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  • 10/2016
  • 9781927598498 B01LX96Q69
  • 483 pages
  • $2.99
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  • 10/2016
  • 9781927598504 1927598508
  • 483 pages
  • $14.39
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Killing It Softly: A Digital Horror Fiction Anthology of Short Stories (The Best by Women in Horror) (Volume 1)
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Suzie Lockhart and Digital Horror Fiction are thrilled to present 32 chilling tales of terror from some of the best authors in horror. Killing It Softly includes stories from New York Times best selling authors Nancy Holder and Elaine Cunningham, together with more shocking short nightmares from the finest award winning female writers in the genre. Your heart won’t stop pounding as you dig into the pages of this book; from the moment you immerse yourself in the first tale, about a women waking to find herself inside a coffin, buried alive, until the last, a coming of age story about a sixteen-year-old’s journey of self-discovery amidst all hell breaking loose. You’ll find your proof that women can, indeed, do a wicked dance between science fiction and horror as they penetrate your darkest thoughts, to bring forth stories promising to leave you with a lingering anxiety you can’t seem to shake.
Reviews
This reprint anthology of 32 horror stories by female authors maintains an impressively high level of quality in both prose and chills. After opening with a few pieces with period settings, including H.R. Boldwood’s “Lambent Lights,” the book moves through most of the standard types of horror in informal, ambling groupings: body horror stories such as Rebecca J. Allred’s “Ecdysis,” spooky house stories such as K.S. Dearsley’s “Graffiti,” stories evoking folktales such as Elaine Cunningham’s “Ravens,” and zombie and vampire stories such as Nancy Holder’s “Changed.” Though the collection doesn’t aim for cultural diversity, a few pieces, including Sarah Hans’s voudou-centered “Long Time No See” and Nidhi Singh’s “Guilty by Chance,” reach beyond American and European topics. The collection doesn’t make any particular statements about femininity; Lockhart focuses on raising up female horror writers as a community, eschewing any notion of common themes or approaches. (BookLife)
Jessa

5/5 Stars "I freaking loved this! Most horror anthologies I've read have all been from male authors! Lookout fellas these ladies kicked some serious butt! I love how each one has their own flare and style making the stories come to life in a different way. Seriously hoping you are working on a book 2! Very well done!" (November 5, 2016)

Jim Reader

5/5 Stars "This is an anthology chock-full of chills! Most anthologies are a mixed bag - you're going to have some stories that shine, and others that are, more or less, filler. Suzi Wargo Lockhart's "Killing It Softly: A Digital Horror Fiction Anthology" is a 'best of' affair, full of dark and disturbing tales by women. Every story is well worth reading, even though some were more to my taste than others. I found Geri Leen's "What the Rain Brings", Aliya Whiteley's "Songs for Dead Children", and Airika Sneve's "Abysmoira" particularly disturbing. If you like 'bumps in the night', be sure to pick this one up, and read it alone..." (December 28, 2016)

Kaitlyn Christina

5/5 Stars "Loved it!!! A great read!" (November 21, 2016)

Lindsey B. Goddard

5/5 Stars "I loved this book. Each story lends its own unique voice to a mixture of quiet horror and hard-hitting shock. All the stories included are intensely creepy so that every horror fan will find something they like here. Between these pages you'll find a brilliant line-up of highly skilled horror writers, who also happen to be female. I bet you'll find a new favorite author, too. Don't miss out." (January 7, 2017)

Lou Rera

5/5 Stars "Killing it Softly was a great read. I am a member of the Horror Writers Association and have met some fantastic female writers (Sephera Giron and Kelly Armstrong etc). The women who have contributed their work to Killing it Softly have written close to my heart--dark subjects that beget darker thoughts that claw at your psyche. Reading should instill something inside you--take you places that come to life (and death) through the imagination of the writer as they knock the wind out of your imagination. This anthology is one of the best in the genre I've read. Check it out!" (January 2, 2017)

News
10/12/2016
The Best by Women in Horror

Suzie Lockhart and Digital Horror Fiction are thrilled to present 32 chilling tales of terror from some of the best authors in horror. Killing It Softly includes stories from New York Times best selling authors Nancy Holder and Elaine Cunningham, together with more shocking short nightmares from the finest award winning female writers in the genre.

Your heart won’t stop pounding as you dig into the pages of this book; from the moment you immerse yourself in the first tale, about a women waking to find herself inside a coffin, buried alive, until the last, a coming of age story about a sixteen-year-old’s journey of self-discovery amidst all hell breaking loose. You’ll find your proof that women can, indeed, do a wicked dance between science fiction and horror as they penetrate your darkest thoughts, to bring forth stories promising to leave you with a lingering anxiety you can’t seem to shake. Any romantic notions of vampires will be crushed, and dark and twisted plots will confirm definitively that females can even write about zombies. We dare you to read stories that will leave you deeply disturbed, and some that will slice into your very soul. It wouldn’t be horror if there wasn’t an ode to Edgar Allen Poe…we have two masterfully written tales. There are stories off the odd and unusual, stories that take a perilous dive into worlds of disturbing shadows, and there’s even an exorcism—in a tale that daringly addresses the heartbreaking disease that is alcoholism.

Enter at your own risk…

Featuring: Rebecca Snow, H.R. Boldwood, Christine Lucas, Gerri Leen, Tracie McBride, Rie Sheridan Rose, Aliya Whiteley, Marion Pitman, Jenner Michaud, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Carole Gill, Tina Rath, Airika Sneve, Carson Buckingham, Chantal Boudreau, Eleanor R. Wood, Nidhi Singh, Rebecca J. Allred, Rebecca Fraser, Jo-Anne Russell, K. S. Dearsley, Amanda Northrup Mays, M.J. Sydney, Rose Blackthorn, Annie Neugebauer, Elaine Cunningham, Sandra Kasturi, Jess Landry, Sarah Hans, Tory Hoke, and Nancy Holder

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 10/2016
  • 9781927598498 B01LX96Q69
  • 483 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 10/2016
  • 9781927598504 1927598508
  • 483 pages
  • $14.39

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