Russ Crossley

Biography

International selling author, Russ Crossley writes science fiction and fantasy, and mystery/suspense under the name R.G. Crossley.

His latest science fiction satire set in the far future, Revenge of the Lushites, is a sequel to Attack of the Lushites released in 2011. The latest title in the series was released in the fall of 2013. Both titles are available in e-book and trade paperback.

He has sold several short stories that have appeared in anthologies from various publishers including; WMG Publishing, Pocket Books, and St. Martins Press.

He is a member of SF Canada and is past president of the Greater Vancouver Chapter of Romance Writers of America. He is also an alumni of the Oregon Coast Professional Fiction Writers Master Class taught by award winning author/editors, Kristine Katherine Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.

Feel free to contact him on Facebook, Twitter, or his website http:www.russcrossley.com. He loves to hear from readers

Where to find Russ Crossley online


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Books

Heroes of Old
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
On a world orbiting a distant star war rages. A war to decide the fate of creation. Mid-Level Trooper Judah begins to doubt the cause of their battle when his men and women begin to die all around him. Join the fight to discover the truth.
Angel On My Shoulder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jimmy Sax has a guardian angel whose help he refuses to accept when he's bullied at school. Jimmy fears standing up to the bullies is social suicide so he decides to stay quiet hoping the bullies will give up. When they don't, and the situation grows more desperate, Jimmy realizes he needs help, but is it too late?
The Great Bicycle Race
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Phillip Host, invents the first nuclear fusion steam driven cycle and his employer tells him the Royal Family expect him to win the Great Bicycle Race from London to South Hampton or the British Empire will fall and the future of Europe will be forever changed. Will Britain rule the road or will the sun set on the empire? An alternate history steam punk adventure.
Mind Readers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Vancouver Police Department officers, Peter "Pumpkin" Jones and Arnie "Slant" Slantosky are assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several sanitation workers. Pumpkin and Slant head into the sewage treatment plant tunnels. They discover a doorway to an underground city populated by a strange lost race and a deadly conspiracy. Will they save the day?
Solitary Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Uno Kellogg, corporate explorer, is awakened by his AI after the starship Destiny arrives at Pegasi IV Uno and the AI begin the greatest adventure in human history. Pegasi IV contains life -- intelligent life. But it's a one way trip for Kellogg and the AI has evolved beyond it's programming.Will the mission succeed?
With Death You Get the Eggrolls
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Wizards work for large corporations. Now a murdered corporate wizard begins an investigation by Detective Owlen Vay of the Ye Olde Vancouver PD. When Owlen calls in PI Rex Filagree (his oldest friend) to assist in the investigation, they travel the mystical world of corporate sorcery to find a killer. A world where wizards, magic, and murder mix, and the guilty always pay.
Death by Magic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Wizards work for large corporations. Now a murdered corporate wizard begins an investigation by Detective Owlen Vay of the Ye Olde Vancouver PD. When Owlen calls in PI Rex Filagree (his oldest friend) to assist in the investigation, they travel the mystical world of corporate sorcery to find a killer. A world where wizards, magic, and murder mix, and the guilty always pay.
Revenge of the Lushites
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Series: War of the Lushites, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,970. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the year 4444 and a 1/4 the Lushites have returned. Piper Cleaner, First Assistant to the Assistant Surveillance Officer discovers a Lushite intergalactic vessel heading their way. Alarm bells ring throughout the galaxy! Have the Lushites returned to seek revenge?
Shear Murder
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Series: Trudy Wilson's Murders, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An exciting prequel to A Bad Case of Loyalty we first meet hairdresser, Trudy Wilson. Trudy joins forces with Sharon’s biker brother, Bruce. Join them on a terrifying ride to a highway of fear, murder and conspiracy to discover the terrible truth. A truth they both fear.
Dragon Rising
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Assigned Special Operations Agent: Jesse Splint Capability: Athletic, deadly in all forms of combat, armed and unarmed. Has one hundred thirty two recorded kills. Code name: Dragon Mission: Discover source of zombie infection and neutralize threat before infection spreads. Use of deadly force with extreme prejudice authorized. Probability of success: less than 10%
Pimm's Body Shop
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet Leland Bicks, recently released from Oregon State Prison after serving twenty years for a double murder. A man with no future. Today, Mr. Bicks finds himself in Pimm's, a curio shop filled with a eclectic mix of magic and the occult where he meets Skip Pimm who offers Bicks a new life free from his past. A tale that asks the question, "Does every man deserve a second chance?"
