One chance to impress his father. One gambit to save the fleet. One mistake that could destroy them all.
Rownara, 2953. Juan José García's military career has disappointed his admiral father for years. When he's assigned to protect a vital colony from invasion, Juan finally has his chance to prove himself. As the captain of a derelict ship, he heads bravely into battle... unaware of an enemy spy in his ranks...
Juan's attempt at valour only makes things worse, earning him a reprimand from his father and firm orders to stand down. Now his only path to redemption may be through further insubordination. Will Juan defy his father to save his Homeworld from extermination?
Line of Fire is the thrilling first novel in the Last Fleet series of military science fiction. If you like gritty characters, space battles with dire odds, and far-flung galactic empires, you'll love Malcolm Hughes's debut series.
Buy Line of Fire to defend the planet today!
Are you ready for the coming apocalypse?
A seemingly simple virus slowly sweeps the globe.
Bella is an Australian student at Oxford University who meets Mr 303 for the first time. When she is wrongfully arrested in Amsterdam, he comes to her rescue and takes her to Australia, just as the deadly virus begins to take hold on the world population. Will they be safe in the outback?
Herbie reunites with his childhood sweetheart after many years, but the virus suddenly threatens to take her away again.
Sian is the queen of pop and at the top of her game; she is used to getting her way and being in control. When the virus kills all those around her, she is left to fend for herself and she realises that she doesn't know how.
Chris thinks the end of the world might not be a bad thing, especially when he finds himself stranded in Italy with a woman who loves to cook. Problem is, she doesn't speak English and he doesn't speak Italian.
As the virus decimates the world population, 10% of ...
The Androidby Charles Futch-Moffin(Montgomery-Smythe Publishing Associates) (1 Review)
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Jonathan loves his android, Andy, and treats him as his best friend. So when an android virus, which is brought on by mistreatment and which causes androids to behave erratically, is discovered, Jonathan is confident that his own android, Andy, would never be infected...
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'The Android' is a very short story consisting of five short chapters. For a typical reader, it will probably take no more than half an hour to read.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 41 Pages (3,115 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
In the South China Sea is an island protected by nine dragons. Angie Tanaka has made one of them really, really angry.
Angie is running from the Hong Kong police and pays the captain of a fishing boat to take her... anywhere but here. Her only possessions are her grandfather's sword and a fistful of stolen diamonds. When she lands on Shaolong Island she thinks she's made good her escape with her ill-gotten gains. She thinks she's safe. She's heard about Shaolong's dragons but she thinks they are a myth. She doesn't know they can take human form. She doesn't know that on Shaolong anyone you talk to might be a dragon.
When Angie sees a mystical pearl the size of her head she finds it irresistible. True to her nature, she must steal it. And true to her usual bad luck, in the middle of the heist a kindly old woman is murdered. Angie is not a killer, but the murder was done with her sword, she was there, and she was stealing something. All eyes turn to Angie, especially those of the ...
When a meteorite crashes into a remote field in Kansas, Agent Andrew Wu of the Department of Homeland Security assumes dealing with it will be just like any other day of not-quite-normal work. However, together with his fellow agents Zak and Laura, and scientists Merlin and Francine, Andrew makes the unfortunate discovery that not everything is as it seems.
Infected by a strange alien organism, Andrew begins to undergo some confusing changes, leaving it up to Merlin, a man who has been secretly in love with him, to solve the mystery before things can escalate into dangerous territory.
Descending Adamant is a cross-genre Sci-Fi/Horror/LGBT novel with a focus on creating a diverse cast, and using hard science fiction to develop an atmosphere of discomfort that slow-burns to outright horror.
This novel contains suggestive themes and extremely sensitive topics that are not appropriate for all readers, and is inappropriate for anyone under the age of eighteen. If you are squeamish, ...
Since Jasper Andrews took up her mantle as an assassin of the Order of Vespers, she's seen just about everything. She came into supernatural abilities that belonged to her deceased siblings, chatted with deities, and trained with an immortal mentor.
As if life wasn't mind-boggling enough, she's been put in charge of ending a cult hell-bent on unleashing chaos on humanity. Jasper finds herself relying on the one person who has the power to hurt her but can't seem to fight the magnetic pull between them. Now, they must stage a rescue mission and defeat their greatest mortal enemy while avoiding heartbreak.
No big deal, she's saved the world before... sort of.
This should be a piece of cake.
The Vespers Chronicles follows the adventures of Jasper Andrews and her initiation into a paranormal world of beings called The Order of Vespers.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 364 Pages (2,233 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
The Order of Vespers is in turmoil. Their most powerful supernatural members have been kidnapped by a cult hell-bent on destroying the cosmic balance. Its members are revolting and their leadership, The Circle, is hanging on by a thread. The one person who can save them, Jasper, has been missing for over a year.
Jordan gets a lucky break when one raid turns up more than they could have hoped for: a way to bring back his dearest friend and partner-in-crime. While members of The Circle are against using magic to restore her, Jordan is convinced that Jasper has a larger role to play. He believes that she can stop the kidnappings, ferret out the traitors to the Order, and save the world. The Circle must decide whether to trust in dark magic and a friend that may no longer exist or to forget her and try to save the Order themselves.
The Vespers Chronicles follows the adventures of Jasper Andrews and her initiation into a paranormal world of beings called The Order of Vespers.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 324 Pages (2,141 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Popcorn for the Soul is a collection of poetry about diving into the parts of life you often try to forget - self-hate, God, violence, loneliness, family and fear.
There are four parts -Yesterday, Almost Today, Today, and Tomorrow that allow you to experience the intimate details of a young girls life into adulthood.
Each segment of time depicts a mind in search of understanding, in search of getting to the present.
Popcorn for the Soul consists of memories, thoughts, questions, and mantras I wrote to remember how to breathe again. On many tear-filled nights, these words bothered my soul until I forced my hands to set them free. I realized two things:
One - there were experiences, good and bad, that I needed to revisit, needed to let go of.
Two - I didn't love myself. As a result, I was struggling to live.
This book exposes my hurting soul, as well as depicts a mind fed by the best medicine available; time. These words are for healing, for clarity, for ...
Cat and Mouseby Dollgener Jr, Eddie C(Quitman McDonald Publishing) Price verified 3 hours ago
Short story. Louie and Spike are two street thugs who extort money from local business owners for protection. When Louie finds out that one shop owner also carries illegal drugs, he decides that it is time to party. When he pushes the old man too far, a curse is placed upon both Louie and Spike that will give them their just dues for their misdeeds.
A collection of short story writing that eventually got me asked to leave our local U3A writing group!
I ask any reader to assess what was wrong, and why I should be ostracised.
I hope you enjoy what is written, perhaps a room filled with laughter and sometimes pathos is "not quite the done thing" in any local U3A?
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL, 90% FACT AND 10% FICTION TO PROTECT PRIVACY.
