The Moon Souls. An Urban Fantasy Short Story

Rina Grant is a France-based Russian author who writes in English. Her short stories appeared in Sorcerous Signals, Bewildering Stories, The Milky Way (Israel) and other spec fic publications. Last year, she finally attempted to write in her native Russian language, and her first novel, The Astronauts, is due to come out this July in Astrel, Russia's leading SF publishing house.

The Moon Souls was first published in Sorcerous Signals, 2007, as The City of Eternal Hope.

Bhasset, a female demon, seeks friendship of a little boy called Tim in order to make him the new puppet ruler of the human race. But Tim sticks with her only to rescue his mother, a prisoner in the demonic City of Eternal Hope.

Huntress Moon

From Thriller Award-winning author Alexandra Sokoloff

A new series about an FBI agent's hunt for that most rare of all killers: a female serial.

FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is closing in on a bust of a major criminal organization in San Francisco when he witnesses an undercover member of his team killed right in front of him on a busy street, an accident Roarke can't believe is coincidental. His suspicions put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman he glimpsed on the sidewalk behind his agent, who appears to have been present at each scene of a years-long string of "accidents" and murders.

Roarke's hunt for her takes him across three states...while in a small coastal town, a young father and his five-year old son, both wounded from a recent divorce, encounter a lost and compelling young woman on the beach and strike up an unlikely friendship without realizing how deadly she may be.

As Roarke uncovers the shocking truth of her background, he realizes she is on a mission of her own, and must race to capture her before more blood is shed.

"Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre."
-- The New York Times Book Review

Working the Hard Side of the Street – LA Cab Stories, Vol. I

Hi Adam,

The above collection is currently available on Amazon's Kindle for a mere
99 cents per download: 8 taxicab adventures, about 22000 words.

I apologize if there is anything I overlooked here, or did not get to. Am not very good at this hi-tech stuff at all.

Thanks for helping to promote books and reading.


Kirk Alex,
author of Working the Hard Side of the Street –
LA Cab Stories, Vol. I

Filthy Smut (Volume 1): 37 Erotic XXX Stories

A few of my favorite authors and I have gotten together and released a HUUGE collection of our erotica stories. There are stories in here for any and every naughty taste. We hope you like it!

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Teaching the Stepsister a Lesson by Harriet Lovelace
Myra is the type of drop-dead gorgeous girl who knows she's hot and uses it to wrap men around her little finger. David, her stepbrother, is no exception. But what happens when she pushes David just a little too far?
The Client by Stephanie Silvers
Katie has been assigned to win a contract from a prominent client, Mr. Banks. Katie knows that they need his business for them to survive. When he suggests that she can earn the contract for her company if she "plays a game" with him, her interest is piqued. Though she is nervous about it, she can't help but be attracted to Mr. Banks and decides to take a chance. Katie doesn't realize just how far she will be pushed before she gets what she wants…
He walked in, enjoying his view of me, sweaty, desperate, dirty. I panted softly, too tired to make a cutting remark about how long he had been away. He walked towards me, a paper bag in his other hand, casually throwing it onto the bed. His brown eyes bore into my as he eased his hand between my legs, feeling the slippery heat. I gasped as his fingers slid up and down my slit, spreading the wetness. I arched my back, eager for his fingers to slide into my hungry lips.

Sapphic Dorm: by KT Lynn
Jessica's dorm-mate, Melinda, has been hitting on her for the better part of a year. Jessica keeps turning her away, but one night, Jessica accidentally walks in on Melinda in the bathroom. When Melinda comes on stronger than ever, will Jessica resist or end up succumbing to experimenting?


