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Bad-Ass Faeries - Re-Release

  Mundania Press
   Fantasy/Faerie Anthology
   Publication Date:
 Edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail,
   L. Jagi Lamplighter, Lee Hillman, and
   Jeff Lyman
   Cover Art:
Thomas Nackid
   Cover Design: Nikki Browning
   Trade Paperback:
          $15.00, 5.5 x 8.5, 220 pages
   Limited Edition Hardcover: 9781606592090

   BAD-ASS FAERIESTM is a trademark of
   Sidhe Na Daire Multimedia.

   See below for a full list of contributors and artists,    reviews, and  accountings of Bad-Ass Faerie Events.

Related Books:                                                                                 Other Books In the Series:
The Redcaps' QueenThe Halfling's Court: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale                                       Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad - Original VersionBad-Ass Faeries 3 In All Their GloryBad Ass Faeries: It's Elemental

Back Cover Copy

Clap Your Hands...NOW!
Because you better believe the world is full of Bad-Ass Faeries!

Toss out your childhood notions of faeries that are all goodness and light.
No golden pixies clothed in gossamer, dancing on the wind,
here to make the rainbows shine and the birds sing.
These tales are of faeries on the raw edge, battle-worn and in black leather,
with a glimmer of darkness in their eyes, if not their very hearts.

From the meanest city streets to one dusty, disturbing saloon,
on the wing or the back of a Harley, no matter where you look,
they are headed your way, trailing attitude, bodies, and a dust devil of magic in their wake.

Good or bad or just plain rotten, you’ll never look at faeries the same way again.


Monica Richards
Adam P. Knave
Lee C. Hillman
Den C. Wilson
Brian Koscienski
Chris Pisano

Jeff Lyman
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Donald W. Schank
Jesse Harris
Lorne Dixon
L. Jagi Lamplighter
James Chambers
Vincent Collins

Elaine Corvidae
R. Allen Leider
Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Hildy Silverman
John Sunseri
Patrick Thomas
CJ Henderson


Ruth Lampi

Robert Quill

Travis Ingram


Thomas Nackid



"Black’s series and Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, from 1999, are considered to have kick-started
the fairy trend in young adult fantasy; you can get a nice sampler of the style in
Marietta Publishing’s two-volume anthology,
Bad-Ass Faeries
." —Regina Marler, The New York Times

"[Bad-Ass Faeries] has touched every aspect of human existence and shows true writing excellence
from each of these various authors...These fairies are out of this world.

5 Hearts, Margo Authur, The Romance Studio

"I found it delightful...each story made me think more and more about the possibilities of faeries being real."
4 1/4 Stars, Zollyana, Night Owl Reviews

On Bad-Ass Faeries as a whole: "Packed full of mischief, magic and mayhem this anthology
delivers a delight romp through the land of Fae."
About my story specific: "Tugging at the readers heart and hitting all the right notes,
"At The Crossroads" is just one example of the treasure trove waiting for readers in Bad Ass Faeries."

4 1/2 Mystique Moons, Sarah Gentili, Mystique Books

On Bad-Ass Faeries as a whole: "If you like faeries of all types, then this is the anthology for you!
I believe that there is a story here for everyone’s taste and highly recommend it."

About my story specific:
"This was a very interesting take on faeries as you don’t often hear of
faeries being Harley riding, macho guys. I really liked that aspect of the story and the ending wasn’t
quite what you expected, but in a good way."  
5 Tombstones, Becky, Bitten by Books

"At last a book that gives the real Fairy their moment in the spotlight."
5 Lyres, Recommended Read!, Penny Ash, Rites of Romance Reviews

"Bad-Ass Faeries is a gripping anthology full of magic and mayhem, and who better to give it to you than these rotten, sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrifying Faeries? These authors know just what they’re doing and they fully used their magic on me!"
5 Angels/Recommended Read!, CJ,
Fallen Angel Reviews

"Here are nineteen Faerie tales which in no way resemble the cute little faeries of our childhood...
all of them have a serious twist that I could not help but be fascinated by.
A terrific anthology that I am proud to recommend!
4 1/2 stars, Detra Fitch, The Huntress Reviews

"Bad-Ass Faeries offers a fresh look at a pervasive denizen of our mythological subconscious.
Much as in Peter Pan, the collection will leave the readers applauding, cheering,
“I believe in bad-ass faeries.”" —
4 stars, Alyce Wilson,
Wild Violet | Mortal Coil Reviews

"In Bad-Ass Faeries, the fair folk have returned to their roots. The range of characters was fascinating and each story was like a little present, waiting to be opened, surprises hiding inside."
4 talismans, Christine Norris, Tales of the Talisman Magazine

"Bad-Ass Faeries rides the wave of faerie popularity apparent to anyone
who's ever entered a Hot Topic store... readers will find its protagonists a refreshing change
from the sugary-sweet faeries of their childhood." Dru Pagliassotti,
The Harrow

On Bad-Ass Faeries as a whole: "A fine summer read for anyone looking for a large dose of}
faerie magic of all stripes...[Bad-Ass Faeries] is certainly worthy of your time."   

About my story specific:
"At The Crossroads" by Danielle Ackley-McPhail is one of the true gems in Bad-Ass Faeries. A fine, exciting tale with compelling characters." Jim Stratton, Tangent Online

"If the title brings to mind Tinkerbell with twice as much ’tude and heavy armaments,
[then] you’ve got this anthology in a nutshell." —Daniel Robichaud,
Horror Reader

"None of the stories is the same and several have very neat take[...] If you like faeries you’ll
enjoy [Bad-Ass Faeries]." —John Ottinger III,
Grasping for the Wind Book Reviews

"Bad-Ass Faeries is bound to charm and amuse you with at least one of its creatively mischievous tales."
—Tom Powers,
Small Press Reviews

"Bad-Ass Faeries is my little box of chocolates. I dip into it as a treat." —Leslie Fulton, reader

"This Faerie book isn’t your usual batch of ‘fairy tales’. This anthology is full of hard hitting, hard-core faeries that take no prisoners." —Bret Jordan, reader

"[Bad-Ass Faeries] takes you to where you never thought Faeries could go,
but should have suspected they did."—Rafael Martinez, reader

Series Reviews

...on Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad

"Just Plain Bad...twenty faerie stories ready to rip all of your preconceived notions of faeries apart."
4 Tombstones, Becky, Bitten By Books Reviews

"Another wonderful collection of stories about Faeries the way they were meant to be, just plain bad.
I loved the peek into the real world of Faeries who would have Tinkerbell for lunch."

4 Lyres, Recommended Read!, Penny Ash

You’ll wind up with Fae magick pulsing through your veins after reading this wonderful anthology!
Bad-Ass Faeries 2 – Just Plain Bad
fulfilled its promise! ...a must read for all you Faerie lovers out there!
5 Angels, CJ,
Fallen Angel Reviews

"Just Plain Bad is a wonderful collection well worth your time...I highly recommend this anthology!"
Jim Stanton, The Fix Short Fiction Reviews

"The stories just keep getting better and better...One read and you're hooked. These authors reign supreme!"
5 stars,
Shannon Raley, Amazon review

Previous Edition

            Bad-Ass Faeries - Original VersionMarietta Publishing
            Publication Date: May 2007
            Cancellation Date: April 24, 2009
            Cover Art:
            Amy Brown
            Cover Design: Danielle McPhail
            Trade Paperback: 1892669404


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