Named a Best Book of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews
Rising ballet star Dena Lindgren's dream career is knocked off its axis when a puzzling onstage fall results in a crushing diagnosis: a brain tumor. Complications from the extraction surgery kick off a long and difficult recovery, prompting the company's artistic director, Anders Gunst, to shift his attention to an overshadowed company dancer -- Dena's older sister, Rebecca, with whom Anders once shared a special relationship.
Under the heady glow of Anders' attention, Rebecca thrives, even as her sister languishes. While Dena's strength returns, residual facial paralysis sidelines her indefinitely, amid a world that demands beauty and perfection. Rebecca soon faces a painful choice: play by the artistic director's rules and profit, or take shocking action to help her sister.
Exposing the glamorous onstage world of professional ballet, as well as its shadowed wings and dark underbelly, OUTSIDE THE LIMELIGHT examines loyalty, beauty, ...
The only man she wants in her life is her old Gramps, and all he wants is a grandchild.
Special Agent Charli Madison can't get a break. After the stress of her last horrific assignment, all she wants is to spend time vacationing with her Gramps in Fort Lauderdale, a city they both love. Plans go awry, and she's forced into witness protection, guarding a teenage girl who's the only person able to identify a notorious killer.
To make matters worse, she has to accept the womanizing local FLPD Major as her fictitious fiancé and her backup on the dangerous mission.
Heaven knows, she doesn't deserve this mess...
Blake Sebastian is tired of his role as lover for the women who hang around him in droves. Problem is - he doesn't trust any of them with his heart, never mind with his future.
When pushed, he admits to the curly-headed, disapproving FBI agent under his jurisdiction, a man can get sick of so much sugar. Every so often, he needs a little sour to offset that much sweetness. ...
This box set of award-winning naval warfare thrillers from Jeff Edwards includes all three books of the USS Towers series: Sea of Shadows, The Seventh Angel, and Sword of Shiva.
These novels have accumulated more than 700 Five-Star reviews and are boxed together for the first time!
Praise for the books in this set:
"Jeff Edwards has created a superb thriller that grips the reader from beginning to end. Brilliantly executed."
-- CLIVE CUSSLER, International bestselling author of 'RAISE THE TITANIC' and 'THE ROMANOV RANSOM'
"Unfamiliar and exciting territory -- a magnificent yarn! Guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night."
-- GREG BEAR, New York Times bestselling author of 'KILLING TITAN' and 'DARWIN'S RADIO'
"Jeff Edwards spins a stunning and irresistibly-believable tale of savage modern naval combat."
-- JOE BUFF, Bestselling author of 'SEAS OF CRISIS' and 'CRUSH DEPTH'
Sea of Shadows (Book #1) 562 Reviews, Average 4.5 Stars
The only way to ...
When two astrophysicists receive a mysterious signal from Gliese 3742, a star 8 light years away, the discovery triggers a race between the Americans and Russians who both want to decode it.
Julia Koski, a Finnish hacker, is first to figure out that extraterrestrials have sent an ambassador, Alexa, in an encoded digital bootstrap code to execute AI software. This super intelligent being has a proposal. The first country to connect Alexa to an interstellar communication network will gain knowledge of extraterrestrial technologies. It's too tempting to resist, but when the response from Gliese 3742 is sent back, 16 years later, the message is not what was expected. The Earth must unite and welcome billions of galactic refugees. Alexa has a plan on how to prepare for them, but what is her real motive?
With humanity not alone, but just one of 20 million other civilizations in the galaxy, the first interstellar mission out to the stars is planned. Julia Koski takes her place on the ...
Welcome to the Ektos universe
A Sarcastic Criminal...
Locked away in a maximum security prison on an artificial planet, the last thing Faelan expected was a prince to come begging for her help. She accepts his deal in exchange for her freedom, but even more unexpected are the feelings she comes to have for Prince Virion. In order to help him, she'll have to face her past and return to the world of betrayal that landed her behind bars, including the man that got her tortured and arrested.
A Troubled Prince...
Virion will do anything to bring his little sister home, including resorting to criminal means. Releasing Faelan is only the start, disobeying his king -- and father -- not even the half of it. He soon discovers, however, that Faelan isn't as bad as her reputation makes her out to be. True to her word, she helps him, but more than that she gives him hope.
A Kidnapped Princess...
As the trail takes them deeper into space where no one but criminals like Faelan have gone and ...
A cryptic dream. A strange symbol. A magical ring.
Will's life will never be the same.
Lured away from his life at the orphanage by the promise of a family reunion, fifteen-year-old Will Save unwittingly embarks on an adventure through time and space.
Catapulted into the distant past. Struggling to survive a dinosaur-infested land. Plagued by a mysterious shapeshifting ability. These are only some of the challenges Will faces as he battles mythical creatures in a desperate attempt to save a race of prehistoric humanoids from a deadly plague.
Avalon is obsessed with altering the course of history. If she succeeds, Will's entire life will come crumbling down around him. Desperate to protect those he loves and reunite with his long-lost mother, he must accept his destiny and become the saviour everyone believes him to be.
Can he live up to his name and save the world?
Find out in this action-packed, pulse-pounding first installment in a brand-new YA series about courage, love, and ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 417 Pages (4,664 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
The year is 2001.
On her way out of work on a frigid October night, two inebriated thugs assault pregnant Ashley Ferguson as she goes to get in her car. She is knocked unconscious and is taken to the field behind the shopping center where 23-year-old Ashley is brutally raped. This horrifying event devastates her emotionally, not only for obvious reasons, but also because it comes in the wake of her husband's tragic death.
Down and out as well as broke, talented abstract painter Ashley is forced to moved back home with her mother. Claire Whittaker, who is retired, does not want the responsibility of having to take care of Ashley's baby. Even though she loves the child dearly, it shouldn't be her job.
Then one day, after peeking in her daughter's diary, Claire is shocked to learn that Ashley is hearing voices, which are telling her to commit suicide with the .22 caliber revolver that she had supposedly bought for protection.
So who will save her? Who will save Ashley from the drugs ...
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her. She was the youngest of the two daughters of a most affectionate, indulgent father; and had, in consequence of her sister's marriage, been mistress of his house from a very early period. Her mother had died too long ago for her to have more than an indistinct remembrance of her caresses; and her place had been supplied by an excellent woman as governess, who had fallen little short of a mother in affection. Sixteen years had Miss Taylor been in Mr. Woodhouse's family, less as a governess than a friend, very fond of both daughters, but particularly of Emma. Between them it was more the intimacy of sisters. Even before Miss Taylor had ceased to hold the nominal office of governess, the mildness of her temper had hardly allowed her to impose any ...
Dot already is living in a difficult moment in history, an era that is still remembered by many. Already having to grow up without a mother, now she has to face her father's departure for the war. Only Many Wonders will help her overcome a particular moment of her life. Through her discovery, surprisingly and suddenly, she will get to know the woman that everyone loved so much and no one has the courage to tell her about. Femoral and his friends from the Land of Many Wonders will tell her the story that will lead to the truth of what and who preceded her and why no one is willing to speak to her of her mother. No one except her, through Many Wonders.
The story begins in late August 1865 with the meeting of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth in the town of Leubronn, Germany. Daniel finds himself attracted to, but wary of, the beautiful, stubborn, and selfish Gwendolen, whom he sees losing all her winnings in a game of roulette. The next day, Gwendolen receives a letter from her mother telling her that the family is financially ruined and asking her to come home. In despair at losing all her money, Gwendolen pawns a necklace and debates gambling again to make her fortune. In a fateful moment, however, her necklace is returned to her by a porter, and she realizes that Daniel saw her pawn the necklace and redeemed it for her.
