Dark Deals. A Desperate Family. Resurrectionists.
Based on the award-winning Canadian haunt and forthcoming television series, The White Hand brings you into a historical thriller of mobsters, forbidden love, old souls, and betrayal.Their needs wrap them into a deal with the Irish mob - The White Hand.The two men willingly work with the gang as resurrectionists, obtainingbodies for anatomists. Spalding plays with fire, developing something known as love for Irene,the daughter of The White Hand's boss. With a dash of foul play and newallies, Spalding becomes the glue that holds Rutherford Manor together,and he is coming unbound.
"Dark, gritty and thoroughly enthralling. A FINALIST and highly recommended." - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
"Author Konn Lavery encapsulates the full gamut of human emotion with the stress that Alastor and Spalding find themselves under, fromthe gory unearthing and unusual acquisitions of fresh meat to thepressures of financial success, freedom and the ...
The Murderous Housewives
Lucy Dangerfield is the librarian for the Ivywood Public Library. She lives alone with her four cats, Leo, Hank, Jasper and Miracle. She loves her life just fine being the introvert that she is. All she needs is a good Elijah Riley Mystery to read.
Her mother tried hard to mold her into what she wanted her to be. A mold, she just couldn't fit into. Lucy had big, thick, glasses until she discovered contact lenses at age fourteen. She wasn't graceful enough for gymnastics. Her dismounts always sucked. Ballet? Big glasses and pink tutus? No way. Then Lucy learned how to play the violin, but she wasn't a prodigy, so that wasn't good enough for Naomi Dangerfield. Although Lucy still loves the violin.
Her parents died in a car accident when she was seventeen leaving her in the care of her eccentric great-aunt, Agnes Dangerfield. Aggie's love gave her self-confidence. Lucy came out of her shell a little more, but she still didn't have good ...
Genre: Romance Length: 263 Pages (806 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
A series starter with over 1300 five-star Goodreads ratings: Zara is a newly minted witch with a knack for attracting the spirits of the dead. When she learns a ghost is haunting her new home, she teams up with a local police detective to unravel a mystery!
Zara Riddle moved to a charming new house in a small town so her life could be simple. But now that her witch powers have kicked in, life is anything but simple. Long-lost relatives are coming out of the woodwork. It turns out the family tree is riddled with magic.
When a ghost shows up, Zara finds out her powers come with a cost. She must solve the woman's murder. Zara teams up with her handsome neighbor, a wolf shifter who's both mysterious and perfect. Maybe too perfect? He did save her life during an attack, but he's definitely hiding something behind that sly smile.
The town of Wisteria may be quaint on the surface, but danger lurks around every corner. To protect her family, Zara must risk her heart and her life. Forces ...
Lisa Kessler is an up and coming author to remember - Sherrilyn Kenyon - #1 NYT Best Selling Author of the Dark Hunter Series
Deep within the Yucatan jungle, a demon has awakened...
Gretchen Finch's job would be much easier if she weren't alone in the jungle with a brilliant recluse whose every glance sets her on fire. But the more she focuses on her work, the closer she gets to unlocking the mysteries of a terrible creature--the Night Demon--that threatens the world as she knows it. Though her scientific mind tells her it's impossible, she's beginning to believe the ancient Mayan tales as the sinister jungle comes alive around her.
Lukas Smith has spent hundreds of years searching for answers to his immortal Night Walker nature. As a series of ancient glyphs become clear, he's about to find out more than he'd ever hoped, but the more he learns, the more his fate intertwines with the Night Demon, and the harder it becomes to hide his immortal secret from the beautiful, intelligent ...
A runaway Fae princess fleeing a genocide... A dangerous dark assassin with a grisly past... A world where only the criminally insane can dream.
I've spent my entire life isolated from the world in a palace prison, plagued by the dreams that have haunted me since childhood. For thousands of years, the Dreamers, known as the Fae, have been hunted down as dangerously insane aberrations.
I thought I was protected from the forces seeking to kill me, until all my illusions of safety were shattered and I was forced to flee my life as a Divine Princess.
When the unfamiliar outside world proves no safer than the palace, my trust and safety fall to the skilled hands of my strange rescuer, Darric Ursygh -- whose bloody history and violent tendencies could get me killed before I ever experience a life outside of royalty.
Running from the palace may hide my past as a Divine Princess, but the Fae in me won't be silenced so easily. As supernatural talents emerge from my hands and first love ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 457 Pages (6,090 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
With the Las Vegas mob snapping at his heels, young builder Luke Cramer fearing for the safety of his wife and baby son heads to Australia's Gold Coast.
After getting a lucky break, Luke starts his own building business, and within a few years, is a millionaire. However, the lawless and violent Builders Laborers and Mining Union (BLMU) want their cut, and there's nothing they won't do to get it.
Complaining to the police doesn't help because they're in the union's pocket. Desperate, Luke returns to the U.S. and recruits his best friend and hitman, Joe "Ratsy" Ratsch, to level the playing field.
When the union appoints a powerful new leader with murder on his agenda, he ratchets up the stakes.
Luke can fight, or he can run...
"... This smart and suspenseful crime drama features an action-filled storyline... " - The BookLife Prize
Raw sex, real witchcraft, fast bikes, and ultraviolence... Chastity "Chass" Brunson, vice-president of the Coven Thirteen Motorcycle Club, is in a bind. Her MC, which was once at the very top of the Las Vegas underworld, has struggled in recent years due to its lack of a crucial thirteenth member. That may soon change, as the club has a few new business opportunities and a prospect member very close to attaining her "full patch." Chass must juggle an affair with the prez of another MC, a flirtatious member of her own club, rival criminals encroaching on Coven Thirteen's turf, and a deadly and mysterious prophesy told by the club's oracle member, all while attempting to bring her club back to its rightful place at the top.
Death should have been the end, but instead, it's the start of my revenge... and they won't see me coming.
Evie survived a trip to hell, literally, to find herself somewhere even more dangerous, with the angels. Angels who do not want to let her leave, not without a paying a price for the life they saved.
Angels. Demons. Protectors and more secrets than one world should hold. Who can Evie trust when everything is a lie? When it's time for the assassin to return, and to claim what is hers, who will be on her side?
18+ Reverse Harem romance.
When he was a child, Niko Madonie was terrified of his over-protective grandmother. Somehow he knew she was a witch possessed of overwhelming supernatural powers and determined to save him from the real and imagined dangers of the modern world. Now a successful writer in Hollywood, Niko is helping create an animated version of Hansel and Gretel while he struggles to protect his beautiful young wife from sexy, New Age witches who hope to sacrifice her to please the ancient crone.
This is an epic horror romance set against a background of legends, with complex villains, a magical young couple, and a storyline straight from the darkest pages of the Brothers Grimm.
