Spells: Ten Tales of Magic

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Ten fantasy stories by ten authors: T.D. Edge, Pamela Turner, Cherie Reich, CJ Burright, Douglas Kolacki, Jeff Hargett, Rayne Hall, Ciara Ballintyne, Tara Maya, David D. Levine.

Some of these stories have been previously published in books, magazines and ezines. More

Available formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt

Published: Oct. 28, 2012
Words: 52,980
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301086535
About Rayne Hall

Rayne Hall writes horror and fantasy fiction. She is the author of over forty books in different genres and under different pen names, published by twelve publishers in six countries, translated into several languages. Her short stories have been published in magazines, e-zines and anthologies.

Recent books, currently published in e-book format, include:
"Storm Dancer" (dark epic fantasy novel)
"The Colour of Dishonour. Stories from the Storm Dancer World"
"Six Scary Tales Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4" (creepy, atmospheric horror stories)
"Writing Fight Scenes" (practical instructions for writers)
"Writing Scary Scenes" (practical instructions for writers)
"The Word-Loss Diet" (self-editing for authors)
"Writing About Villains" (practical instructions for authors)
"Writing About Magic" (practical instructions for writers)
"Six Quirky Tales Vol. 1" (humorous fantasy stories)
"Six Historical Tales Vol. 1"
"Six Historical Tales Vol. 2"
"13 British Horror Stories"

Storm Dancer is also available in paperback.

She is the editor of the Ten Tales anthologies: "Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires"
"Scared: Ten Tales of Horror"
"Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts"
"Cutlass: Ten Tales of Pirates"
"Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft"
"Spells: Ten Tales of Magic"
"Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies"
"Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance"
with more titles coming soon.

To view short exciting trailers of some of these books, go to http://pinterest.com/raynehallauthor/rayne-hall-s-book-trailers/

After living in Germany, Mongolia, China and Nepal, she has settled in a small Victorian seaside town in southern England.

Rayne holds a college degree in publishing management and a masters degree in creative writing. Over three decades, she has worked in the publishing industry as a trainee, investigative journalist, feature writer, magazine editor, page designer,production editor, concept editor for non-fiction book series, anthology editor, editorial consultant and more. Outside publishing, she worked as a museum guide, apple picker, tarot reader, adult education teacher, trade fair hostess, translator and belly dancer.

Rayne also teaches online classes for writers. Topics include Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Scary Scenes, Writing Short Stories, Creating Great Villains, Tightening your Writing Style, and more.
The next class is in September: "Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novel"

The author portrait is by the artist Fawnheart.

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"Spells: Ten Tales of Magic"
Ten fantasy stories about witchcraft, wizardry and sorcery, by ten authors, edited by Rayne Hall. Authors include T.D. Edge, Pamela Turner, Cherie Reich, CJ Burright, Rayne Hall, Ciara Ballintyne, Tara Maya, Douglas Kolacki, Jeff Hargett, David D. Levine Art by Kuoke and Erik Due.

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Reviews

Review by: Megan Strong on Oct. 25, 2013 : star star star star star
Spells: Ten Tales of Magic includes assorted tales of magic. From sorcery and obvious in your face magic, to subtle magic you may not even realize is there. Each story uses magic in a different way, all with very different outcomes.

One of my favorites was Obsession. This is a dark story of obsession and desperation, and what can happen when you mess with forces unknown to you. Corinne has recently last her boyfriend Mark in a car accident. Her jealousy is ignited when she meets his ex-girlfriend from high school at his funeral. Now she must know who he loves more. Corinne is about to find out that 'Some questions are best left unasked'.

This novel was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Please visit me at http://www.theproductschool.org to view my full review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Tricia Skinner on Jan. 08, 2013 : star star star star star
Grr. I'm trying to get this review posted. Cooperate, Smashwords!

I was surprised by the great collection of stories in this anthology. All Magic themed, that was the only sameness in the bunch. These authors have wonderfully distinct styles, and I read the book from cover to cover. I had a sense the writers just enjoyed working on their stories.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tricia Skinner on Jan. 08, 2013 : (no rating)
I can't believe this anthology doesn't have more reviews. What's wrong with people? Okay, I'll blame the busy holiday season.

I read this from cover to cover and I can't quite explain the variety and breadth of the tales. The styles are all over the place, which I liked. I didn't get bored or bogged down. The pacing of all the stories is spot on.

I love finding great books and this is certainly a good collection of works.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Traci Douglass on Nov. 04, 2012 : star star star star star
This book is a delightful collection of stories, all related to the topic of magic. The range of author voices was fun and I really enjoyed the Diversity of styles and tales. A great read for a cold November weekend. Two thumbs up!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Rhenna Morgan on Oct. 31, 2012 : star star star star
Got this book for Halloween and enjoyed the compilation. For the price you get a great mix of magical stories--some dark, some light and full of hope. Especially fun to read while answering the door and handing out candy!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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