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Just Plain Bad

Winner of the 2009 EPPIE Award for Best Anthology - Complete

  Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad        

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  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, 280 pages
   Limited Edition Hardcover: 9781606592106

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

  See below for a list of authors and artists, reviews, and accountings of past 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 - Re-ReleaseBad-Ass Faeries 3: In All Their GloryBad Ass Faeries: It's Elemental

Back Cover Copy

Do you like to Dance with Danger?
Well now's your chance!

Don't worry about things that go bump in the night; count yourself lucky if these fae give you that
much warning. In the finest tradition of the original Bad-Ass Faeries, the twenty tales in this collection delve into the darkest corners, exploring every tough and terrifying aspect the legends of faeries ever claimed...and then some.

Lose yourself in twisted tales of homicidal faerie clowns, one man's gladiatorial stand against Earth's overlords, and a desperate mother's confrontation with the fiercest pirates above the Seven Seas...
not to mention dry land.

Read on in fascinated horror as a faerwolf is born, and unwise parties-of-the-second-part come to rue deals made with a different kind of devil. Here is where you discover just how many faerie tales never even get a glimpse of Happily Ever After...

Forget about misunderstood; these faeries are Just Plain Bad!



James Chambers
Bernie Mojzes
Trisha Wooldridge
Christy Tohara
C.S. Haviland
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Elaine Corvidae

Den C. Wilson
Skyla Dawn Cameron
Lorne Dixon
Steven Earl Yoder
CJ Henderson
Brian Koscienski
Chris Pisano

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Lee C. Hillman
James Daniel Ross
Steven Mangold
Jason Franks
Phil Brucato
John Passarella
Jeff Lyman


Ruth Lampi

Matt Hawk

Bryan Prindiville

Christina Yoder

Thomas Nackid



On the anthology as a whole: “At last! More wicked humor and clever writing about my
favorite homicidal faeries. No pixie dust and flowers here, this anthology delivers on its title
with stories that are Bad in all the right ways.”

And on Danielle’s story specific: “Ackley-McPhail’s “Within the Guardian Bell” was exceptional.  Excellent pacing, perfectly timed dialog and razor sharp characterization push this story to the top of a brilliant selection of  storytelling.” 5 Moons, Sarah Gentili, Mystique Books Reviews

"[Bad-Ass Faeries 2] was as much if not more as enjoyable a read as its predecessor,
and I will enjoy reading any other books that come across from these authors."
4 3/4 Stars, Top Pick, Zollyanna,
Night Owl Reviews

"If you like solid urban fantasy or faeries that defy your wildest expectations, then you don’t want to miss Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad." 4 1/2 Stars, David Lee Summers, Tales of the Talisman Magazine

"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 Rites of Romance Reviews

"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

Series Reviews

...on Bad-Ass Faeries

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

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