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Horror Library, Volume 6

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The multiple Bram Stoker Award(R) nominated Horror Library anthology series is back! Shepherded by new editor Eric J. Guignard -- himself a past Stoker winner -- Horror Library Volume 6 is imbued with a new level of literary energy and purpose. It features 27 brand new horror short stories, written by 27 different authors, including well-known pros and up-and-coming new ta ...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published April 7th 2017 by Cutting Block Books
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Autumn Is Azathoth
Edited by Eric J. Guignard

The HORROR LIBRARY ongoing anthology has a well-deserved repute for literate horror penned by talented authors. This volume ranges from first publication of an author, through not yet well known talent, to horror household names, satiating a wide interest range while simultaneously inspiring a desire to explore these authors further. 27 stories are accompanied by an illuminating introduction from the new editor, whetting readers' horror-lo
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love short horror stories so this was a huge treat for me. It was a great way to discover some new authors and also read some of my all time favorites. (My heart skipped a beat when I saw Bentley Little.)
This book contains 27 dark and delicious stories sure to fill you with dread. Now a few of them did end too abruptly for my taste and I would have preferred a more definitive ending. I am not against leaving things to the readers imagination or leaving an end that could be open to interpreta
destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
First of all, I felt like I was reading this book for such an incredibly long time. I normally adore horror anthologies, and this one wasn't horrible, but for some reason, it just dragged on and on. I think the problem was that I'm used to reading horror anthologies with some sort of a "theme", but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't find any sort of running design with this selection. The editor himself even introduces a few stories by implying that they don't quite fit, though I did appreci ...more
Jeremy Hepler
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Horror Library knocked it out of the park. Great anthology! Creepy stuff!
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This anthology deserves 6 out of 5 stars. It is always difficult for any anthology series that continues to sustain momentum and to show that each new volume is even better than the last, but Guignard was the absolute perfect choice to be at the helm of the newest Horror Library. He has a spectacular ability to select stories that are all fantastically well-written and of such a high calibre that is rare to find in anthologies. Even the stories that did not interest me in Horror Library Volume 6 ...more
Hemdiva Dev
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A horror for every taste. This book that has a collection of stories by 27 different authors is horror masterpiece in itself.
I'd like to mention "The Night Truck" by Stephanie Bedwell Grime. The story is narrated simply, but still it scares you very much. It's my favourite in the whole book.

"The Plumber" is another story that will leave you scared and feeling Ugh!

All the stories have there own and unique narration style. Making every story stand out from the other.
This was my first time reading
Jonathan Stewart
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Highest praise for this methodically brilliant anthology of wide reaching stories. Another excellent project put together by Eric J. Guignard. Bentley Little and John M. Floyd are two of my favorite horror and mystery authors. Read and loved new authors as well here, “Better You Believe” by Carole Johnstone was unbelievably good. Jackson Kuhl’s “Cartagena Hotel” a sweet, weird western. Tom Johnstone and Kathryn E. McGee with solid pieces. David Tallerman’s “Casualty of Piece” heartrending anti-w ...more
Ian Welke
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
A solid collection from cover to cover. I don't think there's a single clunker in this anthology, and better yet the story order is well pieced together, providing a nice sense of flow from story to story. "Five Pointed Spell" by Jeffery Ford, "Old Hag" by Ahna Wayne Aposhian, and "Hear the Eagle Scream" by Edward Erdelac are standout good even amongst the general quality of this anthology.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Writer and editor Eric Grignard stepped in to edit the most recent volume of Horror Library. Over a seven month period and almost 1,110 submissions, Guignard expertly whittled the mountain of essays down to an incredibly cohesive 27 stories. The tales run the gamut of the horror spectrum, and every single one are excellently written. In addition, the sequence of the essays compliment and build on each other exceedingly well. It was difficult to put this collection.

While I enjoyed all of the ess
Anita Patel
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recomend. I had come across previous volumes of this series before and thought they were always a good collection of stories. Its nice to see the these books continue after some years under a new editor Eric Guignard that makes it as good or even better. Not all stories in any book like this can be great, but none were let-downs either. Some of my favorites were HEAR THE EAGLE SCREAM by Edward Erdelac, BETTER YOU BELIEVE by Carole Johnstone, OLDSTONE GARDENS by Tom Johnstone, ELSA AND I by Ray ...more
Vivian Metzger
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful anthology. Horror stories that are literary, smart, dark, but not gruesome or reliant of "shock value. Eric J. Guignard is a top editor. Great assemblage of stories, and recommended.
Lizzy  Walker
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Monster Librarian review is now live! I will say right now that this book is phenomenal.
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very imaginative, smart stories! Light horror, new myths, no blood or guts or normal monsters. Every story is completely different than the last.
Mark Smith-briggs
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Former contributor Eric J Guignard takes the reigns for Volume Six of this open-themed horror anthology series, selecting 27 new tales of terror and suspense.
Featuring a mix of new and familiar names it’s a solid collection of stories that covers a wide spectrum of natural and supernatural horrors.
As with all anthologies of this magnitude, some will appeal more than others depending on individual tastes but each feels well worthy of a place in the table of contents.
Personal favourites included S
Emily Carter-Dunn
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC via Netgalley.

This is the first volume of the well-established Horror Library that I have read and wanted to read this after seeing one of my GoodReads friends reading it.

From what I can gather, the Horror Library exists to showcase unpublished or under-published authors in the horror genre. There are some authors who are frequently published in this series, but there is an open invitation for authors to submit their work in the hope of being included. I do like that Guignard h
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hard to rate this book due to fact that some of the short stories were great while others were less than commendable ...
A good overall book of horrors
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 2.5 of 5

I had enjoyed the "Best of" volume of Horror Library some time back, so when I saw that there was another volume out, I was eager to get in to it. There is, of course, a difference between a standard volume and a 'best of' collection, but given the high caliber of the writing in the 'best of' collection I still expected to find some gems here. And there are ... just not as many as I had hoped for.

"Casualty of Peace" by Da
Laura Newsholme
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
There are some stories in this collection that I really enjoyed and others that didn't quite do it for me - as is true of most story anthologies I would warrant. Guignard, the editor, has collated 27 tales that have a very dark edge to them. There is little room for candour or levity here, which I appreciated given that this is a horror anthology. My favourite tale was 'The Red-Eye to Boston', by John M. Floyd. This was a particularly well constructed tale about the dangers of flying with neo-na ...more
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, horror, kindle, netgalley
I received this arc from Netgalley.

A good collection of horror stories. There were a few duds but the good ones outnumbered those. I will be looking for the other books in this series. Recommended
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ERIC J. GUIGNARD is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles, where he also runs the small press, Dark Moon Books. He’s won the Bram Stoker Award, been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize.

He has over 100 stories and non-fiction works appearing in publications such as NIGHT