Carniepunk by Too many to name :)

But I will name them any way!

This is a massive list of writers.
Rachel Caine
Jennifer Estep
Delilah S. Dawson
Kevin Hearne
Seanan McGuire
Rob Thurman
Allison Pang
Nicole D. Peeler
Jackie Kessler
Kelly Gay
Kelly Meding
Hillary Jaques
Mark Henry
Jaye Wells 

This is what I call waiting room reading. In line? At the dentist? Sitting in the car waiting for the kids? If you like a bit of the creepy, macabre and slightly off type of characters or plots then this is for you. Carniepunk is also a great way to get to know many of these authors writing styles and genres.

Some I am very familiar with and others I haven’t heard of……until now. These are SHORT stories so I feel writing a review on each would number one, take forever and two give away the plots.They are short stories after all. I will say I found each story intriguing. Some authors I will definitely be visiting again. Caine, Estep and Hearne. Others, well I’ll need that night l so often mention ((nervous smile))

Great collection and a great way to check out a writer you may have never read before.

**Given via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

From the cover….
A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.

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