Rusty Fischer

Biography

Rusty Fischer is the author of dozens of YA, NA and adult contemporary stories, collections and novels, including Zombies Don’t Cry, Vamplayers, A Town Called Snowflake and Greetings from Snowflake. Rusty also runs the popular website “Rushing the Season” at www.rushingtheseason.com. Visit him there for FREE short stories, anthologies, movie reviews, viewing guides and more… all with a holiday twist!

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Books

Love and Other Spells: Three Romantic Halloween Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Halloween may only come once a year, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying these three romantic tales of love, passion, witches, ghosts, spells and potions anytime of the year.
The Right Vampire: A Romantic Halloween Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
When Haley Chambers mistakes a handsome stranger in a Dracula costume for her blind date, she thinks she’s died and gone to matchmaker heaven! That is until her friend points out her “real” blind date – half as handsome but just as Dracula – across the room. Now Haley must decide which is the “right” vampire, surprising herself in the process.
A Summer Fling: Three Romantic 4th of July Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 17,030. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Summer love has never been more appropriate than when discovering these three romantic summer stories. From holiday blockbusters to Christmas in July to fireworks of a more romantic kind, summer heats up in this heartwarming collection of three romantic 4th of July tales. This volume of three complete holiday stories is 17,015-words and 93 pages long.
The Elf in Summer: A Romantic 4th of July Story
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Price: Free! Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
He shows up at Dale’s Diner on the 4th of July, a slight little guy with a wink in his eye and a T-shirt that says, only, “Believe.” By the time summer is over he is gone, but Holly Day will never be the same. Nor will her year-round Christmas diner, inspired by the elf who worked for her all summer!
A Brief Intermission: A Romantic 4th of July Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
As Flickers Cinemas empties and the whole town prepares to watch the 4th of July fireworks, Chance Prescott interrupts the horror flick in Theater 4 to surprise the movie’s only patron with a rooftop view of the town’s fireworks display. Will romance blossom under the stars? Or will Chance’s risky proposition fall on deaf ears? You never know what might happen in the summer heat...
A Very Retro Christmas: 12 Retro Christmas Movie Reviews
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Price: Free! Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Astrology
Flash back to the holidays of the 60s, 70s and 80s with a trip back in time. A Very Retro Christmas reviews a dozen movies most of us watched while growing up. From Mr. Magoo and Emmett Otter to houses without Christmas trees and killer Santa’s and other dusty gems just waiting to be rediscovered, take a trip back in time this holiday season and treat yourself to a dozen retro Christmas classics!
A Very Cartoon Christmas: 12 Christmas Cartoon Reviews
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Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Feel the warm and fuzzy spirit of the holidays with these twelve Christmas cartoon movie reviews, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Watch them all holiday long or anytime of the year you feel like sharing a little of that holiday spirit with each other...
A Thanksgiving Heart: Three Romantic Thanksgiving Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Thanksgiving is a time for family and good friends, good food, good company, good times. But this year it’s about romance as well, as you’ll soon find in A Thanksgiving Heart, my new collection of three romantic Thanksgiving stories. This volume of three complete holiday stories is 15,332-words and 123 pages long.
Seasons Change: A Romantic Thanksgiving Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tyler Pressley has just lost her marketing job… on Thanksgiving, no less. When Cliff, the owner of the failing diner next door, offers her a free dinner, she accepts… neither of them expecting how grateful they’ll be for what happens next.
Midnight Kiss: Three Romantic New Year’s Eve Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 15,400. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
New Year’s Eve is a time for new beginnings, but also for reflecting on the past year; what we’ve achieved, what we’ve lost… who we’ve loved – or wanted to love. Midnight Kiss is a collection of three romantic short stories that capture the essence of New Year’s Eve, the bittersweet expectation of something new mixed with the fond remembrance of something old.
A Very Scary Christmas: 12 Scary Christmas Movie Reviews
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Price: Free! Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Set a spooky mood this holiday season with a dozen scary Christmas movie reviews to make it a very "Scary Christmas" indeed! From cheesy to sleazy, you're guaranteed to find something to suit your style...
Three of Hearts: Three Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 16,360. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Romance, surprises, secrets and more await as you follow along with three very different couples as they find love on Valentine’s Day. This volume contains three complete short stories, including Careful Hearts, Candy Hearts and Conversation Hearts. Enjoy them with someone you love today! This volume of three complete holiday stories is 16,360-words and 96 pages long.
Conversation Hearts: A Romantic Valentine’s Day Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Benjy Simmons is a freshman in college but has never had a Valentine before. His neighbor, Todd Phelps, decides to do something about that. In the process, both discover what it means to truly celebrate Valentine’s Day… in very different ways.
