Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dark Light” as Want to Read:
Dark Light
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dark Light (Dark Light)

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  139 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
A #1 Best Selling Book on Amazon Kindle The Launch Debut from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. "The click of the camera before you die. A demon's unthinkable task. A childhood game gone horribly wrong. The nagging feeling that someone is watching your every move. A lover, a betrayer. Breakdown. Vengeance. Misplaced trust. Malice. Surprise. How many times wil ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 416 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dark Light, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dark Light

Angelfall by Susan EeBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireThe Vampire Hunter's Daughter by Jennifer Malone WrightEmber by Madison DanielBirthright by Willow Cross
Best Independent Novels
22nd out of 2,435 books — 3,371 voters
Hers by Dawn  RobertsonVery Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-MillsConjuring Darkness by Melanie  JamesWhere I Need to Be by Kimberly KnightPrivate Message by Danielle Torella
Best Adult Indie Book Covers
43rd out of 646 books — 1,337 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 846)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Brianna Kilcrease
Mar 31, 2012 Brianna Kilcrease rated it really liked it
Ok, so first off I have to say that THIS ANTHOLOGY IS AMAZING. I have only read two or three anthologies ever and this is making me kick myself in the a** for that. Each story is so good that I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next. 24 dark stories that all have a paranormal aspect to them, from faeries to ghosts to vampires to shifters. I give the anthology as a whole a 4.5 out of 5. Now for my individual assessments.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jacquie Talento
Mar 26, 2012 Jacquie Talento rated it it was amazing
It never fails that when I see Alexia Purdy’s name attached to a book, I instantly want to read it. She never disappoints me. This has many different horror stories that have the endings of things not going so well for the main characters in this book. I wouldn’t suggest reading this before bedtime if you are known for having nightmares after a scary read because this might induce them. It was nice to see so many authors get together and write these stories.
Eve Cowie
Mar 12, 2012 Eve Cowie rated it it was amazing
I love to read but i am not able to read as much as i would like to because of my very busy life. This book gives you so many shorts to read, just the thing of you are like me and dont have the time for a long novel. This is so much book for the money!
Sandra "Jeanz"
Mar 20, 2012 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it really liked it
It's always difficult to know the best way to review anthologies, do you review the individual stories or the book as a whole or even both? Well here's my version, first the anthology as a whole, I really enjoyed and would definitely recommend. the anthology is a great way to try authors you may not have read before. There were a few of the stories I didn't like that I thought leant too much towards a horror theme for my personal liking. I did however, enjoy well over half of the storie
Jenna Pridgen
Apr 18, 2012 Jenna Pridgen rated it it was amazing
Awesome Awesome Awesome. A great group of authors with their own unique storytelling greatness. I can honestly say I enjoyed every story in this anthology. Recommend to anyone who likes short, paranormal stories.

Carly Wallace
Apr 23, 2012 Carly Wallace rated it it was amazing
Hi y'all Anne here with my Huge review for this absolutely amazing anthology from Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing, here we go!!! First of all let's start with the book as a whole, it's great, fabulous, and dark all in between 2 cover pages! The stories start with a bang and end with a mind bending boom... SJ Davis has really out done herself with this opening anthology for her company. I congratulate her for her endurance and stamina in this monster of a book. She hand chose sto ...more
Mar 19, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
i love this book! an awesome collection of 26 different stories from different authors! each one is unique and different in their own way and will leave you wanting more! i really hated to see some of the stories end.. they grab you up and wont let go until the very end! i had chills on my arms reading some of the stories!!! if you love the paranormal then this is a MUST read for you!
Beth Roberts
I have read two of S. J. Davis' short stories today - this one and "Fire, Walk with Me." I was disappointed to find that "Earth, Cover Me" is no longer available as it was the longest of the three and had such an interesting premise. While this is a fairly powerful short, I wish it had just a little more background to it. What, exactly, happened to the sister? What happened to the core family in the aftermath that led to such a sad demise? I thought there might be some sort of parallel between s ...more
Menardo V.Pineda
Apr 04, 2012 Menardo V.Pineda marked it as to-read
it is action pack Book that give all the Drama & the action like you Never read before so
ahead Read this book it will be a Knockout!!!!
Oct 31, 2012 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the Authors for an honest review.

Vengeance is not always pretty, not always nice and definitely carries a lot of anger with it. This collection of Authors and shorts shows many different writing styles and interpretations of violent crimes, murder and avengers. Of course some are better then others but each story carries its own unique flavor making this a rich collection of thrillers. I especially loved the Crimson Shadows short as that is a personal favorite. Xander i
Michael Fierce
This collection sounds cool but I can't help but wish the paperback edition had this more striking Pan's Labyrinth-ish cover!


Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Nov 10, 2012 Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 18+
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Nathan Squiers Author
10*s. I barrowed this anthology from and I am ready to leave my personal review of these short stories. I totally fell in love with the short stories in this antholoy. There was so many emotions in these little stories. I would find myself laughing, smiling, and flat out shocked, and got me wanting to read more from these amazing authors. It is a MUST read 18+ that will have you re-reading them over. I dont have a particular fave becauseI loved them all. All different writing styles b ...more
Thomas Wiatt
Jul 07, 2012 Thomas Wiatt rated it really liked it
So far I've read Flaming vengeance and his first snow by Linna drehmel. I enjoyed both of these stories and would read more if they were expanded upon. Good story lines and quick paced so you don't get bored. This author is going somewhere great. The Darkon story is my favorite one so far. Check it out!
Dec 12, 2012 Ren rated it it was amazing
I've been reading these short stories on and off, but its a great anthology!
Rebecca Nolan
Jan 07, 2015 Rebecca Nolan rated it it was amazing
Wow, I really, really enjoyed this anthology.
Apr 12, 2015 Wordsuntold rated it really liked it
Dark Light is a launch anthology, the first publication of a new, independent publisher and it shows through at times. The stories are of varying genre, style and also, unfortunately quality. A total of 23 short stories (in my version, that it, there appear to be two and I'm not entirely clear on what the differences are, but some shuffling of content has taken place) some well put together, well flowing and very polished, others overdone and at times awkwardly phrased.
The collection as a whole,
Jan 31, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ebook: Water, Dance with Me
Author: SJ Davis
This review may contain spoilers
I was given this by the author for an honest review
Summary: Excerpt from Water, Dance with Me:
Cora knew what her father expected. Her sister stood under the boy’s arm in front of the van, smiling on command. The dusty bumper was warm behind her sister’s knees and the remnants of the plumber’s name and phone number framed her in the photograph. The lighting and composition could certainly be better. But this is the
Wanda Hartzenberg
Sep 23, 2012 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it it was amazing
I honestly never understood why authors co-write an anthology. I was unsure as to what the end goal was! I am no longer unsure. This anthology, filled with paranormal stories to sate each and every paranormal genre lover thirst brings the best of the best to the reader. The stories are, at times quite lengthy, at times short and sweet, but they are plentiful and whatever this book costs, it is worth it.
Every reader will find multiple new authors they fall in love with. Several that will enchant
Actually vengeance is a dish best served HOT, with a side dish of KICK-ASS. This anthology contains a collection of stories best suited to Adult/New Adult readers, wickedly delightful in it's joy of revenge and satisfying justice. Written by accomplished authors it is a joy to read.
Wow it amazes me at how many different perspectives can come from one picture. They say a picture speaks a thousand words... in this case, it does.

Shorter than I expected, but still a great little read.

5 out of 5 Hearts
Lovetiggi's Book Reviews
May 13, 2015 Danyca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A powerful great short story. The powerful imagery that this book brings forth is amazing. S.J. Davis is an amazing author this story of a father taking photographs of life and death will stay with me for a long time.
Joy Whiteside
May 17, 2015 Joy Whiteside rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another amazing read that once I started reading I could not put down. S J Davis is an amazing author and once you start reading her books you will be hooked there is no doubt about it.
Garrett Quaid
Feb 22, 2013 Garrett Quaid rated it liked it
Disappointing. There were some worthwhile stories but as a collection I have to say no.
Nikki marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2016
Wiilene Deniise
Wiilene Deniise marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2016
Trish Thompson
Trish Thompson rated it really liked it
Apr 25, 2016
Deana Watson
Deana Watson rated it liked it
Apr 20, 2016
Sarah Keller
Sarah Keller marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2016
Lorie marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2016
Boyko Ovcharov
Boyko Ovcharov rated it it was amazing
Apr 02, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 28 29 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Dark Light Anthology 7 38 Feb 21, 2012 03:26PM  
  • Downpour (Ember, #2)
  • Acidalia The Beginning of Kallos (Kallos, #.05)
  • Bella Morte
  • Brethren Beginnings: Volume 1 (Brethren,  #0.5)
  • Noir (Crimson Shadow, #1)
  • Everlife
  • Desolation: Stories
  • Hellhound: Prince of Fire (Hellhound, #3)
  • The Hunting Tree Trilogy (Books 1-3)
  • The Naughty Box
  • Anything can be Dangerous
  • Blood Genesis (Blood Curse #0.5)
  • Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight
  • Starblood
  • Dead on My Feet (The Halflife Chronicles, Book 2)
  • Here Be Monsters: An Anthology of Monster Tales
  • Destiny (Hungry Moon, #2)
  • Holiday of the Dead

Other Books in the Series

Dark Light (2 books)
  • Ink

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“A month is excruciatingly long when all you think of and all that you feel is pain. I have been so wracked with pain that it has become a part of me; it has become who I am.” 0 likes
More quotes…