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Pantouns de France et d'ailleurs by Michel Miaille Pantouns de France et d'ailleurs by Aug. 28, 2015 $1.99 9289 words Sample 20%
L'auteur vous propose quelques pantouns, certains écrits selon la tradition malaise et d'autres écrits selon l'adaptation française définie au XIXme siècle par Théodore de Banville. Il espère que ces poèmes sauront intéresser le lecteur de 2015 et, pourquoi pas, susciter des vocations de "pantouneurs".
Happy Hucows, Inc. Part Four by Elliot Silvestri Happy Hucows, Inc. Part Four by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 10285 words Sample 20%
Gena and Josie’s pregnancies progress quickly, with Gena giving birth to her little calf first. Looking for a distraction from her own pregnancy, and against her own better judgement, Josie looks up her old boyfriend, Andy. She discovers he’s now part of the hucow community in a way she never would have expected and that only increases her desire for him…if only to see what will happen next…
The Road From Space: How To Find Yourself In The 21st Century by Seth Morris The Road From Space: How To Find Yourself In The 21st Century by Aug. 28, 2015 $6.95 24873 words Sample 15%
As human beings we are often plagued by worries about the future and are unsure of our place in the world. Young and old, we worry about being able to reclaim our destiny. Some of us teeter in indecision, while others are completely unsure of what steps to take and in which direction.
Psyched to Death: A Jamie Brodie Mystery by Meg Perry Psyched to Death: A Jamie Brodie Mystery by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 43153 words Sample 20%
Who killed Matt Bendel? The police suspect his partner, Elliott Conklin. Elliott was found with the body, covered in blood, and he doesn’t have an alibi. Elliott wants Pete Ferguson to help clear his name. But Pete doesn’t have time – and he thinks Elliott might be guilty. Jamie Brodie isn’t so sure. Matt had a secret . The investigation leads to someone from Jamie's past - and another death.
Devil’s Grace: Renn Arelia’s Story by Karen Dean Benson Devil’s Grace: Renn Arelia’s Story by Aug. 28, 2015 $4.99 112702 words Sample 20%
On a mist-covered road bordering the Thames, a careening carriage nearly runs over a young woman escaping a forced betrothal. A nobleman jumps from the carriage and runs to her rescue; two cultures collide, England and Spain. An heirloom locket and an irresistible chemistry are the stepping-stones to destiny.
The Ancient Code of the Tabriz Rug by Pierce du Buisson The Ancient Code of the Tabriz Rug by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 3096 words Sample 30%
How does one know where death and danger lurk? What ordinary household furnishings could hold the mystery of your past, and the awesome surprise and devastation of your future? A fine Persian rug. A man and his genetic history come face to face in a final intertwining of fate so scary that you could hear yourself screaming silently.
End of Days by Jeff Gunzel End of Days by Aug. 28, 2015 $3.99 85049 words Sample 20%
“As your friend, I’m warning you in advance, Filista is determined to see you fall. In her eyes, as well as the people’s, you are still a symbol of hope. The last remaining relic of the old regime. Once you fall in front of the eyes of thousands, the memory of Ilirra Marosia will die with you.”
Stream of Madness (A Code of War Stand-Alone Novel) by Jim Roberts Stream of Madness (A Code of War Stand-Alone Novel) by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 71348 words Sample 5%
Joe Braddock’s war with the Private Military Company known as Olympus has cost the Peacemaker dearly. Reeling from the loss of his war-brother Danny Callbeck, Joe accepts a critical mission to extract a defecting Olympus soldier from the war-torn heart of Syria. But a darkness clings to Braddock’s heart as he finds himself facing horrors he never could have imagined…
The H.L. Hunley: its life and controversies by Joe C Combs 2nd The H.L. Hunley: its life and controversies by Aug. 28, 2015 $1.99 9604 words Sample 20%
From the first idea of an underwater warship to its ultimate demise. This book covers a wide range of information on the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley and its controversies, including who found the Hunley. There is a chapter dedicated to the discovery of the little submarine by each of the men who claim they discovered it. Followed by a chapter which looks at the two claims.
Trigger Snappy (Lexi Graves Mysteries, 8) by Camilla Chafer Trigger Snappy (Lexi Graves Mysteries, 8) by Aug. 28, 2015 $3.99 79087 words Sample 20%
From USA Today bestselling author Camilla Chafer... When private investigator, Lexi Graves, quit her job, she never thought working freelance would be so hard. Struggling to make a name for herself as a solo investigator, she’s intrigued when a wealthy, new client claims she’s being stalked and chooses Lexi as her last hope for help.
