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Smith's Monthly #5
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,530. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over ninety thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this fifth volume the full and complete science fiction novel Sector Justice, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
A Little Night Music
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Andrew has problems fitting in. But for a change, he’d like to stand out for something he does well. If only the adults in his life will let him.
Fiction River: Moonscapes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
We all look up at the moon and wonder. And maybe dream. For centuries, the moon filled our imaginations. Eleven professional writers took those dreams and set original stories on moons scattered all over the galaxy.
Against Time
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 45,620. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith returns to the world of Dust and Kisses with a new novel. Paleontologist Callie Sheridan spent a few days deep in the Oregon Caves on a dig with three students from the University of Oregon. When they emerged, they found almost everyone in the world dead. Survival became her only thought.
Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing: A WMG Writer's Guide
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,370. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The publishing world continues to evolve, but myths about who can make a living as a fiction writer maintain a life of their own. Whether you pursue traditional or indie publishing success, you need to know the pitfalls and traps that undermine many writers’ careers.
Skating in Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mickey never imagined her life would turn out this way. But she learned the hard way that life holds many surprises. Seeking solace on the skating rink, she discovers that life’s changes hold hope for new beginnings—if only she knows where to look.
Second Fiddle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Homicide Detective Ned Zaleski resents the chief’s decision to enlist Sherlock Holmes’ help in Zaleski’s latest murder investigation. Zaleski fails to see how Holmes, newly transported to the 1990s from his own time by the Santa Cruz Time Wizards, can shed any light on a modern-day serial killer. But Zaleski soon learns Holmes’ earned his reputation for insight honestly.
Chimera
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gen wishes she could escape that horrible day, the day she lost her world. Medical advances can rebuild her body but not her devastated psyche. For that, she needs therapy. And her therapist insists that she care for another creature—a chimera. Soon, Gen discovers that humanity hides in the most unexpected places.
Thunder Mountain
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,830. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Offered a free trip into a remote Idaho wilderness that she loves and studies, Professor Dawn Edwards can’t refuse. On the trip she meets Professor Madison Rogers, and they fall for each other before they even reach their destination. But living in the Old West proves to be a brutal task. Somehow, Dawn must survive to rescue herself, her friends, and the man she loves.
Smith's Monthly #4
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over ninety thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this fourth volume the full and complete science fiction novel Monumental Summit, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Dust and Kisses
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,820. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Carey Noack returns to the ruined Portland, Oregon, hoping to meet other survivors after three years of living alone, she doesn’t expect the man of her dreams. At first, Matt Ladel, the only person living in the old city, thinks he imagined the beautiful woman weaving through dead cars. Then he finds the reality behind the fantasy.
The Destroyer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When a creature appears and offers the feral cat the Bargain—24 hours in another form—the cat forms a plan. He must use the Bargain to his advantage to save the life he knows. But the Bargain comes with hidden perils. And if his plan fails, many will pay the price.
Bonding
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Marisa relishes her undercover work—it suits her loner nature. But when an assignment meant to bust a ring of Ce’nark poachers goes sideways, Marisa finds herself in a position she never wanted—caring for another life form. But returning the creature to its family proves more complicated than she imagined. And the truth she uncovers might have lasting ramifications throughout the system.
Skylight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Abandoned by everyone, Skye strikes a bargain with the Assassins Guild at the tender age of 14 to work off her education. But in the years that follow, her training proves she must escape an assassin’s life. After failing one final test, she learns her fate—a fate no one can see coming.
By the Chimney, With Care
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Punishments for elven crimes vary. So, when Rolf finds himself serving time as a toy on a mantel during the Christmas season, Rolf figures he got off easy. But when a lonely child asks him to deliver a message to Santa, he realizes his rehabilitation comes with a price—one he might not be prepared to pay.
The Devil's Churn
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 78,390. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In The Devil’s Churn, bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch creates a terrifying world where the dark depths of the Pacific Ocean unleash a secret evil lurking among the crashing waves.
Smith's Monthly #3
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,860. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over one hundred thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this third volume, the full and complete science fiction novel Against Time, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Losing Dolly
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Annabeth loses her dolly three days after her daddy died. Little Annabeth searches everywhere, but she can’t understand why God would take away her best friend so soon after taking her daddy. And so close to Christmas. To heal, she must discover why dolly disappeared and find a reason to believe in God once more.
Three Wishes Before A Fire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
On Christmas Eve, Rob finds himself drawn to the set of his TV show. Jaded and disenchanted, Rob hopes to find something, anything, to bring a bit of joy back into his existence. What he discovers that lonely Christmas Eve will change his life—again. An inspiring story about the magic of make-believe and the power of healing.
