Emily Gray returns to the lakeside community of Baxter, Maine, expecting a peaceful week in her family's island cottage. Instead, she and her high school crush, Nate Holman, discover the body of Henry Derbin, an elderly island resident. Amid rekindling her old friendship with Nate and trying to make sense of the murder, Emily shares her faith with an old schoolmate. When a second body turns up, the cottagers on Grand Cat Island are frightened and baffled. Is this why Mr. Derbin forbade everyone from going on his land? Can Emily and ...
Chained below deck, 18-year-old James Tedder listens to the sobs of his fellow prisoners. Putting his hand over his nose to filter the vile smells, James wonders how life on the other side of the world could ever be worth living.
Sarah Blay watches the convict ship Indefatigable begin its voyage to the other side of the world with her husband, and his friend James Tedder, on board. One year later, Sarah bundles up her three small sons and says a final goodbye to her mother, and follows her husband to Van ...
While trying to put the past behind him, surgeon Richard Kurtz finds himself swept up into another murder investigation
The murder of his former girlfriend, Sharon Lee, has been solved, and surgeon Richard Kurtz has finally managed to put the past behind him, settling back into a routine of teaching medical students and residents and taking care of patients. He has a new love interest in graphic artist Lenore Brinkman and life has seemingly returned to normal when Rod Mahoney, an anatomy professor at Staunton College of Medicine, is ...
Another nail-biting horror novella from the Queen of Scream
When five-year-old Winnie finds a little bird that is hurt, she wants to take it in and take care of it. Her mother is reluctant. She is terrified of birds. As she rightfully should be...
The Bird is a short story from The Queen of Scream. A quick and scary read, as only Willow Rose can deliver it.
Grab your copy today.
She's not looking for a man. And he's not looking for a family. But somehow, they find each other.
Ever since Amber found herself a single mom, she's struggled to provide the comforts of life for her and her young daughter. When the opportunity to become co-owner of the wedding planning company she works for arises, Amber knows it's just what she needs to set herself up as an independent woman.
Of course she doesn't count on Tyson, the local hotel manager who sweeps her off her feet. Amber is the kind of girl he's always dreamed ...
***Steamy Dragon Shifter***
Laila Mason lives by two simple rules. There are monsters everywhere, and the only thing she can rely on is her trusty dagger.
The only life Laila Mason has ever known is the rough streets. It is all she will ever know. So, when offered her dream, a Prince and a castle. What girl could say no?
Flint discovers that family obligations are not the only reason for this fierce need to protect Laila. There is something more between them. Of course it is all at risk if she ever discovers his secret.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality ...
POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION BY JERRY D. YOUNG
The Dark Times Part One- The Beginning
THE TWELVE GROUPS. YOU KNOW THEIR NAMES
They are etched deeply in the new history books. things in common. First is the need to take care of themselves and their loved ones. Second is a sense of independence. Third is a willingness to work hard to achieve their objectives. Fourth, and fortunately for the human race, they all possess an understanding of history and the way history relates to possible futures. Last, but certainly not least, is the ...
Bestselling author R WK Clark offers this wild, powerful and disturbing thriller about an evil that exists far beyond the galaxy.
Though they say one day our youth will inherit the Earth; if Josh and Kamryn can't put their hacking skills to good use and eliminate the threat, there will be no Earth to inherit.
A riveting and unforgettable story of a world engulfed in mayhem as humanity makes its last stand against unholy destruction.
This particular novel, 'Overtaken,' was the second book that I have written and ...
When the back door is accidentally left open, little Tommy ventures outdoors. He wanders away from home and gets lost. He is rescued by Dan, the Ice Cream Man.Will Tommy ever be reunited with his family or will he stay with Dan? Find out what happens in this delightful children's storybook.
Olivia Brannan never expected an ordinary workday to turn into a nightmare. She thought nothing could make her happier than having Dain as her husband. Her hard-core, intense alpha male. Protective to the extreme. Commanding -- in and out of the bedroom. Her soul mate. They have everything they ever wanted. Or, almost everything. Until today.
Today, she found out she's pregnant. And unknowingly walked into a roomful of killers.
Ten years. That's how long Dain has lived his dream life. His wife is the partner he always wanted, in ...
"It's time to get a taste of what I'm paying for."
