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Ghosts of Blackwell Book 2 The Return  (Blackwell Trilogy) by S.M Bysh Ghosts of Blackwell Book 2 The Return (Blackwell Trilogy) by Feb. 11, 2016 4819 words Read a sample
The old Blackwell Station remains standing in its desolate yet bustling oasis. A new visitor in town. Will the permanent occupants of the station welcome the unwelcome stranger. And try to keep her forever...........
The Ovum Horror by Wesley McCraw The Ovum Horror by Feb. 11, 2016 4217 words Read a sample
My bedroom door doesn't have a lock. I watch the doorknob from my bed, imagining the handle’s slow turn. I hug my knees and rock in sweat-drenched anxiety. On the other side of the door is a foul mist, and in that mist waits a yellow thing, a Grimm fairytale come to life.
Chocolate Thunder by David Manoa Chocolate Thunder by Feb. 11, 2016 26502 words Read a sample
The thick smoke infused the stage, obscuring the screaming crowd around us. The woman sitting on the chair, looked up as I held my Navy hat to the side after my salute to her. My jacket open, gloves on. My chest and abdominal muscles tense. They glisten. This is a night for her to remember... My stage name is Chocolate Thunder and this is my story. Contains content suitable for mature audiences
Useful Resources And Tools You Need To Effectively Study English by Chen Lim Useful Resources And Tools You Need To Effectively Study English by Feb. 11, 2016 2172 words Read a sample
Today, we have lots of resources, tools, apps, software and other information on the internet at our disposal. So, it is quite confusing on which kind of resources, tools, apps, etc. to go for. In this book, I'll list down Useful Resources And Tools You Need To Effectively Study English.
Promising Practices in Long Term Care: Ideas Worth Sharing by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Promising Practices in Long Term Care: Ideas Worth Sharing by Feb. 11, 2016 16682 words Sample 15%
This book reports on the findings of an international team of 26 researchers and more than 50 graduate students who went to six countries in a search for promising practices in long term residential care for the elderly. It presents concrete examples of how long term care might be organized and undertaken in more promising ways that respect the needs of residents, families, workers and managers.
Goodnight James by B. Fowler Goodnight James by Feb. 11, 2016 776 words Read a sample
A short story. A search for his father ends with a twist.
The New Guy by Jessica Hunt The New Guy by Feb. 11, 2016 5586 words Read a sample
Shelby recently broke up and her world is collapsing around her. But when her friends invite her over for a test thing become interesting. She meets a knew guy and things begin to change. Something inside over her wakes up and lusts for this beautiful stranger. Well he is a stranger at first but their shared lust opens each others doors and they become strangers no more.
Be The Church – Discipleship and Mission Made Simple by Caesar Kalinowski Be The Church – Discipleship and Mission Made Simple by Feb. 11, 2016 8202 words Read a sample
As the conversation around being “missional” has come front and center within certain church circles in recent years, it seems that many of us struggle to grasp and/or explain the basics to others. What is a missional church? How does discipleship fit into everyday life? In Be The Church, author Caesar Kalinowski explains, in the simplest of ways, key concepts of discipleship and mission.
The Lost Star Episode One by Odette C. Bell The Lost Star Episode One by Feb. 11, 2016 61454 words Read a sample
Some are born into responsibility. Some seek it out. And some turn from it. Ava is a priestess of Avixa, a powerful being with a powerful destiny to keep her people on the true and righteous path. Yet it is a destiny she does not want. To flee it, she joins the Coalition Academy. But her past cannot so easily be left behind....
Loyal Soldier by Jack Stornoway Loyal Soldier by Feb. 11, 2016 4955 words Read a sample
He saw the shapes of the mercenaries moving around near the pub's airlock, and ran ran out into the sandstorm at a right angle to the vehicle so the mercenaries wouldn't see him, and when he couldn't see them anymore curved back towards the lights. It was bus, a long range transport, the type usually used to connect smaller settlements to major hubs.
II by Cem Kartal II by Feb. 11, 2016 26733 words Read a sample
İki farklı hikaye, iki farklı kahraman.
