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"The Witch and the Hairbrush" by N. S. Howard

"The Witch and the Hairbrush"
by N. S. Howard

Welcome to Elftown, populated by humans, witches and magical creatures, a town that metes out justice to offenders in an unusual manner—corporal punishment in the town square viewed by paid admission.

Beautiful Mijestic lives with her two sisters under her mother’s roof, who takes a stern view of misbehaviour. Lucinda often uses the infamous hairbrush to correct problems, one that Mijestic receives on a regular basis due to her temper and rebellious nature. She and her best friend, a werewolf, often come under the scrutiny of the town police.

On the occasions when she’s broken the law, she is placed in the town square, naked, bound and punished. The Witches Guild forbids witches to be seen in the company of warlocks and when Warlock Lorhan warlock tries seducing Mijestic, she plays a dangerous game to be with the handsome, intriguing man, who has no qualms about placing her over his knee for infractions—like being late for a date. And quite by accident, Mijestic discovers the secret of the town’s existence. Welcome to Elftown. [more]

"Flipspace: Confluence" by John Steiner

FLIPSPACE
"Confluence"
Mission 12

by John Steiner

The fate of the Astraeus crew is at last known. Serious questions remain as to why they disappeared. During the study of multiple life-sustaining worlds in peculiar orbits, ground support forces brought by the Mockingbird are attacked. Amid working out the nature and intent of the threat, a diplomatic dispute erupts over access to the discoveries. Colonel Ramachandra and her crew fall back on everything they’ve learned over the past year to understand what has brought together life from across the galaxy. [more]

"Tempest of Vengeance" by Tara Fox Hall

PROMISE ME
"Tempest of Vengeance"
Book 11

by Tara Fox Hall

Late one fog-shrouded evening, Dirk Hammond, private detective, is called to the mansion of Baron Vladimir Cardula. A series of grisly murders are sweeping San Francisco and the Baron, fearful that he is slated to be the next victim, asks Hammond to enter the investigation. [more]

"Nairobi Bloodstar" by Carole Hall

"Nairobi Bloodstar"
by Carole Hall

THERE ARE RUBIES FOR THE TAKING
AS THE BRITISH EMPIRE CRUMBLES.

Given a one way ticket to Kenya by his father and the admonition, “Make something of yourself,” Charles begins work at his father’s friends ruby mine. And secretly plans to steal the jewels of Mother Earth. So does an expatriate Rhodesian Zulu, carried as an infant on his grandfathers back into exile. [more]

"Shadows of the Night" by Richard Dawes

"Shadows of the Night"
by Richard Dawes

Late one fog-shrouded evening, Dirk Hammond, private detective, is called to the mansion of Baron Vladimir Cardula. A series of grisly murders are sweeping San Francisco and the Baron, fearful that he is slated to be the next victim, asks Hammond to enter the investigation. [more]

"From New York to the Smokies" by Wayne Zurl

"From New York to the Smokies"

by Wayne Zurl

Five mysteries spanning more than four decades in the life of career police officer Sam Jenkins.

THE BOAT TO PRISON—set in 1963 when a teenaged Jenkins and his friends attempt to foil a plot to kill a Long Island union leader and keep Sam’s shop steward father from doing hard time.

FAVORS drops readers into a New York of 1985 when Lieutenant Sam Jenkins mounts an unofficial investigation to learn why one of his civilian employees isn’t overjoyed about her promotion to police officer and uncovers a history of unreported and unspeakable crimes.

ODE TO WILLIE JOE, ANGEL OF THE LORD, and MASSACRE AT BIG BEAR CREEK brings the reader up to date with three adventures of Chief Jenkins and the officers of Prospect PD, a police department serving a small town in the Great Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. UFO sightings, a serial killer on the loose, and the most brutal murders and feud between mountain folk since the Hatfields and McCoys pushes Sam to use every trick he’s learned in a lifetime of detective work to resolve these incidents on his “peaceful side of the Smokies.” [more]

"Separate Lives" by Rhonda Strehlow

"Separate Lives"

by Rhonda Strehlow

Auctioneer Honor Horton is able to channel the past lives of her clients. Now working with Dr. Carson Ankerson, she catches glimpses of his past relationship with his best friend’s wife, Rachel. 

