Freakin Fridays is a meme brought to you by fuonlyknew. We will be posting about books, movies, and all things scary.
Feel free to join in and do your own Freakin Fridays posts!
Tune in every Friday. Get your scare on!
Let’s have some fun!
Sarah was looking out the window of the train and saw something – something running faster than the train. It looked like wolves, but there are no wolves at the Grand Canyon. Right? She had felt a tug, an urge to jump off the train and run through the woods with the creatures. Yeah, that’s what I’m looking for. A wolfish man to love me forever. Maybe she’ll find it. When Kathryn mentioned the urge, the feeling of being drawn towards something, it made me think of Close Encounters.
The Banshee and The Witch (a magical romantic story, approx 9550 words:
Cleona was over four hundred years old. Maybe you figured it out. She is a supernatural being, a witch. For three nights in a row, she’d woken from a dream, feeling an impending doom close around her. She had worked her magic, creating a spell to keep her young, but it was no longer working. I haven’t read much about banshees, but have seen them on Charmed, a TV program of the supernatural kind. Evil or not, I’m liking the banshees. Great story showing what some will do for the chance at another life, another love. What would you trade?
Too Close To The Edge (a ghostly story of 5600 words)
OMG. This was the scariest of all. My favorite of the four short stories.
I have stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon and looked down, down, down. Kathryn does a great job of describing the terror of someone who is afraid of heights and the thoughts that go through their mind. The aura of the past seems to haunt the area, so who knows what ghosts roam the Grand Canyon.
“No, Jeff, I can’t. I can’t come any closer.”
I can picture her, cowering far away from the edge, trying not to let other sightseers discover her terror. I am afraid of flying and heights. I remember Mr. Wonderful, my hubby, taking me to the top of the Stratosphere in Vegas,the Towers in Toronto and Niagara Falls, and Chichen Itza. Now that one, I couldn’t hide my terror from others. I would be trying to melt into the wall, so afraid I couldn’t pick up my camera to shoot. Due to Mr. Wonderful’s persistence, I have experienced things I never would have done on my own and have brought my fears down to a manageable level, for the most part. How about you? What is your greatest fear?
I am rating this fantastic selection of Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith as a whole. I loved them all and found myself sitting on the grave, running through the woods, stirring the cauldron and hanging on for dear life with each and every character.
The cover is awesome. I love trees and the lady running through the mist tells me that what is between the covers may be hard to believe. But we know – there are ghosts and ghouls, demons and monsters. So before you sit down to read, turn the lights on high and lock the doors. Every noise is going to have you looking over your shoulder, peering into the corners and wishing you had heavier drapes hanging on your windows.
4 STARS – Would Highly Recommend To Others
I received the ebook from Kathryn Meyer Griffith in return for an honest and unbiased review of Spooky Short Stories. It is my pleasure, Kathryn. I will soon be reading another of your wonderful books. Hmmmm, which one will it be?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’ve been writing for over 41 years now…published for 30 of those years since 1984; have EIGHTEEN novels, 2 novellas and 12 short stories to my name…and more coming. Aug. 30, 2012: I (first time ever!) SELF-PUBLISHED MY 16TH NOVEL *DINOSAUR LAKE* TO AMAZON KINDLE DIRECT! January 2013 I SELF-PUBLISHED MY 17TH NOVEL *HUMAN NO LONGER*, my fourth vampire novel. Also in January 2013 I self-published my rereleased murder mystery (originally a 2003 Avalon Books hardcover) SCRAPS OF PAPER-Revised Author’s Edition and FOUR SPOOKY SHORT STORIES, a collection of 4 horror/romantic horror short stories.
I write traditional supernatural horror, SF horror, romantic time-travel, murder mysteries and paranormal romance. I’ve been writing about ghosts, ancient Egyptian spirits, haunted places and evil vampires WAY LONG BEFORE Stephanie Meyer (no relation to me even though my maiden name is Meyer) and the rest of the vampire author crowd, ha, ha. And now ALL 15 of my older Zebra, Leisure paperbacks, Avalon Books murder mysteries and my Wild Rose Press books have been revised, reprinted and rereleased for the first time in many years (and in e-books for the first time ever) from DAMNATION BOOKS www.damnationbooks.com and ETERNAL PRESS www.eternalpress.biz and AMAZON KINDLE DIRECT. Yippie! So look for them.
I’m a wife of almost 35 years (husband, Russell), mother (one son, James) and grandmother (two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Joshua). I was a graphic designer in the corporate world for 23 years; and have published with Dorchester, Kensington, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Amazon Kindle Direct, Damnation Books and Eternal Press, and Amazon Publishing. Six years ago I crossed over into e-books as well as paperbacks and now ALL my old/new books are in ebooks…and soon to be in AUDIO BOOKS from ACX. I love cats and nature, classic rock and country music (my brother, JS Meyer www.jsmeyermusic.com, is a singer/songwriter and does the songs for all my self-made book trailers that are on my websites). VISIT me at www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith or www.bebo.com/kathrynmeyerG or www.authorsden.com/kathrynmeyergriffith to see all my book covers and trailers.
My published books: (ALL OF THESE OUT AGAIN…PLEASE LOOK FOR THEM!) Human No Longer (2013),Dinosaur Lake (SF horror), Scraps of paper-Revised Author’s Edition, Evil Stalks the Night (supernatural horror), Leisure 1984; The Heart of the Rose (historical romance) Leisure 1985; Blood Forge (supernatural horror), Leisure 1989; Vampire Blood (romantic supernatural horror), Zebra 1991; The Last Vampire (supernatural horror), Zebra 1992; Witches (romantic horror), Zebra 1993 & Pinnacle 2000; a novella called The Nameless One in Dark Seductions, an erotic horror anthology, Kensington, 1993; The Calling (supernatural horror), Zebra 1994. The Nameless One, a short erotic novella in the 1994 Zebra Anthology Dark Seductions. And Scraps of Paper (hardcover mystery) Avalon Books, 2003; All Things Slip Away, the second mystery in the series came out also from Avalon Books in February 2006 and now both are out again from Amazon and both in ebooks for the first time ever. And my three novels and two short stories from The Wild Rose Press are out again from ETERNAL PRESS: Egyptian Heart(ancient Egyptian time travel romance); Winter’s Journey(a romantic suspense novel); The Ice Bridge, (a contemporary romance e-novel with a dose of murder mystery) and two ghostly short stories, Don’t Look Back, Agnes and In This House. BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons, an apocalyptic saga from Damnation Books, June 2010. THE WOMAN IN CRIMSON, a vampire eternal love story, is out now from ETERNAL PRESS http://www.eternalpress.biz. The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction) 2011 and Telling Tales of Horror 2012(I did the chapter on Putting the Occult into your Fiction)***
Check out website at back of book.
Stalk Kathryn Meyer Griffith. She doesn’t bite – Or does she?
These are just a few of the many books published by Kathryn Meyer Griffith. Click on the cover to purchase, or be taken to Amazon for more of her books.
Review – What’s more dangerous than a lion protecting its young, a vampire protecting hers – Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
If you like what you see, why don’t you follow me?
Look on the right sidebar at Home and let’s talk.