13 tales that will have you reaching for the nightlight before you go to bed tonight. Do you dare sleep without one? Do you dare enter the darkness without a little bit of light?
A Zombie Christmas
3 Men. One solid plan to bring joy to children during a Zombie Apocalypse. A risky plan that could end their lives, but they are willing to sacrifice them in order to save Christmas for the children.
Need to Feed
Another year. Another massacre looming. When the sun rises on the old west town of Saltwater Junction its residents will come face to face with two savage and lethal predators. Vampires who stalk you in the day and Werewolves that transform with the sunrise. This story rewrites the legends and all you've ever known about these creatures of the night.
A monster is slaughtering women and taking only their wombs. Tim Roberts, a detective, is hot on this monster's trail trying to figure out why it is doing this. Will he catch this monster in time or will this monster kill ...
A collection of Mail Order Bride and Amish romances... Daisy has been a widow for awhile now and decides to answer a mail order bride advertisement which brings her to Wyoming. Once there, she meets John.
John is a former Sheriff in the area who now wants a quiet life on the ranch. Daisy has some expertise in farming and together they begin to turn the ranch around.
Brought together by different wants, will Daisy and John find love or will their attempt to meet their individual needs be met with failure?
Tabitha set down the things she had purchased from the general store on her kitchen table. She pulled out a crisp sealed letter that she had picked up at the post office.
The Matrimonial Times, who would have known that would be where she would meet her future husband?
Tabitha had thought that her married days were over. Since her first husband, Alexander, had died, she had thought that the rest of her life she would live alone, with no one to call family. But the years had been rough on her and she had begun to feel lonelier than she'd even thought was possible... Until she answers Terrence's advertisement in the Matrimonial Times, the two exchange letter after letter and fall in love with each other's words. They finally meet and marry but en route to their new home in California they encounter a murderous Indian tribe that tries to hunt them down. Will they survive the attack and will their imagined love for one another become more real?
Beth had been practically sold to Wade Cahill without so much as a warning. Here father owed a $5,000 gambling debt he couldn't pay. Beth thought Wade was so handsome, but she didn't have any idea what to expect from him. Her mother told her, "Just follow your heart."
While consulting with a noted writer as she prepares her latest book, Detective Raymond Masters, a rotund, retired, big city, criminal investigator is confronted with her murder. The writer had been openly hated by her family as well as those who worked for her. Each suspect harbored more than enough motive to want her dead. The more clues he uncovers, the more obvious becomes his conclusion: "This was definitely a murder, but no one committed it." He solves it, of course; one of the many murders with twists and turns that he has successfully navigated. Family friendly and intended for adult and young adult readers. One of 17 novels in the Raymond Masters Detective Series - reviewed as 'good reads' in cozy murder mysteries, sleuth novels, private detective fiction and detective mysteries.
Marcy Collins proved her investigative skills in the field time and time again, but after an accident leaves her disabled, she's forced into early retirement in a senior convalescent center. Although her mind and body may not be what they used to be, her steadfast determination to fight crime and advocate for victims continues.
When her well-meaning former partner is assigned with helping to keep her mind agile, he unknowingly inspires her to search for clues in a long-forgotten cold case. Before he knows what's happening, Marcy assembles a team of sharp-eyed, witty, and often cantankerous senior sleuths to bring a criminal to justice and help her regain some of what she thought she'd lost for good.
Follow the former detective and her team of unconventional sleuths as they dig through the clues and wind their way down a treacherous path of deception, tomfoolery, and murder!
The Coven has caught up with Lexie. There's no walking away from it now...
Alexandra Elizabeth Mackenzie. Stop ignoring us. Speak the words. Make this right so we can be... Bright.
Lexie's birthday has caught up with her, as have her cousins, Mirabelle Louisa Mackenzie - High Chair of the British Isles and all Circumferential Domains Pertaining to the Mackenzie Coven - and Catherine Marianna Mackenzie, her down under cousin (If she has a title, she's not telling her). They've been sent to remind Lexie of her family obligations and also to give her a birthday gift. The type she can't return, refuse or exchange. It's her heritage and it comes with a job she didn't even apply for. It's actually more a way of life than a career and it comes with a snazzy new outfit only her cousins can see. Thank goodness for that...
Not surprisingly, Mirabelle and Catherine Mackenzie are short on details and time to explain. In fact, Lexie has less than two days to brush up on her skills and fly to ...
Deep in bucolic Wychshire something dreadful is stirring...
The disappearance of a club-footed and inquisitive youth leads to a tangle involving two instances of stolen jewels, a water-colour which may be the most remarkable picture ever painted... and eventually to the discovery of a body in a forest with 'a smell of rotting, a smell of things decaying'. The scene abounds with the intense, the afflicted, and the darkly humorous in classic Punshon style. But the murderer himself is on a collision course with fate - aided of course by Inspector Bobby Owen.
Secrets Can't be Kept was first published in 1944, the twentieth of the Bobby Owen mysteries, a series eventually including thirty-five novels. This edition features a new introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
"What is distinction?... in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time." Dorothy L. Sayers
"Nineteen forty-six starts off well with this specimen of the leisurely detailed school at its soundest, ...
Living a life that should've been carefree, simple and sweet, Nova Thang has found herself caught up in a hood fairytale of glitz and glam with no happy ending. Being infatuated with all the benefits of dating bad boy Kirk Koban has come with stipulations she never imagined. What she thinks she wants is everything her heart doesn't really need.
Kirk is one of the biggest dope dealers in the area and with that comes more money, more problems. His attitude can go from bad to worse in a matter of seconds. To top it off, unresolved childhood issues prevents him from fully understanding the true meaning of love. When it's all said and done, will this and everything in between become his downfall?
Raheem Delgado is the notorious connect and a known savage in the streets. He's all about business first and falling in love never. A chance encounter with the beautiful Ms. Thang starts to make him rethink his options. Will he soften his approach and finally let his guard down?
Genre: African American Length: 162 Pages (1,456 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
One moment Taylor is scowling at my tardiness and the next moment he is propositioning me.
What do I say to that? Of course, I hold my tongue from insulting him and his family any further. The man has the power to save my company or let it wither before it even gets a chance to blossom.
I just have to tolerate him for a year.
Certainly, I can do that.
I can keep up the ruse as long as he keeps his end of the bargain.
Fingers and hearts crossed that nothing changes.
I'll admit that it's hard for me to open up.
It's not easy for someone to hold my eye. But Ms. Maxwell is proving otherwise. Something about her that makes me want to open up just a little bit. To tell her about the demons that I hide. Perhaps it's her Oscar-worthy act that's getting to me. I shouldn't get too close. When the time comes, she'd be gone, and I'd be alone as she found me.
