When saving the Ranch means making the gamble of a Lifetime!
• ? Can Blake can save his family's ranch?
• ? Can Piper can pull off the film shoot of a lifetime?
• ? Can the two of them can learn to work together in their very different Western vs. West Coast styles... ?
The Wyatt ranch had been in the family for generations, but when Blake returned to Riverside Ranch, he knew that modern times meant something had to change. Taking the reins may have caused some contentious conversations with his father and brothers, but Blake wasn't willing to let his family's legacy die.
Converting the working Colorado ranch into a luxury getaway resort hasn't been an easy task, but with construction well underway, Blake can feel the energy lifting and hope renewing.
Then a very interesting call comes in...
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Working for a production company in Los Angeles is the stuff of dreams, and Piper Stephens is living hers. When her boss gives her a big break to help produce a script that ...
Pride and Prejudice variation. Forced to flee France, in the 12th century, to preserve their community, the werewolves moved to less populated England. Fitzwilliam Darcy lived at Pemberley in the far northern parts of England. He inherited his leadership of the Pemberley pack from his late father. His human mother had passed long before her mate. In an effort to dilute the bloodlines to better control the 'change' the males sought human wives. Darcy's love of Elizabeth Bennet was complete and for life. Bound by the law of the pack to withhold his true identity until his wife was with child, Darcy married Elizabeth Bennet at the same time as his best friend Charles Bingley married her sister, Jane. Now in the far reaches of Pemberley, will Lizzy learn her husband's secret? Will she escape this unnatural community or, will their love prevail against overwhelming odds? What will her life be as the Alpha Female of the werewolves of ...
"START THE BOAT!
WE'VE GOTTA GET RID OF THIS BODY"
This enticing Florida mystery series opens with a bang -- and never stops -- thanks to protagonist Will Harper, a semi-retired reporter and burgeoning sleuth who spends most of his time aboard his live-in yacht in the Florida Keys -- when he's not solving hard-boiled murder mysteries. Nice work if you can get it. And if you can avoid making the kind of enemies -- mobsters, local officials, politicians, and industry good ole' boys among them -- who would gladly contribute to your untimely demise.
MILLION DOLLAR STAIRCASE
Will thinks fast when he discovers his girl friend's the victim of a frame-up. He sees instantly why they can't go to the cops -- the mayor, the city manager, and for all Will knows, every official in town could be in on it.
It's the latest offensive in a case of municipal bullying that's busted many a bank account and broken many a heart -- something that sounds so boring you could doze off just reading the ...
First published in the year 1838; the present book 'The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket' by Edgar Allan Poe is the tale of the young Arthur Gordon Pym; who stows away aboard a whaling ship called the Grampus.
Rainbows and butterflies were what our lives seemed to be made from. Grace was about to give us another child. Things were going fantastically.
Then something went wrong, not once but twice. I was wrecked from it all. But my wife managed to pull me back together again.
Unfortunately, my brother's wife made short work of what my Grace had given me.
I'd become a man I wasn't. A man no woman or child, for that matter, should have to be burdened with. Grace was ever hopeful I'd become the man who was once her loving husband again.
A thing I wasn't sure would ever happen...
Our days were wonderful, we had a daughter to add to the brood of sons we'd had. The days should've been happy ones. Jacob made sure they weren't.
He'd undergone more than it seemed he was fit to handle. But with his bother's visit, Jacob seemed to be coming back to who he was before our daughter was born.
Only a couple of days had passed before Clair finished that for us all.
The man we'd known was long gone ...
This carefully crafted ebook: "Notre Coeur - A Woman's Pastime (The Classic English Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The novel tells the story of a woman without a heart, frigid and probably a lesbian. The hero, facing this fascinating and awesome being, takes another mistress, who can hardly satisfy him. He is devastated by this passionate love, violent, melancholic and cruel. This is a painful novel, written by an already sick writer, in which he says farewell to all women in his life, the ones who presented the desire, the torment, and the victims... Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes).
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 181 Pages (2,061 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
A Lost Lady tells the story of Marian Forrester and her husband, Captain Daniel Forrester who live in the Western town of Sweet Water, along the Transcontinental Railroad. The story is told from the perspective of Niel Herbert, a young man who grows up in Sweet Water and witnesses the decline of Mrs. Forrester, for whom he feels very deeply, and also of the West itself from the idealized age of noble pioneers to the age of capitalist exploitation.
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Hampstead Mystery" - High Court Justice Sir Horace Fewbanks is found murdered in his own home in Hampstead. A butler with a shady past is the first suspect, but there are several other characters who turn attention there way with suspicious behavior. Scotland Yard detectives are in charge of the case, but the Judge's daughter hires a famous private investigator Crew who shows up and runs a parallel investigation."The Mystery of the Downs" - Harry Marsland is caught in a sudden storm and he is forced to seek shelter in a nearest house that happens to be at a Cliff Farm. He is welcomed in by a woman who was expecting someone else. Before the storm is over, they are alarmed by a noise from the upstairs, especially because there was supposed to be nobody else in the house. They get upstairs and find a farm's owner dead of a gunshot wound. When the storm is over the police ...
In the future, powerful unions called lobbies control much of society. One of the most powerful lobbies is the medical lobby, which following a pandemic that spread across earth, has required all medicine from being practiced only by authorized lobby members and only in approved lobby facilities. Daniel Feldman was once a doctor but has now become a pariah due to his breach of these rules. Trying to escape the shame he travels to Mars, where he discovers a disaster threatening billions of lives.
