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The Tomatoes Bloom in Winter
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Tomatoes Bloom in Winter is the story of a widower who is struggling to adapt to life alone. When, in the winter, his tomato plant begins to grow verdant again, the tomatoes it yields when the snow falls may just break him out of his solitude… if they don’t destroy him in the process. Tomatoes is a novelette of just over 7500 words.
Consuela
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is an intense short story from Nick Porter. Consuela goes about her morning chores on the farm she and her husband have shared and worked for better than 50 years. But this morning he seems to be sleeping longer than usual.
In The Stars Part I, Episode 5: Taurus
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. You set the price! Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Taurus is Episode 5 of In The Stars (Hiding Behind The Couch 4&5), following the longstanding friends, 'The Circle', through the fifth of six eventful months. The time has come to face up to what the future holds; Andy steps up to the biggest challenge of his life; George breaks the bad news to Oliver; Eleanor makes no bones about her feelings and kicks up a storm.
The Five Lights of Morning
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You set the price! Words: 53,240. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It was the perfect murder—that almost went undetected—until a detective picks up clues dropped as a suspect proves all too willing to talk. As the truth gradually unfolds the secrets of a murder planned for decades are revealed.
No Sympathy For The Wicked
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,620. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014 by Visionary Press Collaborative. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
There’s a reason they call Las Vegas “Sin City”. There’s a reason tourists are reassured “what happens here, stays here.” Dark places and shadows are the natural counterpart to bright lights and boundless sunshine. Las Vegas has plenty of both.
The Animate Mind: An Absurd Philosophical Adventure Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,540. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Marty is swept up into the enigmatic world of Wes, an old drunk. Their lives become intertwined on what should have been a routine pizza delivery for Marty. As bizarre as it is, Wes appears to stop time. At first Marty is freaked out, but then he feels the need to find out what this is really all about.
The Belialish Incident
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Vince Bocca, a Boston restaurateur and formerly a part-time white collar crime sleuth, is thrown back into the game when a bank president asks him to find the more than two million dollars a senior bank employee, Mark Overdale, embezzled.
Принцесса, которая любила дождь
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 199,790. Language: Russian. Published: April 15, 2014 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Вампиры и оборотни делят мировое господство, а люди – суть статисты, пища. Это правила игры, потому сетовать на жестокость произведения не приходится. Роман жесток, запредельно и бесчеловечно, ибо действуют – не люди. Он кровав до потери чувствительности читателем. Но это не безразличие к крови из клубничного морса на экране. Это адаптация к жестокости солдата в армии. Сначала сплошной шок. Потом
Phantasm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Sometimes we find our only functionality in dysfunctional relationships. Who’s to say that they cannot be?
Hubris
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man hallucinates while climbing a forbidden trail in Hawaii known as Stairway to Heaven.
The Honey War
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Series: Maple Leaves, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Lydia is at it again, this time responding to the threat of interplanetary war and the collapse of humanity's federal government. With 28 million souls on Lydia's boat, and 30 billion lives on the line, this is it, the finale, if she can survive newborn Artificial Sentience, interstellar space, globalized exo-life, and time travel (!?). Aren't honeymoons supposed to be fun?
Altered States
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Series: Maple Leaves, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,210. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A year after Lydia's trip to The Moon, the piano wire is ready to snap. Her political status is a balance beam over a bed of spikes. Her rising popularity in the Canadian Corporate Conglomerate is a powder keg with a lit fuse. When Lydia is forced to decide between the stability of nations and the love of her life...Wait, what? What kind of choice is that?
Drinking Songs From Earth
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Series: Maple Leaves, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 92,790. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
January 4126 - Lowtown girl, Lydia Stamos, sings for her bar tab and eats out of a soup kitchen, but after years in Vancouver's social welfare system, she's earned a one-way trip to Exodus-Class Star Station Anatali. Boyfriends, girlfriends, drugs, and robots, there's a lot of baggage she can't seem to leave behind. The singing, she can handle. Here's hoping for no more surprises.
What They Left Behind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 122,610. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
The iCandidate
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Series: The Michael Bennit Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,310. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
All Michael Bennit wants to do is be the best high school teacher he can be. However, when he loses a bet to his class of history students, he becomes a candidate running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The iCandidate follows the plight of four people caught in the firestorm of mass media, social media, and dirty politics.
The iCongressman
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Series: The Michael Bennit Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,090. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
The sequel to The iCandidate, The iCongressman follows the plight of four people caught in the conflagration of political maneuvering and hidden agendas. Will the political class be successful in maintaining the status quo, or will Michael Bennit and his staff of former students be able to again leverage the influence of social media to force a seismic change to the nature of U.S. Congress?
Screwtape Lost and Found – All Habits are Grounded in Repetition
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This fictional essay is part of a series inspired by C S Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters. Demons need not feel their existence is under threat from social change unlike the Enemy. But still, Demons must adapt and be ever vigilant to new opportunities, particularly in the everyday habitual things their charges do.
Phone Calls From Home
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Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
In this dialogue-based one page story, a man deals with his emotional problems when a series of silent phone calls provides him with a confidant.
Sad Day in Jericho
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,350. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
In the title tale of Sad day in Jericho Peter Maxwell revisits the Western, with a twist. The puzzle of the other wound tells the true story of a murder that never was. You will weep for Benny, laugh at first with John, be touched by Too Young. A diverse collection of these stories and more, all with just one thing in common – you will need to read each one to its intriguing end.
Unbeliever
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,280. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Psychological Thriller. Set years before the events of "Undreamed", Unbeliever follows the story of Alice, a woman trapped between reality and a dream. Unable to live not knowing which of her two lives are real, Alice is driven to confront her other self, as impossible as that sounds, while in her alternate life she begins a desperate quest to destroy her nightmare.