Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOOK REVIEW FOR FOUR SPOOKY SHORT STORIES - BY KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH! MY WOMAN IN HORROR TODAY! Y


Kathryn Meyer Griffith is my Woman In Horror again! I have fallen behind with my book reviews for my Women In Horror and need to correct that. Kathryn is my first special lady I will give an encore shout out to. There will be many more to come. Of course, my regular Women In Horror posts will also continue.

Enjoy Kathryn's great book, Four Spooky Short Stories, like I did. My review is at the bottom of this post. Read Kathryn's other great books as well.


Blaze McRob


Book Description

January 22, 2013
Four contemporary spooky short stories:

Ghost Brother…
So what happens after you die? Do you go to heaven, or hell? Or do you go to a special place fashioned just for you based on the life you’d lived in the real world? Based on how you treated people? What you did to them?
And do ghosts exist? Do they roam the earth and plague the living, persuade them to do things they shouldn’t do?
Two brothers and their tale follow; their journey through life and death.
Do you believe in ghosts? Some do.

Running with the Train…
Sarah has always been lonely. Searching for a love she’s begun to believe will never come. Her family and friends depend, need her…but they can’t give her what she wants. True, eternal love. Like the wolves have.
So she goes on an adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon; rides the train from Williams to the South Rim and sees these huge wolves running alongside in the evening twilight; scurrying unbelievably below on the Canyon’s ledges among the trees. She’s told there are no wolves but she hears their haunting cries. No one else sees or hears them. Just her.
Has her loneliness made her crazy?

The Banshee and the Witch…
What would you do to live forever, stay young forever? To find true love again?
And if you were a white witch with the magical powers to make it happen…and the secret of how to do it, would you?
So when the banshee comes calling for you one rainy dark night you’ll do what you have to do to get what you desire the most. More time.

Too Close to the Edge…
Artist Penelope had been looking forward to going with her husband, sister and brother-in-law to see the Grand Canyon…even though she was terrified of heights and, when she got there, couldn’t bear to get too close to the edge. She watched people balancing on one foot, acting foolish, taking photos, oblivious of the death waiting below them. It scared her.
Especially when a woman relates a story of a small child that fell into the Canyon the day before. Over the edge.
Then she sees a young girl go over the rim and no one will believe her.
For there was no child that had died–that day anyway.
Was she seeing things that weren’t there, or was there another explanation?***
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Four Spooky Short Stories, by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Too Good To Be True!, August 20, 2014
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Robert C. Nelson (CHEYENNE, WY, US) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Four Spooky Short Stories (Kindle Edition)
Let it be known that I am Kathryn Meyer Griffith's biggest fan. I have not read a single story of hers that I have not fallen in love with. Whether it be tales of the End Days, Dinosaurs popping out of Crater Lake, or any of her other sterling adventures into horror, she always amazes me. The beauty of her words can be enjoyed by YA readers up to old guys like me and older. This collection of four spooky tales is eerie, filled with plenty of horror, but is told from the vantage point of a story teller. Imagine you're sitting by a camp fire in the middle of a dark forest on a moonless night and Kathryn is standing before you, waving her arms and casting magnificent shadows all about her, shadows coming ever closer to you as she tells you two stories of ghosts, one werewolf tale, and my favorite, one about a banshee and a witch. Do you want to live forever, or maybe do you want justice? Are you searching for love denied? In her amazing way, Kathryn sets the tone and setting of the story and draws you into it. You cannot help but listen as you read, for Kathryn is a master at utilizing all the senses, and she blends them together as few authors can. She is in the room with you as you read. You want her there, but you are also afraid. The glory of it all! Buy this great book and see what I mean.
 

2 comments:

  1. Robert,
    as always...you are too kind! I wrote these 4 eerie short stories for Halloween two years ago, originally for a now defunct horror magazine, and then decided to put them into a collection of four and self-publish them. Unfortunately the very first review was a one star - by a person who claimed there were "no words on her Kindle" and gave me a one star because she didn't get to read them! I tried to contact her so many times and send her the collection, but she seemed to disappear off the Internet after that...but that one star remained (Amazon wouldn't take it down) and it seemed to taint the stories. No one bought or read them for a long time. I was so upset, but was busy with other projects and let it slide. I knew the stories were good, but what could I do? Then slowly people began to discover them and I actively began to push them.
    Robert, you're not the first one to call them good "campfire stories". One reviewer said she bought the Audible audio book and will play it around the campfire at Halloween for her family and friends (I had a great narrator for that one. Wendy Scott King)
    So thank you for the review! You ARE number 18! Your friend always, Kathryn Meyer Griffith rdgriff@htc.net

    P.S. ANYONE WANTS A FREE COPY OR FREE AUDIO BOOK CODE IN EXCHANGE FOR A REVIEW...EMAIL ME. rdgriff@htc.net

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  2. Kathryn;

    Too bad about that first review. It's amazing how some reviews can affect sales. On the bright side, I posted my review last night and was notified by Amazon this morning that my review resulted in a reader buying your great book. I love when that happens.

    I'm a very visual person and could literally picture you in front of me by the campfire telling me your stories. I believe the audio books you are doing, while taking a lot of work, will help your sales even more. But, I get the rush from the written word. You are a master!

    Blaze

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