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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Alamut

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by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-026-2

A knight from across the sea, a beleaguered kingdom, a spirit of fire.

Judith Tarr’s beloved novel of grand romance and high magic in the age of the Crusades appears for the first time in digital form. Join Prince Aidan, son of a mortal king and an immortal enchantress, and the deathless Assassin Morgiana, in a saga of war and truce, betrayal and honor, hate and love.

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Arrows of the Sun

Arrows of the Sun by Judith Tarr

Avaryan Resplendent Volume I
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-283-9

The war between the Golden Empire and the Empire of the Sun is over, the empires merged into one, and one emperor over them all: Estarion, heir to both royal houses. But Estarion will not accept half of his heritage, nor will the Golden Empire willingly accept him. The same forces that assassinated his father are arrayed against him, led by the last scion of an ancient imperial line‚ and he must stand against them and truly unite the empires, or see all the great work of his ancestors reduced to rubble.
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Ars Magica

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by Judith Tarr
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-075-0

From farmer’s son to Prince of the Church

Gerbert was a farmer’s son in an obscure town in France, but his gifts of mind and intellect were so remarkable that even in the feudal world of the tenth century, he could rise far above his station. Princes and prelates courted him; emperors called him friend and teacher. He brought the lost art of mathematics back into Europe; he was an astronomer, a musician, a builder of strange and wonderful devices. In the end he reached the pinnacle of the world, a seat so lofty and an authority so great that he answered only to God Himself.

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The Aunt Paradox

The Aunt Paradox by Chris Dolley

Book 3 of Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries
by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-391-1

HG Wells has a problem.

His Aunt Charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Now she’s rewriting history!

Reggie Worcester, gentleman’s consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves, are hired to retrieve the time machine and put the timeline back together.
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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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Baker’s Dozen

Baker's Dozen by Leah Cutter

by Leah Cutter
$5.99 (Collection)
ISBN 978-1-61138-301-0

Travel to cold Seattle and the see the world from the viewpoint of a private investigator who just happens to be a ghost, then go down to the creole fairy courts of Louisiana, learn the secrets of 9s and how the raven warriors take care of their own. Here are 13 tales of fantasy and wonder, sweet and savory, to fill you up just right.

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Barefoot Pirate

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by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-053-8

With two bossy older sisters, Joe doesn’t like girls. Nan doesn’t have any friends.

Joe and Nan would never have spoken if they hadn’t both reached for the same odd little book on a shelf in their favorite part of the library, the adventure stories.

They agree to share it… and discover not just a story, but a promise that magic is real, and that someone from another world is needed to break a spell.

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Barrenlands

Barrenlands by Doranna Durgin

The Changespell Saga: A Prequel
by Doranna Durgin
$4.49 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-313-3

Before there was Dun Lady’s Jess

Magic, betrayal, and a twice-cursed exile–only one man’s determination can untangle the deadly intrigue that binds them together.
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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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Bijou

Bijou by Jill Zeller

by Jill Zeller
$7.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-345-4

A drug made of living souls. Is immortality worth the cost?

A black market in souls; their essence, known secretly as Bijou, bestows the illusion of youth to those who can afford it. Annie Novak and her family have long sought to protect the dying and the newly dead from soul-theft, but a new and unimaginable threat has appeared; someone is stealing souls from those who are not yet dead, and the distilled infusion of Bijou Xtra provides long, long life.
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Brotherhood

Brotherhood by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-226-6

Tony Collina’s brother has just died in a steel factory accident. His friends urge him to take a stand against the factory owners, but it’s 1937 and Tony has a family to support. What he’s forgetting is that brotherhood changes everything, whether it’s the fraternal ties of the union or the undying bonds of blood.

“Brotherhood,” a short story that first appeared in the anthology Haunted Holidays, is also available as part of Space Magic, the award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Capitol Magic

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by Mindy Klasky
$0.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-0-98545-702-0

A Jane Madison/Fright Court Novella.

Jane Madison is searching for a job that will fulfill her, enabling her to combine her peerless librarian skills with her witchcraft. Sarah Anderson, clerk of court for the District of Columbia Night Court, is just beginning to figure out what she can do as a sphinx, an ancient protector of vampires.

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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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Changespell

Changespell, by Doranna Durgin. Changespell Saga Vol. II

The Changespell Saga Vol. II
by Doranna Durgin
$4.49 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-317-1

Dun Lady’s Jess–once a horse, now learning the ways of the human heart: love, betrayal, and deadly revenge.

Jess, once a horse called Dun Lady’s Jess, is still struggling to integrate her human and equine selves when the wizard Arlen discovers someone in Camolen is callously turning wild creatures into bewildered and maddened human slaves.
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Changespell Legacy

Changespell Legacy by Doranna Durgin. The Changespell Saga Vol. III

The Changespell Saga Vol. III
by Doranna Durgin
$4.49 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-318-8

Dun Lady’s Jess–all horse, all woman, all heart…and the only one left who can save her disintegrating world from magic gone awry.

