Book Review: Collected Christmas Horror

December 24, 2016 Book Reviews, Horror 0

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Collected Christmas HorrorCollected Christmas Horror on November 30th 2016
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories
Pages: 256
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Christmas is often thought of as a time of joy and cheer, a time for giving to others, a time of celebration and love…. Well this year some of the best voices in horror fiction decided to band together and tell you some tales about a different kind of Christmas, so grab yourself a mug of hot chocolate, close the curtains, lock the door and get comfy. This will be a Christmas like never before!

Table of Contents:

12 Days (Psychopath Remix) by J.C. Michael (poem)
Thy Will be Done by J.C. Michael
Tommy’s Christmas by John R. Little
Naughty or Nice by Veronica Smith
Santa's Midnight Feast by J.L. Lane
Hung With Care by Ty Schwamberger
Santa Came by Peter Oliver Wonder
In the Bag by Tim Curran
The Christmas Spirit by Lisa Morton
The Tome of Bill Cristmas Carol by Rick Gualtieri
Killing Christmas by Andrew Lennon
All Naughty, No Nice by Michael A. Arnzen
A Disappointed Shade of Blue by C.S. Andserson (poem)
Stuffed Pig by Steven Murray
The Night Before Christmas by Suzanne Fox
Better Watch Out by Willow Rose
Deck The Halls by Xtina Marie (poem)
Christmas Market by Amy Cross
Merry Fuckin' Christmas by Kevin J. Kennedy
The Veil by Rose Garnett
The Last Christmas Dinner by Christina Bergling
The Present by Israel Finn
Christmas Carole by Lisa Vasquez

Edited by Brandy Yassa

Cover design by Lisa Vasquez

 

My thoughts

 

 

I love reading a good anthology at Halloween because that’s when you get the best collections of horror stories. It’s the time of year that weirdos like me actually fit in. Not Christmas. I mean how can you make an anthology of Christmas horror stories that will be genuine horror? Seriously? It doesn’t’ fit, does it? Christmas is jolly and nice, not evil and nasty. Or is it? – Nev Murray

This is me every single year! So when I saw this fabulous book on Kindle Unlimited of course I was not going to hesitate!

This is chock full of great authors. I was hard pressed to find authors that I did not like. There are a few stories that did not quite hit all the spots but for the most part I kept highlighting all these stories that I wanted to blog about because they are all fabulously horrific.

There are a few stories that really stood out. I was so glad to see Bill the Vampire from Rick Gualtieri and having a short story on Bill is exactly what I needed and it fits this anthology perfectly. A vampire, a mom that is tired of doing everything for her family, a Santa who is finding the Mrs. Claus a bit too dried up, a market with all the yummy food and presents, and the list goes on and on!

I can say that I loved reading this. I only hated the idea that these great stories have to come to an end so quickly!

In short: If you enjoy horror you’ll need this anthology every Christmas!

Rating Report
Plot
5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

 

 

 

 

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