Being an agent for the most clandestine organization in the galaxy has its privileges... if you live long enough to collect.
It is the 23rd century. Humankind has reached the stars, building a tentative empire across a score of worlds. Earth's central government rules weakly as several worlds continue their efforts toward independence. Shadow organizations hide in the midst of the political infighting. Their manifestations of power and influence are beholden only to the highest bidder. The most powerful/insidious/secret of these, The Lazarus Men, has existed for decades, always working outside of morality's constraints. Led by the enigmatic Mr. Shine, their agents are hand selected from the worst humanity has to offer and available for the right price.
Gerald LaPlant lives an ordinary life on Old Earth. That life is thrown into turmoil on the night he stumbles upon the murder of what appears to be a street thief. Fleeing into the night, Gerald finds himself hunted by agents of ...
Kwame and Nadia can't see eye to eye if they were standing as close together as they could. Or so they thought... Kwame Franklin has a nagging need to be better than his father and settle down before he's old, gray, and loses count of how many broken hearts lie in his wake. While he's unpacking his personal baggage, he's picking up another. A bag that he hopes to unpack while never getting rid of its handler. Nadia Garrett is on the path of healing and forgiving for no one else but herself. Faced with the demons of her past, she tries her best to keep a level head and fight them head-on. What she doesn't know is that she's always had a protector to help with the fight. Can Kwame and Nadia finally fight for love, or are they going to call a truce once and for all and bow out gracefully?
The universe, and what passes for reality, has its dark secrets -- for those that dare to seek them out. And so it was that maverick physicist, Rhoda Mollo, had fallen from grace, cast down for what many saw as scientific heresy.
Now she has risen phoenix-like from her own ashes, reborn as an industrialist, lauded for her green credentials.
But success is a façade behind which all manner of horrors can be hidden.
Sci-Fi Thriller Noir, delving into the nature of reality.
A NICK FIRESTONE MYSTERY
Nick Firestone & Company has a new challenge. It's 2027 in a post-USA San Francisco. The world is drenched in intrigue, eShirts, GovCoupies, and GlimmerGlass. Still, the old folk of Chinatown are trying to hold on to their dearest traditions. Then, in a mysterious incident, the Don of Chinatown is conked on the head and taken out of commission. It's up to our intrepid sleuths, Nick, Amy, John and Wiggins to find the culprit. After all, the victim is Amy and John's uncle, Tangy Win. In a mad dash, with the help of Old Friend Cane and its unusual properties, we encounter a kaleidoscopic host of characters from both the past and the present; some familiar from The Jade Owl Legacy Series and new ones, including a narcissistic real estate tycoon manipulating from his high tower overlooking the bay.
This second Nick Firestone mystery finds our twenty-somethings tangling with a frustrating puzzle in a techno world which is outpacing humanity. And yet, a flicker of ...
Joe goes to work as a carnie for a week and meets worldly carnies: Carlos, a young man looking for trouble; Lady Fortuna, a guilt ridden old fortune teller; Pinda, a self assured young woman he thinks he might want to run off to see the world with; and Miss Toulon, who decided where to place the glass maze having been told in no uncertain terms by loud voices in her head. But Lisa, who has also just graduated from Joe's high school, shows up. She's no longer a shy stranger and Joe falls for her too, even though choosing her would mean staying on the farm. Strange things happen and there are rumors that the glass maze is haunted and evil. Furthermore, it has plans to free itself, even if it means taking down the whole carnival-and Joe's life-with it.
Erik Keller has dreamed of an excursion to the Great White North ever since he was a young outdoorsman. Just when those dreams are about to become a reality, tragedy strikes and he finds himself stranded in the Canadian Nahanni National Park Reserve. Can he survive hungry predators, the ever-changing weather and the mountainous terrain? Does he have what it takes to survive and reunite with his family? Will the determination and devotion of his wife save him, or will it be the tenacity and experience of a weary Canadian Search and Rescue Officer that gets Erik home. Ultimately, it comes down to man against nature.
When I walk into the party, my skirt is too tight. My heels are too high. The buttons on my sweater are about to pop off and shoot someone's eye out. It's been years since I first laid eyes on the tall drink of eggnog that is Cole Rudolph, and my panties haven't been the same since.
Never mind he's my overly protective father's best friend.
And business partner.
And he's twenty years older than me.
He's top of my Christmas list, but there's no way he would ever see me as anything other than his best friend's chubby daughter, right?
Only, tonight something feels different. The way he's looking at me, the way his eyes linger on my curves a moment too long. When we end up driving home together, my sugarplums and his jingle balls get all tangled up in the tinsel.
There's about a million reasons this will never work, but I'm throwing caution to the winter wind and seeing just what sort of twinkle I can put in his eye.
And everywhere else.
Author's Note: When ...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 95 Pages (4,096 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2020
Six years after losing her son to gun violence, Asia Wallace converted the building where he died into a youth center. On the opening day of Eric's Place, Asia's estranged father, Walter Jones reappears in her life after nineteen years.
He has blood on his hands that jeopardizes her safety. Asia and her family survived the earlier murder attempts on their lives. Will they be able to impede death this time?
If you want something hidden, consider hiding it in plain sight. Unfortunately, stumbling across such a something came close to getting Nathan fired.
An innocent when it came to the discovery, to be sure, but it would nevertheless be fair to say that Nathan wasn't entirely blameless in the matter, having run roughshod over all manner of military regulations.
Despite the repeated screw-ups, Nathan remains an asset to the auditing firm, Mace Forensics. So, in a last ditch effort to keep him out of trouble, the firm banishes Nathan to a relic of the Cold War, a third-rate air base situated somewhere in the Nevada desert.
Nathan is a forensic accountant, and he is to audit said base until every pencil, and every paperclip has been entered into the ledger.
There he will be safely out of sight, and out of mind.
Welcome to Area Zero, Nathan.
Area Zero is a zany, fast-paced thriller accelerating to a breakneck ending that will leave you breathless.
