Dominion of the Damned
I really enjoyed Dominion of the Damned. The universe it is set in was a nice spin on the usual monsters vs humans theme. The characters were well done. The backgrounds given made the characters actions in the story believable. The author's short story "Scarcity" was my introduction to this universe. I hope she writes more in this setting; not only with the characters from Dominion but literally an entire world of possibilities.
This is a collection of short stories or flash fiction. I enjoyed it.
The stories are:
1) Snack Machine - a delight which reminded me of Stephen King at his best "bet you never look at that everyday thing again" scare the crap out of you moments.
2) Scarcity - marvelous; absolutely marvelous. As soon as I see the authors book Dominion of the Damned, set in the same universe, on sale I will snatch it up.
3) Blood - very interesting; would be cool to see if the author continues the story in the future; I would interested in knowing what happens to the two characters.
4) Devil's Promenade - good but I am not wild about mockumentaries or found footage things so this one was not my favorite; still a good story.
5) Eucha Falls - very interesting story; reminded me of Ray Bradbury. When you read it you will see why but I am not providing any spoilers.
I recommend this collection for a nice rainy afternoon of weird/horror reading.
"This hit me like a Hallmark commercial and a sappy love song and a particularly powerful episode of a Joss Whedon show all packaged together and topped with a PMS bow."
The entire book was as witty and entertaining as the above sentence. I really enjoyed it. A combination of a mystery and a ghost story, both genres well done. I will be checking out more of Ms. Bauhaus books. Give yourself a fun visit to a haunted house, filled with mystery and a pretty hot dead guy.