Two short stories from the Project Enterprise universe.
Men in Jeans
A romantic suspense mystery
Richard Daniels thinks life can’t any stranger working at Area 51 until he gets assigned to find out where a Houston area SF writer gets the ideas for her books. Should be an easy assignment—if it weren’t for the dead guy in her back yard and the non-business related ideas she’s giving him. (Originally appeared in the Death in Texas anthology)
A romantic steampunk adventure
The man formerly known as Tobias Smith hadn’t planned to ride along with Dr. Everly and his Medicine Show. Grifters gave him a pain their elixirs couldn’t heal. But he was headed to Marfa, too. And Everly’s son turned out to be a really a fine looking damsel—one in distress when the ghost lights of Marfa bump them into an alternate reality complete with an automaton gang and airships. Could he be the good guy? Be the hero, save the day and get the girl? (Originally appeared in Dreamspell Steampunk Vol 1)
Project Enterprise started accidentally and grew organically from the morass that is my Muse aka my brain. Along the way, I wrote these two short(ish) stories to bridge the gap between the novels releasing into the wild. They are probably as different as two stories can be. One is a romantic suspense, the other a steampunk adventure. The only thing that connects them is my alternate realty universe. And a sense of humor. Oh, and the fact that they are both fiction (totally made up). But other than that, very different.