The thin thread holding the civilized world together has been severed.
A ranch on the outskirts of a city becomes the sanctuary for a family during the unfolding crisis of an EMP. The nation's power grid has failed. Hundreds of millions are left without basic utilities, and the enemy responsible for the EMP's detonation now wreaks havoc throughout the countryside.
At the heart of Bourbon and Chai lies a secret and an impossible choice.
It was just a dream. At least, that's what Isha Turner tells herself, heart racing and body tightly nestled against her husband Liam. The young, happily married wife has never fantasized about other men before -- the dream is both surprising and unsettling. The breathless want and raw connection, unlike anything Isha's ever experienced. It's time to spice up her marriage, she decides. Lure Liam away from his friends with new lingerie and some scheduled date nights. It's a sensible plan, but it's about to hit a big snag.
Nathan Walker is barely keeping it together. His marriage has collapsed, his teenage daughter is reeling, and his wife has effectively banished him to a different city. In the midst of this nightmare, he accepts a job offer and finds himself leading an army of employees who now look to him for strength, vision, and stability. But one of them, Isha, seems to see right through his cool façade to ...
A trip into the western Liguria, dictated by Cardinal Rafael's need to bring comfort to a Monsignor friend of his, will lead Aitana to a small community of nuns grappling with a possible case of violence against a young girl. The Toledan nun will strive to end that story and will not do that with prayers or reasoning, but employing much more effective and convincing tools.
An IRA execution squad. An old friend in danger. Will Harry Hawkins step up?
When Harry Hawkins, hanging loose Sinatra-style at a wedding, is contacted by a friend he hasn't heard from in years, he knows immediately it must be a matter of life and death. With an IRA death squad closing in on his one-time buddy and the Metropolitan Police washing its hands of a man who helped them put away some brutal killers when the 'troubles' were at their peak, H comes to understand that the two of them are on their own. But what can he do?
If you require a trigger warning of any kind then this short story is not for you.
Welcome to another Harry Hawkins story, most of which are available in short story collections but have also been published separately for those who like a quick read on their phones.
The stories add range and depth to the back story of 'H', the central protagonist of the London Large hard-boiled crime thriller series, tracking him through some of the defining ...
As thievery and deceit befall the continent, a new generation of Maca leaders will rise.
Daniel, the new Maca of Ishner on Thalia, struggles to right the wrongs imposed on his people for nearly two hundred years. Determined to uncover the depths of the Sisterhood's treachery, Daniel and the other young Maca of Thalia face danger, as new threats lead to a battle to save their land and people.
With tensions mounting in the struggle for wealth and power, can they fend off the attack, or fall to the Sisterhood's acts of vengeance?
Elaine Brazda was devastated by the loss of her husband and soul mate, Eddie. After three months of isolating herself away from her family and friends, Eddie's death started to haunt her. His sweet daily romantic gestures that once made Elaine smile are now used to torment her.
Elaine decided to leave her home in Pinehurst, Texas, and reopen a bakery that her grandmother, Annie, left her in Newark, New Jersey. Eddie and Elaine always dreamed of opening up a bakery, so she kept the name that they decided on, Eddie and Elaine's Sweet Treats.
After a month of renovations, and hiring her bakery crew, it was the day that she's been dreaming of, Grand Opening Day. That was also the day that Elaine's dream quickly ended, and the series of frightening supernatural events began.
She soon found out that true love never dies and the promise that Eddie had engraved on the gold heart-shaped locket was real, but Elaine always knew that Eddie always kept his promise!
Be the best you can be, Lydia's mother always told her. Be the best ten year old, or sixteen year old, or housekeeper. Don't try to be older than you are or something that you aren't. Lydia helped her Papa through the death of her mother and then found herself past the courting age.
At twenty-one, she determined to venture out on her own and become a housekeeper for a wealthy family. She lived in a cottage on the Spencer estate for a year and a half when the Spencer's planned a trip to the mountains. Because she was unmarried, and the trip would take several months, she was asked to go along as the children's nanny rather than the assistant housekeeper.
When Mrs. Spencer came down with altitude sickness, Mr. Spencer, his butler, two of the children, and Lydia took the horse and wagon train up and over the mountain passes. Phyllis, the thirteen-year-old daughter did everything she could to spoil the passage for everyone. One of her antics resulted in Lydia being left behind and not ...
Alpha Military Man and Curvy Younger Woman Romance
Romance Series Mister Right Book 2
Well, now I've done it.
All of my recklessness has finally caught up with me and my parents have got it in their heads that the only way to get me to settle down is to arrange it themselves.
They've set me up on a date, a fricking date! Of course, my parents are expecting this date to go spectacularly, that I am going to have to lie my ass off just so they'd get off my back.
I wish I was having this date with that handsome guy with piercing grey eyes that my brother brought to the party. Yes, he had a bad asshole attitude, but at least I'd have an excuse if it wouldn't go so well.
Ugh, I can't believe this! I am an event coordinator, and I can't even plan my own love life. I just want to be able to have fun and go at my own pace without anybody telling me what to do!
Being a captain in the Army has been drilled into me so deep, it makes it kind of hard for me to take a backseat about ...
A twisted fairy tale for modern times!
It isn't easy being the best secretary in all the land.
Each day, Janice finds herself enchanted and transported to a magical land with no memory of how she came to be there. In this fairy realm, she is forced to serve a creature claiming to be the goblin king, performing menial receptionist work against her will. Only if Janice outwits this bully at his game and enlists the assistance of unemployed wizards, wicked witches, and disgruntled garden fairies, will she be able to free her curse.
This hilarious short story is set in the same urban fairy tale world as Wrath of the Tooth Fairy and Dear Jezzy. This is the second installment in the Fractured Fairy Tale Series, and the stories can be read in any order.
Welcome aboard, new friends! May our journey together be long and wonderful...
You are holding the a magazine devoted to the field of science fiction in films and television: the realm that combines science, adventure, romance, and philosophy.