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:The Black FlameDawn of FlameThe Adaptive UltimateThe Circle of ZeroPygmalion's Spectacles
This eBook edition of "The Galaxy Tales" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "Stories from the Solar System" is series of short stories which are set upon various planets and moons of the Solar System. The stories are marked by attention to the detail of the alien ecosystems with which Weinbaum equips his planets. Though only a few of the stories share protagonists, there is enough shared detail between the stories to show that they belong to a common fictional universe.Contents: A Martian Odyssey (Mars)Valley of Dreams (Mars)Flight on Titan (Titan) Parasite Planet (Venus)The Lotus Eaters (Venus)The Planet of Doubt (Uranus) The Red Peri (Pluto)The Mad Moon (Io)Redemption Cairn (Europa)Tidal Moon (Ganymede)
Keeping true to his love of Sandy, as well as his love of life. Neal opened more doors of myself. Allowing you as the reader of Always and Forever a birds eye view. For he believed, love is every where!
A Sicilian fisherman plucks an American suicide tourist from the sea. One is a fugitive for murder, the other simply a tormented soul. They might be of use to one another - unless they kill each other first.
Even in a place with so many eyes, so many locks, lapses are inevitable. Eventually an escape, however temporary, will reveal itself.
So it is that they sit this night on the hospital roof, legs dangling over the dizzying drop. Shreds of cirrus cloud besmirch the ink overhead so the usual grand show of stars is hidden away, but they don't mind. It is enough to be up here in the crisp open air, free of the walls.
The little squirrel died on the first night in spite of his best efforts. For the first time in many years he had wept with real and profound grief, great heart-wounding sobs and rivers of tears that defied all possibility given the numbing medication in his body.
Micheline did not blame him for the failure. She simply said, 'Lucky baby, her suffering is ...
Deathworld centers on Jason dinAlt, a professional gambler who uses his erratic psionic abilities to tip the odds in his favor. While visiting the planet Cassylia, he is challenged by a man named Kerk Pyrrus (an ambassador of the planet Pyrrus) to turn a large amount of money into an immense sum by gambling at a government-run casino. He succeeds and survives the planetary government's desperate efforts to take back the money. Bothered that he may finally have met someone superior to him, he decides to accompany Kerk to Pyrrus, despite being warned that it is the deadliest world ever colonized by humans.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 177 Pages (1,404 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
Antic Hay takes place in London, and depicts the aimless or self-absorbed cultural elite in the sad and turbulent times following the end of World War I. The story follows one Theodore Gumbril in his invention of Gumbril's Patent Small-Clothes, trousers which contain a pneumatic cushion in the seat. Gumbril's quest for love occasionally makes him resort to utilizing "The Complete Man" which is a disguise he concocts around a false full beard. He relates to a diverse cast of characters in bohemian, artistic and intellectual circles. Everybody is lost but at the same time looking for happiness while everything is going out of control in a ridiculous and comic way.
This carefully crafted ebook: "Beasts and Super-Beasts" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
The Open Window
The Unkindest Blow
The Schartz-Metterklume Method
The Seventh Pullet
The Blind Spot
A Touch of Realism
The Yarkand Manner
The Byzantine Omelette
The Feast of Nemesis
The Quince Tree
The Forbidden Buzzards
Clovis on Parental Responsibilities
A Holiday Task
The Stalled Ox
A Defensive Diamond
The Lumber Room
The Philanthropist and the Happy Cat
Genre: Fantasy Length: 202 Pages (1,382 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
When queen Geneva first set foot in the interstellar war, she thought she had taken the worst job in the world: an agricultural country with limited resources, a few allies ready to turn about at any time, and an enemy who makes the rules but never follow them. With the completion of the starlight fortress, hope begins to emerge. All she needs to do is use the fortress wisely, defeat warships barehanded, and, above all, tell who the true enemy is. (Word count: 80,000)
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Psi-Power Trilogy follows adventures and misadventures of Kenneth J, Malone, the Government's expert on "impossibilities," who lives in a world of supernatural and psychic powers such as telepathy and teleportation.
"Brain Twister" - In the near future FBI agent Ken Malone, the Government's expert on "impossibilities," has to track down a psychic spy with the help of an insane old lady who thinks she is the Queen.
"The Impossibles" - Ken Malone and the FBI are engrossed in another case of psychic abilities and impossible crimes. New models of cars start to drive away with no one at the driving sit, valuable things are disappearing from locked safes, and the criminal is apparently walking through the walls.
"Supermind" - FBI has arrested three low level Soviet spies - Brubitsch, Borbitsch, and Garbitsch. As they didn't commit any serious crimes, FBI decides to ship them back ...
The Mississippi Bubble revolves around the story of John Law and the famous "Mississippi Bubble", an economic crisis of speculative investment in the French colony of Louisiana. Upon finishing his education John Law intends to pursue a financial career in London, but gets involved in a duel. He escapes the sentence and travels abroad and explores the upper reaches of the St. Lawrence and to the Mississippi. John gets involved in dubious money printing business and chance has thrown him together with a woman who he takes as mistress.
Emerson Hough (1857-1923) was an American author best known for writing western stories, adventure tales and historical novels. His best known works include western novels The Mississippi Bubble and The Covered Wagon, The Young Alaskans series of adventure novels, and historical works The Way to the West and The Story of the Cowboy.
The story of the "Badge of Infamy" is set in the future where powerful unions called lobbies control much of society. One of the most powerful lobbies is the medical lobby, which following a pandemic that spread across earth, has required all medicine from being practiced only by authorized lobby members and only in approved lobby facilities. Daniel Feldman was once a doctor but has now become a pariah due to his breach of these rules. Trying to escape the shame he travels to Mars, where he discovers a disaster threatening billions of lives.
