Falcon Ridge Publishing

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Falcon Ridge Publishing specializes in quirky stories—the ones that straddle genres or otherwise defy genre expectations. With a strong commitment to quality storytelling, FRP brings you great stories from the road less traveled.

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The Man in the Mask
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
An A’lle Chronicles short mystery by the author of Backli’s Ford. To fulfill her sister’s dying wish, Violet takes the long, arduous journey to the far north, one step ahead of her larcenous uncle’s hired thugs. But when she finds herself in danger in the Yukon wilderness, she will trust her life to a strange man in a golden mask. A classic murder mystery that crosses pulp with steampunk
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 132,490. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When her husband Owen goes missing, Leah goes looking. To her shock, she finds herself on Jilimar, a world with no technology, flying monsters and a husband who is a stranger. But Leah won’t let anything keep her from getting Owen back home: not her growing fondness for this new world, not Owen’s new-found responsibilities, and not the kidnappers who take her hostage.
McKell's Christmas
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Deputy Chief Rob McKell doesn’t trust Christmas. Bad guys don’t take time off during the holidays so why should he? Then the lovely Jillian invites him to dinner on Christmas Eve and he starts to revise his feelings about the holiday—and his fear of long-term commitment. But before the evening ends, Jillian’s dangerous past will rear up to prove that Christmas is no time to let his guard down.
The Priest
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Chief of Police Kate Williams doesn’t understand why Constable Trepalli calls her into his investigation of the break-in at the priest’s house. This is a straight B&E and the constable is a competent investigator. Then Trepalli shows her what they found on the priest’s bed and Kate realizes she's in for a long day. A short story featuring Chief Kate Williams by the author of The Weeping Woman.
The Weeping Woman
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,610. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Kate Williams doesn’t do vacations well. She likes her job as chief of police in tiny Mendenhall, Manitoba. But her niece, the chef, is working too hard, and Kate decides a week by the beach in Gimli is just the ticket. Once they get to the cottage on the lake, however, she discovers something weird going on. And then her niece starts behaving strangely…
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dreams of ancient goddesses haunt Dr. Dana Garvey, expert witness at a rape trial. Then an old, tattooed woman weaves her way into Dana’s disturbing dreams. No matter what Dana does, a rich young man will get away with rape. But the ancient ones are back and somewhere between maiden, mother and crone—and the young man on trial—Dana will be swept up in mysteries beyond the reality she knows.
Running Away From Christmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Faith decides to escape Christmas and her friends’ matchmaking efforts by spending the holiday alone in the big city, she never expects to find Christmas waiting there for her. A short love story by the author of Going to Liard. "A wonderful story, no matter the time of year." - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When the judge offers Lily six weeks on Ellesmere Island helping at a scientific camp over six months in juvenile detention, she takes it. But the days are long in the Arctic and the work is hard, and she wants to go home. Then she finds the artifact and everything changes. A short story by the author of Station OSCX-9.
Backli's Ford
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,410. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In the early 1700s, an A’lle generation ship crashed in the woods of Lower Canada. While many of the colonists sheltered the injured A’lle, some reacted with fear and loathing. Two centuries later, nothing much has changed. This is what Constance, first A’lle investigator for Lower Canada, must deal with when she investigates the beating death of an A’lle boy in the village of Backli's Ford.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Leduc knows how not to get noticed, how to bide his time, how to hide what he does. He learned a long time ago, after his mother found the cats. Just a few more weeks, and he’ll have his military police badge. Then he’ll be able to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants… to whoever he wants. There’s only one problem. Someone knows his secret.
Lincoln City Blues
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When a beautiful woman walks into the office of Anastasia Charles — aka Charlie — with a story about a violent husband and a kidnapped kid, Charlie’s private investigator instincts sit up and pay attention. With $2000 on her desk, $8000 more the moment she finds the husband, and the chance to be a hero and rescue a kid… how can Charlie say no? CONTAINS FIRST CHAPTER OF THE TUXEDOED MAN
Station OSCX-9
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the edge of explored space, Orbital Station CX-9 usually swarms with construction workers and bright lights. But when the shuttle Persephone arrives with Stokes and the relief crew, they find the station eerily empty and echoing with the strains of an ancient Earth opera. Can Stokes determine what happened before the Persephone suffers the same fate? INCLUDES A BONUS SHORT STORY: JHYOTI.
Jhyoti: Planetside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Specialist Jhyoti sen Chandar, exoanthropologist on the Alliance ship Solar Wind, thought she had left behind the harsh caste system of her home planet. Unfortunately, it followed her aboard in the person of Engineer Parma sen Harpar: young, hostile and with a secret that will endanger both women. Includes a bonus short story: STATION OSCX-9.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,190. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Lauren Tom survived the Troubles that killed her father, survived her mother’s disappearance ten years ago and now, at 21, she survives on her own in a cabin in the Yukon wilderness. What she may not survive is learning that her mother belonged to a different species and that she herself may soon be insane, if those who suddenly want to kill her don’t get to her first.
The Tuxedoed Man
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,440. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An 'accidental' death, a train wreck and dark secrets in a deadly northern winter place Police Chief Kate Williams and her niece in jeopardy. Solving the crime could blow apart a friend's life. Not solving it could lead to her niece's murder.
Night Shift
Series: Mendenhall Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Driving back to Mendenhall late at night in a thunderstorm, Chief of Police Kate Williams stops to check out an accident only to find herself fighting for her life. A Mendenhall Short Mystery by the author of The Shoeless Kid and The Tuxedoed Man.
Kirwan's Son
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 107,040. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Almost four hundred years ago the Fey King Fin Bheara and the human Lord Kirwan pledged to come to each other’s aid if called. When war brews between the Seelie and Unseelie courts, the fate of humans and Fey rests on the shoulders of Mack, the eldest Kirwan descendant. All he has to do is survive long enough to honor the oath his ancestor took.
The Wise Woman of Ste-Agathe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Clara loves being a midwife, but she wants an easier life for her daughter, one not filled with long hours and hard work. But the strange woman who comes to her door late one night has different ideas.
Amulets by Design
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
WANTED: Amulet maker. Soon after amulet maker Madeleine de Repentigny opens her small shop, her fellow merchants start avoiding her. Customers stop coming. And then rumors of dark magic start swirling around, with Madeleine suddenly at the center…
Vanishing Woman
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A man who loves a woman will always protect her. Even in death.
Root Fire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A lost child, a banished husband--will it take a fire to teach Nell what's really important?
Going to Liard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A loving wife. A doting mother. A runaway.
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Cadet Jhyoti sen Chandar is the lowest of the low, a bhoto, studying at the Alliance Academy on sufferance. When she stumbles across a high caste murderer, she will have to decide between justice for the poor dead woman, or survival. INCLUDES BONUS SHORT STORY: Jhyoti: Planetside
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A short story about a fierce guardian, a jealous god and a very human love...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,010. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A fall off a cliff, a nighttime attack… Is Jules imagining it, or did someone follow her to the Yukon from Colombia to finally finish her off?