A Westward Adventure by Kristy McCaffrey A Westward Adventure by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 11451 words Sample 20%
Aspiring novelist Amelia Mercer travels from New York City to Colorado to help her injured aunt recover. When the stage is robbed and her luggage stolen, bounty hunter Ned Waymire comes to her aid, acquainted with the harmless culprit and wanting to spare the boy. But Ned also seeks to impress the independent young woman.
Prettiest Little Horse Thief by Gail L. Jenner Prettiest Little Horse Thief by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 11394 words Sample 20%
In the heat of the moment, and after Rebecca’s life and reputation are again threatened, the widow finds herself married to Colt Ryman. In spite of her protest, however, she comes to discover that this stranger is more husband than the late Frank Williams, and that love can sometimes, quite unexpectedly, have the power to heal.
An Apple Away by Kate Richards An Apple Away by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 27718 words Sample 20%
Can the illness sapping Aislinn’s life away be cured at the Wiccan Haus? And can the magical Rowan siblings also help an overworked, exhausted doctor to find peace…with a lion shifter’s assistance? Only if the spark between the trio bursts into flame. Or The lion, the witch, and the shifter head for an island for healing and find romance
Sucker by Mark Lingane Sucker by Aug. 28, 2015 $5.99 73607 words Sample 20%
Van H. Avram, PI, stumbles from case to case, getting by on his good looks and appeal to desperate dames. But when a missing-person case dumps the body of a skinny blond thing on his doorstep, he finds himself plummeting into the clutches of an underworld intent on sacrifice.
Seven Stones, Vol 1: Alone No More by Dave Higgins Seven Stones, Vol 1: Alone No More by Aug. 28, 2015 $1.50 12963 words Sample 20%
Collects parts 1 - 9 of the serial. Plagued by nightmares of shifting stone and ancient evil, Absolution Kobb, Reverend Militant of the Order of the Maker, journeys to the northern edge of civilisation. Most treat him with disdain and ill-trust. But Anessa Tanton sees a way out of her village.
Heirs of the Shattered Spheres: Emerald of Earth by Guy Stewart Heirs of the Shattered Spheres: Emerald of Earth by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 64867 words Sample 20%
Emerald and her allies are all that stand between the annihilation of Humanity and an alien’s plan to complete its 65 million-year-old mission.
Heirs of the Shattered Spheres: Emerald of Earth by Guy Stewart Heirs of the Shattered Spheres: Emerald of Earth by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 64867 words Sample 20%
Emerald and her allies are all that stand between the annihilation of Humanity and an alien’s plan to complete its 65 million-year-old mission.
The View From Baskins' Ridge (Bobby and Clyde Redux) by Etienne The View From Baskins' Ridge (Bobby and Clyde Redux) by Aug. 28, 2015 $4.99 92469 words Sample 20%
After several years in Atlanta, Bobby and Carlyle (formerly Clyde) have returned to their beloved Blue Ridge to join the family law firm of Baskins and Baskins, but a few surprises await them. Ttheir involvement in exposing graft in the local sheriff’s office, results in an attempt on their lives. But their greatest challenge occurs when the real Carlyle Baskins turns up.
Master the Cloud: The 7-Step Guide to Moving Your Small Business to the Cloud by Howard Small Master the Cloud: The 7-Step Guide to Moving Your Small Business to the Cloud by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 16286 words Sample 20%
Master the Cloud was written for Small Business Owners (SBOs) to take advantage of the transformative power of cloud computing to streamline business operations, attract customers and increase sales. The book explains how SBOs can acquire powerful, secure and cost effective cloud-based IT resources, in the form of services, to meet their current business needs and to help manage future growth.
My Hotdog Came to Life and Screwed Me by Scarlet DeLorne My Hotdog Came to Life and Screwed Me by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 3946 words Sample 20%
Raunchy, funny, and just plain wrong. My Hotdog Came to Life and Screwed Me is full of wiener puns and plenty of not-give-a-f**kery. Written for those who are looking for a laugh but also want to get their perv on. The name says it all.
