Pretty Uglyby Sparkle RileyPrice verified 29 minutes ago
Single Mom, Celeste Taylor hit the jackpot when she had her first born, or at least that's what she thought. Of all her three kids, Stage Taylor was the most beautiful. Stage took after her late Italian Great-Great Grandmother. Stage even had her striking emerald eyes and pretty good hair. Poor Celeste had to sacrifice herself and her other two small children all the time. Stage's beauty was a blessing and a curse. Complete strangers would shower her with gifts, money and compliments every second! The whole world blew fifteen-year old Stages's head up! With thousands of followers on Instagram and Facebook, there was no stopping her! Stage was so obsessed with her good looks that she became pretty ugly fast. Very mean, nasty, selfish and conceited were the only ways that you could describe her. Her mama worked two jobs to support her aspiring modeling career. Her lavish and expensive spending were putting a hole in her mama's pocket. Stage would take all her mama's money to buy ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 69 Pages (3,434 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Interior Spacesby Stephen Donald Huff(Capital Ideations LLC) Price verified 53 minutes ago
As two adolescent boys struggle to survive the interior spaces of the American Midwest, they endure the inevitable rites of passage associated with the angst of puberty. Though their suburban surroundings present a façade of normalcy, the bullies who torment them are particularly craven and vicious. On the eve of profound personal discovery, they suffer a traumatizing assault that will irrevocably change their lives.
Two awkward middle-school outcasts come together against their bullies when they author the "Modus Moronicon: A Functional Adolescent Guide for Surviving the Interior Spaces of America". Then everything changes.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 59 Pages (681 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Over twenty years after their mother left the seaside resort of Aycliffe on the English coast, Elizabeth and Francis Edwards, visit on holiday. They are invited by long-time friends of their mother, who are saddened to hear of her death.
Upon arrival, the siblings soon discover that the sleepy seaside town is plagued by family drama and plots of self-preservation. Gossip, greed, deceit, and lust are the vices hidden under the sands of time. As Elizabeth and Francis unearth the truth about their mother's life at the resort, a shocking revelation comes to the surface. In the end, lovers find the courage to embark on adventures, while others accept change and new lives.
(Historical fiction, set in 1840, with romantic and family saga elements.)
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 272 Pages (2,116 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
I often stare at the walls and wonder what's beyond them.
The Elders tell me that nothing but sin, sadness, and disease lie beyond the wall.
Sometimes I hear things, noises that are strange to me. They're often faint, and when I ask the Elders what those sounds are, they tell me they are the tortured souls of thousands of people behind the gates of hell. I don't know what they mean.
I dream of leaving these walls, but the Elders insist this is the only place we're safe. They talk about danger, hatred, and the devil himself waiting just beyond. They tell us the walls were built to keep us safe.
Although I believe the Elders, I want to see the outside world for myself.
But there's no way out.
Or so I thought...
*Physical and emotional abuse. Recommended for 16+. Contains distressing content.
Luna Caged: Behind the Wall is book 1 of 2.
Luna Freed: Beyond the Wall is book 2 of 2.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 238 Pages (4,242 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Set in Atlanta circa 2010, Ken Price details his experiences as a college freshman who immediately stands out as unique among his peers at historic Jefferson-Tate. While trying to find his own path, Ken inadvertently follows in his serial killer father's footsteps. Envisions as a companion piece to Attaway's debut novel Demise of the Trinity, Price of the Trinity continues his exploration of a psychotic, violent protagonist struggling to find his place in the world. Kindle Edition features a bonus novella, Charles Price.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 433 Pages (1,369 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchi's foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, she's made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy fourteen pound Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown of OB. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc.
But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that she's still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although she's stowed away the mementos, it hasn't been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love.
It seems he hasn't forgotten, either.
Is the recording contract he's offering merely a pretense?
Or does he have something more in mind?
Does he really believe that they can just pick up where they left off, despite all the bad luck and heartache?
And is she willing to risk everything again for one last chance ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 419 Pages (3,245 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 25th, 2020
A summer romance, built to last.
Ritter University Novella - Book One
Andrzej Kaminski -- Ski to his friends -- has always wanted to be a doctor. At least that's what his father tells him. Ski's not so sure. With medical school no longer a foregone conclusion, Ski suddenly has no purpose, no direction. He has no idea what he wants to do -- football and wrestling don't count.
Samantha Thunder's life is overflowing with two-by-fours and sacks of mortar. She doesn't have time for romance, especially pretty frat-boys with dreamy pecs. She needs to run the family construction business, whether she likes it or not -- which means staying far, far away from big, muscled distractions.
Unfortunately, she can't stay far, far away, no matter how hard she tries. This summer, Samantha is managing the renovation of the Phi Rho fraternity house on the Ritter University campus, and Ski is babysitting the house while he pretends to take some summer classes.
The pressure is on for both of them ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 130 Pages (2,449 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 25th, 2020
The Redneck Dad and his teenage daughter Marie arrived at sunset on Friday night. It was the 4th of July. The smell of burned gunpowder and smoking burgers filled the air. The whole clan of the Redneck Dad's family was there. It was a time to bend the rules, break the law, and then give a rebel yell.
"Sunday will be the 77th wedding anniversary of grandma and grandpa. This weekend should be tons of good clean fun," the Redneck Dad said with boastful pride.
Marie surprised him when she smiled and said, "You believe in Santa Claus too, don't you."
The Redneck Dad chuckled loudly and then he spoke as he parked his big pickup truck beneath a Weeping Willow tree in the backyard, "I am officially giving you permission to have fun all weekend. I'm planning on relaxing on Uncle Ken's pontoon boat. If you need directions just ask anybody where to find the Gun Lake party barge."
Marie laughed with him and then she said, "This is exactly like one of my Summer Camp fantasies come true; except ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 38 Pages (450 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 24th, 2020
Disillusioned with the real world and facing eviction, a newly unemployed college grad decides to take a walk on the wild side with a an unusual employment opportunity. Before long, he is not only becoming one of them, but he is embracing a larger world than he had ever imagined.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 392 Pages (4,023 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 24th, 2020
Short Story Volume 2 - One True Love
Owning a Costume Shop may not be everyone's idea of the perfect business or the perfect life, but it suits me just fine. But then, my costumes aren't just for make believe. They're specially made with components that not only draw the perfect customer, but also release the true character of the person who is wearing the costume. A nice balance, I think. But then I'm also careful to make sure my customers are selecting a costume that suits them.
The Costume Shop stories are contemporary fiction that include romance and a bit of the paranormal.
Volume #1 - "Open For Business" - How one young man discovers what's really important to him, a young girl gets her wish, and two very different men finally get to be who they really are.
Volume #2 - "One True Love" - There's someone for everyone. And sometimes, if we're lucky, the fates step in to help.
Volumen #3 - "Opposites Attract" - Being willing to let go can sometimes bring you much more than ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 32 Pages (1,667 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 24th, 2020
Hillary thought her marriage was bright and full of life but after a devastating miscarriage and a manipulative mother-in-law, the magic Hillary and Jameson once had is starting to crumble.
Their eight year old daughter, Maryn, begs to have a Twitter account just so she can follow her favorite pop star Justin Bieber. After much consideration and debate Hillary sets up an account, but what Hillary never counted on was finding Derek. A man who seems to understand her better than her husband.