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"Smith has perfect pitch. It's great to hear her again... a multilayered mystery and a quirky, believable heroine." -- Booklist
Louisiana Bigshot is the SECOND book in the Talba Wallis mystery series by Edgar Award-winning author Julie Smith
A POET, A BARONESS, A COMPUTER GENIUS, PLUS TWO DETECTIVES... AND THEY'RE ONLY TWO PEOPLE!
"Join Edgar winner Julie Smith for a climax as harrowing as it is cunning." -- The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS
Meet the hottest detective duo in New Orleans--she's Queen Latifah. He's Danny DeVito. Or they would be if this were a movie--in print, they're Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino. Talba's got the beauty, the brains, the computer savvy, the poetic soul,the youth, the right demographic, and the sass. Eddie's got the detective agency. Also a short fuse and yes, wisdom. Not only do they make it work, they've got chemistry.
And they need every skill and ounce of courage they can summon in this intricate tale of a ...
MEOETRY was designed for first responders, military heroes, and their families to read, share, or even contribute. Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is finally now being acknowledged in these professions. After writing a memoir, I found that poetry allowed me to dump several years of emotions in short, but meaningful poems. It has helped me organize my thoughts, control certain emotions, and actually feel incredibly better. Much like Prolonged Exposure Therapy, the intimacy of writing about situations, feelings, or events often times reduces PTSD symptoms. The goal is to promote healing through expressive writing.
An anthology of Mail Order Bride & Christian romance... Times are tough for Katie after her husband dies in a freak work accident. Her insurance payout isn't going to be enough to last and she begins to go hungry. With nothing left to lose, she decides to answer an ad for a mail order bride.
The man's name is Thomas, a lonely farmer in Oklahoma. Their correspondence is fast but warm. After a few letters, he proposes and invites her to come to Oklahoma.
Can Katie learn to move past her widowhood and embrace the love of another?
Time has come to beckon us, to restore us, and to request our continuation in this most important of journeys. recompose myself from the unsuccessful attempt to find the unspoken poem. It was a close one for us all. Frac was able to return back to his normal self after he was left him in the mud. I simply returned to my normal state before I accidentally ate our friends, Wendy and Marvin. And the particles that made Hort returned to a Hort shape.
I beckon the crew as we reconvene on the ship as our search continues.
"Etta, I say," I say to Etta as we enter the ship. "What is the best course for us to take so that we may continue our search for the elusive Unspoken Poem of Stinetaby?"
Etta, the ship AI, paused, as to reboot the cognitive sector of the ship.
"We should head for the Paramecietic system, where the Daphnianets and the Amebanaughts have been fighting an ancient war for trillions of micro-sects. The random orientation of their design has been known to create systemic ...
Christmastime at the McKenna Ranch: Hank, the McKenna's trusted wrangler, nurses a broken heart after Chaz and Liz's marriage. Ashleigh, Chaz's daughter, is new to ranch life. Can she survive the results of her bad judgement and make a home with her father's new in-laws?
On Christmas Eve, Hank accepts the job of ranch foreman over the mountains in the Gallatin Canyon, Montana. But something dark is happening at the Ghost Mountain Ranch, where the past is reaching out in dangerous ways to haunt the living.
Hank's story launches the Ghost Mountain Ranch series by Jan Scarbrough.
"... a solid and satisfying follow-on to the unique Volume 1... "
"... these volumes have history and light science fiction set in an alternative, dystopian existence brought on by humanity's chase for a quick nuclear solution to world war II."
"... Feynman and Boyd finally come together. Good read. There better be a volume three coming. "
Sitting alone in his truck, Richard Feynman watches the Trinity Test fail. A year later, months after the celebrations that follow the end of World War Two, Lottie Boyd drifts alone on the Atlantic with a sniper rifle over her lap, one of the few to have escaped the Silent Zones.
The fear that a large scale nuclear event would kick off a chain reaction of much more stable elements going into a fisson-state, burning the planet away, was real in the formative years of atomic testing. In Feynman and Boyd, the reverse occurs. The Trinity test fails due to a previously unidentified counter-reaction, where something in the natural world ...
A VIRUS HAS AFFECTED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THIS POST-APOCALYPTIC WORLD. (BOOK 2)
The earth is ravaged with sickness, and the post apocalyptic world is proving a difficult place for Nadia to survive. Left to fend for herself in the bitter cold prairie winter, she finds refuge in a survivalist's camp, only to discover it isn't what it seems. A quest for a cure, and a surprise that will change her life, she continues her journey through a new land to purge the demons that have been after her from the beginning. (Book two in the Blood War Series)
Some might consider him a bit of a beast. Others knew him to be particular and demanding. The Marquess of Penrith didn't really care. After returning from war. All he wanted was peace and quiet. But, duty and honor demanded that he marry the young Miss Davis. An obligation that could not be denied.
Luckily, marriage did not equate to love.
Miss Catherine Davis dreaded the thought of marrying such a man. But what choice did she have. Penniless, without family. Her options were limited. The fact that he was extremely handsome, powerful, and rich, only made things worse.
Two people from different worlds, forced together, both searching for happiness. Perhaps they can only find it by coming together.
The book tells the story of an international photographer and his correspondent girlfriend who are befriended by a beautiful, yet mysterious, woman in Florence, Italy. She reappears in Washington, D.C. and relates to them that her boyfriend in Florence has been murdered and so has her husband in Washington. The photographer learns of a sinister crime organization connected with the woman's husband, and he is thrown into a race to find three digital keys which together will open a secret computer server and disclose files incriminating members of Congress. Unfortunately, the criminal organization is looking for the same keys so it can destroy the files. The photographer, his girlfriend, the beautiful woman, and her unusual friend, all try to unravel the mystery resulting in murder, deceit, and an unexpected ending.
Join a young pioneer girl on a journey of hope and courage on the Colorado riverbank in frontier Texas.
Zillia Bright never dreamed she'd be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa's farm. With only a mule and a hundred-year-old shotgun, she must fight to protect what's hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia's struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen to the prayers of a river girl.
