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Red River Run by Aubrey Moore Red River Run by Oct. 17, 2018 $0.99 62,750 words Sample 15%
An old demon has come to haunt Maya Colebrook, the famous psychic medium from Caldwell, Montana. The memories of her parents and her dark childhood have returned, only creating more questions than answers of who she is.
Butterfly Red Sky by Aubrey Moore Butterfly Red Sky by Oct. 17, 2018 Free! 74,070 words Read a sample
Demons & evil lurk in the world of seventeen-year-old Maya Colebrook, especially the shadow man who murders her each night in her dreams-the same man who took her best friend, Lizzy's, life. What will she discover about herself along the way of remembering who her real parents are? Who can she trust when anyone could be the shadow man? Will she just become the winged creature in the ruby red sky?
The Malediction of Llewyn Glass by Drew H. Franks The Malediction of Llewyn Glass by Oct. 17, 2018 $8.20 52,360 words Sample 5%
"You're Only Noble as Your Choices, Mr. Glass." What would happen if someone you loved was dying? Would you fight until nothing’s left, beg God to take you? Or, would you sell your soul to the Devil to save her?
The Rewind Files - The First Seven Chapters by Claire Willett The Rewind Files - The First Seven Chapters by Oct. 17, 2018 Free! 28,560 words Read a sample
When a smart-mouthed researcher at the Time Travel Bureau discovers historical events altered without authorization, she reluctantly takes on her first field mission: Operate undercover in the Mid-20th Century to find the source of the Chronomaly. When she discovers a high level conspiracy, she must go on the run through the 1970's and stop the conspirators before she is silenced for good.
Only Human by Meredith Katz Only Human by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 18,790 words Sample 20%
Getting sick sucks, and magic sucks worse. So when Saul finds out that his sudden bout of sickness is actually a curse, he's understandably freaked out by being referred to a necromantic specialist. But the ordeal is made moderately better by the cute receptionist, Theo, who is exactly Saul's type—aside from the fact that he's dead...
the Cult of the Black Lotus by Norman X. Scozzafova the Cult of the Black Lotus by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.99 66,650 words Sample 15%
The gods often make use of heroes. More often, though, they make use of those less than heroic. Revenge, whether served hot or cold, is a thing to be avoided at all costs. Even with that understanding, a young knight embarks on a personal vendetta against the men who killed her parents. This all-consuming goal has been the only purpose for which she was thought to have survived. Is it enough?
The Girl on the Stove by M. Wiklund The Girl on the Stove by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 19,770 words Sample 20%
Princess Galina's father has set her a difficult task: persuade a peasant named Elena to reveal the secrets behind her magical powers. Difficult, and maybe impossible, given that Elena is stubborn to a fault and has no respect for authority—especially the kind that wears a crown. And the more time passes, the less Galina cares about doing her duty and more about simply Elena herself.
Ghosts and Daemons and Cultists, Oh My! by Julie Davis Ghosts and Daemons and Cultists, Oh My! by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 5,020 words Sample 40%
GHOSTS AND DAEMONS AND CULTISTS, OH MY! is a collection of four, fantasy short stories. Each story provides an interaction with a magical or paranormal entity, and if you read closely, you can find where at least two of the stories connect.
Tragic Coolness by Giselle Renarde Tragic Coolness by Oct. 17, 2018 $5.99 33,720 words Sample 20%
When a handsome stranger arrives at the family orchard, Tatyana’s world is turned upside-down. It’s been ages since she’s felt an attraction like this. And yet, when she confesses her love, the enigmatic Eugene Onegin rips her heart to shreds. Years later, when they meet again, will Eugene surrender to his long-buried emotions? Or will a tragic coolness be his downfall?
Midnight Embers - a book of sonnets by Candice James Midnight Embers - a book of sonnets by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.99 11,880 words Sample 20%
The poet weaves a colourful tapestry of words from gentle and gossamer poetic watercolours, painted in transparent pastel palates; through subtle oils with their tactile depth and clarity to altogether ‘darker’ works; pieces from the ‘dark side’ scraped almost violently onto the canvas in gaudy acrylics with a razor edged palate knife.
Rompecabezas Jill by Gary Hancock Rompecabezas Jill by Oct. 17, 2018 Free! 6,790 words Read a sample
¿Qué haces cuando eres un hijo de los ricos y hermosos? Bueno, si eres alto, delgado, con la zanahoria cubierta y lisa, te conviertes en un policía. Esta es la historia de una niña rica y su ascenso a través de las filas de la policía de Los Ángeles. Únase a esta joven, enérgica y veloz, que maneja su auto pone su intelecto contra los peores asesinos de la ciudad.
