The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance
Publication Date: January 2013
Love conquers all including natural disasters and alien invasions in this contemporary fiction collection, featuring Flying is Faster by Jeannie Holmes, Star Crossed by Cathy Clamp, Naturally Beautiful by Jamie Leigh Hansen, Seven Months of Forever by Linnea Sinclair (Games of Command), Memories of Gravity by Patrice Sarath, Fade Away and Radiate by Michele Lang
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Pub. December 2010
All of us have stumbled on websites that require visitors to agree to abide by certain rules of conduct. But how many of us actually read those rules? We blindly click on the “I Accept” button or tick the little box that will move us to the next page, never imagining that there might be consequences to that act. Chuck is about to learn that lesson the hard way.
Chuck remained very still, hidden behind the boxes in the shadows. A fine trembling had begun in his muscles and bile rose to his throat. He struggled to keep down the breakfast of eggs and bacon from . . . was it just a few hours ago? He turned, fully expecting to see some terrifying hulk of misshapen flesh and tentacles waiting to swallow him. But the room hadn’t changed, at least not much. The FAQ page was still beckoning him from the powerless monitor, but a foul-smelling fog had begun to flow down the staircase, blanketing the floor with an iridescent bluish mist. He wasn’t proud of the whining quality in his voice when he spoke, but it was all he could utter from a throat gone suddenly cold and dry. “I . . . I didn’t mean to agree to the terms. It was a mistake. I haven’t gone anywhere else yet. It won’t hurt anything to let me go, right?”
The resulting sound from the speakers was an odd cross between a low-pitched growl and an amused chuckle. “Must the management even dignify that with a reply?”
“No,” came Chuck’s whisper at length. “No, I suppose not.” He coughed and swallowed what small amount of saliva he could pull from his cheeks to ease the scratching. Then he rose to his feet and stepped through the mist toward the possessed computer. His nose tried to turn his head away from the stench, but failed to find any corner of the room the putrid scent hadn’t invaded. He imagined this hideous odor is what people living during the Black Plague must have been forced to abide—diseased, decaying flesh, fear-laced sweat and all manner of excrement overlain with thick ammonia.
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Chicks in Capes
Pub. Date: December 2010
Chicks in Capes is fun and provoking collection of ALL NEW prose short stories by a wide range of female authors: including NYT Bestselling authors Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie, and Jennifer Fallon, along with comic book herstorian Trina Robbins, and a host of other popular fiction and comic book contributors. All of the stories are about super heroines, many characters created exclusively for this collection, and featuring ALL NEW stories about established characters: Lady Action and Domino Lady. All contributors for the book are female!
Strong female super-heroine characters from all walks of life are included in this stellar anthology: a parking valet, an archeologist, a bike messenger, a nurse, a holocaust survivor and many more. There is something for everyone is this anthology: action, adventure, drama, romance, science-fiction, and more! Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie, Jennifer Fallon, Trina Robins, Gillian Horvath, Cathy Clamp, Barbara Kesel, Elaine Lee, Kathe Catto, Valerie D’Orozio, K.G. McAbee, and Elizabeth Massie.