For anyone who has dreamed of finding their forever horse - this book is for you.
The complete trilogy available in a single edition for the first time.
Book 1: Always in my heart
If you ever loved and lost a horse this emotional story will melt your heart.
Teenager Maz has had her beloved piebald cob Logan since he was a foal, and the pair are inseparable - until the devastating day Logan is dramatically taken from her.
Badly injured, Logan tries desperately to find his way back home - but fate has other plans for Logan, who develops a special bond with another teenage girl. When a promising new life goes seriously wrong, they are torn apart when further tragedy strikes. Finally, when it seems like home is at last within reach, Logan is shocked by a surprising discovery - and any hopes of a happy ever after seem unlikely. Is heartache inevitable? When difficult choices have to be made, who will be the winners - and losers?
Book 2: Heartbreak Horse
Those whose lives were changed ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 251 Pages (1,389 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
My Demons is a book of short stories. Three women, three stories. Rachael is hiding a secret from her Southern Baptist friends, Mandy the All-American high school sweetheart returns for her 20 year reunion with a dark past, and Tara, the 28 year old who cannot seem to find her way until she is forced to do so.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 72 Pages (357 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Through use of narrative and poetry, Haraval Qureshi writes a story of wandering set in New York City.
A disoriented outsider's mind slowly slips away into a fantastical world. An alcoholic from Queens refuses to break out of his idle lifestyle. An international student from Pakistan struggles to belong. They are among a sea of lost people all harboring a simple desire: to find out why they do the things that they do. Before they enter the reality before them, they must come to a conclusion.
A Staring Contest With Clouds depicts an exploration into the human conscious.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 174 Pages (406 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
What was it like as a young girl growing up on a farm in 17th-century New England? Join the author and his family as they venture back in time exploring their Mayflower roots to learn how their family tree grew from the first settlers of Plymouth Colony.
Abigail Little was born in 1634, the first generation of descendants from the original Plymouth Colony settlers. Granddaughter of Richard Warren, a well-to-do merchant who came over on the Mayflower and signed the Mayflower Compact, Abigail came of age while growing up with her large family on a farm during peaceful and prosperous times for the colonies. Her grandmother, Mistress Elizabeth Warren, the family matriarch, was the first woman in Colonial America to advocate for and win the right to own her husband's assets after his death, a significant milestone in women's rights at that time in history. Elizabeth and Richard are the start of a prolific family of which Abigail is born into as the first granddaughter. She must learn how ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 260 Pages (2,740 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Carrigan Castle may be broken but she's finally free. Free of the bonds holding her back. Free of her painful past. Free just to be. With the death of her mother, it's time to leave her small town behind and find her own way -- even if it means letting go of her ideals.
A cross-country trip is about to take her to a brand-new life she never imagined. When Whit Barklay unexpectedly enters the picture, she begins the ride of her life -- one filled with thrills and twists and turns. It's time to figure out where she belongs. It's time to find her way. Will Whit detour Carrigan from finding her true chance at happiness? Or will he be her North Star, pointing her to a better life with him?
One cross-country train ride to a brand-new life.
One man she never expected.
One relationship she's too scared to begin.
One risk she may not be willing to take...
Unless he can show her she's only bent and not broken.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 298 Pages (784 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Normalcy is for the weak
Maisha is a pretty normal girl.
Sure, she doesn't remember the first 18 years of her life, but weirder things happen, right?
It's not like someone took away her memories to make her forget that she's an alien, heir to a throne, and the most powerful witch in existence.
Nor does she have an undead fairy godmother (along with a bunch of ghosts for relatives) whose sole afterlife entertainment is haunting her.
And there's NO way she's married to an actual dragon/ancient-warrior/wanna-be-superhero (who hates her guts) in the name of peace.
Or is there?
Who decides what's normal anyways?
"You'll fall in love with the characters." - Reetika Shrestha
"Just what I needed to disconnect from real life (that let me tell you all, sometimes sucks!)" - Jone
"It's been a while since I've been enthralled like that." - Iris Schechter
"Love this book. Wit and humour in every sentence." - Sadaf
"Laugh out loud funny. A fairy tale for the modern age." - ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 362 Pages (705 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
A Christmas Vacation to Hawaii? That's the Last Thing Peter and Katie Want
The Nelson family is spending Christmas in Hawaii, a dubious proposition for Peter and his twelve-year old sister, Katie.
Katie still believes in Santa Clause. Embarrassing, but true. Having finally come to grips with the tragic "extinction" of unicorns and the senseless exile of the Tooth Fairy, little Katie now clings to Santa with a tenacity so grim and so combative that her older brother and her parents can only exchange worried looks across the dinner table. Someone should talk to her about the real world.
But no one quite seems to have the courage.
Needless to say, the idea of running off to Hawaii just as Santa is loading up his sleigh is met with more than just a little resistance. After all, how is it reasonable to expect that the red-suited fat man will know to look for them in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? What will he think when he parks his reindeer atop their dark and empty ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 53 Pages (988 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 11th, 2019
15-year-old Nikka is invited to attend Wildwood Academy, a prestigious but secret boarding school for talented youth located deep in the Californian mountains. Once there, Nikka quickly falls in love with her bizarre classes, the jaw-dropping scenery and... two very different boys.
However, Wildwood Academy has a dark and twisted secret, one that could cost Nikka the one thing she had never imagined she could lose, the one thing that money can't buy. It is this very thing that Wildwood Academy was created to steal.
Nikka can stay and lose everything, or she can risk death and run.
***About the Author***
Jacqueline has had a colourful and dual life thus far; she's lived in a refugee camp in Sweden, a castle in France, a village in Germany, and spent her formative years in between Los Angeles, London and New York. As a result, she speaks four languages. Jacqueline has a Bachelors in English Literature from the University Of Massachusetts, and a Masters in Screenwriting from Royal ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 316 Pages (4,646 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 10th, 2019
noun, often attributive pow·er ?pau?(-?)r
(a)ability to act or produce an effect
(b) possession of control, authority, or influence over others
( c ) mental or moral efficacy
Who do you give the power to? Could you give someone the power to love you and be able to take it all away? What if you lost the very air that your life depended on? How else would you be able to survive? What would you do if the love of your life and best friend of years betrayed you for a night of bliss? Would you forgive and forget? And if so what if one party was making it harder to forget and forgive?
Vanity is a young girl maneuvering through the hood, and learning how to love a young street king, and is trying to take her love life back to how it was before the love of her life hurt her in every way imaginable. She tries to get over him but the pain of being apart is unbearable, so she makes it her duty to ride out the bullshit that they face in their everyday lives.
Streetz is just another ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 184 Pages (1,487 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 10th, 2019
Walking away from her fiancé was the hardest thing Ava has ever done. After all, the sexy and charming Mateo is everything she's ever wanted -- and more. But she needs to protect herself -- and her heart -- before it's shattered once and for all.
