Paranormal Horror Book: Deviltry Afoot by Carol Pritt @carolpritt

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Genres: Paranormal, Occult


Seeking justice for her daughters murder Tina must seek answers in the supernatural realm. Terror is spreading over Pendale. Love is pitted against a dreadful force.


Deep into an uneasy dream Tina’s face was twisted in consternation.
Dan hadn’t stayed over this evening. She’d told him she needed time to gather strength and come to grips with what lay ahead.
He’d looked hurt. She knew he could not understand her need to be alone at such a time.
He offered to sit up with her all night.
She told him she was wrung out; she would be able to sleep a bit.
She longed to fall into unconsciousness and to block all thought.
Her bedroom felt airless.
The little clock on her nightstand seemed to have a very loud tick tonight. The dials revealed it to be 1:00 pm.
Still asleep Tina shifted her weight to lie on her back.
Her heavy cotton nightgown became bunched up under the small of her back.
Suddenly she brought up her hands folding them over her chest in the position that the dead are laid out.
Beads of sweat broke out on her face, although the temperature in her room was a cool sixty-four degrees.
She was carrying groceries to her car in a dark parking lot.
Behind her there was a small convenience store. It was lit up. The buildings light stopped at the front of the building.
Tina tossed her bag of groceries into the passenger side of the seat. Just as she lifted her leg to get in behind the wheel she thought of her mother. She’d yell up a storm if she could see her now. As a teen Tina was lectured countless times about getting into a car alone. First check out the back seat to make sure no one was lurking there, she could still her mom stress.
Tina sat her leg back down on the pavement. She opened the back door. All clear.
She slid into the front seat closing her door and rolling down her window most of the way.
Glancing out her open window she began to shake all over.
Two hands with long tapered fingers suddenly grasp the window!
As if in slow motion a hooded figure raised itself!
Her door was flung open wide.
It pushed her backward sending her sprawling across the seat.
She was immobile from fear.
The thing lowered itself to her feet.
It covered her with its form inch by inch.
Its dark cloak was spread wide to enfold her completely.
Her heart thumped so hard she felt ready to pass out praying she would.
It was up to her head now.
Tina was so cold it was as if she were entombed within a block of ice
The smell of decay surrounding her was so rank she couldn’t catch a good breath.
The hood slipped back a bit. She couldn’t decipher its features clearly. She could only make out black pinpoint eyes.
Drool oozed from its mouth. A great gob of spittle plunked down on her forehead.
She let out a scream.
She thought she’d cried out, and awoken.
It was actually only phase two.
Still dreaming she thanked the Lord that it was only a nightmare.
Lights flickered from the traffic through her drapes.
Something in the room didn’t feel right.
The sheet was shifting downward of its own accord.
Two hands grasp the foot of the bed as a cloaked figure crawled up and over her!
She surrendered herself up to it.
She was entirely passive until sirens from a passing rescue unit brought her to an actual waking state ending her ordeal.
Rest would elude her the remainder of the night. She sighed and got up from the bed.
First light would signal the start of her greatest trial.
She must commend her only offspring to eternal rest.


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About the Author:

Carol Pritt lives in the northeast with her family. She has two Associate degrees, one in Liberal Arts, and the other in Journalism from the local community college. Ms. Pritt enjoys writing, reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her pets. This is her first novel.

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In your own words, describe your book…
My book is a paranormal thriller. It tells the story of one woman’s search for justice for her daughters murder. In her search she discovers answers are to be found in the supernatural realm. As the evil spreads over the town others have supernatural experiences. The perpetrator Donald Fate began his journey into evil as a child when he perpetrated his first act of horror. Now in spirit his viciousness has intensified. Can the power of mother love overcome the power of darkness?

What is the genre?

What inspired you to write this book?
My interest in reading and watching shows dealing with the paranormal. My love of true ghost tales which originated from from my father who used to tell me “true ghost” stories and strange happenings.

Will this book be a standalone or part of the series?
It will be the first of a three part series. My book mentions three evil men now in spirit form. Donald and his mentor Daniel who introduced him to the transformation to the spirit realm and in turn Adolph who was Daniels mentor. They all began their reign of terror in different periods of history right up to present day. Tina Sands, the mother of the murdered child, must continue to deal with the occult danger in all three books.

What message would you like to convey with this book?
Mother love is a powerful force of nature.

What books are similar to this one?
Ones that incorporate small stand alone stories into the main story. I have different townspeople tell about a supernatural experience they have encountered in their own lives. They recount these as they are trying to come to grips with the reality that something dark has invaded their town of Pendale.

Can you tell us some about the writer behind the book?
I have two Associate degrees, One in Professional Journalism,and one in Liberal Arts. I live in the northeast Ohio. I have a large family and a dog named Patch.

Tell us one thing about you we wouldn’t know?
I am a bit of a computer nerd.

What are you working on now?
The second book in my series.

Do you have any other books released? What is your next release? Deviltry Afoot is my first novel.

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