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Christmas Wishes from Brody and James by Sara York Christmas Wishes from Brody and James by Sara York Dec. 19, 2014 1225 words Read a sample
This is a very short update from Brody and James of the Colorado Heart series. At the end of book 3, Brody and James leave Wild Bluff. Find out what happens.
AlberTa's Gift by Les W Kuzyk AlberTa's Gift by Les W Kuzyk Dec. 19, 2014 4416 words Read a sample
As Albert stood beside Minister Teslo, he thought of that long ago street hockey game ending with his face plant. Severe asthma kept him gasping for breath on that childhood ambulance ride to hospital. Now, as he listened to this Energy of Tomorrow speech at the coal fired power plant he wondered about his gift. Had it been written in his mother’s tear stained eyes or was there much more?
Gone by Elena Dillon Gone by Elena Dillon Dec. 19, 2014 14863 words Read a sample
The Breathe Prequel Trane Braxton lives a double life. He can't risk getting close to anyone until Daisy Rourke , his longtime crush, insinuates herself into his very dangerous world. A short story that goes back to the beginning, to the events that started the Rourkes on their journey..
Week One: Setting Your Goal by Daniel Simms Week One: Setting Your Goal by Daniel Simms Dec. 19, 2014 1079 words Sample 20%
Learn to take control of your mind, body, and life with this weekly series. Week One is where you should get started, as it will discuss the importance of motivation, and your first steps toward greatness!
City of Ghosts by S. Michael Choi City of Ghosts by S. Michael Choi Dec. 19, 2014 23745 words Read a sample
In the aftermath of genetic plague, human beings are transformed into white-eyed 'Happy' zombies, and the remnants of uninfected society live in heavily fortified compounds. One such group leader, 838, records in his diary the travails of day-to-day life over a winter where the water freezes and the infected New Humans stage periodic raids. But is the greater threat other survivors, their clans?
Asset Allocation and Effective Portfolio Management - Part Two by STRIDE Asset Allocation and Effective Portfolio Management - Part Two by STRIDE Dec. 19, 2014 7603 words Sample 20%
Learn how to manage your portfolio more effectively and generate better returns by tailoring our methods, strategies and models to your own lifestyle and preferences. Use STRIDE's Long-term Profit principle equation (LTP) plus the information, practical tools and advice contained in both parts of this book to set up a new portfolio or rebalance an existing one to consistently beat the market.
A Mis'd World by Steven Corradi A Mis'd World by Steven Corradi Dec. 19, 2014 12114 words Read a sample
The Breakup resulted in society being divided, male and female. But not all see it for the disaster to the human race that it really is. Can either side rise up to fix the long festering problems? Will they even try?
The Holland Family Saga Part One: They Don't Mind Dying by Clever Black The Holland Family Saga Part One: They Don't Mind Dying by Clever Black Dec. 19, 2014 116755 words Read a sample
They Don’t Mind Dying is the first installment in The Holland Family Saga, a saga that will chronicle the Holland Family’s history along with the people who would shape their lives over many years.
Okron by A. D. Nance Okron by A. D. Nance Dec. 19, 2014 6568 words Read a sample
As a member of the Singsord delegation on the massive Galaga Alpha, Eldon gathers reactions to the Okron disaster. He also is given an inside view of other disasters and perhaps their meaning, if any. This the My Stars version of the OKC bombing and of 9/11.
Flush by Francesco Verso Flush by Francesco Verso Dec. 19, 2014 3018 words Read a sample
C'è una nuova droga in circolazione, il misterioso Flush, i cui effetti sono molto controversi. Provatelo e tutto quanto "suonerà" in maniera diversa. Flush è un racconto breve, un pezzo di "flash fiction" fulminante, da leggersi a tutta velocità, come si ascolterebbe una traccia di musica Trance spinta a 150 rpm.
Failure to Launch: From Big Data to Big Decisions by Forte Consultancy Group Failure to Launch: From Big Data to Big Decisions by Forte Consultancy Group Dec. 19, 2014 2218 words Read a sample
Not long ago big data was all the rage, the trendiest concept in the world of business intelligence. Now, however, the hype appears to be fading fast, with few companies having realized the bottom-line benefits promised to them by various vendors from the undertaking of big data initiatives.
