Enjoy three completely standalone novels by bestseller Zoe Chant in this introductory series starter box set.
Green Valley Shifters is a gentle, found-family series featuring single dads, spinsters, and sweet second chances, in a quiet little town where shifters are secret. In Dancing Bearfoot, bear shifter Lee is just looking for a place to raise his daughter. He never believed in soulmates, but when he meets Clara's new teacher, he knows at once that he's met the woman who can make his new house a home.
Fae Shifter Knights is a hilarious portal fantasy romp with high adventure. In Dragon of Glass, Trey, fae dragon knight, protector of the realm, and defender of the fallen crown, has finally been released from his curse by the kiss from a beautiful woman (and her noble hound). His power hobbled, his dragon form embarrassingly small, he finds himself navigating a strange world of wonders like televisions, refrigerators, and ham sandwiches, absolutely enspelled by a woman who ...
Desa Kincaid has spent the last ten years in pursuit of a man whose experiments have killed over a dozen people.
Blessed with the power to transform ordinary objects into devastating weapons, she journeys through trading ports, backwater towns, forests, deserts and the haunted remains of a dead city.
But can she stop her enemy before he unleashes something terrible on the world?
The villains Goga, Yaggee, Wilama, Kotak and Shama have teamed up and taken over the kingdom of Arria, forcing Basha and his allies to go on the run. A ploy fails, and they're all separated with Basha and Monika traveling alone together.
Meanwhile, Jobe and Paracleus are happy together, though Jobe regrets the decision they made and wants to help out their friends. When Jobe and Paracleus get into trouble, it's up to Basha and their friends to help them out. But something might be seriously wrong with Basha, too.
Genre: Action & Adventure Length: 430 Pages (6,701 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
"If he's gross, I'm bailing."
That's what I said to my supposed best friend when she asked me to take her place. A blind date, she said. What harm could it do?
He was charming. Beautiful. God's finest creation. He wined me and dined me. Made me do things I'd never before dreamt of in the bedroom. It was perfect. Dangerous. Arousing.
But Jenny didn't tell me the full story. She didn't tell me about the debt she owed. And now Quinn Cane wants his money's worth, and he's going to make me pay whatever way he can.
"A debt needs to be paid."
The woman who came to meet me didn't owe me money. I could tell by her innocent eyes. Still, the debt will be paid either way.
She was something to play with and use as I saw fit, but something about Emily Brooks made me want to keep her. So she became my dirty girl. Pure. Innocent. Mine.
Then she whispered my damned name and invaded my world, changing its reasoning.
She wasn't meant to break the rules. But she rolled my dice and won.
This set includes the first 3 books in the Raina Sun Mystery Series. For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, a dash of humor, and Chinese-American culture.
Raining Men and Corpses
Graduate student Raina Sun is on a quest to collect an outstanding loan from her college advisor. When she stumbles on his dead body, she becomes the prime suspect. And the only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he's sending out smoke signals). She must summon her sleuthing skills to find this cunning killer before she becomes the next victim. There's no place for an amateur when it comes to murder...
Gusty Lovers and Cadavers
Graduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student shopping on the last weekend before Christmas. But between a riot for the last hot toy, an abandoned baby, and a dead body, the holiday turns into a season for ...
How well do you know your neighbor? Seems like a nice guy, right? He travels a lot doesn't he? Would it surprise you to know that when he takes those trips -- somebody dies? Yeah, he had a bad time of it a few years back. Seems his wife was raped and murdered. I remember now. They caught the psychopath who did it but he got off on a technicality didn't he? Never spent a day in jail. It wasn't long after that when -- wait a minute -- why ,that's when your neighbor started taking all those trips, wasn't it? Of course, if he is up to no good there are a couple of detectives who will track him down. Won't they? Maybe you should take closer look at the man next door. Click the "buy" button above now and start tracking this guy.
Fruit, Faeries, & Fascist Dictators. The Adventure Continues.
In part two of The Forgotten Child Trilogy, enigmatic beings from the realm beyond -- Bee & Ash -- team up once again with old Manhattan businessman Francis Frick. Joined by a mysterious new recruit, Frick must fight to bring Ulrich to justice and continue searching for the truth about the forgotten child.
A child has been saved, but with international master criminal Heinrich Ulrich still on the lam, no one is content -- not Bee, not Ash, and most certainly not Francis Frick. As the FBI closes in on Frick's dealings, Bee decides to recruit young Hatty Parker to help Frick exact revenge on Ulrich and search for another child to save. But when Bee's actions begin to worry the realm beyond, her old nemesis returns to earth to thwart her plans and pit her against her beloved companion Ash, leaving Frick and his new side-kick to play dangerous time-travel games with a genocidal maniac.
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 319 Pages (6,485 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
"You're my wife in name only, on paper only. My heart and love will never be yours." Edward made it clear to Daisy that she was nothing to him. They were both victims of family greed -- the marriage was arranged for them. Six years passed. She remained quiet, gaining a reputation in the army as a tough-as-nails colonel. When she walked into his life again, Edward fell in love with this woman, unlike any he had known. She surprised and delighted him. But will Daisy take him back? Can their son keep them together? Can the rift between them be healed? Pick this one up and find out!
This series is the Complete 5 books Box set of Journey to Happy Ending Series.
Donovan Dreamboat Carter's ambition in life wasn't to become the lead singer of the band Maverick. His plan to move to Brighton to assist his aunt run a halfway house was to get away from his past. He'd finished his degree, had the skills to help his aunt. Life for him would be settled.
When he saw Alex Devlin, lead singer of the globally successful rock band, Fragile, peeling carrots at his aunt's kitchen sink, he faltered on the threshold.
His knew with certainty that his life would change forever.
Leia Bryant, the internationally famous supermodel, has the world at her feet. However, her agent thinks otherwise and systematically drops her from all her campaigns, citing Leia is too old to model.
Devastated that she is now unable to walk down the best Milan runways, Leia is surprised when Red & Black record label want to meet her. After a single meeting, Leia is cosseted into the family of the record label. But, it's her passionate encounter with Donovan Carter that changes her ...
Imagine you were a scientist and your wife was a doctor. Now imagine that the two of you lived on planet where life was near perfect. There was no real hardship to contend with and your lives were filled with an idyllic lifestyle that freed you from all worry. And yet, over time you find yourself wanting more, seeking something that could challenge you.
Now suppose one day you were offered the chance to fly across the galaxy to a planet unlike yours in every respect. On this planet life is primitive, there is no technology, no culture or real civilization to speak of. And the people living there, well, you would appear almost God-like in comparison. But what if these people needed you? What if you are the next step in their evolutionary plan? Would you be interested in helping out?
This is the story of Adam and Eve and inside this book is the story of what really happened. Interested?
One body was not supposed to be uncovered -- but it was -- and the silent shadows it lets loose haunt the past, the present and, unless one man prevails, they will haunt the future too.