Clean and wholesome, faith-based inspirational Christian western frontier fiction with romantic elements.
If you enjoy Janette Oke and Tracie Pederson, you will love The Texas Women of Spirit series, which follows three courageous young women on journies of faith and love.
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From the creators of the #1 bestseller The Box Under The Bed horror anthology and its #1 bestseller sequel Dark Visions, comes Nightmareland
A horror anthology with 23 stories from 14 authors.
In a rundown shack deep in the woods, a high school girl dares herself to try the strange new drug all the kids are talking about. One injection of "Nightmareland" is all it takes to unleash a person's biggest fears to them - and then they are on their own! But rebellious Jessica thinks she will prove herself to her peers and parents.
Tremble along as she is strapped into the chair and becomes a lost child on a Florida party island, an investigator looking into a circus' bizarre side shows, an abused prisoner locked away in a desolate concrete cell, and much more as Jessica faces the most terrifying ride of her young life.
Compiled by USA Today bestselling author Dan Alatorre, this anthology of horror once again unites the minds and ...
You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher's perspective at a school for at-risk youth.
Clarissa Lawrence lives in a world of talking unicorns, djinn who grant wishes, and sirens who seduce with their voice. But not all magic is rainbows and sunshine. Magic comes with a price.
It was bad enough when the Raven Queen wanted to snatch Clarissa and use her for her unique magical powers. Now that Clarissa has been drained of magic, the Raven Court should have lost interest in her. Yet, not only do they persist, but Clarissa has attracted the attention of other Fae houses.
Clarissa needs to regain her powers to protect herself and her students. When assistance comes in the form of a handsome Fae prince of the Silver Court, Clarissa doesn't know if the favor is a blessing or a curse.
If she accepts help from a Fae enemy to solve her problems, she might lose her soul in the process. If she doesn't, Clarissa and her students might end up dead.
This book is about a way to read The Winter's Tale that stops short of proving Shakespeare's Catholicism, yet makes it clear that one of Shakespeare's last public plays was remarkably Catholic, from first scene to last. By asking the almost childlike question - "why wasn't Camillo named Pietro?" - and diligently seeking the answer, we open a hidden door. Looking in, we find so many connections between the play and the religious realities of Shakespeare's day that we cannot easily see them as unintended.
Over four hundred years after the play's first performance, this book considers whether the hidden tale within The Winter's Tale might be among the finest Shakespeare ever wrote.
Objective:Freedom reflects the current times and the state of the Government this story looks at the actions of the internal workings of five states that cannot support the union. The President of the United States tries to preserve the economic might of the U.S., but merely makes matters worse with his activities. Five Southwestern states, influenced by an ultra-conservative governor of Texas decides that they can no longer sustain the welfare giveaways and the wasteful foreign aid. The five states form their own country and the U.S. is powerless to do something about it. Governor Kyle Harris, of Texas, leads the other governors to restore a sense of orderliness. The Texas Rangers are nationalized. The President of the U.S. bows out under pressure and an Army General then steps in to take his place. The General is assisted by the Ambassador from England. The lady Ambassador, with her extensive background, tries to soothe the bitterness between the countries. She tries for an alliance ...
Rescued by strangers from a watery grave and given a new identity.
The Phoenix is a stone-cold killer.
An ideal fit for the Olympus Project, a secret organisation fighting injustice.
In the first story in this thriller series, Phoenix meets the five senior Olympians who occupy the Project's HQ at Larcombe Manor. Erebus, the elderly gentleman who started the Project. Athena, his beautiful lieutenant. Minos, Alastor and Thanatos, all of whom have a personal reason to join the cause.
Phoenix receives specialist training from ex-SAS operative, Rusty Scott and has cosmetic surgery to mask his true identity even further. To prove to Erebus he can match the Project's high standards he undertakes three solo missions.
Phoenix demonstrates his ability to exact revenge and right wrongs in his inimitable style. Erebus is content but is concerned whether his protégé can take the final step. Always a loner, can Phoenix work as part of a team to prevent a terrorist attack in Central ...
Jules Rammis, intrepid astrobiologist and telepath, receives a desperate call from his buddy Huff, a marsupial denizen of planet Kresthaven.
He's hiding from the fanatical religious crusaders whose leader, Lord Aburra, will use any means to gain control of Huff's people in the frozen north of the planet. Jules and his team arrive and search for Huff, but instead encounter an alliance of bizarre sea and land aliens waging a fierce civil war against Lord Aburra's forces.
Jules, ever the honorable hero, convinces the team to help overthrow Lord Aburra. But as the conflict rages, Jules wonders if he's dragged his team into a no-win situation that could result in the death of them all.
This is a standalone novel and can be enjoyed even if you haven't read other books in the series.
Give me your heart so I can take it. I will never give it back. I will never give it back. Roman is facing his mistake head first. Wren has to be his. With family issues stirring, Roman takes a hard look in the mirror and examines his flaws. He is hellbent on getting back in Wren's good graces and reclaiming his spot in her heart. But first, he must revisit the place where he first became a man to understand the next step of his journey. Wren is learning how to be alone but her heart won't let go of the imprint Roman left behind. Leaning on her girls and her family, Wren learns an important lesson in forgiving everyone involved in breaking her heart, including Roman. Will Roman manage to fight his way back into Wren's heart round after round or will it be a love knockout before the bell for the twelfth round can ring?
A collection of stories written between 2016 and 2020. Disturbing, unnerving and uncomfortable, these stories were written to make all readers feel the way Brian feels every night when these story ideas haunt him.
When six friends make a pact not to let love get in the way of their careers, the No Brides Club is born. But could meeting the right man at the wrong time cause them to break their vows to each other?
Emilia Sullivan has a thriving business as one of the top wedding planners in New York City. And she gets to go to work each day with her best friend and twin sister, Lizzy. Life should be good, and it was, but the emptiness she felt at losing her true love just wouldn't go away. In addition to that, she's given up on her dream to perform on Broadway. However, she's made the best of what she's got. That is until her high school sweetheart walks back into her life, making her question her choices and wonder if opening the door to love would be worth the risk to her heart.
