Action/Adventure

  • Cthulhu: Something in the Mud

    Jack has seen what is hidden in the darkness. He knows there is a war beyond that of nations. Four years since the Armistice and he is restless for an interesting job. When he gets an invitation from his former commander, he is only too keen to find out more. What happens next is something from his nightmares.

    As an agent in the Odd Jobs, Jack saw the horrors that mankind faces. A mission that went wrong leads to a horror rising from the depths to take its revenge upon a small gathering in the seaside town of West Wittering in Sussex. It is up to Jack to save them and perhaps in doing so, get the girl.

    Tags: short fiction, horror, short story, horror fiction, cthulhu, short horror, cthulhu mythos, horror action, cthulhu horror, horror adventure, horror lovecraft, horror short fiction

    Jack has seen what is hidden in the darkness. He knows there is a war beyond that of nations. Four years since the Armistice and he is restless for an interesting job. When he gets an invitation from his former commander, he is only too keen to find out more. What happens next is something from his nightmares.

    As an agent in the Odd Jobs, Jack saw the horrors that mankind faces. A mission that went wrong leads to a horror rising from the depths to take its revenge upon a small gathering in the seaside town of West Wittering in Sussex. It is up to Jack to save them and perhaps in doing so, get the girl.

    Tags: short fiction, horror, short story, horror fiction, cthulhu, short horror, cthulhu mythos, horror action, cthulhu horror, horror adventure, horror lovecraft, horror short fiction
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  • Daughter of Heaven

    “Daughter of Heaven” by Shannon Connor Winward – A dealer of ancient artifacts flies to Mars to identify a particularly interesting piece. Can he survive when he triggers the fulfillment of a world-destroying prophecy?

     

    “Daughter of Heaven” by Shannon Connor Winward – A dealer of ancient artifacts flies to Mars to identify a particularly interesting piece. Can he survive when he triggers the fulfillment of a world-destroying prophecy?

     

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  • Dead Last

    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    “Dead Last” by Jay Barnson – A junior-level agent for a modern-day magical cabal on embarks on his first field assignment. When a necromancer turns his contacts into gun-toting zombies, he must use every bit of his wits, talents, and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor to survive.

     

    “Dead Last” by Jay Barnson – A junior-level agent for a modern-day magical cabal on embarks on his first field assignment. When a necromancer turns his contacts into gun-toting zombies, he must use every bit of his wits, talents, and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor to survive.

     

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  • Menagerie

    Menagerie

    In the Victorian era, a teenage countess and her motley band encounter a plot to restore the Confederate States of America.

     

    In the Victorian era, a teenage countess and her motley band encounter a plot to restore the Confederate States of America.

     

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  • The Chronicle of the Dark Nimbus

    “The Chronicle of the Dark Nimbus” by Keith West –
    A cursed prince is living in exile with his squire until the curse can be broken. They have been sent by their royal sorcerer to protect a thaumaturgist from assassination.

    “The Chronicle of the Dark Nimbus” by Keith West –
    A cursed prince is living in exile with his squire until the curse can be broken. They have been sent by their royal sorcerer to protect a thaumaturgist from assassination.

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  • Desert Hunt

    Desert Hunt

    “Desert Hunt” by Jon Mollison – The first steps in Karl Barber’s hunt for the leaders of a human trafficking ring land him in the ancient city of Cairo. His investigation takes an unexpected turn when the fate of a single girl compels him to strike before he’s ready.

    “Desert Hunt” by Jon Mollison – The first steps in Karl Barber’s hunt for the leaders of a human trafficking ring land him in the ancient city of Cairo. His investigation takes an unexpected turn when the fate of a single girl compels him to strike before he’s ready.

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  • King of Spades

    “King of Spades” by David J. West – What happens when the dead come back to haunt us? General Joab has to find a way to free his king from the rising specter of a long thought, dead Goliath.

    “King of Spades” by David J. West – What happens when the dead come back to haunt us? General Joab has to find a way to free his king from the rising specter of a long thought, dead Goliath.

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  • Hal Turk and the Lost City of the Maya

    A Texan bounty hunter has chased a criminal through Mexico and into Guatemala. Can he survive when he and his quarry fall captive to a bloodthirsty, long-forgotten ancient civilization?

    A Texan bounty hunter has chased a criminal through Mexico and into Guatemala. Can he survive when he and his quarry fall captive to a bloodthirsty, long-forgotten ancient civilization?

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  • A Tiger in the Garden

    “A Tiger in the Garden” by Alexandru Constantin- A disgraced and exiled noble, stripped of his status, spends his days drinking and whoring in the exotic jungle colonies. When pressed to pay his debts he gets entangled in a deadly plot involving deceit, murder, and the dark magic of the deep jungle.

    “A Tiger in the Garden” by Alexandru Constantin- A disgraced and exiled noble, stripped of his status, spends his days drinking and whoring in the exotic jungle colonies. When pressed to pay his debts he gets entangled in a deadly plot involving deceit, murder, and the dark magic of the deep jungle.

