A Bended Family

A Bended Family

Dillie Dorian

Dillie Dorian

Harley feels responsible for everything at home. Her twin brother gets away with murder, and her bitchy new stepsister's accustomed chore is dusting the TV! Her mum's getting remarried, and with shockingly little preparation. A thirteen-year-old girl can't organise a wedding - she can barely make toast, let alone *a* toast. Thing is, in a blended family, communication is key...Harley feels responsible for everything at home. Her twin brother gets away with murder, and her bitchy new stepsister's accustomed chore is dusting the TV! With two unpredictable Primary-schoolers and a happy couple already shirking chores, everything falls to Harley.Her mum's getting remarried, and with shockingly little preparation. It seems that booking the registry office is as far as her supposedly businesslike new hubby has thought. As usual, Harley takes the challenge, but a thirteen-year-old girl can't organise a wedding - she can barely make toast, let alone *a* toast. What with her friends arguing over the pettiest of attractions, it's almost a welcome break.Thing is, in a blended family, communication is key...
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Taxi - Trials (Book 2)

Taxi - Trials (Book 2)

Sophia DeLuna

Fantasy / Gay and Lesbian / Children's

Now that Carmen has almost recovered from her injuries caused by a car accident, Carmen and Ulrike can begin and enjoy their relationship in earnest. Taxi - Trials is the second book in the Taxi series.Now that Carmen has almost recovered from her injuries caused by a car accident, Carmen and Ulrike can begin and enjoy their relationship in earnest. On the occasion of Carmen’s mother’s birthday, Ulrike is about to meet Carmen’s family for the first time, including Carmen’s brother José, whose reckless driving, in Ulrike’s opinion, landed Carmen in hospital. Both women are rather apprehensive about this meeting, however, the afternoon with the family yields some unexpected results for both of them.Taxi - Trials is the second book in the Taxi series.
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Children of Clun

Children of Clun

Robert Nicholls

Biology / Neuroscience / Science

1421. In England's remote Welsh Borderlands, a future queen of Scotland would learn the true meaning of sacrifice and the feared name of Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh warrior-prince, would be whispered abroad one last time; all for the saving of the children of Clun.Now that Carmen has almost recovered from her injuries caused by a car accident, Carmen and Ulrike can begin and enjoy their relationship in earnest. On the occasion of Carmen’s mother’s birthday, Ulrike is about to meet Carmen’s family for the first time, including Carmen’s brother José, whose reckless driving, in Ulrike’s opinion, landed Carmen in hospital. Both women are rather apprehensive about this meeting, however, the afternoon with the family yields some unexpected results for both of them.Taxi - Trials is the second book in the Taxi series.
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Zombies & Other Unpleasant Things

Zombies & Other Unpleasant Things

William Bebb

Horror / Zombies

This is a collection of short, and some not so short, stories that involve the undead as well as a wide variety of very unpleasant things.This is a collection of short, and some not so short, stories that involve the undead as well as a wide variety of very unpleasant things.Some of the unpleasant things include mentally deranged psychotic clowns, someone being pushed from a very tall building, a giant six foot tall fluffy pink talking bunny that a man discovers in his kitchen at 2:47 in the morning, an elderly deranged man who believes he's a ninja, a vacation near Albuquerque that ends very tragically, and many other things.Southwestern Road Trip picks up immediately after the events portrayed in Valley of Death- Zombie Trailer Park. It features appearances by Deputy Bo Autry, Sheriff Guiteriz and finally explains what became of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer Keith Dudley. This story marks a major change for me, in that the reader get to decide how it ends; Horribly or Very horribly.The Fall of Bayonne is actually more of a novella than a short story and chronicles the events that led to an undead outbreak that occurred during a prison revolt. My personal favorite scene is when the execution of a very bad man goes about as wrong as possible and it turns out being dead doesn't mean much.Waking at 2:47AM does not involve zombies, but is filled with many unpleasant things. A father discovers nightmares are more than they seem, and sometimes they do come true.Chef's Surprise may seem like just another murder case, but when it ends with undead and psychotic clowns it's anything but ordinary.Disgusting Campfire Tales was written principally for those critics and reviewers that have complained my stories are too gross and disgusting. (which they are)Fortunate Cookie takes a peek at an unloved girl who discovers the end doesn't mean that everything is over.
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Immortal Reborn - Arianna's Choice