Mateo has no choice but to let her go. His woman needs space, and he loves her enough to give it to her -- no matter how much he hates it. The only thing keeping him sane is the certainty that their separation will be short-lived.
Ava thinks it's over, but she's about to find out that Mateo will stop at nothing to turn her "I Don't" into an "I Do."
I Don't is book one of The Enamorado (In Love) series. Each book will feature one of the Cruz brothers and can be read as a standalone.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 268 Pages (1,809 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 10th, 2019
When Sara Malone's father dies, her overwhelming feelings are of guilt and relief. For years Sara and her younger sister Hope, both star swimmers at their high school, lived in constant anxiety over his abusive demands and pressure to succeed; now it's all over, and the girls can make their own choices and live their own lives.
Hope and their mother both thrive with this new freedom, but for Sara things only seem more complicated. In her grief, she has a surprising and emotional night with her best friend's Maggie's brother Dom, the boy she's idolized for years. To make things worse, Maggie also has hidden feelings for Sara that go beyond friendship, and Sara is stunned when both Maggie and Dom pull away. Feeling abandoned and isolated, Sara spends more time at home alone and in the garden her father once tended. One lonely day, she discovers her father's journals and letters, writing that reveals a side of her father Sara never knew possible. Slowly, Sara works her way through her ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 288 Pages (583 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 9th, 2019
Lawson Daniel is good at a lot of things. He can show you the best places to surf, the perfect time of day to ride the tide. He knows the best bars, the best bands, he has the best weed, and if you're looking to get laid, he'll show you the best time.
No girl in her right mind should speak to him. She definitely shouldn't have sex with him, and only a blind, self-loathing idiot would fall in love with him.
I've done all three.
All in the span of one sweltering, suffering summer that nearly cost me everything down to the blood in my body and the beat of my heart.
No one walked away from that season unscathed.
Not even Lawson Daniel.
*New Adult Romance intended for audiences 18 and older.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 246 Pages (1,070 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 9th, 2019
'The Perfect Dancer' is the third novel by author Philip James Kirke. The Perfect Dancer' is set in Perth Western Australia, and charts ten years of the life of a girl from around age 8 to her leaving for a career in classical ballet in London. The story slowly builds several threads of mystique around a legendary dancer who disappeared in the prime of her young career and in parallel, the growing relationship between the girl and a young woman who lives next door to her. That friendship grows into one of deep personal and artistic mentorship, and the reader is left wondering at the strange connections between the legendary dancer who had vanished and the unassuming neighbour of our heroine. Nothing can prepare the reader for the shocking climax of the tale, but the thread of love draws it all together on the last line of the last page.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 250 Pages (513 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 8th, 2019
They say it's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. I think that's total bullshit. No one wants to be a loser in the Game of Love. Trust me, I know. With a lying fiancee and a canceled wedding, I've lost big time.
And that loss turned me bitter, so hell bent on vengeance that I almost let it destroy everything. Determined never to go down that dark path again, I've sworn off romance. Work became my priority, my safe place, the one constant in my life that wouldn't tempt me.
Until I took on a project I normally wouldn't, and it introduced me to someone I never would have talked to before. No matter how hard I try, my professionalism slips away the more we work together, and I know it's a disaster in the making.
Bad things happen when I open my guarded heart. But when I look at her, bad things are all I want to do.
BAD THINGS is book three in the LOVE IS MESSY series
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 226 Pages (2,239 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 3rd, 2019
Told in true Seanchaí fashion, The Other of One is an Irish fantasy about a boy named William Muldoon who is summoned to a mythical world underground. The wondrous realm of Lythiann.
There he meets a community of Imps who are seeking refuge from a Wrythunn most foul, Drevol Briggun.
Being the reincarnation of the only other Wrythunn in existence who has the potential to confront Briggun's power, it is up to William to assassinate him. For not only is Lythiann under threat, but his own world is too...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 626 Pages (1,074 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 3rd, 2019
This is Part 1 of the steamy and suspenseful new series, Clouded by Desire.
"His eyes opened. Eyes as blue as any sky I had ever seen... He was quite honestly the most beautiful man I had ever laid eyes on."
"As eager as I was to succumb to my desires, I also felt as I looked deeply into his eyes, that there was something hidden there."
When over-protected Lizzie Roman rebels against her domineering father and takes a job as a flight attendant so she can explore the world, she meets Gary Manchester, a mysterious, sexy and charming stranger.
The desire they feel for each other is over-powering and leads to an incredible, earth-shattering night.
But, just who is Gary Manchester? And what does he want from Lizzie?
This is part 1 in a four part series. The complete series is now available.
Clouded by Desire is a suspenseful adult romance intended for mature audiences 18 years and over.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 85 Pages (3,028 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 1st, 2019
Talking statues, magic threads, and a house full of secrets were enough to keep Hollo occupied these last years. Now the time has come to explore the ordinary world beyond her front door.
On one such venture, things take a turn for the unexpected. Not only are the city streets perilous, and people don't behave at all how she expected them to, her secret house is losing its light.
But as long as she keeps her magic under control, a hooded cloak should be enough to blend in. It has to be. Because the Hunter and his clockwork men are coming for her, and soon she will have nowhere left to hide.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 232 Pages (1,595 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 26th, 2019
Fans of Gossip Girl, Friends, and Euphoria will devour this edgy new adult romance set in a world of lust, fame, swoon-worthy men, and friendships that run deeper than blood.
She's addicted to sex. He's addicted to booze... the only way out is rock bottom.
No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway's biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.
Loren Hale's best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they've pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They've mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.
But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 335 Pages (5,503 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 25th, 2019
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 (1,783 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 25th, 2019
When Summer Stafford's parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer's world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew -- heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life -- feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.
Ford O'Neal is a wanderer. He doesn't have a permanent address and he definitely doesn't commit. He plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, and when the adventure is over, he always moves on. No strings. No roots. Life isn't meant to be lived in one place -- or with one person.