Temptation's Rose by Katherine McLellan Temptation's Rose by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 80,700 words Sample 20%
An English beauty, a Viking warrior, two worlds collide in scorching passion.
Catee's Exodus by Keith Holmes Catee's Exodus by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 84,230 words Sample 20%
The Vigilant: Catee's Exodus is the story of modern day knights battling hidden dragons in a secret war for our hearts and souls. Catee's Exodus delves into not only this ongoing war, but also the entertainment industry, MK Ultra Mind Control, the Hollywood Illuminati, and the meat grinder of rising fame. It's a paranormal romance, supernatural thriller, and is intended for mature audiences.
A Theory of Love by Kate Christie A Theory of Love by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.99 99,760 words Sample 20%
Sociology professor Eva DeMarco and graduate student Cassidy Trane aren't looking for a relationship, especially not with each other. But as fate conspires to bring Cass and Eva together, they learn that sometimes plans have to be flexible—that is, if they want a chance at their very own Happily Ever After.
Up the Wolves by Mike Ramon Up the Wolves by Oct. 17, 2018 Free! 3,260 words Read a sample
A man's car breaks down on a desolate road that runs through the woods. He decides to walk into town for help...but there is something lurking in those woods.
Step Change Principle by Matthew David Carroll Step Change Principle by Oct. 17, 2018 Free! 2,590 words Read a sample
…Think you’ve had hard interviews? Try time traveler in this multi-dimensional tale…
Stone Knives & Extra Lives by Matthew Hughes Stone Knives & Extra Lives by Oct. 17, 2018 $0.99 58,990 words Sample 10%
In my horror fantasy novel STONE KNIVES & EXTRA LIVES, a romantic excursion in the Welsh countryside and a botched marriage proposal escalate quickly into a battle for survival against forces far greater than “will-she or won’t-she.”
Hartmann the Anarchist or The Doom of the Great City by Keith Brown Hartmann the Anarchist or The Doom of the Great City by Oct. 17, 2018 Free! 36,170 words Read a sample
An 1892 classic tale, by Edward Douglas Fawcett, of a battle between classes, with the titular Hartmann striking fear via his terrorist attacks. Raining down destruction from his dirigible, the protagonist is put at a moral quandary over Hartmann's actions.
White Bark by Josh Gaines White Bark by Oct. 17, 2018 $0.99 6,180 words Sample 10%
A boy and his grandfather encounter trouble on the family farm.
Purple Haze by Candice James Purple Haze by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.99 11,670 words Sample 20%
Purple Haze purports to describe "nondescript days" but these poems situate the "I/You" of the lyric's spoken voice in a passionate, sometimes erotic, interrogation of imagination and feeling that is looking for answers.~ Fred Wah, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate; Officer of the Order of Canada
War and Chance by Kerin Freeman War and Chance by Oct. 17, 2018 $7.50 130,670 words Sample 10%
Thomas, a naive, 18 year-old conscientious objector, has just received his call up papers to join the Hampshires and fight for King and country, and attend boot camp for nine godawful weeks of basic training. Thomas, Spud, Paddy and Archie become a band of brothers. Armed with only a .303 rifle and boot camp training, the lads are thrown headlong into the killing fields of France.
i, Cal by Zachariah Louis i, Cal by Oct. 17, 2018 $1.99 11,870 words Sample 20%
Part to-do list, part instruction manual, i, Cal is the ultimate calendar. For the next year of your life, dedicate yourself to following that other-worldly path. A path that will make you question your identity, dare to question your preconceptions and perhaps, just a little, make sense of the world.
Dead Right by John Dee Dead Right by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 137,440 words Sample 10%
"Dead Right!" 13 People are going into 'Mares Rest' this Halloween. How many will survive? IF you think; after finding over 170 corpses the cops are going to allow you to just waltz down the lane into the sunset. YOU'VE got another think coming!
Anthologies and Remembrances by Alexander Reyes Anthologies and Remembrances by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 4,570 words Sample 15%
contains 12 poems of the zodiac tribute new material and a poem about my grandmother.
The Hitman of Avenue U by Hy Brett The Hitman of Avenue U by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.99 61,680 words Sample 15%
Churchgoer and family man George Mancuso doesn't want to be a killer. But he's unemployed, despondent, and desperate. When his friend Big Nick Lombardi, offers to take him on as a hitman, George realizes that it's the best deal he can get. But he's not sure he can do it. Until he spots Jack Warren, the lying, deceitful boss who ruined his life.
A Change Of Hearts by Linda Louise Rigsbee A Change Of Hearts by Oct. 17, 2018 $1.99 64,970 words Sample 20%
Faced with challenging issues, Carmen must make choices that may determine whether or not their marriage survives.
