From bestselling horror author L.V. Pires comes a Gothic suspense story that tells the terrifying tale of Anne Towry’s return to her childhood home, Whitehall Manor.
Thirty-three-year-old Anne Towry is a woman who knows little about herself and even less about her family. Sent away from Whitehall Manor when she was only ten years old, Anne struggles to make sense of her life. When she receives an urgent phone call from a Dr. Cornish informing her that her mother, Seraphine, has gone missing, Anne returns to her childhood home in an attempt to figure out what went wrong.
Arriving at Whitehall Manor changes everything for Anne. The longer she stays, the more immersed she becomes in the haunting beauty of the Marigold Garden. When she finds Seraphine’s journal she is shocked as page after page reveals bone-chilling confessions including a retelling of the night her family was changed forever. Unraveling the truth comes with a price when the true terror of a decade’s old family secret threatens to pull Anne deeper into the horror of the Towry family curse.
‘Tis the season for haunts and horror. I hope you’ve found something chilling to sink your teeth into this October. I’ve been reading a few classics, and it got me to thinking about why we return to certain stories over and over again. A great story stays with you for a long time. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes a book memorable. Maybe it’s a combination of quality writing, epic plotting, or that all-too-special and unique voice. It’s hard to say for sure, but we all know it when we read it. Here are a few of my favorites. I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what you’re reading.
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It could be said that the year 2020 was horrific enough, so why add to it with more terrifying tales? Through story we often find our truth. We find a place to put our anxieties, a place to bury our fears in words, images, and craft. It’s not just about the decapitated head bouncing down the stairs or the eerie chill you get when walking into a haunted house. It’s about the art of creating literary terror and the beauty of finding what is truly scaring us.
As Coronavirus is forcing us to move indoors and/or isolation, it can begin to feel overwhelming and depressing, but there’s so much that can be done to stay positive. In fact, staying positive is crucial to getting through however long the current worldwide crisis lasts.
I know the value of escape. Disappearing into a great book is oftentimes just as therapeutic as a hot bath, exercise, or rest. It’s during this time that you can finally read that novel you’ve always wanted to or find a new one in a genre you enjoy.
Below is a link to the March Madness list, available until April 1st. If you’re a fan of Horror, Thriller, and Crime Books like I am, you should check it out. Find something to take your mind off things for a while. Take a deep breath, relax, … enjoy!
Book 3 of The Waiting Mortuary series is almost here. Here’s a quick glimpse of what’s to come:
It’s been a long time since Jack Skilton wrote an article for The Westport Press, but when rumors of a sinister presence lurking inside the waiting mortuary begin to spread, he’s sent to Kessler’s Funeral Home to investigate a possible haunting and what he discovers will definitely make front-page news if only he can live long enough to write about it. Find out what happens in Book 3 of The Waiting Mortuary series by L.V. Pires.
Releases March 27th – Click below to preorder now.
I’m excited to announce my latest release, VIGIL BLACK, now available on Amazon. It’s been over a year since I published my last novel, THE WAITING MORTUARY, and this new book, which is Book 2 in the series, took so much time to write/plot. Plus, you know, life happens!
But the timing couldn’t be better since February is Women in Horror Month, showcasing the underrepresented work of women in the horror industry, so pick up a copy of something frightening this month or in time for Valentine’s Day.
Hey, why not? Nothing says LOVE like a good scare in the dark.