"Bella Andre has created a wonderful series that has all the things I look for; hot, sexy, confident men who, when they finally fall in love, are 100% committed to their woman; characters with depth that the reader cares about; and romance!" ~ 5 stars
Movie star Smith Sullivan can't afford any distractions. He's staking his entire reputation on his new film... but he can't stop thinking about Valentina Landon and the fire he sees smoldering just beneath the surface.
Valentina isn't averse to sensual pleasure, or even to the idea of finding true love, but as a Hollywood business manager she's watched too many smart women fall for actors... only to be torn apart when the fairytale comes to its inevitable end.
But when intense weeks together on set turn their heated attraction into red-hot flames of passion, Smith knows he has to find a way to convince Valentina to let him get a little bit closer. Close enough to completely steal her heart... the way she's stolen his from the ...
This action-packed saga of forty worlds and two universes, a battle of empires, prophecy, and horrifying destiny concludes this month. What better time to begin the chase to The Impossible Future in the unlikeliest of places?
Jamie Sheridan's very bad night worsens no matter how fast the 17-year-old runs. In the next eight hours, he will become a god or a monster - or he will die.
This small-town Alabama boy, whose life has been plagued by loss, grief, and a fury he doesn't understand, must find something to live for as the clock ticks. Perhaps his two friends? The brother who let him down? The beauty of a sunrise? The kiss he longs for?
Perhaps the answer lies in another universe altogether. After his mentor is killed, and townspeople pursue him - heavily armed - Jamie learns the truth about a genetic seed planted within him long ago, possibly shaping the fate of two Earths.
The chase continues in The Risen Gods.
A classic collection of tales by the acclaimed Russian playwright and author universally recognized as a master of the modern short story.
In "The Bet," partygoers strike up a debate regarding the humanity of capital punishment versus life imprisonment, which causes a two-million-ruble wager to be struck between a lawyer and a banker. The lawyer, arguing in favor of life imprisonment, agrees to spend fifteen years in total isolation in a guest room on the banker's property. Granted only basic necessities, he staves off loneliness and depression by reading, studying, playing piano, and drinking wine. Meanwhile, the banker experiences the follies of fortune, leading him to a desperate and dastardly decision...
Other stories in this volume include "A Tedious Story," "The Fit," "Misfortune," "After the Theatre," "That Wretched Boy," "Enemies," "A Trifling Occurrence," "A Gentleman Friend," "Overwhelming Sensations," "Expensive Lessons," "A Living Calendar," and "Old Age."
The year is 62AD. The place is Pompeii, a mere dot on the vast map of the Roman world. Its inhabitants go about their daily lives. Cygnia, the beautiful slave of cruel masters dreams of a better life. Publius, son of a baker, entertains youthful hopes of becoming a playwright. Epidius, moneylender, schemes ruthlessly in pursuit of his ambitions. Gnaeus, the town's richest citizen and sponsor of gladiatorial games, basks in the adoration showered on him by the citizens. And Prima, mother, strives to raise her children well, while all the time nursing a dark secret in her heart.
But beneath their feet, Vulcan, the god of fire, is stirring. And all of their lives are about to be changed forever...
The rediscovery of Pompeii gave us an unparalleled understanding of Roman architecture, politics, literature and art. But it also provided much more personal insights into its inhabitants through the thousands of graffiti Pompeians left behind. The Lost Voices is an epic story of love, ...
discover or rediscover all the classics of literature.
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From its iconic opening scene, in which Gregor Samsa awakens to find himself transformed into an insect, to its heartbreaking conclusion, Kafka's novella remains a seminal work of magical realism. As Gregor navigates his new world, he begins to question the very meaning of his existence. One of the world's most widely read pieces of literature, THE METAMORPHOSIS is a tale of identity that continues to resonate with modern readers.
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect." ? Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
So begins, Kafka's strange and classic tale of a man who becomes an insect. The Metamorphosis is a probing look at society, self, and above all, what it means to be human.
Genre: World Literature Length: 67 Pages (938 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
For many years, Nico ruled Chicago with an iron fist. He was the connect for the eastern half of the United States and some Caribbean islands. After a horrible attack on his daughter and Tania, he decides to give up the game and lives a positive and upstanding life. For many years, Nico stayed on the straight and narrow and became a legit business man. Because he wanted to be an example to his children and grandchildren, he very rarely resorted back tot he old him. The Nico that was a ruthless killer. It isn't until he has to step in and raise his two grandchildren by his daughter Mylie, that the old Nico starts to resurface. He thinks everything in his life is perfect until a deep and dark secret is revealed and he is forced to make some tough decisions.
Genre: Drama & Plays Length: 193 Pages (899 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
"Get it how you live it," is the foundation of the street lawmakers. When two well connected Arabs enter the city limits of Durham, North Carolina, they do so without knowing the rules of the land. Pay close attention to the main character of your favorite gangsta movie or novel and you will see that in the end, all the person wants is to be is happy... Ghetti is no exception. Envy, lies, hate, love and poor judgment are the true gangstas in the streets. In this page turning tangle of emotions, Ghetti finds himself facing the greatest gangsta of them all... Love. They say it's God's greatest gift, but neither Ghetti nor love was prepared for... THE GAME OF DECEPTION.
Genre: African American Length: 321 Pages (607 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
The Adventure continues... When Middle School is the least of your worries, you know something is wrong. Your best friend (Riley Repeat) is fighting leukemia, Your neighbor crush (Mercedes) is dating the wrong boy, and your best friend (Chance Romance) has a plan. Operation: Rodney Rotten commences. What could go wrong?
Welcome back to Woodmont Falls - it is Winter, it is cold, it is a blizzard. What will go as planned?
The gang is back. They are about to learn that judging a person without knowing them, could be wrong.
Be the best version of yourself everyday. Come along on our adventure.
Genre: Family Life Length: 126 Pages (1,884 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
The year is 1986.
Inside the Soviet Union -- the unthinkable is about to happen...
Sweeping across the social strata of Soviet Society, from the Gulags to the highest offices in the Communist Party, from the peasantry to sophisticated literary circles, Russia is a powder keg ready to explode...
The death of Leonid Brezhnev has left the party leaderless.
The fearless Natalya Roginova is positioning herself as a reformist figure against the brutal KGB General Semyon Kuba, who is determined to preserve the status quo.
A beautiful young student, Zoya Densky, is politicized by the arrest of her father, the central figure in a new movement to restore workers' rights.
