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An Act of Kindness by J Bennington An Act of Kindness by Jan. 21, 2019 $4.99 24,720 words Sample 20%
Story one: a homeless woman is used by an Indian medicine woman to solve relationship problems in two couples. Story Two: a homeless man is transported from Dover, Delaware to Bent Water, Idaho into the life of a widow with a daughter.
Family Business by Greg Tuck Family Business by Jan. 21, 2019 $0.99 71,250 words Sample 20%
Detective Inspector "Sarge" Downs of the Queensland police witnessed the brutal murder of a student near Cairns. With the aid of his colleagues, Nat Johns and Liz Rhodes and the Australian Federal Police and Border Force, he gets to the heart of the matter. Real estate fraud, extortion, prostitution, money laundering, drug trafficking and people smuggling have been behind the young woman's death.
The Changing Tide: Short stories by Lewis J. Beilman III The Changing Tide: Short stories by Jan. 21, 2019 $7.99 64,660 words Sample 10%
The Changing Tide includes ten short stories and a novella. The works represent several visions of a changing United States and feature characters who either embrace or reject the changes they experience. Issues addressed include immigration, racial and ethnic divisions, and sexual identity, among others. Some of the stories reach firm conclusions, while others end enigmatically.
The Noise Of Lies (Or The Lies Of Noise) by Sha'Ra On WindWalker The Noise Of Lies (Or The Lies Of Noise) by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 4,330 words Read a sample
These books contain a form of free verse poetry, opinions based on observation, and some humour and imagination, engaging the heart as well as the mind. A critical look at many current issues intriguing and plaguing man.
Sweet Journey Home by Wayne Luckmann Sweet Journey Home by Jan. 21, 2019 $2.99 99,920 words Sample 15%
Weary of war, self-doubt, and dissipation, a young man travels back to his place of origin in search of lost times hoping to renew old acquaintances while deciding on what direction his life will follow in the years ahead.
A Secret To Kill For Secret and Lies Book One by Tonya Lowe A Secret To Kill For Secret and Lies Book One by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.99 46,300 words Sample 20%
Secrets can ruin lives, break bonds, and destroy families. Some secrets are so important they are worth killing for.
A Worse Secret by Harvey Church A Worse Secret by Jan. 21, 2019 $4.99 85,140 words Sample 15%
When detectives show up and start asking about his wife's unknown whereabouts on dates associated with two vicious murders, Brennan starts to think his wife might be keeping secrets from him. As he digs into his wife's past, he starts to question whether her secrets can be any worse than his own.
The Last Night by Harvey Church The Last Night by Jan. 21, 2019 $3.99 95,110 words Sample 15%
An ambulance came and took Ethan's wife away, except it never took her to a hospital. In fact, EMS claims no ambulance was ever dispatched to his home. Seven years later, Ethan comes across a horrific car accident. The sole victim was a well-known, local businessman. Except Ethan knew him as a medic form the last night he ever saw his missing wife.
Don't Do What I Did by Greg Tuck Don't Do What I Did by Jan. 21, 2019 $0.99 70,730 words Sample 20%
Detective Inspector "Sarge" Downs of the Queensland Police and based in Cairns came to learn of what happened to his Uncle Ray who had been called up to do National Service near the end of the Vietnam War. Ray was seconded to the Joint Intelligence Organisation in Canberra and was faced with a case of spying, corruption and illegal operation at the time of great change in Australian government.
Devil's Dividend by Harvey Church Devil's Dividend by Jan. 21, 2019 $4.99 94,910 words Sample 15%
After suffering a life-threatening heart attack, Edwin's old boss hires him to "find her." Given a client's recent, unsolved murder, Edwin thinks he's to find her murderer. But when he starts digging, he finds ghosts from his ex-boss' shady past... including an illegitimate son. With a murderer on the loose, Edwin tackles his toughest case to date.
