Published by : Hydra (June 23, 2015)
Pages: 176 | ISBN: 978-1-101-88369-3
The hell ride that began in Crossfades continues with a vengeance in William Todd Rose’s Bleedovers—a dark horror novella in the tradition of Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Dean Koontz.
There’s only one thing standing between humanity and the dark forces of the supernatural: the secret agency known as The Institute. The organization depends on regular guys like Chuck, a Level I Recon and Enforcement Technician who guides tormented spirits into the next life.
From an office deep underground, Chuck projects his spirit into Crossfades, monstrous realms where the souls of the dead, unable to move on due to fear or anger, devise macabre tortures for themselves and one another. He’s always been able to leave his work behind at the end of the day . . . until now.
First in dreams, then in waking nightmares, Crossfades are bleeding into the physical world. And now it’s up to Chuck—along with his partner, a woman named Control—to put a stop to it. Because there’s no telling what might come over from the other side.
“With strong echoes of Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend, William Todd Rose’s Apocalyptic Organ Grinder delivers on all fronts. The action is brutal and the blurring of man and monster intelligently and inventively handled. Rose has written a smart thriller with a ton of heart.”—Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Savage Dead and Inheritance
“The book just took me away. . . . The prose is beautiful.”—39 Purple Sunrises
“Dark, and definitely not fluffy . . . a no-holds-barred look at what may happen in the future.”—Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books
About William Todd RoseWilliam Todd Rose writes dark, speculative fiction from his home in West Virginia. His short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, and his work includes the novels Cry Havoc, The Dead & Dying, and The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People, and the novella Apocalyptic Organ Grinder. For more information on the author, including links to bonus content, please visit him online.
Chuck is a Recon and Enforcement Technician, Level II who, with the help of his partner, rescues souls caught in the crossfades. But Chuck's visits to the Crossfades which should normally be a dream like state is now becoming a nightmare as things start to bleed over into the real world. Can Chuck stop the mayhem before things get too out of hand?
Bleedovers is the sequel to Crossfades which I reviewed a few months ago. You can read my review HERE. After reading the first novella I couldn't wait for Bleedovers to be available. While reading Crossfades first is recommended I do want you to know Bleedovers can be read as a stand alone story. Both are delightfully scary, creepy and generally great stories.
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Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book for review purposes, I have not been financially compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.