The Front Porch: the place, literal or figurative, where Americans watch the world go by.
Journalists help expand America’s front porch to a worldwide stage. They put on a pretty face and soften the blow of ugly news. They must hold the line between “need to know” and “too much information.”
But when the horrors of the world become just another day at the office, what cost will delivering the news exact on those at its heart?
“The Front Porch,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Reese Catton manages campaigns. The dirty side of campaigns. And he has dirt suggesting that his candidate’s opponent serves as a vampire’s slave.
But in politics—as in life—nothing ends up as it seems. Not even the relationship between vampires and politicians…
“Victims,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Vi thought trying to teach complicated choreography to inexperienced middle-aged men made for a bad day.
But when a Portland homicide detective shows up at Vi’s dance rehearsal, she quickly realizes that bad dance moves pale in comparison to the scrutiny of an experienced investigator seeking suspects in a murder.
Suddenly, Vi must lay her memories bare to discover a terrible truth and help solve a horrifying crime—one that might change her life forever.
“The Destruction of a Goddess,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Peter enjoys his solitary life in the Montana countryside. Higher mathematics, greater thought, sustain him more than companionship. But after a solitary walk along his isolated property’s borders results in a potentially deadly fall, he fights like hell to survive, knowing no one will come to rescue him.
So, when he starts seeing things—a creature he knows can’t exist—he grasps at his one chance for survival: believing in the impossible.
“After the Fall,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Crime scene investigator Pamela Kinney hears the bad guys outside her house and smells smoke, but only realizes the next morning the crime they committed—burning the flag that had covered her daughter’s casket. Her police colleagues call it a small crime, but she disagrees. She must solve it, and she must solve it now. Chosen as one of the best mystery stories of 2009, “Patriotic Gestures” explores the fine lines that run through American culture, and sometimes through Americans themselves. “Patriotic Gestures,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Harvey DeLeo spent most of his long career working on one thing: a time machine. Now, he fears he might run out of time to use it. And if that happens, all of his work, all of the time spent will prove meaningless. Because his whole life comes down to one moment—and he might only get one second chance.
“The First Step” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch was a finalist for the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award and is free on this website for one week only.
Severson made a name for himself once, as a crack reporter. But now, years later, he hides behind his typewriter. Until the day Molly walks through the door looking for a job. Molly, with her ideals and her determination and her courage. Molly might change his life—but not necessarily in the way he hopes.
Carla uses her thieving past for good. Hired by retailers to test the effectiveness of their security systems, she makes a good living, despite her felony conviction. But when she runs into the detective who busted her years ago, and finds out he, too, works in the loss prevention business, she does some digging. What she finds could dredge up her past and threaten her future.
Mrs. Carpenter considers Tracy a lost cause, one of those students who cares little about school and even less about completing her writing assignments. Until the day Tracy offers her teacher a glimpse into the creative soul that lies beneath the teenage exterior. And that glimpse will change everything Tracy’s teacher knows about her student, and herself.
September 1920, New York City: Phillipa D’Arco makes a living investigating the past for the United States Government. Bloodless, they call her, making her one of the best operatives. So, when Phillipa fails to return back to 2057 to report her findings, Assistant Attorney General Preston Lane needs to make a decision: send in yet another investigator or lose a valuable asset.
Whatever Lane decides, he knows he’ll face consequences. But the truth behind Phillipa’s disappearance will cause ripples in time Lane can’t begin to imagine.