(PRWEB) October 7, 2004 -
In "DARK DREAMS," Gold Pen Award Winner Brandon Massey edits the first ever collection of horror and suspense fiction written exclusively by black authors.
Containing twenty original works penned by some of today's most popular authors and promising new voices, the anthology stands as a landmark in the history of American fiction.
Zane, New York Times Bestselling author of several erotica novels, in her first foray into the horror genre, kicks off the book with her entry, "Resident Evil" a steamy, hip tale of vampires inhabiting a Maryland apartment complex.
Emmy Award winner Steven Barnes and American Book Award winner Tananarive Due team up in "Danger Word," an apocalyptic story of a tenacious grandfather and his grandson, struggling for survival in a violent world transformed into a place from their worst nightmares.
In "The Power," Bram Stoker Award Winner Linda Addison takes readers into the lives of two gifted young girls who are called upon to defend their ailing grandmother against an unearthly threat.
"I wanted to do this collection to give readers a taste of what black writers can do when our imaginations are unleashed," Brandon Massey says. "Too often, black writers are typecast as being capable of writing only relationship and urban-based stories. But we've got the talent to create stories as imaginative as anything horror masters such as Stephen King and Anne Rice have done. This collection is proof."
In addition to featuring numerous well-known authors, several talented new writers make their debut in "DARK DREAMS." Terence Taylor weaves a powerful story in "Plaything," about an attorney sworn to defend a client accused of an unusual, heinous crime. In "The Track," L.R. Giles describes the extreme--and chilling--lengths to which some people will go to lose weight. Patricia E. Canterbury plunges readers into the jungles of Brazil in "Wild Chocolate"--a story sure to give readers pause the next time they inhale the aroma of the delectable treat.
In a review, industry magazine Publishers Weekly stated that it was a "strong anthology . . . whose universal themes will resonate with many readers."
DARK DREAMS: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers, Edited by Brandon Massey
Published by Dafina/Kensington
ISBN 0758207530/Trade Paperback/$15
Available wherever paperback books are sold.
About Brandon Massey
Brandon Massey, one of the few black writers in the horror/suspense genre, is also the acclaimed author of "THUNDERLAND" and "DARK CORNER," both published by Dafina/Kensington. He lives near Atlanta, where he writes full-time and is at work on his next thriller.
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