Becky Burkheart

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Becky takes frequent flights of fantasy, in real life as well as in her writing. It's said that life is stranger than fiction, but Becky's out to prove it's possible to integrate it both ways. Whether she's racing her Arabian horses through the woods, rapid firing her .45 or gargoyling from local rooftops, Becky finds it hard to stay grounded in the real world. Although she has yet to ride in a space ship (she did get to simulate crashing a 727) or to meet a real vampire (that she's aware of), anachronistic dress, "QaQ poHmey" and pints of brew (yes, it comes in pints) are standard fare on the odd weekend.

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Roadtrip
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A short humorous paranormal horror story in which Tamara has a few days off work so she grabs her keys, credit cards and her little dog and hits the road for a spontaneous roadtrip. She tries to dismiss her growing paranoia, but it just keeps getting worse. It couldn't have anything to do with that weird little bone her her dog dug up out of the garden ... could it?
Curse of the Thunder Jewel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,010. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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If he follows her home, does she have to keep him? The half-elven Daleena agrees to be the Dragonlord's consort, unaware she's going to be bound to a magical jewel that's stuck inside the hero who insists on rescuing her. Given the chance to attain all she’s never dared to dream of, will Daleena throw it away, choosing instead to wander alongside her hero?
The Blood of the Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A fresh retelling of a classic myth. As history is told by the victors, what has passed down through the ages is exactly what the Queen wanted us to know. Now read the true tale, the story of a great queen, bidding her time, and at long last reclaiming her own. *prev published in the Short and Twisted Fairy Tales Anthology
Diomedes Blac
Series: Herakles vs.. Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Read the truth behind the Third Labor of Herakles, the so-called theft of the flesh-eating mares, as told by the lead mare, Diomedes' Blac, as she makes her choice.
The Shepherdess and the King
Series: Herakles vs.. Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
Read the truth of the first labor of Herakles as told by the one who suffered his wrath. This is tale of the Lion of Nemea, his truth and that of the shepherdess who loved him and suffered his loss
Heads of the Hydra
Series: Herakles vs.. Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Read the truth of the labors of Herakles as told by the ones who suffered his wrath. Heads of the Hydra is the second of 12 short stories each told by the so-called monster.

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  • War Child on Nov. 29, 2013

    Very good new fantasy is a rare and wonderful find and the only way I can fault this is that I'm now even more anxious to read more of her work. I'd say "I want more", but this story is perfectly suited for the length it is, although I can well see a sequel and prequel fleshing out the details you only get hints of. Ms Fisk has amazing talent to merge her own unique style in keeping with a rich and deep genre and I'm delighted to list myself as one of her readers.
  • Shafter: A Science Fiction Adventure on Jan. 08, 2014
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    Another amazing story by Ms Fisk. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. It's not just a "science fiction", but a human story with drama and political twists, about seeking acceptance and love and the chance to stand on your own feet. The cultural is well done, very different in many ways from our own, but not so different in others. I loved the relationships, how they grew and developed but above all -- it's simply a good story.
  • Nothing Men on March 01, 2014

    A delightful journey back to classic horror. In this modern age of so many sub-sub-sub genres and specialties, it was a real treat to pick this up and find it to be a true horror tale in the classic sense. Mr Brunell perfectly captured the contrast of idyllic and terrifying, in both his settings and his portrayal of community and family values.