Igor Bukanksy, the disaffected editor of an Arts magazine, has been passed a novel of rare genius, but to publish it would be an instant death sentence.
Meanwhile the stylish wife of an American diplomat in Paris learns that the mysterious man who shared her bed the night before is a Soviet assassin.
In the great ...
Genre: War Length: 448 Pages (2,603 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Suppose all the monsters in our dark modern world were fought by one innocent man in this angry, funny cross between Dr. Strangelove and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
"Readers should prepare for a wild ride with a lot of laughter. Don of the Q is highly recommended as an original, involving read that pushes the boundaries of comedy, stormy relationships, and social commentary alike." - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"Don of the Q is a much-needed book in these times. It's relevant, diverse, feminist, and LGBTQ-friendly... In this quick and unputdownable read, the American Quixote and his friends touch hearts while being witty." - Risah Salazar, Reader's Favorite Reviews
"Broaches big ideas in bite size pieces and embraces the simplicity of dreamers and madmen." - Greg Sapp, author of the "Holidazed" satires
"makes my soul smile... a lot." - Mad Wilson
"Straight to the heart of the truth, without any clothes on the Emperor himself... Love it!" -- Li Tian, PhD, ...
Previously published as At the Risk of Forgetting
An unexpected pregnancy, by a man wielding sweet words and empty promises, forced Cami to flee from home.
At sixteen, she gathered her torn and tattered heart, determined to construct the best life for her daughter.
Years after settling down in Arrow Creek, West Virginia, her life flourishes in all areas but one--love. She's convinced the sacrifice is necessary to keep her daughter happy and a roof over their heads.
Until she stumbles into her childhood best friend Lawrence 'Law' Briggs at the local coffee shop, and a painful confrontation ensues.
Their long-buried feelings for one another quickly resurface and challenge a carefully constructed reality. Her strength wavers as Law's reappearance exposes half-truths, and memories flood through the barrier.
Her daughter is a gift she'd never regret, even if it meant she lost him forever. Dark secrets hold them apart. The deepest betrayal imaginable.
Years of hurt and suffering can't ...
High Heat M/M Urban Fantasy and Rainbow Award Finalist for Best Transgender Paranormal Fiction
Port Lewis, a coastal town perched on the Washington cliffs, is surrounded by dense woods, and is home to quaint coffee shops, a movie theater, a few bars, two churches, the local college, and witches, of course.
Ryder is a witch with two secrets -- one about his blood and the other about his heart. Keeping the secrets hasn't been a problem, until a tarot reading with his best friend, Liam Montgomery, who happens to be one of his secrets, starts a chain of events that can't be undone.
Dark magic runs through Ryder's veins. The cards have prophesized a magical catastrophe that could shake the foundation of Ryder's life, and a vicious partnership with the one person he doesn't want to risk.
Magic and secrets both come at a cost, and Ryder must figure out what he's willing to pay to become who he truly is.
Left alone at the altar Izzy runs out past the guests leaving them to wonder what happened. Unsure herself what happen to her fiancé; she decides to go on their honeymoon alone to a beautiful beach side hotel; hoping that he will join her and explain why he didn't show up for their wedding. Befriended by a hotel staff member she allows herself to enjoy a tour of the beaches and even a day at the spa before learning the horrifying secret behind his absence.
Genre: Romance Length: 34 Pages (1,639 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Who wouldve thought that a drug dealing drop-out could come between childhood friends Crea McCloud and Fiona Spencer, flipping their lives upside down? When Fiona s new boyfriend, Romero, walks into the picture, Creas Reject Radar begins flashing out of control. But Fiona , blinded by her attraction for bad boys , is too caught up in the fancy cars, shopping sprees and bling to notice that he s just a dead end. She soon discovers that the material things Romero showers her with will cost her a price she won t soon forget. Crea has an issue of her own to address. Her secret crush on Brandon Thomas is becoming a little too much for her to suppress. She s tired of pretending that she s cool with being just friends. Creas ready to reveal her true feelings but there s one major thing standing in her way, Alyssa, Brandon s annoying girlfriend. Complicating matters even further is Creas brother, Vincent, who s convinced that skipping classes, tagging girls, and hanging out with gangsters is ...
Genre: African American Length: 212 Pages (506 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
"There's been another murder" yells the newsboy as he agitates a copy of the Daily News above his head.
Henrietta Jones is tired of being afraid. One by one, women with red hair are vanishing in the small town of Ember only to be found dead in an isolated Hunting Lodge at the back of the local park. Then, one cold, snowy night, a stranger appears on Henrietta's doorstep, looking for a room to rent.
Torn between suspicion, fear, and a desperate need for money, Henrietta welcomes the stranger into her home. But as the body count rises, she watches the strange man living upstairs with eagle eyes, worried that there might be a killer among them. Because Henrietta, like all the dead women, has red hair.
As she impatiently waits for the police to carry out their investigations, Henrietta realizes that danger could be closer than she thought. Her husband, her neighbor, and others around her carry long-submerged secrets that could be putting her in danger. Fearing for her life, she takes ...
"I am going to destroy you," she vowed, the words hot like acid.
Magnus's lip curved up in a smile and showed his glinting canines. "I look forward to seeing you try."
Before she could pull back, the vampire's lips were on hers, rough and forceful, and the world faded into darkness.
When Robin Wright is thrown into the world of ruthless vampire masters, their strongblood slave warriors, caster guilds, and werewolves, she finds herself torn between the clutches of Reykon, a cunning slave beholden to the Vampire Magnus, and Lucidia, a rogue strongblood operating out of a fierce need to protect her half-sister.
In this gripping supernatural romance, worlds collide as an ordinary mission turns into a desperate race against time, an enthralling battle between love and law, and a frantic struggle to survive as destructive forces close in. More than one life hangs in the balance as a mysterious deadline approaches, sinister plans come to light, and dark secrets are exposed.
Rejected by a bitter father with high political ambitions and manipulated
by a hungry wolf in sheep's clothing, Butterfly's greatest desire is to fly
away. Her spineless mother adds to the anguish when she leaves Butterfly to
fend for herself on the cold, unforgiving streets. Like any desperate
hustler, Butterfly gets on her grind and masters a few quick money-making
schemes. For a brief period she enjoys the glitter and romance until her
biggest lie creates a hostile frenemy who shows no mercy.
