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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Malefic, House of Souls Book 2 by Ambrose Ibsen

The first book caught my attention and was really freaky. Book 2 may be even better!

The house has a history. More than the new owners are aware until everything starts to happen. Soon after moving in they notice the strange shaed shadows then various noises and the cotton man. Having read the first book in the series first I was waiting and interested to see what would happen in this house next. This book could be read alone but is better when you know what happened in the last one.

The story is spooky and goosepimple worthy. Marcel retired now has some knowledge of afterlife. He and his deceased wife write messages to one another. When his nephew comes to him with the strange occurances in their new home Marcel joins the family to check out the situation he thinks is nothing and offer a hand if something supernatural is truly happening. Soon enough he discovers the supernatural occurances and spends the rest of the story attempting to rid the house of its horrors,digging up a bit more history on the house.

I certainly won't spoil it for others but I loved the end. The story is sufficiently creepy . The characters and plot are well developed and the story is one that won't leave your subconscious any time soon. 


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

New Story

In the last few days I've started a new story.

Often times people ask what my inspiration is and I'm at a loss for words. Most of my stories have no direct inspiration. They come for the dark bowels of my mind but this new one has direct inspiration.

I had a dream and all I remember is the structure of the building and layout of the floor plan along with something else that I won't give away because it would give too much.

The story centers around a young newlywed couple who have just purchased and moved into their first home. Its an older home with a history, not all of it is dark but it is mysterious.

The husband is an environmentalist and the wife is an almost agoraphobic. In their home they discover something unique and it forces them in different directions. Each spouse also has personal demons that I have yet to discover. They also have their own agenda. Characters only give me glimpses.

As the fashion with all my stories I know how pieces fit together but not the whole thing. In other words I have no idea how it will end I only keep up with writing a chapter as I see it.

As I mentioned the home has a history, lots of history actually. It was built in the 1920s in west central Florida. The selling point for the husband was the unique energy efficient features. For the wife I have yet to understand why she was drawn to it, possibly because it's secluded and she doesn't like to be around large crowds. 

He is a scientist, an explorer, someone who seeks to unravel mysteries and she would rather spend her life inside and let mysteries remain mysteries.  

This story isn't overtly scary but delves into the fear or fearlessness residing inside the characters. It also lacks much of a character cast with the exception of the newlywed couple that has to get over their growing suspicions in order to live peacefully and successfully.

Generally I have a name before a story. In this case I have the story. Character names are clear but the stories name is Work In Progress on my computer. If anyone has a suggestion from what I've described feel free to offer in the comments below.