When the nearby town turns out to put out a fire on the estate of Valpinson, they find the owner, Count Claudieuse, shot to dead. The testimony of a village idiot and other evidences points out to M. de Boiscoran, a neighbor of the Count. Boiscoran refuses to provide an alibi for himself despite the begging of his fiancée, so she goes on a quest to discover the truth.
With The Mysteries of Udolpho; Ann Radcliffe raised the Gothic romance to a new level and inspired a long line of imitators. Portraying her heroine's inner life; creating a thick atmosphere of fear; and providing a gripping plot that continues to thrill readers today; The Mysteries of Udolpho is the story of orphan Emily St. Aubert; who finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the medieval castle of her aunt's new husband; Montoni. Inside the castle; she must cope with an unwanted suitor; Montoni's threats; and the wild imaginings and terrors that threaten to overwhelm her.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 763 Pages (1,985 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
In 2019, America marked the 150th anniversary of completing the transcontinental railroad. In this exciting retelling of winning the West, a former soldier, Colton Rusk, finds himself in Indian battles, train wrecks, troubles with Hell on Wheels, and facing the challenges of achieving the impossible. His adventures place him next to Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Dodge, and the unethical Dr. Thomas Durant as they struggle to join East and West. The railroad's construction is one of America's most enduring stories. Colton's adventures prove the spirit that won the West was anything but polite.
Based on actual historical events. Contains 30 historic photographs, including several believed never before published.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Paul Elmer More. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Forgive Meby Emrys ApolloPrice verified 60 minutes ago
Dominic Aeris has been taken from his home by the Dark King, a man who claims to love him. He doesn't know if that's the truth, but he can't deny the slow growing chemistry between them.
King Stephen wants to keep his new charges safe and prepare for his upcoming wedding, but when Dominic falls ill due to Stephen's magic, he has to put aside those plans and work on making Dominic well again.
Will they learn to see eye to eye, or are the two men doomed to never know the other beyond mistrust and fear?
This is a slowburn YA gay romance story, non-sexual with a bittersweet ending.
The present book 'Humorous Ghost Stories' is a collection of classic humorous ghost stories that will haunt you as well as tickle you at the same time. These stories were written by the famous fiction writer Dorothy Scarborough. It was first published in the year 1921.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 153 Pages (2,805 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
The King in Yellow' is a collection of short stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers. It was first published in 1895. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories; and the book has been described by critics as a classic in the field of the supernatural. There are ten stories; the first four of which mention 'The King in Yellow'; a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 225 Pages (2,118 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
Pride and Prejudice Regency forced marriage scenario. While visiting her friend Charlotte at Hunsford cottage Elizabeth finds herself in a compromising situation with Mr Darcy. Forced by the unfortunate circumstances she had to reconsider his offer of marriage. Will she find happiness in a marriage to the man whom she professed to hate?
"I wish to apologize for my aunt's behaviour," Darcy said. "It was uncalled for."
She raised an eyebrow. "Your aunt's behaviour?"
"Yes, indeed. She has offended you gravely and you did nothing to deserve such treatment. I have never been engaged to my cousin. Neither did I ever have any romantic intentions towards her. I have never cared for the rumours that might have circulated about us. I have never denied them, though. I can see now that my attitude could have created the impression for some people, my aunt included, that I was willing to marry Anny one day. That has never been ...
A collection of gothic short stories by famous American writer; journalist Ambrose Bierce; 'Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories' was first published in the year 1913. These stories are spine chilling and has grave ghostly descriptions.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 83 Pages (1,793 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
Such ghost stories are a source of pleasure; and are read as a pastime and are often vastly enjoyed; because though the reader is a bit afraid of what he does not know; still he likes to be assured that ghosts do not in reality exist.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 126 Pages (1,153 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
SINCERITY OF HEART - A collection of modern Austen inspired short stories, themed around different holidays and seasons. Melissa Buell has taken her HOLIDAYS WITH JANE stories and compiled them into one anthology. Sweet, clean romance!
"Concealed Spark" - A MANSFIELD PARK Story
Living with the Bertram family in order to attend prestigious Sotherton Academy is Felicity Price's best prospect for a college scholarship. It isn't all bad given that she is able to see Everett Bertram frequently. Felicity hopes that the True Hearts Ball will be when Everett finally sees her true heart. After concealing love for so long, can it spark to life?
"Whine and Wineries" - A SENSE AND SENSIBILITIES Story
After their father dies, the Dashwood girls must make room for their half-brother John and his wife Franny in their Hollywood Hills home. When Franny's brother Edward shows up unexpectedly, Elinor finds a new friend.But any dreams of something more are crushed when the girls have to move far ...
This is the back story of James Wilkes Jr. one of the most pivotal characters in "The Six Samurai of the West" series.
Infamous killers, cheats, and raiders, the Wilkes gang was renowned for trouble. Lawmen trembled and savvy outlaws always avoided their territory.
James Wilkes, the faux father to his orphaned outlaw brothers and leader of their famous gang, had lived a life of lechery. Feeling the pressure of time imposing an internal change upon him, he looked for something different.
What happens when a bad man tries to change his ways? Will his nefarious outlaw brothers follow his instincts or resist?
CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE SIX SAMURAI OF THE WEST SERIES
Book 1: The Demise of the Wilkes Gang (prelude)
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Liberty's Dream are back! Having only just escaped their last missions with their lives, Milo, Liberty, and the rest of the squad are looking forward to a period of recuperation.
