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Disease
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When journalist Hunter MacIntyre is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, he realizes that his life is about to change, not to mention that he’s been handed a certain death sentence. Disease is a story of Alzheimer’s, seen through the eyes of one affected family.
The Infinite Jeff (part 2): A Parable of Change
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,430. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Please read part 1 before reading this part. Stanley, an out of work tech writer, gets a short-term contract job across the country. Of the three areas he feels give meaning to life: family, work, religion; he has left the only one of the three which has meaning to him, family, to go be ‘just a tech writer’ at ‘just another company.’ But ...
Pizza With Panache
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,270. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Legal
Pizza With Panache, a satire, is about Fred Farquhar, a pizza franchise owner, who goes for easy money by trading on inside information from a Wall Street buddy. Nick Papadakis, an overworked SEC enforcement lawyer who is fed up with his job, is told to investigate. Obstructed by defense lawyers and harassed by supervisors, Nick hopes for a way to escape his job while Fred hopes to escape Nick.
Red Soil Through Our Fingers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,880. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A Mars colonist accepts a deal with a mining company to start a new life on humanity's off-world frontier. But idealism turns to unease when reality becomes darker than the fine print foretold. With his farm under bio-genetic attack and the most powerful player on the planet as an enemy, Mahela has no choice but to run... and expose economic slavery on an interplanetary scale.
Dancing the Maypole
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,650. Language: British English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Taller than most men, Isabel de Bourbon has rejected numerous proposals of marriage. There is only one honourable man big enough to be her flesh and blood hero. A private scribbler of romances, Isabel has been penning the adventures of Pierre, a literary doppelganger of Peter Smirke, Viscount Adderbury.
Redeeming a Rake
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 73,290. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Geoffrey Lyndsey Grayson, the thirteen Duke of Lyndhurst, is trapped in an emotional winter. His childhood dream of finding love is frozen under thick sheets of ice along with his heart. He feels nothing but discomfort as he passively waits for death to end the nothingness. He knows it's too late for love...
The Drink
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Andrew Frery is a recovering alcoholic and a politician at the end of his career. He's moving out of his county commission office when he gets a visit from an unexpected visitor delivering devastating news. But an opportune encounter the day before may save Andrew.
Spermjackers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
(Short Story) Reproductive rights? A concept to cherish, but when a devastating plague sterilizes all but a handful of the men in the solar system, such noble sentiments fly out the airlock. True, the resulting chaos brings untold opportunities, but for Mr. Aiken, a fertile junior officer aboard the freighter Wedding Vows, the choices boil down to slavery or, well, another kind of slavery.
Warning Signs
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Angie Sterling's new Victorian fixer-upper was cheap, so she jumped in with both feet. When the disturbances start, it becomes clear that Angie got more than she bargained for. Could the neighbors be right about a ghost driving out the previous owners? Or is another danger lurking in the turn-of-the-century home?
Malocclusion, tales of misdemeanor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,580. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tempting little wrongs, moral dilemmas, subconscious desires. Blinded by self-deception, even the best of us are led astray. In these fourteen stories, you'll encounter familiar misdemeanants from every walk of life and their unwitting—or complicit—victims.
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Series: 46. Ascending. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 134,670. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Texan teenager discovers that she possesses strange powers she can barely control. As her innocence collides with a world where young women are bartered and sold, a stranger makes an unexpected offer. He will teach her how to save her missing friends, but she will never be normal again. She accepts his challenge to show those guilty of unspeakable crimes just how powerful a young woman can be.
Scribbler Tales Volume Three
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
Scribbler Tales Volume Three includes: Hidden Lies, Nightmare, Payback, The Night Stalker and Turning Point.
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Series: 46. Ascending. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,670. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Alex once walked away from a rare ability to warp time. Now, he needs to relearn the skill quickly. To protect his daughter he must stop the school he teaches at from turning the clock backwards to an era of white supremacy. An old friend needs Alex to solve an ancient mystery. Both are possible, but only if Alex can learn to control his temporal talents before he runs out of time.
A Companion for Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,150. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A Regency Romance. Penryth Bowen knows Lily Leigh is in need of rescue, but saving her means making her his wife. He’s undecided until he discovers Lily has been battered black and blue, but true kindness is a condition that requires self knowledge of one’s motives and an understanding that even well meant actions can have unforeseen consequences that are anything, but kind.
A Place in Heaven
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 72,950. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
After witnessing a horrible tragedy in which his beloved wife is killed, John Sanford, a veteran from the Gulf War, finds himself living in the streets of Austin, Texas as another homeless man. His fortuitous encounter with Julia Chavez, the manager of a downtown branch of the Bank of Austin, changes his entire life.
Scribbler Tales Volume Four
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
Scribbler Tales Volume Four includes: Abducted, Cunning, Enamored, Reckless, Safeguard.
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Series: 46. Ascending. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,000. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.40 from 10 reviews)
A Nigerian beauty searching for her captive sister seeks a fellow psychic to help her. What she finds is a cranky Texan who denies her own talents. An ancient group of telepaths known as x0 wants to ignore both women, but how can they? The sister's captors are turning more dangerous, and common links are forging these two radically different women together in ways that even x0 barely understands.
Guest of Honor: A Novelette
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,390. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Megan Dust, after recently losing her parents, hitches a ride with Bart Simms, a Minneapolis attorney. Along the way, they meet up with a local farming family, and in exploring their backwoods home, Megan uncovers a secret that leads to a bloody trail of a crazed killer.
Drinking Problem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Six year old Amy Burkett was killed by Colen Locklear, a drunk driver. Her family is in mourning, trying to cope with the devastating loss. The Locklears, old money rich and powerful, have closed ranks around Colen, and blocked all attempts at justice. But Colen is about to realize a hard brand of justice - the ultimate cure for his "Drinking Problem."
The Hired Wife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A Regency Romance. Marshall Godfrey the 8th Viscount Raynham needs a wife, but all efforts to acquire one through normal channels have failed. Time has run out. His twin sisters are being launched into society, but he can only hear sounds close by. He plans to hire a woman to hover at his shoulder and repeat into his ear what people are saying, but he can’t take a secretary into polite society.