Annie Reed

Biography

A versatile, award-winning writer of mystery, fantasy, and science fiction, Annie Reed is a frequent contributor to the FICTION RIVER anthology series. Her light-hearted Diz & Dee stories blend private eye fiction with contemporary fantasy, while her Abby Maxon mystery novels PRETTY LITTLE HORSES and PAPER BULLETS have their feet firmly planted in the here and now.

To find out more about Annie, go to www.annie-reed.com.

Where to find Annie Reed online


Books

Cleo and the Scout
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Cleo's superstitious neighbors think she's a witch. Cleo wants them to. She worked hard over the centuries to learn to disguise her true form beneath a ragged shawl and long skirts, and she's happy with her status as the neighborhood outcast. Now if she could only get one determined Cub Scout on a quest of his own to leave her alone. Includes BONUS contemporary fantasy story "Homeless."
Bait
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Sarah, George, and Holly, three survivors with nothing in common except a serious need not to be eaten. Former party-girl Holly can take care of herself in this new world of the undead. She's got a gun and a baseball bat, and she's not afraid to take out anyone who's infected. Holly's one tough chick, alright. Right up until one little girl changes everything. Includes BONUS story "Ella and Mo."
Iris and Ivy, a Tale from The Shadows [a short story]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
Iris and Ivy, not so identical twins. Ivy - a wild child, always up for a good time. Iris - practical and rule-bound, her magic kept under tight control. Ivy - murdered by a man she didn't know. Iris - on the hunt for her sister's killer. Ivy can't find peace until her killer is caught, but who will protect Iris from the man who murdered her twin?
My Cousin, the Rabbit [a Diz and Dee mystery]
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Instead of eggs, this Easter private detective Dee and her grumpy but gorgeous elf partner Diz are on the hunt for Dee’s missing cousin. The Easter season’s been tough on Harold ever since a budding wizard turned him—temporarily—into a six-foot tall white rabbit. Did an overload of bunny-themed advertising finally do Harold in? Or is someone out to settle an old score with the former rabbit?
Patient Z
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
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Madge didn't intend to uncork a plague. She just went dumpster diving like she did every night, lifting recycles from other people's trash to turn into a little extra cash. Sure, she cut her hand on a broken bottle and now she's got a fever, but it's just a cold. That's all. Then why is she so hungry?
My Father, The Popsicle [a short story]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jodi thought she was an orphan, right up until a lawyer contacts her out of the blue to ask what she intends to do about her father. It turns out Jodi's father had himself cryogenically frozen. The company that's kept him on ice is going out of business, and everyone's turning to teenage Jodi to make decisions on behalf of a man she never met.
Famous
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Jeremy has a plan. He wants to make a name for himself. He even has one picked out: Lady Killer. Like any virtuoso, Jeremy’s practiced his art. Now he’s ready for a real kill. Tonight he’s hunting for the perfect victim in The Shadows, a place where magic and crime go hand in hand. An unforgiving place for a budding serial killer who wants to be famous.
Just My Luck [a Diz and Dee mystery]
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Human precog Dee and her gorgeous elf partner Diz make a great team. So why would Dee investigate a case without him? With Diz off for the day doing some mysterious “elf thing,” Dee searches on her own for the missing love of her new client’s life. Did the woman get a case of cold feet, or is her disappearance part of an elaborate plot to separate Dee’s client, a leprechaun, from his gold?
Changeling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Rory drives a cab in The Shadows, a neighborhood where anything illegal with a magical bent can be bought or sold, and even worse crimes go on behind closed doors. Rory's searching for answers in the only place he believes he can find it - among the changelings who work the streets in The Shadows. Changelings who will become anyone for a price. Even Rory's murdered wife.
Ties That Bind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A young wizard fights for her life in this dark tale of magic and corporate espionage. When Nell's father died, she took over the company he built from the ground up. A company with a big time problem. Someone's deliberately sabotaging the spells the company uses to enhance its products. If she can't find the culprit, she'll lose everything her father gave his life to protect, including her soul.
Human Interest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Paradise. A wind-swept mining town on a far-flung planet, and the latest stop for Samuel, a burned-out vid reporter stuck on the human interest circuit. Paradise. A town on the edge of the Big Nothing, the black emptiness between galaxies. Paradise. A town with a chilling secret. A secret that will change Samuel’s life forever.