"Not only is this a delightful regency romance but it is also suspense filled mystery of the very best kind." ~ Amazon review
"The author did a great job, maybe too great a job, describing the slave scenes. Spine tingling and suspenseful. I was biting my nails throughout much of this book." ~ Amazon review
Plagued by nightmares, Annette yearns to find her anonymous rescuer -- the man who saved her life from a near deadly assault. Deep inside she is starving for companionship and a mutually respectful relationship. When Mr. Peter Adsley, an abolitionist pastor dealing with his own emotional baggage, agrees to a clandestine meeting, the event appears providential. But self-doubt, deception, and the schemes of a mutual enemy threaten to keep the pair apart. A phantom adversary will stop at nothing to win Annette's dowry for himself, even if it means killing Peter.
Carol Award Finalist
Selah Award Finalist
Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue ...
Like all of the Winships, Charlotte was born with a curious gift. After news of a tragic accident, she races back to her hometown of Port Townsend, Washington. In this isolated seaside village filled with a century of ghosts, she is faced with having to come to terms with her gift of receiving messages from the dead. Amid the peculiar fabric of childhood memories, Charlotte is thrust into the heart of a long forgotten mystery that leaves her family on the precipice of ruin or renewal. The Curious Ways of the Winships combines the beauty of magical realism with gothic fiction to reveal hidden obsessions, family secrets and the resurrection of a tortured soul.
Bobby Owen stood for a time in silence, looking down thoughtfully at the dead man's face. A small, insignificant face, lacking even that touch of repose and dignity which death, even violent death, so often gives, and one that Bobby had never seen before. Of that at least he was sure.
Yet this same man was found dead with a detailed and accurate plan of Bobby Owen's new London flat. Why? The plot soon thickens when a man with a grievance against Bobby turns up to identify the dead man... But Bobby will need many more beads on the thread before he understands the murderous connection to an old Army Officer, and what necessitated the death of a 'burglar'.
The House of Godwinsson was first published in 1948, the twenty-fifth of the Bobby Owen mysteries, a series eventually including thirty-five novels. This edition features a new introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
"What is distinction?... in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time." Dorothy L. ...
It started out as a friendly little bet to see who could be the first one to be dumped by all of his Face Place friends. Then it got ugly. Also includes The Mulligan's Island Murders, Maisy and the Anaconda, Please God, Not Here! and more. Funny and Dark!
An ambitious, occasionally clumsy, first novel that spans the years 1979 to 2006, tracking the fortunes of four friends and their associates. There's a lot of plot detail - overall the book tries to make sense of Blairism (centre-left politics) in the England of these times, though it seems to appeal to readers who are only interested in the story. Well received on publication, the 2017 version is edited and reformatted in response to reader's comments.
A page-turning debut in the tradition of Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, and Brad Taylor.
Beyond Red Lines is a thriller out of the ordinary. It's the story of an anti-hero, caught against his sandstone in the mesh of a dead-end net. Theo Collin had the misfortune to be discovered for his unique talent during his military service. A few years later, he is offered an exceptional job opportunity within a mysterious organization. Thinking he was hired for his computer skills, he sets off on an adventure with his wife and ten-year-old daughter. His descent into hell begins when he comes into contact with the Mexican mafia and is then dragged against his will into a case of paramilitary training. His wife and daughter are taken from him while in New York, the head of the organization believes he can wipe out international terrorism with his army created to strike back blow for blow.
Jam-packed with thrilling adventures, unexpected twists, and suspense, Theo's story will ...
Genre: Political Length: 339 Pages (3,774 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Life sails along smoothly on beautiful St. Thomas for Abby Melrose Bellavance, or so she thinks. That is, until her husband Remy steals her trust fund and disappears for parts unknown. Now, with five million reasons to write off men for good, she returns to Charleston, broke and groveling at her mother's feet.
Living again in the opulent mansion on South Battery, Abby is thrown another curve ball. Her mother passes away, leaving Abby with an enormous home but no money to support it.
Turning the mansion into a boardinghouse has its advantage -- immediate cash -- and disadvantage -- two of the hottest men in Charleston are now Abby's tenants.
Abby wants love again, especially with hunky Erik, the handyman, and sexy Brandon, the prominent attorney, living in the mansion with her. They are so different, yet they're similar in one way she needs to avoid -- they are men, and she should keep her distance.
As the southern summer blazes on, Abby's life becomes even more complicated. ...
"Continued brilliance. The characters will make you laugh and cry and fume while you're reading. Comic Irish writing at its best." Colin Quinn
NOTE: Although this book is part of the DERRY WOMEN SERIES, there is no cliffhanger. It is true that the characters get older as the series progresses, but each book is a complete story, and can be enjoyed without having read the previous book.
For those of you who prefer a gentler reading experience, a PG version of this book is also available here on Amazon.
Desperate mother of seven, Fionnuala Flood, thinks her new get-rich-quick scheme will pay all the bills, but instead it threatens to tear the family apart forever. The case of bargain bin canned vegetables she bought for the scam contains explosives, not potatoes. And a wilting branch of the defunct IRA will stop at nothing to get it back.
Adding to the Fionnuala woes, her two oldest sons are in prison, her husband's hands are fondling more than frozen fish at the packing plant, and her ...
The citizens of Stone Haven, Scotland paid for Ian Macgill's tuition to attend the University of Maryland School of Medicine because he would need to replace Old Doc Balderston. Ian is an upbeat gentle giant. He takes a part time job at Pickles Pub and volunteers his time at the University of Maryland Medical Center.Before his first class, Ian is brutally murdered. His body is recovered at the foot of a parking lot once the flood waters of the Jones Falls River subside. Investigators work to find his murderer.
As the uprising of the undead sweeps the streets of New York City, a small family fights through skyscrapers and schools to find one another. A special-ops military unit discovers that the cover-up of a chemotherapy nanovirus experiment has gone awry. As a disgraced researcher becomes entangled in the mystery of Medora, North Dakota, the President fights off a modern age of imperialism. As policemen flee from children and mothers brandish hacksaws, the country's fate will depend on the civil war between humankind and the dead. Welcome to Medora, population zero and spreading.
Nigel Butler is moving on from the attack on Joe Denato, who was his employer and mentor. Yes, he did take revenge against the New York City mob and the Russian mafia, but what else could you expect from an ex-SAS team member and loyal butler. Cindy Denato, Joe's wife and her family are trying to make a new life, while Nigel works to protect them from further reprisals from the Russian mafia. In the middle of a crisis created by the brother of one of the Russians that Nigel killed the previous year in New York City, MI-5 comes to America to ask Nigel to go on a special mission to England to protect the Queen and her family from a terrorist plot that was discovered by MI-5. Nigel does not want to leave Cindy and the children unprotected, but is pressured by both the English and the American governments to go undercover as a butler for the Royals. Nigel finally agrees to the assignment after coming up with a fix for the Denato situation. As he leaves a very delicate situation in the ...
