Announcing… Science fiction short story bundles from There’s a Sword for That

Two bundles of two stories each from an upcoming scifi story collection called There's a Sword for That (using a fantasy motif in a scifi context — just for the fun of it). The tales come out of a weapons shop on a space station, visible on the covers.


Monsters, And More — A Science Fiction Story Bundle

Monsters – Xenoarchaeologist Vartan has promised his young daughter Liza one of the many enigmatic lamedh objects that litter the site of a vanished alien civilization.

No one can figure out what they're good for, but Liza finds a use for one.

Adaptability – The Webster Marble Deluxe Woodsman, Model 820-E, has been offline for quite some time. Quite some time indeed.

Good thing Webster has a manual to consult, and a great many special functions.


The Visitor, And More — A Science Fiction Story Bundle

The Visitor – Felockati is anchored to his permanent location underwater and misses the days of roaming his ocean world freely.

But something new drops out of the sky and widens his horizons — all the way to the stars.

Your Every Wish – Stealing the alien ambassador's dagger is a sure thing for Pete — just what he needs to pay off his debts.

Until he starts talking to it. There has to be a way to get something for himself out of the deal. Has to be.

The Visitor was previous published in Strange Horizons.

Announcing… On a Crooked Track (Book 4 of The Chained Adept)

on-a-crooked-track-full-front-cover-widgetOn a Crooked Track is now available at a variety of retailers in both paperback and ebook formats.

The fourth entry in The Chained Adept series concludes the adventures of Penrys, a wizard with a mysterious background and an unremovable chain around her neck. For a complete list of books in the series, see here.

For more about On a Crooked Track, see here.

Announcing… Broken Devices (Book 3 of The Chained Adept)

Broken Devices - Full Front Cover - WidgetBroken Devices is now available at a variety of retailers in both paperback and ebook formats.

The third entry in The Chained Adept series continues the adventures of Penrys, a wizard with a mysterious background and an unremovable chain around her neck. For a complete list of books in the series, see here.

For more about Broken Devices, see here.

Announcing… Mistress of Animals (Book 2 of The Chained Adept)

Mistress of Animals is now available at a variety of retailers in both paperback and ebook formats.

The second entry in The Chained Adept series continues the adventures of Penrys, a wizard with a mysterious background and an unremovable chain around her neck. For a complete list of books in the series, see here.

For more about Mistress of Animals, see here.

Announcing… The Chained Adept (Book 1 of The Chained Adept)

The Chained Adept - Full Front Cover - WidgetThe Chained Adept is now available at a variety of retailers in both paperback and ebook formats.

The first entry in The Chained Adept series follows the adventures of Penrys, a wizard with a mysterious background and an unremovable chain around her neck. For a complete list of books in the series, see here.

For more about The Chained Adept, see here.

Announcing… Bound into the Blood (Book 4 of The Hounds of Annwn)

Bound into the Blood - Full Front Cover - WidgetBound into the Blood is now available at a variety of retailers in both paperback and ebook formats.

The fourth entry in The Hounds of Annwn series continues the story of George Talbot Traherne's adventures as a human huntsman in the fae otherworld of the Virginia Piedmont. For a complete list of books in the series, see here.

For more about Bound into the Blood, see here.

King of the May (excerpt) – Chapter 1

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CHAPTER 1

Prologue
Creiddylad knelt at her father’s feet and waited for his response. She surreptitiously watched from her humbly lowered eyes, the subtle smile that was normally on her face hidden from his sight.

Lludd, King of Britain, stiffened in his great seat in his private audience chamber. “Can this possibly be true? The wizards were right that rock-wights made the ways we use, and my son Gwyn knows this and keeps it from me?”

“He’s found a method of controlling the elementals, father,” she said, rubbing salt into the wound. “I fear my friend Madog paid with his life when he challenged Gwyn’s authority.” The fact that Madog had been experimenting with them, had even kidnapped a young one, was carefully omitted.

Lludd ruminated on this treacherous and independent son. Prince of Annwn, indeed. Only by my will, he reminded himself. It was time he took that back and made something more useful out of him. Annwn would be better served by an ambitious deputy who owed everything to him, one who had proven his loyalty.

It would be a shame to hurt him too badly, but he could always breed other children. That’s what they were there for, after all—the glory of his line.

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