Free Reads

FREE READS

Here you'll find a growing collection of extra-narrative shorts and excerpts from the novels, as well as deleted scenes and the occasional free-range short story.

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 10

By Kathleen McClure | July 13, 2020

Harry reveals his portion of a plan. Greek monsters are discussed. Koz and Jessyn talk neuroscience.To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 10 “I’m guessing you told her the plan?” Harry asked Jessyn…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 9

By Kathleen McClure | July 6, 2020

Ray reflects, Koz and Mollin bicker, Jessyn and Mo bond, Harry drinks coffee. To catch up on previous chapters, click HERE. Chapter 9 Soon after the jump to FTL, Mo asked if she could make…

Snow Days

Snow Days Part 3: An Errant Interlude

By Kathleen McClure | July 1, 2020

Not every moment makes it into the novels. For instance, here are a few scenes that didn’t fit into Outrageous Fortune, that Kelley McKinnon and I used to create a side story about that time…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 8

By Kathleen McClure | June 29, 2020

Time to say good-bye to Surresh Prime, but not before enjoying a little low-atmo cruise.Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 8 /Repeat, repeat, Phoenix Flight, ship registry Alpha-six-two-Sierra-niner, you are…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 7

By Kathleen McClure | June 22, 2020

Ever hear the adage, “out of the frying pan and into the fire”? Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 7 The tumult from the club was echoed outside, allowing Ray,…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 6

By Kathleen McClure | June 15, 2020

Ray and Mo talk about their hard knock life. Ray delivers some hard knocks. Harry gets an eyeful. Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 6 As Harry continued to not…

Snow Days

Snow Days Part 2: An Errant Interlude

By Kathleen McClure | June 11, 2020

Not every moment makes it into the novels. For instance, here are a few conversations that didn’t fit into Outrageous Fortune, that Kelley McKinnon and I used to create a side story about that time…

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The Libra Gambit: Chapter 5

By Kathleen McClure | June 8, 2020

History and politics and bar brawls, oh my!Need to catch up on the previous chapters? Click HERE. Chapter 5 “Glass breaking?” Jessyn echoed Koz’s statement. “My sorrow, but I don’t understand the reference.”  “Kristalnacht,” Koz…

Snow Days

Snow Days Part 1: An Errant Interlude

By Kathleen McClure | June 4, 2020

Not every moment makes it into the novels. For instance, here are a few conversations that didn’t fit into Outrageous Fortune, that Kelley McKinnon and I used to create a side story about that time…

The Fall

The Fall: Outrageous Fortune Deleted Scene

By Kathleen McClure | June 3, 2020

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD! This scene was originally part of Outrageous Fortune, and contains mild spoilers for Soldier of Fortune. If you’ve already read Soldier or Outrageous, you’re good.If you don’t mind a little knowledge…