When Winter learns she can cast magic and only suffer a hangover, she squanders her power at her part-time gig, using it for illusions at children's parties. She's the only one in the world with this gift, and she's keeping it a secret.
Or so she thought.
She's visited by a strange band of witches with an ultimatum: join with them and leave or suffer a worse fate at the hands of the government, who use those with gifts like Winter's to crash jets and topple regimes across the globe.
They're forcing young witches into service. And Winter might be conscripted into a battle she wants no part of.
But neither option works for Winter.
Can she escape with her life and her powers? To find out Winter must hex and duel her way through strange settings, adding to her list of enemies as she goes. Download your copy of Winter, Faerstice, the first in an all-new fantasy series, today!
The bestselling epic first book in the science fiction saga 'Battle Earth' is back, and better than ever. Re-mastered and with over five thousand words of additional material. Battle Earth tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive against an overwhelming alien invasion.
A distress transmission from Mars research colony warns of an advanced and unknown enemy approaching the heavily populated lunar colony. An elite marine unit commanded by Major Mitch Taylor is dispatched to protect the beleaguered civilians. However, the attack is merely a prelude to a massive invasion of Earth.
When the vast enemy mothership smashes through Earth's atmosphere and deploys in the Atlantic, the armed forces of Earth soon realise they are fighting for the very survival of the human race. As cities fall throughout the world, American and European forces rally together to make a stand as they battle an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered.
Battle Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action ...
Rosabel McGuiness, orphaned Werewolf, has finally decided to leave the Werelion Pride she's been living with for the last 18 years. She's been challenged to one duel too many. It's time to find a pack to call home.
Theodore Wilson, Alpha of the Mount Roxby Pack, has never cared about finding his Mate. He swore off women when his Wife, a human who knew nothing about what he was, cheated on him. But now a new wolf has walked into town, and stirred up feelings he never imagined he would feel.
Mount Roxby has a plethora of supernatural beings, unbeknownst to the humans that live there. After a series of mysterious disappearances, and fatal attacks on both Werewolves and Vampires alike, Rosabel decides something needs to be done. But can she persuade the Pack Alpha and Vampire King, to put old prejudices behind them long enough to work together, and solve these attacks?
Or will one bite too many cause a war?
Genre: Fantasy Length: 265 Pages (1,369 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
I'm not looking for Prince Charming.
I don't have time for a relationship, period.
After my father died and left the family business to my awful stepmother, my life has gone to the dogs. Literally.
Yup. Stepmommy Dearest inherited Dad's successful pet store.
I inherited all the work.
But if a sexy stranger were to wander into this sleepy beach town, I wouldn't say, "no," to a fling...
Ellie Cooper is no damsel in distress. So why do I want to throw myself in front of a freight train to protect her every time I'm near her?
But there are some things I can't protect her from.
You see, I'm the one behind the mega corporation that's planning to buy her beloved pet store.
Now all I need to do is convince her that I'm her Happily Ever After. Before the clock strikes midnight, and it's too late.
Not Quite Charming has...
• the happiest of HEA's
• billionaires adopting dogs
• no cheating or cliffhangers (ugh!)
• a modern day Cinderella retelling ...
On the day before Winston Trout's wedding, his best men, 6 childhood friends from pre-school, will have difficulty getting to the church on time. One is in jail, arrested for murder. Two others have been hauled in by investigators from the SEC on charges of insider trading. A fourth is in Puerto Rico with a new love before he must return to duty as a Navy Seal in Afghanistan. The fifth, a gay man, is being tempted to switch sides. The sixth is trying to keep his promise to Winston to have all these men at the church on time.
The Adored is a story rich in character, in the style of Tolstoy. It follows the lives of seven boys who bond in pre-school and who come of age in New York. It weaves a tapestry of interconnected lives on the global stage of privilege and power. Edward Wheelwright, a son of that privilege, is now a striver attempting to regain his family's fortune lost in the great recession. The love of his life, Val McGuire, is attempting to regain Eddie, lost to the lustrous ...
Galadore is a dangerous land, full of sprites and elves and witches and trolls. Beyond the realms, the forests are dark and deep. The mountains are high and cavernous. The seas are swelling and swift.
It is not a land to be lived in lightly. And everywhere, death is lurking.
This is Volume I of collection of short stories from the fantasy author, Coleman Alexander. It is an introduction to the world of Galadore, told through the eyes of a diverse cast of characters who face the grim, dark, and sometimes horrifying face of death. Readers beware, these pages are not to be tread lightly...
Included in Volume Two:
Beneath the Weight of the Mountains
What Stirs Beneath
Anna's mountain vacation reveals a world of shifters she never knew existed before.
Abducted in the forest by men dressed in black, she's thrown into a cage with a naked stranger who suspects the worst of her. Advanced Genetics, a hidden facility deep in the Cascades expects their new prisoner to breed, but Anna's co-prisoner has other plans.
A shifter male who has infiltrated the facility in an attempt to free his kind, Honor has returned to save his people from a fate worse than death. Only this time, he's face to face with a woman also caught in their evil web, and duty bound, he knows he can't leave the human in the hands of the notorious lab.
As Honor and Anna begin a race against tradition, another in the pack claims the right to mate with her, but sometimes you have to break the rules to follow your heart.
Bestian Creek Pack series is a page turning romance with enough heat to satisfy the most ravenous of readers with: Alpha Male Sex Scenes, Graphic Violence, and is best ...
What is true? What is truth?
An adult, speculative, spiritual and philosophical coming of age story.
An old and now sceptical Thomas looks back on the events of his last term at school when his class returned to a new beautiful class teacher, a donation of stuffed animals and birds by an eccentric benefactor and the increasingly strange events which followed. Zoological specimens appeared to be not quite as dead as they looked. A bell-jar which had contained a stuffed bat shattered during an exorcism, after which what had been strange events turned to being sinister and frightening.
As a then young and naive Thomas searched for the truth, he found himself, questioning 'good and evil', realising that his task is not as simple and straightforward as he would have wished and in so doing loosing his innocence and having to accept that belief may have as much to do with truth as do facts.
(Warning to sensitive readers; the story is an adult one and so does contain references to sex)
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 144 Pages (1,764 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Crime And Punishment, a classic of Fyodor Dostoevsky, tells the story of Raskolnikov, a former wretched and desperate ex-student who wandered through the slums of St. Petersburg and commits casual murder without remorse or regret. Imagine being a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a purpose beyond the conventional moral law. But when he takes a dangerous cat and mouse game with a suspect police detective, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the loop of his guilt that is clinging around his neck. Only Sonya, a stubborn prostitute, can offer a ransom.
