Freakin Friday #14 – Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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Spooky Short Stories by Katherine Meyer Griffith
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The cover alone would have me picking up this book. I love trees, especially ones that have my spine tingling and goosebumps rising on my arms.
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I have read several books by Kathryn Meyer Griffith, so there was no question about reading these short stories and sharing them with you. There are four of them and each has its own special problem. So, let’s visit the supernatural world of ghosts, witches, banshees and werewolves.
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Ghost Brother (approx. 6600 words)
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I came to, sitting on top of a grave. I hope it isn’t mine. LOL Of course, it is. I saw that one coming, but loved it anyway. I knew most of what would happen, but there was a twist and a turn to keep me on my toes. He couldn’t remember how he died. He does find out and “lives” to regret it. I love ghost stories and this is full of anguish and misery. Perfect for a ghost. Lots of action. An interesting and fun read. Excellent ending.
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Running With The Train ( a werewolf short story of 5650 words)
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Sarah was looking out the window of the train and saw something – something running faster than the train. It looked like wolves, but there are no wolves at the Grand Canyon. Right? She had felt a tug, an urge to jump off the train and run through the woods with the creatures. Yeah, that’s what I’m looking for. A wolfish man to love me forever. Maybe she’ll find it. When Kathryn mentioned the urge, the feeling of being drawn towards something, it made me think of Close Encounters.

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The Banshee and The Witch (a magical romantic story, approx 9550 words:

Cleona was over four hundred years old. Maybe you figured it out. She is a supernatural being, a witch. For three nights in a row, she’d woken from a dream, feeling an impending doom close around her. She had worked her magic, creating a spell to keep her young, but it was no longer working. I haven’t read much about banshees, but have seen them on Charmed, a TV program of the supernatural kind. Evil or not, I’m liking the banshees. Great story showing what some will do for the chance at another life, another love. What would you trade?

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Too Close To The Edge (a ghostly story of 5600 words)

OMG. This was the scariest of all. My favorite of the four short stories.

I have stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon and looked down, down, down. Kathryn does a great job of describing the terror of someone who is afraid of heights and the thoughts that go through their mind. The aura of the past seems to haunt the area, so who knows what ghosts roam the Grand Canyon.

“No, Jeff, I can’t. I can’t come any closer.”

I can picture her, cowering far away from the edge, trying not to let other sightseers discover her terror. I am afraid of flying and heights. I remember Mr. Wonderful, my hubby, taking me to the top of the Stratosphere in Vegas,the Towers in Toronto and Niagara Falls, and Chichen Itza. Now that one, I couldn’t hide my terror from others. I would be trying to melt into the wall, so afraid I couldn’t pick up my camera to shoot. Due to Mr. Wonderful’s persistence, I have experienced things I never would have done on my own and have brought my fears down to a manageable level, for the most part. How about you? What is your greatest fear?

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I am rating this fantastic selection of Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith as a whole. I loved them all and found myself sitting on the grave, running through the woods, stirring the cauldron and hanging on for dear life with each and every character.

The cover is awesome. I love trees and the lady running through the mist tells me that what is between the covers may be hard to believe. But we know – there are ghosts and ghouls, demons and monsters. So before you sit down to read, turn the lights on high and lock the doors. Every noise is going to have you looking over your shoulder, peering into the corners and wishing you had heavier drapes hanging on your windows.

 Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 STARS – Would Highly Recommend To Others

I received the ebook from Kathryn Meyer Griffith in return for an honest and unbiased review of Spooky Short Stories. It is my pleasure, Kathryn. I will soon be reading another of your wonderful books. Hmmmm, which one will it be?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathryn Meyer GriffithI’ve been writing for over 41 years now…published for 30 of those years since 1984; have EIGHTEEN novels, 2 novellas and 12 short stories to my name…and more coming. Aug. 30, 2012: I (first time ever!) SELF-PUBLISHED MY 16TH NOVEL *DINOSAUR LAKE* TO AMAZON KINDLE DIRECT! January 2013 I SELF-PUBLISHED MY 17TH NOVEL *HUMAN NO LONGER*, my fourth vampire novel. Also in January 2013 I self-published my rereleased murder mystery (originally a 2003 Avalon Books hardcover) SCRAPS OF PAPER-Revised Author’s Edition and FOUR SPOOKY SHORT STORIES, a collection of 4 horror/romantic horror short stories.