In "The Sky Is Falling" Computer engineer Dave Hanson is transported from Earth to a world where the rules of science and physics are replaced by the rules of magic. Hanson was summoned to help save the world's sky from collapsing. The sky is a literal dome that arches above the world, with the sun and stars not massive celestial bodies trillions of miles away, but smaller lights that move about within the dome of the sky. Hanson must find a way ...
GET READY FOR SWASHBUCKLING ACTION AMONG THE STARS
In the vein of Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, and Guardians of the Galaxy, this space opera collection includes humorous action and adventure alongside stories with heart. These tales won't leave you in the pits of despair. Instead, they'll lift your spirits, taking you to places unknown.
You'll travel the stars to far-flung planets, meeting heroic humans and aliens alike -- even a mech and a clone. There may be lions and jet packs, to boot. No pigs in this space, but otherwise, all bets are off.
Strap in, and prepare yourself for a wild ride!
INCLUDED IN THIS COLLECTION:
"Captain Quasar and the Kolarii Kidnappers" by Milo James Fowler
"The Ungreat Escape" by Siobhan Gallagher
"All Comms Down" by Anne E. Johnson
"Remembrance Day" by Simon Kewin
"The Lion's Den" by Devin Miller
"Captain Clone" by Deborah Walker
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The story is set on an island separated from the rest of the world, on which evolution has taken a different course. "The Nightmare" resembles Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot, which was published a year later. While Bennett had submitted "The Nightmare" under her own name, she had asked to use a pseudonym, Jean Vail, if it was published. The magazine's editor instead chose to use Francis Stevens, which she stuck to for rest of her writings as well.Excerpt:"I never met a burglar, but if I ever should it would be embarrassing to point a pistol at him and not be able to fire it off. I admire the heroes of burglar stories. They're always such efficient people."
This unique horror collection is meticulously edited & formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
The Box with the Iron Clamps (Florence Marryat)
The Birth Mark (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
The Oblong Box (Edgar Allan Poe)
A Terribly Strange Bed (Wilkie Collins)
The Torture by Hope (Villiers de l'Isle Adam)
The Great Valdez Sapphire (Anonymous)
The Mysterious Card (Cleveland Moffett)
My Fascinating Friend (William Archer)
The Lost Room (Fitz-James O'Brien)Detective Stories:
A Scandal in Bohemia (A. Conan Doyle)
The Safety Match (Anton Chekhov)
The Black Hand (Arthur B. Reeve)
The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Rope of Fear (Thomas W. Hanshew and Mary E. Hanshew)
The Biter Bit (Wilkie Collins)
Missing: Page Thirteen (Anna Katherine Green)
Some Scotland Yard Cases (Sir Robert Anderson)
The Horla (Guy de Maupassant)
Number 13 (Montague Rhodes James)
Thrawn Janet (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Man Who ...
She has something for everyone. Did she give it to you? Did you take it? Or just happened to find it? Whatever it is, it will change your life forever. The only question that really remains, is she God or Devil?
Collected here are the first 27 published tales of the Hatchback Woman, in which an enigmatic woman in a packed hatchback full of magical items changes the lives of all she encounters.
A cab driver and an exotic dancer attempt to find success and fame in Hollywood. He's a Rockstar wannabe, and she's an aspiring actress. When things start to get off the ground with their careers, they witness a mafia style murder. Don't miss all the action in Celebrity Ball. It's a thrilling, full-length novel mixed with romance, suspense, and a few surprises.
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Gulliver of Mars is the tale of Lieutenant Gulliver Jones of the United States Navy who magically appears on Mars. In a fortunate incident he manages to save the life of Martian Princess Heru who sticks with him, as his quick return to Earth is not possible. Gulliver learns a lot about the culture of Martian society as they get through many adventures, going down a River of Death.
This eBook edition of "The Shrieking Pit (Thriller Novel)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. American detective Grant Colwyn is spending his holiday in England when it is brought to his attention the strange behavior of a fellow guest. A well known doctor, Sir Henry Durwood, claims that the young man is suffering from a rare form of epilepsy and may soon present a danger to other hotel guests. The strange young man leaves hotel the next day and finds a lodgings in a nearby inn, but soon after that a murder is committed in a neighboring town, and the same young man is the only suspect. Although all the evidence points to him as the murderer, Grant Colwyn believes in his innocence and sets out to prove it.
A year after the loss of his wife, Emma, Emma's unknown of, identical twin sister, Elise shows up. Elise falls in love with the raw poetry of Connor and understands the love her sister must have had for him. She is unhappily married to Michael DiFranco, an art dealer from Miami, who has ties in organized crime. Elise's new found love for Connor is tested by the fear that Michael will find out about Connor. Connor is sent on a rollercoaster ride of love. Yet for Connor, to hope is to risk and to love is to risk pain, for Elise clings to a past that will not let her choose. To her, Connor is the autumn breeze where she is the final leaf clinging to weakening will; she is swept away by his love, but it is a love that comes with a cost -- Michael.
Two lovers struggle to find the meaning in the language of the heart, while the dwelling nature of their thoughts upon their need increases the illusions of the lack.
A love is lost. A love is found. What is love's cost? Is it passion? Is it ...
**STAND-ALONE SPIN-OFF FROM SECOND CHANCES**
Jules Logan is beautiful, smart, quirky, but most of all... a free spirit, someone who has travelled a hard road for her twenty-five years young.
Where her love life is concerned? Jules is a fly by night kind of girl. Like her finances, real relationships are alien and never smooth. She'd run a mile from a relationship just to keep things on her terms, nice and easy... easy come, easy go. That's her motto. Keeping it real in the here and now, the future bursting with possibilities, she doesn't yet have the strength to entertain, her past living proof of all the reasons not to get caught up in any man in the present.