Spearhavoc & other short tales (Alternative Histories:1066) by C.R. May Spearhavoc & other short tales (Alternative Histories:1066) by C.R. May Dec. 19, 2014 15226 words Read a sample
The year 1066 is one of the most famous in World history, but the conquest of England was far from inevitable. Here, a collection of seven short stories describe a wide range of alternative endings. These are just a few of the many ways in which the outcome, which still affects us all today a millennium later, could have been dramatically different.
Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part Two by Madeleine Masterson Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part Two by Madeleine Masterson Dec. 19, 2014 1821 words Read a sample
At last it's Part Two of Three! And more magic awaits in the continuing story of Joe's Christmas. In this second instalment we find out what happens next when the Christmas Wish List is seen by the Manager of the marvellous Returns Dept. From the snowstorm in our world to the magic of another, journey through the night with Neddy and little Joe and meet up with the Old Administrator once more...
Y entonces me dio por asesinar. Cuento de Navidad by Aurora Pimentel Y entonces me dio por asesinar. Cuento de Navidad by Aurora Pimentel Dec. 19, 2014 21130 words Read a sample
Tras una discusión familiar en Nochebuena, Nuria Estilles decide dedicarse al asesinato. La providencia le pone delante a su primera víctima, Marian Zapico del Real, una famosa locutora que reúne las condiciones para merecer la muerte: tonta, mala, desconocida y mujer. Y cursi, además. Un año después Nuria cuenta cómo empezó todo y qué papel tuvieron las personas de su entorno.
Get Commercial shop in Noida launches by Jaypee Wish Town by rupeshk684 Get Commercial shop in Noida launches by Jaypee Wish Town by rupeshk684 Dec. 19, 2014 175 words Read a sample
Jaypee Wish Town is proactive commercial space project in Noida that offers restaurants, community halls and shopping centre. The base Price of retails shop is 24.10 Lacs onward and office retails space is 22.98 Lacs onward. For more info visits http://www.jaypeegreen.co.in
Amy's Prescription (Doctor Dom Erotica) by Connie Cliff Amy's Prescription (Doctor Dom Erotica) by Connie Cliff Dec. 19, 2014 6951 words Read a sample
Meet Amy. She is a sexually adventurous college student with a serious crush on her stepfather, who is a doctor. But no luck there, he won’t succumb to her advances. What’s a lustful girl to do? Set out to find another doctor, of course. Amy manipulates and seduces many physicians, indulging her fetish. Until she meets Dr. Weber, a stern dermatologist with his own set of kinks. Will she surrender?
Step-by-Step Stupidly Easy Course on How to Make Six Figures Through Amazon Kindle Publishing Exposed by Muhammad N. Sikandar Step-by-Step Stupidly Easy Course on How to Make Six Figures Through Amazon Kindle Publishing Exposed by Muhammad N. Sikandar Dec. 19, 2014 20147 words Read a sample
Step-by-Step Stupidly Easy Course To Make Six Figures Through Amazon Kindle Publishing With Pictures! No-Technical knowledge required - Step-By-Step Instructions With Pictures I Personally Believe Kindle Publishing Should Be Fun, Profitable And Very, Very Easy But Be Warned, It Can be Very Addictive!
If the Birds are Blind by Pristine Fields If the Birds are Blind by Pristine Fields Dec. 19, 2014 1889 words Sample 20%
A short story about a girl that engulfs every view she could see while she can.
Feast of Stephen (A Charm of Magpies) by KJ Charles Feast of Stephen (A Charm of Magpies) by KJ Charles Dec. 19, 2014 6281 words Read a sample
Stephen and Crane have finally got away on their long-awaited Christmas break, along with Crane’s henchman Merrick and Jenny Saint. A promised gift is made, and a request unexpectedly and magically fulfilled… This free story comes after Flight of Magpies and is not a standalone read.
A Maze In Greece by Jess Harpur A Maze In Greece by Jess Harpur Dec. 18, 2014 39025 words Sample 15%
This book won't help you get rich (not even slowly), reveals no hidden knowledge, doesn't tell you things that 'BigPowerfulGroup' don't want you to know, probably won't improve your health, and won't even make you a better cook. So why on earth would you read it? Well, firstly, where else are you likely to read it? And secondly, how else will you satisfy your curiosity? A book about persuasion.
