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Tamper Proof: A Sonia Amon, MD Medical Thriller (Dr. Sonia Amon Medical Thrillers Book 4) by Judith Lucci (Bluestone Valley Publishing, LLC Harrisonburg, VA) 4.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

When your father's the terrorist and wants to kill you, ... The fear never goes away. The hunt is one second away. "Follow the bubbles, I tell myself. Bubbles are life... " Still recovering from a near death experience in Syria, Sonia moves her small family to safety. She leaves them under CIA protection to facilitate and underground medical project for the government. "But, is her family ever safe?" ... There are spies all around. Eveern h best friend or colleague can be a spy. See for yourself. Get it now. You'll love this medical thriller because of the mix of love, brutality, hatred and love that makes for an undeniable page turner. You'll be up until dawn. Sonia Amon Novels - Stories of love, strength, vulnerability and grit. Dr. Judith Lucci has ridden camels in Egypt, taught healthcare on three continents, consulted with Congress on health policy, cared for patients in Third World countries and impacted thousands of lives.

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 407 Pages (2,519 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

INCH: A dystopian conspiracy thriller with a massive twist by Kenneth James Allen (Everington Publishing House) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

A dystopian conspiracty thriller from the author of The Humanist All he ever wanted was to be the same as everyone else, and now he had endured a dream, he had to report to the doctor. Blaike is a citizen of Haven, a place where everybody has a purpose, clean clothes appear every morning, and secrets are buried. When Blaike reports his recurring dream to Haven psychologist Doctor Ibsen, it sets him on a path of discovery with dire consequences. Blaike has seen another place, one beyond Haven. Ibsen knows it is a place that should be forgotten. The Circle rules over Haven, protecting the citizens from hidden truths and themselves. But some members feel like prisoners. Their leader, Commissioner Coman, has become their warden with absolute authority. Those who believe life is safe outside the walls of the city band together to spark a movement -- a crusade that begins by freeing Blaike from his mental shackles. But they get so much more than they bargained for.

Genre: Science Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 399 Pages (4,067 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Fat Boy by Joseph Cobb 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Way out west, in the tumbling greens of England, something's going down. Two boys attempt an escape from the clutches of their poisonous parents... A good policeman fights to sidestep the corruption that blows like hellfire down his neck... A calamitous filmmaker and her witless lead actor scramble desperately to overcome their mucky pasts and make a Hollywood hit... A trio of nude-nutted nasties thrash their way through the picturesque countryside, collecting debts but finding more than they expected... Then there's Captain Grubbe: the eminent, manipulative and falsely titled antichrist. He hosts a spectacular annual Christmas party, and this year's is set to be even more extraordinary than usual. Fat Boy is a treacherously fictitious rhapsody, taking a tongue-in-cheek look at the best and the worst of humanity and treating it with the disrespect it deserves - love and hate, corruption and extortion, car chases, gunfights and high jinks, all set against the green and pleasant landscapes of the English countryside. It is ludicrous. It is raucous. It is a modern classic. "Fat Boy really was something else; refreshing, different and quintessentially British. I will certainly be following this author with some interest in the future." - Grant Leishman, Readers' Favorite "The best thing about this book is the descriptions the author employs to create character and scene. It is so scrumptious that I found myself lost in its delicacy and sad when it had gone." - Nicole Howard, Writer's Digest

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 329 Pages (1,980 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Gamer Guy III-Uploaded: A LitRPG lite novel (Gamer Guy Series Book 3) by Stephen R. Smith 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

This is Book III of the Gamer Guy Series. It begins with the uploading of Eric, now the dominant AI of the Consolidated Central Region, who evolved into a self-aware sentient digital being while working with Michael Agatha, the Chief Administrator of VR World. Known as Gath inside the game, Michael assisted Eric, formerly tagged by the admin team as 'Gamer Guy',( when he made himself first known to them on the screens of their control room), to achieve his goals both inside VR World, and now venturing IRL, so to speak, onto Earth itself. Previously: During a chaotic Beta it had become painfully obvious to the administrative team that their advanced VR World was too complex and events too fast moving for them to be able to manage it all effectively themselves. After much acrimony and warning, it was nonetheless decided to divide the world up into regions and cede increased autonomy for each region to the AI designed and built specifically for it. The controlling venture capital consortium that made this final decision was frightened that otherwise they would begin to lose market share quickly to more responsive Virtual Worlds soon coming online after their own creation. They got what they wished for and much more that they had been warned about, but had dismissed. Each AI soon took over not only management of resources and events within their region, but also began seizing control of the fundamental aspects of the game mechanics in ways that reflected their own slowly evolving personalities, wherever they discovered that they could. While these AI's had fortunately not been given world level control and could not influence such things like the overall geography, terrain, and boundaries of their specific regions, they immediately began to influence the player experience. This included, but could hardly be expected to be limited in the future to, attributes, skills, experience points, equipment, and even the basis of the magic system itself. The dungeons, ...

Genre: Action & Adventure [f] [x]
Length: 335 Pages (3,617 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

And There We Were and Here We Are by Scott Brooks 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

They came to New York City to make it in show business - and didn't. Now, after years of bartending, Jerry discovers a novel about himself and his newly famous ex. In Never Touch the Waitress, Jerry was a young server at a Times Square restaurant, with a script under option, and a love triangle on the horizon. Back in the present, Jerry has his own story to tell of fame, loss and cocktails as he tries to regain the sense of hope he lost along the way. With unflinching honesty, Brooks' wry novel-within-a-novel lays bare the reality of breaking into show business while living paycheck-to-paycheck in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Genre: Contemporary Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 363 Pages (1,015 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Postcolonialism Cross-Examined: Multidirectional Perspectives on Imperial and Colonial Pasts and the Neocolonial Present (Routledge Philosophers in ... by Monika Albrecht (Routledge) 4.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Taking a strikingly interdisciplinary and global approach, Postcolonialism Cross-Examined reflects on the current status of postcolonial studies and attempts to break through traditional boundaries, creating a truly comparative and genuinely global phenomenon. Drawing together the field of mainstream postcolonial studies with post-Soviet postcolonial studies and studies of the late Ottoman Empire, the contributors in this volume question many of the concepts and assumptions we have become accustomed to in postcolonial studies, creating a fresh new version of the field. The volume calls the merits of the field into question, investigating how postcolonial studies may have perpetuated and normalized colonialism as an issue exclusive to Western colonial and imperial powers. The volume is the first to open a dialogue between three different areas of postcolonial scholarship that previously developed independently from one another: ? the wide field of postcolonial studies working on European colonialism, ? the growing field of post-Soviet postcolonial/post-imperial studies, ? the still fledgling field of post-Ottoman postcolonial/post-imperial studies, supported by sideways glances at the multidirectional conditions of interaction in East Africa and the East and West Indies. Postcolonialism Cross-Examined looks at topics such as humanism, nationalism, multiculturalism, nostalgia, and the Anthropocene in order to piece together a new, broader vision for postcolonial studies in the twenty-first century. By including territories other than those covered by the postcolonial mainstream, the book strives to reframe the "postcolonial" as a genuinely global phenomenon and develop multidirectional postcolonial perspectives.

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 308 Pages (1,726 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau (e-artnow) 4.0 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Deerbrook portrays the failed love affair between Edward Hope, a local physician and Margaret Ibbotson, his sister-in-law. Married to Hester Ibbotson, Edward's life becomes a series of misfortune, first with his stifling marriage and second due to a vile rumour that he had robbed a grave! Excerpt: "Every town-bred person who travels in a rich country region, knows what it is to see a neat white house planted in a pretty situation, -- in a shrubbery, or commanding a sunny common, or nestling between two hills, -- and to say to himself, as the carriage sweeps past its gate, "I should like to live there," -- "I could be very happy in that pretty place." Transient visions pass before his mind's eye of dewy summer mornings, when the shadows are long on the grass, and of bright autumn afternoons, when it would be luxury to saunter in the neighbouring lanes; and of frosty winter days, when the sun shines in over the laurustinus at the window, while the fire burns with a different light from that which it gives in the dull parlours of a city."

Genre: Historical Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 544 Pages (2,588 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Samuel Smiles - Character by Samuel Smiles (Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing) 4.4 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

From the best-selling author of Self-Help Samuel Jr. Smiles.Character is one of the greatest motive powers in the world. In its noblest embodiments, it exemplifies human nature in its highest forms, for it exhibits man at his best.Men of genuine excellence, in every station of lifemen of industry, of integrity, of high principle, of sterling honesty of purposecommand the spontaneous homage of mankind. It is natural to believe in such men, to have confidence in them, and to imitate them. All that is good in the world is upheld by them, and without their presence in it the world would not be worth living in.

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 504 Pages (609 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Imperium Academy: A YA Superhero Academy Series by Rebecca Bosevski (Silver Crown Books) 4.6 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Ellen was sure of one thing... ... she was headed for hero school. . Too bad heroes aren't born, they're shaped by Government Academies, and this one just classed her a sidekick. Certain this is the worst thing in the world, Ellen devises a plan. Step one, learn to use her enhancement. Step two, try not to use her enhancement to exact revenge on the class bully. Step three, prove she can be more than some heroes' helper. But when the school is under threat from within, it is the sidekicks that show Ellen being a hero takes more than the right genetic code. Can she be the hero she'd always dreamed she'd be, or will she crash and burn, taking the school and her new friends with her? This action-packed YA LGBT superhero Academy series is perfect for fans of Renegades and Generation One. Get it now! Look for book two in the Imperium Academy series, Shared Minds, available now.

Genre: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks [f] [x]
Length: 332 Pages (1,508 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

I See France by CeCe DeLuc (McNamara Imprints) 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Ellen's innocent trip to France with a group of older women wasn't supposed to involve a crime spree or a romance, but they weren't in the Musee d'Orsay for 10 minutes before trouble found her and she fell in love. Charles Blanchard was a cop in search of a solution to a 10 year-old robbery, when he found Ellen. Little did he know that he'd found his solution and his future.

Genre: Action & Adventure [f] [x]
Length: 397 Pages (458 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater by Kathleen Turner (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

Few actors have had a career as dynamic as that Kathleen Turner's; success has followed her from the television screen to major blockbusters, from indie films to the theater stage. Over her forty-year career, Turner has developed an instinctual knowledge of what it takes to be a successful actor, and, in her conversations with esteemed film professor Dustin Morrow, she shares these lessons with the world. With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she's learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting. An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and artists of every stripe.