Just when you think a job is finished, the real work starts!
The Lump, Meena, and Flynn embark on a journey to return the hated dragon, Red-Line, back to the Darklands. However, the visit stretches on longer than intended when the party encounters a previously unknown civilization. Meanwhile, back home turmoil abounds as political unrest rocks the three Lands. Will the Lump ever find peace or will he be forever embroiled in his quest?
Dragon In The Darklands is the third and final book in The Lump Adventures, an epic fantasy with a few laughs thrown in for good measure.
Governments around the world track our emails, phone calls, and browser history. Most people know this and don't care, but there is a shadow organization that tracks much more. They are the Thought Police. They influence every method of communication, and therefore, our lives. Nearly everything the world knows to be true is misdirection and misinformation. Politics, finance, news, war, entertainment, opinion, everything... is influenced by the Thought Police. It is an autonomous organization that answers to no one.
It is only fitting the people who work for the Thought Police are found living in the shadows. Rose Uhyrek is a gifted mechanic working in a small auto shop in the middle of nowhere. Zach Saxon is a computer programmer who influences others from the back of the pack. Neither are in the spotlight. Their simple and uneventful lives would change radically as they're thrust into a world of espionage and intrigue.
Zach Saxon is unlike any recruit identified by the Thought ...
A mystery thriller novel you will not forget.
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Genre: Short Stories Length: 145 Pages (4,644 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Some Murders are accidental.
Some are committed in a fit of passion.
And some are done just for fun.
When D.I. Todd 'Todger' Turnbull is called upon to investigate the death of Amanda Thomas, nothing he had ever dealt with before could prepare him for what he would find.
With no apparent reason for the murder and no clue to the killer, Todd knows he has to work fast if he is to prevent another murder.
Can DI Turnbull solve the mystery of the Candy Killer, or will there be another death in the town of Elisworth...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Length: 321 Pages (3,247 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
The Reverie - a magically constructed world accessible only through a few ancient doorways. Sasha's new home backs onto a forest that houses just one such portal. The young woman's dreams have been strange and mysterious of late, and in the waking hours she finds herself travelling paths walked while sleeping - paths that lead her to the old stone doorway. On the other side she is immersed in a world of druids and magic and fantastical creatures. The stoic and handsome Desmond serves as her guide to this mystical place.
But there is a darker side to the Reverie. The druid clans exist in this simple world, vying to increase their holdings and power. Some of the clans are more devious than others, using steel, sorcery, and subterfuge to achieve their aims. Sasha finds her entrancing adventure suddenly halted when she stumbles into the conflicts that rage between clans. Even Desmond, a powerful druid, can't protect her when tensions break and war washes over the Reverie.
Sasha walks a ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 550 Pages (2,201 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Stella, a seemingly ordinary princess, embarks on a journey of self-discovery, prompted by a mysterious source. She braves a divided world, making new friends and enemies along the way. Boundless determination and knowledge of the world through books drives her, but nothing can prepare her for what she's fated to discover. The gods have abandoned mankind, the time of the gifted nears its end, and now, the future of the world rests on Stella's shoulders.
Forget-Me-Not, Oregon, Book 1
Welcome to Forget-Me-Not, Oregon, a magical place filled with magical people. A place that's most special just around Halloween, when the boundary between worlds thins and all things are possible.
Just Another Scarecrow Love Story
Love Doesn't Care if You're Real...
Annabella Paxton, earth witch and single parent, lives on her apple orchard with her three-year-old daughter, Melanie. During the annual Scarecrow Trail event, Mellie helps to create their exhibit and names her scarecrow Carter. It's all just a little girl's imagination, but when she is given a gold box and obsesses over its contents -- a man she's also named Carter -- Belle begins to worry. Yet she can't help but wish the man Mellie describes were real.
Carter Trelawney has spent over a century under a warlock's spell. Trapped in a gold box, he has neither form nor substance, and when a little girl's wish propels him into a scarecrow, he begins to dream of a life beyond ...
Genre: Holidays Length: 194 Pages (14,389 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Fren stopped walking and turned to me, brushing my hair off my face with his hand.
"Neemna, you have to understand that he will not come back for you. He has been alone too long, through too many lifetimes. He is a warrior, so the call to battle will always be stronger than yours can ever be. You should forget him. It was a mistake."
Perhaps it had been a crazy and beautiful fantasy, to think, even for one moment, that she could lay claim to such a wonderful prize - that she could possibly be enough for someone like Kas'paa - after all, he had gone; he hadn't waited for her.
Nina has returned to Alveron - this time with Cathy and Lizzie in tow - but all is not well there and she is not sure who she can trust. When she discovers that the Ore-els have taken Falco in her place, she embarks on a perilous journey to the desert kingdom.
What happened to all of those fairytale happy endings at the end of every children's tale and rom-com? That's what August wondered to herself as she swiped her way to nothing but getting ghosting, meaningless sex, and feelings of emptiness. Finding love proved to be nothing like it was in the movies. There was no leading man coming to sweep her off her feet, instead she had to learn how to pick herself up after every disappointing date. In order to distract a fellow scorned single, she tells the tale of how she started out addicted to finding "the one" and ended up searching for a way to recover from dating as a millennial.
Worldwide famine has spawned a voracious evil. Cannibals are running rampant, devouring anything, and anyone they can catch. The sick and wounded are easy prey with nowhere to turn.
Enter Vega, a renowned trauma surgeon bent on saving Humanity, who opens a hospital dubbed The Pearly Gates. With his ex wife at his side, they cobble together a ragtag staff of survivors to get the ER off the ground.
Cutting, stitching, and curing while fending off constant attacks from the cannibal contingency is a huge task as the clacking jaws of the eaters threaten to keep the hearts of the heroes in the throes of tachycardia.
In the summer of 1914, as overburdened diplomats anxiously bustled between the capital cities of Europe, the Serbian government asked the world how it was that they could be held responsible for the actions of "those demented children" of Austrian territory. Those "children" were a group of Bosnian activists called the Young Bosnians, belonging to a former Ottoman colony that had recently been annexed by Austria-Hungary, and who one sunny June day assassinated Franz Ferdinand, the Heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, so providing the pretext for the First World War and the resultant carnage. This is the story of those "children", their influences and the times in which they lived. Although much of the narrative is drawn from documented historical events and most of the characters retain their original names and actions, their words and motives have, in many cases, been contrived in order to drive a hypothesis that is neither original nor completely implausible. In fact, conspiracy ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 165 Pages (326 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
"Give me gossip or Sherlock Holmes, and I take gossip every time. The detective's first aid and ever present help in time of doubt."
