Angelic Knight Press' anthology 50 shades of decay is still rolling along nicely. Stacey Turner certainly latched onto a winner with this ribald tome!
I have included a book description and a couple of reviews below. One of the reviews is from one of my women In Horror, Melissa Stevens, so it holds a lot of weight with me. Go to the link above and read more reviews. I believe you will be enticed to buy a copy.
For those of you wanting to purchase this great book on Smashwords, the link ishttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/286863
50 shades of decay. A wonderful read!
4.0 out of 5 stars A myriad of stories!,
March 15, 2013
This review is from: Fifty Shades of Decay (Kindle Edition)First, I want to reiterate, this book is rated MA for a reason. This is not a book for the squeamish either! With fifty-one different authors, there is plenty of variety in this collection. And while some were able to gross out the best of 'em, (me), there were others that ... dare I say ... touched me with sincerity and possibly a bit of romanticism. And then there were others that were just plain hot. :)
If you enjoy zombies, and can handle a fair amount of guts, gore and ... other parts ... then I suggest a read. With fifty-one stories, there's bound to be a couple for everyone's taste!
4.0 out of 5 stars Gruesome laughs.,
April 16, 2013
This review is from: Fifty Shades of Decay: Zombie Erotica (Paperback)Where do you start to write a review of 50 erotic zombie short stories? I'm guessing if a reader is considering this title, they are looking for something a bit different - with zombies; or they want something a bit different - with erotica; or they think the idea of zombie sex is so gross they want to be appalled; or they think the idea of zombie sex is so gross they want a good laugh.
Well, there's something for all those readers in this book.
But no horror, really, unless you are a true dyed in the wool/ the mention of zombies makes you cover your eyes/easily scared witless zombiephobe, there is no true horror in this collection. None of the stories build any sense of dread, or concentrate on the fear, relentless pursuit, and desperation of a true zombie horror.
So what do you get? This work collects writers of various styles and to some degree, quality. It is hard to put erotica into a grab bag, too. What one person finds hot and juicy, another finds gross or underwhelming. The same applies to comedy and humour. So, I'll present here what I think are the standout offerings, some for their quality of storytelling, some for the laugh, some for the erotica, and some for the gross-out.
For details of 5 and 4 star rated stories see [...]
In the many stories that remain there are quite a few well worth the purchase price, there are simply too many in this collection to deal with individually. All ratings are subjective, so readers may like some I've left out better than those I've chosen to highlight with four and five star ratings.
All up, I am happy with the selection the publishers have chosen here. My only advice to anyone who would consider reading this book is to spread out the reading over a few sessions. The blood and gore can get a bit mind-numbing taken in too-large doses.