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In “Other People’s Pets,” an animal empath battles her bizarre upbringing

Author R.L. Maizes introduces protagonist La La, whose parents raised her as a burglar -- though she's well on the path to becoming a veterinarian. Will her life veer off the rails?

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In “Wesley Yorstead Goes Outside,” the sheltered protagonist finds his existence disrupted

Author Stephanie Harper introduces the title character and the apartment that is his world. And then an unexpected visitor arrives.

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“The Three Mrs. Wrights” explores how protagonists fell victim to an emotional grifter

In this excerpt, one of the women enchanted by the same unscrupulous guy awakens from a dreamlike nap to a whirlwind romantic wedding on a Mexican beach

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In “Beware the Eyes of Mars” an android starts to fall for a human under its surveillance

Author Jodi Bowersox puts a unique spin on relationships in this passage about a robot assigned to keep an eye on a beautiful -- by human standards -- criminal suspect

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A selection of poems from Art Elser’s collection “It Seemed Innocent Enough”

These excerpts cover meditations on being drawn into poetry, appreciating nature, remembering love's spark and even the cosmic significance of a spider's death

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“Soyala: Daughter of the Desert” brings to life the great migration of the Pueblo people

Through historical fiction, Cindy Burkart Maynard tells the tale of the 13th-century people in the Four Corners region and why they may have left

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In “The Undying Man,” the story begins with a duel of wits and a bit of magic

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Sorcery and swordcraft collide in Cate Glass’ fantasy novel, “An Illusion of Thieves”

Writing under her pseudonym, author Carol Berg introduces the protagonist, her thieving brother and the duelist charged with teaching him the violent art

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Beautiful, self-confident and hot tempered, “Queen” Ann Bassett stood up to Colorado’s powerful ranchers

Author Diana Allen Kouris sifts through Bassett's legend to find the facts behind one of the West's most intriguing characters during the 19th-century cattle wars

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The escape of an Egyptian princess provides the underpinnings of a trademark Cussler novel

Protagonist Dirk Pitt eventually will be launched on yet another adventure. But first, the authors lay out the ancient story that will tie everything together.

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A death, a funeral and a pregnancy propel a narrative told from three points of view

Moving between 1974 and 2007, the author reveals the complex and intertwined lives of three women and their secrets

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Strangers on a plane: A man, a woman and a mutually intense feeling that they’ve met before

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," author Carter Wilson introduces the protagonists of a dark thriller in which we also learn of an unseen character behind their meeting

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Fickle Midwest weather provides the backdrop for a Colorado author’s collection of interconnected short stories

The slow, anxious time before -- and during -- the ritual of descending into a tornado shelter reveals old secrets and tense family dynamics

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A Cherokee girl grows closer to her brother and a secret admirer in the aftermath of abduction

As a community struggles to overcome the violent abduction, one of the victims struggles with her personal demons as well

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A murder and time travel set the stage for “Charlie Fiction,” a ghost with revenge on her agenda

A teen boy in love with the victim finds himself pursuing justice, while also in the cross hairs of the killer

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A K-9 detective does his job well, which means Deputy Mattie Cobb has another mystery on her hands

In this edition of her ongoing series, author Margaret Mizushima introduces us to the grisly discovery that raises a multitude of questions

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That time a Colorado comic took a Hollywood meeting armed with indifference

In "Tragedy Plus Time," the prologue recounts the emotional conflict when professional success arrives in the wake of personal loss

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The roots of the Gold King Mine disaster run deeper than the river it polluted

In "River of Lost Souls," author Jonathan Thompson explores disparate forces -- including labor strife -- that ultimately led to missteps that tainted the Animas River

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SunLit excerpt: From a poet’s collection called “Trophic Cascade,” a work that touches on its major themes

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SunLit: Author drew inspiration for novel from dream flirtation, real-life bone cancer battle

It took 10 years, and a lot of "cry-typing," for Sara Jade Alan to bring her young adult fiction to life

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