Angels

Angels

Philip E. Batt

Philip E. Batt

The Empire is on the brink of war...the City Watch and the Imperial Guard regularly exchange blows...and what did the palace maid hear that meant she had to die?...Welcome to Highport!When Emperor Frederick decides that a parade should be held to honour his return to Highport, Captain Thomas Winterburne of the City Watch knows that things are going to get busy. But, when he also learns that the peace talks with Queen Ysabel of the Commonwealth have broken down he smells even more trouble brewing. Not only that, when he is called to investigate the murder of an apparently innocent serving girl he soon discovers something more sinister going on, something so big that it threatens the very fabric of the Empire. And what's more...only he can stop it.
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Becca's Book

Becca's Book

Jeffrey Anderson

Mystery & Thrillers

Some loves don't end with the relationship but burrow deep into the heart, live there hidden and silent for years, then one day for no clear reason emerge with a voice--a story to tell, a moment in time to recall and honor.Men's literary short fiction by Hosho McCreeshIn “Taco Fairy” we wonder what will $2 get you at a nearby tacqueria? Answer: A world of stupid trouble.“Say, What Ever Happened To Vidal Sassoon?" explores the sexual politics of business trips, and free hotel shampoo.*Mentioned in TORO Magazine (Canada)
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One More Time

One More Time

David Howells

Fiction / Short Stories

When the one you love passes on, leaving your sunset years wanting of warmth, a person can wonder if that is the way the rest of their lives will go. In One Time, two long time friends and next door neighbors realize they might very well find warmth once more in each other over and above being best friends. That leap is harder and more complicated than they thought. Reviews welcome!This is a simple story of search for the comforts of a new mate when the one you spent a lifetime with leaves you behind. People do find new mates, but there are so many differences. Who will leave the home with so many memories, how do you deal with the feelings of being unfaithful, and how do you find someone you can also be a friend to as well as a mate? Sam and Elsie were next door neighbors, adding a track record of friendship, while at the same time causing yet another complexity. One More Time isn't all that complicated a story, and no conflict over and above what a normal couple would have has been engineered for drama. Life is dramatic enough as it is.
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The DayZ Novel

The DayZ Novel

Cherno Journo

Horror / Zombies

A DayZ publication from the Chernarus Free Press A catastrophic event has occurred on the coast of Chernarus and the population has been decimated by an unidentified outbreak. Those who remain are either infected and no longer human, or have hidden from the infected and are desperately struggling to survive.A DayZ publication from the Chernarus Free Press A catastrophic event has occurred on the coast of Chernarus and the population has been decimated by an unidentified outbreak. Those who remain are either infected and no longer human, or have hidden from the infected and are desperately struggling to survive.A month after the event, a merchant ship becomes shipwrecked and dumps thirty people into the middle of this chaos. As the thirty wash up on the coast of Chernarus, the battles begin - the battle to survive: against the infected; against the environment; and against destructive human nature. They battle each other for scarce resources.A battle of man against man.Civilization is long gone; only survival remains. Who will prevail?Cherno Journo is a writer who has braved the chaos and bandits of DayZ to record the stories of the players. More than just a game, DayZ has evoked real emotions from virtual actions: guilt from murder, anger at being betrayed, and the sense of camaraderie that can form when a group of strangers band together to achieve a common goal. This special edition of Survivors and Bandits contains the entire fictionalized story written by the Cherno Journo, along with the bonus content of interview transcripts, and Cherno Journo’s own survivor diary entries, including the recollection of his first and only murder.
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Destiny's Path

Destiny's Path

Robyn Steele

Robyn Steele

Seventeen year old Talitha has just learned she is derived from a race that came from another galaxy. This race is graced with super-human abilities which only emerge as the person reaches maturity which Talitha is now doing. She also learns that her father, whom she has never met, is actually alive and held captive somewhere.Seventeen year old Talitha has just learned she is derived from a race that came from another galaxy. This race is graced with super-human abilities which only emerge as the person reaches maturity which Talitha is now doing. She develops most all of the abilities known to her race, which is unusual. Most of them only develop one or two abilities. The reason for her unusual talents can only be attributed to the inter-racial relationship of her parents. Her father was also a product of an inter-racial relationship and therefor possesses extra abilities, too. As her new abilities emerge, she learns that her father, whom she has never met, is actually alive and held captive somewhere. The people who kidnapped her dad would like to grab her too. They want to create a race with their abilities. Along her journey of self-discovery and searching for her father, she is aided by her new abilities and the gorgeous Cruz DaMonico. Although she had been betrothed to him at birth as per custom of her race, she is resistant to the union simply because she doesn't believe in destiny or arranged unions and she already has a boyfriend. Although she finds herself mystically drawn to Cruz, she must choose; should she follow her heart or be true to her high school boyfriend?
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Dome Nine