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    Murder on the Titanic

    As the Titanic sinks, a notorious playboy aristocrat is hideously murdered.
    To find the killer, Professor Axelson and his assistant Agnes question the survivors under hypnosis.
    As eyewitnesses vividly relive the horror of the sinking, a dark conspiracy is revealed among the most powerful nations on earth. The quest becomes a breakneck life-and-death chase across an ocean and two continents…
    …and Agnes finds, as the whole world stands on the brink of war, that she alone has the power to save it.
    Or destroy it.

    As the Titanic sinks, a notorious playboy aristocrat is hideously murdered.
    To find the killer, Professor Axelson and his assistant Agnes question the survivors under hypnosis.
    As eyewitnesses vividly relive the horror of the sinking, a dark conspiracy is revealed among the most powerful nations on earth. The quest becomes a breakneck life-and-death chase across an ocean and two continents…
    …and Agnes finds, as the whole world stands on the brink of war, that she alone has the power to save it.
    Or destroy it.

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    The Craft of War

    World of WarCraft FanFiction.

    World of WarCraft FanFiction.

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  • Al-Dora

    Al-Dora

    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Based on a fictionalized true story, this war horror/thriller takes place in the Al-Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad, during the intense fighting in Iraq of 2004.

    Based on a fictionalized true story, this war horror/thriller takes place in the Al-Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad, during the intense fighting in Iraq of 2004.

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  • House of Refuge

    This second place-winning story is a tour-de-force set in a rich, imaginative near future of seasteads, anarchic international agencies, and high-seas adventure.

    This second place-winning story is a tour-de-force set in a rich, imaginative near future of seasteads, anarchic international agencies, and high-seas adventure.

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  • To Rescue General Gordon

    To Rescue General Gordon

    Henry Emerson didn’t plan on disobeying orders, stealing an airship, and facing down a savage army of religious fanatics led by a man who believes he’s the Prophet reborn. But he’s about to…

    The famous General Gordon is trapped in a city under siege by the Prophet’s soldiers. Henry and his friend James, two young officers in Her Majesty’s Royal Air Navy, along with the hulking Sikh, Raheem, decide to rescue him. Their methods aren’t exactly “cricket.” Their superiors call it insubordination. They prefer to think of it as following orders…creatively.

    The adventure will either bring them glory and fame, or doom them to a painful death at the hands of savage tribesmen… If their own commanders don’t get to them first!

    To Rescue General Gordon is an 8,000 word (35 pages) steampunk short story and the first tale in the Clockwork Imperium series.

    Henry Emerson didn’t plan on disobeying orders, stealing an airship, and facing down a savage army of religious fanatics led by a man who believes he’s the Prophet reborn. But he’s about to…

    The famous General Gordon is trapped in a city under siege by the Prophet’s soldiers. Henry and his friend James, two young officers in Her Majesty’s Royal Air Navy, along with the hulking Sikh, Raheem, decide to rescue him. Their methods aren’t exactly “cricket.” Their superiors call it insubordination. They prefer to think of it as following orders…creatively.

    The adventure will either bring them glory and fame, or doom them to a painful death at the hands of savage tribesmen… If their own commanders don’t get to them first!

    To Rescue General Gordon is an 8,000 word (35 pages) steampunk short story and the first tale in the Clockwork Imperium series.

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  • The Contractors

    The Contractors: A Justice Incorporated Short Story

    In the near future, a small band of elite military contractors faces off against a ruthless foe…

    The tiny town of Zawita in southern Kurdistan is little more than a speck on the map for most Westerners. But for Eric Ikenna and the other private security contractors of Justice, Incorporated, it’s where they’re making their last stand against the brutal army of Mohammad Shadid.The villagers and local militia don’t stand a chance without Justice, Inc.’s men and advanced weaponry, and a victory here could bring the PR win the company desperately needs to secure more lucrative contracts. But first, Eric and his employees have to survive an attack by the most vicious, bloodthirsty military in the Middle East. It’s a force that has left the charred and smoking wrecks of cities and bodies in its wake, and the Justice, Inc. operators are smack dab in the middle of its next target.

    Combining cutting-edge technology ripped from tomorrow’s headlines with nonstop action and vibrant, bold characters, “The Contractors” is a 3,100 word (12 pages) military thriller short story and the first tale in the Justice, Incorporated series.

    In the near future, a small band of elite military contractors faces off against a ruthless foe…

    The tiny town of Zawita in southern Kurdistan is little more than a speck on the map for most Westerners. But for Eric Ikenna and the other private security contractors of Justice, Incorporated, it’s where they’re making their last stand against the brutal army of Mohammad Shadid.The villagers and local militia don’t stand a chance without Justice, Inc.’s men and advanced weaponry, and a victory here could bring the PR win the company desperately needs to secure more lucrative contracts. But first, Eric and his employees have to survive an attack by the most vicious, bloodthirsty military in the Middle East. It’s a force that has left the charred and smoking wrecks of cities and bodies in its wake, and the Justice, Inc. operators are smack dab in the middle of its next target.

