*Inspirational Thriller Short Story!
Mark vainly attempted to regain his confidence as he spoke, "Is it true that the Ruins Bar was built over an old burial ground?"
Helen corrected him with a timid tenacity, "We were told that a royal cemetery was once on this same land."
A loud laugh erupted from the dancer as a second cocktail was served to her and then she told her private audience, "You Americans are so ignorant of your own true ancestry. The Middle East is the cradle of civilization. This modern day city was constructed on the land east of Eden that was once Cain's old stomping grounds."
Mark felt the sting of her words so he blurted out, "Surely you don't mean that the son of Adam and Eve built this great city with his bare hands."
Helen's face flushed with righteous anger as she let slip, "It's impossible."
The dancer chuckled thrice more at her benevolent yet ignorant hosts and then she spoke before leaving their presence, "The king of Babylon fashioned a palace of pleasure ...
What if Santa wasn't a small, fat man in a bright red suit?
What if he were really a magic man, a savvy businessman, a car enthusiast and some time vigilante?
Santa's real name is Ari Lykke and he is a Norwegian given the job of Santa Claus by the Gods many centuries ago. Since then, he's built the business into a worldwide conglomerate, helped thousands achieve their dreams, and rescued millions from the clutches of Darkness. Now, he has a murder to solve, corporate espionage to prevent and one tiny old woman to save.
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Genre: Fantasy Length: 187 Pages (600 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
In the trendy college town of Asheville, known as the "Paris of the South", hippies and hipsters ride a booming economy and huge influx of tourism, but when a wealthy young scion smashes into an embankment at 140 miles per hour, Mack Eagan, former junior-high football coach now turned private detective, is called to investigate. While the police assume the boy was drunk or on drugs, Mack learns there's more at play -- the legacy of a family tragedy, the fate of a dying child, and some dark and unpleasant truths about the people hiding behind the secrets. "To the Metal" is a story about love and loss, about growing up and growing old -- and about those who don't get to do either because death comes before their time. It's a mystery, a revenge story, and a tale of secret lives.Excerpts from "To the Metal": "This was backwoods country not too long ago, full of hillbillies and moonshiners and good old-fashioned mountain folk. Then George Vanderbilt came along in the late 1800s, fell in ...
From Best Selling Inspirational Romance Author- Grace Walton. Revised and Updated- 2015
High School Student Madison Jones a has a lot on her mind. In the past six months she's caused the loss of her father's job, the relocation of her entire family, and the arrest of a church deacon. She's met a guy, Will Stone, who just might be the love of her life. She's also become the unwilling recipient of a spiritual 'gift'. Then there's the arch demon who wants to own her soul at any cost.
Will's the quintessential bad boy. He's got a past. He's cynical. And he's done with girls and all their drama. Madison is a complete innocent. She just wants to find her place in the world. She craves peace. She wants Will.
The supernatural gift they share makes a tranquil life impossible for either of them. If they combine their skills, they might be able to defeat the demon who's stalking them. And then, maybe, they can explore the swirling chemistry between them.
Find your 'Happily Ever After' in a ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 257 Pages (5,748 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
"For fans of Alfred Hitchcock and The Twilight Zone"
PLOT: A kitchen-confined housewife has frightening revelations while preparing dinner for her husband.
GENRE: Creepy Short Story
READING TIME: 30-45 minutes
Genre: Short Stories Length: 19 Pages (165 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Believe is the fourteenth novella in the ongoing story of the Andersen family.
Livia Andersen was a woman who held her family together with a quiet smile and an iron will. It's only been months since her death and the four children she leaves behind continue to grapple with the shifting changes in their lives now that she's gone especially her youngest daughter, Claire.
Claire Andersen Slavik came to her lakeside cabin shortly after her mother's death. She needed the refuge it offered her at a time when little else did. She's had several visitors over the last several months including Scott Patterson, a close friend of her brother and the rest of the Andersen family.
When Scott arrives for an unexpected visit because of family news he wants Claire to hear from him first she realizes her feelings for him are changing.
But even as her feelings for Scott grow, her memories of the man she loved for so many years are never far away. Rick was gone but never from her heart. And she was ...
Hungry? We hope you won't be after this collection of 9 terrifying tales of cannibalism. Yes, humans are on the menu in these tales of friends, families and even our enemies who run into the worst kinds of predators... that ones that prey on us for our flesh.
Tonight's Specials are:
FOOD ALLERGY by Daniel J. Kirk
DECAFFEINATED by Daniel Brock
PARTNERS by Daniel J. Kirk
HARVEST OF THE CHRIST by D. A. D'Amico
A MEAL MUST BE PREPARED by Sara Green
AN ACQUIRED TASTE by Ken Goldman
RESPECT FOR THE DEAD by Lee Clark Zumpe
HUNGRY by Luke Walker
DEADBOY LIVES by Sara Green
Always remember to floss!
Join two teenagers, Paris and her best friend Toby as they embark on an epic adventure across a far away land. They encounter many obstacles to try to find The Shadow Chalice and get back home. They will encounter many lovable characters and fierce foes in a fantastical adventure story.
No obscene language.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 140 Pages (2,003 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Sesshu - a shadowy monk of evil reputation - has quickly become the Empress's favorite...
When it becomes obvious that Sesshu intends to become Emperor, Ennin is asked to somehow try and stop the monk's insane quest for power...
But then Ennin is caught in a forbidden area of the Imperial Court. For this, there is but one punishment - death by ritual disembowelment...
This time, there seems to be no way out for Ennin...
This is the 3rd Ennin Mystery.
'That famous Japanese detective, the illustrious Ennin-sensei... Highly entertaining, although parting slightly from Japanese / oriental myth and customs, thus making the stories more accessible to the western mindset... ' Qualánqui
'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai... Full of intrigue, action and excitement... Great escapism... ' M. Dowden (UK), HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
'I can't get enough of "The Ennin Mysteries"! Every story I read is so entertaining, I hate ...
