The Sisters: A Mystery of Good and Evil, Horror and Suspense ~ Trailer Blast and Giveaway

Posted: April 24, 2017 in giveaways, horror, Mytery/Thriller, suspense
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Author: Don Sloan
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 239
Genre: Supernatural/Mystery/Horror/Thriller




In this book, written in the style of Stephen King, two young people on vacation in a small New England seacoast town battle unspeakable horror and solve a hundred-year-old mystery. Fourteen Victorian mansions whisper dark secrets among themselves, and a dangerous shadow roams up and down the wide, wintry boulevard in search of new prey.

The Sisters: A Mystery of Good and Evil, Horror and Suspense is available on AMAZON.


Book Excerpt:

Snow pellets blow white across the boulevard and up onto the wide, night-shadowed porch of the house just in the center of the block. Inside, past leaded glass doors and heavy oak furnishings, something moves.

Up the polished mahogany staircase, and up yet another flight to the third story something moves that has no breath, no warmth, no life.

There is a narrow passageway to the attic, locked behind a heavy door with steel bands. The shadow pauses at the door only long enough to pass cold fingers over the padlock. It falls heavily to the floor and the door opens. The shadow passes through, as quietly as a midnight breeze in an icy cold forest. Here, no light at all warms the creaking steps. It is darker than the inside of death.

In the attic, the bitter, knifing cold whirls and eddies around shapeless mounds of old memorabilia and the shadow moves silently to a dormer window. Cobwebs—spun by industrious spiders long dead—are brushed aside and a single candle is placed on the sill. And in the darkness a flame is struck.

Outside, the wind falls off to nothing, and snow drifts listlessly to the ground. The candle flickers briefly and catches, burning a pinprick hole in the vastness of the night.

Far out to sea, a single cry begins and then falls silent.

And in the dormer window, where the shadow has settled down to wait, the candle flares brightly and then goes out.


Author Don Sloan

Don Sloan is a former journalist for a large metropolitan daily newspaper and also an avid book reviewer, with more than 200 reviews posted on Amazon. His goal with the Dark Forces Series is to present readers with a new and exciting horror and suspense thriller experience. He currently lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with his wife of 39 years, and, when not writing, enjoys a cold glass of Chardonnay in the evenings, sitting on his back deck.

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  • This giveaway ends midnight April 24.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on December 1.
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  1. Mary Preston says:

    “Unspeakable horror” caught my attention.

  2. Fabulous! Also like the ‘100 pages a day” website. :)

  3. Mindy Bel says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book looks amazing!

  4. This sounds really good. Though saying it’s in the style of Stephen King leaves big shoes to fill.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      King and Koontz are favories of mine. If I find authors even close to their talent, it’s a win for me:)

  5. Don Sloan says:

    Well, Stephen King is my hero — you’re right about the big shoes — please check out my book and see how I measure up! Thanks to the fuonlyknew folks for hosting me. And thank YOU for visiting. If you happen to be an author yourself, please stop by my Book Trailer production website and register to win a free trailer for yourself or someone you know. Thsnks again! Don

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s my pleasure to share, Don. Your cover is excellent. The blurb intriguing. And a thrilling trailer!

  6. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  7. I love book settings along small town coastlines. It always grabs my attention, making me look further. What made you choose?
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • Don Sloan says:

      I’ve only been to Cape May once, almost 40 years ago, in the winter. Something about the deserted mansions seemed perfect for a scary story…

  8. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    When did you decide you wanted to write a book?

  9. Drangonfly says:

    holy… he had me at “Far out to sea, a single cry begins and then falls silent.” dark attics too!