Maria has a wonderful life: a high-paid job in New York, friends, a comfortable way of life. She's a woman who seems to live a perfect life, but eventually, everything falls apart... A stranger reminds her about the crime she committed as a child and threatens to expose her.
But is she really guilty of that old crime? Or is it a lie? To find that out, she has to travel to the French Provence where she grew up. And now her life has turned into a gripping crime thriller with nail-biting suspense.
The «Girl with the Transparent Skin» does not recommend for those who are afraid to read about unconventional love stories and the episodes that we do not dare to confess in public.
«The «Girl with the Transparent Skin is» a gripping mystic thriller full of plot twists that will keep you guessing until the very end. A mixture of realism, mystery, and the supernatural.»
«Who dared to say - was her love for her father a sinful or holy one?»
All you need to know to start your Wiccan journey.
If what you want is to become a practicing Wiccan, or to simply learn more about this fascinating nature based religion, then read on.
To start your journey, you have two options:
? You can be lucky, and live in an area where there is already a coven or a Wiccan circle that can teach you everything you need to know
? Or, like most Wiccans, you can start your journey alone and your choice today is to inform yourself online
The information can be found, but often it is incomplete and with different and contrasting perspectives, and this makes it difficult to know where to start. For this reason, Amelia Glanville, wanted to create the Starter Kit, bringing together in a single book everything that is important to know.
WICCA FOR BEGINNERS
• What are the differences between Wicca and Witchcraft?
• What is the history of Wicca, and what are its traditions?
• The beliefs on which it is based
• How the initiation ceremony ...
Kaylee is a popular and successful high school junior. She has friends, good grades, looks and ambition. However, to Kaylee none of it rings true. She feels trapped as she tries to be the person she's expected to be. All of that changes when she starts a rock band with her talented neighbor Sam. Together, Kaylee and Sam will become famous, but the road to stardom may lead Kaylee to self-discovery or self-destruction.
From the author of the DRAGONOAK trilogy.
Metis is a frozen wasteland of a moon. The sea grows smaller every year, and the blue-green planet thrums in the sky, mocking it.
Castle Bitfrost, imprisoned in unmeltable ice, stands as a monument to everything humanity will never understand of their world. Driven to the equator, the population has dwindled to near-nothing, animals hunted to extinction, forests burnt in great swathes.
Zaun sees the world through the crack in her skull. As a former soldier, she's survived the impossible, only to record Metis' last days in the journals her mother left behind. Lost to her head-trauma, Zaun paints the world as a scattered series of observations, disconnected from the past she doesn't remember.
But before Metis can give itself over to the gods' anger, something stirs on the horizon. Shadows take form before Zaun's eyes and a wolf stalks the streets, pushing her towards the unknowable, the unmeltable.
During the last fifty years, the level of the Dead Sea has dropped more than fifty feet, and land that has not been explored in over ten thousand years is suddenly dry and exposed. It reveals something never before seen by modern eyes, an immense cavern buried in the old sea floor, the walls of which have been carved with millions of perfect circles.
Tan Wu is sent to investigate, and struggles not only to uncover the meaning behind the massive inscription, but also to set the information free as the world's governments and violent religious factions bear down on him to keep it hidden. What he discovers changes the world and everything we know about ourselves.
Even among the Chosen, there is one who is more.
When 16 year old Kate Watzen sees her future in a dream, she can hardly believe the life of a Chosen could really be hers. Unlike the other teenagers on her home planet, she's had no training to draw out the legendary Gifts the galaxy's peacekeepers are known for. Despite her concerns, she goes to be tested anyway, only to discover she is exactly who the Chosen have been waiting for.
Moving from her small farming community to study at a school full of hundreds of aliens, Kate's Gifts begin to manifest, drawing her into the focus of a ruthless man, Lord Ruark, who wishes to use her abilities to gain access to an object of great knowledge and power, the Book of the Golden One.
Kate's unwillingness to help him leads to a confrontation endangering all those she loves, including her best friend, Ben, who will do anything to protect her, and the stranger who's been training her through dreams, James, whose mysterious past may lead her ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 302 Pages (1,517 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
Not once in her life did farm girl Renee Crocker, imagine she would encounter a world found only in the minds of myth-seeking men. Although what they sought were not always unheard of in other parts of the world, those very things they found would all be a complete mystery to the town folk of Burkett, Texas.
Renee's life changed late one evening during supper, when a handsome stranger came knocking on the door of the Crocker family farm house... and was invited inside. It didn't take long for Renee to discover a great number of things that people in her neck of the woods couldn't even begin to contemplate. The dark of night took on a whole new meaning and the once vulnerable, young country woman finds herself struggling to survive in a world that demand she live forever in darkness.
Trust Betrayed and Dark Obsession
A Tale of Terror
Three people. Two former soldiers, each with a mission, each waging a campaign. At the center of their conflict is a vulnerable young woman, alone and far from home.
Richard Carter has come back to Cartier trying to pull his life together, while Jill Belbenoit has come to finish her degree. He has seen her on campus, but doesn't know her. When a former squadmate from Somalia, Mic Boyd, turns up unexpectedly and assumes a friendship that never was, Richard allows himself to fall into what he hopes will be only a brief association. The last thing he wants is a reminder of his tour in the famine-racked squalor of Africa.
Mic inserts himself into Jill's life as well as Richard's. As attractive women must do, she has learned to deal with unwanted male attention. Unable to disengage from one man, however, she obligates herself to the other. Now she must navigate out of both relationships. Jill reproaches herself for both her ...
Dating and intimacy are fun, but how do we nurture love and romance long term? What if distance divides us from our sweetheart? What if our cultures clash? How does it feel to fall for a foreigner? Should we marry? How easy is it to raise globetrotting kids?
Angela Nicoara's ground-breaking book 'Loving an Alien' is a timely reminder that love can conquer any differences. Her work speaks to a shrinking world of easy travel, lightning-fast telecommunications, and increasing contact between people of diverse backgrounds, many of whom will fall in love and get married. Sounds like someone you know, perhaps?
In this true life, romantic page-turner, former broadcast journalist Angela Nicoara interviews twenty-seven women of different nationalities; each responds with an authentic voice that transcends borders to offer helpful relationship advice for women, based on their own successful marriage to a foreigner.
While many relationship books provide theoretical expertise from a single ...
A darker world will need a new kind of detective...
Someone is out to get Father Gabe Devlin. But whoever that someone is, they picked the wrong guy to take down.
Father Gabe Devlin, an ex-Air Force investigator, is on a mission to solve several seemingly unconnected mysteries. First, his oldest friend vanishes off the face of the earth. Then, the same day Devlin comes looking for his friend in the town of Halton Springs, the mutilated body of a young man is discovered. One of a series of grisly discoveries to come.
As Devlin tries to get to the truth, each life he touches begins to unravel, as if he carries a curse. Unexplained and miraculous acts happen in his presence. And the closer Devlin comes to revealing the Halton Springs murderers and the reason behind his friend's disappearance, the closer he comes to uncovering the greatest mystery of all: who Devlin really is.
With strong language and violence.
An intrepid young traveler. A long-ago lover. And a dangerous past about to catch up.
