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Darker Places

Darker Places - Shaun Allan Darker Places is a collection of thirteen poems interspersed with thirteen short stories, mainly horror or paranormal, with a hint of humor in some. They focus mainly on the themes of death, love, loss, hunger, and the passage of time.

The author comes up with some truly memorable lines in both his stories and poems, but the rhyming in some of the poems is a bit forced; I much prefer the free verse. The stories are well-written and full of atmosphere but can become a bit repetitive, with death staring everyone in the face. As such, this collection is probably best sampled in small doses, much like a box of fine chocolates. Enjoy!

The poems:
Echo
Words
Moonlight
Summer Loving
Swept Away
The House on the Hill
Little Dead Riding Hood
Phoenix
Gremlins
Time
Never Again
The Face of the Storm
Fallen

The stories:
Hunger
Canvas
The Coming
Secrets
The Masquerade
The Lake
Home
Creature
Soul
The Crow
Footsteps
Stolen Moments
Prelude

I received this book in return for an honest review.

Full blog post: http://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2015/05/darker-places-by-shaun-allan.html