Dayna Chrissie, the leading Crime Scene Analyst for the LAPD, enjoys nothing more than finding the one clue that can solve a crime. The day she finds a golden medallion on a body that's been dumped at a downtown construction site, she doesn't think much about it. Until that medallion transports her to the magical kingdom of Andeluvia. Dayna discovers that she's been summoned to solve the murder of the realm's king, before war breaks out between Andeluvia and the Centaur Kingdoms.
"Great alternative crime story!"
Michael Angel serves up a triple helping of comedic stories from the science fiction and fantasy genres. Find out why no one in the dragon-plagued town of Schnitzengruben is happy to see a professional dragon slayer arrive. Join a gumshoe journalist as he discovers the truth behind the making of the galaxy's best slumgullion chowder. And meet the painful, bruise-covered reason behind Shakespeare's greatness: Callidora, the muse of "boxing".
When filmmaker Cassandra Van Deene takes the Sundance Film Festival by storm, it looks like the young, brash director has an unstoppable film career ahead of her. Then her fantasy lover - a handsome man on a white stallion - quite literally rides into her life! Mitchel Thantos, a man of shadowy means and with three mysterious brothers, sweeps her off her feet in a whirlwind romance, marries her, and takes her on a honeymoon to a tropical island made just for two.… And that's when everything in her perfect, happy-ever-after ending of a life that Cinderella herself would have pawned off a glass slipper for starts going straight to hell.
"Wonderful Modern Mythology-Hysterical Too!+++"
Visit a world where a wild-land firefighter must use his mysterious powers to save his crew from a roaring inferno. Follow an eco-tourist's frantic efforts to escape an African quarantine zone ravaged by a deadly virus. Meet a gumshoe journalist as she tracks down a figure that'sable to predict the future with terrifying accuracy. And tune into Texas station KRAP (don't touch that dial, there's KRAP on it!) as a pair of down-home country deejays try their damnedest to stop a murder...while they're still on the air.
Fashion shifts into fast-forward for Beverly Hills designer Sophie Duchamp one fateful summer day. "Pourquoi?", you ask. It's the day that her four future selves, each carrying a stolen time device, show up in her studio! But will Sophie's destiny - and humanity's future, for that matter - be irrevocably changed by what they tell her?
"good time travel story"
After spending more than 21 months on Amazon's Top-100 lists, Strangelets with a Side of Grilled Spam: Season One takes us further into the post-apocalyptic world of the original short story. This audiobook contains all four 'episodes' of the Strangelets series. Pursued by packs of deadly 'steelies', Lieutenant MacWilliams and his Humvee crew have journeyed through an America shattered by an alien invasion. Things look grim...until MacWilliams comes across something that could turn the tide. It falls to him and his crew to get the word out across a land choked with post-apocalyptic wreckage and teeming with deadly alien monsters.
"Fantastic Story, Fantastic Reader"
Marshal Michael Fallon rates as the toughest lawman in Fringe Space.
But how did he start out?
Ten years ago, Michael Fallon got himself conscripted into the Galactic Marshal Corps. He attacks the recruiter, vandalizes Academy property, and makes enemies with the biggest, baddest man in his class: his roommate.
Lucky for him, the Galactic Marshals don't disqualify people on grounds of stupidity.
Included with this story are sample chapters of the space western adventure novel, The Adventures of Amanda Love.
Welcome to Fringe Space, partner. Keep your blaster handy, 'cause you might need it. Plunge into the rough-and-tumble world of the galaxy's Fringe. Worlds chock full of Galactic Marshals, ambitious miners, roving preachers, and a full hand's worth of villains and varmints!
In the far future, a beautiful treasure hunter and a disgraced spaceship captain plunge into the fight of their lives when they're ambushed in deep space! The smashed derelict ship they're exploring holds a deadly secret from the last Interstellar War. And there are some who will kill in order to keep the past buried.
"An average space opera."
When a warlock from the magical world of the Morning Land murders Derek Ridder's friend, the LAPD detective gets a new partner. Her name's Tavia, and she's a brash, driven unicorn filly. She identifies the killer as Sir William Teach, the one man she's sworn to capture or kill at all cost. Together, Derek and Tavia race to uncover Teach's dark plans to unleash an ancient evil in order to conquer both of their worlds. Their path takes them through Los Angeles and deep into the fantasy realm of the Morning Land.
