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History and Horror, Oh My! by Sarah E. Glenn History and Horror, Oh My! by Sarah E. Glenn Nov. 25, 2014 $3.99 91425 words Sample 20%
Twenty historical horror stories presented for your consideration. Learn the real reasons behind the trial of Socrates, the curse of Glamis Castle, and the writing of the Book of the Dead. Discover the horrors of the American Civil War and the English Civil War. Meet a vampire during the Dust Bowl and a Sasquatch traveling among the fur trappers of Canada.
Residual Desire by JJillRobinson Residual Desire by JJillRobinson Nov. 25, 2014 $7.99 44630 words Sample 20%
This collection, the fourth from this award-winning author, is an unsentimental examination of women. Unapologetically Robinson heads straight towards the heart of the most confused characters, making it easy to forgive their flaws and understand their missteps. Her ability to shine an industrial strength fluorescent light on issues rarely discussed openly is nonetheless cathartic. Foreword
Sweet Christmas Love by Wendy Dewar Hughes Sweet Christmas Love by Wendy Dewar Hughes Nov. 25, 2014 $3.99 51848 words Sample 10%
A collection of festive stories of Christmas love by three romance authors that are sure to warm your heart this holiday season. Join these characters on their quests for love—or to avoid it.
Claiming The Coldflame by Amy Good Claiming The Coldflame by Amy Good Nov. 25, 2014 $9.99 116899 words Sample 20%
Claiming The Coldflame is an epic story set in a magical world filled with fascinating races and terrifying creatures, and where good and evil battle for the ultimate control of the planet.
Iron Promises by C S Marks Iron Promises by C S Marks Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 45791 words Sample 20%
“My name is Rogond, and I am a mortal man. My first mistake, so everyone tells me, was in giving my heart to an Elf—especially one so impetuous, fire-hearted, and feral. My second mistake: expecting her not to get us all into trouble up to our necks…” Gaelen Taldin does what she knows is right. And she always knows…or so it would seem. Rushing headlong into a difficult situation, she will do
Jake's Page: A Short Story And Play by Em Craven Jake's Page: A Short Story And Play by Em Craven Nov. 25, 2014 $1.99 19199 words Sample 20%
Jake's Page is a comic yet heart-breaking tale of a young type 1 diabetic, and his Facebook Page, told through status updates, Facebook notes, and Facebook personal messages. This e-book presents the tale as both an short story, and a play.
Roughing the Passer by Jami Davenport Roughing the Passer by Jami Davenport Nov. 25, 2014 $2.99 23274 words Sample 2%
It’s time for bad-boy quarterback Tyler Harris to put up or shut up—and to win the ring he’s been avoiding his whole life.
Gender Swap in the Locker Room by Amber Sunwell Gender Swap in the Locker Room by Amber Sunwell Nov. 25, 2014 $2.99 7266 words Sample 30%
Frustrated with another football loss, Brad is pleased when one of the cheerleaders takes an interest in him. He's ready to go all the way, but she's not so inclined. When he gets too frisky for her, she promptly sprays him with mace. Or at least that's what Fred thinks it is until he returns to the university locker room to rinse off. He's about to find out that not only has his body changed...
The End: A Bible Translation of John's Revelation by Jesse Steele The End: A Bible Translation of John's Revelation by Jesse Steele Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 12096 words
A Bible translation of the Book of Revelation that uses an unusual approach of "cliché-for-cliché via word-for-word".
Vampire My World by Cyndi Goodgame Vampire My World by Cyndi Goodgame Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 11187 words Sample 20%
A job that is wrought with danger, full of secrets, and pays more than two months waiting tables. Who wouldn’t take it? Kara Mahan takes the job despite the blurred lines one man bars her with in a single label called “temptation”. The choice changes her life forever.
Bacon Sleep Sex by Lois Wood Bacon Sleep Sex by Lois Wood Nov. 25, 2014 $5.99 77899 words Sample 10%
Love, travel, enduring friendships, alcohol & drug culture and life’s all too common relationship dilemmas is ‘Bacon Sleep Sex’ as it spans eight years and ten countries. Join two friends from London, Natalie and Joe as they embark on journeys through their twenties and through new, never to be repeated experiences across the world.
Why Me? by Mwandishi Why Me? by Mwandishi Nov. 25, 2014 $3.99 67369 words Sample 20%
The book revolves around the story (testimony) of Aldo, his struggles and combines the testimonies and stories of different people into one novel, combining them and incorporating them with Biblical greats like Abraham and David through the reflections of Aldo the prodigal son.
