I am not typically drawn to horror anthologies, but I find Lori Lopez's tales an easy read. Although sometimes gory and scary, they always have a touch of playful humor and punny words which lighten them just enough to be enjoyable. The poem CHOCOLATE COVERED EYES is just such a tale. You'll cringe, shudder, laugh, and then cringe again. HEARTBEAT on the other hand is chock full of zombies. I see it as a metaphor for our world today. I did not see the end coming! And when it comes to story telling; isn't that what we all hope for? A surprise at the end! NUANCE, I think, is the story of the human ability to rise above it all. With spectral assistance or on our own, we triumph just as Clarence -- errr -- Clark did. UNLEASHED: TAIL ONE -- Cats, love them or hate them, they all have personalities. Some have more than any of us realized. BEYOND THE STUMP resonated with me. Haven't we all, at one time or another, felt we had a greater purpose in life? BEDEVILED is just plain scary. We all fear catching a 'bug'. Careful, what you fear may be real-er than you think! And finally, MACABRE -- My best advise after reading this story is don't go tilting at windmills; you never know when they might tilt back.
Did you know that domestic cats are the only animal, besides man that is, who kill for pleasure? Only in the imagination of Lori Lopez could a cat learn the true pleasure of revenge from its psychopathic owner. Told from the perspective of a disturbed cat, a desperate-to-please puppy next door, and a prototypical cop, this story will make you look at cats in a whole new light!
Only from the mind of Lori Lopez would fossils leap from the ground to bite you on the butt! From the very first sentence this shadowy story grabs your attention and you know you're in for an adventure. Pyschics beware! You just might connect with more than you bargained for.
I loved this book! A shivery trek across the desert with two brothers who are anything but 'ordinary'. Follow their adventures and misadventures as they attempt to rescue a kidnap victim. Ms. Lopez's style is both humorous and frightening and will hold your interest from start to finish.