Lawless and political thugs are pushing poison on the street and corrupting City Hall. But a new force emerges when four close, quirky friends step up to save their city, proving that the whole can be far greater than the sum of its parts.
Investigative reporters have been chasing down countless conspiracy theories. When they join forces with our superheroes, the united team closes in on the exploding chaos.
THE LGBT SUPERHEROES! BOOK I is written to read like a fun, farcical movie on the page - full of action, drama, romance, humor, endearing main characters, a cool supporting cast, and engaging story lines. Diversity, acceptance and prejudice weave threads throughout, and the reader is taken on an exhilarating ride.
This cozy action-adventure is written for an accepting audience by an LGBT ally.
You have permission to feel good. Own THE LGBT SUPERHEROES! BOOK I today!
Everyone deserves their very own superheroes.
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Hold your flying horses!
Barnabas Tew and Wilfred Colby are back, and, once again, they're in a bit of a pickle.
Barnabas and Wilfred, two earnest but bumbling Victorian detectives, travel through the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology, trying to stave off the impending end of the world - an event which the locals call Ragnarok. This time, however, the intrepid twosome has some help: a brave Viking seer named Brynhild and her flying horse.
Can the two plucky detectives and the fearsome Brynhild outwit those who would bring about Ragnarok? Will they survive the harsh conditions and terrifying creatures of the Norse afterlife?
Will they save the world... again?
Read the whole series:
Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Missing Scarab
Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Nine Worlds
Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Cursed Serpent
Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Enlightened Cow
Our world is in peril. What if a piece of music could save it?
The Samudran monks of Nepal use their superhuman mental and physical talents to protect and nurture the Earth through continuous meditation. When disease kills all the elders, the meditation is weakened and Rinzen is elected to go on a quest for help. Failure will mean disaster for our planet. But Rinzen knows little of the world outside the monastery... and military special forces are in hot pursuit.
A world away in London, Clara Martinelli dreams that her mother will die unless she plays her concert harp non-stop. If she heeds this omen, and attaches herself to the harp even when she is sleeping, she will become confined to her Shoreditch apartment. But if she ignores it, her mother may die in the ghastly manner foretold in the dream.
In a world facing climate change and environmental destruction, this magical realism novel combines an epic adventure with a tender love story, a spiritual journey with the search for ...
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Racial division, lab made viruses, manufactured crises, media manipulation and economic collapse are all tools the Illuminati have used to bring us to where we are. As America stands on the brink, the Illuminati look to push her over the edge and reign in the New World Order.
Guided by some unknown force, former FBI agent Nathan Turner and his team of rebels try desperately to wake up a sleeping populace, brainwashed through deception and lies. Nathan's seemingly impossible task is made even harder as The Illuminati's leader unleashes his deadly shadow. A merciless assassin with unmatched skill Deshad battles his own demons as he executes his master's will.
Join Nathan and his fight against the New World Order? Read Nathan's words, listen to his guidance and save our world before it's too late! Are you ready to Think For Yourself?
Buy this novel and find out.
Is the island paradise?
Or does a nightmare lurk beneath the surface?
When a mysterious island appears off the coast of San Francisco, two intrepid academics risk everything to discover its secrets. Catilen Taylor has struggled all her life with the ability to sense others' emotions. Damian Cooke studies an ancient art he calls 'magic.'
The island boasts an idyllic retreat, ruled by the enigmatic Sentomoru, who invites them to share the wonders of his bathhouse. But as the travelers strive to unravel the island's secrets, Catilen senses danger stalking their steps.
Neither Catilen nor Damian know how long the island will remain on Earth. If they can't solve its riddles quickly, they may be trapped wherever it goes when it vanishes.
The Mystical Island Trilogy features a world of whimsical adventure in the vein of Spirited Away but crafted for adult readers. Follow the mystical island on its journey through the cosmos; grab your copy today!
This is the third book of 12, in a long series of steampunk adventure books. Set in a magical fantasy version of the Victorian era, the Clockwork Twist series follows an unassuming and introverted clockmaker from London, named Twist. When a clockwork princess needs his help, Twist finds himself on an adventure around the world surrounded by airship pirates, secret societies, treasure hunters, vampires, magical kitsune, a genie or two, and occasionally a beautiful magician. Are you all caught up on the series?
Continue the journey in Book Three: Dreamer!
After an airship crash, Twist and his friends are rescued by a cloud-borne tribe of Native-Americans only to find themselves quickly caught up in an evil Cypher plot. While fighting for freedom, unsettling questions arise about Twist and Jonas.
In this exciting third installment of the Clockwork Twist series, Twist and his companions continue to travel the globe, from San Francisco to Cuba, and to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. ...
Two women, three hundred years apart, must face the devastation of all they hold dear...
Suspecting her husband is having an affair, Sarah Rodrigues fights to appear unbroken while attempting to salvage her family. Though distracted by her own troubles, Sarah is summoned to an elderly friend's deathbed for an unusual request -- find a long-lost daughter and relay a centuries-old family story.
Determined not to fail her friend, Sarah pieces together the story of her neighbor's ancestor, Elizabeth Baker, a young colonist forced into an unwanted betrothal but drawn to a man forbidden by society.
While Sarah's family teeters on the edge of collapse, her world is further shaken by the interest of a caring doctor and a terrible accident that threatens a life more precious than her own.
Inspired by the unconditional love she uncovers in Elizabeth's story, Sarah strives to forgive those who've wounded her soul. But when light shines on the dark secrets of her neighbor's past and the full ...
The Jungle portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. The book depicts working-class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. The primary purpose of the novel in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United States. The main character in the book, Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant, tries to make ends meet in Chicago. The book begins with his wife Ona and his wedding feast. He and his family live near the stockyards and meatpacking district where many immigrants, who do not know much English, work. He takes a job at Brown's slaughterhouse. Jurgis had thought the US would offer more freedom, but he finds working-conditions harsh. He and his young wife struggle to survive as they fall deeply into debt and become prey to con men. Hoping to buy a house, they ...
Genre: Political Length: 377 Pages (2,407 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
-- USA TODAY BESTSELLER --
THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS TO DIE in the Grand Canyon.
Forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws investigate one way: trouble on the canyon's Colorado River. Stranded raft. Life vests unused. Rafters missing.
The only clue to the fate of the rafters is a bag of pebbles caught in the bowline. Following that clue, the geologists uncover a hellish scheme. Not only are the rafters in peril, but the river itself is under attack.
The race to stop it takes Cassie and Walter deep into the canyon, and onto the mighty river, putting their own survival at stake.
-- All books in the series are standalone novels and can be enjoyed in any order.
Imprisoned from childhood. Forced to hunt his own kind.
Taught from a young age that his arcane powers were a mark of the demon inside of him, Garrett was given a choice: submit to the Sanctum and earn his redemption by hunting others like him... Or refuse and die.
The bright side? He probably won't live long enough to grow old with his regrets, anyway. But when he's forced to take a pretty new recruit out for her first day on the job, his terminal career plans go sideways fast.
Now, confronted with a startling conspiracy to end the war on demons once and for all, Garrett finds himself staring down one final choice -- between the sanctity of his own spirit... and the lives of the entire planet.
With great power, comes a great big pain in the ass.
