I recently read Fourth Degree Freedom by Libby Heily free in exchange for a review. It's a set of five short stories ranging from inspirational to truly creepy. Fourth Degree Freedom is very emotive.
The first story is Thank You For Calling, and it's about a young women fighting to keep her sanity. Penelope is very relatable. She hates her job, never sees her spouse and just needs a break in life. Can she hold it all together?
The Event is the second story. Here's where things start to get creepy. The Event is a day where the government forces kids to execute the elderly. It's like something from Tales From the Darkside or The Twilight Zone. A shuddersome tale right up my ally.
The third story is Fourth Degree Freedom. The plot involves a couple who have a half human-half monster son, David, who they keep locked in the basement. Christina, David's sister, is his only hope. An emotional story where I wanted to cry and smile and felt repulsed in a matter of a few pages.
The last two stories are inspirational. The Last Six Miles is about a women who loses her husband and has to find her way back to happiness. A nice ray of hope to anyone who has ever felt less than.
She Floats is the last installment. This short story combines the eerie and heartrending. A woman wakes up to find herself in complete darkness. Not only that, but she is also locked and submerged in a tank. A man watches as she fights for her last 20 minutes of life. Will she make it?
I really liked the collection as a whole. Each story was captivating and leaving me wanting more. The theme flowed together. As they say, "Don't judge a book by it's cover."
If you want more, download Twist, Turn, Burn by Libby Heily. It's a free ebook available on Smashwords. I am totally gonna read it.
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Libby-Heily/e/B005HBXAOU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1