However, following an unexpected meeting, it quickly becomes obvious that Milo's discoveries will have a far reaching effect not only on his own squad, but on the whole population of the Anastasia.
As the clock ticks down, the members of Liberty's Dream have to overcome their fears, forget their differences, and pull together. Not just with each other, but with all of their Galactic Division comrades, in order to ensure continued safety for their friends and families back home.
Lynched by the News Media as a Serial Killer, but Acquitted by the Court Room, Tom Blake now Fights to Protect his family's lives from being taken using the modus operandi of the Coroner Killer-- the same horrors he was accused of committing.
The spark of this story arose from the growing influence our News Media has on our court systems, and their desire to acquire more, to rise from merely swaying public opinion about a court case, to inciting viewers to demonstrations of hate and acts violence, disguised as our rights in protecting our homes and neighborhoods -- by insuring that the guilty are imprisoned, not set free by high-priced lawyers. We have to wonder about our families and futures if, like Tom Blake, we were suddenly arrested and charged with the grotesque murders of five high school girls -- not only murdered, but dissected while alive and kept alert with adrenaline but no painkillers, forced to watch themselves taken apart.
Like Tom we would likely believe that once ...
Before losing control of the car I heard Annie yell, "No! No way! No! Luke! Luke! Turn the wheel back! Turn the wheel back!"
The car skidded on the wet pavement, fishtailed.
Then we crashed into the tree.
All thoughts stopped.
The medics rushed me to the trauma center.
The next thing I remember I was suddenly floating above my body, I heard the cardiac monitor flat line, indicating that either my heart had just stopped or that I had died.
I wasn't frightened though. No.
In fact, I felt fine.
I experienced a tremendous sense of calm, well-being and painlessness.
My body might have been in trouble, but not me.
As I watched the operating procedure from the ceiling, aware that I no longer had any attachment to my physical self, none whatsoever, I realized I had become a mist, a vapor, a subatomic particle, something.
I hovered in the air, near the ultraviolet lights like a crumb on the back of a moth. I was still in tune with my senses, actually, I was more in tune ...
A renegade sheik named Ali Higg, known as the "Lion of Petra," has become a danger to British interests in Palestine. Jimgrim is an American secret agent working for British Intelligence who seeks to undermine Ali Higg's plans to raid British controlled territory and win him as an ally instead. He is joined by his compatriots Jeff Ramsden and Narayan Sing, a Sikh, who is very dangerous warrior.
A painter named Dollon gets arrested for a mysterious murder, but he is soon found dead in his cell. The corpse vanishes and his fingerprints turn up at a series of crime scenes. A young journalist and the sidekick of the famous detective Juve, Jérôme Fandor, gets involved into a spate of these terrible crimes and becomes increasingly convinced that they are linked by the agency of the terrible king of atrocity, Fantômas.
It's Christmas in Chicago in 1889, and amateur sleuth, Madeline Donovan, is looking forward to a joyous holiday. Since the tragedy, it has always been a difficult time for her, but she is determined this year will be different, perhaps even Jonathan will be here.
But that all changes abruptly when the mysterious red box with the dangling silvery bells attached arrives on Erie Street. The contents will shock her and the police, and set her on a path to stop a murderer.
All novels are unique and do not require reading the series in any order.
For more information about the Madeline Donovan mystery series, book excerpts, and to view trailers, please visit my website at www.madisonkentbooks.com
The Valley of the Giants is set on the edge of Humboldt Bay in the fictional town of Sequoia, California. Starting in 1850s, with John Cardigan founding the logging company to build a life for him and his son Bryce, the novel follows the ups and downs of the Cardigan family and the on-going rivalry with Colonel Pennington over logging rights and other business matters. When Bryce Cardigan returns home from the college he finds out that his father's company is in trouble and that Pennington is pushing them out of business. He must try to save the company and screw Colonel Pennington, while juggling a secret relationship with Shirley, Pennington's niece.
Jen Wallace has hit rock bottom.Faced with a growing pile of bills after getting laid off by the mega-corporation Crainfield Industries, Jen takes a part-time holiday job as an elf out of sheer desperation.
Jen quickly realizes that being an elf isn't so bad when you're working alongside
a Santa so hot he could melt the North Pole.
There's no fighting the sparks that light her up like a Christmas tree every time she's near him. And every time they touch. He seems too good to be true, a down-to-earth guy who's crazy about her.
But this Santa has a secret.
A billion dollar secret. This Santa is used to getting what he wants.
And Santa wants her.
Into Santa is a fun, fast, and flirty standalone holiday romantic comedy with a swoony HEA and zero cliffhangers.
If you love snarky elves, snuggling up on cold winter nights, and ridiculously handsome billionaires, this book is for you!
My life has spun out of control.
It wasn't just a knock on my door that altered it forever. No, it all started with him. Nic.
One innocent glance across a crowded bar set off a series of events that neither of us could control. Words like forever and for always became promises. It was intense, blinding even.
And then, he disappeared.
I tried to start over, but some things are unavoidable. At least, that's what I told myself when the man I thought I'd left behind suddenly reappears.
Every twist, turn, and trauma that follows forces me to question everything I thought was true. About him. About us.
But it's too late to walk away. Because Nic isn't the only one with something to hide -- I've been keeping a secret, too.
Author's Note: SAVAGE is the first book in a trilogy. It should not be read as a stand alone.
Dr. Adam Eastland, an aging history professor has a secret: He is a government-trained assassin known as the "Ghost" and he was involved in some of the most infamous murders of the 20th Century. He is called upon to do a job for an old client - kill a member of a prominent Tennessee family.
