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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Harley and the Alien
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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A lot of things in George Wannamaker's life didn't go according to plan. A simple little recon mission left him stranded in the desert north of Reno for decades. Who could blame him for wanting a family? Well, his bosses might. See, George isn't exactly from this time zone.
The Patient Z Files
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,090. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Five chilling stories of the zombie apocalypse. This collection includes Annie's popular zombie stories "Patient Z," "Bait," "Jessie," and "Ella and Mo," as well as her new story "Zombie Parade," appearing for the first time in this collection.
Ella and Mo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Mo was a small-time hood until the undead took over Las Vegas. Then he ran into Ella, a kid who packs a gun instead of a teddy bear. Now Mo spends his days driving Ella around the Nevada desert and his nights locked in the trunk of his own car. Ella and Mo: two strangers with one uneasy partnership it won't take much to break. Includes BONUS story "Bait."
That Kind of Face
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Ever have a stranger tell you something they shouldn't? That happens all the time to the middle-aged woman in this story by award-winning writer Kris Sparks. But this particular office worker happens to have a deadly little side business. Under the right circumstances, she'll take care of the person causing you grief. Even if you don't want her to.
Night of the Cruisers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In this chilling tale that blurs the line between gangster fiction and the classic ghost story, former hitman Vince figures he’ll be safe from the mob boss he ratted out as long as he keeps a low profile. He doesn’t count on payback in the form of wannabe gangster cars. Cars that shouldn’t exist on this side of the grave.
A Most Unserious Dragon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Mordived doesn't want to be a very serious dragon like his father. Rather than slay knights and eat virgins, Mordived wants to make people laugh. Such career aspirations are highly frowned upon in the world of dragons, so Mordived sets out on his own to prove that dragons don't have to be fierce to coexist with men. Or do they? Includes the BONUS story "A Most Romantic Dragon."
Lady of the Deep
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Beneath the calm water of a man-made lake lurks a terrible secret. When his girlfriend convinces Greg to spend a sweltering day at the lake, he figures he’ll come home with a dandy case of sunburn. He doesn’t expect he might not come home at all. Something’s been waiting in the deep water for a man just like Greg. Something hungry. Something out for revenge.
The Forever Soldier and Other Future Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,150. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Five stories of a distant -- and not so distant -- future. This collection from prolific short story writer Annie Reed includes the poignant "The Forever Soldier" and "The Liar," cautionary tales "Human Interest" and "Reboot," and the award-winning "One Sun, No Waiting."
Uncle Charlie's Toy Store
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Uncle Charlie likes kids. He likes kids so much he even has his own television show just for kids and a toy store with every kind of toy a kid could want. Uncle Charlie’s toy store is five-year-old Daniel’s favorite place. Right up until Uncle Charlie shows Daniel the kind of toys he’s never seen before. Toys that look mean. Toys that have teeth.
The Warrior Women of Apartment 3-C
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Beware a roommate with an enchanted sword, an annoying fiancé, and a video game addiction. Rose just wants a quiet night's sleep alone in her room with her cat. Instead, thanks to her roommate Wendell's nosy fiancé and the enchanted sword Wendell bought for his wedding, Rose finds herself sucked into a wild adventure she never expected. An adventure she'll be lucky to survive.
The Liar [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Who would you spend time with if time itself was running out? Marie chooses to spend her last few hours with the people she loves. She tells each one they're her favorite, but they know Marie lies, even to herself. It's what she does best. But can she do it well enough to save them all?
Names in the Sand [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After losing her husband to cancer, newly-widowed Cissy takes a solo car trip along the Oregon coast in the hope of reliving happier memories. She needs the time alone to think. To rid herself of the guilt she feels over her husband's death. To discover who she is now that she's no longer Harry's wife. The answers come from a place Cissy never expected, and it all starts with a name in the sand.
Jessie
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Tommy knows the rules. Stay off the logs on the beach. Walk near the water but don't get your feet wet. If the sick try to get you, don't stop to think, just drop, roll, and run away fast. Tommy's still alive because he followed the rules. Then he meets Jessie, a girl who doesn't believe in rules, not even the most important rule of all: tell people if you're sick. Includes BONUS story "Patient Z.
Peaches [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Henry and Marianne met over sub sandwiches, just a chance encounter between two strangers waiting in line. They ate lunch together, just the two of them and Marianne's dog, Peaches. But life is never as simple for people as it is for dogs, not when strangers discover what they really want from one another. Kris Sparks is an award-winning author of mystery, suspense, and literary fiction.