ALAN WOODS, ONE OF THE TWO MAIN CHARACTERS, WAS BORN WITH A HARE-LIP AND WAS UNABLE TO SPEAK UNTIL HE WAS 8 YEARS OLD, BUT AT 18 HE WON A NATIONAL SPEAKING COMPETITION IN LONDON, AND HAS SUNG TO HUNDREDS OF AUDIENCES IN AUSTRALIA.
BROUGHT UP ON A FARM IN LINCOLNSHIRE, THE SEA FLOODS OF 1953 BROUGHT THIS TO AN END.
A CAREER IN LOCAL WATERWORKS OPERATION, AND THEN SELLING CIVIL ENGINEERING MACHINERY, BEFORE THE FAMILY MIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA.
THE BOOK TELLS OF WHAT HAPPENED THROUGH THESE PERIODS.
ALAN GOT HIS PILOT'S LICENCE AND FLEW OVER MUCH OF AUSTRALIA.
ALAN'S WIFE GILLIAN WAS HEALED OF A SERIOUS SPINAL PROBLEM AFTER PRAYER, AND THIS CHANGED THEIR LIVES.
CHANGED TO A POINT WHERE ON THREE TRIPS BACK TO ENGLAND THEY WALKED MANY OF THE RECOGNISED WALKS IN THE ENGLISH LAKES DISTRICT, AND YORKSHIRE DALES.
ALAN WROTE A BOOK, "I DARE YOU GOD" AND THIS HAS BEEN A BEST SELLER, AND IT IS STILL HAVING READY ACCEPTANCE.
Korculaby G. R. HendersonPrice verified 3 hours ago
Is it possible that a Florida girl from a modest upbringing named Kira is really in love with the Yugoslavian best friend of the wealthy man she has loved since her freshman year at MIT? Will the sunny Adriatic and the backdrop of a coming war in the Balkans have an effect on either of those relationships? Could her life be changed for better or for worse by the choice she must make? Is love all there is in life that has significant meaning? Pull up a chair and grab a copy of Korcula to find out the answer to these and other questions.
Genre: Romance Length: 71 Pages (817 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
A curious collection of short stories for busy readers that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you gasp and make you sigh, but above all they will bring you immense enjoyment. Grab a cup of coffee and get yourself immersed in this great combination of compelling short stories. Whether you are sitting relaxed in your armchair at home, having a break in the office, taking a walk in the park or relaxing in bed, you will find this book just right for you.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 87 Pages (1,856 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Inspirational story of courage in awful circumstances.
Raped and reduced to working in a brothel to keep her baby, unwed, teenage mother, Lizzie, forges a new life for herself and her child in the Kimberley region of Australia. But can she evade her persecutors and ultimately bring to them to justice?
This is a story of a girl from inner Sydney. Her family is poor, her father dies when she is nine, life is hard. But she rises above adversity. It is story of her struggle to survive and make a life of her own, first as a prostitute, then with her child in a remote outback town.
This is the second book in the series, "Old Balmain House" and begins in the same house as the first book and continues part of the story of Sophie, the girl who vanished half a century ago. Lizzie, aged eight, meets Sophie, the girl who lived in the same bedroom as a child. Sophie becomes her friend.
When Lizzie turns fifteen Sophie tries to warn her not to go in a car with three older boys.
Lizzie ignores ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 214 Pages (792 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Awakened by the police station in the middle of the night, Detective Ted Roller heads to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident. He quickly discovers a dense summer fog has blanketed the low lying valleys of the area. Arriving at the intersection he comes to understand why seven vehicles have crashed. What he cannot understand is how one of the accident victims has disappeared. Take the journey of those who are Blinded by the Light.
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 102 Pages (1,002 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
A Domestic Bliss Mystery #1
"Sparkles with charm, design lore, and a sleuth with a great mantra. Cozy fans will embrace the Domestic Bliss series." -- Carolyn Hart, Edgar Award-winning author of Letters from Home
"TREND: For killer decorating tips, pick up Death by Inferior Design... advice is woven into this whodunit featuring rival designers as sleuths." -House and Garden Magazine
"This story is delightful in every way... entertaining, humorous, serious, and totally engrossing from the first page to the last. And sprinkled throughout are tasty decorating tips." -Midwest Book Review
"Her latest decorating job will make you feel like you've stumbled across the deadly side of HGTV." -- Jerrilyn Farmer, #1 Los Angeles Times bestselling author of the Madeline Bean mysteries
Interior decorator, Erin Gilbert heads to picturesque Crestview, Colorado for a friendly (if sharks are friendly) competition: She'll design a room in one home; and the impossibly handsome Steve Sullivan -- her ...
Secrets are my specialty.
I'm Mai Fairchild --- fox shifter, sister's keeper, and bane of the local werewolf pack. In a world where different is dangerous, my sister and I must pretend to be human at all costs. Too bad I just lost the job that lets me live under the radar while putting food on my sister's plate.
Enter an enticing werewolf who offers enough cash to upgrade our diets from ramen noodles to salami if I join him on a magical hunt. But can I afford to accept the opportunity when the risk of working closely with every fox shifter's sworn enemy is so great?
This first book in USA Today bestselling author Aimee Easterling's newest series dives into a world of magic, danger, and romance.
He does the government's dirty work. When he's double-crossed by one of his own, he'll stop at nothing to take out the trash.
Korea, 22nd Century. Surrender isn't in Stefan Mendoza's DNA. So when a traitor betrays his black-ops team, he alone pushes through the torture and escapes with revenge burning in his mind. On the verge of a systems failure, he taps into his underground network for a set of cybernetic limbs. But his high-tech recovery comes at a heavy price -- an assassination hit on a rising political star.
Filled with resentment for the cutthroat world of contract killers, he uses the hit job as a cover to track down the traitor. When he discovers he's competing with other assassins for the same political target, he starts to piece together a sinister conspiracy that could lead him straight to the shadowy figure behind his betrayal.
Trapped within a hotbed of corruption, can Mendoza exact his revenge and win his freedom or will he spiral deeper into the twisted game of ...
She's ready for a fight. He's heartbroken. When fists fly, can their love go the distance?
Seventeen-year-old Gabbi Mitchell wants to battle the world. With her father long gone and her alcoholic mother completely checked out, she needs cash to protect her younger siblings. Stumbling into mixed martial arts to pay the bills, she's shocked when the local gym owner's raw intensity makes her hunger for something more...
"Hooligan" Harvie guards his heart with his fists. Having sworn off training women after the death of his wife and son, he's forced to change his tune when Gabbi smacks down one of his best fighters. When he finds himself attracted to the determined teen, he refuses to acknowledge the feelings that could actually make him happy...
As their taboo emotions intensify, Gabbi and Hooligan battle their protective instincts and an intruding world of vice and violence.
Can the teen and the fighter find each other before life knocks them down for the count?
Brawl is the ...