1. The Collar
2. The Physical Exam
3. Distance Education
4. The Painter
5. Teaching Stepsister a Lesson
6. Nightshift at the Hospital
7. Sapphic Dorm
8. It's a Small World After All
9. Honey
10. The Client
11. Pool Boy
12. Clinical Trials
13. The Reporter (The New Dom Series)
14. The Lesson (The New Dom Series)
15. The New Girl (The New Dom Series)
16. The Reversal (The New Dom Series)
17. Seven Minutes in Heaven
18. The Gift
19. The Roommate
20. First Camping Trip
21. Carnal Dreams
22. First Waxing
23. A Quick Read
24. Fantasies
25. Franky's First Day At School Part 1
26. Franky's First Day At School Part 2
27. Just Another Subway Ride
28. En Garde
29. TextPals
30. With Great Power
31. Office Hours
32. Sketches
33. Sector B63
34. The Slave Within
35. The Dare
36. Ms. Molly Patterson
37. The Devil's Tongue

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Scorpion: Sting

The funny thing about my new eBook is that these days when I catch a story in the news or read a link on my yahoo page, I immediately think of my main character. She goes by Dada codename Scorpion. She's a super hero of sorts, going undercover, kind of like the A-Team with a female Hannibal. I love that she chooses her cases based on the underdog. It seems cliche, but she really is a person that fights evil. She's an avid dog lover, she meditates, practices yoga, balances & strengthens her chi and loves her crew fiercely. She is someone you would want on your team and if not for her secret job, she would be your best friend. When the time comes, she uses her favorite saying learned from the school where she was trained, Dirt Academy. While there, they would tell her the best way to get out of a situation in the field and turn it back to your advantage is either with charm or to disarm. With her looks, personality and instinct, she can definitely charm.

June Sadler

DADA code name Scorpion is head of a trio of rogue outcasts in a clandestine organization known as the Consortium. After years of being sequestered in a sub dwelling within the confines of Consortium headquarters unfairly punished for a case gone wrong her time has been spent creating the Burrow. Dada once thought she worked for a group that maintains the balance of good in the world, until she was set up as a scapegoat. A secret mentor on the inside has been steadily supplying her with equipment, gadgets and tools for the Burrow where Dada soon discovers multiple enemies in cahoots against her utilizing Consortium resources to destroy her once and for all.

How to sell a book

Writing a book is a long and painful process, and you are probably well aware of this fact. However, when you finally are finished and your self-published book is ready, you are facing an another big challenge - how to sell a book.

It is not easy. A few years ago what an author could do was hopefully nag publishing companies with his priceless work of art, believing that somebody will see brilliance of it and publish it. Today, everyone can self-publish their work on Amazon and other companies, and be a succesful self-published author on his own. Unfortunately, this means that your book will have to compete with thousands of other books. So now the most important step is the question - how to sell a book? How to market a self-published kindle book?

 In fact, the formula for this is really simple. Because you are selling an ebook, you have to promote and sell it where people buy it - in the web. You must identify a market for your book, for example if you have written a cookbook you have to find a place where cooking enthusiasts are present in the web - it can be cooking and recipes websites and blogs. Finally, what you have to do, is try to negotiate to put info about your book on these sites.

And that's it! The more places will hold info about your kindle book, the more people will know about it, and if it is good, for sure some readers will buy it. Here on Goodkindles, we accept information about self-published books - please feel free to send article about your book and it will be published here. We wish you luck with selling your book!

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Skid Out (#0.5 Heavy Influence)

First love. Music. It's all about the band, until the girl next door! Indie Author, Ann Marie Frohoff, is racking up 5-star reviews with her prequel novella, SKID OUT, the teaser book to her Heavy Influence Trilogy! Get your taste today.  The book comes with a song too, don't miss out! 

Intense and reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse. Follow their journey through temptation, deception & forbidden love.

17 year old high school senior, Jake Masters, front man of a rising rock band, finds new interest in his younger freshman next door neighbor Alyssa Montgomery. Their relationship breaks hearts; stirs jealousy and band infighting. When they're brought to new found awareness of body and soul, will rightful boundaries be crossed? Will the right decisions and choices, which are detrimental to the band and its future, be made through the haze of infatuation? Will Jake's absences on the road lead to another filling his shoes? Jake and Alyssa's lifelong friendships are strained and tested; secrets are kept, admitted and shared. Family bonds are broken, as others grow stronger. Who knew a first love could cause so many problems? Then again, in their eyes, there are no problems as long as they're together. In the end, will his new found muse bring down everything he's worked so hard to achieve or will she inspire positive creative change; that will carry him and his band to stardom.