Soon, Butterfly's troubled life tumbles violently out of control. By chance
she runs into Atwater, the perfect man with the perfect plan to stabilize
her otherwise twisted world. With the lure of power and wealth beyond her
imagination, Atwater entices Butterfly to undertake a part in his shiesty
scams. Her acceptance will usher in what's sure to be a tumultuous storm
that neither of them can escape. Will Butterfly consent to temptation or
fly away to free herself from Atwater's devilish arms?
After losing her memories in a car crash, 17-year-old Tanlie Cole finds herself thrown into a secret world full of vampires, witches, werewolves, mermaids and other dark and mesmerizing creatures hidden from ordinary humans.
Entrusting her life in the hands of Lucas, a 344-year-old vampire with a dark and complicated past. With him, a powerful witch called Lacey and a 146-year-old vampire called Zoe help Tanlie uncover her forgotten past, but what they find could change this secret world as they know it.
Jim Abbott has the chance of a lifetime as he embarks to the Epsilon, a space station high above the planet Noth. As the first West Bulsarian to ever be admitted to the prestigious Epsilon Academy, he'll have to overcome the contempt of the Arlandrians. After the death of a classmate, Jim finds himself caught in the middle of a conspiracy which could restart the war between the two nations.
This is the second book of the Distant Traveler Trilogy and continues the story of the McClure family and their service to the United States as officers in the US Air Force. This book gives a more human side of the grandson, James "Mac" McClure and the impact of growing up raised by his grandparents while his father flew fighter aircraft all over the world.
Finally brought together in a single collection, twelve stories and four drabble trilogies all focused on a single theme: Fear. A man who caused terror in his local village may still have work to do... even though he's dead. Tales of revenge; a disgruntled waiter wants payback; A spider looks to lay her eggs in an unconventional, deadly place; A young lady looking for help is not all she seems to a good Samaritan. A strange man has a message for poor Kevin on a train... while he seems to be melting.
These, and many other strange, terrible tales can be found in these pages.
They say love is the greatest emotion, the strongest of all. But after reading these stories, perhaps that concept can be challenged. For as we all know:
Love Wanes, but Fear is Forever
It is 2021. Eons have passed since the weaving of existence, and Magick, a universal source of energy from the Weaver, has yet to emerge from the ether. That is, until Tristan's 17th Birthday, when True Magick is emitted, unwillingly, from his being. Chaos unfolds as a race begins not to only uncover the mysteries of Magick, but also for long-lasting societies to finally stake their claim at his future and abilities. Who will win out, and how will Tristan manage something that has never happened before? Or will True Magick destroy him and everything that ever was or will be?
Join Tristan as he weaves his way through complex societies while trying to grudgingly grapple with Magick. Joining him are his friends, Alice and Joshua, a few years older and who also partially take care of him since he was orphaned at birth. Simon, Tristan's best and oldest friend also endures challenges that are all inextricably linked to Tristan. In the end, a malevolent force is tugging at all the ...
IN TOO DEEP is the story of former college roommates, Jack Barker and Ben Bowman, who get a cry for help from another college buddy known as the "Weasel". What begins as a spur of the moment road trip in Ben's vintage convertible soon turns into much more as the men find the Weasel held prisoner in a small town jail without bail or criminal charges. After the boys extricate their friend, the sheriff who held him is found stabbed to death in his office, and Jack and Ben are the prime suspects of both the police and the organized crime figures who want the two men for their own reasons. To make things even worse, the Weasel has disappeared! As Jack leads the charge to find the missing friend and solve the case, Ben gets sidetracked into fraternizing with two local beauties. Ben and Jack work with and around the police as the two try, with mostly unconventional methods, to find their missing friend. The search takes them from the glitz of the casino to the deathly quiet of the Florida ...
A shocking crime... An alleged cover up... A TV newsroom in turmoil...
The investigation into a brutal crime plunges veteran newsman Dave Wilson into the biggest, and most personal, story of his career.
Police are convinced they have the right suspect, and Dave agrees. His colleague, beautiful but naïve TV news reporter Sarah Sanchez, thinks otherwise. She believes police are withholding facts, and may even be obstructing justice. With the approval of the station manager, and help from an anonymous source, she begins her own investigation.
Sarah's probe into the crime uncovers new information, but Dave doesn't trust a word she's reporting. Furthermore, the use of an anonymous source hurts ratings and endangers newsroom jobs.
Will Dave finally believe Sarah and her source when they present him with overwhelming evidence? What will happen to the news station's integrity and employees' careers as Sarah continues to pursue the story?
Media Madness is more than a novel. It delivers ...
Genre: Movie Tie-Ins Length: 246 Pages (1,877 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
After four dancers join a circus in Brazil, their idea of life under the Big Top changes forever. Given a tiny, cramped caravan for their six-month contract, they make a pact: to find a man who can take them away from their rust-bucket lifestyle.
Melissa is a hopeless romantic, but can she trust the dashing Ringmaster and his secretive ways, or does he have plans of his own?
Sarah's goal is to remain at the circus, whatever the cost. But why?
Lisa, the youngest in the group, is as naive about the job as she is about life. She is looking for romance, but can she tell the difference between lust and true love?
Wendy's only wish is for a quiet life, but will her disturbing past catch up with her?
Finding themselves outsiders in a Latin American world of female rivalry, magic tricks and murder, they walk a thin tightrope of discovery and learn how to live the nomadic life of circus performers. Amid the trapeze, treachery, and torrid affairs that constitute life in the sawdust strewn ...
On the island of Trinidad, a young woman, Rina Martinez, is asked to be a live-in teacher at Olas Grandes, a mansion perched atop sharp cliffs facing the sea. From the first mention of the house's name Rina remembers reading in the papers about the tragedy that occurred there -- the mistress of the house, Wanda Peron, had mysteriously drowned in a cove below the cliffs. Rina's curiosity isn't satisfied with the story, and she becomes increasingly curious when she finds Wanda's magical diaries, where she discovers untold secrets about the household, including how deeply the mistress was involved in the practice of witchcraft. What is revealed when Rina wades through the magic and mystery that surrounds Olas Grandes not only implicates her, but also her deepening love for the head of household, Brian Peron.
Will Gnà Peppina give her customers what they need, even if it's more than food?
What pleasures can a man indulge in after his wife has put him on a draconian diet?
Who will be able to cook dinner for the family with five euros?
Five humorous short stories ablaze with the Sicilian sunshine, vibrating with the singsongs of the street-sellers, fragrant with the scent of the sea.
