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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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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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Short Story: Muse


Muse (Inspired by Prince Ariel from, “The Fairy Tales of Madame D’Aulnoy.”) by Dorlana Vann   Since Jackson couldn’t channel his frustration onto the blank page, he used his fist to pound it into the desk. “Ahhh,” he cried, swooshing his fountain pen and several loose pieces of writing-paper to the floor. His caged birds squawked …

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“The Trouble with Scarecrows” is on Reading Alley


My contemporary romance, The Trouble with Scarecrows, is available to download and review on Reading Alley until June 24, 2017. Reading Alley is a review site that not only gives members free books to download but you can also gain points towards rewards for honest reviews. The Trouble with Scarecrows is a Romantic Comedy all about food, …

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Ghost of Christmas Past inspired short story: The Gift


This short story was inspired by the novella “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. I combined the Ghost of Christmas Past with the western genre to write The Gift. This short story is included in my short story collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. The Gift by Dorlana Vann Paris, TX 1873   At first Cynthia was afraid …

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