Darryl Greer takes the reader from New Guinea's Kokoda Track where a young digger dies an agonising death to present day Australia where, in one year, the nation is threatened by virulent anarchy and by the greed and arrogance of a secret organisation. There are murders and the echoes of old wartime atrocities, a search for evidence, assassinations and dead people who torment the living as the hero, Michael Takada, is drawn even further into a world of darkness and conspiracy. The force he needs to confront is cunning and evil... and wants Michael for itself. But, if he does not act against what resides in the shadows, more innocents will be murdered. The catch -- and there's always a catch -- is that Michael's own heritage could be his downfall.
Greer has his hands full as he gives us themes of ...
Genre: Political Length: 402 Pages (924 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Kiaya Takahasi is a deadly ninja. She is also the only female contender in an elite but grueling ninjutsu training program, secretly conducted in a remote alpine area of Japan. Her opponents include her competitive friend from her father's ninja clan, a nemesis from her uncle's rival ninja clan, and three dangerous foreigners. Kaiya is caught off guard by her attraction to one of the foreign opponents- an Australian former Special Forces soldier. Kaiya struggles to resist the irresistible lure of the Australian assassin's game of seduction. She is determined to come out on top in this training program, with her heart also intact.
When Kaiya returns to Tokyo, nothing is the same. All six opponents are drawn into the existing deadly blood feud between Kaiya's father and uncle. Unexpected alliances emerge, and loyalties are tested, in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
*Warning: This book is intended to be read by mature audience's due to sexual content & coarse language.
Sie lieben Nervenkitzel und Spannung? Das schön-schauriges Gefühl, das Ihnen den Rücken hinabläuft, wenn Sie von Gewalt, Psychoterror oder Mordfällen lesen? Die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele schrecken Sie nicht ab - auch wenn es wie in "Die Diagramme des Todes" um ein True-Crime-Verbrechen geht, bei dem ein perfider Serienmörder das Töten zu einer Kunst erhebt? Behalten Sie auch die Fassung, wenn die elfjährige Jazzie in "Todesfalle" mit ansehen muss, wie ein kaltblütiger Mörder im Zorn ihre Mutter erschlägt?
Ihre Nerven brauchen nach diesen Schockern ein wenig Erholung? Dann tauchen Sie ein in die humorvolle, unblutige und trotzdem spannende Thriller-Welt von Catherine O'Connell und lassen sich ein auf einen Junggesellinnen-Abschied, der mit Mord endet... Und wenn Sie dann wieder bereit sind, starten Sie mit weiteren Leseproben von Erfolgs-Autoren wie Lisa Jackson, Sven Koch oder Zoje Stage durch!
Vorab-Leseproben zu den Crime-Titeln des Knaur Verlages, die im Herbst ...
Genre: Foreign Languages Length: 376 Pages (1,199 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Ava Delaney: Lost Souls. Books 1-3. An urban fantasy adventure.
~Best read after the original Ava Delaney series~
The backdrop may be grim, but Dublin city has become the centre of change. And as the humans and supernaturals figure out how to live in each other's worlds, the person who forced that change has quietly stepped aside for a peaceful life.
Ava Delaney is still trying to adjust to her own altered existence when a tainted nephal turns up on her doorstep, apparently on the run from the monster who changed Ava's life before she was even born. But she's not supposed to interfere, even for the lost souls she's vowed to help.
But as the first vampire leaves death in his wake, and Ava becomes an easy target to blame, she realises she has to take care of business once again. There are more secrets hidden in the shadows, more voices just waiting to be heard, and obedience has never been Ava's thing.
Only one thing is for certain: for people like Ava Delaney, ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 822 Pages (8,107 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Once connected, never can a bond be broken...
Relocating from the quiet suburbs of London to the industrial northern town of Newton Escomb, to a small cul-de-sac there named Skipton Road, was already a challenge in itself for Christopher Joyce and his family -- yet, they had no idea of what malevolent horrors awaited them there.
Unbeknown to them, the Joyce's new home bore a terrible and bloody past. It was plagued by wicked entities, twisted deeds, death, and witchcraft. Although, not all was as it seemed.
Christopher was a firm sceptic of anything supernatural, as was his wife, Amy, but that would soon change after two demonic beings made their presences and sordid intentions known through many terrifying apparitions and vivid nightmares.
Already held in a vulnerable state of mind, Amy gradually succumbed to the powerful influence of these dark spirits, namely a fallen witch who possessed a desperate thirst for vengeance against men -- Sabina. As their connection grew, the bond ...
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One Wild Night Collection
Forbidden Love in the Wild West
Cowboy's Secret Baby
Laying It All on the Line
Saved by the Gorgeous Specimens
My Boss' Secret
World Class Realtor (Part 2)
This eBook is intended for adults only.
During Spring Break, out to prove she's the best, a wicked femme fatale jeopardizes the fashion show, luring its participants into a deadly mixed martial arts model mash-up called The Selfie Showdown, ultimately pitting hungry selfie models inside brutal MMA cage fights to the death for their shot at fame and fortune.
The Selfie Showdown proudly welcomes its first participant, Ruby Redd.
Genre: African American Length: 322 Pages (828 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
The grand epic set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia: a vividly detailed view of nineteenth-century Russian life by the author of Anna Karenina.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest novels ever written, War and Peace is Leo Tolstoy's magnum opus, a groundbreaking work of literary realism, and a psychologically acute examination of Tsarist society in the Napoleonic Era. The narrative follows the fates, fortunes, loves, and betrayals of five aristocratic Russian families from an elegant soirée in 1805 Saint Petersburg to the abandoned and burning Moscow of 1812.
With a panoramic cast of characters, including peasants, soldiers, nobles, and historical figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Mikhail Kutuzov, Tolstoy presents a hugely ambitious portrait of the human condition. First published in 1865, this edition of War and Peace was translated into English by Louise and Alymer Maude
Love in the Shadows
Two FBI Agents -- one promotion.
Special Agent Ellen Bennett and Special Agent Garrett Emerson detest one another especially after learning they're both after the same promotion. He sees her as rigid and difficult. She considers him an arrogant charmer, but his charm is wasted on her. When they go undercover as newlyweds to expose a sex trafficking ring, they have to live under the same roof and make it work. Not only do their careers depend on it, the lives of others do as well.
The Structure is a secret civilization made up of seven houses that pursue enlightenment by attempting to understand the nature of energy. The structure of the Houses that insists upon learning and growing together is collapsing. In its place begins the seeds of infighting. Soon, without their notice, the people of the Houses begin losing their special powers. The Oracle, the leader of the Structure, hates to see what had become of her people. But she's dying and can do little to help them. Now, as the Structure begins tipping deeper into darkness, a new leader is needed to prevent conflict among the Houses from escalating into an all-out war. Ollie could be the key to finding the next leader, but she has her family to think of and a life to live. So she must remain unnoticed. As power hungry factions hunt for Ollie, however, she has no choice but to get involved. She'll do whatever's necessary to protect her loved ones.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 328 Pages (1,515 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
When the end of the world comes, all your past is nothing. It doesn't matter who you are, whether you are rich or poor. The only thing you need to care is survival. People rob food, water, shelter and even corpse. The ultimate goal is to flee from them.
Genre: War Length: 1,400 Pages (3,087 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Alex O'Riley has always tried not to fit in. In his simple life, at his tiny house, he paints quiet masterpieces while living as a hermit. But with one phone call from a brash New York lawyer, Alex learns he's inherited Castle Carrick, the grandest fortress in Northern Ireland. At Carrick, strange and dark events begin to swirl ever closer to Alex, turning his hoped-for quiet life inside out. Now, he must decide: flee from Ireland and give up his inheritance... or embrace the dark power which compels him to paint wondrous, yet terrifying things.
The Fall of Castle Carrick - a suspenseful tale of solitude and sacrifice from author J Edward Neill
A woman as deep in despair as a person can be. Is it unbearable grief or unbearable guilt?
A child is missing, a baby taken away in the middle of the night. It's a life-shattering tragedy, but no one seems to care. Is it because the grieving mother is a "lowlife druggie," as the chief investigator maintains? Or is there another reason the case is given short shrift by the "good people" of James Mill?
Richard Carter, an ex-Marine suffering PTSD who has been spared prosecution for felony homicide only by a governor's pardon, consents to help the grieving mother, Molly. In doing so, he ignores the pleading of his wife, Jill, who begs him to disengage from the situation which she sees as a threat to his wounded psyche.
Will the truth, if and when he finds it, save or destroy the woman who sees Richard as her "godsend?"
What he is doing may be futile as well as unwise. It may, in fact, plunge him into clinical depression and wreck his marriage. He has given his word to ...
TO the world, to society, to all the mainstreamers: We are outlaws. Our motives are selfish. We don't apologize. Destiny calls the shots. ---This is the characters' creed. Yes, Angelique is back, along with Dancer and Beach Bum as their saga continues in this second volume of twenty-seven crime stories. There are new protagonists who will appear here and a few familiar ones who will return. Remember the guy who thought he was rescuing Angelique in "Companion" and gave her refuge in his hotel room? ----He meets her again four years later. But now, she is the notorious Island Girl and his reunion with her will not turn out well. Angelique in never grateful for favors nor sentimental of old lovers. She is as beautiful, elemental and cruel as the sea which spawned her.
And how are Dancer and Beach Bum getting on? Their escapades range from burglaries, badger games and the pursuit of a stool pigeon. Not to mention, a heist to knock over a poker game whose players compose half the mafia ...
The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream
Something terrible has happened. A travesty has occurred.
An iconic Norkron City has fallen to an invasion. Its people are now scattered, distraught, living in fear and somewhat powerless to stop the invading forces upon the warpath, heading toward the heart of their country.
Re-live the experiences, regain the fragments of memories, unearth the mysteries of Equis with Isabelle, a remarkably powerful, selfless and dedicated Star Caller. Join her journey across enormous lands, share her visions, dreams and nightmares. Unravel the prophecy.
Hope is not lost. Lethaniel is alive! He, now being the only man standing between a flawless defeat and a cataclysmic event, must forge his own destiny through the ruins, flames and death to achieve victory. Entwined with Isabelle's fate, witness the beginning of the end with Lethaniel and his squad.
The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream, Volume One is the first instalment of an epic ...
Trilogy: Book 1. Disgraced MI6 code breaker, Dr Geoff Turner, keenly answers a tabloid advertisement for an adventure in Egypt. Fascinated by the pyramid plateau region, the astute visitor soon unearths a mystery thanks to Horus, the god of the morning sun, who still spies upon the world from the American one dollar bill. Quite quickly, Dr Turner finds himself embroiled in a secret society of the world's elite who want to control every person upon the planet using digital chipping. Horrified by his discovery, Dr Turner survives several attempts on his life as he cunningly infiltrates the Power of the Triangle; the new world leaders by stealth.
1939-1945: The world was plunged into global conflict for the second time in recent history. The giant juggernaut of the Swastika swept across Europe with a vengeance to divide and conquer.
Provence, like the rest of France was put to the sword of Nazi Ideology. French civilians stoically continued living their lives as they had for centuries, albeit on a day to day basis. The same question remained on every Frenchman's lips - surely this cannot be happening?? But it is. That is the shocking reality...
Professor Baptiste Dubois was one such man. He relinquished his post as a lecturer at The Sorbonne in Paris. Like the great masters of French Impressionist Art, he heeded the inner call to imbibe in the vibrant light and colour harmonies which represent Provence. This unique region in the south of France possessed a magic which had mysteriously attracted artists since the post Renaissance Period. Provence lured people of similar ilk to partake in creating the magic their inner eye ...
What would make you leave your world and your life behind?
A new world? Hope? Love?
Earth is a dying planet.
Life in Orbit is life in a cage.
The planet Jannah offers universal hope.
What would be worth the risk?
On Earth, Anna Prince and Logan Bickford wrestle with whether or not to join the Jannah Initiative, leaving their families and everything they know to colonize the planet that could save the human race. They have mere weeks to make their choice, against a backdrop of long-buried feelings for each other, the objections of their families, and their growing suspicion of the Initiative's leaders and true purpose.
In Orbit, Dr. Mercury Finnegan and Lieutenant Orion Al-Jabbar work on final preparations for their own entry into the Initiative, having worked toward such an honor all their lives. Newly-paired by the Match program in Orbit, they must learn quickly how to navigate a new relationship and confront the reality that their lifelong dreams may be darker than they ...
Murderers rarely advertise who they are, or how many people they have killed, or how they have no remorse whatsoever walking through their day-to-day lives with blood on their hands.
This story is about one of those cunning killers, a ruthless taker of lives and an unsuspecting teenage guy who is lured into her deceitful web.
Recent high school graduate and amateur surfer Jeff Dean is enjoying the easy life. He lives in a beautiful home on the Jersey Shore, has zero bills to pay. However, when his mother kicks him out of the house on his eighteenth birthday for misbehaving, his peaceful standard of living is ruined
Several weeks later when Jeff, broke and homeless, meets a gorgeous older woman in New York City, she gives him a place to stay and the two eventually become lovers.
Soon though, with his sex hormones raging out of control, it becomes apparent to Jeff that his new girlfriend, an aspiring fashion designer, is leading a secret life, his new girlfriend confesses that she ...
