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Lore [Kindle Edition]

Brinda Berry , Karen Y. Bynum , Laura Diamond , Jayne A. Knolls , Theresa DaLayne , Cate Dean
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Book Description

A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.

SHIMMER: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid... but is it too late to save her?

BETWEEN is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions.

SUNSET MOON: Eloise doesn't believe in Native American magic--until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path.

THE MAKER: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him.

A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness.

THE BARRICADES: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?

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About the Author

Brinda Berry, Karen Y. Bynum, Laura Diamond, Jayne A. Knolls, Theresa DaLayne, and Cate Dean.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 909 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sweet Biscuit Publishing, LLC (21 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J6064O6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,899 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great for quick reads . . . 3 Oct. 2014
By kirstyv
Format:Kindle Edition
Lore is the first anthology I have read. It is aimed at a young adult audience and contains a very good mix of stories from romance, mystery and thriller, which are connected by the mythical elements in their plots. These traditional tales are not of the Greek or Roman variety, the first societies I connect with the word 'myth', but are stories with Native American, Jewish, Irish and Ancient Mayan background.
I have mixed feelings about Lore, having enjoyed four out of the six stories; Shimmer, Sunset Moon, The Maker and The Barricades. I felt indifferent towards Between and A Beautiful Mourning, but the positive is that they are so short that reading them never feels like a chore.
I think the range of subjects, including mermaids, fae, genies and Gods, will attract a range of readers and I particularly recommend Lore to anyone who has a gap in their reading schedule, and is looking for something different to fill it.
I received this as a complimentary review copy, but this has had no influence on my opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Lore: Tales of Myth and Legend Retold 8 May 2014
By Bobbi Kinion - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Shimmer - This short story was fun and heartbreaking all at the same time. I love fun mermaid stories.
Between - This short story was fun, maddening, and heartbreaking. The author did a really good job making me feel what the characters were feeling. I do think I would have made better choices with my wishes if it was me though.
Sunset Moon - I have a fascination with dream catchers and the stories behind them, so this book was quite interesting to read with the storyline behind it. Another fun read.
The Maker - This short story didn't catch my attention as much but it was interesting. I don't think I could make a person to do my bidding or anything else for that matter.
A Beautiful Mourning - I have a great fascination with God's, Goddesses, and Deities. This story really kept my attention and pulled me into the story. Love story of all time.
The Barricades - This short story brought me into it and held my attention as well as wanting more. I really loved the characters and the way the author shows we aren't that different after all.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For fans of Grimm fairy tales 14 Jun. 2014
By D L Richardson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Overall this was a good collection of short stories. Some I liked more than others, but that's typical of an anthology representing different writing styles.

The stories were more like Grimm fairy tales which I have to admit I wasn't expecting so it threw me at the start, and there were times when I wandered what myth was being retold, but then again I'm not a myth expert so I told myself to read the stories and enjoy them for what for they were, and once I got my head into a shifted gear then I did I appreciate and enjoy the stories much better.

If you're a fan of Grimm fairy tales, this collection will make for a good read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sour Patch Kids Anthology! 15 Nov. 2014
By AKA_Terrie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Have you ever eaten Sour Patch Kids? Anyone who knows me gets tired of my missives about how much I adore the sour on sweet candies. But if the makers of Sour Patch Kids happened to be looking for a new flavor, it would most certainly be called LORE.

Just like those anything but melt-in-your-mouth jellies, the stories herein are quite different than anything I've read as of late and they're different, one from another. I hear you saying, "That's how they're supposed to be. That's the point of anthology," but I disagree. I think the point of anthology is fairly similar to the point of Sour Patch Kids. Good anthologies dare us. They invite us to investigate that which we might not otherwise explore and then they leave us, just this side of satisfied. Yep, just like Sour Patch Kids.

I decided this anthology wouldn't win. Rather, I calculated. Just like my weekly ration of Sour Patch Kids I divided up the stories and savored them. I began reading on a Sunday and finished the following Saturday. Sounds simple, right? Well, it wasn't because while I'm not going to say I found each story to be perfect, I will say I found each to be its own sort of delicious. Every author found a way to leave a very definite taste on my literary tongue and months later, that taste lingers. Again, sounds a little like Sour Patch Kids. Wouldn't you agree?

The very cool thing about this anthology is the featured authors exhibit a slightly different writing style, a different way they do what they do that made each story so very effective. Delving deeper, I wondered if that was part of the point of the collection. You know, maybe the collection was designed to remind us on some level of all those myths we've come to know and love, or not. We know the moral of the story, the outcome, but we listen anyway. The best part seems to be that each of these stories is somehow remotely connected yet unique in its delivery. Back to the Sour Patch Kids analogy. Yep, flavors - all of them - are different. Are you following me? At least one of the stories brought a tear to my eye while another made me wince, a little like those amazing morsels of lemon delight. Say it with me...sounds a little like Sour Patch Kids.

I would like to see each of these stories become full novels. Anything that rattles me the way they have tells me I need more of it. Well done, all and so very, very tasty.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Mourning by Theresa is beautifully written! 3 April 2014
By Naznin Azeez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Review of A Beautiful Mourning, one of the six stories of Lore.

This is the story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness. The protagonists in this Mayan mythology are Ishel, the goddess of flowers and Kinich, the sun god. Their love is sweet. But Ishel is betrothed to Nacon, the god of War. This story revolves around how Ishel and Kinich fight to be together because Ishel’s father has given his word to Nacon that he will give his daughter to him. Kinich has a kind of respect for humans that is really admirable. He always looks to them for being inspired, for fighting to get true love.

Though Nacon is fierce and short tempered, his love for Ishel is heartfelt. I actually felt bad that he can’t have Ishel!. He is not exactly a villain though he does fight Kinich for Ishel’s hand. I liked him a lot. The way his voice changes to softness and his touch becomes silk with Ishel is so conspicuous.

There are some very touching scenes in this story. Two of them moved me to tears, one which showed how a brother helps a sister in testing times and the other the love between Ishel and her father towards the end of the story. It might seem vague and I am sorry I am not elaborating on it. This story is really short (13,000 words) and any extra detail becomes a spoiler!

I give 5 stars to this amazing story by Theresa!.

Favorite line from the story:

“You believe my heart to be black.” He lowered his tone even more and pulled me closer to him. “That was true until the day I first saw you.”

- Nacon speaking to Ishel. These words really highlight his feelings for him and thus it’s my favorite line in this story.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short Stories 21 May 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a book of short stories, well really myths and tales. Like all books of short stories there were stories I couldn't put down, stories that made me cry, stories that made me think and 1 I couldn't get into, and some that were several of those things. All were well written and i enjoyed the book very much. The publisher gave me the book and I would like to thank them
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