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December 5, 2013

What Price Gory? By Terry M. West

What Price Gory?
Author: Terry M. West
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 13

"What Price Gory?" is a collection of stories by author Terry M. West. The stories are all worth a read and share one important trait throughout; they are all twisted.

Stories in the collection:
1. "CAR NEX"
2. "CECIL AND BUBBA MEET A SUCCUBUS"
3. "HELD OVER"
4. "THE HAIRY ONES"
5. "THE HERMIT’S CREEPY PET"
6. "PUT ON A HAPPY FACE"
7. "MIDNIGHT SNACK"
8. "WHAT PRICE GORY?"
9. SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW
That's EIGHT stories that could be sold as single titles packed into one collection that has everything a horror reader could ever want.
Three stories really stand out to me as my favorites.
"Cecil and Bubba Meet a Succubus" combines horror and comedy so well that I find myself returning to it. The tale is in similar tone as the horror/comedy film "Tucker and Dale Versus Evil"and with the sneak preview included of "Cecil and Bubba Meet The Thang" I'm excited to see that their adventures will continue.
"Held Over" is the author's unique take on zombie fiction that caught me by surprise. After a plague, everyone becomes a zombie after death and the government installs implants to quell the surge of walking dead. Some refuse to let the government decide there fate and search for other options.
The author poses a difficult question with this story. Would you let the government take control of your death or would you choose another option.
"Midnight Snack" is a surreal experience. A man ends up taking a detour on his way home that leads him to unknown hellish place. This is one of the titles that snuck up on me. I was pretty sure I knew what was coming only to be blasted by the reveal.

Overall "What Price Gory?" is one hell of a collection perfect for any horror read. The author's superb ability at crafting believable characters and horrific monsters makes the stories come to life like movies on the big screen.

RATING: 5/5