Hello all! Hope your Labor Day weekend was fun and full of good food! Apologies for being late in the blog this week…have several irons in the fire, besides working on my novels and short stories for anthos, as well as radio blogs coming up soon! (will keep you posted!)
In the meantime, check out this fantastic review on ‘Kill for a Copy’, an anthology by the great Dark Chapter Press!
Yours truly has a little gem of my own in here, and I’m honored to be listed with a horrific (I mean that in a good way, guys!) group of authors who are as immersed in the blood and guts of inciting terror as much as I am!
So, once you feast your peepers on this review, don’t hesitate…grab a copy and see for yourself!
Oh, and then…please leave a review of your own!
From the offset Rollins and Keane catch our attention immediately by grabbing us around the literary scruffs of our necks with their tales Home Sweet, home and Bon Appetite respectively. Both of which are well written and examples of authors understanding the truest concept of horror.
I wont mention all of the stories, but the collection continues and shoots off in many different angles and introduces sub genres. Each story told with a unique spin and delivery. Here is my pick of my favourite five;
Be Careful What You Wish For by Sharon Higa – a short but punchy tale of an ill fated hitch hiker.
Bovine Rule by SL Dixon – horror meets dark humour as the cows start to go wild.
Tactile Living by Audrey EL Coots – This clever story brings us a woman living her dream lifestyle with the help of a state of the art virtual reality game. What could possibly go wrong?
The Herald Of Our Times by Matthew Teah – an extremely well written story about an apocalypse scenario, written from a totally unique perspective.
Towards the end of the collection we see the intensity being increased until it explodes into the final story in the book, a story which i found a particularly uncomfortable read – And trust me, I do not scare easily!
Hell awaits by Feind Gottes – a story that just about nailed my entire worst fears in the most horrible way possible.
In summary, a great release from a fairly new press that really showcases the talents of some great undiscovered writers.