In this fictional retelling of the JFK assassination, the author of "Oswald's Odyssey" brings three mysterious characters to life: the supposed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, his killer Jack Ruby, and a close friend of Oswald's wife Marina. These pivotal characters reveal how they were involved, knowingly and unknowingly, in the conspiracy to kill the president. In this fact-based novel we learn what really happened to Oswald on his mysterious visit to Mexico City just weeks before the assassination; we follow Jack Ruby during his tormented two days leading up to the murder of Oswald; and we hear from a friend of the Oswalds after the assassination, as she comes to terms with her own role in the conspiracy. In "The Grassy Knoll" Culver painstakingly recreates the lives and personalities of the people who were caught up in this American tragedy.
Best chums Nancy and Beverly get a surprise trip to the city for graduation. Excitement at being on their own, free to watch Tyrone Power and Loretta Young at the movies, soon becomes tempered by a huge storm moving in, and a killer on the loose called the Creeper. Not about to let the storm dampen their weekend, they decide to make their own fun with some phone calls. But what they don't know, is they may be dialing up murder...
Some holiday traditions are meant to be broken.
I swore I'd never love again.
I'd never even let anyway get close enough to try.
Not after -- well, not after Christmas was ruined forever, six years ago.
I won't let myself get hurt like that again. Not ever.
But then one slick December night I literally fall into the arms of my neighbor, Dash, and my icy heart can't seem to help melting.
And when I hear that he's got his own sad story, I find that I'm falling again -- for him.
This Christmas romance is short but sweet -- and sexy AF. Heat up your holidays with Holly and Dash in this standalone short story.
Can a spirit from beyond be responsible for what is happening at Belle Magnolia?
As per an urgent request from an old friend, Madeline Donovan, her father, and Hugh Scott, find themselves at the auspicious mansion of Belle Magnolia, located in the heart of New Orleans.The atmosphere is enchanting, the city exciting, but the events taking place at Belle Magnolia are frightening enough to have sent most of the staff running from the residence.
Marie Laveau, a voodoo priestess, long deceased, is apparently wielding power from the grave, causing it to be put under a curse. It is now up to Madeline, and her friends to find out, who or what, is responsible for the attacks, and the threats that have been directed toward the family. Their journey will begin in the French Quarter, where all manner of people roam the streets, and where no one sleeps. The undercurrent of the city brings voodoo, drugs, and crime flourishing amidst the beautiful area. Tragedy will strike soon after they arrive, ...
A young soldier, lost, abandoned, and left for dead, makes a terrible bargain to escape. This dark pact sets in motion events that will threaten the future of the world and thrust Saul onto a path could damn him for all eternity.
Elias Glover has never known anything other than a life of isolation and routine. He has no friends, no relationship, no concern for matters of anyone beyond himself, and this suits him just fine.
This life of solitude is soon disrupted and Elias' ordered life is thrown into chaos by a force beyond his control. The presence of a beautiful, mysterious woman turns Elias' life upside-down and sweeps him up into a world he has never known. The mystery woman brings to life something in him he has never before experienced: the ability to live and love.
This newfound happiness is strange and wonderful, but is it real? Is the woman Elias discovers he cannot live without real or just a dream? Is there any way he can possibly be certain which answer is the truth? The answer to these questions will shake Elias to his very core and change his life forever.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 107 Pages (308 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
It is the end of the world, as far as Gabriel is concerned.Only a knight for a few months and he already finds himself at the center of a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom he is sworn to protect, as well as his own life.
Exiled for his own safety, Sir Gabriel travels with three other knights to an island kingdom on a mission of diplomacy. They arrive in a land filled with plenty of conspiracies of its own. It is a place of wealth and prosperity with a dark secret even the people of the island are unaware of. A legendary king, thousands of years old, lives among the people, plotting a terrible revenge.
Stumbling onto the nature of this secret, Gabriel and his companions join forces with the local elves, who are being hunted to extinction by the king. What is at stake is not just the survival of the islands or the world, but existence itself.
But how can four knights and a handful of elves stand against a being powerful enough to murder gods?
In 2004 in the small town of North Lawrence, Ohio a haunted attraction opened by the name of Dark Wind Woods. Over the next five Halloweens, those involved in the project succeeded in blowing the minds of and scaring the hell out of all who dared enter.
Inspired by the sets and characters of Dark Wind Woods, the thirteen stories contained within this book celebrate and pay homage to one of the greatest horror attractions the world has never known.
Seth and Caroline return to Key Largo in search of a home, only to discover the first blonde doll. Soon Seth is embroiled in a search for a killer which will take him from Dubrovnik to Monte Carlo, then back to Miami. Seth's tender connection with a suspect leads him to confront demons from his childhood, in the most powerful Seth Halliday yet. As Sonny contemplates his future with Katarina, and Sanchez awaits his wedding to Anne Marquez, Seth makes a decision which will change his life forever.
Pissed-off inter-dimensional demons threaten to overrun the world, and only one man can stop them: perpetually nervous, paper-eating valedictorian Amadeus Brunmeier.
But he is suspected of killing his father, his best friend calls him a frightened rabbit, and the girl he loves thinks he's nothing but a mouth-breathing weirdo.
To prove everyone wrong, Amadeus begins a perilous journey that takes him from the Rocky Mountains to the Cambodian jungle and back. Along the way, Amadeus must evade his murderous pursuers as he unravels the mysteries of his father's clandestine teleportation research.
Fortunately, he has help from his computer-hacking best friend Grassal, a shadowy government agent named Gravity, Holden Jones, a bunker-dwelling engineer in need of a test pilot, and Jones' lovely, unstable daughter Lilly.
Mayhem, danger, and deception abound. Amadeus' powerful enemies have brought the world to the brink of apocalypse, and Amadeus must bring it back... or die trying.
