What happens when an educated woman is forced to engage in a conversation with an ill-mannered and senseless socialite? With only ten more minutes left to endure this intolerable exchange her salvation is found in the hands of a clock hanging in the woman's view.
Each glance at the time keeper promises a forthcoming end to the grating inept dialogue. Focusing on the minutes is the woman's only solace. But when the timepiece comes to a standstill, the woman's logic turns increasingly disturbing finding her just seconds from madness ...
Kathleen discovers that love cannot be paid back; it must be paid forward. And so, finds true recovery.
Kathleen tells the story of her painful journey out of the chains of addiction. But how it became possible when she "came to" and believed that it was possible through a Power outside herself. She learns the secret behind the key recovery strategy, "fake it 'till you make it."
The story ends with Kathleen learning the benefits of paying love forward.
The latest Scott Harris action thriller from the twisted mind of Kenneth James Allen
"You are more than you think, Mr. Harris."
Scott's life has spiraled out of control. The Identity app has transformed him from stationery salesman into coldhearted killer. With more questions than answers, and on the run from Zero Division, Xavier whisks him away to an abandoned military installation to set the record straight.
Scott learns of his true purpose and meets others like him that Xavier has discovered. There is a war brewing, and they ...
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Delve into my disturbing short story in which Adele finds herself admitted into a mental hospital after a period of being mistreated by her husband. She receives a psychiatric diagnosis of 'major depressive disorder' from the head psychiatrist, Dr Harpoon. When Adele actively challenges the validity of this diagnosis, she faces a formidable retaliation, which comes in the guise of therapy.
1947. Small town, Midwest. Fifteen-year-old Pete's father is the local, well-respected, prosecuting attorney by day and an alcohol induced abusive father by night. The boy has turned elsewhere for adult, male, companionship. He found it in a cabin in the woods in the form of a sage, reclusive, handyman, his father's age. For some, unspoken reason, his father disapproves. Pete sees his role at home as protecting his mother and handicapped sister, thinking if he weren't there, they would become his father's targets. As a school ...
In this dark and compulsive debut somewhere along the lines of Fatal Attraction meets Unfaithful comes a thrilling, addictively suspenseful, and haunting story that grabs the reader, and holds them captive until the very end. For fans of psychological thrillers, suspense, and the forbidden, Bedrock hands us a deceptively beautiful tale.
Addison Greyer knows better.
Or at least she should.
Never in a million years would she have guessed she'd wind up agreeing to the sinister side-gig her tough-as-nails new boss proposes.
The Bryans and the Flannerys from 'Murder at the JC' and 'Murder on the Cruise Ship' take a vacation in New Orleans during Mardi Gras Season. They are soon recruited by their old friend FBI Special Agent Don Hobbs to search for a serial killer who murders a young woman each Mardi Gras for her kidneys. Clues lead the foursome to the killer and to a huge twist at the end of the story.
There is blood on my hands
But it was not I who killed them
It was the other.
A troubled writer battles with his other in this short read. All is fair in blood and gore, but what happens when they despise the same woman?
"I who have known true insanity know that madness is something that should be fought against and not something that should be fought for. And I did fight, I fought with the other, that mad side of me for months. Don't believe me? Fine, I don't care. Just keep reading and allow the truth to take you over. "
Joe's controversial approach to life is fuelled by his fixation on Abbie, and a beautiful wedding offers the perfect opportunity for him to seduce her - everyone loves a wedding, don't they? The only hurdle is Eddie - Abbie's son and Joe's best friend - but inebriated and forcing an end to the evening, he inadvertently assists Joe's quest and a suitably indulgent night beckons. But what should have been a culmination of Joe's eleven-year obsession descends into chaos and devastation, wrenching Joe from all he's known for the majority ...
