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Book: The Passionate Romance of Lance and Regina by J.Z. Pinder
LANCE IS HAVING MARITAL PROBLEMS Lance Pisano lives with his wife, Martha, and young daughter, Amy, in a comfortable rancher in Cape Gator, a small community North of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Martha is a good wife and mother, but Lance feels he was never really in love with her. They have been drifting apart for some time and their marriage has become completely empty of passion. This story is [...]
 
Book: The Magic Cane (Adventures in Fun Forest Book 1) by Sabrina Embrey
Send your child on a wonderful adventure in Fun Forest with Plunky the monkey and Timber the bear cub. Make bedtime a welcomed event with the promise of sending young minds to a fun place where imagination teaches morals. You too will enjoy this great adventure with your little ones! Check back later for Edition 2 and see the pictures that go along with this super fun story.
 
Book: The Ice Cream Addiction - A mysterious herb takes over a country town. by J.Z. Pinder
"MA" CARNEY AND BORIS This lengthy story focuses on Lorna Carney, a middle-aged widow, who owns a small family dairy farm called Good Acres. Just about everyone calls Lorna, by her nickname, "Ma." The Carney farm is located near -the small country town of Colton Hollow. Ma has a mentally challenged son named Boris. Six years after the death of her beloved husband, Caleb, Ma decides to open an ice [...]
 
Book: Echoes of Clara Avenue by Edward Farber
Take a stroll along an old, decaying, city neighborhood with its now-empty, silent hulks and imagine the people who lived there through the years. That is precisely what author Edward Farber does in his new collection of short stories, Echoes of Clara Avenue. In the collection are stories that appeared previously in literary magazines, an indication that these are not stories by a novice but by a [...]
 
Book: A Matter of Time - A Short Timeslip Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
A ghostly voice flips time. A dangerous chase ensues. And all for a ruby necklace. Visiting a historic mansion unexpectedly plays havoc with Meriel's mind and heart. Flung into the distant past, she struggles with confusion and a dawning, impossible attraction. Can she help Nicholas save the Presteigne heirloom? Or will the devilish machinations of Avoline and her ambitious lover prevail? Did the [...]
 
Book: Messages - Poems and Short Stories to Live By by Gail Pallotta
Find inspiration for our hectic times in these straight-forward poems for happy and sad days. Find history, warmth and a touch of the paranormal in three stories. Getting the Goat peeks into the early 1900's when mountain life was tough. Does Mama's advice hold true today? In Stitches in Love Rose's deep love for her grandmother motivates others to share their gifts. Does Rose reap her reward? [...]
 
Book: Ichabod Brooks & the City of Beasts by Charles E. Yallowitz
In a time of heroes, a man will take any job to provide for his family. Ichabod Brooks has earned a reputation for taking the jobs most men and women fear to challenge. This reputation has brought him to the charred remains of a small village nestled within the hills and forest of Ralian. The ruins are a source of strange monsters that terrorize the countryside and repeatedly elude the local [...]
 
Book: Bites - Ten Tales of Vampires by Rayne Hall, Douglas Kolacki, April Grey, ...
Do you like the traditional, blood-sucking, dangerous type of vampire? Then this story collection is for you. Ten authors have created creepy, chilling, funny, thought-provoking and scary stories about dark suckers. Are vampires to be pitied for their vulnerabilities, or envied for their powers? How do we know who is a vampire? How do we know what vampires want from us? What if they are [...]
 
Book: Reading a Writer's Mind - Exploring Short Fiction - First Thought to Finished Story by Linda Acaster
"...I place this one alongside the excellent Dorothea Brande's book ['Becoming A Writer'], and Stephen King's 'On Writing', both of which have been formative in my writing..." - Stuart Aken, author of 'The Methuselah Strain'. "...Her thinking on characterisation is especially enlightening..." - PF Field (Amazon UK reviewer) Wordcount: 53,700 approx - Written by the author of over seventy [...]
 
Book: Practice Makes Mr. Perfect by Pat White
Police Detective Brett Callahan is determined to marry his dream woman, refined socialite Simone Trifarra, but he hasn't a clue how to seal the deal. So he convinces his neighbor Josie Matthews, aka his pizza buddy, to tutor him in the fine art of romance. Josie sees no harm in helping the hunky Brett on the art of courtship. A young widow, she lost her one true love and won't risk her heart [...]
 
Book: Waning Metaphorically - Short Stories and Flash Fiction Collection by Michael Poeltl
"Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story." - F. Scott Fitzgerald - "A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick - a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart." - Neil Gaiman - "I start novels. But something happens to them. They break up." - Alice Munro - A multi-genre anthology of short stories from the mind of [...]
 
Book: Vampire Morsels - Short Story Collection - From the world of Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor
Hungry for vampire fiction that goes deeper than the usual maniacal laugh? In these seventeen morsels, you'll discover a myriad of vampires: some are cruel, some are kind, and some just want a quiet evening. Among the offerings you'll meet:Claudius: A fresh vampire, Claude has only one thing on his mind: revenge. With the help of his new coven, he'll make his father pay.Kariss: When tending her [...]
 
