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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Dr. Trina Parker flies to the island of Oahu for a medical conference. All she wants is for the conference to be over and to get some peace and quiet at the Lanikai beach house she rented for the week. On the first night of her stay, while taking a dip in the ocean, she gets caught underwater between two figures in a struggle - enemies, rivals, and mermen. Soon, Trina finds herself on an adventure of a lifetime. Journeys into the depths of the sea, secret cures, and an intimate relationship with a mythical creature, challenge all the science Trina has ever learned as fact. Will she choose the love of her life, her career, or get the best of both worlds?
Running with Daffodils is a collection of poetry split into two parts - one which represents the breaking, and one which represents the healing. The collection bundles all of the emotions that come with changing relationships and the human condition, and arranges them into subtle yet pungent poetry.
Hayden Blake is just like any other sixteen year old. He lives in a nice little house, on a nice little street, in a nice little town. He does his homework. He wonders what he might do with his life and he dreams of places he's never been. In fact, he dreams of places no one on Earth has ever been. When one cold winter's day, he goes to Jagged Peak, the mountain that stands as a silent
sentinel over his town, he discovers just how far his dreams can take him. Hayden is thrust into an adventure to the stars where he will discover just where he belongs... in the Blake Equation.
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Emily's life in the foundling hospital is filled with fear and despair.
Held to a societal expectation out of her control, she is made to feel unworthy.
When old enough to leave, she secures a job as a scullery maid in a wealthy household.
A chance encounter reunites her with childhood friends, including the one boy who showed her kindness years before.
Marcus could hardly forget the young girl he met while doing deliveries to the hospital. Fond memories dominate his thoughts of her. Emily is beautiful and Marcus is not the only one who has taken notice.
Trouble seems to follow Emily wherever she goes.
After false accusations are made that leaves her reputation in ruin, Emily return's to the only place she's ever felt loved.
Will Marcus find her? Can he ignore the lies and their different social standings to proclaim his love once and forevermore?
"The Foundling Chronicles: Emily's Story" and all Catharine Dobbs' novellas are ...
What happens when you love two people? Meeko was enjoying her life until Cash showed up. When her eyes landed on the sexy chocolate specimen of a man, she should've run the other way. She had a friend with benefits thing going on already. Black was her ex from high school. She got away once, but he refuses to let that happen again.
Cash and his boys Jaylon and Ceaser moved to Charlotte. They were looking for a fresh start. What they weren't looking for was waiting on them. But things take a drastic turn for the worse. And pass relationships ruin everything for them.
Genesis was dealt a rough hand in life. Her mother didn't want her. And if it wasn't for her best friend Meeko she didn't know where she'd be. She knew she had to be a hard ass to survive this unloving world. When she hooks up with Jaylon things change. That is until his pass catches up with him.
Come take a journey with these new characters. Find out if their love will last forever and how a hitta stole her heart.
Magic is dying, Humanity is losing its connection to the gods. One girl may hold the key.
Held captive by the tyrant, King Vladminir, 17-yr-old Erryn longs to escape with her sister from the regime of experimentation they have been subjected to. When her chance comes, she is devastated at being separated from her sister, fearing her dead.
Forced into hiding, Erryn takes refuge with Oracle, whose benevolent friendship she trusts implicitly. One day, she ventures too far from her hideout and is nearly captured by the king's forces. Drotonic saves her and takes her to Nija, a place of magic, where Erryn is saddened to learn that magic is dying as humanity has lost its connection to the gods.
Erryn doesn't see how she can help until Vladimir's forces invade Nija and the fire god, Zaravarn, rescues her, revealing her to be a summoner capable of restoring the gods to the people. Erryn's decision whether to take up the calling and save magic is clouded by her desire to find her ...
Mr. Fortune's Practice is a collection of mystery tales involving Reggie Fortune, a medically qualified detective (surgeon), who often deals with dark and dangerous cases including murderous obsession, police corruption, financial skullduggery, child abuse and miscarriages of justice.
Table of Contents:
The Ascot tragedy
The President of San Jacinto
The Young Doctor
The Magic Stone
The Snowball Burglary
The Leading Lady
The Unknown Murderer
Genre: Medical Length: 178 Pages (1,425 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Miranda Hathaway is the town librarian and a member of Cutler Quilt Guild Number One. She likes to read mysteries, especially Sherlock Holmes. When someone breaks into the house of another guild member, rips apart an heirloom quilted skirt, and leaves the torn pieces behind, everyone in Cutler, Pennsylvania thinks Miranda can solve the mystery!
Gabe Downing, a retired FBI agent from Boston, has recently joined the quilt guild as its first and only male member.Coincidence? Miranda doubts it but she finds herself attracted to this new man in town. He asks her to dinner and she's flattered at first, but then her suspicious mind wanders. Does he know more about the break-in than he's saying? Is he trying to find out what information she might have? Well, two can play that game!
Can Miranda and Gabe find the "Quilt Ripper" before another vintage piece is destroyed? Gabe may have experience on his side but she has her own secret weapon. The ladies of Quilt Guild Number One are on the case!
