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Aurealis #69
By Dirk Strasser (Editor)
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.'
King of the Planets
By Jack Poe
Series: King of the Planets, Book 2. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Hollow-Point Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In this short story, a man named Roe becomes King and is able to create any planet anywhere in the Universe. He faces troubles that are unseen to him and his creation. It is up to him; his planet is now in his hands.
Wyldsight: Tales of Primal Fantasy
By Satyros Phil Brucato
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.
Aurealis #68
By Stephen Higgins (Editor)
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.
Fantasy Short Stories: Issue 1
By Mark Lord
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fantasy Short Stories is a new publication established with the aim of publishing the best short stories in Heroic, Epic, and High Fantasy, and with plenty of Swords and Sorcery thrown in. Although many of our authors may be unknown to you, we aim to set high standards for publication, and to discover some great new talent in the world of fantasy fiction.
Bloodshed (Jane #10)
By Samantha Warren
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The End Is Here Jane has lost friends, found love, and fought more bad guys than she ever would have thought possible. In this tenth and final book of the Vampire Assassin series, she will have to decide what she really wants from her life. Will she hide away and protect those she loves from genocide? Or will she risk it all and fight for the freedom of supernatural creatures everywhere?
Hunt for a New Life
By Stefon Mears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Not all legends are monstrous. After failing as an apprentice wizard, the Count’s second son dreads his options: priesthood or the king’s wars. But he spies in the forest a creature out of legend, and plans to trap it – a bride price fit for the crown princess. A better fate than he dares hope. The hunt takes him deeper into the forest, and brings him face to face with something greater: destiny.
Blue Daffodil
By Daniel Clarke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An allegorical account of a journey to a new land in search of inner fulfillment.
Betwixt Issue 3
By Betwixt Magazine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 3 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 3 includes original fiction by Vajra Chandrasekera, Marie Clementel, Bernie Mojzes, Michelle Muenzler, and Lydia Waldman.
Blood Feud (Jane #9)
By Samantha Warren
Series: Jane, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jane has had a rough couple of months. Her family was attacked, she lost her best friend, and she spiraled into a horrible depression. Little does she know, the Red Death have plans for her and what's left of her family, and things are about to get much worse.
Taken By The Demon Lord (Forced and Taken Vol 1)
By Ken Rander
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Susan accidentally frees the Demon Lord Geldarath He processes her and wants to breed her to obtain a new body Using mind control, he controls her body. Susan doesn't want to be bred but she doesn't have a choice. Geldarath's enemies want to torture him and kill him, which means killing Susan to get him.He has to keep Susan alive long enough to breed her.
Unnatural Disaster
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Whale Rock Police Chief Jaclyn Tadero faces the Oregon Coast’s version of the perfect storm: a tsunami warning during a winter squall. And thanks to Seavy County Coroner Hamilton Denne, she finds herself scouring the beach for idiots drawn to the tsunami’s approach. Tadero thinks Denne sent her on a fool’s errand—until she stumbles across something on the beach. Something she never suspected.
Degrees of Delusion
By Lindsay Buroker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After being publicly shamed and kicked out of the imperial service academy, Fortis chose to serve in the only other way possible: as a mercenary. Working far from the boundaries of his homeland, he never thought he’d have anything to do with the empire again… until a powerful wizard hires the company to destroy an imperial outpost. This is a 9,000-word short story.
Cupid's Hit List
By Kit Frazier
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A lusts of Cupids are on the loose in Austin, Texas, and they've got their quivers trained on twenty-something Caroline McGinnis, thanks to her mother and an offering of cherry empanadas. When a mysterious elfen-looking woman named Tink offers her shelter in her funky little South Congress Avenue clothing store, Caroline has no idea that love, and magic, come in all shapes and sizes . . .
Whispers to The Moon Are Always Heard By Cats
By Jason Andrew
Series: Jason Andrew's Short Story Megapacks, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Corporations bowdlerized the old fairy tales to make them suitable for mass consumption. Whispers to the Moon Are Always Heard By Cats is a collection of dark fantasy fiction stories by Jason Andrew that explore the shadows in those old tales to see what relevance they hold in modern days and nights.
The Assassin's Curse
By Lindsay Buroker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
0.75 star(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.
Ouroboros Ouzo
By Jonathan L. Howard
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.
Hidden Holidays: A Monster Haven Short Story
By R.L. Naquin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The holidays can be overwhelming for anyone, but Zoey is ready to explode when Maurice, her closet-monster roommate, takes celebrations to the extreme. When Zoey ducks out for a little fresh air, she finds a boy with a big problem -- a problem only a mythical creature can have and only Zoey can solve.
Beauty's Folly
By Eugie Foster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When the fortunes of Annabel’s father took a dramatic downturn, they were forced to move from their lavish estate to the slums of New York. There, Annabel meets Eloy, a strange man with beastly features, who whisks away Annabel’s father to a strange, magical manor, only releasing him when she agrees to take his place. A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Beautiful Winter
By Eugie Foster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Even though her mother despises sweet, beautiful Marfa, Prascovia finds herself adoring her new stepsister. Their mother's spite drives Marfa one night into the bitter cold, but astonishing them, Marfa returns with violets, strawberries, and the favor of Lord Frost. However, having Father Winter as an admirer has its own perils. A haunting, lush re-imagining of the Russian "Jack Frost" fairy tale.