Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Book Review ~ Edge of Night: A Collection of Short Stories by Ann Gimpel ~ @AnnGimpel

Edge of Night

A Collection of Short Stories

Ann Gimpel

Dream Shadow Press

60K words

Release Date: 12/16

Genre: Paranormal and Horror with a splash of romance and scifi

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About the Collection:

Here’s a roadmap to Edge of Night. Welcome to an eclectic collection of nine short stories.

You’ve done time at the edge of night. Nail-biting, stomach-churning time filled with hissing snarls, menacing growls, the whoosh of unnatural wings, and the flash of hellfire. Time that lasts forever, but is over within seconds because time becomes unpredictable in places like that. You don’t want to stay, but it’s too fascinating—in a grisly, macabre, toe-curling kind of way—to turn your back on.

You recognize it, though. The place just at the threshold of darkness where it’s not quite safe anymore. Evil broke its bounds at the edge of night, or maybe it always ran free and we’ve been deluding ourselves all along.

Join me for nine supernatural tales. Monsters, demons, gods—fallen and otherwise—ghosts, aliens. A touch of science fiction. More than a splash of romance. From magical lands to a chilling glance into the past, Edge of Night has something to tempt everyone. Everyone who craves danger, that is. It takes guts to read the stuff woven into nightmares.

It’s a tough job, but you’re up to it.

Welcome to my world. A world where magic holds court and the dude next door just might be a demon. Or a shifter. Or an alien.

My Review:

Edge of Night is a short story compilation containing 9 very different tales that will warm you, chill you, or have you on the edge of your seat.   The stories feature broad ranges of characters including witches, shifters, ghosts, and aliens.  Some of the characters are familiar like Luke from the Coven Enforcers, Miranda from Rubicon International, and characters from the Alphas in the Wild series.  Others found their homes in journals, webzines, and other places like free fiction websites.  

I have been a fan of Ann Gimpel's work for years. Of the books I've had a chance to read (which isn't nearly enough of them) between working full time, attending college, and taking care of my family, I have yet to find one I didn't like. Ann's characters, while magical or scifi, are likable and easy to relate to in many aspects. They all have depth and layers, not just 2 dimensional robots that move through the pages.The stories are unique, well-written, and engaging.  I am never disappointed in an Ann Gimpel story.  Her tales span all types of subject matter, genres, and character pairing(s).

If you want an engaging, quick read, grab a copy of Edge of Night and treat yourself to 9 stories that you can read all at once, or savor at your own pace.  I highly recommend Edge of Night!

I purchased my copy of Edge of Night from Amazon.

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Meet the Author:

Ann Gimpel is a USA Today bestselling author. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. Once upon a time, she nurtured clients. Now she nurtures dark, gritty fantasy stories that push hard against reality. When she’s not writing, she’s in the backcountry getting down and dirty with her camera. She’s published over 45 books to date, with several more planned for 2017 and beyond. A husband, grown children, grandchildren, and wolf hybrids round out her family.

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Ann Gimpel said...

Awww. Thank you so much for hosting me and for your kind words. You made my night.

Sapphyria said...

You are very welcome, Ann! :)