Kari Kilgore

Biography

Kari Kilgore lives and works in her native mountains of Virginia. From that solid home base, she and her husband Jason Adams find adventures all over the world to bring to life in fiction. Exploring local legends and mythologies in particular delights and inspires them.

Kari writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and she’s happiest when she surprises herself. She lives at the end of a long dirt road in the middle of the woods with Jason, various house critters, and wildlife they’re better off not knowing more about.

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Series

Voices through Time
Hartstown, Virginia, holds stunning natural beauty and a close-knit mountain community. Deep in the heart of Appalachian coal country, Hartstown also suffers more than its fair share of tragedy. Beth Azen discovers a strange ability that leads her deep into the ancient mysteries of the mountains around her. Mark Hersch finds more than he ever imagined on his lifelong quest to heal the damage left by decades of mining. Together, they discover the deadly nature of true loneliness.
Storms of Future Past
From dreams of the end. To living through the reality. Life and death decisions. Choices made only by fate. Follow four generations and the families they find through nightmares and heartbreak, love and magic.

Books

The Difficulties Ahead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Heartbreak of Acceptance Selene Knight fiercely loves and protects her children. Keeping them from too much pain and sadness. Watching her son Arch struggle in silence shatters her own heart. Only trying to get others to fight for him hurts her worse. Can she convince the ones who matter most to accept the truth and help them both? Also available in the collection Fantastic Side Trips
The Last Twist in the Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Heartache. Betrayal. Family. Suzanne and Paul arrive to settle a loved one's estate. The final, bittersweet step of saying goodbye. But an unpleasant surprise from an all-too-expected source awaits, leaving them both reeling. And angry. Will Suzanne take her chance to settle the score, no matter the cost to herself?
Lines of Strength and Grace: A Misfortune and Magic Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Escaping Her Own Past The new Baroness Dyna Bacalan faces constant change and adjustment. Learning her role and home of Profant. Enjoying married life with her beloved husband. But a mysterious voice from the past haunts her mind and threatens her happiness. Will asking for help set Dyna free, or send her deeper into madness? Also available in the collection Fantastic Side Trips
A Kaleidoscope of Cat Tales: Five Stories of Cats and People Who Love Them
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,260. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Wondrous Variety of Cats Cats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities. From sweet lap cats to gorgeous big cat predators, mischievous tricksters to fierce and mighty hunters. And their irresistible charms inspire their human companions to spin yarns almost as varied and wonderful. Join cat-owned human Kari Kilgore on a journey through the genres and joys of cats and their stories.
Trusting Their Magic: A Misfortune and Magic Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Pure Joy and Fierce Competition Tonn thrills at the sight of airhorses, even after tough months as a rider-in-training. Knowing every day brings him closer to a pairing of his own. And the ultimate freedom of taking to the skies. But conflicts with other riders prove the bigger challenge. Can Tonn learn to overcome difficulties and trust himself? Also available in Fantastic Side Trips
Footprints Along the Path: A Misfortune and Magic Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Drifting Through Noise When She Needs Peace Goresi reflects on her path to becoming an Honored Mage. Considering all the magical steps that delivered her so far. Facing one last challenge with a mind and heart full of chatter and nonsense. And no time left for practice and patience. Will a visit to her own past help Goresi discover the way? Also available in the collection Fantastic Side Trips
Wings of the Heart: A Misfortune and Magic Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
When Dreams Find Wings Mranes loves life along the Wrynath Sea. Scarlet sand and warm water, hard work surrounded by family. But her heart and imagination yearn for the sky and adventure. And a glorious airhorse to take her there. What will she learn about herself and the life ahead of her, on one special night when magic and desire collide? Also available in the collection Fantastic Side Trips
An Impossible Desert Flower
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When the World Goes Strange Connie's first time in the desert sends her into sensory overload. So seeing and smelling the unusual comes as no surprise. But when her suspicion turns from unlikely to impossible, Connie brings in an expert. And realizes odd doorways pass into worlds she never imagined. What secrets does the desert hold if you know how to look?
Survivors of the Malance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Journey of Desperation and Hope Thora's world changed in ten short years. From the promise of safe genetic modifications to a vicious disease wiping out billions. Now she and other GenMods hide themselves, fighting to survive in a failing landscape. Then Thora and her huge GenMod cats take a chance that might change everything.
In Service to a Superior Species
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Her Oasis of Calm in a Difficult Time Janet prefers cats to people. The endless variety of personalities, voices, colors, and cuddles keep her calm in a hectic world. So when the world begins to close down, volunteering to care for cats makes sense. But Janet learns sometimes people need care too. And cats know how to help.
