Paige Racette envisioned the perfect man over and over in her romance novels.
But when Josiah Wells starts using those novels as a blueprint for the way to romance her, she finds the attention creepy, not attractive.
When Wells escalates, adding violence to his role-playing, Paige realizes she must escape the perfect man. But she might find help from someone unexpected—someone a little more flawed, a little less perfect.
“The Perfect Man,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, was chosen as one of the best short stories of 2003 and is free on this website for one week only.
The woman who calls Police Detective Riley Scott has the sexiest voice he’s ever heard. She wants to set up an appointment so that he can arrest her for robbing the National Bank and Trust. Just one problem: No one has robbed that bank in more than a decade. Detective Scott writes it off as a crank call until he gets another one. And another. […]
Talia and Max seldom work together at a crime scene, but on this one they must, not just because of the lives lost or the way they died, but because of the memories the crime brings up. Now, Talia must employ her best forensics skills to solve the murder—and salvage her own memories in the process. “The Flower Man,” by Edgar-nominee Kristine Kathryn Rusch is […]
The Business Rusch: The Book Trade Kristine Kathryn Rusch It’s amazing how hindsight makes things clearer. Actually, the changes in publishing have brought a lot of things into focus for me. Then I think about those things, and remember conversations or moments when I felt simply astounded at something, but let it pass, not realizing its significance. Let me explain. On January 13, the […]
Once per month, I’ll publish an excerpt of one of my novels, and I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to buy the rest of the book. I began this practice in February. Unlike the free fiction I put up every Monday, the novel excerpts will remain on the site. If you want to read the opening to the previous eight novels, click here. This month, I’ve […]