In this beauty-and-the-beast regency romance by USA TODAY bestselling and HOLT Medallion winning author Bree Wolf, a grieving widower and a fierce young lady come to see that the past can never be forgotten, but its regrets can be forgiven.
England 1802: GRAHAM ASTOR, DUKE OF KENSINGTON is a beast and he knows it. Consumed by loss and misery, he has no need or desire for company or anything else polite society has to offer. What he needs is a wife -- not for himself, but as a mother for his child -- and it appears he's found the perfect timid, young wallflower for the job. A woman who will make no demands of him. A woman who will leave him alone with his pain.
When her ruthless uncle informs ROSABEL that she is to marry the dark, brooding and recently widowed Lord Kensington, terror steals into her heart. Without any other options, Rosabel soon finds herself tied to a man who refuses to speak to her. A man whose cold gaze sends chills down her back. A man utterly displeased with her ...
One thousand years after the assumed apocalypse, a demonic army known as the Demon Plague has invaded the new world. With various races and cultures split by their differences, one man inspires them to unite in order to defeat the unfathomable evil force. Experience the epic story that follows these heroes into the darkness. Join the resistance and find out what it takes to defeat demons.
In this Mad Max meets Game of Thrones dark sci-fi/fantasy epic, you'll experience an engaging story about a hero who lost everything to an evil force never encountered before. In his attempt to warn powers of the new world to prepare themselves to resist this supernatural army, Michael Miuriell joins forces with various warriors who work to unite rival kingdoms and bury century-old hatchets if only to defeat the Demon Plague. With fast moving action, dangerous villains and original characters, this story will define what every great sci-fi/fantasy novel should contain. Welcome to the ...
Jari Styrman's life and career are failing. As a young man, he left Sweden to achieve a dream: succeed as a computer consultant in the United States. Now, a few years later, Jari is burned out. He is forced to accept assignments at a sex company where an incident leaves him horrified.
He abandons the assignment and goes on holiday to Italy. At the hotel he meets an amazing woman and is swept up in the heat of the holiday romance. It's almost like she's too good to be true.
Perhaps she is?
THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH.
Charity Joy Li lives a quiet life in a small lakeside town deep in the Missouri Ozarks. She knows that practicing dressage with her beloved horse Mariner should be a delight, but her heart can't find joy. Maybe it's because of family pressure, or jealousy, or impatience, or the rising tide of troubles that threatens to overwhelm her. And when a handsome young man shows up at the summer camp where she works, her conflicted feelings about him don't make things any easier...
As Charity grapples with challenges in her life and in her heart, will she be able to realize that true joy comes from only one Source?
Book 3 of He Calls Me by Name
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 302 Pages (7,099 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
This is the third book of 12, in a long series of steampunk adventure books. Set in a magical fantasy version of the Victorian era, the Clockwork Twist series follows an unassuming and introverted clockmaker from London, named Twist. When a clockwork princess needs his help, Twist finds himself on an adventure around the world surrounded by airship pirates, secret societies, treasure hunters, vampires, magical kitsune, a genie or two, and occasionally a beautiful magician. Are you all caught up on the series?
Continue the journey in Book Three: Dreamer!
After an airship crash, Twist and his friends are rescued by a cloud-borne tribe of Native-Americans only to find themselves quickly caught up in an evil Cypher plot. While fighting for freedom, unsettling questions arise about Twist and Jonas.
In this exciting third installment of the Clockwork Twist series, Twist and his companions continue to travel the globe, from San Francisco to Cuba, and to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. ...
When struggling waitress Melody Dylan gives a handsome, lonely stranger a simple gift she has no clue her life is about to take a drastic turn.
The stranger ends up being Clay Powers, a famous UFC heavyweight fighter. Clay's large build and dangerous fists have always intimidated. People in his hometown keep their distance and Clay is fine with that. Everything changes when a new waitress at the local diner buys him a piece of pie on Thanksgiving. Touched by the gesture when it's obvious she can barely afford to survive, her warm smile and lush body churn up powerful feelings that leave Clay wanting more from her than pie.
Melody is running from her past and the small, country town of Garnet is the perfect hiding place. With an ex-husband after her and scars from her abusive marriage etched deep, the last thing she expects is to fall for a man who makes a living with his fists, but she can't resist Clay or the tender connection they share.
Finding love in the most ...
"They've started calling me the Remembered Queen. Because no one will ever forget what I did."
Jon grew up a petty criminal, picking pockets and running dice games in Anhalt, the cosmopolitan capital of Forint. Now, he lives in a tiny backwater, hiding from his past and trying to forget a tragedy so large it nearly destroyed him.
His boring, quiet life is shattered when a strange girl appears - a young woman claiming to be Aviana, Queen of Tolar.
Aviana, who ordered the slaughter of hundreds during the Mad Queen's Massacre.
Aviana, who fled her throne and vanished two years ago.
The girl is haunted, confused, destitute and half-starved. On her back, someone carved a tattoo to hide a powerful spell, but she has no memory of who cast it on her. Hunted by men and nightmare creatures, she might be the Remembered Queen. And as he's drawn to her, Jon knows he's either taken responsibility for a mad, troubled girl or solved the greatest mystery the Ivory Kingdoms have ever known.
More fantasy; more adventure, and more amazement awaits you within the pages of this second book by author G.C.Smith. Five tales of imagination that will captivate readers of any age. Transport yourself to other worlds; hunt for ancient artifacts or discover a lost inheritance. Page turning stories that will enchant you for years to come. Treat your imagination to more of everything you enjoy about a thought-provoking book, with More Amazing Tales.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 343 Pages (9,678 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
COULD THE TRIPTYCH LEAD THEM TO ICONS WHICH ONCE BELONGED TO CATHERINE THE GREAT, CZARINA OF RUSSIA?
Giving his treasured possession to the two Australians who rescued him from an icy death, the ancient Cossack swears that the icon, an icon given to him by his grandfather, contains a code which will point to the secret hiding place of priceless icons looted from the imperial palace by Bolsheviks during the early years of the Russian Revolution. They must decide whether there really is a secret concealed within the old man's icon, or whether the story was merely the old Cossack's fantasy. They must decide whether they should take the risk and return to Russia and perhaps recover the riches which might await them. And if they should find these icons, would the most favourite icon of Catherine the Great, The Katerina Triptych, be amongst them, and, if so, would it be real, and would it be worth the lives which the search will take?
Another thriller from the prize-winning author of The ...
The path of my descent ended with secrets, revenge and death... making me the last of the Ambrosines. Alixia couldn't stop the images flooding her mind. Her mother and Marcel were calling out to her. His bloodstained teeth fully exposed, promising to take her soul as he did her mother's...
In this final book of the Ambrosine Series author Noreen Harrison weaves a tale of hidden societies, family bonds, broken promises, immortality, and ultimately revenge, all set against the intriguing backdrop of New Orleans.
Alone beyond the edge of Civilization.
A routine exploration mission explodes into chaos 2.8 billion miles from home and throws Commander Jephora Cochrane and the crew of the prospector ship Jakob Waltz into a crisis that will test their experience to the limit.
