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A Fork in the Road | The Ghost of Grover's Ridge | This Wand for Hire | Covens Courageous
Magic Is Faster Than Light | Magic to the Rescue | Magic in Outer Space | Cop with a Wand
Teen Angel | Fortunatus | Ten Years | Worlds Away and Worlds Aweird | Change Partners
Lotsa Time | Beverly Bronte Space Chick | A Proud Thing | Dorothy's Daydreams of Oz
The Ultimate Magick

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The Ultimate Magick

Dr. Cora Lee "Curly" Jones is a top Relativistic Astrophysicist and is working on an artificial wormhole. When the experiment goes awry, she is sucked into the wormhole and ends up in an alternate universe where magic works. In order to survive, and maybe to get home, she is forced to change from Scientist to Sorceress, a practitioner of magic, and to go on a quest for the Ultimate Magick, accompanied only by her faithful but dumb companion Noroth. In this quest she is challenged by the evil Sorcerer Vexin and his ally, the equally evil Prince Garamond.

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Space pirates? Invisible asteroids? Six-limbed aliens invading from the Lesser Magellanic Cloud? Bring 'em on, Beverly Bronte is ready to handle them. As Ensign Bronte, a new graduate of the Trans-Planetary Patrol Academy and the first woman assigned to serve on a Patrol spaceship, Beverly shows her native intelligence and ingenuity in solving problems ... and she also shows her ability to deck a space marine of twice her weight. Promotions come fast, but the challenges come faster in this action packed space saga.

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ISBN: 978-1-77127-434-0

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Dorothy was carried away by the cyclone, and when she returned visions of the fantastic land of Oz were dancing in her thoughts. Were they memories? Or were they, as those around her claimed, hallucinations caused by a blow to her head during the storm? Either way, her daydreams of beautiful and colorful Oz were going to cause her problems, living out her life in dull, drab Kansas.




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A Proud Thing

Popular public speaker Ginger Sullivan is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. She is desperate to escape, and to return to her former life and her fiancee, TV Evangelist Patton Button. But then she discovers that she has Magical Powers, and Jamseth, a fellow captive, informs her that she is a witch, just as he is. He tells her that among his people it is said "It is a Proud Thing to be a witch," but she fears that it will be difficult to reconcile this with her former life, and with her fiancee's religious teachings ...


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Lotsa Time
A Baker's Dozen Time Travel Stories

We all have some idea of what time is--past, present, and future--but there is nothing we can do about it. We live in the present, we remember the past, we have no idea what the future will be. But suppose we could move ourselves to the past or the future--travel in time! Here are stories ranging from time machines to changing history to alternate time-lines to time-traveling ghosts.

And we don't even need a Delorean.


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ISBN: 978-1493683895

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ISBN: 978-1492857112

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Out of work paranormal investigator Ken Parker arrives in Groverton, and meets and falls in love with cute red-headed Jinny Talbot. He discovers that Jinny is a witch, and then to his amazement he discovers that he is also a witch. He and Jinny join with the covens to battle warlocks, vampires, and the Ghost of Mordecai Grover.

"Covens Courageous" is a print compilation of two of my MuseItUp e-books ... "The Ghost of Grover's Ridge" and "This Wand for Hire." It is contemporary fantasy.

Great for those of you who really love the feel of paper in your hands :)

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Once upon a time there was a spaceship full of witches ...

The witches are rounded up by a religious crusade and exiled on a spaceship for a 190-year trip to another star. The ship has problems, and will run out of air long before they reach their destination, so they are forced to use magic to get there faster. Then, of course, they have a whole new world to cope with and develop. But 190 years later, another Earth ship arrives and tells them that things on Earth are bad and getting worse. So they send an expedition back to Earth to try to fix things ...

"Magic in Outer Space" is a print compilation of two of my MuseItUp e-books ... "Magic Is Faster Than Light" and "Magic to the Rescue." It is what I call "Science-Fiction-Flavored Fantasy."

Great for those of you who really love the feel of paper in your hands :)

ISBN: 978-1492908425

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ISBN: 978-1-77127-238-4

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This Wand for Hire

A sequel to The Ghost of Grover's Ridge

"... brings the total of mysterious deaths in Clarke County to seventeen," the TV announcer was saying as Jinny Parker walked into the living room from the garage. "Law enforcement is baffled by the bodies found drained of blood, apparently through two small punctures in the jugular vein. We'll have more on this at seven. And now, the weather ..."
Jinny, her husband Ken, and Ken's sister Alicia, said almost in chorus, "Vampires!"
Vampires in the next county, and then vampires infiltrating the faculty at Montcalm College where Ken teaches. Ken and Jinny's coven, and several other covens, join up with the Sheriff to battle the vampires.
But then, in the middle of the fight, Jinny is kidnapped by the vampires and "turned." How are they going to get her back?

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James Hartley is a former computer programmer. Originally from northern New Jersey, he now lives in sunny central Florida with his wife Sally, two cats, and a swimming pool. He has published eight fantasy novels, The Ghost of Grover's Ridge, Magic Is Faster Than Light, Teen Angel, Cop with a Wand, Magic to the Rescue, This Wand for Hire, Fortunatus, and The Ultimate Magick, and a science fiction space opera novel, Beverly Bronte Space Chick. He has had short stories published as e-books, in the collections Lotsa Time and Worlds Away and Worlds Aweird, in anthologies, and in various e-zines and print magazines. He is currently working on a new book, The Island of Dr. Merlot. He is a member of IWOFA and the Dark Fiction Guild. His website is http://teenangel.netfirms.com.

