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Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was the author of world famous books for children - the tales of fantastical adventures, journeys back in time and travel to magical worlds. Nesbit also wrote for adults, including novels, short stories and four collections of horror stories.
The Bastable Trilogy
The Story of the Treasure Seekers
The New Treasure Seekers
The Psammead ...
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Jim Ford is a deputy sheriff with a lot of problems...
Lew Yarrap, the arrogant owner of the huge LY ranch, has been shot dead and Ford is determined to find out who killed him, not least because he's engaged to Yarrap's daughter, Jessie.
Hank Tilvern is the prime suspect.
He's been making countless threats against Yarrap after being run off his range by the tough LY crew.
But after a warning from Tilvern's alluring daughter, Aggie, Ford realises there might be more to the story than first meets the eye.
When Ford's brother ...
When Penn Gwinn is hired by his former intelligence agency operations commander to find his daughter, who's gone missing on her honeymoon in Belize, he wasn't a link to another case he's investigating: the mysterious murder of a friend, and fellow private investigator. Nor was he expecting to run into the CIA, DIA, DEA, and USCG, all of whom are involved in a Caribbean-based arms-for-Contras smuggling ring with ties to one of the most notorious porn operations in San Francisco.
"l've seen your picture in Adorn Magazine... It doesn't quite do you justice."
Something about him made her feel instantly comfortable. Lara looked at Max and could feel her stomach flutter with excited butterflies. She was being accompanied by one of the most physically attractive men she had ever seen.
This is how it began. But how can I tell him I am not the person he thinks I am...
Mistaken Love is a sweet and steamy short story full of surprises, wrapped up in a heart-warming HEA. This book is part of the Secrets ...
Of Christopher Bursk's poetry, Joel Brouwer in The New York Times Book Review writes, "If you're looking for skeptical poststructuralist experiments with language's unstable elements, look elsewhere. Bursk has bottomless faith in language and its capacities to enlighten and delight." Bursk's Selected Poems reveal their author's trust in those odd little bits of breath we call vowels and consonants to engage the world. Drawing on his experience as a father and grandfather, teacher and prison counselor, pacifist and protestor, Bursk ...
Jenny wants to take over the family auto shop business when her Dad retires. But her father does not believe that she belongs there and plans to leave the company to her knucklehead brother. Determined that she can do the job, she gets a job in one of her father's stores and disguises herself as an ordinary person. There she meets and falls in love with one of the repairmen. She brings the man home to meet her folks, but during the evening the family safe is robbed, and all signs point to her new boyfriend. But did he really do it?
A new culinary cozy mystery series
Function Frenzy, a cooking show, fraught with murder
Will Gina Macon's luck change by filming her cooking show at a place so near and dear to her heart, Bordania Castle, the Macon family stronghold. Great Aunt Pru opens her home and heart to Gina and the crew. And there's new crew galore with set designer Alistair McDavish Turner, fat munchkin set assistant Dusty Ambrose and chief moneybags Agatha Alan.
Soon Alistair is found dead in the garden!
Everyone is suspect!
Even the show veterans - ...
Consumed by darkness. Determined to live. A struggle to survive.
As you pass through the pages of this magical portal of a book containing a cross-genre of many fictional stories, each one will take you on a unique journey. You will discover a wide variety of fiction in its many forms (flash fiction, short stories, a novelette and poetry), and sometimes observe the ways in which people face their demons.
Each character-driven story encompasses actions and reactions triggered by lies, regret, sorrow, sweet revenge, joy, pride, love ...
Genre: Short Stories
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Former firefighter Echo Rose may have recovered from the injuries that nearly ended her life but the emotional scars still linger. She now devotes herself to protecting wildlife and sheltering her heart until local contractor Rey Bowen reminds Echo that life can offer so much more.
Rey Bowen is not the only one at Lake Serene with secrets and a desire to reboot his seriously derailed life. Meeting Echo reminds him that life can sparkle with joy and laughter and passion, but can he show the cautious Echo how to love again even as he ...
Genre: Family Life
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In the summer of 1868, as Native American peoples face up to the inexorable push of new settlers crossing their lands, the medicine man, White Bull, creates a piece of magic which delivers a potential savior in the shape of a demonic war bonnet.
