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Entwined - Tales from the City - 13 Dark & Twisted Tales [Kindle Edition]

A.J. Armitt
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Book Description

13 Dark and Twisted Tales - 1 Feature Length Story

Strangers...

When you live in a city, you are surrounded by them.
Or so it may seem?
For how can someone be a stranger if they are already inexplicably and inextricably entwined into your life?
The stories in this book, concern one such group of strangers.

Falling -
Michael Young is quite literally a man on the edge. Will he fall into the abyss, or will his treacherous best friend, Marcus, persuade him that life is worth living after all?

Life after Bill -
Isabelle misses her dead husband, Bill. She comfort eats to fill the gap in her life, but then she meets the charismatic George...

His Brother’s Keeper -
Gary Maloney is an ambulance driver, racing against time to find an organ donor for his younger brother. Will he succeed, or will he continue to fail his ungrateful sibling?

The Tattoo -
Andy Webb has just separated from his fiancée. After a drink and drug induced night on the tiles, he stumbles along a tattoo shop that works unusual hours...

The Neighbours -
Caroline Fitzpatrick dislikes her neighbours. What lengths will she go to for a little peace and quiet?

The Interloper -
Karen Carlson is in love with her boss, but then a ghost from her past re-emerges and attracts his attention...

The Children -
A brother and sister are lost in the City. They must remain undiscovered if they are to stay together. They decide to hide in a creepy cellar...

The Ring -
Marcus Campbell is a womaniser. He currently has three girlfriends, but recent events persuade him to devote his future to just one woman...

No Second Chance -
Candy is an escort with a drug habit...her sadistic dealer calls her and demands that she ‘repays’ her mounting debt.

A Rip in Time -
A serial killer is butchering the City’s prostitutes. Can an old doctor’s bag from the past, hold the answer to the identity of the killer?

The Gift -
A spoilt wife looks forward to opening her Christmas presents; will she get more than she bargained for?

The Good the Bad and the Truly Evil –
Detective Pearce is on the hunt for a killer, and follows his prey to the airport, bringing a dramatic conclusion to the tale.

**BONUS** The opening story of ‘Entwined – Tales from the Village’

The Seventh Sin -
A narcoleptic priest is concerned by the disappearance of his parishioners, but then he gets a visit from the mysterious man who has been following him...

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More About the Author

Hi Everyone

I live in Manchester, England with my wife, three kids and two cats. In our household hierarchy, I figure just beneath the felines.

On moonlit nights I can be found looking under the bed or checking the back seat of my car. I have an over-active imagination.

I write dark, twisted fiction, and have an irrational fear of zombies, and, thanks to Stephen Spielberg, I'm also terrified of sharks. My biggest fear would have to be zombie-sharks. (Damn that over-active imagination!)

My first book 'Entwined - Tales from the City' has been the #1 bestselling horror anthology on numerous occasions. I hope the follow up book 'Entwined - Tales from the Village' will do equally as well when I finally get around to finishing it.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me better.

Tony


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entwined is the perfect title 26 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed the way these stories twisted and turned, both in themselves and with each other. The tales start off in a perfectly ordinary setting then quickly take on an atmosphere of dark, almost Gothic horror but in a modern setting. The way in which one or more characters turned up in subsequent stories created a coherent, rounded whole book that I thought was more than the sum of its parts.

The only criticism I have is that I really wanted to find out what happened to the characters whose stories were left hanging, and I'm hoping that the four stars will set the author off on the trail of a fifth, because I will certainly be on the lookout for his next book - especially as he so cleverly moved the setting from the city to the village.

A very promising debut, but beware: these stories will entwine themselves with your mind.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable read 25 July 2011
By Katz
Format:Kindle Edition
What a fantastic book, loved it and will certainly be looking out for the next one.

It consists of several short(ish) stories each having its own dark twist towards the end. They all had me hooked from the start which meant that I just had to finish each 'story' in one sitting just to find out what happened. Watch out for the one with the Trolls.

Don't worry if you are not a fan of short stories (which I am not), because each one connected in some way to the next one which to me made all the difference and each one was tied into a common theme towards the end.

Give it a go, you wont regret it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Read 20 July 2011
By Wendy
Format:Kindle Edition
I liked the idea of the way all the characters were linked but would have liked to have got to know some of the characters a bit more - this is probably just my preference. I don't usually read many short stories & do appreciate that it might not work well with too much character information.
It was a great easy reader which is always nice to have at times & the author has a good flow with words. I agree with a previous review regarding spelling but there were only about four so didn't spoil the reading.
I will be wanting to read the next book so don't keep us waiting too long.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Magnificent Debut! 25 July 2011
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What a debut by A.J. Armitt.

