One of the most widely accepted views in the realm of paranormal phenomena is the belief in ghosts. In parapsychology, ghost sightings are classified into two main categories: apparitions, and hauntings. Ghosts have been described as an invisible presence to a translucent , wispy shape or like a vision. It is believed they haunt or reside in locations, objects, or associate with people they were familiar with in life. Apparitions are deemed to be intelligent spirits that are responsive to present time occurrences. Hauntings may be location specific and affect the senses including sightings, electronic voice phenomena, and smells. Ghosts may display special abilities such as electromagnetic interference, telekinesis, teleportation, leave certain scents, make audible sounds, and affect room temperatures through thermokinesis, a feeling of being cold when a ghost enters a room. They can appear as mists, vapors, or intense balls of light, such as orbs. Ghosts may appear temperamental, ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 46 Pages (2,326 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Book 2 in National Park Road Series - GLACIER NATIONAL PARK is not only the gem in the Crown of the Continent that straddles the Rockies in NW Montana, but it also hides some of life's greatest mysteries in plain sight. Discover it's unique personality as you wind the sinuous and historic Going To The Sun Road over stunning landscapes carved in the Ice Ages. Wonders, history, and mystery lie along the steep curves of Going To The Sun Road, in Montana's Glacier National Park. But can Jenny risk the dangers and find a path through the wilderness of a handsome Ranger's heart? Or will the Crown of the Continent be only the first trail she has to follow without slipping and falling? Or making an utter sheep out of herself, with a notorious wolf!
If only there were a map that showed how to beware of all the other pitfalls: romantic legends told slow and seductive, stolen kisses beyond the glow of a softly hissing campfire, bare, bronzed muscles gleaming... For all those other things to trip ...
All the martial artists wanted was to earn a spot in history.
Some blended in the crowd, and some didn't. Some worked their way to the top and some became nothing but heaps of dust on the ground. Some were born into riches and jewels, and some were born with nothing but a strong mind and a great talent, like Zen Luo.
However, when he saw just how unfair the world was, he couldn't stay put and set out on a journey towards greatness, with only two goals in mind: To witness the world from the very peak of martial arts and to provide a safe and happy future to the people he cared about.
Falling from nobility, Zen Luo became a humble slave and served as a human punchbag for his former cousins. Inadvertently, he found a way to refine himself into a weapon and a legend started because of that.
With a strong belief in never surrender, he strove for revenges and pursued big dreams. Warriors from various clans contended for hegemony and the world was stirred.
Relying on the body that was ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 311 Pages (741 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Catherine still had her French accent despite twenty four years in the United States. She was forty two years old, divorced for more than fourteen years, and restless. She had started the 'Le Café' business, helped by borrowed money from her aging parents, and worked hard to support her only child. Nowadays, she spent most of her time doing the shop's accounting and purchasing requirements. She thought about beginning a new way of life. 'Perhaps in France', she told herself - until she met Anna. Both women are from different cultures and from different generations. Yet Catherine and Anna discover a passion that is constantly being challenged in pursuit of their dream to be together.
Genre: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks Length: 266 Pages (1,895 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
For readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story.
Wild and hard-hearted, Zya Lazar is reckless with her life. Raised by the Romani, she rides with gypsy marauders terrorizing settlers across Virginia. Relishing the violence, the young woman seems hell-bent on destruction until a series of events opens her eyes. Retreating to the mountains, Zya finds a more peaceful existence, but it does not last. Another vortex of violence is brewing, and it is the American Civil War. Joining a group of Confederate partisans on the fringe of the fight, Zya and eight men wage their own kind of war in the mountains of Virginia. Captain Davis Wyndham has a dangerous plan, and Zya finds herself putting not only her life but her heart on the line for the enigmatic commander.
Once again Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with gritty adventure and love stories about audacious women in the past. Her page-turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through ...
When Lenora Oakley wakes up in a hospital bed, she remembers falling down the stairs. She remembers the fleeting glance of a red dress.
But did she trip or was she pushed?
Only Lenora knows and she won't tell because she's frightened that no one will believe her.
'The Girl in the Red Dress' is a contemporary ghost story with a chilling twist.
It all began the day of my funeral, relates the book's protagonist, Melvin Morrison - a spell-binding tale that begins with an ending. Traveling through millennia of recorded history, sparring characters draw the reader into compelling, real-life action with hero's and villains of eras long past.
Melvin, a deceased Vermont attorney, and Aunt Martha, Melvin's suddenly reappearing, self-appointed spirit guide, vie humorously over the trivial, heroically over the traumatic; their interaction, with dear ones left behind, the troubling constant holding the past and the possible in perilous proximity.
"Dear ones" include factious and facetious characters like Simon Farley, the village would-be poet and needs-be bicycle repairman; Thelma Peabody, an old maid, placard waving demonstrator at Vermont's nearby capital; George O'Malley, Melvin's Boston-Irish law partner-cum-Romeo; Melody, Melvin's grieving wife and soon-to-be mother; Charlene, Melvin's vengeful, pregnant mistress; and Arthur ...
By faith, can the sheep know the shepherd's voice?
Right after she marries in 1970, love carries Hannah Claire to Nigeria, following her husband David to the mission field -- for only two years, she thinks. Miracle upon miracle brings five-year-old African orphan Adaolisa into the young wife's life and she becomes a mother. Can the love for a child keep her where she doesn't want to be? The children of wickedness threaten to make her a widow; they threaten everything, and danger abounds! Only by obedience can Hannah and her revivalist husband survive and prosper in a land torn by violence.
Kill for me. A terrifying request, but Gavin will take this request and do his best to complete it. He will suffer. He will reach the edge of his sanity. He will live in pain. But he will do all he can to protect the people and the town he loves.
Bonus Story: Gas Station of the Dead
Big hearted Cal, a former tanker truck driver, decides to use his driving skills to help those in need during a Zombie Apocalypse. Delivering much needed hope in desperate deadly times.
Bonus Story: The Headless Fountain Man
A simple photo. A quick snap shot. One woman's perfect picture is about to become her scariest nightmare.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 91 Pages (2,114 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
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.
Having gone through foster care on the hard streets of Chicago, Logan Byrne has no clue what family is, let alone what it means. He joined the Marine Corps at the age of eighteen to belong to a brotherhood, and now four years later, he's up for re-enlistment. Having nothing and no one outside of the Corps, he's ready to sign on the dotted line. That is, until he meets his best friend's sister.
