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Flowers [Kindle Edition]

Scott Nicholson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Always surprises and always entertains." --Jonathan Maberry, ROT AND RUIN

A fantasy and paranormal collection. Contains the Writers of the Future Award-winning story "The Vampire Shortstop" and 11 other tales of magic, romance, and the supernatural, including the Makers series in which children control the essential forces of the world. Includes "The Boy Who Saw Fire," "In The Heart of November," and "Invisible Friend."

Nicholson is the author of 12 novels, including The Red Church, Drummer Boy, Disintegration, and The Skull Ring. With J.R. Rain, he wrote the urban fantasy Cursed! Look for his other story collections THE FIRST, MURDERMOUTH: ZOMBIE BITS, CURTAINS: MYSTERY STORIES, and ASHES.

As L.C. Glazebrook, he writes the paranormal romance series OCTOBER GIRLS.

"Scott Nicholson is a very entertaining writer." -World Fantasy Award winner Tim Powers

"A fresh and true voice that will affect you, disturb you, enrage you, and make you laugh."-Kevin J. Anderson, NYT best-selling author

Product Details

  • File Size: 3304 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (January 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0036TH3IO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,895 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twelve Strong Stories September 2, 2010
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Flowers is a wonderful collection of twelve short stories, without a stinker in the bunch! These stories range from creepy to surreal, haunting to gripping - but each one is an absolute page turner.

The opening story 'The Vampire Shortstop' is probably the strongest in this collection. It's about a small town little league team that just happens to have a vampire on the team. People have become tolerant of all different races and religions, but there remains a schism between the living and the undead. The story comes to a head as tensions rise between this twelve year old vampire shortstop and the intolerant townsfolk, and plays out in a very Twilight Zone-esque manner. If this sounds interesting to you, then you will almost definitely enjoy this collection of stories. Flowers definitely left me interested in checking out more stories by Scott Nicholson.

It's also worth noting that these stories are appropriate for young adults. I would have loved to read this as a sixth grader!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flowers July 19, 2010
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I have started to notice that anything I read by Scott is amazing. Don't expect to put this down easily just because it's short stories!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! February 5, 2010
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These are haunting stories, dark, touching, and tender at the same time. Once you start to read, you can't stop.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining March 12, 2011
By Crissy
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This is a collection of short stories that I would classify as paranormal. My favorite was the first one about the vampire ballplayer. There were several about kids who have a special 'ability' to control/manage some part of nature: the wind, storms, the sun, the moon, etc. These I enjoyed less than the others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ENTERTAINING READ September 19, 2010
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I thoroughly enjoyed these short stories. I had not read anything from this author before. However, after reading this I immediately went and bought 3 more titles from him. These stories were short, fun, entertaining, chilling. I don't usually read horror, but these weren't so frightening that I had to sleep with the lights on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars strong set of stories January 13, 2012
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it's hard to classify this's not really horror although there are some ghostly and supernatural elements...I guess a grouping of supernatural short stories? But who needs labels...all the stories were very good..they range from a story about a vampire that just wants to play baseball to a few stories that are intertwined about the 'Makers'..people that makes astrological things happen...they make it rain, they make the sun go down at night, they make the wind blow, they make the moon rise...

The highlights:

The Vampire Shortstop--probably my favorite and best in the's about..well a vampire who wants to play in little league! But the story is really about being different, wanting to fit in, and what happens when people just want to stick with the status quo...a surprisingly human story considering the focus is on a vampire...

Thirst, The Night the Wind Died, Luminosity and the Boy Who Saw Fire--these are about the 'makers' I mentioned before..each one focuses on a different young boy or girl who are burdened with making, essentially, the world go around

Invisible Friends and In the Heart of November--Two related stories about a girl and an imaginary friend...but she's not imaginary..she's a ghost...this isn't a horror story's about friendship..

All the stories were entertaining but I found these to be among my favorites. Another really good collection by Mr. Nicholson!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the usual...very refreshing! October 16, 2012
By Taz
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I thought this book of short stories was great!   Love this author's ideas and his writing style.  This book was my introduction to Scott Nicholson and I look forward to reading  more of his work.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stories July 2, 2010
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This is a really great book of short stories. From beginning to end the stories are all very gripping. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Short stories
Wow! Short stories are not for me. Short stories with hidden meanings and strange endings are not my cup of tea. It was a complete waste of my time.
Published 21 months ago by James W. Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice collection of short stories.
Scott Nicholson has become one of my favorite paranormal/horror/fantasy writers. He always manages to deliver. Read more
Published on May 24, 2013 by Lostremnant
4.0 out of 5 stars Flowers
I found the book to be interesting, but it did not easily hold my attention as I thought it would, I did like it but probably wouldn't recommend it to others, only because it was... Read more
Published on May 5, 2013 by MANG
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Sure
To be old school this book isn't really Paranormal it was more Urban Fantasy. Which isn't a bad thing. I find it hard to judge this book one way or another. Read more
Published on March 14, 2013 by Sherri
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection of short stories
Wonderful stories. Each one unique in its own. One of my favorites is the Vampire Shortstop. Scott Nicholson is such a talent writer.
Published on February 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry
Not my type of book. Short stories that were dull and predictable. I wouldn't recommend this book to a serious reader of suspense.
Published on January 23, 2013 by reader2
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner for Scott!!
Scott Nicholson never disappoints.. and he scores again in this collection of 12 short stories, From The first story "The Vampire Shortstop"; being a HUGE baseball fan and the... Read more
Published on September 27, 2012 by Pixie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story line
i don't know what to say about this book except it has an excellent story line and kept me riveted from beginning to end. i am thoroughly hooked on Scott Nicholson's stories.
Published on August 18, 2012 by Carolyne V. Lain
5.0 out of 5 stars A strong collection of short stories
As another reviewer pointed out, "Vampire Shortstop" really is the best story in this collection, but they all have a twist or use of language or plot that will hold your... Read more
Published on April 1, 2012 by K. Worthington
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Short Stories
I love the fact that this book is made up of 12 short stories! I usually don't have time to read for long periods of time, but these are perfect for one or two reading sessions. Read more
Published on February 3, 2012 by Shannon Kenney
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I've written more than 20 novels, about 80 short stories, four children's books, some comic books, screenplays, and a couple of non-fiction books, as well as five collaborations with J.R. Rain. Many of my tales are based on supernatural legends from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and I also write mystery and suspense thrillers that are most often compared to the work of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

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