    Combining cutting-edge technology ripped from tomorrow’s headlines with nonstop action and vibrant, bold characters, “The Contractors” is a 3,100 word (12 pages) military thriller short story and the first tale in the Justice, Incorporated series.

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  • Into the Strange

    Flash fiction collection, from drama to horror to sci-fi…
    A collection of 20 flash fiction stories, ranging from science fiction and horror, to drama and humor.

    Flash fiction collection, from drama to horror to sci-fi…
    A collection of 20 flash fiction stories, ranging from science fiction and horror, to drama and humor.

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    The Pirate, Part 1: The Traitor

    When Jack Turner was arrested for stealing a car in LA, the judge gave him a choice: Two-years on probation or join the military. Now Jack is aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Almayer, 45-nautical miles south of Key West, Florida, standing watch as a lookout, searching for illegal aliens and drug runners.

    When Jack Turner was arrested for stealing a car in LA, the judge gave him a choice: Two-years on probation or join the military. Now Jack is aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Almayer, 45-nautical miles south of Key West, Florida, standing watch as a lookout, searching for illegal aliens and drug runners.

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    SIXTY-FOUR DAYS

    High-seas military action/adventure. Sixty-four days from now, Senior Chief Brendan O’Reilly will retire after 30-years in the US Navy, but today he’s working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier—the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the planet. Today, he has to stop daydreaming about visiting National Parks with his lovely wife, Diane, in their new motorhome. Today, Brendan O’Reilly has to focus on keeping himself and his shipmates alive.

    High-seas military action/adventure. Sixty-four days from now, Senior Chief Brendan O’Reilly will retire after 30-years in the US Navy, but today he’s working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier—the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the planet. Today, he has to stop daydreaming about visiting National Parks with his lovely wife, Diane, in their new motorhome. Today, Brendan O’Reilly has to focus on keeping himself and his shipmates alive.

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    Spectacular Tales: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A thrilling anthology of short stories by some of the rising stars in independent publishing.

    In this collection we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy. There are tales about beautiful princesses and cunning thieves, intergalactic wars, cosmic energy beings, warriors and rocketship pilots ‘Spectacular Tales’ is yet another thrilling anthology of short stories from the Indie Collaboration. In this latest collection, written by the rising stars in independent publishing, we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. A thrilling anthology of short stories by some of the rising stars in independent publishing.

    In this collection we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy. There are tales about beautiful princesses and cunning thieves, intergalactic wars, cosmic energy beings, warriors and rocketship pilots ‘Spectacular Tales’ is yet another thrilling anthology of short stories from the Indie Collaboration. In this latest collection, written by the rising stars in independent publishing, we bring you a ship’s locker full of great Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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    Tiago

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. Romance Action/Adventure –

    Where would you run when there’s no place to hide?
    Enter the realm of the Amazon rainforest where man is not an apex predator.
    Twenty-four hours ago, Brielle stood helpless while an intruder murdered her mother. After fleeing to the Amazon rainforest, she struggles to stay a step ahead of the psychopath searching for the crystal she wears, her birthright.
    As guardian of the biological hot spot, Tiago guards the maze of rivers, swamps, and forests from those who would rape and plunder his land for its wealth of minerals, trees, and wildlife. His compulsion to protect the foreign, blonde-haired enigma rescued from a poacher leads him face-to-face with scientific sociopath intent on creating a world where chaos reigns—under his leadership.
    An exciting blend of action, adventure, and romance, between a man not looking for love and a woman trying to survive.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels. Romance Action/Adventure –

    Where would you run when there’s no place to hide?
    Enter the realm of the Amazon rainforest where man is not an apex predator.
    Twenty-four hours ago, Brielle stood helpless while an intruder murdered her mother. After fleeing to the Amazon rainforest, she struggles to stay a step ahead of the psychopath searching for the crystal she wears, her birthright.
    As guardian of the biological hot spot, Tiago guards the maze of rivers, swamps, and forests from those who would rape and plunder his land for its wealth of minerals, trees, and wildlife. His compulsion to protect the foreign, blonde-haired enigma rescued from a poacher leads him face-to-face with scientific sociopath intent on creating a world where chaos reigns—under his leadership.
    An exciting blend of action, adventure, and romance, between a man not looking for love and a woman trying to survive.

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    The Fingers Trilogy

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.

    FREE indie, self-published ebooks, short stories, novellas, and novels.

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    Pack Rules

    A hunter finds himself in a bloody battle of wits when he signs up to stalk a werewolf alongside an aging monster slayer.

    A hunter finds himself in a bloody battle of wits when he signs up to stalk a werewolf alongside an aging monster slayer.

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    The Worms of the Earth

    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    BranBran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows revenge on the Roman governor, Titus Sulla, after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who Bran Mak Morn’s pictish ancestors had banished from the surface of the earth. They were once men but millennia of living underground caused them to become monstrous and semi-reptilian.

    BranBran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows revenge on the Roman governor, Titus Sulla, after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who Bran Mak Morn’s pictish ancestors had banished from the surface of the earth. They were once men but millennia of living underground caused them to become monstrous and semi-reptilian.

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