Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday the 13th Bruised Souls Blog Hop: Urban Legends and Old Wives Tales

Hello, my spooky friends. It's officially Friday, the 13th! Aside from being a horror movie extravaganza holiday for some of us, it's also the day my new collection, Bruised Souls & Other Torments, is available for sale!

As of the time of this posting, the e-book is live on Amazon, but the paperback isn't yet. It should pop on there any time. I'll have it available on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, etc. in the coming week.

You can buy it on Amazon by clicking this link.

Updating with the paperback link. It's now live on Amazon! 

Fear resides in the soul.

A welcoming widow with a twisted appetite; a war-time evil lurking behind the face of a child; a father’s love gone horribly wrong; a deadly government solution; a new job with a demonic pay scale; a woman trapped in a mysterious house with no memory of who she is or how she got there. These are a mere glimpse of the terrors that lie in wait in this collection of horror short stories, sure to grip the psyche and torment the soul.

To celebrate Friday, the 13th and Bruised Souls, the following people are participating in the blog hop. Stop by and visit them for a little creepy fun. They'll be posting either an urban legend, an old wives tale, or something scary that happened to them in real life.

Yolanda Renee - Basement Creepies
Juneta Key - Big Foot
Patricia Lynne - Vanishing Hitchhiker
Jemi Fraser - Walter's Ghost/Creepy Culvert
Tonja Drecker - Dvigrad
Kalpana - Delhi Djinns
Donna Hole - Sasquatch

Since I'm heading out to Oregon soon, here's an urban legend you may not have heard of before. In Portland, Oregon, a game called Polybius was in arcades. It was claimed that it caused psychoactive issues and was part of a secret government psychological experiment. The men in black even came into play, with people saying they saw men in black visiting the games to grab the data gathered there. It's said that it disappeared without a trace.

For a little more fun, here's a video about urban legends that are actually true.

What's your favorite urban legend or old wives tale? What's something scary that has happened to you? Do you believe any of the urban legends in the video? Have you nabbed your copy of Bruised Souls & Other Torments?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Never heard of the game. Now I know why.

  2. I wouldn't be surprised if data was collected from the game. If the government want it, they'll get it from somewhere. Congratulations on the the book release :)

  3. Congratulations! Wishing you much success!

  4. Love learning more about urban legends and I have to say it's a great way to introduce your collection. I can't wait to read it!

  5. I've got my copy - that I'll be reading in the mornings :P
    Still have nightmares over my Stephen King binge back in high school!

  6. I have heard of that game. A youtuber hubby and I watch did a video about it.

  7. That is one I have not heard, and an disturbing idea. Congrats on the new release.

  8. That was a fun video Shannon. I love legends that are true-ish.

    Good luck with the sales of the new anthology; and have fun in Oregon. Carful of those video games.

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