(PDF DOWNLOAD) [Shadowy Natures] ☆ Rebecca Rowland

Full disclosure I m one of the authors in this collection But of course that leaves 20 other stories for me to appreciate and in this collection But of course that leaves 20 other stories for me to appreciate and I do For fans of dark twisted creepy horror this is the book for you Each story is excellent but Scotty Milder s Seven Days of Dog Walking and Elin Olausson s Uncle in particular have haunted me for months now You won t regret reading Elin Olausson s Uncle in particular have haunted me for months now You won t regret reading Except maybe when all of the lights are offand the shadows in your bedroom look a little longer than normaland what was that sound in the hall But hey isn t that what you paid for I agree with another review on here Usually when I pick up an anthology I know if I m lucky I m going to REALLY enjoy a few of the stories like some of them and want to skip some as well This is true for single author collections too It s not a criticism of those stories I liked least We all have different tastes However I must say Shadowy Natures is the first anthology where I genuinely enjoyed every single one of the stories even though the subjects narrator voices and author styles were very different All are psychological horror Don t expect any monsters or splatterporn but DO be prepared for some serious CREEP and I say that in a good way Mandibular Fixation Taking Out the Garbage and Ring Rock all have gradually building tension the kind where if they were movies you d hold off going for popcorn because you ust know something big is going to happen any moment Seven Days of Dog Walking Uncle In a Mother s Eyes The Wolf Gang Cuckoo and Like Abigail Winchell all made me start to uestion my spidey sense In each there is made me start to uestion my spidey sense In each there is very rotten in Denmark and it s not until at least halfway through each story that the dark truth is revealed A few of the other stories Drifter His Death Brings No Respite Itch and Lemonade truly surprised me in their uniue approaches to the genre incorporating the Old West as a setting a storyline involving a revenge plot on a man in hospice a common skin condition gone berserk and an underground collectors item of books bound in human skin respectively There are also everyday situations that uickly The boundary line between instinct and reason is of a very shadowy nature”  Edgar Allan Poe 1840With its twenty one stories of serial killers and sociopaths fixations and fetishes breakdowns and bad decisions crafted by authors as diverse as their writing styles Shadowy Natures leads fans of psychological horror down dark and treacherous roads to destinations they will be too unsettled to leave Under the tutelage of a charismatic caretaker a young boy learns that the rules don’t apply to 'exceptional' people; under the blinders of parental love a parent considers the after effects of his daughter’s criminal exonerationOne suburban dad finds himself inexplicably drawn to something he spies while walking the family pet and another discovers buried co.

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Shadowy NaturesD uncomfortable the writer makes you feel when you read it #I didn t pick up this book thinking it would be #didn t pick up this book thinking it would be of bloody guts and gore and even though there is som Some of the stories were certainly unnerving and I think horror fans would enjoy them I would recommend it I ust finished reading Shadowy Natures Dark Ink Books an anthology of psychological horror stories edited by Rebecca Rowland If you re Shadowy Natures Dark Ink Books an anthology of psychological horror stories edited by Rebecca Rowland If you re fan of dark fiction crime fiction mystery suspense and thrillers you will enjoy this collection The book certainly encompasses that broad spectrum of genres The stories range from being brutal disturbing unsettling and haunting Sometimes anthologies can be hit or miss as not every story may be strong engaging or captivating Well in the case of this particular book I d say the majority of the stories are strongMy favorite stories in it are Drifter Taking Out the Garbage In Control Maternal Bond Ring Rock and Uncle Now I m curious to see what Dark Ink Books has lined up for the future I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisherI truly enjoyed the stories in this psychological horror anthology The stories and writing styles are vastly different from each other so there should be something for everyone in this book I particularly enjoyed these storiesTaking Out the Garbage by Thomas Vaughn About being the one upstanding citizen in a bad neighborhood where a strange man walks around like a ghost and broken women disappear A dark and gloomy story very rich in atmosphere images kept popping up in my head when I read itAccessory by K N Johnson You can t always trust your friends This is like a horror version of Mean Girls and what s not to love about thatLike Abigail Winchell by Christina Delia The perfect mom with the perfect house kids and book club invents a not so perfect imaginary friend for herself I only wish this story was longer These 21 dreadfully dark tales held me captive from first to last story This is unusual for me for as much as I love anthologies I nearly always find myself skipping one or 2 stories in a book of this size I never hold that agai. Housewife makes a strange new friend and a neglected teen finds solace and inspiration in a vicious agai. Housewife makes a strange new friend and a neglected teen finds solace and inspiration in a vicious company When her brother moves back into the family home a woman becomes consumed by what he leaves behind; when a man disappears his sister considers the warning signs he may have been leaving since childhood One couple abandons urban life for the isolating wilderness while another plays a dangerous game hoping to rekindle their relationship While one son revisits the scene of his father’s horrific crime spree another returns home to ponder his family’s well hidden secretFrom uniue twists on traditional terror tropes to fresh frights found in the most innocuous of places these tales will surprise and unnerve even the most veteran horror fans. Scalate into terror traps like in Maternal Bond ust had a baby expecting one soon you ll freak out or Christmas Shopper expecting one soon you ll freak out or Christmas Shopper you a Black Friday regular you won t be after this story or Walking on Knives looking for something to spice up your marriage DON T And of course there are stories about everyday humans who simply enjoy killing andor hurting others In Control Accessory My Father s Home Heart Skull Heart and Roger Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 just to remind us that yep my next door neighbor may in fact have bodies in his basement I cannot recommend this anthology enough and I dare any fan of psychological horror to read it and try to be disappointed It can t be done I received this book as an ARC from the publisher but frankly I would pay for it I think it s only 15 on and I ll probably buy a copy for my niece who also enjoys horror Spine chilling and hair raising This is a terrific and terrifying selection of stories that will make you suirm in your seat and force you to get up to check the doors and windows before you go to sleep However you won t be able to resist readingust one story before you shut your eyes Eve Anthologies are like beer flights You get a little taste here a little taste there and before you know it you ve found a new author to love and you go buy all of their books Often wil Full disclosure I am one of the authors who contributed to this anthology This was a fun and scary mix of psychological horror stories My personal favorites were Matthew R Davis s Walking on Knives a couple s attempt to Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More jazz up their sex life goes terribly awry KC Grifant s Maternal Bond about a new mother dealing with severe stress and depression and Bryan Miller s Heart Skull Heart a father suspects his beloved daughter may not be what she seems I also especially enjoyed KN Johnson s Accessory Scotty Milder s Seven Days of Dog Walking and Louis Stevenson s Itch I bought Shadowy Natures because I enjoyed Rebecca Rowland s last two collections and I have not been disappointed Some people don t get psychological horror but it sust what IT SOUNDS LIKE IT GETS IN sounds like it gets in head and the horror comes from how an. Mpulsions awakened by his daughter’s dental deformity Sorting through a deceased relative’s belongings a family stumbles upon a horrific treasure as a drifter with a dark secret wanders the Old WestWhile a military officer spends his days delivering despair a procrastinator is consumed by guilt after making a deadly mistake and a businessman stumbles upon a bizarre family photo gallery Post partum paranoia and isolation threaten one mother’s sanity until an outside threat pushes her over the edge while another mother picks at her son’s psychological scabs until he scrambles for releaseUrban blight bears down on a convenience store owner; a middle aged man takes a terminally ill acuaintance captive to avenge his lover’s death; a depressed suburban.
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