Beau Fullbright is a detective in a rural East Tennessee county who is finally starting to see his life come together when he crosses paths with the Ghost and a family as corrupt as it is powerful.
It's a wild ride as Fullbright finds love and becomes embroiled in the investigation of the man who killed Martin Luther King, Jr.
The story kicks off the first book of the Stolen Memories series.
The Time Travel Diaries of the humorous and romantic adventures of James Urquhart, from 2015 and Elizabeth Bicester whom he met at a cricket match in 1873 continue.
They have returned home for a bit of peace and quiet after stopping a Martian invasion of Earth and ruining the Weber Institute plan to take over the world.
Unfortunately they find themselves not only in a different future but a different aspect of themselves.
Moreover, the Martians are still trying to colonise Earth after their failed invasion. And Marco Batalia, the Director of ComsMesh, is loose in time trying to reconnect the interplanetary darknet to help them.
In their quest to get back to their own world, James and Elizabeth travel back and forth between Mars and Earth, drifting across time and space through different pasts and futures until eventually they find a home and in the process discover who the Martians really are.
Fairies will never look the same again.
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Arthur Jessup is running out of steam. In his final year as an undergraduate, he's been working himself ragged keeping up with the demands of work and school and the serious business of What Comes After Graduation.
Dmitri O'Hannahan has never really had anyone to depend on. Up until a few months ago, he's been the primary caretaker for his family, allowing his mother to spend her final months of life in comfort. Dmitri isn't sure how to relate to humans - the Malinois dogs he raises are much easier to understand and relate to. He's got trust issues a mile wide, and it doesn't help that some young, starry eyed kid has decided to make him persona non grata at his only real social outlet - the Locust Hill Shelter.
When Arthur comes into enough money to allow him to take a step back from his busy schedule, he decides to fill the void by volunteering at ...
Libby's life is going according to plan. She has one free summer before she starts her new job, which means she has time to do a favor for her best friend, Evan.
Libby agrees to keep an eye on Evan's grandma until he can find a permanent companion for her. How hard could it be?
But this particular grandma is determined to commit the perfect murder.
While Evan and Libby spend the summer protecting the world from Grandma Marcie's murderous plans, they find themselves blurring the fine line of friendship -- and there's no going back.
Note: this is a laugh-out-loud chick lit novel with a side of romance!
Four years after the disappearance of her father, Vanessa finds herself still unable to come to terms with reality. Riddled with her own journey, she must face her past head on.Diving back into her subconscious, Vanessa must navigate through her mind once more in hopes of rediscovering what it means to be alive.
A train is robbed by masked robbers on its way to the gold-mining region of the Rocky Mountains and a man is murdered ruthlessly in the process. Our hero who is the sole witness of the crime suffers a terrible brain fever and loses his memory including, the name of the murderer. But as fate would have it, the murderer is the leader of the gang but pretends to be a law-abiding citizen of the same town where our hero now lives with a new name and new identity. Will the murder be ever discovered? And will the justice be served in this hostile region? Read on!
From the author of Prescott Family, comes the next installment in the Enforcers of San Diego interconnected series, featuring a widower father who learns: sometimes forever has been in front of you all along...
After growing up in a household without a mother and with a father who could not care less, Mikey Leeds took his world into his own hands. Being drafted into the Ontario Hockey League at seventeen, then the National Hockey League at eighteen, should have been the height of his dreams... but that was only the icing on the cake.
Moving to Canada for hockey was only the beginning of the good life. It also brought him Trina Perri.
Life was good.
Life was perfect.
And it all came crashing down one night in late December.
Year after year, the twenty-third of December brings darkness into Mikey's life. He can't catch a break.
This December, he's taking a page from his own book. He's going to take back his life, and not let hockey superstitions hold him back.
He has an angel on ...
Trilogy: Book 1. Disgraced MI6 code breaker, Dr Geoff Turner, keenly answers a tabloid advertisement for an adventure in Egypt. Fascinated by the pyramid plateau region, the astute visitor soon unearths a mystery thanks to Horus, the god of the morning sun, who still spies upon the world from the American one dollar bill. Quite quickly, Dr Turner finds himself embroiled in a secret society of the world's elite who want to control every person upon the planet using digital chipping. Horrified by his discovery, Dr Turner survives several attempts on his life as he cunningly infiltrates the Power of the Triangle; the new world leaders by stealth.
Trying to socially engineer the world's population is not easy, especially when you discover that a pair of reluctant time travellers keep on getting in the way of your plan.
The problems all started when James Urquhart, science lecturer, living in 2015, was enjoying a walk in the countryside and met Elizabeth Bicester, a Victorian Cambridge graduate, at a cricket match at Hamgreen in 1873.
Of course, he didn't know it was 1873. All he knew was that he'd found a rather attractive woman who looked like she'd fallen straight out of a Tissot painting.
Perhaps if he hadn't left his phone and she hadn't picked it up, the story might have ended there.
But it didn't.
If only Time had stayed where it was, it would have been a lot easier for everyone.
"Puja Guha is a writer who knows the world of international finance, politics, and intrigue in a way very few have understood it before. But it's her writing that shines above all else."
- Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times Bestselling author of WHERE IT HURTS
SPY GAME meets A RUSSIA HOUSE with terrorism.
Former spy Petra Shirazi is forced to work with her nemesis the Ahriman, a retired Iranian assassin, to stop a terrorist plot against international commerce in Washington DC.