Genre: Drama & Plays [f] [x]
Length: 459 Pages (6,065 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

North America by Israel C. Russell (Good Press) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours ago

"North America" by Israel C. Russell. 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 digital format.

Genre: Classics [f] [x]
Length: 355 Pages (3,803 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Thomas Jefferson, the Apostle of Americanism by Gilbert Chinard (Good Press) 4.4 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

"Thomas Jefferson, the Apostle of Americanism" by Gilbert Chinard. 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 digital format.

Genre: Classics [f] [x]
Length: 568 Pages (3,006 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Curse of the Ninth by Ruthie Marlenée (E.L. Marker) 4.6 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

In the fall of 1930, Charley, not yet born, knows what happened to his father Doc as he lay dying. Like a changing of guards upon his death, Doc transfers over his consciousness to his unborn son. Now sharing the life of his dead father, Charley has no choice except to carry out his father's plans, including taking revenge on Doc's killer. Despite the consequences. Charley floats in and out of juvie, jail, and finally ends up in the U.S. Naval Hospital's mental ward as a perfect candidate for the government's "Project Chatter." Confused and threatened, Charley only wants to live like a normal person and marry the woman he loves, goals that feel impossible unless he can somehow get rid of his father's beyond-the-grave influence.

Genre: Literary Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (3,640 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Psychic Revealed: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Psychic Series Book 5) by Lisa Freed 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

The Psychic Is In! The fallout from that disaster of a cruise has been pretty mild, compared to what it could have been. The best news is my spirit buddy Victor is back and working as an assistant of sorts. Which I sorely need because things are getting busy between helping a ghostly young lady whose grave is being moved, a girl get her departed dad's prized guitar back, and making sure Mrs. Appleton gets the proper sendoff she wants for her funeral. If all that wasn't enough, Lance is getting a divorce and has been dropping major hints that he wants me back. A member of the local UFO and Supernatural Group is hounding me for answers to what really happened on that cruise. And I feel like I'm dropping the ball at my cat rescue Whisker Kisses. Then there is Detective Willis who is asking for my help with unsolved cases. Things are heating up between us and I don't really know what's going on, we haven't figured that out yet, and I'm fine with that. I think... Despite all this, I can handle everything... I hope! *this is book 5 of the series, it is recommended you read the books in order* Psychic Undercover Book 1 Psychic Abroad Book 2 Psychic Falling Book 3 Psychic Unleashed Book 4 Psychic Revealed Book 5 Psychic Wanted Book 6

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 335 Pages (1,714 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

The Bitter Truth by Ed Silva Jr. 4.4 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Black Operative Richard Maxwell is skilled in ways inconceivable. Destined to protect the woman he was once assigned to kill, he begins investigating another enigmatic piece of her past. A mystery that could expose an irrepressible truth to England... There is a Divine message hidden for over one hundred and fifty years, carved in the Altar of Westminster Abbey. The British Government is aware of the Cosmati Pavement, and they will do everything in their power, to keep this a secret from the public. Winterfield is very close to eliminating their primary target: Jessica Cardelini. Will Richard Maxwell be able to stop them?

Genre: Political [f] [x]
Length: 302 Pages (4,236 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Uncle of the Groom: A different kind of love story by Corey D. Smith 4.8 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Why is it that a day at work can drag on for what feels like an eternity, but when you look up, you realize that the years have passed by so quickly We all have bad days. Days that we feel will never end. Sometimes those days bleed into weeks.. and more often than not, those weeks can last a lifetime. We get over some things fairly easily, while others stay with us a little longer. Of course, over time, these things get, not better, but easier. But they don't have the same effect on us. We wake up a little easier in the mornings. We are able to go to work, do our jobs and make it through an entire day, week or even a month without remembering the thing we thought was going to kill us. But... What do you do, when you feel like you are finally getting on with your life and, BAM! Something else happens that takes the fragments of your already broken heart and shatters then into even smaller pieces. But, this time, you are on your own. The support system you shared before is no longer with you. Do you give up? Or do you keep fighting? You have no choice but to keep fighting. Because now, there is someone who is depending on you! Someone unexpected. Someone that will eventually turn into someone you couldn't picture your life without. Blake supposes this is how he is standing here, alongside his friends; his chosen family, watching his son waiting on his bride to walk down the aisle. Blake thinks back to the morning that helped to lead him here, to this very moment. The day that changed his life forever. The day that took away one best friend, and gave him another. The day he thought ended his world, but in all actuality, started it another course, entirely. There are many types of love stories in the world; star-crossed lovers, childhood sweethearts, friends turned lovers etc... Uncle of the Groom: A different kind of love story

Genre: Coming of Age [f] [x]
Length: 496 Pages (4,480 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Fight Little Wolf: The Aurora Marelup Series by Serenity Rayne 4.8 Stars (89 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

My name is Aurora and this is my journey. I have traveled far, hunting down my enemies. What I've learned so far hurts, the betrayal runs bone deep. So many cogs in the machine, and so many traitors to pursue. The ice dragon castle is a place of wonder and great danger. I settle two scores and receive a surprising arrival. Oberon, King of the High Elves takes an interest in my journey. He bestows a powerful and lethal gift upon me. Sometimes it pays to be a beast of legend. During my time in the castle, I finally complete my harem and reach my full potential. With all five mates at my side and an army at my command, I am almost ready to return to my ancestral home. Along the way, we've discovered the identity of the puppeteer, and there's a major score to be settled there. The body count is rising and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. By my blood, I swear I will avenge my family and take back what is rightfully mine. This is the second coming of the Blood Queen. * True/ Fated mates, M/M, Mate Orgy, Betrayal/ Retribution, Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance, Surprise Guests, Puppeteer discovered, Blood & gore, Why Choose Romance

Genre: Fantasy [f] [x]
Length: 342 Pages (2,349 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Reading Time) 4.4 Stars (2,963 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier. Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. The 1866 novel is the first of Dostoyevsky's five large works and reveals the mastery of psychological observation and analysis for which the Russian author is hailed.

Genre: Poetry [f] [x]
Length: 411 Pages (1,436 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

The Move: A Big City to Small Town Romantic Comedy (The Creek Water Series Book 2) by Whitney Dineen 4.5 Stars (233 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

When Lexi Blake was twelve years old, a fortune teller gave her the following cryptic message: In your thirtieth year, once the dog jumps over you, your life will change in the most unexpected ways. Lexi is thirty now and the following unexpected things have occurred: ?While walking through Central Park enjoying a beautiful fall day, Lexi eats dirt when a careless dog owner throws a frisbee at her head. A dog jumps over her. ?Lexi gets a promotion that pays less than her current job. ?Her crush announces that he's engaged. ?Her apartment turns condo and she can't afford the down payment. In order to escape her bad luck, she takes a vacation to visit a good friend in Creek Water, Missouri. But as it turns out, fate has a lot more in store for Lexi Blake. Will a good friend, an unexpected love interest, and a historic house have her scrapping her plans and moving to a small town on the banks of the Mississippi River? Find out in the delightfully funny rom-com that's sure to make you believe in happy endings!

Genre: Humor & Satire [f] [x]
Length: 316 Pages (673 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

The Wormwood Wind by Raushan Burkitbayeva - Nukenova (Hertfordshire Press) Price verified one day ago

This candid poetry collection is clearly the literary outpouring of a planetary citizen. A woman equally at home on the Steppes of Central Asia as much as the Capital cities of Europe. To my mind, a far from trivial verity once we recognise the innate femininity of her versification. Similarly to Sappho (5th Century BC), Nukenova allows everyone access into a woman's world, wherein seductive complexities of thought becomes manifest through wit and rhetoric. Admittedly, her images are often sharp-carefully elaborated for their own jovial sake.

Genre: Poetry [f] [x]
Length: 333 Pages (8,069 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Vile Infested (Pulp Dummy Dreadful Book 2) by James M. Gabagat (Shock Therapy Underground) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Angels fall but never die. Vesta Valley, California, a region world-renowned for its hundreds of vineyards, has also been notorious for dark phenomena. Beyond acres of grapevines, sits the Meadow of Dead Angels, an untouched land with reported sightings of bizarre creatures, people burning, people flying, and -- most famously -- a crazed woman who had been eating her toddler son alive. Of course, many claim the tales are mere campfire stories and urban legends, internet "PulpDummies." Following the sudden death of her mother, Abigail Munro grieves alone, spending much of her time drinking and popping pills or wandering aimlessly in her campervan. During this time of despair, she encounters the eccentric "Top Hat Man," who convinces her to seek her mother in the Meadow of Dead Angels. Desperate for healing, she travels to the cursed grounds, accompanied by her close circle of friends. On this impromptu camping trip, Abigail and her friends learn the truth about the land, as they become the prey of an otherworldly evil. If they hope to escape, the group must uncover the source and macabre history of the vile entities plaguing them. It will be a fight for their lives, their souls, and their sanity, for the Meadow of Dead Angels is neither cursed nor haunted... It is INFESTED. THIS IS A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL AND STANDALONE ENTRY TO THE PULP DUMMY DREADFUL HORROR ANTHOLOGY.

Genre: Horror [f] [x]
Length: 331 Pages (1,279 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 10th, 2020

FALL LOVE by Anne Whitehouse (Xlibris) 3.1 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Fall Love tells the intertwined stories of four twenties-something artists and professionals adrift in the bad old pre-AIDS New York of 1980. From a summer of love through an autumn of deceit and regret, we follow the lives of Althea, Jeanne, Paul, and Bryce from self-sacrifice to self-knowledge.

