The Alabama Horror Collection: Volume One

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This collection contains FOUR best-selling horror shorts available for the first time in one place! The award winning author is proud to present in their entirety:

The Initiation: Hell House–Carissa is a college student with a secret. As a child she was tormented by a shadow person. The fear lingered with her and she decided the best way to deal with it was to face her fears head on. She joins her Junior College’s paranormal investigative team, but there’s one catch: she has to pass an initiation first–a night alone in “Hell House,” an old mansion in Cordova, Alabama with a long history of tragedies. Is Hell House just a collection of rumors? Or do the dead still walk the halls? Will she make it out alive?

Where Old Acquaintances Be Forgot–A New Year’s Eve party that will never be forgotten–well, that’s what it was supposed to be. For Mike, it turned into a waking nightmare. Old family secrets reveal themselves inside the abandoned Bryce Mental Hospital. The patients still haunt the floors and a crazed nurse seems hell-bent to administer her own special brand of “medicine.” It’s a nonstop frantic run through Hell with an ending that comes out of nowhere.

The Hotel Alabama: Room 23–Some places you just don’t want to go. The Hotel Alabama is a mythical hotel that only appears certain nights of the year. Some say it’s a gateway into Hell, and for Cassie, that’s exactly what it becomes. Will she make it through the night? Or does the Hotel Alabama have a new permanent resident?

The Bangor Cave Witch: Origins–Bangor Cave, infamous underground nightclub has been a subject of urban legend and lore for decades. Stories of witches, Satanic rituals, and other odd happenings plague the area. This story takes you back to the beginning. Every Urban Legend has a starting point, and every nightmare has a grain of truth in it. BASED ON THE REAL ALABAMA URBAN LEGEND.

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Where Old Acquaintances Be Forgot

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The debut horror novelette from Jay Michael Wright II is available now for preordering and only costs $1.99.

When two friends decide to throw an impromptu New Year’s Eve celebration in the abandoned Bryce Asylum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike stumbles upon a dark family secret that descends him into the darkness of a Hellish living nightmare. The “abandoned” asylum isn’t near as empty as it first appeared. The spirits of the forgotten have awakened, and they cry out for the injustices they faced in life. Worse than that, a fiendishly wicked nurse and her orderlies still patrol the halls, looking for new victims to inflict their own special kind of “treatment” upon.

Every hallway looks the same. Every turn brings Mike face to face with a new horror. Can he escape his family’s past and survive the night, or is the nurse destined to make him yet another sacrifice to her cruel intentions?

Excerpt:

His eyes darted around the bare walls of the empty room. Empty but for a naked baby-doll hanging from the end of a noose in the center of the room. The note taped to the doll offered little explanation: Mommy, I’m sorry

“Jesus fucking Christ. What the hell happened in here?”

The button on the side of the flashlight clicked and the light shut off. He jumped and the flashlight clacked against his palms as he tried to catch it. After a minute of uncoordinated juggling, the flashlight fell from his slippery grasp.

“Oh fuck!” He knelt to search for the light. Minutes turned into eternities as he ran his hands along the pitch black floor. His heart thumped in his head and he couldn’t tell if the screams in his ears were his or someone else’s. The flashlight hummed as it rolled away from him. He trapped it against the wall and finally flicked it on with his trembling hands.

A young, strawberry-blonde girl with ringlet curls, no more than eight years old appeared, standing on a stool in the center of the room in place of the doll. The noose was now draped around her neck.

This isn’t real, Mike repeated to himself as the girl locked eyes with him.

“Suicide is the easy part,” she mumbled. “It’s the eternity in Hell that’s hard.”

Without waiting for his response, she leapt off the stool. The rope pulled taut, and the girl’s neck snapped like a tree branch in a thunderstorm. Her tiny black dress shoes swung to within inches from Mike’s face.

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Jay Michael Wright II is an Alabama native and an author of many genres: horror, sci fi, and fantasy. “Where Old Acquaintances Be Forgot” is his debut novelette but has several anthologies to look forward to in the near future PLUS two novels on the way which have been signed to publishing companies.

Major Writing Updates

Hello followers and people maybe finding this blog for a first time. Got ALOT of updates so let’s get to them!