Now in possession of the war bonnet, the gifted, charismatic Cheyenne warrior, known as Roman Nose, starts to wreak havoc against his enemies as he first destroys a whole regiment of buffalo soldiers in a single encounter.
Desperate to recover the situation, General Sheridan sends the ...
A Perfect Shade of Assassin - The Full Collection
"I live alone. I do not keep a bevy of cats. I cook, clean, read, and write. I'm thirty-one and have no hang-ups about age, hair color, or squeezing out a kid before my clock starts ticking. I pay my taxes, own my condo, always drive a fine car - but I never drive when I plan to drink. And I like to drink. A lot. I go to church. I sing in the choir. I do volunteer work during the holidays. I feed the poor, collect clothing for the homeless, and bake peerless snicker-doodles for the ...
All the ingredients of classic chick lit, told from the perspective of the Gay Best Friend.
There's a fine line between being quirky and being downright weird, and Lou had unknowingly crossed it years ago...
Twenty-nine-year-old Lou Lawrence has been coasting through life. He resides at the family home in the small town of Crockham for £40 a week and changes jobs whenever the going gets tough. But the one thing that doesn't come easily to Lou is his relationships with men.
Lou believes that all his problems will disappear when ...
Will Karl find his real home before he's captured and killed?
Karl is okay floating through life. He does nothing well and a lot badly and hasn't found his place, but it's fine, because he lives in Flowforn where nobody has to do anything, so most beings choose to drink.
Sadly, things change when a bizarre tyrant, Arazod, invades Flowforn and Karl finds something else he's bad at - heroism. He's imprisoned and sentenced to death, but his friend, Princess Sabrinia, frees him.
When on the run from the only place he's ever called ...
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Who knew graduating high school was going to be such a hellraising experience? Now that Mama's up and vanished, I'm having psychic visions, traveling realms and attending summer school at the Arcanum Academy for the Supernatural. Raising hell never felt so good.
Evangeline Midnight inherits a spirit-charmed antebellum mansion on the Mississippi after her mother mysteriously vanishes, coinciding with an undead uprising. In an effort to find her mother, she agrees to meet a relative for answers, but instead encounters some bullies in ...
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"I'm your bodyguard. That means your body is mine." His lips twitch. "To guard."
Jessa Blair, internationally famous superstar and actress, has a stalker problem. Well, she's always had stalkers and crazed fans but this time, it's serious enough that the FBI has had to step in to keep her safe. They can't seem to figure out who this mysterious stalker is so until they can solve the riddle, Jessa will be under lock and key of a personal bodyguard.
Rowan Matthews, former Green Beret and ex-member for the Black Wings Motorcycle Club, ...
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Ailene Burke had dedicated her life to creating beauty on this barrier island. With an Irish temper and an indomitable spirit, she had raised five boys alone before she had followed her artistic passion. Here by the tranquil lapping water, she had founded her art school and her "Sanctuary Garden," a place of creativity. This was the serenity that she had craved. That is, until a young woman's body is found tied to a metal sculpture in her cherished haven. Posed like a work of art, the victim is an adaptation of the crucifixion. ...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Life on a small midwestern farm is the genesis of many of the poems in DEAD HORSES. Unsentimental and realistic, they celebrate an enduring involvement with horses (riding, breeding, foaling, and racing) and offer a tough-minded look at the vagaries of rural existence.
Former U.S. marshal Rip Lane lives in a motor home. He is a drifter. His only desire is to explore the country he once protected. But trouble seems to find him in every small town and every big city along the way. In Missouri he picks up a beautiful hitchhiker with a duffel full of secrets. When the woman disappears at a bus station Rip finds himself the target of mobsters. But targeting Rip is always a mistake. Because he never backs down. And he always exacts his own brand of revenge.
One day can change a person's life forever.
Alissa anticipated a normal shift at Mass General Hospital until the zombie outbreak spread through Boston like wildfire. When patients and staff in the ER begin to die, reanimate, and attack the living, Alissa must fight her way to safety to avoid becoming one of the ravenous hordes.
To survive, Alissa must develop instincts and skills she did not realize she had and overcome fears no human were meant to face.
Escaping the hospital will be tough enough, but can Alissa survive the ...
