Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories
Seventeen thriller short stories edited and compiled by Cynthia Shepp & Rene Folsom
paperback and eBook Edition, 500 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Indie Style Press
Shadows follow you in the darkness of the night and the eerie sensation of being watched crawls up your spine. Your sanity pulls apart at the seams as the terrors stalk their victims, leaving you too frightened to turn off the light.
These twisted stories will leave you breathless, dreading the horrors lurking around the corner.
Seventeen authors. Seventeen tales of terror. Infinite nightmares.
Watch your back.
College sophomore Kat is being stalked. By a ghost. As a paranormal specialist-in-training, she brought something home and he won't leave her alone. As his 'visits' increase, so do her haunting dreams. Could this ghost hold the answers Kat has been seeking to the memories of her lost childhood or could he symbolize something more sinister?
My jaw stopped working, words stuck in my throat. A gauzy cloud materialized as if morphing out from the steering wheel. Snowflakes floated dreamily until I realized they were forming a shape.
An outline of a face.
First eyes, a sharp nose, then lips, and even hair began to frame the masculine form, followed by a faint frame of a chest and arms. My fingers shook with the urge to reach out and touch it, touch him.
“Julianna, you’re stubborn,” he said, gripping my chin with brisk, corporeal fingers.
I gasped again, more at my reaction—a mix of curiosity and… attraction? There was so much wrong with that.
“You will understand. I’ll help, but you must listen. I’m running out of time. Take my gift tonight. Do as I say. Or worry about Little Roo tomorrow.”
Wintry air brushed my skin and rattled my window as he made a grand exit. Show off.
Grandma let me adopt Mr. Roo when I went to live with her. He was my buddy—all I had left. I didn’t even let him outdoors. With shaky hands, I released the seat belt.
“And my name is Kat, asshole,” I mumbled. Sucking in calming breaths, I waited for someone else to show up before I exited my car.
"They are all done from different point of views (victim or stalker), and every author has their own unique style of writing. I enjoyed all of them, Some of them even have you guessing until the very end. My favorites were Powerless by Laurie Treacy, and Freezer Burn by Jon Messenger.
This collection of stories is over 450 pages of creepiness. Anyone got a nightlight I can use tonight?"
- Heidi, Goodreads
"All of the authors put me into their characters shoes so I felt like I was part of the story. My personal favorites were Powerless, Immortal Luck, and Blog Stalker, which really is the perfect final story for this anthology."
- Katie Harder-schauer, Goodreads
"I love short stories and this anthology of short stories is fantastic. Short stories are perfect for when you want to read, but only have few minutes, like sitting in a waiting room. There wasn’t a bad story in this book. My two favorites were POWERLESS by Laurie Treacy and BLOG STALKER by Phil Taylor."
- Mary Lou Moench, Goodreads
"I have always had a problem with reviewing anthologies, mainly because I don’t know exactly what to rate them. This anthology is a prime example of that problem I have. It has 15 stories, by 15 awesome authors, but I only loved 3 of the stories in the book.
The stories that I did love were:
Every Thorn by Rene Folsom
Powerless by Laurie Treacy
Immortal Luck by Magen McMinimy
To me, those stories had something in them that made them stand out from the traditional stalker books."
- Crystal's Many Reviewers, Goodreads