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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.
Torn (Reflections Volume 2)
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Series: Reflections, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,330. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Shape shifter Alec Graves has spent nearly a decade trying to keep his family from being drawn into open warfare with a larger pack. The new girl at school shouldn't matter, but the more he gets to know her, the more mysterious she becomes. Worse, she seems to know things she shouldn't about his shadowy world. Is she an unfortunate victim or bait designed to draw him into a fatal misstep?
Hollywood Scandals (Hollywood Headlines Mystery)
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Series: Hollywood Headlines, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,310. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Tina Bender is the fearless gossip columnist at L.A.’s most infamous tabloid. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, "If you don't stop writing about me, you're dead." Reluctantly teaming with a built bodyguard Tina sets out to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over.
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.
Thawed Fortunes (The Guadel Chronicles Book 2)
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Series: The Guadel Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,300. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Firshan Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Va'del should have been returning to a hero's welcome. In saving Jain, he also saved his people from a threat that the entire Guadel Council had been powerless to stop. Instead he once again finds himself caught between rival power blocks as his people teeter on the brink of disaster.
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 48 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.
Three Nails (A Literary Tale of Tragedy and Hope)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,250. 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.
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.
Intangible
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Series: The Aerling Series, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,920. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Mason is not imaginary. He's not a ghost, either. And he's most definitely not a hallucination. Mason is an Aerling, and the Sentinels' number one target.
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.
Twilight Guardians
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.85 from 13 reviews)
They told 20-year-old Charlie O’Malley they had a cure for the condition that would kill her. All they wanted in return was for her to join their elite military team and train to kill the Undead. She took the deal, not to extend her life, but because it would make her strong–strong enough to kill the vampire who’d pretended to love her, taken her blood, used her body, and murdered her mother.
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.
Metropolitan
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Series: Metropolitan, Metropolitan 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,300. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
NEBULA AWARD NOMINEE. Walter Jon Williams’ classic science fantasy Metropolitan is once again available for a new generation. Aiah has fought her way from poverty and discovered a limitless source of plasm, the mysterious substance that powers the world-city. Her discovery soon involves her with Constantine, the charismatic, seductive revolutionary who plans to overturn the world order.
That Ain't Right: Historical Accounts of the Miskatonic Valley
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal Presents, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,860. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
No one knows what it's like to visit the squat brooding cottages and low gambrel roofs of the Miskatonic Valley like people who have been there. In this collection, Mad Scientist Journal has brought together eighteen tales of people who have either lived in this strange corner of New England or had the misfortune of visiting.
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 2 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
The Fourteenth Protocol
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,210. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
What would it take to infiltrate a terror cell and eviscerate it? As the lines blur between good and evil, fledgling FBI agent Jana Baker thrashes in the midst of an epic battle to prove her worth, not only to fellow agents, but to herself. In this spider’s web of conspiracy, Agent Baker’s struggles against evil and her own fears takes her to the edge of the abyss, and the clock is ticking.
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...
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.
The Vixen Torn (book 1)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,110. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 by Pathforgers Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Anjasa has been through the worst parts of hell and come back from it wounded, but stronger. A trained assassin and courtesan, she’s seen the worst in others... and herself. She doesn’t know what she wants, but she knows the things she needs: Companionship. Adventure. Fear. She needs to feel alive.