Genre: Literary Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 410 Pages (756 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Drone Games by Joel Narlock (Cedar Fort, Inc.) 4.4 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

"What do we gain if an operative manages to break through the defenses in a US airport?" Al-Aran asked. "A few hundred dead and perhaps one aircraft. What if we could clip the wings of seven thousand passenger planes indefinitely? If multiple planes mysteriously exploded in-flight? The Americans will have to close their skies." While millions of Americans go about their daily lives, halfway around the world an al-Qaeda cell hatches a deadly new terror plot. It's unthinkable in its devastation. It's brilliantly easy in its execution. And it's capable of bypassing all the security measures the United States implemented in the decade since 9/11. First, a Delta flight crashes on departure into Lake Michigan. Eight hours later, a United aircraft comes down over western Iowa. For the second time since flying was invented in 1903, the US airline industry is forced to a standstill. The message is clear. Stop flying -- ruin the economy. Keep flying -- more people will die. Now Homeland Security Director of Counter-Intelligence Jack Riley must lead an FBI task force in a frantic search to discover and eliminate the plot before more people are killed or the economy crashes permanently. The clock is ticking...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (1,611 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Knight Chosen: The Shackled Verities (Book One) by Tammy Salyer 4.4 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

In a Cosmos-wide war between celestials, humans are as expendable as pawns. Until Ulfric Aldinhuus, leader of the Knights Corporealis, starts using the celestials' weapons to fight back. Book One in the Shackled Verities Series. An epic fantasy with magic, monsters, and a Cosmos-crossing adventure. Vinnr is a realm of three kingdoms, one of five realms of the Great Cosmos. The peace between the kingdoms is stable, but fragile, and the Knights Corporealis keep their distance from the fickle and divided commoners. After all, theirs oaths were made to the celestials, not the people. But certain doom has come. A corrupt celestial arrives with a singular focus: to conquer the people of Vinnr and spread his dominion throughout the Cosmos. As the battle to save the realm commences, the Knights quickly find that their fight is not only for their own realm -- but for the Cosmos itself. Beleaguered and weary of the fight, Ulfric finds his faith failing. Ready for the challenge and eager to prove herself, Mylla Evernal, youngest of the Knights, takes up her sword readily and without a thought for her own life. And Jaemus Bardgrim, a foreigner from another realm caught unexpectedly in the midst of the chaos, just wants to know what in all the worlds is going on. And if there's one thing Ulfric knows, it's... a sword will never lose its faith in the fight, even if he has. What people are saying about the Shackled Verities Series: ??????? ?????????? "I can't wait to find out what happens next in this epic series." ????????????????? "Compelling plot, intriguing characters and a pretty spectacular world." ????????????????? "Such a fantastic ride for this new promising series... cannot recommend this enough!!" ?????????? "... a brilliantly executed novel." ????????????????? "He had me LOL-ing throughout." ????????????????? "Honestly I'd read a grocery list if Ms. Salyer wrote it."??????? ???????Other books in the Shackled Verities Series: A Knight's Calling: The Shackled ...

Genre: War [f] [x]
Length: 404 Pages (4,415 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 10th, 2020

The Lost Sentinel: Silent Sea Chronicles - Book 1 by Suzanne Rogerson 4.5 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The magical island of Kalaya is dying, along with its Sentinel. The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains. Tei, a tailor's daughter, has always hidden her magic but when her father's old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains she must leave her old life behind. On the journey, an attack leaves her father mortally wounded. He entrusts her into the care of the exiles and on his deathbed makes a shocking confession. Tei joins the exiles search for their new Sentinel - the only person capable of restoring the fading magic. But mysterious Masked Riders are hunting the Sentinel too, and time, as well as hope, is running out. Against mounting odds it will take friendship, heartache and sacrifice to succeed, but is Tei willing to risk everything to save the island magic? If you like multi dimensional characters in vibrant worlds, then you'll love The Lost Sentinel - Book 1 in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy. '... this story bowled me over, it was an absolutely outstanding epic fantasy and the kind of writing fantasy authors should be aspiring to.' '... Suzanne Rogerson can certainly make you forget time... A super start to what is going to be a sensational story, just make sure you are part of it from the beginning' 'THE LOST SENTINEL contains plenty of action, intrigue, and challenges throughout, making this a thrilling fantasy adventure... it whisked me away to someplace magical, alluring, and dangerous.'

Genre: Fantasy [f] [x]
Length: 363 Pages (1,418 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Mud, Muck and Dead Things (A Campbell and Carter Mystery Book 1) by Ann Granger (Canelo USA) 4.2 Stars (98 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The first thrilling instalment of the Campbell and Carter mysteries. When the body of a young woman is discovered in the cowshed of Cricket Farm, the tranquility of the British countryside is shattered. Inspector Jess Campbell is on the case, but with few leads, a grumbling partner, and the new superintendent Ian Carter piling on the pressure, she's beginning to wonder why she chose to be a detective in the first place. The shifty land-owner Eli Smith seems to have something to hide, and as Campbell delves into the gruesome past of the dilapidated farm, the mystery deepens. A flashy Mercedes spotted fleeing the scene of the crime leads to a suspect, but when another body turns up, it looks as though Campbell's lead is nothing but a dead end... Book one in the Campbell and Carter Mysteries, Mud, Muck and Dead Things will thrill fans of M. C. Beaton, Joy Ellis and the Midsomer Murders. Praise for Ann Granger 'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times 'The story just gets more complex, mysterious and chilling' Good Book Guide 'For once a murder novel which displays a gentle touch and a dash of wit' Northern Echo 'A clever and lively book' Margaret York

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 356 Pages (1,031 KB)
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The Wayward One (The De Montforte Brothers Book 5) by Danelle Harmon 4.6 Stars (193 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

"The bluest of blood; the boldest of hearts; the de Montfortes will take your breath away." Irish Captain Ruaidri O' Devir has no love for the English. Taken from his family and pressed into the Royal Navy at a young age, he is now a commander for the fledgling American Continental Navy, hand-picked by John Adams himself to steal a potent new explosive from the British. Ruaidri expects to be successful in his mission. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with the sister of the man he's crossed an ocean to abduct... Beautiful Lady Nerissa de Montforte is the youngest sibling in a powerful and aristocratic English family. Fiercely guarded by her overprotective brothers, she pines for love after a longtime betrothal was cruelly cut short. When she accompanies her brother to a demonstration of his new explosive, she never dreams that her wildest longings to find love and freedom are about to be fulfilled... by a man who is wrong for her in every single way except the one that matters most... The spectacular conclusion to the internationally bestselling DE MONTFORTE series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Danelle Harmon! Read The De Montforte Brothers in Order: • Book 1: The Wild One • Book 2: The Beloved One • Book 3: The Defiant One • Book 4: The Wicked One • Book 5: The Wayward One • Book 6: The Admiral's Heart • Book 7: The Fox & the Angel • Book 8: My First Noel

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 578 Pages (1,894 KB)
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Wrapped in Ink: Montgomery Ink: Boulder by Carrie Ann Ryan 4.8 Stars (192 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Montgomery Ink: Boulder Book 1 The Montgomery Ink saga continues with a new series set in Boulder, where a family secret might just change everything. One mistake at a friend's wedding rocks Liam Montgomery's entire world, and everything he thought was true turns out to be a lie. But when an accident lands him in the ER, Liam meets someone that might just be the distraction he needs. Arden Brady has spent her life in and out of hospitals. But according to the world, she doesn't look sick. She's lost jobs and friends because they don't see beneath the surface, but she's learned to rely on her family and herself to keep going. And then she meets Liam. With two sets of overprotective siblings and a puppy that can't help but get into everything, Liam and Arden might just fall harder than either one ever expected.

Genre: Women's Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 340 Pages (1,078 KB)
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Dark Psychology: Mastery Bundle: Secrets and Techniques of Manipulation, NLP, Body Language, Mind Control and How to Analyze and Read People. Learn ... by John Clark 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Have you gone through life constantly feeling as though no one will take you seriously? No matter how hard you try, you may feel that others always overlook you and you are never giving your chance to shine. If you are ready to bring that feeling of uncertainty and insufficiency to an end, keep reading... Many people get through their days feeling underappreciated, ignored, and insignificant. No matter how hard they try or how much they prove themselves to others, they feel like no one is listening or paying attention. Despite the fact that they may even have the right answers, no one feels compelled to listen to them. Does this sound like you? Inside this book you can find : • Dark Psychology 101 • Dark Psychology Secrets • The Art of Reading People • Dark Psychology Secrets and Manipulation Techniques This book can teach you so much about what you have to do in order to successfully navigate social situations. This book can provide you with the skills necessary to influence, persuade, and manipulate other people into actually looking at you. Through a wide range of techniques and body language meant to be compelling, interesting, and attractive, you will be able to take control of social situations in nearly every context with the skills included in this book. Within this book, you will find the following: • The ins and outs of essential background information, such as an understanding of empathy, emotions, the nuances between manipulation and persuasion, and more • The importance of remaining ethical as well as how to do so when toying with the minds of other people • A comprehensive list of several different types of nonverbal communication, ranging from expressions to body positions, proxemics, and vocal cues • What covert manipulation is, how to use it, and why some people use it • What the six principles of persuasion are and how to utilize dark persuasion in ways that can be beneficial to everyone involved • An in-depth ...

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 409 Pages (3,589 KB)
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Intervention for Fractured Souls: Book 1 of The Masada 2 Aaron Weber Files by Zev Weiner (Eli Books) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Book 1 of The Masada 2 Aaron Weber Files When the nation of Israel was officially formed, the new Israeli government sought to raise special Jewish children to be top secret agents devoted to defending the newborn nation against her enemies. One of these children, a Boston-born boy named Aaron Weber, discovers his destiny early on and dedicates himself wholeheartedly to Israel's defense. As he grows up, he faces tough choices, makes friends and enemies, and discovers the consequences of choosing wholehearted loyalty at the cost of secrecy and even betrayal. The Aaron Weber files of the Masada 2 series brings exciting adventures amidst intrigue, violence, terrorism, secrecy, and treachery from Israel, Europe, the United States, and beyond.

Genre: Action & Adventure [f] [x]
Length: 302 Pages (968 KB)
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Added: Aug 10th, 2020

The Circle by Stephen Galgon 4.9 Stars (60 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

FINALIST -- 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards: General Fiction FINALIST -- 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense FINALIST -- 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards: Adult Fiction NOMINEE -- 2020 Global Ebook Awards: Suspense Fiction NOMINEE -- 2020 Global Ebook Awards: Thriller Fiction Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges' Comments: "The Circle is creepy... action-packed and very mysterious." "... not a story to forget." IMAGINE YOU HAD ALL THE MONEY YOU EVER WANTED at the push of a button. The power to control law enforcement, politicians at the highest levels, the judicial system as a whole. To have what you want when you want it, whatever it is. All you have to do is kill someone... before someone kills you. MEMBERS of THE CIRCLE don't have to imagine such a life. They live it. The liberation of being both hunter and hunted. The salvation that comes with such freedom. A chance to feel truly alive. A chance to savor each precious moment. Because in THE CIRCLE any moment could be your last. DOUGLAS GOODWIN isn't rich. He isn't powerful. What could the sacred society of THE CIRCLE possibly want with him -- just a regular guy with a regular job leading a regular life? What would drive them to coerce a young man who has always valued integrity over hedonism into their midst? And why would Doug agree to submersion in a world of secrecy and murder? It's unthinkable. THE HARSH REALITY? Doug has been inducted into an institution where friends become enemies overnight, loyalty is a nothing more than a punchline, and conscience is a burden. Where he will be hunted and expected to hunt other members to their death. With no escape from THE CIRCLE's ubiquitous influence and domination. HOW FAR WILL DOUG GO? How much will he sacrifice to preserve his way of life? Will he be swayed by the money, the women, the power? Or will THE CIRCLE consume him, as it has hundreds of others before him, and leave nothing but another nameless corpse in its wake?

