Short Stories are an under-appreciated genre but with the advent of the electronic highway a world is brought together to join our love in specific genre writing. The quality as well as quantity of Anthologies and call for submissions allows for many writers to be connected to new publishers, and other writers, such as today’s author Pavarti, who is solely publishing with Evolved Publishing. In keeping with the of darkness, Halloween and things that go bump in the night this week, I present Pavarti K. Tyler’s Dark Horror Erotica. Be on the lookout for my review of her latest short story, DEAD GIRL, coming Saturday, the Day of the Dead!
Interview with an Author
What? Ya, I know, this is a REVIEW, well it is a review. You see, I read the novella. I wrote a review yesterday, in fact I wrote it four times before this blog decided to go TITS UP on me several times due to gremlins. After having Kai, Herbert and a few chickens plus one goat put its say in (yes more goats, but this time all he did was glare at it a lot) I got my site back! Yeah me!! I love being hosted on a server by a coding nerd who is a WordPress genius who runs a hosting service JUST for writers!
Anywho, the Review (haha, I made a funny)
*SHM* Lets get back to the matter at hand, my
interview review. You see, I read this novella, twice. The first time it smacked in me in the face and left me on the side of the road gasping for air. Of course, it was one of many things which has broadsided me this last week. Now, this was not a bad thing, it was just because it was POWERFUL (pay attention to this apt description because this story is powerful, completely and utterly powerful).
I got a triple present for you today. How about a #WeeklyShorts, since you did gain an hour and you have time to read this! Plus it’s Steampunk, which if you had not noticed I am a wee bit obsessed right now due to me campaigning for Steampunkgoggles.com and since we are on that for your second treat a couple of steampunk videos from Geoff and I for this campaign so you can laugh at us and also get an idea of what is to come in two weeks… Oh, and A KINDLE FIRE HDX GIVEAWAY (I had to throw that on, why? BECAUSE EVERYONE should have one of these, I love mine!). I know I am being obnoxious lately but man, I am just in a festive mood and I want to share!
Giveaway below, read more to enter
A Dystopian Anthology
An anthology that explores what humans are made of when society falls to its knees. Darkest Worlds includes six original novellas by award-winning authors and best sellers of Young Adult and New Adult Dystopia.
All proceeds go to Girls Write Now, a charity that promotes literacy of inner-city girls.
Nessa: A Breeders Story by Katie French, author of The Breeders: Eighteen-year-old Nessa knows what it’s like to be an endangered species. Growing up in a dying world where nine out of ten babies are born male, she survives by trusting no one. When Marlin, the nineteen-year-old gunslinger, kills the man who has been keeping her enslaved, Nessa decides he might be her meal ticket. What she doesn’t realize is love is still possible, even in their decimated world.
MOON by S.K. Falls, author of World of Shell and Bone: Loyalty. Obedience. Patriotism. Moon Stewart has no doubt that the New Amanian way of life is the right way. The only way. But was there ever a time when she felt differently? In this companion novella to the dystopian bestseller World of Shell and Bone, the secrets of Moon’s past are revealed, giving readers a glimpse into the mind of their favorite antagonist.
The First Unforgivable Thing by Zoe Cannon, author of The Torturer’s Daughter: When a dissident working undercover as an interrogator is ordered to torture a confession from the only girl he’s ever loved, he chooses to defy both the totalitarian regime and the resistance by helping her escape—but she has an agenda of her own…
The Keeper by A.G. Henley, author of The Scourge: a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award. Peree knows his duty as the new Keeper of the Water Bearer, Fennel, is to make sure his people get every drop of their share of the water she collects when the flesh-eating Scourge roam the forest. He will motivate her, distract her, do anything he can to keep her working. He knows his duty is to his people and his people alone. What he doesn’t know is that he’s falling in love with her.
Survival Lessons by Kate Avery Ellison, author of Frost: A young Farther prisoner named Eva escapes into the monster-filled wilderness of the Frost with a band of fellow inmates, all of whom are harboring secrets…but little do they know that Eva has secrets of her own. Set in the world of The Frost Chronicles.
clean slate complex by Megan Thomason, author of the daynight series: Homeless Alexa Knight agrees to help the do-gooder non-profit The Second Chance Institute in return for medical care for her sick mother. The SCI is wooing the poor and downtrodden into their Clean Slate Complexes–where “everything is provided” from jobs to food, shelter, clothing, and education. Unfortunately, as with all things that sound too good to be true, there’s a catch…
Weekly Shorts No.18
What a surprise! Just trolling around Facebook when I caught a status update from one of my original twitter friends. I went to look at what he had published and was delighted to find a short story. I grabbed it, read it and after I caught my breath wrote to tell him I wanted to read everything he had done. I don’t know how I missed this, I had his technothriler, ARTIFICIAL EVIL on my TBR for a while now and just had not gotten to it. Serves me right to ignore the reading I want to do, huh? So if you are looking for something solid and absolutely as satisfying as a full-course meal to take in one bite? Go pick this up for 99¢ and have a nice quick read. Oh once piece of advice? Read it before bed so you can wake up all sweaty and catching your breath like I did Thursday night *grin*