The Charming Trilogy, Vol. 2

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The Charming Trilogy, Vol. 2:
A Fates Universe Omnibus

Kristine Grayson

“The reigning queen of paranormal romance.”
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Romance springs up in the unlikeliest places in this lively trilogy. Like the fractious fairy tales of The Charming Trilogy Vol. 1, these tales turn charming princes, wicked stepmothers, even Bluebeard himself, on their heads, all on the way to the elusive happy endings that last forever.

This omnibus contains a brand new Kristine Grayson novel—Hidden Charm! —plus two more novels, the short story “Standing up for Grace”, and lots more fun extras.

Wickedly Charming
When Cinderella’s Prince Charming finds himself divorced, bitter, and the new owner of a bookstore, his world unexpectedly takes a turn when Mellie, a supposedly “wicked” stepmother, shows up. Fantasies and fairy tales come true, but not always the way we think.

Praise for Wickedly Charming
“Wickedly Charming may be the most aptly named romance of the year…Perfect for those who like just a hint of fantasy in a sweet romance.” —Booklist starred review

Charming Blue
Romance, fantasy, and mystery run rampant through this tale of broken dreams and the dead end of a bottle of booze. A superbly handsome and charming prince, Bluebeard labors under his bad reputation with women, which leaves him open to accusations of mortal crimes as well as magical ones. When Jodi, a fairy tale refugee and magical “Fixer” of problems among the magical folk of Hollywood, gets recruited to “fix” Bluebeard’s image, she finds herself falling under his spell.

Praise for Charming Blue
“A beguiling mystery is matched in power by the palpable and forbidden attraction between Jodi and Blue, making this one of the best series installments to date.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“If there’s one word that sums up this book, it’s originality.”
Long and Short Reviews

Hidden Charm
When a Charming Prince named Sonny rescues Rapunzel from her tower prison, she rides off with him and gets on with her life—her real life in the Greater World. They set up a home in Los Angeles, and she begins to discover the strength of her magic.

But when Sonny disappears, Rapunzel needs help finding him.

Enter Henry, the Frog Prince, who works the front desk of the Archetype Place. Only Henry can help Rapunzel find her husband because of the vast power it took to conquer Sonny. But Henry wants nothing to do with Rapunzel or her problem. He fights enough of his own.

A typically fun Grayson romp through the world of magic and love.

The Daughters of Zeus

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The Daughters of Zeus Trilogy:
A Fates Universe Omnibus

Kristine Grayson

When Zeus tried to use his teenage daughters Tiffany, Crystal, and Brittany to destroy true love, they rebelled. So, he stripped them of their magic. Now they live with their mothers in “the real world.”

But magic cuts both ways; it can provide enormous power to any mage who knows how and when to use it, and it can backfire when used without the guidance of wisdom. This trio of Olympian offspring decide to take the on “real world” and reclaim their magic, one way or another.

This omnibus contains three novels, Tiffany Tumbles, Crystal Caves, and Brittany Bends.

Tiffany Tumbles

Recently fired from her job as an Interim Fate, one of the most powerful people in the world, Tiffany VanDerHoven must move in with her mother in Eugene, Oregon. Tiffany finds living without magic hard enough, but high school? Not even movies or TV prepared her for that.

Tiffany has tumbled into “the real world,” and it baffles her.

Tiffany needs to face her future, but first she must decide what kind of future she wants. One with her crazy magical Greek God family? One in the “real world”? Or can she discover the strength to straddle both worlds?

 “This is a completely new aspect of Greek Mythology. It’s light hearted and fast moving and quite amusing. … The author cleverly weaves the myths, the unhappiness and fitting into a normal teenage life with great expertise.”
—Long and Short Reviews

Crystal Caves

Crystal’s mother calls her “The Unexpected Consequence of a Momentary Lapse of Judgment.” Her half-brothers call her “The Unwelcome Visitor” because they didn’t even know she existed until a few months before. Her stepfather doesn’t even speak to her.

Even though Crystal lives in a beautiful Central Park penthouse and has a credit card with no limit, she misses her magic. More than that, she misses her sisters. 

She knows what her sisters want her to do. She knows what her parents want her to do. Now, for the first time in her life, she needs to figure out what she wants to do, regardless of the consequences.

“The second Interim Fates is an outstanding serious teen contemporary…The storyline focuses once again on an outsider who fails to fit in after her fall from the top of the Pantheon to the bottom of an American high school, but Crystal has no loving support system unlike Tiffany. Crystal Caves is summed up in the immortal words of Yogi Bear: ‘…smarter than the average bear’ but still don’t belong here (or anywhere).”
Midwest Book Review

Brittany Bends

Brittany misses her sisters—and her magic. After being fired from her job as Interim Fate, Brittany finds herself living with her mom and stepfather in someplace called Superior, Wisconsin. Oh, and her eight half- and step-siblings live there, too.

