C.M. Simpson Publishing

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C.M. Simpson Publishing was established in October 2012. It intends to publish a variety of genres including science fiction, dark fantasy, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, young adult fiction and chapter books for tweens. In October 2012, it had published four anthologies of speculative poetry and short stories, the first novel in a dark fantasy series, and a contemporary romance. Current authors include Eleanor Maine, Ellie Moonwater, C.M. Simpson, Carlie Simonsen and Madeleine Torr. C.M. Simpson Publishing is not open to submissions.

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Secondhand Sweetheart
Series: Pictures of Romance, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,620. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
When Lisa Montgomery resigns her job to can mend her relationship with her long-time boyfriend, and is then photographed in a compromising situation with one of the airline directors, her future looks bleak. Unwilling to give up, Lisa decides to take control and see what she can do to repair her tarnished reputation. Honorable Mention: Harlequin’s 2012 Aviator's Challenge.
The Priestess, the Prince and the Dragon
Series: Tales of the Five Kingdoms, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
When Linna finds herself in a city she does not recognize on a world she thought existed only in her imagination. To make matters worse, the god she serves has rejected her, and she is captured and sold to four princes from a distant land, who require a priest of the sea. In trying to regain her deity’s approval, she must flee for her life. Warning: sex scene, slavery. Original title Fisherpriest.
An Anthology of Worlds
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
An Anthology of Worlds is the fourth book in the Simpson Anthology series. It contains stories of a pirate hunt among the stars, a simple gold coin that acts as a gate to other worlds, a teenager haunted by an elven prince, the truth about banshees in space, and how someone from two cultures can find their place in a different world.
Screams for the Dying
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Screams for the Dying is a short science fiction story that blends myth, fantasy and science fiction. In the time in which this short story is set, banshees and star ships are real, and so are a lot of other things. It is approximately 2,500 words long and is the fifth and final story in the fourth Simpson Anthology - An Anthology of Worlds - which released mid-September 2012.
Nettlefold Princess
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
All is not well in Nettlefold Hollow. Amity claims she see things in the shadows and refuses to go out at night. Her classmates laugh at her until she goes missing on the way home from school. When Samantha looks in her locker and finds her diary, she learns that Amity was being haunted by a fairy prince. Who can she rely on to help her with a problem like that? Included in an Anthology of Worlds.
Palmyra Ridge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When the company Chani works for moves to take her people's lands, she must work to save them, but when Security Officer Asleyan steps in, she must work to get him on-side. Can two people from two very different cultures work together to save a nation, while retaining their own sense of self and sanity? Palmyra Ridge is the third short story in An Anthology of Worlds.
Two Worlds Collide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two Worlds Collide is a 115-word modern poem about the things we glimpse from the corners of our eyes. It is the second poem in the fourth Simpson Anthology, An Anthology of Worlds.
In a Cyber World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
'In a Cyber World' is a social comment in poem form about how cyber communications and social niceties. Twelve lines and 56 words long, 'In a Cyber World' is the first poem included in the fourth Simpson Anthology - 'An Anthology of Worlds'.
Finders-Keepers
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A single gold coin shines on the pavement, but no one except me seems to have noticed it. I watch it, hoping someone will take it and claim it as their own. Needing someone to take it. Please take it. Finders-Keepers is an 1,800-word vignette of this vigil. It is the second story in the fourth Simpson Anthology, An Anthology of Worlds, which is released in mid-September 2012.
On a Ship Called Mythicus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Mythicus is crewed by creatures of myth and legend, fairytale and urban lore. In this short episode, it and its crew pursue a space pirate until a small team must continue the pursuit on planet. With its firestarter captain and a defense system that takes its nomenclature too literally, this ship is one of a kind. This story is included in An Anthology of Worlds, released in mid-Sep 2012.
An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,940. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us contains 6 short stories about creatures passing as humans in human settings. Stories cover a range of genres from paranormal urban to science fiction to magic realism. They feature the ubiquitous werewolves and vampires as well as other types of shape-shifters, or humans who aren’t quite all human.
Peace Flower
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Peace Flower is a short fantasy story set in a time of war and change. Shoru is descended from a long line of sorceresses, once valued for their skills. How they are viewed in the future, depends on the battle’s outcome. It is approximately 3,350 words long and is the sixth short story in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, the third Simpson Anthology.
Treaty Time
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: American English. Published: June 30, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Treaty Time is a short science fiction story that continues the story of human settlement started in ‘Nothing’. In this tale, both humans and shifters discover they are not alone, and that some memories are inherited. It is approximately 3,250 words long, and is the fifth story in the third Simpson Anthology - An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us.
