Friday, July 13, 2012

Dark Light Review and Giveaway

Dark Light
Edited By Carl Hose
518 pages
Published by MARLvision Publishing
Received through Innovative Online Book Tours
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Dark Light is the light that shines through when some of the finest writers in horror use the power of their words for something good. That’s the case with this anthology—42 writers coming together to help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities and all the good the organization does for families every day of the year.

Make no mistake, though. These are horror writers and the stories they’ve written are not pretty. Traditional and non-traditional horror, dark humor, ghosts, serial killers, alternate universes, magic, zombies, and other creatures of the night hide between these pages. Shadows move and dead fingers stroke unsuspecting flesh, razor sharp knives shimmer in the moonlight, and unknown things hide in closets and under the bed. The stories here are as varied as the writers themselves. If you’re a fan of horror, you will not be let down.

Despite the horrific nature of these tales, however, their very existence in Dark Light stands as proof there will always be a light at the end of every tunnel.

Turn the lights down low and enjoy the show

Here are a few images of Carl Hose and his family. They are very grateful to the Ronald McDonald House for the charity that was offered them while Ireland was in the Hospital. -- 
Carl Hose's daughter Ireland
The Hose family
My Review:
First, I'd like to say that I am honored to be a part of this tour. It is so great to see all of these wonderful authors come together to support something great like the Ronald McDonald House; it is truly inspiring. If you would like to read the full introduction by Carl Hose, please go here.

Now for my thoughts; Carl Hose certainly did a wonderful job putting together this compilation of stories. I'm a huge fan of horror, but have recently been reading novels of other genres. I was so excited to start reading a horror story again, and Dark Light certainly revamped my enthusiasm for all things Horror. Being a collection of short stories, Dark Light was perfect pick for me these past few weeks because of how busy I've been. It felt so good to finish an entire story before leaving for work or any time of day really. This collection of short stories can be read in bits or you could, like me, sit down and just read multiple stories at once. Chances are, if you read one story, you will want to read another, and then another, and so on. I loved that I could read one story and then the next without losing interest in the book as a whole.

Each story honors the horror genre and spooked me in one way or another. All sorts of fantastic and horrifying creatures roam these pages; from ghosts to misunderstood vampires to crazed men and beasts, Dark Light never quits delivering the good stuff. Also, since these are all short stories, the plot is fast-paced and your heartbeat will soon match! As soon as one horror ends, another begins. I recommend you read this one in the daylight. But on that note, I do recommend that you read it. Not only because your purchase would support a great cause, but this is put together by some very fine authors that deliver some of the best horror I've read.

My favorite stories include:
Harbinger by Carl Hose
After the Fall by Paul Fry
The Bride of Frankenstein Dances with Celebrity by C. Hugh
Animals by Kody Boye
Cut by Alex Bledsoe

This anthology is worth five foxes. It was written with heart, for a beautiful cause. And, it was a great read, one which I will be sharing with my fellow horror-lovers.

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  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for being a part of helping us bring Dark Light to the public. It means so much. Your assistance, along with other awesome people and the all-important readers, will help us raise money for what I feel is an incredible charity.

    1. Thank you! I loved this collection and have been talking it up in my 'real life' non-stop. I love the charity, and am elated to have been a part of it.

  2. Heya! :D
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