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Publisher's Summary

Four dark tales of the holiday spirit.

"Christmas Eve Gift" by C. D. Watson: Old Bill sets out on her annual Christmas Eve journey to her niece's house and encounters an unexpected darkness along the way.

"A Dark Christmas" by V. R. Cumming (a World of the Vampyr short story): Alice, a dark daughter of the vampire, Elizabet, turns the table on a family of hunters, with unexpected consequences.

"On the 7th Day of Christmas" by Celia Roman (a Sunshine Walkingstick short story): Sunny finally gets to throw a party with her friend, David Eckstrom, only a monster shows up and twists a small kink into her New Year's Eve festivities.

"Twelfth Night" by Lucy Varna (a Daughters of the People short story): A 13-year-old, Lukas Alexiou, encounters the Woman with No Face for the first time and must decide between seizing his destiny or allowing his father to control him forever.

©2017 C. D. Watson (P)2018 C. D. Watson

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Imagine my surprise...

This is a short story collection by Lucy Varna, CD Watson, Celia Roman and VR Comming... Seriously I grabbed the book with the soul intent of listening to Celia Roman's, Sunshine Walkingstick story, as Celia had previously captivated me with everything that is Sunshine's world: the Hollow, her family, and the shrouded legends and mysteries of Appalachia!
Holy gods, was I surprised to find that the entire collection is written by one, single, mystery woman... a woman who writes under several nom de plumes, so of course, I listened to each and every one... how could I not?
No matter what name she uses, she writes with the same magic style that drew me to the "Sunshine" books in the first place, and yes, even the vampire story has love and magic! LOL...
Additionally, there's just no way you'd ever want a better narration than Rebecca's. Her voice performance is quite simply, stellar!
I actually love to celebrate Christmas with stories, and although these are on the dark side, I still loved 'em! Grab the book no matter what time of year and sit back and enjoy... I'm pretty sure you'll be happy you did!!!

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Fabulous

I loved these stories tremendously! I wish they were longer. The narrator was absolutely amazing, I enjoyed listening to all her different accents for the different characters.

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Average

This is not a collection of short stories by various authors. It is instead a collection by one author with many pen names. The stories weren't bad and the narrator did a good job. There just wasn't a point where any of them really grabbed me. Some of the stories could be the start to interesting novels. I like the style of writing and would be interested in reading a novel by this author.

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Four dark Christmastime stories.

Four very short stories from same author with different pen names. I haven't read any of the full length stories related to these shorts. Intro said that was ok. I do feel it would be best, though. All four were creepy. All four different. Entertaining.
The narrator was excellent with all four books. Lots of voices. She added to my experience.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Story Origin.

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Christmas nightmare!

Great listen! 4 creepy stories! You feel like you were in the story, the nightmares about Christmas! Listen if you dare!

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The great twisted Christmas

If you’re in for some Christmas tales with twisted stories and get the spot. I didn’t quite know what I was in store for by the time it was over I was wishing they had more stories. It was that good I loved it. I received this on book origins and I’m leaving this review ball entirely. I highly highly recommend this book!

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Good collection of short stories

This was an interesting range of short stories from the same author under different names. There was only one character that I was familiar with from reading about her previously. The stories were on the dark side but were told around the holiday times. The narrator did a good job with the entire performance. If you need a short read or listen this one should do it for you.

I received a advanced reader copy from Story Origin for an honest review.

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Some great short syories

I enjoyed this book of short stories. I will definitely be checking out more from this author.

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Nice collection of stories for the holidays

Anthologies of short stories are always a tough one as not all the stories resonate with everyone. The holiday theming of this as well as the character crossovers to various series make it a great addition to anyone who listens to those series (found some old favorite characters in here) and there are some new ones here as well. Check out the author names and see if you are a fan of the other series and add this to your sets. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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great stories

I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend