Feel the chill....
Heather Beck presents Shivers, an anthology of curses and secrets.
"Night of the Vampire"
Strange rituals, strict curfews, people who live in constant fear.... There’s something wrong in Kristine’s new town of Darscadia - something that only comes out at night to drink human blood.
"Long Live the Bonsai"
When twins Caddy and Cody find a bonsai tree in an old attic, they discover that it holds the secret to eternal youth.
"The Wildest West"
A school trip turns into a nightmare when the class arrives in a ghost town that was once home to three very evil cowboys.
"Curses Never Die"
Beneath the waters of Hawaii lies a rare and beautiful diamond, but when amateur divers Erin and Dustin discover the treasure, they learn the hard way that it’s cursed.
This anthology of short stories is like a return to the old campfire tales. Some have good endings, some have scratch your head in bewilderment endings, and some have endings that make you want to dash for your tent, pull your sleeping bag over your head, and huddle against the night and the noises in the dark. Thankfully as I have seen before with this author, there is nothing foul, overly violent, or graphic with this book.
The narrator is perfect! His voice is the best mix of 'Once Upon a Time in the Woods...' Mixed with the Twilight Zone. He also handles male / female switch-offs well. I literally had a hard time remembering that I was not listening to an episode of the Twilight Zone or the Outer Limits!
Scary stories are not usually my thing as I am prone to getting nightmares easily, but after listening to these, I might reconsider. I may even have to go and find the earlier installments of this series to see how they compare. Unfortunately all of this campfire talk has actually put the taste of s'mores in my mouth, so you might want to consider having some handy while listening...