Novellas

Novellas

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Definition of the "Novella Genre": A novella ebook fits in between a short story and a full-length novel.  Unlike a short story, a novella has room for plot development, character growth and change, and more conflicts. However, unlike a novel, the novella typically does not have multiple perspectives, is not split into chapters, and does not have the luxury of in-depth subplots.  Novella ebooks are meant to be consumed in one sitting and take a great deal of dexterity and skill in the author drafting them.

 

Examples of bestselling and famous novellas are John Steinbeck (The Pearl), Stephen King (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption), Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Animal Farm (George Orwell).

To Lay To Rest Our Ghosts: Stories

by Caitlin Hamilton Summie

In these ten elegantly written short stories, Caitlin Hamilton Summie takes readers from WWII Kansas City to a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood in New York, and from the quiet of rural Minnesota to its pulsing Twin Cities, each time navigating the geographical boundaries that shape our lives as well as the geography of tender hearts, loss, and family bonds. Deeply moving and memorable, To Lay To Rest Our Ghosts examines the importance of family, the defining nature of place, the need for home, and the hope of reconciliation.

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The Kimberley Secret

by Gabriel Farago

When celebrated war correspondent Jack Rogan receives a phone call during a bloody battle in Afghanistan, he knows something is wrong; his father is dying. With his last breath, Rogan’s father makes a disturbing revelation that rocks his son to the core and leaves him pondering who he really is, and where he came from.  With his world turned upside down, Rogan soon finds himself irresistibly drawn into a desperate search to find his true identity, and turns to an old friend for help.

On a dangerous journey of discovery that takes him around the globe and the remote wilderness of outback Australia, Rogan follows clues hidden in unexpected places to uncover the truth. Will Rogan succeed? Will the truth – if and when he finally finds it – crush him, or will lifting the curtain of uncertainty and doubt be liberating, and finally bring peace by showing him who he really is?

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The Story of the Fox and White Rabbit: (not your ordinary fable)

by Mateja Klaric


"This book is a treasure. Magical and cautionary, like any true folktale, and filled with the deepest wisdom." Uma Valerie Carruthers

"The lesson in the story is fitting for all ages, but it does have the feel of an old European fairy tale. It will be such a joy to share it with my granddaughter when she is older." James Reeves

Are you into deep and weird? Then you should give this story a try. It will take you into the dark world of the fox who meets the magical White Rabbit and is for the first time in her ruthless life moved to tears. She becomes obsessed with him and thus the hunt begins. This is the first story in the Fox and White Rabbit series based on the Major Arcana Tarot cards - #0 stands for The Fool, which is where the fox begins her journey.

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Michael (Path of Angels Book 1)

by Patricia Josephine


There is only one path.

Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role–to hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.

But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny–give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.

Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

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Lovestruck in Fortune's Bay: A Fortune's Bay Novella

by Joslyn Westbrook

 

Like a bolt of lightning, love strikes when you least expect it. 

Chloe Davenport—America’s Queen of Romance—takes a trip to Fortune’s Bay to write the latest novel in her popular Lovestruck series. Hit by a severe case of writer’s block and a publisher’s impossible demands, she finds herself distracted by the jaw-dropping hottie who’s cocky, arrogant, and...perfectly irresistible.

Dylan Hawke is doing all he can to get over the heartache of catching his fiancée locking lips with his business partner—which includes putting up a bad boy image. When a blue-eyed beauty blows into town, he can’t help but be taken by her looks, wit, and saucy charm. But with his past tainting his perception of love, the last thing Dylan expects is to find himself Lovestruck...in Fortune’s Bay.

Travel to Fortune’s Bay from the comfort of your home and drink in the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. The sun always shines in this fictional small tourist town in the South-West of Florida and soulmates always find each other.

Make sure you don’t miss the other books in the series, Love Sparkles, A Dash Of Destiny, A Brush of Love, Secrets Of The Heart, Love Letters, and A Map To Destiny. Each is a standalone novella and they don’t have to be read in order.

 

 

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The Viscount's Son (The Viscount's Son Trilogy Book 1)

by Aderyn Wood

A DARK PARANORMAL MYSTERY NOVELLA (VAMPIRE FICTON)

'I have the most terrible feeling I will see him tonight. And if that happens, what else will come?'

Book conservator, Emma, loves historical mysteries, and when she gets her hands on a sixteenth century diary, she launches a secret online project - to transcribe the ancient text. Though Emma's colleague, Jack, believes the medieval 'diary' is a fake, Emma decides to translate the text and leave it up to her blog readers to decide. When a dark, handsome stranger comes into her life, she wonders if she should end the blog, but is it too late? Follow Emma's journey to discern the mysteries of the medieval memoir.