18 year old Thai-American Bree Thomas is in deep doo-doo.
Thrown out of her adoptive home just before graduation, Bree is broke and homeless, her college ambitions are ruined, and her best friend, Juju, is in the hospital with a shattered face because of her.
So, when the shadowy Meng Foundation offers Bree a free college education once she completes a two-year altruistic apprenticeship abroad, she is all in, after they agree to pay for Juju's doctor bills as part of the deal.
But when the charitable foundation gig turns out to be grueling military-style training at an isolated jungle camp, Bree realizes she's signed up to carry out daring rescue missions into backwater hellholes, delivering enslaved men, women and children to the sanctuary of Meng's private walled city, New Lingyang.
Bree becomes enamored with saving the innocent downtrodden masses until discovering that behind the philanthropic facade of New Lingyang lies a shocking truth making her complicit in Meng's horrific ...
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 ...
A human has visited the Bauer pack and a bell has been rung that cannot be unrung. One of the pack members did the unthinkable - they shifted to half-wolf in front of a human. What will become of that human? Will they become wolf or will they die for what they have seen?
The wolves of Lana's pack in America require Lana and Jorgen's attention which will bring with it a visit to America's shores.
Lana and Jorgen's interventions are final; decisions will be made, lives will be ended and someone will be Condemned by the Wolf.
Harry Ping lost his memory and quit his job as a detective, but his retirement doesn't last long--when his neighbor has a terrifying encounter with a woman made of fire, Harry takes the case. As he and his friend Trinket try to uncover the flaming woman's identity, they discover a connection to the masked crimefighters of World War II. But can Harry figure out what's going on, when he can't even come to terms with his own identity?
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.
C.R.MAY IS RAPIDLY DEVELOPING INTO ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT HISTORICAL FICTION NOVELISTS WRITING TODAY - SPEESH READS.
The year 1066 is arguably the most famous in English history. Assailed on all sides, King Harold and his doughty army finally fall to a last gasp Norman assault.
It is perhaps the very first of those fights against the odds which have entered the national psyche, of which Agincourt, Rorke's Drift and Dunkirk are but a few.
But what if Harold Godwinson had prevailed on that blood soaked ridge? Or the invasions of Harald of Norway and William of Normandy had never taken place at all?
Here, bestselling author C.R.May presents twelve short stories, each outlining widely differing ways which could easily -- and in some cases should have -- produced an entirely different timeline, alternative futures which would have had a dramatic effect on the world in which we live today.
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Heads turn when Laurel McKay Hunter gets a gig as an extra in a movie filming near her home. Why? Laurel's a dead ringer for the female lead. The next day the actress vanishes from the set.Heads turn when Laurel McKay Hunter gets a gig as an extra in a movie filming near her home. Why? Laurel's a dead ringer for the female lead. The next day the actress vanishes from the set.
The frantic director recruits Laurel to double for the missing woman while she uses her off-screen investigative talents to search for her. Despite having zero acting experience, Laurel reluctantly steps in. Then she stumbles over a dead body on the set. Is the murder connected to the actress's disappearance?
Laurel chases clues as the action moves from the historic Gold Country to sun-kissed Malibu beaches to the glamorous and sometimes seedy Hollywood scene. The intrepid detective quickly discovers all that glitters ...
Felisha Ford is looking for excitement in her life, and college seems to be the answer! She's looking forward to the HBCU culture and independence, but falling for basketball star Julian Martelle was the last thing on her mind.
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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.
The storyline of Our Friend the Charlatan is set in the countryside of England and its main character is a man in his late 20's, Dyce Lashmar. Dyce is described in this book as "the coming man" and throughout the book he tries to find a perfect woman for himself - a "new woman". Even though he is Oxford educated and portrayed as an intellectual, is his search of a perfect woman, no one is more sexist than him. This book depicts his story - his downfall.
The story of the book Men in War, written by Andreas Latzko, is set during the First World War. Andreas Latzko uses not only his powerful writing but also his own experiences to depict various points of view on the war. Describing the storylines of the characters in this book Andreas Latzko writes about the horrors of war, the lasting effects, and the crisis of morality and ethics.
Genre: War Length: 122 Pages (1,354 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
The Chronicles of Levi Jones The Discovery is the first book in a new series by debut author, Ryan Crawford. After being dismissed early from school for a three-day weekend in the small harbor town of Coralbrink, best friends Levi Lumboss and Jones Jackson try to withstand a sudden historic flash flood hurricane that changes the boy's future forever. In their attempt to survive the deadly storm they are thrown into an adventure full of mystery, intrigue, ghostly encounters, booby traps and an ancient secret that will change the fabric of time.
On her mother's side, Elma Clifford, a heroine, comes from a long line of gypsies. She is a clairvoyance who does a wild dancing act with a dangerous feather boa. Following her adventures, while on the exile to the diamond mines of South Africa, we run into identical twins of mysterious parentage, a murderous judge, bad people with secrets from the past and many other perils that follow the snake charmer.
