In the small town of Streinersburg, Ohio a normal Tuesday morning begins, but it doesn’t stay that way. As the workers of Walker’s Glass — a struggling factory — settle in to their daily routine, all hell breaks loose when there is an explosion.
Millions of shards of glass are blasted through the factory, cutting and killing all the workers. As help arrives, something terrifying starts happening… The bodies start to come back to life. Soon a horde of zombies ravenous for human flesh are walking the streets of Streinersburg, shimmering in the sunlight as they look for their next meal.
The town must find a way to survive as they all ask the same question: What was in the glass and where did it come from?
From the minds of Jim Bronyaur and Rebecca Besser comes a new series that explores some of our darkest – and strangest fears. Everyone has a fear. Some have many, but we all have a fear that curls our toes, causes our breath to catch in our throat, freezes us to the spot. It’s usually referred to as a phobia and the authors of Crystallophobia – Fear of Glass (Series of Fears #1) are setting out to explore these fears starting with Crystallophobia, the fear of glass.
Our story is set in a tiny town in Ohio. It’s a typical morning, some townsfolk getting their cuppa joe at the local diner, children preparing themselves for a visit with the grandparents after school and, as with any small town, some gossip going on with the neighbors after sending their husbands off to work in the glass factory. What happens next and why it happened is the mystery. The glass factory explodes peppering all the workers with tiny sparkling shards of glass killing them…the catch? These dead men begin to get up and eat the living who have come to help them. Imagine a hoard of sparkling zombies ripping and tearing at your neighbor…creepy, huh? (Now before you think…”oh great! more sparkling monsters”, allow me to let you in on a secret. These zombies are mean, they eat, they kill and they are not “vegetarian” zombies (no offense meant toward vegetarians))
The characters in Crystallophobia – Fear of Glass (Series of Fears #1) are excellent. Very realistic and believable for a small town society. There were some characters I totally related to and some I just wanted to be or, at least, be friends with. Rebecca and Jim take us on an edge of your seat journey through the town ravaging, rampaging and causing great destruction. Gorey details and visual imagery are used to make one cringe in disgust.
I definitely recommend Crystallophobia – Fear of Glass (Series of Fears #1) it is an excellent start to what could very well be a fantastic series.
You, too, can begin your adventure exploring your deepest, darkest fears by picking up a copy of Crystallophobia – Fear of Glass (Series of Fears #1) via Amazon for Kindle by clicking the cover image above or for Barnes & Noble nook owners go (HERE)
Learn more about Rebecca Besser and her other work by visiting The Official Website of Author Rebecca Besser or stalking her tweets on Twitter: @BeccaBesser. Similarly visit Jim Bronyaur’s site titled Jim’s World of Horror & Music & Stuff and he’s also on Twitter: @jimbronyaur
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