On the surface a traditional Bildungsroman describing the narrator's journey of self-discovery, this huge and complex book is also a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author's lifetime, and a profound meditation on the nature of art, love, time, memory and death. But for most readers it is the characters of the novel who loom the largest: Swann and Odette, Monsieur de Charlus, Morel, the Duchesse de Guermantes, Françoise, Saint-Loup and so many others -- Giants, as the author calls them, immersed in Time.
In Search of Lost Time is a novel in seven volumes. The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material, and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages as they ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 1,605 Pages (4,536 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
"Freethy has once again penned an exceptional piece of fiction." - Library Journal
Rachel fell in love at nineteen with a man who came into her life on a whirlwind of sunlight and romance. She married Gary Tanner, had his son, and thought she would live happily ever after. But fate had other plans. Gary died in a tragic accident... at least she thought it was an accident. Now, there are questions that need to be answered, and only one man she can turn to, Gary's best friend, Dylan.
Rachel was everything Dylan Prescott wanted in a woman. But Gary met her first, so she became untouchable. For years he stayed away from her. Now Rachel is a widow, her marriage is over, and she turns to him for help. The passion he feels for her is no longer out of his reach. The life he always wanted is beckoning to him, but when the secrets come out, will their love find a way to survive?
From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes an emotional and romantic standalone novel of ...
When a royal conspiracy topples the noble House Falco, Sofia must take up the burden of her father's mantle and assume guardianship of his Greatmask. Yet the sentient bone mask, powerful enough to Compel those around her, will not speak, and Sofia, the first female Protector in a hundred years, is left defenceless.
Hunted by the king, she is driven from the palace and must fight for survival, alone in the cold streets of Anaskar. There, she crosses paths with Notch, a bitter mercenary with problems of his own. Accused of murder, Notch is trying to clear his name while hunted by the city's robed assassins, the very people who are now searching for Sofia.
To take back their city and cast down the tyrant on the throne, Sofia and Notch must face the blades of Anaskar's assassins, the rage of a mighty sea beast, and the mysterious Lupo, a man with a Greatmask of his own, who has masterminded vicious terrorist attacks on the city that spurned him.
Their struggle threatens to tear the ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 487 Pages (1,973 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Mary Barton is set in the English city of Manchester between 1839 and 1842, and deals with the difficulties faced by the Victorian working class. John Barton is a questioner of the distribution of wealth and the relations between rich and poor. Soon his wife dies -- he blames it on her grief over the disappearance of her sister Esther. Having already lost his son Tom at a young age, Barton is left to raise his daughter, Mary, alone and now falls into depression and begins to involve himself in the Chartist, trade-union movement.
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters.
Genre: Classics Length: 321 Pages (3,019 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Three complete novels in the Sam Reilly Action and Adventure series!
The offer - $20 billion split between four leading scientists on alternative energies to purchase and then squash their research lines, which include the recent discovery of a powerful new energy source capable of replacing mankind's reliance on fossil fuels.
There's no doubt their discovery is worth ten times that much. But will any one of them live if they refuse?
At the same time, the greatest technological advancement in warfare since the creation of the Atomic bomb has been discovered, and is being offered to the highest bidder.
There is just one problem though; the seller might no longer have any control of the weapon.
Can Sam Reilly weave his way through the web of industrial and political espionage before the human race loses its greatest fight for survival?
The Cassidy Project
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1962, at the height of the cold war, the U.S. military experimented with ...
FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAN ALATORRE
Two detectives hunt a serial killer. The killer's hunting them.
A lone trucker is ambushed, shot, and brutally stabbed. A tourist meets the same fate while out for a jog. Facing two crime scenes that could have come from a horror movie, Detectives Carly Sanderson and Sergio Martin search for a crazed serial killer. Five more attacks happen in a week, launching the entire city into a panic and causing the mayor to throw all of the city's resources into stopping the rampage. But while the detectives work around the clock, they don't know the killer has upped the game -- by making them his next targets.
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"Dan Alatorre blends the perfect amount of humor, suspense, and action masterfully woven with twists and turns. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Double Blind is the first book I've read by Dan Alatorre and I'm already a fan. I cannot wait for the next book in this series!." - Audrey J. ...
His Mail Order Bride is everything he finally deserved. But without clearing up his past, will he be able to keep her?
Caleb Turner decides that it is about time to heal his heart's wounds and find himself a wife to start a family. He's hoping that this mail order bride he is expecting, is the complete opposite of his former fiancée.
And she is.
Alexandra Clarke finds a photograph that makes her suspect why her family was always unloving to her. When she confronts her father and never gets an answer, she makes a brave decision: She leaves them behind and travels miles away to start a new family with the promising cowboy that sent her all those lovely letters.
But when she meets him, she sees trouble in his eyes. This rancher has his own family disputes to resolve.
And not only that, but Alexandra discovers that he has already given his heart once. To a girl that chose his cousin over him and now they both claim his ranch.
Alexandra wonders what on earth she's gotten herself ...
Can he survive long enough to catch a killer?
The murder of retired priest Andrew Irwin begins like any other homicide investigation for sheriff's Investigator John Jordan. But it is soon interrupted by an existential superstorm of apocalyptic proportions that threatens to destroy both John and his family.
Can John catch a killer under such extreme and extraordinary circumstances? Will he live long enough to even be able to try?
The stakes have never been higher, survival never more in question. Don't miss this thrilling stand-alone mystery adventure if your heart can take it.
"Michael Lister is a master storyteller." Michael Connelly
Gripping novels of redemption, forgiveness and new beginnings.
Six Sweet Christmas Romance novels in this awesome box set from Amazon's No. 1 Best Selling author, Morris Fenris.
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Enjoy these clean and wholesome love stories with enough twists to keep you turning the pages. An inspiring Christian romance collection that will warm your heart and your soul at Christmas and all year long.
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Genre: British Length: 947 Pages (2,982 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean and gore-free small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller.
Book #1 of the binge-worthy series, Pineapple Lies, is a twisty puzzler... Solve the mystery before you die laughing!
It's bad enough Charlotte Morgan found a body buried in her back yard -- when she discovers the bones belong to the long-missing mom of the hottest guy in town, she knows she's just made the world's worst first impression.
Determined to solve the crime, the 26-year-old becomes an amateur sleuth... even though, after being raised in a 55-plus Florida retirement community, golf-cart racing's usually about as exciting as life gets.
Quips get flung and puns get slung, making for a hilarious read, but even better, Pineapple Port's just a place you want to hang out. The dialog crackles---you'll hear the voices of your own nutty friends ...
The first two thrillers by Pulitzer nominee Lawrence De Maria that started the Jake Scarne phenomenon.
