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Twelfth Night Continues, or, Malvolio's Revenge by Julie Burden Brustman Twelfth Night Continues, or, Malvolio's Revenge by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 46079 words Sample 20%
Twelfth Night Continues, or, Malvolio's Revenge, is a sequel to William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It is a novel, written as a play, in a Shakespearean comedy style-but not in Iambic Pentameter (but with a few rhyming songs scattered throughout) and answers the questions of what happened next to Olivia, Viola, Orsino, and others after Malvolio yelled "I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you!"
JJ Stowe: A Trip to the City by Olu Rufen JJ Stowe: A Trip to the City by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 435 words Sample 30%
From his home to the outside world, 6-year-old JJ Stowe encounters a new adventure every day. There is no shortage of excitement or discovery in the world of JJ Stowe!
If I Could Turn Back Time by Cindy Cowles If I Could Turn Back Time by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 14868 words Sample 20%
What if you could go back and fix your biggest regret, change your mind and make a different choice? Would you do it? Hi, my name is Sara. Four years ago I made a huge mistake that has haunted me every day since. I lost so much in the blink of an eye. Now, I've been given a second chance, a chance to hit the reset button...and I'm going for it. God, I hope I don't screw this up!
The Day the Earth Shuddered and Went Dark by Nicolas Z Porter The Day the Earth Shuddered and Went Dark by Oct. 01, 2016 $6.99 95644 words Sample 20%
In the early morning hours of a May 20, 2108, a collective of microbes slaps into the Pacific Ocean near California. And billions upon billions of microbes are jarred loose. Within hours they cover the United States, Canada and Mexico. Within days they spread around the world. They hunger, and they eat. Voraciously. Mammals die within minutes of contact. Including humans. Well, most humans.
The Other Shoe by Bea Cannon The Other Shoe by Oct. 01, 2016 $0.99 10948 words Sample 20%
Two years after helping a friend avoid being kidnaped (or killed) by evil forces, there hasn’t been any other trouble, and werewolves Cady and Sam have settled back into their quiet and mundane life in the town of Matthews, N.C. Halloween has rolled around again and they’ve stocked up on goodies and kicked back to await the trick-or-treaters. Is their mellow about to undergo a serious alteration?
Demon Haunted by Ashe Armstrong Demon Haunted by Oct. 01, 2016 $4.99 76075 words Sample 20%
In his next story, Grimluk deals with ghosts and sadistic lawmen.
Nephil's Destruction by Sirena Robinson Nephil's Destruction by Oct. 01, 2016 $7.99 97059 words Sample 20%
As they battle toward victory, Lux and Zane are forced not only to fight against Cambion, but to battle Devils and Angels as well in a fight to remain alive, and to remain together. Forced to link their minds together in order to survive, Lux and Zane struggle to adjust to their new reality, while continuing on their quest to kill Beelzebub.
Bridie's Bridge by Stephen Mossop Bridie's Bridge by Oct. 01, 2016 $1.99 54430 words Sample 20%
Recently bereaved Matthew is lost and wind-blown, a dead leaf dropped into a remote corner of an unfamiliar world. Then he meets Bridie, as grounded and as planted in the landscape as the ancient granite ley-line bridge she watches over. As she absorbs him into her world, the more he realises that here he is no longer lost. Bridie has found him.
The Magick of Wee Darby by Patty Koontz The Magick of Wee Darby by Oct. 01, 2016 $1.99 12170 words Sample 15%
A wise old Scottish dwarf sends his fairy granddaughter, Pantera, to spend the summer with her magical Uncle Darby and a miniature dragon, named Kalista.
Bruised but Not Broken: The Story of a Rejected Girl and God’s Incredible Grace by Maria Opet Bruised but Not Broken: The Story of a Rejected Girl and God’s Incredible Grace by Oct. 01, 2016 $5.99 53870 words Sample 20%
The True Story of a Girl Who Overcame Abandoned by both parents and abused by a stranger, Maria was eventually adopted and brought from the remote jungles of Colombia to start a new life in America. But her troubles didn’t end there.
