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This week we’re pleased to announce that the new Assassins novella is available as an ebook or an audiobook.

Assassin Halina Layla Orlinskaya no longer kills for her country. She has fled to a space station in the NetherRealm. And now a space yacht has arrived, a space yacht filled with corpses, including her husband’s. Only her twelve-year-old son Misha has survived. And he has a message for her…

This story marks the first appearance of Misha, the hero of Assassins in Love, which Rusch wrote under the pen name Kris DeLake.
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All 6 of the Smokey Dalton novels are now available in audiobooks, read by Mirron Willis. Click on a cover image for more details on each title.

Kris Nelscott’s award-winning, critically acclaimed mystery series follows black private detective Smokey Dalton from the days around Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968 forward. Set in real time, against the backdrop of actual historical events, Dalton takes his adopted son Jimmy to Chicago to escape the aftermath of the King assassination. Dalton moves to the South Side, and deals with cases that the Chicago police will not touch. His work has put him in contact with many groups of the time, from the Black Panthers to the Weathermen. Called a “strong, compelling hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, Smokey Dalton faces the difficulties of his time in what Salon calls “the strongest series of detective novels now being written by an American author.”

Mirron Willis is a talented actor who has worked on stage, in movies and on television. He has also voiced books from Walter Mosley to Neil deGrasse Tyson to E. Lynn Harris. According to the author “I listened to all six samples, and realized that somehow Mirron Willis had found the voice in my head.” Mirron’s rich voice and storytelling skills add to an already thrilling mystery series.

More exciting mysteries!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re very excited about the launch of the latest novel in the Diving Into the Wreck series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Which released in all formats in September.

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The answers Captain Jonathon “Coop” Cooper and the crew of the Ivoire seek lie in the Boneyards. But they must wait for Boss and her team to dive it, explore the wrecks, and piece together what happened in that faraway place.

Boss loves the challenge. Thousands of ships, centuries of history, all play to her strengths. In her absence, she trusts Coop to defend the Nine Planets Alliance against the Enterran Empire.

But an encounter from Coop’s recent past shows up to haunt him, an encounter he never told Boss about, an encounter that could threaten her future, his life, and the fragile peace between the Alliance and the Empire.

A combination of first-person and third-person narrative and flashback segments makes this a complex and compelling story. It’s like having three tales in one, with an added peek into the bad guys’ activities, all of them intriguing, classic science fiction. It leaves the reader eager to explore this universe again and see what will happen next with these characters. —RT Book Reviews 

The Diving Universe, conceived buy Hugo-Award winning author Kristine [Kathryn] Rusch is a refreshingly new and fleshed out realm of sci-fi action and adventure. And the latest offering…doesn’t disappoint. —Dave Dickinson, Astroguyz 

“…there’s wreck diving, space battling, and even a bit of romance here. Throw in plenty of suspense and several plot twists, and you have adventure SF in the old tradition.”
—Bill Crider’s Pop Culture Magazine

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We’re pleased to announce that “Loop” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch is now available as an audiobook, read by our own Jane Kennedy.

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On the first Christmas since her husband Tyler died, Amelia goes to the lab to revisit their research. After all, what could it hurt? One little leap into the past, just to touch an old memory. To see him one last time. Only time travel isn’t easy. Nor is it straightforward. And it holds more surprises than Amelia ever imagined.

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More stories of being stuck in a bad place.

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We’re tickled to share that volume 3 of Fiction River: Time Streams is now available in audiobook format.

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Time travel in all its forms—good, bad, and terrifying—appears in this anthology. From the wild visions of Ray Vukcevich , Lee Allred, and Robert T. Jeschonek to the bestselling imaginations of Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Michael A. Stackpole, Time Streams will turn the time-travel genre on its head.

Fiction River: Time Streams includes stories by: Lee Allred, Michael A. Stackpole, Scott William Carter, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mike Resnick & Lou J. Berger, Sharon Joss, Michael Robert Thomas, J. Steven York, D.K. Holmberg, Ray Vukcevich, Dean Wesley Smith, Jeffrey A. Ballard, Ken Hinckley, and Robert T. Jeschonek.

Now available as an audiobook from Audible, or as an ebook or in print from your local bookseller, AmazonB&NKobo, and Smashwords.

Time, time everywhere some time.

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We’re pleased to announce the release of The Death of Davy Moss in paperback, with great new cover art.


Davy Moss died fifteen years ago, but his fans keep him alive. They “see” him everywhere. They hold reunions, listen to his music over and over again. They encourage him to haunt them.

But Davy Moss already haunts one man. Josh Candless, the man Davy Moss became after that accident. Contractor, loner, a man who makes music in the quiet of his apartment. Until one fateful day when he gives an impromptu performance in a bar.


Music promoter Emily Lukovich wants to make Josh Candless a star. She has no idea he’s already been one and run away from it. She has no idea who she has taken on, but she’s afraid she knows why.

She’s falling in love with Josh Candless. Once before Emily mixed business with pleasure, and it ruined her career. A relationship with Josh Candless might destroy her career all over again. And worse, it might destroy her.

Because Davy Moss betrayed everyone he ever knew. And Josh Candless might do the same…

“A joy of clarity and lyricism. She is a new breed of writer: a Renaissance woman.”
—Charles de Lint

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Also available in paperback from WMG!

Smoke-Filled Rooms ebook cover webOn the run after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Private Investigator Smokey Dalton and Jimmy, the young boy he rescued, have settled under assumed names in Chicago. But history won’t leave him alone.

His job in security at the Chicago Hilton places him in the center of the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Worse, a killer works his South Side neighborhood, killing children. The Chicago Police Department doesn’t solve crimes in the South Side.

Smokey can’t ignore the crimes, any more than he can ignore the tension building in the city that hot August. He has to take action, before he loses everything.

Chosen as one of the top ten mystery novels of the year by both Deadly Pleasures and Booklist, Smoke-Filled Rooms fulfills the promise of the award-winning Dangerous Road, and makes Smokey Dalton into one of the mystery field’s most memorable detectives.

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