Blood and Whiskey by Clark Hays
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lonepine, Wyoming is a far cry from the life Lizzie Vaughan had previously known. Yet she’s willing to give things a shot for the sake of her unborn born child and her beloved boyfriend, Tucker. Still reeling from the events that occurred during the Undead Apocalypse, Lizzie’s trying her best to fit in, to make the most of her time with Tucker. Yet that’s easier said than done.
Her new life as the Queen of the vampires leaves her yearning for blood at every turn. Tucker has discovered a new blood source that briefly quenches her thirst, but she refuses to ingest it unless its really necessary. With the rapid changes the baby has brought to her body, it’s not as if she can keep the blood down long enough for her to benefit from its effect anyway. Nevertheless, she does her best to care of herself and the child she carries in order to make Tucker happy. Read on »
Alone by Marissa Farrar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Since the age of eighteen, Serenity Hathaway’s life has been a living hell. Her husband is nothing but abusive and repeatedly uses her misgiving’s as a way of making her compliant to his wishes. She’s tried to be helpful, to be understanding in the face of such adversity. Yet every bone in her body cries out against the injustices Jackson has committed against her.
Caught up in the turmoil of having lost her job due to one of her husband’s tirades, Serenity’s mind starts to shatter as the implications of her current predicament are made clear. She knows she’ll need to keep up appearances. To maintain a happy front, for Jackson will make her life hell should he ever find out. Read on »
A Complicated Life in a Small Town by Tammy Maas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
When Lydia Lawson left home at the mere age of eighteen, she never imagined coming back some day. Her alcoholic parents ruined what little childhood she had, scarring her for the rest of her life. Her memories are so full of pain that she refuses to remember the smallest details of things that brought her pleasure. In her mind, she’s better off not remembering anything at all. Things hurt less that way.
When her mother dies unexpectedly, she’s forced to reconsider her return to the one place she never wanted to be in the first place. Against her better judgment, she goes back. Never once did she imagine the horrors that awaited her behind its closed doors. Read on »
Please Note: The following are individual reviews for each of the stories found within this short story collection.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars.
The Chainsaw Chicks Of Chinese Camp
Eager to satisfy their hungry desires, Melissa, Shandra, Elena, and Ursula lure unsuspecting men toward their hidden camp on Maiden Lane. Beautifully, voluptuous Amazon’s, it takes quite a bit for their ‘guest’s’ to satiate their every whim. Yet most are quite willing to give the girl’s a go and help them find the release they so greatly seek. Read on »
Rae of Hope by W.J. May
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Haunted by the memories of her parent’s death when she was just six-years-old, Rae Kerrigan has done her best in moving forward. Her aunt and uncle have taken it upon themselves to raise her to the best of their ability. Yet there are things about Rae’s past that they’ve kept a secret from her. Secrets that are slowly catching up to each and every one of them.
Her life changes from the moment she’s sent back to England to attend a very posh private school. Whether it’s for better or worse, Rae isn’t sure, but she’s determined to live up to her family’s expectations. Sadly, her idea of school isn’t what she expected when she sets foot at the academy. Read on »