FRONTIER INCURSION by Leonie Rogers
On a routine patrol, she and the other cadets are swept up in the greatest challenge yet to be faced by the settlers of Frontier. Now they find themselves on the very frontline of a war they knew nothing about, and possibly the Federation of Race's last chance against the hostile Garsal. Suddenly their world has changed, and in ways never dreamed of by Shanna and her fellow scouts.
CARA'S TWELVE by Chantel Seabrook
One man from each of the twelve provinces are chosen by the royal council to pledge their lives and swords as champions and consorts of the future queen. From these men, Cara must choose the future king of Elbia. Before she is able to take her place on the throne, Cara and her Twelve must visit each province and perform a sacred ceremony, one that will make Cara question everything she thought was real.
Cara soon realizes that not all of the men who swore to protect her are what they seem, and there are those who would use her as a tool to gain power.
THE GEMSTONE CHRONICLES Book One: The Carnelian by William L Stuart
In Celahir, Findecano - the elf the children freed from the fairy cross - leads them on a quest to recover gemstones stolen from the Elven Bow by the Dark Elves. Without the restoration of the gemstones to the Elven Bow, the balance between good and evil in Celahir - and the human world - could tip toward evil.
VENUS RISING by Celia Kennedy
Dr. Jared Harrison, a journalist who has been based in the Middle East, has accepted a position as a guest lecturer at the college where Akshaya teaches. Arriving just in time to attend a faculty mixer, he catches a glimpse of Akshaya Bertrand. Immediately, he learns from those who have tried and failed, that the beautiful professor, compared to Lakshmi, Venus and Aphrodite, is an enigma, a seductive sculpture behind a wall of glass.
While searching for a way to slip past her armor and into her life, Jared confronts the images and tragedies imprinted on his psyche by those left behind in the war torn world of the Middle East. Akshaya and Jared find themselves drawn to each other, hoping to find compassion, someone they can expose their inner demons to.
Funding from the college provides an opportunity to combine Akshaya's love of art with Jared's resources as a war correspondent. Together, they travel to Afghanistan and India, where both finally face the past that has shaped them and the present that defines them.
Amongst beauty and poverty as well as war and friendship they find the answers to their individual truths.
THE ODOR OF VIOLET by Ju Ephraime
PRESCRIPTION FOR DISASTER: the Funny Side of Falling Apart by Candace LaFleur
This is not a book about a disease itself, nor does it have any ‘woe is me’ or forced epiphanies on the meaning of life and health. It’s a book about sobbing student nurses wielding sharp needles, falling hospital elevators, having to be surgically removed from your own sweater for an X-ray and support group brawls. About getting my whole family pulled off into a cement bunker at British customs for being more radioactive than a truck full of Russian nails. It’s about sneaking nachos into the hospital at seven in the morning and making sweet, sweet love to the back of a parked taxi while having a stroke. This is a book about laughing and joyfully embracing the bizarre and the truly funny side of being ridiculously, incurably diseased.
So sit back, take a hit off your oxygen tank and get ready to laugh at the funny side of falling apart. At the very least you’ll never look at a bed pan or an IV pole the same way again.
CONDUIT by Angie Martin
SOULS OF THE NEVER by C.J. Ruitheford
In Belfast, 20-year-old Katheryne dreams, but her dreams are killing her. A beast wants into this world, and it's coming through her. Her only hope is a dark-eyed stranger from her subconscious.
On the planet Sanctuary, Derren dreams. He’s seen the same emerald eyes every night for decades. His soul cries out, because he has loved her forever.
At the edge of the universe, an ancient evil dreams. Visions of conquest fill his mind. Magic, the source of his power, has lain hidden behind the Veil for thousands of years, but the spell is failing. He stirs in his sleep as his hunger awakens him.
But... dreams are just dreams, aren't they?
This is Book One in Tales of the Neverwar. An epic adventure through time, space and alternate realities. Suitable for the Young/New Adult audience, this book has mild suggestive sexual content.
HEAVENSGATE by Leo Kane
Years later and grieving for his lost wife and son, Jacob is at Heavensgate. He strongly believes that the dead should stay dead but he sees things other people don’t see.
Even worse Jacob is besieged by his alter ego the taunting, foul mouthed ,sex crazed and dangerous Jake, a personality with a twisted sense of fun and no conscience.
Jacob battles for his sanity and soul surrounded by supernatural enemies and allies as he struggles to free the Keeper of the Forbidden Book and ignore the menacing pink Cadillac that drives by his lakeside lodge every night.
Wherever Jacob goes people die and the cops are moving in when a terrifying and seductive presence arrives on the frozen lake.
Now Jacob will discover that even hope has a dark side.
Under the light of a full moon, the bewitching girl dances to the beat of the tribal drums. The firelight lays shadows in the hollow at the base of her neck. The soft slope of her breasts glows golden and warm. She whirls out of her lover’s arms, and the sound of the tiny beads woven into her myriad braids is like the patter of raindrops on a summer’s eve. Victor Strongheart watches, his beautiful princess bride at his side. But the heart is a treacherous thing that always longs for what it can not have.
Victor Strongheart arrives to meet the princess that by written accord, he must take as wife. Annasai is everything a man may want: stunningly beautiful, sexy, bright, willing. Strongheart could not be happier. Until Annasai’s beloved cousin Setiyah, all nettles and stings, dances in the moonlight!
LINES OF SPACE by Devinder
Book Description: Sahil is a student, having difficulty in understanding science. Unable to get past his hurdles, he loses interest in science. Then, his father takes upon himself to teach him and help him continue his studies by simplifying the various aspects of science. While teaching his son, he finds himself wondering about some of the questions of science related to creation of the Universe, which did not seem to have satisfactory answers. He ruminates about these questions and comes up with entirely different concept of creation of Universe. To explain his concept, he first simplifies the prevalent theories of physics related to Atomic Structure, Gravitation, Behaviour of Light, Theory of Relativity and Creation of the Universe, thereafter, he elucidates on his unique concept of Creation of the Universe from empty space with illustrations and logic, where all matter in the Universe is created from space itself and the fundamental forces subsist due to stress in the 'Lines of Space'
Further complicating matters a powerful business man and crime boss becomes involved muddying up the case, leaving Jarvis the prime suspect in the brutal beating of one of the possible stalkers, threatening to put his PI career on ice.