Written by Stefania Hartley, The Sicilian Mama.
Don't miss out on the audiobook read by Stefania.
Praise for Fresh from the Sea and other short stories:
Full of atmosphere, fun and warmth. It's an absolutely charming read. - Shirley Blair, Senior Editor of The People's Friend magazine, on the short story Cooking with Franca
"I don't just give them food [... ] I give them what they need!"
So says Gnà Peppina in Stefania Hartley's utterly delightful short story collection, Fresh from the Sea and other stories. The unifying theme is food, but Italian family life is at the heart of this collection and what ...
What else is there for two brothers to inherit when they come from a long line of hard core hustlers? Jason and Darius Jensen find the answer to this question as they learn to grind hard in the streets at a very young age. By chance, a high-level heroin supplier named George partners up with the brothers and loads of money begin falling into their laps. All seems well until a gruesome murder changes Jason's mind about his future. He leaves the lucrative heroin business to become DJ Jay-Roc and quickly makes a name for himself as a popular deejay. No sooner than he creates a top-rated show at the biggest Hip-Hop radio station in the world, Jason learns that the hustle is unavoidable and everything comes with a price.
Darius is ecstatic to bask in what he believes is his natural talent and becomes one of the biggest heroin dealers on the East Coast. He takes on the moniker D-Boy, and like all the true hustlers in his lineage, he lives up to the title. Rich by illegal means and ruthless ...
Genre: African American Length: 212 Pages (1,481 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
For every person that has experienced pain, longing, desire, loneliness or neglect, for those people who struggle with food or their bodies, for the ones who are fighting and conquering depression, anxiety or both, for everyone who has loved and continues to love, who fears love but who also craves it, for anyone who has ever desired, lusted, burned for another, for the individuals, old and young, who have experienced the roller coaster of all of these things at once, Heavy Things is a collection of poetry for you. It is one book with four parts of free-flowing, rhythmic and rhyming poems with no stylistic bounds, that are devoted to you and telling your story. Heavy Things will bring tears, smiles and invigorated applause. It will seduce you carefully and make your heart skip. These poems will tell you more about yourself than even you knew. These poems are for you.
Determined, strong and compassionate, you won't get enough of Alexandra Marie Peyne.
After a troubled youth, Marie has finally found balance in her life. Or so she thought. But when her husband's body turns up dead in a warehouse, everything she worked so hard to achieve crumbles. The police are searching in the wrong places and her friends seem too ready to forget. But she can't have another question unanswered, not again. And just like that she goes back to her old ways.
However, this time is different. She's not a teenager anymore and she has a life to protect, but is sheer determination enough to solve this mystery? It better be, because she's the only one determined enough to find out the truth, as painful as it might be.
Alexandra Marie Peyne's intriguing mystery, and the set of well defined and interesting characters will leave you wanting more. Peyne and Truth is the first novel on a new mystery series.
What the readers are saying:
"Intriguing from the beginning and ...
The Pact, The Lie, and The Truth: winners of the International Book Award, ABA Literary Excellence Award for Mystery/Suspense, and Wise Bear Books Award for Military/Mystery
JUST HOW DEEP DOES THE LIE GO?
A new President. A new team. A scandalous lie. In the latest of the Celia Kelly series, the Naval Commander finds herself caught up in political intrigue as the next mystery has her questioning everything. The President's inexplicable past brings deception and danger into the White House.
Death hits close to home as Celia directs a mission that collapses with the loss of a SEAL. After returning home Kelly discovers the new President may have had something to do with the mission's failure. As secrets begin to unravel, they run over everyone in their path. The price will be high as Kelly and her teams finally uncover the truth. And just when you think that it's over... it's not!
They killed her man. Now she wants revenge...
HIT AND RUN, by Kindle Storyteller Award nominee, and best-selling crime author, Andy Maslen, drags you heart and soul into DI Stella Cole's brutal world of conspiracy, revenge and cold-blooded murder...
Stella, Richard and baby Lola. A perfect family. Stella's a high-flying cop and Richard's legal work aims to expose corruption in high places. But powerful people want Richard dead, and they don't care who gets in the way. In a calculated act of violence, the family is torn apart and Stella is plunged into a nightmare of grief, barely surviving on alcohol and pills.
A year later, after compassionate leave, she starts to pick apart the original investigation into the hit and run that left her a widow. Her shocking discovery forces her into a dangerous world of lies and cover-ups where the law doesn't apply. And the only rule is kill or be killed.
As Stella closes in on the people who really killed her husband, they fight back, freeing ...
Is the evil lurking in Sunshine House human or something much worse?
Once an exclusive Hollywood hotel catering to the likes of Rudolf Valentino and other great stars of the Silent Film Era, the Bockerman Hotel now is the Sunshine House, an assisted living home for seniors.
And its residents are dying... in droves.
Sara Caine, paranormal investigator, couldn't believe she got an invitation to hunt for ghosts in the most haunted building in all of Los Angeles, The Sunshine House. Her excitement turns to horror as the mysteries of Sunshine House reveal themselves to be more terrifying then she could have ever imagined.
The Haunting of Sunshine House is the first book in a creepy new Supernatural Suspense series that will have your spine tingling. If you like Darcy Coates, Amy Cross or Bill Thompson, then you'll love The Haunting of Sunshine House by Dominika Best.
Buy yourself a copy, grab a hot cocoa and turn down the lights. You're in for a thrilling ride with Sara Caine in The ...
In the spring of 1914 the ominous but barely visible shadow of war is falling on Europe. Inadvertently wandering into Greece's febrile subterranean atmosphere of intrigue and espionage, Alex Cronin finds himself involved in a lethal political plot; and is presented with the chance to deflect the continent from its catastrophic course. Here finally is an opportunity to pursue his long-held ambition to emulate the achievements of his father and brother, and to make his own mark on the world. But he is set on resolving a disconcerting family enigma; and is preoccupied with his fervent love for a mysterious French countess. It soon becomes clear that however he orders these competing concerns the consequences are likely to be fatal.
In a Mitchneresque manner the author carries the reader on a historically accurate fictional adventure of plantation life and slavery from the Revolutionary to just after the Civil War.
The story revolves around a slave, Toby, and the only son of the plantation owner, Charles Cole. The two grow up as best friends on the same plantation. One knows only poverty and abuse while the other grows up with every opportunity afforded to the affluent class in pre-civil war south.