Chase Christianson never got over his first love. The promise he made to her has haunted him. Even being one thousand miles away hasn't helped erase her memory. As a successful chef, he moves back to New York to open ...
USA Today bestselling author Alicia Street brings you a boxed set of Christmas romance.
What readers have said about the Holiday Luv romances ~
"Warmed my heart and had me believing in the magic of Christmas again!"
"One of the best Christmas books I've read in a long time if not forever."
"... has what it takes to find a place on my yearly holiday reading list."
"Made my heart smile."
The Christmas Honeymoon
Quiet librarian Serena always loved Christmas, until she was jilted before her December wedding. A year later, while trying to rekindle her tarnished holiday spirit, she meets Damien, handsome daredevil -- and a total Scrooge. Their unlikely mutual attraction brings on a challenge that leads to one very romantic Christmas.
Be Mine for Christmas
Single mom Ellie is lonely and struggling to find a job. She takes her little boy to a Christmas tree farm to see Santa and runs head on into a blue-eyed Viking with a winsome smile. Reece opened his Christmas tree farm after the ...
The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now?
She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.
Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He's way out of Corey's league.
Also, he's taken.
Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the "gimp ghetto" of McHerrin Hall. Over perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.
They're just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she's falling. Hard.
But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won't, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself ...
A Rare Breed: A person or thing with characteristics that are uncommon among their kind; a rarity.
And for mild mannered Ted, an evening walk on the local common, with his mischievous cocker spaniel Baxter, leads to a chance encounter with a very rare breed indeed.
Blood, lust and betrayal.
Immerse in the mind of Lucian, a young Londoner tormented by the sense of death, taken to the limit by a greedy mother and by an insane obsession with first love. A lost musician who finds refuge in the keys of his piano and in the blood of his victims.
Misunderstood musician or irreverent genius?
Victim of circumstances or manipulative psychopath?
Passionate artist or an obsessed killer?
You will love or hate Lucian, that depends on you.
"I'm not looking for your pity, nor your forgiveness. I just want to show that life is a cruel joke. Nobody gave me the opportunity to express myself or explain why I did what I did.
The Magnitude of my love for the Gypsy could only be compared to the love that music gave me, and it was not enough.
I was the consequence of abandonment, imprisonment and a brilliant mind that they tried to repress and, regardless of whether they try to erase my name from the history, my Gypsy Sonata will last forever... "
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The man screamed. He wanted to open his eyes and banish the horrible vision but he considered it his punishment for what he had done. The pain was a part of his life now.
"Please Gott, forgive me for all that I have done," He whispered again and again until the whispers turned into nerve wracking sobs that moved him with their force.
"Why couldn't she just understand? I loved her so much," He sobbed again, now having difficulty to even balance himself on his knees.
"Please forgive me, Gott. Forgive my sins," He said at last when he knew that he would not be able to even kneel any longer.
As the words passed his lips, he opened his eyes and looked around the room quickly, as was his habit. His nightly ritual was something that he never skipped but he also made sure that no one else witnessed him while he did it, for obvious reasons. After all, killing the love of your life wasn't something one advertised.
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction Length: 51 Pages (1,776 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2020
It is an Earth bereft of living plants and animals. Only the living stone gives the people their sustenance. There are three races: the Priesthood, the Fighters, and the Thinkers. The Priesthood rules from a book that promotes the fight for survival in the great arenas. The Thinkers have questioned the priesthood, in silence, for generations. Is it all a lie? Young Priest Thirty-one is entrusted with an Ancient book that is outlawed, but offers hope in a hopeless life. The Fighter Stormer goes against the law and learns the identity of his legal wife and the names of his children. He and his best friend Siege question the book they've been taught from all of their lives. Something more must exist in life. And just what is it that the Priesthood is hiding behind the great archives in the unknown land beyond?
Blackstone is a modern tale of the supernatural. The Creatures of lore and nightmare live among us without suspicion. Where the warning tales of our ancestors have gone unheeded and super human monsters carry out their horrific acts unchecked, protected by humanities willful ignorance to the supernatural forces around them. This is a world of dangerous ignorance where only a few are aware of the horrors, and even less attempt to defend against them.
"It would be a mistake to assume that this is just another piece of vampire fiction. Blackstone is a quick and clever jab at the modern vein of vampire stories. You are immediately dropped into a textured world filled with adults, real people with lives. I will repeat that for those of you who aren't processing this, there are no 'special' teen girls or conflicted elder vampires looking for love. This is a tale of loss, revenge and loss.
This character driven action drama is punctuated by clever dialogue and moments of genuine terror. ...
Ohio's most haunted destinations awaits your visit for a night of supernatural activity that you will find hard to erase from your memory bank. Scary nights, dinner with ghosts and eerie atmospheres where dark entities hover over the room is never a problem if you know where to look. Ohio offers such places where supernatural experiences are commonplace, especially if you find yourself in he unincorporated community of Trinway, where one of the most haunted mansions in the state awaits your arrival.
When it comes to design, death is in the details.
Cassidy McCorrson has worked hard to develop her reputation as a leading interior designer in her seaside town of Ashton Point. Since arriving home from visiting her parents in New York, her skills have been in high demand. Between juggling the design for her sister's new cupcake shop and her private client, Cassidy barely has time to prepare for the upcoming Christmas celebrations.
Cassidy is excited at the prospect of delivering designs she can be proud of, but her world is turned upside down when the body of a local reporter is found murdered on location at her latest work site. What should have been a straightforward job turns out to be the worst decision of her life.
In order to clear her name and restore her reputation, Cassidy must find the real killer before she ends up redesigning the interior of a jail cell. Can she unearth the killer before time runs out?
This is Book 3 in The Cupcake Capers Series and may contain ...
A young woman, a world of threats and zombies! *****
"It was hard to imagine my father as anything other than that to me, I couldn't think of him as a killer"
A young woman named Dee steps into a world of discovery and fear. Having been brought up isolated from civilisation she is separated from her father and her so-called home. She sets out on a journey through a world of danger and mystery; risking everything to stay alive and reunite with her father Eli. Eli who leads a secret life, entwined in dark and dangerous military experiments that threaten human existence.
