"The skill of Margaret Atwood; the masterful psychological insight of Dostoyevsky; the vivid, evocative descriptions of Marcel Proust." -- Francis Mont, author of 'The Prism of my Mind'
"Chris Angelis has a way of describing sad reality with beautiful words full of atmosphere, capturing thoughts and feelings that even his protagonists wouldn't be able to put into words." -- Barbara Tsipouras, 'Reading Experience'
"Honest, beautiful writing. Chris Angelis strips away the pleasant lies we choose to believe and exposes our senses to ...
Jack Terrington, the nation's most prolific serial killer, returns to the scene of his first murders, a small town he'd escaped only by dumb luck. Jack Terrington has an aptitude for getting away with murder; he's been doing it for twenty years. He's a drifter, leaving a trail of fear and death from coast to coast. And though he's always avoided capture, he's haunted by the memory of Liberty, Virginia -- Jack had escaped capture only by dumb luck. And that's always bothered him. Now, before he retires for good, he's returning to the ...
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 ...
Boots and Bonnets Inn, an isolated motel of questionable quality positioned just outside Moab, Utah, is home and haven to a handful of self-proclaimed societal outcasts who for better, worse, or much worse, have found their way here just in time to live out the rest of their lives.
Among these longstayers is Wendel Trope, a slightly overweight almost-nihilist who survives within this little realm of "contentedness" by exercising his right to medicinal and alcoholic experimentation, while battling ruthless anxiety attacks and the ...
Since she was a child, Lillith has been a dreamer, with her childhood best friend by her side, there was nothing she couldn't do. Sullivan and Lillith had been friends since they were able to speak their first words together; now it is time for them to face something much more difficult. Her mind is holding her hostage night after night and Sullivan can't do a thing to pull her out of her own dreams. Their minds become one and there is no telling how far deep they are in their own illusion. Only one thing can set them free, but they ...
The whispered voices and unsettling dreams were puzzling enough, but when the visions began, disquiet crept into Sarah Richards' heart.
Living a joyless and unfulfilled existence, Sarah's life, however, is ordered and routine. But one autumn morning she sees a figure waving to her, the figure of a man more ghostly than real.
Several times he appears, but is the spectre harmless, or are his intentions malevolent?
Disturbed and intrigued, Sarah endeavours to understand the mystery, to identify her unknown stalker.
But with each ...
On an emergency night shift at a hospital, the power goes out and Stan is knocked unconscious after an accident. He wakes to find he is completely alone and unable to open any doors or windows.
When he eventually breaks out he realises he is trapped in a living nightmare and nothing is what it seems. Every living thing he comes into contact with has frozen and distorted as if someone has hit the pause button. Unable to find anyone or help, he lives each day and fights for survival as a mysterious figure hunts him relentlessly.
Trying to find a much needed job, Amy can't believe her luck. A prominant psychiatrist hires her to take his little girl, Jenny, on a train to spend the summer with her grandparents. The salary is good and it is a low stress job, or so Amy believes. When the little girl is missing, Amy is questioned by the FBI. She is terrified of being arrested. No one believes her and no one turns out to be who they say they are.
The year is 1964, Eve Black is taking a job as housekeeper in a big old house in rural England. The house is occupied by Faith Fletcher and her brother Adrian - a scientist who wears a mask to cover terrible scars, the legacy of an accident on the race track several years before. Faith tells Eve that her brother spends most of his time alone, working in his lab in the attic - and then she leaves to go on a long holiday, leaving Eve to meet the mysterious Adrian Fletcher. When they meet, she finds he is a likeable man, at the same ...
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James, a middle-aged accountant at a small business, finds large pieces of his time disappear. He questions his grip on reality as he continues his solitary life knowing deep down, something is terribly wrong. In parallel, during disjointed childhood memories, he fights for his life against... His assailants lie out of visibility, manifesting as unknown forces. Will James be able to unlock the answers before it's too late?
Inspired by a footnote to a case the author read in her first year of law school, My Mother Madly is the poignant, gripping story of young Keefe Stafflin and her mother, Olene, who is unlike the other mothers in their small town in the 1950s. When Olene slowly becomes unhinged and Keefe begins to believe her mother's paranoid delusions, the state threatens to take over custody.
