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Friday, November 13, 2015


Dark Holidays, by Jeffrey Hollar, is a great read for the holiday season and is available in Kindle ebook as well as paperback. Jeff manages to pack a lot of punch into this super eclectic collection. I had the honor of editing this book and am very pleased with the way every tale fit in so well with the totality of what resides within the tome.

All readers of holiday horror, and horror in general, will love this book.

Happy reading!

Blaze McRob

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Book description:

 Whether it's a Thanksgiving with little cause to feel thankful, the blackest aspects of greed and crass commercialism associated with Black Friday or any of the myriad of other brutal, senseless, violent and virulent aspects of the season, the holidays are not always a time of goodness and light. Within this collection of tales you will come to realize just how dark the holidays truly can be.

By S.M. Lowry on January 6, 2014Format: Kindle Edition *Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review.

I’m always a little skeptical about horror stories, but Dark Holidays was an anthology that pleasantly surprised me. Within the pages of this book, there was a mixture of dark and disturbing stories, stories about the folly of commercialism, and even some stories about redemption. The stories range from people who are simply alone and depressed, to those who have depraved ways of celebrating the holidays, to a man who tells off death and more. As an added bonus, the author has included three additional stories from a book that is soon to be published. While these stories are not holiday stories, they are still dark and left me excited

By Lori Parker on November 30, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
In twelve short stories and one poem, ranging from one to five pages in length, Jeffrey Hollar offers a study into the minds of people who have given up on embracing the holiday traditions of cjoy and good will toward men. Each tale's conclusion is dark and, often, tragic. Hollar has created a holiday horror collection that combines PTSD, terrorists, criminals, and Santa Claus.

DARK HOLIDAYS is right up the alley of lovers of horror fiction or people with that gloom-and-doom mentality. So you're thinking the book made me depressed or at least angry that someone would burst my holiday bubble? No. I recognize that the characters in Hollar's novel have real-life counterparts in my town; in your town; in every town. The book is a reminder of all the times we need to reach out to share friendship- and we don't. It won't always change the course of that person's life, but we'll know that we tried.

"Four stars" is the rating, because of the unique perspective this book took on the holidays; the variety of short stories from one author on the same theme; the reminder to pay more attention to the emotional stability of my fellow man; reasonably-edited indie book; some rather surprising story plots.

I received this book as an ARC through a contest I won. However, a free book never buys a favorable review. Click on my name for more of my opinions.

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