Grab your copy of FALLEN today for a riveting thrill-ride through the dark underworld of Enochia...
For fans of Nightmare on Elm Street and the 1989 classic Heathers comes Dead by Morning, a supernatural thriller that combines the angst of a high school drama and the gore of a nightmarish slasher.
"He was real, and he was a monster."
Obsession is deadly.
No one learns that better than Luna Ketz, a pessimistic high school senior. Caught between the intentions of her stern father and business-minded mother, boys are the last thing on Luna's mind, but this fact doesn't detour mysterious bad boy Chance Welfrey from trying to gain her affection. Luna doesn't think twice about him until girls at their high school begin to disappear. Girls who tended to hurt her.
Girls she wished would disappear.
When she receives a call from a long-lost friend, normalcy goes out the window as she's plunged into the paranormal. There's a world beneath the surface of the unconscious mind, and the killer knows how to navigate it. Luna is in danger and although she can avoid the killer in reality, ...
Begin the grand adventure, and uncover a world where nothing is as it seems.
Three thousand years ago, the goddess Eden and the invader Belial waged a war that brought the world of Eden to its knees. Eden triumphed, but only just. The vestiges of Belial remain, leaving an army of beasts twisted and corrupted by his dark power, and the nation of Temenos, home of the Mitera, is gone forever.
When Shaide Darkmoon, one of the last Mitera, loses his parents to the legacy of Belial, he is forced to leave his only friend behind and train to stand against the corruption.
All he wants to do is survive, but through a twist of fate, he and his friends will come to wield powers of unimaginable strength.
This power will be needed like never before, for a darkness is rising in Temenos, and it will not stop until its corruption has spread to every corner of Eden.
Learn about Eden alongside our heroes, and enjoy an epic story from the mind of Alexander Guinn.Available now on Amazon.com !
This novel features the character of David Copperfield, and is written by Charles Dickens in the first person. Dickens wrote this book as a description of Copperfield's life until middle age, with all the adventures and the numerous friends and enemies Copperfield met along his way. It is his journey of change and growth from infancy to maturity, as people enter and leave his life and he passes through the stages of his development.
Love him at his worst... was the slogan that most women went by, but what happens when the tables are turned and Cupid shoots the MAN in the heart. Powerful and Passive Malachi Morgan finds his hands full and his heart thumping erraticely for a certain someone but Jade Williams doesn't feel the same, in fact she refuses to acknowledge his presence in her life, and oh boy is it a powerful presence. Malachi Morgan is that man..the man that everyone has to love because he's so charming. But not Jade Williams, she could care less what he has and where he comes from. Jade Williams is battling demons that she can't cast no matter how hard she tries. Sunken in depression and drowned in her own misery, Jade lives a pitiful life and she has grown to accept it. Blaming her past on her future, Jade is stagnant. But, Malachi Morgan is the opposite, in fact his life is just starting. Retiring from The Underworld at the age of twenty-five is considered an accomplishment in the streets and he is ...
An empty seat and a love that can withstand the trials of fate...
When Raquelita Muro takes the empty seat on the bus to avoid sitting beside her mother, she doesn't expect to find the love of her life. But as the hours pass by on the journey from Texas to Florida, Raquelita knows that Matthew Buchanan is the one for her.
Except fate, the US Military, and an interfering mother stand between the young lovers and their destiny.
Exchanging letters in secret is their only hope as Matthew ships off to Vietnam and Raquelita and her family make a new life for themselves in Florida. And when tragedy strikes they will each be brought to the edge of what they can survive.
The course of true love never did run smooth, but will Matthew and Raquelita find each other again when half a world and an ocean of pain stand between them?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 384 Pages (4,668 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
"A beautifully portrayed work of fiction! Evocative and thought-provoking. Highly recommended!"
Oggi Tomic BAFTA Award-Winning Filmmaker & Director
As the Bulgarian struggle for freedom from the crumbling Ottoman Empire reaches its climax a young soldier named Serafim receives some mystical prayer beads from his father figure. He is entrusted with the task of searching for a special craftsman to engrave them, while ensuring their continued safekeeping. The mythical Broenitsa, which are imbued with the power of Bulgaria's glorious past, are coveted by many and protected by few.
As the fate of the beads shifts to present day three Englishmen become unwitting guardians of the sacred artefact. The recipients are out of their depths but take it all in their stride as they encounter the Bulgarian Mafia, an idiot freedom fighter named Lucho, whirling dervishes and a whole host of beguiling characters on a journey into the unknown.
Indiana Jones meets Trainspotting, meets something quite ...
"Julie Kenner's Demon Hunting Soccer Mom is one of the high water marks in urban fantasy. Kicking evil's ass is just another thing on Kate Connor's to-do list, but she'll manage it with wit and wisdom, and then drive home in her minivan. This series may be more fun than we deserve!" -- Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of ARARAT and RED HANDS
"This book, as crammed with events as any suburban mom's calendar, shows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret. It's a hoot." -- Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author
Kate Connor is your average, everyday mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret... she used to be a Demon Hunter.
Now retired, she's more interested in the domestic than the demonic. So when she catches sight of a demon in WalMart, she tells herself it's some other Hunter's problem. But when that demon attacks her in her kitchen, retirement is no longer an option.
Now Kate has to kick a little demon ...
The third book in the Vernetta Henderson series!
A high-profile lawsuit erupts into chaos, revealing its place in a larger spree of violence in this scandalous tale of lust, lies, and vengeance. A brazen gunman is targeting prominent African American men on the streets of Los Angeles, and police are completely baffled. At the same time, savvy big-firm attorney Vernetta Henderson and her outrageous sidekick, Special, lead the charge for revenge against a man whose deceit caused his fianceé's death. For Special, hauling the man into court and suing him for wrongful death just isn't good enough. While she exacts her own brand of justice, a shocking revelation connects the contentious lawsuit and the puzzling murders.
Opening the door to her farmhouse after hunting for dinner, Emeline Huntley finds the one thing she never expected in their quiet countryside- her entire family murdered.
In Victorian London, plans have been put into motion to create the ultimate weapons. William Rathbone and his group of scientists have managed to isolate the strengths of three creatures that have lived under society's nose for centuries. Armed with his new tonic, Rathbone heeds to a prophesy that a certain group of children born, will be able to transform into this new breed of humans.
Controlled by clockwork collars with hidden blades sharp enough to cut through bone, The Abiding must follow their new master and his vindictive desires, or pay with their own lives.
While one other prisoner seeks to only protect her, another will stop at nothing to prove to Emeline that she must join him, if they are ever to leave the grasp of their creator. Now Emeline must decide whether she can see through her master's plan of ...
If you like the novels of Joanna Trollope and Elizabeth Jane Howard then you'll love this wonderful novel of secrets, lies and embroidery: 5* reviewer
It's never too late to find out who you really are...
When Gus Albourne inherits Aunt Augusta's cottage in the Sussex village of Hangburton, he finds himself with more than a property on his hands.
Why did Augusta make Gus, her adoptive nephew, her sole beneficiary, while his late brother, Robert, the natural son, was left out of the will? Robert's widow, Elspeth, and disabled daughter, Jenny, are far more deserving than Gus, but when he tries to share the legacy with Elspeth, she refuses, hinting at a long-ago family feud involving Augusta.