For a Few Lattes More [a short story]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Terri grew up watching spaghetti Westerns on TV. She never expected to meet a real cowboy, especially not one who parks his horse in front of the Starbucks where grad-student Terri works nights. She might like movie cowboys, but this guy's just plain weird. Plus, he's a little too interested in the poster of a girl who went missing from the college campus next door.
Omens and Oracles and Eros, Oh My [a Diz & Dee mystery]
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The God of Love wants to hire human precog Dee and her grumpy but gorgeous partner Diz to find his missing daughter. No fan of Valentine’s Day herself, Dee would rather not take the job. But no one in her right mind turns down one of the old gods—especially one equipped with pointy arrows—even if the job involves tracking down a headstrong teenage goddess who doesn’t want to be found.
One Sun, No Waiting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Time is running out for Jimmy, an old Nevada motel owner. He intends to keep on with business as usual as long as he can, even as the sun grows dimmer and civilization falls apart around him. He counts himself lucky that the lawlessness plaguing Las Vegas hasn’t touched him yet. Then a nervous traveler and his little boy check in, and Jimmy’s shotgun goes missing.
After
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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What comes after we're done with this life? For elderly cartoonist Belle Creedy, a news story about the scattering of Jerry Garcia's ashes near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco the day before leaves her with a keen sense of her own mortality. Belle's lived a full life, what some would call the life of a crazy, old hippy vagabond, but does that mean she's ready to let it all go?
Night Passage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A nighttime drive on a lonely desert highway turns perilous for a single mother and her rebellious teenage daughter. A near-accident in the Nevada desert strands Joleen and her daughter Casey miles from civilization. Forced to rely on each other, Joleen and her daughter must confront the secrets and overcome the anger that destroyed their once close relationship.
Hunters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Shelly used to be human. Now she hides her true nature behind a bass guitar and a low-rent rock band persona, always on the lookout for the perfect prey to feed her never-ending hunger. She chooses her victims carefully. But in a world where predators hide in plain sight, even the most careful hunter can make a deadly mistake.
Homeless
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Long after the old gods left earth for the stars, Hera wanders the streets of the modern world as a haggard old homeless woman. When street thugs attack her, the once-powerful and haughty goddess must rely on the unexpected bravery and kindness of a crippled mortal, a man who reminds Hera far too much of the lame son she cast out of heaven.
Reboot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
On the eve of his retirement, time travel hero Langford Russell discovers a deadly secret about the program he helped pioneer. Instead of observing history, the program used Lang to alter the past in a plan to exterminate the human race. The fate of the world rests on Lang's aging shoulders as he makes a final trip to the past in a desperate attempt to stop the program before it can begin.
Roger's Christmas Wish
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Life hasn't been the same for young Roger since his grandmother moved in, taking his room and making his parents unhappy. Roger knows he’s too old to believe in Santa, but Santa’s the only one who can make this Christmas right. All Roger has to do is catch Santa on Christmas Eve so he can make one last wish that will save his family’s Christmas.
The Case of the Missing Elf [a Diz and Dee mystery]
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Christmas comes early for private investigator Dee and her partner, the grumpy but drop-dead-gorgeous elf Dizzy G, when Santa's elves hire Diz and Dee to find Santa's missing stand in. Santa's taken a sabbatical, and only one elf at the North Pole can fill the big man’s shoes. An elf who’d rather compete in professional food-eating contests than spend one more holiday in Santa’s sleigh.
The Galaxy's Most Wanted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A little lie here, an embellishment there, what's the harm? One would-be Lothario discovers exactly how inventive a woman scored can be when the morning after doesn't quite live up to the night before. What's a guy to do when he suddenly finds himself the galaxy's most wanted man? This edition of "The Galaxy's Most Wanted" includes the BONUS story "Soulmate From Hell."
Firebug
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00)
An empty, rundown house. An unlocked door. Two kids with a stolen lighter and a need to watch something burn. Award-winning writer Annie Reed's deadly tale of what happens when best friends, out for a little fun, take their new game one step too far.

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