Danger In Paradise by Cynthia Breeding Danger In Paradise by Cynthia Breeding Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 4337 words Sample 20%
A Short Story - When she meets a dark-haired stranger at the airport who exudes masculine sexuality and is charming as well, she knows this is going to be her dream vacation. That dream soon changes into a nightmare when she inadvertently gets involved in a drug deal gone bad and she is the only living witness. For now.
Broken Home by Glenn Bullion Broken Home by Glenn Bullion Nov. 25, 2014 $1.99 23880 words Sample 5%
Even a demon has a beginning. The year is 1973. Janet Fields is living the stereotypical American Dream. She has a loving husband, two wonderful daughters, and a beautiful home away from the hustle of city life. Life couldn’t be any better. That changed the day the stranger invaded her home, and tore apart not only everything Janet knew about her life, but also the world around her.
Gossamer Pen by Christopher Purrett Gossamer Pen by Christopher Purrett Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 31815 words Sample 20%
Kyra discovers a magical pen that brings her drawings to life. Her most dangerous creation, Frumpkin steal the Gossamer Pen. Kyra and her sister, Lea, must find a way to retrieve the pen and stop them all.
The Art of Going Home by Nicole Sorrell The Art of Going Home by Nicole Sorrell Nov. 25, 2014 $2.99 61940 words Sample 20%
In a story of heartache and discovery, Maddie returns to her small home town after ten years for the funeral of her surrogate mother, and reluctantly investigates her twin's death eighteen years before. Her discovery of long standing deceptions reveals her own vulnerabilities, her parents' cruelty, the durable bonds of friendship, and the love of a man who may hold the key to her future happiness.
Better Than The Dole. by Adam Blacklaw. Better Than The Dole. by Adam Blacklaw. Nov. 25, 2014 $3.99 81496 words Sample 20%
A reluctant trade union official encounters an extraordinary array of colourful characters during forty years of adventure and misadventure spent on the far edge of Western civilisation whilst witnessing the decline of manufacturing and the union movement in the developed world. His story contains extraordinarily humorous anecdotes, but is also fringed with sadness for a dying culture.
My Bipolar Backpack by Susan Ralphe My Bipolar Backpack by Susan Ralphe Nov. 25, 2014 $9.95 50909 words Sample 5%
In this powerful memoir, My Bipolar Backpack, Susan Ralphe employs sharp storytelling skills honed over a long, newspaper-reporting career to tell her own story of long-term, heart-wrenching bipolar madness and recovery from it.
Studs and Stilettos by Bev Pettersen Studs and Stilettos by Bev Pettersen Nov. 25, 2014 $5.99 103025 words Sample 20%
Her dreams of stardom are complicated by a hot wrangler…and a ruthless murderer.
The Interagency and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Roles - Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan, Presidential Decision Directives, COIN and the Army by Progressive Management The Interagency and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Roles - Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan, Presidential Decision Directives, COIN and the Army by Progressive Management Nov. 25, 2014 $8.99 193541 words Sample 4%
U.S. military campaigns in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the greater Global War on Terrorism have confronted civilian policymakers and senior military officers with a complex, fluid battlefield which demands kinetic and counterinsurgency capabilities.
Moment of Truth by Kiera Carpenter Moment of Truth by Kiera Carpenter Nov. 25, 2014 Free! 14786 words Read a sample
A young woman's commentary on God's truth and promises.
Hot Springs Affair by Ava Monroe Hot Springs Affair by Ava Monroe Nov. 25, 2014 $2.99 44169 words Sample 10%
Hot Springs Affair is Volume One of the Clandestine Affairs Series by Ava Monroe. Hot Sex and suspense pair together at the Offices of Meecham Companies and Xara Hot Springs, where Uninhibited is the norm- Follow them out to the Compound, where high end sex parties take place and everyone's identity is only a guess.
Gangs of Aso Rock by Alexander Ezike Gangs of Aso Rock by Alexander Ezike Nov. 25, 2014 Free! 1055 words Read a sample
The Gangs of Aso Rock is an essay which highlights the principal forces behind the dilapidation of the Nigerian Political system. A mixture of politics and literature, uniquely blended to unfold the dark elements in Africa's largest economy.
Corrupt by Russell Judd Corrupt by Russell Judd Nov. 25, 2014 $2.99 25661 words Sample 20%
Ten years in the New Zealand Police dealing with societies dregs has finally taken its toll on Nate Roman. The cracks are beginning to show and after a violent encounter, what remaining faith he had left in the system has now all but dried up.
A Dog in the City  By John A Sutherland by John A Sutherland A Dog in the City By John A Sutherland by John A Sutherland Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 298 words Sample 20%
A dog in the city is a children’s book about a little boy and his best friend a dog named Red. One day Red is playing in the yard and gets separated from his best friend a little boy named James. After an adventure in the big city Red the dog returns to James.