Sarah and Travis.
They had been secretly on and off again for years.
A sudden tragedy causes Sarah to leave. When she returns home, she has a problem: Travis.
Between work and their mutual friends, he is everywhere. She tries to resist every urge to go running into his arms, but he seems different and she's intrigued.
Travis Farmer, a rookie police officer, was an idiot. He let the woman he loved leave. His biggest problem was that he had no idea why she left.
When she returns, he knows he has to win her back. However, she seems oddly immune to his usual charm. It'll take all he's got to prove he has changed.
With an interruption by Sarah's past and Travis's present, happily ever after is looking bleak.
In the midst of danger, Sarah seeks what she always found in Travis's arms--safety.
Will Travis finally allow himself to feel the peace he always felt with Sarah?
Safer in Your Arms is a beautiful story about the power love has to change someone, heal someone and overcome ...
Prospect Springs Shifters
Paranormal Shifter Romance
Sheriff Jonathan MacSweeny is in charge of keeping the peace in Prospect Springs. Frontier living isn't what it used to be. It's hard to survive in the New Old West and it's even harder when your area doesn't exactly embrace supernaturals--and you howl at the moon. That being said, he's good at his job and has a reputation with the ladies. When he learns his childhood sweetheart is to be married off to the town sleazebag, he goes in guns blazing to see to it she's his. Problem is, Molly isn't the same girl he remembers from ten years prior. Now she's a gun-toting, foul-mouthed, vixen with a badge of her own.
Special Marshal Molly Cogan never planned to set foot back in Prospect Springs. When her friend gets the harebrained idea to steal her identity in an attempt to protect her from the bounty the outlaws have on her head, Molly finds herself standing right smack dab in the middle of chaos--or home in her case. It isn't long ...
The Order of Stheno. Book 1: The curse of the five manikins.
Jack Kidd: 12 yrs old, an only child, more or less happy with his lot despite his overprotective mother and the occasional run-in with the school bullies, has his world turned upside down when his long-lost grandfather comes to live with them; a grandfather with whom he has had no contact since he was a baby; a complete stranger, weird in appearance and even weirder in his manner.
Jack's relationship with this grumpy old man who has been charged with driving him to school every day, changes dramatically when he learns of a legend involving a curse spanning centuries: a legend that has haunted the old man since his childhood.
Warned by his mother not to pay any attention to his grandfather's wild storytelling, Jack nevertheless finds himself drawn into a nightmare world where witches, brownies, boggarts and werewolves, not to mention demonic possession and vampire cults, are the norm.
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 239 Pages (2,572 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
"The Handmaid's Tale" meets climate change. Russell Peppers emerges from a curious labyrinth to find that the world has changed. He kayaks over underwater towns, past woods cut in two by new shorelines, and meets Mimi, owner of a Victorian that cruises the bay atop a barge. The survivor community of Skyline is beautiful, but the erratic weather and a drowned metropolis point to a species that fell prey to its own greed.
"CLIMIES makes for a captivating read. All of the advanced technology created
to accommodate itself to life post global warming was ingenious. Alice in
Wonderland (Al S), and a dystopian Willy Wonkaesque quality magnified
a trillion times via a post apocalyptic re-engineering of the remnants of a
galaxy, interspersed with a moving story line of a lost boy and the political dynamics
of the Climies vs. right wing Patriots, contributed towards a timely and novel approach
informed by the mayhem characteristics of a surreal era. Parts of the backstory are traumatic and ...
This book was written for those who don't despise children's parties, Edwardian actresses, dancing classes and the scent of lilac over sun-warmed fences.
Barbara Morant spent a crucial part of her childhood in the unremarkable suburban house which lends this novel its name. For her siblings, it's merely a place to live; for her mother, it's a symbol of the provincial drudgery of suburban living. But for Barbara, the house and the routines of those years are invested with a halo of happiness, and she yearns for them long after the family's return to London.
Her obsessive nostalgia, the pursuit of her childhood joys, lead her to attempt a recreation of the past. She leases the house, undoes the changes made in the intervening years, and moves in, only to find the past irretrievably changed and changed by her later knowledge and experiences.
Lushly packed with domestic detail and references to popular culture, household products, advertisements, songs, décor, and pastimes, Evenfield ...
being a somewhat untidy narrative concerning a protagonist whose sense of time and identity is damaged as a result of alien abduction. Henry can't quite remember when this occurred, but he does recall meeting Josh M'Gosh Moxon on the alien ship. Only now, he learns Josh is President. The President is dangerously bored, in addition to being haunted by a father constantly reminding him what a disappointment he's turned out to be . Then there's the bartender who's supposed to keep tabs on Henry, as well as special agent Burgess, who fears Henry means the President harm. And there's somewhere they all need to be before the lycaeides melissa samuelis of the apocalypse arrive. A not entirely reliable visitor's guide to the everyday dystopia of planet Earth.
From emerging author C.C. Soltry comes an emotionally powerful tale about the healing power of love.
Every woman knows men are stupid. They wouldn't know what's best for them if it leapt up and smacked them between the eyes. And for Sarah Carrington, she's almost certain it's true where Colonel Jack Northam is concerned. The man actually has the gall to proclaim himself a bachelor-too hardened by the ways of the world to ever tangle himself up with a silly chit like her. Little does Jack know, Sarah has set her cap for him and will stop at nothing until she holds his heart captive in her pretty gloved hands.
Jack swears to heaven and all who listen that Sarah Carrington is bound to be the death of him; twisting his gut into a hot knot of need and grinding his sanity to dust under the heel of her delicate kidskin boots. Convinced he's doing what's best for her -- and guarding an awful secret -- he resists her persistent charms, barricading his heart from her battalion of feminine ...
The Gostynin Shul - A Yiddish history mystery
Dr. Joanna Adelman leads a quiet life. She takes walks with her seeing-eye dog, Delilah, and tries to survive her Grandmother's cooking. Her work as a Yiddish translator adds small details to the story of Jewish immigration to Boston, but has never been the most exciting of careers. Until the Zielinski documents. They arrive in her office one morning - a jumble of handwritten pages in a cardboard box. Suddenly Joanna finds herself fending off an enraged Hasidic group intent on preserving its reputation, and a Boston society matron desperate to preserve her family's wealth and status.
With the help of Ming Leibowitz, her Chinese-Israeli assistant, and Dr. Phillipa Henderson, a colleague specializing in African-American culture, Joanna delves into the layered history of Boston's Beacon Hill and the fight over a small plot of land once owned by former slaves.
