Crucible of Time

Crucible of Time by Jeffrey A. Carver

Part Two of the “Out of Time” Sequence
The Chaos Chronicles: Book Six

by Jeffrey A. Carver
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-800-8
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A galaxy in peril.

The story begun in The Reefs of Time continues. The time-tides caused by Karellia’s defenses have brought the malicious Mindaru AI out of the deep past into the present, threatening Bandicut and Li-Jared, who have arrived at the backwater planet–Li-Jared’s homeworld–to find it on the brink of interplanetary war. Somehow they must forge a peace between Karellia and its neighboring world if the Mindaru threat is to be broken.
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Tinkerbell on Walkabout


A Gina Miyoko Mystery
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$2.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-548-9
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“Walkabout” is the genesis story of Gina Miyoko, PI, protagonist of THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (2018, Pegasus Crime.)

What sort of mystery could unfold in the heart of an obsessively neat junkyard? Wannabe detective Gina Miyoko (AKA Tinkerbell) is about to find out.

She’s 5′2″, gamine, and weighs eighty-nine pounds in a soggy trench coat.

The nickname “Tinkerbell” has followed her from high school. It’s hard to imagine her riding a Harley named Boris, or packing a baby blue .357.
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Incident on a Small Colony

Incident on a Small Colony by Kristine Smith

by Kristine Smith
$1.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-832-9

Set several years before Jani’s exploits in Code of Conduct, “Incident on a Small Colony” is a riveting introduction to Jani Kilian, the worlds of the human Commonwealth and the alien idomeni, and the cost of being true to one’s self.

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Moonstone Shadows

Crystal Magic: Book 7
by Patricia Rice
$6.99  ISBN 978-1-61138-810-7
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A librarian searches for healing, a felon yearns for forgiveness, and an enemy stalks them both…

Hannah Simon holds the library of her ancestors in her head, but she’s in danger of losing her steel-trap mind along with the information it holds. Her only hope is a legendary moonstone said to have healed in times of trouble.
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Sunborn

Sunborn by Jeffrey A. Carver

Book 4 of The Chaos Chronicles
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-804-6

Stars are dying. Bandicut and his friends must learn what threatens the Starmaker Nebula–and confront a billion-year-old adversary of life as they know it.

John Bandicut and his companions are summoned to travel to a star-cloud called Starmaker—known to humans as the Orion Nebula—to discover what force threatens myriad newborn stars, and every world within a thousand light-years. Their journey will take them not just into the perils of a stellar nursery, but into confrontation with the Mindaru, a billion-year-old AI and adversary of life as they know it. Whatever chance they have of stopping the terrifying Mindaru may be found only in the fiery heart of an intelligent sun—with the unexpected aid of sentient clouds named Deep and Dark, who may be the strangest beings they have yet encountered in their exceedingly strange journey.

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Amber Affairs

Amber Affairs by Patricia Rice

Crystal Magic: Book 6
by Patricia Rice
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-784-1
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She sees the future; he lives in the past. Danger shadows the present . . .

Once a childhood TV star, now a tarot reader in the town of Hillvale–home of 325 people and countless ghosts–Amber Abercrombie is content now that she’s escaped the horror of her stage mother and the constant pressure to kill herself with dieting. Then her former teen-idol lover crashes into her tranquility, bringing with him the Death card.
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High Stakes Trial

High Stakes Trial by Mindy Klasky

Book 3 of Washington Vampires (Magical Washington)
by Mindy Klasky
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-807-7
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Vampires, sphinxes, a love triangle, and cupcakes–all against the backdrop of Washington, DC!

Sarah Anderson’s dream job at the vampire night court is turning into a nightmare. Working as the court clerk used to soothe her wild compulsions. But now she’s under indictment for murdering a vampire judge, and both her job and her freedom are on the line.

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Gabriel’s Road

Gabriel's Road by Laura Anne Gilman

A novella of The Devil’s West
by Laura Anne Gilman
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-796-4
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Following the events of RED WATERS RISING, Gabriel Kasun is once again on his own, haunted and hunted by bandits, ghosts, and his own personal demons . . .

A stand-alone story in The Devil’s West series

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Revenge of the Killer Flamingos: A-D-H-D! Oh! Look! A Mystery!