Each of the five Thomas sisters faces extreme circumstances that test their faith. Living in Oklahoma during the 1930s Dust Bowl makes these issues more challenging.
Mary Bobbie, the oldest and most jovial of the sisters, keeps a terrible secret for ten years. Will her family be disappointed if they find out what she has done? Will they still respect her?
The 9Tales series continues with a foray into the end of days. 7 authors bring some of the most shocking, poetic and action packed tales to your Kindle with stories about alien invasions, floods, zombies, evil boardgames and other catastrophes that will make the final days on Earth memorable ones.
David Quinn isn't about to get drafted into the Army. Let someone else slog around the jungle to fight Lyndon Johnson's war. But his student deferment is about to run out, and the Navy and Air Force recruiters are already swamped with panicked college boys in the same pickle. He can't run to Canada. That would kill his dad. And getting a conscientious-objector deferment practically requires being a priest. So when a recruiter shows up on campus pitching the sizzle of naval aviation, Dave is seduced by the golden wings, ultra-cool aviator shades, and the promise of a jumbo jet career as a Pan Am captain. It is both his way out and the glamorous career he deserves.
But he lands in a remote outpost, where he struggles against a demanding superior, aging aircraft, and his own fears. When his dogged ambition inflicts devastation, he has to face the kind of man he has become, profiting from war while others suffer. Now, he must make an agonizing choice.
SHADES is a story of ambition and ...
As Tarn and Beck reach the end of another day in their new lives in Dosile, Professor Patricia arrives at their doorstep with an urgent plea for help. Smugglers have kidnapped animals from the enchanted forest, including a unicorn foal, and now their friend Martin the satyr's in trouble. It's up to Tarn, Beck, and Patricia to save the day once more, but can they outmaneuver a mysterious foe?
After a short, nuclear World War Three, a regimented dystopia - primarily governed by IGRAMP, the Inter-Governmental Regroupment Agency for Maladjusted Persons - has taken over.
"Welcome to IGRAMP," says an official to Victoria Partridge on the first morning of her arrival as a secretary at its headquarters. Victoria is to experience IGRAMP in its more comic and ludicrous aspects, although the effect of such an experience on a young girl looking for a vocation is bewildering and disheartening.
It is Leo Trafford, a middle-aged London ex-newspaper editor, who experiences the sinister side of IGRAMP, and without ever once stepping inside the palatial walls of its headquarters. For the idea of "regroupment" lends itself to abuses on the part of governments. Who is to say who is "maladjusted" or sick in our times? Was Leo sick when he first began to suspect that he was being watched? Was he a traitor because he refused to accept society's diagnosis? Or did the sickness, as suggested by ...
I was almost sure I'd hated him, actually. Yes, he was tall, dark, handsome... a doctor, probably far more educated than I'd ever be, but he was absolutely horrible. No manners at all! Crass, rude... and about to touch me in a place I hadn't even dared touch myself.
Pure Princess Isabella is completely satisfied with her life, despite the fact that she will never rule under the crown because she was born second in line. More than excited for her future plans, her world comes crashing down when the naive princess finds out that the king and queen have decided to marry her off to better their nation--and not only that, marry her off to a stranger from a far, far away land they'd never even met.
To make matters worse, he demands a purity test and brings along a doctor of his own to do the examination--and it becomes all too clear that her future husband and her doctor have prejudices against her because of her darker, caramel skin tone. Will the hate lead to lust when she bares it all ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 31 Pages (2,689 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
This is the second book in this series on the Hansa. In The Independence of the Hansa we were introduced to the Rosecks, a fictional merchant family from Lübeck in Germany who lived around the middle of the 14th Century and were made witness to some of the major events of the time, including the Black Death, the Peasant's Revolt in England and wars with Denmark.The setting for this novel is Hamburg, Lübeck, London and the seas in between. As in the first novel, the characters are portrayed, not as aliens from another time, but as people whose needs -- physical, mental and emotional -- resemble our own today. The conflict between coercion and consensus remains as a central theme and is joined here by the individual's search for meaning and value in life. This search constitutes the heart of the storyline as the varied characters wrangle with themselves, their families and economic circumstances to overcome life's obstacles and find happiness in being alive. It follows the lives of ...
Amber never thought that she would meet the perfect man for her at a biker bar. But when Amber, a transgendered woman, gets harassed at a bar, a man named Matt comes in and stops the man from harassing her. However, she immediately gets sucked into his world and starts to learn about the true nature of the other man. Matt is the perfect guy for her, but she's afraid to tell him of her gender.
Not only that, she also has the other problem of Travis, the homophobe who was harassing her at the bar. She could tell that he hated her, and when he starts to take drastic actions, things immediately change. Will Amber and Matt be able to handle a relationship with one another? Or will it stop before the fire starts?
WARNING: This eBook contains mature language and content intended for 18+ readers only!
A standalone short story ending Happily Ever After and unlimited reading with Kindle Unlimited!
Glenn is a blacksmith who lives with his dog in the mountains near the village of Arrochar. One day Glenn finds a young woman, lying unconscious under the rock pinnacle near his hut. Glenn recognizes Beitris Robertson, the girl he once loved but left without any explanation because of a dark secret. The blacksmith takes Beitris to his hut and helps the girl to wake up. Two recognize each other and immediately begin conversation as if nothing happened between them.
Next day Glenn decides to visit her and sees Beitris talking with another man. After a conversation in his hut, Glenn understands that this is Beitris little brother Walter. Old feelings suddenly come back. Memories about their old relationship appear and their love gets back even more powerful than before. Love that never stopped but it was just waiting to be awaked again.
Everything looks fine until a member of a secret order tries to kill Beitris' Brother Walter but doesn't succeed.
What is the mystery around the ...
