Posts Tagged Short Stories
The Color of Lies: (Pandora’s Box series) Episode I
by Perri Forrest
Genre: African-American/Short Stories/Erotica
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Laura Warren loves her husband Erik unconditionally. She has made many sacrifices in the name of that love. Those sacrifices include the decision to put her professional career on hold so that she could focus solely, on being a devoted wife. But after six years of marriage, Laura has begun to feel that Erik is detaching. She fears that he may be stepping out on her, and involving himself in extramarital activities. Initially, Laura dismisses the lingering thoughts of deception. However, the pull of intuition is far greater than her desire to turn the other cheek. Ready or not, she decides that she can no longer run from the nagging feeling that something is wrong. She has to know . . .
Enter Brooklyn Kellogg, the beautiful owner of the Pandora’s Box agency. While Brooklyn’s motto is, “Innocent until proven filthy,” she knows that the ‘filthy’ is usually the end result. Brooklyn, who knows a thing or two about being the woman scorned, founded Pandora’s Box so that she could help the unsuspecting get to the bottom of the lies. With her trusted security team and beautiful decoys, Brooklyn’s business is the business of bringing a cheater’s lying ways out into the open.
Going into Pandora’s Box, Laura hopes for the best . . . but prepares for the worst. What will the end result be? Will it be a case of intuition gone wrong, or will Laura’s suspicions be positively confirmed?
Their marriage hangs in the balance, but on this wind battered Christmas Eve, a miracle is born…
When Ellie hooked up with world renowned neurosurgeon, Peter Medeci, aka ‘Prince Charming’, she thought her dreams had come true. But the demands of being the model wife to his career triggers a mutiny within her and she decides to ditch the ‘royal’ life until he sees her as more than his bedroom playmate.
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Author Bio – Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance, and romantic comedies w/a divine twist for HarperImpulse. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America. Sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach make everyday a celebration!
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Miserable Holiday Stories
by Alex Bernstein
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Short Stories
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Why wait for Christmas when you can be miserable all year long! Author and humorist Alex Bernstein presents a collection of quirky, bittersweet tales calculated to ruin even the most blessed festivities. Featuring the Glimmer Train finalist (but not winner) “Brownie Mix”, the infamous chapter-book parody “The #$@!# Bicycle Boys Save Christmas, Again!”, the never-before-printed “Blue Christmas”, and stories previously appearing in such eclectic journals as The Big Jewel, Litro, Corvus, eFiction, Dysfunctional Family Story, The Legendary, Blue Print Review, and Hobo Pancakes, Miserable Holiday Stories is the perfect gift for that special someone you’d rather not ever hear from again.
Making Changes: Four women, four new captivating short stories
by Mary Grand
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Short Stories
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Four captivating short stories by Mary Grand, author of best selling anthology Catching the Light., culminating in the beautiful Christmas story Holly’s Perfect Christmas? Holly’s plans for her dream Christmas at an idyllic cottage in Snowdonia. are disrupted when other family members join the party. Then the spiteful anonymous texts start to arrive… Find out how Holly’s Christmas can be even better than she imagined.
Four stories, four women making changes that will alter their lives for ever.
Give and Take
Days before her wedding, hairdresser Lisa has a huge row with her fiancé. He tells her she is over-reacting, so why does Lisa feel devastated? As Lisa listens to the two sides of a couple’s marital problems in the salon, she begins to find answers.
Looking at the remains of the fire in her beautiful new kitchen, Ruth is very frightened and confused. Since moving with her new husband to Worthing nothing in her life makes sense. What is happening to her?
The Right Shoes
After a devastating family tragedy, Emma moved with her minister husband and daughter to the run down seaside resort of Ruxton. She refuses to talk to anyone about it: no-one will understand. Can a new friendship and a new puppy help Emma and her family heal and make a fresh start?
Holly’s Perfect Christmas?
Holly plans her dream Christmas at an idyllic cottage in Snowdonia. However her partner’s difficult teenage daughter, ex-wife and new husband join them and then the spiteful anonymous texts start to arrive. Can Holly still have her perfect Christmas?
Also included in Making Changes is an excerpt from the author’s latest full length novel, Hidden Chapters.
Haunted by the death of Aled at Worm’s Head, his sister Catrin returns to prepare the family home for sale, accompanied by her adopted Deaf daughter, Bethan. A web of lies and secrets spun by Catrin’s father slowly starts to unravel. Catrin, facing a crisis in her marriage, discovers that she must face this past if she is to heal and take control of her future.
PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction) Short story prequel to DOG BONE SOUP
by Bette A Stevens
Genre: Historical Fiction/Action Adventure/Short Story
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It’s PURE TRASH (Historical Fiction/short story), a Compelling Prequel to the novel DOG BONE SOUP. The year is 1955. Remember the Good Old Days? You know, the 1950s and ‘60s, when America was flying high. The All American Family lived a life filled with hopes and dreams and life’s necessities too. Shawn Daniels isn’t your typical American Boomer Boy. No, Shawn is a poor boy. He can’t join Boy Scouts or sports teams. There’s not even enough money for necessities. Besides, Shawn doesn’t have time for that. But when chores are done, there’s always fishing!
In this short story, Shawn and Willie Daniels are off on a Saturday adventure in search of trash to turn into treasure. It is going to be a great day. Shawn is sure of it. No school and no bullies to remind him that he’s not one of the crowd. This is a story about bullies and what it’s like to be bullied (and not just by kids). It may redefine your definition of bullying. If you were a child who was thought of as “different” in some way, you know what bullying is about: torment, persecution, intimidation, to name a few of its synonyms. For Shawn and Willie, their difference was based upon the social status of a dysfunctional family and the alcoholism and abject poverty in which they grew up.
Harry Danced Divinely (Gifford Street Stories)
by Marian D. Schwartz
Genre: Historical Fiction/Short Stories/Anthology
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There is a myth that the 1950’s were a simpler time.
Family life is never simple.
The Whittakers are stunned when their trusted nanny, Meddie, suddenly leaves without giving notice. Meddie always knows everything before everyone else. What does she know that she isn’t willing to tell them?
The trouble between Stan and Adele Heussler might have started when Adele backed Stan’s car into their house. Or did it start when they bought an antique Queen Anne bedroom set?
Dale Kenway comes home with a medal after fighting in the Korean War. The neighbors are calling him a hero, but there is a reason he doesn’t feel like one.
Nothing–absolutely nothing–can prepare you for the shocking public lesson that Lillian Levinson teaches her spoiled adult son because she doesn’t have a tea bag.
The neighbors reappear from story to story, just like they do in any neighborhood. After you settle in on Giffort Street, you won’t want to leave!