Late August 1978, and Cassie Robinette arrives in Kabul with her backpack and camera. Weary from weeks of cheap bus rides across Asia, she hopes to stay a while. But her plans change after two other travelers persuade her to join them on their drive across Afghanistan. Ten days later in Iran, she sends her last postcard.
Twenty-nine years have passed when her erstwhile pen-pal Jack Hunter discovers her old letters. They rekindle a love he had thought lost, and revive a question that had long haunted him: What had he done; why had Cassie stopped writing?
When Jack tries to unravel the mystery, he makes a disturbing discovery. Sometime in September 1978, Cassie vanished.
Galvanized to find her, he mines her letters for clues, tracks down people she once knew, and visits the place of her last postcard. In his increasingly desperate quest, he begins to sense he isn't the only one on Cassie's trail. ...
"... both a love story and a story of personal growth." -- Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times, 41/2, TOP PICK
Cleo Alyssum's plan is simple: stay sober, stay out of trouble, and bite her tongue until Social Services sees she's pretty close to perfect and returns her little boy. But when an accident on her isolated property forces her to rent a cottage to celebrated cartoonist Jared McCloud, her carefully constructed comfort zone develops cracks.
Jared has a deadline to meet or he'll forfeit still another lucrative career and be branded for life as the loser in the family. Only, he wasn't meant to be a hermit, and his cartoon characters aren't nearly as fascinating as his quirky, enigmatic landlady.
When Jared discovers his island hideaway contains a drug-dealing neighbor's two neglected, abused teens, he shoves Cleo into the real world that she fears in his effort to save the children.
Risking everything, the pair join forces to find a home for the kids and have their mother's ...
From the author of The Fringe comes a thrilling adventure in space.
Maggie Barnes is at the end of her rope. She's young and broke living in New York, and her newspaper job has been taken by robots. When she's offered a job aboard the first civilian space colony, Maggie thinks it's her lucky break.
For Jonah Wyatt, the Space Force is his last shot at a military career. After years of tracking down the members of a deadly cyberterrorism ring, he was discharged from the army and stuck working one menial job after another. Now this disgraced combat specialist is headed to space.
At first glance, Elderon seems to be a futuristic utopia: Bots do the laundry, meat comes from a lab, and the latest technology expands the scope of human capability. But as Maggie digs deeper, she realizes that Elderon is not at all what it seems. When she receives a tip from an unknown source, she'll go undercover to learn the truth and place herself in the crosshairs of an all-out war.
The Elderon ...
HTML5 is the latest version of the web technology, which brings it right up-to-date with powerful features such as audio and video without using a plug-in, and a canvas area with professional tools for creating paths, lines, curves, shapes, fills, gradients, patterns, text and more.
It also provides accurate geolocation, background web workers, offline web applications, microdata, a local storage engine and many other improvements to standard HTML such as dozens of new form tags and attributes.
If you are a professional or amateur web developer you need these tools in your kit, and this book is the fastest and easiest way there is to learn them.
Reasons you will learn all you need from this course:
?Each Lecture begins by listing the three key skills you will learn.
?A summary at the end of each lecture reminds you what you have learned.
?Useful, fully-tested examples illustrate every tag, attribute and function.
?Each lecture features several notes providing extra, handy ...
"There is a bold mission when [Butler] puts pen to paper to grab our attention, open our hearts, and engage our imagination. Butler didn't hold back with crafting these characters from different cultures, tossing in some major adversity, and challenging them to dig deep for inner strength. At the end of the day, Thin Love is hearty blend for the soul."
-- Michelle Monkou, USA Today
"Read this in one sitting! Without a doubt, my favorite dynamic of bad boy meets feisty good girl. Superb writing!"
-- Penelope Douglas (http://penelopedouglas.wordpress.com/author/penelopedouglas/), New York Times bestselling author of Bully and Until You
"Eden Butler has the gift to immerse her readers into plot that, albeit fairly light on steam, is heavy on heart. We fall for the characters, their culture, and their love story. I sincerely look forward to what's next in store with Eden Butler."
-- The Reading Escapade Book Blog
* * *
Eden Butler bids a final farewell to her Thin Love series, with ...
Traversing back to the ancient Prime Martial World from modern age, Austin finds himself in a younger body as he wakes up.
Yet, the young man he possesses was a miserable dimwit, what a bummer!
But it doesn't matter as his mind is sound and clear. Possessing this younger and stronger body, he will fight his way to become the God of martial arts, and rule the whole Martial World!
Do you like your reporters old school?
Fearless, willing to risk their life for the truth, and a bit complicated?
Then JP Warner is your man.
JP is the dashing international correspondent for GNZ News, who appears to have it all. But a life-changing event causes him to leave the industry and his globetrotting lifestyle, to seek solace in the small Connecticut town he'd grown up in.
Home is where the heart is (specifically his lost love, Gwen Delaney), but it's also where his worst nightmare is lurking. And when JP peers into the eyes of Officer Jones, he recognizes the look, and the trouble it represents.
Along with Gwen, and an unforgettable cast of characters, including the outrageous but lovable former pro wrestler Coldblooded Carter, JP races to cover the biggest story of his life. All while trying to save Jones' next victim. Because this one is personal.
This fast-paced thriller is full of mystery, suspense, and romance. But the biggest praise has been for the genuine, ...
*** Contains mature themes. For readers 18+ ***
"Living is what's supposed to happen after you survive. It's life in 'post-survival' that defines the human character's ability to move forward from trauma." - Maggie Kirton
My Firefly is a true account of a child's abuse at the hands of her family. It will pull you into its pages and grab hold of your spirit.
Seen from the perspective of the family home, a young girl struggles to stay alive as she is slowly ripped apart emotionally, physically, and sexually by her father. You'll experience an abundance of feelings throughout this book and won't be able to put it down.
It is cruel and brutish and bloody. But in the end, Kirton shows that there is hope of having a full and meaningful life even after a horrible and traumatic experience.
Get the ultimate guide to stove top and electric pressure cookers
complete with hundreds of recipes!
Are you tired of always trying to come up with healthy, tasty meals for your family? Are you in a kitchen rut where you just recycle the same recipes over and over again? Maybe you're so busy, you don't even have time for home-cooking, and have resorted to take-out and frozen food. Whatever the reason, has cooking just become another dreaded chore?
If this describes you, then you need this book. Pressure cooking is not only the fastest way to prepare food, it is also the method that preserves the most nutrition. It's so rare to find the best of both worlds, but a pressure cooker - either stove top or electric - is the one kitchen tool I can't imagine living without.
This book provides you with everything you would ever need to know about stove top and electric pressure cookers, including:
• The fascinating and centuries-long timeline of pressure cooking
• Why pressure ...
** This is a new cover edition. There have been previous cover editions of this book that may show up different on other websites such as Goodreads **
There are two kinds of people in the world: Typics and Divines. Typics are known to society as the normal people on the earth, or, the "typical" human beings. And Divines? Well, they are the people who were born with unique super-human abilities, those of which they choose to either expose or conceal while living among the world of Typics. Divines can be powerful.
Summer Peregrine is a Divine who has the ability to teleport to different places at will. Well, she's supposed to be able to, anyway. She has always struggled with it, and after accidentally revealing her ability to a neighbor when she was a young girl, she resolved to give the teleporting a rest.
When Summer's family relocates from their home state of Arizona to the drizzly California city of San Francisco, she feels like life can't get any worse: She has no friends and ...
What if Baker Street's most gifted resident wasn't called Sherlock Holmes?
