| Beyond Timelight |
by Jacqueline Anne
$0.00, pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #73 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
Have you wondered whether there is an afterlife? Where do we go after death? Is there a judgement day? All this and more is revealed within these pages. Charles Broyden may be deceased, but he has retained his ambition and remains as ruthless as ever. He’s been in the Devil’s pocket for the best part of his life, but who’s in charge now — the puppet or the puppeteer?
A battle ensues that must be won by the Keepers of Timelight. Can they save Elizabeth from the destructive forces and save a man’s soul from himself?
Follow Charles on his journey and meet the friends he made who attempt to educate him on the ways of the afterlife…or so he thought!
Beyond Timelight is a modern story that can be interpreted either as a supernatural tale or as an insight into the power of thought and the hidden influences that act upon our lives.
| All The Things You Left Behind (Angels and Demons) |
by Kristy E. Carter
$0.00, 140 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #485 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Lauren finds herself thrown into a dark world of magic, demons, and angels when she meets Kellen, a necromancer with a death wish. Can Lauren convince Kellen that life is worth living or will he only draw her deeper into the shadows of his hidden world?
| Love-in-Idleness |
by Christina Bell
$0.00, 182 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #199 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
Grace is perfectly content with her quiet, magic-free existence as a high school student in Park Slope when her father announces that he is moving the family to the Upper East Side. She is still far from accepting the reality of this move when the wild events of an August night leave her wondering why everyone she knows suddenly seems to have gone mad. By dawn, an unbelievable string of events, including turncoat boyfriends, donkey-headed teenagers, and magic rings will lead her from bewilderment to an understanding that she never fully understood the life she was living.
A cross between Shakespeare and Gossip Girl, Love-in-Idleness is a young adult urban fantasy that takes place primarily on a single August night on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The novel is a contemporary version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that allows the characters to make modern choices instead of defaulting to the reality of teenaged characters created four hundred years ago.
| Uncle Bud's Health Mine and the Girl Who's Going to Fix the World |
by Mary Patterson Thornburg
$0.00, 24 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #3 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Before Bud Lomax started calling Bull Cave a "health mine" and opened it up for business, I never put much stock in the stories folks told about the place. Like Mama used to say, if people want a good story, like as not they can make one up.
One was about how that cave was where little Helen McCarthy disappeared to, some years before Mama was born. Not many believed it, because how could a little kid have walked all that way up the canyon from town? But that's what I thought of when I saw her, just standing there all of a sudden, dressed in an old-fashioned dress, hair done up in a braid. Smiling that big, bright smile. She looked to be about five years old.
You know how all the little hairs on your arms will stand up sometimes?
| The Promise (The Seekers Book 1) |
by L R Clarke
$0.00, 133 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review)
“Greetings to you. Do not be afraid, I am your Companion.”
Young twins, Millie and Oliver Freeman, have a secret that is going to change the world. With their new cosmic friend, Quark, they soon find age is no barrier as they discover new realities opening up to them.
His simple request to find The Cornerstone, however, launches them in a race against time as they battle powerful enemies who also want this sacred object for themselves. The perplexing trail leads them from one historic site to the next in their bid to complete the quest, and as ancient mysteries begin to unravel, their mission places them in terrible danger. With unimaginable consequences for the human race if they fail, will the twins complete the challenge in time?
An unusual and engaging narrative that blends the factual and the inexplicable within a deeply immersive fantasy; you will not be disappointed by this promise!
A unique and enchanting read for all ages: “With flavours of Lewis, Tolkien and Rowling coming through.” Canon David Winter.
| Semaj |
by amari a
$0.00, 122 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #1076 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
I was just your normal teenager. Okay not normal after all I am a dragon. I was just trying to make it through high school when my parents decided to spring some horrible news on me, proving that parents just don't understand. They say I'm the chosen one but I can't even catch a cab! Let alone save my dragon kingdom! Are they crazy? Do they really I can pull this off? I guess we'll see.
| The Chupacabra & the Bat Rastard |
by Mark Trollinger
$0.00, 172 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #688 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Carson Quinn, a down-on-his-luck former science teacher spends his days pensively drinking in dive bars until a chance encounter with an old friend sends him on new adventures rekindling a love for cryptozoology and an introduction into the world of craft beer. Will this adventure send him in a new direction or put him out of his misery?
| Slayers: Playing with Fire |
by C.J. Hill, Janette Rallison
$0.00, 312 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (44 reviews), #3 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Having superpowers is overrated. It requires Tori to go to way more team practices than can comfortably fit into a normal teenager’s schedule. Being a dragon slayer has other drawbacks too—like fighting dragons and keeping one step ahead of power-hungry dragon lords, all without blowing her cover.