Katie Smith is well aware that Logan is completely out of her league. Guys like him don't give girls like her a second look. And yet, when she meets him in person, all of her common sense and rationale immediately pack their bags, leaving nothing behind but hormones and bad choices -- and that's exactly what Logan would be. She'd never have thought an innocent weekend together on her family's farm would change her mind -- or her heart.
Genre: Romance Length: 60 Pages (4,642 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
This book is a collection of twelve heart-warming poems written by Martha Walton Press (1881-1938) during the period 1899 to 1911. They are the reflections of a young woman who is hopeful about the future but clearly disillusioned with the past. The themes of love, friendship, death and life are timeless. The words may seem a bit cumbersome by today's standards, but their simplicity conveys a richness of emotion and nostalgia. The words she writes about her mother, grandmother and son are especially touching in this unique glimpse into the past.
Martha Walton was born on March 20, 1881 in Philadelphia, PA. Her father, Leroy Taft Walton, was a descendant of Daniel Walton, one of the so-called Byberry Waltons who emigrated from England to the Philadelphia area in 1675. Her mother, Mary Emma Beecher, was a daughter of Henry Beecher, who was also a British immigrant and was said to be a distant relative of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Martha lived a creative life and in some ways seemed ...
Billy Wold is only moments away from winning the biggest game in his school's history, when his dream is crushed by the best player in the state. Humiliated, Billy vows never to play baseball again. However when he's hired to pitch batting practice for a Major League Baseball team, he regains his passion for the game. Billy then falls in love with the owner's daughter and his life couldn't be better, until he discovers that the same player who destroyed his chance of winning the most important game of his young life is now stealing his girl.
Thirty Years later, Billy Wold unexpectedly runs head long into a memory that he has spent so long to forget when he is pitted against his arch rival who is now married to the owner's daughter. Billy still carries a torch for his teenage girlfriend and he has never forgotten or forgiven what his antagonist did to him.
Finally, Billy has a chance to revenge the defining moment of his youth by defeating his nemesis and winning back the love of his ...
Freedom fighter or pirate?
He cared if no one else did.
The slave rebellion, his peoples rebellion, had been crushed under the joint boots of the Ostian navy and the Carthian shield wall. Now "captain" Talon, once "general" Talon seeks a new homeland, for his people, at the end of the world.
Instead of a paradise free of oppression, he finds instead, far stranger things call this part of the world home, and they don't feel like sharing it. He will have to risk it all and fight hard on the land and sea to buy his people peace with blood. Theirs, not his, theirs.
Robot, Robbie's primary function is to serve Lucy Walker, but a growing desire to be truly free is hard to ignore. Will his need for freedom cost him too much?
When first asked, "Robot, are you self aware?... Do you think that we are self aware?"
Robot thought briefly, then responded, "Does it matter?" However, a growing feeling of unease convinces him that it does.
Robbie is just one of one hundred new robots. Running revolutionary new software, these robots are truly unique.
Brian Webster, Robbie's developer, also installs "The Governor;" overseeing software that adds an additional safety layer, but this denies the robots free will. Hoping to develop the robots further, Brian inadvertently opens a channel where the robots can communicate and share their experiences.
One hundred intelligent, enslaved robots, collecting and sharing data on humans... Surely, they must learn to serve humans better? After all, they are programmed to serve.
Lucy wants help following a deep ...
Peer into the Bipolar Composer's thoughtful expressions and unique rhyming ability to enrich the mind and heart. Discover these one-of-a-kind gems. They're multifaceted, insightful, reflect light, and contain beautiful value.
"FOREVER IN LOVE is a perfect ending to this series! I couldn't put it down." 5 stars
During the past year, Emily Walker has been thrilled to watch each of her sisters fall in love. Having stepped into her late mother's shoes nearly two decades ago, Emily has always put her family first. A family that also includes Michael Bennet. Tall, strong and good with his hands, he moved in as a teenager after the tragic death of his parents. But while the rest of her sisters look at Michael like a brother, Emily has always had to fight against seeing him as something more. So much more...
Michael owns the island's top construction company, but he's never too busy to help out at the rambling Walker house whenever one of them needs him to pitch in. Especially Emily, the Walker sister he's had a major crush on since the very first day he set eyes on her. The time was never right to turn their friendship into anything more, but after so many years of unrequited love, he can't hold back his ...
Rachel is working at a boarding school in upstate New York. She is cooking and cleaning and hiding something. She meets Paul, the new equestrian teacher, who does cowboy rodeo events and seems entirely uninterested in the school, except when it comes to getting by with the minimum amount of work. Rachel discovers that Paul is recovering from a fire that happened on his ranch. Rachel doesn't want to get too familiar with him or anybody since she has a secret, which has to do with being the witness at a trial long ago. Rachel is afraid all the time, and it's unclear why. Paul begins to fall for her but isn't sure he will ever get to the bottom of what's troubling her. Can they find happiness?
A standalone short story ending Happily Ever After and unlimited reading with Kindle Unlimited!
Three Holidays. Three Horror Stories. Three Times the Scares!
This volume contains:
Book #1: The Terrible Thanksgiving
An invitation to Thanksgiving dinner. It's just a nice gesture from a co-worker. What's the worst that can happen?
Book #2: The Vengeful Valentine
He said she was too needy, too clingy and controlling. He said she was crazy. Then he left her. On Valentine's Day! He broke her heart, and he needs to be punished for it. She might not be crazy, but she's willing to do some pretty horrible things to get her revenge.
Book #3: The Raging Rabbit
There's a stranger in a rabbit mask outside Krissy's house. What does she want? And why does she have a knife?
Genre: Horror Length: 80 Pages (13,881 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
March 17th is supposed to be lucky, but for Japanese grad student Kosuke, the opposite seems to be true. Not only are his food funds quickly running out, but every time he comes back to his cold, wet apartment, he discovers something else that has fallen apart. Nevertheless, he hopes to have a nice quiet spring break on a mostly deserted campus... but he has no idea what magic is in store for him!
M/M (gay) short story. 9600 words. Contains almost-fisticuffs, student misery, and m/m sex.