It's a mystery, one which Gus must solve in order to make amends for his aunt's unfairness and help Elspeth. But an unexpected find in the cottage brings a new twist, leading him to the questionable story of his birth mother, Catherine.
With his own history fast unravelling before his eyes, the ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 303 Pages (1,850 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
When twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout summer camp, she never returned home.
Three months later, her body is found inside her sleeping bag in the most frequented area of Cocoa Beach, and the town is outraged.
The girl isn't just any child. She's the town's most beloved surf idol, and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater.
As another child, the son of a well-known senator is kidnapped, and the parents receive a disturbing video, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas -- who has just returned to her hometown, divorced and out of a job -- plunges into the investigation, breaking her promise to her children not to do police work again.
Local law enforcement, with her old flame Matt Miller in charge, are the ones who ask for her help in a case so unsettling that only she can solve it. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier it becomes for Matt and Eva Rae. Soon, everyone she holds dear is in grave danger as this case hits a little too close to home.
A heartbreaking story of a young girl's fight for survival in a world full of betrayal, hate, and murder...
All her life, twelve-year-old Mud has been told the Devil would be coming for her. With only her schizophrenic mother to protect her, Mud must learn to survive in the swamps of Louisiana by any means necessary.
Even if she must take a life to do it.
But then her mother is murdered in front of her...
Suddenly alone in the world, Mud takes to the streets, stealing what's required to stay alive. She knows that evil is coming, and she trusts no one. Until a chance meeting with Grace Holloway changes everything. Grace seems kind and generous, taking Mud in when no one else would. But Grace's life is also filled with secrets -- dark secrets that could very well destroy them both...
Against the backdrop of a chaotic world three young men seek answers. The voice from the spinneret and the teaching of their Imams fill their minds with Jihad (struggle). But not all Jihad finds its way onto the evening news. The Blue door is a spiritual journey winding its way through the streets of a Middle Eastern souk and trying to find its place in the world.
Yusuf, Omar, and Bassar find themselves caught up in a world of excitement and confusion, and each follow a different path. "Three Jihads," the Imam said, "Wage the war in your heart, let it shape your culture, and when necessary let it wage against the kafir." Yet, the Blue door calls them to step beyond what they know to follow a more difficult path, a path that will lead their Jihad to a whole new level.
Painter Mann is dead... and he's in trouble.
As the world's only ghost private investigator, Painter has sworn to help the murder victims stuck in the InBetween by solving their cases so that they can pass into the next realm.
But as he hunts down a serial killer on a cross-country murder frenzy, he discovers an army of the dead is preparing to wage war on the living.
Only one thing stands in their way: a small-time ghost PI named Painter Mann.
"Dick Wybrow is the perfect fix for Dean Koontz fans looking for a new obsession."-- James, GoodReads 5-star review
"This story is mind boggling. It takes a genius (or madman) to think this stuff up. A true page turner. Can't wait to read his next story. Believe me, you will love this book."-- V. Torres, Amazon 5-star review
Winner of 14 Awards
His pen and his sword are both mighty. When he loses his inspiration, he'll drench the town in blood to get it back.
Hugely successful horror author Jack Court has a chilling secret. When he's not writing bestsellers, he murders the innocent to satisfy the twisted whims of a symbiotic creature who lives within him. But after a sheriff out for justice chases him into the path of an oncoming car, the beast escapes the writer's injured body in search of another host...
Harry Godwine's words have never supported his family the way he knows they deserve. Just when he's given up hope, he suddenly receives inspiration from something new inside of him. Harry's unexpected success may just mean a new life for the ones he loves, as long as he can ignore the unfamiliar internal voice and the endless dreams of blood...
Without the symbiont to maintain his vitality, Jack becomes something different. Something not quite human. Something that's willing to kill anyone in ...
If you enjoy thrilling historical novels with a time-travel twist, and you're fascinated by the drama of the Underground Railroad, you'll love IT HAPPENED ON FIFTH STREET: a tale of forgotten heroes.
1837. America. Alf. A hidden letter. Family secrets he's determined to uncover.
2015. New Zealand. Abi. A forgotten tin trunk, a mystery, and a magical old coin.
Alf and Abi, thrown together across the centuries, pool their knowledge. It takes ages, but at last - a breakthrough. They crack the code and Alf demands to be included. He's sworn to silence, for lives and livelihoods are in grave danger.
And then, things go bad. Very bad.
Cincinnati in the 1830s and 40s was a violent place - enemies, riots, persecution of blacks and abolitionists - in this dramatic story you've got it all!
It Happened on Fifth Street is the first in the Freedom Series. Based on new research and a vivid mix of fact and fiction, it brings back to life a forgotten story about real people and real events. ...
She must learn the secrets of the Hebrew letters, her blessing or her curse?
Girona, Catalunya. 1491.
When nineteen-year-old Maya Bonafeu unknowingly wields unnatural powers towards Count Villalobos's son, the Count banishes Maya and her mother from his estate. Her mother knows these strange abilities must be harnessed and she takes Maya to Girona to study with her brother, Asach. He is the only person who can possibly teach the family legacy, how to use the magical powers of the Hebrew letters. Asach begrudgingly agrees--already knowing only the male lineage is endowed with this gift... until now.
Maya meets charismatic Rafael Ceti, a gifted interpreter who acts as a liaison between the powerful Spanish Inquisitor and the Gironian city officials. Rafael is a converso -- a Jew that has converted to Catholicism, who must straddle two worlds during this perilous time. Together, Maya and Rafael form a bond that will take them through the political maze of the Inquisition,the ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 379 Pages (1,248 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
The Last Train To Berlin tells the story of a family whose roots date to the time of Charlemagne.
It tells of the family's
• struggles with the Vikings
• quest for land in a far-away place
• near-encounter with Napoleon during the course of le Grande Armee's invasion of Russia
• members' service in the Great War and, finally, the book tells, in detail of
• the family's dangerous tribulations during World War II.
Rife with historically accurate detail, the book examines the two major forces that swept across the European landscape:
• ---the 1939 German invasion, annexation, and occupation of Poland with its stultifying and numbing oppression and then
• ---the horrific 1945 counter-sweep by the vengeful Russian Red Army.
The book has received solid 5-Star reviews.
He's laundering Iran's illegal oil money while betraying their nuclear secrets to the Americans AND the Russians. That's triple agent espionage; tricky. He's the MINGRELIAN; code name for the CIA's most important spy. And he's in trouble.
When the CIA station chief in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia blows her cover, Air Force Capt. Boyd Chailland goes undercover flying the diplomatic mail route through Central Asia to re-establish contact with the MINGRELIAN. Espionage quickly becomes an action packed adventure that spreads from the Snow capped Caucasus Mountains to the Persian Gulf and Iran's nuclear coming out party.
"Ms. Harms and Ms. Moose have done an exceptional job of co-authoring a book that flowed smoothly and effortlessly and at no point could I tell who wrote which chapter." -My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
"Heart-wrenching, intense, smoldering, amazing, and beautiful. This book was so perfect." -Bookalicious Babes Blog
A point in time, an unexpected event, changes everything.