Chasing The Light  A CT Journey, Book 1 by Sherry Lee/Hutchison Chasing The Light A CT Journey, Book 1 by Jan. 21, 2019 $2.49 33,670 words Sample 15%
CT did not plan on Fairies as her new neighbors when she moved to a new neighborhood this summer. Her avid curiosity leads to all kinds of trouble when she decides to chase these lights out in the forest behind her house. Most eleven-year-olds would have left this alone. But not CT. There's something different and unique about her. She just hasn't found out what it is yet.
Conspiracy Connoisseur: A Funny Mystery Series Featuring Amateur Sleuth Edwin Burrows (Edwin Burrows Mystery Book 3) by Harvey Church Conspiracy Connoisseur: A Funny Mystery Series Featuring Amateur Sleuth Edwin Burrows (Edwin Burrows Mystery Book 3) by Jan. 21, 2019 $4.99 99,080 words Sample 15%
The incompetent accountant that everyone loves, Edwin Burrows, finds himself high off the victory of his last investigative assignment when a school bus owned by one of the firm's clients is hijacked with fifty-four young students on board. Racing against time, Edwin peels back the numbers to uncover a monster with motive. But is it too late?
Dandelion Seeds by Stephen Measure Dandelion Seeds by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 490 words Read a sample
The foolish assumptions of our society are portrayed through a short satire where a gardener takes advice from a garden gnome. (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
What Goes Around, Comes Around by Greg Tuck What Goes Around, Comes Around by Jan. 21, 2019 $0.99 68,810 words Sample 20%
"Sarge" Downs, a detective Inspector in Cairns, Australia relates how he and his older cousin, Francis, became mixed up in the major gangland war that was happening in Melbourne during the late 1990's. He was out of his depth completely, having only just graduated from the police academy. More by good luck than good management they were able to avoid becoming collateral damage. But only just.
Shield Knight: Rhodruthain by Jonathan Moeller Shield Knight: Rhodruthain by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.99 6,600 words Sample 20%
For fifteen thousand years, the Guardian Rhodruthain has protected the world from the power of the Well of Storms. But the quest of the Seven Swords threatens to unlock the destructive power of the Well. And unless Rhodruthain can defeat the shadows in his own mind, not even the Shield Knight and the Keeper will be able to save him...
The Proposal: Will You Marry Me? Or, Will You Marry Him? by Sam Steve The Proposal: Will You Marry Me? Or, Will You Marry Him? by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 3,410 words Read a sample
Kara Neville loathes rich men and refuses to marry unless it's a poor fellow, and that invites the presence of a sub-poor stranger who comes around to ask her hand in marriage.
Grimm Tidings by J.C. Daniels Grimm Tidings by Jan. 21, 2019 $2.99 38,040 words Sample 20%
In his mortal life, the only thing Jacob liked better than money was a good brawl—until he stuck his fist into the wrong fight, and a demon sent him spinning into a new life as a Grimm. Now, a century later, he’s been called to protect someone too much like himself. A woman who could let the chains of her past drag her down unless she learns to let go. A woman who fights like there’s no tomorrow.
Silver's Bane by Ashli & Trisha Edwards Silver's Bane by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 104,970 words Read a sample
Will hate win? Or does love truly conquer all? Find out in this Supernatural Romeo and Juliet
The Seaside Pictures Boxed Set 1-3 by Rachel Van Dyken The Seaside Pictures Boxed Set 1-3 by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.99 207,790 words Sample 20%
Welcome to Seaside Oregon, where star sightings are as common as Malibu. It's Hollywood's biggest known secret, the place where rockstars and actors alike go to get away from it all, only now that filming has started on what's said to be the newest blockbuster hit, it's getting harder and harder to get some privacy. Books 1-3
Obsydian Star Chronicles: Venture 2 Ascension by DhNAi Harmony Obsydian Star Chronicles: Venture 2 Ascension by Jan. 21, 2019 $6.99 109,230 words Sample 20%
Enter the tale of the dying Obsydian Star. Its enemies believed she crumbled under the war, the truth; she decayed at the hands of time. She intuitively knew, so seven pieces of her stone broke off. The six particles give birth to her children. They grow up to be the Obsydian Star warriors; protectors of high worlds and dimensions. And this is the tale of their adventure to ascension.
