Fiction

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A Vignette for Rashkah
By C.M. Simpson
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rashkah’s mother is mourning the death of Rashkah’s last surviving brother when the raiders attack their village. This short piece explores what happens immediately after. Approximately 1,200 words long, A Vignette for Rashkah is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
High Stakes
By Chad Strong
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,580. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
It’s the end of May, 1877, and Curt Prescott returns home to the growing harbor city of Victoria, British Columbia after a three-month poker circuit on the mainland. A new “Moral Action Committee” has sprung up in his absence. Headed by the wife of the new preacher, the committee threatens to cast out all soiled doves and gamblers from the city.
Furious and the Nosey Neighbor
By Tor Richardson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a former assassin retires to a sleepy Northwest town, dumb luck lands him directly across the street from the town gossip, the busiest busybody around. Common sense says to stay away. Unfortunately, the curious town tattler has a far different idea in mind.
Unfavorable (Day of Sacrifice #6)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Each member of the rebellion plays their part in Alexander's plan to kill the Gods. The first step: trusting Alexander.
Triton: The Call of War
By Travis McBee
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,670. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Since the Ark first crashed onto the new planet, Triton has grown and prospered. The inhabitants have enjoyed peace and an isolated existence. However, things can't stay utopic for long. Another set of inhabitants reveal themselves to Tristan and his village, and their intentions aren't one of peace.
Both
By Marsheila Rockwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Bound by an oath made before she was born, Kij, a daughter of the forest, must travel into the heart of the desert to determine the fate of a man she’s never met. Where old enemies and new traditions prove equally dangerous, she quickly learns that justice is sometimes as hard to come by for the judge as it is for the accused and that, in the Sea of Sand, there is no such thing as mercy.
The Green Parrots
By Alan Melton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,550. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
it's 1980 in el salvador, and cia officer peter ivorson is trying to penetrate both the communist insurgents and the right-wing death squads. both sides want him dead; his boss, the cia chief of station, wants to send him home, and his secretary wants him to forget his wife. ivorson is good, and he's lucky, but this time around, even ivorson may run out of luck.
Healing Love
By Sophie Dawson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,190. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
0.25 star(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Lydia is on the run from her brother, hoping for a new life. Sterling is secure & confident. An ice storm sets them on a collision course in the shelter of a livery stable. Gossip brings them to marriage for all the wrong reasons. Can a forced marriage ever honor God? When the marriage is tested by Lydia’s fear & worry, Sterling’s pride, is there enough love to grow, survive and heal?
Too Old For a Babysitter
By Penny Colman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Sounds
Jig and Jag, who are eleven-year old twin sisters, are about to turn twelve-years old. Their brother Tag is about to turn eleven-years old. Their parents think they still need a babysitter. But they don't! No matter how hard they try to convince their parents that they are too old for a babysitter, everything backfires, until something unexpected happens.
Cookies and Milk Volume 1
By Equipe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
0.5 star(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Two children's stories for younger children to listen to and learn to read with. I Love You, Each, All, and Every Way! written by Eric White illustrated by Cara Branigan The Not So Helpful Butterflies written by Lynette Davies illustrated by children at Middlefield Community Primary School, Speke In aid of the charity Equipe.
Cat Tales - A Spiritual Journey
By Harvey Bevitz
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,130. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
“He’s crazy!” “He’s definitely insane!” “How many cats did you say he has? Did you say eighteen, all living inside his house? He really should see a doctor. There’s something wrong with him.” “Does he know all their names? Did you really say eighteen? He’s a meshugeneh!” Hi, my name is Harvey Bevitz, the author of the book you’re about to read.
Hand Songs: Read and Rhyme with Me From Many Lands
By Kathleen Ermitage
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
Read and Rhyme with Me is an early childhood anthology that includes one song, two rhymes, and a poem in Spanish, French, Hindi, and Mandarin. All pieces also appear in English. Hand Songs are symbols built into the text that encourage movement, or "finger plays." The book is great for parents and teachers who want to introduce a second language, build literacy, and introduce diverse cultures.
Shadow Child
By Joseph A. Citro
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,320. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Eric Nolan is a man already too familiar with death. His brother's long-ago disappearance, the loss of his parents, and his wife's recent demise in an auto accident have left him near the edge physically and emotionally. In desperation he returns to his boyhood haunt, the family farm in rural Antrim, Vermont, now occupied by his cousin, Pamela, her husband, Clint, & Luke, their four-year-old son.
A Blossom Falls
By Terry Hayman
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“A blossom detached and flew higher in the wind. Then it spun further from the tree and began to fall. Ennis saw it, dropped his hand weeder, and began to run. Why he ran for the blossom, he couldn’t have said. Only that the sudden tug in his heart was so strong he could do nothing else.” So begins a short and powerful meditation on life by the author of "Toy Car Dialectic" and others.
Raid
By Grayson James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,980. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Milo Martin takes science seriously. In Stalk, book one of the My Right to Life series, Milo brought us along with him as he stalked the hottest mates he could find. Milo is back at it in this second book of the series. This time he gives us a peek into his first raids - his life and death battles for status and mating rights. Can society withstand the rational onslaught of Milo Martin's science?
Beryl and the St. Botolph's Ghost
By Ian Wright
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
A story for children between 6 and 12 years years of age. Beryl Ramsbottom is being bullied by Piggy and Slugs the most horrid boys ever to walk the face of the earth. One day, after running away from the boys, she hides under an old oak tree where, with a crash and a thud, Uzzi the goblin drops into her life. Uzzi also has his problems so, with the help of magic they decide to help each other.
Light Tower Power
By Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this short adapted from the novel The Mighty Roman, Roman Meister, a gargantuan former minor-league home run champ and manager of the sub-minor-league San Carlos Coyotes, takes his mighty bat THOR in hand to put on a show for his eighteen-year-old charges.
The Magic Wagon
By Joe R. Lansdale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,560. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
When the Magic Wagon comes to town, folks get a genuine medicine show that includes a wrestling ape, fancy shooting, and a peek at the petrified body of Wild Bill Hickok himself. They also get bottles of a whiskey-laced elixir to drown their aches and pains. Old Albert drives the wagon, a rawboned youngster named Buster Fogg does the odd jobs, and "champion" trick shooter Billy Bob Daniels.
Encounters: The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones, Volume III, 1931-1934
By Mike Resnick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In Volume I, Adventures, Mike Resnick introduced us to Lucifer Jones, a con man traveling in Africa presenting himself as a missionary. As the author puts it, Lucifer unfortunately "isn't the brightest bulb in the lamp" and mirth rather than wealth is often the result of his endeavors. Volume II followed Lucifer in Asia. This third volume tracks Lucifer's travels across Europe.
A Sad, Sad Symphony
By Cristian Mihai
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
0.5 star(3.50 from 4 reviews)
Francisc Goyer is obsessed with the idea of creating a masterpiece - a symphony that will grant him immortality. He's struggling to find meaning and direction, to find that elusive higher purpose he feels he's destined for.