After a puzzling message from Fleet Chancellor Roja adds to the confusion, Cochrane isn't sure who he can trust. Yet somehow, regardless of their hidden secrets, he must push his crew to new levels to save their ship.
Together they make a discovery that will alter the course of history. A secret, buried at the edge of the solar system, which is the key to changing everything.
But only if Humanity can survive until the truth gets out.
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Book One of the Shan Takhu Legacy.
Monkeyshine is the toy of the decade - a phenomenon that catapults a Seattle company to the top of corporate America. But this stuffed animal has a dirty secret and when a young chemist is murdered, his grieving fiancé races from Seattle to Kauai and back again, piecing together clues he left behind. She discovers the truth, but her battle isn't over: She has put her three-year-old nephew in the center of the storm and now must fight to save him from those who will stop at nothing - including kidnapping and murder - to protect their wealth and prestige.
Philip Drummer is a newly crowned physician fresh out of medical school. His surgical internship takes him to the prestigious Philadelphia General Hospital where he begins training under the famous Dr. Richard Knight. Dr. Knight is an old school cardiac surgeon whose interests include fast cars and beautiful women. Phil and his fellow classmates soon begin to experience the raw brutality of a one-year surgical internship. They quickly discover that the elder Dr. Knight is obsessed with a surgical mortality ranking that is published in the Philadelphia Chronicle every other year. This ranking compares Dr. Knight to all of the other cardiac surgeons in the region, and fuels his larger than life persona. Unfortunately for all, Dr. Knight's patients begin to die at an alarming rate, causing his local aura to suffer. To complicate the matter Phil becomes intimately involved with the current mistress of Dr. Knight. A mistress who lives in an opulent world funded by the wealthy and ...
Genre: Medical Length: 346 Pages (618 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
"An unforgettable highland warrior seeking revenge, an innocent maiden brave enough to confront him. Spellbound is a terrific novel filled with passion, intrigue, vengeance, and all-consuming love. Readers will clamor for a sequel."
Kat Martin, New York Times best-selling author with over 13 million books in print
Highland warrior Kade MacAlister has had to fight for everything. Respect. Approval. Love. To prove himself man and warrior and to win the hand of the woman he seeks to marry, he leaves Scotland to fight in Ireland. When he returns, he finds his clan has been attacked by the MacKinnons, with whom they've been at peace. His older brother and his betrothed are dead. Kade discovers the chieftain Brodie MacKinnon has a daughter with the Sight, Maighdlin, whom he hid away in a village years ago to protect. A bride was taken from him, so he'll take a new bride -- his enemy's daughter -- and make her pay for her father's sins. Kade finds Maighdlin and kidnaps her. But when their ...
When someone fingers Detective Frankie Winslow's grandmother in the shooting death of a wealthy real estate developer, Frankie refuses to believe it - even though the victim, Jeremy Dade, is the man who killed Frankie's sister and even though Nana Kay once threatened to shoot him. Now Nana Kay is on the run, hiding from police and refusing to turn herself in, and Frankie's partner is in close pursuit. As Frankie races from the posh enclaves east of Seattle to a dusty Texas border town, desperately working to unravel the secrets of Jeremy's life, she struggles with her own secret, a stunning surprise she hasn't yet shared with her ex-husband: she's pregnant. A former college athlete, Frankie has always been as fearless on the job as she was on the basketball court. But now she has someone else to consider - the child growing inside her. Just as the pieces of Jeremy's past fall into place, she realizes another child is in danger. The little boy who discovered Jeremy's body has gone ...
Johnny's back - and he means fucking business!
A chance (and gratuitous) encounter with a promiscuous groupie in a dingy London pub toilet leads to a series of events that will alter his fortunes forever. A wild and scarcely believable odyssey into the world of rock superstardom ensues, where all he has ever wished for, or desired, comes to pass.
Is Johnny's new-found fortune all he had dreamed it would be?
Or is his journey - on which he is required to put up with an apparently endless supply of bell-ends and imbeciles at
every turn - more than he is prepared to sustain?
The money is great, of course, and also the adulation.
But is it enough?
Follow Johnny through his quagmire of doubt, until he finds solace eventually, in the most unlikely of places.
"Total fucking twat. I hate him more than I can say. A bollocks!"
Bono - MOR pop star, and as everyone will verify, incontestably insufferable arse.
"An absolute focking legend man! Tells great focking jokes! Seriously suspect ...
Do you know the story of Romeo and Juliet? Well, this isn't their story. This is our story, Valentin's story... my story.
In the world of the filthy rich, two of the most infamous crime families rule with iron fists. Drug trafficking, gang killings, ruthless wars -- these are the men who have no moral compass.
Meet the Russian Mob, and the Italian Cosa Nostra. His family... and mine.
My name is Caterina Giovanni, daughter of the Italian Mafia. I've been clueless about who my family really is, what they're capable of -- until I meet him. Valentin Nikolaev, son of the Russian Mob.
Born and raised to one day take his rightful place as leader of his family, Valentin has one goal, and one goal only -- to annihilate the Giovanni family. My family.
In the end only one mafia will be left standing on the ashes of the other.
Are you ready to find out which one?
An anthology of Amish Mystery and Romance stories... Sarah planned to leave her Amish community for good. After crossing paths with the Amish mafia, she leaves her place of birth to make it in the Englisch world. She finds out, however, that she cannot escape her past so easily as she meets Jake, another Amish exile and her ex-boyfriend. Fulfilling his lifelong dream to become a police detective, Jake vows to return to their Amish community and solve the murder of his father once and for all. But will it put both him and Sarah at risk?
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 416 Pages (1,376 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
8 billion people living on Earth...
... suddenly forced to evacuate.
Their only escape is outer space.
All Taft wanted was to impress Kaytha, saving humanity was not part of his plan.
An industrial catastrophe sends Earth spiraling toward devastation. Amid the chaos, the ruthless and power-hungry megalomaniac, Sint Argum, emerges with his covert military to exploit the disaster.
When Taft and Kaytha make a shocking discovery that could change the fate of humanity forever, Argum will stop at nothing to obtain its power.
Now, Taft, Kaytha, and their friends find themselves unwittingly in the middle of a growing galactic conflict. Can they stop Argum before it's too late?
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Enter a future where air and space flight culture has replaced car culture. The EMBARK series is a relevant and fresh take on the classic Space Opera genre.
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Keaton Harris always thought he would be reporting from the front lines as a hard-hitting news reporter. He never expected to become a best-selling romance writer. But the job definitely has its perks, like the long line of ladies who are eager to become his muse for a night.
He doesn't expect to meet Quinn Ryan at a book convention. He doesn't expect to be taken with her so quickly. She is beautiful. Smart. Quiet... and totally giving him the cold shoulder.
Quinn has no interest in becoming a Keaton Harris groupie, no matter how hot he is. She learned a long time ago that playboys make dangerous playthings. But when he proves to be more than she expected she finds herself weakening to his charms.