I write traditional supernatural horror, SF horror, romantic time-travel, murder mysteries and paranormal romance. I’ve been writing about ghosts, ancient Egyptian spirits, haunted places and evil vampires WAY LONG BEFORE Stephanie Meyer (no relation to me even though my maiden name is Meyer) and the rest of the vampire author crowd, ha, ha. And now ALL 15 of my older Zebra, Leisure paperbacks, Avalon Books murder mysteries and my Wild Rose Press books have been revised, reprinted and rereleased for the first time in many years (and in e-books for the first time ever) from DAMNATION BOOKS www.damnationbooks.com and ETERNAL PRESS www.eternalpress.biz and AMAZON KINDLE DIRECT. Yippie! So look for them.

I’m a wife of almost 35 years (husband, Russell), mother (one son, James) and grandmother (two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Joshua). I was a graphic designer in the corporate world for 23 years; and have published with Dorchester, Kensington, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Amazon Kindle Direct, Damnation Books and Eternal Press, and Amazon Publishing. Six years ago I crossed over into e-books as well as paperbacks and now ALL my old/new books are in ebooks…and soon to be in AUDIO BOOKS from ACX. I love cats and nature, classic rock and country music (my brother, JS Meyer www.jsmeyermusic.com, is a singer/songwriter and does the songs for all my self-made book trailers that are on my websites). VISIT me at www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith or www.bebo.com/kathrynmeyerG or www.authorsden.com/kathrynmeyergriffith to see all my book covers and trailers.

My published books: (ALL OF THESE OUT AGAIN…PLEASE LOOK FOR THEM!) Human No Longer (2013),Dinosaur Lake (SF horror), Scraps of paper-Revised Author’s Edition, Evil Stalks the Night (supernatural horror), Leisure 1984; The Heart of the Rose (historical romance) Leisure 1985; Blood Forge (supernatural horror), Leisure 1989; Vampire Blood (romantic supernatural horror), Zebra 1991; The Last Vampire (supernatural horror), Zebra 1992; Witches (romantic horror), Zebra 1993 & Pinnacle 2000; a novella called The Nameless One in Dark Seductions, an erotic horror anthology, Kensington, 1993; The Calling (supernatural horror), Zebra 1994. The Nameless One, a short erotic novella in the 1994 Zebra Anthology Dark Seductions. And Scraps of Paper (hardcover mystery) Avalon Books, 2003; All Things Slip Away, the second mystery in the series came out also from Avalon Books in February 2006 and now both are out again from Amazon and both in ebooks for the first time ever. And my three novels and two short stories from The Wild Rose Press are out again from ETERNAL PRESS: Egyptian Heart(ancient Egyptian time travel romance); Winter’s Journey(a romantic suspense novel); The Ice Bridge, (a contemporary romance e-novel with a dose of murder mystery) and two ghostly short stories, Don’t Look Back, Agnes and In This House. BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons, an apocalyptic saga from Damnation Books, June 2010. THE WOMAN IN CRIMSON, a vampire eternal love story, is out now from ETERNAL PRESS  http://www.eternalpress.biz. The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction) 2011 and Telling Tales of Horror 2012(I did the chapter on Putting the Occult into your Fiction)***

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Related Articles and Reviews of Other Kathryn Meyer Griffith novels.
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Teaser Tuesday #5 – Spooky Short Stories by Katherine Meyer Griffith

Review – Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith – Creature Dines on Crater Lake

Review – Freakin Friday #13 – Uh Oh – Vampire Blood by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Review – What’s more dangerous than a lion protecting its young, a vampire protecting hers – Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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13 thoughts on “Freakin Friday #14 – Spooky Short Stories by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

  1. This was fun Sherry. It’s always interesting to see what we both thought of a book, what grabbed us. Looks like we both got the same from these tales. Let me know which of Kathryn’s books you are reading next, and I’ll read it also! My review of Vampire Blood will be on my Monday Minis post. So now we’re tied! I can’t wait for more dinosaurs!

    • I know she’s working on another creature book. What books of hers do you have? I’ll let you know what I’m thinking after seeing what I have. I love her books, but it will take some time to get through them all. LOL

      • Scraps of Paper was excellent too. I’ve a feeling all of her work is stellar and we won’t be disappointed with any of her books. I have some gift cards, so let me know what you’re interested in and I’ll go look and get back to ya.

  2. Thanks Sherry for the great reviews on my spooky short stories (hope you put the review up on Amazon for me)…and, yes, Sherry and Laura, I am working on a sequel to Dinosaur Lake…slowly. I’ve been busy getting all my books into audio books at Audible.com and revising and self-publishing (talk about stunning covers, Dawne Dominique did a great job on this one as well as all of mine) the sequel to my Scraps of Paper murder mystery, All Things Slip Away. Try A TIME OF DEMONS next, I think it’s one of my best…email me at [email protected] both of you for a free PDF if you want one. Warmly, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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