The Marked by Lilith Saintcrow The Marked by Oct. 01, 2016 $6.99 69080 words Sample 15%
A winding road, a freak storm, and a lightning strike. Jude Altfall’s life, just beginning to coalesce after her divorce, is shattered afresh. Dazed with grief, she’s not sure if the weird things happening around her are hallucinations…or something more. And there’s the mark on her hip—a tattoo she can’t for the life of her remember getting.
Runtime - A Chameleon Moon Short Story (#1) by RoAnna Sylver Runtime - A Chameleon Moon Short Story (#1) by Oct. 01, 2016 $0.99 14226 words Sample 30%
Parole's fire-ravaged streets are fragile, but filled with secrets and rewards if you know how to run them. Tonight’s run went off without a hitch. All stealth and surveillance expert Regan has to do is get home alive. But a grinning ghost named Hans is about to make him an offer nobody in Parole can refuse: escape. All he has to do is betray everyone he loves. They're all running out of time.
The Love Triangle - True Stories Shared at Christmas by J. Daniel Fisk The Love Triangle - True Stories Shared at Christmas by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 46129 words Sample 15%
There is a love triangle that involves a love that has more intensity and more passion than can be humanly imagined. You may very well be involved in this strange triangle. The brief stories in this book unveil the mystery of the love triangle by examining seemingly insignificant events in daily life. The stories span a lifetime and were shared at Christmas over the past twenty-five years.
The One-Hundred Series - Books 1, 2, & 3 by K. Weikel The One-Hundred Series - Books 1, 2, & 3 by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 152371 words Sample 25%
Every baby is killed beneath the waves--with one exception. The one-hundred thousandth lives. Revisit the world of Cressa-la and Tamir in this three-book bundle! It includes The One-Hundred, Untouched Water, and Tamir.
Beau and the Beast by Rick Reed Beau and the Beast by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 14188 words Sample 20%
One rainy night, Beau is attacked by fag-bashers and brutally beaten. He awakens in a bedroom, head bandaged, with no memory. Outside his window, mountain vistas beckon. He’s being cared for by a man wearing a wolf mask, who asks Beau to call him “Beast.” What secrets does the mask hide? Will their odd circumstances bring them to the brink of love -- or rip them apart?
The Black Swan by Tinnean The Black Swan by Oct. 01, 2016 $4.99 43633 words Sample 20%
While gathering intelligence, Gabe Granger is bitten by a vampyre. He continues working for his country with the aid of Remember Littlebury, his black swan. Years later, Remember dies after a fierce battle, and Gabe is left without a companion. Time and more wars pass. It’s 2016. All Noah Poynter wants is to be Gabe’s black swan, but Noah’s just a normal. Is there any hope for this unlikely pair?
Milan Courtship: The Zoey Jane Files by H.M. Barone Milan Courtship: The Zoey Jane Files by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 107214 words Sample 20%
This is the third installment in the Zoey Jane Files. Follow Zoey and her team as she suffers the consequences of the choices she made to pursue Andre Karpov. Now she is forced to go into deep cover as an infamous cat burglar and saboteur to gain the confidence of a deadly terrorist and infiltrate his organization.
Worth the Wait by Rowena Candlish Worth the Wait by Oct. 01, 2016 $1.99 19249 words Sample 15%
A curvy IT manager enlists the aid of a sexy fitness freak to help her lose weight before she attends her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.
Witch Betrayed #1 by Mercedes Bleau Witch Betrayed #1 by Oct. 01, 2016 $0.99 16833 words Sample 5%
Episode 1 is here!!! Michaela Mune’Dust still hates werewolves. It doesn’t matter that she’s mated to the wolfy Mr. Sex-O-Matic himself. She still can’t stand the toothy nightmares. Something has gone terribly wrong in the MagKaen. The thought of a civil war has become less of a distant rumble and more of a recurring nightmare. ...