One week. That's all it was supposed to be. One week to have an adventure, to be someone else. It was never supposed to go any further than that.
Maybe that Shakespeare guy was on to something.
The future of the Empire hangs in the balance. Separated from birth, the Royal Twins have been raised in opposite corners of the empire.
Meanwhile, bandits continue to lay waste to the kingdom in their attempt to force the Emperor to relinquish the Northern Imperial Sword. Among them is the Noble Bandit, nemesis of Peasant General Guarding Bear. Tasked with rearing one of the twins, the Peasant General wastes no time in preparing the boy for his destiny of ridding the kingdom of the bandits once and for all.
But long-kept secrets are brought to life as the Heir is mistaken for his long-lost brother. As the Heir completes his task, his new rival declares himself Emperor of the northern lands. Their path leads them towards a final confrontation that will forever change the fate of the realm.
Aletheia hasn't been back in New Orleans for very long. Really, she came back so that her friend and mentor, Elijah, could save her baby from the paranormal threat to it. After the ritual, Aletheia begins dreaming Elijah's thoughts and memories. A former Lutheran minister turned temple leader and an eleventh degree member of the Thelemic magickal order, Children of the Voice, Elijah begins working with Aletheia to strengthen, refine and control her abilities. She soon finds herself in a love triangle in which she must choose between Elijah and her cocaine-addicted husband, Edgar. A modern day allegory for Aleister Crowley's relationship with Rose, Aletheia embarks on a long and treacherous journey to discover her true will. (Book 3 in The Collywobbles Chronicles, and the sequel to The Child of Aokigahara.)
Genre: Romance Length: 410 Pages (1,770 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
It's 1972, and San Francisco is a global mecca for hippies and radicals. In Book 2 of The Jessie Morgan Series, 21-year-old Jess can't wait to join her friend Donna there. Driving her VW down the Pacific Coast, she's more than ready for the city's open Bohemian vibe, bongo-mad street life, perpetual protests, and cutting-edge counterculture. Among the characters she meets are Cat, a tall, fun-loving Sicilian, and Carl, a Harley-riding enigma with bushy red hair. As Jessie gleefully spreads her wings in the City by the Bay, she leaves her stormy past behind. Or does she? This novel is recommended for mature readers due to 1970s-era sex, drugs, and profanity.
Tensions run high in the Rills family as Aeron faces the trials. His greatest dream is to become an Outrunner for the Taldorian Empire, but does he have what it takes to succeed where his brother fell?
Garret wonders if he made the right decision. The overlooked youngest child in a mariner family, he is the only one of countless siblings to eschew a life at sea. But will the adventures of a life on land satisfy the longings of his heart?
Analise struggles to find her place when her parents disappear in the deep woods of Nørdväst. The kindness of a merchant family gives her a glimpse of love and meaning, but will she lose her only companion in exchange? Her strange relationship causes widespread concern, but the mages offer a solution. Is she ready to accept their offer?
Trouble is brewing on the borders of the Taldorian Empire, and it is the Outrunners who must answer the call to arms. As Aeron and Garret band together to face the danger, will their budding friendship survive ...
Hit man Paul Byrne never should have taken this job.
Now, he'll find out how much money his life is worth...
In hindsight, hit man Paul Byrne, aka The Apostle, wishes he never expanded his services to include arson. But when a mysterious client offers him a cool two-hundred thou to torch a nightclub, he can't say no. Now the club's owners, Charlotte gang leader Isaiah Jaxon and former New York wiseguy Jack Vignali, want him to pay for the damages in blood. That is if Arson Detective John Lundell, a southern lawman nursing a broken heart, doesn't catch him first. Just maybe The Apostle can turn to the woman he loves, Eve Bennett, for help. But when Eve meets John, their attraction is irresistible. And if the lonely detective falls for the hit man's girlfriend, Lundell could be the one who gets burned.
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"Vivid and exciting and fast-paced and layered and funny and compelling and moving, all at the same time." -- Award-Winning Author Patricia Powell
Sara Parkins, a hopeful actress, trying to land her first national commercial, meets Jason Forest, a handsome scientist, who recently moved into her building. She immediately falls for him.
Shortly afterward, her best friend, Anna, dies of a heart attack and even the doctors are baffled. The next day another woman she meets, goes into cardiac arrest and dies. The victims of massive heart attacks, male and female, otherwise in perfect health, begin to pile up, and Sara suspects these individuals are being systematically killed, but she doesn't know why or by whom.
Sara asks for Jason's help, but begins to suspect Jason is hiding something from her. After further research of her own, she makes a startling discovery that leaves her with a difficult decision on who to trust.
Not being a woman to sit still, Sara seeks answers and stumbles onto a terrorist plot to kill millions and because of her questions, puts herself directly in harms way.
Genre: Romance Length: 344 Pages (613 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
"An epic tale... " -- Library Journal
A broken nation in need of a savior -- ravaged by plague, decimated by dark magic, infiltrated by a foreign evil seeking to dominate from within. Three will rise to save the beleaguered land. But will they be enough? Condemned to hang for their crimes, they'll march instead to perish as heroes or live as free men.
Three men condemned to die: Aldous Weaver is a heretic monk turned sorcerer, imprisoned for accidentally incinerating the leader of his order. Kendrick the Cold, an infamous crusader turned fugitive, is a villain who knows he can never be a hero. Theron Ward, an aristocrat with a penchant for slaughtering monsters, is a legend in his own mind.
When the kingdom of Brynth is threatened by a far greater evil, the unlikely trio must make a choice -- seek to escape this land that cries for their execution or find the true heroes within themselves. And then, armed with fire and sword, march together against the forces of darkness. But can ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 366 Pages (3,925 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
A comic page-turner about love, drugs, family, and fleeing the law
When Kiva leaves her drug-smuggling husband to start a new life in a mouse-infested farmhouse, she thinks no one from her old life will be able to find her there. But just about everyone does - including her daughter who ran away four years ago, her best friend who pulls her back into illegal activities, and the captain of the smuggling boat who hasn't been paid.
Can she reunite with her daughter, quit being quite such a screw-up, and possibly find true love while pursued by assorted bad guys?
Seeing the future comes at a price. What price would you be willing to pay to save thousands of lives?
Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty -- but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead of a thank you, the government labels him an enemy combatant and throws him in the brig with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence. He learns first hand that the CIA can do anything they want to him -- anything at all.
Mark's just a regular guy -- a photographer -- who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. Tragedies he's driven to prevent.
His frantic warnings about September 11th are ignored but put him in the government cross-hairs where he learns what being labeled an 'enemy combatant' really means...
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The small golden lights emerged from my hands and mouth, lighting up the space around me. They swirled in the air, pulled by the currents of wind, before reforming and coming together. The lights returned to me like a million fireflies and swarmed in a tall column over each of my upturned palms.
"What am I?" I said out loud.
In 1968, Xiajao Ying, a young boy from a powerful Shanghai family, is sent to work in the rice paddies in a remote village as part of Mao Zedong's Down to the Countryside movement. While there, he discovers a secret about himself that manifests unexpectedly in front of superstitious peasants, who then begin to regard him as divine.
