Wrap Up

#AndThatsAWrap – #TalesFromTheCoffeePot by Jim Ody @Jim_Ody_Author @QuestionPress #Blogtour #ZooloosBookTours #QuestionMarkPress #BookTour

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 & Seek12 Virgin Women From Outta Space

In August, we took a tour with Tales from the Coffee Pot, where we had 12 different tales wrapped up in one book, did you discover your favourite tale?

The tour kicked off today – 31st August

Review at Suze Reviews…Tales From The Coffee Pot is a strong collection of original, quirky, entertaining, dark and twisted tales. Ody successfully toys with our emotions and takes us places where we never expected to go, knocks us off balance and makes us question ourselves and what we just read.

Review at Books In My Opinion, “Quite often I find with short stories I can read a few at a time. Not so with these, as I was thinking about the last one I had still so much that I couldn’t concentrate on the next one. Some of them really do mess with your mind.

Review at Rae Reads, “If I had to pick, the stand out stories for me were The Trunk, A Doll Named Sasha, Surprise Party and Hide & Seek. Each of these pulled me in and had me turning the pages as fast as I could.

1st September

Review at Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB) “…this is a great collection of stories, a bit of everything. I found that Jim’s sense of humour shone through, along with his trademark twists.”

b for bookreview puts Jim in the spotlight as we learn about his writing process, who he would love to interview, how he came up with the title for his book and much more

Review at Black Books Blog, “Each story is a brilliant stand alone one, which means you can pick the book up and just read one story if you so wish, although I did read them all in one sitting as I got hooked by them.

2nd September

Review at The Word is Out – Alyson’s Reviews (FB), “Although labelled as short, most are a pretty good length with several chapters and have plenty for the reader to sink their teeth into – unless someone or something else gets there first!!

Review at Jessica Belmont, “Tales From The Coffee Pot is my second read from Jim Ody, and I can say I’m a big fan. He is an interesting story teller, with so much talent”

Review at Sue Loves to Read, “This was a really good read. Some stories were really good.

3rd September

Review by The Divine Writes, “What I found interesting was how the stories stayed me after reading them, and to me that is a sign of great writing.

Review by dds_book_reviews (IG), “There is something for all; not all are stories, there are jottings/musings in between but all have that ‘on edge’ feel.

Review by Portable Magic, “Most of the stories in the collection are actually slightly longer than the average short story, but this means we still have ample opportunity to learn about Ody’s interesting characters and take in the atmosphere that he builds so successfully no matter what the setting or situation.

Review by Pauline Render, “I just hope Jim has more of these little delights to share and if he has, then I’ll be first in line to read them.

4th September

Review by Dawn’s Book Reviews (FB), ““Tales From the Coffee Pot” is a buffet of treats. There’s something for everyone here

Review by Herding Cats, “I love Jim’s writing because not only does he manage to satisfy my dark side every time with a psychological edge, he also manages to keep things a little humorous in a macabre kind of way. It’s such a unique and very clever writing style but it hits so many spots at once. I am partly in awe of his talent and partly terrified by his mind.

Review by twoladiesandabook (IG), “I loved this book it’s a great collection of 12 short stories so you can pick it up when you feel like which I did so no pressure to read one full book at one time.

5th September

Review by Jazzy Book Reviews, “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

Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG), “Okay so this author is definitely becoming one of my favourites ! A book full of short stories …. yes please ! Has twists and turns that you don’t see… yes please !

Extract at The Magic of Wor(l)ds, “Mona doesn’t favour my brand of humour. “You’ll never see her again! Not even a fleeting glance. That thing in your trousers is not a lucky charm, sunshine!” I thought that was a matter of opinion.

6th September and it’s the last day 🙁

Review by A Quintillion Words, “Ody has created the ultimate collection of horror and thriller stories to satisfy anyone’s inner dark side, and it’s certainly become one of my favourite short story collections to date.

Review by Bookworm Blogger, “Jim Ody’s dark sense of humour and clever wit was sprinkled throughout the book, often leaving me with chills.

Review by Feed The Crime, “Jim Ody’s writing is something really special and I can’t wait to read more from him.

Review by Bookshine and Readbows, “they play on human fears of disease, predators, the dark, our own minds turning against us, and Jim Ody gives each story his own personal touches to update and evolve the familiar into something new.”

And that is well and truly a wrap!

Tales From The Coffee Pot is out now and available to buy on Amazon UK, Amazon US

Until the next adventure xxx

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