The sunlight, oh how its warmth and soft radiance provides visibility and a pretend sense of safety against the night and the fiendish beasts who roam in the devilry of the darkest shadows…. A shy, bookish female sitting across from you on the bus—her satiny hair in a tight bun, those big, pretty eyes glancing nervously up at you from behind a pair of thick lenses, then a delicate draw of her lips shaping an uncertain smile on her plain yet elusively beautiful face when she notices you staring. You look away worrying she might suspect you’re a pervert who wants to do her harm. Yet WHEN NIGHT DARKENS THE STREETS this same trepid woman walks confidently down the front steps of her apartment building wearing lots of makeup and a skintight outfit made of leather and lace with her feet squeezed inside a pair of stiletto heels. Her seductive figure slinks through the night, hurrying across the cooling pavement in search for prey. A streetlamp casts its light on her clutch bag and she pulls it hard against her body as she scurries back into the darkness where her wicked secrets are invited and safe. And for now only she knows about the large straight razor hidden inside the purse—its cutting edge stained with the blood of past victims. Consider the local soul-caring priest who wishes you a blessed day or the middle-aged woman working at the grocery checkout counter who is always friendly and helpful. Regard the mailman who has reliably delivered letters and packages for decades to your doorstep or the neighbor who routinely smiles and waves each morning while helping his young daughter inside the car before heading out to school. Now heed the hundreds of individuals around you milling about in the sunlight—civil and sane. What demons transform when the veil of darkness arrives and the streets blacken? What stories of terror and bloodshed will unfold?.... WHEN NIGHT DARKENS THE STREETS…. From the publisher of THE PRICE OF FEAR: THE FILM CAREER OF VINCENT PRICE (In His Own Words) and the blockbuster novel THE EVERBORN comes this collection of hair-raising tales. WHEN NIGHT DARKENS THE STREETS brings together two seasoned horror writers — HORNS and John Grover — and together they fill the pages with prose frightening enough to summon the blistering attention of the baleful beings who swarm the night world should this book be used for purposes other than pure entertainment. Plus we include a special treat with GALEWOOD BAPTIST, a demonic tale by horror fiction master Nicholas Grabowsky! Read at your own risk…. Each story is accompanied with an illustration created by the talented hand of Gary A. Gabbard.
About the Author
• HORNS lives in Norwood, Ohio. He is a Black Bed Sheet Books author and member of the Horror Writers Association who has written three novels—Stationhouse No. 1, Chophouse and Chophouse 2. His stories have appeared in caboodles of books and magazines and Internet sites. He’s an avid horror collector of books, films, posters, memorabilia, and anything else connected with the genre. At times he can be one of those pesky horror trivia guys who knows things that make some scratch their heads and roll their eyes. He is an animal rights enthusiast. Visit him at www.hornsthewriter.com John Grover is a dark fiction author residing in Massachusetts. He grew up watching Creature Double Feature with his brother on Saturday afternoons. This fueled his love of monsters, ghosts and the supernatural. He never missed an episode. In his spare time he loves to cook, garden, go to the theater to watch horror movies with his friends, read, talk about food, bake amazing desserts, play with his dog Buffy (yes, named after the character in the TV show) and draw badly. Some of his favorite TV shows and influences are The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, Night Gallery, Monsters, Star Trek, and much more. He completed a creative writing course at Boston¹s Fisher College and is a member of the New England Horror Writers, a chapter of the Horror Writers Association. Some of his more recent credits include Best New Zombie Tales Vol 1 by Books of the Dead Press, The Book of Cannibals by Living Dead Press, The Vermin Anthology, The Northern Haunts Anthology by Shroud Publishing, The Zombology Series by Library of the Living Dead Press, Morpheus Tales, Wrong World, The Willows, Alien Skin Magazine, Aurora Wolf and more. He is the author of several collections, including the recently released Feminine Wiles, sixteen tales of wicked women as well as various chapbooks, anthologies, and more. Please visit his website www.shadowtales.com