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Monday, October 31, 2011

Flash O'Lantern: 13+ Stories

Flash O'Lantern: 13+ Stories, by Todd Russell, free, available for a limited time only

Limited time seasonal special download! Flash fiction short stories are great for reading on mobile devices and when time is limited. Flash O' Lantern contains 13 strange, eerie flash fiction stories about spiders, snakes and shoes, haunted houses, trick-or-treating costumes gone bad, vampires, ghosts, zombies, aliens + more! 13 historical October horror events are also reviewed + author notes. 

Flash O'Lantern contains 13 original award-winning Halloween flash fiction short stories of 1,000 words or less and 13 noteworthy events that happened in October including:

Famous People in October:
Edgar Allan Poe (died), Bela Lugosi (born), Vincent Price (died) and two others!

Movies/TV released in October: 
Halloween (1978), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), The Evil Dead and Saw (2004) and The Twilight Zone (1959)

Flash O'Lantern contains flash fiction and non-fiction that will illuminate your mind. 

PinPoint: A HUNTED bonus story

PinPoint: A HUNTED bonus story, by Cheryl Rainfield, free

Teen telepath Caitlyn "overhears" someone planning to set another student up as a Para--something that could cost that student their home, their family, and even their life. Caitlyn is in a race against time to help protect another student, who might, after all, be a Para. Enjoy this free bonus short story for readers of HUNTED that gives you a glimpse into Caitlyn's world. 

Enjoy this free bonus short story for readers of HUNTED that gives you a glimpse into Caitlyn's world. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Colt O'Brien Sees the Light

Colt O'Brien Sees the Light, by George Matthew Cole, free

Colt O’Brien doesn’t think that he has to prove anything. He is the most savvy computer technician at Highline High in Burien, Washington. When a PC needs fixing, Colt is called in to save the day. The short, energetic senior, with his bright, colorful attire and cocky attitude, knows that he is the best. He expects the respect that is showered upon him by peers and teachers. School will soon be over and freedom beckons. No more girl friend to tell him what to do. No more schoolwork to bore him to death. Colt is cruising through senior year, but his life is about to be turned upside down. Two freshman nerds start a computer class that will put Highline High on the map and challenge Colt’s credibility. Three women will show him the meaning of love. One will show him the meaning of hate. And, his hidden psychic powers will emerge when he least expects them to. Hang on Colt.

I would definitely suggest this book for those who are looking for some excitement, interesting characters such as Colt and Colt's interesting computer life. - Susan Petrone 4 Stars

I felt the storyline was good, the many problems and joy that teens feel, the disappointments and letdowns, the overblown self-pride coupled with insecurity are vividly drawn in this book. The author, in this his debut novel, has immersed us into the life of teens and their struggles. The book is a fairly quick read, but there is a lot adults could learn from it, even though it is a young adult novel. - Betty Gelean 4 Stars

The Traveler: Memoirs of a Brownie from Finland

The Traveler: Memoirs of a Brownie from Finland, by K. Zazzetta, free

Tomtra and his 100th removed cousin, Mangus, have inherited a faery burgh in Lapland, Finland. After 100 years of living together, Tomtra is at his wits end with his disgruntled, grumpy cousin. When he goes to the King of the Waning Year's home in search of advice, the King suggests that he be a traveler. After pondering the idea, Tomtra agrees, and off he goes into the unusual, wacky, and adventurous world of faery folk…This book is the prequel to the faery folk series. Book 2 is called "Bridge of Sighs." 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Idol Siren

Idol Siren, by Tiffany Fulton, free

16 year old Alicia is trying to find her niche in life according to her dead mother's wishes as well as for the father she never knew. So how does she expect to do that when the all-girls' school she attends is as stiff and dull as the headmistress who runs it and her heart isn't exactly set on fulfilling anyone's expectations but her own?  Easy.  Alicia decides to turn another world upside down. 

Now, Alicia has made one of the best decisions of her young life since her father and mother left her: She's dropped out of high school and is simply trying and apparently failing at making a life for herself--one on her own terms, that is--by attempting fit in the mold of everyone else. When it becomes clear that the mundane world is not for her, Alicia ventures in another world--the one of entertainment...more specifically singing....

When the president of the recently remodeled nightclub Red Lily uncovers her talent for singing, Alicia just might have a chance at achieving her mother's only wish, one that she must first learn to make for herself in her heart. 

Shadow of the Sun

Shadow of the Sun, by Laura Kreitzer, free

Gabriella's past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn't given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.

As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won't see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

Monday, October 10, 2011

King Jimmy

King Jimmy, by Sue Verrochi, free

Boys and girls begin a dangerous game in a school yard one cold winter's day. (Short fiction) 


Raisinheart, by Tom Lichtenberg, free

Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the dawn. In tales more bitter than sweet, Jimmy finds that you can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, but really, who wants to attract flies anyway? 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Loner in Space

Loner in Space, by Steve Simons, free

Paul is a boy who is a bit of a loner at school and in life. His home life is also a bit in tatters since his mum died. The book takes up the story when he discovers something in the woods, near where he lives. Little does he know where his discovery will take him, but the title of the book gives you an idea. What will he find there? Will he still be alone? 


Unplugged, by Michael Agelasto, free

What might Holden Caulfield be like if he lived in the 21st Century media-infested environment? What if he does something so naughty that his parents severely punish him by taking away all his electronic devices? "Unplugged" takes place in contemporary Durham, North Carolina, and follows a few weeks in the life of a 17-year-old, Sterling Eumorfopoulos, a Mensa-registered genius. The Bildungsroman tracks him over the summer of 2009, through his training for an upcoming boxing match, his encounter with a grand jury and several sessions of psychotherapy.