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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.
5 Reasons for Using Bushfire Roller Shutters - Presentation by Mike Karaki 5 Reasons for Using Bushfire Roller Shutters - Presentation by Feb. 11, 2016 366 words Read a sample
With a hot and dry climate like Australia, especially in summer months, many households are at risk by being in bushfire prone areas. Using bushfire roller shutters will not only protect your privacy but also your home from bushfires.
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.
Give me a fish! and other stories that are perfect for even the shortest toilet or public transit trips by Sharon Boddy Give me a fish! and other stories that are perfect for even the shortest toilet or public transit trips by Feb. 10, 2016 15013 words Read a sample
You're a busy 21st Centurian. You don't have time to read long novels or epic poems. What you need is a selection of shorter works, stories that can be read during those wait times that inevitably occur throughout one's day. The stories in Give me a fish! are designed for an efficient reading experience. Not convinced? Next time you're in line at the coffee shop, download it and see for yourself.
Baring Krissy by Ariel Austin Baring Krissy by Feb. 10, 2016 6067 words Read a sample
I felt like the world’s biggest loser. I mean, whose boyfriend breaks up with them on their eighteenth birthday? I couldn’t take it, so I ran off to Daddy’s house. He always knows how to cheer me up when I’m feeling down. But this time Daddy has something new in mind to make me feel better. He’s going to give me a birthday present I’ll never forget.
2 Shorts, a Novella and a Haiku Walk Into a Bar by Mia Soto 2 Shorts, a Novella and a Haiku Walk Into a Bar by Feb. 10, 2016 28789 words Read a sample
These are three stories and a poem. Two of the stories are short stories. One is a novella. It is intended for older teenagers/young adults. It does contain some material and language that is not suitable for younger readers. Love stories that are meant to touch the hearts of everyone regardless of age, because that's how love works.
Dangerous Love Sample by Kara Leigh Miller Dangerous Love Sample by Feb. 10, 2016 24725 words Read a sample
He’s fighting to forget his past while she struggles to remember hers… Doctor Josh Parker lives with guilt about his wife’s death every day. He believes himself incapable of ever loving again, but when a mysterious woman arrives in the Emergency Room, brutally beaten and left for dead, he starts to feel something he hasn’t felt in far too long: hope.
Weird Urges by Candace Mia Weird Urges by Feb. 10, 2016 1327 words Read a sample
She's a lonely trophy wife with too much time on her hands. Weird urges start to develop.
Sofie Waits by Amanda Hamm Sofie Waits by Feb. 10, 2016 50247 words Read a sample
Second in the Coffee and Donuts series, Sofie Waits is a sweet romance with characters who don't just share longing looks. They actually enjoy each other's company.
The Elegant Solution by Harrison Chase The Elegant Solution by Feb. 10, 2016 4999 words Read a sample
A guide to the end of the world and our possible solutions to avoid extinction as seen in classic Science Fiction
C.A.T. - Cat Agent Team by Manuel Valerio Waldo Nieto C.A.T. - Cat Agent Team by Feb. 10, 2016 22134 words Read a sample
This is a story of a cat who found that the cat community is corrupted just like in the human world. She set out to clean the corruption. Eventually, another cat took her place. She had to fight cats who where insane, credulous... even a cat who seemed unbeatable. After lots of struggle, the cat community never had a massive amount of corruption again.