[Reading] Dark LightAuthor S.J. Davis – Hometrainer-tests.de

ABest Selling Book on Kindle The Launch Debut from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing The click of the camera before you die A demon s unthinkable task A childhood game gone horribly wrong The nagging feeling that someone is watching your every move A lover, a betrayer Breakdown Vengeance Misplaced trust Malice Surprise How many times will you soothe yourself in the dark hoping for the light Welcome to a world hidden behind the blinds of reality This anthology is not for the faint hearted The tales inside are guaranteed to rob you of sleep at night and bring you the nightmares you fear Now, open your eyes and see


10 thoughts on “Dark Light

  1. Brianna Kilcrease Brianna Kilcrease says:

    Ok, so first off I have to say that THIS ANTHOLOGY IS AMAZING I have only read two or three anthologies ever and this is making me kick myself in the a for that Each story is so good that I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next 24 dark stories that all have a paranormal aspect to them, from faeries to ghosts to vampires to shifters I give the anthology as a whole a 4.5 out of 5 Now for my individual assessments Ok, so first off I have to say that THIS ANTHOLOGY IS AMAZING I have only read two or three anthologies ever and this is making me kick myself in the a for that Each story is so good that I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next 24 dark stories that all have a paranormal aspect to them, from faeries to ghosts to vampires to shifters I give the anthology as a whole a 4.5 out of 5 Now for my individual assessments Headless Homecoming by Andrew Katz 3.5 out of 5I found this story very enjoyable King Arthur based stories have always interested me, and Katz does a splendid job of making the story funny and adventurous I don t want to share any spoilers, so I ll just describe the story The MC meets the head of the headless horseman, which comes to life He proceeds to punch it in the face, and the head s body is coming to the castle to reclaim its head.Scarlet Night by Megan J Parker 4 out of 5This was one of my favorites It was very short, and left off in a cliff hanger At first I was slightly confused it starts off with the main girl being attacked by a vampire, and afterwards she meets her ghost lover and he takes over the other vampire s body, and they ahem do things But the way it is written drew me in and made me want to readEmpty the Bones by Char Hardin 3 out of 5Frustrating Enraging Betrayal was the main point of this story Buried alive, a girl watches as her sister and fiance consolidate each other, although it s so muchShe discovers that her sister and fiance worked together in an attempt to murder her And it worked A little religion, and a couple angels help to exact revenge, and a shocking ending adds the finishing touch.Whispers from the Darkness by Jana Boskey 2.5 out of 5For some reason I didn t find this story as good as the others I sluggishly read my way through it, and it was probably the slowest part I read during the entire anthology This was the first story that had to do with the Fae and it just didn t draw me in It s about the queen of the unseelie finally coming of age and being taken to her kingdom, where she has to realize who she really is.A Full Wolf Moon by L.D Ricard 3 5This was a refreshment I love shifters, almost as much as vampires The story revolves around a pack of wolf shifters, who are attacked by a Windigo, or a phantom beast The only place I had ever heard of this creature before, was on Supernatural So I kept picturing Dean and Sam in their smexy clothes killing it But other than that it was a pretty nice shifter story, with great writing His First Snow by Linna Drehmel 2 5I really liked the way this one was written, but I didn t get into the story very well An angel type figure is to find a gift for his Master, and stops a fight while looking, and also sees his first snow Good but wasn t one of my favs.Dementria s Task by Amanda Browning 3.5 out of 5Demons, a new concept finally Actually, this story reminded me of Initation by Imogen Rose a little bit The demon s were given a mission, and if they passed it they could become full demons, but if they didn t.well let s just say it s hell Tria as she s called follows a young college girl, slowly driving her mad It s interesting to see the girl unraveling piece by pieceBlood and Soil by William Greer 4 5Great A vampire story about a couple living in Germany, when a major in the SS comes looking for missing workers Lena doesn t want to leave, so she uses a new vampire child to kill the major s family, when others attack her, her and Ferdinand are forced to leave.The Darkon Prophecy