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*GIVEAWAY* His Hideous Heart ~ edited by Dahlia Adler

September 8, 2019

 

Just in time for the change in weather, Poe’s stories return with a brand new twist. Dahlia Adler pulled together more than a dozen contemporary authors to revamp the creeptastic world of Edgar Allen Poe.

I’m not really a scary story kind of gal but for some reason, Poe has always had my heart (pun intended). And the stories included in this collection have a modern twist that makes Poe accessible for those who think he’s just a dusty old classic.

I am so grateful I was able to be part of the promotion campaign for Flatiron Books and even more grateful because I get to bring this awesome book to YOU! I’m hosting a giveaway. All you have to do is comment with the name of your favorite scary story and tell me a little bit about why it sends glorious chills down your spine. The post will be open for one week and I will announce the winner next Saturday.

{From the Publisher}

About the Book:
The Cask of Amontillado. The Tell-Tale Heart. The Pit and the Pendulum. Filled with love and loss, vengeance and regret, the dark, chilling stories of Edgar Allen Poe have haunted us for over 150 years. Now, thirteen of YAs most celebrated writers reimagine Poe’s stories for a new generation.

These contemporary retellings will grab readers by the throat and drag them along to surprising and unsettling places, whether they are Poe aficionados or new newcomers to these classics. Tiffany D. Jackson, award-winning author of Monday’s Not Coming, transports “The Cask of Amontillado” to the streets of Brooklyn during the present day West Indian Day Carnival in Brooklyn. Poet amanda lovelace finds new meaning in the classic poem “The Raven” by blotting out words from the original lines. And Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series, gives the unreliable voice narrating “Metzengerstein” a contemporary edge.

With the original stories printed in the back of the book, HIS HIDEOUS HEART offers up a fun way to meet Poe for the first time, or for readers to revisit old favorites with fresh eyes. His work reminds us why we love to be scared, whether we get that thrill from watching the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, visiting a haunted house at Halloween, or by reading Poe’s spine-tingling stories

Dahlia Adler is an Associate Editor of mathematics by day, a blogger for B&N Teens, LGBTQ Reads, and Frolic by night, and an author of Young Adult and New Adult novels at every spare moment in between. Her books include the Daylight Falls duology, Just Visiting, and the Radleigh University trilogy, and her short stories can be found in the anthologies The Radical Element, All Out, It’s a Whole Spiel, and His Hideous Heart, which she also edited. Dahlia lives in New York with her husband, son, and an obscene amount of books, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @MissDahlELama.

 

Contributors:

Dahlia Adler

Kendare Blake

Rin Chupeco

Lamar Giles

Tessa Gratton

Tiffany D. Jackson

Stephanie Kuehn 

Emily Lloyd-Jones

amanda lovelace

Hillary Monahan 

Marieke Nijkamp

Caleb Roehrig

Fran Wilde

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