Denise Little worked for Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton Bookseller for many years, first as a bookstore manager, then as their national book buyer for romance, science fiction, and fantasy fiction. She then joined Kensington Publishing, where she edited her own line of romance, Denise Little Presents. She's currently executive editor at Tekno Books.
The Trouble With Heroesby Denise Little (Editor)
These 22 all-new tales pay tribute to the true heroes—the people who enable and put up with heroes. From what it’s like to be Hercules’ wife (complete with an appearance by Hercules in drag) to the trials of H.P. Lovecraft’s housekeeper, from the perils of being King Kong’s girlfriend to the downside of dating a shapeshifter,/i>
These 22 all-new tales pay tribute to the true heroes—the people who enable and put up with heroes. From what it’s like to be Hercules’ wife (complete with an appearance by Hercules in drag) to the trials of H.P. Lovecraft’s housekeeper, from the perils of being King Kong’s girlfriend to the downside of dating a shapeshifter, this anthology turns heroism on its head, revealing the behind-the-scenes drama, as opposed to glorious rescues. From the Pied Piper’s power trip to David acting like a giant you-know-what after slaying Goliath, these stories show heroes in all their ignominy and shine a light on the unsung faithful standing in their shadows.
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- 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
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- 18 Years
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The stories in this book are sideways glances at the old standard tales of ones youth (from Cinderella to King Kong.) These stories are great light fare, either in an airport or when you only have a few minutes to catch some reading time now and then. There are some stories that are more a hint of the old original than a takeoff, but these are all good fun. The romance takes up the usual fun romp, while the humor is often really good. I enjoyed a few of them so much that I've purchased more of the author's work, and I am guessing that is what the intent is with shorts. If you like the author, go get more of what they've written. Also, with short stories, you can finish one that maybe you don't like all that much and get on to the next one, and not be stuck in a longer book waiting for the action to pick up. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this collection. All in all, this is a great escape from the ordinary.