by Linna Drehmel 3 5Short, but good I liked the idea behind this one A newly wedded couple break apart when on their wedding night, the wife reveals her Darkon heritage, and turns her new husband Running away, he comes upon an enemy, and faces his true purpose Enthralling and action packed The Faery Hunt by Alexia Purdy 4.5 out of 5Alexia is such a great writer I absolutely couldn t set my Kindle down when reading this one The characters all seemed badass and it was action packed The characters were hunting fairies, but in the end, it goes wrong and one is taken Amazing Breakdown by Bonnie Bernard 3.5 out of 5Very interesting Very interesting indeed A girl gets a ride with a guy, they go to a hotel and do things And in the end it s so weird I wish there wasto this story Ouija ust Wanted to Have Fun by Dominique Goodall 1.5 out of 5A group of teens use an ouija board in an abandoned, haunted house A malevolent spirit appears and they run Payment comes a few years later Weird, and I didn t get into this one Wasn t my thing I guess.Ghost Reapers by Rebecca Gober 5 5A.M.A.Z.I.N.G I want a series about this It was a great concept, and well written I loved Chance and Austin They were such enigmatic characters They re the kind that get into your heart, and you love them You love reading about them and can t wait to hearabout them They are being chased by ghost reapers, people who want their powers for their own That s all I m sayin Read it Death Becomes Him by M.R Murphy 5 5ANOTHER O.H M.Y G.O.S.H I loved this one also It was so sad and had me missing my own boyfriend It was sad and heartfelt, and I loved the entire thing When Jason is killed in a scuffle, his girlfriends world is torn apart, but he comes back as a ghost two months later, and follows her around Why is he back To protect her from the men that killed him So awesome Dark Fairy Reflection by S.J Thomas 2.5 out of 5This one was pretty short, and had some fae lore in it It wasn t very well written in my opinion, and I didn t quite feel a good connection with the character, but I liked the idea and the ending A young girl inherits her aunt s estate after her untimely death She discovers what killed her aunt, but will she succumb to it also Spider Whisperer by Lisa Goldman 3 5Two sisters are cleaning out the shed in their father s backyard He passed away and they are looking for things that he could of left them Mia is afraid of spiders desperately and they seem to be everywhere They go meet a mysterious Spider Whisperer who may or may not help them..Pretty interesting plot, very weird in the end Likeable.The Kiss by Jenny Phillips 3 5Thrilling That s the word I d use to describe this story Ella is followed by a guy who informs her that she is a Succubus A demon that thrives on passion and eats peoples souls Not trusting him, they run throughout the city fighting until midnight When she gains her powers.Very enthralling and good story Goddess of Death by John Hansen 2 5It seems that I have gotten past the amazing ones, and gone to the not good not bad ones This story was about a brother and sister who were being chased by demons It wasn t a very new idea, or didn t surprise me any But it was written alright.The Flaming Vengeance by Linna Drehmel 3.5 out of 5I actually liked this concept, but didn t like the way it was written Tanya and her sister are the last of their family and when one of them is lost, the other must exact revenge and become the Protector Pretty good, I enjoyed it and liked the ending.The Miller s Daughter by Stefan Ellery 3 5Painting on buildings, and creating your own art have always fascinated me I can t see how some people can create such amazing pieces I can t draw at all and that was my favorite part of this story It also involves a ghost Well written and intriguing in its artisticness.The Transformation by Ruth Barrett 1.5 out of 5Maybe I m missing something, but I did not understand this story at all It didn t draw me in, and I didnt understand the ending at all At the beginning it seemed okay, but by the end I was so lost Open Your Eyes and See by Naomi Bonthrone 1 5This one was boring and I really didn t like the way it was written It was weird and I don t even know how to explain what it was about.First Boy by Dennis Sharpe 3.5 out of 5Creepy A cop goes to a house and finds a girl and boy there He assumes they have been abused and tries to get them to pack up and leave The boy talks of their Father and the girl says nothing at all.I liked this one, although I didn t like how it ended.Alba by K.R Jordan 4 5Another werewolf one Great I loved it and it was kind of weird and brutal but still good She falls for a guy who in the end is a werewolf and the following twist of events leave you breathless


