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Ghost Rider

by Marie Brown

Ghost Rider - Marie Brown
Editions:Kindle: $ 0.99
Pages: 21

What would you do to rescue a kidnapped lover? Would you attempt an impossible journey on the back of a creature that could kill you in a heartbeat?
Heath would. But will he survive?


The barkeep stopped him on the way upstairs at the end of another long, disheartening day of searching.

"Got a letter for you."

"A letter? Who left it?"

The barkeep shrugged. "Dunno, some kid."

"Huh." Heath accepted the rolled-up piece of vellum and went upstairs, to the room they'd shared. He sat on the bed and started picking his way through the rather ornate letters, wishing he could read better.

Over the last week, the letter began, I have grown fond of your lover.


Heath felt suddenly glad he'd sat down.

This is why I am contacting you. He has spoken of you often, and his pure faith in you deserves a reward. For as I said, I am rather fond of Marlin, and I have no wish to see him given in sacrifice to the Great Beast. If you choose to prove his faith well-placed, be at the Segorney Rocks on the night of the full moon. I shall be ready to support you magically should the need arise.

The world spun, with that feeling of vertigo Heath would never admit to getting in really high places. Like the top of Eldin's Tower. Let others admire the view from up there, he'd stay safely on the ground.

. . .sacrifice to the Great Beast. . .

Such things shouldn't happen. The Great Beast just shouldn't be real. But if someone meant to sacrifice Marlin to it, well, real or not, he'd better get moving.

"Segorney Rocks," he said aloud, as the world eased up its quivering, swooping dives. "Damn."

How in nine kinds of hell was he supposed to get there before tomorrow, which of course was the first night of the full moon? Better get moving. Screw sleep, and food, and all that other stuff normal people did at the end of the day. Marlin's life depended on him getting his ass down to the coastline before tomorrow.


Previously available through Smashwords.

About the Author

"Marie Brown has lived in many locations across the United States, but spends most of her time exploring the realms of imagination. Currently located in Colorado, her brief moments of free time are spent in front of her computer, frequently covered in cats."


Yeah, okay, that's all true. But I'm tired of hiding behind a bland, third-person pseudo-bio, utterly lacking in personality.

Hi! I'm Marie Brown, and I write a lot. I self-publish through Smashwords and Amazon because I got tired of getting "well-written, but not our thing" rejection letters. Because, you see, most of my fiction tends to include characters that are either bi or just plain homosexual, and despite increasing acceptance of human sexuality and its many variations across the world, heroes and heroines are still supposed to be straight.

Well, mine aren't. So if you're brave, and you don't mind that the main character of a story either isn't interested in sex at all, or is quite likely to hop in bed with someone of the same gender, then give my writings a chance. Come explore my fantasy worlds, or my science fiction worlds, or even spend some time with an occasional random love story set on Earth.

And by the way, just this once, I wrote this entire blurb without a cat on my keyboard.