It's just so readable (I was hooked after the first tale and guzzled the rest in the same sitting) thanks to the author's very natural style. Each tale is spine tinglingly creepy but also woven with a dark humour that keeps it totally engaging throughout. The characters's lives are neatly interlinked in subtle and sometimes gruesome ways and it all hangs together very nicely so you just don't want to put it down. I can't wait to read the next volume.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absorbing read 20 July 2011
By Philiph
Format:Kindle Edition
I was lucjy enough to receive a copy of this book. I do not normally enjoy short stories as they can tend to lack real depth. This book counters this with creative stories linked in a way that draws you into each one with real characters that are cleverley woven together. The book is well written with good characterisation and absorbing plots.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining chiller 2 Nov. 2012
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I enjoyed reading Entwined and for the cheap price it supplied lots of chills and amusement. There were a few characters I really liked and I wanted to spend more time with them. Isabelle the cheerful glutton was beautifully described and 'Life without Bill' was probably my favourite story in the collection. There was a slice of genius at the start of the tale when Isabelle thinks she sees the spectre of her dead husband, opens a door and...I was expecting something supernatural but instead the author supplied something I didn't even consider.
The other character I really liked was tight womaniser Marcus, star of 'the Ring', I found him funny and believable, and I wanted him to play a bigger part in things before he faced his fate, but I guess by definition short stories are short.

The catty exchanges between the two young women in 'the Interloper' were very funny, even though I found the end of that story slightly hard to swallow.

The only tale I didn't enjoy was 'the Tattoo', perhaps I should read it again because I didn't understand what was happening, or how or why. Okay it's an interesting idea to have art come alive, but the author gave no definitive explanation and personally I found that unsatisfying. Was it a dream, was it drink and drugs? I missed the story's point somehow.

Overall a good collection of linked tales about some very unfortunate people which bookended in a delightfully grim way. This ebook kept me thoroughly entertained during my lunch hours this week. Thanks to the author for including a free story from the sequel also, which I'm looking forward to reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THE BOOK...GET READY FOR THE RIDE!! 11 Sept. 2011
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Just finished the book and had to review it straightaway!

It was as though some great evil had visited the City and held it in its grip.....

This is a line from the book which I think is a great description..

The book is a collection of short stories, woven through them are links between the characters which work so well, it was reminiscent of a James Patterson book, which are obviously brilliant and which I love.

This book is like riding the Teacups. Not sedate in any way you understand, but in parts you read well written, flowing pieces of descriptive writing, then you open your eyes and realise you are actually strapped into a death defying rollercoaster, a mere line from this book will have you gripping the bar with white knuckles, whilst your heart drops to your feet and your blood turns cold.

The twists and turns in this book had me audibly gasping in places, and even my husband tore himself away from Match of the Day yesterday when I read aloud some passages.

Detective Pearce was the most interesting character for me, I feel that he could easily fill his own book, such as his character, quirks and moral stance is. I would buy that too.

I loved this book. It takes a lot to shock me, but this masterpiece succeeded. I started this book this weekend and finished this morning. To say life got in the way is an understatement.

In short, buy this book. It is now available on Kindle and is a bargain.

Anthony J. Armitt is currently working on Entwined: Tales from a Village.

If the village is anything like the city, we are in for another white-knuckle ride.....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
A great collection of short stories, intertwined brilliantly. Hope to read more from this writer. The extra story from a new collection is good so I hope the new collection is... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tracey Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great short stories, woven into one rich tapestry.
Perhaps not so much dark and twisted tales, I think the author underestimates his work to categorize it so simply. Read more
Published 6 months ago by L O Musto
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
A really cool collection of inter-connected stories, each with a twist in the tail. Creepy, but also lots of fun. Really worth a read!
Published 8 months ago by KittyG26
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading
Really enjoyed this book, particularly liked the way the characters were interwoven, this was done seamlessly and worked extremely well.
Published 19 months ago by the book prof
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Sad stories, some were scary, read it at one go. Good characters and great writing, looking forward to seeing more by this author
Published 21 months ago by Tillydog
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
What a great read.all stories link really well.would get the next book in the series when it comes out. Gordon
Published 22 months ago by gordon craig
4.0 out of 5 stars Entwined tales from the city by a. J. Armitt
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was very well written and I did not want to put it down. All of the stories were a little different from the norm and very cleverly written.
Published 23 months ago by By joy
5.0 out of 5 stars More please!!!!
If I could give this book ten stars I would. Was totally gripped from the first page. Cannot wait for this author's next one. Read more
Published on 29 May 2013 by J. Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This book is written so expertly, the storyline is professionally linked into the other scenarios. I would definitely recommend this book to readers
Published on 8 May 2013 by HYBRID NAT
3.0 out of 5 stars Tales from the city
A very gory read but I did enjoy reading it. Sometimes a bit confusing with so many characters and I sometimes had to go back to check who was who!
Published on 26 Mar. 2013 by Judy Pryce
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