Urban legends. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all told them. They fill the role that fairy tales once held—morality tales meant to frighten us into sticking with the herd, obeying society’s rules, and not taking any chances. In most urban legends, once someone transgresses, we know things won’t end well for them.
But what if the bright spark of romance also common to these stories refuses to be snuffed out? What if it bursts into a love that fights for its chance to burn? Can love triumph over evil? Forgive any trespass? Heal any wound?
Set off into a dark wood with a young love that won’t go quietly into the night. Bait a vengeful ghost to find family, and love. Ride along with a hitchhiker who won’t vanish for long. Learn to love a touch that is not human. Find passion beneath the scars. Dive into five tales that speak to the heart of myth and find love that is nothing short of legend.
Featuring new stories by Sara Dobie Bauer, Wendy Sparrow, T. R. North, Aisling Phillips, and Michael Leonberger.
“A compact and appealing collection of retooled urban legends and modern folklore. The romantic bent of each story adds an extra layer of surprise and pay-off at the end. ‘La Vie En Rose’ and ‘Vanishing Point’ stood out as sweet, unusual love stories, while ‘The Hook’ has a bittersweet and effective mix of true-to-life trauma and happy endings. A great anthology for fans of urban legends and colorful, non-standard romance.”
“What a refreshing and intriguing collection of stories. I liked them all. The first two were my favorites and the others entertained and spooked me as well.”
“This is a wonderful collection of urban legend-ish short stories. Each tale spins how a little bit of romance can be deadly. Just a splash of cliché but overall an entertaining read.”
“I loved the take on urban legends with a modern twist. would definitely recommend.”
“A great collection of stories. The way the stories evolved was very unexpected,which i enjoyed very much.”
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Word Count: 55,000
Kink Level: Mostly vanilla but with plenty of heat.