Love Is Hell

No, this isn’t my review of Twilight, it’s a post about a new anthology (out this week!) that includes a short story by me.

Actually, at 60 pages it’s really a long story. There are only five stories in the anthology, so everyone got to stretch out a bit and write mini-novels. As you can probably tell from the title, the subject is love and romance of a supernatural kind.

Here’s what it looks like:

And here are the stories:

“Stupid Perfect World” by me
Set in a future in which the ancient scourges of humanity—war, sickness, hunger, teen hormones—have been eliminated. In fact, the only place you ever experience them is in a special history class called Scarcity. Extra credit proposals are due today, and Kieran’s and Maria’s class projects are going to bring them together in unexpected ways.

“Thinner Than Water” by Justine
This tale of culture clash is set in a town that follows the old ways: no TVs or cell phones, no factory-made clothes or food, and marriages way too young. This sucks for Jeannie, who’s sixteen and supposed to be “hand-fasted” soon. But when she chooses Robbie, who has a touch of faerie blood, the clash of cultures takes on a new dimension. Click here for an excerpt.

“Love Struck” by Melissa Marr
A love affair with a selkie has its complications. Melissa can explain this better than I can.

“Fan Fictions” by Gabrielle Zevin
Paige falls for a mysterious new boy at school. As Gabriel puts it: “Say, have you heard of that book where the ordinary, clumsy girl falls for the sparkly, vaguely obsessive vampire dude? (I think it’s just starting to catch on.) My story is a bit inspired by that whole thing.”

“Sleeping with the Spirit” by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Loving a ghost ain’t easy, but it’s totally worth it.

Love is Hell is available now at fine bookstores everywhere, and online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Booksense.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit College Summit, a nonprofit that helps more kids get into college.

302 thoughts on “Love Is Hell

  1. Oh my god! I just got and finished that book today! It was awesome!

    ~As always Scott-la’s writing was incredible. I truly loved that story, though it made me sleepy. =]

    ~Thinner Than Water almost made me cry! It was a beautiful story, but I really wish it ended differently. =`[

    ~Love Struck was my favorite (sorry Scott-la) I’m a sucker for happy endings. =P

    ~Fan Fictions was okay, until about half way through. It ended really sad. I liked Aaron, and it was sad what happed to Paige. Plus that the end was just a little creepy.

    ~I love that Ghost Story! It ended in one of those sad-yet-happy twists. It was so sweet!

  2. The style of writing is actually familiar .
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