+++ New revised edition +++
Second and final part of the series "The Saviour of the Two Lands" (Book 1: "The Calling")
Following Queen Tiye's orders, Senmut and his family move to Akhetaten where he serves Tiye as her personal physician. He is far from comfortable in the city of the self-centred royal couple Akhenaten and Nefertiti, but the daunting task that has been assigned to him leaves him with no choice. Senmut's unexpected encounter with Sadeh, his first wife and Rahotep's birth mother, brings his most secret fears to light ...
Some darkness exists that not even the sun can illuminate.
In a future deeply divided between two magical sects, seventeen-year-old Lilah Crowne prepares for what ought to be a surefire win in the annual competition for warriors -- until an unexpected encounter sends her world reeling. Narrowly escaping death, Lilah must find a power strong enough to stop Alessandra Hilt, a revolutionary feared for her prowess. In order to defeat Alessandra, though, Lilah must hone her growing abilities and learn to control them. But when she ...
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Calvin Glover's lifeless body is found in his apartment, in what is an apparent robbery gone wrong.
Dets. Amanda Stone and Benjamin Warren have their doubts, and as they get in touch with Calvin's girlfriend, Mei Lawrence, they get the sense that the past may be more connected to the present than they initially believed.
Warning: There are adult themes.
Calvin Glover, thirty-two, was dead. His long, athletic body was strewn on the floor of his small apartment in Brooklyn, and dry blood had ...
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Achsah's lively, vivacious, and free-spirited, adorned in jewels and fine cloth. She's the 'Delilah' of Bible times, who delights in the marketplace, freedom, and fun.
Toi, a village stoneworker, is entertained by the challenges Achsah presents, yet he vows his heart will never be swayed in her direction for long and that she would be the last woman that he'd ever bring home to his family.
Yet, who can predict how sorrow might turn a path and change a course? Like other men of the Old Testament, Toi is swayed by Achsah's charms and ...
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction
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Set in the Old West, this high-spirited tale of mistaken identity, romance, and murder is part historical fiction, part time travel fantasy, and completely captivating.
Katherine Kennedy has it all -- she's beautiful, wealthy, and engaged to a man who, at one time, seemed perfect for her. Only she can't marry him, and she can't say why. All she knows is there is suddenly nothing she wants. Not her fiancé Antonio. Not any of the hundred thousand things her money can buy.
Jack McCabe comes home from the war with a pretty medal and a ...
Six months after taking an instructor position at her alma mater, Lilah Crowne is poised to reap an easy life, her reward for victory at the Ludi. When a member of the Order visits her with an unexpected request, however, Lilah dives back into the shadows to fight for justice... but justice doesn't always come at the end of a dagger. Reuniting with her bound ally, Caleb Addison, Lilah sets out on a mission that takes them across the globe. But when new challenges threaten to defeat them, how far will Lilah go to protect those dear to ...
Three futuristic short stories from 'Agent of Rome' author Nick Brown.
(TOTAL LENGTH: 40 PAGES )
'Dead Eyes' - an explorer and his crew face a deadly threat upon a remote world.
'Four Numbers' - a female soldier finds herself trapped by a relentless force.
'Afflict' - a mysterious visitor has a singular offer for the people of Earth.
One novelette and six short stories pulled from a skull haunted by the following: goth chicks, malls, foreign b-movies, turn-of-the-century emo bands, and conspiracy theories.
1. THE LOVE STORY
2. MY HEAD IS FULL OF HAUNTED HOUSES
3. GOTH SONG
4. GHOST DAD (NOT STARRING BILL COSBY)
6. WELCOME, INTERLOPER
7. I COULDN'T TELL IF SHE WAS A GOTH CHICK OR JUST AN OLIVE GARDEN WAITRESS
Genre: Humor & Satire
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When 17 year old Kaia was just about ready to enjoy her life in the wilds of the enchanted, yet dark city of Nocteraia, tragedy struck -- her mother disappears without a trace. A day turns into a week, and before long, an entire month passes before the authorities admit the disappearance has them stumped. On the verge of mental break, a grieving Kaia is visited by a woman who claims to know where her mother is and how to reclaim her.
Desperate to find her beloved mother, Kaia joins "The Fraternity", an academy she quickly realizes ...
Adhrit - he left behind the city he loved from the core of his heart.