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Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 131 Pages (234,105 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
A beautifully illustrated version of the Pilgrim's Progress designed for children ages 4 to 10, with beautiful artwork on every page and engaging text. Follow Christian on his unforgettable journey and help equip your kids to lead a life of faith as they follow the King's path to the Celestial City.
Next to the Bible, The Pilgrim's Progress is the most printed and translated book of all time. John Bunyan's ability to combine a dynamic adventure story with biblical truth has captivated the minds and hearts of children and adults for centuries. With 226 pages of captivating illustrations, Little Pilgrim's Big Journey makes this life-changing story more engaging than ever for kids.
Reviews of Little Pilgrim's Big Journey:
"Each chapter was so captivating that our kids asked for one more chapter (even though we read it before play time, not bed time!). When we reached the last page, our youngest son lamented, 'I wish it wasn't done yet.' Parents and kids alike will gain a greater ...
Just when she thought her future was settled, Loretta learned that her new husband was only trying to spite his parents for their controlling nature and was not at all interested in having a wife. For three years she endured his neglect and forced poverty until her presence was requested by the high and mighty in-laws. To her shock, she learned some disturbing news that put her in a sticky situation.
Living a long way from any family, she was forced to direct her own path taking her even farther from the security of loved ones. Just as she was about to plant roots, she heard from her absent husband with a threat to find her if she didn't return the money his parents paid her to disappear.
Again she was uprooted and went even farther west into territory where it would be difficult to find her.
Join author Geoff Sturtevant as he describes in shocking detail the famous "Franklin Park Showdown," his harrowing stint in prison, and his unlikely return to polite society. Written honestly and intimately, Memoir of a Murderer takes you deep into Orange Oaks Federal Penitentiary to re-examine justice, and group-identity behind bars.
Carney and Marney are twin girls who share almost everything. But their lives soon take different paths, both leading where they may wish they had not gone. Carney cannot help her poor decision making skills, which lead her in the wrong direction time and time again. Will she ever learn, or will it lead to her utter destruction?
Why have they come? Can they be trusted?
The tragic bombing of Winnipeg destroyed more than just the city -- it shattered Caden's walls of reality. Through the settling dust, a truth has surfaced. His entire life has been a simulation controlled by artificial intelligence.
Fleeing to the remote edge of civilization, Caden joins a group of survivors. But there has been no uprising; humans are powerless against A.I. forces. Someone, or something, has intervened in the war for planet earth. Caden remains in the dark until he is thrust into an encounter with something more staggering than conscious machines; extraterrestrials.
Why have they come? Can they be trusted?
He is going in blind, but with all other options exhausted, throwing himself at the mercy of these otherworldly visitors is his last chance for survival. It now falls on Caden's shoulders to prove the worth of the human race... and time is running out.
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Six years is a long time, but memories and his harsh teachings are what remain imprinted upon Auska's soul... and, in the end, his compassion - sacrifice - for her, a girl who was nothing more than a burden thrust upon his solitary ways.Sanctuary is safe and secure with its strict policies, offering a life anyone on the outside of its walls would kill to have; the world has only grown crueler and more dangerous through the years.The cure was a farce and, even if it hadn't been, the technology and resources have long since been depleted in the crumbling world of man. Only one true cure remains - he had it right all along...
Five ex-cons, who gave themselves a second chance. Five alphas and their curvy heroines. Five short insta love romances. Five twists.
Ex-Convict Alphas Collection is a five-part series of sweet & steamy short insta-love romances with alpha men and younger curvy women. Check out Chief, Bird, Tiger, Dragon and Leo if you enjoy protective alpha heroes and their curvy heroines who don't need a man but dying to have one. Five HEAs. NO cliffhangers.
Since the turn of the century, a substance called Æther is rising from the waters, and it is changing the world. A blessing for the industry, a curse for the people, because some of them are being changed into creatures from fairy-tales and legends. The so-called »Corrupted« are haunting the green mists, and therefore hunted and locked up in jails or asylums.
In the famous spa town Baden-Baden, young women are being poisoned by a mysterious substance. While investigating the case, Fräulein Annabelle Rosenherz uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the whole Grand Duchy of Baden.
But she is in grave danger herself, because she has a secret of her own, and while she tries to solve the murders, she finds rejection and people obsessed by power, but also love.
A steampunk novel set in the beautiful town of Baden-Baden: dally with us under the brightly lit gas lanterns, wander along the Lichtenthaler Allee, past the stately Casino towards the first class hotels and ...
Jessica Kenner knew her 11-year marriage was far from perfect. But through it all she had always felt that she and her husband, Charley, were a team. Until the day she found out about Betty, Charley's mistress. That was the day she made Charley pay for every lie and every rotten, underhanded, abusive thing he had ever done to her. But even lying dead on the basement floor, Charley was still a thorn in her side. A bottle of vodka, a quality set of carving knives, and 24 hours later the only question left was... what to do with his head.
