Darkness Echoes: A Spooky YA Short Story Collection
Six spooky never before seen YA short stories just in time for Halloween!
Til Death Do Us Part by L.A. Starkey – Jennifer and Zach have been best friends since birth, but as their senior year approaches, things change drastically. With little time left to reveal her heart before college, Jen plans a night to remember at the old haunted Vandercamp Mansion for Zach’s birthday. It’s just to be the two of them, and no one was to know, but upon arrival, they realize that their presence was expected. Their connection is forged as realization of their past is granted. A love that stands outside of time and space will not rest – Til Death Do Us Part.
Witch Moth by Kelly Hall – Dominic Dane has endured his sister Dahlia’s evil deeds for decades while the two serve out their hundred year punishment, but when she threatens to use his new-found crush as her Halloween sacrifice, he realizes she’ll never change. Promising Kitty he will stop at nothing to save her and her friends, Dominic is forced to explain his curse, revealing it’s not just Dahlia who must kill to survive.
The Coming of the Skin Walker by D.E.L. Connor – When warriors Walking Bear and Nine Fingers rescue amnesia-ridden Lina from the clutches of the immortal Skin Walker they must flee on a harrowing journey where ancient Native American secrets and mysticism unfold, innocence is lost, and the forever bonds of love and friendship are tested.
Lantern by Chess Desalls – Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother’s estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain that it’s a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness.
Cloak of Echoes by CK Dawn – Just as Emma Kincaid came into some disturbing empathic powers, she lost her mother in a car crash. She is also pretty certain she’s being followed, maybe even hunted. But, is it the shadowy creatures that haunt her nightmares or the mysterious guy, shrouded in darkness, who just enrolled at Jefferson High?
Hallowed Eve by DB Nielsen – Ten years after the sinister disappearance of her father, the turmoil begins again with the stealing of souls … Seventeen-year-old Evee is forced to accept her birthright of dark secrets and death as she inherits the role of Soul Guardian; a role that brings her into the dangerous influence of a coven of witches and the enigmatic, alluring Hunter, Ben, to defeat the rise of dark magick.
These stories have never been published before and were written specifically for this anthology. Hope you enjoy this spooky adventure!!
A collection of short stories that are sure to send shivers to the spine. Darkness Echoes features a group of talented authors like LA Starkey, CK Dawn, Chess Desalls, Kelly Hall, DEL Connor and DB Nielsen. I loved these brilliant writers, I’ve read most of their books and I’m proud to say that they’re a bunch of really amazing storytellers.
One of my favorites in this anthology is LA Starkey’s Till Death Do Us Part. Jennifer had been friends with Zach forever, and she was devastated when Zach had gone away. When he came back, she struggled between staying with her boyfriend or falling in love with her best friend. When she finally convinced him to go to the haunted Vandercamp Mansion, she was in for a big spooky surprise. Jennifer realized time is of the essence, and she needed to defy time to resolve her issues and feelings for Zach. Until she discovered the truth about him.
The twist in the end was really something to look forward to. I loved the element of surprise and the wonderful story behind Till Death. LA Starkey sure rocked my world again!
Whether there’d be ghosts, shapeshifters, knights, spirits or anything supernatural, these authors brought their A-Game in their stories, thus making this anthology a must read and swoon-worthy. The mysteries, suspense, paranormal stuffs are all here, all pretty good and scary. Perfect read for Halloween!