An evil stalks London, blown in from the tropics. Stories of cursed giant rats and malign spirits haunt the garrets of Limehouse. A group of merchants are, one by one, dying. The elementary choice to investigate these mysterious deaths is, of course, Holmes and Dr Watson.
Yet the unique gifts of their housekeeper, Mrs Hudson, and her orphaned assistant Flotsam, will be needed to solve the case. Can she do it all under the nose of Sherlock himself?
From the coal fire at Baker Street to the smog of Whitechapel and the jungles of Sumatra, from snake bites in grand hotels to midnight carriage chases at the docks, it's time for Mrs Hudson to step out of the shadows. Playfully breaking with convention, Martin Davies brings a fresh twist to classic Victorian mystery.
Martin Davies grew up in north-west England. All his writing is done in cafes, on buses or on trains, and all his first drafts are written in ...
She Wakes Up In Afghanistan To A US Official and Orphan Girls, And They Are Counting On Her
When Tessa Scott wakes with blood on her hands in a rat infested shack in Afghanistan, she discovers six orphan girls and the Undersecretary of State counting on her for protection. Confused at how she got there or why a smoldering Black Hawk helicopter has crashed outside the village, forces her into yet another adventure of cat and mouse with the Taliban who intend to kidnap them.
>>>Salvation, But With A Heavy Price
With the help of a Kyrgyz tribesman and his men, they elude the danger only to discover their protection comes at a price which involves marriage to the leader. An unexpected chance at new love outweighs the secret Tessa must now carry forever.
>>>A Race Against Time
Meanwhile Captain Hunter, an Enigma agent, desperately searches for her before she disappears on the rooftop of the world. A race against time and ruthless drug lords, who work with the U.S. government, create ...
When a gang of savage outlaws led by one of the worst killers in the west, Jim Singer, brutally, torture and kill the parents of an even worse killer than they are, then rape and defile his 12 year old sister, leaving her to die a slow painful death, there is nowhere for them to hide as Andrew Hanson, doggedly hunts them down one by one. His determination to inflict the cruellest torture on each and every one of them for the way they butchered his family, before killing them in the most painful way possible, leads him on a journey that spans thousands of miles and many years as he follows them from state to state and through some of the most lawless towns in the west.
Along the way, he, reluctantly, acquires a travelling companion, who, although beautiful, is, to Hanson's mind, completely unhinged and a crazy woman. Her name is Chameli Gonzales. She has her own reasons for seeking revenge on Singer, but she is the most unpredictable, fiery, aggravating and troublesome woman he has ...
Previously published as Marduk's Tablet
What if the legend is true?
Emilie Nazzaro saw her father's obsession with an ancient Babylonian tablet lead to his betrayal and murder. Now, she's been charged with deciphering the symbols on this centuries-old piece of clay and its legendary omen of healing power.
But others are desperate to get their hands on the tablet, too, and Emilie must first separate well-meaning friends from lethal enemies.
On a harrowing journey through Israel and into ancient Babylon, she uncovers the secrets surrounding her father's death -but will she stay alive long enough to learn the truth?
"Action, action, action... in this rocket ride through the unfriendly world of antiquities and adventure." - Alton Gansky, author of The Scroll
Serena had a PTSD flashback while trapped in her storage unit. A stranger, Kyle Colt, helped her calm down.
While waiting for their rescue, his second personality came out to play. Hector's raw sexuality awakened Serena's urges like never before. She wanted both sides of Colt.
There were only two choices: walk away or convince Colt to merge into a better version of his true self.
Their story unfolds in Books 1 and 2 of Bite & Switch. Only on Amazon!
Against All Odds . The Way to Victory
From being young and ambitious to becoming the world champion: "Against all odds: the way to victory" is an unique outlook on the career of one of the most influential cyberathletes in the world. As one of the first examples of e-sports autobiography in the market, Danylo's narrative inspires readers to follow their dreams despite any obstacles, warms their hearts with friendly stories, and opens their eyes to the world of competitive video games.
partner, CIS ESPORTS top managerThis book will be interesting and useful to anyone regardless of whether they are related to cybersports or not. This is the story of a great and legendary player and captain, the story of a kind, simple guy who went through a long and difficult journey to his dream. You will learn many previously unknown facts about Danylo, his teams, and pivotal moments in his life. No matter what you do, success can be achieved only if you set the highest goals ...
Would you recognize a sociopath in your own family?
Wes Shaw's different than his siblings -- darker, awkward, the perpetual ne'er-do-well. Mary Shaw's the doting mother, showering her children with gifts from the heart and the pocketbook.
The Shaws have survived divorce and death, but something, or someone, sinister is in their midst. The truth threatens to tear them apart. The lies threaten to tear them apart. Ultimately, they must make a choice with irreversible consequences. Believe the easy lie or the hard truth.
Buy now to discover the Shaw's sinister secret in this tense and twisty psychological thriller.
Adult language and sexual content.
What readers are saying
"Best book I've read in a really long time. His writing is perfect, the right combination of storytelling, suspense, and succinct-ness. Going to read all his other books now!" - Audra O.
"The author captures the subtle manipulations of a Sociopathic person amazingly well. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop ...
Genre: Drama & Plays Length: 311 Pages (2,024 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
Heroes don't always walk in the light.
The fate of the world is balanced on a knife's edge. Despite everything Madden and Eva have been through to prevent it, the ARC Council is in disarray and demons roam the Earth.
The Apocalypse is closer than ever, and the solution couldn't be further from her grasp. Eva has to throw off the yolk of personal tragedy and follow her destiny to the one place she doesn't want to go.
The one place she cannot hope to avoid.
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 364 Pages (918 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
Business minded Spencer Benson only sees the bottom line getting bigger when he begins merger talks with another family owned company. However, headstrong lawyer, Julie Jacobson, is determined to be very thorough with the merger, which throws Spencer off his game.
Spencer makes no qualms of his dislike for Julie, but when she comes to him for help he finds perhaps she's not quite the menace he thought she was. In fact, his feelings for her change completely. But when he finds that someone has used the merger to stab him in the back whom can he turn to when Julie's name is associated with the deceit?
"... the best fictional portrayal of med school since ER." - BlueInk Review (starred)
International Book Award Bronze Medal Winner Readers' Favorite (Fiction - Humor/Comedy)
INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist (Humor)
Medical student Seth Levine faces escalating stress and gallows humor as he struggles with the collapse of his romantic relationships and all preconceived notions of what it means to be a doctor. It doesn't take long before he realizes not getting frazzled is the least of his problems.
Seth encounters a med student so arrogant he boasts that he'll eat any cadaver part he can't name, an instructor so dedicated she tests the student's ability to perform a gynecological exam on herself, and a woman so captivating that Seth will do whatever it takes to make her laugh, including regale her with a story about a diagnostic squabble over an erection.
Didn't Get Frazzled captures with distressing accuracy the gauntlet idealistic medical students must face to ...
Julesville's destruction is averted!
Things aren't going so well for Grimbledung. On the run from his Halfling captors, he escapes to the Foreboding Forest, ending up at TreeTop City. Is being in the hands of cannibalistic Elves better than killer Halflings? More importantly- are the Elves going to be as sorry as the Halflings were when they dealt with Grimbledung? The odds are they will.
Meanwhile, Grimbledung's plan comes to fruition- the invading Halflings run headlong into Captain Frank's forces out on the Great Shambler Plains. With Golems and Gargoyles in the mix, things are bound to work out. Aren't they?