Vihaan- he left behind the city he hated from the core of his heart.
Tikshya- she had to choose between a man she loved and a man she worshipped. Twice!
Idee Fixe- Love, Success, Compassion - three of the most coveted human emotions- drive three different individuals who give up everything else for the single most emotion they truly believe in.
Idee Fixe is one of those rare story in which the lives of three extraordinary people are greatly influenced by events ...
The grit, beauty, and romance of 15th century Scotland come alive in A DARK HIGHLAND MAGIC.
Kat Martin, New York Times best-selling author, says Kelly Jameson's Highland romance series is "filled with passion, intrigue, vengeance, and all-consuming love."
"Jameson's strength lies in her world-building... she demonstrates a solid knowledge of Highlands history and lore." BookLife Prize/Publishers Weekly
As a lad, Conall Maclean promised his father he'd always look for the magic, even in the dark times ahead for the Highlands. As a ...
A novel about sunshine, sex, vodka shots, Gulf Streams and Singapore Slings... and the odd transvestite!
Cleverly combining into novel form the lifestyle and excesses of 'Entourage' with the curiosity, wit and hilarity of 'Lost in Translation.' 'SIN,' is the first in a series of literary fiction that draws on the experiences of a music television industry insider to illustrate both the heady excesses of expatriate lifestyle in Asia and the difficulty of finding love in the fast track world of show biz.
About the Author.
The amaranthine apologue is Keyontaye William's debut collection of poetry. Divided into three chapters, it's reflective of the abstraction of love and the continuity of human intellect.
Rabbit Hole of Choice and Chance
if i say nothing then it's because of pride
if i say anything then it's full of lies
if i don't try enough then i've lost us
and even when i do try you're still cuffed to the very same lust that had once attracted you to me
you weren't here for lo
Is any secret worth keeping? For 16 years, Claire Robbins thought so... to protect her son, William, from the mistakes of her past. Can a tide that once cut provide healing in the present?
Life couldn't be any better for Lance and Sarah Snyder. Married for two years and building a new beach house, Sarah is pregnant and blissfully content. All is perfect in Marlin Beach, Maryland for the happy couple.
That was until Sarah hears a knock on the door of The Dancing Seahorse from a "teenage stranger" that she has never seen before - ...
Young Titus Fufius has made a complete mess of his life. In a bid to escape, he lies about his age and joins the 47th Legion as a Libritor- an artilleryman working a scorpion, a type of small portable ballista. Tribal unrest draws the 47th out onto the grassy plains of Yallick where they face the mounted archers of the Ozani tribe. Heavy infantry is a poor match against the mobil horse archers; will the balance lie in the hands of the Libritors and their scorpions or will the enemies and their mercenaries prevail?
In a different ...
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Maggie Sinclair, thirty-one years old, is widowed when her husband dies in a car accident following a winter storm. Having difficulty remaining in Wisconsin because of constant memories, Maggie moves to Vermont to start a new life. Opening up a private therapy practice, she meets Ben Grayson, a psychologist with an office in her building. Maggie is reluctant to become involved with Ben as she is still in love with her husband. As time passes, Maggie encounters signs of her late husband in various forms, such as a soft touch on her ...
I exist to protect her.
My beast lives to ravage her.
Razor-sharp claws shred the soft, supple skin. Hot blood spills, and her pulse fades behind my temples. She will always be in harm's way with me in the picture. However, my plan to leave my clan behind backfires when the bayou becomes a killing field, and the predator may be one of our own.
I breathe for his touch.
Until his touch nearly stole my last breath.
I peel away the corners of the dirty gauze, revealing bruised, puckered flesh. I haven't laid eyes on Kingston since ...
When meditative practice meets simulated reality, profound mental powers are unlocked, but grave dangers are unleashed.Evan wakes up to find that he has amnesia. He's held in a building in the middle of a jungle with twelve other people. A doctor runs the facility, and after struggling to calm his patients of their panic, he explains that he will cure their amnesia with a battery of exercises involving virtual reality simulations. Everything is odd to Evan from the start, and when things begin to go very wrong, it becomes abundantly ...
Four thousand people at sea with a killer --
What would you do?
If you love action packed thrillers, you'll love "Crimes in Our Wake," the sequel to "Cold Case Club."
