Standing stiffly on a shadowy front porch, Frederick Conway lifted the rusted door knocker and rapped it angrily against the heavy, forbidding door. A hollow boom echoed throughout the cavernous mansion, replaced a moment later by the sound of shuffling feet. The dry wooden door emitted a high, creaking squeal when it opened, exposing a wrinkled face peering through a two-Standing stiffly on a shadowy front porch, Frederick Conway lifted the rusted door knocker and rapped it angrily against the heavy, forbidding door. A hollow boom echoed throughout the cavernous mansion, replaced a moment later by the sound of shuffling feet. The dry wooden door emitted a high, creaking squeal when it opened, exposing a wrinkled face peering through a two-inch crack."Are…are you my uncle Philip Brannon?" Frederick asked, hoping it was not correct."That's me!" he exclaimed with a pulsing excitement that would have seemed impossible from the old man a mere seconds earlier.A moment later a leathery old woman shuffled into the foyer, pulling gray hair loosely back into a bun."Frederick, this is your aunt Melanie. She's not well," Uncle Philip announced, tapping the side of his head with a crooked finger. "Ever since the first death…. It happened three years ago, when we first moved to this God-forsaken dungeon. One of your distant cousins came to stay with us. Lovely woman. She…died in her sleep. Just two others came to visit, " Uncle Philip said. "My aged brother came to stay with us about two years ago. He passed away about a month later. Then my only niece came. It was tragic…such a young girl."They're all dead!" Aunt Melanie shrieked. "Three of them out there in the mausoleum."Quotes:An easy read of short stories to begin and end in a short amount of time, then pick up and read the story again at a later time.Packed-full stories covering all aspects of horror....
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Night Shivers Reviews
2 StarsThis is like Goosebumps with a kick....okay, a shove....uhm, okay, a tap on the shoulder and a polite "Boo"....71 Pages of nothing scary.
Do you like to read spine-tingling, scary stories? Some people do, and some people don’t. If you do, you will probably enjoy Night Shivers. The book consists of thirteen short stories which fall into the general category of horror from different genres. Some of them involve ghosts and skeletons, but most of them are a more Edgar Allan Poe-Alfred Hitchcock type of spooky, eerie tales. Are you the kind of person who can read stories like this, immediately go to bed, and still sleep peacefully at night? Author Ed Pessalano has always liked telling stories, especially scary ones. Even when just a young boy, he would terrify family and friends with his special brand of horror. A couple of the tales are especially gruesome. In one a body is found hanging with a slashed throat and in another an elderly man eats corpses. The publisher’s website lists the book as being for adults, but there is no sexuality or bad language. The phrase “good Lord” is used once as an interjection, and the euphemistic “geez” appears once. Children who are very sensitive and people with an extremely weak stomach would probably want to avoid this book, but children who are able to read, into the macabre, and not bothered by such things should enjoy the book. Horror is not my favorite genre, but even I found the stories interesting, and my fifteen-year-old son said that they are creepy great.
The author sent me a copy of the book for free in exchange for my honest review.This slim book is full of very short horror stories. While I enjoyed them, I think there needs to be some tighter editing and I would have loved to see some of the stories more fully fleshed out. A quick read.Lori AndersonBlog Shop Facebook
If you are looking for great horrifying tales to get you in the mood for Halloween or just love the horror genre, then you will love Night Shivers. Pessalano creates such hair raising stories that it will make you go under the covers. There are thirteen stories in here varying from the wedding day that turns upside down to a camping trip with an unexpected visitor, and an oldie but a goodie when it comes to horror- the old abandoned house with revenge that goes into the paranormal. There’s more to choose from such as a story about a passenger on a train being perused by a deranged serial killer and an amusement park story that will have you thinking twice about ever going to a park again. Pessalano has a great gift, to entertain and scare the human mind with these horror stories. Those who love the genre and love a good scare will enjoy the book as much as I did. A fun, scary treat!