Il detective che amava le donne - DA ABIGAIL A ZOE by Guido Sperandio Il detective che amava le donne - DA ABIGAIL A ZOE by Feb. 11, 2016 2654 words Read a sample
Frank Sisti, fotografo di vocazione e investigatore per puro caso ha un filo che unisce i suoi variegati giorni: il filo dell'amore. Qui trovate soltanto la prima e ultima storia, di Abigail e di Zoe, perchè, avere la pretesa di raccontarle tutte... non basterebbe un'enciclopedia.
Universe and Beyond by K. P. Walker Universe and Beyond by Feb. 11, 2016 2221 words Read a sample
The universe is an enigma. Why is it here? Why is it so dangerous? Is there anything beyond it? How can we find out when we can't even see the edge of our universe? Many sources have proposed solutions to this interesting question. The explanation has actually been around for a long time, but it has been generally misunderstood, overlooked, suppressed and denigrated, although never disproved.
Hymnal I by Vanessa Gravenstein Hymnal I by Feb. 11, 2016 14816 words Read a sample
When magi encroaching upon the vampire stronghold of Thunder Bay, Luca cel Rau must protect the young vampires who rely on his ancient strength. But when he finds a bruised but defiant human woman outside their lair, it is more than duty driving him to protect her — and she might very well be a liability and distraction he can’t afford. Book one. Themes of domestic violence and self-harm.
Valentine Delights by RJ Scott Valentine Delights by Feb. 11, 2016 47248 words Read a sample
A collection of short stories specially for Valentine's Day.
Whoa! by Dinkleberry Whoa! by Feb. 11, 2016 8447 words Sample 20%
“Whoa!” her son says when Nathan comes early, arriving home unexpected. He stands transfixed when he sees what Mom is doing. She’s doing the unspeakable, the unthinkable, the unimaginable. Watching his mother, the unbelievable becomes believable. Nathan sees his mom and the impossible becomes possible. At the climax, he can’t take it anymore. For her son, the unreal has become Nathan’s reality.
Η τετραετία που έφερε την Ευρυζωνικότητα στην Ελλάδα (2005-2009) by NIKITAS ALEXANDRIDIS Η τετραετία που έφερε την Ευρυζωνικότητα στην Ελλάδα (2005-2009) by Feb. 11, 2016 140593 words Read a sample
Καταγραφή της ανάπτυξης της Ευρυζωνικότητας στην Ελλάδα στην τετραετία 2005-2009, των ανησυχιών, οραμάτων, προσπαθειών και μέτρων που επέβαλε η ΕΕΤΤ (Εθνική Επιτροπή Τηλεπικοινωνιών Ελλάδος) για το άνοιγμα της αγοράς των Ηλεκτρονικών Επικοινωνιών της χώρας στον ανταγωνισμό και του "πολέμου" που της έκανε ο ΟΤΕ που δεν επιθυμούσε να χάσει τα μονοπωλιακά του προνόμια.
Tomorrow's Shadow - Part II - Transitions by Marcus Kruger Tomorrow's Shadow - Part II - Transitions by Feb. 11, 2016 22388 words Read a sample
Life in the shadows continues but nothing remains the same forever, even for a vampire. Love continues to be lost and found, gained only to be released to resurface another time.
L'icône dans la tradition orthodoxe by Steven Bigham L'icône dans la tradition orthodoxe by Feb. 11, 2016 78282 words Sample 20%
L'auteur étudie les grands personnages de l'icône, le vocabulaire qui y est propre ; les événements historiques qui ont défini l'icône; et l'image de Dieu le Père. L'icône, son histoire, son vocabulaire, son langage pictural, sa signification et ses artistes : il s'agit finalement de la sainteté, ce brûlant feu divin qui purifie tous ceux et celles qui se laissent toucher par l'art du Dieu
The Goddess Is Dead by David Eveleigh The Goddess Is Dead by Feb. 11, 2016 907 words Read a sample
A young refugee is haunted by a ghostly figure. A short story.
