Do you like to Dance with Danger? Well now's your chance! Don't worry about things that go bump in the night; count yourself lucky if these fae give you that much warning. In the finest tradition of the original Bad-Ass Faeries, the twenty tales in this collection delve into the darkest corners, exploring every tough and terrifying aspect the legends of faeries ever claimed...and then some. Lose yourself in twisted tales of homicidal faerie clowns, one man's gladiatorial stand against Earth's overlords, and a desperate mother's confrontation with the fiercest pirates above the Seven Seas...not to mention dry land. Read on in fascinated horror as a faerwolf is born, and unwise parties-of-the-second-part come to rue deals made with a different kind of devil. Here is where you discover just how many faerie tales never even get a glimpse of Happily Ever After... Forget about misunderstood; these faeries are Just Plain Bad!
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Normally I review each story in an anthology individually to give you a feel of what's in the book and what to look forward to. This one is hard to do that with as there are so many stories here. AND what makes it even harder, is I found I enjoyed just about all of them!These tales gave me a feel of the dark faery tales of old, some set in more recent time frame, that have not been sugar coated for children. They are wonderful!The book has four sections: Rebel Fae, Rogue Fae, Shadow Fae, and Enforcer Fae.I liked the Rebel Fae section, but found I really enjoyed one story particularly. Party Crashers by Trisha Wooldridge & Christy ToharaA crew are working as a special unit going in for a Sidhe bank robber, one who has the ability to control minds and does so in his game with humans to make the transfer money to his accounts along with collecting artifacts from museums.I enjoyed the Seelie/Unseelie feel and the surprise in the end about Cameron. I wondered in the end of this story if there are more short stories with this cast of characters, or at least with Cameron and Monica and their secrets.I found Rogue Fae was the section to really catch my eye, with several of the stories. These stories where darker, mysterious, and more fighting.A Clear-Cut Case by Elaine CorvidaeAdaira visits detective Sorcha Barrow and Dr. Elizabeth DaTarn (both fae) curious about the strange circumstances of her husbands murder, the why he was murdered and some innards where missing.I really liked how the world was drawn through the words of action in the story. And there is a mystery! Unseelie style. :)Whisky Sour by Skyla Dawn CameronJuliette smells him, the one regret, coming but ignores her instincts. The one voice she'll never forget orders a Whiskey Sour and repeatedly asks to talk to her in private. Finally Juliette agrees to talk to Toby, to get rid of him. Toby needs her help to retrieve something.Okay, so I'll admit, this story is the reason for me picking up this anthology, along with a few other new authors I wanted to sample. But I found I loved Jules! Her character grew into her powers in this short story. She's a smart woman, and knows how to take charge. Jules is fae, with a little extra something else now mixed in, no thanks to the history with Toby. I enjoyed the quick action and hope to meet Jules again in the future.Zwischenzug by Lorne DixonVassili plays chess with a little fairy friend, Penni, in his funeral home, when his nephew shows up with Vassilli's deceased brother and a rather large man responsible in the trunk. When things go bad for Vassilli, Penni goes to ask Zwischenzug for help.This story created a whole new creature for me, Zwischenzug. This story has a mafia feel to it. There is also lots of fighting and blood but in the end I found it touching and sad. I have to say this story was very well written to draw me in like this.Pixie Dust by Steven Earl YoderAysa goes to a voodoo master for help. Here in Louisiana she is tormented and now harmed by the mean local rogue fae, she is looking for protection and Bosun helps her.Aaaa, now this one. This one has a feel of the dark old fairy tales. One that has a moral and a tale that could become one to pass on to your children, when they are older. See this one does not have the shiny endings we have grown accustom to in our fairy tales. Wonderful!Shadow FaeDo You Believe? by C.J. Hendersonmen of supernatural dealings meet at Narkane, a neutral place for all demensional beings to met and do business, to chat it up of happenings and tell each other stories.In this one, one of the men tells a story of how there is a faery cockroach. Yes, sounds gross, but I loved this tale. The story teller weaves it so good, the man believes it, and I could see why. I could have believed the whole creation too. lol.Within the Guardian Bell by Danielle Ackley-McPhailLance had to leave Suzanne's side to do club business and now speeding home on his motorcyc
Normally I review each story in an anthology individually to give you a feel of what's in the book and what to look forward to. This one is hard to do that with as there are so many stories here. AND what makes it even harder, is I found I enjoyed just about all of them! These tales gave me a feel of the dark faery tales of old, some set in more recent time frame, that have not been sugar coated for children. They are wonderful! The book has four sections: Rebel Fae, Rogue Fae, Shadow Fae, and Enforcer Fae.