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review 2017-10-17 19:37
The Green Eyes of Jealousy: A Short Story - Nicole J Merchant

What do you do when the person you're blood bound to protect is the person you fear the most?


Holy Moly! This story is creepy! This wonderfully written short story was perfect for a Halloween season read. It's only about an hour's read time, and in all honesty, I'm not sure I could've taken much more of the darkness held within these pages. It's rather like a train wreck - I wasn't sure I wanted to see, but couldn't look away. Considering the length of this tale, I won't go into details so as not to give spoilers, but I was amazed at how well the author conveys Katherine's terror, anguish, and utter helplessness as the story progresses. The creep factor always goes up when kids are involved and inside these pages, I found a nightmare to rival the likes of The Omen.

If you enjoy a good, scary tale, but are easily frightened, read this one is daylight! I'm glad I did. 

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review 2017-09-30 03:33
Quick second chance/reunion love story
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley: A Regency Short Story - Collette Cameron

This is a second chance at love. Olivia followed her family loyalty while Allen nursed his hurt feelings over being rejected. Despite the time that has passed, Olivia's hopes build but she worries about how she is seen by others. Allen follows his heart, not his head, when he sees her. I loved their honesty as they speak of their feelings. I enjoyed this story, and I look forward to reading the next in the series.

This is my unsolicited review.

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text 2017-09-29 01:57
Halloween Bingo - Darkest London
The Adventure of the ‘Western Star': A Short Story - Agatha Christie

My book for the Darkest London square is The Adventure of the 'Western Star' by Agatha Christie. It's a short Hercule Poirot mystery that takes place entirely in London.



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review 2017-09-18 17:30
Pale and Crimson #Halloweenbingo2017
Pale and Crimson: A Dystopian Horror Short Story (The Outsider Chronicles Book 0) - Kayti Nika Raet

For a short novella this book packed a punch and has me wanting to read the next book. 

So we are introduced to two brothers who want to eventually help kill these creatures called Slithers. Well when they learn that one of them is on the train they are traveling on that is when curiosity killed the cat and all those around them. 

Just pick this up so you can read it yourself and see if reading about Slithers sound good to you!

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review 2017-09-13 22:17
A solid short-story, scary and chilling, and a great introduction to the author’s writing.
HER: A Horror Short Story - Danielle Rose

It is a bit difficult to write this review without sharing any spoilers, as the story is very short indeed. Blink and you’ve missed it. Despite that, it is atmospheric, intriguing, and fairly dark (although there’s no gore involved at all, so don’t worry if you’re squeamish).

The author uses many of the tropes of horror novels and films (an old gothic-looking property, a ghost story, night, cold, a daring young girl who refuses to show others she is scared) and puts them to good use.

The story is not long enough for us to get a great insight into the characters, although we easily identify with Avlynn, as we see all that happens from her point of view, we hear the screams, we realise our roommate is not there, we wonder which way we should go and we face… (No, I’m not telling you what). The twist at the end is perhaps not totally unexpected but it works very well and makes the story all the more chilling. Yes, we should remember that we ignore some warnings at our peril.

A solid short-story, scary and chilling, and a great introduction to the author’s writing. Recommended to anybody who enjoys ghost stories, especially to those who like short reads and don’t want to get bogged down in too much backstory.

I was given an e-copy of the story as part of a blog tour organised by Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR and I freely chose to review it.

Thanks to Lady Amber and the author, thanks to all of you for reading and remember to like, share, comment, click and REVIEW!

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