Christmas Music: A Romantic Holiday Story

      Rusty Fischer
Christmas Music: A Romantic Holiday Story

Grace Weatherly is fresh out of rehab and looking to start her life over. So when the power goes out on Christmas Eve, she can’t help but lose her cool. But as the residents of her dumpy apartment complex come together in the dark, she finds out the true meaning of Christmas, one revelation at a time. This 4,661-word short story is 25 pages long.Take a journey with the fairies who discover the secret source of life. Take hold of a bear spirit and be transformed.
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    The Werewolf On Christmas: A YA Paranormal Story

      Rusty Fischer
The Werewolf On Christmas: A YA Paranormal Story

Jace Thompkins is spending his third Christmas at Paranormal Place, a government "rehab" facility for werewolves, lycans and shifters. When his family visits, his sister gives him a gift he's not sure he can accept: a hairpin, while the guards aren't looking. Will Jace use it to escape, even though he can't control what he does after he morphs? Or will he hide it... if only from himself?Humanity has enjoyed a nurturing and beautiful planet throughout the long evolutionary journey that Mother Nature has gracefully allowed our species. However, as with most sentient life forms on other worlds, we too have succumbed to the greedier side of our nature and are quickly losing grace with our planets ability to support us with a viable biosphere. Luckily for us, we have progressed far enough along the technological path so that we actually have a chance for success if we choose to attempt migration to favorable worlds outside of our own solar system. Embark on a journey that tells a tale of one possible way for the human species to achieve freedom from our own Mother Nature, and travel to other worlds where her lovely twin sisters await our arrivals, so that we might have extra chances for long term survival! From finding enough raw materials in the asteroid belt for attempting such a journey, to the extreme technology and stubbornness of one man to see his dream of transplanting humans into the cosmos become a reality. However, he can't do it alone! And, through sheer good luck, good karma, or both, enough hard working and dedicated people (carbon based and metal) come to his cause and help get it off the ground, and on its way into the great void that exists between the stars!
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    Snowfall: A Romantic Christmas Story

      Rusty Fischer
Snowfall: A Romantic Christmas Story

In 'Snowfall,' what starts out as a routine catering job turns into a magical night as two lost souls try to keep warm during the year’s first big snowfall.This 4,220-word short story is 25 pages long.Shannon and Ally love the fall when they can go to the cabin and have fun with their cousins at Thanksgiving. Their new dog Becca has fun too, swimming in the pond.
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    The Right Vampire: A Romantic Halloween Story

      Rusty Fischer
The Right Vampire: A Romantic Halloween Story

When Haley Chambers mistakes a handsome stranger in a Dracula costume for her blind date, she thinks she’s died and gone to matchmaker heaven! That is until her friend points out her “real” blind date – half as handsome but just as Dracula – across the room. Now Haley must decide which is the “right” vampire, surprising herself in the process.It was just luck that placed George and his boat in such a place and time that he couldn't help but be faced by a terrorist group intent on one final act of mass murder. The yarn carries us from the splendor of Western Canada, through the urbanity of Southern England to the jungles of Costa Rica.George Mudd.......ex-SAS, entrepreneur extraordinaire specializing in oil field security and contracted to British Security to assist in Counter Terrorism.Padraig O'Brian......sleeping terrorist committed to wreaking havoc and death in London.Kevin Callahan......ex-military now a contract killer on the loose.Hector Pan.......a leader in his chosen field.Jennie Mudd......ex-copper, horsewoman, wife, signatory to the Official Secrets Act.
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    King Toot: 101 Revolting Rhymes for Little Monsters

