Grave Matters is a chilling anthology with a supernatural theme that brings superstitions from around the world to light. Whether it’s ghosts forever reliving their agony in the eternal city, a macabre ragman who peddles more than the usual wares, or a puppeteer in Prague who can no longer pull the strings of his malevolent marionettes, this collection explores universal, thought-provoking themes, including the eternal struggle between good and evil. In the end, if you believe, then it is true.
“Every ethnicity, every culture in the world maintains superstitions and the fact that they are still believed indicates the strong psychological control they continue to have over us,” says author Carlotta G. Holton. As a national-award winning author and journalist, Holton has written for publications including The New York Times and The Star Ledger. In writing Grave Matters, Holton combined her experience abroad, with superstitions she was raised with, to create a spellbinding narrative that explores the dark side of the human mind. “Superstitions can plant a seed of doubt in the mind that festers and can be as frightening and overpowering as a violent or gory murder.”
Holton’s writing conjures an air of mystery that pulls readers into her tales of intrigue as only a master storyteller can. Deadly scenarios and hellish nightmares come to life with spine-tingling clarity that will leave you breathless. These stories have an enthralling range of unique characters, some human, some animal, and some not of this world. Quotes delving into the fundamental psychological effects of superstition are sprinkled throughout, lending the stories an undeniable realism. Grave Matters will have you locking your doors and quivering beneath the covers, even though the breaking dawn won’t save you from the monsters in your head.
Grave Matters has received positive reviews from some of the most renowned literary organizations and authors in the world. Jack Evans, host of the Jack Evans Show on WMBS-CBS writes, “A mélange of terrifying supernatural tales that will keep you turning page after page. Grave Matters combines legends, curses and superstitions from the past with a keen contemporary psychological twist. A must read for fans of the horror genre.” In addition, John Whiby from The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, writes “It’s that human gullibility that Holton continues to probe in her writing…focuses on ghosts of the mind,” and Bob Salter from WXRK New York adds that the book is, “Mesmerizing...spellbinding.”
Grave Matters is an absolute must read; each of its stories offers something unique, but all roads lead to the same splendid, terrifying destination. Grave Matters is available for sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores. Fans of psychological horror are encouraged to purchase their copy today: www.holtonhorrorandmore.com
About the Author
Carlotta G. Holton, is a national award-winning journalist, editor, author, educator and public speaker whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, The Record (NJ) and The Star Ledger, as well as in magazines and on radio in the USA, the UK and Canada. Her six other award-winning books are in the psychological/historical/horror genre and have won numerous awards. She has received citations from the US House of Representatives and the State of NJ Senate and General Assembly and has been named Woman of Excellence in writing from both the Union County and Morris County Chosen Freeholders. She has also taught Journalism and creative writing at two NJ colleges.
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