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Dark Bites®: Four Tales of Horror (Director's Cut) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Ropars
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Book Description

This collection combines Dark Bites® 1-4 & includes an exclusive bonus story: Part 5 - As the Crow Flies (sequel to Part 1-Windy City of the Dead). Enjoy true horror as 4 women in Chicago from 1979 to the far future face zombies, were-wolves, vampires and ghosts. New twists on old stories, strong female leads & plenty of spine-tingling, bloody horror.

Updated 12/12/11 - this edition has some stories tweaks and a Kindle-exclusive extended version of Part 5 - As the Crow Flies. The fans asked for more Crow Lee so I answered.

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Editorial Reviews


Review:  5* "A tingly, chilling web of four scary stories HALLOWEEN PERFECT!" - 17 Oct 2011 By The Kindle Book Review

Review:  "
The characters are engaging, often feisty, gritty and realistic. The dark description in these stories is quite exquisite. I LOVED this book A LOT. I would recommend it to anyone who likes horror, and dare those with a more sensitive stomach to dare to take a peek!" --

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I was pleasantly surprised by the calibre of writing. Overall I really enjoyed reading these tales and thought that the female characters were strong, independent and well written." --

"I absolutely love it. The book consists of 4 detailed horror stories with...female lead characters which...was so cool. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves horror collections." --

Review: This was GREAT. I enjoyed the short stories tremendously. The strong female characters were a delight. There are twist & turns that you don't expect... I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good read. -- 5*:

Review: For the low price of $.99...I would consider this collection a steal and it should only take you 1 to 2 days to finish...  --

Overall I really enjoyed reading these tales and thought the female characters were strong, independent and well written. The endings leave you hanging though so I would love to read a follow up.  -- 4*:

From the Back Cover

Windy City of the Dead
A zombie outbreak strikes Chicago and Crow Lee is trapped 52 stories above.  Can she make it out of the building before the flesh-hungry undead catch her?

Like Cats and Dogs
A powerful were-wolf is stalking the alleys of Chicago.  Adriana is bitten by a jaguar while exploring Guatemala.  Will the full moon rise again before she is ready to unleash her inner beast and save the city from more bloodshed?

The Red Planet

Jenny was a waitress in Chicago starting to fall in love when she came face to face with a vampire.  300 years in the future, she is the last of her kind and remembers the day her life ended and her death began.

Marie left Paris in 1979 to visit friends in America.  During one of the worst blizzards in US history, she got into a Chicago cab looking for a safe haven from the storm.  Trapped by a sadistic killer, she learned where ghosts come from.

Bonus Story:  As the Crow Flies
This collection includes the exclusive new sequel to Windy City of the Dead.  The zombies are overwhelming the city.  What will the government do next... and what will they do with the survivors?

Four women... four tales of death and spine-tingling horror.  Explore new twists on classic horror stories.  These are the women of Dark Bites.

Product Details

  • File Size: 247 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B004G8R0NM
  • Publisher: Amazon; 2011 edition (December 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L15OP8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,026,863 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reads like a movie June 1, 2011
I've never been a big fan of horror movies... but I thought I would give reading it a try. Funny thing is that as i got to reading I found the author's descriptions quickly leading to the scenes playing out like a movie in my head and I was drawn in wondering what would happen next.

Maybe I'll give horror movies another try... but will they live up to this new level of horror Ropars has introduced where the only limits to what I see are my imagination and the guidance his words provide?
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4.0 out of 5 stars It didn't hurt, not one bit! July 28, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I haven't read a horror book in quite awhile. I'm a huge fan of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. I've read 10 of Stephen King's, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Mostly the original and most well known like: The Shining-Carrie-Cujo-Fire Starter-Pet Sematary-It-Dream Catcher-The Dark Half-The Stand-The Dead Zone. It...scared to death, that was no joke!!! The kind that makes it difficult to sleep at night. As to movies, not a fan of bloody gore like Friday the 13th. I prefer movies that actually scare you the intelligent suspenseful way. It takes talent and finesse to achieve this result, maybe even a severely warped mind. I would imagine lots of research, seclusion and getting into a zone. Something that comes with years of doing and perfecting.
I started reading this book at night after I climbed in bed to go to sleep, best time to read horror.
It consists of five stories. Windy City of the Dead: zombies, Like Cats and Dogs: werewolves, Red Planet: a vampire, 848: a sadistic killer, and As the Crow Flies: sequel to Windy City. I enjoyed that the protagonists were all women. They are diverse as each story and the stories don't all end in happily ever after, which is cool and realistic. Windy City I felt was the scariest story and led me to read this book during the day only, okay so maybe I'm a scaredy cat. I was also surprised at how it ended. Like cats and dogs was one of my two favorites, interesting... the concept of were animals, not all wolves and the legend behind it. 848, was my other favorite. Terrifying because it was realistic. Showing how vulnerable we can really be when we trust others and how warped some individuals are in this world. Red planet was cool, set in a futuristic setting and a vampire who is the last of her kind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Bites delivers November 8, 2011
Robert Ropars' "Dark Bites: Four Tales Of Horror" tastes delicious. I do horror for a living, and I have to say that there is some pretty dull and derivative material out there. Robert Ropars is the antidote for it. I smiled at every story, thinking "Yes, this is horror!" If you have been disappointed by pompous horror fiction that never actually scares you, pick up "Dark Bites." You'll remember why you liked this stuff in the first place. Horror should be fun and cathartic. Ropars' work is both. I'm a new fan. Dark Bites: Four Tales of Horror
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5.0 out of 5 stars Several Intriguing Stories That Connect November 2, 2012
By Miss VV
This book reminded me of the movie, "Trick or Treat" where there were several intriguing stories but they were all connected to each other at some point in the storyline. Good, easy, scary read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Review December 25, 2011
By Grizzly
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a good book. I like how all the stories referenced back to the previous ones. I usually don't read about zombies and vampires but this was a good read. Thanks
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I live in the Chicago suburbs. I write predominantly horror fiction and some poetry, enjoy photography, early tech adopter, movie lover and aspiring filmmaker.

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