Roger Locke is a successful New York composer of stage musicals who decides to buy himself a farm in rural Connecticut as an investment. The farm house is decrepit and stands beside a stagnant lake. He decides to spend the night in his new home but awakens to find a woman in his bed beside him who holds a knife to him in the darkness. She warns him to leave the house and disappears. Locke leaves the house to his cousin and his wife to take care of it while he is in New York and when he returns next time, the lake by the house has grown wider and deeper. From then on he is visited by both the mysterious woman and an evil presence from the lake who claims that the woman belongs to him and vows that Locke will be destroyed.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 176 Pages (1,083 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 16th, 2020
This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Green Mansions is an exotic romance about a traveler to the Guyana jungle of southeastern Venezuela and his encounter with a forest dwelling girl. Abel, a young man of wealth, fails at a revolution in Venezuela, near the end of the 19th century, and flees Caracas into the uncharted forests of Guayana. Surviving fever, failing at journal-keeping and gold hunting, he settles in an Indian village to waste away his life. After some exploring, Abel discovers an enchanting forest where he hears a strange bird-like singing. His Indian friends avoid the forest because of its evil spirit-protector, "the Daughter of the Didi." Persisting in the search, Abel finally finds Rima the Bird Girl. She has dark hair, a smock of spider webs, and can communicate with birds in an unknown tongue. When she shields a coral snake, Abel is bitten and falls unconscious.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 230 Pages (1,167 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 16th, 2020
Follow Mara Ellington's trip across Europe riding the Orient-Express where she suddenly gets entangled in a complicated terrorist attack threat.
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As she rushed down London's Victoria Station, feisty Air Traffic Controller Mara Ellington fought her apprehensions about this journey. It was no longer the trip of a lifetime she had dreamed about with her best friend. Instead, fate had turned this exciting adventure into a lonely voyage to honour her deathbed's wish. After arriving at the train's platform, a strange incident will leave her baffled but not as much as her unexpected confrontation with Counter-Terrorist Agent Drake Steinfield who has also boarded the legendary Orient-Express, on a mission to thwart a terrorist threat.
The sexy and tenacious agent is on the tail of an elusive Al-Qaeda Extremist leader who has planned a string of massive explosions along the train's route. Additionally, he may be using the tourist as a pawn in his schemes and according to ...
"Love Jack Reacher? Discover Ash Carter" -- Black Dagger Reviews
Ash Carter is in Penang on a job that seems beneath him: babysit a newspaper reporter. She's investigating ghost stories at the barracks but it's Carter's past that is back to haunt him.
Returning to Singapore he finds himself caught up with a Chinese Secret Society. It's not Andrew Yipp's and Carter finds himself beholden to the leader, Chen Guan Xi. Chen wants to remove his big rival without a turf war and he wants Carter to do it for him.
However Yipp and Carter have so far had a good relationship. But when investigations on behalf of the gorgeous Su Ling uncover Yipp's wicked actions, Carter's attitude changes.
Stuck between the two criminal organisations, Ash Carter must find a solution and put the ghosts to rest.
The match is heated, but who holds the advantage?
A brand new STANDALONE from Rachel Blaufeld with a quick trip back to Hafton U., featuring a cameo from the guys in Vérité.
Juliette Smith, star tennis player, is starting over at a new university. Traumatized by hazing at her last school, all she wants is to attend classes, win tennis matches, and be left the hell alone.
She should have known her coach, Drew King, would be a problem from the moment he flexed his sexy-as-hell forearms.
What happens when you mix a pissed-off woman with a bunch of snooty teammates and a hot coach?
A heated match, complete with team politics and a forbidden game of singles with the coach.
It's reckless and hot until one of them taps out.
Unable to admit she may be better off as a double, Jules is convinced she needs to play the game of life alone. Then life throws her a lob and she runs smack into her past.
Coach King is back, and he wants to take control of the game. But she's not certain she ...
A guardian angel in training makes a huge mistake on his first assignment. Now his subjects are dead, well sort of... maybe. He's not sure, they're not sure either. Hell wants them dead or not, Heaven wants them too. Lucifer and his misfit demons pull out all the stops to keep them from reaching the secret gate in Jerusalem. Along the way they meet a gang of Mexicans who offer to get them to Israel but who are these guy's really? No one is who they seem to be in this twisting plot even the demons turn on each other to get what they all want. Their angel has one goal, get them in front of God and let him sort out this mess!
Practical -- that's the way Sara Jennings has always approached life.
But this Christmas season, things are about to change...
When Sara gets a call from her great-aunt to help with a little problem, Sara feels sure the task can't be too difficult. After all, who couldn't love Aunt Esther's exuberant holiday cheer and her loving gospel message? And spending Christmas in the small-town setting of Minton, Missouri should be just what Sara needs to escape the pressures of city life and help her unwind.
But when she arrives, Sara finds the situation is far more complicated than she expected.
Aunt Esther's "little problem" involves a complaining neighbor who takes issue with her elaborate outdoor Christmas decorations. To make matters worse, he is also the uncle of the attractive lawyer Sara met on her train ride to Minton.
What happens when the town's most ardent supporter of the true meaning of Christmas goes head to head with the neighborhood Scrooge?
And can a chance meeting on ...
Sarah 'Peppermint' Zima is a beautiful, black haired woman raised by a kind man after her parents died. Before the 'War Between The States' begins, Sarah learns that the kind man who raised her is going to leave the north and serve as a doctor for the confederacy.
Sarah knows if she remains in the north, her neighbors will certainly consider her a traitor. Deciding to move west to begin a new life, she leaves on a cold autumn day that leads her onto a mysterious path.
Ending up in a town named Candlelight, Sarah decides to buy an old hotel and change the building into a boarding house, but she soon learns that the town she hoped to call home is filled with a dark secret that is tormenting the man she falls in love with. After learning the truth, Sarah sets out to free not only her new love but his parents as well.
The approaching night brings danger and death. With no time to lose, Sarah is thrust into a dark battle that suddenly becomes filled with a stranger who is sent to ...
After 15 years of being a pastor, things are about to change for Brad. His divorce left him cynical, and his congregation was too apathetic; then Tom brought guns to church. Brad saved everyone, but his preaching days were over. When the gunman's sister came to his door, she heard God's voice, and became part of Brad's future.
