Get a different take on classic stories in Dame Darcy’s ‘Frightful Fairy Tales’

Sinister storytelling has never been so delightful! Legendary comic book artist Dame Darcy delves deep into the cauldron of romantic horror with five haunting fables, each certain to entice you with enchanting damsels, charming lads and cads, and other beguiling characters. Each skillfully crafted tale is adorned with Darcy’s elaborate trademark illustrations, drawn in Victorian fashion, making this collection seem authentically from another era. Detailed with alluring beauty, elegant imagination, and wicked humor, ‘Frightful Fairy Tales’ unleashes ghastly mortals from the dark closet into your subconscious. 

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“Never have I read a fairytale as grim and delightfully horrific as those in Dame Darcy’s Frightful Fairytales. Beautiful in their simplicity, they read like any traditional child’s fairytale. However, the nine fables included in this book are far from childish. They’re stories of innocence and romance told amidst a world of supernatural brutality… Dame Darcy’s playful and tongue-in-cheek prose will have you laughing one moment, then gasping in horror the next.

Each story is short and easy to read, ideal for anyone looking to fill a spare fifteen minutes. What really makes the book come alive though are Dame Darcy’s illustrations. Fans of her other work will immediately recognize her gothic Victorianesque style, and even those who aren’t will be enthralled by the originality of her artwork.”

Michael Ravenscroft

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Dame Darcy is an illustrator, actor, and performance artist. When she’s not on the road with her band, she might be found creating one of her handmade dolls or performing a palm reading. Her drawings and handcrafted dolls have been exhibited in galleries and magazines around the world. Dame Darcy lives in Los Angeles, California.

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Family Secrets’ by Candice Kohl

This dramatic tale has it all: passion, betrayal, deception, forgiveness and a glimpse into the unconditional ties that bind a family together. . . .

 

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     Esther Brown’s family is falling apart around her. Widowed and re-married with two daughters, Esther is unable to control her eldest daughter Geneva’s wayward ways and sends Geneva to live with her aunt and her aunt’s husband in Ivy Glen, a small town outside Chicago. Esther’s attempt to find salvation for her child sets in motion a series of dramatic events that tests the bonds of one family as they discover ‘Family Secrets.’

     Based on fact, ‘Family Secrets’ is set in a 1920’s Chicago suburb and told from the perspectives of multiple family members. This dramatic tale has it all: passion, betrayal, deception, forgiveness and a glimpse into the unconditional ties that bind a family together.

 

“‘Family Secrets’ is a very well written story, thoroughly describing the internal struggle of each character, how each wishes for their own desires, dreams and love. . . Once picked-up this book was near impossible to put away. Each page left you craving for more.”     -Lara Girdler, NCReaderGirl Reviews

 

“This book. . .had its fair share of, ahem, romance, but it was so much more than that. The story is full of heartbreak and, as you may have guessed, family secrets . . . The storyline definitely kept my attention, I connected with the characters, and the inference of several family secrets made me propel through the book quickly.”     -Carissa A.

 

“You felt for the characters that Kohl has created…There are surprises and tears along the way in this novel. I personally love books that start in the present, but tells you stories of the past (1920s) without getting you lost. Kohl did this beautifully. I highly recommend this book.”     -Teresa Cross

 

“Kohl articulates [the characters’] pain and passions beautifully…touches on ancient themes and emotions of first love, lost love and forbidden love. Combined with adultery, betrayal and necessary obligations, it makes for an enticing read.”     -Michelle Loh

 

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NEW FICTION: “Family Secrets” by Candice Kohl

Esther Brown’s family is falling apart around her. Widowed and re-married with two daughters, Esther is unable to control her eldest daughter Geneva’s wayward ways and sends her to live in Ivy Glen with her sister Prudence and her husband, Brock Langtry. Esther’s attempt to find salvation for her child sets in motion a series of dramatic events that tests the bonds of one family as they discover ‘Family Secrets.’
Based-in-fact, Candice Kohl’s novel is set in a 1920’s Chicago suburb and told from the perspectives of multiple family members. This dramatic tale has it all: passion, betrayal, deception, forgiveness and a glimpse into the unconditional ties that bind a family together.

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“Family Secrets is a very well written story, thoroughly describing the internal struggle of each character, how each wishes for their own desires, dreams and love . . . This story is one of manipulation, of family, of the ties that bind . . . Once picked up this book was near impossible to put away.  Each page left you craving for more.”

– Lara Girdler, NCReaderGirl Book Reviews

“It had its fair share of, ahem, romance, but it was so much more than that. The story is full of heartbreak and, as you may have guessed, family secrets . . . The storyline definitely kept my attention, I connected with the characters.”

– Carissa A.

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New Historical Romance from Candice Kohl – ‘Destiny’s Disguise’

Blue Star Books is pleased to announce hot new historical romance Destiny’s Disguise by Candice Kohl, a must read by any fan of romance!

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Description:

Lord John, the earl of Farleigh—his giant frame scarred by battles fought as a mercenary knight—returns home to England to claim his unexpected inheritance. But now he must battle against the wicked baron Elwood of Eye and a woman with an inner strength to match his own who dares to love him.

A widow bitter toward men, Lady Gwyneth—her willfulness and deceit borne not of treachery—determines to save her younger sister from the formidable earl by wedding him herself.  Expecting nothing but cruelty at her husband’s hand, she is surprised to find herself the recipient of that which she has so often given, but never received: love. But Gwyneth has dark secrets that will inevitably be revealed—secrets that will test the strength of their love.

 

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Sure to keep you warm this holiday season…

Check out NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst’s
hot new romance Heart of Steel!

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Blue Star Books is pleased to announce this new title from Probst, whose recent series has reached top rankings on the NY Times and USA Today best sellers lists. Heart of Steel is an enjoyable read for all, especially readers of romance fiction and fans of Jennifer Probst.

See what others are saying:

– “A delightful, captivating romance, don’t miss. This is one story that will melt even the hardest of heart.” Romance Reviews Today / Joanne Holbrook

– “I thoroughly enjoyed the romance, the passion, and the frustrations penned by this talented author!” Round Table Reviews / Pam Bless

– “What a ride…a lovely romance made of passion, intrigue, and discovery, a story where even a heart of steel can melt when it gets to experience the reality of unconditional love.”
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Available in print or as an eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google and many other book and eBook retailers!

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