Guilt:Gift of Winter Spring by Hiranya Borah Guilt:Gift of Winter Spring by Feb. 11, 2016 50283 words Read a sample
A Fictional Story of true love between Aroon Baruah and his two wives, Dorothy and Ramala; a vivid description how Aroon was seduced by Jetuki, Ramala’s own mother; Family bond of Baruah Family and finally emotional sufferings of the protagonist
Salomon (Part One) by David Xavier Salomon (Part One) by Feb. 11, 2016 30814 words Sample 50%
The legend of the true California bandit the world came to know as the fictional character of Zorro. Salomon rode the California hills as a ranchero, and then as a scout for the Mexican Army. He returned home to a land overrun with gold seekers. Brutal circumstances lead Salomon to become one of the most legendary bandits California has ever seen. An adventure of love, revenge, and redemption.
Mysterios Bood Relatives: Hard-boiled and Noir-esque by Christopher Leonidas Mysterios Bood Relatives: Hard-boiled and Noir-esque by Feb. 11, 2016 19091 words Sample 20%
This mystery/thriller plot will make your blood run cold.
The Devil's Pâtissier by David Little The Devil's Pâtissier by Feb. 11, 2016 11723 words Sample 20%
A darkly funny short story about the occult, murder and baked goods.
Zombie Outbreak Survival: The Rules by Van Allen Zombie Outbreak Survival: The Rules by Feb. 11, 2016 5843 words Read a sample
Retired USMC Captain Van Allen, a special operations trained combat officer, unloads his expert level knowledge of zombie outbreaks to help you get ready for and survive the coming zombie apocalypse. Don’t be scared. Be prepared. If you want to live, read this, learn this, and ignore most of what you see or read anywhere else. It's not too late, yet.
When the Hannibal speaks, the Lambs won't be silent: Contemplative quotes by Anthony Hopkins by Sreechinth C When the Hannibal speaks, the Lambs won't be silent: Contemplative quotes by Anthony Hopkins by Feb. 11, 2016 7548 words Sample 20%
The book showcases 233 quotations of Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, one of the greatest living actor with around 50 year long film career and many international awards in his name. Some of them are motivational and the book includes a few of his famous movie quotes too. Read through this book and discover whether the lambs are silent...
Smoke by E.J. More Smoke by Feb. 11, 2016 1873 words Read a sample
Hunched in the darkness, above the company smoke room, a lonely creature lies in wait for its next meal. Smoking kills, in more ways than the workers below can imagine. Smoke was first published as part of the short story collection Storms in Jars.
Summer Daze by Carla Caruso Summer Daze by Feb. 11, 2016 32720 words Read a sample
Summer… when hot days, steamy nights, surf, sand and sizzle make that first flush of new love feel dreamlike. Relax by the water’s edge and dive into this all new collection of summery short stories by six of Australia’s leading chick lit authors.
Strumming Energy - Life's New Memory by Barbara M Schwarz Strumming Energy - Life's New Memory by Feb. 11, 2016 1229 words Read a sample
In the shore of destiny, the rhythm's mighty sea is the singularity of each melody played out to the ounce the strength with which life flounce and say "strum your way today - all is now fair play".
Vivienne: The Lost and Found (Part 2) by S. M. Bowles Vivienne: The Lost and Found (Part 2) by Feb. 11, 2016 53821 words Sample 20%
Vivienne is an epic two-part historical fiction/romance novel with a bit of a supernatural twist. Part one takes place in the late 1800's France and part two in the early 1900's America. It is the story of a first love that spans three lifetimes of heartache and tragedy before finally coming to it's fateful conclusion.
The Portrait by Evelyn Chartres The Portrait by Feb. 10, 2016 81784 words Read a sample
The Portrait is a Gothic horror about an author who develops an unhealthy obsession for her character. As events unfold, her obsession turns on her and leads the author to question her sanity. Is this simply insanity or are there other factors in play? A mixture of contemporary and historical, the author will revisit an iconic scene using prose and art yielding new pieces to the puzzle.
