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Real Monsters - B R Sanders

My short story, “Real Monsters” is now available for purchase on Amazon for $.99, but is available for free to those who subscribe to my Author Newsletter! Story blurb is below:

Scylla and Charybdis are sea monsters, but they didn’t start that way. In “Real Monsters,” Scylla tells her story. In Scylla’s version of events, what lies between Scylla and Charybdis is not death and destruction but a radical and vibrant love story. “Real Monsters” uses Greek myth to interrogate what some conceive of as monstrous forms of love.

Introducing the B R Sanders Author Newsletter!

Hi friends!

I won’t speak for you, but there is a peculiar kind of frustration that comes when you find out an author you read regularly has released something new unbeknownst to you and you somehow missed it. Or there was a giveaway and you missed the window.

Not on my watch, though! No, friends, that’s why I’m rolling out the B R Sanders Author Newsletter. I won’t blow up your inbox, but I will deliver unto you an email in these specific cases:

  • a new short story or book of mine has been released
  • there’s a possibility of delightful free things (like giveaways)

And that’s it! Any other pieces of news or meandering thoughts of mine have a home on this blog.  So if you’re interested, click here to subscribe!

– B R Sanders

Blog Tour: Check out Ilmarinen by Marilla Mulwane!


Altana Burrows has always been special.

She’s smart, talented, and quick to learn. She also has a secret, and whenever she tries to tell anyone about it—her friends, her family, the school psychiatrist—they accuse her of letting her imagination run away with her. They don’t believe her. They don’t understand.

They don’t know about Ilmarinen.

They don’t know about the prophecy, or the role Altana will play in it. But the people of Ilmarinen know, and they will help her: a young hunter with a dangerous secret; a talking horse who loves to play; a little girl with a big axe; a beautiful woman in a red dress. Eventually, they will all play a part in Altana’s story, and the fate of a world will rest in their hands.

That is, if they can figure out how to kill a god.

ILMARINEN is a newly released young adult fantasy novel from Illusio & Baqer, an imprint of The Zharmae Publishing Press by Marilla Mulwane. It’s available for purchase from amazon here!