Tori Hampton is a presidential candidate’s daughter, which means she not only has a public reputation to maintain, she also has a humorless bodyguard to ditch every time she needs to go on a mission.
And Dr. B has plenty of missions for the Slayers. When he discovers that someone is selling dragon scales on the black market, he’s convinced the seller can give him the dragons’ location. A surprise strike could turn the tide in the Slayers favor, but when they track down the seller, they find more than they’ve bargained for.Suddenly, strategies need to change, alliances shift, and Tori finds herself caught in the precarious middle.
Jesse, the captain of the other Slayers team, is everything she wants, but then there’s Dirk, the dragon lord’s son—who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. He’s determined to convince her that she should love dragons, and love him too. The fact that he and his father plan to overthrow the government? Details not worth arguing about.
Tori believes she can turn Dirk around and convince him to rejoin the Slayers, but he’s just as convinced that she should leave the Slayers and become a dragon lord. Dirk can teach Tori how to control dragons, and it’s a skill she desperately wants. It could make all of the difference in a battle. It could save her friends’ lives. When Dirk offers to let her ride a dragon, she knows that meeting him is like playing with fire.
Praise for Slayers: "More than a worthy equal of the works of Rick Riordan or Christopher Paolini."--Booklist
| Earthmaster First Sight: A Potential for Human Evolution, Science Fiction or Reality? (Earthmaster Tales Book 1) |
by Charles Harwood
$0.00, 275 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #12 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
Earthmaster Tales Trilogy: Book One: First Sight
Diving twenty stories into a bloody sea of Great White sharks is Christian’s first public appearance. But then he has been waiting over 400 years to show himself and he’s not exactly an introvert. He’s been schooled by a visitor “from the stars” and is ready to use those Ancient Metaphysical Secrets to battle the coming storm.
His instructions were to stay in the shadows unless the Earth was in trouble. Now, in the 21st century, it is time for him to face those who want to plunder the planet with no regard to who will survive.
What Christian does not know is that the evil ones he must face are not only those of Earth, but also powerful masters of Universal Knowledge from light-years away.
Even with the aid of his hundreds of students, can Christian, a virtual human superhero, stop the looming holocaust and save the world? And, at the same time, can he protect the one woman he has loved since their life together thousands of years ago in Atlantis. Intrigue abounds in this science fiction feel good fantasy novel for adults.
| The Secret Sex Life of Angels: Mysteries of Isis |
by I. J. Weinstock
$0.00, 321 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #13 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
THE ULTIMATE SECRET
In a world with no future, one man is offered a secret key from the past to unlock the greatest mystery of all.
One hundred days into his presidency, Adam Hart discovers that to fulfill his oath of office he must embark on a sexual odyssey that could determine the fate of the world.
Like all of his predecessors, he’s briefed about a secret order that traces its roots back to ancient Egypt and the great goddess Isis. He’s shown a parchment letter from the Founding Fathers urging future presidents, for the good of the nation, to be initiated into the Mysteries of Isis so they can glimpse the future in order to govern wisely. He’s shocked not only to discover that many signers of the Declaration of Independence were initiates,
but that initiation is sexual.
The Secret Sex Life of Angels combines the intrigue and controversy of The Da Vinci Code with the spirituality and eroticism of the Kama Sutra in a fantastic saga about the sacred nature of sex.
YOU'LL NEVER LOOK AT SEX IN THE SAME WAY AGAIN!
| The Monstrous Burden of Professor Darkwood (The Darkwood Tales Book 1) |
by John Robert Mills
$0.00, 476 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #31 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
A steampunk fantasy of monstrous proportions
As Armancras thrives at the height of its steam-age, its citizens go about their daily lives with little memory of the city's bloody past. They would rather marvel at Kempis Pennington's robot, or travel in the fancy new auto-carriages. A bureaucracy bent on establishing a new secular republic calls the shots, but there is still a deep refusal to let go of the old devoutist ways. While complacency builds, a strange visitor with telepathic abilities is putting his plans into motion.
| Last of the Fallen (Light and Shadow Book 1) |
by Richard Murray
$0.00, 217 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #678 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Nathan is a witch born and raised to dark magic, living in England. When he is tasked by his coven to kill a woman and kidnap her kids, Nathan must make a choice. Save the girls or hand them to their father who intends to use them to quite literally, raise hell.