Journalist Dennis Kaatsay has always taken in the unique beauty of northern New Mexico as if it were oxygen made visible. A native son, from one of the centuries-old Indian pueblos that endure in the Land of Enchantment, he's always felt sustained by the colors, light and lines -- the brilliant yellow of cottonwoods in autumn, the violet sky at dawn, sunlight glinting on the surface of the Chama River, mesa tops and mountain ridges where earth and sky meet. Then three bodies are found hanging from trees and a fourth so savagely beaten the forensic experts can't agree on key facts. The brutal deaths make it hard for Dennis to see anything as he once did. And they drive him to look for answers.
Storm Winds is the third book in the Home to Clare Harbor series.
It is the continuing story of family, friends, and strangers who are drawn together by forces over which they have no control. They have weathered what many believed to be the storm of the century. Now they face a storm of another kind that could pose an even greater threat.
Senator Gareth Dyersen is determined to do everything in his power to insure the safety of everyone who has taken refuge in his mountain home. They are his family, friends who over the years have become family, and strangers who are now friends.
Then he learns one of his greatest fears is the one they must guard against more than any other.
Storm Winds is the third in the Home to Clare Harbor series. Also available is Before the Storm and Storm Clouds.
With her combat training complete, heiress-apparent Srh-Estr Kalero sets out to become ruler of Ameryka by deposing King Milo. But when her beloved friend is brutally murdered in front of her, Srh-Estr must salvage her legacy by destroying King Milo and his gun running and demon-splicing operations, and coming to terms with the death of her friend and the truth of her natural parents' death
Why does the bicycle haunt Mark's dreams?
Is June calling Ken from the other side?
And who needs Harry out of the way?
Introducing Cod Beck, three short stories with a twist from the Dark Teesside series.
Brought to you by award winning author Glenn McGoldrick, these dark stories unfold in Thornaby, Hilton and Maltby.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 28 Pages (1,837 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
A magical version of Charles Dickens's timeless classic in which Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley were once wizards who fought off a spectral invasion. However, things went horribly wrong, leaving Scrooge bitter and cruel. Can Jacob and the ghosts save Scrooge, or will he and the city of London fall?
Genre: Fantasy Length: 23 Pages (3,561 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Paris finally gets to spend time with Darrius in her world, but will things work out like she hoped? Plus, Paris discovers a hidden secret, will it make her happy or sad? What wonderful characters will Paris meet in the third installment guaranteed to bring you joy.
No obscene language.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 131 Pages (3,095 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Julia was never happy until she met the love of her life, Luther (who was born in 1984 on an animal farm). They shared a quiet romantic life traveling all around the world. But when they joined forces and wrote a book of purely fiction, they unknowingly invited a slew of trouble into their world. Will they survive this accidental mixed-up situation with the mafia? Who is this big bad mafia? At the end of it all, what big surprise did Julia received?
The final book is full of surprises, shocks and plenty of meaningful scenes. What happens to the gang is totally unpredictable and will have you on the edge of your seat anticipating what will happen next - especially concerning Maximus. Get ready for an epic finale you won't want to miss.
No obscene language.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 140 Pages (2,536 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
A prequel to the Legends of Arria series
A young man named Lord Kotak, the son of a duke, learns from an oracle that a son born of his daughters will bring death and ruin to his enterprise. The oracle also hints that his grandson will be the tiger of light that destroys Doomba, the evil dark lord that Kotak secretly obeys.
Years later, Kala wonders why her father Lord Kotak refuses to let her and her siblings leave their estate. Then she learns from her cousins at a coronation that her father and their relatives are Followers of Doomba. Kala confronts her father, and though she's sent away to a convent, she's determined to one day stand up to him somehow.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 219 Pages (6,441 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Casey works as an assistant at a private investigator. They get a very strange case from some dim-witted twins. Then Casey's life takes a turn and soon she finds herself embroiled in some sticky situations.
Everyone's life was now severely compromised by a dangerous secret mafia on one terrible bad-news day. Julia and Luther's lives were no exception. They were budding authors with a newly self-published book called, 'Connectivity.' The secret mafia took a strong disliking to this particular book, maybe because it coincidentally closely describes their activities.
Who is this secret mafia? How was Julia's life compromised? What happened at the end? Read this funny short action-packed story and get all the answers.
Get ready, put on your funny hat, you're about to begin the reading of a true page-turner and go on a crazy, funny and enjoyable journey like no other.
What has eating dirt got to do with divorce? What has playing with toys got to do with grief? What have hair dryers got to do with 9/11? Arboretums with biological clocks? Breast implants with college tuition? Read about these shaky characters and their predilections and you'll find the answers to these questions and more.
Genre: Short Stories Size: 4,721 KB Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Celebrate the holidays once more with Tarn, Beck, and all their friends and family as they go ice-skating, tangle with Jack Frost, sing Christmas carols, and become part of a Christmas classic. Enjoy all these stories and more in Merry Gentlemen & Ladies!
How much would you sacrifice to save your people? Your freedom, your home... power... love... your life?'
Four lands beneath the sky. A haven of peace, a kingdom of plenty, ravaged islands, and a nation of cruel, dark magic. One will try to devour them all.
Spring brings the ruthless Borrow raiders much earlier in the year, their attacks more ferocious, more desperate. When Kesta uses her magic to see in the flames who is really behind the raids the Independent islands of the Fulmers seem doomed to fall. Their only hope is to cross the sea to seek the help of the King of Elden and his dangerous sorcerer, the Dark Man; but what price will the king demand for his aid?
Wild Kesta has been raised to be a leader, trusted, loved, with the freedom of her cherished Islands. Can Kesta subdue her fiery nature and work with a man she hates, a man she fears, to stop the evil that will consume their lands and enslave them all?
