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Ephron by Michael J. Findley Ephron by Michael J. Findley Jan. 31, 2015 $3.49 42460 words Sample 20%
Ephron has vital skills to ensure security and growth of their tribe. Zohar plans to use Ephron and his sister as peace children in arranged marriages. Marauding enemies and rising waters threaten the homelands of fellow Hittites but no one wants to sacrifice autonomy just for safety, food, clothing, and shelter. Tensions rise.They need strength, unity, and prosperity.
Wicked Love: A Weeping Willow Novel by Sandra Madera Wicked Love: A Weeping Willow Novel by Sandra Madera Jan. 31, 2015 $3.99 90292 words Sample 10%
Waking up in a foreign land, Nalin ventures home only to find that it is not as he remembers it. His parents are dead and buried. His sister has been ruling in his place. He is wounded, and he dreams strange things...about a girl who calls out to him in the darkness. (YA Fiction Novel, intended for ages 16 and up).
Whale Song by R.W. Van Sant Whale Song by R.W. Van Sant Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 1537 words Sample 50%
Despondent about his losing his job and nearly wrecking his car a man plays his saxophone to the ocean, a whale answers back.
The Dark Verse, Vol. 3: Beyond the Grip of Time by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild The Dark Verse, Vol. 3: Beyond the Grip of Time by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild Jan. 31, 2015 $2.99 38215 words Sample 15%
Twenty-six short tales of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. This is Sharkchild's third collection of grim and ethereal stories.
Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores by Chris Kennedy Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores by Chris Kennedy Jan. 31, 2015 $7.77 39459 words Sample 10%
81% of people have a story they want to write, but very few actually do it. For most, this is because they either don’t know how to enter the publishing process, or they feel their writing isn’t good enough. Self-Publishing for Profit was designed to help you overcome both of these fears by giving you detailed publishing guidance, while simultaneously helping you become a better writer.
Xanadu - Free Promo Edition by D.Z.C. Xanadu - Free Promo Edition by D.Z.C. Jan. 31, 2015 Free! 47208 words Read a sample
Nicolas Keszthelyi - aesthete, philanderer and semi-legitimate Moscow antiques dealer - is heading to Afghanistan on the trail of buried treasure. A friend of a friend has discovered a hoard of priceless ivory carvings beneath a mine in Paktia, and Keszthelyi intends to ensure that finders remain keepers. Unfortunately, UNESCO, the Afghan government, and the owners of the mine have other plans...
Initiation into the Pack by Natalia Vixxen Initiation into the Pack by Natalia Vixxen Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 1625 words Sample 1%
A gay erotic werewolf short fiction (Short story, 1600 words).
The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild Jan. 31, 2015 $2.99 40482 words Sample 15%
Twenty-six short tales of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. This is Sharkchild's second collection of grim and ethereal stories.
Trumpet 2 Cross Stitch Pattern by Mother Bee Designs Trumpet 2 Cross Stitch Pattern by Mother Bee Designs Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 678 words
Trumpet 2 Cross Stitch Pattern Size on 14 count roughly 6" X 3" Includes Cross Stitch Tips
Trumping for 1000 years by Nene W Trumping for 1000 years by Nene W Jan. 31, 2015 $3.00 1590 words Sample 10%
The poverty-ridden 33 year old daughter of a Congressional Executive auditor and NPD mother gets invited to the knighting of an aristocratic online friend in England; gaining a chance to mingle with royalty.
Ships in the Night: One Look at the Life of Robert A. Belie by Robert T. Belie Ships in the Night: One Look at the Life of Robert A. Belie by Robert T. Belie Jan. 31, 2015 Free! 3007 words Read a sample
Both ships and people often go by different names. Designations change with service and names change with relationships. Robert A. Belie was just shy of two when he disembarked from what was then known as the SS Philadelphia. Over the course of nearly one hundred years after leaving that ship he would go by many names and many titles. But I would know him simply as grandpa.