La Montaña del Péndulo De Oro. by Inty Morales La Montaña del Péndulo De Oro. by Jan. 21, 2019 $2.99 47,000 words Sample 15%
Ulrich un joven de 13 año descubre una mina de oro de los años 1800 ocurriendo un accidente al caer dentro de ella, con dos hora de semiinconsciencia las ratas le comen el rostro. Su familia lo atiende en secreto para conservar la mina que no está en su propiedad. Descubran cómo el joven Urich se convierte en un asesino psicópata al verse traicionado por su familia, la lucha se vuelve sangrienta!.
Sevenfold Sword: Maze by Jonathan Moeller Sevenfold Sword: Maze by Jan. 21, 2019 $3.99 112,320 words Sample 20%
The quest of the Seven Swords holds a dark secret at its heart. To find a way to destroy the Swords, Ridmark has entered the Durance of Urd Maelwyn, a twisted dungeon built by a dark elven tyrant. There he must find the mad smith who forged the Swords. But the ruler of the Durance does not let prisoners escape her iron grasp...
Story of Barry: or Dmitri  Part Two by Justice Gray Story of Barry: or Dmitri Part Two by Jan. 21, 2019 $5.99 24,660 words Sample 15%
Barry spent time in jail for being accused of the crime of raping an underage girl, who played him for a fool, making him believe she was in her mid-twenties. He meets Patsy, who gets him a job by falsifying documents for him. They start a whirlwind romance and while dating learns that she was the town whore, and decides he can’t handle her having lied to him, so breaks up with her....
The Dusty Old Book by Matthew Howorth The Dusty Old Book by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 1,530 words Read a sample
A Dusty Old Book. Not much to look at on the shelf, especially compared to all the cool, new toys. However, as each flash new toy boasted why it was better than the tatty book, the Dusty Old Book explained to each in turn why books will always last and how the other toys can live on in its pages. A story that illustrates the magic and attraction of books.
Hotwife Escort’s MFM Adventure - A Wife Sharing Romance Fantasy Novella by Karly Violet Hotwife Escort’s MFM Adventure - A Wife Sharing Romance Fantasy Novella by Jan. 21, 2019 $3.99 25,270 words Sample 10%
Transitioning From The Hotwife To The Swingers Lifestyle!
Ransom by John Janovy, Jr Ransom by Jan. 21, 2019 $3.99 52,880 words Sample 15%
Charlie Nightengale wins a Powerball jackpot and his life goes to hell—a familiar story—but his wife Betsy is kidnapped by folks who buy her a new wardrobe, fly her to Houston for a fancy dinner, replace her blown-up Camry with a high end Lexus, and deliver her back to home with an endowment to take care of her for the rest of her life. But she has now has plans for the rest of Charlie's money.
"La vida secreta de las hormigas" by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.99 27,520 words Sample 20%
Colección de relatos y microrrelatos premiados en varios concursos literarios y cuyos beneficios irán destinados a la fundación Aladina
2018: Lyrics & Poems by Andrew Robert Chapman 2018: Lyrics & Poems by Jan. 21, 2019 You set the price! 13,220 words Sample 20%
A collection of over 70 rhymes, written as song lyrics but, for now and the most part, missing a musical melody.
In the Shadow of My Heart by Vicki Caine In the Shadow of My Heart by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 2,100 words Read a sample
Katie has given up hope her love, Charlie will return from the Civil War.
God is a Girl: Blue Magic Woman by James van Loon God is a Girl: Blue Magic Woman by Jan. 21, 2019 $4.99 173,440 words Sample 20%
This Nordic Noir novel is about a young artist who joins an Alpine Abbey to investigate the unexplained death of his uncle, a Benedictine monk. Beneath the medieval walls, he discovers a labyrinth of tunnels – and a secret passageway to a world of eroticism and madness. After a beautiful young postulate is found dead in the monastery, Michael goes on the run like Caravaggio, a bad tempered artist.