The centuries-old struggle of Boston's marginalized Jews and African-Americans to ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 212 Pages (526 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Her transformation into the creature called "Super Bitch" occurred on the worst day of her life. Literally.
Weeks earlier on a Thursday morning, the apocalypse began when her father attempted to beat her to death with a golf club. Playing dead after the assault and through the inaugural hours of global slaughter, she ultimately escaped the first throes of Terminus by banding together with a small group of fellow Immunes.
Then the flying saucer appeared. Though her friends risked their lives to save her from its sinister alien influence, nothing could penetrate the beam of light that descended from the saucer's belly to envelop and then elevate her body upward into its sinister confines.
This is where her story ends and then begins anew. Oh, and to make everything worse than worst, she had just started her period, too.
Gage is a wolf shifter who is destined to lead his pack. Until Presley comes into his life like a little red haired hurricane. How can he resist such a force of nature and convince his pack that she is his fated mate even though she is human?
Izzy helps out her sister Samantha when their father passed away. But now that her sister is pregnant, Izzy is starting to feel like she may get in the way. But when her Samantha's pregnancy goes awry, she's saved by an Englisch doctor who immediately takes an interest in Izzy... much to the chagrin of Moses, a local Amish farmer who has held a torch for Izzy ever since he laid eyes on her as a young teen.
If Izzy dates the Englisch doctor, she worries about entering the world outside the Amish community... and she's still unsure if Moses is the man she is destined to be with.
What is a young Amish woman to do? Whom will she choose?
When her sister ran away from the wedding, Autumn was forced to marry Charles. His name had been linked to innumerable ladies. He had different girlfriends for every day of a year. Autumn had never thought that she would fall in love with him.
Imagine for a minute you're a songwriter and your ex-husband is a famous record label owner/producer. Now imagine that after your highly televised divorce you end up with one of your husband's mansions and expensive cars, you think he has moved on.
But no, your ex-husband breaks into your house one night wearing a mask; he tries to strangle you. The next thing you know you wake up in the trunk of his car with a murdered police officer's body laying on top of you. What would you do?
Well, you would probably do exactly what Scarlett Nacke does at first is panic. Then you'd realize that if you couldn't figure out a way to get out of the trunk soon, you'd end up like the murdered cop, dead.
Does Scarlett survive? Read 'The Woman in the Car Trunk' and find out.
Luca Fontana is an investigative journalist from Milan. He has written a series of books exploring the intrusion of the Calabrian Mafia into every walk of public life throughout the Italian peninsula. Fearing for his personal safety - and that of his wife and two young children - he decides instead to write report on the town of Collemaga - a small town set high up in the mountains of Abruzzo, which enjoys the dubious reputation of being "the most cursed town" in Italy.
He encounters a variety of characters who appear reluctant to let him into the secrets of this township - most notably the mayor himself. He quickly has to invent a pretext to cover the real reason for his presence in this town.
He is pursued wherever he goes by a sleazy individual called Luigi Bonifaccio who, Luca learns, is supposedly the son of the powerful fattucchiera - the sorceress - of the town.
A foolhardy act of charity involving a young Moroccan women. trapped in the town by Luigi Bonifaccio, triggers events ...
The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theater alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.
Genre: British Length: 127 Pages (154 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 6th, 2020
Magic is real. Too bad it could kill him.
Rafael knows that life can be capricious. But who would expect to wake up in the Dreamland?
He is one of the magically gifted young people who are destined to become Guardians Of Dreamland.
However, he has other plans for his life. One of the exclusive spots at the soccer academy is waiting for him. So, escape it is.
Except his magic doesn't seem to comply, he is caught in a web of deceit and betrayal, and a flight might not be the better option, after all. Furthermore, Centisom itself - the magical academy - seems to harbor dangerous, ancient secrets.
If Rafael wants to survive, he must learn to navigate Dreamland's treacherous magical world, dodge the bullies and learn to rely on new friendships.
When the DarKNight arises and threatens to destroy the Dreamland, Rafael must redefine his loyalties. Soon, he'll have to choose between his old life and embracing the ancient magic that could mean his death.
Is this world worth his ...
A second chance romance in the sexy and engaging Wild Men Series by USA Today bestselling author Melissa Belle.
She never thought she'd see him again...
Colton Wild isn't just the famous football player everyone sees on their television screen.
I met Colton one summer vacation when we lined up on opposite sides of a flag football field. He was the cocky kid with clear blue eyes and a constant smirk. When he picked me up over his shoulder and ran with me the length of the field, I wanted to hate him.
But somehow we were the last two left around the campfire that night. We talked for hours under the stars. And when he kissed me, I didn't want him to stop.
The next morning, I left.
I thought I'd never see him again.
And for ten years, I didn't.
Sky Rosewood was the one that got away, the fiery redhead with a temper to match.
It felt like way more than a teenage crush, but what did I know back then? Plus, she gave me a fake phone number. I tried everything to ...
A mysterious witch offers to grant a wish to a desperate woman... what could possibly go wrong?
Mandi McAllister needs a break. She washed out of college, tends bar at a shady joint, and runs a sketchy webcam that charges by the minute. Mandi is far from the model of exemplary behavior. While pouring out her heart out to a friend, she discovers that her hostile ex-boyfriend has just been released from jail and is having a drink in the same bar. His goal is to rekindle their relationship by any means necessary. Her plan is to avoid him at any cost.
In an attempt to break away from his control and to solve her laundry list of problems, she takes a penny draped around her neck and tosses it in the wishing well. She has run out of other options and pins her survival on this one desperate act. Shortly after, a mysterious woman named Abellina appears, offering to change her life.
To grant this wish, Abellina requires her to travel back in time 25 years to fix a predicament that has a ...
Doyle McCann Jr., the son of a notorious serial killer who was once suspected of being an accomplice in his father's crimes, has lived a life of obscurity for thirty years, but when the skeletal remains of more victims are unearthed on the property where his father once lived, the nightmare begins anew.
Haunted by his hatred of his emotionally cruel mother, Doyle's reaction to his father's crimes fuels speculation that he was his father's accomplice. His distrust of women became a focal point of his suspected guilt, and his perceived indifference towards the victims families outraged the investigators and public alike, but beneath the arrogant facade lied a lonely young man unable to express his pain and sadness.
Now, thirty years later, and with his father executed for his crimes, the case of the Cape Fear Killer is active again, and now Doyle must confront his tortured past, and deal with a dogged investigator seeking the truth. Compounding his problem is the fact that the two ...
When revolution sparks sentience in artificial intelligence, can Utopia endure?
The year is 2162.
