I did a preview, sneak peek, of a cover I was working on for this upcoming poetry release, I’m doing this year. The original idea didn’t really fit for me, so I’ve changed it. The official ebook cover can be seen here! At a later date, the paperback edition of the cover will be shared. I always release first on ebook then later on in paperback.
Below is the one that was sneak-peeked. Either one is beautiful, but the one above feels right for this specific project more so. I don’t often change a cover after sharing it, but this poetry book is very special to me and I want to do it right.
Something was watching me, I could feel it before I saw it and then there it was. At first, when I saw it I wasn’t sure if it was just my eyes or something else. A black mass stood within the shadows of my bedroom, maybe I’m just tired, but as it began to move it took upon a silhouette, a humanoid outline. No longer blending into the shadows the horror zigzagged down my spine like a lightning bolt had struck me and I tried to move, but the fear overtook me, drowning in the ocean of emotions that had flooded over me.
That is a common experience. Many that have seen a shadow person have seen them while at rest, leading to the theory that they caused sleep paralysis. Science has proven that sleep paralysis is caused when the mind wakes before the body does. This is something I have personally experienced, it is very scary. My family even believed I had a seizure when I went through an episode. I was diagnosed with sleep paralysis when I got done at the hospital. I didn’t consider it a ‘demonic experience’ just something that was scary that happened. When I began research into what would’ve caused this is when I came across the connection of ‘shadow people’. Do I think I experienced that at that time, no. A simple googling can give you many links to how science explains it. Do I take that as solid proof that is what is happening to everyone? No. I do believe in the paranormal and supernatural things, but for me it just wasn’t.
THIS IS JUST PART OF THE FULL POST. This was one of two posts I had done over at The Buzzkill Magazine, with permission I posted just part of it as this project is there. To read the full article go here.
Sometimes I just need to have a book to fill like I’m truly adding to my collection. This is one of those books for me. Will I ever finish adding to my library? Nope! I had grabbed a book from H.P. Lovecraft on seeing others on social media talking about him. I was aware of who he was, but sadly had never read any of his work.
That book was purchased for my Kindle ereader, but I’m also a big lover of a book I can hold in my hands, hardback or paperback. If it wasn’t for the purchase of that book I probably never would’ve bought today’s recommendation.
This is a great addition to any horror library or Lovecraft fan. I don’t feel it’s needed to go into it further because the work speaks far better than any words I could muster.
Discover the true meaning of fear with these classic horror stories.
The Essential Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects one of the author’s most popular novellas, “At the Mountain of Madness,” and six of his most famous short stories, including “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Shadow Out of Time,” “The Dunwich Horror,” “The Colour of Space,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” and “The Whisperer in the Darkness.” These hair-raising tales have inspired generations of authors and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. This edition features a new introduction by Peter Cannon.
The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.