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Trifles And Folly 3
By Gail Z. Martin

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A Deadly Curiosities Supernatural Mystery Adventure Collection

The ghost of a jilted lover, an accidental hell-mouth, a soul-eating monster, cursed needlework, and a rogue’s gallery of sullied spirits—all this and more awaits!

Wander the shadowed paths through this spooktacular collection of short stories and novellas that take place around and between the novels in the Deadly Curiosities series.

An extension of the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy novel series, this collection can be read as a standalone. It contains two novellas and five short stories: The Adventure of the Melted Saint, Keepsakes, Catspaw, The Piper’s Song, Innocence Lost, Crewel Fate, and Heap of Trouble.

Cassidy Kincaide owns Trifles and Folly, an antique shop with a secret history. Cassidy can read the history of objects by touching them. She and her allies use magic and paranormal abilities to keep Charleston and the world safe from supernatural threats

Trifles and Folly 3 is a wickedly wonderful set of dark urban fantasy tales full of cursed curios, stolen relics, haunted heirlooms, creepy castles, menacing monsters, magic, and mayhem.

Warning: This collection includes a Morgan Brice MM Paranormal Romance novella set in the Deadly Curiosities’ universe with scenes only appropriate for readers 18+.

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Exclusive Excerpt from Trifles and Folly 3: Keepsakes

“What a wonderful illusion! Tell me, how did you make it look so real?”

I glanced up from where I was filling champagne flutes as quickly as possible and blew an errant strand of strawberry-blonde hair out of my eyes. “I’m sorry. What did you say?”

The woman in front of me was totally channeling the look of a perfect Hitchcock heroine: beautiful in an icy sort of way. Her not-a-hair-out-of-place chignon set off diamond earrings that each probably cost as much as my car, and her understated but obviously designer cocktail dress suggested old money. A donor, then. “The ghost of the sea captain on the stairs. You must tell me who does your special effects. I didn’t know the Archive had those kind of connections!”

“I’ll have to look that up,” I said, trying not to look as freaked out as I felt. I glanced up at the massive, cantilevered staircase that was a key architectural feature of the restored historic home, but saw no one. “Um, what did you see?” I asked and then realized she probably expected me to know the inside scoop. “I mean, there are several different vignettes—which one did you see?”

Ice queen took one of the flutes and patted her perfect updo. “Oh,” she gushed, “you mean the show changes throughout the evening? How utterly marvelous!” She leaned over to whisper to me. “I hope the tech work was donated and didn’t come out of gala proceeds.”

That, I could answer truthfully. “I can promise you that no Archive money was spent on those effects.”

Museums and historic homes could prevent a lot of nasty hauntings if they’d skip the original furnishings and family heirlooms and settle for classy reproductions.

I scanned the room for Teag Logan, my best friend and partner in crime. For tonight, he put aside his usual scruffy grad student look and traded up to an elegant tux as one of the event docents taking tours through the newly restored historic home.

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About the Author:

Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria. Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood, Storm & Fury (both Steampunk/alternate history), the Spells Salt and Steel comedic horror series, the Joe Mack Shadow Council series, and the Wasteland Marshals series. Newest titles include Tangled Web, Vengeance, The Dark Road, Spell Salt and Steel Season One, and Assassin’s Honor. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with her Witchbane and Badlands series.

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