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The Saturnine
By B F Moloney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Victoria has a troubled relationship with her father. It is so bad she denies she ever had a father, let alone a mother who left her when she was very young. She talks about Cause and she talks about the beginnings of her life, and how it had to be uncaused. It is a way for her to kick start her life by negating all that has troubled her.
The Boy Who Would Be Jesus
By David C. Green
You set the price! Words: 5,210. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
You know how it is: you've moved house, started at a new school, and nobody believes you're the Son of God. Follow The Boy's journey as he learns who he is and who his friends really are.
Saturday Night (Short Story)
By Shane Greenhough
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A brief exploration of monotony, and routine. A two-man game of Russian Roulette.
In the Open Air
By Jon Burr
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Age-worn, whiskey-soaked, and suicidal, Raymond's world was plummeting out of control until an unexpected visit to his farm by a traveling painter gives him a renewed sense of hope and vigor for life.
The Suddenly Single Series: "Infidel"
By Deidra D. S. Green
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Carmen had put up with Xavier's cheating ways for years. Every time she threatened to leave him, he would apologize and do whatever he could to make things right. But things were never quite right. Carmen was at her wits' end, but that was of no consequence to Xavier. He loved his wife and lusted after his mistress. He was the kind of man who would have his cake and eat it, too. In Infidel, the
Speak for the Dead
By A. M. Harding
Series: Streets of Crawfield, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 45,960. Language: Australian English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.00 from 1 review)
A girl, alone... In a bad part of town... She has taken it upon herself to remind those who break the law that their actions have consequences. She is not the only one, and there are people who intend to remind her what her actions mean. What price will they ask, and will it be too high to pay?
Bore
By David Francis Jeffery
Price: Free! Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The book to read when you don't have time to read a book. Flip open to any page and wile away those few minutes you have spare.
'A Conversation of Inconclusive Results'
By Brad OH
Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
This is the story of a group of college kids out to have fun. As perhaps some readers of Brad OH Inc. can relate to, they end up imbibing heavily, and their discussion begins to steer towards some very metaphysical topics. Will the slobbering-drunk Ethan find the answers he’s looking for from his friends? Or will the conversation only lead him down a path lacking in intellectual succor entirely?
The Strange Adventures of Margery Jones
By Tucker Cummings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Every time you make a decision, you create an alternate universe. Some people get obsessed with these "roads not taken." They think that if they made different choices, their lives would have turned out better. I should know: I'm one of them. My name is Margery Jones, and I want to see what my life should have been. There's just one problem: someone wants me dead, and I don't know who I can trust.
Unmanned Submarine
By David Barth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
This is a short essay about a futuristic unmanned submarine vehicle (USV), similar to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that have been flying for years. While unmanned aircraft cover the area above the surface of the earth, in this story, unmanned submarines cover the area below the surface of the oceans.
Un anno, un giorno
By Raffaele Crispino
Series: Purple Red, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 35,010. Language: Italian. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Roberta, ex attrice, e Giovanni Astardi,un attore di successo in disgrazia s'incontrano dopo molti anni.Ricordano il loro amore e le loro vite sospese.Giovanni torna a Roma alla ricerca di un successo perduto mentre Roberta cercò di riprendersi da quella visita che l’aveva molto destabilizzata e provata.Forse un anno o un giorno s'incontreranno o mai più.
The Suddenly Single Series: "So Undeserving"
By Deidra D. S. Green
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 14,700. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
People say they understand, but do they really? Bailey Jamison found herself completely caught off guard by the circumstances she faced. At the same time, part of her accepted the inevitable. She really had no choice in the matter. The sudden and unexpected loss of the love of her life, her impending pregnancy and dealing with the mother in law from hell made handling her situation no easy feat.
Dust
By Evan Lewis
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story of pronounced madness in a modern, mechanical world. A solitary night watchman at a museum faces his own inadequacy when compared with the museum's security system. As he sinks into depression and alcoholism, a woman appears, seemingly from nowhere, and plucks the watchman from despair in order to further her own otherworldly hobby.
Rivers of Tears
By Jack R. Stanley
Series: Read A Movie, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,590. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
“The River of Tears” is the Rio Grande. This screenplay, set South Texas, is about refugees from the Americas and the people who both support and oppose what is called “the sanctuary movement” and illegal immigration.
Betty
By Douglas T. Vale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A depressed high school girl who feels trapped by life tries to kill herself, and fails. Afterward she's forced to learn a lot about herself and the world around her. A short story.
Lydia’s Awakening
By Susan DeBow
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 107,970. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Lydia Calypso has wanted a strong, loving family and has done what she could to figure out what was best for everyone. But does any mother really know what is best for her children? Has she seen them only as she wants to see them or for who they really are? Now she must let go of the past and her own expectations and look honestly at a marriage and family that she never had a true vision of.
God's Little Gifts
By Pam Kono
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dahlia waits at the airport terminal for her son who's returning from his summer visit with his father. She waits and waits...and waits...then panics.
Junction, Utah
By Rebecca Lawton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 and represented by van Haitsma Literary. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Set against the breathtakingly scenic environs of Junction, Utah, 28-year-old river guide Madeline Kruse runs from the painful legacy of her Vietnam-vet father--MIA before she was born--and into the arms of a Jack Mormon family struggling to overcome several crises of their own.
Human
By Mark Sekela
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Human, the third book in the series, will rocket you into the future. The Vacare have forged unimaginable changes on the earth and the Primoris prepare for the final battle. But no one could predict what is about to occur –are you prepared for Convergence?
HOMO INVITUS, Memoirs of a Genie
By Ngong Margretson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
HIV WITH A PEN AND A PAPER. A BOOK WRITTEN BY HIV!! Earth under a virile siege; twenty five million dead, forty million lined up for the guillotine! No stone left unturned, still no breakthrough. Suddenly, the culprit owns up in an imploding dramatic autobiography. Alas, a solution from the horse’s mouth. Billions, who know their future depends on these pages, pore over the literary Holy Grail