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When Colors Bleed

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A short story collection that features three unique colors: love, loss, and regret. Both palpable and haunting, each story is a glimpse into human frailty and desperation.

Casey never had any luck with men, even though she was employed by one of the finest clothing stores in New England and saw attractive, “sure kinds” strolling through her section every day like
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Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Source: Received from author. Many thanks goes to Estevan Vega for sending me a copy of this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 4/5

When Colors Bleed is a compilation of three short stories by Arson author, Estevan Vega. The stories included are, Baby Blue, Vanilla Red, and The Man in the Colored Room. Each tale features the main character questioning themselves and their surroundings. The themes and emotions portrayed throughout are
Raquel Vega-Grieder
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review Of When Colors Bleed By Estevan Vega

I applaud Estevan for writing three amazing short stories. My favorite was Baby Blue because it made me cry and it just made me take stock of my life. All three stories, in my opinion, reminded me of possible episodes of The Twilight Zone. Vanilla Red is a great retrospect into the mind of a disillusioned soul. The Man In The Colored Room ends up being a curious surprise with a twist for an ending. I read this book without reading the blurb because I w
Missy (Missy's Reads & Reviews)
Estevan Vega completely blew me away with his novel Arson when I read it last year. So when Estevan contacted me to read his short story collection, When Colors Bleed, I jumped on it immediately - no questions asked.

Each story is similar in that they have the usual dark undertone (no sunshine and rainbows here), yet they're each unique stories that stand on their own. I found myself completely taken by each of the stories. BABY BLUE had me in tears, VANILLA RED made the part of me that loves rea
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Mar 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you that the collections of stories in this book are good. Very good. Each had a different feel to them but with the colors is all expressed different emotions.

Baby Blue: This story is achingly wonderful. The amount of emotions and story packed into a short story, is wonderful. The characters you can relate right away and let you fee like you are in their shoes.

Vanilla Red: I love getting into this man's mind. The thoughts in his head were crazy but made sense at the same time. Absol
Jul 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the second Estevan Vega book I have read. The first being Arson. This author has such a unique writing style; it's very dark and intense, often tapping into the disillusioned, disenfranchised soul. This collection of short stories is no exception.

Baby Blue tells the story of two people reaching out to each other forming a connection but for very different reasons. It is a touching story, both beautiful and heartbreaking.

Vanilla Red is a dark tale. Very dark, but just as fascinating. The
Mar 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I've had Estevan Vega's book Arson on my wishlist forever. I'm still anxiously waiting for my library to buy a copy, but when he offered me the opportunity to review his new set of short stories I jumped at the chance! I've heard nothing but good things about his writing and I went into this with high expectations.

Wow, is all I have to say. Truly. These three short stories are not only well-written, but each one is filled with such emotion and so poignant. It's like being teased with a little bi
Mar 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was asked by Estevan Vega to review this collection of short stories and seeming how I loved his book Arson I felt honored to do so . The first story Baby Blue gave me such a lump in my throat. It tells you the story of a unique relationship developed over a suit but the end is so very heartbreaking. The characters made me realize that even someone you meet in such a short time can change your life forever and you shouldn't be afraid to take chances. My heart broke for Casey in the end. Then ...more
Mar 10, 2011 rated it liked it
I was quite surprised about these three short stories. They really made you think and they draw you into them and the whole time it has you guessing what the end result will be. All of them are tragic and haunting.

Baby Blue tells the story of a Casey who works at a department store. A strange man visits once a week and asks to try on the same suite and shirt. They build a comfortable relationship. Then one day he buys the suit and Casey is shocked by what she reads in the paper the next day. Ex
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for a honest review ~WaAr~

This book is a collection of short stories by the author : Baby Blue, Vanilla Red and The Man in the Colored Room. These shorts are more on the dark side for anyone expecting anything different.
Baby Blue is the softer out of the three showing you if you don't take chances that you will lose them. Vanilla Red kind've creeped me out since you were seeing and reading the perspective of a murderer. The Man in the Colored Room is about a man
Allie Burke
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When Colors Bleed is a beautiful collection of stories that delight the reader. Baby Blue, a bit of a love story, was charming and heartbreaking. Vanilla Red, terrifying. The Man in the Colored Room, achingly dark. Vega's passion for writing bleeds through in the colors he describes and I thoroughly enjoyed each word. I'm looking forward to reading more of his work.
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creepy, disturbing, wonderful, all three short stories. I really like that all three were mysterious in the beginning. Vega is an author I've been meaning to read for years and this was a great introduction to his writing!
Althea Wynne-Davis
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Vega is a new-to-me author. I found this collection of short stories to be haunting, sad yet beautiful, unique. A great find for me. I'll be seeking out more of Vega's stories.
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