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An Anthology of Battle
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Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,370. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An Anthology of Battle Short: contains 4 short stories and 3 poems about war and the aftermath of war. Stories cover a range of genres: one is near-future contemporary in setting, another traverses three settings, and two more a science fiction pieces. The poems are experimental and range from 8-33 lines in length.
No Traces Backwards
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,300. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
A gripping tale of the power of the human spirits ability to forgive a drunken accident that caused the death of a child over thirty years ago.
Naked, on the Edge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,580. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Readers are thrust to the edge of darkness in this powerful collection of supernatural and psychological tales by Stoker Award-winning horror author, Elizabeth Massie. Isolation, alienation, desperation, greed, rage, regret – human conditions that leave us teetering on the brink, ready to crash forward into the abyss or step backward onto safer ground. “Beneath our hearts, our souls are naked.”
Twisted Realities: Of Myth and Monstrosity
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,900. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012 by Sirens Call Publications. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Myth or reality… Explore the twelve tales of horror and intrigue in Twisted Realities: Of Myth and Monstrosity and ask yourself, what would you consider a fair price to pay for life immortal... or the chance of life at all?
It's a Love Thing
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Price: $4.96 USD. Words: 117,030. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(3.00 from 1 review)
It's a Love Thing is a compilation of 8 summer love stories by 8 different authors. Each story is unique in its content and genre, from contemporary to YA to fantasy to paranormal, this anthology has something for everyone to enjoy while lazing away your summer days on the beach.
Perfect Circles
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,990. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Collected short stories, 1999 - 2011: the fantasy short stories from Spell Circles, the SF short stories from Eccentric Orbits and the mainstream stories from Life Cycles, collected together in one super-collection.
Lies, Trout, Out and About
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,000. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
LIES, TROUT, OUT AND ABOUT is a collection of witty and amusingly original short stories. Each features a lie, a trout or something other. From a Queen who needs to give an unusual balcony credit for its existence, to poodles given haircuts in a chip shop with disastrous results, a tiger given as a gift, to a trout which unnerves with glassy eye, and then there is the case of the missing heart.
Insomnia: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror
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Series: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror. Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 85,420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Insomnia (n) an inability to sleep; a state of agitated wakefulness, often as a result of troubling thoughts. This collection includes the following titles: The Grin * The Scenario Egg * A Thing for Zombies * Reached in Error * Raise the Dead * The Sacrifices We Make * The Promises We Keep. Approximately 85000 words. Some material may not be appropriate for readers younger than 14.
Literary Lunes Magazine: May/June Issue
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Price: Free! Words: 26,130. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Featured in this issue: Short Stories, Interviews with the Peacock Writers, and Harriet Schultz. We also have lots of book reviews, including a new book reviewer by the name of Bob Cherny, and lots of new short stories. This issue is PACKED with lots of great new and exciting things!
Sock Full Of Pennies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,770. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rusty Sledge is the smallest and the brightest kid in his class. For this, the other kids beat him up and bully him to the brink of suicide. He makes a sock full of pennies and levels the playing field, and his overgrown nemesis, Barry Buckley. Then he turns his weapon into a world-wide coal mining entity that he uses to go after corporate bullies and crush a ruthless coal cartel.A gripping story.
Shadeskin
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Series: Shadeskin, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,350. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Lurking beneath the veil of reality, a supernatural war threatens to consume the city of Shreveport, Louisiana. The Illumin, messengers of light, strive to protect the city's human inhabitants from the vicious Shades. Banished from their natural world, the Shades carve out a restless existence among us. The powerful Raven family stands between the warring Shades and Illumin in humanity's stead.
The Science Reporter
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Short stories by sci-fi author, Rod Martin. The first four deal with a science reporter and his amazing reports that turn the Federal Science Bureau on its head. Each one brings him closer to being fired for reports that could in no way be called "scientific". The final three move away from the reporter into metaphysical fiction. And his "How to Build a Starcruiser" was born from this collection.
These Old Tales: A Collection of Dark Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,020. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
With this collection, These Old Tales features thirty horror short stories. Whether seeking gunfights, ghosts, abnormalities, werewolves, zombies, psychotic killers, the reaper, the devil, or all around everyday bad guys, this collection has something for you. "Cain’s unique eye for the macabre makes this collection more than worth it!" ~ To The Bone Reviews
Lanterns in the Dark
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,420. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Lanterns in the Dark is a collection of short stories revolving around the darker side of the human psyche. It brings a certain lightness that only fiction can bring to issues of criminal intent, human breeding, and questions about the destructive capacity of society. So, even as the stories walk you in to the depths of the darkness, I will always makes sure to loft a lantern to light your way.
Cupid Pulls a Prank and Other Lesbian Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,100. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ten short stories are in this collection. The lead story is "Cupid Pulls a Prank." For the first time in American history, both the Republicans and the Democrats have female candidates running for president. The Republican is Alice Cowell, and the Democrat is Gillian Marshall. Cupid strikes them during a live, nationwide televised debate, and Alice's and Gillian's reactions shock even Cupid.
LitU: Time
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Price: Free! Words: 33,970. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
As a noun, time is defined as “The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.” As an anthology, Time is the collection of work written by award winning authors who all possess the talent, determination, and passion to bring to life the jumbled ideas contained within and present them in an entertaining and professional manner.
Something In Between
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,110. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
There will be princes & princesses with their life stories, told together & apart, long before their once-upon-a-time, long before their appointed times, and at just the very moment both are ready to bridge their lives. There will be blood, sweat & tears. There will be joy, love & laughter; & everything else that comes in between. But this won’t be a set of fairytales. This will be life, real.
Dreams Both Real and Strange I and II
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,140. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 by FantaFire Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The combined anthologies of Dreams Both Real and Strange I and Dreams Both Real and Strange II.
The Gallery of Worlds: May 2012
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Price: Free! Words: 26,170. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A stirring collection of short stories from Lantern Hollow Press, including fantasy, science fiction, fairy tale, dark fantasy, and serials. Published quarterly. This edition includes the short story "Envy and Ashes" by Jessica Khoury, the author of the much-anticipated action-romance novel "Origin"
La Cuarta Sombra
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,810. Language: Spanish. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Una antología de cuentos que algunos podrían considerar de 'hiperrealismo mágico'. De acuerdo a la prologuista, el autor "recorre una senda de revelaciones fantasiosas y realidades vividas en el imaginario de su muy personal literatura. Irving Guerrero nos invita a afinar y alertar nuestros sentidos para disfrutar de su irónica inteligencia a través de sus personajes sui generis."