Fans of dark, paranormal, occult and vampire mysteries are going to love this series.

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One Night Bride

by Sarah J. Brooks

She was the reason for the wildest night of my life.
There’s only one problem, I forgot everything… except marrying her.


I’m used to my billions getting me into sh*t situations.
I should have known a night in Vegas would be no different.
But it was, thanks to one tall, gorgeous woman.
Arcadia.
Her plump, full lips as they grazed my skin,
Warm, soulful eyes watching me as I made her mine.
F*cking each other all night.
When I awoke, she was gone.
With a fresh tattoo and ring on my finger, I started my search.
I could have never guessed what I’d find,
Now her life’s in my hands. I have to protect her.
If this mafia bastard is used to getting what he wants,
He’s about to be disappointed.
Cause I protect what’s mine. Period.

I’ll keep her safe. He better be ready, I’m done playing games.

"One Night Bride" is a full length standalone romance with no cheating and no cliffhangers, but with plenty of a steam and a HEA. I've also included a preview of my billionaire romance "The Billionaire's Fake Marriage"! - Sarah J. Brooks (USA Today Bestselling Author)

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Sever

by Matt Ingwalson


Sometime toward the end of Leo Thomas' junior year, the tiny college town of Epshire became home to four axe murderers, two of them serial killers. No one could say why, exactly. And no one could make the killing stop.

Leo's no hero. He just wants to play lacrosse. Meet girls. Hang on the front porch with his best friends. But his life is about to be changed forever by an evil he can't understand.
 
Sever is a coming-of-age novella wrapped in a horror story wrapped in a love letter to college, a time when you're supposed to be invincible, a time when you're not supposed to be able to die. It's perfect for anyone who went to college in the '90s, and then had to face the horror of growing up.
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The Foreign Desk

by Alexander Clifford


Fact? Fiction? It doesn't matter. Bumbling journalist Henry Henderson is on his next assignment. This time to the sleepy skiing town of Creleon, Spain. Dispatched by his paranoid boss, Henderson goes on a quest for a weather altering machine that could change the world as we know it. Jolly japes ensue, although a storm seems to be brewing that could be his last on the foreign desk.

Expect to be charmed as you are transported to a time of chummy old-school journalists, clacking typewriters and daring adventure. Inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel and Stefan Zweig, this novella is an amusing, blustering and heartwarming romp through the mountains.

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Dawn: A Re-Imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (The Frankenstein Saga Book 3)

by Merrie Destefano

 

Frankenstein meets Dracula in this Gothic, 3-book retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic tale.

A holiday in Switzerland is supposed to lift Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s spirits. She wants to forget the past and have fun. In fact, everyone in her party is running away from one indiscretion or another—from her fiancé Percy Shelley to Lord Byron to Mary’s stepsister, Claire. But from the moment Mary arrives at Byron’s villa, she knows something is wrong. He rushes her indoors and forbids all of them to go out at night, claiming that the horrible weather has driven wild animals down from the mountains.

The only person who doesn’t seem to be running away from anything is a handsome, young Italian doctor, John Polidori. Instead, he is fervently pursuing local folk legends and a new scientific theory that claims people can be raised from the dead.

But it’s not until they all challenge one other to write ghost stories that the real danger begins. In a nightmare, Mary envisions a patchwork man animated by Galvanism and she begins writing Frankenstein. Likewise, fueled by local legends, John writes The Vampyre—one of the first vampire stories ever written.

What neither one of them knows is that they are conjuring a dark evil. Before long, all of their lives will be in danger—for neither of these characters are imaginary. Far from it.

For fans of the Netflix program, THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES, AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White, SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard, and BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA.

 

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The Berlin Affair (A Xanthe Schneider Enigma thriller Book 1)

by David Boyle


Summer, 1940.

American Xanthe Schneider finds herself catapulted into the world of British espionage, and is sent into the heart of Nazi Germany: Berlin.

Her task? To find out whether Ralph Lancing-Price – a former government minister she had known briefly in London – is a patriot or traitor.

And what of the code he talked about so abstrusely? Using her guise as an American correspondent, Xanthe sets out to find him. But not all is what it seems. Xanthe soon becomes drawn into a web of intrigue involving a project entitled "Enigma" - and she also unexpectedly falls in love.

