I’m thrilled to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for horror story anthology After Sundown, edited by Mark Morris and featuring stories by authors such as C.J. Tudor and Laura Purcell. Thank you to Flame Tree Press and Anne Cater for giving me the opportunity to read and review this great book.
About the book:
This new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been selected from the 100s of stories sent to Flame Tree during a 2- week open submissions window. It is the first of what will hopefully become an annual, non-themed horror anthology of entirely original stories, showcasing the very best short fiction that the genre has to offer.
Mark Morris has written and edited almost forty novels, novellas, short story collections and anthologies. His recent work includes the official movie tie-in novelizations of The Great Wall and (co-written with Christopher Golden) The Predator, the Obsidian Heart trilogy (The Wolves of London, The Society of
Blood and The Wraiths of War), the anthologies New Fears (winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology) and New Fears 2 and many more.
BUTTERFLY ISLAND by C.J. Tudor
RESEARCH by Tim Lebbon
SWANSKIN by Alison Littlewood
THAT’S THE SPIRIT by Sarah Lotz
GAVE by Michael Bailey
WHEREVER YOU LOOK by Ramsey Campbell
SAME TIME NEXT YEAR by Angela Slatter
MINE SEVEN by Elana Gomel
IT DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT by Michael Marshall Smith
CREEPING IVY by Laura Purcell
LAST RITES FOR THE FOURTH WORLD by Rick Cross
WE ALL COME HOME by Simon Bestwick
THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL HYGIENE by Robert Shearman
BOKEH by Thana Niveau
MURDER BOARD by Grady Hendrix
ALICE’S REBELLION by John Langan
THE MIRROR HOUSE by Jonathan Robbins Leon
THE NAUGHTY STEP by Stephen Volk
A HOTEL IN GERMANY by Catriona Ward
BRANCH LINE by Paul Finch
After Sundown is an anthology of spine tingling short stories that are perfect for this time of year. There’s something for everyone here, with an abundance of horror and chills to sink your teeth into as the nights begin to draw in and the weather turns colder.
There are stories from established authors such as C.J. Tudor and Laura Purcell as well as ones by new authors, but all are interesting and varied with themes drawn from all aspects of the horror genre. No two stories are alike, but all keep you on your toes, ramping up the scare factor with each one.
I thoroughly enjoyed After Sundown and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good scare, especially in the midst of the spooky season.
A strong collection of stories perfect for Halloween. Recommended.
After Sundown is available to purchase now: Amazon UK
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