Quarter Castle Publishing

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Quarter Castle Publishing is a small Canadian publisher located in beautiful Nova Scotia. They publish a wide range of material, including fantasy, romance, contemporary, children and short stories.

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Scattered Stones - The Castle Keepers: Book 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,110. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 8, 2016 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Bronwyn Darrow is desperate to rescue his daughter Isla from Blackvale Castle. For five years, he’s travelled Ath-o’Lea searching for her, but the formidable castle remains elusive. He’s surrendered his coveted sergeant’s position at Aruam Castle, but he’s willing to sacrifice everything—even his honour—to bring Isla home. If he fails, his little girl will face a lifetime of slavery.
Castle Keepers Vignettes - Volume 02
Price: Free! Words: 7,810. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 3, 2016 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Castle Keeper vignettes provide a glimpse into the time between "Shadows in the Stone" and "Scattered Stones". You’ll have already met many of the characters, but some you will meet in "Scattered Stones". These vignettes are not complete stories, only 300 words of a moment. Volume 02 contains Vignettes 13 to 24.
Castle Keepers Vignettes - Volume 01
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 23, 2016 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Castle Keeper vignettes provide a glimpse into the time between Shadows in the Stone and Scattered Stones. You’ll have already met many of the characters, but some you will meet in Scattered Stones. These vignettes are not complete stories, only 300 words of a moment. Volume 01 contains the first twelve in a series of vignettes to be written.
Throw Away Kitten
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
Charlie McBean has always dreamt of a kitten of his own, but he’s already ten and doesn’t have one. After his family moved from the city to an old farm house he discovers a box of kittens in his neighbour’s yard. When Old Mr. Hoffman says he’ll take the throw away kittens to the shelter, Charlie and his sister Cavell volunteer to find homes for them.
Nova Scotia - Life Near Water
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,930. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Life Near Water is a collection of short stories that transports readers to locations across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. McGyver’s love for the sea shines in The Ocean Between Them, and her keen interest in genealogy and history plays interesting rolls in The Man Who Reads Obituaries, Dancing in the Shine and War on His Shore. Miss Tuttle's Lemon Tart and Mutated Blood Lines complete the book.
Fowl Summer Nights
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,690. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 10, 2014 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Fowl Summer Nights is about a retired Canada Post worker whose husband has passed on and she's left with an empty nest. Her children tell her to get a hobby, so she does—one that drives her neighbours crazy.
Gardening for Her Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Margaret Saunders is a professional gardener who undertakes a personal interest in the lives of her clients. She retains knowledge of their favourite flowers, which plants trigger their allergies and what secrets they require to bury perpetually. When Ralph Burgess’ lover disappears, the citizens of East Pleasant Harbour point fingers. One however looks for a more down to earth solution.
Blade of Truth
Price: Free! Words: 9,310. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 27, 2013 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
"Bronwyn looked down at his food as his mother destroyed his manhood by attempting to defend his inexperience." Innocence Shattered. A young man on the verge of seeing a dream come true is crushed by the most unexpected person. Blade of Truth is a short story that ties into the Castle Keepers series.
Boys Ride, Too
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Equestrian
This book originated as a school project on bullies and what students can do to help stop bullying in the classroom and in the school yard. Sam’s passion for writing and art made it into something worth sharing with more than just her classmates. Sam’s message is clear: One way to stop bullying is to tell someone, a teacher, a parent or another adult. Sometimes that’s all it takes.
City of Light and Shadow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,040. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 8, 2013 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
New Orleans jazz pianist Ben Breaux’s lifelong dream is realized when he scores a gig at a Paris night club. He soon discovers his ticket to success has come at a cost higher than money when he’s recruited to work undercover spying on unpredictable and beautiful Marie. When her friend disappears, she enlists Ben’s help to find her.
Destiny Governed their Lives
Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 12, 2012 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Although forbidden to read scrolls without permission, Catriona couldn’t help herself and approached the table. She glanced at the open door to the outside, looking for any sign of Sari. There was none. A Loss too Much to Endure. Magic wielded by experienced hands can sometimes lead to disappointment; in the hands of a novice, it can be devastating.
Miss Tuttle's Lemon Tarts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 28, 2012 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Rita Krumb is a loner. Her neighbour, Sophie Tuttle, is an elderly lady who knows how to recruit. When they meet over a bag of potatoes, an unusual friendship begins, one that revolves around lemon tarts and a million dollars.
The Man Who Reads Obituaries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 24, 2012 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Morris, Laurence Aiden—48, Dartmouth, has waited more than six months for this day. Still, he’s unsure if he is ready to make the journey to Heaven…or Hell. Something is missing, but he can’t fathom what. While he bides his time, he reads the obituaries, playing his game of Heaven or Hell. The parasite fed on the old, the young…the middle-aged. I glanced at the incomplete obituary on the bedside.
Pockets of Wildflowers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,560. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Olivia still mourns the tragic loss of her parents. To aid in the healing, she has created a haven on her farm. John is a drifter who arrives in Scarinish with a secret and a mysterious past. When Olivia hires him as a farmhand, the passion ignites. Love blossoms, but outside forces wreak havoc on their private sanctuary, and the past rushes in. Will the truth destroy their love or set them free?
Dancing in the Shine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,560. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 14, 2012 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Hurricane Juan swept away Joan Halley’s parents, leaving her devastated and in charge of their affairs. The man who promised to keep her safe has become her worst nightmare. Escape or Surrender? Joan’s life has taken a turn for the worst, and now she is forced to make a choice. Can the information she discovered at the public archives help her? Only if she finds the courage to use it.
Shadows in the Stone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 132,420. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 6, 2012 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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No one sees the threat to Aruam Castle. They are busy following protocol. Corporal Bronwyn Darrow can’t see it but he feels something is wrong. Confused by the actions of others and ordered to focus on his duties, he puts aside his suspicions. The lords of the castle force him to take charge of an orphan, and his world becomes entangled with a mysterious woman who captures more than his attention.
Mutated Blood Lines
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 21, 2011 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
During the Shift, sea levels rose and severed Nova Scotia from the mainland. A new government comes into power, one that doesn’t tolerate mutants spawned by the Shift. Graham, a government employee, visits his sister Autumn on the newly created island. She’s been living alone and living healthy amongst the mutants. He wants to know how, and he’s won’t stop until he gets what he wants.
Mystery Light in Cranberry Cove
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,730. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010 by Quarter Castle Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Prim, Ellis, Henry and Shona stumble onto the biggest mystery in Cranberry Cove. Together, they must face their fears to save their beloved island and find their missing uncle. But the ghost in Prim’s dream threatens to become real, and a mysterious neighbour turns up when they least expect him. Is he there to help? Or is he responsible for their uncle's disappearance and the mysterious light.


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