PARANORMAL MYSTERY – THE CURSE

The ethereal power of rings continues to permeate beliefs, cultures, and ideologies throughout human history. Even the Nazi high command executed terrifying rituals based on Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” – a ring forged by dwarves. A series of vignettes tell the tale of such rings – and their frightening and dark powers, yet the ancient Roman ring, which inspired JRR Tolkien’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, takes center stage in – THE CURSE.

5 STARS – “I LOVED THE ANTIQUARIAN FEEL OF THE BARTLETT STORY AND ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE TIE-IN TO TOLKIEN’S LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY.” ~ Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

5 STARS – “THE WRITING IS CRISP AND STRAIGHTFORWARD, DRAWING YOU TO UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY PRESENTED WITHIN THE PAGES.” ~ Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite

“Sometimes a ring is just a ring, but sometimes, a ring is a symbol of something far more dangerous. What could it mean for a ring that is centuries old to suddenly come back from nowhere? Could it really mean a curse or is there nothing so malicious at play? Bret and Oliver aren’t so sure when it comes to an ancient ring, discovered in London, that has a more than intriguing backstory. In fact, Rope [THE CURSE]: Ethereal Power of Rings might be about more than just a ring, and instead about a history of communication with the gods.” ~ Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers’ Favorite

A Wistful Tale of Gods, Men, and Monsters

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“Replete with tinges of Supernatural and Stranger Things, it brings to mind what you might get if director Tim Burton wrote horror novels!” —Manhattan Book Review

Can a village be inherently evil? Welcome to Brunswick NY, Population 4,941.

On the surface, this sleepy hamlet comes alive in the autumn with picturesque apple orchards, haunted corn mazes, laden pumpkin patches and holiday hay rides. During a snowy Halloween, a young William Willowsby must battle evil forces that have been shielded by the locals for generations. On the outskirts of the town is the abandoned Forest Park Cemetery. All things wicked seem to revolve around the old graveyard. A rarely seen homunculus serves an evil task master. Together they weave a wicked web that attempts to snare the youth of the hamlet. A creepy graveyard, a spooky schoolhouse, an abandoned mortuary and a member of his own family will leave you simply sleepless.

The Deceased Miss Blackwell and her Not-So-Imaginary Friends

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Young Martin is your average 9-year-old boy, just one who happens to frequent graveyards and reads books about spells and monsters. He happens upon one such spell book and finds a spell that allows him to bring back the dead, and the one he brings back is one Young Miss Victoria Blackwell.

Miss Blackwell had no real friends to speak of when she were alive so she had to make ones out of her own imagination. The problem was no one else could see them. With Martin’s Book of the Occult, though, that was a problem of the past. There just so happened to be a spell capable making her friends visible to the rest of the world. It also just so happened that her friends are real monsters with particular peculiarities.

A new problem arises when Miss Blackwell’s now visible friends are set loose on the town one Halloween night causing all sorts of trouble for Martin and Victoria.

Written by and featuring colorful Illustrations by K. N. Parker (The Death of Death) The Deceased Miss Blackwell and her Not-So-Imaginary Friends is a macabre Children’s tale about true friendship, which, unlike people, never dies.

For ages 9 and up.

Lantern

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People don’t live inside lanterns; they don’t light them up.

Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother’s estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain it’s a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness.