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Black Shire Publishing is getting ready to launch to launch two new writers into the digital world of publishing. Our brand is focused on enjoyable reads with short stories, poetry and novels and as our list spreads, we’ll keep you updated with our authors and their work.

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The Amaranthine Dowager
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Dowager lives alone, burdened by a family that isn't hers and an obligation she never expected. With her husband dead, her life revolves around maintaining the inheritance for its next heir. The only problem is finding the next heir before she's ready to go.
A Swamp of Lies
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,440. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Kai thought he knew who he was and who he could trust. But as he is thrust back into a life with the man he’d run from, Kai learns that everything is more complicated than he thought. Loyalties can be overturned and he must decide between who he wants to be and who he must be.
The Locket
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
In a different time, Mirabel is afraid that the arranged marriage, orchestrated by her uncle, might be the end of her. However, her disturbed mother wants her to know that she's been protected. But from what, Mirabel doesn't know until it becomes her undoing. 'The Locket' is a gothic horror short.
The Flower Mystery Collection
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,560. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Three women are drawn into mysteries that blight their normal, comfortable existences. When they follow these mysteries, things begin to change for them, in ways they wouldn't have imagined. All three of the Flower Mystery Shorts are brought together in this collection of 'Every Rose's Thorn,' 'The Heart Thief,' and 'A Lily's Garden'.
A Lily's Garden
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lily's life is full of all of her favorite, comfortable things, like her shop and her garden. But when one persistent customer asks her to try something new, she isn't sure she's ready to make the necessary changes.
Born for a Better Life
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Series: Born, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,560. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ben finds himself hiding Manning and Annabelle from an unknown threat. As he tries to piece together the mystery that surrounds repeated attempts made on Annabelle, Gloria's behavior becomes more and more erratic. Ben has to try and keep everyone together just as it proves most difficult and Gloria's secrets threaten to tear their worlds apart.
Born from the Ashes
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Series: Born, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Stranded in Ohio with Gloria, squatting in a broken trailer, Ben struggles to find any work at all to keep them afloat. When he's directed to an old hotel and offered a job, he takes it, thinking anything is better than nothing. But that's until he learns they're keeping a Phoenix, and it's only a matter of time before Gloria finds out.
The Heart Thief
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Diane's flowers are cut down, she's angry. When they start appearing on her doorstep, she becomes curious. Finding the answer to the mystery takes her life down paths she never thought she'd walk again.
Train Tickets & Trysts
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,530. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Penny first meets Derek at a bar in Scotland, she doesn't think much of it. She's only in town for the night and quickly on her way back to London. But things between them pick up and she finds an unexpected source of help in him when problems with her mother arise.
Born on the Run
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Series: Born, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
After escaping from a lifelong imprisonment, Gloria finds herself in Kentucky with an unexpected ally she isn't sure she should trust. But when she doesn't know how to take care of herself in the outside world, trust might be the only thing to keep her free. Though that might mean giving him the secrets that could destroy her.
Cougars & Castles
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,050. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Catherine has taken eight years to get over her divorce, holing up in her flat outside of Leeds. When she decides to take control of her life once more, and go back to school, her family is worried about who she might meet there. What they should have been worried about was who she already knew.
Every Rose's Thorn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Jane has always been the type to stay to herself, content with her dog, her job and her routines. But when roses start to appear in her gym locker, the mystery brings changes to more than one area of her life.
Born in the Mouth of an Angel
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Series: Born, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,250. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
He woke in a field, covered in his own blood, feeling far from human. He doesn't know his name or who he is, until he stumbles across the one person who does. But when one mystery ends, another begins and life for Manning and Annabelle becomes dangerous as events start to unravel.
Just Another Customer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
She's tied to the shop for a crime she didn't do, serving customers their wishes and nightmares, searching for the three missing puzzle pieces as she does so. Though it may take her years, she's determined to win her freedom before she becomes just another unwitting customer.
Teacups & Troubles
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,820. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Alexis is hardly the type to fall in love. So when she does fall, completely and inappropriately, for her boss, Alexis is the first to disapprove. She can only hope that her sister is right and that she has no idea what love really is.
Born in the Mouth of an Angel Part I
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Price: Free! Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