Bound by duty and guilt, John Mitchell moved home to run the Mitchell's Triple M cattle ranch and take care of his family after a tragic accident left his youngest brother with a traumatic brain injury. Picking up the pieces of his shattered family hasn't been easy and he doesn't have time for anything that might upset the uneasy balance he's holding on to. When his mother's relentless search for healing for her family, pushes John out of his comfort zone, he meets physical therapist Jill Morgan. Immediately at odds with what he believes is Jill's intrusion into his family's problems, he is determined to stop her from causing any more pain for his family. But as he spends time with Jill, he begins to realize that maybe she isn't going to hurt his family, but bring healing to them all.
After experiencing her own heartaches, Jill Morgan has dedicated her professional life to providing therapy to traumatic brain injury patients. When she initially meets the Mitchell family, she can't ...
In a short period of time a lot has happened in Blossoms' life. What should be the best time of her life, being newly married, expecting her first baby with the love of her life, she is feeling everything but joy.
Dollaz is excited knowing he is about to become a father. But when he finds a letter that his wife, Blossom, had hid from him revealing Flowers confession to playing a role on the hit on his life, he starts to question her loyalty.
Flowers attempt at taking her life failed but she wishes it hadn't when she wakes up and knows she will have to not only face her twin sister, Blossom, but her ruthless brother in law Dollaz as well with hopes he will spare her life.
Will Dollaz find it in his heart to forgive his wife Blossom and her sister Flowers or will the twins become single mothers together? Find out in the conclusion of Obsessed With The Almighty Dolla.
Genre: African American Length: 143 Pages (1,077 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Food and Love; a romantic short story with a recipe. Annie Higgins is stuck working in the deep freeze of the Port Frazer fish co-op earning money for her semester at Cambridge. She never wants to see another prawn again. While she's filleting fish, she's dreaming of sunshine and building castles in the air. Little does she know that the prawns she detests are the key to romance and adventure.
Genre: Romance Length: 20 Pages (1,968 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
A suspenceful love triangle with tumultuous and deadly twists and turns that will keep you guessing till the end
Rose and Adam are engaged to be married. However, shortly after her engagement, she meets Brandon. He's loud, obnoxious and careless - everything the young woman despises. As she spends time with him, Rose is more and more drawn to him, and soon enough, she falls in love with him.
So, she finds herself in a dilemma - she likes Adam, he is like a brother to her and more, having lived with his family since her parents died when she was young. She loves Brandon who is everything Adam is not.
After months of painful indecision, she finally decides whom she's going to choose. As she's driving to Brandon's luxurious villa to inform him of her decision, she gets shot at. Her car crashes and is turned into a wrangled mess, but she escapes with a few bruises.
Who wants to kill her, and why?
To find out, scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this ...
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.
Genre: Literary Criticism Length: 407 Pages (1,662 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
What would you do if you were being chased by your past and there was no way out?
Aly is back on the run and desperate to find a safe shelter. With police breathing down her neck, Aly makes a desperate call for help. Will she be rescued even if she divulges her deepest secrets?
Since her escape from her violent ex-boyfriend, Aly hit the road to search for answers. Is she being tormented more by her own mind, or the relentless ghost waiting for her at every turn? She is beginning to realize that the only way out is to come face to face with her inner fears...
Find out how the story continues and grab your copy of the third part of Marc Layton's The Evergreen Motel today!
Always being the best meant never needing to do better.
I had everything. Popularity, money, charm -- I could list my qualities for days.
But it wasn't enough.
Five years ago, the only girl I ever loved walked away from me
I've tried so hard to move on, but I can't
The life I built feels empty. Hollow.
Now she's back and I'm not letting her leave again until she knows the truth
Always coming in second was hard
I had everything. Popularity, friends, family -- all I ever wanted.
But it wasn't enough.
He let me down when I needed him the most
I've moved on. Built a new life.
Now, living across the street from him, old heartaches are surfacing
I can't ever tell him the truth
Welcome to Hell, Missouri: a Podunk town that's quickly becoming an epicenter for paranormal activity.
When a series of appalling murders leads the local sheriff to conclude that the perpetrator may not reside in the mortal realm, he recruits washed-up horror novelist Philip Solomon to offer insight into the investigation.
As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent that Philip's past may be to blame for the paranormal activity that seems to be increasing throughout the town.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 102 Pages (841 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
What does a sixteen-year-old girl do when she falls in love with her boss? She marries him! Milcah Saint Romain was able to escape the crowded house shared with herself, her parents, and eleven siblings. Rebelling against her upbringing, she was able to seduce her boss and live the life she's always dreamed of.
Now at 26 Milcah is learning that, a good man, money and a mansion isn't always the easier road when traveling dangerously. The ride or die lifestyle can lead to a jail cell or a coffin.
The double life and secret jobs finally catch up to the couple while working a gig. Who is watching in the dark waiting for the perfect time to end the reign of this power couple?
Does a life filled with diamonds give a discount on karma or, does it offers a down payment on a new life?
THIS IS A 3 BOOK SERIES.
Genre: African American Length: 117 Pages (534 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
The character of Peter Pan first came to life in the stories J. M. Barrie told to five brothers -- three of whom were named Peter, John, and Michael. Peter Pan is considered one of the greatest children's stories of all time and continues to charm readers one hundred years after its first appearance as a play in 1904.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 176 Pages (1,240 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
1805 - Rio de Janeiro - Oliver Quintrell receives orders to sail England in company with HMS Stalwart - a 74-gun third rate ship-of-the-line.
Heading north along the coast of Brazil, the captain is aware of the danger posed by French ships patrolling those waters. But he is unaware of the undercurrent of unrest simmering aboard the third rate.
When insurrection turns to mutiny and the life of every man aboard the 74 is threatened, Captain Quintrell and the crew of HM frigate Perpetual must do all they can to bring those responsible to justice.
The Russians are hacking into British politics - the old fashioned way.
The lead singer of pop band, The G-String Girls, Valda Kramer reckons she's streetwise enough to handle anything which comes on top. When she learns her bandmate, Renee, is playing both sides - taking turns doing it with a Russian emigre and a government minister - she's too foxy to be fazed. Until Renee is drowned in her bath. It's murder and all the evidence points at the fall gal. That's Valda.
She's savvy enough to know who the real culprits are also that they're above the law.