After the events of AHRIMAN: THE SPIRIT OF DESTRUCTION, Petra Shirazi settles into a life in Paris under the alias of Ana Zagini. Her new world comes crashing down after a visit from a former Agency colleague forces her back into fieldwork. As they race to stop a mole that has infiltrated the Agency, they uncover an insidious plot to destroy the leadership of the International Monetary Fund and place it in the control of a corrupt Russian politician. The investigation spirals downward and she is forced to ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 386 Pages (5,875 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
e-artnow presents the new halloween collection with meticulously picked titles for the lovers of classic thriler horror, mystery and the feel of goose bumbs while reading.
F. Marion Crawford:
The Dead Smile
The Screaming Skull... Arthur Machen:
The Great God Pan
The Three Impostors
The Hill of Dreams... John Kendrick Bangs:
Ghosts That Have Haunted Me
Devil in Iron
People of the Dark
Marie Belloc Lowndes:
From Out the Vast Deep
Eleanor M. Ingram:
The Thing from the Lake
The Sorrows of Satan
The Headless Horseman
The House of the Vampire
The Lancashire Witches
John R. Musick:
The Witch of Salem
Fred M. White:
Powers of Darkness
The Doom of London
Edgar Allan Poe:
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Masque of the Red Death
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Purloined Letter
The Turn of the Screw
The Ghostly Rental
H. P. Lovecraft:
The Dunwich Horror
The Shunned House
M. R. James:
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
Joanne Gray is a young woman traveling through the wild and rough parts of the West. As the train stops for a while, she asks for a place to stay, but gets sent to Bill Quade, one of the most crooked guys in that part of the back woods. Fortunately she meets a well known writer John Aldous who becomes her guardian, ready to step up when a lady is in danger.
James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. His adventure writing followed in the tradition of Jack London. Like London, Curwood set many of his works in the wilds of the Great White North. He often took trips to the Canadian northwest which provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. At least eighteen movies have been based on or inspired by Curwood's novels and short stories.
This exciting suspense thriller filled with interesting characters.
Sarah Hamilton, a beauty queen in a Wisconsin town, becomes involved with a dangerous man named Wayne Kirchner whose criminal activities lead to murder.
Robert Alma, a private detective from Chicago, is hot on the trail of Wayne.
Thomas Angelique, a wealthy young businessman, becomes ensnared in a tangled web of intrigue.
Embarking on a spiritual journey, Sarah makes several confessions at St. Faustina Church where she seeks absolution and advice from her parish priest to whom she tells her innermost secrets, confident that he will honor the seal of confession.
A kind young girl named Chloe, whose mysterious mystical gifts include precognition, plays an integral role in events that move steadily to a shocking, dramatic resolution.
Time seemed to change into slow motion as Sarah landed on the carpet. She saw blood spurt from her wound. Her mind filled ...
Celebration and scandal... Edmund Gale and Juliet Turner are getting married, and almost everyone is happy about it. With a much-anticipated visit to London and preparations for their wedding underway, Juliet has but a little time to endear herself to her future mother-in-law, and is determined to succeed, despite all obstacles.
Louisa Turner is happy that all her sisters will shortly be married, although she cannot abide being left the last to wed. A visit in London with the handsome Nash Weston amongst their party will surely change all that - but when his manner towards her changes, will she take a risk too far and ruin everything?
'Protector' follows the career of TiiNa Firestone, hybrid daughter of Greg Firestone, a human male, and NaDii Ix ChiiBi, a HaChii female. TiiNa finds that she must not only convince the residents of her father's home world of her worthiness to live in it, but to let her protect it, and all the worlds of the Human-HaChii Alliance.
Every night, Jonah Mills looks forward to her late shift at Robin's Diner because of one thing: seventy-nine year-old Marcus Clermont.
Since her parents' divorce and the death of his wife, they've been keeping each other company for almost a year. So when Marcus passes away, Jonah is devastated. At to make matters worse, one of his last wishes was for his grandson Gabriel to keep Jonah company, which wouldn't be so bad if he wasn't the complete opposite of Marcus. He's rude and arrogant, and Jonah wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel is determined to honor his grandfather's dying wish, no matter what Jonah says or does.
The more time they spend together, the more Jonah begins to see why Marcus chose to send Gabriel to her. She finds herself sharing things with him that she's never said out loud--her relief on the day her father left, her betrayal at her mother's abandonment, her growing frustration with her grade-school best friend. And not to mention her on-going writer's block. ...
Lanora was given a mission by a god but must rely on her wits to accomplish it. How could she protect the one who was granted magic, without any magic of her own?
Lanora was still grieving from the loss of her husband and child, and never thought that her mission might bring her love.
This book takes place about 300 years before the events in The Enhancer.
Unknown Guests is Clifford D. Simak's collection of alien contact stories. The author tells fascinating stories of human/alien relations both on Earth and distant planets.
The World That Couldn't Be
Hellhounds of the Cosmos
"My Southern Home: Or, the South and Its People" by William Wells Brown. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
In Day of Forgiveness we follow Tobias Sinclair, a former lawyer-turned-writer who is profoundly affected by an unpredictable series of events that suddenly transforms him from an isolated observer of human history into a fearless participant of events that ultimately lead to the New Age itself. An unexpected head injury triggers a flow of advanced knowledge that inspires Tobias to share his thoughts with the rest of the world, and may determine humanity's triumph of love over hate. The unique insight and wondrous vision of one man, along with his two devoted companions, may serve to uplift and transform a divided world on the brink of self-destruction into a planet of peaceful coexistence with a hopeful future.
After Violet Blake buys her nan's former home, she's shocked to find it in a state of neglect.
