How would you feel if your new stepfather gave you this as a “Thank you for letting me into your family” gift? If you tried to run for the hills, that would be the right reaction because Edgar is up to no good.
My good friend and wonderfully talented writer JH Moncrieff‘s first horror is out today from Samhain books. “The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave” is part of the Childhood Fears collection and believe me, you’re going to be glad you didn’t read this as a kid.
Sometimes evil looks like a fuzzy teddy bear.
Still grieving the untimely death of his dad, ten-year-old Josh Leary is reluctant to accept a well-worn stuffed teddy bear from his new stepfather. He soon learns he was right to be wary. Edgar is no ordinary toy…and he doesn’t like being rejected. When Josh banishes him to the closet, terrible things begin to happen.
Desperate to be rid of the bear, Josh engages the help of a friend. As the boys’ efforts rebound on them with horrifying results, Josh is forced to accept the truth—Edgar will always get even.
Warning: read during daylight hours only.
JH also has a free novel for newsletter followers. I happen to have an inside scoop of what she’s working on next, and believe me, you want to know about it.