I’m excited to report that the new issue of the Uncollected Anthology, Heart’s Desires, is available now! The fabulous Mindy Klasky is our very special guest author for this issue.
Discover how a vampire learns to love baseball, how a heart transplant starts some odd conversations, the perils of an ill-fated love spell, finding the perfect footwear, and learning to control awakening power.
Find your heart’s desire!
USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere through stories. As a writer, Mindy has traveled through various genres, including cozy paranormal, hot contemporary romance, and traditional fantasy. In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her to-be-read shelf.
And about the stories:
Hell hath no fury like a vampire with a toothache…
Vampire Ava Buchanan has a pain in the fang, and the first available dentist appointment is forty-eight hours away. Desperate for distraction, she heads downtown for a baseball game.
At the stadium, she meets Dennis Maugham, a man who soon turns tooth-throb into heart-throb. Dennis is knowledgeable about baseball, he’s emotionally available, and he seems like the perfect companion for an evening out—or maybe even more.
There’s just one catch: Dennis is human. Can Ava gain her heart’s desire while continuing to hide her supernatural existence?
It’s the week before Valentine’s Day, so a young brownie’s thoughts turn to love. And shoes. Of course.
Everyone knows that brownies make the best shoes. It’s their special magical talent.
But what happens when Pedro, a young brownie, finds that his true love rejects his shoes?
Can he find the answer to making her the perfect shoe?
A whimsical and charming fairytale, sure to warm you all the way down to your toes.
Set in the NIMBY-verse. Be sure to read the other stories as well:
Recovering from a heart transplant, Casey readies herself to return to work. But her new heart has other ideas…
After a heart transplant, Casey readies herself for her first day back at work. New suit, check. Herbal tea, check. Egg white omelette, check. Then a voice in her head suggests some salsa with that omelette, something to make it less bland. Why not?
And when she gets to work, that same voice recommends covering her office’s the empty white board with a drawing of a landscape.
Where is that voice coming from? What will it ask of her next?
Join Casey as she tries to figure it out in this contemporary fantasy, Heart Talk.
Isa juggles being a nanny to tween Gretchen, studying for her MBA, and honing her magical cooking skills. Time for romance? Hah!
Then Gretchen casts an ill-advised love spell, and Isa’s world gets turned upside down.
In ways nobody—including Isa, Gretchen, and Gretchen’s divorced parents—expects.
Sounds like everybody’s going to be in need of Isa’s special hot fudge sauce…
“One of the best writers working today.” —USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith
A faery sword — A haunted mermaid — A fallen angel
When the fae sword War transports Amy to the scene of a magical crime, she finds more than a dead man. The oldest Watcher, Shadow, newly reborn, witnessed the murder. The victim isn’t innocent, and the killer remains on the loose.
Haunted by the past, Amy wields a powerful weapon. But the source of her mermaid magic—her wild, untamed emotion—overwhelms. She’s no hero, but the fight comes down to her. She must learn to trust her heart’s desire.
Can she and Shadow stop the killer? If they fail, magic—and with it, all the worlds—will never be the same.
A story about awakening magic and lighting the fires of hope.
Real Girl can be read on its own, or along with its prequels, Street Song and Red Rose. To explore the Awakened Magic Saga, visit Leslie’s website or sign up for her newsletter. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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We’re proud to bring you this issue of wonderful contemporary and urban fantasy stories. We hope you enjoy them!