Worth Waiting For by Delaney Diamond Worth Waiting For by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 26481 words Sample 20%
NOTE: This book is a sweet romance and has been published before with a different cover. Julia Newman doesn’t have time for love. Been there, done that, and she’s got the scars to prove it. Frederico “Freddie” Mendoza needs to work on expanding his business and she’s not his type. Or so he thought.
Still in Love by Delaney Diamond Still in Love by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 30579 words Sample 20%
Nadine Alesini divorced her husband and left Buenos Aires with her daughter in tow. Now she’s back and forced to spend time with the man she left behind. Cortez Alesini didn’t expect that he and Nadine would spend passionate nights together while she’s back in his country. And the reappearance of someone from his past may destroy any chance they have at a true reconciliation.
Infestation (Feast of Weeds Book 3) by Jamie Thornton Infestation (Feast of Weeds Book 3) by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 70550 words Sample 20%
STAY ALIVE. DON'T GET CAUGHT. For sixteen-year-old Gabbi, life on the street isn’t much different after a virus sweeps away civilization: watch your back, do anything to survive, protect your friends. But Gabbi's friends are imprisoned at a refugee camp and every move she makes puts them in even more danger. Gabbi will do everything to keep her friends alive, but what if everything isn't enough?
Trail of Deceptions by Beverly Mendenhall Trail of Deceptions by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 94151 words Sample 10%
The ward of a fanatical preacher, Jade Morgan is desperate for freedom. When a shiftless gambler befriends her and stands wrongly accused of taking her innocence, she weds him, demanding a divorce when they arrive in Weaverville, California, where a job awaits her. Rand Hollilday attempts to prepare Jade for a life of independence during their journey.
Suspended Animation - A Child's Story by Joy Bassetti-Kruger Suspended Animation - A Child's Story by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.49 10417 words Sample 20%
Suspended Animation -A Child's Story, is about a little girl called Elaine and her struggle to be recognised as a gifted child by her mother, who just wants an ordinary child and not some know it all little genius.
Lethal Force by Kyla Jackson Lethal Force by Aug. 28, 2015 $4.00 50815 words Sample 20%
Matthew was the handsome whiz kid banker and billionaire of the era whose lethal boardroom and bedroom methods earn him international media recognition but the heart wants family and love. Ruth is media shy English socialite who was nanny to her best friend son and has fled her family and doesn't want the spotlight for many reasons but when these two hearts collide nothing but passion remain.
Booker - No Más by John W. Mefford Booker - No Más by Aug. 28, 2015 $4.99 83864 words Sample 15%
The all-powerful rule with brute force, killing women and children like they’re swatting flies. It’s a savagery that Booker can’t comprehend, let alone defeat. With the smell of death stuffed down his throat, the man with everything to lose puts everything on the line—because he can stand… No more.
3:34 a.m. (Henry Bins 4) by Nick Pirog 3:34 a.m. (Henry Bins 4) by Aug. 28, 2015 $3.99 47572 words
Two weeks after Henry's abduction and he is still burning with questions: had his mother really tortured him with a synthetic nightmare? Was he really one of the CIA Sleep Control Program's first experiments? What was on the flash drive that the President had supposedly given him? But most importantly, if his mother had caused his condition, could she reverse it?
The Consequence of Secrets - Complete Series by Eve Cates The Consequence of Secrets - Complete Series by Aug. 28, 2015 $3.99 70163 words Sample 20%
When new priest, Braden Daniels, meets his new congregation, he can't help but notice the beautiful young woman with the downcast eyes. There's something about her that calls to Braden, and he assures himself he just wants to help her - to find out what has her looking so melancholy. With each passing day they grow closer, until they have a secret of their own. But all secrets have consequences.
If You Only Knew - Harper Falls Book Three by Mary J. Williams If You Only Knew - Harper Falls Book Three by Aug. 28, 2015 $1.99 92513 words Sample 20%
Welcome back to Harper Falls Tyler Jones and Drew Harper They came from different worlds. They weren’t supposed to fall in love. Teenagers on the brink of adulthood they gave into an uncontrollable attraction, sharing their hopes, fears, and their bodies. He broke her heart. Now, ten years later he’s finally going to tell her why.
