Day 19 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – A. Lopez Jr.

About A. Lopez Jr.

“Born and raised in Texas and now residing in Arizona, I published my first work Purgatory – 13 Tales of the Macabre and Floor Four – A Novella of Horror, in 2011. I also have completed the serialized horror series Night Dreams, with seven episodes. My column, ‘Ask AJ’, appears in the All Authors Magazine, online and I have had short stories published on Dark River Press, The Sirens Call eZine Issue #14 and the anthologies, State of Horror Illinois by Charon Coin Press and Concordant Vibrancy by All Authors Publishing. I chose the Horror genre for the first few books, and have plans to write in different genres with short stories, novellas, and novels.”

Synopsis for Floor Four

An old abandoned hospital haunted by the ghost of a serial killer. A group of friends too curious for their own good. An old man hiding a secret.

The old and vacant Saint Vincent Hospital is said to be haunted by the ghost of David Henry Coleman, the notorious serial killer known as The Mangler. Coleman died on the fourth floor after being shot by police. For Brandon and his friends, their curiosity gets the best of them as they explore the dark halls despite ‘Old Man’ Jake’s warnings. No one knows of Jake’s past connection to the serial killer and the hospital.

Now, on the anniversary of The Mangler’s death, a group of high school kids are planning a private party on the haunted fourth floor. Jake must keep everyone out and protect them from the true evil that lurks on Floor Four, while Brandon falls deeper into the Mangler’s supernatural world. 

If you like your scares with a twist of the twilight zone, then you’ll love Floor Four’s take on the supernatural.

My Review for Floor Four

The book kind of reminded me of the second season of American Horror Story, where they were at Briarcliff. It had that same creepy feel to it. I loved the way the author wrote the story, as I was able to see clearly what was going on. Of course, my imagination runs wild, and every time I hear something in the house, I have to take a pause on the reading. If you like serial killers and haunted hospitals, check it out!

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Blog Tour Stop: Rose-Colored Glasses by Jo Ann Simon

Everyone has been exposed to losing a loved one. I lost almost an entire family in about a year. Reading Rose-Colored Glasses opened my eyes to know that I was not the only one.

Synopsis

Dear Tom,

I’m back on Anna Maria Island… missing you.

But walking down these beautiful beaches reminds me of us and makes me feel a little less far away from you. And that encourages me as I am writing our story. Hopefully this will help other people who are feeling our pain too.

I love and miss you every day, darling.

Love,

Me

When he first saw me, Tom said that he would spend the rest of his life with me. To my surprise, he actually did. He was the love of my life. We shared a story that felt like a dream. Every moment was an adventure… and then Tom became ill. As his mysterious symptoms persisted we were hurtled through a maze of fear, tests, doubts and sorrow. But while doctors toyed with diagnoses- Lyme disease, ALS- we filled each day with joy, hope, good food, wine, music and travel. Even when death came to crush our storybook romance, we found that the human spirit is greater than the frailties of the body, greater than suffering and grief.

From the fateful tick bite on Block Island to central nervous system failure, to healing my grief and loss, I stayed afloat, upbeat, and connected to Tom through devotion, true love, and by donning my own special pair of rose-colored glasses.

It is hard to admit, but it is difficult to lose a loved one. I lost almost an entire family in a year of different causes: lung disease, heart attack, and eventually a broken heart. It was a tough year, and with each death, it got harder and harder. People were worried about me, heck, I was worried about myself. Working in hospice has also taught me that people grieve in different ways.

Rose-Colored Glasses was beautifully written. A masterpiece of every emotion wrapped up in a little package that has a huge impact on those who have experienced the same life changing event.

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