City of Darkness takes place in 1888 London, where Jack the Ripper roams the streets with impunity and Scotland Yard seems helpless to stop him. The science of forensics is in its infancy but a few detectives - Trevor Welles among them - recognize that they are dealing with a different sort of killer, a "modern criminal" who chooses his victims at random. If Jack is to be caught, he won't be caught with Scotland Yard's normal methods of deduction for there is no logic to this madness. The question is no longer "Why was the victim killed?" but rather "How was the victim killed?" For the first time in the history of detection, science is trumping deductive reasoning. When a twist of fate puts Trevor in charge of the case, he hastily assembles Scotland Yard's first forensics team: Davy Mabrey, the first bobby on the scene of the grisliest of the murders, whose working class common sense proves an invaluable asset, Rayley Abrams, a cautious intellectual whose future at the Yard is ...
Toys For Boys is the seventh e-book in a series called Lance & Ringo Tails. Each tail is a short story about two brothers, a dog and a cat. In Tail Seven, the brothers struggle to share toys, as told by their human. Lance and Ringo also share their perspectives, granting a glimpse into what these two really think of each other and their humans.
The series is based on my real pets and their real life wild adventures. Each fictionalized book contains a humorous short story about Lance, an English Springer Spaniel, and Ringo, a long-haired domestic cat. Recommended for ages 10+, but animal lovers of all ages will enjoy the "tails."
Genre: Short Stories Length: 19 Pages (4,254 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
"A wonderful end to the series, a gripping historical fantasy" Lindsey Burns
The Queen of the North's sons are called to Camelot, and the cry on their lips is War.
Returning to Lothian, Queen Morgawse struggles to regain control of her old kingdom. With her husband absent and her adult sons called to Camelot to fight among King Arthur's knights, she is vulnerable. Having been away and gained something of a reputation in Tintagel, fighting to assert her authority with the Highland lords and to protect herself proves difficult.
Morgawse focuses all of her energy on raising her youngest son, Mordred, and sheltering him from what others say about his birth. Still a young boy, people are suspicious and afraid of him. Must he too be wrought from her care and become a knight in Camelot?
Having found some happiness in her new life, Morgawse risks seeing it shattered when she finds that there has been a hidden danger at the heart of her family all along, one that it may already be too late ...
Once, the empire of Vhur was the world's most powerful. But that was before the Lichy plague. Now, twenty years and millions of dead later, only a few cities remain. The survivors walk a fine line between life and the grave.
And come the Night of Knives, even these last few might perish.
Trix has had her fair share of lovers, who all found their deaths a bit earlier than planned. When she goes out to meet Dottie, things go a little different than she expected.
What starts out as a pretty wild night, might bring an end to the lives of several living beings, each motivated by a deep passion.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 58 Pages (512 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
"Grit swirled as something large left the silty lake floor blinding the crew of the DarkScan just long enough for the creature to escape their sight. Drey strained, willing Horshact to pursue it, but the weight of the submersible made for slow maneuvers. The beast was at least three submersible-lengths ahead of them, and she could see the hull of what looked like a boat above. Horshact made a split second decision and dropped their ballast. With the release of the ballast DarkScan catapulted, and her fins brushed the creature's flipper. Startled by the touch it flinched, and curled to plunge past into deep water. But soon it needed air and stroked to the surface. The video cameras caught the creature as it inhaled and dived. DarkScan was unable to follow, having released all of her ballast. The creature reappeared in the screen... and for a moment, Drey stared into its eyes."
The Loch Ness monster exists, but is it responsible for terrorizing the lakeside? When perky cryptozoologist ...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 49 Pages (473 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
"The Song of Our Land: A Medieval Tale of the Summer Solstice" is a simple, swift-paced, smooth-flowing picture storybook that combines the craft of storytelling with engaging, impressionist illustrations. "The Song of Our Land" is based upon a fictional medieval tale that will be appreciated by new adults and older adult audiences. Beautifully-illustrated and thoughtfully-written, this inspiring storybook has 43 pages of striking, specifically-sequenced pictures with an accompanying story narrative. The tale of "The Song of Our Land" is based upon the full-length story told in the epic medieval fantasy novel entitled "The Wolves of Trisidian" by Adrian Robbe. "The Song of Our Land" emphasizes virtuous themes of peace, joy, and contentment when being forced to undergo menacing acts of external coercion and/or intimidation. In context, the tale of "The Song of Our Land" takes place in the small Village of Peritrova on the Eve of the Summer Solstice Festival in the Year 1499 A.D. as the ...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 48 Pages (25,835 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
[Rating: PG] PLEASE NOTE: This story, The Wreckers, the Fifth novel in the "Tropical Frontier" series, also appears in Tim Robinson's first novel, Tales of Old Florida. In this edition it has been re-formated for young readers.
Shipwrecks, pirates, buried treasure; desolate windswept islands, jungled forests, and the mysterious Everglade - dark and foreboding to all but the Seminole and Miccosuki. Imagine growing up in such a place, no one for miles around, only you and your family. This is the world young Charlie MacLeod was born into. To him it is nothing unusual. It is simply home.
Everything can disappear in the blink of an eye.
Life has reached a crossroad with different paths to follow. It may seem a good idea to follow the path of truth, but is Maxine ready to face what lays ahead? After all the ups and downs in her life, Max doesn't know how to deal with the situations that now present themselves under a different light. She feels lost and can't find a way to take charge over her life. Even her instincts seem to be playing tricks on her. The truth that unfolds before her eyes has never been so overwhelming. Everything is perplexing and even more mysterious.
Will Max be strong enough to handle her troubles?
And what about Thomas? Will he adjust to this new chapter of his life and give Maxine the support she needs? Will he be able to get rid of the people who have done them so much harm?
In the last book of the Collateral Duology suspense, anything can happen. Even if at the end forgive is just a verb that will not exist in Maxine and Thomas' dictionary.
When Emma and Kip Dupree bought their first home together, they got a lot more than they bargained for. They wanted to get out of the city and get on with their lives on the quiet cul-de-sac. Instead, an object of obsession brings their lives to a screeching halt.
Who is the woman living next door?
Why does she do the curious things she does?
Why do Emma and Kip feel like their lives have been so disrupted?
How do they get her to stop?
The Duprees are only sure about one thing: the social contract must be upheld at all costs.
Partying too much, picking fights with her Mom... Holly's senior year of high school has become a bit of a mess. She has no idea what she wants to do next year and she's sick of the pressure to have a plan. When she's shipped off to spend some time in Chicago with her Aunt Miranda, she starts to feel more like herself.
But, Holly's about to have bigger problems. The world is on the brink of a viral outbreak that will change the way humans live for years to come. It begins in all the major cities. People are changing into crazed animals, impervious to pain. Nobody knows why.
For those who want a peek at what the original outbreak from "Wilders" looked like for those experiencing it. Also for anybody who enjoys a good story with some pulse pounding moments.
Set a decade before the events of "Wilders", and featuring an entirely different set of characters, this prequel can be read before or after "Wilders".
