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Spam & Eggs: A Johnny Denovo Mystery
By Andrew Kent
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,240. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2009. Category: Fiction
When Johnny's finely honed senses detect codes hidden in spam emails, the puzzling phrases and suggestive metaphors hint at a plot to steal rare and valuable objects. Soon, Johnny learns that something even more sinister is brewing. As he tracks the emails to their source, events explode into an adrenalized, trans-Atlantic race to prevent a geopolitical catastrophe.
Writing Clear Prose
By George Perkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
A handbook for writers. Intended for self-help and classroom use, it contains chapters on the paragraph, the sentence, diction, the writing as a whole, and style, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Intended primarily to clarify the writing of essays, memoirs, and other forms of non-fiction, it also provides suggestions for improving fictional style.
The Making of a Prince: book one of the Portance Dynasty - (a parable)
By Bruce Edward Butler
Series: The Portance Dynasty, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Category: Fiction
Life is often harsh, and bad things happen to innocent people. And while a child's abduction might not shock life's seasoned travelers, this case was far beyond the typical crime. Some believe there are forces at work beyond those we can analyze and quantify. They say there is meaning, and purpose in the universe. Because of the things revealed as I followed this story, I'm inclined to agree.
The Freel of Streel: Part One in the Narrative of John of Origin
By Ian Kraft
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 65,650. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Category: Fiction
It is always advisable, when you are a conman, to make sure that the town that you're about to try to con does not have a land such as Streel hidden within it. For if it does, you may find yourself trying to escape your mind in an incomprehensible land with a left-handed scribe, being forced to deal with lexically picky ants, Kweengs, and the Freel on your journey through your fears, God and love.
The Journal of A Perimeter Man Vol. IV Metaphor Bridge
By Jann Burner
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,560. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
The purpose of a Metaphor Bridge is to communicate commonly held knowledge in an uncommon manner so that by the time the "reader" passes over the bridge they will be closer to "owning" that which they already know and posses. Reality, after all, is merely a group consensus. We give something a "name", and as a culture, we agree on that symbolic name, and so…it IS valued.
Until the Deep Water Stills: An Internet-enhanced Novel
By Michael Robert Dyet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,150. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2010. Category: Fiction
The lives of Katherine, Jayce, Bryan and Faith converge toward a tragic event as each struggles to decipher the intricacies of love lost and love found. Each discovers in their own way that love is the living core of human existence and that how we love defines who we are. Unique fusion of a print novel with an optional online companion featuring text, images and professional audio recordings.
Bygones
By Alexander Kotlarevski
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 117,240. Language: Russian. Published: January 11, 2011 by Iouri Haller. Category: Nonfiction
Memoirs of Alexander Aref'ev
Claustrum: Part Two in the Narrative of John of Origin
By Ian Kraft
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 61,290. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
Claustrum, a superhero with a strange power, the ability to control people with strange, elegiac mixtures of words, seemingly randomly shows up in the city of Dioma, not knowing where he came from or why he is there. The city is then beleaguered by the cruel villain Sine Animus, who is immune to Claustrum's powers over words. Claustrum flees the city and is forced to seek his own personal truth.
The Polyglot's Nightmares: Part X½ in the Narrative of John of Origin
By Ian Kraft
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
Fleeing a war and in search of himself, Ion finds himself residing in a number of strange caves, on the walls of which are written a strange language. He meets a woman who guides him through his state of being a refugee and is troubled by strange dreams that seem to incorporate the existence of the war, his love for the woman he has met and a sense of the divine.
The Quite Possibly Near Death of Hurol Davelrish: Part Three in the Narrative of John of Origin
By Ian Kraft
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
When an arrogant stuntman, Hurol Davelrish, has a seizure during a stunt, he finds himself in the kingdom of Scalter, a land in which he is king, but which is strangely ruled by a phantasmic man named Viscount Vaunt. Hurol meets a strangely kind friend, Grib, in the malevolent world, who tries to pull him back from the ledge of his pride - what will become of the much-admired stuntman?