Is Jameson's love enough to save his marriage once Derek is revealed? Or will it be too much and too late for Hillary?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 179 Pages (1,176 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 24th, 2020
Jesse Minkin is a study-mad Harvard hopeful. Anything that could possibly distract him from this goal is just petty teenage drama to him, including romance. His two best friends since childhood -- the popular jock and the intimidating bad boy -- have created the perfect shield for him, behind which he can safely practice his nerdy ways without harassment from bullies. However, when he meets the openly gay target of a violent hate crime, Jesse begins to see beyond his textbooks; perhaps there's educational merit in petty teenage drama after all, and not all learning leads to Harvard.
(contains mature language and references to drug use)
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 168 Pages (849 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 24th, 2020
A missing teenage boy. Three friends who know what happened. A secret they swear never to tell. Until the secret comes back to haunt them... thirty years later.
Jack, Matt, Cassie, and Lisa are four friends growing up on "The Edge", a cul-de-sac in the 80s. The alpha male, the lucky one, the goody-two shoes, and the glamorous hottie that all the boys want. On the outside, they seem to have it all. Yet inside, the teens are shattered in pieces. It is their unbreakable friendship with each other that prevents them from falling apart. Until the one night when tragedy is set forth into motion by their actions, leaving one of the four dead... and missing. The remaining three swear to never speak of that night again... or to each other. They go their separate ways, hoping to bury their mistakes and the past.
Thirty years later, one of the friends gets an ominous message. Someone is digging into their past and threatening to expose their secret. Who is it and what do they really want? Is ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 336 Pages (983 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 24th, 2020
It's 1984 and Samantha Ryan Blake--"unruly" foster child--sees things: murder, crime... and sometimes... otherworldly 'beings'. She doesn't have a family. Not since her mother was institutionalized and her father went missing ten years ago in Vietnam. What she does have is a secret. Now she's been made an offer--to receive 'special tutoring' by a British couple-- on the grounds of a heavily guarded American nuclear reactor testing facility. Two facts seem certain: She faces prison if she refuses the offer--and she needs help. Sam's court file paints her as a promiscuous teenage thief with a high IQ--until Bennie, a very strange boy also living behind the gates, tells her she's not the "person" she thinks. To save herself and Earth, she's forced to embark on a personal and perilous journey that uncovers long-buried secrets about the world she thought she knew--secrets that stretch across generations and the universe, all the way to Ninmah's Portal, home of the Astral Weavers. ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 337 Pages (3,464 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 24th, 2020
The day I discovered my gift, I saved Rusty's life, and then he saved mine.
He was abandoned as a baby in a graveyard and his mother was never found -- that's all seventeen-year-old Stone Molony knows about his birth. His mysterious background has never bothered him, though, until a tragic accident changes everything.
That day Stone discovers he has the power to heal others. And it starts a frenzy in his town.
Stone sets out to understand his gift by digging into his past, but soon finds that the past -- and the truth -- is not as liberating as he hoped. As he grapples with the discovery of who he really is, Stone must make a decision: use his gift to offer healing mercy or use it to for vengeance against people who have hurt him and his family.
Set in Kentucky of 1955, Healing Stone explores the effects of racism and corruption hidden in a small town and the redemptive power of hope discovered in one unique boy.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 336 Pages (1,052 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 23rd, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "Charles Dickens: The Complete Christmas Novels & Tales (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Tree
The Cricket on the Hearth
The Battle of Life
The Haunted Man
What Christmas Is As We Grow Older
The Poor Relation's Story
The Child's Story
The Schoolboy's Story
The Seven Poor Travellers
The Wreck of the Golden Mary
The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
A House to Let
The Haunted House
A Message From the Sea
Tom Tiddler's Ground
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions
The Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoy unprecedented popularity even today and his characters have become ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 4,646 Pages (14,665 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 23rd, 2020
This carefully crafted ebook: "L. M. MONTGOMERY - Premium Collection: Novels, Short Stories, Poetry & Autobiography (Including Anne Shirley Novels, Chronicles of Avonlea & The Story Girl Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Table of Contents:
Anne of Green Gables Series
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Anne's House of Dreams
Rilla of Ingleside
The Story Girl Series
The Story Girl
The Golden Road
Chronicles of Avonlea
The Hurrying of Ludovic
Old Lady Lloyd
Each in His Own Tongue
The Winning of Lucinda
Old Man Shaw's Girl
Aunt Olivia's Beau
Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's
Pa Sloane's Purchase
The Courting of Prissy Strong
The Miracle at Carmody
The End of a Quarrel
Further Chronicles of Avonlea
Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat
The Materializing of Cecil
Her Father's Daughter
The Brother Who Failed
The Return of Hester
The Little Brown Book of ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 3,729 Pages (5,264 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 23rd, 2020
This is the first book in the Witch's Coven Novel series. Awakenings will captivate readers who love New Adult fiction filled with fantasy and magic. The Witch's Coven Novel series is a perfect match for fans who have read Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy series.
Awakenings contains several mature and graphic sex scenes that are not suitable for younger readers.
A witch of formidable illusions, Sabrina runs a coven and has settled down to teach initiates in the ways of magic. But when her initiate Alessia asks for her advice and brings back painful memories for her, wheels are put into motion that bring Sabrina's past as a servant in one of the great houses in the magical world of The Realms into the forefront.
Bound when young in servitude to Thaddeus, one of the great house lords, Sabrina tries to outlive her past, but the choices she made then have always been a specter chasing after her. When an ancient evil haunts her and tries to destroy her and Alessia, Sabrina fights ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 156 Pages (380 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 22nd, 2020
A sword & sorcery LitRPG adventure!
Dungeon Dive follows the adventures of a young Aveyad, a newly-made champion of Crotana. Join him and his fellow champion, Talia, as they battle their God's foes and embark upon a dungeon crawl... a task they may not be equal to yet.
Join Aveyad and Talia on their crawl through a dungeon infested with demons in a race against the clock to save their kingdom!
Please note this is a LitRPG story and contains roleplaying gaming elements. Dungeon Dive is light novel of approximately 200 pages and is book 1 of the Tales of the Gods' Game.
A LitRPG story in the world of the Gods' Game.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 239 Pages (4,517 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 22nd, 2020
"It has been a while since I last enjoyed a book so thoroughly. I wanted to yell with triumph, cry with happiness, and laugh aloud with the characters here. I can't recommend this book enough."
"When is the next colony ship leaving for this place? I'm there. lol!"
"Gripping and hard to put down (and I have read it twice). This is classified as a "coming of age" novel for young adults. Don't let that put you off. In my 60's, I was thoroughly satisfied with the book."
The Maruts of Hamarkhis want nothing to do with the uninvited guests who arrived from the stars. Neither race has any interest in learning about the other. When a young Marut rescues Kara, she has no choice but to travel with the tribe. As she faces the biggest challenge of her life, she finds courage she didn't know she possessed and, determined to overcome the odds, what she learns changes everything.
