Secrets of the Storm – Sue Lilley

“I found the girl of my dreams and I loved her more than life…” Who is the enigmatic stranger who appears from nowhere? How does he know Janey’s deepest secrets? A haunting short story of love, loss and never letting go. Janey is home alone during a raging storm. A mysterious young guy knocks on the door and begs her to go with him. He has something important to tell her and they’re running out of time. They roar through the storm on a powerful ...



The Acorn Stories – Duane Simolke

From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, these tales explore the humor, drama, secrets, and scandals of a small, Texas town. “A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews.



Broken – Don Winslow

“One of America’s greatest storytellers.” – Stephen King No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken . . .  In six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt and redemption, Broken is #1 international bestseller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heart-stopping, heartbreaking best. In Broken, he creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops struggling with life on and off the job, private detectives, dope dealers, bounty hunters and fugitives, the lost souls ...



Make It Scream, Make It Burn – Leslie Jamison

From the “astounding” (Entertainment Weekly), “spectacularly evocative” (The Atlantic), and “brilliant” (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive new book. ONE OF THE FALL’S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS: Time, Entertainment Weekly, O, Oprah Magazine, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Esquire, Seattle Times, Baltimore Sun, BuzzFeed, BookPage, The Millions, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Lit Hub, Women’s Day, AV Club, Nylon, Bustle, Goop, Goodreads, Book Riot, Yahoo! Lifestyle, Pacific Standard, The Week, and Romper. With ...



The Way I Heard It – Mike Rowe

Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, The Way I Heard It, along with a host of personal memories, ruminations, and insights. It’s a captivating must-read. The Way I Heard It presents thirty-five mysteries “for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Every one is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Movie stars, presidents, bloody do-gooders, and villains—they’re all here, waiting to shake your ...

A Shark in the Bath and Other Stories (Tenerife Tales Book 2) – John Reid Young

What would you do if you found a shark in a hotel bath? ***** “Fantastically entertaining read!” ***** “A wonderful and witty read.” The hotel manager was horrified. Well, he would be, wouldn’t he? There’s a shark in a guest’s bath. How did it get there? Only author John Reid Young knows. He also knows he’s in deep trouble. Hotel sharks aren’t the only surprise in this charming collection of short stories set in Spain’s Canary Islands… •There’s a desperate race against time to arrest ...



Broken Throne – Victoria Aveyard

Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne, a beautifully designed, must-have companion to the chart-topping series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard. The perfect addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, this gorgeously designed package features three brand-new novellas, two previously published novellas, Steel Scars and Queen Song, and never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content. Fans will be delighted to catch up with beloved characters after the drama of War Storm and be excited to ...

12. – Lyublyana Atanasova

12 Christmas stories – ranging from the joyful to the tragic and occasionally taking a turn for the frankly weird and absurd. None of them are more than flights of fancy except for the hung angel – that one is very much real.

Mischief Afoot at the Bingleys – Margaret Lynette Sharp

Short story. As her wedding-day approaches, Maria – the eldest daughter of Jane and Charles Bingley – ponders what her future marriage will hold. Her fiancé, Edgar Williams, is considering abandonment of the militia to relocate with her to his uncle’s farm in Yorkshire. Yet, unbeknownst to Miss Bingley, another scandalous rumour concerning Edgar has reached the ears of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Is there real substance to this insidious gossip? Will Maria’s heart be broken?



Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft – Elizabeth Bear, et al.

FREE. An anthology of new short work from some of the greatest science fiction writers in the field. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near-future of technology -- and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.



The Girl in the Flammable Skirt – Aimee Bender

“A collection of wistful, witty stories.” —Esquire “Hilarious, deep and a little bit dirty.” —Harper’s Bazaar A grief-stricken librarian decides to have sex with every man who enters her library. A half-mad, unbearably beautiful heiress follows a strange man home, seeking total sexual abandon: He only wants to watch game shows. A woman falls in love with a hunchback; when his deformity turns out to be a prosthesis, she leaves him. A wife whose husband has just returned from the war struggles with the heartrending ...

Beyond: A Short Story Collection – Alanah Andrews

The future, ghosts, surprising twists, murder, love and beyond… A nightly visitor isn’t all that she seems. A woman’s life draws strange parallels with a space probe. A man wakes up in a black void, with no recollection of how he got there. These are just a few of the thirty short stories in Beyond. Some explore life beyond death. Others were inspired by questions of existence beyond earth. Some just centre on human emotions and experiences which are beyond normal. “This is a little ...



Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from ...



Brief Cases – Jim Butcher

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard. The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line ...