The King's Gambit by Odessa Lynne The King's Gambit by Odessa Lynne Jan. 31, 2015 $6.99 49873 words Sample 20%
In this sequel to The King's Guard, the Birth Feast celebrating the birth of the blood heir looms. When it turns out one of the royal visitors has a past with Geran, Leon has more to worry about than a little palace intrigue. But soon it becomes clear that a little palace intrigue might be a whole lot of trouble for Leon and Geran both. Explicit male/male sexual content and graphic language.
The Day of the Nuptial Flight by Sarina Dorie The Day of the Nuptial Flight by Sarina Dorie Jan. 31, 2015 Free! 10400 words Read a sample
On an alien world of giant insects, Rover strives to be like every other drone and mate with the queen. When he isn’t able to perform his drone duties, he struggles for acceptance and finds friendship and love in an unlikely place—among humans.
The Sleep Diet by R.W. Van Sant The Sleep Diet by R.W. Van Sant Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 2233 words Sample 50%
A cautionary short story about how dangerous fad weight loss treatments can become.
What Happens Here: Parker & Alex 2 by A_Gaddis C_Glover What Happens Here: Parker & Alex 2 by A_Gaddis C_Glover Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 12886 words Sample 20%
GRAPHIC EROTICA - m/ftm, bisexual, casual encounter - A bi Vegas hustler and a hot trans male model continue their... whatever it is that they're doing.
Anal Princesses by beedoubleyou Anal Princesses by beedoubleyou Jan. 31, 2015 $2.99 22249 words Sample 20%
Melissa has a great career and a wonderful boyfriend who is the light of her life. After years of being taunted for her curves, Brett treats her like a princess. She has learned to submit to him in all things expect one: Anal sex. When she finds out the truth behind her attitude change about anal sex, she makes a decision that will change her life forever.
My Forever Valentine by Tracey Alvarez My Forever Valentine by Tracey Alvarez Jan. 31, 2015 $1.99 14817 words Sample 10%
Dive into the Due South world to find out what your favourite characters are doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with these four short and sweet romance stories. Because these four short stories of approximately 3,000 words each contain spoilers, they are intended to be read and enjoyed after: Book #1: In Too Deep Book #2: Melting Into You Book #3: Ready To Burn Book #4: Christmas With You
The Thing in the Alley (Anomaly Hunters, Book 3) by J.S. Volpe The Thing in the Alley (Anomaly Hunters, Book 3) by J.S. Volpe Jan. 31, 2015 $4.99 94123 words Sample 15%
When horribly mutilated bodies start turning up in Kingwood, the Anomaly Hunters determine that the culprit is a leucrota, a mythical monster that can mimic people’s voices. Will they stop the creature before it kills again, or will they only become its next victims? Plus: Who is Tiffany Fish, and what is her bizarre link with both the current investigation and the Anomaly Hunters themselves?
Christmas With You by Tracey Alvarez Christmas With You by Tracey Alvarez Jan. 31, 2015 $2.99 39956 words Sample 10%
Carly Gatlin doesn’t want to spend another holiday alone so she’s come to New Zealand to be with her step-family. Kip Sullivan’s big, boisterous family have also arrived en-masse—please shoot him before the match-making gets out of hand. Kip wants to make Carly’s first Kiwi Christmas special, but will he gain more than mistletoe kisses from the woman who threatens to claim his heart?
Getting Even by Craig Watson Getting Even by Craig Watson Jan. 31, 2015 $3.99 47743 words Sample 20%
When Mafia wannabes murder Eve’s friends in a mistaken hit, Eve exacts knife-wielding revenge--but she didn’t finish the job. Not that she’s worried – she’ll finish when she’s good and ready. Closing the door to her old life, things take a strange turn orchestrated by an ancient bloodthirsty force. Will the skills that served Eve so well be enough to save her against this immortal enemy.
Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest by Wayne Gerard Trotman Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest by Wayne Gerard Trotman Jan. 31, 2015 $5.99 137196 words Sample 10%
Kaya Abaniah believes he’s an ordinary boy, living with his mother on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. However, after encountering Papa Bois, Kaya learns he has the talent. He’s a telepath, and he’s not alone. Follow his struggles with love, rivalry, and academic life, as he confronts terrifying creatures and unlocks the shocking mystery of Papa Bois, the father of the forest.