Vampirhauch by Peter Beck Vampirhauch by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 3987 words Sample 15%
Nach einem anstrengenden Tag möchte Andreas nur noch entspannen und geht dazu in seine Lieblingskneipe. Dort lernt er einen sehr schweigsamen Mann kennen, mit dem er gerne eine Nacht verbringen möchte. Dass der schöne Unbekannte sehr lichtempfindlich ist, kommt ihm nicht merkwürdig vor ...
All Hallows Eve: The Haunted Cove by David Eveleigh All Hallows Eve: The Haunted Cove by Aug. 28, 2015 $0.99 3223 words Sample 20%
The first official crossover between "All Hallows Eve" and "The Life And Crimes Of Fraulein Efeu". An oil rig is plagued by a phantom submarine and only our beloved heroine can save the day. Unfortunately, the mistress of misery has her own plans...
Human Weaknesses, Forgiveness Epitomised. by Tony Miles Human Weaknesses, Forgiveness Epitomised. by Aug. 28, 2015 $5.99 40346 words Sample 20%
Collection of seven short stories from volunteers, highlighting human weakness, strength and forgiveness is personified during touching moments as the stories unfold. Whilst the characters' experiences at times mirrors our own lives. Reader participation is automatic as all are invited to critique the volunteers' behaviour while relevant questions are posed to each reader after each episode.
AaBack's Grimm: Dark Fantasy Fairy Tale #3 Dragon Scorned: The Towering Mountain Citadel, The Sword Of Cross-Worlds, And The Maximus-curse by Kristie Lynn Higgins AaBack's Grimm: Dark Fantasy Fairy Tale #3 Dragon Scorned: The Towering Mountain Citadel, The Sword Of Cross-Worlds, And The Maximus-curse by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.99 29585 words Sample 5%
Based on the Grimm short story series. The fairy tales you know with a wicked twist. In the third book, romantic tensions increase between the Beast and Jane, and the threat to Jane's life is imminent. A horrible secret will be revealed to Jane, and the World of Grimm will never be the same.
This World Is Not Our Home by Will Anthony, Jr This World Is Not Our Home by Aug. 28, 2015 $2.00 7342 words Sample 20%
This book is not asking you to be saved, salvation is a personal event, rather it requests you to pause in your step and consider whether all the troubles are worth the TROUBLE! Is there a hereafter? It cannot be scientifically proven, maybe someday it will be possible and perhaps it will be too late to change anything. What does it cost to wake up into a safe hereafter?
Life as a New Hire, Redrawing the Globe, Volume VIII by James M. Dosher Life as a New Hire, Redrawing the Globe, Volume VIII by Aug. 28, 2015 $3.99 84357 words Sample 20%
On his quest for the lost heirs of House of Arinniti, Cáel experiences trials and ordeals worthy of a Beowulf saga. Cáel becomes a truly blooded Amazon Warrior while suffering a heart rending lose in the firefight against Ajax's forces. The Arinniti trail points to Brazil but first he must fulfill his promise to present Goddess SzélAnya's case to the Amazon Council in NY.
A Wild Ride by Patrick Richards A Wild Ride by Aug. 28, 2015 $7.50 75583 words Sample 20%
Someone said to Nick Johnson, “There is no difference between a cock and a clit. It is just a matter of size.” Well to a straight guy there’s a big difference. And Nick Johnson was as straight as it gets. He had so many girls in college, he couldn’t return for the second semester. Nick was down on his luck. He was alone in a great big world and couldn’t begin to get ahead.
Flash Fiction and Other Stories by Jason Wallace Flash Fiction and Other Stories by Aug. 27, 2015 Free! 12916 words Read a sample
Get 7 stories for the price of none! 5 of these are flash fiction (stories written on the spot, based on a picture), while the last 2 are merely additional stories offered, just for you! Get 7 very short stories that are sure to give you something to think about and maybe even a few laughs or sighs. From humor to whimsically ridiculous to romance to strange non-fiction, get it all for nothing!
Butterflies are Free by M. LeAnne Phoenix Butterflies are Free by Aug. 27, 2015 $3.99 30466 words Sample 20%
Emrys Marlowe had only ever fallen in love once, and that was with Kiyoshi Gwynne. Six years later, he’s meeting his best friend’s brother Ísarr Trevelyan, who lives above the bookshop he owns. Their busy schedules have always kept them apart, but when they meet for the first time, it's electric, and the light and completion they feel lends wings that can surely weather any storm... can't it?