Book: My Most Valuable Possession by Obelia Akanke
My Most Valuable possession is an updated short story originally written in 2008. I decided to write a story of what might be possible if we could see what we feel. Nicholle's plans come to a screeching halt when her treasure is destroyed. Everything she knows is wrapped in it. When David, a man she bumps into, offers to help, Nicholle hangs onto the hope that restoration can happen. I added this [...]
 
Book: Ino's Love - A Short Story by Marianne Sciucco
Sometimes the people who love us best are not family. Elderly Ino prepares a delicious Italian Christmas Eve feast for her successful CEO son, but when he's too busy to spend the holiday with his mother she shares her dinner and gifts with her home health aide. A heartwarming story about giving and forgiveness.
 
Book: Beltane - Ten Tales of Witchcraft by Rayne Hall, Jonathan Broughton, Debra Dunbar, ...
Ten witchcraft stories by ten authors, edited by Rayne Hall - If you meet a witch, will you know if they're the kind or the evil sort? If you hear about someone practising witchcraft, how do you judge if their magic is real? If rumours spread through your neighbourhood or mass hysteria sweeps through your community, will you be able to keep a clear head? If the only way to solve your problem is [...]
 
Book: The Hitman - A short Story by Peprah Boasiako
When The Hitman woke up on that beautiful summer day, he had no idea his life would take a turn for the worst, or was it the best? He was just a working man, earning a living as a construction worker. It was that day's chain of events that turned his heart ice-cold. Now living on the other side of the law, The Hitman is faced with saving a reputed state official's political career, as well as [...]
 
Book: Elves Up North - A Family for Castor by L. L. Walters
The "Elves Up North - A Family for Castor" - NEW Illustrated Chapter Book - where the readers are part of the story! Come meet a magical wizard named "The Maestro" and help save Christmas this season for Santa Claus: Soar through the clouds Bounce along with your new friend, Misty the mouse Meet the "Elves of Table 12" Discover why Castor the Elf is feeling down this year Search for all the [...]
 
Book: Animal Fun. Transforming Tricks. Rhyming Story and Illustrations. by Pippa Wilson
Come on a wonderful journey of discovery and delight in the second book in this kids series on animals and nature. Explore the magical transforming tricks that some creatures perform in their natural habitat. Imagine a caterpillar totally transforming into a glorious butterfly, or a squiggly tadpole growing into a delightful hopping frog. Did you know that the dragonfly starts life as a weird [...]
 
Book: The Story of Mr Tomkins by David Blatchford
Mr Tomkins is a magical cat who lives in places that are never so far away that you can't see them from where you are. Wherever he happens to be he always has his friends with him. Some of his friends have super powers; some don't. In this story Harry the Fastest Boy in the World takes on the London cat in a race helped by Tedward, a talking dog. Also there is Lily Viva, Bert the Superhorse and [...]
 
Book: Pride and Sensuality - A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story by P. O. Dixon
"Falling in love with Mr. Darcy became so easy once she had made a start." ~ A lighthearted, whimsical, entertaining, yet ever so sensual tale of Darcy and Elizabeth's pleasurable pursuits pending their nuptials. ~ With his mind agreeably engaged on the pleasures that await him once he and his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth are man and wife, Darcy's patience wanes, and he begins to wonder if he [...]
 
Book: Salted Lithium - A Short Story (Red Shorts Series) by Karen Jung
Salted Lithium was inspired by a documentary I saw many years ago when I still lived in Germany. It was about a man who woke up on a train in New York and didn't know how he got there. My story is different from the documentary I saw back then, but it has these elements of 'not knowing' and 'confusion'. I thought of different settings, but kept coming back to this image of an American road movie. [...]
 
Book: Public Criminal - A Short Story (Red Shorts Series) by Karen Jung
Two men rob a bank and take hostages in the late 90s right under the public eye. Jenna, a 19-year-old girl, dies. The book is about David, a policeman, who spent 16 years in the shadow of this crime. I was inspired by one question: What kind of thoughts and feelings would somebody have, who was involved in such an incident? I considered at all the characters and decided to give the policeman a [...]
 
Book: Johnny's Adventure Makes Reading Fun by Jodi Desautels
Do you know a child who doesn't like to read? After hearing, "I don't like to read," many times, I wrote "Johnny's Adventure Makes Reading Fun." It is geared toward children ages 4-8 who don't like to read, have reading difficulties or disabilities, or other obstacles to reading. Yet, all children will like the adventurous storyline of "Johnny's Adventure Makes Reading Fun" which captures the [...]
 
Book: My Mother's Diary - A Short Story by Steven Williams
A short story of loss, grief and a son's hope filled dream. Simon is devastated by the sudden death of his mother - his whole life falls apart around him. In an inebriated dream, Simon desperately tries to forewarn his mother of her illness in an attempt to save her life and turn his own life around.
 
