Sometimes at night, I open my Kindle and don't feel like reading anything in my library. When this happens, I click on "Kindle Unlimited" and browse titles to see if there's anything short I can start and finish in one sitting.
The other night I saw Ross Jeffery's brand new, MILK KISSES & OTHER STORIES and loaded it right up. I love absolutely everything from the Short Sharp Shocks series by Demain Publishing. I've read several and they're always so entertaining and super quick reads.
This book is 3 short works of horror fiction:
PAREIDOLIA- I'm recommending this to readers who enjoy creepy, small town horror with a "poor unfortunate traveler realizes there's something mysterious going on because the townspeople are being suspicious as fuck" trope. I don't want to spoil reader discovery so that's all I can say.
MILK KISSES- This is one of those stories where the author holds their cards close to the chest in order to keep the reader in the dark until the very last second. Ross Jeffery really displays his mastery of the craft with this one.
HEMANGIOMA- Some truly unusual, unsettling, disturbing body horror. I had so many thoughts racing through my head the entire time. A child has a growth on their body that is very concerning. Again, there's not much more to say here. The stories are so short, it's too easy to give too much away. But this story freaked me out!
If you haven't tried ANY books from the SSS series by Demain Publishing you are seriously missing out. I'm going to do a video for BookTok urging everyone to try these out. They're always fun. They showcase the immeasurable talents of indie authors, and I have never read one I didn't love. Many of them are available on Kindle Unlimited or .99
I'll list the ones I have read and loved:
ASYLUM OF SHADOWS by Stephanie Ellis
CINDERS OF A BLIND MAN WHO COULD SEE by Kev Harrison
THE FOREST IS HUNGRY by Christopher Stanley
THE TOWN THAT FEARED DUSK by Calvin Demmer
AN INVITATION TO DARKNESS by Hailey Piper
BITS by R. A. Busby
THE ONE THAT KNOWS NO FEAR by Steve Stred
CURFEW by Kev Harrison
THE LOST GIRL & SPINDLESHANKS by Alyson Faye
OLD SLOSH & THE WIND CHILL FACTOR by Ryan Bevon
THE CORN WITCH by Christopher Beck