Free Fiction Monday: Loop

On the first Christmas since her husband Tyler died, Amelia goes to the lab to revisit their research. After all, what could it hurt? One little leap into the past, just to touch an old memory. To see him one last time. But time travel poses risks. And complications. It also holds more surprises than Amelia ever imagined. Only time travel isn’t easy.  Nor is […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Doubting Thomas

Six-year-old Tommy Ulrick saw Santas enter the Sutter house on Christmas Eve, the night the house got robbed. Tommy said Santa stole. No one believed him, thinking robbers dressed as Santa emptied that house. But Tommy believed. And when Tommy turns thirty—after losing family and friends—he decides to prove once and for all that the Jolly Old Elf is one evil s.o.b. Tommy just doesn’t […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Snow Day

When Gabriella finds herself stranded at O’Hare airport because of an epic snowstorm, she hopes she will still make it to Thanksgiving dinner with her family. But as the storm rages on, she begins to look for new ways to entertain herself. Until the moment when one word from a handsome man at a nearby gate will make her question a pivotal decision from long […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Once on the Blue Moon

As Collette’s parents take her on an outdated “luxury” starliner called the Blue Moon to yet another boarding school, she sees this as just one more crappy turn of events. But when the guys with guns show up, she knows boarding school pales in comparison to whatever these guys plan to do to her—and to her parents. So, when the bad guys lock her in […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Jackie-O

Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis—former first lady, editor, mother, grandmother—lives a life of mystery. But she wants to solve a mystery of her own: who changed the world on November 22, 1963? Oswald? A group of conspirators? Originally written for a mystery anthology titled The First Lady Murders, “Jackie-O” explores the murder at the center of the former first lady’s existence, the murder of her husband, Jack. […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The New Crop

Mary-Louise protects her family’s interests. She does what needs doing—like taking care of the racoons that threaten her property and pose a nuisance. But any good leader needs to delegate. Mary-Louise hopes her niece, Emma, will prove worthy of the responsibility. Mary-Louise hopes Emma makes the right call. Because Mary-Louise protects her family—no matter the cost. “The New Crop,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Dread Unlocks

In Los Angeles, everyone knows Ms. Tarbell dispels dread. She finds an amazing amount of it in that sunlight-filled city, but nothing like the unnamed horror she faces on her current case. This horror arrives in a van, along with cameras, an agenda, and the ability to change her life in awful, nasty, inconceivable ways. First written for a Lovecraft celebration, “Dread Unlocks” reveals the […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Hook

Urban legends draw inspiration from real events. Some people know that better than others. That story about the hook teenagers tell each other at parties? Turns out the story holds more truth than legend—just not in the way you’d expect. “The Hook” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available in ebook here.  […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Rescue of the Renegat

This week’s Free Fiction Monday is something special. It is a way to sample my new Diving Universe novel, The Renegat, which was published last month. The novella “The Rescue of the Renegat,” which was first published in the January/February 2018 issue of Asimov’s, follows Captain Kim Dauber’s attempts to save the crew of a badly damaged ancient ship that suddenly appears out of foldspace. […]

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Free Fiction Monday: FOL

Jonathan Alexander Nicholas Ashworth the Fourth—called Nico—fears nothing. He lives a life of power, prestige, money. He makes his own way, but when that fails, he uses fixers, the best money can buy. Until FoL begins targeting him. Against FoL, fixers can’t help him. Can he help himself? Or will FoL win? A powerful story about truth and consequences. “FOL” by New York Times bestselling author […]

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