"IF YOU LIKE HARD-BOILED ACTION, MEMORABLE VILLAINS AND TWISTY PLOTS, THE JAKE SCARNE THRILLERS NEVER DISAPPOINT!" (John Crudele, New York Post); "A LAWRENCE DE MARIA TITLE GIVES YOU MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK THAN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING IN THE BOOK MARKETPLACE TODAY." (Florida Weekly); "A MASTER OF THRILLER DIALOGUE." (Washington Independent Review of Books); "WHILE DE MARIA MAY HAVE BEEN AN AWARD-WINNING FINANCIAL REPORTER, HE'S AN AWFULLY GOOD FICTION WRITER AS WELL." (Naples Daily News)
SOUND OF BLOOD
Bodies pile up from coast to coast as a private investigator probes a reporter's grisly death. Uncovering a web of murder, sex, fraud and political corruption, Jake Scarne makes the mistake of falling in love with the beautiful, amoral woman who is the power behind the throne of a rogue billionaire. Together, the lovers set off a chain reaction of revenge that puts them in the ...
Imagine a drug that robs you of free will. Imagine not being able to move a muscle unless commanded to do so. Imagine a conspiracy to weaponize that drug. So begins Ryan Butler's adventure.
Ryan Butler is a discontented lawyer, trapped in a disintegrating marriage and longing for escape. His opportunity comes when an old friend vanishes from work with a quarter of a million dollars and later turns up comatose on a park bench. The money is gone, the police have no clues, and his friend's gorgeous new wife, Alana, needs his help.
Dazzled by Alana's sensual radiance, Ryan risks everything to uncover the reasons for his friend's coma. His journey leads him to an aborted university medical study, to the development of a secret hypnosis-enhancing drug, to the traitorous schemes of a renegade CIA agent, and finally into Alana's bed. As Ryan discovers more evidence of strange experiments and shadowy government intrigue, he comes closer to the truth but also closer to danger. He finds an ...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Length: 314 Pages (2,603 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Read the Amazon Bestseller! A deep treatment of Good versus Evil!
The Stones are the key to everything.
The journey began with Stones (Data), Book One of the Stones Series, a #1 Amazon Thriller. The story continues with Book Two--Stones (Hypothesis).
??? Mikal Ryzaard's plan to bring back Paradise is surging forward.
Drawing on the ancient technology of his Stone and the resources of global powerhouse MX Global, Ryzaard kills and destroys without fear or accountability. With two more Stones under his control, he rules world markets and controls minds, giving him overwhelming power.
??? Matt Newmark is only one who can stop him.
Escaping with Jessica, Matt seeks refuge on his own spectacular world and tries to put the past behind him. When Jessica is abducted, a message from beyond the grave forces him to choose between two paths: return and battle Ryzaard or abandon Earth and all he loves.
??? Drawn by love for Jessica, Matt chooses to fight.
With the help of two gifted ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 548 Pages (1,317 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
"Frightening suspense and a beautiful love story." - Tea and Book
Private security has never been so risky--or so tempting.
Ex-military security specialist Conlan James avoids commitment like the plague. His job, his Harley, and an occasional one-night stand are all he needs--or so he tells himself. But after he rescues Jess from a tense situation, he can't get the shy, sexy brunette out of his mind. He can teach her self-defense, but can he shield his own scarred heart?
Southern belle Jess Kingston spent eight weeks healing from an ex-boyfriend's brutal attack. Now she's ready to put her life back together. Her ex, Brit, has other ideas. She needs someone who can teach her how to fight back--someone like the tough former soldier who rides to her rescue.
As the deadly game of cat-and-mouse intensifies, the heat between Con and Jess becomes an inferno. He'll do anything to keep her safe. She'll do anything to survive. Her vengeful ex is determined to destroy them both, and all it ...
Don't date your bodyguard.
It was the one rule he had to break.
Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible -- the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet.
Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth.
He is certified American royalty.
When he's assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who's known for "going rogue" in the security team -- and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff's sexual fantasies.
Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into "termination" territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, ...
"Magical from the very start." -- InD'Tale Reviews
Embark on a journey into magical Medieval Scotland, to a time when the shadowy Picts are in peril of vanishing from the annals of history, and Scotland itself will arise as a nation from the ashes of betrayal.
A Clash of Clans.
From the Borderlands to the Highlands, Scotland's seven kingdoms are in conflict. Struggling to unite the kingdoms altogether, King David seeks an alliance with the fierce, but reclusive mountain Scot, Aidan dun Scoti. But only one woman will tempt Aidan -- the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan.
Love and Betrayal.
She has been offered a choice: Kill the dun Scoti or lose your only beloved son. Offered in marriage by David of Scotia as a guise for peace and cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lìleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to. She is also the one woman who could bring the chieftain to his knees.
Read this series in order:
• Book1: ...
An epic, atmospheric story that begins with twenty three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago's Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the Amazon jungle.
The Orphan Factory, a coming-of-age spy thriller novel, is book two in The Orphan Trilogy and a prequel to The Ninth Orphan. Go on another frenetic journey with the ninth-born orphan as he busts out of the clandestine orphanage he knew as home and goes on the run across America.
In the late 1970's, in Chicago, Illinois, the secretive Omega Agency initiates the Pedemont Project - a radical experiment utilizing genetic engineering technologies - to create twenty three orphan babies with the plan to turn them into the world's most effective assassins.
One of the prodigies will rebel: meet Number Nine, an orphan with a mind of his own.
In 1998, when Nine reaches adulthood and graduates with honors from the Pedemont Orphanage, he is already an adept of the deadly ...
Time is supposed to heal all wounds. I thought it had healed mine when I found myself ready to say "I Do". It all came crashing down the moment I saw Freya Pratt again. After all these years she still affected me like no other. I couldn't deny that she made me feel something I haven't felt since the day she left. She made me feel alive. Now I'm questioning everything about our past and my future.
Breaking Max's heart seemed like a good idea at eighteen. I needed him to forget me and let me go. All these years I'd pretended like what we had was never real. I told myself I wanted what was best for him. I told myself that wasn't me. After seeing him again, I'm not so sure. As his wedding day nears, I wonder if I should tell him the real reason why I left. Would it even make a difference?
It's Not Home Without You is an angsty contemporary second chance romance.
Jordyn James is broken and can't trust anyone. Her last relationship almost killed her and she hasn't gotten over it. Seeking a fresh start she moves to the city of Atlanta, to be around her family and best friend. With her fresh start comes new opportunities and chances to have some much-needed fun. Not looking for love, love finds her. Micah Bass is the hottest rich kid in Atlanta. Named Atlanta's bachelor of the year, he finds himself wanting to settle down again after going through a terrible divorce. He's ready to trust again and thinks he's found the perfect woman to share his life with. Will a little white lie threaten to tear her from his arms? Both Micah and Jordyn's lives are turned into a whirlwind romance. But when each of their past threatens to tear them apart, will their love for one another be strong enough to endure?
Genre: African American Length: 310 Pages (685 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Her DNA ensures she has it all. But it won't keep her from losing everything.