Immortal Reborn - Arianna's Choice

Natalie D Wilson

Christian / Fantasy / Romance

They are here. They have always been here. And...they are immortal. What if you found out you were one of them, or...you once were...before you died. But you are not dead...you are very much alive, and you are not one of them, or are you?Book 1 of the continuing saga of Alexandria and the Nephilim.A Children of Angels Novel:When Alexandria Grace Groaban was a child, she learned she was very different from other children and adults she encountered. She saw and heard things that no child should ever bear witness to. She knew details of things and people long since passed, and she could hear voices and repeat them in whatever language she heard during the scenes which played out before her young and impressionable eyes. Through an encounter with someone she thought to be her guardian angel, Alexandria was given a reprieve so that she might know some normalcy in her childhood. But at the age of twenty-one, Alexandria returned home to her family’s small estate outside Oxford, England for Christmas, and learned the hard way that her grace period was about to come to an abrupt and vicious end. Now, whether for better or worse, she will find herself on the edge of a great precipice. One that will call her into action and into a world that she could never have fathomed existed. For Alexandria to know who and what she truly is, she will have to rise to the challenge of a battle that has been waged for millennia by beings first spoken of in Genesis, and embrace that which has lay dormant within her since she was a child.
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Falling (Bits and Pieces, Book 1)

Falling (Bits and Pieces, Book 1)

Shirley Miranda

Young Adult

How would the course of your life change if someone new sat next to you?Meet Liz. She’s sixteen, the daughter of immigrant parents, doesn’t fit in at home and hides in plain sight in school. She’s an outsider until she’s rescued by an unlikely friendship that changes her life.How would the course of your life change if someone new sat next to you?Meet Liz. She’s sixteen, the daughter of immigrant parents, doesn’t fit in at home and hides in plain sight in school. She’s an outsider until she’s rescued by an unlikely friendship that changes her life.FALLING (first in the Bits and Pieces Series) is a coming of age friendship story about Liz that chronicles parts of her life during the fall of her junior year. She’s had a rough year and managed to get through it without anyone’s support, including her parents’. Her life changes when her physics teacher assigns new seats in class and Patrick, her new lab partner, befriends her. Unlike her past partners, Patrick challenges her to see the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. With him as her new best friend, she learns what friendship is really about and starts to find herself in the process.
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I Can't See You

I Can't See You

Emma Laybourn

Children's Books / Ebooks / Classics

"I can't see you!" said Oliver. "You're not there." All Reece wants is to make friends at his new school. But when Oliver snubs him, he finds a most unusual way to get revenge...A lively and thought-provoking story for ages 9 and over."I can't see you!" said Oliver. "You're not there."All Reece wants is to make friends with Oliver; to be one of the cool crowd at his new school. But Oliver snubs him, pretending Reece is invisible.So Reece hits on an ingenious way of getting his revenge - a way that means nobody can pin any blame on him. It's working well, until things take an unexpected turn...A lively and thought-provoking book about friendships and families, for ages 9 and over.
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McCullock's Gold

McCullock's Gold

Lindsay Johannsen

Lindsay Johannsen

McCullock’s gold is an Australian murder mystery set on the northern edge of the Simpson Desert. There’s an abandoned 4x4, its missing driver, some missing gold, some bad guys and some bodies - plus a smart-arse Aboriginal mechanic who helps the local bush copper solve it all, while at the same time trying not to divulge any of the sensitive cultural information lying at the heart of the affair.When the pilot of a light aircraft notices an abandoned vehicle north of the Plenty Highway in the desert-margin country of Australia’s vast Simpson Desert, she reports it to Flight Service. The flight controller passes this information on to the Alice Springs police, following which Senior Constable Rick Frazier is sent from his remote Central Australian police station at Harts Range to investigate. But his regular Aboriginal Police Aide is away on tribal business, so along the way he calls in to the Bonya Community to recruit Jack Cadney – a bush mechanic with previous experience as a police aide who now assembles cars for a living. When the two arrive at the abandoned vehicle Cadney can hardly believe it. Why would anyone abandon a perfectly good tray-back 4x4 Nissan Patrol out in the middle of nowhere? …and more importantly, where is its driver? But Cadney’s father Twofoot Jack has more pressing worries. Some strangers came to the Community – doing a bit of prospecting, they said, and hoping someone from there could guide them into the North Simpson. Later, on learning they’d actually been looking for his tribal group’s most secret ceremonial site, Twofoot Jack becomes angry and concerned – him being, as senior man for the whole region, its ultimate custodian and utterly responsible for every aspect of its maintenance and well being. And how could the pair have done so? …when not a whitefella alive is supposed to know the place even exists. Yet far from being a matter of the old men’s cultural sensitivities, Twofoot’s concerns about the place actually centre on matters that are largely his own. As for Cadney and Frazier… Well, those two are soon caught up in the legacy of old time miner and prospector Les McCullock’s late 1940’s schemings – no matter that he is long dead and buried – plus those of Twofoot Jack and certain other, more recent doings. This is no TV style CSI at some multi million dollar mansion, with cool-as bikini-clad witnesses being interviewed poolside. This is Central Australia! This is the bush! So get yourself a taste of the North Simpson’s spinifex country and its fine red sand, as you head into the desert margins with Cadney and Frazier. Soon puzzle turns to mystery and mystery to murder as secrets old and new pile up. And when the wily old Twofoot starts stirring the stew pot with some secrets of his own, Jack Cadney finds himself in a difficult situation with very few options … and a policeman demanding answers…
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The Sapphire Lounge

