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review 2017-11-03 00:38
My American Nightmare
My American Nightmare: Women In Horror Anthology - Azzurra Nox,Nicky Peacock

I'm late, as usual, reporting the rest of my Halloween Bingo squares...but this one was for Terrifying Women!

 

Ghosts, zombies, slashers, abductions, creepy dolls, and of course witches are included in this selection of creepy short stories. All written by women  My American Nightmare  contains everything from macabre to disturbing, perfect for Halloween time reading. With all stories set in the United States of America, some stories are historically set, some are current, the stories range from new horror to familiar retellings.    With all short story collections I enjoyed some stories more than others, however with Halloween right around the corner I gobbled up all the stories and appreciated the atmosphere that they gave to this time of year.  

One of my favorite stories was the Ballad of Sorrow and Lila which shows the power of strong feelings and why a bully never wins.

I also enjoyed The Pickman Sisters of Salem which will reverberate with any who loves Hocus Pocus.  

The last story in the grouping was a perfect send-off.  Mr. Button's Tea Party had a lot of elements, abductions, dolls and disfigurement; however, the creepiest part was that it felt like something that might actually happen to a person or a story you might hear about on the news.  This is one that I would have loved to see expanded upon. 


Overall, these short stories show that women in horror makes for a wonderfully spooky mix. 

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review 2017-10-29 00:36
My American Nightmare - Women in Horror Anthology
My American Nightmare: Women In Horror Anthology - Azzurra Nox,Nicky Peacock

This is a perfect for book to read this time of year. With Halloween Coming quickly. I had a blast scaring myself. This is an Anthology. it has 19 stories in the book. Each story is written by a different author. The stories run the range of every ghoul and goblin in the Halloween line up. From Ghost to zombies. These are short stories, but the creep factor grabs you quickly. There are several stories in this book I would love to read a whole book on. 

 

Picking a favorite story would be impossible for me. I really loved the first one, yea I know picking the first one is lame. But it is about a zombie apocalypse.  How a virus ends up effecting the whole country. The story takes place in Pennsylvania. A girl and her family are trying to escape their hometown but it ends up being too late. The mother gets sick first then the father. The girl ends up being alone and just as she forms a plan to escape she ends up with a sore throat. The first sign of being affected. I also have to admit I would love to read a full book on this story, it ended way to soon for me, but it really stuck with me. 

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photo 2017-02-11 05:25
No Sugar, No Spice, Nothing Nice.

2017 marks the 8th annual Women in Horror Month!!

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text 2016-02-10 14:05
Celebrating Women in Horror Month!

 

I'm reading the Bram Stoker Award-winning Sunglasses After Dark, by Nancy A. Collins, to celebrate the 7th Annual Women in Horror Month. If anyone would care to join me in reading this novel, which is considered a modern classic of the vampire genre, you can grab it on Amazon in Kindle format for just $1.99. 

 

If you're all set for reading this month, you should still check out what Women in Horror Month is all about. There are tons of events tied to the celebration and a massive blood drive.

 

See what Women in Horror Month is all about!

 

Grab Sunglasses After Dark for $1.99!

 

 

 

 

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text 2015-08-14 16:48
She Walks in Shadows: Upcoming Lovecraft Anthology features Women Battling the Ancient Horrors

(Originally posted on io9 by Shaenon Garrity)

 

New Anthology Has Women Fighting Lovecraft's Horrors. It's About Time.

 

H.P. Lovecraft was maybe not the most woman-friendly writer out there. His works teem oleaginously with many things, but not prominent female characters (although Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat and Mother of a Thousand Young, remains an inspiring role model for evil girls everywhere). But change is coming to the mythos: She Walks in Shadows, an upcoming anthology from Innsmouth Free Press, features an all-woman roster of 25 writers and almost a dozen artists writing and illustrating female-centric Lovecraft stories.

 

New Anthology Has Women Fighting Lovecraft's Horrors. It's About Time.

 

Some of the writers re-envision Lovecraft’s fiction from the viewpoint of his female characters, including Mother Hydra of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” Lavinia Whateley of “The Dunwich Horror,” Marceline of “Medusa’s Coil,” and even the landlady from “Cool Air.” Others feature original characters. Contributors were asked to avoid “the Asenath effect,” i.e., making every story about badass sorceress/antiheroine Asenath Waite, no matter how tempting it might be.

 

She Walks in Shadows is now available for preorder at $2 off the $15 cover price.

 

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