One look at her walking through the halls of my office has me hooked.
She's my new secretary and she'll have to obey my every command.
Follow my strict dress code.
And there's no experience required, in fact, her inexperience is preferred.
Because I'm going to show her how a real alpha boss does it.
I'm going to show her why they call me Mr. CEOooooooo.
You down with OTT? This is an Olivia T. Turner book, which means it features a possessive and totally obsessed Over The Top ...
"Brilliantly engaging and authentic language"
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For Danny, a young American residing in Athens, Greece, life is all but an eternal present. Traumatized by the past and scared of the future, he leads an enigmatic existence sharing a rundown apartment with Yasir and Nazim, two illegal immigrants who try to continue their long journey to Germany. Danny's best friend is Sophia, a young British-Greek woman that clearly desires more than a friendship.
The turning point ...
This first book in The Val & Kit Mystery Series introduces Realtor Valerie Pankowski and her best friend since childhood, Kit James. Val, who has just signed her divorce papers and a lease on a new apartment, receives a call from a prospective client, Mavis Woodstock (a vaguely familiar name). Mavis insists she has to sell her house as quickly as possible, but then doesn't keep her scheduled appointment. Kit, whose glamour belies her bold and often brash ways, remembers Mavis from their school days, an unattractive girl who was ...
Joe Gunn and crew find themselves on the bloody frontlines of the Vampire/Banshee war raging in the shadows. Conspiracy and betrayal seethes around them as they try to protect Seattle from the deadliest conflict that they have ever faced...
Bill Edwards, an ex-mental health therapist, was in unfamiliar territory when he embarked on a new career in environmental sales with his Uncle Larry. He thought he would be leaving crazy behind for a dream career. He didn't know he was jumping into a murky and lucrative business with powerful people who were willing to do anything for million dollar purchase orders.
The order of life begins to unwind when Uncle Larry hires a new sales associate, Melissa, a flirtatious and sexy redhead with a mysterious past. Things turn deadly when ...
The Most Gripping Mystery & Detective Medical Thriller you will ever read!
For fans of Lee Child, Kathy Reich, Tess Gerritsen. The Story: the Orlando File is a fast paced thriller, based upon the latest state-of-the-art discoveries in genetics and stem-cell research. The result is a truly scientific adventure but with a thrilling twist.
When Kerrin Graham, a retired cop and now an investigative journalist with the Washington Post, receives a call in the middle of the night, his life is about to be turned upside ...
A rare moment of weakness. A burning desire impossible to deny. Forbidden words I should never have spoken...
Seven years ago, I confessed my darkest secret to my brother's girlfriend.
When she broke up with him and walked out of our lives, she took my secret with her.
But, with my band set to go on tour around the world, I have a problem. I need a nanny for my autistic daughter. And unfortunately, Viola Starr, my brother's ex, is the perfect fit.
Now, there is no escaping her. Or our past.
Especially when my brother seems ...
Thoughts of death are natural when life is pretty depressing, but what happens when accidentally, the intention becomes a reality?
The 16-year-old Noga is an intelligent young woman, though a bit depressive, who feels contempt for her parents and their bourgeois way of life.
These confusing emotions lead her to make a decision from where there is no way back.
She finds herself in an abandoned house where her steps leave no marks nor can her fingers wipe the dust off the antique furniture.
Very soon she discovers there are five ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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In the apocalyptic fallout of the burned world, the screecher is a massive beast evolved to kill and built for survival. One screecher abandons its home among the crushed remnants of a city and moves to explore the wider world. Unbeknownst to it, one of its surviving nephews decides to tag along.
Far away, across the dusty sand dunes, three men flee the smoldering ashes of their community along with their regrets, looking for a new place to survive.
These two stories, of screechers and humans, alternate and dance around each other ...
A mesmerizing and mystical tale about two angel factions in a six thousand year conflict over human souls.
"If you like drama, romance, betrayal, angels & demons, secrets, and magical powers then this series is for you!"
"D.F. Jones is absolutely brilliant! I have said it before, and I will say it again! The Ditch Lane Diaries series is really something special!"
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If there's one thriller you must read this year, this is it! A gripping, page turning thriller from an author everyone is falling in love with!
The Assassin's Gift is a tense, eye-opening thriller that will sweep you up and whisk you away on a breathtaking journey of adventure and discovery before dropping you exhausted on the shores of Loch Ness, incredulous, smiling, and begging for more!
Salvador is the top assassin in the world: an invisible killer, feared, respected, in demand, and hunted by every crime agency on the ...
Two damaged people. One deadly enemy.
And a pair of hell-raising flying kittens...
Tirzah hacked into a shady agency's computers to get proof of their evil deeds... and uncovered a secret so wild it can't possibly be real.
Shapeshifting supersoldiers on the run from their creators? A lab studying captive mythical creatures? It has to be some bored employee's fantasy novel. Right?
Then the flying kitten turns up. And the assassins. And the gargoyles.
But just because Tirzah uses a wheelchair doesn't mean she's helpless. Okay, so ...
Short adult story--what if Harry Stafford, the Duke of Buckingham, was gay and in love with Richard III? Stafford appeared out of the blue, became Richard's greatest supporter... then betrayed him utterly. Richard called him 'the most untrue creature living.' Could it have been rejection that drove the Duke to treason? And what about the Princes in the Tower? Some say the Duke knew more than he should about their disappearance... Note: This is an adult themed story but there is NO male/male sex scenes, just some fantasizing on the ...
THE CURE FOR THE COMMON CRUISE.
Join Marsha & Danny Jones as they work around the clock to keep the Sea Empress safe from killers & terrorists.
The killers never quit and the voyages never end as the 21st Century version of Nick & Nora Charles travel the world and dispatch bad guys to Davy Jones Locker on a regular basis. WARNING: This book is a political thriller; if you don't believe westerners are under attack by terrorists as they vacation, please skip this book. If you do, read on. ...
She's been hiding her pain her entire life. If she doesn't come clean, it could jeopardize the future she's always wanted...
Cologne, Missouri. Kalie hasn't been completely honest with her family. Telling no one she was bullied since childhood by a classmate, she's finally taken control of her destiny by buying a small-town coffee shop. But the secrets she harbors could push away her new business partner Elias, and smother their blossoming love affair.
Fearing she'll lose everything if she tells the truth, Kalie holds back on ...
Three captivating models are stalked through the fashion capitals of Europe by a self-mutilating killer who wants to get under their skin.
In this nineties, neo-noir style, erotically charged thriller, Olivia Leadoux is a gorgeous Hitchcockian blonde being stalked by a deranged madman named 'Stitches.'
Olivia is haunted by visions of the killer's next target, as he closes in on her and her friends. Can she stop the murderer before he kills again? Horror mystery writer, Steven Stacy and horror author, Kevin J. Kennedy join forces to ...
Roommates can be hell.
Like when they're late with the rent, late on bills, or constantly trying to kill you.
Jonah Preston thought he knew what he was getting into after signing the paperwork to buy his new home: yardwork, a leaky pipe here and there, maybe the occasional squirrel in the attic.
He just didn't expect to share that new home with a ghost.
Before all the boxes are unpacked, Jonah learns the previous owner, Willard Hensch, committed suicide in one of the bedrooms. It's bad news, but Jonah and his (corporeal) ...
A psychological perspective on a more comprehensive definition of normal, interwoven throughout a fictional love story.
Two best friends living next door to each other since they were five. One matures to become the outward definition of normal, and one struggles but falls short. Together they start a journey of discovery and uncover a meaning far greater than the socially popular interpretation, and through their mutual caring, come to understand the deeper conflicts facing those who fall short of accepted norms. This is the story ...
Get Married. Have a child.
These are the only two rules to get my inheritance.
Neither of which I want. My billionaire life doesn't play well with either idea.
But no one asked me. My father's company is up for grabs, and whichever of my brothers makes it to the finish line first wins.
In no time, I've found the perfect woman to play my fake fiancée while I figure things out.
Beautiful. Smart. Strong.
Everything I crave in a relationship and more.
But there's a problem. She's got a past I can't ignore.
Not with just ...
Isabella and her new family have been captured and imprisoned in the underground city of Mt. Weather. They and other captive mutants face certain death cleaning lethal radiation zones Outside unless Dr. Rosario's cure can save them.
But can Isabella's brother Luke and the Mt. Weather rebels convince enough of the army that the mutants are worth saving? Without their help, the mutants are doomed.
David Sloane is one of the Army's top investigators. Convinced that two of his own have been framed by the tiny island government of Las Flores, he's determined to do what it takes to prove their innocence. When a major earthquake hits the day he arrives all hell breaks loose.
In the midst of chaos, former army nurse Sarah Kyle arrives with Doctor Without Borders. Just as David comes face to face with the woman he's never forgotten, he is tapped to lead a manhunt to capture the dangerous convicts that escaped ...
Leo loves Aries. If only Leo's clueless ass could see it.
Theo Wallace -- fun, lazy, Leo -- needs a friendship that sticks. That thrives. That helps him leave past pains behind and look toward the Bright Future.
Mr. Jamie Cooper -- level-headed, motivated, Aries -- seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written-in-the-stars, he's-his-newest-roommate convenient.
Things are fun.
Things are better than fun.
But what's with those long looks Jamie keeps giving Theo?
And what's with the quivery feelings ...
'Sharon Singh lives over the corner shop. Accountant by day, but at night she visits the magic wardrobe in her bedroom to do vodka shots with her sister. Fully equipped with disco ball, and a Sikh barman, the girls dance to forget their traditional lives.'
The series continues with Shaz and Mother visiting Kirsty in Sydney. Meanwhile in the UK, Trace and her Aunt Sheila are stuck in the magical wardrobe waiting for the 'Beast from the East' to pass.
Mr & Mrs Singh continue to run the corner shop, listen to their complaining ...
Belle has only one goal in life -- kill the beast that killed her father. ?
Belle lives a sheltered life until her father is killed by the creatures hiding in the neighboring forest. Struck by pain, she wants revenge, and the only way to achieve it is to join the hunters. However, the hunters are an elite squad that doesn't allow women to enlist. Using their captain's love interest in her, Belle agrees to let him court her if he trains her to be the first huntress of their kingdom.
Alpha Drake and his pack have been hiding in the ...
Each volume in this series is a complete, stand-alone book and can be read in any order.
She laughed when she heard of her stepfather's untimely demise. It was at that precise moment he fell in love.
Willow is capable and vibrant in a society that does not yet value the opinions of women. Too busy for daydreams of handsome heroes, it doesn't prevent fantasies of the distractingly virile Charles from intruding on her thoughts more frequently than she'd like.
Knowing his presence in her life threatens all she's ever known, Willow ...
Meet DI Harry Hawkins. 'H' to friends and enemies alike.
He's not an easy man to love.
But when the chips are down he's the man you want on your side, the man who'll get you justice. Whatever it takes.
Can he save a friend from the clutches of an IRA death squad? Escape with his life after meting out rough justice to a gangland boss? Survive a battle with the demon drink as the mounting evil he faces threatens to crush him?
These stories - by turns action-packed, tragic and comical - are a must for anyone who likes a cracking ...
Celina Bayberry never thought a part-time job could change her life, until she meets the hot and untouchable Aaron Jamison. Strangely enough, she can't shake the feeling that he's stalking her. And when a yellow-eyed stranger takes interest in her too, Celina discovers a dangerous secret: Her co-workers are Miew Demos-creatures linked to Bastet, the feline goddess of Egypt and members of a clan called Miews, shifters who can transform from human to feline in an instant.
They, and she, are being hunted by a wolf clan, the Iew Keftey, ...
This is a STANDALONE novel that is the first in a series about a group of friends.
I'm nobody's Cinderella.
Because I learned at a young age that fairytales aren't real, and there's no such thing as a Prince Charming waiting to save you, at least not for a girl like me. So, I learned to save myself and everyone else I loved. And I would've been satisfied with that life. Until he came along sprinkling fairy dust and offering to shoulder burdens I didn't even realize I was carrying. And now what am I supposed to do when he's ...
The world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long enough.
Most parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley's mom left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the military, mega corporations, and Russian spies.
Riley needs help to solve her mother's murder, and Dagger Easton's salvage and investigation company comes to her rescue. Retired SEAL, private eye, and leader of a diving and salvage team, Dagger promises ...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) is a collection of 12 stories by Arthur Conan Doyle starring Sherlock Holmes. The collection was published for the first time in 1892. Sherlock Holmes is an investigator, criminologist and man of action, with a high deductive capacity with which he seeks physical and material evidence to solve his investigations.
A Christian romance readers can't put down.
If you enjoy books that are inspirational and focus on engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith then you will love this novel.
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"Morris Fenris writes beautiful stories about family and love. His descriptions pull the reader totally into the story. I have read everything I could find that he has written." Gloria
"This is the first book I've ...
From the Author of the Darcy Sweet Mystery Series...
Adelle Powers, or Dell as she is known around the town of Lakeshore, is living her dream life. She and her best friend Rosie Ryan are owners of the wonderfully quirky Pine Lake Inn, a very popular Australian tourist destination. Running her own inn is the only thing she has ever wanted to do and it is her pride and joy.
So when Dell's friend Jessica calls to say she's coming for a visit Dell is ecstatic and can't wait to show it off to her friend. Surprisingly Dell finds that ...
As far as Isla Marchant is concerned, Christmas is cancelled.
Left standing in the church porch with three redundant bridesmaids dressed in black and no groom in sight, it's no wonder she isn't feeling festive.
Asked to run The Ginger Cat café in the Sussex village of Charnley Acre while the owners are away, Isla seizes the chance to escape from Nottingham with its constant reminders of what might have been. But running a busy café isn't as easy it sounds, especially when one staff member is out of action with a broken ankle, ...
It was a bad day to find a corpse on campus.
Preston Barclay is a self-made recluse (and he likes it that way). Teaching college history allows him time to grieve the loss of his pianist wife and find relief from the musical hallucinations that have been playing in his head since her death.
But when he and a headstrong colleague, Mara Thorn, discover the body of another instructor on campus, Press's monotonous solitude is shaken up. The preliminary evidence points to Press and Mara. Now they must take some chances, including ...
Bishop Nigel smiled at me. 'Holy water doesn't harm vampires. Which is just as well, as it would make it impossible to baptise them.'
When I was asked by a dragon to give him the last rites, I never dreamed it would lead to negotiating with his cannibalistic family or running from snail sharks. Life as the priest of a small English village is quite tame in comparison. At least I have Morey, a gryphon with sarcasm management issues, to help me. And if all else fails, there's always red wine and single malt whisky.
As if my life ...
I'm the bastard child, son to the mistress, my father's backup heir to the Kingston empire. He sent me to Harvard. I left and became a Navy SEAL, but I'm back now, and I finished school on my own dime. I'm now the right hand man to Grayson Bennett, the billionaire who runs the Bennett Empire. I'm now a few months from being a billionaire myself. I don't need my father's company or his love. My "brother" can have it. I will never go back there. I will never be the mistake my father made, the way he was the mistake my mother made.
In an alpha/beta/omega world among the stars, will one royal submissive choose love or loyalty?
Princess Adelina has spent her entire life among the wolves at court, learning when to cede and when to fight, surviving the politics and intrigue. But when war comes to her galaxy an exiled prince requests sanctuary during the storm, offering what's left of his warriors.
Adelina is drawn to Prince Nash in a way she's never experienced before, but he's forbidden to her. She must decide if she will defy the Crown for a chance at love or ...
Each book in this series is a complete, stand alone book and can be read in any order.
A Betrayed Bride... New York lawyer, Jordan Whitman, decides to get the hell out of Dodge rather than face the fallout from a canceled wedding. A Bed and Breakfast in the tiny town of Nederland, Colorado, sounds like the perfect cure for a broken heart, but she finds that the country house of her dreams is actually a run-down manor that hasn't been inhabited for almost three decades.
A Confirmed Bachelor...
Local contractor, Brandan Webb, can ...
Before Tommy can reach the promised land, he first has to make his exodus. It should take Tommy only eight hours to get home by Greyhound. But when he listens to a mad man giving a tip on a sure thing, listens to the words of wisdom of a haiku reciting frog, and listens to an eccentric billionaire about a marriage proposal, then the eight hour trip turns into a life changing journey. Some want to know if Tommy is crazy enough to be locked up, but his heart tells him he is just crazy in love. A little juju can protect him from River ...