When the local renovation company come to assess the property, builder Milo makes it his mission to ensure Violet has a safe home to live in. But he has another mission too... to capture Violet's heart.
However buried family secrets threaten not only their budding relationship but to tear their families apart.
When the dust settles, can Milo and Violet have a happy ever after?
Genre: Family Life Length: 274 Pages (2,769 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
A Discovery of Witches meets Twilight in this mesmerizing paranormal romance...
Naomi Feldman has never understood the strange energy that hums beneath her senses. But when she comes across an ancient artifact that seems to beckon to her, she may finally find the answers she's been seeking.
Alaric, a centuries-old vampire, lives a solitary life by choice. When he's assigned to protect Naomi, long dormant emotions stir to life.
Pursued by a dangerous enemy and battling their growing attraction, Naomi and Alaric follow the mystery of the artifact from the museums of Athens, the streets of London, towards a confrontation that will decide the fate of two worlds...
Fans of Charlaine Harris, Deborah Harkness, and Karen Marie Moning will love Shadow Descendant, the first book of a mesmerizing paranormal romance series. Start reading now!
"Kate O'Keeffe does it again with another sweet romantic read of friendship and first dates." - Holly Kerr, author
When it comes to men, Marissa Jones is totally committed to not being committed. One major heartbreak is enough for her.
Against her better judgment, Marissa agrees to a pact with her friends to marry the next guy she dates. But she isn't going to take any chances. For her, it's a numbers game, and one last first date just isn't enough. So, she ups the ante--three first dates with three very different guys, all in one day.
But can any of these men live up to her high standards?
Despite a few bumps in the road, from the three, she chooses The One. That is until the motorcycle-riding ex she never got over turns up, changing everything.
In the end, do you choose love or does love choose you?
Escape to New Zealand in this fun, feel-good chick lit story.
Readers LOVE Three Last First Dates!:
"This entire series is so funny, romantic, well written, and needs to be ...
Genre: World Literature Length: 222 Pages (1,934 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
Carmilla' is a gothic novel by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It is regarded as one of the early works of vampire fiction and predates Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' by 26 years. First published as a serial in 'The Dark Blue' in 1871; the story is narrated by a young woman - Countess Karnstein; who is preyed upon by a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla is later revealed to be Mircalla.
Genre: Fantasy Length: 128 Pages (2,066 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
The Island of Doctor Moreau' is an 1896 science fiction novel; by English author; H. G. Wells. The story is about Edward Prendick; a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau; who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes; including pain and cruelty; moral responsibility; human identity; and human interference with nature. Wells described the novel as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy".
Genre: Fantasy Length: 144 Pages (1,778 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
PLEASE 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.
" If you have stumbled across this page and haven't read the whole series from the start, then you don't know what you are missing, drop everything, download all five books in the series and settle in for some serious laughter to help keep you warm this winter! Looking forward to the next book and still wondering why this series hasn't been scooped up for the movie rights!!!"--MarlaB, Amazon reviewer
When an armed robbery at Final Spinz, the dry cleaners where hardened matriarch Fionnuala Flood works, leads to the death of beloved pensioner Mrs. Ming, the ensuing investigation unleashes dark secrets that promise to bring Fionnuala closer to her husband Paddy, her mother Maureen, and the four children of her brood still in town. Or tear ...
A callous killer. A young woman in danger. The only thing standing between them is a resourceful curator.
Join Alice Haydon on board her barge Daisy Dawn in the fictional town of Great Wheaton, as she seeks to uncover secrets that some would prefer remained hidden.
When Alice is promoted to senior curator she's certain that her bad luck has run out. But a murder on her doorstep puts her life in jeopardy. And when a star painting is stolen, Alice finds herself at the centre of a mystery that has lain buried at the heart of the town for years.
Who murdered the man? And where is the painting?
Alice decides to take matters into her own hands and solve the mystery herself. Aided by Roddy Rafferty her artist friend, she puts on a sleuth's hat for the first time.
Can she reach the murderer before she becomes its next victim?
"Ladies and gentlemen, on this planet we are the medflies."
The colonists of the planet, Olympus, have lived peacefully with the Natives for 50 years, and now suddenly strange things have begun occurring. Assistant Administration Nelson has been brought in to investigate the strange phenomenon and try to stop it before more harm is done. The colonists suspect the Natives, but can they prove it in time to save the colony?
BOOK ONE: Mary Brown is funny, gorgeous and bonkers. She's also about six stone overweight. When she realises she can't cross her legs, has trouble bending over to tie her shoelaces without wheezing like an elderly chain-smoker, and discovers that even her hands and feet look fat, it's time to take action. But what action? She's tried every diet under the sun.
This series is the hysterical story of what happens when Mary joins 'Fat Club' where she meets a cast of funny characters and one particular man who catches her eye. As the series develops, Mary goes off on a whole load of adventures. Join her for all of them. See: www.bernicebloom.com for more details.
The stories are laugh-out-loud funny and will resonate with anyone who has dieted, tried to keep up with any sort of exercise programme or spent 10 minutes in a changing room trying to extricate herself from a way too-small garment that she ambitiously tried on and is now completely stuck in.
This is the first mini book. The ...
Frank Avetta, an ex-Olympic cross-country skier weary of the glitzy Aspen scene, is short on friends and money. He inherits a ruined farmhouse high in the Alps, and goes to Italy to sell it and make a quick buck. Once there, he meets a feisty innkeeper and a striking art historian who open his eyes to the possibilities of his ancestral home, a valley with a culture stretching all the way back to the original Paleolithic tribes. Caught up in a battle among preservationists, real estate developers and antiquities smugglers, he discovers a secret cave on his property that may hold the key not only to the community's future, but his own. But to take advantage of the secret, he must overcome violent looters and his own cold feet.