All of that is before Aaron walks into her life, and changes 'everything', breaking down her walls, and making Jules quake... literally.
Beyond gorgeous, Aaron is like any woman's wet dream, embodying every asset Jules could dream of finding in a man. Having a family with, growing old together, the whole package... She'd ...
Ashley Bates knows very little about her birth father. Henry Newburn disappeared twenty-six years ago. Now he's back and so are all of the unanswered questions surrounding his absence. Though mystery surrounds his return, the biggest question is: Can he offer the kind of answers which will allow her to let him re-enter her life?
One part mystery, one part history, one part adventure.
Peter Lansdown works quietly in the Suffolk County Museum as assistant curator.
The bequest of the Grantby papers to the Museum, after their vetting by the Security Services, changes everything. What's the mysterious package Peter discovers when collecting the bequest - and takes on a whim, knowing full well he has no right to it? Why does Rosemary breeze into Peter's shy and ordered life in the midst of his ethical quandary?
What, exactly, is this shady Government department which vetted the papers in the first place, and precisely how interested would the spooks be if they knew the narrative in Peter's hands existed? Whose story does it tell and why would it matter? After all, the past is just history, isn't it?
About the Author
Neno Umbra relishes the idea that nothing is ever really quite what it seems or is reported, and that life was ever thus.
"Cousin Betty" - Set in mid-19th-century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family. Bette works with Valérie Marneffe, an unhappily married young lady, to seduce and torment a series of men. One of these is Baron Hector Hulot, husband to Bette's cousin Adeline. He sacrifices his family's fortune and good name to please Valérie, who leaves him for a tradesman named Crevel.
"Cousin Pons" - Sylvain Pons, a musician in a Parisian boulevard orchestra, has two failings: his passion for collecting works of art and his passion for good food. Being a gourmet, Pons much enjoys dining regularly with his wealthy lawyer cousins M. and Mme Camusot de Marville. To remain on good terms with the Camusots, he tries to find a man for their unappealing daughter Cécile, but when this falls through, he is banished. However, when Mme Camusot learns of the value of Pons's art collection she strives to obtain possession of it as the basis ...
A young man named Raphaël de Valentin wagers his last coin and loses, then proceeds to the river Seine to drown himself. On the way, however, he decides to enter an unusual shop and finds it filled with curiosities from around the world. The elderly shopkeeper leads him to a piece of shagreen hanging on the wall. It is inscribed with "Oriental" writing; the old man calls it "Sanskrit", but it is imprecise Arabic. The skin promises to fulfill any wish of its owner, shrinking slightly upon the fulfillment of each desire. The shopkeeper is willing to let Valentin take it without charge, but urges him not to accept the offer. Valentin waves away the shopkeeper's warnings and takes the skin, wishing for a royal banquet, filled with wine, women, and friends. He is immediately met by acquaintances who invite him to such an event; they spend hours eating, drinking, and talking. But his actions must meet consequences. For each wish granted, the skin shrinks and consumes a portion of his ...
The Burglar's Fate and The Detectives is a true story of a bank robbery in small western town of Geneva. After closing the bank, an assistant cashier sends a fellow worker to answer the locked outer door. Two gangsters hit her, bind and gag both, and lock them in the bank vault, stealing a great fortune in gold, silver, and currency. Pinkerton sends his investigator who suspects an inside job.
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The ship "Glen Carrig" gets lost at sea when it strikes "a hidden rock" and several survivors escape the wreck in two lifeboats. But that is when their agony actually begins, as they become exposed to the Sargasso Sea, also known as "cemetery of the oceans".
One evening in a disreputable lodging-house in Paris, "Papa" Ravinet, a dealer in second-hand goods and curiosities, becomes alarmed at what sounds to him to be the last gasps of someone dying. Forcing the disinterested concierge and his wife to investigate, the life of a young woman is saved. No one knows the true identity of this young woman, Miss Henrietta. She was brought to the lodging-house a few months ago by a young gentleman who said she was his cousin from the provinces whose family had lost its fortune. As Ravinet sees the addresses on the two suicide letters the distressed young woman left, a sudden light brightens his eyes and a wicked smile plays on his lips.
Mrs. Otway is the widow living in an idyllic, rural town in southern England. She has raised her only daughter with the help of a German servant, Anna, who has been housekeeper, cook and nanny all in one. Anna is hard-working and loyal, but also has worries about providing for herself in case she loses her job. When WWI breaks out, the neighbors start looking suspiciously at the German staying in the household and Anna is torn between well-wishing for her adopted family and patriotic enthusiasm for the virtues of her native country.
Dr. Fu Manchu is a villain introduced in a series of novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the twentieth century. The character was also featured extensively in cinema, television, radio, comic strips, and comic books for over 90 years, and has become an archetype of the evil criminal genius and mad scientist, while lending the name to the Fu Manchu moustache. Moreover, the supervillain Fu Manchu's murderous plots are marked by the extensive use of arcane methods; he disdains guns or explosives, preferring dacoits, thuggees, and members of other secret societies as his agents armed with knives, or using "pythons and cobras... fungi and my tiny allies, the bacilli... my black spiders" and other peculiar animals or natural chemical weapons. He had an abhorrence for the truth, and used torture and other gruesome tactics to dispose of enemies.
The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu (aka The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu)
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (aka The Devil ...
