Sunday, September 5, 2021

Tales from the Coffee Pot by Jim Ody - Book Tour & Review

Book Blurb
For the first time, the best of Jim Ody’s published short-stories are together in one anthology, including four previously unreleased.

Twelve twisted tales that touch on psychological/thriller, horror and YA, including:
A detective sent to a travelling circus to find a missing boy; A guy with a mysterious trunk must meet a stranger at a motel to survive; A doll turns up and becomes a little girl’s best friend. Then things turn strange; A surprise birthday party is memorable, if only the birthday boy survives; and a group of orphans find the world is about to end…

1 The Reveal
2 A Moth in The Jar
3 The I-Scream Van
4 Teaching Tom
5 Boat Trip
6 The Trunk
7 The Day
8 A Doll Named Sasha
9 Surprise Party
10 The Orphans
11 Hide & Seek
12 Virgin Women From Outta Space

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My Review
Tales from the Coffee Pot is a collection of 12 short horror stories that will surely thrill fans of the genre. From a missing person case that leads a detective to a surprising secret at a carnival to a man finding a strange sexbot in his grandpa's house, there's something for everyone within these pages.
As a fan of short horror stories, I knew this would be right up my alley. Plus, the cover is weird and wonderful, so I knew I had to read this one. I definitely wasn't disappointed.
While not every story thrilled me (as to be expected with collections, I do believe), I found I liked most of them. I think my favorite, though, is The I-Scream Van. Honestly, I'd love to see that fleshed out into an actual novel. I'd like to know more about the "why" of it all, I suppose. It was creepy and unsettling to me, mainly because I started that one late at night while trying to sleep, and the beginning freaked me out. haha
Overall, though, this is a fun little collection of stories, and if you're a fan of horror, you'll want to give this one a go.
4 stars!


Jim writes dark psychological/thrillers, Horror and YA books that have endings you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit. He has written over a dozen novels and many more short-stories spanning many genres.

Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd.  When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife, three beautiful children and two indignant cats in Swindon, Wiltshire UK.

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  1. Love this review! Thank you so much for taking part in the tour and sharing this review!


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