The year is 2001.
On her way out of work on a frigid October night, two inebriated thugs assault pregnant Ashley Ferguson as she goes to get in her car. She is knocked unconscious and is taken to the field behind the shopping center where 23-year-old Ashley is brutally raped. This horrifying event devastates her emotionally, not only for obvious reasons, but also because it comes in the wake of her husband's tragic death.
Down and out as well as broke, talented abstract painter Ashley is forced to moved back home with her mother. Claire Whittaker, who is retired, does not want the responsibility of having to take care of Ashley's baby. Even though she loves the child dearly, it shouldn't be her job.
Then one day, after peeking in her daughter's diary, Claire is shocked to learn that Ashley is hearing voices, which are telling her to commit suicide with the .22 caliber revolver that she had supposedly bought for protection.
So who will save her? Who will save Ashley from the drugs and alcohol that begin to control her life? Who will help her become the responsible parent that her baby deserves?
Could it be Troy? The supermarket employee who had chased away the rapists? And with whom Ashley had fallen in love with? Would he accept not only her, but also her and Peter's child? Ashley hopes so, because without someone to love, life doesn't seem worth living.
During an assignment in space in the year 2135, Captain Kailin Patrick tests a dream den built to give people the chance to relive and create new, pleasant memories, but, as the machine offers the opportunity for him to reexperience intimate moments with a past love, Kailin can't resist and builds himself up to a devastating mental breakdown, bringing his personal mission to an abrupt end just after observing the destruction of Saturn at the hands of a cosmic event, one that may also destroy the planet he calls home.
For a man whose life has revolved around the New Earth Coalition space program, being forced to live the life of an everyday citizen will be full of trials as he balances his love for another woman, haunting dreams mixed with reality, and a series of events that will force him to rediscover and remember what his heart and mind fears most.
"I'm confident that I'll never change. Most people never do. It's just a matter of living with who you are, and, by sharing my story, I believe I'm starting to do just that." -Kailin Patrick
Once everything dear to the person is lost, and only the obsession stays - then does one truly understand the issues that reside in ones self.
John has always had a crush on Melanie Mercer, as far as you will know. Through years of growing up together, and holding on to the idea that she was absolutely perfect - John has to figure out how to handle the way he approaches Melanie about his feelings when the two are reunited once again.
John's perspective completely fleshes out the kind of person that he is, and his uniqueness, and outward thinking will resonate with any reader, while another mysterious character that comes into play later in the story will provide the dark, and eerie side to ones mind that will have the same connective effect with the reader.
"A methodical female serial killer in Texas targets abusive, homicidal men who skirt the justice system in this thriller... This gripping story doesn't provide easy answers... A grim, riveting tale of a vigilante murderer that's sure to spark debates." ~~ Kirkus Review~~
Nicole Brannig believes that education is the panacea for what ails this country. She starts an organization that offers all-expenses-paid, four-year college scholarships to impoverished students. But there is a catch. All applicants must agree to a tubal ligation or a vasectomy to qualify. Despite being ridiculed and threatened, and accused of attempting to resurrect eugenics, she has more applicants than she has funds for. Nicole's dream of making a dent in the cycle of poverty and child abuse is becoming a reality, but when one father discovers that his daughter has signed a contract for this scholarship and goes after Nicole with a gun, her dream begins to unravel. Z hasn't the patience for slow processes, such as Nicole's scholarship program, or the expensive and lengthy legal proceedings required to incarcerate wife beaters, child abusers, and pedophiles, who all too often get off with a slap on the wrist because of slick defense attorneys. She has a much more efficient, and cost-effective, way of dealing with these men. She tracks them down and dismembers them. Unlike Nicole, Z is hailed as a hero. When an angry FBI agent discovers the killer's secret, the paths of both women cross.
The Solution follows the lives of several of the characters from Counsel of Deceit.
"We'll bury her so deep, even her ghost will have a mouth full of dirt!"
When Rebecca Wallace arrives at Auercliff to check on her aged aunt, she's in for a shock. Her aunt's mind is crumbling, and the old woman refuses to let Rebecca stay overnight. And just as she thinks she's starting to understand the truth, Rebecca makes a horrifying discovery in one of the house's many spare rooms.
A dead body. A woman. Old and rotten. And her aunt insists she has no idea where it came from.
The truth lies buried in the past. For generations, the occupants of Auercliff have been tormented by the repercussions of a horrific secret. And somehow everything seems to be centered upon the mausoleum in the house's ground, where every member of the family is entombed once they die.
Whose body was left to rot in one of the house's rooms? Why have successive generations of the family been plagued by a persistent scratching sound? And what really happened to Rebecca many years ago, when she found herself locked inside the Auercliff mausoleum?
The Body at Auercliff is a horror story about a family and a house, and about the refusal of the past to stay buried.
The Gambler is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts. The Idiot is, alongside some of Dostoyevsky's other works, often considered one of the most brilliant literary achievements of the "Golden Age" of Russian literature. The 26-year-old Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin returns to Russia after spending several years in a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by the society of St. Petersburg for his trusting nature and naiveté, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between a beautiful kept woman and a virtuous and pretty young girl, both of whom win his affection. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature.
Genre: Psychological Length: 867 Pages (1,661 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 5th, 2020
Este ebook presenta "Colección integral de Franz Kafka" con un sumario dinámico y detallado. Tabla de contenidos: La metamorfosis El proceso El castillo América Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924) fue un escritor de origen judío nacido en Bohemia que escribió en alemán. Fue autor de tres novelas, El proceso (Der Prozeß), El castillo (Das Schloß) y El desaparecido (Amerika o Der Verschollene), la novela corta La metamorfosis (Die Verwandlung) y un gran número de relatos cortos. Además, dejó una abundante correspondencia y escritos autobiográficos.
Genre: Psychological Length: 963 Pages (1,300 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 4th, 2020
When the night falls, the unnamed narrator finds it difficult to reign in his galloping thoughts. Night for him means profound loneliness and also the only time when his thoughts and memories come back unbidden, often waking him up in the middle of the night. His thoughts involuntarily go back his past, his country home in Combray and the people who once populated that time... "For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say "I'm going to sleep." And half an hour later the thought that it was time to go to sleep would awaken me; I would try to put away the book which, I imagined, was still in my hands, and to blow out the light; I had been thinking all the time... "
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la Recherche du Temps Perdu (1913-1927). He is considered by English critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.
Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1889-1930) was a Scottish writer, most famous for his English translation of most of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, which he published under the Shakespearean title Remembrance of Things Past.
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Dostoyevsky's complete novels. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Table of Contents: NOVELS AND NOVELLAS: Poor Folk The Double The Landlady Netochka Nezvanova Uncle's Dream The Village of Stepanchikovo The Insulted and Humiliated The House of the Dead Notes from Underground Crime and Punishment The Gambler The Idiot The Permanent Husband The Possessed (Demons) The Raw Youth (The Adolescent) The Brothers Karamazov ESSAYS ON DOSTOYEVSKY: A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Isabel Florence Hapgood DOSTOYEVSKY AND HIS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD by Zinaida Vengerova ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps Extract from 'AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE' by Maurice Baring BIOGRAPHY Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Study by Aimée
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A missing teenage boy. Three friends who know what happened. A secret they swear never to tell. Until the secret comes back to haunt them... thirty years later.
Jack, Matt, Cassie, and Lisa are four friends growing up on "The Edge", a cul-de-sac in the 80s. The alpha male, the lucky one, the goody-two shoes, and the glamorous hottie that all the boys want. On the outside, they seem to have it all. Yet inside, the teens are shattered in pieces. It is their unbreakable friendship with each other that prevents them from falling apart. Until the one night when tragedy is set forth into motion by their actions, leaving one of the four dead... and missing. The remaining three swear to never speak of that night again... or to each other. They go their separate ways, hoping to bury their mistakes and the past.