Jason Meyers, a Midwestern History teacher, becomes overwhelmed with foreboding as he watches his government grow more and more polarized. The differences between opposing sides in Washington are night and day, and the stakes are higher than ever. Along with many others, Meyers believes that the president's policies will destroy the nation. Unwilling to go quietly, Meyers, in spite of his relative insignificance, does the only thing he believes he can do; he writes a manifesto; one that will change the continent forever.
Genre: Political Length: 276 Pages (576 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
We have always been able to look at the moon, but not to touch it; and so it has been left to our imaginations to tell us what it might be like to travel there. Until 20 July 1969, that is, when Neil Armstrong took his giant leap for mankind. On that day, reality rudely displaced imagination, and innumerable stories, myths and dreams about the moon were abruptly rendered obsolete.
This anthology sets out to recover the fantasy moon, bizarre and gorgeous, divine and satirical, to which the Apollo programme put an end, through extracts of imagined voyages stretching back over thousands of years. Our protagonists travel by means of waterspouts, dreams, flying chariots, balloons, rockets, antigravity and an enormous cannon; the moons at which they arrive are at war with the sun, filled with the world's forgotten treasures or riddled with caves. And they are inhabited by a dizzying range of creatures, ranging from benevolent giants to huge amphibious beasts -- and hives full of ...
From the author of the highly acclaimed Sean Kruger Series, comes a thrilling new adventure!
Featuring ex-Marine sniper and retired CIA operator, Michael Wolfe.
Somebody wants Wolfe, and his ex-Mossad girlfriend, Nadia Picard, dead. When an attempt to assassinate them in Barcelona, Spain goes awry, they manage to find their way back to Wolfe's rustic property in remote southern Missouri unscathed. Not one to hide from a threat, Wolfe aggressively starts using his training and skills to find out who tried to eliminate them in Barcelona, but more importantly -- why.
Filled with well-crafted characters and the trademark twists and turns of a J.C. Fields novel, A Lone Wolf will keep you turning the pages late into the night.
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Emma has lived in the small Amish community of Faith's Lake for all eighteen years of her life. The oldest of five girls, she takes on the burden on household responsibility when her mother falls gravely ill. As her mother's condition worsens, she must accompany her into the English world as they seek medical treatment despite the disapproval of the community.
While her mother receives treatment, Emma ventures out into the strange unknown world of cars and mobile phones, and finds herself cornered by street performers heckling her for money. Terrified, she doesn't know what to do. Then a large man comes to her defense and scares the performers away.
As Emma turns to thank her savior, he looks at her dismissively and walks away. Angered and upset, Emma returns to the hospital and finds him there too. She discovers that his name is Michael and he's a woodcutter who works on the hospital grounds. While her mother gets treated, Emma takes her lunch out to the grounds every day and ...
No matter what, trouble always comes round.
Troy is a simple man. He loves three things more than anything else in this world: his job, his bike, and his mother. But when Sadie Powers, a beautiful young woman, starts coming to the gym he owns, he thinks he might have found number four on that list.
Until a dark force lurking in the shadows threatens to pull the two of them apart.
Leaning Towards Trouble Series
Book 1 - Trouble
Book 2 - Discord
Book 3 - Tenacity
Genre: Romance Length: 232 Pages (5,390 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Captain Gary Damon is a thirty-seven-year-old African-American heroic firefighter who keeps feeling the guilt of his fiancée's death because she had died in a fire incidence that occurred after the plane she boarded crashed in Lagos. As a result, he finds it very difficult to move on since her death and it affects his demeanor at work adversely. So much that his company's management thinks he is suffering from PTSD and recommends a forceful leave for him.
Instead, Captain Damon finds himself being drawn into action on the very first day of his leave, and then he encounters business tycoon, Eleanor Richards, a thirty-four-year-old white American, inside her burning Spa.
He rescues her from the fire and she rescues his soul from the eternal damnation of not finding love.
This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA and the book contains language, situations, or images appropriate for readers over 18 years of age only!
Running a successful rose-growing business with her mother-in-law feels to Ingrid like the ideal career until a dark secret from her husband's past rips through the family's peaceful world.
Ingrid sets out to find answers, not dreaming where the journey will take her. Fancy restaurants and health spas give way to the sordid history of apartheid South Africa, which brings her back to her husband Warren, his parents, and the deep-rooted deception of the whole town.
In the face of such betrayal, and taking into account her two teenage daughters, Ingrid must make the hardest decision of her life or lose her only hope of happiness.
Genre: Family Life Length: 313 Pages (445 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Jack Strong hopes this road trip will bring the answers he so desperately seeks. He has found quite accidentally, a strong box in his basement wall. They appear to be old documents suggesting linkage to the Civil War era. On further inspection, they are signed by A. Lincoln. This sets off a wild trip with unexpected consequences for Jack; Amber; and others.
Take a tour of America while sampling original documents from Lincoln and Washington.
Central City has fallen on bad times, The Police force is now run by the corrupt.
But there are still a few, who respect the badge.
A drive by shooting of young Chloe brings Detective Harry Morgan into the sorry affair.
The law of the city under new Crime Boss the dark Allegra Renetti, stops Morgan from getting justice for Chloe. So he and a band of like minded Detectives take to the Streets, to stop Allegra once and for all and get justice for yet another innocent victim of their dark city.
An ocean of stories. Now at your fingertips.
The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic. It contains within it numerous fables, anecdotes and pieces of practical wisdom that make up what we today call Indian culture.
Two thousand tales from this ocean of Vedic literature are now being retold for your reading pleasure. Crisp, comprehensive, contextual.
In Volume 25 you will find stories such as:
- The Difference Between a Tree and a Cane
- The Slenderness of Hope
- The Root of All Power
- Animosity Between Friends
- The Importance of Forethought
And many more. Whether you're a casual reader of mythology or a die-hard fanatic, this is a must-read.