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Smashwords book reviews by Falcon Ridge Publishing

  • Judas Kiss on Feb. 11, 2011

    Dee Hunter is a flawed, complex, vulnerable woman who will stand up for what's right and risk her life doing it. This time, however, she may need help from a man she no longer trusts to navigate the treacherous waters of a corrupt correctional system. Judas Kiss is a straight up adventure, with a dash of mystery, a dollop of romance and a large helping of murderous larceny. Writer Karen McKee grabbed me from the opening scene and kept me captive to the very last word, which I read very late at night. I look forward to more of her stories.
  • Ashes and Light on March 06, 2011

    Set in Afghanistan, Ashes and Light tells the story of Khadija, a young Afghan woman who leaves her medical studies behind to help her father after the death of her beloved brother, and Michael, the American she views as her sworn enemy. Their intersecting pasts throw them together when Michael discovers a plot that, if successful, will lead to war between China and America. It’s up to him to put a stop to it, and he can’t do it without Khadija’s help. I enjoyed this story as much for the exotic setting as for the high adventure the two main characters find themselves sharing. Both are conflicted by guilt and divided loyalties, to the point where I was kept on the edge of my seat right up to the end, wondering if their growing love for each other would be enough in the end.
  • Pretense for Murder on Sep. 23, 2011

    This short story features the teenage Vallon Drake before she becomes an agent for the American Geological Survey. She’s at school (the AGS Prep Academy, of course) and is a handful for her principal and her guardian. She’s a young woman with extraordinary powers in a school full of extraordinary young people, none of whom she gets along with. And then she finds a body on the school grounds and she suddenly finds out that she didn’t know the meaning of the word “trouble”. Vallon is a smart, independent young woman and I had fun watching her try to figure her way out of this situation. I first met Vallon in Afterburn, where she is a grown woman with a serious problem—how to stop the person trying to rewrite the existence of Seattle. I like this strange world of the American Geological Survey and I look forward to more stories set there.
  • Walter's Christmas-Night Musik on Dec. 02, 2011

    I had downloaded this story months ago, but only read it last night. It's a wonderful story, touching without being maudlin, about Walter, an older man dealing with some hard times, who finds unexpected grace on Christmas Eve. Highly recommended.
  • Gabriel & Mr. Death on Dec. 02, 2011

    I loved this story. This is another one that I had downloaded months ago but only read last night. Despite the subject matter (I mean, c'mon, it's in the title) the story is about life and love and miracles. All of it written in the hound's "voice". What a great job Susan Kroupa did. I sighed. I smiled. I wanted Gabriel the Hound to come live with me. A wonderful story at any time of year, but so perfect for Christmas time.
  • Blood and Magick on Dec. 23, 2011

    I've read a number of stories in Karen L. Abrahamson's Cartos world and I can't recommend them highly enough. Original premise, engaging characters, fast-paced... And her stories span centuries. Excellent stuff. Blood and Magick if my favourite of her short stories so far, and that's saying a lot! I really like how she's taken a minor character from The Warden of Power novel and let us see how he became the man he is. Looking forward to more of Ms. Abrahamson's stories.
  • Edges: Collected Stories of Mystery on July 15, 2012

    Edges, by Michael Hiebert, is a collection of four crime-related short stories. They are all fine stories, but the first one, "My Lame Summer Journal by Brandon Harris" shines. It is quite wonderful. And sad. And uplifting, in a weird way. Hiebert has managed to tell the story from the point of view of a young boy, a story that kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering what the adults in his life were going to do. An incredibly believable voice. That one story alone is worth the price of admission. It is certainly worth the five stars.
  • A Christmas Blizzard Kiss on Dec. 09, 2012

    I loved this short story about Rebecca, a widowed mother of three who is struggling to make a good Christmas for her kids, only to lose one in a blizzard. When she goes out into the storm to find him, Rebecca finds more than she bargained for. You feel like you're fighting against the snow and wind right along with Rebecca, and I loved all the horse details. Perfect story for the holiday season, and all seasons.