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Carniepunk: Freak House

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Kelly Meding, author of the Dreg City and Metas series, delivers a wickedly fun short story in the Carniepunk anthology—a collection of urban fantasy tales that put a supernatural spin on all things carnival.

Sheltered and raised by her gypsy mother, Shiloh Harrison has never explored the djinn heritage of her absentee father—until she learns he’s been captured by a man who
Kindle Edition, 44 pages
Published January 12th 2015 by Pocket Star
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Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
A quick peek at the MC of the Stray series by Meding.
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May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Author shoved a lot into so short a story with great sucess.
Feb 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Fun short story. Fun to see how the characters met.
This was entertaining. I enjoyed learning about all the paranormal creatures (AKA "paras") in Shiloh's world. The plot was intriguing: A traveling paranormal carnival that displays fantastic creatures only to the very wealthy who can afford the $25,000 price of admission. Shiloh's dad is held prisoner there, he's a dijinn. Shiloh teams up with a werewolf and his friend. This short story could be developed into an urban fantasy series, easily.
Still on high after finishing Kelly Meding's The Night Before Dead, I decided to purchase this short story. It previously appeared as part of the Carniepunk anthology. However, I always prefer to buy the stories separately because I prefer to read only from the authors I like.

I highly enjoyed this -- the idea of a djinn offspring with her own power, that has so much potential for a full urban fantasy series/novel, no? For a short story, this one was satisfying to me. From the characters and thei
Alicia Williams
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Such a fantastic story! Shiloh reminds me of Agent Peggy Carter of the Marvel Universe. She doesn't fit into either the paranormal or human worlds. When she and another man partner to achieve their similar goals, they realize they're onto something great. Now I really want to read the series I hope will follow their adventures!
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm hoping this is the start of a wonderful friendship between me and this series. Really good writer with an interesting fantasy world to explore.
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