Navigating through each twist and turn in the case, and the affections of two desirable women both with an agenda, Jarvis uses dogged determination and razor sharp wit in Tracking a Shadow that moves across the Denver landscape with each shift in the sun.
Kate doesn’t believe Jesse, the only man to make her seethe one minute and lust after him the next, when he approaches her with a note from the Facilitator stating someone he loved would die shortly, and he knows in his gut it’s Kate. After a second attempt on her life, she can no longer fight his protection or her attraction to him.
After making a mistake that cost his wife her life, Jesse vowed to never love again, but Kate stirs something in him that puts his protective instincts into overdrive. Keeping her alive and out of his heart is more difficult than he expected. Then he makes a decision that could cost Kate her life. Is history due to repeat itself?
*Due to the sexual content, this book is recommended for mature audiences only*
In an era when women are adornments, Northerner Emma Mansfield finds it challenging to fit the mold. It becomes an impossible task when her country is torn apart by civil war. Knowing she must take action, Emma finds herself in the midst of danger and intrigue when she takes up the guise of a young artillery soldier for the Union Army. Desperately trying to find out if her two brothers are alive, Emma must maintain her anonymity as she fights for survival.
**Please note that this is historical romance. I have represented the historical facts to the best of my ability and done countless hours of research. However, I have taken some liberties and creatively interpreted some items to make the story more entertaining. I hope you enjoy this work of fiction.
With her father’s warnings still fresh in her mind and her imperfections obvious to any who know her, Elizabeth’s options for freedom are diminishing with every trembling step. Available suitors are few and far between. Marriage to a debt-ridden, aging fortune hunter will not be easy but with no other alternatives and destitution threatening she cannot escape her fate.
Falling in love hadn't been a possibility Alexander ever considered, but one glance at his beautiful bride’s tear filled onyx eyes has his blood surging through his veins, his heart pounding in his chest and he can no longer hide his emotions behind a facade of polite indifference.
Elizabeth hadn’t expected him to be handsome. She hadn’t expected him to greet her with a sparkling sapphire gaze. She hadn’t expected gentle fingertips on her skin or her heart to break at the tender words on his lips.
With Ormond and the family jewels at stake, Alexander’s resolve to defeat his enemies is soon put to the test as mystery, intrigue and scandal threaten his and Elizabeth’s blossoming affections. There is clearly another plan. There had always been another plan. A plan of greed and vengeance devised to ruin Ormond and its descendants for all time.
Silence of Scandal is a light-hearted, easy read suitable for age 16 and upwards. (Contains some swearing and sensual love scenes)
Silence of Scandal is written in British English.
If Rachel stops running, she will die. Or worse.
The debut novel from the best selling, award-winning author of Conduit
Sara has purchased a home on the island of Kauai for use as an R&R stopover by the veterans who make frequent trips between the U.S. Mainland and Vietnam. Sara learns that a six-year-old neighborhood girl went missing ten years earlier and strangely, dogs howl when taken high on the forest cliffs. Accompanied by a neighbor’s retired forensic dog, Sara wants to learn why dogs react in the forest.
Someone wants the missing child cold case to stay cold. Attempts are made on Sara’s life and continue as she investigates the little girl’s disappearance. Sara is gravely injured after being run off the road and later pushed over a cliff. She is dazed and alone at night on a narrow ledge over a thousand foot cliffside where she discovers a frightful scene. The forensic dog leads Sara and the police to a second disgusting site that brings the case to a shocking closure.
Hailey Pachello doesn’t do people. She relies on herself because it’s easier. It’s safer, and it’s less dramatic. That is until she meets Leonard ‘Gizzard’ O’Malley. Giz has connections and a plan, and it might just be a good one.
Olivia and Steven enter into an uneasy partnership to find Emma and solve his wife’s brutal murder. They contact Sheriff Noah McCracken, who holds the local law enforcement role that’s been passed down through his family for centuries. Like his ancestors, the sheriff ignores the chilling events in Heaven’s Bottom.
Can Olivia and Steven convince Noah to “release the McCracken” in time to save their lives?
Nathan is introduced to the Consortium, an intergalactic league comprised of explorers, science teams, soldiers and diplomats. He discovers the Universal Map, an ancient artifact which has been locked away long ago by a person simply called “The Cartographer.” After accidentally unlocking it, Nathan unknowingly begins a chain of events which will threaten to tear at the very fabric of the universe.
With the assistance of the Explorer’s League, can Nathan stop the war before it reaches Earth and threatens everything he holds dear?
There is a secret so powerful that, once known, the world will never be the same. For centuries they have died to protect it.
Nate found it. They know he did. Across time and dimension they are after him . . .
Four years ago, his father died. Two years ago, Nate’s mother locked his brother in a mental institution. One year ago, horrific visions began to torture him. Now, a clandestine group, wielding overwhelming power, wants him silenced. Nate is only sixteen.
Nothing is what it appears and the tragedies of his life are all connected to the secret, a secret so unimaginable that it will decide whether our modern society becomes a utopian or dystopian world.
Nate embarks on a breathless quest to save his brother and unravel the mystery of their father's death. His desperate flight takes a stunning turn when, along with three school friends, he encounters mystics who teach forgotten skills and lost wisdom and reveal an extraordinary destiny.
A fantasy thriller, set in present day Oregon and California, will appeal to more than young adult fans. Outview, the first book of the Inner Movement trilogy, combines mystics, metaphysical magic, psychics and reincarnation to push this new age conspiracy beyond the realm of the Celestine Prophecy and the Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist.
Skullenia seems to be the last place that would need a detective agency. At least that is what Ollie thinks, until Count Jocular commissions him to help resolve a series of unexplained disappearances occurring within his realm.
Ollie is a half-vampire who, following his uncle's death, inherits a detective agency in the undead town of Skullenia. He also inherits his uncle's staff: a zombie who can barely hold himself together (in more ways than one), a reanimate the size of a phonebox with an IQ to match, a mad professor, and their chain smoking friend Ronnie who has the ability to make himself invisible.
Has Ollie bitten off more than he can chew? With the help of his motley crew and some quite frankly ridiculous characters, Ollie attempts to solve this perplexing mystery.