However, getting entangled in Dr. Ankerson story may pose a threat to Honor’s own future when she finds herself in bed with her client. Is it because of the rift with her boyfriend, Dustin, or is she channeling Rachel? Will Honor and Dustin be able to survive the havoc their indiscretions wreaked on their relationship? [more]

"Flipspace: Dervation" by John Steiner

FLIPSPACE
"Derivation"
Mission 11

by John Steiner

The Mockingbird is again drawn to the Kuiper Belt, when a mysterious object is triggered by human discovery. Believing it may be related to the disappearance of the Astraeus Fifteen Hundred NATO deploys a Flipspace-capable strike group and calls on Colonel Rama and her crew to aid the International Space Organization’s study. Finding the location of a star system with possible signs of life, the strike group is sent to investigate what phenomenon may threaten the future of exo-solar exploration. [more]

"The Lone Werewolf II" by Tim Forder

"The Lone Werewolf II"

by Tim Forder

The Tucson Kid is called to the westa Texas town of Howling Wolf by the Comanche chief, Soaring Eagle. Gold has been found on the Comanche reservation and the major banker in Howling Wolf, Charles Durant, is trying to steal the gold from the Indians. Four Comanche have already been murdered, but white man's law doesn't work for the Indians. Soaring Eagle asks Tucson to intercede for them, and he agrees to see what he can do. [more]

"Crazed Reckoning" by Valerie J. Clarizio

A NICK SPINELLI MYSTERY
"Crazed Reckoning"
Book 3

by Valerie J. Clarizio

After experiencing a murderous Christmas and Valentine's Day with love interest Shannon O'Hara, Detective Nick Spinelli assumed Saint Patrick's Day couldn't be any worse.

He was wrong.

While out on a geocaching adventure in Door County, Shannon and her friend Anna find more than a clue in the cache box. When Shannon disappears, Spinelli is sent racing to find her. Amidst the chaos of an unruly Irish celebration, and a decades-old Irish family feud, he must rescue her from the hands of a madman. [more]

"Love and Laughter" by Glenn Oliver Parkhurst

"Love and Laughter"

by Glenn Oliver Parkhurst

Love and Laughter
Our heart and head battle each other for control in matters of love. These three characters are no different with their internal struggles. This sometimes funny, sometimes sad story about star-crossed lovers shows the mental war that is the integral part of love.

Hot Babe, Cold Snow
The lure of a beautiful woman will cause a man to do almost anything even if it leads to injury and even death for himself or others. Hurtling uncontrollably down a slippery slope is one way to prove his awesome manhood, or is it?

An more great stories! [more]

"Untamed Beast" by Jaden Sinclair

SHIFTER
"Untamed Beast"
Book 13

by Jaden Sinclair

Enemy—turned lover—turned mate?

Thorn has always been a loner. He likes it that way. Likes what he does for his race and has no regrets about anything. He’s never looked back once he’s put something behind him, yet one thing from his past just won’t let him go. The night he was taken and used. That one night seemed to change him, but for the good or bad he doesn’t know. Now face to face with one of his demons he fights with the urge to not only protect but to mate.

Katrina Scotts never expected her life to take the turn it did. Also never thought that her mother would turn on her the way she did or that she’d be once more in the hands of the animal she was forced to use one night. Now surrounded with shifters she discovers secrets, discovers loyalty, and what it means to be accepted for who you are, not for where you came from or your past. [more]

"Solar Seductions" by Jaden Sinclair

PLANETARY
"Solar Seductions"
Book 3

by Jaden Sinclair

Zane Dill had given up on ever finding love and the perfect woman. He never thought that by helping his friends he’d stumble upon her, or that she would be the daughter of the man bent on destroying all that Pluto has to offer. Now his one and only goal in life is to protect the woman who has his heart. To keep her safe, to love and cherish her to the end of his days.

Kalisha Sedgwick has a big secret that, if divulged, will change the lives of the Deity, a society that wants nothing more than to take what Pluto has to offer and give nothing back. Keeping this secret is one of the most important things to Kalisha—that is until she wakes up and comes face to face with Zane.