This story has adult themes and graphic violence. Enjoy or avoid as your preferences demand.
| Shadow Born: an Urban Fantasy Novel (Shadows of Salem Book 1) |
by Jasmine Walt, Rebecca Hamilton
$0.00, 263 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (482 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Mythology
Chicago Police Detective Brooke Chandler is keeping a secret… and if she’s not careful, it could get her killed.
Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords, and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fiancé dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play.
Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects, Brooke transfers to the Salem PD, hoping her talent will help her get to the bottom of things. Between dodging assassination attempts and being stonewalled at every turn, the going is tough. Add in a mysterious fae club owner with secrets of his own and a personal grudge against her, and it becomes nearly impossible.
If Brooke wants to play in the supernatural sandbox, she’s going to have to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. But how many people will have to die for Brooke to discover the truth about her fiance? And is she even ready to know?
Find out what lurks in the SHADOWS OF SALEM by reading SHADOW BORN, the latest Urban Fantasy hit readers are comparing to Karen Marie Moning and Patricia Briggs.
| Hell & High Water (THIRDS Book 1) |
by Charlie Cochet
$0.00, 296 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (188 reviews), #1 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Romance > Gay Romance
THIRDS: Book One
When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.
Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.
| Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro |
by J.L. Hickey, Aurora Dewater
$0.00, 218 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (106 reviews), #2 in > Children's eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Collections
-Amazon Best Seller
-Top Ten World's Best Story finalist
Love stories about magic? What about blood thirsty monsters and secret society's that hunt them? Secret Seekers Society is jam packed with all that and more.
Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro centers around the lives of two young protagonists Hunter Glenn, and Elly Ann through an adventure ripe with adversity, paranormal monsters, secret societies, and most haunting of all, a life without their parents.
The book follows both, the sibling’s emotional struggle from their parent’s sudden loss, as well as their physical journey into a new and strange “home”, an ancient and creepy mansion known only as the Belmonte Estate.
It is here where they first learn of their new guardian, an eccentric old man named Professor Clandestine and the rest of the mansion's caretakers. Tossed into their bedroom, and locked away under the pretense of “safety concerns” it does not take long for the children to hatch an escape plan.
Follow the children as they slowly unravel the secrets of their parent’s true identities, the origin of the strange Mansion, and their inheritance into an ancient secret society of monster hunters known as Seekers.
More YA books by author J.L. Hickey
Secret Seekers Society and Solomon's Seal
The Deity Chronicles: Origins
Wergild: A Novela
| Breaking Angelina (The Prophecies of the Mad Dragon Book 2) |
by Rita Webb
$0.00, 196 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (51 reviews), #11 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > New Adult & College
She’s the Beauty. Can the Beast break her curse before the monsters break her?
I’ve never told anyone my darkest secret.
I can feel people’s emotions, see their auras, and soothe their pain with a word. I don’t really know what that makes me. An empath? A psychic? Or am I just a freak?
But that’s not the worst of it. A demon whispers in my mind. At night, it murmurs lies in my ears; by day, it manipulates everything I see, so I no longer know what’s real. It uses my own powers against me, controlling my emotions. I’m living a nightmare, but I can’t wake up to escape.
The demon threatens to destroy everything I care about, and now it wants me to kidnap and murder a paranormal creature. Refusal means excruciating pain or sleepwalking into oncoming traffic ... again. Or worse, it will hurt someone I love.
I don’t dare refuse, even if I have to steal from my friends, sell my body, or ruin my college career. Anything to stop the feeling of its claws scraping the insides of my skull.
That’s when I hired the Hunter, a wolf man with snowy white wings from a magical world, to help me. But he has secrets of his own – an honorable man who has misplaced his honor, a twisted soul with no heart left to care.
If I make a deal with the devil, what price do I have to pay?
