Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Killers and Demons by A.F. Stewart

Bless A.F. Stewart for promoting short stories instead of a 600 page epic novel! :-)  I was able to recover from my screw-up quite quickly, thankfully...  

Yesterday, A.F. graced us with an interesting guest blog post about reader impressions/feedback.  You can check that out HERE in case you missed it!


Killers and Demons
By: A.F. Stewart
ISBN:  9781458165220
Published 2011 by Smashwords
Available Format: ebook

My Rating: ★★★★★

If you are all about sweet little love stories and happy endings, Killers and Demons is not for you.  But, if you want some gruesome, spine-chilling murders and merciless demons, search no further! 

Killers and Demons is a collection of five short stories about, you guessed it, twisted serial killers and disturbing demons.  From Valentine’s slayings to callous, deceptive, vindictive soul-hunters, A.F. Stewart gets it right!

I was absolutely hooked from page one.  Actually, make that the cover!  Right away, you know what this book is all about, and you know it is going to be remarkable.  Stewart has a fantastic writing style that gives the reader the haunting feel of the story immediately and portrays the terror of a full-length horror novel in just a few enthralling pages.  Her characters are spot on, from the abrupt and heartless murderers of “Devoid,” “You Got to have Heart,” and “London, 1888” (which reminded me very much of Sweeny Todd) to her humanized yet pitiless demons in “Victorian Shadows” and “Advent of Night” (the latter two being my favorites). 

I highly recommend this collection of stories as a quick and entertaining piece—for more mature readers!  You don't want to miss this little thrill ride...

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful review.

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  2. This was a great book... I enjoyed Stewart's word play and rich mental imaging. Once Upon a Midnight Eerie was also a good read, but this is my favorite of hers so far.

    Thanks for the well done review!

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  3. I know what you mean about the cover. Definitely a winner. And, having read some others of Anita's books, I know this one will be great. Neat that Angela says this one's the best.

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  4. Thanks for the kind words, Angela and Sheila. And the credit for the wonderful cover goes to Dara England; she does amazing work.

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