A horror/paranormal anthology that lures, grips and exhilarates, leaving the reader demanding more. ‘Normal’ will never be the same after reading Evil Imminent. In Maryann Weston’s exciting new anthology, mundane becomes extraordinary. • Nate is unable to cast off his past; • Gabby is devastated by grief; • Sal will do whatever it takes; • Sybilla’s arrogance leads her toA horror/paranormal anthology that lures, grips and exhilarates, leaving the reader demanding more. ‘Normal’ will never be the same after reading Evil Imminent. In Maryann Weston’s exciting new anthology, mundane becomes extraordinary. • Nate is unable to cast off his past; • Gabby is devastated by grief; • Sal will do whatever it takes; • Sybilla’s arrogance leads her to a deadly risk; • Dutton’s yearnings become an obsession; • Bella is consumed by her disrespect for culture; • Michael searches for redemption. Unresolved dysfunction can have terrifying consequences. “She fled back through the house and out the front door into the comfort of the suburban street. She gulped in the cool air and focused on one thought. Something had gone wrong. It had gone horribly wrong.”...
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Book Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/book-tou...Is anyone surprised my first read for the new year is a horror collection? Since it’s my favorite genre, I can’t say that I am.Anyway, Evil Imminent proved to be an interesting collection of short horror stories, and if you ask me, a great read to start the new year. The collection starts out with a short introduction where the author explains the appeal of writing and reading horror. Then starts the first story, “Monsters in the Mist”. The story is about Nate, a single man with an unhealthy relationship with his mother. The construction company he works for just unearthed three bodies, and he witnessed the gruesome discovery. What happens next was definitely surprising and scary – but I won’t spoil it for you. Let’s just say it was my favorite part of the collection, and a great start for the book.The second story, “The Bonding” talks about Sally who bought a large, historical mansion, rumored to be haunted, and finds out for herself what secrets the mansion harbors. “Love Outlasted” is about Gabby, a woman devastated by grief after her husband went missing in action. This story wasn’t that scary, but it definitely qualified as dark fiction. “Dark Star” is about Dutton’s yearning to find his mother, “Trinity of Terror” talks about an overconfident ghost hunter and what could go wrong by being too arrogant, “On the Edge of Darkness” talks about Bella, who disrespects other cultures and may get punished for doing so, and the collection ends with “From the Book of Redemption”, the story of Michael, who seeks redemption but might never receive it.The stories are all vastly different, yet they match well together. We get psychological terror as well as supernatural horror. My favorite story, as I mentioned, was “Monsters in the Mist”. My least favorite would be “From the Book of Redemption”, since it wasn’t that scary. Overall, all the stories were enjoyable and they make for an intriguing collection.
This is a collection of seven short stories set in Great Britain and Australia. The author sets the scene in a short introduction.In "Monsters in the Mist", Nate Phillips is a grown man who has been under the thumb of his controlling mother far too long. Nate's childhood fears resurface when the bodies of three young children are found on his work site. Then he finally gets up the courage to do something about his situation after being visited by a ghostly presence in the mist.In "The Bonding", Sally Meekham buys an old mansion that is thought to be haunted. It turns out she has signed up for much more than she has bargained for.In "Love Outlasted" Gabby Allman's husband Levi is missing, presumed dead. Twelve months later, Gabby decides to pursue their dream of buying a home in the country. Will Levi ever return to her?In "Dark Star", Dutton Forrest is a Trekkie who believes in dark stars and aliens. All he wants is evidence to prove their existence to the other members of the Star Trek Foundation. Will he get his wish?In "Trinity of Terror", Sybilla is a ghost hunter on the trail of Marcus Mason, an evil spirit. But what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?In "On the Edge of Darkness", Bella visits the Australian Outback with her boyfriend Dan and encounters some strange phenomena.In "From the Book of Redemption", Michael is part of the Merman society where it is forbidden to feel and where the Killing of the land dwellers is a regular occurrence. Michael wants to escape this life and be free to be himself. Will he ever find happiness?These seven stories share the common themes of alienation, loneliness, ghostly presences, and the loss of a parent at an early age. The author very skillfully gives us only as much information as is necessary, forcing us to use our imaginations and come to our own conclusions. Be warned, this is a grim collection. No happily-ever-afters here.I received this book in return for an honest review.Full blog post (coming 3 January): http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com...
In this horror/paranormal anthology of seven short stories Maryann Weston plays on childhood fears-the dark mists, big empty houses, loneliness, space, ghosts, and the deep ocean. The stories are set in Australia and Great Britain, so some of the language tripped me up, but some of the landscapes offered settings that offered up settings that provoked the possibilities of trepidation.My favorite story was the very first, Monsters in the Mist. Nate has just gotten his life under control; found a home away from his overbearing mother and advanced in his career. When Nate's work project hits a gruesome bump in the road, horror, parts of Nate's past come back to haunt him. For a short story, the suspense was high and there was a good mystery, I also love a good haunted house story. In The Bonding Sally moves into her dream home, a large, older home in Highbrow. Only, she doesn't know the full extent of it's past. When Sally moves in, she quickly finds out and becomes an important part of the house itself.Another good haunting is in Trinity of Terror. Sybillia, an amateur ghost hunter takes on more than she can handle when she decides to investigate the Mason House herself. She tries to seek help with the rest of her paranormal investigative crew, but it is far too late. The closing story, From the Book of Redemption, places Mermaids in a sinister light while exploring their origins and inter-species battles.This book was received for free in return for an honest review.