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 114 Pages (2,449 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
This is a book of historical fiction about a young man who lives in the real coastal town of Aransas Pass, Texas, 20 minutes north of Corpus Christi. Although the details about Hurricane Harvey and many of the physical locations are real, the story centers around the fictional life of Paul, who is totally reliant upon his cell phone, the internet, and his jeep. He enjoys spending as much time as possible on the beach in Port Aransas, just 15 minutes away, as well as his much-loved online gaming world. Life as he knows it is about to be turned upside down. Follow along with Paul as he rides out the storm with Matt (a new friend) and Eli (a homeless man). Along the way, Matt's wife, Jen, joins them, as well as Sarah, who quickly becomes a good friend to Paul. For two weeks he and his new friends deal with the new challenges; lacking in both electricity and running water during the hottest part of the summer along the Texas Coastline. Attitudes will be changed along with daily life, ...
Christmas was fast approaching at the conclusion of Eight Blonde Dolls, and A Candy Red Christmas finds Seth and Caroline off to South America for a holiday both love. However, with Harry's time possibly running short, and Candy in need of the forgiveness she cannot find within herself, neither has ever seen a Christmas more in need of miracles.
Nathaniel Valentine lives his life like a ghost, unnoticed, overlooked, without friends, without family. But on his birthday, Nathaniel will get the gift he always wanted: to be important.
It will be the worst day of his life.
When he is attacked in his apartment, Nathaniel is saved by the volatile karma policeman Sol, a conflicted guardian of the very humans he despises. He has been searching for a quarter century for Nathaniel, who he believes is destined to stop a monster. But Sol is just as dangerous as the creature he is ushering Nathaniel toward, and he has no love for his charge. As they travel the world beside this one hunting the monster, Nathaniel unravels the mystery of Sol's past, what the karma policeman is hiding, and what fuels his anger at humanity. With each step, Nathaniel's peril increases, leading him to an ultimate confrontation which may give him everything he's ever wanted... but destroy him in the process.
Includes a special preview of "The Book Of Doors," ...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 375 Pages (3,464 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Angela Fleetwood has her hands full trying to solve a muder and keep an innocent boy out of jail. But the deeper she digs, the stranger things get. From a dead 67 year-old woman the ME claims has the body of a 30-something, to the wild-haired freak who keeps lurking in the old lady's yard at night--it's going to take all of her wits and courage to get down to the truth.
If you love a good murder mystery with a paranormal twist, you'll love The Pendant.
Maggie's peaceful, comfortable way of life is over.
Suddenly she is able to do things she shouldn't be able to do; things she never dreamed were possible.
She finds herself in the middle of a battle between two groups and in the line of fire.
Can she get through the secrets and lies to find the side of good?
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A young boy fleeing his home to become a Healer and a mysterious warrior's daughter become reluctant travelling companions as they realise they need each other to achieve their goals.
In this fantasy, adventure novel the two reluctant travelling companions find that the world does not work as they had thought. Will they be able to overcome their flaws to succeed in their quests? Only time will tell...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 143 Pages (772 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Being shoved out of a castle tower is a terrible way to die...
A close friend of the mystery-solving foursome is murdered when he's pushed out of a window of the castle's clock tower minutes before their planned meeting in a Cardiff pub.
Jill, Marie, Angela, and Jo are wondering why Nick is late for their meeting in a pub on the first day of their vacation. He lives in Amsterdam and is always on time. Jill feels a sense of dread when she sees two men in suits enter the pub and ask the bartender a question. The men are pointed their way as they're the only Americans inside. The detective inspectors introduce themselves to the foursome, hoping to question them only to find that Jill's team begins their own search for Nick's killer. The mystery follows them through Wales and on to Edinburgh as the team tries to figure out just who Nick is. He's not who they thought he was and so is that the key to his murder?
Along the way, Jill experiences a few murder attempts. A new police force ...
Madame Ruby, gypsy fortune teller in the city of Chicago, makes headlines in the Chicago Tribune when she predicts a Halloween murder in the old haunted house in Lincoln Park. She also lays down a challenge for Madeline Donovan to attend a séance on that night and thwart the murderer.
Madeline dismisses the challenge until she receives a note from the sisters who live there asking for her help to rid the house of a troublesome ghost who recently inhabited their home and is causing them much consternation.
The scene is then set for her and her friends to attend an elaborate Halloween gala that is nothing as she imagined and begins her journey to catch a ghost.
Mary lives in the shadow of her mother's memory. Hannah was her name. She was tender and sweet to be sure, but in the mind of an 8 year old she is immortal, infallible, and the source of all joy. Her passing has caused greater consequences than Mary could have ever imagined, both for her life and her father's...
Jacob, Mary's father, is so grief stricken by the loss of his wife that he can barely go on living. He has declined physically, mentally, and spiritually into a bitter, wounded, grasping old man with a temper and a victim mentality. He takes out his anger on Mary, and resents her for being the object of his wife's love.
Amos is well built and handsome, the prized young man among the plain folk. He is curious about Mary, never having gotten to know her well. Even though she is beautiful, she is shy, reserved, and lacking confidence. One day Amos ventures over to her farm for a visit. Will she be interested in getting to know him?
This, like all other Hannah Weaver stories, ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 89 Pages (3,713 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Born in war. Yearning for revenge. Trained to kill.
After a near-term princess is betrayed in the battle to conquer the galactic core, her unborn daughter Serena is taken from her body, raised in a foreign empire, and trained to be a lethal weapon.
Twenty years later, attempts are made on Serena's life, but she will defy anyone who would use her toward their own ends.
Chased across the galaxy, she begins a deadly mission against her oppressors. But can she discover who she really is?
- "The first book I read from Scott Michael Decker was Edifice Abandoned, and I was blown away by the originality of his writing. A breath of fresh air."
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John Raptor (author of the controversial and provocative Hell High and Trigger Warning) presents REVENGE OF THE CANNIBALS!
WARNING: some readers have been grossed out and triggered by this book. The two main characters are vile pieces of shit. This story is not for the light of heart.
