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Fairy Tales are for White People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Seven-year-old Trenton Lo loves basketball and Star Wars and most of all, his family and Guangdong Barbecue, the restaurant they’re desperately trying to run in Toronto, Canada. Until one day, Trenton opens the door to their rather evil fairy godfather. "Amazingly descriptive. Five stars." Hisham El-far, Goodreads "I would love an entire YA novel about the Lo family." Caelegh Snow, Goodreads
The Emergency Doctor's Guide to a Pain-Free Back: Fast Tips and Exercises for Healing and Relief
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,410. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / musculoskeletal, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Most back pain books are boring. Life is short. Read this one instead. Emergency physician and Medical Post columnist Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes delivers a fast-paced book, based on the most recent scientific research, on traditional and integrative ways to heal low back pain and prevent it from biting you again. An emergency doctor’s fast, fun tips on causes and cures for low back pain.
Blood Diamonds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A story of three women, linked by blood and diamonds. The first, a Ph.D. who loves her research more than any living thing. The second, a Montreal woman who knows her bulging, aching abdomen must conceal a terrible secret. The third, resident doctor Hope Sze, who struggles to save her patient and stumbles across a crime.
Stockholm Syndrome
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A killer infiltrates the obstetrics ward of a Montreal hospital just before Christmas, taking one pregnant woman and one resident doctor hostage at gunpoint. Dr. Hope Sze struggles to deliver her patient's baby with blood on the floor and death in the air.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
How do you solve a problem like your mother? A ferocious flash fiction story, now a finalist for the Derringer Award. Accompanied by an exclusive essay by the author on the exhausted genesis of the story at Kris Rusch and Dean Smith's Oregon mystery workshop, the writing life, and the Derringer short list. "[H]igh quality"--Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Broken Bones: New True Noir Essays From the Emergency Room by the Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
New, blistering, darkly funny essays breaking bones. And fixing them. And the seamy underside of life in the emergency room, with its cornucopia of crazy cases, not just bone-centred ones. For example, the man who tried to eat his own thumb and the case of bleeding brains. Warning: 1. Broken Bones bears no authorized resemblance to any TV show. Rated R. Medical noir. With cussing. Don’t read it.
The Goa Yoga School of Slayers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,290. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
All Octavia “V” Ling wants? Inner peace and a piece of the sizzling spy named Dario. Instead, she jets off to Goa, India and lands in the midst of spies! Lies! Yoga! Elephants! Betrayal! The Goa Yoga School of Slayers. The hilarious, pulse-pounding sequel to The Italian School for Assassins.
Terminally Ill
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,930. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When “Elvis the Escape King” chains and nails himself inside a coffin and lowers himself into Montreal’s St. Lawrence River, he can’t break free. Hope restarts his heart and saves his life. But now Elvis demands to know who sabotaged his stunt. So Hope plunges into the magical art of escape--and the art of crime and betrayal. "Entertaining and insightful." -Publishers Weekly
Magic by the Dollar: A Skeptic, a Scrooge, and Two Kids in the Kingdom of Orlando
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,360. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
One family. Three days. Two theme parks. Will they survive? The players. Code name: The Skeptic. When he was a kid, his parents would drive him and his sister down on annual torture-trips to Florida, with the dog sandwiched between them. The Skeptic hates crowds and noise, and barely tolerates his own family. Theme parks=the most excruciating place on earth, to him. So why should he submit to this
The Cancer Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
When my father--the smart, strong, mostly silent type--got diagnosed with a brain tumor a few months after his 56th birthday, I figured we'd ended up with the worst Christmas present ever. Instead, he and my infant son taught me the most important Christmas lesson of all.
The Cheap and Lovely Guide to Montreal: Food, Fun, Fashion, and Ze French
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Budget
Montreal. The gourmet capital of North America, where you don’t have to pay big bucks for the best eats. The city of beautiful women and men, where you can buy eco-conscious fashion by local designers, at a bargain. The endless fun of festivals, clubs, dancing on a mountain, or chilling out to yoga. And oh yes, ze French. Beauty and joie de vivre. Discover Montreal.
The Italian School for Assassins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Assassin school. Why not? Octavia “V” Ling figures she'll get an insane workout and the adventure she craves for a birthday that ends in a zero. Until the other assassin students start attacking her. So V sneaks out for a drink with a hot young Italian guy, only to wake up the in morning with a teeny hangover and a huge problem: someone killed her roommate and framed her for it. Yoinks.
The Knowledgeable Lion: Poems and Prose by the Unfeeling Doctor in Africa
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,040. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I yearned to visit Africa. Instead, I finished my medical training, got married, and had kids. Then my teacher friend, Becky, said, “My school is going to South Africa. You could come.” This is a short book of poems, mixed with occasional prose, about my travels in South Africa and Swaziland. As a tourist, instead of as a doctor. As the African proverb says, “Travel teaches how to see."
Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy: The Unfeeling Doctor’s Fresh Confessions from the Emergency Room
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Are women ruining medicine? Nah. Real life in the emergency lane, zeroing on body parts and chicks in scrubs. Just like Grey’s Anatomy, medicine with a little bit of sex. And, like Fifty Shades of Grey, a tiny bit of torture.
Eat Right and Get a Dog: Short Thoughts on Losing Weight and Gaining a Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Who wants to lose a few pounds? I do, I do! Who wants to read about weight loss? Um… I'm a doctor who won't count calories. I want to eat more than a goji berry or order a magic spoonful of powdered spinach from every Tuesday. Do what I do: eat right and get a dog. Hooray!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
She never met a man who didn't want her. Until today. Mr. Cold, Dark, and Dangerous. And now, she'll do anything to find him again. Anything. But in the meantime, she must satisfy another man…and a woman holding a pack of cards, and a pair of handcuffs. A short Cold Ones story.
Apples, Broccoli & Rats with Islands: Short thoughts on envy and positivity for writers (and human beings in general)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Do you seethe with envy? Do you turn so green, staring at your friend's award-winning, New York Times bestselling books, that you kind of look like...broccoli? Me too. This bite-sized book tells you how I kicked envy to the moon—well, not the moon. Okay. The front porch. Using my muscular yet shapely broccoli legs, I kicked envy to the porch so I could write my own work. You can, too.
The Unfeeling Thousandaire: How I Made $10,000 Indie Publishing and You Can, Too!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
In my first few months of indie publishing, I made zero dollars. That's right. The big donut. But by the end of my first year, I'd grossed over $10,000, making me not a millionaire, but a thousandaire. How? Hard work and a bit of good luck. We can all profit from indie publishing, whether it's a little or a lot. Come join the thousandaires club!
Mr. Chef & Ms. Librarian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,470. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Tariq and Ivy aren't just from opposite sides of the tracks, they're from opposite worlds. He lives for food. She tolerates it. He's got his Muslim-Canadian family on speed dial; she doesn't speak to her mother in England. Her ex just dumped her. His business is on its last loan. And yet, when Ivy strolls into Tariq's cooking class, love is too delicious to resist.
The Unfeeling Wannabe Surgeon: A Med School Memoir
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,430. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
The hours are inhumane. The people are insane. But you literally hold someone's life in your hands. And the one thing that nobody told me before I plunged hands-first into my surgical rotation, the thing I had to discover for myself, was that, compared to anything else in medicine, every blood-spattered second of surgery is so much fun.
The Unfeeling Doctor Betwixt Birthing Babies: Poems About Love, Loss, and More Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,070. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is the story about a plucky emergency doctor giving birth to two healthy babies—and all the whacked-out stuff that happens in between. Death and disease stalk and smite my family; I'm trying to save lives in the ER and conceive another baby. Warning: this book is less about official doctor-ing and more about my unbalanced life (but funny! And plucky! Did I mention plucky?).
Beware of the Chinese Mama: Novel Excerpts About the Chinese Mama-fioso
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
"Why don't you write about your mother, like Amy Tan?" said a friend. I resisted, but my mother crept into my writing. Is she a tiger mother? Not strict enough. Dragon lady? Too disorganized. Girl yelling "Me love you long time?" Uh, try another era. My mother defies stereotype. For my friend, and for anyone else who likes, or fears, or is a Chinese Mama, read and weep over the Chinese mama-fioso.
These Delicate Creatures
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When a tyrant overtakes her space colony, Emma Lo strikes back with her art. She employs nanotechnology to transform her nearly century-old body so that she may play Othello in a desperate bid to satirize and overthrow the President—until someone hacks Emma's com link and begins to blackmail her. A cat-and-mouse game where Emma's life and spirit are at stake.
Piranhas, Pickle Joe, and Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if...your best friend was a long, thin slice of dill pickle and you played with him every night in your dreams? What if...this world became more real than the one you're in right now? What if...Pickle Joe took you swimming up the Amazon River and the piranhas attacked you?
The Littlest Caregiver
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When my father was diagnosed with brain cancer, I could handle the hospital. I'm a doctor. I pushed for faster and better treatment. But the actual caretaking? I fumbled. Luckily, my infant son Max was wiser than me. Here is Max and Dad's story. This essay will also appear in my book, The Unfeeling Doctor, Unplugged. "Beautiful...one of your best pieces ever."-Medical Post editor David Hodges
The Popcorn Prophecies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,230. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Everyone knows girls can't tell the future. Everyone, that is, except Julia Sharpe. She starts fortunetelling with popcorn kernels (it's like using tea leaves, only it's, um, popcorn)--and kinds of ends up saving herself, her clan, and all the other supposedly untalented girls on the planet.