Jane M. Newby publishes poetry, fiction, narrative nonfiction, and a popular blog, "Idaho to New York City." Other available titles from her are "In Japan's ...
"My dear fellow, myths are nothing but a less disturbing form of reality"
This volume contains short stories that have something in common: the element of the unexplained - or, to use another term, the uncanny. Such stories are characterized by their ambiguity, as they are offered neither as explicitly supernatural, nor as the result of mere hallucination or illusion of the senses. And that, ultimately, is what makes them unsettling, disturbing, and scary. You, the reader, are at the very core of this ambiguity - this haze area ...
This collection contains two shorts stories, "Victory" and "Ignorant," with motherhood playing a key role in both. "Victory," is a story of the lengths a child will go to satisfy basic needs. "Ignorant" is a story of the power of tragedy to reconcile, but oftentimes too late. "In "Victory", a homeless child named Alex meets a strange older woman on the street. For reasons he cannot fathom, she invites him to a feast at a fancy restaurant. Alex lets his hunger get the best of him and accepts her offer. How much is Alex willing to give ...
Serial killers wear many faces.
Bodies are dropping and detective Roman Blackwood has been handed the case.
When Elenor Burrows becomes the next victim, she's not what her captor expects. Elenor's past has made her the adversary her captor never saw coming.
Who is she?
Who is her captor?
Can she survive what he has in store for her?
Dear Captor is the first book in the Letters in Blood series. If you like unbelievable twists, heart-stopping moments and a mystery sure to keep you on your toes, then you'll love Liz Lovelock's ...
Because I have a sister, I'll always have a friend foe.
"Freaking fantastic!" -- Natalie Barelli, bestselling author of The Accident
Reclusive novelist Eugenia writes a bestselling vampire book under the pen name Amy Mathews. Her outgoing older sister, Virginia, serves as the face of the fictitious writer. It's a lucrative partnership that landed Amy Mathews literary fame and fortune...
Virginia wants more books, but vampires are pretty much dead to Eugenia. She wants to write about life. Worse, if she doesn't drive a ...
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 ...
Sarah is ready for revenge!
Her ex-boyfriend is a tattoo artist and a real rear end. Teaming up with Mary, her Dreamdrifter friend, Sarah embarks on a journey to reclaim herself in this 5,000 word short story.
Do you want to get a good reading in, but only have 15-20 minutes?
Want a full story but don't want to read for days and days?
This short post-apocalyptic drama is for you!
It was strange. Something that I never had to worry about before. I realized that the only way that I was going to survive was to do the things I wouldn't normally do. One thing would tear me up long after the routine that I had started.
There are some things in life that just refuse to leave us - like depression, frustration, adversity, anger etc. But what if that some problem haunts us not from this lifetime but from our past existences as well.
Jessica's is one such story of how a girl tormented by a consistent and regular pattern of nightmare, whose entire life seems to be hampered by this issue.
And the nightmare won't stop until the death of Jessica; as even her doctor reveals that the nightmare has a past-life connection and if left untreated, will have ...
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 ...
When the layers are stripped back, our darkest secrets surface; they cannot be papered over permanently.
When mum asked me to repaper the front room wall, I never expected it to lead to a blast from the past. I met up with an old mate who could help me out, some things never change. But what I never saw coming was what was to happen next. How could I have done? And, will I live to tell the tale?
This is a short story. It is a stand alone read, but events in the plot also links to other short stories by the same author.
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 ...
The fair is in town, and a quiet young man leaves the house to see a girl. But it is only from the shadows he can watch her. She is out there enjoying the music and the bright lights. She is nothing like him.
What is it, then, that connects them? Is it the game she plays when she knows that he is watching? Or is it the darkness that resides in her as well?
'Dark is the Night' is a short story of 4000 words.
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 ...
An allegory for artists...
A creative misfit is trapped in a bubble, separated by an invisible barrier from the rest of humanity. She believes nothing will ever break the barrier.
One day a musician begins to play a new song inspired by something she wrote...
A short story. (Approximately 4 minutes average read time.)
