Sins of the Past [Kindle Edition]
Chasity Nicole (Author), Debbie Manber Kupfer (Author), Sunila Vig (Author), Matt Lovell (Author), Kerry Black (Author), Laura Cowan (Author), Don Miskel (Author), N.M. Scuri (Author), Kristin Roahrig (Author), J. Kendall (Author)
Sins of the Past is a collection of seventeen historical horror short stories. Each story occurs within a different time period and is based off of factual events that have occurred in the past, only with a few changes to what actually happened.
Bedeviled: Tales of the Macabre [Kindle Edition]
From the depths of imagination these Macabre short stories and poems will take you on an emotional fright filled fun ride. Jack the Ripper, Vietnam, insanity of guilt, and the remorse of murder all are waiting for you.
Guilt – A mix of King and Poe as a man is driven insane by his burning desires.
The Drain – Confusion reigns as flood waters consume life and souls.
Darkness – Groundhog Day meets my favorite Martian.
Hidden – A cowboy saga.
The Dock – Jack the Ripper
Reflections – A vivid psychological portrayal of a Vietnam Vets plight with the insanities of mind and war.
The Haunting of Hathaway – An English oceanside estate is the setting for this encounter with spirit and demon.
The Thug – A 1940’s based story of a thug set on robbery and a man determined to live.
The Bogeyman – Children beware to lock your windows in this tale of soul and dream snatching.
Arsenic and the Trucker’s Wife – Murder should never be attempted by amateurs.
Room Number Three – Motel for murdered souls with a manager who likes to make his guest feel at home.
Run – A woman out for a jog – a ghost seeking to help her – an ex-husband out to kill her.
The Patting Hooves – A civil war soldiers tale.
Good for One Ride; updated edition [Kindle Edition]
“I’m forty-five years from The Tet Offensive in Vietnam, but I remember it as if the bodies in the streets of Hue were still warm. I’ve read hundreds of books about that war and written several more, but the one thing that most often eludes these stories, my own included, is the terrifying sense of anticipation that every soldier carries through every day and then brings home to live with for the rest of his life, should he be so lucky. To feel that every second in a war zone holds the origin of your oblivion and to realize once you leave that you are living on time borrowed from corpses is emotionally exhausting and almost impossible to put into words. And yet, Gary McGinnis has managed to do just that with grace and lyricism and great honesty. His book Good for One Ride is a small book in terms of pages, but it is a huge story. If you read it, you will understand the scourge of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that curses combat veterans forever. This is an important work and only enhances the Vietnam War literature that has come before.”
– Jim McGarrah, author of A Temporary Sort of Peace, winner of the Eric Hoffer Award
This vivid short novel utterly transports the reader to the field of war: its infinite manifestations of fear and dreamlike connection and nightmarish loss. In each section the protagonist enters a more terrifying zone of psychological transformation. On every page, the skillful storytelling conveys the immediate effects and the permanent consequences of situations the narrator describes this way: “I strained to see enemy movements everywhere, to feel beyond my senses, to know without reason, to hear without hearing, to become united with the stench and to endure.” Gary McGinnis has written a wise, haunting story that is a remarkable gift to our nation at this moment when our citizens wish to honor and to truly make the effort to understand the soldiers returning to us and those who cannot return.
– Kevin McIlvoy, teacher and author of Little Peg