Dominic Aeris, God of the Summer Winds and now the Prince of the Great Valley, has a problem. He's struggling to find his way in his arranged marriage with the Dark King, as the King seems more interested in punishing Dominic- even sensually- than learning to love him. But when a shocking confession is told, Dominic must learn to see his husband in a new light, or else risk losing his own soul.
Stephen Sinclair, God of Death and the Dark King, has a problem. His new husband, the Prince, won't stop trying to escape. He doesn't know how to communicate to Dominic that he's putting himself at risk, and as his emotions grow for Dominic, it gets harder to hide behind the lack of communication.
Both men are forced to work together when the one person they both care for most is in immediate danger from a vampiric threat, but will this bring Dominic and Stephen together, or ultimately force them apart?
If you're a fan of dark, edgy romance, royal drama, and a bit of fantasy and cosmic ...
"With a city at war, how far is a hero willing to go the line to save it?"
Two years ago, a powerful super known only as The Negative Man brought Pacific Station to the brink of destruction. No one dared stand in his way... that is until the arrival of a new hero: The Dark Lion. Another super with the abilities to match up against The Negative Man, the two of them waged guerilla warfare against each other. Most battles ended in a stalemate, until they met one last fateful time in Waves Park.
Their final battle was vicious, neither man willing to give the other a step. Just when it looked like only more chaos would come from their fighting, something unexpected happened: The Negative Man disappeared. Months went by and without a sign of his return, the city slowly returned back to normal. Unfortunately, new evil has taken hold; one in the form of a gang of supers known as The Aces. Led by their charismatic leader, Spades, they have replaced The Negative Man as the faces of terror and ...
Laura Shaw struggles to live her life because of the tragedy that took away the man she loved. As each day drags by she becomes weaker and the point of her existence lingers in her thoughts. How can she stop the ache that has taken over her life?
Moving away seemed like the best idea but no one can fix her broken heart that shreds away each second. No one can bring the love of her life back. No one can make her happy the way he did.
However, there was one way she knew and she was not going to let anyone stop her. That one journey she had to make would diminish the dire pain she felt or at least she thought it would.
The House of the Vampire is one of the first psychic vampire stories where a vampire feeds off more than just blood. Not realizing that his mind is under the spell of a vampire, a young writer Ernest Fielding starts to believe that he I losing his mind. Ethel Brandenbourg, a failed painter, who used to be under the same spell will try to help young Ernest before it's too late. The tale features a vampire of a different sort, the one who doesn't want his victim's blood, but his victim's mind, thoughts and life.
Broadway lights shine bright, but not for Emily... Emily Fenner hopes to find all of her dreams in the big city and flashing lights of Broadway as she strives to become a star. Beautiful, talented, and driven, Emily is in the perfect position to take hold of the career she's always wanted--until stirring emotions from and towards her manager, Derrick, complicate everything.
Lost in the fame, secrets, and lust of New York City's theatre scene, Emily struggles to keep it all together.
Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record details the creation and use of apergy, a form of anti-gravitational energy, and details a flight to Mars in 1830. The planet is inhabited by diminutive beings; they are convinced that life does not exist elsewhere than on their world, and refuse to believe that the unnamed narrator is actually from Earth. (They think he is an unusually tall Martian from some remote place on their planet.)
Pride and Prejudice Regency forced marriage scenario. Mr. Bennet suddenly dies in a carriage accident. Elizabeth is faced with a chance to save her family with a renewed proposal from someone she considered the last man in the world whom she would ever marry.
On seeing her, he stood immediately to his feet. "Allow me to help you," he said. Darcy took the heavy tray from her. Elizabeth cleaned her father's desk from the books and Darcy put the tray there.
Elizabeth was silent as she fixed the tea for him.
"Milk and sugar, if I remember correctly," she said.
"Yes, thank you." He took the cup from her, touching her hand lightly in the process.
"I am afraid that we can offer you only a plain cake," she said apologetically.
"It is quite enough, I assure you."
Darcy drank his tea, his dark eyes wandering over the room.
"I can see that you are in the process of moving," he stated the obvious.
"Yes, we are," Elizabeth ...
The unthinkable has happened: a local spotter on the remote English coastline has witnessed American pilots, returning from a bombing run, turning their guns on one of their own.
The victim and his plane are downed, and the spotter and his wife are the next targets as the rogue American planes return to strafe their home and their livestock, with such force and purpose that it is a miracle anyone survives.
What could cause decorated leaders of men to kill their brother-in-arms and then viciously attack Allied civilians?
For JAG Lieutenant Harry Voss, the investigation will become his personal war, igniting a series of revelations that detonate up the chain of command and threaten Harry's career -- and then his life.
The Advocate is a page-turning look at honor, loyalty, and the secrets that even victory can breed. It probes the age-old question that every serving man and woman fears: In battle, is murder a crime?
Praise for Bill Mesce Jr.
'A thought-provoking ...
My father made sure my life was built on lies.
Everything about my past was created to protect me. I just don't know why.
Former fighter, Julian Moore, used to grace my TV one too many times, and I secretly had posters of him on my walls.
Now, he may be the only one I can trust and he's vowed to stand by my side no matter what. I want to believe him.
My father's secrets brought Julian and me together-a secret that I have yet to uncover.