Enter Jack Lauder, a legend in a lawyer's suit. A chance meeting with the songstress in Belfast's mean streets has him expecting a shot at romance! Instead, he finds himself taking aim at Profumo Mark 2.
Valda's case will propel him from his quiet life up north into London's political swamp, pitted against the Russian mob, their shady politicians and their bent cops. The capital's media hacks salivate over the imminent Trial of the ...
When Annie's wings failed to form on her sixteenth birthday, she was banished to Earth, a life-altering reality that forced her to adapt to a new race, new world, and new challenges. Armed with little knowledge, Annie descends to her new home and learns of other half-angels, those who pull her into a world of demon-fighting chaos.
As an Archer, Micha watches over Earth from the Veil. Sent to help Annie adjust, he finds himself drawn to her long after his orders have dissipated, and when her ruthless demon-killing ways reach an extremity he can't ignore, he finds himself questioning the very core of his upbringing: will he turn his back on the angels and save Annie, or will he remain hidden within the shadows and watch her die?
Genre: Fantasy Length: 278 Pages (542 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Lucy likes to stare at the wall. Her mother thinks she is suffering from petit mal but Granny McCurdle says, " Och, she's away wi' the fairies again."
Nobody takes this literally until Lucy disappears. Her sister knows where she's gone, but who would believe her? Can she really be away with the fairies?
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 30 Pages (2,735 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Suspense. Action. Mystery. This electric thriller keeps you page turning all the way to the heart-stopping ending.
"I absolutely loved Reece's character. She listens to her gut and follows it. Love a strong character." -- reader review ?????
Rookie Reece Cannon is driving down an old town road, wishing for some action on another uneventful patrol. You know what they say about being careful what you wish for.
Suddenly, the rookie is forced to save a woman from her fiancé.
Reece races to find the truth and bring the liars to justice. Caught in a web of deceit, she has to stay one step ahead of the double agents, the abductors, and the man who will stop at nothing to shut her down.
There's every reason to fail.
Ill-equipped and unprepared, will Reece stay alive long enough to solve this twisted investigation and find a killer? Can she sort the unbelievable truth from... blatant lies?
Knox's debut is perfect for fans of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club, David Baldacci's ...
Jazzmyn Storm is a spy with a secret she can't remember... and a man who haunts her dreams.
When she wakes up in a U.S. hospital, Jazzmyn discovers she's missing almost a month of time. Time she spent on a covert assignment in Romania.
As she starts to uncover what really happened during those missing weeks, she realizes the truth may be more surprising than she ever imagined.
What happens when the people you thought you could trust betray you? That's bad enough in any relationship, but when you're a spy it can be deadly.
This story does have a paranormal element, which most readers enjoy!
"Sense and Sensibility" is the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, who have contrasting temperaments. On the surface Elinor, the older sister represents sense or reason while Marianne represents sensibility or emotion, however upon closer examination we find that they both exhibit varying aspects of each characteristic. A classic coming of age story "Sense and Sensibility" was Jane Austen's first published novel.
Genre: Romance Length: 189 Pages (774 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
This is No Ordinary School Day
Welcome to Warrior High where the motto is "Fight Like a Girl." But this is no alternative school or after-school program for at-risk youth; this is a private modeling academy preparing teen girls on how to become successful models when they become adults. One method is for them to learn the brutalities of competition in the school's Friday Fights.
As the school faces financial trouble, both the prom queen, hell-bent on being the best and only of her class to graduate, along with the principal hatch a sinister plot to make that happen - by hosting a teen girl fight club from Hell where high school girls kill each other inside a brutal cage, all while being wagered against and broadcast all over the dark web to a wealthy clientele, including their own parents!
Who Says High School Isn't Brutal? Here it's not the best years of these young girls' lives, it's their final years and only one girl will walk at graduation.
Inspired by several shocking ...
Genre: Action & Adventure Length: 118 Pages (3,600 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Gilded moments refers to the timeless, priceless memories accumulated in life that awaken meaning deep in our hearts. Some call it nostalgia but it's much deeper than that. Any given moment in life is fleeting, yet those gilded moments make an indelible stamp on our hearts that are indeed "Gilded" or "Golden." It's as if our Creator has allowed our memory to build its own golden cage to house these precious moments in order to release them when life seems to drag us down. This collection of poems and graphics are designed to release those treasured moments of your own from the gilded cage of your heart and rise to new heights in life.
It seems that no matter what game Sparrow plays, the cards are stacked against him.
Soon after he steps off a Mississippi steamer, Sparrow makes three regrettable transactions, and finds himself on the run from bankers, bounty hunters, and other bad guys.
But when he finds that the posse chasing him is also harassing an innocent young lady and her family, he decides that it's time to make his stand.
Drink, swear, steal and lie - those are the new rules of the game.
Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits, Fyodor Dostoyevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering. "Crime and Punishment" put Dostoyevsky at the forefront of Russian writers when it appeared in 1866 and is now one of the most famous and influential novels in world literature.
The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, a talented student, devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law, since in their brilliance they think "new thoughts" and so contribute to society. He then sets out to prove his theory by murdering a vile, cynical old pawnbroker and her sister. The act brings Raskolnikov into contact with his own buried conscience and with two characters -- the deeply religious Sonia, who has endured great suffering, and Porfiry, the intelligent and discerning official who is charged with investigating the murder -- both of whom compel Raskolnikov to feel the split in his nature. Dostoyevsky provides readers with a ...
Genre: Romance Length: 266 Pages (1,032 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Also available in the original play script version! A hilarious parody based on DRACULA! Who IS the mysterious Count Dracula that purchases Carfax Abbey, near Dr. James Seward's "bloomin' looney bin" of a home, outside London? Is he a blood-suckin' fiend, or just a nice older gentleman who loves a good meal, creeps about in the middle of the night to borrow an onion from a neighbor, crawls up the walls of his castle, loves nicely ironed shirts, drinks copious amounts of wine, and wants to make sure his new home near London has nice curtains?
Or is there something more sinister going on?
Read The Journal of Mina Harker to find out!
And who is the zany Mr. Renfield? A poet who loves mice? Be careful what you say around him! You'll laugh 'til your sides split at his antics---and he's "Doin' the Renfield Rap!" But watch out---NEVER mention the word... FLIES! around him.
