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The Fast and the Furriest

The Fast and the Furriest

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You can get away with a lot of things in Hell—bad singing, bad politics, bad breath. Even murder. But no one gets away with stealing Sam the Ham’s delicious Golden Pig. A laugh-out-loud story about life after death—from a rebel hamster’s point of view. More info →
Faster Than a Sleeping Bumblebee

Faster Than a Sleeping Bumblebee

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Jamie Sloan found his super powers sitting in a blackberry bush outside his bedroom window on the morning of his tenth birthday. Picking blackberries—not high on Jamie’s priority list, especially on his tenth birthday. But Mom insists—family tradition and all that grownup bunk. Using a beat-up old bucket handed down from father to son for who knows how long, Jamie picks until the bucket overflows . . . And finds himself holding a bucketful of trouble. More info →
The Other Side of the Door

The Other Side of the Door

A blind date like no other . . . A contractor’s not-so-perfect night. . . A cowboy’s magic touch . . . Wild magic and monsters . . . A fish who wants to fly . . . Five fantastical tales that lift the reader from the everyday world and carry them to the other side of the door. Includes: SNAP-A-TRAP, INC. BUBBLEGUM & EYE OF NEWT DOWN HOME COUNTRY MAGIC THREE TOADS & A DRAGON WHEN FISH LEARN TO FLY More info →
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From Deepest Shadow

From Deepest Shadow

Unexpected visitors, redemption gone wrong, imprudent love, lightless souls, and misguided faith are only some of the problems faced in these ten stories woven from Life'’s darkest threads. More info →
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From Darkest Shadow

From Darkest Shadow

A visitor from a dark past . . . A gambling addict’s redemption gone horribly wrong . . . A monster in sheep’s clothing . . . A father’s misguided love . . . A young girl’s reckoning . . . Five tales that dig deep into the human psyche, uncovering skeletons that might be better left buried. Includes: BROKEN DREAMS THE GIRL IN THE VELVET BLACK GOWN I, MONSTER SPIRIT LAKE HUNTING FOR WORMS More info →
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From Cracked Shadow

From Cracked Shadow

A lost soul struggling to find the light . . . A mother’s retribution . . . A woman’s misguided faith . . . A much-needed lesson . . . A nagging gone wrong . . . Five tales that peer into lives about to split wide open. Includes: EMPTY SHELLS AND BROKEN STONES AND THEN SHE WAS DEAD EGGSTREME MEASURES IN THE ARMS OF THE SEA SWALLOWING THE SERPENT’S TAIL More info →
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Coyotes, Coffins, and Cats
Fortin’s Revenge

Fortin’s Revenge

No matter whether it's here on Earth or halfway across the Galaxy, revenge always packs a punch. question is: do you take it standing up like a man or let it suck you into an empty black hole? More info →
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Hunting for Worms

Hunting for Worms

A baby bird… One Breath... Starts a dark future. More info →
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The Girl in the Velvet Black Gown

The Girl in the Velvet Black Gown

Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Vacation paradise by day. Gambler’s dream by night. But sometimes the line between day and night blurs, turning both paradise and dream into nightmare. When that happens even addicts can become heroes. Or not. More info →
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Snap-A-Trap, Inc.

Snap-A-Trap, Inc.

What do trolleys, bananas, and impudent fairies have in common? A fairy hunter named Zola and her newest blind date: Milton B. Flannigan, III. Unfortunately, dear old Miltie isn't everything he's been made out to be. He's more. Then again, so is Zola. Find out just how wrong a date can go in this laugh-out-loud tale from the streets of San Francisco. More info →
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A Clever Deduction

A Clever Deduction

When a corpse shows up along the nearby Truckee River, the race is on to figure out whodoneit. More info →
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Among the Shadows

Among the Shadows

When Cal is “sentenced” to spend her summer outside with a bunch of gawky kids and stinky cows, she’s certain there is no worse punishment. Life without her computer is no life at all. All her friends, at least the ones that matter, are online. There’s no one in the real world Cal wants to spend time with. Until she meets Troy. But he’s not in the real world either. Or is he? More info →
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A Cook in the Kitchen

A Cook in the Kitchen

Phyllis Carlson hates gizmos, gadgets, and anything techno. She keeps her entire world as uncluttered by technology as possible, not an easy feat in the 2060’s. But when someone murders her best friend, Phyllis faces the technology she despises head on in order to bring the murderous fiend to justice. More info →
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Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

There are things in the sky. Lights suddenly appear and then wink out of sight. Strange-shaped objects streak across a plane’s path. We know they are here. They know they are here. Only two questions remain: What do they want? And what are we going to do about it? When Leroy’s brother, a crack WWII ace fighter pilot, disappears overseas, Leroy is determined to figure out what happened. What Leroy doesn’t count on is help — from a very unexpected source. More info →
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Down Home Country Magic