A fling is exactly what they're both looking for -- if they can manage to keep their hearts unattached.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 366 Pages (1,412 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 6th, 2019
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 (2,526 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Nov 6th, 2019
Heather MacLean is in a new world. She's always been happy to be a Mormon but now, at age sixteen, she's moved to a small town where Mormons are mainstream instead of a minority. It's a shock to her system -- and her love life. Though she doesn't feel like she fits in at her new school, Heather finds friends at the restaurant where she works part-time. Her new friends aren't Mormons. But that doesn't keep some of them from being interested in more than friendship. The most tempting of them is her best friend's twin brother. His name is Wayne and he's got a natural charisma that makes Heather wonder if she'd like to follow him -- no matter where he leads. Guiding her through her growing pains is Heather's older brother's new best friend, Ben. He's an awkward, thoughtful boy who calls Heather "Parakeet" after his family's pet bird. Can Heather overcome her prejudices and Ben's reserve and find romance with him? Or will she take a giant step away from the way of life she's always known ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 269 Pages (475 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Nov 1st, 2019
Witness the fall and rise of the Kingdom of Axain
The prequel - Ravenward
When the Feral Orcs attacked Nightfall Meadows, Thea the Loyal charged into battle, alongside King Galin IV of Ravenward and his jealous fraternal twin, Kade. After proving herself in battle, Thea pledges to protect the king and his family against any aggressor, even his brother. Unknown to any of them, a dark menace hides in the shadows waiting for the right moment to strike and decapitate the noble family of Ravenward.
Prophecy of Axain
Seth Feran has always wanted to be a fisherman until the Darkstriders invaded his village. After they murdered his mother, and his father refused to avenge her. Seth took up his sword to bring justice to the Darkstriders who destroyed his village.
The Dark Elf warriors are hunting for the prophesied boy king who uses magic and will unite the world against them. Their leader, Shania, lost her brother and father to the humans, and her mouth waters at the chance for ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 334 Pages (1,560 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 18th, 2019
Emi Lost & Found series - Winner of the Best Happily Ever After of 2013 - HEA Bookshelf
"I loved how comfortable Nate and Emi were with each other, even from the first time they met. It was easy for them, they could relate, they found truth and love in each other. I just LOVED it." - Daniela Conde, Lost in a Book Blog
In December of 1994, when she was a junior in high school, Emi Hennigan discovered her father's infidelity. Forced to transfer schools mid-year, she wasn't trying to make new friends. In that same month, sophomore Nate Wilson's girlfriend broke up with him. Searching for someone to fill the void left by his first love, he meets Emi in his art class.
Nate knows he wants Emi from the moment he sees her. Emi knows she needs Nate after one night together. A life-long friendship is born, and a pact is made to ensure that nothing will come between them.
This novella is the prequel to the Emi Lost & Found series. After the 3-volume series was published, readers wanted more. ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 196 Pages (376 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 14th, 2019
Robbie Holden is finally home, but he's a broken man. Beth is alone and hoping for the safe return of her missing husband. Robbie is the only one who understands the pain of her loss. They're friends, but they could be so much more... if she wasn't his brother's wife.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 157 Pages (944 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 14th, 2019
Jess goes for her morning run and sees Logan Reynolds -- the ex of her good friend Amy. He's the last person she wants to spend any time around, but he keeps insisting they should get together and talk.
Clark, a friend from school, invites Jess to a party at his house where he tries to kiss her. Jess tells him she doesn't have feelings for him... but it doesn't stop Clark from showing up at her work. Logan rescues her and Jess starts to wonder about her feelings toward him.
Jess is at a loss for what to do. She really likes Logan... but she can't fathom saying anything in fear of endangering her friendship with Amy.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 212 Pages (1,935 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 6th, 2019
Everyone has a chapter they don't want to read out loud. This is mine...
There are moments in our lives that define us.
For Brooklyn Tanner, it's the summer before her junior year of high school. The summer boys finally begin to notice her. The summer he finally begins to notice her.
Andrew Brinks. Handsome. Popular. Star hockey player.
Her best friend's brother.
For one summer, she's happy, carefree, and convinced she'll finally experience what she's been dreaming about for years... her first kiss.
But just like everything else in her life, it comes at a price she may not be ready to pay.
One he may not be ready to pay, either.
Promise is a prequel to T.K. Leigh's Redemption series. Start this second chance, single dad romance today.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 101 Pages (1,454 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 5th, 2019
"The hot and heavy story of Aria and Zayden. One of best romance books I've read this year." - Extremely Hot Romance Books
My name is Aria and I'm just a normal girl. I go to college and work as a bank teller. My only problem is that my mother has racked up sixty thousand dollars worth of medical bills. She doesn't have a job so any extra money I make goes to her bills. When my boss, Zayden, gives me a proposition that if I agree to be his girlfriend for six months then he'll give me the money for my mom's bills I can't turn him down. The only problem is that he wants me to be more than just his girlfriend. Will I be able to stop his seduction?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 98 Pages (1,711 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 24th, 2019
My goal was clear -- to achieve success in every aspect of my life. It seemed easy enough for a while... until I woke up with a stranger staring at me from my roommate's bed.
Grey. The distraction I didn't count on. The wrench that came crashing into my agenda. He's one tall, lean, tattooed bad boy with the natural talent to annoy me. I was determined to ignore him, but there's something about him that lures me in.
The more I fight it, the stronger it becomes -- the need to be close to him.
But I've worked too hard to be where I am today, and I won't let it all be ruined by a guy who is more trouble than not.
There's just one problem. Grey has his dark eyes set on someone...
... and that someone is me.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 571 Pages (1,532 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 24th, 2019
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 (1,177 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 16th, 2019
Lexi did not want to move and nothing is going to make her happy about it. Except maybe that cute guy on the bus.
It's 1983 and Lexi has more than gotten over her parent's divorce. Having to move to New Jersey, however, is simply unacceptable. Lexi plans to go back to Brooklyn and stay with her dad, every weekend, whether her mom likes it or not. How else is Lexi going to see her friends? She never imagined she'd change her mind. But then she saw Jack.
Jack knows he was born to share his music, and his voice, with the world. His parents and teachers don't see it that way. And it's not just them. Everyone in town it seems, knows Jack as the one who doesn't measure up, to his brother's perfect academic record, that is. Then he sees the new girl on the bus and realizes she doesn't know anything about that. And maybe, just maybe, when she finds out, she won't care.
Jack and Lexi quickly become a couple. Then they become a team. Determined to make a life for themselves, on their own ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 221 Pages (1,904 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 14th, 2019
"A compelling love story with real emotion... and the right amount of fantasy." ~Joey W. Hill, award-winning author and recipient of the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award.
Everyone knows Jonathan Brond as the playboy congressman. They don't know he's hiding a second life--one he only shares with select women.
Christiana is tired of trying to stay afloat, at work, at home, and with her socialite best friend. She's desperate for something new, something different.
But she and Jonathan shouldn't be together. They shouldn't have ever met.
He'd be crazy to give in to his desire for her. She'd be crazy to accept his indecent offer--a proposition her best friend would kill for.
They are one step away from a scandal that could bring both their worlds down, but some temptations are too great to refuse.
Stand-alone and part of an interconnected series. Not a cliff-hanger. This book was formerly titled Lovely..
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 399 Pages (1,524 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 4th, 2019
When Randy and his step dad fight on moving day his family moves away and abandons him. Now he has to face life and his bullies head on.
Follow him as he embarks on a coming of age journey where anything goes.
