Genre: short story

Glass and Ashes by OWS Ink, LLC

Posted November 7, 2018 by Emily in Blog Tour / 1 Comment

Glass and Ashes by OWS Ink, LLC

Glass and Ashes by OWS Ink, LLCGlass and Ashes by Rebecca Pierce, Elle Saline, Anna Langford, Lyssa Medana, Amanda Kaye, Kerry E.B. Black, Briant Laslo, Melanie Noell Bernard, Rose Kuehr-McLaren, KT Morley
on 11/15/18
Genres: short story, Fantasy, fairy tale
Pages: 277
Format: ebook
Source: the publisher
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"What if?"
It's something people love to ponder. Now, OWS Ink has asked the question, “What if Cinderella was a little bit different?”
A different type woman? A different shoe size? A different type of hero? Or maybe a villain? What if she was never even a human?
And our authors answered. Prepare to read Cinderella stories like you’ve never imagined. Stories where Cinderella makes a different choice altogether, where she uses magic to make her own happy ending, and somewhere even magic can’t help her avoid her fate.

So grab your drink and curl up with our new versions of this classic fairy tale.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Character spotlight Prince Charming by Rebekah Jonesy

While everyone agrees that the prince of their little kingdom lives up to his name, they also agree that it’s a good thing he wasn’t named Prince Wise. Sweet and loveable as a puppy, he’s also about as smart as one. Not the smart kind either. The kind that barks at his own tail and gets beat up by his own toys. That kind of puppy.

Why else would a man fall in love with a woman after a few hours? He was told by his father to find a rich young maiden to marry and woo her. But the poor guy just isn’t that smart. He let a pretty face and a fancy gown distract him. Having never been around anyone that wasn’t rich he had no clue how to judge such things. And when she left so abruptly that convinced him that she had to be the one for him. And led him, unwisely, to declare that he would marry the woman that fit the shoe she had left behind.

Because not only is he not smart, he’s also really bad at names. And women’s fashion. And thinking things through. All of his shoes were tailor made and he was the only one that could wear them. So it only made sense in his empty head that the same would hold true for the woman he had met.

When a brunette that was inches shorter was brought to him as the woman who fit the shoe, he didn’t think twice. Or even once. He didn’t understand the miraculous ways of make-up and assumed she had simply painted her face differently at the ball. His father was pleased that the woman had a large inheritance and by golly that was good enough for Prince Charming!

He was going to marry this woman, whatever her name was, and live happily ever after. All the story books he read said so, after all.

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11/5: Character Spotlight (Briant Laslo) on https://kerrylizblack.wordpress.com/

11/6: Book Review on http://Amiesbookreviews.wordpress.com

11/7: Character Spotlight (Rebekah Jonesy) on Emily Reads Everything –

11/13: Character Spotlight (Ellie Saline) on https://alwaysanotherchapter.co.uk/

11/14: Character Spotlight (Lyssa Medana) on ktmorley – Morley’s Musings – WordPress.com

11/14: Book Review on http://bookhimdanno.blogspot.com/?m=1

11/21: Character Spotlight (Melanie Bernard) on https://booksintheskye.wordpress.com/

11/23: Book Review on www.phoebedarqueling.com

11/24: Book Review on dearmaw.wordpress.com

12/1: Book Review on Early Bookish Birds – l live between those lines..

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Review: S.A. Hunt’s Short Stories

Posted December 28, 2015 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I like books. The longer the book, the better. I especially like series. I’ve said that time and again. Logically, you would think that short stories are the opposite of what I want to be reading and normally, that’s true. I don’t seek out short stories to read. However, there is one important exception to this rule.

Horror.

I love scary stories. There is something magical about the way that a horror novelist can create chills up and down your spine in just a few sentences. Don’t believe me? Check out these 2 sentence scary stories from Reddit. These are sure to change your mind.

I would also recommend you read any of the following short stories. each and every one will renew your faith in a horror author’s ability to scare the snot out of you in a minimum of pages. I’ve been a huge fan of S.A. Hunt since I read the first book of his Outlaw King series. Each of these stories shows what a twisted imagination lives in his genius brain.

Review: S.A. Hunt’s Short StoriesTalent Show by S.A. Hunt, David Cummings
Published by Madman Press on June 17. 2014
Genres: horror, short story
Pages: 14
Format: ebook
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four-stars

Robotics researcher Karen finds out that keeping a secret from an experimental robot on the cusp of deactivation is a bad idea.

 

This one starts out completely innocently. I loved the way the story built to the end. This is a perfect example of why horror stories can be perfect even if they are short. I definitely felt sorry for the robot, which might not have been the point.

 

Review: S.A. Hunt’s Short StoriesPocket Change by S.A. Hunt
Published by Madman Press on June 7, 2014
Genres: horror, short story
Pages: 21
Format: ebook
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three-half-stars

Bullied middle-schooler Kyle discovers a hole in his jeans pocket that might just be a tear in reality itself.

 

This story was all about a pocket sized wormhole or a tear in the fabric of space. What would you do with one? I know that I would definitely start by throwing stuff in!

 

Review: S.A. Hunt’s Short StoriesChimneysweep by S.A. Hunt
Published by Madman Press on June 7, 2014
Genres: horror, short story
Pages: 21
Format: ebook
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four-stars

Santa Claus is retiring this year, and he's finally working his way through the Naughty List. Contains a link to the free, professionally-acted audio!

 

The perfect story for Christmas! Celebrate the holidays with horror. Everyone knows that Santa rewards good children with presents. What if he also punished naughty adults?

 

Review: S.A. Hunt’s Short StoriesThe Hidden by S.A. Hunt
Published by Madman Press on June 7, 2014
Genres: horror, short story
Pages: 62
Format: ebook
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four-half-stars

A collection of mounting evidence for the existence of a worldwide cult of serial killers, led by the enigmatic figure known only as "Butcherface".

 

The Hidden was my favorite of them all. This story is an expertly crafted and absolutely terrifying. Unfortunately, I read it alone in my empty house and I jumped at every single ambient noise while I was reading it. I went to work with a smile on my face and a chill racing down my spine. This story is a must read.

four-stars

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