WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT
These authors deliver a delicious
paranormal anthology guaranteed
to whet your appetite. From Anthony Beal's "And Death Rode With Him"
to the startling "Scab" by Wrath
James White, this anthology of 19
stories won't disappoint. There's
something for everyone. Fast-paced and humorous at times, it's definitely one to pick up, even if you've never been interested in this genre before.
"Summer," by Tananarive Due, explores the frustrations of caring for a child -- and how happy you can be if your child is possessed with a demon of happiness. White's tale is about possibly being in love, but not dealing with it because of childhood trauma.
Beal's "Death Rode With Him"
centers on selfish sacrifices made
in the name of alcohol. Lexi Davis' "Are You My Daddy?" is a funny
rendition of how children feel. Randy Walker's "To Get Bread and Butter" asks readers how many times they've looked down on certain people
when they don't have status. (Dafina,
Jul., 320 pp., $14.00)