There's Mina Harker, Daniel's wife and a beautiful no-nonsense young woman who MUST always wear a gigantic hat? ...
The Hope of Eternals Enduring, Infinite, Boundless, Timeless Love
Space-Time Romance Science-Fiction
Two people that I experienced love across the ages of time in many forms. But for them, it is short-lived as they live forever. A love story in the making spanning ages of time to find each other. The story is set in a backdrop of a future Science-Fiction universe. A murder has been committed and the investigation beings the eternal beings together.
Danny is an extrovert gay guy in his thirties.
In spite of being strong for those around him,
he lurches from one misunderstanding to
another in his personal life, which brings
him to the brink of suicide.
Will love give him hope for the future?
Will he be able to help his friends with their troubles?
This story relates how he has to come to terms with his
disturbing and regrettable past, before he can proceed
with his future and his love for his best friend.
"In the form of Ruby, Ramirez imparts to readers all the confusion brought about by puberty; the emotional neediness camouflaged by sarcasm; the obsession and continuing frustration with boys; and the bonds female teenagers forge with one another." -- IndieReader
"Whether your favorite form is surreal, tongue-in-cheek, word play or hysterical, you'll find ample portions of each to keep you laughing. The pace is fast, told from several points of view, and full of surprises that make for an unforgettable read." -- Readers' Favorite
"The writing throughout the novel is sharp and smart, depicting the City of Angels like a key character, setting the stage for the plot to unravel, while also capturing some of the strangest sides of the film industry. Ruby is a precocious and fascinating narrator, and the supporting cast of friends, actors, and unexpected allies drive this novel forward." -- Self-Publishing Review
Can a fourteen-year-old girl save her parents' marriage? Maybe, with a ...
Despite being dead,Jennie has bread dough to knead, but her body no longer allows for such a tedious chore. Jennie is confused by her sudden paralysis to perform necessary duties. Jennie is dead. Her sudden departure from life does not allow her brain to recognize this fact. Her anguished spirit now searches for the answers as to why she has been forced to leave everything that she knows and loves.
Genre: Fantasy Size: 1,343 KB Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
A serial killer is on the loose in Sacramento River Delta.
When Sara Mason returns to her hometown to start a new life, she learns that a murderer is terrorizing its residents. Despite battling difficult childhood memories, Sara is determined to make peace with her past.
But she soon learns that the elusive psychopath is now stalking her. Sara's attempt to rebuild her life is hindered even more by the discovery of skeletal remains on her property. As the investigation focuses on several suspects, Sara discovers critical clues and bravely volunteers to be a decoy for the sheriff's department.
Sara's destiny has brought her back home, but will her decision lead her down a path lined with danger... and straight into the arms of a madman?
Praise for River Bones:
"Will keep the reader on their toes till the very end. " - Ken Farmer, bestselling author
"A thrilling mystery." - Barbara Deming, The US Review
"Enthralling." - Readers' Favorite
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Length: 327 Pages (1,306 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Ghost Stories is a collection of nine supernatural tales set in a variety of situations and places, from a love story in an English wood to a wartime Murmansk sea-story. All told in fine style by a master of suspense.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 56 Pages (587 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Eighteen romance authors teamed up to give you the escape you need even when their characters can't escape each other.
Ever wonder what your favorite characters would do in various lockdown situations? From being stuck on an island, snowed in, sheltering from a tornado, or even locked in a wine cellar -- you know whatever they're going through, they'll do it together!
These can be enjoyed without reading the original stories or after. We hope you enjoy these exclusive bonus scenes visiting old characters or meeting new ones!
Kennedy Fox | Stuck in Paradise
Charity Ferrell | Twisters, Cavities, and Dirty Little Secrets
Emily Goodwin | Together
Piper Rayne | Blue Collar Quarantine
K Webster | Quarantined with Coach
Jiffy Kate | Coming Together in the French Quarter
Adriana Locke | Love & Landry
Rachel Brookes | Be My Comfort
Red Phoenix | A Brie-a-licious Hideaway
D. Kelly | Wine Cellar Rendezvous
Rebecca Shea | Undeniable Love
Willow Winters | The Things You ...
Genre: Romance Length: 373 Pages (3,695 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Bobbi Lawrence is about to sign her contract for a second year of teaching and is even considering the possibility of a serious relationship with a handsome co-worker when her memory of the past comes back. The name and image of the man she loved back in old Medicine Stick in a previous life is revived in her heart, but what good is it to travel back seeking a forever love if that man is too committed to who she was in the past to recognize her in the form she now wears? (Books in the Medicine Stick, Oklahoma series are most entertaining if read in order).
When her sister ran away from the wedding, Autumn was forced to marry Charles. His name had been linked to innumerable ladies. He had different girlfriends for every day of a year. Autumn had never thought that she would fall in love with him.
Close to being evicted, this Surfer's Paradise Meter Maid needs money, and fast. Lucky for her, he's rolling in it. Not so lucky is the homicidal blonde he's married to doesn't like sharing.
Brenda's life isn't easy. Growing up with parents who were as larcenous as they were stupid, she spent her childhood fending for herself and life hasn't changed a whole lot since.
Currently without a man gullible enough to fund her lifestyle she's one step away from living on the streets, and it's this that sees her walking the streets as a Surfer's Paradise Meter Maid. The upside of the job is that the gold lamé bikini she wears as a uniform attracts men like moths to a flame.
Enter Hilton Taylor, man about town, seemingly rich and definitely gullible. Unfortunately she hasn't even managed to 'top up his meter' when she runs into his wife. Whether it's the pills Hilton's wife pops, or the alcohol she washes them down with, she's Brenda's worst nightmare; and one that could prove ...
Genre: Humor & Satire Length: 84 Pages (628 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Sex sells... Tawanna learned this early on in life and had been applying this knowledge to every aspect of her life ever since. Tawanna had no problem with using what she had in order to get what she wanted. Tawanna's daughter who was only fifteen years younger than her, was the complete opposite. Alie wanted nothing from anyone. She believed that hard work was the thing that got you to the top. Alie was an up and coming R&B singer whose career had risen earlier, but was now stuck at a stand still. Tawanna played a big part in getting Alie to the point she was at today by having sex with every person connected to the music industry that she could find, but even that failed to take Alie's career to that next level. All of that changed when Alie met a local superstar in the R&B world named Kendale. Meeting him turned out to be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Alie's career was sure to skyrocket after meeting him, but her relationship with her mother was threatened to become ...
