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Smoke and Fears
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Series: Smoke and..., Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Marsden cannot remember his real name, nor how he came to be a valet for the schoolboy son of a powerful magician. Phantom wisps of incense and narrow glimpses of memory are all he has, until he chances upon a family secret which only compounds intrigue. What might his young master Abel know of his amnesia? What binds him to the Wensleys? And why does he, a simple valet, know fragments of magic?
Swoon
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 880. Language: British English. Published: November 23, 2013 by Rosy Garland Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Writing in the mood of the Victorian romance author. A soiree on how to take up your pen in the private world of Red Velvet Literature for the pleasurable reading of ladies of all classes.
Annie McGuire
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: American English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inspired by verse on the gravestone of a child in an old cemetery, this is the touching story of family and friends who may have surrounded the little girl buried there. Filled with love and tenderness, this tiny tale provides a view of simple times gone by, and leaves the reader with a warm heart and a misty eye.
Midway Between Heaven and Hell
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Price: Free! Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Suspense. Love. Murder. Revenge. Backstabbing business partners, disloyal lovers, and a madman seeking revenge. The madman’s plan: send the to hell with all the pomp and circumstance an event like this deserves! Will Bobbie Flanagan, a nervous young man with nothing to lose, be able to stop? Read this “twisted tale of revenge” (Lia Burres, Goodreads) to find out.
The Invitation
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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.
Seamus Tripp & the North Star Witch
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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.
Silk and Scandal
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Series: Silk, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013 by Decadent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
~Book One of The Silk Series~ Eight years ago, Thomas Cartwright and Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons were friends. Now, Lady Nicola is back in London, bringing tales of scandal with her. Thomas, a respectable barrister and new member of parliament, cannot be associated with scandal...but Nicola won’t let him ignore her.
Luftigel and Doppelgänger
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Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,840. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In this fifth volume of the Magnetron Chronicles series, Magnetron’s mysterious disappearance in 1901 is revealed, as are his romantic interests. Having journeyed to Berlin, the Hogalum Society members seek to clear their names and hunt down Eldridge Compost before he can do more harm. In so doing, they will be drawn into Compost’s schemes, culminating in a battle to the death over German skies.
Toneelstuk: Zotte Charlotte
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,680. Language: Dutch. Published: March 28, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Charlotte, de dochter van Leopold I, huwt op jonge leeftijd met Maximiliaan van Oostenrijk. In 1860 krijgt hij de keizerskroon van Mexico aangeboden. Kort daarna ontvlamt een burgeroorlog, wordt hij gefusilleerd... en Charlotte krankzinnig. Of toch niet? Want waarom sluit het Belgische koningshuis haar eigenlijk op, voor de rest van haar leven, in het kasteel van Boechout, bij Meise?
An Automated Death (STEAMPUNK)
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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.
The Second Mate's Cup of Tea
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(SHORT STORY: HISTORICAL) Queen Victoria's seventy-first birthday. An Englishman far from home and homesick. All he wanted was a cup of English tea. Served properly. On clean china. On clean table linen. In the small port of Garibaldi, Oregon, in the dining room of the town's finest hotel what he got was something annoyingly different.
Bloody Rain - Murder, Madness & the Monsoon
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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.
Wessex Tales: "The Dorset Ooser Dines" (Story 26)
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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.
Wessex Tales: "Crossing" (Story 31)
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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]
The Worth of Rubies - A Victorian Short Mystery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Fiddlehead Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Noble ladies are falling victim to a string of brazen public jewelry robberies, but the inquisitive Miss Isabelle Strathmore suspects more is afoot than mere theft… A Victorian-set short mystery of approx. 5,000 words. Includes a bonus chapter of Anthea's RITA-nominated Victorian romantic adventure, PASSIONATE.
Of Secrets, Letters, and Lions
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Series: Secrets of the Lion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(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.
High Crimes and Miscreants
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Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this fourth volume of the Magnetron Chronicles series, Phineas Magnetron and the Hogalum Society find themselves the victims of a treacherous plot by the perfidious League of Miscreants. Framed, captured, jailed, and betrayed by one of their own, they must regain their freedom despite overwhelming evidence. In so doing, they solve a host of mysteries and set the stage for a pivotal battle.
The Spiritualist Episode
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this short story, Commander Ian Rollins from “The Thunderbolt Affair” is enjoying a rare respite from prepping his submersible crew for deployment to the Cape of Good Hope when he is summoned by the enigmatic Mr. Cooper-Smythe. This time the Admiralty’s clandestine agent requires his assistance to investigate a clairvoyant with an affinity for fire.
Imagination
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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.
Wicked Down Below
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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.