Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks

Stand-alone short story

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Release Date: August 2013

Parlor Tricks: An Elemental Assassin short story has been published in the Carniepunk urban fantasy anthology. Here is the description of the anthology:

A star-studded urban fantasy anthology starring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, and Rob Thurman, and including Delilah S. Dawson, Kelly Gay, Mark Henry, Hillary Jacques, Jackie Kessler, Kelly Meding, Allison Pang, Nicole D. Peeler, and Jaye Wells, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions — the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion — is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns — or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.

Note: Parlor Tricks is being offered for 99 cents through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and other online booksellers.

Parlor Tricks takes place after the events of Deadly Sting, but it also serves as a stand-alone adventure with Gin and Bria, so you don’t necessarily have to read Deadly Sting first in order to enjoy the story.

Buy Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks at the following sites:

Amazon Kindle / Barnes & Noble / Google Play / iBooks / Kobo

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