Scariest Places on Earth: The Catacombs of Paris

Paris is known as the City of Lights–a beacon of fashion, romance, and culture–but beneath its cobblestone streets lies a dark secret. Hundreds upon hundreds of ancient quarry tunnels, filled with the remains of more than six million dead. The French call this vast labyrinth Les Catacombes, and there’s a section open to the public, if you’re ever in need of a good dose of the macabre. On the other hand, why not just curl up in bed and read a chilling novel set in their dark depths? It’s guaranteed to keep you turning the pages late into the night!

A section of the Catacombs of Paris that is open to the public.

Click a button below to read a preview from the Shadows award-winning novel The Catacombs, Book 2 in the World’s Scariest Places series. Enjoy!

The Catacombs (World’s Scariest Places)
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Scariest Places in the World: Suicide Forest in Japan

At the foot of Mount Fuji lies Aokigahara Jukai–better known in the West as Suicide Forest. It’s 13.5 square miles of dense forest, little wildlife, and decomposing bodies…a whole lot of them. Up to 100 are discovered there in any given year. It’s a dark and forbidden place (I know from firsthand experience!), and worthy to be on any list featuring the scariest places in the world. 

A sign at the entrance to the forest urges travelers suffering depression to turn back and seek help.

Click a button below to read a preview from the USA Today bestselling novel Suicide Forest, Book 1 in the World’s Scariest Places series–and discover for yourself what all the fuss about the forest is about.

Suicide Forest (World’s Scariest Places)
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Mountain of the Dead – Available for pre-order!

First off, thanks to those generous enough to offer their time as a beta reader. Your feedback was greatly appreciated!

Having said that, Mountain of the Dead (book 5 in the World’s Scariest Places series) is now available for pre-order at a discounted price  on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo etc.

Finally, here is the blurb:

THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Fact: During the night of February 1, 1959, in the remote reaches of Siberia, nine Russian hikers slash open their tent from the inside and flee into a blizzard in subpolar temperatures.

Fact: By morning all are dead, several having suffered gruesome, violent deaths. What happened to them has baffled investigators and researchers to this day.

It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.

Now, an American true-crime writer seeking answers to the enduring mystery sets out to retrace the hikers’ steps on their fateful expedition. However, nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover…

“Voracious readers of horror will delightfully consume the contents of Bates’s World’s Scariest Places books” – Publishers Weekly