He woke in a field knowing nothing but the echo of a past. ‘Born out of the mouth of an Angel’ a phrase he knew when there were no other certainties. Except one, that she was waiting. A serialized fantasy suspense, Born in the Mouth of an Angel brings together mystery, mythology and the worlds of two recluses.
The Swamp Witches
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,420. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Left by parents she can't remember, Maga is given to the swamp witch to live a life of isolation. But when she finds her familiar, a boy named Doxin, she accepts her fate and works to control her own future amidst the complications of living in a swamp infested with zombies.
Tartans & Temptations
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,150. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Edina's been engaged for three years. But when she meets Calum by chance at an Irish wedding, all of her doubts come to the surface. She tries to put it behind her but she didn't count on Calum's persistence. Is there any such thing as a right choice when it comes to love?
A Swamp of Souls (Book 2)
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Series: The Swamp Children. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,790. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jack's been back in the swamp for over a year with no sign of his siblings. Then, in one afternoon, that all changes when he learns Owen's been captured and taken to the citadel. His quest to reunite the family faces more obstacles than the King who seeks to collect them all as more questions are raised about the family they grew up in and the powers they possess.
Things in the Swamp (Book 1.5)
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Series: The Swamp Children. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,930. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
On the run, not from the zombie heads that infest the swamp, but from the people who live there, Owen stumbles into the lives of a single mother and her child. Unused to human company, Owen is torn between delight and fear that they will discover his secret.
Swamp Familiars
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Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Maga lives with Grandma in the swamp and though alone, never lacks for something to do. But when a boy moves in nearby, Maga is drawn into a world she doesn't quite understand
A Swamp of Bones (Book 1)
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Series: The Swamp Children. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,570. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Makani lives in the swamp, the last stronghold of humanity. Separated from her family, she wanders, searching. When a Seer warns her that her brother and sister are being held ransom in the southern citadel, Makani’s desperate to get there before something happens to them. However, she’s never gone that far and, being blind, she isn’t sure she’ll make it or what she’ll find when she gets there
Leipreachán
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The worst day of the year, March 17th, dawned bright and beautiful. After a cruel twist, March 17th may be the day to save his sanity. Warning: Leipreacháns.
Tricks, Games & Insanity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
He doesn't know it but he's involved in a series of intense games with a manifestation. At least he's not insane...
The Twisted Tree
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The tree was alone and it was lonely, the grove it once belonged to long ago succumbed to humanity. She was left with the fir trees, silent, still and no replacement at all. But then the family moves into the house on the hill and she sees her chance in their faces, a chance to take.
Patience, Violence & Other Stories of Change
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,520. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Five short stories including a previously unpublished piece 'Hall of Chimes'. Stories of Change has five fantasy and paranormal shorts with ghosts, demons and daschunds. Includes: Just Another Shop. Born in the Mouth of an Angel. Patience, Violence, and the Red, Red Moon. The Gothic Ghost Killer. The Problem with Carl and Louie.
Cupcakes & Cafes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Cupcakes & Cafes is a novella sequel to Kilts & Kisses featuring Kelly from Mamie’s café and her cat, Gilly, as they fight anti-social behavior and a secret nemesis! Accustomed to holding people at a distance, Kelly decides its time to let the past go and find a future in Virginia.
The Gothic Ghost Killer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Howard is an awkward ghost stuck in an awkward place. Having died in the halls of Delmont High, a school he never went to, the thirty three year old man haunts the halls, having to deal with bullies and mean teachers. When his tormentor, Phillip graduates, Howard thinks he might have peace in his afterlife but then Kathy, a thirteen year old goth, becomes a freshman.
Patience, Violence, and the Red, Red Moon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
The Red moon of violence and greed takes advantage of a king and queen's need. A fairytale told in the form of a narrative poem, 'Patience, Violence and the Red, Red Moon' is a harkening back to the unsanitized origins of fairytales where things were darker and tragedy was real.
The Problem of Carl and Louie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Carl and Betty have been married eleven years and their routines are set until Louie comes into their lives. Carl loses his job and Betty begins to wonder if he's losing his sanity too as he starts researching werewolves. Quickly the problem of Carl and Louie starts to get out of hand.
Just Another Shop
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A drifter finds an interesting shop that shouldn't exist. It sells impossible things and leads to impossible decisions.
Kilts & Kisses
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012 by Black Shire Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ava's life seems pretty settled. But when her ambitions begin to make changes in her life, those changes start to take her further and further from the man she loves. As she struggles to decide what she really wants in life, Ava wonders if you can ever go home again.


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Smashwords book reviews by Black Shire Publishing

  • Strapped on March 15, 2012

    Interesting premise though I wish it had gone on longer!