A Question of Faith ~ A Stormhaven Love Story ~ Book 2 by Mona Karel A Question of Faith ~ A Stormhaven Love Story ~ Book 2 by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 60004 words Sample 20%
Rosalind Summerton led a charmed existence, right up to the day she accepted an invitation to visit a family in the Middle East and learn more about the culture up close and personal. It became far too up close, and she barely escaped with her life. She no longer has faith in herself as a survivor, and she needs to stay somewhere that she can see miles in every direction. Cold would also be nice.
Double Dare by Tara Eldana Double Dare by Oct. 01, 2016 $1.99 15177 words Sample 20%
Liz hates Luke for his part in hurting her best friend Amy when he helped his best friend Gray to ditch Amy at the altar. But when Liz dares Luke to marry her, while on a drunken romp in Las Vegas, he spirits her away to a wedding chapel before she can back out. Now she’s stuck, and he won’t give her a divorce unless she spends one night with him, no holds barred…
God's Sins, So My World Begins by William J Breen Jr. God's Sins, So My World Begins by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 22122 words Sample 20%
An intense look at life, troubles, and survival through poetry
Heresies For An Unbidden Hero: The Pale Kingdoms Book 1 by Robert J Parker Heresies For An Unbidden Hero: The Pale Kingdoms Book 1 by Oct. 01, 2016 $5.49 205412 words Sample 5%
Lorin the eldest of three siblings discovers a heritage beyond Earth where there are indeed such things as monsters. Her brother is stolen one night by creatures who desire that he should live. Peter was meant to die. His abduction sets into motion, events that will reach every corner of humanity.
A Pervert's Guide to Counseling Teenage Vampire Sex Addicts - Volume Four by Tiberius L. Pulcher A Pervert's Guide to Counseling Teenage Vampire Sex Addicts - Volume Four by Oct. 01, 2016 $0.99 5962 words Sample 15%
A rival faction of teenage vampires abducts me with the bizarre intention of hijacking my seed. I satiate my own desires while frustrating their efforts but eighteen-year-old vampire Tanith catches me in the act and punishes me harshly for my lack of loyalty. Approximate length: 5300 words; ADULTS ONLY.
A Progressmas Story by Ken Dean A Progressmas Story by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 21036 words Sample 20%
The State had progressed to a point where the entire village now raised the Growing, each assigned their own Watchers. Progressmas was fast approaching, All Nate wanted was Call to the Sky, it was expensive, times were hard, The Ruler said we all had to sacrifice. Nate complained, but what he'd experienced was nothing compared to the sacrifice he would soon face.
Blaze by David Neth Blaze by Oct. 01, 2016 $0.99 6331 words Sample 20%
Chris Harper's life is broken. Divorced and exiled by his own accord, he spends his time hunting down the sorcerer who murdered his baby girl. Pursued by a group that sees potential in his abilities, Chris is being hunted himself. With the safety of his family on his mind, he may need to consider the group's proposal if he's ever going to find his daughter's killer.
Tie 'Em Up, Hold 'Em Down by Carolina Valdez Tie 'Em Up, Hold 'Em Down by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 25433 words Sample 20%
It's dangerous to be gay in the world of firefighting, but Dane wants Bear in his life forever. More aggressive and secure, he fights against Bear’s resistance to their relationship. How he will win, or if he will win, will seal their fate forever …
En el mundo opuesto by L. Alberto Díaz Tormo En el mundo opuesto by Oct. 01, 2016 You set the price! 77237 words Sample 20%
Una vieja amiga del inspector Axel Bouvier a la que no veía desde hacía unos dos años es secuestrada. Para recuperarla, Axel se verá obligado a servir a esa organización
Born Speaking Lies by Rob Lenihan Born Speaking Lies by Oct. 01, 2016 $4.99 143673 words Sample 10%
New York mobster Billy the Kid gets a chance to escape the violent world of 1990s Brooklyn after being shot and left for dead in a Pennsylvania forest . Billy tries to disappear into small town life with Lora, a woman who finds him bleeding by the side of the road, but his desire for revenge and his rapidly deteriorating health drives him toward a bloody confrontation with his former friends.
