Length: 88 Pages
Release date: March 6, 2019
Synopsis: In the apocalyptic fallout of the burned world, the screecher is a massive beast evolved to kill and built for survival. One screecher abandons its home among the crushed remnants of a city and moves to explore the wider world. Unbeknownst to it, one of its surviving nephews decides to tag along.
Far away, across the dusty sand dunes, three men flee the smoldering ashes of their community along with their regrets, looking for a new place to survive.
These two stories, of screechers and humans, alternate and dance around each other before the creatures and men intersect and weave into one story.
In the scorched remains, everything struggles to survive. The end of the world produced mutated monsters beyond imagination. When worlds collide, when man meets monster, who will survive in this new world?
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review
Screechers was a fun read that I devoured all at once. I thought the creatures that roamed this apocalyptic earth were cool. I always enjoy seeing what a writer decides will remain and manage to survive. The encounters with the creatures were tense and provided some interesting turns in the story. There was an interesting set of dynamics between Austin, Denver and Brooklyn. It was disheartening to watch these men struggle to work together, while the creatures did the opposite to survive. I guess no matter how bad it is, some people can’t get on the same page, even if it means surviving…
Kevin J Kennedy, biography
Kevin J Kennedy is a horror author & editor from Scotland. He is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot, and the publisher of the best selling, Collected Horror Shorts anthologies, 100 Word Horrors, Carnival of Horror and The Horror Collection. His stories have been featured in many other notable books in the horror genre. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.
He lives in a small town in Lanarkshire, with his wife and his two little cats, Carlito and Ariel.
Keep up to date with new releases or contact Kevin through his website: www.kevinjkennedy.co.uk
Christina Bergling, biography
Colorado-bred writer, Christina Bergling knew she wanted to be an author in fourth grade. In college, she pursued a professional writing degree and started publishing small scale. With the realities of paying bills, she started working as a technical writer and document manager, traveling to Iraq as a contractor and eventually becoming a trainer and software developer. She avidly hosted multiple blogs on Iraq, bipolar, pregnancy, running. In 2015, she published two novellas. She is also featured in the horror collection Collected Christmas. Bergling is a mother of two young children and lives with her family in Colorado Springs. She spends her non-writing time running, doing yoga and barre, belly dancing, taking pictures, traveling, and sucking all the marrow out of life.