A collection of recently discovered children's tales by classic author Hubert J. Watergipridget. Each story is introduced and subsequently analysed by esteemed academic Henry Pretension.
The stories include:
The Girl Who Would Be A Caterpillar.
A young girl sets out to find a witch that may turn her into a caterpillar so she might eventually achieve her dream of one day becoming a butterfly.
Alec And The Magical Housetree.
After Alec's father flees the Housetree due to his incredibly itchy legs, Alec and his friend Elisa venture Beyond the Door, to find a world ravaged by war. They are charged with tracking down a magical being, who could free the king from a terrible curse and end the war between the Fargoo and the Bloo.
The Man Who Fell Down The Stairs:
A man falls down some stairs.
The Elephant Who Often Forgets and the Giraffe Who Is Always Late To Things:
Etemaad the Elephant and Gabriella the Giraffe discuss the general decline of the environment.
Some Poems and ...
Destiny has a way of finding you.
Princess Leandra has been kidnapped and it's up to Aaron to save her.
Once the kingdom's most decorated warrior, Aaron has given up the way of the sword to become a monk. At the bequest of his brother, the Captain of the Guard, Aaron agrees to pick up his sword once more in order to save the Princess from a foe that only he has fought and lived to tell about it. Can Aaron beat the odds a second time?
Princess Leandra has lived a safe, sheltered life behind the kingdom walls. But she's not about to sit around and play the damsel in distress. Lea begins to plot her escape the moment she opens her eyes in her capture's lair. Will the princess make her escape?
Discover what the future holds for the Princess and the Monk.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 43 Pages (2,285 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
For the first time ever, Kyra Lennon's first three novellas have been put together into one collection for you to enjoy!
If I Let You Go
Madison Connor is about to lose it. Her job, that is. For three years, she's taken care of Dominic Hartley's five year old daughter, Tilly, but her world is flipped on its head when Dominic tells her his latest promotion is taking him to New York. With Tilly having a meltdown over the move, Madison and Dominic get into a fight that changes the entire nature of their relationship, causing Madison to ask herself a big question. Can she let him go?
And It All Comes Down To You
Marnie Ross swore she wouldn't get her hopes up when Logan Ryan invited her for a day out, listening to some of the UK's hottest bands. After all, it isn't a date, right? If only it were that simple. Marnie is in serious danger of setting herself on fire with the torch she carries for Logan. When a freak storm puts a dampener on their festival fun, Marnie and Logan are forced ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 187 Pages (656 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Our tale begins in a cupboard under the stairs where we find Frank, the leading lady of the story in hiding from someone she would rather not bump into at the moment. You see Frank has managed to get herself into a bit of trouble. People always told her she had a strange sense of humour but in her wildest dreams she never imagined it would get her into this much bother.
What began as an innocent jokey conversation in her local paper shop has turned into something far more sinister. At first Frank tries to convince herself that what's happening is nothing more than a string of coincidences. As time goes on though and the body count starts to rise she has to finally face the fact that maybe she's the cause of everything that's happening.
Before long she finds herself getting deeper and deeper and she can't seem to find a way to get herself out of this nightmare. She's lying to the police and leaping out of her skin every time the doorbell rings. You see, Frank doesn't want anyone ...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Length: 407 Pages (1,529 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
A collection of short fiction portraying the awkward attempts of three different men to reconnect with nature and spirit. In "Coltsfoot," a suburban police officer stakes out the new subdivision to solve a rash of vandalism and discovers an unexpected connection to his past. "Totem" tells the story of a discontent husband and father who seeks his spirit animal in a backyard vision quest with unforeseen consequences. "Serves Me Right" follows a Buddhist blues musician in Salt Lake City who finds Enlightenment in the place he least expects it. Ranging from absurd to sublime, these stories explore Man's disconnection from the natural world and his fumbling attempts at reconciliation.
A summer storm blows Leif Erikson's ship off course. The Greenland Vikings land in Trondheim. King Olaf, the first Christian monarch to rule Norway, gives Leif and his crew a choice: become Christians or die. Leif and his men get baptized. In becoming Christians, Leif and his crew have signed up for a five year service to the king.
Leif is given a new ship and ordered to discover new lands.
Leif journeys beyond the farthest reaches of Greenland. He discovers a land to the east. People known as the Beothuk inhabit this land.
The chief of the Beothuk gets Leif to help him settle some old scores.
Leif, and the crew embark on a journey in the hopes of finding precious stones.
On the way, they encounter talking and walking spirits of the dead, a man crossed with a bear, and a lost city inhabited by a long dead race of super beings.
Genre: Action & Adventure Length: 131 Pages (402 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Dustin Draven is single and okay with that. Dating isn't his forte because bad experiences have ruined it for him.One thing he loves, animals. Cats, dogs, and everything in between. Volunteering at a shelter when he isn't working in his tattoo studio, Dusty gets involved in a bachelor fundraiser.By the end of the fundraiser, Kharis Lindell has won a date with him. While her name doesn't ring a bell, her face does. Planning the perfect date for the beautiful Kharis, Dusty never expected the outcome of the bachelor fundraiser. What life has planned for Dusty might be about to change his bachelor ways forever. If Kharis doesn't drive him crazy first.