The Road Back: A Doc Hill Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns to the world of his acclaimed thriller Dead Money with a new problem for professional poker player, Doc Hill. Doc agrees to help find a missing college student, the son of the Las Vegas Chief of Police. But little did Doc know that such a simple case would turn out to be so large and ugly and dangerous.
Fiction River: Hex in the City
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,300. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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Urban fantasy offers a diverse playground for some extremely powerful stories. Professional writer and editor Kerrie L. Hughes pulled some fantastic tales out of fourteen top writers for this fifth installment of Fiction River.
Heart Flesh
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In the months following Tim’s death, Sarah dreams. When a mysterious book with a strange dedication and an even stranger plot arrives at her home, her dreams turn to nightmares. Sarah no longer knows how to differentiate dreams from reality. Finding the truth will make the difference between a frightening end or a new beginning.
The Arrival of Truth
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In pre-Civil War Virginia, some slaves tell a story about Sojourner and the Truth. One young girl, forced to give up her own children and nurse a white baby, wonders what the Truth will mean. Will it set her free? Or will it force her to make terrible choices of her own?
Roger, at Sunset
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
September, 1963: Roger knows the future. Life in 1960s, the same as in the 1950s, certainly better than the 1940s. Roger’s future looks exactly like his present: the job of his dreams, the wife of his dreams, everything perfect and in a row. Roger, representative of his privileged generation. Roger, who sits down to watch the news every night…in a golden twilight of a soon-to-be lost age.
Smith's Monthly #2
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,880. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over one hundred thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this second volume the full and complete science fiction novel Thunder Mountain, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Trust
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Carter finds an injured dog along a treacherous stretch of mountain road, he knows rescuing her puts him in danger. But he can’t leave the dog behind, no matter what the consequences. Even if it means revealing his secret. Even if it means losing everything.
Dead Money
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 94,740. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Poker: a high-stakes, deadly serious professional sport. Doc Hill knows all too well the risks involved with the sport. Or so he thinks. But when one of the greatest poker players of all time dies, the stakes rise even higher. Doc must solve an increasingly frightening series of murders—and win the biggest tournament of his career—before he finds himself forced to fold his cards for good.
Harvest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The almanac determines traditions in Kerry’s family. Only her granddaughter Amanda doesn’t want to follow the almanac. And if Amanda doesn’t, then the power, hidden inside those traditions, might destroy her—and everyone she loves. Chosen as one of the best stories of the year, “Harvest” evokes the powerful force of family legacy.
Trick or Treat: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The teenage girl wrapped in a sheet calls herself Casper (as in “The Friendly Ghost”). But Secret Master of Fandom and private detective Spade doesn’t find her friendly, and she’s definitely not a ghost. Still, Paladin demands that Spade babysit Casper, and Spade never says no to Paladin.
Fumes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ernie wants to forget. His short life marred by pain he struggles to understand, he hopes the sirens will blast the thoughts of his mother, his father, of life and death from his brain. Thoughts too serious for someone so young. Thoughts that can scar deeper than flames. A searing short story about family, betrayal, and murder.
Year of the Rat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The family business: Some embrace it, some reject it. But for one family whose “business” means accepting science and religion, each sibling takes a side. Can something as simple—and complicated—as a rat settle the most important questions in life?
Smith's Monthly #1
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,900. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
One hundred thousand words of original fiction every month from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
Fiction River: Christmas Ghosts
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,540. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
For the fourth anthology in the Fiction River line, paranormal romance writer Kristine Grayson invited a stellar lineup of cross-genre authors to tell heartwarming stories of love set in the holiday season. From Regency England to modern day Portland, Oregon, ghosts facilitate—or try to stop—true love in the dark at the end of the year.
ProtectVision
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sixteen-year-old Sharyn just wants to have fun. But her overprotective father wants to control her life. He uses the latest technology, ProtectVision, to make sure she follows his rules. But technology comes with a price—one she, her father, and even innocent bystanders might have to pay. Chosen as one of the top ten stories of 2004 by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
The Voodoo Project
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Rebekah uses her Sight to fight for good. She works for the Voodoo Project, although her work involves psy ops, not voodoo. She fears retirement and a normal life. So she keeps working, going on missions, never knowing when her next mission will be her last. Because she can see anyone’s future—except her own.
The Dead Line
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Andersonville. The name strikes horror in the memory even now. But before Lt. Nathaniel Garrison lost two years of his life to that place, he fell in love with a beautiful Confederate—and married her at the exact wrong moment. Even fifty years later, he hears her voice. Then, he sees something he shouldn’t, something that brings back everything: the war, the loss. The woman herself.
