A bit of weekend fun … Rat Tales

Like Horror? Like short stories? If so, here then are twenty-four ‘rat-themed’ tales, everything from throat-ripping savagery to the dark and psychological … let the nightmares begin. Click Here for Amazon link.

eBook UK 0.99p / US $1.25

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Amazon FREE Crime-themed stories …

Click each story title for Amazon FREE download link …

41MMASQVEALBreaking Spirits: a Dark Teesside short story Kindle 

A young man wants payback for his mother, and he’ll do whatever it takes to achieve it…

In this chapter of the Dark Teesside series, the events unfold in Stockton and Thornaby…
Introducing Breaking Spirits, a dark short story by award-winning author Glenn McGoldrick. 

41-GXUQoY6L._AC_US218_Dead Flies: a Dark Teesside short story Kindle Edition

Just a kid, really, with his whole life ahead of him. But he vanished three years ago…

In this chapter of the Dark Teesside series, the events unfold in Thornaby and Middlesbrough…
Introducing Dead Flies, a dark short story by award-winning writer Glenn McGoldrick.

4156DVHxAoL._UY250_Red Marks: a Dark Teesside short story Kindle Edition

“I wondered if she was sleeping alone; I liked to think that she was. It was too late to knock on her door and say hello, but maybe I’d get the chance some other time.”

In this chapter of the Dark Teesside series, follow Michael as he walks the streets of Thornaby…
Introducing Red Marks, a dark short story by award-winning author Glenn McGoldrick. 

* Highly recommended by ‘The Creature Tales Recommends’ (see link).

Book Review – Wolvz: Whispers of War

toneye3Toneye Eyenot is an author I discovered via The Bold Mom horror review/promotion blog. With an extensive catalogue of novellas, short stories, and even some flash fiction covering everything from werewolves to vampires, ghouls and demons to freaks and the supernatural, there’s pretty much something for everyone among the horror fan community … 

This is the first story of his I’ve read/reviewed, but it proved to be every bit as good as I had been told.

See below for the author’s social and other media links …

Facebook: @toneyeeyenothorror  & @luniakkpublications

Twitter: @ToneyeEyenot @Luniakkpub

Bookbub: @Toneye Eyenot

Website:  www.luniakkpublications.com

 

Wolvz: Whispers of War

stars5Be afraid … Be VERY afraid … Creature savagery at its very best!

toneye1This is a fine and well-written novella length story that draws on the folklore and mythology of werewolves and Lycans, those creatures of the night that epitomise the horror that can accompany a full-moon. Written in the first person from the perspective of Shona, a Lycan and high-ranking member a werewolf/Lycan pack, we learn that she has good reason to hate humankind, showing them no mercy when she confronts them.

As the Wolfhaven pack prepare for their long-term and, ultimately, final battle with their hated human adversaries, the action is both savage and gory, yet doesn’t rely on overly explicit bloody detail for its impact, instead being portrayed in a cold and matter-of-fact way that, if anything, makes it all the more chilling.

While this is a story filled with savagery and hatred towards humans, the author skilfully avoids losing the reader’s sympathy with subtle commentary on why such animosity exists, and the differences between how wolves and humans interact with nature and the environment. Amid all this savagery though, there are some wonderful lines of subtle humour too i.e. …

‘… the humans played their final hand, and we are biting it off.’

‘… he showed a bit of guts, so I won’t gorge on his.’

Although this is an easy five stars for me, I would have liked just a tad more explanation of the subtle differences between werewolves and Lycans woven into the narrative, but otherwise, this is an absolute must-read for any horror or ‘creature tales’ fan. I’m not sure at this point if ‘Wolvz: Whispers of War’ is to remain a stand-alone novella or is the first of a continuing series (hopefully it is!), but either way, I’m looking forward to reading a whole lot more from this author.

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Click HERE for Toneye Eyenot’s Amazon author page:

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National Rat Day … RAT TALES: A Mischief of Little Horrors

Kick-starting my campaign for a new UK national holiday …

National Rat Day, October 15th 

 … which just so happens to be the provisional release date for …

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Rat Tales:

A Mischief of Little Horrors 

Rat Tales is Book One of a three-book collection, titled …

The Creature Tales.

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Books Two & Three, scheduled for publication, early 2019.

Crime & Horror News …

Rat TalesA Mischief of Little Horrors … 

Had your rabies shots yet? The rats are loose!

Due October 2018

D4Twenty-five ‘rat’ themed short stories. Many are traditional blood and gore filled horror, but several venture slightly into the realms of science fiction and the supernatural.

Within this collection, the reader will find every sort of rat imaginable, from the super strong and ultra-intelligent to bloodthirsty and seemingly immortal.

While every story has been written to stand alone, several are loosely inter-connected with an ongoing reference to the future. Among this mischief of tales are:

A farmer’s imaginative though brutal attempt to solve his rat problem backfires on him in the worst possible way.

A young boy’s efforts to repay the kindness of his childhood rodent friends has consequences that will change the course of history.

A vicious ghostly rat falls victim to karma

A centuries-old rat looks back on how it became the seemingly immortal creature it is.

Some escaped convicts realise too late they’ve chosen the wrong couple to terrorise when their rodent pets see their own comfy lives threatened.

A grim fate awaits those who take shelter in an abandoned house.

A country squire finds himself on the wrong end of his own sporting cruelty.

These are just some of the stories in this extensive collection, so brace yourselves … for a mischief of little horrors.