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Jack O' Lantern
Price: Free! Words: 480. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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A poem for Halloween about the role played by that venerable pumpkin ghost we take for granted. Where did he come from? Why is he on our doorsteps and porches? And what is that whisper in the night? Are we really sure we're safe?
The Orcus Mine
Price: Free! Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jack Minton foolishly believes he has just swindled another sucker, but this victim has other plans in mind.
Complications (The Evolution Trilogy)
Series: The Evolution Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,670. Language: British English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Caitlin is about to discover the reason for her unexplained sadness over the past year, and will find it hard to resist Steven’s magnetic pull. She has never been good at avoiding things that are bad for her, and the return of Steven is about to challenge her willpower in an unimaginable way. Life is full of complications, and sometimes it is hard to know if you made the right choice.
A Little Vampire Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The Gothic Vampire legend gets a demented and hysterical twist in this short story as a young teenage girl comes face to face with a tiny, tiny vampire.
A Luring Murder
Series: The Catherine O'Brien Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,940. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012 by Before the Fall Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The irreverent detective is back, and this time she’s on vacation. God help us all. Catherine O'Brien and her partner Louise are back for another fun filled adventure.
Goodbye, Padania
Series: Daria Rigoletti. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Daria is a young woman from the south of Italy. Seduced by a priest, she never forgets and never forgives. Years later, she is in the independent, racist state of Padania, carved out of Italy. She has a contract to fulfil: a contract to kill. The look in her victim Mercurio’s eyes stops her, and from then on Daria herself is on the run. She does everything to give up killing, but can she?
Awakened: The Story of Andromeda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Andromeda 'Andy' Bennett was different, not like her friends and not like her family. She was different, but she liked it that way. She could never be like them, she could never be normal but she had accepted that fact a long time ago. What happens when all of that changes? What happens when she finds herself smack dab in the middle of an all out supernatural war?
Luminary
Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In this short story, Christie, a relapsed alcoholic, faces her first Christmas apart from her children. As she window-shops for gifts her ex-husband won’t allow her to give, she finds a family huddled around a fire in the alley behind the store. If she wants to offer help, she must face her own fractured heart.
Aurealis #56 Award Winners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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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.
Sammy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Who killed Sammy? Our hero explores the seamy underside of a great city in this search for justice.
Annika's Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Eight year old Annika wants to do her part to help an underprivileged child have a Merry Christmas. But, when circumstances force her to make the toughest decision of her young life, what will she do? Annika's Christmas is a heart warming holiday story the whole family will enjoy. Merry Christmas.
Land of Shadows
Series: The Legend of the Gate Keeper, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 80,060. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Book #1 (The Legend of the Gate Keeper) Then the dance of blades began, each pair of arms whirling and pumping in an intricate series of thrusts and parries. Each appeared to have eight arms, as it seemed impossible only two could move with such tenacity! The steel-on-steel blows were so heavy that a shower of continuous sparks fired off in every direction. Each time the sky light up with a flash
The Drowning of Scott McGee
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three friends experience tragedy on a camping trip. For years, Kevin and his friends had an annual tradition to go camping during the May long weekend at Shuswap Lake. But one year everything changed.
Beyond Southern Africa, A Story of the Fight for Freedom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,700. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Two young men—one Southern African, the other African American—go from humble beginnings to the center of Africa’s fight against colonialism, but one of them is being tracked by a killer.
Muses of Wandering Passions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Essay » Literature
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Muses of Wandering Passions is the very definition of sadness and of loss. Its undiluted mourning grips the reader: within the starkness, the sincerity of recollections in fairness to the one causing the broken heart is touching:” That is what you meant to me: a light that shone through the darkness.” (Your smile, p. 56)
The Gostynin Shul
Price: Free! Words: 75,200. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The Gostynin Shul - A Yiddish history mystery. A Yiddish historian finds herself fending off an enraged Hasidic group intent on preserving its reputation, and a Boston society matron desperate to preserve her family's wealth and status.
Off the Chart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Second Wind. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A terrorist’s mad attempt to bring down a commercial airliner results in a crash landing. The first question the survivors must answer is where they are—since the rugged winter landscape is off the charts. Smith Hagaman’s first novel is an epic tale of hardy souls struggling who survive a horrifying tragedy only to discover the most dangerous part of their story has just begun.
Barrenlands
Series: The Changespell Saga, Book 0. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,940. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Award-winning author Doranna Durgin has nearly 50 published novels (MMPB, trade, and hardcover) and another 19 short pieces. Now available from the author, BARRENLANDS is a re-released Baen Fantasy: Magic, betrayal, and a twice-cursed exile--only one man's determination can untangle the deadly intrigue that binds them together. (Changespell Saga Prequel)
A Flash in the Pan?
Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ever wonder why aliens don't visit Earth? Or what coffee a demon likes to drink? Or how bureaucracy could really screw up a grand space adventure? A Flash in the Pan? is a collection of speculative flash fiction stories that answers these questions and more. As featured in the Antipodean SF online magazine in 2012 and 2013.
Misty Dawn Road
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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Awaken to an ethereal poetry compilation of wisdom, optimism, passion, nostalgia and dreams. Engross yourself in this magical journey of thirteen poems, each one unique with its own story, yet dovetails so beautifully to create a masterpiece that defines the road known as the Misty Dawn Road.