I was never given control of my past, but now it's time to take control of my future.
SURVIVE is the first book in the FIGHT IT OUT SERIES and can be read as a standalone. This gripping romantic suspense will NOT leave you with a cliffhanger, but trust me, you'll want to read UNBROKEN, Charlie's story, next.
A single mother's world is turned upside down when her current boyfriend tries to turn her criminally obsessed son into a man, her sexually awakened daughter into a woman, and her dysfunctional house into a home.
The author is quoted as saying, "This is for women who want the best for their children and men who stand up. You will see yourself or someone you know in these characters."
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In the middle of winter a young novelist William Magee travels to a summer tourist town seeking for solitude and inspiration for his greatest novel yet. He gets to the Baldpate Mountain resort, and even though the hotel is closed he makes an arrangement with the caretaker and gets the key to the hotel. But soon after he gets in, he finds out that he is not the only one there, for there are seven keys to the place and seven people with various stories of why they are there.
Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was an American novelist and playwright best known for his mystery novels. His first novel Seven Keys to Baldpate was a major success and it was adapted into several movies and plays. Even greater success came with his series of detective novels featuring Chinese American detective Charlie Chan. Many of his novels were made into movies.
Genre: Drama & Plays Length: 208 Pages (1,947 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian retells the destiny of Wolfstein, a solitary wanderer and a disillusioned outcast from society who seeks to kill himself. After he is saved by the monks, he encounters Ginotti, an alchemist of the Rosicrucian, or Rose Cross Order who seeks to impart the secret of immortality.
Book Three: [10 to 14 year olds. The books are best read in order since the story continues.]
Jericho and Red Eagle encounter the 'ghost' of a Pirate who, according to the lore, hid his considerable treasure, just north of Red Bend some 55 years before. They work to find the treasure, which was spread out over 12 hiding places. They get captured several times (they are a nosey pair of 12 year olds). Cal spends time with them as they try to avoid the insane great, great grandson of the old pirate, the Golden Dutchman. There is lot of excitement and many fascinating discussions about things important to young people their ages.
A blissful, sheet-gripping one-night stand brings more than he's bargained for. But he's more than ready to take the plunge...
There's no room for a relationship in Dr. Luke Abraham's life. With most of his time spent at the hospital, he's pretty much focused on his career with casual dating on the side.
Until Isabel, and the one-night stand with her that completely blows his mind. But when he wakes the next morning, alone in bed, he wonders if he had been dreaming.
But he couldn't be. There's no way he imagined her sweet taste on his tongue. She left him with a feeling he's never experienced and he wants more of her. When she shows up a week later for a new job at the hospital, Luke gets ready to launch a campaign to win her heart.
But there's something missing.
The sexy seductress that brought him to his knees no longer exists. The new Isabel is now a shady, reserved woman who tries her best to avoid him. It does nothing to thwart his feelings for her, however. He still wants ...
Be careful what you wish for, you just might find it...
Kyra Blake just wanted the answers to who her mother was before she was born. What kind of family she was a part of. With her mother's untimely death years ago, she thought those were answers she would never receive until a phone call changed her life
She discovers from one phone call, three things.
A town deep in the backwoods of Maine that her mother was raised in.
Within that town a house she she never new her family owned.
All left to her by an uncle she never knew existed.
Finally she will discover, along this trip to the deep parts of Maine, not only who her mother was, but who she truly is as well.
She will learn of a legacy that she can not escape, one covered in mystery, shrouded in blood, and fated from the moment she took her first breath.
She wants answers, well she's about to get them. The only question is, can she live with what she discovers...
Within the halls of Blake Manor secrets will feed off of ...
Bishop Marshall, the most intelligent thirteen - year - old in the country, is sent to an elite school with the most exceptional black minds of the 21st cen-tury. He is expected to excel on multiple levels and use his gifts to advance his people. Despite a repeated mantra by faculty and leadership to come together, Bishop deals with the pressures of puberty, fitting in, unhealthy competition, and hate within his own.
During his time at Freedom Academy, he encounters an adversary from a well to do family that made a billion dollars in the stock market. The Lancaster's are more about conquering and destroying everything in their path, than coming together for the greater good. This bleeds into the competition of their son's for academic supremacy, causing conflict not only within Freedom Academy but the families themselves.
With the assistance of his mother Brianna, Bishop's father becomes a self- made man. His construction company reaches millionaire status due to hard ...
The Spore Event changed everything. The alien particles fell from the skies harmlessly disguised as snow. Any animal based organism in contact with the spores experienced an agonizing death, a freakish transformation, or a very special gift.
After Alison Emerson is cured from an affliction that has ravaged her body for decades, she and her husband discover the effects the spores have had on their unborn child. They also unearth the fact, that the Spore Event has changed humanity forever.
For centuries, the vicious, reptile/rodent hybrids, have conquered dozens of worlds. The Breedite sustain an insatiable appetite for flesh, and are prepared to savagely "breed out" any civilization, or consume them.
Their mission is simple.
Conquer the planet and destroy all that oppose their will. The remaining survivors exist only as food for the colony. If the aliens survive the journey to Earth, they'll be in for a surprise. They'll encounter Spore-enhanced beings with amazing abilities, and ...
The entire galaxy relies on a sole energy source owed by one organization. Behind their monopoly stands the desire to dominate all the planets. They seemed unstoppable, however a couple of maverick scientists will stand their way when accidentally develop a completely new form of energy...
