(Relating Genres) #Darkfiction #Psychologicalthriller #Erotica
Let’s spend a moment on the story.
Discover the Wild Beast inside all of us.
A photographer who wants to capture the greatest night-lightning photo of all encounters something strange in a forest while waiting for a storm to arrive.
There was a peculiar but brief shape seen among the trees.
The lightning was intense. It flashed too quickly to be sure of what it was.
It looked like people.
One was on the ground, holding an arm upwards. There was a man standing above her.
Yes, it was sex. That was pleasure he saw, not pain.
An adventurous couple had taken their kink outdoors.
Yes, that made sense. They’d been going at it before he arrived with his camera and tripod.
Folks do peculiar things to keep their spark alive.
But where did they go?
They disappeared before the next bolt of lightning lit up the undergrowth.
Perhaps they left in a hurry. The oncoming weather front would’ve been a strong motivator.
Maybe they were never there to begin with. After all, lightning was brief. It’s flash came from an obscure angle.
On this side of reality they were nothing more than fleeting silhouettes. In another though, those shadows were a sign.
Last Summer, a vile creature hunted innocent women on the nights of great thunderstorms. There was no blood left behind, no connection between each of the victims.
One person may have seen it all.
But psychologically disturbing events aren’t disturbing to the disturbed. They are experienced, managed, filed and then forgotten like normal people would do for normal ones.
Normal is subjective anyway, right? Who’s qualified to measure it? A normal person?
What if our villain was a victim and the one who measures state of mind is about to get it all wrong?
Hi. I’m Michael Forman, author of DARKNESS AWAKES (neo #noirfiction). Thanks for staying on.
I’m excited to have you here. I’ve had a great time bringing this new story into the light.
DARKNESS AWAKES was my goal to bring human’s Inner-Beast to the surface of waking-consciousness through love, sex and nature.
DARKNESS AWAKES is deeply confronting, challenging and has an ending you’ll never see coming. You will be shocked.
It’s available in Paperback and eBook (Avail:Kindle Unlimited too) versions. You’re only seconds away from reading DARKNESS AWAKES in all it’s diabolical glory!
-Michael Forman (Author)
Amazon Review by ‘Cat Lady, Nebraska’: While this book starts out slow, with a boorish, unlikable character the focus of the first chapter, and a couple of chapters following which did not seem to flow, leaving me confused, I persevered reading. I’m very glad that I did! After the first few chapters, it became a book I could not put down.Cat Lady – Amazon
This became one of sexual intrigue flowing from an unhappy, sexless marriage, where the partners are in counseling with a Christian counselor. The protagonist very soon is involved in a steamy affair, and readers are given all of the most intimate details of their romps. The protagonist’s other interests – especially of photography, work as a wedding photographer and thunderstorms are also vividly described, as those interests allow the protagonist to meet his lover.
There soon is a dark side to this story. The protagonist terrorizes their marriage counselor, whose years of therapy have not been helpful to solving his problems – at all. In several of the chapters, we read of horrible murders, with their victims found after heavy thunderstorms. There are suppositions by the police of whether there is one murderer or several. In one of these terrible storms, the protagonist and his wife are visiting a couple of their friends, and a description of their home coming down around them. The protagonist gets everyone to safety – although he does not remember his heroic rescue – but merely the menacing presence in the home during the disaster.
Even with a great deal of foreshadowing, I did not see a surprise twist in the ending before I got there.
The book explores the despair of life in a sexless marriage, complete with a spouse insinuating to friends they are “trying” to make a baby, to the crazy-making aspects of the matter. It brings up feminism in an uninviting manner, and there are misogynous tones to this novel. From how the story unfolds, it is apparent how the protagonist got that way.
This was a very good book. I would certainly not recommend it for anyone under 18 because of its adult language, themes, and scenes.
Review by Mike M. Roleystone: Michael has put together a strong, heart beating novel, one which the readers of ‘psychotic thrillers’ will enjoy – for the faint-hearted, leave it alone!Mike M. Roleystone.