The Jade Corpse Caper by Stanley Bruce Carter The Jade Corpse Caper by Stanley Bruce Carter Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 6755 words Sample 20%
Gangster girl Calla O’Gurk braves zombies, mummies and three-headed dogs to swipe an ancient jade statuette from the home of Chicago industrialist Fulminius Squale. Now all she has to do is deliver it to an old lady in New Orleans and her job is done. What could possibly go wrong?
Taking Life by Carey Kight Taking Life by Carey Kight Jan. 31, 2015 Free! 2999 words Read a sample
A mysterious and unseen visitor haunts a family during their grief.
Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories by Alex Shvartsman Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories by Alex Shvartsman Jan. 31, 2015 $5.99 119831 words Sample 10%
40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction. * An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop. * A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary. * A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures. and much, much more!
Dancing on Daddy's Feet and Other Stories of God's Love by Ginger LaGrone Tucker Dancing on Daddy's Feet and Other Stories of God's Love by Ginger LaGrone Tucker Jan. 31, 2015 $4.99 38353 words Sample 5%
Dancing on Daddy's Feet and Other Stories of God's Love is a collection of 12 original inspirational stories by Ginger LaGrone Tucker that will touch your heart and soul. Each story will challenge you to a deeper faith relationship and commitment. Stories in addition to Dancing on Daddy's Feet include: Do You Know Bailey's Jesus? and Mowing Without the Blade.
Free Falling Crimson by Laura Harner Free Falling Crimson by Laura Harner Jan. 31, 2015 $4.99 51291 words Sample 20%
A robbery and murder under the unblinking eye of a security camera—with plenty of blood, but no evidence to show who—or what—is doing the killing. Human victims. Human Only establishments. Preternatural killer. Working together as part of a team sanctioned by Homeland Security to carry out Justice Department decrees, Sam and Travis ensure the deadliest of supers pay for their crimes. Permanently.
Snake Handlin’ Man by D.J. Butler Snake Handlin’ Man by D.J. Butler Jan. 31, 2015 $4.99 36972 words Sample 15%
The Snake Handlin’ Man is Eddie Marlow, make-do guitarist, ex-Marine, and the world’s best tambourine player, ever. When an attack of flying snakes in a roadside diner leaves the band’s organist fighting for his life, Eddie leads the band into the lair of a snake-worshipping cult in a desperate attempt to collect the sovereign remedy for snakebite: the milk of a lamia.
Waist Training 101: A Guide to Using Corsets to Slim Your Waistline by Vanna B. Waist Training 101: A Guide to Using Corsets to Slim Your Waistline by Vanna B. Jan. 31, 2015 $4.99 8963 words Sample 10%
Waist Training 101 provides a comprehensive, easy-to-follow crash course in preparing for and beginning your waist training journey. Life & Style Weekly recommended Waist Training 101 as a read to learn about safe waist training! "...a useful guide for those interested in learning about the waist-training lifestyle." - Kirkus Reviews
The Senior Toolkit by Cassie Nichols The Senior Toolkit by Cassie Nichols Jan. 31, 2015 $9.99 4642 words Sample 20%
The Senior Toolkit is not just a college admissions e-book; it's a complete set of tools, including videos and other companion materials, that will help high school seniors understand how to approach the college application process effectively. Don’t just “survive” application season–submit a solid application that maximizes your chances of acceptance to each college on your list.
Violin 2 Cross Stitch Pattern by Mother Bee Designs Violin 2 Cross Stitch Pattern by Mother Bee Designs Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 678 words
Violin 2 Cross Stitch Pattern Size on 14 count roughly 3" X 7" Includes Cross Stitch Tips
Naples, Capri, Ischia and Pompeii by Enrico Massetti Naples, Capri, Ischia and Pompeii by Enrico Massetti Jan. 31, 2015 $3.99 6191 words Sample 20%
This e-guide leads you in a visit to Naples and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. It also covers the ruins of Pompeii. It includes photos and descriptions of the attractions of all the localities touched. It has plenty of practical advices on travel to reach the islands and how to move once you are there. It is ideal for use on your smart phone.
