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    • Kill Game

    • Cold Poker Gang, Book 1
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Retired Detective Bayard Lott hosts the weekly poker games at his home. The group calls themselves the Cold Poker Gang. And they succeed at closing old cases. Lott's very first homicide case as a brand-new detective had gone cold more than 20 years earlier. But retired Reno detective Julia Rogers, new to the Cold Poker Gang, suggests they look at that case again for personal reasons.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Fantasy Adrift

    • Fiction River, An Original Anthology Magazine, Book 7
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From fairy tales fractured into unrecognizability to Russian mobsters hanging out with zombies, from New World slavery to modern Alaskan cruise ships, the stories in Fantasy Adrift sail across the genre. Two writers make their fiction debuts next to best sellers Steve Perry and Dean Wesley Smith to take listeners on a journey of the imagination - as only Fiction River can do.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fiction River: Hex in the City

    • An Original Anthology Magazine, Volume 5
    • By: Seanan McGuire, Kerrie L. Hughes(editor), Dean Wesley Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Dean Wesley Smith, Jerimy Colbert, Barton Grover Howe, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Thunder Mountain

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A science fiction tale of love and survival of two modern professors dealing with the past they both love and study. Offered a free trip into a remote Idaho wilderness that she loves and studies, Professor Dawn Edwards can't refuse. On the trip she meets Professor Madison Rogers, and they fall for each other before they even reach their destination. But living in the Old West proves to be a brutal task at times. Somehow, Dawn must survive to rescue herself, her friends, and the man she loves. A science fiction novel of the old west and true love

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Cold Call

    • A Cold Poker Gang Mystery Volume 2
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When retired detective Bayard Lott offers to help Julia Rogers search for her lost friend near a remote Idaho lake, they find clues that might lead them directly to the most dangerous serial killer in Las Vegas history. Set in the rugged mountains of Idaho, this twisted mystery pits the Cold Poker Gang against a master criminal.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Fiction River Special Edition

    • An Original Anthology Magazine, Special Edition, Volume 1
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Doug Allyn, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Boice, Jerimy Colbert, Jane Kennedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Write a Novel in Ten Days

    • WMG Writer's Guides Book 6
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Phil Baker
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days. He wrote about his progress, his feelings about the writing, and how he approached and overcame obstacles. This book takes readers on a journey that demonstrates that writing fast, and writing well, comes from motivation and practice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for what it is

    • By SDH on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing

    • WMG Writer's Guide, Volume 6
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    As indie publishing flourishes, many, many myths form around this new booming area of publishing. USA Today best-selling author and major indie blogger Dean Wesley Smith takes a cut at killing some of the myths before they can take root. From the myth that indie writers can't get books into bookstores (they can) to the idea that indie publishing must be easy (it is and it isn't), Dean knocks 10 myths down one after another and might just save you years of wasted time.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Dust and Kisses

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Kendra Hoffman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    USA Today best-selling writer Dean Wesley Smith weaves a tale of love and survival in a devastated future world. When Carey Noack returns to the ruined Portland, Oregon, hoping to meet other survivors after three years of living alone, she doesn't expect the man of her dreams. At first, Matt Ladel, the only person living in the old city, thinks he imagined the beautiful woman weaving through dead cars. Then he finds the reality behind the fantasy.

    Regular price: $17.99

    • How to Save the World

    • Fiction River, #2
    • By: David Gerrold, William H. Keith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Buchman, Jerimy Colbert, Kristine Rusch, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How to Save the World brings together 11 of today's brightest authors, presenting their answers to solve a pressing problem facing the human race. From the growing energy crisis to women's rights to overpopulation to the survival of humanity in the future, the stories in this anthology examine the issues facing our planet today - and offer hope for our survival tomorrow.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dead Money

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Poker: a high-stakes, deadly serious professional sport. Doc Hill knows all too well the risks involved. Or so he thinks. But when one of the greatest poker players of all time dies, the stakes rise even higher. Doc must solve an increasingly frightening series of murders - and win the biggest tournament of his career - before he finds himself forced to fold his cards for good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great find

    • By Sherron E. Allen-woods on 05-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hand and Space

    • A Captain Brian Saber Story
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Sketch MacQuinor
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Sometimes the elderly can make a real difference when given a chance. Captain Brian Saber must recruit a 91-year old discredited scientist to help save all of humanity from a deadly attack by aliens deep in space. Science fiction with a human touch.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing

    • WMG Writer's Guide, Volume 5
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The publishing world continues to evolve, but myths about who can make a living as a fiction writer maintain a life of their own. Whether you pursue traditional or indie publishing success, you need to know the pitfalls and traps that undermine many writers' careers. In this WMG Writer's Guide, USA Today best-selling author and former publisher Dean Wesley Smith addresses the ten most damaging myths that writers believe in modern publishing.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Grapevine Springs

    • A Thunder Mountain Novel, Book 8
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Could the entire history of an Old West mining town be false? Did Grapevine Springs ever really exist? Duster Kendal wants to know the answer to that question. But to get the answer, he must turn for help from two top researchers who must risk everything, including their lives, to find the answer. A gripping new adventure in the Thunder Mountain series.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Against Time

    • Seeders Universe, Book 2
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Paleontologist Callie Sheridan spent a few days deep in the Oregon Caves on a dig with three students from the University of Oregon. When they emerged, they found almost everyone in the world dead. Survival became her only thought. Mathematician and galactic explorer Vardis Fisher dropped into orbit over a planet where almost all of the human life had been recently killed for no obvious reason. Suddenly, hundreds of other ships, all human, appear in orbit and start working to save the planet's remaining population.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite a Novel

    • By Hugh on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Fiction River

    • Moonscapes, an Original Anthology Magazine, Volume 6
    • By: Fiction River, Steven Mohan Jr., Annie Reed, and others
    • Narrated by: Jerimy Colbert, Jane Kennedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Our Slaying Song Tonight

    • A Jukebox Story
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: TJ Jones
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Sometimes the special jukebox in the Garden Lounge does more than take a person back to a memory. Sometimes it brings a memory to the bar. And when that memory is of a murder, Stout and the rest have to risk their lives to do the right thing. A special jukebox story from best-selling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • In the Shade of the Slowboat Man

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Jane Kennedy
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    For a vampire, saying goodbye to your mortal lover can be the hardest thing you ever have to do.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Dinner on a Flying Saucer

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Thaddeus R. R. Boyd
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Sometimes, when a fella gets to help out with fightin' a war between two alien races, it's just not such a good idea to tell your wife. Sometimes the truth just isn't good enough. A really fun short story by USA Today best-selling writer Dean Wesley Smith. Best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith has written more than one hundred popular novels and hundreds published short stories. His novels include the science fiction novel Laying the Music to Rest and the thriller The Hunted as D.W. Smith.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Melody Ridge

    • A Thunder Mountain Novel
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    USA TODAY best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith wrote for decades about a jukebox that took a listener back to the memory attached to a song. The Jukebox Series consists of more than 20 short stories and gathered numbers of award nominations and movie options. Then in 2012, Dean started work on the Thunder Mountain series of novels, starting with the novel Thunder Mountain. Time travel novels set partially in the Old West. Now, finally, in Melody Ridge, he combines the two worlds and reveals the origin of the jukebox for the first time.

    Regular price: $19.95

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