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Aurealis #79
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
The Last
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Terrorized by the thought of death, a man lets himself be contaminated by vampirism to prolong his life indefinitely. However, when Hell and Heaven’s legions face each other in the ultimate battle, he becomes the last human being on Earth. Will he let himself be dragged peacefully into one of the afterlife kingdoms? 1200 words
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2015)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,010. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Angel's Haylo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Haylo is an Elf, but she has been raised as a human. She has never known a different life, though she knows there are Elves and that she is one of them. Angel is Amy’s daughter and is unable to have a child. Elizara has had twins, though she is too ill to realize. Amy takes one of the babies to give to her daughter to have as her own. This is their story.
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Can music overcome fey magic? When the chieftain's infant son is stolen away by the fey folk of the Bright Court, Maeve Donnelly journeys beneath the faerie hill to try and save the child. Her only weapon is a simply crafted pennywhistle, and the music that runs in her bard-gifted blood...
Camael's Gift (Angelic Hosts Series Book I)
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Series: Angelic Hosts Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
In the heavenly realms, conflict and war are as routine as escorting souls to the other side. For Camael, his routine has just been disrupted as he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a human woman he encounters while comforting her dying child. Torn between love for Hannah Adams and love of his God, Cam must choose a side and play his part in a battle for power between heaven and hell.
No More a Pawn & Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A determined girl is the only one who can save her family home. A royal chef needs to win back his job from a backstabbing rival. A peace-loving dragon wishes the knights would leave him alone. A runaway prince tries to become a minstrel. An arrogant knight wants to win a princess with a mind of her own. Five Fantasy Flash Fiction Stories
Fantasias Negras e Outras Histórias
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Esta coleção reúne cinco contos de fantasia. O Último;Sasabonsam;O Castelo;Susana;Uma Demanda Literária.
The Wages of Salt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
New Persia is a city surrounded by salt pans and beset by theriomorphs. And Alessa Kinshin, an archaeological anthropologist at the University of New Persia, is determined to learn why the creatures first haunt and then abandon the salt. "Stories of children lost to the theriomorphs were like the ammonite fossils: everyone had their own."
Blue Jay
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Jay awakens in unfamiliar surroundings of a white cell, with just a bunk, a table, a book and a pen. But why have her captors left the door open deliberately? Is it a test of her behaviour? Is there a way out of the building and more importantly, just who is watching her in the prison, a prison which upon exploration, is devoid of all other prisoners?
Betwixt Issue 7
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 7 collects all four stories originally published online. Issue 7 includes original fiction by Peri Fae Blomquist, Jennifer Hykes, Jason Kimble, and Trevor Shikaze.
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.
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...
Tales from Midnight's Graveyard
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,590. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by OctoberLeaves. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A collection of 15 short stories of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.
The Demon You Know ... (a demon-hunting soccer mom short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When daughter Allie finds herself knee-deep in demons, Demon Hunter Kate Connor must come to the rescue in this first short story featuring not only Kate, but fourteen year old Allie, too! (This story was originally published in Those Who Hunt Monsters, published by Edge Books in 2011)
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.
Ashes to Ashes
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Series: Furred, Feathered, and Fanged. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As a string of suspicious fires plagues Tulsa, Alex uncovers an occult connection straight out of his worst nightmare—one which could send the entire community up in smoke. But that’s not the only threat out there. A mysterious book has gone missing and an old acquaintance with questionable motives has arrived in town. Can Alex keep his department together and navigate the dark side as well?
Aurealis #70
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: Australian English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This issue features 'The Stain on the Lake' by Matthew J Morrison, a dark, chilling piece with characters to die for, and 'Wrecked' by Ephiny Gale, a new twist on the reality television theme, which is sort of 'Truman Show' meets 'Survivor' meets 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'. Don't miss Shane M Brown talking about how his Aurealis story is on the verge of making it to the silver screen.
The Chosen Voice
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Series: Treading Twisted Lines with Darren, Maddi, and Kai, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: Australian English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Journalism student Christine enters a tavern to conduct an interview with self-proclaimed wizard singer Darren Brown. Her goal: to unearth Darren’s hidden truths. Her obstacles: his annoying fans, and Darren himself. Her benefactor: a puzzling woman who will pay well to know why Darren fled their town when he heard an extraordinary young man from a temple far away had vanished.