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Free Fiction Monday: The Life and Deaths of Rachel Long

When Devon discovers Rachel Long’s music for the first time, it changes him. Her music inspires people. It draws crowds to her, no matter where she performs. But it draws something else, as well. A longing. A compulsion. A need. And for Devon, Rachel’s music creates an inevitability that he can’t escape, no matter how hard he tries.

“The Life and Deaths of Rachel Long” by USA Today bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch will remain on this site for one week only. If you want a copy of the ebook, you can buy it for $2.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and in other e-bookstores.


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  1. March 25, 2013    

    Damn, Kris! Just … damn! That is the finest piece I have ever read about music. And just one of the finest stories I’ve read, period. So beautiful.

  2. Jim Jim
    March 20, 2013    

    I came to this page via a link on LuckyBat. It’s the first of your writings I’ve ever read. You can bet it won’t be the last. Beautiful and haunting, as Tanith says. Thank you.

  3. Tanith Tanith
    March 18, 2013    

    I’m shivering all over from the beauty of this piece. Haunting. Thank you.

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