On the other side of the world, Anatella Weegarden, an NYU student and researcher for the enigmatic Khelidiam Society, has been tasked with flying to the province of Zhejiang and studying Xiajao's extraordinary gift. Anatella, however, has no idea of the atrocities Mao's regime has been carrying out on the Chinese populace and the ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 387 Pages (816 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
For years scientists had warned about the real possibility of a global strike from outer space: a global killer. Mathematicians had calculated that once in approximately every sixty million years the Earth has been hit by a meteorite of such proportions it drastically changes our climate, plunging the world into a decade of nuclear winters.
In a post-apocalyptic world in which the sun has been replaced by near-darkness, the few remaining survivors have been forced underground to protect themselves from the evil predators that roam the surface above. Something else is out there, in the darkness, humanlike, but without a soul. Something that speaks intelligently, plans with cunning meticulousness and, just like its cousin, this new breed likes to hunt. Not the pitiful, scrawny livestock and wild animals that cling to life on the barren surface above.
No, this new breed hunts for something far more rewarding - US!
When David Cordiner marries Tessa he feels his life is starting all over again.
He gets a transfer to a small police station in mid Wales, leaving behind the stresses of inner-London policing, his previous marriage, and the son who doesn't want to see him anymore.
Tessa, an artist, will be able to paint from the cosy little cottage they share in a Welsh village.
But the rural idyll of life in a remote Welsh valley soon turns sour for the Cordiners. For David, life in the local police force is deathly dull after the exhilaration of working for the Met. For Tessa, the hostility of the local community is a daily torment.
Then a young nurse is found dead at a nearby beauty spot, her corpse strewn with wild flowers in some sick and sinister private ceremony.
Caught up in the challenge of a murder investigation, David misses the signs that danger is stalking his wife in their secluded cottage.
Imprisoned by fear and isolation, Tessa's efforts to escape her situation expose her to ...
Suppose your wife leaves work but never arrives home; you call, only to find nobody there has heard of her. If she doesn't work there, where has she been going?
Matthew Gibbons thought he had it all - a house in a leafy Boston suburb, his wife Ruth and a beautiful son. But when one evening, after texting him 'leaving now', she doesn't arrive home, and the staff at her office say they have no Ruth Gibbons working there, he sees his whole life collapse around him.
What could have made Ruth walk away from her home and her family? When Matt tries to piece together his wife's life, he finds he never really knew the woman he married, the woman who apparently died in a car crash three years earlier...
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Born in Havana in the 1940s, Juan and Alberto Ramos grow up in a wealthy family divided by conflict. Their boyhood yearnings and adventures coincide with Cuba's revolutionary upheaval of the late Fifties. With instability escalating on the island, the Ramos family makes a heartrending decision. Juan and Alberto's father chooses to stay in Cuba while the brothers, their nanny, and their mother move to Miami to start new lives. Over the course of their youth, the brothers' frequent encounters and unique connections with Fidel Castro in Cuba and then with John F. Kennedy in America leave the brothers enamored with the larger-than-life images of these two brilliant, yet flawed leaders. Ultimately, Juan and Alberto trust in their bond of brotherly love as the guiding force to fulfilling their hopes and dreams. Spanning over twenty years in the lives of the brothers and covering nearly a half-century of the lives of their extended family, The Ramos Brothers Trust Castro and Kennedy weaves ...
Maui wedding planner Pali Moon gets stuck with lousy chores all the time: refereeing bridesmaid cat fights, sobering up grooms, and battling Botoxed m-o-t-b's over where the stepmother sits at the rehearsal dinner. But this one beats all. In early January she has to tell a Kona-born bride-to-be she's dead. The fine folks at the Vital Records Office insist the birth certificate the bride's using belongs to a dead baby and they won't issue her a marriage license. The wedding can't go on without a license, so Pali goes to Kona to track down the paperwork. Seriously, how hard can it be to locate a certified birth record issued by the State of Hawaii? Turns out, nearly impossible. But worse, people are dying to keep it hidden.
An unremembered past. A deadly power. A destiny she never saw coming...
Nic Rutherford is tired of feigning a normal life. She'd rather embrace her strange ability to track local predators and kill them with a kiss. And when her best friend dies, she demands a secretive werewolf help her cross the veil to bring the dead girl back.
When her shifter partner reveals the truth behind Nic's forgotten history, she pushes further into the treacherous Fae realm. But when she trains with the Wild Hunt warriors, she may be signing a magical contract with deathly consequences...
Will Nic unlock the mystery of her former life, or will sinister forces swallow her soul forever?
The Goodnight Kissis the first darkly violent book in the Unseelie Court urban fantasy series. If you like vigilante justice, relentless heroes, and graphic scenes, then you'll love Gwen Rivers' thrilling and explicit tale.
Buy The Goodnight Kiss and embrace the darkness today!
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 372 Pages (4,243 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
Tender romance, witty humor, spine-chilling suspense.
You'll lose yourself in this book because the characters seem like you could sit down with them over coffee.
Etta and Tom have kissed passionately but don't remember it. They're both starting life over, she as a writer in grad school and he, as a former hockey player, after a career-ending injury. They start out as friends, but soon their relationship blossoms into much more.
Is it possible to start over fresh with baggage from the past? Or will what went before come looking for you when you least expect it? Words from another Henrietta, who re-built her life from tragedy, bring answers that allow Etta to move forward. It may be too little too late.
Henrietta is a coming-of-age romance, the first in a three-book series, set in Marquette, Michigan, and rural Iowa. You'll be amazed at how similar it is to real-world events. If you like engaging romances steamy enough to raise your heart rate, download this gem today.
Someone put her father in his grave. But they didn't bury his secrets...
Alice is the smart and beautiful daughter of a powerful businessman. She lives a charmed life - until her father is killed in a tragic accident.
Then she meets Jamie, a young man from a very different background, who has evidence that her father met a much darker end.
Together they embark upon a search for the truth, delving into the murky background of Alice's family fortune. What they discover leads Alice to question everything about her father - and herself. But it also turns them into targets.
Because whoever put Alice's father in his grave, meant his secrets to die with him. And now they're scrambling to bury them deep. Along with anyone who gets in their way.
Can Alice unearth the truth before it's too late? Or will her judgement be clouded by her increasingly strong attraction to Jamie?
With everyone around her lying, she must pick someone to trust. But get it wrong, and her next move will be ...
Meg is sixty and believes her useful life is over, Sully is thirty and drifts from one lover's bed to the next, and they are both running away when she pulls him out of a freezing river in the dark of night. As they take turns driving south together through hundreds of miles of new territory, their old lives fall away and their hopes for a bright future are born. Where will they end up? Who will they be when they get there? Will they become lifelong friends or simply fellow travelers thrown together a few days by fate?