Brad followed God's direction, and became a guest speaker on the radio. When a caller asked him a sexual question, he shared some risque advice. That made him even more famous. Brad always obeyed God's rules, including His cautions against lust, but it was much harder after meeting Cathy. She had a lot of experience with lust; she didn't tell Brad any of it. When Tom shared her secret with Brad, her hope for a future with him was shattered.
Brad backed away from Cathy, but not because of her past, --- because of God. God fixed the problem, and they began referring to each other as fiancée. When God speaks to Cathy again, Brad saves more lives, and it puts ...
One of the most gripping romance stories you will read this year!
An extraordinary tale of love, trust and betrayal. It will make you think. And it will make you cry.
What if you found out that your whole life had been a lie? Or that nothing you had based your life upon was real? Was there anyone in this world that you could trust? And then, in the midst of the carnage of your life, you finally found someone to love? But can they trust you?
In 2005 London is the best and most exciting city in the world. But then the terrorist bombs of July 7th blow the city apart, and lives and worlds are shattered... For some, nothing will ever be the same again.
Set against the backdrop of London in 2005, this is a tale of our time.
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Terra Wells is a zoologist, well-renowned in her field, but there's a secret to her success, she can turn into the very animals she's researching. When she discovers there are others like her she must decide whom she can trust and how much she's willing to give up to belong.
Terra never knew anyone else with her abilities, but while on a research assignment in the Colorado Rocky Mountains she comes across wolves that are distinctly unnatural. Hopeful that she may have finally found her own kind, Terra seeks them out but soon discovers that there's more than one type of shape-changer in the world and neither one of them believes she is what she says she is. Now, both groups are fighting to get her and Terra must decide if she dares to take her place among them.
If you could finance it, BCI could ship it. Named after their notorious pirate ancestor, Black Caesar International was known for its unmatched safety and security. As the descendants, both slaves and pirates, the one freight they would never carry is human flesh; but there is always one that thought the rules never applied to them.
As head of Cyber Security for BCI, Fernando Zebulon LeBlanc, or "Z" as his grandfather called him, coding was the air that he breathed. Next to his mother, it was what he loved the most, that was until he met Adelinda. Tapping into US government classified files before he was a teenager was less complicated than trying to tap into Adelinda's emotional network. After months of searching, he found her in the place he least expected. Now, if he could only get his wayward lover Adelinda to stop running, he'd be content.
Adelinda had always assumed that she would never experience the same relationship her parents had until fate crossed her path with ...
Genre: African American Length: 157 Pages (1,447 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 16th, 2020
The USS Alpine One is in orbit around planet Earth. It is set for a one-year mission to research the plausibility of life outside of our atmosphere. Its crew is small:
Rose and Matt are on the ground, overseeing patterns and reports, interfacing with their higher-ups, and keeping the in-flight crew connected to home.
Roger is a top-of-the-field programmer and software engineer. Celine is the best pilot NASA could find, and adores the stars she finds herself sailing through.
And then there's Roger's pet project. He calls it the Jungian Artificial Central Kinesthetics Monitoring System, lovingly nicknamed Jack. Jack is a learning program, the most complicated artificial intelligence ever created, and the most convincing, which leaves them all wondering...
Where does artificial intelligence end, and consciousness begin?
The world of Irikara has many queens, but when you're queen of one of the richest nations in the world, you must watch every step.
Esebel, queen of Taxia - called the "Winter Queen" by the peasantry - maintains poise and grace and rules from behind the scenes, maintaining order where her king falters. She is not to be underestimated, for her mind is on the preservation of the line.
Walk with Esebel as she makes her rounds through the palace in this short vignette. Watch the wheels of her mind at work.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 13 Pages (2,937 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 16th, 2020
Middle Bush is a small town where nothing really happens. Everyone in town gets along. Nothing strange ever happens. Until one morning when a broken down car appears near town. The town is awaiting a terror that nobody would wish on any parent. The good folk of Middle Bush must fight to survive.
A story of steam and magic...
Former thief Jovan Davenport is the black sheep in a family of powerful sorcerers. But when his dying father -- head of the League of Illusion -- reaches out for help, Jovan has no choice but to accept. He must find his older brother Sebastian and stop the power-hungry Hawthorne family from taking control of the council. If only they had appointed someone other than Skylar Vanguard to help him in his quest.
Skylar, a druid and accomplished tracker, has spent the last three years trying to forget her past, especially Jovan Davenport. Once in love, she left Jovan when she found out about his betrayal. She wants nothing to do with him or his family, but must obey the council's will by accompanying Jovan and reporting back on his progress.
Forced to work alongside each other, neither of them expects their passion to return so quickly. But as the conspiracy deepens in a steam-powered world of dirigibles and mechanical golems, will their ...
We all have a dark side; his destroys worlds.
Journey to Endura, a world as wondrous as it is mysterious. The great city of Nahire is in ruins. A dark power incarnated as a tall dark featureless figure wielding a powerful dark magic, emerges from the shadow in a rushing torrent. Ancient evil found a way into the realm of the living through the weakness in the wills of men. Sweeping over the land like a cold winter, the dark figure seeks the Azura: a gift from the gods to the races of Endura. As-long-as the Azura lives, Endura is guarded from plunging into complete and total chaos. Humans and the indigenous humanoid species are powerless against this insatiable evil and hide underground and in other obscure places. Years pass, but the Azura remains faceless.
Korian: The Manian's Spear, follows Korian, Doric, Will and Sara as they come of age. Guided by a sorcerer with the moniker Manian, and with a unique set of friends, they embark on an epic journey to find the Azura and the Portal ...
Introducing "The Rampart Queen" Discover YOUR New Sci Fi & Fantasy Series by Yennefer Ash!
Keira Akin dedicated her life to making the world a better place. All her ambitions and aspirations seem to be coming true when she seals a big resources treaty between hostile governments in the Mesopotamian region, but everything starts going wrong. When masked gunmen try to assassinate the Senate Chairmen, forgotten instincts take over. Now Keira finds herself the focal point in a global war against impossible odds. Can she find it in herself to marshal hidden powers to save the whole Earth from disaster?
