Look Beyond Your Eyes is a coming of age story about Sasha Wallace, who is a seemingly confident and self-assured young lady. Sasha is used to being appreciated and sought after for her appearance. Whatever Sasha wants, Sasha gets. Except for the love and acceptance of a good man who sees her for who she truly is, and not just a beautiful arm piece. Sasha learns that being a Wallace isn't enough to provide her with everything she needs to be happy. Each failed relationship takes it's toll on her and the personal pride she takes in being Sasha "Sassy" Wallace. When Sasha meets a very handsome and intelligent man who isn't impressed or moved by her physical attributes; Sasha learns how to become comfortable in her own skin while still trying to get her man. Meanwhile Sasha has to learn to understand her father whose unhealthy relationship with her mother continues to affect their relationship. Will Sasha find love? Will she ever be appreciated beyond what the simple eye beholds?
Genre: African American Length: 555 Pages (2,721 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
People are like Trees: When they fall down, the other trees won't help them up. Talking to a tree is a sure sign you're crazy. But every once in awhile, you can't help but stop and admire the beauty of a tree you've never seen before.
After twenty-two years of the trees not talking back, Sasha has learned to stop trying to talk to trees. Now if only she could stop tripping over their roots on her way, she might learn to stop hoping they'll help her back up.
A man tempted by desire...
Will Patton is desperate to leave the small town of Lost Coast Harbor and rebuild his struggling legal career. To do that, he's going to expose the dirty police chief -- but he never expected to be so drawn to the man's irresistible daughter.
A woman afraid to trust...
Erin Grady will do anything to bring a mental health clinic to Lost Coast Harbor, even if it means accepting money from the local police chief -- the father who abandoned her. She's willing to overlook where the money came from, until a determined and very sexy prosecutor literally crashes into her life...
A town full of corruption...
The darkness in Lost Coast Harbor runs deep and wide -- and exposing the truth will require Erin and Will to reveal their hearts... no matter the risk.
The Lost Coast Harbor series
Kiss of a Stranger (Lost Coast Harbor, Book 1)
A Kiss in the Shadows (Lost Coast Harbor, Book 2)
Kissed by a Devil (Lost Coast Harbor, Book 3)
The Devil's Gamble (Lost Coast ...
The latest cloak-and-dagger adventure with Commander Shaw as he takes an unofficial visit behind the Iron Curtain.
When British agent Esmonde Shaw learns that a group of Russian extremists are planning a coup d'état against the Russian government, the connection to British interests seems tenuous at best. But it is not only the Kremlin that is under threat -- the terrorists, Shaw learns, are also planning to launch an attack against Britain. They will strike while the Foreign Ministers' Conference is in session -- and the attack will be made to look like an accident.
With less than two weeks to go before the Conference, Shaw will have to travel undercover to the Soviet Union on what will be his most dangerous mission yet. But it soon turns out that much more is at stake with the discovery of a plot to set off a deadly nuclear under-water earthquake -- an earthquake that will obliterate England. Will Commander Shaw be able to thwart the deadly plan before it is too late?
The Man ...
When Natanya Bennett paints a copy of an Old Master as a lark, but her boyfriend Philippe switches it for the original, they become enmeshed into the underground art world. Together with Warren Panetiere', the Director of the National Gallery, they begin to uncover the elaborate clues nestled within the paintings by the French Resistance.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 306 Pages (3,251 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
A husband waits until his wife and children are in bed, before inviting a dangerous man into their home...
A girl keeps hold of her mother's necklace, as bloodied hands try to tear it from her grasp...
A gun jams, even as its intended victim begs the universe to let her die...
Perfect Little Monsters and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Amy Cross. Some of the stories take place in seemingly ordinary towns, whose inhabitants soon discover something truly shocking lurking beneath the veneer of peace and calm. Others show glimpses of vast, barbaric worlds where deadly forces gather to toy with humanity. All the stories in this collection peel back the face of a nightmare, revealing the horror that awaits. And in every one of the stories, some kind of monster lurks...
Perfect Little Monsters and Other Stories contains the new stories Perfect Little Monsters, I Hate You, Meat, Fifty Fifty and Stay Up Late, as well as a revised version of the previously-released story ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 496 Pages (957 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
"Were have all the little angels gone," will keep you on the edge of your seat, all the way through.
One Washington state detective life, will forever be changed when he is assigned to a new serial killers case, that recently has popped up in the Northwest. This case involves young teenage girls in the area who are beginning to disappear, and months later, then sadly end up showing up murdered, in several different locations throughout rural parts of Snohomish County. Their bodies when found, are posed, and mutilated, as well as sexually assaulted. This young detective quickly discovers that the killer is quite cunning, highly intelligent, and always seems to be able to stay somehow, one-step ahead of him. Leaving very few useful clues behind at the crime scenes, to be able to track this serial killer down. Mentally this case seems to be taking quite a mental, as well as physical toll on this detective, and his family. As the pressure continues to mount on him, to be able to catch ...
This is a humorous story about the zombie invasion of Las Vegas.
Many things are lost in Las Vegas: innocence, paychecks, Little Scotty's college fund. But the worst of all... is humanity. Once a man's been bitten by lady luck, the hunger becomes infectious, and before he knows it he'll chew the arm off the guy sitting next to him just to win a hand of poker. Especially if he's a zombie.
Las Vegas has been overrun by flesh-eating, undead monsters that are now flooding the Strip and obliterating everything in their wake -- cars, tourists, and even casinos. First on their path of destruction: the Olympus, Las Vegas's premiere hotel and casino, which is currently housing a human buffet-line that's been trapped inside by a poorly thought-out, self-locking alarm.
Amid the chaos of hungry zombies are a handful of survivors not yet food for the slow (but persistent) tourists-turned-undead: a guitar-wielding Elvis impersonator and his nostril-mining son, a feminist stripper, and an ...
