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The Crew Who Came in From the Cold: 2

Spoiler alerts remain in effect! This Tale of Fortune is a direct sequel to Outrageous Fortune. If you want to know what happened first, check out the webnovel, or buy the book! Please enjoy! Kathleen & Kelley John remained silent as he wound his way through the crowded bar, dodging the occasional swinging mug or wayward …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 20

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. Five hours ago, give or take, Mollin found himself upside down, which he thought to be bad. He was, however, held in place by the fiber-webbing seatbelt, which was good.  Then another concussion blew the door, and the belt’s locking mechanism gave way, dropping him on …

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The Crew Who Came in From the Cold: Chapter 1

Spoiler alert! This Tale of Fortune is a direct sequel to Outrageous Fortune. If you want to know what happened first, check out the webnovel, or buy the book! Like The Libra Gambit, Crew will be posted a chapter at a time. Unlike The Libra Gambit, we have no set schedule for posting. Though we will …

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The Editing Room Floor: Empty Calories

Here’s another from The Libra Gambit’s editing room floor, and one which includes references to possibly the most comforting food I have ever known (says the person with no nut allergies), the grilled peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich, also known as the fluffernutter sandwich. Side note, the fluffernutter tends to use marshmallow cream, but my …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 19

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. Five hours ago, give or take, Mollin found himself upside down, which he thought to be bad. He was, however, held in place by the fiber-webbing seatbelt, which was good.  Then another concussion blew the door, and the belt’s locking mechanism gave way, dropping him on …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 18

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. *Warning: This chapter features references to trauma and trauma induced mental illness.  As he waited for whatever came next (with zero helpful input from the voice in his head), Ray contemplated the alibi he’d coughed up (almost literally) for Sims Al-Kar’s consumption. An alibi that was, …

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The Editing Room Floor: Prologue Fail

What can we say? Sometimes there are scenes that don’t make it into the book.* Maybe the scene didn’t gel with the rest of the story, or went off on a plot tangent too far. Maybe the scene stopped the action, or was confusing. And maybe, just maybe, the scene left the beta readers tilting …

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Soldier of Fortune: Chapter 50

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. “I beg your pardon?” Gideon asked in a voice that said, quite clearly, You’re smogging kidding me, right? “Hear me out.” The general held up a hand to forestall the inevitable protest. “The war is over,” she explained, “and for the most part in our favor. …

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The Gemini Hustle: Chapter 17

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. *Warning: This chapter features references to trauma and trauma induced mental illness.  One of the things that had made the Kelmno cells so effective was their complete isolation.  Soundproofed, windowless blanks, they isolated the subject from any possible knowledge of a world beyond their pain.  The …

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Soldier of Fortune: Chapter 49

Looking for the beginning of the story? Click HERE. Later, Gideon and Mia watched as Ellison, still with his pulse, steamed away on the Amber Queen.  The crew of the riverboat, including Juban, their giant friend from The Old Man and the Sea, weren’t particularly impressed by the fagin, but allowed that he could work …

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