Reagan's life was about to begin. A recent college graduate with her career about to launch, she was living in Boston with her best friends. She had everything she worked hard for until one man took it all away, leaving her feeling empty and desolate.
After spending a few years alone, Reagan finally moves to Chicago with her best friend, Aimee, and vows to put her past behind her. When Reagan lands a job at Powers Financial, she never expects to find the one person that would give her back the girl she left behind years ago.
Drew Powers loves being the powerful CFO of a successful corporation and raising his son, ...
When Ryan and Tessa Monroe perish in their home's blazing inferno their three sons, long estranged from each other, return to Tucson for the funeral. Differences continue to divide them until two spent bullets, revealed in the hand of the undertaker, brings them to the shocking realization that their parents were murdered and the fire set to cover it.
While the brothers search for who would murder two beloved, elderly store owners, a long-buried history emerges painting a picture of a past they never knew existed; a past that boils down to one man and his obsession for revenge.
During their hunt for the murderer, the brothers come to realize that blood is thicker than the petty differences that have divided their past as the quest for the justice owed their parents rebuilds the bonds between them.
Figuring out your future isn't easy. But having everything lined up exactly the way you want, only to have it turned upside down in an instant, spells disaster.
Bree Acosta has her life under control, and she's finally on the right path... until a night in Vegas changes everything.
It only takes one dance. One innocent touch that isn't supposed to lead to a mind-blowing kiss... but it does. Now Bree finds herself questioning every decision she's ever made.
Stuck between what she was convinced would be her future, and what she once thought was her past, Bree needs to figure out where her heart is... and fast.
But while she struggles to choose -- her options diminishing by the hour, the stakes increasing by the minute -- she's completely unaware that danger lurks around the corner, and it's waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
"MINDBLOWING FANTASY THRILLER! Your ideas about reality will never be the same." - A.C. Crispin - New York Times Bestselling author of the STARBRIDGE series, numerous STAR WARS and STAR TREK titles, and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: The Price of Freedom.
In a family with a long line of "witchers," Ethan West exhibits the ability to see across time and space at an early age. Punished mercilessly by his mother to suppress his power, Ethan grows to adulthood in the present-day Maryland countryside learning to hide his gifts, only exercising them to make a modest living. He achieves brief happiness by marrying the love of his life, but normalcy doesn't last long. In a thunderstorm, Ethan's wife, Bethany, is vaporized by a freak lightning strike. Like a whisper in the wind, he hears Beth's thoughts and knows she still exists somewhere, somewhen.
If he can see across time, why can't he inhabit one of those times? Ethan takes on a quest that will shatter his understanding of reality and ...
Pirates, puzzles, and plunder combine as Blackbeard becomes the scourge of the seas in this story like "Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones!" - James (Amazon.co.uk)
What would you do for your Freedom?
Would you steal?
For Edward Thatch, there's no questioning the depths he will go for his Freedom.
"Kept me turning page after page to see what was going to happen."
- Teressa J Betts
Edward didn't know he had bought a former pirate ship, and when the marine captain Isaac Smith threatened to take it, and his freedom, away he takes matters into his own hands.
Edwards action sends him, and his best friend Henry Morgan, running from the law on an adventure across the historical Caribbean & Latin America. The two will have to fight not only to stay alive, but to stay free during the so-called "Golden Age" of piracy.
And as Edward learns more about the pirate who owned the ship before them, and the surprises he left behind, the more he learns about the threat it ...
Evil comes in many forms, and it isn't always in the devil you can't see.
Olivia O'Reilly leaves Charleston and her career as an investigative journalist behind. She finds refuge in the small town of Pine Hill, Georgia, where no one knows who she is or the mistakes she's made. She needs anonymity as much as peace and quiet.
However, when unusual things begin occurring in the sleepy community of Pine Hill, Olivia's innate curiosity draws her back into dangerous habits.
The old Hadley Mansion, a vacant and dilapidated eyesore, is purchased by a company called A Vital Force. This seems like a good thing. But during an uninvited visit to the house, Olivia makes a sinister discovery that sends a chill down her spine.
A suspicious gas explosion kills and injures dozens of citizens. The survival of one victim is being kept a well-guarded secret. Why?
Olivia knows she must discover the truth about what's happening in this small town she now calls home... whatever the cost.
Occupational Hazards is an omnibus of acclaimed novelettes from the "Return to the Dirt" and "Just Speculating" collections, and new, exclusive stories only available in this book.
The stories exemplify the unsavory side of our everyday existence. Existentialism, absurdism, and outlandish humor merge with ordinary, workaday life for a unique and hilarious perspective of the human experience.
Occupational Hazards is an unflinching ride through the absurdity of it all. Not recommended for the faint of heart or easily offended. But if meaty stories are what you're after...
I hope you're hungry.
"In time-honoured fashion, these taut tales of work and death employ humour to highlight the worst aspects of human behaviour. They're sharp, savage slices of smartly observed social satire, with humour so bleak it raises blisters."
-- murdermayhemandmore.com (on Return to the Dirt)
"True to the Sturtevant style, each tale offers a penetrating view into humanity, opening the doors that ...
It starts with balsam-scented forests, paddling a quiet stream or hiking a high peak... it's an Adirondack state of mind.
But not so for Ellen McCauley Rienz, armed with a summer checklist, she has a wedding to plan and all 46 Adirondack High Peaks to hike... by Labor Day.
Unfortunately, life has a way of interfering with even the best of plans. Something strange is going on at Camp, threatening letters, uninvited neighbors showing up at the most inconvenient times and ghostly apparitions. Add a few mysterious trespassers camping on the lake with glow-in-the dark hula-hoops and summer holds more surprises then Ellen anticipated. When her husband, Vic returns from an extended work trip... different, very different, Ellen is perplexed.
Undaunted by the troublesome irritations, she forges on and learns hiking the High Peaks, while rewarding... is really hard. And sometimes resentments, forgotten and thought long buried have a way of resurrecting themselves.
Award winning author, ...
In 2067, Cathy Fisher, a shy college student, receives an unusual homework assignment: Explain why two earthquakes would occur forty-two minutes apart in both China and Chile. Cathy is unaware that her professor Arnold Spark, is using her insightful answers to save the world.
Spark enlists the help of Soona, a lonely lunar robot who must escape her cruel human captors to search for answers on the comet Charybdis.
After a desperate attempt to rescue his team from a lava engulfed volcanic power generator, Spark, wonders if his design is to blame for the catastrophe. Hunted by a mysterious unseen enemy, Spark searches the globe for the apocalyptic truth.
Set in a 2067 utopia with a hidden dark side, The Spark Anomaly provides a unique juxtaposition of a thrilling sci-fi adventure with the drama of college life.
The Spark Anomaly is an action filled SciFi adventure with engineering based future technologies and plausible advances in modern physics.
"... Indiana Jones [style] solid ...
What to do when your crush turns out to be a monster (and other such problems).
Just when correctional nurse October Grace has a handle on her stressful job and taking care of her mentally ill mother, a shifter king and a potential vampire mate plunge her into a foreign land that's on the brink of starvation. Now, with a ticking clock and a target on her back, October takes up the mantle of becoming one of the rare Omens who can bring hope to a dying world.