BOOK II - CUP AND SORCERY
The hunched figure sat on a three-legged wooden stool, hooded head leaning over the container. Eyes unblinking, it peered intently into the murky miasma. Hands were raised and sleeves folded carefully back, before fingers were waved over the bowl in intricate patterns. At the same time, whispered incantations passed from tight, dry lips, attempting to invoke the aid of some otherworldly power.
Ollie and his crew are back! The Fibulan Museum has been burglarised and our intrepid detectives are appointed to solve the mystery, but they soon discover that this is no ordinary crime. During the course of their investigations, they find themselves undertaking a quest of quite literally epic proportions, in the hope that they will stave off disaster and avoid seeing Mrs. Ladle's legs.
Can Ollie and his friends defeat the forces of darkness?
Can they survive their treacherous journey?
Can Flug have an intelligent thought without having a stroke?
BOOK III - WUTHERING FRIGHTS
Grendle the Shopkeeper has disappeared, and it's up to Ollie's crew to find him before it's too late!
Narrowly missing a wandering splat of ectoplasm, or Bernard as he was more commonly known, with a deft side step, Ronnie entered the shop to the clanging of the little silver bell that hung over the door. His brow furrowed as he absently scratched his cheek. Grendle always came out after the tolling of the first bell. Always.
Where was Grendle the shopkeeper?
Later on, the local press are interviewing the Skullenian residents after an incident at the fountain whilst Noah and Gertie, a happy young couple, discover a dismembered corpse whilst taking a romantic, moonlit stroll through the cemetery. Are the strange events linked? Is anything else going to happen? Can I write any more of this nonsense without giving the game away?
Someone's going to have find out what's going on, and in Skullenia that can only mean one thing. That's right! Ollie and the boys have another puzzle to solve.
Do they unravel this mystery?
Can they avoid the carnivorous attentions of Noggin, a rather special cat?
And will Professor Crumble ever invent anything useful?
Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn.Embezzlement is underway at Martins Insurance Group. When Jody Minerali discovers it during a routine audit, she determines that the corruption goes all the way to the top and also includes the mob. With nowhere to turn within the company, she is forced to seek outside help. Unfortunately, management learns of her discovery and they have different plans. Crime boss Vito Lucero is not ready to have his cash cow shut down, and plots to shut her up permanently. After her fiancé is murdered, Jody is driven to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, raped and left to die.
When a string of murders start to take place in the sleepy seaside town of Palm Harbor, the police assume a serial killer is on the loose and the town is turned upside down.
Can a woman’s scorn reach beyond the realm of the dead?
Five years later, a chance encounter reunites them, taking them both by surprise.
Torn between losing each other again, and the emotions they can no longer suppress, they launch into a love affair more powerful than they ever imagined. Spending their days on the beach and their nights in each other’s arms, Heather discovers what true love is, and knows she must leave Lance.
With love this perfect, what could tear them apart a second time?
Heather and Nicolo continue to cross paths every five years, giving them the opportunity to recover what they lost. Will they ever reach out and grasp what was meant to be, or will their fears continue to keep them apart?
Although Shae's ex-husband, seasoned police detective Lee Crowley, is intrigued by Phoebe's story, he remains skeptical regarding her claim that she's from the seventeenth century. A Native American himself, he does, however, admit to feeling a kinship with Phoebe. How is it that she seems to understand his pain and anger at being caught between two cultures?
Phoebe shows Lee "the dreaming," which reveals a misty world where the Powhatan people and Colonial Jamestown come to life... and connects him to his own past. Is Phoebe delusional? A witch? Or has she indeed traveled through time?
Set in a future where our technology has disappeared, and humanity lives once again by the light of torch and hearth, this post-apocalyptic, dystopian mystery is a real genre bender. Written in light, flowing prose, it blends humor, eroticism, mystery, romance, and science fiction into one highly entertaining story.
THIS NOVEL CONTAINS SOME STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER READERS AND OTHERS WHO OBJECT TO SEXUAL CONTENT.
Netty and Baby find happiness and fulfillment until a handsome Italian stranger, Wil, comes into Netty’s life, creating a tense love triangle made more fraught by Netty’s struggle to hide the bizarre and wondrous changes to her body caused by loving Baby. Baby’s miraculous healing powers on the nature around them can’t be ignored either. The heart-rending and astonishingly brutal climax to their story comes as all three face challenges that ultimately lead to transcendence and the discovery of a new world that promises resurrection.
2033. One hundred years have passed since the birth of Baby’s miraculous offspring, Echo. The United States has evolved to a point of politically driven economic collapse.
An abused mother escapes with her two sickly children, Scotty and Abby, from the tenements of Short Hills to the farmland of Sussex County. There she unites with a Latino family who has provided a loving home to Jose, a young Costa Rican boy who has been traumatized by murder and kidnap.
The two families find themselves the subject of the psychotic attention of Armoni, a soul damaged beyond redemption, as their lives become entwined with Echo’s, who is intent on thwarting the efforts of the heinous people who prey on the lives of other creatures. And as the insidious miscreant, Armoni, tracks them down, bringing brutality and violence to all, Netty recruits a heartbroken Abby to mount a mission to rescue the wildlife of Earth before despicable events bring on the specter of Armageddon.
In Armageddon Cometh, the third book in the Alien Species Intervention #6609, Abby plans to abduct the wildlife at the Big Cat Sanctuary under Netty’s guidance by enlisting the help of the charming Italian yacht captain, Cobby, even though this leads to the exposure of hidden changes to her body. Despite her love for Jose, she draws closer to the charming Cobby when Jose departs on his own mission to find his adopted family.
At Bird Key, young Scotty embarks on a romance with the troubled rich girl, Chloe. As strange connections and revealed identities collide with political intrigue and murder, a traumatized Chloe and Jose scramble in a frantic dash to escape, wildlife and all, to Tampa Bay. Joining them are Kenya, a sassy and striking pregnant black girl, and Peter, their trusted attorney, who has been left scarred and emotionally ruined by their nemesis, Armoni. In the climax and chaos of the escape ahead of cops and devastation from the sky, it soon becomes clear that Scotty might be the mysterious “One” as foretold in an omen.
Warning: Alien Species Intervention #6609 contains violence that a sensitive reader may find confronting.