The good news is she isn't alone in this fight. A mysterious galactic organization steps in to help, but Keira is the one carrying the responsibility to save humanity from certain death. She must find four Knights to unlock her greatest power, but there's a problem. Not only does Keira not know who they are, they don't even know who they are. They don't know anything about the war or their ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 40 Pages (2,116 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 16th, 2020
Within the shadows of the US Government, a decision has been made to declare war on the drug trade. Only a few know about this no holds-barred-war.
Colonel Ethan Wade, USMC, has been assigned to place a mole within the Mexican Cartel. Colonel Wade calls upon a man from within his Black Ops team, Ricardo 'Rico' Garcia, also known by his Marine handle, 'Muerte.' Rico is known within black ops as a Speed-Killer, and is given free rein to do whatever needs to be done to destroy the drug trade.
Rico's cover is layers deep, and neither the DEA, FBI, nor Homeland Security know anything of his primary mission. But when someone from his past gets stirred into the mix, someone who knows who Rico is and where he comes from, things get complicated. Recruited by the cartel to spy on Rico, the two end up on a one-way ride into the desert - a ride of which results will wreak havoc across the United States and redefine the balance of power in the country.
'There are some people who think you have ...
The fiercest warriors emerge from the most brutal storms.
As Liz and Ryland Vaughn settle in to married life, all seems perfect and quiet. Too quiet.
Being a warrior doesn't allow for peace.
They've fought hard to survive every threat that's risen against them. But nothing they've encountered has prepared them for the hell they're about to face.
One vicious moment throws their world into upheaval and rips their hearts to shreds.
Wanting to get away from it all, they accept a mission to New Orleans. They hope the time away will repair the rift between them. But the chasm only widens as they confront an enemy so subtly horrific, they don't even know they're falling until it's too late.
As they descend into darkness, Liz's past once again rears its ugly head. This time, it takes Ryland along for the ride.
Can Liz and Ryland undo the damage to their marriage and hang on to each other while completing their mission? Or will they fall to temptation and lose everything they've fought so hard ...
No matter how hard they try, this family just can't seem to catch a break. After finding out that her father is actually alive, and her son getting shot by her brother, Bianca is now wondering if fighting for this family is really worth it.
Killa is having a hard time accepting the fact the Bianca has moved on, and she is another relationship with another man. He has started to sink into a depressing, until he meets a sweetheart name Zaria. Will Zaria make Killa forget all about his love for Bianca, or will that only make him want her even more? Turmoil and more uncovered secrets continue to threaten to damage and break this family apart. Is their bond strong enough to keep this family together?
Do you think your life is complicated? Probably not as complicated as Malcolm Black, he's not a vampire, but attends vampire meetings, he makes minimum wage, is in love with a vampire, and is always hungry. Oh did I forget to mention, Malcolm, he enjoys eating vampires.
During the day he works at the local grocery store which he hates. At night he's a member of a vampire club filled with vampires, but Malcolm's not a vampire. Oddly enough he's also in love with Ursula, a vampire that he's known for five years, but he doesn't know if she likes him.
Malcolm's world turns into chaos when he eats the leader of the vampire club, Maxfield, which causes all the members to panic.
Malcolm must control his hunger while trying to avoid being caught by the other vampires, while trying to figure out how to tell Ursula how he feels.
An Urban fantasy with a new take on vampires
Nick is 36 years old, geeky, and based in Boston. He is in India now, researching on the Roma people. Taking a break on a Goa beach, he finds a red clip with a symbol, which disappears into the sand. In an old bookstore in the streets of Delhi, he comes across the same symbol on the spine of a book. In Mumbai, he sees it again on a photograph in a private library. It is as if the symbol is stalking him. In Goa, he also falls in love with a beautiful young girl, Lisa, who disappears from his life as fast as she appears, taken away by another man. His research is no longer limited to the Romas, for now he has to find the answer to the symbol and also the girl in order to ensure peace of mind.
His journey takes him from the beaches of Goa to the streets of Delhi to a library in Mumbai, in the home of a Parsee gentleman named Darius. In the library here he stumbles upon an old book with a photograph of a woman who holds an uncanny resemblance to Lisa.
Suleiman is Darius' servant, very ...
The year is 1890. A few months after a Tag-Mart opens in Deadhorse City, due to lack of business Willie Smooter is forced to close Smooter's General Store. Buying a used Sphere Stream RV Travel Trailer and a new Six-Gun Johnny Cowboy outfit, he heads to Milwaukee. Willie's vision of the city is a place where happy people drink beer and eat sausages. There are great laughs and adventures as Willie makes his way to beer town.
Knights, dragons and ladies fair... and fierce!
The first three stories in the critically acclaimed Dragon Knights series from USA Today Bestselling Author, Bianca D'Arc. Epic fantasy menage romance at its best. Volume 1 contains RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award Nominated Maiden Flight, Border Lair, and The Dragon Healer.
A chance meeting with a dragon seals the fate of a female poacher. The dragon's partner, a knight named Gareth, falls for the girl. He wants her for his mate, but mating with a knight is no simple thing. To accept a knight, a woman must also accept his fighting partner too. War is in the making and she must choose her fate -- life with two men to love, or her lonely life in the forest.
A widow, Adora never dreamed love could find her again. Lord Darian finds something to live for in Adora's smile, but his old friend, Sir Jared, is also intensely attracted to her. As war looms, romance grows, even as evil invades the land. The ...
There's nothing in the world college student Viola Rice wouldn't do for her best friend, Milo. So when he asks her to pose as his girlfriend to help quell his uber-religious family's suspicions that he's gay, Viola's happy to help. She already loves Milo as a friend, after all, so pretending to love him as his girlfriend will be a peace of cake.
And it is.
Until she meets his brother.
The last thing rock star Jon Baca plans when he comes home for the first time in ten years is to fall for his brother's girl.
From the moment he lays eyes on Viola Rice, he knows she's off limits. But his desperate attraction to the chocolate beauty tests his will in a way he's never experienced before.
One false move could cost him his family.