Meet Me At Midnight: A Romantic New Year’s Eve Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It’s New Year’s Eve and Tara Fields is back in Frostbite, Florida, doing a story on the town’s most famous surfers. So is Reggie South, who runs Hang Ten Tours, taking tourists on a “star tour” of famous surfer homes. On a private tour, Reggie takes Tara places she’s never been, and gives her a glimpse into their shared path she never would have seen, if not for one fateful New Year’s Eve.
A Very Romance Movie Christmas: 12 Romantic Christmas Movie Reviews
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Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Before you snuggle up with that someone special this holiday season, enjoy these 12 romantic Christmas movie reviews to make sure you're watching just the right Christmas flick you can both enjoy for that warm and fuzzy holiday feeling! This eBook includes a bonus chapter on how to host the perfect holiday themed movie marathon.
Elf Wanted: A Romantic YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
All Toby Wyatt wants is a job bussing tables at Holly Days Diner. What he doesn’t expect is how hard it will be to earn his “candy cane” pin at the popular year-round Christmas restaurant. But he gets a little help from an unexpected friend when he learns that Grace Chalmers, a girl from school, works there as well. This 4,108-word short story is 23 pages long.
Scary Movies: A Romantic Halloween Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
It’s Halloween and Haley Tyson is working late at her father’s video store, Rewind. When her last customer turns out to be Josh Ridgeway, high school dweeb turned college freshman hunk, she can’t believe her luck. That is, until Josh’s girlfriend walks in. Will Halloween scare their romance away? Or will midnight turn Haley’s trick into a treat? This 4,630-word short story is 25 pages long.
Christmas Music: A Romantic Holiday Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Grace Weatherly is fresh out of rehab and looking to start her life over. So when the power goes out on Christmas Eve, she can’t help but lose her cool. But as the residents of her dumpy apartment complex come together in the dark, she finds out the true meaning of Christmas, one revelation at a time. This 4,661-word short story is 25 pages long.
Skipping Thanksgiving: A Romantic Holiday Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Milo Phillips is thrilled to meet her new boyfriend’s family for Thanksgiving dinner. But when one of them is a no-show – for the past five years straight – she sets out to understand why. In doing so, she uncovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving. This 5,017-word short story is 29 pages long.
The Third of July: A Romantic Holiday Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Milo Regis is the newest assistant manager at Buccaneer Bob’s Raw Bar, so it’s his job to interview the nervous applicant who’s so clearly desperate for a job. But when it’s also clear that Elliot Avery just isn’t right for the open waitress job, Milo decides to create a job for her in this romantic holiday story. This 4,605-word short story is 24 pages long.
Pinch Me: A Romantic St. Patrick’s Day Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Grace Phelps is working her way through graduate school at the local Minute Mart when a handsome undergrad comes racing in at midnight looking for cat food. And again the next night, and the next. When she decides to do a little snooping, Grace will discover that St. Patrick’s Day really is the luckiest night of the year! This 4,209-word short story is 24 pages long.
Candy Hearts: A Romantic Valentine’s Day Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Cara Styles is happy to be working at Snowflakes ‘N Scones on Valentine’s Day. At least it keeps her busy while she’s trying to get over her cheating, no-good, two-timing ex-boyfriend. It doesn’t hurt that her young coworker, Rory Fox, is doing everything he can to make this a Valentine’s Day she’ll never forget... This 4,175-word short story is 24 pages long.
Silent Night: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Grace Palmer’s boyfriend, Grady, died suddenly one year ago. But that’s okay, because tonight it’s Christmas Eve, and he’s promised to visit Grace at the Spin Cycle Laundromat… one way or the other. This 4,731-word short story is 24 pages long.
Elevator Music: A Romantic Holiday Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Darby is heading home on New Year’s Eve when she gets stuck in the elevator with a handsome stranger. But just when their last minute love story is heating up, the elevator starts and they part ways forever. Or will a New Year’s miracle bring them back together for a second chance at holiday romance? This 5,820-word short story is 31 pages long.
Dumping Dexter: A YA "After" Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Christmas break is almost over and it’s time for ultra-cool Kira Loftgren to finally dump mega-dork Dexter Dempsey. But when her holiday play thing breaks up with her first, it turns out Dumping Dexter is going to be a lot harder than Kira thought… This 5,410-word short story is 28 pages long.
Stories of the Season: Seven Romantic Holiday Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 31,130. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Enjoy these seven festive tales of holiday romance that follow the calendar in search of love. From Valentine’s Day to Halloween, from St. Patrick's Day to Thanksgiving, they’re all here, perfect for reading any time of year. This 31,047-word collection of five short stories is 161 pages long.
Sleepless in Snowflake: A Heartwarming Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s Molly’s first Christmas without her husband, which might explain why she’s shown up at her mother’s nursing home, desperate for a visit. When a chef busy preparing Christmas brunch overhears and invites her into his kitchen, the two make Christmas a little less lonely… This 3,960-word short story is 21 pages long.