"This book had me gripped from the beginning to the very end. I can't wait to read the next book 5*"
"I read the first few lines I was gripped! Thrilling and leaving you anticipating what on earth was going to happen next. Couldn't wait to read the following chapters."
"Really enjoyed this book. A real page-turner with twists and turns and unexpected surprises aplenty! Looking forward to more from this author 5 *"
Orphaned. Alone. Starving.
The land is dying. As resources dwindle, the population is placed at the mercy of a secretive government, which operates on its own agenda. Critical top-level scientists researching the ecological disaster have gone missing, their disappearance a cold case file that haunts the local constabulary.
Desperate for answers, the police captain hatches a plan to recover a critical key to the land's survival. What they need is an experienced thief, and they know just the girl. Avalon is not just any burglar; she is an uncommonly good one. Caught in the act of stealing, she is recruited against her wishes to pull off the boldest heist ever: to raid the high security government facilities.
Can one young girl pull off the theft of a lifetime? Failure is not an option, for it will mean starvation for all.
Don't miss out on this exciting new dystopian series! Download your copy today!
"Like Harry Potter, Wonder Woman and Indiana Jones joined together to save the universe!"
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Trey Roberts comes from a mixed race family and struggles with middle school life like any normal thirteen year old kid. But when he meets a mysterious woman, he is thrown into a world of magic and danger. With the help of his science teacher and a misfit group of other worldly allies, he will embark on a multi-world search for the ancient relics in order to stop the resurrection of a malevolent demon king. Will he be able to do it in time?
All proceeds for the remainder of 2020 will be donated to Black Lives Matter, The Trayvon Martin Foundation, and We Are Here
Prince Henry faces a severe punishment after disobeying his father. While an adult but still too young to rule, Henry struggles as he faces being trapped in the castle indefinitely. He's thinking of rolling over and showing his belly when a dark figure finds him in the woods, launching a hot steamy night that leads Henry to make a reckless choice.
Will Cannon rides to a small New Mexico town to buy some livestock and he finds the town of Drydon Wells is caught up in turmoil over train robberies, murder, hidden payroll money and the evil spirit at the Dos Cerveza Cantina. Will meets a beautiful woman and enlists the help of three cowboys to fight the train robbers. This is your classic western adventure novel.
At their excavations high in the Taurus Mountains, archaeologists James and Arla are poised to discover the secret of what caused the Late Bronze Age Collapse and the destruction of the Hittite Empire in 1200 BC. Little do they know that in so doing they have placed themselves and their team in mortal danger. Their search for answers uncovers a hidden past, a sinister secret society and an ancient evil they cannot run from.
Two Hittite children, Ani and Purdu, leave their farm to watch a parade of returning soldiers in their local town, only to find it overrun by a horror beyond their worst nightmares. Returning home, they find their farm destroyed. Their flight to safety leads them to an unlikely friend and guardian, and on a terrifying journey north to the great capital of Hattusha.
Michael, a pharmacist in a Central Washington hospital, is the only survivor of a bizarre and brutal attack by a sick patient that leaves several doctors dead. Fleeing the scene in terror, he soon ...
Are your dreams worth fighting for?
Meet Jake. He wants to be a soldier hero. Meet Andrew. He's a Pacifist with a brilliant mind. How can they ever become friends?
Enter Jessie, Jake's little sister. She wants to run the family ranch - an impossibility in the patriarchal world of her rural home.
For Andrew and Jessie, their dreams don't fit in with the world they were born into.
Along comes Jake, the most unlikely of all people to understand Andrew. In addition to Andrew's brilliant mind, he is a Pacifist, while Jake is in ROTC and about to become a soldier. Somehow, these two opposites find a way to become friends.
Jake's tragic death in the opening days of the Iraq War leaves Jessie and Andrew reeling.
Jessie suddenly finds herself all alone in the fight to save their family cattle ranch, even as the patriarchy of the Valley seeks to crush her.
Andrew's questing mind is driven to the brink of madness as he seeks to balance his Pacifist convictions with his friend's ...
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 343 Pages (3,950 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2020
Friends at seven, lovers at seventeen, Katherine and Jack were meant to be together.
But when a tragic mistake results in marriage to the wrong man for Katherine, a heartbroken Jack heads to foreign lands to make his fortune.
Now Jack is returning and Katherine is a widow, eagerly awaiting the only man she's ever loved.
Experience has taught her to value even more his qualities of honour and bravery, while his humour and playfulness are ever on her mind, a counterpoint to her years of living with a humourless husband.
But to Katherine's dismay, she learns that Jack is returning with his betrothed, a woman he agreed to marry abroad.
Katherine knows Jack can't possibly love this woman as he'd loved her. She also knows she has the power to win him back. But Jack has equally compelling reasons for going forward with the betrothal he contracted in the West Indies.
Will love or honour prevail?
This is Book 4 of the Scandalous Miss Brightwells series though it can be read as a ...
A series of professional disasters force Anil Patel (24, single and luckless) to swallow his pride and join the family business.
But this is not the usual sort of family business. Not only is murder casually dropped into the job description, but our hero continually finds himself in situations that would have lesser men running for an easier line of work. Putting out oil rig fires springs to mind. So driven by financial necessity and the institutional lunacy of a multinational corporation he leaves his home in Manchester and embarks on a trip to India, a return to his roots that will change his life forever.
But there is more to life than business. Anil is also driven by the love of a girl. A love that, as is so often the case, grows stronger with each day of enforced absence.
The Fourth Quadrant tells of a road trip in which the outer limits of love, stress, and companion animal welfare are seen through the shimmering heat of the roadways of Rajasthan. The results are hilarious.
A finance executive must catch a killer or be killed...
Amateur boxer turned executive Joe Robbins moves his family to Austin, Texas, to join a startup and get rich. At his first company party, Joe witnesses a young woman commit suicide. She leaves no note... no motive... and the image haunts his dreams.
