The shadows grow long in the crisp autumn air, and soon the summer will be a distant memory. In the dim light of a fading sun the night has returned to reclaim its own.
From hayrides to corn mazes, and Jekyll n Hyde. With warped games and witches, demons, and Death personified. “Autumn Nights: 13 Spooky Fall Reads” brings together the very best in chilling tales to tell under a harvest moon.
Created for those who get excited for Halloween and crisp Fall weather (and yes, even Pumpkin Spice Lattes). Are you the type to dream of windy nights and tumbling leaves even while summer days stretch on? Do you want scary bonfire stories with doses of humor and twists on classical tales? This collection is perfect for you.
These thirteen plus one (bonus!) spooky short stories originate from the talents of fourteen impressive new and published authors. Each twisted tale glimmers with a different sinister face of Autumn to bring new chills to your spine.
Even better- your purchase helps animals in need. All profits generated through the sales of Autumn Nights will be donated to the ASPCA as part of their ongoing mission to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
The stories included are:
“Bloodlines: A Sage Roberts Story” by Cass Kim: Left home alone all week for the first time, Sage’s trip to the pumpkin patch takes an unusual path. Now, she will find out how many secrets her little town keeps.
“Fade to Black” by Amanda Stockton: Hard times make for bad decisions, while peer pressure crushes the best of intentions in this dark tale of false friends and forgotten evil.
“Magician’s Weekend” by Martin Shannon: Insanity is a pizza pie best served cold, or at least that’s how it’s going to be by the time Eugene Law gets to it. A quiet evening without the family turns into a madcap parade of critical rolls and saving throws in this tale of Weird Florida.
“Hannah and Gregory” by Jacob Faust: Candy is the least of their worries when siblings find themselves left for dead in this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel.
“The Teller Tree” by SM Rose: There has always been a secret-keeper in the wood, and so there must always be. A tale of secrets, love, and stories that continue after their ends.
“From Hell” by Tara Jazdzewski: Dark deeds in the deepest night summon more than just the police in this tale of Victorian witches in the gaslit streets of London.
“Constellation Boy” by Dixon Reuel shows what happens when you travel beyond the stars, only to come face-to-face with the eerily familiar!
“Soul Sisters” by Mandy Lawson: After several accidents at a fall retreat, Charlotte suspects someone is targeting her. What began as a weekend of kissing and kayaking may end with mystery and murder.
“Witches of Nine” by Meg Holeva: Fairy bargains and small town Iowa collide in this story of loss and life.
“Dawson Farms” by Matthew Cesca follows a teenage couple on a trip to a local farm to give its corn maze a try. As night falls, things take a frightening turn among the corn stalks.
“Location #23” by Alana Turner: When a young barista rediscovers a forgotten app the game quickly sparks nostalgia. As the days go on and she continues to play something more sinister begins to emerge.
“A Witch’s Ken” by Nicolas Gram: Another night spent babysitting is the least of Amelia’s concerns when the auspicious return of a distant comet re-hashes a past best left forgotten.
“My Own Dark Way” by K. A. Miltimore is a new twist on a familiar tale from Victorian London. Something is stalking him through the dim alleys of Whitechapel …or is it all in his head?
“Courting Death” by Edison T. Crux: An immortal girl and a heartbroken Death. This creative cast of characters will warm even your cold dead heart.