On the mean streets of a sweltering Cambodian slum, a penniless mother of five makes a horrifying and fateful decision. In a desperate bid to save her family from foreclosure and homelessness, she agrees to sell her fifteen-year-old daughter to human traffickers. A mob enforcer has been dispatched from Bangkok to bring the innocent young girl to her new masters, who are anxious to resell her into a life of prostitution and sexual subjugation.
And on the high seas, a lunatic sea captain commands a fishing vessel manned by a ragtag crew of modern day slaves. The captain is beholden to his owners, and he will do anything to achieve his ends. Delivering the young girl to a buyer in Malaysia is a golden opportunity to turn a quick profit.
The captain, the girl, and the gangster will find their fates entwined on the watery expanse of the Andaman Sea, where outcomes are unsure and the stakes couldn't possibly be higher. One thing is certain: not everyone who embarks on their dark journey ...
This book contains the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication.
- Poor Folk
- The Double
- Netochka Nezvanova
- The Village of Stepanchikovo
- Uncle's Dream
- The Insulted and the Injured
- The House of the Dead
- Notes from Underground
- Crime and Punishment
- The Gambler
- The Idiot
- The Eternal Husband
- The Adolescent
- The Brothers Karamazov
Genre: Romance Length: 3,180 Pages (7,354 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
This hot romance collection has novels of healing and redemption. Whether about the loss of a great love or making up for lost time, each passionate story in this massive collection will leave you feeling fulfilled.
Jaxon Hart must fight a "Tempting Taboo" after running from it for fifteen years. The pro NFL star fled from home at eighteen due to a terrible personal secret, leaving behind his step-sister Emily. However, the relentless Emily finally manages tracks him down and demands answers. Jaxon is forced to confess is secret, but to his surprise, Emily is far more forgiving and accepting than he anticipated.
"Finding Love", werewolf Grigory Volkov is forced to break away from his pack after a terrible decision. He's afraid he might lose his connection with them, but he's too stubborn and embarrassed to return. As he struggles with his decision and the heartbreak of rejection, he stumbles across BiBi Martin, who has her own heartbreak to recover from.
Finally, in "Taming the ...
Because of his face, Rick Davidson has spent most of his life behind a camera as a news photographer. Having lost his girlfriend in a tragic accident, his life is further turned upside down when unable to accept her death, he suffers from a rare form of amnesia. Besides having a physical gift he must keep secret, he learns his sister has secrets of her own. When Rick finds a disk containing information about a plot to infect the nation's drinking water with a deadly smart virus, he and others are in danger by men who are willing to kill to get it back.
In the small town of Lost Oaks, a killer has arrived on four paws.
Martin Foster is a lonely child. He is bullied at school and by his stepfather at home. After the death of his real father, Lincoln, a stray cat appears on Martin's porch. Naming him Lynx; the cat becomes Martin's best friend, and a nightmare to those who have done Martin wrong.
Larkin Mullaney has written plenty of obituaries for the small-town newspaper where he works. But never before has he been assigned an obit like this one -- about the beloved local nun who died in a mysterious car wreck earlier this week.
There are just a few nagging questions.
Was it Larkin who was driving on the same stretch of dark highway when the church van swerved and careened off a precipice? Who were Larkin and his drinking companion David Diaz following on that night anyway? And why does Larkin feel like he's stumbled onto a secret message, intended for him, hidden in the weirdly unorthodox teachings of the late Sister Helen Kennedy?
Larkin needs to figure out exactly what happened before the police do. Maybe he can find some answers in the visitations that he has begun receiving from an otherworldly figure that calls itself The Moon Over Winston, Pennsylvania.
From award-winning author Geoff Camphire comes this poignant, thought-provoking tale of fear, guilt, betrayal ...
Shakespeare's Witches tell Banquo, "Thou Shalt 'Get Kings Though Thou Be None". Though Banquo is murdered, his son Fleance gets away. What happened to Fleance? What Kings?
The road to kingship had a most inauspicious beginning, and we follow Fleance into exile and death, passing the Witches' prophecy to his son Walter. Born on the wrong side of the blanket and raised in disgrace, Walter was caught inside of a destiny he barely understood. In an effort to untangle Banquo's murder and honor his lineage, Walter moved through events that shaped the course of England and Scotland. His relationships with the great men of his time drove his destiny: Harold Godwineson, Alain of Brittany and finally Malcolm III. After a long and treacherous journey through Wales, England, and France, Walter fulfilled the witches' prophecy as the first Steward of Scotland and ancestor of James I -- for whom Shakespeare wrote Macbeth.
The town of Wimber is full of stories, and three young women are out to discover their own.
Clean, Christian fiction with a hint of romance.
Includes all three books in the Miss Main Street series:
Every small town has its secrets. Darcy's have been locked up inside her since that last summer when she left Wimber, Texas, and the boy she loved, for a glitzy life in Los Angeles.
Seven years later, her gran's passed away. Darcy's been named as the sole owner of the Tangled in Time antique store. Darcy can't wait to get back to the place where she's always felt she belonged. But owning a business isn't as easy as it seems. And sometimes the past is better left alone.
But Darcy is determined to push forward, despite the obstacles that cross her path. And maybe even have another chance for love with the man who stayed behind.
Lila's Flower shop and wedding business keep her plenty busy. Add in a handsome firefighter and crazy hits the fan. ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 442 Pages (1,871 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
This is a screenplay adapted from a novel I wrote.
The Twelfth of Never is about Gideon LaMont's struggle to control the demons hiding beneath the surface of his subconscious. The only thing he had to ease the pain was a picture of a woman he knew not how he came to having it or if she was real person, but it was the only thing he had to hang onto when the demons surfaced and the memories of a war long forgotten came back with a vengeance.