This carefully crafted ebook: "Looking Backward & Looking Further Backward" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Looking Backward - Julian West, a young American, towards the end of the 19th century falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up 113 years later. He finds himself in the same location (Boston, Massachusetts), but in a totally changed world: It is the year 2000, and while he was sleeping, the United States has been transformed into a socialist utopia. The young man readily finds a guide, Doctor Leete, who shows him around and explains all the advances of this new age, including drastically reduced working hours for people performing menial jobs and almost instantaneous, Internet-like delivery of goods. The two start working on improving the future with the experiences from the past and the presence.
Looking Further Backward - Set in future of 2023 the book narrates the story of how China invades USA in 2020 after China ...
Genre: Fantasy Length: 299 Pages (2,082 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 12th, 2020
From the best selling author of Legend of the Dawn and a dozen other works of historical fiction, comes another slice of America's past. Like J.R. Wright's other novels, The DRAKE BOYS is assured to charm, tantalize and shock as he takes you on a wild ride through the Great Depression. But then what would that era be if not for prohibition, bootleggers, and gangsters.
The Drakes were a family that did what was needed to survive on the high plains, when all else has failed. Enter Fritzie Palmer, in pursuit of the youngest Drake and you have a real Bonnie and Clyde romance.
Love, danger, charity and good old American courage, you won't be disappointed with this one.
NOTE: This book can also be purchased with seven other novels of mine for $3,99 in an anthology entitled Eight Novels. Requiem for the West is also contained in 5 Novels, which is another anthology of mine that sells for $2.99.
An apocalyptic poem entitled "Requiem for the West" is at the center of this tale, which has equal elements of pervasive mockery, offbeat romance, doomsday premonitions, and Dilbert-like farce.
Larry Zane is a professor of English who is appointed to a committee that is running a poetry contest where the hundred-thousand-dollar first prize will be given to the poem that most resembles "The Raven," by Edgar Allan Poe. Also on the committee are Jaden Graves, the chain-smoking President of the college, Julian Mendoza, the sexual-predator Provost, and Mariah Rhodes, an attractive woman lawyer.
Meanwhile, as the committee becomes lost in waves of cigarette smoke, sexual innuendos, and contemptuous insults, Larry becomes disillusioned with the relationship that he ...
The Prisoner. Locked within the confines of the inescapable White Cliffs of Queensport, she longs for freedom and the chance to wreak vengeance on the one who wronged her--no matter the cost.
The Priest. Required by the tenants of his faith to minister to murderers and thieves, he struggles with the reality that aiding one woman will almost certainly mean the deaths of many.
The Skald. A stranger in a strange land, she can only hope to survive the insidious dangers of the nobility long enough to buy her way home.
The Mercenary. He is almost the perfect bodyguard, bought and paid for. But will money be enough when he begins to face the consequences of his actions?
The worlds are broken. Cataclysms wreak havoc. Nations are at war.
The people of Trianon live in fear and those who practice the ancient arts of magic have been hunted and killed.
When Valana turns from personal tragedy to join forces with Okano and Mukori, she begins to believe that peace in Trianon might soon be restored. But the struggle for peace has a price.
A powerful Nightstalker, a mythic Protector, Valana must turn from her previous identity and take up her swords to rid Trianon of those spreading chaos and fear. To achieve her dream of peace, she must be the hand that brings death.
Now she must choose between the values of Strength and Honour that once united her people, and the future of Trianon.
Can order rise from the chaos?
Or will Valana succumb to the darkness consuming the hearts of Aurelia?
If you enjoy unique fantasy worlds where swords and sorcery combine, then you should read this book.
Buy now to join Valana on her epic quest.
Malcolm was at the top of his game professionally. His company was quickly becoming a contender in the realm of web design and coding. Years of hard work had finally paid off. Life was good but it could be better. He just needed to fix the one thing his ambition and his unchecked frustration broke.
Rhea Henry had a new job, new home, and her beautiful twin toddlers. She'd been burned by love and wanted this Christmas, like every Christmas for the last two years, to be a celebration of her ability to rebuild.
When her job requires her to reach out to her ex and he hands her the bargain of a lifetime... Can she afford to let him back into her life for even twelve days?
In The Expressman and the Detective Allan Pinkerton tells how his relatively small P.I. firm succeeded in this first big case. Tens of thousands of dollars had gone missing. The suspect was too smart for the police so the robbed company asked Pinkerton to step in. Nine detectives worked this case for ten months. The suspect did take them on a very long chase. Some of the detective travelled miles and miles following the suspect while others followed his wife.
The Secret Agent is set in London in 1886 and deals with Mr. Adolf Verloc and his work as a spy against Britain. Verloc is also a businessman who owns a shop which sells pornographic material, contraceptives and bric-a-brac. His friends are a group of anarchists of which Comrade Ossipon, Michaelis, and "The Professor" are the most prominent. The group produces anarchist literature in the form of pamphlets entitled F.P. - The Future of the Proletariat. Although a member of an anarchist cell, Verloc is also secretly employed by the embassy of a foreign country, but Mr. Vladimir, the new First Secretary in the Embassy is not satisfied with Verloc's contribution. In order to redeem himself, Verloc must carry out an operation - the destruction of Greenwich Observatory by a bomb.
Doug Henderson has evolved into a shrewd and sadistic businessman and gang member, driven by hatred and revenge.
Above all he is highly successful.
Find out what drives the success of a highly organised outlaw motorcycle gang, led by their president, Doug.
Follow the twists and turns of the missing cocaine.
Stick to the rules of engagement.
But whatever you do, don't cross his path, or you may wind up dead!