  2. Jacquie Talento Jacquie Talento says:

    It never fails that when I see Alexia Purdy s name attached to a book, I instantly want to read it She never disappoints me This has many different horror stories that have the endings of things not going so well for the main characters in this book I wouldn t suggest reading this before bedtime if you are known for having nightmares after a scary read because this might induce them It was nice to see so many authors get together and write these stories.


  3. Eve Cowie Eve Cowie says:

    I love to read but i am not able to read as much as i would like to because of my very busy life This book gives you so many shorts to read, just the thing of you are like me and dont have the time for a long novel This is so much book for the money


  4. Sandra "Jeanz" Sandra "Jeanz" says:

    MY REVIEWIt s always difficult to know the best way to review anthologies, do you review the individual stories or the book as a whole or even both Well here s my version, first the anthology as a whole, I really enjoyed and would definitely recommend the anthology is a great way to try authors you may not have read before There were a few of the stories I didn t like that I thought leant too much towards a horror theme for my personal liking I did however, enjoy well over half of the storie MY REVIEWIt s always difficult to know the best way to review anthologies, do you review the individual stories or the book as a whole or even both Well here s my version, first the anthology as a whole, I really enjoyed and would definitely recommend the anthology is a great way to try authors you may not have read before There were a few of the stories I didn t like that I thought leant too much towards a horror theme for my personal liking I did however, enjoy well over half of the stories The anthology is well put together and I think has something for most people.To review the individual stories novellas I have decided to rate each of them out of 5 I would look at other books by the majority of the authors in the anthology, thougheagerly at some than others I will admit to being a hard scorer in that i don t give a 5 5 unless i absolutely love the book.Headless Homecoming by Andrew Katz Initially the title put me off as I don t really like the knights of the round table type of stories but this was okay, once you got into it The low score isa personal taste issue than how the story was written Would I pick up a full length novel by this author..er..em maybe So it s 2 5A Scarlet Night by Megan J Parker This was a classic Vampire type story, with a different twist on it that I did enjoy I liked how this story flowed, loved how the author wrote.Would definitely look at other books by Megan J Parker So it s 3 5The Bones For You by Char Hardin This one was really different, being buried alive, though it also had a religious edge to it I don t normally go for things with lots of religious content reference in it but, I did enjoy this I would look at other titles by Char Hardin So it s 3 5Whispers From The Darkness by Jana Boskey This had references to the true life mate concept, and fae myths which was good mixture I really enjoyed this one and definitely will be searching out other books by Jana Boskey so its 4 5The Faery Hunt by Alexia Purdy This one involves the Fae again, its well written It has one of the characters making a sacrifice to save her brothershmm I wanted to readof it really I already have another full length title by Alexia Purdy on my kindle to read and review So it s 4 5Breakdown by Bonnie Bernard I don t want to give away too much with this one It s very well written and I really did enjoy reading this one Definitely on the look out forby Bonnie Bernard It s 4 5The Full Wolf Moon by LD Ricard As suggested by the title this one is a werewolf story The life mate concept is mentioned in this story as is the pack concept Again, yes I enjoyed it, but I wanted to readandSo LD Ricard is firmly on my authors to watch out for list It s 5 5His First Snow by Linna Drehmel An angel type story A tale from the light It had a moral hidden in there too A good short tale really, difficult to saywithout telling the whole tale Yes I will take a look atLinna Drehmel book as I enjoyed her style of writing It s a 3 5Dementria s Task by Amanda Browning This tale has demons Again difficult to say much without giving too much away It s Eerily good Another author on my look out for list Definitely want to readby Amanda So 4 5Blood And Soil by William Greer This is really is a good suspense tale.it does have Nazi soldiers in it too and is set at the time of oppression and war I enjoyed the suspense, the oh no what will happen now aspect of the tale Would considerbooks by William Greer It s a 4 5The Darkon Prophecy by Linna Drehmel This one is a tale from the dark Again I enjoyed Linna s writing style which makes the tales so easy to read Another 3 5Death Becomes Him by MR Murphy This tale concerns the living impaired A guy that has not passed on He was in the wrong place at the wrong time He has to protect the women he loves A brilliant tale, loved it Wanted to readLooking out forMR Murphy It s 5 5Dark Faery Reflection by S J Thomas This tale is eerily, creepy, maybe leaning a little to the horror genre as well as including the fae elements of the tale too I did like reading this even though I would say I do not read horror Would considertitles by S J Thomas so long as they weren t horror So 2 5Spider Whisperer by Lisa Goldman Another one that had lots of horror type elements in the tale I read it okay It was a bit spooky and creepy, not really my type Would I readby Lisa maybe 2 5The Kiss by Jenny Phillips a girl learns her true identity of a succubusA strange man she s never met offers her help, should she trust him It was okay, the ending was the best really this could be a spin off novella There could be a series of books about the succubus those I would like to read So looking out for Jenny Phillips Yes 3 5Goddess Of Death by John Hansen Another Demons tale This one about demon possession, and demon masters Okay tale but not really my type of thing Would give othe titles by John Hansen a look over So 2 5The Flaming Vengeance by Linna Drehmel This is an unusual tale of a prophecy Would love this to be a novella so I could readabout the green eyed one Linna is definiitely on my watch out for list It s a 2 5 for this one.The Miller s Daughter by Stefan Ellery Oooo Spooooky, a ghost haunting tale A bit leaning to horror again though I did like this one too Good short tale Readby Stefan Ellery Would take a look So 3 5The Transformation by Ruth Barrett I wasn t at all sure on this one , a bit odd for me Would I tryby this author dunno, probably not It s 1 5Open Your eyes and See by Naomi Bonthrone Again a bit odd and weird for mesorry another dunno, probably not on readingby this author So 1 5First Boy by Dennis Harpe This one ishorror, I don t like horror It is very well written though.Readby Dennis sorry not if horror So 1 5Alba by KR Jordan This one, I also did not get along with It felt very Americanised to me, so not been American, perhaps I missed some of the points being made Readby KR Jordan probably not So it s a 1 5.And a Score out of 5 for the whole anthologyhmmmm would have to say 4 5 I have certainly found some authors that I would like to readof