Living with best friend Ana that he has fancied for years is, well interesting, especially when her boyfriend Mark lives there too. With stolen glances added to the mix it makes for an explosive cocktail.
He moves out and meets Clara and he thinks it could be love at first sight, but when Ana comes knocking at his door, will he give into temptation?
After receiving some life changing news he is overcome by his emotions. On a path of self-destruction he wants one thing, retribution against his tormentors, but in his escalating rage just how far will he go?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 126 Pages (1,493 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 2nd, 2019
Trisha is excited for the spring semester and all of the opportunities it holds for new things -- classes, job, friends and boys. She's prepared to reinvent herself and start over by creating a new reputation on campus. No longer the girl with pink hair that guys seek out, she's looking for a real relationship.
When her best friend sets her up with a stud just before classes start, her excitement grows. But when he walks into her first class, not as a student, but as a teaching assistant, the wind is taken right out of her sails and she questions her decision to sleep with him.
His looks, brains and thrills in the bedroom keep her coming back for more, even as other girls flock to him. She thinks he could be her soul-mate. But could she be making the biggest mistake of her life?
== > Forbidden Love is approx. 25K words and is volume 1 in the Rusty Quirke series. This story unfolds over three volumes.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 152 Pages (924 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 19th, 2019
Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how?
For Ian Mac Bride, his way begins almost accidentally when, in 1909, he watches a fly-casting tournament in New York's Central Park, and begins to dream of becoming a great fly caster.
But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the unexpected slaughter of World War I.
He retreats into the world of fly fishing and fly casting, and meets unforgettable anglers like: Doc, a Civil War veteran, who tells how, after he enlisted in return for drinking money, he was unexpectedly changed by the horror of war; Izzy, a mysterious immigrant, who, in his way, teaches Ian perhaps the most important lesson of long-distance fly casting; and George M. L. La Branche who, though torn by self-doubt, writes the book that revolutionizes fly fishing.
And so, these anglers help change Ian's hopes and values. Though his father questions his courage, Ian decides to become a teacher instead of a ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 272 Pages (2,014 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 18th, 2019
The cult of the Earth Goddess is controlled throughout the vast empire of Europe by the secretive and unscrupulous Red Order, the priesthood which manipulates all power for its own ends. The land that is now called England has been annexed and the Flint Lord, its ruler, betrayed and murdered. His consort has escaped to the forest, pregnant with his son, Paoul, rightful inheritor of the Valdoe domain.
Ignorant of his parentage, Paoul is orphaned, sold into the priesthood, and sent to the mainland citadel for instruction. His teachers predict a great destiny for him. Only later, beyond the point of no return, do his doubts begin...
"One book that manages to get away from the beaten track is The Earth Goddess by Richard Herley... The first two books in the Pagans trilogy were a gripping vision of pre-history, a brutal forest world of ambush and enslavement. The cult of the Goddess now grips the land, operated by the sinister Red Order, a kind of sacerdotal Krypteia whose methods of ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 212 Pages (594 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2019
A TEENAGE GIRL. A BROKEN HEART. AND A BOY WHO TRIES TO MEND IT.
Butterflies. Little, fluttering butterflies. That's what fifteen-year-old Willow Flynn feels in the pit of her stomach every time the mysterious boy is near. But Willow has other things to contend with as she deals with the tragic loss of her father, as well as her emotionally preoccupied mother, while being uprooted to a new house, a new school, a new life, far away, on an island, in the middle of nowhere.
At the beginning of the school year, the sickly, but cute Michael sends Willow the first of many cryptic notes during homeroom. He stares at Willow and gives her the creeps. Michael never returns to school after that, but Willow ends up connecting with the poetic boy on-line where they strike up an unusual friendship.
As Willow attempts to fit in and find her niche in the ever-cliquey high school world, she is further confused by Michael who strives to win her over and mend her broken heart. But will he be able to, ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 248 Pages (439 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 4th, 2019
A family torn apart. A friendship stronger than blood. A dark journey that will change two young boys forever.
After his mother and sister are killed in a tragic accident, ten-year-old Will struggles to hold on to what is left of his life. His father, consumed by grief and rage, forces Will to find solace elsewhere. An abandoned field is where he finds that solace, exploring the afternoons away with his best friend, Eddie.
But when he's attacked during one of his excursions, the one place where Will feels he can escape his broken life is no longer safe. His misfortune soon escalates far beyond black eyes and bruised ribs, threatening to destroy his psyche as well.
Beaten and stripped of everything, Will is forced to decide how far he will go to put an end to the torment.
In the spirit of films like Stand By Me and novels like The Catcher in the Rye, The Field is a coming-of-age novel that explores the debilitating effects of loss, the unbreakable bonds of friendship, and the ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 356 Pages (500 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 30th, 2019
"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 25th, 2019
It has been many lifetimes since the cycle began.
The cycle that still haunts Annisa Lawson.
A spell cast in desperation to help, which only caused heartache.
Now, Annisa has found her way out of the varying repeats of her past; only to bring more danger to herself, and those around her. Now she must learn to survive with the help of her friends: Chase, Penelope, and Landon have all gone through each life cycle with Annisa. Sometimes helping, sometimes hindering. Now that Annisa has broken the cycle of their collective punishment, she finds that she needs her friends more than ever to keep their enemies, known, and unknown, at bay. As the group of friends learn of their souls' journeys through their many life cycles, they must also learn to control the magick they have discovered within themselves and each other, in order to defeat the most feared assassin in their world.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 262 Pages (592 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2019
It's summer in Tofino, BC. This means chilling, hanging out with friends and meeting hot boys.
Not so for Maya Finnigan, who's stuck in summer school with extra classes in order to make it to college. Looks like another summer of studying and boring "fun" - and hanging out with her loyal German Shepherd, Bear. Or will it be?
Kolt Waters meets the "hot" criteria with his intense blue eyes and Brit accent, plus he's the boy-next-door. But his smug attitude and never-ending jabs get on Maya's nerves.
When Bear goes missing, surprisingly it's Kolt who jumps to the rescue. But is their budding romance a happily ever after or a wreck in disguise? And what's the story with their parents, and the secrets they hide?
Dig in for a summer of fun, mystery and first loves... as unconditional as they come.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 90 Pages (978 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 24th, 2019
Joy Cancer has a weird name, a hatred for clocks, and a bag of helium over her head -- and one of those things she has by choice. Yes, she chose to go to a small island in the Indian Ocean, find a beautiful beach, and pull a bag full of gas over her head. After a minute, she'll black out. In five minutes, her exhausting brain will be starved of oxygen and irrevocably damaged. Ten minutes, and she's gone. "K, bye." No pain, and no flaw in her thorough plan. Except... it would be awkward if some brazen-faced stranger ripped the bag when the stopwatch showed eight minutes.
