We all look up at the moon and wonder. And maybe dream. For centuries, the moon filled our imaginations. Eleven professional writers took those dreams and set original stories on moons scattered all over the galaxy. Yet, as the dreams of centuries, every story holds a human touch. From a mythical man fulfilling a childhood wish to a fantastic addition to Kristine Kathryn Rusch's best-selling Retrieval Artist series, this volume of Fiction River allows you to travel to 11 different moons without leaving the comfort of home.
From a funeral procession in Asia, to an ancestral estate deep in the heart of a vaguely Victorian forest, to a carriage accident in the vast universe of The Runelords, Unnatural Worlds takes listeners on a journey to the far side of the imagination. Funny, heartbreaking, frightening, but most importantly, memorable, the original stories in this anthology go places few writers dare reach. Unnatural Worlds marks the perfect start to the brand-new Fiction River anthology series.
The beloved Victorian Christmas ghost storytelling tradition continues to thrive in modern day, and this multi-genre anthology of short stories is proof. Cuddle up next to a crackling fire with some holiday music playing softly in the background, and lose yourself in eight amazing Christmas stories by a gang of super-talented, cross-genre authors. Not only are they heartwarming, but they incorporate mystery, science fiction, romance and ghosts!
Urban fantasy offers a diverse playground for some extremely powerful stories. Professional writer and editor Kerrie L. Hughes pulled some fantastic tales out of 14 top writers for this fifth installment of Fiction River. Set in urban lands from modern Portland, to a future Detroit, to a wild Washington, D.C., and ending the tour in London, these top writers take the idea of "Hex" and stretch and twist it into stories with a magickal grip on the imagination.
Time-travel stories open the entire world and all of time to writers' imaginations. The fifteen writers in this third original anthology in the Fiction River line explore everything from Chicago gangsters to Japanese tsunamis, and travel from 2013 to the nineteenth century to a vast future. Featuring work from award winners to bestsellers to a few newcomers whose time will come, Time Streams turns the time-travel genre on its head. Fiction River is off to an auspicious start. It's a worthy heir to the original anthology series of the 60s and 70s.
Discoverability: a modern marketing buzzword. For writers, discoverability means the difference between gaining an audience and publishing into the void. Now, USA Today best-selling author and renowned business blogger Kristine Kathryn Rusch deftly tackles the topic of discoverability in this latest WMG Writers' Guide. Rusch covers topics such as when to hire help, how to measure success, and the most important thing writers can do.
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender's office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender's office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
"Brilliant Intersection of Law and the RA Universe"
So many mysteries in the past. So many opportunities as well. As Portals, Inc. uses historians to test its time travel devices, historians use Portals to test their theories. Neyla believes the 17th century discovery of the dead Princes near the Bloody Tower will tell her who murdered the boys centuries before. Thomas Ayliffe believes he can pull off the crime of the century - any century. All three agendas collide in a story about crimes and criminals, past, present, and future.
Finally, Kristine Kathryn Rusch's graphic tale of a world overrun by vampires gets a new life of its own. When she was a little girl, Cammie drove a wooden stake through her father's heart to save her brother Ben's life. Separated by the system, Cammie lost track of Ben. Now Cammie works as an eradicator, a vampire slayer for a privately funded organization. But she can't forget her brother. She leaves her job and her home to discover what happened to Ben. Instead, she discovers what price she paid for her own survival. She learns about her family, and its legacy. She learns what it really means to have sins of the blood. A memorable cult classic of vampirism, Sins of the Blood is the most shocking book Rusch has ever written.
Fiction River is an original fiction anthology series. Modeled on successful anthology series of the past, from Orbit to Universe to Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, the goal of Fiction River is to provide a forum for "original ground-breaking fiction of all genres". Each Fiction River volume will have electronic and trade paperback issues published by WMG Publishing, and will feature some of the best new and established fiction writers in publishing.
For a vampire, saying goodbye to your mortal lover can be the hardest thing you ever have to do.
Kristine Grayson's twisted worldview shows itself in these five stories of love, geeks, and happily ever after. In "The Charming Way", a nerdy Prince Charming falls in love with an Evil Stepmother. "Geeks Bearing Gifts" shows that even Greek Gods need computer dating services sometimes. "Name-calling", the most "normal" story in the audiobook, focuses on a woman who won't get married until she figures out what to do about her last name.
On the first Christmas since her husband Tyler died, Amelia goes to the lab to revisit their research. After all, what could it hurt? One little leap into the past, just to touch an old memory. To see him one last time. Only time travel isn't easy. Nor is it straightforward. And it holds more surprises than Amelia ever imagined.
For Amelia's second marriage, Gram gives her a visit to a wedding counselor. Not a marriage counselor, but someone who will advise how to achieve a perfect marriage through the perfect ceremony. Superstitious nonsense, Amelia thinks, but she doesn't want to offend Gram. But as the meeting progresses, Amelia realizes what the perfect wedding means - and why Gram wants her to have one.
"Okay After a Slow Start"