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Michael Bracken
Although Michael Bracken is the author of several books--including the hardboiled private eye novel "All White Girls" and the young adult romance "Just in Time for Love"--he is best known as the author of more than 1,100 short stories. He has written in nearly every genre but has been most... show more

Although Michael Bracken is the author of several books--including the hardboiled private eye novel "All White Girls" and the young adult romance "Just in Time for Love"--he is best known as the author of more than 1,100 short stories. He has written in nearly every genre but has been most successful with women's fiction and hardboiled crime fiction, two genres that couldn't be more unalike.He is a two-time recipient of the Derringer Award for his short mystery fiction and has received several awards for advertising copywriting.Michael is also the editor of five crime fiction anthologies, including the three-volume Fedora series, and stories from his anthologies have been short-listed for the Anthony, Derringer, Edgar, and Shamus awards.He has contributed articles to "The Writer" and other writing publications, contributed a chapter to the writing textbook "Many Genres, One Craft," is one of five authors featured in "Writing Erotica," and is extensively quoted in "The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists." He regularly speaks about writing, editing, and publishing to audiences across the U.S. and Mexico.Additional information about Michael, including a selected bibliography and his speaking schedule, is available at: www.CrimeFictionWriter.com. He blogs at CrimeFictionWriter.blogspot.com.
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Reader's Discretion Advised
Reader's Discretion Advised rated it 6 years ago
I stared at the titles for the longest time before realizing I've actually read this anthology. I only remember bits and snatches, and that I didn't like all the stories (or even necessarily any of them), but it is indeed read, and so should be archived as such.
La Crimson Femme
La Crimson Femme rated it 6 years ago
Sexy sailors immediately conjures up images of fit navy men. Many see them in uniform on a boat. This differs a little for me. I see instead, half-dressed navy men up to all sorts of sexy shenanigans. The little ditty by Village People, "In the Navy", may also run through a reader's mind. Howev...
Musings and Ramblings
Musings and Ramblings rated it 6 years ago
The High Octane Heroes Anthology edited by Delilah Devlin, features a foreward by Maya Banks and is the work of 15 different authors. Since each story is between 8 to 16 pages long, each one is but a brief glimpse into the character's world. Each one was a complete story, even though there were sev...
The Book High
The Book High rated it 8 years ago
An anthology of short m/m erotica all centered on a "prince" theme. I anticipated that this would be more fairy-tale like than it turned out to be. Mostly, I think, because I wasn't aware it was erotica and not romance. It's hard to pull off a fairy tale when you've got so few words to use and ha...
Mandy, I read obsessively
Mandy, I read obsessively rated it 8 years ago
3.5*As with all anthologys, I liked some stories more and some less.All in all a good read, and an interesting variety on the 'Prince' theme.
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