Of Bone and Steel and Other Soft Materials

      Annie Bellet
Of Bone and Steel and Other Soft Materials

Eking out an existence as a scavenger in post-apocalyptic Russia, Ryska never thought she would be more than a blind, discarded military experiment. Then she ends up in the middle of a kidnapping gone wrong and must use her all her skills to save herself, and the young boy who brings back painful memories of her past.This is a science fiction short story.Eking out an existence as a scavenger in post-apocalyptic Russia, Ryska never thought she would be more than a blind, discarded military experiment. Then she ends up in the middle of a kidnapping gone wrong and must use her all her skills to save herself, and the young boy who brings back painful memories of her past.This is a science fiction short story that originally appeared in the anthology Mirror Shards: Volume One.

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    The Scent of Sunlight

      Annie Bellet
The Scent of Sunlight

Single mother Queenie Hayes struggles to support her two young children and tells them stories of a world filled with sunlight instead of concrete, a world called the Veldt where magical creatures abound and her family roams free. As a social worker threatens to break Queenie's family apart, the Veldt offers her family a chance to escape if she can find the courage to reach for it.Single mother Queenie Hayes struggles to support her two young children and tells them stories of a world filled with sunlight instead of concrete, a world called the Veldt where magical creatures abound and her family roams, free from the trials of the real world. As a social worker threatens to break apart Queenie's family, the Veldt offers her family a chance to escape if she can find the courage, and imagination, to reach for it.The Scent of Sunlight is a fantasy short story by Annie Bellet.

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    Flashover

      Annie Bellet
Flashover

Creole gentleman Remy Pigeon has a gift, or a curse. He can touch objects and read the past from them. He prefers to stay away from trouble, but when an attractive red-head with a serious problem and a supernatural secret wanders into his house on a hot summer day, Remy knows that trouble has just found him."Flashover" is a paranormal mystery short story.The Floyd sisters are Lynda, age 13, Cheri, age 11 and Sinda, age 8. They are amateur detectives who live with their mother. The girls seem to find themselves in sometimes scary situations which call for them to become sleuths. Lynda tries to be the responsible one while Cheri and Sinda bicker a bit like sisters sometimes do. They pull together when they need to or the situation calls for it. In Tips for the Beginning Detective, the Floyd sisters offer advice to others who may find themselves in scary or unknown situations. The girls also include a mini-mystery for the reader to solve using their newfound detective tips.

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    Winter's Bite

      Annie Bellet
Winter's Bite

Many years ago, Ysabon made her living by the sword as a skilled mercenary. Now she lives in Westedge with her brother's children, tending to the animals and afraid of dying old and useless. When a horrible winter storm drives monsters down from the mountains, Ysabon can save her family and her village if she finds the strength to take up the sword for a final battle. (A short story.)Many years ago, Ysabon made her living by the sword as a skilled mercenary. Now she lives in Westedge with her brother's children, tending to the animals and afraid of dying old and useless. When a horrible winter storm drives monsters down from the mountains, Ysabon can save her family and her village if she finds the strength to take up the sword for a final battle."Winter's Bite" is a fantasy short story by Annie Bellet.*Bonus Material* Read the first five chapters of "A Heart in Sun and Shadow" free at the end of this ebook.

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    Broken Moon

      Annie Bellet
Broken Moon

Janie thought she was a lone wolf until she met Roane. She believes he's her soul mate as he takes her into his home and his heart. But when she unlocks a hidden room, Janie discovers dark secrets that could threaten not only her life, but that of her unborn child.Broken Moon is an urban fantasy short story by Annie Bellet.Mystery writer Violet Carsten has spent most of her life behind the pages of a book, either reading one or writing one. When she inherits a house in the city she ends up getting much more than she bargained for! Through some amazing coffee, a real life mystery, an overprotective older brother, and a little bit of pepper spray, she finds the man of her dreams. Will she take a chance on love or will old fears keep her heart locked up tight?

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    Delivering Yaehala

      Annie Bellet
Delivering Yaehala

Exiled from her people, Alila lives alone in a canyon. When a pregnant princess on the run from assassins disrupts her quiet world, Alila chooses to help her reach the coast. Hounded by assassins and torn apart by distrust, Alila’s choice threatens to reveal her dark past and her terrible secret. If she and the princess survive their journey to safety.Exiled from her people, Alila lives alone in a canyon harvesting Frankincense resin with her twin unicorns for company. When a pregnant princess on the run from assassins disrupts her quiet world, Alila chooses to help her reach the coast. Hounded by assassins and torn apart by distrust, Alila’s choice threatens to reveal her dark past and her terrible secret. If she and the princess survive their journey to safety.“Delivering Yaehala” is a fantasy novelette by Annie Bellet.

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    Witch Hunt

      Annie Bellet
Witch Hunt

A mute elven archer known only as Killer. Azyrin, a half Winter-orc shaman and his human swordswoman bride, Makha. Drake, the charming rogue. The pixie-goblin, Rahiel, and her mini-unicorn, Bill. These are the Gryphonpike Companions.Arriving in Strongwater Barrow, the Companions find the town riddled with plague and death. Ending the curse and saving the survivors means going into the swamps.A mute elven archer known only as Killer. Azyrin, a half Winter-orc shaman and his human swordswoman bride, Makha. Drake, the charming, swashbuckling rogue. The fireball-slinging pixie-goblin, Rahiel, and her mini-unicorn, Bill. These are the Gryphonpike Companions.Arriving in Strongwater Barrow, the Companions find the town riddled with plague and death. Ending the curse and saving the survivors means going into the swamps where monsters lurk and witches wait. Sounds like exactly their kind of day.This is an adventure fantasy novella.

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