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The Winds of Skagway
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Series: Tales of the Alaskan Gold Rush, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
The howling winds of winter are no where worce than in the Alaskan town of Skagway, the threshold to the gold fields of the Klondike of the 1890’s. When the savage North wind gusts and shrieks up to seventy miles per hour from weeks to months, no one can move out doors. It’s a time for stories and retelling of Skagway’s hero and it’s criminal mastermind.
Walking That Short Distance, Childhood Enlightenment in the '50s
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Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
I wrote this short story (1987) for a class in creative writing at the University of Colorado. It is the most autobiographical story I've ever told. It's sort of a compilation of events from my own life with some alterations of family composition. I know it's difficult to believe, but I've known kids who were even more naive at eleven than I was. How things have changed in sixty years.
Railroad to the Moon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Runaway slave Elijah has been living with the Laird family on a small farm in Maine. The family grieves their soldier son, Billy, who had exacted a promise from Elijah to take his place, to be a big brother to ten-year-old Jamie. Now, Jamie’s ability to heal hinges on his attachment to Elijah. Weaving historical realities into a work of fiction, this is a tale of friendship, loyalty, and love.
Party Favors
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Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(3.00 from 1 review)
You're invited to attend the dinner party where Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy were first introduced by mutual friends. Experience the quiet exhiliration, the instant chemistry, and the nagging doubts that Miss Bouvier experienced, and find out what stubmling blocks almost kept them from becoming America's most iconic couple.
The Sight of You
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
A short story selection from Dancing in Combat Boots. A World War II mother steels herself for a reunion with the prisoner-of-war husband she hasn't seen in four years.
"Dangerous Rhythm" by Joyce Hinrichs and Jean Sweeney
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Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 91,360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hope and Dottie, time-traveling teachers from Sedona, Arizona, indulge their passion for classic movie musicals when they travel to 1934 Hollywood and the set of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ latest song-and-dance collaboration. Amid RKO Studio’s bevy of celebrities and the art deco-inspired Big White Set, they team up with eager sleuth Ginger Rogers, to solve The Case of the Bumped-off Dancer.
Her Majesty's Yankee
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Series: The Civil War by Col. Thom Nicholson, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,010. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Wolfpack Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The youngest son of the Duke of Bransworth finds himself drummed out of the Army in disgrace and, still a fighting man, travels to the United States where a Civil War is raging. Not only does he soon find himself in the gunsmoke and cannon fire, but attracts the attention of President Lincoln and General Grant. And an epic battle is on the horizon...Gettysburg.
In The Shadow Of Glory
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: American English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
He was fighting to keep the young United States from tearing itself apart. For the first time in his life, he had found his place. So why had Robert had to find Annie, at exactly the same moment? Torn between his love and his duty, will Robert find the courage to follow his heart?
Savages in the Mind in Pioneer Sheboygan
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,050. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
“INJUNS! INJUNS! INJUNS!” The man screamed at the top of his lungs. “Injuns attacking!" It was September 3, 1862, in the bustling pioneer town of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. By nightfall the town would be an armed fortress filled with terrified defenders. And the area's last remaining Indian family would be planning to move away. All because of a rumor.
Fancy Vol 5: Thomas P. Greene
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Series: Fancy, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,620. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Widower Thomas P. Greene has to leave his daughters, fourteen year-old Fancy and four year-old Danni when he is called into the service of the Confederacy at the beginning of the war. When the Yankees finally release him, he has to make his way back home on foot, only to find his daughters gone and his farm taken by a neighbor.
Last Stop Freedom
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 186,040. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Write Words Inc.. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Two women, one white, the other black, find themselves trapped in bondage on a First Place Winner Dragonfly e-Book Awards Competition, Historical Fiction Category A desperate flight from brutal oppression—and everything to lose if it fails...
Black Wolf's Return
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,860. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Black Wolf, has a dying vision: The wolves will leave the prairie, and so will the Nez Perce Indians. The vision promises his descendants will return when the wolves do. In the 20th century, his descendant, Tom, finds trials and tribulations of his own. When Tom and his daughter, Sara, search for the black wolf in Hell's Canyon, their journey leads to the fruition of Black Wolf's prophecy.
Journey to Glory: A Story of a Civil War Soldier and His Dog
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory. His loyal dog Sam won't be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment. Will Sam follow Ethan only to find the grave? Who will achieve glory in this tale?
The Lady and the Gandydancer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,840. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Sean O’Sullivan, once a roaring twenties playboy, has been forced by his railroad president father to work as a Gandy Dancer, unskilled workers who use shovel and pick to keep the rail lines straight. One night he finds himself rescuing Anne Miller, a spoiled coed abandoned on a mean street in Baltimore by her feckless date. He lets her believe he is a common laborer, and she is charmed by him.
Abraham Lincoln's Ascension Into Heaven and The Bow of The Assassin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,860. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Mortally wounded and in a deep coma, Abraham Lincoln relives important moments of his life, and questions, in ways never done before, his decisions and actions as the 16th President of the United States. Just days later, the President’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, also suffers from a mortal wound, and in turn questions his deed and its impact on history.
Ford At Valverde
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Price: Free! Words: 51,230. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
One man’s attempt at dodging the war while on a treasure seeking mission for gold, leads him on a quest that he never imagined possible. From the timber mills of Wisconsin, into the deep South and the rugged West, nothing will keep Daniel Stone from going after what he wants. He would rather die trying to get where he wants to go, than to die with the regrets of a life unlived.
Sins of Omission
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,230. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Somewhere, Bob Anderson -- local banker, city council member, and now murder victim -- had the goods on a bunch of people in Plains City, Texas. Everybody wanted the files; no one could find them. Katy Williams was trying to adjust to being a newspaper editor, to dating a Texan, and to Texas in general. Now everyone thought she had the files. And someone wanted them bad enough to kill.
Elephant in the Room: a family saga
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Series: A Family Saga, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 168,890. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The lumber boom brings strangers, money, and seven saloons to Hersey, Michigan, where unconventional Kate spies on lumberjacks, talks to animals, falls in love with a dubious man, and grows into womanhood. Kate also loves Harley, the philosophical hobo; Verna, the cussing, moonshine drinking woman; and Bug, the red dog with an attitude. But she marries Mark, the dubious man.
A Disgrace to the Badge and other Western Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,770. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Western Fictioneers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
The Western Fictioneers Library is proud to present this powerful new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed Western authors of all time. Ed Gorman's deeply moving stories of courage and tragedy in the Old West feature compelling writing, vivid characterization, and rawhide-tough authenticity.
USS Relentless
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 234,750. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
A saga of the US Navy from the Barbary War of 1803 through the War of 1812. In 1803, a young man joins the crew of what will become the most famous frigate of the early US Navy – USS Constitution. From the sands of North Africa during the first Barbary War, across the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean, we follow the exploits of a young American seaman, Alain de Noux.