That all changed the day John Hamilton contacted the agency and wanted to turn over evidence of an attempt on the presidents' life. The floodgates of suppressed memories come hurtling back along with the knowledge that the woman in the picture he carried was real.
THE TWELFTH OF NEVER is a fast-paced, thriller with more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride as it rockets you towards a surprising climax. It is the story of a man suppressing atrocities of war until his survival depends on his coming to terms with what happened to him years ...
Mankind nears self-destruction and Lucifer ignites the domino effect, but three invincible humans might stop him if they just get over themselves. Violent, transgressive, and absurd at times, Demise of the Trinity gives us an apocalypse narrative unlike any before.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 350 Pages (3,097 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
A Road Trip Romance...
From USA Today Bestselling author Melissa Belle comes a sexy, cross-country romance in the Boston Boys series.
She trusts him with her body... but can she trust him with her heart?
I'm taking a mancation. A vacation without men. The reason? I always pick jerks. My best friend from college may have hit the jackpot and married a billionaire, but my billionaire boyfriend turned out to be a jackass. So... no men for me. And certainly no wealthy ones.
Then I find out who my travel companion is for my week off. Some sort of Adonis volleyball-playing, former Hollywood star.
Scratch that. Smoking hot.
Wealthy and powerful. Check, check.
Willing. Check, check, check.
And definitely all-male.
But he promises we'll just be friends.
Except I want to climb him and ride him and... we're going to be sharing a motel room.
For an entire week.
I'm so screwed.
I decide to take a one week vacation to get back to Boston. So I ...
How can a Fresh Corpse in a Cairo morgue be 3,500 years old?
From the Egypt of The Exodus, to an Egypt falling under an Islamic revolution Sinai is a time-slip thriller for our time.
In 1350 BC the Israelites are driven from Egypt, their journey through the harsh desert of Sinai, their plight and their story to forever be remembered as the Exodus.
In modern day Sinai academic Richard Corrigan discovers a missing German tourist. Suffering from extreme dehydration and talking in an ancient language the tourist recites a prayer to the Egyptian Sun God as he dies.
In revolutionary Cairo, the mysterious Elizabeth St. George takes Corrigan to a city morgue. The corpse he is shown is fresh, yet to his trained eye looks to be 3,500 years old.
In a leafy London street Jihadist terrorists storm Corrigan's flat. It appears he's got too close... but to what?
Praise for Sinai:
"Egyptology and quantum physics married up with historical fiction and all the attributes of a modern spy thriller: ...
Karla 'Jenks' Jenkins is a star basketball player for the New York Angels. Her wife is team doctor Elizabeth 'Beth' Powell. No one knows of their relationship outside of their family and close friends. During a game early in the season, Jenks suffers an injury that could not only end her basketball career, she may never walk properly again. Watch as these two soulmates, who were born within weeks of each other, journey through all sorts of twists and turns. As teenagers they struggle with their feelings for one another, neither wanting to ruin a friendship. As adults, so many things attempt to get in the way of the love they've always had for one another. Can they find their four-point play and live happily ever after?
When the Internet collapses, society responds almost immediately... by having a meltdown.
While civilization is steadily destroying itself, IT cubicle-jockey and cyberspace junkie Brent Porter enlists the help of his grumpy office building security guard, Mickey, to find his missing computer gamer girlfriend, Molly. The trouble is, Molly's fallen down her laundry basket and into a lewd and confusing world of nonsense, in a retelling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a twist: the heroine is dumped into the deepest, darkest bowels of the Internet.
So while Brent and Mickey are searching for Molly in a city that's gone to complete chaos, and Molly's fighting off porn freaks, viruses, and scammers, who's going to save humanity from the Internet (and itself)? Well, that would be the Downriver Boys, a group of homeless people who've never had to rely on technology to survive. These vigilant vagabonds, led by a war veteran and a half-brilliant, half-insane madwoman, will have to ...
Long ago, a violent war erupted between the Children of the Nephilim, who had once taken Eve's daughters as wives, and the Pure of Heart. The Nephilim's thirst for revenge rages through history as they slowly infiltrate global corporations, secret societies and international politics. The goal: is total domination.
Cordy McDermott isn't your typical veterinarian - unless your veterinarian also happens to have a black belt in karate. After rescuing an Egyptian princess from being sold as a sex slave, Cordy finds herself in the crosshairs of death, tangled in a harrowing battle dating to Biblical times.
Across the world, a young, brawny archeologist stumbles upon an ancient relic at the Egyptian temple of Abu Simbel after a mysterious dream. On the run, Ash and Cordy team up in a thrilling race against time to keep balance from falling in favor of an enemy bent on vengeance and absolute control.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 384 Pages (1,127 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
This book is for those who've been bullied, teased, and shut out by the world. It is for ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. I will NOT be held responsible for any part of this book being acted upon in real life. Reader's discretion IS advised. Enjoy... the most brutal novel ever written!
Sometimes bullies get what they deserve!
Almost everybody at Blake High hates Adam McNicols. He's quiet. He's weird. He's awkward. He's the punching bag for all the jocks. He's the guy girls want no part of. He's the one who usually eats at the lunch table all by himself. But what nobody knows is that there will soon be severe and dangerous consequences for all the taunts and name-calling. Humans, like bottles, can only contain so much pressure. Then they explode.
Luckily for Adam, he falls in love with a nice girl one day. She soon mends all his wounds and gives him the confidence to ignore all the bullies who assault him on an everyday basis. Life couldn't be better. He couldn't be happier. Things ...
Fifteen years after a rape, a suspected rapist believes he has found his son. The stranger stalks mother and son, causing lies and safety to unravel. How far will the mother go to protect the boy? Beautiful Whitefish, Montana serves as the setting, yet the story could occur anywhere people go to escape and in any family struggling to keep secrets.
