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

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part XII By David Marcum

This collection holds the record for the largest collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories.  The Publisher, through these books, helps to support two organizations, The Stepping Stones School in the UK and the Happy Life Children’s Home in Kenya. From the first story in this collection, you are submerged in Holmes as it starts with … Continue reading The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part XII By David Marcum