The Naked Nymph in the Dark Flickers by Ray Dyson The Naked Nymph in the Dark Flickers by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 77519 words Sample 20%
Rachel Ann Maddon is about to become America’s next great movie star. Adored by the camera, loved by her public, beautiful Rachel Ann has it all, including a dark secret from her past that threatens to blow up her promising future when her mentor and lover—a man old enough to be her father—turns up dead. Did he fall or was he pushed? Or did the bullet in him do the job?
Wisdom Found In The Pause - Joie's Gift by Barbara Techel Wisdom Found In The Pause - Joie's Gift by Oct. 01, 2016 $9.99 61079 words Sample 15%
In what has become Techel’s trademark, Wisdom Found in the Pause shares the profound life lessons we can learn from animals. Wisdom Found in the Pause is the story of Joie, another paralyzed dachshund, who would serve as Barbara’s teacher, friend, and ultimately angel. Joie’s unexpected death would remind Barbara that the only way to really change our lives is from within.
Nightmares, Dreams Series Book 2 by J. A. Brown Nightmares, Dreams Series Book 2 by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 65735 words Sample 10%
Three years ago, the vampire Eli Solomon fell in love, and lived out the most passionate week of his long immortal life in the arms of Sara Siler. They had planned their future together, promising never to part, until she disappeared without a trace. He will never rest until he finds her again, but when he does will she still want him?
Eighty House by Robert Collins Eighty House by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 22937 words Sample 20%
Andrew Manson is working on an invention that might ease traffic in the city: a steam-powered omnibus.He’s visited by his college friend John Simmons and John’s sister Josephine. The day after John and Jo arrive, John disappears from the boarding house they’re staying at. Andrew and Jo race to find her missing brother.
Discover Your Writing Self: 31 Days to Deeper Understanding of Who You Are as a Writer by Andi Cumbo-Floyd Discover Your Writing Self: 31 Days to Deeper Understanding of Who You Are as a Writer by Oct. 01, 2016 $0.99 23792 words Sample 10%
In Discover Your Writing Self, you’ll find 31 lessons to help you think through who YOU are as writer. Through shorts essays and questions, you will explore everything from the fears you have as a writer and your reasons for writing to the best times of the day and year and the ideal environment for your writing practice.
Life & Times of Baby Lucas: Life & Times of Baby Lucas: "I'm Alive" by Oct. 01, 2016 $0.99 3292 words Sample 1%
Throughout the Life & Times of Baby Lucas series, you will see how Lucas’ personality learns, grows, and express himself throughout life. His experiences with family and friends will be memorable for days to come!
A Teenage Enchantress: With Light Comes Darkness by S.B. Bartlett A Teenage Enchantress: With Light Comes Darkness by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.17 75584 words Sample 20%
Arabella’s constant fight for survival began from the moment her true identity was revealed. It doesn’t help matters that the people she trusts most are keeping secrets from her. Being in the clutch of her foresworn enemies is the least of her worries. They sometimes say that the truth is better left untold, or at least Arabella wishes that were the case.
Diggum by Isaac Thorne Diggum by Oct. 01, 2016 $0.99 9654 words Sample 20%
Meet Diggum, the local graveyard caretaker, who lives in a small cottage at the edge of the cemetery. Diggum has spent most of his life angry with God, whom he blames for the devastating house fire that cost Diggum his family. But Diggum has a secret. It is a secret he hopes to carry to his own grave. It is a secret that he hopes will finally get him his ultimate revenge on God.
Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology by Janine A. Southard Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 91164 words Sample 20%
20 stories of magic and technology! We don’t tend to think of our smartphones as magical. We like to think we understand them, but could anyone prove they don’t run on magic? These speculative fiction stories will twist reality and call into question the mundanity we carry in our pockets. Enjoy works by 21 authors, including award-winners and bold new voices.
Born At Night by Nicki North Born At Night by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 55534 words Sample 20%
When Maaria wakes up a vampire with no memory of her mortal life, she is thrust into a new world she doesn’t understand and without any idea who she is. When she encounters other vampires in the area, she finds herself in the middle of a vampiric war and it is up to her to decide who wins.
