I’m not a horror stories reader but what the hell, maybe you are and this seems like a good collection to have before Halloween.
The Collection is Witching Hour: Sinister Legends, a Horror, Supernatural, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Suspense/Thriller by different Authors
Bloody…maybe we shouldn’t test that just yet.
Urban legends, fact or fiction, at the end of the day they’re all stories. We know not to spin around the room in the dark whispering her name. We’ve heard about the man with the hook and the terror that stalks the babysitter while she’s home alone.
But there are other tales told around the fire at night. The man finding the steps into hell and sanity flickering away. Mind control experiments by governments, big and small. The woman married to the man of peculiar tastes. There are the haunted hospitals, sleep trials in Russia and more.
Slenderman and Bigfoot are nowhere within these stories; these are only the unusual and dark ones, slanted into truth.
In every legend, there is a seed of truth. Welcome to the Witching Hour.
What Sleep Hid By J.M. Butler
What if our dreams hid us from more than consciousness?
Almost the entirety of Kaya’s marriage has been spent in the tortured grip of her husband’s horrific insomnia. Darryl’s illness has nearly destroyed their lives though they cling to one another. No matter how hard it gets, Kaya swears she will be there for him, and she has stuck with him through trials, studies, and experiments.
Now Darryl has a new plan: participate in an experiment intended to completely eliminate the need for sleep.
Kaya fears what this may hold though the doctor appears kind and competent. A blue-cloaked stranger adds to her concerns, warning that sleep is not only essential for sanity but hiding us from predators that hunt us across the dimensions.
But convincing her husband, the doctor, and the other members of the experiment proves almost impossible, and Kaya must uncover a new solution or lose the man she loves forever.
URBAN LEGEND LINK: https://www.thoughtco.com/the-russian-sleep-experiment-3299532
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The Noise Above Us By Alyssa Brocker
Cory and Sapphire are lost. When they meet at a support group for coping with a deceased parent, they find one another. Everything’s seemingly perfect until unexplained occurrences happen where the two call home. They find out their lives on a vacation island aren’t all beaches and relaxing summer days. The events from fifteen years ago refuse to stay concealed. Who, or what, is the source of these disturbances? Is it their parents who passed too soon trying to contact them? Or is it something much darker? The young pair are forced to uncover the secrets buried in the sand. It’s a risk that will not only threaten their budding relationship, but their lives.
URBAN LEGEND LINK: https://www.ranker.com/list/real-urban-legends/lyra-radford
Don’t Think Of Me By Angie Brocker
Suddenly without her identical twin, Bree Carpenter attempts to heal and become her own person despite constant reminders of the shy, smart sister she recently lost. But Lena’s memory may be more dangerous and sinister than she could have ever been capable of when she was alive. Is it possible for the suppressed anger and resentment Lena felt before she died to come alive and murder those who want to remember her? Can a person’s existence be completely erased into nothingness?
URBAN LEGEND LINK: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wattpad.com/amp/283784698
The Eyes Have It By Wendy Cheairs
Hospitals are safe places, a place to go when you or loved ones are ill. Old places though have memories, long and distant that sometimes still affect the modern day. Disbelief has no place here, since believe is not needed to be real. Science can still only explain so much. Welcome to the local children’s hospital, it might be haunted they say. State of the art technology takes care of everything, right?
Melt Me By Maggie Jane Schuler
When Jade Sterling returned home to Diablo for a fresh start, she never expected to run into her first crush.
Cody McAllister had a passion for women and chocolaty treats that were well known around town. She refused to be a part of Cody’s harem, despite his efforts. She was in town to teach, and temptation by his green-coated morsels was not an option.
However, when mysterious green candies appeared on her desk, she needed help to discover if her past arrived back home with her
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Chasing Shadows By Jenniefer Andersson
After losing her grandmother in a horrible murder, a young woman starts examining her family legend. She finds herself wondering: What would drive someone to run clear across the world, just to get away from their nightmares? As Heather discovers, the past will come back to bite you.
URBAN LEGEND LINK: http://www.ungafakta.se/sagor/historier/friaren-med-det-grona-skagget/
They Walk Among Us: The Legend of the Skinwalker by Morgan Heyward and Charlotte E Dhark
Torn from her vacation in The Big Easy, Detective Clary Young headed to northern Arizona and her newest case. A specialist in the field of paranormal serial killers, law enforcement had evidence pointing in that direction, and they needed her help—pronto. Little did she know, she’d find herself embroiled in something bigger and far more sinister.
URBAN LEGEND LINK: http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Skin-walker
Morgan’s website : http://morganheyward.wordpress.com
Facebook Page: Charlotte’s: https://www.facebook.com/pg/illuminateddhark/posts/?ref=page_internal
Facebook Profile: Morgan’s:https://www.facebook.com/morgan.heyward.37
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A Dance Before Midnight By Kristin Jacques
Amy loathes working at La Popular dress shop. It’s not the job, it’s the tourists, who come from far and wide to view La Pascualita, the corpse bride. Not a real corpse, just a detailed mannequin, but skeptical Amy has to sell the legend. When a mysterious Frenchman rolls into town, Amy learns a whole new side to La Pascualita’s story and stumbles into the middle of a tale of love lost that might be found again.
URBAN LEGEND LINK: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/la-pascualita
Amelia In The Red Dress By Alana Delacroix
Kieran knows one thing about the mysterious Amelia–she’s all he wants in a woman. But will he still love her once he knows her secret?
STORY TITLE BY Lenore Cheairs
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The Control of Surrender by Trinity Hanrahan
URBAN LEGEND LINK: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybius_(urban_legend)
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Thir13en Steps by Sienna Haslam
A frantic cry for help from the past lures a reporter to a small town outside Seattle in search of the truth. Was the man who wrote it a madman or a victim of something that frightened people in the town for years? As the reporter reads his journal and unravels its clues, each chapter becomes more horrifying and may be affecting the lives of those around her. Is it a cry for help or an urban legend that’s marked her as its next victim?
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- 2x $25 Amazon gift cards
- Signed copy of Witching Hour: Sinister Legends paperback
- Direct to Kindle e-copy of the already published Witching Hour: Vices and Virtures anthology