From the Shadows

From the Shadows


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ISBN-13: 9780980137323
Publisher: TRIAD Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

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From the Shadows 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don¿t read a lot of short stories. I used to, but seem to have gotten out of the habit and I am not really sure why. So, when I had the opportunity to review this collection for my friend Vern at Triad Publishing Group, I jumped at the chance. I was thrilled, first and foremost, because it was my favorite genre, horror. But the other thing that is so intriguing about the world of short stories is that even if the story isn¿t that great, it is over with quickly and you are on to another one. Thankfully I didn¿t have to worry about that this time. This book consists of 13 scary tales¿how appropriate. I have been fortunate enough to read and review books by two of the authors in the collection - Norm Applegate and Fran Orenstein. And I was pleasantly surprised at the other talent that was exhibited in the other stories as well. This collection will appeal to everyone¿s fears, whether it is superstitions, vampires, cults, werewolves, or madness that lives only within your head. I am not sure if I would be able to pick a favorite, and even if I did I am sure if I read them again it would change. The Artist by Kevin Morrison reminded me of an old Vincent Price movie that if I saw it today would still scare me. The Wooden Box by Thomas McReynolds delves into madness which starts at a Grandfather¿s funeral and spirals out of control. Jumpers by Norm Applegate ponders the questions, what would you wish for if you were given the opportunity? And would you use it wisely if you found out it came true? These are just some of the great stories told here. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good scare - some truly chilling and some just hinting at the terror, letting your imagination take you over the threshold and beyond. I look forward to reading some more by some of the authors included here. Great job to all of you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every story in this book hit the right spot. The book was a Roller coaster of emotions, from horror to suspense. Suspense really isn't the word for it. Each Story will have you on the edge and make you jump at every bump or noise around you. However, My all time favorite was The Slasher by E.W. Bradfute. His writing made you travel back to college or even high school and made you afraid all over again. The suspense there is INTENSE! This book is a definite MUST BUY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great collection of horrific tales! From Nicholas Grabowsky¿s shocking story of soul transference, Norm Applegate¿s intriguing spin on what happens when people get exactly what they want, to Thomas McReynolds¿ chilling tale of a girl¿s twisted burial compulsion and T.M. Mason¿s werewolfen The Town, From the Shadows will have you glancing into dark corners, shivering with dread and lurching in panic at the drop of a pin. Yvonne Mason¿s Blood Alley really struck home as an unlucky trucker suddenly finds himself in the midst of a group of werewolves on a lonely stretch of Florida highway and Fran Orenstein¿s Destiny was excellent, as she told the tale of a young couple caught in a time warp allowing them to converse and interact with the few remaining citizens in Destiny, a town that hasn¿t existed for a hundred years. I found Sage Sinclair¿s Bloody Mary¿s Sister so chilling that it gave me nightmares and Rebecca Benston¿s Eleven embroiled me in a terrifying cult that seemed interminable. The Slasher by E.W. Bradfute reminded me of my college days, of those scary walks across campus late at night, where every shadow hid a possible axe murderer and a falling leaf would have me skittering for cover. Kevin Morrison¿s The Artist was an intriguing mixture of twisted artistic obsession mingled with vampirism and Kathy Blaylock¿s Night Whispers compelled me to look at my own birth certificate, just to reassure myself that I wasn¿t the descendant of parents from the netherworld. To end it all, the reader is led through Kevin Lucia¿s Killing Time, an excellent story of the convergence of two souls on the brink of an assassination and April Campbell¿s compelling tale, A Dark Secret, in which a woman unhappily finds herself taken over by the reincarnation of one of the greatest ¿slashers¿ in history - Jack the Ripper. From the moment From the Shadows throws you from the literary bridge of horror, through the screaming descent through worlds filled with werewolves, witches, gypsies, murderers and slashers, this riveting anthology will leave you clawing the nearest chalk board as fear closes your throat and raw terror climbs up your extremities.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just picked this little gem up. Wow! is all I have to say. From the design of the book to the incredible stories within it is a great experience. My favorite stories are a tale called Jumper, Freeway Reaper, Blood Alley, Killing Time, The Wooden Box, and Eleven but all are very good. The Wooden Box may be one of the spookiest stories I have read. Nice job on an incredible collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where can one go and get so many wonderful stories in such a small neat package. These stories will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. You will want to throw the cover over your head at night to sleep. The added bonus of having a story by Nicholas Grabowsky. This is a must by.