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Evans Light

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Evans Light is a writer of horror and suspense, and is the author of Screamscapes: Tales of Terror, Arboreatum, Don’t Need No Water and more. He is co-creator of the Bad Apples Halloween anthology series and Dead Roses: Five Dark Tales of Twisted Love.

Evans lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, surrounded by thousands of vintage horror paperbacks. He is the proud father of fine sons and the lucky husband of a beautiful wife.

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Amazon Author Page: https://tinyurl.com/EvansLight-AmazonUS

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“Only one statement about life is universally true: It's going to end badly.”
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“When iridescent summer nights fade into sullen autumn gray, as the world marches grimly towards the slow, cold death of winter, something changes.

Dark spirits strengthen, emboldened by lengthening shadows and huddled masses. The sunshine of youth once kept these phantoms at bay, but the doors to my soul creak slowly open with the passing years, the seams of a skeptical mind loosen as the autumn of life approaches.”
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“I don't believe in ghosts, but they believe in me.”
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“No lights shone beyond the windows of his room. The reflection from the bedside lamp seemed insubstantial as a candle flame; the darkness outside a solid mass, huge and inescapable, that pressed against the panes. His room sat beneath the eaves, where the wind didn't roar but crooned, a sound like mourning doves.”
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“Maybe crazy is what they call anybody who's got magic in them after they're no longer a child.”
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“Everyone you have ever loved in your life becomes a part of your soul. They never leave. They're always inside you, and you can bring them out whenever you want.”
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message 46: by Evans

Evans Light - ̗̀ Unsolved Mystery ̖́- wrote: "Hi Evans,

You seem to have a pretty expansive retro book collection. I sure wish you'd share pictures of your shelves. =))"

Are you on Facebook? I share a lot of horror finds there.

✰☽♥✰  Unsolved Mystery ✰♥☾✰ Hi Evans,

You seem to have a pretty expansive retro book collection. I sure wish you'd share pictures of your shelves. =))

Mollydee Hi there! So glad you were able to figure out the friend thing. I glad you liked my review. I am sorry it was not longer but it has been a while since I read your books. I may reread them and do a better review. I am pretty sure everything is still on my kindle. If not it is on my blog which I have to go through to find all my drabbles and put them in one place. So glad to be back here. Now if I can remember the other authors I liked I will be in business lol! Have a great Wednesday!

message 42: by Evans

Evans Light Enter here for your chance to win Dead Roses: Five Dark Tales of Twisted Love:


Signed Hardcover and Paperback Editions are available for pre-order now at www.lightbrothershorror.com

About Dead Roses: Five Dark Tales of Twisted Love:

The creators of the bestselling BAD APPLES: FIVE SLICES OF HALLOWEEN HORROR team up once more to bring you five dark tales of twisted love.

ELEANOR, by Jason Parent

When Father Stuart McKenzie finds a disfigured girl abandoned on the steps of his church, he decides the child is a blessing from God and raises her as his own. But the special needs of Eleanor demand more from Stuart than a father can give.

LOVE LIES IN EYES, by Evans Light

When Nathan falls for a beautiful girl from across a crowded room, she disappears before he can muster his courage. Obsessed with getting a second chance, he’s about to learn that true love isn’t only hard to find...it can be hard to lose.

PANACEA, by Adam Light

Decades of marriage haven’t tarnished Rob’s affection towards his dear wife Molly one bit, and he’s not about to let cancer snatch her away, no matter the cost. But every medication has its side effects, some more than others.

CINDER BLOCK, by Edward Lorn

Toby’s dad may have hit the road long ago, but his mother still loves him - along with every other man in town, that is. But after the beautiful Lauren shines a light into his dreary world, he realizes just how crazy love can get.

LOVING THE GOAT, by Gregor Xane

Embattled comic book artist and notorious animal lover Bill Capra is willing to do anything (literally) to get his dirty paws on the fabled object of his desire, even if it means his own destruction.

(This book contains adult content and is suitable for mature readers only.)

message 40: by Evans

Evans Light You want to grab this great freebie from Gregor Xane, It Came From Hell and Smashed the Angels.

Just trust me on this one!


message 39: by Evans

Evans Light Just posted a new photo-blog, with pictures of The Light Brothers' appearance at Mad Monster Party Charlotte 2014.


message 38: by Evans

Evans Light Meghan wrote: "Thought I'd share, someone commented on my review on Don't Need No Water on Amazon, agreeing with my favorite quote. Very, very cool :D"

That is cool. Iverson is one classy guy. And newly single, I hear...

message 37: by Meghan

Meghan Thought I'd share, someone commented on my review on Don't Need No Water on Amazon, agreeing with my favorite quote. Very, very cool :D

message 36: by Evans

Evans Light Melki wrote: "Thanks for letting us know, Evans.
I just sent Adam an e-card.
Hope he is on the mend soon."