Cleo and the Scout
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Cleo's superstitious neighbors think she's a witch. Cleo wants them to. She worked hard over the centuries to learn to disguise her true form beneath a ragged shawl and long skirts, and she's happy with her status as the neighborhood outcast. Now if she could only get one determined Cub Scout on a quest of his own to leave her alone. Includes BONUS contemporary fantasy story "Homeless."
Bait
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Sarah, George, and Holly, three survivors with nothing in common except a serious need not to be eaten. Former party-girl Holly can take care of herself in this new world of the undead. She's got a gun and a baseball bat, and she's not afraid to take out anyone who's infected. Holly's one tough chick, alright. Right up until one little girl changes everything. Includes BONUS story "Ella and Mo."
Iris and Ivy, a Tale from The Shadows [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Iris and Ivy, not so identical twins. Ivy - a wild child, always up for a good time. Iris - practical and rule-bound, her magic kept under tight control. Ivy - murdered by a man she didn't know. Iris - on the hunt for her sister's killer. Ivy can't find peace until her killer is caught, but who will protect Iris from the man who murdered her twin?
My Cousin, the Rabbit [a Diz and Dee mystery]
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Instead of eggs, this Easter private detective Dee and her grumpy but gorgeous elf partner Diz are on the hunt for Dee’s missing cousin. The Easter season’s been tough on Harold ever since a budding wizard turned him—temporarily—into a six-foot tall white rabbit. Did an overload of bunny-themed advertising finally do Harold in? Or is someone out to settle an old score with the former rabbit?
Patient Z
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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Madge didn't intend to uncork a plague. She just went dumpster diving like she did every night, lifting recycles from other people's trash to turn into a little extra cash. Sure, she cut her hand on a broken bottle and now she's got a fever, but it's just a cold. That's all. Then why is she so hungry?
My Father, The Popsicle [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jodi thought she was an orphan, right up until a lawyer contacts her out of the blue to ask what she intends to do about her father. It turns out Jodi's father had himself cryogenically frozen. The company that's kept him on ice is going out of business, and everyone's turning to teenage Jodi to make decisions on behalf of a man she never met.
Famous
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jeremy has a plan. He wants to make a name for himself. He even has one picked out: Lady Killer. Like any virtuoso, Jeremy’s practiced his art. Now he’s ready for a real kill. Tonight he’s hunting for the perfect victim in The Shadows, a place where magic and crime go hand in hand. An unforgiving place for a budding serial killer who wants to be famous.
Just My Luck [a Diz and Dee mystery]
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Human precog Dee and her gorgeous elf partner Diz make a great team. So why would Dee investigate a case without him? With Diz off for the day doing some mysterious “elf thing,” Dee searches on her own for the missing love of her new client’s life. Did the woman get a case of cold feet, or is her disappearance part of an elaborate plot to separate Dee’s client, a leprechaun, from his gold?
Changeling
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Rory drives a cab in The Shadows, a neighborhood where anything illegal with a magical bent can be bought or sold, and even worse crimes go on behind closed doors. Rory's searching for answers in the only place he believes he can find it - among the changelings who work the streets in The Shadows. Changelings who will become anyone for a price. Even Rory's murdered wife.
Ties That Bind
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A young wizard fights for her life in this dark tale of magic and corporate espionage. When Nell's father died, she took over the company he built from the ground up. A company with a big time problem. Someone's deliberately sabotaging the spells the company uses to enhance its products. If she can't find the culprit, she'll lose everything her father gave his life to protect, including her soul.
Human Interest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Paradise. A wind-swept mining town on a far-flung planet, and the latest stop for Samuel, a burned-out vid reporter stuck on the human interest circuit. Paradise. A town on the edge of the Big Nothing, the black emptiness between galaxies. Paradise. A town with a chilling secret. A secret that will change Samuel’s life forever.
For a Few Lattes More [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Terri grew up watching spaghetti Westerns on TV. She never expected to meet a real cowboy, especially not one who parks his horse in front of the Starbucks where grad-student Terri works nights. She might like movie cowboys, but this guy's just plain weird. Plus, he's a little too interested in the poster of a girl who went missing from the college campus next door.
