Anastasia Austin · Announcements · Self Publishing · short stories · writing

A return to my fantasy roots

This week, I joined a group of authors writing for an anthology of short stories. To catch you up, here are the updates I posted on my Facebook page!

Update 1:

So, I’m going to try something a little different. Writing a Vampire short story for this anthology. It is erotica, also not normally my thing but the application came up, I got the idea for a fairy tale to retell, so I went for it!  It will be out December 18th. The preorder will be live soon. You can add it to your Goodreads list now!

Book Cover

Goodreads ->

I’ll be retelling a gender bent version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. So I’ll have twelve dancing princes. But I’ll only follow one of them, and the human who happened upon them, in this short.

If you’ve seen Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, I was inspired by the Fairy King’s dance.

I hope you all are excited for this. There are eleven other authors in VOL 2 of this anthology with me. I can’t wait to see what they come up with for their retellings! Should be a fun time!


Update 2:

The preorder for the anthology I’m writing for is LIVE!

VAMPErotica VOL 2 “Bloody Fairy Tales”

The title of my short is MY DANCE WITH DEATH, a gender bent retelling of The 12 Dancing Princesses. 

“I can never go home again, can I?” I ask him as he takes my hand and leads me in time to the ghostly lullaby. All at once, I need to leave but never want to be anywhere but in his arms again.

“Not if I have anything to say about it.” His lips part in a wicked grin.

That’s when I see them.

The truth. The proof.

He’s one of them.

The Twelve.

AMZ ->


Update 3:

MyDancewithDeath_marketebookI made a cover for my Vampire short story yesterday!

Writing this has been an amazing experience. I had trouble falling asleep last night thinking about writing more short stories and more fantasy/paranormal stories. For those of you that have been with me for a long time know that I started out writing fantasy. I have a couple finished fantasy books and several rough/nearly finished drafts. I’ve been missing them lately.

I’d love to know what you all think of this. Would any of you be interested in seeing me publish more fantasy stories? (They’re all romance, btw.)

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