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Christmas | Humorous | Family | Adventure | Halloween
All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello
Series: Fate with a Helping Hand, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,990. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Sometimes fate needs a helping hand...Single mother, Lauren Alexander, is shocked when her daughter asks Santa Claus for a daddy. She's struggled to provide for Kristen alone. But fulfilling Kristen's Christmas wish is a tall order. Kyle Preston, a.k.a, Santa, knows what it's like to be alone. He's determined to give Lauren and Kristen the best Christmas ever. That includes making them his family!
All Hallows' Eve by Hal L. O'ween
Price: Free! Words: 90,050. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This collection began as a Halloween flash fiction writing contest on Facebook, sponsored by Sharon Van Orman. This is not one person’s achievement, but a collective of people from around the block and around the world. Enjoy these spooky bits, for they are what makes Halloween special!
Christmas Jack-o'-Lantern by Subhajit Waugh
Price: Free! Words: 94,690. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy(4.89 from 36 reviews)
Jack, the ‘pumpkin king’ of Halloween is a supposed bad guy, whom we love to hate. Yet, when we see him whipped by devil’s henchmen till bleeding causes him to faint, we pity him. When he becomes the linchpin of Halloween and Christmas worlds, and sole protector from devil’s ruthless takeover, we start rooting for this dark hero. Can he avoid excruciating death and succeed against impossible odds?
Pebbleton-On-Edge by D A Gregory
Price: Free! Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 9 reviews)
In a quiet English seaside village Sue and her colleagues at the Parish Council think life is fun but boring, until they are shocked out of complacency when murder is discovered literally under their noses. The arrival of police and reporters alarms the unlikely new Parish Clerk, who has good reason to seek obscurity. Worse is to come, as a 200-year-old crime produces modern consequences.
Deadly Magic (A Grace Holliday Cozy Mystery) by Elisabeth Crabtree
Price: Free! Words: 99,840. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous(5.00 from 1 review)
When toy maker, Grace Holliday, attends a magic show on Halloween, she is surprised to discover her boss' wife planning to appear as a magician's assistant. She's even more surprised when the lady dies on stage a few hours later. Was it a tragic accident, suicide or murder? Grace is convinced it was murder and the only question she has is which one of her co-workers is a murderer.
The Book of Adam: Autobiography of the First Human Clone by Robert M. Hopper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,430. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010 by Doublethumb Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Science fiction » General(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Adam's memoir draws us into a world where it's soon common to have your genetic twin born after your death: the bigotry he faces in youth, haunting dreams of the man from whom he was cloned, and his inner search for his soul. A search shadowed by his fear of death and a multigenerational family drama in which, like the House Atreus, the players seem fated to struggle with the sins of the father.
Addictive Reads: The Winter Gift - 7 Uplifting Stories by Best-Selling and Award-Winning Authors by Addictive Reads, Tamara Ward, Natalie G. Owens, D.D. Larsen, Stacey Joy Netzel, Rhonda Hopkins, Alicia & Roy Street, & Anna Erishkigal
Price: Free! Words: 109,400. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.00 from 1 review)
The Addictive Reads Winter Gift Collection is seven uplifting short stories and novellas written by the award-winning and best-selling authors of Addictive Reads to brighten those cold winter days. Each will take an hour to read, perfect for those small bits of down-time around the hectic holiday season.
A World of Joy by ASMSG Authors
Price: Free! Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Grey Mouse Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Brought to you by Grey Mouse Publishing and the authors of ASMSG, A World of Joy is a collection of holiday-themed shorts. It is a Yule-tide celebration of joy, hope, renewal, and love. With stories from multiple holiday traditions, geared towards all audiences, this anthology is meant to infuse the reader with the holiday spirit of good cheer.
I Keep Thinking It's Tuesday by Barnaby Wilde
Series: The Tom Fletcher Stories. Price: Free! Words: 68,830. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Tom Fletcher sometimes sees people as donuts and uses Exchange and Mart as his guide through a life populated by topless dancers and hippopotami. Frogs, pizzas, water beds, pygmies, licorice flavoured condoms and an ostrich all have key parts to play in this murder mystery; or perhaps it's a love story; or is it just a tale about a man who doesn't own a decent jacket? … and who is Geoffrey?