Due to certain irreconcilable differences two Scottish men, one being Catholic and the other being atheist, decide to fight a duel to the death. However, duels are against the law, so they have to find a secret place for that occasion. Searching for such place they must avoid authorities, and also numerous kinds of people who all try to convince them to give up on a duel, leading to many comic adventures.
In this book of the Time Travel Diaries, the intrepid couple have "retired' to a quiet life of ease in an alternative world after helping the Martians save the Earth and their own planet.
Unfortunately, Elizabeth thought it would be a good idea to visit her ancestral home at Hamgreen to see what had become of it.
... Such is the curiosity of women.
You see, although Elizabeth's house is always there, you can't find it on a map. Yet, it's been there since before the Great Comet arrived and usually there's a Martian sitting on the gate post.
The trouble is, Time inside the house is often different to that outside. It depends on which door you go through.
You really have to make sure you are wearing the right clothes when you pay a visit.
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:The Creature from Cleveland DepthsThe Night of the Long KnivesThe Moon is GreenNice Girl with Five HusbandsAppointment in TomorrowBread OverheadBullet with His NameThe Big EngineA Bad Day for SalesThe Last Letter
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Greatest Mysteries of Louis Tracy" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
Detectives White & Furneaux Mysteries:
The Postmaster's Daughter
The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
The De Bercy Affair
What Would You Have Done?
Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective:
The Albert Gate Mystery
The Stowmarket Mystery; Or, A Legacy of Hate
A Mysterious Disappearance
The Bartlett Mystery
The Late Tenant
International Intrigue & Murder Mystery:
One Wonderful Night
His Unknown Wife
The Day of Wrath: A Story of 1914
The Stowaway Girl
Can a rebel princess break the curse before it breaks her?
As the youngest daughter of King Edric and Queen Chrissy of Lagola, Holly's blessing ceremony is anything but ordinary. Her blessing -- or curse -- condemned her to keep her word or otherwise face dire consequences.
Now sixteen, Holly would rather spend her time camping, pulling pranks, and perfecting her archery skills with her brothers instead of dressing up and attending royal balls. Things go awry when Holly disguises herself and enters an archery tournament. Can Holly join Prince Donovan, Rowan, and a crew of other worthy gentleman on a treacherous quest to seek a missing princess?
Holly must find a way to cope with her growing feelings toward Prince Donovan, unravel the darker mystery of the north, and, perhaps, seek to save not only a princess, but an entire country.
Full of adventure, romance, and magic, THE CURSED BLESSING is the final installment in Melissa Buell's Tales of Gymandrol trilogy.
*Clean and ...
When your mom teaches parenting seminars called "To No Me Is To Love Me," you are trapped in a world of rules and restrictions. Every attempt to live in the moment is met with a laundry list of reasons detailing the hidden dangers of being spontaneous. For fourteen-year-old Silke Reichard, this is how life has always been, and up until now, Silke has handled such a restricted life with grace -- maintaining straight A's, taking care of her younger sister, never stepping out of line... in fact, Silke has always been the perfect daughter. Until now.
The night that the family "magic hat" tells Silke to try something new, she decides that she is going to call the mysterious rainbow-haired, authority-questioning boy from her social studies class. Dominic Martin is a new student and Silke is irresistibly drawn to his "charm," while Silke's mom sees him as just another casualty of poor parenting.
But the magic hat isn't done yet. It sends Silke's parents to Vegas, giving Silke the opportunity ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 224 Pages (557 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
The UK, year 2139.
One hundred and fifteen years ago, a mysterious virus wiped out ninety-five per cent of humanity.
Blackthorn, the largest settlement in England, rose from the ashes of the devastated old world. It is a troubled city, where the workers live in crude shacks, and make do with the worst of everything.
It is a city of violent divisions, crime, and an over-populated jail block, until a charismatic traveller has a miraculous vision, and promises to bring hope back to the people's lives.
Blackthorn falls under Ryder Swift's spell, and the most devoted of all is the governor's loyal servant, Lieutenant August Hemsley.
Twenty-one-year-old Evie has lived her whole life in the shacks. She and disillusioned guard Byron Lewis are two of a minority who have doubts about Ryder's message. Can they stand against the beliefs of an entire city?
This time travel collection includes:
The Big Time
No Great Magic
Nice Girl with Five Husbands
Time in the Round
"The Big Time" is Hugo Award winning short science fiction novel by Fritz Leiber. The storyline features members of one of two factions, both capable of time travel, engaged in a long-term conflict called "The Change War". The two opposing groups are nicknamed the Spiders and the Snakes after their respective sponsors. The true forms or identities of the Spiders and the Snakes, how those nicknames were chosen, or whether they are in any way descriptive are all unknown.
"No Great Magic" is the sequel to "The Big Time". The story involves two warring factions that battle by using time travel to change the outcome of events throughout history.
This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Big Time" is Hugo Award winning short science fiction novel by Fritz Leiber. The storyline features members of one of two factions, both capable of time travel, engaged in a long-term conflict called "The Change War". The two opposing groups are nicknamed the Spiders and the Snakes after their respective sponsors. The true forms or identities of the Spiders and the Snakes, how those nicknames were chosen, or whether they are in any way descriptive are all unknown."No Great Magic" is the sequel to "The Big Time". The story involves two warring factions that battle by using time travel to change the outcome of events throughout history.
Science fiction romance combines with shifter magic in four incredible, passionate novellas (originally published separately).
Of all the planets in the galaxy, Genie just had to walk onto the one that cages the universe's most frustratingly sexy panther-shifter!
It's an ordinary afternoon on Planet Kewa. As much as Genie hates the Zoo Markets and all the caged and terrified animals, her intuition has brought her there for a reason -- she just never expected that reason to be meeting her new familiar.
