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Masked by Dayle A. Dermatis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Venetian courtesan Catarucia wishes to be so beautiful that she will never be forgotten or ignored. When the capricious gods Venus and Amor grant her the wish, her only escape is to remain masked, except in the presence of her blind musician, Giancarlo. Accused of bewitching the men of Venezia, Catarucia must not only defend herself, but find a way to break the curse she brought upon herself.
Aurealis #75 by Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
Le coeur D'Obsius et cinq autres nouvelles by Christiane-Rita Moodie
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,290. Language: French. Published: October 5, 2014 by Christian-Yves Georges. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Les deux premières nouvelles sont des histoires noires qui parlent de mort et de vengeance, gardent malgré tout le doux-amer du baroque. La troisième explique aux jeunes lecteurs la métamorphose de la chenille au papillon. Les deux nouvelles qui suivent racontent des romances folles, et l'union orageuse d'un couple en fin d'amour. La dernière, est celle d'un rêve raconté au réveil.
Wuxia: Four Short Stories by A.R. Williams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Wuxia presents four tales of the far east. Swords and samurai adventures collected in one volume. Demon Song: Kenshin Nobuyashi is on a quest to avenge those he loved. Duel on Hakkojji Bridge: When his master falls ill, Maeda Ujisada must get the medicine to save him. The Bone Game: It's not just a game. Blossoms Weep, Spiders Fall: Love and honor. Triumph and defeat.
Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 85,170. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
Here there be dragons ... and aunties. Campbell-nominated author Zen Cho's collection SPIRITS ABROAD "refreshingly reimagine[s] the idea of home and tradition and family without offering tidy or pat resolutions" (The Star). The ebook features 15 speculative short stories, author commentary and an ebook-only cover by artist Likhain.
The Last Giant by Lanna
Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Legend of the Last Giant is a secret story that discovers how one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia was created. It might come as a surprise to discover which town you've never visited while your visit to Croatia, stands after the Last Giant and his biggest mistake. Tricky fairies and their's playful manners left the most magical view.
The Hidden Castle by Cora Buhlert
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once the bloody battle of Yarra was over, the mercenary known only as the Traveller only wanted to ride away and find himself a new employer and a new war to fight in. But a dying man reached out to give him a silver locket and begged him to deliver a message. The Traveller gave the man his word, and he was still a man of honour. So he headed off to deliver the message and meet his destiny...
Halloween Trio by Linda Jordan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,060. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Three Halloween stories about ghosts, monsters rising up from the past and lost souls from other worlds to delight you on this fall holiday. Includes the stories: Ghostly Promise, IT, and All Hallow’s Eve. These darkly magical tales turn old cliches on their head and spin them around. What fun!
For You are Beautiful by Dorene J. Stamper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
While shipwrecked on the Sandwich Islands, King Kamehameha allows the officers and crew to stay while their ship is made seaworthy. Officer Hancock falls in love with Kamea, the daughter of Kalei, a powerful holy priest who speaks to spirits. Her love for Hancock bothers Kalei, and when asked if they could marry, Kalei quickly plots a contest that Hancock must win or be put to death.
The Element of Four by Jennifer Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,470. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014 by Shh Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It began with Gwynellian many years ago when she betrayed her betrothed and became pregnant with another man’s child. It was only because of the old woman that the child survived, even though Gwynellian did not. Now, it will end with quadruplets, Alley, Bailey, Clancey, & Delaney. On their 21st birthday an old woman appears and to humor her, they promise to go with her, however, they didn’t know
Phantazein by Tehani Wessely
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: Australian English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
You think you know all the fables that have ever been told. You think you can no longer be surprised by stories. Think again. With origins in myth, fairytales, folklore and pure imagination, the stories and poems in these pages draw on history that never was and worlds that will never be to create their own unique tales and traditions… The next generation of storytellers is here.
The Reaper's Opus by Zach Tyo
Price: Free! Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Death personified: Inside this volume are four tales of Death and his interaction with souls on their way to the afterlife. We all need a little help in life, follow the Reaper as he helps souls in their death find their eternity.
Caroline d'Allégresse: A Valiant's Tale by Michael Brock
Price: Free! Words: 15,620. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Caroline d'Allégresse: A Valiant's Tale is a 10-chapter novella that's part of Souladonis: Season 1. Despite her lack of experience, Caroline is forced to put her military training to the test when she has to lead the town of Valeria against a death mage summoner and his army of satyrs while her father is away. This short 15,000-word novella is a fast-paced action adventure.
A Heroína e o Vilão by Ana C. Nunes
Series: Heroína, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 6,540. Language: Portuguese. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Teria sido uma noite como outra qualquer se a terra não se tivesse aberto debaixo dos seus pés, qual monstro esfomeado. E afinal o que é aquilo que brilha no cimo da montanha? Cabe à Heroína e ao seu fiel Mascote descobrir o que se passa e consertá-lo. Ou será que ainda vão fazer pior?
Different Dragons II by Dana Bell
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 70,450. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by WolfSinger Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Are there dragons on a spaceship? You bet! Not to mention an usual dragon ride one pilot will never forget! And let’s not forget, how dragons can appear to be something they’re not, when protecting themselves or their family, from hidden magical dangers. These and other tales await within these pages of Different Dragons II.
Desperate Housewitches (Uncollected Anthology Volume 2: Winter Witches) by Dayle A. Dermatis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Soul's Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Kimberly reigns as the witchy Martha Stewart of her neighborhood coven…until Philippa moves in across the street, with her snooty English pagan heritage and her magical one-upmanship. When the annual Winter Solstice ritual goes horribly wrong, can Kim and Philippa put their differences aside and bring back the sun? "Desperate Housewitches" is part of Uncollected Anthology, Vol. 2: Winter Witches.
Of Pagan Gods and other tales by Thomas James
Price: Free! Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The first collection of short stories by new author Thomas James. Written for those who enjoy fantasy and horror, especially for fans of H.P. Lovecraft.
If a Tree Falls by Ciara Emily
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(4.67 from 3 reviews)
This short story based loosely on the writing style of Gothic romanticism explores memory and the after life from a present tense, third person perspective. It follows Shelin the protagonist struggling with memory loss, who finds herself in a foreign house piecing together her past only to find her present in a terrifying state of Déjà vu.
Betwixt Issue 5 by Betwixt Magazine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 5 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 5 includes original fiction by Eric Gregory, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Sean R. Robinson, Sara Saab, and E. Catherine Tobler.