This is my page for any random SF and Fantasy stories I write. Please check the warnings for each individual story as the content varies widely.
1) Sensory Alterations (ebook $2.99, TPB $5.99)
When Tinesha left her Seattle suburban home to join the space station building program it was with a sense of excitement. She hoped for adventure and something greater to dedicate herself to. Helping humanity expand into outer space seemed like a worthy path for her life, one that she’d be able to follow for years, maybe decades.
But once she was on the station and had begun to help constructing it, Tinesha found that she was having a harder time adjusting to life in space than she expected. It wasn’t the work that gave her trouble or her fellow construction workers in space.
No, the problem was that she couldn’t adjust to the sensory differences in her environment. Just as Tinesha was about to give up and go back home, her new friend Kalila suggested a way that Tinesha could cope with the station. Taking her up on the suggestion opened up a whole new world for Tinesha. More importantly, it opened up a possibility between them that Tinesha would never have dared to hope for.
Warnings / Themes: New romance, lesbian characters, bisexual characters, appropriate for Teen and older audiences.
2. Another Path to Infinity (ebook $2.99, TPB $9.99)
When death stole one life, she searched for another.
Exie used her magic to travel from world to world in search of another place, and another woman, to call home. Grief kept her at Benella’s side for entirely too long, long enough that she left with anger and recriminations at her back. Benella had seemed like the answer to Exie’s prayers but she’d been wrong.
Years spent wandering the paths to infinity hadn’t led Exie to another woman who could replace her lost love. After five years of running, Exie wondered whether she’d ever find someone who could make her settle down.
Then a mistake while walking the paths dropped Exie into a life or death situation with the Goddess of All. Exie’s faith had died along with her lost love Tivian, or so she’d thought. She might have forsaken the Goddess when she ran away from home but it appeared that the Goddess hadn’t abandoned Exie.
Collapsed in a strange world unlike any she’d ever found before, Exie was at the mercy of a woman who could be Tivian’s twin. She might take pity on Exie but it appeared that her husband, world-twin to Exie’s own brother, had no such intentions.
Was this world the last she would ever see or would it prove to be the starting point for a path that led to Exie’s true home?
Please note that this story includes mentions of death (prior to the story’s start), grieving for a loved one, lesbian relationships, religious imagry and an encounter with a Goddess, and getting over one’s grief. If these are issues that you have problems with please read with caution.
3. Wedding Plans ($2.99 ebook, $9.99 TPB)
Dorcia’s wedding plans consumed the household. Hipatia, her younger half-sister, knew that what Dorcia got for a wedding dress, a husband, a new life would never be hers. Her sister’s affection and father’s regard wasn’t enough to block their mother’s distaste for Hipatia.
But others had plans for Hipatia that she was not aware of. A sweet tale of familial love and the potential of a new life, Wedding Plans is a glimpse into a new life just beginning. Also included is the first chapter of Another Path to Infinity, a tale of seeking for love in all the wrong places only to find it in unexpected places when all was thought lost.
Please note that there are mild themes of parental neglect in Wedding Plans and mentions of death of a loved one in Another Path to Infinity. If these themes might trigger you please read with caution.
4. Stardust In Your Veins ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Newlywed Falak and her wife Steise hoped that moving to one of the newly opened space stations orbiting beyond Mars would give them a chance at a whole new life. At the very least, it got them away from their abusive families.
Unfortunately, familiar problems with new faces appeared as soon as they started their new lives. Falak wasn’t sure that she could cope with her supervisor’s controlling tendencies but for Steise, she’d do anything, including confronting the man stalking Steise. Stardust In Your Veins is a sweet story of new love, new horizons and confronting the challenges facing you with everything you’ve got.
Readers who have issues with verbal abuse and attempted rape should read with caution.
5. Moon of the Sea ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Sisters in Conflict
Badra and Rida had spent years fishing the moonlit seas together but their relationship was as unstable as their tiny fishing boat adrift in a gale. Badra had done her best for her sister. They had a home. They had work. There was hope for the future.
Rida was not satisfied. All the silent resentment and worry that they had carefully avoided over the years came to a head when their nets pulled up a Moon of the Sea. The rare deadly fish promised wealth beyond their wildest dreams. It threatened to destroy them both at the same time.
Moon of the Sea is a story of family, sisters and finding what matters to you in the midst of dire emergencies.
6. Infinite Horizons ($5.99 ebook, $18.99 TPB)
Collecting five stories by author Meyari McFarland, Infinite Horizons examines what it means to be a woman in worlds unlike our own.
