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Being Diane
Price: Free! Words: 130,180. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This is a story of a young man who finds that he has to make his way in life as a transgendered youth fighting for an education and learning that he is not alone in his fight.
Maelstrom, a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
15 million people suffer from social anxiety disorder in the United States alone. For those who are plagued with the illness, even the act of leaving their homes is almost too much to bear. For those who suffer from the illness, they rarely find understanding from those who have no idea what it’s like to be terrified to experience life normally.
Profeta del Passato
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,390. Language: Italian. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
PROFETA del PASSATO è una sfida di 300 pagine dentro cui si affanna una folla mista che abita soffitte battutte dal sole, cantine dove crescono alberi con gli spaghetti freddi appesi e dove si celano inediti del divino William Shakespeare PROFETA del PASSATO è la storia del più famoso play boy del mondo e del più galattico concerto rock mai avvenuto a memoria d’uomo
Confirmation
Series: Mike Adams, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,770. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Tornadoes strike in the town where Senator Adams grew up. His newest aide, Jeff Simon, is already on the scene. The town's recovery brings back painful memories for them both. Other seemingly unrelated events are also in motion: A freelance detective is investigating an unlikely suicide. And lobbyists are meeting to secure a new Supreme Court justice. What unfolds next will change everything.
Five Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
This book is a selection of stories relating to the conflicts and consortings of couples. Some are feasible, some conceivable, all are imaginable. This is fiction for adults that can comfortably be given to nephews and aunts and other readers of 'what if'?.
Saint Addiction
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Procter's a junkie. He lives near Brown Hill with the raccoons and his drug paraphernalia, which he keeps on a silver platter under the sofa. He didn't have a woman until he met her. She has clean, shiny hair. She's going to be his woman. They're going to be a family. He's not going to be a deadbeat any more.
Unsuspected
Price: Free! Words: 20,910. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The city of San Antonio, it's the second most populated metropolis in Texas, ranked as the seventh in the whole United States. With its outstanding record in criminal law, fire fighting, and search and rescue, you'd think the city was ready for everything. However one stormy night the unpreparedness of an entire city, as the majority of it sleeps unsuspecting, may send hundreds to their graves.
Maggie Rising: Adventures of a Part-Time Psychic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,480. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Meet Maggie, a 17-year-old senior who works part-time as a psychic reader, but just for fun. There’s no true psychic ability, is there? When Maggie befriends a ghost and is arrested for her new friend’s murder, the two girls—one dead and the other in jail—have to solve an ugly crime and persuade the police to believe them. And Maggie thought calculus would be tough!
Reunion at University Avenue
Series: Mike Adams, 1. Price: Free! Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sixteen years after he left college, Mike Adams wrote a best-selling satire that is now set to become a movie. Not everyone liked what he wrote. As people get hurt and eerie messages are left behind, Mike finds himself targeted. Now, he must ask: What did he write that enraged this attacker? Who in his past would do this? And is any of this related to a secretive group known only as The Circle?
Sports of the Cockatoo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Two monks... One east... Half a game of baseball. This is Sports of the Cockatoo. Explore the Plain of Horizons. Find solace in the Forest Graveyard. Gather your wits at the Glowing Pine Grove. Caress the bark of the dragon tree. Find yourself inside a quiet whale. This is Sports of the Cockatoo.
The Way of Ghee
Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
One man’s spiritual quest leads him to a mysterious guru high up in the Himalayas, a man who is rumoured to be able to show the way to Enlightenment - but only to those who are ready to embrace it. A short story.
Roller Coaster Ride
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Roller Coaster Ride is a short story, first person prose. Although it is a short story, it is Imagist Poetry in style. Like life, this ride is a psychological journey, so if you feel ready, strap in and enjoy the ups & downs!
The Man Who Sat in a Chair By The Sea
Series: Figments and Fragments, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
An old man ponders the universe and man's place in it. He watches as a huge wave buries all of the evils of mankind in the sea and the earth becomes pure again.
The Man Who Lived in The Trestle Bridge
Series: Figments and Fragments, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Where a man who feels lost ponders and works to find himself in the life he is living.
The Weaver Bird
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » General
This is a short magical realism story about how a lion attempted to save a weaver bird from danger. The story shows the value of living things and what is right, even if it seems like the goal was not reached.
Beginnings (Hiding Behind The Couch Short Story)
Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(4.00 from 1 review)
Journey back to childhood, where the buds of friendship blossom; take a peek into the lives of the primary school children who would become...The Circle. A stand-alone prequel from Hiding Behind The Couch.
Fated to Fail: Tales from a Marriage
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 43,390. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
The marriage of obsessive Max and compulsive Agnes inevitably fails. Contemplating marriage, their daughter asks her father to explain what happened. Max then chronicles the sad saga, confronting the memories head-on, focusing on crucial episodes, intrigues and calamities. The result is an egregious case of TMI, revealing what no child should learn about what happened behind parents' closed doors.
Hey, Baby
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
If you meet a man dressed as Elvis in a Las Vegas casino in the middle of the night, that's not so strange. What is strange is when he tells you that he's a priest, that Elvis is Lord, and he's come from the future to find the truth of his scripture. Stranger still is when his religious rivals show up to express their disapproval...violently. Hey, Baby is a novelette of about 7600 words.
Epona
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Those touched by the goddess Epona live unique and varied lives with horses, the animals for which she is known. As one of the few Celtic Goddesses to also be worshiped by Romans, Epona’s reach is far and wide. In this story, a woman comes to grips with her own physical limitations while she fully grasps the love of this Goddess.
Hard Place
Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alan Parker's world is quickly coming unhinged. As the #2 contract assassin for an ultra-secret organization called The Company, he's already a possible target for elimination after an ill-fated job went horribly wrong in Morocco. Another mistake could be his last. He faces a monumental decision; complete his assignment like a good employee should, or spare a brilliant doctor's life.