Horror, Thriller, and Suspense
A.R. Harris is another pen name under Ambrosia for her horror books that do not quite fit her flowery aesthetic. Truth be told, most of Ambrosia's early work was horror and paranormal projects.
These are the not so Happy ever after or fun, light hearted stories. These are books that cover sensative topic in a dark light and have HEAVY trigger warnings attached.
Content & Trigger Warnings Involved
Sundown is heavily based on the fact that there are sundown towns still existing in America. Being so there are extensive trigger warnings as this will not stray away from the racism displayed in these towns. Please be advised when reading this as it holds very sensitive topics, racial slurs and threats. Please take a look over the list before picking up this novel.
Racial slurs and Threats
Racial themes and descriptions
Heavy language that may be very uncomfortable
Blood and Gore
Murder and torture
Separation and Divorce
Working blurb. Will update soon.
While traveling home a couples car breaks down outside of a small town. Upon investigation in search of help, they come across some dark themes that they soon wish to escape. But with no working car, in the middle of nowhere, there isn't much they can do.
Will they last the night or will this be their last trip together?
What is a sundown town?
Sundown Towns are all-white communities, neighborhoods, or counties that exclude BIPOC and other minorities through the use of discriminatory laws, harassment, and threats or use of violence. The name derives from the posted and verbal warnings issued to BIPOC that although they might be allowed to work or travel in a community during the daytime, they must leave by sundown. Although the term most often refers to the forced exclusion of black people, the history of sundown towns also includes prohibitions against Jews, Native Americans, Chinese, Japanese, and other minority groups.
Although it is difficult to make an accurate count, historians estimate there were up to 10,000 sundown towns in the United States between 1890 and 1960, mostly in the Mid-West and West. They began to proliferate during the Great Migration, starting in about 1910, when large numbers of African Americans left the South to escape racism and poverty. As minorities began to migrate to other regions of the country, many predominantly white communities actively discouraged them from settling there.