  5. Jenna Pridgen Jenna Pridgen says:

    Awesome Awesome Awesome A great group of authors with their own unique storytelling greatness I can honestly say I enjoyed every story in this anthology Recommend to anyone who likes short, paranormal stories.


  6. Carly Wallace Carly Wallace says:

    Hi y all Anne here with my Huge review for this absolutely amazing anthology from Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly Publishing, here we go First of all let s start with the book as a whole, it s great, fabulous, and dark all in between 2 cover pages The stories start with a bang and end with a mind bending boom SJ Davis has really out done herself with this opening anthology for her company I congratulate her for her endurance and stamina in this monster of a book She hand chose stories Hi y all Anne here with my Huge review for this absolutely amazing anthology from Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly Publishing, here we go First of all let s start with the book as a whole, it s great, fabulous, and dark all in between 2 cover pages The stories start with a bang and end with a mind bending boom SJ Davis has really out done herself with this opening anthology for her company I congratulate her for her endurance and stamina in this monster of a book She hand chose stories that not only haunt your mind and stir the darkest of depths but they also compliment each other through writing style, editing, and placement Now for the stories The first thing you read is an amazing poem by Alexia Purdy called Dark Light and it starts this journey with a shove into the dark and twisted Andrew Katz Headless Homecoming A dark and twisted tale spanning time and earth to forever change how we see common folk lore from times long past Perfect opener for this book Dennis Sharpe First Boy A creepy tale of twisted spirits and how far they will go to ensure their survival in our realm When your told to leave you might want to leave and never look back Megan J Parker A Scarlett Night An amazingly haunting story of death, love and transcending the plains of energy When you love somebody that love never dies it only causes you to go to extended legnths to bring it back to your arms Char Hardin Empty The Bones For You Oh this story was chilling the ending had me banging my kindle to getfrom it A story of vengeance and retribution for a lost love and a back stabbing sibling Love this tid bit and desperately hopefollows Jana Boskey The Lost Changeling What a creative and twisted tale for fated destiny When past bargains are made do you fight or accept who you are and what you were meant to be A truly chilling Faerie Tale that will have you wantingL.D Ricard A Full Wolf Moon What a devastating tale of things that go bump in the night and the ones who protect us from them sometimes paying with their loves and lives Great story for this book as it twists your views of normal stories Linna Drehmel His First Snow What a beautifully written story of faith, love and persevering in the face of doubt This story will touch your heart and lift your soul It is a light beacon in the dark but not without its own twists and losses Amanda R Browning Dementria s Task This story is twisted and shows the other side of becoming a supernatural creature Demons have tasks to complete to become who they are This story is fun and dark and I hope to seeof Dementria and her role on the earth William Greer Blood and Soil This story was one of vengeance and retribution when people had little to hold on to except each other When you break the rules people die and others will pay the price but your secrets are never truly hidden just masked and waiting to be uncovered Linna Drehmel The Darkon Prophecy A tale of becoming who you are and the pain and deceit you must endure to get there Accept who you ll become or run from it and loose all the ones you love The choice is there and must be made Alexia Purdy The Faery Hunt A great story of Fae and why they should be left to themselves Hunting what you hate most and the threat of loosing what you love most may have you put in a position to become what you hate most Bonnie Bernard Breakdown What you are is what you are and you will walk the earth searching for the ones you need A great tale of deception and murder to extend a race yet known to us Dominique Goodall Ouija ust Wanted To Have Fun Ever play games when you were young and have things go horribly wrong See what goes wrong when spirits are woken and teenagers are at the hands of a frightful night Rebecca Gober Ghost Reapers A Future world where gifts are curses and yet fate will prevail if it was meant to Love and happiness are worth fighting for and dying for if need be Given the right time and place you ll meet the one who will save you and your soul M.R Murphy Death Becomes Him A great tale of true love and mixed up fates Death takes no names and when its your time you must go because you havethings tho do on the other side S.J Thomas A Dark Fairy Reflection Dark tale of past and paranormal colliding in one place and reaping the benefits of curiosity and youth A great story both original and interesting for your mind to wonder through Lisa Goldman Spider Whisperer What a creepy and cool story about tolerance and understanding among species Acceptance must be had to appreciate all the creatures of the earth Jenny Phillips The Kiss Succubus are a rarely talked about creature and this story brings them to light and shows that respect and secrecy are prized among all Don t try to take what isn t yours and you might survive John Hansen Goddess Of Death Loved this twisted tale of protection and love only to find out you never had a say in it, because she will become what was meant to be and now your found on the safe side of the danger to come Linna Drehemel The Flaming Vengeance What a tale of loss and pain only to endureas you grow older Thought to be normal, become what will save the world You can t fight the higher cause you must accept it and become the one and to do that you must be willing to sacrifice all you love to save them Stefan Ellery The Miller s Daughter Creative outlets that unleash an entity long quieted Don t tread in places left to peace for when you do you ll anger the resting and cause a domino effect Until the wrong is righted she will be there and you will never rest Rush Barrett The Transformation Wow a twisted tale of loneliness and longing and where it may lead you Falling for sweet nothings and gifts may have you accepting a fate you never saw coming Naomi Bonthrone Open Your Eyes And See What a dark lost soul knows and what it sees are two very different things You think yourself the victim but really are you the murderer A twisted story of seeing what you ve done K.R Jordan Alba A new view on shifters and how the fall into rank When your the last and most powerful of your kind you become hunted and suffer great pain before you can be what your meant to be Alicia Cannon Honest Nightmare What is there to talk about when your nightmares become your reality, and your about to loose the one thing you can t let go of Knowing is scarier than not S.J Davis The Last Picture A great story of Life through pictures and when you ve seen so much pain and despair what will relieve your pain The last picture will tell a wordless story to the ones who loved you and never understood This Amazing book must not be missed or underrated, if you haven t read it yet get it now and get started because each story is unique and different and everybody can find a great author here to love and follow As well as an amazing company to watch for and catch their next great releases 5 out of 5 stars for each author and the book, so that s 135 stars for Dark Light published by Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly Publishing


