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Solstice Dance by L.J Hamlin Solstice Dance by Jan. 16, 2019 $1.99 15,290 words Sample 20%
Years ago, Daniel fell in love with his best friend—only to be left devastated when that friend abruptly left, never to be seen again. Since then, Daniel has built up a quiet life that he dearly loves, working as a veterinarian and spending free time with his coven. When he arrives to celebrate Solstice, however, he learns that Michael is moving back home...
POESI: Poems and Potential Song Lyrics by Mykee Steen POESI: Poems and Potential Song Lyrics by Jan. 15, 2019 Free! 11,530 words Read a sample
This is a collection of poems, potential song lyrics, and a short story.
2020: America's War against Iran by Bruce Shigeura 2020: America's War against Iran by Jan. 15, 2019 You set the price! 10,550 words Sample 20%
At first it seems that President Trump has successfully destroyed Iran’s nuclear facilities with no cost in American lives. But as the world’s oil supply is cut off, the war expands, and events spiral out of control, America faces life and death choices.
Pleasurable Escapes: Volume 1 by Elle Forster Pleasurable Escapes: Volume 1 by Jan. 15, 2019 $2.99 7,210 words
A Steamy Regency-era Vignette Trio … Three titillating trysts conceived for Readers in want of quick gratifying escapes … Meant for Mature Audiences Pleasurable Escapes Volume I ~ If making love to each other is wrong, then neither he nor she wants to be right. One ~ Pride, Pleasure and Surrender Two ~ Pride, Pleasure and Satisfaction Three ~ Pride, Pleasure and Secrets
HitGirlz Book 4: HitGirlz Book 4: "Girlz Gone Wild" by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 210 words Sample 20%
BFFs Bella and MaryBeth balance high school with their odd after school job--Being hit girls for the mob.
Matty's Outer Space Treasure Hunt by Tony Adam Matty's Outer Space Treasure Hunt by Jan. 15, 2019 $2.99 1,530 words Sample 5%
Taking things apart and putting them back together is what Matty loves to do. To avoid getting in trouble at home for taking apart his parents gadgets, he makes it his mission to go into outer space and find thing to take apart. Written by Tony Adam, Cedric Brown and Matlock Davidson.
The Luck of the Draw by Lesley L. Smith The Luck of the Draw by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 6,290 words Sample 10%
Ella Hote wants to use her luck machine to help her new friend with cancer. Will he let her?
Discovering Wisdom by Sha'Ra On WindWalker Discovering Wisdom by Jan. 15, 2019 Free! 4,240 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.
A Sprawling Home by Sejer Larsen A Sprawling Home by Jan. 15, 2019 $2.00 5,150 words Sample 20%
Silas, an estranged father cast out from both his family and society, takes desperate measures to see his son again. The father makes a promise to son. Can he keep it? Will the world around them allow him to?
कल्पना के उग आये पंख - गीतिका (हिन्दी ग़ज़ल) संग्रह by Sahityapedia Publishing कल्पना के उग आये पंख - गीतिका (हिन्दी ग़ज़ल) संग्रह by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 12,480 words Sample 10%
कांति शुक्ला जी द्वारा रचित गीतिका (हिन्दी ग़ज़ल) संग्रह। सुन्दर रचनाओं का संग्रह।
Amusing Words French by Allan Bautista Amusing Words French by Jan. 15, 2019 $2.99 140 words Sample 20%
Amusing Words purpose is to make words entertaining, creative or funny. The words in this book are displayed in a way that inspires creativity. Letters have been reshaped, cut, moved or partially erased. By the end, you can also transform a word into something more amusing. More than 86 words.
Soul Solstice by H.L Morley Soul Solstice by Jan. 15, 2019 You set the price! 7,900 words Sample 100%
No flood of water, no gust of air, Could make her world any easier to bear. This journey not from a beginning, nor at an ending, A cycle to live, to love, to die and then repeat. But when the sun does set on summer solstice, tears would wash away her blindness.
Clash of the Unholy: Vampire's Redemption by Vianka Van Bokkem Clash of the Unholy: Vampire's Redemption by Jan. 15, 2019 $2.99 11,330 words Sample 3%
When a vampire bites a human sometimes is turned into one of them. But, sometimes they are killed. "Did you ever wonder where their souls go and who would claim them?" "What if two descendants of the first vampire needed your help to achieve redemption?"
SayEtcétera: free-verse poems and short stories by M.P. Capellan SayEtcétera: free-verse poems and short stories by Jan. 15, 2019 Free! 16,090 words Read a sample
Not the how-to or the get-rich blog posts, but short and easy reading of relatable stories and poems. Over the years, M.P. Capellan has been publishing her poetry and micro stories on her blog for the simple pleasure of writing and reading. This is a compilation of some of those stories, for the free verse lover.
