By Jill Zeller, writing as Hunter Morrison
In Escudillo, what you are and who you know could get you killed.
Tyler’s command of the mystifying fighting art called Combat may not be enough to save the life of his dear friend, Molly. In the enchanted Southern California town of Escudillo, nothing is as it seems to be. Rogue clowns roam the streets, a mountain highway twists through the heart of town and no one driving it knows the town is even there, and when an old man, who owns a copper bowl everyone seems to want, dies in a fire, Tyler begins to learn a terrible truth about himself, the town’s past, and deadly peril.
The author of numerous short stories and novels, Jill Zeller lives near Seattle, Washington, with her patient husband, a self-centered tuxedo cat, and two very silly English Mastiffs. Her works explore the boundaries of reality. Some may call it fantasy but there are rarely swords and never elves.
For more, visit her website.
1948 Los Angeles. An industry is thriving, but this is not Hollywood.
Clay and mineral deposits feed the famous California potteries: Metlox, Bauer, Franciscan, and 19-year-old Hank Cleveland leaves his Hollywood family for his much older lover, Susan, one of the top designers.
But Hank’s world is overturned when encounters with strangers and lost friends unravel Cleveland family history—bright as a Bauer bowl, fragile as a Metlox figurine, and layered with a glaze of lies.
The author of numerous short stories and novels, Jill Zeller is a writer living near Seattle, Washington with her patient and adoring husband, an English Mastiff and one self-centered tuxedo cat. For more, visit her website.
Her works explore the boundaries of reality. Some may call it fantasy, but there are rarely swords and never elves. More to the point, she prefers to write as if myth, imagination and hallucination are as real as the chair she is sitting on as she writes this. Could be because she was raised as a Christian Scientist but mostly likely is because reality is boring, don’t you agree?
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. The soulless dead are massing and very, very angry. Only Annie can stop the emerging deadly army, and save the life of her daughter, Zoe.
Author of numerous novels and short stories, Jill Zeller is a Left Coast writer, 2nd generation Californian, retired registered nurse, and obsessed gardener. Her works explore the boundaries of reality. Some may call it fantasy, but there are rarely swords and never elves. More to the point, she prefers to write as if myth, imagination and hallucination are as real as the chair she is sitting on as she writes this.
She lives in Oregon with her patient husband, 2 silly English mastiffs and 2 rescue cats—the silliest of all. For more, visit her website.
Night Calls #1
“When you have the Gift, your life is not your own.”
I was born to a family that harnessed the winds and could read futures in fire and water. Yet my mother kept her secrets.
Then the werewolf came, sharing his madness.
Now it’s my turn to keep secrets…
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Descended from powerful magic-users, but ignorant of her heritage, young Alfreda Sorensson learns magic and wisdom from her extended family in an alternate early 1800s Michigan Territory.
“The underlying horror…builds slowly and inexorably to an exciting climax. Nordic superstitions and spirits combined with unusual ways to combat the supernatural make this a unique read for horror fans.”
-VOYA, October, 1996
A John W. Campbell award nominee for her first book, Kimbriel writes literate, character-driven SF, fantasy & mystery. Known for THE CHRONICLES OF NUALA series and stories of Alfreda Sorensson (NIGHT CALLS, KINDRED RITES and a forthcoming title.) Texas author with Indiana and Michigan roots.
Family Genius Mysteries #1
Anastasia Devlin has the instincts of a chameleon, but what she really wants is to provide her siblings with the security of the home she’s been denied. Her grandfather dies and his mansion is usurped by a stranger. If murder hasn’t already been committed, she might perpetrate one herself – starting with the annoying spy in the attic. The threads of three mysteries twine together, and someone wants to cut the cord before Ana finds the answers.
With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance’s hottest authors.
Patricia Rice’s emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. Her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.