Dark Screams: Volume Nine

Dark Screams: Volume Nine

Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub, and Lee Thomas weave six hair-raising yarns proving that appearances can be deceiving?and deadly?in this horror anthology assembled by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.   INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Vivienne dreams of moving up in the company, and now she?s got her chance. All Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub, and Lee Thomas weave six ha...

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Title:Dark Screams: Volume Nine
Author:Brian James Freeman
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:B071RB1D9H
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:162 pages pages

Dark Screams: Volume Nine Reviews

  • Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
    Oct 14, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

    Good read Good stories you won?t be disappointed. Definitely worth reading stories are well written hard to put down once you start. ...

    This volume was not as strong as the previous ones I read. There definitely seemed to be a lot of fantasy type stories, and I was really hoping for more straight horror. Oh well, there were still some good stories in this volume and I still enjoy the Dark Screams franchise enough that ...

    Review also posted on my blog: https://bennilovesbooks.wordpress.com... I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Overall, this was a great anthology! I love a good horror short story, and there were a bunch of them here. My three favorites: -?Invitation to the Gam...

    As with the other eight volumes, I received an ARC in exchange for a review. If you?ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I receive a lot of ARCs, but I have to say I look forward to the Dark Screams Anthologies the most. These are always a lot of fun, and I get expose...

    Another mixed bag of screams from Chizmar, Freeman and Hydra. Starting at the end: Lee Thomas is the winner, winner and for my money is worth the cost of the book. There are so many layers to this story and not all is what it seems. It's a 5 star plus story. Kelley Armstrong's st...

    Judging an anthology is always difficult. Does one very good story outweigh several that are simply okay? What do you do when a single story doesn't catch your attention, but there aren't many in the volume? The truly excellent: Kelley Armstrong's "Invitation to the Game," wher...

    This is a short story collection and I don't normally read short story collections but it was a challenge in one of the readathons I took part of on booktube, so I gave it a go. Invitation to the Game by Kelley Armstrong A woman working at a business is slipped an invitation to "...

    This is a short story collection and I don't normally read short story collections but it was a challenge in one of the readathons I took part of on booktube, so I gave it a go. Invitation to the Game by Kelley Armstrong A woman working at a business is slipped an invitation to "...

  • Elke
    Apr 25, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

  • Wanda Maynard
    Nov 03, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

  • Julia
    Oct 11, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

  • Douglas Castagna
    Dec 22, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

  • Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V.
    Feb 23, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

    Good read Good stories you won?t be disappointed. Definitely worth reading stories are well written hard to put down once you start. ...

    This volume was not as strong as the previous ones I read. There definitely seemed to be a lot of fantasy type stories, and I was really hoping for more straight horror. Oh well, there were still some good stories in this volume and I still enjoy the Dark Screams franchise enough that ...

  • Elizabeth
    Oct 18, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

    Good read Good stories you won?t be disappointed. Definitely worth reading stories are well written hard to put down once you start. ...

    This volume was not as strong as the previous ones I read. There definitely seemed to be a lot of fantasy type stories, and I was really hoping for more straight horror. Oh well, there were still some good stories in this volume and I still enjoy the Dark Screams franchise enough that ...

    Review also posted on my blog: https://bennilovesbooks.wordpress.com... I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Overall, this was a great anthology! I love a good horror short story, and there were a bunch of them here. My three favorites: -?Invitation to the Gam...

    As with the other eight volumes, I received an ARC in exchange for a review. If you?ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I receive a lot of ARCs, but I have to say I look forward to the Dark Screams Anthologies the most. These are always a lot of fun, and I get expose...

    Another mixed bag of screams from Chizmar, Freeman and Hydra. Starting at the end: Lee Thomas is the winner, winner and for my money is worth the cost of the book. There are so many layers to this story and not all is what it seems. It's a 5 star plus story. Kelley Armstrong's st...

    Judging an anthology is always difficult. Does one very good story outweigh several that are simply okay? What do you do when a single story doesn't catch your attention, but there aren't many in the volume? The truly excellent: Kelley Armstrong's "Invitation to the Game," wher...

  • Dez Nemec
    Nov 10, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 28, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

  • Irene
    Oct 17, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

  • Char
    Jan 27, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

  • John J Questore
    Sep 21, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

    Good read Good stories you won?t be disappointed. Definitely worth reading stories are well written hard to put down once you start. ...

    This volume was not as strong as the previous ones I read. There definitely seemed to be a lot of fantasy type stories, and I was really hoping for more straight horror. Oh well, there were still some good stories in this volume and I still enjoy the Dark Screams franchise enough that ...

