Category: Fiction

The Dark Lands – Christina Bauer

A perky female voice sounds in my ear. “Great Scala, you’re on in thirty seconds.” Blinking sleep out of my eyes, I snap up my head and look around. “What? Who? How?” After a few seconds, I realize where I am. My husband Lincoln and I sit on the sidelines of the set for Good […]

A Magical Match – Juliet Blackwell

The week had started out with such promise. But now my fiancé was in the slammer, my grandmother’s coven had gone missing, my supposed witch’s familiar was acting loopy, my powers appeared to have dissipated, and the future of my beloved adopted city of San Francisco was hanging in the balance. Oh, and a man […]

A Madness of Sunshine – Nalini Singh

She returned home two hundred and seventeen days after burying her husband while his pregnant mistress sobbed so hard that she made herself sick. Anahera had stood stone-faced, staring down at the gleaming mahogany coffin she’d chosen because that was what Edward would’ve wanted. Quiet elegance and money that didn’t make itself obvious, that had […]

A Killer’s Mind – Mike Omer

Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, July 10, 2016 The sharp scent of formaldehyde filled the room as he poured the liquid into the mixture. He had hated the smell at first. But he’d learned to appreciate it, knowing what it represented: eternity. The embalming fluid kept things from deteriorating. “Till death do us part” was an unambitious […]

A Justified Murder – Jude Deveraux

DORA FOUND THE BODY—and all she felt was annoyance. Now she’d have to find someone else to clean for to fill out the week. Mrs. Beeson—as she insisted on being called even though there was no evidence that she’d ever had a husband—had been a good employer. She always left a hundreddollar bill, always said […]

A Girl to Die For – Lucy Wild

HE’D LOWERED THE LIGHTS and closed the curtains before he began. The cruel wind outside howled as loudly as it could but inside the bedroom, it could barely be heard, the thickness of the glass keeping the winter out and the warm in. The roaring fire helped, not that Karen could see it through her […]

A Field Guide to Homicide – Lynn Cahoon

Late October can be the best or worst time to schedule a hike. Right now, the jury was out on Sunday’s activity for the participants of this month’s Warm Springs Writers’ Retreat. Seth Howard— Cat Latimer’s boyfriend, retreat driver, and, for this retreat, hiking guide—sat glued to his laptop. Cat watched him over her coffee […]

The Dark Days Deceit – Alison Goodman

Lady Helen Wrexhall refolded the letter and pressed its wax seal back together, as if she could lock away the news it contained. Aunt Leonore, soon to arrive at Bath. Lud. Of course, she loved Aunt and wanted her to be part of the wedding, but it was a complication none of them needed. She […]

The Dark Calling – Kresley Cole

Do you not know you’re pregnant? Do you not know? Do you not know? I sputtered, “I-I . . . what?” Tick-tock. Tick freaking tock. I’d been struggling to wrap my head around Jack’s possible survival, trying to decide if Matthew was bent on driving me crazy. Now this? Aric’s blond brows drew together. “You’re […]

The Cursed Sea – Lauren DeStefano

THE DEAD PRINCESS OF ARROD returned to her kingdom at sunset. The kingdom itself was none the wiser. Wil arrived unceremoniously, amid weary travelers and crates of fabric bolts and sewing notions. Moments after disembarking and regaining her bearings, she could already see that the kingdom was different. Darker somehow. The winter clouds were gray […]

The Crimes of Grindelwald – J.K. Rowling

I’ve worked with many writers, but no one quite as special as Jo. She knows her characters and her universe inside out, she’s one of the most dynamic thinkers I’ve ever met, and for someone who has enjoyed so much success she is incredibly grounded. Her storytelling is singular, yet she approaches the filmmaking process […]

The Convent’s Secret – C.J. Archer

Matt had walked to Lady Buckland’s house, so there was no rumble of carriage wheels to announce his return to number sixteen Park Street, only the quiet click of the front door unlocking. The sound wrenched my frayed nerves and echoed through the deep silence of the small hours. He was home, thank God. I […]

The Consuming Fire – John Scalzi

Years later Lenson Ornill would reflect on the irony that his time as a religious man would be bracketed by a single and particular word. “Well, fuck,” Gonre Ornill said, to her husband, Tans, on the bridge of their spaceship, the We Never Agreed to This. Tans looked up from his own workstation, where he […]

The Confectioner’s Guild – Claire Luana

Wren had learned early on that trouble comes in all sorts of packages. Even vanilla ones with rose petal frosting. “Tell me about these cupcakes,” a cold voice demanded from the storefront. Wren froze on her stool, her ears perked to listen, the cocoa bean she held in her hand forgotten. “What would you like […]

The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin

Ising the city. Fucking city. I stand on the rooftop of a building I don’t live in and spread my arms and tighten my middle and yell nonsense ululations at the construction site that blocks my view. I’m really singing to the cityscape beyond. The city’ll figure it out. It’s dawn. The damp of it […]

The City of Veils – S. Usher Evans

“I’ll have your money tomorrow, I promise.” “See, that’s a problem, because you promised Lord Beswick you’d have it tonight.” The man struggled against the giant, pig-faced guards who kept an iron-clad grip on his arm. “Pplease, give me more time. I need more time.” Ignacio, a tall, thin man with a pencil mustache, sighed […]

The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty

He was an easy mark. Nahri smiled behind her veil, watching the two men bicker as they approached her stall. The younger one glanced anxiously down the alley while the older man—her client—sweated in the cool dawn air. Save for the men, the alley was empty; fajr had already been called and anyone devout enough […]

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