Alex Vaugn enjoys writing about strange and different places, and thrusting poor innocent ordinary characters right into them. When not writing, Alex valiantly attempts to ward off the attacks of Plot Bunnies and Idea Squirrels which inhabit the world around us. Alex admits to not always being successful.
Tea and cookies… with an imaginary friend?
Let people make fun of her if they want. Claire ignores them. Nemo finally came around for a proper visit, and they have local gossip to catch up on.
Until the warm glow of the gaslamps reveal the truth for everyone to see.
A science fiction steampunk short story. This edition includes the complete BONUS story "Bowl the Lizard" by J.A. Marlow.
Good thing physical books are rare in 5432, especially with poor Hembert transported uncontrollably to the time and place described. Now he's stuck in a historical Earth conflict called "World War Two." It's a race to find a book, any book, to transport him away.
But, why aren't they working?
A science fiction short story in the Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles. Includes the BONUS story, "Wolf Dance
Keeping the Sorin worlds free from vermin like poachers is a full-time job for Ranger Corsac. As a regular at the Gateway Roadhouse, the building appearing out of nowhere isn't a surprise. It asking for his help is.
A request which will collide with a hidden secret of his past.
A science fiction short story in the Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles. Includes the complete BONUS story, "The Book Nomad"
A mysterious roadhouse leads Annette Staton to an impossible reunion in the war-torn past. To reunite with the man she loved and lost in his brave fight against a man driven insane by years of bitter war. But is this trip back in time a blessing or curse? Is she destined to die with him in one dark night of history? A steampunk romance novelette in the Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles.
When the object of career criminal Shawn Pickett's desire asks him to do one last job, how can he say no? Besides, is it really stealing if he retrieves data from the thieves who originally stole it? As his last job unravels into a web of unexpected attraction and inter-planetary corporate espionage, a mysterious fog descends. A Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles suspense science fiction novelette.
Emmie Kirkwood is delighted when the Gateway Roadhouse insists she take a day off. Finding herself in ancient Egypt, she can think of only one thing. Spending her precious day at the most fabled library in the ancient world: The Alexandria Library. She didn't expect to also arrive the day of an equally famous fire. A Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles Egyptian steampunk adventure novelette.
A traitorous fiance and a murderous stranger send straight-laced bookish Emmie Kirkwood fleeing into the 1870's London night fog. When a strange gas lamp appears at the side of the road, will it lead her to a place of refuge or a doom worse than what awaits her outside? Meanwhile, her would-be killer is still hot on her trail. A Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles steampunk suspense adventure novelette.