Too many lies, too many secrets. Tess’s perfect little world is now nothing more than chaos. She is determined to find inner strength, happiness, and peace. And yet, she can’t remember some of the most crucial events of her life, including the man she once fell in love with. Will she be able to trust her instincts and listen to her heart before it’s too late?
Chayse has given up his life for her. And he would do it again. A man, once powerful and fierce, now has lost control of everything around him. Can he hang on to the slim hope that somehow Tess will be able to find him and save him from his hell, even though she has no idea who he is?
Don’t miss this highly anticipated sequel to the Amazon best seller, Chaysing Dreams, as Tess’s story continues in Chaysing Memories. Travel the journey with Tess as she bravely barrels through the enigmatic path, through her laughter and tears, through her pain and desire. This compelling novel will shock you with startling revelations and will keep you frantically turning pages until the very end.
Getting through the growing pains of high school with her best friends Jack and Kylie and then being accepted into her dream college, Tess is excited to start her life of independence. There, she meets the mysterious trainer and mentor, Chris, and she instantly feels a strong connection with him. Unfortunately, he wants nothing to do with her. Although Chris continues to give her the cold shoulder, his overprotectiveness and the occasional slips of sensitivity confuse her. The more Tess tries to connect the missing pieces of her life, the more obscure her past and future appear. To make matters worse, she realizes she has fallen hard for a man who may be her worst enemy. As passion ignites between the two, she is unexpectedly exposed to a world of deceit and danger, causing her to be running for her life. Can Tess escape and save not only herself, but also her loved ones? Or, will she be caught, leaving her no choice but to face her worst nightmare?
Chaysing Dreams is the first of the Chaysing Trilogy. It's an epic love story, full of suspense and passion, tragedy and perseverance, and the ultimate sacrifice. In this unforgettable tale, you will laugh and cry with Tess - a story full of twists and turns, keeping you guessing until the end.
Cain was born in England in 1917. At the end of WWII Cain returned to England, longing for the comforts of home, but found his mother was different; she had been changed by a vampire who preys on women.
There came a point where his mother felt there was no choice…Cain had to be turned as well.
After watching his mother die he changed his way of thinking, his way of feeding. He tried to reclaim some of his humanity but it was not easy as he was fueled by rage against the one that had changed her. He wanted his revenge and nothing would stop him.
After he was attacked he came across a young girl, ten year old Mia, whose innocence was slowly being taken away from her. They needed each other, and both their lives depended on it.
The world was a very bad place for Mia. She was about to find out just how much worse it could get.
Sapphyre has always known she has some innate magical ability, but being an orphan growing up on the streets, she is both unaware of where it comes from or how to control it. For the last two winters she has served ale and food in the Dragon’s Flagon and until this evening, it has been rather uneventful. The stranger with the yellow eyes has accumulated a large stack of coin at the dice game and has attracted much attention. Sapphyre notices that with each winning roll, what looks like a tattoo of a cat’s eye lights up on the man’s neck. Glancing around the table, she is shocked to see that no one else can see it.
Sapphyre learns the stranger’s name, and listens to his tale the following day. Ashcon explains that he is a runestar, a defender of the light and the stars. He has runes, not tattoos, all over his body, that enable him certain powers. The runes can only be seen when he activates them, and even then only by extremely powerful practitioners of magic. Ashcon asks Sapphyre to join him and his companion Skken in the search for a man named Sorenthor, who will be able to determine why she can see his runes and from where her magic hails.
The first book in this epic fantasy series follows Sapphyre and her companions as they attempt to reach Sorenthor’s Library in the hopes of finding answers for Sapphyre, as to her true heritage. The meeting between Ashcon and Sapphyre has put into play ancient prophecies. The followers of the Zagador, the Dark Gods, led by Ashcon’s brother Drak’thonn, are spurred into motion and will stop at nothing to track down and destroy Ashcon and his companions, and plunge the world into Eternal Night.
America and her people are strangled in an uncompromising political stalemate. Southern states have seceded from the Union, and a civil war is imminent.
Mercy Carver: her journey is just beginning.
If that isn't enough, there are a lot of very strange beings not to mention a succubus or two and some beings from hell!
Buckle up it’s one hell of a ride, literally.
Phoenix Silverstone more commonly known as Nix, is a twenty-one year old that has finally discovered her freedom. After living under the strict rules and protection of her mother, Nix moved out with her two best friends in a quaint little Seattle apartment. For the first time Nix is finally able to spread her wings and breathe. Together, they get a job working at a bar and for the first time everything is perfect.
Freedom, friendships, a great job and fantastic man on the verge of becoming hers. Tristan is the suave, intelligent, not to mention gorgeous law student that Nix has her eyes and heart set on. For the first time, she has her life together; that is, until her path crosses with Levi. The charming, tattooed and downright sexy bad boy that Nix knows she needs to avoid.
But when one of her friends moves out she is shocked to find that her new roommate is none other than Levi. Flirting. Desire. Undeniable temptations. Nix can’t deny the chemistry surging between them but she can’t forget her mother’s extreme hate towards bad boys.
Will Nix have the strength to listen to her heart? Or will her mother’s rules cost her everything?
Sam, Cassie, Ryan, Sebastian and Maya who discovered their powers during a freak lightening storm, are still discovering their potential, in Pha-yul, where they are guided by new mentors - experts in the particular power that each kid possesses. Training with other youngsters of Padimite origin, they realize how little they know and how much more they must learn. Between their training and classes, they explore Pha-yul, the beautiful and isolated location that their ancestors had chosen as their home.
Adding to the pressure, they find out that they are to participate in the Gran-sdur, a competition that is held annually in Pha-yul. Here they would face the best and most skilled teams from communities around the world. With Mr. Harris’ guidance, the youngsters train hard, but will they be good enough to hold their own against equally or more talented contestants? Mr. Harris thinks they will, but the five are not so sure.
When the Games begin, the kids realise that they are not just trying to win, but are actually fighting for their lives. Will they win, or will they go down fighting? Will all five make it to the end? Or will the circle shatter?
But is there more to Mr. Harris than meets the eye? His cryptic explanations about their powers, how and why they manifested, leaves the five kids with more questions than answers. Can they trust Mr. Harris? Is he telling them the truth, or does he have his own reasons for helping them? What is the truth behind the secret society that he belongs to? The children try to figure out the answers as they work towards gaining control over their powers.
