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Meat: A Vampire novella. [Kindle Edition]

Michael Bray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Welcome to Grueber’s, the brand new all night supermarket chain with a difference. For its unfortunate customers, the ordinary looking store could be the last trip they ever make—for its shelves are stacked with horrific delicacies made from human flesh, and the store boasts a Meat aisle that has to be seen to be believed, the unlikely group of unwitting shoppers must come together to not only survive, but to try to find a way to escape from the store, and the inhuman Staff who are keen for them to stay… forever.

About the Author

Michael Bray is a Horror author based in Leeds, England. Influenced from an early age by the suspense horror of authors such as Stephen King, and the trashy pulp TV shows like Tales From The Crypt & The Twilight Zone, he started to work on his own fiction, and spent many years developing his style. In May 2012, he signed a deal with the highly reputable Dark Hall Press to print and distribute his collection of interlinked short stories titled Dark Corners, which was released in September 2012. His second release was a Novella titled MEAT which was initially self-published before being picked up by J. Ellington Ashton Press. His first full length novel, a supernatural horror titled Whisper was also initially self-published, and following great critical acclaim, was optioned for a movie adaptation and sold to Horrific Tales publishing - his first Advance paying sale.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1963 KB
  • Print Length: 163 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480290157
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Red Shark Publishing (12 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A5SHYSI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,462 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michael Bray is a Horror author based in Leeds, England. Influenced from an early age by the suspense horror of authors such as Stephen King, and the trashy pulp TV shows like Tales From The Crypt & The Twilight Zone, he started to work on his own fiction, and spent many years developing his style. In May 2012, he signed a deal with the highly reputable Dark Hall Press to print and distribute his collection of interlinked short stories titled Dark Corners, which was released in September 2012. His second release was a Novella titled MEAT. His first full length novel, a supernatural horror titled Whisper was initially self-published, and following great critical acclaim, was sold to Horrific Tales publishing - his first Advance paying sale which went on to be a #3 best selling book on amazon, with over 45,000 downloads as of December 2013.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Macabre plot 1 July 2013
By She
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Oh this idea is HORRIBLE! Imagine you're cruising in a new neighbourhood and you go in a supermarket you haven't been in before. Strolling around you casually glance at the packaged meat, only to see a plastic wrapped human foot for sale! You imagine it's a joke at first; when is the hidden Tv camera man going to pop out? Only it's not a joke - this is dreadfully real. There's something wrong with the staff too; they look 'off ' but you can't quite put your finger on why. One thing though: nobody is being allowed to leave! When some man tries to, the manager and some heavies take him into a back room. You get a glance inside but it's not an office - it looks like an operating theatre. One of the other customers approaches you and tells you that 'They' are watching you all. He has clocked that something's wrong too.
Can you escape? How many will die? Who ARE these people anyway? Why are they doing this?
This book has a sting in the tail too which makes for an ending that will almost leave a nasty taste in your mouth. A fantastic tale from a twisted mind!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feeling hungry...? 11 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Just read this in a single day and have to say this is one of the best horror stories I have read in ages! It is absolutely grisly, gruesome and nasty ~ in other words, right up my street!

A group of shoppers find themselves trapped in a new supermarket with no hope of escape. On the shelves are disembodied feet (seasoned ready for cooking), pickled eyes and fresh tongue kebabs - all mixed in amongst the usual produce. At first some of them think it is all some kind of sick, practical joke but when some of them try to leave, they quickly learn there is only one way they are getting out of this store...and it's not through the front doors!

This is an awesome, awesome, awesome read and one hell of a ride! It is quite simply one of the best short horror novels that I have read in ages! It feels heavily influenced by Richard Laymon in places and is exceptionally nasty right through to the end. The climax alone will leave you gasping, let alone the rest of the novel! It really is a roller coaster ride from start to finish!

This is the first piece of fiction I have read by author, Michael Bray but you can be certain, it won't be the last! I was left speechless, reeling and almost sickened at times by the sheer horror and brutality depicted within but you know what? Horror simply doesn't get much better than this!

