Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review: The Stroke Of Midnight A Supernatural New Year's Anthology Presented by Pure Textuality.

*Synopsis and cover from Goodreads



It's New Year's Eve and the supernatural community is ringing in the New Year with style! 

Fourteen of your favorite authors have come together to bring you The Stroke of Midnight: A Supernatural New Year's Anthology! 

The Stroke of Midnight features fourteen urban fantasy/paranormal short stories. Celebrate the turn of the year with all the creatures that go bump in the night!

My 4* Review-

The first I knew of this book was when I saw a Facebook post by Author J M Gregoire, in the All Hallows Eve Indies Blog Tour group. The post said it was a free eBook featuring 14 authors- bestsellers and debuts, and that bloggers who review are entered into a giveaway to win a $25.00 gift card for an eBook retailer of choice. So, naturally as any book blogger who loves supernatural would; I downloaded the book.

I must admit that I had only ever heard of two of the authors included; J M Gregoire and Brandy Dorsch. These two authors I only met earlier this year when I participated in the All Hallows Eve Indie Blog Tour. That said this collection of 14 authors was a great way to be introduced to new authors and get a taste of their work.

I loved this anthology so much so that even though I had spent 8 hours as work I still managed to read this eBook within 24 hours of downloading it. I was hooked from the start. The collection features humans, werewolves, ghosts, witches, magic and my personal favourite Vampires! I knew some of the characters but I also met sooo many new and intriguing characters.

I loved being able to read new; well new to me; work by authors that I’ve never encountered before. It’s certainly given me food for thought when it comes time for me to buy myself some new eBooks. My overall opinion on this book is good. The authors are all good and have their own writing style. They all do a great job of capturing and keeping the reader’s attention. As well as showing some character development even in these short stories.

So if you enjoy urban fantasy/paranormal stories I would recommend giving this book a read, especially if there are some authors here that you haven’t read before, you may just find your next favourite author.

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