But the company is busy writing software and making sales and everyone is going to get rich! Employees careen around Austin like bats.
When the market crashes, the company falls apart, and the paper riches evaporate. Then a director is found murdered, and the police figure Joe for a prime suspect. Two more executives are murdered, and Joe might be next.
Forced into the role of an amateur detective, Joe falls back on what he knows: facts, logic, and analysis. If the going gets rough, he'll use his fists. Whatever the approach, he'd better work fast because he's facing a long stay at the big house or a short trip to the morgue.
Read The Entrepreneurs FREE as part of your Kindle ...
A dark fae prince. A stolen human girl.
And an unwanted marriage.
Not all beasts can be redeemed...
Callie doesn't believe in fairy tales. Too bad they believe in her.
The fae whisk Callie and her friend off to be prisoners of an eternal dance. But Callie is stolen again.
Maybe the eternal dance wasn't so bad after all...
Everything in the fae realm comes at a price...
Please read content warnings inside book preview. This is a dark retelling of the ORIGINAL Beauty & the Beast retelling with elements and themes that deal with Stockholm Syndrome and violence. Serves as a cautionary tale.
An older man younger curvy woman contemporary cowboy romance
A stand-alone tale of finding love at Lone Wolf Ranch.
I've had my heart broken
before, and I won't let it happen again.
Just when I think it may be a while
for true love to find me --
there she is. Olivia Snow.
And just like that I know
that Olivia is my destiny.
We'll buy our own ranch
and raise the very big family
I've always wanted.
I have to go back to Chicago.
I can't stay on my friend's couch forever.
But then I meet him --
Billy. He's an old-fashioned cowboy
that time forgot
and something tells me
that I'll be his.
This cowboy has fallen fast,
and so have I...
Genre: Short Stories Length: 42 Pages (740 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2020
Raw and unfiltered, 'I'm not too bad, thanks' is the stunning debut from Shropshire born poet, Chris Hughes.
This collection contains 50 poems, which capture the ups and downs of life from the humorous to the mundane, love, death and everything in between. It will leave you eager for one more read.
Tackling subjects such as masculinity, bullying, love, death and mental health, Chris lays everything bare and displays his vulnerability for all to see.
The stage is set for the ultimate battle between good and evil.
When Elizabeth Summers jams on the brakes to avoid knocking into a man standing in the middle of the road, she is thrown into a world of angels, demons, and gods. A world where a shadow organization, the Elect, will stop at nothing to get her.
There's no one she can turn to but Ian Knight. He has saved her once, and he promises to protect her.
But Ian is part of the Elect, one of their very best.
Will he give up all he has ever known and all that he's been taught for Elizabeth? And with enemies in two separate realms, will Elizabeth and Ian ever be safe?
1. LUST, MONEY & MURDER, BOOKS 1, 2 & 3
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows to become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks... or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?
"Revenge, determination and love fuel this thoroughly enjoyable fast paced thriller." - Samuel's Book Reviews.
"You will be hooked! Not since Sidney Sheldon has a male author captured a ...
Joan Crawford returns to MGM in 1953. Her comeback to her alma mater is to make the garish musical Torch Song. Joan suspects that it's hokum, and that she's getting too old for such parts, but she is desperate to make it work. That includes living at the studio in her dressing room during production. All the while, a psycho killer Joan Crawford drag queen stalks Hollywood to eliminate other Joan Crawford drag queens, and Joan is so strung out on vodka and super strength diet pills that she isn't sure if she has taken up murder herself. Her gay best friend is poised ready to help her party. A powerful gangster is only interested in saving her reputation until death, and her loyal hairdresser has a son who has his own sneaky Joan Crawford secrets. The final epic showdown between Joan Crawford and Joan Crawford is beyond any movie ending ever filmed. Followed by the sequel, The Joan Crawford Monsters.
A heavy girl is plagued by abuse from her thin family and many others, but after she finds unconditional love, she finds the strength to follow her dreams and finds her voice to speak out against weight hate.
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 148 Pages (476 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2020
Claire isn't the type of girl that sleeps around. When at the club one night, however, she sees a god across the room and wants nothing more than a one night stand. Ari is at the club because his friend got a promotion, and he wants to make sure his friend doesn't step out on his wife. Many women approach him, but he shoots them all down. Then Claire makes her move on him, unsure of what will happen. She wants to worship him with a night of passion, but what is he looking for?
One Night Worship is a very short story about the possibility of a relationship. It's not a traditional romance story, in that the ending of the story is where most relationships begin. I had a lot of fun writing this, trying to encapsulate the typical first act of a three-act story within a few thousand words. I hope you enjoy reading it!
In this era of war, disease, and natural disaster, we often feel as bystanders to God and the powers around us. Not Amelia. She is determined to wrestle from the powers of nature and authority the right to pen her own story. Seizing the opportunity to escape her Honduran exile, Amelia sets out on a Western adventure. She soon discovers that fresh air and wide-open spaces can no more deny a tragic past than the dry earth of the plains can deny the Yellowstone River.
Although beckoned forward by the promise of love and scent of vindication, newly discovered memories and disturbing revelations suddenly draw her back... back to her Minnesotan home to solve the mystery behind a family tragedy and the disappearance of her father. Now she must defy the unyielding hand of fate and demand from it the right to define her own existence. But how can Amelia maintain her grip on such a slippery pen?
Genre: Coming of Age Length: 237 Pages (1,980 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2020
A conspiracy can be found anywhere. Alana Metcalf had no idea her boss, the owner of Crawford Pharmaceuticals was up to no good. But there is even more gong on than Alana or the others in the small town realize and the pretense behind the company is turning fatal
Theo Ramirez was absorbed in his own world when his life was quickly turned upside down. After losing his family in a devastating accident, Theo is taken to the small community of Lake Cowichan to heal and figure out his next step. His "exile" is interrupted on one fateful evening as a walk in the woods turns into a fight for survival. Theo finds himself taken and immersed in a world where he must keep fighting to survive. Together Theo and his new-found allies - Mac, a fellow small-town girl with her own desire for escape, and Sam, a positive presence that hides a darkness of his own - must learn to work together and use each other's strengths to navigate this strange world and figure out the mysterious intentions of who - or what - is holding them captive.
