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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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Paperback Giveaway plus Amazon eBook Freebie


Hi Friends, I wanted to let you know about two promotions I’m having right now. I’m giving away one paperback copy of  The Trouble with Snowmen. And Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale eBook is free on Amazon. The Trouble with Snowmen’s paperback giveaway is being hosted by GoodReads. If you are already on GoodReads it …

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Fairy tale Inspired Thriller


Today’s short story is from my paranormal collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. It was inspired by  Prince Ariel by Madame D’Aulnoy. There is also another inspiration, but you will have to read it to find out what it is. (Mwaa ha ha) Happy Halloween! Muse by Dorlana Vann   Since Jackson couldn’t channel his frustration onto the blank …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story: There’s no Cure for Dead


I’m going to post some of my darker (yet fun) short stories for Halloween.  This is the first one (It has gone through a couple of title changes). Can you guess which fairy tale it was inspired by before you get to the last line?  There’s No Cure for Dead By Dorlana Vann  She opened and closed her mouth a couple of times, loosening …

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Free eBook: The Trouble with Snowmen


  My romantic comedy, The Trouble with Snowmen  Trouble with Men Book 1) is Free on Amazon today through Oct 13, 2016. It’s 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, rolls right along, …

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Mini Bio of Charles Perrault


Even though the Brothers Grimm (published 1812), Hans Christian Andersen (published 1835), and Disney are probably the most recognizable names in fairy tales, Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was the first to modernize the popular folk tales of his time and use them for his own agenda and beliefs. French born Perrault was the youngest of four …

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Writing Update September 2016


Hi friends, I hope everyone had a fabulous summer. I have a few things going on with my writing projects and some fun promo stuff coming up, too. The Trouble with Snowmen:  I’m super excited because I just received news that The Trouble with Snowmen eBook will be FREE from October 9, 2016 – October …

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