As the weeks go by, and Germany begins to mobilise its armies, Xanthe has to question who she can trust - and how she can survive?

The Berlin Affair is a page-turning thriller, full of historical insight and dramatic reversals of fortune.

A must read for fans of Robert Harris, David Downing and Alan Furst.
 

Praise for David Boyle


‘Authentic and compelling... Boyle captures the paranoia and peril of the era.’ Roger Moorhouse, author of Berlin at War
‘The Berlin Affair is the first book in what I'm sure will prove to be a gripping series... For fans of Alan Furst and Robert Harris.’ - Richard Foreman, author of A Hero of our Time
‘Exhilarating’ - Daily Mail
‘A book that is engagingly sensitive’ Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times

David Boyle is a British author and journalist who writes mainly about history and new ideas in economics, money, business and culture. He lives in Crystal Palace, London. His books include Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma, Before Enigma, Operation Primrose,Rupert Brooke: England’s Last Patriot, Peace on Earth: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Jerusalem: England’s National Anthem, Unheard Unseen: Warfare in the Dardanelles, Towards the Setting Sun: The Race for America and The Age to Come.

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Dusk: A Re-Imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (The Frankenstein Saga Book 2)

by Merrie Destefano

 

Frankenstein meets Dracula in this Gothic, 3-book retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic tale.

A holiday in Switzerland is supposed to lift Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s spirits. She wants to forget the past and have fun. In fact, everyone in her party is running away from one indiscretion or another—from her fiancé Percy Shelley to Lord Byron to Mary’s stepsister, Claire. But from the moment Mary arrives at Byron’s villa, she knows something is wrong. He rushes her indoors and forbids all of them to go out at night, claiming that the horrible weather has driven wild animals down from the mountains.

The only person who doesn’t seem to be running away from anything is a handsome, young Italian doctor, John Polidori. Instead, he is fervently pursuing local folk legends and a new scientific theory that claims people can be raised from the dead.

But it’s not until they all challenge one other to write ghost stories that the real danger begins. In a nightmare, Mary envisions a patchwork man animated by Galvanism and she begins writing Frankenstein. Likewise, fueled by local legends, John writes The Vampyre—one of the first vampire stories ever written.

What neither one of them knows is that they are conjuring a dark evil. Before long, all of their lives will be in danger—for neither of these characters are imaginary. Far from it.

For fans of the Netflix series, THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES, and the movie, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, and the Young Adult books, AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White, and SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard.

 

 

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Tormented Heart

by John D. Ottini

A Love Story/Suspense Novelette

It’s with a heavy heart that Austin Drummond travels to Bodega Bay, California, to honor his wife’s final request and to say goodbye to a dear, sweet friend.

After spending the last three years of his life in a mental fog clouded by heartache and depression, Drummond believes he’s finally discovered a solution to alleviate his sorrow.

When a meeting with a needy young woman leads to chaotic unforeseen circumstances, Drummond must remain calm in the face of adversity in order to complete his goal.

In the end, he discovers that even when everything goes as planned, there are still things in life that are beyond his control—and that sometimes joy can be found in very unexpected places.
 

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Won by the Three Satyrs (The Children of Lilith Book 1)

by Bliss Devlin

Myth and magic meet in this sizzling reverse harem romance!

The beautiful mortal maiden Melis has been disowned and banished from her home. With nowhere else to go, she enters the Temple of Lilith, hoping that a powerful incubus lord will choose her as his companion. She doesn't expect that three immortal alpha males will break all the rules to win her as their bride!

This novella is a standalone prequel to The Children of Lilith series, and takes place about two centuries before the events in Taken by the Incubus.

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One Step Back: A Titus Ray Thriller

by Luana Ehrlich

CIA intelligence officer Titus Ray tries to recruit a nuclear scientist in Tehran.
Days later, he goes on the run from the secret police.

Titus Ray has been in Iran for the past two years trying to recruit assets willing to feed him intel on the Iranian opposition. When he unexpectedly meets Amir Madani, one of Iran's premier nuclear scientist, he can't resist the opportunity to pursue him as a CIA asset.

Although Chaman, a beautiful Iranian socialite, warns Titus to stay away from Madani, he ignores her advice and befriends the nuclear scientist. The consequences prove disastrous for Titus, and, as the secret police close in on him, he's forced to find shelter with a group of Iranian Christians, who risk their own lives to save his.

One Step Back, a Titus Ray Thriller novella, is the prequel to One Night in Tehran, Book I in the Titus Ray Thriller Series.