Why should anyone want to murder a man like Alfred Brown? Yet slain he was, in his own home and with a poker. The murder seems to be connected to a bout of religious fervour gripping the village of Oldfordham - in particular a battle royal between the Reverend Alexander Childs, and his nemesis Duke Dell, boxer turned revivalist preacher. But Deputy Chief Constable Bobby Owen has numerous other local suspects, and local gossips, to contend with in a puzzler of a case that indeed might lead anywhere.
It Might Lead Anywhere was first published in 1946, the twenty-second of the Bobby Owen mysteries, a series eventually including thirty-five novels. This edition features a new introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
"What is distinction?... in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time." Dorothy L. Sayers
Take a look into the love lives of billionaires in this steamy romance collection! This passionate collection proves that love and romance are better when shared.
You know what they say - "Three's Company". Forty-three-year-old billionaire Christian Terry is in deep water after the government begins investigating him. Determined to get to the bottom of the allegations, Christian goes to the news reporter who broke the case. However, Alison Cooper refuses to give up her source. Despite Christian's frustration with her, he finds that he's got mixed feelings about her. He also realizes that she is full of surprises!
In "I Do... " Olivia discovers that her fiancé has been unfaithful the night before her wedding. Though she is feeling relieved because she's been having doubts, she also feels incredibly ashamed. Embarrassment causes her to make a risky decision by accepting her step-brother's hand in marriage! Though she feels better after a passionate night with Elliot on a weekend trip ...
Hilarie Walsh just wants to lay low during her senior year after being branded the class tramp by her loathsome ex. Unfortunately for her, she doesn't escape the notice of the new kid Eric Lawington, the arrogant but incredibly sexy son of a billionaire who makes the rich heirs and heiresses at her school look middle-class in comparison. At first, she wants nothing to do with him, but Eric is nothing if not persistent and evident sparks fly between them.
However, jealousy, the past, and a drama-making twin with a history of wrecking his sibling's happiness threaten their relationship...
***A 70,000+ word novel featuring an alpha male, some insta-love, and some sexy times!***
All the hardness left her face. Her eyes turned wide; her mouth stopped glowering. She looked vulnerable, like she could fall into pieces at any moment. "I don't know if I should be relieved or scared that you've stopped acting like a jerk."
"Why should you be scared?"
"Most of the time, guys are ...
Clara Conner wakes in Dover Hospital with only hazy memories of the devastating yacht explosion that put her there.
With her husband, Patrick, missing and presumed dead, she is haunted by disturbing nightmares of the accident. But when she discovers her husband had been leading a criminal double life and owed a lot of money, she begins to suspect her sinister dreams may actually be very real flashbacks - and that the explosion may have been no accident after all.
So when a mysterious man appears to be watching the house and following Clara's every move, her fears for her safety grow- and for that of her twelve-year-old son. Could the killer be back to finish the job? Set amidst Dover's turbulent underworld, Twisted Things is a taut and emotional thriller from an internationally bestselling author.
Praise for Madge Swindells:
'Irresistible... keeps your emotions trembling over hundreds of pages' - Mail on Sunday
'Dynasty-shaping plot, tear-inducing romance, edge of seat ...
"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." - Albert Einstein
Outlaw quantum physicist Johnny Twain believes he can see a stark future - a post-war world where humans are extinct. He must fight his own war - against his government, against his conscious, and against reality...
Brian Nyx savored the moment, sitting down next to his patient - prisoner! - a pestering voice somewhere in his mind chirped. He settled into the light brown, soft leather chair with uninterrupted time to actually relax, read, and begin to learn the many whats, whys, and reasons for the thousands of carefully tangled circuits he had personally tucked into the reaches of Johnny Twain's skull.
He mentally listed and itemized the basic questions he wanted to answer. Who was Johnny Twain? What had he done? Who had he pissed off to make the united states government so determined to crack apart his mind? Why had he been personally assigned to peel away every ...
Pride and Prejudice variation.
After the ball at Netherfield Fitzwilliam Darcy left Hertfordshire scared of his rapidly developing feelings for Elizabeth Bennet. What if another man had appeared in her life, both wealthy and attractive, certain of his affection for her and wishing to marry her? What if in Kent Darcy had met Elizabeth who was practically engaged to another man? How would he have dealt with an unexpected rival and would he face the challenge?
It contains bonus story No Other Way.
SURREAL, SUPERNATURAL, PARANORMAL, TRANSCENDENTAL, UNCANNY?
The Axe: The desolate Australian outback is not a place to become stranded without water. Is it the stone axe which leads the desperate man to think he has been saved? Or is it all in his mind and is death creeping up silently?
Alfredo: Is it possible to place a curse on a violin, a curse which will hunt down the members of just one family?
The Mist: The becalmed yacht drifts into a misty haze in the hour before dawn, gliding into the raging fires of an oily hell of wartime death and destruction. A wounded sailor in the water fights for his life. Is it now, today, the new millennium, or is it really the 24th May 1944?
The Bed: A marriage needs a bed. It needs more than just a mattress laid out on a bedroom floor. But will the old iron bed, a piece of junk spurned by everyone else, provide the rest and comfort that is so necessary to a marriage?
Stanley Figgis was a simple man and lived a simple life, he had a daily routine that he followed to a T. Little did Stanley know that his work at Viruson Technologies, creating a vaccine for a newly discovered virus would have such an impact on himself and the rest of the world.
Ten years on, Matt lives in Stanley's home town of Highfield, UK. Life is hard. Mutated Creatures have begun to appear and terrorise the world and its inhabitants. It's now up to Matt, his friend Sarah, and Ben, the baddest guy in town, to put an end to the Creatures and to find out what really happened to Stanley Figgis.
Trapped both in a marriage and a life she does not want, Nicole Blackwell commits suicide. It was her belief that both her problems and very existence would end as soon as she pulled the trigger. Instead, she finds herself in a bright, sterile world, occupied by the deceased. She is in purgatory, but the inhabitants simply call it the City.
Nicole must now atone for her life's mistakes by learning the lessons provided to her. She is guided by Leonard Kozlowski, a surfer who drowned at age nineteen. Along the way, Nicole befriends Anastasia Romanova, a Russian Grand Duchess, who was executed during the First World War. As they navigate their way through the City, Nicole slowly accepts sole responsibility for her life's shortcomings and unhappiness.
Unknown to Nicole, she is no ordinary soul seeking redemption in the afterlife. She has been chosen by an archangel to complete a mission of utmost importance. It is only after her lessons are complete that Nicole learns the truth and is ...
Over twenty years after their mother left the seaside resort of Aycliffe on the English coast, Elizabeth and Francis Edwards, visit on holiday. They are invited by long-time friends of their mother, who are saddened to hear of her death.