But one night in her bed just might be worth the risk.
REFRAIN is a standalone interracial novel. It is book three in The Stereo Hearts series.
BOOK 1: Stereo
BOOK 2: Encore
BOOK 3: Refrain
They should have left her alone.
How did I get here? I'm young. I want to party, have fun, be a player. I'm no superhero. I don't want to be the strongest, smartest person alive. Especially not with Jason after me. He'll sacrifice anything--anyone--to reverse-engineer FSAT.
I took the last dose. It brutally killed everyone else. How am I still alive? They say its genetic reboot should give me "five score and ten" years of unheard-of health. I've got to escape... even if it kills me... or he will. And then countless more will die.
Buy Five Score and Ten; learn the compelling transformation of a young woman who became the first of a unique team willing to risk everything, to hold off the prophesied ultimate evil, as long as possible.
The days are dark, and time is running out.
The novel tells the stories of an orphaned boy from Virginia, Jim Burden, and the elder daughter in a family of Bohemian immigrants, Ántonia Shimerda, who are each brought as children to be pioneers in Nebraska towards the end of the 19th century. Both the pioneers, who first break the prairie sod for farming, as well as of the harsh but fertile land itself, feature in this American novel. The first year in the very new place leaves strong impressions in both children, affecting them lifelong.
Hank Smith saved my life, carrying me through a blizzard to his mountain cabin. He doesn't like strangers, and he doesn't like leaving his sanctuary. Now I'm trapped here with him until the snow melts.
I see him looking at me. He tries to hide behind a gruff exterior, but I see the longing and the heat burning in his eyes. I know he wants me, and I can't resist him. I want to feel those big, rough hands all over my body.
But once he's unleashed his raw, barely tried desire on me, will I be able to leave my mountain man behind, or will he make me his?
Warning: The Smith Brothers are not just identical twins, they're big, burly, bearded, insanely hot mountain men. They're also sweet, and very, very dirty. Did I mention dirty?
A scarred hero. A vulnerable mail-order bride, traveling alone.
Beau Bailey is tasked with protecting travelers on an east Texas train route. A famed Texas Ranger, Beau tangles with plenty of rough outlaws.
His scars come from years of collaring hardened criminals.
When he meets Susanna, a lovely, elegant young woman traveling alone, she stirs his protective instincts. She's a mail-order bride going to Sweet Willow, a town he knows well. Beau's gut tells him there's a problem waiting for her.
Susanna is on her way to marry a man who Beau believes is dead...
Take flight to China's Opium Wars of the mid-19th century in this epic historical fantasy. Young orphan Leung Chi-Yen, born into the seedy world of Canton brothels, finds an opportunity to escape her fate during the chaos of British attacks on her country. Along with an unreliable monk from the fallen Temple of Seven Dragons, she journeys to North America at the time of the gold rush, the Indian wars, and the taming of the Wild West. Can she forge a new life for herself in this strange, dangerous world? And what about that mysterious Chinese dragon that has followed her so far from home?
In 1757, Moonfleet is a small village near the sea in the south of England. It gets its name from a formerly prominent local family, the Mohunes, whose coat of arms includes a symbol shaped like a capital 'Y'. John Trenchard is an orphan who lives with his aunt, Miss Arnold. Village legend tells of the notorious Colonel John "Blackbeard" Mohune who is buried in the family crypt under the church. He is reputed to have stolen a diamond from King Charles I and hidden it. His ghost is said to wander at night looking for it and the mysterious lights in the churchyard are attributed to his activities. One Sunday, while attending the service at church, John hears strange sounds from the crypt below. He thinks it is the sound of the coffins of the Mohune family. The next day, he finds Elzevir and Ratsey against the south wall of the church. They claim to be checking for damage from the storm, but John suspects they are searching for Blackbeard's ghost.
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Jazlyn Rolle feels the weight of the world on her shoulders after finding a runaway foster child in Sweet Grove, Texas. She wasn't looking forward to returning to Austin and her paralegal job, but too many children need her help. Children who remind her of her boyfriend, Bailey Travers.
Bailey Travers spent his childhood being a victim of his abusive father. When he learns the man is out on parole, and after his sister at their ranch, he steps in to protect her from the nightmares of their past. As he and Jaz reach out for help, will they realize it has been with them from the start?
If you enjoy stories of couples who overcome the odds, then you'll love the final leg of Jaz and Bailey's path to happily ever after.
Freelance journalist, Olanma Obinze, just landed the interview of a lifetime. She didn't like the commercialism of Christmas, so the trip to Dubai was the perfect destination and it was happening at the perfect time. She'd get to escape the Christmas hoopla; and the big paycheck once the article was sold would ensure she didn't have to go crawling back to her father for money.
Abayomi Rice was in charge of scheduling interviews for his grandfather, but would only grant Olanma's request if she accepted his ultimatum -- a trip half way across the world to Cape Town, South Africa.
Olanma wasn't falling for the charm of a recovering playboy and a rich one at that. But with her plans going up in smoke before her eyes, Olanma must decide whether to give in to the ultimatum or leave empty handed. Who said it was the season to be merry?
Genre: African American Length: 68 Pages (2,341 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 16th, 2020
Lady Gold Takes The Case!
Join Mrs. Ginger Reed~aka Lady Gold, her adventurous sister-in-law Felicia, and her curious dog Boss, as they take these new challenging puzzles. Lady Gold Investigates Volume Two presents The Case of the Recipe Robbery and The Case of the Museum Burglary.
A companion series to Ginger Gold Mysteries, each volume is approximately 20 thousand words or 95 pages. A bite size read perfect for a transit commute home, time spent waiting at an appointment, or to settle into sleep at night. Get your coffee, tea or glass of wine and snuggle in!
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Genre: dog cozy mystery series / historical mystery / women amateur sleuth / British detective mystery
Hop aboard the 1920s!
THE GINGER GOLD MYSTERY SERIES
Murder on the SS Rosa (Book 1)
Murder at Hartigan House (Book 2)
Murder at Bray Manor (Book 3)
Murder at Feathers & Flair (Book 4)
Murder at the Mortuary (Book 5)
Murder at Kensington Gardens ...