Relationships bloom in Sensory Adjustment, a tale of finding love in a strange new environment. The loss of love drives Another Path to Infinity to discover what truly matters. Wedding Plans shows how hope blooms when family gathers around. In Stardust In Your Veins determination empowers freedom from persecution. Finally, in Moon of the Sea danger enables growth to finally occur.
Infinite Horizons holds stories that focus on women’s lives and how they interact with each other. Love, family and adventure fill these stories, making it an exciting exploration of what it means to be a woman in very different worlds.
7. Dragon Rider’s Song ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Young dragon rider Amynta returned to her senator mother Timo’s home expecting conflict, the possibility of good food and a very nice bath. Instead she found the lovely Pallas, a mysterious visitor to her mother’s home.
Dinner brought a request that Amynta hadn’t expected along with possibilities that Amynta had given up on years ago. Perhaps with Pallas’ help Amynta might fly beyond her mother’s domain to make her own life.
Dragon Rider’s Song is a sweet fantasy romance between two young women whose lives revolve around dragons and the songs they use to communicate.
8. Darkness Rising ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Kia’s life revolved around the monsters that stalked her tribe every night. The Dark killed at will and there was nothing that Kia could do. Until one night, Kia’s anger overwhelmed her fear. Her life went on a different path, one that she could never have anticipated. Defender of her tribe, Kia bided her time until she discovered a weakness in the Dark that promised everyone freedom.
Darkness Rising is a moody science fiction story set in humanity’s ancient past where one woman’s life made a huge difference in humanity’s development and in first contact with a mysterious alien race.
9. Cloud Cover ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
The mission went wrong from the beginning. Leto and her messenger dragon Cloud Song were left scrambling to make sure that the plans they’d stolen from the enemy camp made it home to their commanders. At first, Leto thought that their team would be able to get out together.
Then a patrol found them and Leto had to flee on Cloud Song’s back. If they could just distract the enemy dragons then their team might survive. Leto directed Cloud Song ever higher into the sky in hopes that they could lure the pursuit away.
Cloud Cover is a tense fantasy adventure set in an alternate ancient Greece with dragons.
10. Ghosts of the Dead ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Survival was hard enough but when your space station was half destroyed and the population was slowly trickling away it became even harder. Paulina lived with the scars of the accident that had nearly killed their station. She wasn’t sure if she could live with the plan her lover Tina and their friends had come up with to revive the station’s failing future.
It was hard enough to live with the ghosts of the dead in her heart. Paulina wasn’t sure she could stand to be surrounded by them all the time.
Ghosts of the Dead is a near future SF story of recover from disaster, regaining your strength and moving into the future.
11. Jade Claws ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Madoka did not know what in the little village had compelled so much attention. Despite Madoka’s intention to spend no more than a matter of weeks, Madoka had been in the village for several years. It had been long enough for Madoka to watch little Hoshiko grow from a babbling toddler to a shy near-adult.
The quiet period ended when Hoshiko’s uncle decided that rape was an appropriate method of proposing marriage. Madoka abandoned the human disguise that had concealed Madoka’s true form to teach him and Hoshiko’s parents their mistake. Doing so sparked a change in Hoshiko that revealed exactly what had kept Madoka in the village for so long.
Jade Claws is a tale of dragons in ancient Japan and discovering that the mistakes of the past do not have to be transmitted to the future.
12. Infinite Dreams Collection 2 ($5.99 ebook, $14.99 TPB)
Collecting six varied stories, Infinite Dreams examines what it means to be a woman facing a hostile world.
In Dragon Rider’s Song, a young woman returns to her mother’s home only to find romance and understanding waiting for her. Monsters from outer space threaten in Darkness Rising. Jade Claws stretches the definition of what it means to be a person and shows that even monsters have hearts.
Cloud Cover returns to the world of Dragon Rider’s Song for a thrilling dragon-back escape from sure death. Then in Ghosts of the Dead, the stories of those who died before are the true ghosts holding back women’s lives.
The second Infinite collection highlights Meyari McFarland’s varied worlds and takes us on an exploration of where dreams can lead.
13. Bringing the Rains ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Refugees from a drought that destroyed their homeland, Lesedi and her family settled in a new land with a whole new climate. Lesedi struggled to find her place not only in this new society but also in her family’s weather magic. One rainy day brought Lesedi despair and hope that she never expected to find.
Bringing the Rains is a poignant fantasy short story about gender identity and finding one’s path when everything changes.