Eleven people, one house, and a whole lotta new things to learn about. Things like snow and sunburn and, well, being mortal.

But that might prove harder than she thinks. Because Zeus wants his daughters back. Three of them, anyway. The three former Interim Fates: Tiffany, Crystal, and Brittany.

Tiffany and Crystal already made their choices. Now Brittany must decide whether she will fight for what she really wants—if she can even figure that out—or bend to the will of her powerful father and the allure of magic.

“Grayson’s clever, humor-tinged writing is absolutely delightful.”


Fates Trilogy

The Fates Trilogy:
A Fates Universe Omnibus

Kristine Grayson

With her series of magical romances, Kristine Grayson has carved out her own special and unique place in the romance genre.
—RT Book Reviews

In Kristine Grayson’s popular romantic trilogy, the women in charge of True Love, The Fates, anger Zeus—who hates True Love. So he deposes them and replaces them with his teenage daughters. That puts love—and life—in jeopardy.

No worries. The Kinneally siblings will save them.

The Kineallys—a comic book collector, an accountant, and a psychologist— all have magic but don’t realize it. Together, they must find their magic to save the Fates and find love, one couple at a time.

Simply Irresistible

The Fates, three women who control the magical universe, got fired. On the run and searching for help, they find Vivian Kineally, who loves comic books and also happens to be psychic.

Dexter Grant, the inspiration for the greatest superhero of all time runs a pet store in Portland, Oregon. He calls himself a Kitten Superhero because he saves stray animals. But he aspires to something greater.

The Fates steer Vivian to Dexter so together they can save the Fates—and deal with true love all at the same time.

Praise for Simply Irresistible:

“Zany and over-the-top, this playful novel is a delight.”—Publishers Weekly

“Simply Irresistible lives up to its name! Vivian and Dexter are a delight and true soulmates. Danger, humor, and passion are all here and in full force.”—RT Book Review Top Pick

Absolutely Captivated

Strange things start to happen to Travers Kinneally: First, his sister asks him to drive three strange women to Las Vegas. The women, whom he calls the Wyrd Sisters, seem to attract every weird thing to them.

The Fates need to find a detective named Zoe Sinclair. Travers expects to find an 80-year-old woman. Instead, he finds the most beautiful woman imaginable.

Zoe ends up helping them—not just because of the magic, but because of Travers himself. Handsome, smart, and in trouble, the kind of trouble that can get a savvy detective killed. Or kissed.

Praise for Absolutely Captivated:

“Grayson has created a world that is so rich and humorous, it is sure to provide the basis for many more novels.”—RT Book Reviews

“For a book that’s magical, in more ways than one, be sure to pick up Absolutely Captivated.” —Romance Review Today

“Fans of fantasy romance will find Absolutely Captivated simply irresistible.”— Barnes & Noble 

Totally Spellbound

Child psychologist Megan Kinneally answers an urgent message from her brother Travers: Come to Las Vegas immediately. On the drive through the desert, she sees a handsome man with a falcon and dismisses him as a dream.

Rob Chapeau, aka Robin Hood (yes, the Robin Hood), made a mistake. He let one of the most beautiful women in the world see him hunting fake rabbits in the desert with his very real falcon. Rob still mourns the death of his true love eight centuries before. But Megan Kinneally brings him out of mourning. Her magic the strongest magic of all—and she enchants him.

Megan and Rob must save her family and rescue the Fates. And maybe find true love on a journey into the depths of Las Vegas, where the Faerie Kings rule and emotions vanish.

Praise for Totally Spellbound

“Rounding out her Fates trilogy, the spellbinding Grayson again gives readers their money’s worth by taking the familiar and turning it on its ear, with humor and charm.”—RT Book Reviews

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The Charming Trilogy Vol. 1

The Charming Trilogy, Vol. 1:
A Fates Universe Omnibus

Kristine Grayson

In this romantic trilogy, fairy tales and myths inhabit a slightly askew world of charming princes, sleeping beauties, and happily-ever-after endings. Filled with lively extras, including “The Strangeness of the Day,” the story that launched the whole universe of the Fates.

Welcome to the fractious fairy tale world of Kristine Grayson, where the bumpy road to happily ever after surprises and delights.

The omnibus contains three complete novels.

Utterly Charming

When Prince Charming enters Nora Barr’s office to hire her to protect Sleeping Beauty, only the size of his check keeps her from throwing him out. Suddenly Nora finds herself protecting a VW Bug against an evil stepmother.

Nora doubts happily-ever-after exists, but until last week she never saw magic before either. Let alone a real Prince Charming.