      Rusty Fischer
King Toot: 101 Revolting Rhymes for Little Monsters

In King Toot, monsters of all ages will find 101 silly, grody, goofy – even a few revolting – poems about goblin boogers and grinning ghosts and cackling witches and werewolf farts! Includes a bonus chapter for teachers and parents on how to turn these festive poems into teachable moments for your own little monsters!“Oh the toots, that left King Tut; When they first, unwrapped his butt!” So begins my gassy, grody and very silly collection of 101 revolting rhymes for little monsters. But it’s not just mummies that fill this grody collection. Here monsters of all ages will find tales of goblin boogers and grinning ghosts and cackling witches and werewolf farts! Includes a bonus chapter for teachers and parents on how to turn these festive poems into teachable moments for your own little monsters!
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    Elevator Music: A Romantic Holiday Story

      Rusty Fischer
Elevator Music: A Romantic Holiday Story

Darby is heading home on New Year’s Eve when she gets stuck in the elevator with a handsome stranger. But just when their last minute love story is heating up, the elevator starts and they part ways forever. Or will a New Year’s miracle bring them back together for a second chance at holiday romance?This 5,820-word short story is 31 pages long.DEPLOYMENT VIETNAM Part 1 only tells part of the story in its 86,000 words. It is a historical and multicultural novel about the American Navy Seabees and what they did and accomplished in Vietnam.A Navy Seabee veteran of over 4 years when he volunteers for a tour of duty in Vietnam in late1966, Dan Lee Davis was 26 years old and a second class heavy equipment operator. He had been operating construction equipment as a civilian and a Seabee for over fourteen years having grown up around farming and road construction. He did one tour on NAS Adak Alaska with a mobile construction battalion (MCB) for 8 months where he ran a bulldozer stripping the treacherous tundra overburden to open an area where they could mine laterite to be used as fill and from another hill to expose hard rock where the blasting crew could blast to be sent to the rock crusher. He then transferred to overseas shore duty at MCAF, Futemma, Okinawa for over three years. While at Futemma, Dan met a Eurasian bar girl whom he lived with for almost three years In October of 1966 Davis went through military training, a basic jungle warfare course in Port Hueneme, CA before joining an MCB that was on its way to Vietnam for deployment.Dan survives a VC mortar attack in April of 1967 just before going on R & R to Okinawa.Dan and Suzie, his Eurasian lover had decided to go their separate ways when he left Okinawa for Port Hueneme and sea duty. They did not communicate from October of 1966 until he went to Okinawa on R & R in April of 1967 and Dan accidentally found she had changed bars and towns on Okinawa. They both discovered that separating, no contact, was not what either wanted and reconnected. Just before Dan goes back to Vietnam they decided to marry after Dan’s Vietnam tour is up.Dan’s best friend, Brad Burgess is killed by a VC placed mine on Highway 1. Dan arranges to take Brad’s R & R to Okinawa so he can visit Brad’s Okinawan fiance who is carrying Brad’s baby. Dan and Suzie spend time together and reinforce their commitment to each other.Suzie and Dan are befriended by a Marine sergeant, Steve Lars and his Okinawan wife Reiko who are stationed on Okinawa.Dan extends his tour in Vietnam and is transferred north to the Hue/Phu Bai area. When he’s transferred he gets a 30 day delay enroute so he can return to Okinawa to spend that time with Suzie He catches hops back and forth to Okinawa but cannot get direct routing from Vietnam to Okinawa nor from Okinawa to Vietnam. A five or so hour trip ended up taking two days going north and becomes an overnight trip going back to Vietnam.
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    Throwing Shade: A Romantic Holiday Story

      Rusty Fischer
Throwing Shade: A Romantic Holiday Story

The last thing Cara Halpern expected to do at the office Christmas party was fall in love. But that’s exactly what happens when she goes looking for a hiding space after her boyfriend humiliates her and finds a lovelorn admirer in the mood to confess instead. And what’s a Christmas party for, if not to humiliate yourself – or fall in love?Thrust into a war she did not choose, Sarah Fanum yearns for simpler times. Times when all she had to worry about were bad crops or bad weather. Unfortunately, fate had other plans. Set in 1776, my short story, A Christmas Crossing describes the night that changed the course of the Revolutionary War. It is not your typical Christmas story, but one that has affected every fabric of our lives as an American. I was inspired to write A Christmas Crossing after visiting Yorktown, VA. I have always been enamored by the Revolutionary War and wanted to share my love for history with my love for Christmas. I hope you enjoy it.
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    Zombies Don't Kiss & Tell: A YA Short Story

