When 17 year-old Isis wakes from her nightmares, the monster in them steps into her reality. As much as she tries to avert the possibility of falling in love with her ex-aggressor, her heart leads her astray, and soon she find that the real monster lurks elsewhere.
“APEMAN” – A stunning work of literary science fiction – The AIMN In a stark dystopian future, humanity is set adrift in search of a new home. Human “ark ships” carry the embryos that will populate their destination planet, crewed by a team of managers, service personnel plus a few non-human workers.””Gerard St Clare is a bold new voice in Science Fiction! In “Apeman”, St Clare writes with a vision so much bigger than the short story form. Encapsulating a complete world, “Apeman” explores the dark face of genetic determinism, and the deep ethical issues involved in genetic manipulation. Rarely does a new science fiction writer of this calibre come along. Apeman is a stunning work of literary science fiction.”. – The AIMN
When a young girl is abducted by a notorious serial killer, a woman risks her own life trying to save her. Mina is struggling to come to terms with her past. Having led a reclusive life, shunning human contact, she decides to take on a local college course to help get her life back on track.However, when a young girl who tries to befriend her is abducted by a serial killer, Mina feels responsible. She refused to wait with the girl for her mother to pick her up. And she shrugged off the youngster’s fears.Now Mina cannot rest until she finds out what happened. But as she probes into the events of that evening, her own nightmares start to return. She has put herself in danger, one that leads to an increasingly tense standoff with a cruel and vicious man who will stop at nothing.Can she find the strength to stand up to her demons, past and present? And will she do so, even if it means risking everything?CRUELTY’S DAUGHTER is the fifth novel by best-selling Australian author, Anna Willett. She writes in the thriller genre, with added elements of horror. Her books explore how women react to difficult situations. The books are full of tension, physical and psychological, and they are difficult to put down.
Three hundred years ago, the Immortal Emperor of Vrone conquered Pharusia. The Crystal Throne was shattered, and the once powerful people were enslaved. With the aid of his dragon riders, the emperor hunted down and killed the elemental weavers of Pharusia, casting their legacy into myth.
Now, trouble is brewing in the land of dragons. For the power of the weavers is linked to the coming and going of the comet Aetheros, and soon it shall return to bless its people.
At the center of the conflict lie the children of Madellia Odell, a Pharusian slave who is forced to expose herself as a weaver, and in doing so, sets in motion a chain of events that will reshape an empire. Now her children are on the run, and they have begun to awaken to their forbidden power.
The Dragon Throne War has begun…
In the 36th century, humanity has spread across the stars…Zona Nox. Crime-ridden cesspool at the edge of the galaxy. A war-torn hellhole dominated by gangs, megacorporations and alien raiders.James Terrin, master thief, calls it home. James has made a name for himself among the criminals of his home planet but all he really wants is to ensure the survival of his family.Zona Nox is under attack. An alien empire threatens the planet’s survival, and not even the veteran fighters of the planet can hold them back.Pushed by circumstance, James is forced to join the very thing he hates: the interplanetary military called the Troopers. The children of Mars. The tin-men. Humanity’s finest. The army that has tried to catch him for his entire criminal career.Can a master thief make a good soldier?And, more importantly, can James defend his homeworld?If you love Star Wars, Firefly and Warhammer 40k, you won’t want to miss Shadow. Pick up your copy today, and begin your journey into the ever-expanding space opera and military sci-fi series, Warpmancer.
What goes on in the mind of a murderous killer?What is it about some people that lead them to commit murder?Is there something that is different or is it simply a switch that gets turned?Murderous Minds: Stories of Real Life Murderers that Escaped the Headlines offers a look into the lives of individuals who become didn’t just become killers, but who managed to avoid the media storm that usually accompanies them.Inside, you will read about people like: Sante Kimes, a sixty-five-year-old mother who was driven by greed and who committed multiple murders with her son Robert James Acremant, the MBA graduate who murdered three people in order to continue getting lap dances from a stripper that he became infatuated with Larry Gene Ashbrook, who became deluded into thinking that strangers were accusing him of murder. When he could not take in anymore, he carried out a massacre at the Wedgwood Baptist Church Each story harbors its own distinct narrative and reasoning for the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, along with the background to the case, their lives and the aftermath of their actions.Sometimes the truth is more appalling than anything fiction can provide, and Murderous Minds proves it once again!Get your copy now and get inside the minds of murderers like never before!
Brandon Chane, musical visionary and perpetual outcast, is weathering the first flush of terrestrial stardom with his band, Edge of the Known, and beginning to realize that the fame he’s worked so hard to achieve is not a cure-all for the wounds he’s carried throughout his inspired and arduous life. Is there another, deeper answer to be found?
