For the first time, you can get all eight general imprint titles released during the winter of 2022/23 in one convenient bundle! The titles in this bundle are:
- Princess Antonia del Montari aka the Accidental Barista by A. L. Heard
- A Mutual Interest by Alec J. Marsh
- Away with the Fairies by Annabeth Lynch
- Warmer Lights by Era J. M. Couts
- The Act of Salvation by Nicola Kapron
- The Fairy Garden by Rhosyn Goodfellow
- Bubble, Bubble by Sage Mooreland
- Best Friends AND… by Tris Lawrence
These stories, usually priced at $11.92, are 20% when you buy them all together – 8 great stories for one low price of $9.50!
Read the teasers for each story!
Princess Antonia del Montari aka the Accidental Barista by A. L. Heard
“Excuse me?” someone asks from her right.
Toni startles slightly. She frowns in dismay as the coffee sloshes over the edge of one of the mugs.
Once everything’s balanced again, Toni looks over to the nearest table.
Black leather jacket, knee-high boots over dark skinny jeans, a too-loose T-shirt for a band Toni’s never heard of, and a myriad of piercings all conspire to make Toni’s heart pound in her chest and her mouth go dry. It’s only worse when she meets the woman’s eye and gets lost in caramel. She stands there, marveling at the beautiful woman so long that even Toni’s aware it’s become awkward.
A Mutual Interest by Alec J. Marsh
Tirsa stopped arguing with Jeromy after they reached the outskirts of the city, and by the time they’d made it to open countryside she had fallen asleep, snuggled against the window of the jeep under his coat. He didn’t mind her arguing, not exactly, but she was arguing against her own best interests. She deserved a weekend off.
The traffic grew thicker as they neared the army checkpoint into Kestilav Province, and Jeromy pulled to a stop. Tirsa didn’t stir, and her breathing whistled a little bit. Jeromy’s heart squeezed with fondness.
Away with the Fairies by Annabeth Lynch
“Why do the lightning bugs only fly up?” I asked Linda.
“Not all of them do. But this kind produces light as they fly. They’re sending signals to the others,” she said, coming to look at the ones I grabbed. “They’re telling each other things with the lights.”
“Like what kind they are, or if they’re boys or girls, or whether they want to have babies. They talk by flashing. That’s why they blink.”
“What about that one?” I pointed at a fast-moving one. “That one isn’t blinking at all.”
Linda looked at the one I pointed at. She watched it for a long time, waiting for its light to blink off.
Warmer Lights by Era J. M. Couts
In the beginning, it feels like a game.
A playful game, where there’s laughter and giggling and energy to no end. A game where every move is fun, every day is fun, every breathing second is fun.
You’ve just met someone, and it’s exciting and pure and intense.
The Act of Salvation by Nicola Kapron
The first thing you saw was light. Harsh, white light, streaming down from all sides, carving through the cool darkness of non-existence like scalpels. It tore the lingering weariness from your head and left you with a series of uncomfortable truths. First, you were lying on what appeared to be a dissection slab. Second, you were strapped down with a network of shining golden threads, glowing hot against skin the colour and texture of bone. Third, you were not breathing.
The Fairy Garden by Rhosyn Goodfellow
“It’s best to avoid fairies, but once they notice you, you’d best make friends right quick.”
Nana Iris warned Lily about the dangers of consorting with fairies, but with Nana Iris gone, there’s no one but Lily to make amends when Lily’s soon-to-be step-father disturbs Nana Iris’s fairy garden. If Lily’s lucky, maybe she’ll make a new friend; she could really use one right now.
Bubble, Bubble by Sage Mooreland
“Punk, if you don’t get your rear end down here, we’re not going to be able to go!” Charlotte called up the stairs. “I thought you wanted to do three blocks tonight?”
There was a muffled thump, some child-friendly cursing, and then running feet. “Mama, gimme a minute! Dad’s fixing my costume!”
Best Friends AND… by Tris Lawrence
Someday Eve should write all the evidence down and see if she can figure out who is and isn’t Talented on the STEM-athlon team. She suspects most of them are. It’s a welcoming place for people who are a little different than the supposed norm.
“We’ll be there in five.” Eve pushes the door closed. “I have a spare T-shirt in my bag,” she says. “I brought it just in case I got something on me during my lab. You can wear it.”
“I have a spare too,” Sandy replies. “Sometimes I get dirty lying down on the gym floor to launch the plane. I’d figured I’d save it for tomorrow, but now is good. I feel gross; it’s been a long day.”
Eve is disappointed; she wanted to share hers with Sandy. Maybe she wants to save the day, or maybe she just wants to see her best friend wearing her clothes.