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April Fool and other Antipodean horror stories

April Fool and other Antipodean horror stories Anyone for Dessert It was the dream job Caretaking a private off shore island in NZ s Hauraki Gulf which included a fish and reptile zoo All expenses paid gourmet meals cooked by a top chef good win

  • Title: April Fool and other Antipodean horror stories
  • Author: Tracie McBride John Irvine
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Anyone for Dessert It was the dream job Caretaking a private off shore island in NZ s Hauraki Gulf which included a fish and reptile zoo All expenses paid, gourmet meals cooked by a top chef, good wines and luxury accommodations Swimming pool, gym and small theatre.Angie and Bob, an upwardly mobile young couple, couldn t believe their luck when they scored the holiday jAnyone for Dessert It was the dream job Caretaking a private off shore island in NZ s Hauraki Gulf which included a fish and reptile zoo All expenses paid, gourmet meals cooked by a top chef, good wines and luxury accommodations Swimming pool, gym and small theatre.Angie and Bob, an upwardly mobile young couple, couldn t believe their luck when they scored the holiday job It all seemed too good to be true.And you know what they say about that April FoolAh, the Great Aussie Outback Nothing like it in the world, mate Square mega acres of edible red dirt, the most poisonous snakes, the least water, the weirdest inedible plants, the most venomous spiders why wouldn t you want to live there Our intrepid band of motorcycling knights blast their way into the back country to a 1000 square mile cattle property with the intention of camping under the gums by one of the rare billabongs Outback offers Nothing to do but sleep, drink and tell each other the same old comfortable lies.Enter Wanko, the station s young jackeroo Top bloke Obliging to a fault Wasn t at all keen on going underwater to spear some fat barramundi for their dinner, but they had ways of convincing him And they did Almost remembering AllanA resentful sixteen year old part Indian girl, her precocious two year old, doted on, all white brother and an unscrupulous road house owner are the basic ingredients for this set in the Australian Outback short story Simmering jealousy, mindless parenting, heat, flies and a few of Aussie s unique creatures make this a disturbing tale What are your kids up to right now The HarvestersIn this take on the Hansel and Gretel story, seven year old Melina looks forward to nothing but a slow death by starvation when her addict father sells her and her brother Damon into slavery for the price of a vial of precious tolarum Make one false move, and her new mistress, Lady Orlaine, will bring about that death much quickly Especially if Melina uncovers the unholy secret behind tolarum s method of production The Light BoxDetective Antonio Tony Martin s sister, Portia, is a vampire Her vampire lover has just been murdered in a most cruel and ingenious way and she fears that she could be next His search for the killer takes him into the world of BDSM clubs, where he learns than he ever wanted to about sexual fetishes, anti vampire biases and his own beloved sister.

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    About "Tracie McBride John Irvine"

    1. Tracie McBride John Irvine

      Tracie McBride is a New Zealander who lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 80 print and electronic publications, including Bleed, FISH and the Stoker Award nominated anthologies Horror for Good and Horror Library Volume 5 Her debut collection Ghosts Can Bleed contains much of the work that earned her a Sir Julius Vogel Award She helps to wrangle slush for Dark Moon Digest and was the vice president of Dark Continents Publishing 2010 2014 Visitors to her blog are welcome at traciemcbridewriter.wordpress

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    1. John Irvine and Tracie McBride join forces to bring readers five nasty, wriggly stories that take place in the Land Down Under--a pleasant departure from the usual European- and American-orientated fare available. April Fool (Irvine) tells us about a fishing trip that goes horribly, horribly wrong. While it's clear the hapless couple in Anyone for Dessert? (Irvine) are going to get their just deserts for their mediocrity, their journey to the end still elicited some evil cackles on my part. The [...]


    2. My imagination spent time in Australia while reading these five stories. A place not that much different from where I live in the U.S where we too have the unlucky who find themselves in nightmarish situations. I'm traumatized the moment I wake from a nightmare, but then in the next moment I realize how entertaining it was and say to myself, "Wow, that was a good one." And so if you're like me, I would suggest reading these five short stories at night, just before going to sleep, and would now l [...]


    3. An other finely balanced book from the TALES OF DARKNESS AND DISMAY collection from Dark Continents, this time with John Irvine and Tracie McBride taking the helm. I've read and enjoyed Tracie's work before, but John is a new author on my shelf, and I was interested to see what he brings to the table.John kicks off the proceedings with the title story, APRIL FOOL. It is immediate that John writes very Aussie stories and isn't afraid to get a little down and dirty with his characters. He writes w [...]


    4. I think there may be some promise in this collection of short stories, but the lack of editing and proofreading made it too difficult to read.



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