While avoiding the marauding Halfings, Nulu, Rat, and Klank strike out to rescue Grimbledung. After all, family is family! Ignoring rumors of rabid Elves, cantankerous Minotaur, and even the occasional Centaur, the group runs headlong into the Foreboding Forest. As usual, things aren't what they seem.
Finding Grimbledung, the rescue party makes a mad dash for the safety ...
THE SECOND BOOK FROM THE WINNER OF THE JOHN MURRAY SHOW / RTE GUIDE / KAZOO COMPETITION
Faced with an uncertain future, Luke Weaver cannot believe his luck when he is able to parlay his new-found and distinctly perishable celebrity into a role as spokesperson for the high-profile charity ENABLE.
Soon, Luke is working the glamorous fund-raising sector, moving in distinguished company and finding doors being opened to him.
But there is more to ENABLE and its mission than meets the eye. People have died to keep its secrets and it is not long before Luke finds himself in deadly peril from the dangers which lie at the charity's heart.
From the Queen of Scream comes a novel that will raise the hair on the back of your neck.
To the neighbors, they're sweet old ladies. To Tim Robertson, they're his worst nightmare
Not every grandmotherly type bakes cookies.
What's more frightening than finding out that the kindly old ladies living across the street from you are anything but?
As a child, Tim Robertson is selling cookies with his best friend Damien when they knock on the door of the house across the street from him. Two old ladies open the door and Tim never sees his best friend again.
Twenty years later, Tim has tried to move on and forget what happened back then. He is married, has a son, and just bought the house of his dreams in small town Cocoa Beach. When the house across the street from them is sold, they are all looking forward to getting new neighbors, until Tim realizes the old ladies are back to haunt him and the rest of the town.
To Hell in a Handbasket is Willow Rose, when she is at her most ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 402 Pages (5,508 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
A Late-Night Phone Call. A Voice from the past. An Apparent Suicide.
The phone call came on a Tuesday evening in the middle of August. Harry Starke hadn't heard from his old school friend in almost five years, and he hadn't thought about him in almost as long. Tom Sattler wanted to meet, and it wouldn't wait until morning. But when Harry arrived at Sattler's home less than an hour later, he found him lying in a pool of blood with a single gunshot wound to his head and .22 revolver lying close to his hand.
Was it suicide, or was Tom Sattler murdered? If so, by whom and why?
The search for answers plunges Harry into a far-reaching investigation that involves murder, corruption, organized crime, and duplicity. As always, there's a twist in the tail.
Scroll up and grab a copy of this gripping whodunit today.
This eyewitness account reveals the truth about Baghdad's Red Zone during the American occupation, and describes the reality of daily life as the city descended into bloody civil war. How do you cheer on your national football team when you're terrified to step outside your front door? What's it like to go to the shops when your biggest fear is being blown up by a suicide bomber? Or risk being shot at a roadblock when you drive your pregnant wife to hospital?
As the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad bureau chief, Oliver Poole first arrived in Iraq in 2003, crossing the Kuwait border in the bank of a US armoured vehicle. Once in Baghdad his home would become a hotel room in the middle of the city's Red Zone, one of the most dangerous places on earth. He tells how the war changed this young Englishman's life - and also the life of his interpreter Ahmed, whose relations were among those slaughtered and who ultimately had to flee Iraq - with Oliver's help - in a vehicle filled with his ...
Jordan and Jamie's love is anything but typical.
Jordan Cameron is not like most nineteen year olds. He's never been on a date, he's never left New England, and he's never fallen in love. He lives in his own world, or so that's what it seems to the average person. No one, not even his thirty-one year old brother, Tim, has ever given him the chance to break free.
With a schizophrenic mother in a group home and a career-obsessed absent father, Tim does the best he can raising someone with Jordan's challenging behaviors. Despite Jordan's diagnosis, Tim refuses to label him because "labels make us less than human."
Thirty year old Jamie Perron has a history of bad relationships. After his girlfriend kicks him out this last time, his friend, Tim, lets him move in for the summer before embarking on a ten month teaching stint in London. Jamie changes everything Jordan has ever known.
Music is the driving force that draws Jordan and Jamie together. With a similar taste in music, Jamie ...
For 200 years, the hero's magic pen has been passed on from generation to generation. The newest hero is Alice Goodenough, an 18-year-old junior from Washington High School. While her friends spent their summer working and having fun, Alice found herself doing battle with creatures most human beings don't even realize exist. A giant snake. A blood-sucking prince. A terrifying half-man, half-hedgehog. Dastardly dwarfs intent on mind-controlling everyone who uses a cell phone.
Now, senior year has begun. With it comes a new challenge at school, where bullies have grown bolder and classes more challenging. As if that's not enough, Alice must face off against a collection of Corrupted who all share a terrible secret, one that might awaken a creature capable of doing untold damage. To uncover the secret, Alice will have to face off against a man-eating lizard, a bloodthirsty sea captain, and a mysterious wizard who can see into the future...
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Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 544 Pages (2,114 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
The first time Toby Hunter got arrested for defending Lilac Clarke's honour, he was only fifteen years old, but he'd loved her from behind his black-rimmed glasses for as long as he could remember.
With a desperate need to protect her from a distance, one arrest turned to two, two soon turning into three, and before Toby knew what was happening, the sleepy village of Southwold was turning against him for daring to stand up for a girl like Lilac.
Beautiful Lilac with her flowers in her hair, her camera in her hands, and her sweet, pink, sugary-lipped kisses.
They could hate him for loving her all they wanted. Toby was a boy who did what was right, not what was easy, and he was always going to grow to be the man willing to give her what she deserved.
Even if that meant losing Lilac forever.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 352 Pages (4,575 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
Read the Amazon Bestseller! A deep treatment of Good versus Evil!
The Stones are the key to everything.
The journey began with Stones (Data), Book One of the Stones Series, a #1 Amazon Thriller. The story continues with Book Two--Stones (Hypothesis).
??? Mikal Ryzaard's plan to bring back Paradise is surging forward.
Drawing on the ancient technology of his Stone and the resources of global powerhouse MX Global, Ryzaard kills and destroys without fear or accountability. With two more Stones under his control, he rules world markets and controls minds, giving him overwhelming power.
??? Matt Newmark is only one who can stop him.
Escaping with Jessica, Matt seeks refuge on his own spectacular world and tries to put the past behind him. When Jessica is abducted, a message from beyond the grave forces him to choose between two paths: return and battle Ryzaard or abandon Earth and all he loves.
??? Drawn by love for Jessica, Matt chooses to fight.
With the help of two gifted ...
In his mind-blowing memoir about love, loss and life-after-death, I. J. Weinstock claims that his late wife healed his inconsolable grief by making love to him from the Afterlife!
"JOYride: How My Late Wife Loved Me Back To Life" has won the annual eLit Award -- a silver medal for the Best Inspirational / Spiritual Digital Book of 2011.
Joy and Jerry were soulmates, in fact, they were literally a "match-made-in heaven." And their love story is one for the ages. When Jerry lost Joy to breast cancer, he was devastated. Then a remarkable thing happened -- Joy began communicating with him from the Afterlife. She led him on an incredible journey to heal his grief. And ultimately, like the final scene in the movie, Ghost, Joy found someone -- a willing medium -- through whom she literally loved him back to life.
"Most people will be shocked by our story. I can't blame them. I'd heard of life-after-death, but SEX-after-death? If I hadn't experienced it myself, I wouldn't have believed ...
Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love -- and its threatened loss -- the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.
