"The Net" meets "Conspiracy Theory" with Earthquakes.
Emma "J" for Joy Pearce is at her editorial offices on the twenty-second floor of Three Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco when the long-dreaded next Great Earthquake devastates the Bay area. Amid horrific destruction, she rescues a man trapped in the rubble. In the heat of survival, she swiftly bonds with him, causing her to question her possible marriage to her long-time boyfriend.
But Jason Gibb is not the charming photojournalist he pretends to be. As Emma discovers his true identity, his mission in the city, and the dark secrets behind the catastrophe, she finds the choices she makes may mean the difference between her own life or death.
SHAKEN is an ebook adaptation of "Deus Ex Machina," published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, republished in the anthology Transcendental Tales From Asimov's (Donning Press), and translated and republished worldwide.
From the author of CELESTIAL GIRL, THE OMNIBUS EDITION (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY), THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book), THE GILDED AGE, A TIME TRAVEL (a New York Times Notable Book and a New York Public Library Recommended Book), STRANGE LADIES: 7 STORIES ("A must-read collection." The San Francisco Review of Books), ARACHNE (a Locus Hardcover Bestsellter), and CYBERWEB (the sequel to ARACHNE).
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About the Author
New on Nook is Mason's romantic suspense, CELESTIAL GIRL, THE OMNIBUS EDITION (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY).
Also new is STRANGE LADIES: 7 STORIES, previously published science fiction and fantasy ("A must-read collection." The San Francisco Review of Books).
Mason's "very entertaining urban fantasy," THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, is on Nook.
SUMMER OF LOVE (the revised edition) and the sequel THE GILDED AGE are on Nook.
Other previously print published titles on Nook include EVERY MYSTERY UNEXPLAINED, TOMORROW'S CHILD, HUMMERS, DAUGHTER OF THE TAO, THE SIXTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF HYSTERIA, and TESLA, A SCREENPLAY.
Mason published her first story, “ARACHNE,” in Omni and has since published short fiction in magazines and anthologies worldwide, including Omni, Full Spectrum, Universe, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Unique, Transcendental Tales, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Immortal Unicorn, Tales of the Impossible, Desire Burn, Fantastic Alice, The Shimmering Door, Hayakawa Science Fiction Magazine, Unter Die Haut, and others. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
LISA MASON lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with the acclaimed artist and jeweler Tom Robinson.