If you enjoy your sci-fi full of drama, action, and intrigue with a romantic twist, then you'll love this adventure. ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 239 Pages (738 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 22nd, 2020
While everything around him falls apart, Cheyenne can only count on two things: his little brother, Joaquin, and his precious food hoard. But when their situation goes from bad to worse, Cheyenne knows he and Joaquin will need to stick together and rely on the lessons they've learned to keep them alive. This captivating coming-of-age novel will draw you into a world that's all too real. The Hoarders is a vibrant but alarming book that blends enduring themes with quietly brilliant writing to produce an unforgettable story that's sure to become an instant classic.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 210 Pages (2,915 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 22nd, 2020
Eric has always felt useless. That is, until he meets Charlotte, the new girl who he is asked to show around school. Charlotte tells him she has the power to see other people's natural born abilities -- what they are born to do. Charlotte shows Eric that not only is he not useless, but he has a natural born talent with the potential to make him a hero. When the two teenagers leave their monotonous high school lives for a thrilling adventure on the high seas, Eric will put his natural abilities to the ultimate test to help his friends, and he'll learn a lot about himself in the process.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 208 Pages (4,601 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 22nd, 2020
Billy-Boy preferred culture to cows, but when you're the only son of a rugby-loving Kiwi farmer, you buckle down and do your chores.
And escape into a fantasy world of cross-dressing and theatricals at every other opportunity!
Sweet, fat, theatrical Billy-Boy was never cut out to be a farmer, but as his father's only son he's obliged to try. The cows are wayward and the chores are gruelling, but Billy finds escape in a fantasy world. A place where the turnip paddock becomes a lunar landscape, a lavender bed jacket a slinky space suit, a cow's tail a head of beautiful blonde hair, and where Billy can become Judy Robinson, heroine of TV's 'Lost in Space'.
But in an isolated conservative farming community in New Zealand, not everyone approves of Billy's transformation. On the brink of adolescence, Billy is beginning to discover that growing up is far more complicated and confusing than he could ever have imagined. While the mysteries of sex confound him, emotions are unleashed which ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 156 Pages (6,514 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 22nd, 2020
Elle's life on her family's farm in the Tetons is filled with everything an adventurous thirteen-year-old girl could want: climbing oak trees, picking berries, and spending time with her brother and sister. Elle can't imagine a better place to live than on the farm, but when her father's stark disapproval and high expectations cause him to send Elle and her sister away to a boarding school in Virginia, Elle's dreams of a blissful life in the paradise of the Tetons come crumbling down around her.
Determined to be the perfect girl her father always wanted her to be, Elle quickly grows accustomed to her new life as a lady, but as Elle is thriving in Virginia with her adoring aunt and uncle, her new friends, and a handsome suitor, a tragedy on the farm calls her back home and forces her to reconcile her two worlds. Torn between possibilities, Elle must choose whether she wants a life as a proper lady with a respectable gentleman by her side or a life back on the farm with the charming ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 202 Pages (1,836 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 22nd, 2020
Jakk's Journey is a coming-of-age story about a high school boy who builds a spaceship, flies toward Betelgeuse, and has adventures. He befriends aliens, grapples with sex and love and curious robots, dabbles in the supernatural, queries the mysterious and powerful God program, and battles evil forces hellbent on planetary destruction. Why is he being tailpiped around the galaxy by Sheela, his beguiling yet snarky female classmate? What started things, anyway: was it his suspension, a squirrel falling from a tree, the abandoned tablet, a science competition gone awry, or Sheela's fateful volleyball dive? How can Jakk find love? Can aliens teach him how to become a human?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 281 Pages (7,733 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 22nd, 2020
"Sexy, sweet and addicting are all things I have come to expect in a Bella Andre book. She delivers that and more in KISS ME LIKE THIS!" ~ Abbi Glines, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Sean Morrison, one of six siblings and the top college baseball player in the country, is reeling from a heartbreakingly painful loss. Nothing seems to matter anymore... until the night Serena Britten unexpectedly ends up in his arms.
Serena is a world-famous model who has only ever wanted to be normal, even though her mother has always pushed her to become a superstar. Though it isn't easy to try to leave everyone and everything she knows behind, Serena is determined to enroll in college. More than anything, she wants to turn her love for books into a new career that she actually loves. Only, she never expected to meet someone like Sean on campus--or to be instantly consumed by their incredible chemistry and connection.
But when the pressures of her high-profile modeling career only get bigger ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 300 Pages (4,021 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 19th, 2020
"A sweet read with lots of quirky banter, angst and a touch of smexy." - Tamsyn Bester
"This is THAT story... the one that grabs you from the first page and you just can't seem to put the book down till you find out the ending!" - NovelGrounds Book Blog
"A really smartly written, funny new adult romance... no cliffhanger!" - Poppy (An Amazon Reviewer)
Seventeen-year-old Kari meets Neil Mars. "Neil as in Armstrong and Mars... as in Bruno." A boy who beats every vampire, werewolf, highlander fantasy Kari has ever had. But she knows she can't get close to him. Not ever. Because that would mean telling him everything. Coming clean. And Kari can't bear the idea of changing the way Neil looks at her. Like she's the only girl in the world. His reverence is something too precious to lose. Perhaps even at the cost of losing him.
But Kari doesn't know why Neil calls her his 'Angel' and when she finds out, she realizes what love is all about. Boundless joy, unending ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 153 Pages (1,363 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2020
This Seedbox Classics edition of The Awakening includes an illustration gallery.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a novel set in New Orleans and the Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century. The story centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the South.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 214 Pages (345 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 16th, 2020
What breaks you, can also make you.
Torn between partying with her friends and doing the right thing, Alayne's life lacks any direction. Until an incident leaves her spiralling. Left with nowhere to turn, Alayne struggles to find her way. But an encounter in a library opens up new possibilities and a chance to learn. Can Alayne change or will old habits prove too hard to resist?
Praise for The Initiates:
'The Initiates is a polished, sharply observant, and philosophical novel about the growth that comes from knowledge, self-awareness, and under the guidance of a nurturing and conscientious educator. Karis's prose is striking, layered, and poetic. The storytelling style is graceful, even, and displays the author's clear dedication to craft. While readers may draw comparisons to other works of literature--notably, young adult novels that surround the topic of suicide--Karis's work stands apart through its literary sophistication and integration of philosophical ideas. Karis capably ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 57 Pages (1,459 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 9th, 2020
Anne of Green Gables Complete Collection: 8 books Plus two separate novels by L. M. Montgomery
Honored Classics is proud to present Classic Collections. Through Classic Collections, we've put together multiple classic books in one collection to provide you with convenience, value, and quality. Instead of buying each book separately, read and enjoy multiple books in a single collection; and all for one great price!
Anne of Green Gables Complete Collection includes:
? Anne of Green Gables - Anne ages 11-16
? Anne of Avonlea - Anne ages 16-18
? Anne of the Island - Anne ages 18-22
? Anne of Windy Poplars - Anne ages 22-25
? Anne's House of Dreams - Anne ages 25-27
? Anne of Ingleside - Anne ages 34-40
? Rainbow Valley - Anne age 41
? Rilla of Ingleside - Anne age 49-53
? The Chronicles of Avonlea (Short story collection)
? The Story Girl
? Kindle specific table of contents for easy navigation.
