Payne lives a cursed life. Her touch brings death, and her memory is damaged. She has only an aging mage for company, and he could easily be her enemy. When a stranger tears her away from her temple's safety, she finds the world outside just as empty of answers. Who can she believe and who, if anyone, can break her curse and free her from a life that is rapidly slipping toward darkness and destruction?
Satina knows better than anyone that gangs are bad news. As a Granter, she uses her magic to help people escape them. So far, her sole reward has been a life on the run, dodging from pocket to pocket and only landing in the ordinary world long enough to put her special skills to use. When the goodmother arrives in Westwood, however, a magic-hungry gang is just one step behind her, and their leader wants more than just the town. He wants Satina, and he'll do anything, use anyone, to get her.
Nine tales of wily women from author Frances Pauli... Whether they are causing trouble or just getting into it, they've got what it takes to get the job done. Need a little bacon to domesticate a hell hound? Looking to seduce an Italian Vampire? You need look no further. From vengeful goddesses to mythical tattooists, from train robbery to the local spelling bee, these women are well prepared and fully armed for adventure. They have the tools. They have the attitude. They're tough, tricky, and possibly, just be a teeny bit wicked.
"Hahaha, fun short stories"
Six intergalactic short stories from author, Frances Pauli. From “The Fobidden Zone” to the “Alien-Human Relations Department”, these alien-infested romps explore encounters with a diversity of imagined species, scenarios, and space disasters. Join Dylan Lowwater, lackluster employee at Space Station H22-J231; Jo Lorey, wayward musician desperate to communicate with a threatened race; and Lieutenant Commander Roe, just plain desperate, as they struggle against out-of-this-world obstacles.
"Aliens, paperwork, & music"
Maera lives as an outcast by choice. Guilt-ridden over her past, she hopes only for the punishment she deserves. But when a gobelin warrior steps out of thin air to claim her, Maera is torn between the debt she owes her people, and the selfish yearnings of her own heart. Tal is the lowest gobelin, the cursed brother of the horde's greatest warrior. When he stumbles onto a legendary castle, however, he believes his luck is about to change.
"Fascinating perspective of Goblin adventure"
When a band of tinkers arrive in town, Jenna comes face to face with Tam, a peevish faun who catches her spying on his people. Suddenly, Jenna's dreams are full of his golden skin and flashing yellow eyes. Something about the faun triggers her wanderlust, but the more she learns of magic, the more she sees the flaws beneath the fantasy. Tam might believe she is more than an ordinary girl, but to make her dreams come true, Jenna will have to believe in herself.