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Fairy Tales… with a Twist

 

Fractured, inside-out, uncensored, or reimagined…these are new tellings of familiar stories delivered as mysteries, romances, thrillers and science fiction.

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Funny Fiction

funny fiction“Funny” is a subjective thing.  Some of these authors and books are laugh-out-loud funny, some are snicker-behind-your-hand funny.  Some are witty and literate, some are gross-out humorous.  Some are laugh-until-your-sides-split books and others are laugh-through-your-tears books.  Gentle and light, or dark and twisty, there’s a flavor of funny for every reader!

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Christian Fiction Authors

Christian Fiction is an increasingly popular segment of the publishing world, with many well-known and best-selling authors christian fictionthat appeal to a wide variety of readers.  Christian Fiction encompasses many subgenres…romance, mysteries, westerns, historical fiction, “gentle reads”, “chick lit”, novels that focus on a particular religious order or community, and just regular realistic fiction.  Authors range from formative classics–Lloyd Douglas, Taylor Caldwell, Catherine Marshall–to contemporary bestsellers–Karen Kingsbury, Jan Karon, T. Davis Bunn, Tim LaHaye.  Some authors are “gentle reads”; some are not.  The common thread among these varying forms is the resolution of narrative conflict through Christian principles.

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Stephen King readalikes

IMG_0217Stephen King is often called the Master of Horror with his knack for bringing to life the most terrifying of nightmares and placing them squarely in the everyday world.  His fast-paced plots, whether set in the real world or in peculiar fantasy universes, take the reader into ever stranger and more twisted territory.  His short stories, an often under-appreciated element of his body of work, range in tone from gruesome and surreal to inspirational.  Several of his works have been adapted as movies: The Green MileHearts in Atlantis, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, Carrie, Stand By Me, and Misery are just a few. 
 
And when you’ve read everything there is to read, what should you read next?  Try these authors…

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