Down Home Country Magic

Everyone wants a little magic in their lives, don’t they? Everyone, that is, except the guy Gerold’s been sent to bring back to magic school. Can Gerold save the day and convince the cowboy to come back with him? Or are Gerold’s dreams of a post-elementary education as ephemeral as the cowboy’s magic? More info →
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Eggstreme Measures

Eggstreme Measures

Co-dependency tangles with misconceptions in this tale about good intentions gone horribly wrong. More info →
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Empty Shells and Broken Stones

Empty Shells and Broken Stones

When Faith Morgan’s baby is murdered, Faith loses touch with reality. Grief and depression spin her into an ever-widening black hole from which the only escape is her own destruction. Rescued by a friend who sends Faith to a sanctuary on the west coast, she finally finds a path back to the world of the living, a path that is violently torn asunder by a sudden winter storm and a baby’s fearful cry. More info →
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Fiora Quinn

Fiora Quinn

From the eternal sea she rose – a tattered, lifeless husk – with but one solitary purpose: to take the soul of the one who condemned her. More info →
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I, Monster

I, Monster

The outcasts of Society, the freaks and the monsters, shamed and beaten into submission, know that Good doesn’t always triumph over Evil. When a little girl’s life hangs in the balance, however, the question doesn’t hinge on right or wrong, but on whether or not such an outcast—cocooned in darkness that exists halfway between fear and despair—can step into the light and take action. More info →
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Just Dropping In

Just Dropping In

When Hiram Randall finds a corpse in his bathtub all he wants is to make it go away, but the cops are determined to pin the murder on him and so is his shrimpy neighbor. Can Hiram con his way out of this sticky situation? Or will his wife’s research pull the plug on his not-so-soggy story? More info →
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My Own Flesh and Blood

My Own Flesh and Blood

Rhea Lockman hates technology. Gadgets and gizmos have not only complicated her life, they've killed her husband and son. Now she has a chance to help a rebel group in their fight against The Establishment, striking directly against the technology that is taking over her world. She's proud to finally be making a difference – until she discovers a secret about that same technology. A secret that tears her reality to shreds. More info →
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Night Jasmine

Night Jasmine

Life can take some tough turns. Some people are up to the challenges. Some aren't. Michael knows he has one chance to meet this final challenge. Then even that goes horribly wrong. More info →
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Smoke

Smoke

When you work side by side with the same guy 24/7, you start to think you know each other inside and out. But nobody knows exactly what goes on inside another person’s mind. Or do they? More info →
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Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake

When his wife gains artistic fame and is accosted by agents and reporters, Richard Stapleton knows he must go to extreme measures to protect his family. There is nothing Richard won’t do to keep their hiding place a secret. Nothing. More info →
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Swallowing the Serpent’s Tail

Swallowing the Serpent’s Tail

When a harpy is assigned to torment a young girl, she finds out that being a nag isn’t as easy as it once was, especially since the innocent girl is in danger. A danger that coalesces when the father’s lust send both harpy and innocent tearing down a path only one of them can escape. More info →
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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Johnny T. Bunker always knew the aliens would come. His grandpa promised. In turn, Johnny’d promised he would bear witness to the invasion once Grandpa was no longer around. And now the invasion is here. Johnny can stand around watching as the aliens take over his town or he can take action and warn his friends. Only thing is, no one believes him. In fact, Johnny’s not sure he believes it himself. Is his town really being overrun by aliens? Or has genetic manipulation finally gone too far? More info →
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The Edge of Tomorrow

The Edge of Tomorrow

Living on a frigid planet on the edge of the universe is not on everyone's retirement agenda. In fact, the only ones lucky enough to live this far out are refugees, miners, and outlaws. Kitty is an outlaw, though she doesn't feel like one. Out here on The Edge, she's finally managed to escape the law, settling down to a quiet life with her assistant, Annie. Then her quiet life is torn asunder as Kitty witnesses her assistant's kidnapping and realizes that her past is about to annihilate her future. More info →
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Three Toads and a Dragon

Three Toads and a Dragon

Wild magic and monsters. Who could ask for anything more? More info →
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When Fish Learn to Fly

When Fish Learn to Fly

All of Charlie’s plans for a high-flying future were about to become fish stew. He had to do something; he just didn’t know what . . . More info →
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Tale of the Juggernaut Fly

Tale of the Juggernaut Fly

A few nits, a giant fly, and one crazy adventure... When lives are threatened in a new louse colony, the local lice step up to meet the challenge, discovering new allies in the process. More info →
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And Then She Was Dead

And Then She Was Dead

They say love is blind. "They" should know you can’t go through life with blinders on. People can get hurt that way. People can die. More info →
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