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The Seeding
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,540. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Annie Flanagan, in for a routine checkup, suddenly dies of unknown causes. Sandra Fischer relaxes in bed. Moments later, when her husband enters the room — she is dead. One by one, the women are dying. The leading medical experts are baffled. There is only one clue: the rich, sweet scent of the tropics — the scent of life, seconds after each woman's shocking death.
The Man With No Face
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,330. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The anonymous killer carves a path all over the country leaving a series of mysterious ‘accidents’ in his wake, but unbeknownst to him someone is on his trail. The predator himself is being tracked. 'The Man With No Face' is a classic mystery story from one of the masters of the genre.
It Takes a Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,740. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Playing outside, a young boy, Jack, witnesses a brutal murder. A man is beaten in the head with a sledge-hammer and then run over. He faints and is soon discovered near the victim. Robbie Duncan, a private detective, realizes that Jack is a key witness. Can Robbie find the killer before they can get to Jack? Should he enlist the help of the police, or someone more sinister…?
The Ditcher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A nostalgic 1950s tale of father and son joining the Irish peat industry in its most difficult challenge yet: the boglands of County Mayo.
Drugs For All Reasons
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From kitchen cupboards to university laboratories, drugs are found all around us and touch us all at some point in our lives.These three stories show the effect of drugs on a variety of characters, looking at Absinthe, LSD, Speed and medicinal drugs in unadulterated, eye-opening stories that show the delights and dangers of drugs.
A Killer By Default
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,550. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
He trembled as he watched the blood flow from his deeply embedded knife. "Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!" The words screamed furiously in his tormented mind. "Enough of this! I've got to dump this crazy bitch and get away. I've got to get away from all this blood!" He laughed as he realized this was exciting. "Got to get away clean. Drive slow and smile.
Discovering Sanity
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,090. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in, Fiction » Romance » General
Northern Lights… The mental facility where the staff cause as much drama as the dysfunctional patients. Add to the mix the new guy, the good looking Mexican with dimples. He’s there for one reason: to learn why his mother attempted mass murder. His story and those of the other patients will take you on a dark, gritty and twisted journey to… Discovering Sanity.
Kin-Krazy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,110. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
For Sabrina Walker returning home to her broken family is never pleasant, but a phone call in the middle of the night promises this will be the worst yet. Danny is dead. Shot in the head at his sister’s house. Past and present told through the eyes of six characters, Kin-Krazy tells the story of one family’s search for answers, while learning to accept each other for who they really are.
Family Obligations
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
At age sixteen, George inadvertently kills a mob rival. Wanting a fresh start, he elopes with the love of his life, Kelly, but she soon abandons him. Twenty years later – when he has become a mob boss – she reappears. But does she still love him, or is she helping his enemies set him up as revenge for the mafia killing?
Steep Climb to Elsewhere
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 282,200. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The Spanish Civil War lost, brothers Josep and Eduard Balaguer are exiled. The Balaguer women stay behind in their town in the Catalan Pyrenees to face Francisco Franco's vengeful regime until Josep returns home—alone. It will take decades of bribery, smuggling, imprisonment, love affairs, and other adventures to bring the family together again. But what will they have lost on the journey?
Bad Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,750. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Tessellate Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Three major league baseball men grapple in a near-future world where past and present merge, betrayal and love are intertwined, and dark secrets inevitably rise to the surface.
Sheltered
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 91,500. Language: Australian English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
SHELTERED is a black comedy about psychiatric patients who are incarcerated in secure Australian mental health facilities after committing serious criminal offenses. It is based on my extensive experiences of living with chronic schizophrenia and being stuck in locked units for much of my life.
All The Pretty Things (Revised Edition)
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 71,300. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by Desert Palm Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Labels—Republican, closeted lesbian. With the launch of her political campaign, the last thing Tess needed was a distraction. Special Agent Robin Hart arrives in Cincinnati to investigate a corruption case. Things get a lot more complicated as attraction for Robin grows in an atmosphere of political intrigue, blackmail, and betrayal.
Priestess of the Dragons' Temple
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,090. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Iola wants, more than anything, to fly to the dragons' realm, but to do that she must be appointed ambassadress. Her rival thrives on political intrigue and gossip, and her lover is about to become governor of the city. Can she get her friends to help her, and can they persuade the new governor to appoint Iola?
Maple Fudge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,560. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A government terror that can only be described as: administrative. In the international backwaters of Canada, the top politicians in the country kill themselves in the middle of the night and leave a country wondering: Who is in charge? How much is the pay? What kind of paperwork is involved? Panic could rip democracy apart – unless everyone gets really, really tired of the whole thing.
The Xerces Factor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Author Charles Arrington was taken off sedation and told about the explosion. He instinctively knew the motive for the attack. It didn't make sense, but it was the book, the damn book.
Apart From Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,910. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer's, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha--only much younger.
Murder Most Foul
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,980. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When two dismembered and unidentifiable torsos wash up on a local riverbank, nurse Jackie Reeves, believes the killer is a man from her past with a history of mental problems. She contacts FBI Special Agent Walker Harmon, who arrives to the sleepy town of Pleasant Valley, and met with a reception of lies and threats from local police and citizens.
Hippocrates Wept
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,580. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Hippocrates Wept takes place in an alternate but not unimaginable post-September 11th world. Wall Street has crashed and HMOs have gone bankrupt. Congress and the President enact a universal healthcare system managed by the federal government. Under the National Health Security Act, hospitals and clinics become the property of the bureaucracy.
Hysterical Love
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Dan McDowell— 33-year-old photographer, dumped by his fiancée and tilting toward an early mid-life crisis—is stunned to find a decades-old story written by his ailing father, a tale of lost love that appears to haunt him still. Incapable of fixing his own romantic dilemma, and convinced this woman from the past holds the key to happiness for them all, Dan sets off on a wild ride to find her.