Monday, October 21, 2013

Blog Tour Stop & Book Review: Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall

Title: "Thirty Scary Tales"
By Rayne Hall
Genre: Horror (the suspenseful creepy kind, not gory violence) PG13
Publisher: Scimitar Press
Date of Publication: August 2013

Purchase Link: Amazon

Book Description:

Thirty creepy, atmospheric stories by Rayne Hall.

The horror in these stories is spooky, creepy, unsettling and sometimes disturbing. It is not very violent or gory; however, the stories may not be suitable for young readers without parental guidance. PG 13.

This book is a compilation of volumes 1-5 of the Six Scary Tales books. It includes the acclaimed stories Burning and The Bridge Chamber.

All stories have been previously published in magazines, ezines, collections and anthologies. British English.

My Review

I really enjoy short stories, especially suspenseful and scary ones. It satisfies my literary craving when my reading time is slim. Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall is an awesome compilation of short stories. Rayne’s collection consists of pieces from modern times as well as fantastic fantasy worlds created from her imagination.

I like that each story contained different levels of creepiness, some more fun, while others really do leave you with a chill. I was also excited that Rayne included a very brief section after every story, explaining the inspiration of the tale.

It’s hard to narrow down which stories were my favorites. I definitely loved By Your Own Free Will and The Bridge Chamber. I recommend making yourself a warm beverage, curling up in your favorite reading place, and absorbing the pages of Thirty Scary Tales.


Rayne Hall has published more than forty books under different pen names with different publishers in different genres, mostly fantasy, horror and non-fiction. 

Recent books include Storm Dancer (dark epic fantasy novel), 13 British Horror Stories, Six Scary Tales Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5(creepy horror stories), Thirty Scary Tales, Six Historical Tales Vol. 1 and 2 (short stories), Six Quirky Tales (humorous fantasy stories),  The Colour of Dishonour: Stories from the Storm Dancer World, Writing Fight Scenes, The World-Loss Diet, Writing About Villains, Writing About Magic and Writing Scary Scenes (practical guides for authors).

She holds a college degree in publishing management and a masters degree in creative writing. Currently, she edits the Ten Tales series of multi-author short story anthologies: Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires, Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Scared: Ten Tales of Horror, Cutlass: Ten Tales of Pirates, Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft, Spells: Ten Tales of Magic, Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies, Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance and more. 

Rayne has lived in Germany, China, Mongolia and Nepal and  has now settled in a small dilapidated town of former Victorian grandeur on the south coast of England.


From the pen of Crystal Connor said...

This sounds like it would be right up my alley. Thanks Sage for the review!

Sage said...

Yes! I definitely think it would be :)