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"Brian Moreland writes a blend of survival horror and occult mystery that I find impossible to resist. I know, when I've got one of his books in my hands, that I'm going to be lost to the world for hours on end. He's just that good." -Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Flesh Eaters.
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Paperback, 282 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Samhain Publishing Ltd.,
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Kimberly
4.5 Stars!

BLOOD SACRIFICES, by Brian Moreland is a collection of three novellas, and one short story that serves as a prequel to the first novella. By the time I had come across this collection, I had previously read two of Moreland’s novels, and one novella. I can honestly say that I have yet to come across something from this author that I didn’t enjoy. Moreland has a fluid writing style that appears to be getting stronger with each new release. His attention to atmospheric details quickly
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Shane Keene
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Blood Sacrifices, the new collection from Samhain Publishing, isn't my first go round with the work of Brian Moreland. In fact two of the three novellas collected here The Witching House and Darkness Rising, as well as the short story, The Girl from the Blood Coven, are some of the previous stories I've read by Brian. I've reviewed Darkness Rising before so I'm not going to talk too much about that one here. Suffice it to say I got a great deal of enjoyment out of that book, as I have out of all ...more
Andi Rawson
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blood Sacrifices by Brian Moreland is the first book I’ve read by this author and as an anthology of his work, seemed like a good place to start. All four stories were previously published as single novellas, so it’s new to me but not new in general. This is so all of those people who buy this and then complain that it’s false advertising because they have already read all of the stories, that’s so I can tell you that “I told you so.”

The Girl from the Blood Coven: A short prequel to The
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Somer Canon
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of Brian Moreland. I love his brutality, pacing and his ability to make you really empathize with the characters. This book's three novellas were all just terrific. I'm a huge fan of The Blevins House in particular. Great book.
Zakk Madness
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing

When I first read Darkness Rising, way back in 2015, I gave it a bit of a knock for starting the tale with a familiar cast of baddies. Regular joes in simple masks (animal or otherwise) seemed to be all the rage in film at the time. It felt too easy. Perhaps that was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction on my past as it is a pretty effective visual.

Darkness Rising has stuck with me, rattling around in the old brain pan. It was only my second Moreland read behind The Girl from the Blood Coven (a
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Michelle Miller (True Book Addict)
First of all, the book as a whole. One of the best collections I've read to date...seriously!

As I was reading The Girl from the Blood Coven, the short prequel to The Witching House, I was thinking, "This is really something." I was seriously creeped out. That's a good thing. What can I say about The Witching House that can even describe its brilliance? It almost had me as scared as I was when I read my favorite horror novel of all time, Hell House by Richard Matheson. The legends surrounding the
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Angela Crawford
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this anthology.

Blood Sacrifices is an anthology of three novellas and one short story that will leave you dying for more of Brian Moreland's books! Each story was better than the last. The Girl From The Blood Coven is the perfect start to this collection. I loved this story! It is intense and spooky, setting the mood for the rest of the book. It also made me want to know more about the
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 Nyarlathotep Twelfth Month The Haunted Reading Room
Review: BLOOD SACRIFICES by Brian Moreland

A delectable selection of 4 horror stories from Brian Moreland, the author noted for "thinking person's horror. Mr. Moreland, who can squelch 'em out with the best of them, is also a powerful intellect. Not for him is the simple slice-and-dice. He makes readers think, and expands their imaginative horizons.

Included here are "The Girl from the Blood Coven," "The Witching House," "Darkness Rising," and "The Vagrants."

Rich D.
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I have heard nothing but great things about Brian Moreland's books from both other readers and horror authors for a while. So when I was approached to join the blog tour for Blood Sacrifices, a collection of four previously digital-only titles, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to start reading his work.

The Girl From The Blood Coven is the first story in the collection and takes place in June 21, 1972 in the pine country of East Texas.
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Kimberly
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

BLOOD SACRIFICES, by Brian Moreland is a collection of three novellas, and one short story that serves as a prequel to the first novella. By the time I had come across this collection, I had previously read two of Moreland’s novels, and one novella. I can honestly say that I have yet to come across something from this author that I didn’t enjoy. Moreland has a fluid writing style that appears to be getting stronger with each new release. His attention to atmospheric details quickly
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Kenneth McKinley
Blood Sacrifices is my first introduction to Moreland's work and what an introduction it was. Plain and simple, Blood Sacrifices is the best read I've read in years. It's that good. Influences of McCammon and King drip from the pages. Moreland's style is so easy and smooth to get immersed in. The characterization is impeccable. The dialogue is completely believable. The settings are layed out so vividly, you'd swear you were looking over the characters shoulders. Blood Sacrifices is comprised of ...more
Stuart West
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story collections are amongst the hardest fiction to review because invariably certain tales will tower above others, just the nature of the beast. Speaking of beasts, Brian Moreland's novella collection, Blood Sacrifices, offers up quite a few. The first tale, "The Girl from the Blood Coven" hardly counts as it's a short story and I'm not that certain it holds up on its own, more like an initial chapter to the following novella, "The Witching House." But, hands down, "The Witching House" is the ...more
Angela Crawford
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this anthology.

Blood Sacrifices is an anthology of three novellas and one short story that will leave you dying for more of Brian Moreland's books! Each story was better than the last. The Girl From The Blood Coven is the perfect start to this collection. I loved this story! It is intense and spooky, setting the mood for the rest of the book. It also made me want to know more about the
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Brian Moreland writes dark suspense, thrillers, and horror. His books include DEAD OF WINTER, SHADOWS IN THE MIST, THE WITCHING HOUSE, THE DEVIL'S WOODS, THE VAGRANTS, DARKNESS RISING, and coming soon TOMB OF GODS.

A gypsy spirit who loves travel and adventure, Brian is currently vagabonding around Florida, Texas, and Nashville enjoying life and writing books.

Brian loves visiting with readers.

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