? Updated formatting and correction for a greater reading experience.
? Word wise, ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 1,881 Pages (3,165 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 8th, 2020
Donate Body to Science. Check.
When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she'd have her life-and her body-stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they'll erase what remains of who she was.
Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can't get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.
*For mature teens due to some sexual content.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 286 Pages (829 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 5th, 2020
PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK HAS A NEW COVER AND IS A SECOND EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL.
Boykin writes "the kind of book that makes you want to lock the door, turn off the phone and read every page straight through to the end." The Huffington Post
March, 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can't wait to return to her family -- and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks -- in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married... to her own sister.
Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge. Emily is fiercely protective of the ailing Lurleen, but their sisterhood has weathered many storms. And as Nettie learns more about their lives on a trip to see a faith healer halfway across the country, she'll discover that love and forgiveness will ...
Genre: Coming of Age Size: 4,740 KB Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 5th, 2020
Would you defy family for love?
Sam lost her biological parents at age five and was adopted into a loving family soon after. She has three overprotective brothers, their three best friends and two loving parents. Their world is turned upside down when their parents are killed in a car crash. Not wanting the family to split up her oldest brother, Craig, becomes her and her brothers legal guardian. Sam loves her older brother but he is the most overprotective of them all. Especially when he sees her and their long time friend, Jason, growing closer.
Sam denies that she has feelings for Jason but everyone else can see it (except Jason.) Her brother John says she's afraid Craig won't approve. It's true, Sam is worried about that, but is that all that's holding her back?
She doesn't want to upset her older brother but deep down she knows there's another reason for her denial. Sam has experienced so much loss, can she overcome that and open her heart? Even if she can, will Craig stand ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 173 Pages (1,203 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 2nd, 2020
Centennial Day celebrations have jammed local railroad traffic leaving the mighty Pittsburgh Alleghenies baseball team stranded in Newcomerstown, Ohio. To stay 'practiced up,' the Alleghenies challenge local village ballplayers to a friendly contest. But, this will be no ordinary event. From up and downriver, hay wagons drawn by horses at breakneck speed are already flooding onto Hansen's playing field - 3,000 anxious souls hoping to watch local farmers and store clerks take on the 'biggest game' of their lives.
At first, the local river valley team shows no signs of life until, suddenly - below threatening rain clouds - the 'Valleys' eke out a precarious late-inning lead. But the lead has been purchased at a crippling price. The Valley's great pitcher lies injured in the mud.
While the captains argue, a young phantom steps from the shadows with ball in hand ready to hold the line. Is this a joke? "He is just a boy!"
But it was no joke, and as long as baseball is played in this ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 28 Pages (1,239 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 30th, 2020
Sometimes death needs a little push...
Seven years ago Jade and Raven witnessed their father's brutal murder. The killer has returned, and he will stop at nothing to find the power that the Gray family has hidden. Crushed between a nest of vampires and their ancient enemy, the sisters sometimes struggle just to take their next breath.
As Elementals just beginning to understand their potential, the sisters are hunted. Hiding a dark secret and on the run, the sisters are often at odds with each other. They must learn to work together or risk everything.
Start your adventure today!
Book 1: A Time to Kill
Book 2: A Time to Die
Book 3: A Time to Rend
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 388 Pages (2,764 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 30th, 2020
Jo and Lije were secret friends, talking at night from their windows across three feet of alley. It wasn't a big secret, their friendship. It was a little secret, something pleasant, but not really important. Until the war game...
This story about kids, bullying, and violence was inspired by William Golding's Lord of the Flies.
Massachusetts native Nancy Werlin is the author of several young adult novels. These include the fantasy novels Extraordinary and Impossible (a New York Times bestseller), the science fiction novel Double Helix, the suspense thrillers The Killer's Cousin (winner of the Edgar award), Locked Inside (an Edgar award finalist), and Black Mirror, and the realistic novels Are You Alone on Purpose and The Rules of Survival (a National Book Award finalist). She also writes occasional short stories and essays.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 15 Pages (396 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 30th, 2020
I learned early in life never to hope for much. Then a boy crashed into my world and wouldn't take no for an answer. Wouldn't just leave me be. Now, it was the end of my senior year and things were as good as could be. Especially when it came to me and my best friend, Xander. He was still right there by my side. Only he wasn't an annoying steamroller anymore. He was the very best thing.
But that was too good to be true. Always had been.
Everyone disappoints me eventually, right?
I always thought it was funny how people let you down right when you needed them most.
I was on top of the world. High school was coming to an end and there I was with my best friend, Rae, along for the ride. My dream girl. She had no clue how I felt, but I was ready for that to change. To tell her exactly how I wanted things to be between us. If my nerves didn't kill me first. But I would take my shot no matter what.
She deserves everything.
Until she crushed me. One moment was all it ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 83 Pages (2,086 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 30th, 2020
Get ready for a gritty, yet enthralling, rock star romance with enough suspense to keep you on edge. S.R. Watson and Ryan Stacks bring you submission, music, and twisted angst in this unique love story.
Phoenix Jameson is a rock god... or so he's told. When he gets the mic in his hand, women fall at his feet. The sound of his voice is enough to make them crave him. Women line up for a chance to get into his bed -- for a chance to claim him, but he can't be tamed. Phoenix's predilection is depraved, and he offers no apologies. He rocks hard and dominates harder. He's never met a woman he couldn't conquer... until her.
Harlow Lennox walks into Phoenix's life like a hurricane. She is the sister of his band mate Asher, and she is going to be staying with them at the lake house this summer while they work on their music. Her darkness beckons Phoenix. He sees through the image she desperately tries to project. She hates everything that he stands for, but she has no clue what he's capable ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 29 Pages (1,828 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 29th, 2020
"You're as plain as plain can be" said the father to the daughter, in front of her prom date. Could anyone survive the weight of such crushing words?
In this short story courage and cowardice and other unseen realities are examined. Is beauty really only in the eye of the beholder? Perhaps this is because our eyes do not work properly. What would we think if we could see each other- and ourselves- as we really are?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 4 Pages (81 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 29th, 2020
Things just got royally complicated!
When a bet pushes Charlotte and Spencer together it's fire and ice... and Charlotte is melting. Fast.
One kiss tells her this is a bad idea.
Two kisses tells her he's too good to be true.
Three kisses and she's royally screwed.
Spencer Beckett might be everyone else's Prince Charming but this is no fairy tale. This is real life. Where money and prestige trump love. Can this prince keep his girl's heart, without losing his crown?
** Kissing Princeton Charming is book one in the four book Princeton Charming Series
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 244 Pages (2,702 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 25th, 2020
She has a broken heart and revenge on her mind...
Last year Karrie was riding high. She had a boyfriend she loved, a softball scholarship, and the best roommate a girl could have.
When it turned out her man was a lying, cheating ballsack, she may have gone off the rails a bit.
Now, it's a new year and Karrie's ready to build herself back up and move on to bigger and better things.
Still, a little revenge would go a long way in helping the healing process.
He's got a plan for revenge that will suit them both...
Ridge is used to being the BMOC. Sergeant of Arms of his frat and the ability to land any chick within snapping distance has made life pretty easy for him.
His home life is another story. He and his brothers are in the middle of a battle between his socialite mother and asshole father.
Ridge is looking for a stand-in to placate his mother and her matchmaking ways, and he has a feeling he's ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 220 Pages (1,431 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 19th, 2020
In the Best Friends Forever collection, meet the students of Coastal Carolina University. Their lives are all completely intertwined, the good, the bad, and the hated.
Meet Hazel, the resident bad girl. She sees what she wants, takes it, and has no remorse whatsoever.
Nolan is the male equivalent of Hazel, although he's much more of a player than she is.
Upon meeting Miranda, everyone adores her good attitude and generous spirit. But looks can be deceiving.
Andre has secrets of his own, including a crush on the one girl he can't have.
Cheyanne lied years ago, forever changing the life of another BFF.
Audric. The Virgin. Enough said.
Lexi is new to the group dynamic, but she manages to get under the skin of at least one of the BFFs.
With classes, sex, and drama, this collection is the perfect read for Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill fans. Edgy romance with dark twists and plot turns.
Keep your friends close, and your enemies CLOSER.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 216 Pages (1,463 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
He's flying home to confront his cheating wife.
She's running from her life in shame.
Neither expected to fall in love 35,000 feet in the air.
With my heart and reputation in ruins, I can't afford to make another mistake. Boarding a flight to Seattle is supposed to give me a clean slate, but from the moment Cash Montgomery slides into the seat next to mine, I'm captivated by his steel eyes that see too much. I ache for this stranger in a way I've never ached for anyone.
But I didn't know he was married, and I sure as hell didn't see the curveball fate had in store. My clean slate in Seattle isn't so clean after all because my new boss is the man forbidden to me.
And the only man I want.
The only man I'll do anything for, even if it means breaking the promise I made to myself when I fled my old life in shame.
I wasn't supposed to fall for a married man, but I did.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Trashy Foreplay is a steamy forbidden romance suitable for mature audiences only. Though the ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 271 Pages (5,092 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 17th, 2020
At eleven years old, Riley Tate witnessed the sudden death of her father. Now, at sixteen, she still can't bring herself to step on "the spot" -- the section of kitchen floor on which her father landed after collapsing from a brain aneurysm. For Riley, a borderline hypochondriac with anxiety issues, moving on seems impossible, taking risks is out of the question, and even the simplest things feel loaded with danger.
When she meets Cole Boyer in an ER waiting room, Riley realizes immediately that he's far from the safe, predictable boy she usually goes for. A fearless daredevil with mysterious scars and a thirst for all things dangerous, Cole is like an accident waiting to happen. Still, despite their differences, they forge an unlikely friendship that eventually blossoms into something more.
Dating someone who's so casual about death has its challenges, but as Riley soon learns, not everyone can be -- or needs to be -- saved.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 228 Pages (1,603 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 11th, 2020
This is the original short novel in the four part series, The Rascals of Stafford Street, loosely based on the lives of six actual children growing up in a small southern town during the summer of '62. The narrative is filled with humor wrapped around a thread of darkness based upon an event which actually occurred during the author's childhood. An act of violence soon follows, as the rascals become ensnared in a life and death mystery.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 112 Pages (1,784 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 11th, 2020
All she wants is to keep her title. To stay at the top of her game. The world is harsh and Tory has already learned many of the harder lessons. Her life's story has always been about control and the cowboy code, but will this year teach her the toughest lesson? Her own stubborn will may help her escape death, but will she come through unscathed? Can she remain true to who she is? In order to survive the pain, the cowardly men, the lies, and the passion that will threaten to tear her apart, Tory will have to hold tightly to what has always been important friendship, loyalty, and always Rusty.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 562 Pages (5,776 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 10th, 2020
What if a pickpocket had a change of heart?
Snitch earned her name thieving on streets of Kelmar. Growing up in a world a thousand years after technology, she and her partner in crime decide to knock over a pawn shop.
But something goes wrong.
Should she follow the old ways... or try something different?
Bonus - Includes first chapter of Darklight, a coming of age portal fantasy!
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 20 Pages (2,395 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 24th, 2020
***This is a New Adult, Contemporary novel. It is not intended for Young adult readers and contains sexual content and graphic language.****
Someone has watched her every move...
Throughout Arissa's life, she has experienced disturbing cold chills running down her spine, the kind that let a person know something is not quite right. For as long as she can remember, she has sensed she is being watched, but has been utterly unsuccessful in finding the person responsible for making her doubt her sanity. Her hope is that in moving away to college she will have a fresh start and a chance to find herself.
After years spent watching her, now he is developing strong feelings for her. That was never part of the plan, never his intention. Ideally, she would remain unaware of his presence in her life. Of course, life rarely unfolds, as it should. The best-laid plans often unravel. And the best kind of love is completely unexpected.
"Unexpected love is full of emotional ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 202 Pages (982 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 22nd, 2020
In her final month of pregnancy, Susie uses her time on bed rest to relay tales of her life to her soon-to-be-born daughter, Britta.
Susie was fifteen years old when her mother passed away. Five years later, she learned that her paternity was a lie.
Motivated by the recent loss of a friend, Susie starts a journal with the hope that, in the unfortunate case of her own untimely passing, her precious daughter will not be forced to draw her own conclusions about her mother's life.
Susie's thoughts turn to the summer of 1999, when she was a fourteen-year-old outcast. As punishment, her father sends her to church camp where she encounters the boy who ruined her reputation with lies the previous summer. When he goes too far to get her attention, a twenty-three-year-old hero named Jerry Lyons steps in, sweeping Susie off her feet in the process.
After a few private talks in his cabin, Susie leaves camp desperately in love with Jerry, and hopeful that he will overlook her age and give ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 266 Pages (509 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 21st, 2020
Payton always had one rule she lived by, no boyfriends until after college. No one seemed to agree with her, even her own mother who had her at age sixteen. Returning to school after an accident that flipped Payton's world upside down left her feeling out of control. Holding on to her rule seemed to be her only lifeline.
Josh had been letting the past rule his life for too long. Finally being at school, he'd become his own man, and he'd been putting all that behind him. Just when he thought he had it all put together, life got crazy. Not only did his ex show back up, but Josh also found he couldn't get Payton Whitmore out of his head.
Once Josh convinces Payton to give him a shot, she's so closed off that he wonders if it's even worth it. Josh can tell there's something special about Payton, though, and as soon as he goes all in, he's ready to show her that some rules are made to be broken.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 318 Pages (2,495 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 19th, 2020
WARNING: This is not your typical angst ridden New Adult Romance. It is a funny, sad, enlightening journey to adulthood.
Two couples, one unforgettable summer.
Charlotte and Ethan - Fate brought them together as children and phone calls and letters solidified their bond. When tragedy struck, they were torn apart until one fateful summer morning when they meet again. Will they be able to acknowledge the love that fate decreed, or will they let the opportunity of a lifetime slip through their fingers?
Francesca and Jackson - They met as children and became a couple as teens. At twenty she must let her one true love follow his conscience into war. Can their relationship stand the test of time and bring them to the happily ever after they've always dreamed of, or will their perfect world be shattered?
Join two amazing young couples as they learn to live, laugh and love while working at The Heart of Alaska Lodge in the summer of '69.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 258 Pages (1,410 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 16th, 2020
All will love. All will lose. All will change.
