Friday, November 9, 2012

And They All Lived Happily Ever After

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 clearly known as a Master in the genre.
About the Author...
With seemingly alchemical powers, the stories penned by award-winning author Crystal Connor are amalgamations of horror and science fiction, truth and fable, past and present. Using her ballpoint like a magic wand she inscribes tales of terror that you won’t soon forget.

Crystal belongs to both The Seattle Women’s Writing Group and The Black Science Fiction Society. The Darkness, Crystal’s first full length novel, is a two-time Award Winning Finalist in the International Book Awards 2011 fiction categories of Cross Genre Fiction and Multicultural Fiction.

Topic: What would I like readers to take away from my anthology
Thank you so much for inviting me to write as a guest on your blog. I always feel bad, like I’m having an affair, when I post for someone else because I can barely find the time to post to my own blog. I’m always so amazed and jealous of those of you who post regularly to your blogs and twitter accounts, lol, I can’t even remember my twitter name.

So what would I like for readers to take away from my anthology …And They All Lived Happily Ever After? Well first and foremost I hope readers have as much fun reading it as I did writing it. When I first started digging up old stories from my personal archives and writing new shorts to add to the collection I never dreamed this anthology would get this big (230 pages and a word count of over 65,000 words) but I am super happy with the way …And They All Lived Happily Ever After! turned out.

Secondly, I hope readers will experience and enjoy is stories that they have not read or seen before. I tend to go against the grain as far as my writing is concerned. One recurring praise or complaint that I receive on a pretty consistent basis is statements like: I've never read anything like it or the word original especially with …And They All Lived Happily Ever After!

The layout of the book is very unusual, some of the stories unfold with the use of graphics, and there are multiple fonts throughout the collection and…And They All Lived Happily Ever After! falls into the category of multigenre. One reader said that if this book was art it would be considered mixed media.

Now that I’m thinking about it, the biggest thing I have my fingers crossed for and not just for …And They All Lived Happily Ever After! but for all my books is that the superstitious myth that indie and self published authors have nothing to offer the literary community will go away, or at least slacken.

I would love it if, at the closing of this book, readers will take with them the notion that indie authors are worth their time. Thanks again for letting me post on your blog and for everyone who read it, thank you so much your time. I hope you all have a super good day!


There’s a whole host of benefits allotted to those, who, like myself, possess these very specialized sets of skills. One of the benefits is, that afterward, you sleep really good at night and I mean really good. What? Well, it’s true, it’s hard to believe I know, but trust me it’s true. Sam, my uncle, sent me to this exotic land that used to smell of frankincense and myrrh. He sent us there, my brothers-in-arms and me, so that we could become proficient in the art of death. We we’re good at what we did, because now it only smells of gun powder, burnt oil, and death. That’s a hellofa predicament you’ve found yourself in, isn’t it? Well at least now you know I’m good with a gun and thanks to my Uncle Sam I am also very comfortable with a blade. This ten inch beauty here is a staple, its sharp enough to be use a machete. But this one, with the gut hook, is my all time favorite and I’ll show you why here in a minute. Now, I can understand why you broke into my home, these are tough times, and a guys gotta eat I get that. I do. Maybe I would have let you live if you had simply demanded my money and jewels, but, then again, I was never known for being charitable.

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway! There are three print copies of And They All Lived Happily Ever After included in this tour wide giveaway. This giveaway is International.

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