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Don't Read After Dark: Keep the lights on while reading these! (A McCray Horror Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Carolyn McCray , Ben Hopkin
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the #1 bestselling author in Horror, Men's Adcventure, War, and Techno-thrillers, Carolyn McCray, comes a horror collection to keep you up all night long if you dare!

**Warning, this collection is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. There is graphic violence, rough language, and blood to spare. Please do not buy this book if you are easily offended or terrified! However if you enjoy Saw/Hostel-style horror and a good slasher flick, read on!

Praise for Carolyn's Horror Stories...

"Oh, unless you have a strong stomach, you probably will not want to eat

anything while reading this book. It is very, very graphic and will most

likely give me nightmares. Supper is about a group of college kids who

go out on a fact-finding vacation during spring break. They find more

than they're looking for when they run out of gas on a dark deserted,

creepy part of nowhere. Deliverance and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

comes to mind. But things aren't always what they seem. Get's ya in the

mood for a ghoulish Halloween. Baaahaaaahaaaha!"


Amazon Reviewer

"I am an avid reader always looking for something original and fresh.

Well, Carolyn Mcray is it!! By accident I came across this author, she

may have been recommened to me by Amazon itself. This summer she was my

go to author could not get enough of her books, or short stories!!!

With this short story you have the Texas Chain Massacre family meets the

2012 Cannabalistic Tullocks Farm. It's faced paced, gory, and at

times a funny, especially when the "tables" are turned. That's when it

becomes twisted!!! This is all I will say. Some of the reviews I've been

reading lately are telling me the whole entire story. What's the

point??? Could not put it down. This short story actually leaves a

possible opening end for a sequel. If you like this then next step is to

buy her novel "Plain Jane" You will love it!!!!"

Robin Lee

Amazon Reviewer

Overview: This collection includes...

Fresh Meat: Serial Killer Death Match, need we say more?

Widowmaker: A thriller for horror fans

All Hallow's Eve: The one night it is BAD to be good!

Club Death: Come for the dancing. Stay because, well, a madman has you trapped inside

Rook: Let's stop the Apocolypse, people! Supernatural humorous horror

Supper: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre style short story

More praise for McCray's horror...

"Scary and smart, All Hallow's Eve is perfect for anyone who wants to read a horror story that hits them in the gut. From the intricate psychopathology of the serial killer, to the hair-raising tension, to the skewering of pop culture, All Hallow's Eve is simply a great read."

Your Need To Read

Book Reviewer

"This was surprisingly creepy. Usually by about half way through a book like this you know who the killer is. I really didn't connect the dots on this one... Just what a demented serial killer needs to round up a group of teens for the slaughter. The author did not pull any punches in the way the victims died... But what I liked best was that the killer was completely

unrepentant, there was no oh gee moment at the end where the killer realizes he was doing something wrong and is sorry. If it is a horror book, horrify me. This one did."

Avid Reader

Book Reviewer

If you enjoy Stephen King, John Saul or Clive Barker or films such as Saw, Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Hostel, Don't Read After Dark should keep you up all night!

**If you were looking for McCray's thriller collection search under Got Thrills? For your RDA of action and adventure!

**If you were looking for McCray's #1 police procedural/hard boiled mystery series it is under the Harbinger Collection

**If you were looking for McCray's mystery-horror collection it is under the Darc Murdery Mysteries

Product Details

  • File Size: 2697 KB
  • Print Length: 750 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Off Our Meds MultiMedia (June 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slept with the lights ON June 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I do not know how she does it! I have read several of Carolyn McCrays books, and it amazes me how she can go from action adventure, to technothriller, to romance then to horror without missing a beat! Warning: ths collection is not for the faint of heart. Not since I read Stephen King's "IT" have I slept with ALL the lights on, and I loved every second of it! This collection not only engrosses you, but it also grosses you out! Just when you think you have it figured out, McCray flips the script with the completely unexpected and it grips you until the last word. Fresh meat was my favorite gore fest, but any book in this collection will give you deliciously sleepless nights!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this collection on the strength of the betrayal collection by the same author. Boy was I disappointed.
I can only imagine from the 5 star reviews that this collection has been given, that the reviewers have never read any books that truly make the hairs on the back of your neck stand.
The first story, Fresh Meat could have been written by anyone watching any of the Saw, Hostel type movies, without a great deal of thought, there are parts of this tale that just do not add up.
The second, Widowmaker was frankly a joke, head of studio from The Devil Wears Prada, "creepy twins", and best of all the president attends a horror movie premiere (not going to happen, is it?).
The third, All Hallow's Eve, is absolutely cringeworthy in its cheesiness, I mean Diana Dahmer.... Please no! Then the author goes to what I imagine she thought were great lengths to find clever ways to dismember various characters, for me it all came apart at the beginning of the concert killings, the first victim was killed in a manner befitting his name even though he wasn't the first choice of the killer, the intended victim had a different name and turned down the prize and further on in the killing spree how could the killer have possibly predicted someone going through an air duct to escape a fire that was started kind of accidentally. I just could not believe that the killer could have possibly had the knowledge, means at his disposal and most importantly time to construct the killing machines.