Genre: Contemporary Fiction Length: 90 Pages (2,786 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
It's been a year since Andrew Morgan married Sarah, and their life together has been pleasant but also full of change. Between Tabby leaving for college, Danae and Tate both getting married and moving away from the California Coast, Drew and Kanani having their first child, and Grace expecting also, Andrew has been taking each day as it comes, and Sarah has been right there with him. While facing her own challenges with Faye and navigating this new life with him, she's been amazing through it all, and he knows he couldn't be more blessed.
When more surprises and difficult news arise during the winter holidays, he is reminded of times gone by when losing Annika clouded his world but God's love and faithfulness came shining through. Can he help those around him believe in better days and their value to God, and who might help him and Sarah be a light of truth in the darkness?
*Timeless Beauty is the sixth book in the Moments In Paradise series. Books in this series are meant to be ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 253 Pages (1,250 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Alina Maschik was one of the best. She never missed. Yet, two years ago in Cairo, she missed her shot at one of the world's most wanted terrorists. Now, he's back. This time, he's on US soil.
Given the opportunity to redeem herself, Alina's objective is simple: find the terrorist and complete her mission. But when the target leads her back to her hometown in New Jersey, the situation is anything but simple. Confronted with old girlfriends, her ex-fiancé and the Jersey mob, Alina must face her past as she races against an invisible clock.
But as bodies start to pile up, a cunning and invisible assassin threatens to destroy everything she holds close. Accustomed to working alone, Alina must now rely on old loyalties and new partnerships to help her defeat this new threat, and save the lives of thousands of Americans, without failing a second time.
Title: The Wolves of Trisidian -- Reader's Companion Guide
Subtitle: An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Revolutionary Epic Medieval Fantasy
This Reader's Companion Guide is a 'supplement' to the The Wolves of Trisidian Trilogy epic medieval fantasy book series. It provides an 'exclusive behind-the-scenes look' at the entire range of fiction novels, from the original release of The Wolves of Trisidian about the Battle of Granador to the follow-on sequels (The Curse of Ulrik and From Ashes of Defeat) as well as the prequel (Unshackled Destiny). The Reader's Companion Guide provides fans of this exciting, epic medieval tale with an all-inclusive journey into the fantasy world of The Wolves of Trisidian through one stunningly illustrated, special-edition volume.
This uniquely written, visual story guide begins with an introduction by the author Adrian D. Robbe about his distinctive journey in writing The Wolves of Trisidian fiction novel series through the ...
At seventeen, music legend Dylan McAthie ran away from his Alabama home to chase his dreams. Years later, he's forced to return -- coming full circle to escape the nightmare his life has become. Hounded by paparazzi and plagued by the aftermath of personal and professional loss, Dylan craves some quiet anonymity so he can regroup and sort out what lies ahead.
Hired by his estranged brother, Jennifer Adams knows exactly who Dylan is. She grew up next door to his family and has followed his career. But the surly, overbearing man she's caring for as a private-duty nurse is far from the charming boy she remembers. Nevertheless, she's determined to be professional, do a good job -- and not fail at her first time getting away from home.
As her patient heals, his demeanor softens, and their interactions grow less antagonistic. Soon their chemistry is undeniable -- and inappropriate -- leaving the inexperienced Jennifer thoroughly confused. Adding to the turmoil, scandal finds Dylan once ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 270 Pages (566 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Dan Callaghan cowers beneath the A320, dwarfed by its shadow. His marriage is on the rocks and he's loaded with whiskey. If he can just overcome his phobia of flying, then maybe he can get his life back in order and keep his little family together.
Cassowary Tears is the tale of Dan's epic journey from Khao Lak in Thailand to his homeland in Far North Queensland, where he hopes to find his twin sister Penny still alive amidst the global pandemic that has decimated the planet. Dan and his two children, Kali and Jack, fear they are the last of the human race. That is until they find others like themselves; carriers of the virus, their immunity marked in black lines upon their cheeks. Follow Dan and his ragged band of survivors as they journey across this strange new world, a world that has been scarred forever.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 297 Pages (1,096 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Leah is an Amish young woman who pines for the handsome Enos but he pays her no mind. Meanwhile, she is being courted by the overweight Luke but she ignores him in the same way the Enos is ignoring her. Over time, Enos finally demonstrates some interest in Leah but not before the sweet Luke does something that touches her heart.
Lycanthropeby Michael J RichardsonPrice verified 3 hours ago
The night is young, the moon is full and someone is going to die! The church beckons, the full moon is calling and what's that delicious smell?
A human has wondered into the forest and a wolf has to eat, but love is stronger than blood. And what will the police say when the bodies pile up?
Picking up where 'The End of the Valley' finishes, this continues to follow the lives of the central characters interwoven with a dark secret from a forgotten chapter of WW2 ripples across the decades and leads to a dramatic finale high in the Swiss Alps. Part two of this trilogy stirs the ghosts that lie deep in the heart of the mountains and takes John Alexander on a personal journey into his past in a sweeping tale of love, loyalty, cause and effect.
A romance Novella that features characters facing the challenges of life and love in today's world.
A heartwarming story of young girl named Brenna whose parents are killed leaving her to care for her younger brother who has cancer. Nearing the end of college she never wavers on what she will do. With a touch of romance and a strong commitment to her family's value, Brenna is determined to do this alone and refuses to give up on her brother. She finds a good job that puts additional pressure on her both at work and at home. A young coworker James tries to help but runs up against a fence she has put up to shield her from men and to protect her brother. He continues to try and eventually begins taking care of her brother with her. This story follows the struggles of Brenna. Determination to prove independence and the reluctance for love combined with stubbornness of both James and Brenna prevent them from becoming closer... until Brenna loses the only family member she has left and ...