Fantastic Side Trips: Side Characters Take Center Stage
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
From Hero Support to Leading Roles Everyone needs support and friendship. Especially fictional heroes on the journey. But those side characters live fascinating lives of their own, all too often unexplored. What would they tell us if we listened? Join Kari Kilgore as she discovers the larger world of her Misfortune and Magic series.
Finding the Tracks to the Past: Deb Powers, Otherworldly PI: Case #5
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Echoes of a Plan Gone Wrong Deb Powers finally welcomes friends and family with a neighborly new addition. 
But renovation at the old train depot alerts her sheriff cousin to unexplained happenings.
 A perfect case to save Deb from making progress in the career change she might not want.
 Will she uncover the trouble before the whole town's plans derail for good?
An Eddy of the Unexplained: Deb Powers, Otherworldly PI: Case #4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
On the Trail of Something Scary Deb Powers struggles to focus on her new job. Helping her unusual friend set up a website out of the ordinary. Her sheriff cousin hears of eerie incidents in town that spell trouble for all of Estonoa. Now Deb takes a chance on digging out the weird before word gets out. Can she crack the case before it's too late for everyone?
The Strange Critter at the Old Johnston Place: Deb Powers, Otherworldly PI: Case #3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Not the Best Place for a Good Night's Sleep Deb Powers finally gets to work. Helping an old friend with new potential upgrade his life. This time her cousin brings a case at a B&B in town that threatens the owner's sanity. A free stay plus a chance to investigate the bizarre proves too much for Deb to resist. Will she figure out the trouble before she loses her own sanity in the process?
Passages in the Real World: Six Stories of Life's Transitions
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,220. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Changes That Redefine Us All All the years of life bring change. Beginnings and endings. Differences we welcome or dread. Many unavoidable, no matter how bitter or sweet. Every one bringing an in-between time that sometimes feels endless. And sometimes passes in a flash. Join storyteller Kari Kilgore as she explores the passages a lifetime brings.
A Cave of Whispering Secrets: Deb Powers, Otherworldly PI: Case #2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Something Strange Lurks in a Shadowy World Deb Powers settles into her new mountain home town, hoping to build a new career to match. But her cousin brings a case too eerie and weird to ignore. A return to a childhood haunt that now lives up to the name. And an unconventional friend to help Deb see the other side. What will the Otherworldly PI discover in the underworld?
Making a Change for the Stranger: Deb Powers, Otherworldly PI: Case #1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Meet the New PI in Town, Whether She Likes It or Not Deb Powers leaves her old life as a private investigator behind. Hoping mountain life suits her better. Determined not to let her troublesome sheriff cousin draw her right back in. Deb never expects an odd case of disappearing tools to sneak right past her common sense. And open her eyes to all of the weird at the heart of her new home town.
Traditions Worth Keeping
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sometimes Everybody Needs Recovery Lucy finds a warm Thanksgiving welcome, in her childhood home with her father’s new family. Sharing traditions strange and familiar. Creating something new, together. But she worries about her brother Jacob facing changes while he repairs his own life. Can Jacob help Lucy take the next step in her own recovery?
Jenna and the Lightning Beast: A Minor Superhero Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Even Superheroes Hate Renovations Jenna accepts a job that takes confidentiality to the extreme: a major remodel on a minor superhero's lair. The only real secret? How Earth Worm can afford to buy everyone's silence, plus labor, materials, and lodging. Trouble builds on the horizon before the job gets started. Will a minor villain trying to break into the big time undermine them all?
What Breaks a Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A Truth too Hard to Face Only one thing on earth pulls Reggie hard enough to land him in a junked car, in the middle of sweltering Texas. His estranged son Scotty. But when the trail goes cold, Reggie faces a hard choice. Fight for the sweet boy he remembers. Or let the strange man live his life unknown. How far can a father's love bend before it breaks?
Beware a Dancing Mother-in-Law
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Some Secrets Are Stranger Than Others Maggie got super-lucky in the in-law department. Her sweet mother-in-law Fran shares the excitement of her life with everyone. Then a string of odd events catches Maggie's attention. Events she suspects might all trace back to Fran. Will Maggie regret trying to uncover the truth?
Investigations Beyond Belief: The Intitial Adventures of Deb Powers: Otherworldly PI
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,910. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Clues Point to Impossible, Deb Takes the Case Deb Powers leaves life as a big city private investigator behind. But Deb’s sheriff cousin needs help with so many unusual cases in Estonoa, Virginia. Will Deb’s ornery curiosity draw her into her old line of work with a new paranormal twist? Join Kari Kilgore on a delightful trip into the unexpected corners of her home, and imagination.
At the Heart of It All
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