Please do yourself a favour and steer well clear of this collection, unfortunately I've read it so you don't have to.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible October 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I hate to criticize an author - especially an Indie - and I am truly sorry ...

It was badly written, badly editted, and some stories just ended quite abruptly in a bad place. Bad. Bad. Bad. Some of the stories were so very boring - I couldn't read more than a few pages before giving up - with events jumping around hither & yon. Some characters were quite frankly ridiculous, their dialogue cheesy, with more cheese on top. Cheese-whizzy ...

Okay, I had the impression I was getting a multiple book set from the picture of six or so books bound together, but that was clearly not that case. It was only one book (I think? Kind of hard to tell - though it may have all been just one big run-on story given the confusion going on it this ebook) with the remainder of the reading material appearing to be the beginning of other books ("bonus" material?) as teasers of a sort. The stories ended so abruptly that I had difficulty figuring out when one story ended and a new story had started (to enhance the confusion factor the name "Jake" appears in two different stories back-to-back. This greatly contributed to the uncertainty and mayhem of really knowing when one story was over and the next began).

None of the "scary", "graphic violence" or "gross" promises delivered. I'm a big baby with slasher films, but I got nary a goosebump, nor lost a bit of sleep.

However, I do recognize effort and time spent, and for that I salute it. It has a kernel of promise, and perhaps with some thoughtful rewriting, lots of editting (and a major overhaul?) it could be resurrected into some decent stories. A better name for it in it's present state though should just be: "Don't Read".

Don't Read After Dark: Keep the lights on while reading these! (A McCray Horror Collection)
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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I was introduced to Carolyn's work due to getting Fresh Meat as a free ebook on my kindle a few months ago. The cover looked interesting so I gave it a shot as one of the first ebooks I read after getting my kindle. In this series I have read Fresh Meat, Supper, and almost done with Club Death. Each book is unique in it's own way. It's not the standard blood and gore that has now plagued the movie industry. They actually make you think rather then just trying to figure out who the real killer was. Don't get me wrong there is blood and gore with a lot of detail that some people may not be able to handle. I grew up with authors like Stephen King, R.L. Stine, etc and I would say at this point Carolyn is on her way to be one of the well known writers out there. :) I did receive an advanced copy of this collection but my review would be the same even if I had paid for it. I will write more once I've finished the collection. :)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not enjoy these stories at all January 3, 2014
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Not really the genre that I usually read, but I do like a spooky story now and then. These particular works were just all over the place.

FRESH MEAT - the only redeeming quality was the little twist at the end. The rest of it was senseless. A bunch of crazy people stuck in cages, fighting to the death, depending on Zar's whim.

WIDOWMAKER - made no sense at all. Nothing was explained, a film that had a life of it's own, somehow orchestrated by two evil twin brothers. Remnants of Blair Witch Project, but taken to a ridiculous extreme, again that made no sense.

ALL HALLOW'S EVE - doesn't hold together what so ever. A priest in a church get killed, violently. Then a bunch of teens head to a party on an island during a storm, and the "murderer" conveniently has everything rigged up for people who have names of saints. This done by some teen who somehow had access to the place ahead of time. Without explanation. Again, didn't make any sense to me at all.

I couldn't read anymore after that. Not sorry.
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Yes, these books are scary, and yes they are NOT for the faint of heart, but these books are very good, written to wrap you into the story. Read more
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some of the books i could not even finish
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This was a great book collection that I just had to keep reading because it doesn't matter what time it was I just had to read the rest of the story and as soon as 1was done I just... Read more
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Good read. Would recommend to others. Fast paced, perfect timing and length. Nice twists and turns. Will read more Carolyn McCray
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Have not raed that ceresy yet cant wait to read them. Dont get an awful lot of time but wen I do cant put it down.
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