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Antioch by William Harlan
Price: Free! Words: 111,590. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
"Armageddon is arrived." Threatened by an unnatural plague that raises the dead, an ancient order of mystics must choose between keeping its secrets and saving humanity. Kind of like Star Wars with zombies.
The Trauermarsch (A Short Story) by Ryan M. Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Kay is transported from the confines of her music appreciation class to a mysterious land where a man-boy named Rabenold wants nothing more than to fulfill his life's mission to defeat the dreaded Trauermarsch. Approx. 1,700 words
Där mina rötter blir aska by Jonas Lejon
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: Swedish. Published: January 10, 2013 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Occult
”Hon stirrade ut genom kikhålet, men såg först ingenting, bara svärta och någonting… vitt i en gloria runt det stora svarta. Hennes panna rynkades och munnen öppnades i förvirring, tills hon insåg vad hon tittade på. Flämtande lät hon luckan falla tillbaka och backade undan över stövlar och skor. Det hade varit ett öga på andra sidan, ett öga lika kallt som natten och grovt som jord."
Lightspeed Magazine, 2012 Sampler by Lightspeed Magazine
Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by John Joseph Adams. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF--and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
The Legend of the Bloodstone by E.B. Brown
Series: Time Walkers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 103,680. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Blue Dog Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When a magical Bloodstone sends a modern day woman back in time to Jamestown, 1622, she is captured by a Powhatan warrior who is torn between his duty to kill her and his desire to keep her. As they battle against each other and the message she brings from the future, she must decide whether to return to her own time, or to make a life in the past with the man who holds her heart captive.
Forgotten Songs of Avalain by Robert Cely
Price: Free! Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The tragic story of how the Lethe, once the most beautiful and gifted of all the sons of man, became the pragmatic and sad people they are today.
The Temple of Baal-Zebub (Tale I of the Valruna Saga) by Christopher Courtley
Series: The Valruna Saga, I. Price: Free! Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A warrior-woman/sorceress from the northern steppes visits the ancient and wicked city of Bel-Athis, "The Jewel of the Sands" while traveling through strange desert lands far to the south and east. There she comes into conflict with the vicious tyrant Ammon-Zul, High Priest of Baal-Zebub, "The Lord of Flies," a devil-god who demands human sacrifice lest he unleash a terrible plague upon the city.
Goethe e la felicità nascosta by gian paolo marcolongo
Price: Free! Words: 25,970. Language: Italian. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Siamo nel 1786 e Goethe compie il suo viaggio in Italia. Giunto a Roma conosce Angelica Kauffmann, una pittrice famosa e altrattanto bella. Inizia un sodalizio amoroso con rotture e pacificazioni, finché nel 1789 non riparte per Weimar. Una storia romanzata di una relazione amorosa nascosta nella Roma di fine settecento e mai resa pubblica.
Disease by Curtis Berry
Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Tormented by a disease, where only death is the cure, a stranger fights with his will to live vs. his desire for release. Other work by Curtis Berry on Smashwords. Shades of Light: Book One of the Walker Chronicles
The Weekend Spark by Diane Barry
Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The McKenzies are trying to overcome different obstacles. A marriage of twenty years is almost coming to an end thanks to the eminent threat of divorce. In an attempt to save their marriage Daniel McKenzie schedules a romantic weekend at the Royal Hotel. Will this marriage resist? Witness every moment of this romantic weekend and find the answer to this question.
The Myth of Kalvartr: Sample Edition by Sandra Harvey
Price: Free! Words: 18,520. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic(5.00 from 1 review)
The Myth of Kalvartr is a fantasy novel set in a world plagued with curses and war. Kingdoms are divided, allegiances are shaky. Follow the heirs of the Zhan Kingdom as they try to set things right in a land consumed by fear and greed. Follow four distinct viewpoints of characters within Asarelith, from the far Frozen Lands of the north to the cursed kingdom of the east, in this sample.
Apex Magazine - Sample Issue by Apex Publications
Price: Free! Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Free sample issue of Apex Magazine! Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. This issue contains work by Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Jim C. Hines, and Maureen McHugh. Apex Magazine was a 2012 Hugo Award Nominee!
Nolander by Becca Mills
Price: Free! Words: 107,460. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban(5.00 from 1 review)
Amateur photographer Beth Ryder is in trouble: monsters are showing up in her pictures. Seized by a dangerous organization dedicated to keeping Earth's shadow world—and its frightening inhabitants—a secret, Beth must come to terms with a radically altered future, one in which her own humanity seems to be slipping away. Emanations, Book 1.
Almost Human by Destiny Howell
Price: Free! Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When fourteen year old Diana Daniels settled in to watch the boys while her dad was out, she didn't expect much trouble. Next thing she knows, there's a psycho werewolf on the loose and a mysterious woman who claims to have known her mother is her only chance for making it through the night unscathed.
History's Lover by Loren Elias
Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Theirs is a tale of forbidden love. A man who has trained his whole life to see the world only as it is falls in love with a woman who sees the world as it can be.
Den Werwolf Verhexen by Caroline Hanson
Price: Free! Words: 10,900. Language: German. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Als die freiberufliche Hexe Megan Stephens den Auftrag erhält, dem örtlichen Werwolfrudel-Führer dabei behilflich zu sein eine Partnerin zu finden, denkt sie, der Job würde einfach werden.
Sanctuary by Kris Kramer
Price: Free! Words: 105,770. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In 9th century Britain, a young priest witnesses a lone warrior save his village from savage raiders. Believing he’s seen a miracle, he follows the reclusive warrior on his mysterious trek across the island, hoping to find his own path in this brutal, chaotic world.
Chronicles of a Rock Troll: New Beginning by Jacob Donley
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Car'Al has had to deal with his difference of ideals with his rock troll tribe all his life. The conflict comes to head in this story of conflict, will, and determination.