2013: The Zombies Take Manhattan

      Louise Ann Barton
2013: The Zombies Take Manhattan

A psychological thriller: It’s the spring of 2013, the time of the great Zombie Apocalypse. Upper Manhattan is the last area to fall and mystery writer, Christine Chambers and her kitty take refuge inside the Cloisters museum. Hiding in the castle, surrounded by iron gates, steep ramparts, and secret passages, she is soon joined by a madman, hungry animals, and evolving zombies.A psychological thriller: It’s the spring of 2013, the time of the great Zombie Apocalypse. Upper Manhattan is the last area to fall and mystery writer, Christine Chambers packs up her kitty and decides to flee. With nowhere to go, she takes refuge inside the Cloisters museum. This castle-like structure, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is set atop a huge acreage, with steep drops from the ramparts to the mighty Hudson River below. Surrounded by iron gates it seems to be zombie proof. But she is soon joined by a madman.With zombies outside and a dangerous serial killer within, she desperately spends her days and nights hiding inside the castle, which is riddled with underground tunnels and secret passages. Before long, hungry animals find their way inside and, it seems, the zombies are evolving. This plot keeps to the historical and structural reality of the Cloisters, and as close as the author can manage to serial killer profiles.
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    Spellbound: a Tale of Magic, Mystery & Murder

      Louise Ann Barton
Spellbound: a Tale of Magic, Mystery & Murder

Based on real magic, real mystery, and real murder: A fictionalized account of one family’s incredible experience with Santeria, Voodoo, a demon, and a book of great magical power. One man distorted the power for criminal purposes and human sacrifice. When I turned his story into a novel, he cursed this book. And so every life touched upon by this villain, including my own, became spellboundBecause this tale is based on real events, this manuscript was cursed to keep the tale of real magic, real mystery, and real murder from being told. This is a fictionalized account based on one family’s incredible experience and the magical practices in Hispaniola and the United States. It is a tale of Santeria and Voodoo, and a book of great magical power, which if mishandled, could harm the user and spellbind the unwary. Such books are the Grand Grimoires of the Dominican Republic and their magic is contained by burying the book when not in use.The wrong person inherits the power and distorts it for criminal purposes and human sacrifice. And there were those who said he could take the form of a black horse or a dog. When I turned this story into a novel, I was told, “This is such a common occurrence in Dominica, why would anyone even bother writing it down?”Then he cursed this book. And every life touched upon by this villain, including my own, became spellbound.
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    Tiny Tales of Terror

      Louise Ann Barton
Tiny Tales of Terror

This collection of tiny, terrifying tales features ravening werewolves, prowling vampires, marauding mummies, vengeful ghosts, murderous spouses, wandering gypsies, and gobbling ghouls. Each tale is different, each is set in a different place and time, and each ends with a twist.This collection of tiny, terrifying tales features ravening werewolves, prowling vampires, marauding mummies, vengeful ghosts, murderous spouses, wandering gypsies, and gobbling ghouls. Each tale is different, each is set in a different place and time, and each ends with a twist.Known as the Queen of Scary, this author weaves tales of gypsies and changelings, cannibals and sharks, ancient evil in a Scottish cemetery, misadventures in an Egyptian tomb, a hideously cursed inheritance, beasties that go bump in the night, a Russian socialite chased by wolves, a nun and a serial killer, a philandering movie star, a child-stealing social worker, a plague in medieval Hungary, a stoned rock star and a vampire, a mysterious cemetery vault, space-age lycanthropes, and murderous ghosts in medieval castles.
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