In a misguided twist Charlie whips Toby and the Toby runs off.
The story follows Toby north to Rochester, NY and how he makes a life for himself.
The story also tracks Charlie (Charles now) through his education at West Point under the leadership of Colonel Robert Lee and then out west as Lt. and Mrs. Charles Cole travel on their adventures in West Texas and then California.
In these travels, Lt. and Mrs. Cole quickly notice the hypocrisy of the northerner officers and Church in their treatment of the local ...
A team of dedicated geologists is called to a meeting at Head Office that will change all of their lives forever.
The expedition seems straightforward enough at first. It was nothing more challenging than anything else they had faced as a team before.
Harsh weather conditions, cold, the environmental challenges. They were a professional group of people, but this was different to anything else for one simple fact and would turn out to be the biggest challenge or obstacle they would ever have to overcome. They had a limited window of opportunity in which to reach their objective. The success of the assignment hinged on being as professional and expedient as possible. What they hadn't bargained on was the cause of the events that would unfold about them.
A change in events leading to the death of many good friends and the probable failure of their objective with disastrous consequences for all involved and maybe has an impact on the wider world and humanity.
The extreme weather ...
A lot can happen in ten days...
From the Pullman porter binder, "The Pullman porter has the privilege of serving elite guests. He stands quietly waiting to serve, listening for the smallest rustle, aware of the slightest nod or watching for eyes averted from a conversation in his direction signaling that the guest was in need of the porter's attention."
The first Pullman porters were hired for their looks and for their familiarity with serving privileged White people. The men had to be as close to jet black as possible, reinforcing the closely held stereotypes a likely Pullman passenger would bring on board. The porter also had to have a broad, almost startlingly white smile and an "attitude that shows he understood the privilege of serving."
Everett, an experience Pullman porter, had a split second to note and memorize the on boarding family's name. In the same split second, the porter determined if the passenger was Old or New Money and decided in which luxury car they should ...
Genre: African American Length: 68 Pages (972 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Harleigh's hospital is a full house. Her patients need help, hugs and sometimes just some heartfelt hospitality. However, when she encounters a hungry hippo named Hector, Harleigh will need all hands on deck!
Genre: Medical Length: 17 Pages (10,603 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
AN ANTHOLOGY OF SUPERNATURAL HORROR
A hard-partying preacher's daughter is driving drunk and gets into a car crash.During her near death experience she is ordered to return to life and fight the forces of evil at her college... disbelieving at first, she soon discovers a Satanic cult at work at her school and goes to protect her friends by those she believes to be demon possessed.
THE GIRL FROM HADES
Pastor Jacob and his wife struggle to make their way in Wild West, praying nightly for a miracle to happen as his wife cannot conceive. One night, a stage coach barrels into their yard and inside is a dead man and a baby. His wife insists on keeping the baby, believing that God has delivered him to them. A few months go by and then a mysterious woman appears in town, looking for her child She's a demon, a succubus, and wants her the baby back for a sacrifice. But the pastor and his wife won't give up the child without a fight.
THE LAST EXORCISM
Scout is a ...
There is a world filled with intrigue, magic and exotic races... Leonie is the only one of her kind, and she needs to find out why.
She is a shadowy figure - as any half-feline, half-human thief should be. On the cut-throat streets of Delta, various ruthless cults are after her knowledge, the local assassins' guild wants her blood - even her dead enemies keep coming after her.
And this is a good day!When Leonie escapes the city to join her smuggling shapechanger friend on his quest, she learns more than she wanted to know - not only about her uncanny abilities... but her true origins. Life doesn't get easier. Regardless of her fire-balling and wyvern-riding abilities, or her new telepathic allies, her enemies are always there, waiting...
Join Leonie and all her weird but wonderful friends in not only surviving mounting hazards and evil enemies, but also travelling between worlds.
You want time-travel, prophecy, heroic women, magic and a dystopian Earth? No problem.
What more could ...
The Henricksen brothers have been witnesses to some of western history's biggest moments, survived encounters with evil mining moguls, and observed the brutality of life on the frontier. Now, with that frontier quickly vanishing around them, they've invested heavily in the ranching industry. After living a full decade in peace and relative obscurity, a vengeful remnant from their past has caught up to them.
Anchoring a small but defiant force of ranchers and cattlemen, they take their final stand against a force ten times their number led by Thomas Branscombe, brother of the man they killed in self-defense years earlier. Branscombe is the most organized, intimidating, unstable threat Zephram and John Henricksen have ever faced. Now, with the future of their family hanging in the balance but tragedy fueling their resolve, the odds seem as impossible as they've ever been...
The sweeping conclusion to Michael D. Abbott's acclaimed Western Wind Series, "Wyoming Wind" takes readers from ...
Genre: Westerns Length: 216 Pages (1,757 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Sixteen-year-old Pennecott Stamp lives to watch the vitality drain out of dying animals before using them as hand puppets, but he'd much rather watch a human die. If only he could be sure he'd get away with it.
When Mr. Hodges, one of the most powerful men in town, proposes eliminating trick or treating in an effort to squash the rash of entitlement he perceives in local youth, 17-year-old Gavin Harper fears the proposal could affect the annual Halloween haunt he and his friends build every year.
As Mr. Hodges converts more people to his cause and protests break out on either side of the issue, Pennecott sees a town distracted enough to be caught unaware. While Gavin and his friends design their most elaborate Halloween maze to date, Pennecott designs a catastrophic explosion of violence that brings them all together on Halloween night.
After robbing the royal palace of an ancient empire on the brink of collapse, Koujo is on the run from the imperial army with his team. Koujo must navigate the perils of leadership and political brinkmanship as he avoids the ever-present threat of execution at the hands of the empire.
All while he attempts to accomplish his ultimate goal of building an army to conquer the empire and prevent a looming bloody civil war. If he succeeds, he saves the world, prevents a war and becomes the most powerful man alive. If he fails, he'll be executed for treason, the empire falls and millions die.
Set in a fictional world inspired by real Pan-African histories, empires and cultures, like the Malian, Ashanti, and Abyssinian empires as well as Great Zimbabwe, Kilwa Kisiwani, Ile Ife and many more, The Redemption of Storms is an African epic fantasy made for people who have been craving a story with the political machinations of the Game of Thrones (ASOIAF) series, set in a world like Black Panther. ...