Round Up At the Burger Bar Part 6
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
When we left Trixie Aioli and Cherry Bomb in part 5 they just discovered the body of Graham Wafer. Fearing they'd be accused of the murder they flee. In this instalment they arrive in a mysterious neighbourhood of living machines and discover a secret that may end their mission to change the future forever. Join Trixie's struggle to ultimate power in a fast food galaxy.
Until We Meet Again
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the not too distance future the Earth's ecosystem will collapse unless something's done to reverse the damage done by industry and pollution. Project Brahma holds the key to our future as a species. A project to meld human and alien DNA to evolve the human race before it may be ready. Will this have unforeseen consequences?
A Family Empire
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Order of the Magi builds their own universe and populates it with warlike races of aliens and humans as a training facility for young magi. This story is one such tale of a Magi teacher and pupil and their manipulation of A Family Empire. A tale of ambition, power and blood.
Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,000. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This collection of five stories reflects my love of science fiction and fantasy about ghosts, aliens, warriors and pirates, danger, and adventure on far away worlds and places of imagination. You will discover a planet for sale, and doorways to other times and worlds where ordinary people like you and I face the unknown life throws at them.
Friends of A Warrior
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
On an alien world two boys, one human the other alien, test their manhood in a ritual hunt. When things go badly Lotha of the warrior race, the Legod must seek a new ally or die and lose his honor forever. A tale of honor and friendship forged on a hostile planet.
Cave of Wonders
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's the 1960's and times are complicated but like any two twelve year old boys and best friends they love to explore the woods. When they stumble into a mysterious cave they travel to the past and discover a past neither of them know. A past that will change both their futures. A tale of family and secrets born in turbulent times.
Divided Loyalties
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
As clean up man for The League of Scars former warrior, Lou Tubbs exorcises the leagues demons at the behest of prince. His latest assignment brings him to Solar VII to a meeting. A meeting to kill his oldest friend. Will it be blasters or blades? A tale of loyalty, and blood oaths where honor is everything.
Round Up At The Burger Bar: Parts 1-5 The Beginning
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This book collects the first five parts of the serial novel Round Up At The Burger bar: The Legend of Trixie Pug. By the year 3333 1/3 massive fast food corporations control the galaxy. Trixie will become the galaxy's 2nd most powerful CEO for a fast food franchise called Heavenly Sky Burger. To read more about Trixie check out the short story, Big Business and the novel Attack of the Lushites.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 5
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The adventures of Trixie Aioli continues in Part 5. In this instalment her problems pile up like the next big burger special at your local fast food franchise. What started a simple mission to seize power and stop the rounding up of the customers bill, to a quest for a power marriage to time travel, has now escalated to unimaginable danger and possible death for Trixie and Cherry Bomb.
Lock, Stock, and Barrel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Planet for sale! Seller highly motivated! Simon Pyman repairs simulacrums on a muddy, rainy planet on the far edge of the galaxy called Windmill. His boss has the planet up for sale because he needs to leave, fast. Too bad Windmill's a tough sell and time is running short. Simon holds the solution.
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,270. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
in this collection you will find stories with impossible odds, satire where the fast food companies run the future, AI robots locked in a civil war, and space travelers with very human problems. In the fantasy section are stories of alternate realities, a vampire castaway, dragons, cheerleaders, and a man asked to fix a UFO. It's diverse enough for most readers of fantastic fiction.
Tales From Space
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,440. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Robots locked in deadly civil war, explorers faced with impossible secrets, a continent-sized asteroid about to destroy the Earth...these are some of the stories in this volume of fantastic fiction. Welcome to the 21st century.
Tales of The Unexpected
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,030. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Five stories of fantasy and science fiction each an unexpected twist on reality. In this collection you will find tales of dragons, AI robots engaged in a secret war, a shipwrecked vampire, a man who fixes a UFO, and a writer of coffee table books who enters a fantasy world in search of the perfect cup. Tales to entertain, amuse, and make your pulse race.
