Hot Best Seller

30 review for The Horror Collection: Yellow Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ann Keeran

    Thanks to Kevin Kennedy we have another collection of the best horror stories around. These will definitely blow your mind. Wait till you feast your eyes on Tumor Lottery! Moonflowers will haunt you indefinitely. As in his other collections, all the tables are wonderful.

  2. 4 out of 5

    William Bitner Jr.

    The Horror Collection: Yellow Edition Presented by Kevin J. Kennedy & Edited by Natasha Sinclair with stories by Kyle M. Scott, Mike Duke, Lex H. Jones, Zoltan Komor, Sara Tantinger, J.C. Michael Genre - Fiction/Horror/Anthology/Multiple Authors Pages - 128 Format - Digital Publication Information - KJK Publishing, February 15, 2021, ISBN: 979-8711453475, ASIN: B08WZLYZLR Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by - William C. Bitner, Jr. https://booksinmylibraryblog.wordpres... This is the Ninth and final book in the The Horror Collection: Yellow Edition Presented by Kevin J. Kennedy & Edited by Natasha Sinclair with stories by Kyle M. Scott, Mike Duke, Lex H. Jones, Zoltan Komor, Sara Tantinger, J.C. Michael Genre - Fiction/Horror/Anthology/Multiple Authors Pages - 128 Format - Digital Publication Information - KJK Publishing, February 15, 2021, ISBN: 979-8711453475, ASIN: B08WZLYZLR Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviewed by - William C. Bitner, Jr. https://booksinmylibraryblog.wordpres... This is the Ninth and final book in the Horror Collection Series. And a few things that remain consistent from one edition to the next are the caliber of authors and the wonderfully thought provoking stories each of those authors contribute to these anthologies. Within the pages of this the Yellow Edition, you will find six of the darkest and deeply disturbing tales of the macabre to date. In the first story Before I Wake by Kyle M. Scott, you will find a character who upon awakening with a hellish hangover finds things are not as they should be. There doesn’t seem to be anyone else in his life or for that matter outside his life around. An eerie, ominous ambiance takes hold and things in his life become surrounded by things almost preternatural if not downright supernatural. The second story A Gathering in the Woods by Mike Duke finds us following some teenagers to a rumored Satan worshipping site in the woods. They will encounter so much more than what is rumored to and they expected. A great ritualistic adventure. The third story Post-Truth Prometheus by Lex H. Jones tips a hat at and updates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein's monster tale in a most interesting and thought provoking manner. I enjoyed this one very much. In the next tale Tumor Lottery by Zoltan Komar we enter the land of the bizarre and unusual, followed by more bizarre and unusual...this one will have you shaking your head and maybe even gagging a bit. Next, we have Moonflowers by Sara Tantlinger. Love, grief, death and remembering. This one takes us down some very dark and disturbing byways. An emotional but cringeworthy tale. And we end with Freedom of Speech by J.C. Michael. Full disclosure, J.C. Michael is one of my favorite authors among all the talented authors contributing to this series. Every time I read one of his stories I am left feeling totally and completely satisfied. With powerful prose J.C. Michael gives a voice to the downtrodden and bullied and gives them powers to survive in an otherwise ugly world. I absolutely adored this story about Anthony Dunkable (Ant) and how he learns to use his hidden powers. Once again, hats off to Kevin J. Kennedy for putting together yet another wonderful collection of creative, genre-bending and very enjoyable stories from some of the best independent authors in the genre. From the back cover - Yellow Edition, brings to you another stellar lineup of talent featuring stories by JC Michael, Kyle M. Scott, Lex H. Jones, Mike Duke, Sara Tantlinger and Zoltán Komor! This edition promises a mix of styles and horror sub-genres — giving readers the eerie chills of dread, bloody ritualistic horror, the terrors of technology when it develops a consciousness of its own, insanely creative and trippy bizzaro and the desperation love wracks on the heart. Dive into The Horror Collection!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Erica Robyn Metcalf

