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Slivers of Life (A Collection of Short Stories)

Slivers of Life (A Collection of Short Stories)

These twenty short stories are a peek into individual lives caught up in spectacular moments in time. Children, teens, mothers, and the elderly each have stories to share. Readers witness tragedy and fulfillment, love and hate, loss and renewal. Historical events become backdrops in the lives of ordinary people, those souls forgotten with the passage of time.

Beem Weeks tackles diverse issues running the gamut from Alzheimer’s disease to civil rights, abandonment to abuse, from young love to the death of a child.

Long-hidden secrets and notions of revenge unfold at the promptings of rich and realistic characters; plot lines often lead readers into strange and dark corners. Within Slivers of Life, Weeks proves that everybody has a story to tell—and no two are ever exactly alike. More info →
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An Odyssey of Love, Nature and Life

An Odyssey of Love, Nature and Life

This book of 40 poems covers the topics of love, nature and life. The names of these poems include Oneness, Being in Love, The Mountains, The Ocean, Music, Dancing, One Snowy Evening, The Coming of Spring, Divorce, Sitting by Yourself, People Watching, Restless Soul, and The Homeless Man. Please have a look and see what you think. More info →
A Perilous Thirst

A Perilous Thirst

A short story about a gay vampire in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. More info →
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Fresh Ink Group Short Story Showcase #1

Fresh Ink Group Short Story Showcase #1

Disclaimer: Stephen Geez is NOT the author of this title, nor any short stories found within. These are contest entries that he edited. However, he does have full, non-exclusive publication rights.

Fresh Ink Group showcases 42 compelling prize-winners from its literary and genre short-story contests. Eclectic, daring, subtle, provocative, diverse—this wide-ranging collection by authors from across the USA and around the world transcends the limits of single-theme anthologies to explore the best of many styles and bold new ideas.

Travel through time and space, yearn to escape the Dust Bowl, ache with a wounded soldier’s lover, cringe with a boy who fears the mirror’s face, flee a southern farm’s deadly snake, live the obsession of suicidal love lost, laugh at those foibles of politicians run amok, plot to escape a serial killer’s lair, revel in the seduction of sorcerous charms, warn neighbors away from a malevolent house, face inevitable death on the moon, walk with a dead man seeking the one who did him wrong, find light in a Holocaust child’s heart, lament for desire in a life never lived . . .

Discerning story-lovers are invited to listen for the voices of these newly favorite authors in Fresh Ink Group Short Story Showcase #1. Keep turning the pages to discover what unexpected delights beckon next. More info →
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Choice Cuts-A Bite From The Dark Realm

Choice Cuts-A Bite From The Dark Realm

Welcome to the Dark Realm. A delicious realm of darkness where the residents trade in the mundane for choice cuts of fear and dread.

This collection of meaty tidbits will have you screaming for more.

Included in this collection are such juicy titles as:

PENANCE'

Deep within the bowels of an ancient convent, Sister Elizabeta is praying for forgiveness while the Council of Elders plan a horrifying punishment for her.

A BITE FROM THE DARK REALM,

A strange race of carniverous takes up residence in a suburban supermarket.

SPEAK NO EVIL,

A deaf woman takes her revenge on a philandering boyfriend.

These and other tales await you in the Dark Realm.

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Gretchen Falls

Gretchen Falls

A collection of short stories based upon some of the characters from the author's first book, An Unlikely Source. Quaint, down-to-earth and some quirky - these people will grow on you. They represent a simpler life in a small town called Gretchen Falls. Allow yourself to temporarily escape the hectic world that we live in by transporting to a town that is refreshing and its people, charming. More info →
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15 Seconds to World Peace: An easy and practical way to create inner peace and contribute to world harmony

15 Seconds to World Peace: An easy and practical way to create inner peace and contribute to world harmony

15 Seconds to World Peace demonstrates how you can attain inner peace and, at the same time, contribute to peace in the world. You will learn an easy technique for changing your consciousness to allow peace in your life; why thoughts become things; how you can easily change your life experience; how to create improvement in our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being; scientific principles that govern change and how you can use them to accelerate our growth; how, in 15 seconds, you can change your life forever. More info →
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Wedding Bubbles: (Humorous contemporary women’s short story) (Wellywood Romantic Comedy)

Wedding Bubbles: (Humorous contemporary women’s short story) (Wellywood Romantic Comedy)

Wedding Bubbles is a laugh-out-loud chick lit short story.

