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Check Out These Reviews for SLAY

Did you get your copy of SLAY, yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Yesterday, we had a fantastic release day party across both Facebook and Twitter. Oh, and I would be remiss to not include some early reviews. Check them out!




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"I have pages and pages of notes as well as a bunch of new authors to follow on social media/support and start buying their books. Wow! What a collection. Thank you to the publisher, Mocha Memoirs Press for sending a digital review copy for consideration.


... I encourage reviewers to read this book with minds and hearts open to hear unique and diverse voices. I love that there was a strong adherence to the theme represented in all of the stories. There's intentionality among the authors to be united with one purpose but also remarkably unique."

- Sadie Hartmann, aka Mother Horror ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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"Sharing only a common thread of vampires and afrocentricism, SLAY is a diverse collection of paranormal tales, ranging from the sweetly charming to the grimly dystopian with stories both action-packed and emotionally-driven in the past, the present, and the future. Loaded with twenty-nine stories, there is a broad enough selection that folks of all tastes are guaranteed to find shorts that they love. In particular, I was take by the manifold interpretations of "vampire". Alongside new twists on traditional lore, there are narratives that conceptualize these predators in entirely novel ways." - 'chelle ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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"Each story in this anthology leaves it own unique mark on the reader. It is very rare to get a consistent selection, but I can honestly say that there is no weak story within this anthology. Although it could be commented that certain stories may not have worked in the short story format and could have been longer, I still loved reading them and did not rate any individual story below a 3 star. I was hooked throughout, and each story left its impression on me. I canโ€™t wait to re-read these wonderful stories.


I will say that there are many different stories involving vampires and slayers, and some stories have a completely different take on the mythos that I have not seen before. This makes for an interesting read as you are never sure where the stories are going to go. There are vampires in many different forms, from space vampires to monsters in vents, this collection has something for everyone who has an interest in vampire mythos.


All in all, this is a brilliant and stunning collection that I would definitely recommend. " - Heather Withington ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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"What Mocha Memoirs Press achieves with 'Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire' is something quite impressive: a fresh look at the vampire mythos that not only expands how we see vampires, but also how we see ourselves.


The stories in "Slay" deliver everything you want in a vampire story: blood, sex, terror. But also get windows into worlds and experiences not normally centered in horror fiction. It's a meal we didn't know we were hungry for.


What I liked most about "Slay" was the scope and breadth of these voices, and the confident ways these authors staked their claim to the vampire story. I discovered a lot of new writers here that I'll definitely be following. Any lover of the vampire legend should pick up this book. It absolutely slays." - Cody Daigle-Orians ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ


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