Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
Hollywood Scandals (Hollywood Headlines Mystery)
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Series: Hollywood Headlines, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,310. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Tina Bender is the fearless gossip columnist at L.A.’s most infamous tabloid. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Reluctantly teaming with a built bodyguard Tina sets out to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over.
Nelson Branco's SOAP OPERA UNCENSORED: Issue 99
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Essay » Author profile
Daytime TV's first and only new hot e-zine: Weekly summary of soap opera's hottest news, stories, humour, gossip, blind items, fearless predictions, top stars/stories/couples/characters to watch, snark galore, review and analysis
The Longing (Grayson Brothers)
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Series: Grayson Brothers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,340. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
Romantic Times 4-1/2 Star Top Pick! A marriage of convenience…and intoxicating desire. He would show her every shade of love.
Torn (Reflections Volume 2)
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Series: Reflections, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,330. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Shape shifter Alec Graves has spent nearly a decade trying to keep his family from being drawn into open warfare with a larger pack. The new girl at school shouldn't matter, but the more he gets to know her, the more mysterious she becomes. Worse, she seems to know things she shouldn't about his shadowy world. Is she an unfortunate victim or bait designed to draw him into a fatal misstep?
Aurealis #72
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aurealis #72 features the testing and touching ‘Age’ from Ashlee Jade and the tough and turbulent ‘Ballard and Ballard: A Biopunk Detective Tale of 2080 AD’ from Steven Ma. Shane M Brown offers some salient advice with ‘The Pitfalls of Self-Publishing’. With some of the most searching SF/Fantasy reviews available anywhere and top-notch artwork, Aurealis #72 is bursting with goodness.
Science Surprises: Exploring the Nature of Science
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Research & Methodology
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A text supplement for students in any grade 7-10 science class, it is used with several freely available interactive lessons for a unit on the nature of science (NoS). The unit addresses many of the common misconceptions about NoS. It satisfies virtually all the latest NoS standards (in NGSS, CCSS). It includes strategies for critical and skeptical thinking. Teacher's Guide is also available.
Toad Words And Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From author T. Kingfisher comes a collection of fairy-tale retellings for adults. By turns funny and dark, sad and lyrical, this anthology draws together in one volume such stories as "The Wolf and the Woodsman," "Loathly," and "Bluebeard's Wife," along with an all-new novella, "Boar & Apples." Author's Note: Many of these stories have appeared in various forms on the author's blog.
Nelson Branco's SOAP OPERA UNCENSORED: Issue 98
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Category: Essay » Author profile
Daytime TV's first and only new hot e-zine: Weekly summary of soap opera's hottest news, stories, humour, gossip, blind items, fearless predictions, top stars/stories/couples/characters to watch, snark galore, review and analysis
Three Nails (A Literary Tale of Tragedy and Hope)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,220. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three Nails is a rich, witty, smart slice of Americana. Although it opens with loss of life—Three Nails ends with aspiration—hope, heritage, and new life. Like a handful of stones thrown in a pond, the circles of life and memories are all interconnected to process grief. Relationships with a wife, children, colleagues at work and even the kids taught at school are all part of the gift of healing.
Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries novella book #4.5)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Santa has gone missing and the fate of Christmas is in Amber Fox’s hands…
The Communication Process
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Professional
This book discusses the theory and applications of the communication process and provides practical examples for the use of professionals to improve their communication.
Listening with Empathy
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general
This book shows how good listening habits can only be developed through self-training. The book lists (and explains with illustrations) seven barriers to listening, seven bad listening habits, and three secrets to Active Listening. These descriptions provide a practical framework to analyse our shortcomings and identify the areas where there is room for improvement.
Perception
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Decision-making & problem solving
Since each individual’s perception is unique, we might encounter communication difficulties when two individuals attribute different meanings to the same utterance, event, or transaction. This book provides practical examples of Perceptual Errors and provides concrete advice to eliminate perceptual blocks in everyday communication.
Thrown Away
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Element 12 Ltd. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
No one knows how the world died. They only know that it happened centuries ago. Among the remnants of mankind - the people that live and die scavenging in the ruins - it is thought that the strangers who live behind the barrier, inside their protected city, may still hold that secret. But no one taken by the hunters from the city ever comes back.
The Dragon's Banner
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The empire that ruled the world is crumbling, and darkness is falling. Cities burn, armies pillage, and warlords struggle for domination. In the shadow of Rome's fall, the land of Britannia is divided and bleeding. Uther Pendragon and his allies journey to the heart of the dying empire, lead great armies, and forge a fragile alliance, the last hope to preserve the fading light of civilization.
Thawed Fortunes (The Guadel Chronicles Book 2)
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Series: The Guadel Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,300. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Va'del should have been returning to a hero's welcome. In saving Jain, he also saved his people from a threat that the entire Guadel Council had been powerless to stop. Instead he once again finds himself caught between rival power blocks as his people teeter on the brink of disaster.
Self-Concept and Communication
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Decision-making & problem solving
Our communication is immensely affected by our self-concept. This book discuses The Johari Window model and provides a way of looking at our self-concept in a systematic manner. The model also provides us guidelines for optimal self-disclosure in communication. In the latter part, the book illustrates the concept of 'Life Positions' which is based on Transactional Analysis.
Emma vs. the Tech Guy
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,890. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Emma Barton is a workaholic. Nothing is more important than becoming managing editor of the magazine she works for. And she has the perfect plan to achieve that goal, until Guy Walker enters her office. Sexy, sweet, and super popular, the new tech guy takes the office by storm. Will he discover her secret and derail every strategy Emma has in place?
Ashes and Ice (Book 1)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,600. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
She is desperate to remember. He is aching to forget. Together, they are not broken. But together, one may not survive. ​Jade wakes up with no memory of her past and blood on her hands. Plagued by wicked thoughts, she searches for answers. Instead, she finds a boy who doesn't offer her answers, but hope. But sometimes, when nightmares turn into reality and death follows you everywhere, hope