On this day, exactly one year ago, The 13: Tales of Macabre officially released to the world. In that year, it has been a slow but steady seller. Did you know it’s set at just $.99 right now? This is a special sale to celebrate its first book birthday, the season, and the release of the next one. This sale ends November 5, so grab it while you can.
Title: The 13: Tales of Macabre
Series: The 13 Series
Author: Stephanie Ayers
Buy link: http://mybook.to/Macabre13
Killer watermelons, murderous jewelry boxes, centenarian sea whisperers, creatures of myth/legend, and more…
This supernatural story collection will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew. At night you’ll hover under your covers while looking over your shoulder in the day. Down, down in the depths they fell; bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.
This is the second collection in The 13 series.
Will you survive all 13?
From Send in the Clowns:
“He’s not responding.”
Kay’s hand trembled. “Claire, what’s wrong with Mike?”
“Are you family?”
“I am his fiancee.” Exasperation made her words sharper than she intended them to be.
“I see. All I can tell you at this moment is that they are taking him to Mercy Hospital. I’m sorry I can’t tell you more.” Claire’s voice started to fade.
“Wait! Who is taking him to Mercy?”
Claire laughed. Cold fingers walked up Kay’s spine. “The clowns. They sent in the clowns.”
“The clowns? Why would they send clowns?” Kay’s free hand clutched her heart. She looked at the jewelry box, the dancer still turning, the music still flowing.
“Clowns? Who said clowns? I said the EMTs. Someone called an ambulance. I only picked up the phone because it was ringing and thought whoever was on the line should know.”
Kay’s chest heaved in relief. She paused long enough to catch her breath. “Thank you. Please let them know I’ll meet them there.” She didn’t wait for a response before she hung up again. She snatched her keys from the hook by her door and ran to her car, the jewelry box in her hand. She tossed the box onto the passenger seat, swallowed the lump in her throat, and swiped at her eyes. Oh Mike! What happened to you?
What Readers Say
“These stories are bloodier than the first collection, but just enough to make you squirm, not lose your lunch. “I am amused that one such as yourself traveled this dark route.” (p14)
I enjoy how Ayers gives a little twist to typical legends like vampires or the neighborhood vacant house. Each story has a unique angle and a variety of characters.” Nina J.
“I LOVE books that you start to read and you just immerse yourself completely.
The collection of stories reminded me of sitting around my living room listening to different scary stories with friends and family in which some you could walk away fine and others that stayed with you throughout the night.” Amy B.
About the Author
Stephanie Ayers is a word whisperer who writes speculative fiction where horror and fantasy collide. She is a coffee addicted unicorn living in Ohio disguised as a human. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn’t doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows. To find out more about Stephanie’s daily living, subscribe to her newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/o6e0l9
Stephanie has been a regular contributor and leader for Bloggy Moms and Just Be Enough, and currently writes content for Verblio. She is a strong supporter of the indie author community. She achieved Amazon best seller status in 2017 with the poetry anthology, Ambrosia.
Her debut novella, Til Death Do Us Part, was published by Bannerwing Books in 2013, and her work appears in several anthologies and collections, notably Absolution, Flash Fiction Addiction, and Monsters: A TPQ Anthology. The first volume in her serial short horror story collection released in October 2017. Her epic fantasy series, Destiny Defined, debuts in March 2019 with her first full novel, Elven Games.
Her favorite quote is: “The blank page is a canvas on which the writer paints a story.”-Stephanie Ayers
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