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I'm a new author who wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:20 pm
by JamesGBoswell
Growing up, I loved watching the Twilight Zone, especially the horror episodes with a dramatic twist at the end. When I first got into reading horror fiction, I found H.P. Lovecraft's work to be terrifying, thrilling, and enthralling. Now, I'm trying to make it as a professional author and I wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories inspired by the Twilight Zone and H.P. Lovecraft. It's called, "Burn: Stories."

If you want to check it out, I'm giving it away for free on my website in exchange for an email address which I'll use to send you more short horror stories every month.

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/BurnBookFreeDownload

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Why Can't You See Them?

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:56 pm
by JamesGBoswell
Officer Brigitte McCray led the small, pale woman into the interrogation room. She pulled out a chair for her at the table, then sat down on the other side. She used a pen to write the woman’s name, Allison Derby, and her address on a notepad. Then, with a blank look on her face, she said, “Tell me again why you’re here.”

“I killed three people and I’m afraid I’ll kill again. You need to arrest me right now,” Allison said.

Read the whole story here: http://jamesgboswell.com/why-cant-you-see-them/

Re: Why Can't You See Them?

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:20 am
by DJBenz
Hi James, small request: could you keep the huge image out of your signature please? A small banner would be OK, but not the full size artwork I've had to remove from your sig. Cheers!

Re: Why Can't You See Them?

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:30 pm
by JamesGBoswell
Absolutely, DJ! I changed the size of the image in my signature. Will that work? I can make it smaller, too.

Re: Why Can't You See Them?

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:59 pm
by DJBenz
Still a bit big, would be better removed if I'm honest.

Re: Why Can't You See Them?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:23 pm
by JamesGBoswell
That's ok if there's no image, no problem!

"Burn: Horror Stories" is dread-inducing, mind-twisting, existential horror

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:25 pm
by JamesGBoswell
"Burn: Horror Stories" is a collection of dread-inducing, mind-twisting, existential horror stories inspired by The Twilight Zone and H.P. Lovecraft. It's now available on Amazon for 33 percent off until Nov. 13.

Visit the book's Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XH1FPP1

A man's wife and business partner believe they killed him as part of an insurance scam, but then he reappears as if nothing happened. Two fugitives take shelter in an abandoned industrial facility, but what they find inside might be more dangerous than what pursues them. A tech guru's lifestyle is immersed in smart technology, but what if it's so smart, it's dangerous? The parents of an out-of-control child will do anything to curb her awful behavior, but at what cost? A woman awakens upside down in a totaled car with no recollection of how she got there. Will she be able to find help, or will something more sinister find her first? These stories and more await you in this collection of existential horror by James G. Boswell.

"The Tree of Death"

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:18 pm
by JamesGBoswell
Pedro Oliveira circled a spot on the map that lay unfolded on the table before him. A thin film of sweat shined upon his forehead. Dust motes floated in the light that beamed through the hut's wooden shutters.

He tapped his pen in the circle as he looked at Isabella Silva and said, "Here's the place, Professor Silva. The last known location of the Apuelito tribe. It's a month's journey from here through the jungle on foot, but you shouldn't go there. No one should. It's too dangerous."

Isabella said, "Thank you, Mr. Oliveira. I appreciate your concern, but I've been searching for this lost rainforest tribe for many years. I'm too close now to give up. Besides, I've been on a half-dozen expeditions through the jungle, the last two of them by myself. I think I'll be fine."

Read the whole story here: http://jamesgboswell.com/2019/10/the-tree-of-death/

Re: I'm a new author who wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:34 pm
by Alex J
Thank you James, I have just read "The Tree Of Death", which I enjoyed. My only other comment would be on the ending as it could have finished
Spoiler:
a little less open-ended or more graphically
but I'm not sure whether that would have worked better than the actual ending.

Re: I'm a new author who wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:02 pm
by JamesGBoswell
Alex J wrote: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:34 pm Thank you James, I have just read "The Tree Of Death", which I enjoyed. My only other comment would be on the ending as it could have finished
Spoiler:
a little less open-ended or more graphically
but I'm not sure whether that would have worked better than the actual ending.
Thank you for the feedback, Alex!

Re: I'm a new author who wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:03 pm
by JamesGBoswell
"That Feeling When You Know You're Doomed" is now $0.99 on Amazon until Dec. 10.

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“That Feeling When You Know You’re Doomed” is a collection of short, existential horror stories inspired by the Twilight Zone and H.P. Lovecraft. Learn more here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S3Z6LK8

Re: I'm a new author who wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:28 pm
by JamesGBoswell
"Deprived: Horror Stories" is $0.99 until Dec. 31.
Learn more here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JPFYWGZ

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Re: I'm a new author who wrote a collection of short, existential horror stories

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 9:04 pm
by JamesGBoswell
NEW RELEASE

"Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of Cthulhu"

Buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089CFVHPM

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In this tale of mystery and cosmic horror, Sherlock Holmes finds himself kidnapped by his archrival, the evil crime lord, Professor James Moriarty. Seduced by promises of limitless power whispered into his ear in the dead of night, Moriarty intends to sacrifice Holmes and awaken Cthulhu, a malevolent entity of immeasurable power. It’s up to Holmes’s friend, confidant, and biographer Dr. John H. Watson to track him down using powerful methods of deductive reasoning he learned from Holmes himself. Watson’s harrowing journey leads him into the darkest corners of the Amazon and the deepest recesses of his own mind, where he must confront terrors from his past in order to save the future. Will Watson succeed in rescuing Holmes from Moriarty’s clutches? Or will he fail, thus allowing a deadly prophecy of cataclysmic proportions to be fulfilled?

Meanwhile, Irene Adler, adventuress and treasure hunter extraordinaire, and one of the only people to have ever outfoxed Sherlock Holmes, explores an evil sorcerer’s lost tomb, filled with forbidden secrets and dangerous traps. Along with her husband and fellow adventurer, Godfrey Norton, she confronts a long-imprisoned force of evil on her quest to achieve fame and fortune. Will Adler and Norton emerge from the Tomb of Akuyaku alive and in possession of the Amulet of Omniscience and Omnipresence? Or will they become trapped, forever entombed inside a living hell deep within the bowels of the Earth?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in this riveting new novel by Amazon Best-Selling Author, James G. Boswell, now available on Amazon.