"This was a spectacular first book of the year! An alternate ending to WWII leads to high seas survival, a desert mystery and a quirky scientist's take on the mayhem... " - Goodreads
"... a mix of science fiction, second world war history and of course, a post-catastrophe dystopian world. Unique, thought provoking and eminently readable." - Goodreads
Sitting alone in his truck, Richard Feynman watches the Trinity Test fail. A year later, months after the celebrations that follow the end of World War Two, Lottie Boyd drifts alone on the Atlantic with a sniper rifle over her lap, one of the few to have escaped the Silent Zones.
The fear that a large scale nuclear event would kick off a chain reaction of much more stable elements going into a fisson-state, burning the planet away, was real in the formative years of atomic testing. In Feynman and Boyd, the reverse occurs. The Trinity test fails due to a previously unidentified counter-reaction, where something in the natural world ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 198 Pages (1,859 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
I wanted to fall for a boy. Not a man. Not a legend.
The month I wrote my first piece of code, Jax Jamieson launched his third platinum album.
The week I drank my first beer, he spent in jail.
The day I got under his skin, I wound up on his tour.
And the night he gave me his hoodie... I fell in love forever.
Good Girl is part 1 in the sexy new adult rock star trilogy WICKED. Jax and Haley's romance continues in Bad Girl, available now!
"Holy crap. Piper Lawson takes the rock star trope to a whole new level." -Dawn
"One word to describe this series: HOOKED." -Danielle, Short and Sassy
"A sweet, slow burn story." -Peggy
"Hot damn, this series is amazing. Funny, sweet, raw, emotional and freaking hot!" -Debbie
"So sweet and completely real." -Tamanna
"I'm an emotional wreck." -Pam
"An all consuming love story that is sure to leave you a little dazed and crazed." -Catherine
"Oh my goodness this was brilliant. Cannot wait for the finale! Need. It. Now." -Anna
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Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 236 Pages (4,182 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Terrence James is back. He has gone on with his life, feeling no remorse for committing murder. However, someone seems determined to make him pay for his sins.
His relationship with his mother is stronger than ever since she has overcome her drug addiction. But his situation with Tenesha is like a rollercoaster ride. When her son's father returns home from doing a prison stint, the two butt heads. Terrence cares about Tenesha, but he is not in love with her and makes the decision to end the relationship. Trying to hold on can cause more harm than good for both of them.
Getting involved in alterations with Tenesha's baby daddy is the least of Terrence's worries. Someone does a drive-by shooting on him and then his dead uncle's belongings suddenly show up. Is his mind playing tricks on him or is Frank still alive and trying to kill him?
Genre: African American Length: 94 Pages (798 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
An ocean of stories. Now at your fingertips.
The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic. It contains within it numerous fables, anecdotes and pieces of practical wisdom that make up what we today call Indian culture.
Two thousand tales from this ocean of Vedic literature are now being retold for your reading pleasure. Crisp, comprehensive, contextual.
In Volume 24 you will find stories such as:
- Krishna's Question to Narada
- The Thirty Six Virtues of a King
- The Biggest Sin of All
- How Truth and Falsehood Affect Dharma
- Battle as Penance
And many more. Whether you're a casual reader of mythology or a die-hard fanatic, this is a must-read.
DeAnna Williams becomes a rich widow at thirty five. As a deceitful, ruthless, ambitious, investor she attempts to monopolize the town's real estate market. At the local bank DeAnna could best be described as a difficult customer who was responsible for multiple managers being fired, quitting, or placed on leave for counseling. She demanded certain things be done her way. The people of the town disliked her and the gold digging ways she used to acquire her millions. Nobody had the courage or strength to stand up to her until Jordan Drake came to work at the bank. With situations that saw both DeAnna and Jordan refusing to back off or compromise it was only time before these two exploded into fireworks.
Can love tame a restless wanderer?
I met Connor Rivers in the most unlikely of places -- on the Camino pilgrimage in Spain. For three days, we lost ourselves in an impassioned love affair.
He made it clear it wouldn't last, and I accepted it. I went home knowing Connor is a restless spirit who can't be captured by anyone.
I managed to save myself from falling in love with him the first time. But when we meet again almost a year later, everything's different.
He's helping his siblings run their luxurious resort, and his wanderlust threatens to destroy his family's fragile stability.
And his power over me is a force I can no longer resist.
I tried not to fall in love with Connor Rivers, but it's too late. Now I can only wonder if love is enough.
Or if we're destined for another gut-wrenching goodbye.
BEAUTIFUL MINE is a standalone, second chance romance that kicks off the Beautiful Rivers contemporary romance series.
The BEAUTIFUL RIVERS series:
Beautiful Mine (Connor ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 252 Pages (2,687 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
For fans of Janet Evanovich! Last Call is what you'd get if Stephanie Plum owned a bar and loved to swear.
A Dumpster, a body, and a killer on the run.
Unfazed after finding a body behind the Dumpster of her bar, Janet Black is ready for business as usual until police start eyeing her boyfriend as the possible killer. When the victim's teetotaling daughter decides to take up residence in the corner booth until the murderer is caught, Janet is forced to get involved.
She'd rather be dealing with unruly customers, but instead Janet reluctantly mounts her own investigation to find out if the dead man's complicated past could have anything to do with his death, whether an unreliable employee's absence is mere coincidence, and why police are purposefully feeding her bad information about the case.
