Master of Fright: Return to the Dark Woods

Master of Fright: Return to the Dark Woods

by Carol Culver Rzadkiewicz


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Master of Fright: Return to the Dark Woods by Carol Culver Rzadkiewicz

A successful novelist, Ray Winston is proud to be known as the "Master of Fright." He sees himself as a "dealer" who supplies readers with their drug of choice-sheer terror. And Ray truly understands what makes people cringe at sudden bumps in the night and dread looking under their beds or in their closets. Horror, after all, is his game.

Ray is also proud of having overcome years of drug dependency, though his own drug of choice is cocaine. Ray, however, now has writer's block, the deadline for his next novel is fast approaching, his agent and publisher are becoming increasingly impatient, and Ray is feeling pressured. He is desperate for inspiration.

When Ray and his family move to a farm in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, he believes his creative muse will surely be inspired in such a halcyon setting, far from the rat-race of city life. And Ray does find inspiration, but he also discovers that while he might be a master when it comes to telling a frightening story, he really has no understanding of horror at all-at least not "real" horror.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490309804
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

A native of Fairburn, Georgia, Carol Culver Rzadkiewicz resides in Lafayette, Louisiana in "The Heart of Cajun Country," with her husband, Chet, and their three animal companions. An instructor for the University of Phoenix, she is also a freelance writer, but fiction is her passion. Her short stories have appeared in the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Journal, South Lit, Toasted Cheese, and The New Review, among other publications; and her novels include Mustang Summer, Objects Are Closer than They Appear, and Separate but Equal. Moreover, an eclectic writer, who likes to explore various literary genres, she has written not only Master of Fright, which is her most recent venture into the horror category, but also a novella, The Dark Woods, and a short story, "The Runner." The novella and story are actually prequels to Master of Fright, although each is a standalone tale and can be read and enjoyed for its own merit.

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Delta_Queen More than 1 year ago
This book is a real page-turner from beginning to end. It resurrects some of the main characters from "The Dark Woods" and answers the questions the first novel left unanswered, though they were left unanswered for a reason. The sheriff of the town, Randal Hayes, and the hunter, Byron Wilkes, are fantastic characters, and you find yourself rooting for them in their quest to discover exactly what it is that lurks in the woods behind the farm where tragedy tends to keep recurring. When I started the novel, I immediately found myself "hooked" and couldn't put it down until I had finished it. My advice, though, is not to read it at night when you are alone. You will keep jumping at noises and checking the locks on the doors and windows. I certainly did.