Dancing in Darkness: The Damned

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
Dancing in Darkness: The Damned

A mysterious man from Evelyn’s childhood appears after an accident on a snowy night on the road back to civilization. Driven to protect him, she faces dangerous opponents that are hellbent in condemning the young man to the tortures of the damned.Journey into the Darkside of the world with the hunters of Blackwood Paranormal Security Department as they unravel the mysteries of the night and protect the innocent.
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    Prelude

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
Prelude

An average New Yorker stumbles upon a world he never knew existed.Zac Quinn's life has been touched by the darkside in more ways than one. His search for the truth about his brother's disappearance leads him to cross paths with a mysterious woman with a curse of her own. She is the sole remnant of a nearly defunct organization who hunted creatures of the night.
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    The House on Cherry Tree Lane

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
The House on Cherry Tree Lane

In the 1930s, one family spent the summer watching over the grove of Cherry trees that gave the farm its name. Little do they know the price isolation carries and that some souls will not rest in peace.A lonely young man finds his world turned upside down after rescuing a biod in the form of a beautiful alien girl with an AI implant. Aidan soon discovers that living out an anime scenario in the real world is not what he had dreamed. When more of her sisters arrive he learns the entire world is under threat from one of their kind who was held in a lab on earth for over a century. Together they decide to take it upon themselves to save the space city as well as the Earth.Fantasy science fiction Suitable for mature teens or adults
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    Water

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
Water

Urban legends aren't real, they were created to terrify children and teenagers. Spread around campfires slowly embellishing the truth. For Naomi, her beliefs have always dwelt toward the rational side. She's about to find out that all legends have a ring of truth to them.In Lyarne, refugees are first pitied, then assimilated. For Mieshka, this means acting like everything is normal when it's really gone to shit. Why should she care about school? Mom's dead, Dad's useless, and the only thing stopping the war from hitting Lyarne is the fancy, Mage-powered shield that protects the city. With it around, things like air raids and fire balloons are little more than fireworks shows. Lyarne is safe. Secure. Normal. "Normal" was good. "Normal" was what they'd come here for. "Normal" is the best way to move forward. But things, in Lyarne, are far from "normal." And so, she discovers, is she.About 56,000 words. Contains mild swearing and violence.
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    Brother Dearest

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
Brother Dearest

The Andersons seem to be the average American family living the dream, but their daughter Cindy knows only too well the dark secrets even the most perfect of veneers, can hide.Five short stories taking a darker look at the Christmas period. In this time of overwhelming Xmas cheer, constant barrage of festive music & films, television filled with adverts demanding the perfect Christmas, these stories offer an alternative. Take a break from the festivities, settle down by the fire, and read these five stories. Ideal for a cold, dark, silent Christmas night. THE SNOWMAN Peter is a troubled young boy, the victim of a merciless bully. The only escape is the yearly visits of his brother at Christmas. His brother won't be coming home this Christmas. Killed in action. Facing a bleak future alone, Peter has only one option left. Continue the tradition, in memory of his brother. Build The Snowman. THE CHRISTMAS REVOLUTION Kap is an elf working nightmare shifts in Santa's workshop. Unable to take it any more, Kap sets in motion a plan to escape from his slavery. Can he lead a revolution that will free the elves from their evil oppressor - Father Christmas? A DOG IS FOR LIFE A deadly new flu epidemic hits Britain. Transmitted by man's best friend. The message goes out. Kill your dog or you will die. Can Fred, a miserable old alcoholic, murder his only friend to save his own life? THE CHRISTMAS TREE An ancient being awakens to find itself imprisoned by an inferior race. WINTER'S BRIDE In a village of eternal summer, a young girl discovers the horrible price paid to keep winter at bay. Can she escape the fate chosen for her that leads only to a cold, dark future?
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    Siren's Call

      Kassandra Alvarado / Fantasy
Siren's Call

A girl who believes in fairytales goes in search of her sister who was shipwrecked off a cursed isle. In the wilds of the deep blue sea, she soon discovers that some legends have a ring of truth to them.The twenty-two poems in this collection are, with two exceptions, recent compositions. The poems tackle a variety of subjects, including: nature at it's best and worst; the retrograde loss of memory in the aged; theology; the circular nature of history; and the problem of whistling mailmen.The poetic forms range from tightly controlled meter and rhyme to free verse and even experimental forms, such as those used in "Mine Enemy Sleep" and "Writing a Poem".The author has found inspiration in many poets past and present, but is not tied down to a particular type of poetry. He prefers, rather, that the form should emerge from the theme and the narrator's voice.
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    The Unseen

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
The Unseen

Returning to her hometown after college, Noelle is hired on at the local burger joint. But when strange occurrences plague the restaurant, she begins investigating the history of the town and discovers things aren't as idyllic as they seem and some secrets that should've remained buried.The small western town of New Smyrna has plenty of secrets to hide.
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    Lament The Night

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
Lament The Night

Seeking a harbor against coming winter, ships Erebus and Terror are unaware of the unearthly being which has followed them from the shores of native England. For Commander James Fitzjames, an unending nightmare has begun.Nothing is going right for Eric Dirnam. His father has disappeared and he hardly even sees his mom anymore. Everything has changed and he wishes he could be the same happy-go-lucky fourteen year old boy he was before his life was flipped upside down. Just as things start to change for the better such as his soccer win and getting attention from a girl that he has a crush on, again things are changing. Someone has broken into his home and is after something but what? As Eric delves deeper into this mystery, he uncovers more about his identity. But who can he trust? And who is after him? He soon realizes that he has to adapt to his changing world but in doing so, he needs to retain who he really is.
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    Sine sole Sileo

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
Sine sole Sileo

...breaking as it did on the stillness of the night, amid this dreary waste of ice and snow, where there was not an object to remind us of life, and not a sound seemed ever to have been heard.The log of a citizen of the dead; this is the chronicling of one man who is numbered among the walking dead after a city is plagued with an infection that eliminates the people's natural ability to create red blood cells. Their bodies rot away, but the mind is left harrowingly intact.
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    Nagashibina

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
Nagashibina

A close-knit family begins to unravel at the seams with the addition of an old doll into the household.Dolls are curious things, are they not? Loved, cherished, only to be thrown away when maturity beckons with parties, drinking and boyfriends. There are some who believe that a doll can gain a soul through a child’s love...,
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    Her Portrait in Black

      Kassandra Alvarado / Horror
Her Portrait in Black

The past should never be forgotten. A foreign student studying in Japan becomes obsessed with the subject of a seventeenth century painting, awakening a dark curse.As a synonym for diamond, “blue rock,” promises marriage and an engagement ring. The phrase also evokes music, spanning both the blues and hard-driving rock. “Blue rock” also holds an element of fire, as in anthracite, or “hard coal,” as well as a fiery pounding, as happens with a ritual hammer-stone. Like the process of forming diamonds itself, these 80 love poems compress passion and betrayal, with results resembling fossilized ferns in bedrock as well as the protracted metamorphosis into crystalline jewels or flames.
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