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Hollow City

We rowed out through the harbor, past bobbing boats weeping rust from their seams, past juries of silent seabirds roosting atop the barnacled remains of sunken docks, past fishermen who lowered their ...

Dark Promises

Skyler Daratrazanoff pulled the long black shawl closer, making certain her hair was covered and there was little to see of her face. Her heart beat so hard she was afraid anyone close would hear. Eve...

Guardians of the West

Being an Account those Events came to the Throne of Riva and how he slew the Accursed God Torak.-from the Introduction, Legends of AloriaAfter the seven Gods created the world, it is said that they an...

Guardian's Mate

Rae’s job on the day of the Choosing was to stand behind her foster father and hold the absent Guardian’s sword. Absent, because the Guardian was dead, had been for months.The woods were quiet, dark, ...

Grim Tuesday

THE BLOOD RED, spike-covered locomotive vented steam in angry blasts as it wound up from the very depths of the Pit. Black smoke billowed through the steam, coal smoke that was laced with deadly parti...

Grave Witch

The first time I encountered Death, I hurled my mother’s medical chart at him.As far as impressions went, I blew it, but I was five at the time, so he eventually forgave me. Some days I wished he hadn...

Alpha Instinct

Chapter 1 Analena Cordona shoved her hands into the pockets of her thick, quilted down jacket. Not because she was cold, but because for the second time in the past ten minutes she was questioning her...

All We See & Seem

In the dream, she was beautiful. Her bright blue eyes were offset by the thick black hair brushing against her bare shoulders. Her skin looked soft and smooth, the shade much paler than the hand cuppi...

Bitter Sweet Love

Nothing in the world compared to flying, to the feeling of the cool air rushing through my loose hair or sliding over my warm skin and along the curve of my spine, between my wings. I was so high, so ...

Let the Sky Fall

At least, that’s what everybody keeps telling me.The reporter from the local newspaper even had the nerve to call it a miracle. I was “Vane Weston: The Miracle Child.” Like the police finding me uncon...

Lenobia's Vow

Lenobia’s world exploded with the sound of a scream and three small words.“She is dead?” Jeanne, the scullery maid working beside her, paused in her kneading of the plump, fragrant bread dough.“Oui, m...

The Unwanteds

There was a hint of wind coming over the top of the stone walls and through the barbed-wire sky on the day Alexander Stowe was to be Purged. Alex waited in the dusty Commons of Quill and felt the ligh...

Hexed

Turns out that when you kill a god, people want to talk to you. Paranormal insurance salesmen with special “godslayer” term life policies. Charlatans with “god-proof” armor and extraplanar safe houses...

Hero of a Highland Wolf

Inheriting a Scottish castle high on rugged cliffs overlooking the North Sea might have been appealing, if not for Grant MacQuarrie, the man managing it. Unfortunately, Colleen Playfair couldn’t just ...

Mortal Gods

The god of war stood still as a statue, waiting for Aphrodite as he waited for prey, for foes, for anything with veins to cut. The stillness lasted only an hour or so. Then he paced and huffed and gna...