Fifteen Years of Lies goes beyond the timely issue of sexual assault on campus to lay bare the aftermath of rape and its effects on the survivor, the child, loved ones, and even the rapist. Experience the raw emotions of past injustice and imminent threat when a suspected rapist believes he has found his victim and his son.
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Funny, lively lawyer Rebecca Schwartz is a perennial favorite among cozy readers who can't get enough of smart-mouthed women sleuths. You can't read just one, they're like chocolates! And now, for the first time, you can get all five for a yummy bargain price - only pennies more than half price. That's what we call a delicious Kindle deal! And by the way, they go well with chocolates.
DEATH TURNS A TRICK
A rollicking tale of murder, romance, and bordellos...
"A lively romp of a novel... Smith shows an Agatha Christie-like capacity for making much ado about clues, concocting straw hypotheses, and surprising us, in the end." -San Francisco Chronicle
"Funny and witty, with a clever, outspoken heroine." -- Library Journal
Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a ...
Marathon is a quiet little Texas town, and it's getting quieter. Kids are vanishing, disappearing like tumbleweeds in the desert wind.
Somebody -- or something -- is taking them.
Action. Adventure. Romance. Suspense. The Bends is a supernatural thriller rollercoaster ride!
Recommended for Fans of Blake Crouch, Stephen King, J.A. Konrath, and Dean Koontz
Other books by Bart Hopkins:
World Wide Gone
Isabella and her new family have been captured and imprisoned in the underground city of Mt. Weather. They and other captive mutants face certain death cleaning lethal radiation zones Outside unless Dr. Rosario's cure can save them.
But can Isabella's brother Luke and the Mt. Weather rebels convince enough of the army that the mutants are worth saving? Without their help, the mutants are doomed.
At just thirty-one, Andrew Wilson has it all: close friends, a great house in an Atlanta suburb, and a successful career as a mystery writer. Only one thing is missing--a special woman to share it with. Then one day he meets someone new, a woman who seems almost too good to be true.
Beautiful, smart, and sophisticated, Mika Woods is everything that Andrew has ever wanted and more--at first. After one night of passion, soon Andrew discovers that Mika isn't quite who she appears to be. Or even, what she appears to be.
But it's too late to turn back. Mika has been waiting a lifetime for a man like Andrew. And what she wants, what she desires, she will have--no matter who has to die...
The setting: a small, quiet town, of just a few thousand, where serious scandals and crimes never happen. A quaint town, if you will.
The problem: a talented, big-city Memphis Detective, Danny Acuff, has just taken a job in the small town, pinning on a badge from the humdrum police force. Danny needs to downshift and decelerate, while he repairs and heals his marriage. This smaller, less stressful department is the perfect solution, he thinks. (Quite wrongly.)
The result: pressure begins to build after a mostly invisible cartel, which is operating out of the town, discovers that it can't co-exist with a new, hot-shot detective, who has a knack for seeing what others miss, and who refuses to let sleeping dogs lie.
The cartel decides that it needs to run Danny off, which shouldn't be a problem. After all, the cartel has plenty of muscle on the payroll, as well as a couple of dangerous Special Forces men.
There's just one problem. What the cartel doesn't know is that Danny is more ...
A den of dangerous drug traffickers. A sudden, mysterious death. Is this the end for Sherlock Holmes?
London, 1898--Holmes, Lucy and Watson have plenty of reason to celebrate. Thanks to their heroics and formidable sleuthing skills, Lucy and Jack finally found their way to wedded bliss, and a gang of diamond-smuggling fiends will soon be behind bars where they belong.
But the trial of the gang leader brings to light a new, even more sinister threat. A dangerous criminal organization is trafficking a vast hoard of stolen opium, and these ruthless purveyors of human misery will stop at nothing to protect their illicit business.
Holmes is determined to stop the thugs from flooding the streets of London with their deadly merchandise, at any cost. And, when his blood-stained coat is found in the frigid waters of the Thames river, it appears he has paid the ultimate price.
Left to soldier on alone, Lucy, Jack, and Watson follow the remaining clues and trace the opium to an ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 471 Pages (1,134 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
"An enjoyable and fun spy thriller" - Barbara Nadel, Silver Dagger Winner
The EXPLOSIVE debut thriller from Paul Blake
Alec Foster is no Jason Bourne.
He is Head of Section in Berlin for MI6. He is fifty-one, and a borderline alcoholic counting down the days to retirement. Alec is told of a plot to assassinate a British Minister and that there is a traitor in MI6.
As he tries to uncover the traitor, he is chased across Berlin by the assassins, the Russian SVR and the Berlin Police. He must use his long-forgotten skills and push his body to the very limits to survive.
He comes face to face with actions from his past, as everything and everyone he cares about is threatened.
Reviews for A Young Man's Game
"A Young Man's Game by Paul Blake is an excellent debut novel with loads of twists and turns." Amazon 5* Review
"A fantastic debut, and definitely an author to keep an eye on in the future." Amazon 5* Review
"A pacy, well-plotted page-turner and an exciting thriller." ...
Meet Samuel Collins. Unsociable and aloof, the young attorney moves to the tranquil community of Hollywood Park, Texas, wanting nothing more than to be left alone by his neighbors. But between the 4-year-old kid from next door and the 80-year-old widow across the street, he quickly finds himself drowning in neighborhood hospitality. In no time, Samuel is representing neighbors on all sides in various legal matters, but when two of his neighbors hire him to revise their will to include one Landra Krally as a beneficiary, Sam smells a rat. He calls on his investigator friend to check her out, but when Samuel ends up dating the subject of his investigation, things get increasingly complicated. Samuel's life - or death - may depend on the very neighbors he had hoped to ignore.
Half man, half angel, all soldier.