Unknown to them, danger lingers near. They have to face the threat and put their lives at risk. They must learn to trust one another and combine their powers to survive…will they make it? Are their powers strong enough? And will they finally find the answers they seek?
Can Cheating on Your Husband Bring Unimaginable Pleasure or Completely Destroy Your World?
To her three daughters, Heather is a fun-loving, silly mom. Her co-workers at Norlyn Plains Hospital think she has it all, including a handsome lawyer husband.
But when a flirtatious new doctor chooses Heather to spend his down time with, he reminds her of the man she regrettably gave up so many years before. Each interaction breathes new life into her and she gives in to the doctor’s seductions, threatening her fifteen year marriage.
Her co-workers Victoria and Catherine, are stunned by her actions, but when they see the positive transformation in Heather, and question their own crumbling marriages, they wonder if she has the right idea.
Can cheating on their husbands bring the three of them happiness? Or will they be destroyed by the consequences?
Shaman - The Awakening is a gripping supernatural thriller, filled with brilliant and in-depth descriptions and shamanistic lore.
From all around you,
Shine your glorious smile
On this one dark soul.
With those lines, Dr. Michael Burke attempted to express his years' long adoration for his colleague and former student, Sheridan Murphy.
Not content to be worshiped from afar, Sheridan urges her beloved to turn their unrequited passion into a blazing romance.
But will their love be able to survive the secrets each one is keeping from the other, or will their dream of a happily ever after eventually crumble under the weight of their tragic histories?
Because when the words are spoken, there's no going back.
NOTE: this is a steamy romance and contains explicit sex scenes.
What is the sound of a broken heart? How does a fated love rise from a pleasant note to a passionate symphony?Budding musician Erin James knows all too well the noise of neglect and tragedy, and that her infatuation with her best friend Sheridan’s older brother, Sean, is doomed never to blossom into something more.
Young builder Sean Murphy isn't really in the market for a relationship. He's more interested in helping build his father's construction company. Even if he were, his sister's best friend isn't even on his radar.
That is, until Sheridan plays matchmaker. A pity date quickly flares into irresistible passion. But as their love reaches a crescendo, personal tragedies and impossible decisions threaten to end their harmonious, unlikely romance.
When the music ends, will these troubled lovers find a way to compose a life together?
NOTE: this is a steamy romance and contains graphic sex scenes.
Ashira, War Maid and princess of the surface-world, is ready to sacrifice her life to defend her kin, but when she is betrayed and cast out of the life chosen for her, she must choose whether to die with honor or become one of the creatures her kinsmen fear and loathe.
Following two threads of time, C.N. Lesley’s new incarnation of the Arthurian tales of old delivers the perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy.
One will fall, ensnared by an ancient evil, thought destroyed eons ago.
The other will face a desperate choice to save a doomed world.
Ultimately, only one can prevail.
Free Science Fiction and Fantasy, Origins of the Never is perfect for dragon lovers everywhere. It's the prequel to the Tales of the Neverwar, a YA series about an awakening evil and the battle to save all reality.
Dracula’s gypsies are loyal to their master and will try to save him, but the destroyers led by Van Helsing come and there is great carnage. Still, for one, there is salvation from the unlikeliest of saviors. There is betrayal and a freak show run by evil men, as well as the greatest passion Dia will ever know, but can she trust it?
And what of Dracula’s greatest vampire enemy, the one who has fallen in love with Dia; the nobleman Dracula turned. Can he be trusted?
When nervous, frightened, townspeople demand the source of the screams be found and stopped, Mayor Trebellhorn calls in a team of Ghost Hunters.
As Travis and his team are sent in to investigate the long abandoned prison, they quickly learn that there's still one prisoner that's been waiting a long time to be set free...
I was a boy. I remember my father, my mother and my sister, hanging helplessly from the eaves of the porch of our ranch. And I remember the Preacher, Jacob, slipping the noose around my neck. He was searching for a woman, the last of her kind. He’d been hunting her for longer than he could remember, and her death would end a war that had raged for thousands of years.
It was supposed to be the final battle but she was clever and unpredictable, and had eluded him again. Instead of finding her, he found us. He found me, and even though he didn’t realise it at the time, I had made it a whole new war; one that would rage for centuries, unseen, unknown, until tonight.
My name is Gabriel Armstrong, and I am immortal.
Those childhood visitations coincided with some of the hottest periods of UFO activity in Upstate, New York:
- The massive blackout of 1965 which shut down power over six states and a portion of Canada
- The 1965 UFO crash in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania
- The Great Ithaca Flap of UFO sightings in 1967-1968
As an adult, the UFO dreams followed by night terrors had me turning on all the lights afraid to go back to sleep. Even my cats took part in these alien nightmares, on one occasion being sandwiched in between the inner and outer window of my house as if stuck in an abduction gone awry.
Faces rushed at me in the dark, and hands touched me as I laid in bed, even though nobody was in the house. This coincided with more UFO waves hitting the United States:
- Wytheville, Virginia: 1500+ sightings in 1987-1988
- Gulf Breeze, Florida: 200+ sightings from 1987-1992
- Atlanta, Georgia: my UFO nightmares from 1987-1993, Atlanta being directly on the flight path between Wytheville and Gulf Breeze
Decades marched on and the vivid imagery changed, with end-of-the-world scenarios that left me believing that I'd missed out on the Rapture.
Who were they? What did they want? Remember the old saying, "Judge not, lest ye be judged?" Well it's coming home to roost and it's riding in on a UFO. Are the aliens the antichrist that the Bible warns of? Or are they our lifeboats to a brave new world? Do they bring a message of empowerment, or are we just rats in a maze? Whoever they are, one thing is certain: We cannot handle their truth.
If you are a believer, you'll see screen memories from an abductee. If you are a skeptic, you'll see a child with a big imagination and an adult who experiences extraordinarily vivid UFO dreams. Either way, God help you if the nightmares ever come and haunt you...
Inspector Albert Norris is charged with bringing the railway killer to justice, but clues are few and the killer's motive unclear. He is forced to carry out his investigations 'quietly and without causing a public panic' as the authorities seek to maintain confidence in the underground railway system's safety. The press is being told even less, and Norris can count on little help from above as he attempts to solve the inexplicable series of murders.
