Thunder Valley Press

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Thunder Valley Press focuses on quality fiction of every length in a variety of genres.

What can you expect from a Thunder Valley Press publication?

Great fiction. Novels. Short stories. Collections. Mystery, fantasy, science fiction, romance, and every now and then, a dash of erotic romance or suspense just to keep things spicy.

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Paper Bullets
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,620. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
One simple favor for her ex plunges private investigator Abby Maxon into a deadly game of cat and mouse. The job seems easy enough: find the man who's been stalking her ex-husband's girlfriend. The easy job turns tough when Abby discovers more than one potential stalker. The tough job turns deadly when someone torches Melody's car while she's inside.
The Magic of Home: an Uncollected Anthology story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A young elf risks everything to save a magical creature imprisoned in chrome and steel. Twig never planned to return to the makeshift family of misfits and hustlers and working girls she’d abandoned long ago. But when Twig and her friend find themselves fleeing for their lives, she runs to the only person she hopes she can still count on—the dwarf who rescued Twig from the street.
Carl of the Bells
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Always on the hunt for a way to make a quick buck, Joe's good buddy Carl thinks this year he's hit on a winner. Most of Carl's schemes don't pan out. This one looks like it just might, and that rubs Joe's conscience the wrong way. The only problem with having a conscience—it might tell you what's wrong, but it sure doesn't tell you how to fix it.
Long, Slow Suicide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Eli Goshen loves his wife. He has for over fifty years. He’s always taken care of her, but when she takes an unexpected gambling trip to Reno and fails to return, he has no choice but to hire a private detective to find her. A detective who’s been around gambling all her life. A detective who knows how fast a big win can turn into the biggest loss of all.
The Shape of a Name
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Spanning forty years, “The Shape of a Name” follows Anoosheh, a little girl orphaned during the war in Afghanistan. Rescued from a refugee camp, she discovers a passion for learning at a school for handicapped children. Determined to help other impoverished children succeed, Anooshesh’s teaching methods bring her in conflict with the oppressive regime of her country.
Hunger in Blue
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Matthew Reynolds worked for years to become the perfect cop, and he's finally ready for his first night on the streets. He never went to the police academy. He knew he wouldn't qualify. He's not about to let a little thing like that stop him. He'll do anything to protect and serve. Anything at all. He has no other choice.
Self Defense
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Miriam's son tries to defend himself against schoolyard bullies, he's victimized a second time by a school system that punishes the victim as well as the bully. Miriam must overcome the trauma of her own past in order to help her son learn to be strong. For bullies exist in every walk of life, and she's tired of being a victim.
Smack! A Spanking Erotica Triple Play
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,810. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Kitty Harvey's hot new erotica triple play offers up three fun, sexy, lip-smacking stories about women who just want to be spanked. Included in this collection: "Arianne Learns a Lesson," "Debbie and the Pirate," and "Nancy's Surprise." Kitty writes for mature audiences only, so check your age, leave your inhibitions at the door, and come on in!
Comstock
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A young Shakespearean actor risks his life for love in the heart of the Comstock Lode. On the way to Virginia City in 1883, Reginald Grayson and his fellow actors are robbed at gunpoint when a masked bandit attacks their stagecoach. Penniless, Reggie’s life takes a turn for the better when he attracts the attention of a secret admirer.
Here, Kitty Kitty (a Diz and Dee mystery)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Dee should have known any case involving one of the fey would lead to disaster. Much less an angry little fairy who hurls weapons at her head and yells at her in Japanese. To save her skull and find the fairy's missing ceramic kitty, Dee and her partner plunge headlong into the world of manga, anime, and cosplay. Diz might never be the same again.
The Bobs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Jane’s mom loves her new tablet. She even gave it a name: Bob. Jane has a sneaking suspicion there’s more to Bob the Tablet than meets the eye, but as long as her mom’s happy and not trying to marry her off, Jane’s happy. Then Jane receives a Bob of her own. A very insistent Bob. A Bob who can’t wait to grant Jane’s wishes.
Bluesman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Johnny learned to play the blues, Delta style, when he was just a kid. He learned about the curse back then, too, the one that strikes down the best and brightest musicians in their twenty-seventh year. But Johnny's a grown man now, and grown men don't believe in such silliness. Until he receives a special present on his twenty-seventh birthday. A present that won't leave him alone.