The souleaters will stop at nothing, even death, to uphold divine law. When duty brings Noah Kavanaugh into Nurse Caroline's path, he is unprepared for the intense desire igniting between them. Rejecting the impulse to take Caroline as his mate becomes unbearable. The limits of his own self-control are tested. So is his loyalty to the law he upholds.
A forbidden human Caroline is determined to find a cure for the mysterious Noah's illness. With her blazing attraction to him, she'd willingly sacrifice her heart, body, even her life to end his suffering. However, can she bring herself to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save them both?
Based on the remarkable true story of Irish convict John Graham, WHITE SPIRIT is an epic historical adventure set in 19th Century Australia.
After escaping from the notorious Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, Graham finds refuge with the Kabi, a tribe of Aborigines who eventually accept him as one of their own.
Attempts to recapture Graham are orchestrated by a variety of contrasting characters working for the all-pervasive British Empire. They include Moreton Bay's tyrannical, opium-addicted commandant Lord Cheetham, the dashing yet warlike Lieutenant Hogan, native tracker Barega and the penal settlement's captain, Tom Marsden.
Marsden's young daughter Helen, a progressive lady ahead of her time who is both an egalitarian and a feminist, boldly inserts herself into the clash between the Irish convict, her father and Moreton Bay's other iron-fisted rulers. Helen complicates things further when she finds herself in a Pride and Prejudice-style love triangle with men on opposite sides ...
Michael Parker, the central charcter in the trilogy of books, finds that life is not the neat and tidy place he thought it was when he leaves Ole Miss to enter the first drug wars in A Ghostly Shade of Pale. Targeted for assassination and ambush in the first book, he leaves drug enforcement for the corporate world and high-level politics, only to find in the sequel, A Rented World, that the political criminals he encounters are far more dangerous than the organized crime figures who had tried to kill him. The full power of government is turned against him, and in the final book of the trilogy, The Redeemed, he finds the answers to all of questions and a peace he has never known... in prison.
Blake Carlton, the camera-shy son of Hollywood's Darling, dodges the invasive limelight and scripted relationships that so often accompany fame. But when his mother's popularity declines and she falls into a depression, he offers himself up as the next bachelor on a reality show, hoping to reignite interest in her career while creating a way for them to finally connect.
After her fiancé dumps her for her best friend, aspiring photographer Harlow Tucker is done with romance -- until her beloved, disabled sister requests her aid to start a nonprofit. Harlow agrees to do whatever is needed to raise funds, even reluctantly costarring on a dating show with a notorious womanizer who distrusts anyone behind a lens.
As Blake and Harlow navigate the superficiality of a reality show, their preconceived notions of love are challenged. Deciding to trust each other feels like the ultimate risk, but taking that chance could lead to a love truly picture-perfect, worth both of their hearts.
I may be the villain of the story, but at least I get a leading role.
Evil is a term thrown around history and literature as if it's something so easily definable. A concept to fight against.
Evil doesn't exist.
Neither does 'good.'
Vampires do, though.
I just happen to be one.
I've cruised through the centuries managing to avoid all the wars, supernatural and human, but still going to all the best parties.
I would say I avoided bloodshed, but it's kind of part of the whole 'vampire' thing.
I've lived on the fringes of a society that considered cruelty and sadism favorable character traits for almost five hundred years. Now I'm in the middle of a war that might just put my nonbeating heart in a lot of danger.
Battles, I can handle.
The impossible attraction between me and the vampire slayer, not to mention the penetrating gaze of the king of our race, on the other hand?
I might not get out undead.
The stars brought life to the planet, and the stars destroyed it.
Siblings Calix and Annora have spent their entire lives within Sanctum, the domed town that protects them from the dangerous sands that storm against the curved wall. But they are orphans, with questions about their heritage. With a childhood that prepares them to become scavengers. With a father figure in Kirillion who has an agenda all of his own - just what are they searching for when the scavenger crews depart?
All grown up, they join Walker's crew, scouring the sand in giant Crawlers, ready to dig. When an accident unlocks childhood memories and murder, questions arise within the crew about where their allegiances lie, and what their true purpose is. And then their search hits the big time.
A sci-fi dystopian adventure in an inhospitable landscape, Neon Sands is the opening book in an epic series that will explore Man's technological and innate potential, and the search for hope when all looks ...
The nostalgia of the 70's. Platform shoes and bellbottom pants. Disco clubs, classic rock, and fraternity parties. Temptations that Amy finds hard to resist. Only she doesn't experience her junior year as expected. She's jaded from an abusive past. Her coping mechanisms, dissociation and fragmentation, are unconventional, to say the least. Redemption and destruction, salvation and deliverance. An edgy, romantic, coming of age story.
Five years before the events of Shadows Walking, Penny Foster is just the girl next door, assuming that girl is a genius with a collection of trained attack bats and a plan to create portable wormholes. But Penny's eccentric life takes a darker turn when personal tragedy draws her into the Guild of Poor Fellow-Soldiers, an organization of immortals and sorcerers sworn to protect the Earth.
From what, you ask? Well, for starters, a little distance away from her Philadelphia home, a man seems to have been killed by the Jersey Devil. An army of underground gnomes may be massing to attack the surface world. A former Knight Templar has gone rogue, and the only man who can stop him may be... Benjamin Franklin? Just another day at the office in the world of A Book of Hours, but that world has never seen anything like Penny Foster, and it's even money whether she or the world itself will emerge intact from her introduction...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 343 Pages (764 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
She's the best violinist her inner-city high school has ever seen.
He's on the fast track to nowhere.
For Nick and Fallon, it starts with a kiss -- a kiss that becomes the calm before their storm. Because Nick is not the only guy in love with Fallon, and Fallon is not the only girl with her eyes on Nick.
As Nick's past returns to haunt him, Fallon's home situation will shift from precarious to dangerous, leaving them both to pick up the shattered fragments of a life from which they were desperately trying to break free.
