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The Rabbi, the Vampire, and the Mitzvot
By Jamie McNabb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(SHORT STORY) Some people have life-and-death problems. Simeon Black faces an undeath and dead-death problem. Simeon is a vampire, recently and unwilling turned. He must drink blood to live, well, to undie, but he is also an observant Jew. The mitzvot forbid ingesting blood. They also forbid suicide, so that's no way out, either. In desperation, Simeon turns to Rabbi Michael Rosenbaum for help.
The Mountain and The Silver Sea
By James Rozoff
Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Two short stories that contain religious/spiritual themes.
Memories of a Female Trucker
By Penny K. Johnson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,360. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Memories of a Female Trucker is written from the cab of an eighteen-wheeler where Johnson lived for five years. The gist of the book takes place within the schism of the lush life of the 1950s and the rebellion of the 1960s. It uses the grid of interstate driving to deftly weave a collage of time and place. It is nightmare, visitation and new meanings where the past is square in the mirrors.
Elmore's Accident
By Michael Hearing
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
"It was that most loathsome of all things: an uncanny, routine-disrupting inconvenience and anomaly." Elmore had never reckoned on the paranormal or the preternatural. But now that he's had his accident, he is "seeing" certain events in the near future – including his own (although he doesn't know it yet).
Leaves In Autumn (Moonridge Memories, #2)
By L.M. Pfalz
Series: Moonridge Memories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,740. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In book two of the Moonridge Memories series, it's seven years later and Theresa and her friends begin a new chapter in their lives: marriage and parenthood. Theresa's marriage to David is tested as he struggles to find a job and turns to an unexpected source for comfort. Life becomes all the more complicated when Theresa's mom reaches out to her and the Jordan brothers come back into the picture.
A Fetish For Frustration
By Stanski
Price: Free! Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Charles B. Hatton, the reclusive billionaire, is in jail and wants to escape… But he is locked in no ordinary cell… By choice, he has jailed himself into a network of steel cages.
Box
By John Locke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,380. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Dr. Gideon Box, world-famous surgeon, is extremely good at his job. He’s never lost a patient…but he has issues. He’s antisocial. Doesn’t mix well with others. Breaks into people’s homes and assumes their identities. Occasionally kills other doctor’s patients. He’s had bad luck with women his entire life. Big surprise, right?
Livid Blue
By Jason Blacker
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 169,710. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Janko Reinhardt has had a hard life. He was left at a church by his mother when he was six years old. Since then he's been jostled between one bad foster home and another. But that was a long time ago now. He's a young man, but things haven't worked out well. He's dying from AIDS complications and these are the last few months of his life.
C. B. DeMille: The Man Who Invented Hollywood
By Robert Hammond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,650. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by New Way Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
Citizen Kane meets Sunset Boulevard Creative visionary,Cecil B. DeMille, battles a tight-fisted money man and his own vices to make Biblical epics and usher in Hollywood's Golden Age. Complications arise when his relationship with his two mistresses threatens to destroy his family.
Heather and Sandy - A Human-Animal Bond Story
By Dean Scott
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This book tells the story about the close friendship of Heather and Sandy, a girl and her dog. The Human-Animal Bond is shown and how we have a mutually beneficial relationship with animals. It also shows how differently animals are viewed between the human medical side and the veterinary side when it comes to illness.
The Paranoia Helix
By B F Moloney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The guy’s idea of self comes from all the words spoken and written in the world. But lately they’ve got negative. And his old girlfriend’s photo of him has gone viral. He tries to engage with people by going online. But in the end he decides to write a book about his life using all the words said and written about him. Needless to say he still won’t be happy.
39 Boys on Ground
By Victor David Sandiego
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Enter the darkly humorous, insightful, surreal and brutally honest worlds of boys as they climb from the hollows of their youth into the world of men. On their way to an imperfect redemption, and with a determined spirit of compassion, these boys must pass through the formidable shadows of deprivation and war with only an intensely lyrical and allegorical lamp to light the way.
Mr. Vampire Gets Hired
By Sarah Parker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by EDUBook LDA. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Have you ever wondered how a vampire would act while searching for a job? What do you thing he would do to convince the job interviewers that he was the best choice for the company? Find out and have a good time! Note: There are more titles available from this series featuring a werewolf, a poltergeist and a zombie.
Howard Meets the Champ
By Raymond Hill
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A story for any reader of any age. A story rooted in hope and a plan. A boy and his mother are challenged by a life threatening disease -- what does it mean to a single mother when women are expected to move toward self fulfillment? Building a man involves champions, Ali and Mom. Truth can reside in fiction.
Comrade Stalin Attends a Wedding
By Jamie McNabb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(SHORT STORY): When it comes to weddings among the fraternal comrades in America, even in this relaxed day and age, the happy couple must take great care with the guest list. Sadly, this is not always the case. Overcome with enthusiasm and a sincere desire to share their happiness, Comrades Ludmilla Alexandrova and Oliver Dinkle, of Portland, Oregon, invite Comrade Stalin to their wedding.
The Seekers' Garden
By Isa Ritchie
You set the price! Words: 87,490. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
0.75 star(4.67 from 6 reviews)
Set against an idyllic New Zealand landscape, The Seekers’ Garden weaves together five stories of self-discovery within a larger tapestry of human experience.
The Saturnine
By B F Moloney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Victoria has a troubled relationship with her father. It is so bad she denies she ever had a father, let alone a mother who left her when she was very young. She talks about Cause and she talks about the beginnings of her life, and how it had to be uncaused. It is a way for her to kick start her life by negating all that has troubled her.
The Boy Who Would Be Jesus
By David C. Green
You set the price! Words: 5,210. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
You know how it is: you've moved house, started at a new school, and nobody believes you're the Son of God. Follow The Boy's journey as he learns who he is and who his friends really are.
Saturday Night (Short Story)
By Shane Greenhough
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
A brief exploration of monotony, and routine. A two-man game of Russian Roulette.
In the Open Air
By Jon Burr
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Age-worn, whiskey-soaked, and suicidal, Raymond's world was plummeting out of control until an unexpected visit to his farm by a traveling painter gives him a renewed sense of hope and vigor for life.