The Haunted Reading Room website.
" An exceptional short story collection, SHADES showcases author Joseph
Rubas' strong literary talent and extensive imagination. For me, it also
served as an introduction to Mr. Rubas' writing, and an invitation to
extend my interest in his work. I was impressed by the consistency of
the high quality of this collection.
The collection is subtitled
"Dark Tales of Supernatural Horror" and well demonstrates its truth.
All are frightening; some are terrifying. Starting with the initial
offering, each story impacted me even while I reveled in the writing,
plots, and characters [who too often give up common sense and suffer
accordingly]. am unashamed to admit that after several of the stories I
had to pause and take deep breaths and wait for the impact of the story
to settle. I predict nightmares, and tales that will take root in the
imagination and linger long-term."