Free Fiction Monday: Sweet Young Things

Fala wants revenge. Revenge against Preston for ruining her life. Revenge for ruining so many other lives in the process. Preston thought she was just a sweet young thing. But Fala is not sweet. And Preston needs to learn that—the hard way. “Sweet Young Things” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as […]

Read Me 3 Comments

Free Fiction Monday: Asset Protection

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 […]

Read Me 1 Comment

Free Fiction Monday: The Secret Lives of Cats

Homer Ziff wanted to know how his outdoor cats spent their days, so he attached a tiny digital camera to their collars—and discovered a mystery in his own backyard. Winner of the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award for 2008, this Anthony-nominated story was one of the most talked about stories of the year. “The Secret Lives of Cats” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine […]

Read Me 4 Comments

Free Fiction Monday: The Trendy Bar Side of Life

When the newcomer walks into D’s bar, she wonders why. Strangers don’t walk into D’s bar often. But something about this stranger seems familiar. Reminds her of her past. And just might threaten her future. “The Trendy Bar Side of Life” 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 […]

Read Me 1 Comment

Free Fiction Monday: Scrawny Pete

Crime reporter Atkins discovered Scrawny Pete at the scene of a murder-suicide. The hard-bitten reporter took to the cat, and the cat took to him. Together they travel through the city on the police beat—until the day they come across another crime, one that Scrawny Pete understands. “Scrawny Pete,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The […]

Read Me Leave comment

Free Fiction Monday: Models

Kendall Dee disappears on her first day as a professional hairdresser at a New York Fashion Week runway show. When she turns up murdered, her friend Corry Lindstrom decides to find out what happened. Because Corry, a professional fashion photographer, got Kendall the job in the first place.  A job that put Kendall in a kind of danger no one expected. Chosen by the readers […]

Read Me Leave comment

Free Fiction Monday: Substitutions

Silas has worked for Death in Nevada for 150 years. He gets Christmas and Christmas Eve off. Only this year, his substitute finds him in a Las Vegas casino. His substitute, who is little more than a boy, a boy whose task terrifies him. If the boy finishes the task, he’ll have a permanent job. If he doesn’t, a dozen kids will live in agony. […]

Read Me Leave comment

The Gift of Stories

35 stories in 35 days! The gift that keeps on giving, whether you get it for yourself, your best reading buddy, or both of you to share over the holiday season. Years ago, I wondered what it would take to give a holiday story per day to readers. After all, in the holiday season, animated calendars give everything from music to games to those who […]

Read Me Leave comment

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. […]

Read Me 1 Comment

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.  […]

Read Me Leave comment