Screaming Dreams has offered the digital edition of The Midnight Hour, a short story collection by Neil Davies, at the great price of only $2.99.
Description: Many of Neil’s most popular tales have been compiled here for the first time in paperback format. A short story collection featuring 14 tales of dark imagination.
Excerpt: The first shuffling of feet in the hallway outside.
Right on time, as always.
Clare raised a hand to her forehead, felt the damp heat of her skin and ran shaky fingers back over her black hair, severely pulled back and tied with an old elastic band. It felt greasy. How long had it been since there had been enough hot water for a decent shower? Every morning she bathed as best she could in the freezing water that spurted erratically from the taps in the bathroom, but still she felt dirty, sweaty, gritty.
From the other side of her hotel room door more shuffling, the first hesitant mumbling of voices.
Clare looked at the bedside clock. 00:01am. Their confidence seemed to be growing quicker these nights.
She swung her feet to the floor and sat up on the edge of the bare mattress. Her t-shirt clung to patches of sweat on her body as she clasped her hands on her lap, fingers pressing tight against each other to try and stop the trembling. It seemed a little easier each night, as if her fear took longer to grow, longer to dominate her every thought. Just as their confidence came to them with ever increasing speed, so her fear became more sedate in its insidious crawl through her body. Strange. She had always thought it would be the other way round.
You can pick up the Kindle edition for only $2.99 here: The Midnight Hour