Genre: African American Length: 359 Pages (1,097 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
We must always find time to read a short story to our children,
We must always find ways to capture their attention and let them know how important they are to us.
Five minutes... what do you want them to be?!
They are a treasure in the midst of hectic days, constant running, a thousand things to do, thoughts to escape from.
Cut out a moment to dedicate to Them and You, jump, play and run through these little stories suitable for all children.
Bring your ear closer and I'll tell you a secret: "make the voices to the characters... the magic will be even more beautiful".
Short stories that thanks to your voice and your closeness will bring your child closer to the world of reading.
I am sure that your little love will go to sleep with sparks in his eyes but they will never be as bright as the smile you will have when you look at him...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 101 Pages (748 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Perfect for fans of Stephen King, The Twilight Zone, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! This surprise collection by Kayla Joy contains eleven terrifying tales from an alternate dimension where anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Included in this collection: The Screaming Door, Old Nick's Grocery, The Good Girl's Reflection, and Til Death, and more!
The Screaming Door: June's twin brother Charlie has disappeared during a game of Hide-and-Seek, and only she can hear his screams from somewhere in the house.
The Life of One Richard Dennis: Richard Dennis recieves his life story in the form of a book. Intrigued, he skips to the end.
The Muse: A reclusive artist has unusual painting methods.
Victoria: Elise is about to get away with the murder of her best friend, until Victoria's ghost returns with a vengeance.
The Death Rite: One person a year is voted on to die in a ritual murder to encourage each other to be better.
The Good Girl's Reflection: The reflections we see in ...
Kevin Carpenter cannot understand why a loving God would take his mother from him. His father, Richard, has tried to help his learning disabled son understand God's will, but Kevin is angry with God and wants to go to heaven to talk with him and see his mother.
When Kevin's father unearths an ancient spaceship on his farm, Kevin is mesmerized by the ship and learns that it is from Elysium, the home of God. Elee, the ship's computer has transformed Kevin and his school friends into genius pilots and convinces them to return her to Elysium.
Having attained new knowledge and understanding, the teenagers are faced with evil at every turn. They embark on an adventure that will bring them in contact with forces that could cost them their lives. Growing in knowledge and power, they become closer to each other, learning the meaning of love and honor.
Five mentally handicapped teenagers are faced with the task of overthrowing evil and bringing peace to God's home. Searching for God is not ...
Franklin and Maxine are a young married couple. Though they have not been married very long they have secrets between each other. Frank has been seeing Joe who is falling in love with Frank by the day and is getting irritated with sharing Frank with his wife. Franklin grew up in the church, so he battles with his feelings for Joe and keeping his marriage intact.
Bishop Nelson is one of Atlanta's most prominent ministers. He ends up on the front-page news when one of the church members he allows to stay at his house tells the press about a strap-on dildo that was found at his home. This brings the Bishop's and First Lady Veronica Nelson's spirituality into question. Is what they are doing spiritually or morally right?
Jordan is a foster kid that Bishop Nelson has decided to mentor. When Bishop Nelson finds out that Jordan is being mistreated in his foster home, he wrestles with how to handle the news and how best to help Jordan through his abuse.
Genre: African American Length: 130 Pages (949 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Hearts Bruise Never Break is a poetry collection that entails the journey of healing following a breakup. This poetry book has three chapters: bruised, mending, and healed. This cycle to healing encompasses poems and prose about pain, growth, change, and empowerment.
Picking up three weeks after book one, it's Jack and his gang's first overnight stay at Moray Middle but this overnight adventure turns out to be more than they bargained for when it's interrupted by an enemy from the past, a missing boy and a mysterious treasure that could change the face of piracy forever!
William Bradford runs Vonn pharmaceuticals with an iron fist. His son, Taylor, is in line to take over, but dear old Dad isn't ready to relinquish the reins. Tired of waiting, young Bradford strikes an unholy alliance with billionaire tycoon Ken Curtis to move things along. Nashville private investigator Huston Grant, along with his girl 'Friday' Gwen, find themselves caught up in the intrigue.
From the neon lights of Vegas, to a mountaintop in Colorado and finally winding up in New York City, the two business titans employ hit men who leave a trail of bodies behind them. Can Huston and Gwen find the answers before someone else turns up dead?
The third in the Huston Grant series, SIDE EFFECT MURDER offers a heart-pounding look at the inside of Big Pharma... and the lengths some are willing to go in order to protect their interests.
Baby is on the run. His country has been annexed, horrors roam the wastelands, and now that he has made a terrible mistake, he knows he can never go home.
When he meets Victory, it's a blessing.
Victory has been on the Blue Road for years. Victory is smart. Victory is cruel. She takes him in, and it might be the one chance of survival Baby has.
But the comet has passed. The world is changing, and Victory is at the centre of the storm. Saving himself is hard enough - now, Baby might have to save her, too.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 289 Pages (645 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
This poetry collection addresses both the beautiful and not so beautiful aspects of humanity. It addresses various mental health topics, including fear, anger, joy, happiness, love, heartbreak, self-loathing, and growth.
A unique and intimate memoir about adoption, prejudice and shared destiny, thousands of miles from home.
For years Ruth Spira never even dreamed of motherhood and children. She was left a young widow when her husband was killed in Israel's Yom Kippur war in 1973, and she chose not to remarry.
At the age of forty something began to stir within -- the desire to become a mother made itself increasingly heard with each passing day. Her age and the decision to stop long and draining fertility treatments, eventually lead her to the other side of the world - to Vietnam.
In an honest and moving book, Ruth describes the process she went through -- from the moment she decided to adopt, through the difficult months she spent in Vietnam, the immediate connection between her and her new baby, Lien, and the process of acclimation back home, along with other hurdles she encountered.
This extraordinary book raises important and essential questions about parenthood, cross-border and ...
Nothing in the Mirror is a collection of twenty-one short stories of varying genre and length, but they are all so unpredictable I dare you to guess how they will end before reading the last page. Twists and turns and the ending you least expect is what unites the various genres in this book.
There is something for everyone; crime, mystery, thrillers, romance, funny, speculative fiction and a host more genres.
Can a game cost you your life? Is it dangerous to buy a newspaper or book? Do mirrors lie? All these questions and more are answered in these intriguing stories.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 350 Pages (652 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Odessa Black: college student, grilled cheese aficionado, best friends with an overgrown jungle-cat, and officially screwed.
