An alien colony vanishes without a trace.
It's the year 2206, and a ship from a federation of alien planets called the Entanglement is orbiting Earth with a gateway to the stars. A fleet of sadistic, Immortal cyborgs will arrive to invade Earth in six months, and humanity must join the Entanglement's rigid caste system or face slavery to the Immortals.
Lieutenant Jade Mahelona of Solar Defense Force doesn't want to get involved in interstellar politics. Too bad. Jade must go on a quest to find the lost alien colony on a remote planet, and if she fails, the Entanglement will abandon humanity to the ravages of the Immortals.
Jade struggles to fulfill her mission as the Immortals attack her, a mysterious hidden power stalks her, and her alien partners spurn her. Then, in the ruins of an ancient civilization, she discovers advanced technology beyond anything the Entanglement or Immortals dreamed of. There's a chance Jade can forge a better future for humanity -- if she can live so ...
What makes humans become clock watchers? After some investigating, we found that it is fear. Fear of the present and what's happening NOW. We watch the second hand click around in hopes that after a certain amount of clicks that there will be something better and the fear will be put on a shelf in our mind until the next time that a fear invades. Then we will watch the clock again.
Maybe it was the old adage that time heals everything that caused us to become clock watchers. The main character of the book, The Clock Watcher, James Scott learned at an early age that watching the school room clock helped him to forget his fear of writing. Having an over-abundance of fears, he used his clock watching skills to make life bearable.
With the help of his sister, Liz, he learns that fears don't go away with the ticks of a clock. Through an adventure of finding out what happened to his best friend and who murdered their father, Jimmy grows into a self-confident young man who doesn't need a ...
Morals are flexible - especially twenty thousand feet up a mountain. Confronted with an extreme alpine environment, two men hold distinct differences in judging the steps necessary to secure success. As the men begin their ascension of the deadliest mountain in the Himalayas, conditions akin to a summer's day on Mars swiftly unravel their conquest of Annapurna. The frantic fallout from this short story's expedition will question your own tenets of ethics and consequences.
In this story David C. Walters continues the saga of U. S. Marshall Ethan Cobb. In this action packed story Ethan Cobb has tracked down and captured a Notorious Bank Robber by the name of John Boone. Now he has been given the task of transporting him to the town of Bixby. There he will be given a fair trial and then hung. The problem is that there are surprises waiting for Cobb and his prisoner. Ones they could have deadly consequences for Cobb and the town of Bixby.
Dr. Eliza Law was in charge of everyone and everything at the new Federal Psychiatric Hospital for the criminally insane in Crescent City, California on the high cliffs of Break Point. The multimillion dollar seaside facility resembled the legendary Arkham Asylum in Gotham.
"Jungle Law: Eat or Be Eaten," she spoke her life's mantra out loud with a sultry voice.
The words were emblazoned in 24 carat gold letters on a plaque on the wall behind her massive mahogany desk. It was a warning and a promise to her hundreds of demented patients. The bewitching doctor was a merciless mistress for her profession.
Then quite deliberately, she removed the spotless white mantel of her office to reveal a carefully sculpted feminine frame. She fed the long jacket through the industrial shredder with a satisfied smile in her eyes. And then she walked off the job.
She emerged into the sunlight and then she ran with all of her might. The lady doctor left her cares behind her as she set off on her plan ...
He played hard, studied little, and was already bored with life. He was ignorant of demands and absent of purpose. She worked hard and never played. She felt nothing but demands. Responsibility weighed her down. He was born of privilege and she of poverty. He appreciated little what he had and she appreciated what little she had.
Girls impressed him as rather silly and boys hardly impressed her at all. Neither one had found what they were looking for and weren't even sure what that was. Friends had made life choices and given up trying to influence them in theirs. It would take the Hand of Providence to change their course.
The Town depended on jobs at the mill. It was the only industry besides fishing. The machines were old and worn. Newer mills were faster and required fewer attendants. Profit margins were tight and competition has no mercy. If the mill failed, the Town would soon follow. The Caretaker of Life had a different plan for them all.
A fading boxing magazine looking for a big story goes on the search for a heavyweight champion on the 50th anniversary of his epic fight when he disappeared after it was discovered that he was an escapee from a Georgia chain gang.
