Do you like to Dance with Danger? Well now's your chance!
Don't worry about things that go bump in the night; count yourself lucky if these fae give you that much warning. In the finest tradition of the original Bad-Ass Faeries, the twenty tales in this collection delve into the darkest corners, exploring every tough and terrifying aspect the legends of faeries ever claimed...and then some.
Lose yourself in twisted tales of homicidal faerie clowns, one man's gladiatorial stand against Earth's overlords, and a desperate mother's confrontation with the fiercest pirates above the Seven Seas...not to mention dry land. Read on in fascinated horror as a faerwolf is born, and unwise parties-of-the-second-part come to rue deals made with a different kind of devil. Here is where you discover just how many faerie tales never even get a glimpse of Happily Ever After...
Forget about misunderstood; these faeries are Just Plain Bad!
Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for nearly fifteen years. Her works include the urban fantasies, Yesterday's Dreams, its sequel, Tomorrow's Memories (Mundania Press), and the upcoming novella, The Halfling’s Court: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale (Dark Quest LLC), the anthologies, Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad (Mundania Press), and No Longer Dreams, (Lite Circle Books), all of which she co-edited, and contributions to numerous anthologies and collections, including Dark Furies (Die Monster Die! Books), Breach the Hull, (Dark Quest LLC), Space Pirates (Flying Pen Press), and the upcoming science fiction anthologies So It Begins (Dark Quest LLC) and Barbarians at the Jumpgate (Padwolf Publishing).
Danielle is a member of The Garden State Horror Writers, the electronic publishing organization EPIC, and Broad Universe, a writer’s organization focusing on promoting the works of women authors in the speculative genres.
Danielle lives somewhere in New Jersey with husband and fellow writer, Mike McPhail, mother-in-law Teresa, and three extremely spoiled cats.
L. Jagi Lamplighter is a fantasy author. She has published numerous articles on Japanese animation and appears in several short story anthologies, including Best of Dreams of Decadence, No Longer Dreams, Bad-Ass Faeries, and the Science Fiction Book Club’s Don’t Open This Book. She recently sold her first trilogy, Prospero’s Daughter, to Tor. Volume One, Prospero Lost, is scheduled for the Winter of 2009. Her is http://www.sff.net/people/lamplighter/.Lee C. Hillman
Lee C. Hillman considers herself primarily a fanfiction author and has become a fascinated informal scholar of both fan culture and transformative works. Known online as “GwendolynGrace,” she is a founding administrator at FictionAlley, where she moderates discussion boards and records readings for their fanfiction podcast, “SpellCast.” She ran the first Harry Potter Conference (Nimbus - 2003) for HP Education Fanon, Inc., http://www.hpef.net/, and although she is the outgoing President of their Board of Directors, she looks forward to their upcoming conferences. By day she is a Project Manager, on the weekends she is a Baroness and bard in the Society for Creative Anachronism, and at all times, but mostly in the evenings, she is an actor, singer, and dancer in Boston area theatre. Sleep is optional.Jeffrey Lyman
Jeff Lyman is a 2004 graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop. Since then he has been published in various anthologies, including No Longer Dreams by Lite Circle Press, Sails and Sorcery by Fantasist Enterprises, and Breach the Hull by Marietta Publishing. He was involved in editing both Bad Ass Fairies I and II. He is currently finishing up a novel about some pretty rotten fairies. By day, he works as a mechanical engineer near New York City.
