When I picked up this collection of 23 stories by the oh-so talented Calvin Demmer, I thought I was about to read 23 short horror stories. Oh….people!! This is SO MUCH more than that!! In fact, these stories are the kind of stories that stick in your head and aren’t too quick to leave. In fact, I savored this book. I read a couple of stories here and there. I loved reading it like that!!! Everyone is different, another person might choose to read it all in one go! But I liked having a couple of stories to carry around in my head for the day!! And they really did stay with me like no other story. Because many of them just end leaving the rest up to you to wonder about. So my imagination would be buzzing around about the characters and why this happened, or what might have happened further on down the road, etc. I just loved how these stories had me going!!
Now, back to them being all horror. They weren’t really. In fact I realized this afterward, so I reread the book description, or summary, which says, “The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.”
Calvin Demmer is a Master of Words!!! Yes he has quite the imagination, but to be able to put that across in words that affect people the way you want it to, or maybe even more profoundly than you even planned….well that is indeed a gift with words!!!
Just to give you a sneak peek of a few titles, here’s a few of my favorites:
– On The Seventh Day
– The Peeper
– Fear The Clowns
– Voodoo Child
– Letting The Dead Grow
Release Date: June 5, 2018