Instant attraction hits, yet she is fearful for him. She’s seen what her father has done in the past, been in his path when his rage is at the max. But in Zane’s arms, Kalisha feels protected and safe for the first time ever, and she’s just as willing to do everything she can in her power to stay that way, forever. [more]

"Flipspace: Primalocracy" by John Steiner

FLIPSPACE
"Primalocracy"
Mission 10

by John Steiner

Testing a new Flipspace protocol, the Mockingbird travels to its most distant mission yet. There, Colonel Rama orders Major Fitch to lead a surface team to a planet outside the habitable zone, yet teeming with life based on ammonia. Rama flies a second science team in studying the remaining planets, where an artificial satellite is found. Fitch’s team also finds traces of civilization and discovers a lingering threat that destroys technology. The study of fallen societies turns into defense from a planet-wide force. [more]

"The French Couple"- Nic Penrake

"The French Couple"

by Nic Penrake

At 38, Luna's career as a painter takes a sudden dive. The credit crunch is still grinding on and her regular buyers are too busy guarding their second mortgages to invest in modern art. As her financial anxieties escalate, and she digs deeper for new, more 'commercial' ideas, she returns to the Pandora's Box of the past, the sexual and physical abuse she experienced as a child…

...until, one day, she chances upon an idea for a new series of paintings that seems to offer her not just a way out of debt, but a way in to the dark side of her sexuality where nagging questions still remain, demanding answers before she is too advanced in years to have a child of her own.

But at what cost? Her idea is a radical one and upsets her actor boyfriend. She goes for it nonetheless. And in pursuing her ambition, she throws herself into a sexual odyssey with a French swinging couple that brings her to the edge of losing control. Will her daring bear fruit, or end in a triptych of death and disaster? [more]

"Earthquake Madness" by Larry C. Kerr

"Earthquake Madness"

by Larry C. Kerr

Someone is attacking seismologists. One of the scientists is already dead and another barely escapes with his life when two men try to kidnap USGS seismologist Karen Hays from a Washington, DC street. The thugs, however, picked the wrong time and place. Mike Bradley, of the US Intelligence Organization, rescues Karen.

Karen has no idea why someone attacked her, but as Bradley and the USIO dig deeper, a terrifying plot emerges. [more]

"Killer Holidays" - C.G. Eberle

"Killer Holidays"

by C.G. Eberle

They say the holidays are murder and for John Seraph it's the truth. In this eight story anthology John deals with mysteries & murders before & after the events in Family Ties, Family Plots, & the upcoming Family Education.

Killer Holidays is an eight-story anthology where John deals with a headless motorcyclist in All Hallow's Evil; a murdered co-worker in The Fight Before Christmas. In Fashion Statement John must clear his sister of a murder charge, then a mysterious secret admirer pursues John in Hearts Afire. John fights hard to stop a Northern Irish terrorist in Caught Red Handed, then he deals with someone snatching Easter baskets in It's Rabbit Season. In No Child Left Behind John's forced to rescue the girl, who could have been his daughter, from a pedophile. and finally John looks at his life, the direction it has taken, and where it is headed in Reflection.

Plus a Christmas poem, The Fight Before Christmas written by the hero of the anthology, John Seraph himself! [more]

"Skinwalker's Tale" by Christopher Carrolli

"The Skinwalker's Tale"
The Paranormal Investigator #4

by Christopher Carrolli

Brett Taylor has kept a dark secret his entire life—the fact that he is a shape-shifter. Now, his strange ability has reached a climax. The shifting from man to animal has become unstoppable, and a near tragedy unfolds as the shape of a wolf consumes Brett beneath the moonlight. The team must intervene to help him.

Tahoe Manoa, the Native American seer who aided Leah Leeds at Cedar Manor, has special knowledge of what is happening to Brett. He'd heard the "skinwalker" legends since childhood. But can he find Brett before his vision of a bloodstained wolf comes to pass? [more]

"The Oath" by Tara Fox Hall

"The Oath"

by Tara Fox Hall

Within weeks, vampire Danial Racklan has captivated young widow Sarelle and drawn her deep into his dark, dangerous world. Confessing his love, Danial has asked for Sarelle's Oath, a formal binding between vampire and human lovers. But while a promise of everlasting love sounds like Heaven to most young women, Sarelle has agonized over the decision for months, unsure of taking the final step of Oathing to Danial. Yet this Christmas Eve, Sar impulsively decides to speak the vow that will change her life for all time. [more]