Kristen Duval is a lovely pixie girl with a twisted mind. I first encountered her in Livejournal Idol, which, it seems, is where I encounter many of the up-and-coming writers I follow. Since then I have watched her blossom from a rather shy writer, into a force to be reckoned with. She now owns and runs Fey Publishing (which, by the way, will be publishing my story SmallMarg and the Star Heart in their anthology Happily Never After in the near future. /plug) and her writing has gone from strength to strength.
Now she is releasing a book of some of her stories. It is called Femmes du Chaos, and it promises to be full of the kick ass, somewhat twisted, dark brilliance that I have come to expect from Kristen.
Here’s the summary:
They messed with the wrong girl this time.
From heroes to villains, Femmes du Chaos sets out to show the world what the fairer sex is really made of. You’ll meet women of all ages and from many different walks of life… Warriors and schoolgirls, side-by-side in one place. One thing connects them all, and that is their ambition. Whether they use their ambition for good or evil, well that’s for them to decide. Gritty, fantastical and sometimes uncomfortable to read, Femmes du Chaos is a tour de force that holds nothing back. There will be violence and there will be blood.
Here are a few of the femmes you’ll meet in this thrilling collection:
Sylvia: The bounty hunter with a dark past who is hellbent on revenge. When the justice system fails her, she sets out to correct their mistakes.
Layla: The ballerina who wants to be a star who’s spent her life being overshadowed and under-appreciated. What happens when she stumbles across magic that makes her sister the star she’s longed to be for so long? Let’s just say, you’ve never seen sibling rivalry like this before.
Mallory: A young girl who can see the future in her dreams. She’s saved lives in the past, and her dreams are warning her to not return to the world they all left behind. Faced with starvation, no one wants to believe her about the multitude of horrors that wait for them above. After all, monsters don’t exist… Or do they?
Some will survive and come out stronger in the end… And some will let the darkness consume them.
After all, no two girls are ever alike.
You can get this brilliant collection in the following places:
Kristen is also doing a Rafflecopter giveaway, in which you can win all sorts of goodies.