Shed

Adult
Rated 4.89/5 based on 9 reviews
Simon and Rupert spend their days playing in the fields out near the old power station but at night, a visitor comes for them. Older brother Simon shoulders the burden of their stepfather Everett and his greedy dominion over their Mama. But the brothers must now stand together to heal the wounds of their real father’s departure and brace themselves for a harrowing showdown with Everett.

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Words: 28,520
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452341576
About Jason McIntyre

Born on the prairies, Jason McIntyre eventually lived and worked on Vancouver Island where the vibrant characters and vivid surroundings stayed with him and coalesced into what would become his novel, On The Gathering Storm. Before his time as an editor, writer and communications professional, he spent several years as a graphic designer and commercial artist. Jason is the author of more than two dozen short stories, several novellas and full-length fiction.

Currently, Jason is at work on new novels and stories in the Dovetail Cove world -- companion books to BLED and SHED.

His latest full-length novel, THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND, is out now!

Synopsis:

The saga began with The Night Walk Men, the #1 Kindle Suspense novella by Jason McIntyre. Now it continues with The Devil's Right Hand. And a war is brewing.

Meet Benton Garamond. He's lost. He careens through the wet streets of downtown Vancouver on a collision course with a dirty lawyer named Levy Gillis. He wants something from Gillis and he aims to get it.

Meet Donovan Lo, former drug kingpin and not bad with the ladies if you ask him. He's in hiding and has a plan to leave his empire for good. But something -- and someone -- aims to put a bullet through his last big score.

Now meet Sperro. He has a lot to say about his job, about Benton Garamond and about Donovan Lo. Sperro will be your tour guide.

"We are Night Walk Men, imbued with the lives of at least ten men, and we walk among you like a blur, unseen but often sensed or smelled like pollen in the air when you can't see flowers--or the tingle you get when the hairs on your neck stand up.

"If you hear footsteps on the parched earth behind you, or if dry autumn leaves scrape concrete with a breeze, that's most likely one of us, walking just a little ahead or just a little behind. If it's dark and you climb into your car and for once--for no reason at all--wonder why you didn't check the back seat for strangers, one of my brothers is mostly likely back there as you drive off.

"We are everywhere at once and nothing can stop us. We are Death incarnate, walking under long robes of black and chasing down the winds to read from a discourse that may be the last words you'll hear..."

Be prepared to shake The Devil's Right Hand.

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Reviews

Review by: John & Toni Rakestraw on April 06, 2011 :
Shed is an interesting little horror novella. Simon and Rupert are two young boys that must learn to face an abusive stepfather and a horror that visits them in the basement on warm summer nights.

The reader wonders how they can ever survive it, night after night. You begin to see how strong they really are, even at their young age. Will they find a way to save themselves and their mother from the nightmare that is their lives?

McIntyre has woven an intriguing situation here. Just what is causing that unusual infestation in the basement? Why does it only occur on warm summer nights? I admit, this book gave me the creeps, in a good way. While I wouldn’t want to trade places with Simon and Rupe, I was cheering for them to overcome their problems from the very beginning.

The book can stand a few minor edits, but overall, it is very well written. The author has picked a time that most of us can still remember, when families relied on the good graces of the father figure. If he was loving and kind, all went well, but if he was surly and abusive, every day was an accident waiting to happen.

If you like horror novels, or even enjoy being scared just a bit, you’ll enjoy Shed.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Ann Mauren on Feb. 04, 2011 :
Simon and Rupert are good little boys with a very bad problem: an abusive step-father. Told from the perspective of the younger child, ‘Rupe’, the injustice, misery and hopelessness which opens the story is a heartbreaking and emotional read. But the outworking of courage, ingenuity and resolve of these seemingly helpless little fellows is uplifting and incredibly satisfying. You’ll never root for a more deserving pair of underdogs than in this page-turner by master story teller Jason McIntyre.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Brenda Sedore on Nov. 14, 2010 :
Loved this short story. Great characters that pull you in right away. I don't know where McIntyre comes up with his ideas, but they are very imaginative!

My heart is wrenched for the terror of these two boys, and I cheer for their courage as they face something that even terrifies a grown man. The way they deal with their horrible step-father takes a lot of courage.

Great story! i couldn't put it down. I will be looking for more short stories from this author.

Highly recommended
(review of free book)

Review by: Mark Jacobs on Oct. 29, 2010 :
Once again, Jason McIntyre takes me for a wild, wonderful, maddening, creepy, inspiring ride, full of rich unforgettable characters. Good job!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Strange Love on Oct. 17, 2010 :
What a wicked and patient tale. The boys are as real as any you've met...and their horror is too. I ached for them...until the end. But I won't ruin that for you!
(review of free book)

Review by: Darcia Helle on Oct. 04, 2010 :
This is a short read but it's packed with creepy goodness! Simon and Rupert, the main characters, are young boys living in a heartbreaking situation. On top of the loss of their beloved father, they are dealing with an abusive stepfather and the family lives in near poverty. As if that isn't enough, there is something horrible living beneath their home!

But this book isn't all sadness and horror. The boys have a resilience and love for one another that transcends all their difficulties. Go ahead and download this one. You won't regret it!
(review of free book)

Review by: Sarah Star on Sep. 12, 2010 :
Managed to read Shed the other day in between patients ; )
Quite off putting having to stop though as you have really managed to have an irresistible flow to your writing. Anyhoo,Gave it my complete attention this morning.Very glad I did too!

Captured my imagination straight away,Simon and Rup were made very real and their tense,taught story won't let you go. Truly enjoyed this novella Jason,looking forward to more of the same : )

S*
(review of free book)

Review by: Shana on Aug. 11, 2010 :
W-O-W. The other review is right. I had to keep reading this until the end just to see what happened to the boys.

Going to have a look at this writers other books on here because this one was so good!
(review of free book)

Review by: Stucky on Aug. 05, 2010 :
Great read. Once you start, it's hard to stop turning the pages, so make sure you have time to get through it all.
(review of free book)

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