Review: Gray Shadows Under a Harvest Moon: Six Trick-or-Treat Thrillers by Roma Gray

Review: Gray Shadows Under a Harvest Moon: Six Trick-or-Treat Thrillers by Roma GrayGray Shadows Under a Harvest Moon: Six Trick-or-Treat Thrillers by Roma Gray
My Rating: four-stars
Published by BookBaby on March 8, 2015
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense, Thrillers
Pages: 121
Format Read: eBook
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Storycartel. This does not affect my opinion of the book in any shape or form.

The path into darkness begins here...
How often have you read a short story and wished you could see what happened after the big ending? In this book, the ending is just the beginning as each short story represents a chapter in an upcoming Roma Gray novel or novel series.
SECTION 1: A collection of six Halloween-flavored short stories. The stories are a mixed assortment of spooky, action adventure, and horror tales.
SECTION 2: Interviews with the fictional characters giving the reader the inside scoop on their upcoming novels.
Never let the adventure end...
Stories:
1. FEAST ON FAT TUESDAY: At Mardi Gras, a vampire realizes he has become the prey.
2. AND THEN EVERYTHING CHANGED: The discovery of Atlantis changes the world in ways no one could have ever anticipated...or wanted.
3. SUMMER VACATION: A teenager discovers that not only is black magic real, it’s also very unpredictable.
4. THE INVISIBLE CARRIER: A deadly plague is spreading through the Pacific Northwest, but no one can figure out how. It might just be the truth is too strange to believe.
5. UNNATURAL DISASTERS: Governments are isolating disaster sites from the rest of the world. What are they trying to hide?
6. WILL THE REAL MONSTER PLEASE STAND UP? A rampaging mummy, two insane cats, and a secret government agency. For archeologist Alistair Black, it’s turning into a very strange night.

A common way to tell horror stories is through the art of a short story rather than a full length novel, and so that’s exactly what Roma Gray did. She refers to her short stories as trick-or-treat thrillers. In Gray Shadows Under a Harvest Moon there are six thrillers, all of which are a chapter from a novels or series she is currently working on.

The six trick-or-treat thrillers are:

  1. FEAST ON FAT TUESDAY: At Mardi Gras, a vampire realizes he has become the prey.
  2. AND THEN EVERYTHING CHANGED: The discovery of Atlantis changes the world in ways no one could have ever anticipated…or wanted.
  3. SUMMER VACATION: A teenager discovers that not only is black magic real, it’s also very unpredictable.
  4. THE INVISIBLE CARRIER: A deadly plague is spreading through the Pacific Northwest, but no one can figure out how. It might just be the truth is too strange to believe.
  5. UNNATURAL DISASTERS: Governments are isolating disaster sites from the rest of the world. What are they trying to hide?
  6. WILL THE REAL MONSTER PLEASE STAND UP? A rampaging mummy, two insane cats, and a secret government agency. For archeologist Alistair Black, it’s turning into a very strange night.

Each thriller is a unique, surprising, and fun read. After the six short stories there are interviews with the characters from the short stories, who talk about the upcoming novels Roma is working on. If you like short stories with a taste of horror as a teaser for her upcoming works, you’ll definitely find Gray Shadows Under a Harvest Moon to be intriguing.

Out of the six trick-or-treat thrillers my favorite one is Summer Vacation, which is actual the first novel Roma will be publishing – yay! It’s also worth noting that 10% of Roma’s publishing profits are going to charity to support animals.



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