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Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)
By Shayne Parkinson
Series: Promises To Keep, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 150,690. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2009. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
0.75 star(4.78 from 69 reviews)
In 19th Century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice. Book 1 of "Promises to Keep".
The Stolen Valley
By R.J. Turner
Price: Free! Words: 86,010. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
In the hot, dry summer of 1889 three young people meet in the Vyrnwy valley, mid Wales, where the dam is almost complete behind which a large lake will form to supply Liverpool with water. Passions and jealousies develop. The lake fills prematurely with disastrous consequences for a young English girl and a handsome young Welshman. The story mixes history and fiction in a most compelling way.
White Christmas - a short story
By EH Walter
Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
0.5 star(4.40 from 5 reviews)
See the other side of a Victorian Christmas through a housekeeper's eyes. Christmas is the biggest day of the year for Felicity and all the other servants at the de Veyney London house. There is food to prepare and guests to accomodate, including drunken cousins and amorous sisters. But no matter who they are or what their position, they all long for a white Christmas.
Roses for Cassandra
By A.E. Moseley
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
0.75 star(3.67 from 3 reviews)
This is the small, but pleasant tale of how the theater brought together two lovers: a dancer and a stagehand.
The Faith: Book I of the Uprising Trilogy
By Michael Seeley
Price: Free! Words: 96,670. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
When religious radicals murder the King of Riktenburg and replace him with an imposter, it's up to two young Englishmen to save the kindgom. But how can they when they're being chased by The Faith?
The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum
By D. L. Mackenzie
Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this first novelette of the Magnetron Chronicles series, eccentric Nineteenth Century inventor Phineas J. Magnetron reveals his association with the secretive Hogalum Society. When his mentor and Society founder Dr. Hogalum dies, Phineas embarks on a daring and improbable caper to bring the good doctor's greatest dream to fruition posthumously, thus unearthing a haunting and compelling mystery.
The Invitation
By VR Christensen
Price: Free! Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
When Arabella and Mariana Gray are presented with an invitation to assume residence in their landlord's grand country estate, a decision must be made. It isn't as simple a matter as it seems. The Invitation is bonus material—the first five chapters of the original version of Cry of the Peacock—reworked to be told as a short story.
Costumes and Filigree: A Novel of the Phantom of the Opera
By Dayna Stevenson
Price: Free! Words: 128,480. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In this not-so-serious retelling of the Phantom of the Opera, Christine Daaé, a rather bratty girl who lives to become a diva, is horrified to discover that her mentor, whom she believed to be an angel, is really a monstrously-disfigured man. But as she works to accomplish her goals of fame and fortune, she realizes that it is really her genteel fiancé, Raoul de Chagny, who is the true monster.
Of Secrets, Letters, and Lions
By A.E. Moseley
Series: Secrets of the Lion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
"Father has started keeping secrets so deep and so large that he has locked himself in his study..." so starts the series of letters that Hannah Hunt sends to her best friend in America. With her friend's encouragement, Hannah teams up with her younger sister in hopes of solving the mystery surrounding their father. But what the girls are unaware of is just how dark and deadly his secrets are.
Wicked Down Below
By Susan Cogan
Price: Free! Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Miriam Walker lives and works in the big city in 1902. There are monsters out in the dark streets but they are nothing compared to the wickedness humans get up to. Miriam battles wickedness both human and inhuman while always remaining prim and ladylike.
Wessex Tales: "Crossing" (Story 31)
By Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Long ago, the ancient lady in the darkened bed had been the first white woman to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Or had she been the first to walk around it? Whatever the truth, that legend from her lifetime would soon die with her. Unconscious on her deathbed, scenes from her life run through her head while caregivers chatter around her. [1976]
Wessex Tales: "The Dorset Ooser Dines" (Story 26)
By Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In the village of Child Okeford a ‘Bull’ or 'Ooser' used to show up uninvited at Christmas festivities, causing mayhem. One guest at his manor's annual ball sees an opportunity to make a good match for his daughter. He pays the Ooser to carry her off. Rescued by her otherwise timid suitor, the girl's future is assured. *The Plain Text version cannot display the photo of the Ooser in this tale.
Imagination
By M. Tayyab
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
what if a man indulges himself in imaginations. It is a story about a beggar in olden times wandering the streets with in extraordinary power of visualization. His imaginations introduce him to the art of transition between real and imaginary worlds.
Bloody Rain - Murder, Madness & the Monsoon
By Rick Spilman
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Bloody Rain is a short story set in the 1880s on the sailing ship, Queen Charlotte, in the Hoogly River off the Calcutta and in the Bay of Bengal - a tale of murder, madness and the monsoon.
Seamus Tripp & the North Star Witch
By Jon Garett
Series: The Adventures of Seamus Tripp. Price: Free! Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Old and New Worlds clash in a farming community on the frozen Minnesota prairie. Can Seamus Tripp and the kids break a Norse witch's enchantment over the town? He's Seamus Tripp, Loremaster.
An Automated Death (STEAMPUNK)
By Teresa Reasor
Price: Free! Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young boy's spirit possesses an automaton he and his father are building to offer his grief stricken parent comforting messages. When the man who killed him becomes obsessed with the machine, he and the boy’s father are set on a collision course guaranteed to cause tragedy.
Fires I Would Like To Know
By Hannah Johnson
Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
'He tells me, like a regular Bluebeard, never to visit the third floor.' What if Jane Eyre had found another source of fascination at Thornfield Hall?
A Crack in Time
By Linda Arditto
Price: Free! Words: 1,640. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
1 star(4.94 from 18 reviews)
Set in 1851 England, A Crack in Time is the short, short story of a young man, John Pitt, who has the most extraordinary experience. 'The Beast Within' will be published April, 2014.
The Lost Souls of Cinnamon Pass
By Robert Erdman
You set the price! Words: 121,630. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Portrays the life and times of a 'working stiff', a hardrock gold miner in the old West. A Denver attorney interviews a 97 year-old 'hold-out' in a land deal. The resulting friendship between the lawyer and the last survivor of the turn of the century gold mining camps provides a backdrop for a compelling message of greed and redemption. Inspired by true events.
On the Other Side
By Brianna Webber
Price: Free! Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Mae and Ben are polar opposites. They live and work on a cotton plantation in southern Georgia. Mae is thought to be nameless, and commands high respect, while Ben is clumsy and a coward. But when Mr. Martin shows up, Mae and Ben are thrown into a whirlwind of decisions. The risk of death and recapture, hang over their heads. Will they run to freedom, or will they stay, where their stories are.