Effective Channel Management Strategies – Segmenting the Channels by Forte Consultancy Group Effective Channel Management Strategies – Segmenting the Channels by Forte Consultancy Group Dec. 18, 2014 1155 words Read a sample
Channel analytics, the often neglected sibling of customer analytics, presents significant opportunities for companies seeking to better their channel-related performance, especially those in industries with large distribution networks (such as financial institutions, telecoms operators, retailers, automotive distributors, etc.)…
More Than Exes (Chasing The Dream, #0.5) by Elizabeth Briggs More Than Exes (Chasing The Dream, #0.5) by Elizabeth Briggs Dec. 18, 2014 28802 words Read a sample
Kyle Cross may look like a bad boy with his tattoos and piercings, but he's really the good guy who never gets the girl. His band is competing in a college Battle of the Bands, but when their bassist doesn't show, Kyle must track her down with the person he least expects: his ex-girlfriend Alexis Monroe. But when their old problems resurface, the good guy might get his heart broken all over again.
Memoirs of a Furniture Physiologist by Feather With Spots Memoirs of a Furniture Physiologist by Feather With Spots Dec. 18, 2014 1539 words Read a sample
Just a bit of Humor.
Jack The Giant Layer by Dick Allan Jack The Giant Layer by Dick Allan Dec. 18, 2014 21994 words Read a sample
(21600 words) An erotic fairy tale; 18+. Jack saves a knee-high fairy woman from two ruffians. She rewards him with a marvellous sexual experience and a magic ring that will, with certain restrictions, grant him wishes. After he falls afoul of the local sheriff he agrees to bring in three outlaws hiding in the forest, but there are a lot of things the sheriff didn't tell him about the outlaws.
The Realms of Ethair by Cecilia Beatriz The Realms of Ethair by Cecilia Beatriz Dec. 18, 2014 63973 words Sample 20%
As far as psychics go, Kristina leads an uneventful life until she meets Arty, a foreigner vacationing in her country. A friendship is forged between them through a shared secret. And when Kristina is struck by an unknown illness, Arty brings her to his home in Merleina - a place of magic, healing and knowledge... and there lies her destiny...
Gods of the Neon Age: A Short Story by Vincent C. Martinez Gods of the Neon Age: A Short Story by Vincent C. Martinez Dec. 18, 2014 4511 words Read a sample
During the Atomic Age and into the New Frontier, a boy and his mother drive aimlessly state to state in a stolen pickup truck, where they manage an existence on temporary jobs, spare dollars, and spare coins in the search of a home that they can one day call their own. As money and choices dwindle, the mother must choose between two paths that can bring a new life, or bring ruin upon them both.
Star Travels Tales of Science Fiction by Rhea Rose Star Travels Tales of Science Fiction by Rhea Rose Dec. 18, 2014 18487 words Sample 20%
In Star Travels science fiction short stories meet a time travelling P.I. who tries to save his wife by transporting to a future-future to end the life of a killer before he can even begin a life of schoolboy rampage; a lemonade stand to quench an alien thirst; an illegal extraterrestrial toy stolen once then stolen twice for a clandestine client; a sinister Christmas adventure filled with love.
Impulse Book 1 by Lucia Jordan Impulse Book 1 by Lucia Jordan Dec. 18, 2014 10492 words Read a sample
Here is the first book of the ‘Impulse' Series, a seriously hot and provocative romance by Lucia Jordan, written in her signature style of high passion with searing depictions of sex and emotion.
Stalker (Billionaire Taboo and Attack Fantasy Erotica) by Connie Cliff Stalker (Billionaire Taboo and Attack Fantasy Erotica) by Connie Cliff Dec. 18, 2014 5574 words Read a sample
Meet Tristan. He is a billionaire prodigy with a secret fetish. He likes to stalk women who have expressed their most private desires on an attack fantasy forum. He watches them, follows them, and when the time is right, he attacks and ravishes them. But how did this successful genius succumb to this mania? Why does it involve Tristan’s agonizing crush on his stepsister? Where will it lead him?
Fugue by Elizabeth Brown Fugue by Elizabeth Brown Dec. 18, 2014 8585 words Read a sample
"It's a heinous slaughter. Scarlet blood like raspberry sauce glazes Canadian snow. The few survivors, stunned, slide awkwardly along the carnage. Hunters, afoot, search for more live ones swinging bloodied clubs with hooks called hakapiks, slinging guns. One survivor drifts away from the herd on an ice floe." "Fugue", initially published in Issue 2 of Empty Sink Publishing, Editor's Choice.