Sean Rabell is no witch's familiar. He's a panther-shifter in a bit of a pickle, but he's gotten out of worse situations. This silver cage won't hold him for long. But an innocent incubus witch might hold his attention forever!
As the galaxy flirts with Thralldom danger, can Genie and Sean unlock an incubus witch's ultimate power and save the day? Sensual games have never been so cataclysmic.
Gina is a Blood Red, one of the Lupine Empress's private ...
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Hermann and Dorothea
Reynard the Fox
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
God, Soul, and World
Religion and Church
Songs from Various Plays
First published in the year 1902; renowned British writer Bram Stoker's novel 'The Mystery of the Sea' is one of his best horror fictions. Despite of it containing elements of a political thriller; the novel has many supernatural looking elements. It tells the story of an Englishman who falls in love with an American heiress involved with the intrigues of the Spanish-American War.
A hot July sun burned into the dried needles of the annual Christmas tree at the Lock 3 Amphitheater in downtown Akron. Weeds wove chaotic pathways around the dead branches that were adorned with faded red bulbs and rocking horses. The city had been abandoned and left for the Earth to reclaim.
Under the decay and dust were secrets that would soon be uncovered the day Anna returned home.
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Penelope Wells is a beautiful 29 years old woman who is married to a drunken brute. There is a prophecy that the country will be plunged in a great war (WW1) and curiously enough Penelope's fate is horribly tied to what is about to happen. The only time she finds love in a man is not propitious but evil because there is a deadly strain of plague that has something to do with either of the two. According to the author, the novel is largely based on truth and developed from Penelope's diary and other eye-witnesses' accounts. The episode that is explained by waves of terror passing from one apartment to another and separately affecting three unsuspecting persons is not imaginary, but drawn from an almost identical happening that he, himself, witnessed in Paris, France. Read on!
When Tornado pilot, Dexter Bartlett, seeks the peace and tranquility found on Gallows Tree Common, he witnesses a small criminal gang hiding their cache. The valuable hoard soon disappears and the thieves fight and blame each other until they figure out the truth. Without any warning, the tables are turned; Dexter's wife disappears and suffers a traumatic ordeal with dire consequences. Suspicious of the gang's involvement, Bartlett sets out to destroy the criminals by stealth but pays a very heavy price.
Craftsman's son Ashe is fascinated by magic and mages. So when a mage offers him a job, he can't resist. All he has to do is help the mage's beautiful daughter Maia recover treasure from an ancient tomb. It sounds simple. Only one problem: mages lie.
"The Death of Ivan Ilyich" - Ivan Ilyich lives a carefree life that is "most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible". Like everyone he knows, he spends his life climbing the social ladder. Enduring marriage to a woman whom he often finds too demanding, he works his way up to be a magistrate. While hanging curtains for his new home one day, he falls awkwardly and hurts his side. Though he does not think much of it at first, he begins to suffer from a pain in his side. As his discomfort grows, his behavior towards his family becomes more irritable.
"The Kreutzer Sonata" is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage. The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife: in his analysis, the root causes for the deed were the "animal excesses" and "swinish connection" governing the relation between the sexes.
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Monsieur Lecoq Series:
The Widow Lerouge
The Mystery of Orcival
File No. 113
The Honor of the Name
Caught in the Net
The Champdoce Mystery
The Count's Millions
Pascal and Marguerite
Baron Trigault's Vengeance
The Clique of Gold
Other People's Money
Within an Inch of His Life
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Richard Marsh's greatest commercial success, The Beetle, is a story about a mysterious oriental person who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting. The story is narrated from the perspectives of multiple characters to create suspense. The novel engages with numerous themes and problems of the Victorian fin de siècle, including the New Woman, unemployment and urban destitution, radical politics, homosexuality, science, and Britain's imperial engagements (in particular those in Egypt and the Sudan). "The Beetle" sold out upon its initial printing, and continued to sell well and to be published for several decades into the 20th century. In the 1920s the novel's story was made into a film, and adapted for the London stage.
After a long while of insecurities about Grace and her ability to provide me an heir, our fears were overcome when our children, one by one, began entering the world at a steady pace.
Our world had gone right back to the Eden-like way it had been before me brother and his wife had disturbed it.
Just as I thought nothing else would go wrong, I was hit with a tragedy.
Grace was by my side for everything, and I found myself loving her more than I had before, if that was even possible...
My world nearly ended as my sister-in-law, Clair offered to have a child with Jacob, due to my lack of giving him any.
Thankfully, Jacob sent his brother and his little family away from us. And in no time at all, everything changed for us. Son after son came our way. I'd given my husband not one heir but several.
Bliss returned to our small home, only to be followed by tragedy once more. With the loss of his father, Jacob seemed to cling to me even more so. Our love grew in that time, making things ...
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"Sylvie and Bruno" and its sequel "Sylvie and Bruno Concluded" - The story has two main plots: one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality.
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - Alice, a girl of seven years, is feeling bored and drowsy while sitting on the riverbank with her elder sister. She then notices a talking, clothed White Rabbit with a pocket watch run past. She follows it down a rabbit hole when suddenly she falls a long way to a curious hall with many locked doors of all ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 1,176 Pages (25,182 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
Conn Maxwell is designated to travel to Earth from the colony world of Poictesme, a world desperate for regeneration following an intersystem war, to try and identify the location of the super computer Merlin, which many of the colonists believe is hidden somewhere on the planet and which they see as their salvation.
A fate-reading dancer struggles to make her most important vision come true; four outcast shamans are summoned to a green pyramid.
