Nine New Stories in Six Popular Genres. Whether you enjoy mystery, romance, fantasy, or paranormal, this collection has something for you.
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Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. In a small diary, a young courtesan of the Heian period gives her account of…
Escape into this seasonal-themed short story collection. Nine authors have teamed up to offer you fresh, new stories in a variety of genres. In this flinch-free fiction set, every featured story is proud to be a clean read, free from harsh language, sex, and graphic violence.
Saving Peters Tree Farm (contemporary romance): Charlotte is determined to help the family's struggling Christmas tree farm. What she doesn't expect is an old love interest to come back into her life, only to steal her heart once again.
Mistress of Snow and Ice (fantasy): When a terrifying beast attacks their forest home, fifteen-year-old Yela must escape into the mountains with several children. Little does she realise what additional terrors threaten them there… or that the fate of her entire people will rest on decisions she and her young charges will be forced to make.
Springtime Murder (cozy mystery): Polly Blake never expects her family's annual spring barbecue to kick off with her uncle dropping dead in her backyard. When his death is ruled a homicide, it's up to her to figure out who the murderer is.
Dogwood Sprocket (sci-fi steampunk romance): In 2287, Grace daydreams about living in a bygone era, but when a bearded inventor opens a doorway from his timeline to hers, Grace gets transported to an alternate 1887. Now all she can think about is getting home.
Red Orchid (fantasy): Vanda's family hides a dangerous secret. When two strangers enter the woods near their home, Vanda must choose whether to trust them or to heed her father's advice and stay away.
Special (paranormal romance): Andrew Matthews doesn't expect anything out of the ordinary when he arrives at work for a routine orientation of his grocery store's new hires, but he is instantly intrigued with the beautiful and quirky Charlotte Mays. Her shy innocence mixed with playful banter is irresistible, and he soon realizes there is something extra special about her.
Out on a Limb (cozy mystery): Dropping her daughter off at college is the hardest thing Mercy Mares ever thought she'd have to do. That is, until a strange encounter with a not-so-friendly man plants her and her entire family smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation. Mayhem and the mob weren't on the itinerary, but neither was murder. Will Mercy survive her trip to the big city?
Blind Date (romantic comedy): Eco-blogger Sophia is a rebel with a cause who convinces her matchmaking friend Gwen to introduce her to hotshot green-tech millionaire, Jake – but only after she goes on three dates with a yawn-worthy restaurateur named Matt. Will Sophia be able to keep up her end of the bargain?
Spirit Moves (mystery/suspense): Corey’s life in the small Texas town of Maycroft has spun out of control ever since his stepfather Michael came into the picture. However, greater forces may be at work when one decision changes everything in this tale of psychological suspense.