In Short

A listing of ebook short stories and other works of the short form we think you might be interested in.

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Book List
ISBN-13: 9780062249739
Published: Harper Voyager, 11/06/2012

Originally appeared in the print anthology Holidays Are Hell.

New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson brings a former superhero-an elite Zodiac warrior-back to the mortal world for a Thanksgiving reunion with her equally hated and beloved enemy, to do battle for the lives of her imperiled children.

In Jason Mott's haunting and unforgettable debut novel, The Returned, an impossible miracle is occurring all across the globe. Read how it all begins in this short story, The First. It's been just over a year since Edmund Blithe died, and just over a month since his fiancée, Emily, stopped wearing her engagement ring. Emily has finally begun to move on Until Edmund mysteriously and inexplicably returns, sending the world-and Emily-into a tailspin. Edmund is only just the beginning. Around the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond, seeking only to reenter the lives they left behind. As the world dives deep into uncertainty, Emily and Edmund are determined to find their way back to one another even if it means risking everything.

ISBN-13: 9781459245860
Published: Harlequin MIRA, 07/01/2013
In this short story by Jason Mott, author of The Returned, one determined couple seeks to reunite a young girl with the father who thought he had lost her forever When Heather and Matt Campbell find ten-year-old Tatiana Rusesa on the side of the highway, she is thousands of miles away from her village in Sierra Leone. She hasn't seen her family in almost two decades, not since she and her mother were killed by rebel soldiers. Now Tatiana has inexplicably returned, a lost orphan with no place to call home. As the world dives deeper into uncertainty and chaos, Heather is determined to save Tatiana and help her find her way back to her family. But how much is she willing to lose to protect a girl she doesn't even know?

ISBN-13: 9781459245891
Published: Harlequin MIRA, 08/01/2013
In this short story by Jason Mott, author of The Returned, a man is forced to choose between the life he has now, and the one he thought was gone forever Peter Galvin was just seventeen when Tracy Whitland-the love of his life-vanished without a trace. In the years after her death, he had finally moved on, gotten married, started a family. He is content with his life now-happy, even . Until Tracy suddenly and inexplicably returns. For weeks, Peter and his wife, Samantha, have been watching mysterious reports of people's loved ones returning from beyond, the world spinning into uncertainty and chaos. But they never imagined it would happen to them. With Tracy's unusual homecoming, Peter and Samantha must decide where they can possibly go from here, and whether their family can survive .

ISBN-13: 9781301049592
Published: Smashwords Edition, 03/08/2014
A short story set in the universe of The Luck of Han'anga. The Commonwealth's grand star liner Edwin Teale has entered Leyra'an space on a mission of cultural exchange. Among ship's passengers is Martin Russman, a man scarred by memories he has tried very hard to erase. Martin is a Relic, a man who has lived through most of the Commonwealth's history. But even with all of that history crowding his memory, can he escape the shadows of his own past when history begins to repeat itself?

The warship Richmond has accidentally released an alien life form on the space station managed by Jan Costa, and it's now up to Costa and his crew to recapture the creature. But as they track it down they soon realize the Captain of the Richmond hasn't told them everything, and what they seek isn't exactly what they were told to find.