Boars by Jessica Rowan Boars by Jessica Rowan Dec. 18, 2014 3225 words Read a sample
A father and son go on a hunting trip together for family bonding time. What they don’t know is that they are not the hunters, they are the hunted.
No Quarter: The Pikeys - Novella 1 by MJL Evans No Quarter: The Pikeys - Novella 1 by MJL Evans Dec. 18, 2014 25577 words Read a sample
In 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica, Atia Crisp is thrust into the world of bondage, violence, beauty and love. Shipwrecked and sold into slavery with her sister Livia, the pair are separated. Atia is liberated and journeys to a tropical plantation at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. She is reunited with her family until an inevitable conflict threatens those she loves.
Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Five: Knight of the Jaguar) by Joseph Robert Lewis Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Five: Knight of the Jaguar) by Joseph Robert Lewis Dec. 18, 2014 33375 words Sample 20%
When the quest to stop the dragon apocalypse brings them to the shores of her own country, Lozen can no longer hide who she is, or who she was. It begins easily enough. With her newfound powers, Lozen saves the spirit Raven from the graves of the first elves, and helps the spirit Coyote seal the doorway to the underworld. But the worst part is still to come...
Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Four: Trials of the Kitsune) by Joseph Robert Lewis Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Four: Trials of the Kitsune) by Joseph Robert Lewis Dec. 18, 2014 35445 words Sample 20%
Tomoe was dead. Now she’s not. And she’s barely recovered when a group of strange warriors ask for her help to rescue someone from the vicious mermaids that plague her island country. Guiding them east, Tomoe finds her homeland isn’t the peaceful place she left a century ago, and she is torn between her desire to save lives and to save her traditions.
Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Three: Nightmare of the Faerie) by Joseph Robert Lewis Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Three: Nightmare of the Faerie) by Joseph Robert Lewis Dec. 18, 2014 33070 words Sample 20%
Niya hates faeries. She likes swords, women, and whiskey, mostly in that order. But after a harrowing journey through the dream-world to learn how to resurrect the lost unicorns, Niya is faced with a terrible choice: she must give up the weapons and armor she loves so much in order to become a faerie priestess like her mother, the worst fate Niya can imagine.
Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Two: Curse of the Unicorn) by Joseph Robert Lewis Elf Saga: Doomsday (Part Two: Curse of the Unicorn) by Joseph Robert Lewis Dec. 18, 2014 37786 words Sample 20%
When a raging dragon threatens her kingdom, Amina races home to slay the beast with the help of her dashing pirate lover. But when the dragon proves too strong for her friends and weapons, her only hope is to transform herself into an Alcani warrior and use the magic of the unicorns to protect her people. Which works out great, until an ancient curse starts turning her to stone.
A Mary Christmas by Ted Stetson A Mary Christmas by Ted Stetson Dec. 18, 2014 1311 words Read a sample
It's Christmas night and Ebenezer Scrooge is all alone, again.
The Interrupted Light #5 by Brian Williams The Interrupted Light #5 by Brian Williams Dec. 18, 2014 785 words Read a sample
There's a penny in everyone's head. It's their last string, their last hope. Take it and things could shred and rip at the world.
That Which We Fear by J. L. Riley That Which We Fear by J. L. Riley Dec. 18, 2014 27432 words Read a sample
Juliet believes she can see ghosts. Her doctors believe she has schizophrenia. Her handsome male nurse Jonas doesn't know what to think. But when the mysterious r. Richmond offers to take Juliet away to his own private foundation, home to the brooding yet darkly irresistible Blake Stevens, Juliet's life is changed forever.
Как привыкнуть к Рождеству? (Kak Privyknut k Rozhdestvy? -- in Russian) by Андрей ШАХОВ Как привыкнуть к Рождеству? (Kak Privyknut k Rozhdestvy? -- in Russian) by Андрей ШАХОВ Dec. 18, 2014 17869 words Read a sample
«Как привыкнуть к Рождеству?» – сборник из двух рассказов и одной повести таллинского автора Андрея ШАХОВА, написанных им в период с 1987 по 1998 гг. Все они были в свое время опубликованы в эстонской периодике. Эти истории рассказывают о людях, оказавшихся в тяжелой жизненной ситуации. Выход из нее крайне сложен и нетривиален.