"The plot had action, twists, drama, romance, emotion... everything ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 485 Pages (2,373 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
A magical portal has just dropped Sir Pacaben from the Legends of Arria series straight into Tarn and Beck's lives as they need to make a quick escape and go off to find Cecily, Nutmeg, and Eric in the tunnels beneath the enchanted forest. Meanwhile, Eric has been captured by a band of cultists and zombies, led by a necromancer, who plan to sacrifice him that night. Desperate, Nutmeg and Cecily must band together to rescue Eric. Can these disparate parties come together and save each other, or will they suffer loss and torment beneath the earth?
Genre: Fantasy Length: 73 Pages (3,652 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Laura left her Amish community as she wanted to experience the outside world... But six years later, she's forced to return... as a single mother with a young daughter in tow. Still a beautiful woman, Laura is courted upon her arrival by a handsome farmer named Nicholas. Now, years later, she is forced to return -- along with her six-year-old daughter.
As Laura reluctantly completes her shunning, she catches the eye of Nicholas, a farmer wanting a wife. Laura, however, isn't so sure she wants to stay in the community let alone begin a relationship with an Amish man. What are her real reasons for returning to the community? Is it to pass her daughter off on relatives so she can live her own life? Or is she truly trying to repent?
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 236 Pages (1,822 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Droplet: Force of Nature
Lily Ayers' life as a courier is a constant adventure never staying in one place however that is about to change. When her latest route takes her across the southern states she is ambushed by the most notorious bandit of the time, Bombfist. Left for dead, Lily miraculously survives although her life has forever been changed. Now with the ability to control water she sets off in pursuit of the man who wronged her.
Unfortunately for Lily, she is not the only person chasing her stolen delivery and her actions bring her to the attentions of Sam Naughton and the D.E.W. With her abilities still developing and the government requiring her cooperation to resolve a situation involving another enhanced individual, Lily is immediately thrown into a world which she previously knew nothing about...
The D.E.W Files
Journey into a world where enhanced individuals walk amongst regular people. Some are born with these incredible abilities whilst others seemingly stumble into ...
Growing up with his parents and twin brother, Alex Foster only craved for one thing in life: his mother's love. No matter how hard he tried to please her, she only had eyes for Charlie, his twin brother. Their father, John Foster does not realize just how much his wife, Kay, has slighted Alex when it comes to affection. Consequently, Alex spends the majority of his young life trying to win over the love of his mother, but all his efforts keep blowing up in his face. Why was she so partial? Why did she treat him differently from his twin? Was it all in his head?
As fate would have it, Alex eventually finds out from the most unlikely of sources, the reason behind his mother's lack of affection for him. This new-found knowledge sends him down a path of anger, pain, hatred, and jealousy. Charlie, his brother, is sucked into a world he never planned to be in. He finds himself doing and saying things he never thought he would while growing up. In the end both brothers, and in fact, the ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 210 Pages (3,261 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
I thought my father was normal. The kind of dad who deals with work, and homework, and the troubles that come with being a single father to a seventeen-year-old girl.
I didn't know he went to a different world when he was a teenager.
I didn't know he was the Chosen One of a magic sword.
I didn't know he saved a whole kingdom, maybe their world, before he was twenty. That was thirty years ago.
Now they need him back - and I'm going with him.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 197 Pages (2,167 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
He's a riddle I can't solve... until one night rips away the veil.
I always felt there was something peculiar about Roald Trenton, that behind his blindness he saw me better than I saw myself. When a frightening creature, a being out of a horror movie attacks me, a glowing silvery defender comes to my rescue, sweeping me away to safety, reaching inside me and pulling the poison from my body. Setting fire to my desires, he ignites a connection to a world I knew nothing about... until now.
Expect daemons, shifters and the fae in this exciting start of the Titanian Chronicles
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 68 Pages (3,739 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
After the destruction of their world, three men find a future in a nearby star system. One planet supplies the food for the system and another planet is a gamblers paradise. The last thing that Jason expected was to fall in love. Although his partner Hawk seemed to be very mysterious, Jason finds that his dreams may be soon fulfilled. Most of their time is spent in a club called "Little Chicago", where love, danger and death surrounds them all when an old threat returns to put the planet and their lives into total chaos. Together with the help of an intelligent and annoying friend, you'll find out what the true meaning of Sacrifice is. The Sacrifice is a science fiction romantic comedy that will have you laughing one minute and then crying the next. As for the romantic parts, make sure you have plenty of ice to cool yourself down.
Genre: Action & Adventure Length: 209 Pages (1,945 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Once again Martha Holly must turn amateur sleuth to discover who is trying to murder at least one of the Dingebury Town residents and why. Delighted to learn she has been sent back to Dingebury, where she satisfactorily completed her first task, Martha is dismayed to learn the friends she made there will not recognize her. Martha has one week until midnight New Years Eve to complete her task. Failure is not an option. Follow Martha as she stumbles her way through, and enjoy a lot of laughs along the way.
Rowena despises the woman she's become. Her ex-husband has bent her mind to believe in third and fourth chances, but this time she's done with him. He's left her with nothing but a broken heart, shattered promises and a stack of bills. Looking down at her mail, she finds a certified letter stating she's inherited a cottage in Cornwall, U.K., located in the Bodmin Moors.
After arriving at the home, she's determined to start her life anew, even with the news of a murderer on the loose, which keeps her close to a neighbor and trusted dog.
Rowena meets the handsome Dr. Reader and they become infatuated with each other. But... there are two obstacles standing in their way -- one, the doctor is the top suspect in one of the murders -- and the other is a secret Rowena keeps close to her heart... something that can't be hidden forever.
What people are saying about Morwen Cottage:
"I couldn't put it down. I laughed, I cried and laughed again. So good!"
"A very beautiful novel."
The tides are turning...
Life for Bayrd Talvalin has never been so easy. He has a home, a wife, children, a faithful Bannerman, and much more. What else could a clan-lord wish for?
Yet Bayrd still feels uneasy. Since one fateful day six years ago, Lord Gerin's cries of treachery (and subsequent threats of fighting and war) have hung over his and his family's head.
Time may have passed, but Bayrd knows the resentment festers deep within his heart.