Janet's sharp tongue and coarse personality make her the guilty pleasure heroine you've always wanted. Get lost in Last Call today.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 260 Pages (3,548 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Sometimes a girl just wants to run wild...
I'm twenty-one and dying to leave home. Thankfully, the opportunity of a lifetime comes along when I'm accepted as an intern for the world's most handsome and scandalous billionaire, Trevor Wylde.
"Don't go! He's a sex maniac, a womanizer!"
Everyone told me not to go but the warnings just made it even more exciting. I start work and he notices me straight away, inviting me to secret, sexy party where he shows me the time of my life.
But is he hiding an insidious secret?
Who is the mysterious Ophelia who's hell bent on hating me?
And what's going on with the mysterious robes I find in Trevor's bedroom?
I know I should stay away from him but I can't! He drives me crazy like no other man has ever done. But I have a secret... Will it scare him away? Or will it turn him on even more?
Readers should be 18 and over due to mature situations and language.
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Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 256 Pages (1,412 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Dollar Want Me: is the key to all the MONEY you desire, a simple and powerful piece of writing by Henry H Brown. This book describes and teaches how man can use the POWER of his THOUGHT to change his circumstances. Each individual has the ability to radiate his mental forces, which can cause the dollar to feel him, and Love seeks him. Get this thought transforming revelation and change your life forever!
Genre: Anthologies & Literature Collections Length: 47 Pages (926 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
An airborne virus spreads throughout the United States turning the population into violent, mindless psychopaths. Love is the trigger. The government warns civilians to protect their families by staying as far away from them as possible, but how can you protect your loved ones in this time of horror from a distance? The President is trapped by angry protesters and the bloodthirsty monsters. The Whitehouse has fallen, and his family is gone. The country falls into chaos as the President fights for his life, but who will save the man who fired nuclear weapons on his own people? Michael is a cop with a frightened family caught in the centre of the violence. Does he stay away as the government says or fight his way back in the hope to save his children? Action and madness spiral into this cocktail of violence in this bloodthirsty survival adventure.
Caitleen McNeill's goal was to escape the poverty
and starvation of her childhood. Kells Fitzmichael's
mission was to own his own sailing ships.
However, within minutes of meeting, they were
forced into a marriage of inconvenience from which
the binds grew as tangled as a Celtic knot.
Each had to survive as they traveled across a nation
filled with torture, intrigue, betrayal and death as the
Rebellion of 1798 broke out and trusted friends became,
sometimes, a worse danger than the enemy.
Who could they trust as they traveled across Ireland's war-torn nation in search of Kells'
family? Who would not betray them to the dreaded
Orangemen for a few palsley coins?
What secret did Kells harbor that would help him
miraculously achieve his goal?
Kells and Cait learned quickly that they had to trust
each other in order to survive and reach a combined
goal made of mutual trust and love.
The Great Gatsbyby Francis Scott Fitzgerald(MyBooks Classics) Price verified 5 hours ago
In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 153 Pages (3,507 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Set foot inside the Castle of Desires... then enter the sun-drenched valley of Pineville... where the creepy secretive servant Cornelius lurks around every corner of the mind... where the brutal charismatic Max muscles his way into everyone's lives...
'The Castle of Desires' is Neale Osborne's first novel for older readers, a unique 'double-bill' of interweaving tales: one, an allegory about a magical castle that will bring the keyholder all he desires ~ wealth, knowledge, servants, lovers, leisure, power, and a military empire...
The second is a tale set in a cartoon studio in 1930s California, the era of early Hollywood and pioneering Disney animation. The narrative revolves around ten-year-old Jemima, and her 'family' of artists, whose seemingly idyllic existence is forever transformed by the arrival of a hired extra, Maximilian Richter - 'an earthquake of a man' who stirs up a storm of fears, vice and violence...
The cast of characters moves through scenes hinting at ...
For Wendy, the dream she always had was in helping kids who suffered from mental illnesses such as PTSD. When she finally had enough money to her name, she bought an old ranch which she turned into a rehabilitation program using equine therapy. She was so close to having her dream come true, but desperately needed a ranch hand to take care of the horses they would be using in therapy. When she turned to the reclusive cowboy, Shane Powell, her ranch manager told her that she was making a big mistake. Shane didn't want to accept her offer but his bills are piling up.
Would Wendy's dream come through and would the attraction she feels toward Shane help him to heal and move on from past guilts?
This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA and the book contains language, situations, or images appropriate for readers over 18 years of age only!
Genre: African American Length: 35 Pages (632 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
FBI Profiler Sean Kruger must follow a trail of deceit and murder to protect his family, friends, and the country from a Russian oligarch!
After the horrific murder of an attorney and a Washington Post reporter on a park bench in Washington, DC., Kruger and company must determine the reason for the murders and who committed the crime. When it is discovered the reporter and attorney were trying to uncover a dark secret hidden within the highest ranks of the United States government, Kruger enlists the help of his trusted friend JR Diminski.
>>>A Ruthless Foreign Plot Threatens American Democracy
As Kruger and JR strip away the lies and treachery, they discover a plot by a ruthless foreign adversary to undermine the confidence of the American electorate in their chosen officials. With JR following the money trail, it will be up to Kruger to protect the ones he loves from a deadly assassin who is determined to keep him from learning the truth.Will they stop the threat in time or will ...
