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The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage: A Victorian San Francisco Story
By M. Louisa Locke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This short story, set in 1879 San Francisco, features two elderly dressmakers, Miss Minnie and Miss Millie Moffet, who face a moral dilemma of no small dimensions. They turn for advice to Annie Fuller, a widowed boardinghouse owner who supplements her income as a clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl.
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.
Nineteen Hundred
By Susan Koenig
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
December 31,1899. At a dinner, hosted by her landlady, to celebrate the new century,Kathryn St. Clair meets sophisticated and handsome Gideon Thomas. His air of mystery speaks to her romantic imagination. His secrets forbid him from answering her questions. He fears the truth would throw her into madness. Their new love may end drastically before it begins.
Dark Persuasion
By Vicki Hopkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,360. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(3.00 from 1 review)
Charlotte Gray couldn’t believe that anyone in high society would care to introduce her to potential suitors. After all, an accident left her blind at the age of eight. Her aristocratic neighbors have taken a peculiar interest in her welfare and offer to hold a debutante ball in her honor. When two rival brothers vie for her affections, she soon learns that love can be blind for everyone-even her.
Spring-heeled Jack and the President's Ring
By D. L. Mackenzie
Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this second novelette in the Magnetron Chronicles series, Phineas Magnetron and the Hogalum Society investigate the disappearance of President Grant's West Point ring. Their investigation becomes intertwined with the mystery of Spring-heeled Jack, the shadowy terror of England, leading them from Calais to London, and back to America for a bizarre encounter with the notorious General Southwick.
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.
Repression
By Rob Lowe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
London 1898. A woman walks the streets of Shoreditch carrying a secret that could get her killed. But how can she protect herself when she doesn't know what it is?
The Unpleasantness on Praslin
By Benjamin Chambers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In 1882, Colonel Charles "Chinese" Gordon, governor of Mauritius and the Seychelles, investigates the island of Praslin, dominated by Luc Hérault, a mysterious, tax-dodging Frenchman rumored to have occult powers. Gordon, a religious man, finds himself a guest of Hérault, who shares a suppressed Biblical text with him. But soon Gordon is offered up as a sacrifice to a massive sea serpent …
Chance Encounters
By Paul Telegdi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,840. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Chronicling the intersection of two lives, Chance and Emily's, as they meet up and separate throughout the years. Time and again they rescue each other, but can't seem to stay together as their lives are out of synch.
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?
Artful
By Martin Lake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,050. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
The Artful Dodger is thrown into prison and sentenced to be transported to Australia. A victim of persecution on board the transport ship Dodger eventually gets the better of his tormentors, or so he believes. But will the past come back to haunt him?
Jane Eyre: A Play in One Act
By Paul Olson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Plays » Ancient & Classical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Orphan Jane Eyre grows up at a charity school and takes a job as a governess to the daughter of Mr. Rochester a wealthy, but lonely man at Thornfield Hall. While she is there, she learns that nothing is as it seems. This one-act play is suitable for youth productions. A school production of this play will shed new light on a classic novel.
The Russian White
By Jonathan Broughton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,450. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
London 1853. War looms with Russia. The Russian White, the biggest diamond ever known, is in danger. The Brotherhood meets in secret. Russian spies are everywhere, and Isobel Hunt, a young lady, fights for a life of independence. Events, over which she has no control, but which she cannot ignore, force decisions upon her that affect her family, the fate of the Russian White, and even her country.
Unexpected Corollary
By Derek Scales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It's 1863 and a power struggle is developing in Melbourne between the established Chinese brothel owners, led by Che Quon, known as Charlie Che, and American Earl Christian and his team of Californian coach drivers. Young Wu is shot dead and a day later an American is found hanging from a tree. They are the first of many puzzling deaths.
On Matters Most Austere
By J. Daniel Sawyer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
If vampires, resurrectionists, or the undead are complicating your estate planning, this pamphlet is for you. Detailed instructions on how to spot and stop these blights on the landscape before they cause problems, from the Greater London chapter of the Committee to Restrict the Accidental Population.
Still Life With Lovers
By Carolyn Burns Bass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 1 review)
"It wasn’t like Gustave to storm out of the flat when Lisette opposed him. Usually Lisette would flee to Margot’s place, returning a few hours later to find Gustave sulking and sauced, but eager to make up..." A century-old diary of a young woman’s frustrated marriage and infatuation with a wild painter named Vincent Van Gogh, gives a contemporary woman new insights into her own marriage.
Ianthe's Dream
By Clova Leighton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
A PbRJV Short - Ianthe Brandon is a progressive woman – even for late Victorian England; well-educated, independent, and with a special gift. Richard Wintercombe is an aristocrat with a potentially scandalous problem. Ianthe reluctantly agrees to assist him and then becomes attracted to the man. Will Ianthe find much more than a solution to Richard's problem as they work together?
Goldie
By KC Shaw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,460. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Goldie dreams of a better life for herself, out of Colburn Supreme Steamworks plant. When a stranger turns up in her shift, Goldie wonders if he’s her ticket out. Ben is obviously more than he’s trying to appear. But when a venomous ghost rat attacks it sets off a chain of events. Now she just has to decide what, and who, she really wants.
After Magic
By Bruce Boston
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
VICTORIAN FANTASY Could Madame Tutoni, toast of five continents including Lemuria, really talk with spirits? Will stage magician, Stefphan Yarrow, ever discover real magic and ascend to the stars? Is Laslo Strand destined to end his career playing Hamlet to a monkey? How much borsch can one dwarf eat? After Magic is a quest, a love story, a fairy tale, and an historical slapstick.
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.