Firstly, “Where Old Acquiantances Be Forgot,” the Dragon Rocketship short story/novelette release of mine has been given the final official release date of October 31, Halloween! This is very exciting for me as it will be my first “stand alone Jay Michael Wright II” release. No anthologies, one name on the cover and it’s mine. Forgive me if I dance around and act a fool but it’s almost Christmas morning for me with this one.

If you didn’t know, “WOABF” is set in the presumedly haunted REAL abandoned Bryce asylum, located in or near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The story happens on New Year’s Eve, which has something to do with the title but not everything. It’s a horror piece and everyone who’s read it seemed to get chills or have bad dreams over it so please come check out a touch of Alabama horror.

Secondly, The Death & Pestilence Anthology from Sandspress Publishing is gone to the last steps before setting a final release date. My story in this anthology is entitled “The Board” and has to do with a widower who is gifted a very odd gift not long after his wife’s death. If you lost the most important person in your life, how far would you go to get them back?

Thirdly, the Crossroads in the Dark II anthology from Burning Willow Press has had the final edit of the story sent and wheels are quickly turning on getting a release date. My story in this great collection is entitled “Cemetery Mountain” and tales the supposedly true Urban Legend of a Satanic Cult using a church that only appears on full moons and the Devil’s Bible itself.

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The Schedule for the Rest of the Year

Okay, so here is my current breakdown on projects coming out within the next year:

Where Old Acquaintances Be Forgot –TDR Publishing.  A stand alone E-book short about two friends who spend the night in abandoned, historic and haunted Bryce Mental Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Sometimes the dead aren’t at rest and there’s nothing they like more than to play with the living.  This is part of my Alabama Urban Legends/Horror series.

The Initiation–Independent publisher, part of the 1313 Continental Drive anthology.  A really neat idea here.  Each room in this old house has its own ghost story.  Different authors took a room and we’re combining them all together to give you a house you’ll never forget!  The Initiation is about a paranormal investigator doing her first investigation, alone, as her initiation to join the group she wants to join.  She has been given the upstairs bathroom, where a mother drowned her two children and then committed suicide.  Some spirits never rest and this one will have you just clawing to get out of the room…

The Board– Sandspress Publishing, part of the Death & Pestilence anthology.  When a man recently has lost his wife, a strange gift shows up at his door:  a Ouija board.  Surely he’d never play with it, right? Well, wrong.  When he starts to play he gets way more than he bargained for.

Murder Creek–TDR Publishing, another stand alone E-book release.  Three friends go camping at a place called Murder Creek (that’s a real place with a real haunted history).  They end up running into a number of entities that night, including a paranormal creature most have thought to be not real.  Murder, suicides, and Bigfoot?  Yup, Bigfoot.

The Devil’s Mistress–TDR Publishing, part of their Doves Charity Anthology.  This one means a bit to me as all proceeds go to support women who have suffered abuse, a charity close to my heart.  In the story a young female author writes a story about a defiant, wild young woman who takes no shit from anyone.  As the young author starts to travel promoting her book, the voice in her head starts to get louder and louder and takes control.  What’s really fun with this one, I actually wrote it from the split personality’s POV.

Talon: The Spider’s Web–Burning Willow Press, my novel and my pride and joy.  A Vampire tries to regain his humanity after 400 years of being a complete monster, but his past is catching up with him.  It’s dark, gritty, gruesome, and has a twisted sense of humor weaved into the story.  Full of action, this story will make you laugh, cringe, and cheer.  Imagine if Buffy the Vampire Slayer was NC-17 and told from the point of view of a Vampire.

A Charity Anthology

I will have a short story appearing in a Charity Anthology for the DOVES Program!  All proceeds will go to support abused women and this is a cause I very strongly support.

The story, titled “The Devil’s Mistress,” is about a young female author from a small town in Alabama from the 1930s who slowly starts adapting all the traits of the lead character in her book which include being promiscuous, an adoration of illegal substances, and a dark desire to kill.  Come watch the Southern Belle descend into madness and become the Devil’s Mistress.

Details on release date and a link to purchase the book will be given when it releases.

 

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