Wisdom and Madness by Brian Craddock Wisdom and Madness by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 4,200 words Sample 10%
When the puppeteers introduce Dante to one of Pakistan's peculiar nightspots - the Sufis of Shah Jamal - the least they expected was just how much turmoil the wayward Australian could cause in so little time.
Monster of Monsters: The Vampire Coach- Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Horror Flash Fiction #12 by Kristie Lynn Higgins Monster of Monsters: The Vampire Coach- Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Horror Flash Fiction #12 by Jan. 15, 2019 Free! 620 words Read a sample
Monster of Monsters: The Vampire Coach Type: Flash Fiction and the word count is about 350 words This short-short story in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction series shows Controller talking with Green Serpent, one of the Coaches, before a demented game is about to start.
The History Book: Billie's Reverse Harem Book 3 by A. Drunkin Lustwytch The History Book: Billie's Reverse Harem Book 3 by Jan. 15, 2019 $2.99 10,320 words Sample 20%
Can Billie learn from what history got right? And why does gorgeous Viktor keep avoiding her?
Apparition Lit, Issue 5: Resistance (January 2019) by ApparitionLit Apparition Lit, Issue 5: Resistance (January 2019) by Jan. 15, 2019 $2.99 17,650 words Sample 20%
Welcome to the fifth issue of Apparition Lit! Our theme was Resistance and we wanted stories that challenged you and asked you to step up. Apparition Lit is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features short stories and poetry. We publish original content with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth.
The Silver Mountain by Rufus Yates The Silver Mountain by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 3,460 words Sample 20%
Two young men traveling on foot through the wild western mountains of Idaho.
Bad Girls and Sweet Kisses by Radclyffe Bad Girls and Sweet Kisses by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 3,790 words Sample 20%
Two women embark on a secret summer of seduction that ends with sweet kisses and an unforgettable night. Previously published in Amor and More: Love Everafter, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman (Bold Strokes Books, 2013); republished in Best Lesbian Romance of the Year: 2015, edited by Radclyffe (Cleis Press).
Zmuszony do ciszy by Annemarie Nikolaus Zmuszony do ciszy by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 4,010 words Sample 20%
Krótka historia. Dziennikarka Laura Schreiner stoi w obliczu gorzkiej decyzji. Zadała zbyt wiele pytań, a teraz życie jej dzieci jest zagrożone. Katastrofa, której objaśnienie jest niezwykle mało interesujące dla wielu. Ambitna młoda dziennikarka nie zaakceptuje tego. Podczas swoich badań poznaje kogoś, kto próbuje ją przekonać, że istnieje związek z innym niewyjaśnionym dramatem.
De Draak en de Prinses by Caterina Nikolaus De Draak en de Prinses by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 6,720 words Sample 20%
Fantastisch verhaal voor kinderen. Een prinses is bang voor een draak die in haar koninkrijk is verschenen. Daarom stuurt ze haar soldaten en ridders tegen hem het veld in. Elfen proberen tevergeefs om hem te helpen. Dus wordt de draak gedwongen te vluchten naar de vijand van de prinses. Zal hij zichzelf ermee kunnen redden?
Venture 3904 by Alquir Black Venture 3904 by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 17,280 words
What happens when you are not watching? Is there something moving behind you?
A Spontaneous Kind of Mystery - A Marnie and Zane Story by Shannon Muir A Spontaneous Kind of Mystery - A Marnie and Zane Story by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 9,010 words Sample 10%
Marnie's newfound cousin Blake encourages her and Sophia to meet his childhood friend Suzette, who runs a coffee shop and now stages poetry readings. Sophia agrees to come, and Marnie reluctantly gets Zane to come along to an event. The next morning, they hear an employee is found dead and they are called in as witnesses... and the outcome may affect their relationships forever.
Stories South of the Sun by Stella Samuel Stories South of the Sun by Jan. 15, 2019 You set the price! 13,040 words Sample 20%
STORIES SOUTH OF THE SUN is a collection of short fiction by Stella Samuel. Take a shallow dive into just a few of the various genres Stella writes in this diverse collection of pieces from middle school adventure to young adult coming of age and love and loss sprinkled with a bit of suspense.
The Sensitive Pirate by Morgan W. Richie The Sensitive Pirate by Jan. 15, 2019 $0.99 1,650 words
A children's picture book for ages 5, 6, and 7 about a pirate with a secret (he's a nice guy). But will anyone accept him if he's not living up to their expectations? This book contains a positive message about being your best, authentic self. Included are connection questions, an original muffin recipe, and a color-your-own pirate page.
