Title: Until the Morning
Author: S.C. Wynne
Genre: New Adult Romance
Length: Novella (62 pages)
Publisher: Wynne Wynne Publishing (October 16th 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: When Peter Thompson’s best buddy, Brandon Ray discovers there’s a fraternity in town willing to pay two hundred dollars to anyone who spends Halloween night in old Scarborough Manor, he drags Peter and dorm oddball, Creepy Connor along to keep him company.
It isn’t long before the boys figure out why no one has ever lasted the entire night in the terrifying place. Peter and his pals can only hope they’ll live to regret their decision.
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OMENBQ0
Review: Short, Scary, and just Steamy enough to be great.
Brandon loads his car up with candy and booze and heads to the local “Haunted House” on Halloween night with his roommate Peter and loner Connor in hopes of winning a couple hundred dollars.
All they have to do is spend the night in the basement of said house and take a picture with the angel statue that is there. The house is beyond creepy, and cold, but what really sets this trio off is when they take a look back at their selfies with the required angel only to see something truly evil.
First Brandon goes missing, and then they find a seriously fiendish doll in the attic just before they receive a visit from a couple of ghosts. Peter and Connor decide to hold up in the basement, hoping Brandon is playing a trick on them.
The evenings events quickly catch up with Peter and he drifts off wrapped up in a warm sleeping bag, and Connor’s arms. What they share has to be a dream, right? Peter will be sure to ask Connor, if they can find their friend and make it out of Scarborough Manor alive.
What a fast, fun little scary story! The setup was spectacular; three would be dumb college kids getting drunk and bingeing on junk food then passing out and waking up two hundred dollars richer. Aside from the demonic angel statue, a couple pestering poltergeist, a fucking psycho doll worthy of casting in Annabelle and an ages old entity that is pure evil… it really was a solid plan.
I loved the mystery off the story, where was Brandon? Who were the ghosts? Were they helping or hindering? And the romance was the perfect balance amid the storm inside this house of horror.
A must read for fans of spooky stuff with a bit of romance sprinkled in there to ground the overall story.
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