After a humiliating defeat at the hands of The Artist, Alister Kingsley, the King of Hearts is in a very dark place. The icing on the cake is that Crim's kiss failed to break the sleeping curse on his Cheshire Cat slave, Katrina. Not that he loves her or anything. What he really misses is the delicious raspberry tarts she used to make. Sensing Crim's current vulnerability his enemies strike.
Sexy plans come to screeching halt when Kelsey finds an old board game in a closet and insists that they try playing it. It’s called “Exchanji: An exciting game of changes for consenting adults.” Even though it’s meant to be sexy, Connor is skeptical. It looks like it came right out of the 1900s! How hot can this game really be?
As soon as the dice hit the game board, they start to find out...
Every night for a decade Pussycat has dreamed of the Owl. The great hunter of thieves and villains like her. She dreams of their endless chase across rooftops and alleyways. She dreams of him catching her and holding her, his dominance and power. Every night she dreams of the things she'd like for him to do to her and her to him. An impossible dream...until it isn't. Until he finally catches her.
Join Higgs and Soap in a galactic romp featuring killer cyborgs, genetically modified thieves and undeclared goods, as they discover their latest cargo is valuable enough to die for. And they are all out of dying!
How do you repair a dead planet?
Maintenance Bot M-3 was always proud of the smooth and reliable operation of the starships it maintained. It lived for the desperate struggle against the forces of chaos and decay, fighting against time to complete repairs before disaster struck.
But this job may be beyond even its capabilities.
A 15,000 word science fiction novelette.