Five years ago, thirteen-year-old Chrissie Edwards stormed out of her parents' house and vanished into the dark night, never to be seen again.
This is the story of what happened to Chrissie as told through the eyes of her family. A tale of alien abduction and a war older than humanity.
Writing Home is available as an individual title but all five titles in John Zanetti's sci-fi shorter fiction collection are now also available in the one volume, Girls with Attitude, at a price that is a big discount to buying the titles individually. The stories are all about alien invasions and abductions, dragons and zombies, apocalypse, and the end of the world.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 48 Pages (1,487 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Nicholas McKenna is a time traveler who is on a mission to kill an evil political leader whose ascension to power could lead to a genocide. The situation is not exactly as it seems, though. Along the way, Nick encounters other time travelers who are attempting to solve a time paradox. Midway into his mission, Nick experiences a paradigm shift that precedes several surprising plot twists.
In this science fiction novella, Nick learns that both the forces of good and evil can be found on the great river of time.
As I rode the turbulent torrents of time, I tried to relax and enjoy the ride.
I closed my eyes and imagined myself on a raft on a river. At some point in the journey, I must have passed out because I had a dream in which I saw a beautiful blue river that flowed down toward its delta. Along the riverbank walked a man dressed like a shepherd, carrying a staff.
His gaze encompassed the whole river, its origin and its ending equally present to him. Although he looked ...
A rabies-like super virus bleeds into Melody's neighborhood, turning all those infected into ravenous aggressors. While watching society crumble beyond her threshold, Melody hides in the safety of her attic, waiting for her husband to return. Four days have passed, and it's becoming apparent that he's not coming home. She pushes her fear aside and propels herself out the front door, with a baseball bat in hand, ready to venture across town on a mission to save her husband -- and their failing marriage.
However, after teaming up with her neighbor John, her determination is put to the test. Despite butting heads with the man next door, she develops an unsettling attraction to him, and they grow to rely on each other for strength and friendship.
Unsure if her husband is still alive, her reasons for going on are called into question and it doesn't take long before she begins to doubt her strength.
Fair Haven is a viral-outbreak horror story laced with personal struggle, romance, and ...
I've been burned by my ex-fiancée and sentenced myself to long shifts at the hospital ever since. There's no way I'd give anyone else the opportunity to break my heart again.
Until chance brings me face to face with the girl from my past.
Danielle is still as beautiful as ever, and seeing her reminds me of how I felt about her -- how I still feel about her.
But she's changed. I can see it when I look into her eyes. It's like she's no longer living, but merely existing. An enigma laden with secrets from her past -- secrets that are forcing her to run from me. Only this time, I won't let her get away so easily.
I'm determined to peel away every layer of secrets she carries around her, and to protect her from whatever it is that's causing her to run.
Danielle Reynolds will not slip through my fingers again.
This time... she stays.
The ties that bind...
Tessa Hale is happily married to John Hale, sheriff of Poison Springs.
Tessa met John at the tender age of eighteen, then a gunman in hiding. Despite her father's wishes, their love blossomed.
With a family on the way, John was eager to provide a safe and respectable place for his children, so he made a home in Poison Springs, a town desperate for peace.
But one terrible night, Tessa's peaceful and idyllic life is shattered with the news that John has been killed?
Tessa knows she will not rest until her husband's killer is found.
But what can she do to find the killer?
But with John gone, it's not long before locals start competing for Tessa's affections.
Desperate to make Tessa his wife, Jackie Frost resorts to extreme measures to ensure he is the one to secure the prize - even if that means eliminating anyone who stands in his way.
The feud between the ranchers reaches a climax and things go from bad to worse when Tessa's daughter is kidnapped.
This ebook has the following flash fiction story:
Monster of Monsters: The Vampire, Green Serpent
Type: Flash Fiction and the word count is about 250 words
This short-short story in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction shows a very short scene with Controller talking with one of the coaches, Green Serpent, who is a vampire.
New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer's style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision.
About the Monster of Monsters series of books:
Monster of Monsters: Realms Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction is a story highlighting a tiny scene from the action-packed Monster of Monsters series inspired by some of Universal Classic Monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Invisible Man, the Mummy, and the Wolf Man and other classic movies like the Spider Woman, Earth vs The Spider, Eight Legged Freaks, the ...
Genre: Horror Length: 284 Pages (1,161 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Maxine Mylano, a former classical pianist, has just come out from a life full of emotions and success, but is currently going through a difficult phase. After losing her best friend, Eve Lancaster, she found herself in an even more complicated situation. She is sick and suffering from panic syndrome, having to take care of Eve's son, a four-years-old boy, called Lukas. She has to learn how to do what she never had to, stage is not a place for her anymore. A young woman who has been spoiled and flattered all over her world since she was 10 and now has a small child company, when Lukas's father, Thomas Green Taylor, reappears in the young pianist's life, it gets even more complicated. Bad things begin to happen, and Maxine does not know if Thomas is reliable. This is the worst person Maxine could have been on the side of, and from this improbable partnership, both begin to discovery countless mysteries all around them, and that's a sign everything can happen.
The plot full of twists and ...
Shades of Gray Flash Fiction, very short reads to tickle your imagination. Dive into the world of Shades of Gray with this Flash Fiction piece. This very short story shows a glimpse of a world shrouded in darkness.
Sphinx Corporation File:
The Council #1
A department within the Sphinx Corporation observes one of its experimental projects.
The Sphinx Corporation was one of many corporations that governed a planet where Dry Clouds held hostage half the world in eternal night. A mystery surrounded this world of Shades of Gray. Where did the Dry Clouds come from and what caused them?
There are many characters and stories in this series of science fiction kindle books. Get into the excitement of these science fiction and fantasy kindle books and discover what started it all. Journey through this parallel world where legal assassins known as Life Closers exist. In these science fiction and fantasy books, robots that resemble living things called bio-mechas roam the land. There was no ...
Genre: Science Fiction Length: 273 Pages (1,041 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
After the fall of Earth, the surviving humans colonized other worlds and formed the Hyperion Empire. At the Empire's center: the planet Lintalla. The rest is comprised of human clans and alien civilizations. Although the Empire has enjoyed peace for many years, the threat of war with the bear-like Tarin 'Tal and other enemy tribes is never far away. During a routine diplomatic visit, a courtship between the Empire and potential new members, something seems amiss. In the midst of all the state dinners, planetary tours, and exhibition tournaments, James Ursidae -- son of the legendary warrior and founder of the Emperor's elite guard known as he Hammer -- senses that tensions between some of the Imperial factions are approaching a boiling point. An assassination attempt on James and his companions, including the Emperor's daughter, confirms his worst fears. As the Empire hovers on the brink of war, James assumes his birthright and ascends to the post his father once occupied, leading the ...
Maggie Montgomery has to overcome the pain that an abusive relationship has left her with. She strives to find a life of her own, while keeping the lives her two children balanced. She enters the dating world with very little experience. She learns that it is a lot harder to connect with another man than she thought it would be. Maggie finds herself at a crossroads. She has to choose whether to fight for a love she has looked for her whole life or walk away.
