Saturday, 24 December 2016

The Visitor's Room ~ Night Owl Reviews Top Pick


Diana Coyle ~ Night Owl Reviews
5 Stars
This is yet another short story by E. H. James that I absolutely loved. We find Amy a patient in a psych ward who is having strange things happen to her and she doesn’t know why. One minute something is one way like a bed being messed up and the next minute the bed is made and perfectly neat. She wants answers, but it seems no one cares to give them to her. But something is very odd about Amy that she hasn’t even realized yet herself. James knows how to pack just enough horror and mystery in her short pages to keep her readers on the edge of their seats. I love her writing style and I immediately get pulled into her storylines no matter what story I read of hers. She has a way of giving her readers a hook in the first sentence and she grabs your attention until the very last word. I have a new favorite horror author I’m definitely going to follow now!
All Amy wants to know is why some things keep changing in her psych ward room. She asks questions, but continually she doesn’t get answers. She wonders why things keep occurring and no one seems to care about it. But as time quickly elapses, she comes to a realization that’s beyond shocking to her. Why do things keep changing around her without notice? Why can’t she get the answers she’s looking for? What is Amy’s shocking realization that changes her life?

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The Visitor's Room Video

The Visitor's Room

A paranormal short story by E. H. James
Coming January 6, 2017

video

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Excerpt ~ The Visitor's Room

Excerpt

The Visitor's Room
A Paranormal Short Story
Coming January 6, 2017

Today’s as good as any to get a shock treatment.”

Amy lifted her head from the pillow. There, at the foot of her bed, stood Larry.

She waited, as he turned and shuffled out the door, then laid her head back down and closed her eyes. Sleep began to return.


Then he was back, the rhythmic swish of slippers on tile as he approached. “Today’s as good as any to get a shock treatment.”


She sighed and waited. Silence. Melanie was sound asleep in the next bed, unaware of the intrusion.


“Today’s as good as any to get a shock treatment.”


“Larry!” Amy shot up. “Shut up, and get the hell out of here.”


Larry smiled half-heartedly, turned, and wandered again from the room. This time, his shadow disappeared out of the doorway completely.


That had done it. She was definitely awake now.


Melanie continued to sleep, and Amy frowned. Dead to the world. Like I should be. That girl could sleep if a freight train came roaring through here. Then again, who knows what meds they have her on this week?


She climbed out of bed and tugged on her slippers—blue terry cloth, like her bathrobe. So cheap, her toe poked through the seam.


She padded over to the window.


The sun was rising, but the building across the street was still buried in darkness. She wasn’t normally awake this early—though someone did knock promptly at seven every morning to inform her breakfast was ready.


It was quiet though; peaceful as a grave. She could get used to this.


Then she heard it again, the sound of water dripping.


Stepping away from the window, she walked—as she had yesterday and the day before, and every day for the past three weeks—to the washroom. The dripping wasn’t louder there, but she couldn’t imagine where else it might be coming from. It wasn’t muffled, as it would have been inside the wall. No water came through the collapsible ceiling. It wasn’t raining. No drain pipes ran outside her window.


It was like Larry; it came and went and was irritating.


Then it was gone.


She closed the door and locked it. Here was the only place where she could truly be alone.
Resting her palms on the edge of the sink, she leaned in and studied herself in the mirror. Her blue eyes, in which she’d always taken such pride, seemed almost vacant these days. Her face was pale.


She unfastened her watch and laid it on the edge of the sink, then turned the taps on the tub. She undressed and climbed in, the warm water covering her like a thick woolen blanket. 


The tub filled, and she pushed the taps into the off position with her foot. The room became silent.

Slipping her face beneath the surface, she soaked her hair and drew it back over her scalp.
How difficult could it be?


The water ran off her face.


You only have to relax and let it happen. It’s that simple.


She settled back, only her eyes, nose, and mouth remaining above the surface.


Just let it happen.


She shut her eyes.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Coming January 6, 2017


Paranormal Short Story  

The Visitor's Room


The Visitor's Room

If Amy thought this day on the psych ward would be just like any other…she would be wrong.

For although everything seemed normal, well as normal as a place like that could be, something was not quite right. That she couldn’t put her finger on it made it all the more perplexing.

Should you ask questions...when you aren’t prepared to hear the answer?
~
Night Owl Reviews
Top Pick


Friday, 2 December 2016

Laura ~ Now Available on Amazon!

My Paranormal Short Story Laura is now available on Amazon

To purchase a copy just click on the cover to the right.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Laura ~ Night Owl Reviews Top Pick



Diana Coyle ~ Night Owl Reviews
5 Stars
E. H. James writes such emotionally driven, intense horror stories that immediately consume her readers. In this short story, we’re introduced to George and we’re taken on his strange and eerie journey while he’s traveling to his next destination during an extremely bad rain storm. You see, while George is driving along this dark and dreary road, he swears that he saw something in his headlights. He wasn’t sure what it could be, so he slows down to survey the area. There he sees a girl, standing on the side of the road looking dazed and confused. He offers her assistance and tries finding out if she’s alright. The girl seems too traumatized to speak so once she gets into his car, he proceeds to drive her to get some help. But things don’t go as well as he plans and he comes to learn of some shocking information about this girl after the fact. All I can say is that Ms. James knows how to write her genre extremely well. This is another short story that packs so much detail and emotion you find yourself frantically flipping the pages to find out what happens next. This is one author you should keep your eye on because she’s going places. I love her stories so much that I could actually see her storylines turned into snippets in a movie. I’d love to read a full-length horror story from her and I’m eagerly hoping she’ll consider writing one. This is another short story that I highly recommend!