Mike and Cassie are fast food mascots who discover they have more in common than just sharing the lowest rung in the fast food industry -- they're both cannibals.
Sick of being abused and disrespected, the cannibals compile a list of their enemies to kill and eat. Mike is out for simple revenge, but discovers Cassie may be even more sadistic than he.
In CITY OF ANGELS, a reporter walking home in the wee small hours of morning meets a charming girl in a park many in the City of Angels believe is haunted. She is attempting to break free from the shackles of wealth and the stuffy conventions of the upper crust. Beguiled, he decides to write a human interest story about Sarah. But when he runs into one mysterious contradiction after another, he begins to suspect the impossible has happened. In CHRISTMAS EVE, a delivery man prevents a lovely young girl from harming herself at his first stop on Christmas Eve morning. Then he begins to see her at every stop, and at each delivery point he must prevent her from taking her own life. Realizing that fate has bound them together, he races through snowy streets on the busiest day of the year, hoping he will not be too late to save the girl with whom he has fallen in love.
In NO HOLIDAY FROM MURDER, Richard and Mary write the Dan Justice mystery show for radio. Sent by their sponsor on a lavish Hawaiian vacation during the San Francisco show's summer break, they walk smack-dab into a real-life murder on the tropical island. They must use all their mystery-writing skills to solve it before it's their turn! In JOHNNY'S GIRL, Laura Langdon is a woman whose only escape from her humdrum existence is the romantic pulp magazines she hides from her unimaginative and penny-pinching husband. Then a flat tire leads to her being picked up by a charismatic gangster on the lam. Appalled initially at his brazen manner, she is soon forced to acknowledge how his attentions and praise make her feel. When things take a dangerous turn, she has to choose between safety and home, or living a life she's only read about in the pulps. Both stories are set during the 1930s.
"Someone had gone to a lot of trouble to stuff a special Christmas turkey. Henry Potter was sitting behind his desk. His mouth was open and he was facing the ceiling. A few fistfuls of greenbacks were stuffed down his gullet.
He was dead."
Death comes to Bedford Falls, in a murder mystery that affectionately satirizes noir fiction.
Richard Incles works for the DA's office - or he used to, until he failed to serve a warrant and found himself out of a job. Now he's a private investigator, and out to prove that George Bailey is innocent of the murder of Henry Potter. Incles knows his trade - mostly thanks to the detective novels he's always reading. Down these mean streets, a man must go, and Richard Incles is that man, ready for anything Bedford Falls can throw at him.
If you go looking for something impossible, there is always the risk that you might actually find it.
And for physicist Rhoda Mollo, finding such a something saw her banished to the fringes of what can only just about be called respectable science, her work dismissed as more heretical than theoretical.
That Rhoda had been the architect of her own downfall had, at first, seemed an agreeable outcome for all concerned.
But strange results from the world's largest atom smasher now threaten to put her centre stage once more, and in so doing, unwittingly expose a discovery being kept secret from the world.
Those protecting that secret desperately seek to keep attention away from Rhoda by any means, only to then realise that she is, in fact, a solution to a pressing problem -- just what is it that they have found, and why do the omnipotent organisation known as the Veil want it?
Pursuit of the answers will take them all to the very edge of reason in this mind-bending science fiction ...
When Tyler, a Wall Street fund manager, comes to Dallas to attend his father's birthday party he finds his father murdered and a family member is the prime suspect, a series of murders and an intriguing story follows as Tyler goes on a crusade to find the killer as he loses his job, girlfriend and comes close to kissing his own death. Length : 70800 words. (This book has been re-edited by a professional editor.)
This is a Bisexual and Gay Threesome MMF Werewolf Shifter Romance.
Lillian Callahan and her fiancé, Damien, have been singing since they met their freshman year of college. Lured to Los Angeles on dreams of wealth and fame, Lillian and Damien dropped out of school, sold everything they owned, and made the move to Los Angeles. Unfortunately for the couple, there are thousands of other singing duos in Los Angeles, all wanting their chance at fame.
Just as Lillian and Damien begin to lose hope, they receive an invitation to perform at an exclusive club in Beverly Hills. It's the kind of club only the very wealthy go to, and neither of them can say no to the amount they are being paid. What Lillian and Damien don't know is that the club is a swinger's club and the owner, powerful werewolf Alexei Lazarev, has his sights set on the both of them. When secrets are revealed, Lillian must choose: one or both?
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Mikael Jarvela may only be a half shifter, but that doesn't mean he can't be alpha of the eastern Finland farm-turned-sanctuary his father founded. Six wolves, a red fox, a black jaguar, and a lynx all think of him as the head of the family. But Mikael doesn't have anyone to call his own until he comes across an injured Siberian tiger in the woods.
From the moment the newcomer recovers and Mikael and Maxim meet face to human face, the attraction between them is undeniable. They strike up a tentative relationship, but they're both proud men, and their egos keep getting in the way.
Just when it looks like their romance is doomed, an outside threat to the farm family -- to Mikael -- forces Maxim to choose between the life of solitude he knows and the love and companionship that could be his if he stays.
(This book was previously published. This is an edited 2nd edition.)
Emmaline's twin brother, Spencer, has been found dead at a party.
The police say Spencer drowned, but Emmaline doesn't believe it. She wants the truth, and when she finds it she wants revenge.
Harley and Reed, are Spencer's best friends, they want to help Emmaline find the truth, but they also want Emmaline.
As the trio seek out answers they discover an unconventional love, a love that works for them.
This is a N/A book, with M/M scenes and group sex. Not suitable for under 18. It is dark and has some major triggers.
Discover a gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked from the first chapter to the last.
Heinrich Muller had interviewed potential clients in many strange places -- under bridges, at heavy metal concerts, even in the living room of a collector of Nazi memorabilia. When one was a private detective, that came with the territory. But of all the hidden corners and odd locations where he had heard clients' stories and listened to their pleas for help, this one had to be the worst...
