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Tuesday Apocalypse

Vicy Cross

Out of Print

In the war-weary year of 1940, just one rundown hospital survives London's collapse. Sister Barbara, a nun and volunteer nurse, inspires hope in her patients, but that faith is shaken when an unidentified aircraft explodes near the hospital. The half-eaten corpse beneath the mangled wreckage appears to corroborate the pilot's story that some sort of "tentacle-monster" attacked his plane. However, Sister Barbara pushes these dangers aside and plunges beyond the rubble when the man she loves disappears in the wastelands.

She discovers a bloodstained beauty in his place—but the girl's outward innocence hides a voracious sexual appetite, and an even more disturbing secret. One by one, the terrified patients vanish from their beds. Titillating tentacles lick the hospital walls at night. And the dreams, always the dreams, drawing Sister Barbara deeper into a well of madness. She suspects she and the other women at the hospital are transforming into something... unholy. Sister Barbara knows she must figure out what before the evil in their midst consumes them all.

2 November 1940 (Saturday, 8:46 P.M.)

Lord, help me! The pilot is screaming, and I am too afraid to help him!

I watched his plane explode in midair. It crashed into the bakery next door, and I now fear Mrs. Tuttle's husband might be dead. That sweet old man had been working in the bakery all day, preparing loaves for the patients' rations tomorrow.

Oh, God, how will I break the news to Mrs. Tuttle that she is a widow?

I can only see spitting red flames and blackened rubble. Both the pilot and Mr. Tuttle are doomed.

I do not know if the pilot was German or RAF, but I dare not investigate myself!

Dr. Duckworth refuses to search for survivors anymore, and so the task will fall upon Rob, Joyce and me, if either man is to be saved.

Oh, Lord, the pilot is not dead after all—he is howling even louder outside my window! I can make out the man's body twisting and writhing in the flames! He sounds hysterical and so terribly frightened. Oh, God, he is dying! Burning alive! Never before have I heard a man scream like this—such a haunting, chilling sound!

He is attempting to crawl away from the skeletal remains of his plane, but his legs are mangled and a bright, pulsating light consumes them. Fire coils around the man's hips as if to wrench him back into the bowels of the blaze and devour him!

I am shaking. My pen quivers and my palms have become slick and clammy from sweat. I cannot breathe.

I do not know what to do! If the pilot is a Nazi, surely he will shoot me the moment I announce myself and try to help him. But what if I am wrong? What if the pilot is in the RAF? Either way, I cannot remain hiding in Reverend Lotts' study like a coward any longer. I must help that pilot and find Mr. Tuttle! I must save them because I am a nun and a nurse, and because it is my Christian duty to help people.

I hear Rob's footsteps in the hallway now. He must have heard the screams; he must want to save the man, too.

0 - Sally at Beauty In Ruins
"Personal, intimate, and full of atmosphere, Tuesday Apocalypse is a magnificent story that works on so many levels (or perhaps layers) - romance, drama, erotica, and horror. This is not a story that bounces around between those genres, but which embraces them all, and blends them together, often within the same scene. This was just a gorgeous story, and one that is bound to give you the chills - and I mean that in every sense of the word."

0 - Bob at Beauty In Ruins
"Vicy Cross can tell a story. Her words collide together and string out pure prose writing that makes you want to read again. "In my dream, Mrs. Tuttle played the pipe organ in the cathedral. Her fingers assaulted the keys until the ivory was stained with blood . . . I remember Mrs. Tuttle's crazed smile even as her fingers turned to pulp on the keys." Tuesday Apocalypse is a romance erotica and a historical masterpiece with a Lovecraft-ian touch of a parasite tentacle monster. I'm not going to give a huge description of the book. Read the synopsis and trust me this will be a book you will give you a memorable read. With Cross's likable characters and amazing writing."

Length

51,000 words

Release Date

Book Type

Novel

Categories

Heterosexual, Lesbian

ISBN

978-1-62757-029-9

Cover Art

Nathie Block

Keywords

M/F, F/F, dark themes, death, historical, horror, non-con, tentacles, virgin, World War II