Jewish Christmas by Jasmine Schwartz

Publication Date: January 18, 2014

 

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Melissa Morris has an annual day as a Christmas tradition, when she cooks a lavish seafood dinner for friends. While shopping for seafood she runs into a former sorority sister and gets caught up in an avalanche of events that takes her to the far flung reaches of New York City.

 

 

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Coffee at Midnight by Brandon Ford

Publication Date: September 8, 2014

 

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Coffee at Midnight is a collection of stories about the darker side of life. From the suicide of a young girl who was bullied to a young tough obsessed with odd porn, this compilation of 13 short works of fiction will cover the bad and ugly side of human existence.

 

 

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Beyond the Pale by the Authors: Jim Butcher, Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Heather Brewer, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Gillian Philip, Jane Yolen – Editor: Henry Herz – Cover Design: Abigail Larson

Publication Date: July 7, 2014

 

Beyond_The_PaleAn anthology of 11 fantasy and paranormal short stories by popular authors: “Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela” by Saladin Ahmed (author of Throne of the Crescent Moon), “The Children of the Shark God” by Peter S. Beagle (author of The Last Unicorn) , “Misery” & “Shadow Children” by Heather Brewer (author of Vladimir Tod), “Even Hand” by Jim Butcher (author of The Dresden Files), “Red Run” by Kami Garcia (author of Beautiful Creatures), “Pale Rider” & “The Adventures of Lightning Merriemouse-Jones” by Nancy Holder (author of Wicked), “Frost Child” and “South” by Gillian Philip (author of Rebel Angels) and “A Knot of Toads” by Jane Yolen (author of Owl Moon).

 

 

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This Long Trip to Myself by Steve Saari (Author), Chris Arens (Illustrator) and Julie Quanrud (Illustrator)

Publication Date: August 19, 2013

 

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”192704474X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HOLmKwYmL._SL160_.jpg” width=”105″]This Long Trip To Myself is a collection of poetry delving into topics of life, death and existence.

 

 

 

 

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Often Overlooked by Cary Polkovitz

Publication Date: February 25, 2013   [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00CXH2ZUG” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514JJ-vRFGL._SL160_.jpg” width=”159″]Cary Polkovitz has complied a book of pictures comprising his own work and submitted pictures of things Often Overlooked around which he has built 70+ short stories. From a pair of shoes abandoned in the grass to a weathered fence around which he has built a historical tale, Polkowitz builds new legacies for items Often Overlooked.

 

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Such Is Life by Jeri Walker-Bickett

Publication Date: January 29, 2013

 

JW_Such_is_lifeThis is a book of five short stories exploring varied aspects of modern life. In “Pretty Girl” a young girl meets up with a Carny Worker and in “For the Love of Dog” a woman’s connection with her dog proves stronger than any bond of moral code.

 

 

 

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The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories: Observations on Life From the Cheap Seats by John Hartnett

Publication Date: January 12, 2013

 

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0615741150″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51szYdLcVyL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]This is a collection of 37 short pieces laced with humor and real-life references dealing with a multitude of topics including parenting, shopping and even proof of life on other planets.

 

 

 

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Iniquitous Solace: Rhythmic Words of Lust and Love by Penelope Jones and Max

Publication Date: January 30, 2013

 

PJ_Iniquitou_SolaceIniquitous Solace: Rhythmic Words of Lust and Love is a story told through alternating poetry by two authors. They meet, they’re attracted to each other, they’re unsure of how far is too far. A rhyming love story.

 

 

 

 

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A Plague of Dreams by John Gregory Hancock

Publication Date: December 29, 2012

 

JH_Plague_DreamsA Plague of Dreams (Dreamwood Tales) is a book of ten short stories that vary widely in style and genre. One story is an on line R.P.G. that turns very real, another story has a dragon living a number of lives in a few pages, a further story features a space traveler talking to a higher power, and yet another story is a chilling tale of a killing in a time when education is illegal. I was given this anthology by the author in exchange for a review. I thoroughly enjoyed the different types of stories as well as the writing style. What follows is a short break-down of the individual stories (composed by Rangewoman Inc):

 

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