REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Dark Screams Volume 3 Short Story Collection

Dark Screams, Volume 3

Short Story Collection

Horror/Suspense

Book Description

Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Darynda Jones, Jacquelyn Frank, and Brian Hodge contribute five gloomy, disturbing tales of madness and horror to Dark Screams: Volume Three, edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the celebrated Cemetery Dance Publications.

THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF FREDDIE PROTHERO by Peter Straub
A mere child yet a precocious writer, young Freddie records a series of terrifying encounters with an inhuman being that haunts his life . . . and seems to predict his death.

GROUP OF THIRTY by Jack Ketchum
When an award-winning horror writer on the downward slope of a long career receives an invitation to address the Essex County Science Fiction Group, he figures he’s got nothing to lose. He couldn’t be more wrong.

NANCY by Darynda Jones
Though she’s adopted by the cool kids, the new girl at Renfield High School is most drawn to Nancy Wilhoit, who claims to be haunted. But it soon becomes apparent that poltergeists—and people—are seldom what they seem.

I LOVE YOU, CHARLIE PEARSON by Jacquelyn Frank
Charlie Pearson has a crush on Stacey Wheeler. She has no idea. Charlie will make Stacey see that he loves her, and that she loves him—even if he has to kill her to make her say it.

THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS STRETCH FAR AWAY by Brian Hodge
When Marni moves in next door, the stale marriage of Tara and Aidan gets a jolt of adrenaline. Whether it’s tonic or toxic is another matter.

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MY THOUGHTS: 4 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS

This is a fine collection of scary short stories.  While some offer more chills than others ( I wouldn’t read Nancy alone at night), they all had great twists and led to pretty cool conclusions.

My favorite story is probably Nancy by Darynda Jones.  It’s the story of a high school girl who seems to be tormented by a poltergeist–but when a new girl in town tries to help her, she discovers a shocking secret.  This story was rather scary…I DID read it late into the night and kept looking over my should to make sure nothing was there!

Another great one is I Love You, Charlie Pearson by Jacqueline Frank.  As the story of a young boy who seems to have a very creepy crush on an older girl unfolds, you get squirmy and by the end you have your mouth open in shock…because the ending was definitely unexpected!

Dark Screams Volume 3 is a gathering of perfect little bites of fiction, and as you finish one story you’ll definitely be ready to move on to the next one.  Reader beware!

 

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The giveaway is for a $25 e-gift card to the e-retailer of your choice,

plus a copy of Dark Screams, Volume 3.

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About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on May 29, 2015, in book tour, books, free, Giveaway, reading, review. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Everyone is mentioning the Charlie Pearson story – it must be REALLY creepy!

    I’m glad you enjoyed this collection. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  1. Pingback: Dark Screams, Volumes 2 and 3, edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar, on tour May 2015 | TLC Book Tours

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