From the Southern Tale Spinner, T.S. Woolard, comes 15 Creepy Tales of Horror and Dark Transgressive Fiction unlike anything you’ve ever lived through before. There are stories where clearly someone is stark raving mad—and before you’re through—it may well be you. Open the door and step into Woolard’s World—if you dare.—Dona Fox, award-winning author of “Taking Ink.”
Our Reviews –
Solo Circus is a collection of fifteen short stories that take the reader on a journey between past and present, real and extraordinary, hopeful and horrifying. From “The Savior” all the way through to “Ashley”, each story pulled me in even more than the last. The imagery in “The Savior” made me think, trying to decipher each element. In “Non-Compliant” I was almost imagining the story as one of my favorite television shows. “Before Hell” makes you wonder how two people brought up in the same home can turn out so differently. The final story in the collection, “Ashley”, was by far my favorite of the group. A story that shows the long-lasting effects of abuse made even more disturbing with the addition of creepy dolls. While it is horror it is the psychological aspects of the stories that are more disturbing than any gore contained in the pages. I can definitely see myself rereading and discovering elements I didn’t see the first time around.
From The Southern Tale Spinner’s darkest side, courtroom scenes so vivid, so engrossing, at first you may forget you’re reading a story from the man who’s been to Hell himself, the transgressive terror T.S. Woolard–until the fists fly out of the page and grab you by the throat. Yes, this is Hell, and it’s going to get so much worse for Attorney John Rhaport. John represents an insane and guilty client, a man who committed heinous crimes–a giant who terrifies John and pulls him into Hell. Horrific scenes of violence will flow like ice water through your veins. Unexpected plot twists and a riveting ending wrap up this gripping page-turner. By adding his transgressive talents to the Courtroom Thriller, I believe T.S. Woolard has created an exciting new genre.
Dona Fox – Multi-award winning author of “Darker Tales from the Den”
Our Reviews –
In The Meaning of Hell, we follow the trial of serial killer Jerry Thomas and the events that unfolded afterward. We get a look into the mind of Jerry Thomas through his defense attorney John Rhaport. In his quest to find a defense of Jerry we find him pouring through files from a psychiatrist he saw as a young adult Dr. Steinhardt. We see how depraved and disturbed Jerry truly is as well as almost understand why he’s become the killer he has. A fantastic story that takes you on a disturbing ride, however, once it’s over you’re looking for more. A definite must read for horror and thriller lovers.
T.s. Woolard’s poetry book Sugar & Cyanide
Will take you on a rollercoaster ride of
Depth and emotions. His poetry is from deep within
His soul where he bares raw emotions
And pain. There are Extreme love and loyalty,
Alongside desperation, grief and loss, that we have all
Felt in our lifetimes but we prevail. His words will bring you
From the highest heights to the lowest of lows and every
Other emotion there is in-between.
Our Reviews –
Sugar & Cyanide is a beautiful compilation of poetry that ranges from the depths of despair to the highs of romance. With each poem you find the feeling of the writer laid bare on the pages. I found each poem evoked different emotions from love to desperation to hope to depression. I loved each poem in the collection, however, I’d have to say that the final poem in the book touched me in a way that I wasn’t expecting. A phenomenal collection of poems that is a definite must-read.
The author takes you along for the ride through his journey of poems. While I will say the final poem in the book is why I actually read it once I heard a friend of mine read it I knew I had to. As you read through the pages you find that each poem takes you to a different place. You feel with each stroke of the page the passion that the author uses within to leave you feeling everything he felt in that moment. This definitely is a must read if you love poetry.
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.
Our Reviews –
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.