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Fiction Vortex - July 2013
Price: Free! Words: 45,170. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This issue of Fiction Vortex introduces some new subgenres that we haven't published before, including fractured fairytale, high fantasy, steampunk, and space western. Fiction Vortex publishes two new science fiction and fantasy stories each week. All stories in this issue appeared on the site during the month of July 2013.
Spirit Singer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,310. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Will Amarynth embrace her heritage as a Spirit Singer in time to save her people from The Beast?
The Emperor's Agent
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,940. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Courtesan, actress, medium -- spy. 1805: Europe stands poised on the brink of war. Elza is content with her life in the demi-monde, an actress and courtesan in the glittering society of France's First Empire, but when her former lover is arrested for treason, Elza is blackmailed into informing on her friends and associates. She must become the secret agent of Napoleon Bonaparte!
Elementens väktare
Price: Free! Words: 68,980. Language: Swedish. Published: July 30, 2013 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Efter en tragisk händelse, för svår för Karima att återhämta sig från, flyr hon från sin fosterfamilj och sina plikter som den blivande Eldväktaren. Hennes självvalda isolering pågår i tre år; ända tills hon tvingas bryta den för att försöka avvärja den fara som hotar eldens elementarandar, vilka hon som Väktare är utsedd att bistå.
EverDare (Book 1 of the Eternity Duet)
Series: The Eternity Duet, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 93,300. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Awyer composes. He draws his hand along my spine. “If you do not exist, then I will not exist either. Make me as you are. Make me unseen. We can be together then.” A war of magicks rages.
De Andra Sagornas Bok
Price: Free! Words: 43,990. Language: Swedish. Published: July 30, 2013 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Det finns de som aldrig fick sin saga berättad. I år efter år har dessa sagornas bifigurer bidat sin tid i böckernas marginaler, otåligt väntande. Ytterligare andra har stillatigande tvingats bevittna hur deras saga förvanskats till oigenkännlighet. Förgäves har de väntat på upprättelse. Väntat på att de nedpräntade bokstäverna ska bilda de ord som gått förlorade.
Short Trip: A Tale of Taloria
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Flash fiction from the world of Taloria. James takes fate into his own hands when he chooses to ignore everyone's warnings about going out alone. This trip may be shorter than he anticipated.
In Defense of Honor: A New Original Fairy Tale
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: American English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A new, original Fairy Tale by up-and-coming author Sarah Alyssa McCown! The daughter of Goodness and Strength has always wanted just a little bit more than the village of Hesitation. When she is the only one standing between Malady and the people of the village, will Honor give into Fear?
The Rise of the Red Shadow
Series: Book of Deacon, Volume 0.5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180,290. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Before he was a legendary assassin and mythic hero, the creature known as Lain was just a simple malthrope, frightened and alone. The Rise of the Red Shadow tells the story of his tragic youth, beginning with his days on a plantation in Tressor and following him through the painful tragedies and thrilling trials that would one day lead him to greatness in the pages of The Book of Deacon.
The Ghost In The Kettle
Series: Short Stories, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A slightly different version of this ghost story was published in Midnight Times # 18, Summer 2007, under the title "In The Kettle". When Jeff first heard about the ghost at the Phoenix Tire Retreading Plant he thought the old timer was pulling his leg, but when a young coworker told him the ghost wanted to talk to him he had to change his thinking.
Spark
Series: Hellfire Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,360. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Distinguished Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-five years ago, a demon hunter dared rise against an ancient demon family, the Saligia—the Seven Deadly Sins—and was cursed for her defiance. The curse appeared in the guise of an innocent: the huntress’s own daughter, Ardentia, who had been born with a demon soul attached to her own. Ardentia comes to seek her mother's freedom from the curse. Her effort is slowed by the demon awakened.
Destiny Blues
Series: Hand of Fate, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,470. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In this urban fantasy, Shore Haven’s favorite meter maid, Mattie Blackman, is being followed by a growing horde of demons, with more showing up every day. turns to Shore Haven's paranormal community and discovers the shocking details of her past which will change her future forever.
Hammers in the Wind (Book One of the Northern Crusade)
Series: The Northern Crusade, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 93,260. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Writer's Edge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Chaos has come to the northern kingdom of Delranan. King Badron’s house is invaded; his son murdered and his daughter kidnapped. Badron’s desire for revenge pushes the north into a long anticipated war. Confident of neighboring Rogscroft’s involvement in the attack, Badron orders his feared Wolfsreik, an army without equal, to attack and destroy his enemies.
After the Fairytale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,700. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
The dream of living happily ever after is sometimes a nightmare. Meet Cinderella, 10yrs after her sudden marriage - and ascent to power.
Love Hurts (The Channie Series Book 2.5)
Series: Channie, Book 2.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » General
"Love Hurts" A Channie Series companion novelette (approximately 8,000 words). What really happened between Kassie and Hunter on Valentine's Day? ***WARNING: This story is told from Hunter's POV and takes place in a hotel room, so yeah, it's steamy.***
Blood & Bone
Series: The Iron World Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Guardian Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Follow Avery Quinn as she sinks deeper into the world of Faerie. Can she balance living in her world and the magical one she's come to love so much? Old secrets are revealed and ancient politics arise as Avery and her band of friends try to save Faerie and her humanity.
Plasma Frequency Issue 7
Price: Free! Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fiction By: J. W. Alden Milo James Fowler Julie Frost K. S. O'Neill Nanci Schwartz Steve Simpson J. S. Watts Eleanor Wood Art: Cover art by Laura Givens Book Review: Mermaid by Kate O'Connor
Unmarked (Waterman)
Series: Waterman. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,390. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
"Fair play" is the motto of the Third House at Narrows School, but that motto takes on a different meaning when a lonely member of the Third House is secretly wooed by a young man from a rival House. . . . This novel can be read on its own or as the third and final story in the "Master and Servant" volume of Waterman, a historical fantasy series.
Blood Guardians (Blood Guardians #1)
Series: Blood Guardians. Price: Free! Words: 60,310. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
They are untouched by time, and ravaged only by silver, the sun, and decapitation. They travel where they will and take to themselves humans to be their eternal companions. One such creature, a vampire with the appearance of a young man, finds himself in a small, dusty town in Ohio in 1837. There the Blood Moon, an ancient force spoken only in legends, forces him to take a young woman to him.
Дело Ведьмы (A Witch´s Lot)
Price: Free! Words: 29,140. Language: Russian. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The young and beautiful Wanda who has been born in a heat of inquisition when ancient prophecies carry out cruel dictatorship, follows the destiny and becomes the witch. It helps the disadvantaged and very much tries to do only good, but falls into a trap severe reality of the Middle Ages with stone cellars, fires and inquisition tortures.