"Youth" is an autobiographical short story by Joseph Conrad. Written in 1898, it was first published in Blackwood's Magazine, and included as the first story in the 1902 volume Youth, a Narrative, and Two Other Stories. This volume also includes Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether, stories concerned with the themes of maturity and old age, respectively. "Youth" depicts a young man's first journey to the East. It is narrated by Charles Marlow who is also the narrator of Lord Jim and Chance. The narrator's introduction suggests ...
Welcome to Brockton, New Jersey, a peaceful seashore town where nothing truly terrifying ever happened until now.
After being cyberbullied for his entire senior year of high school by three of his former friends, eighteen-year-old Terrence Marshall, a loner, an outcast, snaps! One night while high on hallucinogenic mushrooms and PCP Terrence seeks his cyberbullies out. Once he locates them, he murders all three of his former friends in a barbaric manner with a hatchet.
But in the aftermath of this unspeakable crime, the questions ...
Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series. Lisbeth Salander is back. This is the fourth book imagined in a work of fanfiction. Lisbeth Salander has a new puzzle to solve. Someone is sending her mysterious packages, which will reveal her true bloodline. And there is an interesting new character - a youth wanting to base his life on 'chance', or some crazy idea. The consequences of the Sapo debacle are still reverberating within the Establishment. Local gangsters are rife and misogynistic as ever. All for a new exciting ...
Mermaid, muppet, octogenarian, street urchin - just who or what is Shiloh?
And for that matter, who is Betty?
Twenty four years ago, having just buried her parents, Betty felt something, someone, brushing at the edge of her senses.
Betty, her husband Frank, and their daughter Chiara negotiate Betty's deterioration (some might call it liberation), as her behaviour grows increasingly erratic due to apparent dementia. The eccentric workings of Betty's mind as she is befriended and guided by her shape-shifting companion Shiloh, take ...
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
The Magic Shop
The Valley of Spiders
The Truth about Pyecraft
Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost
Jimmy Goggles the God
The New Accelerator
Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation
The Stolen Body
Mr. Brisher's Treasure
Miss Winchelsea's Heart
A Dream of Armageddon
H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction ...
The Portrait of a Lady is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who in "affronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. "The Wings of the Dove" tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. ...
Walk Againby Charles Futch-Moffin(Montgomery-Smythe Publishing Associates) (1 Review)
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'Walk Again' is a short story consisting of eight short chapters which take place over eight consecutive days. For a typical reader, it will probably take no more than half an hour to read.
"Jasper Blenkinsop wakes up hand-cuffed in a windowless cell-like room. His last memory is of being grabbed from behind and a cloth placed over his mouth. Jasper's trepidation increases when a man wearing dark robes and a strange beaked mask arrives... "
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'Walk Again' is taken from the crime themed short story collection, 'How ...
"Famous Impostors" is the fourth and final book of nonfiction by Bram Stoker, published in 1910. It is a book that deals with exposing various impostors and hoaxes.
The Hidden King
The False Dauphins
Practitioners of Magic
The Wandering Jew
Witchcraft and Clairvoyance
Sir Edward Kelley
Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)
Women as Men
The Motive for Disguise
Les Rougon-Macquart is the collective title given to a cycle of twenty novels by French writer Émile Zola. Subtitled "Natural and social history of a family under the Second Empire", it follows the life of one family during the Second French Empire (1852-1870). In this tremendous work Zola first and foremost examines the impact of social environment on men and women, by varying the social, economic, political and professional milieu in which each novel takes place. It provides us with a close look at everyday life, gives us a deep ...
Growing up is never easy; sometimes it is painful. Audrey is twenty-nine and the mother of two when the veil of childhood naïveté that had shielded her is ripped away. Learning to face life as an adult is a long, difficult journey, and begins when she travels to Mexico with her family in the summer of 1972. Audrey experiences an existential awakening that will change the course of her life.
This book is a memoir with a thin veneer of fiction. To write this story I relied upon my memory, which is faulty at best. I have changed the ...
