Cerberus Rising by Patrick C. Harrison III, Chris Miller, M Ennenbach

When the ONE horror author you are willing to read says, "hey, want to read something I did with these other two horror authors?" Of course I said yes.  I love the idea of being able to read some new authors and find some possible new books to read. It's like that sampler box of … Continue reading Cerberus Rising by Patrick C. Harrison III, Chris Miller, M Ennenbach

Mistakes by the Lake by Brian Petkash

Chronologically from past to present, this author presents a novella and collection of short stories circulating in Cleveland.   All of the stories are character-driven with Cleveland as the base.  If you are looking for happy endings – this is not it, but instead, through serious and intense characters, your heart is tugged through emotions.  At … Continue reading Mistakes by the Lake by Brian Petkash

Inferno of Silence (A Collection of Short Stories) by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi

This author is known for his intense and contemporary poetry.  In this collection, he is branching out into seven short stories and brings that fierce feeling to each one.  Using the depth of culture from his home country of Nigeria, he presents strong characters dealing with a myriad of life events.  The collection starts with … Continue reading Inferno of Silence (A Collection of Short Stories) by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi

Eat: A little push, a gentle nudge and you’ll do anything By Blake R. Wolfe

In less than 50 pages this author took me from a scary campfire tale, to a lull of mental questioning, to a scary creature, to horror and right past that to gross horror.  With no time to think or absorb, I was terrified. I’m not a huge horror or short story fan, but in this … Continue reading Eat: A little push, a gentle nudge and you’ll do anything By Blake R. Wolfe

Stories to Read by Candlelight By Patricia Worth, Jean Lorrain, Authors, Erin-Claire Barrow, Illustrator

This book is a translated version of stories from France in the 1890s.  The current author and translator did a wonderful job keeping the old-time feel of the read.  With the glorious use of language this is the perfect read for this time of year.  The stories have the edge of scary; you know that … Continue reading Stories to Read by Candlelight By Patricia Worth, Jean Lorrain, Authors, Erin-Claire Barrow, Illustrator

The Horse and Mr. Hyde (A Black Beauty Short Story) by Matt Ferraz

When I worked as a librarian my favorite stories for storytime were fractured fairy tales.  So when I read the description for this short story, I was keen to get started. Told from a clever point of view – the horse’s - this short story packed in a lot of legends.  What if Dr. Jekyll … Continue reading The Horse and Mr. Hyde (A Black Beauty Short Story) by Matt Ferraz

Love Fiesta Style: 17 Texas Short Stories by Various Authors

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you notice that I rarely read and review romance.  In fact there are only two romance writers that I automatically say yes to - one of them is Jessie Scott.  Of course,  when she approached me about reading this collection I said yes! Plus the fact … Continue reading Love Fiesta Style: 17 Texas Short Stories by Various Authors