TWENTY-SIX TALES OF DESPERATION, SORROW, AND TERROR
In these stories, a cult’s demise reveals previously hidden atrocities; nightmares have someone questioning their reality; a woman clings to memories when her partner has dementia; a deadly virus renders all animals off limits for human consumption; an alien abduction brings pain to some and sadism to others; three wise men follow a star, hoping to end an apocalypse; a portrait photographer reaches her breaking point; a rougarou attacks two girls in a swamp; a werewolf defies the odds and finds love until the inevitable happens; an innocent tea party turns sinister; and more…
Cover by Lynne Hansen
Blood of the Rougarou
Even the Jellyfish
Step Right Up
How to Pose the Dead
Those Goddamn Strawberries
Her Mother’s Smile
Two Months Too Long
Fire in the Night
A Werewolf's Lament
The Bay Sirius Witch of Atchafalaya Basin
I Watch Them
The Finest French Lace
Just a Dream
The Many Indiscretions of Agent 592
The Dinner Rush
When the Swell Breaks
Step by Step
Star of San Luis
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"One of the best collections I’ve read all year."
-Richard Beauchamp, author of Black Tongue and Other Anomalies
"The collection, containing twenty-six pieces of work, from flash fiction, a poem, to several wonderful short stories, show Garcia's stellar storytelling skills at their finest. "
"This collection is brimming with originality and diversity."
-Wayne Fenlon, author of The Black Cabin
"The writing is skillful, usually getting right to the point, which allows many of them to be very short... you never know what the next story is going to spring on you. Maybe a nightmare cult, maybe a taste of an apocalypse, a werewolf, a ghost, or an octosquatch.... It might also be a little slice of life from an ordinary person that’s so poignant it gives your heart a little squeeze."
"26 stories. That's right, 26 stories, and not a bad one in the bunch. Some will break your heart; others will get under your skin. Some will make you laugh. All of them will affect you in one way or another. I mean, come on, how can you not dig a story called Octosquatch? This is a stellar collection of tales. If you haven't read Holly yet, I highly recommend this one. Excellent read.. "
-Warn Iverson (The Yeti Reads and Reviews)
"This is a top-notch collection of stories from Holly Rae Garcia. There is something to please (and disgust) every flavor of horror fan."
"I love Holly’s writing style. You just can’t help but be captivated. Everyone needs to read her work.."
COMING NOV. 24th
A Short Christmas Horror Story
A deadly pandemic kills 100% of those affected, and a desperate father makes the most of his daughter’s final Christmas.