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 11 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Mallory Kelly

About Mallory Kelly

“Mallory Kelly wrote her first book before she could read with the help of her father and a quarter page of yellow construction paper. Since she was 5, she’s loved Tim Burton far more than Disney, and her horror fate was sealed when she discovered Edgar Allan Poe at the age of 10. When she was 12, she stole “Tommyknockers” by Stephen King from her older sister and hid it, reading at night after her parents were asleep. King became her favorite author, and her favorite book is “It”.

She has always loved to write but owes her decision to pursue writing as a career to her college Creative Writing teacher. He encouraged her to submit her stories for publication. She submitted one and waited four months for the rejection. By that time she’d learned what an Independent Author was and decided she’d take her future into her own hands and self-publish, though she is planning to pursue tradition publishing in the future. Right now, it’s just too fun to be free. Her thriller short story series Clown Conspiracy is available on Amazon as an ebook and paperback.

Mallory has been featured on a number of blogs and review sites and recently organized the Horror Writing Contest for WriteHive.

Mallory served four years in the United States Air Force, hoping for exotic travel and adventure. She saw Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Qatar, and Afghanistan – the ugly part. She graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Troy University with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 2017.

Mallory has been married to the best man in the universe since 2009, and together they have two young children. After their marriage, they lived for six years in Navarre, Florida, but gladly gave the beach up to return to the mountains, red rocks, and snow in Utah. They share their lives with two ball pythons: Lucy and Loki; three fish: Pennywise, Haruki Murakami, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky; and two snails: Wilkie Collins and Mary Shelley (get it?)

Mallory spends as much time as possible creeping around the woods, making bad-ass quilts, and reading fellow indie authors. The surest way to her heart is through Harry Potter socks.

Synopsis for Dead End

A rainy Colorado town.

A body – slashed, bleeding in a cornfield.

A Halloween haunted house with thousands of visitors a night.

And a creepy clown who isn’t on the employee register.

Detectives Carter and Shirley are sent to investigate the gruesome homicide, but at Dead End, the props are more than plastic. The detectives go in after the clown, will they both make it back out?

My Review for Dead End

First killer clown read. It creeped me out, and had my heart racing! I read the whole book while sitting in my car waiting to start work (a little over an hour), it was that good of a read. I love short stories (well, it seemed short to me lol), when I am in a pinch, and need a good read. Mallory definitely did not disappoint in that area. My attention span is not all that great, and Dead End kept my attention. I am looking forward to reading the others!

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