Before Saint's Summit contains two novellas: The Battle Dancer and The Ascenders. An earlier version of each won an honorable mention from the Writers of the Future contest.
Please note: Neither novella fully resolves on its own -- they're meant as lead-ins to The Red Wraith, a historical fantasy set in a magical version of Early America.
Women in Love follows lives of the Brangwen sisters, Ursula a schoolteacher, and Gudrun a painter. They meet two men who live nearby, school inspector Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich, heir to a coal-mine, and the four become friends. Ursula and Birkin begin a romantic friendship, while Gudrun and Gerald eventually begin a love affair. The emotional relationships thus established are given further depth and tension by an intense psychological and physical attraction between Gerald and Rupert. All four are deeply concerned with questions of society, politics, and the relationship between men and women. The novel ranges over the whole of British society before the time of the First World War and eventually concludes in the snows of the Tyrolean Alps.
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Detective & True Crime
Through the Wall (A Novel)
The Northampton Bank Robbery
The Susquehanna Express Robbery
The Pollock Diamond Robbery
The Rock Island Express
The Destruction of the Renos
The American Exchange Bank Robbery
The Mysterious Card
The Mysterious Card Unveiled (Sequel)
Speculative War & Invasion Novels
The Conquest of America: A Romance of Disaster and Victory
Careers of Danger and Daring
Into the Crater of a Volcano
Consider the Moving Staircase
Envy -- A New Poison
Going into Dublin as Charlotte O'Brian had given me the worst case of nerves I'd ever had. The children and I had made an agreement about what Charlotte had offered us.
The first thing I found was that a gorgeous, sophisticated, wealthy man had eyes for the late women whose identity was given to me. David Fitzgerald was out of my league. I knew it, he did not.
It had never occurred to me that my daughter would be in danger of being taken away from me. David was the only person who could help me. My mind tried hard to stay on task, my body wanted the man, leading me to a place I was sure was taking me straight to hell...
I'd had eyes for Charlotte for years, but when she came back into town after she and our niece had survived a shipwreck, I knew I had to make my play for her a lot harder than I had been.
She was different. More caring, and she glowed from within with a radiance she hadn't had before.
All I could think about was getting under her skirt, making her mine, and ...
Lita - Going Home
Farrell Family Saga - Book2
In After the War, Before the Peace - Book 1 the saga of the Farrell Family began. In Lita-Going Home, the Farrell Family has moved on from their days of avenging wartime atrocities and are preparing to relocate to an area near Jackson, Wyoming. Michael Farrell has married Lita Villasenor and they are expecting a baby. Michael has Lita's full support in the move from Mexico to Wyoming, but Michael feels that she needs one last visit to her family before making the move.
Against discouragement from the family, he and his brother, Joe, embark on a journey down into Mexico where moments of both happiness and horror challenge that decision. I hope this family continues to touch your heart and that you'll want to read on to see how the brothers fare as husbands, fathers and ranchers in this rambunctious continuation of the Farrell Family adventures.
What would you do if your own brain decided to play a game against you? Mikko doesn't like it at all. A new breed of imaginary friends has begun to appear in the dream world he is sometimes pulled into and unlike his old imaginary friends they don't admit that they are hallucinations. Mikko can only see one way to end the game; to find a way to prove them wrong.
Despite being part of a series The Odd Game is reasonable self contained, so you should be able to enjoy it even if you haven't read any of the earlier books. It contains three adventures: The Odd Game, The Dark Arts and The Thin Line. The first one begins in January 2058 when Mikko and Sharon goes to Finland to visit Mikko's relatives.
How do you feel about the value of your life being based on the amount of money sitting in your bank?
If we are all inter-connected by money, then why do so few people pay attention to how money works? Fear and denial are perfect for generating debt and that is what the world is run on.
Now imagine, if in the future, one financial institution became so powerful that it could choose to eradicate the present monetary system. Then what happens?
M.O.N.E.Y. is that institution, an institution that chooses absolute self-sufficiency, no debt and reconditions its people into making them the ultimate they can be - an elite force of great minds focused on building the new system - the new M.O.N.E.Y. The thing is for the world to accept their conditions they intend to intentionally throw everyone into complete financial collapse. So what happens when the Brave New World becomes our financial reality?
Beyond the veil of what is perceived to be reality, lies evil forces that are always on the verge of breaking through. Realm Guardians are the gatekeepers of the living, keeping darkness from overtaking the world. Talia Campbell, is a lost soul, who soon discovers that her actions may have some severe consequences. Suddenly thrust into this new unseen, and unknown world she must now learn how to navigate through it. Yet, she never thought that love would be something that she would find. Can Talia overcome her insecurities, and embrace her destiny?
Asher Bradshaw is the one who makes Talia's heart race. He is a warrior, a Guardian... but will he allow for himself to love? Can he overcome his own pride, and the barriers that are keeping him from being with Talia? He fears that he cannot keep those who are closest to him safe. He is their captain, their leader. Along with the other Realm Guardians, his team must be able to protect the world from a rising new threat... the Archers of ...
Wenlock Whispers is the 3rd book in the Wenlock series. It is not a trilogy but there are links between the three books.
Edmund is sitting with his back against a tree. He does this a lot, especially towards the end of the day, when his chores have all been done. He has a feeling inside him that something is about to happen. He isn't wrong about that, but when it does; it still catches him slightly unawares and makes him jump.
'Fighters will come. You must not be there when they do.'
He hears the soft voice next to his ear saying this, but he knows from experience that when he turns, there will be no one there. There isn't! But that doesn't mean he ignores what the whisperer has said to him. To do so would be endangering his life and the lives of those around him.
