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ISBN-13: 9781507736876
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

E.M. Bryant is a writer from Southeast Missouri. She has a background in literature and a passion for Medieval and American Folklore. Her books are considered dark romances with heavy paranormal and horror elements.

Bryant also pens fantasy romance books with HEA themes as Lana Moon.

In her spare time, Bryant is a freelance blogger and cat whisperer.

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RAPTURE 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
EDL85 More than 1 year ago
E.M. Bryant’s “Rapture” is a horror novel written in the form of a diary, the story of a nun at a failing boarding school. There are fewer and fewer children at the school, and eventually even the electricity and phone service are disconnected—as a result of cuts by the archdiocese, according to the nun’s superior, Father Jaco. Soon, only two children, the nun, and a few other staff members remain—lonely, isolated, and fretting over the mystery of one of the children who went mysteriously missing sometime before (Ralphie). Soon, the children begin to be haunted by nightmares and a frightening “smiley demon,” and a new priest shows up to help finally close the school—Father Derrick Locke, who the nun is drawn to romantically despite her better sense and strong convictions. As the suspense and sense of danger increase, the nun (unnamed in the diary) becomes more and more panicked and scared, determined to get out—and the secret behind the horror changes her life forever. “Rapture” was a good and creepy read, scary without being gory, and I soon found myself invested in the nun as a character—I wanted her to both escape from the school and find happiness. The author also did a great job of sustaining an increasing feeling of danger, leading to a conclusion that was both shocking and disturbing. I would recommend it to readers who enjoy atmospheric horror and stories that rely on plot rather than gore to create a sense of terror.
LuisVegaMartin More than 1 year ago
WOW! WOW! WOW! My wife had nightmares, so gave it a read! CHILLING!!! And hopefully NOT based on a true story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book.
MCaren55 More than 1 year ago
A very unique style and a compelling story! While the plot trickles on the line between realism and paranoia, it's the characters and their flaws that sew the story together. And whether the paranormal aspect drew you in, or whether you're debating if it was all cabin fever, the ending will leave you will a solid question of "did this just happen?!" If the second book follows suit with the first, Jaco's diary ought to be just as compelling, if not more disturbing. 
Mamamorgan0 More than 1 year ago
Quick read with a twisted plot! I was thinking this would be similar to Henry James 'Turn of the Screw.' It is in a sense because of the woman's attempt to protect the last two students. Wasn't expecting the twist at the end at all. Judging from the other reviews, there is supposed to be another book. Anyone know when that will be out??
Moriartypaul More than 1 year ago
It's a very different book because it's not written with any other insight besides the lady. There's a definite sense of apprehension and anxiety within the very first few pages, and you know that things are about to take a nose-dive for the nun and the remaining residents. The amount of sex was very unexpected, particularly because the main character is a nun (hope that doesn't spoil the story for anyone). It'll be interesting to see where the next installment goes. 
RachelCarlysle More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because the author is a local, but I mostly didn't think it would be worth a read. I was pleasantly surprised, though. The book is written as a diary, so while you only have the perspective of the main character, is definitely made many parts all the more chilling. The book is a pretty short read (only took me about an hour and a half to get through), but compelling enough that I'll definitely check out the sequel when that comes out.