    Review also posted on my blog: https://bennilovesbooks.wordpress.com... I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Overall, this was a great anthology! I love a good horror short story, and there were a bunch of them here. My three favorites: -?Invitation to the Gam...

    As with the other eight volumes, I received an ARC in exchange for a review. If you?ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I receive a lot of ARCs, but I have to say I look forward to the Dark Screams Anthologies the most. These are always a lot of fun, and I get expose...

  • Mommacat
    Aug 30, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

    Good read Good stories you won?t be disappointed. Definitely worth reading stories are well written hard to put down once you start. ...

    This volume was not as strong as the previous ones I read. There definitely seemed to be a lot of fantasy type stories, and I was really hoping for more straight horror. Oh well, there were still some good stories in this volume and I still enjoy the Dark Screams franchise enough that ...

    Review also posted on my blog: https://bennilovesbooks.wordpress.com... I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Overall, this was a great anthology! I love a good horror short story, and there were a bunch of them here. My three favorites: -?Invitation to the Gam...

    As with the other eight volumes, I received an ARC in exchange for a review. If you?ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I receive a lot of ARCs, but I have to say I look forward to the Dark Screams Anthologies the most. These are always a lot of fun, and I get expose...

    Another mixed bag of screams from Chizmar, Freeman and Hydra. Starting at the end: Lee Thomas is the winner, winner and for my money is worth the cost of the book. There are so many layers to this story and not all is what it seems. It's a 5 star plus story. Kelley Armstrong's st...

  • Andrea
    Feb 07, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

  • Susan
    Dec 20, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

  • Benni
    Dec 13, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

    Good read Good stories you won?t be disappointed. Definitely worth reading stories are well written hard to put down once you start. ...

    This volume was not as strong as the previous ones I read. There definitely seemed to be a lot of fantasy type stories, and I was really hoping for more straight horror. Oh well, there were still some good stories in this volume and I still enjoy the Dark Screams franchise enough that ...

    Review also posted on my blog: https://bennilovesbooks.wordpress.com... I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Overall, this was a great anthology! I love a good horror short story, and there were a bunch of them here. My three favorites: -?Invitation to the Gam...

  • William
    Mar 19, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

  • David
    Dec 15, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

  • Mark Smith-briggs
    Nov 29, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

  • Jan
    Oct 21, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

  • Sharon
    Jan 17, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

  • Paul Anderson
    Dec 25, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

  • Kieran McAndrew
    Apr 05, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

  • Valh
    Mar 30, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

    Good read Good stories you won?t be disappointed. Definitely worth reading stories are well written hard to put down once you start. ...

  • Juli
    Nov 21, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

  • Candy
    Oct 06, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

  • Ann Gibson
    Mar 27, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

  • Banshee
    Dec 04, 2017

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

  • Storm Reads
    Oct 14, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...

    A collection of stories sure to send chills down your spine. A blend of psychological horror and some true bodyshock means this collection should cater to all aspects of horror. ...

    Good read Good stories you won?t be disappointed. Definitely worth reading stories are well written hard to put down once you start. ...

    This volume was not as strong as the previous ones I read. There definitely seemed to be a lot of fantasy type stories, and I was really hoping for more straight horror. Oh well, there were still some good stories in this volume and I still enjoy the Dark Screams franchise enough that ...

    Review also posted on my blog: https://bennilovesbooks.wordpress.com... I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. Overall, this was a great anthology! I love a good horror short story, and there were a bunch of them here. My three favorites: -?Invitation to the Gam...

    As with the other eight volumes, I received an ARC in exchange for a review. If you?ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I receive a lot of ARCs, but I have to say I look forward to the Dark Screams Anthologies the most. These are always a lot of fun, and I get expose...

    Another mixed bag of screams from Chizmar, Freeman and Hydra. Starting at the end: Lee Thomas is the winner, winner and for my money is worth the cost of the book. There are so many layers to this story and not all is what it seems. It's a 5 star plus story. Kelley Armstrong's st...

    Judging an anthology is always difficult. Does one very good story outweigh several that are simply okay? What do you do when a single story doesn't catch your attention, but there aren't many in the volume? The truly excellent: Kelley Armstrong's "Invitation to the Game," wher...

    This is a short story collection and I don't normally read short story collections but it was a challenge in one of the readathons I took part of on booktube, so I gave it a go. Invitation to the Game by Kelley Armstrong A woman working at a business is slipped an invitation to "...

