United Kingdom – In today’s world, fans of horror and paranormal fiction find their time torn by work, family and a thousand other distractions. There simply isn’t time to dive head-first into an 800-page novel as there were in days gone by.
Writer David Hayes knows this all too well, and provides a chilling solution in the form of ‘Mysteria: A book of spooky and fantastic tales’. Expect everything and suspect nothing, as this dip-in-and-out collection of short stories is unlike anything else on the market.
So, what is this book all about? The book is a collection of short stories on the subject of mysterious happenings of a paranormal nature. I haven't confined myself just to the spirit world either. I have written stories about UFO's, secret government experiments, vampires, time-slips, in fact, anywhere my imagination happened to take me. This book is designed with the busy person in mind. It can be dipped into, and a couple of stories can be read in a tea break, or you can sit down at home and have a 'spookfest' and read several stories all at once. I always strive to make the ending of every one of my stories a complete surprise. They are long enough to describe all the events in gory detail, but short enough to keep you gripped until the very end. I have stripped away any of the padding you often get in other stories just to bulk out a book. The book is best read in a dark and lonely room by the light of a small reading lamp, whilst the rain patters against the window, and the wind howls its mournful tune - well, you get the idea. Read it wherever you feel most comfortable! Just for good measure, I have also included a handful of stories (and a poem) from other authors who are friends of mine. You will find these scattered throughout the book at random intervals. So if you see the story title, and then a name, this will be a story from one of my friends, so watch out for Bernie Morris, David Clarke, Ann Perry and Lesley Hanson.
“My goal from the outset was to give fans of paranormal fiction all of the facets they crave in stories, while doing it in a succinct format that can be consumed in as little as a ten-minute break from work,” explains the author. “No need to give up your entire Saturday – as a good spook can be had much quicker than you think!”