Buddhish: Exploring Buddhism in a Time of Grief: One Doctor's Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,700. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Death, Grief, Bereavement
When you can’t eat, pray, or love. Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes lost her heart when her first pregnancy ended in stillbirth. Join her on a fresh journey inward, where even a teaspoon of Buddhism—becoming “Buddhish”—helps her, and all of us, wade through grief and slowly rekindle joy."I am a better person and a better Buddhist (whatever that label means) for having read this book."—Barry W. Morris
Your Baby Is Safe: excerpts from an illustrated book for anybody who has loved and lost a little one
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 230. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy
If you yearn to hold your baby, If your love still burns, If your heart is broken, Or if you want to comfort to someone walking this road, This book is for you. Excerpts from the art book written and illustrated for anybody who has loved and lost a little one at any age. "The words and imagery are wonderful...I hope it provides many people with some comfort..." Maggie McVay Lynch, Ed.D.
Waiting for Jenny Rex
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » General
Jenny Reed? Just another kid who died from anorexia. Jenny Rex? That's Jenny Reed back from the grave, informing the world about her deadly disease. Instead of dragging entrails and consuming brains, she's charming the world with her drive, her sass, and funny little streaks of innocence. Especially Josh, the media-savvy reporter, who falls in love with the world's first zombie.
The Unfeeling Doctor, Unplugged: More True Tales From Med School and Beyond
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Was I always The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World? Of course not. I offer you counter-examples from medical school, a time when I was so earnest, I scraped my finger on the mannequin while practicing my digital rectal exam technique (true story). Now I practice emergency medicine in the digital age, where Twitter co-exists with trauma and tendonitis. Come on in.
Popcorn Girl in Like
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,120. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Julia Sharpe can tell the future using popcorn. That's right, popcorn. It's like using tea leaves, only cooler. But the cute new kid, Darwin Jones, makes all the fortunetellers sick. How can Julia save the day and get Darwin to fall in like with her at the same time? Winner of the InnermoonLit Award for Best First Chapter of a Novel (2008)
Lucky Now and Zen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Coming of age
Luke Gallagher rules the world as the luckiest guy on the planet. Well, not literally. But he gets the grades, the girls, and the goals ever since he rubbed the belly of the Laughing Buddha statue in Chinatown. His luck drops in the crapper on the first day of university. Now Luke's got to shovel his way out and maybe, just maybe, find true love...plus a little Zen Buddhism and real magic.
Wolf Ice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,040. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Wolf ice killed Leila's best friend. And now it's stealing Leila's self-control. A new werewolf bait drives her straight into the arms (and on to other anatomical parts) of her sizzling ex-boyfriend while other wers battle for their survival. Can she fight past the lust in order to save her species? "Detective drama with bite."—Derek Newman-Stille "It's fantastic!”—Ludvica, paranormal romance fan
High School Hit List
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,870. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jimmy can talk to animals. No big deal, probably part of his Mohawk heritage. But one day, Coyote tells him, "You have to go to school. There's going to be trouble." Turns out a bully's slashing his way through a hit list, starting with one of the vice principals and closing in on Jimmy himself at number four. Now Jimmy's got to protect them all--with some help from the birds and the beasts.
Dancing Through the Chaos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,800. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Three friends. One belly dancing class. Every Monday, on penalty of death or cheesecake. At the first class, Kate gets bushwhacked by a friend request on Facebook from her old best friend/first lover. Hailey decides that she loves belly dancing more than her husband. And Gavriella picks up a guy who turns down the fornication. (Is he crazy, or does she smell that bad?) Sex. City. Dancing.
Notorious D.O.C.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Eight years ago, someone ran over a young doctor who asked too many questions. Today, at the mother's request, Dr. Hope Sze untangles the cold case before the killer silences Hope, too. This time, the sociopath won't back down. Neither will Hope--or the two men vying for her attention. The second Hope Sze mystery. Written by a Montreal ER doctor. "Hope Sze is...utterly likeable."--EQMM
The List
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,070. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Oona's husband asks for an open marriage, she kicks him to the curb and makes a list. A list of the guys not taken. The first guy she really loved. The guy who morphed into Dr. McDreamy. And the smokin' yoga teacher with abs of titanium. The List of all the guys she coulda-woulda-shoulda. Now Oona can. She will. And she should. The List. Because a few good men are the best revenge.
