Dark Visions: A Horror Anthology You Won’t Want to Miss

Dark Visions

October is the month for scary things, and a horror anthology filled with spine chilling short stories from over thirty authors is the perfect read for the season. The release of Dan Alatorre’s compilation of Dark Visions anthology is October 15th, and you won’t want to miss it. In addition to a wonderfully original and entertaining  prologue, and his own story, “The Corner Shop”, Dan has lined up a slew of writing talent to include in this tomb of short horror tales.

Not only does this anthology have a very cool cover, (Check it out above), but it also has some very well crafted short fiction, some that will stay with you in times to come. These shorts cover a wide spectrum of horrors; nightmares, voodoo, vampires, apparitions and spirits, and even demons. The stories found here prey upon your inner fears, making brief little ditties from the stuff of nightmares.

None of the stories I read from this collection would rate less than three quills, meaning even the mediocre stories are pretty good. Among my favorites are “The Devil’s Hollow”, by Adele Marie Park; “Road Kill”, by Ernesto San Giacomo; “Behind the Leather Apron”, by Alana Turner; “The Bloody Dagwood Tree”, by Dabry Farmer; and “Ice Cream”, by Geoff LePard.

Not to say that other stories in this volume are not noteworthy. Many of these stories will keep you awake at night, including: “The Haunting of William”, by Robbie Cheadle; “Nightmare”, by Lori Micken; “Swimming”, by Frank Parker; “Lucifer’s Revenge”, by Christine Valentor; “What If”, by Geoff LePard; “Ghosts of Tupelo” by Sharon Cathcart; “Where the Black Tree Grows”, by M.D. Walker; “The Right Time to Move”, by Jennifer Ruff; “The Stranger”, by Allison Maruska; “The Storm”, by J.A. Allen; and “Spirit Lake”, by Sharron Connell.

I may be difficult to please when it comes to short fiction, because I like my stories to feel complete and often short fiction fails  on those lines, but most of the tales in this collection did not fail to satisfy. Most of them were also a little creepy, which is essential when it comes to horror. And, did I mention it has a really cool cover? Put all of that together, and I give Dark Visions five quills.


Kaye Lynne Booth does honest book reviews on Writing to be Read in exchange for ARCs. Have a book you’d like reviewed? Contact Kaye at kayebooth(at)yahoo(dot)com.













27 Comments on “Dark Visions: A Horror Anthology You Won’t Want to Miss”

  1. Thank you for telling your readers about this!


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  3. franklparker says:

    Reblogged this on Frank Parker's author site and commented:
    The first review of Dark Visions is in – and my tale gets a mention. Thank you Kaye Lynne.


  4. franklparker says:

    Reblogged on my site.


  5. Reblogged this on Allison Maruska and commented:
    What a fantastic review of our upcoming anthology! Only three days until release!


  6. hmkindt says:

    Reblogged this on Heather Kindt and commented:
    Positive review for our upcoming anthology. It releases on October 15th.


  7. hmkindt says:

    Reblogged on my site – heatherkindt.com


  8. jrlarner says:

    Reblogged this on My Writing Blog and commented:


  9. Thank you all for sharing. 🙂


  10. Thank you for this lovely review.


  11. ellenbest24 says:

    Reblogged this on Ellenbest24 and commented:
    Look out for my debut story inside “The Documentary”


  12. Plot Monster says:

    Reblogged this on Plot Monster and commented:
    Amazing review of Dark Visions. Thanks for the mention!


  13. ellenbest24 says:

    Reblogged tweeted and tagged #DarkVisionsAnthology mixed and flipped. ellen


  14. Nick Vossen says:

    Reblogged this on Nick Vossen – Author and commented:
    Great first review for this amazing anthology book of which I’m super happy to be a part of!


  15. Adele Marie says:

    Reblogged this on firefly465 and commented:
    A great review for Dark Visions


  16. I really enjoyed it too and my review is on my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

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