Will Tate grew up in a small southern Virginia town very much like the ones described in fiction. He is intimately familiar with the culture one finds in such places, and the personalities who inhabit them.
Bobby Butler can read minds. He discovers his new gift at school, and it doesn’t go well. The fantasy of reading minds, of knowing exactly what other people think, is very pretty. The reality is quite different. It begins with a beating, and will end when he decides whether his new power will be a gift or a curse.
A lifetime of adventure as cowhand, gunman, soldier and indian fighter kept "Kid" Hackett busy for a lifetime. Now he's enjoying his retirement, running the hotel he owns with his young wife Katie. When a guest turns up dead, justice demands that the killer be found. But sometimes justice conflicts with other values, and Kid isn't sure he wants this one solved.
Life on the frontier is always hard and often dangerous. Micah and Scott return home to find the ranch burned and their brother dead. Life gets more dangerous, and weirder, when the culprits return and they realize they're dealing with the restless dead...
Evan Miller works security for an exclusive adult club. When he discovers a woman, badly beaten and unconscious in a private room, he must identify and apprehend her attacker before he escapes. Trouble is, the club is crowded, the members value their privacy, and he has no idea who he's looking for.
Rose Hancock stalks the perfect pair of shoes through downtown London, her two best friends close on her heels. A truck barrels through a red light, running her down. Rose shocks her friends, the horrified witnesses--and herself--when she emerges from the wreckage not just alive but completely unharmed. But miracles come at a price, and Rose's life changes forever as a result.
Michael carries a secret torch for the girl of his dreams. A cruel joke at her expense provokes him to violence. That impetuous act surprises no one more than Michael, and threatens to destroy his relationships with friends and family. Worse, it exposes his feelings for her to the one person he most fears discovering the truth--
Evan Tanner flies into the Loftis system to repossess the yacht Surrender Dorothy. Instead, the authorities seize his ship--and every other arriving vessel. The world teeters on the verge of civil war. Evan must escape imprisonment--or worse--as the government flails in panic and rebel forces strike back. Most of all, he must find a means of fleeing the system before all-out war begins.
It looked like an easy job. Seize the freighter Honoria, falling endlessly around Cinnabar, seemingly abandoned by its owners, and turn it over to his employers. Things seldom go that smoothly, but Evan's team triggers political intrigue--and ruthless violence--unlike anything he's faced before. Only sharp piloting and sharper wits stand between Evan's team and annihilation.
Compelled to find and repossess a starship or face prison, Evan Tanner succeeded. Now he negotiates with his former creditor to do it again--for a lot more money. But Rafael Varga refuses to surrender his ship. The struggle for Shining Path begins with insincere smiles and ends when one of them ends up on the wrong end of a blaster.
Pilot Evan Tanner faces a stark choice: pay off his debt to the bank by retrieving a starship for them--or go to prison. He tracks down the ship easily, but repossessing the Just Desserts proves more challenging. A politically-connected owner, corrupt officials, and deadly local customs put more than Evan's freedom at stake. He must gamble his life in an all-or-nothing struggle for victory.
A girls' night out turns deadly for Camille and her friends when they cross paths with a vicious predator. A self-taught mage, Camille knows better than most the threats that lurk in the darkness. But the magic in her tattoos and in her graffiti can't match the raw power of a supernatural killer with a hard-on for her. Saving her friends' lives may just cost her her own.
Valerie spends her evening alone, unpacking her new apartment. Taking a new job meant leaving her friends behind and moving to Portland. An unexpected phone call from a strange man provides some needed entertainment--and perhaps much more. She doesn't care that it's a wrong number, nor that he called for an old girlfriend. A lifetime of happiness could turn on this single conversation.
Bobby Parker died today. Drowned. The mystery of his death occupies everyone in his small home town. This short story follows Sarah, the only person there who knows what really happened, as she struggles to keep the truth--and her part in events--to herself.
Forty years ago, Orville and his three closest friends stumbled across true evil. That horrible night left one dead, and the others forever changed. Now, one who survived seeks answers from the one who didn't.
Sir Jasper Arkin, retired agent on His Majesty's Secret Service, encounters an old foe long thought dead. He saw the man die. He can't be alive--and yet he is, and he's come to make Jasper an offer he can't refuse.