Mason and Von remain by her side to shield the national treasure while she sacrifices herself to reap the souls that will feed the nations of Terraway. As the death toll rises daily, October finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat world where fairytale creatures run wild... and every day is a new bloody battle.
If you love Bella Forrest, Cassandra Clare, and falling in love with the bad boy, you'll devour the "Terraway" series by Mary E. Twomey.
"Taste" is book one in a 9-part reverse harem reaper romance series written by ...
They killed her family to draw her out. Now, she wants revenge, and nothing will stop her from getting it.
Trained by the Indian Army and honed by years in the field as India's 'tip-of-the-spear' in the war against terror, Agent Myla takes on the might of the greatest threat Indian society as ever faced.
It is 733 AD in Anglo-Saxon Britain - a time of warriors, war and religious extremes.
Begiloc, a young freedman from Wimborne, is a man of action. But his world turns upside down when the young Briton and his best friend Meryn are ordered away to protect English missionaries in Germany.
For a man accustomed to brutality, Begiloc has a soft spot for the purple-tinged mountains, waterfalls, lakes, animals, trees and flowers - beginning to muse whether they, rather than Man, do not better embody the essence of God.
Mission follows mission across the continent, and Begiloc is driven ever further from his loved ones. His ultimate foe is the corrupt and cruel Bishop of Rems, Milo.
Will Begiloc ever be free from his obligations to the Church, and reunited with those whom he has been so long separated?
John Broughton's The Purple Thread is a historical thrill-ride across 8th century Europe, which also rings some very contemporary bells, and a tale of a man's psychological battle to ...
A young woman trapped in darkness faces a choice--a chance for love or the freedom of light?
Stella lives in Noctum, land of eternal night. In Noctum, the stars shine so bright it feels like you can pluck them from the sky, festivals are held for each special moon, and the Northern Lights are worshipped every wintertide. But the darkness hides many sins. Draven, Noctum's ruthless immortal king, rules behind the protective walls of Caligo. While, outside in Darkwood, Stella and the other forest dwellers live in terror of foul creatures called the Shade.
Life in Darkwood is brutal and brief. When her brother, a soldier in the Shadow Guard, is killed, Stella's hope wanes as the dangers that surround her close in. But stars shine brightest in the deepest dark, and when she witnesses one falling into the black heart of Darkwood, hope arrives in the unlikeliest manner. A stranger named Luc appears speaking of strange, impossible things -- of a golden disc called the sun, of lands drenched ...
"The Beauty Doctor is a compelling historical novel steeped in mystery with strong elements of a medical thriller."--READERS' FAVORITE Book Reviews, 5-stars
"An interesting plot and insight into the practice of medicine in the early twentieth century... It kept me reading and did not disappoint."--HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY Book Reviews
Finalist, 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award, 2017 AZ Literary Awards, and a Medallion Honoree of the Book Readers Appreciation Group
In the spring of 1907, Abigail Platford finds herself unexpectedly adrift in New York City. Penniless and full of self-doubt, she has abandoned her dream of someday attending medical school and becoming a doctor like her late father. Instead, she takes a minor position in the office of Dr. Franklin Rome, hoping at least to maintain contact with the world of medicine that fascinates her. She soon learns that the handsome and sophisticated Dr. Rome is one of a rare new breed of so-called beauty doctors who chisel noses, pin back ...
In the battle between grief and love, only the strongest will survive...
1272 A.D. - Recovering from a great tragedy that had befallen his family, Scott de Wolfe, eldest son of William de Wolfe and Jordan Scott, has become a career knight with no feeling, no compassion. As a premier knight for Henry III, Scott has been tasked with the management of the massive fortress of Castle Canaan after the death of the castle's commander. Although it seems like a simple enough task, little does Scott know that the moment he enters this fortress is the moment his life will change... forever.
Lady Avrielle du Rennic is reeling over the death of her husband and she blames de Wolfe for it. Fed by grief, she lashes out at the big knight who has come to take her husband's place and, eventually, take the fortress. Scott has no patience for the woman in mourning but he stops short of punishing her because she is the mother to three small children. When Scott happens to save one of her children from ...
The Gripping Thriller That Launched The Award-Winning, Bestselling Series!
FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country. The police can't stand watch over every household, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy is in the Mafia. Oh yeah, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.
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The universe has reached the end of its life and has suffered its eventual heat death. But something has gathered all the life-forms that had ever existed and placed them in a lattice-work sphere around the last star. This reality is known to a select few, and the ultimate purpose for their existence is known to fewer still.
The Akarans lived in harmony with their world and the word war did not exist. But something from outside got into their world. Something designed to end all life. When it is discovered that the Akarans are the only thing immune to the pathogen a small group must make their way to the central world before they destroy Akara in an attempt to stop the pathogen and save the rest of the worlds.
Ariella lived in this idyllic world. Her life had fixed stars and happiness was its destination. But she yearned for something more. She yearned for something that would break up her routine. When the truth of her existence became known, she got it. But would she regret it.
Sometimes Trust Can Get You Killed
Retired Marine Special Operator Deep Del Toro watched the newscaster play the video of the woman he loves fighting off the FBI agent and escaping from a murder scene the night before. Now, Lacey's turning herself over to the police. What Deep's practiced eye saw in the video was a highly-choreographed crime. But somehow Lacey had thwarted the professionals' plans.
She is in imminent danger.
Enmeshed in a mystery that includes the FBI, the CIA, and a tangle of interconnected international crimes, Deep and Lacey work to discover who plays the good guy and who plays the bad guy in a gray world where right and wrong easily overlap.
Lives depend on them.
A USA Today Bestselling Novel Download your copy now to join their fight for survival.
In Too Deep is the first book in the Strike Force Series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, a part of this series, or part of the Iniquus World. In Too Deep does not have a cliffhanger ending.
The Apocalypse has come - and it has left the World in ruins...
'A smashing writer who really knows how to weave a tale... ' Booksellers' Choice
Following the terror of the Apocalypse, life in the community of Tugaim, Ireland is simple - but controlled.
Families eke out their meagre livings from the blasted earth, carefully avoiding the forbidden patches of land that still shine with eerie light...
Joanna Grady is happy in this community, and has even met Flynn, whom she loves and hopes to be matched to. They dream of Ancient Ireland, a land of magic, royalty and terrible foes.
But bloodlines are carefully examined, and matches between families are only made to promote healthy breeding - preventing Mutant spawn.
Suddenly, Joanna's father breaks the news that she has been matched to Muldooney, a pig farmer. She is devastated, but can't fight what is happening.
She cannot bear it.
She flees - into the forbidden place, the Glowing Lands. But little does she know that the ...
In Gene Skellig's terrifyingly plausible military techno-thriller, Winter Kill - War With China Has Already Begun, you will be immediately drawn into the strong characters of this richly detailed adventure. As the pace accelerates, you will become wrapped up in the action at the local level. At the same time, your thirst for the economic, geopolitical and military context of the war will be thoroughly satisfied. With unexpected developments and twists, this story will confront you with the daunting challenge of surviving in the Winter Kill world, just as it confronted the people of the Sunshine Coast communities of the Pacific Northwest and numerous strategic locations around the world.
When the Nuclear Extinction War (NEW) begins, it comes as a complete surprise to just about everybody. But for retired military planner, Casey Callaghan, it represents the culmination of the worst case scenario which he had feared was inevitable - and one for which he had made extensive preparations. ...
