Posts Tagged With: short story

New Review: The Ball Washer

 

The Ball Washer

by Lance Manion

Genre: Adult, Humor, Short Story Anthology

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/the-ball-washer-by-lance-manion/

Synopsis:

An interesting short story has to be equal parts confession, exultation and suicide note. The writer has to be arrogant and insecure, brimming with joy and despair, able to see hope and hopelessness in everything and, before he can claim to be honest, has to be comfortable lying his ass off.

This newest collection of Lance Manion short stories strives for all of the above and is sure to include something to entertain, inspire and offend everyone. His writing has been called demented, hilarious, quirky and well outside the mainstream. The author guarantees that if this isn’t the best book you’ve ever read he will send you a sincere apology along with a short explanation of why sometimes it is necessary to exaggerate claims about how good a book is in order to have someone download it.

Funny, and at times thought-provoking, “The Ball Washer” is definitely not for the faint of heart. Read at your own risk.

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Lance Manion

About the Author:

Lance Manion is the author of five short story collections. He contributes to many online flash fiction sites and blogs daily on his eponymous website. He finds the na at the end of banana as annoying as you would if it were bananana.

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New Review: Ariel’s Dream

Ariel’s Dream

by Tahlia Newland

Genre: Short Story, Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/ariels-dream-by-tahlia-newland/

Synopsis:

Dream remnants usually fade, but not this one.

A shadow escapes from Ariel’s dream and stalks her in the real world. No matter how she tries to shake it off, it always returns. Even a mysterious old man and a boy bathed in light can’t keep its chill breath at bay. Like the fear that called it, the only way to defeat the shadow is to face it.

Ariel’s Dream is a prequel short story to the award-winning Diamond Peak Series. It includes the first two chapters of book one, Lethal Inheritance. This book is Awesome Indies Approved.

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About the Author:

Award winning author, Tahlia Newland writes contemporary fantasy and magical realism with a metaphysical twist.

When not reading or writing you may find her being an extremely casual high school teacher or making decorative masks.

Tahlia is a bone-fide expatriate of the performing arts, with over 20 years experience in scripting and performing in Visual Theatre and Theater in Education
She had studied philosophy & meditation for many years, lives in an Australian rainforest and loves cats, but she doesn’t have one because they eat native birds.

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New Review: Run by Tahlia Newland

Run

by Tahlia Newland

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Short Story, Action/Adventure

Read my review here.

Nick runs from the hidden realm of Diamond Peak to the ordinary world to try to forget his failed battle with Cogin, head of one of the Rasa demon clans. Will immersing himself in the distractions of our world exorcise the terrible memory, and will making a new life for himself away from the hidden realm free him from the attentions of the demons?

 This urban fantasy short story is a prequel to ‘Lethal Inheritance’, Tahlia’s  young adult contemporary fantasy novel .

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Discovery 1: The Guardian Spirit

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Discover Authors Discovery 1: The Silver Collar

The Silver Collar

“The Silver Collar”

by Kate Policani

Genre: Short Story, Fantasy, Werewolf, free ebook


The Silver Collar is my free short story first published on Wattpad. It is a Fantasy and a Cinderella tale. This month I’ve updated the cover and re-edited the interior.

Read it online here: http://www.wattpad.com/story/1065118-the-silver-collar

Download the free ebook at Smashwords

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Synopsis:

Bought as a child to slave at an inn, Lyneth suffers under a terrible curse. Her frightening transformations can only be stopped when a priest puts a silver collar around her neck. The collar stops the change, but makes her ill. Her dangers increase as she matures into a beautiful and desirable woman. When a mysetrious nobleman visits the inn,her life changes forever.

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New cover for The Silver Collar

I just thought I’d show you my project for today: a new cover for The Silver Collar! I’m spiffing up the story too with better editing and structure. The Silver Collar is always free (except on Amazon but they won’t change it).

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/153927

The Silver Collar

Photo by Marek Bernat

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A New Wattpad Short Story: Horarium

“Horarium”

Genre: Science Fiction

This  is another new story, I’ve just begun on Wattpad for use as a free short story. When finished, I will post it many other places for free reading.

http://www.wattpad.com/4413365-horarium

Synopsis:

Two teens fall prey to the deadly Horarium Virus, which kills the infected within 11 months. Banished to the Quarantine Zone, they meet and find love within tragedy,. They also learn profound truths about life and humanity as they face impending death.

Cover photo by Pedro Simao http://www.sxc.hu/photo/708452

 

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Short Story Success!

I had to just drop a few lines to say that I am having amazing success with my free short story! (Thanks for reading if you did!) I just went over the 200 downloads mark in 3 weeks! It has surpassed my other free ebook already that has been out since November.

Also, I’ve gotten some feedback from friends who hadn’t gotten around to reading any of my work. I think I’m getting a chance because of the quick read. I’m always so happy when someone likes my writing–like I get when I buy someone the perfect gift.

I would definitely recommend the free short story as a promotion! I’ve gotten some sales since releasing my “free sample”!

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The Silver Collar

“The Silver Collar”

by Kate Policani

Genre: Short Story, Fantasy, Paranormal

Bought as a child to slave at an inn, Lyneth suffers under a terrible curse. Her frightening transformations can only be stopped when a priest puts a silver collar around her neck. The collar stops the change, but makes her ill. Her dangers increase as she matures into a beautiful and desirable woman. When a mysetrious nobleman visits the inn,her life changes forever.

This is the short story that I posted recently on Wattpad. I’ve finished it and I have posted it on Smashwords as a free ebook! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/153927

It is on Kindle too. I’ll be posting it here and there and everywhere that allows free ebooks!

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Fun With Wattpad!

Before I ever started to turn my extensive collection of writing into actual books, I was reading books on Wattpad. Wattpad is a free book site specifically for electronic devices. It is in a simple enough format for phones.

So I’ve been thinking for a long time about putting up a free Wattpad short story. It’s called “The Silver Collar” and you can find it here: http://www.wattpad.com/3660393-the-silver-collar-part-1/intro

This is only the first part. It’s a common practice to put things up as you go on Wattpad, so I’m doing it that way. You should check out Wattpad if you like to read on electronic devices!

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