The Incredible Mr. Fix-It
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hank Mueller has been a tinker since birth. He owns a tinker shop known as The Incredible Mr. Fix-It because he can fix anything, even things he sees for the first time. One day the U.S. Air Force asks his help to fix a very special thing. A captured UFO. A tale about a man with a special talent faced with an unusual problem. The ending will surprise you.
The Legend of G and The Dragonettes
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A princess. A dragon. A Nun. Cheerleaders. What do they all have in common? Ambition! One yearns to be head cheerleader. One yearns for freedom. One yearns for revenge. One yearns for true love. But who wants what? A twisted tale of ambition where everything is on the line.
The Writers Tools - The Synopsis
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Every writer eager to supplement their indie publishing with traditional publishing must learn to write a clear, concise synopsis if they wish to sell their manuscript. A well realized synopsis is a sales tool, see how a pro does it. Multi-genre writer, Russ Crossley, offers his suggestions and provides examples of synposis' he has written that sold books.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 4
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The slippery climb of Trixie Aioli up the corporate ladder continues. When we last left Trixie she and Cherry Bomb were developing a scheme to stop the wedding of Herman Pug to her greatest rival. She and Cherry time travel into the past only to be confronted with an even greater obstacle to her ambition. She may even be fired!
T.I.N. Men
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Area 52. They build and develop a new space program. They operate the T.I.N. Men, massive robots to build the bases on Earth's moon and beyond to make those great leaps for all humankind. Software engineer, Will Arnett is recruited to join the T.I.N. Men project. He soon discovers there are those who oppose them. Join Will for the greatest adventure in history.
In Search of The Perfect Cup
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Trevor Watkins writes coffee table books, but now he faces his biggest project yet. A coffee table book about coffee! Problem: everyone he talks to has a different opinion of the perfect cup. Finally he discovers Almost, Oregon, a mysterious town where rumor has it there exists the best coffee in the world. Trevor journeys to Almost and discovers more than the perfect cup. Much more.
The Wise Guy and The Pirates
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The mob muscles the past, but which past? When wise guy, Little Frank Valachi goes to the washroom at Sam's Tavern he finds himself transported to a strange reality filled with blood thirsty pirates. He soon discovers all is not what it seems and decides the mob must take over the past.
Tales of Twisted Crime
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Five diverse stories of crime and punishment. A man on a road trip faces a mysterious killer, two oddball detectives meet the parrot of doom, in the not too distant future a group of thieves plan the perfect crime, an unlikely friendship leads to murder, and a serial killer takes an apprentice. No matter bent, broken or twisted, crime does not pay.
Strange Bedfellows
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A Shipwreck. Two women. One man. Trouble. A tale where terror will become a strange bedfellow, and the only way out.
Adventures into the Unknown
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,080. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You are invited on ten adventures along side detectives fighting for justice in alternate realities, spies confronting the deadly forces of evil, heroes battling impossible odds risking everything to save the world.In these stories you will travel through time and space, span galaxies, and battle the forces of evil with adventurers from the past, the present, and the future.
Tales of Weird Fantasy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this collection of stories you will discover magical swords with unfathomable power, ghosts, the future of crime, an alternate universe where the royalty of Europe's power never waned until the 21st century, and meet the children of fictions most iconic monster. These tales are as diverse as they are weird.
Children of the Monster
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Pinkerton detectives, Noel Stoker and Denis Doyle (sons of Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle), are summoned to Transylvania to meet with Baron Frankenstein. The Baron and his wife hire the Pinkerton detectives to solve a perplexing mystery. The children of the monster are missing, A tale of monsters and family where death is optional.
A Perfect Crime
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Big Pete Rustica, Tiny Murdoch, and Maurice “The Leech” Lévesque are perfect thieves. They have never been caught. A rich industrialist hires them to use alien technology to commit the perfect crime. A tale set in the near future world where cunning and skill can make you rich beyond your wildest dreams. Unless you fail.
Big Business
