Day 14 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Amy Cross

About Amy Cross

Amy Cross is the author of more than 100 horror, paranormal and fantasy novels. Her books include Asylum, The Farm, The Bride of Ashbyrn House and The Haunting of Blackwych Grange. She has also written three collections of horror short stories, titled Perfect Little Monsters, Twisted Little Things and The Ghost of Longthorn Manor

Synopsis for The Nurse

Twenty years ago, something very bad happened in this house. But it’s over now. I promise.”

When Rachel moves to a new house with her mother, she immediately realizes that something isn’t quite right. Although she’s blind, Rachel can tell that the stories about the house’s past don’t add up. And slowly, she starts to worry that someone or something from that past might still be around.

Soon, Rachel learns the story of the house’s previous occupant, a troubled nurse who spent every waking moment caring for a sick old man. The nurse eventually lost her mind, resulting in a series of horrific murders, but have the events of that awful time truly been left behind? Or is something stirring in the night, something that only Rachel seems to notice?

The Nurse is the story of a girl who finds herself trapped in a sinister house, and a woman who believes she’s being haunted by the ghost of a long-dead child. Contains scenes of violence.

My Review for The Nurse

Both horrific and sad, I guarantee you that you will not be able to put this book down. I was not expecting the ending. Jumping from past to present, parts will start linking together, pieces of the puzzle will start to form the picture. As I was reading the book, I was searching for answers, until finally it came out into the open. Even at work, I was thinking about this story to find out what was connecting the two women and the house. Until the end.

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Day 5 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Mav Skye

About Mav Skye

Mav Skye writes from the attic of a creepy old house on the edge of a bay. She has awoken late at night to the sound of an old woman crying in her attic bedroom. Is Mav’s house haunted? She doesn’t know, but if she ever finds out, you’ll be the first to know. Mav has over twenty published books and has won and placed in multiple short fiction contexts. She is the creator and host of Dark Softly Tales Podcast. Mav loves to spend her late nights molding, sanding and painting goth cameos pendants.

Synopsis for Deadly Women

Serial killers, psychopaths, brutality and violence, horror and terror, cunning, wit, beauty and charm—what am I describing? Deadly women, of course. Included in this series is Pillow Talk, nominated for Spinetingler’s Best Short Story on the Web award. Pick your Poison:

Pillow Talk: If sexy Henrietta asks you if you are afraid of the dark, it’s already too late. 

Mantra:
One, two, three…

Nails and teeth go beneath.

Hair and gums, unbecomes.
Legs and fingers, let them linger.

Heads and tails flip for sells.


What does this mean? Ask Rhiannon, she’ll be happy to show you.

Dead Sunset Red: At Faraday Psychiatric Hospital, Cecilia stares at herself in the bathroom mirror. She knows today is the anniversary of something very dreadful she has done, but she can’t remember what or why. When she applies her favorite lip gloss, Dead Sunset Red, it triggers a floodgate of horrific memories beyond comprehension.

My Review for Deadly Women

I have to say that out of the three stories, Mantra is my favorite. It had a twist at the end that I did not see coming. But, they were all very creepy scary. The first one, I have to admit, had me laughing. I don’t know why. Maybe I’m just twisted that way. Dead Sunset Red, it was good, but like I said Mantra was my favorite. If you like scary creepy short stories, Deadly Women is the choice for you!

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