A honeymoon couple, Fiona and Joseph Fitzgerald, cruise to Hawaii and risk their lives confronting a remorseless killer from a Mexican drug cartel.
His deadly spree begins in Long Beach, CA. The culprit follows two witnesses onto the ship where he wreaks havoc among 4000 passengers and crew. He attacks them with poison, knives, and his bare hands.
The ship's ...
Frank Xavier; ex-boxer, ex-stuntman, ex-con... current unemployed, Detroit loser. After a chance meeting with a group of thugs leaves Frank dead on an operating table for a full three minutes, he awakens with the ability to see otherworldly things. The bizarre visions only seem to bring more of the same bad luck and trouble Frank has always known. Salvation comes in the form of Raina Whatley, a foul-mouthed mortician who offers to help Frank understand and control his new abilities in exchange for his protection as a bodyguard. What ...
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SILKEN LIES is a sprawling novel that spans over two decades in the life of Isabelle MacKinnon, a photographer for a Manhattan magazine. After moving to Newport, Rhode Island in 'eighty-six, Isabelle renovates a small cottage near the rocky coast with the aid of Cam Rivers, a designer and businessman who has been her close friend since graduate school, and she throws herself into a life of travel and artistic endeavors as she shoots her black and white photo essays for the magazine. Her life takes a series of unexpected twists and ...
Genesis may be the best at retro video games, but to be the champion of her realm in Virtual Gamedom, she's going to have to leave her comfort zone.
To call high school junior Genesis Strange an introvert is the understatement to end all understatements. Her middle name should be "Socially Awkward." When she's in the retro 8-Bit Arcade inside Virtual Gamedom, a huge virtual reality world, watch out; she owns the leaderboards.
She's happy enough with this almost-anonymous virtual life, but things have a tendency to change. First ...
Will it be his day to die?
When the government wanted men to break the hold of the wild ones on towns like Willard Flats, they chose hard men like Rand Kelsey.
He had trained himself to feel no emotion of any kind, and was prepared to kill any man if it meant bringing law and order to the frontier towns - but could he succeed against the odds?
Fast-paced and full of action,A Day to Die is a thrilling western from acclaimed author John Glasby.
Praise for John Glasby:
'A thrilling read' - Robert Foster, acclaimed author of The ...
Johann Bridges is a loyal captain of the Royal Guard. He is happily married to Isabel, the niece of the Wynster King. When he is informed of an ongoing theft in the Royal Treasury, Johann pledges his support in resolving the matter. Crimes against the crown often end in an execution, and it is his duty to bring criminals to the King to be sentenced.
The Royal Family quietly received word implicating Johann in the theft. They investigate in order to clear his name, and discover some of the missing funds with his possessions. When ...
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Kane Clarke has loved and lusted after Veronica Gibson from afar for far too long.
Now that she's finally free, he wants to have her all to himself.
But Veronica's life is complicated.
All she's ever known is compromising her own dreams for the sake of others. She's determined to start over; and her plans don't include falling in love.
Can Kane and his rescue dog Arrow convince Veronica she can have it all: passion, love and maybe even a family to call her own?
*** If you love happily ever after, modern fairytales with alpha ...
Welcome aboard, new friends! May our journey together be long and wonderful...
You are holding the a magazine devoted to the field of science fiction in films and television: the realm that combines science, adventure, romance, and philosophy.
At its best, science fiction in the visual media creates worlds apart from our own, in which we can lose ourselves for a time while dwelling upon truths about the human condition that can be isolated by imagination and presented dramatically.
We constantly strive to give our readers the ...
Genre: Science Fiction
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NOMINATED FOR THE ERIC HOFFER AWARD AND THE FIRST HORIZON AWARD.
The epic tale of a young man who falls in love with every woman he meets and the consequences of a constantly breaking heart. Barthalamew Buckett provides for a unique story, told in a Dickensian era and style, complete with a dark and subtle humor and a quieted but emotional twist in the final act.
This is a perception vs reality piece of historical fiction that pushes romance to a curious and trying limit as a lost boy desperately tries to connect with the world ...