The Great Sky by D.G. Laderoute The Great Sky by Oct. 01, 2016 $4.99 105642 words Sample 20%
The first time Piper Preach died he was ten years old. But the Anishnaabe spirits thought otherwise.
Into The Mist by Lynn Emery Into The Mist by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 88506 words Sample 20%
LaShaun and her husband, Vermillion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Chase Broussard, strike back against a doomsday organization. Paranormal weapons, demons, betrayal and a dangerous drug cartel. LaShaun and Chase will take them all down.
Through the Deep Forest: The Dark Filament Ephemeris Volume 1 by Russell C. Connor Through the Deep Forest: The Dark Filament Ephemeris Volume 1 by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 120032 words Sample 10%
Centuries after humanity’s last stand against the Dark Filament, their servants hunt down anyone under the age of eighteen. Korden Bright has lived his entire life behind the Barrier, a mystical shield which hides him. When the Barrier is breached, Korden will leave to journey across a post-apocalyptic America. But first he’ll have to survive the wild forest just beyond his village...
Willow and Coco meet Santa Claus by Rachel McGrath Willow and Coco meet Santa Claus by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 915 words Sample 20%
The fourth book in the Willow and Coco Children's series is fun, colourfully illustrated and children will love hearing more adventures from Coco the Crazy Puppy and Willow the Wonderful Cat as they prepare to meet Santa Clause.
Becoming Me - A Metemorphosis by Shelia Powell Becoming Me - A Metemorphosis by Oct. 01, 2016 $7.99 8972 words Sample 20%
“Becoming Me - A Metamorphosis” is a journey though the darkness and light of the human condition.
The Beast at the Door by Althea Blue The Beast at the Door by Oct. 01, 2016 $7.99 52274 words Sample 20%
In this steampunk fairy tale, Patience is no proper young lady. Faced with the prospect of marriage, she runs away from home, from wealth, and a looming life of lies. She finds a garden guarded by a fantastic beast.
Jupiter Storm by C. J. Darlington Jupiter Storm by Oct. 01, 2016 $2.99 59197 words Sample 20%
Only a week ago Grey Alexander thought she and her sister were orphans. And like everyone else she believed Jupiter was uninhabitable. Now she’s standing on its surface, reunited with her mom and dad and on the brink of an interplanetary war.
Hers to Claim by Tory Richards Hers to Claim by Oct. 01, 2016 $1.49 15780 words Sample 10%
Lilly has been in love with her brother’s best friend Blake for years. She lost her virginity to the oil driller on her eighteenth birthday, only to wake the next morning to find him gone. But now he’s back for her brother’s wedding. Unable to resist one another, they take up where they left off. As the two rediscover their passion for each other, nothing and nowhere is off-limits!
Angel: Private Eye Book Five by Odette C. Bell Angel: Private Eye Book Five by Oct. 01, 2016 $4.99 71946 words Sample 20%
Esmerelda is back, and things will never be the same again. Benson might have just kissed Elizabeth, but it quickly becomes apparent where his heart lies. As her life unravels, so too does her destiny. As promised, the Shadow comes to Elizabeth in her dreams. She has to use every trick she knows to fight him off. It won’t be enough, however, to keep Hope City safe. For soon a new enemy strikes.
Hunter's Challenge by M.A. Abraham Hunter's Challenge by Oct. 01, 2016 $3.99 92051 words Sample 5%
The entity who has been called the 'Witch Hunter’ is focusing on those who have psychic powers. One Tantalarian, in particular, feels he has an axe to grind with this 'Witch Hunter'. This entity has mentally attacked Terec, and singled out the woman he loves to use for his own nefarious purpose. He will not rest until his foe is dead, the game lines have been drawn, the war is on.
Mr. Magic by Jeff Widmer Mr. Magic by Oct. 01, 2016 $5.99 58743 words Sample 10%
A PR whiz must make the competition disappear or vanish himself.