The Hobbit meets Robin Hood: Men in Tights in this "slight" parody.
Adventure. Excitement. Epik craves those things.
In search of a father he's never known and of magic he's sure he'll exhibit (once the timing is right), the young halfling moves to his local kingdom. There, Epik becomes the apprentice to the first wizard he meets - the only wizard left in the city. And for the first time in his life, the halfling makes friends, most notably with a beautiful half-elf girl named Myra.
As a secret sect meet to plot the king's demise, a family of mountain trolls threatens the city. And Epik sees the opportunity to do something, well, epic.
He must learn magic.
He must save the girl.
And he must protect the kingdom... Before it falls into the wrong hands.
Spot the pop culture references, uncover the realm's mysteries, and chuckle your way through this light-hearted fantasy adventure.
Hero in a Halfling is the first in the Epik Fantasy Series. Perfect for fans of both Discworld and ...
The things that go bump in the night are supposed to be headboards, not monsters.
Leaving my husband was hard. Trying to face the world alone with my teenage daughter is the sort of thing nightmares are made of, but I caught a break. My best friend just hired me for a great job. It's not anything special, simply managing the leasing office of this very fancy and highly exclusive neighborhood, yet the perks mean I get my second chance.
Speaking of perks, my rent-free house is right beside not just one handsome man, but five! Each one is hotter than the last, and all of them seem interested in me. Maybe I can't remember the last date I was on, but if I want to master being a strong woman, then this is a good place to start. It's just dating, right?
Normal life stuff.
Not so much.
Everyone around us has these strange golden eyes. Then there are the questions no one will answer. And who cares if there's a lot of wildlife running around at night? I do, especially when a wolf keeps ...
Being outlaw is in Shea Stevens's blood.
Eight years after getting out of prison, Shea Stevens has her own business building custom motorcycles. But when her niece is kidnapped, Shea launches herself back into the criminal underworld of Arizona's high desert. She's determined to rescue the frightened girl, even if she has to join forces with her father's outlaw biker gang to do it.
But not everything is as it appears. Shea finds herself torn between competing loyalties and forced to confront an ugly truth that nearly destroyed her. To survive, she must follow her own rules, even if it puts her freedom at risk.
In her debut novel, Dharma Kelleher delivers a groundbreaking thriller that is equal parts Sons of Anarchy and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Iron Goddess takes readers on a gritty, high-speed adventure that will keep you turning pages late into the night.
In 1940, Olivia Desantis gives birth to a son through infidelity. Wishing to remain with his wife, Michael forces her to give the child away. Olivia does, and she regrets her decision for the rest of her life. 3 decades later, that child, Alfonso Machetti, has grown to become a captain in the Scarlatti crime family in Cold Harbor City. In just one night, Alfonso's life is turned upside down when the entire Scarlatti family is murdered and he is exiled to a lawless prison by the mayor. While incarcerated, Alfonso loses himself in the depths of his own madness, only to eventually learn of his birth mother. Olivia is dying, and has asked her husband to let her see her son one last time before it's too late. Follow Alfonso Machetti as he regains all that was taken from him and witness the birth of a legacy. How far would you go for family?
Chris Love was born and raised in Chester, SC. Since childhood, he has dreamed of being a writer and now he is. At 35 years old, Chris is ...
Psychologist, Dr. Sylvia Marstens, is making a fresh start. The move from NYU to Silicon Valley is just the ticket to break out of her rut. With a huge boost in salary, beautiful California weather, and complete autonomy at work, her new job is a dream come true.
The world's largest online video sharing service, UVid, has a problem. The Content Moderators hired to review questionable materials are quitting en masse. Some videos are just too disturbing and disgusting to forget. Dr. Marstens, with her unorthodox method of isolating and suppressing traumatic memories, has the perfect solution to solve UVid's expensive turnover troubles. Her controversial technique, long denounced in the halls of academia, is more than welcome in the land of algorithms and code. It is a match made in heaven.
She soon discovers some traumas cut too deep. Sometimes the past comes back. Some horrors will not stay buried. In this terrifying thriller, Dr. Marstens finds even she cannot escape her own dark ...
"Matt Drabble is a name that will one day be as widely recognized as Stephen King & Dean Koontz" - READERS FAVORITE
From the multi award winning & best selling author of the ASYLUM & GATED trilogies.
Hugo Montague was a man of boundless cruelty that lived on beyond his mortal days. The portrait that he commissioned has hung on many walls, but has always overseen tragedy and murder.
The painting was long thought destroyed in a fire, but now there are those desperate to find the portrait if it still exists
Travis Parker was an insurance investigator, but now he is a widower trapped within his own pain and broken promises. When he is approached by the mysterious Telfer Vargas to track down the portrait he reluctantly agrees to one last case.
Charlotte Goode has a long personal history with the painting and will let nothing stand in her way to avenge her family.
The race across Europe to find the painting soon becomes littered with death as dark supernatural forces converge and ...
All it took was four and a half minutes...
'A wise old man once told me that "Hell" as he saw it, wasn't the fire and brimstone of the Old Testament. It was rather the eternal agony of frustration and regret. Frustration for the things that you didn't do when you had the chance and regret for the mistakes you'd made, that once done could never ever be put right.'
It's the mid 1990's and 24 year old Carla Hooper is just embarking on her first murder investigation as a detective constable with the Birmingham CID.
With three victims so far, all young girls, all strangled and their bodies hideously mutilated, Detective Inspector John Havers and his team are all desperately looking for a breakthrough in the case. When a fourth body is discovered however, the investigation takes on a new and more dangerous direction, throwing suspicion on the most trusted members of the community... even members of the team itself.
Tyus Anthony is the fastest man in football. He's also one of the sexiest. He's an advertising icon, his cut body and smoldering eyes on billboards across the country. Women want him. Agents stalk him. Coaches have tried for years to poach him, but what matters to Tyus more than anything is family, and that includes his team. He'd do anything for the Kodiaks. He's willing to forsake everything and everyone for the good of the team.
Until he meets Mila Greene.
Mila is a born party girl. A true American heiress, she's been using her family's money and influence to jet set around the globe since before she could drive. Her life has been one scandal after another for as long as anyone can remember - until last year. Suddenly, without warning or explanation, Mila put the party animal inside her to rest. She's out of the tabloids and attending college, trying to get her life in line, but it's not as easy as it sounds. The moment she meets Tyus, the animal awakes with a growl. Tyus is hot. ...
'When one door closes' is not a phrase Grace wants to hear right now. Her fiancé unexpectedly broke up with her and every place she goes brings back memories. She needs to get away for a little while, so she picks a direction, packs her bags, and heads out on a road trip. Her first stop is a small town in Vermont where she decides to spend a few days learning how to ski.
Her first day on the slopes is a complete disaster, but she meets several wonderfully amusing new friends later in the day. These friends show Grace how laughter and having fun will help her get over her heartache, but that is not all these friends are trying to do. They have discovered their beloved sheriff, Daniel, is crazy about Grace, and they are trying to convince her that love is worth one more try.
All work and no play makes an android a dull toy.
