Mundie Moms

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dark Duets Anthology: Cassandra Clare, Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan

I saw Sarah's post on this newly released (yesterday!) anthology, and I had to hurry over and click purchase. There was a signing River Run bookstore in Portsmouth, NH yesterday and this is what Sarah said on her tumblr:
Reblogged to say that the anthology DARK DUETS is out now and all. I would be there if I could—I was kindly invited—but I could not leave Ireland a full two weeks early due to… I would then wander America homelessly. ;)

But I am in it! And my name is on the cover of an anthology, which is my first time and a fancy thing. (It is happening because my two co-writers are fancies.)

The deal with this anthology is that two writers who haven’t written together before are meant to write a short story together.

Last year at a writing retreat the subject arose.

CASSIE: Christopher Golden asked me to do this Dark Duets thing, and I’m going to do it with Sarah.
HOLLY: No, *I’m* going to do it with Sarah.
SARAH: Guys, this is great, I always hoped this would happen someday, honestly I pictured Colin Firth and Hugh Grant in a fountain, but… this is also fine… please continue fighting over me.
CASSIE & HOLLY: Let’s ask if we can all three do it together.
SARAH: I’m slightly disappointed but that’s also a good triangle resolution.
Oh Sarah! Love the synergy between three of our very favorite authors! Now here's the synopsis from goodreads:

DARK DUETS: New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy will be published in January, 2014 by Harper Voyager. Edited by Christopher Golden, it features an extraordinary lineup of collaborative stories, with the authors of each story collaborating for the very first time. And here they are!

-TRIP TRAP by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kevin J. Anderson
-WELDED by Tom Piccirilli and T.M. Wright
-DARK WITNESS by Charlaine Harris and Rachel Caine
-REPLACING MAX by Stuart MacBride and Allan Guthrie
-T. RHYMER by Gregory Frost and; Jonathan Maberry
-SHE, DOOMED GIRL by Sarah MacLean and Carrie Ryan
-HAND JOB by Chelsea Cain and Lidia Yuknavitch
-HOLLOW CHOICES by Robert Jackson Bennett and  David Liss
-AMUSE-BOUCHE by Amber Benson and Jeffrey J. Mariotte
-BRANCHES, CURVING by Tim Lebbon and Michael Marshall Smith
-RENASCENCE by Rhodi Hawk and F. Paul Wilson
-BLIND LOVE by Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale
-TRAPPER BOY by Holly Newstein and Rick Hautala
-STEWARD OF THE BLOOD by Nate Kenyon and James A. Moore
-CALCULATING ROUTE by Michael Koryta and Jeffrey David Greene
-SISTERS BEFORE MISTERS by Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black
-SINS LIKE SCARLET by Mark Morris & Rio Youers(less)
A lot of the authors are new to me, but it's a brand new year, Mundie Moms and it's time to read something different.

Dark Duets


  1. Well this is exciting! Anything that has Cassandra Clare's name on it I will own and read...or at least eventually read. I still have a few I have to catch up on but that's not the point! Thanks for sharing this! I'm exciting!!

    Heather @ YA Fantasy Book Junkie

    1. Heather - The three of them writing a story with that title??? Should be awesome!