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Maggie Rising: Adventures of a Part-Time Psychic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,480. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Meet Maggie, a 17-year-old senior who works part-time as a psychic reader, but just for fun. There’s no true psychic ability, is there? When Maggie befriends a ghost and is arrested for her new friend’s murder, the two girls—one dead and the other in jail—have to solve an ugly crime and persuade the police to believe them. And Maggie thought calculus would be tough!
Reunion at University Avenue
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Series: Mike Adams, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sixteen years after he left college, Mike Adams wrote a best-selling satire that is now set to become a movie. Not everyone liked what he wrote. As people get hurt and eerie messages are left behind, Mike finds himself targeted. Now, he must ask: What did he write that enraged this attacker? Who in his past would do this? And is any of this related to a secretive group known only as The Circle?
Père dû
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,560. Language: French. Published: August 18, 2013 by AlterPublishing Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A douze ans… et demi, Christophe pourrait être un enfant insouciant et heureux s'il n'était miné par une douloureuse interrogation à multiples tiroirs. Qui est son père ? Où vit-il ? Que lui reproche-t-on ?
The Leaving of Things
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,770. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Adrift and rebellious, Vikram is not your model Indian-American teenager. But a disastrously drunken weekend becomes a one-way ticket back to the homeland for Vikram after his outraged parents decide to pack up the family and return to India. So begins a profound journey of culture shock and self-discovery as Vikram learns to value who he is, make important new friends and chart his own destiny.
Sports of the Cockatoo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Two monks... One east... Half a game of baseball. This is Sports of the Cockatoo. Explore the Plain of Horizons. Find solace in the Forest Graveyard. Gather your wits at the Glowing Pine Grove. Caress the bark of the dragon tree. Find yourself inside a quiet whale. This is Sports of the Cockatoo.
Screwtape Lost and Found – A Buoy’s Life in Turbulent Waters
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Series: Screwtape Lost and Found, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This fictional essay is part of a series inspired by C S Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. Each satirical essay seeks to respond to the satirical concepts laid down by Lewis, and to twist them around a little. Lewis was once an atheist and died a Christian. This author was born into Christianity and lives as an atheist.
The Way of Ghee
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Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
One man’s spiritual quest leads him to a mysterious guru high up in the Himalayas, a man who is rumoured to be able to show the way to Enlightenment - but only to those who are ready to embrace it. A short story.
Roller Coaster Ride
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Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Roller Coaster Ride is a short story, first person prose. Although it is a short story, it is Imagist Poetry in style. Like life, this ride is a psychological journey, so if you feel ready, strap in and enjoy the ups & downs!
The Man Who Sat in a Chair By The Sea
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Series: Figments and Fragments, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
An old man ponders the universe and man's place in it. He watches as a huge wave buries all of the evils of mankind in the sea and the earth becomes pure again.
The Man Who Lived in The Trestle Bridge
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Series: Figments and Fragments, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Where a man who feels lost ponders and works to find himself in the life he is living.
My Friend, The Messiah
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 160,080. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
I met John on a deserted beach. He was confused, disoriented, dirty, and had lost his memory. When we made eye contact, the skin on my arms and chest froze and a lump of fear suddenly developed in my throat. Our fingers touched and I experienced a sudden wave of peace, like a golden sunset. I knew my life was to be irrevocably changed.
The Weaver Bird
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » General
This is a short magical realism story about how a lion attempted to save a weaver bird from danger. The story shows the value of living things and what is right, even if it seems like the goal was not reached.
Beginnings (Hiding Behind The Couch Short Story)
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,630. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Journey back to childhood, where the buds of friendship blossom; take a peek into the lives of the primary school children who would become...The Circle.
The Harder They Fall (Hiding Behind The Couch Book Three)
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 147,600. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A fatal plane crash in Kathmandu, a fateful high school reunion, the wedding of the year and a honeymoon that eight best friends will never forget... Book Three in the Hiding Behind The Couch series.
No Time Like The Present (Hiding Behind The Couch Book Two)
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,050. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The build-up to Christmas has begun and a man is dead! It's the perfect time to make new friends, make amends...and solve a murder case! Book Two in the Hiding Behind The Couch series.
The Toxic Power
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 160,080. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
PCQ Inc. is a giant multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company whose products are in demand globally by industry, agriculture and the medical profession. Unfortunately, toxic and nuclear waste is a byproduct in its 17 huge factories around the world. A cargo ship with seven containers of lethal nuclear waste is heading for Darwin. It must be stopped no matter the cost.
Reform by Belt
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,630. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Four in ten offenders return to prison within three years of their release despite a huge increase in reform spending. The annual cost of a prisoner in maximum security is $50,000. The USA spends $60 billion a year on corrections, yet recidivism remains high. Some States have plans for managing all but the worst violators. This story is about some of the serious violators.
Fated to Fail: Tales from a Marriage
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 43,390. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The marriage of obsessive Max and compulsive Agnes inevitably fails. Contemplating marriage, their daughter asks her father to explain what happened. Max then chronicles the sad saga, confronting the memories head-on, focusing on crucial episodes, intrigues and calamities. The result is an egregious case of TMI, revealing what no child should learn about what happened behind parents' closed doors.
Introducing Happiness
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,820. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jordy Lee's hard-luck family is at a breaking point. Jordy is away from home, saving for school, but finds himself framed for a bizarre crime by his boss. His sister Katie is getting ready for college but has a secret that will tear her family apart. Meanwhile, widower Henry Lee is unable to get over the death of his wife. Remarkably, it's at a funeral when the family must decide to find peace.
Hey, Baby
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
If you meet a man dressed as Elvis in a Las Vegas casino in the middle of the night, that's not so strange. What is strange is when he tells you that he's a priest, that Elvis is Lord, and he's come from the future to find the truth of his scripture. Stranger still is when his religious rivals show up to express their disapproval...violently. Hey, Baby is a novelette of about 7600 words.