Deborah J. Ross

I began writing professionally in 1982 as Deborah Wheeler with Jaydium and Northlight, (and the omnibus edition, Other Doorways: Early Novels), and short stories in Asimov’s, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy and Star Wars: Tales from Jabba’s Palace. Now under my birth name, Ross, I have written an epic fantasy trilogy, The Seven-Petaled Shield. My collection Azkhantian Tales, includes four short stories set in that world. Book View Cafe also offers my nonfiction Ink Dance: Essays on the Writing Life and a number of my stand-alone short stories.

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Jaydium

Jaydium by Deborah J. Ross

by Deborah J. Ross
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-0-9828440-4-5

Hungry for “a wild and woolly journey through time and space,” some really cool aliens, and a touch of romance?

Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt, leaving its human victims bitter and desperate: Kithri, the daughter of a scientist, abandoned on a desolate mining planet with no hope to use her talents, and Eril, shell-shocked pilot, finding adapting to peace more difficult than he dreamed. A freak accident sends them back to a time when their desert world was lush and green, when an alien civilization stands on the brink of a war of total destruction.
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Ink Dance

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Essays on the Writing Life
by Deborah J. Ross
$2.99 (Nonfiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-350-8

A cup of inspiration, a dash of understanding, and a generous serving of wisdom for writers new and old. From the desk of writer and editor Deborah J. Ross comes a collection of warm, insightful essays on the writing life: including getting started, negotiating with the Idea Fairy and creating memorable characters, writing queries, surviving bad reviews, dealing with life’s interruptions, confronting creative jealousy, and nourishing yourself and your creative muse.

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Azkhantian Tales

Azkhantian Tales by Deborah J. Ross

From the world of The Seven-Petaled Shield
by Deborah J. Ross
$1.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-259-4

Across the Azkhantian steppe, warrior women ride to battle against foes both human and supernatural. From the world of The Seven-Petaled Shield come four fantasy tales, originally published in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress.

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Northlight

Northlight by Deborah J. Ross

by Deborah J. Ross
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-039-2

She’s a Ranger, a wild and savvy knife-fighter, determined to get help in finding her partner who’s lost on the treacherous northern border. He’s a scholar who sees visions, eager to escape the confines of city life and the shadow of his charismatic mother. With the assassination of a beloved leader and the city in turmoil, the two have only each other to turn to. What begins as a rescue mission turns deadly as together they unravel the secret that lies beneath Laurea’s idyllic surface.

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Other Doorways

Other Doorways by Deborah J. Ross


Early Novels
by Deborah J. Ross
$7.99 (Omnibus) ISBN 978-1-61138-090-3

Jaydium: Far in the future, an interplanetary civil conflict has ground to an uneasy halt, leaving its human victims bitter and desperate: Kithri, the daughter of a scientist, abandoned on a desolate mining planet with no hope to use her talents, and Eril, shell-shocked pilot, finding adapting to peace more difficult than he dreamed.
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Fire and Fate

Fire and Fate by Deborah J. Ross

A Fantasy Story
by Deborah J. Ross
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-159-7

Hired to assassinate a renegade wizard, swordswoman Cinnabar resents having to bring the Duke’s son along so he can claim credit for her work. He doesn’t know he’s been infected with treachery spells…and she doesn’t know she’s going to fall in love with him.

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Remembering

Remembering by Deborah J. Ross

A Fantasy Story
by Deborah J. Ross
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-160-3

Their only hope lies across the sea: escaping a brutal witch-hunt and the flaming ruins of the city, Eliane gathers the frightened orphans onboard the last ship. But the ocean holds its own perils… and the secret to Eliane’s past.

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The Casket of Brass

The Casket of Brass by Deborah J. Ross

A Fantasy Story
by Deborah J. Ross
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-128-3

“Hamlet” meets “The Arabian Nights” — with a feminist twist! A young princess-scholar returns home to find her grandmother dying and her uncle, the Regent, poised to seize the throne.

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Pearl of Fire

Pearl of Fire by Deborah J. Ross

A Fantasy Story
by Deborah J. Ross
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-158-0

Against all custom, Rayzel is chosen to carry the warrior pearl into battle. Day by day, it sets her apart, transforming her into a soulless killer, until the son of her enemy steps into a sunlit glade, sees her dancing, and changes her world forever.

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The Price of Silence

The Price of Silence by Deborah J. Ross

A Science Fiction Short Story
by Deborah J. Ross
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-161-0

The crew of the spaceship Juno expect to find a fertile planet ready for colonization. Instead, they discover a fiery grave and a space station filled with corpses. What happened here? A natural disaster… or an alien weapon capable of destroying an entire world? Honorable Mention, Year’s Best SF, 2009.

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Across the Spectrum

Across the Spectrum, ed. Pati Nagle and Deborah J. Ross

Book View Café’s 5th Anniversary Celebration
Edited by Pati Nagle and Deborah J. Ross
$5.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-337-9

Book View Café celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life’s hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark. Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and many more.

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Beyond Grimm

Beyond Grimm ed Radford and Ross

Tales Newly Twisted
Edited by Deborah J. Ross and Phyllis Irene Radford
$4.99 (Anthology)
ISBN 978-1-61138-155-9

Not your grandmother’s fairy tales…

From the far-ranging imaginations of Book View Café authors comes this delirious collection of classic tales newly twisted into dark, dangerous, and occasionally hilarious re-tellings. From the golden isles of Greece to the frozen north, from fairytale castles to urban slums, join us on an unforgettable journey!

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Brewing Fine Fiction

Brewing Fine Fiction edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and Pati Nagle

Advice for Writers from the Authors
at Book View Café

edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff & Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-403-8

“Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction; Advice For Writers From the Bookview Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula LeGuin, to Deborah Ross’s comments on reviews, you’ll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered. For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can’t beat it.” — Mary Rosenblum, Longridge Writers Group Instructor

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Mad Science Café

Mad Science Cafe, ed. Deborah J. Ross

Edited by Deborah J. Ross
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-328-7

From the age of steam and the heirs of Dr. Frankenstein to the asteroid belt to the halls of Miskatonic University, the writers at Book View Café have concocted a beakerful of quaint, dangerous, sexy, clueless, genius, insane scientists, their assistants (sometimes equally if not even more deranged, not to mention bizarre), friends, test subjects, and adversaries.

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The Passionate Café

The Passionate Cafe Vol I

Edited by Sarah Zettel
$1.99 (Sampler) ISBN 978-1-61138-088-0

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An ebook of romantic tales from BVC authors, The Passionate Café contains stories that range from quirky and humorous to Regency, by Patricia Rice, Madeleine Robins, Jennifer Stevenson, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Marissa Day, and Sarah Zettel.

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The Passionate Café II

The Passionate Cafe II

A Romance Sampler from Book View Café
edited by Pati Nagle
$1.99 (Sampler) ISBN 978-1-61138-244-0

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‘Tis the season of romance…

Book View Café’s masters of romance offer a new selection of delectable tidbits to tantalize your taste for passion. Lovingly gathered into one convenient ebook, this array of samples from current romance and romantic novels by award-winning and bestselling writers is like a box of bon-bons. A sweet Regency delight, something dark and rich, a touch of the fantastic — which will you taste first?

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Ways to Trash Your Writing Career

Ways to Trash Your Writing Career


The Wisdom of Book View Café
edited by Phyllis Irene Radford
$0.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-087-3

With a dash of humor, Book View Café presents a review of the surest and fastest ways to bring your writing career to a screeching halt.

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