Pure Imagination by Lacey Verrill Pure Imagination by Jan. 15, 2019 $3.99 3,470 words Sample 20%
PURE IMAGINATION by Lacey Verrill is a collection of short stories that dive into the concepts of remorse, guilt, family, responsibility, depression, and more. This book is full of drama and suspense with a little light-hearted surprise at the end. Nothing is what it seems when you enter this realm of pure imagination.
Monday by AVR Monday by Jan. 14, 2019 Free! 1,400 words Read a sample
“Всё так. Всё на свете должно происходить медленно и неправильно, чтобы не сумел загордиться человек, чтобы человек был грустен и растерян.” “Москва - Петушки”, Венедикт Ерофеев
HitGirlz Book 3: HitGirlz Book 3: "Pretty Deadly" by Jan. 14, 2019 $0.99 210 words Sample 20%
BFFs Bella and MaryBeth balance high school with their odd after school job--Being hit girls for the mob
Nane's Cookie Dough Spaghetti is Perfection by Anita Parker Nane's Cookie Dough Spaghetti is Perfection by Jan. 14, 2019 $0.99 Sample 5%
Nane’s having a “share your favorite dish” day in class and she’s beyond excited. She can’t wait to share her favorite foods with all of her classmates, until the teacher says they can only bring one dish.
Alphabet All-Stars Animal Pack Vol. 1 by Scott Gordon Alphabet All-Stars Animal Pack Vol. 1 by Jan. 14, 2019 $3.99 5,540 words
Four fun animal alphabet books in one definitive volume! What's included: 1. Alphabet All-Stars: Animal Edition 2. Alphabet All-Stars: More Animals 3. Alphabet All-Stars: Silly Animals 4. Alphabet All-Stars: Guess The Letter
Sonnet of the New Dawn by Wayne Meyers Sonnet of the New Dawn by Jan. 14, 2019 Free! 4,290 words Sample 30%
When a stranger slips an odd key into Jim's pocket on a crowded subway, Jim must decide whether to continue living in a soulless world or risk his life to find something worth living for.
The Zederman Machine by J. E. Abramson The Zederman Machine by Jan. 14, 2019 Free! 9,000 words
A writer recounts his association with a mysterious scientist.
That One Summer by Linda Jordan That One Summer by Jan. 14, 2019 $2.99 5,880 words Sample 20%
Margery’s life turns upside down. For summer, too many plants fill the nursery. Watering takes too much time. A strange man lurks around the property, asking for the owner. Something feels off about him. Then things grow even more sinister. This atmospheric mystery set in the plant world makes a wonderful and gratifying short read.
Chasing Butterflies by Zoe Sadler Chasing Butterflies by Jan. 14, 2019 $2.99 320 words Sample 20%
"Today is the day! Today is the day Nova is going to catch a butterfly." Nova is going on a butterfly hunt! Meet free spirited Nova, a very determined little girl with one goal in mind; to catch a butterfly. Watch Nova's adventure unfold and join her on the chase... A sweet little book to remind us all to live in the moment and enjoy the experiences that come our way.
The Lighthouse Keeper by Zoe Sadler The Lighthouse Keeper by Jan. 14, 2019 Free! 300 words Read a sample
A hapless children's picture book tale of a lighthouse keeper who, well, just isn't very good at his job... or is he? Will the little boat get a happy ending and be guided to safety by the beam of the lighthouse or will it go down in a watery whirl? A children's picture book tale which will appeal to both adults and children with its quirky humour!
Esmeralda Bewitched by Mario V. Farina Esmeralda Bewitched by Jan. 14, 2019 Free! 1,440 words Read a sample
Barb and I had found an old junky typewriter on the plot of land upon which we planned to build our Dream Home. It had been manufactured in a foreign country and was said to be bewitched. It might spontaneously type wise advice! We thought it might be worth something restored. We named it Esmeralda. We spent a bundle restoring it. Now we tried to sell it. This story tells what happened!
The Rightful Heir by Joe Gore The Rightful Heir by Jan. 14, 2019 $1.50 17,240 words Sample 30%
The first tale of Anna Rollinsdottier and the beginning of her adventure. Trained her whole life to be a warrior by her father her bravery, cunning and skills as one are tested as she fights to save her home and her father and restore The Rightful Heir to Tiersund.
Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know About Sophie by Tonya Duncan Ellis Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know About Sophie by Jan. 14, 2019 $3.99 16,500 words Sample 20%
Sixth grader Sophie changes who she is to fit in with hilarious results in this entertaining, illustrated chapter book for kids ages 8-12. This is the third book in the bestselling Sophie Washington series.