As Bayrd serves the people over which he is clan-lord, moves are being made that will change life as he knows it. Within the clan, cracks are beginning to show...
The old ways of the Albans are no longer suitable for life at Dunrath hold. And there are many prepared to stake their claim.
Meanwhile, a treacherous, powerful wizard, Kalarr cu Ruruc, has entered the fray. Soon, Bayrd must learn the true test of fate, as he navigates a perfidious gameboard of lies, magic, and maneuvering to try and save his family, friends, and people ...
A magical boarding school. Budget cuts. Missing teaches. A not-so-cozy mystery.
You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher's perspective at a school for at risk youth.
This book bundle includes:
Of Curse You Will
Cackles and Cauldrons
Hex and the City
Wedding Bells and Midnight Spells
and BONUS MATERIAL:
Night of the Living Deadcrumbs and Careers for Magical Creatures are also included in this bundle.
WARNING: These books contain hex-rated mysteries.
Book 11: Of Curse You Will
Having a clandestine romance in a realm of witches, Fae, and monsters is dangerous, especially when Prince Charming's curse complicates one's sex-life -- and could result in death.
A mysterious presence haunts the school and threatens Clarissa and those closest to her. She must figure out who is behind these threats before anyone else gets hurt.
Book 12: Cackles and Cauldrons
When Thatch is accused of murder, Clarissa must prove that Thatch has been ...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 1,097 Pages (4,916 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Join the Raffles troop in the Z Squad, and suffer with them on the punishment missions set for them when they screw up a close protection assignment.
Is Del the whore every one likes to think she is? She will open her heart to you, and let you be the judge if you dare tangle with her.
Be there when they unearth a paedophile ring. You will cringe in horror when you learn what they discover.
Lily's career as an actress takes off, but she becomes emotionally confused about herself in the process.
Feel Steven's rage when he discovers his little sister is being seduced by a woman whose job was to protect her.
Chris too, becomes incensed when he learns that Lily is not only sexually active, but is being manipulated by an IRA terrorist, and you will follow closely at his heels when he sets out to find and destroy this man. Does he succeed? Time to read the book.
Oh, and Lily, how does she survive? Search for her with the rest of Daggers when she runs away, and see how she uses her ...
If you like a good story, don't miss this compelling and complex tale. Bridget and Megan are out for a night of clubbing in the 80's, They are both having trouble finding love. Bridget makes a huge mistake, so does Megan. The consequences of their night out has major repercussions on both of their lives. Things get very complicated and heated as Bridget tries to make the best of a bad situation, but she ends up making terrible choices that make things so much worse.
The story is full of an array of characters. It is unpredictable, fresh, and challenging, with many beautifully crafted scenes.
You will be enthralled with sudden and unusual plot twists and captivated when you experience the highs and lows and jaw-dropping moments of an incredible and insightful story.
With each new character introduced, you will dive deeper into this gripping tale and every character has a fresh and exciting point of view that is portrayed beautifully and is easily understood.
This novel contains no drug ...
The Christmas Tree and Other Christmas Stories, Tales for a Christmas Evening, is a compilation of Christmas magic from the master storyteller, Paul John Hausleben.
Following on the heels of his famous Christmas story, "The Time Bomb in The Cupboard," Mr. Hausleben drops off a collection of some of his best Christmas short stories, novellas, and novelettes, as a present for underneath your Christmas tree this year.
As an added bonus, the book includes a captivating foreword written by the famous musician, and friend of Mr. Hausleben's; Mr. Steven Michael McMillan.
Once more, some of your favorite characters have returned along with some new ones, and they are woven into pages containing the author's unique humor, special language, nostalgic glimpses at life when it was simple and sincere, and those heart-warming touches and finishes that only Paul John Hausleben can deliver to you.
This is the perfect book for those special Christmas Evenings, curled up underneath your own ...
Genre: Holidays Length: 231 Pages (2,343 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Feel the intrigue and mystery over Harry's death. Was it an accident?
Was he killed? Who could have killed him? These are the questions bugging Chris.
Christina, in her grief, finds solace, but has her own dilemma. Can she cope with it?
Hold your breath in anger and suspense when Mitch, a female commander, is sent on a mission against the ruthless SAS Major, David Green.
Join Daniel, James' son, on a mission to Iraq, and feel the pain he is trying to conquer. Smile when a Kurd girl is trying to befriend him. Does he succumb to temptation? Well, would you?
Meet the rest of the DAGGERS children, and walk with them through their developing years as they form relationships that are sometimes ill-advised.
Watch with baited breath as an intense rivalry develops between Chris and David, who becomes involved with DAGGERS more than Chris would like.
Feel his anger when Lily, his daughter, befriends David, and see him relax his guard when David helps Lily set up the charity, Lily's Dream, ...
It's back... and there's nothing you can do except read the terror within. Join us for 9 short stories from some of horror's freshest voices as they delve into vampires, strange creatures, family curses and twisted minds.
This issue includes:
MOTHER OR I by Sara Green
FORGETTING PATH by Norman Sheckles
PRISON MADE By M. Crystal Childress
THE PIGEON by Peter Clegg
REPTILE by Janice Starling
SENT by Steve Ranking
PAIR OF FANGS by Jay Morrison
THE PRESCRIPTION OF EDUARDO ALTUVE By Sara Green
IN THE GARDEN OF ROT By Sara Green
and don't forget to check out our previous 23 issues! Feel free to read them in any order!
Genre: Short Stories Length: 110 Pages (1,119 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
A man that needs protection and doesn't want it. A tired agent that's not sure he wants the job. What could go wrong?
It's 1966, and the Cold War is hotter than ever! Andrew Keeton, the CIA Cavalry's best operative, reluctantly accepts a new mission: track down the world famous adventurer Chase Hawkins before he can be captured behind the Iron Curtain. You see, Hawkins has a one-in-a-billion talent that makes him a human recording device for the Americans, and enemy agents are getting suspicious. The arrogant jetsetter will have none of Keeton's help and ends up trapped and in mortal danger in Bulgaria.