Wiseguys: To Have and To Hold
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
No longer forced to hide their feelings, former Jersey wiseguys Tony and Carter now live as an openly gay couple. Instead of busting heads and collecting protection money, the guys have created a life for themselves free of violence, corruption, and intolerance. Right up until an act of deliberate vandalism makes them question not only their decisions but their commitment to each other.
Wiseguys: A New Kind of Family
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Former Jersey wiseguys Tony and Carter left the mob life behind when they moved to Northern Idaho. These days they're just two guys who own an Italian deli. Nobody messes with them because they're gay. Other people aren't so lucky. The guys aren't in the protection racket anymore, but when a part-time employee asks for a favor, this time they make an exception.
Missy and the Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Five-year-old Missy really wants to see her neighbor's new kittens. He's not a very nice man, but she's sure she can sneak into his garage where the kittens live and he'll never even know she was there. Only some men will go to any length to hide their secrets, especially from a little girl whose parents don't know where she went.
Sailing Lessons
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
T.J. thought sailing lessons would cheer up his recently-dumped uncle. Good plan, right up until his uncle leaves T.J. stranded. The only good thing about the day is Rick, the sexy sailing instructor. Too bad a gorgeous guy like Rick would never take an interest in a landlubber like T.J. Or would he?
Love Among the Llamas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tired of her dead-end job and barren love life, Kate decides one morning to chuck it all and just keep driving east on the freeway. A whole wide wonderful world waits for her beyond the horizon, and it’s about time she had an adventure or two. But even in her wildest dreams, Kate never expected to run across a man like Chet. Could a llama rancher in tiny Hazen, Nevada, really be Mr. Right?
Actual Darkness
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Even with the world coming to an end, the Strip's still in business and people in Las Vegas still need a ride. With his daddy's cab and his long-time buddy riding shotgun, Jefty's happy to oblige. He's managed to avoid the worst of the end times insanity so far – right up until a naked woman lands on the hood of his cab.
In Dreams
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
For five long, lonely years, Jerome refused to believe his lover died at sea, but five years is a long time to believe in the impossible. Just when Jerome begins to accept the inevitable, a young man appears in his life. A young man with Andy's face and body, but none of his memories. A young man hunted by a strange darkness that lives in the fog.
The New Year that Almost Wasn't (Diz & Dee Mystery)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Dee always thought Baby New Year was just a clever advertising gimmick—right up until Baby New Year To-Be’s very pregnant mother goes missing. Dee’s none too happy about working on Christmas Eve, but if she and her partner, the impossible to shop for elf Dizzy G, can’t get one very important baby mama to the delivery room on time, there won’t be a new year for anyone to celebrate.
The Spirit of Christmas
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
No matter how hard he tries, Jack Jennings can't get Taylor Adams to give him the time of day. Jack understood the cold shoulder when he was just an intern at WJFG radio, but Jack's a full-fledged DJ now, just like Taylor. Sure, the guy's kind of a recluse, but Jack's never had to work this hard before to get someone to notice him. What's a guy gotta do to get a date at Christmastime?
Secret Santa
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
What's a stick-in-the-mud Scrooge to do when he discovers he actually wants to celebrate Christmas? Ollie always hated his company's yearly holiday gift exchange. This Christmas the office matchmaker rigs Secret Santa so that Ollie gets the name of the guy he's been secretly crushing on for months. The same guy who just happens to be the protégé (and some say boy toy) of Ollie's boss.
Another Door
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Mavis Trimble loves the land. Together with her husband, she made her family farm thrive. Then the aliens came, and her husband went to war. Left alone in a dying land, Mavis suffers a crisis of faith. Her daddy always said God has a plan, but Mavis can't see His plan this time around. Until an unexpected nighttime visitor changes everything.
Turning the Page
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,580. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In this brand-new five-story collection by award-winning writer Annie Reed, women of all ages face a turning point in their lives. Will they come out stronger, will they find a new love or learn how to deal with a loss, or will a new, unexpected normal overwhelm them?
A Death in Cumberland
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 121,020. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The first murder investigation of Sheriff Jill Jordan's career might well be her last. Engaged in a hard-fought election against her own chief deputy, Jill finds herself faced with the first murder in rural Cumberland, Nevada, in over a decade. The bludgeoned body of Nora Corbitt dredges up a past that more than one person in town would do anything to keep secret.