Elizabeth is the whisperer. She lost her life trying to get her family to escape an impending disaster. They wouldn't listen until it was too late. Some survived, but Elizabeth and her father did not. Now she returns from ...
Doña Perfecta is set in 19th century Spain, when a young liberal named Don José (Pepe) Rey, arrives in a cathedral city named Orbajosa, with the intention of marrying his cousin Rosario. This was a marriage of convenience arranged between Pepe's father Juan and Juan's sister, Perfecta. Upon getting to know each other, Pepe and Rosario declare their eternal love, but in steps Don Inocencio, the cathedral canon, who meddles and obstructs the marriage as well as the good intentions of Doña Perfecta and her brother Don Juan.
A planet had been seeded for life by humans, first with microbes and later with plants and insects. A third expedition, intended to complete the seeding with animals, never occurred. Over the millennia the insects and plants grew to gigantic sizes. The action of the novel describes the fight for survival by descendants of a crashed spaceship as they battle wolf-sized ants, flies the size of chickens, and gigantic flying wasps. Interestingly, this novel is a combination of three different science-fiction tales "The Mad Planet", "The Red Dust" and "Nightmare Planet" which were heavily revised by Murray Leinster to form a coherent story. This edition thus brings to you both the versions of this famous sci-fi story in one convenient edition for your ultimate pleasure!
The Forgotten Planet
The Mad Planet
The Red Dust
Murder most terrifyingly cruel...
It is not just revenge he wants. It's much more. Cruelty and death is the only weapon that will give him the satisfaction he craves.
Even a mother can make a mistake...
A mistake that will ruin a life. A mistake that will not be made again...
Another mistake cannot be made...
A series of gruesome murders, in which the victims are frightened and mutilated provides a challenging case for Detective Chief Inspector Jenny Trent. As the body count rises, the press are calling the police clueless. She is his next target. Her Boss wants her off the case but is persuaded to give her just one more week.
Only one thing connects the murders... A peach
Tears of an Angel is Book #4 in the Angel Jack Series, a set of standalone Christian fiction romances. The books can be read in any order. PREVIEW: "I don't need an angel. I need a real, live man in my life, not a spirit." With her heart in turmoil and everything else in her life going from bad to worse, what Jana needs most is an understanding friend. What she winds up with is the unexpected appearance of an angel named Jack, who insists he has come to be that friend. How could an angel possibly know her true feelings, she boldly asked him, when he was a spirit and had never felt heartache himself? Jack watched as Jana walked slowly toward the door, then disappeared inside. Something was troubling him and he didn't know what to do about it. Ever since their last conversation, he hadn't been able to forget what she'd said to him. "You have no idea what it's like here on earth, do you? You get one blow after another when you live here. You've never experienced it yourself, having to ...
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Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
Sylvie and Bruno
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
A Tangled Tale
Bruno's Revenge and Other Stories:
The Legend of Scotland
The Ladye's History
Novelty and Romancement
A Photographer's Day Out
The Walking Stick of Destiny
Wilhelm von Schmitz
What the Tortoise Said to Achilles
Brother and Sister
Rules and Regulations
As It Fell upon a Day
Ye Fattale Cheyse
Lays of Sorrow
The Two Brothers
The Lady of the Ladle
She's All my Fancy Painted Him
Lays of Mystery, Imagination, and Humour
The Mock Turtle's Song
Upon the Lonely Moor
Puzzles from Wonderland
Prologues to Plays
Rhyme? And Reason?
College Rhymes and Notes by ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 1,769 Pages (32,722 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
Burnt out after years of working violent cases in East Harlem, Detective Neil Jericho transfers to peaceful East Hampton. But after the mysterious disappearance of a wealthy real estate developer, Jericho is caught in a web of intrigue and lies centering around Susannah Cascadden, the missing man's beautiful wife.
"Marks provides his intriguing principal characters with solid backgrounds without lingering too long on irrelevant minutiae, and he puts the central mystery front and center from the start. The relationship between Jericho and
Susannah gives the book a good, romantic spark. The whodunit initially seems straightforward, but it offers surprise twists that add further dimension to the characters.
A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters." -- Kirkus reviews
Is Susannah a calculating black widow or an innocent victim? Jericho better find out fast or the Hamptons just might be the death of him.
In a parallel universe, on the other side of the sun from the Earth, is planet Tarth, where the great wars are fought between its inhabitants. The great explosion on the planet Tharth causes one Thartian to get transported on Earth with no recollection of his past and a total unawareness of who he is and where did he get.
From princess to slave.
Keila never wanted to be a princess, bound by tradition to marry the Emperor In-waiting. Apparently she isn't the only one who doesn't want the unification between her and the Emperor to take place. Before she can join with the Emperor in the Unification Ceremony, she is kidnapped and taken to Treggar Space Station to be sold as a sex slave. There is no one to save her from this fate; no one she can trust.
From servant to master.
Kloro has always loved Keila, ever since his youth when he served the royal family as the princess's personal guard. He hasn't seen her in years since his banishment from Magon-Wrea, but she is always in his thoughts. He's shocked to find her up for auction as slave to the highest bidder. He knows he has to intervene and restore her to the royal family. Even though she fights him and demands to be free, he is bound by sacred vow to return her.
Can Keila convince the Dark Marauder that she is worthy to be his sex slave, if not his ...
BOOK FIFTEEN in the series: These six shorter stories feature the loveable, septuagenarian, Detective Raymond Masters and run the gambit from confounding codes, diabolical darts, eerie gargoyles, and the reclusive, recluse spider. They present a wide range of characters, plots, and gadgetry. Each one emerges from a unique setting and presenting circumstances.