After a virus nearly wiped out the human race, the Tier System was built in order to reserve limited resources for the most genetically viable individuals. Though it's been years since the Crisis, the world is still in flux, and members of the Tier system have been conditioned to sacrifice everything for the greater good.
Kate, Eric and their two children are living as ideal citizens in Tier 1, but their world is turned upside down when Eric's commitment to his genetic research begins to tear him away from his family. Kate and Eric only want to do the right thing, but when their family hangs in the balance, can they accept the consequences?
THE UNTETHERED is a philosophical techno-thriller that spans the globe, weaving five seemingly unrelated characters into a web of impossible conflict and unlikely friendship. And while they battle against their own internal demons in an attempt to achieve their selfish pursuits, the self-righteous mobs of the world are closing in to stop them.
Juvenile delinquent, Roble Santos, chases his radical vision to build the most controversial aircraft in history---but with the threat of betrayal, prison, and death all around, he's running out of time.
Political star, Alexandria Patra, rises to the delight of the masses---yet to help those most in need she must forever forget her childhood dream.
Rogue geneticist, Stock Brant, reinvents nature in order to save the very world he hates---unaware the price of his plan may be his own soul.
Tennis player, Nicolette Popov, employs precise mathematics and youthful spunk to become the best in the world---however, unwilling to ...
Forget hard-boiled dicks, fellas... it's hard-boiled chicks in this tough-as-nails anthology featuring a trio of badass leading ladies.
Hard-Boiled Chicks is a collection of the grittiest, edgiest, and darkest mysteries award-winning Julie Smith has to offer.
These stories highlight cold-blooded cop killing and civilian justice gone awry, murder staged as an overdose on New Orleans' streets, and the discovery of a party girl's body in her own gaudy pool. Not for the faint of heart, these hard-as-nails mystery novels chronicle three celebrated female sleuths at their most thick-skinned--and will leave readers steeped in realism... and shivering.
CRESCENT CITY CONNECTION
"If it's gritty realism you're craving, gently simmered with spicy suspense and marvelously memorable characters, Smith is the perfect New Orleans tour guide." -- The Jackson Clarion-Ledger
Sure, New Orleans is known for corruption, but suddenly the good guys get a break -- an honest police chief. And then someone ...
Nearly a century has passed since the last major battle of the Unification War. The ancient skirmish was brief, but devastating. It left behind the shattered fragments of the Solarian Union's Second Fleet, the lifeless hulls of a civilian convoy and countless questions about who or what could have been responsible for such an atrocity. The conflict disrupted the very fabric of space and created the Dead Zone, a hazardous region that may hold the only record of what really happened so long ago.
Deep within the Dead Zone, an ancient 'derelict' dreadnaught of unimaginable destructive power drifts silently through the void, hidden away at the heart of the old anomaly.
The saga begins as Kade - a smuggler from the fringe colonies - excitedly steps aboard the four-kilometre-long ship from the mythical human faction rumoured to have once stood against the avarice of the Solar System. Bound by an old promise to seek out the fabled vessel, Kade's destiny is forever altered when she meets ...
When Alida Bernie's husband Stan runs naked through their small Montana hometown, she can no longer keep his dementia a secret. Her adult children arrive to intervene. So does her estranged daughter-in-law, Joli, recently released from prison for abuse of Alida's grandchildren. Alida is horrified when Joli becomes Stan's caregiver in a nursing home. After his death, Alida uncovers his secret life that forces her to question her once-happy marriage. Meanwhile, Joli ingratiates herself back into the family, inflaming Alida's fear of potential harm to her beloved grandchildren. As she struggles to protect them, she must face the consequences of secrets that were hidden from her as well as ones that she herself hides.
Genre: Family Life Length: 448 Pages (906 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
Traversing back to the ancient Prime Martial World from modern age, Austin finds himself in a younger body as he wakes up.
Yet, the young man he possesses was a miserable dimwit, what a bummer!
But it doesn't matter as his mind is sound and clear. Possessing this younger and stronger body, he will fight his way to become the God of martial arts, and rule the whole Martial World!
Genre: Fantasy Length: 327 Pages (650 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
After an aircraft accident, a young and talented scholar is reborn!
He saves a dragon and trains it in the Holy Dragon Empire. To his surprise, his dragon can cure disease and even bring people back from death.
With the dragon, Rocky starts a new life. He is no longer a good-for-nothing, but an ambitious martial arts master and spirit manipulator among his generation.
Let's join in their adventure!
Genre: Fantasy Length: 300 Pages (695 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
If ever she learnt her lesson that you can't rely on the man you love, Lily has certainly been taught.
Escaping to a tropical paradise, she meets an eccentric local woman, Yolanda, to help her rebuild her life so she can forget about getting her heart decimated by Richard Hayden-Quik, once again.
But things are never that simple and to her surprise, her tricky bastard ex-husband wants her back and is willing to do all most anything so they can be a family.
Is it possible to trust someone who constantly breaks your heart and spirit even though they are the love of your life?
And when you have two people in his life, his long term ex-lover, Tia, and his best friend, John Bentley, literally vying for your blood, is there any way you can piece together your relationship?
Lily continues her roller coaster love affair ride that takes a humorous but dark and terrifying turn in a surprising way. One bitten, twice shy but how much can one woman take?
Can true love survive and will ...
The award-winning fourth installment in the "brilliantly conceived and executed" (Library Journal) series set in an overgrown, dystopian Las Vegas.
The Change that devastated the earth did not destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human--eternally young, eternally beautiful... but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness... until a miracle lady brings him back.
Born during the apocalyptic storms and earthquakes that left the world in ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing the pain of others as they slip into death. But Theo is different. He is the first in her care ever to survive.
Responding to Selena's tender touch, Theo starts to live again--to feel and desire again. But joined in a world of terrors, the secrets they can never share make them targets... and love could be the ultimate betrayal.
***PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE Night Betrayed***
"Like a sexy WALKING DEAD!" --Mara Jacobs, New York ...
In this psychological thriller, Argus Ward is a former U.S. Secret Service agent who runs a protection agency catering to the rich and famous. His best-kept secret--which he shares with lawyers and doctors and even psychiatrists--is his status as a high-functioning paranoid schizophrenic. One day, with little warning, he turns psychotic for the first time in twenty years. He lands in a secure psychiatric facility, charged with the murder of his most famous client, high tech industry billionaire John Helms, the wealthiest man in America.
Argus has no memory of the killing. A blood test suggests to him that some unknown enemy had switched his anti-psychotic medication with identical-looking dummy pills to purposely drive him insane.
A sign of lingering paranoia? His doctor thinks so. Even his wife.
Yet Argus escapes incarceration to prove his theory. With the law on his trail and a ticking time bomb in his head--due to a lack of medication--he discovers that his disease had been ...
Based on the life of West Texas pioneer J.D. "Big John" Sanders, Generations is a celebration of Irish heritage, a story of indomitable spirit and unfailing vision, and of relentless pursuit of the American dream.
