top of page

Review - The Captivating Flames of Madness

The Captivating Flames of Madness Jeff Parsons This book's title comes from the reality that - like a moth to the flame - we're all just one event, mishap, or decision away from things that could change our lives forever.

What would you do if fate led you astray into a grim world where you encountered vengeful ghosts, homicidal maniacs, ancient gods, apocalyptic nightmares, dark magic, deadly space aliens, and more?

If you dare, why not find out?

Read for yourself the twenty-two gloriously provocative tales that dwell within this book - but be warned, some of my dear readers have experienced lasting nightmares...


The Captivating Flames of Madness features 22 short horror stories. They all vary in content and creep factor. With any collection there will always be some stories that stand out more than others. Some of my favorites in this book are At Any Cost, Eye of the Storm, Bruja, and The Variant.

I didn’t find anything in here to be overly scary or nightmare worthy. It seems more like YA horror to me, reading like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The stories flowed well, and Parsons can write I just wish there were more horror elements in some of the stories. If you’re looking for something that is quick to read and more on the mild side, I’d say, check this one out. Indie Book Addict Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Click the cover to grab your copy.

bottom of page