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Strike a Match 3: Endangered Nation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,410. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In 2019, the AIs went to war. Humanity was nearly wiped out. By 2039, civilisation is on the road to recovery. In Dover, life goes on. Food needs to be grown. Children need to be taught. For Ruth Deering, crimes need to be solved. When an artist is murdered, an investigation begins that will take her far beyond the city’s walls and, ultimately, determine the fate of their fragile democracy.
Strike a Match 1: Serious Crimes
Price: Free! Words: 77,450. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The AIs nearly destroyed the planet. Billions died. The survivors rebuilt. Twenty years later, crime is on the rise, and power is once again a prize worth murdering for. Police Cadet Ruth Deering, newly assigned to the Serious Crimes Unit, is called to investigate a murder. Soon, she uncovers a counterfeiting ring, and a conspiracy that threatens to destroy their fragile democracy.
Copyboy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,370. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In 1946 copyboy Alf McGuinness lands a job at The Mirror newspaper and finds himself in a fix. He and feisty friend Jenny are small players in a post-war black market but Mirror reporters are digging for sensation in the contraband economy. As Alf and Jenny try to come to grips with their double lives, things threaten to unravel.
Yankee Determinism
Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
"To Whom It May Concern…You will be escorted off these premises between midnight and dawn on the…" Naturally they weren’t giving him long to decide or prepare; they never got push-back. But, then, he wasn’t like everyone else. Even so, he still had to consider the three teens he was grandfather, and now, father to. He'd gotten his fill of war long ago, apparently the sheriff hadn't. So be it.
Christmas Wonderland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Highland Press Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A Short Story - When Samantha Noelle was talked into replacing her friend as Santa's helper at a department store she was less than thrilled with the divinely handsome store manager who laughed at her in her green elf costume. Sam would have liked staying out of Mr. Giovanni's way, but his precocious young daughter was going to show them both how much they all needed one another.
The Carol Singers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
It isn’t a Christmas card that plops on Alice’s doormat, but a letter from the council.
Following the Troops: Life for an Army Wife 1941-1945
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Eres Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
My mother loved to tell stories about her life and I loved to listen. When I grew up and had an opportunity to publish her World War II adventures, I asked her to write these stories for a collection I was working on for Honno, the Welsh Women’s Press, Parachutes & Petticoats.
Bubblegum and Suckers: A Children's Book for Adults
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
"Free bubblegum and suckers to everyone! Fudge and Cookies for all! Free health care, free drugs, free everything! Nobody pays and Everyone Benefits!" cry the children. In this short story coming on the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, idealists grapple with reality, and youngsters take on old fogeys for the future of the country.
News on the Home Front
Price: $4.87 USD. Words: 84,110. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(3.50)
Set against a worldwide canvas that includes New York, Paris and Germany "News on the Home Front" tells the story of two women who have been friends since their childhood in West Lake, Maryland. The world war has torn apart their lives leaving each trying to find a way to put it back together. It's been a difficult few years with rationing and shortages starting to take their toll.
The Tower at Petite Vigne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,350. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
(5.00)
When a German construction unit arrives at the French village of Petite Vigne to build a flak battery, its inhabitants are forced to face the war they had kept at bay for four years. Will they settle for an undeclared truce with the occupiers? Opt to resist? Or will collaborators rise from their midst?