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The Haunting of Black River Forest
Jaydeep Shah

Genre: Horror
Publisher: Jaydeep Shah
Date of Publication: 12/14/2021
ISBN: 978-1-7349826-3-3
Number of pages: 86
Word Count: 8611
Cover Artist: Jaydeep Shah

Tagline: A spine-chilling story in which adventurers struggle to survive on the land of a cold-blooded psychopath who enjoys slashing humans.

Book Description:

A forest of blood and corpses. The land of a cold-blooded psychopath.

In Black River Forest, it’s best not to wander too far off the beaten track. There’s no telling what you might find.

Mia and Oliver have long wanted to explore the forest, and one cold, rainy October day, a week before their fifth anniversary of the day they met, they finally make the trip.

But they’ve heard the rumors as well. The haunting. A psychopath hidden somewhere amidst the towering trees. Too many missing. Too few answers.

It’s only rumors, though. Stories. And stories can’t hurt you. Yet as Mia and Oliver venture deeper into the Black River Forest, they’ll soon discover that there’s more haunting this quiet woodland than hikers and bears.

The psychopath is very real. And he’s excited to meet them.

From Jaydeep Shah, author of Tribulation, the first book of the Cops Planet series, “The Haunting of Black River Forest” is a bloody, spine-chilling story best read with the lights on.

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Bewitching Exclusive Excerpt

Mia ran past the turning point, then turned back to follow him. Oliver reached her and forced her to stop.

“Please leave here right now,” he said, shaking her by the shoulders. Blood from his wound was staining his shirt red.

“No. I want to kill him today,” said Mia in fury.

“This is his land. We don’t know where we are. He has disappeared—”

“I saw him turning right.”

“I saw him, too,” added Oliver quickly. “But it’s too risky to follow him. He may have hidden somewhere, waiting to ambush us.”

“I’m ready for him.”

Jany reached them, and Nancy and Sheila after her.

“We have a chance to escape! Stop following him! We need to leave here right now!” said Jany.

Sheila and Nancy stood there, breathing heavily.

“If we continue straight, we will find the path to the correct trail after about half an hour or so,” said Nancy. “We came from that way.”

“Did you listen to her?” said Jany quickly. “Let’s go!”

“If you guys want to leave, you’re free to go,” said Mia. “I’m following this Ripper to end his terror.”

She turned right where Lucas had just turned a few minutes ago and slowly walked farther on that path, glancing around as she went.

Oliver watched Mia walking away, his face wearing a blank expression.

Jany glanced at Oliver and then sighed in disappointment.

Sheila and Nancy exchanged a look of worry.

Then Oliver walked after Mia.

Jany stepped forward and stepped back in an instant.

“What’s happening?” asked Sheila.

“We can escape. I so desperately want to run away from here. However,” said Jany, “they saved my life. I don’t want to leave them with the Ripper. I think we should stay with them. At least, together, we may defeat the Ripper.”

Nancy tried to speak something, but her words failed her.

“We will do as you tell us to,” said Sheila.

Nancy looked at the path that led to freedom. Then she looked at Mia and Oliver disappearing down the path where Lucas could ambush them at any moment.

She sighed in disbelief. Then she said, “Alright! Let’s go after them.”

Sheila and Nancy followed Jany as she began walking after Oliver.

After less than half a mile, Oliver and Mia halted and exchanged a look of shock. The path was a circle, and it had led them back to the clearing where the skeletons hung from the trees.

“Look how many people he has killed,” said Oliver, looking at the skeletons swaying in the breeze. “Don’t take this chance! Let’s just escape. We still have time.”

Jany walked a few steps forward and stood beside Oliver.

“Holy fuck! Do all the paths lead us to the Ripper’s killing places?” she said.

Sheila looked around in panic.

Nancy began sweating as horror escalated inside her from top to bottom.

“I will take revenge,” said Mia through gritted teeth. “Every soul will get justice today.”

Sheila and Nancy exchanged a look of horror and surprise.

The look on Jany’s face clearly showed a hope that Mia would change her mind. However, Oliver knew Mia wouldn’t stop now, because she already made a commitment to finish off the Ripper so that every other adventurer could return from here safe and alive.

Mia walked forward, slowly and carefully.

On her next step, the forest sounded with an echo of the Ripper’s chilling whistle.

The group looked around in fear.

“I dare you to reveal yourself, motherfucker,” shouted Mia. “You scared of me, you pervert?”

The whistle stopped.

Mia walked forward, Oliver after her and Jany and her friends after him.

They continued walking for a couple dozen steps until they reached another intersection. Mia looked down the left path, but she couldn’t see Lucas. She was about to walk down the right-hand path when she heard a scream from behind her.

The Ripper had Nancy in his arm. The other hand clasped the machete, and the machete was pointed at Nancy’s neck.

Where did he get the machete from? Oliver wondered. He must have returned to the place where it fell.

Mia made a motion to run at him.

“Don’t even think about it,” he warned her, “or I’ll kill her.”

About the Author:

Jaydeep Shah is an avid traveler and the author of gripping horror, thriller, and romance stories. As a bachelor’s degree holder in Creative Writing, he aims to entertain as many as people he can with his stories. He is best known for Tribulation, the first book in the “Cops Planet” series.

In addition to those books, The Shape-Shifting Serpents’ Choice, Jaydeep’s first young adult flash fiction written under his pen name, JD Shah, is published online by Scarlet Leaf Review in their July 2019 issue. Currently, he’s endeavoring to write a debut young adult fantasy novel while working on a sequel to his first apocalyptic thriller, Havoc.

When Shah is not writing, he reads books, tries new restaurants, and goes on adventures.

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marisela zuniga said...

This sounds like a very interesting book!

Jacqueline Smith said...

can't wait to read it.