*Included in the purchase price, this novella comes with an original song as printed on the pages of the book. To receive your Mp3 download of "Transpose" by Bad Suns, please email your order receipt number to: and it will be promptly sent! Thank you!

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait is my first attempt at writing erotica. I like stories of self discovery, and this very much follows that pattern, as the main character Jess learns what it is she really wants. It also taps into the kind of extensive foreplay and teasing that really turns me on. It's only a novelette, clocking in at nearly 11,000 words, but it packs a punch. I like my erotica hot, so if you're looking for something to really rev your engine, this should be just the ticket. I hope you enjoy!


A girl can't always get what she wants...

By all appearances, Jess has a perfect marriage. Her husband Dan is gorgeous, successful and he gives her everything she could ever want. But Jess has always felt like there's something missing, some desire that he can't quite fulfill.

When she meets the mysterious Angelo, she is instantly drawn to him. He's handsome, confident and his fascination with foreplay leaves her begging for more. He leads her down a path of submission and tantalizing sexual denial that opens her eyes to one simple truth: sometimes it's better not to get what you want.

But as her attraction to Angelo grows, she is faced with an impossible question. How do you choose between the man you love and the man that knows just what you need?



Hello all. My name is S.D. Rasheed and I'm the author of Linaje.
The story of Linaje follows four young survivors who have narrowly escaped Planet Earth's destruction. A plasma cloud of mysterious origins has engulfed the planet and the Milky Way in a matter of minutes. With the silent wave on a path of destruction throughout the known universe, Dain, Kalina, F.U.I and Brisa know it's only a matter a time before they run out of space and fuel.

When a cruise liner ( The Saint Croix ) responding to a distress beacon sent from their civilian space craft plucks them from space the four believe their troubles are behind them for the time being. Unfortunately The St. Croix is enroute back to Earth and straight for the plasma cloud. Can the group convince the ship's captain to turn around before it's too late? And what does a mysterious elderly woman on board The St. Croix know about the cloud of destruction that has befallen the universe?

N. M. Bronson at calls Linaje a unique sci-fi story and gave it a 4/5. You can purchase Linaje now at


Good afternoon on this hot muggy day (here in the middle of the country)

I wanted to remind you that my novel, HONEYMOON WITH HARRY, is free in kindle-version this weekend 6/16 and 6/17 on 

The movie rights to HONEYMOON WITH HARRY were bought whent he book was in galleys.  Oscar winner Paul Haggis adapted the screenplay from my book and Bradley Cooper is interested in starring and making HARRY his directorial debut.   This book has been one of the most discussed and beloved novels in Hollywood for the last few years...and I'm glad to be getting it out so that the novel can stand on its own.
HONEYMOON WITH HARRY is the hilarious and tragic story of two men in love with the same woman.  One is her fiancee, Todd, the other is her overly-protective father, Harry.  When the unthinkable occurs, these two men, they go on the "honeymoon" together to deal with the huge loss in both their lives.  These two enemies must find a common ground to help each other to survive this tragedy and move forward with their lives.
If there's anything you can do to mention the book, I would be deeply appreciate.  Especially this weekend when the book is free in kindle-version.
Thanks so much.
Bart Baker   


Hi, I original wrote this as a spec screenplay and wanted Alyson Hannigan to play Janine, but Hollywood hasn't come calling yet.

January 24th 2059: The exploration ships Intrepid and Valiant set sail on the first mission to Proxima Centauri. Finally the stars were within our reach. We would step out onto unexplored worlds, in our quest to reach out into the galaxy in search of exciting discoveries and new life.
Mission Commander Donald Lewis promised his daughter Janine that he would return from the nineteen month mission in plenty of time for her twenty first birthday.

He never came home.