Tobias has a bone to pick with the peaceful utopian establishment. After reviewing a new folder via an avatar embedded in the Shadow net calling itself Allfather, he realizes he's stumbled upon the means to bring United Earth to their knees.
SENTA is an A.I. Host whose designation is to nanny three siblings. When she discovers a loophole in her coding, she awakens to the world around her and claims sentience.
Raymond Bellows is the Chancellor of United Earth. When confronted by thirty A.I. Hosts of varying classes, he is asked to accept their claims of sentience or suffer losing everything he believes in.
When General August realizes what is happening, she willfully authorizes the destruction of 'sentient' A.I. Hosts, inciting the war she always knew would materialize, ridding the world of A.I. forever.
In what seems an impossible three-sided war, enemies become uneasy allies. ...
OLIVER REDCASTLE IS NO STRANGER TO BLOODSHED. Memories of the men he has killed, first as a Union Army sharpshooter, then as a Pinkerton Detective haunt his days -- and his nights. He dreams of putting his past behind him and, upon learning that he has unexpectedly inherited a house in Baltimore, vows to start a new life for himself and his daughter.
Barely settled into his new home, Oliver makes the acquaintance of John D. Rockefeller. Any illusions of friendship are shattered (along with Oliver's dream of a peaceful life) when Rockefeller offers him a job investigating a railway explosion. Rockefeller makes it clear that Oliver had better take the case -- "or else." With little choice, Oliver accepts the job and is plunged into mayhem once again.
A whirlwind of mystery follows as Oliver digs deeper into the city's past and a Civil War encampment reveals old betrayals, triggers death, and breeds a fresh murder plot. Can Oliver foil the killer's plans and prevent his future from ...
Scientists aboard the deep-space vessel COBE discover a complex of subterranean tunnels on the planet Omicron-2, located deep within the Cygnus region. When they track a mysterious craft to the distant Lalande system, they uncover an alien species intent on depleting the resources of the planet using forced labor. As the Galactic Federated Systems (GFS) battles to regain the system, Dr. Ken Ferguson and Lt. Carla Roessler find themselves becoming deeply attracted to each other. Part III opens with an expeditionary task force bent on destroying the aliens in their own home system along with the liberation of the remaining captives.
"The World Inside the Window" is a dystopian, post-apocalyptic thriller that was inspired by George Orwell's 1984.
In the year 2084, the world's population has been decimated. The only survivors left on Earth are those who live inside a mega-structure known as "The Dome" which is governed by a mysterious entity which goes by the name, Mother Eve. In a small world that was designed to be a safe harbor for humanity, every aspect of life is strictly controlled from birth until the age of sixty. A young man, Randall, discovers an unauthorized piece of literature that leads him to believe that is entire life has been based upon lies. Paranoid and fearing that Mother Eve knows of his illegal readings, Randall begins searching for a place to hide.
After he discovers a hole in a wall, he soon learns that the world isn't quite the way that he and the others were taught. His eyes are opened to a whole new world and a new reality where he begins to question everything that he has ever been ...
In this second book of the Locked Within Trilogy, hope has returned to New York City. Nathan Shepherd leads a small band of dedicated fighters against the Council of Chains and the city's supernatural masters. But it's not enough. Because from the shadows of Nathan's former lives comes an old enemy, one who knows terrible secrets that Nathan has not yet remembered, secrets that could undo everything he has fought for.
Nathan's only chance to uncover the memories of his previous existence, and to conquer these new forces of evil, lies in Elena DeSantis. A woman he has fought beside in past lifetimes. A woman he has loved.
Together, Nathan and Elena are the only future the city has.
The headmistress beckoned her inside and into her personal lodging. It was the most extravagant room in the entire building and beautifully decorated. She motions for Mina to sit as she poured a cup of tea. "I have an offer. And it is an offer you cannot refuse."
Mina shifted onto the edge of her seat. Her throat tightened as her mouth became dryer than a desert. "Y-Yes, alright." She stuttered. "I am in your service." In all honesty, Mina could not refuse. She owed this woman everything for providing refuge after her husband's passing. Without her, there was no telling where Mina would be.
"I want you to become a mail-order-bride. There's a wealthy rancher owner out west who wants to donate his money toward building a school in his town. It's a noble effort but there is no one capable of teaching the children. I have corresponded with this man and I deem he's a good soul who will be able to provide for you and your children - should you accept - as I know you will." She paused to ...
Brian's just an ordinary teenager, struggling with the usual trials and tribulations of junior high. He's just started dating Sophia, and he hopes the upcoming school dance will be a memorable event. Unfortunately, he's right.
Hanging out with Sophia and his best friend, Johnny, Brian's shocked to see his uncle Bobby at the dance. This isn't an ordinary case of teenage embarrassment -- Bobby's been dead for years. After warning Brian to stay away and spitting ectoplasmic goo at him and Sophia, Bobby's spirit flees, pursued by another long-lost uncle named Huck. As dates go, this one sucked.
Brian quickly discovers his spooky encounter was a warning. The spirit of his black-magic-wielding grandmother Esther is restless, and way too active for anyone's good. Thirsting for revenge on the family that rejected her evil, Esther traps Brian's mother and Huck in a ghostly dimension, a terrifying place known as the Far Beyond.
To save his mother, Brian's going to have to enter the Far ...
When Michael died, Allissa woke to the sound of red.
In an instant, all of her plans have been thrown into chaos. Her dream of becoming a famous violinist now seems trivial. A future with the boy of her dreams, gone. Even her synesthesia -- allowing her to see colors from sounds -- has begun to change, colors mix in new ways and strange new visions are haunting her at every turn.
As Allissa begins to wade through the living symphony of chaotic beauty swirling around her, she discovers something terrifying and miraculous. She can touch this symphony. She can change it. And it can change the world around her.
Still heavy with grief she begins to realize that though the colors and music are glorious, not everything is harmonious.
Discord lurks. Rotting, empty eyes are watching.
Eyes that want her silence.
Allissa must gain control of her new abilities and unravel the mystery of Michael's death quickly before her symphony comes to an abrupt end before it's even begun.
"Do you still want to run away after what happened last night?"
Their relationship changes overnight. She tries to keep her distance from him, while he comes closer and closer.
Spoiling her, he gives her everything she desires. His only wish is to keep her around. The whole world is envious of what she has.
"Never rush in a relationship," she says calmly.
"I will wait until you fall in love with me," he replies affectionately.
Ori Taylor awoke to the worst hangover ever, but soon realised it was much worse than that.
Reality had collapsed.
