Find love at the ball…
Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual companion or a date to the ball?
Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Masquerade: Oddly Suited is an anthology of ten short stories from various authors who are part of an Insecure Writer’s Support Group. As with all anthologies there were some stories I loved and a few I found myself skipping over, however, there weren’t any I can say I disliked, just I enjoyed reading some more than others. We begin with the title story – ‘Oddly Suited’. This is probably my favourite story in the whole book. It was written by L.G. Keltner and features a team of students who are filming a dating show scene as part of their course. They are trying to show that opposites can attract and so we have a human and an alien as the contestants – Think Blind Date. The plot is pure genius and I loved the opening first few lines. I did think it was going to be about a real alien. My second favourite has to be ‘The Dark Charade’ by C. D. Gallant-King. This is the tale of a boy who is digging up graves in a church graveyard and a young girl who believes that the boy is really a vampire. For a short story, it had a big twist which was nicely done. I don’t want to go through every story in the book but what I can tell you is that they are all unique and entertaining. They feature lots of diverse characters and range from the normal to the completely bizarre. There is a wide range of stories so there is something for everyone. This is a book you can dive into when you have a few minutes spare, reading one of the stories and then put it down again – Or you can read it in one sitting as I did. You also don’t have to read the stories in order either. The book might be quite short at just 200 pages but within the pages, the stories are captivating and intriguing. I also enjoyed the snippets of information at the end of each story which told me about the authors.