Within the confines of a confessional, an old man recounts the sins he committed during The War of Texas Secession in the late 21st century. Throughout the conflict, his transgressions affected those closest to him in a way that he can no longer beg the pardon of the living but instead must ask for the forgiveness from the long, since dead.
America's loss in a recent World War is still an open wound on the face of its people, and the massive debt from the conflict breeds animosity within the nation. Warren, a recently discharged veteran of "The War," shares many of the sentiments his fellow Texans possess and, much to the objection of his wife, joins a local militia. He begins his tale speaking of God, family and country, but as Warren describes the suspicious and unfortunate ends of those around him, the priest recognizes a more insidious nature to the old man and realizes they never stood a chance against Warren's lethal vainglory.
Mrinalini, a native ex-dancer at the old Gold House, is harbouring a deadly secret. Together with her trusted aide Sajjan, she is secretly providing shelter in the lower echelons of the Gold House to five young men - the same men accused of the notorious cold-blooded murder of Major Harold Armitage. Fiercely patriotic and hot-blooded, the men regard Mrinalini as "Didi" and trust in her completely while waiting for a means to escape from the city. When the handsome and youthful investigating officer, Captain White, arrives at the old Gold House seeking answers to the bizzarre murder of his superior, Mrinalini finds herself at a crossroads. Will Mrinalini sacrifice the just and captivating White to prove her loyalty to her Motherland or risk being branded a traitor by her own people?
He promised his name and his protection - but he never promised his love.
Matthew Chandler built his fortune catering to the debauched antics of the ton. But one turn of the cards threatens everything he's worked hard to achieve. Suspecting foul play at the gaming table, Matthew needs time and money if he has any hope of uncovering the plot to ruin him.
When Priscilla Smythe finds herself in a compromising situation in the Holbrooks' garden, there appears to be only one option to save her reputation - marry Lord Morford. Indeed, his mother's plan to force them to wed worked perfectly. But ruination seems more appealing than a life spent with a man she doesn't love. That is until Matthew Chandler appears with an offer any respectable lady would refuse.
The game begins.
From the moment she accepted his offer, he made it clear their marriage was naught but an opportunity to beat their opponents. Theirs was to be a marriage of convenience. But he underestimated the lady's ...
Arjun's recent trip to the Gurudongmar Lake ends in a happy note. Riding to the North Sikkim on his motorbike has been an ethereal experience to Arjun. Arjun is a banker cum biker. He is young, in his twenties and loves crazy bike rides to the mountains. Chamki is esoteric in her own way. She loves her simple life in a village and treats trees as her best friends. But the construction of new highways is killing her friends every day. While returning to home from the trip Arjun has lost something on his way. As all the lost things find its way and turns up in someone's' life, the lost object changes Arjun's and Chamki's life forever. She and Arjun belong to the same age group but they have very different lifestyles. An object of apparent little value brings storming effect in two strangers' calm and secure life. Will they recover ever?
Genre: Family Life Length: 90 Pages (901 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
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 ...
The Iron Woman is a novel of manners set in the 19th century fictional locale of Mercer, an Ohio River community that represents Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The novel tells the story of Mrs. Maitland, a leathery old widow who owns and operates an iron mill. Her devotion to a Puritanical work ethic alienates her son Blair, who though he stands to inherit the business, is headstrong and in love with Elizabeth Ferguson, a match Mrs. Maitland disapproves of.
How far would you go to hide the truth...
Rod Cameron is a producer and director of television documentaries for the BBC, a job that has taken him all over the country.
But now, for the first time, a job takes him back home to his native parish of Abercon in Argyll.
Recuperating from a recent bout of illness, Cameron soon conceives of what will be his most ambitious film to date - the story behind the fabulous, and extremely valuable, Jacobite treasure of Glenfinnan.
But as he begins to collect data for his script, Cameron becomes aware of curious undercurrents in the otherwise placid Abercon.
There's something just not quite right about the town.
Is the present inhabitant of the Old Manse, Cameron's childhood home, all that she seems to be?
Cameron's first meeting with Miss Grant seems a bit too polished, his host a tad too gracious... what is she hiding beneath her veneer of genial respectability?
And what's more, why are two actors serving as Miss Grant's butler and ...
Much like we observe and collect data about our environment, wildlife, and endangered species, the Data Collectors were sent here to collect and report back information about us. At one time, humans lived on many planets, in many solar systems; but now we are endangered, and currently live on a single planet... Earth. The Data Collectors are trying to determine what is causing our near extinction to save humans as a species. Meanwhile, special interest groups would rather see the human race die off sooner, rather than later. After all, if they can preserve what natural resources we have left, Earth is prime intergalactic real estate.
You would think that Spence and Treasure would have the perfect marriage after all they went through in part one of this series... Think again. The couple is back in action, but they just can't seem to get on the same page. When a high stakes case comes in, and Spence chooses another partner over Treasure, all hell breaks loose. Will their marriage make it? Or will the secrets and lies between them cause a permanent break in their union?
The latest Scott Harris action thriller from the twisted mind of Kenneth James Allen
"You are more than you think, Mr. Harris."