      Rusty Fischer
Zombies Don't Kiss & Tell: A YA Short Story

Jordy’s best friend thought setting him up on a blind date with a zombie would be a great prank. He never expected Jordy would fall for one of the living dead…Sometimes you just have to take flight.A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi. Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her. (Mature Young Adult/New Adult)
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    Simple Gifts: A Romantic Christmas Story

      Rusty Fischer
Simple Gifts: A Romantic Christmas Story

In Simple Gifts, a young couple must rediscover what the spirit of the season really means when they leave behind their fancy oceanfront condo for much humbler digs on Christmas Eve.This 5,870-word short story is 37 pages long.Jason Dunn is an executive overseeing billions of dollars flowing through his clients' accounts. He's perched high on the corporate ladder, but after one mistake he falls with a crash, barely keeping his job. When his new lover has an idea to cash in and disappear with her, the temptation to burn the institution that burned him is too enticing to resist.
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    Zombies Don't Dance: A YA Short Story

      Rusty Fischer
Zombies Don't Dance: A YA Short Story

The last thing Rex ever wanted to do was break Cara’s heart. That’s why he’s canceling prom… at the last minute. But will Cara ever understand that, after being a zombie longer than he’d care to remember, Rex is simply tired of doing the chicken dance. And breaking human girls’ hearts?!?Grayman chronicles a daring and disturbing experiment to decisively end the tenacious threat of global terrorism. A group of powerful corporate and political players lever a desperate world to create a multinational force of surgical strike teams, authorized to cross borders and pursue targets with impunity; armed with advanced weapons, technology and armor; and directed by a cutting-edge artificial intelligence. But more than simply employing high-tech military might, this new army is designed to fight a true “information war” by operating completely in the public eye, their missions crafted for maximum marketability, their operatives shaped into Hollywood-style action heroes.The series focuses on the man being groomed to be the wired public’s greatest hero: Given the “stage name” Mike Ram, he’s charismatic, talented and damaged unknown, pushed by circumstance to become a merciless predator. Initially little more than a trauma-driven serial killer, he’s given a new identity and is re-programmed to kill on cue to satisfy the media’s thirst for violent and visible retribution against an equally vicious enemy. Ram quickly rises from being a murderer on the run to being an untouchably popular celebrity and global leader, as his every action plays out on the public stage.In Book One: Acts of War, the enigmatic “Grayman” has been killing known terrorists throughout Europe in spectacularly brutal fashion. Captured by Coalition forces, he is recruited by a joint military and intelligence project to create the ultimate counter-terror force, only to find himself being carefully groomed into something unthinkable: a popular hero.
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    Conversation Hearts: A Romantic Valentine’s Day Story

      Rusty Fischer
Conversation Hearts: A Romantic Valentine’s Day Story

Benjy Simmons is a freshman in college but has never had a Valentine before. His neighbor, Todd Phelps, decides to do something about that. In the process, both discover what it means to truly celebrate Valentine’s Day… in very different ways.The young son of powerful organized crime boss, Frank Mason, is possessed. Mason calls in a favor to a very special branch of the Vatican and a priest is sent. Father John Calvin must confront an ancient malice and in so doing face his own deep-seated evil. The battle between man and demon is only the beginning in this fast-paced supernatural thriller.
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    Trick or Treat: 101 Haunting Halloween Rhymes