MANIFESTING MY DESTINY by Kingswill light MANIFESTING MY DESTINY by Kingswill light Dec. 18, 2014 5747 words Read a sample
Manifesting my destiny by kingswill light is a self help book that brings out the Who in us,its an ispirational,motivational,and life transforming book.
Conto Branco de Saudade by Sonja Petz Conto Branco de Saudade by Sonja Petz Dec. 18, 2014 15908 words Read a sample
Como lidar com a dor da perda? Com a culpa? O branco que lhe impede de escrever pode vir do vício que tenta retomá-lo, da vida de que vem fugindo, da lembrança de seu fracasso, de toda forma de miséria que parece escolher para se punir. Revisitar o passado pode ser a única forma de escapar do ciclo, de buscar uma nova chance. Contanto que acredite merecer.
Waterworks: An Essay by Edward E. Rochon Waterworks: An Essay by Edward E. Rochon Dec. 18, 2014 1540 words Read a sample
The proposal suggests that upstream pumping of excess water runoff can solve water shortages, reduce the need for dams, and balance industrial and ecological concerns. River runoff energy supplies much of the power.
Night Caller by Raoul Izzard, Sr Night Caller by Raoul Izzard, Sr Dec. 18, 2014 2426 words Read a sample
A year of poetry condensed into one slim volume on the dark side of life. A blog's worth of inspiration against the odds and despite a dearth of readers.
The Gifts by Joseph Badame The Gifts by Joseph Badame Dec. 18, 2014 7994 words Read a sample
Gifting has become mundane, mechanical, and commercialized. Philanthropy by giving objects has become the norm. The story takes us back to a time when gifts were deeds. Return to those times by rethinking your idea of rewarding someone you care about with a blessing that will not be forgotten rather than an article that will. Follow this unusual journey that may take you to a better place.
Clarence by Sarah M. Anderson Clarence by Sarah M. Anderson Dec. 18, 2014 29449 words Read a sample
Clarence Thunder may not be as young as he once was. But he’s decided Tammy Tall Trees is the woman he wants. He’ll do anything to make her his—even be a father to her little boy.
DATING AND REGIME (THE INFINITE NOVEL OF SOLZHENITSOF) BY PROF. MESOLZHENİTSY by PROF. DR. M. E. SURAT Prof. Mesolzhenitsy DATING AND REGIME (THE INFINITE NOVEL OF SOLZHENITSOF) BY PROF. MESOLZHENİTSY by PROF. DR. M. E. SURAT Prof. Mesolzhenitsy Dec. 18, 2014 44210 words Sample 20%
It has been that compelled me not to respect the couple made of the Earthly Life and Mathematics is even extremely likely that it may spring from that secret existence of Byzantium!
The Witch's Tower by Siobhan Searle The Witch's Tower by Siobhan Searle Dec. 18, 2014 5397 words Read a sample
Enjoying a country drive with her friend, Tempest savours the hot summer day's normality. But is it really? Forever watchful in the veiled shadows, Phobetor continues to thrust out his nightmarish web to draw Tempest in. Her mortal world soon comes crashing down around her and only her family's love will be able to save her. But will it be enough?
Convoy Duty by Louis Shalako Convoy Duty by Louis Shalako Dec. 18, 2014 3589 words Read a sample
The Nike and other Fleet units are convoying a small fleet of civilian ships to Cancri system. When one of their number goes up like a flashbulb, it quickly becomes clear that the enemy has developed some new and very stealthy little ships. The civilian vessels can run and scatter, but flagship Nike's duty is clear. The one thing they will not do is turn their backs. A short story.
Our Extraterrestrial Neighbors by Shelton Ranasinghe Our Extraterrestrial Neighbors by Shelton Ranasinghe Dec. 18, 2014 49393 words Read a sample
A radio signal is traced from outer space by SETI. The story now heads in an unexpected direction. This narrative is serious, not heavy and has a novel mix of technology, philosophy and ideology to suit readers of all ages. The singular feature of the book unravels as the soft and gentle mannerisms underlying the basic nature of the aliens come to light in the later chapters.