Category Archives: anthology

Guest Post: How to effectively build characters by Stephanie-Louise Farrell

Categories: anthology, contemporary, fiction, guest post, short story collection, Stephanie-Louise Farrell
The Amy Winehouse pilgrimage & other storiesBy Stephanie-Louise FarrellEditions: ebookPublished August 31, 2012 by Any Subject Books Genre: Anthology / Contemporary / FictionThese four short stories, which are as different as they are original, clearly reveal the author’s ability to sustain suspense until the very last line. In fact, even then we may be left guessing. The uniqueness of the stories lies in the strange and perplexing situations which the protagonists must resolve while at the same time affording us front-row views of their thought Read more [...]

Fluttering Thoughts: The Uncanny Valley by Bryan R. Dennis

Categories: 3 butterflies, anthology, Bryan R. Dennis, dark fantasy, fluttering thoughts, RBR
The Uncanny ValleyBy Bryan R. DennisEditions: ebookPublished October 29th 2011Genre: Anthology / Dark FantasySource: review copyThe Uncanny Valley is a collection of 16 unsettling tales that draws inspiration from old-school science fiction, horror, and dark fantasy series such as the Twilight Zone. "A Chance in Hell" - Life is about to get worse for one troubled youth after he breaks into a house he thought was empty."Greet the World" - A company employee is told he'll die if he tries to resign."Nox Noctis" - What would happen if one day all light Read more [...]

Review: OMGQueer by Radclyffe, Katherine E. Lynch (Editors)

Categories: 4 butterflies, anthology, lgbt, netgalley, RBR, review, short story collection, ya
OMGQueerBy Radclyffe (Editor), Katherine E. Lynch (Editor)Editions: paperbackExpected publication: August 14th 2012 by Bella DistributionGenre: LGBT / YASource: NetGalleyHope. Fear. Desire. Despair. Promises. Betrayals.Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Questioning. Intersex.This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising generation as they define what it means to grow up queer in the twenty-first century. What is it like to grow up in a society that embraces you in certain ways but discriminates against you in others? How do you choose Read more [...]

Review: Red Velvet and Absinthe by Mitzi Szereto

Categories: 5 butterflies, adult romance, anthology, bomy award of excellence, erotica, paranormal, RBR, review
Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romanceby Mitzi Szereto (author & editor)Editions: ebook, paperbackPublished September 6th 2011 by Cleis PressSource: review copyRed Velvet and Absinthe explores love and lust with otherworldly partners who, by their sheer fantastical nature, evoke passion and desire far beyond that which any normal human being can inspire. Although the greats such as Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and Daphne du Maurier are long dead, these contemporary authors keep the Gothic spirit alive and well by interpreting it in Read more [...]

Review: Everblossom: A Short Story and Poetry Anthology by Larissa Hinton

Categories: 3 butterflies, anthology, Larissa Hinton, poetry, RBR, review, short story collection
Everblossom: A Short Story and Poetry Anthologyby Larissa Hinton;Editions: ebookPublished August 11th 2011;Source: review copyAn anthology that will quench your thirst for more than the ordinary.Everblossom is a journey through poems and short stories that may seem ordinary on the surface but dig a little deeper and the world not only shifts. It changes.From the author who brought you Iwishacana/Acanawishi, she now brings you a dash of everything from dark fantasy to the paranormal to even romance. So prepare yourself to delve into the three stages Read more [...]

Review: A Clockwork Christmas by Stacy Gail, P.G. Forte, Jenny Schwartz, J.K. Coi @CarinaPress

Categories: 4 butterflies, adult romance, anthology, netgalley, RBR, review, short story collection, steampunk
    A Clockwork ChristmasStacy Gail, P.G. Forte, Jenny Schwartz, J.K. Coi; Kindle EditionExpected publication: December 5th 2011 by Carina PressWe Wish You a Steampunk ChristmasChanged forever after tragedy, a woman must draw strength from her husband's love. A man learns that love isn't always what you expect. A thief steals the heart of a vengeful professor. And an American inventor finds love Down Under. Enjoy Victorian Christmas with a clockwork twist in these four steampunk novellas.Anthology includes: Crime Wave in a Corset by Stacy Gail Read more [...]