Revenge of the Killer Flamingos by Patricia Burroughs

A-D-H-D! Oh! Look! A mystery!
by Patricia Burroughs
$2.99! (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-766-7
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A! D! H! D! Oh! Look! A mystery!

MJ O’Malley is impulsive, easily distractible, and even more easily bored. But when a hot lawyer hires her to create a flash mob and people start dropping dead–by flamingo?–well, murder in Pisgah Cove, North Carolina is the brightest, shiniest object to capture her attention ever!
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New Worlds, Year Two

New Worlds, Year Two by Marie Brennan

More Essays on the Art of Worldbuilding
by Marie Brennan
$3.99 (Nonfiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-783-4
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Explore a world of your own . . .

Science fiction and fantasy are renowned for immersing their readers in rich, inventive settings. In this follow-up to the collection New Worlds, Year One, award-winning fantasy author Marie Brennan guides you through new aspects of worldbuilding and how they can generate stories. From beauty to books, from tattoos to taboos, these essays delve into the complexity of different cultures, both real and imaginary, and provide invaluable advice on crafting a world of your very own.
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Azure Secrets

Azure Secrets by Patricia Rice

Book 5 of Crystal Magic
by Patricia Rice
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-780-3
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A chef who brews magic challenges a mayor with secrets.

After a childhood of being tossed from foster homes for claiming she can detect liars by their scent, Fiona Malcolm McDonald does her best to conceal her secret these days. But when she sniffs a wrongdoer and drives him off with jalapeno cheesecake, she loses still another cooking job and is homeless again. She places her last hope on her mentor in Hillvale, a town as weird as she is.
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Never After

Never After by Marie Brennan

Thirteen Twists on Familiar Tales
by Marie Brennan
$0.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-777-3
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Forget perfect princesses, handsome princes, and “happily ever after.” In this collection of thirteen flash-length fairy tale retellings, award-winning author Marie Brennan introduces you to a world of manipulative mirrors, treacherous pigs, and candy houses that will eat you right up. Each one is a subversive little gem, guaranteed to shock the Brothers Grimm.
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The Jani Kilian Chronicles Books 1-3

The Jani Kilian Chronicles Books 1-3 by Kristine Smith

by Kristine Smith
$9.99 (Box Set) ISBN 978-1-61138-774-2

A three-volume omnibus containing Books 1-3 of the Jani Kilian Chronicles:

Code of Conduct: Jani Kilian has been on the run for 18 years. But when Interior Minister Evan van Reuter, her former lover, tracks her down and begs her help in finding his wife’s killer, she has no choice but to agree.

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The Fog of Time

The Fog of Time by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center: Book 3
by Brenda W. Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-770-4
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Somewhere, somewhen, time traveler Jack Wragsland has an enemy, an implacable and pitiless foe. It will cost Jack more than his life to defeat him.

What is time travel good for? Well, you need never lose. Redo that failure, rerun that war, reboot that relationship, until it flies. You can do and be whatever you desire.

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Meet Myself There

Meet Myself There by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center: Book 2
by Brenda W. Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-769-8
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Colonel Ben Ming can defend his nation Jalanesia and his wife, the President, from all the usual foes. But not from time traveler Jack Wragsland.

What good is time travel anyway? For Col. Ben Ming, head of Jalanesia’s armed forces and husband of President Calla Ang, it’s nothing but a headache.
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The River Twice

The River Twice by Brenda W. Clough

Edge to Center Volume 1
by Brenda Clough
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-764-3
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Calla Ang expects to be the next president of her Southeast Asian country, until a charming time traveler from Victorian England sweeps her into a dangerous tangle of overlapping realities.

Calla Ang has always known her own power. Her grandmother is the dictator of Jalanesia in Southeast Asia, and Calla’s future is to follow in her footsteps.

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Magical Washington: Four in Hand

Magical Washington by Mindy Klasky

by Mindy Klasky
$9.99 (Omnibus) ISBN:978-1-61138-773-5
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Witches and vampires and werewolves and more!

There’s magic afoot in Washington DC!

A librarian who finds out she’s a witch–Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft.

A clerk of court for the vampire night court–Fright Court.