He wants to protect the town's secrets. She's determined to uncover them. Will a 50-year old mystery bring two strangers together or drive them apart?
Lucas Oakes is one of Lindsey Point's most eligible bachelors. He works construction, volunteers as an EMT, and plays Santa, and that's more than enough to fill his single life.
Until reporter Sophie Smithwaite arrives in town.
Sophie is only in town for a story. But when she discovers a personal connection to Lindsey Point's haunted lighthouse, she'll stop at nothing to uncover ...
Monsters do exist. They really do. They are not a fairy tale.
Ten-year-old Billy Hall met a monster in his own seemingly peaceful neighborhood in Hampton, Ohio. Her name was Nancy Sutcliffe; she drove the Good Humor truck. All the kids on the block loved her, as did their parents. That is until one day when Nancy would do the unthinkable, harm a child. Harm Billy.
This would set the stage for warfare a showdown between Billy's mother and the Good Humor employee. Someone was going to die.
The Angel of Death...
One night, a long time ago, Ian Kensington became the Angel of Death, and everything made sense for the first time in his life. Until the police arrived.
Since then, he's kept the "Angel" at bay with the help of a series of doctors and an endless supply of pills. Battered into exhaustion and numbed to the world around him, Ian has become a productive, if solitary, member of society. But the Angel's whispers still plague him day and night.
Therapy teaches him that those whispers, just like the draft notice ...
***** "A disturbing, gripping page-turner, it pulled me in further and further until I realised I was going to read it in one sitting.
There's a sense of menace throughout and the narrative is addictive. FIVE STARS
***** "There's no messing around with this book, it jumps straight into the action and keeps that pace up throughout. I love that it's set in my favourite parts of North London and there are some truly dark edges to the book."
The first book from 'This Dark Town' mystery thriller trilogy.
Eighteen-year-old Lydia Stone ...
Cheating is a dangerous game.
Ask Tom, a man with a lot to juggle: a frustrated wife, a secret new girlfriend, and the unpleasant task of trying to keep a deteriorating farmhouse from falling down around him. With his wife headed out of town for the week, Tom is eager to get busy under the covers with his lover. If only he knew what was waiting for him... in the crawlspace.
A tale of exquisite psychological terror from author Evans Light (Doorbells at Dusk, Bad Apples: Halloween Horror, Don't Need No Water).
HORROR NOVEL ...
"Has it ever occurred to you that if you want to survive in this dark world, you have to become darkness itself?"
Emilia Wilson was a typical, not so typical, 3rd year college student, who just wanted nothing more but to pass all of her subjects, read the books she had bought and enjoy in a good cup of her favorite tea in peace.
When she got a phone call from her parents to visit her Grandmother who was at death's door, Emilia was pulled into the grand scheme of monstrous crimes, and the tea she wished of was nothing more than a ...
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Where do you start looking for a serial killer who's choosing victim's by the first letter of their first name? What would you do if all of those letters spell out your first, middle and last name?
A serial killer, in search for the right victim. Using the mixture of nightshade, oleander, and water from the lily of the valley plant, turns London's pubs into crime scenes.
After a case goes cold in Saratoga Springs New York, true crime author, Dusky Anne Wild finds herself at The New Scotland Yard in London England to help find a ...
They want me to confess.
I wake up in a white room, strapped to a chair. They are watching me from behind a glass wall. I did something terrible, they say. And they want to understand how an Omega was capable of such ferocity.
But the problem is... I can't remember anything. Not even my own name. The things they put me through... They won't help me remember. I close my heart, block them out, and they hate me for it. I hate them, too. And this shared hatred is what will bring us together.
Author's Note: This book contains dark ...
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Emiel Lane is an explorer and is used to pushing his limits. But watching his wife's brutal murder in front of him sends him over the edge. While locked away in a mental institution, Emiel's exploration partners, Simon and Rainy, suffer a rough patch in their marriage and struggle to fix it.
