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The Hired Wife
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,330. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A Regency Romance. Marshall Godfrey the 8th Viscount Raynham needs a wife, but all efforts to acquire one through normal channels have failed. Time has run out. His twin sisters are being launched into society, but he can only hear sounds close by. He plans to hire a woman to hover at his shoulder and repeat into his ear what people are saying, but he can’t take a secretary into polite society.
Dark Faith Invocations
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,750. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Religion, science, magic, love, family — everyone believes in something, and that faith pulls us through the darkness and the light. In the second coming of Dark Faith, join Max Allan Collins, Mike Resnick, Jay Lake, Jennifer Pelland, Laird Barron, Tom Piccirilli, Nisi Shawl, and a host of genre’s best writers with 26 stores exploring the things we hold dear and the truths that shatter us.
Transgressions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,310. Language: Australian English. Published: November 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
An elderly male wizard, whose body has been destroyed by powerful unknown attackers, possesses the soul-less body of a young female half-elf. A new lease on life perhaps, but first he must not only protect his home and a new forbidden love from an invisible spirit monster, but also solve the mystery of who wanted him dead in the first place.
Kate's Gifts
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,070. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A provocative thriller about a woman's battle against a deadly enemy- herself. A suburban "soccer mom" fighting addiction. A soldier, scarred by the horror of war. Two very different lives, brought together by an act of betrayal, and then torn apart by a deadly secret. Soon all that stands between the American dream and a nuclear nightmare are a woman's gifts.
A Companion for Life
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,320. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A Regency Romance. Penryth Bowen knows Lily Leigh is in need of rescue, but saving her means making her his wife. He’s undecided until he discovers Lily has been battered black and blue, but true kindness is a condition that requires self knowledge of one’s motives and an understanding that even well meant actions can have unforeseen consequences that are anything, but kind.
Undeniable
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Series: Undeniable, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,800. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.25 from 8 reviews)
Warning: This is not a typical love story. This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It’s intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops—with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache—over the span of a lifetime. This is Eva and Deuce’s story.
Redeeming a Rake
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,300. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
Geoffrey Lyndsey Grayson, the thirteen Duke of Lyndhurst, is trapped in an emotional winter. His childhood dream of finding love is frozen under thick sheets of ice along with his heart. He feels nothing but discomfort as he passively waits for death to end the nothingness. He knows it's too late for love...
Dancing the Maypole
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,650. Language: British English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Taller than most men, Isabel de Bourbon has rejected numerous proposals of marriage. There is only one honourable man big enough to be her flesh and blood hero. A private scribbler of romances, Isabel has been penning the adventures of Pierre, a literary doppelganger of Peter Smirke, Viscount Adderbury.
Deadly Benefits
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,550. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 12 reviews)
A young mother dies in the intensive care unit and the medical center goes into a defensive tailspin. Fingers point to a fatal medication error by moonlighting pharmacist, Heli Harri. But Heli bites back and begins a chase for the truth that becomes a surefire prescription for hidden danger and unexpected romance, while behind the white drape of medicine, a chilling murder almost goes undetected.
Stingers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
James Clarke is always being picked on in school, and he particularly hates Stingers, a schoolyard game in which children throw tennis balls at each other in an attempt to cause as much pain as possible. His physical education teacher, Mr Evans, has no sympathy for the boy, believing he just needs to toughen up a bit.
The Last Skywatchers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 158,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The known world unravels as the Spanish mission sphere expands across Southern California to the Colorado River from 1769 to 1854. People of one village pit themselves against invading settler-evangelists and their escorting soldiers, and a fierce resistance movement arises. Only the secret knowledge of Skywatchers--astronomer-healers--can ensure the preservation of a people and their culture.
The Time Travel Trailer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,180. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lynne McBriar buys a vintage travel trailer and discovers that it contains a time portal, resulting in adventures and danger for her and her daughter.
Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg comes a dark novelette (112 pages in print) of a young man on a search for the truth behind the legend of the famous Windrow sisters.
Echoes and Memories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man studying the messages from the first discovered alien artifact. A newly colonized world cut off from the rest of human civilization. One of the last humans contemplates loneliness at the end of the universe. All these stories and more await in this collection of speculative fiction by Tristan Gregory.
Men Who Wear Nail Polish – The Equality Revolution
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
This short ten minute play by prolific writer, Eero Tarik, looks at the perceptions we have in regard to gender stereotyping. Should men wear nail polish in the 21st century? And if not, why not? A good laugh on the way to work...
Taming the Shrew
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,080. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
Regency Romance. The wealthy Miss Juliana Browne has a number of problems; she’s twenty-five, her hair is red, she’s on the shelf. Her only known admirer is Hervey De Vere, a freckled orange-haired fortune hunter who looks eighteen. After three years of continuous snubs, he’s still chasing her with endless offers of gallantry and proposals of marriage.
Kings of Brighton Beach Episode #1: Part I: Gangsters with Guns
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Series: Kings of Brighton Beach, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,120. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
MAFIA RULES. The 1st installment in D. B. Shuster's thrilling Russian mafia crime series. Meet the inhabitants of Little Odessa in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach in this powerful saga of family, love, betrayal, and revenge.
The Soul Is Complex
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
An author comes to grips with his spirituality as his life changes due to his new-found celebrity status.
Visitor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Dean Grey is waiting on an old friend. They once shared many adventures in the past but have not seen each other in some time and Dean hopes to confirm something he has thought for years.
Brane Child
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Brane Skip device may allow a spaceship to skip between layers of reality, bypass normal space, and avoid the universal speed limit—the speed of light. Lisa Chang, mission commander for its first crewed test, doesn't trust it. It seems like magic to her, and she doesn't believe in magic, not even after the ship skips to a fantasy version of Earth, complete with dragons, orcs, and wizards.