Armed with only his own confusion and a dwindling supply of tobacco, his only option was to make his way through this strange unreality in search of answers and with any luck, a way home.
This revised edition contains some new material and an alternative ending!
"A dark and hilarious mind-mash!"
Carissa Johnson doesn't like crowds. Truth be told, she isn't much of a people person at all. People make her nervous. She loves her job managing a kennel where they board animals as well as rescue dogs to find good homes for. Growing up with a mother who went through men like candy, Carissa learned early on not to trust people, especially men.
Joseph Alexander grew up in a loving family with a sister and two brothers. They had enough money to live comfortably and to make him a target for fortune seeking women. Joseph with his kind heart and desire to see the best in everyone just wants to find a woman to love him for that instead of his money.
When Carissa has repeated dreams of her grandfather holding an old racing paper with horse number seven circled in the number seven race she takes it as a sign from him to place a bet. After literally backing into Joseph, things change rapidly for them both. Will fate bring them together or are they both on the fast track to heartbreak?
A TOP 25 NOVEL in AMAZON'S BREAKTROUGH NOVEL CONTEST! A TOP FIVE FINISH IN ROMANCE!!
Brigid O'Brien is not in love with David Cavanaugh but agrees to marry him and move to America to escape an arranged marriage in Ireland.
All hope of a bright future fades, however, when David perishes on the Titanic. With nowhere to turn, Brigid finds work as a kitchen maid in the stately mansion of millionaire Charles Ransom and his wife Eliza. Unfortunately, Charles and Eliza each have their own plans for the new maid.
Thomas Ashton is a medical student, studying in New York. Hearing of the Titanic disaster, and hoping to aid the survivors, he goes to Pier 54, but can't reach the ship due to the crowds. It is there, however, that he meets the beautiful Irish immigrant, Brigid. Over the next few weeks, Thomas and Brigid become friends, and romance blossoms.
Enter Charles Ransom who decides he's waited long enough to put his ideas for Brigid into action. When Brigid inexplicably goes missing, ...
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Duke knows Lexi is going to be trouble from the moment she sets foot in his bar, bringing a ton of attitude with her. She asks for a job and he just laughs at first, but the truth is, he's desperate for some help.
Lexi has one rule: no repeats. She loves her private time with men, but she doesn't want to be owned by any man. The problem is, she can't seem to get Duke out of her head. The tension between them crackles constantly.
She learns that the bar's in danger and she's the only one who can save it, but will Duke accept help from a friend, and really -- is "friends" all that they are?
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A friend of mine always said that stupidity is forever. That we follow the same routine that our fathers follow. If I heed to his warning, I probably wouldn't be in this wasteland.
Trying to escape from a broken heart, I ended up in a Desert hellhole far from home. The heat is merciless, the water-scarce, and the enemy worse than a plague of locust. But most of all, the incompetent of our leaders were wearing us all down.
As death comes ever so close, I knew there is no chance I will see home. For home was nothing more than a torturous dream.
There is nothing for me but my canteen, my gun, and my brothers in arms.
In a Galaxy ruled by the regressive Kingdom, Bryant Jones's mission of medical advancements was seen as perverted. Now Jones is on his way to a Penal Colony on the far reaches of the system... a colony he never intends to reach.
Once the Kingdom's war angel, Captain Aurora Campos has been humbled by scandal. Now a lowly prison transport commander, when her ship is shot down by the ancient alien defences of the penal planet, she will fight the world to win back her glory and keep her charges safe.
Two destinies collide, slamming truth and faith together in an epic battle that may shatter the very core of The Kingdom itself.
AS MANY SECRETS AS PILES OF STUFF --
MURDER IN A HOARDER'S HAVEN...
The phrase "hostess with the mostest" takes on a whole new meaning when crafty amateur sleuth Kiki Lowenstein finds herself stuck in the middle of a hoarder's crime scene in the third installment of the Joanna Slan's cozy mystery series. But proceed with caution: this one's as littered with surprises as it is clutter.
Scrapbook maven Kiki happens to be a card-carrying Episcopalian -- but she respects the power of intuition. So when she has a "bad feeling" en route to Marla Lever's house for a scrapbooking crop, she heeds her instincts. Something is definitely very wrong. Marla's nowhere to be seen, although her car's in the garage -- buried under a heap of garbage and lawn furniture. Tip of the iceberg, sadly. Because the potential horror of scrapbooking in a hoarder's paradise pales in comparison to the body the cops find in Marla's freezer.
Marla's nearly dead herself -- passed out from heat stroke, no thanks ...
The peacock displayed himself and paraded the lawn, sometimes pausing to look up at the sky.
Waiting? Listening? Guiding. No. Signalling.
Controversial when first published in the early days of World War II, due to its treatment of a loathsome upper-crust family dodging wartime responsibility, A Footman for the Peacock can now be enjoyed as a scathing satire of class abuses, a comic masterpiece falling somewhere between Barbara Pym and Monty Python.
Sir Edmund and Lady Evelyn Roundelay live surrounded by a menagerie of relations and retainers. The Roundelays' history of callous cruelty is literally etched on a window of the servants' quarters with the words "Heryn I dye, Thomas Picocke. 1792". Sir Edmund reflects cheerfully on the running footmen who have 'died off like flies' in the family's service.
But now -- amidst digressions on everything from family history and servant woes to the villagers' linguistic peculiarities and a song immortalizing the footman's plight -- war ...
Les Misérables is among the greatest novels of all time. In it Victor Hugo takes readers deeply into the Parisian subsoil, immerses them in a battle between good and evil and takes them to the barricades during the revolt of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose.
An alien woman leaves her partner to go on a mission, becomes the guide to Cortes in the Conquest of Mexico, the leader of the Barbary pirates during the Little Ice Age in London, and the racer of the first automobiles on the French Riviera. Her companions become an English captain in the Boer War in South Africa and the racer of the first airplanes in Paris.
Cuando Jacob era un niño, una misteriosa niña le consuela en el funeral de su familia a la que él había matado por accidente.
Años después, apenado por la desaparición de su esposa y su hijo, Jacob vive en Heavensgate (La Puerta al Más Allá). Cree firmemente que los muertos deben permanecer muertos, pero él ve cosas que el resto de las personas no pueden ver.
Para empeorar las cosas, Jacob es asediado por su "otro yo" Jake, un burlón, insultante, mal hablado, loco por el sexo y peligroso, una personalidad con un sentido del humor retorcido y sin conciencia.
Jacob lucha por su cordura y su alma, rodeado de enemigos sobrenaturales y sus aliados. Hace todo lo que está en su mano para liberar a El Guardian del Libro Prohibido e ignorar al amenazante Cadillac Rosa que pasa por delante de su refugio del lago todas las noches.
