**Bloody Valentine is one of the six short stories in Death by Chocolate. I am now publishing it as a stand alone novella.**In Lucy Swing’s novella, Bloody Valentine, nothing is as it seems. Bailey has been having horrible nightmares. She is not sure what is going on but her dreams are too vivid for comfort. It’s like she is seeing things that haven’t happened yet. When gi**Bloody Valentine is one of the six short stories in Death by Chocolate. I am now publishing it as a stand alone novella.**In Lucy Swing’s novella, Bloody Valentine, nothing is as it seems. Bailey has been having horrible nightmares. She is not sure what is going on but her dreams are too vivid for comfort. It’s like she is seeing things that haven’t happened yet. When girls start to go missing and she knows something is wrong and her nightmares are more than just that. She soon realizes that she trusted the wrong person and the one who she was afraid of was the one who wanted to protect her all along.But, will she be able to save all the girls beforeit’s too late?Will she even be able to save herself?Bloody Valentine is roughly 22,700 words long. It is a NOVELLA....
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Bloody Valentine Reviews
Lucy Swing has written a short story in this anthology called Bloody Valentine. Her writing is excellent the story flowed so well that before I knew it I was on the last page. I was a little disappointed at the end but it was only because I wanted more.This short story is about a young woman name b that has been having horrible nightmares. She is not sure what is going on but her dreams are so vivid it’s like she is seeing things that haven’t happened yet. When girls start to go missing and she knows something is wrong, she recalls her dreams and just knows there is a connection. When her best friends goes missing b heads out to search for her taking clues from her dreams. B doesn’t realize she is walking straight into a trap; she soon finds out that she trusted the wrong person and the one person who she was afraid of was the one who wanted to protect her all along.This is a great short story, and Lucy Swing’s story telling is excellent. I definitely will go check out her other books.
Bloody Valentine is a very interesting story. The concept is quite unique. We usually associate chocolate and Valentine’s Day as two things that just simply go together. In Bloody Valentine, chocolate has a bloody flavor. Chocolate is the perfect way to attract the prey. Bailey is a teenager who despite her insecurities has an amazing ability and a nature that has been kept hidden from her. We are introduced to the story while Bailey is having a dream/nightmare.“Not again,” I mumbled under my breath and shook my head. As so many times before, I was surrounded by a damp darkness that made it almost impossible to breathe. I searched around me. Pure blackness. I tugged at the lace nightgown, and it pulled on my skin uncomfortably. Unable to see a thing or to distinguish any shapes, I stretched out my arms and took a couple of tentative steps forward. I felt nothing.“Hello?” Although my voice was low and careful, unsure of who may be lurking in the darkness, it echoed fiercely. I stood still, scared of the effect my disturbance could cause. There was nothing but silence, and the stillness all around me was unsettling. With my arms outstretched, I began to make my way around, knowing from the strength of the echo I was in an enclosed space. There were cold and soft walls about ten feet apart from each other. Keeping one hand on a wall, I walked endlessly, never once stumbling upon anything.I must say the introduction was what sparked my curiosity and once I started reading I just couldn’t stop. Right away you wonder, what is going to happen next? The story catches your interest as it develops nicely. The characters are fun, witty and cute – the twists and turns make the end even creepier. Bailey’s perfect boyfriend has a dark side, a side she felt compelled to discover. The spookiness behind the story was well thought; the idea of chocolate transforming people into creatures of the night is totally creepy. This is a very nice read with a good combination of dark magic, bloody sacrifices, horror, love and best of all chocolates. I call that the perfect combination. A perfect Bloody Valentine if you ask me, I just wish it was longer.You can read more of this review and Lucy Swing's interview here.
I won my first-reads copy of Bloody Valentine by Lucy Swings through goodreads and was pleased with the overall story. The story was well paced and was well detailed. I found myself trying to guess the outcome of the story several times and was pleasantly surprised to find that I was wrong. That being said, I found that it read a bit like a fan fiction in some places. There were a lot of random jumps between contractions and non-contractions in dialogue which was distracting for me. That being said, I would recommend this short story to anyone who has an interest in mystery with a supernatural twist. Happy reading everybody :)
This was a short (too short....need more...need more)I know it is a novella but I am hoping this is just a brief taste of what I am guessing will be a longer book. This ended too quickly and I just found I wanted more. It is a really good story and I enjoyed it. It is a fast paced easy read with a good character base. I hope to get my hands on a longer or extended version of this story some day. Thank you
great short story! I felt a few similarities with this story and feathermore. good read if you want a quick reading session. Lucy swing is becoming one of my favorite authors!
I love the cover and it sounds awesome cant wait to get my hands on it....