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Tentacles: An Anthology

Author: Eva LeFoy, D. R. Larsson, & Haley Whitehall
Publisher: Expanding Horizons Press
Publication Date: December 2012
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction
Pages: 75

Book Description: Four short science fiction stories of tentacle monster mayhem and destruction to keep you awake at night wondering if you’ve already been the next victim…
Solar Pioneer
During the ten-year war, a remote scientific station on the edge of the galaxy has all but been forgotten. Tired of the war, cruiser pilot Coop takes the mission to re-establish contact with the team, but soon has to rescue himself from the clutches of a crazy scientist and a monster capable of keeping alive forever his wildest nightmares. Science Fiction Horror. 6,400 words.
Mr. Sweede
Through a telescope, some galaxies may not look like much, but the full spectrum of beings still lurk within. Some live, learn and love within it. Some are travelers. Some hunt. But not all hunters look like predators. Some look just like us. Some were our best friends. Mr. Sweede was everyone’s best friend. Or so they thought…. Science Fiction 3,000 words.
Zaural
Captain Zaural Shuri is sent to respond to an emergency hail on Andvari, a colony of former inmates, after a colonist is killed by the planet’s indigenous species. Once there, she must battle her ex boyfriend, bizarre creatures, and her own fears to unravel the tangled web of clues before she loses her grip on reality. As if reality was ever what it seemed. 
Science Fiction with mild adult sexual content. 11,000 words.
The Sacrifice
One night Aveda, a scullery maid, is dragged out of bed by ruthless pirates and hauled on board their ship. She fears she will be sold into slavery or worse, but their plan is even more sinister. Down below, a monster she never imagined existed awaits the decision that will change her life forever…
Science Fiction/Historical
2,500 words

*Ebook won in a Library Thing member giveaway in exchange for an honest review*

Well I can’t say that I was surprised except that I was. The first three stories had me yelling ‘what’ every few minutes and just flailing at the creepiness that was occurring. All these stories were very well written and had me staring wide eyed at my screen as I read the unbelievable (and often horrifying) events in these stories.

This anthology is a great way to get a glimpse at these authors and I definitely plan on checking out their other works. If you’re into horror, sci fi and tentically monsters, this is the anthology for you.

My Rating: ★★★★★

   

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