  7. Amy Amy says:

    i love this book an awesome collection of 26 different stories from different authors each one is unique and different in their own way and will leave you wantingi really hated to see some of the stories end. they grab you up and wont let go until the very end i had chills on my arms reading some of the stories if you love the paranormal then this is a MUST read for you


  8. Menardo V.Pineda Menardo V.Pineda says:

    it is action pack Book that give all the Drama the action like you Never read before soahead Read this book it will be a Knockout it is action pack Book that give all the Drama the action like you Never read before soahead Read this book it will be a Knockout


  9. Autumn Autumn says:

    received this book to give an honest review.So some anthologies just don t have that ahh man that was freaking awesome when you read them Some of them are just okay and decent to read This one I felt was different and stood out to me I guess because I like reading dark things this one called out to me and I had nothing but enjoyment from it Each story was different but unique in its own way I can not just throw a title out there and say this is my f received this book to give an honest review.So some anthologies just don t have that ahh man that was freaking awesome when you read them Some of them are just okay and decent to read This one I felt was different and stood out to me I guess because I like reading dark things this one called out to me and I had nothing but enjoyment from it Each story was different but unique in its own way I can not just throw a title out there and say this is my favorite one because they were all my favorite I truly loved the dark sides of the authors and how well the stories all went together I felt with this anthology that each story was completed, by that I mean have you ever read a short story and finished it going is that it Or wondered why there wasn tto the story than what you read Well in this book to me it was not like that.We get stories about werewolves, fairies, spiders which this one freaked me out a bit , fantasy, ghosts and the list could go on If you are looking for something to give you the chills when reading something from different authors you may have never heard about before cough, cough, like myself then pick this book up I think you would enjoy it The only thing that bothered me with the book is the listing of authors What shows up in the contents page of the ebook I have are some different authors There are a few that are showing up here that were not in the book


  10. Thomas Wiatt Thomas Wiatt says:

    So far I ve read Flaming vengeance and his first snow by Linna drehmel I enjoyed both of these stories and would readif they were expanded upon Good story lines and quick paced so you don t get bored This author is going somewhere great The Darkon story is my favorite one so far Check it out