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The Monkey's Paw

by W. W. Jacobs

When the White family comes into the possession of a monkey’s paw that magically grant wishes, they do what many people would do—they wish for money. But every wish has a consequence, and the White family...


I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories

by William Gay

William Gay established himself as "the big new name to include in the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) with his debut novel, The Long Home, and his highly acclaimed follow-up, Provinces of Night. Like...


Dirty Old Men (And Other Stories)

by Omar Tyree

The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Pecking Order offers a daring collection of erotic tales about the undeniable attraction older men have for younger women.

Omar Tyree is known by his...


Death of a Poet

by Hunter S. Thompson

Previously published in the short story collected Screwjack from legendary “Gonzo” writer Hunter S Thompson, “Death of a Poet” chronicles a doomed rendezvous in a Green Bay trailer park. The Packers...


Mescalito

by Hunter S. Thompson

Capturing the essence of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Gonzo” style, short story Mescalito details his dark and miserably comic first mescaline drug trip. First published in Songs of the Doomed, Mescalito suggests...


On The Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier: An eShort Story

by John Connolly

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Whisperers

“Connolly’s dark, lyrical prose will leave unshakable images lurking on the edge of the reader’s consciousness.” —Booklist

All John Connolly...


Karma: A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead HC

by Walter Mosley

When Walter Mosley published the first Leonid McGill novel, The Long Fall—the acclaimed New York Times bestseller that is now being developed as a series for HBO—it was clear that this new hero was a man...


Falling for the CEO (Entangled Edge)

by Audra North

Falling for the CEO (A Stanton Family Novella) by Audra North

Finance genius Meredith Klaus prefers numbers to people, especially around the holidays. At least the large sum of money that’s mysteriously vanished...


Disconnected: An eShort Story

by Jennifer Weiner

Shannon Will is nearing thirty and has already made six trips to rehab (not that anyone's counting). But this time, she swears, will be different. She'll clean up her act, go to meetings, find a sponsor, and...


Henryk Sienkiewicz: Three Stories

by Henryk Sienkiewicz & Peter J. Obst

This volume includes 3 new translations of stories by acclaimed Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz: "A Comedy of Errors," "The Authoresses," and "The Third One."

Translator Peter J. Obst is a lecturer at LaSalle...


How It Was for Me

by Andrew Sean Greer

In the title story of this collection, neighborhood boys crouch in a backyard toolshed, and conspire to prove their piano teachers to be witches. In "Cannibal Kings," a disillusioned young man accompanies a...


Freeze Warning

by Susan Krinard

As a nearly immortal Valkyrie, Mist is the guardian of the greatest of the Norse god’s Treasures—Odin’s spear Gungnir. But Mist believes all the gods are dead, and she’s slowly settling into a normal...


Selected Stories

by Ring Lardner & Jonathan Yardley

This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like...


The Science of Herself

by Karen Joy Fowler

Widely respected in the so-called “mainstream” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here...


Baring It All (Short Story): A Loveswept Historical Romance

by Megan Frampton

Megan Frampton turns up the heat on one bride-to-be and her oblivious bridegroom in this steamy and scandalous eBook original short story of Regency romance.

 

It is with great discretion that this columnist...


Holiday in Cambodia

by Laura Jean McKay

Shortlisted for the Glenda Adams Award for New Writing in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Beyond the killing fields and the temples of Angkor is Cambodia: a country with a genocidal past and a wide,...


A Rumpole Christmas: Stories

Rumpole of the Bailey #27

by John Mortimer

The first ever collection of Rumpole Christmas stories? just in time for the holidays

A Rumpole Christmas is a collection of five holiday stories?never before published in book form? depicting the Old Bailey...


Work Sets You Free

by David Barnett

"Work Sets You Free", by David Barnett, is an original short story featuring the protagonist of the forthcoming novel Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl (Tor Books [US] and Snowbooks [UK], September 2013)....


Inspired (Roads Through Amelia #6)

by Joshua Calkins-Treworgy

Thomas Burns, author and native son of Amelia City, is enjoying his life and successful career in the peace that comes with living in the quiet township of Doyel, Michigan. Yet peace lasts for none from Amelia...


North American Lake Monsters: Stories

by Nathan Ballingrud

Love has a terrible power over our our lives: it distorts, corrupts, drives, or redeems us.