All the best maid of honor speeches involve funny stories and heartfelt feelings about the bride, and Jessica Banks’s speech is no exception.

Shame she drank almost her body weight in champagne before standing up to give it, however…

But maybe Jessica will meet her Mr Right at this wedding? After all, being a bridesmaid almost guarantees you’ll meet men. Right?

What could possibly go wrong?

Wedding Bubbles is a stand-alone short and sweet story. It’s also a prequel to the sexy, feel-good romantic comedy Styling Wellwood, Book 1 in the Wellywood Series.

"Kate O'Keeffe's sparkly and witty writing make this novella a super fun read" - Amazon reviewer

"A funny and warm-hearted tale" - Amazon Reviewer

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Simply Anna

Simply Anna

How could a dinner date with the handsome Niccolo possibly go wrong? Or perhaps, how could it possibly go right for Anna, who suddenly finds herself behind the wheel of a probably stolen car, driving down a dark and eerie country lane in the company of a complete stranger?

This certainly isn’t her idea of romantic.

What is Niccolo's real motive? Are his feelings genuine, or is she just a pawn to be used in his game strategy, whatever that might be?

This story is FREE! Grab your copy now!

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The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed: Collected Shorter Stories

The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed: Collected Shorter Stories

"...a great book full of short stories, when you read one, you can't wait to get to the next!" - Audrey #AMAZON

"...highly recommend it to serious readers and fans of short stories. All in all, a pretty great read!" - Amazon Customer

Featuring thirteen new stories by the award-winning author of There Is A Reaper, this wide-ranging collection is about fathers and sons, gods and demi-gods, and other assorted beings both macabre and sublime. Passion blossoms between unusual bedfellows, and in unique circumstances. Newly created worlds abound, exploring depths of pain and loss and boundless joy. Gods and mythological creatures are joined in epic battle, and we confront the strange hungers that bind man and his creations in forbidden love.

Each of these tales will surprise you with twists that are certain to please. From the sublime to the macabre to the bitter-sweet, The Fat Man Gets Out Of Bed will leave you breathless with laughter, brimming with tears, trembling with suspense. More info →
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Looking into the Abyss: Saving the Rhinoceros one story at a time

Looking into the Abyss: Saving the Rhinoceros one story at a time

Looking into the Abyss is an eclectic collection of short stories written by eleven authors from around the globe.

They have joined together to help raise awareness of the plight the Rhinoceros face as they are inexorably edged towards total annihilation.

By buying a copy of this book, you can join us in supporting the few remaining Rhino’s as they are Looking into the Abyss of extinction.

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Paws for a Tale: A Sudden Insight Publishing Anthology

Paws for a Tale: A Sudden Insight Publishing Anthology

All profits from this book will be donated to the SPCA, in honor of all of the wonderful things they do for abused and abandoned animals.

Eight short stories from eight indie authors. While these stories tie-in to a series or book the authors have previously published, they all stand on their own.

Michael R. Stern tells us just what God created in "Selections from The Gospel According to Saint Skeeter".

Megan O'Russell shares the origin of one of the most enigmatic characters from her The Tethering series in "The Forgotten Gray".

Adam Dreece tells us more about Richelle Pieman in "Snappy & Dashing", a companion tale to his The Yellow Hoods series.

L.G. Surgeson shows us the creation of a Black River Chronicle continent in "At the Birth of Light: A Creation Myth from Another World"

J.K. Norry brings us into the world of the First Walker in "The Walker's Way", a companion tale to his Walking Between Worlds trilogy.

Beth Gualda shares a sweet story about what an angel can do for you during a heat wave in "Summer Snow", featuring characters from her Moonlit Wings series.

Linda Deane tells the story of Angel, a very special cat with a very special mission, in "Ice Angel", a selection from her Angel Cats series.

