Enthralled- Paranormal Diversions

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions — Anthology

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (2011) — Anthology 

Genre and Sub-GenresEdit

  • Urban Fantasy / Paranormal YA

Theme Edit

  • Teen paranormal road trips


Editor and AuthorsEdit

Editors: Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong

All YA Contributors: Melissa Marr (UF-YA, UF), Kelley Armstrong (UF, UF-YA), Rachel Vincent (UF-YA), Sarah Rees Brennan (UF-YA), Jeri Smith-Ready (UF, UF-YA), Mary E. Pearson (Paranormal-YA), Jennifer Lynn Barnes (UF-YA), Jessica Verday (Paranormal-YA), Claudia Gray (UF, Rom, YA), Jackson Pearce (UF-YA), Carrie Ryan (Paranormal-YA), Rachel Caine (UF), Kami Garcia (Paranormal-YA), Margaret Stohl (Paranormal-YA), Kimberly Derting (Paranormal-YA, YA-Fantasy), Ally Condie (Dystopian-YA)


A collection of fourteen original teen paranormal short stories from some of today's bestselling YA talent, united with the common theme of road trips.

A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire. Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series. Others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart. Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved. ~ Goodreads

Supernatural ElementsEdit

Vampires, faeries, djinn, harpies, psychic, necromancer, ghost, gargoyle, oracle, shades, Harpies, cannibal Girl Scouts, superpowers, . . .

List of Stories Edit

Story Title Series and Order Number Author Supes Lead(s)
"Giovanni’s Farewell" stand alone Claudia Gray ghost, supernatural gifts Cairo, Ravenna
"Scenic Route" The Forest of Hands and Teeth Carrie Ryan Zombies, dystopian world Maggie, Sally, Calvin
"Red Run" stand alone Kami Garcia ghost Edie
"Things About Love" As You Wish, aka Genies #1.5 Jackson Pearce Djinn Juliet, Lawrence
"Niederwald" Soul Screamers Rachel Vincent oracle, Harpies Sabine, Emma, Syrie
"Merely Mortal" Wicked Lovely series #5.5 Melissa Marr Faeries Keenan, Donia
"Facing Facts" Darkest Powers #3.6 Kelley Armstrong Necromancer Kit, Tori, Chloe
"Let’s Get this Undead Show on the Road" from The Eternal Kiss Sarah Rees Brennan vampire Christian, Josh, Pez, and Bradley
"Bridge" Shade series Jeri Smith-Ready Shades Logan, brother Mickey
"Skin Contact" (The Body Finder #2.5) Kimberly Derting psychic-like ability Rafe
"Leaving" stand alone Ally Condie (dystopian) Sora
"At The Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show" The Hollow series Jessica Verday superpowers, cannibal Girl Scouts Jane,
"IV League" stand alone Margaret Stohl Vampires no names
"Gargouille" stand alone Mary E. Pearson gargoyle Etienne
"The Third Kind" stand alone Jennifer Lynn Barnes ? Kissy and Jess
"Automatic"  Morganville Vampires Rachel Caine Vampires Michael

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Synopsis by StoryEdit

"Giovanni’s Farewell" by Claudia Gray

While in Rome on a school trip, Cairo, Ravenna's brother, claims to be developing psychic powers, something which frightens Ravenna and makes her feel concerned for her brother's mental stability... until she too has a strange experience.

"Scenic Route" by Carrie Ryan — The Forest of Hands and Teeth

This story is set in the same world as The Forest of Hands and Teeth series, and yet you don't really read about the Unconsecrated (the danger is alluded to but not mentioned). The focus is primarily on survival as Maggie takes her sister Sally to a cabin, one of the few refuges she was fortunate enough to find, and meets Calvin, who is full of surprises and has a story of his own.

