Gracie : I don't know what I'm doing with my life. I thought after I graduated from college that I would have it all figured out. But nope. I'm broke, living at home with my divorced mom. I recently got a job tutoring a little rich girl. It's a pretty sweet gig. And today, I met Vince, her bodyguard. There's only one word to describe him: HOT. As a result, I slept with him and it was so good. Just after I have slept with him, I saw the text that made me so angry. What was I doing after all? Will I ever forgive him after this?
Vince : When I fell from glory, I fell hard. I mean, how else could I explain going from being a pro football player to being a spoiled little girl's bodyguard? Well, I needed the job. I met Gracie, the little girl's tutor today. She has curves in all the right places. She's definitely my type. The only problem is that she doesn't trust me. She outright kicked me out of her house when I barely even had my pants on. I tried to tell her that this was all a ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 40 Pages (1,400 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 5th, 2020
Josh is a lonely man living in the mountains of Colorado in the 1850's. He's traveled as far up into the mountains as he can to look for peace, solicitude and game. Josh can't stand people who drive him crazy with their talk of war, politics and religion. He's been told the mountains have a multitude of game if you go far enough which can be sold to the fur traders.
Jess comes into Josh's life one day while he's out checking the trap lines. He finds her half-frozen on a ridge. He takes her back to his cabin and nurses her back to health. She doesn't know how she got there, but she's excited to see herself being cared for by one handsome mountain man.
Josh has hated being around people all his life, but Jess is something special. She brings a warmth and passion into his heart he had never known before. Soon he can't bear the thought of her leaving his cabin. He wants her to stay there, but worries she'll leave once the snows melt.
Jess won't tell him if she'll stay or not.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 28 Pages (2,845 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 5th, 2020
A GIFT SET OF 3 OF STEPH CHRISTINA'S CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE STORIES ALL COMBINED INTO 1 BOOK!
(1. Mysterious Girl, 2. An evening in Roma, 3. Unsuspected Attraction)
The Gift Set by Steph Christina - Three standalone contemporary romance stories combined into one gift set.
Gregory Romeo is a single, awkward man on the search for a wife. He doesn't know where to find her, and feels he has run out of avenues on where to look. Therefore, he decides to try something new. Gregory purchases a wife off an authorised Russian brides website.
Her name is Svetlana. When Svetlana arrives in Australia and the couple first meet, things are a bit awkward.
But soon enough, the pair realise that they're in for a bunch of surprises. Moments of self-discovery, new beginnings and an interesting ride on the road to love.
2.AN EVENING IN ROMA
Honey Carter's parents send Honey on a trip to Europe for summer break. Out of all places, they buy her a ticket to Rome, Italy ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 228 Pages (2,273 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 5th, 2020
With news of her daddy's death, August Abney returns to her messy roots in Charleston, South Carolina. Despite melodramatic efforts to leave town, the past clings to her like kudzu. While tending to her daddy's estate, she discovers information that may bring closure to her family's tawdriest mystery.
With no support from her whimsical mama or childhood sweetheart, she sparks her own investigation, during which her prying will lead to frenemies, a tree full of secrets, and quite possibly the loony bin...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 106 Pages (875 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 5th, 2020
Alyse is a graduate student in Scottish history researching the highland clans in the 18th century at the time of the Battle of Culloden. She's wanted to meet an authentic highlander all her life. One day she takes a trip up to an archeological site above Inverness to prove a thesis. But she's whisked back in time to the eve of the battle.
Donnan is a lonely highland Scottish sheep farmer tending his flock in 1745 when a woman appears to him at a pond where he is bathing. She is able to communicate with him and he's excited that a voluptuous woman has appeared before him, ending his years of isolation. He takes her back to his small abode.
Alyse can't believe her good fortune to have met a real highlander still living the same way his people did hundreds of years ago. She has fallen in love with the man of her dreams, but where is his cell phone so she can call the police and tell them somebody stole all her clothes?
Donnan has decided she's a gift from heaven and takes this lovely ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 29 Pages (3,873 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 5th, 2020
A Thanksgiving, curvy lady romance
Why does my teenage crush have to be so perfect after all this time? I thought I was over him but he still gives me butterflies, sitting across from me at my parents' Thanksgiving table. His dark green eyes are smoldering but they never see me. I am willing to give up everything to be with him, but he only thinks of me as his best friend's geeky little sister.
I gave up everything to take care of my family, but all I want now is her. I have known her my whole life and she is the perfect woman for me. Last time, I gave her up and hurt her because of my self-doubts and insecurities. This time, I will stand and fight for her with everything I've got.
This is an instalove, happily ever after safe romance about a chivalrous hunk and his smart, curvy lady.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 38 Pages (327 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 5th, 2020
This summer trip to Europe has quickly turned into a whirlwind romance. I'm head over heels for this sexy, British, wealthy yacht owner. Flying to Paris, Ben is the only thing on my mind and I can't stop thinking about our passionate night together. Until I meet Antoine. Is two summer flings better than one?
