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New Fiction Round-up

Imagine That! Studios has had a busy few months, with many pieces of new short fiction and some awesome collections. We hope all of you will find something to intrigue and delight in our catalog.

Steampunk Adventure from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

Collection 6
Tales from the Archives: Collection 6
by Dan Rabarts, Kreg Steppe, Tee Morris, and Lewis Hoban

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Constance Magee is not a street urchin, not a thief, not a lost soul in the street of London. She is a girl surviving Her Majesty’s Empire one day at a time, nursing a sense of right and wrong, And sometimes, that sense doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with the law. After being jailed for her latest stand against injustice, Constance braced herself for a long stay in Newgate. Today, though, she is extended an unexpected opportunity from a strange fellow named Doctor Sound…

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All That Glitters
by Dan Rabarts

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Agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko, the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will test both agents and their equipment sorely.

Lost Waters
Lost Waters
by Kreg Steppe
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Ministry agent Daniel Pleasant receivers a message from the director along with travel orders for the United States. With the Archives in disarray, an inventory check has revealed two missing items: The Galileo Telescope and two power cells from a previous Atlantean excursion. He is partnered with OSM agent Elijah Paxton, and together the Englishman and American set off on the trail of a mysterious scientist bent on dastardly deeds in Charleston, South Carolina.

Taniwha of Ana Cove

The Taniwha of Ana Cove
by Lewis Hoban
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Doctor Josepha Blackwell’s love of strange fauna has bought her to the wilds of New Zealand to track down whatever is responsible for a rash of disappearances. Unfortunately, not only is her personal grooming in peril, but also her very life. When she discovers was lurks in the deadly cove, she may have to reconsider her role as a field agent.

 

Horror

Sweet Embrace

Sweet Embrace
by Jonathan Carter
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Some things don’t stay buried. Some people you can’t shake. Gary has both of those problems, but perhaps he is beginning to think they aren’t problems at all.

Science Fiction

The Thorns of Life

The Thorns of Life
by Philippa Ballantine
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A company decides to clone the first famous figures from the past, and they settle on the trio of Romantic Poets, Shelley, Byron and Keats. After all, how much trouble can a few poets cause? But the insipid Victorian view of the men has led the corporation astray, and they may live to regret their choice.

Fantasy

In The Beginning

In the Beginning
by Philippa Ballantine
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This short story is set in the world of the Deacons of the Order, before the time of the novels, Geist (In Germany Der verfluchte Prinz), Spectyr, Wrayth and Harbinger. It tells the story of the first day of the Break, when the undead come in the world of Arkaym, and the horror they bring with them. One small village is caught in the chaos of that day. Some will live, and some will find new purpose.

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The Fey Collection
by Philippa Ballantine
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Get Chasing the Bard and Digital Magic in one collection and save!

 

The Baddings Collection

The Baddings Collection
by Tee Morris
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Get The Singing Sword and The Pitcher’s Pendant in one collection and save!

New releases for January 2013

The Little Clockwork Mermaid
The Little Clockwork Mermaid
by Pip Ballantine
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The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is reveals in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there. The Sea Witch and her marvelous contraptions offer a way to pursue her dreams. What she will find there will change her fate forever.
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Merry Christmas, Verity Fitzroy

Merry Christmas, Verity Fitzroy
by Pip Ballantine
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It’s Christmas Eve, and Verity Fitzroy finds herself distracted from her duties with the Ministry Seven. When she endangers her fellow urchins, she begins to question her role in their life.
Short Story

Curtain Call

Curtain Call
by Shaun Farrell
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Cordelia is called to a strange theatre by a message from her estranged father, and she hopes for a joyful reunion. Her father though has been treading on dangerous ground while trying to impress the Director the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Still Cordelia cannot possibly know the strange and terrifying details of what lies within this particular play house.
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In the Spirt of Christmas

In the Spirit of Christmas
by Tee Morris
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It’s Christmas Eve, and Wellington and Eliza investigate an incredible haunting in the heart of London. What looks to be a job well done in the end quickly becomes a lump of coal in their stockings when their client takes some offense…
Short Story

 

Recent releases

From the Tales from the Archives and the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

The Cross of Columba
by Doc Coleman
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April, 1883. Agent Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish story…


A Trick of Strong Imagination
by Alyson Grauer
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Althea Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station and discover what is behind the tricks of a trade she knew better than any active field agent.

The Wrong Camera
by Catherine Ford
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Blythe is very excited to receive a camera for her birthday, but finds that gifts can have their price. What she sees through the lens offers a chilling insight into the future that people will kill for and draws the attention of a New Zealand field agent from the Ministry.

New titles for June and May

This month’s releases from our authors were all about the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

We hope you are enjoying these titles, and we look forward to bringing you more in the coming months.

Tales from the Archives

Sins of the Father
by Tee Morris
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A Swan in Siam
by PJ Schnyder
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Women of the Empire
by J R Blackwell
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The Emperor’s Fist
by J R Murdock
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And the Fourth Collection of Tales from the Archives containing all four stories

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Imagine That! March releases

This month’s releases from our authors were old favorites (like Tee Morris’ the Case of the Singing Sword) and brand new fiction from fresh authors (like Emma St John’s Elysium). They spanned literary fiction, horror, steampunk and erotica.

We hope you are enjoying these titles, and we look forward to bringing you more in the coming months.

Philippa Ballantine

Novellas

Magic by Gaslight – AmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwords

Short stories

The Straw Garden – Amazon

The Thorns of Life – Amazon

Jonathan Carter

Novella

Contaminated Data – AmazonSmashwords

Short stories

You Can Thank Me Later – AmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwords

Tee Morris

Novel

The Case of the Singing Sword – AmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwords

Emma St John

Short stories

Elysium – Amazon