Monkey River


Tall ship on the sea
SHORT STORY: When I went to Honduras on my first cruise, we sailed up a river and listened to these frightening snorts that sounded like a giant animal was coming for us. It was a monkey! Needless to say…

Pap thinks the worst of his problems is getting stuck with a green officer from the King’s Militia.  They’re out in the middle of nowhere, and officers hate nowhere.

Then Pap’s partner Ariana, a cartographer mage, discovers an entire fleet waiting on the river.  To attack?  Nowhere is suddenly becoming very dangerous.

A fantasy short story available from your favorite booksellers.

Theater Ship


A spaceship hovers above an alien landscape, a planet in the background
A woman actor ages out of roles much faster than men. So my character takes to space travel to continue doing what she loves.

Actress Catherine Mason is old enough that Hollywood no longer wants her, so she performs theater in space for the soldiers.  But it’s dangerous duty for the actors.  As they land on a military post, Catherine discovers the aliens are watching.  She’s about to give the performance of her life, if not her life.

A science fiction short story available from your favorite booksellers.

Strands of Blackmail


Cover for Strands of Blackmail
When I was driving home, a white dog was standing up on his hind legs, feet propped up on a fence, looking like he was chatting with the neighbors. So I had to use him in a story.

Sometimes returning home brings back good memories, or bad ones.

For Shari Kendell, it’s finding answers to the questions her grandmother’s death left.  Actors always live in their own world, but Shari is surprised and what she didn’t know.  Who was blackmailing her grandmother, and why?

A Morro Bay mystery short story, available from your favorite booksellers.

Devil Winds


Cover for Devil Lands showing a desert planet
This was inspired by a candle at a September 11 event.  I thought about how spies might communicate and got this story.

Abandoned by war, abandoned by death. Neyan is a soldier hanging on with only the goal of completing her mission: kill the enemy.

Now the enemy are mounting an attack on the kingdom, and she is the only one who stands between them and her people. Then she meets the enemy and she isn’t so sure of her mission any more.

A dark fantasy short story available from your favorite booksellers.

Fantasy Books


My first leap into speculative fiction was fantasy, where I first saw a lot of woman characters surface.  Magic, monsters…yeah, I could deal.  Links and pages about the books are coming.

Dark, From the Sea cover of a lighthouse
I was inspired by this cover image.  Add monsters and stir.

 

Cover for Rogue God, showing a tiki face on a surfboard.
NOVEL: This, believe it or not, originated from fan fiction.  I never much liked other people’s characters; the ones I created kept taking over, so I turned it into a story.

Cover for Five Fantasy Heroines

Cover for 10 Fantasy Stories I

 

Tall ship in the harbor at night
We had a tall ship come into Alexandria, VA, which was awesome to see.  I wanted to create a story about the ship and the sea.

 

Tall ship on the sea
Years ago, I attended a seminar on Civil War maps.  They were expensive and hard to get, so I wondered if someone could have map magic.

 

Cover for Devil Lands showing a desert planet
This was inspired by a candle at a September 11 event.  I thought about how spies might communicate and got this story.

 

Woman seated on bench at night, with lantern.

 

 

Cover for River Flight
The anthology call was a princess, a lizard, and a boatman.  So I slapped a princess in the military with the rank of boatsman and warriors with a lizard motif were chasing her.
Cover for The Sea Listens
This was for a contest based on two photographs.  One photo was of the sea and rocks, so I thought California and away I went.

   Cover for Booby-Trap at Beaver River showing a woman standing on a cliff

Cover for Cartographer of Fotunes
This is my first map magic story.  I did as a superhero who has the powers to map out the lives of people.

 

Cover for Dance of the Wind Chimes
I was trying my hand at setting and put this in Arlington, VA.  Four Mile Run is a real local stream.
Cover for A Quartet of Clowns
Clowns get a bad rap because the disorted features make people laugh or frighten them.  So I thought there might be another reason for them…and it’s monster.

   

Seated woman holding a lantern in front of her.   Full moon with bats flying in front of it.

Alien Traps (Short Story)


Cover for Alien Traps
Alien Traps $1.99

Thirty years ago, Lily Chun saw a UFO in the desert and the memory disappeared into a child’s fantasies. But after a dream called to her, she’s back out to the same place, drawn by the emptiness of the life she’s abandoned. A chance meeting with a stranger convinces her that maybe there’s a reason to be here now, and it isn’t just to see aliens.

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Devil Winds


Cover for Devil Lands showing a desert planet
Devil Winds $2.99

Abandoned by war, abandoned by death. Neyan is a soldier hanging on with only the goal of completing her mission: kill the enemy.

Now the enemy are mounting an attack on the kingdom, and she is the only one who stands between them and her people. Then she meets the enemy and she isn’t so sure of her mission any more.

Available from your favorite book sellers:

5 Fantasy Heroines


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Five of Linda Maye Adams’ fantasy stories. The collection includes Writers of the Future honorable mention “A Quartet of Clowns,” the action story “River Flight,” the flash fiction “Healer’s Tent,” the action story “Booby-Trap at Beaver River,” and reader favorite “Words of Rain and Shadows.”

Available from your favorite booksellers for $4.99, including Amazon and Smashwords.

Theater Ship


Cover for Theater Ship
Theater Ship $2.99

Actress Catherine Mason is old enough that Hollywood no longer wants her, so she performs theater in space for the soldiers.  But it’s dangerous duty for the actors.  As they land on a military post, Catherine discovers the aliens are watching.  She’s about to give the performance of her life, if not her life.

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Rejected by Aliens


Cover for Rejected by Aliens

First contact missions with new alien races are always dangerous.

But Private Gaynelle never thought that the aliens would eat her officer, and she’d be the one in charge.

Now she has to figure out how to communicate with the aliens.  But why they rejected her as a meal will terrify her.

Available on Smashwords and Amazon for $1.99.