But the bucket list Joy never had says there are still parties to be gatecrashed, soulmates to be chased, scenes from Titanic to be acted out, fish to be saved, hearts to be broken and mended, fistfights to be taken part in, lies to be believed and truths to be forgotten, wetsuits to be worn to your ex-boss's office, subway cars to be danced on, police stations to be escaped from, laughter epidemics to be set in ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 203 Pages (2,429 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 20th, 2019
They Packed Everything They Needed to Hitchhike Across Country--Except Good Sense
Interested in coming-of-age stories with a twist? And then a tangle to the twist? All Roads Are Circles will take you on an improbable, tumultuous ride, with lots of ruts to sink your wheels, but lots of humor to pull your eyes back on the road.
"This is the novel which has cured me of my e-book resistance. I loved it! Bentley's characters are so vivid, so richly depicted, they engage you instantly... Can't recommend it highly enough." -- Madge, 5-star review
Betrayal, loyalty, emotional carnage, forgiveness and yes, sex -- two old friends, recent graduates from high school, go hitchhiking across Canada in the free-flowing 70s, and meet and fall in love with the same girl. Their rollicking ride hooks them up with gun-toting businessmen, devious runaways, sinister (and toothless) threats, two truck-stealing brothers for whom lunatic larceny is a daily treat, and a roadside philosopher as wise as he is ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 276 Pages (1,157 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 11th, 2019
SEX. LIES. SURFING. RIOTS. Welcome to God's country...
The Cronulla riots shocked the world, but there were some who knew it was coming...
There is a simmering darkness in 15-year-old Paddy. A violent incident from his past has forced him to become invisible, but a chance encounter with Dylan King 'Neptune' changes everything. Paddy becomes immersed in the world of the Alley Cats, a tribal surf gang with a reputation for violence and crime. Seeking to prove himself, Paddy sparks a war with a rival gang and his world is thrown into chaos. His friends are divided. The girl he has always wanted may no longer be the girl he is with. At school, Brother Kelly struggles to control Paddy's growing anger and at home, his mother is determined to stop history from repeating. As the war escalates, Paddy discovers the world he had longed for may not be everything he had hoped.
Set in the fractured paradise of Cronulla in1992, Sons of The Shire is a raw coming-of-age story that follows a young ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 424 Pages (4,384 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 11th, 2019
There's a predator hunting wizards. Magic has become unstable and radioactively hot. Now that Amethyst Rey has come into her power, the question is which will catch up with her first -- her wizardly stalker, or a world-shattering explosion of magic.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 318 Pages (907 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2019
* This prequel takes place six years before Chasing Forever and focuses on the beginning of Lucas and Regan's story. *
Lucas Evanston has it all...
He's captain of his baseball team, president of his fraternity, and he's on his way to Stanford law school after he graduates in less than a year. And he can't wait to get the hell out of Texas and start his new life...
Until he sees Regan Pierce.
One look from her turns his life upside down and inside out, but Regan isn't any college freshman.
She's the daughter of the man who ruined the life of his childhood friend... the same friend who would do almost anything to destroy Regan.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 227 Pages (1,555 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2019
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Genre: Coming of Age Length: 60 Pages (1,736 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2019
Life has always been easy for Freya Linden.
Happiness. Family. Love.
Until the unthinkable happens and she's forced to grow up and face reality.
The once bright colors of her life fade into black and white, leaving her a colorless shell full of loneliness.
Then she meets him.
Parker Owens is broken, hiding his sorrow behind a mask, pretending to still be the popular boy with all the answers. But Freya sees through his façade. Suffering lingers in his soulful eyes, creating a connection between the two kindred spirits.
Together, they begin to heal.
He breathes life back into her world. She gives him peace.
But happiness isn't a guarantee.
Sometimes you have to fight for what you want.
And sometimes, if the person you love can't share their secrets, you have to walk away.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 336 Pages (3,133 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2019
***Now available as an audiobook!
What would you do if you were a struggling college student offered one million dollars for thirty days of unforgettable passion with the hottest most eligible bachelor in New York?
The catch: It will involve his deepest erotic fantasies...
Problem: You're a smart-mouthed virgin who refuses to be bought.
Strong-willed aspiring relationship therapist Cleo Samuel's life will never be the same again. She's struggling to stay in college, pay her bills, and help her father keep their family home from foreclosure.
But then gorgeous billionaire tech god and nightclub owner Julius Knights steps into the picture and her breath is stolen, her life is instantly flipped upside down.
The chemistry is explosive between them. Cleo's never met a man who could rock her world in so many exotic ways. She comes alive when she is with him. Tormented by mixed emotions, Julius thrills her and yet mystifies her at the same time.
To complicate matters, a dark secret ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 62 Pages (218 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2019
Book 7 in the #1 bestselling Wishes Series
In 1983, life for Fiona Black was simple.
She loved fashion, nights out at Bingo, and Duran Duran.
Her days were spent working in her mother's haberdashery shop or hanging out with her two best friends.
She was also planning her wedding.
Unlike her idol Princess Di, Fiona hadn't landed a prince. Her fiancé Andrew wasn't perfect, but royalty was hard to come by in her small town in Manchester.
Her princess aspirations were closeted, but perfection could always be found in the pages of the romance novels she loved so much.
What she didn't realise was that a real life fairy-tale was waiting for her in London, and it would be more epic than the twenty-five foot train on Princess Di's wedding dress.
All she had to do was find it.
Please note, can be read as a standalone
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 90 Pages (2,311 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2019
Caledonia has been kept a secret her entire life. Despite her parents' disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with nature. When an awful tragedy tears her from their remote cabin in the woods, nothing she ever read in her beloved books prepares her for a world that she knows very little about.
Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Calvin's life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he's free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.
When he is attacked by a vicious gang in a deserted cemetery, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears from out of nowhere. She chases away three grown men to spare Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a ghost. He can't stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 286 Pages (3,237 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2019
Hope didn't have the best role model when it came to relationships. She's content with her current no-strings-attached extracurricular activity with the lead singer of her band. She's never believed in love and commitment.
Mason starts his eighth school in five years anticipating nothing more than the usual -- boring classes, fighting more than making friends, and girls happily willing to succumb to his easy smile. He's never put much stock into love at first sight -- until he sees her.
Regardless of their painful pasts, Hope and Mason discover that sometimes never can become forever.
This is a mature young adult romance. Recommended for 17+ due to sensitive subject material, harsh language, and sexual situations.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 490 Pages (1,051 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2019
From USA Today Bestselling and Amazon Top 100 Author, Kelly Harper...
From the author of the Top 100 romance, By You series, the Power Play Series is a series of steamy stories about revenge, betrayal, and second chances among the elite and powerful.
What happens when a weekend of fun turns into more than you ever bargained for?
