High in the desert, between the mountains out west, up where the ground throbs from the nuclear test detonations, the casinos still glitter, drawing people from the far reaches of the world. They come here to try their luck, to take a chance, to have the adventures they wouldn't write home about.
In this other-world, the desert offers one last hope for the penniless, the luckless, the loveless, and the hopeless. A pawnshop dealing in wonders, where everything is for sale: a chance to get off the street, a few extra days with a dying lover, an afternoon in the sun, a home to call your own, the perfect wedding, or the chance to become a master magician, or a giraffe for your Sunday morning. But beware of the Master, and price he demands.
Books. Power. Electricity. The wizard has everything forbidden the common people—and nobody even knows his name. For two girls barely in their teens, the mystery—and the temptations—prove irresistible. On a cold winter's night, they enter the wizard's garden to discover a treasure more precious than any they imagined—and a secret that tests their friendship beyond any civilized limits...More info →
A Lombard Alchemist Tale
Aliston Hayes loved three things: getting married, hats, and the late Jac Jarger. So when she got the chance to combine the three with the help of a demon-possessed cat and an ancient book, how could she pass it up?
How could she know that her enthusiasm would result in "The Incident"?
Caleb and Lenny have two flat tires, no cell reception, and no idea what to do. Fortunately, they broke down right in front of a place that deals in ideas. For the special price of $17, they can get a pack of seven completely original, ultra-premium ideas. But will it get them out of trouble before they're forced to talk to each other again?
Find out in this hilarious all-night adventure farce.
When a coming war tears sixteen-year-old Hadrian Jin away from his home, he finds himself in the midst of intrigue and betrayal. Possessing a terrible secret, chased by spies and wanted by the cops, with only his cousin and his skills as a low-gravity flyer to help him, he must somehow survive and find a way home...before it's too late to stop the war.More info →