14. Center ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
When friendship is betrayed, there are always consequences. Riley knows this just as well as her former friend Torey did. Yet he wrote a book betraying everything Riley had shared, betraying magic and life itself.
In a world where the magic that flows through your soul determines your gender, Riley uneasily exists between the witches and warlocks. Will vengeance open a path to a better life for Riley or destroy every future?
Center is a thought-provoking story of gender, magic and destiny that is sure to entice.
15. From the Night ($2.99 ebook, $10.99 TPB)
Eashana knew, to the core of her being, that something was wrong. Her sisters were never this silent. But as she drifted towards the airlock, silence echoing in her ears, she also knew that they might not survive this disaster even if they worked together.
From the Night is a SF story of family, history and facing danger when your home becomes the greatest threat to your survival.
16. Transformations ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Ewould had spent his life in an uneasy compromise between his true self and the pressures of his parents and society. No matter what body he’d been born with, he was male. That changed the day he buried his husband. Come what may, Ewould decided to seize his destiny and set for to transform himself into the person he should always have been.
Transformations is a powerful fantasy story of truth, identity and forcing the world to accept you as you truly are.
17. Midwife to Divinity ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Dahlia had a problem: a stalker with powers that threatened not just her life but also her carefully crafted identity. Jacks had a problem, too: a magical doom that had destroyed his entire family. Only by trusting each other can they solve the problems destroying their lives.
Midwife to Divinity is an urban fantasy focused on strength, challenges and claiming what you thought you’d left behind.
18. Memories of Fire ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Youneda’s life was as comfortable as it could be for an aging dragon with a horde of pottery instead of gold or jewels. One day he received a message that drew him out of his comfortable suburban lair and down to the glittering magical city of Belleview, WA. Once there, he confronted not a relic of the Opening but his own past and memories of a fire that had haunted him for decades.
Memories of Fire is an urban fantasy focused on history, memory and the persistence of fear long after the cause has fled.
19. Bottling the Cold, Hard Heart ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Eliza’s comfortable life ended when her beloved grandmother died. Her cousin Sandra swooped in and took it all, from the house to Eliza’s beloved dog, Miki. Nothing Eliza did worked but the one thing she would never give up on was saving Miki, no matter what it took.
Bottling the Cold, Hard Heart is a cozy mystery where family and tradition are the true threats to life, love and liberty.
20. Infinite Travels ($5.99 ebook, $14.99 TPB)
Seven journeys: Infinite Travels collects seven stories by Meyari McFarland chronicling travels physical, emotional and metaphorical. Questions of identity, of freedom, of gender and justice are examined in these seven stories that span the genres and explore whole new worlds.
Infinite Travels collects seven exciting trips into the imagination of Meyari McFarland that you will never forget.
21. Mountainous Stretch of Wind ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Etsuko delighted in the challenge of meeting a new species on a new world. Meeting new aliens, learning of their cultures, was her greatest joy. Not as joyful was dealing with new coworkers who seemed to view her as an odd little threat to their much more important experiments. It would have been fine if their Commander hadn’t ordered Etsuko to smooth the way in their tiny habitat.
Mountainous Stretch of Wind is a humorous SF story of learning to deal with unexpected circumstances and finding joy no matter what’s thrown your way that you’re sure to love.
22. Eternity in a Touch ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TBP)
Exploration of new worlds delighted Berenike. They’d yet to find one that would make an acceptable colony but she enjoyed the process of discovery. Until they landed on one bleak grey world and discovered something so far beyond her expectations that Berenike feared for her and her team’s survival.
Eternity in a Touch is a SF exploration of time, space and the urge to connect that spans worlds and utterly different species that is sure to entrance you.
23. Late Arrival ($2.99 Ebook, $5.99 TPB)
When Lusala was small his big sister went into space to explore and find new worlds for humanity. It’s been five years for her, fifty for him. But now, finally, Osumare was home, so very late. With everything that had happened, Lusala worried that her return would be too little to bridge the gulf that had grown between them.
Late Arrival is a science fiction examination of the price of space travel on those left behind that you will remember for years to come.
24. Into the Wave ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Piloting was dangerous, especially when you grieved. Keola knew that better than most. The Wave drive affected electronics, making them unreliable. It also affected human minds, sending them chasing after memories and too distracted to pilot the ship.
It didn’t matter. Keola had a job to do and her grief at the loss of Scarlett would have to wait until she rode the Wave all the way to the end of the line.
Into the Wave is a thoughtful science fiction exploration of surfing, science and the nature of grief when you have nothing to grieve over that is sure to stick with you.
