Murderous entities, haunted houses, screaming banshees, and sympathetic necromancers are just a few of the chilling things you’ll encounter in this anthology. Follow our authors into the shadows … if you dare.
Stories featured in this anthology include the following:
Jaidis Shaw currently resides in South Carolina with her husband and beautiful children. With a passion for reading, Jaidis can always be found surrounded by books and dreaming of new stories. She enjoys challenging herself by writing in different genres and currently has several projects in the works.
Jaidis also owns and operates Juniper Grove Book Solutions, voted #1 Best Promotional Firm, Site, or Resource in the 2015 Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll.
One of her main goals in life is to encourage her children to let their imaginations run wild.
An anthology of Paranormal, Supernatural, thrillers and horror. I am not normally a horror fan but sometimes it's good to give yourself a good scare...lol I find horror movies funny I know weird right but books I find harder they seem more real even though I know it's a work of fiction my mind tends to work in over drive making the horror stories come to life in my mind. Lurking in the Shadows was a great compilation of short stories I really enjoyed the whole anthology each author has a unique was of spinning a story, I will definitely be looking for more from each of these authors, Especillay Liz Butcher, Jaidis Shaw and Tania Hagan their stories are my top three from this anthology.
Lurking in the Shadows comprises the following short stories:
“Release” by E.M. Fitch I loved the first line 'I wonder if I'm wearing clean underwear', this was something my grandmother always told me to do lol and not just make it clean underwear but nice girly underwear, just in case cause you never know what will happen :-)
“On Two Lane Roads” by Shelly Schulz Perfect partners, light and dark, opposites in so many ways but with one common goal to save humanity and above all else save Anna.
“Too Young to Kill” by Lily Luchesi Well I have to start with Elisa Walker obviously a great character how could she not be when we share a first name :-)..... ok this really was a weird one I didn't get the impression that Elisa Walker was a bad person at all Adrienne yes she came across as really weirdly creepy and the boyfriend Drew came across as a real jerk but it was weird Elisa came across as a good person but she was the one who ended up dead I'm not happy with this story at all for those reasons, what I did like was the spooky side of the story, the description of the creepy house was good but the actual story as a whole just didn't make sense, if Elisa was a bad person she certainly wasn't portrayed that way throughout the story.
“An Empty Building” by Jacqueline E. Smith Demons and churches, dark shadows a guys with a video recorder, you just know this is gonna be a good scare. Oh yes that was a good scare lol Loved it.
“Living Nightmare” by Savannah Rohleder Kids imaginations always get the better of them, it's only as adults we can truly see whats lurking in the shadows or can we? Adelaide sees shadows everywhere what do they really want. Living Nightmare is dark and freaky I couldn't put it down.
“The House on Juniper Lane” by Jaidis Shaw A creepy house where murder and mayhem surround. Teenagers and creepy houses just fit together...lol but seriously where is the romance, guy's taking your dates to a haunted house thats just so wrong...lol oh the end was good. I am so not giving spoilers away but there were shocks and twists in this one I did not see coming.
“Dorcha Scath” by Liz Butcher When friends get together and rituals go very very wrong. A great short. A scary, thrilling story with great twists. I loved how the story started out seemingly innocent friends getting together, bonding and then a twist and a scare and...... wow
“Scream for the Night” by Gina A. Watson Banshee's and lots of screaming what more can you ask for. I have not read a banshee story before I really enjoyed this short it had a great thrilling storyline and good characters.
“Bump in the Night, Inc” by Melody Black Bitch slapping ghosts, there really is nothing better than a good ghost story and this one was extra spooky.
“Revenant” by Stacey Jaine McIntosh Vampires, Wraiths and a scary good story. A great take on a vampire story. I loved that Aisling wasn't willing to just give up even after everything she had been through.
“Lizzie” by Tania Hagan. Ok this was my number 1 favourite of them all, oh sweet Lizzie and Laura omg what she went through to crawl out of her darkness Lizzie helped her find the light and Brad truly loves her there was a ghostly romantic mystery about this story and it was sweet, really sweet.
I received an ARC of Lurking in the Shadows in exchange for an honest review.
What an amazing group of authors that have compiled their talents in this anthology of horror/creepy tales! A total of eleven short stories with a wide range of spookiness. From haunted houses to revenge-seeking entities to unsettled spirits, this anthology keeps you guessing what is hidden in the shadows.
I usually have mixed feelings about anthologies because how often can you get a group of authors with varying writing styles and enjoy each of their stories? Well, I'm happy to say that I found it in this book! I can honestly say that I enjoyed every one of the tales presented in this anthology.
Even though I was intrigued by all eleven short stories, there were a few that stuck in my mind more than others. One of the tales is called, "Too Young to Kill" by Lily Luchesi. It follows Elisa, a realtor, as she is somewhat forced to sleep in the house she was meant to sell, but wasn't truthful of its condition, as a 'punishment' for her actions. However, what Elisa isn't prepared for is what is hidden within the walls of this haunted house.
Another favorite of mine is titled "The House on Juniper Lane" by Jaidis Shaw. Aside from the spookiness and feeling of dread the reader feels during the tale, there is such a nice and creative twist in the end that left me smiling for a bit.
Lastly, "Lizzie" by Tania Hagan also left an impression on me. This short story made my heart swell more than spook me. It focuses on a woman who went through something so traumatic that it wasn't until she helped a couple of lost spirits that she was able to find her peace.
This well-written anthology has a wide range of spookiness level that anyone who remotely likes stories that gives you the chills will definitely find something of interest here. A definite 5-star rating for its creativeness, diversity of storylines, and overall attentiveness to detail. I absolutely enjoyed it and couldn't put it down!