While George is traveling during a really bad rain storm one night after work, he swears he saw something in his headlights. Stopping to see if he can find a person or animal in distress, he stumbles upon a girl who looks extremely out of sorts. She’s saturated from the pouring rain and she’s dazed and confused. He offers some assistance, but she’s too traumatized to even speak to him. So he drives her with the intention of getting her some necessary emergency assistance. But all doesn’t go as planned. What happens while George is driving her into the nearest town? Who does he find out the girl is? What’s her story and why was she wandering on a dark road, in the middle of the night, during a bad storm?

Friday, 18 November 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Laura Excerpt

Excerpt

Laura
A paranormal short story
Coming December 2, 2016

The road stretched out before him into the night. George hated these rural routes, with no street lights and no homes, the nothingness pressing in around him. He strained to see, the lines swallowed as if by a heavy, black haze.

At times like these, he wished he’d had the radio fixed. He pushed the button, as though it would work this time, but all he got was a faint popping and static. He turned it off and slouched back into his seat. “Damn.”

His annoyance wasn’t so much at the radio as at himself. He should have started sooner. He’d had one— no, two —drinks for the road, and now here he was with two more hours of driving ahead and already it was well past midnight. He couldn’t refuse a free drink, though. After all, he was retiring next week, and this was the last time he’d have to make a trip like this— all the way out here, into the middle of nowhere, holding the hand of some insecure client.

He drew his hand across his face, as if to pull the weariness from his mind. “What’s that?” There was something in the headlights, a movement perhaps, maybe a reflection. He slowed. Narrowing his eyes, he searched the blackness. It was then he saw her standing on the side of the road. She turned, facing the headlights as he pulled up next to her. She couldn’t have been more than fifteen, maybe sixteen at the most.

He rolled down the passenger window. “Are you all right?” His breath created puffs of steam on the night air. “Can I give you a lift somewhere?”

She said nothing.

“Where are you going?” He undid his seatbelt and slid over to the window. “You know, it’s really not safe to be out here this late by yourself. Why don’t you let me give you a lift? I don’t mind, really I don’t.”

Slowly, she moved to the door. She opened it and climbed in.

She left the door open, and he reached across and pulled it shut, his hand brushing against her dress, its cold, wet fabric clinging to her slight form. “You’re soaked. Where’s your coat? Don’t you have one?” He took his jacket off and placed it around her shoulders. “Are you all right? Has something happened?”


Water dripped from her loose blonde hair down onto her dress. She didn’t speak, her face deathly pale in the light from the dashboard.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Coming December 2, 2016

Paranormal Short Story
Laura


I've edited the story and it will be rereleased
under 
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
December 2, 2016
~ 
Laura
George had seen some pretty strange things over his lifetime, travelling those roads. But if he thought he’d seen it all, he was sadly mistaken. For if he believed finding Laura on a deserted roadside, in the middle of the night, was strange...what was to follow would challenge the very boundaries of everything he’d ever known.

If you like Twilight Zone, you'll like Laura.
~
Night Owl Reviews
Top Pick



Monday, 16 May 2016

Road's End Series

I've just this minute completed part three of the Road's End (working title) series. This part is around 10.5K.

There will definitely be a part four, which I will start on right away. I have an idea for a part five, so I can expand on one character I would like to, but I need to come up with a story to tell for her. So, at present, it's still up in the air at this point.

I have the basic story plot worked out for part four, I now need to expand on it and work out the details that fill in the story. 

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Darkening & Road's End

I've completed another project titled The Darkening. This one is told in three parts.

I've edited the first part, but need to give the second and third parts a hard edit.

I am now working on completing another project. The working title is Road's End, but I'm not overly excited about that title, so I'll need to come up with something I like better.

I am still trying to decide if this will be three or five parts. I've edited part one, and I just finished part two, and have started part three. I have an idea for a separate story for parts four and five, but they are still linked to the previous parts through the same characters. 

Once I have this series finished, I will work on edits for both series and submit them. 

I am having a hard time deciding which project to work on next. I have several ideas I am excited about for novels or novellas. I will let the story decide how long it wants to be. I really need to write faster. I am capable of writing 120K in four weeks, when I get into a zone with zero distractions or outside obligations. And as long as no heavy research is required, I can get a lot done. 

The Red Door Series

The Red Door Series is finished and awaiting publication dates. I've made it into a five part series and will rename it The Demon Series.

This story spans from 1962 to 2235.

You really need to read all the way through to the end of the final installment to find out where this story is really going and what happens to everyone, You might be surprised.