Can Nick shed his slacker skin to prove himself worthy of the girl he fell in love with on a playground almost a decade ago?
Can Fallon take a leap of faith, opening her heart to the guy who, despite his shadows, is promising to be her everything?
Because if they can, they just might find a happily ever after they were too scared to even imagine.
*In addition to spending more than 100 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 Bestseller List in its first year of ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 392 Pages (687 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
Following the mysterious disappearance of her history professor, Nicole Costello discovers that her prestigious university is home to an elite secret society with questionable moral standards. Can Nicole crack the case of her missing professor and finish her thesis paper, or will Nicole herself crack under the pressure?
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Length: 447 Pages (698 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
As he turns fifty, Gabriel Santiago finds his life falling apart around him: he's just lost his mother; his wife of twenty-five years has asked for a divorce; his son is away at college; and even Gabriel's job as a high school teacher could be in jeopardy. Facing the dissolution of the life he's worked painstakingly to create, Gabriel knows he has to finally learn to embrace all the parts of himself that he's kept buried if he has any hope of being happy.
Jack Windsor is a police officer who has, for nearly a year, been mourning the devastating loss of his husband. He's been running on autopilot, surviving day to day, doing his best to gather up the shattered pieces of himself. Now that he's approaching his fortieth birthday, he's still trying to come to terms with the fact that he has to live without the love of his life.
When Jack pulls Gabriel over in the middle of the night, their mutual spark of attraction catches them both by surprise. However, if they can draw courage from ...
A young divorcée. A charming and mysterious man. And a life teeming with secrets.
Nicole is a young divorcée who finds herself in a new relationship with a partner who is seemingly perfect in every way.
Razi is well-educated, a wealthy and successful businessman, and a man of the world, who manages to deceive her and everyone else around him, thanks to his uncanny charisma.
Six months into their relationship, Nicole discovers that Razi is married. She then finds out that his former business partner committed suicide under dubious circumstances.
Despite everything, Nicole and Razi get married and raise a family, and life looks more promising than ever.
However, over the years, Nicole's inner voice repeatedly warns her that bigger things are happening behind her back. She decides to find out who her husband and the father of her children really is.
Her search leads her to discover new and shocking information about Razi's life.
Now she must do whatever it takes to save herself ...
If you dare to fall asleep, you're a target.
At a resort hotel in Dubai, bodies are found crushed beside their beds. A village in France fills with corpses. Each night, the terror builds. As nightmares become reality, lucid dreaming may be the only way to fight the threat invading our minds.
The doctor doesn't believe the waking nightmares.
The physiotherapist just wants to go back to her normal life.
The NSA agent has very little time to solve the mystery that's killing people around the globe.
The stakes are nothing less than human extinction.
From the author of This Plague of Days comes a unique mix of science fiction and the paranormal. Leave the light on. You'll be up all night, turning pages, afraid to sleep.
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What do three orphaned brothers, an injured man, a burned farm, and an ancient law have to do with each other? The orphaned brothers would have said, 'nothing'. Until a mysterious stranger falls into their fishing hole and won't even tell them his name. When the brothers start looking for answers, they find themselves in the middle of an adventure so great that it will not only change their lives, but the very future of the Eastern North Continent.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 369 Pages (942 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
Both of them were victims of their family interests. It seemed that this marriage had a price to pay. She had never contacted him and he had forgotten all about her existence. He had never thought that he would have a baby with his one-night-only wife. Would their son bind them together? See for yourself!
End of series!
Book 3 in The Egypt Rosen Chronicles series
"... Adore Egypt Rosen -- one of the great female sleuths. So glad to have her back again. Love the way she thinks and the way she shares what she thinks... Marvelous mystery, marvelous story... captivating."
"Something for everyone -- poker players and non-poker players. With every book I love Egypt more. She's like an old friend... So much fun... Superbly done."
"Egypt Rosen in Vegas no less. What could be juicier? She doesn't give an inch. She and her best pal Vin Tran are at it again... And the World Series of Poker -- talk about a great setting."
Someone is killing Vietnamese men in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker. Why? What possible motive lies behind the murders? Racial hatred? Old grudges? Jealousy? Greed? Hidden secrets?
Vin Tran, Egypt Rosen's landlord and friend, is playing in the tournament, and he sends for her to help him figure out what's going on. She responds at once and flies to ...
France, 1682. Louis XIV, the Sun King, is at the height of his power. The court at Versailles is a paradise for privileged young women.
Jeanne Yvette Mas Du Bois is unlike other courtiers: her thirst for knowledge often incurs her father's brutal wrath. But her uncle encourages Jeanne's independence, secretly teaching her fencing in the palace's labyrinthine basement.
Hidden behind her mask, Jeanne is mistaken for a man. As Jean Luc, she is admitted to an inner circle where she learns of a devious plot in the court. As Jean Luc, she is permitted to bring her intelligence and swordsmanship to bear. And as Jean Luc, she is free to love the man of her choosing... even if she can never have him.
With the Queen's life in danger and her own double life making her privy to the tangled intrigues at court, Jeanne finds herself in a powerful, yet perilous position.
Brimming with lush period detail and vivid, unforgettable characters, The Courtier of Versailles will take you into an ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 345 Pages (2,852 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 24th, 2020
Melanie lives in a violent and uptight society of Victorian England, among hollow gossips and legends. Her only solace and salvation from boredom is a hyperactive childhood friend Cheryl.
One day, during a typical celebration, Melanie meets the duke's young daughter, however, such an ordinary acquaintance conceals something much more exciting. A boring and monotonous life ends when the new friend brings to Melanie a book, which turned out to be a diary of a person, whose fate was shrouded in legends and has been exciting the minds of people from different countries for many centuries.
From now on, Melanie got dragged into a mess composing of confused feelings, non-random tangles of fate, separated by centuries, and attempts to understand and accept the essence of the one who was at the bottom of his mind.