It was a terrible idea. But that doesn’t stop Sarah Meadows from saying yes to covering for her identical twin sister at staff orientation week at Camp Firefly Falls. It’s just a few days and she’ll be back to finishing her master’s thesis, right? But when her sexy, ex-park ranger partner figures out her secret, she’s got her work cut out convincing him not to turn her in.
Beckett Hayes knows he should report Sarah to the boss, but instead, he finds himself agreeing to train her. There’s just something about those big, doe eyes and all that sass. But when Sarah starts to matter more than he planned, the pressure’s on. Can he convince her to take the road less traveled or will this one week have to be enough?
BLACK SOUL, SUFFOCATING IN SILENCE
Severus: demon, incubus, escort–leech. After centuries of scorn from his own kind in the underworld, Severus went topside and settled amongst the secret demon community in Farrow’s Hollow. Located near a hell-gate, the city allows him to exist on Earth without sacrificing much of his demon abilities, but as with all incubi, he must take the life essence of humans to maintain his strength.
Working as an escort, he has been able to keep himself satiated, juggling enough clients to ensure that he doesn’t repeat the mistakes of past incubi–the murderers, the gluttons, the true demonic leeches.
In his line of work, Severus sees much of the same every night: human women searching for surrender, for a connection, for love. He caters to them, steals from them, not realizing that he’s desperate for all the same things.
BLUE EYES, WATCHING HER WORLD FADE AWAY
Moira Aurelia: grad student, TV-marathoner, bar trivia champion–unable to look in a mirror. Not anymore. Because when she does, she no longer sees herself. The person, the creature, staring back isn’t her. It can’t be.
Hair, skin, eyes. Nothing is the same as it once was, and no one can tell her why. Despite her fears that she might be dying from the same mysterious illness that killed her mom two years ago, Moira finds herself getting stronger, too, her senses sharper. Terrified by the lack of control she has over her own body, she retreats, withdrawing from her once active university social life.
After unsuccessfully searching for answers, a frustrated Moira goes after the one thing she can control: her sex life. Twenty-three and still unable to experience a satisfying climax, she schedules a session with Russ Tanner, highly recommended male escort, and hopes for something to go right for once.
LIGHT AND DARK COLLIDE–DESPERATE TO CONNECT
But the night takes a turn from the moment they meet. Severus, expecting just another dull session with a new client, is thrown by the otherworldly creature seeking his services–this strange, beautiful woman who arouses his long dormant demon side like none other. Moira, meanwhile, finds herself face-to-face with a man who can handle her newfound strength–and wears a dark stare and sinful smile like a second skin.
Two lonely creatures grapple with the undeniable pull between them.Moira flees. Severus pursues.
Desperate for answers, the demon seeks her out–unaware that he isn’t the only predator to have caught her scent.
PREDATOR is the first novella in THE HUNT, a paranormal romance serial. It contains coarse language, graphic sexual content, and a very mild cliffhanger. The Hunt is considered a continuous story containing one novella and three novels, and should be read in order:
Morgan Star is alone and out of options. Could a demon seeking redemption be the savior she seeks?
When the police call off the search for Morgan’s young cousin, she’ll do anything to get him home safely, and that includes casting a spell to bind a demon to her service. The spell turned out to be the easy part. She wasn’t prepared for what happened next. Hellspawn creatures, mysterious cultists, and an evil witch right out of a child’s fairy tale all stand between Morgan and the safe return of her cousin.
Can Morgan trust the word of a demon, or will he put his desire for freedom over his promises to her?
The Promises of Demons is the first book in an urban fantasy series where myths and fairy tales come to life. If you enjoy fast paced action with likeable heroes going toe to toe with the forces of evil, then you’ll love this first installment in Keith Keffer’s The Witch of Whitebridge series.
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When he starts searching for answers, an assassin begins his own search—for him.
In Tehran, while hiding out from the Iranian secret police, CIA officer, Titus Ray, finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians. Compelled by their unwavering faith, the battle-hardened agent becomes a believer shortly before they smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.
Returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. After delivering a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, he’s forced to take a year’s medical leave in Oklahoma.
Before leaving Langley, however, he discovers a Hezbollah hit man has targeted him for assassination. Now, while trying to figure out what it means to be a follower of Christ, he must decide if the Iranian couple he meets in Oklahoma has ties to the man who’s trying to kill him, and if Nikki Saxon, a beautiful local detective, can be trusted with his secrets.
