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Beyond the Stone Arch by Gisela Woldenga Beyond the Stone Arch by Jan. 19, 2019 $1.99 19,460 words Sample 20%
During a visit to her grandmother’s house, Ellie notices a stone arch in the garden that she has never seen before. Curious, she steps through it and meets a boy, Orly, who has been waiting for her. He tells her that he was killed two hundred years ago, and he needs Ellie’s help to find his grave so he can go back to his village, and she's the only one who can help....
Farting Sandwich Thieves by Sharon Naude Farting Sandwich Thieves by Jan. 19, 2019 $2.99 1,040 words Sample 20%
Sam is a boy in middle school. He and his friends often struggle with some real life situations that leads to some hilarious results. They are always busy making plans and the tree-house Sam's father built, is their favorite place to make these plans and discuss their secrets. In the first book Sam and the gang make plans to teach some bullies in school a lesson.
On A Witch And A Spell: A Blackwood Bay Witches Mystery Prequel by Misty Bane On A Witch And A Spell: A Blackwood Bay Witches Mystery Prequel by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 15,580 words Read a sample
This is a prequel novelette to the Blackwood Bay Witches Mystery Series. On A Witch And A Spell is a short, humorous cozy mystery read filled with magic; a mystery or two; and snarky, no nonsense main character and her friends.
Give Your Soul Back To God by Sha'Ra On WindWalker Give Your Soul Back To God by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 4,570 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.
Blood, Honor, and Time: Volume 2 by Albert Oon Blood, Honor, and Time: Volume 2 by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 16,370 words Read a sample
Being a hero is more than action and adventure Benedetto, the next hero who is chosen to have the blessing of time travel, is now tasked with getting the complete trust of the three cultures of the world after having subjugated the central government. What experiences and lengths will he have to go to in order to accomplish this next great quest? Will he be honest or deceitful?
The Fear of One Nervous Young Man by Dustin Lewit The Fear of One Nervous Young Man by Jan. 18, 2019 $0.99 500 words Sample 20%
A rambling yet humorous self-parodying tale written by Dustin Lewit. Copyright 2019 by Dustin Lewit. All rights reserved.
Tilly and Elmer - Valentine Monkeyshines by Gene Clements Tilly and Elmer - Valentine Monkeyshines by Jan. 18, 2019 You set the price! 4,090 words Sample 30%
Valentine’s Day is coming and Tilly is in the mood for romance! She’s ready to get out of South Branch with Elmer and try something sexy, shocking, and maybe even scandalous. They head for St. Louis for a wild night together, but a combination of high libido and low sobriety leads to, well, an incident.
Kiddies for Muna by Ephraim Michael Kiddies for Muna by Jan. 18, 2019 $0.99 3,900 words Sample 20%
Collection of thirteen (13) children stories, exclusively written for the entertainment of our kids.
Bumptious Soup by Lucy Camilla Bumptious Soup by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 3,860 words Read a sample
Where is the snail? Who killed the bee? Who lost a bone? Mysteries in the garden! Bumptious Soup, slug 'detective', KNOWS he can solve these crimes. Clever Ant says that "...he is personally responsible for all Bumptious' successes." Three slightly humorous stories suitable for children ages 8-11 years.
Um amor para Laura by Laís Alves Um amor para Laura by Jan. 18, 2019 $2.00 18,900 words Sample 20%
Laura é apaixonada por John e ele por ela, mas Laurel é uma ex bem ciumenta e maldosa que vai fazer de tudo para separar os dois.
A Taste of Haiku by Dennis Herrell A Taste of Haiku by Jan. 18, 2019 $0.99 1,240 words Sample 15%
With his new Ebook, Dennis gives his readers a special kind of poetry, “A taste of Haiku”, with its 3-line, condensed view of nature and life. He offers a fine selection of haiku—traditional Japanese style, a more popular, modern version, and the senryu (sometimes humorous or satirical in tone). Dennis hopes that his enjoyment of haiku comes across in a pleasurable way for you.
The Nanny by Laís Alves The Nanny by Jan. 18, 2019 $1.00 6,980 words Sample 15%
Uma garota, que quando muito jovem perdeu os pais e com isso teve que cuidar dos irmãos menores. Saiu muito cedo para encarregar-se de seu sustento e do sustento de seus irmãos... Um dia seu caminho se cruza com o de um jovem e arrogante empresário e desde então suas vidas mudaram para sempre...
Unsound Sounds by Jack CJ Stark Unsound Sounds by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 18,830 words Read a sample
A man struggles with his creases. A woman wants a job, but she is not going to take her hat off so don’t even ask. An owl visits at the right time. A lesson from a father about trying everything once. Buttons falling. A young woman receives a life lesson after being left on read. Short stories from the broken mind of Jack CJ Stark.