In the multiverse, the Creators have all the power because of the energy created by living planets and complex life forms. Billions of years ago, Rivalen, a barren universe, builds a device to control the Creators and life itself. He joins with the other barrens and together they maintain control of the multiverse and try to create universes they can inhabit. However, their latest experiment, Earth and Alta, plays out unexpectedly and Rivalen must contend with a new Creator with an ever-increasing ability to circumvent his ...
An essential worker mini romance about an alpha doctor single father and a younger curvy daycare worker.
I've been raising my son alone for the past four years. As a doctor, things have been extra crazy for me over these past few weeks, and now my daycare has had to shut down. I'm grateful in more ways than one to have found Caroline. The moment I see her, I know I need her in my life forever.
The world has been changing in ways I would have never imagined, but nothing prepares me for the way my own world ...
Genre: Short Stories
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In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, P.I. Jackson Flint is hired to search out whether a death may have been caused by deliberate exposure to the virus. Stay-at-home orders hinder the investigation, but Jackson employs creative measures to track down the truth. This short story is part of the Jackson Flint mystery novel series set in Yellow Springs, Ohio and introduces characters from that series.
You all know Crimson Deville, the Queen of Rock and Roll. Her music - our band's music - will never be forgotten. I'm her twin sister, Clover. Call me Cloe. Crimson left me to carry on her musical legacy and mop up her messes, not necessarily in that order. And then there's Tyrese "The Beast" Mayfield. Call him Ty. He's an ex-MMA fighter, and now he's my personal numbers nerd. I can't shake him. And I'm not so sure I want to.
Hang on, people. It may be a bumpy ride.
Ron Baker, Amazon Customer, gives this story five stars and comments: "This short has exactly what I like in science fiction: planet exploration and bizarre otherworldly aliens, in this case insectoid. The horrendous purpose the aliens have for the hapless astronauts who make planetfall to find the numerous previous missing exploration teams is grisly. I love the mystery of the planet and the authors device of alternating from the aliens bizarre perspective then switching to the astronauts point of view."
Logan Rickover is an ...
On the surface, Willard Notch is another quiet New Hampshire town.
But in the underbelly, something dark has awakened. The arrival of a sinister stranger ignites a terrifying series of events that spills blood, and baffles the experts.
Soon, truths of both past and present are uncovered. As the secrets behind the facade of the rural town slowly present themselves and converge in a bubbling cauldron of hate, only one person in town can fully comprehend what is happening around them.
But can she destroy the evil that plagues their ...
A man who has spent most of his life writing about heroes becomes one.
After losing his elite status as one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, Derek Calendine emerges from seclusion with a new purpose, a calling prophesied four hundred years ago. Derek takes on an important mission to retrieve three pieces of a powerful artifact, each scattered around the globe for centuries. Using every resource at his disposal to become something that most people idolize, Derek becomes a larger-than-life character like the ones depicted ...
After narrowly escaping the evil Source - Ambrose, discovering her mother was alive, and finally moving the Center of Magic. Reese finds herself on a floating island surrounded by yet another Source - Eva, with an ancient city of untold mysteries lying behind a magic wall. Still, for all she and her friends have found, they have lost their friend, Em to Ambrose, after a betrayal by one of their own.
Now, Ambrose intends to gather the forces of darkness to make a final assault on Reese and take the Center of Magic, the one thing he ...
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Franny is lamenting the fact that she has no man or excitement in her life when a handsome photographer knocks on her door. He asks if he can take some pictures of her cat for a pet food commercial. When they develop the pictures, Franny and Jason are stunned by what they see... ... the ghost of a little girl.
When job cuts at Chloe Saddler's London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she leaves behind everything she knows, including her boyfriend Scott, to start a new life in the City of Light.
Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Trying to find a flat and friends while figuring out French faux pas is enough for anyone to be getting on with, and Chloe certainly doesn't need to be distracted by thoughts of a sexy ...
Charly and Marlie, two chickens from the modern chicken planet Cluckeneenoos, had only planned for a cozy birthday picnic in outer space. But when they take their space ship, the "Boring Tube", for a ride, they soon find themselves tumbling from one crazy adventure to the next. Suddenly, they're dealing with all kinds of whacky aliens: racing moles, hold-your-beak vines, magma hamsters and gourmet moray eels - just to name a few. The two of them must prove themselves as jungle explorers, ghost hunters and secret agents in order to ...
