Tuesday, June 16, 2015



State Of Horror: New Jersey, by Charon Coin Press, is now available in Audible audio edition! Another great way to take advantage of the super stories in this fantastic anthology. All these stories are great. Take my word for it. Give it a try. You have nothing to lose. You can even get a free sample!

Blaze McRob

Editorial Reviews

The birth of a devil in the 18th century resonates in today's world. A storm hits a small mountain town and the resident must evacuate, where will they go? Visit a zoo unlike any you have experienced. The sins of the past haunt the present in a once thriving industrial town. Discover what lies beneath the boardwalk. Take a walk down memory lane as a woman is haunted by that thing she most loved. Escaping from a zombie hoard may not be the worst danger you face. What does it really mean to "Keep it Jersey"?
Join us as we explore the modern interpretation of folklore, culture, and the uniqueness that is New Jersey through 13 tales of horror.
Includes stories by Nathanael Gass, Margaret L. Colton, C. I. Kemp, Frank J. Edler, Diane Arrelle, and Christian Jensen.
©2014 Charon Coin Press; (P)2015 Charon Coin Press

4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Worth the Price of Admission January 5, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book directly from the publisher at a convention in September 2014. It took me a bit to get to it (my TBR pile is more of a bookcase), but I'm glad I did. I read the entire collection in about two days. In the interest of full disclosure, no, it isn't perfect. But then again, no book is.

As a reader, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The stories are interesting and unique, and for someone who has never spent any discernible amount of time in New Jersey, it gave me an interesting glimpse into the popular folklore and urban legends. The stories are a great mix of creepy and gory, and one or two even frighteningly poignant. My favorite story by far is the last in the book, "Memories of Her Are Dead" by Eli Constant. It's placement at the end is a perfect way to end the set.

As an author, I saw issues. My biggest complaint is not in the formatting or grammar, but in content itself. There were one or two points where my eye twitched a bit due to a typo or glaring grammatical error, but in the end any errors were minimal and didn't take away from the story. Several of the stories disappointed me for the simple fact that they were too short. For example, Julianne Snow's "Under the Boardwalk" is brilliant and one of my favorites in the collection, but I wish it was longer. It could have easily been its own stand-alone novel. The first story in the book is a great, creepy idea, but it's probably my least favorite in the collection (for technical reasons, not story-based) and as a matter of preference I wouldn't have placed it first on the list.

Ultimately I can't say there's a bad story in the bunch, and there wasn't a single one I can say I didn't enjoy. Overall this is a great collection to begin what promises to be a long-standing series, and definitely worth the price of admission. 
5.0 out of 5 stars fun read! November 27, 2014
By kel
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
another fun anthology! read more here: http://randomnessbybazib.blogspot.com/2014/11/state-of-horror-new-jersey.html

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