Casual: Part 1...
Aimee Watson is a carefree, young professional living in New York City. After everything that happened with her last boyfriend, she's done with relationships. Besides, she's too young to be settling down, anyway.
But on one Friday night she meets a man that challenges everything she thinks she knows about herself when he talks her into a steamy weekend getaway.
Will Aimee be able to keep things casual with Logan? Or will she get sucked into his world of high-powered sex and partying?
**Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.
Casual: Part 1 is a 26,000 word novella with bonus content at the ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 139 Pages (5,586 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2019
(So Much It Hurts Series, Book #1)
Life is full of uncertainty, so what happens when a what-if from your past collides with your present?
Kaitlyn Thomas, a weary wife and mother, is taking a much needed getaway with her friends. All she wants to do is relax and rejuvenate on her weekend escape to the beach. Having a drink at the bar with the girls sounds like the perfect way to unwind. That is, until Kaitlyn hears a familiar voice from the stage that shakes her to her core. She grapples with her memory until Chris King, the lead singer of the band, walks up to her and eliminates the questions in her mind.
Chris King... the misunderstood bad boy who once saved her in ways that no one else could.
Kaitlyn's friends beg to know the story behind this mystery man. Forced to revisit a painful past from which she has spent years trying to heal, Kaitlyn's recollection of Chris awakens intense feelings that she has kept buried deep inside her heart. Has time changed him, or is he still ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 343 Pages (7,000 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2019
Beautifully Broken. Heartbreakingly Complex. Poignant and Passionate. Complicate Me is a coming of age romance that weaves a lifetime of firsts into a future of forever.- Kelli C Goodreads
From USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson
It was complicated, it was also just the beginning.
A simple choice.
There is always that one moment in life where things could have been different. That one moment where you could have chosen a path that would lead you down a certain road.
A different life.
It was easier to pretend that we were still best friends, and that she was my girl and I was her boy.
Pretending was better than knowing the truth... I. Ruined. Us.
I had her.
I lost her.
I love her.
All I did was complicate us.
STANDALONE series. New Adult Contemporary Romance
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 362 Pages (2,910 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 21st, 2019
"The Wild Duet is a quick, fun and smoking hot Hollywood romance." -USA Today
My name is Wyld Buchanan.
Fresh out of college, I have a coveted intern position at the biggest movie studio in Hollywood, and probably the only virgin left in tinsel town.
One night, I decided to take fate into my own hands.
I was going to lose my innocence to a sexy stranger.
He thought I was being mysterious when I told him my name was Wild.
He thought I was just another starry eyed girl looking for a ticket to the shinier life.
He thought wrong.
And what are the odds I would ever see him again?
I should have taken that bet because who would have guessed my sexy stranger was Jamie freaking Donovan.
Mr. Hollywood himself.
Things were about to get a whole lot wilder...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 143 Pages (1,032 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 20th, 2019
Fallon Oakley, the best violinist her inner-city high school has ever seen, has a shot at earning a coveted spot in a local university's symphony and music program -- a full scholarship.
Nick Trevino wants to shed his slacker skin in order to prove himself worthy of Fallon, but first he has to convince her that he can be trusted, even in her darkest hour.
It starts with a kiss -- one kiss with a ripple effect so powerful it will change the trajectory of Nick and Fallon's lives forever, but not before bringing both of their worlds crashing down around them.
*In addition to spending more than 100 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 Bestseller List in its first year of release, Klein's CROSS MY HEART was also a 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best YA Fiction.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 392 Pages (1,367 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 29th, 2019
Now an Amazon #18 Bestseller!
Dangerous dimples and a sharp tongue.
This devilish combination gives wealthy CEO and playboy Xaine Blake the upper hand. In any situation he gets whatever he wants--whenever he wants it. His preferences, singular. And now his sights are set on her.
?When smart and spirited Haven Carmichael encounters Mr. Blake for the first time, worlds collide as the small-town girl finds herself rubbing elbows with Boston's elite. Her every instinct tells her to run from that wild glint in his eye, but it isn't long before she finds herself tangled in his life, and his million thread-count sheets.
But is Xaine Blake really destined to be her happily-ever-after or will this arrogant gentleman be her biggest mistake yet?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 116 Pages (718 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 25th, 2019
Wanted: Sexy sun-kissed surfer for hot summer fling
Innocent Alexia Burton needs to become sexually confident for an upcoming acting role, and that means taking a lover. Someone she's attracted to. Someone who'll teach her what she needs to know, but not ask for more than she's prepared to give. She needs to learn the intensity of true desire and then have him walk away.
Parker Hargreaves is determined to make amends for treating Alexia badly all those years ago. He's changed and wants her to think better of him. If that means letting her sharpen her sexual moves on him so be it. He'll do it. His playboy reputation certainly won't suffer.
He just doesn't count on walking away being so hard.
Rags to Riches series
Book 1: The Playboy
Book 2: Her Secret Prince
Book 3: You for Christmas
Book 4: Breaking Good
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 123 Pages (411 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 7th, 2019
A supreme mage rises to face brutal encounters in a massive, incredible world
When the new phase of energy dawns, the deep fate of Avios pulls a young man into a voyage of unspeakable challenge. Elias finds the greatest teacher imaginable and plows through an apprenticeship of unparalleled quality. He demands to understand the magic riveting through the history Avios as he learns to drive purpose through power. As the army of the First Wave threatens to pour from the northern wastelands, Elias must reach into the void and attempt to find a superior strength.
BOOK #1 Spear of Humanity is a free novella primer to the series, which will be full sized novels.
Mages of Avios: The Series
As creatures of unspeakable size and sophisticated violence emerge, humanity must learn to put out equal force. The sprawling realm must contend with the perils of magic that would fight to swallow the world of Avios.
[Book 2 and 3 are finished and will release soon]
Book one sets the stage for ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 70 Pages (11,921 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Apr 21st, 2019
From USA Today bestselling author, A.M.Hargrove, comes Survival, Book 1 of The Guardians of Vesturon Series.
Nineteen-year-old Maddie Pearce has had her fill of tragedy. Losing both parents at an early age, she's struggled to find happiness. Going off to college seems the perfect antidote and everything is finally falling into place until she takes that backpacking trip she's been dreaming of.
The Smokey Mountains are familiar to her since she'd been there many times with her dad. But this time was nothing like the others. During her trip she finds her world is spinning toward the impossible.
Abducted by a psychopath, Maddie narrowly escapes with her life. But that's only the beginning. When her mysterious rescuer introduces her to a strange new world, Maddie has difficulty accepting it as reality. Will this gorgeous stranger be the key to her future, or will she return to her mundane world, permanently scarred from her experience, and in danger of the psychopath finding her ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 276 Pages (953 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Apr 16th, 2019
He can protect her, but who will guard his heart...
