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Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 352,950. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Twins are conceived deceitfully by an impotent Emperor. The twins are born during the siege of a bandit fortress, and then are separated by the Emperor, who deprives them of psychic power. The twins are reared separately, as Bandit and Heir, and as they become men, their paths begin to cross and clash. After discovering their true origins, the twins are reunited, their empathy link reestablished.
Peasant and Empire
Series: Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,270. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Twins are conceived through stealth and poison by an impotent Emperor beset by a Peasant General to the south and a bandit to the north. During negotiations with a neighboring Emperor, the General assaults the other Emperor, putting the impotent Emperor in a bind. The General's mate rectifies the insult, delivering her mate into the neighboring Emperor's custody, and herself into his embrace.
Bandit and Empire
Series: Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Empress near term, the General lays siege to the Noble Bandit's fortress on the Empire's northern border as the price of his repatriation. During the siege, the twins are born, and the Sorceror separates their empathy link, depriving them of psychic power, dying in the effort. The Emperor then separates them, faking one twin's death and sending him northward to live under the care of a bandit.
Bandit and Heir
Series: Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,820. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The twins are reared separately, as Bandit and Heir. The Heir goes north to assassinate five bandit leaders, where he is mistaken for the Bandit. The Bandit mates the daughter of an assassinated leader. The Bandit's father attempts to assassinate the Heir's father, but dies in the attempt. The Heir completes his task as his rival and look-alike declares himself Emperor of the northern lands.
Emperor and Heir
Series: Bandit and Heir, the Quadrilogy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,020. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Bandit-turned-Emperor impersonates the Heir and assassinates the Commanding General. The Heir discovers that his father the Emperor faked the death of his twin brother twenty years before, and that the Bandit is his brother. The Heir resigns to make peace with the Bandit. He and the Heir join with their fellow Emperors and disable the four Imperial Swords, ending the Sovereignty of the Swords.
Envy and Cold Blooded Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,270. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Taylor Rutherford has always known that there was more to her than her stunning beauty, brilliance and her desire to be a brain surgeon. She also knew that she could murder if provoked. Love provoked her. She wanted the playwright Evan Tathmen with all of her heart but he loved his wife and baby daughter Wendy. His family had to die for her love to live.
Glad You're Born
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,750. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A young woman, heir to a planetary governor, comes of age on a planet occupied by an indigenous alien moss. The planet's main industry, producing clones, is jeopardized by a shrinking supply of the liquefied moss, used as clone food. Amidst increasing clone agitation, the young woman discovers mounting evidence that her conception and birth may not have occurred naturally.
Strike of the Cobra
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 95,910. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When boat trader Daniel Cassidy is approached by a Turkish businessman who offers him a lucrative international deal, he has his suspicions about the quality of the vessels on offer. Little does he realise that the boats are the last thing he should be worrying about - their hidden cargo is far more sinister.
The Cove
Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
All Suzanne wants is to fit in with the popular girls, Cleo and Minka. When she receives an invitation from Cleo to join her on a boat trip to the exclusive nightclub The Cove, Suzanne is ecstatic. The problem is new friends aren't always what they seem... Short story (just over 4,000 words) from "Underleaf" - a collection of twisted and strange short stories. "Underleaf" is available now.
The Playmakers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,560. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by G. & E. Johnstone Pty Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It’s the biggest lie in the English language. Four hundred years of duping the world. A tale of corruption, passion, murder - and our greatest literary works. Two remarkable men, the frenzied times they lived in and the fixated people around them. William Shakespeare. Christopher Marlowe. One is the real playwright. The other is the stooge. Which is which? ‘The Playmakers’. The novel that reveals