Jazzlyn Smalls is the youngest Lawyer in history, but when a family member puts them all in danger. She has to become the person she used to be before she turned her life around. Along the way she finds love through the madness. When Jazzlyn get to know this person she will have to decide if this person is worth committing to or would it be better to walk away? Find out in "Don't Have To Be Blood To Be Family"
Why sell your soul when you can rent it?
Mark Vedis is an average cop. Average for a mage in the Paranormal Police Department (PPD), anyway. After years of doing the jobs nobody else wanted, his career, and life, seemed to be on hold.
Then he met a foul-mouthed demon who filled him with power, turned him into a warlock, and dumped him into a world of wealth and debauchery that was disturbing at best.
When an enemy strikes who is far beyond what the cops in the PPD have ever seen, Mark is forced to travel to Thailand and face threats from all sides.
But he soon learns that the chief of the Bangkok PPD is on the take, the local mafia is stirring up trouble, two of his team members have already been killed, and his new partners have trouble keeping their clothes on in public. Okay, the public nudity is probably the least of his worries.
Worst of all, everyone in the supernatural community despises what he's become.
To them, warlock is a dirty word.
But they haven't seen how ...
Botulism as a murder weapon. A hit man who calls himself the Happy Reaper. Villains who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets.
In this page-turner, we meet Seamus McCree, a single father and who wants to fight for the little guy against those who abuse their power.
Enter the hero
When police can't figure out why someone murdered thirty-eight retirees at a Labor Day picnic, they ask Seamus, a financial crimes investigator, to follow the money. He's anxious to move from behind his computer to the front lines to help investigators ask the right questions.
Those in power fight back
As Seamus untangles a web of financial chicanery, those threatened place a target on his back.
And there are consequences
He's willing to risk his own life to bring justice, but when his actions place his son in danger, Seamus must overcome his deepest fears.
A protagonist in the tradition of Robert B. Parker, John Sandford, and William Kent Krueger, Seamus is a good guy willing to pay a price to ...
**An International Bestselling Series**
Runa, the prophesied Daughter of Five needs to learn how to master herself, or all of Pendomus will perish.
In a world where mythical creatures are either controlled, or on the brink of extinction -- a prophecy reveals there's one who can restore balance. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.
Separated from the only people who've had her back -- as well as the love of her life, Traeton -- Runa must go on a quest alone to uncover what it means to be human, as well as the Daughter of Five. Dropped in an unknown location, presumably still on the planet, she only has a monolithic book -- the Caudex -- as her guide, but it's not giving up its answers easily. Will she be able to uncover the mysteries? The fate of the entire world rests on her shoulders and her ability to push through all of the challenges set her way.
Will she learn what she needs to step into her role as savior? Or will everything be derailed by her desire to get ...
A True Story of Deception, Despair, and Redemption. At 17, Elizabeth, plagued with migraines, attended a biofeedback therapy session at the office of an Upper East Side psychiatrist. Sensing her naivete, an assistant technician regaled the idealistic Swarthmore College pre-med with prophetic visions of a glorious future, hers to claim alongside him. In the decades that followed, this master at manipulating metaphysical concepts organized a small dedicated band of "Spiritual Navy Seals." Among brainwashed and deluded minds fused with New Age doctrine, Elizabeth prepared for Armageddon. From the gullibility that led her astray, to the enlightenment that freed her, you will travel an incredible journey. For anyone who has ever been trapped by a person who would not let them go, here is a message of hope.
A fierce and unapologetic tale of the collision of ambition and indiscretion and passion and genetic inheritance, and succeeds in showing us the intricacies of being human and making poor choices. You quickly fall in love with these characters, and know you are in capable hands when all is forgiven and you are rooting for the "bad" guys!! Funny, captivating and wonderfully real. - Marybeth Carty, five-star review on Amazon.
From two-time Book of the Year finalist and Thriller of the Year Award winner Kathleen O'Donnell comes a gripping psychological thriller filled with quirky, unexpected twists.
A girl in serious trouble
Delilah Diamond had it all, the popular cooking show, a dream house, and a great romance with her producer, until the producer's wife gets wind of it all. Delilah loses her show, her job, and her house. She's forced to go back to her hometown where everyone has skeletons in their closet -- or worse.
A home not like any other
She arrives just in time for the ...
An unbiased, neutral, fact-based investigation that simply allows the science to do the talking on childhood vaccinations. Written by father and son investigative journalism/research team Lance & James Morcan, with a foreword by medical laboratory scientist Elísabet Norris, VACCINE SCIENCE REVISITED is possibly the most well-referenced work yet to explore this contentious healthcare subject.
This exhaustively-researched book avoids all rumor, conjecture and anecdotal evidence, and steadfastly focuses on what the latest medical studies actually reveal about vaccines listed on the immunization schedule. One by one the ingredients of the vaccines being manufactured today are put under the microscope by comparing peer-reviewed, published studies.
By collaborating with a professional medical advisory team and utilizing investigative journalism methods, the Morcans have painstakingly sifted through the world's best scientific research papers. They analyze the most reliable and untainted ...
A psychological perspective on a more comprehensive definition of normal, interwoven throughout a fictional love story.
Two best friends living next door to each other since they were five. One matures to become the outward definition of normal, and one struggles but falls short. Together they start a journey of discovery and uncover a meaning far greater than the socially popular interpretation, and through their mutual caring, come to understand the deeper conflicts facing those who fall short of accepted norms. This is the story of their lives together, as they try to fit a definition that eludes more than our society acknowledges... how their friendship turns into a love that ends up defining their lives. A story about what unconditional love and acceptance truly mean as they spend the rest of their lives trying to fit the definition of normal.
This 2 book story is about unconditional love and an example of how to love someone different. Come take a closer look at a greater ...
Don't even THINK about attacking my castle.
This science geek witch and her four magic-wielding men are about to get medieval on your ass.
I'm Maeve Crawford. For years I've had my future mathematically calculated down to the last detail; Leave my podunk Arizona town, graduate MIT, get into the space program, be the first woman on Mars, get a cat (not necessarily in this order).
Then fairies killed my parents and shot the whole plan to hell.
I've inherited a real, honest-to-goodness English castle - complete with turrets, ramparts, and four gorgeous male tenants, who I'm totally not in love with.
Not at all.
It would be crazy to fall for four guys at once, even though they're totally gorgeous and amazing and wonderful and kind.
But not as crazy as finding out I'm a witch. A week ago, I didn't even believe magic existed, and now I'm up to my ears in spells and prophetic dreams and messages from the dead.
When we're together - and I'm talking in the Biblical sense - ...
THE BLOOD FACTOR - (Book 1, A Multigenerational Saga)
In 1861 the civil war has started in the small town of Plymouth, North Carolina. Sugar Hill is a successful plantation of blacks, whites and mulattos who escape to safety to get through the war by relocation and sleight of hand.
Years before the war started, the first Godly owner wanting to right the wrongs of his sires, freed the slaves. The wealthy no longer slaves find that it is not so easy to detangle their life from the Master, or other people with blood ties, who dared to journey through the underground.
At the same time, there is a struggle to deal with the desires of men to keep them oppressed and in slavery, and others wanting them free but not equal.
What started out to be a clear path of you go your way and I go mine, is now a tangled mess that it will take the good Lord to detangle.
Join the Jones and Haughton family on a journey like no other as they test the blood factor. Is blood thicker than water? Is it more ...