Book: The Adventures of Marco and Carla - The Monster of Lake Shan by Shamara S. Davis
The Adventures of Marco and Carla: The Monster of Lake Shan is the 3rd installment in this Tween series. Geared towards 13 and under this series is filled with mystery, adventure, and all kinds of creatures. In The Monster of Lake Shan, our main characters, Marco, Carla, and their friend Sammie go on a short vacation with their families. On the way their Marco becomes interested in the tale that [...]
 
Book: Why Can't I Be Here? - A Short Story by Claudia Silva
A story about belonging and dragons. One day, Kerri walked down the street to The House . At first, everything felt right. She felt happy. But, her welcome won't last. The House is hiding a secret. Something that won't let her stay. What could it be? Why won't they let her stay? From the author of the North American Vampire Secret Agency Series (The Recruit, Werewolf Phenomenon, The Fall of [...]
 
Book: Hero & Heroine 2 (Anthology of Short Reads) - Paranormal, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine by Rayne Hall
Magic. Science. Love... You'll find three novelettes, three short stories, and one novella, across the spectrum of speculative fiction. You'll find everything from Hard Science Fiction to Steamy Paranormal Romance, from Steampunk to Time Travel, from High Fantasy to Urban Fantasy. All the stories, whatever the subgenre, have Happy Endings, or at least Happy For Now endings... and although not all [...]
 
Book: The Last President - A Speculative Short Story by Martin Roy Hill
In the not-too-distant future of the United States, Sergeant Frank Wengler, a corporate-contracted police officer, is called to assist in the eviction of an elderly man from his company-owned residence. Wengler senses something familiar about the old man, but can't put his finger on it. The old man, on the other hand, simply wants to talk, and as Wengler listens he begins to learn the American [...]
 
Book: The Butterfly - A Short Story of Life, Mystery, and the Impossibility of Endings by M.G. Hawking
Discover an Elegant Short Story of the Mystery and Magic of Life. Welcome. If you enjoy enchanting stories the kind that prompt you to briefly put down your reading because you're inspired to think about what you've just read then you'll love this tale. A brief excerpt: "Night has arrived, in the softness of fading light, in the silence of emerging stars. The earlier sweep of high clouds has [...]
 
Book: Presence - A Rachel Blackstone Paranormal Mystery Short Story by G G Collins
Sometimes it doesn't pay to brush your teeth. Not when you're Rachel Blackstone, the Reluctant Medium. She can't explain why a simple clock on her bathroom shelf flew across the room. The death of a friend weighs more heavily. Her friend Chloe, into all things New Age, once told her about a transition blessing for the dead. Although Rachel wants to do it, she is gun-shy about attempting another [...]
 
Book: Revenge, Redemption, and the Blueberry Douchebag - A Short Story of Murder by Eric Drouant
Authors Notes - This is actually the result of a couple of different things that just collided. It started as a simple revenge short story. Then it kind of grew on me as I realized I could ask some bigger questions. I've been told that the main character isn't really likeable. But I like him a lot. He's got some good qualities even if he is capable of doing some horrible things. But aren't we [...]
 
Book: Corners - A Short Story of Life Changing Murder by Eric Drouant
Somewhere in every life is a corner that must be turned, a decision that must be made. Eric Drouant visits a pivotal moment in one young man's life and the months afterwards, months in which things are done and lives are changed on a journey that can't be reversed. From senseless violence to premeditated murder it all starts on a corner during a peaceful summer evening.
 
Book: These Islands Here - Short Stories of the South Pacific by Bronwyn Elsmore
Literary-fiction inspired by life in the South Pacific. These 32 tales reflect life, events and conditions in the islands and nations of the South Seas-Polynesia, particularly Aotearoa-New Zealand - aka Land of the Long White Cloud, Down Under, Kiwiland. Together they present the varied facets of living in this region of the globe - pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph [...]
 
Book: Darline's Sexual Harassment - A woman fights a workplace predator by J.Z. Pinder
DARLINE MEETS EARL BRUMBACH Darline Flowers, a charming blonde in her late twenties, anxiously awaits a job interview with top executive Earl Brumbach. What Darline doesn't know is that Brumbach has a notorious reputation of longstanding sexual harassment involving many female employees of Maximus Food Products. He has been reprimanded several times by company president, Clayton Weimar, to "keep [...]
 
Book: Buzzy's Feet by Uncle Amos & Carmi Katz
Send your kids on an adventure! === *** Free E-Video Gift Inside *** Buzzy just isn't happy with his feet. Sure, they're good for paddling around the lake with the other ducklings, but having horse feet would be so much more fun! When the King of the Forest grants his wish, Buzzy discovers some very important things about happiness, self-acceptance, and feet. Children and parents alike will laugh [...]
 


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