After two years and while on vacation, Simon and Rainy are stunned when they are visited by Emiel, recently released and medicated, though for what he won't say. It isn't important to him. What is important is the recently activated volcano ...
Cruelty and all its power.
Why am I the game of each hour?
Every pain, every slice...
It was not only me in this deadly vice.
I don't want my stay at the Serenity Institute to be permanent, so I search my mind for memories, but most of what I find are reasons to run.
There is only one reason to stay.
Is he even real?
It seems deception is my only certainty.
She gave him everything...
He threw it all away...
If he can't have her... no one will.
As the night comes, with the pain still clinging to her eyelids, Heather wants to know why her lover destroyed all that they had together. Chase was her dream come true... until his rage became a nightmare. If time heals all wounds, how long would the misery remain? Could they go back to the time before his demons destroyed all that they had?
She says she still loves him.
He needs to change.
Desperation can be vicious.
Heather tries to put it ...
Quick-Response Detective Philip Hoss knows his way around a crime scene, but when he's summoned to the scene of a missing hospital porter, he quickly realizes things are not what they seem.
DJ isn't dead... yet. But if she's not rescued soon, she could be.
Lamont Jones has one objective: exact revenge on his enemies. But his carelessness may destroy his plans.
In MS's world, people are pawns and rules be damned. His latest catch, however, could be his last.
Armed with one curious clue, Hoss is determined to find the missing young ...
"Being a zombie, not so easy". That could have been Dave Connor's six word memoir. "At first he couldn't remember how he'd ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth"... Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.
The Book's Review of Itself:
This is not really a story about zombies, for of course there are no such creatures,only maybe that some people are more dead than others, and ...
Rosie Thompson is an eighteen-year-old girl with her whole life ahead of her. The Homecoming Dance is just one night away and she can already feel the weight of the crown upon her head. But when she leaves her home that Friday night, it's for the very last time. When her body is found in a park the next morning, a whole town is turned upside down and a family is torn apart.
Fifteen years later, Olivia still hasn't moved on from her sister's murder. Not only does she still see the ghost of her dead sister, she is pursuing a career ...
Like the phases of the moon, Mostly Dark waxes and wanes with thirty tales of darkness and light. An intriguing maelstrom of broken minds and broken hearts, from revenge to desire, from new found love to soulmates, herein lies a tale for everyone. Prepare your senses for an emotional and sometimes terrifying ride.
Mostly Dark is a collection of flash fiction tales that cover psychological horror, murder, revenge, mental health as well as tales of ...
As a crippling disease eats her away, Jessie fights her fears, along with the horrors that wait outside the door. With every passing breath, death draws closer and her mind drifts further from reality and into a dark, horrific void. What waits on the other side is a fate worse than death itself.
Theodore Granger believes he's cursed. He's spent the last ten years locked away inside his apartment. But today is his day, the day he is to venture out into the world again. There is only one simple task on his agenda: walk one block, cross the street, and have a cup of coffee with his shrink. The only problem is, he chose the wrong day.
Enjoy this short story based in the world of my novel Don of the Living Dead.
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"I don't know who I am or how I got here. But something's not right. I can feel it in my gut."
A man finds himself alone in the woods with no memory of how he got there. Seeking shelter and assistance from a nearby house, he instead finds a dead body. Why is he plagued with sensations of dejavu? And why does the man lying dead on the floor look exactly like him?
Fractured is a psychological suspense short story of approximately 2700 words.
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Newly sober and dating the man of her dreams, Traci Collins is ready to enjoy the good life, until her new best friend, Olivia Durning, confides a dreadful secret far worse than Traci could imagine.
Sealed by a shared bond, and unaware there is more to the secret than what she was told, Collins feels honor-bound to protect her friend when a confrontation between Olivia and her childhood tormentor turns deadly.
A mysterious text forces Traci to question Olivia's actions and re-examine her loyalties. When the answers to Traci's ...
When an acquaintance suggests a wild weekend in Las Vegas, struggling academic Logan Smith thinks it might be just the sort of reckless fun he needs. What he doesn't expect is a lesson in blackjack from a beautiful and volatile croupier named Dallas Cole, resulting in a night that will change his life forever. Before he knows it, Logan has exchanged the sedate atmosphere of Philadelphia for the searing heat of the desert, a rollercoaster marriage, and a radical new economic theory that questions his fundamental beliefs about the ...
On December 12, 2012 Serial killer Thaddeus Gainsborough turns himself in and confesses to the grisly murders of eight missing people.
He is convicted and ordered to death by lethal injection in the swiftest trial in Florida history.
On the day of his execution, his final request will be granted... An interview with Bay 9 News Reporter Brooke Hannah.
What ensues is a game of make-believe, unspeakable abuse, and psychological torture unlike anything she has ever experienced. Brooke is the key to something unmentionable!
How do you ...
The prequel to UNDREAMED, Unbeliever is a dark psychological suspense novella following Alice, a woman trapped between reality and a dream. Caught between a life in Sydney and an equally real life in New York, Alice has no way of telling which is the truth, and which the dream. Unbeliever follows both Alices as they set themselves on a destructive collision course in their search to discover the truth.
Emerging from a stint in a rehabilitation centre, Sydney-Alice is confronted by the impossibility of living her life, never knowing ...
We're thrilled to announce that this Amazon bestseller is also a Human Relations and a B.R.A.G. Medallion winner!
After suddenly receiving custody of his five year old son, Ben must learn how to be a dad. The fact that he'd even fathered a child was news to him. Not only does this mean restructuring his sixty-hour workweek and becoming responsible for another human being, but also Kyle has autism. Enter the school system and a shaky beginning. Under the guidance of a gifted teacher, Ben and Kyle take tentative steps to becoming ...
INSIDE JOB AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of four short stories. "Inside Job," set in the early 80's, joins Johnny and Pauline in their struggle to leave their old mob-filled world behind and run away together starting a new life in a new city. But not before they fill a few holes in the desert first. In "Like Friends, like Family," Vince has a turn for the worse after being shot by his best friend's daughter. After he rushes over to his best friends, Archie and Eliza's house, they realize they've got to finish what they started ...
Soon adapted for the big screen.
This book contains The Circle -- the first single.
"After the hit saga Misión Verne and The Cloud, Mario Escobar sweeps us up in a riveting adventure set against the backdrop of the financial crisis, the dark nooks and crannies of power, and the city of London."
Comments from readers on Amazon:
"This is an entertaining read, a really interesting story full of intrigue. When I got to the 'To Be Continued' spot, I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the second part... Good thing it's ready ...
THERE'S A BODY ON THE LINE
A short psychological horror story that's the perfect read for your daily commute
Ever been stuck on a train in a dark tunnel, trapped in an airless sardine tin with a bunch of strangers?
Sure you have.
But don't be so eager to get out of that train, because what's waiting on the other side might be even worse...
This short horror story is a dark descent into the subconscious horror that lurks inside all of us. It is a tale of love, money and the shackles of modern city life.
About The ...
A twist-filled summer read combining mystery, suspense and romance
"See You Soon is a really gripping, suspenseful read. I felt like I was holding my breath in anticipation throughout the whole book!"
- The Book Magnet
What is true friendship really worth?
When Emily receives an email from her estranged childhood friend, Ali, she instantly looks forward to reading what it has to say. She hasn't seen or heard from Ali in a very long time and hopes that they can begin to rekindle the perfect friendship they once had.
But when Emily ...
A prank gone too far. A retaliation no one saw coming.
16-year-old Taylor's life is far from perfect. Her best friend Ruby on the other hand, pretty much has the entire school wrapped around her finger. She does whatever she wants without any fear of consequences, and that includes tormenting and belittling their classmate Malcom, a socially awkward guy with a bad habit of objectifying girls.
