My short story, The Consuming, is now available at Amazon.
Serena knows her late uncle wasn’t crazy. So when she inherits his sprawling Carolina mansion and leaves the big city to restore both his home and his name, she uncovers a mystery that could cost much more than her sanity. As the house slowly reveals its dark secrets, and the extent of her peril becomes evident, she’ll settle for escaping with her life—if it isn’t already too late.
Praise for The Consuming:
“The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins is the literary version of what films like Paranormal Activity tried to be. This has the bumps in the night flying off the page.” ~~ TW Brown, Author of the Dead, and the Zomblog series.
“The Consuming is a wonderful, chilling tale that leaves you listening too hard in the quiet of a dark night, and jumping at shadows in mirrors. Definitely looking forward to more from Ms. Hopkins.” ~~ Stacey Joy Netzel, USA Today Bestselling author of Beneath Still Waters and Lost in Italy.
“The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins is the perfect example of gothic horror…” ~~ Jennette Marie Powell, Author of Hangar 18: Legacy and the Saturn Society series.
“…Rhonda Hopkins’ The Consuming had me turning on all the lights in the house and checking behind doors.” ~~ Stacy Green, Author of Into the Dark and Tin God (A Delta Crossroads Mystery).
“The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins had a chilling Hitchcock feel…” ~~ Kelsey Tanner, Amazon Review of Tales From the Mist anthology, October 16, 2012.
“…This tale will give you shivers up your spine, make you take second glances in mirrors…Superb!” ~~ Penelope Anne Bartotto, The Library at the End of the Universe.
Isn’t that an awesome cover? It was designed by Jeffrey Kosh. I love it!
I hope you enjoy the story and if you do, I hope you’ll consider leaving a review at the Amazon and/or Goodreads links above.
I really enjoyed writing this one. I even scared myself on occasion. Of course, that could be because I used one or two real-life incidents from my own home in this story. See if you can figure out which one(s). Bwahahaha!
I’m going to leave you with a quote from Serena’s best friend, Beth:
“Serena! Get out that house now!’ Beth shrieked. The terror in her voice had my feet moving before my brain even registered the words.
Now Beth may be just a little bit psychic. So does she know what she’s talking about or not? Guess you’ll have to read it to find out.
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