Genre: Family Life Length: 337 Pages (687 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
A fictional novel, expanded from a true event and incorporating both historic and fictional characters, this story takes you on a wild ride from the United States to Norway to Switzerland and on to Germany. Suspense, action and mystery are all present in this novel of espionage, endurance, bravery and betrayal. By early 1944 Hitler's general staff realized that they had lost the war. Hitler did not. In late 1943 Allied bombers destroyed the Norwegian power station that supplied power for the factory making fissionable material for Hitler's drive to produce an atomic weapon. The remaining material was ordered to be brought to Germany under heavy guard, but a lone German general set into motion a series of events that threatened to alter the outcome of World War II. A troubled OSS agent is sent behind enemy lines to prevent the development of the atomic weapon that could win the war for Germany; but Hitler and the Allies are not the only ones interested. There are secret forces at work ...
Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. And each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives. But not all of them deserve to.
Seycia's father told her this story as a child -- a story of the most holy place in the Underworld, the Forest of Laida, where all souls go to rest before embarking on a new life. But Seycia's father is dead now, and his killer has put a target on her back.
After she is chosen for her village's human sacrifice ritual, Seycia is transported to the Underworld and must join forces with Haben, the demon to whom she was sacrificed. Together, they journey to the forest in the Underworld where all souls grow in a quest to destroy the tree of the man who killed her.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 336 Pages (1,733 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
RISK, a new standalone from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon.
Nolan Black is gorgeous, bold and unapologetic in his desire for me. When I fall into his lap in Las Vegas, our connection is instant.
Once I'm back in Manhattan we can't resist the attraction. The draw is too intense and the desire is addictive.
I want him in ways I promised myself I wouldn't. He needs me in ways he didn't know existed.
The pull is strong enough to erase the doubt and to drown out all the questions. Until the secrets we've buried in our pasts collide in a way no one could have predicted.
Please note - You do not need to read any of my other books to enjoy RISK. This is a complete standalone.
My world ended when I lost my husband, but what I thought was the end could be the beginning of something else if I can finally let go.
Caring for my three children has been my only priority in the aftermath of losing the man I've loved since I was seventeen years old.
Forced to move forward, I enrolled in college, made a friend who had been there, and done that. I also hired a sexy younger man to tutor me in math, who also taught me how to have fun again. And I met a man who wanted to love me whether I wanted him to or not.
Will the lessons I learned in the first year of college give me the strength to live again? Or will my inability to let go keep me from having a second chance at love?
Follow along as Anna lets go and opens her heart to a second chance at love.
Genre: Family Life Length: 304 Pages (1,743 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
She's an ordinary girl in an extraordinary situation.
Andrea left her comfortable home and her family to take a job building a pipeline with her estranged grandpa, Buck. She's always been curious about his job, and why her mother dislikes him so much. She doesn't expect, however, to uncover buried family secrets, for the job to be so difficult, or to be the only women on site.
Rooster isn't a bad guy. He respects women; he was raised by one of the best. But that new girl on the job is too small and feminine. She's a distraction, plain and simple, and she doesn't belong on a pipeline. This job is his chance to impress Buck Brennan, a pipeline legend, and no girly greenhorn or workplace romance is going to ruin it for him.
Will Andrea prove herself to her grandfather and forge a relationship with the old man, or will continuous disagreements and unexpected sexual tension between Andrea and Rooster derail their hard work? Find out in this extraordinary coming of age story.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 360 Pages (3,311 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
Real adventures are rare. For seventeen-year-old Sonia Rae, it was something she always hoped to find. She just never realized how far she would have to travel to find one -- or that Eve, her best friend, would become lost as a result.
After landing in a whole new world, her encounter with the mysterious Bythane sends her on a journey to find the Makri Distani. Fortunately she is not alone, but she must work together with a band of strangers through three challenges if she hopes to ever find her way back home.
Despite finding answers to the universe, Sonia's biggest discovery is what she discovers within herself, forcing her to question whether she wants to return home at all. For real love is an adventure that takes us by surprise.
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales Length: 444 Pages (2,123 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
The Congo is in the grip of another Ebola outbreak, but this time things are different. Something even more destructive is afoot. Ebola has evolved. Veteran Tom Railsback thought he had turned a new leaf when he left the service. But now, in the middle of the international Ebola response, he must once again fight. Fight to save his family from the onslaught of the mutation that is laying waste to East Africa. Fight to bring the truth to light. Fight to stay alive in a race against time and escape from what could soon be a DEAD HEMISPHERE.
From the deep forests of the Congo, the lakes of Uganda, the barren grasslands of South Sudan and beyond, let author RB Landeck take you on a rollercoaster ride of survival against an enemy that is not only threatening to devour the region, but if unstopped, humankind altogether. DEAD HEMISPHERE, an African zombie novel unlike any other!
They searched the galaxy for their prey, what they found would turn out to be their worst nightmare which could lead to the fall of their Empire and the end of everything they've ever known. Alex found himself in their clutches, forcing him to chose between leading his people or letting them die. along the way he would discover the truth about old legends and bond with new friends as they travel the stars bringing the fight to their new found enemy with new amazing powers and powerful warships.
R.B. Landeck returns with the second part of his DEAD HEMISPHERE series and another chapter in its harrowing story of survival, failure, triumph, and redemption, and the very fabric of humanity in the face of certain annihilation.
From the concrete jungle of Nairobi to the beaches of Mombasa and the deep blue expanse of the Indian Ocean, pursued by the dead and an alliance of the powerful, hell-bent on keeping their secret from slipping away, rejoin Tom Railsback and his band of survivors in their struggle to outrun the mutation that is eating its way through the continent. Will he and his family make it out of Africa before it is too late? Allegiances will be tested, bonds made and broken, and endurance tested to its very limits against the tide of death and destruction, and KERES RISING from the very gates of hell itself.
A LADY AND GENTLEMAN IN BLACK named the Finalist in the BookLife Prize Mystery/Thriller category 2018
"This is a fascinating and intriguing twist on the crime genre. Modern-day murder is blended with historical detail and the rich cultural background of Rembrandt's work. The prose is engaging, the narrative voice is strong, and the plot is compelling." -- Adam Croft
From The Booklife Prize:
Jameson delivers a sophisticated mystery that includes a titillating breadcrumb trail of clues and doesn't refrain from horrific crime scene descriptions. There is no "downtime" for Ann Yang and her steadfast team -- or for a bloodthirsty and creatively deranged murderer. Past lives and a very creepy ancestral histories are presented through a series of illuminating flashbacks and journal entries that inventively serve to reveal the facts of the case.
Alluring detail and morbidly hilarious moments fill this voice-driven mystery; Jameson's writing is sharp, witty, and evocative, while the ...
Princess Jasmine of Wynster has great reason to rejoice, for true love has prevailed. She is happily married to the clergyman her family had once rejected, the Royal Family has blessed the match, and she has just learned that she is expecting.
Jasmine's joy is shattered by remnants of her past. The arrogant Marsden Prince is now the King. He demands a chance to win Jasmine's hand once more. When the he learns that she has already married, he declares war on Wynster in order to claim Jasmine as his bride.
