In a post-apocalyptic world where technology survived but many humans did not, Dane Tarker finds himself the target of a plot by a powerful magistrate. But the tables have turned, and now Dane must act the part of a magistrate to save his skin. Murder, adultery, and even time travel come into play as Dane protects the secret of the body in the back room. Can he pull off his dangerous charade?
Since his wife’s death, novelist David Carvier can’t put two words together. Desperate to break the stranglehold of writer’s block, he retreats to his secluded cabin to wrestle with his frustrations, but there David tips on the edge of madness as he endures strange, terrifying episodes. When his new girlfriend arrives, the mysterious pieces unravel to reveal the horror behind the twisted haunting.
Goose Morgan, a lounge piano player with a close-but-not-quite career, slips ever further down and out, then seems to just disappear entirely. Out of nowhere, he mysteriously rockets to notoriety with new, hot licks. Where has this virtuoso been all these years? Could it really be the same Goose Morgan? Some say you’re born with talent. Some say it can be learned. What if it can be stolen?
Brad and Vicky, two teenagers frolicking through the summer in a Lake Michigan beach town, indulge their adventurous impulses and hike up Kolson Creek. Local legend has it an aging wizard lives up there. Some even claim to have seen him, and the ones that really have are changed forever. They say the wizard has magic. They say he can grant wishes. But of course, that’s just an old wives’ tale…
Parched, spent, and plodding through the relentless desert heat, Jack Barker thinks of nothing but finding his way home. A way to rest. Pushed to the limit of endurance, Jack begins to hear and see strange things in the swirling dust. It seems like a miracle when he suddenly finds himself with precious water to stay alive. But sometimes, staying alive isn’t quite the miracle it might be.
The White Dress
Franklin Holt, a werewolf on the northern California coast, survives tumultuous years of disturbing violence and now stays away from human confrontation. When Colleen, an Irish selkie, rises from the sea and into his life, it is a unique relationship, a test of time unlike anything they could imagine. Each of them faces a critical decision: can they afford the risk of revealing their secret?
Falsely accused of molesting a rancher’s teenage daughter, young cowhand Jacob rides for his life across the high Arizona desert. Born and raised on the ranch, Jacob scarcely fathoms how his fortunes changed. Now on a stolen horse and facing rape charges, Jacob gallops desperately away from a seemingly inescapable fate. Will the scheming daughter get her comeuppance or escape her own justice?