Cover Art for The Island Revealed

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The Island - Horror Short Story

I am proud to reveal the cover art for my forthcoming short story, The Island, scheduled for release in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Island is three stories for the price of one.

“The Island”: A Terrifying Odyssey That Will Haunt Your Dreams

It’s often said that the unknown is the most frightening of all, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the title story of the tantalizing trio, “The Island.” This compelling collection offers three stories for the price of one, but it’s the titular tale that promises to leave readers breathless with suspense and horror.

A Sea of Mystery and Dread

Stranded at sea and desperate for salvation, a man and his son find refuge on an uncharted island near The Lesser Antilles. But relief soon gives way to terror as they encounter inexplicable phenomena that defy logic and reason. Colossal webs stretch across the jungle canopy, insect life is eerily absent, and hidden within a mysterious cave lies something far more horrifying.

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A Tale for Arachnophobes

If spiders unsettle you, “The Island” will have you squirming through the finale. This masterfully crafted horror story weaves a web of fear and intrigue as the protagonists uncover the island’s dark secrets. The vivid imagery and spine-tingling narrative create an atmosphere that will linger long after the last page is turned.

More Than Just “The Island”

But don’t let the spiders scare you away. This collection offers two more thrilling stories that explore the human psyche and our deepest fears. Each tale is unique, filled with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Fear. Mystery. Survival. “The Island” has it all, weaving together strands of terror that will ensnare your imagination and refuse to let go. Will you dare to explore the uncharted terror that waits? The island is calling, and its secrets are waiting to be uncovered.

“One Autumn in Kane Grove”: A Chilling Exploration of Fear and the Unknown

As you continue your journey through the collection, “The Island,” the second story, “One Autumn in Kane Grove,” takes a turn into the dark and sinister world of Kane Grove University, where terror stalks the shadows.

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A Campus in Fear

The women of Kane Grove University are not just facing the usual stresses of academia; they are living in terror. Someone—or something—is hunting them, leaving a trail of grisly murders that shock the campus and the town. As the killings escalate, the blame game begins, with the university and the town pointing fingers at each other.

The Whisper of the Undead

But what happens when the dead don’t stay buried? When the murdered women disappear from their graves, whispers of “vampire” begin to circulate among the students. The horror takes on a supernatural dimension, leaving everyone to question what is truly happening at Kane Grove.

A Tale with a Twist

Short and sweet, “One Autumn in Kane Grove” doesn’t waste words, delivering a tight narrative that builds tension with every page. The chilling ending will leave readers questioning what they thought they knew and pondering the nature of fear itself.

A Modern Gothic Horror

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With echoes of classic Gothic literature, this story combines modern horror with timeless themes of terror and the unknown. It’s a tale that will resonate with fans of traditional horror as well as those who crave something fresh and unsettling.

“One Autumn in Kane Grove” adds a new layer to the rich tapestry of horror presented in “The Island” collection. From the atmospheric campus setting to the disturbing mystery at its heart, this story is a masterclass in suspense and terror.

For those brave enough to venture into the dark passages of Kane Grove University, the rewards are a thrilling read and a haunting experience that will linger long after the final page.

If you haven’t yet delved into the mysteries and horrors of “The Island,” including the unforgettable “One Autumn in Kane Grove,” now is the time to explore these chilling tales.

Will you dare to uncover the secrets of Kane Grove? The truth may be more horrifying than you can imagine.

And then there’s story number three . . .

Introducing “Treman Mills”: A New Wave of Horror Has Arrived

Horror enthusiasts, prepare yourselves for a journey into terror like no other. From the twisted mind of Dan Padavona, the new short horror story, “Treman Mills,” has been unleashed, and it’s set to redefine the genre.

Frightened. Alone. Trapped.

Rachel’s nightmarish ordeal begins inside an abandoned building, a place dripping with decay and filled with the echoes of scuttling rats and crawling roaches. Trapped and terrified, she’s not alone. A bloodthirsty serial killer lurks in the dark, closing in, while a menacing gang of thugs haunts the lower floors.

But that’s not all. Her companion Charlie is missing, and something far more dangerous than the thugs stalks the corridors. A monster. A killer that could be anywhere.

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The Ultimate Game of Survival

Rachel must navigate a crumbling maze filled with unspeakable horrors as time runs out. Evading the gang, finding Charlie, and escaping the relentless killer becomes a race against time in this fast-paced serial killer horror story.

With the tension of the best slasher films and the atmosphere of a crumbling nightmare, “Treman Mills” is an experience that will leave you breathless. Fans of classics like Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Scream will find themselves at home in this terrifying tale.

Praise for “Treman Mills”

Readers are already raving about “Treman Mills.” Traci M. calls it “the best slasher story I’ve ever read!” and the buzz doesn’t stop there. Early reviews hail it as a fresh, adrenaline-pumping entry into the horror genre that delivers genuine chills.

Reserve Your Copy Now

“Tremans Mills” is now available in “The Island” on Kindle and paperback. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in this gripping horror experience that promises to haunt your dreams long after the last page is turned.

Whether you’re reading with the lights on or off, “Treman Mills” promises to enthrall, frighten, and remind you why we love to be scared.

Dare to enter the world of “Treman Mills.” The corridors await you, the terror is real, and the monster could be anywhere. Will you make it out alive?

Dane at Ebook Launch came through with another fantastic design. I loved his graphic design work on Storberry, and I daresay that the new cover for The Island is even better. He captured the plot perfectly with this concept, and I highly recommend authors consider his artwork for future cover design.

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