Icy Road Publishing

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Icy Road Publishing was created to publish the works of I. C. Talbot and her daughter K. A. Jordan.

When I. C. passed away in 2012 the project was put on hold, pending the many details of the estate. Icy Road Publishing publishes short fiction, novellas and novel length ebooks and paperbacks written by I. C. Talbot and her family.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I think it was about sixth grade, I wrote a short story, maybe one page. It was the first A+ I ever got in English.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Horsewomen of the Zombie Apocalypse is about the McLeod sisters who are a powerful light calvary. I have horses and I've always wanted to write a dystopian where horses figure prominantly. This was chance to make a very 'girl power' statement and have a lot of fun at the same time.
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Tales From The Leeward Lounge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a collection of eight short previously published stories from author I. C. Talbot. These are tales of normal women dealing with some of life's hardest lessons.
Dumped
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Price: Free! Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Daphne discovered she was pregnant she knew her boyfriend, Marv, would take it hard. But she never expected to be dumped on the side of a country road like a discarded pet.
Beware Marjorie
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Amy Whittaker has been living on the streets since losing her home to a ruthless woman she knows as Marjorie McAdams. Now she's lost in the country and manages to find shelter under a truck topper propped up on straw bales. Sadly this is the best shelter she'd had since Marjorie stole her home. Now what will she do? This short story is 6.4k words.
The Emissary - Arrival
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Series: Horsewomen of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,290. Language: American English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Not all women are helpless Zombie-bait. The daughters of Ken McLeod certainly aren't, armed with bows and mounted on horseback, these girls ride like Huns, sweeping across the world in ruins. Bethany McLeod is the Emissary, bringing together the scattered remnants of humanity, in an alliance that might just save the human race. But will the plight of Fort Chatten defeat them? Beth isn't sure.
Trapped
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A pregnant she-wolf is caught in a leg-hold trap. A lonely man gives her a chance to survive. She gives him a gift in return.
Turnabout
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Growing up, Steve was Stella's best friend, until Trish came along. Now Steve is engaged to Trish and both are off to separate colleges. Is turnabout fair play?
The Emissary - Journey
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Series: Horsewomen of the Zombie Apocalypse, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 17,740. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Not all women are helpless Zombie-bait. The daughters of Ken McLeod certainly aren't, armed with bows and mounted on Spanish mustangs, these girls ride like Huns, sweeping across the world in ruins. Bethany McLeod is the Emissary, bringing together the scattered remnants of humanity, in an alliance that might just save the human race. This story is suitable for all ages.
Badlands Rescue
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Price: Free! Words: 7,050. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Former Army Captian Ellie O'Grady is on a rescue mission, throwing her ex-husband in the horse trough is just getting started. Unfortunately Ellie needs her ex-husband, Green Beret Daniel O’Grady, to help her find their son, Danny. His plane has crashed on a remote Badland’s Mesa.
Mitzi's Exit
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mitzi has a husband who controls everything she and their children do. She had enough of his drinking and his brutality, so she takes matters into her own hands.
Digging Out
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Abbie lives with her grandmother and her twins, Jed and Jill, on a farm cluttered with old machinery. One day she snaps, and decides to clean up decades of mess. To her surprise, everyone benefits.
Swallow the Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,630. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.60)
June swallowed the moon to find true love, a motorcycle from Hell dumped Eric on her doorstep; now there is Hell to pay. An accountant for a failing company, June longs for true love. In a Wiccan summoning ceremony, she swallows the moon in an effort to find her soul mate.
Death of a Family
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Beth has the perfect suburban life, until the night her husband doesn't come home. Then it's too late. This story is 6.8k words.
Turned Out
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Series: Tales From the Leeward Lounge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(3.00)
Julia Carstairs was always a good kid. So why did she find her bags packed and on the sidewalk? Why had her family turned her out? This short story is 9k words.
Impressive Bravado
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.00)
A horse named Impressive Bravado was attacked in his stall. The sheriff calls on veterinarian Dr. Katie McCarty for her opinion. At the barn, she finds a woman who calls herself a 'Horse Whisperer' running a barn full of teen-aged girls and young stallions. This is a recipe for disaster - luckily Dr. McCarty's there when it strikes. (Short Story 7k words
Let's Do Lunch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,530. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50)
Lindsey Bennett is caught between two men, one will tease her, the other will use her; both are capable of killing. Surrounded by criminals, deceived on all sides, and catapulted from crisis to crisis, can Lindsey stay focused? Her restaurant and her life are at stake.


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  • The Survivor a short story on Sep. 09, 2011

    Tense and chilling read. Sometimes surviving a plane crash isn't enough.
  • The Meyersco Helix on Sep. 30, 2011

    Nerve-wracking thriller about an unstoppable WMD unleashed through stupidity and violence. The President has 2 mintues to decide if he should Nuke the city of Boston to save the world. Meanwhile, the brilliant and couragous Dr. Stella Christopher is trying to save herself and her beloved Rib in the face of impossible odds. If I didn't know this was first released in the 1980's, I wouldn't be able to tell. Dr Christopher beats any nutcase with a dragon on her butt!
  • The Falling Girl, Chronicles of the Closed World Book 1 on Nov. 15, 2011

    This debute fantasy novel is a fresh entertaining read. Lori is quick-witted and up to the task of surviving in this strange new land. It reads a bit like Alice in Wonderland - the characters Lori meets are all well-drawn. I recommend it to all fans of fantasy.
  • Iditarod a novel of The Greatest Race on Earth on Dec. 10, 2011

    Rhodes and William take on the wilderness of Alaska during the Iditarod, the 'Last Great Race.' A very good read - the imagery was wonderful. I found myself yearning to see Alaska, in spite of my better judgement (I hate snow and cold.) I got a very real sense of the depth of the dangers Rhodes faced. I found it hard to believe she would go on the race without being armed to the teeth. That's just me. I get the creepy crawlies from listening to coyotes howl and yap. I'd want a high-powered rifle if there was a rumor of wolves. The other characters were also well-drawn, everything fitted together very well. I found it curious the characters hallucinated during the race. I didn't understand that at all. However that didn't detract from the story.