#FrightNight at Phoebes Randoms brings you:  Tainted Love Anthology: Women in Horror Anthology

For fans of Twilight Zone, American Horror Story, and Creepshow.

Cover Design: James

Tainted Love Anthology: Women in Horror Anthology Stories selected by Azzurra Nox and Erica Ruhe

Synopsis

When love goes wrong, it can be a killer.

An artist soon discovers how dangerous it is to paint her muse.

A young boy finds out how deadly a birthday wish can be.

A young woman plagued by nightmares will find out what they really mean with deadly consequences.

A woman visits her sister only to discover of her new macabre hobby.

These and many other stories make up the twisted world of TAINTED LOVE, a collection that exalts and explores the many ways love can go wrong, may it be romantic relationships, friendships, or familial bonds, sometimes, love can become deadly or scary. Here you have fourteen chilling tales of love and the wounds it leaves, sometimes metaphorical sometimes literal. Love kills, and these authors expertly wield the knife in this anthology that you don’t want to miss!13

My thoughts

Vanitas by Azzurra Nox and Erica Ruhe

Who is seducing who in this dark romance? Vida might be lit with fire, but Ruby has a deep beauty within. What or who is the influencer? Azzurra Nox and Erica Ruhe leave you guessing in Vanitas. I love this story because of the obvious twist, but the questions left unanswered. Vanitas leaves you questioning and imagining what actually happened. Very cool.

They Want to Talk! By Rachel Bolton

Rachel Bolton says treat women right or they will come back to haunt you in They Want to Talk. I love the gradual leave up and the open ended finale so that your imagination can take it the rest of the way. Whichever evil way you want it to go, Bolton lets you take the lead (evil chuckle). I guarantee you that if it isn’t extreme, Rob will never change. Just saying.

Unfinished Business by Joni Chng

Joni Chng got me in Unfinished Business. I did not see the twist coming and that is a good thing. Unfinished is a familiar trope of revenge, but with a really nice surprise in it. I thought it was going in one direction with Wei Yang’s Uncle, but it went left. Chng takes the familiar and makes it a fun read. 

I wouldn’t compare this anthology to Creepshow (Dir. G. Romero, 1982) or even American Horror Story (2012) (anything after Season One). This does remind me of Twilight Zone (1959-1964) though and it is for this comparison that I recommend Tainted Love

I received a free copy of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Books in the “Women in Horror” series can be found here.

Further Details:

Publisher: Twisted Wing Productions, 3426986631250, 2021

Cover Design: James (www.goonwrite.com)

Editor: Azzurra Nox and Erica Ruhe

Series: Women in Horror #3; Settings: Malaysia

Pages: 224

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