Marian Allen writes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, horror, mainstream, and anything else she can wrestle into fixed form.
Allen has had stories in anthologies, on-line and print publications, including Oceans of the Mind and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress anthologies 22 and 23, on coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. She posts on the group blog Fatal Foodies as well as on her own eclectic blog,http://marianallen.wordpress.com
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The dog Joseph's stepmother gave him leads him away from his intended route. Disobedience puts a young mermaid's life into the relentless claws of a crab. A penguin thinks his fortune is made when he discovers a cache of Scotch. More off-beat animal stories from the author of LONNIE, ME AND THE HOUND OF HELL.
Lonnie, Me and the Hound of Hell
Short stories of animals and oddities. A man's best friend believes he's called the devil's own dog. A little girl is terrorized, with only two little mice to help her. A vampire is sent to clean up a crooked horse race. A gay cat puts his paws on the line to save a friend from aliens. Ten stories included, some never before published.
The King of Cherokee Creek
Bud Blossom, Chinese-American owner of floating dockside restaurant The Golden Lotus, is a hard man to work for, a bad man to cross, and a difficult man to befriend. This is a collection of stories--some previously published, some new--about Bud and the people into whose lives he digs his claws. Also includes "The Dragon of North 24th Street", published in Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine.
MA's Monthly Hot Flashes: 2002-2009
Hot Flashes are tiny little stories--fireflies for your mind. I've published one of these little guys every month since January 2002. This seven-year collection includes romance, mystery, tragedy, fantasy and more. Perfect for reading on a small-screen device.
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Smashwords book reviews by Marian Allen
- Heirs of Mars
on Dec. 13, 2010
A compelling story, well-told. It wasn't perfect. Damn near, but not. There were a few editorial oopsies, but I don't hold those against it. There were a few scenes that bumped me out of the dream and some continuity glitches, but it lost that fifth star at the end. Lewis seemed to decide that the story was over so he should cut bait and go home, but I thought the end was too sudden and distant. I didn't feel it, as I did the rest of the book.
Still, it's a brilliant book. Lewis has two short stories set in the same world, prior to the action in the novel. Guess who downloaded them both?
- A to Z Stories of Life and Death
on Jan. 28, 2012
This book is amazing! I read many of them as they were written -- ONE A DAY -- during the 2011 April A-to-Z challenge. I understand some of those were left out, others were added and all were edited. The result is a collection of little jewels. Some are happy, some are sad, some are disturbing, but all are moving and exceptional. Beautiful language! Beautiful book!
- The New Death and others
on Jan. 28, 2012
A wonderful book! Whether a poem based on a Howard story, an Arabian Nights tale, a fable or a surreal comedy, each piece is intriguing, engaging and entertaining.
on March 21, 2012
This is an amazing book. It begins as an ordinary woman starts her ordinary day. Then oddities crop up. They become more and more odd until.... You know how sometimes you're dreaming, and you suddenly REALIZE you're dreaming? That's what happened as I read this book. The character isn't dreaming, but the reader is.
Lee has done something I would never have thought possible, something that enchanted me and delighted me over and over: he has written a book that follows dream logic, a book that is both amorphous and coherent.
Buy this book, folks. You're welcome.