UNREAL ( A Suspense Filled Abduction Crime Thriller ) by Riley Moreno
Price: Free! Words: 80,250. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Julie Edwards is a recent college graduate who is planning to go on a road trip across the country with her best friend, Kim. The day before they depart, the girls are given a party by Julie’s mother, Sharon, and her stepfather, Greg. The girls set out for one last road trip before life starts, and the nightmare begins.
A Long November and Other Tales of Christmas by Blake M. Petit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,430. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Duncan Marks is fed up with Christmas arriving in October, but his wife and son are Yuletide nuts. To make matters worse, the sudden appearance of a mysterious spirit makes it clear that the future of Christmas itself may rely on Duncan finding a way to open his heart. Duncan's story, and eight others by author Blake M. Petit, will give you the gift of new favorites you'll re-read each year.
Big Fish by Andrew Osmond
Price: Free! Words: 79,520. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2009 by Minnow Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
Innocent abroad Stuart Ward becomes a backpacker in peril when he travels to French Polynesia and the island of Bora Bora as the first stop on a Round-the-World itinerary. Arriving hopeful of adventure and romance, instead Stuart is unwittingly drawn into a conspiracy and he quickly discovers that the beautiful paradise islands are no Eden as one by one his fellow travellers begin to disappear...
Out and Back by Diane Strong
Price: Free! Words: 63,870. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(5.00 from 1 review)
Amber runs every morning, bakes home cooked meals, and keeps a spotless house. She homeschools her children, grows an organic garden and milks her own goats. But Amber Stonewall is not perfect. She is a mother who fails, a wife who is unable to show affection, a daughter who is absent and a sister who knows it all. When her mom dies, it all slaps her in the face.
Short Shorts & Longer Tales by John Muir
Price: Free! Words: 54,360. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Holiday » Family(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A collection of 13 wonderfully witty, superb suspense, and seriously sad fiction tales; situated in various locations from Japan, Australia, Philippines and New Zealand. The themes in the stories are as varied as the locations, with comedy, romance and suspense, sometimes in the one story. Lengths vary from 750 words to a 15,000 novella. Easily readable without a dictionary by your side.
Last Wish of Summer by Phillip Overton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,970. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Summer's funniest adventure is here, better be careful what you wish for. When Anton and Johnno find a bottle washed up on the shore while surfing, supposedly granting them somebody's birthday wish, neither suspects it came from their friend Tanya. So how long can she keep it a secret? What happens before the last day of summer is over now depends on two wishful surfers looking to make waves.
Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime by Steve Hockensmith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories(5.00 from 1 review)
In this collection of hilarious short stories, you'll see what thieves, killers and psychos get up to come the holidays...and it's not baking cookies. Originally published in Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazines, these nine tales from short story master Steve Hockensmith (Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Holmes on the Range) are sure to have you ho-ho-hoing from the first page to the last.
Christmas Lites by CreativeReviewPub
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,580. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Holiday » Family(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dive into a world of variety—a world of spirit with this Creative Reviews anthology. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with some short stories that entertain and encompass the true meaning of Christmas? All proceeds of this book will be donated to the NCADV.
Coconut Wireless: a novel of love, life and South Pacific gossip by Nicola Baird
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when a young Solomon Islands man and a cynical London girl step out of their comfort zones? Find out in this novel about love, life and gossip in the South Pacific. Coconut Wireless is perfect if you loved “One Day” or anything by "No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" author, or non-fiction books such as “Solomon Time” (Will Randall) or “Castaway" & "Faraway” by Lucy Irvine.
Hunting Elf, a doggone Christmas story by Dave Donelson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,100. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.33 from 9 reviews)
A puppy for Christmas! What could be better? Dan McCoy and his capable wife June find out when Santa gives them a frolicsome hairball named Elf, a Silky Terrier on the Christmas wish list of nefarious dognappers who want to steal him in a murderous scheme to win "Best in Show" at Westminster. Elf foils the plot when he brings Macy's Parade to a tumultuous halt in a comedic Christmas adventure.
Clara Claus (Snowflake Triplet #1) by Alexandra Lanc
Series: Snowflake Triplet, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 67,070. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous(4.00 from 4 reviews)
A bestseller! Jack Frost has been trying to destroy Christmas for years, and in order to save his job must complete a task he deems impossible -- until he meets Santa's granddaughter Clara, who begins to change his view of what Christmas is all about. Book 1 in the Snowflake Triplet.