"THICKER THAN WATER"
Marcus Clayborn—a doctoral candidate struggling to finish his dissertation about women of the American frontier—discovers a handkerchief with the power to send him back to the Old West whenever his blood touches the cloth.
In the past, Marcus overhears a plot to kill Clara O’Connor, widower and owner of a coveted gold claim. Believing Clara may solve his dissertation problems, Marcus develops a friendship with the woman. However, when their relationship turns romantic and Clara comes under attack, Marcus must discover what it means to be a man of the frontier before it's too late.
DEPUTY US MARSHAL
"WHY THE SHIP BURNS"
Xia is a warrior of legend who commands a schooner that sails the Pacific. When her crew saves a stranded American castaway named Chadwick, Xia plots to use this man as a pawn to help retrieve her brother who has been wrongfully imprisoned by railroad workers in Utah.
Featured in Valiance, an anthology released by Dragon Soul Press in May 2021.