Praise for Breaking Angelina
a Paranormal Investigation novel
The New Adult Dark Paranormal Romance readers love!
The Page Princess on this Dark Paranormal Romance: "[Breaking Angelina] has a darker, edgier feel that grips you in its talons and will not let go." ~ Mary Lou Moench
Becca Vincenza, author of Damaged, on this New Adult Paranormal Adventure: "This book was KICK-ASS. I loved it."
| Warrior Reborn (The Guardians of Eden Book 2) |
by KH LeMoyne
$0.00, 338 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (28 reviews), #9 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superhero
How far would you go to save the ones you love?
Having successfully hidden her abilities from humans for two hundred years, Briet applies her Guardian gifts to help patients in need. Until she meets her human soul mate, Jason Ballard, who holds the reins to the Briet's patients' cancer protocol. Can she trust a man all too human and grounded in his world to understand hers? Yet, when a deadly threat targets her patients, he is the only one she trusts to help stop an evil that only the Guardians can fight.
THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN: A race of beings created in a Sanctum at the far edge of Eden. Co-existing with mankind, they safeguarded human souls and the promise of eternity--until a virus killed all over the age of eighteen. The surviving children fled to the Sanctum for protection, children raising children without the full legacy of their history and knowledge. Two hundred years of solitude have produced a race of semi-immortals fortified with powers and intellect but lacking the mates who will make them whole and allow them to fulfill their covenant with mankind.
Guardians of Eden Book 1: Betrayal's Shadow
What Readers say:
“mysterious and magical with a passionate and exciting romantic edge"
If you love fast-paced, romantic tales of love and struggle, download Warrior Reborn now.
| The Witch's Secret (The Fay Morgan Chronicles Book 1) |
by Katherine Sparrow
$0.00, 150 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #54 in > Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards
Morgan le Fay, the great witch and legendary little sister to King Arthur, has lived well beyond her wild and wicked past. These days she's content to run her Wiccan supply shop in Pike Place Market and watch out for Seattle's supernatural residents. Then two men stumble through her door. The first is a werewolf. The second? He seems familiar, though she has no memory of him.
Soon Morgan is dragged into a mystery that includes dragons, knights, and a mysterious witch hellbent on revenge. She will come face to face with truths and secrets about herself she has long forgotten. As if that weren't enough, the man who she has no memories of? He is completely charming, but seems incapable of telling her the truth about anything. Even worse, she just might be falling for him. Fans of the Dresden Files and the Twenty-sided Sorceress series should enjoy this book.
| UnWitched (Pretty Little Witches Book 0) |
by Elle Blessing
$0.00, 65 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #3 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Meet the feisty women of the Moonbeam family!
A family of runaway witches finally settles down in the little town of Mistwood, which they want to call their new home. To stay under the radar, they decide to stop using magic and make a living as ordinary women on the Bumblebee farm they’ve bought sight unseen.
It turns out that the previous owner of the farm has died under suspicious circumstances that the local police has ruled out as an accident. Clue after clue tells the witches that there’s more to the story. On top of that, they start receiving threatening messages by someone who wants them out of Mistwood.
Will they succeed in keeping their new home and solve the puzzling murder mystery without resorting to a spell or two?
Author’s note: This is a clean, complete cozy mystery novella, which takes place twenty-six years before the main events in the Pretty Little Witches series. Enjoy!
| Forged in Stone (The Forged Chronicles Book 1) |
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
$0.00, 337 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (72 reviews), #9 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
The son of darkness is all grown up...
James is a Guardian. He is tasked with protecting the most important person in his world. For eight years he has done his job without complaint, but he has grown tired of living under the shadow of a father who is responsible for the most unimaginable violence and destruction his world has ever known.
Ainsley is at a loss for what to do with her life. She hates her two dead end jobs and the family who betrayed her. She has resigned herself to living one day at a time, but she longs for an escape from her lonely life.
When Ainsley finds James in her bed, their two lives and worlds collide. They may have both found exactly what they need, but the darkness James has been running from his whole life has just caught up.
| Hexed Hearts |
by Becca Vincenza
$0.00, 413 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #5 in > Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards
Colette had known all her life that she was half human and half werewolf. She had no expectations of a life filled with love and adventure.
