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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. Trials of a Catalan Family in Post-war Spain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 282,200. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Katchphrase International. 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: 94,390. 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: 63,580. 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: 106,990. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Apart from Love contains two threads, volume I and II of Still Life with Memories, woven together (along with two new chapters) around the same events in 1980, when Ben returns to meet his father, Lenny, and his new wife, Anita. It is then that he discovers a family secret.
Caledonia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: American English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Police officer Leah Bishop receives an offer of transfer to a Glasgow branch of Interpol. She accepts, eager to leave her past behind. When she arrives at her new job, she quickly discovers that her fellow officers are monsters, and they have recruited her to help them solve a very human crime – the first serial killing of faeries. Scottish folklore interwoven with the dark reality of Glasgow.
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.
Time's Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,640. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Andrew desires the success and love that have painfully eluded him. Without his grandfather's guidance, he may never find it. Suddenly thrust into the center of a conflict with historic consequences, Andrew might be able to survive if he can overcome his flaws, both inherited and self-inflicted. But first, he must find his grandfather and deal with his most dangerous invention yet: time travel.
Fathers and Demons; Glimpses of the Future
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,390. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
In the 28th century, Earth’s first mission to the stars is about to depart. The crew takes a pre-launch holiday to attend the wedding of a Judish crewmember, an excursion that proves enlightening in many ways. The mission’s Chief Engineer, however, heads to his own home to try to lay his personal demons to rest; scientific advancements do not guarantee the perfect functioning of the human mind.