Leaping Leprechauns – Giveaway and the House of Cards
We have a bookmark and a giftcard for you to win!
It’s your lucky, lucky day. For the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop, we have two prizes. First, you can win a bookmark featuring the epic short story, House of Cards by Juli D. Revezzo. Secondly, you can win a $10 giftcard to Amazon.com. This contest is opened to US residents only due to shipping costs. SORRY! Winner has 48 hours to respond by email or another one will be chosen.
Since, Juli D. Revezzo is awesome enough to supply a bookmark for this giveaway and wrote one of the best story stories I’ve read in quite a few months, I want to spotlight her book, House of Cards. I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review. Giveaway is on bottom!
House of Cards by Juli D. Revezzo
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Raven Queen Publications
Released October 3rd, 2012
You can’t escape Fate….
A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he answer thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?
My Thoughts – It’s amazing how rare it is to find a short story with a rich atmosphere, three dimensional characters, and a proper ending. House of Cards exceeded my expectations for what a short story should offer. Sinjor is fleeing Paris in a stagecoach (I think that’s the right name for the vehicle) but not fast enough. He is caught in route by something and he must tread carefully to figure out how to survive this encounter. Sinjon’s indecision and often inaptitude in figuring out the quests is a refreshing take on the typical fantasy hero, who always figures out the task. It’s good to see the hero fail, although Sinjon might not have liked the consequences. House of Cards is borderline horror. It’s dark fantasy that never quite crosses into scary, although there are several gruesome descriptions and a steady, suspenseful pace.
As far as short stories goes, this one has it all. (A)
Enter the giveaway (opened to US only!) In the comments, let me know your favorite all time short story/anthology/or picture book!