Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Review Tour: The Chaos Stories: Tales of Magic, Terror, Passion and Blood by Charles O'Keefe



THE CHAOS STORIES
by Charles O'Keefe


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GENRE: Supernatural/Fantasy/Sci-Fi


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BLURB:


Here you'll find nine new short-stories, some which have been from my life, or things that could have happened. One is inspired from the many games of Dungeons and Dragons I've played over twenty years while another is from the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game. Some are even some from other authors, who kindly contributed to my collection.


As a treat for fans of my series, I have included six deleted chapters, two from each of the three Newfoundland Vampire novels, which have been all cleaned up and have been made better than ever for your reading pleasure.


I have also included not one, but two chapters from the upcoming fourth book in the Newfoundland Vampire series, War of the Fangs. I've filled this collection with tales that will make you laugh, or will scare you, and will hopefully make you think a little about the world around us and the people in it.


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Excerpt Two:


When he opened his eyes   he noticed a red glow to her spine.  WTF!  Steve was too stunned to speak.  The red glow faded as he almost fell off the bed.  Angela kissed his neck, snuggling beside him, not noticing his dismay or wide open mouth.  Finally he summoned the courage to speak.
    
“Your spine glowed red.  Is there something I need to know about you?”
   
“Oh come now, you didn't know?  Why do you think I loved your Battlestar shirt so much?  Didn't you notice I look just like Cylon Number Six?  Sure you did.  Disney wanted to test me out on one of its tech geeks.  You got lucky.  So, I was good?”
   
“You're a Cylon?  Does that mean we're starting a whole new race?”
    
“No silly,” answered Angela, slapping Steve playfully.  “It means the bosses finally granted you a promotion.  You'll be featured as the main exhibit at the new Disney theme park.  It's quite an honor being bestowed upon you.  I hope you fully appreciate the confidence Disney has in your work. “
   
Realizing the full extent of his situation, Steve made a break for the door.  Too late.  Angela was on him, wielding handcuffs as she slammed him to the floor.   
   
“This is kinky,” commented Angela as she slapped on the bracelets.  
   
Angela dragged Steve by his hair, still naked, to a waiting van outside, where Daffy Duck and Pluto robots drove him away to his new Disney adventure.


My Review

This is a book of 9 short stories, all of which end in some form of Chaos. The stories range from a a bad night that ends in death to a Parody of Trump/Clinton spoof I guess you could call it. I enjoyed all the stories in this book. Made it through 3 stories while in the waiting room at my doctor's office. 

One of my favorite stores is a man having a bad day. As he is walking home on a cold night things keep creeping him out. He gets a phone call while walking and makes plans for an evening of drinking. A he is almost home a truck comes sliding and hits him. He passes away but can you guess who is driving the truck?

Also at the end there is a section of 2 chapters of the upcoming 4th book from the  Mr. O'Keefe's Newfoundland Vampire series.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Charles O’Keefe lives in the beautiful province of Newfoundland, Canada, with his wife and two feline ‘children,’ Jude and Eleanor. He is a part-owner of a beauty wholesale business. He enjoys many hobbies and activities that include reading, gaming, poker, Pilates, Dungeons and Dragons, and of course, fantasizing about vampires. Charles is the author of three books in the Newfoundland Vampire series, but this is his first collection of short-stories. Look for the fourth Newfoundland Vampire book sometime in the near future.


To find out more about Charles or his other books, go to Twitter and Facebook or visit his web site at http://www.charlesokeefe.com










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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION


Charles O'Keefe will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.








15 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for your comment, I hope you win! :)

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  2. Good morning,

    Thanks for being a part of my tour and for the review :) I'm glad you enjoyed my collection. The Trump story is the most political/controversial one, it makes my feelings on Trump clear but I think still has some humor. I liked the drunk driving one a lot too, it is dark humor but still has an important message. Glad I helped to pass the time for you at the doctor's office and I really appreciate your review. Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Victoria,

      Thanks for your comment, have a good one!

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    1. Hi Rita,

      No problem, have a great night :)

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  5. Great excerpt. Thanks so much for posting.

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    1. Hi Bea,

      Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it :) You're welcome, thanks for your comment.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Hi Cali,

      You're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comment! :)

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  7. Great excerpt and a lovely cover. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Kate,

      You're welcome. Thanks! I got a local artist to do the cover and I was really pleased with how it turned out, glad you think so too :)

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  8. What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

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