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Thursday, November 8, 2012

And They All Lived Happily Ever After by Crystal Connor blog tour



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.

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 known as a Master in the genre.

My Review:
I was excited to read this book after I read the synopsis and saw the cover. I wanted to be scared and sitting on the edge of my seat.

This is a book filled with short stories all written by Crystal and I loved how she changed it up in ever story. I felt like I was reading different authors in ever story. Crystal has such a way with words that you get lost in each story. I wish they were longer so I could enjoy the characters longer. I’m not going to tell you about the stories because I don’t think I could without spoilers. I didn’t enjoy every story in this book but I did enjoy half of them and the ones I did I loved.

Crystal is defiantly an author to watch in the Horror genre. She is able to change things up and have you gripping the edge of your seat but it’s not only horror there were times I found myself laughing. I have added Crystal to my buy list. 3/5 Bloody Fangs

Excerpt:
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.

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I wanna sat Thank You to Crystal for allowing me to review her book and Thank You to Jaidis for letting me be part of this tour.
~Sabrina


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