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Today's prompt: What is a short story or novella that doesn't get the attention that it deserves? Recommend to readers what shorts you would recommend they start with. How about listing some short story anthologies based upon genres or authors?
~ I've got to admit I'm a sucker for a good anthology, especially if it has some names attached that are already my favorites to read. For me, writing style has a lot to do with my enjoyment of a book and reading a short story or novella gives me an idea of their particular style and if it is something that I would like in a longer book format.
As you can see over to the side, I'm currently reading Dark Bites. It is a collection of almost all Sherrilyn Kenyon's shorts connected to her Dark Hunter world. I have most of the anthologies that they were originally published in but I'm finding several I haven't gotten around to reading yet.
Jim Butcher (Side Jobs features shorts from Dresden Files series) and J.D. Robb (In Death series)are two others that I often will pick up any anthology that they have a story in.
I'm not sure of other genres but Urban Fantasy and Paranormal has an abundance of anthologies many of which are part of larger series.