Urban fiction's most controversial couple returns with a vengeance. Sienna and Frog are back and even wilder than before! They are young, and dangerously in love with each other. Kema is still a boss making bossed up decisions, and one of which is maintaining order in her crew- which grows harder by the day. Too much money too fast complicates things. Add jealousy, betrayal, and backstabbing friends; and you've stumbled onto the battlefield of the streets... Where no prisoners are taken but all challenges are welcomed.
An exciting fast paced action packed thriller intertwined with complicated love hate relationships that are authentic and just as crazy as the ones in everyday life.
Introducing "BITTERSWEET REVENGE" (The Bullies of Pillsbury High) A highschool Bully Series by Bestselling Author K.X. Ryleigh!
Summer has endured being bullied by Paige, Natalie, and Joan for as long as she can remember. And she's sick and tired of it. She doesn't want to go into her senior year, still being the brunt of their many cruel jokes. So, she decides to take a stand and do something about it. Unfortunately, her actions lead her situation from bad to worse. In her effort to exact revenge on the three beautiful witches, as she calls the bullies, she ends up stepping on the toes of even bigger bullies.
The Baxter Quad. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are not only drop-dead gorgeous, but they are as vile as they come. They are the sort of bullies; one hates but can't help loving at the same time. When Summer finds herself caught in their web, she tries her best not to succumb to them, but it's tough, given that they are hell-bent on owning her.
We own you now are words no ...
Zeke Calhoun had a farm to run, cattle to protect, and a home to build out in the near-wilderness that was Rushville.
He didn't have time to search among the scarce pickings of the nearby outpost or the fledgling town his family was helping to build for a wife.
Seraphina Montague was descended from Shaman and wise women, and afraid of no one, and nothing. When Seraphina's grandmother answers an ad in the Matrimonial Times without telling Sera, she hopes to send her granddaughter away from trouble.
But, trouble follows in Nathaniel Gunn, the man that Sera's parent betrothed her to as a child. When he comes to claim her and she's gone, he follows with the intention of taking her back, no matter what the cost.
But, what cost can be counted against the loyalty and courage of true love?
King Alexander and his omega, Damon Rasmussen, are finally getting married!
Too bad Damon has no idea that planning a royal wedding is a royal PITA. When the day before the ceremony finally arrives, he still has a million things on his to-do list, which include:
-tracking down his future sister-in-law's missing gown
-planning a seating chart around feuding noble families
-still being a good father to his toddler son
Luckily, help arrives in the form of Lucas Stewart.
Lucas is the human beau of King Henry, and he's nervous to be attending his first royal wedding. Eager to impress the future co-ruler of the Northern Kingdom, Lucas just can't stop himself from offering to help lighten Damon's load... a move that he might end up regretting.
The shifter kingdoms are in peril, but that doesn't mean they don't get to celebrate.
Both kings have crossed paths with the Shadow Society, a growing threat to their territories. But this weekend is all about love, and our favorite couples are ready ...
JOIN HELEN HAWTHORNE FOR SIX MORE MYSTERIES IN THIS DEAD-END JOB BOXED SET... KILLER CUTS
Even though Helen Hawthorne is just a gofer at his upscale hair salon, she has to admit the fabulous Miguel Angel is a master at the craft of coif. But with great heads of hair come great headaches. Especially when Miguel and Helen prepare the pregnant fiancée of Kingman "King" Oden for her nuptials. When King tries to throw his weight around the shop, Miguel delivers a vicious dressing down -- along with a killer threat. Which is why Miguel is named the prime suspect when King's body is found drowned in a pool at his own wedding. Helen knows her boss might have a temper, but murder? That's just not his style.
When Fort Lauderdale's wealthiest want to discreetly trade their best barely-worn threads for cash, they bring it to Snapdragon's Second Thoughts -- which is where Helen finds herself selling the most chic secondhand clothing in Florida. But usual haggling turns ...
The storyline follows the adventures of Homer Crawford, a charismatic leader of the Reunited Nations African Development Project, Sahara Division team. He is an American black and an ex-Marine with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan who speaks Arabic, Esperanto, French, Tamabeq, Songhoi, and Swahili. The central themes of these stories are the subversion of a society's status quo in the name of socioeconomic progress and the continual search for a better society.
These sellected SF stories are set in a near future and cover an assortment of social systems including anarchy, communism, technocracy, syndicalism, meritocracy, various forms of socialism, and an extrapolation of free-enterprise economics, People's Capitalism. Reynolds' heroes seek to improve their societies by direct revolutionary action.
Black Man's Burden
Border, Breed nor Birth
Dogfight - 1973
After Some Tomorrow
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Medal of Honor
Gun for Hire
The Common Man
Spaceman on a Spree
A father and son standing together. A brutal political conflict. Can they, and their bond, survive?
Tipping Point, set against the backdrop of the dark days of the 1974 three-day-week crisis and wildcat strikes, follows the fifteen-year-old Harry Hawkins through a crucial, formative week in his life. When his father persuades him to get involved in his strike-breaking activities Harry is launched onto a steep learning curve that will test both his ability to hold his own in a violent street-level struggle and his allegiance to his father.
Can, and should, the strike be broken? Will the son live up to the expectations of the father? Will they get out of the conflict in one piece?
If you require a trigger warning of any kind this story is not for you.
Welcome to another Harry Hawkins story, most of which are available in short story collections but have also been published separately for those who like a quick read on their phones.
The stories add range and depth ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 33 Pages (731 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 15th, 2020
A futuristic story of tragic love and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague, The Last Man is Mary Shelley's most important novel after Frankenstein. With intriguing portraits of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, the novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, and demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem the doomed characters.
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Doña Perfecta is set in 19th century Spain, when a young liberal named Don José (Pepe) Rey, arrives in a cathedral city named Orbajosa, with the intention of marrying his cousin Rosario. This was a marriage of convenience arranged between Pepe's father Juan and Juan's sister, Perfecta. Upon getting to know each other, Pepe and Rosario declare their eternal love, but in steps Don Inocencio, the cathedral canon, who meddles and obstructs the marriage as well as the good intentions of Doña Perfecta and her brother Don Juan.
