Friday, October 25, 2013

Book Review: ...And They All Lived Happily Ever After!

...And They All Lived Happily Ever After!
By Crystal Connor
Genre: Horror/Sci~Fi/Dark Fantasy
Publication: Aug 14 2012
Purchase Link: Amazon

Book Description

Once upon a time, in a dark & scary place, in a frightening land way too close to home... 

Crystal Connor's ...And They All Lived Happily Ever After! is a collection of short fables not meant for children; but for those who enjoy the madness of nightmares.

In the 'Queen's Pawn' you'll visit a magical kingdom full of wonder and splendor only to come to the sickening realization that when the Queen had a message...she sends her pawns.

The perils of eating forbidden fruit have been cautioned against since the Book of Genesis, but will our urban princess in 'The Apple' heed those warnings?

Embark on a mystical and treacherous quest to reach 'The Ruins', located in place so sacred that is should never be visited by mortal man.

These are just a few of the adventures you'll have as you explore the dark imagination of Crystal Connor. Fourteen short stories of horror, science fiction, and fantasy; 65,306 words of terror by a single author who clearly intends to one day be known as a Master in the genre.  

Monsters, Women, and Villains (oh my)! 

My Review

Crystal Connor has put together a collection of stories in a format that I adore and have yet to see anyone else do. She has pushed the boundaries of the “norm”  and thank goodness for that! Her creative brain must have been in high gear when designing the layout for ...And They All Lived Happily Ever After! Along with the traditional text found in all books, Connor has included mock material coinciding the story line, handwritten journal entries, and shots of text messages.

All the stories were very different from one another. They ranged in various genres, such as paranormal, horror, and sci-fi. I enjoyed Crystal’s play on modern-day life as much as the rich fantasy realm she described.

The end of the collection contains a section where Connor explains the inspiration behind each of the short stories. It’s always fun to get that behind the scene info!

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