The tension only mounts further as a nefarious KGB-backed spy ring, called Scala, takes new aim at the West with audacious plans to destroy their enemies.
As the peril swirls all around them, Keeton and his Cavalry boss begin to suspect that their own CIA might not want Hawkins to be saved after all, and that the extreme memory extraction techniques have a completely different ...
The Raceby K. Anderson Yancy(ChicagoWood Media, SonicMovie, Wollcott & Sheridan) Price verified 6 hours ago
When an arrogant young man challenges a mature "tween-or" to a race, with much humor and great abilities, the mature man demonstrates to the youngster the value of humility and the reality that age is just a number.
Machine gun fire and rifle bullets zing all around her as she maneuvers her plane to drop her bombs. Her fragile World War I biplane is low enough for her to hear the Germans screaming and yelling, as she presses forward to her drop zone.
This was a typical flight during one night's sorties. The German soldiers feared and hated the women they called the Nachthexen: Night Witches. There were three all-female aviation regiments in the Soviet Union during World War II. This is the story of female heroes who flew under incredibly adverse conditions: from women who flew the little, unarmed biplanes and bombed the Germans at night, to the fierce fighter pilots who fought the seasoned German Luftwaffe, humbling them before their peers.
This is a fictional account, based on true stories, of the amazing women who lived, loved and died bravely during the dark days of World War II.
"The Song of Our Land: A Medieval Tale of the Summer Solstice" is a simple, swift-paced, smooth-flowing picture storybook that combines the craft of storytelling with engaging, impressionist illustrations. "The Song of Our Land" is based upon a fictional medieval tale that will be appreciated by new adults and older adult audiences. Beautifully-illustrated and thoughtfully-written, this inspiring storybook has 43 pages of striking, specifically-sequenced pictures with an accompanying story narrative. The tale of "The Song of Our Land" is based upon the full-length story told in the epic medieval fantasy novel entitled "The Wolves of Trisidian" by Adrian Robbe. "The Song of Our Land" emphasizes virtuous themes of peace, joy, and contentment when being forced to undergo menacing acts of external coercion and/or intimidation. In context, the tale of "The Song of Our Land" takes place in the small Village of Peritrova on the Eve of the Summer Solstice Festival in the Year 1499 A.D. as the ...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 48 Pages (25,835 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
After the altercation in Malaysia the Yakuza had to lay low in Tokyo. The Taramachis have intentions of doing business with an unknown organization while Kasumi knows that new friends can lead to new problems. Meanwhile, Jun runs into an old Tachikawa friend and introduces him to the Japanese Mafia. Can the new inner circles be trusted?...
Genre: Sagas Length: 32 Pages (582 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
The Last Cowboy in West Texas was inspired by the true-life story of the Coates Ranch of Big Lake, Texas. Settled in the 1880s, this 30,000-acre ranch has passed from generation to generation.
Our fictionalized story is filled with clean romance, family tragedy, redemption and a look at the effects of addiction on the children of the addicted.
From dysfunction to the ideal, two families collide and love blooms amid a bird's eye view of the 21st Century cowboy.
Our strong female and male characters are revealed as the story unwinds. This romantic adventure is perfect for teenagers and adults alike as it covers modern subjects like dating and family dynamics, love, romance, career and aging.
But don't be fooled by the social commentary, we keep you guessing about what happens in this cowboy romance until the very end. Join us in Texas where the women are strong, the men are tough, and the cattle make or break fortunes.
A standalone short story ending Happily Ever After and ...
"This book does have a fantastically unexpected twist that left me breathless!" - Emma Mitchell, The Little Book Worm.
Sometimes waking up is only the beginning...
He was left for dead on the side of the road. Now Marc Adams is awake and he can barely remember anything about his life before. All he knows is that his meddling sister has returned to his life, whilst his partner Joel is gone.
Marc is convinced that something has happened to Joel. Why won't anybody believe him?
As he is pulled further into the pit of his subconscious, Marc begins to remember exactly what happened on the night of his accident.
Soon, he'll be wishing he hadn't woken up at all.
Serena had a PTSD flashback while trapped in her storage unit. A stranger, Kyle Colt, helped her calm down.
While waiting for their rescue, his second personality came out to play. Hector's raw sexuality awakened Serena's urges like never before. She wanted both sides of Colt.
There were only two choices: walk away or convince Colt to merge into a better version of his true self.
Their story unfolds in Books 1 and 2 of Bite & Switch. Only on Amazon!
Pure Evilby Sherri GranatoPrice verified 7 hours ago
Walpurga Hausmännin of Dillingen, who had sex with a demon was burned at the stake as a witch in 1587 after she confessed to committing dirty deeds that involved magic that included murdering forty one infants and two women in labor. Sightings of a High Priestess, possessing a potent stance that overtakes the entire area. Her appearance usually affects objects around her by making them spin or project through the air.
Genre: Fantasy Size: 1,966 KB Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Drag Lakeby Richard L Elsliger(Treadheart Books) Price verified 7 hours ago
It is told that a certain freshwater lake hides a dark and dangerous secret. For decades, the locals have passed down this secret, the secret of Drag Lake, told by eager story tellers, none of whom are able to verify the truth of what they say. Most call the tale a campfire story, a typical tale of ghosts and rotting corpses, a story conjured by an overactive imagination. Drag Lake. Everyone knows the lake. Not everyone knows the secret. Three visitors to the sandy shores of this finger lake are going to test the veracity of the story. But to learn the truth, everything will have to be just right and all the stars in their proper alignment. The three will learn that even legends have a certain nugget of truth at their core.
Genre: Horror Length: 51 Pages (1,466 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Endearing and shy, Nicholas Edwards prefers to stay in most nights. On one of his rare evenings out, he meets confident businessman Caleb Roimata.