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Change Partners

Jeremy found himself dancing with a beautiful redhead named Vanessa, and she was asking for his help. But when he tried to find her later, there were just a couple of problems. First, there had been no such girl at the dance. And second, she was a perfect match for the portrait of girl named Vanessa who had died over a century earlier.
Had he danced with a gorgeous redhead ... or the ghost of one?

ISBN: 978-1-77127-280-3

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ISBN: 978-1-77127-311-4

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Fortunatus

Legend tells of Fortunatus, who had a magical purse, a never-empty purse; if gold was spent from it, the purse would refill itself. Now, somehow, this "never-empty" property had been magically bestowed upon two small wooden cabinets which hung on the wall of the antique shop where Peggy Cassidy had been working since she was expelled from college for cheating. It was only when a customer attempted to defraud the store on the price of one of these cabinets by using magic that Peggy's aunt revealed to her that she--Peggy--was a witch, and set Peggy to work learning her craft.
A gunman attempted to steal the other Fortunatus cabinet, and a gun battle with a police officer took place, seriously wounding the officer. Peggy saved the policeman's life with her rapidly developing magic skills, and then fell in love with him. When it was discovered that the gunman had been a warlock, Peggy, her aunt, and the local coven had to band together and declare war on the warlocks, in order to solve the puzzle of the Fortunatus cabinets.

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Worlds Away and Worlds Aweird

A collection of Fantasy and SF short stories. Space travel, time travel, aliens. Witches, wizards, ghosts, vampires. Oh, yes, and a bit of a look at what happens when the paranormal impinges on high school romance.

Table of Contents
Rain
Half a Photograph
Someone is Dying
Bloodbank Encounter
No Easy Way Out
The Ghost in the Bookstore
Wizardry
Too Damn Cold!
Avenge Me!
Barbecue
Gralic
Alien Hunt
My Girlfriend Wanda
Let's Go to the Movies
Accident Prone
Hansel and Gretel
A Very Statuesque Woman
The Letter
Tilt!
The Spacebum



ISBN: 978-1-61937-345-7

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ISBN: 978-1-77127-151-6

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Magic to the Rescue

A sequel to Magic Is Faster Than Light

One hundred and ninety years after the Wiccans settle on Oz, another Earth ship arrives and tells them that the situation on Earth is bad and getting worse. The Wiccan Council sends an expedition to Earth to try to fix things, by bringing Magic to the Rescue.





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E-book ISBN:978-1-77127-035-9



Print ISBN:978-1492963578

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Daisy Hudson is a newly reinstated plainclothes cop, but more importantly, she has just come to the realization that she's a witch. Not just any witch, but a very powerful witch. After reuniting with her partner Inspector Herb Farrell who eventually catches on to Daisy's powers-as well as falls for her charms-together they conclude that the ordinary crimes of their city have become overshadowed by the evil conspiracy of a sinister group of gray men. From petty crimes to those committed at the highest level of government, it becomes apparent that these tall, ugly, gray-skinned men known as the Warlocks harbor a far-reaching, ominous plot...an alien takeover of the Earth. Even with the aid of the forceful local coven, will Daisy and Herb have the fire power to prevent the Warlocks' impending overthrow of the government?

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Angie, a teen aged girl, was killed in a tragic accident. As a ghost she became convinced her boyfriend Dickie still loved her, so she decided to return to Earth and win him back. But her timing was a little off -- thirty years off! -- and she found him grown, married, and with teen aged daughters of his own. When she discovered she was stuck there and couldn't return, she figured there was no choice but to break up Dickie's marriage ...

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E-book ISBN: 978-1-927361-23-8


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Magic Is Faster Than Light

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A review of this book appears on my Blog.

ISBN: 978-1-926931-42-5

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Magic Is Faster Than Light

Megan Bradley and the rest of the witches were rounded up by a religious crusade and forced onto a spaceship for a 190-year multi-generation trip to another star. They soon discovered the ship had problems, and would run out of air long before they reached their destination. They were forced to use magic to get to their destination faster, before they suffocated. But then, of course, they had a whole new world to cope with ...

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ISBN: 978-1-926931-03-6

Presenting Noted Paranormal Lecturer, Ken Parker

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The Ghost of Grover's Ridge

Out of work paranormal investigator Ken Parker arrives in Groverton, and meets and falls in love with cute red-headed Jinny Talbot. He gradually realizes that there is magic going on, and a battle looming, a continuation of a war that took place seventy or eighty years earlier. He discovers that Jinny is a witch, and then that he is also a witch. He joins with Jinny and the witch covens to fight the warlocks and the Ghost of Mordecai Grover.


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ISBN: 978-1-927085-42-4

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A Fork in the Road

Phil's girlfriend Mary was a successful fantasy writer, but then she got sucked into one of her own stories. Now Phil has to contend with the police who think he is responsible for her disappearance, and with the problem of getting her back ...

See Lin's preview - her "Staionary Trailer" for this - here.


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Ten Years

Peter Ingraham invented a time machine, and traveled into the future. Ten years too far into the future. But he soon found that the future didn't match the past, and when he returned to where he started, the present didn't match either of them ...

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ISBN: 978-1-927085-71-4

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James Hartley's Blog

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James Hartley's Stories in Anthologies




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Free Stories by James Hartley
New Story February 5, 2012 - The Icepick
New Story December 14, 2011 - The Late Night Ghost
New Story November 23, 2011 - Thanksgiving Dinner
New story May 16, 2010 - I Will Not Forget You
New story April 21, 2010 - Priorities
New story September 8, 2009 - Breakfast
New story April 19, 2009 - Recycled



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The Thursday Night League has been nominated for
Best Short Fiction in the British Science Fiction Association awards
and has received an Editor Nomination for
the 2009 Million Writers Award



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