Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Freaky Flashes, an Anthology

Title:  Freaky Flashes
Author:  Assorted
Published:  October 31st 2012 by Breathless Press
Page Count:  55
Genre:  Paranormal Erotic, heat rating 4
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Book Blurb:

Death Day Anniversary by Lee Brazil
A newcomer to town follows urban legend to the cemetery- is he a willing sacrifice, or an unfortunate dupe?

The Sum of His Parts by Hank Edwards 
Scott Tallow awakens in a hospital, stitches holding him together. As a handsome doctor helps him heal, Scott comes to realize he's not quite himself.

Writing is a Socially Acceptable Form of Schizophrenia by Havan Fellows 
Almost everyone has an interesting story to tell. I've got numerous—and they've declared war against me.

That Special Feeling by Raven McAllan
Can you carve your future happiness in a pumpkin?

Andrew Calls the Dead by Dianne Hartsock
Love is powerful, but is it strong enough to raise the dead?

Make me a Sandwich by Lee Brazil 
When his roommate is away, distraction is just a horror movie away for Gregory...until the things that go bump in the night take over.

Destiny by Doris O'Connor
Can Arabella reach sanctuary, or will her dreams become reality?

Spin the Bottle by Raven McAllan
Aeons ago, Attric had been banished in disgrace. Halloween gave him the chance to redeem himself. Would he? Or was he doomed to live in a bottle forever?

The Birthday by Dianne Hartsock
Every birthday Cyrus visits the dance clubs with a surprise for the young men. This year, the tables are turned.

Strength's Curse by S.J. Thomas
Hunted through the night by a terrifying creature a young girl refuses to give up, but her strength will be her curse.

Reaping Darkness by Jamieson Wolf
As a new Reaper of Souls, Kale knows who Death is. He just isn't used to Death showing up in his dreams. When he does, Kale learns that attraction, even in dreams, can be very real indeed...

The Fog by Lee Brazil
Starting afresh in a new home in the valley should have helped Jeff leave memories of his lost love behind. Instead his dreams are filled with a passion that is terrifying in the light of day.

In the Shadows by Dianne Hartsock
He waits in the shadows; silent, hungry. Careful! He might be watching you.

My Review:

Holy Hannah! What a ride!

Each of the authors writes naturally. Every story has an easy to follow flow. They are also quite well written. They mix the supernatural with the natural to create unique bites that carry you away. There are some extremely unique ideas in many of the stories in this anthology. They made you think, made you feel, made you want, hell, some even make you laugh. You get drawn into each and every mini world. You may not get to know the characters well, and you may not spend days on end immersed in their worlds. Those factors are not relevant to this work. Each author takes you on a quickie that you lose yourself in for the time it takes to read them. Every story is brought to completion in its own way, bringing you there right along with it.

The different stories in the anthology mesh perfectly together, creating an awesome way to spend a couple of hours with a glass of wine. I’ll definitely have to file this one away for a re-read at Halloween!

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