Bone-chilling tales from the Amazon ALL-star Bestselling author Willow Rose
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Mads and Signe are very young when they get married. They are ready to take on the world starting with their honeymoon to Egypt. Two years later, Mads is in a coma and Signe has vanished from the face of the earth.
Meanwhile, Emma Frost is looking for her daughter whom the police believe is guilty of the hit and run that left Mads Schou brain dead. But was it really an accident, or is there more to the story than they first ...
Genre: World Literature
/ Length: 754 Pages (4,489 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 29th, 2020
The end has come.Martial law has been declared in Sunlight City. Granter Andrew McKellan has overthrown his fellow leaders and now rules alone. The formerly freewheeling city has been locked down, its promises of unlimited freedom crushed under McKellan's iron fist, and rebellion will not be tolerated.But McKellan is not satisfied. Not when he has been betrayed by those he once trusted and wounded more deeply than any man can bear. McKellan puts his endgame into motion and hides himself within the walls of the Defender, a towering ...
In the Mask Made of Bone Lee and his friends meet after school but soon find themselves trapped in a game that could prove deadly. Will they play? Their blood will give the answers but who's asking the questions? There's only one way to find out; put on the Mask Made of Bone.In the Mask Made of Bone: Becoming Lee struggles to come to terms with his conscience and his new life style. The blood on his hands haunts him. He shows his reluctance in becoming their pawn and to carry on playing their game. They decide to bring in a former ...
Think of this book as a surgery if you will. A surgery being held on my life, my emotions, my everything. As with all surgeries, the goal is to come out better than you entered the operating room. My hope is that through examining the parts within myself that are the most painful to touch with brute, unedited, and unrestrained honesty you will be able to see yourself in some of these parts. I will be touching on subjects that all human beings think about daily even if they do not verbally express these thoughts. The book will be ...
As an infant, Brielle was found abandoned with only the clothes she wore and not a clue as to where she came from. Despite this bleak beginning, she was fortunate to have been adopted by a loving couple and raised with all the benefits of an upper middle class existence. On the verge of graduation from college, and acceptance into the Medical School program, she has long since put the mysteries of her birth in the rearview mirror. She is tethered to the past by one tiny flaw; she sees, feels and hears things that aren't real! Her ...
How far is too far in the name of love?
When Khari makes the ultimate sacrifice for her mother and sister, she finds herself in the clutches of a savage. Dro, a merciless king of the streets, first sees her as a possession but soon finds the only thing he wants to possess is her heart.
Together they build an empire of desire and seduction, trading and selling men their ultimate fantasies. But what happens when those sweet dreams turn into vicious nightmares?
An unlikely enemy emerges determined to take what he wants, setting his ...
He has always lived in mystery; will she be the one to discover his secret?
Robert Valmer moves from Rome to Beverly Hills in 2015, where against his better judgment, he falls for Alexis Roth, PhD, psychologist to the stars. But Alexis wants to know everything. Start from the beginning, she says. The beginning? Can he really tell her about how he fled France during the French Revolution in 1789 or about Italy during World War II? If he tells her even a little, will she think of him as a liar or a freak rather than a lover?
He tries ...
My daughter, Kennedy I.Thedford, inspired me to write about why the African American holiday of Kwanzaa has two A s when the Swahili word has only one. She asked the question because all other holidays, such as Christmas and Hanukkah, have a story behind them. What was the story of Kwanzaa? I didn't have an answer, so I began researching the holiday. In conducting that research, I ran across different stories of why Kwanzaa has that extra A. One explanation said that an extra A was added to the end of the word Kwanzaa to distinguish ...
Shards by William Bortz is a book of poetry that navigates the hurt of the past and how those fragments spill into present daily life while offering respite to both the writer and the reader. The collection does less mourning for hurt and more seeking amends with all of the shattered pieces: offering the reader hope that in brokenness there is reconciliation. This trend is most present in the poem 'War'. Author Bortz shows no condemnation for the father who passed the war onto him, only acknowledgement. In this key paradigm shift, we ...
What people are saying about Maisy's Mirror...
A floodgate of passion is released in this book... You captured life, you captured me... You showed how vulnerable we all feel when we are alone and our heart hurts... This story is heated with emotional and physical suspense... A beautiful story of when we don't like what we see in a mirror but someone else can see our beauty... This book is in a league of its own... Best. Book. Ever.
