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When the Night Comes Out by Bryan Alaspa - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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When the Night Comes Out
by Bryan Alaspa

Horror, Short Stories

What happens when the night comes out? When the darkness comes in from the
sides and closes in all around, what lurks within? 

Foreward by Patrick C. Greene, author of Progeny and The Crimson Calling
An elevator in a high-rise building becomes a gateway for terror and

A German U-Boat during World War I becomes a haunted nightmare

A radio signal in the middle of the night reveals the horrors lurking
beneath a simple, small, peaceful town.

A little girl with a best friend you would NOT want to cross finds
herself in mortal danger.

And a couple moving into a new house discovers an old abandoned well that
may have no bottom, or it may just be a portal into Hell itself.

These are tales of unrelenting horror and terror from the mind of Bryan W.
Alaspa, author of RIG, Sapphire, Storyland, S.P.I.D.A.R. and other
tales of horror, terror and suspense. Five stories that will make you
wonder what lurks - when the night comes out.

When the Night Comes Out is a collection of five short horror stories (I think they're a little bit longer than a short story, but not quite novella length) that will both terrify and entertain you. If you like that sort of thing, of course.

The first story, called The Elevator Game, freaked me out the most. To be fair, I was reading it at like 1 AM next to a closet, and my mind tends to get a little crazy at night with thoughts of monsters lurking in the dark and all that jazz. It's about a man (a skeptic) who discovers his brother (a believer in paranormal things) has been discovered roaming the streets of Chicago in a catatonic state, and his only clue to figuring out what happened is to play the elevator game. He doesn't believe anything will actually happen, nor does he really believe he'll find proof of the paranormal, but he's in for a terrifying surprise.

Story two is about a German U-Boat that harbors a dark secret. What seems like mere accidents and strange occurrences at first spirals out of control into an unfathomable nightmare no one could have anticipated.

Story three is a dark, disturbing read about a small town that seems stuck in the past. When a teenager stumbles across a radio signal broadcasting something he's never heard before, he wrangles his friend and friend's sister into helping uncover the mystery. But maybe they should have left well enough alone...

Story four is the least scary, I think, but I found it the most entertaining. A young girl moves to Mexico with her parents, only to get kidnapped by a kingpin-esque figure. Unfortunately for him, the little girl has a BFF that will do whatever it takes to get her back. I really enjoyed this one.

The last story is a bit reminiscent of the third one, mostly because it's also set in a small town. One couple thinks they've found a quaint little house to move into. Too bad there's evil hiding in the woods behind their house. An evil that may just be unstoppable.

I quite liked this collection of stories. They were relatively quick reads, but they kept the suspense and horror fresh and exciting. The first story was the scariest, in my opinion, and the fourth story was the most fun to read, but I think my favorite would either have to be story three or story five. I haven't decided which I liked more. I think they were my favorites because I grew up in a small town where nothing exciting ever really happened, and while I'm glad that there was never anything evil going on like in these stories, I think having some sort of mystery or something intriguing to do would have made my childhood more interesting.

If you enjoy short horror stories, you'll definitely want to check out When the Night Comes Out. I'd give this collection 4.5 stars.
Bryan W. Alaspa is a Chicago born and bred author of both fiction and
non-fiction works. He has been writing since he sat down at his
mother's electric typewriter back in the third grade and pounded out
his first three-page short story. He spent time studying journalism
and other forms of writing. He turned to writing as his full-time
career in 2006 when he began writing freelance, online and began
writing novels and books.
He is the author of over 30 books of both fiction and non-fiction 
and numerous short stories and articles.
Mr. Alaspa writes true crime, history, horror, thrillers, mysteries, detective stories 
and tales about the supernatural.

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