Everything changed on her 21st birthday. A curse casted by witches centuries ago set things in motion, things she could have never imagined. A past that Colette has no clue about has come back to steal her away.
When Hunter, her destined but very unexpected mate, arrives, she is at a complete loss. She must learn to forget an old love and how to make room for a new love.
The curse is being recast and Colette must stop it in order to save the wolves, all the while finding who she really is.
This is a New Adult, there is some subject matter not suitable for those under the age of 18
~*~*~Re-edited as of September 2015~*~*~*~
| Failsafe: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND) |
by Saul Tanpepper
$0.00, 130 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #40 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
After breaking into GAMELAN, a forbidden wasteland populated with the undead, six young gamers are in the fight of their lives. With unknown forces working behind the scenes to keep them trapped in the dead virtual reality arcade, they must rely on their wits and skills in order to avoid becoming one of the undead players.
“Failsafe” is the second book in the epic cyberpunk thriller GAMELAND, following the pilot, “Deep Into the Game.” The current GAMELAND opus consists of 14 titles, including the standalone prequel, “Golgotha” and the novelette “Velveteen."Visit Saul on the web at www.tanpepperwrites.com
| Fated Souls (The Fated Saga Book 1) |
by Sariah Skye
$0.00, 485 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (26 reviews), #5 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Tormented and ridiculed she flees to where nobody knows her secret...
Leorah James is a geek who works as a barista, drives a beat up car and lives in a small apartment with no one but her cat for company. She blends in and she likes it that way. But when a cute stranger sees through Leorah's facade she finds her carefully constructed life ripped out from under her feet. Leorah is plunged back into a world of dragon shifters, magic and mayhem. As a suffocating darkness winds its way between the realms, Leorah and her unexpected allies must untangle a web of lies to unleash the power that Leorah is convinced she doesn't possess. Can Leorah find her magic and protect those she loves?
Nobody can outrun their destiny.
| Nature of the Beast (Tangled Bonds Book 1) |
by Aimee Brissay
$0.00, pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #3 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
After sorceress Alexandra tries to kill her insane father, her fae uncle expels her from the Otherworld to keep her safe. Living among humans, she wants nothing more than to leave her past behind. But working for the vampires and the werewolves doesn’t shield her for long.
When she saves a hurt werewolf pup, Alexandra inadvertently breaks the bond tying him with the pack and becomes his new alpha. This unheard-of shift exposes her to all kind of dangers, but it’s the least of Alexandra’s worries
Back in the Otherworld, her father has not forgotten her and dispatches an assassin to kill her. But just who is this mysterious foe, and what will their arrival mean not only to Alexandra but to the delicate balance of the world?
| Playing Hooky (The Prophecies of the Mad Dragon Book 1) |
by Rita Webb
$0.00, 83 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (78 reviews), #4 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
An insane witch, a missing siren, a murderous love potion … Who knew playing a little hooky could be so dangerous?
Best friends with benefits? Jason is all for it, but Emma has a million reasons why it would never work. They’re both too stubborn, and life has taken them down different roads. She’s got college. He’s got his wild adventures … and his secrets.
Determined to change her mind, desperate to bring her into his world, Jason surprises Emma with tickets to a place she’ll never forget:
a Paranormal Circus full of misfits and monsters,
a world where magic is real,
unicorns have vicious tempers,
and swamp hags and manticore, elves and faeries all fear the Ring Master.
But when they discover an empty cage, their search for the missing siren takes them through the paranormal underbelly of Anchorage, only to discover that failing to rescue the creature could rip them apart forever. Emma must sacrifice everything to protect Jason from an evil spell.
Praise for Playing Hooky
A Paranormal Investigation novella
The New Adult Paranormal Romance readers love!
Nerd Girl Official on this exciting Paranormal Mystery: "This was such a fun read. If you like fairies and elves and other mythological creatures like that, then I'd say check it out."
YA Book Addict on this sweet Paranormal Romance: "Imagine a fairy tale filled with adventure and then throw in a nice yummy dose of New Adult steaminess and what you have is Playing Hooky."
| Greenwood Cove (Sunshine Walkingstick Book 1) |
by Celia Roman
$0.00, 180 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #8 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Folklore
I had three loves in my life: my daddy, him what my mama killed in cold blood; my son Henry, God rest him; and tall as an oak Riley Treadwell.