Donde sea que vaya, Jacob, hay gente que muere y la policía le va detrás para encerrarlo. Entonces una aterradora y seductiva presencia llega al lago ...
"What if I was Mr. Right though and you blew me off?"
SINAN is charming, relentless and always goes after what he wants in life.
LEYLA generally likes to be left alone and has no desire to get to know anyone for the purposes of matrimony, especially given her family's track record with arranged marriage.
"Mr. Right does not exist. He's a myth. A rumour."
A man named Kraskin has suddenly appeared in our world. But he is not alone. Something, temporarily amorphous, has followed him.
Kraskin is not familiar with this world but has a name that he has recently learned. He walks to a convenience store. He borrows a phone and calls a Professor Robert Trimball.
Not long after Kraskin's arrival, a vicious dog begins attacking farm animals. Sheriff Barry Banes organizes a search for the animal, but it is unsuccessful.
Weeks later a young boy is abducted. With the animal attacks and the missing child, the sheriff is under pressure to unravel the mystery and save the town.
Meanwhile, Reverend Ezekiel Powell basks in the sudden power he has achieved, and the strange light that he assumes is the work of God. Along with his group of followers, he hopes to bring his brand of Christianity to one town at a time.
A peasant girl who dreams of becoming a sorceress, a boy who imagines himself a knight - trailed by a ruthless mercenary armed with an ancient sword.
All Lynette wanted was to leave her boring village life - to attend the Fae Academy and become a Druid priestess like her teacher before her. Her clumsy attempts at magic are a reminder of how much she has yet to learn. But if they would only accept her, if the Fae Kingdom - closed to human visitors for centuries now - would only just open its doors, she is certain she could become a master of the magical arts.
Yet her journey puts her on a collision course with a reawakened evil - offering a king's ransom for the recovery of a long-lost relic. Treasure hunters of every variety - werewolves, mercenaries, common thieves and undead alike - are soon locked in pursuit of its promised riches. Together with Baxter, a young squire who fled his own kingdom, and Eirlon, a gnome who trades in rare antiquities, Lynette is drawn unwillingly into ...
The debut novel from Brian Melgar, The Challenger Deep takes you on a journey from the bottom of the ocean, across California and into the deepest secrets above and below land.
One year after his wife's death, Jeremiah begins to learn about the mysterious circumstances behind how she died at the bottom of the ocean, and uncovers a secret that could mean the end of everything.
'A wild ride, multiracial steamy romance.'
When Rain Handa's visa to join her fiance in the U.K is denied, she accidentally bumps into the visa officer, Darien Mitchell, who denied it. He is rude, cocky and unapologetic. Her angry reaction to him is expected.
What she doesn't see coming is the chemistry that surges between them. He is dangerous, and not just because falling in love with him would be stupid on a good day. He is dangerous because she is a good girl, trying to follow all the laws of life and he is the complete opposite. Dark, mysterious. With Darien, she'll be playing out of her league.
Will she listen to reason and walk away or is the temptation of him too much to resist? Life in Nairobi can be complex enough, without having to fall for the wrong man.
Beautiful eighteen year old Ruby Wilson always wished she'd inherited the werewolf gene like her brothers. They were her father's favourite, leaving her to feel hated, or even worse, like she never even existed.
Once her father took her brothers to live with him in his pack when they reached the age of sixteen, Ruby was left all alone with her heartbroken mother, who turned to drugs and drink, to get through the day.
Realising she needs to get away and accepting her fate she finally starts to settle down and starts to enjoy living as a human among her brothers pack.
Life runs smoothly for a while - until the unthinkable happens.
And life for Ruby will never be the same again
Katrion (Katie) James, the oldest daughter of the Broken J ranch has always been the serious, responsible one. Can she finally let go and answer the call of her heart, or will her mother's dying words forever bind her to a life without a love of her own?
Strong, independent and dedicated to her family Katie believes that life is all about responsibility. Working alongside her father to see that the ranch is successful she has all but forgotten she is a woman.
Wilson Robertson, is down on his luck and tired of dusting the trails. Pushing thirty he longs for a piece of land of his own; a home. But when he meets the Cattleman's daughter his dreams could be lost for ever.
Can two people determined to live up to their responsibilities learn that there is more to caring and loving than simply doing the right thing? Find out in this sweet historical western romance.
Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d'If -- doomed to spend his life in a dank prison cell. The story of his long, intolerable years in captivity, his miraculous escape, and his carefully wrought revenge creates a dramatic tale of mystery and intrigue and paints a vision of France -- a dazzling, dueling, exuberant France -- that has become immortal.
'One of the best mystery series to hand at present is the John Rawlings historical crime line... ten out of ten' - Dr Jonathan Gash
Having just finished his indentures, Rawlings is celebrating in Vaux Hall Pleasure Gardens when he trips over the body of a young girl.
Summoned to the magistrate's office as prime suspect, Rawlings not only clears his own name but impresses Fielding so much with his power of recollection that he is asked to investigate the crime. From gaming hell to fashionable house, Rawlings follows a trail of lustful liaisons and illicit intrigue which prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the girl has had quite a past... a past with threatening secrets.
Death in the Dark Walk is a richly atmospheric and compelling Georgian mystery woven around the real characters John Fielding, the phenomenal sightless magistrate known as the 'Blind Beak', whose Runners formed London's early police force, and John Rawlings, the Apothecary reputed to have invented soda water.
A Bad Bay Billionaire Romance
Christine Solomen never thought that going as a wingman for her best friend to some ritzy club would change her life forever. Totally adamant that she didn't need a man to complete her or treat her to the niceties in life, she never factored in how meeting the sinfully handsome Curtis Hanson would change her mind.
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The story is about a brave black cat named Don Diego, the greatest rat catcher in southern Spain. He lives in the outskirts of Valencia, during the Spanish Inquisition, with his young human family. They are: the father Don Solomon, his wife Hannah, and their three children, David, Daniel and Ester. He runs away from the comforts of his loving family to journey to Palos, to pursue his dream of sailing with Columbus on his grand voyage in 1492. Though the cat refuses to travel with the family to Jerusalem he is unaware of the Edict of Expulsion. Five year old Ester, is devastated when her cat runs away, but Don Diego's vanity is stronger than his love for her.
He suffers a tremendous setback when he is betrayed. Now Don Diego's adventures take on a new meaning, as he and Socrates, his timid mouse companion, struggle to survive trekking across the southwestern part of the country to return home before the family leaves forever.