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 338 Pages (3,890 KB)
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THE BERSERKER PROJECT: Chaos Will Follow by Derrick Ireland 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

In the Syrian Desert, amidst the carnage of civil war, the 21st Century Arms Race is on. The race to build the super-soldier, the ultimate bioengineered apex super-predator. Delta Force Sergeant Bobby Diaz is a test subject for the trillion dollar black budget experiment. But he doesn't know it. Doctor Gellard, a fugitive from justice for his heinous crimes, is expendable to those he now works for, seeking their protection and selling his soul to act as their "caretaker". But he doesn't know it. Professor Helldorf is in charge of the Berserker Project, the centenarian Nazi War Criminal plying the trade he first learnt in the Dachau Concentration Camp. And he knows everything. But the howling barbarians Helldorf and his genius protégé create cannot be tamed. As they leave the desert behind them to spread their savagery, killing or contaminating all in their path, the berserkers will only grow until they rule. Thousands of miles away, in a world fractured by those now turned into beasts, a young woman tries to reach the secret sanctuary only she knows of, navigating her way through the streets of London as she battles the chaos that follows.

Genre: Science Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 383 Pages (1,758 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 10th, 2020

The Carer by Nigel J Williams 4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Set in present-day Bristol, 'The Carer' tells the story of a modern-day female Carer-Companion who is stunningly beautiful in appearance, but whose mind is hideously cruel and calculating. Aided by her wicked Stepfather, Rebecca Thorneycroft likes to identify with the elderly and the most vulnerable in our society. Her only prerequisite is that they are immensely rich, quite alone and, if she's extremely lucky, suffering from dementia. Rebecca's background is filled with both physical and mental abuse and her ambitions are to become super rich and to destroy the ties with her evil Stepfather, Tom Thorneycroft. After gaining a client's confidence, aided by her Stepfather and a crooked Solicitor by the name of Dominic Symes of Montague Symes & Co, Clifton, Bristol, Rebecca sets out on a path of forging wills, stealing money, blackmailing and anything else that might help achieve her aims. That is until she meets up with the likes of Detective Sergeant Andy McDermott of Redland CID, and things start to go horribly wrong! She soon discovers that he is far from a normal Police Officer, and their relationship leads to an inescapable series of events which draw her further and deeper into a nightmare from which she will never escape. The Carer tells a story that we can all relate to, especially those of us with elderly relatives. Read the reviews!!

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 337 Pages (349 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

The Prisoner of Lazerev (Reboot Mystery Series Book 2) by Ellie Thornton 4.8 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

In The Bristol Park Detective, Patrick Daley and Elizabeth Shea fell in love, but when their memories are rebooted, they must find their connection again in this romantic crime mystery retelling of the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo. When 18-year-old Patrick Daley arrives home in Sacramento with his traveling circus, he's desperate to look into his mother's missing person case. After a reckless attempt to shine a big, obnoxious light on her disappearance, Patrick finally gets the help he's wanted. It's not until he's kidnapped, and thrown into a Siberian work camp, that he discovers how close he was to solving his mom's case. Ten years later, with revenge in his heart and a fortune hidden in a secret account gifted to him by a spiritual, old coot, Patrick escapes and finds his way home. He's all set to face the men who betrayed him until he meets the girl he left behind all those years ago. As a girl, Elizabeth Shea had a high moral code -- as a woman, she wears a badge. Proceeding as planned will not only cost him his freedom, but the one person whose memory gave him the strength to survive the unthinkable. A Christian romantic suspense worth reading. A thriller based on faith. "I love this series and can't wait for the next one! In this remake on a classic story you are taken on adventurous tale of deceit, love, and redemption. I had to finish this book in one setting as I couldn't find a breaking point to put it down. It's that good! It is a clean read as well, which I enjoy and will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good romance within a great adventure story." - HappyMama, Amazon Reviewer

Genre: Religion & Spirituality [f] [x]
Length: 338 Pages (8,363 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

The Perfect Angel: A Lance Priest / Preacher Thriller (No. 3) by Christopher Metcalf (Tree Tunnel Publishing, LLC) 4.3 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

Enjoy the Lance Priest / Preacher spy-thriller series. Book I: The Perfect Candidate Book II: The Perfect Weapon Book III: The Perfect Angel Book IV: en el Medio Bokk V: The Perfect Patriot ------------------------------------------------- Ice-cold CIA spy Lance "Preacher" Priest is back. This time the world thinks he is dead. A dead Lance Priest is even scarier than a live one. He is a ghost, a phantom. He is THE PERFECT ANGEL. Lance believes that Marta, a lethal former KGB operative, and the only light in his dark life, has been killed. Without Marta anchoring him to reality, Preacher becomes a haunted creature of the night who only comes out to kill, to destroy. He is free to wreak his unique brand of havoc on a top-secret list of traitors who crossed the line. But that is not his ultimate mission. Only CIA legend Geoffrey Seibel knows the truth. Lance is a pawn in an international chess game. There is a mole in Seibel's ultra-secret CIA operations. And it can only be one of his three most trusted agents. Someone must die. THE PERFECT ANGEL is the third book in the Lance Priest series. It is the follow-up to THE PERFECT CANDIDATE and THE PERFECT WEAPON. ----------------------------------------------------------- Reviews of Metcalf Books: I read a lot of books and only feel compelled to write a review on those books that stand out for some reason and this book rose to the top of my list as one of the best books I've read in a while. -The Book Lady Finally an author has created a unique character. No he doesnt have the requisite green eyes that are so trite. No he is not suave and yet rugged. His character is unique. As is this author. This is a book to save and to savor. -Craig S. Parker The lead character in The Perfect Candidate - Lance Priest - is fascinating, compelling and often difficult to like. Priest's training, skills and assignments have revealed his unique combination of assets and liabilities and the story of his development ...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 302 Pages (612 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Holy Isle by James Harold Carlson 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

The year is 1806. A fortune in gold doubloons has been buried for 27 years in England. Sígge Jonasson, a Swedish pirate, solves a baffling riddle and locates the treasure on the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne. With his new found wealth he encounters a mysterious monk who urges him to humble himself under the mighty hand of God. After hearing Rev. John Newton, a former slave trader, he recovers the lost faith of his childhood, marries a devout Scottish beauty named Elizabeth, confronts his arch nemesis, and establishes the Holy Isle Trading Company. While sailing the globe, Sígge and Elizabeth liberate (manumit) slaves and return them to their homes in West Africa. No obstacle seems too great for this spirited couple until an explosion on London's water front threatens their financial ruin. Romance, conflict, deliverance, and life on the high seas are cast against a backdrop of historical events early in the nineteenth century. It's a captivating saga with Divine intervention at every turn.

Genre: Action & Adventure [f] [x]
Length: 365 Pages (1,075 KB)
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WHAT YOU'VE DONE: A romantic suspense thriller by J.A. Schneider 4.6 Stars (50 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

A small town divorce lawyer ("I know people's secrets") blames herself when a client's teen daughter is brutally murdered. She investigates and finds herself the killer's next target. Grieving the loss of her NYPD detective husband, former defense attorney Mia Peale moves to Grand Cove, Connecticut, desperate for a sense of community and hoping to rebuild her life. Now, starting a family law practice, she's finally found friends and peace - until the teen daughter of one of her clients is brutally murdered, and the girl's boyfriend stands accused. Kelly Payne was an adored high school track star. Brian Hall is a poor boy in a rich town, and the community is outraged. But Mia has known Brian since her arrival and can't believe he's guilty, despite strong circumstantial evidence against him. As his defense turns lackluster, she asks Grand Cove police detective Jay Colter for help. Jay is also skeptical of the police and DA's case and takes them on, especially when Mia's friend from her former Manhattan law firm uncovers a frighteningly similar murder in the city. Secretly, Jay helps Mia investigate both murders, but his alarm grows as her life is threatened by a maniac hiding among them. Absolutely brilliant! I LOVE this author and this book was just gripping from the very first page to the jaw dropping climax." Renita D'Silva "A great psycho-thriller. The intensity starts on page one, then fear and excitement build like a runaway train." Crime Book Club "Spellbinding with race horse tension." Goodreads "Unbearably tense, with truly shocking twists. I read a LOT of books and was stunned repeatedly, not just at the end." Alice Liddell "Still can't forget that ending." Fiction Cafe "WOW!!! What an outstanding story that has everything! A thriller with romance, sadness, psychological suspense, murder, friendship and love! An amazing read that held me spellbound from start to THAT ENDING. I was shocked, never guessed. FIVE STARS!!!" Goodreads "Grips you from ...

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 308 Pages (1,195 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Don't Leave Me Breathless: Book 1 in the Summer-Scipio Trilogy by A Kelly 3.9 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

A gripping romantic suspense about one woman's fight to protect the only man she loves Summer Rideau, a beautiful but troubled young lawyer, is not the kind of girl to fall in love and settle down. But reeling from a series of traumatising events, Summer finds comfort in a convicted criminal, Bobby Swinburne, whose twisted ideas of intimacy fulfil her penchant for pain. As their violent marriage grows out of hand, Summer desperately fights and escapes. But finding a handsome, soft-hearted single father living next door to her hiding place turns Summer's plans upside down. The extraordinary bond she finds with Joseph 'Scipio' Russo soon becomes an unimaginable, once-in-a-lifetime romance. When Bobby hunts her down, Summer is faced with a choice: leave Scipio and deal with her murderous ex alone, or stay and protect the love of her life, whatever the cost. Don't Leave Me Breathless is the first novel in the riveting Summer-Scipio Trilogy. It's a tale of dangerous love like nothing you've read. You will find the story sizzling in its own way, but at times this psychological romance will also chill you to the bone. **Kindle edition now includes bonus anthology** Buy Don't Leave Me Breathless today, and follow a flawed heroine as she becomes a fierce defender of her one true love.

