Blogging from A to Z – K for Killing it Softly

April 12, 2018 Blog 8

Blogging from A to Z – K for Killing it SoftlyKilling It Softly by Airika Sneve, Aliya Whiteley, Amanda Northrup Mays, Annie Neugebauer, Carole Gill, Carson Buckingham, Chantal Boudreau, Christine Lucas, Elaine Cunningham, Eleanor R. Wood, Gerri Leen, H.R. Boldwood, Jenner Michaud, Jess Landry, Jo-Anne Russell, K.S. Dearsley, M.J. Sydney, Marion Pitman, Nancy Holder, Nidhi Singh, Rebecca Fraser, Rebecca J. Allred, Rebecca Snow, Rie Sheridan Rose, Rose Blackthorn, Sandra Kasturi, Sarah Hans, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Suzie Lockhart, Tina Rath, Tory Hoke, Tracie McBride
Published by Digital Horror Fiction, an imprint of Digital Fiction Publishing Corp on October 26th 2016
Genres: Horror
Pages: 483
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The Best of Women in Horror A Digital Horror Fiction Anthology of Short Stories

Suzie Lockhart and Digital Horror Fiction are thrilled to present 31 chilling tales of terror from some of the best authors in horror. Includes stories from New York Times best selling authors Nancy Holder and Elaine Cunningham, together with more shocking short nightmares from the finest award winning female authors in the genre.

Contained within you will read: Torn Asunder—Rebecca Snow Lambent Lights—H.R. Boldwood Nosophoros—Christine Lucas What the Rain Brings—Gerri Leen Taking it for The Team—Tracie McBride Here We Go Round—Rie Sheridan Rose Songs for Dead Children—Aliya Whiteley Music in the Bone—Marion Pitman All of a Heap—Jenner Michaud Traitorous, Lying, Little Star—Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert Truth Hurts—Carole Gill A Trick of the Dark—Tina Rath Abysmoira—Airika Sneve Skin Deep—Carson Buckingham Orbs—Chantal Boudreau Rule of Five—Eleanor R. Wood Guilty by Chance—Nidhi Singh Ecdysis—Rebecca J. Allred Coralesque—Rebecca Fraser The Funhouse—Jo-Anne Russell Graffiti—K. S. Dearsley Complete—Amanda Northrup Mays Ellensburg Blue—M.J. Sydney Abandoned—Rose Blackthorn The Call of the House of Usher—Annie Neugebauer Ravens—Elaine Cunningham Foxford—Sandra Kasturi The Root—Jess Landry Long Time, No See—Sarah Hans Millie's Hammock—Tory Hoke Changed—Nancy Holder

Reading Challenges: A to Z, Book Blog Discussion

Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

       Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet.  When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.

More info can be found at Blogging from A to Z and the full list of bloggers is here!

 

  • “A” post   —  April 1, 2018 (No fooling! 😁 )
  •  After Challenge Survey  —  May 3, 2018
  • Reflections  —  May 7, 2018

My A to Z Challenge: K for Killing it Softly

Got this one from Netgalley! There’s always pluses and minuses with anthologies, but this one was full of horrific, strange, crazy stories. Can’t go wrong with that!

I have to admit, I was a bit lazy after I read the first few. I decided I was going to write notes with each, but some of these were only a few pages long! With such short stories, not giving spoilers became increasingly difficult!

Most anthologies have a mixture of good and a few bad. All of these were horrific in varying degrees.

Interestingly, these were all written by women. I know a lot of people say that women can’t write horror. My hubby used to be one of those, and then he read my stuff! Not that I can compare with these fabulous ladies, but I’m glad that I was able to show, at least my hubby, that women writers are out there that can write anything!

These fabulous ladies brought us an anthology brimming, from the first page to the last, with blood, guts, insects, and nightmares. A couple may have been easy to guess the conclusion, but with short stories, I’m not really wanting fantastic fiction. There’s only so much time to tell the reader what is happening! Some did have twists that were more difficult to guess, and those twists were lovely!

What matters is that the variety is superior. Each story had its own twist and own concept, making this an easy, fun read!

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Contained within you will read:
Torn Asunder—Rebecca Snow
Lambent Lights—H.R. Boldwood
Nosophoros—Christine Lucas
What the Rain Brings—Gerri Leen
Taking it for The Team—Tracie McBride
Here We Go Round—Rie Sheridan Rose
Songs for Dead Children—Aliya Whiteley
Music in the Bone—Marion Pitman
All of a Heap—Jenner Michaud
Traitorous, Lying, Little Star—Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert
Truth Hurts—Carole Gill
A Trick of the Dark—Tina Rath
Abysmoira—Airika Sneve
Skin Deep—Carson Buckingham
Orbs—Chantal Boudreau
Rule of Five—Eleanor R. Wood
Guilty by Chance—Nidhi Singh
Ecdysis—Rebecca J. Allred
Coralesque—Rebecca Fraser
The Funhouse—Jo-Anne Russell
Graffiti—K. S. Dearsley
Complete—Amanda Northrup Mays
Ellensburg Blue—M.J. Sydney
Abandoned—Rose Blackthorn
The Call of the House of Usher—Annie Neugebauer
Ravens—Elaine Cunningham
Foxford—Sandra Kasturi
The Root—Jess Landry
Long Time, No See—Sarah Hans
Millie’s Hammock—Tory Hoke
Changed—Nancy Holder

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8 Responses to “Blogging from A to Z – K for Killing it Softly”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I think I’d like to pick this one up but I really have a difficult time with anthologies on my Kindle. I don’t know why but I struggle with them. It’s awesome that they are all by women writers though. And good for you – showing your husband a thing or two!

    • Christina

      Funny you say that, it was hard to read, even though the stories were great. I just don’t do anthologies well. I was hoping, and this was great! Can a reader not live up to a book’s expectations? Shaking my head at myself!

  2. T.S. Valmond

    Just wrote a book in an anthology :-O *gulp* Just stopping by during the A-Z challenge love your theme. I need to go back and read the other great posts you’ve got here.

    • Christina

      Anthologies can be a challenge, that’s for sure. But, I also think they add something extra, where normal books don’t quite hit it.

  3. Greg

    I’d like to read more horror by female authors. I don’t read a lot of horror in any event but sometimes I like a good scary read. And yikes that cover!!

    • Christina

      I know. I love horror and I haven’t made the point to read much lately. There doesn’t seem to be many female authors in the genre, either. So glad I found this one! Of course I said yes at that cover.

  4. chucklesthescot

    I can never be bothered with anthologies. I don’t really have the time or patience to wade through a lot of bland or crap stories to get to the odd good one!

    • Christina

      There were a lot of good ones in this one, but I agree. On a normal basis they can be touch and go.

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