Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dark Light Book Review/Kindle Giveaway

There is nothing that makes me jump on the chance to promote something more than to hear that it is raising money for charity. What pulls even more on my heartstrings is when it is a children's charity. The Book Dark Light is a compilation of short horror stories. The 42 writers of the book have come together to raise money for The Ronald McDonald House. The Author who edited the book- Carl Hose- has had personal experience with the Ronald McDonald House when he daughter Ireland was born premature.

Here are some pictures of the Hose family during which they 
utilized the Ronald McDonald House charities personally-

Carl Hose's daughter Ireland.

Daddy & daughter.

The whole Hose familly!

Summary from the back cover of Dark Light-

Make no mistake, though. These are horror writers and the stories they’ve written are not pretty. Traditional and non-traditional horror, dark humor, ghosts, serial killers, alternate universes, magic, zombies, and other creatures of the night hide between these pages. Shadows move and dead fingers stroke unsuspecting flesh, razor sharp knives shimmer in the moonlight, and unknown things hide in closets and under the bed. The stories here are as varied as the writers themselves. If you’re a fan of horror, you will not be let down.

Despite the horrific nature of these tales, however, their very existence in Dark Light stands as proof there will always be a light at the end of every tunnel.

Turn the lights down low and enjoy the show.

My Review-

I really enjoyed this compilation. If you like the horror genre, you will probably enjoy this book full of short stories. There are some really good ones in here and to my delight there are a few stories full of dark humor sprinkled in. I like that Dark Light is packed full of short stories, this one will keep you reading for a while with over 500 pages, but it's nice since they are short stories so you can read just a few at a time if you want. I will warn that for those who are easily offended, there is some swearing throughout, but nothing too outrageous.  I am really impressed that so many authors would come together to compile this anthology and help raise money for the Ronald McDonald charity which is so near and dear to Carl Hoes's heart.

Stories I really enjoyed within the book:

Crasher by: Debbie Kuhn
Harbinger by: Carl Hose
Death Comes Calling by: Randy Chandler
After the Fall by: Paul Fry
Death Comes Calling by: Randy Chandler
Resurrecting Mindy by: Joe McKinney
The Bride of Frankenstein Dances with Celebrity by: Chris Hugh

Carl Hose online:
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*Disclaimer- I was provided a copy of Dark Light for the purposes of this review. All opinions stated are 100% my own.


  1. Thank you for the review and for getting on board to help out with promotion. People like you will help make "Dark Light" a success. It is truly appreciated.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I love what you are doing with this book! <3

  2. The rafflecopter form isn't letting me log in right now... thanks for sharing the review and giveaway.

  3. Great review. As strange as some people may find it, I am a horror lover myself. I love scary movies and stories as well. When i was younger I used to always go straight to the horror section at Barnes & Noble! This actually looks like a really good read. I am going to check it out on Amazon. I love short stories anyways!

  4. Sounds like a book that would keep me entertained for hours!

  5. Great review! Sounds like a great book also, I am going to have to read it!

  6. I am always scared I am going to be too scared

  7. followed by email! thanks for the giveaway

  8. thanks for a great review and an awesome giveaway

  9. Thanks so much for the great review and awesome giveaway!