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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  12 reviews
On the night of October thirteenth, the Hunter's Moon descended upon the quiet town of White Chapel. As Sara Bishop drifted off to sleep under its soft illumination, the full moon seemed to have brought with it something far more sinister than a warm glow. At once, the nightmare started. But this wasn't any ordinary nightmare] This one seemed real as if she could smell it, ...more
Paperback, 331 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Crystal Dreams Publishing
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Jessica (booneybear)
Now this is how to keep readers on the edge of their seat! All through this book I kept saying (out loud no less) "It has to be the husband...no, It has to be the doctor...no, It has to be the art guy...no, it must be the detective .. and I would keep repeating this pattern over and over and gasping out loud, and screaming at the book until I got "the look" from my husband and step-kids.

Granted this book is not for the weak of stomach. Be warned that it is very gory and very sexually explicit, b
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Sheree
Sep 14, 2009 Sheree rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of horror, graphic murder & serial killer fiction
Recommended to Sheree by: seen on J.Kaye's Blog
4.5 stars

I jumped on this one as soon as it arrived in my mailbox and honest to goodness I could not put it down. I read it in one sitting, staying up into the wee hours with my heart in my mouth, my hair on end, and a sick feeling of dread in my stomache.

To become completely immersed in evil, caught up in the horror with the characters is a frightening experience & a testament to the talent of the author and the "poop your pants" quality of the story. Lee Moylan's characterisation is excel
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Lynn Worton
Review 6******

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

OMG! This is a fantastic thriller/horror! I LOVED it!

Sara Bishop is a fantastic character. She is feisty, courageous and quite possibly a witch/psychic. When she has a nightmare on the night of October the 13th, little does she know how much her life will change, and that the real nightmare has just begun.

To be honest, I'm not sure where to start. This book took my breath away! I was completely gripped fr
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R.W. Lang
Sara Bishop saw a Full Hunter's Moon, glowing bright white, then gold and orange, finally brilliant and bold red--blood on the moon. Sara sensed something very bad was on the way. The nightmare she had that night was horrific, a predator, an attack--her best friend, Rebecca was savagely murdered, then dismembered and disemboweled. This was only the beginning, the nightmares continued, as did the murders, suddenly Sara was next. HE was coming for HER! Moylan does a commanding job describing scene ...more
The BookWhisperer
Once Upon a Nightmare is the BookWhisperers first attempt at reading a Horror Novel. While I found myself completely horrified at the experience due to the content of the novel, it was an exceptionally written book. This has being a thrilling experience to look into the mind of a serial killer, and a woman that has no choice but to live every experience with the victims. Be forewarned, as I was from the author, this is quite a graphic novel and not intending for the weak stomach or heart. This i ...more
Mishel Zabala
Sara Bishop has a terrifying nightmare one night in October; the night of the Hunter’s Moon. This isn’t your typical nightmare either. This one seems far too real to Sara. It doesn’t just frighten her; it seems to wake up her “other” sense. A sense she’s had for as long as she can remember, it has always told her when things were a little off.

The next morning Sara hopes to talk to her best friend and neighbor, Rebecca Parker. Rebecca shares Sara’s gift and is the only one that truly understands
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Nathalie Brault
I absolutely loved this book, I practically ate this book from beginning to end, I read it in almost one sitting. Well not quite but let's say I read it in 2 evenings.
It starts out fast and it keeps on going fast up until the end. There is no slowing down ever. So you stand on the edge of your chair right up until the last page. You hold your breath all the way till the killer is revealed.
And then you go oh my God!!!!
This book is deliciously well written.
IT's the story of Sarah a normal woman w
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Melysah Bunting
Once Upon a Nightmare by Lee Moylan is a horror story that takes place around Halloween. Sara Bishop begins having nightmares that become reality. She starts hearing and seeing things as well. Suddenly, there's a killer on the loose in the small town of White Chapel. Can Sara stop the killer before it's too late?

Oh, this the scariest story I've ever read! And I've read loads of Stephen King, and Dean Koontz. The fact that it takes place around Halloween makes it a great read for the month of Oc
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Laura Summers
Reviewed for www.bookchickcity.com

I’m finding it quite hard to summarise what I feel about ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE. I think it’s easier if I split the book into two parts. The story and plot which really is superb, but then there’s the violence which to be honest is pretty horrific.

Let’s start with the first element. ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE is a gruesome, frightening murder mystery. Our main heroine is Sara. The book opens with Sara feeling an intense sense of foreboding, followed by a horrendous ni
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Louise
I first heard about author Lee Moylan's thriller Once Upon a Nightmare here in the book blogging community. Teddyree of The Eclectic Reader featured both a review of the book and an interview with Moylan last year. You can read the interview at Teddyree's page.

I also expressed my interest in this book at the Goodreads-site, and earlier this year, Lee Moylan contacted me and was kind enough to offer me a copy of her book, mailed to me all the way from USA. Perhaps it had to do with the fact that
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Cheryl
No one ever imagined that something terrible would happen in the small town of White Chapel, especially Sara Bishop. The night was October thirteenth. The night when the Hunter’s Moon appeared. Rebecca who is Sara’s friend had been calling her all weekend wanting to talk but Sara didn’t have time to talk to her.

Sara wakes up in the middle of the night, having just had a nightmare. The next morning Sara senses something is wrong with Rebecca. She heads over to her house. The scene that awaits Sa
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Gail (myJunegirls)
This was definitely more 3 1/2 stars. It was quite the exhilarating story. I was left guessing till close to the end who the killer was. The one thing that kept me from fully engaging was the main character. I just didn't like her enough to fall into the story as much as I would have wished.
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