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If you've lost yourself, you need someone else to show you the way home.
When Thomas Quinn is eight-years-old, he asks a promise of an Irish sea captain: "If ever I should become like me father will you dunk me under the water 'til I cannot breathe? Will you, sir, please?"
The captain agrees.
Ten years later, Thomas is a womanizer, a thief and a drunk, who remembers a promise, but doesn't know what it was about or who it was with.
While flirting with a young woman in the Galway marketplace, he is accosted by her grandfather. ...
Maggie Walker is single parenting four teenagers, while she shares a bedroom with her invalid mom. She cleans houses for a living, but tries to devote a few minutes to her sketchbook every day. Jim Madden is struggling to get out of debt, while he single parents three children. A romance is hardly feasible, but God never lets circumstances interfere with His plans.
Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction
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The International Space Station holds a secret and freelance journalist Eric Dundston has obtained a clue to solving the mystery. The author gives the reader a behind-the-scenes look at the world of journalism and how an ordinary event can lead to a great adventure.
Genre: Science Fiction
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Murderers rarely advertise who they are, or how many people they have killed, or how they have no remorse whatsoever walking through their day-to-day lives with blood on their hands.
This story is about one of those cunning killers, a ruthless taker of lives and an unsuspecting teenage guy who is lured into her deceitful web.
Recent high school graduate and amateur surfer Jeff Dean is enjoying the easy life. He lives in a beautiful home on the Jersey Shore, has zero bills to pay. However, when his mother kicks him out of the house ...
ANNETTE felt like Cinderella. She'd dreamt of being loved by a handsome and prosperous man many times. Now that the dream had become a reality, she was floating on a magical cloud.
JAY comes into her life and turns it into a fairytale, when he elevates her from side chick to fiancée. Life is one sweet love song after another. But things are about to change!
Jay's ex-wife, Elaine, won't go away quietly. Predictably, she tries every trick in the dumped woman's handbook to get her husband back, but Annette has a lock on his heart ...
Avery Amelia Fox, a twenty-something, independent woman, is the only child of Avery and Amelia Fox, prominent citizens of the exclusive village of Hidden Oaks. Her name is both a blessing and a curse. A curse because her parents are well known in a world of insufferable snobs. A blessing because Avery, despite her abhorrence to her parents' world, loves them and is grateful for the advantages being a Fox offspring has allowed her.
Avery's childhood was spent with a succession of nannies and private schools. Her favorite was Nanny ...
The outbreak devastated entire nations; what little hope would be found here?
It has been weeks since the First Wave broke, and a woefully unprepared mankind has steadily lost ground to the tide of infected. Overwhelmed by the sheer number and ferocity of the afflicted, the official response has abandoned its inland posts and collapsed back to the last line of defensible terrain.
Cut off from rescue and resupply, a desperate pocket of survivors cling to the notion of humanity while faced with a grim decision -- is it worth it to ...
Book #5 in the best selling Cedar Bay Cozy mystery series from Amazon All Star Author Dianne Harman.
Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, has reluctantly agreed to cater a dinner party for her friend Sophie Marchant in Portland's popular Pearl District. The guest of honor, Donatella DeLuca, is a famous chef and owner of the highly acclaimed restaurant, Mangia! Mangia!
The day after the dinner party Donatella is found murdered. Who did it? The arrogant newspaper food critic? The sous chef at Mangia! Mangia!? The beautiful ...
In Volume three of 3 TALES TO CHILL YOUR BONES, you'll find forbidden love, doom and damnation, and uncertain freedom. Dare you turn the page of your kindle?
A blind woman falls desperately in love with a young man in the forest. Her father has forbidden her to enter the woods for fear of the monster that walks amid the trees. One day, Ribbon sneaks behind her father's back and bargains a potion from an old gypsy so she can finally see her lover. And she does, my dear readers, she does!
Neverwas of Koppelburg Hill
Pride and Prejudice meets the Wild West
A young British duchess fleeing from her husband's murderer. A widowed American cowboy with a small daughter. Their second chance at love.
At twenty-one, Jane Langley the Duchess of Chatham, is too young to be a widow. Her husband's misguided duel with his ruthless younger brother leaves him dead. The new duke's menacing threat to Jane -- marry him or else -- has her fleeing her home to America for safety and an opportunity to where she can buy her own property. Although Jane worries about ...