Malerie has escaped death twice, but not everyone she loves has been so lucky.
At the age of seven, Malerie walked away from a bombing that left hundreds dead -- including her mother. When a crazed gunman kills her guardian on her eighteenth birthday, Malerie suspects there may be more to her survival than luck.
Handsome bodyguard Ace is determined to help Malerie move on and solve the mystery that surrounds her recent inheritance. The woman gets under his skin and whispers sweet-nothings to his soul.
It's only a job. Right. A mysterious code. A woman determined to fulfill her destiny, no matter the cost. A man who'll sacrifice everything to save her.
Get this suspenseful page-turning story of intrigue and desire today.
**The Serendipity books are all standalones with connected characters.
1. Chasing Luck
2. Tempting Fate
3. Seducing Fortune
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 315 Pages (2,858 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Apr 9th, 2019
A Boy's Life is Turned Upside Down After a Horrible Accident
He is forced to move in with his relatives and struggles to adjust to life in a small farming town, especially after he is targeted by the town's gang. When circumstances turn dangerous, Kelson is forced to risk everything to save the town and the girl who changed his life and captured his heart.
??? A New Life, A New Threat
Moving to a new place is difficult for any teenager. Dealing with the aftermath of the accident and protecting those he cares about becomes Kelson's new focus.
??? A Fresh New Action/Adventure Series
Small Town Superhero has a fresh voice and frank point of view that draws you into Kelson's life and helps you understand the boy who is fighting to overcome challenges made by both his decisions and the circumstances of a town struggling to face its past.
??? "This is the story I have been waiting for- a broken young man forced into becoming the town's hero to save it from the bullies that threaten ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 312 Pages (1,906 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Mar 14th, 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Sweetbriar Cove series comes a romantic stand-alone novel about passion, ambition, and epic first love.
Annalise thought she knew what she wanted in life. Training in the beautiful city of Rome for the performance of a lifetime, she thought her destiny was set. Then she met a handsome stranger in the street, and everything changed.
Raphael is bold, passionate, and seductive. He sees something in Annalise that she never dreamed possible, and now he's determined to show her a world beyond rules -- a dance without limits.
The dance of love.
An innocent dancer. A mysterious stranger. As Annalise is drawn deeper into the romantic delights of Rome, she'll question everything she believed about her future. But with opening night looming, can she find the strength to risk it all? And will she be forced to choose between her one true love, ballet, and the new passion in her heart?
Find out in the swoon-worthy stand-alone novel from Melody ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 260 Pages (1,847 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Mar 9th, 2019
"Delightful, thought provoking, funny, and poignant... A must read!" ~ International Bestselling Author Tammy Falkner
Bad boy rocker Brody Campbell won't let anyone stand in the way of his pursuit for a music career, nonstop parties and arena tours. But when he meets single mom, Leah Willett who is struggling to put herself through school, his outlook on life and his future start to change.
Leah falls hard and fast for Brody, even though she knows that a guy like him can never be who she needs at the end of the day. But she can't help herself. He makes life exciting for the first time in forever. But does she love him too much to keep him from his dreams?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 270 Pages (4,163 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 29th, 2019
Small town gossip travels fast, some would say, but Jesse would have to disagree. Stumbling over a well-guarded town secret, she and her best friend, Lori, are determined to uncover the mystery that remains unmentioned and buried over the years.
Then, when a friend goes missing, Jesse knows there's much more to the story. She soon realizes the quaint, little town isn't quite the warm, welcoming paradise she once thought. Her curiosity turns to obsession, and after a close encounter in her own backyard, the fight becomes personal. Revenge is what she seeks.
Standing before the town council with a virtual bull's eye on her back and a witness at her side, everything she thought she once knew comes crashing down around her.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 327 Pages (1,355 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 24th, 2019
When Zoe's boyfriend went missing at the end of her sophomore year in high school, she thought happiness was a thing of the past. After returning from a summer trip on the other side of the world, she went to an open mic night at a local coffee shop, wanting to try a song she'd written for her missing boyfriend out on an audience. Meeting anyone new was the last thing on her mind that night, but when Elijah, a recent graduate of the local private liberal arts college, struck up a conversation with her after hearing her sing, she couldn't help but be drawn in. Sparks flew that night, and neither of them could deny that their chemistry was real. But what happens when she walks into her drama class the next day to find out that Elijah is her new teacher?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 511 Pages (1,538 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 21st, 2019
Legend of the Tiger's Throne
(A Digital Short)
A very short tale of the loyalty, honor and sacrifice of a young tiger, the heir to the mystical throne in a fantastical animal kingdom.
Includes excerpts from Ian Alexander's bestselling epic fantasy novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 86 Pages (392 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 19th, 2019
Will Ella ever survive the move to Seattle... in the rain, with her so hippie parents, no friends, belongings, nada, zip?
Ella Jensen is an old soul stuck in a teenager's body, and she doesn't make friends easily. In her senior year of high school, her family moves across the country to Seattle, turning her already-small world upside down. She feels alone and lost... But then she finds a box of decades-old love letters between Martha and Frederick; she becomes best friends with her new tiny neighbor, Miss T; and she gets her first kiss from Hans, a very symmetric German exchange student.
But summer ends abruptly when she is forced to make a decision that will change her life. Forever.
A warmhearted and humorous coming of age story, Lost in Seattle, is a celebration of family, love, friendship, and that special bond between daughters, mothers, and women across generations.
"If you love a fast-paced story, with snappy dialogue and lots of humor and heart, this is the book for ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 492 Pages (2,546 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 16th, 2019
Fall in love with Foster Sutton and Jules Taylor in this hot and heartwarming friends-to-lovers romantic comedy from Clare James' best-selling Impossible Love Series!
It's all fun and games... until you live together.
I bite my lip when Foster's tattoo peeks out from under his shirt. Yes, it is completely cliché. And yes, I do look like some kind of B-list p*rn star lusting after this man and going into heat every time he shows a little skin. But seriously, he is that delicious -- which is why I occasionally succumb to his advances.
He's also one of my best friends, so I really need to get it together.
I'm not the only one. Foster is a mess, trying to figure out his own crap -- usually over whiskey Cokes -- and it's getting old. That's why I've finally made a vow to forget him and find something real. But when I'm hurt in a ridiculous bar fight and left with broken bones, I have no choice but to let him move in and help me out.
It's a roommates only situation. Really... well, ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 244 Pages (3,800 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 11th, 2019
Not all women are helpless Zombie-bait. Armed with bows and mounted on swift horses, the women of Clan McLeod ride like Huns across the world in ruins.
Bethany McLeod is the Emissary, uniting the scattered survivors of the zombie apocalypse in an alliance to save the human race.
