When private detective Cooper “Coop” Harrington meets record label mogul Grayson Taylor at a swank gathering of country music artists and politicians he never imagines he’ll be investigating his brutal murder less than twenty-four hours later.
With his son seriously burned in a fire he'd heroically been fighting, Dr. Terry Mann hopes to use a new technology to give his son a second chance at life. The prequel to Mark Gardner's Body Rental Series, Pithos is the deep background fans of his stuff needed.
Danny Peterson is the town's first ever female Fire Marshall. The position carries baggage of several types: political, social, and professional, but who could have guessed at the personal toll she was about to suffer?
The opening chapter of USA Today bestselling author, David Chill's novel builds the tension of the business world, a man's family life, and an assassination plan, all before the story even kicks off.
When his friend is murdered on the streets in a way eerily familiar to him, a war vet and ne'er-do-well from the Frisco Streets decides to take matters into his own hands.
800 years after a dark lord invaded their kingdom, planning to steal all that made the lands special the four fairy groups are fighting back. Fairy Tales are about magic, fantasy, good versus evil, and love conquering all.
Having stumbled upon a ghostly farmhouse that isn't supposed to exist anymore, and finding items and vehicles of a bygone era, all new and seeming abandoned, our heroine begins to wonder if maybe she's passed through a portal that's less about time and more about the nature of existence itself.
When a doctor takes a ghost hunting vacation without her spouse, she hopes to find a good story to bring home. What she finds instead is a little more than life changing.
In these two stream-of-consciousness tales, evil comes for a damsel and a hero battles confusion. First, a man of Scandinavian lineage must fight off a psycho killer, then a couple in love are tormented by a cult from the woman's past.
The Good Old Days weren't always good, but at least he could go out for dinner at a reasonable hour, and he didn't have to deal with his wife's hangry outbursts.
In this tale from the future, an American president has reached the Constitutionally mandate term limit, but why should a little thing like that keep him out of office? Tyrant has been submitted to "The Renegade" anthology and is included in Mark's "Warmache and Other Stories" paperback.
Read by the author, this story explores the contrast between the good life and the seedy side and how love of family can force a man to confront his demons.
Katherine just wanted to make a little money doing a sleep study for a month. Now she's being held against her will with a handsome stranger who signed up for a very different study. Will this nightmare ever end?
Having agreed to a sleep study, Kate learns that the program she signed up for is not exactly the one she got when she wakes to find that she has a roommate ... a male roommate. Oh, well, they'll just run out the clock, right?
Kathryn has just lost a job and is having trouble sleeping, so her doctor suggests she sign up for a month long sleep study that pays ten grand. What could go wrong?
An unusual murder brings the worlds of steampunk cosplay and goth club nightlife together and threatens to disrupt the workaday lives of a family of - well, let's call them entrepreneurs.
After attending a nearby steampunk convention, a young woman meets a gruesome demise, made worse when she is dumped behind a nearby goth club.
This story originally appeared in Lillicat Publishers’ ‘Visions II Anthology: Moons of Saturn’ and was nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction.
A young couple seeking thrills find that seeking danger can turn deadly. The best laid plans, and all of that.
What happens when you try to change the past and when you try to rig the future? In the exciting conclusion of our time travel tale, we finally learn the answers to everybody's questions.
Time travel has been discovered and its primary discoverer has a plan to use it to change the course of his family’s history. Meanwhile the project’s funder is less worried about changing the past than in learning the future.
Harold Stone's family secret is revealed, Mark Davis' personal secrets are examined, Gunther Hessman's personal humiliation is explained, and Paul Kurt's professional humiliation is inevitable unless he can figure a way to reconcile the others' situations in this time travel yarn.
When three grad students learn the secret to time displacement, the secrets of the past and the mystery of the future clash in a violent and unavoidable series of events.
As we learn how the team came together and developed their time travel concept, hints that there may be some discord in the ranks begin to bubble behind the scenes.
Three savants – a physicist, a mathematician, an engineer – and their wealthy benefactor have discovered the secret to time travel. But one of them has an ulterior motive which threatens the very nature of time itself.