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What’s up my bloggers ? I know I haven't been keeping my pace up with the daily blogs . But I think that I have little something special to bring you tonight!
Who here is in a real Horror mood? I have discovered a novel that I think just might be what you are searching for.
THE WITCH by Mary Ann Mitchell
Deep in the basement a wooden box sits on a table. Demons that were called into the world are etched on the box. With tiny claws they writhe, push, and scratch at the wood, attempting to gain freedom. The forked tongues flick the air, bulbous noses scent, swollen cheeks pulse. Their icy determined voices vibrate the atmosphere with inaudible high-pitched screeches calling for revenge.
Five-year old Stephen’s mother, Cathy, is dead. Her body was cremated, her ashes cast into the ocean. Yet her spirit hovers over Stephen. It urges him to go down to the basement. For Stephen is meant to be the demons’ instrument. His innocence will be their mask, his love their weapon.
Because Stephen’s father ended his affair with the babysitter too late. And Stephen’s oppressive, demanding grandmother must pay for the pain she selfishly forced on her daughter.
With blue eyes and cherub smile, Stephen will set out to punish Mommy’s persecutors.
Mary Ann Mitchell's short stories have been published in a number of magazines. The short story The Hyacinth Girl appeared in the anthology The Year’s Best Horror Stories: XXI, edited by Karl Edward Wagner. A modified version became the first chapter of Drawn To The Grave, which won the International Horror Guild Award for Best First Book and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. She has published five books in her Marquis de Sade vampire series and has a stand-alone book titled Ambrosial Flesh.
She has served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President of the Northern California Chapter of Sisters in Crime and Secretary of the Horror Writers of America Association. Mitchell is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, and the Science Fiction, Fantasy Writers of America.
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To Travis and Jodie Glasgow, the house in the idyllic small town seems perfect, the surrounding woods and lake like a postcard. But soon after they move in, things begin to…change. Strange noises wake Travis at night. His dreams are plagued by ghosts. Barely glimpsed shapes flit through the darkened hallways—shapes bearing a frightening resemblance to a little boy. Footprints appear. Strangest of all are the wooden stairs rising cryptically from the lake.
The more Travis investigates, the more he uncovers the house’s violent and tragic past . . . and the more he learns that some secrets can’t be buried forever.
AUTHOR BIO; Ronald Malfi
Ronald Malfi is the award-winning author of the novels The Ascent, Snow, Shamrock Alley, Passenger, and several others. Most recognized for his haunting, literary style and memorable characters, Malfi writes dark fiction that has gained acceptance among readers of all genres.
He currently lives along the Chesapeake Bay, where he is at work on his next book.
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