After a whirlwind romance with the formidable Nora Brooks, Big John forges a cattle town in the rugged West Texas frontier during World War I. Thirty years later, Marion Kidd Sanders journeys to New York in pursuit of fame and fortune -- and brings the family name to new heights.
A historical family saga that spans a millennia, Generations takes you deep into the lives of one family, from their beginnings in medieval Ireland, through to Boston, Texas and modern-day New York.
- "I recommend Generations to anyone interested in Irish history and epic family tales. A beautiful story of heartbreak and perseverance."
- "Grand, ambitious storytelling all the way. A crisp, well-researched and well-edited read."
- "A must-read slice of Irish-American history."
A cursed witch. A vengeful werewolf. A twisted love spell.
In this world where legendary creatures roam, and magic is ruled by an unyielding High Council, Valeria Lancaster knows, from her strict upbringing as a witch, the value of order, rank and discipline. So when her powers wreak havoc around her, killing people - even her own mother - she has no other choice but to flee.
Unfortunately, the best hideout can't protect her from Asher Stonelake, a Sanctuary Master and a werewolf with a dire taste of vengeance. The Lancasters have killed his entire family and he won't rest until the witch who murdered his sister suffers the worst kind of death. When he catches the scent of his enemy and Valeria becomes his captive, Asher can't wait to break her, until he notices that something or someone may already have.
Vengeance must wait, as trouble knocks at the door, and his enticing prisoner may in reality be more friend than foe. Even maybe an ally...
A contemporary paranormal romance ...
Meg is sixty and believes her useful life is over, Sully is thirty and drifts from one lover's bed to the next, and they are both running away when she pulls him out of a freezing river in the dark of night. As they take turns driving south together through hundreds of miles of new territory, their old lives fall away and their hopes for a bright future are born. Where will they end up? Who will they be when they get there? Will they become lifelong friends or simply fellow travelers thrown together a few days by fate?
Genre: Family Life Length: 405 Pages (681 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
His third blood-and-guts-and-rap-music outing (with accompanying Hayes-penned free music CD) roars along like a jazz jam on Viagra: the disappearance of a songwriter opens a veritable Pandora's box of shenanigans. It reads like a black Spillane, violent, breathless and never less than gripping. Maxim Jabubowski " The Guardian" 14 song soundtrack that accompanies story is available from Dropbox download link: http://bitly.ws/8Fhs
Genre: African American Length: 447 Pages (1,009 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 3rd, 2020
In a world monitored by mind-manipulating implants, one young woman will risk everything for liberty.
Brooklyn, 2095. Seventeen-year-old Riley Taylor longs to escape the crushing poverty of the slums. Stuck with her best friend in a totalitarian police state, their only hope of freedom is joining the military. But when Riley gets ripped away from him in their first brutal combat, she's shocked to discover why so many recruits come home in coffins.
Ultimately reunited on the front lines in the war for dwindling natural resources, she's devastated to learn they wiped his memory. As they fight side-by-side, she vows to survive long enough to restore his recollection of their lost friendship. But with her state-issued chip recording her every move, digging into the corrupt regime could prove deadlier than the battlefield...
Can Riley save her best friend before the government steals her last shot at a new future?
Lady Caroline Finch finds herself in turmoil after losing her beloved father. However, she is about to find out that this is not her only problem... She will soon discover that her father has left behind startling news: Honeyfield Manor, the grand country estate where she lived all her life, has been left to a stranger, the son of an old friend of the Earls'. While she's waiting for the heir's arrival, an unknown man appears uninvited in her home, claiming that the heir is gone. Can she really trust the courageous, charming stranger? Or will her attraction to him end up being her weakness?
Matthew Grove has recently lost his mother. He has no other choice than starting anew in London, penniless and bitter. Although his initial intention is to attend to a new business, a meeting with a gentleman, and a coach accident leads him to an entirely different direction. Matthew will be bound to deliver terrible news to a lady he has never met. And even though he knows that he should never ...
He hates what she is
Three hundred years ago, Warren sold his soul in exchange for the safety of his people. He lives immortal and inhuman, a life in the shadows, hiding his secrets. Until now, when he finally has the chance to reclaim his soul after three centuries of suffering...
She's wanted him forever
Esha is a soulceress, an immortal who drains the magical powers of others. Shunned by everyone she meets, she's a rogue mercenary who hunts evil for a living. The only man she cannot harm is Warren, and she's wanted since she first met him. The only problem? He hates what she is as much as everyone else.
A passion they want to resist--but can't
Esha is the only person who can help Warren reclaim his soul, but the simple quest soon becomes a deadly battle fraught with secrets that could tear them apart. Warren will have to rely on the woman he wishes he didn't want -- one whom he can't resist. But Esha isn't going to settle for so little this time around. She's going to make him ...
My daughter is dead.
My husband and I cling to what's left of our family, desperate to make sense of the tragedy.
But when the sheriff knocks, he delivers news no mother should ever have to hear.
Our daughter was murdered.
And my son is the prime suspect.
When we adopted eleven-year-old Holden, we weren't wearing rose-colored glasses.
But we never could have imagined this.
They say you can't pick your family.
But I picked mine.
Did I choose my daughter's murderer?
Tuesday's Child is a gripping domestic suspense. Doubt, desire, and the demise of a once picture-perfect family force Emery, wife to a state senator, to live out a mother's worst nightmare.
He wasn't sure he believed her...
... but DeShear took the case.
Why would anyone be killing geneticists?
It was one wrong move, standing up for what was right, that cost him his career on the force. Now, DeShear must rebuild his life as a P.I. and this case seems simple enough. But looks can be deceiving. Had his client, geneticist Lanaya Kim, really found a thread that links the murders?
Why is she so frightened?
Years before, Lanaya had worked with them all. One accident could be believed, but the more they happened, she knew it just didn't add up. Who was killing her colleagues?
Could she be a target?
You'll love this fast-paced thrill ride, because everyone enjoys a struggling detective trying to rebuild a life and a strong woman hoping to uncover the truth.
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Rudra Narshimha, a boy whose father is killed for reasons unknown to him. He didn't know what his father did in the royal palace but he did know that he held enormous power in the King's court.
To protect his family he runs away to a new city leaving their old life behind.
Broken by the death of his father he carries on with his life in the new city.
There he meets a man of who teaches him to make peace with his past but the man's own past is shrouded in mystery and no one has any concrete idea who the man is or where did he came from?
In a turn of events he comes across a nomadic tribe, a tribe who are in search of their homeland for over a century. But no one has ever found it.
On the tribe's next voyage he decides to accompany them for his own personal reasons. But soon he realizes going to the voyage was a mistake as he is met with a cruel reality.
What he had run from follows him in his new home and his life is turned upside down.
Great forces are at work here and he will find ...