The Billionaire's Secret: Part Three (An Erotic Romance) by Caelia Sky The Billionaire's Secret: Part Three (An Erotic Romance) by Caelia Sky Nov. 25, 2014 $2.99 17329 words Sample 20%
When I found out his secret, I grew envious. But when he told me that I would be his secret, I couldn’t refuse his offer. In a place where love is forbidden, was this man my second chance, or my death sentence?
On The Road Again by Jon Peasey On The Road Again by Jon Peasey Nov. 25, 2014 Free! 22654 words Read a sample
The travel bug was biting again. It was time to be on the road again! Now was a good time to plan another long caravan holiday to Australia's southern States. New travel destinations as well as old travel destinations would be on our itinerary. Destinations in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria awaited us. We were eager to go!
The House of Pain by Maurice Girodias The House of Pain by Maurice Girodias Nov. 25, 2014 $4.99 58267 words Sample 20%
Legendary autobiography by Ms. von Cleef, the first modern dominatrix. Owing to the book's peculiar publishing history, our version, first commissioned by Girodias, lacks the account of Ms. von Cleef's time in the States, as well as her court case.
Decisionmaking in Operation Iraqi Freedom: Removing Saddam Hussein by Force - The Surge, General Casey, General Raymond Odierno, General David Petraeus, Ambassador Khalilzad by Progressive Management Decisionmaking in Operation Iraqi Freedom: Removing Saddam Hussein by Force - The Surge, General Casey, General Raymond Odierno, General David Petraeus, Ambassador Khalilzad by Progressive Management Nov. 25, 2014 $8.99 67702 words Sample 4%
With this initial volume of its Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Key Decisions Monograph Series, the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) attempts to write about key decisions while they are still fresh in the memories of the participants.
Christian's Christmas Conundrum by Bryan W. Dull Christian's Christmas Conundrum by Bryan W. Dull Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 10321 words Sample 20%
In this short story, a young boy is forced to reevaluate his life when his mother becomes ill on Christmas Day due to his own selfishness. Help guide him to his path to figuring out the true meaning of family and Christmas.
The Second It All Changed by Robert C. Frink The Second It All Changed by Robert C. Frink Nov. 25, 2014 $6.99 97635 words Sample 5%
It’s the American south so you would expect a certain amount of racial tension, but between Chinese and Japanese? Crocodiles in Florida? What’s that got to do with a missing baby?
Green Embraces: Identity Reclaimed by Tamara Buchan Green Embraces: Identity Reclaimed by Tamara Buchan Nov. 25, 2014 $3.99 16103 words
People of all ages in our world today are struggling to find peace and so often the root issue is not knowing who they truly are and whose they are. Discover a concise, succinct, powerful window into what it means to deny the lies of our past and embrace the truth. If embraced, these words have the power to bring true freedom that only comes when we see that we are a beloved child of the King!
Hand-Drawn Cards - Volume One by George Fillinger Hand-Drawn Cards - Volume One by George Fillinger Nov. 25, 2014 Free! 830 words Read a sample
Hand-Drawn Cards to make you laugh and inspire you to make your own.
Long Walk Home by Lilian Darcy Long Walk Home by Lilian Darcy Nov. 25, 2014 $3.99 73725 words Sample 10%
When single mom and Marietta High School teacher Gemma Clayton acquires a strong, family-oriented and very good-looking new neighbor over her back fence, she’s not put off by his complicated past as the attraction flares between them. Her own past is a very different matter, however.
Harver Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group: Zetia Lowers Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke by georgethom28 Harver Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group: Zetia Lowers Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke by georgethom28 Nov. 25, 2014 Free! 614 words Read a sample
After almost 10 years, the results of a long-awaited clinical study has proven that cholesterol drug Zetia of Merck & Co is capable of reducing heart attack risk when it is used together with statin.
Loving Danny by A.V. Roe Loving Danny by A.V. Roe Nov. 25, 2014 $4.99 7561 words Sample 20%
Danny is proud to be a Tomboy and a slut. Danny would be submissive to the right Dom, but no alpha male Dom is interested in a skinny, flat chested tomboy who has very kinky erotic fantasies, is a nymphomaniac that enjoys slutty role playing with a desire to be shared. Danny meets her "Reluctant Dom" and in Part 2 of the Tomboy Slut series, they negotiate their relationship while falling in love.
The Outcasts by Brian Muir The Outcasts by Brian Muir Nov. 25, 2014 $5.99 103486 words Sample 10%
From the screenwriter of the cult classic film CRITTERS ... In the sleepy town of Konnor, Oregon, aliens are using human hosts to spread their eggs in a secret invasion. Because anyone can harbor an alien parasite, no one can be trusted. No one except the Outcasts. Can these unlikely heroes rise to the challenge and save a world that has disowned them?
