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Dream Student - Dream Series book 1
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Series: Dream Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 93,900. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
College junior Sara Barnes thought her life was totally under control. All she had to worry about was her final exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school – and what to do about the cute freshman in the next dorm with a crush on her. Everything was going according to plan, until the night she started seeing other people’s dreams.
Second Honeymoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When Jack Duncan finds out his wife changed the terms of her life insurance policy, he’s not a happy man. Instead of a cash payout, he gets a clone. His wife is back and all his planning has gone for naught.
The Figures
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Ex-L-Ence Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Haunting, perplexing Figures trouble an unnamed man, pulling at him with their eerie, magnetic presence. The exact nature and purpose of the Figures is unclear, but they have an insatiable desire to possess the man and direct him towards ever more secluded regions, until an agreement is made to borrow him ... but to what ends and where and to whom will it lead?
Germaphobia Singapura (An Annoying Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Approx. Short Story Length: 11 pages / 3,160 words - Roy had always dreamed of living abroad in the tropics, somewhere remote and exotic. So accepting the offer to teach in Singapore was a no-brainer. But poor Roy failed to anticipate how living in one of the world's most densely populated cities would arouse his intuitive preoccupation with cleanliness.
Noble Intentions: Season One
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Series: Noble Intentions, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 128,320. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Jack Noble. Assassin for hire. Former Marine and government agent. He makes no mistakes. He passes no judgement. He feels no remorse. So why the hell does he stop to help a lost child on a busy sidewalk moments before he's to complete a deal with one of the east coast's top crime bosses? This simple decision places Jack in unfamiliar territory. He has become the hunted.
River of Possibilities
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,210. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Elizabeth Cunningham watched her parents applaud and smile as she graduated college. Two months later she watched their caskets being lowered into the ground. Her father recently updated his Will, adding a codicil saying she should “find the truth”. Suspicious of their fatal car crash, she investigates and discovers mysteries, lies and her father’s top-secret connections to the paranormal.
Survivors
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Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From the 2013 upcoming "Insights" anthology of short stories come a Christmas tale. One of a family fractured, of love, reconciliation and forgiveness.
User Pays
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Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What if we took our political leaders' rhetoric seriously? What if we implemented their dodgy policies in real life? In this chilling parable, the User Pays doctrine is examined as applied to a typical Australian family.
Daughters of Iraq
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Daughters of Iraq is a fascinating story following three generation of women as they journey from Iraq in the first half of the twentieth century to modern-day Israel and Seattle. It is the story of a Jewish family that emigrated from Iraq to Israel to start a new life in the newly established country.
The Anvil of the Craftsman
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Series: Jon's Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 93,170. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the US State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq.
Good Fences Make Good (A Dan Wilder Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Twit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Wilder, like any good crook, is just trying to fence some loot. Diamonds, to be exact. But now, come to find out, his fence says there's a syndicate he's gotta deal with, which means less of a cut for him. But there's just one problem: Dan Wilder likes to keep what's his.
One
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
One is a short story about addictions and the manner in which they break us down.
The Book Reader
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Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An elderly collector of second-hand books wrestles with his unusual ability to "read" the lives of his books' previous owners... and with one unique book he can't seem to read.
Rare Earth
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,940. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"A brilliant sci-fi thriller right down to the last nano-particle...So far, the best read I have had in 2012." - TBR topbookreviewers.com "...the suspense, high-tech intrigue and writing style of the author is very Crichton-like. A great page-turner with fascinating information about the "rare earth" gold rush our planet, and universe, are beginning to witness." - The Word is Out
There Was a Knock at the Door
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How would you react if your family was violated by a trusted government agency? It happens every day ...
Freedom
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Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
He had taken a chance to be first in line to submit his request. If granted, he would finally obtain his freedom. He wondered when They had taken over. In had been so gradual that no one realized until They were in control. After a while, one simply stopped caring. They were here. They ruled. Bill swiped his IdentiCard, made his request and waited. His answer proved shocking!
Faceless
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Siphewe Fasala idolised his father, but everything changed for Siphewe the day he died. Turning to a life of crime was his way of showing that he did not care.
Henrietta's Castle
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Price: Free! Words: 67,910. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
He had been waiting. “Well, hello there!” a friendly voice greeted her. “Umm... Hi. Do I know you?” Juliette asked. She was in a dark room. She was alone. Charles likes Juliette. They become friends, and the nightmare begins. Charles decides to fight everyone, even her beloved aunt Henrietta, to claim Juliette as his. This is a unique story dealing with eating disorders.
Passing Warmth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
How strange and peaceful this death business is. And yet, in our culture, there's so much fuss.
Elevator Going Down
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inside a Federal office building on a defunct army base, a woman is slowly going crazy—without any tangible reason—but rather an illogical, lingering fear of losing her career, her husband, and her mind, after a co-worker is murdered. ELEVATOR GOING DOWN is a horror story about how a person can be driven over the edge of reality and slip into a world of madness.