Dirk Renswoude is a craftsman and loner of noble birth who has been mistreated by his family. He meets Thierry, a young scholar on his way to study at the university at Basle and they soon discover that they share a fascination with the black arts. Thierry is initially cautious and afraid of blasphemy, whilst Dirk is ambitious and thirsts for power. Dirk leads them on to experiments with mystic circles drawn on the floor in chalk, the chanting of arcane incantations and the evocation of grotesque, demonic visions writhing in the speculum.
HOLLY MAYNE has no time for Christmas and the whole happy families vibe. It's bad enough she has a Christmas name, but now she's stranded in her car, in a Santa's elf costume, in a snowstorm. And she's probably going to die.
Enter widower RYLAND MAXWELL with his warm 4WD, crazy good looks and ready-made family.
With no option but to share Christmas with the Maxwells, Holly is enveloped in the warmth of family life, and in Ry's arms. It's only until her car is fixed, which is just as well, because she knows that good things inevitably turn to bad.
Ry keeps his love life away from home, away from the chance of breaking his daughter's heart. And, if he's honest, his own.
But Molly is just as appealing in jeans and a sweater as she in her little elf outfit so how can Ry not kiss her under the mistletoe? Or on a snowy hill, or in the kitchen?
Those kisses become so much more, leaving Ry wondering if he should put aside his fears and just have some winter fun?
It's only for ...
Displaced from his homeland across the sea, bereft of his parents and taunted by his new peers, Mattah must carve out a place in Poromont with Prince Parrentine. But when Mattah is tested, he faces an even greater challenge. Who does he want to be in this new land?
A case of mistaken identity results in a young betrothed couple risking everything for a chance to have everything. There is danger everywhere, and only quick thinking can save an innocent couple from certain death when they put themselves against a brutal gang of criminals.
SHE IS WRONG FOR ME
I AM ABOUT TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE
SHE IS MOM'S BEST FRIEND
SHE IS OLDER BUT AGE IS JUST A NUMBER
SHE IS THE ONE WHO COMPLETES ME
I DETAIL IT IN MY DAIRY ENOUGH WITH WAITING
I WANT HER AND WHAT JACK WANTS
I AM UNTOUCHED
THE STAKES ARE HIGH.
HE IS MY BEST FRIENDS SON
A WEEKEND AT THEIR PLACE
I READ HIS DETAILED DIARY ABOUT ME!
I AM IN IT.
I WANT TO BE IN HIS REALITY TOO but can i handle what he offers?
BUT WOULD THAT TEAR MY FRIENDSHIP APART ?
AM I PLAYING WITH FIRE? ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT... Over the top HEA FUN story of true love! Get ready ladies, as they say, the first deal happens only once
Mistletoe magic or the kiss of death?
Alexandra Cohen is determined to show her boss she has what it takes to be manager of The Springs Café on the outskirts of Ashton Point. She's smart and with the addition of CC's Simply Cupcakes, sales have sky-rocketed. The town is in full holiday spirit and with the Christmas Fair fast approaching, Alex has to work twice as hard to keep her interfering ex-boyfriend, out of the picture before he destroys her life forever.
After reluctantly agreeing to run the kissing booth at the fair, Alex has to deal with a continuous line of male customers, as well as an ex who has ignored her requests to leave her alone. But the day is really tarnished when Alex stumbles across a body on the ground of her kissing booth dressed as Santa.
The evidence is gathering against her and Alex must decide if she should let the police do their job and pray they do it well or if she should take matters into her own hands. With the help of the McCorrson sisters, Alex ...
He was afraid -- not of the present or the future, but of the past. He was afraid of the thing tagged Reed Kieran, that stiff blind voiceless thing wheeling its slow orbit around the Moon, companion to dead worlds and silent space.
Have you ever fantasized about being abducted by a sexy alien? Or having one walk right up and knock at your door... ready and willing to convince you that he is your destiny?
In Alien at Her Door you'll find three, Out Of THIS World stories that will give new meaning to the words "lost in space."
Alien At Her Door contains two short stories, and one full book. The first two stories serve as a prequel to the last. The stories Passionflower and Keeper of Tomorrows are about 50 pages each, and were written and previously published in multi-author print anthologies. These stories will give you a fun peak at how Nancy and M'ike, then Raine and Talon... meet.
The book Guardian Alien starts on Earth, where Hawken finally convinces his Keeper, Tawny... to accept him. It ends on the planet Lah'cee'Vus, where all three couples come together to save the planet...
Previously published in 2006, in a multi-author anthology, this story has been edited and enhanced.
What happens ...
A human innocent kidnapped by ruthless aliens.
She is saved by a tentacle prince and his bodyguards.
Will they finish the experiments on her and at what price...
Prince Drake knew that he had to look for food and water -- anything that was going to keep his army alive.
There was no way that he could give up.
They were running during the day, making sure that the enemy didn't see them in the shade of the trees. Until they heard something in the sky... something that sounded like the end of the world!
Was it crashing down them? Had he failed them? A loud boom sounded in the distance but yet, his army was still alive. He was still alive. When he was brave enough to go towards the noise, he didn't realize just how lucky he was... or maybe how dead he was.
What's worse than being kidnapped by one evil being with tentacles?
Being taken by many.
Eden thought that she was saving Sally at the bar.
Eden always looked out for her, the one friend that she indeed ...
Kangaroo is a tale of a visit to New South Wales by an English writer named Richard Lovat Somers and his German wife Harriet in the early 1920s. "Kangaroo" is the nickname of Benjamin Cooley, a prominent ex-soldier and lawyer, who is also the leader of a secretive, fascist paramilitary organisation, the "Diggers Club". Cooley fascinates Somers, but he maintains his distance from the movement itself. The novel is autobiographical, based on a three-month visit to Australia by D. H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda, in 1922.