Max Newcomb, young new writer at Gladiator Magazine is given the mission of saving the magazine when it is discovered that it's the 50th anniversary of an epic heavyweight championship between Jack Gravano and Nathan "The Black Mamba" Washington. Nathan disappeared after it was discovered that he was an escapee from a Georgia chain gang, leaving his pregnant wife behind.
Nathan is tracked down in South Central Los Angeles living with a grandson. He recounts to young Max of his life growing up the son of a sharecropper and going to a chain gang for beating up three white men. Forced into bare knuckle fights, he escapes, changes his name and ends up fighting for his country in the war.
After the war ended Nathan moved to New York to start his new life. ...
The Grand Master: Part 2 of The Keeper Trilogy is now released.
Part 1 The Keeper is now on special offer so you can read the story so far!
A long long time ago when the universe was arranged three Guiding Masters were appointed to oversee and act if the overall balance was not maintained. If necessary they can step in to sort problems.
As a back up to the system The Keeper was also created. He holds the balance or rather he can restore the balance should it ever be required. The role as The Keeper passes down through the generations and although they are each aware they are something important they do not know what it is. The Keeper is protected by The Watcher who is a humanoid.
The planet where The Keeper lives unexpectedly has serious unrest so The Watcher decides to move The Keeper and his parents to another planet (Earth) in the universe. On their journey they go through a time jump (unbeknown to them at the time). The Watcher knows it will only be a matter of time before ...
This story is set in the lands of Stargeth where 6 children have to overcome obstacles to save all the realms existing in our universe. During the adventure they learn about each other and where they come from; whether they had a tough life or a tough time in their life.
Why would a solid citizen hold a knife to a young girl's throat and drag her onto the 16th-floor ledge of a high-rise building?
Returned war hero, Josh Kennelly, racked with guilt and hiding a dark secret, knows he risks being exposed by the media when he attempts to save her.
A police bullet ends the standoff, and the man plunges to his death, taking the reasons for his momentary madness with him.
Devastated, his daughter seeks Josh out and asks him to help find out why her father snapped.
Out of his depth, but falling in love, Josh risks all to come up with the answers.
Discovering her past could destroy her future.
When a suppressed memory resurfaces, it sets Scarlett on a mission to find a life she'd long forgotten. Sucked into the underworld of corporate espionage, organized crime and hired killers, she discovers that the mission to protect her friends is more difficult than she ever expected.
Is it worth becoming the kind of monster she is trying to stop?
- "Full of action and strong, believable characters. A great read."
- "Original and compelling main character. A nice combination of mystery and tech sci-fi."
The year is 2040 and Eric Ryan hates technology. In an era where automated systems and A.I. robots perform most work obligations, scores of humans have lost their societal value. As these displaced people struggle with their new reality, Eric sympathizes with their hardship.
Once a neuropsychologist, his career ended when medical tech pushed him into obsolescence. Now a community therapist, he spends his days working with the displaced, helping them craft meaning in a world that no longer needs them. Then one day, a robot unexpectedly marches into the counseling center for mental health services.
Eric is forced to work with the embodiment of what he loathes, and while doing so, he uncovers a damning secret. With his life at a low point, he shelves his professional obligations and investigates the revelation. However, he quickly learns that solving the mystery will only be possible with help from an unlikely source.
COULD THE TRIPTYCH LEAD THEM TO ICONS WHICH ONCE BELONGED TO CATHERINE THE GREAT, CZARINA OF RUSSIA?
Giving his treasured possession to the two Australians who rescued him from an icy death, the ancient Cossack swears that the icon, an icon given to him by his grandfather, contains a code which will point to the secret hiding place of priceless icons looted from the imperial palace by Bolsheviks during the early years of the Russian Revolution. They must decide whether there really is a secret concealed within the old man's icon, or whether the story was merely the old Cossack's fantasy. They must decide whether they should take the risk and return to Russia and perhaps recover the riches which might await them. And if they should find these icons, would the most favourite icon of Catherine the Great, The Katerina Triptych, be amongst them, and, if so, would it be real, and would it be worth the lives which the search will take?
Another thriller from the prize-winning author of The ...
Who protects the sheep from the wolves? Another wolf.