But when Ruby's latest prank on Malcom goes too far, neither Ruby nor Taylor is prepared for the backlash that comes their way. Malcom has ...
Role-playing games are just a well-paying job.
Until the night Sean is hired to dominate a boxer who might be more than he appears to be.
What happens in the dungeon is supposed to stay in the dungeon. But now the boxer is asking for more...
A steamy BDSM novella about two men who find love in the most unexpected place. This steamy gay romance features safe, sane, consenting activities between men over age 21.
Catching the eye of a delusional serial killer known as Casanova Killer signals the end for certain beautiful young women of San Francisco. True to his name, Casanova offers the women a taste of romance and unparalleled adoration before sending them to a bloody death.
The FBI Special Serial Crimes Division, SSCD, sets a trap for the killer with one of their own as bait. Agent Jerry Forbes pairs with Interpol's Ethan Barnes to capture Casanova before another woman falls prey to his charms.
Jerry and Ethan soon discover that ...
Faith thinks this day can't be any different from the last one or the next. She's married to Mac, the man she loves, is teaching her teenage son, Liam, to drive, and is pregnant with her second child. So Christmas shopping should just be a normal activity.
But when Liam accidentally rear ends the car in front of him on their way home during rush hour, their life seems to spin out of control. He could have hit anyone. But he hit Emily.
Suddenly, Faith's average life is thrown under a blanket of terror and everything changes in an ...
THE ACCIDENTAL EXORCIST
(A short novella)
For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ted Dekker, and Frank Peretti
When forensic psychiatrist Abigail Lee meets a baby-killing mother who has been declared criminally insane and acquitted, she discovers something lurking beneath the surface. Something far deeper and more insidious than mere psychopathy. But can she come to terms with her own struggle with science and faith in time to confront it?
I'm as innocent as a newborn baby. I swear. I didn't kill those men.
They threw me in a mental hospital to cover up the real killer's crimes. I have no idea why, but I have theories.
Let me tell you my story so you can decide if I'm guilty or innocent.
Nine friends from high school.
Nine friends for life.
They had been in their final years of school when it happened. There was a party. Shaunna didn't know who he was; she could only vaguely remember where she'd been and what she'd been up to, and tried to let the memory slip away with the hangover. Four weeks later, she was certain that night was going to be with her forever.
Josh Sandison has spent his lifetime trying to keep his friends together, never forgiving himself for being the one to push George away. Now in ...
A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father.
Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.
Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to ...
After ten months in a mental institution, Jenny Crete tells the story of why she was institutionalized. It started with a new job at Ridley Connor Community College when she began to notice disturbing and creepy things happening in the school late at night. At first, Jenny thought it was all in her mind, but she found something much more sinister lurking in the shadows.
Creep is a short story of approximately 4,500 words (or 18 pages).
Homicide Detective John Cooper has always followed the evidence to solve any case; that is until a mysterious caller begins to make him question that evidence. With the murder cases he has been working on already solved, John wonders what the phone calls have to do with them. The evidence clearly proves the guilt of those involved, but the calls make him begin to question his findings, as well as himself - for the first time in his career.
With each move, John finds himself caught up in a strange game with an unknown opponent. The ...
If you can't stop watching Doctor Foster and The Affair, you won't be able to put down this chilling new four-part series.
'I was hooked from the moment I started reading' USA TODAY bestseller Sue Fortin
Michael and Ellie are that couple.
The ones who have it all.
Success, charm, trust... but no relationship is perfect and the events of the past cast a shadow over their charmed life together.
When lecturer Michael starts to mentor a new student, Ellie fears that history is repeating itself. As paranoia takes its ugly hold, it's ...
Jillian Finnegan should have kept walking when Lex Fitzgerald pulled up outside her studio trailer.