A Toast for Thanksgiving: A Romantic Holiday Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It’s Thanksgiving night and Haley Sylvester is working behind the bar at the Sips N Snowflake Bar & Grille when Grady Cox, the one that got away, saunters in. As the two stroll down memory lane, Haley hopes the night will find them in each other’s arms at long last. But as the holiday takes an unexpected turn, Haley discovers that she’s right where she’s supposed to be.
A Halloween Heart: A Romantic Holiday Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
(4.00 from 1 review)
Gemma Mathers is a tour guide at "Frightening Footsteps," a Ghost Walk company in Snowflake, South Carolina. It's Halloween and when only one guest shows for the tour, Gemma can hardly believe her good fortune at being stuck with handsome, young Greg Saunders all night. Or *is* it too good to be true? As real haunts start coming fast & furious, Gemma is convinced this will be a night to remember!
Careful Hearts: A Valentine’s Day Story
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Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Reggie Fontaine isn’t exactly looking forward to his shift at the Suds ‘N Slice Pizza Parlor. That is until he meets Tori, who owns the tattoo parlor next door. What starts as a boring shift blossoms into something unexpected and magical, a night they’ll never forget. Of course, they’ll always have the matching snowflake tattoos to remember it by… This 6,500-word short story is 39 pages long.
A Very YA Holiday: 7 Romantic YA Christmas Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 33,200. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
Christmas may come but once a year, but this seasonal collection of seven holiday tales especially for young adults provides enough love, laughter and joy to last the whole year long! This 33,166-word collection of five short stories is 189 pages long.
The 12 Stories of Snowflake: Twelve Romantic Christmas Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 57,600. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
For the first time ever, this single volume contains all 12 of the “snowflake stories” in one place. They’re all very different, but they all have one thing in common: they all take place in the fictional town of Snowflake, South Carolina.
Snowfall: A Romantic Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In 'Snowfall,' what starts out as a routine catering job turns into a magical night as two lost souls try to keep warm during the year’s first big snowfall. This 4,220-word short story is 25 pages long.
Once Upon a Christmas: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
In Once Upon a Christmas, what starts out as a boring home-for-Christmas job at the local Books ‘N Beans Café becomes anything but when a mysterious – and adorable – bookworm starts making nightly appearances. This 4,770-word short story is 28 pages long.
A Simple Christmas Gift: A Romantic Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In A Simple Christmas Gift, a young couple must rediscover what the spirit of the season really means when they leave behind their fancy oceanfront condo for much humbler digs on Christmas Eve. This 5,870-word short story is 37 pages long.
Our Christmas Wedding: A Romantic Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"It must have been the mistletoe!" In Our Christmas Wedding, a surprise Christmas Eve wedding turns the Snowflake Senior Center into Romance Central. This 4,717-word story is 26 pages long.
Blue for Christmas: A Romantic Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In Blue for Christmas, a nosy private eye gets more than she bargained for when a suspicious wife suspects her husband of foul play. This 4,530-word short story is 29 pages long.
Now Showing in Snowflake: A YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
In Now Showing in Snowflake, a Christmas Eve shift at the Snowflake Cinemas turns into a real blockbuster for one lonely movie theater usher. This 4,170-word short story is 29 pages long.
Special Delivery: A Romantic New Year’s Eve Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Chelsea Darwin is looking forward to a girls’ only holiday with her assistant, Myra, when a mysterious stranger calls her catering company just before midnight, ordering the last-minute New Year’s Eve special. Who Chelsea delivers to that night will change her holiday… and the rest of her life! This 5,424-word short story is 23 pages long.
Make Way for Mrs. Claus: A Romantic Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Lily McClain is a confirmed SantaPhobic, which is why she's so ticked off that her regular Santa, Blake, has backed out for the night. But when she steps into Santa's red suit, she becomes an inspiration for hundreds of little girls, just in time for Christmas... This 4,650-word short story is 29 pages long.
Holiday On Hold: A Romantic Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A year to the day since their romantic Christmas kiss, Erica Fallon never thought Alex Charbone would keep their bet to reunite on Christmas Eve in Snowflake. Then again, she never expected he'd show up with so much... baggage! This 4,036-word story is 28 pages long.
Christmas Broken: A Romantic YA Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
All Rio wants to do over Christmas break is forget about the boy who got her sent to boarding school in the first place. So what's a girl to do when he winds up working at her favorite bookstore-slash-cafe on Christmas Eve? This 5,590-word short story is 36 pages long.
The Christmas Cowboy: A Romantic Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sara Winters had never had much use for Christmas. That is, until the year the Cowboy showed up and changed everything; for her, for him, for Christmas... forever! This 5,357-word story is 33 pages long.
Spin Cycle: A Romantic Christmas Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
All Dana Devlin wanted was to get the stain out of her favorite shirt. Was it her fault the only other guy in the Laundromat on Christmas Eve just happens to be the most eligible bachelor in all of Snowflake, South Carolina? This 5,880-word short story is 36 pages long.

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