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The Justine Case by Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature, Fiction » Literature » Literary
As Justine starves herself in order to lose weight, strange things begin to happen. Is Justine losing her grip on reality or is something more sinister going on? The Justine Case is a short story where the cross between fantasy, dream and reality is blurred. The idea of self-identity against other people's perceptions of the self is both questioned and challenged, along with the idea of reality.
Baxter's Friends by Ned Randle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,480. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jerry Baxter and his two friends, Hugh and Al, are in midlife crisis. Jerry dreams about stark rituals from his Native American heritage. Hugh finds relief from the tedium of his job and his wife’s disinterest by fantasizing about an attractive female co-worker. Al, a hustler and womanizer, is looking for a new thrill. When fantasy gives way to reality, their troubles really begin.
Retrouvailles (French edition) by Christopher G. Moore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,030. Language: French. Published: May 28, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / General
Tony Collins, un correspondant de guerre américain, et Sam Rith, un ancien enfant-soldat chez les Khmers rouges, se retrouvent trente ans après. Tony a aidé Sam, un adolescent de quinze ans meurtri par la guerre et les camps de réfugiés, à refaire sa vie aux Etats-Unis...
Reunion (German edition) by Christopher G. Moore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: German. Published: May 28, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / General
Nach fast dreißig Jahren trifft der amerikanische Kriegsberichterstatter Tony Collins Sam Rith wieder, einen ehemaligen Kindersoldaten der Roten Khmer. Tony hatte dem sterbensmüden, fünfzehnjährigen Sam einst einen Neuanfang in den Vereinigten Staaten ermöglicht...
Rottweiler by Christopher V. Alexander
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,730. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jon has spent ten years silently enduring an abusive marriage to a woman he never loved. But when Jon is the only witness to a vicious attack in his suburban neighborhood, he must decide whether to bear the burden of continued silence or to bare his fangs and finally say “enough”.
The Scribe by I.C. Wagner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,500. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A mysterious woman inscribing messages on the necks of men, an ancient artifact and a demon gate about to be opened - all set amidst an industrialized Renaissance. What starts out as an adventure in a vibrant and mostly familiar setting soon transitions into a dark, twisted and fantastical world, where the demons on the outside are by far not as threatening as those we harbor within ourselves.
Paradox Lost: A Divine Comedy Book II by Daniel L. Lowery
Series: The Paradox Lost Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.50 from 2 reviews)
L'Inferno, the second part of Paradox Lost, has Steve Adams taking a job at a fundamentalist school. Adams thinks he can walk the intellectual tightrope between science and religion. When the university president's daughter tempts him into joining her family Adams begins to compromise his principles. Will a lifestyle of ease cause him to abandon science for superstition?
The Poem Store by Angie McCullagh
Price: Free! Words: 40,450. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Poem Store is a short story collection about women at surprising turning points during the summer of 2009. A middle aged breast cancer survivor becomes enamored with a young photographer staying in the small motel she manages. A twenty-something haiku busker in Seattle finally decides her boyfriend is no good for her. A governor’s wife realizes her husband has taken up with a Brazilian woman a
Corpus Callosum by Erika Price
Price: Free! Words: 53,970. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Corpus Callosum is a work of literary science-fiction about Jeanette Porter, a 30-year-old copywriter who uploads the mind of her dead sister Joey into a computer. But Joey doesn't take this change well, and begins to behave erratically. Jeanette must track down the computer’s inventor and enlist the help of several other uploaded minds in order to save her sister’s sanity and repair their bond.
Unmarked Graves by Crystal Alford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After being shunned by her religious family for 12 years and making a new life for herself, Sarah must find a way to come to terms with the death of her grandfather, a man she once loved. Her journey is reflective, thought provoking, and sometimes humorous.
Caffeine Cinema by Roy Claflin
Price: Free! Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With the world becoming a scarier place, his best friend sinking into a post-graduation depression, and an old family acquaintance showing up with bad news, Eddie is forced out of his comfort zone and seeks to make some changes in the easy life he's built for himself.
Wild Stabs at Love or Something Like it by Jessica Harman
Price: Free! Words: 19,260. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 by Philistine Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Wild Stabs at Love or Something Like it is a short story collection in which love is examined as an imaginary place in the mind, as well as an agreement between two people that is real but tentative. These are stories of two ships passing in the night, of intercultural communication, of being lost and finding one's self in others, and in one's self.
Rory, My Brother by Kate Walker
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s hard to live with some people, and harder to live without them. This story is based on a real family I meet some years ago. Their plight touched me, not least of all that of the older brother. Because the family tried to protect him, he seemed farthest removed from the unfolding tragedy. But there was no protecting him from the fact that sometimes, unfortunately, love hurts.
I Like The White World by Mark Butterworth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Ted Mason, hired by a Catholic film making company, conceives of a documentary that would explore what professional thinkers and powerful men make of Pilate's final, unanswered question to Christ: "What is Truth?" In the course of making that documentary, Ted learns much about his father, his faith, his colonial ancestors, and himself that could not have been laid open to him in any other way.
Sensible Shoes And Other Stories by John Ellison Davies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Every life contains a private joke. What’s yours? Friendship, fetishism, romance and resurrection are only some of the themes explored in this intriguing collection of thirteen short stories from a contemporary master of the form. The title story appeared in Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature Vol. 27 No. 2 Dec. 2013.
Lorenzostein: A Bizarre Tale of the Depravity of a Young Academic by Mary Smetley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,830. Language: American English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Lorenzostein is the story of a young academic who is a bit different from the most of us in that he has an overwhelming fixation on sex and is quite paranoid. The story details his problems in academia and his relationships with his various mistresses. Furthermore, in the course of the story he comes to feel that he is a Christ-like figure who has come to save humanity.