Mostly, Bernie Mojzes has dabbled. In what? you ask. Well, let’s see. He’s fiddled with UNIX, he’s framed pictures, he’s taught college courses and karate classes, he’s designed and built networks and generated propaganda for the technical elite masses. He has studied the Great Philosophers and mocked them all. And, apparently, he’s also dabbled with writing. Loki disapproves of this last activity: she looks at the screen, then at Bernie’s face, then sighs deeply and lays her adorably furry head across the keyboard. Enough, she says. And then: Feed me.Brian Koscienski
Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano reside in south, central Pennsylvania where Brian is often chased by angry villagers wielding pitchforks and torches due to his uncanny resemblance to Sasquatch while Chris can often be found in newspapers and magazines under the headline "Cro-Magnon Man Found." Their obsession with writing is pretty thorough; their compositions range from stories to articles to comic books to novels and even haiku. They even went so far as to start their own small press publishing company called Fortress Publishing, Inc.Chris Pisano
Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano reside in south, central Pennsylvania where Brian is often chased by angry villagers wielding pitchforks and torches due to his uncanny resemblance to Sasquatch while Chris can often be found in newspapers and magazines under the headline "Cro-Magnon Man Found." Their obsession with writing is pretty thorough; their compositions range from stories to articles to comic books to novels and even haiku. They even went so far as to start their own small press publishing company called Fortress Publishing, Inc.CJ Henderson
CJ Henderson is the creator of the Teddy London supernatural detective series, author of such diverse yet fabulously interesting titles as The Field Guide to Monsters, Baby's First Mythos and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies and some fifty other books and novels. He has had hundreds of short stories published along with hundreds of comics and thousands of non-fiction pieces. The first novel in his latest series, Brooklyn Knights, will be coming out from Tor later this year. Published in some ten languages around the world, he is as beloved as he is rotund, which is saying a lot. For more on this happiest, and heaviest, of fellows, check out his website, www.cjhenderson.com, where he invites you to read the posted short stories. If you send him a pie, he will remember you in his prayers.D.C. Wilson
D.C. Wilson lives in Harrisburg, PA with his wife Maria and their dog Rosie. His fiction has appeared in such anthologies as Bad-Ass Faeries, No Longer Dreams, and Fantasical Visions III. He’s also been the feature author in the periodical Tales of Indiscretion. He attend Penn State University from which he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. Allegedly, he works for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and teaches part-time at Harrisburg Area Community College, but these may be just rumors.Elaine Corvidae
Elaine Corvidae has been telling stories about faeries, elves, and dragons since she was a small child.
Her dark fantasy novels have won numerous awards, including multiple Eppie Awards and Dream Realm Awards for Best Fantasy Novel.
When she isn’t wandering the worlds of her imagination, she lives in Harrisburg, NC, with her husband and several cats.James Chambers
James Chambers “writes stories that are paced fast enough to friction burn a reader's eyeballs,” says Horror Reader.com. His tales of horror, fantasy, and science fiction have been published in Bad-Ass Faeries, Breach the Hull, Crypto-Critters (Volume 1 and 2), Dark Furies, The Dead Walk, The Dead Walk Again, Hardboiled Cthulhu, Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak Supernatural Detective, No Longer Dreams, Sick: An Anthology of Illness, Weird Trails, and Warfear as well as the magazines Bare Bone, Cthulhu Sex, and Allen K’s Inhuman. His short story collection, with illustrator Jason Whitley, The Midnight Hour: Saint Lawn Hill and Other Tales, was published in 2005. His website is ww.jameschambersonline.com.James Daniel Ross
James Daniel Ross is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio who first discovered a love of writing during his education at The School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
While he began in simple, web based vanity press projects, his affinity for the written word soon landed him a job writing for Misguided Games.
After taking a large part in writing and designing Children of the Sun, he continued as a freelancer on various contracts with BBRACK productions.
After a slow-down in the gaming industry made jobs scarce, he began work on The Radiation Angels. This is his first novel.John Passarella
John Passarella co-authored Wither, which won the Horror Writer Association’s prestigious Bram Stoker Award for best first novel of 1999. Columbia Pictures purchased the feature film rights to Wither in a preemptive bid. Passarella’s other novels include two standalone sequels: Wither’s Rain, and Wither’s Legacy, three media tie-in novels (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble, Angel: Avatar, Angel: Monolith) and, most recently, Kindred Spirit, a paranormal thriller. He resides in southern New Jersey with his wife and three children. Please visit him online at www.passarella.com.Lorne Dixon
In addition to the first volume of Bad-Ass Faeries, Lorne Dixon’s fiction has appeared, or is scheduled to appear, in +The Horror Library+ Volume 2, Strange Stories Of Sand And Sea, Bound Is The Bewitching Lilith, Dark Distortions, Bound For Evil: Curious Tales Of Books Gone Bad, Dark Wisdom Magazine, and PS Press’ wildly anticipated Darkness On The Edge. In 2006 he was awarded the Graverson Award, by the Garden State Horror Writers.Phil Brucato
Phil “Satyrblade” Brucato “To write is to tell the Truth.” Those words hang next to Phil’s computer, and for almost 20 years they’ve defined both his writing and his life. From Weird Tales Magazine to newWitch Magazine, from Pop! Goes the Witch to Deliria: Faerie Tales for a New Millennium, “Satyr’s” creations mix playful satire with passionate Romanticism. A recipient of various awards, Phil has published dozens of columns, short stories, essays, interviews, and comics, in addition to the roleplaying games for which he’s famous. This tale comes from a combination of his Sicilian heritage and some of the rougher elements of the starving artist life. “I have met the Money Ogre,” Phil says, “and he is me.” Satyr’s blogs are at: http://satyrblade.livejournal.com and http://www.myspace.com/satyrblade.Skyla Dawn Cameron
Award-winning author Skyla Dawn Cameron has been writing approximately forever. Her early storytelling days were spent acting out strange horror/fairy tales with the help of her many dolls, and little has changed except that she now keeps those stories on paper. She signed her first book contract at age twenty-one for River, a unique werewolf tale, which was released to critical and reader praise alike and won her the 2007 EPPIE Award for Best Fantasy. She now has multiple series on the go to keep her busy, which is great for her attention deficit disorder.