    The Horror Collection: Yellow Edition edited by Kevin J. Kennedy and Natasha Sinclair is collection of heartbreaking and dark tales that had an element of loss in each. Each time I see Kevin pop into my inbox, I want to drop everything and start reading. That was definitely the case here and I’m so pumped that I was able to give it a read already! From this collection, two tales really stood out to me and I will definitely be thinking about them for a long time! Post-Truth Prometheus by by Lex H J The Horror Collection: Yellow Edition edited by Kevin J. Kennedy and Natasha Sinclair is collection of heartbreaking and dark tales that had an element of loss in each. Each time I see Kevin pop into my inbox, I want to drop everything and start reading. That was definitely the case here and I’m so pumped that I was able to give it a read already! From this collection, two tales really stood out to me and I will definitely be thinking about them for a long time! Post-Truth Prometheus by by Lex H Jones and Moonflowers by Sara Tantlinger were such chilling tales that really packed a punch! Unfortunately, there was one story here that wasn’t up my alley, but there’s a scene from that one that I won’t get out of my head any time soon! Per usual, here are my notes on each story. Before I Wake by Kyle M. Scott – 4/5 When a man wakes up with a nasty hangover, he goes through the motion of getting his day started but soon realizing something is wrong. All of the people aren’t buzzing around the neighborhood like they usually are, and his wife is missing. But that’s not the worst of it… This tale kept me on my toes! Such an eerie and dark tale of regret. A Gathering in the Woods by Mike Duke – 4/5 When two teenagers go to the site of a rumored sacrificial area used by a cult, they can’t believe the rumors were true. But getting photos of the area in the daylight wasn’t enough, they wanted real proof. My goodness. I personally didn’t care for the sexual elements, but the terror toward the end was intense! I loved the ending! Post-Truth Prometheus by Lex H Jones – 5/5 When a man on a mission to complete a coding project as an experiment sets off, he forgets one very important question- just because you can, does it mean you should? If the project works, what will be the cost? Phew this one was so suspenseful! I was so nervous about what was going to happen next and it just kept getting worse! Tumor Lottery by Zoltan Komor – Not one for me unfortunately. But for fans of bizarro horror, you’ll dig this one! There was one scene when the lottery numbers were being picked… my god. That won’t be leaving my brain any time soon! Moonflowers by Sara Tantlinger – 5/5 When a grieving widow attends a reception out on by her late husbands company, she is stunned when they name his last project before his death, a bridge, after his favorite flowers. But on that bridge, the widow thinks she sees her late husband… This is a heartbreaking tale! I felt so bad for this woman. Each event leads reader down a dark path. Freedom of Speech by J.C. Michael – 4/5 A mute teen struggles through school and home life. His mom is an alcoholic and he has a bully at school. But what no one else knows is that he has a power that is quite unusual. This was a fun and bizarre read! I loved that it left so many things unanswered that reader can think of what he may have done next. My Final Thoughts This is another wonderful collection filled with deep, dark tales. I loved the variety here as they were all so different; from stories about bloody rituals, to technology, you never knew what to expect next!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    Another Great Edition! More great horror stories from some authors I already knew and some new talent. Give this a read if you enjoy the horror genre