I lost all of 'em, one way or t'other, 'til Riley showed up on my stoop with a monster problem and tried to wiggle his way back into my life.
Only, weren't no monster bothering him; was the one bothering his ex-girlfriend what'd stirred up a hornet's nest out on Lake Burton amongst the muckity mucks. Weren't no never mind to me, see? I was fine letting well enough alone, 'cept curiosity got the best of me, and Riley, well. He weren't above using that silver tongue of his to persuade me 'round to his way of thinking. If I'da listened to my gut, maybe I woulda avoided stepping knee deep into somebody else's trouble.
Then again, I ain't never been one to heed a warning when monsters come a-calling.
Author's Note: Greenwood Cove was written in the native dialect of the narrator, found in the rural areas of the Southern Appalachians. The grammar, spelling, and syntax are not standardized American English.
| Missy the Werecat |
by P. G. Allison
$0.00, 399 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (296 reviews), #12 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superhero
Missy the Werecat: Book I
When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she'd been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat nature a secret.
There is no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha. She's a girl with fantastic abilities growing up and learning to do great things in today's world, amongst humans. She only has her instincts to guide her and those drive her to train herself to extremes. She must control those instincts; dampening the wild predator is often necessary. Her raging hormones and enhanced senses require very strong controls; she explores what happens when those controls are relaxed.
| Emergence: A Superhuman Detective Novella (The Darby Shaw Chronicles Book 1) |
by Liberty Speidel
$0.00, 101 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #121 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
Murder victims didn't have to die?
The identity of a killer could be 100% certain, regardless of the evidence?
The one person who would do this was a cop, with law and justice first in her mind?
When Darby Shaw's calm world is turned upside down, she wonders how her new abilities to bring the dead back to life will affect her life's desire to become a detective. But being a detective--for homicide, no less--is the least of her worries when the agency in charge of monitoring superhumans takes a heightened interest in her one-of-a-kind abilities.
What if...murder doesn't have to mean forever?
| Doom Comes for a Sold Soul |
by M. K. Theodoratus
$0.00, 15 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #215 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Not only is Grant Highgrim about to be evicted from his apartment for nonpayment, his career as a reporter is on the line.
When he learns about the world’s oldest living man—the reclusive 150-year-old Nobel Prize winner Dr Henry Allsdipp—Highgrim is determined to interview him. He thinks he has found a way to get his floundering career on track. All he has to do is to persuade Allsdipp to reveal the secret of his long life.
On the day that Highgrim arrives to interview the ill-tempered recluse, everything goes wrong. A horde of demon beetles invades the home, seeking just one thing--Henry Allsdipp’s soul. Highgrim must conquer his irrational fear of insects to save the old man and his own future at the same time.
How can he save the cranky Allsdipp from the demons coming to take him away?
| By the Fates Origins: Rhona |
by Patricia D. Eddy
$0.00, 19 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #198 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Edan and Rhona Guinne had two wonderful years together. But as their daughter is born, Edan's life comes to its end. Alone, frightened, Rhona receives a message from the Fates. Run.
This is an origin story for the By the Fates trilogy. It is approximately 5,500 words and is intended to be read as a companion to By the Fates, Freed.
| This Time Around (A Canadian Werewolf in New York Story) |
by Mark Leslie
$0.00, 30 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #51 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
Being a werewolf isn't all about howling at the moon and running carelessly through boundless fields feeling the wind in your fur.
For Michael Andrews, a Canadian living in Manhattan and afflicted with lycanthropy, there are odd side effects to being a werewolf in the middle of a bustling metropolis.
Such as waking up naked in Battery Park with absolutely no memory of the night before as a wolf and trying to figure out why there is a bullet hole in his leg.
Just another day in the life of a man living with the odd side affect of his werewolf affliction.
(This 10,000 word short story is the original short story that inspired the full length Mark Leslie Novel: A Canadian Werewolf in New York)
| Ghost Eyes: A Short Story |
by Joshua Scribner
$0.00, 17 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #72 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Kristy Morrow is fat, ugly and lacks confidence. But she's fine with all that. So why has she been chosen to fill the position of the most important worker at her job? Why did he hand pick her as his replacement before he left? Maybe the disembodied voices will help her figure it all out. Or maybe she's just crazy.