"Margaret Nagel delivers a likeable, funny and, above all, believable protagonist in this delightful story brimming with captivating characters... Thankfully, Brother Arcadius is only 20 at the end of the book's final tale [which] should leave time for many more adventures in what is sure to be a much-anticipated sequel." -BlueInk starred review
Not a children's book in spite of its readability and appearance, The Adventures of Brother Arcadius and Pangur Ban deals light-handedly with the hardships and hazards of the 9th century AD.
Serious, dutiful, and naive Brother Arcadius, a young monk, sets out from his native Dublin to take up life at the remote Alpine monastery of Spiritus Sanctus. On the first stage of his long journey, the ocean crossing from Ireland to England, he rouses himself from sea-sickness long enough to rescue a stow-away kitten from death at the hands of a wrathful sailor. He gives the kitten the Irish name of Pangur Ban and takes it with him to his destination, ...
The first novel in the "A Reason to Be" series.
She thought picking up the pieces of her shattered life was the hardest thing she would ever have to endure.
Being turned into a vampire against her will, Lexy refused to let the nature of what she had become define her.
So she started over, reinventing her life in her own terms with profound determination to stick to her rules, thinking she had it all figured out.
But there is one thing she failed to foresee; the reason that would keep her going, her reason for living, her reason to be. And that same reason is the one thing that has the power to knock her off balance and lead her headfirst into the ground: love.
And she knew damn well that when vampires fall, they fall hard.
Alan Luber wrote a compilation of emails to his family and friends while battling cancer. It was his way of coping and taking control of his health situation. Ultimately, these emails made it to total strangers throughout the country, and possibly, the world. Cancer affects millions of people worldwide on a daily basis. This is one man's journey of how he deals with it. He talks about the challenges and struggles he faces, along with coming to terms with what is really important in life. The chronicles are full of love, inspiration, anger, comedy, and even some vulgarity. This is the REAL Alan Luber. These are his Cancer Chronicles.
Known widely as the author of "Frankenstein", Mary Shelley horrified us with her notorious monster brought to life with more humanity than we care to admit.
Her later, lesser-known novel "The Last Man" (1826) explores similar thematic concerns, though from a vastly different perspective. The nightmarish story envisions the end of humanity from a ruthless and inescapable plague. Full of heart-wrenching loss, "The Last Man tests" the resilience of humanity, as well as its capacity for sorrow and grief.
Of Shelley's literary works, "The Last Man" can be seen as the not only the most autobiographical, but also as a literary tribute and memorial to her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley , and Lord Byron amongst other members of her coterie. "The Last Man" is largely shaped by the events of Mary Shelley's life, and, to a lesser extent, by some of the historical events of Europe during the 1810's and early 1820's.
The story is discovered, in 1818, in fragments buried in an ancient cave, ...
Genre: Medical eBooks Length: 541 Pages (2,026 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
CHAPTER I: RUNNING THE HUMAN AUTOMOBILE
CHAPTER II: WHY WE HAVE A STOMACH - WHAT KEEPS US ALIVE - THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM - THE JOURNEY DOWN THE FOOD TUBE
CHAPTER III: THE FOOD-FUEL OF THE BODY-ENGINE - WHAT KIND OF FOOD SHOULD WE EAT? - THE THREE GREAT CLASSES OF FOOD-FUEL
CHAPTER IV: THE COAL FOODS - PROTEINS, OR "MEATS"
CHAPTER V: THE COAL FOODS (Continued) - STARCHES - SUGARS
CHAPTER VI: THE COAL FOODS (Continued) -ANIMAL FATS - NUTS
CHAPTER VII: KINDLING AND PAPER FOODS, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
CHAPTER VIII: COOKING
CHAPTER IX: OUR DRINK - FILLING THE BOILER OF THE BODY-ENGINE - WHERE OUR DRINKING WATER COMES FROM - CAUSES AND DANGERS OF POLLUTED WATER - METHODS OF OBTAINING PURE WATER - HOME METHODS OF PURIFYING WATER
CHAPTER X: BEVERAGES, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO
CHAPTER XI: THE HEART-PUMP AND ITS PIPE-LINE SYSTEM - THE BLOOD VESSELS
CHAPTER XII: THE CARE OF THE HEART-PUMP AND ITS PIPE-LINES
CHAPTER XIII: HOW AND WHY WE BREATHE
CHAPTER XIV: HOW TO KEEP THE LUNG-BELLOWS IN GOOD ...
Genre: Medical eBooks Length: 303 Pages (676 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 5th, 2020
In a future that embraces humanity's desire to expand into the Solar System, raiding pirates have managed to hide their enormous strange base somewhere inside it. Space Pilot, Connor Grant, is about to learn just how immense it can be out there. Even in the age of metadrives, rescuing a friend lost in the Outer System is no easier than finding a coin tossed in the ocean. And while pilots enjoy visiting the great cities of the Inner System, as engineers continue upgrading their ships with fantastic inventions, everybody will find out soon enough that someone tougher than pirates has been hunting in the Asteroid Belt.
Love MINECRAFT? **Over 37,000 words of kid-friendly fun!**
This high-quality fan fiction fantasy diary book is for kids, teens, and nerdy grown-ups who love to read epic stories about their favorite game!
***This Minecraft LitRPG Series will directly involve YOU the Reader!***
Every new episode will involve a reader's suggestion coming to life, chosen from the reviews of the last book! If you'd like to see something happen to Jack, Alex, and Steve, make sure to let me know in the review comments! If you'd like to see a new character or mob or anything else, let me know in the reviews! Tell me their name, stats, skin, etc., and I might put it in the next episode!
One Block at a Time
Jack is stuck in a video game! And not just any video game. He's stuck in his own modded version of Minecraft in a new world he created called 'Vortexia' moments before a solar flare back in the real world somehow transported him into his school's new virtual reality system! Being inside this pixelated ...
Love MINECRAFT? **Over 156,000 words of kid-friendly fun!**
This high-quality fan fiction fantasy diary book BOX SET is for kids, teens, and nerdy grown-ups who love to read epic stories about their favorite game!
The FULL SEASON ONE Box Set of **Jack the Kid** (6 Episodes)... That's SIX Minecraft LitRPG Diary Books in ONE!!!
Season 1 Episode 1
The Weird Walker Arrives
Jack Walker is a kid in the real world, and he's obsessed with gaming. When he finds that his school's computer lab has just installed a brand new Virtual Reality System, he can't resist sneaking a peek at it while all of the other kids are outside watching a rare solar eclipse. But when Jack finds himself suddenly transported INTO his familiar Minecraft world--real life body and all--the boy finds that he's gotten into a VR gaming experience that is a little TOO real!
Minecraftians Steve and Alex live a pretty peaceful life in their mountain home that Alex built around a mysterious anomaly she called 'the Divining ...
Within uncharted forest, where ancient magic keeps the night sky ever-present, stands Tenebrae Manor. Within its dusky walls dwell beings of macabre whimsy, headed by the pedant demon, Bordeaux, and the hedonistic gorgon, Lady Libra. These apparitions are content to live out their eternity in the half-lit gloom; that is until the arrival of a certain uninvited guest - a live human being - imperils the concealment of Tenebrae Manor and the livelihood of its residents. And in the forest surrounding a new threat emerges - a threat that is rattling the once still trees, and dooming the manor towards irreparable decay. But the characters are unmoored. While some seem desperate to maintain ascendancy over their ruinous home, others adopt a façade of mischievous indifference that could undo them all. And is Tenebrae Manor even worth saving? After all, eternity is a frightfully long time to spend alone...
