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Popular Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors Creat Shannon Delany Kelly Hashway Richard Ankers Jessica Bayliss Ty Drago Judith Graves Patrick Hueller Ally Mathews are Ebook Shannon Delany s newest novel, WEATHER WITCH St Martin s Press is already available for pre order which both stuns and delights Delany Shannon Delany has written stories since she was a child She began writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill during a family vacation In 2008 her greatly abbreviated version of 13 to Life written in just five weeks won the grand prize in the first ever cell phone novel contest in the western world through Textnovel.Shannon was thrilled when St Martin s Press offered her a contract for a series about her 13 to Life characters She expanded on the cell phone novel version, adding the subplots and characters she didn t have time to during the contest As paranormal as werewolves seem, the grief Shannon used to build Jess s character is something she personally experienced with the loss of her own mother Focusing on Jess and Pietr s story of loss, love and dramatic and dangerous changes, Shannon came to better grips with her own struggle The resulting novel has earned her blurbs from authors she respects most.The first novel in Shannon s YA paranormal series, 13 to Life, debuted June 22, 2010, and was followed by Secrets and Shadows, Bargains and Betrayals, Destiny and Deception, and the Rivals and Retribution August 2012.Shannon has also debuted with interactive science fiction in her short story To Hel and Back for Spirited 13 to Haunting Tales Leap Books and will make her high fantasy debut with Month 9 Books charity anthology titled Two and Twenty Dark Tales October 2012, Pieces of Eight with musician Max Scialdone Shannon s new series a steampunk trilogy titled WEATHER WITCH, also with St Martin s Press will launch June 25, 2013.Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock, Shannon lives and writes in Upstate New York and enjoys traveling to talk to people about most anything.. It s the most wonderful time of yearor is it Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect Things lurk in the shadows and they re not the least bit jolly or merry Let s just say some presents are better left unopened Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors Ghosts Monsters Demons And It s the most wonderful time of yearor is it Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect Things lurk in the shadows and they re not the least bit jolly or merry Let s just say some presents are better left unopened Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors Ghosts Monsters Demons And This Christmas, be careful what you wish for. The best Ebook Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors Bah Humbug.Don't take that wrong. I love Christmas. But I also love Halloween and horror stories. And all that treacle and sweetness agitates my Diabetes. I'm not alone in this . In fact I have pretty good company in Charles Dickens whose A Christmas Carol is unapologetically a ghost story...and was probably fairly horrifying to the Victorian set.Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors is in that tradition even though most of the stories do not have the positive ending that Dickens settled for. The best way to describe this entertaining anthology is that it is more in the line of Goosebumps!. It is geared toward middle grade children yet some of them are a little on the gruesome side so the parent should screen it first. Personally I think the level of fright and horror is just right . There are many avenues of scare in these stories. If anything, it shows that anything in the Christmas tradition can be pushed over to the dark side. We have killer nutcrackers (that one especially frightens me!) Steampunk Santas, zombie snowmen, even Bigfoot makes an appearance. I especially liked "Machete Santa" by Medeia Sharif, where a splatterpunk video game becomes too real. Most of the stories are brief. In fact, if there is one complaint I have it is that many of them are single punchlines. I wished for a more extended story on some of the ideas but I didn't get it. I guess I was naughty this year.So if you are the type that think Santa could use a little more red in his costume, you might like Fright Before Christmas. Yes, the tales are meant for middle grade but I enjoyed them too. So will you.