Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger This is my first foray into light steampunk, in this case an alternate Victorian England overlayed with advanced mechanicals and technology. Werewolves and vampires are an accepted part of society, at least in Britain, and the science and technological advances are thanks in part to the …

The First Time We Met by Maria Deira

“The First Time We Met” by Maria Deira Elena has a gift: her saliva can heal cuts and scrapes. When she and Hector, the story’s narrator, first meet, she licks a deep cut on his forearm, leaving only a faint trace of the gash. Needless to say, Hector was surprised, …