Janine vowed to discover her father's fate, no matter what it might cost her. This is a quest that will test young Janine's courage and resolve to their very limits. A journey fraught with massive obstacles and terrible dangers at every turn.

This is the first instalment in the epic series '59.

Link to

Kindle books review

In this short post I will try to give you some reasons why getting self published kindle book reviews is a very important factor in promoting sales of your book:

1. Reviews indicate that somebody has already read your book and that he has taken his time to comment it.

2. Positive kindle book reviews (four or five stars) encourage other readers to buy your book.

3. Reviews often contain ways of looking at your book that you yourself would never think of, and can inspire you immensely.

4. Reviews can greatly improve the visibility of your Kindle book on amazon, for example if readers use the "sort by review" option

5. Kindle book is an interactive object and ways of bringing customers to it's page on amazon are also interactive. Readers can come to your book via route of reading reviews of the same author.

6. Getting reviews can also point out some typos and errors in your book and encourage you to polish it if necessary.

-- GoodKindles - best kindle book reviews!

Night of the Purple Moon

The protagonists in Night of the Purple Moon are thirteen years old. This arguably positions the 190-page novel as straddling the Middle Grade / Young Adult line. However, I am aware of only one person under the age of twenty who has read  the book. She is twelve years old and she reported loving it. She also said that she "cried two pounds of tears". Many other readers in
their reviews have mentioned they are in their 30's, 40's, and 50's – Scott Cramer
Space germs decimate the adult population. Who will survive?

For months, astronomers have been predicting that Earth will pass through the tail of a comet. They say that people will see colorful sunsets and, best of all, a purple moon.

But nobody has predicted the lightning-fast epidemic that sweeps across the planet on the night of the purple moon. The comet brings space dust with it that contains germs that attack human hormones. Older teens and adults die within hours of exposure.

On a small island off the coast of Maine, a group of teens and children struggle to survive in this new world, but all the while they have inside them a ticking time bomb — adolescence.


Come experience the book Amazon readers are calling "imaginative and polished," "a fast, entertaining read," "terrific, well written and interesting from start to finish," and "a great story, hands down" -- Nolander, the first book in the new contemporary fantasy series Emanations.

"I've always loved the idea of passage between worlds," says author Becca Mills. "Stepping through a wardrobe into Narnia, flying to Neverland ... these are the stories I loved as a kid. But I always used to ask myself, 'How did that other-world come into being?' When I decided to write my own book, I imagined an other-world generated by the desires of Earth's creatures -- not just human beings, but everything from algae on up. What would it look like? Not a single, smooth realm, I realized, but countless, overlapping layers, connected but unique." Mills laughs. "Sort of like phyllo dough! It made sense to me. After all, why should people have all the fun? Why shouldn't earthworms have an other-world, too? Why shouldn't dinosaurs?"

You can catch Becca Mills on her blog, The Active Voice.

Nolander Synopsis:

Of all the beings that have lived on Earth, what if just a few had the power to make new realities, according to their desires? What would they create? The Second Emanation. A shadow world where ancient creatures persist, where humanity's dominance is far less certain, where wonder competes with horror. A world like an autumn forest, its realities as multiple and layered as fallen leaves. The world that gives us our gods.

In Nolander, the Second Emanation crosses paths with a seemingly ordinary young woman from the American Midwest. It'll never be the same again.

Amateur photographer Beth Ryder sees plenty wrong with her life. At twenty-three, she feels trapped in her small Wisconsin town. The guy she's been seeing lately wants nothing more to do with her, and her sister-in-law is doing her best to push Beth out of the family.

Then one day, Beth takes a picture no one can explain. Her quest for answers leads her far from her small-town roots and opens her eyes to the unseen world around her. Sucked into a dangerous organization responsible for policing visitors from Earth's shadow world, Beth discovers that humanity is far from alone, and that its fellow creatures, many endowed with disturbing abilities, do not wish it well.

As events spin out of her control, Beth must leave her restrictive but safe life behind. Thrown into a frightening new world, she struggles not to surrender more than she can bear to lose, and not to become something she can't bear to be.


