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Maple Fudge
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,560. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A government terror that can only be described as: administrative. In the international backwaters of Canada, the top politicians in the country kill themselves in the middle of the night and leave a country wondering: Who is in charge? How much is the pay? What kind of paperwork is involved? Panic could rip democracy apart – unless everyone gets really, really tired of the whole thing.
Whose Novel?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
An in-house editor wants to publish an author's novel in the name of the editor's son.
Murder at Naughton Pharms
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Price: Free! Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
"Murder at Naughton Pharms" is a crime story with humorous edges. It starts out with the everyday zaniness at a drug research facility in Fargo, North Dakota. When our hero Kelly gets a complaint about an old guy asleep in one of the women's barracks, it turns out to be the company COO, and that's just the start.
The Xerces Factor
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Author Charles Arrington was taken off sedation and told about the explosion. He instinctively knew the motive for the attack. It didn't make sense, but it was the book, the damn book.
Apart From Love
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,750. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer's, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha--only much younger.
That Damn Moon
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Series: The Power of the Moon. Flash fiction.. Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a dozen roses and dinner with your beautiful wife is beckoning…..
Spiritual Short Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,800. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
24 short stories on inner peace, non-duality and connectedness. These stories often point out the folly of human beings as well as their great potential, and often carry themes of joy, freedom, clarity and peace. They also look at what tends to cover these things up. The stories are 'spiritual' in that they are about our connection with Life, Nature and each other...
Endless Days
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,460. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
For their arrogance, two brothers are cursed to walk the Earth forever, unable to have the death that would free them from their torment. As they go their separate ways they take very different paths through history, resulting in an ending that pits brother against brother for the fate of the world.
Haunting Evergreen
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,140. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Two ghost hunters investigate a reported sighting at the Evergreen Bed & Breakfast. What they find will take them both by surprise.
Order of Seven
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,850. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Devi Bennett is surrounded by mysteries: her unknown heritage, a recurring dream about an African tribal ceremony, an inexplicable attachment to a certain tree and a psychic ability she’ll never understand—unless she finds her biological parents. But when an ancient legend surfaces which may link to her birthright, Devi learns her gift is more imperative that she thought imaginable.
Tales of Lost Love
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Price: Free! Words: 10,310. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This sometimes humorous, sometimes passionate, sometimes sobering romance anthology features a mix of short stories and poems all of which tell a tale of lost love.
At The End of The Rope - Is a New Beginning
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: American English. Published: April 11, 2015. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A collection of short stories that will take you from the ecstatic heights of burning desire to the darkest depths of the heart. Philosophizes about desire, spirituality, life, death, past lives, soulmates, destiny and divinity. Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster!
Murder Most Foul
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,980. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
When two dismembered and unidentifiable torsos wash up on a local riverbank, nurse Jackie Reeves, believes the killer is a man from her past with a history of mental problems. She contacts FBI Special Agent Walker Harmon, who arrives to the sleepy town of Pleasant Valley, and met with a reception of lies and threats from local police and citizens.
Fight and Flight - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
In Kyoto, a modern-day businessman and a despairing samurai are separated by centuries – but joined by ancestry and a mutual watershed moment… _____________________________________________________________ Erik Boman is a writer from Oxford. He is the author of "Short Cuts" and was awarded the A.M. Heath literary prize in 2011.
The Brain
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 24,500. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ten years ago Tom Mohr was a promising software executive when a freak motorcycle crash ended his life. He wakes up ten years later, but without the body he needs to continue the life he had with the woman he loves. With the work of the secret Gobi Institute and collection of brilliant lab technicians, Tom gets back on his feet - literally.
Hippocrates Wept
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,580. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015 by Grave Distractions Publications. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Hippocrates Wept takes place in an alternate but not unimaginable post-September 11th world. Wall Street has crashed and HMOs have gone bankrupt. Congress and the President enact a universal healthcare system managed by the federal government. Under the National Health Security Act, hospitals and clinics become the property of the bureaucracy.
Hysterical Love
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 86,360. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dan McDowell— 33-year-old photographer, dumped by his fiancée and tilting toward an early mid-life crisis—is stunned to find a decades-old story written by his ailing father, a tale of lost love that appears to haunt him still. Incapable of fixing his own romantic dilemma, and convinced this woman from the past holds the key to happiness for them all, Dan sets off on a wild ride to find her.
Time's Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,700. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Andrew desires the success and love that have painfully eluded him. Without his grandfather's guidance, he may never find it. Suddenly thrust into the center of a conflict with historic consequences, Andrew might be able to survive if he can overcome his flaws, both inherited and self-inflicted. But first, he must find his grandfather and deal with his most dangerous invention yet: time travel.
Fathers and Demons; Glimpses of the Future
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,390. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
In the 28th century, Earth’s first mission to the stars is about to depart. The crew takes a pre-launch holiday to attend the wedding of a Judish crewmember, an excursion that proves enlightening in many ways. The mission’s Chief Engineer, however, heads to his own home to try to lay his personal demons to rest; scientific advancements do not guarantee the perfect functioning of the human mind.
Breakfast at Cordelia's Aquarium
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Series: Hiding Behind The Couch. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
This is a very short, fun interlude in the Hiding Behind The Couch series. Unlike the rest of the series, which is written in third-person (semi-omniscient) past tense, this short story is written in first-person present tense. It has no real bearing on anything else that happens in the series; it is what it is: an Easter Egg.