Kenny Joseph is a loner, who has always been content with very little human connection. An unexpected surprise comes into his life which opens his heart in a way he never thought possible. His path crosses with a woman who could change everything for him. Kenny has to make a choice between being alone or with the one person who makes him feel alive.
Great!! I really enjoyed this book I read it all, in one sitting. Couldn't stop reading it. I really recommend it. - Nora Landsbergen
I must admit to having read this book in one sitting. A book that covers a lot of issues; eating disorders, trauma, physical abuse, discrimination, bullying, murder-mystery and questioning one's sexuality. So a lot of ground covered in a few pages. However, it is incredibly well-paced, sensitively handled and leads to a beautiful ending. - Mark
Find out why this hot young adult gay romance story is taking the world by storm...
Liam is a lonely teenager, lost in a world of his own. Unwilling to speak for the last six months and starving himself, Liam has no friends and is constantly bullied. Jayden is a new kid at school. Immediately he is drawn to Liam's ice blue eyes and the beauty of his features. After a struggle and unconditional love, Jadyn finally gains Liam's trust and love; ignoring all the other students' taunts and warnings, befriends Liam ...
A tarnished name and a bitter heart.
That's all Angela Ross owned when she fled Texas. Forced to return after fifteen years, she knows in a town like Grand, some sins are never forgotten... Much less forgiven.
Shelly Sampson is the reigning queen of Grand, but her crown is tarnished and nothing threatens to knock her tiara off faster than a chill wind from the past... Like the return of Angela Ross.
Lucas Cahill writes love songs for a woman he can't have. Lucas has a plan to change that, but heart strings prove tougher to tune than the old guitar his dad left him. Turns out love... is no easy song to write.
In the fifth volume of my action-packed short story series Peter and the gang finally come face to face with the devil himself, Harold Cartwright. Responsible for engineering the outbreak that created The Decayed Ones, Harold was now hell bent on taking down Peter Troy before he can destroy all of the Elixir and bring an end to the chaos and horror. You won't want to miss this epic installment of The Rise of Peter Troy.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 40 Pages (391 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Una is a fierce Irish bride facing the most difficult choice of her life...
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Una and McKenna Brady have undergone more heartbreak in their young years then many people go through in a lifetime. The Irish potato famine left their homeland ravaged, and their family buried in the ground. Now, on their way to a distant relative in Missouri Una is determined to take care of her younger sister and create a new life.
Henry Mackey is an easygoing country boy who has never taken anything too seriously until he meets Una. When Una sees Henry's green eyes, she is trapped by the thought of him.
When Una discovers that Mr. Mackey has been arranged as her husband, she can't believe her good fortune. But a family dinner with her future husband proves that things aren't always what they seem...
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Mustang Ridges isn't a town, a stripper, or some old western movie. She's a feisty, single mom living in the small town of Lakeside, Texas where money does buy happiness and keeping up appearances is much more important than the truth. Six months ago on her thirtieth birthday, her husband decided that married life, fatherhood, and his job as the Lakeside Chief of Police weren't as exciting as a permanent vacation to Grand Cayman with his mistress and a million dollars in diamonds he stole from the police evidence lockup.
Mustang is a pariah in a Lakeside full of piranha. But she refuses to leave -- this is her home, and she figures that if she can't join them, then she'll beat them at their own game. With a little luck, some intimidation, and the help of her good friends Monica and Haley, Mustang presides over her own little slice of Lakeside, the Bee Creek Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.
All is quiet in Lakeside until Molly Miars, the kindergarten teacher, is found dead. ...
Sigrid stood in the center of what had once been the Academy grounds on Alcyone. Now, all that remained were the burned and collapsed remnants of the school and dormitories. Smoke still wisped up from the blackened piles of lumber and debris. The stench was raw and acrid, threatening to overwhelm her sensors.
"There's no way Independents did this," Christian said. "It looks like a whole battalion landed here."
Frantic, Sigrid scanned the area again, searching desperately for signs of the girls, but nothing turned up in her sensory modes. She tried calling out with her comlink. If they were in range, they'd pick up the signal. But there was still nothing. Not even the orbital satellites showed any sign of the girls, or survivors for that matter. Whoever had done this had been brutal and thorough.
Sigrid knew she would kill them.
Sigrid and Suko are two girls from the impoverished and crime-infested streets of 24th century Earth. Sold into slavery to save ...
What would you do if someone demanded you write the best story of your life, to be judged online? That your life depended on it.
Four well-known authors receive an email telling them they are responsible for a suicide. Their antagonist makes it clear she is out for revenge and they have no option but to comply. Their task is to post the best story they can imagine online and await judgement. Filled with guilt, anxiety, and even a few murderous tendencies, each writer weaves their tale and hopes for the best. It'll be the competition of their lives. Who's story will win? Will anyone survive?
If you enjoy tense, fast-paced horror, then you will love Kevin J. Kennedy and J.C. Michael's You Only Get One Shot! Your shot is now. Read You Only Get One Shot today.
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"Kennedy & Michael's _You Only Get One Shot_ is quite a clever noir narrative, blending several gritty tales together into one unforgettable "escape by your wits" premise that will keep you turning ...
It was easy to dismiss the mysterious cut on his finger and the curious stranger he met that night as part of a dream. But the wound on Jevic's finger left him with a gift instead of a scar. Now he can see another dimension mingles invisibly with the world he thought he knew.
Jevic O'Connor has no idea his name is part of a sacred prophecy or that the future of his world depends on the choices he is about to make.
Nathaniel Yancey just wants a little peace and quiet.
Born into a wealthy Charleston, South Carolina, family, he much prefers a simple, tranquil retreat to the adventurous life chosen by so many of his nine rambunctious brothers. His profession? A clergyman, destined to serve the Lord.
Having just graduated from The Fold of the Faithful Seminary in St. Louis, he has been assigned to a church in Virginia City, Nevada, whose pastor was recently killed in an accident. The place is supposed to be peaceful. It's supposed to be quiet. He looks forward to sharing his residence with a housekeeper, doing charitable work, ministering to his flock, and reading the Good Book.
Upon arrival, however, he is shocked and stunned to discover that, contrary to his expectations, the parsonage is swamped by females: the six daughters of Reverend Winthrop -- three adult women and three young children aged four, five, and six -- and an extraordinary "do all/be all" former lady of the evening, who runs ...
Secret Service Agent Carlie Simmons began her day surrounded by trusted colleagues in an inter-agency shooting competition in Tucson. It ended with a staggering body count as the world around her unraveled from a deadly virus. With her mission to extract the President's daughter from the University of Arizona gone awry, she must choose between her sworn duties and her moral obligations to others as the city is overtaken by roving packs of flesh-eating mutants. If she and her small group are to survive the night and find a way out of the ravaged city, she will have to summon all of her training, mental prowess, and tactical abilities. Book One in a new series. Approximately 152 pages.