"I found this very entertaining"
Pursued by packs of deadly "steelies", Lieutenant MacWilliams and his Humvee crew journeyed through an America shattered by an alien invasion. But now, MacWilliams learns to his horror how his team has put one of humanity's last strongholds right in the aliens' lethal cross-hairs....
Sir Maximilian Maselniczka isn't your typical knight. True, he's dashing, brave, and courageous. Then again, he talks to his horse, he's been known to burn castles down, and he's on the gallop from debts he owes the Bohemian mob. So Maximilian jumps at the chance to earn sacks of gold from King Bronislaw Jankowski. All for performing a little rescue mission. But it's not the typical knightly errand - to rescue the damsel from the dragon. No, this time he's going to have to rescue the kingdom's dragon from the King's extremely magical, extremely powerful, and extremely pissed-off daughter. Who said being a knight was easy?
Pursued by packs of deadly "steelies", Lieutenant MacWilliams and his Humvee crew have journeyed through an America shattered by an alien invasion. Things look grim...until MacWilliams comes across something that could turn the tide. It falls to him and his crew to get the word out across a land choked with postapocalyptic wreckage and teeming with deadly alien hunters. Even if it costs them their lives!
Michael Angel and J.D. Cutler present three tales of people facing their deepest fears....
Meet a nature photographer with a fear of sharks...who's been stranded on a tiny island when the tide starts coming in.... Discover the origin of three scars left on man's body: each one left by facing one of the seven deadly sins. And ride along the razor's edge of a deadly California highway...while a reckless motorcyclist puts everyone in harm's way.
Included in this three-story collection: "Shadow on the Sea", "Three Scars", and "A Road Painted in Scarlet".
When the Caranthine Empire invades the peaceful land of Melusia, the wizard of Darkfell stands ready to repel the attacking hordes. Ready, that is, until a terrible accident knocks him out of action. Muriel, the wizard's younger sister, sends a desperate call for help to a selfless, immensely powerful heroine she's read about via her magical scrying mirror: Leetah, the legendary Mage of the Rose. But Leetah exists in only one place: between the ears of California-based fiction writer Jason Summer.
"I Married the Third Horseman," begins as filmmaker Cassie Van Deene discovers that she's married one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In no time, Cassie's on the run and desperate to find a way to annul the worst marriage decision in history! In "I Am the Vorpal Blade," a daring experiment catapults journalist Alice Lydell into the distant future of a post-apocalyptic Earth! And it turns out that the future of our species hangs on the one thing that sets Alice apart from the rest of humanity.
"A bit of a mixed review, mostly good"
Firefly meets Flash Gordon as con-artist and adventurer Amanda Love travels the star systems of the frontier. Amanda's ample charms include the face of an angel, the bluest eyes west of Delta Vega, and a body that could give a pious man a wet dream in a skin-tight spacesuit. She and her crew of loyal misfits take their traveling "pay to pray" Salvation Show out to the lonely, backwater alien planets that dot fringe space. But her latest "pay to pray" con nearly becomes her last, when she and her crew are attacked by mercenaries sent by Malco Trent, a man who runs the galaxy's most corrupt company: Mal Corp.
Joss Whedon's Firefly meets Flash Gordon as con-artist and adventurer Amanda Love travels the star systems of the frontier. Amanda's ample charms include the face of an angel, the bluest eyes west of Delta Vega, and a body that could give a pious man a wet dream in a skin-tight spacesuit. She and her crew of loyal misfits take their traveling ‘pay to pray' Salvation Show out to the lonely, backwater alien planets that dot fringe space. But her latest ‘pay to pray' con nearly becomes her last....
Six stories of fantasy and speculative fiction await you... Visit a world where a wildland firefighter must use his mysterious powers to save his crew from a roaring inferno. Follow a gumshoe journalist as she tracks down a figure who's able to predict the future with terrifying accuracy. And see if a mercenary game hunter can collect his final prize - a woman with the most powerful psychic ability ever seen. So buckle up...because things are about to get strange.
In the far future, humans share their world with the feline race of the sphinx. D'Artagnan, a young loner, dreamer, and gadget master, lives a quiet life with his scientist uncle. Until the day he meets Rissa, an attractive girl sphinx of his age who's more than a match for his rebellious, smart-aleck ways. But even as the two grapple with feelings they've never experienced before, they stumble across a villainous plot to kidnap a genetically engineered racehorse! Can Rissa and D'Artagnan foil this evil plan? Come to think of it, can they pull it off without killing each other?