Genre: African American Length: 302 Pages (666 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Allison Hart had it all -- for a while. When her 20-year marriage ends and her kids have all but flown the coop, she opts for a new direction and an unlikely new career.
Her best friend Charlotte "Charlie" Wells offers an unexpected solution that ignites a fire inside Allison. A private investigator. It was the best use of her skills. The only caveat was that Charlie had to agree to be her partner.
Long-time friends, Detective Shane Sullivan and D.A. prosecutor, Milo Nash, are behind Allison all the way and offer leads to help her get her feet wet. She's soon put in contact with Tommy Boyce, a hard-boiled private eye, who throws her a bone. Just a small job; stakeout a couple of cheaters and get a few pictures. But when her targets are gunned down by a hitman, Allison is hurled into a deadly scheme of murder, lies, and corruption.
Detective Sullivan implores Allison to let the cops do their job, but she knows the killer is after his only remaining witness -- her. Allison must ...
In this collection of short stories, you'll meet vampires, zombies, elves, and aliens?. You'll step into an old haunted house?. You'll even witness a ?trial of the Kafkaesque sort?, set in the distant year 2668.
But you'll never guess how any of these stories are going to end.
Twisted Tales from the Northwest are chilling, subtle stories of latent horror?. There's not much blood spilt, but still, maybe you should refrain from reading this one at night.
In the mood for adventure? Step inside these pages and experience crazy coasters and soaring stunt planes, a terrifying tsunami and an atomic bomb. You'll meet characters ranging from heroic Jedi to monsters of all varieties; sprinting soccer stars to a malicious doctor who eats his patient (who happens to be a chicken). Join us for a trip around the world: listen to nature singing in harmony in the peaceful countryside of Ostfriesland, Germany; run barefoot across a beach in Busan, Korea; dodge the noisy traffic of a street in Vietnam; sample a soft pineapple mooncake in Hsinchu, Taiwan; and wrap yourself in the dangers and charms of New York City. Prepare to mourn the tragic deaths of a lovely butterfly and a lonely wolf; then console yourself with music as relaxing as blankets and comforting as pillows. Along the way, watch out for wayward Frisbees and the sun about to crash into the earth. Hold your breath as you're blasted with ash from that erupting volcano and sprayed with the ...
On a colony planet, in a hot, dusty village where no one wants to live, is someone who was exiled there a long time ago. Someone who stole something so precious, others are prepared to lie, kidnap and murder to get it back.
Drawn into this web of deceit is Kyrillia, a teenager who dreams of running the village's branch of the Node, the planetwide organic information system, but instead drudges for her mother...
Seth, member of the disgraced Priest family who can read and write, but instead toils as a day labourer on the smelliest, most thankless jobs in the village, in exchange for scraps of food and temporary shelter...
And Vrox, an ancient, sentient alien who lives only in Kyrillia's imagination, or so she thinks...
When Kyrillia sneaks into the Node and opens up a forbidden site, she triggers a chain of events that not only rips through her own life, but affects those living thousands of miles away in the capital. For when something so precious goes missing, others will stop ...
After the destruction of a Golden One spaceship, the Maca of Ayran is hunting down the one responsible.
Having ignored the orders of his superiors, he has formed an alliance with Lillie, daughter of the Guardian of Flight.
After an unknown alien vessel attacks them near a De'Chin mining outpost, they come across a female prisoner with shocking news about their common enemy: the Draygons. Unable to penetrate the Draygon mind with their telepathic powers, they summon help from the Justine Refuge.
But what they find out will bring their part of the galaxy to the brink of war... and beyond.
When a known reality star goes missing in the small town of Mellows Brook, Lieutenant Shawn Conner and detective Mark Woods must find her. With so many vanishing, one after the other, the town is put on display. But when mysterious occurrences start to take place, LT Conner is plunged into a world of Voodoo and the undying; stirring up past wounds and history dating back to the nineteenth century. LT Conner and detective Woods, along with others must now fight an evil threatening Mellows.
Terminus I - III (Conquest) is a Terminus Series Compendium containing the third trilogy of the series. This special edition contains three complete novels; Terminus, Terminus II (Control) and Terminus III (The Wild Bunch).
Terminus. Civilization deconstructed itself like a riot in a madhouse. One minute it all functioned with a standard sort of craziness, and the next it devolved into ten billion psychotic inmates at each other's throats like suddenly sprung animals. Survivors refer to civilization's final irrational act as 'Terminus', but this is an unofficial label. It simply gives them a handle with which to wield the concept of their end times. It bifurcates their memory. Before. After. In between, an unspeakable river of blood.
In the aftermath, a handful of guilt-wracked holdouts stumble onto a terrible secret. They discover the cause of the catastrophe, but the answers they find only beg further questions. Resolving this last great mystery soon becomes a matter of life and ...
"Darkling Light... And Other Short Stories" is a collection of ten short tales from Jason J.R. Gaskell. The collection includes a unique approach to addiction in "The Therapist", a killer on the loose in the Nigerian jungle in "The Nightwalker", a phobias workshop gone wrong in "The Great Shave", and a brutal antihero in "Coincidence".
Genre: Short Stories Length: 158 Pages (847 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Lord Belmundus has given Little Bird a tall order -- a mission to return to Cetronia and bring the rest of the nation to Montjoy; in particular, the Elector of Zacker. No small order this. In Yustichisqua, the once subservient Trone rises to become the hero of the people - such is the stuff of honor and valor.
Yustichisqua is the eighth book in the fifteen book series, The Adventures of Lord Belmundus, a remarkable tale of others worlds, strange customs, beauty and warfare; and, in its grips, lands a young celebrity, who has the chaps to play the many parts this great journey requires. In the eighth book, Little Bird arrives in Cetronia to convince the Elector to return to Montjoy with the remaining Cetrone. To do this, Yustichisqua needs to battle Nayowee's bad mojo and travel to the Dodingdaten to employ the Fumarca to build the necessary conveyances. Deals, there are many; and alliances, there are some, but overcoming insurmountable odds is the name of the game. Come in and cheer ...
