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Two and Twenty Dark Tales Releases!

Just a quick post to say… WOOT! Today is the official release day of TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES, and anthology of dark Mother Goose retellings.

I was fortunate enough to co-edit this beautiful book with Georgia McBride, founder of YALitChat and publisher of Month 9 Books. I don’t know what I’m more excited about — the fact that I was able to edit so many amazing stories, the fact that got to contribute one of my own, or the fact that I am in such amazingly talented company including Sarwat Chadda,Karen Mahoney Angie Frazier, Lisa Mantchev, C. Lee McKenzie, K.M. Walton, Gretchen McNeil, Pamela Van Hylckama Clieg, Suzanne Young, Suzanne Lazear, Nancy Holder, Sayantani DasGupta, Nina Berry, Leah Cypess, Shannon Delany w/ Max Scialdone, Jessie Harrell and Leigh Fallon, and an amazing foreword by Francisco X. Stork.

So, let’s celebrate! Post in the Comments section your reason for wanting to read TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES. I’ll pick a winner among all the entries. Contest ends at midnight EST Monday October 22nd and is open to residents of the US and Canada.

Also, take a look at an interview I did for Hypable and find out five random facts about me.

Yanno, in case you were wondering.


25 replies on “Two and Twenty Dark Tales Releases!”

WHAT? How did I not know about this book? I am so out of the book loop these days. Why would I want this? So many reasons! 1) YOU! 2) I love Mother Goose and dark retellings of those works sounds YUMMY. 3) YOU! 4) Lisa Mantchev! Karen Mahoney! MY FRIEND PAM!!! 5) You are awesomesauce. 🙂

Why do I want to win a copy of Two and Twenty Dark Tales? Because as a voracious reader, it KILLS me that my 11yr old refuses to read for pleasure! I am DESPERATELY trying to find something that she will WANT TO READ! She has a really dark humor and loves all things zombie and the like, so I hope that if I can stumble upon THE ONE BOOK that will catch her eye, she won’t resist the OTHER 20 BOOKS that I’ve bought for her but ended up reading myself!!

I cannot wait to read this book. It sounds so amazing and is such an interesting take on all these awesome stories 😀 soooo excited!

Why do I want to read Two and Twenty Dark Tales? Well, for one thing, I’ve always been fascinated by retellings of any type of classic tale (whether it be fairy or nursery). It also speaks to my fondness for morbidity. The first short story I ever finished was, in fact, a retelling of a nursery rhyme that, if memory serves, involved at least one murder. No matter what, I WILL be getting this book, but it would be a special treat to win it! 😀

Looks interesting, I’m always looking for new things for my 12 yr old to read, she doesn’t like to read (lives in a house of readers) or maybe just hasn’t found her story yet, always hoping the next book is it………,.maybe just maybe this is the one

I love classics. I love darke literature. Therefore, this book is a must-read for me. Simple as that. =3=

Michelle, why did I not know about this?! Where have I BEEN?! The thing is, I collect Mother Goose books (as well as any fairy tale book I can get my hands on). I’m really excited to see what you guys have done with it! I’m getting this no matter what, but I might as well try to win. I’ve never won anything before! xD Congrats on all you’ve accomplished with this, sweetie! Now I’m off to grumble snd gripe at Lisa for not telling me about this! 😉

THAT BOOK LOOKS AWESOME! How come I never knew that it existed? I never really enjoyed reading for leisure until I read your trilogy along with your novellas. Ever since then, it’s been a never ending read-a-thon for me! I want this book!

Thank you so much for your kind words about Prophecy of the Sisters, Briana! Good luck!


I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! So many great authors and how fun is it that you are writing about Mother Goose! And PAM has a story in it? I AM SOLD!

My reason for wanting this book is short and simple: it looks awesome!!! I love fairy-tale esc. re-tellings, I’ve never read any Mother Goose rhymes being re-told which gets me very excited about this book. Plus, look at all the other authors!!!

P.S. I guess my answer wasn’t as short as planned…I still want this book!!!

Basically, why would I not want to read it?! I love fairytale retellings and this is a whole book made up of a bunch of them!

A comment…haha! I soo need this book! It feature you and Shannon Delany, so that automatically equates to major awesomeness!!!

I am so excited about this. Not only is it touching on the dark and spooky, but I have a feeling it will have plenty of strong female characters. I’m currently doing a project for school in corelation with the local public library about putting a collection of books, movies, audios and other resources together for women and girls to utalize. It will include fiction as well as nonfiction focussing on women’s issues and role models for girls.

I would love to win this book!
1. I am on a book-buying ban and I cannot get it for myself!!!

2. All of the wonderful authors I love and those to be introduced to. Not to mention my friend Pam who I have not had the chance of reading her stories yet.

3. I like fairy tale re-imaginings.

Thank you for the giveaway!

WEEEE! it’s out already?! my, my. I should scout for a copy! I love reading short stories and fairy tales retelling. And this anthology is both! Count me in!

I love retellings of classic stories! And to make Mother Goose dark? Ooo! I love it!

I can’t wait to read another of your books! I loved the prophecy books and now have tempation of angels which i am going to read now.

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! I was just moping around the house earlier this evening over this book. Everyone was taking about it, but my library doesn’t have it and I can’t afford to buy it right now. Mother Goose retellings with a dark twist? Want so badly!

Why do I want to read Two and Twenty Dark Tales? I’ve always been fascinated by the retellings of fairy tales & nursery rhymes. One of my Early Childhood Classes does a project reseaching old fairy tales & nursery rhymes.

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