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Christmas | Humorous | Family | Adventure | Halloween
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.
All Hallows' Eve by Hal L. O'ween
Price: Free! Words: 90,050. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween(4.83 from 6 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!
Barnaby's Shorts (Volume One) by Barnaby Wilde
Series: Barnaby's Shorts. Price: Free! Words: 31,720. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Ten short stories, including The Monkey Faced Boy, The Holey Oak, The Accidental Bank Job,The Horse that ran with the Wind and others. A mixed bag of tales ideal for reading on a plane or in a train. Gentle humour, a touch or sci fi, and a twist at the end.
A Highland Feast by Millie McQuarrie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,500. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Holiday » Family(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A beautiful story of how family, friendship and food can change your life. Set in the highlands of Scotland, this is the story of an average family escaping the city to start a new life. On their journey they meet a cast of fascinating and memorable characters and discover some wonderful recipes, each of which rounds off the chapters. A book to devour that leaves you wanting more.
Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family by L.G. Keltner
Series: Self-Help 101. Price: Free! Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Book 1 in the Self-Help 101 series Dani is a seventeen-year-old girl trying to write a self-help book about how to take over the world. She also has to navigate a tension-filled family Christmas with multiple relatives staying in the same house, and an evolving relationship with her best friend Seth. It won't be easy, but she may learn a thing or two and get a book out of it after all.
The Yeti Uprising: An IPMA Adventure for Christmas 2013 by P. Edward Auman
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Series: IPMA Shorts (Institute for the Preservation of Magical Artifacts), Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 41,230. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.60 from 5 reviews)
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Join young Joshua Manders and his friends on another IPMA (Institute for the Preservation of Magical Artifacts) adventure. Belschnikel, aka: Santa Claus, has had it with his Yeti contract labor and the North Pole is overrun. Can the IPMA with the aide of a few misfits save the day on time for Christmas?
Tidings of Murder and Woe by Cathy Spencer
Series: An Anna Nolan Mystery. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Julia Moreland, CEO of a big oil company, has a secret to announce to the press, but someone's sending her threatening notes to keep her mouth shut. Anna Nolan’s boss, Magdalena, is dating Julia’s stepson. Soon she’s turning to Anna for help, but a third criminal investigation in one year is more than Anna’s nerves can handle. A real page-turner with plenty of plot twists, humour, and romance.
Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury by L.G. Keltner
Series: Self-Help 101. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Book 2 in the Self-Help 101 Series Dani Finklemeier finished and self-published her first book, but she still isn't rich. Now she must survive a 4th of July holiday with her family, all while knowing that her parents have more knowledge about her relationship with her boyfriend than she ever wanted them to know. If she survives the holiday, she'll at least have enough material for another book.
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.
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.
The Rag Doll Cafe by Phillip Overton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,080. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The sun may have set on summer's funniest escapade, but the magic and mayhem from finding a bottle containing someone's birthday wish continues when Anton Rubinski hits the road in search of adventure. Arriving in Lighthouse Bay, this laid-back surfer crosses paths with the town's only Pastor, who may have just wished his Church away. Now thanks to Anton, the bay will never be the same again.
Coming of Age by Ros Glancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Jessica's husband of 34 years left her for a younger woman, she thought her life would be solitary thereafter. How wrong she is: with her children, grandchildren, friends and neighbours and Mother downing cans of Red Bull in her retirement home, plus the activities that go on in a small town, her life is often very funny. There is even new love. Humorous chicklit for the older woman.
Hunting Elf, a doggone Christmas story by Dave Donelson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,090. 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.
The Christmas Project (Stories From Hartford) by Amanda Hamm
Series: Stories From Hartford, Book 4. Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 60,100. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014 by Before Someday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The Christmas Project is a light Christian romance focused on the holiday season.
The Search for Mrs. Claus by Courtney Daisey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,790. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Rescue House Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Nick Claus searches annually for the perfect bride who will fulfill the prophecy. A chance encounter in Quebec introduces him to young Sophie Laurent, a lonely pastry chef with a sorrowful past. With the help of a spunky elf named Kringle, Nick seeks the heart of Sophie, but can she trust a man with so many secrets? With a bit of Christmas magic the pair look for love where neither expected it.
A Ghostly Christmas Present by J. Daniel Sawyer
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled(4.25 from 4 reviews)
For crappy Christmas presents, Detective Clarke Lantham figures most people couldn't beat getting thrown in an out-of-state jail on a trumped up charge. So when he calls up his brother for help with bail, he thinks he's prepared for the ordeal of spending a holiday weekend with relatives who put the "strange" back in "estranged. That was his first mistake.
Bah, Humbug! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella) by Heather Horrocks
Price: Free! Words: 26,830. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Lexi's kids love the Jared Strong novels, written by Kyle, who beheads a snowman to hide his villain’s ‘weapon’ inside. Unfortunately, the snowman was for Lexi’s TV show. Can there be more than unlikely friendship for a woman afraid to get close and a man with childhood shadows? Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.
Clara Claus (Snowflake Triplet #1) by Alexandra Lanc
Series: Snowflake Triplet, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 67,060. 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.
Walking the Line by Nicola Marsh
Series: World Apart, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 28,210. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Finn Ahearn’s Irish luck runs out when he travels half way around the world to Sydney. The only way he can get back on stable footing is to accept a bartending job, working for tough Aussie bar owner Ellie Finch. Ellie is a decade older than Finn but that doesn’t stop the charming Irishman from wooing her. But can a smooth-talking Irishman sway a hard-hearted cynic to believe in love again?
Memoirs of a Vending Machine by James Pollard
Price: Free! Words: 42,960. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Mike lands at Kansai Airport in Japan confident but ill prepared for his introduction to his new home. A sequence of events forces Mike on a Journey lasting all day and all night around Osaka. Meeting Mark, Jon and Jeff and other interesting and colourful characters along the way, they quickly discover the urban soul of Japan and learn enough in one day to last the rest of their time in Osaka.