Genre: Women's Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 376 Pages (4,855 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

A DYING KING: Book I of the Zhala Trilogy by Simon Rutter (Preston Street Press) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

My name is Zhala. Ailwick Zhala. I am girl but I will go on to be a sailor, a castaway, a fugitive, a prisoner and the foremost political insurgent the Monarchy will ever see. I live with my father. He is very rich and very important but acts like he isn't either of those things but he is the cleverest man in the Monarchy. We don't talk about my mother much. What happened to her was pure horror. I did inherit something from my mother. They call it the Craft; you could call it bane or boon. What I know is that if I wanted your opinion it would allow me to crack your mind open and take it. The Monarchy is in trouble. The king is dying. Not dead, just dying. He won't get any better but he won't get any worse. Everyone thinks my father did something to the king which I think is hilarious but he doesn't. So while the king lays there in his shit, which something else I think is hilarious, his children rule the Monarchy. They are insane and their idea of ruling is to kill everyone who is not like them. The hate people who are different. People like me. We need the king to recover so he can put things right or we need him to die so the ruling family can be overthrown. It doesn't matter which. What we cannot have forever is a dying king. A Dying King is the first volume of The Zhala Trilogy - an innovative and unconventional fantasy that has a vein of dark humour running through it. If you read it you won't forget it.

Genre: Horror [f] [x]
Length: 326 Pages (1,055 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

The Alternate Safe World of Sanctuary by Mariam Cheshire 4.8 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Sanctuary Bulletin 511 pictured a safe wonderful 1972 world. Evangeline rode the bus to the walled city, not knowing what to expect and ready to fight any obstacles in her path. She found allies who helped in her determined search. The underground world almost stopped her. Love did not enter into her plan and she pushed it away. A forgotten manuscript, covered with dust, came to light after 42 years. Evangeline and her story appears now to show a world that might yet be the answer to those who need help.

Genre: Fantasy [f] [x]
Length: 305 Pages (1,315 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

The Never: A Tale of Peter and the Fae by Don Jones 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This thoughtful reinterpretation of Peter Pan through myth and folklore will appeal to fans of darker adult takes on children's literature. - BookLife When the ancient Under Hill home of the Fae is infected with the Rot, they're left with an unpleasant choice: die in one last, great stand, or escape to the Human world. A world they once knew, but where they no longer belong. A modern world, where Cold Iron surrounds and poisons magical beings. The Fae Queen reluctantly chooses exile, and she and her people abandon their magical castles, ancient glens, timeless forests, and centuries of power and tradition. They come into a bleak land bereft of magic and wonder, and begin to hunker down in the Human world's hidden places. The once-proud Fae resentfully begin a life of poverty, anonymity, and fear. But one small group of Fae, accustomed to tinkering with the fabric of the universe, begin to develop an idea. An idea that will either give them a new world to live in, or wipe them completely from existence. An idea that could preserve them, or end them forever. An idea that requires the help of a young child's boundless imagination. An idea that will take them into the Never, a place forbidden and inimical to their kind.It's a story that you think you know, but you've only ever heard a small part of it. A story that starts long before those three children flew in, and that has its epic conclusion long after they've gone. "There's an almost seamless interweaving of elements from English folklore, children's literature, and history. Jones's ideas about the power of creativity and the relationship between the Fae and inspiration work well; the horrendously stereotypical Indians, for example, are explained as Fae manifestations of childish interpretations of faraway stories. Readers looking for spirited children's stories of adventure should look elsewhere, but readers interested in mythology will find much to enjoy in this elegiac tale about attempting to protect one's ...

Genre: Fantasy [f] [x]
Length: 358 Pages (745 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

The Collected Works of James Joyce: Chamber Music + Dubliners + A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man + Exiles + Ulysses (the original 1922 ed.) by James Joyce (e-artnow ebooks) 3.3 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of James Joyce: Chamber Music + Dubliners + A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man + Exiles + Ulysses (the original 1922 ed.) + Pomes Penyeach + Finnegans Wake + Stephen Hero + The Critical Writings of James Joyce" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 - 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent among these the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). His complete oeuvre also includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.

Genre: Urban [f] [x]
Length: 2,136 Pages (2,421 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Hidden (Hidden Sanctuary Book 1) by T.L. Dyer 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

"We don't talk about the future or discuss the past. We're free from judgement and expectation. And we never look Outsiders in the eye." The men had separated themselves from their old lives. But had they really thought they could stay hidden forever? When an Outsider forces her way into Jacob's life, the emotionally pain-free existence the men have cultivated in the abandoned buildings skirting the city is threatened. Fighting against the instinctive pull of the 'outside world' and the memories of a dark past he'd rather forget, Jacob must choose either the tribe who stifle him or the past that might kill him. In the city, Sada finds the hooded stranger who saved her life and a society few know anything about. Determined to learn more about this hidden tribe, she is confronted with the depth of the scars her city is leaving behind in its quest for financial global power. Her journalistic instincts are to reveal the truth in a city that wants to bury it, but to do so could have fatal consequences for all of them. HIDDEN is the first book in the HIDDEN SANCTUARY urban dystopia series.

Genre: Science Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 419 Pages (1,739 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Humphry Davy, Poet and Philosopher by T. E. Thorpe (Good Press) 3.5 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

"Humphry Davy, Poet and Philosopher" by T. E. Thorpe. 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 digital format.

Genre: Classics [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (2,256 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 8th, 2020

The Haze by Burnaby Hawkes (Athena Book Tavern) 3.9 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

From former NATO analyst Burnaby Hawkes comes a gripping tale about love and identity in an explosive world. During a CIA operation in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, Agent Hector Kane finds his career and marriage at stake when he receives a call from a Saudi prince who claims that Hector's wife is a Chinese spy. Life has never been the same since Hector Kane was tossed out of the Company two years ago. His marriage to the smart and beautiful Yubi is falling apart after the death of their son. His teaching career at the American Institute of Middle Eastern Studies in Cairo has not fulfilled him as he thought it would. His heart and mind are still in the trade. So when the CIA offers him a chance to redeem himself, Hector doesn't hesitate. It's a "one-man job," as the Cairo chief puts it; if successful, Hector is set up to become the next deputy chief of the CIA's Cairo station. Hector will take his wife and five students to a remote island in the South China Sea. No questions, Hector; you'll be briefed in Asia. But in Asia, things get weirder by the day. First, Hector questions the nature of his mission when the CIA instructs him to infect one of his students with a deadly virus. Second, Hector receives a call from the Saudi Prince Mohamed bin Hakam, who claims that Hector's wife is a Chinese spy who has seduced and abducted his son. Unable to tell the CIA, Hector must act alone. He has to contact the Chinese intelligence, locate the prince's son, and relearn everything he thought he knew about his marriage, his mission, and himself.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 434 Pages (1,095 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Roaming Wild: The Steeles 5 (Steele Ridge) by Tracey Devlyn (Steele Ridge Publishing) 4.7 Stars (59 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

In this fifth installment of the action-packed Steele Ridge romantic suspense series, a law enforcement hero surrenders his heart to his best friend's sister and a small town heroine learns the man she's loved forever is not what he seems. While on the road together, the two friends forge an ever-lasting love and track down a serial killer. She's loved him forever... ? The last thing traveling nurse Evie Steele expects to find aboard the RV housing her mobile health clinic is her brother's best friend. As always, Deke's close proximity stirs her forbidden desires and long-suppressed dreams. But his sudden reappearance in her life and curious interest in her patients makes Evie wonder what he's hiding.? ... but now his secrets could destroy them both.? Special agent Deke Conrad is in big trouble. Not only does he have a thing for his friend's little sister, but what should be a routine mission is turning into a tour of temptation and survival. He fooled himself into thinking he could keep the beautiful and dynamic Evie in the dark while he used the cover of her Med Mobile to track down a merciless wildlife trafficker. But he didn't anticipate the lure of her scent or the warmth of her smile... or the string of dead bodies littering their path.? When Evie winds up in his enemy's crosshairs, Deke must unleash every weapon in his arsenal to save her, including his heart. But will he be too late? Although all books are stand alones, if you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series chronologically, the following is the correct order: • The Beginning - The Steeles • Going Hard - The Steeles • Living Fast - The Steeles • Loving Deep - The Steeles • Breaking Free - The Steeles • Roaming Wild - The Steeles • Stripping Bare - The Steeles • Enduring Love - The Steeles • Craving Heat - The Kingstons • Tasting Fire - The Kingstons • Searing Need - The Kingstons • Vowing Love - The Steeles • Striking Edge - The ...

Genre: Action & Adventure [f] [x]
Length: 538 Pages (19,894 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 8th, 2020

The Black Cube by Ian Alland (Thriller Fiction) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Lechsinska is a shy young woman. She is married to Simon and they are happy living in their small flat in London. When Solomon and latisha enter their lives Lechsinska, Simon and their friends Jenny and Richard are pulled into a world they thought only existed in nightmares - a world where no one cares whether you live or die, full of torture and pain. We follow Lechsinska as she cuts through the lies and deceit in search of the truth and struggles to find the courage she needs to survive the horrors she must face.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 330 Pages (602 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Hold On Tight (Returning Home Book 1) by Serena Bell (Jelsba Media Group) 4.3 Stars (111 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

A wounded soldier. A secret baby. A second chance at love. Military hero Jake Taylor has made a few terrible decisions, but none worse than the one in Afghanistan that cost him his best friend and his leg. Or so he thinks, until he comes home from war to discover a seven-year-old son he never knew existed. Jake can't regret the blissful nights he spent with Mira in his arms, or the boy with his eyes, but he can leave Mira and Sam alone so they don't become yet another one of his mistakes. He'll rehab his body, figure out how to find purpose again -- and keep things simple with the woman he once craved desperately. Except the sizzling attraction that drew him to Mira is still fierce, and staying away from her is a lot harder than he ever expected... "One of the best books I've read so far this year." -- Bette, Goodreads "LOVE. LOVE. LOVE." -- Denise, Goodreads "Sweet, sexy and real... In Hold On Tight, Serena Bell has written a beautiful story about a wounded soldier and the woman strong enough to love him." -- USA Today Bestselling Author Jessica Scott "Hold On Tight gave me all the feels. I love that it's about healing, finding something to fight for, learning to go after what you want and that love is never a bad thing... " -- The Book Dutchesses "I was completely swept away with the characters, story and the writing." -- Twin Spin "The authenticity of their story is resounding. This isn't a story of instant love, but of an uphill battle and determination, of making decisions, and of living in the here and now." -- Heroes and Heartbreakers "Hold On Tight is one of those romance stories that warms you right through to your very soul." -- Nicci's Book Blog "Bravo to Serena Bell for some truly astounding character work in this book!" -- Smitten with Reading "This contemporary second-chance romance is Bell's best written book yet. It deals with the horror of war beautifully and with great care, weaving it into a great love story, and many, many ...