David M. Kelly shows us how a dog can keep you young in "How Much Is That Doggy?", a selection from his Dead Reckonings and Other Stories collection More info →
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The Purifying Flame: A War Priests of Andrak Story

The Purifying Flame: A War Priests of Andrak Story

For centuries the War Priests of castle Andrak have protected the source of life in the Free Lands: the Purifying Flame from their ancient enemies, the Omegri. Every three months one hundred knights are chosen to defend the castle. Only a few survive. Known as the Burning Season, the knights chosen to defend Castle Andrak alongside the War Priests are whittled down until only a few remain. Those who survive are changed. Lives are given willingly, for should the Omegri succeed in destroying the Flame they will plunge the world into darkness. All life hangs in the balance. More info →
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An Hour of Wolves: A Sleeping Gods Tale (The Sleeping Gods)

An Hour of Wolves: A Sleeping Gods Tale (The Sleeping Gods)

The universe is in chaos. Uneasy tensions rest between the three ruling factions. The priests of the Conclave maintain their hold on over seven hundred worlds in the absence of the gods while members of the Inquisition, and their Prekhauten guard allies, remain ever vigil for signs of heresy. Inquisitor Tolde Breed is summoned to the Inquisitor General's office and given a grave mission. Amongeratix, one of the Three, has escaped his eternal prison and cutting a violent swath across the known universe. Breed is given a handful of Guardsmen and a Blood Witch to hunt down and stop Amongeratix before he manages to awaken the sleeping gods. An hour of wolves dawns on all mankind. More info →
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Through The Suffering of Others: A Fictiongarden Anthology

Through The Suffering of Others: A Fictiongarden Anthology

The second anthology from Fictiongarden.com and almost twice the size of our debut effort, Through The Suffering Of Others expands upon The Door Beyond The Dark's original theme.

Much like the first anthology, Through The Suffering Of Others features established authors such as Lindsay Buroker and Tony Healey as well as returning faces like M. Todd Gallowglas, S.M. White and Tristan Gregory.

We start things off with the aforementioned best-selling author Lindsay Buroker's Shadows Over Innocence, a prequel short story to her Emperor's Edge series. Fans of Buroker will be familiar with the tale, but those who haven't read her work will find an intriguing starting point.

Next comes Kal S. Davian's Branding of a Heretic, the first story in his Nihilan Effect series of shorts and a cleverly written introductory piece about a scholar who uncovers a revolutionary secret that others wish to suppress.

This is swiftly followed by A Man With Purpose by best-selling science fiction author Tony Healey. Set in the same world as his Fallen Crown series, it serves as an excellent introduction to his grim and inhospitable The Bloody North.

Continuing the dark tone, S.M. White's The Last Battleground tells the story of a man who simply refuses to die upon the battlefield, but there's more to this brief tale than meets the eye.

Ogre by Tristan Gregory mixes faith with monsters, as a forgotten cleric returns home having succeeded in his mission to bring the monstrous ogres to his faith.

Michael Watson's western-themed Justine (The Sum of Stories) is the recollection of a self-professed tongue waggler and his encounter with the legendary Justine. It chronicles part of her journey and the subsequent conflicts in a storyteller style.

The Purifying Flame by Christian Warren Freed is a tale of duty and honour as one young man attempts to warn those around him of what it is he has foreseen. The Flame must be defended at all cost, but conflict from within may prevent their latest stand against a monstrous foe.

The Cave by J.R. Karlsson is set in a dark and cold cavern with a group of people who have no escape save for the inevitable death at the hands of their captors. It is their interactions and actions within the titular cave that make things interesting.

Lassie Came Home by Bruce Blake is a deeply twisted reunion story bordering on horror that involves a shape-shifting creature that takes the form of a beloved childhood dog for reasons unknown.

Sichana – Apex Rising by Tom Wright is a hostage pit fighting scenario set in the same Africanesque world as his popcorn fantasy series, where humans and animals are bonded together in pacts, with those bonded to predators seeking to dominate others.

D. Thourson Palmer's The High Red Country is a fantasy western that could have come to our screens in the western's hey-day. It's about justice, or so we're told...

Ken Lim's entry is Thaumaturge, an urban-based fantasy pursuit tale detailing the activities of the Fae Liaison Unit and their latest attempt to apprehend the titular thaumaturge.

Davis Ashura's Prank does exactly what it says. It's a light-hearted tale of the construction and execution of a prank at a military school.

Dragon Company by Patrick J. Loller has an intriguing setting: what if there were genetically altered dragon-like humanoids in World War II?

M. Todd Gallowglas shines in a brief story about an irritable narrator detailing a bedtime tale called The Two Pickpockets. A scenario every parent of a demanding but awake child will relate to.

