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Gatherings
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013 by Ferran. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Taking care of people in dire straits is just proper. But when Maria's family rescues an unknown armed man from the clutches of a snowstorm they put their secluded life in danger. Now that he might be the only person able to bring her to her family.
Sister
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Ferran. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They'd never thought that much about it. That was their family, their band of brothers, their society. Not until they discovered that they had something in common with the stock, the providers. The wrong, weak but necessary other part of their genetics. Now they had to do something before first blood and harvest time.
It Cuts Both Ways
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by Ferran. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Rainieri has a rep, as a duelist and as a fighter, and he knows he will die for it... some day. Preferably not now. There are some perks with it, many risks, but he doesn't do it for either. What the didn't expect was a responsibility. Certainly not that one.
Good Instincts
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012 by Ferran. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Fanny is a good insurance agent. Too good. Offered either a better desk outside the salesforce or an overseas desk, she choses a desk in Cádiz, Spain, delivering to the military. But her good salesmanship comes from Gifts than can be used in many ways.º


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Smashwords book reviews by Ferran

  • The Freelancer's Survival Guide: Third Edition on July 15, 2012

    Good enough that I'd already read it at K. Rusch's site and I still bought it. Looking forward to what she might do with "The business Rusch" series.
  • Subtle Interpretations: A Faerie Justice Story on July 15, 2012

    One of those works I cough up the money for even though I've already read them somewhere. A great retelling of an extraordinary moment of recent history.
  • Scars on July 15, 2012

    While I don't completely buy some details of this story's characters, it's a good description of trauma, of people who believe they're above, or below, the common man. Of redemption.
  • Patriotic Gestures on July 15, 2012

    Beware of small crimes in small communities. Pretty well round-up. I personally prefer slightly longer pieces, but I'm still impressed by this one.
  • Highland Heat on July 15, 2012

    One of the very few hot menage stories I've found both believable --even with the small paranormal twist-- and sexy.
  • Elites on July 15, 2012

    I've been fortunate enough to meet people in similar situations, people who will call themselves "damaged goods". This, I believe, is a great story on the pitfalls of redemption.
  • Broken Windchimes on Aug. 26, 2012

    What I know about Blues wouldn't fit a thimble. That said, I've seldom seen such love for music in a written piece. While I might have preferred less confusion about the nature of the main character --I though for a while that I was missing something--, his education, while predictable, was filling. It might have used some more development in the later stages, but, all in all, a great work for the length.
  • Killer Advice on Aug. 26, 2012

    Under the clothes of space opera, a good classic Noir mystery. Seedy characters down on their luck, barely closed rooms... It just happens on a space station, and I have a soft spot for those.
  • Inquisitor on Jan. 27, 2013

    Nice story. I'd love to see it published wider. It has a certain Leibowitz feeling to it, and the explanations are tied in pretty well. I'd have personally preferred one of two other options at the very end, but that's a personal choice. Well worth in entertainment value and some classic SF.
  • Saving Face on Jan. 27, 2013

    One of the marks of a true writer, at least when you like short stories, is the ability to write something as powerful as possible in as few words as possible, keeping a good structure. Mrs. Rusch manages that... and more. Some magic, some noir... and a lot on being human, written in a way that surfaces while you're looking someplace else. Great work.
  • The Flower Man on Feb. 10, 2013

    If Smashword allowed for it, this would be a 4- star rating. The setting shines on its own, it hangs nicely on every cop and CSI show we've seen to date... and runs to the day to day. It feels rushed, however, and could have use half a paragraph of flesh here and there. It adds on.
  • Murder, She Workshopped on April 22, 2013

    YES! Cue me on Chicago's "He had it coming (Cell block tango)". Oh, Gods, yes! Rusch manages to capture the not-so-secret fantasy of more than a couple of viewers, and she expresses it superbly. The odds'n'ends about writing are worth a seminar on their own, too. In some ways, an odd combination that works admirably. Part fulfilling fantasy, part instruction, part a reverse Columbo. Nice.
  • Clinic on Sep. 25, 2013

    The description makes it sound like gender fiction. It is not. It's a tale on what being in medical means. A good share of family and friends are in the profession, and these are their choices.
  • Fiction River: Hex in the City on Jan. 31, 2014

    Now, I do have my share of anthologies. Single author, nebula prize winners, urban paranormal, you name it. I don't collect them, but I do have a few. They usually have one or two stories, three if I'm lucky, that I really enjoy, some that are readable and one or two I can't get myself to finish. The lowest level in this anthology is two or three that are somewhere between "readable" and "enjoyable". I enjoyed the rest. My one disclaimer is that some of them seem pruned, cut down to size, and would have been better with three or four extra paragraphs. That said, best anthology so far.
  • Vengeance from Ashes on April 22, 2014

    I might not be quite 100% behind those "like early David Weber" comments. Still... they do have a point. 'Honor of the Queen' kept coming to me. Nice novel, good character, some good Marine culture workings. Some of them pinged me weird, but that's a personal thing. Maybe, the pace is a tad too fast (the main character bounces quite a it) and some allowances for her action are... well, fiction. The book does have a "Prologue" feeling: there are many things left barely started, but that only means I'm looking forward to the next one.