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The Detective's Vice
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Series: Detective Tom Briggs Murder Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,070. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The mentally ill son of a police detective helps hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are mysteriously linked to the novels of Ernest Hemingway, a manhunt that seeks clues in Hemingway's Paris of the 1920s, and leads the detective on a journey of personal reckoning with demons he has long suppressed, which include that his own son is a suspect.
Telling Tales
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Price: Free! Words: 95,810. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Telling Tales is John Wheatcroft’s latest collection of ten stories that explore the human condition as well as (in the first and last work) the nature of fiction itself. The stories exemply the same qualities that led Jay Neugeboren in a New York Times Book Review to say of an earlier collection, “Mr. Wheatcroft ... gives us tales that are stark and memorable.”
Hunting for Sparrows
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,500. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Beatrice Gerard. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This playfully irreverent work of fiction stands stereotypes on end, creating an intricate literary jigsaw puzzle with an ending that will make you want to go back and try to reassemble the pieces.
The Beautiful Death
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Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The captain of the "Siracusa" has received orders to sail for Tangiers, where rebels have seized the Italian consulate. The blue peter is hoisted, and the sirens announcing the ship's departure echo off of the hills above Livorno. From all over the city, seamen and officers begin returning aboard--all of them, that is, but the junior lieutenant Luigi Carleoni, the ship captain's son.
Splendor from Darkness
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You set the price! Words: 389,720. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
a novel about the North African campaign in World War II and then the French Resistance, but also much more: a novel showing human nature on the edge, how human love can spring up and triumph under the most trying and desperate situations, a novel with well over a hundred characters that display the entire range of human nature all perfectly delineated with telling and convincing detail.
The Philter
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Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
"The Philter" is a dual-language edition of "Le Philtre," Stendhal's brief tale of a young Spanish woman's inexplicable passion for a circus rider from Naples. Both the original French tale and the newly translated English version are hyperlinked to facilitate swift navigation from one language to the other.
Goldfish Tears
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of fourteen fantastical short-stories.
AffectionAires Part 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,890. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's love, it's love, they know it's love./ How ever can they tell?/ Well, she can shove, and he turns dove./ With nose he rings her bell.
Love and Loyalty (and Other Tales)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,670. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Love and Loyalty (and other tales), is Maria Savva's second collection of short stories. This is a diverse collection of stories, written over a period of ten years. Many of the stories were short-listed in various short story competitions. These are thought-provoking, memorable tales of life and love, luck and loss, deceit and lies, the unexpected and the true to life.
Communion Is a Kiss: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 15,390. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dr. Dante Petrocchi-Bianchi spends his days treating Alzheimer’s patients and studying God, but he whiles away his nights in Roman nightclubs, picking up different beautiful women. When he discovers that one of his conquests is his big game hunter boss’s new trophy wife, Dante’s wild lifestyle becomes dangerous. Will his treacherous games end in his murder, or can he stop playing sexual roulette?
Stillbird
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Price: Free! Words: 57,480. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
From the strangling of a midwife perceived to be a witch in Scotland in the 1880s to thwarted love and the tragedy of incest in West Virginia during the depression thence to Denver on the eve of the sixties, accurate history is enhanced by elements of magical realism in this tale of five generations that is as ancient as the Greek tragedies and as modern as the daily news.
Königliche Republik
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Price: $6.65 USD. Words: 99,550. Language: German. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
1647: Die Patriziertochter Mirella Scandore ist mit einem Neffen des spanischen Vizekönigs verlobt, als sich Neapel erhebt und den Herzog von Lothringen zun neuen Dogen erwählt. Mirella verliebt sich in dessen Mündel Alexandre. Ihr Bruder Dario aber verrät die Republik; schweren Herzens deckt sie ihn. Doch dann plant er ein Attentat auf den Dogen, bei dem auch Alexandre getötet würde.
Envious Shadows
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Price: Free! Words: 136,340. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012 by The Wessex Collective. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is a novel about a black and white relationship in a small Maine town that explores the many forms of prejudice, particularly that of a racist Nazi group that hounds the couple and causes tragedy, but also many other external ways--class, religion, sexual orientation, even appearance and personality-- that people use to unfairly judge others.
The Sleight of Heart: a modern folk tale
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Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A modern folk tale of love, deceit and murder... with a supernatural twist.
Baby Dust: A Novel about Miscarriage
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,320. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 by Casey Shay Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Baby Dust sheds a light on the all-too taboo subject of miscarriage in a raw, compelling, and incredibly realistic way. -- Kristin Cook, Founder of Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope
CityMuse
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,870. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012 by Eiso Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Matt lives in the city and is happily married. One day he sets his eyes on the most beautiful woman in the world. Against his best instincts, he follows her. What transpires is a trip down a rabbit hole that will fill him with regret and forever change him.
Don't Be A Stranger
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
....couldn't be more noir: Sep could be Philip Marlowe's brusquer, more antagonistic brother....There are moments when Sep's aggressive showmanship begins to crack when he softens his hard-talking abrasiveness with gentle coaxing, his belligerent repartee with moments of fluid interiority....told mostly through tough-guy banter, which allows the reader to move quickly with Sep.... Kirkus Review
Odd Socks: Go To Sleepy Little Baby
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Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Go to Sleepy Little Baby is the second short story in the Odd Socks series of “ePamphlets.” Lilah is what some would generously call, “unbalanced.” She’s reliant on routine and little orange pills to maintain control. Compliance is mandatory and the scales slip precariously when life’s reality interrupts.
Doshvuja (Short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,870. Language: Bengali. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Story Book, copyleft, has 10 story within 5 experimental new form of story, writing Bengali, published 2012
The Bridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
(5.00 from 1 review)
'The Bridge' follows the tale of a young man, who, through whatever fortune attaches itself to his life, finds himself homeless. In struggling to cope with these states of affair, he is forced to come to terms with the reality surrounding him and the lies which have created him.