Dome Nine

John Purcell

Contemporary

The year is 2173, the polar ice caps have melted, and United North Korea rules the globe. Teo Clay, boy android, and 3 fifth grade classmates escape the Philadelphia Domes into the forbidden world Outside, on a quest that takes them through a dreamscape fraught with peril. This re-imagining of the Wizard of Oz myth is intended for readers Tween to Adult and is the first book in a planned trilogy.'The Hour of the Time' is a short story by Vincent Hobbes. This story was first published in The Endlands, in January 2011. Charlie is a man who follows the rules. He is a man who is never late. He is a man who always obeys.This is the most important day of Charlie's life, and he is running late. Charlie races to make it on time, knowing the penalty is harsh if he's late.
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Evaluations of the Tribe - Prossia Book 0 : A Coming of Age Space Opera

Evaluations of the Tribe - Prossia Book 0 : A Coming of Age Space Opera

Raphyel M. Jordan

Young Adult / Science Fiction / Fantasy

When two alien friends desire nothing more than the respect from their peers, they will push themselves beyond the limit so they can be the last one standing in a dangerous local rite of passage that will test their courage, their will, and more importantly, their loyalty to one another."You Learn. You Work. You Fight."In spite her age, Aly should be the ideal Goolian combatant in her tribe. Her reaction time is faster than any adult. Her agility is off the charts, and she’s one of the top ranked sparring students in the entire village. If she could just fire a single beam of energy from her palms, like everyone else on her homeworld, she wouldn’t get pushed around, harassed in class, or long for acceptance. The Evaluations, however, can change that. If she can be the last one standing in a dangerous rite of passage that will put her years of training to the ultimate test, she’ll finally prove her worth to her people. Anything less, and she'll be the local outcast for the remainder of her life.There’s another person in the tribe longing for the same prize due to a similar dilemma, and it will take all of Aly’s strength to defeat her. There’s only one small problem. That person happens to be her best friend.Exciting, dangerous, and moving, Evaluations of the Tribe will take you on a gripping coming of age adventure*Novel contains science fiction violence and some mild language.
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Starstuff

Starstuff

Kaylim

Fantasy / LGBT / Science Fiction

Far in the future, Ajita lives in a steel-cold institution called School, where the humanity of Students is all but erased. While her thoughts remain trapped during the day, at night Ajita experiences strange and wondrous visions. Can her dreams of the past help save mankind's future?Ajita has been trapped in School for as long as she can remember; it is a steel-cold institution with sharp rules and stone-faced Instructors. Unfortunately, Ajita thinks in pictures rather than numbers, and fails every Assessment and Exam. Her only escape is through her dreams, where strange people visit her and tell her star stories. When she befriends Yallie, a young Trainee who takes interest in her art, she believes she’s found a kindred spirit...until her dreams give her warnings of betrayal.
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Towards Sunset (third edition)

Towards Sunset (third edition)

Peter D Wilson

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Horror

A collection of 30 stories, varying in length, on a wide variety of subjects, mostly with a gently humorous tone.A collection of 30 short stories, including a dozen entries in the "Telegraph" competition of 2012 on varied themes and others previously published in "Pebbles on a Northern Shore"; one group on an eccentric rural community; another on a professional assassin with a conscience; dreams and fancies; a penalty of misplaced confidence; the odd bit of science fiction (definitely not of the "space western" type); a portrait linking mediaeval and modern romances; the friendship between an 18th-century aristocrat and his executioner; and the long-delayed fulfilment of a youthful crush.
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The Deception

The Deception

Emma Riley

Romantic Comedy / Erotic Romance / Horror

Kaitlin will soon find out that falling in love with a man she knows little about may be the last decision she will make.Kaitlin will soon find out that falling in love with a man she knows little about may be the last decision she will make. Shunned by the locals since birth, eighteen-year-old Kaitlin’s life has been anything but simple. When she discovers the rumors that have been swirling around her small, southern town are true, she knows her life will never be the same. Heartbroken and confused, she accepts that her chances of finding love are fleeting. That is until Billy, her only childhood friend, asks her to marry him. The problem is she loves him like a brother and knows that rejecting his offer will seal her fate of being alone. But then she meets her new neighbor… Logan. When a rogue agent reappears on the grid, Logan has one goal: capture him and see that he’s punished for the crimes he’s committed. The journey leads them to a small town and a stunning, blue-eyed angel… Kaitlin. Unfortunately, a relationship is not in his very specific, and short term itinerary. Will Kaitlin learn to trust a man she knows very little about and allow herself to be loved? Will Logan be able to keep his mind focused on his potentially deadly mission, keep his brother away from the girl he’s falling for and figure out the missing link? After all, it is a matter of life and death, and it’s all about… time.
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Heartache High: The Wakening

