Three missing girls. A family in crisis. A predator on the hunt. Can court investigator, Tori Matthews, find out the truth before it’s too late?
TALES FROM THE MIST will take you on a journey into the dark world of the paranormal. These twelve stories vary in their degree of horror, yet all reach across the boundaries of their genres into the chilling realms of the macabre. Witches, ghosts, shape-shifters and vampire rats are some of the creatures that reign within these pages. Authors included are: Scott Nicholson, Rhonda Hopkins, Marty Young, Cate Dean, Tamara Ward, Meredith Bond, Catie Rhodes, Greg Carrico, Mitzi Flyte, Natalie G. Owens, *lizzie starr and Stacey Joy Netzel.
Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Mutated: “Tales From The Mist is one of those rare anthologies that gets it right from the first story to the last. It’s a magnificent feast of horror from some of the most assured voices working today. From cold-blooded tales of revenge to Faustian bargains to terrifying journeys into the dark corners of our world, these stories will make the shivers climb your back.”
From TW Brown, author of Dead: The Ugly Beginning: “To have a collection assembled by such a talented group of authors makes this THE anthology to own if you are a fan of horror.”
From Bill Hopkins, Author of Courting Murder: “I’ve grown up loving to be scared. Thus, when I had a chance to read Tales From The Mist, I jumped at the chance and jumped when I read the stories. All these stories are worth your while…”
From Penelope Anne Bartotto, The Library at the End of the Universe: “…one of the best horror/paranormal anthologies that I have read in decades, Tales from the Mist. Overall, you have a superb collection of stories that have been well crafted by twelve authors who have a flare for the written word.”
Under the working title, In the Best Interest, ILLUSION OF SAFETY, received first place in the 2010 DFW Writers’ Conference contest, in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Category. It also received third place in the North Texas RWA’s Great Expectation’s Contest in 2009 – Romantic Suspense Category.
Desperate times call for desperate measures…
After witnessing an ex-cop brutally murder his estranged wife, Tori Matthews, a family court investigator, escapes the couples’ home with their seven-year-old daughter. In fear for the child’s life, as well as her own, she struggles to keep them both safe.
A killer on the hunt…
James Baxter blames Tori for the break-up of his marriage and the loss of his child. He vows that nothing will stop him from getting his daughter back and exacting his revenge.
A race against time…
Both detectives with the Forth Worth P.D., Tori’s brother and his best friend, Caleb Simmons, want to find Baxter before it’s too late. While the search mounts, Tori and Caleb realize they have more than just friendship between them.
Can they and their new relationship survive the roller coaster race to save an innocent child and stop a determined killer?