Praise for Utterly Charming: 

“Grayson uses smooth prose and humorous, human characters to create a delightful, breezy tale perfect for anyone who truly enjoys happy endings.”
Publishers Weekly

“A snappy, fast-paced read that is indeed utterly charming.”
—Debbie Macomber

“This light-hearted romance stands behind its title 100%.”
The Romance

Thoroughly Kissed

Emma, the real Sleeping Beauty, awakens after a thousand years and swears to never kiss anyone again. Ever.

She keeps that vow until she meets temptingly gorgeous Michael who—somehow—becomes the only person who can get her across country with her weird cat Darnell. Before her magic takes over their lives, and maybe destroys the entire world. 

Praise for Thoroughly Kissed:

“A sweet love story makes this a perfect beach read for hopeless romantics.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“Sleeping Beauty, Prince Charming, Snow White, and Grumpy all populate this magical tale.  I was thoroughly charmed by Ms. Grayson’s imaginative story.”
Rendezvous Magazine 

Thoroughly Kissed is a thoroughly charming fairy tale. So suspend disbelief and enjoy. This book is fun!”
—The Romance Reader

Completely Smitten

For centuries, Darius shadowed Prince Charmings because he knew they needed happily ever afters. And he does too. After he fought Cupid, the Fates forced Darius to unite 100 soulmates.

Two away from the end of his sentence, he falls for triathlete Ariel, seemingly destined for another soul mate only he can find.

If he wants freedom, he must find her soul mate. No matter how badly it breaks his heart.

Praise for Completely Smitten:

“The third contemporary fantasy romance by Grayson is the best yet.”
Locus Magazine

“Watching the romance play out is plenty of fun.”
Locus Magazine

“Read and enjoy.”
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Fiction River: Crime Boxed Set

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Fiction River: Crime Boxed Set

Edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Enjoy some of the best short fiction being published today in this three-book bundle containing three crime volumes of Fiction River: An Original Anthology Magazine.

Fiction River is an original fiction anthology series. Modeled on successful anthology series of the past, from Orbit to Universe to Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, the goal of Fiction River is to provide a forum for “original ground-breaking fiction of all genres.” Each Fiction River volume comes in ebook and trade paperback format, published by WMG Publishing, and features some of the best new and established fiction writers in publishing. Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch are award-winning editors, as well as award-winning writers, and act as series editors for the anthologies. For more information about the authors or Fiction River, go to

This bundle includes: Past Crime, Hidden in Crime, and Special Edition: Crime.

Past Crime

Laws change from culture to culture, decade to decade. Strange laws make criminals of ordinary citizens. Like the Massachusetts woman whose brother asks her for help, slave hunters at his heels. Or the Chinese immigrant who finds himself in the middle of a crooked game of Fan Tan. Or the Native American detective searching New York’s Stonewall Bar for a ratfink on the night of a world-changing riot. These stories and more prove that once again, Fiction River’s crime volumes have, in the words of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, “high quality throughout.”

Edited by: Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Original stories by: Dory Crowe, Leah Cutter, Jamie McNabb, Dean Wesley Smith, Lee Allred, Richard Quarry, Lisa Silverthorne, Cat Rambo, Kris Nelscott, M. Elizabeth Castle, Michele Lang, and JC Andrijeski.

Hidden in Crime

Imagine paying a fine for walking across town. Or hiding an illegal marriage. Or losing your life for playing the harp. Strange crimes, dangerous activities, some from the not-so-distant past, return to life in Hidden in Crime. See why Publishers Weekly states “… fans of the unconventional will be well satisfied.” Join some of the best authors in the business as they uncover once-hidden crimes.

Edited by: Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Original stories by: Annie Reed, Patrick O’Sullivan, Kelly Washington, Kris Nelscott, Tonya D. Price, Michele Lang, Cindie Geddes, Mario Milosevic, Debbie Mumford, Elliotte Rusty Harold, Angela Penrose, Michael Kowal, Anthea Sharp, Paul Eckheart, Bill Beatty, Dan C. Duval, M. Elizabeth Castle, and Ron Collins.

Special Edition: Crime

From a twisted tale of greed by masterful writer Kate Wilhelm to a dark tale of murder and betrayal by Shamus-award winner Brendan DuBois, Fiction River Special Edition: Crime covers the entire gamut of the mystery genre—cozy to noir. New York Times bestselling author Julie Hyzy joins Edgar Award-winner Doug Allyn and several others to create one of the strongest (and most diverse) anthologies of the season.

Edited by: Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Original stories by: Doug Allyn, Steve Hockensmith, Brendan DuBois, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Julie Hyzy, Melissa Yi, Dæmon Crowe, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Karen Fonville, Karen L. Abrahamson, Kate Wilhelm, M. Elizabeth Castle, Annie Reed, Dean Wesley Smith, and JC Andrijeski.

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