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In Darkness, Delight: Masters of Midnight Kindle Edition
Midnight strikes like an invocation, clock hands joining in prayer to the darkness. After the twelfth chime, there’s no escaping the nightmare.
Fear reigns supreme.
In Darkness, Delight is an original anthology series revealing the many faces of modern horror— shocking and quiet, pulp and literary, cold-hearted and heart-felt, weird tales of spiraling madness alongside full-throttle thrillers. Open these pages and unleash all-new terrors that consume from without and within.
Midnight is here. It’s now time to find . . . In Darkness, Delight.
- Josh Malerman: One Thousand Words on a Tombstone - Delores Ray
- William Meikle: Refuge
- Jason Parent: Violet
- Ryan C. Thomas: Who Are You?
- Mark Matthews: Tattooed All in Black
- Evans Light: One Million Hits
- Lisa Lepovetsky: Kruze Nite
- Israel Finn: The Pipe
- Patrick Lacey: In the Ground
- John McNee: Dogsh*t Gauntlet
- Michael Bray: Letters
- Monique Youzwa: Rules of Leap Year
- Billy Chizmar: Mirrors
- Espi Kvlt: Pulsate
- Paul Michaels: Angel Wings
- Andrew Lennon: Run Rabbit Run
- Joanna Koch: Every Lucky Penny is Another Drop of Blood
About Corpus Press:Corpus Press is a publisher of horror and weird fiction, specializing in modern pulp that emphasizes plot over gore. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the press has garnered praise from SCREAM Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Horror Novel Reviews, Hellnotes and others for its Bad Apples:Slices of Halloween Horror series, the anthology Dead Roses: Five Dark Tales of Twisted Love, and for its short story collections and novellas.
Horror anthologies and collections from Corpus Press:
- Screamscapes: Tales of Terror
- Toes Up: Horror to Die For
- Dead Roses: Five Dark Tales of Twisted Love
Halloween horror books from Corpus Press:
- Doorbells at Dusk: Halloween Stories
- Bad Apples: Five Slices of Halloween Horror
- Bad Apples 2: Six Slices of Halloween Horror
- Bad Apples 3: Seven Slices of Halloween Horror
- ASIN : B07NV1L55G
- Publisher : Corpus Press (May 6, 2019)
- Publication date : May 6, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 5951 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 298 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #872,122 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2019
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The Pipe Isreal Finn
A young black man finds himself in a real nasty bind when he makes the mistake of answering a summons by his girlfriend’s racist father. This was a harrowing tale 😳. It’s definitely one of my favorites in this collection and I’m not saying anything more.
Angel Wings by Paul Michael
A boy bored out of his head during a school field trip to examine religious artifacts perks up when he spies what claims to be genuine angel wings. He’s grieving the loss of his mother and those wings give him a glimpse of hope. Gah, this story was filled with the absolute deepest of despair. Read at your own peril!
The Dogshit Gauntlet by John McNee
A lonely man takes a shortcut on his way to catch the bus and meets a woman who may be too good to be true. This story was incredibly unique. One where everything bends and is just out of focus, a story where new friendship and love blossom under the lurking backdrop of haunting eeriness.
Every Lucky Penny is Another Drop of Blood by Joanna Koch
This is a delightfully strange story about a couple who have dealings with a very odd designer. It gave me shades of Katherine Dunn’s writing at times and was weird in all the best ways. And the end was perfection. I loved this story with my whole heart and I hope you all get a chance to experience it.
Tattooed all in Black by Mark Matthews
This is the saddest grief-laden nightmare of a story in this collection. It will murder your heart. Make sure you’re ready for it. Seriously. I’m not being dramatic.
Definitely give this a read if you’re a horror fan and like to dwell in the darkest corners of the human experience.
I can't cover all the stories here or my review would be as long as the book itself-because almost every tale in this book is good. What I'm going to focus on here are the ones that I found to be truly exceptional:
THE PIPE by Israel Finn: I had no idea where this story was going and when it got there, I felt...stunned ...just...stunned. I love short stories with a punch and this is definitely one of them! (His volume of short stories, DREAMING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS, is now heading towards the top of my "to be read" list.
LETTERS by Michael Bray: Here's another tale it's hard for me to describe without giving anything away. It twists and turns into itself before it twists again. My emotions were so confused I felt absolutely wrung out by the time I finished. LOVED it!
ONE MILLION HITS by Evans Light: A group of teenagers on Halloween night concoct a scam to bring in as much candy as possible, and then they concoct another scam to get a million hits on their site. You already know things will go wrong, but just how wrong was a surprise to me.
VIOLET by Jason Parent: It's always hard to lose someone, and sometimes I think it's even worse when you lose a dear pet. After all, you're with your pets almost every single day of your life. Sometimes, you just don't want to listen to platitudes or the attempts of others to comfort you. Or worse yet, when they try to tell you what to do. I felt this one deep in my heart.
THE DOG**** GAUNTLET by John McNee. I chuckled at the title, I admit it. But the actual story was scary and sad, with the two being all wrapped up and twisted around each other. I was so happy for Paul...and then I felt so sorry for him. Read it and you'll see.
TATTOOED ALL IN BLACK by Mark Matthews: You might recognize the title from the Pearl Jam song BLACK. It's an excellent tune and this tale is excellent too. I've yet to read anything from Mark Matthews that I haven't enjoyed. At this point, I doubt I ever will. (P.S. Prepare to have your heart ripped out and then you can "be a sun in someone else's sky.")
REFUGE by William Meikle: I came away from this story feeling that it was about forgiveness. I'm not sure my conclusion is correct, but I do know that holding a grudge can kill you. Let love rule instead.
PULSATE by Espe Kvlt: I've already cursed in this review with John McNee's title, so...all I can say about this one is: what the heck? (Had to change the language for this Amazon review.) I'm not sure exactly what was going on, but I know I liked it! (I've done a search for this author on Goodreads and don't see anything else by them. That needs to change!)
As a long, long, long-time reader of horror anthologies, I like to think that I'm a good judge of them. There certainly are a lot more of them in this age of digital publishing and it can be difficult weeding out the good from the bad. I hope you feel that you can trust me when I say this will surely make my top ten of the year list, so DON'T MISS OUT!
*I received a paperback ARC from the editors, Evan Light and Andrew Lennon, in exchange for review consideration. I considered it, said HELL YEAH, and read the book!*
**Further, I have been friends online with a few of these authors for years and I think I should let you know that. Our relationships have not affected the honesty of this review.**