An accident took her husband's life, but has her decision to live in seclusion taken ...
A hopeful exploration of our deepest fears.
Like you, expectant father Akin has been conditioned by apocalyptic movies to believe that the end of the world would bring out the worst in people. He's also been conditioned to believe that technologically advanced extraterrestrials would only go through the trouble of coming to Earth for a handful of reasons: to destroy it, claim it for their own, enslave humanity, or confuse linguists with seemingly gibberish communications. Of course, Akin never believed that any of those things would ...
It is April, 1555, and Juana I of Castile, the Spanish queen known as "la loca," has died after forty-seven years in forced seclusion at Tordesillas. Her last musician, Juan de Granada, refuses to depart with the other servants, forcing two functionaries of the Holy Office of the Inquisition to interrogate him in the now-empty palace. But is it really empty? Or is there, as Holy Office suspects, a heretic hidden on the premises, a converso secretly practicing the forbidden rites of Judaism? Only Juan knows the answer, and his ...
Genre: World Literature
/ Length: 234 Pages (2,496 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 29th, 2020
Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts - A magic school like no other!
Nestled amidst the beauty of New York's Hudson Highlands and hidden from the eyes of the Unwary, Roanoke Academy is a place of magic and wonder. It offers everything a young sorceress could desire -- enchantments, flying brooms, and the promise of new friendships.
On her first day of school, Rachel Griffin discovers her perfect memory gives her an unexpected advantage. With it, she can see through the spell sorcerers use to hide their secrets. Very soon, she ...
INTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story) is a gritty, real-life adventure based on one of history's greatest survival stories. It was inspired by the diary entries of young English blacksmith John Jewitt during his time aboard the brigantine The Boston and also during his sojourn at Nootka Sound, on North America's western seaboard, from 1802 to 1805.
Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The World Duology and The Orphan Trilogy), INTO THE AMERICAS is a tale of two vastly different cultures ...
Hannah Dyer's estranged mother was abusive and an alcoholic. At the age of sixty she adopted an infant, but she dies, and Hannah must assume guardianship of her unknown adopted sister. Can Hannah overcome her own emotional and physical scars to do what's right by the child?
Burden of Breath alternates between Hannah's childhood and her adult struggles to separate from her mother's crippling influence, even from the grave. Anger and isolation force Hannah to confront her traumatic past, and she transforms her life in ways she could ...
The last thing Ash expects when she lands in Clearwater, Florida is to be stalked by a troubled teenager. If that's not bad enough, she is caught in a shooting spree next to the nearby elementary school. The cops think it's an attempt at mass killing, but Ash wonders if the only victim was specifically targeted by the killer. Will she manage to identify him and have him arrested before he comes after her?
Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances... and the murders.
With her ...
Forever. That's how long she's loved him.
When she was a child, he was her hero. When she grew up, he was her dream.
From her earliest memory, Charlotte Rose has loved Runner Jeffries. If it was worth learning or doing, Runner showed her how. If something hurt or needed attention, he was there to fix, protect, and watch over her. Charlotte Rose dreamed of him as hers forever.
When Runner went away and became a famous baseball star, their friendship endured. Now he's coming home. Adorned with a sophisticated new look and a ...
One homeless millionaire.
One child in danger.
One terrible plan.
How can they possibly add up to love?
Eliza is nanny to a darling little rich girl, Sylvie. But the girl's mother ignores her while looking to "trade up" for a richer, hotter husband. Only Eliza seems to notice the potential danger. Unless Eliza can wake up her boss, Sylvie could face emotional abandonment.
Desperate times, absurd measures... because Eliza is about to pull a My Fair Lady.
The idea? Find a nobody, clean him up, pass him off as rich and perfect. ...
They had met as small children and became best friends. When the familes moved apert Gene and Ruby lost contact until Ruby walked back into Gene's life years later. Harvest Moon is a beautiful love story of a very average couple. It illustrates how even an ordinary life is extraordinary when viewed in retrospect. The story takes the reader from iceboxes to refrigerators, horse farming to mechanized farming. Gene and Ruby handled everything life threw at them together, at least until Ruby was diagnosed with breast cancer.
