Category: horror



The Red Church (Sheriff Frank Littlefield, #1)

The Red Church (Sheriff Frank Littlefield #1)  by Scott Nicholson

 

 

 

Ronnie Day, 13 year old son of David and Linda Day and older brother to his annoying little brother Tim, has a brain, likes to read and suffers from an overactive imagination. His little brother drove him crazy, his parents were always fighting now, or at least when his father came back to the house they were, and he had to pass by the old red church twice every day to and from school. Ronnie wishes he could be like other kids and not be afraid of the old red church but he swears he can feel someone or something always there, waiting. Just what its waiting for Ronnie’s not sure and he doesn’t want to know.

 

 

 
On the walk home from school, as they’re passing the red church, Tim falls behind Ronnie. Ronnie doesn’t want to go back and see what’s keeping  him. But as Tim insists, Ronnie slowly makes his way back, getting more and more uneasy as he sees that Tim has left the road and is at the old cemetery that sits near the church.

 

 

 
Ronnie’s imagination is taking flight when Tim’s find of a girlie magazine brings him back down to ground. Trying to think of a way to outsmart Tim to get the magazine for himself at first he is unaware of movement from behind him. When a bloody hand reaches out to grab his ankle, Ronnie takes flight, shouting for his little brother to run too.
Sherrif Littlefield hates the red church and has never liked going there. Years before, one Halloween,  when Sherrid Littlefield was a teenager he watched his little brother die here at the church. He’s never told anyone what he really saw as he knows no one will believe him, in fact he’s always wondered if he really saw what he did.

 

 

 
With the gruesome discovery in the old cemetery, Barkerville‘s sheriff Frank Littlefield is worried. Worried and scared. Is there a killer loose in his county or is it something more? Something black and evil? Something not of this world…

 

 

 
Several years ago horror novels were what I read the most. After reading a series of less than good novels from this genre, I got away from them. I decided to take a chance on this one because after reading a sample chapter I thought hmmm maybe this one will be the one that rekindles my interest in horror novels. It has!

 

 

 
I really enjoyed the pace of this book, the build up to the final confrontation kept me reading. The characters were well fleshed out and  believable. I stayed up late by myself, even my dog had gone off to bed, and this book had me checking behind me when I finally made my way off to sleep. For me I found it very reminiscent of an early Stephen King or Dean Koontz novel. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who likes to be frightened.

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Lately I’ve noticed a lot of negative articles online about certain independent authors which many take to include ALL independent authors. I really don’t understand that thinking. There are so many more good independent authors out there than there are bad. Just because 1 indie author is throwing a hissy fit doesn’t make all indie authors bad. It really bothers me that people get grouped together under the same hat simply because they all share the title indie author.

 

 

 

One of the first Indie books I read was

Elemental Magic (Elemental Magic, #1)

Elemental Magic (Elemental Magic #1)  by Angela Wallace

 

 

 

This was an awesome indie book. Well written with and interesting paranormal storyline (see my review)

 

 

 

Chain Gang Elementary, by Jonathan Grant

 

And I just read a pretty gross (and I mean that in a totally good way) horror, supernatural, mystery, paranormal novel. I will have the review up later today as I just moments ago finished reading it.

The Red Church (Sheriff Frank Littlefield, #1)

The Red Church (Sheriff Frank Littlefield #1)  by Scott Nicholson

 

 

 

I think Indie Authors are terrific! Take a chance on an indie novel, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised as was I!

 

 

There are several independent author lists out on the internet. You can also look on GoodReads, Amazon and Smashwords to name a few.


The Pallor of Death and Other Stories by Amanda Lawrence Auverigne

An enthralling collection of 10 short stories featuring zombies, ghosts, werewolves, gore, blood and more!

FACT FINDING MISSION:
Jill and Ben’s walk into the dark forest in search of a glowing ghost ends up being more than they expected.

THE PALLOR OF DEATH
Laura, Charlie and Melanie have a supernatural experience in the old mansion that Melanie just bought.

LAND LINE
A 911 call has Officers Simmons and Tyler heading to 799 Norfolk Lane. Will they find Betty and her brother or is someone or something else using the telephone?

AT THE LAST MINUTE
Holly’s friend Dina has Halloween costume issues but luckily gets help from a crazy source.

RAID
The new designer drug Dead Ice has everyone acting buggy.

PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
We all know how waiting in a line up at a department store gives you that dead zombie feeling but Merton Mart guarantees their customers’ satisfaction with a killer product.

LIGHTHEADED
When the stomach rumbles from hunger, its in everyone’s best interest to feed it.

A SMALL MATTER OF FANTASTIC
In order to win the campus costume contest at Halloween, Haley and Angela are dressed as a zombie gangster and his zombie moll, but with Chad and Devon dressed to impress as werewolves, you have to ask yourself where exactly did the guys get their fur?

THEY ALL COME OUT AT DUSK
Evangeline is tired but decides a little seduction is in order before the game with Percy is over.

DRAMA
Kevin and Jon have grown tired of Lois‘ games and insist that she finally chose which of them she will marry. But who is really the winner?

Well written short stories with great characters. My favorite of these 10 short stories would be Drama.

visit Amanda Lawrence Auverigne website  http://auverigne.com/


Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb  by  M.J.A. Ware

A humorous tale of friendship complicated by growing up, zombie invasion and lemonade.

 
This YA story relates the story of Nate and Misty, best friends who have grown up together, and what happens to them after they decide to go camping one night, without permission from their respective parents.  Returning home, knowing they are going to be in big trouble, they find that almost everyone in their town has vanished. When they meet up with Mayor Frank, things go from bad to worse.

 
This book has a good mixture of gore (not too explicit), zombies, friendship and humor which will appeal to the YA reader.

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