After starting the Rachel Cain Weather Warden: Ill Wind book I jumped on her website and found that she has a bunch of free short stories as well as an early book of hers Exile. Here's the link: http://www.rachelcaine.com/Free_Short_Stories/Free_Short_Stories.html
She's trying out a new style of sharing her work which is based on a donation system. Chapter 2 will be up shortly, per Rachel Caine herself.
PS - the book is only now available in used hardcover under her other author name Roxanne etc.