Book Spotlight! Circus of Horrors by Carole Gill

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Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors

Synopsis: It is during the Great Depression and Fred Dodger’s Circus has had to once again high-tail it away from an engagement. There’s been another killing. The clowns and the murderous midgets don’t take nonsense from anyone. They are badly damaged people. The clowns hide their mutilated faces with clown makeup. The scars are reminders of their early years and the horrific abuse they suffered.

Fred cares a great deal about his people despite the cannibalism. He takes good care of all of them, especially his father. Old Pa keeps a trunk with some very special souvenirs. Only his son knows his secret. The old man doesn’t even remember what it is.

When a stranger joins up who has second sight, among other talents, Fred gets nervous. There are a lot of very strange beings, not to mention a succubus or two and some beings from hell. Welcome to a wild ride to damnation!


Publication Date: January 18, 2015

Pages: 174

Genre: Horror

Where to Buy: Amazon – Circus of Horrors is currently on promo price (4/26-5/2), which means you can get it for only .99!

Current Goodreads Rating: 3.55 out of 5.00

First Paragraph: The vehicle was a beat up well-travelled 1929 Ford school bus. It had been painted a bright red and said ‘Fred Dodger’s Circus’ on the side. Amid peeling paint, the image of ecstatic clowns was a bit pathetic looking. Curtains hung on each of the windows. Baby Alice had sewn them; now she sat outside with her pals waiting for the meat to be cooked.


Carole GillCarole Gill is an independent author with 52 works under her belt.

She says: “Writing helps me to cope with the horrors that befall me. Writing tells a story and often the story is about different aspects of myself as well as observations I have made about other people. Everyone has a story and writers can explore and embellish those stories. It’s like a sanction to create whatever sort of world the author envisions. “

Her overall Goodreads Rating is: 3.85 (from 719 ratings!)

Her Amazon Page is here.

Her website is here.

Her Twitter name is: @carolelynngill


5 thoughts on “Book Spotlight! Circus of Horrors by Carole Gill

  1. Lilyn, did you ever read Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus” (2011)? Probably the most perceptive comment I saw on this fantasy that has some horrific elements is that the circus is almost another character in itself.

      1. Fair enough. I thought it developed well, given its premises, though I had some trouble with the premises, and I thought the conclusion a bit forced. So, 3.5 of 5 from me.

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