The Sapphire Lounge

Elizabeth Dunk

Romance / M F Romance / Contemporary

Marinna has returned to The Sapphire Lounge on her comeback tour. It was where she met her husband and she's determined to put her marriage behind her once and for all. The saxophonist Saul is ready to help her start living again, but then her ex turns up with an astounding offer. What will Marinna do - choose the new hottie or return to her old love?"To End All Others" is a short compilation of stories about World War I and the terrible struggles of humanity within that horrific war. It opens with "Another Dream," a poem which mirrors a work by Siegfried Sassoon, the decorated British veteran and conscientious objector of the war. The poem reflects the lasting, harrowing effects of the Great War on the men who sacrificed their boyhood for their nation; while the battles end, the war lives on for untold years in the minds of its veterans. Next, a father strives to make the world see reason as Europe descends into the abyss of war. The man mourns as a patriotic son embraces the nationalistic craze and eagerly joins the army. Throughout the following years, his thoughts and aching heart are shown through poignant letters to his wife. Yet, "An Era Recalled, a Sorrow Relived" displays that peace is not always fulfilling and seldom brings relief. Finally, "The Mandate" reveals a tale about the knights of the air, the Great War's pioneers of aviation. The French hero Georges Guynemer struggles to reconcile his humanity with his duty amid the furious skies over France. All told, "To End All Others" provides a fitting tribute to the millions of men whose lives were ended amid the mire of the trenches, the expanses of the air, and the flowing depths of the oceans. Perhaps, in some small way, it will ensure that we never forget their sacrifices.
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The End of the Line

The End of the Line

Tom Lichtenberg & John Lichtenberg

Fantasy / Paranormal / Romance

Escaping from one prison only to find themselves inside another, where machines run wild, the sun doesn't know how to set, and time itself is running out, the chosen ones find themselves without a clue. All they have is an old battered book that re-writes itself daily and advises them to "follow the path", but what they find at the end of the line is both more and less than they ever expected.Epic Fail. The anti-hero, anti-fantasy, anti-quest adventure continues. Escaping from one prison only to find themselves inside another, where machines run wild, the sun doesn't know how to set, and time itself is running out, the chosen ones find themselves without a clue. All they have is an old battered book that re-writes itself daily and advises them to "follow the path", but what they find at the end of the line is both more and less than they ever expected.
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Pieces

Pieces

Dora Okeyo

Fiction / Historical Fiction / Suspense

Would you stay married after the first affair? Maria loves Micah despite his flaws. He is handsome and kind and she loves him, or not, but she has stayed even when the affairs has surpassed the number of her fingers.Pieces is her view on her marriage, loyalty and why revenge is best served as a cold dish with a smile on one's face.Epic Fail. The anti-hero, anti-fantasy, anti-quest adventure continues. Escaping from one prison only to find themselves inside another, where machines run wild, the sun doesn't know how to set, and time itself is running out, the chosen ones find themselves without a clue. All they have is an old battered book that re-writes itself daily and advises them to "follow the path", but what they find at the end of the line is both more and less than they ever expected.
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Uncharted Frontier EZine Issue 12

