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Friday, November 20, 2015

Review: The Uncanny Collection: Tales of Mayhem and Magic

Title: The Uncanny Collection: Tales of Mayhem and Magic
Author: Jaye Wells
Format: ebook
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Length: Short Stories (60 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

The Uncanny Collection: Tales of Mayhem and Magic is a compilation of 3 short stories written by Jaye Wells in one book. I snagged it near Halloween and knew it would satisfy my Jaye Wells addition for a bit.

The Werewife started out with me laughing, which is always a great sign. Brad realized what time of the month it was when he got home and knew he forgot to bring his wife the one thing she asked for.
"He cupped his balls as he walked into the den-just in case."
You see, Annie was bitten by a dog faced boy at a carnival and ever since then she turns furry once a month. Brad and his wife, Annie have been dealing with this issue for a year before the carnival returns to town. At his wits end, they attend in hopes the curse can be reversed. All is not as it seems, though, and there was a nice little twist at the end.

This story was fairly short and straight to the point. There's a journalist working on an article about Soul Singers. Soul Singers are people who are able to help souls cross over by singing. He has to find out all about them for his article, so he decides to head to New Orleans. With the help of locals, he is able to find someone to talk to him about the mysterious topic.

The Deadline is the final short story in this collection. This story is all about Sarah, a female journalist. She's determined to write an article about a local Catholic college and the mysterious deaths that seem to happen in it. She's a bit foolhardy in her dedication, though. When she doesn't get her story one way, she's reckless and that could cost her.

All in all, I'd say The Uncanny Collection was a success. My favorite story was The Werewife, while not as spooky as the rest, I liked the length of the story and the twist.


  1. I love Jaye Wells. I'm so behind on all of her books. I need to read more of them.

    1. Oh yes, I can't wait for her next book, I love her writing style.

  2. humm despite this being short stories, I m kind of..interested.

    1. My favorite was The Werewife, the other two stories were a lot shorter. If you haven't read her stuff before I'd suggest either UF paranormal series she has out. I've enjoyed them all so far!

  3. LOL at the quote. Ahh that gave me a good giggle.

    1. Uh huh!! That was on the very first page, I was laughing as soon as I started :D