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Made in L.A. Fiction Anthology Vol. 1

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Readers in Los Angeles are thirsty for stories that bring their city to life. This anthology features a diverse range of voices and genres. Like the City of Angels in which these stories were born, nothing is off-limits. Literary or contemporary, noir or ghost story, fabulism or science fiction, each story in this volume will forever change the way you look at this iconic ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 21st 2018 by Resonant Earth Publishing
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Rob Darnell
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Made in L.A. is an anthology of stories rooted in Los Angeles. I don’t think all of the authors are currently living in L.A., but I believe they all had at one time or another. I picked up Made in L.A. feeling like I would gain insights on life in the City of Angels and, well, I wasn’t disappointed.

The first story is a novella by Allison Rose, called Between Broken Pieces. I admit, at the start, I was put off by the female character who was “maybe” taking pleasure in being sexually assaulted. Th
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Amarelys
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-chez-moi
Rating a collection of short stories hardly makes sense, as they are so diverse in style and unequal in terms of how much I enjoyed them, and I don't have the energy to review each story individually.
This is one of my souvenir books: what matters to me is where and when I bought it - in this case, LA (The Last Bookstore) 2018, on my birthday weekend - and it took me over a year and a half to actually get around to reading it. I liked the last story, "Dry Bones", a lot, which means I end on a po
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Bonnie Randall
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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*Disclaimer!* I am a contributor to this Anthology, but am not gauche enough to have included a review of my own short story within what follows, a city defined by the prose of 7 fine authors:

Los Angeles is….movie stars. Between Broken Pieces: A tale that exposes the voyeurism, the obsession, and the sexual depravity inherent to those who choose to place Hollywood starlets on a pedestal. There is a shared malignancy within the characters of this story, and Between Their Broken Pieces you see a
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Shawnna
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Made In L.A. is a neat compilation of short stories set in and around the City of Angels.
Though, there is nothing angelic about the story's characters and follies.
It's a magical ride through realms I scarcely understand. Time, place and consciousness end up all wonky in many of the tales.
The bizarre and the macabre all get a chance to seep through our imaginations. I really wanted to stay connected with some of the characters well into a full length novel. Some I had to say goodbye to long befor
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Edith
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Enjoyed reading this eclectic collection of stories set in LA, the city of angels. Although the writing styles, characters and themes are diverse the collection works together. My favourite is No Vacancy, written by Bonnie Randall.
Christine LeBlanc
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this is probably the most fun I've had reading a book!
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Linda Rorex
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Made in LA is an anthology of stories of Los Angeles written by Los Angelenos authors. Between Broken Pieces by Allison Rose is a great story of a Hollywood actress Mallory Braun and her dealings with the dark-side of Hollywood. Going with the Flow by Gabi Lorino is the story of Sara from the eastcoast coming to Los Angeles with big dreams and finding it hard to set up her roots in Los Angeles. Her other novella Wild Irish Rose of an old woman growing old and how she had so many plans and is run ...more
Jessica Bronder
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Los Angeles is a place of many things. Hopes, dreams, fun, and horror. This collection of short stories has a little bit of everything in them. You will read about aliens, demons and angels, the young trying to be famous, and those past their primes. It definitely has something for everyone and no one will be disappointed. I loved all of these stories, some more so than others, but they were all a joy to read.

I won’t go into a summary of each story even though it pads my reviews. But believe me
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Jude-marie
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to say it's great, because one of my stories is included (ENDLESS SUMMER.) But even discounting that, the other stories in here run from scary to heartbreaking to thrilling, fully good stories, all rooted in Los Angeles. Great beach reading and great fiction from some of our best area writers. ...more
Toni
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This bone chilling read is a must for anyone that likes to be scared or unsure. Creepy!
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Allison Rose is a Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy novelist from Los Angeles, California. Much of her debut novel, "Tick", is set in a futuristic version of her hometown. Having begun as an aspiring screenwriter and director, she strapped on an electric guitar and tried her hand as a songwriter before discovering her love of writing fiction novels.

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