It's A Crime
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,510. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Five stories of crime, criminals, and people who refuse to remain victims. The stories in this collection include "Missy and the Man," "Strike Two," "Thief," "Firebug," and "For A Few Lattes More."
First Steps
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Fifty years ago Callie fell in love with her best friend. High-school sweethearts who spent their lives together, Callie still loves her husband, but most days Jed doesn't even know who she is. Frustrated with her life and worried about her future, things look bleak for Callie until one magical night when everything changes. BONUS: This edition includes a free copy of "How We Danced."
Strike Two
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Pickpocket Lenny Masterson has two rules he never breaks: no working kids in packs, and don't mess with anybody connected. But Las Vegas is a tough town for a small-time thief, and sometimes life throws a curveball so sweet, it would be criminal not to take a swing. BONUS: This edition of "Strike Two" includes a free copy of Annie Reed's story "Dead Things."
Dead Things
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
For years, Jerry fantasized about killing his wife. Then a freak accident on a rain-slick Oregon highway gives Jerry a chance he never thought he'd get. Only like the old adage says: Be careful what you wish for. This edition of "Dead Things" includes the free bonus story "Strike Two."
All Fall Down
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,320. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Drama » Anthologies
Childhood's not easy, at least not for the kids in this new five-story collection from award-winning writer Annie Reed. This collection includes "Uncle Charlie's Toy Store," "Harley and the Alien," "Firebug," "Jessie," and "Missy and the Man."
Reunion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Food connects us, each to the other. For one orphan raised by adoptive parents, an elaborate meal prepared for strangers becomes an unexpected gateway to a heritage beyond her wildest imagining. Includes the free bonus story "Rolo the Great."
Rolo the Great
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Rolo the Great, a courtly, pint-sized peddler of tourist trinkets, has at last found the woman of his dreams. Unfortunately for Rolo, she's trapped in the belly of a brass pig. In a place where magic co-exists with the mortal world, how can one small man with no magic of his own hope to rescue a damsel in distress? Worse still, what if she doesn't want to be rescued?
Tales From The Shadows
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,520. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In this five-story collection, award-winning writer Annie Reed takes us on a bone-chilling tour down the mean streets of The Shadows, a place where dark magic and crime rule the night. Stories in this collection include "Changeling," "Famous," "Iris & Ivy," "Don't Touch," and "Ties That Bind."
A Most Romantic Dragon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Mordived, the unserious dragon, returns in a brand new adventure! Mordived never expected to fall in love, but then again he never expected to meet the dragon of his dreams. Only how can an unserious dragon go about asking a very serious, very traditional, very large dragon for permission to date his daughter without getting himself killed? Includes BONUS story "A Most Unserious Dragon."
Soulmate From Hell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
For a low-level minion, Reba had a nice thing going, if you can call working the Soulmate Request Desk in Hell a nice thing. Then a pert young blonde named Paulette sent in a soulmate request the Boss decided to fill in a most unusual way. Reba's afterlife will never be the same again. This edition of "Soulmate From Hell" includes a complete BONUS story: "The Galaxy's Most Wanted."
Don't Touch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The locals call the dockside neighborhoods of Moretown Bay "The Shadows." In The Shadows, drug deals and prostitution don't hold a candle to the magical crimes the locals pretend not to see, because paying attention to what goes on after dark is dangerous business. For one young exotic dancer, noticing too much about her latest customer is more than dangerous -- it just might get her killed.
How We Danced
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The stroke that robbed Claudia of the use of her body left something magical behind—a doorway to the Other Place. A happy place where she can escape the limitations of the real world for a little while. If only she had someone to share it with. Someone who would take her dancing.
It's All About the Attitude
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
A little impromptu phone sex with the hunky new man in his life sounds like just the ticket to Jesse. He only has five minutes to transform himself into sex on legs for his latest gig -- a sultry, high-fashion photo shoot Jesse hopes will jump-start his ailing acting career. Will gorgeous Greg be up for the task, or will Jesse's insecurities drive him away?
Chance of Bunnies, with Occasional Toad
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Something wonderful -- something magical -- happened to Cecily when she was ten. Or did it? A visit to one of her favorite childhood places gives Cecily one last chance to find the magic she lost growing up, not only for herself, but for her Aunt Gin, a free spirit who taught Cecily the value of imagination.