Baroness Lavinia Whitfield is the middle daughter of the Earl of Bedford. When her father meets an untimely death while in regiment during the Napoleonic Wars, Lavinia's mother becomes desperate to wed off her aging daughter. The widow deals with Baron Edmonton, sending Lavinia as a bride to his eldest son, George, just after he has returned to England, injured on the battlefield himself. Less than two years later, both the elder Baron and his son are killed in a freak hunting accident. The young Baroness struggles after finding herself widowed and responsible for a large holding. Tortured by the sudden loss of her husband and longing for the richness of a love like her parents had, Lavinia seeks a new life in the intrigues of the London ton. Her diary, written through the years, reveals finding her desired love in the forbidden arms of a younger man.
This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA!
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 41 Pages (587 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
This is a true story about finding your soul mate. There is a time when, after you have decided it will never happen, that you will find the one. Nor will you doubt if they are for it will be so clear it would be impossible not to see.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 28 Pages (614 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Jordan Hawke is tracking a fabulous treasure, one that has been missing for more than a hundred years. Following the trail of two men who left South Africa with a fortune in diamonds but who never reached their destination she travels halfway across the world.
Cecil Bailey controls a huge fortune his family amassed and he does not want anyone to investigate where his family obtained their money.
Rival treasure hunters are converging in Sydney. The prize - a fortune in diamonds.
A prize men will kill for.
Rivals follow Jordan's group from the moment they arrive in Sydney and their one solid lead is stolen during a murderous break-in at a museum.
Suspected by the police of being involved in the murder, the group races to where they believe the diamonds are, hoping to be first to seize the treasure.
But murder did not stop their enemies and they are not about to give up now.
Genre: World Literature Length: 126 Pages (594 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
For those that enjoyed The Tin Man, but wanted to know more about why the 'title character' - Carl Ryan - appeared to be cold, distant and uncaring, this book is for you.It stands alone, and doesn't need to be read in conjunction with The Tin Man, however for the full picture, it is recommended that you do.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 263 Pages (549 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Mia has loved Gabriel since the day he suddenly appeared to fulfill his dharma, to see her through a difficult adolescence after being orphaned. He disappeared without notice when Mia found employment as a dancer and could stand on her own feet.
Recurring dreams lead Mia to believe a mystery keeps them apart, Gabriel loves her as much as she loves him, and he will return. When Gabriel reappears at a frightful accident site, Mia thinks the time has come to reunite. But now Gabriel is a convicted biker gang member, brainwashed by a cult who captures Nephilim.
Should she cut her ties and marry Alex, the man who stands by her when Gabriel offers her up as a sacrifice to his cult? What is the greatest act of courage that will show her the deeper meaning of love?
In The Creed series, magical realism meets visionary fiction, paranormal romance and romantic suspense - in a Nephilim love triangle set in contemporary California.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 177 Pages (1,541 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
First published in 1923 in Paris in an edition of three hundred copies, this satiric novel by the great American poet is "a satire on the novel form in which a little -(female) Ford car falls more or less in love with a Mack truck." For the most part, however, this work is a serious attempt to write a novel with the recognition that such a work is impossible to write within established conventions.
The Great American Novel ends up being a scathing critique of colonialism, Americanism, manifest destiny, and the creative process. Beautiful wordplay and hilarity and theft of various texts and brilliant phrasing abounds.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 99 Pages (464 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Kasey Maxwell never plans for tomorrow. She never thinks about her future or has dreams that last longer than a night's sleep. Kasey has learned the hard way that tomorrow isn't a guarantee.
When Luke Donovan forces his way into her life, Kasey is determined not to fall for his charms. Love always leads to loss, and she's had more than enough loss in her life. She isn't willing to risk her heart again.But Luke has other plans. He's determined to use their night together to convince Kasey that he's worth the risk. As Kasey opens up about her past, she must decide if her relationship with Luke deserves the promise of tomorrow.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING...
Luther Ellis returns to Southern California with the Los Angeles Renegades from their International Series game in London to find himself in a personal Hell. His best friend and teammate, Jack Lehr, is found pointing a gun at his pregnant wife until Luther Ellis walks in. A standoff ensues... and it's about to get worse when a sinister plot is set into motion to publicly ruin one player's good name and legacy in the name of revenge...
Relationships will be put to the test between teammates, spouses, and significant others. Which of those survive? Which of those die?
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 172 Pages (509 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Fairies you won't want to believe in...
Lily Mckenzie's life is about to change. In just a few days' time she'll be eighteen, and leaving home to start a new life ? one that she's never planned for, and one she doesn't want. All Lily really wants to do is to go home... and home is a long way from the little village in Cornwall where Lily grew up.
Because Lily is one of the fey, and her home is Otherworld.
Lily has always known what she was, but has kept it a secret from everyone, hiding behind a mask that has fooled everyone around her... until now. For the last few weeks Lily has been under attack, plagued by an unseen enemy ? the Shadow People ? who come as wraiths in the night, tormenting her and making her too afraid to sleep. She has no idea why they are trying to hurt her, and has no idea how to stop them... she only knows if she doesn't stop them soon it will be too late.
Yes, Lily Mckenzie's life is definitely about to change, and not in a way she could possibly ...
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 489 Pages (2,638 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
August 2004: A sleeper terrorist detonates a suicide bomb in the closing moments of the Democratic National Convention killing the President & Vice President in Jihad for Allah and is immediately celebrated as a martyr in his homeland.
