The Only Secret Left to Keep
Coming in September - A Ngaire Blakes Mystery #3
Close to the Bones
Eleven talented authors. Eleven remarkable thrill rides. One incredible thriller collection.
From the frozen waste to a tropical paradise, nowhere is safe. Nearly 350 pages of thriller short stories to capture your imagination and keep you on the edge of your seat. Start at the beginning and you may find that you can’t stop until you’ve reached the end.
Ivy Kingdom’s Not-So-Fairytale Boxset
Ivy Kingdom has never been known for happy endings.
For a thousand years, Ivy Kingdom had been ruled by a family of tyrants. First-born males who slant the laws into their favor and pillage whatever they want from the world. Over time, the importance of females has eroded into an afterthought. A woman’s physical presence is one more commodity that can be discarded and replaced.
Until a lazy wolf kick starts a chain of events that might lead to a quiet revolution. Join him and the three brave women who’ll take center stage in this evolving landscape. A stepsister, a witch, and a useless old woman abandoned by her family to die.
If their individual battles result in overturning a blighted legacy, then perhaps this rotten kingdom might finally win a joyful epilogue.
Just don’t expect a smiling princess to walk arm in arm up a wedding aisle.
Sleeping Beauty’s Not-So-Weak Prince
All the stories you hear about me, they’re just fairy tales.
The people of this kingdom spout nothing but fanciful lies. I’m the hero of this chapter, whether anybody knows it. I fought a valiant battle and took the princess as my prize.
You might not know it to look at me but once upon a time, I was fit and strong. A prince among men, even before I was the prince regent. Despite the fabrications that the laws of succession are changing, I know that one day soon I will be King.
When that happens, nothing will be able to stop me. I’ll be the most powerful man in the world and the words I tell you today, they’re the ones that will be recorded in posterity. Just wait and see.
Ruling Ivy Kingdom will be my happy ending.
Annabelle’s day is painfully hard, watching the love of her life marry her best friend. When the adorable Martin literally stumbles into her path, he sows seeds of joy that might have a chance to blossom.
But with emotions running high and inhibitions dipping low, can Annabelle keep her secret guise hidden? Or will the monstrous reality that caused her last breakup come bursting out in a shameful display?
Snow White’s Not-So-Evil Stepmother: a Grimmer Fairy Tale
Do you have what it takes to be a princess?
If you enjoy being locked in a tower room for punishment, surrounded by nothing but gray brickwork while your life fades like a sepia-toned photograph, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity of a lifetime!
Are you good at parties? Do you like socializing and dancing? If you answered NO, you’re just the girl we’re looking for.
If somebody catches your eye, befuddles your brain, makes your heartbeat pound like timpani at the back of the orchestra, do YOU have the experience necessary to forsake them? Our successful candidate will need to stick fast to her role rather than running off to steal forbidden kisses under the moonlight.
Although this job isn’t paid, you can rest assured we will provide you with enough mundane tasks to fill your entire day. Settle into the comfortable routine, and you’ll never have to think for yourself again. Even better, if you apply now, you’ll have the opportunity to memorize twelve volumes of outdated rules and regulations.
Yes, this role has it all, but do you? If you think you have what it takes to be the dutiful toe-the-line princess of Ivy Kingdom, then scroll up to fill out an application today!
Legal Disclaimer: Ivy Kingdom isn’t known for happy endings.
Summer of Magic - featuring The First Imprint: the Dark Imprint series
The dead die but their memories live on.
When teenager Bretta Ariel advertises her services in the local paper, it’s a last-ditch effort to raise money to support her ailing father. Channeling the memories of the dead is dangerous but like every undesirable job, it’s a way to raise quick cash.
With an electricity meter hungry for new coins and an unpaid landlord hovering, Bretta must step into the imprint of a dead man to satisfy his wife’s request. If successful, she will generate a sizable reward and might even land a new career. But, as her father’s crumbling psyche demonstrates, she might also lose her mind.
All I Want for Christmas: a Ngaire Blakes Mystery
The Christchurch Police are on the hunt for a runaway toddler on a heatstruck Christmas morning. Fears for young Emily’s safety are well-placed - her parent’s home is situated between a fast-flowing river and a row of earthquake abandoned houses.
When an eye-witness reports a man walking a young girl away from the scene, a new specter raises its head. Can Detective Ngaire Blakes beat the ticking time-bomb and rescue Emily before Christmas Day turns from a celebration into a nightmare?
Hansel & Gretel’s Not-So-Old Crone: a Grimmer Fairy Tale
Life in a gingerbread house isn’t easy.
Overwhelmed by frightening choices, and battling sweet-toothed children determined to win her house as their prize, Isobel must draw on her courage and common sense if she’s to stand a chance of survival.
The Hare’s Not-So-Spiky Hedgehog: a Grimmer Fairy Tale
In this brave new world, it’s hard to be a hedgehog.
People look down on you because of your weird headdress, your strange customs, the family rituals that date back a thousand years. So when our hedgehog finds a good job with a decent wage, she’ll do anything to hang onto it. But with longer hours demanded by a bigoted boss, she’s on the edge of losing everything. If she does, her daughter will be condemned to live the same hard life she and her husband have struggled through.
Working 24/7 isn’t a reality that any person can practice, but is it possible that a married pair of hedgehogs can turn their biggest impediment into their greatest strength?
Cinderella’s Not-So-Ugly Stepsister
Everybody in the kingdom has heard the tale of Cinderella. A beautiful girl, a discarded shoe, and the winning of a handsome prince’s heart.
Well, that’s not my story. It’s not Cinderella’s either. To give them credit, the royal family’s spin doctors are wonderfully skilled at creating juicy propaganda. Who wouldn’t prefer that fairy tale of fake news when you compare it with the truth?
But I was there. I lived with her. I know every last detail of what happened. So, if you want the real story listen closely but be warned: Ivy Kingdom isn’t known for happy endings...
Red Riding Hood’s Not-So-Bad Big Wolf
Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Arrested and put on trial for his life, a frightened wolf is desperate to tell his side of the story. You may have heard tales of a vulnerable girl dressed in red, proudly taking a basket to her lonely grandmother. You may have heard of evil plans and a costume misdirection. You may even have heard of a terrifying wolf who fitted two people into a rabbit-sized belly.
Lies. You’ve been fooled with wicked lies.
So, listen now while the wolf is talking and pay him due attention. Who knows if he’ll survive to recite his fearful tale again?
My name is Lou Lind and from the moment I stepped into Areanna and Lindsay Thea’s living room, the stink of an unsolvable crime was hanging in the air. A smash and grab raid had prised their young son from his bedroom, and despite the shattered glass, the couple swore they’d slept through the whole thing.
Fair enough. You can’t cure stupid.
Sometimes regret can burn brighter than the stars…
After watching as her world crumbled beneath her, Kearyn could only guess at what might come next. And she’s not alone. With an undetectable virus, one that spread across the planet’s surface, now making its way aboard the spacecraft meant to carry her into the unknown depths of space, Kearyn finds that the key to the knowledge of her uncertain future lies in the hands of an old acquaintance.
Join the fun as twenty-one Sci-fi authors take on the Chapter Relay Challenge. With each author contributing a single chapter, they take the dare to work together to create an intriguing, full-fledged novel with masterful precision.
Looking for a good book to curl up with through the cold and lonely winter? Then look no further! This volume contains a dozen winter-themed stories by Kindle Press Authors writing in the worlds of their longer works. There are romances, action and adventure, intrigue, and even a few scary stories to get you through the long and cold nights.
So grab a copy and come along. Who knows? You might just find your next favorite author!