A series of gruesome, costumed vigilante assaults in the Five Burroughs has the homicide department working overtime trying to find, apprehend, and bring to justice those responsible. But in spite of their best efforts, these attacks increase in frequency and brutality, leaving few witnesses and even fewer clues, forcing the investigators to think the unthinkable. Could it actually be the work of a single superhuman, if not supernatural being?
Stronger Within is Book One of the Silver Lake series.
Lori - in recovery following a serious accident, our fragile heroine is at a crossroads in her life and has sought sanctuary at the beach.
Jake - hard working and with a heart of gold, a struggling musician who is chasing his dreams as front man of local rock band, Silver Lake.
Vulnerability meets rock in this tale of two creative souls following their own paths in life. When their paths collide neither of their lives will ever be the same again.
Stronger Within, set in the small town of Rehoboth, Delaware, is a contemporary love story telling a fast paced tale of rock music, convalescence and unexpected love. It's a tale of friendship, family and following your heart.
Susan Kennedy doesn't need to feel guilty, about anything. Whatever Susan Harrison does when she is away, is absolutely nothing to do with her!
Meet Susan Kennedy - the perfect model wife to her rich older husband, and devoted mother to their children. But it's not easy being so perfect all of the time, and sometimes she just needs a little break to recharge her perfect batteries... so when Susan sets off to work as an International Flight Attendant the one piece of luggage that she doesn't take is her wedding ring!
Susan Harrison is still young, free, and single... with a string of adoring lovers from Miami to San Francisco just waiting for her plane to touch down. As long as she keeps her two lives separated by at least an ocean, what can possibly go wrong?
When the blurring of the lines that she has so carefully drawn threaten Susan Kennedy's perfect life, will she succeed in keeping Susan Harrison a secret? Or will her second life come down around her in one big crash ...
This open access book bridges the gap between playing with robots in school and studying robotics at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels to prepare for careers in industry and research. Robotic algorithms are presented formally, but using only mathematics known by high-school and first-year college students, such as calculus, matrices and probability. Concepts and algorithms are explained through detailed diagrams and calculations.
Elements of Robotics presents an overview of different types of robots and the components used to build robots, but focuses on robotic algorithms: simple algorithms like odometry and feedback control, as well as algorithms for advanced topics like localization, mapping, image processing, machine learning and swarm robotics. These algorithms are demonstrated in simplified contexts that enable detailed computations to be performed and feasible activities to be posed. Students who study these simplified demonstrations will be well prepared for ...
It's said humans use only 10% of our minds.
But what if there are some who can use more? In modern day Chicago three gangs of psychic youth vie for power. Led by their Kings, each one seeking to control the city. Unfortunately for them, Daniel Cavanough has no interest in such matters. His only concern is to find the truth of his father and sister's murder. With The Black Dog sniffing around, and the mysterious Rose throwing her own hat in the ring, it may not be the wind blowing things about.
Is it possible to change Crimson Minds?
This book is a thriller told in verse.
• Action, emotion and suspense - All wrapped in one uniquely written package!
• It's a guarantee, you've never read a book quite like this!
• S.E. Crawford says "It's an intriguing world that has been offered. I do want more!"
• Kindsey says "Recommended even for those that wouldn't typically read verse."
• Karlee Renkoski says "A gripping tale of a hunt for truth."
• Will says "Excellent new ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 327 Pages (3,426 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2020
A chance to escape becomes a chance for redemption.
Maeve Cavainna is running and her wings won't save her. The infamous bounty hunter, Logan Coldhand, chases close behind her and intends to drag Maeve back to the planet of Axis to collect the high price on her head. When he finally corners her, the long chase seems to be over... until a frightened alien girl stumbles into their fight and begs for their protection. Maeve and Logan call a reluctant end to their battle and promise to help the girl, but they have agreed to far more than they know.
Can the fragile peace between hunter and mark hold long enough to save the lives that depend on them?
Crucible of Stars is the first book of the Reforged Trilogy. It was previously published as Anvil of Tears.
Throne of Glass meets Black Jewels in this twisted yet alluring dark fantasy tale.
Quinn Darkova, freed from the chains of slavery, wants nothing more than vengeance against those who sold her. But with her dark powers on the rise and her ascension nearing, Quinn's blood retribution will have to wait in favor of her immediate survival.
Lazarus Fierté is a nobleman without equal. He's as controlling as he is stubborn, and for the last six years he's been waiting for a woman to appear -- but not just any woman. A Maji of great power, capable of terrible things. She could be the key to everything he holds dear.
His savior... or his destroyer.
The only thing he didn't predict was that she would become both.
*Please note, this is a dark fantasy series. There is a heavy romance subplot between two consenting adults but the material is dark in nature. The characters are not heroes. This isn't a story about saving the day. If you're looking for a series that's romance dressed up as ...
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Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, current smart-aleck, and a neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge has built himself a comfortable career writing mysteries. Garson Talmadge sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then moved out of France, came to America and married Clarice, a woman half his age. When Clarice is arrested for murdering her husband, Matt becomes the investigator for her defense attorney, and quickly learns there is a line of suspects stretching from the U.S. into Europe and the Middle East.
Not long after getting involved in the case Matt learns that Garson Talmadge's weapons deals meant the FBI had an interest as well as the French Prefecture of Police. While Matt is simply trying to establish that Clarice is innocent, the FBI is trying to learn how Hussein got some of his weaponry, and powerful members of the French government and armaments industry wants to keep Matt from following the trail ...
French-fry sword fights. Swan maidens under the bridge. The last thing this child contractor needed was a dragon with impenetrable skin...
Eleven-year-old Gulchima Brixby can't believe this is happening. Accidentally teleported five years into the future, she has to take over her parent's debt-riddled construction company while they rot in prison. And when she foolishly accepts a contract to remove pesky magic from the city, things go from bad to ridiculous when an indestructible dead dragon drops out of the sky.
Hounded by killer pumpkins and poo-flinging fairies, the should-be-sixteen-year-old struggles to get rid of the lifeless monstrous beast and get paid. And just when she might be making progress toward tackling the mountain of bills, an evil sorcerer decides Gulchima is her mortal enemy...
Can this young brainiac use her nimble noodle to outsmart devilish disputants?
Dragon Removal Service is the outrageous first book in the Dragon Removal Service humorous fantasy ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 328 Pages (1,683 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 4th, 2020
It's been two years since Cason McPherson watched his best friend die in his arms. With shrapnel in his hip and a war behind him, he keeps focused on building a civilian life and not on what he wants most: the woman of his dreams, Savannah. If only she'd stop bringing up topics he has to keep secrets about.
Savannah Sparling has no time for baggage, and Cason McPherson brought home a matching set in scathing green -- with a carry-on duffel bag full of lies. He's the childhood friend who enlisted with her brother. He came home, and her brother didn't.
Balancing work with demanding clients while fulfilling a personal vendetta against Cason consumes Savannah's already full schedule -- until a series of unstoppable events leads to a collision between Savannah's work and personal lives. Her carefully structured path in the world is crushed, her own blood is spilled, and passion between her and an unlikely bedfellow ignite.
Cason and Savannah find the only the people strong enough to ...
Hatty lives on an island in the Caribbean and is afraid of mosquitos and the sea. She longs for friendship, love and the truth about her history. But she is constantly met with a wall of silence.
When Jake visits his father Murray, who is also Hatty's secret guardian, the young couple are instantly attracted to each other.
A mysterious and turbulent sexual tale of young love, deceit, jealousy and passion mixed in with the conflict of deep rooted prejudices and regret... her story begins.
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