My author copy of Devils, Demons and Werewolves arrived in the post last week and I spent all of my work lunch and train time reading it. There were a lot of Twilight inspired stories - the best of which (in my opinion) was where the real vamp threw the book away, pissed off at the descriptions of sparkly skin. I couldn't stop laughing!
Overall, I thought there were some great contributions and it was good teen reading. My all time favourite was a story called 'The Wild Ones' and in my head I keep repeating 'the three silver rules' stated in the story.
All in all a good read!
There are three other anthologies (not counting Mertales) I've been lucky enough to be featured in. I didn't get author copies of these, but they are on my Christmas list, so I will (hopefully) have a chance to read the other stories soon.
I only meant to write two short stories this year and focus the rest of my time on my WIP, but I kept seeing call for submissions and being the easily distracted author that I am, I dropped the WIP and worked on the short stories. I suppose it's nice to have more books with my name in them... instant gratification! I've sent two more stories to Bridge House recently, but I know that competition is fierce and my chances are slim. Then there is that other anthology for Pill Hill... no, wait. WIP. Must work on WIP...
I really need to stop getting so distracted.