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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.
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 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.
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 House With the Wraparound Porch
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 129,610. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Mame McGrath's family moves in across the street from a magnificent Queen Anne-style house, she notices a catatonic young man rocking on its wraparound porch. Mame proclaims boldly that she will restore his psyche—devastated by a drowning in Keuka Lake. What she doesn't anticipate is that he and this house will become the heart of her existence.
Monster Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Report of the Anthropological Expedition to the Planet Known as Kal-Fa
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Three anthropologists make first contact with a species of bizarre intelligent lifeforms. Each team member reacts in a different way to their strangeness as the story builds toward a disturbing climax and a conclusion with an unsettling twist of perspective.
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.
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...
Unmanned Submarine
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
This is a short essay about a futuristic unmanned submarine vehicle (USV), similar to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that have been flying for years. While unmanned aircraft cover the area above the surface of the earth, in this story, unmanned submarines cover the area below the surface of the oceans.
Sister Christian-Genesis
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Series: Sister Christian. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,980. Language: American English. Published: January 1, 2015 by Moon Mistress Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Doctor Richard Mason, borderline alcoholic, drug addict and jaded loner,has just discovered he’s adopted. If that wasn’t enough to shatter his personal reality he’s also ‘inherited’ his physically & mentally challenged sister, Hannah Rice, a girl he hasn’t seen since he was in high school. This is not a "Christian" or "Religious" novel.
Imitating Art
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A writer backpacking in Asia looks for a quiet place to write about a criminal on the run finds the ideal place--where fiction and life blur together. Can telling a story create another story?
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.
Crown of Creation: 2046 - Two Nations, One Murder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,690. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
It is 2046, 20 years after the Second Civil War. A skier is killed in Telluride, Colorado, now part of the Republic of Franklin. Adam Henry, a Denver detective, investigates. His quest for the killer brings him back East where he encounters the elusive terrorist organization, the Crown of Creation. Who killed the skier, and why? And how has America changed?
The Eternal Question
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Why are we here? I had a chance meeting with a strange old man the other day that claimed to know. His answer makes a frightening amount of sense.
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.
Under Their Skin
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 103,110. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012 by Eyes and Ears. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Geneva laser clinic of Dr. Roman Micheli is as discreet as a Swiss bank—no matter who the patient, Roman is the dispassionate professional. His wife Isabel, a WHO leprologist, is even more dedicated to her work than Roman. But the Michelis' technically perfect partnership unravels when an American violinist strides onto a concert stage and weaves the audience into her musical spell.
The Things We Do for Women
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,140. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Whitepoint Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This debut story collection comprises twelve linked tales set in Kentucky against the backdrop of the disintegration of a young marriage. A man on the run hides out at a boarding house owned by a paraplegic woman. A young man confesses his extramarital affairs to his mother. A housewife attends the funeral of a young woman whom she never knew.
Το φάντασμα της ελληνικής κατάρρευσης
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,910. Language: Greek. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Τρία φαντάσματα επισκέπτονται, παραμονή πρωτοχρονιάς, τον μελλοντικό Έλληνα πρωθυπουργό Αλέξανδρο και τον ταξιδεύουν μέσα στο χωροχρόνο. Έκπληκτος ο Αλέξανδρος θα συναντήσει απρόσμενες αλήθειες που ούτε καν είχε φανταστεί. Η ματαιοδοξία και η φιλοδοξία είναι άφθονες,ο χρόνος όμως που του απομένει ελάχιστος και το διακύβευμα τεράστιο. Άραγε ο ήρωας μας θα καταφέρει να σώσει την παρτίδα;
Last Orders at Waterloo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After arriving back from a drinking contest in the pub one night, Dave is surprised to find that his long time partner, Belinda is seductively waiting in the bedroom, but then finds out that it is not really him for whom she is waiting.