Friday, June 9, 2017

Deadman's Tome Monsters Exist by John Palisano, Wallace Boothill, Theresa Braun, S.J. Budd, Gary Buller, S.E. Casey, Mr. Deadman, Calvin Demmer, Philip W. Kleaver, William Marchese, Christopher Powers

Deadman's Tome: Monsters Exist
by Mr. Deadman


Publication Date: July 1, 2017
Genre: Horror Anthology
Print Length: 216 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
From the time we are young, we fear the monster under the bed or in the closet, making it impossible to sleep without a nightlight. Then, we hear stories of Bigfoot, and maybe even the Mothman around campfires. When we are adults, we wonder if there might actually be supernatural creatures lurking in the shadows. Are these tall tales and urban legends only metaphors for what horrific things humanity is capable of—or do monsters exist?

Go to some terrifying places with this cast of authors. You will be dragged into mystifying realities where demonic fairies hide, where devil monkeys lure carnival-goers to their demise, where Goatmen seek to destroy their prey, and where the goddess of death puts out a hit on victims of her choice. These shocking tales will have you biting your nails and locating that childhood nightlight. Because, in the end, we all know monsters do exist.

 
Deadman's Tome: Monsters Exist 

Deadman's Tome: Monsters ExistI admit it, I like to have the heck scared out of me. DEADMAN’S TOME: MONSTERS EXIST just happens to have a creepy collage of short stories guaranteed to at least have even the darkest minds looking over their shoulder looking for monsters. What kind of monsters, you ask? From rodents to dark legends to quite possibly your next door neighbor, for every imagination there lurks a monster and for every monster, there is an author doing their best to keep you up all night, locked in the safety of your room…

Baltimore, Pete’s personal nightmare? A solitary walk becomes a living nightmare with a cast of thousands, thousands of rats, that is, converging for a feast…but who or what will the main course be?

The games kids play, like chicken with an oncoming train. Good thing engineer Jackson’s quick thinking saved the life of one of the teens, but what he sees, what haunts him are the glowing eyes in the shadows; eyes he is certain belong to the legendary Goatman. Is he hallucinating, what draws him back to the tracks? With the help of a waitress and a cameraman, Jackson may be entering his worst nightmare… they say fools rush in where wise men fear to go… but do come out?
Let’s not forget the joy of a carnival! Everyone loves a carnival, right? Maybe not if that carnival is designed to bring back one man’s past in all of its nightmarish detail…

Have you ever looked down a dark well and wonder how far it is to the bottom? Ever thought about what or who could be down there?...and was that a voice you heard?

What about the taxi driver who thought he got away with the perfect crimes? Will the dead come back to haunt him? Will they force him to kill again at their bidding? What if he does? Then what?
These are just a few examples of the wicked imaginings of some very creative minds and there wasn’t a bad one in the bunch! So, sit back and dig in, and know, you have been warned…one man’s entertainment is another's future nightmare.

Within the covers of this dark collection are tales of true monsters, but are they monsters of our own making?

I received an ARC edition from Theresa Braun in exchange for my honest review.

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