New York City. 1977. Ex-Green Beret William Kane has crossed the line he vowed never to: killing. But for every action there is a reaction and there are forces after him for revenge, chief among them the IRA. The CIA hasn't forgotten about him either after his involvement in covert ops in Vietnam.
There is an elite team of IRA soldiers in New York City and they've gotten their hands on some powerful weaponry. What is their target? When will they strike?
As the long hot summer of 1977 drags on and the Bronx burns, Kane does some burning of his own, unraveling secrets from his past and helping those who need his particular brand of justice while tracking the terrorists.
His problem: where is his new line?
Who can he really trust?
Kirkus Reviews: "Action packed entertainment."
Amazon Reviews: "Reacher and Kane should hook up sometime!"
The Dragon Legions Need You!
In the city of Marneri, it's the annual thanksgiving for the century-old protections of the Great Spell - a time when common village dragons such as two-ton Bazil of Quosh and his strappy squire, Relkin, prove themselves worthy of the Dragon Legions by fighting in the arenas. But there will be no celebration this year. The Doom Masters of Padmasa have renewed their efforts to dominate the human realms and annihilate the witch order that protects them. The kingdom's only hope of survival against the monsters of the Doom is to assemble a new strike force of armored Battle Dragons and human partners to undertake a great quest and save their world.
Prolific author, fantasy and battle master, Chris Rowley invites you to begin the epic journey of his award-winning series, Battle Dragons, with the complete unabridged first book, Bazil Broketail.
Daniel Benhannon, a young mountaineer, recently raised to six bolt Accomplished, wants to be left alone to live out his life as he chooses. The casting of his first spell has placed him square in the middle of an ancient battle between the seven Guilds of Aakadon, led by Grand Maestro, Efferin Tames, and the Serpent Guild, led by Maestro Balen Tamm. To accomplish his goal, Daniel must break his link to the mind of the evil Tarin Conn, the Dark Maestro, imprisoned beneath Mount Kelgotha. To break the link, he must go to Aakadon, keep secret his standing as a six bolt Accomplished, a potential equaling that of the Grand Maestro, out maneuver Efferin Tames, Balen Tamm, and Tarin Conn, three of the most powerful Accomplished in history, and show them what a Ducaunan backwoodsman can really do after he sets his priorities and arranges his chores accordingly.
Jess is on the trail of the ruthless killer, Bill Hangston, who is wanted dead or alive for the heinous crimes of murder and rape of a young woman who had two young children. On his way to Wooster, Texas, he runs into some of Rudy Stalling's men and one of them, Earl Lancaster, accidentally implies that Hangston works for Mr. Stalling. Jess tells Lancaster that if Hangston doesn't come to Wooster to meet his fate, he'd come out to Stalling's place and kill him and whoever got in his way.
Rudy Stalling gives Hangston two choices. Either turn himself into the law in Wooster, or make a run for it. Hangston strangely decides to turn himself into the law, knowing Jess's reputation. After Hangston breaks out of jail, with the help of two of Rudy Stalling's lead men, Jess goes after Hangston, but Stalling wants him to take Lancaster with him to make sure he finds out who helped Hangston break out of jail. Jess, having his reasons, allows Lancaster to accompany him.
Meanwhile, the rustlers ...
The Paris catacombs. The city's subterranean shadow. Hundreds of kilometers of tunnels. A land of history and legend, where the underground explorer treads a fine line between reality and irreality. As the top inspector on the counter-terror squad, Khalid Sadiqi thought he knew everything there was to know about the City of Light's weak spots. But this is new. This is the City of Dark. Seeking to learn more about the world below the city, Sadiqi stumbles on the impish help of Antonia Corrigan. The vibrant young engineer heartens the jaded inspector. Not only can she wend her way through her underground playground with lively agility, she also knows all the myths and legends that will prove to be the key to unlocking the mysteries. But will her knowledge of the tunnels below ground be enough to stop the mayhem above?
The biggest solar flare since the 1859 Carrington Event is about to bring the world to its knees.
When a huge plasma ejection from the sun hits the Earth's atmosphere, the resulting EMP pulse fries electricity grids and disables fragile electronics. Transmission wires melt, transformers explode and modern vehicles cease working. In less than a minute, the world is taken back two centuries.
