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The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths And Other Tales Of Dark Fantasy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short fiction collection from PW Best of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
Under Her Protection: Stories of Women to the Rescue
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by KD Sarge. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sometimes men are the ones trapped in a tower, or bound by a curse, or doomed to stay in the underworld. Damsels or not, they need rescuing too. And these are just the women to do it... A swordswoman and a scholar. A grim reaper and a dead man. A maidservant and an inventor. A new university grad and a prince.
Tales of Zo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Uncanny Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once Upon a Time, in the Zantabulous Land of Zo. . . Hunters face vindictive fairies, Living Confections and Talking Animals roam the land, witches cast curses to thwart True Love, and heroes of every stripe confront the Gray Wind, Death-on-Four-Legs -- Shaykosch, the Wolf-King. Will they find the Happily Ever Afters that they seek? Turn the page and see!
Aurealis #70
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: Australian English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This issue features 'The Stain on the Lake' by Matthew J Morrison, a dark, chilling piece with characters to die for, and 'Wrecked' by Ephiny Gale, a new twist on the reality television theme, which is sort of 'Truman Show' meets 'Survivor' meets 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'. Don't miss Shane M Brown talking about how his Aurealis story is on the verge of making it to the silver screen.
One Hundred, Ten, and One
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The MicroSFF twitter stories - science fiction or fantasy stories, told in a single tweet of up to 140 characters - have grown quite popular since they first appeared in the spring of 2013. This collection contains one hundred microfictions, selected from the first 140 posted, as well as ten 100-word stories, and one slightly longer short story.
A Vampire Quintet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,070. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Five sinister and seductive vampire stories from Nebula Award-winning author Eugie Foster.
Aurealis #67
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
Aurealis #68
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
Aurealis #69
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The latest Aurealis features Richard Viskovic's 'The Electric Itch', which is guaranteed to make you scratch just thinking about the technology depicted, and Mick Spadaro's 'It Came From A Party Supplies Store', which is one of those rarities—an SF story that aims to be funny, and actually is funny. Don’t miss the Stephen Higgins’ archive classic: 'So, you want to be a science fiction writer.'
Big Pulp: Catskin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The son of a smalltown sheriff takes crime prevention into his own hands, but curiosity may kill the cat in Arley Sorg's "Catskin", the lead story in the summer 2013 issue of Big Pulp!
Peacemaker (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #3)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,210. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Half-breed tinkerer Kali McAlister doesn’t care that the gold rush has stormed into Dawson and prospectors are flooding the north—all she wants is to finish construction of her airship, so she can escape the Yukon and see the world. Unfortunately, the world keeps chucking wrenches into her machinery: a mysterious gambler is pumping her for information on her...
A Bottle of Storm Clouds
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,370. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Alternate realities, goddesses in modern society, flesh trade in dystopic future—these are but some of the ideas to have sprung from writer Eliza Victoria. In A Bottle of Storm Clouds, Victoria’s first compilation of short fiction, her subjects are a mottled bunch; her characters, of all walks of life; her approaches, from all directions. But her stories all boil down to one question: “What if?”
Wyldsight: Tales of Primal Fantasy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Feral women challenge men, beasts, the elements and their own inner demons in these six short stories from award-winning fantasy author Satyros Phil Brucato.
I Own My Fears
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The sicko wanted spiders on him. Mistress Xanet thought she knew everything about freaks and kinks. This client was beyond her experience. When black magic twists sex and terror into an inescapable knot, Xanet finds herself plagued by someone else's fears, and she will do anything to be rid of them. Anything. But is she ready to pay evil's unspeakable price?
Dragons of the Mind: Seven Fairy Tales
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,360. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of original and re-imagined fairy tales for mature readers.
Fairy Debt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
This a short comedic fairy tail, coming in at just under 5000 words. In it Gail gets up to her usual silly tricks, tea saturated prose, and food driven biting wit.
Now I Sleep (A Novella Series): Book Four
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Series: Now I Sleep, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,080. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Delylah and Sadie - two teenage girls that have nothing in common, yet share a connection that spans space and time. When their worlds collide, what will it mean for them? Will they discover the truth of who they really are? Only one will survive to face the future. This is the fourth in a series of novellas that tells about their journey.
Ouroboros Ouzo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if you could see the future? What if the future could see YOU? Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has discovered a way to give some insights into how he should conduct his future researches; by drinking a glass of the legendary "Ouroboros Ouzo." Rare and precious, the liquor is reputed to give a once in a lifetime glimpse into what may be.