And it happens during those long, dark and crazy College Nights...
Meet The Five: The striking -- and strikingly different -- female friends are newly arrived college freshman, and their entire future is before them.
Monica is the sheltered police chief's daughter. Sonya is the sexually adventurous artist. Amanda is the British-born photojournalism student. Chelsea is the wide-eyed innocent from a small town. And Lauren is the streetwise skateboarder from Philly.
They come together to form an unbreakable bond at Pennsylvania's Old State University, a football powerhouse party-school rocked by scandal -- not unlike the situation at Penn State.
What their future holds in love and life is anyone's guess. That's because there is no freedom like the first flush of freedom at college. There are no friends like college friends. And there are no nights like college nights, when anything is possible.
The Five will become more than friends ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 199 Pages (2,518 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 13th, 2020
She's hiding from her past. He's looking for his future. Will they take a chance on a love neither expected...
Ella lives in constant fear. After seven years of concealing her whereabouts from an abusive ex, she gets an opportunity for a fresh start when one of the few men she trusts leaves her a charming inn. When a mysterious, charming guest tempts her to open her heart again, she fears the scars from the past will keep her from anything close to love.
?Hardworking and successful, River has always wondered if something's missing from his life. And when he falls for the gorgeous proprietor of Orchard Inn, he knows the tattooed beauty is exactly what he needs. Moved by her pain, he encourages her to open up about her fears while he promises to stay by her side. ?
But just as their irresistible passions bloom, Ella's brutal ex returns to reclaim what was never truly his.?
?Can Ella and River fight off the past long enough to awaken a forever love?
The Orchard Inn is the ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 353 Pages (1,942 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 13th, 2020
This version is differentiaited by 38 brand new illustrations that bring this classic novel back to live.This Version is also annotated with new commetary provided by the editor (makes excellent study guide)Lucy Maud Montgomery's narrative entitled Anne of Green Gables tells the interesting tale of a young orphan named Anne. Reading the novel will give you an insight into people's daily lives back in the late 1800s. Reading the story will also teach you valuable lessons about family, friendship, and honesty. It was intended for audiences of all ages, but it was considered a classic children's novel since halfway the 20th century. Get a Copy Now!!!!!!
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 317 Pages (6,664 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
Amanda desperately needed to get away. Her whole life had been about pleasing others - her straight-laced parents, her rule-bound teachers. When her best friend, Kayla, suggested they hop a cruise from Boston to Bermuda, Amanda leapt at the chance. This was her one chance to light the night on fire.
And then Evan stepped on stage.
Evan was exactly the type her country-club parents would have disapproved of. Ripped abs and soul-deep eyes. Lightning-fast fists. One glance and she knew she had to be his - if just for these seven brief, torturously-exquisite days.
And, oh, Evan could play her. His fingers were connoisseurs of her body, drawing out her deeper notes, sending her soaring to heights she barely knew existed. She lost all sense of self, of rules.
Until the day she saw what she was never meant to see - and her world changed forever.
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Half of all author's proceeds of this novella benefit battered women's shelters.
Resonating Souls is the first of four novellas in ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 169 Pages (453 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
Sonya thought she was finally free. Her controlling, fault-finding parents had sold the family home in St. Louis and moved down to retire to Florida. Sonya's life could begin anew! But instead, she found herself lonelier than ever, missing her older brother who had escaped to California the moment he'd graduated from high school. So when her parents offered to fly her down to see the new condo and go on a six-day cruise, Sonya hesitantly agreed. After all, how bad could it be being stuck on a boat with her parents for a week?
The sole shining light was the bevy of stunningly handsome gay men she tumbled into the care of. They offered laughter, fun, and everything she could ever have dreamed of. And Dylan's arms around her could have been all she desired in life.
If only it could be real.
Half of all proceeds of this novella benefit battered women's shelters.
Key West Dreams is the first novella in the Cozumel Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 89 Pages (352 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
A simple summer vacation... Becomes a fight for survival...
Seven wealthy teenagers who just graduated high school decide to spend their last summer together before going to different colleges by sailing the Pacific Ocean. But their plans for a perfect summer are spoiled when their ship sinks and they end up stranded on a small tropical island. Now they're forced to do whatever it takes to survive, while also trying to come up with a way to escape their island prison.
But as close as the seven friends might be, they've never been forced to rely on each other like this before, and the stress of the situation begins to wear on them all. It turns out that their biggest threat might not be starvation, unpredictable weather, or dangerous wild animals, but themselves. Especially when one of them is keeping a secret from the others that would surely cause them to turn on one another if it ever got out.
If you are a fan of fast-paced and thrilling survival stories with romance, adventure, ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 160 Pages (511 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
From best friend to first love...
Then, his rock stardom tore them apart.
Now he's back, and her explosive secret threatens their second chance.
The day I meet Chris is like any other day. I've been kicked out of yet another foster home. The moment I see the piercing in his lip and the tattoos on his smooth skin, I know I won't last long here.
I've never been so happy to be so wrong.
With a patience I've never known in my short, tumultuous life, Chris and his mother show me it's possible to trust again. And when no one's looking, Chris shows me it's possible to feel loved.
Unfortunately, he's my foster brother. I can be kicked out of the only home I've ever known if anyone finds out about us.
But these are the least of my worries when Chris is offered a record deal. I know he won't take it unless I force him to.
I have to do the unthinkable. I have to do it for him.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 220 Pages (2,289 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 8th, 2020
An orphan boy. A mysterious stranger. A city in crisis.
When 14-year-old Lance is saved from death, his life is forever changed. For starters, his savior claims to be King Arthur, the once and future ruler of ancient Britain. Lance has met lots of weirdos on the streets of L.A., and they claim to be many things. But this "king" not only reeks of sincerity, he wears armor, rides a gorgeous white horse, and lives in the storm drains underneath the city! Arthur has a throne, old-school clothes, and weapons up the wazoo. Swords, daggers, bows and arrows -- the kind Lance has only seen in movies.
Turns out this Arthur guy wants to start some kind of revolution. He plans to collect other cast-off kids like Lance -- even teen gang members -- and create a New Camelot of Knights to gain more rights for youth and shake up the out-of-touch politicians who run Los Angeles.
Lance is all for helping kids like him. He's spent his entire life in and out of the system, and it sucks. And he wants to ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 341 Pages (3,973 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 28th, 2020
From New York Times Bestseller Jessica Wood comes A Night to Forget, book one in the two-book series, A Night to Forget. The second book in the series, The Day to Remember, is also available.
What happens in Cancun doesn't always stay in Cancun.
When Emma Anderson and her friends decided to spend their senior year Spring Break in Cancun, she expected some crazy memories to end their final college days. What Emma didn't expect was to meet Brandon Fisher. Tall and sexy, with dimples that would make any girl swoon, Brandon Fisher was literally the man of Emma's dreams. She couldn't quite believe that this stranger, who seduced her every night in her dreams, actually existed.
After serendipitously bumping into each other, Emma could not resist Brandon's pull and spent an unforgettable night with him. Passing it off as a spring break fling, Emma never expected to see Brandon again. But when she started her first day at her new job a few months later, there he was. The only problem was, ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 232 Pages (966 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 22nd, 2020
When my father was led away in handcuffs, I thought nothing could be worse.
