Dead World [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Shannon Rouchelle
eBook Category: Romance
eBook Description: After Dennis Campbell has a tragic accident that leaves him hospitalized for a month and his son dead, he has horrifying dreams. He visualizes a place called Dead World and sees his son pleading at the dark gates. Dennis, who has suffered a recent divorce, decides to buy a house in the country and start a new life. He begins to hear strange noises and witnesses apparitions. The haunting continues until one night, Dennis discovers a secret room in his basement and another world through the concrete wall. With the help from his friend, Henry Murphy, they enter into a whole new world. It is in this dark and dangerous place, their mission begins. But the clock is ticking. They only have ten days to complete their journey or they are stuck in Dead World forever.
eBook Publisher: eXtasy eBooks/Devine Destinies, Published: 2011, 2011
Fictionwise Release Date: April 2011
He turned down the volume on the remote control and listened. A mild shudder took place below. He felt the slight vibrations of the floorboards beneath his feet. Dennis clicked off the TV and followed the noise. He stood at the picture window, which overlooked the backyard. Headstones were shadowed in the moonlight's glow. Should I dare enter the cemetery after dark? Dennis contemplated this action and then decided against it. He waited, almost afraid to move. Then he felt the quake again. He went to the head of the staircase and listened. Creak, creak. Someone or something moved in the basement. He bit his bottom lip. The footsteps below grew louder. Dennis turned on his heel and entered the kitchen. He stood on the threshold of the entrance that led to the basement. He had to go down. If anything, he had to do this for his son. If Ryan really was in Dead World, Dennis knew he would be the only one who could save him.
Taking a deep breath, he started down the creaking stairs. Once at the bottom, he stood on the concrete floor. He was about to move forward when a cold sensation brushed past him. Dennis stood frozen in fear. A broad wisp of a figure floated toward the bedroom and stopped. It turned around and stared hard at him. The moment it did, Dennis screamed. It was George Traster! Then he turned around and disappeared. Dennis couldn't remember walking toward the door, but the next thing he knew, he stood outside with his sweaty palm on the handle. "Come on, you can do this." The knob turned easily in his hand and the door creaked open. With uneasy steps, he entered and fumbled to turn on the light. He pulled the string and the room came into view. Nothing had changed. The old shabby bed and dresser were the only furniture left. Then his eyes scanned the mess on the floor. Rubble from the loose concrete wall lay scattered on the ground.
As the thunderous noise moved near, more concrete rubble fell to the floor. Dennis reached over and pulled on the light string. He stood in total darkness. The small filter of white light he had seen the first time he had entered this room, engulfed it. The tiny peephole had obviously enlarged. Dennis eagerly knelt to the floor and peered through the gap in the wall. The hole had definitely increased in size. An eerie white fog rose from the ground. Dennis adjusted his eyes and peered through again. He thought he saw a shadow pass only inches from where he sat. What the hell is on the other side of this wall?
He took a deep breath and moved in closer for another look. He heard voices and the distinct sound of horse's hooves. He strained to see more, but the white fog lifted. All he perceived was utter darkness. Another chill engulfed his body.
"Daddy, help me! Where are you? They're going to find me!"
"Ryan!" Dennis had the sudden urge to knock the wall down. He needed to find the sledgehammer. He had one stored on a shelf in his garage. Dennis slowly backed out of the room and ran up the stairs. Tonight he would enter Dead World and rescue his son from an eternity of hell.