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ever wonder how in the novel Attack of the Lushites, Trixie Pug and her ex-husband, Herman became so embittered toward each other? This story will illustrate how payback is a dish best served greasy. A science fiction satire set in the far future where giant fast food corporations control the galaxy and he who's the fattest wins.
End of Empire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
In this alternate history story the royal families of Europe's unyielding power continued into the 21st century. Now Tsar Nicholas Romanov's Russian Empire faces annihilation at the hands of a rebel army. A tale where power becomes the greatest aphrodisiac. Includes the bonus story, Until We Meet Again.
Only The Worthy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Following a lead involving an ancient shipwreck found in the remote Queen Charlotte Islands, Section N agent Nick Sparta discovers a legendary magic sword. The mysterious and powerful sword has fallen into the hands of The Brotherhood, an evil organization bent on world domination. Nick must retrieve the sword or the world as we know it will fall under a cloud of evil for all time.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 3
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When we left Trixie Aioli in Part 2 she had just learned the man of her dreams (and ambition) plans to marry her greatest rival, Zippy Piner. In this instalment she and her loyal friend Cherry Bomb devise a plan to stop the wedding and save Trixie's plans to take over the galaxy. A tale of SF satire continues the grease stained adventures of Trixie Aioli in the year 3303.
Hero For A Day
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
When Mother Nature meets a young, dashing Kris Kringle at the annual Mythic Creatures convention she falls head over roots in love. And when Kris and she encounter a mystery of a missing magical key they start off on an adventure to find the key and save mythology for all time. A tale of adventure with a legendary hero worthy of Indiana Jones, if he were a magical elf.
The Eliminators
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Partners can make strange bedfellows, especially when they're your mother. James thought he had seen it all after he and his partner started The Eliminators Paranormal Investigative Service. When the ghost of his estranged mother shows up asking him to kill her things go from strange to downright weird. A strange tale of a ghost seeking closure, and the son who must decide to help.
Adventures in Urban Fantasy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Join Russ Crossley on a journey to five worlds of urban fantasy together in one collection. Tales where people turn into frogs, a woman travels to an alternate reality, in a fairytale world a newspaper reporter is accused of murder, a young wizard competes on a TV reality show, and in the far future the last vampire becomes the prey. Welcome to adventures into the weird and the wonderful.
The Wizard's Apprentice
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In a corporate America where wizard's use magic to become rich Ulbert of Shaman competes on the biggest reality show on television. The prize? To become the Wizard's Apprentice. The show's host? The greatest wizard of all time, Merlin the Magician. If Ulbert loses he may lose more than a game. Much more. Will Ulbert survive to win the ultimate prize?
Legacy of the Hunted
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After 200 years the vampires are gone. All hunted down and destroyed. Except one. She hunts alone. Humans no longer believe in vampires. Now something changes. Now they hunt her again. Will she survive for the next 200 years or will she be the last of her kind? A tale where immortality is more than a dream.
Tales of Bizarre Detectives
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two authors of fantastic fiction present their take on detectives and crime. A collection of six stories are tales involving werewolves, wizards, zombies, giants, even time travel, and alternate worlds. The detectives themselves are spies, time travel agents, big city newspaper reporters, some aren't even human. Join these crime solving sleuths on their bizarre adventures in strange lands.
The Penguin Sleeps With the Fishes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A strange, alternate world sits on the edge of environmental collapse and someone murders notorious criminal, The Penguin. Private detective, Frank Yellow and Bird (aka FYI) are called in to investigate. They discover the stakes are higher than first suspected, and very personal. An unusual tale of murder where the world has become an unfamiliar and unfriendly place.
End of the Flies
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Rusty T. Quits, lazy, misogynist, and too-much-TV guy faces a very real problem when his wife turns into a frog. He soon learns all the women in Seattle have inexplicably turned into frogs. Armageddon arrives with a burp! Reluctantly he sets off on a quest to save his wife, and the world, from a magical spell so devious it just plain hurts. Will it be the end of the flies?
The Family Line
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When disaster strikes it ends more than a life, it ends a family. In the year 2389 deep space explorer, Paul Bellamo receives terrible news. He begins to recall the stories his father told him of his famous ancestors who made history come alive when he was a boy. These are the tales of those intrepid men who made a difference to our possible future.
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