Logan's Run: Black Flower by Bluewater Productions Logan's Run: Black Flower by Jan. 14, 2019 $5.99 180 words Sample 20%
Twenty-one years. That’s all we get. But not those who have found Sanctuary and not those who control the secret of Hourglass. Logan finally challenges Gant in an epic showdown for control of not just Hourglass, but the all-powerful Thinker. But it’s more than just time clocks at stake. It’s Jessica too.
Logan's Run: Black Flower by Bluewater Productions Logan's Run: Black Flower by Jan. 14, 2019 $5.99 180 words Sample 20%
Twenty-one years. That’s all we get. But not those who have found Sanctuary and not those who control the secret of Hourglass. Logan finally challenges Gant in an epic showdown for control of not just Hourglass, but the all-powerful Thinker. But it’s more than just time clocks at stake. It’s Jessica too.
المعلقات by رأفت علام المعلقات by Jan. 14, 2019 $2.99 7,110 words Sample 10%
المعلقات هي قصائد طويلة كتبها نوابغ شعراء الجاهلية وقد علقت على أستار الكعبة من دقتها وحسن قضها: معلقة عمرو بن كلثوم معلقة عنترة بن شداد العبسي معلقة زهير بن أبي سلمى معلقة امرؤ القيس معلقة طرفة بن العبد معلقة لبد بن أبي ربيعة معلقة الحارث بن حلزة
Two Dreams and One Call by Mike Bozart Two Dreams and One Call by Jan. 14, 2019 Free! 1,620 words Read a sample
The amazing one in the Big Apple, Al Nino, calls the pain-ridden, lowly author on New Year's Eve (2018), and launches a zinger-filled inquisition in reference to two bizarre dreams. Are they linked? To whom or what? Approx. 1600 words. Rated PG-13.
On Pointe All Day Long by George Saoulidis On Pointe All Day Long by Jan. 14, 2019 $2.99 4,970 words Sample 20%
When a limb-different girl discovers that her dream in life is to become a ballerina, she asks for dance lessons. But will she manage to perform like the other girls, when her augmentations do not allow her to do the ballet positions, when the other girls avoid her and when the teachings do not fit her particular differences?
Dispensable by Sunday Eyitayo Michael Dispensable by Jan. 14, 2019 Free! 2,310 words Read a sample
This is a story of our own reality. In this life, well, give your all. Love completely and genuinely. Do the best you can, how you can, where you can and when you can. But also for you. Because as soon as you lose your use, you will watch yourself thrown into oblivion and quickly replaced just like Kay's father.
Space Cadets: Explorer by Steven Jon Halasz Space Cadets: Explorer by Jan. 14, 2019 Free! 10,260 words Sample 20%
Nancy begins her internship on Explorer 2094-A, a science station currently parked on the asteroid Hygiea. Eric Bengat, her wealthy acquaintance from Space Academy, decides to include the asteroid in the itinerary for his planetary cruise liner and invites her on board for a visit. Eric is pompous and usually wrong about everything, but when a crisis arises, what if he's right for a change?
Le notti bianche by Fedor Dostoevskij Le notti bianche by Jan. 14, 2019 $0.99 18,100 words
Romanzo breve sul significato dell’amore altruistico, sulla solitudine e sulle emozioni dolci-amare dell’amicizia e della perdita di essa tra due estranei, Le notti bianche venne pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1848 e costituisce uno dei primi lavori dello scrittore russo.
Le notti bianche by Fedor Dostoevskij Le notti bianche by Jan. 14, 2019 $0.99 18,100 words
Romanzo breve sul significato dell’amore altruistico, sulla solitudine e sulle emozioni dolci-amare dell’amicizia e della perdita di essa tra due estranei, Le notti bianche venne pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1848 e costituisce uno dei primi lavori dello scrittore russo.
THE WITCH HUNTERS DAUGHTER stone 2 part 1 by William Greenough THE WITCH HUNTERS DAUGHTER stone 2 part 1 by Jan. 14, 2019 $2.99 750 words Sample 40%
Donald: Chakra, this is Sandra. She’s an old colleague of mine. Sandra: If anyone knows how hard it is to be a female witch hunter, it’s me. May I introduce my daughter? The lady Valkyrie. Valkyrie: Hi, you must be the famous Chakra
Curses for Every Occasion by Tracey Curtis & Robert Goller Curses for Every Occasion by
& Jan. 14, 2019
$0.99 3,910 words Sample 20%
An utterly ridiculous illustrated collection of curses for every occasion. Blurb by Steve Huison (The Full Monty; Coronation Street); Foreword by Boff Whalley (Chumbawamba).