When Maya Burke digs up an old journal written by her father, a man she has never met, what she finds is a plan for a spiritual journey created specifically for her. As she explores its teachings, she is catapulted onto a cross-country adventure, and is swept up into a world of visions, vortexes, secret government programs, and a spiritual underground that has revived an ancient meditation practice that may literally change the world. Waking Maya is a thrilling, wisdom-packed quest to understand the deepest principles of our reality.
• "A well written RH book with murdering and ruthless cutthroat bandits, involuntary servitude, danger, action, four hot alpha mercenaries, one feisty mischief making village girl, hot simmering chemistry which will lead liberation and an HEA. Enjoy, I did!"
Keira has always been a bad girl. Mouthy, troublesome, and quick to disobey. But in a village plagued by a band of cutthroats who would kill you as soon as look at you, breaking the rules could mean death.
When being obedient becomes to much to bear and she finds herself in the frying pan, no one is more surprised than Keira when four mercenaries come to her rescue.
Taka, enigmatic, commanding and sensual, a spear his weapon of choice.
Kai, quick-witted and sexy, his mind and tongue as sharp as his arrows.
Rex, a massive beast of a man, strong as an lion and twice as courageous, lethal with his axe.
And Luca. Icy, angry, tortured Luca, who can't decide whether to run Keira through with his sword or take her for his own.
Camping overnight in a draw on the newly released lands of the old XIT Ranch, Will Gantry suddenly feels an odd and welcome sense of belonging. He becomes friends with Dan, a deputy sheriff, a beautiful woman, and a young boy. He begins to make solid plans for the future that include an old cowboy named Pete and the professor. Will decides his idea of wandering down to Old Mexico can wait, maybe forever.
"There were no dull moments in the book."
--O'Pat, Amazon Review
"Tightly plotted and well researched thriller."
--Gigi, Amazon Review
"Well developed and sympathetic characters."
--K E Rodrigues, Amazon Review
Violet just wanted to get to work, throwing on her makeup as she hurried her son to day care and fended off a call from her overbearing mother.
Rick just wanted to get the day over with and get back home. Since coming back from Iraq, he just couldn't stand being out anymore, especially with clueless people he seemed to know only in another lifetime.
Azim was there for a different reason, a higher calling. And a truckload of weapons and comrades would help him achieve it.
They joined hundreds of others on the bridge, all of whom were puzzled by the strange traffic jam building up. All of whom realized with horror what was about to happen.
As a horrific crime unfolds, one thing becomes clear to them all: no one will leave the bridge ...
Murder Served Hot is the fifth in a series of mysteries featuring P.I. Nikki Hunter. The only child of a Cossack and a former nun, Nikki is an independent private investigator who lives aboard her sailboat in the marina complex where she also rents a ground floor office.
In Murder Served Hot Nikki is hired by Brooke Evans, a woman who is considering a marriage proposal from her CPA, Stanley Godard, but is concerned about his recent behavior. While Nikki is watching Godard's office the situation quickly evolves from a routine case involving background checks and surveillance, into a murder investigation.
Nikki is delving into the life of the victim, searching for anyone who had something to gain from his death, when she discovers that Nina Jezek, a notorious vigilante killer who targets sex offenders, has returned to California, and she's on the rampage again.
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Clan of the Cave Bear meets Epic Fantasy...
The clan's survival is under threat, but one has the power to save them - their Outcast.
In the Wolf Clan, in winter's darkest hour, a baby is born with a powerful gift. But dangerous omens brand her an Outcast, and the Elders name her Iluna.
As Iluna comes of age, dark magic, war, and treachery soon jeopardize the life of every clan member; many suspect Iluna and her gift. Is she to blame? Or is she salvation?
Iluna must decide: save the clan, or save herself.
'The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic' is a collection of standalone epic fantasy novels rather than a series. Each novel is a complete story that invites readers to fully immerse into a rich fantasy world. ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 240 Pages (7,244 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
He'll Stop at Nothing to Have Her
Colonel Colton James Ragnarson III should have known better. He wanted nothing more than to enjoy his retirement after his intensely active combat years in the US Army, take care of his family, and find the mystery woman who had made him personalized weapons. Those weapons made the Pentagon desperate to find her as well, as they had saved Colt's life and the lives of his men on countless occasions. Never had he intended to engage in a secret liaison that required he go against his usual "give no Fs" demeanor. After making early mistakes in his teenage years, he was a model soldier and guardian to his ward. However, maintaining his strict discipline was proving to be impossible after meeting his ward's roommate and best friend.
>>>Nothing had prepared him for Imani St. John.
She evoked emotions in him that he'd never experienced or thought he was even capable of. He knew others would think what he felt for her was inappropriate. However, he would ...
At Coulter's Restaurant - Book 1
Originally published in the anthology, A Walk in the Woods, with six other stories.
Grace Coulter has been hiding in the kitchen of her family restaurant since she was eight years old. That's when the name-calling began. Stretch, skinny-minny, boy in girl's clothes, all because of the slender height that had her towering over even the tallest boys in the class.
Now, nearly thirty years later, Grace is head chef of the failing restaurant and still hiding in the kitchen. Like many businesses during the current recession, Coulter's may have to start laying off employees or even close. But Grace has a plan to save the restaurant and the people she's known all her life; a plan that will force her to go out into the world and face her fears.
When the body of an undocumented worker is discovered in the back of a truck in northern Michigan, the death is barely noted. But the woman's earlier ties to the top resort on Mackinac Island pulls news reporter Nick Steele into the case. Who killed Suzie Alvarez and why was she brutally murdered? Steele chases the story from the Straits of Mackinac to dairy farms in the Thumb and a ritzy den of sin in Traverse City. A Place for Murder shines a bright light on the dark and dangerous underground world of human trafficking.
Fort Lewis: the last bastion of civilization left in the western U.S.
The Undead: nearly seven billion hungry flesh-eaters roaming the world.
Carlie Simmons and her elite team: unstoppable and perhaps humanity's final hope.
With research for the antidote underway, Carlie and her team at Fort Lewis face a new threat from an emerging force in southeastern Washington. A brutal army of former military prisoners, led by demented Lt. Colonel Ryan Mitchell, seeks to destroy all that Carlie and her fellow operators have fought for. Armed with a frightening technology for manipulating the faster-moving mutants, Mitchell will stop at nothing to control the Pacific Northwest. Amidst the chaos of open warfare at their doorstep, Carlie must face her own personal battles while racing against the clock to save what could be humanity's last chance for survival and her own chance for love in a world spiraling out of control. The Gathering Darkness is the fourth volume in the Carlie Simmons ...
WHERE HAVE AMERICA'S MISSING PERSONS GONE?
