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Hell's Garden: Mad, Bad and Ghostly Gardeners
By April Grey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Six talented writers explore the various paths Evil can take when in Hell's Garden. Featuring tales by Rayne Hall, Heather Holland Wheaton, Jonathan Broughton, Mark Cassell, Eric Dimbleby and Jeff Hargett. Edited by April Grey.
Transfigured
By Ava Zavora
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Beast has changed back to a handsome prince, yet Beauty finds out that although some curses may be broken, they are never completely destroyed. Transfigured is what happens … ever after.
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.
Taken By The Demon Lord (Forced and Taken Vol 1)
By Ken Rander
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Susan accidentally frees the Demon Lord Geldarath He processes her and wants to breed her to obtain a new body Using mind control, he controls her body. Susan doesn't want to be bred but she doesn't have a choice. Geldarath's enemies want to torture him and kill him, which means killing Susan to get him.He has to keep Susan alive long enough to breed her.
Mirror on the Wall
By Lisa Anne Nisula
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Eight-year-old Princess Snow White saw her father murdered at dinner. At thirteen, she is the one in danger in this traditional re-telling of the Snow White tale. novella, approx 80 pages, illustrated
Shadow & Spice
By Lee French
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Shadow is no ordinary cat. He's a familiar, bound to the soul of his pet human. The binding gives him brains and a pawful of tricks to use them. He’s got the night to himself in this short story, and makes the most of it, getting into trouble like only a cat bonded to a vigilante spy can.
Body and Soul Art
By Eugie Foster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In the dim shadows of the Garden of Earthly Delights tattoo parlor, immortal players of an ancient story continue their feuding, caught in a perpetual web of jealousy and betrayal. Russell hopes a new tattoo will symbolize a turning point in his nondescript life, but he finds more than he bargained for when his skin becomes canvas and battlefield for their unending strife.
Aurealis #58
By Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Australian English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis #58, edited by Dirk Strasser, opens with Steve Simpson's 'Apartment on Copernicus Street', an alien invasion story that's authentic, powerful, full of surprises, and more than a little chilling. And hold onto your horses for a tough and raunchy Wild West fantasy, with Chris Large's 'The Red House'. Whoa, boy! And if you're still hanging on, the usual reviews & news round off this issue.
Whispers to The Moon Are Always Heard By Cats
By Jason Andrew
Series: Jason Andrew's Short Story Megapacks, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Corporations bowdlerized the old fairy tales to make them suitable for mass consumption. Whispers to the Moon Are Always Heard By Cats is a collection of dark fantasy fiction stories by Jason Andrew that explore the shadows in those old tales to see what relevance they hold in modern days and nights.
Aurealis #57
By Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Aurealis #57, edited by Dirk Strasser, features the near future sub-continental grunge of 'Where Colossi Sleep' by Daniel Baker, where heavy industry blends with a culture four thousand years old and is transformed by it. Watch out also for C S McMullen's 'Monday-child', a deceptive story that constantly defies your expectations and packs a real punch in the end.
Blood Feud (Jane #9)
By Samantha Warren
Series: Jane, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jane has had a rough couple of months. Her family was attacked, she lost her best friend, and she spiraled into a horrible depression. Little does she know, the Red Death have plans for her and what's left of her family, and things are about to get much worse.
Hunt for a New Life
By Stefon Mears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Not all legends are monstrous. After failing as an apprentice wizard, the Count’s second son dreads his options: priesthood or the king’s wars. But he spies in the forest a creature out of legend, and plans to trap it – a bride price fit for the crown princess. A better fate than he dares hope. The hunt takes him deeper into the forest, and brings him face to face with something greater: destiny.
Enigma
By Lindsay Buroker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
1 star(4.92 from 13 reviews)
Tikaya and Rias believe they’ll have several calm weeks at sea, but the ship they board is on the run. The captain has acquired a mysterious stolen artifact… and the owners want it back. When he learns of Tikaya’s background, he urges her to decode its secrets, implying her life—and everyone else’s—might be forfeit if she fails. Engima is a 15,000-word short story set after Encrypted.
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?
Beautiful Winter
By Eugie Foster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Even though her mother despises sweet, beautiful Marfa, Prascovia finds herself adoring her new stepsister. Their mother's spite drives Marfa one night into the bitter cold, but astonishing them, Marfa returns with violets, strawberries, and the favor of Lord Frost. However, having Father Winter as an admirer has its own perils. A haunting, lush re-imagining of the Russian "Jack Frost" fairy tale.
Danika's Surprise: A Kingdom Series companion Short Story
By Marie Hall
Series: Kingdom Chronicles: Part 2, Book 3 · 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...
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
Once Upon a Sixgun
By Pro Se Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,330. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Wild West and Fairy Tale Land… Two places where anything is possible! From penny dreadfuls turning Billy the Kid into a hero to stories of Big Bad Wolves eating Grandmothers. Pro Se Productions asks the question…what if that fictional land of creatures and beasties and that very real time in American history were one and the same place?
Beauty's Folly
By Eugie Foster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When the fortunes of Annabel’s father took a dramatic downturn, they were forced to move from their lavish estate to the slums of New York. There, Annabel meets Eloy, a strange man with beastly features, who whisks away Annabel’s father to a strange, magical manor, only releasing him when she agrees to take his place. A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
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.