So I know there were a few different books in these anthologies of short stories, but the only ones I read were 'fantasy' and 'horror'. The fantasy cover was purplish with a dragon on it, and the horror one had a woman with cybernetic eyes on the cover with a green back I think.
In them there is a story about a girl that gets a ring that lets her hear people's thoughts, but after she hears all of the horrible things people are thinking about her she cuts off the finger with the ring because it won't let her pull it off.
There is also a story where a man dreams about being in a tower of some sort with an old woman floating at the foot of the bed staring at him.
These books had illustrations, but they were in black and white. They were printed in English and I remember picking them up from Borders in the 90's or early 2000's.