Halloween Carnival Volume Two
Brian James Freeman, ed.
ebook only $2.99
I’d like to thank Brian James Freeman for the review copy of Halloween Carnival Volume Two. As anyone who has read many of Mr. Freeman’s anthology will know, he puts together a good set of stories.
This is the second of five Halloween themed anthologies, each released on a Tuesday, with the final volume becoming available on Halloween. You can read my review of the first volume here. I’ll attempt to review as many as possible by then.
Here’s a quick survey of the contents of this volume: Continue reading
Dark Hallows: 10 Halloween Haunts
Mark Parker, ed.
paperback $14.99, 161 p.
This book came out last fall, but my copy didn’t arrive until after Halloween, so I waited until this year to read it. There’s a second volume, but given that I’m writing this on the 27th, it will probably be a next-year-read as well.
Many of the names aren’t authors I’m familiar with. Obviously I know who Richard Chizmar, Norman Partridge, and Brian James Freeman are, as well as Lisa Morton and Al Sarrantonio. I’ve heard of a couple of the others, I think.
I’ve got the print version, and it’s a nice production. The cover art is perfect. Aaron Dries provided an original illustration for each story, which was a nice touch.
As with most anthologies, some stories were more to my taste than others. Here are a few of my favorites: Continue reading