Saturday, December 7, 2013

REVIEW: Ghosts of Christmas Present

Ghosts of Christmas Present
By Stewart King

Genre: Christmas, Horror
Year published: 2013
Pages: 51

Date read: 12/5/13

Summary: An accident on a deserted road in a howling storm.

A creepy carol singer haunting an old man.

A woman struggling to get into the Christmas spirit after the death of her husband.

Prepare to be scared out of your wits with this new collection of Christmas ghost stories from the macabre pen of Stewart King.

While Christmas is a time of opening presents and enjoying the festive cheer, it is also filled with long, dark evenings, moaning wind, creaking houses and weird noises from the cellar.

While it a time for re-unions and parties, for some people it is also a time of loneliness and memories.

And it is not necessarily just the living members of the family that come back for the festive season… It is also the Ghosts of Christmas Present.

Each story in this collection captures the essence of Christmas - but with a creepy spine-tingling twist.

My thoughts

This is a collection of creepy Christmas short stories.  I really enjoyed these, but my favorites were definitely: How I'll Hate Going Out in the Storm (you'll never even think about getting behind the wheel after a few drinks), Dancing in the Midnight Sky and There'll Be Scary Ghost Stories (which I recommend to all of the author's out there).  And make sure you read the Introduction where he explains his reason behind Christmas stories with a horror twist.  Great job, Mr King. :)

For those interested, it is currently for free on Amazon.

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