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She now lives in Austin, TX with her husband, two teens, three cats and a flock of rainbow flamingos in the front yard.
*Though so far nothing as mad as the statue of Hermione coming to life at the end of The Winter's Tale.**
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A perfect assassin. A disgraced operative. One planet may not be big enough for both of them to survive…
Ray Slater is ready to exit the hitman game. Afraid he’s become more weapon than man, he’s itching to escape the deadly life that’s caging him. But he never expected his survival would depend on an interplanetary lawman…
Harry Finn can’t close his last case without the assassin’s help. But when the dishonored ConFed Marshal burns his cover along with an Ocala watering hole, their uneasy partnership is the only thing that keeps him alive.
Outnumbered and outgunned, Ray and Harry plunge deep into an interstellar crime syndicate with two psionically-powered sirens as their guides. On a planet where all guns seem to be trained on them, the hitman and the operative must learn to work together to make it out alive. If they don’t kill each other first…
The Gemini Hustle is the first standalone sci-fi thriller in the Zodiac Files series. If you like snarky banter, three-dimensional characters, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll love McClure and Brown's spy-fi thrill-ride.
Buy The Gemini Hustle to dive into a freewheeling cosmic adventure today!
The city of Nike needs a hero. What it gets is a vengeful soldier, a plucky dodger, and a draco with attitude.
Wrongly convicted of treason, Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the murderous suns of the Morton Barrens. The last thing he expects is for the general who first sentenced him to arrive with an offer of freedom, and the chance to clear his name. Not one to question honey in the comb, Gideon, and his pet draco, Elvis, take ‘ship to Nike in search of answers. And, he hopes, revenge.
Mia is one of the countless dodgers working the mean streets of Nike, treading a razor-sharp edge between fulfilling her love of books and pleasing her hive-master. But when her fagin orders her to steal Gideon’s draco, Mia is faced with a plot twist unlike any she’s ever read.
Soon Gideon, Mia, and Elvis are on the run in a city steeped in corruption, while Gideon continues to hunt for a menace that could bring Fortune’s new and fragile peace to an explosive end.
Soldier of Fortune is the first standalone novel in the science-fantasy series, The Fortune Chronicles. If you like brave new worlds, comic banter, three-dimensional characters, and free-wheeling action, you’ll love Kathleen McClure’s genre-mashing adventure.
Buy Soldier of Fortune today, and lift off into a world of low-tech, and high adventure.
A year after the war with the Coalition States has ended, John Pitte and the crew of the airship Errant aren't just scraping the bottom of the barrel, they're scraping the the deck under the bottom of the barrel.
So when a mysterious woman offers the crew salvation—or, at least, a paying job—John signs on, only to discover that neither the job, nor the woman, are what they appear.
Now John and the rest of the crew are on the run and embroiled in hive of madness and deception, while everything he hoped to save teeters on the brink of disaster.
Outrageous Fortune is the second book of The Fortune Chronicles, a genre-mashing series set on the engineered planet Fortune.
Fans of the television show Firefly will find themselves at home with the crew of the Errant.
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
Wrongly convicted of treason, Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the killing suns of the Morton Barrens, so when a general of the Colonial Corps arrives with an offer of freedom—and the chance to clear his name—Gideon doesn’t have to think twice.
An airship captain seeking redemption…
A daredevil who will risk everything but her heart…
A mechanic trying to keep an impossible promise…
A warrior shadowed by the sins of his past…
One year after the war with the Coalition States has ended, John Pitte and the crew of the airship Errant aren't just scraping the bottom of the barrel, they're scraping the shavings off the deck under the bottom of the barrel. So when a mysterious woman offers salvation—or at least a paying job—John signs on, only to discover neither the job, nor the woman, are what they appear.
Soldier of Fortune and Outrageous Fortune are the first two novels of The Fortune Chronicles, a genre-mashing series set on the engineered planet Fortune. Here readers will discover elements of the Old West, steampunk, urban fantasy, and noir—along with a hefty dose of humor for good measure.
Fans of Dresden and Firefly are sure to find themselves at home with Gideon Quinn and the crew of the Errant.
These two short prequels to The Gemini Hustle take the reader back to one day, seven years before Ray Slater and Harry Finn collided on the planet Ócala.
In Orpheus, L. Gene Brown provides a poignant glimpse of the day Ray Slater's life turned, and at what cost.
In the Underworld, Kathleen McClure bends time and memory as Harry Finn must come to terms with horrors past and present.
These Confidential Histories are supplemental stories, delving deeper into the lives of Ray Slater and Harry Finn, and are best enjoyed after reading The Gemini Hustle.
Everyone knows the story—girl meets boy, boy becomes werewolf, girl questions her dating choices.
But all bites are off in this short story, where no one knows which way the were will turn.
These bite-sized servings of speculative fiction are just right for fans of Neil Gaiman and Jane Yolen.