John Lundgren loves the challenge of defending his clients. As a public defender in the great city of Chicago, he defends them all: the guilty, the not-so-guilty, and the bug-eyed crazy.
But when he gets assigned Richard Palmer, a highly intelligent man accused of an impossible arson and horrific mass murder, he soon discovers this case will challenge him like no other—just not in any way he ever expected.
“The Best Defense,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Nora Barr’s struggling law practice gets a boost when she meets a tall, dark, and handsome stranger who has a snake wrapped around his arm and a short sidekick with a mean mouth.
The stranger claims to have custody of Sleeping Beauty, and he needs Nora’s help to protect her. Against her better judgment, Nora agrees—and her life changes forever. The inspiration for Rusch’s novel, Utterly Charming, written under her pen name Kristine Grayson, this fractured fairy tale won France’s prestigious fantasy award, Le Prix Imaginales.
“The Strangeness of the Day,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
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.
When the storm of the century hits Whale Rock, Sheriff Dan Retsler does everything he can to prevent hundreds of deaths. Everything except the thing that could have prevented the storm in the first place. He should have listened to the beautiful woman who came to his office before the storm hit.
He should have believed in her magic. But he didn’t. And now he must face himself—and the horrible results of a storm he could have prevented.
“Strange Creatures” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
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.
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.
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 […]
The kids at school call Wilhelmina “Cry-Baby Witch.” Kinda true. At least about the witch part. But they don’t know that, and Willi still struggles to control her magic.
So, when she gets caught using her magic to help one of the animals in Mrs. Anderson’s room, Willi fears the worst. Because creepy Craig Maddson now knows Willi’s secret. She knows he plans to tell on her. But she has no idea how to stop him.
“Chameleon,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
I love writing for the Uncollected Anthology because it forces me to exercise my urban fantasy chops. I had let them atrophy over the years for a variety of reasons too complicated to go into right now. I promised myself that if I had a fantasy series that fit the theme of the Uncollected, I’d write in the series. So when Spells Gone Awry came […]