Fans of RUTH WARE, GILLIAN FLYNN, and PAULA HAWKINS will love this exciting debut novel filled with psychological suspense and dark complex characters. This is a page-turner that you won't want to put down.
"So many intense plot twists that will keep you guessing right up to the last few pages. I didn't want this book to end. Hope to see this on the big screen soon." review by B. Lew
A thirty-year-old letter that had never been sent. A long-forgotten murder that had never been solved. Enigmatic strangers who are not what they seem. The past and present collide on the Island of Euphoria when Sunny McQueen arrives in search of answers.
Sunny McQueen is a recent college graduate of the late Eighties. She knows very little about her biological family. She finds herself not quite ready to settle down to the perfect life that her adoptive mother has planned out for her. At least not until she learns more about her own history.
Walter Fender was a hotel man of the Fifties. He lived a ...
Meadow Woods is a place where people are protected from death. Staying here means happiness, vitality, and all your dreams coming true. Mark Tripdick, suffering from pancreatic cancer, is invited to Meadow Woods to be healed. The gift is beautiful, as it is mysterious. It isn't until that magical source of healing is in jeopardy that Mark learns more about the town's unique abilities.
Something is turning this extraordinary gift against the town of Meadow Woods in horrific ways. Can the mysterious force of evil be stopped, or will everybody's dreams and happiness become a permanent living hell? Only Mark can save the town of Meadow Woods. Enjoy surreal terror that reads like Peter Pan and Twin Peaks taking a cannonball dive into a bucket of entrails.
Child Support Drama * Baby Momma Craziness * Dire Consequences
Introducing the lives of three families... and their mangled messes...
Being all alone is no big deal for Amanda as she has always been for most of her life. Growing up in a foster home taught her some valuable lessons on survival, but not even her time at the foster home taught her how to deal with James, her son's deadbeat father. Amanda has been battling James in child support court for years and has always been slapped in the face by the Judge's orders.
James and his mother, Evelyn, want nothing more than to see Amanda down and destroyed so they work on a plan to take Amanda's son away from her. Sparks fly between Amanda and her son's family that causes a reign of devastation, ending in someone's death, changing everyone's life forever.
Striving to be the perfect "boy next door", Preston has lived his life as his church grounded family and friends felt that he should, as a married man with a ...
"If Pulp Fiction were a comic it would be BLAZE BROTHERS... A smashing freshman success!" (comicbooked.com) BLAZE COMICS presents BLAZE BROTHERS, "a bullet flying, katana slicing piece of action that delivers." (comicattack.net) This tale of two orphaned half brothers, reared by an exiled Chinese martial arts Master, and trained as deadly assassins by a secret US Black Ops force, was illustrated by Marat Mychaels of Marvel's Deadpool Corp and X-Force:Shatter with Graphic Novel Covers painted by the legendary, Eisner-winning Glenn Fabry! This award-winning, completely original saga will not disappoint. "Like a Mark Millar creation, BLAZE BROTHERS is flat-out KICK-ASS!"
BLAZE COMICS presents BLAZE BROTHERS, a no-holds-bar, non-apologetic, hard-hitting completely original series of 8 comics.
"WE WERE SET UP FOR SOMETHING WE DID NOT DO! SOMEONE PLACED A TWO MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT ON OUR HEADS. NOW EVERY MURDERING, KILLING, SCUM BUCKET IN THE CITY IS OUT TO PUT A BULLET IN OUR HEADS. SO ...
This book is not about the people in it so much as what they do and why they do it, what motivates them. Where I can show it, I do. Where I need great author support, I bring in other points of view. Why? We are all different. What motivates one person may not another.
The acts of love and kindness-no matter how small- can change lives forever, especially at the point of need. Too many fail to see the significance until they become aware of their soon approaching death. No one knows for sure when that point can happen. The smallest action at the right time can change it all. Everyone has something to give. When you realize your gift, you will know what to do with it in your own way. That is the secret of making a difference in another person's life. The call is your call. The person affected by what you do may be known at impact or not until much later, or possibly not known by you until someone tells you long after the fact. What is important is that someone knows that difference, ...
Genre: Drama & Plays Length: 80 Pages (1,373 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jul 8th, 2020
Sara's efforts to retire from a life as a assassin and live a normal life ended when the thugs from Bentley Security murdered her husband and son. With their deaths avenged she'd hoped to leave the business once and for all, but old clients keep getting into new trouble and require her services. Now Benjamin Schwartz, a presidential candidate, has come into possession of stolen computer data that could cause trouble for another old client, the Hasselberg Group. Sara is retained to remove Benjamin Schwartz. The Hasselberg Group fears Sara knows too much however and wants her gone as well. When she discovers that they've broken her trust, God help them.
Clean Christian Historic Fiction with romantic elements.
Compared to an arranged marriage to the odious Bernard Regent, a prairie schooner on the Oregon Trail doesn't seem like such a bad trade to Amethyst Kent.
When desperate Martha Davis reveals her need for a mother's helper on the trail, Ami decides to up and leave the pampered life she's always known for a land of freedom. But trail life is hardly a tea party, and Ami must draw from the deepest wells of her faith to survive. With the sunset always before her, and Shiloh Talon, a handsome trail scout, guiding the way, she might just make it through.
A feeling he never imagined.
A revelation he never saw coming.
A love that transcends time and space.
With the arrival of 11th grade, Hamilton Dinger has no shortage of activities to pursue. With his job at the mayor's office, schoolwork, and fighting off evil, he has no time to worry about Starry Knight's recent betrayal and his relentless fixation with her.
Even though he does anyway.
Pushing past his emotional turmoil, he works with Aleia and Elysian to uncover the truth about the Seven Deadly Sinisters and his supernatural origins. When disaster strikes once more, Hamilton and his friends realize the only way to prevent chaos from taking over Apollo City, and eventually the world, is to find the answers to the questions hidden deep inside his heart and mind.