Other sleepers see the assassination and ongoing coverage on TV and come out of the shadows to carry out their own missions. A frenzy begins.
A newly formed team of anti-terrorism experts works outside normal Rules of Engagement to find the planners and financiers of terrorism and stop future attacks.
The new President is not politically correct, not at all squeamish and doesn't really want the job anyway. He faces an election in weeks but must fight the ongoing attacks while dealing with all the other governmental issues. It's going to be a rough few weeks.
What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Is there a point to our existence? Is there such a thing as God? Where did we all come from? How did the universe start? What was here before the universe? If the universe is constantly expanding, what is it expanding into? What was the big bang? After billions of years, one being is about to find out. This thought-provoking short story is part of the I Believe collection.
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 33 Pages (350 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Poems about the spirit of crude oil and the alignments to the cool spirit World of spirit enjoyment; and, features a long list of famous quotes of new. I like this mono syllable quote 'Wax more lights. Please?
Fire quench men are about and green cross ones - every day and night.
I am a name; new age name of Christ on the air; cross gone in cross road; gall and nails.
Walk on air; with two goat legs. A person caught the cross. Bye. Sky close time.
Girl was in dodge of nails pierce - Jazz likes not nails as Christ on cross gone.
Degree is law - any law - fortunate.
'Are you branched out of black and white?'
I proper in prosper and prosper.
It is best to keel flog than to kill. God damn.
Go to room of bath; seat down; put on your belt; tight; time to take off (B. White). Flights of fly cool. High fly. No ends.'
Do you wish you could close your eyes and the Trump presidency would just go away?... Behold the next best thing. It's another time, another place. Welcome to the Trumpassic Period. They're all here. The Tyrumposaurus, the Crookadillary and the rest of the not quite ready for prime time dinos.
Read along as they traipse through the Puhl-DePlugg Reservoir, where politics meets paleontology in dozens of delicious dinosaur tales guaranteed to turn that frown upside down. See Trump's White House news through a dinosaur lens in the first year of this unforgettable farce.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 204 Pages (801 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Alastair Cameron was a proud Scottish Highlander to whom honor was as simple as merely speaking his word. His clan, small but strong, clung to the traditions of centuries of living. He would be tested to the limits by family and foe after saving the life of a wandering girl from bandits in the craggy heights of the Moors. His budding feelings for this striking, dark-haired beauty were not welcomed by his father, but he had promised her more than a passing glance.
Isla MacGregor had been raised under the stern care of a Scottish Clan Chief who ruled with an iron hand. Her rescue from death by a rugged Highlander, whose clan was mortal enemies of her own, left her with unanswered questions and an enraged father. She found herself falling for the handsome stranger. Would love help save this blooming relationship and the prideful honor of both clans?
This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA!
Charlotte Stein is living her happily ever after...
She's young, beautiful, and has a job she adores, teaching English at a small college near Austin, Texas.
Her relationship with Patrick is nearly perfect. Charlotte is certain that marriage, kids, a fluffy dog, and years of bliss are in her future.
Just when she's got it all figured out, fate comes along and starts messing with things, and Charlotte realizes that even though she's a professor, she has a lot of learning to do.
See Me After Class is the first in the new Hot Teacher series by Tabitha Needs
* Mature Content -- This book is intended for ages 18+ *
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 45 Pages (4,190 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Nothing exciting ever happens at this pharmaceutical company. Day in and day out, everyone does the same old thing. They stick to their co-workers and their floor. No one ever branches out.
Until new girl, Jasmine, joins and breaks the mold.
She's unlike most people who work at the office. She's black, she's loud, she opinionated and her hair seems to change every day. No one knows what to make of her when she starts breaking all of the rules. Jasmine likes being the center of attention.
And she catches Travis's eye.
Travis works in IT. He's not the type of guy to stand out. Especially not for a woman like Jasmine. But she seems to take a second look.
His co-workers notice as well. They decide to make a bet. Whoever loses has to ask Jasmine out in front of everyone. It's a scary prospect.
Now he has to prepare for the most humiliating moment of his life. Because somewhere during this time, Jasmine has turned from woman who would never look twice at him to the ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 41 Pages (618 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Connections: Five Stories Celebrating Renewal and Redemption
Inspirational stories that explore the transforming power of love in friendship and family life.
Despite a promising future, Tony Kolinski drops out of medical school and hits the skids.
A Touch of Evil
Having survived a disastrous marriage, physicist Dr. Damon Devereaux struggles to recover from an infected physical wound and a shattered soul.
Katie and Danny purchase their Craftsman dream house, but soon thereafter he is diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
Rowena has a haunting dream that forever alters her future.
Katrin meets a mysterious stranger at the lake who completely transforms her life.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 76 Pages (1,947 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Murderous tumbleweeds, karma-allergic locksmiths, and hyper-intelligent space whales are just a few of the key players in this collection of short stories. Fall from the bomb bay of a military drone. Help blow the lid off of a secret economic takeover led by money-minded vampires. Wander the mazes of dark humor, pulpy violence, and sci-fi weirdness that make up these five short stories and decide for yourself if they truly deserve to be called fantastic.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 45 Pages (1,527 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Stinky is proud of the clever way he managed the transition from cramped apartment dweller to spacious condo owner so he launches his own boutique law and wealth management firm. His courage falters when a summer client drought turns his cash flow into a trickle. Eddie sends him on the lecture circuit to drum up business, not knowing Stinky is the world's worst public speaker. When Stinky advises a redoubtable matron to leave her deadbeat husband a two dollar bet on a pony, Eddie is afraid his mom's lodge will cancel her membership. Stinky counsels forbearance and reconciliation, but if you have already passed that stage, don't miss some awesome tips about how to disinherit an unloved one.