The tiny kingdom is outmatched. Marsden troops soon surround the castle, demanding Jasmine's immediate surrender. The Wynster King does not give ground, vowing to protect her at all costs. Jasmine knows that her kingdom will fall and all her loved ones will perish if Wynster does not give ground. She sees a dangerous path that may lead to peace. Leaving the castle walls to approach the enemy may prove suicidal, or it may change everything.
NO GREATER LOVE follows the Wynster Royal ...
I'm about to jump into the canal and pull her to safety when I stop at the edge of the towpath.
What if I do nothing... ?
The must-read psychological thriller for 2019.
If you're having an affair and you don't want to get caught, you must read this book.
The Adulterer's Handbook is the story of a happily married man, desperately trying to prevent his wife from finding out about his affair. For months he is successful, but then things take a dark turn...
A love story, a betrayal, an accident, a murder? You decide.
Lee Bolton has it all: a wonderful wife who he adores and two lovely children. But something is missing from his marriage.
Sophia Miller, the office temptress, offers to fill the gap and they begin a carefully regulated and orchestrated affair.
Lee, delighted with his new and improved sex life, walks a tightrope of near discovery; forever trying to keep his secret safe.
But Sophia wants more. She wants it all.
Sophia starts to break the rules, and she puts Lee's ...
"A life is something that starts and ends, and I'm without either now. I just exist."
Alixia Cavelier had a normal southern upbringing with adoring parents, friends and a beautiful country home outside of Baton Rouge. But, that all changed after her father's death. Lies and deception from her mother, Lucida, altered her idyllic existence, propelling her into a life with no end and no choices. Author Noreen Harrison weaves a tale of hidden societies, family bonds, broken promises, immortality, and ultimately revenge, all set against the intriguing backdrop of New Orleans. The trilogy includes Ambrosine- The Legacy- Path of Descent
Genre: Fantasy Length: 446 Pages (821 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
"Wow, I loved this book! Great time and place and I know the West. Great history. Fast paced and fun. It has everything a reader could want. A bold, tough, deadly outlaw and a woman strong enough to tame him. A real page turner. Best Western Romance I've read in years." Kat Martin, New York Times Best-selling Author with over 13 million books in print
THE OUTLAW'S BRIDE (Former title The Falcon"s Prize)
Texas Hill Country, 1869
A man they call The Falcon isn't the law and he isn't an outlaw. He's somewhere in between. Possessing an instinct for self-preservation and a knack for administering justice, Chandler rights wrongs when others have given up. He's been sidetracked by a bloody civil war and a woman who brutally betrayed him, but now he's finally closing in on his ultimate prey--his father--a vile man he's been trying to locate for years. The trail has led Chandler to the small town of Castell, nestled in Texas Hill Country, bordered by Comanche territory. Unfortunately, a ...
Cog in the Machine. After twelve years in prison, Dom Carver, is released into a changed world with changed rules. Older, but not necessarily wiser, his restless spirit cannot be contained for long and his prior reputation gains interest, tempting him to cross the same lines that cost him his freedom.
The Tall Man - the ruthless head of an organised crime syndicate wishing to exploit Carver's skills to meet his own ends.
The Boss - a vicious thug, trying to climb to the top of the criminal pile and wanting to use The Tall Man's business as a launch pad.
In a high stakes game where losing is not an option, Dom Carver is caught between two rival gangs and must tread unfamiliar territory to save himself and those most dear to him... and to escape from being just another Cog in the Machine.
"A brisk, complex thriller... The Italian Job meets The Fast and The Furious, on cocaine." Tony J Fyler, Editor-in-chief, at Jefferson Franklin Editing.
A ruthless criminal is picking off the inhabitants of a Yorkshire town. As the methods increase in cruelty, the pressure on the police mounts.
A police constable ventures out in the middle of the night after a report about suspicious activity at a hardware store in a small town.
The light is on, but no one seems to be around. Just a ringing phone that will start a manhunt.
When DI Gardener turns up to investigate further, he discovers a man in some difficulty. The kind of difficulties you experience when you've been screwed, crucifixion-style, to a wall.
With the unfortunate victim - the nephew of the hardware shop's owner - beyond help, the town is put under lock down. And every possible suspect, including the uncle, brought in.
This is not an isolated incident, and the killer has more in store. The detectives are soon led to another situation where a woman is perilously close to death. So close that it's a matter of millimetres.
Getting further in the case will require careful ...
When Penn Gwinn is hired by his former intelligence agency operations commander to find his daughter, who's gone missing on her honeymoon in Belize, he wasn't a link to another case he's investigating: the mysterious murder of a friend, and fellow private investigator. Nor was he expecting to run into the CIA, DIA, DEA, and USCG, all of whom are involved in a Caribbean-based arms-for-Contras smuggling ring with ties to one of the most notorious porn operations in San Francisco.
In the summer of 1868, as Native American peoples face up to the inexorable push of new settlers crossing their lands, the medicine man, White Bull, creates a piece of magic which delivers a potential savior in the shape of a demonic war bonnet.
Now in possession of the war bonnet, the gifted, charismatic Cheyenne warrior, known as Roman Nose, starts to wreak havoc against his enemies as he first destroys a whole regiment of buffalo soldiers in a single encounter.
Desperate to recover the situation, General Sheridan sends the trusted Major 'Sandy' Forsyth and fifty gunfighters on a mission to deal with the consummate warrior. Their remit is simple. Kill or arrest him, or don't bother coming back.
But in the background to all of this, the scheming General Custer plans his own capture of the magical war bonnet, determined to see a boost to his political ambitions.
Violent and turbulent, a page-turning roller-coaster of blood-soaked adrenaline, following the gruesome trail of the war ...
All the ingredients of classic chick lit, told from the perspective of the Gay Best Friend.
There's a fine line between being quirky and being downright weird, and Lou had unknowingly crossed it years ago...
Twenty-nine-year-old Lou Lawrence has been coasting through life. He resides at the family home in the small town of Crockham for £40 a week and changes jobs whenever the going gets tough. But the one thing that doesn't come easily to Lou is his relationships with men.
Lou believes that all his problems will disappear when he meets the right guy. What isn't helping is the fact that Lou has a habit of chasing after straight men. That hazardous trend is set to continue when Lou, swayed by events at younger brother Roy's wedding, takes on the role of delivering the Christmas mail. Lou falls for his beefy-legged colleague Dean... then befriends his fiancée.
With Dean's wedding fast approaching, should Lou listen to his 'feminine brain' and carry on chasing after Dean in the ...
Will Karl find his real home before he's captured and killed?
Karl is okay floating through life. He does nothing well and a lot badly and hasn't found his place, but it's fine, because he lives in Flowforn where nobody has to do anything, so most beings choose to drink.
Sadly, things change when a bizarre tyrant, Arazod, invades Flowforn and Karl finds something else he's bad at - heroism. He's imprisoned and sentenced to death, but his friend, Princess Sabrinia, frees him.
When on the run from the only place he's ever called home, he learns he isn't who he thinks he is and that there is a portal to his real home. He needs to find the portal before Arazod finds him and kills him. So his adventure begins - an adventure that Karl doesn't want to have, and one that will change his life, forever.
