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The Nightmare Collection (Nightmare #1-2)

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A legend is hungry tonight.

A child monster will get its first taste of blood in Nightmare at the Freak Show. Four friends will enter the forest one December night, but only one can survive in Once Upon a December Nightmare. Almost ten years after Cassie's December nightmare, the monster awakens to hunt again in Nightmare Ever After.

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Nightmare at the Fr
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Paperback, First, 192 pages
Published November 29th 2012 by Surrounded by Books Publishing (first published November 1st 2012)
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Christine Rains
Oct 29, 2012 Christine Rains rated it it was amazing
Three chilling tales that will keep you awake on long winter nights.

We begin with a short terrifying piece that gives the reader a peek into how a monster is born. Nightmare at the Freak Show pulls at your heartstrings and leaves you pale and horrified, sitting with your mouth agape. Cherie Reich builds great tension in this opening tidbit. It'll leave you hungry for more.

Once Upon A December Nightmare grips you with its vivid detail and nail-biting suspense. It seemed like a normal night for th
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Nick Wilford
May 24, 2014 Nick Wilford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This collection had me hooked from the first page. It takes the form of three stories of varying length - short story, novelette and novella - following the tale of a "monster" who has transformed into a killer due to cruelty and ill treatment. Cherie Reich has pulled off a very clever trick here by not portraying the creature as simply a force of pure evil, but an individual that once had the potential for kindness, but had it beaten out of him.

The story unfolds through the three installments o
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Nick Wilford
Nov 12, 2012 Nick Wilford rated it it was amazing
This collection had me hooked from the first page. It takes the form of three stories of varying length - short story, novelette and novella - following the tale of a "monster" who has transformed into a killer due to cruelty and ill treatment. Cherie Reich has pulled off a very clever trick here by not portraying the creature as simply a force of pure evil, but an individual that once had the potential for kindness, but had it beaten out of him.

The story unfolds through the three installments o
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Julie Flanders
Nov 29, 2012 Julie Flanders rated it it was amazing
The Nightmare Collection is a fantastic set of stories! The first story, a short but haunting tale called Nightmare at the Freak Show, shows the beginnings of a monster. It's a heartbreaking story, because it demonstrates how cruelty can strip away humanity and leave nothing left but a terrifying creature who only wants to kill.

Once Upon A December Nightmare is a fast-paced and suspenseful novella about a group of teenagers who find themselves lost in a forest where, according to legend, a mons
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Ellie
Apr 27, 2013 Ellie rated it it was amazing
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The Nightmare Collection does just what it says on the cover – it delivers three stories that leave you with nightmares.

The first story, Nightmare at the Freak Show sent chills down my spine as I read it. Reich had me metaphorically biting my nails, as the tension slowly mounted until the horrifying conclusion.

In the second story, Once Upon a December Nightmare, Reich masterfully treats us to a story told through different character viewpoints. Like a great horror film, this allows the reader
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Cherie Reich has more books than she can ever read and more ideas than she can ever write, but that doesn't stop this bookworm from trying, even if it means curbing her TV addiction. She is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the paranormal horror collection Once upon a Nightmare ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Nightmare (3 books)
  • Once Upon a December Nightmare (Nightmare, #1)
  • Nightmare Ever After (Nightmare, #2)

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