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The Darkness
By Michael D. Britton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
THE DARKNESS explores the feelings of one young woman who has gazed into the abyss, only to discover that it is staring right back at her. You can buy ANYTHING on the internet, but can that help Ashley overcome THE DARKNESS? [BONUS: Includes an extended free sample of Michael D. Britton's thriller novel, CANCELED.]
Youthanasia
By Loretta Giacoletto
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
25-page subtle horror. Lidia and Simon Drago are living their last hoorah, a European vacation financed by the insurance money they received when their house burned down. On the night train from Paris to Florence they encounter a stranger who directs them to a lovely pensione in Florence. There, a clever artist agrees to depict the Dragos not as they look now but how they appeared in their prime
The Methuselah Gene
By Jonathan Lowe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,210. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Meet Alan Dyson, a pharmaceutical scientist who lives for his work. He thinks someone has been watching him, following him. He's right. He shouldn't have told a woman pretending to be interested in him on the internet his secret: that he's developed an experimental drug which may extend life by decades. Now that he's in the crosshairs, he's about to learn it wasn't a woman after all.
A Sweeter Rhythm
By T.L. Peters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
This short story follows the life of a violin as it recounts its many ups and downs over the centuries, changing hands between those who love it and those who don't. This story was previously published by RED OCHRE LiT as A Sweeter Kind of Rhythm. "It is fantastic...a haunting tale with a magnificent theme." Shana at A Book Vacation
Dream Displacement, or Love from the Grave
By Robert Scott Leyse
Price: Free! Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A young man falls in love despite himself and the object of his affection is long dead.
Kronos
By Jeremy Robinson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,900. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Two years after his wife's death, oceanographer and former navy SEAL, Atticus Young, attempts to reconcile with his rebellious daughter, Giona, by taking her on the scuba dive of a lifetime-swimming with a pod of peaceful humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine. But the beauty of the sea belies a terror from the deep-a horrific creature as immense as it is ancient.
Confessions of a Troll
By Artemis Greenleaf
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011 by Black Mare Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
When 16 year old Cai Peterson poses as an online troll for entertainment after being grounded, he tangles with a cyberstalker who makes both his virtual and real lives miserable. Surrounded by suspects, Cai has to navigate a shifting landscape of treachery and truth to uncover a hidden enemy before he and his family pay the ultimate price.
A Road Painted in Scarlet
By Michael Angel
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The infamous Highway 74 in Southern California can be a death trap of a road. There’s even a store that sells a T-shirt with the logo: I SURVIVED THE ORTEGA HIGHWAY. Let me tell you about someone who never earned that shirt. I didn't murder him. But what happened haunts me to this day. And the kicker? This story's real.
Shard
By John Richmond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,270. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A dying coal town set deep in the hollows of the Appalachian Mountains is the scene for this compelling supernatural tale. Ancient demons from beneath the smoldering mines recruit the town's last hold-outs in their battle for dominion over the earth. The town constable and his friends will fight for their sanity, their lives and ultimately the human race.
The Hole and Other Stories
By Geoffrey Ivar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a collection of three short supernatural stories by the classic Japanese writer Ikujirou Ran. The included stories are: The Hole, The Man Who Held His Breath and Solitude. Please note that this collection totals about 5000 words.
Winter
By Keven Newsome
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011 by Splashdown Books. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Winter Maessen didn't ask for the gift of prophecy. She's happy being a freak - but now everyone thinks she's crazy. Or evil. Goths aren't all the same, you know. Some are Christians...Christians to whom God sends visions. Students at her university are being attacked, and Winter knows there's more than flesh and blood at work. Her gift means she's the only one who can stop it - but at what price?
Regenesis
By Bruce Vaughan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,280. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The rashness of outer space and all fluidity of time during intergalactic travel are all Juno Zeenon has ever known. Born aboard space lab Wanderer, to parents who find themselves thrust out of orbit and into the unknown as their planet is destroyed be nuclear war, Juno and his family travel the universe in search of another inhabited planet.
Mr. Smith's Errand and Other Stories
By LynnMann
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A collection of short stories, including the prize-winning "Mr. Smith's Errand". Each story has engaging characters and plot twists that will surprise the reader.
Lightning Rider
By Rick Mofina
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-six year-old Jessie Scout had endured a life steeped in pain. She had come to Las Vegas, a city of risk, not to gamble. But to collect. This short work won Canada's top literary prize for crime fiction, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, presented by the Crime Writers of Canada.
The Temple of the Blind (The Temple of the Blind #3)
By Brian Harmon
Series: The Temple of the Blind, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,170. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
After emerging from the frightening hallways of Gilbert House, Albert returns to the mysterious labyrinth hidden beneath the city in search of the answers that have so far eluded him.
A Most Helpful Text
By Michael Angel
Price: Free! Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Journalist Madeline Ferrero's ability to spot patterns in online text leads her on a chase: to find the ‘Helpful Gremlin’ who’s been predicting disasters in the Chicago area without fail for over a decade. The hunt takes an unexpected twist when she starts getting texts from the mysterious Gremlin. But are they thinly veiled threats from someone with the talent to predict the future?
The Pusher's List
By Michael Angel
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 18,140. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Supermarket worker Colin Webb’s day goes from bad to terrifying when he finds a note scrawled in a child’s hand: Pleze Help Us We R Kidnaped. Colin’s co-workers dismiss the note as a joke. Colin’s boss threatens to fire him if he takes any action. But Colin knows that unless he can figure out who the kidnapper is, any chance of rescuing the victims will vanish without a trace.
Vignettes from a C-130
By Harvey Stanbrough
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Some things are much larger and more important than the individual, as a rural New Mexico boy learns when he joins the Marine Corps.
Swap Out!
By Matthew Lieber Buchman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Buchman Bookworks. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Saute! Smile! Die! U.S. Special Forces are killing off the nation’s TV chefs. Only one chef knows what’s cooking...and he’s next! When the recipe is for disaster, even the best chef will need a major Swap Out to survive!
Commuter
By Ryan M. Williams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Ken believes in saving the world one pedal-stroke at a time. In comfort. His vehicle of choice, a low-slung, bright yellow recumbent trike. He rides the trike everywhere. To the store. For fun out on the bike path. And for his daily commute to work. Usually he enjoys commuting on the trike. Some days, it’s a PAIN.