      Rusty Fischer
Trick or Treat: 101 Haunting Halloween Rhymes

Trick or Treat contains 101 festive holiday poems all about my favorite time of year… October, costumes, candy and the thrills of trick or treating. From costumes to candy and everything in between, enjoy them all… this Halloween!IntroductionAll September and October long, I’ve been writing short, sweet, occasionally funny, sometimes creepy Halloween poems. Turns out, the ones I enjoy the most are all about costumes, candy, plastic pumpkins, tricks and treats! So I decided –why not write an entire volume of family friendly poetry all about… trick or treating?So… here it is! Trick or Treat contains 101 festive holiday poems all about my favorite time of year… October, costumes, candy and the thrills of trick or treating. And, well, I just can’t help myself, so here’s an extra one to send you off:From costumes to candy and Everything in between, Enjoy them all… This Halloween!Happy Holidays,Rusty Fischer
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    Kid Pumpkin: A "Creeperz" Short Story

      Rusty Fischer
Kid Pumpkin: A "Creeperz" Short Story

It’s Halloween in Nightshade, North Carolina, and this year for Show and Tell the kid everyone calls “Froggy” has a surprise in store for his classmates. It’s a homemade doll he calls “Kid Pumpkin,” but there’s nothing sweet or innocent about this toy. It’s out for blood, and it knows just who it wants…This 1,944-word middle grade short story is 11 pages long.Evangeline Miller's dreams have pulled into a fantasy world. Will she find the meaning? And who is the mysterious falcon-keeper? A short story of 2000 words.
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    Christmas Carols: A Romantic Holiday Story

      Rusty Fischer
Christmas Carols: A Romantic Holiday Story

Alex Baker has been waiting for Rafe Sanchez to ask her out ever since she started working at Holly Day’s Diner, where Rafe plays guitar five nights a week. But when he finally invites her to spend Christmas Eve with her, a nursing home is not what she had in mind. But Christmas is a time for surprises, and such is the case with Rafe… and his mysterious holiday date!Sometimes, it's very difficult to draw the thin line between what is right and what is wrong. A case at hand is the one provided in this heart aching short story... how is this wrong? Is something wrong because there are circumstances that made it so or is it wrong because there is a universal judge? These questions and others are humorous implied in this short story. Michael is perhaps crazy enough to put all of us in a place where we are the ones to answer the question for him.
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    Zombies Don't Need Bodyguards: A YA Short Story

      Rusty Fischer
Zombies Don't Need Bodyguards: A YA Short Story

Let’s face it: Rex Limburger, Jr. is a wimp. He knows it, the whole world knows it, especially the bullies. But today Rex stops being a wimp. Because today he’s brought… a bodyguard. A zombie bodyguard. And nothing will ever be the same. But not in the way Rex thinks…This time, the group of teenage survivors led by Chelsea,have to face another group of survivors that want to take control of The Phoenix; the currency that Chelsea's group made. This new group want to revive the banking system based on debt.
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    A Brief Intermission: A Romantic 4th of July Story

      Rusty Fischer
A Brief Intermission: A Romantic 4th of July Story

As Flickers Cinemas empties and the whole town prepares to watch the 4th of July fireworks, Chance Prescott interrupts the horror flick in Theater 4 to surprise the movie’s only patron with a rooftop view of the town’s fireworks display. Will romance blossom under the stars? Or will Chance’s risky proposition fall on deaf ears? You never know what might happen in the summer heat...As the theaters at Flickers Cinemas empty and the whole town prepares to watch the 4th of July fireworks, Chance Prescott interrupts the horror flick in Theater 4 to surprise the movie’s only patron with a brief intermission, including a rooftop view of the town’s fireworks display. Will romance blossom under the “hiss and boom” in the sky above? Or will Chance’s risky proposition fall on deaf ears? You never know what might happen in the summer heat…This 4,100-word short story is 24 pages long.
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    Vampires Drool! Zombies Rule! A YA Paranormal Novel