My Uncle's Barn Part Four (Taboo, Male Domination) by Jericho C. Hale My Uncle's Barn Part Four (Taboo, Male Domination) by Aug. 27, 2015 $2.99 5369 words Sample 20%
After days of getting everything he wants, Ben finds a line his sister won't cross. Has he ruined his relationship with his sister, and put an end to the fun they've been having? His aunt promises to help, but first... This piece contains adult situations including extreme taboo elements. If this is not your thing, feel free to check out my other work, which may fit better with your tastes!
Novus (The Cresecren Chronicles Book 1) by Crystal Marcos Novus (The Cresecren Chronicles Book 1) by Aug. 27, 2015 $3.99 77739 words Sample 10%
Ideal for Hunger Games and Divergent fans, Crystal Marcos delivers Novus, a riveting novel set in a dystopian future of action-adventure, suspense, and romance. Intriguing characters and a gripping storyline keep the reader turning page after page. Being a teenager is hard enough. And what if your life’s path is predetermined? On top of that, you aren’t even Human?
Homeopathy for Menstruation by Elaina Kanee Homeopathy for Menstruation by Aug. 27, 2015 Free! 420 words Read a sample
Every month, women undergo an irritating and annoying cycle: menstruation.
Amy by James Robar Amy by Aug. 27, 2015 $0.99 64272 words Sample 15%
Amy Wentdorf a homeless young lady, the product of her prostitute mother and nameless father, flees the East coast to find her only other living relative in Billings, Montana. After several hitched rides on semis, she is kicked out of one in Wyoming at a rest area for not bowing to the wishes of the driver. Alone, broke, and at her assumed end, she decides to hurl herself off a cliff.
Whispers In Corridors by Claire Mansfield Whispers In Corridors by Aug. 27, 2015 $2.99 98905 words Sample 20%
His life is perfect, he has a beautiful wife, a gorgeous new baby girl. A nice house in the suburbs and a new job. He is a teacher in a secondary school, teaching a subject he is passionate about, English. He is the type of man who will go that extra mile for his students. His life was perfect until he met Jaqueline Sollihall a year ten student who had other ideas about her favourite teacher.
Sexy Stepbrother by Jade Fox Sexy Stepbrother by Aug. 27, 2015 $2.99 5734 words Sample 20%
My stepbrother Dawson and I were once thick as thieves. When I had nowhere else to go, I ended up at his door, and my long dormant crush came back to life. Little did I know, Dawson had a hidden desire too. . . -All characters are over 18 and fictional-
Casey's Wild Goose Chase by Jesse W. Thompson Casey's Wild Goose Chase by Aug. 27, 2015 $1.99 69125 words Sample 15%
In the hard times of the 1930s, Fin Barker sends Casey Carpenter to find his son who has run away to avoid prosecution for murder.
Continia by Oloris Publishing Continia by Aug. 27, 2015 $5.00 126791 words Sample 20%
John finds himself on the shores of a strange lake and at the beginning of a life-changing adventure in a land unlike anything he has ever experienced before, amidst peoples he has never heard of. He meets kind Eubert, a Narlin, who steers him in the right direction, where he encounters Rogart, a huge warrior of the great nation of Werigan, who is not all he seems. Their journey twists and turns a
Shadow of the Torturer by Intoxcy8me Shadow of the Torturer by Aug. 27, 2015 You set the price! 97280 words Sample 10%
Shadow of the Torturer is the first book in an epic fantasy series that features fast-paced action, compelling characters, and a breathtaking world that will make you want to snatch up the whole series. This is not your traditional fantasy novel. Grab the first book in your next fantasy series today!
Morning Patrol by Zach Neal Morning Patrol by Aug. 27, 2015 Free! 5759 words Read a sample
A German pilot accidentally lands on Rick’s aerodrome, and there are only two ways he can play it. He can stick a gun in the idiot’s face and take him prisoner—earning a mention in dispatches for his trouble. Or, he can go hog-wild and pull the prank of a lifetime on good old Fritzie.
Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination Should Be Reinvestigated Volume Two by Greg R. Parker Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination Should Be Reinvestigated Volume Two by Aug. 27, 2015 $5.99 34326 words Sample 20%
In this series the author examines the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in the context of the Cold War climate of the times and the people who shaped and used him. In Volume 2, the author continues his biography of accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, taking it from the start of 1954 through to his March, 1959 application to attend the Albert Schweitzer College in Switzerland.