Here's what reviewers are saying about Titus Ray Christian Thrillers:

"I recommend these books for all who enjoy good clean fiction, especially those involving current events in the world. I like the development of the characters and their relationship. I gave it five stars for the great storyline and the characters that seem so real." -Amazon review

"The characters are very well-developed and believable. I enjoyed the way the author described Titus Ray's internal struggles and character flaws creating a very authentic main character. The story was action-packed and one is left wondering how the author could be so knowledgeable of the CIA and the work of their covert operatives." -Amazon review

Purchase this heart-stopping Christian thriller TODAY!

 

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The Legend of the Earl (Heirs of High Society) (A Regency Romance Book)

by Eleanor Meyers


Alexandra Smith always knew her place in life. 

As a forgotten child who'd grown up in one of London's better orphanages, Alex knew exactly what the future held for her:
Hard work and the company of friends who'd become her only family. .
 
When London discovers that she's the daughter of peer, the scandal has the power to change:
1- not only her future
2- but the fabric of Society itself. 
 
Justin Padmore holds a darkness.
 
This had kept him chained to the shadows for years.
When he hears of the latest scandal, he knows he has an opportunity to step out into the light.

He's ready to return to Society's good graces and what better way to do so than to offer his charitable assistance to Alex?

But unearthing the mystery of Alexandra's birth seems to unleash its own dangers...
Will they survive?
Or will Alex once again find herself right back where she began?

Alone.

Page Count: around 510 pages

 

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The Arborist

by P.T. Phronk

The terror is growing.

A tree appeared in his yard overnight. Wes’s perfect family doesn’t appreciate nature like he does, though. They don’t realize that an unearthly mystery has taken up residence in their own back yard.

Wes needs to know what it is, and where it came from, because this is no ordinary tree. It’s growing far too quickly.

Then there’s the concerning matter of the pale entity watching the house, in the dead of night, always standing by that tree. If Wes doesn’t figure this out soon, his perfect family won’t be so perfect anymore.

P.T. Phronk presents a short novel of quiet horror that will make you rethink what grows just outside your door.

This book also contains a free excerpt from P.T. Phronk’s debut novel, Stars and Other Monsters.

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The Journey of Joseph Winter: A Christmas Fairy Tale

by John Anthony

A Christmas fairy tale for all ages!

The Journey of Joseph Winter is a heartwarming holiday story in the tradition of It’s a Wonderful Life and A Miracle on 34th Street.

Joseph Winter is a good and gentle man, but he carries with him the pain and regret of a childhood mistake.

When a package mysteriously arrives on his doorstep, he is invited on a trek that defies logic.

Traveling far from his quaint home in St. Paul into the snowy landscapes of the Arctic, the journey takes him in search of the one man who may be able to help him find peace—Santa Claus.

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Harvest Moon Homecoming (Sweet Haven Farm Book 0)

by Jessie Gussman

When the high school’s float explodes five days before the National Farmer’s Day parade, Principal Calvin Finkenbinder sees his chance at the promotion to Superintendent disintegrate. Unless he enlists the help of Ellie Bright, the most annoying, disorganized and kissable woman he knows.

Standing in Principal Fink’s office, again, for driving her daughter to school late, again, Ellie is given two odious choices. Either her straight A daughter receives detention for another tardy that’s not her fault, or Ellie uses her artistic skills and helps the uptight, stringent principal build a new float.

As they scramble to construct the float in time, Ellie’s chaotic life collides with Fink’s methodical plans. A tangle of arguments and decorations leads to a stolen kiss. Underneath their long established animosity is an unexpected passion that threatens to ruin more than just a school float.

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A Heart of Flesh: An Arrow's Flight Novella (Arrow's Flight Novellas Book 2)

by Casey Hays

For Justin Phillips, every single step is unpredictable.

He spends his days teaching self-control to five tiny, yet dangerous toddlers. Injected with an advanced mixture of the Serum, they are the last of Eden’s legacy. The Indestructibles.

His commitment to train them has put his own life on hold, and their slow progress frustrates him. Soon, an anger begins to harden his heart—to eat at his soul. Anger at Ian for leaving him to do all the work. Anger at his father for destroying his dreams of a different life. Anger at God for not answering.

His only comfort is Diana. His friend, his constant in the storm, she keeps him centered, focused.

He's afraid to let himself love her.

When his Aunt Penelope discovers some unusual activity in the Serum, things heat up fast, and Justin finds himself running against time to save the children. But before he can save anyone, he must let go of his fears.

He must trade in his heart of stone for the one God has waiting for him.

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