But as Lewis delves further into the depraved, secret life of Cambridge's backstreets, his faith in humanity and hope for his own future decline rapidly. How low is he willing to sink to make some cash?
Driven by a need even he doesn't fully understand, the stalker is compelled to play his game until the very end, compelled to ensure he and his chosen Play Mate are locked together, as close as lovers, as the End Game concludes. It is his game. They are his rules.
But what will happen if one of his victims refuses to play his game, refuses to abide by his rules. Will the End Game be completed, as dictated by the stalker's primal urges, or will a new and even more sinister game be created?
He watches. He waits.
Can you feel his eyes upon you?
For Princess Chiomara, freedom from the Romans isn't good enough. She will have her captor's head.Loosely based on the true story of the war between Rome and Galatia, The Roman Mongrel is focused on the wife of a Galatian chieftain. Princess Chiomara is a feisty noblewoman who carries herself with incredible passion and bravery - even after she is captured by the Roman army.
Captivated by her beauty and unique spirit, the centurion that oversees her care is unable to resist his lust for her. After an opportunity for freedom presents itself, Chiomara faces two options: to flee, or to seek revenge.
Unimaginable horror awaits Rose Baines in The House on Blackstone Moor.
The horrific discovery causes her to be incarcerated in two madhouses. Doctor Bannion, superintendent of Marsh Asylum, helps his favorite patient obtain a position as governess at Blackstone House, but why is he so adamant? The house, her charges tell her, is built on haunted moorland. Nothing is as it seems for Blackstone House, and its inhabitants have hideous secrets; the greatest secret of all being that of the blood.
Amid the unimaginable horror there is love - which comes at a terrible price. The House on Blackstone Moor is the first novel in Carole Gill's Blackstone Vampires Series. It is an epic tale of the eternal struggle of good vs. evil, and a story of love that strives to prevail, despite all odds.
Brian L. Porter will take you into the center of the action in this poetry collection, and make you feel as if you are really there. One minute you'll find yourself in the cockpit of a bomber, limping home damaged from a raid over enemy territory; and the next in a dogfight over the Kent countryside during the Battle of Britain.His grandfather and father having served in the army during WW1 and WW2 respectively, author and screenwriter Brian L. Porter broke with family tradition to serve with the RAF during the years of the Cold War. Many of the works in this collection are based on the personal experiences of those who took part in the various conflicts they depict, men and women who were pleased to relate those experiences to the author. This anthology showcases his works and displays his talent for placing the reader in the centre of the action.
You will also experience the poignancy of his words, the simple message of “Remembrance”, the moving dignity of “Polska”, and the graphic horror of the concentration camps, as related in “Holocaust”. Read and enjoy!
Justine goes from wishing to be destroyed to wanting to survive, when she feels passion for the one who brought her back, Gascoyne — the one they call the Vampire Prince of Paris.
Ivan is a professional poker player with an otherwise uneventful life. But when he meets a mysterious woman at his usual casino, his life takes a drastic turn.
Flushed is a touching story of the complexity and value of human relationship, personal growth and love. Is it possible to find happiness amid the collision of past and present lives?
How far would you go to defend yourself... from your own mother?
Fighting to prove she's not mentally unstable and seeking escape from her mother’s tyranny, Tiffany must make the ultimate choice as to who lives and who dies. Is her redemption and vindication worth the price of her soul?
Rose and her children's ordeal continues. They are still held captive on a ship staffed by vampires, overseen by the demon Eco.There are more blood-drenched confessions to read. Rose has no choice but to finish the journal. Eco, mad and as unpredictable as ever, can snap at any time. But will he?
The rest of the journal tells of the sick and twisted obsession Eco has had for Blackstone House's former mistress, evil and debauched Eve Darton. There are aristocratic devil rites, both in England and France, including satanic sacrifices. There is the Great Fire of London 1666, plagues, vampire destroyers, witch hunts and resurrection men who supply a necrophile doctor.
The novel comes full circle as all the hideous secrets of Blackstone House are revealed, as are the reasons Rose’s father killed himself and his family.
Dracula is introduced, as is a child cruelly orphaned by the vampires. Dracula, the child’s dying mother says, has cursed her daughter and pleads with Rose to take her. Rose does, but what hope can the hopeless have?
Enchanters generate the essence powering everything in Tredan’s world. The Church has long resented the Enchanters’ exclusive control over essence. The head Church magician, His Divine, is determined to acquire Tredan’s journal and take the Enchanters’ power for his own.
With Lanith out on an errand for the morning, Tredan opens the box containing an Enforcer’s compulsion charm. This Church magician will stop at nothing to collect Tredan’s journal for His Divine. The ensnared Tredan must battle the Enforcer’s superior magic and keep the journal safe. Tredan must also find a way, even if he must enlist the help of the dead, to warn an unsuspecting Lanith before she returns home and falls prey to His Divine’s wrath.
(Short Story, 9 pages)
Would you give your life for someone you love... and would they give their life for you?
As Dakota tries to figure out what is happening in America, she learns to adapt to a world void of the society and technology that had been the foundation of her life. Fighting against the darkness threatening to consume her and making decisions she never expected to face, Dakota struggles to find peace, at least within herself. She strives to accept the loss of the life she dreamed of, while learning to live in the world that now exists. Wrought with dangers, both civil and wild, Dakota learns how to cope, finding love in the darkness around her.
How will she survive in a country that's been torn apart?
What awaits Brandy in... The Devil's Bed?While touring a ruined castle in the south of France, Brandy Petracus is led to the unhallowed graveyard of Templar Knights executed for practicing Black Magic. Long forgotten by the world, this ancient cemetery is known to the locals as the Devil's Bed, and its occupants do not rest in peace.
In this fast-paced clash of good vs. evil, Brandy soon finds herself the leader of an eclectic group besieged by resurrected Templar knights - craving their blood. Vampirism, madness, dark humor and flashbacks to 14th century Paris tell Brandy's very human story of commitment, trust and sacrifice, as she is forced to hole up in an ancient chapel with her friends and fight for survival.
Even then, the Devil's Bed has yet to surrender all of its secrets.
Ralph Stewart, current CEO of Biomask, ., is stepping down from his position to be with his wife who is dying of lung cancer. Biomask is now in search of a new CEO to take his place.
