Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft

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Ten fantasy stories by ten authors. Some of these stories have been previously published in magazines, ezines, collections and anthologies. More

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Published: Sep. 18, 2012
Words: 68,750
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301911912
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

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.


Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft
Ten stories by ten authors: Liv Rancourt, Pamela Turner, Mertianna Georgia, Lawrence Barker, Jonathan Broughton, Rayne Hall, Debbie Christiana, Carole Ann Moleti, Debra Dunbar

Also in Ten Tales Fantasy & Horror Story Anthologies

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Review by: Tammy Schweiger on Nov. 02, 2012 : star star star star star
Beltane was truly a great book. It is a compilation of ten stories by ten different authors all about witches and witchcraft. Each story is unique in its own respect with varying views on who and what witches are and what witchcraft is to them. I really enjoyed the different styles and seeing how others view witches. Being a pagan myself, you never know how authors will percieve witchcraft when putting pen to paper. A couple of the stories were fun and though stuff like that never happens, it was still refreshing. Other stories had a bit of a macabre feel to it, but if you read between the lines, you know that, though things don't happen exactly like that, there are negative forces at work in the witchcraft community, usually by uneducated imbiciles who call themsleves a witch. I really did enjoy reading this one and definitely wouldn't mind reading future books like this by the same if not similar authors.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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