Devil Sent the Rain by D.J. Butler Devil Sent the Rain by D.J. Butler Jan. 31, 2015 $4.99 38716 words Sample 15%
The hard rain starts to fall as the band goes from bad (cornered by a hostile gang of the Fallen demanding the return of Lucifer’s hoof) to worse (trapped inside the wounded soul of their own sorcerer, Adrian).
The Only Exception by Jennifer Mancini The Only Exception by Jennifer Mancini Jan. 31, 2015 $2.99 55465 words Sample 20%
The last thing substitute teacher Olivia Winter was expecting was to meet the man of her dreams, but when Dante James sauntered into her classroom... There was no denying her instant attraction to this sexy, charismatic man, or that the feelings were entirely mutual. And when she is forced to ride out the storm of the year entirely in his care, Olivia has to come to terms with the inevitable.
La mujer serpiente by Javier Cosnava La mujer serpiente by Javier Cosnava Jan. 31, 2015 Free! 88413 words Read a sample
Una novela zombie juvenil en el Antiguo Egipto Una joven que lucha contra muertos vivientes, la ruina de su familia y la pérdida de derechos de la mujer en el Egipto griego Ptolemaico
No Quarter: Dominium - Novella 2 by MJL Evans No Quarter: Dominium - Novella 2 by MJL Evans Jan. 31, 2015 $1.99 23358 words Sample 20%
Novella 2 begins with the Whigs invading Port Royal. They are escorted by Captain Longstaff "Big Dick", who soon encounters the very seductive Violante Hayze. Atia and Capitaine la Roche remain at Cherry Red's brothel. Plans are made to poison enemies and soon a strange outbreak of "scarlet fever" occurs, stalling the local fayre that drives the city's money flow.
Tin Universe Monthly #20 A FIRST SHOT FIRED, Part Two by Brian Williams Tin Universe Monthly #20 A FIRST SHOT FIRED, Part Two by Brian Williams Jan. 31, 2015 Free! 7581 words Read a sample
Featuring A FIRST SHOT FIRED: Part Two and January's Tin Universe Daily collected in one place.
Honor & Respect: Diligence for Our Senior Home Dwellers (E-book) by RB Roberts Honor & Respect: Diligence for Our Senior Home Dwellers (E-book) by RB Roberts Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 6031 words Sample 20%
"Honor & Respect" is an e-booklet specifically focused on self-empowerment of homeowners/homerenters who happen to be seniors residing in the U.S. I present real case scenarios of senior abuse in the realm of home maintenance and improvement. But then, I offer immediately applicable strategies you can use to deter the best of the worst scoundrels, yet screen in the best of the best contractors.
Beach Bums by S. Menduke Beach Bums by S. Menduke Jan. 31, 2015 $3.99 34135 words Sample 20%
This book highlights people crisscrossing one another's lives against the backdrop of a South Florida beach, which has the ability to make the most horrific of scenarios still look like a postcard. This is a flash look at how people can affect each other in an instant- sometimes without ever knowing the impact they've made.
Crow Jane by D.J. Butler Crow Jane by D.J. Butler Jan. 31, 2015 $4.99 36185 words Sample 15%
Crow Jane is Qayna, the Marked Woman, a rebel from the dawn of time cursed with a death always just beyond her grasp. When a sinister agent of Heaven offers Qayna a deal, she finds herself on a collision course both with the ragged rock and roll band fronted by Satan’s own son and with the elusive, shapeshifting faerie forces of the Mirror Queendom of Mab.
How I Helped Kill My Son an Autism Disaster by Sandra Stevnson How I Helped Kill My Son an Autism Disaster by Sandra Stevnson Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 2593 words Sample 15%
Sandra shares how she is recovering from her son Jacob's suicide. She shares what might have led Jacob to suicide. She describes how autism services fail adults with autism and what you can do to help gain more autism services for your children on the spectrum. Sandra hopes to turn tragedy into awareness about autism in this great book. Sandra shares what she feels would have saved Jacob's life.