International Emmy nominated writer, Mark Boutros, brings you a warm, humorous and sometimes dark fantasy about friendship; featuring magic, monsters, morons and more.
PRAISE FOR HEROES OF ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 332 Pages (4,610 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
Ailene Burke had dedicated her life to creating beauty on this barrier island. With an Irish temper and an indomitable spirit, she had raised five boys alone before she had followed her artistic passion. Here by the tranquil lapping water, she had founded her art school and her "Sanctuary Garden," a place of creativity. This was the serenity that she had craved. That is, until a young woman's body is found tied to a metal sculpture in her cherished haven. Posed like a work of art, the victim is an adaptation of the crucifixion. Shocked to learn that her intern, Malcolm Gallo, is their prime suspect, Ailene sets out to exonerate him much to the disapproval of the police and her overprotective son, Michael. Undeterred, she looks into the victim's life, leading her to a local dive bar where she meets Amos McCoy, a fisherman who finds Ailene more interesting than the crime she's investigating. When another body is found on display, Ailene realizes that the killer may be fixated on her. ...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Length: 305 Pages (689 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
Some darkness exists that not even the sun can illuminate.
In a future deeply divided between two magical sects, seventeen-year-old Lilah Crowne prepares for what ought to be a surefire win in the annual competition for warriors -- until an unexpected encounter sends her world reeling. Narrowly escaping death, Lilah must find a power strong enough to stop Alessandra Hilt, a revolutionary feared for her prowess. In order to defeat Alessandra, though, Lilah must hone her growing abilities and learn to control them. But when she discovers the unsettling truth behind the woman's hunt, Lilah embarks down a spiraling and alluring path of darkness. Will Lilah not only lose herself but everything she holds dear or will her new and unlikely allies keep her on the right path?
Premonition, the first book of The Anima Trilogy, is a coming of age tale with enough dagger-filled adventure, betrayal, and magical trickery to keep your pulse racing beyond the turning of the last page. For teen or ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 324 Pages (2,985 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
The grit, beauty, and romance of 15th century Scotland come alive in A DARK HIGHLAND MAGIC.
Kat Martin, New York Times best-selling author, says Kelly Jameson's Highland romance series is "filled with passion, intrigue, vengeance, and all-consuming love."
"Jameson's strength lies in her world-building... she demonstrates a solid knowledge of Highlands history and lore." BookLife Prize/Publishers Weekly
As a lad, Conall Maclean promised his father he'd always look for the magic, even in the dark times ahead for the Highlands. As a man and battle-hardened warrior, Conall is reminded of his boyhood promise when he discovers the prisoner in his dungeons, a small lad with fierce courage who tried to kill him on the battlefield, is no lad at all but a fiery-haired lass with the bluest eyes he's ever seen.
Kat MacDonald, skilled with a sword, had disguised herself and wounded the legendary Conall Maclean in battle before being captured. When it's discovered she's a lass, her captor ...
A novel about sunshine, sex, vodka shots, Gulf Streams and Singapore Slings... and the odd transvestite!
Cleverly combining into novel form the lifestyle and excesses of 'Entourage' with the curiosity, wit and hilarity of 'Lost in Translation.' 'SIN,' is the first in a series of literary fiction that draws on the experiences of a music television industry insider to illustrate both the heady excesses of expatriate lifestyle in Asia and the difficulty of finding love in the fast track world of show biz.
About the Author.
Mark Keys is an international media executive with over twenty years experience working directly for global broadcasters such as Sony Pictures - Columbia Tri -Star, VNU Media, Billboard Magazine, Much Music, Carlton International Television, ITV, The Tube Music Network and World Wrestling Entertainment.
The amaranthine apologue is Keyontaye William's debut collection of poetry. Divided into three chapters, it's reflective of the abstraction of love and the continuity of human intellect.
Rabbit Hole of Choice and Chance
if i say nothing then it's because of pride
if i say anything then it's full of lies
if i don't try enough then i've lost us
and even when i do try you're still cuffed to the very same lust that had once attracted you to me
you weren't here for lo
Is any secret worth keeping? For 16 years, Claire Robbins thought so... to protect her son, William, from the mistakes of her past. Can a tide that once cut provide healing in the present?
Life couldn't be any better for Lance and Sarah Snyder. Married for two years and building a new beach house, Sarah is pregnant and blissfully content. All is perfect in Marlin Beach, Maryland for the happy couple.
That was until Sarah hears a knock on the door of The Dancing Seahorse from a "teenage stranger" that she has never seen before - with his steel-blue eyes and wavy brown hair - the mirror image of her deceased twin brother, Dex, who has died in a dangerous riptide accident many years before.
After the tragic miscarriage of Sarah's baby, the search for the mystery visitor begins by Mike Miller - Sarah's father and business partner - after he hires a private investigator who finally discovers his whereabouts.
A well-guarded secret from the past is revealed, after locating the ...
When meditative practice meets simulated reality, profound mental powers are unlocked, but grave dangers are unleashed.Evan wakes up to find that he has amnesia. He's held in a building in the middle of a jungle with twelve other people. A doctor runs the facility, and after struggling to calm his patients of their panic, he explains that he will cure their amnesia with a battery of exercises involving virtual reality simulations. Everything is odd to Evan from the start, and when things begin to go very wrong, it becomes abundantly clear that what the patients thought they knew was not at all what it seemed. Yet Evan believes in the mad scientist that seems to be really posing as a doctor, that something very profound is happening.Dive into the world of Enstasy.The Enstasy series of novels:1: Asylum2: Academy3: Atonement4: Apocalypse5: AscensionIn the rest of the series after the events in the asylum, Evan attends the Academy of Enstasy, where he begins to make sense of what happened ...
Four thousand people at sea with a killer --
What would you do?
If you love action packed thrillers, you'll love "Crimes in Our Wake," the sequel to "Cold Case Club."
A honeymoon couple, Fiona and Joseph Fitzgerald, cruise to Hawaii and risk their lives confronting a remorseless killer from a Mexican drug cartel.
His deadly spree begins in Long Beach, CA. The culprit follows two witnesses onto the ship where he wreaks havoc among 4000 passengers and crew. He attacks them with poison, knives, and his bare hands.
The ship's officers need help finding the killer before the next victim is attacked. Fiona faces the murderer while collecting fingerprints in his cabin. Joseph plays a decoy to attract the murderer and fights to survive the killer's blade.
A heart-pounding chase climaxes with gunfire in the ship's Medical Center.
Will Fiona and Joseph survive? Read "Crimes in Our Wake" to find out.
Frank Xavier; ex-boxer, ex-stuntman, ex-con... current unemployed, Detroit loser. After a chance meeting with a group of thugs leaves Frank dead on an operating table for a full three minutes, he awakens with the ability to see otherworldly things. The bizarre visions only seem to bring more of the same bad luck and trouble Frank has always known. Salvation comes in the form of Raina Whatley, a foul-mouthed mortician who offers to help Frank understand and control his new abilities in exchange for his protection as a bodyguard. What does a mortician need protection from? Nothing. Raina needs a safeguard for the other, darker part of her life.
