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Aurealis #76
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Sixth of the Dusk
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A fascinating new novella in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, the universe shared by his Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive. On the deadly island of Patji, where birds grant people magical talents and predators can sense the thoughts of their prey, a solitary trapper discovers that the island is not the only thing out to kill him.
What Hope Will Come?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The race of mankind was all but forgotten until it was discovered again by two demonic brothers engaged in a power struggle. They have unwittingly reintroduced mankind to the known universe and doomed their fates to rule it. With mankind unleashed once again, is the universe ready for its return?
Gloria: The Bloodied Light
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Reagan Mooriane, a young War Priest goes through the normal rite of passage that all holy men must go through. Which is to receive a Vision from the Holy Light itself in order to become closer to the Light as well as see their eventual death. Once Reagan undergoes the Vision, his life forever changes, as it's not what he could've ever imagined it being...
Call of the Quilo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,960. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
It takes place in an alternate history where the Native American tribes in North America were united by a group of spirit warriors before European settlers arrived, therefore America was never established. It switches between the view points of two brothers that have never met before, the losses that they both share and their fight for survival against a horde of soulless Skinwalkers.
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
Deus Ex Machina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,270. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 1 review)
A humor anthology of all the classic overworked, much-abused fantasy tropes as we would love to see them told - just once.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
The Sheikh's Son (Book 3 of The Desert Sheikh) (Sheikh Romance Trilogy)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,790. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Sarah Greenwich is a British doctor in London. Her estranged husband is a Bedouin warlord from the Middle East. Ali, their nine-year-old boy, is caught in the middle. When Sheikh Akbar manages to track down his long-lost wife, he also discovers the one other thing that he has always wanted: a son. However, reclaiming what he wants and loves is not as easy as he first thinks.
The Road To Toontown.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
The Best Short Stories of Roger Rabbit Creator Gary K. Wolf. In these stories you’ll see the Roger Rabbit characters come alive and take shape. Until finally they emerge as the whacko, bizarre, and lovable goofballs who inhabit a unique place in fantasy literature. It's a thrilling journey to Toontown, full of fun-filled twists and turns. Start your engine, hit the road, and enjoy the ride.
The Tenants of 7C
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Series: Heaven & Earth, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Clare works for Stake Inc., organizing vampire hunts for tourists in downtown Toronto. You didn’t know there were vampires in Toronto? Don’t feel bad; neither do most people. And Clare herself is about to discover that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in her job description.
Airships and Automatons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,700. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Tales from a world of airships and automatons that should have been. Fifteen stories spanning the ages from ancient Greece and a far-flung dying future:
Emerine's Nightmare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,770. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Emerine’s nightmare starts as his whole life changes and now all he does is run. His family lived at the edge of the forest until dark shadows killed them all. Now they and a magic tree want him. He has never seen such dark magic before. Emerine has to get to the heart of Red Forest, to the fairy people. Only then he will be safe. He has never heard of fairies before, will he be safe with them?
The King and Queen of Wands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Rumors are circulating around Asgard - Loki and his son, Fenris, have escaped their confinement. Ragnarök is about to befall them, and they're ready. They will die with honor, dignity, and valor. Loki never shows. For weeks, Odin stands watch with Heimdall, looking for his blood brother and former ally. Rumors continue to fly about a dire wolf roaming the lands to the south, eating a few livesto
Meet the Bonnies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Tyson Bonnie made a mistake. A small mistake, yes, but still a grievous error that will cost him his sanity. His mistake wasn't agreeing to spy on King Henry Price. His mistake wasn't becoming friends with King Henry Price. His mistake wasn't even becoming business partners with King Henry Price. Tyson Bonnie's mistake was accidentally asking King Henry Price to meet his family.
Warlord: The Camelot Prophecies #3
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Camelot Hobbies Pte Ltd. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tthe Armor of Light artifacts have all been retrieved by the new heroes Camelot. But how does it work. The Crown of Morgan, now Warlord Claude is now at the gates of Castle Camelot, threatening to level it in an instance. With an absent Keeper, the situation is dire. Yet the new heir of Bretunia lies in limbo. Would the ‘Knight of Light’ defend the city as prophesied?
Danika's Surprise: A Kingdom Series companion Short Story
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Series: Kingdom Chronicles: Part 2, Book 3 ยท Kingdom, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Author's Note: This is a companion short story to the Kingdom Series. It is not a full length novel, this is a novelette that bridges the Bad Five storyline to the new Kingdom Series (Dark Princess) storyline coming out around Christmas! Danika has a secret. One that will forever alter the course of those she loves...
The Assassin's Curse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.
On the Run (Daros Chronicles 2)
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Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 24, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Alone in a strange province, Erryn tries to adjust to her changed circumstances, but her sheltered upbringing makes her an easy target for unscrupulous men. Back in the Royal Province, Princess Filmona has to decide between duty and her heart.