"Stinky's Best Worst Birthday," is a short, short story that tells of the most lovingly prepared and worst tasting meal of Stinky's life. Armed with the confidence of Lucy facing a vat of grapes, Eddie follows a recipe to a T and still gets an F. When he puts the meal ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 43 Pages (368 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
I had a list.
A simple list of things I learned to avoid in order meet the future Mr. Bishop.
Sure, it sounded easy enough.Until my brother's best friend walked into town with his arrogant words and controlling actions.He's everything my list tells me I shouldn't want. He's his own sort of broken, and every fiber in my being warns me to stay away, keep my distance... then he gifts me with one of his rare smiles and I can't seem to remember the reasons I should stay away. Instead, I slowly start thinking of all the reasons not to.
Those eyes... my favorite shade of blue. My blue eyed girl's all grown up, and just like when we were kids, one look and I'm completely wrapped around her sweet little pinky. She's off limits, completely unobtainable, but with her wild curls and sassy mouth she damn near slays me with a single glance. I promised myself I would keep my distance, I'm damaged goods and everything wrong for her, but the longer I'm around, and the more ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 236 Pages (1,357 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Kicked out of her house for stealing and living with her drug-addicted boyfriend, twenty-year-old Natalie's life continues to spin out of control. Once a happy and trusting girl, she is now a young woman who finds herself discarded by her family. The secret to her shattered life lies within the family, but will she overcome the obstacles in her path, or wind up as another drug addict, cooling on a stretcher in the morgue?
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 194 Pages (2,622 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
NICHOLAS RAVEN AND THE WIZARDS' WEB - Volume 3
4 Kings. 3 Wars. 2 Nasty Wizards. 1 Magic Key.
An epic fantasy in three volumes for adults and older teens.
Volume 1: Prologue & Chapters 1 - 39
Volume 2: Chapters 40 - 85
Volume 3: Chapters 86 - 120 & Postscript
Vellan, a powerful wizard, was cast out of his order fifty years ago after plotting to seize control of the distant lands of Laparia and its people. But some bad dreams never die.
Now, sitting in his mountain lair in the realm of Kargoth, Vellan once again tries to fulfill his dream of ultimate power, but this time in more clever ways. With the aid of an apprentice named Caldurian, and a race of obedient Enâri creatures created from rock and magic, Vellan sets his plan in motion. Yet opposition awaits.
Caldurian harbors traitorous ambitions, and a disillusioned Enâr has plans of his own. But Nicholas Raven, a young gristmill accountant unwittingly swept up in the two wizards' schemes, may prove to be their greatest ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 635 Pages (10,712 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Jules is retired from the drug game, running three businesses, and enjoying life with his wife and children. That is until someone foolishly decides they want to try him by coming for his family. The beast is awakened inside of Jules, and with no hesitation, everyone from the old crew comes together to help Jules make things right. Though she tries to be understanding at first, it all begins to be too much for Lyric, and her marriage is threatened. Jules is trying his hardest to have everything under control, but some things are even out of his reach, and he soon learns that the consequences of living the street life are all too real.
Jacques is happy for the most part, but he wants something different. Normally good with resisting temptation, it takes Jacques one moment of bad judgement to slip into something that was easy to get into but hard to get out of. Jacques loves Kymani and doesn't want to hurt her, but he wants to have his cake and eat it too. Will he come to his senses ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 177 Pages (8,408 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Aakriti has just moved from India all the way to New York City for her first year of college. She's far from home, navigating a new culture, a new roomate, and a full load of classes. But on the first day of her creative writing class, she can't help but stare at a certain man in the class, and he's not a student at all...
It is Ian Markson's first year as a professor, but he struggles to focus on his students. He tries his best to forget the fact that he recently caught his now ex-fiancée cheating, but her constant calls and texts begging him to take her back make it impossible to concentrate. That is, until a certain student makes it difficult for him to concentrate for different reasons altogether.
About the Author: V.J. Kaleka lives in Delhi, India. A lifelong fan of romance, she loves to explore cultural differences in her writing, and the effect they have on relationships. She draws inspiration from the likes of Nora Roberts, Jane Austen and many others. She is focused ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 132 Pages (1,181 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
In this final book, the nature of nature continues to intrigue us. The strife within Anaya's small family unit is juxtaposed against a giant doomsday scenario which might adversely impact the entire planet. Anaya's tendency to ferociously guard the tree's secrets challenges her relationship with Detective Charlie Ross. Many complex aspects of life mesh together in this expansive tale, from the everyday problem of bullying in schools to complex disagreements which threaten to tear the family apart. A delightfully humorous new otherworldly being enters the scene and provides us with a whole new layer of the human/nature connection.
This trilogy acknowledges all the wonderful trees who give us air to breath and beauty to behold. Thank you for standing tall!
Books in the Trilogy of the Trees:
Between the Trees (Book 1)
Among the Trees (Book 2)
At the Tree's Edge (Book 3)
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 212 Pages (3,601 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
This year's Finch family holiday finds them flying off to France for ten days in the rural French countryside. Only Kitty Finch seems to spend her vacation time searching for something whether it is a home for a pet, a handbag or a holiday romance. Not to mention the mystery man and his yellow socks that brings trouble her way. All whilst avoiding the unwanted advances of a certain somebody who does not know when to take no for an answer but should know better.