Upon arrival, the siblings soon discover that the sleepy seaside town is plagued by family drama and plots of self-preservation. Gossip, greed, deceit, and lust are the vices hidden under the sands of time. As Elizabeth and Francis unearth the truth about their mother's life at the resort, a shocking revelation comes to the surface. In the end, lovers find the courage to embark on adventures, while others accept change and new lives.
(Historical fiction, set in 1840, with romantic and family saga elements.)
This eBook edition of "Sentimental Education" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Sentimental Education is an autobiographical novel. The story focuses on the romantic life of a young man at the time of the French Revolution of 1848. The novel describes the life of a young man (Frédéric Moreau) living through the revolution of 1848 and the founding of the Second French Empire, and his love for an older woman. Flaubert based many of the protagonist's experiences (including the romantic passion) on his own life. The novel's tone is by turns ironic and pessimistic; it occasionally lampoons French society. The main character, Frédéric, often gives himself to romantic flights of fancy. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was an influential French writer who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country. He is known especially for his debut novel, Madame Bovary and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and ...
Genre: Biographical Length: 486 Pages (1,242 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
I often stare at the walls and wonder what's beyond them.
The Elders tell me that nothing but sin, sadness, and disease lie beyond the wall.
Sometimes I hear things, noises that are strange to me. They're often faint, and when I ask the Elders what those sounds are, they tell me they are the tortured souls of thousands of people behind the gates of hell. I don't know what they mean.
I dream of leaving these walls, but the Elders insist this is the only place we're safe. They talk about danger, hatred, and the devil himself waiting just beyond. They tell us the walls were built to keep us safe.
Although I believe the Elders, I want to see the outside world for myself.
But there's no way out.
Or so I thought...
*Physical and emotional abuse. Recommended for 16+. Contains distressing content.
Luna Caged: Behind the Wall is book 1 of 2.
Luna Freed: Beyond the Wall is book 2 of 2.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 238 Pages (4,242 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Avery Amelia Fox, a twenty-something, independent woman, is the only child of Avery and Amelia Fox, prominent citizens of the exclusive village of Hidden Oaks. Her name is both a blessing and a curse. A curse because her parents are well known in a world of insufferable snobs. A blessing because Avery, despite her abhorrence to her parents' world, loves them and is grateful for the advantages being a Fox offspring has allowed her.
Avery's childhood was spent with a succession of nannies and private schools. Her favorite was Nanny Jacqueline who entertained her with stories of growing up in a houseful of siblings. From an early age, Avery felt more comfortable with the household help than the children of her mother's arrogant acquaintances.
During the school year, Avery teaches creative writing courses at the community college. This summer she has rented a cabin in the hills of Somerset County writing romantic mystery novels.
Riding her Schwinn on a path in the remote hills she ...
"T.i.T" This is Thailand, like traveling through the looking glass to a land where things that didn't make sense in the rational world were the norm, and the norms of the rational world didn't apply.
A team of inept crooks hatch an unlikely plot to steal two tons of ivory before it is destroyed by Thai authorities, but others far more dangerous have similar plans. They soon find themselves running a shell game without knowing where the pea is hidden. As the body count rises, they become suspects in much more grievous offenses.
A young investigative reporter travels to Bangkok to research ivory smuggling and becomes involved in the lives of coyote dancers at an upscale gentlemen's club. She is accompanied by a wealthy industrialist who has been her best friend, benefactor, constant companion and confidant since she caused an accident which cost him his leg. They are everything to one another except lovers. Their nearly perfect relationship is thrown into turmoil when one of the ...
Meshed up words for messed up times. Creative word play for reading between the lines and lies. Part dictionary and part anthology of poems. Over one thousand new words and terms defined. Satiric poetry from a progressive viewpoint. Why bemoan the goings on in D.C. when you can laugh at them?
As the first volume in the trilogy The Queens of Dragonia, Gwri of Dragonia sets into motion a continuing struggle over who will reign over the realm of magic, and defend it.
Gwri of Dragonia is the rousing tale of a king
whose wife is murdered by a dragon. A dragon steals the dead queen's crown. The king's search for the murderer and his attempt to find and return the crown leads him to the one true queen, the woman who claims his heart.
The search is fraught with danger and adventure. Demons and evil entities abound as the king battles ever onward against increasingly difficult odds.
This high historical fantasy contains numerous clashes between of a rich diversity of magical creatures. There are dragons, faeries, humans, mermaids, angels, demons, monsters, mythical kings and a host of other beings. The creatures and entities that are out to slay dragons are not kind and gentle folk, and the dragons' responses to their brutal attackers is quite serious.
WARNING! A portion of ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 312 Pages (1,228 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Set in Atlanta circa 2010, Ken Price details his experiences as a college freshman who immediately stands out as unique among his peers at historic Jefferson-Tate. While trying to find his own path, Ken inadvertently follows in his serial killer father's footsteps. Envisions as a companion piece to Attaway's debut novel Demise of the Trinity, Price of the Trinity continues his exploration of a psychotic, violent protagonist struggling to find his place in the world. Kindle Edition features a bonus novella, Charles Price.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 433 Pages (1,369 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
The story tells of the making of the very first ball of fire.
Trinidad wavers between the British and the French and SouCou is a slave, stolen from her beloved homeland. Born a Sharman in Africa she is a prized possession because of her talents, she finds love then heart break but through it all she wants her daughter to be free. She refuses to believe that her new owner Governor Yant will keep any of his promises and instead bargains with the God of Fire, Shango to grant her, her heart's desire in exchange for her very soul ... but SouCou's rage is so powerful that she does not die, she is consumed by unquenchable hatred which is manifested through the fire and becomes a new creature of the night...
Genre: Historical Fiction Length: 212 Pages (6,827 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
"A must-read." Liliyana Shadowlyn, The Faerie Review
A little medieval fishing village which worships Poseidon, a young girl with a dark memory, a mysterious young nobleman who comes riding into town on a white stallion. What brings these three things together?
Llyr is unknown to the villagers of Chelle by the sea and unknown to Annabelle. What does he want with her? Why is he coming into town from the Duke's castle on the cliffs over the village?
The village is abuzz with the need to know. When the real reason Llyr is there, and the truth about who he is, comes out, the answers will forever change this simple little town under the gray cliffs.
By the Sea follows Annabelle as her life is changed in ways she never could have imagined.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 212 Pages (1,965 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Some call him the fat wizard, and others call him the portly prestidigitator. His name is Nor, and he prefers to be known as the Chubby Wizard. Along with his steadfast companions Bruce the bard and Kris the Elf-Kin, the Chubby Wizard protects Nydium from the most grave threats. When a manticore threatens the stability of the realm, the heroes set off to stop the foul beast from the Darklands. During their quest the group learns that the Chubby Wizard has unfortunate family ties and keep hearing about a mysterious wager. They run afoul of dwarves, get the cold shoulder from elves, and have to make a risky bargain with a gnome to advance their cause. When they discover the beast that is their adversary is in league with a necromancer, the stakes become much higher than first imagined. Will the odd collection of heroes save the realm or will the Chubby Wizard serve as an oversized snack for the manticore?