When Clan Davidson calls for help, Clan McLeod answers. Bethany McLeod leads her sisters Alexis, Dani and Julie on a horseback journey to Fort Chatten, Kentucky to cement the alliance with the Davidsons.
Militia, marauders, and madmen abound. Above all the living dead stalk the land like locusts, eating everything in their path. Can four women and six horses survive the one hundred mile journey to Fort Chatten?
This is the first book of the critically acclaimed series 'Horsewomen of the Zombie Apocalypse'.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 87 Pages (3,628 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jan 2nd, 2019
France 1908. As every year Count Horace de Dragoncourt and his wife and children leave Paris to spend the summer months at Château Drakòn in the Departement of Roye. The four siblings, Miss Elle in particular, run wild and give free rein to their boredom in the countryside. Until the socially-awkward but beautiful Swedish orphan Agnes Gunarsson, step-daughter of Baron Maxilimian Dupuis de Melancourt, pays them a visit and both Elle and her twin-brother Jacques fall head over heels for the ethereal, bookish nymph, with disastrous consequences.
France 1917. The First World War is raging over the north of France and Château Drakòn has been turned into a provisional hospital. Agnes is now a qualified doctor and despite her vow never to return to Drakòn and its freethinking inhabitants, finds herself operating non-stop on wounded soldiers in the castle's former dining room.
A tender coming-of-age tale of darkness and light, love and misunderstanding. The war, both personal and ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 63 Pages (4,643 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 27th, 2018
**From USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Wood comes Damian, book one in The Heartbreaker series.**
Meet Damian Castillo. The man, the legend, the heartbreaker. As a self-proclaimed man-whore, Damian doesn't believe in love or commitment. In fact, he can't remember the last time he's had feeling for a woman that went beyond hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only things he cares about are his bar, his appearance, and his needs.
But then he meets Alexis.
Meet Alexis Blythe. A small town girl that has lost a lot of love in her life. Wanting to leave her past behind her, she moves to San Francisco looking for a big change. Yet, despite everything she's gone through, she still believes in true love.
But then she meets Damian.
When Alexis shows up into his life, Damian's caught by surprise. She's different. She's sweet, innocent, and feisty. But above all, this woman didn't respond to his charm and piercing-blue eyes the way every other woman did. To Damian, she's his ultimate ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 308 Pages (5,263 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 11th, 2018
Upper YA due to mild sexual content and language.
Alissa Sullivan has got it made -- a supportive, loving family, a cause she believes in, and her new boyfriend. With her best friend Kat at her side, she was counting the days until the end of high school when they could go away to college together. Then she met Scott, a man who wouldn't touch her but would turn her life upside-down.
Katherine Horne is perfectly content being in the background. All she wants is to graduate and get out of the town she's grown to loathe. She'd do anything to avoid confrontation but when she finds herself in increasingly humiliating situations, she realizes some things can't be ignored. Especially when it comes to bullying.
With their carefully planned futures unraveling, Kat and Alissa will come to realize the bond of their friendship will be tested... and might not make it through intact.
"Bullies, boys, relationships is what we get whilst growing up and this story takes you through this whole ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 194 Pages (1,147 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 9th, 2018
"Matylda: And I Thought Everyone Drives a Limo in Amerika" tells the story of an American road trip through the eyes of a young Czech man as he travels from coast to coast with a half-dozen Central Europeans in a broken-down limousine named Matylda. Along the way he encounters friendly strangers, skittish cops, and some unexpected realities of the melting pot he's heard so much about. In the process, he gives his reader fascinating stories of his own country's history, and a tale of self-discovery as he seeks to understand both America and himself.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 183 Pages (664 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 8th, 2018
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Coming out and coming of age in the days of AIDS, MTV, Reaganomics, and Just Say No.
Daron Marks is a young guitar player with a dream, make it big like the guys he grew up idolizing in New Jersey--or at least escape his dysfunctional family. He makes it as far as music school in Rhode Island, and the rock clubs of Boston beckon him. But it's hard to succeed from the closet.
A story of how finding one's self is key to finding love, and loving one's self is key to loving another.
Winner of the Rose and Bay Award for Crowdfunded Fiction!
"For me, Daron is one of those rare fictional characters that I have a hard time believing does not actually exist on the physical plane. He is just too real. Part of it is that Daron is only a couple of years older than me and the way the 80s are brought to life here reminds me very much of my own coming of age: the musical references, the language, the AIDS scare, the technology, the hair... Most of all, though, it ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 176 Pages (3,259 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 14th, 2018
A LOL Romantic comedy series set in the small, fictional town of Friendship, Texas.
The first three books in the series, together in one set:
Edge of Glory
Jay Morningstar was an Olympic swimming legend.
I had a poster of him wearing nothing more than his gold medals and a pair of man panties on my bedroom wall.
Needless to say when Jay walked into my parents' restaurant in the tiny town of Friendship, Texas, I made an idiot of myself.
But somehow he likes me. Me, Lia Conti, the weird girl with strict Italian parents.
Now if only I could get used to the fact that whatever I have with this superstar is real--no matter what the tabloids and other people seem to tell me.
Rumor Has It
Eddie Justice is the epitome of sexy with his dimpled smile and crooning country lyrics, but to me he's just the boy next door.
Now that we're both back in Friendship, Texas in less than desirable circumstances, maybe it's finally time I tell him how I feel.
Of course fate has a way of f*cking ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 445 Pages (2,526 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Nov 1st, 2018
They were willing to do anything to become someone. Anything. And that went too far. Way too far.
They didn't want to do it, but they couldn't say no. There was no way the pledges of Omega Omega Psi came this far to walk away. They could taste their dream of becoming one of them, becoming Alphas.
The incident changed everything. Is there a such thing as going to far?
Will they lose it all? And will the rest of the campus find out who they really are? As one of them starts to develop a conscience, everything hangs in jeopardy...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 64 Pages (208 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 30th, 2018
"Sometimes never is a distorted perception. I love you, Hope. And I'm not the only one. I know you care about me. I see it in your eyes. I feel it. Everybody needs love. Everybody. And some people need it more than others. You're a liar if you say you don't. I'll do that for you. I'll love you. All you have to do is let me." -Sometimes Never
What happened in the years between the final chapter and epilogue of Sometimes Never? Blackbird is an 18,000+ word novella that continues Mason and Hope's story as they finish high school, start separate colleges, and confront their demons.
Though Blackbird can be read on its own, it is better enjoyed after reading Sometimes Never. Recommended for 17+ due to harsh language and some sexual situations.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 66 Pages (187 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2018
**Because of the explicit language (cursing) and sexual situations, Let Love In is only intended for mature readers.**
What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change?
That's exactly what happened to Madeleine Becker when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can't get hurt if she doesn't fall in love.
That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy's pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 323 Pages (619 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 12th, 2018