Governess Temperance Caldwell has several misgivings about her upcoming mission trip. First, she can never take a ride on an airship without getting sick. Second, her charge has been quite recalcitrant lately. And third, she's heard terrifying things about the Amazons.
That fear proves to be justified when Amazons take over the ship, mistake her for someone else, and take her hostage. Her best chance of survival is to make a liability of herself, prove to be too much trouble for the Amazons—and that would be much easier to do if Cynara, the leader of the Amazons, wasn't so captivating...
((set in the same universe as Desert Journey))
Dead of a heart attack at only twenty-two years old, Abigail Campos is far from thrilled to find herself in the afterlife. Her guide, a prim, sweet banshee named Renata, definitely makes the transition easier, but Abbie doesn't know if the two of them can make it work: she's asexual and Renata is bi. Harsh past experience has taught her it's not worth the risk, and she seriously doubts it's going to be any different now that she's dead.
((set in the same universe as the story in Unfinished Business))
Wolves, fairies, ghosts, monsters, lost campers, witches... Fiction is rife with tales of what happens to travelers who ignore warnings and venture deep into dark and mysterious woods... and occasionally about what comes out of them.
>> a collection of 14 stories
Makana, known to the world as singer Snow White, is enjoying the resurgence of xyr popularity after a Youtube single brought xyr back into the public eye. But not all the attention xe gets is good, and xe reluctantly hires a bodyguard. Patrick Cortez seems like the perfect person for the job. But he's also sweet, funny, and twenty-one years xyr junior. At least the press is having a good time.
Kynn arrives on Penal Colony 37 to write a report about conditions at the prison and in the small surrounding town. The trip comes with the added bonus of seeing his sister, Mireille, who is stationed there. But when two inmates escape the prison and take Mireille with them, fleeing to the unexplored territory outside town, Kynn refuses to just sit around and wait for news. He joins the small rescue party, expecting a rough time of it—sleeping in tents, avoiding wild animals, eating poor excuses for food. What he doesn't expect are the feelings that develop between him and the expedition leader, Amir.
Eli is an angel sent on a routine assignment: help prevent a young woman with depression from taking her own life. But he's received complaints about the way he's dealt with previous cases, and so this time he has a supervisor, Adam, watching his every move.
Then they meet Samantha, the woman they've been assigned to help, and even Adam can't easily say that rules should always be followed.
Peter is anticipating a peaceful ride up to his Aunt Jackie's house for Christmas. Carlos is anticipating some time at his parents' to recover from an unexpected breakup. But when he's nearly at his aunt's cabin, Peter hits a deer. Carlos, who was driving behind him, stops to help... and both men are floored as the injured deer morphs into a woman...
Nora is at her wit's end. She died several months ago, and knows she should move on, but can't get thoughts of her husband out of her mind. Though ghosts technically aren't allowed to contact the living, she finds a Private Investigator, Sanaa, who's willing to bend the rules for her. Sanaa's willing to help, but she has shadows in her past, including a vengeful former client. Just because she's dead doesn't mean she won't need her .38.
((set in the same universe as Welcome to Your Afterlife))
For too long, heroes have gotten all the attention. But the glory doesn't always go the presumed good guys. From super villains and anti-heroes to thieves and monsters, these stories focus on the baddies long overdue for a chance in the spotlight.
When Shadows Touch Mountains by Helena Maeve
Strait of Monsters by Stephanie Rabig
Famished by Cassandra Pierce
Vinc by Michelle Chow
Good Things Come by Sumi
Mandelbrot by A. D. Truax
Tam Lin by Kathleen Danielson
Honor in Mercy by Mercedes Vox
The Fox-Bride by Lotus Oakes
Riding Red by Charles Payseur
The Nixie in the Well by T.S. Porter
The Sky Hunter and the Princess by Althea Claire Duffy
The Last Petal on the Rose by Stephanie Rabig
Sleeping Betty by Kodi Marshall