Read 2013: A Stellar Collection by Oliver F. Chase Val Vogel Sorin Suciu Raymond Vogel Ryan Attard Amber Skye Forbes Gregory S. Lamb Ky Grabowski Online


This collection is intended as a tribute to the hard work and tremendous support these authors have given AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. in our first year of business.The collection includes a short story from each of our first eight authors and, as a bonus,from two key members of our marketing team.Since the stories and writing styles range so widely by genre, each is preceThis collection is intended as a tribute to the hard work and tremendous support these authors have given AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. in our first year of business.The collection includes a short story from each of our first eight authors and, as a bonus,from two key members of our marketing team.Since the stories and writing styles range so widely by genre, each is preceded by a brief note from the author. You can find more about their books in the last few pages.Any proceeds gained from sales of this paperback will be dedicated to continuing to market these great authors and their work....

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ISBN : 9780989312882
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Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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2013: A Stellar Collection Reviews

  • Ryan Attard
    2019-01-03 14:37

    I'm not gonna comment on my story (Big Wolf on Campus) because that would be biased. And I don't know the other authors all that well to comment on their work based on my relationship to them. So this is legitimate and honest.Individually the short stories are good. But put together in a collection like this and they become great. This book would make a great combo platter for people looking to explore other genres other than their favorite authors and styles. The range in this collection goes from adventure, to military, to tragedy, to comedy (that would be me), to action, to poetic and ethereal, to ghost stories and even sci-fi - if you consider going to another planet and witnessing an orgy by the aliens, sci-fi. I do.I am happy to have read these stories as some of them have taken me completely by surprise. I am sure that anyone who reads them will be smiling, crying and laughing as I did. So thank you for letting me participate in this. Reader, thank you for your support. Potential buyer, just buy it already. You'll love it.

  • Kristen Mazzola
    2019-01-06 15:34

    Awesome collection! Each short is written by a different author that brings something different and refreshing to the table! Each author is wonderfully talented. I thoroughly enjoyed this and highly recommend it. It's a nice quick read that is very enjoyable! :)

  • Raymond Vogel
    2018-12-31 13:28

    A lot of hard work went into this collection, and I'm grateful to have been a part of it and to have gotten to read some of these stories in advance. Great job everyone!

  • Laura
    2019-01-14 11:40

    Wow, it has been a *long* time since I've read any short stories - but this was a great collection to come across. It was a bit of a mixed bag as far as genres go, but generally the quality was high. In brief:'Synonymy' by Oliver Chase:Tbh, this story was fine. Just fine. Too much of the mystery unexplained, and too much of the mundane described. Not surprising, not shocking, just a way to pass the time.'Edge of Disaster' by Val Vogel:Not being from the US and being untouched by Katrina, this was actually the most I'd ever read about it. It was okay, but I found the realist 'diary' style of this piece really bizarre compared to the generally urban/fantasy/sci-fi stories in this collection. I read it, but felt a bit like work.'The Mating Season' by Sorin Suciu:Firstly, a bit of a disclaimer in that I know the author.Sorin knows I love his writing (and am continually asking for a follow-up to The Scriptlings). This short story was no different. It was an appropriate length, everything was covered and made *sense* (I stress this in particular, because people seem to struggle finishing a story when it's short for some reason?!), and also kind of adorable. NEXT BOOK PLEASE!'The Best of You' by Raymond Vogel:I enjoyed this story far more than I anticipated I would. It's a theme and general story-line I feel like I've read a lot of times before, but the approach in this story was fresh and interesting. I'm definitely going to check out Vogel's other writing.'Big Wolf on Campus' by Ryan Attard:I was introduced to Ryan's writing by Sorin, so had a bit of a look at his blog and was thereby put off actually *reading* any of his books. From recollection, I think I found the descriptions of the books and the text of his posts just *soaked* with rage. Is that a thing? I think it's a thing. Anyhow, I started reading this short with trepidation, like that horrible moment when you first start a late-running project and are pretty sure it's going to be more work than you anticipated (yes, yes I'm a student at the moment). I've gotta say though, this story really turned me around - after my initial cynicism I started enjoying it, and may have even giggled once or twice (oh egads). I'm now definitely going to be checking out his full-length novels. 'I Am the Bell Jar' by Amber Forbes:Holy shit. That was my reaction to this story. It really threw me back to dating my first boyfriend (who was, as you'll quickly gather in the story as well, a pretty disturbed guy). I find that stories of bi-polar and/or depression particularly poignant, and this story was especially well executed. Definitely 5 stars.'Sean's Bullet' by Shannon Thompson:Not a fan of military themes or writing, and not a fan of this short.'Exit Strategy' by Gregory Lamb:Honestly, this bored the hell out of me, and I ended up pretty much skimming it. Again, not a fan of military themes or writing.'The Demons Inside' by Ky Grabowski:I couldn't even read this. Just no.'Family Tree' by Heather Hebert:Had promise, but really lost me. The ending felt very rushed, and my brain was scrambling to catch up. I liked the first part (flash-backs of the TV show 'Charmed'), but then it went downhill.Annnnnd jazz hands to finish.

  • Gregory Lamb
    2018-12-26 10:45

    I was at first reluctant to review or even rate the collection as I'm one of the contributing authors. Having some idea of what went into the production of this collection, I must say it was amazing to see it come together with such a diverse group of authors. Reading the contributions of the other authors that AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc is working with was a real treat for me. I was thoroughly impressed with the creativity and talent these authors put into each story of this collection. This collection was so satisfying to read that I'm looking forward to 2014.

  • Shannon Thompson
    2019-01-14 10:24

    I know. I know. Why read a review by one of the authors? Well, I'm ONE of the authors. Out of ten writers, I am very lucky to be a part of this anthology. I wasn't able to read all of the stories before it was published, but now that I have it in my hands, I have read them, and I found them all equally entertaining in their own unique way. There's humor, fantasy, contemporary fiction, thriller, and pretty much every genre you can think of. I hope you download your free ebook copy on Smashwords, flip through, and enjoy these stories as much as I have.

  • Kyra Dune
    2018-12-23 15:36

    Synchrony 3 STARSEdge Of Disaster 2 STARSThe Mating Season 3 STARSThe Best Of You 4 STARS Big Wolf On Campus 4 STARSI Am The Bell Jar 3 STARS Sean's Bullet 3 STARS Exit Stragety 1 STAR The Demons Inside 2 STARS Family Tree 3 STARS

  • Victoria
    2019-01-10 16:28

    In this collection of short stories from AEC Stellar authors, there's a little something for everyone. Action, sci-fi, paranormal, humor... Each author provides a well-written and unique example of his or her writing style, making this collection a great example of the eclectic work offered by AEC.

  • Ky Grabowski
    2019-01-15 12:45

  • Oliver Chase
    2019-01-13 10:27

  • Sorin Suciu
    2019-01-02 17:22