Magical poisons. Magical spies. A tower of magic that hides in plain sight. All part of a brutal underworld that programmer Dorelai Trelton stumbles onto, and if she fails to quickly figure out how to escape the danger she's in, she'll soon be dead.
Dorelai Trelton desperately wants to escape the relentless bad luck that hounds her. The software company she works for is on a death spiral to layoffs, her boyfriend stalks her, and now someone has secretly dosed her with a magical poison called "nightmare dust." Unfortunately, her poisoning makes it possible for her to see every hidden magical secret within her city. Secrets that others will hurt her for ... even kill her for ... if the nightmare dust fails to kill her first.
Keywords: contemporary fantasy novel, urban fantasy, wizards, demons, magic, horror
Lynn Kilmore writes mostly dark fantasy, suspense, and science fiction tales. Stories published include novels such as Cubicles, Blood, and Magic and Soul Cages, as well as short stories such as Just One Date. She made her debut with a short story in Albuquerque The Magazine.
"… this is a voice that is unfortunately not often heard from."—Albuquerque The Magazine on Parallels.
The tales in this collection include: A Maze of Cubicles; Green Grow the Rushes; Just One Date; King of All He Surveyed; Parallels; Shade Town; The Enchantment of Coyotes; and Writer's Flight.
Keywords: Fantasy short story collection, contemporary fantasy, historical fantasy, weird wild west
When I saw my escape, I took it. Now I'm in New York City and trying to get my life back on track. Despite the tracker in my ankle, Crow hasn't come for me. He hasn't even called me. I told him the depth of my feelings but he cruelly rejected them.
Maybe he's forgotten about me.
One day, I walk into my apartment and spot the pile of buttons on the counter. I never left them there, and there's only one explanation for their presence.
Maybe Crow hasn't forgotten me after all.