25. The Eternal Librarian ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
When humanity went to the stars they took many things with them. Brencis, the Eternal Librarian, ensured that they took the books. Unfortunately, humanity also took along their greed, their blindness and their short-sighted focus on all the wrong things.
The Eternal Librarian is a touching exploration of human nature, determination and the love of learning that is dedicated to librarians and book lovers everywhere.
26. Specialist Class Three ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Naya found certain aspects of her job… difficult. The excessively controlled environment, the fussy clothes, the endless paperwork. But dealing with the passengers on the space cruiser during their three month journeys was not.
There was joy to be found in the process of making passengers comfortable. At least until glorious, judgmental, messy Raya strode into Naya’s life. Then Naya finally had the chance to share her personal pleasures with someone else.
Specialist Class Three is a SF romance where opposites clash and then combine that will be sure to delight you.
27. Infinite Joys ($6.99 ebook, $15.99 TPB)
Meyari McFarland returns in a joyful collection of science fiction stories focusing on women of all types. From scientists exploring new worlds to space liners catering to their guests every needs, the search for joy infuses this collection with delight.
Includes six short stories plus a sample of the novel Crafting Home, one of Meyari McFarland’s lesbian romance novels:
Mountainous Stretch of Wind
Eternity in a Touch
Into the Wave
The Eternal Librarian
Specialist Class Three
28. Tiny Futures ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
The solution to Leisl’s construction problem came wrapped in an opportunity.
When Cassidy came over to help Leisl install a tub in her new tiny house on wheels, Leisl expected nothing other than a functioning tub.
But Cassidy was huge, strong and adorable, all the things that Leisl most liked. The temptation to ask for more than construction help led Leisl to take a chance on the future.
29. Candy-Coated Courtship ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Candy Courtship, Amirah’s favorite pastry shop, smelled of yeast and the acrid bright smell of fresh green tea.
It was all the more welcoming because of the proprietors sweet, beautiful Calliope and her twin sister Hayden.
Four months had won Amirah shy smiles, blushes across Calliope’s dark cheeks but no more.
Could true love bloom amid pastries, candy and green tea?
30. Dancing on the Edge of the Waterfall ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
The air was thick with moisture, cold and dark as a shadowy tomb. The cargo hold echoed with the whisper of claws against metal grates.
Devyn heard the drips. Alone in the dark with alien monsters hunting her Devyn feared death.
In the dark, with no one to help and monsters after her, Devyn was trapped.
Droplets of water ghosted over her skin, an icy mist in the cold air.
31. Stars Drifting Ever Upwards ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Gisela paused, one foot planted on a fallen log, the other buried in a mound of long brown pine needles.
Beaten, cast out with her sisters, Gisela burned with fury that Harbart had turned on her this way.
She’d left their village to protect her sisters but as Harbart chased her Gisela’s reserve burned away in the flames of revenge.
Harbart’s obsession with magic would be the world’s doom.
32. Drifting Leaves, Misty Skies ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Sand shifted under Simeon’s feet, under the stairs, the buildings, the entire town.
James waited, eyes on the horizon like a onyx sculpture of a man as he gazed across the misty beach towards the booming waves.
The waves summoned James’ magic away from Simeon while Simeon’s magic swirled him away into the echoes of the past.
They drew together, shifting with the waves, the sand, the misty rain.
33. Broken Sword of Night ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TBP)
Jamie was king, granted by the right of the Black Sword of Night. Except he wasn’t king, not now that his Knight and lover Ainsley was dead. No one was until the Black Sword was restored.
A year after the sword broke, Jamie ran to Ainsley’s memorial. Finding the true king meant opening his heart and Jamie didn’t think he could do that
Let him have one night to mourn. Then he’d find the true king.
34. Consort ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TBP)
Keelan glared, hands clenched so tight they felt like wire strung over steel blades ready to spring loose and cut someone to ribbons.
Not someone. Father. Again. Always.
The battle for his and his siblings’ freedom never ended. Keelan couldn’t win, not when Father was trained and they weren’t.
Nothing changed until Keelan’s unwanted consort arrived, bringing hope along with a whirlwind of power.
35. Orange Thief ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TBP)
A shriek from the back yard usually was bad news. Not this time.
Instead of her neighbors stealing oranges, Garnet found a beautiful girl stuck in the highest branches of her tree.
Getting her down set off a chain of coincidences that were anything but as Garnet and her orange thief found themselves drawn together by ancient magic more powerful than the biggest coven on the west coast.
