Tag: anthology

Dec 08
{Review} When We Met by @ALJacksonauthor @MollySMcAdams @AuthorTiffany King @Christina_Lee04 @BerkleyRomance

{Review} When We Met by @ALJacksonauthor @MollySMcAdams @AuthorTiffany King @Christina_Lee04 @BerkleyRomance

Yes! Thank you New Adult gods for more anthology books like When We Met! This is my very favorite kind of anthology. When we met is an anthology that follows 4 college roommates. Each of the stories is the story of how one of the ladies met their great guy. And the stories happen sequentially. So, for example, the third story is Courtney’s tale, and in it you will find reference to Misha and her guy, Darren as well as Indy and her beau Kier. Each of the roommates kind of dance around in the background of their friends stories and I love watching different authors simultaneously create their own story and characters, while working flawlessly with other authors stories and weaving them into the background of their story. It makes reading anthologies so much more fun, in my opinion. Instead of a collection of sometimes disjointed feeling stories, the common household creates a bond and theme for the book. I don’t even know that I can pick a favorite story…. Read more »

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Sep 10
{Review} Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold

{Review} Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold

Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold is a young adult myth/legend and paranormal anthology. It is a collection of 6 short stories. On its’ face it looks like it would be right up my alley. I mean, I love myths and mythology! That is so my thing. And if I had picked up this book before I started blogging, I probably would have enjoyed it more. Because before I started blogging, I didn’t have very high expectations of short stories. I didn’t think you could pack enough detail into the story to make it interesting and to give me a chance to connect with the characters in so few pages. And that was the majority of my problems with Lore. BUT since I have been blogging, I have found some truly awesome and amazing anthologies. Anthologies where I am in awe, and asking how on earth did the author do that in 70-100 pages?? or even less. And because I have now seen the anthology light, I was disappointed in… Read more »

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Aug 15
{Interview+Excerpt+Giveaway} Beyond The Pale: Dark YA Fantasy Anthology @Nimpentoad

{Interview+Excerpt+Giveaway} Beyond The Pale: Dark YA Fantasy Anthology @Nimpentoad

Today I have Henry Herz, the editor of Beyond the Pale here with us on Book Briefs. Welcome Henry! 1. Describe Beyond the Pale in a Tweet (140 characters or less) BEYOND THE PALE is an anthology of dark/urban fantasy & paranormal stories by master authors like Beagle, Butcher, Brewer, Garcia & Yolen.  2. What are some of challenges of putting together an Anthology? You have to select a theme. Then you have to decide which authors to invite. Then you have to convince them to participate. Then you have to see if they have a story that both matches the theme AND is available for use. Then you have to negotiate contracts. Then you have to acquire, edit, and format the stories. Then you have to coordinate the authors’ PR teams in promoting the book. “Herding cats” is the short version. Lots of work, but lots of fun.   3. What makes Beyond the Pale unique? Without question, my favorite aspect of BEYOND THE PALE is the stellar cast… Read more »

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Jun 08
{Review} One Lucky Night -Contemporary Romance Anthology

{Review} One Lucky Night -Contemporary Romance Anthology

I love when anthologies all revolve around interlocking characters or some central theme. For this contemporary romance anthology, all 5 of the stories take place in the same night at the same Irish Pub in Boston. There is this mysterious old man that shows up in each story and the characters interlock with each other in some way. One story is about the cook of the Irish Pub, one is about a waitress and a singer that they have performing regularly for them, two are about brothers from the family that own the pub, and two have regular customers in them. It was really nice to see bits and pieces from the other stories as you were reading each of the new ones. As I got to some of the later stories, I was looking out for the scenes where the earlier stories took place. It was fun. One lucky night is a great book for when you are looking for a quick and happy pick me up. I started… Read more »

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May 01
{Cover Reveal} Empower: Fight Like A Girl: Anthology for Lupus Awareness Month

{Cover Reveal} Empower: Fight Like A Girl: Anthology for Lupus Awareness Month

Title: “Empower: Fight Like A Girl” Genre: Anthology of short stories ranging from crime mysteries to paranormal thrillers Publisher: Words Empower Media Release date: May 1, 2014 “Women of TV have united against lupus! Presenting “Empower: Fight Like A Girl”, a special collection of short stories by top women writers from some of your favorite shows, including: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Family Guy, Person of Interest, Grimm, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order: SVU, Star Trek: Voyager, Eureka, Twisted, The 100, Malcolm in the Middle, Millennium, Being Human, The Shield, Castle, Chuck, Gilmore Girls, and Game of Thrones. In this anthology, you’ll discover supernatural thrillers, crime mysteries, horror, comedies, and more.   Praise for Empower: Fight Like A Girl “Even non-girls will feel empowered by these stories about ordinary, flawed characters finding their own strengths. Highly entertaining and original.” – Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Chase and King City, whose mother lost her hearing to lupus. Women of TV have united against lupus!… Read more »

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Apr 21
{Review+Giveaway} Breakaway : A New Adult Spring Break Anthology

{Review+Giveaway} Breakaway : A New Adult Spring Break Anthology

  Breakaway will have a story or two in it for everyone. Whether you like light and fluffy, dark and gritty, cute, sexy, or smokin’ hot, there are stories that will satisfy any romantic craving. I absolutely loved Breakaway. It was perfect for getting my quick romantic fixes. The stories were varying lengths and had completely different feels to them. I gravitated towards the longer stories and the cute and fun ones. But some of the darker ones were really interesting. I thought it was a really eclectic mix of Spring Break tales, but all of them had a very new adult vibe to them. Some of them were downright hot hot hot. I liked a few of the stories so much that I had to drop everything, look the author up and write to them about their other books and buy them. I was also pleasantly surprised at how many stories there were in the book. It seemed like a pretty good length book, and there were 13 different… Read more »

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Jan 13
{Review+Giveaway} Love and Other Games Anthology

{Review+Giveaway} Love and Other Games Anthology

The sexy winter Olympic anthology, Love and Other Games, has a new cover. To celebrate, the ebook is only 99 cents for a limited time! Pick up this hot winter romance on your Kindle, Nook, or Kobo. Love and Other Games is a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games Love and Other Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, & Kara Leigh Miller ebook, 242 pages Published October 1st 2013 by Swoon Romance Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from Publisher Summary: Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running. Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from… Read more »

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