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Deadly Benefits
By Ryn Pitts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,550. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 12 reviews)
When a patient dies unexpectedly in a Fargo hospital, the medical center goes into a defensive tailspin. Heli Harri, a savvy pharmacist and headstrong Finn, is accused of a fatal error while senior physician Dr. Lavelle condemns another lapse in hospital safety. But a tangle of evidence points to murder, revealing the best and worst of those to whom we entrust our health and our lives.
Dream Student (Dreams, book 1)
By J.J. DiBenedetto
Series: Dream Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,160. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing? Sara Barnes is about to find out...
The Figures
By Nigel Hems
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. 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?
Periphery
By Alexx Bollen
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 69,590. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Periphery is a work of occult fiction, of magical realism. It operates on multiple levels of storytelling and world building, asking the reader to choose how they will perceive the narrative.
Second Honeymoon
By Mark Souza
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 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.
Germaphobia Singapura (An Annoying Short Story)
By B.M. Hodges
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.
River of Possibilities
By Marti Lawrence
Price: $0.99 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.
Fractured Facade
By Elena DeRosa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,660. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Fractured Facade, a novel written as memoir, is the tale of a father's death, a daughter's life, and a sociopath's vendetta.
Cimarron
By Claudia Hall Christian
Series: Denver Cereal, Volume 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,450. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011 by Cook Street Publishing cookstreetpublishing@gmail.com. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It’s pay the piper time in Denver Cereal as the trauma and strife of the last few months must be reckoned with. Everyone faces the repercussions of their actions to fight their way through the problems to become a family. And just in time! Jacob finds the children’s remains under the Castle and a murder mystery begins to unfold. Come along for the sweet and crunchy ride that is Denver Cereal.
Noble Intentions: Season One
By L.T. Ryan
Series: Noble Intentions, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 128,580. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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.
Survivors
By Jamie J. Buchanan
Price: Free! Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(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.
The Fiona Letters
By Ralph Bowden
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 85,680. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, one of the first scientific celebrities, led a full, productive, and virtuous life, above reproach by Victorian standards. His only passion was for science in the service of nation and empire. But he must have had another life, another kind of passion. This novel imagines how it could have happened
I Smell Smoke
By Mark Douglas Stafford
Series: On the Faith of Trees, Vol.1. Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A BOTANICAL FABLE ABOUT THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH. Reed’s brothers are always arguing. One aspires to a life of faith, the other to a life of reason built on the bedrock of scientific truth. She tries to strike a balance but isn't at all sure. Then there’s the mysterious stranger who knows something that could change everything. Reed’s time is almost up. What will she do?
The Artist
By Mark Douglas Stafford
Series: On the Faith of Trees, Vol.2. Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A BOTANICAL FABLE ABOUT FAITH AND VISION. Little Apple had a dream his pragmatic brother couldn't understand. As German bombs rained down on London and shook the Earth to its mantle, he would dare to bring something new and wonderful into the world, even though it might cost him everything.
Daughters of Iraq
By Revital Shiri-Horowitz
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
By Dale Amidei
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)
By Chris O'Grady
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
By Cristian Mihai
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
By D. L. Mackenzie
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.
Erasure
By A.T.H. Webber
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,030. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Love and murder collide in this contemporary story that explores what might happen if the digital records of our lives linked us, not to our past, but to our future. Independent author A.T.H. Webber delivers a striking debut novel in which the pervasive powers of the Internet provide a timely backdrop for a story of love and faith in the digital age.