After reading the debut offering, SLEEP DEPRIVED by Dawn Cano, eye became an instant fan. Dawn’s ability as an exceptional author of the extreme Horror variety is undeniable and in this, her second story, Cano has taken it to another level indeed! There is a particular skill in writing short stories that differs from that of writing novels. The author must be able to paint a complete picture in only so many words; a vivid background as well as being able to yank the reader right back into the present situation. Dawn does this with astounding ease and delivers with brutal, unnerving and descriptive clarity. This story dives fearlessly into so many taboo themes it will leave your head spinning. Torture, rape, necrophilia, adultery, physical and mental sickness and more. Add to that some lashings of psychological Horror and this short story stays with you long after you finish reading. Her warning of ‘some scenes may disturb’ is entirely warranted. If you are easily offended or disturbed, then this is not for you. Then again, this is Horror, right? You wouldn’t even be reading these reviews if you weren’t at least morbidly curious. As a writer myself of extreme Horror, the tales that Dawn Cano writes have me salivating for more. There is a bit of a catch cry building and making its way around Facebookland – “Have you read Dawn Cano yet?” Well, have you? At only 99c a pop, eye strongly suggest you do.
Eye love Horror. Werewolves in particular are my favourite creatures of the night-time world. Eye also love Metal...All types but mostly the darker, more extreme end of the spectrum. My involvement in the Black and Death Metal scene in Australia over the years is what first got me writing, in the form of lyrics for bands eye have been a part of. Now, long overdue, my writing has expanded to include short stories to chill your bones as well as my current baby, The Sacred Blade Of Profanity series, which begins with my debut novella, The Scarlett Curse. http://www.amazon.com/Scarlett-Curse-Sacred-Blade-Profanity/dp/1512323160/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1436116918&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Scarlett+Curse
The Scarlett Curse -
by Toneye Eyenot
The Scarlett Curse is book I in The Sacred Blade Of Profanity series, and my first foray into the published world of writing. An introductory novella of Dark Fantasy and Horror, it has been released through J. Ellington Ashton Press, and is available on Kindle and paperback on Amazon, and in paperback only, through Barnes & Noble, and Book Depository.
Another time…Place…Indeed, another reality akin to our own. The fates of many have fallen and will yet fall under the ethereal eye and insatiable bloodlust of The Sacred Blade Of Profanity. Scarlett’s centuries long struggle with The Blade Of Power begins to take its toll. Thousands have perished at the hands of Scarlett and The Sacred Blade, as will many thousands more in the centuries to follow…Or perhaps not?… An innocent child who unwittingly holds the secret to The Blades’ demise, just may change everything… But who will suffer most?