11 October, 2012

BOOK TOUR - Hellfire & Damnation II - BOOK REVIEW

Welcome to the first stop on the Hellfire & Damnation II Virtual Book Tour! Hosted  by 

 Today I kick off with a review of the book, but come back tomorrow for an author interview! Don't forget to comment on this or any other post on my blog for a chance to win a digital copy of the book. Competition is open internationally and closes on the last day of the tour - October 31.

Click on the tour link on the right hand side to see the rest of the tour dates and places.

Title: Hellfire & Damnation II 
 Author: Connie Corcoran Wilson
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Format: Kindle - kindly given to me by the author.

From Goodreads: Hellfire & Damnation II by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson is another tour of the 9 Circles of Hell described in Dante's Inferno. It picks up where the first collection of short stories left off, using the framing device of the sins punished at each of the 9 Circles of Hell in Dante's "Inferno."
Winner of the (IWPA) Silver Feather award, sequel to the E-Lit Gold Medal award winner Hellfire & Damnation, Hellfire & Damnation II as a tour of Dante's Inferno doesn't require that you have read the first collection of short stories, which also illustrated the sins punished at each of the 9 Circles of Hell. There are no recurring characters, but there are 11 short stories, accompanying illustrations and a "From the Author" section explaining the inspiration or each story.

If you enjoy scary short stories that will linger long after you've finished reading them, this is the book for you.

What I thought: I love scary books. Among the first adult books I ever read were Stephen King and Dean Koontz. However, these days I find it hard to find good scary books - ones that don't make me feel like I've read this before...and then I was asked to read Hellfire & Damnation II.
Corcoran takes us by the hand and leads us through the 9 Circles of Hell, whispering to us the tales of those we find there and the events that have lead them to this nightmarish place. From the first story set in Limbo Cold Corpse Carnival (giving me yet another reason to not wanting to be buried!), to the final circle of The Treacherous and The Bureau the reader will be checking behind doors, under the bed and sleeping with the light on!

Come back tomorrow to read my interview with the author of Hellfire & Damnation II - Connie Corcoran Wilson!