36. The Return ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Maram had spent decades without seeing the stars slip into the Wave, since piloting a ship. She’d expected to die with her feet covered in dirt.
But then the ships came back and Maram realized that there were bigger threats than old age.
She had another chance at the stars. The question was whether she and her girls could survive long enough to return to Maram’s only true home.
37. Stitched Lines, Watching Eyes ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Noga bent over her stitching, neck aching in fear of Gul Maes’ heavy cane coming down on her.
Seven days until Mistress Kelly was married off to Gul Maes’ brute of a son.
Noga kept her head down. Wasn’t safe to challenge someone like Gul Maes.
But with the prayers and dreams of the rest of the keep Noga might be able to stitch together hope that would save them all from Gul Maes’ watching eyes.
38. Infinite Love (Collection) ($5.99 ebook, $14.99 TPB)
Meyari McFarland returns in a collection of eight stories centered on love. From new courtships to the ashes of failed marriage to magic bringing two people together in every way, the Infinite Love collection has stories that will touch your heart.
Includes eight short stories plus a sample of the romance novel Go Between, set in Meyari McFarland’s Manor verse:
Dancing on the Edge of the Waterfall
Stars Drifting Ever Upwards
Drifting Leaves, Misty Skies
Broken Sword of Night
39. Price of the Gift ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Anan shut their eyes, heart hammering in their chest as if it was trying to knock the box out of their arms.
They couldn’t afford another punishment, not after the last one.
But the box held a demon and the master of the library didn’t care about Anan. They were just a slave.
To destroy the demon, the masters would kill Anan.
Unless Anan won a bargain from the demon to free them both.
40. Gossamer Threads ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
The thread slid over Ashanti’s fingers, softer than baby’s hair, finer than a spider web.
Weaving a new marriage for two people was a heavy task but one Ashanti took on with joy. Her stitches would shape their lives for decades, transforming separate individuals into a happily married couple.
With two such different individuals weaving a life together took extra thought, effort and sacrifice.
41. Floating Paper Strips ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Efe’s body betrayed her. Daily.
She couldn’t walk, couldn’t run, couldn’t do all the things a page should do, no matter how hard she tried. That was just the way it was.
Until Father Abijah decided that the way it was wasn’t good enough.
Then a whole new Path opened up to Efe and her future bloomed like a lily emerging from the pond.
42. Saving Imani ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Visiting the beach hadn’t been Haruka’s best idea. It was hot, sandy, and her shoulders were already burned. Leaving seemed like the best option.
Until martial artist Imani Bakalov ran up with a problem that Haruka should ignore.
She didn’t. Because Imani’s ridiculous plan promised things that Haruka had long fought for and there was no way that she’d turn Imani away when Haruka could save her.
43. Out of the Tower ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Laurie’s entire life had been spent in the tower, subject to her magic and her whims. Then chance gave her the opportunity to escape and Laurie seized it with everything she had.
The world outside was wild, dangerous and fraught with other spells as dangerous as anything in the tower.
It was beautiful.
Come what may, Laurie wouldn’t give up. This was her life now and nothing was taking it away.
44. Adventures of Snails ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
Grandma Kaede’s house should have been hopelessly run down and unlivable. Sasha’s inheritance couldn’t be that good.
In fact, it was a puzzle in near-perfect condition. Then the contractor who came to fix the flaws drew Sasha her out like a snail emerging from its shell.
Home. Security. Money. Sasha had that. All she was missing was love and that took reaching out her hand for the very first time.
45. Infinite Magic (Collection) ($5.99 ebook, $14.99 TPB)
Meyari McFarland returns in a new collection of eight stories wrapped around magic. From that moment of reentry to space to finding love to fairy tale magic warping lives, Infinite Magic delivers the best straight to you.
Includes eight short stories plus a sample of the romance novel The Solace of Her Clan, set in Meyari McFarland’s Matriarchies of Muirin verse:
Stitched Lines, Watching Eyes
Price of the Gift
Floating Paper Strips
Out of the Tower
Adventures of Snails
46. Crumbling of the Soul a Novel ($5.99 ebook, $15.99 TPB)
The patio rippled under Ysan’s feet. Two generations of drought had transformed the Library of Truth into a ruin.
Just like Ysan’s life.
One slim thread of hope remained for the world. If Ysan and his friends could muster the courage to sacrifice themselves, time would unwind and a new path could be found.
One which prevented the Soul of the World from crumbling to dust, taking all life with it.