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.
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"This was an amazing novel that had me speechless, cringing, in tears, and in a panic." (Everything Marie)
Stripped of everything she knows-even her real name-Silver is forced to adapt, to obey, and to do anything she needs to do to survive.
Sometimes when you can't go back, the only way out is to descend into the darkness.
When I woke in that place, I just wanted to survive. But survival came at a cost, for which they demanded my will and body.
With pain came acceptance. ...
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 ...
Deep in the mountains of Colorado, Julian Meyer has escaped his life.
The car horns are gone, the suffocating city is gone, and the Wall Street high rise and everything that came with it is gone. The wife is gone. The misery is gone.
He went west to escape a life he hated, and Julian Meyer found solace in the tiny mountain town of Otter Ridge. The pace is slower, the skies are blue, and the mornings are quiet. Julian Meyer can finally relax.
But amidst the detached serenity, there's evil in those hills. A chaotic web of deceit, ...
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 ...
I'm Aiden, and every single day I fight a war between my mind, my memories and an unshakeable craving. Fire is inside of me, it blooms, dances and burns through every inch of my mind and flows through my veins. Fire is my weakness, my desire, my past, present and future.
**This is a short story which may contain triggers for some and deals with a character who has a mental condition which is often misunderstood*
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?
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At thirty four years of age, dark fiction scribe Micha Tudor has finally had enough trying to eke out a living as an author. Suicide, that eternal taboo of man, could potentially provide an escape hatch for an exhausted spirit seeking a reset button.
But when Micha awakens in a world of his own making - a world straight from the pages of his new novel - he soon discovers the afterlife is far from an escape hatch or even oblivion. For in Hadley Grove, monsters walk the streets. Towering creatures composed of mercury who seem tied to ...
***** "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 ...
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.
When Gina Parrot, a Catholic, married, mother of four meets Mikhail Vladimir, master of deception, it's Electric! Gina takes on a new job as his Office Manager and has no idea, how in one short year her life will be irreversibly changed. Vladimir's obsession and deception soon have him stalking her without limits. Holding on to her dream of a wholesome traditional life she fights against the current, while forces beyond her control, in the guise of a devastating diagnosis and memories from her past rear their ugly heads to leave Gina ...
Irony, Book 1, synopsis: Detective Reginald Thomas Williams was on the fast track to promotional success. Now, subsequent to the shooting, he is a man barely holding on. His wife left him, he's two steps away from being a full blown alcoholic, and there is a serial killer nicknamed The Animal loose on Bay City's streets. Can he hold it together long enough to get his man and reclaim his life? Will his wife even want him back? Follow the investigation to learn the answers to these questions, and more, in Robert Shroud's new book, ...
1993. Two full years after the First War in the Gulf. Intelligence agencies all over the globe see an enormous increase in acts of terrorism. On the 25th of January a man with 'middle eastern' features opens fire at the entranceway to the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He kills two people outright and wounds another three with rounds from an AK-47. Scant weeks later, on the 26th of February, an Arab terror team sets off a bomb under the towers of the World Trade Center. Six killed! Over 1,000 ...
Meet Jeremy Heston.
Before he changed history, he was nothing but a young boy with a simple life, never showing a sign of the horror that would one day come.
When tragedy strikes the Heston family, Jeremy's parents have no choice but to admit Jeremy into intensive psychiatric care. Will the therapy help? Or will it give birth to the monster that will lie dormant within for the following 20 years?
Also included: the first chapter of the first full-length Jeremy Heston novel, INSANITY.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Journey back to childhood, where the buds of friendship and romance blossom; take a peek into the lives of the primary schoolchildren who would become... The Circle.
'A very sweet short story of blossoming friendships and childhood traumas.'
'... a wonderful, engaging story that made me feel good inside... ?Highly recommended for readers who love richly written characters and clever dialogue.'
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Beginnings is a stand-alone prequel (novella) to Hiding Behind The Couch.
The story continues in Ruminations (Novel) and Hiding ...
How do you wake from a nightmare you when you never sleep?
