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Devil's Ways Anthology by Various Authors - Book Tour + Giveaway



I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DEVIL'S WAYS
ANTHOLOGY by Dragonwell Publishing Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
Title: DEVIL'S WAYS ANTHOLOGY

Authors: Nancy Kress, Ben Loory, R.
S. A. Garcia, Michael Swanwick, Andy Duncan, Curtis C. Chen, Darrell
Schweitzer, Imogen Howson, Edwina Harvey, Avram Davidson, J. M. Sidorova, Nancy
Kress, (Edited by Anna Kashina and J. M. Sidorova)
Pub. Date: June 25, 2020
Publisher: Dragonwell Publishing
Formats:  Paperback, eBook
Pages: 270


There is no light without dark; no
highlights without shadows; no good without evil. The Devil is where things
happen. Where stories begin. This collection brings together stories from
multiple cultures, featuring the Devil both as an abstract concept and a
creature, a terror, a force of nature, an enemy, a trickster, and so many more.


Step into the world of shadows, and
travel through Devil's many incarnations spanning centuries of history and
myth, from the Ancient Greece, African and Caribbean folklore, dark ages in
Europe, all the way to the present day.


This anthology features new and
established authors from diverse, multicultural backgrounds.


“The Devil goes globe-trotting in this
eclectic anthology that explores the many guises of the Dark Lord across
cultures and ages. Persephone D’Shaun’s shocking “Nzembe” is a twisted tale of
zombie-like creatures set in the plains of Africa with an ending some readers
will find hard to stomach. An unnamed girl tries to steal back her heart from
her winged lover in R.S.A. Garcia’s lyrical “Fire in His Eyes, Blood on His
Teeth,” which draws from Caribbean folklore and the legend of Nanny of the
Maroons. Feminist themes carry through many of the tales. Imogen Howson’s
“Frayed Tapestry,” which follows an amnesiac woman and her manipulative
husband, is a bit too on the nose, but elsewhere gender dynamics are handled
more gracefully, as in “Of Finest Scarlet Was Her Gown” by Michael Swanwick, in
which 15-year-old Su-yin follows her father into hell, where she must endure a
series of horrible dates in order to save him from eternal damnation, and in
Nancy Kress’s brilliant “Unto the Daughters,” a powerful reimagining of the
story of Adam and Eve. Though horror fiends may be disappointed to find little
blood-curdling terror, there are very few duds among these wide-ranging tales.
Readers are in for a devilish treat.”—PW Review



Excerpt

"A man was leading a goat to a precipice. When they got there and the man readied to bind the goat’s feet, the goat said, “Stop right there, human man.”
The man froze and stared.
“You think I don’t know everything about you?” the goat said.
Goats’ eyes are notoriously hard to read. And the man had been in the blazing sun since morning, walking the high desert, and admittedly had addressed the goat on several occasions—as those things go—with a criticism or simply sharing an observation. So it was easy for him to slip into a conversation with the goat: “What on earth are you talking about?” the man said.
“She had black hair and blue eyes,” the goat replied. “She cried the first several times. Until you gagged her with her favorite rag doll. After that, when you came to her she would bite on that doll ahead of time.”
The man stumbled back as if pushed, and sank down.
The goat said, “Shall I go on?”
“It was thirty years ago,” said the man. “She was—” But he could not finish saying what she was."

About The Authors & Publisher:


Founded in 2012, Dragonwell
Publishing is based in the US Northeast and publishes 4-6 books a year,
focusing mostly on science fiction and fantasy. Dragonwell Publishing titles
have been featured by Publishers Weekly, ForeWord Magazine, RT Book Reviews,
San Francisco Book Reviews, and Portland Book Reviews, and highlighted by
Historical Novel Society and Mythopoetic Society. Our books have been among the
winners of the 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year Award and 2014 Independent
Publishers Book Award.


Get to know all the authors here on the Dragonwell Publishing Site!




Giveaway Details:


winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.



Tour Schedule:
Week One:

6/22/2020


Excerpt

6/23/2020


Excerpt

6/24/2020


Excerpt

6/25/2020


Review

6/26/2020


Review

Week Two:

6/29/2020


Excerpt

6/30/2020


Review

7/1/2020


Review

7/2/2020


Excerpt

7/3/2020


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