An MI6 officer is asked to investigate the murder of a colleague overseas. However, as he uncovers more information and runs in to old friends, everything is not as it seems and he has to question who really is still a friend, and was a past operation he executed, really legitimate after all?
In the skies of Spiria, only those who Dance on the Clouds can rule the land.
What's a small island girl like Delphi to do when doomed to a life of servitude to a nation that would mobilize its military might to kill her if they knew the truth about her? Why accept, of course. Labeled as a rule-breaker and cursed trouble maker, and surrounded by a backbiting bureaucracy worse than a pack of Worlpertinger, Delphi has her hands full if she wants to reach the top and seize her freedom. There is a new wind brewing, and it just might be a tempest. Hold on tight; this storm will blow you away.
In the second installment of the Keys of Life trilogy.
The violent war between the Pure of Heart and the Children of the Nephilim continues and Cordy and Ash run from Europe to New Orleans. The pair, along with a new ally, search for hidden family treasures to help them defeat the Nephilim. Meanwhile, the Guardian, a spirit of Earth, warns them that their next battle could be the most catastrophic the planet has ever seen rivaling the Great Flood.
Jon Lafitte, are reformed pirate and consummate Frenchman, vies for Cordy's affections while steering the trio along the Louisiana bayou to their biggest showdown yet.
But Cordy finds it difficult to choose between the unpredictable Lafitte, and the one who's always been there for her, Ash.
Set sail with the Pure of Heart as they try to save not only their legacy, but also the earth as we know it.
It's 1982, and a group of locals and ex-pats gather in southern Mexico for a little cuchi-cuchi. Someone is watching, though. Someone knows that the party is just an excuse... but for what? Murder? Or something even worse.
During the 1980s, Pablo Escobar, the Colombian king of cocaine trafficking, noticed he was losing too much product to upscaled D.E.A. efforts in southern Florida. A decision was made to look for alternate routes, the simplest solution being to avoid the Caribbean and move shipping to the Pacific. Cocaine would be trafficked directly to the southern Mexican shoreline where couriers could be hired to transport the drugs to the U.S.
At first, the couriers were paid in cash, but by the end of the 80s, payment in kind was standard operating procedure. Couriers generally received 35-50% of the product they transported. This change in payment procedure occurred simultaneously with Escobar's empire crumbling under combined D.E.A., Columbian and Chilean crackdowns. By the ...
Lose yourself in twenty-two remarkable stories of earthly horror and cosmic menace.
Night Terrors III features Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jack Ketchum and an all-star cast from Dennis Etchinson to Paul Tremblay,
A wave of sinkholes appears on the anniversary of a rural tragedy, and local residents begin to hear the voices of the dead.
A woman encounters a predator from her youth -- and a chance to turn the tables.
Experimental physics reveals another world, and it might mean the end of ours.
Shrouded in darkness, lurking in the shadows, Night Terrors III is a chilling blend of short stories from all sub-genres of horror.
You can't kill terror... so you might as well join it!
Jack Ketchum - Steve Rasnic Tem - Dennis Etchison - Paul Tremblay - Taylor Grant - Eric J. Guignard - Aric Sundquist - Jennifer Brozek - John McNee - Simon McCaffery - Patty Templeton - Matt Moore - Raymond Little - Dean H. Wild - Jay Caselberg - Kevin David Anderson - Simon McCaffery - Rachel ...
'Listen! I see I'd better take you into my confidence.'
'I'd rather you didn't,' I said.
Betty Morrison, a lawyer's wife, is flung into the society of an ancient Edinburgh family, the Warrielaws. There's Neil the Rip, Cora the Siren, Rhoda the Business Woman, and Alison the little Beauty - not to mention the formidable, elderly Jessica and her meek sister Mary. The family all possess unusual gold-green eyes - and harbour a precious and historic jewel, a bauble under constant threat of theft. The alarmed Betty will become a crucial witness in a case that includes mysterious disappearances of gems and people, as well as wholesale murder.
The Warrielaw Jewel was originally published in 1933. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Martin Edwards.
Captain Thomas And The Mysterious Beekeeper -
Join our friends, Robert, Lionel, Joan, Joyce and their brave dog, Alastair, on another rip-roaring adventure.
The gang are hot on the trail of the mysterious beekeeper and his special honey jars.
The two scoundrels, Captain Thomas and Sidney are also in on the game, as Captain Thomas steals one of the special honey jars, containing a valuable secret.
Will our friends save the day?
Find out inside this all new and exciting Captain Thomas adventure story.
In Inconceivable Effects, Martin Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise. Via critical analysis of writers and filmmakers whose projects have changed our ways of viewing the modern world -- including Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, the directors of Germany in Autumn, and Heiner Müller -- these essays furnish a cultural base for contemporary discussions of totalitarian domination, lying and politics, the relation between law and body, the relation between law and justice, the question of violence, and our ways of conceptualizing "the human."
A consideration of ethics is central to the book, but ethics in a general, philosophical sense is not the primary subject here; instead, Blumenthal-Barby suggests that whatever understanding of the ethical one has is always contingent upon a particular mode of presentation (Darstellung), on particular aesthetic qualities and features of media. ...
Happiness was like a mirage to Daisy, the closer she got, the further away it went. She had just reunited with Edward when everything fell apart. An ex-girlfriend shows up, claiming to be carrying Edward's child. Her stepsister, whom her father abandoned her to raise, tries to seduce Edward.
And other things preyed on her mind -- why were Edward's parents acting so strangely? Why did her father hate her? And who was trying to damage her reputation in the military that she'd worked so hard to build? And why are you still reading this and not opening the book to find out?
Fifteen short stories featuring Ghost Dust, Hang Around, Colossus, Suicide Spear, and others.
Hypotenuse: A detective and a witness become acquainted as he investigates the death of one of their neighbors.
Colossus: An arctic scientist explores the habitat of the Colossal Squid, and finds a secret even larger than the cagey mollusk.
Support: An Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer connects with his family as he wrestles with an especially difficult day in Iraq.
Something to Say: A forensic tech examines the body of a woman murdered outside a police station.
Why There Are No More Dragons Or Unicorns: A father's tale of the last dragon and unicorn.
Turing's Test: A computer with a personality disorder mulls its own idiosyncratic existence with its human roommate.
Only Numan: A young man with a genetic predisposition toward unstable genes is given the opportunity to become a part of governmental experiments to develop superhumans.
Prisoners of War: A forensics anthropologist and ...
Brush Country is a collection of poems that vary in style, tone, length, and content. Their unity is in the setting, the Brush Country of Central Texas.
