Middle Child Press: October 2012


Book Review: Folklore...and Other Stories

First of all, I need to apologize for the utter tardiness lateness of this review.  I read Folklore a while back and got distracted by life.  Then I read it again, and I found it to be even better the second time around.  This is Ankhesen Mié’s second book, but she says it’s nearer and dearer to her heart than her first effort, Purple Jars of Rice.  

Folklore…and Other Stories is a slim anthology of three unusual narratives.  The book is beautiful.  The cover is of a reflected mask, which is a hint as to what’s to come.  Miss Mié definitely has a flair for words and imagery; the reader is transported instantly to wherever each story takes place.  Her use of language is spot-on, and in a manner which I have become accustomed to, she deviates from conventional storytelling techniques and presents us three exceptional tales.


Devil's Siren (2012)


Ravana Davide is a corporate mogul, a woman of significant means, and a newlywed. She's the bride of Nazar, who is a very powerful demon.  As a demon's concubine, Ravana enjoys a flawless new body, incredible sex, an unlimited bank account, and a hedonistic lifestyle. But while on her "honeymoon," Ravana realizes that in spite of the benefits of being Nazar's mate, she's lonely.

Enter Corson.

A roguish, sexy, red-skinned devil, Corson wants nothing more than Ravana herself.  As Corson's rival, Nazar isn't willing to give Ravana up and Corson isn't willing to stay away from her. It's up to Ravana to choose which demon she wants, but the question she must ask herself is...

...is it better to stick with the devil you know?

Rating: Mature audiences, 21+. Explicit sex, language & adult situations.  Available Winter 2012 from Amazon.com.