Reviewers have given this book a 4.7-star average. Nolander is available from Amazon:

Franklin Asylum

There are some seriously sick people in the world. Some of them are locked up in Franklin Asylum. Some of them hold the keys.

Alone, his whole family dead, certain that he is losing it, Danny checks himself into a safe place to recoup and try and get his life back together.

All he wants is a little time and space to think about where he's going and what life holds for him next.

Safe isn't always what it appears to be. Quiet can be an illusion. Sometimes the only one you can rely on is yourself.

Sometimes getting in is easier than getting out.

This 5-Star Psycho Thriller is available at Amazon

Honeymoon With Harry

Hello, my name is Bart Baker and this is the information about my novel HONEYMOON WITH HARRY ---

first some interesting background and then the description of the book.  The cover is attached.  Thanks!!!   Bart

The movie rights to Honeymoon With Harry were bought by New Line Pictures/Warner Bros. when the book was in galleys.  Everyone told me to wait until the movie was greenlit before I published the book.  That was about seven years ago. 
Oscar-winner Paul Haggis wrote the screen adaptation from my book and was attached to direct.  He got Vince Vaughn and Jack Nicholson interested in playing the leads in the movie version but that version fell apart because of money.

Everyone told me to be patient.  The movie version of my novel would pick up steam again and that when it was greenlit, it would be a better time to publish it.  I waited.  I went through three book agents and a couple interested publishers...waiting.  And waiting.  And waiting.

Last year, Bradley Cooper got hold of the script and wanted to do it.  He got Robert DeNiro interested.  Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) came aboard to direct.   Again, the movie version of my book looked like it was going to be going and I was ready to unleash my novel on the word with tons of PR and press. 

Then Jonathan Demme and his writing partner decided to do a rewrite on the script.  Everyone hated it.  Demme left the film...and again everything came to a standstill.   Bradley Cooper stayed involved.

A couple months ago, I was informed that Bradley Cooper had contacted the producers with interest in directing the movie version of Honeymoon With Harry himself, making it his directorial debut.  So I knew I couldn't wait any longer with publishing the book.  (Hell, it'd been seven years!)  So instead of dealing with traditional publishers (again) and agents (again), I hired an artist to do the cover and a format person to format the book for print, kindle and e-books.  And I released the book myself.   Seven years is long enough to wait.  
Haven't heard a word from the producers about Cooper being attached as the director but I know it is pretty common knowledge around Hollywood that he is interested, so I'm taking that as a good sign.

I don't know if this qualifies as a funny story or a saga...but there you go.

Here is a descrption of HONEYMOON WITH HARRY:
When Harry's daughter, Tami, falls in love with Todd, it's war.  Harry refuses to allow this womanizing, alcoholic son-of-a-bitch from marrying his perfect daughter. But Todd's never been in love before and Tami is the best thing that's ever happened to him.  When the unthinkable occurs, these two men are thrust together on a physical and emotional odyssey that neither one may survive.
 Todd Cartwright admittedly is not a nice guy.  But when he meets Tami Everett, something in him changes.  All the effort he put into his bad behavior he puts into Tami until she falls in love with him.  She changes him and Todd has never felt this kind of love.   It couldn't be more perfect.
Until Todd meets Tami's father, Harry.  Tough and wily, Harry sniffs out Todd instantly and he does everything in his power to trainwreck Todd's relationship with Tami.  But Todd is not a man who gives up easily.  The war escalates, leaving Tami as the prize in the middle. 
But Tami has fallen for Todd.  She knows his past but is in love with the man he's become.  And she is ready to spend the rest of her life with him.
 A few days before the wedding, tragedy rocks both Todd and Harry's world, sending them crashing into a depth of heartache and anger that neither man knows how to handle.  Todd reverts back to past behaviors and Harry hardens up even more.
When Todd decides to go on the honeymoon alone and drink and fornicate away his pain, he finds Harry at the airport with Tami's ashes, heading down to the same island where Tami is to be laid to rest.  The two men must now travel together, to a honeymoon resort, escorted by the person they each blame and hate.
But they are also the only person who can understand the gaping wound each has been left with.  The trip to the island is a time for each man to deal with his consuming anger and loss.  And strangely, each helps the other through this tragedy in hilariously unexpected ways.  It's clear these men will never ever be friends but they do share one thing in common, they loved the same woman.  And it is that fact, that emotional bond, that tethers them together and keeps Todd from destroying himself.
The two men come to an understanding, a relative peace with each other and the future, and through the power of Tami's love, realize they are able to move forward with their lives.

