Welcome to a new author to the shelves of the bookstore… Tobias Wade released his short story collection 51 Sleepless Nights in late June 2017 and it is perfect for all horror and paranormal fans.
A diverse collection of horror stories including the grizzly confessions of a serial killer, parallel dimensions, becoming trapped in a virtual world, and encountering ancient aliens buried beneath the Earth’s crust. Demons, monsters, psychopaths, undead, mad experiments and paranormal – no matter what makes your heart race, you’re guaranteed to face your fear with these terrifying stories.
A short extract
I felt her arms around me, but she wasn’t trying to choke me or restrain me. She was… hugging me. It was such an alien sensation that I immediately opened my eyes. That’s when I saw them. Hundreds – no thousands of gossamer spider webs holding up her body like a marionette doll. I recoiled immediately, and she let me without the slightest resistance.
The spiders were everywhere. Crawling across her face, through her hair. When she opened her mouth, I saw more of them inside her, pulling the threads to work her jaw. Her throat pulsed, and I knew more must be further down to vibrate her vocal chords.
“But he’s never going to hurt you again. You have our word.”
One of the recent reviews for the book
When a magician can convince a person – not a child, mind you, but a rational adult – that a trick is real magic instead of well-practiced sleight of hand, the result can be powerful. Inspiring the magic and joy of childhood in a grown up is one of the hardest things in the world to do, but as any creative type can tell you, it’s one of the most satisfying to achieve. In that way, the horror genre has a lot in common with magic.
All of the stories in 51 Sleepless Nights are unique and well crafted. No matter what you are afraid of, you are sure to find at least one story inside that will deliver on the promise of insomnia. But there is more to this collection of horror stories than interesting plots, creative monsters, and jarring twists – though this collection has all of that and more.
Wade’s writing makes it easy to inhabit the characters telling these stories, and not a single one of them feels lazy. The voice of each story pulls you in, causing you to relate to people who make decisions you’re sure you never would in situations you’re sure you would never be in. But then you start to empathize, or you learn the full scope of a situation, and it makes you question yourself. Then you think back to situations you’ve been in, or that friends have been in, that are even marginally related to the story you are reading and you wonder…what if that actually happened?
These stories feel real, and some of them will leave you in a state of dreadful contemplation long after you’ve finished them. Even the most rational grown up will experience moments of intense belief where the horrors stop being stories. Every sound will break your concentration and send the hairs on your back standing in chilling attention. And there will be moments, however brief they may be, when you will fully believe…in the monsters, the stories, in all of it.
Inspiring the fear and belief of childhood is one of the hardest things in the world to do, but 51 Sleepless Nights makes it seem easy.
Tobias Wade is not only a superb horror writer…he’s also one hell of a magician.
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Also by Tobias Wade
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About Tobias Wade
Former neuroscience researcher, born again horror writer. During my studies, it struck me as odd that I could learn so much about why humans behave without understanding the intricacies of human nature. It occurred to me I learned more about the depths of human experience from reading Dostoyevsky than I ever had from my text books, and I was inspired to write.
But why horror? Isn’t there already enough fear in the world?
Yes there is, and that’s exactly why horror entertainment is so important.
Some people will try focus on “positive emotions” such as love and joy while repressing their fear, anger, jealousy, and other “negative” emotions.
I think this is an extremely dangerous thing to do, because pretending they don’t exist doesn’t make the other emotions go away. It only inhibits our ability to understand and control them – and when we aren’t controlling them, they’re controlling us.
That’s why I’ve decided to write horror. My goal is to dig down to all the nameless terrors rooted in your subconscious and rock you to the bottom of your psychology. I’m going to let all the monsters out from under your bed until you finally get a good look at them and realize that fear can’t hold you back anymore.
It can even be fun.
Connect to Tobias Wade
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