The Broken Darkness provides snack-size bits of horror similar to those found in the Tales from the Crypt television series.


The Description

Publication Date: July 14, 2023

In her debut collection, Theresa Braun explores the inner workings of the human heart and what it is we most desire—forgiveness, acceptance, love, fame, or merely to escape who we really are. Whether we are battling ghosts, demons, mythical monsters, the past, or other dimensions, we are really facing the deepest parts of ourselves. These thirteen tales of horror and dark fantasy may appear to be a matter of good versus evil, but they are all a reflection of the hidden corners of the soul that are often shades of broken darkness. The characters in these stories must face their inner and outer terrors, or else suffer the consequences.

The Review

Tales of horror take on another dimension when accessed via an audiobook. Author Theresa Braun shares 13 tales as part of The Broken Darkness.

Narrated by Will Tulin, the short stories share a common theme of characters who get stuck in situations where they must face the hidden darkness inside themselves.

Whether it is a woman who relies on magic to find her true love only to get caught up in a ghostly battle or a reluctant guardian angel seeking redemption, each set of characters has a message to convey.

Compiling the short stories together in an anthology provides readers 13 opportunities to connect with the author. “Guilty as Cell” delivers a horrifying play on words cautionary tale, while “Stillborn” focuses on a sinister plot at a hospital.

The length of each story is perfect, with the right amount of development. In addition, all the selections seem to belong together with the common horror or dark fantasy theme.

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About The AuthorTheresa Braun was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and has carried some of that hardiness with her to South Florida where she currently resides. An English teacher and adjunct professor for over twenty years, she shares her enthusiasm for literary arts with her students. In her spare time she enjoys painting, traveling, and ghost hunting. When she’s not writing or trying to save the world, she can be found looking for romance or shopping for antiques. In 2018 Unnerving released her horror novel Fountain Dead, a coming of age ghost story. Her short works have appeared in The Horror Zine, Sirens Call, Hardened Heartsand Best Indie Speculative Fiction: November 2018, Double Barrel Horror (Volume 3) and Emporium of Superstition.


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The Broken Darkness provides snack-size bits of horror similar to those found in the Tales from the Crypt television series.4.5-STAR REVIEW: THE BROKEN DARKNESS by Theresa Braun