A woman weighed down with the secrets of her past meets the young girl who will teach her to love again. But something inhuman is watching them both...
Being laid off sucks. But now Claire has the time to do her friend Darlene a favor. Darlene's kid, Melody, has been coming home with some pretty wild stories about the Catholic grade school she attends. And when Melody goes missing, Claire knows she has to be the one to find her.
The demon Araknagoth knows all of Claire's secrets. It knows her weaknesses. And it knows about her desperate search for Melody.
BORROWED FLESH ... a story of demonic doppelgangers, the dusty shadows and forgotten sins of a repressive Church, and a kidnapped little girl. Open the book, turn the pages, and shiver your way through BORROWED FLESH.
"Scary, sexy, yet redemptive. The notion hovers around the edges of it all, a dawning thought whispering under every line: it’s real. It’s all real. I’ll tell you something, Sylvia Shults gets inside your heart and puts you in a thorny place in the middle of a night where death might be just a stage, but suffering could be forever."
-- Lawrence Santoro, Bram Stoker Nominee and author of JUST NORTH OF NOWHERE
"A year ago, I read THE DREAMWATCHER in a hot and dank basement, feeling dread and excitement at the same time, because that's what I do when I find a new writer to admire. I've just finished BORROWED FLESH, this time reading it on a bench in broad daylight, downtown Chicago, tourists all around me, certainly not an empty basement where the crack of an ice cube in my glass would make me jump. And yet I had that same feeling as I read Sylvia Shults' words, flowing as if from that hot and empty cellar, apprehension sandwiched between hope and humanity. The chill down my spine was not coming from Lake Michigan. I'm looking forward to reading a new summer freezout every year by this fantastic author. Do not pass this book up."
-- Wayne Allen Sallee--author of FIENDS BY TORCHLIGHT
and I CAN'T COME CLEAN (Annihilation Press)