Amos & the British Soldier’s Widow (An Interracial Romance in the Post-Civil War Era) by Joyce Melbourne Amos & the British Soldier’s Widow (An Interracial Romance in the Post-Civil War Era) by Jan. 18, 2019 $1.99 12,480 words Sample 20%
Amos & the British Soldier’s Widow -- When a black man in the small town of Exodus, Kansas, writes away for a mail order bride, little did he know that a petite and very white widow of a British soldier would arrive on the train platform in the neighboring town of Generosity. This is an emotional story about an interracial romance in the post-civil war era.
Make a Romantic Bouquet of Fresh Fruit for Her with Us by Rain Bowly Make a Romantic Bouquet of Fresh Fruit for Her with Us by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 520 words Read a sample
Rainbowly provides amazing and creative gifts such as a bouquet of fresh fruit, chocolate dipped strawberries, fresh fruit gift box, etc. which will actually surprise your loved ones and make them happy on special occasions.
HOW TO MAKE COLON STRONG by JonStuart HOW TO MAKE COLON STRONG by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 1,610 words Read a sample
A healthy diet can help protect against colon disorders
Времяворот by Владимир Ясев Времяворот by Jan. 18, 2019 $3.40 6,760 words Sample 20%
Паловы дыні by Уладзімір Ясеў Паловы дыні by Jan. 18, 2019 $3.40 690 words Sample 20%
Аўтар спрабуе перадаць пачуцці і светаўспрыманне праз сімвалы і формы традыцыйнай японскай паэзіі.
School Stationery | Shark Stationery GmbH by Mehrab Ali Khan X School Stationery | Shark Stationery GmbH by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! Read a sample
Shark Stationery GmbH is one of the top brand of School and Office Stationery in Germany
In My World by Simon Wells In My World by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 2,270 words Read a sample
Simon Wells has written on film and music for many magazines and newspapers including The Guardian; The Times and The Independent. He is a regular contributor to Empire, Record Collector, Total Film and The Beatles’ Book, the group’s official magazine. In addition to his writing credits, In My World is a free sample of Simon's poetry which will coincide with The Wishing Line set for release 2019
Liberty's Invitation by Jeremy Natus Liberty's Invitation by Jan. 18, 2019 Free! 4,130 words Read a sample
In 2016, I wrote a poem on citizen participation in politics. Before publication, I added a poem against social division and tribalism. As the landscape has continued to deteriorate, I have been compelled to expand the work. Today, it seems unlikely that these entries will be judged aesthetically. In the meantime, I hope that it will at least be read at all, through to the end.
THE DNA CHRONICALS SAGA BOOK 5 by William Greenough THE DNA CHRONICALS SAGA BOOK 5 by Jan. 18, 2019 $1.99 850 words Sample 40%
A giant woman made entirely out of water jumped out of the water. She was literally 15 metres tall!!! I grabbed a bunch of pine cones. Matilda screamed “I have made a biological fuel. James give this boat a cylinder with a nozzle on one end. The water lady was standing on the sand.
Beneath by Perrin Briar Beneath by Jan. 17, 2019 Free! 15,090 words Read a sample
Dig deep enough and you'll always find the Devil. With the increasing disappearance of miners and a mysterious groan from deep under the earth, rumors begin to circulate of an ancient and deadly curse.
Seeing The Sea: Frankie Frog: Book 2 by Mossy Fenwick Seeing The Sea: Frankie Frog: Book 2 by Jan. 17, 2019 Free! 2,860 words Read a sample
Once more I’ve come to tell you all A tale of Frankie Frog This time we find he does not stay Safely within his bog. His friends the children took a trip And Frankie snuck aboard Frank wound up in a brand new place Which he quickly explored. Again Frankie has drawn the pics Just as he did before Of all the things he found when he Spent time at the seashore. -- Mossy Fenwick
Farewell to Past by Alex Markman Farewell to Past by Jan. 17, 2019 Free! 16,470 words Read a sample
After spending 10 years in a high-security prison, Chris now a free man. Twenty-eight years old, he admires the wonderful, unfamiliar world around him. His dilemma: should he square accounts with his enemy – what the criminal code of ethics dictates – or say farewell to past and begin a new life? What does it take to be a free man after 10 years in a high-security prison?
The Unextraordinary Secret Life of a Superhero Intern by Thomas M. Willett The Unextraordinary Secret Life of a Superhero Intern by Jan. 17, 2019 $0.99 8,200 words Sample 25%
Adrian Arnolds is a university student looking to make quick money over the summer. When he finds an ad on Craigslist for someone wanting an intern, he quickly accepts. Little does he know that he's now working for an illustrious superhero who is very controlling of his public persona.
