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A Late Monsoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
On the shaded veranda of a post colonial Bombay hotel, two men shelter from the pre monsoon heat. Their generations and ideologies differ but they share the same turbulent moment in time. As they muse on the consequences of their changing world, they confront each other with questions affecting each of their personal worlds; questions they would prefer not to face.
Paradise Forbidden
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 93,820. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The United States, along with the rest of the world, has been drawn into a crisis that could never have been predicted or even imagined. Alex Madison is a doctor, a psychiatrist, who could have never conceived becoming the one man to handle the mayhem. Some fantastic, dystopian, and never before countenanced destructive fate of humanity threatens to become reality.
CONCUSSION: VIEW
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Series: The Furai Compilation, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 16,850. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Future's unknown; thoughts: private. TRUE? NO. Men from future, sent messages to past. VIEW: message? Future? Some men, capable, of penetrating a skull; EXTRACTING innermost secrets. Mind reading, can be learned by ANYONE. Telepathy's real; thoughts are NOT private. Desire this: power? Ability? VIEW? Careful, when overturning rocks: what crawls beneath may not be expected. Enjoy the VIEW.
CONCUSSION: CACHE
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Series: The Furai Compilation, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 12,610. Language: American English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
CACHE: a hidden place; items, provisions, ammunition- accumulated & stored in a hidden place. Beneath the surface, BELOW the thinking, processing, analytical mind, ANOTHER mind: subconscious. DESTINY: shaped by this mind. Most: CACHE programmed randomly. Random, unplanned events, some pleasant, some not, create the CACHE. Two choices: Ignore IT. Open IT, look inside, CHANGE- BECOME FURAI.
Rebellion
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Fantastic Worlds Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Fisk rebels against the worst organist ever encountered in more than four decades of filling his church with heavenly music. But when the rector blames him for the resulting dissonance, must he make the ultimate sacrifice?
Growing Up
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Series: The Irish Novels, Book 2. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 88,450. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Amolibros. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Six years after her family of ten children had assembled in her home for a party, Sheila Malone has to endure another reunion weekend with all but two of her children. The occasion this time is a wedding.
Sweetness in the Dark: A Story of Love and Survival
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Price: Free! Words: 132,960. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The world is headed toward financial collapse when a powerful solar flare crushes the Earth’s electrical grid. Paul Kendall is now in a race against time as he fights to save his family’s lives from the chaos that ensues.
Generally Recognized as Safe
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Series: Wiley Royce. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 131,580. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The chronicle of Wiley Royce's struggle to keep his cool and perspective in the face of the disconcerting new waves in his life. What can he do for his beloved Brendee, who may or may not want him anymore? What should he do to beautiful, sexy Janae, who clearly wants him too much? How is he going to take down the shady cabal responsible for poisoning the entire first world?
The Interview
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Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
‘You really want to do this?’ Tim asked his wife, Joanne. ‘I mean, what’s wrong with doing it the old fashion way so it’s more of a surprise. People have been making babies without clicking and dragging for thousands of years.’ What would you ask if you could meet your son before he was born? What would he ask you? Winner 'Highly Commended' in The Port Stephens Examiner Literature Awards 2013.
Old Henry's Visitor: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Old Henry's Visitor is a thrilling tale of the ordinary clashing with the supernatural. For years Old Henry lived alone in self-inflicted punishment as his home deteriorated and the world moved on around him. He is forced to face the past when a demon comes for his soul. Can Old Henry survive its devilish torment? And is there hope for redemption?
Meet Jack
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Price: Free! Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Meet Jack provides a sneak peek into the first of the Acts of Justice series, Melancholy Jack. You'll meet Jack briefly through the eyes of Nina (his mother), Jason (his best friend), Allie (his wife) and Dr. Ellen Foster (his psychologist). Melancholy Jack is scheduled for publication September 1st, 2014.
The Waiting Room
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In the waiting room of a psychologist's office, a man engages a woman in a conversation about personal responsibility and the mores of society.
Amber Bridge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A man searches for the meaning of life: stuck in neutral between the green light of birth and final Red Light. Everyone has a choice: follow the amber lights along life's bridge, or simply sit, watching them burn. What lies at the end of this bridges, that place where the amber lights meet? Where will the Amber Bridge take this man, his thoughts, and life?
Land For Peace
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Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The oldest war story of all, revisited from a radically different perspective: One that assumes nothing about the attributes or characters of the combatants. In any war, it’s not the propaganda that matters but the outcome of the final battle. Don’t be alarmed. It's just a fantasy. No statement of belief about...well, anything...is expressed or implied.
Moonridge Memories Collection
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 294,360. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Follow the lives of Theresa & her best friends as they reminisce about growing up together in the small town of Moonridge and how their friendship got them through their tough childhoods. The strength of their bond is tested when their childhood bullies return to torment them as adults. The saga spans over 40 years of their lives including painful childhood memories, rocky marriages, & parenthood.
Remains to be Seen
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Short story, 12 pages approx. Undercover narcotics agents Michael O'Neill and Baby Johnson, still suffering PTSD from the Vietnam War, quit the Australian Bureau of Narcotics and move to the far north coast of New South Wales. Johnson hopes to renew his relationship with Star. O'Neill thinks settling down with long-time girlfriend Azure might be the solution - but that remains to be seen.
Wheels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,530. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Wheels are meant to turn, but what if they don't? Sometimes wheels take us to somewhere we'd rather not be. Each of these nine stories are written around wheels and they are sometimes not what you would expect. All the authors' proceeds go directly to Sea Shepherd, a charity devoted to protecting our seas and oceans and the life within.
Ben Jackson
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Jim Connors wakes up on Friday and finds that Ben Jackson, a prominent business man who had recently partnered with Jim's company, is dead, that his business partner, Kevin Anderson, is nowhere to be found, and that his company has folded. And it's Saturday, not Friday. When Jim begins to investigate, he realizes that he hasn't been asking the most important question of all. Who is Ben Jackson?
In The Stars Part II, Episode 7: Cancer
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,350. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Cancer is Episode 7 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the seventh of twelve eventful months. Dan is about to find out that being a careful driver is sometimes not enough; An old lover’s return rekindles fond memories for Alice; Sean works his psychology magic on the ever-stubborn Jess. The story continues in Epi #8 (Leo).
Extractos El Barco de Cristal
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Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: Spanish. Published: June 28, 2014 by The Little French eBooks. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Este son los extractos del libro. El Barco de Cristal inserta al lector en un fascinante relato lleno de emoción y drama, siendo el carácter moral un elemento que destaca.