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False Colored Eyes: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011 by Pulp Electronique. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
I woke to a cold breeze scratching at my cheeks. I opened my eyes a crack and saw the room was filled with early morning light. In the distance I heard bells sounding. Surreptitiously, I slipped my hand under my pillow and wrapped my fingers around the hilt of the dagger I kept there. A shadow fell across the bed; I jumped up, swinging the blade in a wide arc.
Interregnum
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Series: Tales of the Empire, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 185,520. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For twenty years civil war has torn the Empire apart. Against a background of war and decay, men who once served in the proud Imperial army now fight as mercenaries. On a hopeless battlefield a mercenary captain tortured by the events of his past, stumbles across hope in the form of a young man. The last scion of the Imperial line will change Kiva forever.
Predestination (and Other Games of Chance)
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Series: The Antithesis Progression, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,010. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When leaving Earth to escape a contract on his life, Joss Kyle finds his poker habit gets him caught up in a struggle for control of the entire solar system. He just wants to build a new life, but in the looking-glass world above the gravity well, survival, like poker, is just another sport. And in this contest, it isn’t whether you win or lose, it's how you rig the game.
Stone Moon, Silk Scarves
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Evaluate the new head of House Laisira, and if he seems unsuitable, deal with it." Such was Pathen Ures-emodo's unpalatable assignment. When he begins his investigation, he suspects nothing more than incompetence. But could House Laisira be hiding a far greater sin? And what will he do about it? A Jokka story set in the time of Roika's empire, after the novel The Worth of a Shell.
The Ring and the Flag
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Series: Shards of Light, I. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,130. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Newly-graduated imperial officer Justin is convinced he has no future, and hearing the details of the secret mission he's assigned for the Emperor won't change his mind. Civil War threatens the North Mark. Justin must race against time to form a company, and lead his men into the center of the web; but what happens when his loyalty to the Empire means the death of those who follow him?
Death of a Kingdom
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Series: The Norothian Cycle, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,500. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
"Nearly a month ago in the Sable City, Tilda had taken a necklace off a dead demon and slipped it into a pocket, for she had felt she should give herself some opportunity to profit later from the terrible situation in which she had found herself. Now, she was sailing toward what some nibbling part of her mind told her was likely to be a war. Her feelings about the situation had not changed."
A Roman Peace in Briton: Blood on the Stone
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,830. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
Over two thousand years ago, in a vanished world in which gallant death and honor still holds sway, Gaius Julius Caesar is blitzing through Briton’s fierce, blue-painted warlords, exacting a heavy price in exchange for peace. Filled with dramatic scenes and historical personalities, A Roman Peace in Briton hooks with passionate storytelling and engulfs the reader in events of historical legend.
Five Jaguar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
In the capital of the Aztecs, powerful Tenochtitlan, young men are raised to be warriors. Huemac hopes to prove his courage and skill on the battlefield, to find love and honor and respect. When his brother returns from war with recognition and fame, how can Huemac escape his shadow? Pride and ambition may come between brothers when Huemac fears he will lose all he desires to the hero Five Jaguar.
Chasing the Jewelled Throne
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Price: Free! Words: 48,100. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Chaos leads to civil war between two half brothers. The solution lies in the inventions of the last ruler's grandfather and aunt. These inventions turn the tides of war and bring a peaceful solution. The lessons learned by the ruler in prison make him a better ruler.
Wayward Scribe -- A Short Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
No one ever notices the humble scribe. But when an ancient enemy invades the kingdom, wit and words become more than just tools of survival; they are a catalyst with the power to shape the future. Download of this 2,700 word fantasy short story of loyalty and betrayal includes an excerpt of Jacquelyn Smith’s debut fantasy novel, Soul Seeker.