About Big Stage for Me: Book about self-confidence and friendship. Great for learning to believe in yourself, and show empathy and support. Picture Books, Preschool Books, Ages 3-8, Baby Books, Kids Book.:
From the moment they begin socializing, children are exposed to bullying, peer-pressure, social hierarchies, and insults. It is essential for children to learn how to separate their true identity and potential from nasty things they hear from their peers. A valuable lesson to learn is how to be confident, who you are, and not to care what other people think. Singing Bird is the story of a bird who loves to sing and wants to sing his tune, but is mocked by a flock of birds into singing alone. The Bird loses his self-confidence and becomes shameful of his singing. He finds a butterfly who encourages him to keep on singing and find his voice, no matter what people say. He is heard by a mighty Lion who wants Bird to sing at his ball. The Bird regains his self-confidence and realizes the Butterfly was right about not caring what others think and to keep following the desires of his heart. The flock attempts to disrupt the Ball and continue mocking the Bird’s singing, but the mighty Lion rejects them and makes them leave. All the animals of the forest have a wonderful time at the Ball, and the Bird learns the valuable lesson of following your dreams and not caring what others think because, in the end, right people will value his determination, effort, and talent. He didn’t need the approval of the mean flock of birds, he just needed to follow his dreams, and better friends and opportunities will come his way because of it.
Want to get your CCW permit? The California CCW Handbook – Second Edition has all the information you need to help you get your original or renewal concealed-carry permit. This one resource contains California CCW laws, how “good cause” works, tons of information about CCW guns and holsters, self-defense scenarios, how to actually hit the target, liability issues, and even what to do if you get pulled over. There’s no other book like it.
Jum & Muz is the story of the 20 years of the frustration and desolation of Alzheimers disease that the Mary Ellen Connelly’s husband suffered. It chronicles the descent into oblivion. It explains how to cope, what they learned as a family in the hope it will help other families in dealing with Alzheimers. The author explains the symptoms and the research that is now available. As the primary caregiver she explains her feelings, her attempts to deal with the onslaught and some of the things that worked and things that didn’t work. Connelly explains the frustration of the refusal of the insurance companies and how she dealt with them.
Playtime is the most fun part of the day, but we must learn when to play and when to get our rest! Sometimes the hardest thing for little ones to do is put down their toys and get ready for rest and bed. Playing is so much fun, why do we have to stop? Well, getting your healthy rest is what will give you the energy to play again in the morning! Many children need to learn this lesson and Monster and Sam can play again is the perfect tale of a child who wants to play, who meets a friendly little Monster named Mido who teaches him the value of rest! Sam is a little boy with lots of toys who loves to play and never wants to take his rest. One day while playing with all of his toys he notices a toy that wasn’t there before. When he looks closer, he realizes the toy is a Monster named Mido disguising himself as a toy so he can play all day. Mido tells Sam he will give him the secret to playing all day if he promises not to tell anyone about it. Sam promises not to tell, so Mido tells him the tale of how in Monsterland there is no time, and they play all the time but to play all the time they draw their energy from rest under the stars. So so that Mido can play all the time Sam needs to sleep when it is night so that he and Mido can play when it is day again! Sam understands and decides to take rest. He listens to a nice fairytale from his Mother and slowly falls asleep as he thinks about playing with Mido in the morning.
The Intrepid Adventures of Ralph Ingleton
A Short Story eBook
Listening to his grandfather’s exciting travel tales, young Ralph dreams of becoming an adventurer himself some day…
Bravely pushing the bounds of exploration. Venturing into uncharted territory. And going where no Westerner has gone before.
However, as an adult, Ralph’s imagination can sometimes get him into hot water.
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The most torrid tale of passion ever told: David’s forbidden love for Bathsheba, and his attempt to cover up the scandal. Will he muster the strength needed to protect her and save their son from danger?
This is volume II of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. Listen to his voice as he undergoes a profound change, realizing the curse looming over his entire future.
If you like middle eastern historical romance and forbidden love affair, this King David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before, bringing King David of the bible to life against the background of Israel historical fiction. With vivid descriptions of court intrigue, it paints King David biography in a way that is both classic and timely.