Owan's Regret: Peace of a Kind (Book Nine of the Hagenspan Chronicles) by Robert W. Tompkins Owan's Regret: Peace of a Kind (Book Nine of the Hagenspan Chronicles) by Oct. 17, 2018 $0.99 63,990 words Sample 20%
In the wake of the Dragon King's war, what kind of peace will our heroes find? Will Peet of Blythecairne and Bessamer of Thrimball finally celebrate the love they have been anticipating, or will an unlikely suitor derail their plans?
Ali Sam - Erapa - part 5/6 by Steve Howard Ali Sam - Erapa - part 5/6 by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.78 29,690 words Sample 10%
Ali Sam - Erapa continues ... How to explain. If you read the other parts before this, the fifth and second last part, you would know that Sally likes to write little fables. She also starts a more involved story while in Turkey. An exploration in history and character building. Some of our characters get together. A road trip just for fun.
A Sunday Love by Verity Norton A Sunday Love by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 102,670 words Sample 20%
Matthew McCullough is in denial. He claims he wants nothing to do with Arielle Bradford. He tries to convince his overgrown family of meddling cousins to let him be the bachelor he is determined to be. The problem is convincing himself. When Arielle comes to town to help with her best friend Sophie's wedding, she sees through Matt's feigned indifference. Their attraction is undeniable.
Trampling Broken Sticks by H.A Dawson Trampling Broken Sticks by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.99 111,300 words
One foe. An agitated nurse. Nasty notes. A chain of disturbing events. A dangerous pact with a suicidal patient. This ward nurse has to contend with a hidden enemy as well as a highly emotional mother.
The Magician's Curse: A Paranormal Romance The Great Dagmaru Book 1 by Linda G. Hill The Magician's Curse: A Paranormal Romance The Great Dagmaru Book 1 by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 68,000 words
When a young woman falls in love with a mysterious stage magician, their passion collides with a dark family secret… Spellbinding romance awaits in this entertaining Gothic tale!
Struck With Venom by H.A Dawson Struck With Venom by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.99 113,970 words
A frail father. A desperate daughter. A tale of greed and revenge. A vindictive mother who ensures she can win at all costs, especially when her plans started a lifetime ago!
Q: Snippets from a Rideshare Driver by R.C. Otovic Q: Snippets from a Rideshare Driver by Oct. 17, 2018 $9.99 57,310 words Sample 20%
When C.D. Howell left his job in the spring of 2017 to become a full-time rideshare driver, he never imagined how easy it would be for passengers to open up and immerse him in their most private, intimate stories. Grab a coffee, light up a smoke, and sit back while he takes you on a journey through his customers' troubled daily lives. Welcome into the Q.
Undercover by Leona Grace Undercover by Oct. 17, 2018 $0.99 69,230 words Sample 10%
Following a successful undercover operation, all Simon Chaucer wants is his warm bed, a decent meal and a chance to rest. But when his life is endangered by a ruthless gang intent on revenge, his plans are thrown into chaos, leaving him no other option but to flee London and his friends.
"Freedom" Crystal Journals 4 by Oct. 17, 2018 $3.99 65,520 words
"Freedom" Book 4 Crystal Journals If you live in a free society you don't spend much time thinking about freedom – you take it for granted. And that is what Susan has done until her crystal thrusts her into a society where everything is changed and did we mention she is FAR INTO THE FUTURE!
Atomic Bebop Hullabaloo by Adam Marsh Atomic Bebop Hullabaloo by Oct. 17, 2018 $3.99 195,870 words Sample 10%
A novelty musician is hired by an eccentric billionaire to find a pair of missing sunglasses in a Pop Art world inhabited by late night horror host gangsters, a doomsday messiah made of Jell-O, giant desert man-eating snow globes, a deadly masked vigilante disguised as a marshmallow, and the hoary netherworld powers of Paul Lynde.
Fear the Lightning: A Collection of Flash Fiction Stories by Kyrie Dunphy Fear the Lightning: A Collection of Flash Fiction Stories by Oct. 17, 2018 $1.00 2,640 words Sample 20%
FEAR THE LIGHTNING: A FLASH FICTION COLLECTION is a group of short stories inspired by the iconic monster movies done by Universal Studios in the twenties, thirties, and forties. These stories are retellings of these classics from different points of view.
Magical Temptations by Jaliza A. Burwell Magical Temptations by Oct. 17, 2018 $3.99 80,790 words Sample 20%
Dr. Laila Porter kept Cyril Shanton alive once. Now she needs to do it again while traipsing through an old cave system filled with dangerous traps to get what they protect. With time running out, Laila, Davies, Rhett, Venni, and Shanton are in for a new adventure.
