Read Bad-Ass Faeries by Danielle Ackley-McPhail L. Jagi Lamplighter Keith R.A. DeCandido Monica Richards Jeffrey Lyman Lee C. Hillman Online


Clap Your Hands...Now Because you better believe the world is full of Bad-Ass Faeries Toss out your childhood notions of faeries that are all goodness and light. No golden pixies clothed in gossamer, dancing on the wind, here to make the rainbows shine and the birds sing. These tales are of faeries on the raw edge, battle-worn and in black leather, with a glimmer of darkneClap Your Hands...Now Because you better believe the world is full of Bad-Ass Faeries Toss out your childhood notions of faeries that are all goodness and light. No golden pixies clothed in gossamer, dancing on the wind, here to make the rainbows shine and the birds sing. These tales are of faeries on the raw edge, battle-worn and in black leather, with a glimmer of darkness in their eyes, if not their very hearts. From the meanest city streets to one dusty, disturbing saloon, on the wing or the back of a Harley, no matter where you look, they are headed your way, trailing attitude, bodies, and a dust devil of magic in their wake. Good or bad or just plain rotten, you'll never look at faeries the same way again. Featuring the works of Monica Richards (of Faith and The Muse), Adam P. Knave, Lee Hillman, Den C. Wilson, Brian Koscienski, Christ Pisano, Jeff Lyman, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jesse Harris, Lorne Dixon, L. Jagi Lamplighter, James Chambers, Vincent Collins, Elaine Corvidae, R. Allen Leider, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, John Sunseri, Patrick Thomas, and the supernatural CJ Henderson. 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist...

Title : Bad-Ass Faeries
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ISBN : 9781892669407
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 206 Pages
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Bad-Ass Faeries Reviews

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2019-04-01 00:03

    I finished this book in about 24 hours. It is a collection of stories about faeries, and not in the cute, innocent sense. These faeries may be warriors, murderous, punk rock, Old West gunslingers, Noir detectives, bikers, you name it. Some of the stories send a shiver down your spine, like Sally Smiles and some make you laugh so hard you can't breathe.My favorites are the noir detective stories because I love detective stories with a twist. That's why occult and supernatural detective stories always catch my interest. As most noir stories are told first person, it is quite interesting to see the world from the viewpoint of an 8 inch faery.The story with the faery gunslinger was probably the most unusual. He carried a seven shooter wand, and rode a cardinal. How cool is that?Probably the weirdest story was Sally Smiles, in which the faeries were the residual energies of a demon killed and hacked into bits on the land where the heroine grew up. The faeries took on the likeness of Sally Smiles, a Barbiesque doll that the heroine collected as a child. They viewed the heroine as a diety and were violently jealous of her. Of course, this created problems when she brought home her new beau. I won't even tell you about the story of a half-ogre/half-faery who is on the hunt for a woman who has a carnivorous rear end. You have to read that for yourself! There is even a story about a Native American kind of faery that goes on the rampage when some kids accidently steal a treasured relic belonging to them.Some of the stories left behind a tinge of melancholy, such as Elaine Corvidae's offering about Pook. He is half-Fae and not very happy about it. As I adore tortured heroes, I definitely had to find his stories to read. I have been sucked into Faerylore anew as a grown up, and this book only made it worse. In fact, I had to go to and try to find books by some of the authors. In short, if you love Faeries, you have to check out this volume. It is well worth any money or time spent on it.

  • Jonathan
    2019-04-03 21:59

    Frances and I picked this book up on a whim at Balticon 2007; it had just been released, and the editor and some of the short story authors were at the Con to promote it.It's a book of 19 short stories about Faeries, but not your garden-variety, one-dimensional faeries. The stories are well-written for the most part, and there were a few that I thought were excellent. Overall, the stories reminded me ofBordertown andCharles De Lint, but with some good new ideas as well.Thumbs-up.

  • Rosa
    2019-04-13 22:08

    This book of short stories talks about nitty gritty fairies. All of the stories are well written and interesting. Some are funny and some are creepy. There were a couple that were just weird. I think that's what happens when you try to be all things to all people.

  • David
    2019-04-07 01:58

    I enjoyed this book and its unique take on faeries. No sweetness and light in these "bad-ass" faeries, but really that fits classic fae lore better than Disney's faeries. Some stories engaged me more than others, but all in all a nicely done collection.

  • Nellie
    2019-04-25 02:08

    I picked this book up as it has a few stories in it by people that are in my writer's workshop. It didn't disappoint. Read this and the second book, Bad-Ass Faeries - Just Plain Bad.

  • Danielle
    2019-04-14 22:46

    A fun book that runs the spectrum of bad-ass, it touches on humor and dire and everything inbetween. An indepth look at faeries as you've never suspected they could be!

  • Bitten_by_Books
    2019-03-29 19:51

    If you like faeries of all types, then this is the anthology for you! Featuring nineteen stories and twenty authors, this book is broken down into five faerie categories: Warrior Faeries, Outlaw Faeries, Wild Faeries, Street Faeries and Faeries Noir...For the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of Bad-Ass Faeries in it's entirety. You won't be sorry.

  • Willow
    2019-04-04 00:07


  • Miramira Endevall
    2019-04-11 22:02

    My favorite aunt, Monica Richards, wrote the story for the cover picture. Surprisingly, I do like the rest of the book as well, though it's quite helter-skelter.

  • Jaime
    2019-04-11 21:43

    Fun fairy read!

  • Eugene
    2019-04-22 00:41

    Reading the title and the blurb on Amazon, I expected this would have been, as my daughter put it, a collection of traditional fairy tales up-ended by a sassy heroine who would not sit and wait for her prince. Something along the lines of The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I find it hard to imagine the word “badass” used seriously. Unfortunately, it is, here.Perhaps the publisher was unaware of the subgenre of “Fey in the modern world,” with writers like Holly Black and Emma Bull, whose Fey are so seductive and cruel the badass fairies would become a joke after all. Put Lance in a room with, say, Black’s Nephamael, and five minutes later Lance would be naked on the floor, crying and stuffing himself with faerie fruit.The title aside, there isn't much story here. Mostly the hero waits for the enemy to attack him, then there is a battle. Repeat. There's nothing quirky or distinctive about the characters, so it's hard to keep track of who is related to who. What it means to be fey in this world is never defined, the faeries never interact with the normal world, and the magic consists mostly of shields and energy bolts. There is one original and intriguing piece, which is the idea of emotional power. There are a few other good tidbits scattered around: blood bond, guardian bells. But for some reason the Fey all have trouble with muscle tension, particularly in the shoulders.One last piece. I know that biker clubs are mostly pretty macho places. I expect they would respond to danger by first yelling at the women to get inside. But seriously, this isn't a normal biker club. These are faeries. Going way back in folk lore faeries have mostly been led by a queen. Let's imagine a tough biker dude yelling at, say, Galadriel, Morgan, or Nicnebin to “get inside.” Can you say “grease spot?” So it isn't modern feminism to have faerie ladies active as players of power, it is tradition. Do we seriously need to come up with more ways to co-opt women's power? Every time Lance pauses a battle to make sure the wimmin are safe, I want to rip this story out of my SD drive.

  • Nanci
    2019-04-12 22:51

    A very enjoyable collection of tales by many talented authors. Great fun!

  • Jen3n
    2019-04-11 19:59

    Meh. Cute and cutesy. Neither good nor bad, though neither what I was expecting nor what I was particularly in the mood for.

  • Danielle
    2019-04-08 23:04