Yesterday was the official release of the spooky, sometimes scary, sometimes funny, but always entertaining anthology from the Ink Slingers’ League: When the Lights Go Out.
When the Lights go Out is a collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.
Get your copy at:
Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple iBooks | Amazon*
And read great stories like:
- Midnight Summons by Tricia Drammeh
Karen has been a medium for a long time and she’s seen it all. Until now. A late night phone call summons her to a stranger’s house to help with what she thinks will be a routine haunting, but Karen is unprepared for what awaits. A young man’s life hangs in the balance as Karen faces the toughest—and possibly final—case of her career.
- An Arm and a Leg by Adan Ramie
Della and Rosie want desperately to be a part of the most exclusive club in their school. When their invitation finally comes, will they be able to meet the demands of the Society for the Preservation of Old Souls?
- Loving Reflections by LC Cooper
Soon after Damon moved into his house, a beautiful woman began appearing in his dreams. Unbeknownst to his fiancee, Damon and the woman carried on a year-long affair. Halloween night was to be their joyous and climactic reunion, but their celebration will far exceed Damon’s expectations.
- The Blue Die by Bonnie Mutchler
Hitchhiking can be a 50/50 thing. Maybe you’ll make it home safe or maybe you’ll be chopped up in a bathtub somewhere, but Matlyn has little choice. Her date has dumped her by the roadside in the dark and cold, so when the limo pulls up next to her with a handsome man in a business suit, what can she do but climb in?
- Unforgotten by Joleene Naylor
It’s time for Marjorie and Gordon’s annual holiday, but it’s complicated this year by a missing wife and a ghost who wants her body found.
- The Midnight Ritual by Carolyn Cason
David is wakened by the sound of strangers in his home; but who he finds are not strangers, and what they want from him could be the biggest threat he’s ever faced.
- Behind the Door by CG Coppola
All Louise wants is to get off the ship. But when she’s finally selected to pass through the mysterious ‘door,’ everything she’s ever known changes.
- The Midnight Zone by Anne Franklin
A city dweller is disturbed by creepy goings on in her small apartment.
- Legends and Lies by Jason Gilbert
Cassie Crane has been hunting the Headless Horseman for years, and finally gets her chance at him. But her family secrets may scar her for life!
- The Return of the Crusader by Barbara Tarn
Kaylyn is a widow on All Saints’ Eve, not easy for a young woman in twelfth century England torn by the struggle between King Stephen and Empress Mathilda. And then her husband comes back from the crusade at last. But things are never going to be the same again. Revenants and vampires might be more real than what we thought.
- Short Cut by Roger Lawrence
Martin didn’t care if it magically transported him back to his front room. No way was he going through any graveyard, but specifically not this graveyard and not on Halloween. maybe he should have.
Halloween proves to be a challenging night for a pair of reapers, Jack and his young partner Kristy, to do their jobs. And this undead duo’s work is truly a life or death matter…
- Tigress Lizzy by Rami Ungar
The story revolves a young girl who gets revenge on the bullies in her life when she gains the power to transform into a tiger-like monster.
- Through the Willow Tree by DM Yates
Chad and Ginger have begun to hear strange murmurings from the Willow tree after Ginger’s father had an encounter with unusually large birds in his attic. They discover another world filled with dangers, but to get home they must solve the sphinx’s riddle and continue through the unusual underground world.
- Halloween’s Perfect Storm by LC Cooper
What happens when all elements come together one fateful night to create Halloween’s “Perfect Storm?
A couple gets far more than they bargained for when they buy and move into a lonely old house near the edge of a cliff on a stormy night.
- The Body by the Tree by Yawatta Hosby
When Lisa is forced to visit the Haunted Fairgrounds instead of going trick-or-treating, she gets a frightening scare. Is the man really dead? Or a Halloween prop?
- Becoming Celine by Maegan Provan
Celine was just an ordinary high schooler before her world completely changed. The first Night Touched Harper saved tells the story of her final moments in the latest Becoming Night Touched Prequel story.
- The Mirror by Carolyn Cason
The story narrator inherits an old mirror when a friend dies under mysterious circumstances, and soon discovers the mirror’s hidden secrets.
- The Cat and the Coin by Sean Morain
There’s more to the feline world than we ever guessed.
- The Leprechaun’s Trick or Treat by Terry Compton
Sometimes being fourteen sucks. Cheyenne Wilson held a highly coveted invitation from the new boy in school in her hand, but the time and the circumstances would bring a big no-no from her Dad. Then fate stepped in to hand her a much more exciting Halloween night – almost too exciting for her fourteen year old heart.
- Malediction by Roger Lawrence
When you have eternity you find it’s not the blessing everyone thinks it is.
- Beldren by Joleene Naylor
When Beldren and his friends, former indentured servants, set out to “take what they deserve” they get just that and more. (This is a Tales of the Executioners story)
- Heart’s Lust by LC Cooper
Be careful what you wish for … you might get more than you ever imagined.
- Night of the Loving Kitty by Christopher Mitchell
A couples pet kitten is more than he seems, and after a transformation they share a night they will ever forget .
So what are you waiting for? The collection is FREE* and just waiting to help you get in the Halloween mood! Come see what happens in the dark, When the Lights Go Out!
* As of this publication, Amazon has yet to price match the anthology to FREE. Please check that they have done so before purchasing. If not, I recommend downloading the collection from Smashwords, choosing the .mobi option, and placing it on your kindle manually.