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About the author:
John E. Miller started telling stories after his brother got him interested in fantasy role-playing over 30 years ago. Since then he's entertained legions at the game table.
Rachelle Reese also started writing fiction as a child. She has a Master's degree in English and has had several short stories published in magazines and anthologies. Her most recent was published in "The Bitter End: Tales of Nautical Terror" in 2009.
John and Rachelle are married and live deep in the woods, where fairies flutter through the trees and spirits whisper in the wind. They are the co-authors of two short story collections: "Bones of the Woods" and "Mind of a Mad Man". They read their fiction on the "Shadow Realms" podcast and publish living novels on textnovel.com.
From the Gator's Mouth
A Dime Store Novel
John E. Miller, Rachelle Reese
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Something strange happened down in the Louisiana bayou and it didn't involve banjoes.
Nothing aggravates the earthbound goddess Agatha more than intruders in her swamp. Fortunately she's a shapeshifter and in her alligator form, she has more than one way to get rid of trespassers. Unfortunately, on February 14, 1900, she gets rid of one, only to have the girl he was with give birth right there in her swamp.
The odd thing is, the baby disappears. She has a strong suspicion that Caprice, the goddess of chaos, is involved. But why should some mortal child concern her?
Swampy knows nothing about the missing baby or any goddess, earthbound or otherwise. He's enjoying a perfectly fine April morning, when a pesky fairy shows up. Or is it a goblin? Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. Next thing he knows, he's out on the swamp, chasing after some half-sunk flat-bottom boat, when the biggest gator he's ever seen nearly sinks his own. What would the mother of all gators want with him? If you ask the goblin, the answer's dinner. If you ask Agatha, the answer's on her tongue.
From the Gator's Mouth is the Book 1 in the main story arc of the Dime Store Novel series, an urban fantasy novella about a world that appears normal unless you look close enough to see the fairies and the goblins.
To learn more about what happened leading up to this book, read the two books in the Mama Cats story arc:
The sequel to From the Gator's Mouth is The Reunion.
- Rips in the Weave
- The Desert Rose
- Publication Date:
- 1439267006 / 9781439267004
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary