Day 27 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – A. M. Stoddard

About A. M. Stoddard

Anne Marie Stoddard is a USA TODAY bestselling author and former Amazon Mover & Shaker. She writes supernatural suspense and humorous cozy mysteries with an edge. Her Amelia Grace Mystery series, inspired by her years working in radio, and concert venues and music festivals across the U.S., has won several awards, including the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival Writing Contest, the 2013 Book Junkie’s Choice Award for Best Debut Fiction Novel, and nominations for the 2014 & 2016 RONE Awards Best Mystery/Thriller Category. 

Aside from writing, Anne Marie loves her husband and their dog, college football, hula hoops, music, coffee, and anything pumpkin-flavored.

Synopsis for The Brook

There’s something evil lurking in the waters of the mountain streams, and only ten year-old Michael Wilson knows how to stop it. Can he kill the creature and save the residents of Sampson, Tennessee, or will he become the monster’s next meal?

My Review for The Brook

Living with a river almost in my backyard, hearing the water moving, I feel this book. There is something about the water that is not only calming, but creepy with the right setting. What was the creature exactly? It was described as a vampire, I was thinking it was some sort of mermaid that lives in a small body of water, not the ocean. But, a part of the story threw my idea out of the window. What exactly was that creature? Read it, and tell me what you think.

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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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