Happily Ever Afterlife
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Revisit your favorite childhood fairy tales…with a paranormal twist. Eight classic stories rewritten by eight talented authors with one common theme, they all feature the undead. From angels to vampires and ghosts to zombies, you'll be sure to fall in love with the classics all over again and quickly learn that even the undead can have a happily ever after.
In the Belly of the Wolf by Amanda Carman
Don't talk to strangers. Don't stray from the path. If you do, the wolf will eat you. Once swallowed, you will be trapped forever in the dark and musty limbo of the belly of the wolf, a larger and more crowded world than you ever suspected. You can't blame him, though. After all, wolves will be wolves.
The Glass Coffin by Emmalyn Greyson
When Marianna's stepmother betrays her by having her turned into a vampire, she must flee home and the love of her life. Darren, her werewolf lover, believes he's found a cure. Will it lead to heartache or happily ever after?
Hans and the Best Day Ever by G.L. Jackson
After a seven-year apprenticeship with the Boss Lady, Hans decides it’s time to go home. Accompanied by Gabe, the two boys make their way back to the house in the woods where they hope to find Hans’ mother. Gabe is never at a loss for words but Hans is always quick to act on what might either be a fantastic idea…or the worst idea ever.
The Baron and the Firebird by J.A. Campbell
In the depths of the Russian wilderness, Baron Pyotr Vasilyev does his best to care for his people but his long years weigh heavily and he’s beginning to lose his taste for life. The only things that keep him going are his devotion to duty and his magical cherries. When his cherries go missing the thief turns out to be the Firebird. The desire to hear her sing one last time drives him through the centuries.
Clara and the Coon by M.K. Boise
Clara is born the height of a quarter–an abomination to the village of Fankfret. On the outskirts of town, she's left to die in a hole that's the size of a teapot. She soon learns her story is far from over though. Getting eaten by a raccoon is just the beginning.
Blood Borne Pathogen by Shoshanah Holl
Javier is too young to be waiting for death, but in the hospital battling late-stage AIDs there isn't room for much else in his mind. A mysterious woman begins visiting him and they form a strange friendship. Aurora only comes to visit after the sun goes down, leaving long before dawn. On the Day of the Dead, they both face the choice between life, death...and what comes after.
In Spite of Fire by Tilly Boscott
Alice's husband, Henry, died, leaving her to wander the world alone, searching for a way to bring him back. When she stumbles upon village gossip describing a place where ghosts dwell, she sets off to find her lost love. Instead of her husband, she discovers a ghost with eyes of fire, keen on the contents of a ragged tree. Alice clambers into an adventure of fear, darkness and true love.
The Angel by Troy Lambert
Abel is a poor urchin, trying to survive on the streets with only his wits to protect him and a tiny garden of struggling flowers to bring him pleasure. Zach is a young boy struggling in the fight of his life against the blight of cancer who wants to see the flowers of spring one last time. It seems inevitable that these young souls will soon leave the earth. But what awaits them in the beyond?
This book is a collection of 8 short stories that are fairy tales reimagined. This book was very well put together with the stories that were in they seemed to flow good with one another. There were a few that I didn't care for at all but there were a couple like The Baron and The Firebird by J.A. Campbell that was about a firebird and a vampire of all creatures finding love, I personally have never heard the Firebird fairytale or even heard of a Firebird for that matter until I read this story and I must say it was rather intriguing to me, I must learn more of these Firebirds. The other story that I absolutely LOVED was The Glass Coffin by Emmalyn Greyson this one was a take on Snow White and the seven dwarfs and it was reimagined into a world filled with witches, wolves and vampires and the witches and wolves are at war with the vampires. I don't want to give anything away so all I will say is this one had me on the edge of my seat not being able to put it down until I finished to see what would happen. Now there is one story in particular that I did not like at all which was In The Belly Of The Wolf by Amanda German which is the retelling of red Ridding Hood and this one to me was just plain weird, now I know others may end up liking it but for me it was just to weird and after reading that one it was like I had a bad taste in my mouth and had to put the book down and read something else to get it out. I am glad I went back to the book though because the other stories that followed after that one were good there was another two after that I didn't like either but for the most part this was a really good book and some of the fairytales that were being retold I knew while others I am new too but I was able to follow along with some what great pleasure and glad I took the time to read this book. I think this should be a book that everyone at least gives a shot at reading it, it is a rather interesting read for the most part.
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