Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dark Screams vol 4 ed by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

Good morning, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for the latest Dark Screams anthology, Dark Screams vol 4. As with the previous installments, there is a tour wide giveaway thanks to the folks over at Hydra. You can enter via the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.

These horror short collections are really fun, guys. The editors have chosen fantastic authors and pieces, combining new and old to create some truly creepy collections here. You may have seen my previous posts on the series, if not here are the links for volume 1 and the combined post for volumes 2 and three.

Volume four includes the following:

The "Departed" by Clive Barker, a story that proves a mother's love lives on even after death. This one originally appeared in the New York Times back in 1992 as as "Hermione and the Moon."

"The New War" by Lisa Morton is new to the collection. In this story, an aging vet is haunted by a strange presence and has trouble accepting the time that's passed since his tour in WWII. 

"Sammy Comes Home" by Ray Garton is also new to the collection and is a terrifying tale centered around a young boy's affection for his dog Sammy.

"The Brasher Girl" by Ed Gorman, reprinted from 1995's Cages, is a bit of an homage to Stephen King.

And finally there's "Creature Feature" by Heather Graham. This is a fun one about a horror convention and Jack the Ripper. This one does tie into Graham's Krewe of Hunters series and features both Maureen and Aidan of The Betrayed. Aside from the obvious spoilers/revelations that these two end up together and survive the book, you don't have to have read Betrayed or any of the other Krewe books to enjoy this story.

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

And now for the giveaway: Again this is tour wide courtesy of the publisher. To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below.

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Lauren said...

What creepy cover art! Guess that matches the stories inside.

Unknown said...

I'd seen this on the TLC website. Nice review!
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Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I love that you can describe this collection of horror stories as "fun"!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.