Cathy Pace Matthews
Blood Lines 'The Curse'
When Emma finds out her father’s mother has passed away she has to make a trip back to her childhood home in Missouri. Emma’s mother had taken her and left when she was twelve years old and swore that they would never set foot on the property again after Emma’s father had died in a tragic accident. That had been twenty years ago.
Now she was back to put her grandmother’s estate in order when she hadn’t even known that her paternal grandmother was still alive until she had received the notice of her recent death. She wouldn't have returned even now if it hadn't been for a notebook left to her by her mother who died only a few weeks before her grandmother.
Emma had inherited the estate which turned out to be quite large but with it came a hundred and thirty year old curse and some unexpected and unwanted family members. Now Emma has to unravel years of secrets to find a way to break the curse so she doesn’t end up like everyone in the Rodgers’ family bloodline. Every one of the Rodgers have ended up dead, most before they even make it to adulthood and the one child from each generation that does only live into their thirties and that has always been a male child. Emma is the only female to make it to adulthood and has been on borrowed time most of her life and the payment has finally come due.
Blood Lines 'Buried Treasure'
Emma is back, but for how long? She has made a couple of enemies along the way but now there is one that has been hiding in the shadows that is bound and determined to take everything Emma has, including her life.
This is a showdown that has been coming for a very long time and it doesn’t matter that Emma had no idea that this conflict even existed. It also doesn’t help that there is more than one person that wants her dead and will do everything they can to separate Emma from what’s hers’ and making sure that she takes her last breath.
Emma’s family and friends will rally around her again but this time a past enemy who tried their best to get rid of Emma will be her biggest ally and one of the key players to help her end it. Well, when he isn’t stirring up mischief around the farm and kissing the ladies on the cheek or patting them on the bottom. The problem is, it’s a lot easier to beat the devil you know than it is trying to beat the one hiding in the shadows when you don’t even know they’re there. Could it turn out to be someone Emma knows well and has been welcomed into her home?
Blood Lines 'Family Ties'
What happens when a cousin shows up at your door late one night in the dead of winter looking as if she had seen a ghost? If you’ve seen that look before and more than once you try to help her if you’re Emma.
Christine drove to Emma’s all the way from her home in Arkansas with nothing on but her PJs and robe. She not only didn’t bother to dress but she left her purse and phone at home. She had seen something that had scared her nearly to death and whatever it was it had been dragging her next door neighbor behind it.
Since 1903 there have been people who go missing and there is no trace of them. They’re just gone. Now Emma and her family and friends will step in to try and help figure it out, but there’s a problem. The creature, whatever it is, has decided that Emma is marked to be his next victim.
A town is dying from fear as the Police department in Tiner is running out of officers to keep the people safe. They have families too and want to protect them. Business are closing, people are putting their homes up for sale, and the ones who are still there are not only afraid to go out after dark but it doesn’t look like they’re safe in broad daylight. How does it take people without anyone seeing it? No one knows how to stop it before it claims its’ next victim and with Emma on its’ list they are running out of ideas for finding answers and ways to stop this thing. This time Emma and her family and friends are up against something they can’t beat, not even her very special family members.
Journey into Nightmares
A collection of short stories for everyone.If you're going on the road, especially in any type of RV or if you have a fear of big semi-trucks, you might want to read this one in the comfort of your bedroom with the lights on. If the last is really on your 'Things That Scare the Crap Out of Me' list, you might want a companion to keep you company and keep the Boogeyman at bay.
If you love to travel the roads in a converted bus or a brand new RV these stories are sure to give you a shutter in the dark of night. You don't have to be a traveler to enjoy. For those brave souls who still want to open the cover, enjoy. May I recommend you read this book around a fire while you're camping out? Come on in and let me introduce you to some of my friends. There are those who will welcome you with open arms and some may make you run screaming into the night. A collection of short stories for the very brave especially if you love to travel, camp, own an RV, have a fear of semi-trucks, or even just sleeping alone at night.
These stories will scare you in ways that you have never been scared before. Don't look for the old tried but true here. That went out the door with this one. Horror took a sharp turn at nightmare and took the road straight to Hell.
What is apparent at first glance doesn't always show the truth. What can appear beautiful on the surface, can hide pain and horror underneath. A beautiful sunny day on your honeymoon can hide untold sorrow and death. We all chase our dreams but watch that last step. Do you want a house in the country? Remember every house holds a few secrets. Parks can be a lovely way to spend the evening but demons can hide even there.
Have you every walked into a restaurant or a bar and felt the need to leave as quickly as you got there. Did you ever stop at a rest stop and for some reason you decided not to stop. Have you ever seen something on the highway and it left goose bumps on your flesh. You get these feeling but you can’t explain why. In Nightmare Express you may get your answer to these question. There are things in this world that we don’t see. Not because we can’t see them but as humans we choose not to.
There are demons and monsters you never suspected. The things in your nightmares are real mind just refuses to see it. John is an individual that will lead you through each story and tell you why certain things happen. He will show you the stuff of your nightmares.
There are no real happy ending in this book, well maybe one. Every character you are introduced to in each of these stories has something in common with the one before them. They all share a link. They each go about their lives making choices that effect not only their lives but the lives of everyone they come into contact with. We are told from the time we are very young that we have those choices in life and it’s true, we do. We choose the path we take and ultimately it comes down to whether or not we make good decisions. Yes we all have our choices, until we die.
So come and take a ride with John and me as we take you to places so dark your mind will scream in terror. Oh don’t bother with the seat belt, where we’re going you won’t need it.
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"Don't I know it."
Would someone please make him stop excreting humanly body fluids?