This is how much the book influenced me: mid-reading, I popped into my local Tesco Express to pick up a couple of things. Walking around the shelves, I found myself half-consciously looking around for disembodied limbs and decapitated heads - it wasn't till I got to the till that I realised what I had been doing! This is the sign of a good author, that he can so engross you in his writing that you find yourself actually living what you have been reading in your head! Few writers have this ability and so for M.Bray to achieve this shows just how good a writer he really is!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Meat 21 Mar 2013
By Cjs
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Definitely a good read.
Quite riveting.
Must say, surprised by ending
Definitely one for keeping your attention, found it difficult to put down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I was eager to read this and snapped it up as soon as it was released. I was immersed from the moment that I started reading and couldn't bear to leave this book alone. Not being familiar with Michael Bray's work, I was amazed that I hadn't come across this talent before. His style reminds of a cross between Bentley Little and Edward Lee. I am surprised that he doesn't have a massive list of books because he certainly doesn't write like a novice.

The story itself was dark and shocking in parts. It was made even more disturbing by the mundaneness of the setting, a supermarket. Every element of a brilliant horror story was covered in this novel, the deaths were gruesome and graphically described, an abundance of heart-stopping moments and finishing off with a 'didn't see that coming' revelation.

My only criticism (and it is only a small one) was that I noticed quite a few mistakes within the story, just a few commas and words missing here and there. This did not in any way detract from the story, and with such a fantastic story, it is easy to forgive little things like this.

In conclusion, Michael Bray, you are a horror genius. I am going to have to purchase Bray's collection of short stories and read them very slowly. I will be waiting eagerly for the novel planned for Spring 2013.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beware when shopping! 5 Jun 2014
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This book brings the ordinary screaming into the extraordinary, and fast! a man pops into a supermarket for a last minute purchase, and thats when he notices this isnt your normal shop. obviously i dont want to give the plot away, but this is brilliantly written, will have you shuddering and screaming in your head throughout. The characters are well written and you find yourself hating some and rooting for others, and the ending left me thinking "Oh my god". Buy it, you will love it,
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5.0 out of 5 stars so hungary 9 April 2014
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This is a good little book could not put it down right from the start it had me gripped good twist towards the end recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow 10 Jan 2014
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This is one of my favourites, I love horrors, wow great read, the only time I was disappointed was
When the I finished reading it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense & twists throughout. 23 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback
I am lucky enough to be given a sneak peak of Michael's books before they go for final edits, and I got to keep the pre-edit first edition of Meat as a one of a kind. Just had to buy this edition to re-read it to see if it remained just as thrilling as the first time I read it. Hard to put it down, a lot of anxiety as you hope the characters survive to the end, but do they or don't they escape? Brilliant, again.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
Started so well but why do writers feel to make a good book they have to put a depressing twist tacked on at the end. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Davy
3.0 out of 5 stars Mouthful
This is a novella which I reviewed on my website in November 2013. It is an everyday setting, so easy to imagine yourself in a similar situation. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Urthwild
5.0 out of 5 stars Great novella!
Being a horror fan I was recommended this book by a friend. I am so glad I purchased it! Fantastic from the start! Read more
Published 11 months ago by bitterbloodblogs
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
This author is fantastic and knows his stuff I couldn't put this book down and didn't want it to finish I have now found another author who can keep my attention to his writing and... Read more
Published 11 months ago by carol
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read
I got this novella a while ago thinking it may fill time one day. I'm not a fan of novellas so really thought I wouldn't like this book..... I was wrong! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gillz3451
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and messy
Excellent and messy just what the doctor ordered...
Or did he...... Wonderful minded author a little disturbed but wonderful....thanks for the sleepless nights mike. Lol
Published 12 months ago by Cazza
5.0 out of 5 stars food for thought.... yuck!
Im glad I waited to eat my dinner for this AND that I had already been shopping and got out alive!
Can I ever enter a supermarket again..... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Vix Kirkpatrick
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