Scott's life has spiraled out of control. The Identity app has transformed him from stationery salesman into coldhearted killer. With more questions than answers, and on the run from Zero Division, Xavier whisks him away to an abandoned military installation to set the record straight.
Scott learns of his true purpose and meets others like him that Xavier has discovered. There is a war brewing, and they are getting in the way of Zero Division's plans. When the installation comes under attack, Scott comes face to face with the person trying to kill Xavier.
And it's someone he would never have imagined.
Scott's capable of so much more.
He's got skills that can save his life.
If only he can remember what they are.
His Mothers Four have been keeping a secret... With the lines between reality and dreams collapsing, Ambrosia learns about a past he can't remember and didn't know was forgotten, while the fragile balance of a planet and a soul is riddled by chaotic events and tragedy. In the fourth installment of the Worlds Beyond Scripture series, our protagonist is off to Europe to meet Regina and discover the meaning of the words haunting him. Will she be able to help solve the mystery? Or will he succumb to the presence following him before he ever reaches her?
A former Legionnaire had been working as a journalist in Paris. He meets a mysterious American by chance when the later sails into a quiet fishing village nestled in a remote Andalusian bay. The yachtsman, also a former Legionnaire, explained that he had been working in private security and he tells a story which at first seems to be fictitious. However, the journalist began to question what he had been told. The violent deaths of an elderly Swiss gentleman and two of his gamekeepers in a lonely house in the English Shires serve as the catalyst. The various strands of the frightening story begin to come together. What follows is a life-and-death hunt for a secret which had its birth amid the destruction of Berlin in 1945.There are those within the security services of the Middle East, Europe and the United States who struggle to come to terms with the enormity of the situation. There are others within the corridors of power who wish to prevent that secret from seeing the light of day. ...
Green symbolizes so much in our lives. Go. Envy. Money. Nature. Luck.
Enter me, Erik, and ironically, I only represent one shade of green. Go. Run to the store? Yes. Stay late? Yes. Walk the neighbor's dog? Uh, okay. It didn't matter who asked from my mother to my boss. Everything is a green light. I wish my life is more than this daily retail rerun and TV dinner repeat, but that's my life and it blows.
Until I meet her. Kris Shade. She's amazing. Sexy, geeky, perfect. Is this a dream?
Alpha Males? Over them. Cheaters? Never again.
I thought I had it all when I found out my husband was cheating on me. And with his secretary, nonetheless. Running into Erik when my world was going to crap was the best thing that had happened to me in months. A shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent to, and someone to hang out when I don't want to go "clubbing" with my friends.
A bowl of D20's, a stack of character sheets, and zero pressure to be someone I'm not? Erik is everything I ...
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"Dracula" is the tale of Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
"The Jewel of Seven Stars" tells the tale of Malcolm Ross, a young barrister, pulled into an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy.
"The Man" (The Gates of Life)" is a gothic tale of Stephen, young girl raised as tomboy, and her childhood friend Harold. As many of their close ones die in tragic accidents, through the deaths, Stephen and Harold grow closer.
"The Lady of the Shroud" - Rupert Saint Leger inherits his uncle's estate on condition that he lives for a year in his uncle's castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains. One wet night, he is visited in the castle by a pale woman ...
Every hood has a fairy tale but not one like Nassir and Aria. Some times the terrible things happen to bring you to something great. Nassir has an undeniable connection to Aria from the day he met her. All bets are off and his guard is down that usually closes off his heart but just when he opens up betrayal proves him wrong. A chain of unexpected events brings these two together and closer than ever expected. Nassir is the boss in these Brooklyn streets and Hood Royalty to many but he thinks he is ready to pass it down and walk away now that he has found the leading lady of his dreams. With his family complete he wants to live happily with them. When happiness is found there will always be something threatening to take it. Devastating events, lies, secrets and dark pasts somehow birthed a love so rare nothing else could describe it other than beautiful chaos. Will Nassir and Aria make it through everything coming at their union? Is the love they have as strong as they believe? Will ...
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...
Beatrice is a timid, private, and restless young woman from an upper middle class Glasgow family. Her mother's death leaves her an orphan with no close relatives. In months following her mother's death, Beatrice struggles to find a new place for herself. Comes Christmas, Beatrice doesn't feel welcomed at her half-brother's family she considers snobbish, so she chooses to spend holidays with a friendly country family. Having finally found a place she can feel comfortable and be herself, Beatrice builds her confidence and makes new friends.
In this first book of a new historical mystery series, a young art historian faces a tough choice in German-occupied Norway.
"Artful prose and at a pace that makes for a can't-put-down, first-class literary voyage."-Melissa Dalton-Bradford, bestselling author of Global Mom
Oslo, 1944. Soli Hansen's passion for art history is and always has been a way of life for her. While she spends her days working in an art shop, WWII is taking its toll on everyone. Apprehensive of the consequences, Soli avoids becoming entangled in the war resistance efforts. She closes her eyes in hopes the enemy will retreat and leave her beautiful country for good.
