Horrors Of The Mind

A Paranormal Experience

Fiction - Horror
328 Pages
Reviewed on 03/12/2019
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Author Biography

Before becoming an award-winning author, H.E. (Lainie~) Kline was a former Federal Official Court Reporter who specialized in realtime expert, medical, and scientific testimony. Kline is an RPR, RMR, CRR, and has a Bachelor's in English ... "I write fiction," Kline says, "to creatively intertwine nonfiction into contemporary paranormal romance, crime fiction, mystery, science fiction, and horror in a concerted effort to give a 'voice' to those whose voice may have been forgotten or lost in translation" - Boston.com

A Special Message to All Readers Past, Present & Future: I would like to thank all of the readers who have taken the time to reach out to me after having read one of my "crazy" (as my kids would say) supernatural stories, either on Twitter or Facebook, and who have now become my friends. Connecting with you has been the single most rewarding experience of my life (except, of course, for raising three children) ... please friend me on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/helana.kline.39 or follow me on Twitter @https://twitter.com/heKline or contact my website: http://helanakline.wixsite.com/immolation

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

Are you ready to open your mind to the possibility that the weird and unexplained tales of folklore and legend could actually be true? This collection of three disturbing novellas in Horrors Of The Mind by H.E. Kline will make you ponder if the impossible is possible, if myth is fact. The first novella begins with The Dream, where we meet Lacy, a nine-year-old girl who dreads falling asleep because that is when the constant nightmares begin. She is transported to Auschwitz, and experiences the Holocaust first hand. In The Haunting of the Hockomock Swamp, there is an unexplained outbreak of horrific seizures among the children of a small town, where each one seems to be tormented by a native American Indian. Journalist Janie is sent to investigate but what she uncovers is far from a medical problem, and is connected to a significant time in American history. The third novella, Immolation, sees father Doug King innocently pick up a hitchhiker, which sets in motion a terrifying ordeal of bloodthirsty killer cats, including his own.

The author's writing style reminded me of Roald Dahl's novel Tales of the Unexpected, where the weird and wonderful are a possibility. This collection of stories is a masterful creation of twists and turns, building suspense and taking you on a roller coaster ride of chilling surprises. Each of the stories had strong characters that you could relate to. The historical and medical detail is well researched. The author knows how to trigger fear and dread in the reader; he can certainly draw you into the mystical world of the paranormal. There are spine-chilling details within each story that transport you into the characters' world. The characters are believable and three-dimensional. I loved the relationship between Janie and Alan in the second novella, as it gave some light relief from the suspense of the main plot.

Each of the three novellas was compelling for different reasons but each pondered the question 'what if?' What if these events were to happen? Immolation has to be my favourite of the three. The moment Doug picked up the hitchhiker, I felt that sense of dread that something terrible was going to happen and I was not disappointed in the slightest. These stories will play on your mind and you certainly want to read this book with all the lights on and check under the bed; you never know what could be lurking.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Horrors Of The Mind by H.E. Kline is 'A Paranormal Experience' like no other. Three stories, three different tales of nail-biting horror, each connected by one common thread. Terrifying nightmares, Native American shapeshifters, and phantom hitchhikers all meld together to bring you three stories that will have you questioning your beliefs, even your own sanity as each explores a supernatural theme in a unique way. Terrifying nightmares leave Lacy battling for answers she may not want to hear. Janie and Alan investigate the horrors of the Hockamock swamp while Doug picks up a hitchhiker that changes everything – including his cat. Enter a world of twisted, scary stories that will leave you with more questions and a few sleepless nights!

Horrors Of The Mind: A Paranormal Experience by H.E. Kline is a truly terrifying series of stories and it isn’t until you reach the end that you realize the connection between them. Each story is a standalone that focuses on one area of the paranormal and I guarantee the hairs will stand up on the back of your neck while you read. The historical detail is thorough and the inclusion of old legends just adds another dimension to the stories. Kline has a very vivid imagination – I may never look at my cat in the same way again! The plot of each story just flows along so nicely and the descriptive prose got right into my mind. Be prepared to be scared witless and thrilled to bits – just don’t read them at night, especially when you are alone (or with a cat for company!). Disturbing, hair-raising, spine-tingling tales that will stay with you for a long time. I highly recommend this for fans of the supernatural and horror.

Lex Allen

Horrors Of The Mind: A Paranormal Experience by H.E. Kline is a fascinating trip through three separate stories that ultimately link together in a surprising way. In “The Dream,” a young girl suffers from exceptionally vivid nightmares. She is afraid to sleep and takes extraordinary measures not to sleep. Her attempts occasionally fail and each time, the dreams return. In “The Haunting of Hockomock Swamp,” an investigative reporter seeks the story behind children succumbing to inexplicable seizures in a Southeastern US town. She stumbles on Indian lore and an ancient curse that she feels duty bound to exorcise. The third story will surely send goosebumps and not a little adrenaline-based fear into the hearts of cat owners. These cats are vicious and perhaps possessed? Find out in the third and final story, “Immolation.”

H.E. Kline compares well with some great horror writers of our time. She has a vivid imagination and the talent to set the scenes and accentuate them with high levels of suspense, fear, and surprise sent straight into the reader’s mind and heart. Kline is adept at placing historical events and truths into a fictional story, or as Stephen King is quoted to have said: “Fiction is a lie. Good fiction is the truth within the lie.” But horror is only part of the package in Horrors Of The Mind: A Paranormal Experience. As the title suggests, there are large amounts of paranormal activity as well as mystical or metaphysical here. You’ll find some romance and a dash of the supernatural, too. All in all, Kline is an author to watch, a writer of significance that will someday join the “household” names.