"What happens when 2 earthquakes occur 42 minutes apart in Chile & China?"
Answer: The end of the world
As Arnold Spark, drives his rescue vehicle across the magma lake toward the destroyed volcanic generator's intake pipe, he wonders if his design is to blame for the catastrophe. Spark searches the globe for the truth aided by:
• Soona, a lonely robot living on the moon, who must escape her cruel human captors to search for answers on the comet Charybdis;
• Helen, a bereaved widow, who blames Spark for her husband's death;
• And Cathy, a shy college student who is oblivious to Spark's quest, but solves his disguised homework problems unaware her brilliant solutions are the key to saving humanity
The Spark Anomaly is a thrilling Sci-Fi adventure novel set in a 2067 utopia with a hidden dark side. You will enter an amazing world of future technologies and believable advances in modern physics.
"... Indiana Jones [style] solid sci fi with characters we relate to ...
The Great Plague appeared out of nowhere, sweeping around the globe in a matter of months. By the time patient zero was tracked to the Korean Peninsula, it was already too late. In the wake of the infection governments dissolved, infrastructure collapsed and society descended into virtual chaos.
Those few who survived the disease were not the lucky ones however, for the virus contained a horrific secret. It transformed the infected, mutating them into mindless beasts. Only those who had not yet entered puberty were immune. In the months following the Big Death the remnants of civilization huddle in tiny enclaves, teetering on the brink of extinction.
Skin Walkers is a terrifying glimpse into a dystopian future where the only survivors of a global plague are the very young. In the ruins of decaying cities the remnants of a great plague struggle to survive. With food stocks running low they must compete for survival, braving packs of deadly flesh eating beasts they call Sink Walkers.
Described as "part Harry Potter, part Shogun", James Calbraith's "The Year of the Dragon" series is an epic tale of magic, intrigue and war in a world of dragon riding marines, wizard-controlled ironclads and vampire samurai.
This is a bundle edition of the final four books of the best-selling historical fantasy saga, containing the entire Eight-headed Serpent arc:
?Book 5: The Chrysanthemum Seal
?Book 6: The Withering Flame
?Book 7: The Shattering Waves
?Book 8: The Last Dragon King
The deluxe edition contains also a full glossary of foreign words, list of characters, maps and appendices.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 1,084 Pages (3,912 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020
Join Paris and Toby on an epic adventure. Paris stumbles upon what she can only assume is a witch's pad. Toby wants to get the heck out of there, but instead they become trapped in a faraway land of mystery and wonder where not everything is as it seems. They've been instructed to find the Shadow Chalice so they can't get back home.
They encounter many creatures on their journey including the evil Maximus, who is desperate, and running out of time to get the orbs he needs to get back home.
In the meantime, Wanda needs to find her relics to vanquish him.
This story is full of magical moments that will have you spellbound, and it can be enjoyed by all ages.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 440 Pages (2,980 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020
Everyone's got secrets. Some are just harder to hide.
With his father's ponzi scheme assets frozen, Tom Worthington believes finishing college is impossible unless he can pay his own way. After months sleeping in his car and driving a pirate taxi for cash, he's ready to do just that.
But his new, older-student housing comes with an unapologetically gay roommate. Tom doesn't ask why Reese Anders has been separated from the rest of the student population. He's just happy to be sleeping in a bed.
Reese isn't about to share his brutal story with his gruff new roommate. You've seen one homophobic jock, you've seen 'em all. He plans to drag every twink on campus into his bed until Tom moves out. But soon it becomes clear Tom isn't budging.
Tom isn't going to let some late-night sex noise scare him off, especially when it's turning him on. But he doesn't want any drama either. He'll keep his hands, if not his eyes, to himself. Boundaries have a way of blurring when you start sharing ...
"Highly recommended for all readers, young and old, endlessly in love with the magical realm of fantasy fiction and the battle of good and evil." - Midwest Book Review
"All of the things that make horror books great are in this book" - Teens Read Too
Magic shouldn't be toyed with lightly and curses should never be uttered aloud. Marty's grandfather should have known better than to chase down the tomb of a ruler who was rumored to be a demon. Yet his obsession turned his passion into madness and Reginald ended up bringing the curse home to his loved ones. As a result, Marty's mother disappears while working on an artifact from the tomb and soon after Reginald himself falls sick with a mysterious illness.
With each new stroke of bad luck Marty begins to wonder if the whispered rumors about his family are true, maybe they are cursed. As Marty tries to unravel the mystery of his grandfather's work the tomb's dark magic begins to weave its spell threatening to destroy everything. And ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 306 Pages (3,052 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020
BEST-SELLING ORIENTAL FANTASY - DRAGONS, WIZARDS AND SAMURAI!
Described as "part Harry Potter, part Shogun", James Calbraith's "The Year of the Dragon" series is an epic tale of magic, intrigue and war in a world of dragon riding marines, wizard-controlled ironclads and vampire samurai.
This is a bundle edition of the first four books of the best-selling historical fantasy saga, containing the entire Crimson Robe arc:
• Book 1: The Shadow of Black Wings
• Book 2: The Warrior's Soul
• Book 3: The Islands in the Mist
• Book 4: The Rising Tide
The deluxe edition contains also a short story "Birkenhead Drill", a full glossary of foreign words, list of characters, the map of the land of Gwynedd and a chronology of the world.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 824 Pages (3,605 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020
In the Shadow of Your Wings "... Robinson's eclectic array of characters and high-stakes scenarios make for an immersive beginning to a series that will appeal to fans of war dramas." -- PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
Divided by a lie. Haunted by the past. Drawn together by their love.
As the fires of the Great War rage across the European continent, the Steele family is caught in the midst of the inferno.
Estranged from his wife Malcolm wonders if he can ever find forgiveness for his betrayal as he begins the long journey home.