Although at first he seems arrogant, charming and irresistible, Caleb encourages Nicholas to come out of his shell, and together they fall into a relationship full of passion and love.
When Caleb's past causes doubts to rise and drama to unfold, will they be there for each other and be what the other needs?
And when all is said and done, will there still be... time for love?
For the first time ever, this collection of short stories by Gary Troia brings together, in chronological order stories and memoirs from Spanish Yarns and Beyond, English Yarns and Beyond and A Bricklayer's Tales into one complete volume.
"Excellent! A collection of short stories about depression, alcoholism and drug use. Very compelling reading. I read this short story collection all in one go." (Maria, Goodreads.)
A Bricklayer's Tales is the ultimate "I hate this job" story, written as a collection of short stories and memoirs, each one revealing a snapshot in the life of Ray. Troia captures the tedium of working in a low paid, menial job and living hand to mouth. This book of short stories is sad and questions the reader to ask questions about their own life. This book achieves clarity without trying.
Ray has three expensive hobbies: drinking, drugs, and running away. Without the income that Bricklaying provides, he would not be able to maintain his chosen lifestyle, so he ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 262 Pages (1,227 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
There's a killer on the loose in Mason City. The Slither Killer is a man hating serial killer who targets only men through the art of seduction and manipulation. She leaves a little note to the police at each crime scene, informing them of her plan to eliminate as many pathetic men as she can.
Two men's lives will change forever due to their involvement and interest in the Slither Killer - Detective Portway is the sexist woman hating cop assigned to the case of tracking her down and Dane is a writer and an avid feminist with an obsession for serial killers, especially the Slither Killer.
The three of them become involved in the most twisted love triangle of all time, and the Slither Killer manages to stay one step ahead of everyone as she manipulates or kills anyone who gets in her way.
It's the ultimate battle of the sexes.
Is the end of oil near? Do we know what chemicals we ingest daily? How did we get in this predicament? Prepare for a reckless abandoned joy ride in 'Lost Reality'. The substantial issues life provides from youth through adulthood is celebrated in this tale of Thomas Adams' growth. Debatable practices we have performed in our society are presented in the most entertaining manner along this journey. Ultimately, Tom is thrust into a position only great strength can overcome. Based on true events.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 292 Pages (620 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Home to Stay is the sixth book in the ongoing story of the Return to Summit Falls series.
Summit Falls is a small town in the middle of nowhere that could be anywhere. It's small enough that even though you might not know everyone... you know who everyone is. And they know you.
Years ago four young men left their hometown of Summit Falls. Each of them ready to take on whatever the world had to throw at them. Now, years later, three of them, Jonah Sutherland, Adam Dane, and Nicolas Franklin have returned home to Summit Falls. Yet never far from their thoughts is the man who never will.
Nicolas Franklin has finally returned home to Summit Falls. It doesn't take him long to find himself pulled into all that goes on in the small community where he spent his early years. It took him even less time to realize it was exactly what he'd come back for... the fresh air, the sounds of the rippling water on the lakes, unexpected guests at unexpected times, a good laugh even before he's able to ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 87 Pages (3,990 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Rupert is a lonely loser. He works in a small factory in Hamilton, Ontario for minimum wage, lives in a tiny dump and spends his spare time alone reading voraciously or watching TV. When his employer abruptly closes the plant and ships production to Bangladesh, Rupert discovers that his high school education is insufficient to secure another full time job. Deciding to leave Hamilton, Rupert is thrown into a series of unique and complex situations, the combination of which results in Rupert working as a lawyer in a small town in northern Pennsylvania. What could possibly go wrong when an ordinary bloke pretends to be a lawyer?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donald W. Desaulniers is a Canadian lawyer who operated his law practice in the beautiful city of Belleville, Ontario from 1973 until his retirement in 2009. He has penned more than sixty novels, most of which are about attorneys. Each novel is available as an E-Book and in Paperback form.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 216 Pages (2,805 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
The fine folks of Blastborn have just had their first murder in over 200 years and some say it's a precursor to war. Arabeth thinks it's bigger.
A simple problem should have a simple solution. Working as a bail enforcement Tracker in order to have someone test her gadgets crosses no ethical lines, as far as Arabeth is concerned.
Besides, she can't be the only one who sees the threat at hand. An automaton has invaded their peaceful little city, and an invisible force has turned its citizens against each other causing deadly acts of violence.
When her cousin is murdered, Arabeth becomes determined to track down the hand behind this unprecedented violence. Calling in family favours and using her status to persuade gatekeepers isn't something she is comfortable with, but no one else sees what she sees. Plans for catching an unseen assailant are hard to explain and harder for others to accept.
If she doesn't, no one is safe, but if she does, she may have to marry the next ...
* Suspense Short Story
"I can do whatever I want to do," was the motto of the dead man who chose to alter his given name to fit his self-centered lifestyle.
That prophetic phrase whispered in the night wind. Tangible darkness surrounded the pathetic scene. The spirits of the dead mingled with the living.
The pretty widow of Free Will was at the head of his funeral processional. She and their five lovely daughters were the poll bearers. That was all. There were no other family members or friends to mourn him.
The six somber faces could not hide their torn emotions. The heavy burden was almost too much for the girls to bear. Then a sick laugh escaped the widow's lips as a stray thought invaded her mind.
If he said it once, he had said it a million times. Free Will was cursed. That was a fact. But he was not vexed by demons or devils. The curse that he bore came from women. Females both young and old brought him nothing but bad luck.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 9 Pages (1,774 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
A simple late-night trip to the mall for a father and his son turns into a struggle for survival when they are attacked by a deadly swarm of toy helicopters.
Whirring Blades is the first short horror story in the Land of Fright? series of horror short stories.
