Before a spirit is sent to Earth, it decides if after that life is done, it will help people who have reached their “Deadline” pass to the other side. They may bargain for extra time for those they wish to help, and for their loved ones. Anna has been keeping her mother alive by bargaining with another Deadliner to keep his wife alive. Another Deadliner bargains for a rich man to have more time so that he can give his money to a cause that will do some good. When the Deadliners start to go off-script and doing what their human emotions tell them they should instead of following their directive, things go wrong.
Story Sparks has terrible dreams. She hasn’t had a dream for eight years, and suddenly as a freshman in college, they return. In an effort to cheer her up, Story’s mother suggests an outing to Lake Sandeen, and once there, warns Story about going into the water. Story’s Uncle Peter disappeared into the water and her mother isn’t so sure he drowned. When Story and her friends choose not to heed her mother’s advice and take a cool dip, they find themselves in a terrifying world of wolves, witches and mortal danger. Can Story and her friends find their way home without dooming both worlds?
What happens after happily-ever-after? Read The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith to find out. It’s 30 years into the future for Snow White and Prince Charming died the year before. Snow White’s daughter is getting married but she can’t bring herself to be part of the joy. She recognizes the depression and despair but can’t seem to bring herself out of the emotional void. She visits her stepmother’s apartment and finds her magic mirror that reflects the happy times, the bad times and the terrifying times. Can Snow find her way forward or will her broken heart reunite her with beloved Charming sooner than planned?
In Seven Beyond by Stella Atrium, Dr. David Christopher Meenins, Lady Drasher Elizabeth Tasgneganz, Dr. Virgil Augustus Grammario and the mysterious Linda Deemer are on a journey to the one place where an alien race called the Longists might reappear. Will this band of merry travelers find the answers they seek?
In After Life Lessons by Laila Blake and L.C. Spoering, Emily is an artist who has relocated from England to New York City living with her boyfriend and his young son when the Zombie Virus breaks out. Her boyfriend had a plan to head south and when he’s lost to them, Emily and Song follow his plan with near disastrous results. When Aaron, a former Army medic, finds them huddled and dying in the back room of a gas station, he knows he can’t leave them behind. Together they face an uncertain future knowing that they’re not only at risk from the zombies but the survivors and that for both of them the future is not guaranteed.
Tyema is the Head Priestess for the god Sobek in a rural Nome of Egypt. When Sahure comes from Thebes seeking advice on a mission from the Pharoah, he’s enchanted by the young priestess and falls in love. Sadly, their union is not meant to be, but what will happen when Egypt is threatened by dark magic and the god Sobek sends Tyema to Thebes to deliver a sacred crocodile and determine the source? Will she be able to reconcile that the evil seems to be coming from her beloved yet distant Sahure?
The Galactic Organic Development Corporation observes planets to determine which it will save. MO-126 bears the appearance of a dog and is an employee of this agency. If primitive specifies are declared fit, they’ll be moved to planets to work in the agricultural division of this organization. MO-126 is a special kind of android. What determinations will he make in his 15,000 years of observation?
In Windfall by Colin Dodds, Seth Tatton is an average guy who practices law by day. By night, Seth is a hit man for a super secret organization made up of the 1%. With each hit, the organization’s plans become clearer to Seth and he’s finding himself more entrenched in their plot. What Seth doesn’t realize that there are forces at work within himself eager to use his unique skills but when he’s called upon for a special task, will everything change?
In The Curse of Nefertiti by Charline Ratcliff, Egypt has been decimated and Nefertiti is sent to the future to live as Kayla. In the future, she finds the reincarnation of her husband, Akhenaten. Does she stay with the love she thought she’d never see again or return to the people who need her so desperately?
In How to be Dead by Dave Turner, Dave Marwood is pretending he has a life. He goes to work, pines for his co-worker, goes home and … repeats. His life is the same, day after same day. When Dave has a near Death experience, Death offers him a job and a way out of his day-to-day life. Will Dave continue on his path of stagnant existence or go where few men had gone before and lived to tell the tale?