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The Frog Prince + Merlin the Magician = Weeping Lake (a fairy tale inspired short story)


Weeping Lake by Dorlana Vann Vivian stood beside of the lake. Her bright hair waved like the water as the wind graciously blew in from the south. She inhaled and then looked down at her newly acquired engagement ring. She had said yes, but she knew that wasn’t what she meant. Everyone had been there, …

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Let the Plotting Begin “BWA-HA-HA”


Hi friends, It feels like a million years since I’ve worked on anything new, so I decided to write the next book in my Hansel and Gretel series – If you follow my blog, then you know I uploaded the first book Potion to SwoonReads. To write a second book was a hard decision since …

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Beauty & the Beast + Rip Van Winkle = Wink (fairy tale poetry)


Wink by Dorlana Vann Wink was an elf; lavender was his color. His world was made up of sunshine and magic. The sky was ginger, and the trees were scarlet. All the ladies declared he was most charming. His kind parents urged him to settle down And to carry on his name and his beauty. …

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Cinderella Inspired Paranormal Short Story


Midnight by Dorlana Vann   “All black doesn’t suit you,” Dominick said. “I think you should choose softer more delicate colors.” “Delicate?” I said. “Seriously, do I look delicate?” He grinned like he had me all figured out. “Tuh … You are such an idiot.” When I spun to leave his presence, he grabbed hold …

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New Fairy Tale Inspired YA Novel!


POTION  Hansel and Gretel’s story has just begun … and it’s no fairy tale. It’s been eight years since the wicked witch held Hansel Lucas Jaeger and his sister captive; they barely escaped with their lives. Now, a senior in high school, Lucas finally feels normal. But everything changes the day he sees his awkward, …

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The Trouble with Snowmen by Dorlana Vann


The Trouble with Snowmen is that they never ever last forever … eBook and paperback available now on Amazon A Romantic Comedy all about heart-breakers (snowmen), fun shenanigans, fashion, séances, downtown Houston, urban cowgirls, and some of that kissy-kissy stuff.     Snowmen drift into your life like they were sent from above. The relationship is great, …

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October 2017 Book Club Review: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper


October 2017 Theme: Spa Book Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 24-49) draws a month and a theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book in their category and host the meeting. The group has approximately 3 weeks to read the book and then we get together for themed …

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