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Fin's Magic
By KateMarie Collins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Solstice Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fin depends on her companions to keep her safe…and out of chains. As one of the Amari, the only race that can harness magic, she longs for a normal life. One where she didn’t have to constantly look over her shoulder, and she could fall in love. Alaric fell hard for Fin from the moment he laid his eyes on her three years ago. He swore an oath to keep her safe, even if it meant his life.
This Weak and Idle Theme
By Victoria Perkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,610. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ten short stories from myriad genres, including a series previously released only in individual e-book form.
Degrees of Delusion
By Lindsay Buroker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After being publicly shamed and kicked out of the imperial service academy, Fortis chose to serve in the only other way possible: as a mercenary. Working far from the boundaries of his homeland, he never thought he’d have anything to do with the empire again… until a powerful wizard hires the company to destroy an imperial outpost. This is a 9,000-word short story.
Peacemaker (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #3)
By Lindsay Buroker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,210. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
1 star(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Half-breed tinkerer Kali McAlister doesn’t care that the gold rush has stormed into Dawson and prospectors are flooding the north—all she wants is to finish construction of her airship, so she can escape the Yukon and see the world. Unfortunately, the world keeps chucking wrenches into her machinery: a mysterious gambler is pumping her for information on her...
A Petition to Magic
By Graham Downs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 10 reviews)
Queen Celeste rose to power a month ago, after the sudden death of her mother. When Marcus, a Virduran farmer, claims that his cow was stolen and brutally slaughtered by his neighbour, Queen Celeste agrees to hear the case personally. This is unheard of in Virdura, but Celeste is desperate to prove herself to her subjects.
Till Human Voices Wake Us
By Annie Bellet
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,780. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Doomed Muse Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this large collection, author Annie Bellet demonstrates her gift for the short form, offering readers twenty short stories, novelettes, and novellas that are compelling, beautifully imagined, and entertaining. Till Human Voices Wake Us contains 20 stories that range from hard science fiction to space opera, sword and sorcery to magical realism, some in print for the first time.
Tales of Calopa: The Fahlworth Papers
By Xero Reynolds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
Savior. Visionary. Genius. Monster. No other name can inspire such awe and fear for those living on Calopa as does "Absalohm". However, one man alone does not an empire make. What of those who worked hand in hand with Absalohm to usher in the technological renaissance? What part did celebrated inventor Jeremiah Fahlworth have to play in Absalohm's madness?
Wolf Moon
By J.R. Burnett
Series: Furred, Feathered, and Fanged. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
As a snow storm rolls into Tulsa, Alex discovers the mangled remains of a Shifter--the likes of which hasn't been seen in the city for nearly two years. Racing against the full moon, Alex must try to save the wolves from themselves. Can he put aside all of his prejudices to protect those he has hated and can his four-legged partner do the same? Novelette of approximately 11,580 words.
The Year of Ancient Ghosts
By Kim Wilkins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: Australian English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis-winner Kim Wilkins compiles five novellas (three reprinted, two original) in this strong collection. Wilkins adds fantastic elements to her depiction of ages past and present, but rather than relying on standard fantasy tropes, her stories are informed by detailed research into the periods in question.
Ouroboros Ouzo
By Jonathan L. Howard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if you could see the future? What if the future could see YOU? Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has discovered a way to give some insights into how he should conduct his future researches; by drinking a glass of the legendary "Ouroboros Ouzo." Rare and precious, the liquor is reputed to give a once in a lifetime glimpse into what may be.
Hidden Holidays: A Monster Haven Short Story
By R.L. Naquin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The holidays can be overwhelming for anyone, but Zoey is ready to explode when Maurice, her closet-monster roommate, takes celebrations to the extreme. When Zoey ducks out for a little fresh air, she finds a boy with a big problem -- a problem only a mythical creature can have and only Zoey can solve.
Interzone 249 Nov - Dec 2013
By TTA Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone; 2013’s British Fantasy Award winning magazine from TTA Press. #249 contains new fiction by some of the world's best writers and most talented newcomers, plus hard-hitting reviews and innovative artwork. Many recognised authors started their careers here and newcomer Sarah Brooks continues this tradition. However recognised names; John Shirley this issue, continue to supply great stories
How I Became A Vampire
By Sarah Rike
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by Amber Ink Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
After receiving an invitation in the mail to attend his 10th high school reunion Christian has a flashback to the terrifying days of high school when the other kids turned him into a vampire. Scared out of his mind Christian decides to attend the reunion and reunite with those same classmates hoping that they won’t turn him back into a vampire again. What will happen at the reunion?
Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo
By Eugie Foster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Zoë hears voices. She always has, even before her father died and she had to move to New Orleans. They tell her things, help her when she’s in trouble, and warn her when danger’s nearby. So she doesn’t understand when they advise her to trust Maurin, the strange voodoo man who asks for her still-beating heart in exchange for his help repairing her most treasured keepsake, her father’s bone flute.
Aurealis #56 Award Winners
By Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Aurealis #56 is the second special Award Winners issue. Thoraiya Dyer's The ‘Fruit of the Pipal Tree’ won Best Fantasy Short Story. 'The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt', a raw autobiographical story, was joint winner in the Best Horror Short Story category. The author, Paul Haines, died in March this year after a battle with cancer, and didn't live to receive the Aurealis Award.
The Dragon's Pearl: Three Short Stories
By J. Kathleen Cheney
Series: The Dragon's Child, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,310. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
In three new stories, the Zheng family finds themselves still entangled in the affairs of dragons. Yun-qi, Kseniya, and Jia-li must face down a dragon that has come after them, expecting Yun-qi to uphold a bargain made by his father, the dragon wizard Jiang-long. A follow-up to the tales in "The Dragon's Child."
Baldwin's Bazaar of Curious Creatures
By S.E. Batt
Series: Baldwin, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Barfights happen every day, but only Baldwin can manage to accidentally start one with a werewolf... With weird and wonderful creatures hiding within the darkest places of the Rivetwerks, the citizens needed someone they can trust. Someone brave, daring and incredibly intelligent. Unfortunately, they got Baldwin instead. A 7,500 word humorous fantasy short story
Witch-Finder: A Chronicle of the Staff and Students of the Theological College of St. Van Helsing
By Vanessa Knipe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,350. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Witches, elementals and vampires roam the British Isles. Only the militant arm of the Church of England from the College of St. Van Helsing keep the monsters in line. Vanessa Knipe writes of health-club vampires, school-girl love-spells, backyard gardens gone very wrong, and the efforts of the Witch-Finders to set things right and let ordinary Brits live normal lives.
Aphrodite's Curse: A Short Story
By Luciana Cavallaro
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aphrodite’s Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.
Drawing the Moon
By Janni Lee Simner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
"Andrew knew that the moon had stolen his parents away ..." This short dark fantasy story originally appeared in the anthology Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares, published by Scholastic Inc.