Heinrich Muller is a New York Private Detective who has a long list of clients and a short fuse when it comes to the way the modern world works. His usual jobs involve finding missing people or catching out cheating partners, so when he is contacted by Brixton Murphy he sees something different.
Brixton's wife Casey has fled to Amsterdam with their daughter, 8-year-old Arizona leaving her younger daughter at home, and now her business partner is found dead. It doesn't look good, but Heinrich is ...
Julia was never happy until she met the love of her life, Luther. They shared a quiet romantic life traveling all around the world. But when they joined forces and wrote a book of purely fiction, they unknowingly invited a slew of trouble into their world. The 'Connectivity' got the attention of the real mafia of whom it closely describes. A cascade of small events, starting with a strange encounter with a massive piece of used chewing gum on the seat of an airplane, escalated into much bigger problems. Julia and Luther's names are now smack on top of the mafia's most wanted list. The mafia is determined to silence everyone who is aware of its existence. They assume Julia and Luther know too much, and now they are Enemy Number One. Julia and Luther's fiction novel now also attracts the attention of a group of secret agents determined to uncover and topple this intelligently organized crime group. Julia's hero, Luther, is forced to search for answers about this hidden world of which ...
How can Sonia, the new young Queen Sonia of Heledia, choose between her duties as Queen and following her heart? A clean, sweet royal romance that will touch your heart.
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Sonia has just been crowned Queen of Heledia since her brother Nick chose to marry his beloved Isabel and abdicate the throne. The young queen is ready. She has always taken her position seriously, and she tells herself she can handle all these responsibilities and duties. She loves her life as the queen of Heledia, and she knows how important her role is for her people. But once in a while, she would just like to be a regular person and feel normal again without her security and administration checking her every move.
One night, she manages to sneak out without drawing any attention to herself. Just for a moment, she wants to feel like a normal young woman her age. When she meets Antonio, her world is turned upside down. She knows she can't risk falling in love with him, but ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 215 Pages (5,502 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Several rural towns have harbored their share of secrets and the small town of Jay, New York is no different.
A year after a brutal attack, Leah Hanson wants to start over. But when the police tell her that they haven't found the monster that attacked her, she decides to escape.
She packs up and moves into the family vacation home in Jay, New York. She hopes the move there will help her renew and continue to heal.
But unbeknownst to her, someone else has decided to return to Jay as well and when Leah finds out who it is, she will uncover one of the most deadly secrets of all.
Nautica City is an idyllic beachfront town along the California coast during the 1960s. The laid-back lifestyle of surfing, fast cars, girls in bikinis and music leads Sheriff Jack Riker to believe he has the best job in the world. With no crime to speak of and a girl he's just met on the beach who may be the love of his life, life couldn't be sweeter. But then the owner of the Nautica Beach Gazette is murdered. With no official deputies in the small seaside town, Jack enlists the aid of locals Boogie, Davy, Mike and Cassie to help search for a supposedly dead hot-rodder. But Jack and the gang realize all too soon that what they are dealing with may not be of this world. Blending the California beach culture of the 1960s with sci-fi from the same era, Nautica City is a place where you'll have such a good time, you'll wish it were all real.
In his eighth book, Charlie Close gives us a new collection of very short stories, full of tiny bursts of life. From school children finding their way to adulthood, to coworkers struggling to get along, to men and women finding and losing love, Charlie shows us the human condition with compassion and a wry sense of humor.
Falling in Love While Meditating demonstrates again and again how big stories and intimate moments can be told in miniature form.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 230 Pages (162 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Carol Delaney confronts a parent's worst nightmare when her twelve-year-old daughter and a friend go missing from a gated resort on a Caribbean island. The local police believe the girls were abducted by a global organization that has a branch on the island and is involved in criminal activities, including human trafficking. A yacht belonging to local members of the organization was seen leaving the harbor around the time when the girls disappeared, but the police find no evidence that the girls were onboard, so they can't arrest the suspects. After they have determined that the girls are no longer on the island, Carol and her husband return to New York, where they help the FBI pursue the search. When their daughter's friend escapes from the kidnappers in Panama, it raises their hope of finding their daughter before any more damage is done, but after being threatened by the kidnappers the friend's parents refuse to let her talk with the FBI, and at this point there are no other leads. ...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Length: 234 Pages (1,025 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Bianca knows darkness, she knows what it feels like to be broken down and destroyed. She knows death, she has tasted it and it no longer scares her.
After attempting to take her life, Bianca is moved to a mental health facility in order to heal. She believes it's more that her mum just can't be bothered to look after her. At the facility she meets Bodhi, Gideon, Fisher, Silas and Taryn who become not only her best friends but the key to her healing.
When the man she thought she would never see again, suddenly appears in her life, Bianca learns that her friends are more than just friends, they are family.
This has some major triggers including, suicide, self harm, rape and derogatory language. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 17... Asylum is a Reverse Harem book, meaning that Bianca gets it on with more than one boy at a time. It also includes twins.. not getting it on! As well as some mild M/M scenes. Okay I've finished my warning.
Bali. The Indonesian island for bargain bartering, friendly locals and good times. A holiday hotspot for tourists wanting to let go and indulge in the pleasures on offer. But when there are hundreds of thousands of tourists, there's money to be made. And when there's money to be made, there's the potential to make a fortune. Even if that fortune is built on crime.
For one Australian traveller, becoming a mule while staying in Bali is worth the cash on offer. A few jobs transporting packages is easy enough. But when the packages and pay become increasingly larger, so do the risks.
It's already too late for the mule. He decided his future when he agreed to the job. Now the only decision he has left to make is how bad his future will be.
Formerly published as The Liars
If she lies, they will catch her; if she doesn't, he will kill her
274 years have passed since hatred, greed and corruption created the plagues that took down civilization. Out of the chaos comes a new religion, Reyism, and an ideal government, the Temple. The Temple generously provides all citizens with daily injections of life-saving serum, and an ideal test to assign them to their ideal jobs. They have achieved utopia, or so the Prophet preaches.
