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Edited by Douglas Rees and Laurie McLean

Published by Ambush Books, PO Box 258, La Honda, CA, 94020 at Smashwords

Copyright Ambush Books © 2012

(all individual stories are copyrighted by the respective authors)

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher, except where permitted by law.

ISBN: 978-1-937791-54-4

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Whenever I find myself browsing my shelves for a pleasure read, I almost always pick a book that has an element of the fantastic. There's something magnetic about stories where the impossible is made real. As a reader, I am most delighted and thrilled to slip between the pages of a book and exchange my 8-5 life for magical wardrobes, enchanted mirrors, and maybe a dragon or two. The worlds and the magic we come across in books, whether it's wizards or vampires or fairies, give us a taste of the extraordinary and perhaps, best of all, in a jaded world, retain wonder.

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