Sweet September Skye by Verity Norton Sweet September Skye by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 95,430 words Sample 20%
Tough cowgirl, Skye McCullough, returns home to work in the family pub. Riding horses and flirting with cowboys is safe. But when journalist Nick Callen moves to her village in the California countryside, to work side by side with Skye, her heart is tugged in a perilous direction. It takes the determined writer several months and her family's help and learning to ride a horse to win her heart.
Not All Roads Lead To Death by Joshua Altman Not All Roads Lead To Death by Oct. 17, 2018 $0.99 45,570 words Sample 20%
When a man known simply as Undertaker and a young girl named Joana cross paths in the town of Shangri's Point, their lives will forever be changed. Chaos will riddle the town and its up to the two of them to work together to bring peace back to this small part of the Old West. But in time, they'll soon learn they must face the ghosts of their pasts to bring about peace back into their lives.
Alysha by Stephen J Sweeney Alysha by Oct. 17, 2018 $4.95 135,240 words
When her village is attacked and her friends and family are taken away to be sold as slaves, Alysha Tanner sets out on a quest across the world to track them down and return them home. Along the way, she is aided by the most unlikely of allies - the world's last remaining dragon.
Paragon (The Ashen Levels, Part 5) by C.F. Welburn Paragon (The Ashen Levels, Part 5) by Oct. 17, 2018 $0.99 69,880 words Sample 20%
When Balagir awakens at the fire with no recollection of his past, he discovers he is an ashen—a mysterious group of black-eyed vagabonds, addicted to the smoke they must pay the ghostly piper in exchange for power. But danger lurks beyond every hub. Distrustful settlers, the influential askaba, an older darkness that stirs in the ash, and themselves.
Sir Loin Of Beef by Vanessa Vale Sir Loin Of Beef by Oct. 17, 2018 $3.99 38,280 words
They might call me Sir Loin of Beef, but when I see Kaitlyn for the first time, stick a fork in me, I'm done. But I won't claim her alone. Jed Cassidy and I share everything, and that includes her. If the sweet little librarian isn't ready to be wrangled by two rodeo champs, we'll just have to break her in nice and slow. She's ours. We will win her over—body and soul—and when we do?
Standoff At Apache Butte by L. L. Rigsbee Standoff At Apache Butte by Oct. 17, 2018 $1.99 35,210 words Sample 20%
Young Clay Evans doesn’t realize how much he has to lose until a posse and a bunch of Indians back him onto a butte. He’s not about to surrender to either – at least, not until he’s had his say.
The Rendezvous by Lee W Brainard The Rendezvous by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 100,750 words Sample 20%
"Men's hearts shall fail from fear…for the planets of the heavens shall be shaken" (Luke 21:26). The Rendezvous, volume two of the Planets Shaken series, continues the saga of the Rogue, a planet-sized comet which threatens the solar system. This apocalyptic tale weaves biblical prophecy, ancient history, scientific theory, and conspiracy into a thought-provoking thriller.
Satan’s Angels by Sandeep Das Satan’s Angels by Oct. 17, 2018 $6.00 72,650 words Sample 20%
Across 3 continents, 6 industries and over dozens of characters; the angels of Satan bring you a journey of greed, brilliance, sleaze, murder, debt, progress from the greatest profession of them all - management consulting!
Amaranthine by Vikrant Bhardwaj Amaranthine by Oct. 17, 2018 $9.90 125,850 words Sample 20%
Robert Xavier is a normal boy with abnormal abilities who avoids facing the realities of the world. A sudden, unexpected transformation alters the entire course of his life. A life which is filled with strange twists, terrifying secrets and unavoidable circumstances. How can a hopeless boy become the only hope for a land which transcends his powers and capabilities?
The Madness Of Qwerty by Edward Lee The Madness Of Qwerty by Oct. 17, 2018 $6.00 9,330 words Sample 20%
Poems for the hearts and minds of all, to make you laugh, weep and desire.
The People In Between: A Cyprus Odyssey by Gregory Lamb The People In Between: A Cyprus Odyssey by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 79,730 words Sample 20%
“The People In Between” is a fictional family saga with an unforgettable cast of characters. Through their voices, readers will discover a piece of history shaped by the conflicts in Cyprus during the 1960s and 70s.
Harley's Heart by Maggie Rivers Harley's Heart by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 38,590 words Sample 15%
Deputy Dakota Dalton watches a Harley biker rides into town. He gets the surprise of his life when he finds out the biker’s true identity. Bridgette Mathews needs to sell her now deceased aunt’s house but gets more than she bargained for. The “Shady Rivers” series will introduce you to a small Southern town filled with quirky characters, Southern roots, and love around every corner.