"It's a book, it has words and everything!" - Sean Keenan, Hero Movie ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 187 Pages (384 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Jill is deeply fond of an old and sickly tiger in London Zoo. But when war breaks out, she makes a shocking discovery. For reasons she can barely begin to understand, the tiger, along with many other dangerous animals in the zoo, is about to be killed. She vows to prevent that from happening, but finds herself powerless in an adults' world. That day, she begins a war of her own, a war to save a tiger.
Remy has always lived between the pages of her favorite novels. Dreaming of a chance to take an adventure of her own, she runs away from a town that has always frowned on her imagination and individuality. When life proves to be more than she can handle, Remy returns to the hometown she thought she had escaped. While she balances a family who is hell-bent on planning her life and a delicate relationship with her best friend Lucas, Remy realizes her dreams might have finally died out. But when Maddox arrives and reminds her of the adventure she's longed for her entire life, Remy is pulled in two directions.
The safe choice is Lucas, but her dreams will die. The adventure is with Maddox, but she'll burn the last bridge with her home and lose everyone she loves. What will she decide?
Remy's internal struggle between wanting something more but not knowing if she's capable tugs at the heartstrings of new adult readers, especially those struggling with their careers and passions. Those ...
My Husband's Dead Wife Lives, is a complete story in itself and can stand alone without the series. It simply takes place after Book # 1 (Revenge at Two Feather's Mine) in a new town, retaining only four of the original characters. Thinking himself to be a widower, Sheriff Colin McMaster has married Katrina Colby, his deputy from the town of Two Feathers, (she is commonly called K. C.). Upon arriving at their new town of Semper's Pass, Colin is shocked to meet up with his former wife Amelia, who had believed Colin to be dead and so married Jean-Paul Quebedeaux. He meets his daughter whom he had thought had died just before birth. How does he tell K. C. that his dead wife is alive? How does Amelia tell her husband that Colin is alive? What do they tell their children? To whom are they married? To whom belongs their allegiance?
As the year progresses, the complexities of the McMaster and Quebedeaux families grow. Does even the Bible have answers for these hard questions that seem to ...
An anthology of Mail Order Bride & Christian Romance... Gemma swept her eyes once again over the empty street. She wasn't sure how long she'd been standing there but it had certainly been a while. What kind of irresponsible man kept his bride waiting at the court house on the day they were supposed to marry?
"He's still not here, Miss?" Gemma tried to ignore the pitying tone of the justice of the peace. Of course, he must think all kind of things about her already.
"I truly don't know if he will show up," she finally admitted sadly, looking at the floor in shame.
"Oh, I know Tuck. He must be busy with something to miss such an important day as this." Gemma could tell that he was genuine when he spoke of Tuck but she could also spot a bit of worry in his face.
Maybe they had never met before, but they'd agreed to be married. Surely that must mean something to Tuck. It had to her.
She fumbled with her sun bonnet. It was nearing dusk now and Gemma began to wonder where she would spend ...
A dark heroine. Space warfare. Magic.
Carina Lin is a mage with a mission. After her parents' disappearance when she was a toddler, she was brought up by her grandmother. Then the old lady's death left her a slum brat, alone and friendless on a godforsaken planet at the ass-end of the galaxy.
All she wants is to find other mages like herself, but her plan is fraught with danger. Warring clans are fighting for galactic supremacy, and if they discover her powers she risks slavery and torture.
A golden opportunity arises to fulfil her dream and win her heart's desire. But if she loses, death will seem inviting.
Star Mage Quest is book one in the dark, exciting space fantasy, Star Mage Saga.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 322 Pages (1,702 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
Life hasn't been kind to Adam Sellars lately...
In the past year he has broken up with his fiancee, barely survived a terrible car wreck, and had his brother's family vanish while he lay unconscious in the hospital. Since then he has been a crippled shell going through the motions of life with nothing but the search for his brother to keep him going.
But Adam is about to discover that things can still take a turn for the worse. Much worse.
His quest for his brother has brushed up against a very dark corner of the world and something has come out of that darkness with an unholy vengeance. He can't fight it, he can't hide from it, and not even the police can protect him as his world descends into chaos.
His only hope lies in a mysterious pair of strangers who have appeared out of nowhere with an offer of aid. But they have their own agenda, and his survival may not be their top priority. Now Adam must keep his wits about him and learn to believe in himself again as events send him ...
... intoxicating... and nail-biting...
A young nurse is savagely killed on Galveston's seawall. The murderer slices her running shorts from her body as his trophy and tosses her over the wall to the rocks below.
As dawn breaks, a bedraggled street person, wearing four layers of old, tattered clothes, emerges from the end of the jetty, waving his arms and talking to people only he hears. He trips over the body, checks for a pulse and, instead, finds a diamond bracelet which he puts in his pocket. He hurries across the street, heading for breakfast at the Salvation Army two blocks away, leaving his footprints in blood as he goes.
Wayne Little, former Galveston prosecutor and now Houston trial lawyer, learns that his older brother has been charged with capital murder for the killing. At first he refuses to be dragged back into his brother's life. Once a brilliant lawyer, Dan's paranoid schizophrenia had captured his mind, estranging everyone including Wayne. Finally giving in to ...
Dr. Emma Steele is baffled when she finds herself dressed in mental health blues, tied to a stretcher, in her own ER.
She was hunting for a killer. She found him.
Just as he found her.
He planted evidence accusing her of his crimes.
She's innocent, so she'll be free soon. She has friends who'll help.
Things can't get any worse.
Her challenges: A community decimated by the raging opioid epidemic. A charming psychopath dealing in drugs and sex. A daughter who hates her. An ex who doesn't. Blood, guts, and death. Betrayal. And wine.
A captivating page-turner for medical junkies. Growing suspense, breathless twists and turns, crisp dialogue, unforgettable characters, and dark ER humor.
A cocktail of medicine and suspense in the vein of Gerritsen, Cornwell, and Cook.
You'll love OVERDOSE if you crave ER drama with split seconds separating life from death. You'll love it if blood, drugs and dislocated joints give you the warm fuzzies. You'll love it ...
Genre: Medical Length: 416 Pages (1,075 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
What would you do in a modern-day nuclear crisis? Would you leave behind your job at the risk of being fired if nothing -- which you pray for -- happens? Twin brothers Sheldon and Ellis are keeping a close eye on the development of a war between China and the United States. When it looks like it is about to go nuclear, they realize how close they are drawing the line between evacuation and sheltering in place.