But, the look in his eyes and his unexpected proposal proves too much to resist. Paying her family's debt in exchange for pretending to be his wife seems like a fair trade. She should have known better.
Lex needs a secret weapon to defeat a competitor and finds it in Jillian Finnegan. He has no intention of letting her potty mouth, her crazy lifestyle, or her eccentric family get in his way. However, sparks start to fly and Lex ...
The Avengement Series: Sometimes a person gets pushed too far.
Book One: Stiletto (A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller & Drama)
Never underestimate the value of a kick-ass pair of heels. Sexy shoes can make a woman feel beautiful. They can also bring a man to his knees -- or worse.
Once John Mickelson slithers out from any blame for the devastation he's caused with his Ponzi scheme, Jasmine Albertson finds herself barely left breathing. He's taken everything: her husband, her money, her home, and her child. She can barely see ...
A beautiful, poignant short story about two people who meet in a crowd.
Her whole life, Chrissie has been able to hear people's thoughts. They come through the walls, follow her to work, surround her in the street - and yet, she is alone.
Then, one day, she meets someone who can hear hers...
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Love, mystery, and broken promises...
Sixteen years ago Robin spent her summer at an elite boarding school, sharing oxygen with secret society members and exploring the haunted cairns. Lonely, enigmatic Tristan was her only friend, but when tragedy struck, Robin shamefully abandoned Tristan to resume her safe, suburban life.
Now Robin has a successful design business and a passionate relationship with her boyfriend, Nick. Yet when Tristan calls out of the blue, Robin must revisit a dangerous world of lies and ghosts.
Skye 'The Skillet' Jones has it all. Her life is a million miles away from her tragic upbringing and, on the surface, life is perfect.
Daughter of an alcoholic mother and negligent father, Skye was forced to carry herself through trauma, rejection and abandonment.
Now, ten years after she walked away from her hometown never to return, she is a new woman; a self-made, successful personal assistant and she is madly in love with her knight in shining armour.
But fairytales don't always have the happy ending you expect. Dreams can be ...
Who sees the future, who knows the future, and who makes the future? If a wish or a dream comes true is it ours? Where did it come from? Why do we want it? Is life simply a coin toss floating in time waiting to be snatched and held? Do we make it happen? Is it a random snap of a finger instance moment selection, or can we choose which way to turn? Is it magic, illusion, something made from nothing? In the end there's silence, peace after the last images of life fades from thought, and the whisper on our breath sounds a word. And, as ...
Staying with her parents at Beauwater Manor, a luxury hotel in the English countryside, is the happiest memory of Laura's young life so far. She's excited at the prospect of returning to the hotel a few years later, but in this riveting short story by Renée Knight, author of Disclaimer -- a remarkable debut novel of psychological suspense hailed by the New York Times as "outstandingly clever and twisty" -- Laura will discover that even though some things about Beauwater Manor are familiar, others are very, very different from what ...
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The first time Greta saw Blake, she knew he was the one. Knew it like fire knows tinder.
She hadn't thought she'd be at a frat party her first week in college, but her roommate, Amber, convinced her to go. Greta couldn't believe how easy it was to get in. But she was pretty now, and everything was different. No one knew anything about her ugly duckling past or all the darkness before. It was a whole new world, a brand new start.
Then she saw Blake and knew he was her destiny.
But Blake saw Amber first. And he got... confused. ...
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Jesse's Lesbian friends take him to a fetish event at Devil's Den for an unforgettable night that changes his life. (Excerpted from Playing With Dolls.) Please do not pay for this book. If Amazon tries to charge for it, you can download it for free at http://transgressivewriter.com/shortstories.php#night so you can read a sample of Playing With Dolls.
Waking up early, getting on the old bus to go to work. Every day the same people, with the same behaviours. Bordering on come dy, absurd, unsustainable. A journey spent criticizing others, until the final surprise.
