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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.
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.
Rome for the Holidays
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Arie Angelis is floored when she lays eyes on the handsome hunk seated at the head table at the holiday event she's catering. She literally can't take her eyes off him. She's always prided herself on being the consummate professional, but not this time. But, attracted or not, when she finds out who he is she realizes he's way out of her reach. But you can't stop a girl from dreaming...
The Paladin's Tale
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,320. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
ARANDAR OF TARLION is a man-at-arms in service to the High King of Andomhaim, determined to prove his skill at arms through deeds of valor. He is also the High King’s bastard son, his parentage and blood kept secret. When orcish raiders descend upon the borders of the realm, Arandar has a chance to display his courage. Or to perish on a battlefield far from his home…
The Cat Who Spied On Me
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Series: The Secret Life and Career of Arlo the Barncat, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An installment in the Secret Life and Career of Arlo the Barncat, feline covert operative
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
Introit- Black Dog
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Series: Introit. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 10 reviews)
Paul must rescue a dog of mysterious, supernatural powers from an underground dog-fighting organization before the dog's wrath is unleashed in horrific, bloody ways.
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.
Crash and Burn: A Men of Crash, Fire and Rescue Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Crash, Fire and Rescue marine Dane Roberts loves his job—but he never expected his latest rescue to be a blast from his own past. Military pilot Laura Jo Dawson hasn’t stopped running since high school and her one night with the sexy quarterback. But when her jet crashes and Dane rescues her, spending time in the arms of her sexy rescuer looks better and better...
Two and a Half Weeks
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Caribbean dive guide Gage Hoase woos and wins a beautiful dive guest, then sends her packing. All is good until Gabi returns, with happily-ever-after in mind. Now Gage has to figure a way to let her down gently before she offs him in his sleep. A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson
Reef Line and The Gulf
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(2.00 from 1 review)
Jack and Joey are best buds . . . until they both fall for Chrissy. Then betrayal assumes a friend’s smile on a tropical island where friendship is fleeting and the truth depends on who’s telling the story. Also included: The Gulf. Who are you when the thing you’ve prepped for hits and you react in a way you despise? Two Tales From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson.
Ebb and Flow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Cody and Diane grew up best friends. It was only natural they’d fall in love. Then Diane found her dream job on the opposite side of the globe. After two years of waiting, Cody’s packed to move to the Caribbean when Diane returns, Hurricane Sophie on her heels. Will love prevail, or will Cody and Diane chase separate dreams? A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson
Flood
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.00 from 1 review)
Cyrus fled to Blacktip Island after betraying everyone he loved. Alone on his hilltop he found peace. Until his past came looking for him. Now he’s fighting off investigators and a flood of memories, trying to buy enough time to finish his boat and sail away. A Tale From Blacktip Island by award-nominated novelist Tim W. Jackson.
The World Feels Smaller
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Recovering from a difficult breakup, a young man visits Thailand hoping to put the past behind him, and finds comfort where he least expects it.
The Picture of Cool
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Series: Trager Family Secrets, How it all began. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A television producer’s cool façade hides his lonely heart, until he meets a handsome man whose secret could turn their lives upside down. Book One, Trager Family Secrets. (Short novella: 14,000 words)
Frozen Beauty: The Chinese Vase
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Captain Qi Zang and her motley crew, aboard the Chinese ice freighter Frozen Beauty make landfall in Delhi, and run straight into British Customs officers. Unfortunately not all her cargo is ice, nor is it entirely legal.
Out of Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by Mountainview Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
A busy woman blindly rushing through a grocery store. A hard-working man with a pink slip. A desperate teen girl who has a terrible secret. All are running out of time, and the choices they make will change their lives forever. Each story is approximately 1200 words in length.
The Dark Lord and the Seamstress: An Unconventional Love Story in Verse
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Once upon a time, oh yes, So very long ago, There was of course a lovely girl, Who came to learn to sew. And as it goes, fair listener, She learned to sew so well That even the Dark Lord himself Heard of her talent, down in Hell.
No Neggie Meets Bully Bailey
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A great read for bed time (5 to 7 minutes), with hand drawn, colourful pictures that kids can relate to. They may be able to draw their favorite character. There are questions throughout the story and at the end of the book to engage parents and children in conversation about the featured behaviour. There is list of ideas to find help as well. No Neggie stands for No Negativity. Enjoy.
Omicron Zed-X
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
An Omicron ZX Prequel Novelette Starship captain Zala Lei's bid to bring a dangerous criminal to justice leads her to Omicron 5 and Xander Lodai, a man even more deadly than the one she's tailing. She can only hope that Xander can help her stop evil in its tracks before she becomes the next victim.