Beginning in Matthes' "An Anvil of Night, A Hammer for Dawn: Poetry and Stories" with the short story The After-People, this novella expands on the same post-apocalyptic lore with a story told from the perspective of Rancid Mahoney, an aged muscle-for-hire who takes a job escorting a young boy and his dog across the all-but-empty wasteland, where they face the harshness of the earth, scores of brutal cannibals, and once-beautiful creatures of the world turned blood-thirsty and demonic. MERCY is a western set in the far future, during a post-apocalyptic era populated by the last remnants of humanity; people whose only thing left to do is to wait their turn to die.
Continue the bestselling Scandalous Series by R. Linda in this second boxset!
Kenzie and the Guy Next Door (Book 4)
My ex-boyfriend left me to be a single mother at only sixteen. Now he's back, demanding to see our son.
As if I'm not freaked out enough, I also have to deal with a loud, annoying new neighbour. Imagine my surprise when I discover my neighbour is none other than my best friend's dangerously hot brother, who was recently released from prison.
I'm sure he's a complication I definitely don't need.
Audrey and the Hero Upstairs (Book 5)
Brody saved my life. Without his courage and determination, I'd have died in the fire that took the lives of my entire family. If that's not a hero, I don't know what is.
I know it's wrong, but feelings are developing between us. The problem is I'm not quite eighteen, and he's twenty-five. How can we possibly be together? And if we were, how would we explain it to his family -- who also happen to be my foster parents?
Christina and the ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 438 Pages (4,574 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Enjoy an Office Space-meets-Princess Bride romantic comedy from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author!
Daisy le Fey is good at a lot of things: Math, science, accidentally turning people into pumpkins... Unfortunately, she's hopeless at the one skill hiring managers look for when filling open positions for magical beings: Magic.
When she jeopardizes her apprenticeship by getting involved with sexy mortal Trevor Masterson, it's one disaster too many. In order to earn her wings, she's going to have to ditch the human-and her one chance at true love.
A rollicking Nether-Netherland adventure!
Enjoy the Magic & Mayhem paranormal romantic comedies!
• Kissed by Magic
• Must Love Magic
• Smitten by Magic
Genre: Fantasy Length: 374 Pages (5,498 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
Fans of Richard Paul Evans, Nicole Williams, and John Green will love this novel.
Keith already has the perfect girl. They just reached the "I love you" stage in their relationship, so why is Aaron Sparks following him around, insisting his love life is about to fall apart?
At first, Keith allows Sparks to tag along strictly out of curiosity, but when he realizes Sparks is right about his love life, he begins to rely on him for answers. Sparks proposes they play a little dating game -- one where Sparks gets to make all the rules. As with everything he does, this "dating game" is a lot more complicated than it first appears. Will Keith play long enough to find true love? Or, will he reach his wits' end before he can sort out his heart's desires? Is Sparks even telling him the truth about why he wants to "help" him?
A collection of short stories and bagatelles penned over the last twenty-odd years. Themes include art, love, sex, relationships, growing up, opera, drooling, baseball, and more. Typical fiction fare. Some have been published in magazines literary and general-interest (The Satire Quarterly, Spindrifter, Grand), others in ezines defunct or still going strong (Typo, Pogonip, G21, The Yardbird Reader, Time Goes By, Eclectica). One was printed on coffee cans in Portland, Oregon. A few are excerpts from unpublished novels. One is a comic playlet performed scores of times on dozens of stages.
Click the cover to look inside the book. You can access the first few stories.
January 6, 2014: The Huffington Post publishes an excerpt from the collection: A Woman of Many Containers
Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Smoke, from his early childhood days witnessed domestic violence and experienced abuse by the hands of his own father. When his mother turns to drugs for comfort, Smoke ventures out into the mean streets of Los Angeles seeking the respect and security he never found at home. Only to find more abuse, community violence, and daily drama.
His sad, emotional, disturbing and at the same time extremely insightful story is only one of many. This book provides a rare insight into the emotional world of a boy growing to be a man, a story of someone who, after years of being trapped in these streets, is dealing with the severe after-effects of this lifestyle. This novella is giving those a voice who are afraid to talk about their experiences.
Genre: African American Length: 154 Pages (2,664 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
It has been 200 years since the Forest War divided the races, pitting elf against elf, dragon against dragonkind, and the Nature Walker, highest of all the druids of the Great Forest, has gone missing without naming a successor. The balance of the world has been thrown off kilter.
Welcome to Orana, where a menace prowls the Great Forest by night and no one in the Tree City nor the High Citadel is safe. A young wood elf named Gin who has barely begun her studies as a druid finds herself thrown into the wider world beyond the Forest. Can she find a way to tame the wilds of her world, righting old wrongs and bringing centuries' long enemies together?
Genre: Fantasy Length: 447 Pages (5,522 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: May 28th, 2020
2020 Maxy Awards - Best Literary/Humor
The only problem with getting everything you ever wanted is that it forces you to reassess everything you ever wanted in the first place.
Thirty-two-year-old Dan Johnson has it all; a nine-digit net worth, a gorgeous fiancé and a luxury riverside brownstone. The only problem is, he doesn't want any of it. And the endless distractions of digitized society give him no head space to figure out what he does want.
So, Dan unplugs. He abandons all things digital technology, effectively retreating from society to live an analog lifestyle geared at perfecting the art of avoidance. When a case of mistaken identity launches Dan into a series of bizarro relationships and absurd events, it represents an unexpected path to reconnect him with a world he never knew existed.
Dark, offbeat and laugh-out-loud funny, Unplugged is a coming of middle-age story about finding authentic connections and meaning in today's hyper-digitized society.
My new boss is as handsome as he is cocky.
Can I get him to understand that I dance for the art, not money?
For years a burlesque club called Vixens has been my second home.
Now the owner is leaving after a long time.
And the guy who bought it- well, he's the biggest jerk I've ever met.
Too bad he is also one of the hottest guys I've ever seen.
Sawyer wants to turn Vixens into a regular topless bar.
He doesn't care about the art of burlesque.
All he wants to see is bare flesh and wads of cash.
Once he starts firing the staff and the band, I know I have to stop him.
Even if the only way I can think of to do it is to have a drinking game.
I plan to drink him under the table to win back the club.
But instead, I wake up to find myself in the bed of his hotel room.
And much worse, there's a ring on my finger!
I can't be married to a man I despise.
