Book Review: “You Only Get One Shot: A Horror Novella” by Kevin J. Kennedy and J.C. Michael

This novella was intriguing. A tale about writers, it actually contains four different stories which are an integral part of the one larger tale.

The story starts with an email, written to four authors who apparently attended a writer’s conference with the email writer’s lover. The lover, a novice at the writing game, presented his work to the four and was belittled and ridiculed. As a result, the lover committed suicide.

Thus, authors Kennedy and Michael have set up a revenge scenario. The angry woman now challenges each of the four to write a story and post it that night somewhere on the Internet. Afterward, she will judge the four stories and only the author of the winning tale will survive.

Since this is a horror novella, the four short stories contained within it are also in that genre. It’s a fast-paced read and is very entertaining. There is a twist at the end, but, for me, it wasn’t quite twisty enough.

However, this is a fun read and, if you enjoy horror, you will find this novella to be very satisfying. I give it four bright, shiny stars.

(I received a free copy of this novella in exchange for my honest review.)

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