But with the sins of the father comes penance. It didn't matter that he wasn't guilty. It didn't matter that he did everything he could to right the wrongs.
Without our wealth and the status that it brought, our life as we knew it is over.
Little did I know, the worst is yet to come.
HIGH HORSE is a 19,000 word prequel novella to the Arcadia High Anarchists series.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 79 Pages (4,800 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 22nd, 2020
Do you find it? Or does it find you?
Waitress Korinna Scharpova has her hands full fending off the advances of her ex-boyfriend Mark Wilhelm. Complicating matters is Mark wants to marry her, and he won't take no for an answer.
Korinna transplanted to the metropolis Sicily, Pennsylvania hoping to have a fresh start. She takes any odd job to make ends meet -- because anything is better than staying with her two-timing ex, Mark.
Working a job that leaves her wanting more, Korinna works at a grand city event and meets the enigmatic John MacBeth. The two connect instantly and their attraction heats faster than either can control. There is only effect when hearts collide -- and Korinna must choose between protecting her heart or risking everything she is to experience soul-searing, heart-pounding, love, in this five-part, girl-meets-boy billionaire romance.
The Destiny Series
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Genre: Coming of Age Length: 97 Pages (1,387 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 21st, 2020
New York Times Bestseller
What would you do if the hottest man on earth made you an offer you couldn't refuse?
What if it was the offer of a lifetime? The sort of offer that would make you blush as he offered you whatever you wanted to make you accept. What if the offers were so spicy, so naughty, so scandalous that you wouldn't even want to tell your best friend?
If you were me, you would say yes.
There are three things you should know.
His name is TJ Walker. He's 28, hot as can be and he's my brother's best friend.
TJ asked me to be his fiance for four weeks.
I'm hoping to make the engagement real.
I know. I can't believe it either. What am I thinking? There are so many things that could go wrong by accepting to be TJ's four week fiance? But, I can't stop thinking that there are also so many things that could go right.
Four Week Fiance Part Two will be out in September 2015.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 225 Pages (1,832 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 19th, 2020
"There's nothing you can't do if you want it bad enough."
I entered the world with a massive defect. I attracted death. Like a magnet. I could feel it all around me. It wrapped its icy fingers tight around my chest, leaving me no room for escape. That was my life before I met Jordan Brewer, the boy I became infatuated with. Obsessed with. The boy that became my everything.
I knew he wanted me, too. I saw it. I felt it. But he was older, and wouldn't act on his feelings. I knew in time I'd make him mine. Just as he promised me a future together, his life was torn apart. He turned away from me and shut me out of his life. Could I convince him to let go of his past and hold on to me? Or would he continue to punish us both for something he couldn't control?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 264 Pages (2,171 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 17th, 2020
Ephron's father Zohar chooses him to lead their family. He not only has vital skills to ensure the security and growth of their tribe but he is still unmarried. Zohar plans to unite the Hittite tribes using Ephron and his sister as peace children in arranged marriages.
Marauding enemies and rising waters threaten the homelands of fellow Hittites but no one wants to sacrifice autonomy just for safety, food, clothing, and shelter. Family patriarch Heth's arrival might settle the unrest, but when he does not appear, his representatives find rising tensions and a need for desperate action to show strength, unity, and prosperity.
Ephron can't force Shelometh, his intended bride, to marry him. Will she make his tireless work pay off, or destroy his future and her own?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 126 Pages (1,744 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 15th, 2020
Following a trail of clues in love letters after her mother's unexpected death, Isabelle Cavalera steps unexpectedly into a world of English aristocracy. It's a world that once forced her mother to choose between her own career and the duties she'd assume by marrying a man with a title, estate, and illustrious family name. And it's a world of secrets and masquerades as well as heartache, joy, hope, and sacrifice.
Within that world, Izzy finds herself, too, falling into love. But as she falls, she has to rethink everything she ever thought was true. Is fighting for love worth any sacrifice? Or does the price of a fairy tale demand too much?
For romantics of every age and anyone who loves Pride and Prejudice, John Green, or any story by Nicholas Sparks, Love for Two Lifetimes is a tale of two generations of love, a lifetime of friendship, a history of sacrifice, and one last, glorious leap of faith revealed in prose and love letters. This luminous and twisting novel from the ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 451 Pages (3,536 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 14th, 2020
"Johnny is such a dream. He is the perfect best friend, boy friend and lover." ~ SlitsRead Book Blog
Life can change. So quickly, so suddenly. One day you're driving down the freeway, your face lit up by yellow sodium lamps, music blaring through the radio, and you're singing, and the guy next to you is singing, and he turns to look at you, just for a second, a moment, that final smile lasting forever in your mind afterwards--
And then you're upside down, and there are screams and moans, a shattered windshield, spinning wheels, the glug-glug-glug of falling gas, and the man you love is next you.
And he's not moving.
Cat Ramsey has the perfect life -- a home in the suburbs, a loving family, the sexiest guy in school living next door.
And then it all changes: Her father's drinking shifts from the occasional beer... into a dangerous dependency.
He becomes loud. He becomes angry. He becomes violent.
Her world is turned upside down. ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 268 Pages (1,134 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 11th, 2020
Nadiya had endured what no person should ever have to endure. She had scrambled her way free of the filth and crawled, inch by desperate inch, to a new life.
Now she just had two missions left.
First, to find the man who had helped to save her. To save his life in return.
And, second, to find the man who had caused her and others such heart-wrenching pain.
To make him pay.
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Half of the author's proceeds of this novella benefit battered women's shelters.
Memories Lost is the first novella in the New Haven Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+.
All of my books are written personally by me and are set in locations I have personally been. I have been to New Haven many, many times and have re-visited there recently. My goal is to bring the sights, sounds, and textures of the location to life for you, so you can enjoy a virtual vacation!
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 79 Pages (337 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 3rd, 2020
The first fun, adventure-filled story in your newest young adult coming-of-age obsession.
"Today, I add another title to your mouthful of a name, Princess. From now on, you are the Hope of Wizteria."
Solana said nothing in response. She did not know what to say.
It did not matter. Kuri spoke again. "Princess, Wizteria is fated to fall tomorrow," she said in a matter of fact way, gently stroking the little girl's hair. "I have been assigned to take you as far away as I can from this place and to keep you safe. You will live with me and my son, Rexajon. The people around you will not call you a princess. They will never speak of who you are and where you come from, but you can never forget who you are. You will not return here for a very long time, but so long as you are alive--so long as you are safe, all of Wizteria is safe."
When a serious threat loomed over Wizteria, King Rulland knew his infant daughter was the key to the kingdom's salvation. He disguised her energy signature ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 192 Pages (1,052 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 1st, 2020
One man will level the field. (Available in audio)
You can't expect to win when the system is rigged.
Justin Wolfe sets out on a tour to promote 'The Big Solution', his book that outlines a simple economic platform that would turn a corrupt system on its head. Despite the urging from his best friend, Federal Reserve Board hopeful Evan White, Wolfe has no intention of running for office. But when his ideas begin to catch fire with the masses, the two friends find themselves swept up in a presidential campaign that threatens not only their public standing, but their very lives.