Leila desperately searches for a way to escape her past life as a spy -- and the German agent who has been sent to kill her -- as she struggles to prove her innocence.
Determined to save his family, Thomas risks everything in a high-stakes political gamble, bringing Britain to the brink of obliteration, as spymaster Robert Hughes plots his downfall.
Will everything be reduced to ashes?Or does God still walk with those who, through faith, step out into the midst of ...
Review comment - Yes, it's true, this novel explores deeper and darker issues - but life can be like that, complex, difficult, unfair. A rollercoaster ride of emotion, but well worth it. This quintessential Australian novel is a must read.
What was it that two best friends, Ruby and Bobby, witnessed from high up in the sanctuary of their tree house? What chain of events will be pushed to the back of their minds, until a court case twenty years later, triggers memories and secrets that have remained silent?
The rural suburbs of Brisbane should have been an idyllic place for Ruby and Bobby to grow up in. Their tree house retreat, set high in a mulberry tree gives them a safe place, to not only share their friendship and problems but to also watch the events of the yards nearby. However as the years pass and the two become teenagers, the naive Ruby is exposed to the sinister events that Bobby has to deal with in his family life.
When the two friends eventually go their separate ways, ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 418 Pages (4,185 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020
Each book in this series is complete and can stand alone. In this story, amnesia-stricken Roy Anderson believes himself to be a king -- king over the local nursing home. He sees the staff as palace staff: butlers, maids, housekeeper, cook, scullery maids, chauffeur, etc. The residents are his people - some are nobility and some are not. But these are the citizens of his kingdom. As the establishment has fallen onto hard times and will have to close its doors soon, "King" Roy and "Queen" LeeAnn buy the nursing home, since Roy believes it to be his ancestral family castle, it having been constructed to resemble an old English castle. While trying to learn how the finances have fallen into such hard times, Roy discovers that someone has been pilfering funds and so dons his detective hat and enlists the help of LeeAnn and their grandchildren to solve the case of: The Missing Funds. During his investigation and "rule", he promotes various residents to unprecedented positions: royal ...
In 1855, Walt Whitman published -- at his own expense -- the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as "immoral." Whitman continued evolving Leaves of Grass despite the controversy, growing his influential work decades after its first appearance by adding new poems with each new printing.
Genre: Poetry Length: 638 Pages (1,045 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020
Can they overcome her fears and stand together?
Lady Geela "Glee" Beaulieu had only ever loved one man. The perfect man. At least in her mind. He was her best friend and her only lover. She trusted him more then she trusted anyone else in the world. He was her world. Yet still she hesitated, her steps faltered. Her mother's history weighs on her shoulder like an anvil does a ship.
Prince Andris Portè loves Glee. He always has but he became tired of fighting her fear. He watched as she struggled to forget the past and ignore those whose judgment should not matter. He walked away from her and found someone new. Yet when Glee walks into the room he only sees her. When she speaks he only hears her. And when the world comes crashing down on her. Andris wants to protect her.
He was a ghost, she was a shadow, can they find their way into the light?
Rose MacGillis was more of a legend than a real person. Leading a group of illegals called "the Scots", her reputation proceeded her, while her identity remained an unsolvable mystery. After the grave mistake of killing a relative of the English King, Rose and her companions are in grave danger. Now, their only way to safety lies in the hands of a cryptic Highlander...
The Wanderer was always on a mission. A restless spirit with no past and no future, this man of no name cared only about coin. When a lass equally mysterious and infamous approaches him, the Wanderer will be forced to face memories he wanted to keep buried, and plan an act of revenge as fiery as the passion she will awake in him...
How will these two cross the Highlands when there is a price upon their heads, treachery amongst them and a scourging fire inside them?
Their fame was legendary, their true selves more vulnerable than ever...
A military historian, Louis is in his last year at Uni; bright, capable and in love. His life is thrown into turmoil when a disturbing family secret is revealed. His beloved German great-grandfather had been in the SS. Not only that, but on his deathbed Gampy defended the Fuhrer and, incredibly, he denied the Holocaust.
Desperate to understand how this man he had trusted could have been so evil, Louis begins his own research. What will he find? How will he cope with what he uncovers?
Darker forces than this are gathering. Sir Phillip Blackmore, head of British secret intelligence, is aware of the growing influence of Israel in America. He foresees a time when Britain is relegated to the shadows of history. A patriotic Englishman, he begins work on a plan to remind Israel and her financial backers of Britain's loyalty.
Left to himself, who knows where Louis will end up? With Sir Phillip in the mix, will Louis be allowed to choose his own destiny?
Genre: Political Length: 384 Pages (2,182 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020
"A moving drama of how secret passions can affect lives in their own hidden ways. A very good read." -- Tomm Percy
"Unique... nicely done." -- John Jones
"... a compelling read. Skillfully plotted... " -- Ken Fontenot
Ninety miles north of Seattle, in Bellingham, Washington... Zetty crosses paths with Mooney -- an environmental activist -- who is trying to stay a step ahead of the FBI as he attempts to stop offshore oil drilling in Alaska. When they first meet, Zetty doesn't know that Mooney is working undercover for a subversive eco group named L.E.A.F., nor does she know that her deceased parents had kept a secret hidden from her. The intrigue gets even more complicated when Mooney finds out that his monkey-wrenching activities might be compromised by a L.E.A.F. higher-up whom he suspects could be connected to the much more radicalized Earth Liberation Front.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 481 Pages (713 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020
During the Hellenistic Age, the great tragedian Euripides became a cornerstone of ancient literary education, his plays exhibiting an iconoclastic, rationalising attitude toward both religious belief and the ancient myths that formed the traditional subject matter of Greek drama.
Genre: Drama & Plays Length: 654 Pages (1,270 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 23rd, 2020