White Trash & Recycled Nightmares delivers tasty nuggets of dark fictional stories with plenty of twists.


The Description

Publication Date: October 10, 2023

A workaholic splits his time between home and hotel rooms until an anonymous cryptic message arrives, setting off a wrinkle in the time continuum and slowly shredding his sanity. Elsewhere, a woman’s jealousy over her spouse’s connection with their only child boils over, leading her to see monsters everywhere except the mirror. University fraternity brothers discover that a cruel prank has dire consequences but the full extent of their punishment is yet to come, while an intrepid hiker explores an abandoned Cold War facility hidden within a Massachusetts mountain only to realize that military secrets aren’t the only things buried within. From witches, wendigos, and werecats to sirens, sadists, and serial killers, Rebecca Rowland serves readers a twenty-tale meal of cosmic, creature, and quiet horror in platters heaping with unsettling trepidation. In Rowland’s long-awaited follow-up to The Horrors Hiding in Plain Sight, a lighted room provides no safe haven, and in the darkest corner of the basement waits a ravenous dread. The most sinister objects of fear are never truly discarded…just repurposed. Includes a foreword by Mary SanGiovanni.

The Review

Twenty short stories packaged together with a compelling title bring readers into a world full of dark irony and gripping storylines.

Courtesy of author Rebecca RowlandWhite Trash & Recycled Nightmares delivers bite-sized stories with a lasting punch. Her deft writing brings characters to life while they navigate circumstances tinged with horror.

With the first story, “Layover,” the author introduces a man who travels for work. A cryptic postcard sets off a series of events that will stun readers. Her approach is to provide the basic framework for each story, but she adds unexpected twists that take the action in a completely different direction.

“White Trash” features a group of teens with a terrible secret. Rather than facing a round of questions by the police, one teen makes a disastrous choice.

Each one of the stories starts off in a typical fashion and then takes off in an unexpected manner. The sense of the unpredictable shines throughout the collection.

White Trash & Recycled Nightmares delivers tasty nuggets of dark fictional stories with plenty of twists.

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About The AuthorRebecca Rowland is the dark fiction author of two fiction collections, one novel, a handful of novellas, and too many short stories. She is also the editor of seven horror anthologies, and her speculative fiction, critical essays, and book reviews regularly appear in a variety of online and print venues. A New England native, Rebecca has lived all over Massachusetts and as a result, chooses to torture most of her characters there



Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


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White Trash & Recycled Nightmares delivers tasty nuggets of dark fictional stories with plenty of twists.5-STAR REVIEW: WHITE TRASH AND RECYCLED NIGHTMARES by Rebecca Rowland