It's a lie.
Neri Symmes' survival depends upon lies. She must lie to stay alive. She must lie to keep her sanity, because anyone who challenges the benevolence of the Temple, or her husband, the Prophet, risks savage punishment and execution. Then Neri discovers that two friends, one of them an old flame, are embroiled in a desperate scheme against the Temple. Joining them might mean true freedom, but it also means deceiving her sadistic husband, who has all the power--and all the serum--on his side.
A mystery thriller collection you will not forget.
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Genre: British Length: 1,055 Pages (5,942 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
One night while surfing, Charlie Scott catches a wave that whisks him away to a distant galaxy.
He embarks on a quest to find Brother Yojim, the one man who can get him home. But on his way, Charlie is swept into an adventure involving the planned destruction of an alien race, a mysterious global power called the Corporation, and a cast of extraordinary characters.
Equal parts science fiction thriller, romance and surf adventure, this is a story you'll never forget.
Malcolm was at the top of his game professionally. His company was quickly becoming a contender in the realm of web design and coding. Years of hard work had finally paid off. Life was good but it could be better. He just needed to fix the one thing his ambition and his unchecked frustration broke.
Rhea Henry had a new job, new home, and her beautiful twin toddlers. She'd been burned by love and wanted this Christmas, like every Christmas for the last two years, to be a celebration of her ability to rebuild.
When her job requires her to reach out to her ex and he hands her the bargain of a lifetime... Can she afford to let him back into her life for even twelve days?
In this captivating Alternative History / Science Fiction adventure, Gene Skellig takes us back to the year A.D. 82 (835 AUC) , when elements of Legio XX Valeria Victrix and Legio II Adiutrix were combined to form Legio XXVII Hibernicus Victrix Domitianus, and sent on a quest to conquer the land of Éire, Ireland. Despite the presence of Publius (Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus and other scribes in Britannia at that time, the events which took place at Dubh Linn, the lowland approaches to the sacred hills of Tara, have largely been stripped from the historical record. In Return of the Romans - Fascism comes to America, we discover what may have actually happened, and what the ultimate consequences could be for our future.
You will be taken on an odyssey that spans the millennia and explores the cosmos. Beginning with the Roman Empire of the 1st Century and taking us to the present day United States of America, this is a story about the uninhibited use of ultimate power - Roman style - ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 519 Pages (2,328 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Her plans changed in an instant...
Once finished college, Leanne intended to take over her family dairy farm, let her father retire and finally take a vacation. After one tragic night, her dreams go up in smoke. She loses the ability to do the most basic of things.
And brought him closer...
Jake, the farm hand who lives down the road, refuses to let Leanne give up on her goals. He remains by her side throughout her healing. But, when he confesses his true intentions, their friendship takes a drastic turn.
If only she'd known before she lost her arm.
At the age of five and twenty, confirmed spinster Isabella Peregrine is given an unexpected ultimatum by her new step-mother: find a husband or I'll find one for you.
Thoroughly in a tizz, Isabella proposes a marriage of convenience to the nearest male to her - who just so happens to be the brooding, intimidating Duke of Blackmore. When he rebuffs her clumsy advances, Isabella leaves for London, determined to find the man of her dreams and soothe her bruised ego.
Michael Linfield, Duke of Blackmore is a legendary, fearsome, war hero; famous for reducing debutantes and their mothers to floods of tears with just one glance. The brooding, giant of a man is hiding a secret however - a debilitating stammer that has haunted him since childhood. When the delightful Miss Peregrine proposes a marriage of convenience to him - with no benefits - Michael is so startled that his stammer reappears and all he can manage to reply is "N-n-no".
When news of Isabella's success in London soon reaches ...
The Power of Music Can Touch Your Heart and Save Your Life...
A pitiless murderer at the Auschwitz concentration camp, a genius, half-Jewish violinist - and the dark secret that binds them...
'A beautiful woman, a love story, a horrific set of villains, acts of incredible caring and bravery, and a man that refuses to cave in... The ending won't be what you think it will be... It's better... Far better... ' Lloyd Tackitt, bestselling author of the EDEN series.
Cover image: Simon Renard De Saint-André / Vanitas Still Life / Public Domain
Looking for your next unputdownable mystery? Then try this book by #1 best-selling author Tana Collins, a mystery full of stunning twists and turns.
In a small Scottish university town, what links a spate of horrible murders, a targeted bomb explosion and a lecturer's disappearance? Is a terror group involved? If so, who is pulling the strings? And what does something that happened over forty years ago have to do with it?
Having recently returned to Castletown in the hope of winning back his estranged wife, DCI Jim Carruthers finds himself up to his eyes in the investigation.
Struggling with a very different personal problem, DS Andrea Fletcher assists Jim in the hunt for the murderous perpetrators. To prevent further violence they must find the answers quickly. But will Jim's old adversary, terror expert McGhee, be a help or a hindrance?
The first in a best-selling new series featuring DCI Jim Carruthers
Also available in the Inspector Jim Caruthers series
Care to Die
WHIMSY & SODA is a collection of twelve hilarious short stories featuring the best-known and best-liked characters of P.G. Wodehouse's fiction -- Bertie Wooster and his man, Jeeves.
? In the opening story, "By and By, Bertie," Bertie Wooster wakes up one morning to find himself changed in his bed into... a parakeet? Shades of Kafka!
? Jeeves takes his annual vacation; the agency sends Bertie the only valet it has available, and that valet is a robot, in "G.E.V.E."
? "Jeeves Your Own Adventure" allows the reader to play the role of Jeeves himself!
? In "Back to the Wooster," Bertie, while in New York, is persuaded by a stranger to take a quick car ride... to the year 1967!
? And in "Jeeves and Wayne," Jeeves helps the Batman begin.
