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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: 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: Romantic Stars by Terry Atkinson
Love and romance under the beautiful, twinkling stars. Justin is totally in love with Josie and takes her up into the mountains where he was raised, to introduce her to his world. This is a story of two sweethearts who find a way to love each other despite their differences. A very romantic story, giving hope for a bright and happy future. "A love story to aspire to. True love fit to be amongst [...]
 
Book: No Time for Love (Short Story #1 of True Love! Series) by Jacqueline Winslow
Clean Sweet Romance is Here to Stay!!! What you get in the No Time for Love: A Quick Clean Read - Christian Romance - A Romance Short Story (No Time for Love is a 90 min read) High Stakes Washington D.C. Business Woman, Michelle Rocco, has no time for love and no interest in anything else. When an emergency calls sends her frantically driving back to Roanoke, she is stranded on the side of the [...]
 
Book: New Love, New Life by Terry Atkinson
A short story. You can also read this story and save over 70% off individual book prices in my collection of 11 romances, "Romantic Short Stories". Have you felt the pain of lost love? If love is lost, how can we love again? Get your cup of tea, make yourself cozy and comfortable and read your copy of "New Love, New Life". She sat nervously, awaiting John's arrival. All too soon, that familiar [...]
 
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: 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: 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: Sharp Top - A Romance Rekindled by Christina Reid
After three years of marriage, Rose Stevens is feeling neglected by her husband, Clyde, and she longs for the love and attention he once showed her. His sawmill business seems to consume all his time making him tired and preoccupied. Following weeks of arguing, questions arise as to whether their love will last. Surprising friendships form and bring about a change of heart, allowing for the [...]
 
Book: The Missing Letter - A Mail Order Bride Scandal by Christina Reid
Envy. Betrayal. A friendship of three. Will true love persevere? Angela, Lizzy, and Marilyn are as close as sisters, growing up together in an orphanage. Everything seems in order when they are hired by Miss Finley, a wealthy philanthropist who employs them to work at her boarding house, in Boston. Angela is patient and motherly, tending to the needs of others. Marilyn is the consummate flirt, [...]
 
Book: Vampire Morsels - Short Story Collection - From the world of Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor
Seventeen short stories from the world of Amaranthine; a universe of blood and darkness where vampires don't sparkle and night is eternal.Includes:Kateesha - When Kateesha and her partner are sent to apprehend a rogue coven, things go awry and carry terrible consequences.Michael - Michael isn't interested in finding a job, so his mother finds one for him. If only she'd known she was sending him [...]
 
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: Romantic Farm by Terry Atkinson
Just when she decided she could never be fully happy, he did something unthinkably kind and caring. A powerful, life-changing story. She yearns for the freedom and space of her earlier years, but seems impossibly trapped in her new life. Can she find a way out to live the life she loves with the man she loves? Ruth grew up on her family farm but due to tragic circumstances, she had to move to a [...]
 
Book: Romantic Moon by Terry Atkinson
Love and romance in the serene and beautiful moonlight. Jade, a successful architect from Atlanta meets Al on his beautiful island. They fall totally and completely in love. But something was troubling Jade. 'An inspiring book that warms the heart and gives hope for future dreams of love on one's own terms.' "This was really very peaceful and thoughtful. Thank you so much. It lifted my soul. Gave [...]
 
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: Blinded, Kahli's Story by Vana Morgenstern
Kahli has had a rough start to life, but things are about to get even darker! Struggling with her recent blindness Kahli's world turns upside down. As she tries to regain independence she is comforted by memories of her mother's stories about a fantasy-land named Taera, but is haunted by her questions about its existence. On her long road to recovery Kahli will meet some interesting friends who [...]
 
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: If Love is a Crime - A Christmas Story by Mark W. Sasse
On Christmas Eve 1852, a runaway slave slips unnoticed through a meadow and happens upon a small, rustic cabin in the woods, occupied by a boisterous old woman named Beatrice. As a winter storm blows in and the sheriff comes inquiring, all that stands between the frightened girl and the arm of the law is a stack of biscuits and a whole lot of love. "If Love is a Crime" is a short piece of [...]
 
Book: Really, Cher? - A Story With a Dog in It by Julian M. Coleman
Merriam-Webster Dictionary: stupid (n) - slow of mind: obtuse - Dr. Gorgeous' office called to tell me about a stray dog that needed a home. The receptionist said the staff was reluctant to send her to the local dog shelter because of the low odds of her surviving. Dr. Gorgeous had suggested me. I agreed to take the stray unseen. As I drove to the vet's office, I tested out cutesy girl names. And [...]
 
Book: 2012 The Eye of The Universe by Florence Witkop
One of my favorite things to write is science fiction romance, but I've had little opportunity to do so in the past. Self-publishing online is a joy because I can write the stories I love. This particular story, the first one I e-pubbed, is a short story of a bit less than 7,000 words that's based on the Mayan prediction that the world will end this coming December. I certainly don't believe [...]
 
Book: Ten Love Tales by Stuart Aken
Gentle love stories for those who like the romance with a smile. You'll find humour, romance, love and joy here; but if you're looking for sex or erotica, this collection isn't the place for it. These are stories to leave you with a warm glow and a smile. Serendipity: Walking back through the wood, dodging muddy puddles left by the morning's deluge, he paused to watch a pair of squirrels perform [...]
 
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: Touching Ed (The Silver Years Romance Series) by Allyson R. Abbott
Can a sixty-two year old man with erectile dysfunction and a fifty year old menopausal woman have a satisfying sex life? Well, Abby and Ed have a really good try! They met on a blind date and after a few meetings things hot up when they end up in bed, but then it quickly cools down when Ed's performance is not up to Abby's expectations. Does she give up? Not on your nelly. She sets out to put [...]
 
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 feels right. She is happy. She is warned her welcome won't last by a mysterious girl and she begins to understand there is a secret The House is hiding. Something that won't let her stay... but, what is it? Why won't they let her stay? From the author of the North American Vampire [...]
 
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 Inferno of Zane's Redemption - The hunt for redeeming love and a heart revealed for the other man in her life. It was either for love or legacy. She ...
Zane and Chris met in Central Park, New York. They instantly hit it off. Little did they know, though, how tumultuous their journey together would be in the name of love. Chris was a writer for a reputable New York firm, but his job took him overseas in risky and difficult circumstances. He would be gone for weeks at a time. His last trip was to Sudan, Africa - a war zone. This left Zane lonely [...]
 
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: 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: 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 [...]
 


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