Change That Law! (Book 1 of Change That Law! (Book 1 of "The Mustela Secret Service") by Jan. 17, 2019 $2.99 10,660 words Sample 20%
When mean old Mayor Man decides to pass a Law making ferrets illegal, the five clever ferrets in the Mustela Secret Service decide to teach him how to laugh and play, and not be so angry and mean. But when they creep into his cold, dark house late that night, they find him hurt on the floor. How can five little ferrets work together to save his life?
Pantera Negra O guerreiro do Escorpião by Eliel Roshveder Pantera Negra O guerreiro do Escorpião by Jan. 17, 2019 $0.99 2,580 words Sample 20%
Mas podemos fazer algo, deixar o egoísmo de lado e ajudar nosso próximo, com isso escaparemos da ira divina, seremos tirados da terra antes do Dajjal começar seu governo tenebroso sobre a raça humana.
Poviedky by Miroslav Halás Poviedky by Jan. 17, 2019 $3.99 16,900 words
Díval som sa na manželku, na jej úplnú tvár, na jej dlhé vlasy. Z kávovaru prúdila do ovzdušia para. Potrebovali sme sa zhovárať. Ale o akú reč pôjde? A kedy do nej naozaj vstúpime? V knižnici? V Knihe kníh? Čo vlastne hľadáme – aké Slovo akého života?
The Moctezuman by E.C. Stever The Moctezuman by Jan. 17, 2019 Free! 14,320 words Sample 27%
★★★★★ "A Hilarious Mashup: It's The Martian meets The Evil Dead... at the end of the Aztec Empire." Two scifi horror short stories from an Ancient Alien visitor. I wish he'd hurry up and sacrifice me, like I planned it. Otherwise I might die in this dank temple. But here he stands, nephew to the emperor of a quarter-million Aztec warriors, and Moctezuma does the one thing I don't want: He waits.
The by Charna Ainsworth The by Jan. 17, 2019 $6.99 4,180 words Sample 20%
The MeToo movement inspired Charna Ainsworth’s latest collection of poetry, ‘the’. It’s time for women to stop keeping secrets. No more hiding behind a fake smile. No more concealing the truth. Perpetrators, no matter what age, sex or race need to be held accountable. As more and more survivors of sexual violence share their experiences, strength will come.
Me Too: Their Time is Up by Charna Ainsworth Me Too: Their Time is Up by Jan. 17, 2019 $6.99 6,650 words Sample 20%
This compilation of poetry relates the journey of one soul who gained strength from the others who said me too to write the truth… the loss of innocence, the shattering of my heart, the pursuit of survival, the purpose of resolution.
Princess Adenike by Tunde Atiba Princess Adenike by Jan. 17, 2019 $3.00 10,320 words Sample 20%
Set in a fictitious town called Eretu, Adenike, the princess determines to end the Punisher’s tragic acts which are strengthened by Otun and Ogunmo, Eretu's most powerful lords. The oppression must be stopped. The only remedy is the exiled Princess Adenike’s return from the Land where mighty men of valour had perished. Will she make it?
Alone Not Lonely by Bridgitte Lesley Alone Not Lonely by Jan. 17, 2019 $0.99 10,800 words Sample 20%
Alone Not Lonely is the second book in the Lessons Learnt series.
Missing You (Text Me) by Andre' Mwansa Missing You (Text Me) by Jan. 17, 2019 Free! 5,140 words Read a sample
What does it mean to love someone? What does it take? Would you be willing to go on loving that someone if it means costing you pain and longing? Well, meet Hellene and Kayombo in this epic, lighthearted, funny short story about what it means to really love someone.
Illustrated Would You Rather? by Lolita Skok Illustrated Would You Rather? by Jan. 17, 2019 Free! 4,910 words Read a sample
Do you want to swim faster than a shark; learn how to speak in the voice of any person; have a magical giant flying dragon; create an odd superhero—Broccoliman? As kids choose WOULD YOU RATHER crazy scenarios, they're sure to get the giggles! Moreover, every silly joke in this book is hilariously illustrated! This book is pure fun and a great gift so check it out now and start laughing.
A Kiss to Remember by Geri Glenn A Kiss to Remember by Jan. 17, 2019 $0.99 14,220 words
After the worst year in history, Evelyn Roberts just wants to be alone. A solitary week at her boss’s beach house seems like the perfect way to end 2018. But her boss neglected to mention that Jake Rose, dubbed People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, will be her next-door neighbour. Or that Jake has the annoying habit of showing up in the middle of the night without a shirt.
The Edge of Deceit by Markham Alastair The Edge of Deceit by Jan. 16, 2019 Free! 10,580 words Read a sample
Tripit escaped death once before. A death that he was never supposed to die. Can he escape death again?