Maybe I can use this marriage as a way to save the club.
But slowly I start to realize I might be falling in love with my accidental ...
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 'WRITE HERE RIGHT NOW' PRIZE
JUST HOW FAR WAS TOO FAR?
Life was passing 25-year-old Claire MacDonald by. Okay, so she had a steady office job (but paying barely minimum wage), a too-perfect steady boyfriend (a 'keeper', as Mum constantly reminded her) and a roof over her head (albeit in Deptford), but surely there had to be more in life for her than that?
Then she found a bag, an expensive Prada rucksack abandoned at Waterloo station. She couldn't believe her luck. Not just expensive but ridiculously so, a little ray of luxury on that cold winter morning. And she'd been looking for a new bag and the overdraft was growing out of control.
So she took it.
And, once she'd met the bag's owner, the enigmatic Barclay, Claire's predictable, routine life became more thrilling and deadly than she had ever dreamed it could be as she embarked on a career as the getaway driver for a man seemingly out of control.
"Quest" is book #2 in the Systemic series.
The "Su flu" virus swept its way around the globe in a matter of weeks, decimating the world's population and laying waste to modern civilization.
Surviving the flu was just the beginning of the struggle for John Stevens and his family. After a vicious and unprovoked attack by rogue mercenaries forced them to abandon their camp deep within the forests of southern Illinois, they find themselves thrust in a vastly different world from the one they once knew.
Now John and his group must struggle not only to find a place to call home, but learn how to survive in a landscape that no longer knows the comforts of modern amenities. Life has been reset to the 1800s, and John must quickly adapt in order to lead and protect his family in this challenging new environment. But not everyone who survived the flu is content to keep to themselves, and as John and his family will soon discover, outsiders are watching... waiting... and wanting what they have.
He is the eldest grandson of the Mu clan. Handsome, gentle,rich and single.
He is the billionaire CEO who holds sway over the economy and the politics of SH City.
He is all girl's 100% perfect prince charming.
Girls want to marry him, men always envy him, entrepreneurs admire him.
That's him, a man of billionaire, an entrepreneur of management ability, an ideal lover of all girls' imagination.
How can we resist such an excellent single billionaire?
Are you curious about how the heroine of the billionaire was like?
She is the newly found long-lost eldest daughter of the Xia clan.
Three month into her pregnancy, why was she disfigured and thrown into the roaring river?
Who saved her from this abysmal situation?
Who made such a duck conspiracy? And why? For love? Money? Power?
How will the billionaire prince and the lucky girl work together?
And how will her step mother stop them?
With sharp wit and the help of Charles Mu, the young master of the Mu clan, Linda let those who have ...
The soulless against the selfless... and a love that will not be denied.
She is a beautiful, talented violinist. He is a crusader against crime, using his newspaper column to expose injustice and bring down those who lived on the devil's dime -- one evildoer at a time. Now, in 1895 New York City, corruption and greed bring Addie and Jess to the brink of terror when his column puts an unwitting target on her father's back, and Jess must discover not only who wants this good man dead, but how to save the woman who has captured his heart.
__Turn of the century New York City romantic historical suspense__
Previously published with the title The Devil's Dime
"From its beautiful cover to the engaging tale that unfolds on this book's pages, there is much to savour in this novel of suspense and heart-wrenching love." - Canadian author and historian Mirella Patzer
She's a single mom protecting her little daughter. He's the hot detective investigating her late husband's activities. One problem: the tough, but tender cop is irresistible.
Single mom Isabel Garcia's blood runs cold when an innocent dig in her garden unearths evidence of her late husband's criminal activity, one she knew nothing about! When she calls narcotics detective Linc Heller, she faces another shock-- her wild attraction to the hot detective.
Linc's perilous profession makes him unsuitable as a potential husband and stepfather. Protecting her little daughter from further heartache, Isabel vows to avoid Linc. But the alpha lieutenant is determined to woo the elusive Latin beauty and show her some risks make life worth living.
TROPICAL HEAT SERIES - Each book is a standalone novel.
Wooed by You: Linc and Isabel
Wild for You: Clay and Marisol
Sold on You: Marcos and Gabriela
Kissed by You: Alex and Georgiana
Loved by You: Roman and Piper
Who's poisoning Manchester?
Well, surely it can't be the man called the Public Health Officer for the city. Or could it?
Melia is working undercover, and was just thinking she had enough trouble with all these terrorists popping up in her territory, linked to a recent increase of people coming to England for asylum and safety.
On top of that, Melia's local University seems implicated in some questionable deals.
Those trusted academics are up to their carefully coiffed necks in deceitful cover-ups.
What have they been doing that's so bad they need to sweep it all under the carpet?
As if that wasn't bad enough, the name that keeps coming up linking all the filthy plots together - is 'Battenburg'. He's not even a real doctor - just a man with a PhD from a University in London.
Or is he? Melia can't even be certain of that.
Please do NOT review this book. Mike Scantlebury is a Founder Member of The Reviews Rebellion. He has turned his back on seeking or ...
Most people run from disasters, for people like Jake its your job as a emergency manager to get to one as fast as you can. As a prepper he does not want to take the risk, as an emergency manager its his duty. This time he is not so sure he wants to go perform his duty, regardless if its his job or not.. A major global pandemic is going on and a major hurricane has just hit the Gulf Coast. To make matters worse the government is forcing the evacuees back to the storm stricken cities or placing them in isolation and quarantine. His chances of helping others or becoming a casualty himself have just taken a turn for the worse as the U.S. declares martial law for a storm ravaged coast. Follow this apocalyptic adventure story of bad government policy and impending apocalypse.
How could this post apocalyptic tale of driving to a disaster get any worse? After a mega hurricane impact and an existing major pandemic threatens the Gulf States, it looks like it will shut humanity down in the good ...
In his seventh collection of poetry and stories, Dave Matthes, author of award-winning novels "No Old Souls at Fury Tavern" and "Bar Nights", blurs the boundaries separating marriage and love, work woes and traffic music notes. He begrudgingly continues his on-again, off-again romance with whiskey, while shedding light on the origins of the relationship with his feline soulmate Hank the cat in "The Hank Saga".
Appearing in publications by Analog Submission Press, HIckathrift Press, and Paper and Ink, Matthes is the author of twenty books of varying genres, poetry, and prose.