Skyla lives in Southern Ontario where she dabbles in art, is an avid gamer, and watches Buffy reruns. She’s naturally brunette, occasionally a redhead, and currently blonde. If she ever becomes a grown-up, she wants to run her own pub, as well as become world dictator. You can visit her on the web at www.skyladawncameron.com for free fiction, book news, a community forum, and tons of other totally awesome stuff.
Steven Earl Yoder has been writing for nearly 30 years, but only recently began pursuing publication. Previously he has been just about everything, including the founder of two science-fiction conventions, HurriCon in Ft. Walton, FL and JerseyDevilCon in Edison, NJ. He lives in Virginia with his wife, artist Christina Yoder, and three cats. He dedicates this story to his Father and Mother, who always believed but didn't live to see it.Steven Mangold
Steven Mangold co-runs the small press comics imprint Blue Rose Studios. He has published various mini-comics including; Neighbor Relations, Nature’s Call, and Another Day. His prose and comics work has been published in Robots Are People, Too, One More Bullet, and the upcoming Sketch South compilation. He currently resides in central Florida.Jason Franks
Jason Franks runs the small press comics imprint Blackglass Press. He has published a number of comics anthologies, One More Bullet, Rockstar Pizza, and Hard Words, featuring work in many genres by a variety of independent writers and artists. His prose and comics work has been published in Deathlings, Tango, and Robots Are People, Too. Franks currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.Trisha Wooldridge
Trisha J. Wooldridge is a freelance writer and editor with experience ranging from Dungeons & Dragons Online to animal rescue public relations. She is also a columnist, ad rep, and proofreader for Massachusetts Horse magazine. Trish has written a YA science-fiction novel, A Silent Starsong, and isco-writing Fae Sithein: Yesterday’s Shadows, with Christy Tohara. An active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Broad Universe, Trisha has published essays on writing and marketing in TOTAL Funds for Writers and The Freelancer. For more information, check out Trish’s website and blog at ww.anovelfriend.com.Christy Tohara
Christy E. Tohara is a middle school English teacher from South Jordan, Utah. Graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, she’s currently working on her first novel with Trisha Wooldridge. She has also published a few poems in chapbooks. While writing and editing is a daily practice in the classroom, Christy extended her experience by administrating writers groups. She has taken part in orchestrating various genres of writing as well as coaching writers with different skill levels.C.S. Haviland
Christopher Sirmons Haviland is the author of the young adult fantasy novel Faith & Fairies (as C.S. Haviland) and the angel fantasy Change, a short story published in Pronto! Writings from Rome. He studied under Terry Brooks, Ben Bova, John Saul, Dorothy Allison, and Lawrence Montaigne. He is the editor of The Synopsis Treasury of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Actual Synopses, Outlines, and Story Ideas Submitted to Industry By Published Authors (soon to be released), featuring neverbefore- published work by H.G. Wells, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Andre Norton, Terry Brooks, Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl, Orson Scott Card, Connie Willis, Piers Anthony, L.E. Modesitt, David Brin, and many more. He co-produced an award-winning motion picture in 1997 called The First of May, which aired on HBO and HBO-Asia in 2000-2003. He lives in East Longmeadow, MA with his wife whom he met on the internet.
4 3/4 Stars
"[Bad-Ass Faeries 2] was as much if not more as enjoyable a read as its predecessor, and I will enjoy reading any other books that come across from these authors."Zollyanna -- Night Owl Reviews
"Just Plain Bad is a wonderful collection well worth your time...I highly recommend this anthology!"Jim Stanton -- The Fix Short Fiction Reviews
"Just Plain Bad...twenty faerie stories ready to rip all of your preconceived notions of faeries apart."Becky -- Bitten By Books Reviews
4 Lyres, Recommended Read!
"Another wonderful collection of stories about Faeries the way they
were meant to be, just plain bad. I loved the peek into the real world
of Faeries who would have Tinkerbell for lunch."
You’ll wind up with Fae magick pulsing through your veins after
reading this wonderful anthology! Bad-Ass Faeries 2 – Just Plain Bad
fulfilled its promise! ...a must read for all you Faerie lovers out