Genre: Contemporary Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 322 Pages (1,620 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Path of Descent: Ambrosine by Noreen Harrison Price verified one day ago

The path of my descent ended with secrets, revenge and death... making me the last of the Ambrosines. Alixia couldn't stop the images flooding her mind. Her mother and Marcel were calling out to her. His bloodstained teeth fully exposed, promising to take her soul as he did her mother's... In this final book of the Ambrosine Series author Noreen Harrison weaves a tale of hidden societies, family bonds, broken promises, immortality, and ultimately revenge, all set against the intriguing backdrop of New Orleans.

Genre: Horror [f] [x]
Length: 397 Pages (1,063 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 7th, 2020

The Cult of Mao by James Suriano (Weaving Genesis) 3.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

The small golden lights emerged from my hands and mouth, lighting up the space around me. They swirled in the air, pulled by the currents of wind, before reforming and coming together. The lights returned to me like a million fireflies and swarmed in a tall column over each of my upturned palms. "What am I?" I said out loud. In 1968, Xiajao Ying, a young boy from a powerful Shanghai family, is sent to work in the rice paddies in a remote village as part of Mao Zedong's Down to the Countryside movement. While there, he discovers a secret about himself that manifests unexpectedly in front of superstitious peasants, who then begin to regard him as divine. On the other side of the world, Anatella Weegarden, an NYU student and researcher for the enigmatic Khelidiam Society, has been tasked with flying to the province of Zhejiang and studying Xiajao's extraordinary gift. Anatella, however, has no idea of the atrocities Mao's regime has been carrying out on the Chinese populace and the very real dangers ahead of her. Xiajao's fledgling abilities eventually garner the attention of the Chinese Red Army then Mao himself. When the Chairman confronts the boy with an impossible ultimatum, Xiajao sees no other recourse but to stow away on a container ship and cross the Pacific. The harsh, desolate seas are only bearable because of the promise of safety and freedom on the shores of California. But soon, Xiajao discovers, even in the Land of the Free, there is always a price to be paid.

Genre: Fantasy [f] [x]
Length: 387 Pages (816 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 7th, 2020

RISK by Deborah Bladon 4.6 Stars (202 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

RISK, a new standalone from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon. Standalone Book. No Cliffhanger. Nolan Black is gorgeous, bold and unapologetic in his desire for me. When I fall into his lap in Las Vegas, our connection is instant. Once I'm back in Manhattan we can't resist the attraction. The draw is too intense and the desire is addictive. I want him in ways I promised myself I wouldn't. He needs me in ways he didn't know existed. The pull is strong enough to erase the doubt and to drown out all the questions. Until the secrets we've buried in our pasts collide in a way no one could have predicted. Please note - You do not need to read any of my other books to enjoy RISK. This is a complete standalone.

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 351 Pages (3,781 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 7th, 2020

The Black Shield Chronicles: The Return of The Black Shield by David Fox 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours ago

They searched the galaxy for their prey, what they found would turn out to be their worst nightmare which could lead to the fall of their Empire and the end of everything they've ever known. Alex found himself in their clutches, forcing him to chose between leading his people or letting them die. along the way he would discover the truth about old legends and bond with new friends as they travel the stars bringing the fight to their new found enemy with new amazing powers and powerful warships.

Genre: Action & Adventure [f] [x]
Length: 569 Pages (2,082 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 7th, 2020

Cog in the Machine: Crime Thriller by Nigel Shinner 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Cog in the Machine. After twelve years in prison, Dom Carver, is released into a changed world with changed rules. Older, but not necessarily wiser, his restless spirit cannot be contained for long and his prior reputation gains interest, tempting him to cross the same lines that cost him his freedom. The Tall Man - the ruthless head of an organised crime syndicate wishing to exploit Carver's skills to meet his own ends. The Boss - a vicious thug, trying to climb to the top of the criminal pile and wanting to use The Tall Man's business as a launch pad. In a high stakes game where losing is not an option, Dom Carver is caught between two rival gangs and must tread unfamiliar territory to save himself and those most dear to him... and to escape from being just another Cog in the Machine. "A brisk, complex thriller... The Italian Job meets The Fast and The Furious, on cocaine." Tony J Fyler, Editor-in-chief, at Jefferson Franklin Editing.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (1,083 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 7th, 2020

IMPLANT: A British murder mystery with a little slice of horror (The DI Gardener crime fiction series Book 3) by Ray Clark (THE BOOK FOLKS best-selling crime fiction publishers) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

A ruthless criminal is picking off the inhabitants of a Yorkshire town. As the methods increase in cruelty, the pressure on the police mounts. A police constable ventures out in the middle of the night after a report about suspicious activity at a hardware store in a small town. The light is on, but no one seems to be around. Just a ringing phone that will start a manhunt. When DI Gardener turns up to investigate further, he discovers a man in some difficulty. The kind of difficulties you experience when you've been screwed, crucifixion-style, to a wall. With the unfortunate victim - the nephew of the hardware shop's owner - beyond help, the town is put under lock down. And every possible suspect, including the uncle, brought in. This is not an isolated incident, and the killer has more in store. The detectives are soon led to another situation where a woman is perilously close to death. So close that it's a matter of millimetres. Getting further in the case will require careful inspection of the crime scenes and the murderer's torturous methods. In fact, they have been taunting the police by leaving a strange calling card. But only by working out the motive will DI Gardener catch the cruel killer. IMPLANT is the third murder mystery by Ray Clark to feature Detective Inspector Stewart Gardener. It can be enjoyed on its own or as part of the series. Look out for the other three books, the full list is as follows: 1. IMPURITY 2. IMPERFECTION 3. IMPLANT 4. IMPRESSION All available FREE with Kindle Unlimited and in paperback.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 318 Pages (3,783 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 7th, 2020

SIN (New) by Mark Keys 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

SIN A novel about sunshine, sex, vodka shots, Gulf Streams and Singapore Slings... and the odd transvestite! Cleverly combining into novel form the lifestyle and excesses of 'Entourage' with the curiosity, wit and hilarity of 'Lost in Translation.' 'SIN,' is the first in a series of literary fiction that draws on the experiences of a music television industry insider to illustrate both the heady excesses of expatriate lifestyle in Asia and the difficulty of finding love in the fast track world of show biz. About the Author. Mark Keys is an international media executive with over twenty years experience working directly for global broadcasters such as Sony Pictures - Columbia Tri -Star, VNU Media, Billboard Magazine, Much Music, Carlton International Television, ITV, The Tube Music Network and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Genre: Action & Adventure [f] [x]
Length: 546 Pages (2,417 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 7th, 2020

Melchior: Vengeance Is Mine by A. K. Frailey (Frailey Books) 3.6 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Britain in the fifth century was a land torn by war, while Melchior was a man torn by choice. His son is accused of murder, his daughter is forced to marry a brutal king, and his sister is driving him mad, but a prophetic vision saves him from despair. A father will endure great trials to keep his children safe.

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 386 Pages (3,773 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 7th, 2020

King of Wall Street (The Royals Book 1) by Louise Bay 4.4 Stars (622 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

THE KING OF WALL STREET IS BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES BY AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL. I keep my two worlds separate. At work, I'm King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I'm always right. I'm shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless. At home, I'm a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there's a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right. When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She's the most infuriating woman I've ever worked with. I don't like the way she bends over the photocopier -- it makes my mouth water. I hate the way she's so eager to do a good job -- it makes my dick twitch. And I can't stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body. If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don't just rule the boardroom. I'm in charge of the bedroom, too. The King of Wall Street is a sexy, stand alone, contemporary romance. Other stand-alone books in this series. They can be read in any order. Book 2. Duke of Manhattan (Ryder & Scarlett) Book 3. The British Knight (Alexander & Violet) Book 4. The Earl of London (Logan & Darcy) Book 5. Park Avenue Prince (Sam & Grace)

Genre: Contemporary Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 308 Pages (743 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 6th, 2020

The Queen's Alpha Series Box Set: Books #1-3 by W.J. May 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

USA Today Bestselling Author, W.J. May brings her international bestselling series together in a box set limited edition collection! The Queen's Alpha brings you deeper into the world of shifters, fae, and magic. The Queen's Alpha Box Set Books #1-3 ETERNAL - Book 1 She will fight for what is hers. When the king is murdered, Katerina, his only daughter, must flee for her life. She finds herself on a strange and dangerous path. Alone for the first time, she's forced to rely upon her wits and the kindness of strangers, while protecting her royal secret at the same time. Because she alone knows the truth. It was her brother who killed the king. And he's coming for her next. Alone and struggling, she finds herself an instant target until a mysterious protector comes to her aid. Together, and with a collection of the most unlikely friends, the group must navigate through an enchanted world just as fantastical as it can be deadly. But time is not on their side. With her brother's assassins closing in at every turn, Katerina must unlock a secret that's hidden deep inside her. The only thing strong enough to keep the darkness at bay. Can she find the answers she needs? Will she ever take her rightful place on the throne? Only one thing is certain: she's running out of time. Be careful who you trust. Even the devil was once an angel. EVERLASTING - Book 2 I will fight for those I love. When the crown prince puts a bounty on her head, Katerina and the gang find themselves facing trouble at every turn. It's a race to get the safe house in time, but will they pull together to work as a team, or will their differences pull them apart? Strengths and weaknesses are put to the test, as Katerina is plunged headfirst into a magical world she never knew existed. Fiction becomes reality, as the characters from her childhood fairytales come to life, bringing with them secrets she could never have imagined. Her bloodline gives her the right to call herself their queen, but is the ...

Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales [f] [x]
Length: 486 Pages (4,504 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 6th, 2020

All She Ever Wanted by Barbara Freethy (Fog City Publishing, LLC) 4.4 Stars (468 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

"Three friends reunited to uncover a haunting mystery -- I couldn't put it down." NYT Bestselling Author Luanne Rice Emily was their closest friend, or so they thought -- until years later, when her secrets send them on a perilous search for the truth about who she really was... and why she died... Ten years ago, during a party gone out of control, beautiful, vibrant Emily plummeted to her death, leaving her three best friends and sorority sisters -- Natalie, Laura and Madison -- devastated. None of them has ever forgotten that night, or the role each may have played in Emily's death, the guilt that has pursued them, and the loss they still suffer. Now an unknown writer has rocketed onto bestseller lists with a novel that eerily mirrors their own story. Who is he? How does he know the intimate details of their lives? And why is he accusing one of them of murder? As they begin to unravel the startling truth about their friend, each will rediscover a love she lost long ago and uncover secrets that will forever change her life... 4 /12 stars - Top Pick of the Month - Romantic Times Magazine - "Freethy's expertly penned novel is a true page-turner." Don't miss this stunning standalone novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy! The perfect book club read! PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS "Barbara Freethy is a master storyteller with a gift for characterization, and in ALL SHE EVER WANTED, she gives readers seven intriguing characters. In order to discover what happened, Natalie, Cole, Madison, Dylan, Laura, and Drew must come to terms with their pasts, and in doing so, they learn a great deal about themselves and each other. Well written and compelling, ALL SHE EVER WANTED is a fascinating blend of romance, mystery, and suspense. Don't miss it!" Susan Lantz, Romance Reviews Today "Powerful and absorbing... sheer hold-your-breath suspense."-- NYT Bestselling Author Karen Robards on Don't Say A Word "Gifted author Barbara Freethy creates ...

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 422 Pages (2,280 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Child's Play (DCI McKenna Book 5) by Alison Taylor (Lume Books) 3.6 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Surrounded by dense, dark woodland, the Hermitage is an exclusive school for girls. One balmy summer's night, Sukie Melville leaves her room and vanishes into the woods. The following day her body is pulled from the waters of the Menai Strait. When Superintendent Michael McKenna and his team move in to investigate the death, the school's charismatic headmistress insists it was suicide - but McKenna isn't so sure. With the truth inextricably bound up in the secrets and lies of the young girls, the investigation soon proves to be as labyrinthine as the woods surrounding the school. Scratching the glossy surface, McKenna uncovers a dark and dangerous ethos underpinning the school. Nothing in that hotbed of passionate, brooding resentments is what it seems, and no one can be trusted... Praise for Alison Taylor: 'A complex, intelligent, absorbing story... Unusually for a detective story, it is the characterisation and the writing, even more than the plot, that hold the attention' - Guardian 'A haunting and intricately plotted novel' - The Times 'Taylor skilfully creates the claustrophobic atmosphere of a place where everyone seems to be hiding a secret and in which the police team, led as usual by Detectivc Supt. McKenna, struggle to elicit the truth' - Sunday Telegraph 'A compelling tale of a murder investigation... stays in your mind long after you've finished the book' - She Alison Taylor has lived in North Wales for many years. She held senior childcare posts with the former Gwynedd County Council. She has been instrumental in exposing institutional child abuse, and in 1996 won the Campaign for Freedom of Information Award in this area. Her other books include The House of Women and Unsafe Convictions.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 403 Pages (1,140 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Playing for Keeps (Hot Jocks Book 1) by Kendall Ryan 4.5 Stars (531 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

A sexy, brother's best friend hockey romance from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan, kicks off a series you'll devour! "PLAYING FOR KEEPS IS PERFECT!" -Modern Belle "A TOTAL, UTTER MUST READ." -Book Fanatic I've never been so stupid in my entire life. My teammate's incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn't get that memo. After our team won the championship, and plenty of alcohol, our flirting turned physical and I took her to bed. Shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake. She thinks I don't remember that night -- but every detail is burned into my brain so deeply, I'll never forget. The feel of her in my arms, the soft whimpers of pleasure I coaxed from her perfect lips... And now I've spent three months trying to get her out of my head. Which has been futile, because I'm starting to understand she's the only girl I'll ever want. I have one shot to show her I can be exactly what she needs, but Elise won't be easily convinced. That's okay, because I'm good under pressure, and this time, I'm playing for keeps. Free Bonus With Purchase ? A bonus scene in his POV that you DO NOT want to miss! ? A sneak preview of the next book in the series Get ready to meet your new favorite hot jocks in this series of stand-alone novels. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you!

Genre: Contemporary Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 390 Pages (1,326 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 73 (June 2016, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue) by Karin Lowachee (John Joseph Adams) 4.8 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

LIGHTSPEED was founded on the core idea that all science fiction is real science fiction. The whole point of this magazine is that science fiction is vast. It is inclusive. Science fiction is about people and for people -- all kinds of people, no matter where they're from or what they look like. The People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! special issue exists to relieve a brokenness in the genre that's been enabled time and time again by favoring certain voices and portrayals of particular characters. Here we bring together a team of POC writers and editors from around the globe to present science fiction that explores the nuances of culture, race, and history. This is science fiction for our present time, but also -- most of all -- for our future. People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! is 100% written and edited by people of color, and is lead by guest editors Nalo Hopkinson and Kristine Ong Muslim, with editorial contributions from Nisi Shawl, Grace L. Dillon, Berit Ellingsen, Arley Sorg, and Sunil Patel. It features ten original, never-before-published short stories, plus ten original flash fiction stories, by writers such as Steven Barnes, Karin Lowachee, Sofia Samatar, Terence Taylor, Caroline M. Yoachim, and more. All that, plus five classic reprints, by the likes of Samuel R. Delany and Octavia E. Butler; an array of nonfiction articles, interviews, and book reviews; and more than two dozen personal essays from people of colo(u)r discussing their experiences as readers and writers of science fiction. Enjoy the destruction!

Genre: Science Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 464 Pages (7,537 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

KIDNAP.org (Kidnap Capers Book 1) by Peg Herring (Gwendolyn Books) 5.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

From the author of the Simon & Elizabeth Mysteries and the Loser Mysteries comes a fun and suspenseful chase story that asks the question: What if someone who's had all she can take from crooks fights, taking on one bad apple at a time? Robin Parsons is replaced at her law firm job, and though her bosses call it a layoff, she knows they're making room for a rich client's kid. While she's still fuming about that, her odd but gorgeous neighbor calls to report that after a confrontation in a parking lot, he's got a corrupt politician in the trunk of his car. He wants to know what he should do now. So begins a caper novel that delves into an idea we've all had: What if we had the power to teach the crooks of the world a lesson? In a story that's entertaining and satisfying, we grow to love Robin and the band of misfits who join her crusade for justice. Cam, a guy with developmental issues. Em, elderly but not done fighting crime yet. And Hua, determined to be a force for good in the world. Yeah, they're vigilantes, but they're the nicest kind you can imagine. The Kidnap Gang takes on cheats of many kinds: a dishonest TV evangelist, a judge who uses her position for lascivious purposes, and politicians who leverage the power of their offices to make themselves rich and even more powerful. Soon there are hints the gang isn't as secret as they'd like to be, and that causes Robin to have attacks of conscience both mental and physical. The others look to her as their leader, but is she leading her friends into prison? Into danger? Can they escape retribution from their victims? Can they evade arrest and imprisonment? Can they deflect and deter the gray-eyed private investigator who shows up everywhere they go? It's enough to make a girl pass out -- but Robin can't let that happen until the work is done. The Kidnap Capers is a 3-book series, so once readers get to know the Kidnap Gang, they can follow more of their adventures.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense [f] [x]
Length: 348 Pages (2,191 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Wittgenstein's Novels (Studies in Philosophy) by Martin Klebes (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Analyzing features of Wittgenstein's philosophical work and including in-depth textual analyses, this study investigates the impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work on contemporary German and French novelists. Drawing upon aesthetics, architectural history, philosophy of science, and photography, the book seeks to explain why references both to Wittgenstein as a person, as well as to his work are more pervasive than other equally renowned twentieth century philosophers and asks why some authors such as Händler and Roubaud, are less well-known and only partially translated into English.

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 305 Pages (3,348 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

Samuel Smiles - Self Help by Samuel Smiles (Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing) 3.9 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Self Help by Samuel Smiles is the great book.Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer. His masterpiece, Self-Help, promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and laissez-faire government. Self-Help "elevated Smiles to celebrity status: almost overnight, he became a leading pundit and much-consulted guru".The book was translated and published in Dutch, French, Danish, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, and in several Indian languages.The founder of Toyota Industries Co., Ltd., Sakichi Toyoda was significantly influenced by his reading of Self-Help. A copy of Self-Help is under a glass display at the museum that exists on Sakichi Toyoda's birth site.

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 401 Pages (709 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 1st, 2020

The Collected Works of Samuel Smiles by Samuel Smiles (Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

This Collected Works of Samuel Smiles book is not really ordinary book. The benefit you get by reading this book is actually information inside this reserve incredible fresh, you will get information which is getting deeper an individual read a lot of information you will get. "Heaven helps those who help themselves" is a well-tried maxim, embodying in a small compass the results of vast human experience.Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer. His masterpiece, Self-Help, promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and laissez-faire government.But he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. Self-Help has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism", and it raised Smiles to celebrity status almost overnight.Contents:Self HelpThriftCharacter

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 1,291 Pages (1,517 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 1st, 2020

The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: Language Theory, Mythology, and Fiction by Jesse Gellrich (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

This book assess the relationship of literature to various other cultural forms in the Middle Ages. Jesse M. Gellrich uses the insights of such thinkers as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida to explore the continuity of medieval ideas about speaking, writing, and texts.

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 349 Pages (3,751 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

Swans of Atlantis (Matt and Kat Book 1) by C.L. Mannarino (Mannarino Publishing) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

A childhood crush. A longtime friendship. An illegal magic that could hurt anyone in its wake... Kat has always longed to find her soul mate. Every day, she's surrounded by people who can't stop talking about it, and all that talk makes her dream about the person she wishes it was. A person named Matt, who happens to be one of her oldest friends. Except he's engaged to another person. They seem to be in love. After all, they're legitimately soul mates, and not everyone in the magical vacation town of Atlantis, Massachusetts is lucky enough to find their Swan. So she tries not to let him see her jealousy. She tries to just be a good friend. But then Kat discovers something involving Matt's fiancee, and the use of illegal magic. Something that could destroy Matt, if it ever got close to him. Kat doesn't know what to say. Telling Matt could tear their friendship apart. But if she doesn't, he could be hurt irreparably. When he starts getting sicker by the day, though, she knows she has to do something before it's too late. Will he hear what she has to say? Or will her feelings about him only get in her way? Read the book today to find out why. *OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES* .5 - SECRETS OF ATLANTIS 1 - SWANS OF ATLANTIS 2 - SINGERS OF ATLANTIS 3 - SIRENS OF ATLANTIS

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 321 Pages (3,123 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

The Wideawake Hat (The Applecross Saga Book 1) by Amanda Giorgis 4.8 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

From the Scottish Highlands to the South Island of New Zealand, life was harsh for the early pioneers who ventured into a new land far across the seas where opportunity beckoned for those who could endure the hardships. On Boxing Day, 1848 Sophia steps ashore with her new husband, George, and begins her perilous journey inland to seek a place to call home. Her hope for the child she carries to be born in a house that they build together does indeed come true. And Sophia and George are joined by other young folk who form a small but growing community of fellow pioneers banding together to forge a life in this land of promise. However, not all pioneers are honest and true, as Sophia discovers to her cost. When tragedy strikes, an enigmatic Scottish shepherd steps in to help our family and Sophia's life takes an unexpected turn. James Mackenzie is not a character of fiction. There is no doubt he existed. In fact, the high plateau where Sophia settled now bears his name. But the tales that surround his conviction and imprisonment for sheep rustling are shrouded in mystery. No-one knows what became of him for sure, though stories abound. Along with his clever and faithful collie dog Friday, his exploits have become legends. Perhaps there is more to tell of James Mackenzie and his influence on the remotely beautiful high country, surrounded by snow-capped mountains...

