Dead of Winter by Kealan Patrick Burke
Type: Short Story Collection
Genre: Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Ghost Stories
Where to Get It:
Smashwords (all eBook formats)
A troubled man goes to desperate lengths to reconnect with his estranged daughters on Christmas Eve in "Visitation Rights". On a cold moonlit night, a young boy comes to believe that there is something not quite right about the snowmen in his yard in "Snowmen". An old man in mourning joins his friend on a late night trek through an eerily deserted town in search of a missing woman in "They Know". In "Doomsday Father Christmas", Santa Claus ponders what the world has become, and his place in it...And a long-suffering son spends one last Christmas with his ailing father while a blizzard whips the world into a frenzy in "Black Static".
From Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, comes a quintet of stories designed to freeze the blood as you lose yourself in the horrors that await you...in the DEAD OF WINTER.
What they're saying about it:
"The settings here are quite stark (as suggested by the book's cover image), but these moving narratives will have you trembling from more than just the chill." --Macabre Republic
"DEAD OF WINTER is an engaging read, both individually and as a whole. United in theme and imagery, Burke’s collection is infused with enough dread to trigger an outbreak of seasonal effective disorder in even the most optimistic of readers. Available electronically, there’s no excuse not to treat yourself to some serious winter blues — just make sure you take a double dose of Vitamin D before you do." - The Blog Farm