Toward: A Short Story Collection by H. Troy Green by H. Troy Green

A great short story lets you walk right in and draws you toward something satisfying. Or it may grab you by the throat and drag you to a surprising end. This collection of sixteen original short stories by new author H. Troy Green does both. In keeping with the best of literary fiction, you will find realistic characters situated in compelling settings, all written in a style that moves.Conventional wisdom holds that choices and actions are rooted in external circumstances. It’s closer to the truth to say that we move, grow and change when things within us realign and fall into new places. These stories draw out the almost imperceptible forces that prompt one person to change and another to double down on the way they were already set upon.Readers won’t just watch things happen to the characters but will share in the experiences. You will feel tension, relief, surprise, pain, and joy as your heart gets moved to places both familiar and pleasant, and places odd and uncomfortable. Whether it be a girl sorting through painful emotions, an old man wrestling with his past, or a murderous woman plotting her kill, readers experience the thoughts, emotions and pain that compose the inner experiences that shape how life is lived.Insightful. Engaging. Evocative. Gripping. Realistic. Surprising. Delightful. Get your copy today and join the journey which is Toward.

Author: H. Troy Green

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Otherwise: A Novel by Geoff Camphire

Larkin Mullaney has written plenty of obituaries for the small-town newspaper where he works. But never before has he been assigned an obit like this one — about the beloved local nun who died in a mysterious car wreck earlier this week.There are just a few nagging questions.Was it Larkin who was driving on the same stretch of dark highway when the church van swerved and careened off a precipice? Who were Larkin and his drinking companion David Diaz following on that night anyway? And why does Larkin feel like he’s stumbled onto a secret message, intended for him, hidden in the weirdly unorthodox teachings of the late Sister Helen Kennedy?Larkin needs to figure out exactly what happened before the police do. Maybe he can find some answers in the visitations that he has begun receiving from an otherworldly figure that calls itself The Moon Over Winston, Pennsylvania.From award-winning author Geoff Camphire comes this poignant, thought-provoking tale of fear, guilt, betrayal and forgiveness.

Author: Geoff Camphire

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Dreamtime by JW Robitaille

Jay Hollins is finishing his MA in creative writing but unable to move on with his life because he is still reeling from a tragedy that spelled the death of his dreams. His college girlfriend, Cathy, diagnoses his malaise as postpartum depression and tells him he should start on a new story. He begins writing the story that haunts him–a story of young writers discovering their voices and themselves in the stories they write, the story of their friendship, and of the disastrous love affair that tears them apart. Like the Australian aborigines who believe they can dance the past to life in a ceremony called the dreamtime, in telling his story, Jay hopes to connect past and present and thereby make the future possible.

Author: JW Robitaille

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife (Love’s Second Chance Book 1) by Bree Wolf

One night, they found themselves under some mistletoe.
Now, he owes her a kiss. And she is determined to claim it.

HIS HEART TORN in two, Graham Astor, Duke of Kensington, mourns his wife. As he distances himself from everything that reminds him of happier days lost forever, he comes to realize that there is one thing he cannot run from.

Graham needs a new wife, if only for the sake of his daughter.

DISILLUSIONED WITH LOVE, Rosabel only wishes to not remain a burden to her uncle’s family much longer. After seeing her parents’ love turn against them, Rosabel dreams of an independent life as a governess.

But then a stranger asks for her hand in marriage, and to her utter shock her uncle instantly agrees.

Will Rosabel find love after all? Or will the memory of Graham’s late wife keep him from finding happiness?

Sequels coming soon:
#2 Cursed & Cherished – The Duke’s Wilful Wife (February 22, 2016)
#3 Despised & Desired – The Marquess’ Passionate Wife (June 22, 2016)

Author: Bree Wolf

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Beyond the Ebbing Tide by Charles Richard Sterling

A rebellious young woman with strong anti-war views defies her politically influential grandmother when she leaves for Paris in search of her missing husband.

