13 Scary Stories

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
The second e-book in the popular series of horror fiction by John McDonnell, "13 Scary Stories" will give you a chill, and a chuckle too! These are short, scary stories that depend on twists and surprises, and a heavy dose of psychology. There are trolls, vampires, man-eating tigers and jealous lovers. They're scary stories, but there's a helping of humor in them also. More

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About John McDonnell

Publishing is going through a revolution, and I'm happy to be part of it. I write horror, humor, sentimental stories, and anything else that comes out of my imagination. One thing's for sure: my e-books will entertain you.

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timothy haas reviewed on on Sep. 11, 2012

I was given a copy of this book from the author. I really enjoy well written horror stories, not the typical hack and slah stories but those that give me shivers. This book was so well written and the stories had me from the start. If you are looking for a collection of horror stories, then I suggest this book.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
John Thomas reviewed on on Nov. 5, 2011

If you like horror stories, you beter buy this book---it will terrify you! It frightens its readers, inducing feelings of horror and terror and creates an eerie atmosphere. The book gives you a painful and intense fear, dread, and dismay---highly recommended!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Michelle reviewed on on Oct. 4, 2011

Once again my thanks goes out to Mr. McDonnell for providing this book.

This is the second set of short stories by John McDonnell that I've read, I wrote a review for Big Chills a day or so ago. I found that I didn't quite enjoy this one as much, it might be that I've gotten use to the plot twists toward the end of the stories. Don't get me wrong, it is a book with interesting stories. I would just recommend putting some time in between each of his short story books, otherwise you may not be surprised or thrown off. I wasn't fond of most of the stories in this one. I found myself guessing the plot twist more often then not, and a few had moments where the connections felt slightly forced. Somethings were over exaggerated and others were seriously downplayed, and while it didn't appeal to me in a literary sense I knew that if someone were to actually tell me the story it would come off better.

I do feel bad for not liking this because everywhere I look this book has great reviews. However as I said with the other book this would be great for those who like to tell 'scary' short stories. There are only two that are little to mature for younger readers, but the others are clean enough and short enough that one could easily memorize it and use it for story time.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
Lynnette Phillips reviewed on on May 4, 2011

John McDonnell has amazed me again with his macabre flash fiction stories. He’s a true master of flash fiction. Tight writing combined with surprising revelations give the reader that shock of enjoyment that makes him keep wanting more.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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