The Marriage Game
LFP is happy to annouce that “The Marriage Game,” originally published in Realms of Fantasy, is now available in ebook format on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
The Marriage Game by Susan J. Kroupa," ,"
Sex and chocolate. That’s what Eva and her friend miss most since “passing to the other side,” a phrase that makes them feel more like gas than ghosts. They amuse themselves by playing The Game, competing to influence the behavior of the Flesh and Bloods. But when the game takes an unexpected turn, even they wonder if winning will be worth the price.
“Warm and charming” –Lois Tilton, Internet Review of Science Fiction
Good Reviews for Bed-Bugged
Mystery writer Sara Hoskinson Frommer recently wrote this blurb for Bed-Bugged:
Bed-Bugged is a romp of a mystery and Doodle the kind of dog any kid would want to romp with. Smart, with a mind of his own but on your side, for sure. Even as an old woman, I loved this story and hope to find Doodle sniffing out more than bed bugs soon.
“A thoroughly entertaining read“–AuntB “B”
“A a great book for anyone who loves dogs” —TheHann
“I couldn’t help falling in love with Doodle and his owner’s daughter, Molly.
But in a way, I most loved watching a story from the low-down, smell-based point of view of a working dog. For me, a mystery reader and writer, it opened my mind to many new ways of observing a crime and its solution. ” —Gerald Weinberg
“Somehow she knows the secret of fabricating tears from mere words”– Gerald Weinberg
The reviews of the three Christmas stories offered by Susan J. Kroupa have been overwhelmingly positive. Here are a few samples:
Walter’s Christmas-Night Musik
was chosen by Kristine Kathryn Rusch for her December 2010 Recommended Reading List, calling it “A wonderful story about Christmas Night Visitors. Unlike the previous Christmas night visitor stories you’ve read, these visitors are a surprise. I’d like to be visited by these folks. I found myself thinking about this story long after I finished reading it.”
Another reader wrote, “This story is full of Christmas wonder and leaves you with a warm holiday feeling.”
Gabriel & Mr. Death
has struck a chord with dog lovers. One reviewer wrote “Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? In “Gabriel & Mr. Death,” author Susan Kroupa tells a sweet story from the point of view of Gabriel, a black-and-tan hound dog. Gabriel’s voice is clear, his understanding (and lack thereof) of his human family’s situation charming. And when Gabriel finds himself trying to protect his owner from a threat she doesn’t see — Mr. Death — you’d better have the tissues handy, or you won’t be able to read through your tears to find out what happens!
A wonderful story for any season. “
And about this story of whimsy and romance on Christmas Eve, one reviewer said, “It was the perfect story for me, and would have been even in mid-summer. Ms. Kroupa is just the kind of magical storyteller who can thaw the coldest hearts without a heater or fan.”