Nightmare's Eve

Nightmare's Eve

by Stephen H. Provost


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ISBN-13: 9781948594042
Publisher: Black Raven Books
Publication date: 02/22/2018
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Nightmare's Eve 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jon Latham 7 months ago
A 254 page collection of short stories and poems in the Twilight Zone theme. Stephen H. Provost provided some heart thumping stories that nightmares are made of. Each one of the stories would wake you up sweating if they were real. Vampires, dragons and other creatures including a rather unusual Santa Claus occupy the pages of this hard-to-set-down novel. A variety of wide-ranging topics has made this novel appealing. Loved it
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of sixteen stories and ten poems centered mostly on the themes of nightmares and death. They cover various genres, including time travel, science fiction, paranormal, and fairy tales. Some are contemporary, while others are futuristic, historical, medieval, or gothic. So, something for everyone. Each piece is accompanied by a beautiful black and white illustration that gives the whole volume a vintage feel and makes me want to own the paperback version of this book. While some of the stories are a bit predictable, they are all well-written, although there are some editing errors and one major continuity issue (the armchair in “Virulent”). Stories: In “A Deal in the Dark”, strange things happen to Jen in the dark. Is her brother behind it all or is it something more sinister? In “Will to Live”, a man is stuck in a recurring nightmare. “Just the Ticket” shows us that you should never make a bargain with the devil. “Turn Left on Dover”: What would you do if you could go back in time? In “Mama”, we are left to wonder if the pendulum’s predictions will come true. “Breaking the Cycle”: How far would you go to end the nightmares? In “Virulent”, there is a virus on Mars, but not the type you might expect. In “Anatomy of a Vampire”, a group of anatomy students gets an unusual anatomy lesson. “The Ends of the Earth”: What happens when you build a wall to keep someone out of your town? “The Howl and the Purr”: How are cats and dogs involved in an alien invasion? “Teeth”: What’s worse: the nightmares or the cure? “The Faithful Dog” is a cautionary tale about seeing what you want to see, regardless of the truth. “Lamp Unto My Fate”: What would you wish for if you freed a genie? After reading “Nightmare’s Eve”, you’ll never look at Santa the same way again. “Stranger Than Fiction”: What would happen if everything you wrote came true? In “George & the Dragon: The Untold Story”, a young man uncovers his family history. Poetry: “Certitude”: Only one thing is certain in life: death. “Lost Soliloquy”: What thoughts might run through the mind of a dead man? “Unwound” is about hiding your true feelings. “Upon Reflection” takes a look at the role of mirrors in fairy tales. “Merlin’s Lament” is about the May Day massacre of Arthurian legend. In “Bleed Not”, a woman murders her lover. In “Lost at Sea”, a man is trapped alone on board his ship, a prison of his own making. “Torrent of Tears” deals with the struggle with mental illness. “A Never-Setting Sun”: Would the nightmares come to an end if the sun never set? “This Vale of Dreams” takes a look at the world of dreams. My favorites: “Will to Live”, “Mama”, “Nightmare’s Eve”, “George & the Dragon”. Warnings: coarse language, horror, violence. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post:
StrangeOddAuthor More than 1 year ago
Some of these short stories seriously freaked me out. Please release another collection.