As the Finch family come across plenty of people to share their time with including German neighbours, English ex-pats and even a French farmer to name a few. One of the men Kitty meets is special enough to take her fancy for a French fling, so start reading this funny French farce to see if she succeeds despite the exes who are hijacking her holiday fun. Whether it comes to randy rabbits, randy monkeys or randy men it is all part of the experience.
This trip turns out to be full of surprises, especially, when someone ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 234 Pages (1,282 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Fat? Skinny? Never mind, because everybody will understend what's going on here.
Right from the start Annabelle was made fun of because of her weight. so, tired of the scornfully and in desperation, Annabelle embarked on a risky diet.
Then she won the boy of her dreams, (or did she?)
What had happened made her decide to take revenge, The sweetest revenge that could have been.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 91 Pages (2,189 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Edith Sanderlin (1841-1939) lived in a small town in Virginia's Tidewater region. Her delightful character sketches were discovered in a dusty attic trunk many decades after her passing. This collection was first published in 2012, and a second collection, "Tidewater Tales," followed in 2014.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 69 Pages (1,668 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
The PLA protects its artificial intelligence computers under the Himalayas, and powers and cools them from the waters of the Yarlung Tsangpo river. China is spending millions on advanced artificial intelligence. China already uses it in their diplomatic, economic, and military strategic planning. China's system uses AI learning, and data mining connected with uncertainty theory. It uses observable data to learn; the West is open with its big data pool, and this feeds its knowledge base. China's AI develops incomplete, imprecise, and noisy forecasts of any complex real-world situational interplay. Beijing's planners use forecasts and predictions to develop likely economic, or diplomatic, and military outcomes. Then they appear to add label semantics and fuzzy logic algorithms, for modeling the predictability of outcomes and responses. Artificial intelligence is the single biggest military project in China. Professors from the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 672 Pages (974 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Max Parker and Lewis Grayson were inseparable best friends that shared everything together, until the summer they explored their harbored feelings for each other causing a separation spanning hundreds of miles
Now, ten years later, the death of a friend brings twenty seven year old omega, Max back to his hometown, but coming face to face with alpha Lewis after their parents tore them apart, wasn't what he was expecting and following their brief rendezvous, he realizes he can't live without him and what follows is a forbidden romance of love, longing and hurt that ignites danger and hatred within their small community.
For Wolf shifter Lewis, ever since the animal inside him matured, he's been ready to serve his kind and marry the woman chosen for him, but he hadn't planned on the only person he'd ever loved walking back into his life, but, things are different now. He's not the human that Max left behind and keeping the wolf hidden proves to be harder than he thought, especially ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 161 Pages (2,059 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
"You need a good man with a good job to make you happy." The words of Jessica's mother were etched deeply in her mind and was the force that guided her throughout her life.
Seeing how her mother was able to marry a man that moved them out of the hood and took great care of them, Jessica couldn't imagine not following in her mother's footsteps, but marrying well couldn't give her the happiness that she was seeking. For Jessica, the only man that could keep a smile on her face was her high school crush, Demetrius Franklin.
Being the godson of a well-known street king has its perks. Money, power, respect, and a slew of women that were willing to do whatever he wanted, but having everything handed to you wasn't exactly what Demetrius A.K.A. Meechi wanted or cared for, neither was taking over his Godfather's empire. His only desire was the beautiful girl that he was infatuated with ever since he saw her while she was in high school. Always wanting something that he couldn't ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Size: 1,166 KB Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
From New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Overall No. 1 Bestselling Thriller and Shamus Award Winning Author Vincent Zandri Comes a Brand New Private Detective Series.
"The Embalmer is dying to meet you... "
You might think that a guy with the name of Steve Jobz would be one lucky man. That he'd be rich and have the world at his fingertips. But instead, Jobz is barely making ends meet at the New York State Department of Unemployment Insurance Fraud. A former cop who was forced to retire early after shooting a young man of color during a convenience store holdup, Jobz has since resigned himself to wasting away his days in a four-by-four cubicle inside an office space that's more boring than watching the paint dry.
??? But when his overbearing boss calls him in on a job that the Albany Police Department is heading up, Jobz has a chance to get out of the office for a while.
But what he doesn't realize is that he's about to come face to face with a serial killer who embalms his ...
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 373 Pages (1,127 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
In 2005 there was a strange stand-off behind a small-town supermarket: a divorced ex-builder was held hostage at gunpoint by a vulnerable woman driven to insanity. This is the story of what led her to take him captive and how she went on to attain her own freedom at a terrible cost.
Potty but heroic, Lydia tells us her bittersweet tale of struggle, discovery, love, war, and redemption.
"Totally original. Great storytelling." "I was hooked... " "difficult to put down... " "very true to life... " "thoroughly enjoyable... " "develops into an unputdownable page-turner... " "beautifully poignant"
I Am Not Gog is a modern allegory of emancipation.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 310 Pages (1,460 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019
Don is not what you'd call a "sociable" person. Of all the people he could truly call "friend", half of them are animals and two of them are dogs. One of them is mute.
And now, just as the signs of a harsh winter show themselves, Charlie, his goat, gets really weird.
Genre: Literature & Fiction Length: 37 Pages (165 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 19th, 2019