Talonfall is a full-length novella kindly donated by SG Night and set in The Dominion of Io, the very same world (and with some of the same characters) as his début, Attrition.

Last but most certainly not least is another full-length work by V.M. Jaskiernia, the macabre pseudo-European entanglement of Larkspur: A Necromancer's Romance. The first introductory novella to her much-anticipated Larkspur series. More info →
Crimson Spiders

Crimson Spiders

The universe is at war. Armies of the ruling Imperium struggle against the reptilian Xempsarillian Empire for control of known space. Lost amidst this backdrop are the Crimson Spiders: an elite combat force interested only in surviving the war. The Spiders are deployed to a remote jungle world to halt the attempted Xempsarillian invasion. Their mission is to travel across miles of endless jungle and secure a firebase that has been stalling the regular army’s campaign. The Crimson Spiders battle through inhospitable terrain, losses of key command personnel, and their own doubts and fears only to find the firebase in ruins. A lone survivor tells them of a greater darkness coming for them all. Trapped and cut off from their own lines, the Spiders have no choice but to dig in and hope they have enough to last the night. More info →
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Curse of the Witch Queen: A War Priests of Andrak Saga

Curse of the Witch Queen: A War Priests of Andrak Saga

The War Priests have defended the world since the dawn of time, but their powers are failing. Lord General Rosca dispatches Brother Quinlan and his apprentice, Donal Sawq, to the mountain fortress lair of the fabled Witch Queen. Their mission is simple: find out why the firstborn sons of every land noble are being kidnapped and what the Witch Queen has to do with it. Their journey will be difficult, from the treacherous floating city of Mistwell to the very of the heart of Calad Reach and the lair of the Witch Queen.

The War Priests of Andrak is an exciting new series by award winning and Amazon bestselling author Christian Warren Freed. Join in this adventure as an entirely new world is revealed. This is the second story in the series, the first (The Purifying Flame) having won 4th place in the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest in 2012. More info →
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Seduced by the Vampire Prince: Paranormal Vampire Erotica

Seduced by the Vampire Prince: Paranormal Vampire Erotica

How is it possible that a dream can become reality? Not only does Katrina's nightmares become real, so do her desires, as the blood sucking prince makes his intentions clear. What was once a dream now becomes her destiny.

For 300 years he'd lost her as she was sucked into another dimension. He spent 3 centuries searching for his queen.

All she had were dreams. However, as she got closer to the stranger, things started happening... her destiny approached. More info →
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Final Ships In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories Book 2)

Final Ships In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories Book 2)

Set in the future, an apocalyptic event has wiped out ships on Earth. Authors were asked to write a short story including a mysterious ship, an appointment, and a rock or asteroid. This is Book 2 from the Giant Tales Apocalypse series. Each story is about 10-minutes long. Genres include thriller, fantasy, light science fiction, suspense, action, and adventure.

Authors include: H.M. Schuldt, Nina Soden, Stephanie Baskerville, Timothy Paul, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Randall Lemon, Gail Harkins, Andy McKell, Laura Stafford, Christian Freed, Shae Hamrick, Amos Parker, Andrea Luquesi Scott, JD Mitchell, JZ Murdock, and Robert Tozer More info →
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The Wedding Quilt (A Fast Break Romance Book 2)

The Wedding Quilt (A Fast Break Romance Book 2)

The Wedding Quilt

In this historical romance, an old mountain superstition says when a single woman sleeps under a new quilt for the first time, she'll dream of her future husband. Even though Mae Collins doesn't dream of a husband, her wedding quilt seems to have conjured him into her life.

The Wedding Quilt is a Fast Break Romance by Award-Winning and Bestselling Author, Deborah Grace Staley. The perfect length for your busy lifestyle, these stories are a quick, satisfying read anytime you need to take a break.

Special Bonus Content: An exclusive excerpt from I'll Be There, the Fourth Angel Ridge Novel. More info →
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The Trip (A Fast Break Romance Book 1)

The Trip (A Fast Break Romance Book 1)

Author, Victoria Dumont, is just beginning to acclimate to her newfound success as a bestselling romance author. She is in New York promoting her newest release when she literally runs into tha man after whom she has patterened the hero of her novel.

Carlo Macinni is a successful international businessman determined to show this romance writer the meaning of love and passion. Will she allow him to sweep her off her feet, or will past disappointments in love send her home alone?