Omens and Oracles and Eros, Oh My [a Diz & Dee mystery]
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The God of Love wants to hire human precog Dee and her grumpy but gorgeous partner Diz to find his missing daughter. No fan of Valentine’s Day herself, Dee would rather not take the job. But no one in her right mind turns down one of the old gods—especially one equipped with pointy arrows—even if the job involves tracking down a headstrong teenage goddess who doesn’t want to be found.
Last Call [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
For hard drinker and con man Jake, last call means his last shot to find a woman willing and desperate enough to take him in for the night. Only tonight his luck runs out, and Jake finds himself out in the cold with nowhere to go. What starts out as a search for someplace warm to pass the night quickly turns into a chance for Jake to be a hero and finally put the ghosts of his past to rest.
One Sun, No Waiting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Time is running out for Jimmy, an old Nevada motel owner. He intends to keep on with business as usual as long as he can, even as the sun grows dimmer and civilization falls apart around him. He counts himself lucky that the lawlessness plaguing Las Vegas hasn’t touched him yet. Then a nervous traveler and his little boy check in, and Jimmy’s shotgun goes missing.
After
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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What comes after we're done with this life? For elderly cartoonist Belle Creedy, a news story about the scattering of Jerry Garcia's ashes near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco the day before leaves her with a keen sense of her own mortality. Belle's lived a full life, what some would call the life of a crazy, old hippy vagabond, but does that mean she's ready to let it all go?
Night Passage
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A nighttime drive on a lonely desert highway turns perilous for a single mother and her rebellious teenage daughter. A near-accident in the Nevada desert strands Joleen and her daughter Casey miles from civilization. Forced to rely on each other, Joleen and her daughter must confront the secrets and overcome the anger that destroyed their once close relationship.
Night Dancer [a short story]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In the winter of 1891, ex-soldier Virgil Dean, broken by life, leads a solitary, nomadic existence with only a bottle of whiskey for company. One night a young stranger appears in the shadows beyond Virgil's camp. Virgil believes the man simply wants to share the warmth of the fire, but guilt and sorrow call more than just men out of the dark, lonely night.
Hunters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Shelly used to be human. Now she hides her true nature behind a bass guitar and a low-rent rock band persona, always on the lookout for the perfect prey to feed her never-ending hunger. She chooses her victims carefully. But in a world where predators hide in plain sight, even the most careful hunter can make a deadly mistake.
Homeless
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Long after the old gods left earth for the stars, Hera wanders the streets of the modern world as a haggard old homeless woman. When street thugs attack her, the once-powerful and haughty goddess must rely on the unexpected bravery and kindness of a crippled mortal, a man who reminds Hera far too much of the lame son she cast out of heaven.
Reboot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
On the eve of his retirement, time travel hero Langford Russell discovers a deadly secret about the program he helped pioneer. Instead of observing history, the program used Lang to alter the past in a plan to exterminate the human race. The fate of the world rests on Lang's aging shoulders as he makes a final trip to the past in a desperate attempt to stop the program before it can begin.
Roger's Christmas Wish
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
Life hasn't been the same for young Roger since his grandmother moved in, taking his room and making his parents unhappy. Roger knows he’s too old to believe in Santa, but Santa’s the only one who can make this Christmas right. All Roger has to do is catch Santa on Christmas Eve so he can make one last wish that will save his family’s Christmas.
The Case of the Missing Elf [a Diz and Dee mystery]
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Christmas comes early for private investigator Dee and her partner, the grumpy but drop-dead-gorgeous elf Dizzy G, when Santa's elves hire Diz and Dee to find Santa's missing stand in. Santa's taken a sabbatical, and only one elf at the North Pole can fill the big man’s shoes. An elf who’d rather compete in professional food-eating contests than spend one more holiday in Santa’s sleigh.
The Galaxy's Most Wanted
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A little lie here, an embellishment there, what's the harm? One would-be Lothario discovers exactly how inventive a woman scored can be when the morning after doesn't quite live up to the night before. What's a guy to do when he suddenly finds himself the galaxy's most wanted man? This edition of "The Galaxy's Most Wanted" includes the BONUS story "Soulmate From Hell."
Firebug
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2010 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00)
An empty, rundown house. An unlocked door. Two kids with a stolen lighter and a need to watch something burn. Award-winning writer Annie Reed's deadly tale of what happens when best friends, out for a little fun, take their new game one step too far.


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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