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Wheels
Price: Free! Words: 20,530. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
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 is 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: A Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 38,350. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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).
Vanished Flight 777: A Suspense Thriller and Thought Experiment Based on the True Disappearance of Flight 370 in March 2014
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,570. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Clocktower Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
John T. Cullen, scholar and U.S. Army veteran, crafts a rousing thriller that's also a plausible thought experiment. He suggests the missing Flight 370 was hijacked by Islamic terrorists, is being weaponized, and will be used against a horrifying target to outdo 9/11. It's the anniversary of bin Laden's capture, and the terrorists like to use transport methods (eg, planes-MH370) for their crimes
Internet Party
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 108,150. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Everything changes overnight when Josh meets Maggie, a dynamic, ambitious and beautiful PR consultant who challenges him to join her in a quest that will transform him forever. As Josh’s political ambitions go from strength to strength, his family life is under threat in ways he could never have imagined.
The Mountain that Slept Around and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What happens when the citizens of a small Western town awaken to find a mountain next to them that wasn't there the night before - and what happens when it leaves again?
Clara: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Catholic school kid Clara Cooper wants to go home. She has some unfinished business to attend to, and really needs God to give her attempt at truancy a bit of heavenly aid. When she fails to convince the nurses, the principal, and her mama that she is sick enough to leave school, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
c3
Series: 46. Ascending. Price: Free! Words: 140,160. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Texan teenager discovers that she possesses strange powers that she can barely control. As her friends fight real life demons around them, a stranger offers her an unexpected bargain. He will teach her how to save her friends, but she will never be normal again. Given the alternatives, she accepts his challenge to show those guilty of unspeakable crimes just how powerful a young woman can be.
Nights and Colours
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 48,470. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by WSIC EBooks Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Nights and Colours is a collection of nine, thrilling short stories, which explores the age-long, face-off between good and evil. It covers the following themes: love, sex, betrayal, satanic ritual and murder.
Stingers
Price: $2.91 USD. Words: 10,350. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
James Clarke is always being picked on in school, and he particularly hates Stingers, a schoolyard game in which children throw tennis balls at each other in an attempt to cause as much pain as possible. His physical education teacher, Mr Evans, has no sympathy for the boy, believing he just needs to toughen up a bit.
Who Owns All The Oranges?
Series: Who Owns All The Oranges?, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,280. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Set in 2030, a journalist tries to explain to his 17-year-old daughter how Britain has ended up being ruled by politicians reluctant to give up their self-anointed positions of power. The media is controlled, opponents disappear and private security firms carry out the brutal needs of the government while the majority of the population struggle to survive.
The Leaping Angels
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
How would you stop a group of teenagers from leaping from a hotel balcony to another? That's Lizzie and Danny's next mission – the group test. With graduate, Alex, they use their persuasion skills, memories and concentration on getting to the hotel where the teenagers are. Only they find that their enemy, the Dark Angel, has got there first. For during their memory challenge, it starts to go wrong
Dia Linn - III - Le Livre de Wyatt (Díoltas)
Series: Dia Linn, Livre 3. Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 86,020. Language: French. Published: June 14, 2014 by Éditions Hélène Jacob. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
À l'aube de la guerre de Sécession, Wyatt décide d'aller récupérer la mine d'or volée par Liam. Le frère d'Eileen est également bien décidé à honorer la díoltas celte, et à venger le meurtre de sa sœur… Il s'engage alors sur les pistes de l'Ouest, celles des trappeurs, des Indiens et des hors-la-loi, rejoignant un convoi de pionniers à destination du Colorado.
Imitating Art
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A writer backpacking in Asia looks for a quiet place to write about a criminal on the run finds the ideal place--where fiction and life blur together. Can telling a story create another story?
Manderlay's Meow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by Rosy Garland Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Manderlay, the ginger tom, soars past his common beginnings to become the masterly beast his ancestors would be proud of. This is his tale.
Majority Rules
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Majority Rules is a story of conspiracy that moves through the halls of Congress with an insider’s view of currently relevant political history. It’s told through the eyes of unforgettable characters: a crooked lawmaker to his innocent congressional aides-turned-sleuths, to deadly trafficking on the border. The author’s experience in Congress unveils Washington’s inept majority/minority mindset.
Silent Counsel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,880. Language: American English. Published: June 10, 2014 by Suspense Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
What if your child were killed in a hit-and-run, and the one person who knew the driver’s identity—his lawyer—couldn’t tell you his name because of a legal technicality? When Stacy Altman’s young son is run down, she learns that attorney Scott Heller knows who did it but can’t say, because the court held it was privileged information. If you’re like Stacy, you’d stop at nothing to make Scott talk.
Red Card
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by Tinderbox Publishing Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
Pat Carmichael was a talented Premiership footballer until a crippling injury ended his career at 27. His glamorous lifestyle suddenly ended, Pat hit rock bottom. Soon after, his wife left him. "I was in love with Pat Carmichael the football star, not Pat Carmichael the drunk with sick in his beard," she said as she handed him the keys. Booze and gambling did the rest. But could he bounce back?
Katherine Talbot
You set the price! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
One resident at Forestwood Care Center has been waiting a long time for payback.
Liberty Rises
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,350. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It's a dark time in a future America. There is diminished freedom, little opportunity and even less hope. One of America's most successful patriots seeks to reverse America's fortunes through the discovery of the ages. Instead, he along with his family and friends accomplish something greater. They find a way to keep the beacon of liberty alive for the entire world.