Arlen of Anfeald is dead–or so his friends believe, for Camolen’s Council of Wizards has been cut down in a treacherous ambush of twisted magic…and the only surviving witness is a palomino stallion named Ramble.
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Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely

Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-220-4

Existential angst is tough enough when you’re human. When you’re a purple giraffe in a comic strip, you know you’re being watched, and none of your friends believe you, it’s even harder. A Locus Recommended Reading selection, Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely also appeared in Year’s Best Fantasy #5.

“Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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Circle of Compassion

Circle of Compassion by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine
$0.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-223-5

Circle of Compassion by David D. Levine (short story) is the tale of a young priestess in an ancient China that never was, who must use a tiny magical charm to defeat a great army. It originally appeared in the anthology Gateways.

“Circle of Compassion” is also available as part of Space Magic, an award-winning collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by David D. Levine.

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The Clockwork Fairy Kingdom

The Clockwork Fairy Kingdom

Book 1 in The Clockwork Fairy Kingdom Trilogy
by Leah Cutter
$5.99  ISBN 978-1-61138-405-5

Adele—the beautiful Fairy Queen with wings of clockwork—despairs when her husband, the Master Tinker, dies before he finishes the Great Machine that will reignite the human-fairy war and drive the humans away. When she meets Dale, a human boy with natural talent who can finish the machine, she enslaves him and binds his will with her fairy magic.

However, Dale’s twin sister Nora, who has only recently discovered that she is a Maker and has power of her own, escapes before she can be taken as well.

Can Nora understand and accept the magic that makes her different and save both her brother and herself before the fairy kingdom clockwork can be turned on, killing millions of innocent people?

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Conscientious Inconsistencies

Conscientious Inconsistencies by Nancy Jane Moore

A Collection of Short Fiction
by Nancy Jane Moore
$4.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-258-7

“Break all rules, including these.”

So advises one of the stories in this reprint collection. These stories jump — conscientiously — from a homage to Alexandre Dumas to an action-packed adventure set in the near future. There’s also an epic fantasy or space opera — take your pick — told in aphorisms, a contemplation on death, and a tale of what happens when walls begin to divide a place. As Lyndon Perry wrote of the now-out-of print PS Publishing hardcover edition, “Moore’s style rises above a particular perspective and stands on its own as quality short fiction.”

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Coyote Ugly

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And Other Tales
by Pati Nagle
$5.99 (Short Story Collection)
ISBN 978-1-61138-033-0

From the dark depths of the past to the bright hopes of the future, Pati Nagle’s stories range across the palette of human emotion.

Named for her Theodore Sturgeon Award Finalist story, Coyote Ugly includes fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery, and a few surprises.

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Crown Duel

Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-071-2

Sherwood Smith’s most popular young adult fantasy begins with Meliara and her brother vowing to free Remalna from an evil king. War is tougher than it seemed. When Meliara is caught by the enemy commander, the elegant Marquis of Shevraeth, it’s escape or die. Afterward, Meliara faces a tougher challenge: the battlefield is no longer mud and steel, but palaces, the weapons manners and fans. Toughest of all is courtship, when the one who catches her heart is an enemy.

The e-book edition corrects many errors in the print edition, plus it includes segments from the point of view of the hero.

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The Crystal Rose

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The Mer Cycle, Book Three
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-261-7

She is the sign of God on earth; she is the personification of evil. She is the rebirth of the religion of Caraid-land; she is its complete undoing. Some call her Taminy-Osmaer—Divinely Glorious. Some call her Taminy-Wicke and ward against her.

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The Dagger and the Cross

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by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-073-6

Immortal lovers, battling faiths, a kingdom torn asunder: love and war in the time of the Crusades.

In the time of the Crusades, in a world at war, a prince of immortal lineage and a spirit of fire who was once an Assassin prepare to celebrate a royal wedding. But he is Christian and she is Muslim, and there are those who hate them not only for their disparate faiths but for their power and magic.

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Dark Magicks

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Two Stories
by Katharine Kerr
$0.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-256-3

Two stories from the time of King Arthur, when magic was real and dangerous.

Dead Man’s Hand

Dead Man's Hand by Pati Nagle

by Pati Nagle
$5.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-212-9

Only one will leave the final table…alive.

Wild Bill Hickok awakens to the feel of flesh crawling onto his bones.  Alive again, in the graveyard in Deadwood on a cold October night, he has an irresistible compulsion to go to Atlantic City.

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Dead of Light

Dead of Light by Chaz Brenchley

Northern Lights Book 1
by Chaz Brenchley

$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-140-5

When Benedict left home, it was maybe the first time he’d stood up to his family. It was also meant to be the last. No contact, he said, I’m disinvesting.

In all honesty, they weren’t sorry to see him go. Ben had never had their talent, never had the family spark. When you run a city — especially the way the Macallans ran theirs—the last thing you need is a reluctant passenger.
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