Thirty Scary Tales (Horror Stories) [NOOK Book]

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Thirty creepy, atmospheric stories by Rayne Hall. Illustrated edition.

The horror in these stories is spooky, creepy, unsettling and sometimes disturbing. It is not very violent or gory; however, the stories may not be suitable for ...
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Thirty Scary Tales (Horror Stories)

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Overview


Thirty creepy, atmospheric stories by Rayne Hall. Illustrated edition.

The horror in these stories is spooky, creepy, unsettling and sometimes disturbing. It is not very violent or gory; however, the stories may not be suitable for young readers without parental guidance. PG 13.

This book is a compilation of volumes 1-5 of the Six Scary Tales books. It includes the acclaimed stories Burning and The Bridge Chamber.

All stories have been previously published in magazines, ezines, collections and anthologies. British English.

Stories in this collection:
The Devil You Know, Greywalker, Prophetess, Each Stone A Life, By Your Own Free Will, The Bridge Chamber, Only A Fool, Four Bony Hands, The Black Boar, Double Rainbows, Druid Stones, Burning,  Scruples, Seagulls, Night Train, Through the Tunnel, Black Karma, Take Me To St. Roch's, Turkish Night, Never Leave Me, The Colour of Dishonour, Beltane, The Painted Staircase, I Dived The Pandora, Terre Vert and Payne's Grey, They Say, Tuppence Special, Disturbed Sleep, Normal Considering the Weather, Arete. 

The book features illustrations by artist Jamie Chapman.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148652182
  • Publisher: Scimitar Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2013
  • Series: Horror Stories , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 92,252
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted September 18, 2013

    As a kid, I loved horror stories. I can remember sitting in fea

    As a kid, I loved horror stories. I can remember sitting in fear in my living room watching “Nightmare on Elm Street” and loving every minute. I can’t say that I’ve changed a whole lot since then. I love a good scare now and then and although this book lacked the blood and gore of the stories of my youth, it has it’s own brand of fear.

    “Thirty Scary Tales” by Rayne Hall is a collection of short stores designed to instill a subtle fear into the reader. The stories aren’t your traditional horror stories where violence and gore reign supreme. The author has created stories that appeal to the reader’s personal fears.

    All to often when I read short stories, I am left wanting more…more details, more character development, just more everything. This wasn’t the case with these stories. The author has taken great care to make sure that each story is complete and can stand alone on it’s own merit. I love how at the end of each story the author has included a commentary on each story.

    There is a story here for everyone. My personal favourite is “Prophetess”, which is the story of Cassandra from Greek mythology. When she spurned the love of the god Apollo she was cursed. She can see into the future, and would be compelled to tell the truth but never to be believed. The story focuses on how she uses this “gift” to a dramatic end.

    Ms. Hall uses every day language to weave her stories and draw you into a world where your imagination and personal fears can take flight. The ending to each story is not always what you would expect. Ms. Hall has compiled a great collection of stories that are bound to put a little fear into the most fearless reader!

    This book isn’t for someone who is looking for a horror story that is full of blood and gore, but is more directed at readers who are looking for stories that are more subtle in their horror.

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  • Posted September 16, 2013

    If you like thrillers and getting the gut gripping feeling in yo

    If you like thrillers and getting the gut gripping feeling in your stomach without all of the horror movie scenes then this book is for you. Rayne Hall has a great collection of 30 different short stories to fit your taste.
    You are bound to find a few stories in this book that you will like, because it has so many short stories in it.
    Rayne Hall has mastered how to give you a good scare or thrill without having to gross you out at the same time. This is a book that is rated for PG13 and I agree with it.
    I really and thoroughly enjoyed almost every single one of these stories and can honestly say....I love the book. I have no favorite story but I love all the stories. I know that I will be picking this book up more that once and quite often because you can always be in the mood for a good thriller.
    I can seriously see my children, when they get a few more years older, using this book as a "go to" book for scary stories when they have sleep overs. I look forward to the many years that this book will have at my house

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

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    Its not too scary but somtimes it can be

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  • Posted October 13, 2013

    I really enjoyed this collection of scary tales. To me, they rem

    I really enjoyed this collection of scary tales. To me, they remind me of a mixture of the Twilight Zone TV show and Tales from the Crypt. They are perfect for reading alone, or to a group for a scary night. Halloween is coming up and any of these would make a good tale while waiting for costume kids. 


    Even if you don't want to be scared, many of these tales have a message that can teach the young people of our day: Like The Devil You Know, Greywalker, By Your Own Free Will, Double Rainbow, and Turkish Night. 
    Rayne Hall brings emotion, description, and spooky tales alive to the read. I especially liked her comments after each tale saying what inspired the story. 




    I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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  • Posted August 28, 2013

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    I think the title alone says everything!!!! It's not that the st

    I think the title alone says everything!!!!
    It's not that the stories within are over the board make you pee your pants scary. It's what's not said during the story that scares you senseless!
    I was drawn in from the first story...It implies that something more would happen....just from Jake telling Lucie to look at what he brought. At the end...It was the rope!
    Or the next story where it's about a Zombie....the witch never said what she wanted in return....but Wholly Heck she sure did get what she desired. Hearts are so tasty!
    Oh and one of my favorites...Hansel and Gretel retold!
    Estelle was only trying to help the poor children who were out in the cold, hungry. Guess that's one story to always make sure you know who you let in your house...LOL
    Rayne Hall does an AMAZING job story telling. It's like you're around the camp fire seeing who can make the best scary story so no one sleeps..I would totally pick her as the winner!

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    Posted August 21, 2013

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