THEY HAD LEFT HIM FOR DEAD
For two and a half years, Clay Brentwood has been trying to catch up with the men who shot him in the head and left him for dead. It wasn't bad enough that they burned his ranch to the ground and stole his horses and cattle, but they also took it upon themselves to rape and then
murder his pregnant wife... and for that they had to die.
Each book in the series is a complete stand-alone story and can be read in any order.
Edward A. Stratton is a no-nonsense, hardened mine owner. He has little tolerance for most people so he dodges them at every opportunity and survives as a loner in the secluded Colorado high country. Until the day he walks into the General Store and sees the fiery Jordan, and nothing in his world will ever be the same.
Jordan Calhoun is a Denver socialite who is running away from a broken engagement and the conventions of high society. Visiting ...
She's not ready to rule. But when the king goes mad, she doesn't have a choice.
As the first female heir to the throne of Rahm, Ria is surrounded by skeptics. Her dazzling wit and easy confidence hide the truth: she really doesn't know what she's doing. But she'd better learn fast because her father's volatile behavior is getting worse.
When the king gets embroiled in a power struggle with Merek, captain of the Wall Guard, Ria sees an opportunity. She proposes a tour of the damaged wall, giving her an excuse to prove herself by ...
What would you do if you could go back in time and relive all the moments that have defined your life? In this collection of beautifully crafted poems, Wiss Auguste explores the meaning of time as it relates to our deepest sentiments (love, grief, heartbreak, resilience, rebirth).
'Beneath the Veil of Time' is a series of attractively woven verses that celebrate the beauty in our perceived flaws and reminds us of the utmost need to be unapologetically true to oneself. Wiss Auguste tackles the most intricate sentiments with such ease ...
Miriam finds an ad for free room and board in exchange for helping the owner with studies.
It was just the miracle she needed after being evicted from her college residence, until she learns Mordecai doesn't need help with studies, he needs an individual to study. Add a set of peculiar house rules that she's required to abide by and Miriam is now second guessing this miracle.
Optimism is easier to come by when you're homeless and desperate, so Miriam decides to say a little prayer and take a leap of faith.
Just as Mordecai ...
There are certain things a guy should never do. Like his boss's little sister.
Hope Coleson is having a doozy of a day.
Fired from her waitressing job? Check.
Evicted from an apartment with dumpster-front views? Double check.
Bedded by a hot stranger with smooth moves and rusty social skills? Triple X check.
And it doesn't end there. Her life savings has been stolen and she may or may not have a stalker.
Retired Navy SEAL Beckett Smith doesn't usually make mistakes.
Yes, he drinks a six-pack on one too many occasions.
Sure, he ...
I want to catch these fae criminals almost as much as I want to breathe.
It's all I can think about... even as my father parades me around like a stuffed duck on Faedom Day, forcing me to portray the perfect princess, all while giving me his classic side-eye of disappointment.
He doesn't even notice the flowers around us are wilting just as fast as my mood, tied to my emotions as they are.
I won't have to fake this smile for much longer, though.
Soon, when the party is over, my dear old dad will be back to traveling the ...
Newly divorced Karoline London needs to heal and find her normal again, as older sister Suzie keeps reminding her. But what does Suzie, married to the ideal husband, know about the shattering effect of living with someone tormented by addictions?
When Karoline meets a handsome new man, things just might be looking up. Until the day she learns about a tragic event in ex-husband Jeremy's childhood.
Faced with the horrifying experience that shaped the man she used to love, Karoline reconsiders what she thought was real. In the ...
In this disturbing thriller, a young woman with a history of mental illness descends into madness when her missing boyfriend is declared by all to be a figment of her imagination.
Dana March is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems and she must fight to preserve her own sanity in the face of overwhelming evidence that points to her having made up a story about an abduction.
With no one to vouch for her alleged boyfriend's existence, Dana must fight to preserve her grasp on reality while playing detective in ...
The Old Magic of Naming grants absolute mastery.
Farris must Name herself truly to become an Enlightened One, or else she will be consumed by Yggdrasil the World Serpent.
Farris never believed Grandmother's fantastic stories about the seven underground kingdoms. Not until her own brother Tom is kidnapped by the monsters she laughed at, sending her on a perilous and magical adventure into the depths of the world. Each fantastic kingdom represents an obstacle on the road to Enlightenment, and Farris must awaken her powers in ...