But stayed for 2 new to me writers that I m eually excited about Check it out1 Ev ry Shut Eye Ain t Sleep by LA Banks Narrated by Jd Jackson2 The Patriarch by Brandon Massey Narrated by Ty Jones3 Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due Narrated by Robin Miles I loved all three stories but the first was my favorite Time travel and demons are always a good read The second one was about vampires so you know i loved that and the third touched on racisim and a girl like me loves a good ghost story Overall these were great stories and i would recommend them to anyone who loves to read orror novels or short stories Average collection of short storiesnovellas Nothing to rush out and read but if you want to check out genre fiction from authors of color it will suffice Banks story was not good and extremely tedious with Inside the Hornets Head huge amounts of unnecessary exposition and filler It was an absolute chore to get through 15 stars Massey s story was my favorite It was simple and the writing was decent but I found it to be the most enjoyable and engrossing 55 starsDue s story was not bad She s a good writer and it s evidentere especially when she captures adolescent fears and the divide between the thoughts of children and adults However I never really felt invested in the characters or the story Rather it just moved along to me and I felt indifferent about it all 35 stars Finally finished this book Took me waaay too long because frankly I lost interest I did not care for the first LA banks story Brandon A collection of three ghost stories based on African American Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey history and folkloreBy far my favorite in this collection was Tananrive Due s Ghost Summer I would give it 4 stars on its own In this story a boy on the edge of adolescence spends the summer atis grandparents Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales house chasing ghosts and trying to solve an old sad mystery while at the same time trying to cope with the news ofis parents impending divorce The first story LA Banks Ev ry Shut Eye Ain t Sleep started off well with an interesting premise of a young veteran who is a Sentinel against the shades Unfortunately the story becomes somewhat disjointed and ends abruptly This might Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., have been better as a short novel insteadI didn t get far enough into Brandon Massey s The Patriarch because I disliked the main character a man who simply couldn t form a commitment untile discovered Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., his family s past Borrow it from a library just for the Due story. Ered up and lost our ancestors must find a way even in death to tell their tales In Tananarive Due's Ghost Summer ancestorsaunt the nights of two children And when a grisly discovery is made these ancestors will make their mark on both the dead and the livin.
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The Ancestors is a trio of short stories all revolving around the theme of ancestry The fist story by LA Banks Ev ry Shut Eye Ain t Sleep is the story of a man who seems to be traumatized by what The Ground beneath her Feet he s seen in war but we come to find out that the ware s been involved in is one of the supernatural nature and that Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders he is the protector of the woman who is the granddaughter of a spiritual elder whoas given Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) him shelter and board in return for work atis antiues store The young man is taught spiritual warfare from the elder and discover William Gibson his true mission in this life as well asis past lives This story Nancy Drake had a great premise and wouldave probably made a great novel but the beginning was long and involved and the ending felt rushed This did not Bandbox have the pacing of a short story and the epilogue felt like a deus ex machina in order to wrap up loose ends I would love toave read the filled in story of Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, how they got to that pointThe second story by Brandon Massey The Patriarch was great A mystery writer from the city of Atlanta goes to visitis ancestral Kicking It (Alex Craft, home in the backwoods of Mississippi withis girlfriend He feels that there are unanswered uestions about Homeport his past thate must find before Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose he can move to the next step ofis relationship and ask The Donovan Legacy (Donovans her to marryim Once they journey to the Breaking Down (The Garage, homelandis great aunt relates to im their family istory but leaves out the story about an ancestor who could be is twin While there e feels s if Passionate Kisses Boxed Set he s being called to the woods wheree meets this mysterious ancestor and finds out the truth about who Destiny and Power he is I thought the pacing and foreshadowing in this story was excellent it kept me on my toes and wanting to read This is the first work I ve read from Brandon Massey but I downloaded two ofis novels and can t wait to read them if they re anything like thisThe last story by Tananarive Due one of my favorite authors Ghost Summer tells the story of a twelve year old boy who goes to visit My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, his father s parents in the South because ofis previous experiences of seeing ghosts on their land In the midst of The Café Book his ghostunt Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, he finds out aboutis parents impending divorce as well as the existence of an unmarked burial ground He searches with is younger sister to find the ghosts that live on this land and ends up getting than e bargained for when Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies he becomes a part of the ghost story This was a riveting tale and the story of the mass graves and particularly. DeadSome evils are so great that they transcend death In Brandon Massey's The Patriarch a young writer travels to theushed backwoods of Mississippi where dangerous secrets surface as a generations old feud comes to bone chilling new lifeBuriedThe souls of th.
The ghosts that the boy learns about was moving and did not end in an expected way I really enjoyed this story and it solidified why Tananarive Due is one of my favorite authors The Ancestors is a collection of three lengthy short stories LA Banks is an urban dark fantasy that s mostly set up and exposition for the last five pages where the trouble starts It ends with a tacked on epilogue Brandon Massey s short story about a writer looking into is family roots and discovering the family secret is predictable Tananarive Due s short story about a boy and is sister going visiting Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, his grandparents town where there are ghosts every summer is brilliant and packs auge punch It s one of my favorites of Due s work Everything worked from me from Scruples Two his parents estrangement the ghostbusting in the living room and desire to put ghost footage on YouTube and theistory of the three missing boys in the 1900s Due s story stayed with me long after I stopped reading Tananarive Due is one of the best What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, horror writers out there ander story Ghost Summer is absolutely brilliantUnfortunately for this collection and literature in general LA Banks Carl Hiaasen Collection has got to be one of the worst writers whoas ever been published I really don t understand Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command her appeal I read Minion years ago andave been infuriated at Explosive Acts her very existence ever since Her short story The Sentinel simply makes no sense I couldn t even begin to describe it because it ultimately isn t about anything Breathe breathe Brandon Massey s story The Patriarch is OK But neithere nor Banks is in Due s league Hers is the only story that is really worth reading I enjoyed all three stories in the book and found myself wishing each story was a novel Both Brandon and Tananerive Due are such great writers and i enjoy their insights into the African American experience As much as it pains me to say this I felt that the two stories written by Banks and Massey were weak It felt as if their entries were shorten from longer stories The last story by Due was the Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, highlight of the entire anthology The Ancestors is a collection of 3 short stories that are themed with connecting with one s ancestry It falls in theorror genre because these aren t just genealogy searches going on they re of the supernatural nature The stories are complex deep creepy and engaging I listened to the audio version which Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria had a separate narrator for each story I came for Tananarive Due. E mistreated always find a way to beeard In LA Banks's Ev'ry Shut Eye Ain't Sleep violent visions aunt a man until e's Two Reels And A Crank handed an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and prevent unspeakable acts from occurring once againForgottenWhenorrors are cov.
Here’s a little about me Brandon Massey “Massey” is not pronounced “macy” by the way Think of “mass” insteadI was born June 9 1973 in Waukegan Illinois I grew up in Zion a suburb north of ChicagoI originally self published Thunderland my first novel in 1999 After managing to sell a few thousand copies on my own Kensington Publishing Corp in New York offered me a two book contract