Free Fiction Monday: Still Life, With Cats

After covering too many war zones, Joshua returns to his grandparents’ place to find the house neglected and the patio filled with cats. He wanted a refuge from the death he witnesses, but the cat yowls remind him of the cries of the wounded. No matter how hard he tries, the cats keep appearing.

So, he finally calls for help, help that proves a little weird, a little strange, but maybe just right.

“Still Life, With Cats,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Helmie

When Helmie—a pampered Persian cat worth millions—goes missing, the estate hires not one but two investigators to find him.

Kelsie uses magic to track down lost animals. But in this case, even she wonders if she can find Helmie.

Travis normally uses his investigation skills to track down people, not lost pets. And he works alone.

But when the pair find themselves on the same trail to Helmie’s whereabouts, they realize finding Helmie will prove only the beginning. Rescuing him might just take more magic than either of them realize.

“Helmie,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Warlocks, Libraries, and Art Museums

I told you in my last eclectic post about stuff I’m doing that I’ve had to schedule posts like this after my writing. Yes, Diving is still eating my brain. I’m fighting back with sticky notes and reminders on my writing computer calendar. Tonight’s reminder told me to do something hard. Which I’m punting, because I want to research my next blog post. Instead, I’m […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Nutball Season

According to Officer Nick Mantino, Nutball Season runs from Halloween to Christmas.  This Christmas season, he sees more than his usual number of nutballs. 

Like the geezer who thinks he has been cast in Miracle on 34th Street. And Mrs. Billings, who tells everyone she will shoot Santa if he lands on her roof. 

Mrs. Billings’ threats scare the local children, so Nick must investigate. What he finds in Prudence Billings’ house scares him too—and makes him wonder if he will join the list of candidates for Nutball of the Year.

“Nutball Season,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Domestic Magic

At a high school for the magical, the most picked-on kid dreams about J. Rutherford Wisenhaur II killing people with a fire spell. She knows her nightmares portend the future, but her domestic magic lacks the power to do most difficult spells.

To make matters worse, no one will believe her. So, what’s a young, nearly powerless witch to do?

“Domestic Magic,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Un-Familiar

Winston’s familiar Ruby, a small black cat, avoids dogs whenever possible. So when Winston finds her in cahoots with a toy poodle-Chihuahua mix, he wants to know why.

Ruby, usually so vocal, says nothing. Her silence, that dog, and a storm in the Oregon Coast community of Seavy Village all combine into one of the most memorable days of Winston’s life.

“Un-Familiar,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Renn and the Little Men

In the Wild West, gunslingers populate the legend of many a dime novel. And Renn knows her way around a gun—and a book—better than most of them, including her famous brother, who can credit his skills to Renn.

So, when the strange little men show up looking to hire her missing-in-action brother, Renn takes the job. And she soon realizes she’ll need every bit of her gun skills and book learning to finish it.

“Renn and the Little Men,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Coin of the Realm

Rosalind, a princess of Orsem, believes the kingdom values her less than a coin of the realm. Her father, the King, confirms her belief when he decides to marry her to a prince from a neighboring kingdom, despite the threats of assassination that pour in.

Now, Rosalind must make a choice…Marry? Flee? Or stand and prove herself?

“Coin of the Realm,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: Fit to Print

When veteran New York Times reporter Frank Butler vacations at his grandmother’s old house in Bonner Bay, Oregon, he ignores the town’s strange goings-on. The locals usually appreciate his discretion. Except this year. This year, everyone has an opinion about the new strangers in town, and no one agrees. Not even Frank, who might have to give up some journalistic integrity to save his favorite place on Earth.

“Fit to Print,” by World Fantasy award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.

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Free Fiction Monday: The Most Recent Madame Fortuna

Carol grew up with the carnival and its attractions. Like the fortune teller: Madame Fortuna. Now Carol runs carnivals and their employees, including Madame Fortuna. When the screaming begins, Carol doesn’t need a fortune teller to predict trouble. She can do that all on her own. Fixing the problem, however, might take a magic touch. “The Most Recent Madame Fortuna,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine […]

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