A Proud Father by JH Longmore
I'm still very emotional after finishing this last night.
These poignant 7 pages delivered depth, beauty and horror with sharpest of blades. The rush of emotions whilst reading was uncontrollable. In many ways, and I'm sure you will agree when you read, it reminded me of
'The Book Thief, '
in as much as you are taken on a journey that is fated to end in tragedy yet you cannot help but allow yourself to fall in love with the characters.
I was treated to 2 stories to read by this Author and am thoroughly looking forward to 'Face of an Angel'.
James H Longmore has completely taken me by surprise . I had no idea what to expect, but then I do so love that feeling of discovery and such a fantastic way to be introduced to a new author.
In one sentence
If 'A Proud Father' was all James H Longmore ever wrote, it would be enough.
Donna Maria @Scream Hard Reviews
Review of 'Face of an Angel'
Once again this author delivers a short story that is executed sublimely.
Encapsulated in 12 pages, you find exquisite depths and characterisation, and that's no mean feat.
I cried at one point, laughed out loud and felt ice corse through my veins, and although this sounds odd, to me that's a real treat!
An emotional story full of dark and piercing perseptions that you just know are as natural to this author as breathing.
The ebb and flow is his main armoury and a bit of a demon when it comes to delivering the killer line, be that Funny, Sad or Shicking!
A huge 5 stars!
A fantastic collection of tales of human terror. This book has a little bit of everything for the horror fanatic: sci-fi, supernatural, psychological, and the list goes on. James Longmore is a true force in the genre, captivating readers with tour-de-force writing wound around brilliantly crafted nightmares that are sure to hold your mind dangling above the abyss. In one anthology alone, he exhibits diversity and adept writing prowess that takes most authors several years and many books to accomplish. If you're a fan of the frightening, macabre, and bizarre, (and if you have the guts), then you'd better get Blood and Kisses, or you'll be missing a revelation.
BLOOD AND KISSES BY JAMES LONGMORE is an amazing collection of short stories that range from horror and bizarre horror to science fiction. First off, this collection is the first of Mr. Longmore's work that I have read, I found it to very well penned and very imaginative work. In a style reminiscent of Stephen King, James Longmore has woven tales of absolute, mind-numbing horror to tales of wondrous delight that cause you to pause and give thought. I found many hidden meanings in his words, lessons I would call them, rather intended or not and found that each story had a balance between terror and fascination. The Silverado Memory care Posse and Road Trip Bingo were my favorites of the collection, although each tale was well written have their own levels, depraved leave-the-light-on terror. I give Blood and Kisses a five-star mark will say it is a must-have for the horror collector's bookshelf.
Was pleasantly surprised with all the wonderfully gory tales in this one. James H Longmore really drew me in with the entire book. Once I started reading I was hooked. If you love horror, blood, and an awesome creep out factor........check this one out. Will be watching to see what he comes up with next.: )