Return to the land of Kinowenn in Book 3 of this imaginative series. Join Lucy, Justin, Taran, and Gavin as they travel through the mists, facing damp misery, flesh-eating insects, and nightmare creatures to uncover the source of malice bent on the destruction of the free lands of Kinowenn. Joss struggles to find his place as King of Lerramorre and works with Maya to keep his lands from collapsing from within. On the way, they challenge long-held standards by opening up new roles for women. Meanwhile, Lucy faces difficult decisions ...
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Aletheia is a melancholy goth living in New Orleans. Her dark moods have been her constant companion for as long as she can remember, but never more so than when her good friend and fellow tarot reader is murdered by the serial killer ravaging Jackson Square. The third in a string of murders, the supernatural killer creates gruesome tableaus, carving astrological symbols into the victims' chests and leaving tarot cards in their hands. In the wake of her friend's murder comes Martin, the unconventional detective with Santeria tattoos ...
This hard-hitting, hilarious novel is written in the first person by Rab Sinclair, a shelf-stacker who lives in Heroin Heights in Motherwell. Rab, a Celtic fanatic, has been stuck in a rut ever since leaving school some eighteen years earlier. When he receives a message from his school Facebook page inviting him to a school reunion, he realises that he'll have to make some quick changes if he is ever going to impress Caroline, an ex-girlfriend and classmate he has never quite got over. Could Tam, a Rangers fan he meets in the local ...
No matter where you are, they'll find you, and put you in "The GAME".
Candice Laguna's life is being systematically dismantled, by an unknown force, for a reason she can't imagine. But she is about to become the unwilling star of a reality game competition the likes of which has never been broadcast to the world.
Just when things get darkest, a mysterious man snatches her from the grips of doom. He is a man who is not what he seems, and not who he says. He has no name and his motivation to help Candice is not what it seems to ...
Eight individuals' lives... and deaths... overlap, as they meet again on a path on the "other side." There each is given a "choice of fates," guided by a variety of characters?priests and rabbis, angels and saints?and the devil himself! From the Reviewers: "With startling insight, captivating wit and enduring compassion the author populates her tale with a range of characters - all so recognizable in our own lives - from those born on the wrong side of the tracks to the silver-spoon-in-the-mouth anointed. We meet both the ...
The year is 1640, and Louis XIII is on the French throne. However, as far as you're concerned, this is all pretty meaningless. After all, as a teenage orphan living in a monastery school in Reims, all you have to worry about is dodging the unpleasant advances of a few unsavoury monks and looking forward to a life of penniless and celibate servitude in a religious order.
After a childhood and adolescence plagued by a constant longing to know who he really is, orphan Pierre has not the slightest idea that his questions are about to be ...
Formerly published as Here She Rules, The Chronicles of Erla.
A glowing tear in space has brought Cassandra Powell to a new world, one very different from her own.
Saving the life of the Queen of Erla, she soon finds herself Commander of the nation's armies. Struggling through disbelief and the conviction she is imagining what happened to her, Cassie assimilates into a culture that is very different from the one she has always known.
Erla, is a female dominant society where gorgeous, passionate men serve the women's every desire. ...
From bestselling authors Robert Armstrong and Tom Shutt comes the first book in the dark fantasy series, Acula.
Reeling from the old war, a renowned Spartan warrior faces his greatest challenge as his son is pursued by a supernatural specter. A creature so vile it preys upon the strongest of human bonds, increasing its power as it severs the link between parent and child, savoring in its victim's sorrow.
But a Spartan is not one to cower from a fight, sword nor specter. And a darkness festers inside him perhaps more sinister than ...
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His name is Deutsch Baggerly. He's a sort of hot, middle-aged, retired potato salesman turned private eye. He's traded the spuds to go after the puds. Anything anyone can do he can't do better. He has the instincts of a wet-bottom shoofly pie. Absurdity, apathy, and luck are his favorite weapons, and occasionally potatoes. Yet he somehow stumbles into solving cases no one else will touch. He's horrible at shark diving, paintball, karate, safe-cracking, knife-throwing, e-mailing, zip lining, you name it. But don't tangle with him: ...