She’s not your ordinary country girl, even though she might look like one. She casts webs of power, reading the feelings of living beings and telling them what to do. Nobody knows what causes it, least of all her. Her name is Jessica, but most people call her ‘freak’. One fateful day, her ‘web’ connects with a stranger, and stray power causes the plane in which she’s travelling to crash... [click here for more]
Henry Emerson didn't plan on disobeying orders, stealing an airship, and facing down a savage army of religious fanatics led by a man who believes he's the Prophet reborn. But he's about to. The famous General Gordon is trapped in a city under siege by the Prophet's soldiers. Henry and his friend James, two young officers in Her Majesty's Royal Air Navy, along with the hulking Sikh, Raheem, decide... [click here for more]
This FREE Sampler contains the first 3 chapters of JW Schnarr's debut novel Alice & Dorothy, which will be available June 15th/2011. It also contains 3 bonus stories from his collection Things Falling Apart, which is out now in digital format and coming soon to paperback.
Taken from the Back Text of Alice & Dorothy:
Alice Pleasance has just killed a man.
Later,... [click here for more]
Johanna is the daughter of a rich merchant in Saardam. As only child and without a mother, she has grown up with notions, such as that she wants to take over her father's river trade business in her own name. Courtesy of her eastern mother, she has an unusual ability. She sees things in willow wood: whenever she touches wood, it shows her what has happened around the tree or wooden object. Any kind... [click here for more]
He’s not a monster, but he’s not human… Jay is driving back to his mountain cabin when his jeep dies. A brilliant flash of light draws him beyond the treeline, like a moth to a flame. When the light fades, a naked man emerges from a pile of ashes. He’s here for one reason. And that reason is Jay. Shocked by what the man tells him, Jay runs. Not only from the stranger, but... [click here for more]
The year is 1893. Rosie Weston, fireman, is working on an overnight passenger train to the World's Fair. Her routine shift has turned into a nightmare, beginning with a peculiar trunk in the baggage car. Worse, a passenger has gone missing. Can Rosie discover the truth behind the cargo before more passengers go missing?Strange Happenings is a series of short stories set... [click here for more]