Where Love Begins by donna crow Where Love Begins by Feb. 10, 2016 71654 words Read a sample
Catherine Perronet’s world is shaken when she learns Charles Wesley is engaged to another. And that’s not all that’s wrong: her brother is beaten while preaching in the open air, her favorite pupil forced to leave school because of his family’s poverty, and a prisoner receives his death sentence. The hardships of a circuit ride and the terrors of the London earthquake teach her where love begins.
Emily Was by Lauren Kutterfly Emily Was by Feb. 10, 2016 10753 words Read a sample
An university student, a boy needing a home, and a mother trying to fix her life. A sotry about courage, family, and love.
Oliver: A Wendy Miracle Short Story by Unashamed Studio Oliver: A Wendy Miracle Short Story by Feb. 10, 2016 11648 words Read a sample
Wendy Miracle, a physics student at Moroa University, discovers that her favorite orca whale, Oliver, has been found dead. Wendy doesn't believe his death is an accident, so she convinces her friends to help her unravel the mystery and hunt down the killer.
A New Baby for Christmas by Bron Whitley A New Baby for Christmas by Feb. 10, 2016 4853 words Read a sample
Christmas time in Australia is hot, and Layla is on summer vacation! It’s Christmas Down Under style! This summer is going to be an exciting one because Layla’s family are expecting a new baby for Christmas, AND Mema is coming to visit from America for the first time. Join Layla as she learns to welcome her new sister to the family, the best way to escape from an emu, and how to feed a kangaroo!
The Passion of Jazz and Other Short Stories by Nicholas Bridgman The Passion of Jazz and Other Short Stories by Feb. 10, 2016 14903 words Read a sample
This collection of short stories by Nicholas Bridgman delves into finding beauty and love in unexpected places, including when young classical musicians develop a passion for jazz and for each other, vacations to the Grand Canyon and Ireland go horribly wrong, a grandfather sends his grandson a gift from beyond the grave, and a man with schizophrenia finds himself incarcerated.
Nikki's Conquest by Nikki Morris Nikki's Conquest by Feb. 10, 2016 5798 words Read a sample
A dulling marriage and dying modeling career are suddenly the least of Fiona's problems, when she finds herself in the predatory gaze of another woman. Because that gaze is stirring something in Fiona, something she's never let herself realize before. And if she isn't careful, her deepest darkest desires will change her forever.
Evangelho eterno e orações prodigiosas by Maria Evangelho eterno e orações prodigiosas by Feb. 10, 2016 11882 words Read a sample
Neste limiar do III Milênio, onde a Terra irá passar de uma para outra Era, saindo da condição de “adolescência” para a condição de “maturidade”, não há mais tempo e nem espaço para que a ignorância e a hipocrisia continuem na frente da Verdade.
A  VIDA  ALÉM  DO  VÉU - Livro 4 OS  BATALHÕES  DO  CÉU by Maria A VIDA ALÉM DO VÉU - Livro 4 OS BATALHÕES DO CÉU by Feb. 10, 2016 46173 words Read a sample
A Associação Mundo Maior empreendeu a reedição dos quatro volumes que compreendem os iluminados escritos recebidos através da mediunidade do Rev G. Vale Owen. Foi uma grande perda para o Movimento que estes escritos tenham estado sem reimpressão por tanto tempo, pois é de concordância geral que nenhuma outra comunicação da Esfera Espiritual teve tão amplo interesse no mundo em geral. Isto é devido
A  VIDA  ALÉM  DO  VÉU - Livro 3 by Maria A VIDA ALÉM DO VÉU - Livro 3 by Feb. 10, 2016 59222 words Read a sample
A Associação Mundo Maior empreendeu a reedição dos quatro volumes que compreendem os iluminados escritos recebidos através da mediunidade do Rev G. Vale Owen. Foi uma grande perda para o Movimento que estes escritos tenham estado sem reimpressão por tanto tempo, pois é de concordância geral que nenhuma outra comunicação da Esfera Espiritual teve tão amplo interesse no mundo em geral. Isto é devido
Ultra Druid by Teco Balt Ultra Druid by Feb. 10, 2016 11770 words Read a sample
What is sanity really? What is risk if you have a terminal brain tumor? What are old friends for? Why not take an RV road trip through Mexico with your best friends? What's the worst that could happen?
