Short Stories

Axbridge
 
Axbridge — Morcia

On the trail of a dangerous, violent mage, Tannis and his partner, Beck, fall into a nasty trap—and it’s Beck who barely survives, losing blood almost faster than Tannis can get her to the nearest village for help.

Help proves to be Isani, a curt, mercurial healer who wants nothing to do with Tannis, and even less to do with the mage they’re hunting—a mage Isani knows far too well, and had hoped would never return.

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A Charmed Heart
 
A Charmed Heart

Heart has never been terribly lucky in love. On the rare occasions someone gets past his work and prickly exterior, they don’t like the horrible scars beneath his clothes. He’s long past given up—and definitely will not ever be stupid enough to fall for the persistent attentions of the stubborn Ace.

Note: This story was initially published as ‘The Cursebreaker’ in the Fairytales Slashed Volume 6 anthology.

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Too Dangerous
 
Too Dangerous

Shi is good at what he does, no matter what his stupid ex thinks. Danger comes with the territory, especially when that territory includes a special license to do select work for the government. But when the government needs him to fix something that defeated even their most elite, Shi learns that some situations are too much even for him.

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The Duke's Deception
 
The Duke’s Deception

All Larkin wants is to be left in peace, live a life free of lies and deceit. But agreements have been made and he must see them through if he ever hopes to achieve his goals. But between nefarious dealings, dangerous encounters, and one stubbornly determined prince, the obstacles may ultimately prove insurmountable…

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Beach Remedy
 
Beach Remedy – Paranormal Days ‘verse

With his cousin laid up from a broken ankle, Lee agrees to help him out and combine a beach vacation with a bit of legwork to scope out a haunted lighthouse. That his cousin agrees to pay for the vacation certainly makes a cheesy ghost tour bearable. Lee’s plan is to get the work out of the way quickly, then spend the rest of his time on sun, sand, and all the blood and sex a vampire can stand. But the cute hotel clerk he picks out proves to be anything but an easy snack.

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The Novelty Maker
 
The Novelty Maker

As often as he can possibly manage, Cole slips away from the parties and teas inflicted upon him by his mother to visit Harlowe, the brilliant, mercurial novelty maker he met several months ago when commissioning a piece for his mother. Overwhelmed with work, and preferring to avoid people, Harlowe is not an easy person to know, and Cole values too much their hard-won friendship to ever risk it by telling Harlowe of his true feelings. Then Harlowe begins to receive letters from a secret admirer…

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Burning Bonds
 
Burning Bonds (Natures in Harmony)

The charms and elixirs crafted by the fae are highly prized and notoriously difficult to obtain. The fae charms Fihr sells at his stall are lucrative business, but he would happily throw it all away to have a chance with Satu, the beautiful faerie who makes the charms. When he catches Satu trying to run away, terrified of his betrothed, Fihr throws all caution aside, determined to help Satu no matter what it takes.

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Quality Assurance
 
Quality Assurance – Paranormal Days ‘verse

After a belated birthday celebration, Josh wakes up next to the pretty stranger he took home at the end of the night. A stranger who is gone a few minutes later, leaving behind only a sock and a strange pair pf puncture marks on Josh’s neck.

The very last place Josh expects to see him is as a new employee at the office where Josh works. He’s not opposed to going to lunch together, though—until lunch ends up even stranger than the wounds on his neck.

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