As a doctor in the post-Blackout United States of America of 2087, Joe Barnes struggles to save his patients and uphold his Hippocratic Oath. Even so, he's an idealist, and his home life is one of happy expectation as he and his wife Mary prepare to welcome their first child after a "medical miracle" makes their dream possible.
But a teenaged boy dies unexpectedly on Barnes' watch and a girl goes missing, and as Barnes becomes obsessed with finding the killer, patients keep dropping dead from strange diseases that should no longer exist at the end of the 21st century. With the help of his mentor, he chases a phantom force at work in the hospital and discovers a terrifying link to a human experimentation program from the barely-remembered chaos of World War II.
The forces behind the spreading pestilence threaten to spark another global cataclysm - and slaughter Barnes's young family - unless the good doctor can stop them in time.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 331 Pages (2,725 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
A magical boarding school. Budget cuts. Missing teaches. A not-so-cozy mystery.
You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher's perspective at a school for at risk youth.
This book bundle includes: Reading, Writing and Necromancy; Budget Cuts for the Dark Arts and Crafts; My Crazy Hex-Boyfriend; Spell It Out for Me; Hex Crimes, and BONUS MATERIAL. BerateMyTeacher.com and Dear Jezzy: How Can a Devil Make an Angel Say Yes are also included in this bundle.
WARNING: These books contain hex-rated mysteries.
Book 6: Reading, Writing and Necromancy
Happily ever after is short-lived for Clarissa Lawrence while working as the arts and craft teacher at Womby's School for Wayward Witches. Clarissa must solve the mystery of who has been killing people and draining them of their magic. If Clarissa doesn't discover who the murderer is, and how to save Derrick in time, he may be lost forever.
Worse yet, she might turn up dead next.
Book 7: Budget Cuts for the ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 1,616 Pages (5,193 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
She avoids relationships, but this family challenges her view of God.
For years, Amber traipsed around the Northwest avoiding the skeletons in her closet. Job-hopping every few weeks, she refuses to let anyone get close to her, protecting herself from the pain that relationships bring. As winter plants itself firmly across the Rockies, though, she decides to take a chance on a job at a logging company with a family different from any she's ever known.
But is this family genuine?
Watching the family interact creates more questions than answers for Amber. The adults love to spend time with each other and dote on the little ones. Even more mysterious, the parents treat the married spouses like their own children and carefully keep watch on employees and friends.
Feeling like she's entered the happily-ever-after written at the end of fairytales, Amber watches for cracks in the façade. Surely as the days pass, the play-acting will cease and the real family will emerge.
Or could she ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 171 Pages (1,037 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Determined to unearth the truth about her DEA agent brother's reported death, Rachel York takes a nanny position at an historic Charleston tea plantation. She finds she is ill prepared to deal with the plantation's new owner who is overflowing with bitterness and distrust.
Widowed and wounded, former Marine Corps Special Forces operative, Luke Barrett, has enough to handle with his little girl and an historic property to upkeep. The last thing he needs is a feisty, stubborn woman with whom to contend. Yet, Rachel's determined spirit awakens something in Luke that he thought died a long time ago.
Luke begins to capture Rachel's heart until the night she uncovers evidence he may be keeping his plantation solvent by allowing cocaine to be smuggled along his coastline.
Devastated by the possibility, Rachel must decide whether to confront him, even while she conceals secrets of her own.
Can love survive a summer of deception?
Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 352 Pages (1,183 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Jasper Andrews is in over her head. God and the Devil have disappeared from Earth, leaving humanity without hope. Il Separatio, the Entity of Neutrality, tries to restore peace through the intervention of its children, the Order of Vespers. They are tasked with maintaining the balance between light and dark, ensuring that no faction becomes too powerful. They think Jasper is the key to harnessing the power of Il Separatio, protecting the Vespers and maintaining the balance.
The Vespers Chronicles follows the adventures of Jasper Andrews and her initiation into a paranormal world of beings called The Order of Vespers.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 248 Pages (2,784 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
When faced with two fears, you run from the one that frightens you most, at least that is what Anneliese Carson did. At almost sixteen years old she chose to slip silently away after her mother died and go on a search for her Uncle Virgil in Oregon. She started out from a small town near Chicago with a wagon filled with only enough to help her survive and not be too burdensome for the old draft horse. Her greatest help came from three Colonels she met along the way, that and the handsome scout for the army.
YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE WORLD OF MAGICAL BOARDING SCHOOLS? NOT FROM A TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE AT A SCHOOL FOR AT-RISK YOUTH.
Adult Content Warning: Get cozy with this hexy mystery.
Clarissa Lawrence now remembers everything the Raven Queen has stolen everything from her, starting with her fairy godmother, her student, and her child. The icing on the cake is that Clarissa's powers as a witch have been robbed from her, rendering her powerless.
Despite her lack of magic, Clarissa is determined to get those she loves back, even if it means joining the dark side. In order to bring justice to the land, she will have to fulfill her contract with a Fae, seek answers from Alouette Loraline's diary of experiments, steal the Ruby of Divine Wisdom, and accept assistance from the wickedest witch in all the land -- even if it kills her and everyone around her.
And this new plan just might result in death and destruction if necromancy is involved.
The path Clarissa walks will either unite all ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 226 Pages (3,957 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Micah's friend Layne Parrish lies in a puddle of blood. The killers flee in an unmarked van. Why did they kidnap the dog?
While on a normal dog walk, three masked gunmen assassinate Micah's best friend. Overpowered and outgunned, he's unable to stop them.
How far will he go to achieve justice for his slain friend?
As he sets out to uncover their identities, they're also hunting him. Who are they? What is their angle?
Micah uncovers a clue about a sinister operation going down in a few days. A big score with a bloody intent.
Can Micah foil their designs before they find him and assassinate him too?
Shock Collar is the seventh standalone book in the multi-award-winning Micah Reed series, a set of edge-of-your-seat thrillers. If you like complex characters, shocking twists, and layers of conspiracy, then you'll love Jim Heskett's enthralling thriller.
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After restauranteur, Big Tommy Prather, is blown to pieces in his front yard, Mustang Ridges and her two best friends are on the case. While the local police have ruled the death an accident, Mustang and the girls suspect murder. They can prove it... sort of.
As the small community of Lakeside, Texas mourns the loss of one of its most beloved citizens, Mustang, Haley, and Monica do their level best to find someone who might want Big Tommy dead. Only... every single person they interview, loves Big Tommy. He volunteered at the food pantry, coached little league, sang in the church choir, and sponsored funding raising events for every cause under the sun. In short, he was Jesus with a beer gut.
When Haley is kidnapped by the killer, all hell breaks loose and Mustang must solve Big Tommy's murder before her best friend is blown to pieces.
One moment, one mistake, changed Jolene Faraday's life forever. Devoted entirely now to bringing down the super villain known as Killjoy, she spends every waking moment working toward his downfall - and the rest of the time trying to come to terms with what her life has become.
Somebody's about to have a bad day...