Mr. Charlie Grainger; CFO of Biomask, ., in sunny San Diego. He is single, sexy and plays the field. However, he never mixes business with pleasure...until Charlie Winters tempts his fate.
Ms. Charlie Winters; Single, gorgeous, dominate and she's Charlie Grainger's new boss.
Charlie Grainger, CFO of Biomask, , has lived life void of any serious relationship. Playing the field and sewing his wild oats, Charlie has suddenly been put to the test when Charlie Winters enters Biomask, , as their new CEO. Ms. Winters currently owns her own chain of exclusive clubs but since they are pretty much running on their own, Ms. Winters decided to get back out into the workforce to keep busy. Hence, her new position at Biomask, . Ms. Winters is also fighting her own feelings against Mr. Grainger. However, will their relationship be able to withstand the secret that Charlie Winters is withholding from him?
Do you believe in magic?Our world was born into chaos four billion years ago. It has survived to nurture and protect a species that is duty-bound to help it live. And it's not human. Now, those protectors are dying and the Earth will perish. Their leader Rox has a plan, but she will not be alone.
From a chance meeting, Rox will travel with the bravest creature she has ever met. A young human girl, Ellie. Travel with them both, through the dark woods to the far reaches of the past, as they seek a way to save our world.
Can you fly?Ellie returns home to forge a unique friendship that will change her life. Her new companion, Cole, will fly her to amazing heights and plummet to the lowest depths beneath the earth, as they embark together on a perilous and personal quest to discover something precious lost so long ago.
Could you save the world?The fate of mankind hangs in the balance and on the shoulders of Ellie and her dragon, Cole. Old and new friendships will come together to overcome the dreadful future the young friends have unleashed upon the world. Everything must be risked and sacrificed if Ellie is to save everyone she knows and loves.
A choice must be made. A price must be paid.
And only one girl can make it.
At a gruesome murder scene, Detective Carter and Sergeant Alvarez must uncover the truth of how the victim actually died. What they discover is evidence of an unknown creature. Do they dare go into the basement to confront it?
Until the day one Naphil, Lucien, first encounters the succubus Sarahi. That day a creature of darkness, sick of the shadows, dares lift her face towards heaven and discovers something she never dreamed she would find... love.
But their love is overshadowed as the long-foretold war between angels and demons threatens to break over the land. For prophecy states that from the mingling of these races will come a warrior who holds the key to victory... or utter destruction.
Contains graphic sex scenes.
Doctor Gavin's Patient - among horror story characters and villains there are creatures that excite the sensual senses. These evil beings are sexier than vampires, cleaner and smarter than zombies and more human than werewolves, for one thing. Aside from that, I don't think horror writers have given them the respect they deserve.
Reapers - one of my favorite, best remembered axioms states, "I don't know what I don't know." It kind of sums up the inexplicable; things that go bump in the night without apparent cause. People die and the examining doctors don't always know why; they won't admit it, but they really don't know. What happens to a dead person's soul? Is there really such a thing as a soul? Can it be bartered for, sold or stolen? Well, I don't know what I don't know, which makes this a possibility.
Black Converse - won inclusion into a horror anthology that was never published a couple years ago, so I could hardly exclude the story here. I can't recall the name of the story that triggered me to write this one, but it was long ago and far away; and, really, only one similar detail of that story comes through in this one. If you are a long time reader of horror stories, you might notice that one instance of similarity (at the very end).
The Solution - I know exactly where the idea for this story came from...Stephen King's, "The Long Walk"; 'nough said.
Lovably Dead - a writer friend made mention, a few months ago, of a publisher that was looking for unique zombie stories. She never got around to mentioning the publisher's name and address, though. No harm done - I didn't ask. I think you'll find this one to be refreshingly unique. It's a bit long in comparison to the others in this collection, but - it's the title story!
The Trojan Project takes you into a nightmare world where no one is quite what they seem, and trust becomes a word with little meaning. Beware the green light in the sky; you never know what it hides!
Magic reigns in the kingdom, and elves and trolls can be found alongside sub-human creatures named Cevarions. On Alexander's nineteenth birthday, he re-enters the magical kingdom. Can he right the wrongs of Angelia and save the kingdom from his evil uncle? Only time will tell...
Two tales entwine.
Sabrina and Lauren’s tales entwine – linked by blood and magic. Sabrina, a newly fledged healer, is thrust out of her sheltered life at Mistress Florisah’s healing school after the destruction of the witch-ancestor portraits. An anti-witchcraft militia is poised on Karthalon’s borders threatening full scale genocide, unless Sabrina, the last of Lauren’s bloodline, can destroy the Lodestone, and restore magic to Valloaria, but the Lodestone is buried deep within the heart of the Order’s headquarters. Sabrina struggles to accept this suicide mission, and is distracted by her inappropriate affection for Micah, a prospect monk. Lauren’s ghost haunts Sabrina’s dreams as her diary reveals the tragic events behind Lauren’s actions. With invasion imminent, Sabrina embarks on her quest armed only with a sliver of the Lodestone, and Lauren’s diary but how can a lone girl prevail against an army?
Ar’ch is a Diasodz (Die-ah-sodz), a species created by the Goddess back when God created humans. Diasodz were made to heal and protect humans, but when the Diasodz turned their backs on helping humans and left Earth to live in their own world, the Goddess abandoned them. Since then, their powers and their very lives have been fading. A prophecy foretold that a young girl born on Earth would be the Diasodz’s savior. Ar’ch and his brother, Angel, travel to Earth to retrieve her and bring her back to their world before her death day in order to save their kind. Ar’ch knows the drill: find the target, capture her, and safely bring her home. But what happens when the target captures his dormant heart?
Choices create action. Actions have consequences. When faced with the truth, what choice will Sofia make? Will she be able to accept the consequences that follow?
Revenge is a fast paced thriller, with twists and turns at every step.
In a thrilling and violent climax everyone is intent on some form of revenge.
Both cases begin and end with the Intra Stellar Transportation and Exploration Company (ISTEC) and the planet they control, Exodus.
Solving each case, and coming out alive, will require the combined skills of USS Marshals Matt and Mark Williams. They are twin brothers who will have to use their special bond to overcome the forces working against them and seek justice for those they have sworn to protect. They are stronger together, but first, each will find the greatness in themselves. When they do, the Fabric of the Universe will never be the same.