Kate, much to the irritation of Alex, entered the library of their Luxor home with extreme attitude. A home which was specially built for them in the Theban hills, where it commands the most perfect view over Queen Hatshepsut's temple. Protecting them is their ancient family, the head of which is Ramses II. Helios, an ancient Greek from the time of Cleopatra, directly guards access to their home. This level of security ensures that they are safe from ancients. Alex, who had, until a few moments ago, been peacefully reading the ancients own newspaper, The ADD - The Ancient Deity Digest - knew that he was safe from everybody... except Kate!
Kate's agitation stemmed from the disappearance of two young female German tourists from their Luxor hotel. Her frustration came from knowing, with absolute certainty, that this was the work of ancients, whilst failing to understand, and therefore being unable to articulate, how she could be so certain. Her anger towards Alex was growing by the ...
INSTA-LOVE LIKE NO OTHER
You know who I am.
You know what I can do.
I don't need an introduction.
I am BIG
Get your mind out the gutter
I am a Billionaire.
Yeah, you think you know
But you have no idea.
I am the ultimate
No one comes close
There a few things I desire in life, and I always get what I want
Forget what you heard
But this is reality
I want new heirs
I saw her at the startup
She is gorgeous and incredibly
Smart, a tech genius and an incredible writer.
My son hurt her
He will pay for hurting a good girl
And she will see what it means to have a real man forever...
"Without Dogma" is a novel of manners by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Its narrative concentrates around the experiences of Leon P?oszowski, a man from a wealthy aristocratic family, who struggles to find the meaning of life in world without morality by trying to self-analyze his feelings towards the encountered women.
e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited Cyril M. Kornbluth collection, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Search the Sky
King Cole of Pluto
Reap the Dark Tide
The Rocket of 1955
What Sorghum Says
The City in the Sofa
The Perfect Invasion
The Little Black Bag
The Marching Morons
With These Hands
The Altar at Midnight
The Luckiest Man in Denv
Ms. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie
Theory of Rocketry
The Reversible Revolutions
"A stunning work with the courage to show what America will look like in the next decade. Haunting, if not a necessary call to action." -March On! Books
(Pamphlet Series) Follow the unknown narrator, a former librarian, as they risk their life to carry one book across the New Reconstruction states into the freeland of the Thirteenth Colony. With only a last confession to write, the narrator traces the history of how they became a 'book runner' for the revolutionary band of Reclaimers, along with the gradual chain of events that ushered in a new order.
Equally parts Orwell and Ballard, Hart St. John gives us a vivid view of how a future like this is very possible, if not probable.
A short pamphlet that will get you excited to read, think, and join the revolution!
About Our Pamphlet Series: following the tradition started in America with Thomas Paine's "Common Sense," we believe the pamphlet plays an important role in allowing people the opportunity to express their ideas and ...
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis is a satirical novel about American culture and society that critiques the vacuity of middle-class life and the social pressure toward conformity. The controversy provoked by Babbitt was influential in the decision to award the Nobel Prize in literature to Lewis in 1930. The word "Babbitt" entered the English language as a "person and especially a business or professional man who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards".Main Street is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis, and published in 1920 and was nominated for Pulitzer Prize in 1921. It tells the story of Carol Milford, a woman of ambition and unconventional thinking, who is determined to change the Main Street into a better place.
In this completed series, navigate the tumultuous world of the baseball life with Ellie Abbott in three full-length novels: Summer Swing, Just One Gift, and Final Score. In this New Adult romance that unveils lessons in love and the meaning of family, Ellie experiences some of the gritty aspects of a professional athlete's climb to the top, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at balancing it all. This emotional and thorough insight by Delia Delaney will keep you at the edge of your seat!
On a distant planet where wizards and enchantments work freely in a medieval world, war suddenly breaks out when the forces of evil throw the world of Ambrasian into chaos. At the same time, an intergalactic ship arrives in orbit to divert a killer asteroid heading toward the planet - only to find no scientific explanation for the events observed on the surface. Where Magic and Science Collide explores the dichotomy of two civilizations - one fully immersed in a world of magic and the other driven by advanced technological innovation.
Jonathon Stone is a CIA agent who works domestically. He is assigned to the CIA Domestic Operation - Terrorism Division (DOT) which is CLASSIFIED. He is based in the Long Beach area in California. His Home Office is in San Francisco. Jon reports to Russ Evans, Director of Far East Operations which includes DOT.
Stone may show up anywhere as he is assigned to various CIA Operations. When he is off the clock, he enjoys gambling, drinking and the ladies.
This is a collection of several of his operations. (Short Story Collection 1 - 4)
Helping Kerrick was one thing, getting tagged for a mission of his own quite another...
His heart ached to hear a young girl had been kidnapped while at a hotel in Thailand, waiting for her father to arrive. But nothing is ever as it seems, and this case isn't even close to simple.
Lorelai spent the last seven years enjoying her young charge, Amelia Rose. Tutoring the daughter of a wealthy business owner added perks to the job, like holidays around the world. In all these years Lorelai had never once seen the downside to having big money-until the holiday in Thailand where Amelia Rose is targeted, and they were both kidnapped.
Griffin managed to rescue the kidnapped victims, but tracing the kidnappers was a whole different story and brought the group a little too close to home...
A virgin. A billionaire. A dangerously addictive game for two with one rule: "Play the part... and surprise me."
Hannah Flom tries to convince herself that she never wants to see the billionaire treasure hunter Cain Thorson again. She accepts his challenge to join him in Scotland, but tells herself that this will be their last intimate adventure. One secret fantasy still burns in her heart... yet why wish for a dream that can never come true?
Enjoy all four novellas in the TO LOVE A BILLIONAIRE series, a steamy contemporary collection with a historical romance twist by award-winning author Miriam Minger:
• Book 1: THE MAIDEN AND THE BILLIONAIRE
• Book 2: THE GOVERNESS AND THE BILLIONAIRE
• Book 3: THE PIRATE QUEEN AND THE BILLIONAIRE
• Book 4: THE HIGHLAND BRIDE AND THE BILLIONAIRE
"With Miriam Minger, you're assured of a good read!" -- Heartland Critiques
"Miriam Minger is a master storyteller who illustrates the full gamut of emotions felt by her characters. ...