But when a woman is found dead in the alley alongside the art shop and a painting from the last auction goes missing, Soli is thrown into the thickest of the fray involving both Nazi art theft and the Norwegian resistance.
Once Soli finds her courage, there's no turning back. Her personal life is turned upside-down with danger, lies, spying, and ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 191 Pages (2,828 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
In a future where the sky is going dark, can two outcasts find the strength to make a difference?
The future is not a safe place. When Tay Maslov was a girl she lived in New York State, and her playground was the sun-drenched fields of her parents' farm. But all that changed the day the Servitors came, looking for new recruits for their master, the Archon Jeremiah of Brooklyn.
The vampires -- or Elders -- rule the cities now, and hardly any humans are left out in the wilderness. All the land is given over to the bizarre animal-like Shifters. The Elders run the Blood Banks, enforce Blood Donations, as well as the Blood Clubs and the culls of insurgents. When Tay Maslov, many years later and now a vampire herself, servant to her Archon Jeremiah, refuses to go after humans, she is cast down.
Forced to become a Feral, hated by all. It is in this state that she meets Kaiden, himself a creature of the night, but far different from her.
Who will survive what comes next?
NOTE: The ...
Meet the Wrights. 13 Siblings. Movie star parents. Love and Chaos at its best.
Hayley has always been there
She's my best friend,
My oasis from the craziness of my life
After one of the greatest losses I've experienced
She was there like she always is
Then we're falling into bed together
For me it feels like it was always meant to be
But she can't runaway fast enough
I chase after her, all the way to Mexico
I'm determined to prove to her how great things could be for us
She's my forever, I just have to prove it to her
Matt and Hayley's steamy romance an interconnected, standalone and the second book in The Wrights series. This title was formerly known as Moonshot Desire.
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Genre: Family Life Length: 272 Pages (3,413 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
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. ...
Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings travel to Merlinville-sur-Mer, France, to meet Paul Renauld, who has requested their help. Upon arriving at his home, the Villa Genevieve, local police greet them with news that he has been found dead that morning. Renauld had been stabbed in the back with a letter opener and left in a newly dug grave adjacent to a local golf course. His wife, Eloise Renauld, claims masked men broke into the villa at 2 am, tied her up, and took her husband away with them. Upon inspecting his body, Eloise collapses with grief at seeing her dead husband. Monsieur Giraud of the Sûreté leads the police investigation, and resents Poirot's involvement; Monsieur Hautet, the Examining Magistrate, is more open to sharing key information with him.
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I admit it. I'm a manwhore... and proud of it.
But I'm not a total asshole. The women always know where they stand. They're a booty call -- nothing more. Everything out in the open. That's my way.
Except have a secret, one that could ruin my career. A man who writes romance novels has to be perfect, like the men in the books. It's what fans expect.
... and I'm not.
It could all come out at Southern Book Bash, one of the biggest author signings of the year. There's only one person I can trust, one person who will help me do what needs to be done and keep my secret hidden from my readers.
My best friend and personal assistant, Rebecca Rhodes.
But when I ask her to put her issues aside in favor of mine, she flat-out refuses, quits, and throws my world upside down.
I've been in love with Dimitri since I was fifteen years old. Yes, I know what he is. I've never had expectations from him. He's my best friend, and I'm okay with ...
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
He's a billionaire, hurt in the past. She's a country girl with no idea who he is. Will a case of mistaken identity lead to happily ever after or will his well-intentioned charade ruin everything?
All women ever want from Sebastian Schultz is his family's money, which is why he's avoided dating like the plague. Then Genevieve Willis walks into the Schultz building, ranting about her meeting with the cold fish head of the company, unaware that's exactly who she's speaking to. Immediately drawn to her beauty and sense of humor, Sebastian can't resist this opportunity to finally get to know a woman without the stigma of the Schultz name. So he introduces himself as Kurtis from the Public Relations department, then implores his playboy younger brother to act as president in his place.
Genevieve can't believe her luck landing her dream job, though she's not looking forward to working with Sebastian, whose reputation as being distant and unapproachable precedes him. But she's pleasantly ...
The last thing hockey star Julian Smith expected to find on a trip to Europe was the love of his life.
Yet the moment he saw Wioletta Dabrowski, he knew he'd found the one.
But is two days enough to convince her to take a chance on him and give up her old life?
Falling for Gravity is a standalone novella in the Ice Tigers Hockey Romance series. Pick up Falling for Gravity and discover this exciting new series today!
In 1865 General Lew Wallace encounters the assassin John Wilkes Booth as a judge at the trial of his co-conspirators. In 1879 as Governor of the New Mexico Territory, he becomes embroiled in the capture of Billy the Kid, and in 1889 at the peak of his literary success, Wallace meets the most heinous of all his nemeses: Jack the Ripper.
Shock for shock, the third volume in the Ben Hur trilogy brings together all elements of the previous stories -- and gives the aging author of Ben Hur one last challenge to his moral integrity.