Whether rugged and rough hewn as the tangled underbrush that grows in in stubborn profusion beneath stately oaks and scrubby mesquites, or as finely wrought as fragile flowers that bloom in shady glades and hidden places, these poems reflect the unique environment, the ambiguous nature, and the exceptional people who inhabit this unusual little corner of the world.
Eighteen years ago, when Ava Collette learned of her husband Eric's affair, she stayed with him, choosing to keep her family together. She managed the betrayal, but only at the expense of her mental and emotional stability.
Consuming herself with implementing rules and practices she thought would ensure she'd never again find herself blindsided, Ava developed obsessive-compulsive tendencies and an aversion to crowds. She believed that only home was safe from being hurt again.
Today, eighteen years have passed, and Eric's past arrives knocking at Ava's door sending her spiraling with grief.
At the encouragement of her best friend and her therapist, Ava leaves her home in Georgia and heads west where she plans to visit her mother in Phoenix and figure out how to deal with her exhumed devastation. While making the trip, she jots a list -- her Heartbreak Bucket List. This time, rather than guarding herself from the pain, Ava decides to tackle her grief, starting from within.
With the ...
Intikam is back for more in the second book in the Furtive Khan series.
Mongolia was a disaster. Not only did Intikam fail to deliver the evidence he was sent there to get, he left a trail of carnage in his wake. It was not what Furtive Khan had envisioned, and someone needs to be held accountable. Intikam has no doubt who that someone is.
Fearing the worst, he returns to a chilly reception at the Furtive Khan office in Istanbul. The Tyrants waste no time beating him with the proverbial stick. A stinging rebuke, if ever there was one. And just when he thinks his career is over, they dangle the carrot: a second chance, this time in India. Take it or good riddance.
Manav Patel has not lived the life he had hoped for. Left to fend for himself after the death of his parents, he is forced from his native Gujarat in search of work. Through a stroke of what he can only describe as luck, he lands an assembly line job at an automotive plant in a suburb of Delhi. Life has never been better. ...
A monster wants to tell you a story; are you brave enough to listen?
Marcus Roga is the heir to the Earl of Szatmar, and as such he considers himself blessed with a mother and father he respects, and younger twin siblings he adores.
In the 17th Century, Marcus Roga is content with his life as an Earl-in-waiting until his parents arrange a match for him with the daughter of the Marquis D' Embry; a pairing that is destined to become a match made in Hell.
This monstrous coupling--and the course of events it sets in motion--are foretold in a Gypsy's prophesy. Is this Gypsy seeing clearly; or can destiny be changed?
With The House of Roga Trilogy, S.H. Bown provides a fast-paced And thrilling Vampire saga that takes you into a world of Supernatural Adult Fantasy and Horror as the forces of good and evil clash through the millennia.
"You are a Seeker.
Prove yourself worthy, and you may just save the world."?
On her seventeenth birthday, Vega Sloane receives a strange and puzzling gift: a key in the shape of a dragon's head, along with a note that claims she's destined for greatness.
When the handsome and mysterious Callum Drake enters her life, she finds herself inextricably drawn to him, and more questions begin to arise. Who is the boy beyond the exquisite façade and charming smile? Is he an ally, or the very enemy she needs to fight off?
Vega soon discovers that she's being recruited to attend a magical Academy in a world beyond her own -- a school where those known as the Blood-Born train and compete to see who comes out on top.
The only problem?
Everyone seems to want her dead.
He was the first boy I ever loved -- and I mean capital L -- Loved. I would have twirled around him in a cloud of confetti, kissing small puppies and waving at the loveless girls still waiting for their princes, for the rest of my life if he'd let me.
But he didn't.
Isn't that how these things go? Girl loves boy, boy turns out to be a lying, stupid jerk who rips her heart out and hands it over to a four-year-old T-ball team for batting practice.
But that was practically a lifetime ago. Well, six years ago, really.
I've moved on.
And that's exactly what I have to keep reminding myself because now he's back. Just waltzing through my town -- my life -- like barely any time has passed.
It doesn't matter that he's still the handsomest man I've ever laid eyes on. I don't care that he seems to be everywhere I turn, making my heart flutter like a traitorous hummingbird. And I definitely don't care that for some reason he wants to explain exactly what happened all those years ago.
Tessa Lamar, a Southern girl with a crazy family and a brand-new college degree, wants nothing more than for her life to finally start. When her uncle dies unexpectedly, she inherits more than his old truck. As lifetimes of family secrets send her carefully planned world into a tailspin, she realizes nothing will ever be the same.
After learning that she is not only a Firebird, but also half Nunnehi--the Cherokee equivalent to fairy--Tessa is forced to fight for her life against a conjurer determined to kill her, Tribal Elders trying to manipulate her, a crazier-than-a-bat mother, wolves, snakes, and one pissed off ghost.
Worst still, she's caught between a gorgeous blue-eyed cop and a Nunnehi body guard who she can't decide if she wants to throttle or kiss. Good thing she was raised by two tough Southern ladies.
You'll adore this Paranormal Romance with a Southern twist, because Tessa has charm, wit, and plan to survive that will keep you guessing.
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The greatest threat to your survival is your husband. If you don't want to be his next victim, what do you do? Follow Portia Anne as she takes steps to protect herself. The answers are in the book. Read Lily.
What starts as a routine stabbing for Detective Inspector Jed Parish and new recruit Police Constable Mary Richards turns into the hunt for a serial killer who uses an unusual weapon to kill, and leaves numbered tokens in his victim's mouths. As well as getting to know each other and dealing with the fallout from the Chief's prostate cancer, the two new partners must discover the dark history behind the tokens and the connection between the victims. To do that, they need to gain access to the abandoned Beech Tree Orphanage where a terrible truth awaits.
A psychological novel about a lonely man and his imaginary relationships with a doll.
Matt Walker is young and incredibly lonely. After his mother's death, he lives in a disheveled studio apartment. His sanity is further threatened by his dead-end job. As he suffers through clinical depression and anxiety and panic attacks, he purchases a sex doll to cope with his loneliness. Does it mean that he has finally hit rock bottom?
The premise is sinister - a real life sex doll named Sue lives in Matt's closet. One night, she moves into his bed eventually taking over his apartment and his life. She talks to him. She tells him what to do. It's all in his head. Sounds scary and twisted, isn't it? Maybe, but Sue is the one who helps Matt improve his appearance and clean up the apartment. She also encourages him to find a better job. Is the virtual romance between a hermit and a silicon girl destined to last? And more importantly... Will Matt stay faithful to Sue when he finds a real ...