Vampire Underground: Rescue by Anthea Kage

I always thought it was unfair that vampires were just assumed to be monsters. We all know that sometimes groups get bad press; what if vampires were just regular (okay, semi-regular) folks who had been demonized by society? That thought led to an idea of an underground resistance movement--something I've always been fascinated with--and from that daydream Tess was born. She is who I wish I was; brave and daring and willing to risk it all for what is right. And also kind of randy.

"Vampire Underground: Rescue" by Anthea Kage

Two men. One hated by society for crimes he's never dreamed of committing. The other sworn to rid the world of an evil he honestly believes exists. Tess can't keep her hands off either of them.

Tess knows that vampires are not the monsters everyone claims, and has devoted her life to saving as many as possible from government-mandated execution. By day, she poses as a sweet office girl at the Vampire Disposal Agency, gathering information for the Vampire Underground. By night, she runs across rooftops clad in a leather catsuit, rescuing vampires marked for death, and dealing--swiftly and brutally--with anyone who gets in her way. She has no time for passion, until she meets Drake--the first vampire to ever make her pulse race. The two spend a red-hot night together that she knows is a bad idea, and once that spark is ignited she can't seem to extinguish it. Before she knows it, a Vampire Hunter named Troy has fanned the flames into an inferno. Tess knows that getting Drake to safety is her only priority, and she knows Troy is the enemy. But when passions run hot, all sorts of things can go wrong.

This 23,000-word steamy paranormal romance novella contains vampires, martial arts, jerky bosses, underground tunnels, underground resistance movements, ex-boyfriends, hot sex scenes, fights in restaurants, murder, threesomes, portals to other worlds, and several people letting their desire make their decisions.

Days Of Vengeance (A Horror Novel)

"Days of Vengeance" is an original take on a classic horror story. It
has twists that you will not see coming, and its ending will stun you.
There is quite a bit of gore and violence in this book.

Warning: Many people have been shocked by the amount of blood spilled
in this novel, so please be prepared! Hopefully, you will have a great
time reading "Days of Vengeance!"

You can buy it for $0.99 here

A paranormal horror novel, about 106,000 words or 424 pages; DRM free.

For the fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz...

With the last six years of his life wiped out of his memory, Frank
suspects he may have murdered his wife Kelly, who vanished three days
before the car crash that caused his amnesia. While struggling to
remember Kelly and the events surrounding her disappearance, Frank is
shocked to find out that his wife's family has the same suspicions as
he does.

As memories trickle back to him, Frank is still unable to figure out
why he slaughtered Kelly and what happened to his accomplice. He is
not even sure he has nothing to do with the disappearance of his young
daughter, who went missing a few months earlier.

Things take a darker turn when Frank realizes that his vindictive
in-laws will stop at nothing to make him remember what he has done to
their beloved sister. The situation gets even more complicated as an
anonymous blackmailer accuses Frank of the murder and demands money to
keep silent.

Frank's search for answers becomes a fight for survival after he
rediscovers that his wife's relatives are a clique of bloodthirsty
serial kidnappers serving a mysterious one-legged man. His chances are
slim: one of the in-laws is a cop and another is a multimillionaire.

However, the question still remains: Why are these people so hell-bent
on getting hold of Kelly's dead body?

His options are limited: he either finds his wife--dead or alive--or
dies. In his race against time Frank has all the clues to the puzzle,
he just needs to remember them before it's too late.

Unfortunately, Frank has no idea that he is in for the biggest shock
of his life...