Nurse
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
Nurse is a short horror story, featuring a secretive species of vampire and its newest recruit. It is approximately 2,450 words in length, and is included as the fourth short story in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, released in late July 2012.
Esmeralda and the Breeze
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Esmeralda and the Breeze: is a short story in the magic realism genre centered around a young woman finding her place in a world that largely rejects her. It is approximately 1,800 words in length. This short story is the third story in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us,which contains extra content and released in late July 2012.
Nothing
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nothing is a science fiction tale in which humans and shapeshifters find themselves locked in a battle for supremacy after a colony ship crashes. Nothing is approximately 1,250 words in length, and can be found in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, which contains additional material and is to be released late July 2012.
Shadow Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Shadow Life is a short story set in the paranormal night time of our own world. Denie’s lover has been murdered and she must cross the boundary between life and undeath to wreak her revenge. Approximately 5,250 words long, Shadow Life is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, which contains additional material.
An Anthology of Battle
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,370. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
An Anthology of Battle Short: contains 4 short stories and 3 poems about war and the aftermath of war. Stories cover a range of genres: one is near-future contemporary in setting, another traverses three settings, and two more a science fiction pieces. The poems are experimental and range from 8-33 lines in length.
Jalaya
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Jalaya is the fourth and final short story to be found in An Anthology of Battle. Michael bound to the village chief and his soldiers by nanotechnology that provides a unique mental link. With it, he commands a military force divided into Marks, and inherited the duty of Protector. Ten years ago, he helped his community fight free of its township. Jalaya is a story of family and sacrifice.
Death at War's End
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 520. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Literature » War
Death at War’s End: is a 33-line poem taking a different view of the aftermath of war. It is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle.
Keeping the Peace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » War
Keeping the Peace is a 14-line poem notes one of the ironies of peace-keeping. It is included in the soon-to-be released An Anthology of Battle.
War's End
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Literature » War
This 8-line non-rhyming poem describes one way to end a war. It is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
Jacob's Vision
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Erin writes of her earthbound memories of an interplanetary war, of the fate of a war hero, and of the start of re-building. Approximately 5,000 words in length, Jacob’s Vision is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Window on Salukia
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Window on Salukia is A short story made up of a series of linked vignettes describing cyclic battles and aftermaths in fantasy, pseudo-contemporary, and science fiction settings. Approximately 3,000 words in length, A Window on Salukia is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Vignette for Rashkah
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » War
Rashkah’s mother is mourning the death of Rashkah’s last surviving brother when the raiders attack their village. This short piece explores what happens immediately after. Approximately 1,200 words long, A Vignette for Rashkah is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
Duelling with the Dragon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Asian poetry
A series of haiku describing a battle between a knight and a dragon, originally published in An Anthology of Dragons.
Where be Dragon?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A non-rhyming poem about searching for a dragon in today's urban society. Originally published in An Anthology for Dragons.
The Dragon in my Shadow
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Urban
The Dragon in my Shadow is a short tale of office politics and betrayal, which shows that some childhood things can mature into adulthood with us. It was originally published in An Anthology of Dragons and is just over 5,000 words long.
Everything has its Price
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Everything has its Price is the story told by a knight's squire about a blind bard's encounter with a dragon. It was originally published in An Anthology of Dragons, but can be purchased separately here. It is approximately 2,900 words in length.
The Duel
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Duel is a cautionary tale set in a tavern and just a little bit beyond. It was originally published in An Anthology of Dragons and is 3,693 words in length.
Dragon Coast
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dragon Coast is the tale of how Jessica finds work in the corporate part of town. It was originally published as one of the stories in An Anthology of Dragons, but is published separately here. It is 1,396 words in length.
An Anthology of Dragons
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
An Anthology of Dragons is a dragon-themed collection of short stories and poetry. A collection of haiku describes a battle between a dragon and a knight, and a more modern style of poem describes searching for a dragon in the modern world. The four short stories explore dragons as intelligent shapeshifter, companion and beast.


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