Free Fiction Monday: Drinking Games

As Rikki tries to shove a dead body out of the airlock on a space yacht, she finds herself stopped by a stunningly attractive man. Not because he wants to arrest her for killing the guy, but because he wants to help her dispose of the body. Rikki doesn’t need help, even sexy blue-eyed help. Yet somehow, she can’t get rid of this handsome man, […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Boy Who Needed Heroes

When Ben’s wife leaves him, taking little Casey with her, he feels lost. Ben just wants to read to Casey, to tell her stories, and he knows just the one: a fairy tale his father read to him as a boy—before things went bad. But finding the story proves difficult. And the truth behind the story might prove most difficult of all. “The Boy Who […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Sole Survivor

From the award-winning, bestselling Retrieval Artist Universe comes a story about a pulse-pounding race for survival and a foreshadowing of dangerous events yet to unfold. Takara Hamasaki made plans to leave the far-flung starbase for weeks, but something always stopped her. Until today. Now, she finds herself running for her life as bodies fall all around her, cut down by dozens of identical-looking men. If […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Unknown Baby Girl

A former LAPD homicide detective, Carolyn moved to Oregon to escape crime. Yet when she takes a job making houses energy efficient, she discovers a baby’s skeleton in a crawl space. She can’t ignore the forgotten bones; they speak to her. So, she uses her old skills to track down shocking family secrets, still reverberating from long, long ago. Gritty and powerful, “Unknown Baby Girl” […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Roger, at Sunset

September, 1963: Roger knows the future. Life in the 1960s, the same as in the 1950s, certainly better than the 1940s. Roger’s future looks exactly like his present: the job of his dreams, the wife of his dreams, everything perfect and in a row. Roger, representative of his privileged generation. Roger, who sits down to watch the news every night…in a golden twilight of a […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Destroyer

When a creature appears and offers the feral cat the Bargain—24 hours in another form—the cat forms a plan. He must use the Bargain to his advantage to save the life he knows. But the Bargain comes with hidden perils. And if his plan fails, many will pay the price. A cleverly crafted tale from the cat’s point of view, “The Destroyer” offers a unique […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Alien Ball

Frank loves basketball. His long career covering basketball puts him in high demand. His purist views on the game well-known. So, when the Ashtenga seek to form an Ashtenga/Human League for basketball, the Interglobal Sports Network wants Frank to give voice to the anti-alien point of view. Everyone, including Frank, thinks they know what point he will argue. But what Frank discovers might change his […]

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Free Fiction Monday: What People Leave Behind

Detective Andrea Donovan follows her hunches. But hunches without evidence don’t hold up in court. And she refuses to stop digging to prove her latest hunch. A hunch that leads her to disturbing conclusions about a disturbing crime—one that will change the survivors, and Andrea, forever. The riveting “What People Leave Behind,” chosen as one of the year’s best stories, explores the lengths people go […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Night of the Dancing Champions

Gertie lived by her dancing. The contests earned her a living in those dark days of the Great Depression and acclaim in the days leading up to World War II. But the competitions took their toll—in haunting ways. Now, decades later, Gertie finds herself facing those ghosts—whether she wants to or not. “Night of the Dancing Champions,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Blitz Experience

Tenesha McGuire misses her Grand immensely. She wishes she could visit her great-grandmother more often, but Grand lives in London and Tenesha in Chicago. So, when an opportunity to chaperone a school trip to London allows her to spend time with Grand, she jumps at the chance. But a visit to the Imperial War Museum’s Blitz Experience will bring Tenesha even closer to her Grand […]

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