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The Hyde Hotel: An Anthology of short stories

September 17, 2016 - 10:42 am No Comments

The Hyde Hotel:  Authors: James Everington, Alison Littlewood, Iain Rowan, Dan Howarth, Amelia Mangan, S P Miskowski, Ray Cluley, Alex Davis, Cate Gardner, Simon Bestwick

Published by Black Shuck Books on 5th January 2016

168 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

28483441An anthology of short stories all set at the Hyde Hotel. A hotel that attracts guests at their worst point in their lives, be it a guest who is fleeing domestic violence to a hitman on another job. Each guest has their own story to tell and they all have different experiences when they stay at the Hyde Hotel.

I enjoyed every story, and each one had something different to offer. If you are a lover of Horror, Paranormal, mystery, suspense then you will find a story to read.

My favourites were Wrath of the Deep, I liked the fact that modern met the past, a dirty cop had to retrieve an ancient relic to escape capture, but some decisions are not easy to make. Tick box mainly due to the unexpected ending and Something like Blood, the way the story is told you can really imagine what is going on in the hotel room. To wrap the book up Checking out finalizes your stay at the hotel.

This a great read and the stories let my imagination go wild. Definitely a 5-star rating on the book, but if I had to rate the hotel on trip adviser, would it be a place that I would like to visit, I don’t think so

 

 

Thou Shalt Not edited by Alex Davis

August 22, 2016 - 6:44 pm No Comments

Thou Shalt Not edited by Alex Davis

Published by Scarier 51 (Tickety Boo Press) on 1st April 2016

151 pages

Reviewed By Yvonne Davies

 

 

We have all grown up with the Ten Commandments, but this book puts a spin on each of the commandments. Each story is about one of the ten commandments, and the ten authors who wrote the stories all have their own style and take on the commandments. This book was a quick read and it was great to read so many different authors, and I will be looking out for any more of their work. If you like horror, or stories with a twist than this is a book for you. You will find a story you will like and if like me you will have your favourites. I have decided to review my favourite 2

Dionysus by Jeff Gardiner. He took the commandment; Thou shalt not have no God before me and put his own twist on the story. If you have teenagers than you know how fixated they can get with a Rock or Pop star. The author uses this as the basis of his story. It follows 2 characters Ben and Emma whose idol is Dionysus a Rock star who everyone falls in love with. As you read this story, you get drawn in to how their lives revolve round the star and the ending was a totally surprise

My other favourite was:  The Dummies’ Guide to Serial Killing by Danuta Reah, who wrote about Thou Shalt not Kill. The story was about a young man who wanted to become a serial killer. He stumbles across a chat room where he could discuss his passion. I loved the way that the story was based around the chat room and concentrated on one main conversation between the young man and another chat room user and you are following him whilst he is planning his first murder, but there is an unexpected ending.