  • Vnunez-Ms_luv2read
    Jan 10, 2018

    My love of horror shorties continues! As with most volumes of Dark Screams, this was a mixed bag of dark, creepy and intense stories that had by far the most gore. There are definitely two standouts here that are what pushed this rating up to 4 stars. 'Invitation to the Game' an...

    DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE was a ton of fun! I was most especially impressed with the last entry TORN by Lee Thomas. I'm not even going to get into what TORN was about because I think it should be related exactly as the author intended. I will say that even though this is a longer s...

    I love these collections of creepy, demented stories. Each volume seems to improve on the last. Volume 9 features six horror stories: Invitation to the party - Kelly Armstrong. Vivienne comes home from work one day and finds an invitation waiting for her. Not just any invite.... The...

    3.5/5 stars Dark Screams: Volume Nine is an anthology with six horror stories. This is not a genre that I normally read. But Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. So I knew that I wanted to read her story included in this anthology. The six stories in this horror anthol...

    There are a few gems in this volume but some of the other stories really missed the mark. Invitation to the Game and The Dead Years were exceptional. The Blackout had a cool plot but wasn't a smooth read for me. The remaining shorts didn't cut it. ...

    I love horror stories, and have read most of the volumes in this series. It is always a pleasure to read these collections. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong Definitely one of my favorites. Probably because I like the concept so much. An evil, all knowing corporation that ...

    Another great collection of short stories that will be published shortly after the new year. For me the shining stars of this anthology are Kelly Armstrong and Lee Thomas. In "Invitation To the Game" Vivienne is up for a promotion at work. Normally that would be a good thing, but this ...

    Hydra and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Dark Screams: Volume Nine. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. Dark Screams: Volume Nine is one of my favorites in the series, as the offerings in this book are both scary and comple...

    This anthology consist of a collection of horror stories. These stories are from six well known authors. The stories were good but not scary. The writing was phenomenal and the story lines were well written. My favorite story was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant while my least favorite s...

    Another great book of horror-filled stories to keep you awake as you listen to the night sounds and glance at dark shadowy corners of, DARK SCREAMS: VOLUME NINE. Our first story titled, INVITATION TO THE GAME, by Kelley Armstrong, opens with an envelope on the kitchen table. Without o...

    Dark Screams: Volume Nine edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar (Hydra, January 2018) includes three new stories and three stories originally published in Cemetery Dance Magazine. Since the editors of Cemetery Dance edit this anthology series, it?s easy to see how they?...

    I received an advance reader copy (arc) of this book for the purpose of providing an honest review. Another exciting ?car? added on to the dark horror train that is Dark Screams ? now up to Volume Nine. This was probably my favorite of the anthology series so far ? four grea...

    I find it harder and harder to find a decent horror novel that doesn't rely on gore to scare the reader and is at that genuinely scary but some of the stories in this novel certainly went a good way to filling that horror void inside me. INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong ...

    Another great iteration of the Dark Screams anthologies. This lot has a great mix of stories, and all were rather dark and disturbing. I loved it! Kelley Armstrong's Invitation to the Game: Vivienne gets an invitation to play a game, and it's an offer she can not - and will not - re...

    INVITATION TO THE GAME by Kelley Armstrong OK for starters, I enjoyed the different, more sci-fi than horror approach to this one. *** SUMMER OF ?77 by Stewart O?Nan Very individual writing style, but didn't do much for me. ** THE DEAD YEARS by Taylor Grant This one also h...

    Dark Screams: volume nine serves up another six slabs of horror goodness with stories from Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O?Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub and a novella from Lee Thomas. As far as the series goes it's a bit of a mixed bag, with Grant's The Dead Years an...

    Provided by Net Galley for an honest review. This was a weaker addition to the series with only one story that really out shined them all for me and that was The Dead Years by Taylor Grant. I wish was longer than it was, it started off interesting and took a dark turn and then, got eve...

    Dark Screams,Volume Nine, edited by Brian James Freemen and Richard Chizmar I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This latest anthology of six select horror stories may be the best Dark Screams volume yet! Stories range from downright creepy to...

    Can appearances be deceiving? Can they be deadly? How? "That is the theme of the stories in this anthology.the short stories are written. They kept my attention even when someone was knocking at the door. They left, I kept reading. My favorite story was "Torn." I have enjoyed this seri...

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. There isn't much I can say about this one, since it was perhaps a bit out of my genre and comfort zone. There were a few good stories, but then one story takes half the book, an...

    I love this series, another strong entry. There is somehing for everyone. My favorite: The Invitation. Awesome anthology of short stories. I look foward to the next installment. Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review. ...