Code Blues
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,140. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Dr. Hope Sze rolls into Montreal with three simple goals: 1) survive her family medicine residency, 2) try pain au chocolat, 3) go on a date sometime in the next two years. Then she discovers a doctor's body in the locker room. When she tries to uncover his killer, two men dive in to help her. The one man who makes her melt has zero alibi. "Hope Sze is an utterly likeable character.” EQMM
Dancers With Red Shoes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When magical creatures need a cure, they journey to the Wizard's Hospital. On a sweltering day in July, a pair of red shoes dance in the tower of the Wizard's Hospital. Leah Chang, the wizard's apprentice, brings the shoes to audition for the Royal Academy of Magical Ballet. Originally published in The Dragon and the Stars, the 2011 Aurora Award-winning anthology.
A Pain in the Toenails
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Ah, the innocence of medical school. This is a story from my third year of clinical clerkship, when I started rotating through the hospital wards. One patient taught me about ulcerative colitis...and a few other things. You can also find this essay in my book, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room.
Skin Song
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
"[A] medical student who is anything but ordinary... Kyla has a strange gift: she can hear skin songs. To her, a person's skin has a song and each person sounds differently. On arriving at med school she finds herself in a quandary: does the skin song continue after death? Mixing mystery in with sheer humanity and splendid characterization, Yuan-Innes's story is a delight." -Alicia Curtis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When magical creatures need a cure, they journey to the Wizard's Hospital. On a cold day in December, a mysterious man makes a pilgrimage to a hidden corner of Montreal, Canada. He has been walking for almost 2000 years and must negotiate a dwarf, a three-headed dog, and worse yet, pesky apprentices before reaching the poutine-loving wizard named Noah who might be able to help him.
Mrs. Marigold's House
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Every Hallowe'en, Mrs. Marigold invites only six children to her mansion. One boy, Adam, warns Ashley away, but her parents, desperate to get in good with the richest woman in town, force her to go. Trick or treat? Trick. Definitely trick. The question is if Ashley can get out alive. "Yuan-Innes delivers a Bradburyian shocker in 'Mrs. Marigold's House'.....Highly recommended."-Paul Di Filippo
Iron Monk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two Shaolin monks exiled to outer space try to keep up their traditions, including kung fu, on their way to answer an alien communication signal. But when Little Tiger falls ill, they must reinvent their approach in order to survive. "[A]n intriguing story of a group of Chinese dissidents sent on a treacherous space mission to contact aliens in the outer Solar System..." D. Douglas Fratz, sfsite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A pregnant teenager donates her embryo to a recipient mother who wants red-haired children. The doctor who pioneered the technology performs the microsurgery exquisitely. Everyone should live happily ever after. Except this isn't a fairy tale. "Red," a short story originally published in Nature's Future science fiction section.
The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales From the Emergency Room
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,140. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Life as an emergency doctor. That teenager puking up two liters of vodka and his stomach lining at triage? Yup. Blood pouring out of a terrified pregnant woman? Call me. Plus the patient who no longer has a nosebleed screaming at me across the department, "You. Are. The Most. Unfeeling doctor. I have ever met!" Come on in. Nominated for the Top 50 Must-Read Books for Nurses in 2012.
Space and Time Books
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
"Anyone who loves bookstores will enjoy "Space and Time Books" by Melissa Yuan-Innes, a lyrical tale with a very different central character." --sfrevu.com In a world where two independent bookshops close every week, Space and Time Books takes its fate into its own hands. Well, it's a bookstore. It doesn't actually have hands. But it does have a Book of Spells that grants it three wishes...
Embryos in Space
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Award-winning author and physician, Melissa Yuan-Innes, explores the strange new worlds of embryo transplantation ("Red"), human-ape genetic engineering ("Growing Up Sam"), and exile (two Shaolin monks banished to outer space in "Iron Monk") in an exclusive collection of her science fiction stories.
Growing Up Sam
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hi. I Sam. I half bonobo, half human. That make people want to kill me. I not care. I play in my steel room. But then something go very wrong. Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection "affecting"-- SF Site "strong...In tone the story resembles Flowers for Algernon.... Yuan-Innes pulls off quite a difficult balancing act." --Challenging Destiny
Little Box of Horror
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,350. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Award-winning author Melissa Yuan-Innes gathers three of her most disquieting tales, "Skin Song," "The Dormitory of the Friable Little Girls," and "Mrs. Marigold's House" for your reading (dis)pleasure. From a medical student rightfully afraid of dissecting a cadaver to sadistic nuns and vampire schoolgirls, come in and open this little box of horror.
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Smashwords book reviews by Olo Books

  • Side Dish of Death for 12: Whaddya Mean 'Honor Among Thieves'..? on Sep. 11, 2011

    Looks like a lot of fun! I haven't had a chance to do as a dinner party, but just reading the character descriptions and plot twists makes me want to take a run at it. I'll post another review once I've tried it in real life, but in the meantime, I'll be dreaming about Chicago during the Prohibition!
  • A Pleasing Shape on Oct. 05, 2011

    Very dark and cold, slipping from one scene to another, frightening in its detached descriptions of horror.