Uncharted Frontier EZine Issue 12

Allan Kaspar

Allan Kaspar

Welcome to the September 2013 and twelfth issue of Uncharted Frontier! Our current issue brings you Fall and Harvest themed fiction! Enjoy stories and photography dealing with the changing of the seasons, the symbolism of an oncoming winter, and the old "we reap what we sow."Welcome to the September 2013 and twelfth issue of Uncharted Frontier! Our current issue brings you Fall and Harvest themed fiction! Enjoy stories and photography dealing with the changing of the seasons, the symbolism of an oncoming winter, and the old "we reap what we sow." Short Fiction by: Heather ChristieLoretta OleckElizabeth ArcherBarbara SaxtonRichard Lawrence Photography by:Faith KuzioCheyenne ForemanEdited by: Allan Kaspar
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Green Planet

Green Planet

Anthony E. Southby

Anthony E. Southby

Green Planet is a fast paced fantasy adventure where two teenage boys are taken to Green Planet by a wizard, where they confront evil flower fairies and many killer plant foes.‘A richly imagined novel. The humour is the element that makes it so enjoyable for adults to read. It brims over with wit and invention. I recommend it highly, and hope the author has a sequel in store.’ Melrose BooksWhen I first started writing the Green Planet series I wanted to create something that was completely new and exciting, so I created a world with unlimited potential. A foreign planet ruled by unique and weird plant creatures. A dark fantasy floral existence combined with a dash of humour to add a spark to the plot. Then came the magic elements with the introduction of wizards, flower fairies and magical balls. The action is fast, witty and interesting with the addition of several poem spells and other clever magical concepts. Most important of all, if you want teenagers and children to take an interest in your story you need to include a couple. Frank with his schoolboy fighting attitude and Philip with his scruffy ways are both roped in as the main characters that join the Green Planet mission.It’s all in the storytelling, and storytelling is something that I feel I do best. The Green Planet novel is the beginning of a series of exciting adventure stories designed for children as well as for adults to enjoy. So strap yourself up tightly, clutch the pages firmly, and enjoy the Green Planet ride.
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Time Odyssey: The Soul's Memory; Part I, Dreamtime

Time Odyssey: The Soul's Memory; Part I, Dreamtime

J. F. Weckesser

J. F. Weckesser

Edak lives in Mu soon before its destruction. Ketzah dreams of him, but lives thousands of years later in Atlan, which also nears its end. Are these dreams, or are Edak and Ketzah connected? Edak and Ketzah battle to save their worlds and their loved ones, and secrete sacred Records for future humanity to find. Part I of the trilogy.Edak of Mu discovers a way to rid the world of ferocious beasts that roam the world. But the warlike government of Atlan insists on using their weaponry to achieve this, which causes great upheavals in the world. Using his mystical knowledge, Edak struggles to save his people and the woman he loves. Thousands of years and miles away, Ketzah of Atlan also senses a doomed homeland. Torn from the woman he loves, he must find a safe place to secrete records of their history and technology before it is too late.
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The Castle: Prequel to the Guardian Angel Series

The Castle: Prequel to the Guardian Angel Series

Melissa Johnson

Romance / Paranormal

It is a dangerous game Heather must play to outsmart a power-hungry wizard. But with each choice more impossible than the last, and promises made that can't be kept, it seems the only choice left is to make her escape. Starting over, she fears, is asking too much while a past waits unfinished. A world of magic can't be left behind and eventually Heather must make the hardest choice of all.Immortals tend to think they know a little more...make that a lot more...than anyone else. Married to one of the immortal High Council members, Heather knows more than most it's hard to tell immortals they have a bad idea. She'd already tried and failed to stop the High Council's locket collection idea. Now, on the eve of the Grand Opening of the Guardians' new school, she and her fellow time traveling Guardians search for the children who, without a locket to guide them back, find themselves lost when they accidentally teleport into the world. Could the day get any worse? It does. A betrayal and a sinister plan involving the lockets unfolds to fracture her world. Heather, with a sole surviving locket, suddenly holds the fate of the Guardians, and even the life of her immortal husband, in her hands. Under constant watch by a power-hungry wizard who has decided to create a new Order of Guardians at the Castle, it is a dangerous game she must play to outsmart him. But with each choice more impossible than the last, and promises made that can't be kept, it seems the only choice left is to make her escape. Starting over, she fears, is asking too much while a past waits unfinished. A world of magic can't be left behind and eventually Heather must make the hardest choice of all.
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