Is Wallace facing a fraud and imposter? Has Jack the Ripper helped John Wilkes Booth escape capture?
The author of Ben Hur met some of the most dangerous men of the 19th century.
Author William Russo has told each story: When J. Wilkes Booth Met Ben Hur, When Billy the Kid Met Ben Hur -- and now the last volume of the trilogy -- When Jack the Ripper Met Ben Hur.
Treasure is going undercover. Her boss Ross says she is good at what she does. As she attempts to take down a big time drug dealer, murderer, and pimp, she falls for one of his employees, Spence.
While attempting to gain Meelz trust, she has to do things she wouldn't normally do. She becomes mesmerized by Spence's devilishly good looks and muscular physique. As she be begins to get closer to closing the case, Meelz is getting closer to figuring things out.
And if he does, there will be two dead cops. Read it and let's see what happens.
A missing king, rumors of war coming from the north, and a southern prince determined to preserve the peace that has lasted a generation. An agent, known only as The Traveler, is sent across time and space to protect a prince in a medieval era while keeping her true origins a secret. The prince, along with four loyal companions, journey north to find a missing king who can provide stability to a strategic realm. The Traveler must quickly earn the trust of this small group and finds herself growing attached to the one man distrusted the most. As the group heads north, it quickly becomes clear that things are not what they seem.
Have you ever looked at a piece of art, or closed a book, and found yourself left with deep, profound feelings?
Often our lives resonate with unexpected beauty. For Marie, wandering an art museum is like wandering the hearts of artists, seeing their trials and tribulations on display, a chronicle of their efforts to make sense of this messy affair called life.
In this illustrated collection of thirty-six poems, Marie wanders two European cities looking for an answer:
what does it mean to live?
This is a collection of ekphrastic poetry.
For jobbing actor Simon Trevanion, landing a role in the film Charlie by the Sea seemed like a dream opportunity to further his rollercoaster career. It was to be the debut feature film for Britain's best loved TV comic, Charlie Rumbold, and looked set to be a sure a fire box office success.
But when Simon gets involved in incidents from the comedian's past, involving the mysterious death of a girl on the Isle of man seventeen years before, a blackmail note, and then a near escape from death himself when he finds a stumbles across a body at a caravan park near Southend, Simon quickly realises that he has got himself into very hot water and has to ask himself the question: Who is Charlie Rumbold?
An arranged marriage. Abuse. Murder. Giuliana De Marco experienced it all.
Giuliana had made her family a promise to marry Vinnie Rossi. But, the constant abuse was too much to honor the family obligation. After careful planning, with the help of her two best friends, Giuliana decided to run from her forever.
When Giuliana boarded a plane to escape her reality, she never expected Cole Forte to turn her life upside down. She was drawn to him, but had to protect herself. His persistence eventually pushed Giuliana to open her heart and consider a life beyond the turbulence of her past.
Cole knew right away that she was the one. He had vowed to never be in a committed relationship again, but one look from Giuliana changed him forever.
Will secrets from the past throw them together or rip them apart? They both have to make decisions; should they listen to their hearts and take a chance at love or possibly face a lifetime of loneliness? They eventually chose love, but never expected ...
Genre: Romance Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Notable author, Paul B. Kohler's wild imagination and wicked sense of creativity come to the forefront in his latest collection of expertly crafted short stories. With each one eerily more fascinating than the last, you'll discovery themes ranging from the modernizing of the age-old mythology of Cupid -- to the prospects of the soul in the afterlife -- to an inconceivable connection of fraternal twins. Each story being a nugget of excitement and something to look forward to!
[... ] The Fenelon family members regained their composure but one question remained: Why would anybody want to kidnap the remains of Mama Ideniese? She was not a celebrity, nor a politician; she was just a wife and a mother. They will never figure it out. They were drinking vervain tea to calm and settle their nerves when the ring-ring-ring of the phone startled everybody. Tracas Fenelon, still shaky from the loss of the corpse of his wife, picked up the phone. Within seconds, he turned pale, deathly pale; he hang up after a brief conversation. Everyone else wanted to hear.- They're asking 20,000 American dollars for her return. This is a real kidnapping, he said turning to his children. [... ]
Lyric Taylor enjoys the hobby of Civil War reenacting, until an impulsive purchase thrusts her into 1862 Sharpsburg, Maryland, and severely alters her point-of-view. Alone in a war-torn world, a case of mistaken identity provides Lyric with security in the very appealing form of Garrett Ramsey.
While Union and Confederate troops hurtle toward the single bloodiest day of the American Civil War, Lyric stands to lose the man she overcame lifetimes to find and a past, present and a future, decided for her long before time began.
Genre: Romance Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
An unexpected jackpot win, a handsome new villager, and an angry landlord...
When Allie Day wins three-quarters of a million pounds in a mysterious jackpot, she attempts to help out her friend Bree, owner of her favorite Cotswolds cafe.
"Winters will have you giggling into your book!"
But instead of making things better, Allie's attempts to help lead her into hot water - and straight to a dead body!