The remnants of human civilization create their own utopia on an alien planet. A brilliant robotic scientist breaks the rules in an attempt to make his impaired son whole. Meshing android and human minds is considered impossible, a societal taboo, and illegal.
Can the sorrow of a father, the challenge of a feat never accomplished, and the promise of normalcy for a son who has never known it motivate a man beyond his ethical boundaries?
What happens when it all goes wrong?
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FBI Agent Louis Freeman's life is out of control. In the middle of a messy divorce, shunned from the Bureau for a personal indiscretion, and a teenage son he doesn't understand, he focuses on his hobby: collecting conspiracy theories.
After an invitation by a colleague to the Kansas City Field Office, with little left for Louis in his hometown, he packs up and heads to the Midwest to start over.
Desperate to dive into work again, Louis is introduced to a severely shaken Federal witness who was found wandering the highway wearing medieval garb and suffering from what appear to be life-threatening sword wounds.
The horrific story the traumatized man tells Louis is of a completely immersive, live action role-playing game where guests pay to live in authentic feudal times. Described as spanning hundreds of square miles and containing real castles, real kings, and mysterious boundaries, he also tells of a level of criminality that seems more like a wild conspiracy theory than an ...
A little sweet tea and a whole lot of spells won't always put out the fire...
Welcome to Jewell, NC, a small strip of land on the Crystal Coast with no stop signs or traffic lights, but it's got a whole lot of magic. Ruby Mae Jewell helps run the family business of selling antiques and refurbished goods. But with old objects, you never know when one of them possesses more than just dust and cobwebs.
When Rue hits up a flea market, she gets more than she bargained for. Finding a potentially dangerous magical object, she has to get it off the market and out of mortal hands. But when more research reveals its threatening nature to the magical community as well, she's put to the test of what to do... especially when the find someone murdered on their land who was looking for it.
Ruby Mae struggles to balance doing the right thing and saving her family at all costs. But when things turn from bad to worse, it may get harder for her to know which choices to make.
Will her fiery ...
Since graduating from college, Melanie and her boyfriend, Grant, have made a sport out of moving around the country. Making new friends each time has been difficult; beginning a career has proven next to impossible. When another predicament means it's time to pack up again, Grant finally concedes to move to the small town of Rockport.
Melanie is welcomed into the loving arms of her Godmother, the feisty Anita, who has lined up an interview at the town bakery. Her new boss, Cord has made a habit of driving Melanie's nerves into overdrive, his smoldering green eyes only adding fuel to the fire.
When tragedy strikes, the bond between Melanie and Cord, that's been slowly growing, ignites. Melanie finds solace in Cord's arms, only to have him spin her world on its side with a shocking revelation.
Love over lemon bars tells the story of how Melanie is forced to see the denial she has been living in and her battle to learn how to live the life she wants. One that is as sweet as a lemon ...
The wife of a prominent Minneapolis business executive lies dead in the couple's secluded summer home. Not just dead -- murdered. In the midst of personal turmoil, Ray Schiller is forced to follow the clues to the Twin Cities in pursuit of the killer.
Unraveling Paul Davis's carefully guarded personal life threatens the new widower's bid for the imminent opening for the presidency of ACC, the prestigious corporation founded and run by his father-in-law.
Ray's tenacity turns up more suspects, but their greed, ambition and loathing erupts in deadly in-fighting. Just as he's about to bring the case to a sudden, unpredictable end, a shooting incident threatens to destroy Ray's marriage as well as his law enforcement career.
He battles back only to learn the devil is in the details, but the details aren't what anyone expected.
Written by USA Today Bestselling Authors K.L. Middleton and Cassie Alexandra
I didn't think there could be anything worse than losing my parents... until I changed schools and became the target of the A-squad - the cruel and popular a-holes of Diamond Lake High. The worst of the group? Chase Adams. An arrogant, rich, hell-raiser who gets his thrills by street racing, partying, and playing games. This year he and his crowd have it out for me.
They think they can shake me. Ruin me. Break me.
What they don't realize is that I've already been to hell and back.
If I have to return, it won't be alone.
A new adult bully romance featuring snobby, power-hungry, dangerous teens against the girl who refused to bend.
Kate makes a chain of drastic decisions in an attempt to gain control of her life. This doesn't stop with her look, or even her name. She decides to let a mysterious stranger turn her into a vampire, and their complicated history with one another is slowly revealed as layer by layer of this story unfolds. The self-professed "King of all the Dark and Scary Things" wants her for himself, and he isn't about to let her go without a fight.
Sidewinder... the deadly rattlesnake of the American Southwest gave its name to the first heat-seeking missile in the world, the greatest achievement of the top-secret US Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California.
But in the early Sixties, Sidewinder had been betrayed to the Russians and David Harper, a brilliant young British scientist, was suspected of the leak -- suspicions that destroyed his career and his marriage.
More than twenty years later, Jack Tannis, the man who led the original enquiry, receives a mysterious telephone call that revives the ghosts of the past.
Then the discovery of a dead body on the perimeter of the base leads Tannis reluctantly into a new investigation. And for David it seems that all that he loves may be in danger again.
Now in the burning emptiness of the Mojave desert, both men desperately try to solve a mystery that threatens once more a mystery whose terrible truths lie coiled and hidden in the vast wastes of China Lake.
A novel of ...
CYPULCHRE is a dark and twisted cyberpunk thriller that will take readers on a journey through revolt and redemption, high-tech nightmares and low-life dreams.
CLOUD technology has swept Los Angeles' rich and willing into the Outland Corporation's virtual paradise, entombing their minds in server towers known as cypulchres. The CLOUD's inventor has lived in exile for a decade; feared, defamed, and despised by his former colleagues and estranged family. When he learns that the technology he created now threatens his family as well as the millions synchronized to it, he must take action. With the help of a gang of radical hacktivists led by another disgruntled Outland employee, he attempts to reverse the curse he has unleashed on humanity. Nothing is what it seems, especially in a world torn between realities.
Discover or rediscover all the classics of literature.
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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.
She's desperate to erase her past. His job is to expose it.
Leo Jensen has a secret--he is Mr. Expose, a blogger that reveals the truth about liars and frauds. It's a way to make a living, and he's had a motherlode of experience with liars. Cheaters. Women who live for drama and carry more hidden baggage than a Boeing 747.
Then Harper moves in next door, borrowing his books -- and his heart. Tripping up his sensibilities and breaking through his guard.
Harper Wade wishes life had a do-over button. She'd press that sucker and reset the last four years. Now, she has the chance to start fresh and make things right, but first she has to retrieve the damning evidence of her past from an annoying blogger.
If Leo publishes the truth, it could destroy her dead husband's family.
Too bad he's the hot new neighbor and holds the key to her clean slate.
Read all of Brinda Berry's books:
The STAND BY ME novels:
The Beauty of Lies ~ (Leo and Harper)
The Fiction of Forever ~ (Gunner and ...
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The Perfect Trilogy
Maddy, Christine and Amy are thrilled that their old college suite-mate has written a bestselling book, How to Have the Perfect Life -- until they realize she used them as examples of how women let fear screw up their lives. The worst part is... it's sort of true. Together they make a pact: they each have one year to face down their fears -- and maybe show Miss Perfect a thing or two!
