Happy Release Day, Ken Scholes!
Ken is one of my dearest friends and he’s also one of my favorite authors, which is a handy combination.Â If you’re in the Seattle area, you can head over the the U-bookstore for his signing.Â Â But if that’s too far away and you want a sampling of Scholes, Tor.com has one of his short stories up.
Frederico leaned close to smell the poison on his thirteenth wifeâ€™s cold, dead lips. It tickled his nose and he resisted the strong desire to kiss her that suddenly overcame him.
That you might lose yourself from sadness by my lips, my husband and Czar, her open, glassy eyes promised him. He looked away, uncomfortable with her empty, inviting stare.
Behind him, the Minister of the Interior cleared his voice and spoke. â€œThe cabinet feels it would be more stabilizing to consider this an assassination. Jazrel was a most popular wife.â€
As a bonus, they have an audio version available as well, read by me.