Look for Land of Fright - Collection I, Land of Fright - Collection II, Land of Fright - Collection III, Land of Fright - Collection IV, Land of Fright - Collection V, Land of Fright - Mega Collection 1, and Land of Fright - Mega Collection 2. These collections contain numerous Land of Fright? stories gathered together in convenient volumes. The regular Collections contain 10 stories each, and the Mega Collections contain 25 stories each.
Please Note: Land of Fright? is a series of stand-alone SHORT STORIES intended for mature audiences. If you are looking for longer works or novels, then Land of Fright? is not for you. But if you are looking for a fun quick dose of fright, then Land of Fright? is a place you'll want to ...
Larry Ward retired as a real estate lawyer when he won a lottery three years ago, and now he's having a ball in retirement. When five local real estate attorneys die within a short period of time, Larry poses the theory that a serial killer may be responsible. He is mocked as a senile old pest until someone attacks Larry with a nightstick. Folks could understand someone wanting to rid the world of divorce lawyers, but what possible motive could drive anyone to exterminate mild-mannered harmless real estate attorneys?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donald W. Desaulniers is a retired Canadian lawyer who lives in the beautiful small city of Belleville, Ontario with his lovely British wife, Jane and their cat. Always a proponent of quantity over quality, Desaulniers has penned more than seventy novels, most of which poke fun at the legal profession that everyone loves to loathe. Check out his many other novels on Amazon. All are available as E-Books and in paperback form at outrageously low prices.
A virus devastated the world and humanity lies in ruin.
Tyler was abandoned during the outbreak - his mental illness deemed a liability by his only surviving relatives.
A year later, Tyler lives under a highway overpass, unmedicated and drowning in delusions. He's convinced he's the last healthy survivor. Everyone else? The remnants of the U.S. Government out to get him.
All he wants is to be left alone, but their attempts to capture him grow by the day.
He's fed up.
It's time to fight back.
But if it's all a delusion, who sits in his crosshairs?
Days Since... Tyler: Day 378 is a post-apocalyptic short story of the Almawt Virus Series and contains a FREE preview of Days Since... Thomas: Day 758, book one in the series.
Genre: Men's Adventure Length: 56 Pages (193 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Note: This book is an homage to one of my favorite films Django Unchained. Lillian and Baylan, wizards of the Silver Tower, are sent on a scouting mission to Tigeria. The Tigerian realm is occupied by savage catfolk who regard men like cattle. The lovers are betrayed by a smuggler on the shores of Tigeria, torn from each other's arms and sold as slaves.
Lillian must endure unspeakable horrors, each day a struggle to survive. Graced by the Dragon's own luck, she is freed by Brenna, a bounty hunter who hates Tigerians almost as much as she does. Lillian would burn the realm to ashes with the fire of the Dragon god if it meant reuniting with Baylan.
Would she be enough to find him? What sacrifices must be made?
5 STARS "... an enchanting romance woven with espionage, and a power struggle that will keep any historical fan charmed and mesmerized." -- Reader's Favorite
Bride Tree, a sweeping allegory of the Church set in the tumultuous French Revolution era, fuses alternative history with romantic suspense.
Enter a world of color -- a world in which spies, romance and faith collide with materialism and greed.
The year is 1789. France is reeling under the impact of a civil war between its social classes. When a secret agent from Rome joins forces with a vindictive politician bent on revenge, the stage is set for an explosive outcome that will shake the country to its core.
Meanwhile, Queen Marie-Antoinette engages the help of her lady-in-waiting, Viviane de Lussan, in a desperate battle to keep her throne... and her head. But how can she win a struggle she seems fated to lose?
Amid the chaos of the revolution, Viviane's heart is torn between a nobleman who sacrifices everything for her and ...
Have you ever thought about stepping into the past of a dynamic and vibrant metropolitan city, right before it came to a state of mass destruction and annihilation? How could such a thing happen and who were the characters that precipitated its decline? What were their motivations and how did they behave? The Zoo is an adventure that takes you on this treacherous journey. Filled with suspense, tension and thought-provoking themes, this witty story is a page-turner that will keep you on edge until the very last page.
In the book, you travel on an intrepid three day adventure exploring the remains of a once energetic, but now desolated and uninhabited metropolis. You'll hear about the comical, yet tragic cast of characters (zoo animals) that caused the devastation through a chain of unanticipated events. You will experience the deep conflict between "Larry the Monkey" and "Victor the Bear" that set the wheels in motion for the catastrophic events that follow. You'll also come across a ...
An anthology of dark short stories, eerie and surreal, chilling and melancholy...
THE GIRL INSIDE MY HEART
A man rolls into town on his Harley and seven graves open up. Six are filled, but who is the seventh one for?
THE GOOD MAN, THE BAD MAN, AND THEM BOOTS
A boy's parents are killed. He is given in to the care of the old man in the alligator boots--the one they call Wolfman, who spends his days chewing on chicken-bones-that-aren't-chicken-bones.
When someone dies in town, the Wolfman is always there. Always.
A boy discovers he can "pick the minds" of his friends which eventually leads him to Manzy Rammerford. She always opens the door to her ramshackle home naked, and her mind is a cesspool which drags him in and takes more than just his innocence.
... and many more dark and chilling tales.
Genre: Horror Length: 81 Pages (3,444 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 15th, 2019
Julia was never happy until she met the love of her life, Luther. They shared a quiet romantic life traveling all around the world. But when they joined forces and wrote a book of purely fiction, they unknowingly invited a slew of trouble into their world. The 'Connectivity' got the attention of the real mafia of whom it closely describes. A cascade of small events, starting with a strange encounter with a massive piece of used chewing gum on the seat of an airplane, escalated into much bigger problems. Julia and Luther's names are now smack on top of the mafia's most wanted list. The mafia is determined to silence everyone who is aware of its existence. They assume Julia and Luther know too much, and now they are Enemy Number One. Julia and Luther's fiction novel now also attracts the attention of a group of secret agents determined to uncover and topple this intelligently organized crime group. Julia's hero, Luther, is forced to search for answers about this hidden world of which ...