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Wedding Gems

Wedding Gems by Patricia Rice

A Crystal Magic Collection
by Patricia Rice
$7.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-758-2
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Succumb to temptation and follow the call to Hillvale- population 325 – a cozy little mountain town filled with love, mystery, and ghosts…

Award-winning author Patricia Rice presents three romantic novellas from her celebrated Crystal Magic series–together for the first time in one collection.
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Intermezzo: Family Matters

Intermezzo: Family Matters

by Patrice Greenwood
A Wisteria Tearoom Story
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-771-1
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Between Christmas and New Year’s, Ellen Rosings travels a landscape of doubt. Can she and Tony truly forge a permanent relationship, and will their families support or oppose their intention to marry?

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The Wedding Surprise

The Wedding Surprise by Patricia Rice

A Crystal Magic Novella
by Patricia Rice
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-755-1
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With Christmas excitement raising Hillvale’s spirits–both literal and figurative–Keegan Ives and Mariah are setting out on new careers and a new relationship. As the town’s future draws them in different directions, can their love survive an unanticipated bundle of joy?

 

The Crystal Magic series:
Sapphire Nights
Topaz Dreams
Crystal Vision
The Wedding Gift
The Wedding Question
The Wedding Surprise

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Confessions of a Ballroom Diva

Confessions of a Ballroom Diva by Irene Radford

Artistic Demons: Book 1
by Irene Radford
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-756-8
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What’s a Psychic Vampire to do when she discovers the judge of her dancing competition is the ex-lover who staked her?

Living in the shadows, Psychic Vampire Janet Dryer was a killer addicted to Soul Fire–until her lover tried to kill her at Woodstock in 1969. These days, she haunts exotic night clubs and draws energy from throbbing drums.

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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith

Book 1 of The Jani Kilian Chronicles
by Kristine Smith
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-558-8

Captain Jani Kilian’s life should have ended in front of a firing squad.

Instead, she evaded battlefield justice by dying in a transport crash. End of story, according to official Commonwealth Service records.

But doctors repaired her in secret, using the most advanced Service Medical technologies available, or so they assured her.

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Imago

by Amy Sterling Casil
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-138-2

“Robert Louis Stevenson tells us that ‘we’ve never made a statue worthy of our dreams,’ and that’s happily true, because it keeps writers like Amy hard at work carving new statues… watching her work, and seeing the results, has sent me down to the quarry for a new block of marble myself more than once. Amy’s a prodigious dreamer, and she’s got some statues that are about as worthy as they come.”

— James P. Blaylock
author of Homunculus and The Last Coin.

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The Chaos Chronicles


Volumes 1-3
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$7.99 (Omnibus) ISBN 978-1-61138-196-2

A boxed set of three novels: Neptune Crossing, Strange Attractors, and The Infinite Sea. When John Bandicut encounters alien sentience on Triton, his life changes forever—from sacrificing everything to save Earth, to confronting a malicious entity at the edge of the galaxy, to fathoming the abyss of an alien ocean. A major hard-SF adventure from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End.

Individual novels originally published by Tor Books  

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Hinky Chicago Omnibus #1

Hinky Chicago Omnibus 1 by Jennifer Stevenson

Book 1-3 of Hinky Chicago
by Jennifer Stevenson
$9.99 (Omnibus) ISBN 978-1-61138-596-0

Discover the first three adventures of Jewel Heiss and her Hinky Squad as they battle the encroachment of magic on the city of Chicago!

Jewel goes undercover to bust a con artist and accidentally releases an incubus from his “treatment bed.”
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The Usual Path to Publication

The Usual Path to Publication, ed. Shannon Page

27 stories about 27 ways in
by Shannon Page
$2.99 (Essay Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-601-1
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With as many “success stories” as there are authors, there is no usual path to publication. Here, for your edification and entertainment, are a double dozen (and more) examples.

An essay collection of the many Unusual, inspirational, bizarre, even dreadful tales of how writers actually got published — and how even that is not the end of the story.

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The Wedding Question

The Wedding Question by Patricia Rice

Crystal Magic: A Novella
by Patricia Rice
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-754-4
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While juggling the demands of their busy lives, Theodosia Devine-Baker and Kurt Kennedy find that love and living together require just as much work. Halloween always brings out Hillvale’s spooks, but when Teddy declares a ceramic dragon is sending smoke signals, Kurt wonders if it’s time to flee the eccentric community to look for a more normal life.

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