Here's what some literary agents had to say:
"I can't remember the last time I was so amused by the written word. This is impeccable writing that should give a sufficient number of people a steady distraction from the vicissitudes of contemporary ...
Running in Circles
The small seaside town of Hillaria, Ireland is facing imminent bankruptcy and a hostile takeover by the Goliath firm, Robust Incorporated Power.
If Robust Power succeeds in the acquisition, this pristine village by the sea will be inevitably turned into a major nuclear energy center for all of Northern Ireland. Looming towers and grim nuclear reactors will ruin the integrity of the once quaint little town.
As the luck of the Irish would have it, the residents of Hillaria have been granted one final chance to safeguard their home. Hillarian resident Riley McDougal and his sidekick Liam Burke, along with a cast of colorful characters, must pull off a hail Mary of sorts to save the day. With the help of the town mayor, the prying Nancy Flannigan, 2 octogenarian con artists, and the entire population of Hillaria, the local heros devise a convoluted plan.
A battle of wills ensues between the 200 residents and Adrienne Landis, Robust's most vicious salesperson. This ...
In this romance story, a corporate executive (who really loves watches and clocks) makes the purchase of a lifetime. He goes to his favorite timekeeper's shop and is presented with a watch that is regarded as junk. Interestingly, it was mailed to the shop owner with no return address.
He (Jeff) brings the watch home and tinkers with it because the watch isn't working. He finally gets the watch to work, and it transports him to a future world that is corrupt and evil.
Jeff loves his wife so much, and is heart-shattered to the extreme. He meets up with her in the future and sees that she's remarried to another man, and has two kids with him. Even worse, he can't get back to his original time period because he was mugged and the watch was stolen.
Can he find a way to get back to the present time? Or, will he spend the rest of his life being heartbroken and depressed?
This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA!
Tales of the supernatural to keep you up late... Spooky - Pastor Adams tries to welcome everyone who comes into his church.
But when a weird stranger begins to attend his services, he struggles to balance his beliefs with his gut instinct. And when is daughter goes missing,he begins a frantic search to find the strange man that he suspects of abducting her.
Straitjacket - Detective Todd Richards is assigned to investigate the mysterious death of Father O'Malley, a priest who committed suicide in an abandoned convent. A routine investigation takes a turn for the strange, however, as Richards finds out that the convent is rumored to be "demon possessed" and a mysterious nun appears whenever the detective comes into the decrepit old building. Richards is a skeptic of the supernatural and denies all of the strange goings on in the convent but he soon realizes that the devil is not mocked in his horror thriller.
Recovery is a hard thing to do when the person who has made an attempt on your life is still after you, and Natasha has to come to terms with her actions while accepting their outcome. Meanwhile, her family isn't out of the danger of being guilty by association. When life expectancy has little hope, God shows His powerhouse of might and sheds light at the end of the tunnel, but not before a rescue effort goes horribly wrong, leaving those involved at the mercy of twelve.
Genre: Drama & Plays Length: 110 Pages (406 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
A selfish soldier for hire. A young prisoner with a powerful secret. Will he look out for number one or join the fight against tyranny?
Earth, 2202. Pepper is tired of fighting other people's battles. Caught in a Company attack while trading supplies, the mercenary's first instinct is to escape. But when he impulsively rescues a young rebel and spirits her out through the war-torn wasteland, his priorities turn to the promise of a fat reward...
Journeying to the rebel stronghold, Pepper worries he's in over his head when he discovers the girl is developing unusual psychic powers. And with the Company elites cutting back food and water rations to line their pockets, his anger starts to boil. It may even make him want to fight for something greater than himself...
Can Pepper claim his reward before he finds himself caught in a war that's not of his making?
The Hunger Rebellion is the gripping first book in the post-apocalyptic Sanctuary Series. If you like dystopian settings, ...
When an Emperor expands his Empire against regional kingdoms, a resistance movement leader, Commander Eroberer meets the Gladanian twins: Zindor and Rador from the recently attacked Kingdom of Gladus.
The boys' world is suddenly shattered when this neighbouring Empire invades their home. Amidst chaos and destruction, the brothers pledge to fight back but little do they know that they will be exposed to a powerful legend hidden for centuries.
Joined by their town girl: Rohya and Commander's little sister: Esha, they are escorted and guided in their mission by another mysterious companion called Nebu.
Locked in a race, the five travel together to pursue and collect objects, sometimes going through death-defying dangers to get them.
A Tanzeem Hum Hindustani Award Winning Novel
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 278 Pages (1,834 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Exactly how cold is that toilet?
Crafty Stinky finds a condo that is deluxe enough for someone who grew up on the right side of the tracks and affordable for someone whose home was miles from the garden club tour route. Almost before the paint is dry, Eddie volunteers to be Santa for all two hundred building residents and Stinky has to mingle with the neighbors more than he'd like. Santa and his elves pull off the best toy drive ever, but Stinky discovers that the donated toys have been stolen. Stinky realizes that it's tough to make a heartless man find it in his heart to confess, but that doesn't mean he won't succeed.
About Stinky Stories
Stinky and Eddie appear in almost eighty comic stories that span more than fifty years of their lives. Stinky is chatty and insouciant, and while Eddie may not say as much, when something needs to be done, he's already doing it. They're as close as Brooklyn and Queens and as unlikely to separate.
Stinky doesn't go looking for trouble, but he ...
My Demons is a book of short stories. Three women, three stories. Rachael is hiding a secret from her Southern Baptist friends, Mandy the All-American high school sweetheart returns for her 20 year reunion with a dark past, and Tara, the 28 year old who cannot seem to find her way until she is forced to do so.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 72 Pages (357 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Claire felt the sting of Teisha's blade snake a haggard line across her arm. She cried out as intense pain radiated. She quickly covered her open flesh with her free hand to staunch the bleeding as it poured a river across her skin and pooled on the sandy beach. She met the victorious violet eyes of her attacker, shocked and suddenly afraid. Teisha's evil grin widened across her angelic face at Claire's response.
