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Just Alice
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 48,490. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A tale with a twist is a tantalising read. Showcased here are thirty-three award-winning stories from Australian and international authors, all which have a neat little twist in the tail. See if you can guess the ending before reaching it. Written by new and established writers each story has been chosen for its unique contribution to Australian literature.
Spirits Abroad
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 83,490. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
Here there be dragons ... and aunties. Campbell-nominated author Zen Cho's collection SPIRITS ABROAD "refreshingly reimagine[s] the idea of home and tradition and family without offering tidy or pat resolutions" (The Star). The ebook features 15 speculative short stories, author commentary and an ebook-only cover by artist Likhain.
After the Fog
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,800. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
The sins of the mother… In the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous 1948 “killing smog,” headstrong nurse Rose Pavlesic tends to her family and neighbors. As the smog descends she is faced with conflict she never imagined. A love story, the gritty plot is propelled by choices made under pressure and Rose's attempts to forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin.
Under the Palm Trees: Surviving Labor Camps in Cuba
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,410. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literary collections » Diaries & Journals
From the author of the award-winning "Waiting on Zapote Street" comes a story based on true events. In 1960's central Cuba, a young middle-class woman’s life is interrupted as she finds herself a victim in what will quickly become a hurricane of world politics and idealistic dogma.
The Broken Place
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,610. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Michael Shaara’s first novel, The Broken Place, is the triumphant story of Tom McClain—Korean War hero, wounded veteran, professional boxer, college student, and sufferer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Tomorrow Died Yesterday
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,830. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Paperworth Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African
At the height of the kidnap of oil workers in the Niger delta of Nigeria, a kidnapping goes awry and four lives are reconnected. Douye the career militant, Amaibi the gentle eco-warrior, Kaniye the lawyer and Tubo an amoral oil company executive. Against a backdrop of corrupt practises, failed systems and injustice, these four friends tell the story of oil in a region.
Just Visiting
Series: Crocodile Spirit Dreaming - Second Edition, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 84,550. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Her hands and feet are tied and her mouth is gagged. She is a captive. She is being taken to a river full of crocodiles and she is terrified. How could it have come to this. Susan goes on an idyllic Australian holiday - the Barrier Reef is beautiful, Sydney is wonderful. She wants to see the Outback. A man offers to take her. She likes him and goes with him. But he hides terrifying secrets!
Little Lost Girl
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go? An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney. Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned. Now a new search!
An English Visitor
Series: Crocodile Dreaming, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 84,520. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man is watching her, perfect she stands on the beach, wavelets lapping her feet. He must have her, he will charm her. She will come with him like others have before. She is beautiful, an English visitor. She sees no danger. This man has wildness that intrigues and captivates, hiding dark shadows beneath. She goes with him, surrendering to his charms. They travel to places where no others go
Arab culture from an Arab's perspective Diwan Baladna
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 35,780. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Fiction » Literary collections » Middle Eastern
A light and humorous--yet informative--look at Arab culture through an Arab's eyes.
Lizzie's Tale
Series: Old Balmain House - Second Edition, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Raped and reduced to working in a brothel to keep her baby, unwed, teenage mother, Lizzie, forges a new life for herself and her child in the Kimberley region of Australia. But can she evade her persecutors and ultimately bring to them to justice?
Seven Graves, One Winter
Series: Greenland Crime. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 57,890. Language: British English. Published: November 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / Scandinavian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
In the remote Arctic community of Inussuk, seven graves are dug at the end of each summer, before the ground freezes. As winter approaches, the question is, will they be enough?
Close to Heaven
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,660. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Thirty-three contemporary, award-winning short stories from the Stringybark Short Story Awards will challenge, amuse and entertain you in this anthology of Australian-themed tales by Australian and international authors. From the beach to the mountains and the city to the country, each tale is a gem in its own right.
Safe but Twisted
Price: $4.45 USD. Words: 37,380. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
In every twisted family, there is love. Halsey a humble African mother of three thought she had gotten rid of all her issues when she divorced her alcoholic husband but she was wrong. Halsey ends up getting kidnapped which forces her children to look for her making them enter into further problems they didn't initially have...
The Diary
Series: Crocodile Spirit Dreaming - Second Edition, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 87,180. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
She holds a diary in her hand. Its contents terrify her, What awful tale does it tell? She must read it to see what is hidden but cannot bring herself to do so. She hides it away and passes responsibility to another. A fisherman finds an unidentified head in a waterhole in north Australia. Who is this man that no one knows? What first appeared to be a crocodile attack turns into murder.
Empty Place
Series: Crocodile Spirit Dreaming - Second Edition, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,910. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
'Brazen English Hussy - killed her Aussie Outback Lover. Fed his body to Crocodiles,' the newspapers scream. She sits in jail,on trial for murder of a man who almost no one knows. She will not tell what happened on that fateful day. She must hide the truth, keep the secret buried. Information is hidden, can they find it? The search, gets closer. She must stop them.
The Reign of Rain Robinson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 268,020. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Literary collections » American / African American
Even though her title was underboss, Rain Robinson was The Boss of The Family now. The Reign of Rain Robinson includes: The Model And The Madam, Retailation, Punshment, Deep In It and concludes in Dead On It.
The Rebel in Autumn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,890. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Written just before the fatal shootings of four students at Kent State in Ohio, and then forgotten in a drawer for nearly 45 years, The Rebel in Autumn is now published for the first time anywhere, ready to take its place as one of the great works of American fiction from a time when words mattered.
Authentic Mama
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,210. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Paperworth Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African
Paulina Omoregbe aka Iye Baby rules the night life of Nimbe town from her beer parlour with her magic touch and society connections. Her life is however thrown into commotion when a business deal goes bad, ushering her on to a downward spiral of confusion, disappointment and disaster.
Sunlit Shadow Dance
Series: Crocodile Spirit Dreaming - Second Edition, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,820. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017 by Beyond Beyond Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
The girl you love vanishes - you search and search. No trace is found. You see someone who looks so like her - she looks at you but does not know you, no recognition flickers. Is it a mirage, dream or desperate hope? She likes you. You ask and she comes with you. Her mind sees only sunlight. You see dark shadowed edges. Can you remake your life with a person who holds no memory of you?