Welcome to the world of Jean Ecrivain’s erotica short stories of lust and passion. Covering the range of erotica sub-genres and usually set in a world of Steampunk, Science Fiction, or Fantasy in a collection of short tales on frequently taboo subjects. The stories are hot, adult erotica and often include BDSM, menage, and alternative sexual themes. Most of the stories involve strong women who take control of their own sexuality, lust and passion. The stories are usually about 5,000 words long (20 pages) and include a romance story as well as the hot sex and a steampunk, SF, or fantasy setting.In this collection of five erotic short stories for women (and their men) are:1. The Bonny Black HareWhat’s a poor, lonely woman to do when she’s all alone in the woods? When a noble huntsman becomes lost and seeks comfort in her cottage, Andred knows just the type of comfort to offer. (MF, shapechanger erotica, paranormal erotica, fantasy erotica)2. The Sex JinThe problem with living in a bottle is that they’re small, lonely and you never know who is going to call or when you’re going to be called. This pretty Jinn decides that being called out of the bath might be turned to her favor. And her new owner is about to get a wish beyond his wildest dreams.(MF, paranormal erotica, fantasy erotica)3. Cyber SexedWelcome to the world of the future. Where crowding is normal. And sex is computer controlled. Jennifer is in control of when the computer is turned on. At least she is in control until a terrorist group decides to turn her on. (MF,MFMMMF, Menage, BDSM, D/S, FemDom)4. Swords and Sexery A swordswoman’s tavern should be sacrosanct. A place where she can relax, have a beer, and have a little adult fun. At least that’s the way Shara’s tavern was until the sorceress came to play. (FMMMMM, Menage, D/S, FemDom, paranormal erotica, fantasy erotica)5. Well Met in the ForestThe short story that launched the Chasing Fae Romance series. Sarah had it all: beauty, brains, and a successful business. The only problem was she hadn’t had a man in six months. Then she goes running in the woods and meets an old boyfriend. Too bad he’s not human! (MF, outdoor play, paranormal erotica, fantasy erotica, urban erotica)WARNING: This book contains adult themes and situations including graphic language, bondage, BDSM , sex slaves, BDSMxxx, domination, submission, XXX situations, lesbianism, threesomes, and rough sex. Intended for the entertainment of adults over the age of 21 only.
Her Dream Didn’t Include Falling in LoveLily dreams of a big house, a place of refuge for runaway girls. She knows what it’s like to grow up feeling unloved, and she now fills every space in her tiny apartment with endangered teens. They don’t have everything they need, but together they have enough. Or so she thinks—until she meets Jameson and glimpses the mysterious something between them that just might mean real love. Jameson, who works as a teen counselor, believes the only way Lily can really help the girls is by certifying as a foster parent and going through the system. But becoming legitimate may mean losing some of the girls to the families who threw them away, and Lily hasn’t worked hard to save the teens only to abandon them now.It seems Jameson will be one more entry on the very long list of things Lily has given up for the girls. What other choice is there when she is all they have? When two of the teens’ fathers come looking for them, and another one’s mother plans to put her daughter in danger, Lily’s life spins out of control. They need a new home—and fast. A safe place. A house without lies.Editorial note: House Without Lies is a clean, contemporary romance with a satisfying ending (no cliffhanger). Feel-good, romantic book that lifts while at the same time addressing serious issues and deeper family connections. You will love Lily and her girls! There are sequels that tell the stories of other characters connected with Lily’s House. As one reviewer says, these are “Ideal for fans of Robyn Carr, Mariah Stewart, Sherryl Woods and Susan Wiggs.”Editorial Review”Readers seeking inspirational women’s stories with a broader focus than relationship-building moments will find House Without Lies just the ticket. It’s filled with many different characters and diverse circumstances, but the overall plot holds true to its intentions and presents a vivid story made all the more immediate by Rachel Branton’s choice of using the first person to capture Lily’s daily life and feelings.Lily’s accustomed to fighting for others: can she fight for herself, as well? An engrossing read, it’s also a pleasure to add a note that while House Without Lies is part of a series, it’s actually a fine stand-alone story that neatly concludes its plot. Readers will want more, but won’t be required to hang off a cliff waiting for resolution – and that’s a huge bonus to the first book in this series.” –D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book ReviewLily’s House series How Without Lies Tell Me No LiesYour Eyes Don’t LieHearts Never LiesBroken LiesCowboys Can’t Lie (subscriber exclusive!)
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This is the second of four quests to save Earth from Black-Heart the Wizard. Pixel Trapped: Heart Stone Quest is the 6th book in The Ultimate Portal Series. Sarah, Steve, King Zimmer, and Cort start their quest to find the Strength of Heart Stone in tunnels under the fortress. Unfortunately, Black-Heart has summoned Herobrine to capture Sarah. Can Steve and the others save Sarah from Herobrine? Grab a copy of Pixel Trapped: Heart Stone Quest and find out.