The Waking World
Joy Carter’s peaceful life is shattered by a letter she receives seven years after her mother’s death. It carries a cryptic message about a Silver Key, an artifact that can open a portal between Worlds. Even more shocking; the letter adds that her mother might still be alive. Joy doesn’t believe it until her home is attacked by a horrible monster, and her childhood friend is kidnapped. In the aftermath of the impossible, she has no choice but to obey the letter’s instructions. With the help of a reluctant band of bounty hunters and an unlikely Eldritch mentor, Joy sets off in search of the Silver Key and The Cosmic Slayers – a secretive group of people who dared to fight the all-powerful Elder Gods themselves – and won.
Valerie was born with one foot on the accelerator. Raised in a family of renowned swordsmen, her need for speed sets her apart. But when a tragic murder casts her out of the noble society she’s relied on to protect her, she has to master the way of the sword to fight her way back. The king is searching for the next knight to sit at the Round Table, but Valerie only wants justice. To get it, she’ll enter his tournament and face road warriors from all over the kingdom.
A Smidgeon of Ghosts
Madame Ruby, gypsy fortune teller in the city of Chicago, makes headlines in the Chicago Tribune when she predicts a Halloween murder in the old haunted house in Lincoln Park. She also lays down a challenge for Madeline Donovan to attend a séance on that night and thwart the murderer. Madeline dismisses the challenge until she receives a note from the sisters who live there asking for her help to rid the house of a troublesome ghost who recently inhabited their home and is causing them much consternation. The scene is then set for her and her friends to attend an elaborate Halloween gala that is nothing as she imagined and begins her journey to catch a ghost.