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Point Blank (a Short Tale of Macabre Family Faults)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE PRESSURE... ASK YOUR MOTHER TO STOP POINTING THE GUN AT YOUR HEAD. Suddenly, it's write or die for Steven, thanks to the pressure of his own mother indenting his tender skull with the muzzle of the pistol held in her hand. Not to mention that his recently departed Father lying on the floor beside him should supply enough motivation.
Brick by Brick
Series: The Irish Novels. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,210. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016 by Amolibros. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Martha Marie takes the reader into the adult lives of ten siblings, an environment she knows well from her own childhood. She explores their relationships with humour and sympathy, and her affection for her native city, Dublin, comes through in all she writes.
Coffee? Perhaps Tea?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this psychological short story, Mr. Wilson appears to have misplaced his mind. But then, why would he appear normal around a pretentious doctor who has completely alienated him? Well, if he could be anymore alienated than he already was.
Our Lady of the Burning Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Two stories of crime, chance and coincidence. Liam has to raise twenty thousand dollars to pay back the mob and decides to rob a church. But fate has other ideas. Dennis has robbed a bank and found the perfect hiding place for the loot, a deserted factory. But his plans are thwarted by homeless Harry… 4900 words or 18 print pages altogether
A Man of Means - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Over dinner in a London restaurant, a man reflects on breaking up with his latest girlfriend. Dear Reader: If you enjoyed this short story, please read my longer works, also available for free on smashwords.
Writer
Series: Daughter of Time, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,400. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
From hatred, Love. From many, One. Book 2 in the Daughter of Time trilogy: A love story and sci-fi epic about the beautiful and terrible destiny of profoundly star-crossed lovers with a galaxy's fate in their hands. "A work of literary fiction that transcends its genre. Read this novel. Immediately." -Portland Book Review
Maker
Series: Daughter of Time, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,680. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Until all is lost, nothing is found. The final element of a unique trilogy. A story in which the one that was lost will be found. Where a thief will guide against chaos and time. Where all that was held dear will perish. And in that final and utter destruction--there will be a Creation. "Exploratory fiction at its most powerful and intelligent." -ForeWord Reviews
Red Soil Through Our Fingers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,880. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A Mars colonist accepts a deal with a mining company to start a new life on humanity's off-world frontier. But idealism turns to unease when reality becomes darker than the fine print foretold. With his farm under bio-genetic attack and the most powerful player on the planet as an enemy, Mahela has no choice but to run... and expose economic slavery on an interplanetary scale.
Reader
Series: Daughter of Time, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
From the future, a final plea. Out of the past, a last hope. A young girl, born to die in freakish disregard. A doomed world, enslaved to forces unseen. A final hope beyond imagining. Become a Reader, because in the end, the most unbelievable step in the adventure—will be your own. "A gripping science-fiction epic that will propel readers toward wonder" -ForeWord Reviews
Deconstructing the New World Order: Short Stories and Essays in a Sci-Fi Context
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 59,990. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The book aspires to be the successor to Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World. In so doing, it probes more deeply into the totalitarian forces attempting to put a stranglehold on humanity. Advances in technology have made possible the construction of an all-encompassing cyberhive that threatens to ensnare and abolish individual autonomy.
Fall of the Yellow Jackets
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(2.00 from 1 review)
On a resplendent autumn afternoon, two recurring agents (32 and 33) have a discussion on the back patio in east Charlotte. A certain species of flying insect soon make its presence known. An encyclopedic discussion of yellow jackets ensues. Then, Agent 666 turns the radio on. Somehow, it all ends up in the waves. Sorry, no sex, violence, or Mr. Malloy in this one. Approx. 1600 words.
A Curious Warmth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man can be nice to a woman without any thought of having sex with her, right? And vice versa? That's Pamela's theory, but will it hold in the presence of a tall, nice, very handsome man? On the night before the finality of her wedding?
Things That Don't Rhyme - A Short Strory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
It is rumored that a mere handful of people controls the world. Controlling both wealth, the ruling sense of fashion, what was and is considered art and what was and is not, the various perceptions on science, climate change, commerce, etc. But hidden deep in the gears of this machine, no one asks what should be the only question really... "Who pays the Speech Writers?"
Days Made of Glass
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The story of the first female rodeo bullfighter. She must learn to trust—her partner and herself, and learn to let go of what’s not hers to save. A story of family and friendship, trust and truth.
21 Weeks: Week 6
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,730. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A woman’s body is found in a van at an auto salvage yard, her stomach cut open as if something has been ripped from within. Up to Nash, Williams, and Bishop to figure out the true nature of their victim’s torture, for Beck the case hits a little too close to home. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series.
How To Pause A Monster Called Time - A Short Strory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The reincarnation of the insomniacs of yesterday. A tribute to the ones who managed their return from hell as well as the ones who couldn’t find their way back. The sleepwalkers, the night owls, the cops, the soldiers, the forgotten.
Mandatory Equality
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Roger is in investment banker. He likes to think he makes his own luck, and so finds it something of a surprise when he comes to work one day and finds that his world has changed since the Mandatory Equality law has passed.
Psychologists With No God
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
David watches his life fall to pieces as his marriage fails and his soon to be ex-wife turns his children against him. The wonderful woman he married has become distant and cold and experiences mood swings that go from merely spiteful to downright bizarre. This is an emotion-filled tale of one man’s desperate fight to be a part of his children’s lives.
Awakening Kali
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,740. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
Arranged marriages are tough. When butterflies become verbal brawls and bliss boils over into anger, it’s difficult for Chhaya and Arun to reconcile and remember the early days. Icing the cake is a layer of crazy, or a possible curse from the goddess Kali, and life together becomes almost impossible.
The Librarian - A Short Strory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
She was 68 and yesterday was her birthday. A quiet one with no candles and cake and singing. Respected by her staff, loved by her visitors and admired by her employer. Maybe secretly feared even. Strange that one would mention fear and employer in a library atmosphere though...