A  VIDA  ALÉM  DO  VÉU - Livro 2 by Maria A VIDA ALÉM DO VÉU - Livro 2 by Feb. 10, 2016 55048 words Read a sample
A Associação Mundo Maior empreendeu a reedição dos quatro volumes que compreendem os iluminados escritos recebidos através da mediunidade do Rev G. Vale Owen. Foi uma grande perda para o Movimento que estes escritos tenham estado sem reimpressão por tanto tempo, pois é de concordância geral que nenhuma outra comunicação da Esfera Espiritual teve tão amplo interesse no mundo em geral. Isto é devido
A VIDA  ALÉM  DO  VÉU I by Maria A VIDA ALÉM DO VÉU I by Feb. 10, 2016 48393 words Read a sample
A Associação Mundo Maior empreendeu a reedição dos quatro volumes que compreendem os iluminados escritos recebidos através da mediunidade do Rev G. Vale Owen. Foi uma grande perda para o Movimento que estes escritos tenham estado sem reimpressão por tanto tempo, pois é de concordância geral que nenhuma outra comunicação da Esfera Espiritual teve tão amplo interesse no mundo em geral. Isto é devido
Demolition Love by Layla Messner Demolition Love by Feb. 10, 2016 75208 words Read a sample
Two street kids from enemy gangs fall in love while struggling to save their dance club from demolition.
Toilet Noir by Teco Balt Toilet Noir by Feb. 10, 2016 10242 words Read a sample
In a city of extraordinary magnitude, one private eye finds himself knee deep in crooked cops, bribery, and corporate extortion. As he becomes more intertwined with the unraveling mystery, he must solve the case before he gets caught in the crossfire.
(Part 1) Absolute Beginner: Java 4 Selenium WebDriver: Come Learn How To Program For Automation Testing by Rex Jones II (Part 1) Absolute Beginner: Java 4 Selenium WebDriver: Come Learn How To Program For Automation Testing by Feb. 10, 2016 15446 words Sample 20%
Why You Will Like Part 1 – Java 4 Selenium WebDriver? Part 1 – Java 4 Selenium WebDriver is written with the absolute beginner in mind, so that they may gain a thorough understanding of Java. Important Java concepts are explained in a simple, insightful, and easy to understand manner through straightforward definitions, explanations, and examples. Download your free book for Selenium WebDriver.
A Novella Idea by Mike Bozart A Novella Idea by Feb. 10, 2016 1232 words Read a sample
Agent A~O (Al Nino) texts Agent 33 (the author) out of the blue on an overcast February day in Charlotte, requesting 'ideas'. He then calls Agent 33 to learn more about an upcoming novella involving sex robots. Al seems to be high on something and is very intrigued by the whole concept of sex robots. He keeps up the questioning, interspersed with zingers, to fish out Agent 33's 'angle' of attack.
The Whistle by Lee Isserow The Whistle by Feb. 10, 2016 2562 words Read a sample
Inspired by a series of whistleblowers over the last few years, Scott and Jennifer decide the work they've been doing for their nefarious employers needs to be brought into the light. But the company is far more prepared, and willing to go further than either of them could have ever expected, to make sure the whistle stays silent.
London Calling – High Class Strumpet Hook-up by Jay Gaudette London Calling – High Class Strumpet Hook-up by Feb. 10, 2016 4802 words Sample 20%
The rich are different. Or are they? In my experience the women, at least, love a good fuck just as much as any other gal. This short story is about my affair with one of them, the remarkably hot Londoner, Joan Bonfils. She's the reason I keep going back there again, again, again, and again. Read this story and you'll understand why.
Coming To Peace Coming To Peace "Teardrops of Reflection" ~ A True Story ~ Love, Dating & Relationships by Feb. 10, 2016 28842 words Read a sample
The debut book to the true story series, "Coming to Peace" provides a fun and introspective look into real life relationships and their struggles. It reads as a fiction novel but is a real life, fun, humorous, exciting, can't put it down, page turning true story. Told from an interesting perspective, the narrator looks back at his relationships as he tells his story to his two friends.