Category Archives: short story collection

Guest Post: How to effectively build characters by 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 [...]

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

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

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: The Uninnocent: Stories by Bradford Morrow

   The Uninnocent: StoriesBradford Morrow; Hardcover, 272 pages / Kindle EditionPublished December 15th 2011 by Pegasus BooksSource: egalley from NetGalleyBradford Morrow’s stories have garnered him awards such as the O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes and have given him a devoted following. Now gathered here for the first time is a collection of his finest, gothic tales.A young man whose childhood hobby of collecting sea shells and birds’ nests takes a sinister turn when he becomes obsessed with acquiring his brother’s girlfriend, in “The Read more [...]

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

    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 [...]