Welcome back to Empire Fiction, and today, we're picking up from where we left off with the African American Best Seller Fiction Series from Amazon. This time, we're doing an Amazon book review of horror fiction, so this is for the adrenaline buffs and junkies out there. As usual, we went through Amazon Best Seller Rankings and book reviews on the African American Horror category. From this, we came up with these five grippingly chilling horror reads that will keep you checking under your bed at night for weeks!
Up at number five, is an exorcism story with a dash of drama and shockers that will leave your head spinning. After getting kicked out of her old apartment, Temeka turns to her best friend, Belinda, for temporary accommodation. However, it turns out Belinda doesn't know her friend as much as she thought she did. A series of malicious events orchestrated by Temeka leaves Brenda without a husband and a possessed daughter, La'Quishia.
Five years down the line, La'Quishia still struggles with the demons that her "Auntie Meka" left with her. First of all, there's the trauma of betrayal. As if losing her father wasn't enough, La'Quishia has become the laughing stock in her school, being bullied and alienated by her classmates. Secondly, there's the evil that her Auntie left with her. The evil spirits that possess her body, threatening to take her life. Her mother struggles with these atrocities and is forced to find a way to exorcise these malign beings trapped inside of La'Quishia before its all too late.
Next in line, is a vampire horror that will keep you at the edge of your seat. David is everything Jessica has ever wanted in a man. Smart, loving, supportive, funny... He is the full package. Still, something about him feels a little bit off. But then again, everyone has baggage, right? Jessica discovers that she has bitten off more than she can chew when the people dearest to her begin to die mysterious deaths. That's when David confesses that he had traded his humanity for immortality more than 400 years ago back in Ethiopia. And now, his "brethren" want him to leave his family behind so he could go back and join them.
David refuses the request, having found the love of his life. So, instead, he vows to invoke a long forbidden ritual that would allow him to keep Jessica forever. Jessica is shocked by the revelation and now finds herself wedged between a rock and a hard place. Either she gives in to David and loses her humanity, or she refuses and has her life taken by the immortals chasing after David. One thing is for sure, though. Whatever she chooses, her life will never be the same.
Coming in at number three is a thrilling novella made to be read in one sitting. Reginald Write is an African American liberal with little to no tolerance to nonsense, rudeness, and racism. He is known for his creative profanities and low expectations for humanity in general. His wife, however, is the exact opposite. They're two opposite sides of a coin. It's no surprise that their marriage is taking a tumble for the worst.
Fed up with his situation, he plans a getaway to the Ponocos. Reginald, being Reginald, expects the worst out America in his road trip. And, his expectations are fulfilled... So much so, that his trip quickly manifests into a living nightmare. Reginald finds that he has to wake up from his own harbored darkness if he is to make it out of this trip alive.
The second runner up for this list is a #1 Amazon Best Seller in its category. When Atticus Turner's father goes missing, he takes a road trip with his Uncle George and childhood friend, Letitia to go see Mr. Braithwhite in his manor out in New England. The Braithwhites once owned one of the Turners during the dark ages of slavery. However, Atticus and his crew encounter at the manor is enough to shake the strongest of souls to the very core.
Atticus finds his father at the Manor, chained and imprisoned at the behest of Samuel Braithwhite and his son. They have formed a secret and malicious cabal centered around white supremacy, wicked superstition and a thirst for "black" blood. And this is all centered around Atticus's lineage. Unfortunately, Atticus discovers that the only chance for his father's salvation is also the seed to their very destruction.
Filling in at the golden spot for this post is a suspense-horror, also identified as a #1 Amazon Best Seller in its category. Del Lereaux is an orphaned girl who just moved to St. Augustine with Jimmy, a mentally handicapped boy in her care. Her hopes to a new start at life bloom there until a dark spirit rises from the abyss of the Louisiana swamps. Evil creatures rampage through the city, preying up lost souls, and Del's is at the top of the list.
Del is baffled when she finally learns the shocking truth of her heritage. Now, she has a choice to make. Either she forfeits the unique gift bestowed upon her to embrace the dreams she craves for, or she embraces the seductive power of darkness that her true destiny holds and deals with the grave sacrifices as they present themselves.
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