From the Author
A special thanks to all of those who have taken the journey
with Marty and his friends as they battle an ancient curse, creatures that
have risen from the dead, and a sorcerer whose thirst for infinite power
knows no bounds.
We're thrilled to introduce you to the first part in this exciting new
supernatural series that we hope will have readers on the edge of their
seats, too afraid to turn the lights off!
Wishing You a Frightfully Good Read,
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Marty looked sharply at the door, his breath held in his chest.
The door shattered into a thousand wooden pieces as it flew in every
direc-tion striking Marty as he shielded his face. Margarete stood on the
threshold, her face white, as worms edged their way out from beneath the
sagging skin. She opened her mouth to cry out, and a deluge of white,
squiggling worms fell to the ground at her feet.
Marty screamed hysterically, press-ing his back to the wall. This thing
that stood before him couldn't be Marga-rete. It barely resembled a human
being. The skin was stretched and hanging off her exposed skeleton,
wriggling worms falling to the floor to be crushed beneath her feet as she
walked towards Marty. Her eyes were oozing yellow pus as they glared at
him, fixing him in place with their dark depths, spewing forth venomous
ha-tred, hatred that was centered entirely on Marty Boggs.
Marty tried to swallow, and his breath caught in his throat on the knot of
fear securely lodged there. His voice cracked hoarsely. "Stay away from
Margarete threw her head back and laughed wildly, worms tumbling forth in
every direction. A rotten stench ema-nated from her, a sickening sweet
smell that turned Marty's stomach, making him gag. Her hand shot out, its
bone-exposed fingers gripping tightly around Marty's neck, squeezing the
life from his body.
"You're no match for me, boy," she seethed with a note of triumph as
Marty's vision began to dim. He fought to keep conscious, his legs kicking
des-perately as she lifted him high, face-to-face.