TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: The Burglar by Glen Barrera

I’ve read both of Glen Barrera’s action-packed books, The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance and A Capable and Wide Revenge. He’s shown himself to be quite a wordsmith when it comes to describing the explosive fight scenes in both books. In the short story he contributes to the Twisted Tales anthology, The Burglar, he proves his skill with words extends beyond battle scenes. Within the first … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: The Burglar by Glen Barrera

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns Kindle Edition: The 13th Sign by Jean Gill

I’ve enjoyed Jean Gill’s well researched and beautifully written historical fiction series; Song at Dawn, Bladesong, and Plaint for Provence. Her short story for Twisted Tales is very different from these books. The 13th Sign is a fantasy/science fiction story about the creation or addition of a new zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. Gill gives voice to the zodiac signs and the story is an amusing examination … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns Kindle Edition: The 13th Sign by Jean Gill

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Skully by C.A. Sanders

C.A. Sanders is one of my favorite fantasy authors. I have read both of his full length books, Song of Simon and Watchmage of Old New York. I was fascinated by his offering in the anthology Twisted Tales. More of a horror story than a fantasy, Skully explores the delightful relationships of childhood when bullies rule the neighborhood and friendships are often based on who’s … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Skully by C.A. Sanders

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Prime Meridian by Geoff Nelder

Geoff Nelder has written one of my favorite science fiction stories, ARIA: Left Luggage. He has a unique approach to the genre so I looked forward to his contribution to Twisted Tales. He lived up to my expectations shiningly with his short story Prime Meridian. Perhaps the most complex of the stories in the anthology, it is both scientific and humorous. The story of Chingford’s … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Prime Meridian by Geoff Nelder

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Letting Go by Michelle Medhat

I have read Michelle Medhat’s mind-blowing books that are an incredible action packed combination of science fiction and terrorism. The Call and The Shift are great stand alone books but even more enjoyable when read in the Author’s Cut. Medhat’s contribution to Twisted Tales, Letting Go, is a departure from her earlier works. High tension exudes from every word. At first I thought this was … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Letting Go by Michelle Medhat

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

I must confess Mark Fine is one of my favorite indie author’s. I further confess his short story contribution to Twisted Tales, Karmic Odds, is one of my favorite stories in the collection. With the same adept use of prose he shows in his full length novel, The Zebra Affaire, Fine weaves a tale that is both compelling and disturbing. Beginning with an easy pace, … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Julian: The Rise Of The Prophecy by Lubna Sengul

I’ve read Lubna Sengul’s Fantasy/Science Fiction book, The Danfian’s Prophecy, and was eager to read this further exploration of the Sofayans and Danfians. This short story in Twisted Tales is one of conflicts. Julian is torn between his two natures. The elusive Lilly tempts him with the reminder of the Sofayan need to feed on the spirits of humans. Julian’s parents discourage that, limiting him to … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Julian: The Rise Of The Prophecy by Lubna Sengul

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Active vs. Passive – Anita Kovacevic

The second story in the exciting anthology, Twisted Tales, is by Anita Kovacevic. Kovacevic has a novella on Amazon, The Threshold as well as three children’s books and short stories in two other anthologies. Active vs. Passive is an intriguing and timely story of the mother of a teenage boy who is struggling to make ends meet on a tight budget. Missing her bus home after … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Active vs. Passive – Anita Kovacevic

Awethology Light & Awethology Dark

Originally posted on Plaisted Publishing House:
The excitement mounts as the ‘Get down with Awethors,’ event draws closer.  Here in New Zealand we are less than 24 hours away, so don’t forget to drop in and say hi to your South Pacific #Awethors.  We will start this event along with Australia, who is only a couple of hours behind.  Then the rest of the world… Continue reading Awethology Light & Awethology Dark