From the great French novelist comes this long-unavailable collection of tales in the tradition of Boccaccio's Decameron.
Balzac's Contes Drolatiques, or Droll Stories, were originally published in three volumes in the 1830s. Set in medieval Europe, these stories were Balzac's attempt to write in the great tradition of Rabelais and Boccaccio, to render the Middle Ages with a touch of raunchy humor, and to provide a delightful portrait of medieval France. Balzac took the old themes that had delighted his ancestorsthe tales of faithless wives and confiding husbands, of monks incredibly endowed for amorous athleticism, of lusty wenches and adventurous lads, and of great bouts of eating and drinking.
Droll Stories has always been an essential part of Balzac's work when published in French, but it has been excluded from the definitive English editions. This book presents all three volumes of this classic and enduring work.
Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good ...
Genre: Classics Length: 391 Pages (1,012 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
Cheerleader Bethany Rossiter dies the day before she becomes 16. She comes back to life with superhuman powers. She remembers that in her brother's comic books superheroes come to be feared and hated no matter what good deeds they do. She tries to lead a normal life.
But little by little fate conspires against this course. Bad things happen that only she can make right. Baby step by baby step, then bigger steps, she grows into her responsibilities.
To help her do her superhero "job" she creates first one, then another alternate identity. Former soldier now mercenary Yao Ming, unequaled with weapons, able to get unseen into places impossible to enter. Beautiful jet-setter millionaire Sandrine Ascarides. And a star girl with blue skin and purple hair who can fly and wield laser bolts and lightning.
She is sometimes desperately lonely, unable to share her secret. Then she finds she is not alone...
For the past decade Harry, the Earl of Wycliff, has worked feverishly to reclaim all that his father had lost. Only one item remains elusive: the Gainsborough portrait of his beloved mother. And the impossibly young, stunningly beautiful widow Louisa Phillips holds the key to finding it. If only he can persuade her to help him...
FOR FIFTEEN HUNDRED YEARS THE TOMB OF THE CHINESE GENERAL HAD REMAINED HIDDEN BENEATH THE PALE YELLOW CLAY OF SHANXI PROVINCE.
It lay undisturbed until a twelve-year-old boy fell through the roof. He kept its secret. Fifteen years later, now living in Australia, he tells his friend Charlie of the terror he felt when he had crashed down among the grave goods. Charlie convinces him that they should go to China, back to Shanxi, and break into the general's tomb a second time, but this time they should loot its ancient artefacts, the jade, the porcelain, the gold and the silver. But are they both naïve, or are they just foolish in their belief that they can enter China and steal its treasures without being noticed by others who will also desire these beautiful things? Didn't they realise that there are men without conscience who will try to take the looted objects from them, and kill if necessary? Did they really not know that danger and death always follow such illicit wealth?
A multi-award winning debut akin to The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and Deltora Quest, creating a modern fantasy adventure fuelled by survival with a new twist on extraordinary powers.
What are The Gifts of Life?
Inside this book hides a magical world that is celebrating something special! It's that time of year where every major city gathers for another Ascension Day. But this year it's different.
Inside, awaiting and resting, are Perry's powers. On this day, he, his friends and everyone else who lives and breathes, can use their powers through the ceremony of a godlike light. But this day is different.
Inside the White City there is an evil army. After the destruction of his home, Perry finds himself lost with his best friend, his sister and their servant, Bailey, an Ever who leads them to safety.
Outside, on their journey, the group is forced to use their powers. But as time fades, so does their humanity. Releasing their gifts of life to the world, only leads to mutation. ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 578 Pages (6,292 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
I read the quote by a renowned social anthropologist Dr Margaret Mead. When a reporter asked her, "When do you declare that human civilization has started at this particular point while excavating?"
Her answer was a typical one like roads, utensils, constructions etc. She declared "when I found a healed femur bone, I declare that the human civilization has started here!"
That exceptional answer by Dr. Margaret Mead enthralled me!
This answer implies that thousands of years back when man was living in jungles, in his primitive days, some person had actually lifted a wounded person to the cave, hunted and fed that wounded person for at least six months!
I started wondering, who this person was? How did he take a stand against routinely accepted norm of leaving an injured mate behind to die? What turmoil had he gone through? How had he communicated his anguish to the others living with him when language was primitive? What caused him to do this strange and unique thing in the first ...
The Sun has vanished. The Earth is dead. And for the last humans alive, the troubles have only begun.
When an opaque cosmic cloud invades the solar system, five people flee to a shelter to escape the lethal cold that results. While they wait for the Sun to reappear, a series of disasters pushes them to the brink of annihilation. Survival will not only demand courage, resilience, and ingenuity, it will force the survivors to reinvent every aspect of themselves -- their values, their relationships, their very identities.
Still, nothing can prepare them for what's to come...
When Shay McDaniels learns that her father has been receiving threatening letters she heads down to his resort in the Keys. Frustratingly, he refuses to call the police, determined to handle matters on his own.
Private investigator Chase Reynolds has no idea the woman he meets on the beach, the one whose son is determined to 'catch his mommy a man', is James Lansing's daughter. James had assured him that his daughter was safely away in Miami. So when he sees the woman he'd met on the beach talking to James, even hugging him, Chase regretfully moves her to the top of his suspect list.
It's not until James invites them both to join him in his private dining room that they discover each other's true identities. Lansing convinces Chase to become his daughter's personal bodyguard until the situation with the threats is taken care of. Being thrown together twenty-four seven is the last thing Chase wants, considering the unexpected feelings he has for Shay. Distraction can make a man ...
Thomas Hardy's final novel: A passionate and tragic story of the follies of Victorian England's most rigid institutions: class, marriage, and higher education
Growing up in southern England, Jude Fawley dreams of one day transcending his country life and becoming a scholar at Christminster's most prestigious college. It's the driving focus of his young life, leading him to rigorous study of classical Greek and Latin after spending long days working as a stonemason.
But everything changes when Jude meets Arabella Donn, a calculating local girl who ensnares him in marriage. As his dreams of Christminster recede into the background, Jude finds himself trapped in one unhappy marriage while the woman her loves, his free-thinking cousin Sue Bridehead, is trapped in another.
Though Jude and Sue are able to escape their first spouses, their new life together proves to be no simpler. With two young children born out of wedlock, Jude and Sue's unconventional relationship is burdened by ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 360 Pages (2,067 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 2nd, 2020
Trapped series - Episode III: Trapped with Daniel 7
"Let's go and register our marriage on your birthday!"
Marrying Daniel should have been her best birthday gift, but everything was ruined the moment when she caught him sleeping with another woman on the day before her birthday.
"He's going to marry that woman! She... was my best friend!"
When she heard the news, Janet returned from her self exile with her twin babies to stop their wedding ceremony. She was no longer the simple and naive girl that she was before. Instead, she had become the head of an important criminal faction. Time to exact revenge!