Rules of Conduct in the Void, Chapter VII by Valery Rubin Rules of Conduct in the Void, Chapter VII by Jan. 16, 2019 Free! 2,120 words Read a sample
The adventures of the cat Archibald, the spy of earthlings, on Ceres. He must fulfill the task of Lucifer: what to do with human civilization? Put to death - or pardon? - Almighty! I pray to You! .. I do not know how you represented the human civilization of the future, whether you wanted to make all people free and happy? - What you ask for is a mirage and fantasy.
Beth & the Wounded Warrior (A Romance Set in the Old West) by Doreen Milstead Beth & the Wounded Warrior (A Romance Set in the Old West) by Jan. 16, 2019 $1.99 15,710 words Sample 20%
Beth & the Wounded Warrior (A Romance Set in the Old West) - A woman decides to go to Texas, along with her sister, to become the wife of a man with two children, and who was injured in the Civil War. Her life is idyllic, but not for long.
Side Hustle Gigs-A Step by Step Guide to a Profitable Side Business by Erin Mahoney Side Hustle Gigs-A Step by Step Guide to a Profitable Side Business by Jan. 16, 2019 $0.99 7,150 words Sample 5%
Are you looking for a way to ease into running your own business? Looking for a way to make extra income to pay for school, a house or even retirement?
Phillipa Gregory - Best Reading Order with Summaries and Checklist by Albie Berk Phillipa Gregory - Best Reading Order with Summaries and Checklist by Jan. 16, 2019 $2.99 3,360 words Sample 14%
Philippa Gregory Best Reading Order - 2019 Get the most pleasure out of your reading. Don’t miss a single Phillipa Gregory book or story. More than just a list, this is exactly the reference you need to make sure you don’t miss a book or story and you get a chance to read each one in the best reading order.
An Incomprehensible Plot, Perhaps You Can Figure It Out/3 Poem Cycle by Dustin Lewit An Incomprehensible Plot, Perhaps You Can Figure It Out/3 Poem Cycle by Jan. 16, 2019 $0.99 1,100 words Sample 20%
Two pieces of fiction written by Dustin Lewit. Copyright January 16th, 2019. All rights reserved.
George Peele’s The Old Wives’ Tale: A Retelling by David Bruce George Peele’s The Old Wives’ Tale: A Retelling by Jan. 16, 2019 $0.99 17,900 words Sample 20%
This is an easy-to-read retelling of George Peele's "THE OLD WIVES' TALE." It is a play within a play. An old wife tells a fairy tale to visitors. As she tells the tale, the characters come to life and act out the fairy tale.
Lessons of the Dead by Brett Ortler Lessons of the Dead by Jan. 16, 2019 $2.99 13,220 words Sample 20%
Each poem in Lessons of the Dead starts with that premise, and the results are funny, imaginative, and often strange: The road back to life is long, winding and lined with truck stops and waiting rooms, but it is also chockfull of hope and humor and beauty. Part memento mori and part a total embrace of life itself, Lessons of the Dead is likely different from any poetry book you’ve ever read.
Broken Reel by Jeb Bohn Broken Reel by Jan. 16, 2019 Free! 2,250 words Read a sample
Andy Solomon has lost his wife and young son. Wracked by grief, Andy decides to take a drive along a secluded road. The problem is that he doesn't remember leaving his house or getting into his car. During his strange journey, questions start to plague Andy: How did he get here? Why does he keep seeing the same scenery, signs and roadside memorial? Will he be able to solve this riddle?
The Cleaner Comes at Midnight by Jeb Bohn The Cleaner Comes at Midnight by Jan. 16, 2019 Free! 1,580 words Read a sample
A man is barricaded inside of an apartment building. Madness reigns in the streets below. Something has turned the people of Philadelphia into mindless killers, maniacs whose laughter fill the streets and alleyways. When all seems lost, a military helicopter passes overhead. From it, a voice gives a cryptic message: "The cleaner comes at midnight". Is salvation at hand, or is it a final warning?
Bad Girl by Karen Truesdell Riehl Bad Girl by Jan. 16, 2019 Free! 15,670 words Read a sample
A story of eight young women in a home for unwed mothers in 1954.
Hejtokiomo de Unuiĝo by Lora FRIEDENTHAL Hejtokiomo de Unuiĝo by Jan. 16, 2019 You set the price! 4,230 words Sample 20%
Ĉiel'ŝip'ist'ino renkontas danĝeron dum veturo tra ĉielo kaj amo. Esperanta traduko de Sequoia EDWARDS.
A Whole 22 Year Old by LondathinaMbatha A Whole 22 Year Old by Jan. 16, 2019 $7.99 9,370 words Sample 10%
Life is life, it is meant to be to be lived and I feel like it is important to show gratitude all the time. Be grateful for the little that we have and make each day of your life count. If you’re still chasing your dreams, make sure that you chase them with all the energy you have.