Nichts Ernstes by Jay Northcote Nichts Ernstes by Jan. 21, 2019 $2.99 41,520 words Sample 10%
Mark O’Brien ist endlich ehrlich zu sich selbst. Seine Beziehung mit Rachel ist vorbei und er zieht aus dem Haus aus, in dem sie sechs Jahre lang gemeinsam gelebt haben. Sie verstehen sich gut, aber er kann keine Beziehung retten, wenn der Mensch, mit dem er zusammen ist, das falsche Geschlecht hat....
My Shrieking Skin by Jon Jacks My Shrieking Skin by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 23,620 words Read a sample
The way some older guys check you out – well, doesn’t it just creep you out? It does me. Makes my skin crawl. Dogs. Snakes. Wolves. That’s all these guys are, you ask me. Sure, there has to be at least one good guy out there. But finding him – well, that ain’t so easy, is it?
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...(February 2019) by The Society of Misfit Stories The Society of Misfit Stories Presents...(February 2019) by Jan. 21, 2019 $4.99 147,860 words Sample 20%
The Society of Misfit Stories Presents... is a unique periodical of long form fiction published three times a year. Each issue provides an eclectic collection of novelette and novella-length speculative and literary fiction.
Impostor Assassin: A Thriller Novel by Warren Brown Impostor Assassin: A Thriller Novel by Jan. 21, 2019 $2.49 74,070 words Sample 20%
A novel about a man willing to risk his life to save the world. Independent publishing is facing a new enemy. This new threat to authors, agents and publishers is everywhere.
F. Scott Fitzgerald  összes elbeszélései  V. kötet    Fordította Ortutay Péter by Ortutay Peter F. Scott Fitzgerald összes elbeszélései V. kötet Fordította Ortutay Péter by Jan. 21, 2019 $6.00 131,800 words Sample 20%
Az első öt elbeszélés ebben a kötetben a Basil és Josephine történetek második fele, mely Josephine Perryről szól, aki egy jómódú és okos kis kamaszlány. Megtudjuk benne, hogyan ébred rá Josephine a szerelemre, hogy aztán kisebb nagyobb kalandokon és csalódásokon keresztül eljusson „az érzelmi csődig.” A legtöbbet ezek közül az elbeszélések közül a Saturday Evening Post hozta le és..
Fitting In by Stephen Measure Fitting In by Jan. 21, 2019 $0.99 4,620 words Sample 20%
You awake from a coma to find the world strangely altered yet everyone pretending that nothing has changed. Do you pretend with the rest and try to fit in, or do you stand for reality and face social ostracism? (Also available in the short story collection "The Wrong Sort of Stories".)
Carnaval de doces by C. Ribeiro Carnaval de doces by Jan. 21, 2019 $3.99 16,850 words Sample 20%
Crianças brincam o Carnaval de 1952 nas ruas até uma delas ser levada por um homem fantasiado. Dia seguinte Aurora é contratada pelas crianças, com moedinhas, para encontrar o amiguinho desaparecido. Começa então uma caçada a um sequestrador de garotos, que arrasta inocentes com balas e doces, levando pânico a famílias e policiais em um Carnaval de doces.
African Tales:  How Giraffe Got His Long Neck by Marlize Schmidt African Tales: How Giraffe Got His Long Neck by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.99 1,330 words Sample 10%
Giraffes are the tallest land animal. They have very long necks. Ever wondered why their necks are so long? This is a version of the old African myth of how Giraffe got his long neck. (At the end of the story are some interesting facts about giraffes)
Stupid Smart by Jenn Hype Stupid Smart by Jan. 21, 2019 $2.99 60,950 words Sample 20%
He's determined to ruin my love life. I have no idea why, but I do know that if he ruins one more date, I'm going to kill him. Or kiss him. Crap, I can't ever decide...
Jinnbane by Paul E. Horsman Jinnbane by Jan. 21, 2019 $4.99 74,200 words Sample 20%
After many adventures, Eskandar's task gets finally clear: the banishment of every jinni in the world. It is an impossible, hopeless undertaken, even were he the hero from the olden days—Jinnbane. But Eskandar is only a seventeen-year-old chap with a hook hand, some magic and a lot of friends, while the jinn are mighty as the gods. Follow his final journey for the Prophecy in Book 7 "Jinnbane".