Thanks Melki!

message 35: by Evans

Evans Light I went to lock my front door tonight and there were people wearing bunny masks standing in the dark, reaching for my doorknob. I think I locked it just in time.

message 34: by Melki

Melki Thanks for letting us know, Evans.
I just sent Adam an e-card.
Hope he is on the mend soon.

message 33: by Evans

Evans Light Thank you all for your kindness. Adam got through surgery fine but feeling rough. I'll be sure to pass along the well-wishes, or feel free to drop him a note directly at light.adam@yahoo.com.

message 32: by Dorothy

Dorothy I am sorry to hear about the accident. I will be praying for him and the rest of the family.

message 31: by Ctgt

Ctgt So sorry to hear about the accident. Let Adam know we're thinking of him and the rest of your family.

message 30: by Bill

Bill I am sorry to hear that. Prayers to Adam and you and your family, Evans!

message 29: by Evans

Evans Light Dear Goodreads friends,

I wanted to let you know that Wednesday evening, my best friend, brother and favorite author Adam Light was in a car accident that fractured three vertebrae.
He is currently in surgery as I'm writing this.

He's been in good spirits since the accident (probably due in no small part part to pain killers) and has even been kicking around on Goodreads a little as he waited for surgery.

I'm sure he would appreciate any moral support and good vibes you're able to throw his way - just understand it may be a little while before he's able to reply.

Thanks to all of you in advance for your support. Adam enjoys his Goodreads friends so much.


Evans Light

message 28: by Ctgt

Ctgt Thanks for the heads up. Gonna swing over and pick it up.

message 27: by Evans

Evans Light description

The Light Brothers are pleased to announce we will be making an appearance at the upcoming Mad Monster Party in Charlotte NC, March 21-23, 2014.

Hope to see you there!


♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle) Thanks for the friend request!!!!! Your books look spoooooky!

(You see, it's scarier because I added the extra "oooo"s! lol)

message 25: by Evans

Evans Light Random scenes from Evans Light's Halloween...

...rigged up a pretty cool lightshow with stereo speakers...

...it took a lot of courage for the little ones to come get their candy, but once they faced their fear they kept coming back to get scared again. Future readers!

My crazy son...those are his teeth in the eyehole...

...but the mask got too hot and joined the candy table as part of the display.

Sad Halloween is almost over, always so much fun!

Hope yours was great, too!

message 24: by Meghan

Meghan Evans wrote: Why not? Everyone is DYING to try it!"


message 23: by Evans

Evans Light Meghan wrote: "So ......... Thanks to you, there will be no bobbing for apples at tonight's Halloween Bash. :p"

Why not? Everyone is DYING to try it!

message 22: by Meghan

Meghan So ......... Thanks to you, there will be no bobbing for apples at tonight's Halloween Bash. :p

message 21: by Evans

Evans Light Got my new Halloween photo blog posted. Check it out here :

message 20: by Evans (last edited Oct 14, 2013 05:07AM)

Evans Light Melki wrote: "My oldest son drained the box of Fruit Brute I found - never even got to try it.

Now, I'm on a quest to find Yummy Mummy."

Target has a good supply of both in my area (check endcaps) . We don't get a lot of sugar cereals (Fiber One brand is the usual) but we will be stocking up on Yummy Mummy. It's just that good.

message 19: by Melki

Melki My oldest son drained the box of Fruit Brute I found - never even got to try it.

Now, I'm on a quest to find Yummy Mummy.

message 18: by Evans

Evans Light I love the Halloween season! And now my life is complete since I've finally gotten to try the two types of Monster Cereals I've never had: Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy

(Spoiler alert: Yummy Mummy is manna from heaven)


message 17: by Evans (last edited Sep 13, 2013 05:20PM)

Evans Light The audiobook dramatizations are progressing nicely. As it turns out the voice actor, Commodore James, for CRAWLSPACE is extremely versatile, and is currently recording the entire SCREAMSCAPES: Tales of Terror collection. I'll be releasing each story as a stand-alone single as they're produced, and in the end the full collection will be released.

I'm really enjoying how they are turning out. Great characterization and subtle yet effective sound effects makes these immersive listening experiences. Three of the stories are currently available on Amazon, iTunes and Audible, and Dark Curtains went into post yesterday, should be available in a couple of weeks.

You can check out samples here: http://www.audible.com/search/ref=sr_...

message 16: by Evans (last edited Sep 13, 2013 01:03PM)

Evans Light SCREAMSCAPES Tales of Terror by Evans Light

SCREAMSCAPES: Tales of Terror is being featured as the monthly group read for the Goodreads group "Desperate Bookjunkies". If you're planning on reading SCREAMSCAPES: Tales of Terror over the Halloween season, come join the conversation (and there might just be a sale for group members very soon)!

Join Here: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/2...

message 15: by Evans

Evans Light Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

Thanks! Look forward to discussing great books.

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

message 13: by Evans

Evans Light A nice feature on my upcoming anthology Screamscapes by one of the world's greatest bloggers: http://fuonlyknew.com/2013/05/18/scre...
Screamscapes by Evans Light

message 12: by Evans (last edited May 15, 2013 10:43AM)

Evans Light The Goodreads giveaway for Screamscapes - Limited Edition has now ended, and all winners have been notified.

