The 13: Surreal Tales

Happy Sunday everyone. Today I am featuring a New Release Announcement for a good friend of mine in the author community. International Bestselling Author Stephanie Ayers is releasing her third book in her The 13 series today. Check out the excerpt provided by her below and make sure to go grab a copy. If you haven’t read any of the three The 13 books yet you will find links to the other two provided below. They are on sale for 99 pennies so make sure to grab these awesome books before the sale ends.


From The Haunting of McLean Manor

Darkness blotted out the sun and cast shadows over the swing. Becca thought nothing of it because there had been plenty of clouds in the sky when they’d decided to have a picnic in the secret garden. Lily had climbed into her treehouse and serenaded the trees when the darkness broke through.

“You are my lovely, you are my happy place, you are my always,” Lily sang. It was the same song Becca had sung to her as a baby. It was really the only song she sang. “You are my every…”

Lily’s voice dropped off abruptly. She stomped out onto the ledge of her treehouse. “Hey, mom,” she called. “You think I could fly?” She dipped a toe off the edge of the platform as if testing the temperature of water before a swim.

“What? No, not without wings. Now step away from the edge, please, Lily dear.” Becca’s heart lurched into her throat.

Lily did as she was told. She laid down on the platform and stuck her head out. “What if I had wings? How high do you think I could fly?”

Becca shook her head. Lily had such an imagination. “With wings, you could fly all the way to the moon.”

Lily laughed. “To the moon and back!”

The sun burst through the canopy once more, leaving a halo on Lily’s head. Becca clapped her palm against her forehead and looked at Lily. “Higher than the moon, my love. You could fly straight to the sun and back.”

The sun disappeared again, and the shadows settled in. A chill ran up Becca’s spine. Lily had gotten too quiet. “Lily?”

No answer.


One heart beat. Two heart beats. Three.

“Lily?” Panic edged her voice.

“Look, Mom! I have wings!” Becca looked up just in time to see a dark shape lurking behind her daughter, who had indeed made herself a set of wings. “Becca! Step away from the edge, now!” Panic rose like bile in her chest.

“Do you think I could fly now?” Lily remained where she was and spread her arms wide. She lifted her face to the sky and flapped her wings. Becca panted, her ever vigilant eyes watching the darkness behind her beloved child.

“Lily! Do as I say! Come down from there, now!”

Lily put her arms down and looked at her mother. “Fine,” she said, letting her body fall forward.Street Players Surreal - Copy

The Book

The 13 Surreal - CopyHaunted spaces and creepy places, music from beyond the grave, otherworldly encounters, a deadly basketball game, and more…

This collection of surreal tales ventures into the paranormal as you’ve never read them before and will turn your dreams into nightmares that haunt your every thought. Down, down, in the depths they fell, bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.

What keeps you up at night?

This is the third book in the 13 series.

Can you survive all 13?

Purchase Your Copy Today!

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The Author

StephStephanie Ayers is an international bestselling author who writes speculative fiction, where horror and fantasy collide. A self-proclaimed word whisperer, she is a unicorn disguised as a human living in southwestern Ohio and a member of the Ohio Writers Association. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn’t doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows.
Her debut novella, Til Death Do Us Part, was published in 2013, and her work appears in several anthologies and collections, notably Absolution, Flash Fiction Addiction, and the upcoming Bending Time. She currently has two serials to her name, the stand-alone horror volumes of The 13 series and her new high fantasy, the Destiny Defined series, which debuted March 7, 2019.

Her favorite quote is: “The blank page is a canvas on which the writer paints a story.”-Stephanie Ayer

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Check Out the First Two Books in The 13 Series

The-13 Illusory Evil underwater pixies, Vampires, Norse gods, lycans, puppeteers, ghosts, psychopathic neighbors, and more…

These 13 enchanted tales will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading them. You’ll second guess everything, check your closets before sleeping, and peek over your shoulders by day. Down down in the depths they fell, bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.

Enter if you dare…

This is the 1st book in the 13 series.

Can you survive all 13?

Purchase Tales of Illusory Here!

41257801_537619226691500_7410917420153438208_nDon’t read alone!

Killer watermelons, murderous jewelry boxes, centenarian sea whisperers, creatures of myth/legend, and more…

This supernatural story collection will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew. At night you’ll hover under your covers while looking over your shoulder in the day. Down, down in the depths they fell; bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.

This is the second collection in The 13 series.
Will you survive all 13?

With foreward by JM Ames and poetry by Stacy Overby.

Purchase Tales of Macabre Here!

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