FROM THE BOOK:
I looked at her, with her hand outstretched, and watched as the last of her power fizzled out and retreated inside of her. Her fist closed, and she straightened as she squarely met my gaze.
"... I'm ...
The devils within whisper their unholy tongue but can you help but to listen? Here you will find my collected selected poetry featuring gods, devils, the flight of dragons, tragic love and the ghosts in the machine. Do you dare to enter this labyrinth of madness?
Light a candle and take my hand. I, Hades, will be your guide.
Detective Frank Fontana is missing--is he agood cop gone bad or in the worst mess of his life?
A frantic call for help has Jessica on the run. Frank Fontana has been behaving strangely for weeks when his daughter Evie calls Jessica. After telling Evie to hide, Frank left with a group of men. Washe abducted or did he leave voluntarily?
A message Frank left behind is mysterious: "Trust no one. The devil was once an angel." To Jessica, it sounds like a warning but Frank's colleague, Detective Rikki Havens argues it's a confession by a cop gone bad. When a body turns up, Jessica and her friends soon become entangled in a web of secrets and lies that make it hard to know who's on which side of the law.
Good cops. Bad cops. Missing money. Undercover operations that may or may not have ended. Join them as they search for Frank in A Dead Cousin, book 5 in the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke.
This is a lighthearted, short story, 5,000 words (approximately 20 or so minutes reading) set in the small town of Bethlehem (New Zealand) where the minister's wife, Verity Spragwell, is excited. The Auckland choir is coming to town and she will be leading the singing. But not everyone in the small town of Bethlehem shares her joy, nor is the visiting choir prepared for their leading lady's performance.
The short prequel novella to 20 Minutes On The Tube, following the fates of 4 characters in London before they go underground.
Fast paced, edgy and humorous this is a teaser novella and the gateway to the beginning of the 20 Minute Series.
Jill Haymaker brings you back to Peakview County, Colorado, high in the Rocky Mountains, in this story of finding love and overcoming your past.
Sierra Outlaw doesn't believe in love-not anymore. Not since she found her husband in bed with another woman. Back
home at her family's Eagle Tree Cattle Ranch, in Peakview County, Colorado, shestruggles to find her identity as a single
Drifter Cowboy, Stormy KNight, has never believed in love. The product of an abusive mother and a broken foster system,
he's been a loner for his entire forty-two years. "Never let anyone close enough to
hurt you" is his motto.
When sparks of mutual attraction fly between them, will the draw of romance be enough to overcome their fears and
ghosts of their past lives?
REDISCOVER ROMANCE IN ASPEN RIDGE-A SMALL TOWN WITH AN OPEN HEART.
Claire Whitney's tranquil life as a stay at home mom is upended when a friend and her young daughter inexplicably disappear. Invited with her own daughter, Jeanie, to attend a party to celebrate the fourth birthday of her friend's little girl, they arrive to find the front door ajar, the table set with cake and candles and the house eerily empty. Mystified, they return home as Claire considers whether to report them missing to the police. Dana, the missing child, is found asleep on Jeanie's bed, a note pinned to her shirt. "Please keep my little girl safe," begs Felicia, the mother, "and do not call the police. They cannot help and will only make things worse."Conflicted over what to do, Claire enlists the help of a private detective friend. The information he uncovers is both shocking and unnerving. Nothing about her friend is as it seemed. With two innocent little girls to protect, Claire's life spirals into a vortex of evil as she becomes entangled in Felicia's life of gambling ...
The Wrong Spirit
It's a mother's worst nightmare: from birth, there was no bond with my daughter, Amelia.
As soon as she was old enough to speak, I discovered why: she insisted I was not her mother.
The doctor said it was classic autism, her disinterest with human connection. But I believed we had a problem far more sinister than that: the only thing Amelia was connected to was an eerie, hand-knitted doll, 'Mandy,' that we acquired by mistake after Amelia's birth.
That doll, Amelia's obsession, was the bane of our lives. But it was also the only clue we had to understanding a mix-up so unreal that no one else would ever believe it.
The Wormhole and Me
Ronan is an astronaut through and through: everything else in his life comes second. So when he is offered the first ever solo mission to Mars aboard Varlet 6 - even though his wife Sonia is pregnant with their second child - the choice is a no-brainer.
But something happens out there, in the depths of space, and when ...
With all of the chaotic coincedences surrounding the opening night of the new and upcoming Atlanta nightclub Chaos, two broken hearts help each other mend. After countless times of attempting to find love, photographer Cassie Romero may have found her match. Unfortunately, there is another side to him that she doesn't know about which lands her in the middle of a secret plot to end him indefinitely.
A mystery thriller novel you will not forget.
A gripping novel full of action, suspense, mystery, plot twists.
Do you love stories that are packed full of mystery, suspense, twists and turns? Then you will love this mystery thriller novel.
Enjoy this gripping story with enough twists to keep you turning the pages.
If you enjoy gripping crime thrillers full of twists, be sure to check out other books by best-selling author James Kipling.
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Hal Spacejock dreams of running a huge, intergalactic freight company. Unfortunately, his current 'fleet' consists of an ancient rust-bucket of a ship... and he can't afford to refuel it.
In fact, he's not even sure how to fly it.
Clunk, an elderly robot, is a qualified pilot with years of experience. Sadly, he's about to embark on his final voyage... straight to the nearest scrap heap.
But it's not over yet.
These two misfits are about to meet, and they'll get one chance to deliver an urgent cargo together.
If only someone had warned them the job was impossible...
Author's note: A Robot Named Clunk is a lot more slapstick than the rest of the series. If that's not your preferred style of humour, you may prefer to start your Hal Spacejock journey with book two, Second Course.
What they're saying...
"Once you realize that Hal Spacejock is truly an incompetent, clumsy guy with a decent heart, you can just settle in and enjoy the mayhem."
"This is Murphy's law times a hundred."