Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fantastic Creatures Review

Fantastic Creatures

by various authors

"Here be dragons ... and selkies and griffins and maybe even a mermaid or two.

Twenty fantasy authors band together to bring you a collection of thrilling tales and magical monsters. Do you like to slay dragons? Or befriend them? Do you prefer to meet cephalopods as gigantic kraken or adorable tree octopuses?

Each story focuses around a fantastic creature from folklore or mythology, and they range from light and playful tales for the whole family to darker stories that may make you wish to leave the lights on. These stories carry the Fellowship of Fantasy seal of approval. While our monsters may be horrifying, you won't stumble into graphic sex and constant swearing.

Perfect for the fantasy lover who can't get enough of mythical beasts."

 I received an ARC copy of this book for honest review. I am happy to be supporting the indie Fellowship of Fantasy Authors in reviewing it.

I love creatures of myth and legends, and this series of short stories did not disappoint in the slightest. This book is suitable for nearly all age groups and gives you glimpses of fantastic, magical creatures that many do not even know about.

I enjoyed how not all of the stories told you straight out what the creature was, letting you guess what they were, such as in <i>Seekers</i>. I was proud to have known exactly what the creature was (I might have a small obsession with myths and legends, especially those tied with Ireland). There were only two of the short stories that I didn't really like. Many the rest left me wanting so much more. For the most part, the writing was beautiful and well done, however there were a few stories that felt somewhat clumsy, but not so much so to take me away from the tale being told.

All in all, I give this anthology 5 stars. I won't allow the few stories I didn't enjoy to drag my rating down. I'm glad I was given the opportunity to read this wonderful collection of short, indeed magical, stories.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fantastic Creatures Release

To celebrate the release of Fantastic Creatures, The Fellowship of Fantasy has planned a Release Extravaganza! Join our open house-style Facebook party today (Nov 17) from 3:30 - 7 pm to meet many of our anthology authors and get a peek at the fantastic creatures highlighted in our stories. There will be fun, games, and, of course, DRAGONS! You can also join our Fantastic Creatures Scavenger Hunt from Nov 17-20th. Each of twelve stops will feature a post with exclusive content from one of our authors. Many will also include a mini-giveaway... Visit all the stops and collect the clues--a number featured in each post--and you could win a Kindle Fire plus a 12-book digital library! Make sure to scroll down to find the list of Scavenger Hunt stops and get started right away! fof-antho-cover-large goodreads-badge-add-plus  
Here be dragons ... and selkies and griffins and maybe even a mermaid or two. Twenty fantasy authors band together to bring you a collection of thrilling tales and magical monsters. Do you like to slay dragons? Or befriend them? Do you prefer to meet cephalopods as gigantic kraken or adorable tree octopuses? Each story focuses around a fantastic creature from folklore or mythology, and they range from light and playful tales for the whole family to darker stories that may make you wish to leave the lights on. These stories carry the Fellowship of Fantasy seal of approval. While our monsters may be horrifying, you won't stumble into graphic sex and constant swearing. Perfect for the fantasy lover who can't get enough of mythical beasts.
Get it on: Amazon | B&N (Nook) | Kobo | More!
And find out more at the Fellowship of Fantasy website.
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The Fantastic Creatures Scavenger Hunt

Visit these authors' blogs to find the numbers hidden in each post, discover exclusive content about the stories in our anthology, and find a few mini giveaways along the way! Each author is hosting a different author's post, so be sure to visit them all. Once you've collected all the numbers, add them together and enter the total in the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and 12 book digital library!

Scavenger Hunt Stops

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Indie Author Conference & Showcase

I will be one of the authors showcased at the Indie Author Conference & Showcase. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend the conference (http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Event-Results/Event-Detail.aspx?id=96144).
The conference with feature the following authors: 11:00 am - Dana Kaye, 12:00 pm - Victoria Strauss, and at 1:00 pm - AE Jones. The showcase will begin at 2:00 pm and will run until 4:00 pm and will feature 50 local authors. I will have copies of all my books on hand for purchasing (cash or credit only). Be sure to stop by, meet some local authors, and grab some new reading material.
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Conference: 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Showcase: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Cuyahoga County Public Library:
Parma-Snow Branch
2121 Snow Rd.
Parma, OH 44134
216-661-4240