I love anything having to do with horror, creepiness, and terrifying tales, so I was super excited to read this book. The title alone is pretty awesome. All of the stories were pretty unique and entertaining, and they seemed to get better and better as the book progressed. However, I didn’t really think that any of the stories were all that scary. They were more “paranormal” than horror and just weren’t what I was expected when I picked up this book. Overall, I found myself laughing more than anything, which is something else I enjoy doing while reading... and it’s really the only reason I enjoyed this book so much.
Oddly enough, I especially enjoyed Tania Hagan’s story at the end – I read her novel not too long ago and recognized her name immediately. This short story was just as powerful as her full-length book, so it was fun to see a different side to her writing style. I actually found this story to be rather sweet.
The award for best horror in this book goes to Jaidis Shaw. Her story did have quite a bit of gore that made the horror-loving weirdo inside of me happy for a moment. Then there was an unexpected twist that is totally worth mentioning.
For people who get scared easily, I think this would be a pretty decent book, especially if you read it at night. While you’re alone. But for veteran horror lovers like me, I think it’s a bit tame – but light enough that it can be enjoyed anyway for other reasons.
What an awesome Anthology of Horror Stories. Each story kept me hooked and wanting to read more. The very first story was my all time favorite one. The author added humor with his horror and made for an excellent story to start out with. Each author had their own awesome and personal twists to each story. I giggled at times and at times I was scared out of my wits while reading them. I highly recommend this story to all horror lovers, but be warned these stories are not for the faint of heart. I want to also add that you may not want to read these stories before bed. I must confess that I did and some of the stories stuck with me in my dreams. The stories were real enough to make me jump at any little sound made in my apartment.
Juniper Grove Solutions provided me with a digital ARC copy of the book for review purposes only as part of the #JGSReviewLibrary team. No remuneration was exchanged.
This is not a book you want to read before bed. Or when you're home alone in the middle of the night. Or if you scare easily. If you enjoy a good werewolf/banshee/demon/things-that-go-bump-in-the-night story, this just might be the anthology for you. Now, I'm a bit biased. I did write one of the stories for this book. And I'll admit that I had to write my story in increments because I ended up scaring myself. It's definitely the darkest story I've ever written, including my Cemetery Tours ghost series (not a shameless plug… I'm absolutely serious). I'm far more impressed, however, by the stories written by my fellow authors. There is no shortage of talent, creativity, or twisted horror in this chilling anthology. None of the stories ended the way that I expected them to and each story left me wanting to read more of that particular author's work. I'm honored to call these brilliant writers my friends and colleagues.
A fantastic anthology of horror, thrills, paranormal, dark & twisted stories. Each Author brings their own touch: unique, original, fascinating, captivating, compelling....truly a page turner. I loved each story, they are all excellent and hard to choose a favorite. But I must admit ; The House on Juniper Lane (Jaidis Shaw), was one of my favorites. Chilling to the bone. Lurking in the Shadows is a must read for those who love spooky page-turning tales.
Not a huge horror fan, unless the horror is more psychological and I have to say this anthology gave me the spooks! Some favorite stories were "Release" by E.M. Fitch, "Too Young to Kill" by Lily Luchesi, and "An Empty Building" by Jacqueline E. Smith. I love anthologies because they give me a glimpse of authors I might have missed otherwise.
This was a great compilation of stories which were all well written and had me absorbed into each unique story. Some had surprise endings which I just loved, making this a great addition to the horror genre with it's vampires, ghosts, banshees, etc.. This was ultimately a significantly pleasurable and entertaining read. :)
This book is a great anthology of short horror stories. All the authors did a great job with the suspense and 'horror' in their own tales - some scarier than others!
The book, as a whole, was an enjoyable read. As always with an anthology, I had some favourites!
I loved the suspense and creepiness of Lily Luchesi's Too Young to Kill, although at the end I wanted it to continue so that Drew and Adrienne 'got what they deserved', as Elisa wasn't portrayed as a bad person through the story!
I also enjoyed the tension of both Living Nightmare by Savannah Rohleder and The House on Juniper Lane by Jaidis Shaw. Both of these stories were menacing and had great unexpected endings.
For me I loved this whole book! The stories were short and to the point and some of them even had little twits in them that left me going WHAT! I loved that. All these authors are new to me but one and I really enjoyed the writing of these authors.
We go from spooky houses, demons, to losing a child and so much more in between.
Each story was well written and just pulls you into the world the author has created.
I hope that there will be another Lurking in the Shadows anthology!!
For me these stories were not scary in anyway but for people who get scared easily you may want to read with the lights on and probably not before bed.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. My honest review is, this book is FANTASTIC! The stories in this book grab you in and don't let go. The authors did a wonderful job with the suspense, the characters, and the horror. I am a huge fan of horror, especially horror anthologies, and this book does not disappoint in any way. If you like horror, do not hesitate to buy this. You won't regret it!!
I loved this story. It was easy to read, well organized, and thought provoking. As with this authors other book, The Cure, the reader is immediately taken into the plot of the story. She keeps you on edge for what is going to happen so it is difficult to put it down. I personally want to read more from Tania Hagan.
A wonderfully written Anthology of Horror Stories. Each Author added Humor along with the Horror. There is a total of eleven short stories each with a wide range of spookiness. I loved The House on Juniper Lane ( Jaidis Shaw) From Haunted Houses to unsettled Spirits this Anthology really kept me wondering? What is really hiding in the Shadows!