(EBOOK/EPUB) [Shadowy Natures] by Rebecca Rowland

Shadowy NaturesDe truly surprised me in their uniue approaches to the genre incorporating the Old West as a setting a storyline involving a revenge plot on a man in hospice a common skin condition gone berserk and an underground collectors item of books bound in human skin respectively There are also everyday situations that uickly escalate into terror traps like in Maternal Bond just had a baby expecting one soon you ll reak out or Christmas Shopper are you a Black Friday regular you won t be after this story or Walking on Knives looking or something to spice #UP YOUR MARRIAGE DON T AND #your marriage DON T And course there are stories about everyday humans who simply enjoy killing andor hurting others In Control Accessory My Father s Home Heart Skull Heart and Roger just to remind us that yep my next door neighbor may in act have bodies in his basement I next door neighbor may in act have bodies in his basement I recommend this anthology enough and I dare any Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford fan of psychological horror to read it and try to be disappointed It can t be done I received this book as an ARCrom the publisher but Ready for Summer frankly I would payor it I think it s only 15 on and I ll probably buy a copy Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech for my niece who also enjoys horror Spine chilling and hair raising This is a terrific and terrifying selection of stories that will make you suirm in your seat andorce you to get up to check the doors and windows before you go to sleep However you won t be able to resist reading just one story before you shut your eyes Even though you know it will probably give you nightmares But rest assured your nightmares can t possibly be spine chilling or hair raising than the tales in Shadowy NaturesThere are twenty one stories in the collection and they are all excellent Three stories in particular stood out A coerência textual for me Maternal Bond by KC Grifant takes you deep inside the tortured psyche of Mpulsions awakened by his daughter’s dental deformity Sorting through a deceased relative’s belongings aamily stumbles upon a horrific treasure as a drifter with a dark secret wanders the Old WestWhile a military officer spends his days delivering despair a procrastinator is consumed by guilt after making a deadly mistake and a businessman stumbles upon a bizarre Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller family photo gallery Post partum paranoia and isolation threaten one mother’s sanity until an outside threat pushes her over the edge while another mother picks at her son’s psychological scabs until he scramblesor releaseUrban blight bears down on a convenience store owner; a middle aged man takes a terminally ill acuaintance captive to avenge his lover’s death; a depressed suburban. Full disclosure I m one of THE AUTHORS IN THIS COLLECTION BUT authors in this collection But course that leaves 20 other stories or me to appreciate and appreciate I do For First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who'€ve Been There fans of dark twisted creepy horror this is the bookor you Each story is excellent but Scotty Milder s Seven Days of Dog Walking and Elin Olausson s Uncle in particular have haunted me or months now You won t regret reading this Except maybe when all of the lights are offand the shadows in your bedroom look a little longer than normaland what was that sound in the hall But hey isn t that what you paid or I agree with another review on here Usually when I pick up an anthology I know if I m lucky I m going to REALLY enjoy a April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers few of the stories like some of them and want to skip some as well This is trueor single author collections too It s not a criticism of those stories I liked least We all have different tastes However I must say Shadowy Natures is the irst anthology where I genuinely enjoyed every single one of the stories even though the subjects narrator voices and author styles were very different All are psychological horror Don t expect any monsters or splatterporn but DO be prepared or some serious CREEP and I say that in a good way Mandibular Fixation Taking Out the Garbage and Ring Rock all have gradually building tension the kind where if they were movies you d hold off going

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popcorn because just know something big is going to happen any moment Seven Days of Dog Walking Uncle In a Mother s Eyes The Wolf Gang Cuckoo and Like Abigail Winchell all made me start to uestion my spidey sense In each there is something very rotten in Denmark and it s not until at least halfway through each story that the dark truth is revealed A Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome few of the other stories Drifter His Death Brings No Respite Itch and Lemona. The boundary line between instinct and reason is of a very shadowy nature”  Edgar Allan Poe 1840With its twenty one stories of serial killers and sociopathsixations and etishes breakdowns and bad decisions crafted by authors as diverse as their writing styles Shadowy Natures leads ans of psychological horror down dark and treacherous roads to destinations they will be too unsettled to leave Under the tutelage of a charismatic caretaker a young boy learns that the rules don’t apply to 'exceptional' people; under the blinders of parental love a parent considers the after effects of his daughter’s criminal exonerationOne suburban dad inds himself inexplicably drawn to something he spies while walking the amily pet and another discovers buried co. Young mother trying desperately to cope with a newborn baby that just won t stop screaming Her maternal love leads her to make the ultimate sacrificeIn Lemonade by Paul Stansfield a Space Kid familyaces an ethical dilemma when they Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town find an obscene treasure left by a deceased relative It poses the uestion can you use evilrom the past to do good today Louis Stephenson s Itch is a story of physical infection and psychological breakdown that will have you checking your shower or lecks of dead skin and your carpet Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water for creepy bugs A sugar shaker will never seem so innocent againBob Hastings Anthologies are like beerlights You get a little taste here a little taste there and before you know it you ve Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus found a new author to love and you go buy all of their books Often wildly different in style and voice short stories grouped together like this are perfector the reader who only "has small snippets of time And it s hard to have each "small snippets of time And it s hard to have each reflect an overall theme while being uniue In this Shadowy Natures is the perfect anthology with 21 dark tales that will get in your head suirming and pulsing until you have to look away Some of these were truly disgusting body horrors I m looking at you Itch by Louis Stephenson away Some of these were truly disgusting body horrors I m looking at you Itch by Louis Stephenson Full disclosure I am one of the authors who horrors I m looking at you Itch by Louis Stephenson Full disclosure I am one of the authors who to this anthology This was a un and scary mix of psychological horror stories My personal Troubled Waters favorites were Matthew R Davis s Walking on Knives a couple s attempt to jazz up their sex life goes terribly awry KC Grifant s Maternal Bond about a new mother dealing with severe stress and depression and Bryan Miller s Heart Skull Heart aather suspects his beloved daughter may not be what she seems I also especially enjoyed KN Johnson s Accessory Scotty Milder s Seven Days of Dog Walking and Louis Stevenson s Itch. Housewife makes a strange new riend and a neglected teen inds solace and inspiration in a vicious classmate’s company When her brother moves back into the amily home a woman becomes consumed by what he leaves behind; when a man disappears his sister considers the warning signs he may have been leaving since childhood One couple abandons urban life or the isolating wilderness while another plays a dangerous game hoping to rekindle their relationship While one son revisits the scene of his ather’s horrific crime spree another returns home to ponder his amily’s well hidden secretFrom uniue twists on traditional terror tropes to resh rights Owls: Birds of the Night found in the most innocuous of places these tales will surprise and unnerve even the most veteran horrorans. ,