Woodcutter’s Grim Series by Karen Wiesner

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For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter’s Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless…and the terrors would escape to the world at large.

 

Wood Cutter's Grim Anthology 1
Volume I {Classic Tales of Horror Retold} (Books 1-3 and The Final Chapter)

For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter’s Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless…and the terrors would escape to the world at large. This collection includes Books 1-3 in the series along with The Final Chapter.

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GENRE: Fantasy/Horror    ISBN: 978-1-925191-25-7    ASIN: B0107P4RLA     Word Count: 97, 525


 

Book 1: Papa

A horrifying rendering of “Hansel and Gretel” in which revenge is served up sweet… Less than a year after Rand left his family for Amy, his ex-wife and two children are killed in an accident. Ever since then, Amy has had terrible nightmares in which Rand’s children return to exact revenge. When Rand convinces her to come away with him to an isolated cabin in the woods, Amy’s guilt-filled nightmares turn into pure horror.

ISBN: 978-1-925191-21-9    ASIN: B0105IPMWW     Word Count: 24,957

 


 

Book 2: Blood of Amethyst

A blood-curdling answer as to why the childhood-nightmare creature Rumpelstiltskin so wanted a child of his own…

Amethyst Phillip’s father–her only family–disappears in Woodcutter’s Grim’s evil woods. Town Sheriff and Guardian Gabe Reece sends out a search party and eventually they find the body, completely drained of blood. A devastated Amethyst refuses to do anything but carry on all by herself in the isolated area she grew up.

But something strange is happening, and Gabe realizes it every time he drops by to check on the woman who’s held his heart for long years. She’s grown pale, cold. She’s sleeping all the time, waking only in the night, when her taste for blood overwhelms her. Then Gabe becomes aware that something in the woods is calling to her, something that’s stealing her life…

Gabe will face his deadliest foe yet when the woman he loves falls prey to a nameless creature who wants her very soul.

ISBN: 978-1-925191-22-6    ASIN: B0107P4Z80     Word Count: 22,661

 


 

 

Book 3: Dancing to the Grave

Loosely based on “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”. The children of Woodcutter’s Grim are changing…and only one person, music teacher Diane Anders, realizes the truth. Can she and her husband, Kurt Jones, a member of the ancient lineage of the Protectorate’s Chosen Seven, save them and the future of their town?

ISBN: 978-1-925191-23-3    ASIN: B0107P55DE     Word Count: 34, 416

 


 

 

The Final Chapter: The Amethyst Tower

Loosely based on “Rapunzel”. The isolated maiden meets her knight in a time-traveler who’s come into the future to rescue her from the Warlock Lord holding her captive in the amethyst tower. Where else but in the fairy-tale-horror town of Woodcutter’s Grim?

ISBN: 978-1-925191-24-0    ASIN: B0107P4JSG    Word Count: 16, 207

 

 

 

 

Volume II {Classic Tales of Horror Retold} (Books 4-7)Woodcutter's Grim Anthology 2

For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter’s Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless…and the terrors would escape to the world at large. This collection contains the four-book miniseries within the Woodcutter’s Grim Series dealing with the curse on the Shaussegeny family.

Moonlight Becomes You (Book 4) {romantic paranormal}

Bewitched (Book 5) {romantic paranormal}

One Night of Eternity (Book 6) {romantic paranormal}

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ISBN: 978-1-925191-31-8    ASIN: B010NLRW7E     Word Count: 77, 399


 

 

Book 4: Moonlight Becomes You

Very loosely based on “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”. When her child becomes deathly ill and none of the doctors and specialists can help him, Heather Rowe rushes to Woodcutter’s Grim, hoping the boy’s father can help their child. But Lance Shaussegeny’s explanations terrify Heather, even though she’s intensely attracted to him all over again. She soon learns that nothing in Woodcutter’s Grim–including Lance–is what it seems.

ISBN: 978-1-925191-27-1    ASIN: B010PNL7SU     Word Count: 20, 881

 

 


 

 

Book 5: Bewitched

Very loosely based on “The Little Mermaid”. Glynnis Shaussegeny becomes bewitched by the mystery man who appears out of nowhere on the abandoned property across the lake from her family’s estate. But does Aric Sayer have even more dark secrets than she does?