A Cowgirl's Christmas by CJ Carmichael A Cowgirl's Christmas by CJ Carmichael Nov. 25, 2014 $3.99 51803 words Sample 20%
For years Callan Carrigan has been her father's right hand man, so when her dad's will names city slicker Court McAlister the new owner of The Circle C Ranch, Callan feels betrayed on every level
A Beautiful Lie by Tara Sivec A Beautiful Lie by Tara Sivec Nov. 25, 2014 $3.99 143900 words Sample 20%
What do you do when you find out your whole life has been a lie?
The Mortal Fringe by Jordi Ribolleda The Mortal Fringe by Jordi Ribolleda Nov. 25, 2014 Free! 70539 words Read a sample
Alexander Stills moves to Barcelona hoping to start fresh, but his destiny holds very different plans for him. His path is crossed by a tribe of Immortal human-like beings, whose intention is to steal the boy's soul, for one of them needs it desperately in order to become a Goddess. The old myths may not be just myths but echoes from the past.
Snowbound in Montana by CJ Carmichael Snowbound in Montana by CJ Carmichael Nov. 25, 2014 $2.99 39513 words Sample 20%
When Eliza Bramble signs up for the Christmas Mountain Ski package with Marshall McKenzie, owner of Grizzly Adventures in Marietta, Montana, she's looking to escape.
When Love Won't Die by Jacqueline McMahon When Love Won't Die by Jacqueline McMahon Nov. 25, 2014 $4.99 64866 words Sample 15%
Eleanor Bennett has an idyllic life. Married to a handsome and successful lawyer, she spends her days writing novels in their beautiful Victorian home. But what no one knows, not even her husband Michael, is that Eleanor hides a dark secret, one she vowed to take to her grave.
The Druid Series, Volumes 7-9: Thresher, TDB and Baird by Marata Eros The Druid Series, Volumes 7-9: Thresher, TDB and Baird by Marata Eros Nov. 25, 2014 $8.99 135402 words Sample 10%
Three books in one volume! The Druid Series #7-Thresher The Druid Series #8- TDB The Druid Series #9- Baird
Greg & Boogie, Greg & Boogie, "The Booger Monster" by Templeton Walker Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 1157 words Sample 40%
Greg and Boogie, "The Booger Monster," is a memorable story about the friendship between a boy and his booger. That's right, I said, "booger!"
My Brother the Enemy by Rupert Colley My Brother the Enemy by Rupert Colley Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 31576 words Sample 15%
Fear on the streets. Death on every corner. But the real enemy is the brother at his side. A short, heart-wrenching historical novella on a large canvas from the founder of History In An Hour. My Brother the Enemy is a story of jealousy, sibling rivalry and betrayal against a backdrop of the Cold War, Soviet oppression, violence and a desperate bid for freedom.
Hand-Drawn Cards - Volume Two by George Fillinger Hand-Drawn Cards - Volume Two by George Fillinger Nov. 25, 2014 Free! 658 words Read a sample
Cheesy card ideas for those who want to make their own and make their friends laugh at awful drawing skills.
The Sasquatch's Lust by Jasmine LaRue The Sasquatch's Lust by Jasmine LaRue Nov. 25, 2014 $2.49 6382 words Sample 20%
Sarah's boyfriend ditched her right before Spring break, so she decided to go on a backpacking trip in the forest alone. Little does she know that she'll have her own lusty adventures when she meets a Sasquatch and finds herself inexplicably drawn to him! This erotic short story features graphic scenes of animalistic bigfoot sex, and is for adults only!
Emergence (Unedited Edition) by Chris Harris Emergence (Unedited Edition) by Chris Harris Nov. 25, 2014 Free! 73002 words Read a sample
The Empire of Twelve is at war with itself. An army of Xaosian invaders move forward with a plan to take the Empire for their own, targeting the planet Raan. But it is clear that the Xaosians are not working alone; something else is pulling the strings and its army grows every day. When the dust settles, nothing will be the same again.
The Rites of Spring by Giavanna Stark The Rites of Spring by Giavanna Stark Nov. 25, 2014 $0.99 6134 words Sample 20%
What erotic awakenings await Chloe as she prepares for the mysterious rites of spring?
Rule's Addiction by Lynda Chance Rule's Addiction by Lynda Chance Nov. 25, 2014 $2.99 52095 words Sample 10%
When Garrett Rule finds himself inconveniently obsessed with Maria Alvarez, the most conniving woman he's ever come across, he doesn’t know which is stronger, his need to punish her or the need he feels to have her under his complete sexual control. Luckily for him, he doesn’t plan on choosing; he’ll take both.