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The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter

|| Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…

The Queen of Swords

|| Book 3 in the Golgotha series. Maude Stapleton, late of Golgotha, Nevada, is a respectable widow raising a daughter on her own. Few know that Maude belongs to an ancient order of assassins, the Daughters of Lilith...

The Refrigerator Monologues

|| A series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “fridged”: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress.

Nothing Left to Lose

|| Book 6 in the John Cleaver series. "My name is John Cleaver, and I hunt monsters. I used to do it alone, and then for a while I did it with a team of government specialists, and then the monsters found us and killed almost everyone, and now I hunt them alone again."

Soleri

|| The ruling family of the Soleri Empire has been in power longer than even the calendars that stretch back 2,826 years. Those records tell a history of conquest and domination by a people descended from gods, older than anything in the known world. No living person has seen them for centuries, yet their grip on their four subjugate kingdoms remains tighter than ever.

All Systems Red

|| On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid. Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

Firebrand

, || Book 2 in the Steeplejack series. To catch a thief, Ang must pretend to be a foreign princess and infiltrate an elite social club. But Ang is far from royal material, so Willinghouse enlists help from the exacting Madam Nahreem.