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Castle by the Sea (What Waits in the Shadows)

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How did they get here? Will they ever get out?

Jason and Erika are having a wonderful time at the Halloween carnival...until their swan boat in the Tunnel of Love capsizes amid heavy waves and blaring, maniacal laughter. When they come to they are no longer in a carnival in Ohio, but standing at the edge of a sea in a raging storm. In the distance, atop a high, barren hi

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Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Kimberly
Feb 15, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
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In Castle By the Sea, we re-visit J.G. Faherty's Carnival of Fear--a mysterious carnival that seemingly pops up from nowhere--in a single night--in various locations each year. This October 30th, the carnival arrives in Cannonsville, OK. By evening, the majority of the town is buzzing with anticipation, never questioning the bizarre arrival of this magnetic attraction.

Castle By the Sea's focus is on the Tunnel of Love. Unsuspecting couple, Jason and Erika, climb into their swan boat, and soon fi
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Angela Crawford
Feb 07, 2015 Angela Crawford rated it really liked it
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How did they get here? Will they ever get out?

Jason and Erika are having a wonderful time at the Halloween carnival...until their swan boat in the Tunnel of Love capsizes amid heavy waves and blaring, maniacal laughter. When they come to they are no longer in a carnival in Ohio, but standing at the edge of a sea in a raging storm. In the distance, atop a high, barren hill, looms an enormous castle.
Instead of answers, Jason and Erika find only more impossibilities within
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Majanka
Book Review originally published here: http://www.iheartreading.net/reviews/...

In Castle by the Sea, young couple Jason and Erika go to a Halloween carnival, and seemingly have a blast. Until they decide to go into the Tunnel of Love, their swan boat capsizes, and they end up at sea during a storm. An enormous castle looms over them, and they make their way to the castle, hoping to be save there – although they have no clue what’s going on, and things seem to grow stranger by the minute. The cas
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Alex
Jun 17, 2014 Alex rated it it was amazing
Original review from Hellnotes

I love the sort of story that, in another age, could begin with ‘it was a dark and stormy night’ and really mean it was dark and stormy. In JG Faherty’s new novella, Castle by the Sea, we have dark, stormy, dreary, and dreadful wrapped up in a haunting, suspense-laden narrative.

Jason and Erika are out for a night of fun at a carnival that’s just hit town. Lights, food, games, and the alluring Tunnel of Love seduce the young couple through the gates. In the dark dept
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Kim
May 09, 2015 Kim rated it liked it
For a short novella, Castle by the Sea grabs the reader’s attention and does not let go. It begins in a carnival boat ride. Erika and Jason ride the Tunnel of Love, but the boat overturns and they end up in the stormy seas. They see a Castle and head to shore for safety. Another couple has escaped to safely at the Castle and they aren’t sure what is real and what is a figment of their imaginations. The way it was told was so creative and mysterious.

Filled with twists and turns and horror and mys
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Zachary at The Eyes of Madness
3.5/5

*I received a review copy via NetGalley, this is an honest review.

Castle by the Sea is a quick, fun gothic yarn. It felt a bit rushed in the beginning, without a lot time spent developing our main characters. The focus is obviously getting everyone to the Castle as quickly as possible.

Once there, the atmosphere changes and the tale becomes quite a bit more enjoyable. Dark and mysterious, this is where the book shines. What is reality, what is fever dream as Jason and Erika are bounced betw
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Russell James
Jun 12, 2014 Russell James rated it it was amazing
This fast-paced novella sets a dark, surrealistic mood as it starts in a creepy carnival and shifts to a storm swept castle on the Maine coast. Jason and Erika fight through an array of horrifying events to stay alive, all of which make you shiver in your seat as you read them. Deftly written prose makes each scene pop to life as you read it. The mystery of the castle and its occupant unravels to a twisted shocking ending. JG Faherty is in top form with this one.
Catherine Cavendish
Jun 17, 2014 Catherine Cavendish rated it it was amazing
Nothing is as it appears to be at this carnival - neither time nor space can be relied upon. Should Jason trust his eyes or his gut instincts? And what is reality anyway? This is a great, Gothic horror, with all the right twists, turns and blind alleys. The storm is relentless, the waves crash, the fear never lets up. Delicious!
Josef Hernandez
Feb 17, 2015 Josef Hernandez rated it liked it
A good gothic horror novella

For a full review, please go to http://www.examiner.com/review/castle... and follow me on Twitter @josenher
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JG Faherty is a Bram Stoker Award and ITW Thriller Award nominee and the author of six novels, nine novellas, and more than 50 short stories. He writes adult and YA horror/sci-fi/fantasy, and his works range from quiet, dark suspense to over-the-top comic gruesomeness.

His novels and novellas, all of which are listed on Goodreads, include THE CURE, CARNIVAL OF FEAR, GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY, CEMETER
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