The Diving Bundle: Six Diving Universe Novellas
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Series: Diving Universe. Price: $24.99 USD. Words: 137,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Diving Universe novellas have been selected as Readers’ Choice winners three times by readers of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. The Diving Bundle offers a chance to catch up with this compelling series with the first six novellas, in order: Diving into the Wreck, The Room of Lost Souls, Becalmed, Becoming One with the Ghosts, Stealth and Strangers at the Room of Lost Souls.
What People Leave Behind
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Andrea Donovan follows her hunches. But hunches without evidence don’t hold up in court. And she refuses to stop digging to prove her latest hunch. A hunch that leads her to disturbing conclusions about a disturbing crime—one that will change the survivors, and Andrea, forever.
Visions of Sugar Plums
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,420. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Nissa Kealoha helps control Santa’s image—his brand. An Image Specialist with Claus & Company, she helps promote his positive image and deflect anything negative. This year, Nissa finds herself counting the days until she can return to the Greater World to goose holiday donations and remind people about the good Santa represents. Until a man on a mission threatens her holiday plans.
Skirmishes: A Diving Universe Novel
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Series: Diving Universe. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,090. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The answers Captain Jonathon “Coop” Cooper and the crew of the Ivoire seek lie in the Boneyards. Boss loves the challenge. In her absence, she trusts Coop to defend the Nine Planets Alliance against the Enterran Empire. But an encounter from Coop’s recent past shows up to haunt him, an encounter that could threaten her future, his life, and the fragile peace between the Alliance and the Empire.
Safety Tests
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Devlin trudges through his job on the space station waiting for retirement and hoping he won’t die first. A test pilot with Licensing and Regulation, he makes sure only the most qualified pilots make it to the test flight, let alone pass it. But sometimes, even the most jaded tester misses something. And the difference between life and death on a space station? Missing nothing. Nothing at all.
Controlling the Sword
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Because he lost his arm in the war against Napoleon, Nicholas cannot return to Society. The ton will reject him. Now, he lives in solitude in his estate, claiming he prefers it. Then a child arrives. A young boy who reminds him of his past. A boy who threatens his present. A boy who must be dealt with to ensure Nicholas’ own future.
Folk Lure
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Drew, a private investigator, protects Karen. Lonely, sad, vulnerable Karen. So, when Karen decides to respond to a suspicious-sounding personal ad about a music audition, Drew tags along. What he observes puts his instincts on high alert. Drew fears the Folklorist plans to use her and toss her away. But the truth will prove far more surprising that Drew can ever imagine.
Killing Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Paula finds herself living a memory. Transported back in time, she straddles then and now. She must choose: Relive the past or accept the present. But what if Paula wants a third option—one no one thought she’d ever choose. “Rusch writes humanist SF.” —Locus
Fiction River: Time Streams
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,190. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The fifteen writers in this third original anthology in the Fiction River line explore everything from Chicago gangsters to Japanese tsunamis, and travel from 2013 to the nineteenth century to a vast future. Featuring work from award winners to bestsellers to a few newcomers whose time will come, Time Streams turns the time-travel genre on its head.
Skin Deep
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Cullaene learns the colonists want to question him about a murder, he fears for his life. But he must also think about the daughter of the people who took him in. She appears sick, and Cullaene soon realizes only he can help her. But helping her might mean sacrificing his own life.
Blood Trail
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Detective Zack Wheldon solves cases. The tough cases no one else figures out. So, when the FBI comes seeking his help, he must decide which to choose: the serial killer he desperately wants to catch or the as-yet-unknown cases that will grow cold in his absence. The FBI promises big things, more closed cases, more criminals behind bars. If he can trust the feds. If he believes in their methods.
The Perfect Man: The Deluxe Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,360. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Two tales with the same title about similar subjects by two different authors. Sounds like grounds for a lawsuit. Instead, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Kristine Dexter team up to show how ideas can spark both a novel and a short story. Both the novel and the short story are included in this volume, along with the author’s thoughts about writing, the writing process and, of course, the perfect man.
Coin of the Realm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Rosalind, a princess of Orsem, believes the kingdom values her less than a coin of the realm. Her father the King confirms her belief when he decides to marry her to a prince from a neighboring kingdom, despite the threats of assassination that pour in. Her father doesn’t see her value; the assassins do, leaving Rosalind with several dilemmas: Marry? Flee? Or stand and prove herself?
Five California Tales
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,860. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
California, a land of mystery, a land of magic. Assassins walk the streets alongside angels. Romance blossoms in the City by the Bay, while death stalks an LA science fiction convention. In this collection, find the first story featuring Rusch’s popular character Spade, “Stomping Mad,” as well as four standalone tales: “Ghosts,” “The Perfect Man,” “Monuments To The Dead” and “Spirit Guides."


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