Frank is soon dragged into a Detroit underworld he never knew existed. An underworld run by ancient bloodlines of magic-users, which operate like the mafia families of old New York. Raina is the last of Whatley House, a family that once held considerable influence in the Great Lakes region. As the family's lone heir, she now has a large target ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 428 Pages (1,003 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
SILKEN LIES is a sprawling novel that spans over two decades in the life of Isabelle MacKinnon, a photographer for a Manhattan magazine. After moving to Newport, Rhode Island in 'eighty-six, Isabelle renovates a small cottage near the rocky coast with the aid of Cam Rivers, a designer and businessman who has been her close friend since graduate school, and she throws herself into a life of travel and artistic endeavors as she shoots her black and white photo essays for the magazine. Her life takes a series of unexpected twists and turns when she is assigned to photograph the reclusive multi-millionaire, Julian Theroux, the subject of her magazine's next issue, at his Manhattan penthouse and island retreat. Despite her friend's misgivings, she takes on the assignment with her usual enthusiasm, but finds that she could never have anticipated the confusing and life-changing events that would follow.
Genesis may be the best at retro video games, but to be the champion of her realm in Virtual Gamedom, she's going to have to leave her comfort zone.
To call high school junior Genesis Strange an introvert is the understatement to end all understatements. Her middle name should be "Socially Awkward." When she's in the retro 8-Bit Arcade inside Virtual Gamedom, a huge virtual reality world, watch out; she owns the leaderboards.
She's happy enough with this almost-anonymous virtual life, but things have a tendency to change. First there's the huge contest inside VG that focuses on the 8-bitters and other classics, but which will shine a spotlight on her. Then there are the people who want to be her friend, not just virtually, but in dreaded real-life, too. And if all of that wasn't enough to get her head spinning, her major crush might actually have feelings for her. Yeah, all of this might be a bit too much to handle, especially when the gamer jerks start pouring on the H8.
NOMINATED FOR THE ERIC HOFFER AWARD AND THE FIRST HORIZON AWARD.
The epic tale of a young man who falls in love with every woman he meets and the consequences of a constantly breaking heart. Barthalamew Buckett provides for a unique story, told in a Dickensian era and style, complete with a dark and subtle humor and a quieted but emotional twist in the final act.
This is a perception vs reality piece of historical fiction that pushes romance to a curious and trying limit as a lost boy desperately tries to connect with the world before him. If ever a man hoped for love, it was he. If ever a man tried for love, it was he. If ever a man failed at love it was, without any doubt and in every conceivable way, he above all.
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The outbreak devastated entire nations; what little hope would be found here?
It has been weeks since the First Wave broke, and a woefully unprepared mankind has steadily lost ground to the tide of infected. Overwhelmed by the sheer number and ferocity of the afflicted, the official response has abandoned its inland posts and collapsed back to the last line of defensible terrain.
Cut off from rescue and resupply, a desperate pocket of survivors cling to the notion of humanity while faced with a grim decision -- is it worth it to be the last survivors of the human race, if you lose your humanity in the process?
Thoughtful and tense, The Decline is a gripping, atmospheric exploration of loss, isolation and the bleak realities of survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Return to the land of Kinowenn in Book 3 of this imaginative series. Join Lucy, Justin, Taran, and Gavin as they travel through the mists, facing damp misery, flesh-eating insects, and nightmare creatures to uncover the source of malice bent on the destruction of the free lands of Kinowenn. Joss struggles to find his place as King of Lerramorre and works with Maya to keep his lands from collapsing from within. On the way, they challenge long-held standards by opening up new roles for women. Meanwhile, Lucy faces difficult decisions as she grows into her magical powers. Can Lucy help her friends unite diverse kingdoms to fight a common foe? Or will they face the enemy alone?
Genre: Fantasy Length: 320 Pages (1,610 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
Aletheia is a melancholy goth living in New Orleans. Her dark moods have been her constant companion for as long as she can remember, but never more so than when her good friend and fellow tarot reader is murdered by the serial killer ravaging Jackson Square. The third in a string of murders, the supernatural killer creates gruesome tableaus, carving astrological symbols into the victims' chests and leaving tarot cards in their hands. In the wake of her friend's murder comes Martin, the unconventional detective with Santeria tattoos on his arms; Lilly, an eccentric and detached tarot reader with a propensity for saying unusual and vaguely prophetic things, and Edgar, the emotionally needy drug dealer that's infatuated with Aletheia. Employing occult knowledge, intuition and tarot cards, they each try to solve the murders as the killings pile up amidst a complex web of social relationships.
The year is 1640, and Louis XIII is on the French throne. However, as far as you're concerned, this is all pretty meaningless. After all, as a teenage orphan living in a monastery school in Reims, all you have to worry about is dodging the unpleasant advances of a few unsavoury monks and looking forward to a life of penniless and celibate servitude in a religious order.
After a childhood and adolescence plagued by a constant longing to know who he really is, orphan Pierre has not the slightest idea that his questions are about to be answered. But you know what they say - be careful what you wish for...
Suddenly finding out who you are can bring with it not only happiness and fortune, but danger, friendship and the sort of swift education that the monastery could never have provided! The discovery of who Pierre really is affects not only Pierre and his friends, but has ramifications for the French nobility, the English crown, and most dangerous of all, the machinations of Cardinal ...
Sergeant Wade McKinnon knows who killed Samantha the moment he arrives at her crime scene. Problem is, he watched her killer die a year ago.
A year after serial killer Michael Rhodes is executed and allowed to donate part of his brain as an organ transplant, Wade gets called to a murder scene that shares uncanny similarities to those of the late Michael Rhodes. Other similar killings happen around Seattle, and Wade seems to be the only person still alive who knows enough about Michael Rhodes's murders to be able to replicate them. When evidence found at one of the crime scenes points to Wade as the killer, he races to find the real culprit before it's too late to clear his own name.
Elle is overjoyed when her husband, Brian, receives a lifesaving organ transplant. Their lives seem to return to normal, but Elle notices a disturbing change in Brian's behavior. When Elle learns that her husband's organ donor was Michael Rhodes, she fears that Brian now has the mind of a serial ...
Genre: Medical Length: 306 Pages (2,778 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
Jamie Breyer hasn't worked since the day he scattered all the law books from his shelves and replaced them with the literature he once loved. The firm which leases him the little office is afraid to kick him out, or so Jamie thinks. So he shows up from time to time, ignoring the glare from the receptionist. But today she's gone too far. There's a client, an old man she must have let in, sitting in the chair in front of Jamie's desk, holding a plain manila folder, with an all too familiar vacant look in his eyes.
Britain in the fifth century was a land torn by war, while Melchior was a man torn by choice. His son is accused of murder, his daughter is forced to marry a brutal king, and his sister is driving him mad, but a prophetic vision saves him from despair.
A father will endure great trials to keep his children safe.