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BOOK VIEW CAFE came together in 2008 around a group of authors with a simple aim: to use the Internet to bring their work directly to their readers. It was already clear that a revolution was coming to the publishing industry and these authors wanted to help shape its course.

Drawing on a collective century’s worth of experience in the publishing industry, the authors created an online space where readers can browse and discover new authors and titles alongside current favorites. Aware that the Internet demands variety, the site features fresh fiction every day on the front page, a feat made possible by the extensive list of material available to over over thirty professional authors, including bestsellers and award winners such as Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Laura Anne Gilman, Sarah Smith, Sarah Zettel and Steven Harper.

Since its launch, Book View Café has experienced a steady growth in readers and in author-members. The Cafe now receives over 700,000 hits every month. The author blog has also seen increasing popularity since its launch, drawing a further eight to nine thousand hits per month. You can visit the website at www.bookviewcafe.com.

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Stories of the Cosa Nostradamus
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2010 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Enter the world of the Cosa Nostradamus, where magic runs alongside electricity, fantastic creatures walk next to you on city streets, and the modern age didn't kill the old ways...but made them stronger.... Five stories - including one never-before-published, plus bonus material - set in the world of Laura Anne Gilman's bestselling "Retrievers" universe!
Crown Duel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 163,680. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2010 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00)
Meliara and her brother vow to free Remalna from an evil king. War is tougher than it seemed. When Meliara is caught by the enemy commander, the elegant Marquis, it’s escape or die. Afterward, Meliara faces a tougher challenge: the battlefield is no longer mud and steel, but palaces, the weapons manners and fans. Toughest of all is courtship, when the one who catches her heart is an enemy.
Rondo Allegro
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 170,460. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
In Palermo, sixteen-year-old singer-in-training Anna Maria Ludovisi is married by her dying father to Captain Henry Duncannon, the Perennial Bachelor. Minutes after the wedding he sets sail. in 1805, Anna's opera company is traveling through Spain when events, and an impending battle, bring the long-missing captain and his forgotten wife back together again. Can they find a new life together?
What Ho, Automaton!
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Series: Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,270. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Wodehouse Steampunk! **WSFA Small Press Award nominee ** Reggie Worcester and Reeves, his automaton valet, are consulting detectives in an alternative 1903 where an augmented Queen Victoria is still on the throne and automata are a common sight below stairs. Humour, Mystery, Aunts, and Zeppelins! Contains two stories - a novelette and a long novella - totalling 50k words (250 paperback pages)
Ruler of Naught: Exordium Book Two
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 197,840. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the sequel to The Phoenix in Flight, Brandon vlith-Arkad, now heir to the Panarchy, wants only to rescue his father, the Panarch. But everyone wants a piece of him (literally, in the case of the Dol'jharian conquerors), and he is on the run from both sides, along with the crew of the Telvarna--who have secrets of their own.
Exordium: 1 - The Phoenix in Flight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 169,960. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Smith and Trowbridge describe the flavor of their five-book space opera Exordium as a cross between Star Wars and Dangerous Liaisons with a touch of the Three Stooges. With its fast-moving blend of humor and horror, of high-tech skiffy and the deep places of the human heart, The Phoenix in Flight launches the reader into a complex, multi-layered universe inhabited by unforgettable characters.
Lhind the Thief
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,350. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Lhind has been on the run all her life, until she gets caught by Rajanas the warrior-prince, Thianra the bard, and Hlanan the scribe. And that’s when adventure begins, because someone very powerful wants them all dead. As they evade pursuit and work to uncover their enemies, Lhind struggles with the invisible bonds of friendship and trust, while Hlanan begins uncovering her secrets one by one.
French Fried: one man's move to France with too many animals and an identity thief
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,870. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2010 by Book View Cafe. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
* NY Times bestseller * Animals behaving badly, other people's misfortunes and a bizarre true crime story. His identity stolen, life savings gone, and getting nowhere with the police, Chris decides to solve the crime himself. But unlike fictional detectives he has an 80 year-old mother-in-law and an excitable puppy who insist they come along if he's going anywhere interesting - like a stakeout.
Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,800. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2009 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the future, Dreamers known as "Silent" are able to look into other people's dreams and communicate with other Silent across the galaxy. Hijacked into slavery, Kendi Weaver has resigned himself to a life of servitude. Then the discovery of his innate Silence changes everything. He is rescued and taken to the planet Bellerophon--where a brutal Silent killer has chosen Kendi for his next victim.
Reggiecide
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Series: Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,390. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2012 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Guy Fawkes is back and this time it’s a toss up who’s going to be blown up first–Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective. Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated. He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness. Only a detective with a rare brain–and Reggie’s is amongst the rarest–could possibly solve this five-cocktail problem.
A Posse of Princesses
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,620. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Romantic 16-year-old Princess Rhis is invited to the coming age ball of a handsome prince. She is ready to be the heroine of her favorite ballads, except nothing happens like the songs, especially when the horrid Perfect Princess is abducted. Who should go to the rescue but Rhis? And the handsome prince is not far behind . . .
Trickster: A Novel of the Silent Empire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,130. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2009 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the midst of the Despair, Father Kendi Weaver and the crew of the Poltergeist have a limited window of opportunity to find the loved ones they have lost--including Kendi's parents and siblings, who were sold into slavery fifteen years ago. But just as Kendi closes in on the whereabouts of his brother and sister, they are taken by a mysterious group intent on using them for their own agenda.
How Possession Can Help You Lose Weight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
“I lost so much weight I could float above my bed!” - Lida Blair The hilarious new spoof diet book from New York Times bestselling author, Chris Dolley. This book covers everything from ‘the science of possession’ to ‘Crapper Clinic’s Demon Dating Service’ that ensures clients are possessed by the demon most compatible with their slimming needs. Like Brick, this book is both short and funny.
The Aunt Paradox
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Series: Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,290. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
HG Wells has a problem. His Aunt has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Now she’s rewriting history! Reggie Worcester, gentleman’s consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves, are hired to retrieve the machine and put the timeline back together. But things get complicated. Dead bodies start piling up behind Reggie’s sofa. This 100 page novella is the third in the series.
Fleeing Peace
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 153,670. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.00)
15 year-old Senrid becomes king of the difficult warrior kingdom Marloven Hess—just in time to lose it, and find himself running for his life. Liere has always known she was special, she can hear others’ thoughts, and senses the real emotions below the façade. When a golden-haired man named Siamis comes to her village and enchants the entire town around her, she also finds herself on the run.
Dreamer: A Novel of the Silent Empire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,670. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2009 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Rust is just one planet among many in the Empire of Human Unity. It's nothing special...except that it's home to an unknown boy who may be the most powerful Silent telepath ever born. For now, only Kendi Weaver of the Children of Irfan knows about the boy. But power like that can't remain hidden for long--and every government in the galaxy will be willing to go to war to control him.
Offspring: A Novel of the Silent Empire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 148,200. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2009 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
One madman's lust for power tore the Dream asunder. Now only a handful of the Silent can enter it. Kendi Weaver is one of them. As an important election begins on Bellerophon, Kendi is caught in the crossfire. Attempts on his life—and a rash of Silent kidnappings—point to a political enemy...or a personal one. Either way, the future of the Dream is at stake. And it may become a nightmare.
Sartor
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,650. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012 by Book View Cafe. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The Spy Princess sequel. Princess Lilah teams up with Atan, the hidden princess of the oldest country in the world, Sartor, to free the kingdom from a century of enchantment. Capture, escape, a forest beyond time, ancient beings, civilizations hidden in caves, and a deadly enemy await the girls. Atan knows that if she survives, the challenges facing a 15-year-old queen are only beginning.


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