What happens when seventy years of marriage becomes seventy too many? A school bully’s prank reveals the monster within. When the horrors of war follow Jack home, how will he survive? A cooking competition offers the greatest prize and the ultimate loss. Sometimes the lessons of the father are better left untaught. Listen in on a parent-teacher meeting that goes very, very wrong.
Six short stories of suspense, horror, and supernatural from award winning author Susan May. Partake of these exciting story morsels. They promise to thrill with their clever twists and wicked irony. Enjoy more short stories in the companion Behind More Dark Doors collection due out in May, 2014. As Susan May says, she has unlimited access to dark doors. And somehow, she was fortunate enough to be given the keys.
Reviews of some of Susan May's other stories:
Behind The Fire (Novella published separately from this collection)
As a fan of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, I loved it. Gail Ofterdinger-Amazon Review "It's a wonderful debut in the supernatural/horror genre. It has parts of Machen, Lovecraft, and even Koontz, but updated to a current situation." Justin Bog, award winning author of "Sandcastles"
“I love her writing style. Fans of early Stephen King will enjoy this story.” Robyn from Mission Viejo, USA, Amazon Review. OMG!!!! I couldn't put it down!! I loved it. Joan A. Torres author of Vampire-Elite I think anyone who enjoys a good horror story, but one that also embodies a good plot, will enjoy this book. By KMT Amazon review
The author was sufficiently talented to be able to quickly develop both the storyline and the few characters. Bill Thibadeau-Amazon Review
The plot twists and turns and keeps you solidly in its grip until the very end. Dee Solberg-Amazon Review Love the mystery and the unknown. J.Barr-Amazon Review I would highly recommend this thriller. Read and enjoy!! James Phillips-Amazon Review ... there's a twist in the tail. Reminds me of Roald Dahl. Zyron Krupenia The War Veteran (included in this collection) "A rollicking story... deeply sad but ultimately uplifting, it made me imagine what I would do if the horrors of war just appeared on my doorstep." Chris F. Amazon (reviewed in From The Indie Side)
"A fantastic look into the psyche of a war veteran suffering from depression, survivor's guilt, and PTSD." (reviewed in From The Indie Side) Kevin on Amazon
Susan May decided she was a writer at four. Unfortunately, for the next 46 years she suffered from a common writer’s disease—life-gets-in-the-way-osis. In 2010 she discovered a cure—write a page a day no matter what. Since then she has churned out multiple short stories, many of which have become award winners and enjoyed publication.
Enthralled with any form of storytelling, Susan snared her dream job when she became a film and book reviewer for U.S. Suspense Magazine. You can find her several times a week in a darkened cinema with her hand in a popcorn bucket.
Her award winning short stories have appeared in U.S, U.K. and Australian publications. Susan built strong relationships with Australian publishers through her book reviewing and her dream was to partner with a major publisher to release her books.
After interviewing Hugh Howey the poster author for Indie publishing, she did her research and decided to turn her back on the idea of traditional publishing. Susan found herself top notch editors in New York, NY Book Editors, and released her first book, Behind the Fire in August 2013 as a self-published work.
She is currently working with David Gatewood (Hugh Howey’s editor) on several short story anthologies containing her award winning stories and previously unpublished gems. Three anthologies will be released in the final quarter of 2013.
By the end of 2013, Susan's readers will enjoy their first taste of ‘HUNGRY’, book one of an apocalyptic thriller series in which the majority of humankind develops a fatal allergy to genetically modified food. A terrified world suddenly finds itself faced with an epidemic of anaphylaxis deaths and food too dangerous to consume. Sustenance has become a guessing game. As the majority of the population faces extinction, the few who are immune become valuable commodities to the allergic survivors, and governments who are searching frantically for a solution.
Says Susan, “It’s an exciting publishing world now, and I am taking full advantage of it to entertain readers. Every day I pinch myself that I am able to do what I love and be in control of every facet of it. And I can wear my track suit pants and slippers while doing it. Bliss.”
Susan lives in Perth, Western Australia, with her best first reader, her husband, Franco, and their two young boys, Bailey and Harry. Her mind, however, ventures constantly into the dark crevices where all speculative writers create their strange worlds.read more
Reviews forBehind Dark Doors: Six Suspenseful Short Stories