"Red Run" by Kami Garcia

Edie's brother, Will, was one of many murdered out on Red Run. At the beginning of the story, Edie sets off to kill the ghost who is rumored to haunt the road and who she believes killed her brother

"Things About Love" by Jackson Pearce — Genies / As You Wish universe #1.5

This story is set in the same world as As You Wish. After Jinn, a genie, fell in love with Viola, a mortal, the whole of Caliban was shocked so Juliet, another genie, comes to Lawrence (Viola's friend) to learn about love and the frightening implications and questions that have arisen for her jinn world.

"Niederwald" by Rachel Vincent —  Soul Screamers series

Sabine, a mara, wants to steal her boyfriend Nash back from Kaylee so she and Kaylee's friend, Emma, stop at Niederwald to visit Syrie, a psychic of sorts whose house is guarded by very dangerous harpies.

"Merely Mortal" by Melissa Marr — Wicked Lovely series #5.5

Keenan, the former Summer King, now a mere mortal, and Donia, the Winter Queen, go on vacation. They debate on whether or not Keenan should risk taking the Winter Queen's staff to make him a faery again.

"Facing Facts" by Kelley Armstrong — Darkest Powers series #3.6

This story is about Kit telling Tori that he is her father, Tori subsequently running away, and Chloe, a necromancer, chasing after her and dealing with her own haunted feelings about what had happened regarding Tori's mother.

"Let’s Get this Undead Show on the Road" by Sarah Rees Brennan

This story has the same cast of characters as Brennan's in The Eternal Kiss. Christian, a vampire, and Josh, Pez, and Bradley, all members of the English boy band 4 the One, and Faye, their manager, go on tour, which turns out to be quite the bonding experience

"Bridge" by Jeri Smith-Ready — Shade series world

A story told in verse about Logan, who is now a ghost and contacts a Post-Shifter so that she can convince his brother Mikey to move on 233 days after Logan's surprising death. — Logan, who died and is now a ghost, is haunting his older brother Mickey, who blames himself for Logan’s death. This short story takes us back in the world of Shade and we learn more of what happened between these two brothers and on how they came about on making-up & resolving their feelings with each other.

"Skin Contact" by Kimberly Derting — The Body Finder series #2.5

Rafe, a character from Desires of the Dead, has a vision that he fears has come true (though his true power lies comes from skin contact) and sets off to see what happened for himself. —— we learn more about Rafe & his ‘ability’ on how he became to be so guarded about his feelings.

"Leaving" by Ally Condie

About Sora, a young girl who has to deal with her grief over her father's leaving and the implications of what that has meant for her (being Untouchable and lonely, wanting to leave though it would also mean leaving Elio, etc.) and what it indicated about her father as a person.

"At The Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show" by Jessica Verday

First line of the story: "The worst thing about cannibal Girl Scouts are the badges." One of the best first lines I've ever read. Anyways, Jane, the one human without superpowers in her family of hunters, goes after these Girl Scouts, and the situation quickly gets out of control.

"IV League" by Margaret Stohl

A pair of Drinkers fake transcripts and the likes and apply to Ivy League colleges. They drive to an interview with an Admissions Breather at Harvard. Will they get accepted?

"Gargouille" by Mary E. Pearson

About a gargoyle (gargouille), watcher of the night, who was caught and sold to a duke and had her wings cut off and the consequences of those actions on her life.

"The Third Kind" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

An impulse to go to San Antonio with Jess strikes Kissy, and even when she was young, Kissy could not resist the 'pulse. The real mystery is ... why San Antonio? What's there and what will happen to Kissy and Jess on this trip?

"Automatic" by Rachel Caine — The Morganville Vampires series

What happens when a Coke vending machine in Morganville stocks cans of blood that are doled out via ID card? Read about the consequences for Michael.

~ Source: Christina Reads YA—Review: Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

Cover ArtistEdit

Artist: Joel Tippie - ISFdb

Publishing InformationEdit

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Trivia Edit

For those of you who don’t know, Enthralled was the product of a tour. A Kick A@# tour that featured many women authors whose characters are strong, independent, and smart. It was a way to have authors under different publishers tour together. ~ Girls in the

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