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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?
Back Again
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Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 14,010. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Between life and death lies fate. "Dawn had lost count of the number of times she’d lived through this. Every time it hurt as much as the time before. Eventually, she thought that she must become immune to the events, and that her heart wouldn’t shatter into a thousand, million pieces— But it always did."
Wolf Moon
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Series: Furred, Feathered, and Fanged. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
As a snow storm rolls into Tulsa, Alex discovers the mangled remains of a Shifter--the likes of which hasn't been seen in the city for nearly two years. Racing against the full moon, Alex must try to save the wolves from themselves. Can he put aside all of his prejudices to protect those he has hated and can his four-legged partner do the same? Novelette of approximately 11,580 words.
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.
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.'
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.
Bewitched by Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A young student wizard runs into more danger than he expected on a trip to town...and finds an even more unexpected friend.
The Assassin's Curse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(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.
Demon's Dance
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Series: The Angel's Voice. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,450. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Selissa never considered herself a mercenary, but life has other plans. The clergy sends her to stop an unseen enemy, a killer responsible for a series of mysterious deaths, and everything goes smoothly until she crosses paths with the assassin Ardeth. As the events unfold before her, Selissa suspects that there are some things the clergy wasn’t telling her…
Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever met a muse in a café? Ever wondered if that drafty corner of your grandma's basement is actually a portal to Hades? Ever heard noises in the woods that you couldn't account for but suspected were part of a trick being played on you by a Greek god with an English accent? Okay, so most people haven't, which is probably why everyone in this short story collection acts so surprised...
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Shimmer: A Faerie's Tragic Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cover Art by Daniel Chon Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an end to the happiness they've always hoped to have together. Ariane's father has other plans for her future...and they don't include Aureliam. Short Story - Fairy Tale
Not Poppy nor Mandragora
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A vicious monster slaughters the wife and son of a villager. What can he do, a man with no knowledge of fighting or weapons? Why, send to court for the Royal Monster Slayer, of course....
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.
A Watcher in the Alleys
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Series: Spire City: Season One, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
What can you do when a steampunk mad genius targets you with a deadly serum? Fight back. Spire City is home to mighty machines of steam power and clockwork, and giant beetles pull picturesque carriages over cobbled streets, but there is a darker secret behind these wonders.
The Sapphire Diadem
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,450. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Aelita and Ralian are elven warriors to the elven King, Auberon, and he has a quest for them: to retrieve his families sapphire diadem that vanished many moons ago.
Ubiquitous Aspirations
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Series: The Lost Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Short story based on In Search of Infinity: Living Through the Glass following Oscar, the deeply troubled Divine Infinite creator of Cerebes. His status as the all-powerful leader has led him to desire an heir to pass his legacy on to. After a failed attempt to produce a son, Oscar finally fulfills his wish and learns a hard lesson in being careful what you wish for.
Into the Rift - A Short Tale of Tahylam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Tahylam is under attack by winged deabru, and the brave warriors of the Ranks fight to keep the land free and its people safe. Vanessa and her friend Rafe are archers in the Ranks. When the Mages discover new information, Vanessa is called to Courantin Keep to hear the news. And so she must once again face her mother Vivian, First among the Mages and head of the Keep. (5600 words)
Worm on a Hook, Wriggling
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sir Landru is captured and held as bait to lure his best friend to her ultimate destruction. Can he save them both?