The feeling of being watched or stalked is really creepy, especially if it’s something that can’t be seen. This is one of the places fantasy and sci-fi intersect in The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear.
The Stalker Ghost
excerpt from The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear, copyright 2012 M. Pax, all rights reserved
At the gate, Hetty had trouble shutting it, as if something were stuck in it. She pulled harder, and something yowled. She let go to search for a cat, because several liked to hang out in the complex’s gardens. “Here, puss, puss,” she called.
The gate sprang shut with a loud bang. Startled, she gasped and tripped onto the sidewalk.
Raspberry clutched onto Hetty to help steady her. “What’s wrong?”
“I think that ghost shit is getting to me.”
The loyal friend she was, Raspberry yanked her sunglasses off and investigated around the gate. She sniffed and poked at things. “I hope it’s not you who’s haunted.”
Hetty gulped. “People can be haunted?”
Sliding her shades back on, Raspberry shrugged. “I guess.”
Tsavo’s Pride by Laura Diamond
Rogue shapeshifters, Santamo and Legeny, believe they are kings blessed with the power to shift into lions. Using that strength, they brutally defend their land from the British building the Ugandan Railroad that threatens their way of life. On a particularly ruthless raid, Santamo meets his match—Naserian. He spares the girl’s life, a move that fractures his relationship with Legeny and blurs his visions of cleansing his territory of invaders.
While the pile of bones in Santamo and Legeny’s cave grows, so does Santamo’s attraction to Naserian. When she challenges him to give up his murderous ways, will Santamo stay on the path of death he believes is his duty, or will he choose Naserian, and love?
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