Nightmares, guilt, and questions of her own morality notwithstanding, Jolene, A.K.A. Daystar, is becoming the hero she swore she'd be, and StrikeForce, under Portia's leadership, is earning a measure of respectability from friend and foe alike. That is, until questions about Jolene's involvement in a certain super villain's death come to light, along with increasing pressure for her to answer questions about her shadowy past.
All of it is background noise, a distraction from her hunt for Killjoy and his team. And when they threaten yet another person she cares for, Jolene becomes nothing less than Killjoy and company's worst nightmare.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 246 Pages (1,588 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Book #1 in the Purge of Babylon post-apocalyptic series. It all starts here.
ONE NIGHT. THAT WAS ALL IT TOOK.
Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments.
Survivors call it The Purge.
Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely.
Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the ...
America, what will we become?
Winner of the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Award for best Science Fiction Novel and a Readers' Favorite Book Award recipient.
"History doesn't repeat itself. It outdoes itself."
- Acton Granger, 54th President of the United States
Nearly five decades from now, America is finding its legs again after years of bitter conflict. Civ-2, as the Second Civil War came to be known, turned the nation's cities into battlefields and took millions of lives. Early in the 2060 campaign, Reformation League candidate Acton Granger made an unprecedented concession - he would forego a running mate and offer the vice presidency to his chief rival, whomever that may become. It was a gesture of unity that rocketed Granger to victory. Still stinging from defeat, the Conservative League's Elijah Schroeder chose to swallow his pride and accept Granger's offer, alienating his own supporters and political allies in the process.
Now two years into their fragile partnership, ...
The further adventures of Dan Kilmer, taking place a few years after Castigo Cay. Dan is a former Marine sniper in his late thirties. Fifteen years earlier, he returned home from military service in the Middle East and gave college a try, but his combat experiences prevented him from fitting into campus life. In a South Florida boatyard, his uncle was attempting to refurbish an old cargo schooner, and Dan left college to help him finish the flagging project. After two years of work but before the sixty-foot boat was relaunched, his uncle fell from a scaffold and died. While still in his mid-twenties, Dan inherited the schooner Rebel Yell, but not the means to maintain it or afford the cruising lifestyle. Soon after, he left the United States to embark on a series of voyages, mostly in pursuit of beautiful women and good times.
In The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun, Dan's trading schooner is located in southwest Ireland, where he is attempting to sell drums of diesel fuel salvaged from ...
Genre: War Length: 536 Pages (3,195 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
A short story collection from Andersen Prunty, author of FUCKNESS and HI I'M A SOCIAL DISEASE. Contains "The Summer of Flies", "Deathtripping in New Orleans", "Durning", "Air Cathedral", "The Nowhere Room", "Black Rosita's Man", and "Rayles."
Genre: Short Stories Length: 106 Pages (2,889 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
What would you do to hold on to the good life? Would you let the nigga lie and cheat on you? Would you turn your head when the truth is hitting you dead in the face?
Akila Jones is a young woman who had a rough childhood growing up in one of Richmond, VA's grimiest projects. She learns early on that she has to boss up, go in savage mode, and take care of herself by any means necessary. Things were starting to look up for her when she fell for Mari, a well-known hitta from Virginia Beach, VA. Little did she know, she was up for all the bullshit and drama that comes with dating a nigga with money. She'll learn fast that good sex and playing the good girl was not enough to keep her wild lover under control.
Mari was young, rich, and arrogant. His messed up mentality toward females only makes it worse when he snatches up this young girl that was desperate for a better life. His ignorant behavior makes him oblivious to the fact that danger is on the way, and his life is about to turn ...
Genre: African American Length: 184 Pages (8,697 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Wyvern's Blood is the story of a young girl sacrificed to a wyvern in order to keep the village safe. Little does she know what the wyvern wants her for, or what her sacrifice will mean for herself, dragonkind, or the fate of her people.
This version has been updated to reflect changes to the story universe since it's original publication in the 2001 anthology Nor of Human.
Who is Professor Dark? Who is Miss Shadow?
A mysterious world unfolds as two gifted individuals appear
A group of people are terrorized by a demon and are unable to escape its clutches. Two mysterious individuals arrive with strange abilities that could possibly save them from this menace. Prepare to enter a world of the strange, the bizarre, and the unexplainable. The first short story of Book #0 is about to begin!
Author Jeff Walker invites you to delve into this horror/thriller and prepare for the beginning of a series of short story adventures of the paranormal and oddly weird fiction. If you are into Doctor Who of an X--Files nature with a twist of Batman thrown in... then come and see what will become the ultimate infusion of all those and more!
Begin your journey into the mysterious world by grabbing a copy now! Read - Review - Enjoy!
Ester is a pilot in the Earth Military Defence -- one of the best -- whenever her co-pilot Rocky bothers to tear himself away from a human woman and turn up.
Ester has always tried to keep her alien co-pilot at arm's length. His Falganian pheromones are renowned for their sexual potency, and Ester is keen to remain his co-worker, not a conquest.
But when Ester and Rocky are called up to fight, the space battle doesn't go according to plan and they quickly find themselves somewhere they weren't meant to be.
Crash-landed on an unknown planet, Ester is alone with mountains of red rocks and a dangerous amount of Rocky's pheromones for company. But as time wears on, Ester wonders whether keeping Rocky at arm's length is a good idea... Falganian's are supposed to be known for their prowess... aren't they?
Warning: This scifi alien romance is intended for mature audiences.
The Purple Purse Merman features a story about a parallel universe. A father and son are going on a camping trip, right when a purple merman encounters a flying superstar parrot. This parrot is named Orion the Star. Orion flies from the constellation, Orion's Belt. Orion has two trusty sidekicks, dogs named Canis Major and Canis Minor. These universal superstars help reunite and help families, dogs, parrots and all the creatures in distress. The Purple Purse Merman feels very insecure being purple and having a purple purse that glitters and glistens. The story makes you realize, everyone has a little purple in them. That's what makes every creature different and special. Being purple is about embracing life and the creatures you love.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 53 Pages (80,368 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019
Orion the Star is a children's book series for kids, dogs, parrots, cats, and even adults. Orion is a superstar parrot who flies from the stars to save any creature in distress. Orion's trusty sidekicks are two dogs named Canis Major and Canis Minor. The Pink Dolphin is a heartwarming dad and daughter sailing adventure. A beautiful girl dreams of mermaids, dolphins and heart-shaped pancakes. Awakening to the sweet aroma of her dad cooking pancakes, she feels happy and safe. After breakfast, they begin their sailing excursion. Along the way, the daughter spies a pink dolphin caught in a fishing net. The dolphin needs help, and this little girl is determined to save her. They have to endure a huge wave crashing into them as a caravan of sharks seizes them without due process. As Dad fights to save himself from the sharks to save his daughter, Orion and the loyal dogs come to the rescue. This children's book, Orion the Star: The Pink Dolphin, showcases the never-ending love between a dad ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 29 Pages (16,160 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 17th, 2019