Welcome to Valleyview, where bodies lie buried but an ancient curse never sleeps. A father hears strange voices on his daughter's baby monitor. A trio of gravediggers faces a swarm of supernatural creatures. A group of teenagers puts a mausoleum legend to the test. A husband and wife take a stroll through a corn maze that they'll never forget.
Tales From Valleyview Cemetery contains seventeen interconnected tales of terror -- legends of a town and cemetery entrenched in occult practice, macabre history, and a demon elemental waiting for his people's return. It is a short story collection, in the vein of Alvin Schwartz and Richard Matheson. Appropriate for teen and adult readers.
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About the Authors:
John Brhel is a horror writer and co-founder of Cemetery Gates Media. His work has appeared in “The Vault of Ghastly Tales.” When he’s not writing, he works as a communications manager at Binghamton University, writes music and reads fiction. He lives in Vestal, NY, with his wife and daughter. Follow him on Twitter at @johnbrhel.
J. Sullivan is the author of the verse novella “Jillian Loman,” and co-founder of Cemetery Gates Media. His long-term writing goal is to combine his love of poetry, the American novel and upstate New York into one cohesive work of fiction. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and songwriting. He is currently co-writing a novel about a group of urban legend explorers tentatively titled “Route 12: The Legend Trip.” He lives in Binghamton, N.Y., with his wife and three children.
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I love a good ghost story! I have always loved those short ghost stories from my childhood, those scary stories to tell in the dark or by the campfire. This book delivers just that, a selection of scary stories about ghosts, demons and occult. They are all tied to this one cemetery, Valleyview. Some have other tie ins but mainly it is the cemetery itself that is the big connector. It is fun to read one story and later read another that has one of the same characters or dinner etc in it also.
Full of suspense, unpredictable plots and the thrill of wondering what will happen next, I loved this book. You can easily read one or two stories quickly and then put it down and come back to it whenever you have the chance. This is great for people who only have a few minutes here and there to read. It is really hard to say which stories where my favourites but I would have to say the one with the teen that would hang out in the grave yard with his "dead" friends and also the last one about a medium.
I would really like to read more from John and Joseph and also more Tales from Valleyview. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! Some great spooky tales for teens and adults.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~