Firebird by Kathy Tyers, a review

Lady Firebird Angelo was born the third daughter of the queen of her world. That sounds like she might have had an easy life. But the warped rules on her planet dictate that she must die as soon as she drops down to fifth in line to the throne. It’s not just those in the royal family; this happens to the heirs of all the major houses on her planet. She’s a “wastling,” born to be wasted. Her time comes, and Firebird, a pilot, is sent on a suicide mission along with other wastlings. But her enemy saves her life. What can she do now?

Rooms by James L. Rubart, a review

Micah Taylor’s a successful young software multimillionaire, driven by tragedy and abuse in his childhood. He’s got a great girlfriend, an 80-hour-a-week job, and opportunity to travel. But something is missing.

Undercurrent by Michelle Griep, a review

What if, sometimes, people who go missing actually end up in another time? Michelle Griep asked herself this question and spun this story to answer it. In it, Englishwoman Dr. Cassie Larson takes some students on a short cruise in the North Sea. She buys a wooden brooch shaped like a wolf from a mysterious man. Back on the boat, the brooch falls overboard. She leans after it… and she falls too. A Viking is rowing across the North Sea, circa 900 AD.