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Somewhere deep in her mind Christine Marsden is witnessing the murder of young girls.
And now she has urges to hurt her own children.
After a head injury which left her having nightmares and visions, Christine is convinced that something inside her brain has broken, and that she is slowly sinking into insanity.
She is terrified of what she might be capable of. She fears that in losing her mind she will also lose her children and husband.
Christine embarks on a desperate fight to try to halt the fracture of her mind before it's too ...
He lurks behind the counter in a run-down Edinburgh cafe
... and he's the last person they want Rosy to meet.
Say hello to Frank. Say hello to a darkly fun mystery with no sleuths, no detectives and (almost) no dead bodies.
A beautiful student discovers her beastly dad
Rosy Friendship's boyfriend has just revealed his inner stalker. It's not a plus point. Rosy flees her student pals and heads for home where she thinks she'll be safe.
Frank Friendship is Rosy's biological dad, a man nobody has allowed her to see, a man so ...
Henry Fields is an unsuspecting young man who has just moved to the small, quiet town of Gable, Iowa. After finding a job and a place to live, he quickly establishes himself as the friendly and reliable "new guy." Despite being elusive about his past, local hometown girl Claire Mathison discovers an irresistible attraction to Henry. But major trouble begins to brew one night and it soon becomes unclear whether Henry Fields is part of the problem or the solution. Filled with psychological drama, suspense, and thrills, Grey Areas is ...
/ Length: 115 Pages (343 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Feb 23rd, 2015
Angelic Attraction - Psychological Romantic Thriller Book One
Leaving her childhood sweetheart behind, Angel Nichols moved to LA and clinched her dream job as a fashion designer. After a night out at a risque club and a chance meeting with the dashing Brad Singer her life soon begins to lose perspective and control. Initially he's every girl's dream; good looking, amazing in bed, powerful and a not to mention, s billionaire. Dark romance soon taints the relationship though as boundaries are pushed to the limit and the true side of ...
The greediest side of the pharmaceutical industry comes alive in Silent Epidemic. Dominex cuts every corner in a race to get their new drug on the market before going into the red. But their standard M.O. becomes threatened when a previously user friendly FDA promotes a boy scout. After several complaints make their way to the FDA's office, the company is forced to conduct one last research study prior to approval. But time is running out as the study volunteers begin to drop like flies.
Carol Freeman and 499 others develop physical ...
AN ORIGINAL SHORT STORY
FROM THE CELEBRATED AUTHOR OF
THE BESTSELLING NOVEL HERE, HOME, HOPE...
Three mothers. Three sons. One day that changes them all forever.
Five Star Reviews!
"Nicely written - very quick read - sad moment but wonderfully heartwarming! Ms. Rouda - you're Light Blue!" ~ Stacy Eaton, author
"Kaira Rouda does an amazing job of weaving three disparate tales together by uniting them around a single shocking event as observed by three very different types of women, all at different stages of motherhood. Her ...
/ Length: 20 Pages (185 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: May 14th, 2014
Love makes us blind, but can it cure physical blindness?
Agie used to be a man. Now she has opened her heart to someone who would accept her for what she is.
But her destiny has other plans and Agie has to fight for her love in the most challenging and unexpected way.
This short novella, warmly received by the readers, contains themes of love, friendship, betrayal, self-identity, gender and even cutting-edge gene therapy.
The book was adapted to stage and the "Usher" play had a successful run at Baron's Court Theatre in West ...
People who preyed on those weaker and more defenseless than themselves deserved whatever punishment was thrown at them.
That thought drove Dr. Georgia Dennis in every decision she made, personal and professional. A profiler with the Complex Crimes Unit of the FBI, she was tired of being second-guessed by her boss Michael "Hell" Hellbrook.
Once they caught the sociopath responsible for stoning teenaged girls, she was gone from Hellbrook's team faster than the ink could dry on the transfer papers. Georgia and Hellbrook are hot on ...