"Our world is remarkably automated. Resources remain in abundant supply. And by most standard measures, the economy appears to be humming along. Life should be so simple. So prosperous. And yet the vast majority of people still aren't making a decent living. America's promise of equal opportunity has become a distant memory. But I, Justin Wolfe, have a plan to finally change the dynamics that have been ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 260 Pages (1,804 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 23rd, 2020
Book 1.5 of the Sin City series
Las Vegas is a city of change. Fortunes are won and squandered; love found and lost; and alliances made and broken. Everything can change with a spin of the wheel or roll of the dice.
Bill is enchanted with Marilyn, who is everything he wants in a woman -- and dating his friend Jimmy.
Jimmy thinks Marilyn may be "the one," but, if so, why is he drawn to Darla?
Rising star Darla loves Jake, but she has to choose between a Hollywood career and a future with him. Jake is in debt to the Chicago Outfit, and if he leaves town, there's nowhere Chicago won't follow, even to Hollywood.
Ray wants to become a made man with Chicago, but he wants revenge against Frank Kelly more. Frank's daughter Diana presents an opportunity to drive a wedge into the family. The only person Diana trusts is her brother Tim, but their relationship is strained, leaving her angry... and vulnerable.
Rett is at his wit's end when his sister Ruby takes ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 216 Pages (1,072 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 22nd, 2020
With a dangerous young sorcerer and his dragon on the rise to power, can two unlikely companions stop him from taking control of Kartania?
When Theodor is forced to join the king's army in response to the attacks led by Merglan and his deadly dragon, the simple farmer's son meets an unlikely friend. While trying to pass basic training with his head down, Theodor meets Ivan, a young man clouded by secrecy. Ivan attempts to inspire Theodor into becoming more than just another body to fill in front lines.
After completing their training, Ivan and Theodore each report to their separate assignments, and must part ways. After battling Merglan and his orc armies for nearly two years, Ivan and Theodor reunite. Combining human and elf armies, Ivan and Theodor attempt to prevent the enemy forces from flooding into the last remaining free kingdom in Kartania, the kingdom of the elves. If the elf kingdom falls, Merglan will take control of Kartania for good? Can Theodor and Ivan stop Merglan ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 112 Pages (1,083 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 17th, 2020
I live for football.
For the rush of it.
For the thrill of the game.
As the quarterback for Park Hill University, I'm fast, so fast they coined me with the name of "The Raven".
But I have a problem, we'll actually two.
The first one is drugs.
If I'm going to continue playing college football, I have no other choice but to stay clean. However, the daily pain and torment of my past makes it damn hard.
The second problem I have is, women.
Women are dying to get caught up with me. In fact, they use #TheRavensTrap on all their social media posts. The one day-and-night-stands have been 'effin great until I got assigned a new tutor. For some reason, I can't seem to get Lexi Thompson out of my head. The only problem is, she's not interested in getting caught in my trap. She's a really good girl and her sweet innocence has me making up new plays to see how I can score a touchdown with her.
And I'm not going to give up until I do.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 263 Pages (10,449 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 23rd, 2020
Fresh off of a broken heart I met Cal Scott.
He was just what I lacked a beautiful distraction.
At six-foot-two, with ebony hair, storm gray eyes, and a smile that
could only hide an agenda, I knew he was trouble. And for the first
time in my life, a little trouble was just what I needed.
No. What I wanted.
It wasn't like I'd ever marry the guy.
Until I did.
What I thought would be my happily ever after, was only the beginning.
Cal has a secret. One that makes loving him come with a price, and
being his wife cost more than I bargained for.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 331 Pages (1,466 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 3rd, 2020
The Dark Age, eastern Europe: the earth has decided to rid itself of humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and new plagues. Civilizations, even the mighty Roman Empire, crumble under the pressure of barbarian waves that are fleeing worse terrors.
Rejected by his own people, pursued by a dragon, young Javor heads for Constantinople, the centre of civilization, looking for answers to the puzzle of his great-grandfather's dagger and the murder of his family.
On the ancient, crumbling Roman highway across haunted, deserted Dacia, Javor rescues the beautiful Danisa from a human sacrifice. He cannot help falling in love with her. But Danisa has her own plans, and when she is kidnapped again, Javor has to wonder: what is the connection between his dagger, his lover and his enemies?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 448 Pages (687 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Apr 29th, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestseller packed with Heat and Heart.
Her brother's best friend. A list. A love story.
After ending a horrible, scarring relationship, Vivian embraces her freedom by making a sexual bucket list. When her brother's best friend, Liam, finds it, sparks fly and hearts open.
Can Vivian heal one steamy encounter at a time?
NOTE: This is book 1 in a two-part series. Dual POV. 18+
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 292 Pages (380 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Apr 25th, 2020
I am demon, hear me roar.
Take your sparkly vampire and your sensitive werewolf, and shove them!
Best sleepless night(s) ever.
Fun-filled adventure that you just have to keep reading until the very last page. It is un-put-downable.
A demon's life is never easy. Join Xoe as she's thrown to the wolves, the werewolves that is. As if witches, human sacrifices, and other demons weren't enough to deal with, Xoe must struggle to rein in her powers before she sets something more important than a washing machine on fire. If she can't, her whole life might go up in flames.
This set contains books 1-3 of the Xoe Meyers Series. If you like sarcastic heroines, teen drama, vampires, werewolves, and demons, this book is for you!
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 610 Pages (1,883 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Apr 24th, 2020
Find love 10,000 years in the future!
When Mandy loses her job, she thinks she's hit rock bottom - until her plane is swallowed by a strange storm that sends her and everyone else on board 10,000 years into the future. At first, she thinks the scary world is nothing more than a bad dream. The war-torn Earth is unrecognizable. Black fog blocks the sun, and the oceans are dry. Even worse: the planet is inhabited by half-human, half-alien creatures dying from a mysterious disease. Horrified at the thought of spending her life here, she clings to the knowledge that there's one man who can open the star gate to send her home.
As the Naki prince who controls the star gate, Akkadi gets first choice of any human female that makes her way through the star gate. Only by breeding with purebred humans from the past can his race hope to remain immune to the disease and hopefully, develop an eventual cure. With shrinking resources and a raging battle for the human planet, dutiful, commanding ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 359 Pages (1,200 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Apr 20th, 2020
USA TODAY Bestseller
Scarlett Goodwin's world is divided into Before and After.
Before she agreed to tutor Tucker Price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety disorder and determined to not end up living in a trailer park like her mother and her younger sister. A mathematics major, she goes to her classes, to her job in the tutoring lab, and then hides in the apartment she shares with her friend, Caroline.
After junior Tucker Price, Southern University's star soccer player enters the equation, her carefully plotted life is thrown off its axis. Tucker's failing his required College Algebra class. With his eligibility is at risk, the university chancellor dangles an expensive piece of computer software for the math department if Scarlett agrees to privately tutor him. Tucker's bad boy, womanizer reputation makes Scarlett wary of any contact, let alone spending several hours a week in close proximity.
But from her first encounter, she realizes ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 251 Pages (504 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Apr 20th, 2020