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Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
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 3 reviews)
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
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
The Reaper's Opus
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Death personified: Inside this volume are four tales of Death and his interaction with souls on their way to the afterlife. We all need a little help in life, follow the Reaper as he helps souls in their death find their eternity.
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: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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?
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...
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.
Drawing the Moon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Andrew knew that the moon had stolen his parents away ..." This short dark fantasy story originally appeared in the anthology Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares, published by Scholastic Inc.
Sixth of the Dusk
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A fascinating new novella in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, the universe shared by his Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive. On the deadly island of Patji, where birds grant people magical talents and predators can sense the thoughts of their prey, a solitary trapper discovers that the island is not the only thing out to kill him.
Ghosts and Legends
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,970. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of fantasy stories by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. From King Arthur's court to modern New Hampshire, from the high seas to high society, join us as we speak Ghosts and Legends.
Kalla Demented
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The clock is ticking for Kalla as she continues her run from Abyss and into a mind of insanity.
Written on Skin
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Series: Sigil Fire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2014 by Ylva Publishing. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Magic and mystery come to life when humans encounter the secrets of Forbidden Ink. When a blood-for-ink trade gives Genevieve more than she bargained for, her world gets upended. A visit to Cirque Nocturne to blow off some steam is intended to give her the distraction she needs, but this tattooed beauty finds more waiting for her in the shadows than she could ever have hoped for.
Five Mornings: A Cambio Springs Short Story
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Series: Cambio Springs, 1.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
One morning can change everything. Five mornings can change a life. “Five Mornings” is a short story of approximately 36 pages set in the Cambio Springs universe. This e-book also includes an exclusive first look at Alex and Ted’s full-length novel, DESERT BOUND, coming Fall 2014. From Elizabeth Hunter, bestselling author of the Elemental Mysteries and the Irin Chronicles.
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.
The Last Giant
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 900. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Legend of the Last Giant is a secret story that discovers how one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia was created. It might come as a surprise to discover which town you've never visited while your visit to Croatia, stands after the Last Giant and his biggest mistake. Tricky fairies and their's playful manners left the most magical view.
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Can music overcome fey magic? When the chieftain's infant son is stolen away by the fey folk of the Bright Court, Maeve Donnelly journeys beneath the faerie hill to try and save the child. Her only weapon is a simply crafted pennywhistle, and the music that runs in her bard-gifted blood...
The Performance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Isolated in a remote part of the metro-parks, long since forgotten; an old, earthen amphitheater is the perfect place for James to act out his love for Lisa. What James doesn’t know is the power this place has. Maybe it’s the nature of the space that made the Parks Department hide it from everyone. What will James’ performance cost him? Or maybe a better question: what will it gain him?
For You are Beautiful
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While shipwrecked on the Sandwich Islands, King Kamehameha allows the officers and crew to stay while their ship is made seaworthy. Officer Hancock falls in love with Kamea, the daughter of Kalei, a powerful holy priest who speaks to spirits. Her love for Hancock bothers Kalei, and when asked if they could marry, Kalei quickly plots a contest that Hancock must win or be put to death.
Ravenfire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,250. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Magic lives in exile from our world, in a Realm called Meard, peace a delicate thread among the races of myth. Sienna and Alex, who know nothing of Earth, face a destiny that will shape the very end of our world. Will their love be enough to save us all? Or will the ancient evils of greed and power destroy them before they even have a chance to grow up?
HYM and HUR
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 14 reviews)
In this fantasy-comedy Hym and Hur are a young couple who never age and have been in love for more than a century. They also possess magical abilities, two of which are either to play pranks on humankind or to perform good deeds. Enacting both at once is now what gets them into trouble, especially since it's the unruly character of Death they must deal with to bring their plans to fruition.