I can't stand to be away from Allie. I've completely fallen for her and can't get her off of my mind. I want her to see how serious I am about spending more time together. I've invited her to my last minute business trip to Dubai - will she come? I can't wait to sweep her off her feet and right into the bedroom...
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Claude feels suitably perturbed when everything he touches spontaneously explodes. A man on death row reflects on his life whilst eating a meaningful last meal. A voicemail from the future leaves instructions to follow, or else.
Whimsical and often surreal, At the Doors of Strangers is a collection of stories about the glimpses we see into other peoples' lives. The collection is a knock on the door during the crucial moments that define us. Expect the fantastic mixed with the mundane, with an underlying layer that holds them both together - such as a friend building a spaceship or a little girl engaging in playground combat with a troublesome boy.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 119 Pages (840 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020
Kites and Weddings is a collection of very short stories for people who think brief is beautiful. In these stories, each no longer than a single breath, you'll find birth and death, growth and decay, love and loss.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 187 Pages (164 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020
An old man remembers things that he'd much rather forget in this dark tale. Alone in his cell he believes that his eyesight is failing, as a darkness begins to creep ever closer. As the saying goes; be careful what you wish for.
NOTE. This story is included in the book titled "Chicken Lababdar:and eight other stories'.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 13 Pages (482 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020
This romantic short story (approx. 5000 words) tells about the first days of a summer vacation of two couples with young children, who have cottages on a Northern Ontario lake. Both of their marriages are affected, in different ways, by the arrival of a luscious, blonde eighteen-year-old, at a neighbouring cottage. Janice is a flirt, at the least, and Mary Anne and Doris have to decide how they will deal with the attention that she is showering upon their not unattractive spouses. And their husbands, Tim and Ross have to figure out what is the most important to each of them. Is the opportunity to bed a beautiful young woman more important than an established family of wife and children?
Genre: Short Stories Length: 23 Pages (2,955 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020
Utopia. Paradise. Peace of Mind. Those were the ways Mike Beem felt about his fortified community. He loved his neighbors. His friends. He never thought their peace would be shattered or disturbed. But when his community is savagely attacked, his life and his friends lives destroyed, Mike must reach down inside himself to find the darkness. A darkness that will help him exact revenge on those who've wronged him and his community. He must put aside all the good he has accomplished in order to become someone else. A man without morals. A man who will stop at nothing to slay all of those who have done him wrong. Will he succeed? Will he fail? Will he die trying? The answers lie within this short story.
Bonus Short Story: A Haunted House Tale
This short story is about five students on Halloween night who discover the secrets and terrors of the town's most famous haunted house. Will they live to see the morning?
Bonus Short Short: Fear of the Scarecrow
This short story is about a ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 154 Pages (2,244 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020
Justin didn't need anything to change in life, with his fabulous wife.
So why would a chance encounter with the daughter of old friends of theirs be significant?
An otherwise dependable man finds himself countenancing a weakness of stupid vanity. As conveniently as ordering an Americano-to-go he undermines the foundation of his marriage. ??But Justin likes to think he is a skilled people influencer, he lives in a world of creativity, the question is - does he have the right solution to this very big problem of his own making?
Genre: Short Stories Length: 19 Pages (939 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020
Sonny is a goth intersex genderfluid person interested in exploring his feelings through poetry and other devices. Last night Sonny's girlfriend, Julie, stayed over giving Sonny a chance to listen to read his poetry and listen to her feelings.
When Julie leaves, Sonny grabs the pantyhose Julie leaves behind, crossdressing, and turning into a goth intersex gamer and streamer, Sunny.
As Sonny is streaming, Julie is cheating on Sonny with the star linebacker, Max, who has dreams of turning pro after the season is over.
Sonny goes to his Saturday night rave as Sunny to read her poetry with her goth friends. Afterwards, Sunny runs into Max after the big football game discovering that Max knows about the plans of girls like Julie who see him as a meal ticket for the rest of their lives.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 31 Pages (1,737 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020
Goi's childhood was dominated by the traffic that building an airport requires. Cranes and concrete mixers; girders and soil. Later, Goi's salon was under the departing flightpath, so her experience was only of leaving. But where were they going, these huge metal birds, left for Korea or right for America? Staring into a customer's hair one day, she composes a dream of flying. Armed with a ticket for Phnom Penh, she heads for Bangkok airport. It's a confusing place, Goi finds, but so welcoming that she wonders if she'll ever leave.
This story appears in the collection The Day of the Tiger and Other Stories.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 18 Pages (642 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020
Grief is a personal animal. Mary knows this from experience and a lifetime of waiting for permission to let go of her MIA husband and find closure for both her and her daughter, Teresa who is now an adult. Grief has its own course however and closure comes in unexpected ways.
O'Connor is an award-winning writer who writes about the natural world, the human-animal relationship and the bonds that join us all.
Genre: Short Stories Length: 16 Pages (105 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 4th, 2020