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Quintus Saturnus The Time of Five Emperors
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Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Amidst the chaos of Rome's civil wars, Quintus Saturnus the mason works hard to produce busts for the Imperial Cult. But constant regime change makes getting paid difficult. Inspired by Robert Grave’s I Claudius and Gore Vidal’s Julian, this is an account of how one man negotiated the anarchy of 68-69AD - the Time of Five Emperors.
Pretender at the Gate
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Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Captain Esmond Clyde-Dalton's adventure continues as he begins his search for a traitorous document linking many powerful Scottish nobles to the Jacobite cause. With James Stuart poised to cross to the Firth of Forth, will Clyde-Dalton be able to preserve the fragile Act of Union and save the woman he loves from unknown peril?
Scotch Rising
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Price: Free! Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Scotch Rising follows the story of English soldier Esmond Clyde-Dalton as he investigates the murders of two men in the Highlands of Scotland in 1707. Along the way he will be joined by a colourful array of friends as he untangles a dangerous Jacobite plot.
The Desert Raider
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Price: Free! Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Owen Foster is with the Special Air Service. He’s been missing for about five weeks and Mariyah Khoudry is trying to find out what happened to him. They’re legally married and she might be pregnant. Sergeant Major Bullen, stuck with the duty, will do his best to locate the lad, whether dead or alive. A short story of romance and adventure.
The Writer - A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
In Ancient Rome, a young writer decides to publish a story that will change the world.
Golem
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Price: Free! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Amid the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, a prisoner evokes the memory of Golem.
The Fall
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Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: January 6, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
On December 4, 1981, Delhi heard that Qutub Minar had “burst”. It was a misunderstanding, but the outcome could not have been worse had the Minar really collapsed. A stampede inside the tower had left 45 dead and 24 injured. It was the most terrible accident in the Minar’s 800-year history, and one of the blackest days in post-Independence Delhi. This is a fictionalized account of the tragedy.
A Stranger Comes to Town
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Price: Free! Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
An aetheric chain-reaction sends a wave of death rolling around the world, warping living beings and aether-based technology alike. As infrastructure collapses, cities go hungry. When the Loyale traveling circus comes to Seppanen Town, all seems well until a ragged fugitive plunges into their camp and begs for sanctuary
The Augur
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Price: Free! Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Nothing in Rome can be done without an augury. A magistrate is elected, a law is made, a marriage is arranged; the augur reads the signs in the heavens - the flight of birds, or the roar of thunder. It is, in many ways, a formality; but sometimes the gods seem to speak more directly, and a man's sanity could easily be threatened.
Woman's Work
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Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
In 1920 Flagstaff, Josefina Paralelos is confronted with a dangerous intruder who learns too late the error of mistaking a woman's frailty for helplessness! This prequel to the novel Here Lies Buried offers a peek through the window of history and into the minds of a dynamic family.
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. Druid & Iceni
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Price: Free! Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
69AD, and the Romans have been lords of the southern part of Britain for over twenty years. Knowing their eyes are forever northward, the Brigante King Venutius decides to send two of his young sons north to safety. Sewell, a northern druid, must first locate the boys, then get them safe to his homeland in the Caledonii nation. It is a dangerous journey into hostile lands He cannot fail.
Nixon and Dovey: A Novella Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Set in antebellum NC early 1800s, Nixon Curry, son of poor Scot-Irish immigrants, falls in love with Dovey, the spoiled daughter of the state’s wealthiest and most influential senator. When Senator Caldwell betroths her to Nixon’s nemesis, Ben Wilson, drastic measures become necessary. How far will Nixon go to have his love? What price is he willing to pay and what will be the consequences?
Iphigenia
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Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Agamemnon, elected leader of the Greek expedition against Troy, must submit to an angry godess’s demand for human sacrifice or face rebellion from the assembled army.
Ariston: A Stranger's Promise
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Price: Free! Words: 19,690. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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A Stranger’s Promise is a heart-pounding thrill ride, that follows Ariston, a gladiator with a mysterious past who fights for his life in and out of the arena. This is the first installment of the serial series and runs roughly fifty pages. Equal length installments will be released monthly to continue the adventure.
Spearhavoc & other short tales (Alternative Histories:1066)
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Price: Free! Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The year 1066 is one of the most famous in World history, but the conquest of England was far from inevitable. Here, a collection of seven short stories describe a wide range of alternative endings. These are just a few of the many ways in which the outcome, which still affects us all today a millennium later, could have been dramatically different.
Christmas Ghosts - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
After the end of World War One Margaret is finding Christmas hard - she has to do the work of two men on the family farm. Can the arrival of a stranger lend some Christmas cheer?
Phae and the Sun Chariot (Book 1 of the Phae Trilogy)
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Price: Free! Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Meet Phae, the son of Helios, God of the Sun. Join the godling on an epic adventure that will see readers gasp at the wonders of Helios' kingdom, all the way to the top of Mount Olympus to the dregs of the Underworld. Phae had crached the Sun Chariot and has to find a way to reverse his mistake. Before the world burns under the merciless wrath of the Sun.
Vampyre Translyvania Coterie 1208 Chapters 1 - 3
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Price: Free! Words: 18,930. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Chapter 1 is the eve of Elizabeth's siring and she is writing down all she can remember from her human years. Chapter 2 Elizabeth describes her first weeks as a Vampire and then she goes on to describe her Coronation Festival being held in her honor. Chapter 3 will lead you through traveling to an unsavory realm, falling in love and dealing with the aftermath of that love.
Vampyre Translyvania Coterie 1208 Chapter 3
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Price: Free! Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The beginning of this story Princess Lady Elizabeth Isabella Rainia Augustus Demonte journals shared her life with you. Chapter 3 will lead you through traveling to an unsavory realm, falling in love and dealing with the aftermath of that love. This will culminate to her leaving for the graveyard and meeting her future coterie members.
Hathy l'éléphant
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Series: Histoires courtes - Instants d'évasion, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: French. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
C'est un conte au parfum d'Angleterre victorienne et coloniale, et pourtant ce pourrait être une histoire à raconter dans le temps de Noël au cours de laquelle on fera des rencontres inattendues qui rappelleront des souvenirs à bon nombres d'entre nous.