A Suspense-Filled Anthology for Halloween: Macabre Sanctuary

Macabre SanctuarySometimes it’s nice to take a step back and see where things all began. Fans of the Cathedral Lake series might be wondering about the legend surrounding the town name. You can find out the details in my new short story “The All Souls Ritual” in Macabre Sanctuary.

Join me there where you can read my supernatural tale, plus the frightening work of nine other talented suspense authors.

Thrills. Chills. Shadows and superstitions. Things that go bump in the night. Macabre Sanctuary boasts suspenseful fiction designed to elicit goosebumps and raise heart rates.

Learn the lore of a haunted island in Joan Hall’s “The Keeper’s House.”

Grapple with the undead while robbing graves Halloween night in Mae Clair’s “The Lady Ghost.”

Endure a hazing ritual unlike any other in Jan Morrill’s “Initiation.”

Deal with a demon at an All Souls’ Day celebration in my short story, “The All Souls Ritual.”

See what happens when you court death in the wild in Pamela Foster’s “A Good Place to Die.”

Battle zombies and cannibals in a quest to stay alive in Stacy Claflin’s “Wanderers.”

Travel back in time to witness the birth of true evil in Michele Jones’ “Ascent.”

Fear prophetic nightmares made manifest in K. E. Lane’s “Night.”

Come to terms with new ethereal realities in Harmony Kent’s “The Locked Door.”

Befriend a feline to extend earthly life in C. S. Boyack’s “There’s a Cat on My Grave.”

This collection from ten talented authors offers ghosts and demons, spirits and zombies, cannibals and killers… even a ferocious animal. Historical and contemporary tales of violence and fright keep readers on the edges of their seats. There’s something for everyone who loves spine-tingling, bone-chilling, blood-curdling stories.

Click here for download information.

14567557_10209456649126877_3651589108394507909_oThe All Souls Ritual. How bad could that be?

The new monk in Cathedral Lake has been busy inviting the townsfolk to a special celebration for All Souls’ Day. Some of the Puritanical residents are suspicious of his motives, but one by one they are being swayed.

Gideon Bradly has tried to keep an open mind, but when he and his neighbor see what’s really going on, their worst fears are realized. Can Gideon put a stop to the nefarious machinations of Brother Magus, or will he be too late to save Cathedral Lake?

Download Macabre Sanctuary to read “The All Souls Ritual” and nine other thrillers.

The All Souls Ritual



Do you like to read scary stories before Halloween? All year long? Or are they not really your thing? Let’s discuss the genre. Leave a comment below.

10 thoughts on “A Suspense-Filled Anthology for Halloween: Macabre Sanctuary

  1. I love a good spooky, shivery, creepy, goosebump read, especially in the weeks and days leading up to Halloween. I really enjoyed your short story “The All Souls Ritual.” The setting and time period were perfect for a chilling adventure. It’s been great being part of this collection and I’ve enjoyed all of the tales within. Cheers to all, and many, many thanks for your hard work in putting this together, Staci!

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  2. Staci, I enjoyed your story and learning the secret behind the old cathedral. Excited to be a part of this collection. I’ve always enjoyed a good ghost story and Halloween is the perfect time for this collection.

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