If you thought you read it all — you got it all wrong. This week’s JukePop’s serial stories have something to make you queezy in your belly. Don’t drop your iPhone, or iPad as you read through the lines of JukePop’s top serial authors.
“Happy Halloween,” says the voice in your head, “go and read these serial tales.”
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In the Midst
Genres: Cross-Genre, Dystopian, Horror, Paranormal, Sci Fi
Synopsis: Is that creepy roadkill an exotic species? Extra-terrestrial? Demon? Mutant? The truth is scarier, stranger, and much more deadly than all those combined.
When Sherwood County’s Wildlife and Game Warden, Reggie Atkins, picks up a bizarre-looking roadkill specimen, it triggers a chain of events which threaten Reggie, his family, his friends, and his sanity. Experts in not only biology and zoology, but also physics, religion, media, politics, and psychology are consulted. The physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of every living creature on our planet is on the line here. The enemy in the midst of us must be destroyed.
It won’t be easy. Is it even possible?
Note: The impetus for writing “In the Midst” began with the actual sighting of a paranormal entity, in a haunted house where a friend of the author’s teenage son lived. The description of the creatures in the story are loosely based upon eyewitness accounts of that event, with a few minor changes. However, the creatures in this fictional tale are not ethereal and shadowy, but quite corporeal and tangible.
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Genres: Adventure, Horror, Paranormal
Current Votes: 164
Synopsis: The world of the supernatural is a place of intense horror and blood-chilling danger. Dark, twisted monsters stalk among humanity from the shadows, seeking only to devour us.
Seems like somebody should make some money from all that, right?
Enter Eric Margrave, semi-professional monster hunter (He’d be a professional, but they really don’t have a certification process for this sort of thing.). When the things that go bump in the night start actually knocking on the door, he’s the one who serves them their walking papers… for a nominal fee. Prices negotiable. No demons, please.
In his debut appearance, Eric has entered the exciting world of real-estate, looking to set up a new safehouse. Good news: the house is haunted, and therefore a steal at the current price if you happen to know how to work an exorcism. Bad news… well, the house might be a bit more aggressively haunted than even a freelance slayer of the paranormal is used to…
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The Archer’s Arrow
Genres: Crime, Cross-Genre, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Current Votes: 77
Synopsis: A rampaging bladed sculpture causes mayhem in 1980’s Manhattan. A mysterious study of three individuals in the SoHo art world of the 1980’s where strange is true and the truth is strange.
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Clans: Extinction Cure
Genres: American Gothic, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller
Current Votes: 66
Synopsis: When bodies go missing from the city morgue, Detectives Dylan Strayer and Frank Bronski begin an investigation that leads them into a clan war between vampires and werewolves where humans are caught in the middle. An army of zombies is unleashed that cripples and shuts down New York City. Dylan and Frank have to work fast to stop the war, but there is a more sinister plot unfolding behind the scenes. The zombie attack is a viral weapon that was invented to be a cure, but has gotten out of control. They must find the creator of the virus to stop the spread, but it means working with the vampire underworld and compromising the integrity of their badges. When the world is falling down around you, integrity is the least of your worries. Survival from the Extinction Cure is primary.
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The Prophet Hustle
Genres: Adventure, Chick Lit, Crime, Cross-Genre, Fantasy, LGBT, Literary, Mystery, Other, Paranormal, Sci Fi, Slipstream, Thriller, Urban Fantasy
Current Votes: 36
Synopsis: A career con-man is convinced to become the prophet for the God of Crime. He was always a loner, but he must learn to work closely with human beings and other celestials. All the while hiding from mistakes in his past, that set him afoul of a vengeful and terrible god.
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