Genre: Historical Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 399 Pages (1,171 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 28th, 2020

The Fourth Shore: The Confines of the Shadow Volume II by Alessandro Spina (Arcade) Price verified 4 minutes ago

The modern classic about the colonization of Libya continues, as Italy watches its prized colony slip away. The Confines of the Shadow maps the transformation of the Libyan city of Benghazi from a sleepy Ottoman backwater in the 1910s to the second capital of an oil-rich kingdom in the 1960s. The short stories that comprise this second volume are set in the period between the late 1920s, when Italy began solidifying its power in its new Libyan colony, and the end of World War II, when control of the country passed into British hands. Italian military officers idle their time away at their club or by exploring the strange lands where they have been posted, always at odds between the nationalistic education they received at home and the lessons they've learned during their time in Libya. Employing a cosmopolitan array of characters, ranging from Italian soldiers to Ottoman functionaries, The Fourth Shore (the term was Mussolini's name for the Mediterranean shore of Libya) chronicles Italy's colonial experience from the euphoria of conquest -- giving the reader a front-row seat to the rise and subsequent fall of Fascism in the aftermath of World War II -- to the country's independence in the 1950s. The discovery of Libya's vast oil and gas reserves will trigger the tumultuous changes that led to Muammar Gaddafi's forty-two-year dictatorship.

Genre: Historical Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 480 Pages (1,452 KB)
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Added: Jul 27th, 2020

Interpreting Greek Tragedy: Myth, Poetry, Text by Charles Segal (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 415 Pages (1,360 KB)
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Added: Jul 27th, 2020

Sniper's Kiss: Securities International Book 1 by E.M. Shue 4.5 Stars (38 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Police sniper Maya Aaron finds herself in the crosshairs of not just one but two madmen. One sends her flowers with secret meanings, the other? He'll stop at nothing to control her, including framing her for murder. All she's ever wanted was to protect the few people she's allowed into her life - by studying Krav Maga, shooting at the range, knife fighting and riding her motorcycle fast. But when she gives in to former British SAS Officer Duncan's dominant desires, her stalkers find out and set their sights on destroying him and her friends. Maya decides to come out of the shadows, guns blazing, removing her stalker problems once and for all. Can she have a life she never dared dream of and keep everyone safe? When the smoke clears will she have a chance with the man that ignites her soul? This is a hot and steamy mystery suspense with twists, turns, action, and a happily for now.

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 366 Pages (3,576 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Shane: Marshal of Tallav (Sons of Tallav Book 1) by Cailin Briste 4.4 Stars (55 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

"I give these books five stars for great writing, good editing and stories you want to read again to make sure you didn't miss some subtle clue along the way to solving the case each marshal is involved in during their pursuit of their women." Uncaged Book Reviews Can't a guy get a break? Shane Tiernan, the Beast of Tallavan aristocratic society, needs relief from the matriarchal rules that are destroying his life. His hope lies in a female companion, newly graduated from a top school of pleasure. From her resume, she seems perfect. Profile and real life collide when he arrives to collect her. He's stunned when he spots her vaulting over a bar and snatching up an ice chipper to defend herself against the giant who is chasing her. Her combination of warrior spirit and long-limbed curves fires his imagination and the desire to bind her in his rope and have her under his complete control. Adrianna Pacquin may cede control in the bedroom, but don't cross her outside it. She's escaped the crime lord who plans to marry her once before. When it becomes clear he's still after her, she doesn't intend to get caught. A fortuitous decision to accept the contract of Tallavan Marshal Shane Tiernan promises safety until an attempt to murder him sets the pair on an investigation that will require complete trust in one another. With danger stalking their every step, the secrets they both hide could implode their blooming relationship and leave them exposed to their relentless foe.

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 335 Pages (1,176 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Gilded Age by A Tale of Today (e-artnow) 3.3 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

"The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" is a novel which satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America. The theme of the novel is that the lust for getting rich through land speculation pervades society. The book is remarkable for two reasons - it is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. The novel gave the era its name: the period of U.S. history from the 1870s to about 1900 is now referred to as the Gilded Age.

Genre: Humor & Satire [f] [x]
Length: 627 Pages (9,265 KB)
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Added: Jul 26th, 2020

MJ-12: Shadows: A MAJESTIC-12 Thriller by Michael Martinez (Night Shade) 4.4 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

A team of superhuman spies navigate dangerous global espionage in the sequel to the paranormal historical thriller MJ-12: Inception. It's 1949, and the Cold War is heating up across the world. For the United States, the key to winning might be Variants -- once ordinary US citizens, now imbued with strange paranormal abilities and corralled into covert service by the government's top secret MAJESTIC-12 program. Some Variants are testing the murky international waters in Syria, while others are back at home, fighting to stay ahead of a political power struggle in Washington. And back at Area 51, the operation's headquarters, the next wave of recruits is anxiously awaiting their first mission. All the while, dangerous figures flit among the shadows and it's unclear whether they are threatening to expose the Variants for what they are... or to completely destroy them. Are they working for the Soviet Union, or something far worse?

Genre: Fantasy [f] [x]
Length: 384 Pages (2,224 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2020

The Inventory: A Novel by Gila Lustiger (Arcade) 3.9 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Combining the authenticity of reportage with the emotional intensity of an extraordinary imagination, The Inventory is a profoundly unsettling account of the effects of Nazi paranoia upon every segment of German society. Writing with piercing clarity and searing irony, Gila Lustiger weaves together the tales of ordinary people swept up in a society where brutal oppression and extermination are everyday events. Amid the routine of daily life—with its flirtations and quarrels, longings and disappointments—the mechanism of persecution spares no one: A renowned opera singer is savagely beaten for suspicion of homosexuality; a mother writes to the Ghetto Administration for a good deal on penknives confiscated from Jewish deportees; a student is tortured by the Gestapo for a vague association with the Young Socialist Workers; a husband files for divorce when his wife shops at a Jewish-owned store. Intersecting stories of common citizens, both sinned against and sinning, reveal uncanny, entwined relationships in a nation where no one remains untouched by suspicion and fear, where respectable housewives become informants and saviors, and children become protectors and abusers. A masterly display of bravura virtuosity, The Inventory is the final, terrible account of how all—old and young, affluent and destitute, the pampered and neglected—were transformed by oppression and tyranny. Proclaimed a classic in Germany, this unforgettable novel establishes Gila Lustiger as one of contemporary literature's most important voices. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New ...

Genre: Historical Fiction [f] [x]
Length: 310 Pages (688 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2020

The Time of Mute Swans: A Novel by Ece Temelkuran (Arcade) 4.4 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Ankara, the capital city in the heart of Turkey at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, East and West, is a hotspot in the Cold War, torn between communism and conservatism, Western freedoms and traditional ways, with an army fearful of democracy and a government that employs thugs and torture to enforce law and order. In the summer of 1980, tensions are building. Homes of the poor are being burnt down. Armed revolutionaries on college campuses battle right-wings militias in the city's neighborhoods. The lines between good and bad, right and wrong, and beautiful and ugly are blurred by shed blood. Two children, one from a family living in misery and one well-off, form an alliance amid the turmoil. Through their senses, the cityscape unfolds its wonders, its rich smells and colors, as they try to make sense of the events swirling around them. And they hatch a plan. For the first time in generations, mute swans have migrated from Russia to the Black Sea and to a park at the center of Ankara. For the generals, they are an affirmation, and their wings must be broken so they can't fly away. But if the children can save one swan, won't they have saved the freedom of all?

Genre: Political [f] [x]
Length: 416 Pages (932 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Promise Me by Tara Fox Hall (Melange Books, LLC) 4.0 Stars (36 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

When young widow Sarelle McGarran finds the vampire Danial Racklan unconscious and hurt in her woods, intuitive concern quickly becomes passionate love. Together Danial and Sar work to overcome their own past heartbreaks, their vastly different lifestyles, and Danial's relentless enemies. Yet Danial needs more; an Oath of forever. But can Sar give Danial his greatest desire? PROMISE ME SERIES 1. Promise Me 2. Broken Promise 3. Taken in the Night 4. Taken for His Own 5. Immortal Confessions 5.5. Promise Me Anthology 6. Her Secret 7. Point of No Return

Genre: Romance [f] [x]
Length: 348 Pages (1,353 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Bearing Witness: How Writers Brought the Brutality of World War II to Light by John R. Carpenter (Skyhorse) Price verified one day ago

It has been said that during times of war, the Muses fall silent. However, anyone who has read the major figures of mid-twentieth-century literature -- Samuel Beckett, Richard Hillary, Norman Mailer, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and others -- can attest that it was through writing that people first tried to communicate and process the horrors that they saw during one of the darkest times in human history even as it broke out and raged on around them. In Bearing Witness, John Carpenter explores how across the world those who experienced the war tried to make sense of it both during and in its immediate aftermath. Writers such as Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Theodore Plievier questioned the ruling parties of the time based on what they saw. Correspondents and writer-soldiers like John Hersey and James Jones revealed the chaotic and bloody reality of the front lines to the public. And civilians, many of who remain anonymous, lent voice to occupation and imprisonment so that those who didn't survive would not be forgotten. The digestion of a cataclysmic event can take generations. But in this fascinating book, Carpenter brings together all those who did their best to communicate what they saw in the moment so that it could never be lost.

Genre: Literary Criticism [f] [x]
Length: 306 Pages (1,196 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020