Jess Haines


I'm a displaced New Yorker with a penchant for the silly, the obscure, and the fantastical. Tampa, Florida is home for the time being. I'm currently working on the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series and the Blackhollow Academy young adult contemporary fantasy series. Find out more about my books, drop me a line, or join my mailing list at!

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A Salamander for Solstice: A Fantasy Steampunk Short Story

A machinist's son dares to reach above his station for a better magical familiar than a lowly salamander.

A fantasy steampunk short story, complete at 7,000 words.