In Odessa's world, supernaturals come in two forms: feeders and manipulators. They live among humans, but mostly stick to their own realm in the Veil, a place outside the mortal world that obeys its own physical laws. Or at least they used to.
While Odessa has no powers herself, beyond the inexplicable -- and seemingly useless -- ability to identify those who do, she lives happily and chaotically on the fringe of the supernatural world. Perfectly okay with her outsider glimpse into Veil life, Odessa would like nothing more than to finish her degree and figure out what the hell she wants to do with the rest of her life.
But, no such luck. Her everyday life is disrupted by the arrival of new supes in town who seem hell-bent on turning everything upside down. Between Jax, the irresistible seduction-feeder who has no interest in leaving her alone, and Soren, the ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 245 Pages (1,663 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
Jack Daniel's Whiskey sole responsibility was to make sure the ranch operated at a profit and he was damn good at his job. That's because he much preferred sitting behind a desk crunching numbers than dealing with people. He left that up to his brothers and sister. So, when he was tasked with helping the newest employee, Annette Hannah become assimilated to life on Whiskey Ranch, JD wanted nothing to do with the responsibility, much less the woman and her young toddler.
Only when Annette is injured JD finds himself having to help take of both mother and son.
The last thing Annette wanted to be to anyone again was a burden. She'd done that to her brother time and time again. All she wanted was a fresh start for her, and her son and the Whiskey family had given her that chance. Working as a horse trainer, she wanted to impress her new bosses, but the wild horse had other plans, and Annette ended up in the ER with a broken wrist and a sprained ankle. Once again, she had to rely on ...
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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.
Bad Boy Athlete: I dare you to... Delaney Shaw: Who is this?
The late night text is random, but "Bad Boy Athlete" sure seems to know who she is...
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.
His dare? Spend one night in his bed--a night he promises will be unforgettable--and she can solve the mystery of who he is.
She knows she shouldn't, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine's Day? One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret's out.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.
Too bad for him Delaney's sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.
But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney's heart. She isn't one to be fazed ...
When gods and superheroes fall in love, it takes gods and supervillains to keep them apart.
Powerful alliances from both Daniel and Nina's pasts are about to rip apart the fabric of time. Dark, tragic days loom close as those plans come to fruition. Meanwhile, Nina and Daniel struggle to explore the boundaries between passion and possessiveness, duty and desire. They are gambling with much more than their future together. This is a race for the survival of history, itself, and their pasts are about to catch up with them.
History is about to end before it has begun
PART 3 PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY SERIES
Can another tragedy be avoided?Everyone knows the Legend, but very few know it all-of how the Watch came to be, and with it a fearsome Curse.
I never believed in the paranormal. Curses, enchantments, lucky amulets, evil spirits, angels, demons, Heaven, and Hell - all this meant nothing more than fantasies found between the covers of a book.
What changed my mind? A new job at a museum.
Getting used to the new place was at very least awkward, but life went back to normal; more or less.
Things become genuinely complicated with the discovery of a very unlikely connection -- me, from the present, and a young woman from the 19th-century named Leah. Capable of taking over her body when Leah agrees, l get to discover hidden lies, mistakes, and foolish ambitions, which if left alone can destroy the future.
But, how can I face this situation when my own heart is about to get stolen by the surprising charm of the past?
A celebrity skier longing for a break from the spotlight and a billionaire bachelor with the perfect island in mind to make all her wishes come true...
Expert skier Warren "Dash" Spangler agrees to return to his family's island resort to help transform it into a skiing wonderland for sweethearts. There's only one catch. His billionaire father wants a celebrity endorsement for their new black diamond slopes by Christmas, and that's only a month away.
Jovie Cyrus, a championship skier, is looking for a much-needed break from the competitive circuit and the paparazzi. When an invitation arrives to spend a working vacation on a new set of slopes in Alaska -- with zero media coverage until after the holidays when her endorsement goes live -- she can't resist.
But when she arrives at the luxury resort, she discovers the world's most elusive extreme skier is already out there testing the new lanes. Determined to finally face off with the man who's been challenging her world records from ...
Paul and Angelina are old friends who dated in college, briefly, years ago, and recently reconnected via email. During their correspondence, they realized that they both regretted not taking up with each other back then, especially given their difficult and tumultuous first marriages after college.When Angelina is killed, she is offered a choice of what to do next and opts to have both of them return to when she and Paul first arrived at college and do it over again... while remembering what happened to them over the years. They make many changes in the way they live their lives and find true happiness together. Although they don't repeat those mistakes they made before, they definitely find new ones to experience and explore.
Grizz is about to break all of the rules for something he never imagined he would be risking... His heart.
Rachel Bennett has spent her entire life reaching for her dreams to dance professionally, and has come close enough that she's content with where she is. Enter Grizz McCarthy, one of her brother's best friends and a member of the beloved Belltown Six Pack. Ranked as one of the hottest pro athletes of the year, Rachel finds there is so much more to Grizz than that, and soon he has her reaching for more.
Rachel should be off limits for David "Grizz" McCarthy. That's a universally accepted fact, courtesy of his bond with his brothers in the Six Pack. But the more time he spends with Rachel, the less he cares about that fact, and what it could do to his friendships.
Welcome to Belltown! Six baseball players meet in the college town of Belltown, Massachusetts, becoming best friends, their lives intertwining as they each get called up to the Major Leagues.
Follow Sawyer, Cole, ...
For most of his adult life Alduce has kept to the shadows... until now.
His passion to complete 'The Atlas of Dragons' -- the definitive guide to dragon lore -- consumes him and he must emerge from the safety of his studies to face the world once more.
After years of research he has discovered the secret to unlocking the fabled gateways, powered by a legendary lost metal known only as Flaire.
Risking his life on an experiment fraught with danger, he embarks on an unimaginable journey to another world, where dragons are real.
He will forge an unlikely new friendship and face the ultimate test to his humanity, changing his life forever.
His voyage of self-discovery leads to lies, deception and betrayal that threaten to destroy everything he has strived to achieve.
Will Alduce find the answers he seeks?
Can he learn from his mistakes and find redemption?
Or will he choose the path of destruction?
Genre: Fantasy Length: 343 Pages (533 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
A story of love and political intrigue, set against the backdrop of the English
hunting shires and the streets of Victorian London and post-revolutionary Paris.