Thirty years later, one of the friends gets an ominous message. Someone is digging into their past and threatening to expose their secret. Who is it and what do they really want? Is their secret the only thing that isn't safe, or are their lives in danger, too?
Doug Horolez is a talentless boy hopelessly in love with his only friend, E. Summerson. That's the good news. When E.'s sister is murdered in the woods behind town, Doug joins agroup of junior high pariahs--led by an ill and eerily charismatic boy--to solve the girl's mysterious death and to prove his devotion. But as bonds within the group deepen, their methods become cultish and vengeful. Doug must then find his voice and act according to his conscience before the price to be loved becomes unspeakable violence.
Keltner has created a coming-of-age novel and psychological thriller that investigates the recurrent mysteries of loss, loneliness, and the precarious desire to belong.
At the end of World War II, twenty-year-old Vera is brutally raped by an unknown assailant. From that rape is born a boy named Fred, a misfit who later becomes a talented boxer. Vera's young son, Barnum, forms a special but bizarre relationship with his half brother, fraught with rivalry and dependence as well as love. "I should have been your father," Fred tells Barnum, "instead of the fool who says he is."
It is Barnum, who is now a screenwriter with a fondness for lies and alcohol, who narrates his family's saga. As he shares his family's history, he chronicles generations of independent women and absent and flawed men whom he calls the Night Men. Among them is his father, Arnold, who bequeaths to Barnum his circus name, his excessively small stature, and a con man's belief in the power of illusion.
Filled with a galaxy of finely etched characters, this prize-winning novel is a tour de force and a literary masterpiece richly deserving of the accolades it has received.
Eleven Rooms. Ten Bodies. One Empty Grave.
In this international bestseller, rookie FBI Agent Brandon Fisher takes on his first case with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, but will he survive long enough to catch the killer? Eleven is a fast-paced, spine-tingling thriller that will have you gasping for breath at every twist...
When Brandon Fisher joined the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, he knew he'd come up against psychopaths, sociopaths, pathological liars, and more. But when his first case takes him and the team to Salt Lick, Kentucky, to hunt down a ritualistic serial killer, he learns what nightmares are truly made of.
Beneath a residential property, local law enforcement discovered an underground bunker with circular graves that house the remains of ten victims. But that's not all: there's an empty eleventh grave, just waiting for a corpse. The killing clearly hasn't come to an end yet, and with the property owner already behind bars, Brandon is certain there's an apprentice who roams free.
As the FBI follows the evidence across the United States, Brandon starts to struggle with the deranged nature of his job description. And if the case itself isn't going to be enough to push Brandon over the edge, he's working in the shadow of Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, who expects nothing short of perfection from his team. To make matters even worse, it seems Brandon has become the target of a psychotic serial killer who wants to make him -- or his wife -- victim number eleven.
Join the hundreds of thousands of readers who have already taken the plunge into a series that will take you into the minds of the most heinous and disturbing serial killers the world could ever imagine. Buy this international bestselling book today and hunt a serial killer alongside the FBI!
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His offer: 365 days and nights = $1 million
My addendum: I'm not doing that
His promise: Before the year is up, you'll beg for it
My days of lying and stealing are over, but then Nicholas Crawford makes me an offer I can't refuse. Spend a year pretending to be his significant other in exchange for $1 million dollars.
I tried to put that part of my life, and those hard-won skills, behind me. But I need the money. He needs a partner.
I told him that I'd never sleep with him. He promised me that I would end up begging for it. Now, I want him more than ever.
Especially when I run my fingers over his chiseled body and he teases me with his tongue.
Especially when he puts his hands on the small of my back and kisses me.
I want him so much I am going to scream. I want him so much... I might even beg.
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