"Threads" is a Hi Tech, Sci-Fi psychological thriller spanning the colonized galaxy and the next 500 years of human history. The author uses unique technologies, intertwined storylines and political intrigue to move the reader to its exciting conclusion.
The author has committed that 10% of the profits from the sale of "Threads" will go to ALS (Lou Gehrig disease) funding for research and patient care.
This serial currently contains four episodes out of an estimated eight for Season 1. New episodes will be delivered approximately every two weeks.
Alisha Black is described as a fixer by her clients.
Details on her past are sketchy at best.
She is highly sought after by individuals with high level threat and personal problems that are outside of the normal operational boundaries of law enforcement.
Her age, far from being a problem, is perhaps one of her best job assets as her work history has shown.
At her discretion ONLY.
If you do not possess Ms. Black's contact information, then she does not wish to speak with you.
If you have her contact information, then you also know the procedure.
Ms. Black is unknown to the FBI.
There is currently an on-going investigation into several deaths that the FBI thinks may be related to a single source, but there is nothing connecting them to Ms. Black at this time.
CIA OPERATIONAL STATUS
Ms. Black is unknown to the CIA as far as her particulars and personal information are concerned.
The CIA has made attempts to contact her in so far as they have attempted to contact the assassin they believe is responsible for several domestic terminations.
The CIA's interest is purely from the standpoint of a potential employer, not from the standpoint of a pursuer.
Home Land Security is currently unaware of Ms. Black or any of her operations to date.
You've never met anyone like Alisha Black, Teenage Assassin. Cute and innocent, with that "kind of girl any guy would be happy to take home to Mom and Dad" look, she's seventeen and deadly. Look for a new episode every two weeks or sooner!
But lurking in the wings is a much greater threat than getting sacked from his job. The fate of an entire civilization may rest upon his scrawny shoulders. In spite of himself and quite by accident, Marco may become the hero he strives not to be.
When Jefferson is old enough to think for himself and learns that his adoptive father may have adopted him to have another hand on the farm, Jefferson puts Picayune in his rearview mirror with no intention of ever coming back.
Ten years later, Jefferson has reinvented himself. He’s a successful novelist with no trace of his once thick accent. Heck, he hardly ever eats meat.
It’s about this time that he learns Big Beau has died and left him the sole heir of Balladeer farms.
Jefferson’s plan is to return to Mississippi and turn the giant farm into a subdivision, much to the chagrin of the people of Picayune.
But, what Jefferson thought would be a minor inconvenience becomes a struggle for survival when the Devourer, the most feared creature in the galaxy, crashes into the woods surrounding Balladeer farms and starts turning unsuspecting teenagers into space zombies.
Now to survive long enough save the world and get back to his new life Jefferson will have to embrace his roots, strap on his guns, and mount up, because there’s only one man on Earth who has a chance against the Devourer and he’s called The Black Redneck.
Marisa is furious. "I won't let you get away with it. You're trying to trick my friend into a relationship." Marisa's gaze rakes the bulky sweatshirt and boxy jeans camouflaging the lush figure. "You're a stripper with a volatile boyfriend. You're not a high school teacher looking for love."
Later, Sarah is stabbed to death during her exotic routine. Marisa and her devastated friend are among the suspects.
To solve the murder, Marisa joins forces with unlikely allies. One is an attractive online investigative reporter. He'll do anything for a story to shock his followers. Another is a handsome accountant. More accustomed to saving money and cutting expenses, he's focused on saving lives and cutting off a desperate murderer. Yet another is a retired lunch lady. Fearless to the point of foolhardiness, she uses her own version of “slay-dar” to hunt the murderer.
In the past, Marisa lived a reckless double life. She was a conservative administrator by day. After hours, she partied the nights away in a notorious club. Now, she finds herself back in shadowy, forbidden places as she and her friends track down a killer. The twisted trail to the murderer leads to explosive, decades-old secrets, including a vigilante-style killing.
As Marisa and her friends follow the clues, can she keep her sobriety, her sanity—and most importantly, her life?
Throughout this craziness, I met a wonderful guy named Tony, who has abilities too. With him and five others like us we discover who we are and how we came to be.
Then there is Ronin, a being who is young, smart, and cunning. He is set on taking his revenge out on me yet I have no idea why."
Book Description: Following the life of the Gampton family, set on a country estate in Georgian England, the novel opens with the death of a servant who begs Henry Gampton, her master, to take care of her baby daughter, Angelina. Against his wife’s wishes, Henry agrees and the child is raised alongside his own daughter, Sophia.
Unaware of Angelina’s background, the girls become like sisters as they grow up.
However, Sophia’s life is turned upside down by the death of first her mother and then her father.
Inexperienced in matters of the heart, Sophia turns to her father’s stable manager for comfort as her world is threatened by the evil intent of her uncle who wishes to ensure that the Gampton estate does not fall into his niece’s hands, nor those of the daughter of a mere servant.
Unable to trust those around her, Sophia decides to run away with Robert and face a life of poverty, yet full of love, rather than be forced into an arranged marriage.
However, her plan is thwarted when her fiancé: Charles Longford, finds Sophia about to depart with Robert in the cold early morning air. Unwilling to see his future disappear, Charles decides to take drastic action in order to stop them.
Matters are further complicated when Amy, the wife and mother, winds up for a brief stay in a mental ward due to the trauma she witnessed in her home. It seems as though everything is against the Blakes. Understandably, the police, as well as the Courts, are not too concerned with the needs of the family. Complete with many twists of fate, the story looks at the common problems of a typical family caught between love and the law.
On her path to make amends, she discovers the story of his life, connects with the people of his past, and finds the chance to fully live her life once again if that’s what she chooses to.
RACING DESIRE by Pamela H Bender
Walter never understood why she was such a loner, avoiding people at all cost and just being very anti-social outside of the house. Houston was originally her home, not his, yet she didn't even want her own family and friends to know that she had returned. The only person she found herself being able to really open up with was Walter. And although she tried to make him feel otherwise, he knew that there was still a huge wall up that even he would never be able to see over or climb."
Marisa had a secret and if it was ever revealed, it would cost her her life and her freedom.