On Certain Days, the Hurt Feels Brand New Most people love the music computer in Sara's brain. Earworm lyrics. Trivia and connections. Obscure cover versions. She knows it all. Only one person knows the obsession behind Sara's knowledge. And the heartache she hides. Can a break with the past show Sarah a new future? Originally appeared in Obsessions: An Anthology of Original Fiction
Adventures in Winter Driving: A Storms of Future Past Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Oddest of Jobs in a Town to Match More than the usual number of unusual people call Maple Ridge home. Carol Sanderson and her boyfriend Sid Rutherford work for the most eccentric of them all. They know to expect anything when decorating the most mysterious house in town. Except for what they discover on a snowy December night. A Storms of Future Past Story
Shadows Mountain Deep: Six Appalachian Crime Tales
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,710. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
A Mysterious Land Full of Shadows and Secrets Narrow valleys shrouded in fog. Vast forests full of unseen creatures and hidden depths. Proud, independent people, fiercely loyal to each other, often suspicious of outsiders. A natural setting for a journey through crime and justice, death and revelation. Join Jason A. Adams and Kari Kilgore on a trip into the hidden heart of their mountains.
Sunny with a Chance of Happiness: A Lightning Gap Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Who Rescues Who? George Edwards knows his kids got a great start in life. They prove it every day. But that leaves George struggling to adjust to life without them. Needing to figure out the next part of his own journey. Then one morning, a change he can’t ignore bursts into his life. Will George grab his chance at happiness or let it pass him by? A Lightning Gap Story
Andre's Extra-Sensational Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Multi-Dimensional Crossover Andre Telkin loves cat sitting for his best friend Dana. Spoiling them rotten and teaching them his special flair. Enjoying the peace and quiet of the old tree-lined neighborhood. Except when he hears a sound beyond explanation. Too strange and disturbing to ignore. What will Andre discover when he leaves his reality behind?
The Best Kind of Teacher: A Storms of Future Past Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Race for a Snowy Rescue Walt Colley loves nothing more than watching a good snowstorm settle in. Except for the chance to help people as best he knows how. Then one of the kids he takes under his wing goes missing at the worst time, sending Walt out into the night. Can he bring everyone home safe and keep himself out of trouble at the same time? A Storms of Future Past Story
Decisions in a Dangerous Situation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Risking the Safety of Home Dreams coming true after years of hard work. Settling into paradise with the love of his life. Hugh Fergusson savors every long-anticipated moment. But a desperate friend reaches out, with a cry they must heed. Will offering shelter turn the dream into a nightmare? A Soul Travelers Story
A Soggy Brush with History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An Uneasy Shiver of Something Wrong Returning home to Hartstown, Virginia, thrills Beth Azen and her sweet dog Janie. Taking the chance to breathe and learn to listen her heart's voice again. Figuring out where her next path in life leads. But a missed appointment sets Beth on edge for reasons she can't explain. Will she solve the mystery before it's too late? A Voices Through Time Story
A Taste Just Like a Hug
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Lightning Gap Story Kay's Café specializes in comfort. From the greetings to the decor, and especially the food. Kay prides herself on knowing exactly what everybody needs. But some folks need comforting in a different way. One Kay struggles to recreate. Can she figure out how to bring the taste of love itself back to life? Also available in the collection Stepping Out of Reality
Hacking Cybercrime: Dana Sanderson Short Mysteries
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,040. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Where the Dark Web Meets Its Match Dana Sanderson left her youthful adventures in hacking behind. Settling for a calm and orderly career as a code-cruncher. But life in the Atlanta cubicle farms brings its own special kind of stress and nonsense. Then Dana's old skills bring her a chance at a new life. Join storyteller Kari Kilgore for five hits of clever digital mystery.
The Lightning-Struck Wood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When You Can't Imagine Saying Goodbye Paul's best friend Sadie lived a life worth celebrating. Bringing safety and comfort to troubled souls. Now Paul faces carrying on her work without her. Wishing to talk to her one more time. Paul never suspects Sadie left a secret just for him. A secret that changes his life forever. Also available in the collection Stepping Out of Reality
Facing Down Extraordinary: A Series of Ordinary Heroes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,980. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Everyday Life Turns Into Amazing We all need everyday heroes. And we play that role ourselves in ways large and small. Confused, overwhelmed, or scared to death, the hero inside rises to the challenge. Sometimes never knowing who they save. Join storyteller Kari Kilgore on unexpected adventures with five heroes who get the job done.
Amy in Wonderland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Curiouser and Curiouser
 Amy gets the chance to relive a cherished childhood memory. 
To revisit a beloved movie, and remember a night full of wonder. 
A solo trip into the past both sweet and melancholy.
 But sometimes the past makes other plans.
 What will Amy discover on her unexpected visit to Wonderland?
 Also available in the collection Stepping Out of Reality

