Free Fiction Monday: Songbirds

Prince Tadeo has his heart set on a Songbird for the coronation. He sends Reynaldo, the best magic hunter in the business, after it. Once upon a time, Songbirds served the king. Now Reynaldo must convince one Songbird to return. Just one. Or he will use devastating magic to make sure she never sings from her heart again. “Songbirds,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Life and Deaths of Rachel Long

When Devon discovers Rachel Long’s music for the first time, it changes him. Her music inspires people. It draws crowds to her, no matter where she performs. But it draws something else, as well. A longing. A compulsion. A need. And for Devon, Rachel’s music creates an inevitability that he can’t escape, no matter how hard he tries. “The Life and Deaths of Rachel Long,” […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Familiar Territory

Buster’s final wish—a Viking funeral. Although Winston, a small magician with a small talent, wants to give his familiar his ideal funeral, Winston finds it hard to imagine how to burn a boat at sea. Still, a Viking funeral seems a small price to pay for years of companionship. But the funeral might cost Winston more than he realizes. He must break all kinds of […]

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Fun Stuff…With Deadlines

So much to tell you about that I won’t get to all of it. First, though, all of the Colliding Worlds books are out! Six science fiction collections, featuring 20 short stories in each book. Ten of the stories are from me and ten are by Dean. We had a blast putting these together. The books were the subject of a successful Kickstarter earlier this […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Fun House Mirrors

When Cassandra’s career in politics takes a turn she doesn’t expect, she struggles to accept her new reality. So, when she starts seeing things in mirrors that shouldn’t appear, Cassandra knows what she sees could prove gift or curse. Or both. “Fun House Mirrors,” 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 […]

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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 Wisenhauer III 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. She must take matters into her own hands—but how? “Domestic Magic,” by New York Times bestselling […]

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Lessons From The Writing Of The Fey—Introduction

Author’s Note: We’re running a Kickstarter right now that will give me some deadlines on starting a new Fey project. There’s a four-part book/video/class for readers and writers that goes with that Kickstarter, all non-fiction, all about writing the Fey. I’ve explained in greater depth below. Part of that project is this: I’m going to post the chapters of Lessons From The Writing of The […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Changeling

Gift first saw the lights as a baby. The faerie lights promised him a different life from the one he would know in the castle. But he couldn’t resist the pull of the mortal world. And that curiosity might change the course of not one, but two, kingdoms forever. An unforgettable story about magic, choices and love, which inspired part of World Fantasy Award winner […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Play Like a Girl

Inspired with permission by Janis Ian’s song, “Play like a Girl” weaves Ian’s lyrics into a story of empowerment. Haunted by her mother’s ghost, a musician needs to vanquish not only the ghost but her own history, as well. Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s “Play like a Girl,” originally written for the bestselling anthology Stars, lingers in the mind forever. “Play Like a Girl,” by New York […]

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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 […]

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