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Epeolatry Book Review: Flash Futures by Eric Fomley

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Title: Flash Futures: Dark Science Fiction Stories

Author: Eric Fomley

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Shacklebound Books

Release Date: 2nd March, 2022

Synopsis:

From urban hotel rooms with interdimensional portals to far-future robotic societies, to far-flung galaxies, to the near future, to present day with a twist. Eric Fomley’s first full collection brings a variety of dark futures for your consumption and enjoyment. Flash Futures contains three very short stories and twenty-one sci-fi flash fictions guaranteed to take you to the future in ten minutes or less.

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Epeolatry Book Review: The Night Road by Kevin Lucia

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Title: The Night Road

Author: Kevin Lucia

Genre: Horror

Publisher: Cemetery Dance

Release Date: April, 2022

Synopsis:

For most of her life, Grace Donaldson’s passion has been running. As a star in Cross Country and Track and Field, Grace ran to win, because losing wasn’t an option. For her, running was freedom, and she was only ever her true self when racing toward the finish line.

 

Her senior year, that all changed. Afterward, instead of running toward something, Grace started running away. From her pain, her anger, and her guilt. Now, as her younger sister lies on her deathbed from attempted suicide and Grace’s darkness threatens to consume her, she discovers The Night Road, and the chance to run toward something again, instead of away…if she’s willing to pay a terrible price.

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Epeolatry Book Review: The Ghost That Ate Us by Daniel Kraus

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Title: The Ghost That Ate Us: The Tragic True Story of the Burger City Poltergeist

Author: Daniel Kraus

Genre: Horror

Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press

Release Date: 12th July, 2022

Synopsis:

You remember the brutal crime, don’t you?

Maybe you read about it on Twitter. Maybe a friend sent you a news clip. Maybe you saw it on an episode of Spectral Journeys that night you were flipping through channels, unable to sleep.

Maybe after reading the true story, you won’t ever sleep again.

On June 1, 2017, six people were killed at a Burger City franchise off I-80 near Jonny, Iowa. It was the bizarre and gruesome conclusion to nine months of alleged paranormal activity at the fast-food joint-events popularly known as “the Burger City Poltergeist.”

The story inspired Facebook memes, Twitter hashtags, Buzzfeed listicles, Saturday Night Live sketches, and more. But the case was never much more than a punchline…until bestselling writer Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, The Living Dead) decided to head to Iowa to dig up what really happened.

Presented here is the definitive story of “the most exhaustively documented haunting in history,” including-for the first time ever-interviews with every living survivor of the tragedy.

The employees of Burger City were a family. They loved one another. At least, at the beginning.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Liminal Spaces by Deborah Sheldon

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Title: Liminal Spaces

Author: Deborah Sheldon

Genre: Horror

Publisher: IFWG Publishing Australia

Release Date: 1st March, 2022

Synopsis: Transitions occur in a liminal space. The familiar is gone. The unknown lies ahead and with it, terrible possibilities. Award-winning author Deborah Sheldon explores liminal spaces in this collection of dark, unsettling fiction. Her characters teeter on frightening thresholds with no way back. Liminal Spaces includes Sheldon’s award-nominated tales “For Weirdless Days and Weary Nights”, “All the Stars in Her Eyes” and Barralang, “Pop. 63”, plus original and unpublished fiction.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action, ed. Seán O’ Connor

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Title: Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action

Author: Various, ed. Seán O’ Connor

Genre: Horror

Publisher: Stygian Sky Media LLC

Release Date: 22nd April, 2022

Synopsis: Horror stories from a variety of well-known authors.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Plumes: and Other Flights of Fancy Flash Fiction by Andrena Zawinski

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Plumes: and Other Flights of Fancy Flash Fiction, 70 pages

Author: Andrena Zawinski

Genre: Flash Fiction/Memoir/General Fiction

Publisher: Writing Knights Press

Release Date: January 31st, 2022

Synopsis: In her debut collection of stories, Andrena melds flash fiction with memoir. She entertains, peaks curiosity, even exacts revenge in characters enjoyable to come to know, whether through love or through hate, all cast on a smooth and well-crafted journey that invites the reader to return to its pages again and again.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Parachute by Holly Rae Garcia

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Title: Parachute, 106 pages

Author: Holly Rae Garcia

Genre: Horror

Publisher: Easton Falls Publishing

Release Date: May 20th, 2022

Synopsis: Angela Rodriguez and her friends aren’t sure what they want out of life now that they’ve graduated high school, but they think there is plenty of time to figure it all out. When a trip to an abandoned elementary school leads to a break-in, they discover an old gym parachute.

Raising the fabric above their heads, the group expects it to balloon out around them like it did when they were younger. But instead, the parachute reveals alternate universes and terrifying worlds.

There’s only one rule…

DON’T LET GO

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Epeolatry Book Review: Hardcore Kelli by Wrath James White

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Title: Hardcore Kelli
Author: Wrath James White
Publisher: Cemetery Dance
Genre: Horror/Superhero Science Fiction
Release Date: 29th March, 2022

Synopsis: Bullets whizzed past Katy as she dashed through the grass and weeds, and the maze of broken recreational vehicles, farm equipment, and other slowly oxidizing junk. She gripped the gleaming battle axe in both hands as she waded through gunfire, determined to reach her archnemesis and end his reign of terror forever. Murder Man stood in the doorway of the rundown mobile home, firing at will. She had found his lair. Now it was time to bring him to justice.
Katy hurdled the rusting skeleton of an old ’77 Ford Thunderbird like an Olympic gymnast. She had once been a cheerleader, a good one. Once upon a time she could do flips, handsprings, and somersaults with ease. That was so long ago it felt more like an ancient story from some dusty old history book than something that had actually occurred in her lifetime.
Like someone else’s life…

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