Quite possibly one of the most disturbing books ever published, "Depths" takes you down the rabbit hole on a mind bending, horrifying trip into the very abyss of a young man's mind, wracked by guilt, deprived of sleep and struggling to keep his sanity.
He hasn't slept in weeks and is plagued by nightmares that haunt him even while he's awake.
You only know as much as he does and all he knows is that he's having terrifying hallucinations, dying on a regular basis and ...
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).
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 ...
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 ...
Enter the world of Nillium Neems, a mental patient living in the Atrium Psychiatric Ward who is diagnosed with schizophrenia -- or so they say anyways. Nil herself is not so sure. Can all of the creatures that she speaks to on a daily basis really be all in her head? Are the doctors that torment her night and day truly doing it for her own good? Or is she the only one who sees things as they actually are?
Nothing is what it seems in this pyscho-thriller, a book about conspiracy, self-discovery, and insanity, which will leave you ...
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 ...
"I'd landed in New York to commit a crime, but that wasn't the problem... "
Jon Kaine is a business psychologist - confident, successful, and more used to seminars than bar room brawls. But when a beautiful woman walks into a New York bar Kaine's life becomes anything but theoretical. As the night descends into violence he's forced to reawaken a buried part of himself, and put his skills to darker use.
With a razor sharp plot, fast dialogue and a stripped-down reading time, this is the short, gripping 'pilot' for Nick Warren's ...
How does an unlikely workplace hero find the courage to tackle the office bully?
After a corporate takeover that results in new management and his demotion, Ross is biding his time until he retires. Unfit and unhappy that the elevator in the building has been out of order for longer than necessary, he decides to confront his new boss, Ernestine, a cold woman brought in to manage staff layoffs.
Desperate to make Ernestine understand that the elevator is a symbol of change (and not for the better), he commits an act of defiance that ...
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 ...
A unique combination of medical thriller, conspiracy thriller, mystery, detective fiction and ghost story Haunted From Without will keep you riveted to your Kindle for hour after hour!
If a farmers' guild from Iowa is correct, is the world stumbling blindly into a disaster that could threaten the survival of the human race? Who are 'the Others'? And what is contained within the missing 'GM File' that threatens to destroy some of the world's most powerful companies? To what lengths will these companies go to prevent Peter Nicolson, ...
How far would you go to be with the woman you love?
Would you kill your father to be with his mistress?
What if it was the only way to save her life?
BEHIND BLUE EYES is the dark, gritty PREQUEL to the spicy, hot CLUB series, but can be read as a stand-alone novella.
Foster Brady has finally met the woman of his dreams. The only problem is that Journey Rivera is his father Mick's young mistress.
As things heat up between Foster and Journey, Mick begins to become suspicious. He threatens to kill anyone who touches Journey, and ...
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.
I have just gotten a phone call from the guy I sold my truck to. He told me I had left a notebook under the passenger seat in my car, and later dropped it off at my house. While I have had blackout drunk nights, the notebook remains a mystery as to how it got there, or who wrote it.
It's poorly written on blank pieces of paper that are held together by two clips. Some of the pages have grease stains on them, and others are bent, but it is none the less a treasure. In it's worn pages are the pure unaltered thoughts of a tormented ...
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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 ...
BETTER WATCH YOUR BACK
This is the first book in the 2-book Witness series.
College student Courtney Hartford's worries are confined to doing well in school and having an active social life. That is, until she witnesses a murder.
And then recognizes the murderer.
His warning not to tell, coupled with his threat against her life and the life of her mother, pushes her to make a difficult decision--tell the police the truth, or let the people who are threatening her control her life.
Witness does not contain any profanity or sexual ...
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 ...
Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won't be chased off before it's ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she's forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over her head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is.
Noah Key, an ...
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 ...
Unrequited love: defined as love not reciprocated or returned in kind. Unrequited love becomes the bane of police detective Tess Champion's existence in the town of Aurora, Colorado. Unrequited love will soon become the bane of several other women's existence as well. While struggling to rebuild her life after an attempted rape, Tess Champion is thrown into case after case of women who have suffered what she had... and worse. In the midst of the terror, a new man arises, someone she might be able to build a life with. Will this man ...
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 ...
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.