Daughter by Hiranya Borah Daughter by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 18,360 words Read a sample
The fictional story revolves around the protagonists of the story, Ramen Barua, underworld Don of Guwahati (Dispur), State capital of Assam and his adopted daughter Vishakha, a poor girl whose father abandoned her mother after birth of her younger sister. It is a description of smooth transition of power from father to his adopted daughter.
Thicker than Water by Lexie Conyngham Thicker than Water by Jan. 21, 2019 $3.99 101,670 words Sample 10%
When young Walter finds a dead body along with the dead fish in his tutor’s fishpond, he knows he should tell his old master, Charles Murray of Letho. The dead man leaves a pretty wife and child and a broken string quartet, but someone must have profited by his death – could it be the avenger from his past as his widow fears, or is it someone from closer at hand? St. Andrews is once again the sett
В Гостях у Сказки. Горшочек Каши by Zenith Publishing В Гостях у Сказки. Горшочек Каши by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 80 words Sample 20%
Добро пожаловать в удивительный мир добрых и поучительных сказок, где каждый может встретить милую принцессу и капризного короля, гномов и огнедышащих драконов, всесильных волшебников и бесстрашных принцев.
One Dead Wife: a gripping crime mystery full of twists by Belinda Bennett One Dead Wife: a gripping crime mystery full of twists by Jan. 21, 2019 $0.99 32,200 words Sample 20%
While investigating the disappearance of a holidaymaker, DI Brock Clarke makes a startling discovery. Tara Swift had been missing for almost twenty-four hours before anyone thought to raise the alarm. Even more disturbing is the fact that a stalker has made her life a misery for two decades.
Hrothwyn by Bard of Burgh Conan Hrothwyn by Jan. 21, 2019 Free! 22,480 words Read a sample
A tomboyish girl, fond of stories of shieldmaidens, gets involved in a Viking raid led by her older brother. The raid goes wrong, and her stepmother tries to teach her that her ‘womanly weapons’ have more power.
African Tales:  How Elephant Got His Long Trunk by Marlize Schmidt African Tales: How Elephant Got His Long Trunk by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.99 1,080 words Sample 10%
Elephant was curious and asked all the animals a lot of questions. He got in trouble... but the trouble changed his life. It made his life easier. This is a version of the African myth why elephants have long trunks.
Devil's  Due by Osuagwul Alexander (a psycho  romance  novel) by Osuagwu Alexander Devil's Due by Osuagwul Alexander (a psycho romance novel) by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.00 31,190 words Sample 5%
"Shed the blood of innocence in the sea of love" Jen knew that was the only way out. But she couldn't lose... not yet... not when the due was something... someone she couldn't lose.
Devil's  Due by Osuagwul Alexander (a psycho  romance  novel) by Osuagwu Alexander Devil's Due by Osuagwul Alexander (a psycho romance novel) by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.00 31,190 words Sample 5%
"Shed the blood of innocence in the sea of love" Jen knew that was the only way out. But she couldn't lose... not yet... not when the due was something... someone she couldn't lose.
Devil's  Due by Osuagwul Alexander (a psycho  romance  novel) by Osuagwu Alexander Devil's Due by Osuagwul Alexander (a psycho romance novel) by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.00 31,190 words Sample 5%
"Shed the blood of innocence in the sea of love" Jen knew that was the only way out. But she couldn't lose... not yet... not when the due was something... someone she couldn't lose.
Devil's  Due by Osuagwul Alexander (a psycho  romance  novel) by Osuagwu Alexander Devil's Due by Osuagwul Alexander (a psycho romance novel) by Jan. 21, 2019 $1.00 31,190 words Sample 5%
"Shed the blood of innocence in the sea of love" Jen knew that was the only way out. But she couldn't lose... not yet... not when the due was something... someone she couldn't lose.