Enter a new world or return to see old friends in four Powder Mage Universe novellas featuring Erika, Tamas, Adamat, Taniel, Ka-poel, and Ben Styke.
Keegan Quinn watches the passengers disembark wondering where his mail order bride is. All he sees is a woman with a husband and child. Upon approaching the young woman, he discovers she is his bride, and she has a daughter she never mentioned. As they cross the street, the little girl screams for her daddy and points to the man who accompanied them on the stage.
"Edearing Story, good listen."
Rescued from Indians, Cecily McGuinness suffers from horrendous nightmare; ones that have her running from her lodging into the woods. She'll never be normal again and most of the townspeople look at her with disdain. All she ever wanted was a family and a place to call home. Sheriff Shane O'Connor is tired of tracking Cecily down each time she takes flight. Finally he makes her an offer to keep his house and help turn it into a farm.
Five stories from the Powder Mage Universe, including the never-before-published "Green-Eyed Vipers".
Having read this promising broadside, Modesty Brown flees from arrest in London for the safety of married bliss in the New World. At 26, she might not be young, nor handsome, and most certainly not honest. But educated, she is. Upon her arrival in Jamestown, the saucy wench is accused of witchcraft by a ruthless nobleman - and it's either burn at the stake or wed a savage.
"Feisty Virginia Historical Romance"
A bizarre and vicious rash of murders has wrapped the city in the cold grip of fear and a curfew is in place to protect young women from the clutches of an unknown madman. Chastity MacLeod, a young investigator for the secretive Order of St. Raphael, is assigned the case. With only a woman's severed head and a handful of macabre clues, Chastity must use all of her experience and training to find a killer that leaves no trace, no weapon, and no blood.
"An interesting mix of characters"
Personal Protection specialist Ava Rome follows three rules: A professional never calls attention to herself or her principal; a professional never leaves her principal; and, the most important rule, a professional never gets involved with her principal. To break the rules is to die.
"Action and a Likable Female Lead.."
Waikiki, Hawaii. Golden sunshine. Waving palm trees. Sparkling blue water. Private eye Ava Rome's calling is to protect the defenseless. She takes on the cases of Jenny Mordan, a working girl who is being harassed by a police detective, and Cassie Sands, a teenager who is mixed up with a marijuana grower. Norman Traxler did 10 years in San Quentin nurturing his hatred of Ava Rome, the young MP who took him down for assaulting a prostitute.
Shannon McMurphy travels to Asherville, Texas as a mail order bride expecting to marry a rancher. Instead, her intended is a saloonkeeper. Her refusal to marry enrages John Hardy and he slices her cheek with a knife so no other man would want her. She runs into the street and no one helps her until blond, blue-eyed Cinders rescues her.
"book 2 plz"
Handsome cowboy Tramp Hart left his home and friends over a year ago. He's finally back to make amends and take his place on the ranch. That is until he walks into the house he designed and finds a woman living there. He needs a plan to get her out so he can move in. Mail order bride Ilene Duffy traveled from New York City to Asherville, Texas only to find out her marriage contract was no longer valid. Rancher Cinders and his wife Shannon offer her an empty house on their land. Ilene has no intentions of getting married.
"At last, Trump's story! A Winner!"
What began in the wasteland of Dead Mech, and continued alongside Europe and Asia in the Americans, now has its epic conclusion in Metal and Ash. Commander James Capreze and his team of mech pilots must no longer battle just zombies, cannibals, religious cults, and the ever dreaded dead mechs. Now, they will be put to the test by the forces of the Three, as the evil alliance bent on dominating every inch of the world attacks from two fronts, forcing Capreze to split his forces and make alliances with those he had been sworn to defeat.
"The (literally)explosive conclusion to the trilogy"
Hundreds of years after the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization has put itself back together again. Their secret weapon against the zombie hordes: the Mechs. Massive robotic battle machines. But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie? Hell on earth is unleashed...
"Great story... Great writer... Ruined by Narrator"
The exciting sidequel to Dead Mech takes you on a hellride through Europe, Asia, and beyond as American Ghost Heather Walton must save her family, her friends, and an all-important cargo, as all Americans struggle to maintain their place in a world where the powers that be no longer want them. And will stop at nothing to put an end to their standing and their very existence!
"A stylistic side step, a great sequel!"
Erika ja Leora is a powder mage in northern Kez, a place where that particular sorcery is punishable by death. She is only protected by her family name and her position as heir to a duchy. When she decides to help a young commoner-a powder mage marked for death, fugitive from the law-she puts her life and family reputation at risk and sets off to deliver her new ward to the safety of Adro while playing cat and mouse with the king's own mage hunters and their captain, Duke Nikslaus.
"Good short story, subpar narration"
Taniel Two-Shot is a powder mage with the Tristan Ghost Irregulars, a band of volunteers who have made a name for themselves fighting in the Fatrastan Revolution. They range through the swamps of the frontier, cutting off enemy supplies and raiding towns while Taniel hunts the Privileged sorcerers that make the Kez armies so powerful. When a desperate call for help comes from the nearby city of Planth, the Irregulars aren't the only ones to answer and Taniel must deal with another hero of the revolution: Mad Colonel Styke.
"Great story! Disappointing presentation..."
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Special Detective Constable Adamat may be the most capable young investigator in all of Adopest. He's sharp, thoughtful, and his particular sorcery gives him a flawless memory. A transfer to the First Precinct seems like the perfect opportunity to showcase his abilities and advance his career. But things work differently in the First Precinct. The murder of a businessman's mistress quickly pulls Adamat into an unexpected world of conspiracy and politics where he's forced to use all his wits to stay one step ahead of unseen enemies....
"Its All About Adamat"
"Ardath Mayhar is a neglected writer, and that is criminal. She is one of those born storytellers and natural writers who has done so much so well that it is easy to take her for granted. Trust me, as the spider said to the fly: read Ardath's work. Be captivated by her worlds. They will never let you go. Promise." - from the Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
This box set contains the first four novellas of the PBI Case Files: Episode One: The Beginning, Episode Two: Outbreak, Episode Three: Lost Plane, and Episode Four: Justice Driven.
"Romance, Suspense, Conflict, and Special Powers.."