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Cover Reveal: F is for Fairy

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F is for Fairy, the sixth installment in the Alphabet Anthologies series, has got a cover! Yay!

As always with this series, the cover was designed by Jonathan C. Parrish.

“Anyone who believes that faeries are wee, golden-haired creatures with dragon-fly wings and sweet intentions has never met a real faerie.” –Suzanne Willis, “A Silver Thread Between Worlds”

Retellings of familiar favourites from new perspectives, and brand new stories share the pages of this fairy-themed collection. Within these offerings you’ll find fairy music and food, contracts (making and breaking them), changelings, circles and curses–these stories deliver all the things you already love about fairies and a few new tricks as well.

A dusting of dragons, shapeshifters and ogres accompany these tales which include feminist fairies overcoming trauma, Norse fairies breaking the rules to interfere in human affairs, intergalactic fairies hitching a ride to a new home, political satire featuring an idiot king and talking animals, a new Robin Archer story, fairy run nightclubs and so, so much more.

Altogether this anthology includes twenty-six brand new tales–one for each letter of the alphabet–from contributors Pete Aldin, Steve Bornstein, Andrew Bourelle, Stephanie A. Cain, Beth Cato, Sara Cleto, Cory Cone, Danielle Davis, Megan Engelhardt, Michael Fosburg, Joseph Halden, Lynn Hardaker, L.S. Johnson, Michael M. Jones, Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, Samantha Kymmell-Harvey, C.S. MacCath, Jonathan C. Parrish, Alexandra Seidel, Michael B. Tager, Rachel M. Thompson, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Brittany Warman, Lilah Wild, Suzanne J. Willis and BD Wilson.

Though it’s not going to be available until May 7th, F is for Fairy is currently available for pre-order:

Amazon (US) (CA) (UK)

Kobo

B&N

Apple

OR

If you’d like to read a free advance copy in exchange for an honest review you can get a free review copy on BookSprout.

Whatever you choose to do, don’t forget to add it to your ‘Want to Read’ shelf on Goodreads!

F is for…

There was a lot of discussion in regard to what the next installment of the Alphabet Anthologies should be. A lot. F is just such a versatile letter, the options were many.

To answer two of the frequently asked questions — no, I didn’t really consider ‘F is for Fart’ and yes, I was absolutely tempted to do ‘F is for Fuck’.

In the end, after a lot of debate and conversation I decided to go with:

F is for Fairy!

The way the Alphabet Anthologies work is that each of the twenty-six stories in the anthology not only fits the theme of that anthology but also has a title that is: LETTER is for WORD (ie: A is for Apple, B is for Banana…). I randomly* assign each contributing author a letter and then they write their story. What that means is there is no open submission period for the Alphabet Anthologies, sorry writers.

I’m not announcing all the contributing writers because sometimes those names change before publication as Life gets in the way of things, but I can tell you I’m really excited for this anthology.

If you are too, a good way to spend the time between now and 2019 when this will be coming out, might be to read the first five volumes of the series 🙂

A is for Apocalypse edited by Rhonda Parrish, cover design by Jonathan ParrishA is for Apocalypse (Free!)

Cover design by Jonathan C. Parrish, original artwork by Tory HokeB is for Broken

Cover art and design by Jonathan C. ParrishC is for Chimera

D is for Dinosaur

E is for Evil

 

I apologise for the towering layout of those book links… this blog theme makes doing anything nicer pretty tricky. I have ‘swap blog themes’ on my to-do list… but the list is even longer than those book covers piled atop one another soo… it could be a while 😉

*It’s random except that I wiggle things around if necessary to make sure people don’t get assigned the same letter twice.