On the eve of the war, one brother is poised to head for their remote desert ranch while the other constructs a hasty shelter for his wife who refuses to leave. Their individual choices are dilemmas that many of us would face if our coworkers and bosses remained unconvinced that a nuclear holocaust was just days away. Can they make it out in time and is a shelter of cobbled together materials enough to protect from deadly fallout?
Late For Doomsday is a novella that looks at the often neglected aspects of nuclear war in action; evacuation and shelter life. Join the brothers ...
Real love never lets you go
After the tears stop, she's tormented, and him not being there is painful, but the worst thing is not knowing why.
When Joe left Ripley a note saying he'd always love her, but he had to go, her heart is broken.
Why would he have left in the middle of the night? If he loved her, what could have driven him away?
Years later, Ripley discovers where Joe is. She has questions which have plagued her life and she needs answers. Joe reveals a secret, the reason he had to leave, and her world is once more torn apart. Only one person can unlock the past and set Ripley and Joe free to love again, but there's a price to pay.
If you like riveting romance, you'll love Jacqui Penn's dramatic look at lost love and second chances.
When a young boy Syrdan arrives to a mythical city of Averot'h, everything seems perfect. Both humans and wizards live here in peace and harmony, four Spires shine brightly high in the skies, wizards cruise the air on their tephirs and an Arena, a place of a magic tournament, is just amazing...
But within the City of Mages, something is badly wrong. What was meant to be a brief trip turns into a battle to save his brother, his new love and his own life from the most powerful of mages...
An entertaining young adult novella from a unique fantasy world is just the first book of the Averot'h saga.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 157 Pages (4,095 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Oct 26th, 2020
MEET DURWOOD OAK JONES, THE MAN READERS ARE CALLING "A LITERARY JACK REACHER."
Book two in the epic Third Chance Enterprises series, Dear Durwood is a standalone mystery pitting uncompromising principle against big city greed.
Durwood Oak Jones is a man of few indulgences. One he does allow is a standing ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine soliciting "injustices in need of attention."
This month's bundle of letters includes one from Carol Bridges, mayor of the dusty, blue-collar town of Chickasaw, Texas. For nearly a century, Chickasaw has relied on the jobs and goodwill of Hogan Consolidated, a family-run manufacturer of industrial parts. Now East Coast lawyers and investment bankers have taken aim at the company. The citizens of Chickasaw fear it may be acquired or bankrupted, leading to massive layoffs -- effectively destroying the town.
Durwood and his trusty bluetick coonhound, Sue-Ann, fly to Texas to see what can be done. They find a young CEO born with a silver spoon in his ...
Protector. Angel. Assassin... and now Queen.
Evie is now queen of the protectors, and rumoured queen of the demons aswell, but dealing with the black magic she can't control is far more dangerous than either of those titles.
The protectors have fallen, demons along with them, and earth is not far behind.
Can Nix, Trex, Connor and Azi help Evie survive a power no one understands? Or knows how to stop...
With random portals opening everywhere on earth, a war to be won and Cex tracking her every move, can the assassin-now queen- win the war?
Demons will rule.
Lilyan joins Patriot spies in British-occupied Charlestown, South Carolina, to rescue her brother from a notorious prison ship. She'll lie, steal, kill or be killed in order to protect her family. Desperate for help, she seeks out Nicholas, a scout with Francis Marion's partisans. Together the pair set out to save her brother. But will they reach him in time? Or will her growing feelings for Nicholas compromise their mission and send the pair to the gallows?
Illumination Book Awards Winner
Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature.
Haley Donahue's husband has been missing in action for more than a year, a year of waiting and pain as she watches other soldiers return home to their families. Determined to build a better life for her toddler, Ryan, Haley relocates to Nashville and takes a job as nanny to a little girl learning to live without her mother.
Ethan Richardson knows Haley will be gone in a heartbeat if her Air Force husband returns, and as a man whose daughter has already been abandoned by one woman, that's not a thought he likes. But his daughter forms an instant bond with her new nanny, whose own grief and feelings of abandonment offer an understanding that his daughter needs, and so he welcomes Haley to his family.
When Ethan begins to form the same bond, not just with Haley but with her son Ryan, visions of becoming a real family compel him to reach out to an old friend. Wanting to help Haley move on with her life and find the closure she needs, Ethan asks his friend at the Pentagon to investigate ...
Storm is book 18 in the Reed Security Series and should be read in order.
I had one job, get Jessica "Rabbit" Finley to sell her property to Reed Security. I could do that. I was Army Strong. Hell, I took down bad guys for a living. I could handle this sexy vixen. No problem. Except, she's a little crazy. She thinks that there are ghosts on her property, and she has the men at Reed Security believing her too. But then I found out her history and it had me wondering... Was she really crazy?
I've never known who I really am. My family history has been contorted into something that I can only hope to unravel in my lifetime. But then I got a clue that led me to buy this creepy insane asylum. I was told there were answers here and I'm finding them, along with ghosts that still haunt this estate. There's an upside, though. There's a sexy man here to keep me company. But the closer I get to finding my answers, the closer I get to being locked up in the asylum myself.
"Can I ...
Faithful to all. Focused on duty. Fearful of expectations.
The catastrophic Storm of 2020 wiped out seven billion lives in one horrible, fateful day. Among the mere hundreds remaining, 17-year old Matthew Cane lives a privileged life. His friends support him. His beautiful, caring girlfriend would do anything for him. And his brilliant father is the president of the new United States, giving him access and power. Yet beneath Matt's confident exterior, fear consumes him -- fear of following in his father's footsteps, fear of being unable to please others, and fear of everyone learning his secret. He is no genius, unlike his father, his revered grandfather--one of the brightest people who ever lived and the founder of Project RM--and the other 43 Renaissance men and women (known as RMs) in their little community.
But when Matt's late mother speaks to him in a dream, he begins to suspect all is not what it seems. He and a group of trusted friends start to look under the perfect surface ...
Bethany, Mississippi, is a quaint, step-back-in-time type of town, where its only protection is the symbolic white picket fences. But even small communities have big secrets. Even the perfect family. And their white picket fences can't protect them from the tragedies that lurk around the corner.
When a mysterious stranger saves a young girl from drowning in a secluded river, the question rises is he trustworthy or not? Where did he come from? Why does he keep hanging around the twelve-year-old girl he saved?
This tight-knit community is connected by more than their zip code. Their lives and secrets are woven into a tapestry of heartache and pain. As life unravels, there is a common thread that holds them all together. It's their decision to grab onto it or let it choke them.
What other secrets are they hiding?
Are any worth killing or dying for?
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