Friday, March 18, 2016

A Mixed Bag Of Blood by David Bernstein [4.5 stars]


From the Description

From a man seeking vengeance for a dead loved one, to a monster lodged in a person’s nose, to starving vampires and samurai battling zombies, a bully meeting his gruesome demise, along with prostitutes being sacrificed, a boy who refuses to stop swearing, and the consequences of one man’s night of unprotected sex comes a dark and disturbing collection of sinister tales filled with dread, bloodshed, humor and the bizarre.

This is a Mixed Bag of Blood.


Print Length: 86 pages

Publisher: Sinister Grin Press

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

I received a copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion. If you would like more information about A Mixed Bag Of Blood or David Bernstein follow along with the blog tour hosted by Erin Al-Mehairi at Oh, for the Hook of a Book or you can contact Erin at

A Mixed Bag Of Blood is not for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach! This collection of stories is filled with horror, humor and more than a few moments of serious eww. Some of my favorite stories were The Trojan Plushy, a tale of revenge that will make you take a closer look at your stuffed animals. Invasion was as disturbing as it was great, and Small Town, Big Trouble had me hooked right away, I would have loved it to have been longer. The only story that I didn't love was Potty Mouth, there are just no words,,, Fans of tongue-in-cheek horror like Tales From The Crypt will find much to love in this horrific and gory collection. I highly recommend this 4.5 star read.


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About the Author

David Bernstein is originally from a small town in Upstate New York called Salisbury Mills. He now resides in NYC and misses being surrounded by chainsaw-wielding maniacs and wild backwoods people that like to eat raw human flesh. He’s grown used to the city, though hiding bodies is much harder there. He is the author of Amongst the Dead, Damaged Souls, The Tree Man, Witch Island, Relic of Death, Apartment 7C and the forthcoming Episodes of Violence. David writes all kinds of horror, from hair-raising ghost stories to gore-filled slashers and apocalyptic tales of terror. He loves hearing from his readers. Visit him at his website: or via email can also reach him on Goodreads, Facebook, or on Twitter.


Praise for A Mixed Bag of Blood
"Dave Bernstein let his mind wander and his pen write where I know you’ll want to read. With an introduction by Kristopher Rufty, this is a reason to stay at home and read on a pleasant Saturday afternoon like I did." Cat After Dark


Praise for David Bernstein
"David Bernstein delivers a fast-moving tale of desire and destruction that gives new meaning to the words, ‘Be careful what you wish for.’ Relic of Death twists reality and will leave you reflecting on your own personal Achilles heel long after you finished reading…" Allan Leverone, author of Mr. Midnight

"A fascinating, unpredictable, ever-shifting tale of greed and desperation. Highly recommended!" Jeff Strand, author of Pressure

"Fast-paced, cinematic, and excellent. Horror fans gather around, it’s time for another chilling tale from David Bernstein." Keith Deininger, author of Within and Ghosts of Eden

"A harrowing, brutal thriller, Skinner is Bernstein at his best!" Peter Giglio, author of Shadowshift