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Here Be Monsters - An Anthology of Monster Tales [Kindle Edition]

M.T. Murphy , Sara Reinke , Samantha Anderson , India Drummond , S.M. Reine , Jeremy C. Shipp , Anabel Portillo , Ian Sharman , Jose Manuel Portillo Barientos , Alissa Rindels
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Book Description

Eight tales of vampires, werewolves, demons, zombies, and other horrors:

M.T. Murphy - Blackmail.
S.M. Reine - Something Wrong.
India Drummond - The Reaver.
Anabel Portillo - Lux.
Jeremy C. Shipp - Figs.
Samantha Anderson - Deals and Demons.
Sara Reinke - Periphery People.
M.T. Murphy - Spider Bag.



Product Details

  • File Size: 566 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lex Talionis Books (September 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005M94EAQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,201 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly original horror September 23, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
From M.T.Murphy's twisted tale of blackmail; to Sara Reinke's genuinely frightening yarn of soul sucking creatures; each story is a real gem. What makes this book of horror stand apart from others of the genre is it's originality; each story stands apart from its neighbour in both style and content.
Although I enjoyed each and every tale, I especially liked S.M Reine's 'Something wrong' for its simplistic, yet elegant prose, and Jeremy C. Shipp's weird and totally unexpected 'Figs'.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick Horrific Fun! October 30, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Here Be Monsters - An Anthology of Monster Tales
By M.T. Murphy, S.M. Reine, India Drummond, Anabel Portillo, Jeremy C. Shipp, Samantha Anderson, and Sara Reinke.

(Review by Saewod Tice - Great Minds Thinking Aloud Literary Community)

Eight tales of vampires, werewolves, demons, zombies, and other horrors:
M.T. Murphy - Blackmail.
- A nice twist in a familiar tale.

S.M. Reine - Something Wrong.
- A simple, beautifully written horror.

India Drummond - The Reaver.
- A fresh tale with a ghoulishly karmic finish.

Anabel Portillo - Lux.
- A tale I wish was a full novel, just to get more detail to the horrors created.

Jeremy C. Shipp - Figs.
- An unexpected climax and new meaning to justice.

Samantha Anderson - Deals and Demons.
- Good versus Evil has a new twist.

Sara Reinke - Periphery People.
- Hauntingly different and `campfire' story worthy.

M.T. Murphy - Spider Bag.
- Perhaps my fear of spiders are the reason this shook me, but it may also be the actual discovery of what the spider bag is that did me in.

It's Halloween-time and this collection of horror shorts was fun for this time of the year. I liked a couple of the stories over the others, but overall they were a pretty twisted read. Definitely recommended for a couple quick horrific reads.

Great Minds Thinking Aloud Rating - 3.5/5 Ravens
Recommended Ages - 17+
Available on Amazon & right now its FREE.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody good fun October 6, 2011
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I greatly enjoyed this collection. It's a sin that I got it for free. I've read books by long-published authors that weren't half as enjoyable and ten times the price. A fascinating, creepy collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Little fear, heavy cliche May 9, 2013
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Here Be Monsters: An Anthology of Monster Tales is an eclectic collection of stories using the classic monster trope, but not in the traditional vampire/ zombie/ werewolf mode. There are a few of the Universal Studios godfathers here, but in general, the collection steers away from the known and tread into the unknown. There have been a number of anthologies in recent years that have deliberately tried to shift horror away from the traditional beasties we all know and fear. I don't know if Here Be Monsters made a specific attempt at it or if it just happened to come together that way, but based on the uneven feel of this one, I'm guessing it was random selection.

There were some interesting stories here, but there was a violent thread throughout the collection that began to unsettle me. I do not care for the brutal horror elements and this anthology kept moving further and further in that direction. The violence toward women was particularly disturbing. Women nailed to tables, doctors strapping girls to tables, choking the "bitch" to death, and more started to bother me a great deal. Some of the stories even seemed written for the sole purpose of the violent action rather than any comprehensible narrative.

I would rather authors try and not quite make it rather than fall back on the cliché tropes, stereotypes, and weak plot devices we have all read elsewhere. This collection goes too far off the proverbial cliff however. In an attempt to be unique, some of the stories became plain old confusing. Combine this with the level of violence and splatter style horror, and it wasn't a collection I enjoyed. For the gore crowd, this might be a treat. For me, it was a turnoff. Weak plots, confusing tales, and excessive violence. Not my style.

Originally published at Horror Novel Reviews
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fan of short story compilations April 29, 2014
By Tamara!
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I'm a big fan of short story compilations and this one had the right amount of scary, freaky, creepy and interesting. I enjoyed them all.

M.T. Murphy-Blackmail- Fun vampire story, the twists were fun and the ending a delight.

S.M. Reine-Something Wrong- Very creepy! VERY. I advise not to read while babysitting.

India Drummond-The Reaver- Disturbing tale of soul taking, and a good reminder to parents: Don't break a promise to your child!

Anabel Portillo-Lux- The perfect monster killer, created by a madman!

Jeremy C. Shipp-Figs- Love comes back gently...with odors and revenge.

Samantha Anderson-Deals and Demons- "Two of four, three of three, five of one."

Sara Reinke-Periphery People- To drink or not to drink...

M.T. Murphy-Spider Bag- Useless vampire wannabe's, a werewolf and more reasons to fear spiders (and Lucy)!

The artwork was a wonderful bonus too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Horror and fantasy... May 20, 2012
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This collection of stories will surprise the reader with horror and fantasy combined. The tales create unusual images in the imagination, with enough scary stuff to keep the tales entertaining. Aliens and vampires, werewolves and spiders, even demons and devils make an appearance in this anthology.
I recommend this book to readers that are also fans of horror films... The creatures in this book would be at home on the silver screen. This may not be the goriest or most brutal book. However, the monster mash will satisfy any reader wanting to experience some easy, fast and free horror.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great read. Thank you!
Published 8 days ago by Robin Sullivan
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good one! No wussies allowed!!!
Published 10 days ago by Doug Rowell, Mr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very different, which was just what I needed for my reading habits of late!
Published 11 days ago by RELAXED
5.0 out of 5 stars great find
these were each gripping in their own way but having them together was a great way for a reader to become familiar with new to you authors. I found a few that I'll now be reading.
Published 25 days ago by Cupcakes and Books
1.0 out of 5 stars inconclusive
Maybe the whole books are better but the little snippets in here make no sense. I am guessing you have to know the storylines. If I did I would probably give better stars
Published 1 month ago by Maven
5.0 out of 5 stars A little creepier than normal
not just another book of short scary stories.These stories stay with you then come back to haunt you later in your head when you least expect it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by readinglarge
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked the book it was pretty good
I chose this tasting because it was a pretty good book.
I would recommend this book to my mom because she likes books like these. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Killer Hawk
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever twists on the monster story
Great little collection of short stories - these are not your standard monsters. Each piece examines what is means to be a monster, and favorably compares to Gardner's Grendel.
Published 2 months ago by Johanna Haas
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic books are coming out more and more to enjoy to read .....
Other great book to read that is fantastic on I just can't believe all of them are wonderful,to read this one is about monster's are better than ever before just relax get down... Read more
Published 2 months ago by carol sue caffrey
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable
Once I started reading it I couldn't stop. I thought all the stories were well written and captivating. I would recommend it to anyone who likes this genre.
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