      Rusty Fischer
Vampires Drool! Zombies Rule! A YA Paranormal Novel

Lucy Frost must battle the vampires and her fellow zombies to protect one innocent mortal in a REAL clash of the titans!4 (and a half) thrilling fantasy/romance novels in one!From bestselling author W.J. May, 4 fantasy/paranormal books with a bonus excerpt of a new vampire series coming this spring. Each shade is a different genre of the fantasy, paranormal and romance – all from different series!A young adult anthology.RAE OF HOPE – THE CHRONICLES OF KERRIGANHow hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past? SEVENTH MARK Part 1 – THE HIDDEN SECRETS SAGAAn ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special mark force life-altering decisions for a girl who grew up unprepared to fight for her life or others. SHADOW OF DOUBT – Part 1When destiny takes control, that which is forbidden could destroy you. RADIUM HALOS – THE SENSELESS SERIESAn incredulous group of heroes. A traitor in their midst. Some dreams are written in blood.COURAGE RUNS RED – Except from the BLOOD RED SERIESWhat if courage was your only option?
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    The Vampire in the Vampire Costume: A YA Halloween Story

      Rusty Fischer
The Vampire in the Vampire Costume: A YA Halloween Story

Grace has been watching the cute guy in the vampire costume long enough to know he isn’t just role playing: dude’s the real thing. So what do the only zombie and the only vampire – both sworn enemies – do in a town like Nightshade on the night called Halloween? Become better acquainted, of course. But their friendship is tested when another monster crashes their party – in a costume all his own!This short story is written by francis chang a resident of chiang mai, the mountain city in north thailand. it concerns two western tourists on a rail journey between bangkok and chiang mai, their experiences and what could be a disatrous end to their holiday in chiang mai
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    Zombie Next Year: A YA New Year’s Eve Story

      Rusty Fischer
Zombie Next Year: A YA New Year’s Eve Story

The Winter Wonderland Dance was supposed to be a chance to get outside after the zombie outbreaks that had been plaguing the Carolinas all holiday season. But the heavy guards and all the adult supervision in the world couldn’t stop the Great New Year’s Outbreak of 2019, and now Cara Brent is stuck inside the Nightshade Gym with a dozen other unfortunate kids, awaiting the inevitable. Or will she…Anne Jones -- ordinary name of an ordinary person starting an ordinary office job. Was it her, or was every one of her colleagues completely insane? Was it her?
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    Zombies Don't Write Valentines: A YA Paranormal Story

      Rusty Fischer
Zombies Don't Write Valentines: A YA Paranormal Story

Once upon a time, Sarah and Brody dated. Now he's one of the living dead, and can't remember her name. Or... can he? When Brody asks Sarah to help him make a Valentine's Day card, she'll find out whether or not zombies can still remember what to do on February 14th!A small biotech company has found a cure for Hemorrhagic fever, the most deadly virus on earth. Could it be real? Ebola outbreaks in West Africa have threatened, on more than one occasion, to spread around the world. There has never been a cure for the disease. The virus mutates and is seldom the same strain, but The Global Hemorrhagic Institute, located in the U.S., has provided new medicines that stopped the last two outbreaks.GHI has developed scientific models for predicting the disease metamorphosis with amazing accuracy, with the prospect of eliminating it. With this knowledge, they’ve had cures ready when needed for two recent outbreaks. This news has ignited medical communities around the world and the wealth of the GHI founders is growing exponentially with each success. But there’s a diabolical side to this success with deadly consequences.
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    Sleepless in Snowflake: A Heartwarming Christmas Story

      Rusty Fischer
Sleepless in Snowflake: A Heartwarming Christmas Story

It’s Molly’s first Christmas without her husband, which might explain why she’s shown up at her mother’s nursing home, desperate for a visit. When a chef busy preparing Christmas brunch overhears and invites her into his kitchen, the two make Christmas a little less lonely…This 3,960-word short story is 21 pages long.Miriam Cait seeks love, or rather, her friend seeks it for her. Her friend’s latest date suggestion is refused on account of his dark eyes. There’s something not quite right with them, and Miriam soon finds out why when he comes knocking on her door, and knocking her out.Miriam wakes up from the confrontation with more than just a headache. Shackles cover her ankles and wrists, and she’s on her way to being auctioned off to a bunch of self-proclaimed dragon lords. It all seems too fantastic to be real, but as the evidence starts mounting against sanity Miriam realizes she may be in deeper trouble than she thought.
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