When Vicky Rhoades inherits her absentee father’s cabin, her friends convince her to take them camping. She agrees, planning on using the opportunity to lose her virginity before she and her boyfriend go off to separate colleges.
As the teens engage in heavy drinking, drug use and sexual proclivities, a man stalks them, hiding in the woods, waiting for his chance to pick them off one by one in a twisted plot of revenge.
In this literary take on classic 80’s slasher films, a young woman struggles to maintain her self-respect, her friendships and her very survival.
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A young girl who has been pretty shelled by her mom goes out for a weekend getaway with friends from school. What starts out as a fun couple days turns to hysteria and terror in a very short time. As you see everything unfold before your eyes and leaves you wanting more.
Don’t bother knocking because no one is home. Just turn the doorknob and enter. Please leave your Good Book, Rosary and Cross at the door. Take your coat off and feel free to hang it on the rack. Dirty shoes are allowed in here and never mind the dark stains on the carpet. Prepare yourself my new friend because Hell’s doors have opened and the Demons have come out to play. Welcome to 13 Demons Way.
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13 Demons Way is a compilation of 13 stories that are centered around demons. The 13 short stories are a combination of stories from previously published works and others are newly written. None of the stories were exceptionally scary, some were creepier than others, like The Santa Exorcism. I loved the fact that within this one book I got exposure to some of his other stories that I will surely have to read. Each story is stand alone and you can read them at your leisure. However, once I started I wanted to read until I got through all 13 stories. A must read for short story lovers.
Fantastic especially if you love short stories.
This is a great book to start with a complying of short stories from an author. Some of these were original made specifically for this book. Others were from other chapters in his other books. The thing I loved the most was knowing where I wanted to go next in his books. I also want to say I don’t think this was necessarily horror to me. Was is scary part, but not the blood gore that most think about it was more the thriller, suspense, psychological. You know the tingling down your spine and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone especially ones that loved paranormal.
Sparks: An Inferno Prequel
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My son is a good man.
I know what you think about him, because I know what he’s done, but you have to understand that it’s not his fault.
He was something of a misanthrope in his youth and that can be attributed to his father.
Please understand that I will take the blame for my part in wrecking his soul, but it’s so hard to resist a boy so sweet.
He’s always loved me most of all and I took advantage of that.
Until you feel what I felt in his arms don’t judge me too harshly.
Don’t hate my son for the sins of his mother.
I betrayed his trust.
I made him into the man he’s become.
God help me.
This is my confession.
The Southern Tale Spinner bursts from the North Carolina pines with his third straight victory, Psycho Circus! This collection has the tall task of living up to Woolard’s last two books, and it does not disappoint as it punches out vicious themes of love and death.
Woolard performs his hallmark feats, showing off high-risk maneuvers with bold grisly delight as he catapults the terror to new heights in ten standout stories. Six beautifully brutal poems slice between the tales. Hardcore highlights capture the essence of the cult phenomenon that is the Southern Tale Spinner. The collection too quickly climaxes with the cruelest, the show stealer, the novelette, Heaven’s Healer from Hell.
All the drama, gore, and blood that a transgressive horror fan desires. Emotionally charged, innovative, revolting. Will cut fresh wounds and salt lingering injuries from Woolard’s earlier works. Lives up to every ounce of hype. Another spectacular collection hardwired to make you feel alive.
–Dona Fox, multi-award winning author of Darker Tales from the Den.
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Psycho Circus is not a book that I would normally choose however I recently joined a book club and this was our first read. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found between the pages of this book. The short stories and poems truly blew me away. Almost each of the stories in this book made me think of either the lesson that was hidden in the words or how I would have reacted to the events that played out. I think I thought more about the words written in this book than I do for some books I’ve read that contains one single story. An amazing read by an author that I can’t wait to read more from.
This is not my normal genre however I’m pleased to have read this. I was surprised first off at the short stories by how much I enjoyed them. I’m usually the one getting lost into the story but here the way the words seemed to fall effortlessly onto the page makes you wonder how much harder it is for the author. I saw him being referred to as the Southern Tale Spinner and I have to agree that he didn’t disappoint at anytime. I can’t wait to read more from him.