My husband and I have published two collections of short stories: Mind of a Mad Man (www.mindofamadman.me) and Bones of the Woods (www.bonesofthewoods.com). We are writing an urban fantasy series called Dime Store Novel (www.dimestorenovel.net). We also have a podcast called Shadow Realms at http://www.cyberears.com/index.php/Show/audio/5500
When this sequel to Rips in the Weave begins, the weave is torn and its threads are unraveling. Delilah has gone to find brides to appease Khrou-ach. Sassafras is dying from a spider bite. Agatha is preparing for war.
The Desert Rose is a story of love and loss, of anguish and joy, of metamorphosis and chaos. It is a story that asks the question -- what happens when a god loves a mortal?
Duncan O’Malley is satisfied with his life in Hell’s Kitchen. He has the boxing gym he’d always wanted to start and a brother who cares for him, even if he does drive him bonkers sometimes. Unfortunately, his peaceful life ends when he’s ‘invited’ to become a Citizen On Patrol and discovers there are unseen dangers in the shadowed alleyways and angels who will change his world forever.
Delilah Cats is thrilled when Laurent Cheney asks her to marry him. However, her sister Sassafras is against their marriage and goes to Agatha, the guardian of the swamp, for advice. Together they plot to tear apart the lovers. But when Delilah defies her sister and follows her heart, she is entangled in a struggle between men and gods, each with his own agenda and the power to destroy.
Something happened in the swamp on February 14, 1900 and Agatha, the earthbound goddess of the swamp, witnessed it. On April 1st, the goddess of chaos shows up with a squalling bundle under her arms. How does this concern Swampy? It doesn't -- at least not until those pesky fairies get him involved.
By Rachelle Reese
Published: March 19, 2009.
(3.00 from 1 review)
After Amanda's family leaves the safety net of the city for the Undiscovered Foothills, Amanda discovers a crumbling house in the woods. Inside the house, she finds the diary of the writer who lived there long ago before the terrorists were rounded up and the rural families migrated to the protection of the safety net. As Amanda reads the diary, she finds some surprising parallels with her world.
By Rachelle Reese
Published: February 10, 2009.
When Crimson's grandmother dies, Crimson moves into the house that's been passed down to a female in the family for generations. She finds comfort in her memories and her conversations with Lou, her grandmother's gardner and handyman. But one night, a woman in an old-fashioned ballgown invites her to dance and Crimson learns the chilling truth about her legacy. Published in Mind of a Mad Man.
Dragons Don't Dream is a pleasant fairy tale that entertains and teaches without being too moralistic. With some editing and illustrations, it would be an excellent children's book. The story made me smile.
When you think "ghost story", do you immediately think scary? I did, but K.F. Kirwin surprised me. While some of the stories in Haunted Bedtime Stories made goosebumps raise up on my arms, the ghosts in other stories were funny, thoughtful, tragic, and genuine. If you like ghosts with personality, you will love this book.