  5. 4 out of 5

    Marz Nature Trinity

    😎 I just love the thoughts that run through my head after reading some of these stories. Positively priceless! Thank you!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I always love these Horror Collections from KJK Publishing! One thing I love about collections is that you get to sample authors you might not have heard of. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck into a full novel only to find you didn’t like their writing style, on the other hand if you get a collection which isn’t put together quite so well, and the writing styles don’t vary enough but still compliment each other that can be equally frustrating. I’m pleased to report that Kevin Kennedy’s col I always love these Horror Collections from KJK Publishing! One thing I love about collections is that you get to sample authors you might not have heard of. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck into a full novel only to find you didn’t like their writing style, on the other hand if you get a collection which isn’t put together quite so well, and the writing styles don’t vary enough but still compliment each other that can be equally frustrating. I’m pleased to report that Kevin Kennedy’s collections don’t suffer from that issue. Each edition gets better and better, and you don’t have to like them all, they won’t necessarily all hit the right spots for everyone, but I think each collection has its own merits and Kevin has a range of fabulous authors in these books. So, in this edition we have an exciting line up of names, some of which I’ve read before and I enjoyed every story in different ways although not necessary completely, I’ll explain. Before I Wake by Kyle M Scott is the first story, and it is as beautifully written as it is easy to read. I blasted my way through this one. I very much enjoyed the imagery and the reveal. I haven’t read a lot by Scott but I will be looking to do so based on the way this one captured me. If his imagery is as strong in his other works I think he’ll be a good author to explore further. Next up is A Gathering in The Woods by Mike Duke which is interesting because I didn’t actually expect to like it. Despite myself I found that I was drawn into the story and rather enjoying it, but for me personally I’m not sure about the ending on this one. There’s nothing wrong with it, don’t get me wrong, it just didn’t hit me like other stories have. I’m not at all sure I’ve read other works by Mike Duke, although he may have been in some short story collections previously. I may look into other stories and see if they hit me better because the middle of this one was brilliant, but I just wasn’t that taken with the beginning and end. I was supposed to put the book down at that point, but the next story was Post-Truth Prometheus by Lex H Jones, a firm favourite and regular author on the blog. The thing I like about Jones’ writing is that it makes my brain stop and relax. I can melt into his words and ride the waves of his stories without thinking about a million other things at the same time. I very much enjoyed the modernisation of a classic here, something which Jones is very talented in doing; if you’re not sure what I mean then check out The Old One and The Sea which is his Children’s Book based on Lovecraftian origins. I thought Post-Truth Prometheus was a very well thought out story done in a very creative way. Tumour Lottery by Zoltan Komor was an interesting experience. I didn’t want to like this story but despite myself I found myself being drawn in. The imagery is impeccable and one thing I have noticed about Komor’s writing from other short stories is that it’s very surreal. If you can write like this and make it work, you have talent worth looking at. Don’t be put off when reading this story, keep at it because it has a good pay off. Much as Komor’s writing style might not be what you’re used to or might usually choose, it is actually quite refreshing and fun to read something bizarre. Moonflowers by Sara Tantlinger was a fantastic story, and I will definitely be looking to read more of her work. The story follows a family grieving for a lost loved one and I think the author really works with the emotion of it. It’s very realistic in parts to the way people can react to grief. This being in a horror collection there’s obviously more to it, which I also thought worked extremely well and the imagery behind it all makes you feel like you’re there with the characters. Last by not least, Freedom of Speech by J. C. Michael was another easy read which I devoured. I actually read the whole book in only a couple of sittings and the reason it took that long is that I had other things going on which needed my attention. This is truly something I have never come across in a book, but which definitely deserves your attention! A very creative story which may make you look at nature, just a little differently. J. C. Michaels will also be back on the blog this year as I already have another of his books awaiting review. I did actually want to get to it more around Christmas time but so much was going on it just wasn’t possible in the end. Keep your eyes peeled for more of his work though as I definitely enjoyed this one! All of these writers are really good, and I think Kevin did a fantastic job with this collection. The Horror Collections are definitely a favourite for me, and I always want to have a look whenever a new one pops up. Lucky for me I have heard there are more on their way so don’t worry, these will be back in focus soon! I don’t usually write about every story but I really enjoyed this book and thought they all deserved a bit of a mention, I’d say my top three were Post-Truth Prometheus, Moonflowers and Freedom of Speech but to be honest they will all hit everyone a little differently, and maybe you’ll have a different set of favourites – who knows?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Meghan Kurth

    Odd one of the bunch I believe I have now read all the books in this series and have thoroughly enjoyed each book. But this one seems a bit different, not as good. It's almost like they tried to go for stories that were obscure just to be obscure. To the point where it was just odd but boring . With all the other books in the series I was disappointed when it was over, wishing the book were longer, so I HIGHLY recommend the series! Obviously this is just my personal taste, others may love this bo Odd one of the bunch I believe I have now read all the books in this series and have thoroughly enjoyed each book. But this one seems a bit different, not as good. It's almost like they tried to go for stories that were obscure just to be obscure. To the point where it was just odd but boring . With all the other books in the series I was disappointed when it was over, wishing the book were longer, so I HIGHLY recommend the series! Obviously this is just my personal taste, others may love this book,

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lesley Oddi

    Great I just really like this book series. The stories are nicely written and are very unusual most of the time.

  9. 4 out of 5

    linda

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Moody

  11. 4 out of 5

    Wendi

  12. 5 out of 5

    sheila sharp

  13. 4 out of 5

    Florian Lerch

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca L Nicholson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jody

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nicole jachim

  18. 4 out of 5

    Carla Taylor

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rhiannon Roszell

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa A Brewer

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joy Boysen

  22. 4 out of 5

    Yvonne MacDonald

  23. 5 out of 5

    pat beaudin

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kent A. Cagle

  25. 4 out of 5

    Eric Mcclay

  26. 5 out of 5

    Violet Brennan

  27. 5 out of 5

    Literary Lion

  28. 5 out of 5

    wendy hill

  29. 4 out of 5

    derek burns

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Stewart

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...