The Road to Paradise Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Chasing a Lifelong Dream Ella finds the perfect vacation spot in the Road to Paradise Mountain Resort. Stunning scenery. Fabulous rooms. Decadent food. Peace and quiet and reconnection. And best of all, a dream car and a great driving road just for her. But Paradise hides more than Ella ever imagined... Also available in the collection Stepping Out of Reality.
The Perfect Shade of Haint Blue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Heeding the Signs Mark Hersch enjoys a busy summer in his favorite place: with his grandparents in Hartstown, Virginia. Working, saving for college, learning to drive. Getting to know his family and himself. Then one job brings a shiver of warning. Will Mark and his Papaw recognize the danger before it's too late? A Voices through Time Story
An Overdue Truce
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
When Family Secrets Turn Poisonous A family torn apart many long years ago. Two brothers, each sure they know who to blame. On opposite sides of the divide, now and forever. Unless uncovered secrets alter their memories and reality, and push them both back to the beginning. Originally appeared in Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Sins of the Father, Knotted Road Press, 2020
Y2K
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Timing Is Everything Lucy Mitchell dreamed of celebrating New Year's Eve in Times Square her whole life. Now she awaits the turn of the millennium there, after years of hard work heading off the dreaded Y2K bug. But the bug shows signs of wriggling past her efforts, with its devastating sting intact. Can Lucy head off digital disaster before the clock strikes midnight?
A Race Against Tea Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A Brewing Disaster Regina Burke never expects trouble on a fine morning in Bountyfield, Virginia. Especially trouble involving her sweet nephew Trevor. But trouble knows its own schedule, and holds its own secrets. Now Regina races to keep Trevor from driving into a nightmare neither imagined. Will she find him in time, before the nightmare wins?
The Definition of Crime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An Appalachian Crime Story Private Investigator Helen Hartsock returns home to the Appalachian Mountains. Searching for a missing person hardly anyone misses. She finds Martha Phelps: a woman with a mysterious past and fiercely loyal friends. And a deep knowledge of the secrets the mountains hold. Will Helen get answers, or regret asking in the first place?
Three Computer Geeks Gruff
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When the cat drags in a mystery A cold IT dungeon, full of noisy servers and grumpy workers. Not exactly a natural fit for a cat. Until you consider blinking lights and all those places to hide. And folks more comfortable with animals than other people. But this cat discovers toys more disturbing than cute. What will Dana find in the impossible hiding place?
Melting Point
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An Invisible Countdown to Death A cookie-cutter suburban house. A strange aroma. A dead body, and a suspect refusing to talk. Sometimes a stumped investigation needs a non-standard mind. A perfect case for Dana and her best friend Andre to work their magic. Can they solve the crime before the next victim's time runs out? A Dana Sanderson Short Mystery
Glory Lane and the Humid Holiday
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Strange Case in a Strange Place A chance to recapture past glory days gone awry. A cybercrime expert forced to endure warm, sunny weather in December. A South Florida holiday with two stressed-out techies ending up in the wrong place at the right time. Will Dana manage to crack the case before it goes from missing person to murder? A Dana Sanderson Short Mystery
The Fabulous Feats of Billy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Successful Launch of a Disaster Billy's new tech start-up sits on the verge of greatness. A fantastic reward for leaving his rotten old job in the dust. Until a miscalculation lands Billy in a nightmare. And he only sees one way out. Unfortunately Billy's way out puts him in cybercrime expert Dana Sanderson's sights. Can Dana stop him before it's too late? A Dana Sanderson Short Myster
The Box of Possibilities: A Sweet Fantasy Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,260. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A Magical Second Chance Quinn Hedges treasures her life and her friends in St. Louis. Until a love from her past shows up. Doug Linton finally gets his life together. Seeing his one true love feels worth the risk. Neither expects a bizarre heirloom, and the potential of finally getting it right, to take them into the strange. Can Quinn and Doug find their way through possibilities to each other?
In the Company of Women
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Through the distant past and forward into the future A hot July night. An American Midwestern town, steeped in traditional values. A group of seventeen-year-old girls, on the brink of their new lives as women. Only one resists, longing for another choice. A path to her own future. Can she break free from all who passed before her?
A Blizzard in Pink
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A Valentine to Remember Mike loves Valentine's Singles Night behind the bar. Too shy to make his own night special. Garrett makes his spectacular desserts for the party. Hoping for a little magic of his own. Then a most unusual blizzard brings them together. Will Mike and Garrett take their chance to get together for the best Valentine of all? Also available in Escape into Romance.
When the Fog Clears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A Second Chance at Love Managing a bookstore in a small town suits Will just fine. Chris returns for the first time in decades. The love and friendship of their youth rekindles at first glance. Can Will and Chris take their chance to be together the second time around? Also available in Escape into Romance.
A Linchpin Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Annie's life always feels disconnected. Detached. Missing an essential part. An empty space in her mind she never fills. Until one night a year, when worlds of possibility open. What happens when Annie takes a chance that could close the door forever? Also available in Fantastic Shorts: Volume 3
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