Short Stories 366:51 — “Be Not Afraid,” by Alyssa Cole

Audiobook novellas for the win again today, with Alyssa Cole's "Be Not Afraid" (which you can get in a bundle of four novellas from Audible, by the way). This is another historical, set during the American Civil War, and the meeting between Kate and Elijah is... well, it's something. Elijah has just been on the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:51 — “Be Not Afraid,” by Alyssa Cole

Short Stories 366:44 — “That Could Be Enough,” by Alyssa Cole

Another novella for today's short story on this yearly trip through short fiction, and once again it's both (a) from Alyssa Cole and (b) available in a superbly performed audiobook. So if you're fans of either, get on that. This story was originally released as part Hamilton's Battalion: a Trio of Romances, "That Could Be … Continue reading Short Stories 366:44 — “That Could Be Enough,” by Alyssa Cole

Short Stories 366:37 — “Can’t Escape Love,” by Alyssa Cole

Okay, Alyssa Cole is fast becoming an audiobook go-to. After listening to Duke By Default, I was curious if Portia's nerdy-and-geeky sister Reggie would get a story of her own, and was super-pleased when "Can't Escape Love" showed up on Audible. We all know I love shorter fictions, and I honestly feel like novellas are … Continue reading Short Stories 366:37 — “Can’t Escape Love,” by Alyssa Cole

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Seven — “A Little Queermas Carol,” by Sassafras Lowrey

Not As Short, But Oh So Sweet Ah, novellas! I love me novellas. And this one? A Little Queermas Carol is adorable. It's not the kind of thing I expected to say about a Queer Leather Little retelling of A Christmas Carol, but then again, having been lucky enough to meet Sassafras Lowrey a few times at the Saints and … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Seven — “A Little Queermas Carol,” by Sassafras Lowrey

Sunday Shorts—Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Ohmigosh I really enjoyed this. First, I want to talk format. This Sunday Shorts series lets me take a moment to focus on shorter fictions, be it short stories, novelettes, short plays, or novellas, and this book was a perfect reminder why I wanted to take time every week to focus on those formats. I … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole