Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Review: Masquerade: Oddly Suited by Various

Genre: Short Story Anthology


“Find love at the ball…

Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?

Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…”


The stories are by various authors who “won” placement in the book in a contest administered by the Insecure Writers Support Group.


Each of these ten short stories have one thing in common, young love. Beyond that, they’re all solid efforts. In every other way they run a broad gambit with multiple genres and different writing styles represented. If a short read with young love as part of the story appeals to you, you’re sure to find at least a couple of these are a perfect fit for you. (If your taste in genres is wide enough, maybe all ten.)

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK

Format/Typo Issues:

The copy I was provided was an advance copy so I can’t judge the final product in this area.

Rating: **** Four Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 55-60,000 words


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you enjoyed the IWSG's fourth anthology!

Jennifer Lane said...

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Big Al!

BooksAndPals said...

It was my pleasure, Jennifer. (And thanks for the comment, Alex. And sorry for being so slow responding. :) )