"Your death will give me pleasure like nothing this world has ever experienced."
Though the small victory over Leishmann gave Claire and her family a moment of peace she soon learns that the war is far from over. Now she must learn and accept her true self and the part she played in creating the evil that now reigns on the world of Danyon. Faced with impossible tasks, against incredible odds, she now faces her final battle. To fail now will sentence Danyon to eternal darkness and for herself a hole in purgatory forever. Join Claire in this epic conclusion as she is joined ...
In this particular collection, I present to you the many seasons that our hearts and souls traverse, while sailing on a sea of memories. Some pleasant, some not so. Playful ones during the warmth of summer, the crisp passage of time in autumn, a calm found only in the still of winter, and of passionate love in the spring.
Pull on your PJs and curl up with Hooty to read a tail about friendship and beauty. This Seuss-like story in rhyme with bright illustrations for kids of all ages takes a humorous swipe at our airbrushed society. A lonely little hen named Emma embarks on a makeover, thinking it will guarantee friendship. She goes to a makeover artist named Raider who promises to give her whatever she pays for. At his Bird Body Shop he nips and tucks and snips and liposucks, transforming the hen into a birdie bod hotty. Now renamed Hooty McTooty, the chicken is voted Miss Poultry with banner and crown and tours the country with limo top down. But even though she's named cover bird of the Barnyard Gazette, she still has no friends, for Hooty McTooty had gotten a little too uppity snooty. She discovers that true beauty is more than feather deep; it's love that you give, it's joy that you reap. This delightful "tail" will make you giggle as you watch the transformation of the self-absorbed Hooty McTooty ...
When Mazie Goforth's lost love appears unexpectedly, soon followed by her prodigal family, she is forced to face who she has become and what might have been. Narrated by the frank and feisty Mazie, Water Flow Down follows her struggle to make sense of her past and an ever-changing present. Complicated by an orphaned teenager who asks for Mazie's help in finding the truth about her mother's death, the story follows Mazie's trek across Texas with her nephew and the girl in a search for answers while encountering a slew of odd characters and stark locales. Ricocheting between past and present, the novel culminates in a confrontation on a remote ranch, leading Mazie to realize what truly matters.
A spectacular look at the life of an aspiring Hollywood actress in the 1980s over a 3-month period.
In 1987, author Steven Kunes began his morning visits to the Alfred Coffee Shop on Melrose Place in L.A. He soon found himself seated within earshot of a regular group of aspiring young actresses... and couldn't believe the things he overheard. It didn't take long for Kunes to make notes of these conversations, which he did in the composition book he carried specifically for this mission.
Over time, one by one, the actresses would disappear, only to be replaced by a new Hollywood arrival. When one composition book was filled, Kunes began another -- and in 1992 these journals would be packed in a box only to sit in an attic for the next 25 years.
When they popped up in the fall of 2017 during a move, Kunes decided to fashion a narrative from some of what was documented, and "Uncle Jerry to Win" is a result of that effort.
Much has changed in the last three decades, and what appears ...
In GYPSY SUMMER, a young man working in a fabled San Francisco movie house meets a lovely gypsy girl in the park. She claims she is living under a gypsy curse. Observing firsthand the effects of the spell, he falls deeply in love with her. But when the final facet of the spell rips the young lovers apart, he must decide what price is too high for love. In NIGHT CRY, a struggling young writer in San Francisco thinks his luck has changed when he meets a sensual girl named Calina. But after meeting her, the old-fashioned horror story he's writing begins to intrude on reality, as a sleek black panther begins stalking him. Every time he sees Calina, the panther comes a little closer. Is he only imagining it because of the story he's working on, or is he truly doomed just as love and happiness seems within reach? Both stories are set in San Francisco, melding the loveliness of the fabled City by the Bay with that intoxicating disconnect of darkness that only the lonely know.
Glenn Colby's fishing vacation across the border begins with a wild bang when he picks up a sweet but insatiable little Mexican girl in a cantina on his way to Puerto de Angeles. Once Colby meets Tammy Kanakaredes in Puerto de Angeles, however, his plans change. Her desperate situation coupled with their passionate romantic entanglement leads to thoughts of murder. Looking for another way out, Colby contacts crime boss Don Miguel, and learns information which might give him the leverage he needs to both get the girl, and stay alive while he's doing it. Filled with innuendo, unabashed romanticism and colorful locations, a complex little plot already in place begins to emerge that teaches Colby that nothing down Mexico way is a sure thing.
You can feel Mexico in this one, right down to the fun references to an old Robert Mitchum film. The deadly confrontation on an ariel tram from the movie everyone in Puerto de Angeles has apparently seen might become prophetic once the exciting and ...
Experimenting on magical creatures to gain power, humans have turned against the magical community. Korrigan finds himself entering Area 51 uninvited. But coming face to face with a dragon who has been poked and prodded until she has given up on life leaves Korrigan with a whole new set of problems. He doesn't have much time until the humans have regrouped, but is there a glimmer of hope? A chance of saving a life that doesn't want to be saved?
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 35 Pages (1,825 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Dec 12th, 2019
Popular Senator Isigawa from New York had everything in his life, money, power, aspirations of a run to the White House. He even had a secret daughter who seeks to find the missing part of her life. When she disappears, her mother calls on him to help find her. Bringing in the FBI to work on the case, Special Agents Jaines and Gassert find out there is more to this case than meets the eye as they try to find The Senator's Daughter.
A detective is hired to find out what happened to the wealthy father of a beautiful heiress on a mysterious island called Flowering Cay. Once he arrives at the island just off the coast of Cuba, he encounters rumors of other men mysteriously disappearing. Each man was last seen in the company of a lusciously beautiful woman named Havana. Her ability to enchant is exceeded only by the islanders' fear of her. This modern homage to the spicy pulp adventures of old, specifically those with a weird menace vibe, is great fun for fans of the half-penny-a-word pulp magazines of yesteryear.