Many thanks to Shannon and R & R Book Tours for my spot on this Blog Tour!
The cover was intriguing
My interest rising
Was it a doorway to hell
Or an hell of a doorway
I knew not
But I wondered that
A sister taken
A brother lost
The truth hidden
And a secret found
What was the order
What was the hunt
A deal made
An entity dead
Beware of Halloween
Reapers are mean!!
The poem may sound silly but that was the gist of the story. A Halloween night with trick or treating, and a game of hide and seek between siblings led them to the basement where a strange door opened, and something took his sister Immy away. Brother Gregory started investigating when the parents’ lives came back to normal as if the sister was never a part of them.
A short novella by Jonathon Pongratz had me shaking in joy when the horror creepily unfolded. The story of Bogey-Man was uplifted and given a new tinge with myth and fear added. Then came my niggles, the writing could have been much better, it felt middle grade.
Overall a fun read, done in less than half hour. I find that I like reading horror, and at 67 pages so it was most apt to read at midnight.
I received a digital copy of the book from Shannon and R & R Book Tours, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Jonathan Pongratz is a writer and author of captivating horror, urban fantasy, and paranormal stories. When he’s not writing, he’s busy being a bookworm, video game junkie, and karaoke vocalist. A former resident of Dallas, he currently resides in Kansas City with his halloween cat Ajax. By day he works magic in finance, by night he creates dark and mesmerizing worlds.
Gregory and his little sister Imogen love spending Halloween with their parents. But this year is different. If he proves he can take care of Imogen all by himself, he’ll finally have the allowance he’s dreamed of.
That was before the basement door opened on its own. Before the strange door appeared in the basement and Imogen was taken from him by the monster.
Now everyone in town is blaming him for her disappearance, but no one is listening to his story. Where did the door come from? What was that creature? And most of all, can he find his sister before it’s too late, or will he bury his memories of her along with his parents?
Publication Date: 19th April 2019