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About Don Sloan
My goal with the Dark Forces Series is to present readers with a new and exciting horror and suspense thriller experience. View the first in the Series, The Sisters, by clicking on the cover image to the right.
In addition check out my new book trailer -- it's also on the right -- just click on the black square.
I am permanently disabled and, in addition to writing horror and supernatural fiction, I produce professional-quality book trailers. Check out my site at http://brilliantbooktrailers.com/
I currently live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with my wife and enjoy a cold glass of Chardonnay in the evenings, sitting on my back deck.
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It's not a rehash of the causes of stress, or boilerplate platitudes that you may have read elsewhere. It's an honest, in-depth piece of work that could significantly alter how you approach life.
In this book you will learn how to relieve stress, employ relaxation techniques, learn how to deal with anxiety -- even use the techniques for anger management.
There are many books on stress management, but few go into such useful detail on the subject. When you master these Ten Steps, you will have gone a long way toward relieving the anxiety that may now be your constant companion.
It's a short book by design. I wanted to provide some immediate relaxation techniques and help people -- just like you -- deal with stress -- right here, right now.
Here's what you'll learn in this book:
The secret to living one day at a time
Five proven relaxation techniques that really work
How to let go of failed relationships
Time management: organization is your friend
Abandoning expectations that can cripple your daily happiness
Adopting a unique spiritual outlook to begin living in the Now
How to make your faith work for you day to day
How to take advantage of medications that could change your life
Making a daily -- or weekly -- routine work for you
The keys to resolving problems with coworkers, family and friends
These are topics that many of us face in our daily lives.
Want to know more? Scroll up to the Look Inside feature on the left-hand side of this page and click on it. It will provide a preview of my easy-to-read style of writing.
In this book, two young people on vacation in a small New England seacoast town battle unspeakable horror and solve a hundred-year-old mystery. Fourteen Victorian mansions whisper dark secrets, and a dangerous Shadow roams up and down the wide, wintry boulevard in search of new prey.
Here's an excerpt from this well-written mystery/thriller:
Snow pellets blow white across the boulevard and up onto the wide, night-shadowed porch of the house just in the center of the block. Inside, past leaded glass doors and heavy oak furnishings, something moves.
Up the polished mahogany staircase, and up yet another flight to the third story something moves that has no breath, no warmth, no life.
There is a narrow passageway to the attic, locked behind a heavy door with steel bands. The shadow pauses at the door only long enough to pass cold fingers over the padlock. It falls heavily to the floor and the door opens. The shadow passes through, as quietly as a midnight breeze in an icy cold forest. Here, no light at all warms the creaking steps. It is darker than the inside of death.
In the attic, the bitter, knifing cold whirls and eddies around shapeless mounds of old memorabilia and the shadow moves silently to a dormer window. Cobwebs—spun by industrious spiders long dead—are brushed aside and a single candle is placed on the sill. And in the darkness a flame is struck.
Outside, the wind falls off to nothing, and snow drifts listlessly to the ground. The candle flickers briefly and catches, burning a pinprick hole in the vastness of the night.
Far out to sea, a single cry begins and then falls silent.
And in the dormer window, where the shadow has settled down to wait, the candle flares brightly and then goes out.
Nathan and Sarah must battle the mysterious dark forces that inhabit the houses that lie along Beach Avenue. They are The Sisters, and they are possessed by this terrible Shadow and its keeper.
Can the young couple's new-found love for each other weather the storms raging outside their homes and in? Will the dark terror that hunts them be successful or will the century-old curse that haunts these mansions spell its doom?
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