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Dark Tidings: Volumes I & II

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Tired of ho-hum horror and science fiction stories that fail to keep your interest? Want some tales to keep you awake at night? Then try this double anthology of original science fiction and horror.

An astronaut exploring a new world faces a terrible fate…a doctor with a revolutionary cure learns how far some will go to restrict progress…scammers in Africa get their just “d
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Kindle Edition, 186 pages
Published August 13th 2011 by Red Hot Publishing
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Jake
Sep 05, 2012 Jake rated it it was ok
I almost want to apologize for not liking this book all that much. I really got the feeling that the author, Gregory Marshall Smith, was trying and trying hard. He had well though out ideas and an interesting approach to storytelling, the thing is though was that he just isn't all that good of a writer, especially when it comes to dialogue. It was stilted and unengaging. He had characters speak only when he need exposition. There was no sense of these people being alive and that was sad because ...more
Will Renaudin III
Jun 25, 2016 Will Renaudin III rated it really liked it
Why 4 Stars (and not 5):
Mr Smith shows a real talent for creative, varied well thought out and easily understood story ideas and plots. I give nods to authors who also write short fiction, and make it easily available. Dark Tidings I & II was a well balanced mix throughout all three genres (no milking the same universe to death...) The mane character(s) (protagonists, antagonist) are solid but the characterization overall needs a little more developing. Also, some of the prose and dialogue i
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Alan Smith
Feb 19, 2015 Alan Smith rated it it was ok
Boring, bad grammar, way too many commas

Interesting stories but not gripping. Way too many commas as in: (not a quote from the book, just my example) way too many commas, as, in, (....) He, grabbed his arm. The monster, slobbered. Stuff like that. This kind of thing dragged my rating way down. Who was this editor anyway. Was he/she out to torpedo this author's career or just stupid? How about the proofreader. Either way the editing of this book is sloppy and very substandard for readers who know
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Jett Cat
Jul 25, 2016 Jett Cat rated it it was amazing
This book is a nice sampling of some stories. I was sad when the last story ended and I was left hanging, but I suppose that is the point. Must go find rest of story!

I got this as a free download on Amazon and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for another author to add to their list of favorites!

It was well worth my time to read this work, and I don't think anyone who likes intrigue mystery sci-fi or horror genres would be disappointed.

The stories are short, so to stop from spoiling
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Tabitha
Nov 13, 2011 Tabitha rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
A pretty well matched set of stories. Sadly a little too well matched in most cases. I really enjoyed the first story 'One Last Look' to the point that I immediately made my husband read it. After that though, it became obvious that every story was going to have some kind of major "twist," some making varying amounts of sense. In addition to 'One Last Look,' 'Your Most Urgent Attention Requested' was a funny little gem amongst the degrees of mediocrity. An entertaining story and also the other l ...more
Liquid Frost
Nov 23, 2012 Liquid Frost rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2012
Kindle freebie. fast read. So, it starts with some shorts that weren't bad. It then goes into a very long 'excerpt' of a vamp book, which at the end of the book....if you want to continue the story, you need to purchase it for a buck. Not cool. In any event - I saved my dollar.
david
Jul 02, 2014 david rated it it was ok
Uneven storytelling

I had high hopes for this collection but it just didn't pan out.Some of the stories had potential and were pretty good but most of them felt uninspired.
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