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Where the Shamrocks Grow
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,070. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Young Jo Kingsley leaves war-torn Ireland for Paris, finding work in Chateau Colbert. Jean-Pierre, her employer's grandson, introduces her to Paris and womanly desires. Jo then travels to Prohibition American and falls in love with Mike Pasiński. Loneliness, loss and hardship follow during the Wall Street crash. Will the beautiful Jo let go of her demons and learn to love again?
A Model Hero
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Series: Calendar Men. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Decadent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Gretchen Meyers is a full-figured woman living in a model thin world. Kyle Ramsey is the epitome of physical perfection. He’s also Gretchen’s last hope to save her mother’s struggling modeling agency. But she’s asking for the one thing he can’t give and she’s already lost her heart…
The Moon & the Luckchaser
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 164,610. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ecological disaster hangs over their kind. They know it, they know how to avoid it. But, they're busy. Wealth-quest, politics and stubborn religions distract them. The era? Sixty-four million years ago. Astil, a "luckchaser" bred to mischief, and Diotomo, archeologist and poetess, each sees their peril but from conflicting views.
Family Secrets
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Maggie Lange is a young widow with three preschool daughters. Her grandmother dies and leaves Maggie the farm and a large sum of money. On a trip to take care of some details, she spends the night with Karl Gustavson, the man she had a crush on as a teenager. He doesn't call. A few months later, she realizes she's pregnant.
The Mascot (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
His first day at a new school, Winston discovers there's something very wrong with his classmates. A short satire. (~3700 words)
Seeds of Truth
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Series: Truth Revealed · Spontaneous Choices. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,870. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Young Firinne Knox doesn't understand a strange gift that appears to have woken up that lets her see into other people's pasts, while she can't recall any memories from her own. Her grandmother Darbhail promises to help train her, but one fateful night Firinne's troubled sleep and untrained skills bring out her mother's own troubled history, just as her life is about to change.
Jesus and Dubstep?
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You set the price! Words: 40,570. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
What if you saw Jesus pop locking to dubstep? Perhaps you would've frowned, asking yourself, "Is God really like that?" Meet Mike, who dreams this and after, gets drunk one night and passes out in a cornfield. He is awakened by Jesus and is surprised by his response. The surprises continue as Mike travels with Jesus to heaven and through history to face his greatest objections to God's love.
The Doctor's Dreams
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Doctor Marsha Arzt has mysteriously gone missing somewhere between Manhattan and Brooklyn, in the first novella of The Doctor's Dreams. Looking for clues, her brother discovers Marsha kept a secret dream diary of nightmares. In the second novella, workaholic chemist Eve Wissen is adrift in New York City after a surprise layoff. Numbers are no longer her friends as she tries to reinvent her life.
Deadline
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
In this intense short story by Eric Stringer (the neurotic persona of Harvey Stanbrough), a writer is late publishing his short story of the week, or is he? Follow along as the deadline nears.
In The Stars Part II, Episode 9: Virgo
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,730. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Virgo is Ep 9 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the 'The Circle', through the 7th of 12 eventful months. Kris struggles with his own demons to reconcile with Ade; Shaunna and Andy fight their desires, increasingly drawn together; an unwelcome guest turns up to bid on old friend farewell. As The Circle battle their grief, can they support each other through the other side?
Fate and Angus McGrath
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Marilyn might break with tradition and refuse to bestow the traditional McGrath first name on either of her sons, but her brother-in-law is not so superstitious. His child's journey, through childhood ADHD and adolescent rebellion, teen prostitution and drug addiction, rehabilitation and relapse, to eventual maturity and a too-early death, continually surfaces to impact on the lives of the family.
My Husband's Sin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,580. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Following Lillian Taylor’s burial, her four loving adult children assemble for the reading of her will. For the grieving youngest sibling, Lacey, life is about to come crashing down as a deep secret is revealed. The fall-out affects every member and they struggle to regain the happy family unit they once shared. Each of the siblings must come to terms and learn to handle this huge revelation.
Perdido River Bastard
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,150. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When prodigal son Duddy Doogan returns to his eccentric Southern family after a two-year absence, the women conspire to tell him the truth about his missing father in order to help him put his own broken life back together.
The Maransky Nature Blot Test
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is an intense psychological suspense short story by Eric Stringer with help from his friend Nick Porter. This story is so tightly written that I can't say much more or I'll give it away.
Dreams Are Real
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Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dreams are Real revolves around one man’s struggle to come to terms with what happens when we he is asleep and the strange events that lead him to arrive at his unconventional conclusions.
Gears of Uriel
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Series: Luminous Bridges Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,860. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Set in ancient Greece on the island of Antikythera, Gears of Uriel is vivid, real and surreal, and a smorgasbord of antiquated ritual. Metaphysical historical fantasy has found a true home in this novel. Angels walk with men, the realm of gods has no boundary, and religious family feuds are the most misguided toxin of all. This is a profound tale which delivers a journey worthy of the saints.
Q: BROKEN
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Series: Q SOURCE, Book 8 · The Furai Compilation, Book 27. Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A few years from now, in three, fateful minutes, EVERY population center will be LEVELED by Alien invaders. Billions perish; survivors, rounded up and enslaved. The story of a soldier, a FURAI, who escapes bondage, infiltrates the enemy, and waits, patiently, for the day, when man will free himself from Alien bondage- The day man's enslavers will be defeated, their grip: BROKEN.
Children of the Sand
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Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
A fan asked me to write something about the children of Gaza. I imagined what I would do for them if I had giant hands. What would you do?
A Vanilla Shake for Martha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this wonderfully descriptive short story by Nick Porter, an elderly woman and her husband take a journey through a small west-Texas town and her memories.
Earth's Worm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Following years of maternal abuse, Coral lies down in the mud of his backyard and embarks on a journey through nature's elements to escape his pain.