The Trip is a Fast Break Romance. It is a quick, satisfying read you can start and complete anytime you care to take a break! More info →
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Shaken: The Martini Lounge (Young Guns)

Shaken: The Martini Lounge (Young Guns)

There’s something to be said for lust at first sight.

Redd wasn’t looking for Mr. Right but Mr. Right now. But the moment Nikko walked into her bar she felt that first rush of need. She wasn’t shy about getting what she wanted even if only for one night, which was all her chaotic lifestyle would allow. Besides, not many men wanted to date a woman who worked in a nightclub, even if she were the bartender. It tended to make them sneer. She didn’t know which was worse. When they found out she was part owner or when they found out she was a law student. That intimidated some. She didn’t really care.

Nikko wasn’t looking for anyone. His life was full as the senior associate at a law firm and he just found out he was being considered for partnership. His life was about to become even busier. Then something happened that left him shaken. What should have been one night of uninhibited pleasure became a weekend, then it became more. How did that happen? And did he want it to stop?

Shaken was previously part of the Club Prestige Collection. It is also book 1.5 in The Young Guns Series. Each book can be read as a stand alone.

Other books in The Martini Lounge Collection

Stirred

Frozen

The Prison Guard’s Son Book 1 in The Young Guns Series

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Aphrodite’s Garden (A Fast Break Romance Book 3)

Aphrodite’s Garden (A Fast Break Romance Book 3)

Florist Aimee Rose finds herself in a prickly situation when all the roses in the southeast have been destroyed by a blight. The goddess of love comes to her rescue by connecting her to the man she says is Aimee's soul mate and who also is an avid rose gardener. Ken Hartman's rose garden is goddess protected and his roses are vibrant and healthy. The problem is, Ken Hartman's roses are not for sale. Will differing visions for the roses spoil happily ever after for Aimee and Ken? More info →
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Brain F*ck#d: A Zombie Cupcake Anthology

Brain F*ck#d: A Zombie Cupcake Anthology

Sex, Brains, and Zombie Rights.

~ A Comedy Anthology brought to you by Zombie Cupcake Press ~ Sex with Zombies by P. Mattern "In a politically challenging climate, Rocker Zombie Van Miller sets his sights on Velvet, the 'Tick' (human) girl of his dreams."

Zoe and the Stiff by Tressa Rabbit

Zoe has a fetish. To her, there’s nothing sexier than a man with a name hanging between his cold, undead toes. She can't get enough of the smell of rotting flesh. In her free time, she attends rallies for zombie rights, hoping to meet the man of her dreams. When she finally meets Ed, there's no time for cool feet. Instead, she plunges forward into an encounter with him that will help her obtain her goal of becoming a zombie stripper: Dancing for a fee, devouring for free. After all, zombies are people too. Sort of.

Dead Harlots by Melissa Essenmacher Liv is a zombie. Brane is a human. Fighting on different sides at a Zombie Rights Rally, what happens when they come together? When chaos erupts just remember, Zombie lives matter! Or do they?

Guess Who Is For Dinner? By Desiree King Zoey puts a whole new spin on the meet the parent's stress. Come on join the dinner party and watch the chaos as this suburban family is confronted the very thing they avoid in this world, a zombie.

Reanimated by Jessica Collins Charlotte Jones’ life is about to change, or is it death? Either way, she’s different… she’s horny… and she has her sights set on Jonathan Pike.

Undead Love by Phil Price Being single is tough, especially when you're one of the Undead. Many challenges lie ahead, especially when you're always on heat. Can true love win out? Is true love possible? Can hearts align? Albeit, dead ones.....

Right to Bite by Moxie Darling For Jennifer Tibbots, it’s hard enough being a thirty-three-year-old unmarried mom of two cats, let alone navigating the afterdeath. When she finds herself in the middle of an awkward, post-earlobe-eating breakup, she begins to fall apart. (Not literally, of course, thanks to the Z-Barrier supplement.) Can a blond-haired, blue-eyed redneck nurse named Juan with a pro-zombie agenda turn her night and her undead life around?

The Devil's Plague by T. M. Sullivan The Devil’s Plague shockingly hit the world five years ago infecting people across the globe, turning them into zombies. Trying to live a normal life, feel free and be treated fairly just like the humans. They will not give up on the quest to become equal citizens. More info →
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