Shadows of the Rose by Annette Gisby

Double Dragon Publishing (ebook)
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Ebook cover art by Deron Douglas

Shadows of the Rose is a varied collection of short stories, but all have one thing in common, an ending with a twist. They take place in various times, various places, from medieval witch trials, to the far reaches of space and future.

Here is just a taste:

The Witch Hunter - a young girl is accused of sorcery and the witch hunter sent to condemn her is not as he seems...

Baby Blues - set in a future where family planning is controlled by the state and it is illegal to make love...

Free Falling - some friendly aliens have found the cure for most of human diseases, except for one--the one you have...

The Glass Guitar - Meg thinks a haunted guitar might be just the present for her musician boyfriend's birthday...

Shadows of the Rose - a lover's tryst in a ruined abbey, but there is something not quite right - what's that there, hidden beneath the shadows of the rose?

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"The characters are complex and human, the predicaments all to real in many cases, and the writing is well done. With a combination of themes and issues, this is an intriguing collection and well worth your time as a reader." - Kevin R. Tipple Amazon customer review

"I'm not fond of short stories, but every now and then I come across a writer who handles this format so well that my enjoyment surprises me. Annette Gisby is such a writer, because her collection of suspense tales (whose endings I could NOT see coming the proverbial "mile away") had me gulping it down in a single evening." - Nina M. Osier, Eppie award winning author of Regs and many other SF and mainstream novels.

"Gisby manages to create highly memorable women with whom readers can relate. I was also impressed with Gisby's ability to successfully integrate romance and eroticism into her suspense stories. This is indeed an art that, at the hands of a less skilled writer, might appear awkward or forced. Gisby manages the task with ease and grace." Karen Mueller Bryson, author of Hey, Dorothy We're not In Kansas Anymore and Where is Wonderland Anyway?

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