Best Laid Plans
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
David Bishop hopes an afternoon at a nearly-deserted Oregon beach will provide him with some much-needed inspiration. After all, what good's an artist who's lost the will to paint? Instead of his missing muse, David finds a whole different sort of inspiration -- not to mention unexpected heat -- when he rescues a handsome surfer from the cold ocean waves.
Make Me Beg
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
A little afternoon delight turns sultry and steamy for community theater actors Daniel and Jeremy when they bring play acting into the bedroom.
Something to Remember You By
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Deeply closeted, Rick satisfies his needs with occasional one night stands on out-of-town business trips. His latest trip looks like a bust until he crosses paths with a sexy, tattooed skateboarder.
Augustus Woods and the Prince of Rock 'n Roll
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Augustus Woods believes in lust. Love? Not so much. Everything changes when Gus meets sexy rock singer Louis. All of a sudden Gus is suffering from sweaty palms and a nervous stomach. Is this love or just bad beer nuts? And if it's love, what's a guy who's got no experience in the romance department supposed to do about it?
The Holiday Collection
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,230. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This three-story collection from gay erotic romance writer Aaron Michaels includes "Snowed In, Las Vegas Style," "It's Tradition," and features a brand-new addition to Aaron's popular Wiseguys series, "Wiseguys: Change in Plans" appearing for the first time in this collection.
Essy and the Christmas Kitten
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
The heartwarming holiday story of a lonely, broken woman and the orphaned kitten who transforms her life. Essy doesn't celebrate Christmas. Not since she lost her family to a sudden act of random violence. Alone with her grief, she locks herself away and tries to pretend that the holidays simply don't exist. All that changes when Essy discovers an abandoned kitten in the snow.
Shadow Life
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,040. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Jonathan Birch fled for his life from the sex-and-drugs party scene that left his lover dead and Jonathan framed for murder. When the real murderer finds him, Jonathan's only hope of survival is his reclusive neighbor, a man haunted by his own demons.
Thief
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Before Abby Maxon was a private investigator, she was a victim of crime. When campus security shows no interest in finding the man who stole her purse, college student Abby embarks on her first investigation. But tracking down the thief who's made the campus his hunting ground is dangerous business for an amateur sleuth who's on the trail of someone far more dangerous than she realizes.
Pretty Little Horses
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An old college friend begs newly-divorced private investigator Abby Maxon to find a missing teenage girl. Is Abby's client merely a man who fell in love with the wrong person over the internet, or is he a dangerous predator? The case strikes home when Abby's own daughter asks permission to visit a friend -- a boy she met online.
Eight from the Silver State
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,000. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Award-winning writer Annie Reed likes to scare us, charm us, haunt us, and make us fall in love. She does all of that and more in this eight-story collection set in her home state of Nevada.
They Lie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Imagine driving home alone at night. You roll your window down, stop at a red light, and fiddle with the radio. Then you die. That's just the beginning of award-winning writer Annie Reed's story THEY LIE, the harrowing tale of one young woman's savage death and rebirth as a vampire.
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  • Freshman Murders on Jan. 16, 2012

    I'll admit it. Math is not my strong point, but I love a good mystery. Gerald Weinberg delivers exactly that with "The Freshman Murders." Professor Josh Rosemont not only teaches theoretical mathematics at a small college in upstate New York, he's the go-to man when his friend, the President of the United States, needs impossible encryptions cracked. To help him with his work, Rosemont's put together an international team of crackerjack graduate students who call themselves the "Residue Class." What would distract a man like Rosemont from working on decrypting documents vital to the government's case against a corporation accused of funding terrorists? An equally important case that strikes closer to home -- a serial killer who's murdering freshman girls on the college campus where Rosemont teaches. A killer who leaves mathematical clues behind. A killer who has his sights set on the newest member of the Residue Class -- brilliant fifteen-year-old freshman Libby Myers. "The Freshman Murders" skillfully weaves the threads of the two cases tighter and tighter together even as Rosemont feels himself pulled in two directions at once. The kids in the Residue Class are all stars in their own right, especially Libby, who's no one's easy victim. While mathematical riddles and clues play an important part to the mystery, Weinberg provides his readers with just the right amount of information to carry us theoretical math-challenged mystery lovers along for the ride. And what a ride it is! Annie Reed