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review 2020-05-11 18:31
Dark Celebrations by Calvin Demmer @CalvinDemmer
Dark Celebrations - Calvin Demmer

I have read some of Calvin Demmer’s stories and Dark Celebrations is an anthology that may make you want to party…or not.

 

Dark Celebrations

Amazon / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Dark Celebrations is not my first foray into Calvin Demmer’s world and I look forward to going wherever he wants to take me in this collection of stories.

 

I was going to review each story separately, but with Covid -19 around and being cooped up for six weeks now, I find my motivation running a bit empty. So…

 

I enjoyed all the stories and spending time in the world of horror and the supernatural. Calvin Demmer is skilled at crafting tales that give me the creepy crawlies,making me glad that it is fiction.

 

Wantta party? The door is open. Come on in. But, lock the doors and turn on the lights.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Dark Celebrations by Calvin Demmer.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars

 

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review 2019-10-21 17:39
Monday Mini – The Town That Feared Dusk by Calvin Demmer @CalvinDemmer
The Town That Feared Dusk (Short Sharp Shocks! #17) - Calvin Demmer
The Town That Feared Dusk (Short Sharp Shocks! Book 17)

Amazon / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Sylvia was searching for a good story to kick off her journalism career and almost immediately I thought I knew how the story would go…but not quite. Calvin Demmer wasn’t going to make it quite that easy for me.

 

Suicide Bridge…36 cases. Why had she never heard of it before?

 

I can guess. There’s something going on and everyone in town wants to keep it a secret.

 

Suitably creepy for an easy reading short story.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Town That Feared Dusk by Calvin Demmer.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos3 Stars

 

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review 2018-09-23 14:26
The Sea was a Fair Master 5* book review

The Sea was a Fair Master

Calvin Demmer, 2018

5* Book review

 

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads: “The world’s fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules; a school security guard discovers extreme English class; and a man understands what the behemoth beneath the sea commands of him.

The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.”

 

I love horror shorts, short films and short stories. Some are downright terrible, while others are terrifyingly great. It’s surprising what can be packed into a 5 minute video of a few pages in a book. I’m one who loves to be scared, I want to be clinging onto my fiancé Andy, the child in me scared of what might be lurking behind the sofa or under the bed. There is a damsel in distress within me who loves the feeling of being protected by my man during scary scenes.

 

This collection of short stories from Calvin Demmer titled ‘The Sea was a Fair Master’ is quite frankly a masterpiece.  I would absolutely love to see a few of these, Hangman and Trashcan Sam in particular, expanded into novellas if not full novels. Within the pages of ‘The Sea was a Fair Master’, are great stories; I was genuinely unnerved by a few.

 

‘Hangman’ is one of my favourites from the collection. An unsettling tale of the ‘Extreme English’ class, one class you absolutely cannot fail. The penalty is death.

 

Another I particularly liked was ‘Graves’. This is a sad story of death and the struggle to move on. This is one that tugged on the heartstrings a little.

 

‘Trashcan Sam’, now this is an interesting one. I would love to read more of this, to see where it started and how it develops. This is creepy world of garbage looters and the random oddities they find in peoples trash. It’s rather disturbing I thought, and possibly my overall favourite. It’s hard to choose as they are all so good.

 

You can find ‘The Sea was a Fair Master on Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sea-Was-Fair-Master-ebook/dp/B07CT4KNB3/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537707584&sr=8-1&keywords=the+sea+was+a+fair+master

It’s also free via Kindle Unlimited.

 

Check it out, please, it’s worth your time.

 

5/5 I LOVED IT

Lesley-Ann (Housewife of Horror)

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review 2018-07-31 18:46
The Sea Was A Fair Master by Calvin Demmer
The Sea Was a Fair Master - Calvin Demmer

Sorry for my lack of anything. I was on vacation and intended to do so many things and did none of them. I had fun in the real world though. Now, back to my regularly scheduled thoughtless reviews:

 

This is a collection of little short stories or as they’re better known “flash fiction”. There are 23 of them and when I realized how short they were I have to admit I was super worried that they’d be a waste of my time. I mean, I have trouble with a lack of a complete story in a novella, never mind a story that is only 2 pages or so! But once I started reading them I was no longer worried. These stories are eerie, creepy, sinister, sometimes bleak or funny and always creative and best of all they are COMPLETE! One or two even almost made me get teary. How the author managed to do that with so few words is beyond me but I’m glad he did and I can easily recommend it for any weird fiction and horror fan. 

There’s a little something for everyone here and I wasn’t disappointed with any of the stories but, of course, there were some I liked better than others. I'd say my least favorites were the two having to do with the sea. Here are my favorites with vague little recaps. 

Restroom Finds is filled with gory gorgeousness and is set during the aftermath of an apocalypse. All I have to say is, when are people finally going to listen to Agent Mulder and Trust No One?! And that means absolutely NO ONE!

Underneath is a darkly demented, humorous little tale about a man and his wife that still makes me laugh when I think of it. But perhaps there is something wrong with me!

Yara Damn this one. This one made me go all bleary eyed when I least expected it.

Revenge of the Myth Krampus comes a-calling and you can bet I loved this one. It’s complete but I’m greedy and I want it expanded into a novella! Who can ever get enough of the sexy Krampus, lol.




The One is a weird little voyeuristic look into the desperation of a homeless man willing to do the most awfullest of awful things in order to win the hand of the woman he loves. It’s gruesome and it’s fun, if you’re a weirdo.

Letting the Dead Grow A cemetery grounds keeper takes his macabre garden very, very seriously using the materials he has on hand.

Graves Oh, ouch this one stings the heart until it’s dead. 

If you like this sort thing, I suggest you grab a copy of this collection. Each story is like a little present, and most contain an unexpected nasty little surprise inside. What more could you want?!

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review 2018-07-17 21:49
One Sentence Review – The Sea Was A Fair Master – Calvin Demmer @CalvinDemmer
The Sea Was a Fair Master - Calvin Demmer

 

I love anything to do with water, so when I saw the title, The Sea Was A Fair Master, I had to see what these 23 short stories by Calvin Demmer were about. I look forward to some thrills and chills and invite you to join me.

 

The Sea Was a Fair Master

 

Goodreads

 

Amazon: US | UK | Canada | Australia | Germany | Italy | Spain | France | Japan | Brazil | Mexico | India | The Netherlands

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MY REVIEW

 

Nowhere is safe in these 23 flash fiction pieces where the sea rules and it won’t let you forget it, but there is so much more – zombies, The Peeper is a fave, love that Krampus made an appearance, proves that clowns are creepy, your not so run of the mill murders – from Heaven to Hell and back again there is something for everyone in these quick yet chilling snippets of life in the world of horror that are written with humor, wit and a bit of the macabre and I found myself smiling at these stories that prove a few well written words can scare your pants off.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Sea Is A Fair Master by Calvin Demmer.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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  • You can see my Giveaways HERE.
  • You can see my Reviews HERE.
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  • If you like what you see, why don’t you follow me?
  • Leave your link in the comments and I will drop by to see what’s shakin’.
  • Thanks for visitingl!
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