ISBN: 978-1-925191-28-8    ASIN: B010N9GLM8     Word Count: 21, 468

 

 


Book 6: One Night of Eternity

Very loosely based on “The House That Jack Built”. The curse pronounced on the Shaussegeny clan for all time was very clear: “Because the Shaussegeny name has long been synonymous with faithlessness, even unto your own chosen mates, only one chosen mate will be allotted to each of your kin henceforth. These chosen mates must also fall under the family curse, but these pairs will know true peace when they become one. Herein lays your salvation–and your damnation. Only if each of your clan remains faithful to their chosen mates in word and deed for all of their days will they have blissful contentment. Apart, mates shall be restless and forever unsettled, gripped by a sadness and despair unlike any other. A terrible fate will come upon the one who breaks the mate covenant.”

Gavin Shaussegeny has broken the covenant with his wife, Marnie, by cheating on her, and the betrayal carries a harsh penalty and punishment. Although Gavin regrets his faithlessness and loves his wife more than anyone or anything else, the house that he’s built for himself is rapidly beginning to tumble down around him. There is only one chance for salvation for him now: Only his mate’s undeserved forgiveness will free him from his punishment to re-live his betrayal over and over for all time.

ISBN: 978-1-925191-29-5    ASIN: B010PNLHHG     Word Count: 16, 977


Book 7: Beauty is the Beast

Very loosely based on “Beauty and the Beast”. The Shaussegeny family curse came with one final pronouncement: “And now there is but one manner in which this curse can be broken and obliterated entirely: That beauty falls in love with the beast and vice versa, that evil loves good and good loves evil. If this should happen, your family shall be released from each aspect of my curse and your alliance with evil shall be ended.”

Ransom Shaussegeny attempts to cure the family of the curse they live under. Instead, he becomes a werewolf trapped in his beast form and isolates himself inside the family fortress. When he meets Tess Moore, a beautiful enchantress, and falls under her spell, Ransom no longer knows who or what is real–or whether the evil in Woodcutter’s Grim is about to have the last laugh by dooming him, the woman he loves, and his family for all time…

ISBN: 978-1-925191-30-1    ASIN: B010PNLKCI     Word Count: 18, 513

 

The Deep 3d coverBook 8: The Deep

Very loosely based on “Metamorphoses: The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue” by Ovid. Cheyenne Welsh can’t forget her past and the disappearance of her younger sister. When she returns to Woodcutter’s Grim to sell the family property she grew up on, she’s confronted with all the nightmare-realities of her childhood, still alive and well, still right where she left them–down in the darkness the Deep dwells inside. Her home…Read More

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GENRE: Fantasy/Christian Romance/Horror    ISBN: 978-1-925191-42-4    ASIN: B018TKSYF0     Word Count: 51, 396

Hunter's Blues 3d coverFuturistic Novel: Hunter’s Blues

Loosely based on “Little Snow White” by the Brothers Grimm.

The year is 2093. When the evil in Woodcutter’s Grim unleashed with a vengeance fifty years ago, humans turned into ghouls that avoided the sun and water…and had the innate instinct to contaminate others with their evil. In no time at all, the evil spread and wiped out most of the world’s population before the Protectorate–the guardians sworn to protect Woodcutter’s Grim and those outside against the evil pervading it–came up with a way to hold the threat at bay, not completely but enough to save those few left. In these years, everything has changed, from occupations to marriage. A curfew has been imposed and all live within the heavily-fortressed walls on the Shaussegeny Estate. Few children are born and those that are have a mutated form of dwarfism that makes them barren. Protectorate hunters patrol the world outside in the daylight. They are the last of humanity with no idea how much future they actually have left.

Unofficial Guardian and hunter, Reece Pallaton, wonders what it’s all for and whether he’ll lose everyone he cares about in this endless battle. Fellow Protectorate Brethren, Mishell “Shell” Anderson insists that they can find a cure, a way to survive and push back the evil, that life will someday go back to normal. But Reece is beginning to believe that the battle he and what’s left of humanity are waging can never be won…until he discovers the source of the evil, the mirror that’s only the opposite half of the “glass darkly” world he lives in, and his own terrifying connection to both.

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GENRE: Fantasy/Horror/Futuristic    ISBN: 978-1-922233-97-4    ASIN: B075XJ12SC     Word Count: 72, 140