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In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night

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Predatory eyes flicker in darkness, a legion of abominations seeking human destruction. Slashing claws and gnashing teeth, hungry for flesh, eager to kill. Clutch onto hope and pray for dawn. Creatures rule the night.

In Darkness, Delight is an original anthology series revealing the many faces of modern horror— shocking and quiet, pulp and literary, cold-hearted and
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Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published August 2019 by Corpus Press (first published July 11th 2019)
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Char
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like the first volume, (IN DARKNESS DELIGHT: MASTERS OF MIDNIGHT), IN DARKNESS DELIGHT: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT is an impressive collection of tales!

Creature features are one of my very favorite sub-genres of horror and in this volume, nearly every single story worked for me. There were creatures of all kinds, both great and small, both real and imaginary, (though figuring out which was sometimes difficult!). I can't get into every story within, but the ones that stood out the most were:

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The Grim Reader
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Like Forrest Gump famously said: “life is like a box of chocolates”. Old Forrest sure was right. There were times when dipping into this chocolate box of an anthology that I picked out a dark chocolate treat or a Cherry Ripe. Sadly, there was some Turkish Delight in here too. I felt the book started and finished with 2 of the worse stories. The predictable toilet tale and Josh Malerman’s epitaph story just did absolutely nothing for me. One was predictable and the other nonsensical and ...more
Steven
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This anthology was full of awesome stories! Not one boring one in the bunch and now I really want to read the other title in this series. These stories would make the coolest Tales From The Crypt episodes and or comics/graphic novels.
Jesse Bollinger
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a mixed bag for me. Some of the stories were great, and some of them were just OK. Nothing was horrible by a longshot.
Well Read Beard
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
4.5 stars - rounding up for GoodReads, Amazon. It was a wonderful, multi-faceted anthology, I really just liked Volume 1 a bit more. All of the good stuff that I mentioned on formatting holds true for this volume. The text size, story breaks seem to make a 350 page book fly.

While volume 1 was all "new to me" authors. This one had some familiar names. Chad Lutzke ( I have read all of his work ), Gregor Xane ( I have read 3 novellas ), Richard Chizmar ( I read Gwendy's Button Box ), Glen Rolfe (
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Serenity
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Couple good stories.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE PEOPLE IN THE TOILET Mason Morgan. 2. Trigger warning: animal and child abuse. Too vague about what was in the toilet. The story was mainly focused on the abuse, and very little about title subject.

HUMAN TOUCH Glenn Rolfe. 3. Ok read. Wish there had been a little more back story on the creature. I appreciated the gore.

WHITE RABBIT Tim Curran. 2 . Lacked consistency. Story begins with a description of the rabbit saying, "...its fur white and pristine".
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Phillip Smith
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a 2.5 for me. A lot of these stories just didn't scare or surprise me, which is a shame as I had heard good things about this collection.

But two stories I really liked were "The Ugly Tree" and "The Green Man of Freetown."

Frank Oreto
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Full disclosure: I have a story (The Worms Turn) in this anthology.

I finished reading my contributor copy and can say it’s a fun and varied bunch of tales with something for everyone from ravenous gorehounds to monocle wearing aesthetes and all mixtures thereof. Some of my favorite stories were Mikal Trimm’s Infestation, Chad Lutzke’s “ He Wears the Lake”, and Kev Harrison’s “Snap”.
Trina
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, horror, own, amazon
A great anthology of horror stories. Each one was a winner.
Joel Kleehammer
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
Generally decent stories from amateur authors...as with the first installment, there were many grammar issues that should have been caught. I read this book because it had Adam Light, Evans Light, and Gregor Xane. They did not disappoint. The rest were a mixed bag.
Kimberly
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I was very excited to receive a copy of In Darkness Delight: Creatures of the Night because I very much liked the first one, Masters of Midnight. And while there were many good stories within the Creatures of the Night collection, overall, I didn’t find this collection as powerful as I expected it would be.

I did have a few favorite stories that stuck with me well after reading them.

The collection opens with “The People in the Toilet” by Mason Morgan. A young boy is convinced that there are bad
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Short stories that are well written and either horrific or introspective or both.
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Andrew Lennon is the bestselling author of Every Twisted Thought and several other horror/thriller books. He has featured in various bestselling anthologies, and is successfully becoming a recognised name in horror and thriller writing. Andrew is a happily married man living in the North West of England with his wife Hazel & their children.
Having always been a big horror fan, Andrew spent a
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