When Harriet Howard becomes Louis Napoleon's mistress and financial backer and appears at his side in Paris in 1848, it is as if she has emerged from nowhere. How did the English daughter of a Norfolk boot-maker meet the future Emperor? Who is the mysterious Nicholas Sly and what is his hold over Harriet?
Can Harriet meet her obligations and return to her former life and the man she left behind? What is her involvement with British Government secret services? Can Harriet's friend, jockey Tom Olliver, help her son Martin solve his own mystery: the identity of his father?
The central character is Harriet Howard and the action takes place between 1836 and 1873. The plot centres on Harriet's relationships with Louis Napoleon and famous Grand National winning jockey, Jem Mason. The backdrop to the action includes significant ...
Trouble is brewing in this Halloween culinary cozy mystery with a Greek twist!
A packed week of Halloween celebrations promises to be a treat for Callie's Kitchen in scenic downtown Crystal Bay, Wisconsin. Greek-American eatery owner Callie Costas and her hard-working crew are gearing up for a charity costume gala, Halloween walk and spooky skeleton contest. But treats turn to tricks when a new employee at a friend's tea shop is found dead, and Callie finds herself drawn into a murky brew of motives and murder suspects.
As if things weren't scary enough, Callie's old flame turns up and stirs the pot with a plan to develop a sprawling shopping mall that could threaten not only Callie's Kitchen, but the town's entire small business scene.
Will Callie help save her business and uncover a stew of simmering secrets before she becomes the killer's next victim?
Scroll up to download this page-turning Halloween cozy mystery! Traditional Greek and comfort food recipes from Callie's ...
Betrayal is worse than slaughter. That's what Antonio Ameen Felder always instilled in his friends. When a murder at the prison threatens to incarcerate them all for life, one man decides to sacrifice himself to free the others. All he asks in return is for his family to be taken care of. Luther Khadafi Fuller is the leader of the recently freed trio.
He takes his two friends, Boo and Umar on a ride they will never forget through the streets of DC. Take a ride with these three men as they make love and money, while trying not to forget the man they left behind. When one wrong move causes things to spiral out of control, can their bond survive the viciousness of the streets? Will their lives be spared? Or will their promises to each other be forgotten? The Ultimate Sacrifice is a story of love, life, money, sex, betrayal and murder. This is a page turner that you won t be able to put down.
Genre: African American Length: 280 Pages (536 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry comes a small town, fake relationship romance.
Genevieve Daylee didn't expect to be standing in front of a judge on her twenty-seventh birthday. But ever since her life became entangled with a former motorcycle gang, she's learned not to expect anything but trouble.
Her mother, a woman she once admired and adored, is gone, leaving behind a trail of secrets and lies. She's living in a tiny apartment above a garage owned by her brother, a man who loathes her very existence. And the father she met beside her mother's grave is as much of a stranger as Isaiah Reynolds, the broken man with soulless eyes standing beside her in front of the judge.
Isaiah is her protector from the murderer at large in Clifton Forge. Though he's more like a riven knight in dented armor than a prince on a white stallion. She knows next to nothing about him, other than he works as a mechanic. As of tonight, he'll be sharing her bathroom.
And, according to the ...
From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes an all new paranormal romance set in the mystical city of New Orleans...
I am never alone. Not even when I am alone.
I see the unquiet dead, the souls that wander through the French Quarter.
They can't move on, and I can't stop seeing them.
I wear malachite for protection, and I control what I let in. It's the only way to stay sane. Everything changes the day Cassian Winslow joins my ghost walking tour and knocks my world off its axis with green eyes the color of the stone around my neck.
An unspeakable evil is loose in New Orleans, taking young women and leaving a bloodbath in his wake. More shadows lurking for me. More unhappy dead. There might be a way to stop it.
Open myself up to Cassian.
If I do, it could spell his death.
But if I don't, it's mine.
Most people think accountants are boring. Carly Turnquist is about to prove them wrong. Join Carly, a forensic accountant, as she gets involved with a mystery business that threatens her quiet East Coast town, embezzled money, a missing mayor, and several attempts on her life. Will she live long enough to reveal who the killer is?
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"This utterly original novel expertly blends profound supernatural terror, swashbuckling action, honest human emotion, brutal violence, and blunt good humor. The smartest, scariest, and most surprising book I've read in ages."
-- Pinckney Benedict
The Black Palace -- some have called it a hidden fortress, others a labyrinth of myth, a trackless mystery. And even the witches, who built it and keep it shut, fear that through the ages it has come alive. But tonight, a sleek field agent in the Witchfinders Union, DiFranco, leads her supernatural SWAT team on a raid inside to find one of their own, bringing along a witch's young maidservant as their prisoner-guide. Yet once across that uncanny threshold, they must confront another world of grand secrets, where strange destinies are woven with theirs, where other desires are at work. They soon learn that you don't get into the Black Palace unless it wants you in, and the same goes for getting out.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 364 Pages (3,852 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020
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'Suspense is more or less guaranteed' - The Observer
Midwinter in London's plush Eaton Square, and Philip, a sickly ten-year-old boy is left in the charge of the house staff. But danger lurks, as the staff - a chauffeur and a maid - have their own plans for Philip now his mother is gone. With the help of a former French paramilitary terrorist of the Algerian War, they intend to kidnap the boy and hold him for ransom.
In an unforeseen twist, however, Philip takes his own little adventure, and unwittingly brings home a black mamba, one of the world's most venomous snakes... Dr Marion Stowe, a researcher at the Institute for Toxicology, knows there's been a mistake when she finds a house snake in place of a mamba among her latest deliveries. Tracking it down, she alerts the police to the odd events taking place inside the house on Eaton Square.
It's a job for London's toughest hostage-negotiator and infamous siege-breaker, Detective Chief Superintendent William Bulloch. But even his ...
Tanisha Hopkins a.k.a. Tiny dreams of living the glamorous life by any means necessary. A bona fide, certified, authentic material girl in every sense of the description, Tiny is Feenin to live life fast and furious and has found the perfect man to make all her dreams a reality. But everything that glitters isn t always gold. Meeting her match, Roscoe proves to be a disaster in the making. A hustler with a dream, a scheme, and his hand in the mix of everything. Tiny quickly learns why many people not only despise Roscoe, but fear him too. As treachery, murder and mayhem collide in this masterfully penned novel, will Tiny learn that Roscoe is a force to be reckoned with before it s too late? Or will she get a shocking wake-up call that has her knocking at death s door?
Genre: African American Length: 192 Pages (1,902 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 1st, 2020