Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense: Summer Special #2 / 2020 (Cirsova Summer Special) Kindle Edition
Just Don't Open the Door
By MARK PELLEGRINI
Sean lives next to a weird house with bricked-up windows and an overgrown yard... One day, he sees the strange man living next door leaving in a panicked hurry, offering one brusque warning!
The Greenery Has Come Again
By PAUL LUCAS
James's childhood home is no longer his own, and returning proves an uncanny experience as the mystery surrounding the giant tree his mother named Yggdrasil blooms like the greenwood itself!
By SCHUYLER HERNSTROM
Codename Joker: he's the best at what he does-wet works ops against the reptilian aliens that eat human flesh! Can he keep his perfect record when a bystander gets caught in the crossfire?!
By VONNIE WINSLOW CRIST
At Port Crystal, the facility director's daughter is...not her daughter! Can Radko Urban get Sally Brogan, who was kidnapped as an embryo, off the station before they're both made?!
Shakespeare Among the Stars
By JILL HAND
Lured onto a space cruise by romantic letters from a handsome holo actor that turned out to be part of a marketing campaign, Kivrin has run out of money and is stuck working the waste tanks!
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
By TONY BEAULIEU
A young girl's parents die mysteriously while investigating a strange book: The All Story! When Paige Hamil finds her parents' notes and The All Story, Valvidian Corp agents aren't far behind!
By LAUREN E REYNOLDS
Polluted yet picturesque, the streams and creeks near Andy and Joey's small town attract their fair share of partying teens despite the disturbing rumors and legends-and deaths!
Scent of the Yaka Aka Yo
By J. MANFRED WEICHSEL Three castaways find themselves on a mysterious
island inhabited almost entirely by women... and their strange king who condemns the men to death by the sinister Yaka Aka Yo!
The Fourth Gift
By DAVID SKINNER
Baltasar, one of Ulrik's many Menders, diligently performs his task of recreating the Solar System-until a mysterious anomaly forming around the Moon threatens the outcome of the Plan!
By DONALD JACOB UITVLUGT
Zain, priest of the old gods, continues his trek across Leng in search of his brother and comes across a destitute village that has been deprived of its young by a mad flesh-crafting sorcerer!
The Last Day in Iram
By JAMES HUTCHINGS
You have had a vision that the city of Iram is doomed! The paranoid sultan is privy to the same portents, but refuses to allow any to leave the city-will you escape before the end comes?!
- ASIN : B087ZSJSHB
- Publisher : Cirsova Publishing (May 22, 2020)
- Publication date : May 22, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4857 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 383 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,019,846 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
About the authors
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
It doesn’t get much creepier than Just Don't Open the Door by MARK PELLEGRINI. The tension is built up brilliantly and the payoff equally so, with horrors lurking around every corner and every doorway. A simple idea masterfully realized in cosmic horror.
The Greenery Has Come Again by PAUL LUCAS is a familiar story, but with some very well realized imagery. The mice in the wall was a really well-done idea, and the story avoids being pigeonholed with an interesting perspective on the ‘machine’ side of man vs nature.
Mission 21 by SCHUYLER HERNSTROM was a fun romp in a world where a certain conspiracy theory turns out to be true. Fantastic action sequences and a great build up to the confrontation, but the romance felt a little phoned in and didn’t convince.
Sail Safe by VONNIE WINSLOW CRIST is a fun story and with some very well-done world building. The action sequences were convincing and the way our protagonist has to rework his plan as things go wrong is clever, but some of the reveals lacked punch.
Shakespeare Among the Stars by JILL HAND is alternately funny and melodramatic, fitting since it’s based around Shakespearean illusions. A quite literally colourful cast gives this story a lot of bang for its length, and was a quite fun read.
How I Spent My Summer Vacation by TONY BEAULIEU started a little weak, but much like the students in class you rapidly find yourself following along a great story of adventure, conspiracy, science and magic through the perspective of a child. Wonderful story.
Shallow Ripples by LAUREN E REYNOLDS was a great short read about the little towns, little dreams, and the horrors that some of never even dream of, but lurk just out of sight.
Scent of the Yaka Aka Yo by J. MANFRED WEICHSEL was trying very hard but wasn’t very good.
Rarely does one come across a story both intellectually brilliant and artistically beautiful. The Fourth Gift by DAVID SKINNER is absolutely one of that. A meditation on immortality, humanity, science, and struggle, it’s both a dense read and one utterly worthwhile.
The Sarcomancer by DONALD JACOB UITVLUGT is creepy, thrilling, and sad at different intervals. A very solid narrative about a priest confronting a madman amid a greater conflict, while also observing that the old ways aren’t always the kindest, and gods care little for the suffering of men.