Author: Charles Richard Sterling

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

FRY (The McBride Vendetta Psychological Thrillers Book 1) by Lorna Dounaeva’s Best Indie Books of 2013

‘A Breakneck Roller Coaster Ride’

She acts like she’s your new best friend, but is she really a deadly enemy?
When Isabel Anderson nearly runs over mysterious Alicia McBride, she is ridden with guilt. She helps Alicia get a job at the supermarket where she works, and soon, Alicia is acting like her new best friend. But then strange fires start to break out all over the small seaside town of Queensbeach, including at the caravan park where Alicia is staying. Isabel suspects Alicia knows more than she’s letting on and grows increasingly nervous when her friend Deacon invites Alicia to stay with him. But it’s Isabel the police suspect.

Determined to confront Alicia, Isabel bursts into her room and sees the word ‘FRY’ branded across her back in capital letters. From then on, she sees the word “FRY’ everywhere she goes: in graffiti, on toilet walls, even on car registration plates. Then her beloved cat, Fluffy, disappears and Isabel is convinced Alicia is behind it. She puts up posters all over her neighbourhood, but as fast as she puts them up, someone takes them down. Soon, a whole spate of fires is breaking out and Isabel must stay one step ahead of the flames and the police. In order to survive, she must question her own innocence, her sanity and the very fabric of her morality. Can she win back Deacon? And will she ever find Fluffy?

FRY is a very British fast-paced psychological thriller.

The Characters
Red-haired Isabel Anderson lives on a diet of tea and takeaways. She’s a junior manager at her local supermarket but she lacks ambition and her greatest passion in life is for shopping. She drinks too much, smokes too much and spends too much. She is also fiercely independent and lives alone with only her cat, Fluffy for company.

Deacon Frost is a good-natured but slightly opinionated doctor. He is well-built and used to work as a bouncer. He now lives in a beautiful beach house overlooking the sea. He ought to have everything, but he’s been single for many years.

Alicia McBride is new in town and dresses like a bedraggled orphan. She has an aura of wide-eyed innocence, but does something darker lurk beneath? What brings her to Queensbeach? And why now?

The Setting
Queensbeach is a fictional English seaside town, out of season. With all the tourists gone for winter, it feels a bit like a ghost town. The sky is almost permanently grey, making it the perfect setting for a chilling psychological thriller.

The style
FRY is a psychological thriller written in a conversational British style. If you like female led crime thrillers, then this is book is for you. It has romance, but there is also an intriguing mystery that will keep you guessing right up until the very last page.

Top of the free kindle download charts
At its launch, FRY was number one for free English language psychological thrillers on both Amazon Canada and Amazon Germany.

Other books by this author
May Queen Killers (Coming Soon)

Author: Lorna Dounaeva

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
377 reviews

Made of Steel by Ivy Smoak

Once upon a time, my name was Summer Brooks. I fell in love with a prince and my dreams went as far as the stars. I had my whole life figured out. I had my whole life in front of me. But my life wasn’t meant to be a fairy tale. Everything I knew was taken away in a flash.Broken.Lost.Abandoned.Beaten.Ten years of pain. Ten years of torture. I’m finally free. But I’m not Summer Brooks anymore. That girl died as soon as the devil himself put his hands on me. Now I live amongst the villains. They follow me like a plague. And I have a darkness inside of me that I can’t seem to escape. I lost everything, and I don’t know how to keep breathing in a city that has no stars.But even though my appearance has changed, deep down I know that a shadow of the girl I once was still remains. I don’t want to give up on my past. I just need something to hold onto. Anything. And the only one that could possibly understand is someone who knows what it’s like to hide in the shadows. Someone else who knows what it’s like to live behind a mask.The only thing I know for sure is that someone in this city is watching me. And I just hope to God it isn’t my past catching up to me.This is BOOK 1 of the Made of Steel romantic suspense series:Made of Steel (Made of Steel Series Book 1)Forged in Flames (Made of Steel Series Book 2) – coming June 13th

Author: Ivy Smoak

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
321 reviews