Devil’s Bestiary by Amanda Creamer

From Zombie penguins to vampire monkeys this collection of short stories is sure to keep you up at night, walking through a zoo of horrors with each story. The Devi’ls Beastiary is a new twist on the old movie monsters from a simpler time when black and white was popular and monsters lived under your bed.

Author: Amanda Creamer

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

God Is A Black Woman – The 9 Meditations of the Queen’s Chamber. (The Lost Words Book 2) by Douglas Rugambwa

You’re ratchet. You’re ugly. You’re pathetic. Straighten your hair. Your Afro is taking up too much space. Why did God make black people anyway?Go back to Afrika!Burnt roach!You’re black because you’re cursed, it’s karma from your last life. You always look angry. Hey there … that’s just noise. The Goddess is waiting within. God Is A Black Woman – The 9 Poetic Meditations from the Queen’s Chamber. (Poetry). Get it now.

Author: Douglas Rugambwa

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Finding Home: A Short Story by Nicki Greenwood

Sometimes life’s most tragic events help you find your way. When Cecilia Marsh returns to Langley Mills, Wisconsin after the death of her father, she rediscovers a town that hasn’t forgotten her. Through a tapestry of memories, she begins to understand that roots, while invisible, run very deep indeed. An original short story and 2008 winner of the Rebecca Eddy Memorial Award.

Author: Nicki Greenwood

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

No Name Inn: A Romantic Short Story #1 by Cyndi Raye

No Name Inn, a cozy Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Key West is the setting for this romantic short story.

35 years ago Leeanne fell in love with Jack Casey, a rising star of the wrestling world. A summer romance began, resulting in a parting of ways. This is the story of how they met and fell in love during one summer in Key West, of how they loved and lost and were reunited after 35 years, of secrets that needed to come out and forgiveness from the heart.

Is their love still strong enough to make it work this time?

This romantic short story is the first in a series of short reads about those who fall in love at the No Name Inn. If you’ve read the Escape series starring Joshua and Sara, you will find the No Name Inn was created in Key West Wild, book #1, which is free to download. But you don’t need to read that series to enjoy these stories of romance and love.

Author: Cyndi Raye

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Curious Men: He-time Tales (Me-Time/He-time Book 2) by Rosalind Minett

Something different! The companion volume to Me-Time Tales: tea breaks for mature women and curious men. “Entering Rosalind Minett’s fictional world is like taking a journey with an old and trusted friend. There’s an abundance of wit and a quiet lyricism in her writing which reveals itself in the clarity of her language. The right word in the right place seems never more appropriate. Minett’s fictional world mirrors reality but in a daring manner, mainly because she casts light on the quirks and foibles of what it is to be human, revealing hidden fantasies and desires.  From the man whose passion is for probing the intimate parts of machines which suck and cut, to the secretive Sunday bonfire king right through to a character’s determination to discover the meaning of life before chairs. Minett’s accurate eye is like a searchlight, seeking out the darker shadings.” – Eileen Casey (Multi-award winning Irish author)The curious men now have their say…or at least they try to, between invasive female comments. A collection of unusual short stories, sober, bizarre or cunningly funny, featuring men of different ages and stages and eras. Each story reveals a differently curious man. Who doesn’t have curious habits, weaknesses, features, beliefs—even feelings? Men tend to keep these to themselves, or not to be aware of them. These stories delve into their secrets. One or two are bleak. More are blissfully weird.The first man is passionate about the inanimate. The next takes his curiosity to the farthest geographic extremes. Brian can’t choke out essential news everyone is hanging on for. Sidney wends his desolate way towards a secret retribution.If Hugh had kept his parts secret he might appeal more to women. The therapist has a serial secret-keeper on his hands. These are some of the stories you’ll read in Curious Men but then the stories are invaded by the mature women! Men know how this feels.

Author: Rosalind Minett

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Falling Man by William H. Duryea

An agonizing reflection on a society of shared post-traumatic stress. (No, that’s not it.) A highly personal chronicle of learned helplessness and depression. (Not quite.)A series of agnostic parables, morals not included. (Don’t get cute with me.) Another childish white male temper tantrum. (There, you got it)Falling Man is a collection of 34 pieces of short prose and poetry about mental illness, suicide, and the incoherent nightmare of early 21st Century life. The works included touch on moments of recent historical trauma ranging from the Charleston church massacre (“Storm Roof”) to 9/11 (“Falling Man”) to the Trump presidency (“The White House at Night”) as well as the smaller pains and humiliations of daily life. Or, in other words: more sad garbage from an entitled millennial. Enjoy.

Author: William H. Duryea

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

When Words Matter by Jacie Middlemann

Linda read over the opinion piece a friend had emailed her. She didn’t have to read far to know she was in complete agreement with the author’s assessment of the recent gathering that had taken place in several locations including her own small community. With a few quick and easy clicks on her computer she sent it to her social media network page.Jenna wasn’t certain she agreed with all the many viewpoints held by those she’d met throughout the day. But it had been so exciting to be there with her friends…to be part of such a huge event that in its way felt like it really meant something…at least to her.This is a story about the undeniable strength of family even during difficult times of discord and disagreements. When Words Matter is about two people who know what’s really important no matter the differences that separate them.

Author: Jacie Middlemann

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The French Love Pastry and Her Tale in the Sand: A Dip into the Byblos Foretold Novaplex by M.E. Meegs

Once upon a time, on the north coast of France, a callipygian chambermaid set her sights on a rich American with a fetish. It’s the spring of 1903, and the coy Nicole—intoxicated by a combination of youthful infatuation and ageless avarice—puts all her most promising parts to work. But it’s not by her comely tail she’ll win this learned lad’s heart, for his obsession runs deeper—or, at least, further down….

Reminiscent of the tales comprising The Decameron, this singular story recounts yet another skirmish in the age-old battle of the sexes, and then betters Boccaccio by adding a pair of instructive morals, à la: If you lead him by the nose, be sure to check the porridge for parts.

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Author: M.E. Meegs

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Case of the Missing Will (A Hercule Poirot Short Story) by Agatha Christie

When Andrew Marsh dies he leaves behind a charming and ingenious problem for Poirot. In his will he has left his niece all of his wealth. But only for one year. After that it will all be given to charity and she will be left penniless. Unless they solve the mystery Mr Marsh has left behind…

Author: Agatha Christie

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews