A Ruby Ring

Claudette Renard

Antoinette’s sudden reappearance in Monte Carlo three years after her unannounced departure creates suspicion at the timing of her arrival: the return of an international jewel thief after Interpol is informed of a unique missing ring heading towards the Principality.

 

Francois allows her back into his home, but a return to their previous relationship is crippled by a number of people: Oliva, a Casino woman of pleasure who replaced Antoinette once before; Thierry, the gendarme seeking assistance; Konstantin, a small time Russian jewel thief Interpol believes is the key; Rachelle, a visiting redhead with a questionable past; and two women, one Bulgarian, one Chinese, vacationing after a Parisian financial conference with whom Francois seeks to convert insider tips from bedroom adventures into cold, hard cash.

 

But Antoinette and Francois have more issues than the simple recovery of a Romanov ruby ring. They share a bed, but do they share a heart?

Category:

Romance

(Being replaced)

Welcome to Wizard County: The Club

W. Dreier, Jr.

When Billy’s father asks him to admit girls into their club, Joey and Sammy agree. But Sparky and Jennifer want to add July, whose talent is so powerful, it’s hard to control. The boys can pass their union exam, the kindle test (the only boys in their firelock class to do so), but the girls can’t pass their sparkles test (along with the rest of their class). Can the boys help? Oh, and I did mention they’re all warlocks in training, didn’t I?

Category:

Young Adult Fantasy

Availability:

(Being replaced)

Bernie's Imaginarium

W. Dreier, Jr.

Explores the value of dreams through a very special, unique toy store with Bernie, Jack, and the little red-headed girl. The staff encounters their own lessons along the way.

 

• Join Bernie as he welcomes new visitors to the toy store.

• Meet Leslie in People place.

• Lizzie demonstrates Wendy the whale as an aquarium toy at Water Central.

• Roger teaches model railroad layout techniques at Train Mountain.

• Amanda assists visitors on the Green balcony.

• Todd describes the new fire truck to Franklin in Air and Space.

Category:

Children's/Young Adult

Availability:

(Being replaced)

Bernie's Imaginarium: Halloween

W. Dreier, Jr.

The Imaginarium hosts an imaginative crowd of kids and adults as they examine the Halloween offering of a special store, examining their views of the world through the weird lens of an annual celebration.

 

• Alice, the senior witch, fills mugs from the cauldron.

• Brad tells the mermaid's story in the Halloween Theater.

• Leslie describes the hunted mansion. Nancy describes the battle at Water Central.

• Roger describes how the monsters move at the Train Mountain terminal.

• A Transylvanian village is in the Green Balcony.

• Jules needs a dragon keeper replacement.

• And then come the toy stories.

Category:

Children's/Young Adult

Availability:

(Being replaced)

Bernie's Imaginarium: Christmas

W. Dreier, Jr.

Bernie's Imaginarium at Christmas.

 

• Susan gets her Blitzen lapel.

• Brad tells the story of the trip of gold, frankincense, and myrrh in the Holiday Theater.

• Chris and Doug investigate the new models in Train Mountain, including Mrs. Santa's kitchen car.

• Teddy learns about reindeer and Leslie meets Nick in People Place.

• Explore reindeer boats at Water Central.

• Kids drop presents from Santa's biplane into chimneys.

• And teenagers discover how many Santas it takes to get down a ski jump.

Category:

Children's/Young Adult

Availability:

(Being replaced)

Category:

Adult

Science Fiction

Availability:

(Being replaced)

The Peterson Chronicles

Wendell Carl Dreier, Jr.

Enjoy the adventures of the crew of an intergalactic ship, part of a fleet, as they awaken monthly from cryo to maintain metabolism, handle operational challenges major and minor, and propagate.

 

Warning Notice: These short stories are for hard SF readers (STEM readers) only. You've been warned.

 

Episode 1: First Awakening

He is awakened two days early to fix data plunger operations, threatening his intergalactic ship's operations. And complete the requirement to propagate.

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