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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 Longing (Grayson Brothers)
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Series: Grayson Brothers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,340. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
Romantic Times 4-1/2 Star Top Pick! A marriage of convenience…and intoxicating desire. He would show her every shade of love.
Thrown Away
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Element 12 Ltd. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
No one knows how the world died. They only know that it happened centuries ago. Among the remnants of mankind - the people that live and die scavenging in the ruins - it is thought that the strangers who live behind the barrier, inside their protected city, may still hold that secret. But no one taken by the hunters from the city ever comes back.
Ghost Relics
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Caina Amalas is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, the leader of the Emperor's spies in the city. She is a master of stealth and disguise, and faces foes of terrible power. So when an ancient relic of necromantic sorcery is discovered, Caina must destroy it before it kills uncounted thousands of people. Starting with her...
Three Nails (A Literary Tale of Tragedy and Hope)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,220. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three Nails is a rich, witty, smart slice of Americana. Although it opens with loss of life—Three Nails ends with aspiration—hope, heritage, and new life. Like a handful of stones thrown in a pond, the circles of life and memories are all interconnected to process grief. Relationships with a wife, children, colleagues at work and even the kids taught at school are all part of the gift of healing.
The Tyrant's Onslaught (The Valerious Chronicles: Book Two)
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Series: The Valerious Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,430. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Imprisoned. Christill now faces the wrath of his King and Council. They will demand his blood, but his destiny is yet to be fulfilled. He must uncover the terrible source of the Tyrant King’s power if the world is to be saved. The guardian gods have given him strength, however, he will be forced to travel to the most dangerous part of Kovi, hunted by those he is fighting to save.
The Last to Fall
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,620. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011 by Element 12 Ltd. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.58 from 19 reviews)
In 1926 Joseph Dean was just getting ready to hang himself when the man named Joshua stepped into his cafe and changed his life. He made Joe an offer - one that would mean travelling through the door to another world to find something that had been lost for nearly two hundred years. Joe would discover a lot more than that in the years that followed. The Last to Fall is a short novel, and the fir
Chasing Spirits - The Memoirs of Reginald Weldon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,170. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011 by Element 12 Ltd. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.24 from 21 reviews)
There is an old man sitting in a bed on Angel ward, telling stories. He says he has to tell someone, because he is dying. He says he doesn't care if you believe the tales are true or not, because he is not sure that half of them ever happened at all. Reg Weldon claims that he has seen things that would make your skin crawl. He claims a lot of things...
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.
Anela Bay ~Book Two ~ Convergence
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Series: Anela Bay. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,740. Language: American English. Published: August 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(5.00 from 34 reviews)
Kaylie whisks Max away to Maui for a little R & R—Research & Romance. Maui's lush, tropical, perfumed ambiance, heavenly night skies, and warm waters embody and embrace romance. Sparks ignite the senses. The steamy paradise fuels hungers and swirls spirits, sweeping Max and Kaylie into its vortex. Futures and destinies are no longer clearly defined or following a planned trajectory.
Knight in Shining Suit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 162,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.94 from 32 reviews)
Get Up. Get Better. Get a Better Man. A love story about pain, betrayal, getting better, getting even and falling in love all over again. Chasing "ever after" is a rollercoaster ride. But every tear, every pain and every laughter is worth believing that fairy tales still happen in real life.
Aurealis #72
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aurealis #72 features the testing and touching ‘Age’ from Ashlee Jade and the tough and turbulent ‘Ballard and Ballard: A Biopunk Detective Tale of 2080 AD’ from Steven Ma. Shane M Brown offers some salient advice with ‘The Pitfalls of Self-Publishing’. With some of the most searching SF/Fantasy reviews available anywhere and top-notch artwork, Aurealis #72 is bursting with goodness.
Sadie's Guide to Catching Killers (A Sadie Novella) Version: Twisted
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,990. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Suzanne Tyrpak. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Sadie may seem like the typical girl next door—except she isn’t. At age eight, when she finds Mommy in the bathtub, floating in a pool of blood, Sadie becomes obsessed with murder. Sadie’s Guide to Catching Killers is the prekill to Sadie the Sadist: X-tremely Black Humor/Horror, delving into Sadie’s bizarre childhood to unravel what makes her the psycho we know and love. Twisted version.
Twisted
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Series: Blood & Roses, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,330. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Who knew Zeth Mayfair had a softer side? Our boy begins to open up to Sloane, meanwhile Sloane becomes even more toughened. Problems thought left behind in California return with a vengeance, and Charlie Holsan is out for trouble.
The Unseen Promise
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,100. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set on the world Tarkeenia, this story marks the struggle between god and man, magic and indefinable evil. Monsters walk the shadows and the tip of balance between dark and light, good and evil. Even on a good day, living is tenuous.
Alaskan Nights
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,960. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Brynne left Alaska, she promised herself she would never go back. She set out, determined to prove to the world that she was much more than just a fisherman’s daughter. Now, a call from home has alerted Brynne to some bad news. Enter a ghost from her past as her knight in shining armor. Callder Murphy is determined to take her home with him, and keep her there for good.
Heart of Secrets
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The struggle between God and man, magic and indefinable evil is without recourse. Within Roedanth is a heart of secrets for he just wants his brother back and is willingly to do anything to make that happen. It doesn't matter that boy is dead! Can Tarkeenia survive this world bubbling with wild magic?
Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel
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Series: Grazi Kelly Novels, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,890. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
My name is Grazi Kelly. There are things I know are true and things that I never would have guessed. First, demons and witches exist and they are evil. Second, the world is up for grabs and the witches are getting their minions ready. Third, I'm a werewolf and it's my job to stop them. Read on to find out how Grazi discovers secret truths about herself and family in this first installment!
The Barefoot Stiff
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan wields a .38 as skillfully as an emery board. She’s drawn into a stranger’s murder, follows a lead the police laugh off, and confronts a killer in this **short story** featuring characters from the author's series of mystery novels. See why fans have dubbed Maggie "Sam Spade in a skirt."
Waiting For Forever (Beautiful Surrender, Part Four)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,580. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Billionaire Logan Mason fell for his submissive, and said the three words to seal his fate. Everything has changed. He's better with her. Happier. Things are finally looking up. Nothing can go wrong, right? Melissa Foster is back where she belongs--in Logan's arms. She's been waiting forever for a love like this, but happily ever after isn't set in stone...