Story Excerpt Sunday: From King of Hearts by Jennifer Stevenson

King of Hearts Backstage Boys Book 1 by Jennifer Stevenson What went before: Stagehand King Dave has been disrespected by his ex-wife with the aid of a can of orange spray paint. Nadine, a preacher’s daughter, was the only witness. … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Ardent Forest by Nancy Jane Moore

Ardent Forest by Nancy Jane Moore The young women approached the box to pay their respects to the Governor. “Daddy,” Cecily said. “Governor,” said Rosa, wondering exactly when she had stopped calling him “Papa Guy.” “Daughter,” said the Governor, beaming … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Wild Card Run by Sara Stamey

Wild Card Run by Sara Stamey My uneasiness had blossomed into a case of screaming nerves, understandable considering the data I’d just seen. I rose and paced the control room, lights flashing across me from the rod, tremor roaring through … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From A Hinky Taste of You by Jennifer Stevenson

A Hinky Taste of You Hinky Chicago Book 5 by Jennifer Stevenson I’m on my third lap in a power jam, skating nine second laps, I mean, I am in the zone, and Fist Kist of all people comes out … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Hinky Genie Lamp by Jennifer Stevenson

The Hinky Genie Lamp Hinky Chicago Book 4 by Jennifer Stevenson Inside the cavernous room, women in tights jogged around an oval track taped on the concrete. A set of cheap metal bleachers sat on one side. Jewel and Randy … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Hinky Bearskin Rug by Jennifer Stevenson

The Hinky Bearskin Rug Hinky Chicago Book 3 by Jennifer Stevenson Clay and Randy met Jewel and Ed in the basement of the Kraft Building. “What is this place?” Randy said. Jewel never came down here. The basement was a … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Starfarers by Vonda N. McIntyre

Starfarers by Vonda N. McIntyre from Chapter 3 The wilderness had begun to feel like a dream, yet a dream of such intensity that she could bring it back in vivid memory. Three orcas breached, one after the other, bursting … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Harmony by C.F. Bentley

Harmony Confederated Star Systems #1 by Irene Radford, writing as C.F. Bentley Major Jake Hannigan monitored the schematic on his cockpit screen. He adjusted his wing trajectory a micron to keep in formation. Bronze Squadron, based at Space Base III … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey

The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey [Editor’s note: Book View Café offers a $2 discount on Sara Stamey ebooks through October 20:  The Ariadne Connection, a Cygnus Award winner for speculative fiction, and Islands, a ForeWord Book of the Year … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Taco Del and the Fabled Tree of Destiny by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Taco Del and the Fabled Tree of Destiny A Merlin’s Tale by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff I was ten when mi madre y padre were killed. We lived real close to the Border between Potrero and Embarcadero — just north of … Continue reading

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