Thanks to everyone who entered! Screamscapes will be released for sale on June 1, 2013.



message 11: by Evans

Evans Light The Light Brothers are now on Twitter!

Follow us @BrothersLight


message 10: by Evans

Evans Light This is the kind of mood I'm in tonight:


Catherine Thank you. You are very kind.

Grammar*Kitten I thought you might like to know that Amazon just sent me a email from Amazon saying 'you bought this, you might like..... ArborEATum'.

Amazon is recommending you!!

message 7: by Evans

Evans Light Three days left in the Amazon giveaway for ARBOREATUM. Link: http://www.amazon.com/ARBOREATUM-eboo...

I love this new review!

It's in the Trees! It's Coming!, March 16, 2013
By Pope Mel (Pennsylvania)

This review is from: ArborEATum (Kindle Edition)

"The year eighteen thirty-nine hadn't been a good one so far, and he hoped it wouldn't end up being the one carved on his headstone."

Led by a religious zealot, two families on the brink of starvation travel across endless plains, headed to some vague promised land in the West. Miraculously, they come upon a lush paradise, a veritable oasis in the midst of the dry and dusty prarie. In a green and shady grove, there are houses, still filled with the belongings of the previous tenants. Their crazed leader becomes convinced that God has "led them to the site of the original Garden of Eden."

He proclaims,
"We've checked the houses and they are vacant, every one. There's no death, no disease, no sign that anyone has lived here for a very long time; yet both dwellings are furnished and tidy, the pantry fully stocked with provisions and seed, the trees above us burdened with fruit - it's as though the Lord God himself came down from heaven and prepared this garden especially for our families' blessing."

But in this paradise, bodies don't stay buried and the trees are laden with strange fruit. This vision of Eden quickly becomes Hell on earth when it's time to reap a bitter harvest.

As this well-written story races to a horrific conclusion, it's virtually impossible to stop reading. This one will stay with me for a while, and I'll certainly think twice before heading to one of those "pick your own apples" farms next fall.

message 6: by Evans

Evans Light Hitting the road in the morning, off to see my brother Adam Light in the flesh! It's been way too long.
Will horror stories spontaneously begin writing themselves across the walls when we enter the same room? I'll keep you posted.

message 5: by Adam

Adam Light Evans wrote: "True story, thought I'd share. Mostly true, anyway.

My brother, Adam Light, who lives in a different part of the country than I do, apparently fell asleep on his phone last night. There's this b..."

That is too funny, Evans. I am sorry he called you again. You know how tempremental he's become since I stabbed him with a Q-tip that one time while cleaning the lint out of my navel.

message 4: by Evans (last edited Feb 05, 2013 08:27AM)

Evans Light True story, thought I'd share. Mostly true, anyway.

My brother, Adam Light, who lives in a different part of the country than I do, apparently fell asleep on his phone last night. There's this being who lives inside him, see, and the hand of this being must've reached out through Adam's navel and dialed me up on the phone in the wee hours of morn.

"Hello?" I asked, sleepy and confused.

Then I heard that damned belly-button fuzz-muffled voice of the freak who lives inside my brother, shouting to make himself heard.

"Emerge from the emerald sparkling mushroom placenta reborn, my embryo," the voice urged. "God is hiding inside the letter sphere and everything feels yellow but tastes like blue...why DO they call them fingers, anyway? They don't 'fing'. Oh wait, there they go."

I rolled my eyes. Again, really? If this keeps happening, I'm blocking Adam's number.

The belly-button voice shreiked on, knowing his time was short. It might only be a matter of seconds before Adam rolled over to scratch his privates, and then the connection would be lost.

"If I came out of my mommy's tummy, does that mean she ate me? Why did mommy eat me, daddy, why? Daddy, where are you? It's scratchy in here, I've got to get out now!"

I clicked off the phone and sat it back down on my nightstand, exasperated.

Adam - if I punch you in the stomach seemingly out of nowhere the next time we get together, please remember - it's not you I'm mad at.

There WAS one other thing that the voice told me, before I hung up the phone that night; I wasn't going to tell you, but maybe I should.

It said: "Read BELLY BUTTON WINDOW, the great short story by Adam Light in The Corpus Corruptum anthology."

Sheesh. Even nightmare phone calls have commercials these days!

The Corpus Corruptum by Evans Light

message 3: by Evans

Evans Light A new article about THE LIGHT BROTHERS, Evans Light and Adam Light, just published. Includes links to freebies!

Click here: http://fuonlyknew.wordpress.com/2013/...

message 2: by Evans

Evans Light BlaCK DooR by Evans Light

BlaCK DooR is my first published children's story, and it's available as a free Kindle eBook through Monday, November 26.

Download link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007X5HQ34

More spooky than horror, this is appropriate reading for pre-teens and up. If you like Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree and Something Wicked This Way Comes, you'll probably enjoy this, too.

message 1: by Evans

Evans Light A cool little article on writer's block. I like Orson Scott Card's and Phillip Pullman's advice the best.
Link: http://tablet.flavorwire.com/flavorwi...

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