Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Terrifying Teddies - Edited by Stacey Turner - From the Satan's Toybox anthology series

4 of 5 Stars    Review Copy

Having already edited two other collections in the Satan's Toybox anthology series, Toy Soldiers and Demonic Dolls, it was a matter of when, not if, there would be one featuring those soft, cuddly teddies that keep our young ones company and help to put them to bed at night.  These are NOT those bears, at least you better hope they're not.

Actually, I take some of that back, a few of the bears actually look out for their little wards, but even those teddies are the things of nightmares.

Terrifying Teddies begins with a nice wrap-around story from Rob M. Miller.  By that, I mean "Mr. Twinx" starts and ends the anthology.  It's a story that has a light feel to it, almost as light as the cotton candy young Annabelle smells outside of the ultra exclusive invitation only toy store she has come to visit.  I actually learned a new word in this tale.  It's arctophile - A person who collects or is very fond of teddy bears.

The writers in this collection are all accomplished and good at their craft, even though most of their names were unfamiliar to me.  There are some stand-out stories, but all of them deliver, coming at the theme from many different directions.

Terrifying Teddies is available now from Angelic Knight Press in both print and ebook formats and from a variety of retailers.  If you still sleep with your teddie, this one might not be for you, but if you'd rather cuddle up with a collection of scary stories, then add this one to your library today.

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