Overview

From the imagination of C.P. Bialois, author of Call of Poseidon and The Sword and the Flame series, comes a collection of short stories filled with horror and suspense. Nothing is as it seems in the world around us. Join us as we step through the doorway and into the unseen workings of our world. With each story, Skeleton Key will warm your heart with a brother’s love, break it with the ultimate betrayal, and bring the shadows around you to life. Keep telling yourself it is only a book, and maybe that sound you ...

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Skeleton Key

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Overview

From the imagination of C.P. Bialois, author of Call of Poseidon and The Sword and the Flame series, comes a collection of short stories filled with horror and suspense. Nothing is as it seems in the world around us. Join us as we step through the doorway and into the unseen workings of our world. With each story, Skeleton Key will warm your heart with a brother’s love, break it with the ultimate betrayal, and bring the shadows around you to life. Keep telling yourself it is only a book, and maybe that sound you heard will be just a tree limb scratching against the window pane. Be sure to read the paper in the morning and never go into a room without something to defend yourself with. Above all, relax and have fun.

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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads.com - Michelle Birbeck
Skeleton Key is a selection of short horror stories that explores a number of different facets from accidental deaths to the supernatural. But one of these stories stood out above the rest of me. And that was Bait's A Bitin'.

The story of a young boy going out to try and impress his brother. This story stuck with me and moved me enough that I had to stop reading. That doesn't happen often. I read horror for the fun of it, and came away from Paranormal Activity acclaiming it a brilliant
indiewritersreview.wordpress.com - Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
I love C.P. Bialois's writings, they are reminiscent of Stephen King, starting off with the friendly amiable tone, that belies the fact he is about to scare the pants off the reader... On the surface the story seems straightforward, simply a good telling, then boom he laces and intertwines the suspicions and doubts, and drops tidbits of spookiness in the story, and before you know it, the reader is balled up, tense, and jumping at every sound:)
http://rondacaudill.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/the-skeleton-key-by-cp-bialois/ - Ronda Caudill
This collection of horror short stories by CP Bialois is wonderfully frightening. These stories catch the reader by surprise leaving them scared to death and wanting more. Even though they were all wonderful, there were a couple that I especially enjoyed–Eternal Brothers and Ghost of All Hallows Eve. They are the type of scary that I really love. However, there was one that was scary but also very touching; I think it would be my favorite–A Brother’s Word.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044476196
  • Publisher: CP Bialois
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 295 KB

Meet the Author

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves.For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them.I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick.As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics.I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me.While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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