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I received “A Glimpse of the Dark” in a giveaway hosted on the author’s blog. But it is only $1.49 over at Amazon.com. This book contains 7 short dark fantasy stories. Although each story is relatively small, they are all impactful!
Book blurb, from Amazon:
A teenager’s taste of death.
A lover’s fall from grace.
A spiteful ex’s chance at revenge.
A fearful girl’s moment of peace.
An ancient heir’s breakthrough in magic.
A succubus’ memories of a painful past.
A scorned son’s night of fun.
Seven stories, seven topics. Seven tales fill this book and lurk in the darkest depths of fantasy. The dark is their common theme, while each individual story shows an entirely different view. The victim, the successor, the antagonist. Take a look through the eyes of each character and live their lives, feel what they feel, and find out what drives them.
Many horrors lurk in the dark. Are you ready to see them?
I asked the author how she ended up writing these stories. This is what she had to say:
A Glimpse of The Dark is a collection of flash fiction and short stories that lean towards the darker side of fantasy. Most of the seven stories include heavy philosophical tones, rather than portray a concrete tale.
The stories were written throughout the year 2010 and revised throughout 2011 before reaching publication late 2011. Each story focuses on a message about things we can’t quite understand while we are alive, such as what we will feel when we die, or how it feels to be enraged to the point of no return. Each story provides a glimpse into darker topics that not everyone endures in their lives. They give readers the chance to explore concepts unfamiliar to them.
All seven stories were written to provoke emotions in readers and give them that rare glimpse into other aspects of life. To make sure the stories each maintained their tone throughout the entire story, each story was written in a single sitting, throughout 2010.
Natasha McNeely was born in Seattle, Washington on January 7th, 1993 and traveled to Europe when she was seven. An avid reader for as long as she can remember, she enjoyed writing from a young age and strove to improve her craft. At eighteen, she was first published traditionally and later in the year, took the leap into becoming an indie author by publishing A Glimpse of The Dark.
Aside from writing, Natasha McNeely loves languages and studying mythology and history. Her spoken languages include English, Dutch, German, and French, while her favorite mythology is Ancient Egyptian, with Greek as a close second. She has lived in multiple countries in America, as well as The Netherlands and Germany.
When not writing, she spends her time reading, playing video games, and thinking about her stories. Her preferred genres are Fantasy, leaning primarily towards Urban, Dark, and Paranormal Fantasy, and Horror. She also heavily enjoys philosophical pieces and classics from her childhood.
Natasha’s current projects are The Forbidden Series and The Hunted Trilogy, which are both in the process of being written. Like the books she reads, her writings lean towards Urban and Dark Fantasy, often with philosophical touches.
Natasha enjoys toying with philosophical concepts and A Glimpse of The Dark is the result of that. To go with those concepts, her personal quote is:
Never stop dreaming, ‘cause the day you stop dreaming, is the day you stop living.
Writing is her dream and her passion. She will never stop.
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