A stand-alone novella from the Disillusionists world that can be read at any point. (32k words)
*this is the epilogue edition - it is the same as the original, only it has an epilogue.
THERE’S A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND DOOM.
No wager is too outrageous for Simon Fitzgerald, the most reckless of the Disillusionists. His dark secrets drive him to take increasingly extreme risks, but he’s never lived so quite so dangerously as when he hooks up with Midcity’s most powerful prognosticator.
Fawna Brady is tormented by the destinies she sees for those around her. To Fawna, knowledge of the future is a cage she’d do anything to escape. She’s stunned to discover a taste of the freedom for which she yearns at the side of Simon, the one person in the world who despises everything she is, everything she stands for.
Simon’s defiant attitude toward destiny captivates Fawna, but will her love destroy him? And will Simon rush headlong into the delicious doom she offers?
***THis is the new epilogue edition - it is the same as the old version, except for the epilogue. (epilogue also available free at my site)
About the Author
I work a day job as a freelance writer, and have for years. I’ve also waited tables at a surprising number of Minneapolis restaurants and bars (though not as many, incidentally, as my writer husband has). I’ve also been a shop clerk and a plastics factory worker, which I was dismal at (think I Love Lucy).
Also, I can relate almost any life experience to one or another Star Trek episodes, and if you invite me to your party, your cheese plate will be in grave danger.
During rare moments when I’m not at my computer, I can be found reading in bed, running, helping animals, or eating Mexican food.
You can find me at www.authorcarolyncrane.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really enjoying The Disillusionists series, and this short story is a welcome addition! It's about Simon and Fawna, both awesome characters mentioned all too briefly in the other books. I always wondered about Simon's background, and am pleased with the details Carolyn provides. And Fawna! Would love to see more of her in the future! Simon thumbs his nose at fate and doesn't want anything to do with Fawna's ability to see into the future. His total refusal to let destiny have any impact on his life fascinates Fawna, and proves oddly irresistible. Used to feeling trapped by her gift, Fawna can't resist the taste of freedom that being with Simon provides. The thing that really struck me about this story was their passion. No, not that...I mean their passion for living! They seemed to be having so much fun that I wanted to jump in and join them! Simon's recklessness seems appealing rather than foolishly dangerous, and I loved watching Fawna throw caution to the wind! This was a fast read that totally left me wanting more! Loved the characters, it had a fast-paced plot that benefited from Carolyn's talented writing. Definitely recommend this series to anyone who's looking for something a little different than your usual urban fantasy read!
Fawna is at the fair wondering on the man swallowing flaming knives ~ What kind of future would he have? Fawna is fighting the urge of looking into his future. This is her addiction, she needs to look, and keep looking for the sad part she knows is there. She's working with her therapist on the issue, but it's hard to fight what she's done all her life. As Fawna walks to the gaming tent, she sees Simon, whom she is not fond of for his ability with recklessness. These two opposites, might be able to teach each other something about themselves and what fate has in store for anyone... if they will let it happen, and not fight it. Oh, I just loved reading this novella! Carolyn has done a wonderful job of pulling Simon to the front lines, along with Fawna. Even thought I had "heard" of Fawna in the first two books of the trilogy, we didn't physically meet her until the third book. I didn't really know much about her going into this read, but I love her now. We learn of Fawna's past, where she had been, what she did as a captive, and why she doesn't like Simon, feeling someone needs to keep an eye on him. Fawna finds she wants to be proven wrong for what she sees as the future, but doesn't feel it's possible....but maybe there's something more Fawna doesn't realize. Then we have Simon! Oh.... I love Simon now. Oh do we learn so much of Simon! Why he's the way he is, with Simon being true to his form. Simon always seems to find trouble, and enjoys it! He is the one who takes us on the adventures we follow, being he does live a little on the dangerous side. Did I mention a romance buds here? Well, our resident bad boy just might find some love along the way. Carolyn does a wonderful job of doing different chapters from each view, which gives us the full rounded story of our two characters. This novella takes two who are complete opposites and possibly, if they let each other, could help and teach each other something in the end. So much feeling and emotion in this novella! I didn't want it to end, and now I want more of Simon, and Fawna too!