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Where the Winds Blow — Part 17


Cereal Authors

by Ruth Davis Hays 2011

The Fae, under most circumstances, mimic humans in both looks and grace, a shimmering reflection cast in nigh immortal hues. Though, which race was born first remains a secret that only the Creators knew. Alike in body, but not in mind; the Fae spirit soars on a passionate wind. While humankind finds release or prophesy in the visions of sleep, the Fae heart has tales, past, present, and future it must keep. Though they do not dream the fancies humans sometimes do ; more often than not, the Fae do indeed dream things true…

A crowd of excited children gathered around the jeering ten-year old human boy and his victim. The boy was tall and husky with a mop of unruly, red hair hanging in his dull, brown eyes. The freckles covering his face danced with his taunting grin. He was enjoying the attention from…

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Where the Winds Blow — Part 16


Cereal Authors

by Ruth Davis Hays – 2011

He was suffering, wracked by fever and nausea. His Fae blood putrefying. The monks tried to give him nourishment, but even water flew back out of his stomach. He could be dead within a week.

But, unbeknownst to him, the women in his life that loved him had set into motion events that would save his miserable arse and all the fleshy bits attached to it that had just started to prove themselves as a promising benefit in a young man’s life rather than an embarrassing annoyance.

For her part, Lauralei continued to listen as old Kora laid out the happenings of the previous day…


The heavy, wooden door to Solomen’s tower laboratory opened easily with a spellsong. The dark room was cold and foreboding. Ammarron stepped in with determination. She had a suspicion of the thing for which she looked, but had…

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Dead Men Don’t Swing by Karen Vaughan


dead men don't coverLaura Fitz is at it again! Cookie the Corpse Magnet can’t seem to stop this propensity for finding dead bodies. The fact that she finds this one is lying in the dumpster, isn’t really her fault. She’s doing an assignment for her crime scene investigations class, when she comes across the body of Dennis, a resident in the apartment building. Once again, Laura becomes embroiled in an investigation that brings her to the brink of disaster. Her long suffering hunk of a husband, Gerry, can’t keep up—poor guy!

Karen Vaughan’s cozy mystery, Dead Men Don’t Swing, is a wonderfully entertaining read. Her characters are funny, quirky and full of life. Her stories are top notch and full of sarcastic humor.

Vaughan has delivered another villain to loathe in the person of Missy Sawyer. Fortunately for Laura, Missy is more cocky than capable. I love following the antics of Laura and Gerry Fitz, along with friendly police detective, Gibbons.

Dead Men Don’t Swing is a wonderfully light look at crime. Fun for everyone!

5 Golden Acorns

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