Heartache High: The Wakening

Jon Jacks

Fantasy / Horror / Science Fiction

Ever been broken hearted by a hopeless love? Then count yourself lucky you didn’t find yourself enrolled at Heartache High. The beautiful Gillian Hazlehurst does – and finds she can never return to the real world she’s left behind. Her friend Steph Johnson offers to help her work out how she ended up trapped here; but the mystery only deepens, as in the real world Gillian doesn’t even have friendsYou can never leaveIf you’ve ever been broken hearted by a hopeless love – then count yourself lucky you didn’t find yourself enrolled at Heartache High.Even the beautiful Gillian Hazlehurst finds herself there.Finds, too, that she can never return to the real world she’s left behind.Only her friend Stephanie Johnson, another Heartache High Permanent Student, has a chance of helping Gillian work out how she ended up trapped in a school you can never leave.But once Steph becomes involved, the mystery only deepens – because in the real world, Gillian doesn’t even have any friends.Heartache High (Vol I)Heartache High: The Primer (Vol II)
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Unusual Stories: Volume I

Unusual Stories: Volume I

Terry Persun

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Poetry

7 stories by 7 authors: These stories are a mixture of fantasy, horror, and other weird and unusual tales.7 stories by 7 authors, contents: Field of Yellow Poppies…Nicole J. Persun..www.NicoleJPersun.com The Loneliness of Left Field…alex kimmell...www.alexkimmel.weebly.com Taking Care of Things…Susan Wingate...www.SusanWingate.comAs Yet Undecided…Steven Luna...www.joevampire.blogspot.comPandora…Elise Stephens...www.EliseStephens.com The Return of the King…Christopher Turkel...www.cturkel.wordpress.comJeremy’s World…Terry Persun...www.TerryPersun.com
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Fish Heads and Roses

Fish Heads and Roses

Buxton Authors

Buxton Authors

Fish Heads and Roses: The title reflects the strange fruit found within this anthology. We have the witch who swapped places with her cat and his life.The poetic story of a woman trapped in a Library, who is she?An orchestra of violins, cats and conspiracy, stories and poetry, combined into a soup of words by a group of writers converging and enjoying writing. Edited by Viv Doyle.Fish Heads and Roses: The title reflects the strange fruit found within this anthology. We have the witch who swapped places with her cat and his life.The poetic story of a woman trapped in a Library, who is she?An orchestra of violins, cats and conspiracy, stories and poetry, combined into a soup of words by a group of writers converging and enjoying writing.All the writers who have contributed to this anthology would like to express their extreme gratitude to Viv Doyle. Viv has taken time out from her own work as an author to help us improve our writing skills, and to prepare our work for publication. We could not have done this without her. Thanks Viv.
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The Haunted Hideout

The Haunted Hideout

Doris Hale Sanders

Fantasy / Paranormal

The Wroe Family of "The Ghostly Hideaway" faces new problems & some old ones. A long-lost aunt discovers she can talk to the ghosts but drug smuggling, murder,intrigue, crooked cops and scheming politicians combine with planned and unplanned pregnancies and a mature but sweet romance to spice up this thriller, the 2nd in a trilogy of ghost stories. Look for the 3rd, "The Phantoms' Refuge" soon.Ed & Penny Wroe and six-year-old twins, Andy & Candy, live near Fordsville, KY in a haunted house they found in the first book in this trilogy, "The Haunted Hideaway." Daughter Crissy lives nearby with new hubby, Johnny O'Reilly. Ed & Johnny have a new employee in their carpenter business who ends up being shot. A long-lost aunt discovers she can communicate with the Wroe's resident ghosts. The twins find their very own ghost and Shadowhawk needs their help badly. These ghostly happenings along with heroin smuggling, murder, crooked cops and scheming politicians, one planned pregnancy and another definitely unplanned along with a mature but very sweet romance, spice up this thriller which switches locales between Laredo, TX and the Kentucky Haunted Hideout.Coming soon: the third book in the trilogy, "The Phantoms' Refuge."
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The Moss Garden Journal Of Chan Wing Tsit

The Moss Garden Journal Of Chan Wing Tsit

Richard Bell

History / Nonfiction / Crime

1750. A young Buddhist priest traveling to Korea is caught in storms, driven across the Pacific and shipwrecked. Lacking survival skills, he is taken in by the local people who are far from the barbarians he expected; they are complex, political, sophisticated, urbane and multilingual; a community of traders and priests with deep cultural and spiritual ways and little need for his Buddhist dharma.What does a Buddhist priest have to offer a complex, sophisticated culture steeped in political and commercial intrigue? Shipwrecked and alone among people of an ancient tradition with deep understanding of spiritual and pragmatic ways, who speak numerous languages and are preeminent traders maintaining deep and powerful social and spiritual customs, a young priest is forced to come to grips with the deeper teachings of his own path. This historical novel follows him as his assumptions of superiority fall away and he explores both the deeper aspects of Buddhism and the complex indigenous spiritual and cultural traditions he finds himself immersed in. The Chinook people were among the most sophisticated and successful trading communities of the nations of not only the Pacific Northwest, but of the entire Continent. Their business and political machinations rivaled those of any empire or culture in history. Murder, love, intrigue and endless plots drive our protagonist's journey of personal and cultural discovery as he comes to grips with both his own and his new family's challenges, strengths and weaknesses.
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