Book One: Almost Perfect
A Free Spirit and a Reformed Bad Boy -- a Perfect Match?
Maddy was always the artistic one of the group, alive with color and mischief from her saucy red curls to her vintage hippie skirts. Her challenge, the friends decide, is to get her artwork accepted at a gallery. A job as arts director at a summer camp near Santa Fe -- with its multitude of galleries -- seems like a start in the right direction.
There's just one catch: The camp is run by Maddy's high school flame, Joe, whose heart she broke -- okay, smashed -- and his anger towards Maddy hasn't ...
When Shaye dropped out of college mid-semester, and moved to Lopez Island for the summer, she'd hoped to figure out what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. Instead, she reconnects with childhood friends Jason and Nick, and good intentions spiral into harrowing confrontations. The summer ends in tragedy and Shaye flees the Island, haunted by her mistakes.
Eight years later, Shaye is forced to return to the place she'd hoped never to see again. Now, she must face the people, and the pain she left behind. She must confront the person she was, and decide who she will become. Can Shaye forgive herself enough to let the past go, and let love in?
This haunting series follows the thrilling cases of FBI agents Carina Keel and Jon Canopus as they hunt demons, witches, fallen angels and battle the supernatural.
Finding a way into Limbo to rescue her father is proving a more difficult task than Carina Keel originally thought.
Forced to help 'The Coven', Canopus and Keel find themselves in Brooklyn, New York on a quest to break out a convicted serial killer from Red Hook Asylum and to destroy a dangerous Baba Yaga witch that has set up camp in Prospect Park.
But can a coven of witches truly be trusted? And why are they intent on collecting as many supernatural creatures as they can find?
When U.S. Army Specialist Kris Rose catches members of her unit stealing ammunition to kill aliens, she is forced to defend herself -- with a freakish electrical charge shooting from her fingertips.
Shaken by her newly found power and hunted by vigilantes from her unit, Rose is forced away from her structured, military world and into a fight for her life.
With the aid of her battle buddy, Corporal Thurmond, Rose sets out to learn more about the aliens under attack. In the process, she discovers her bizarre connection to a devastating threat to Earth -- an alternate dimensional weapon called the Heart of Annihilation.
The Heart of Annihilation is lost somewhere on Earth. And Kris Rose might be the only one who knows where it is.
From a chuteless free-fall from 20,000 feet, to deadly bullet wounds and the unforgiving Sonoron Desert, Rose enters a world where aliens are real. And she may be one of them.
She had her entire life planned until the Great War began and everything changed.
April 1914. Barrie, Ontario. Hettie Steward is feisty, educated, ambitious and stubborn. Her fiancé, Geoffrey Bartlette, the love of her life since childhood, has been a patient man. He waited while she attended nursing school and worked a year, but now it is time to wed. While Hettie is thrilled to be starting her life with Geoffrey, she laments that marriage means sacrificing her beloved nursing career, and domestic life brings her nothing but drudgery and boredom.
When the Great War begins a few months into their marriage, Geoffrey enlists and persuades Hettie to join the Canadian Army Nursing Service and follow him overseas. After all, everyone says the war will be short, and it will be their opportunity to have a proper honeymoon. Returning to work is exactly what Hettie was craving, and she eager accepts.
The war, however, does not end quickly. Soon tragedy strikes, proving true the old adage ...
An ambitious single woman. A lifelong goal within reach. Will Manhattan's unexpected challenges turn her fantasy into a disaster?
After ten lackluster years in a dead-end job, Jane Desmond can't wait to pursue her enduring ambition of a career in the glittering NYC literary scene. But the city starts throwing her curveballs the moment she arrives and what's worse, her nervous mother, petrified for Jane's safety, won't stop texting her. Determined to reclaim her sanity, Jane posts a selfie challenge to prove to her mom she's living the dream.
As she struggles to find an apartment and blows critical interviews, her online pics tell a very different tale. Caught up in a web of social lies, Jane digs herself deeper with every update. Worried that she doesn't have what it takes to make it in the city and on the verge of calling it quits, she races the clock to get her life together before her parents and friends learn the sad truth.
Can Jane get comfortable in her own skin before the ...
College. My one chance to escape. And I ran as far and fast as I could.
Straight into the arms of something more dangerous.
He thinks I'm a good girl. But he doesn't know what I'm running from.
He thinks I should stay away from him. But I can't.
I like his cruel words. And his intoxicating smile.
He's a temptation I can't resist.
Am I a sinner or saint?
College. Second year.
There are bad decisions at every turn.
Including the new freshman, Layla.
Temptations I can't fight. Shackles I can't escape.
I'm only comfortable with the cruelty that slips from my lips.
Her innocent charm isn't going to polish away my bad reputation.
This wasn't going to end well.
We all have secrets. What's your sin?
"Of Human Bondage" is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It is generally agreed to be his masterpiece and to be strongly autobiographical in nature. The Modern Library ranked "Of Human Bondage" No. 66 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The book begins with the death of Helen Carey, the mother of nine-year-old Philip Carey. Philip's father Henry had died a few months before, and the orphan Philip, born with a club foot, is sent to live with his Aunt Louisa and Uncle William Carey. Early chapters relate Philip's experience at the vicarage. Louisa tries to be a mother to Philip, but his uncle takes a cold disposition towards him. Philip's uncle has a vast collection of books, and Philip enjoys reading to find ways to escape his mundane existence. Less than a year later, Philip is sent to a boarding school. His uncle and aunt wish for him to eventually attend Oxford. Philip's disability makes it difficult for him to fit in. He is informed that he could ...
This urban magic fantasy starts like a hard-boiled detective novel and continues with non-stop action. Aaron Walker has devoted the last hundred years of his life to his Foundation, a charity that helps widows, orphans, and the stranger in the land. It doesn't get much stranger than the Lost: male witches who don't have parents to train them in the arts. When someone tries to kill him, he hops from one hidden enclave of cultural magic to another, hoping to survive long enough to contact the witches of New Salem for answers. In addition to the many people he's helped over the years, he is "aided" by the demon Merodak. What Aaron uncovers will force him to reexamine his faith and the foundations of Kabbalah magic.
Fans of Dresden Files, Chronicles of Nick, and the Amber series will enjoy this supernatural adventure.
Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor's life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.
After a fire takes her grandma's life and kills her horse, Hannah's immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma's ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can't turn away even though she's not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.
Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he's drawn to Hannah and isn't afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he'll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric's jealousy. The ...
Introverted, intuitive healer, Jada "Jey" Grey has nothing left to lose. After all, her skills and knowledge couldn't save her mother from a manmade virus. Set in 2071, with the heat index reaching crippling levels on Earth, Jey is barely coping. But when she stumbles upon an opportunity to launch from Earth, she feels compelled to go.
The mission -- to create a new colony on an unexplored exoplanet -- fits right in with Jey's dreams. Her friendship with a clairvoyant child onboard the ship, her growing empathic abilities, and her attempts at love spark an unfamiliar hope.
But when a rival corporation sabotages their ship, and their target planet is a wasteland, Jey must set aside her old self-destructive patterns and take a leap into a new way of being -- and seeing. Her connection to the seeds and plants changes everything. Can she convince the other colonists that her clairvoyant vision is exactly what they need?
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