A View to the Curious by Eric Stringer A View to the Curious by Eric Stringer Jan. 31, 2015 $2.99 3429 words Sample 20%
This is an intense psychological horror story by Eric Stringer. Ever wonder what makes a psychopath tick? Ever wonder what it might be like to sit down in a psychopath's home and interview him?
Once Upon A Future Time: A Note to the You Who is Me at One Hundred by Robert T. Belie Once Upon A Future Time: A Note to the You Who is Me at One Hundred by Robert T. Belie Jan. 31, 2015 Free! 2706 words Read a sample
Very few people have made it to the 100 year mark, even today with countless medical and technological advances turning the world upside down. So what would the you of now say to the you of then? Are you the same person? Or is life lived in segments by different people sharing the same name and same DNA? This is one letter. My letter. To the Me of Then, should I ever reach that remarkable age.
Horsing Around - Volume 4 - Scroll Saw Patterns by Charles Dearing Horsing Around - Volume 4 - Scroll Saw Patterns by Charles Dearing Jan. 31, 2015 $9.99 333 words
This book contains 6 stunning new horse designs! Sized across multiple pages in .pdf format, ready to print out for your scrolling enjoyment! This is Volume 4 of 4.
Banjo Cross Stitch Pattern by Mother Bee Designs Banjo Cross Stitch Pattern by Mother Bee Designs Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 677 words
Banjo Cross Stitch Pattern Size on 14 count roughly 3" X 6" Includes Cross Stitch Tips
1780: A Time to Live Free or Die by Harrison Neese 1780: A Time to Live Free or Die by Harrison Neese Jan. 31, 2015 $3.99 100658 words Sample 10%
It was their darkest hour . . . when the British captured Charleston, South Carolina and with it, the entire southern American Army. Patriots everywhere gave up, ready to accept defeat and the cold winds of tyranny blew hard against the flickering flame of Liberty. Yet, there remained small bands of patriots—men and women—who would not quit . . .
Fundamental Allure by Aborigen Fundamental Allure by Aborigen Jan. 31, 2015 $1.99 29367 words Sample 20%
Lying, womanizing Caleb destroyed a good relationship with Verna, but now he has a pill to shrink himself down and she's the only giantess he desires. She agrees to use him for one more night of impossible passion, and all he has to do is respect her and keep his word. If he can't, it may cost him his life.
The Weightloss Cure: How to Lose Weight Faster Than Ever Before and Keep it Off Forever by Talal Sobhi The Weightloss Cure: How to Lose Weight Faster Than Ever Before and Keep it Off Forever by Talal Sobhi Jan. 31, 2015 You set the price! 12450 words Sample 20%
How to Lose Weight Faster Than Ever Before and Keep it Off Forever
Meals on Wheels by J. Calvin Pierce Meals on Wheels by J. Calvin Pierce Jan. 31, 2015 $0.99 1988 words Sample 10%
Flash fiction short horror by acclaimed horror and fantasy writer J. Calvin Pierce What are a doddering old man and a pretty young girl doing in a dark, lonely rented house, and what secrets might be hidden there? The deputy aims to find out.
Bandits Peak by Chris Eboch Bandits Peak by Chris Eboch Jan. 31, 2015 $3.99 44999 words Sample 20%
A teenage boy meets strangers hiding in the mountains and gets drawn into their mystery. But when he discovers their true purpose, will he risk his life to expose them? Readers who enjoyed Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet will love Bandits Peak.
13 Zombis by Javier Cosnava 13 Zombis by Javier Cosnava Jan. 31, 2015 Free! 32040 words Read a sample
Durante la guerra civil española, dos hermanas se enfrentan a un misterio. Las han drogado y están en una casa vacía, rodeadas de zombis. Pero no saben cómo han llegado ni por qué están allí. El secreto del lugar en el que se encuentran les enfrentará a una pesadilla inimaginable.