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Ma Screech & The Cunjah Man by Adrian John Smith

Ma Screech & The Cunjah ManAdrian John Smith

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The Deep South, 1955. Dr Jim Tucker (Doc) is collecting stories for his ‘living history’ project. When he interviews Nettie Hansum – a hundred and eight year-old African American and sole remaining inhabitant of the Back-Swamp Road – she tells him a tale of murder, revenge and supernatural terror so fantastic it can’t be true. Or can it?

As Nettie spins her story – a story which harks back to the years immediately after the Civil War, when Nettie was young – Doc hears how Nettie’s husband is lynched for a murder he didn’t commit. When heart-break turns to rage for vengeance, Nettie seeks the help of Ma Screech, an old voodoo witch who lives far out in the swamp. Using her dark arts, Ma Screech summons the Cunjah Man – a walking abomination with snakes sliding around in his bones – and unleashes him on Ned’s killers who, one by one begin to die horrific deaths. Aware of the hex, sick and dying from it, one of the condemned men visits Nettie with a tale of his own to tell – the truth about the murder which cost the innocent Ned his life – and Nettie is presented with a terrible choice and forced to make a decision which will echo down the decades.

Doc remains sceptical. Can such things really be? And does the Cunjah Man linger yet in the swamp-lands, waiting to be called once more from the shadows? This night will tell. If seeing is believing, Doc is about to find out a whole lot more about history and the dark underbelly of the old south than he ever dreamed possible. Except this dream will be a nightmare.

‘Ma Screech & The Cunjah Man’ is a historical horror tale of the occult and supernatural with a strong Southern Gothic flavour. Both moving and terrifying, it is propelled by Nettie’s dialogue toward an ending with a classic horror twist. Steeped in a humid, darkly-charged atmosphere, with a strong plot and memorable characters, this one-hour read is horror-writing for readers who enjoy the disturbing power of a well-constructed story with a traditional feel – a story which haunts and lingers.

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The Horror of Devil's Root Lake by Amy Cross

The Horror of Devil’s Root LakeAmy Cross

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“Once upon a time, there was a monster. An actual, real monster, like you hear about in stories. And this monster killed children. Hundreds and hundreds of children.”

When her son Charlie is killed in a tragic accident, Emily Carter sets out to discover the truth. Convinced that Charlie’s death is linked to other supposed accidents, she’s determined to prove that someone or something targeted her son. But as she continues to dig for the truth, Emily starts to realize that the explanation might be darker and more horrific than she could ever have anticipated.

The Horror of Devil’s Root Lake is the story of a woman who refuses to accept that her son’s death was an accident, and of an ancient evil that waits impatiently in the forest for its next victim.

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The Grief Hole by Kaaron Warren

The Grief HoleKaaron Warren

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There are many grief holes.

There’s the grief hole you fall into when a loved one dies.

There’s another grief hole in all of us; small or large, it determines how much we want to live.

And there are the places, the physical grief holes, which attract suicides to their centre.

Sol Evictus, a powerful, charismatic singer, sends a young artist into The Grief Hole to capture the faces of the teenagers dying there. When she inevitably dies herself, her cousin Theresa resolves to stop this man so many love.

Theresa sees ghosts; she knows how you’ll die by the spirits haunting you. If you’ll drown, she’ll see drowned people. Most often she sees battered women, because she works to find emergency housing for abused women.

She sees no ghosts around Sol Evictus but she doesn’t let that stop her. Her passion to help, to be a saint, drives her to find a way to destroy him.

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Rise of the Dead by Jeremy Dyson

Rise of the DeadJeremy Dyson

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*Best New Zombie Books of 2016* -Rankingsquad.com, March 2016

Rise of the Dead is a zombie novel with a lot of guts that aims for the brain, blending literary fiction with post-apocalyptic thrills.

Blake was never one for taking chances. He lived in a world of formulas and equations. A statistician in a controlled society where everything had become predictably mundane. That world disappeared the day the dead got up and began attacking the living.

Now, the end is here. Blake finds himself fighting for his life in a world that is rapidly spiraling out of control. He struggles to keep himself alive and must risk everything to find his family.

Along the way, Blake finds himself thrust among other unlikely survivors. Together they must adapt to the realities of the undead world, or join the legion of zombies. The characters must overcome their conditioned human apathy and come together if they have any chance of survival.

Rise of the Dead chronicles the first moments of the zombie apocalypse. While the story is a fast-paced thrill ride through an ever-growing zombie horde, the novel aims to draw upon familiar themes as those found in the Romero classic films.

“The debut novel of Jeremy Dyson announces the birth of an upcoming fan favorite zombie fiction writer. Mark my words!” – Ranking Squad

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Asylum Lake by R. A. Evans

Asylum LakeR. A. Evans

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“A taut tale liable to raise significant goosebumps!”
— Ray Walsh, Lansing State Journal

“Asylum Lake is a good old-fashioned horror novel – accessible, creepy and eminently readable.”
— HorrorNews.net

“Few books have the power to send shivers down my spine, but this did. Evans is a brilliant writer of horror. A mysterious lake, ruined lunatic asylum, brutal murders and Scrabble that writes its own warnings. Evans creates a real sense of uneasiness and explores the psyche. If you like horror as it should be, you’ll love it.”
— Steve Emmett, author of Diavolino

Memories are like water. Some float on the surface bright and clear. Some lie deeper – blurred by time and distance. Others rest far from the light in the depths of the darkness. These memories are best forgotten. At the bottom of Asylum Lake the unremembered have grown restless.

After the sudden death of his wife, Brady Tanner moves to the small Michigan town where he spent summers as a youth. But he soon learns that small towns can be stained by memories…and secrets too. As Brady is drawn into unearthing the secrets of the town and of the abandoned psychiatric hospital on the shores of Asylum Lake, he discovers a new love in an old friend. But there is an evil presence lurking beneath the waters of the lake. What is the source of this evil–and what does it want with Brady Tanner?

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The Disembodied by Anthony Hains

The DisembodiedAnthony Hains

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Thirteen-year-old Griffin Rinaldi seems like a normal kid. He plays basketball at the Y and he’s just learning to talk to girls. But Griffin doesn’t feel normal. He’s been diagnosed with Depersonalization Disorder–he feels disconnected from his body, and at times, he doesn’t know if he’s dead or alive. And it seems to be getting worse.

Following the brutal death of his abusive father, Griffin is haunted by a red-haired kid only he can see and who wants him to do things he doesn’t understand. Griffin’s only sources of support are his grandfather, Soren – a regional author of Outer Banks ghost stories – and his same-aged cousin, Tanner, a boy coping with his own troubled life.

When a rare blizzard strikes the Outer Banks, Griffin recognizes the red-haired boy as a vengeful specter from Soren’s tales. To make matters worse, his well-meaning aunt has convinced his mother he’s under some sort of spiritual attack. Unsure if the mysterious boy is a symptom of his disorder or an entity with evil intent, Griffin finds himself in a struggle to save his life, his sanity and maybe his very soul.

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