Before she knows it, Allie is accused of murder, and written up in the local papers as a killer - and worse, she seems to be in the real killer's crosshairs!
When the killer tries to strike again, Allie decides to take matters into her own hands, and with the help of her sister Jackie, clean up the whole mess.
But will Allie and Jackie's nosing around lead them into more trouble? And can Allie successfully convince the handsome Detective Inspector to help them out?
Praise for A.R. Winters:
"The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery." - ...
The Retreatby Anne Morgellyn(Lume Books) Price verified 10 hours ago
Detective Inspector Mackie Divine has been hardened by decades in the Metropolitan Police Force. After years of loyal service, she faces suspension and is approached by an agent of the Special Intelligence Services for a surveillance operation.
The case takes her to an isolated château in Brittany, France.
She will be a guest of The Retreat, a community of social misfits, led by Peter Roman, a charismatic philosopher and therapist.
Her task is to gain the trust of Roman and his group, and to investigate Babel - a group of extreme right-wing influential figures hell bent on organising terrorist attacks and causing civil unrest - who regularly gather at The Retreat.
Mackie fails to take their presence seriously... until a series of arson and racially provoked attacks take place in the neighbouring town. Soon riots begin across Europe: Berlin, Milan and Marseilles are in flames. With tensions escalating and time running out, Mackie is ordered to keep her head down and eyes up.
They destroyed their homeworld
Billions of years ago, an ancient society turned a beautiful flower into a weapon that consumed all types of life, animals, bacteria, and minerals. After the creators lost control of the first of these creations, it multiplied, covering the world with millions of these flowers that grew to the size of cities. They used a telepathic ability to manipulate enemies in to serve them, and vines with razor-sharp thorns laced with acid to break muscle, bone, and objects into a consumable slime. Once these monsters consumed all the animals, insects, birds, plants, and people, they began eating away at the planet itself, digging into the core until it exploded, sending debris across the universe carrying the seeds of these monsters.
Now they are here
Riley Mosley, a distraught reporter, trying to revitalize her career, discovered that these monstrous plants had been on Earth eating humans for years. Riley went on a personal mission to destroy these flowers. ...
Of his many secrets, the most dangerous might just be an old lover.
Lord Fyre's life is so secretive even his lovers, Garrett and Kitten, know him only by the alias Thomás Stephanopoulos. An international résumé as a dark operative led to him being a wanted man in many countries - dead or alive. When his past catches up with him, the anonymity he's found at Lewd Larry's BDSM Fetish Fantasy Night Club may no longer keep him safe.
Learning his twin brother is in grave danger, Thomás must return to Paris to save him despite the dangers to himself. But the cat and mouse intrigue he left behind isn't his only challenge. A past lover known for her penchant for poisons may be the greatest danger he's ever faced after she discovers his death was staged and she has been mourning a man very much alive. Vowing revenge, she sets her sights on those he loves.
Meanwhile, the secret Kitten is keeping from both of her Masters may tear the ménage apart from within.
Author Note: This version ...
Genre: Romance Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
"There are still thirty-thousand Doubloons buried that'll never see the light of day!"
The Sopranos meets Pirates of the Caribbean
Turmoil and Betrayal are the first two episodes in the five-part Pirates of Nassau serial. This bloody tale of friendship and foes is perfect for readers who enjoy a humorous, drama-filled, fast, fun read.
Everyone knows what goes on at sea but what about on shore. On an island where pirates rule and kidnapping and murder are a way of life, a turf war is brewing. The once idyllic island of Nassau is awash with buccaneers, bandits and mercenaries all with their own agendas. The infamous Captain Kidd hangs on the gallows, the secrets of his buried treasure taken to the grave with him or at least that's what most think.
Isaac Carver isn't like most. He has something that no one else in Nassau does, and he's determined to use it to find that treasure. To do this, he'll need to enlist help from some of Nassau's notorious residents, avoid capture and try to ...
"They call it a life spile, a machine that steals the blood from the veins of children. They're using it to live forever, Faron, and they have your sister."
In a world where the powerful live forever by feeding off the blood of children, Faron discovers that his missing sister was taken by the Archons of Vam Aranath to fuel their perverse immortality. Risking everything, Faron escapes his slavery and sets out to find their secret world and, somehow, bring it down to save her.
What he finds, though, is not a bloodthirsty cult hunting for children in the night. The same immortals who took his sister are doing everything in their power to save the world from the growing Veil. Without them, the world will come to a certain extinction. Now, he must choose a side and decide what, and who, he's willing to sacrifice to do what's right.
The Growing Veil Series, a grimdark fantasy novel with a subtle retelling of the origin of vampires, is a story of blood, sacrifice, and inheritance, ...
This is the story of a young woman who leaves home under duress and joins the Union Army in Baltimore, Maryland during the American Civil War. Pretending to be a male soldier, she fights at the Battle of Gettysburg, is later discovered to be a woman, and is discharged. She is then requested by military leadership to become a spy in the Confederate Capital of Richmond. Her life path is changed forever by the challenges she faces during the war.
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 ...