Free Fiction Monday: The Monster in Our Midst

When a disturbing postcard arrives at his Atlanta office, Emerson knows he must report it to the NAACP. The postcard, sent by the mysterious Lurleen from Abbotts Creek, Arkansas, depicts yet another lynching. Emerson agrees to travel to Abbotts Creek to investigate, but he knows doing so poses great risk. Emerson only passes as white, and this Lurleen knows his face. Emerson knows one day […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Other People’s Stupidity

Rachel knows the law better than most judges, and the clients she defends pay her accordingly. Especially boneheaded clients, whom she charges a stupidity fee. But as New Year’s Eve approaches, someone from her past needs her help. A sexy someone. Someone she doesn’t want to represent. Someone who might just cause more trouble that Rachel imagines. “Other People’s Stupidity,” by New York Times bestselling author […]

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Recommended Reading List: November 2022

I sat down to add something to this list, and realized I hadn’t started it. I had just set my books aside. Whoops. I thought I’d been keeping up all month. Such a surprise. What I sat down to add was a bit about The Best American Essays 2022. I love these volumes, as you know, but I had to set this year’s aside. It’s […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Frank’s Corner Bar

Frank’s Corner Bar boasts a long history. And traditions. Especially Christmas traditions. But this year, Christmas might just hold a few surprises for everyone. “Frank’s Corner Bar,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here. It was first published as part of the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2020. To learn more […]

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Special Holiday Recommended Reading List

I started the Holiday Recommended Reading List when I realized that I point out all the great holiday stories in January, after the season has passed. I am always a month behind in reporting what I read. So I wanted you to find the great stories that I’ve enjoyed over the years. I love holiday stories of all kinds. I save up the stories to […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Rats

Nic hunts rats. The kind of rats no one else can find. But while hunting his latest target, he finds more than he bargains for. And these rats might prove the sneakiest vermin Nic has hunted yet. This engrossing detective tale by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch offers a rats-eye view of New York City’s unique pest problem. “Rats,” by New York […]

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Free Fiction Monday: DNF

Runners do not finish races for a lot of reasons. But when a runner does not finish at the first Night Frights Run in Las Vegas, Warren worries that the Halloween-themed race might prove far more pulse-pounding than anyone intends. With just the right mix of the mysterious and the terrifying, “DNF” demonstrates Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s mastery of the crime short story. “DNF,” by New York […]

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New Stories, New Branding, Lots of Fun

The Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter has arrived. I’m so excited about this year. (Okay, I’m excited about every year’s Spectacular, but this one is particularly fun). This year, we finally found the branding that we’ve been searching for, by bringing in well-known cover artist Bob Giordano to do the covers…of all of the books, even the ones that appeared in previous years. This year’s stories are […]

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Free Fiction: Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn

Elizabeth Tudor: her mother’s daughter, flirtatious and bright; her father’s daughter, ruthless and cold. Which part of her will win? Before her twenty-fifth year, she bore the titles of princess and prisoner, royal daughter and daughter of a traitor. Now, Elizabeth Tudor rules England as its queen and, in her private moments, she cannot quite believe she survived. To figure out how to rule, Elizabeth […]

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Recommended Reading List: September, 2022

Read a lot this month, but much of it was academic articles in Spanish for one of my classes. You can thank me for not recommended any of those. I also read some great unpublished novellas, but I’m afraid you won’t be able to find them…yet. If the writers let me know when/where they’re published, I’ll let you know. Otherwise, what you’ll find below are […]

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