Lauren Nolan is attending a seminar in New York when the blackout hits and the transportation system grinds to a halt. Trapped in the panic that envelops the metropolis, Ellen worries for her children, five hundred miles away in North Carolina. Unable to get word to them, she faces a harrowing journey on her own.
Sergeant Rick Nolan is overseas on a covert ops mission against terrorists. When the solar storm wipes out his communications and his air cover, he and his team find themselves on the same level as the enemy that surrounds them. Caught in a desperate fight for survival, Rick thinks about ...
The infamous Eight-Ball Gang has returned and they're blazing a path of mayhem across the Midwest.
Silk Spider is the super-powered femme fatale assigned to bring them down. Normally, something as mundane as bank heists wouldn't fall under her jurisdiction. She's a superhero, after all. She's supposed to fight monsters, thwart terrorists, and jail supervillains.
But the Gang's high profile and unstoppable crime spree demand the skills of a true superhero detective. And when Spider catches up to them with her bullet-proof corset and anger-fueled super-strength, she'll make them sorry they ever put on their masks.
Behind the Eight-Ball is a story of noir superhero action, dark humor, and wild entertainment set in the mature world of the Identity Crisis Universe.
The Identity Crisis Universe (IDCU) takes the superheroes you grew up on, gamma-irradiates them, and sets them loose upon the world!
?Book 1: Hungry Gods
?Book 2: Secret Origins
?Book 3: Deus Ex Machina
The Bastion Prosecutor - Episode 1
Futuristic trilogy "The Bastion Prosecutor" is about man's legacy on planet Earth. It is about where our ancestors may have come from as much as where faith dictates we did. It is a glimpse into a future. It is about the antagonism between learning and belief; science and religion; a dilemma that has risen and waned since the earliest civilisations. It is about conviction, not just in accepted ideals but also the unacceptable.
"The Bastion Prosecutor" is about the frontiers of space. Man's inevitable pursuit of the unknown and his innate necessity to colonise; driven in this case as much by environmental calamity as by instinct. It is about technology and the misuse of knowledge.
"The Bastion Prosecutor" is about high adventure and love, about deceit, greed and the unexpected. It is about a tapestry of secrets where threads pass from the past to the future. Finally, it is about hope.
"The Bastion Prosecutor", an epic trilogy - science fiction at ...
In a world where superheroes are a business, sixteen-year-old Alex Fry gets the dream job of teenagers everywhere when he is hired by the famous superhero Rubberman as his sidekick. As Rubberman's sidekick, Alex hopes to not only learn how to use his powers, but also save up enough money to buy his first car before he heads off to college.
But Alex gets more than he bargains for when a powerful supervillain with mysterious connections to Rubberman's past appears in his city with a dangerous agenda. Now Alex must master his powers in time to help Rubberman defeat this supervillain before he succeeds in his vile plans.
Yet when Alex learns about the darker side of the superhero industry, he finds himself unsure whether to keep working for Rubberman or to stand against him for the greater good. If Alex makes the wrong choice, it will change his life -- and the fate of his hometown -- forever.
They were the Best of Gnomes They were the Worst of Gnomes
Well, one each, really. These two Gnomes -Grimbledung and Drimblerod- are just trying to get along in life when their worlds collide.
Drimblerod has a problem with the Merchant Guild. They aren't happy with the level of his sales at his used wand shop, Second Hand Sorcery. The issue is that his low sales affect the amount of their cut off the top. To make matters worse, the local Merchant Guild Dues Collector (an Ogre no less) is unhappy with Drimblerod's income because that directly affects his cut off the top which comes before the Guild's cut off the top, of course. There are a lot of tops when it comes to guilds.
The problem is times are tough (for more than just Drimblerod) and with folks out of work, most of the people coming into Drimblerod's shop are those nefarious, hated-by-merchants 'window shoppers' who aren't planning on buying anything. If they just kept to themselves, it wouldn't be so bad, but they also ...
This popular novel by acclaimed sci-fi writer AJ Marshall, is now available in Standard Spanish
"The Osiris Revelations" or "Las Revelaciones De Osiris"
English Version (3rd Edition) ISBN: 9780956507730
Standard Spanish Version (4th Edition) ISBN: 9781999733438
Set in 2049, this futuristic novel is the first in a five book series. It proposes a realistic scenario for man's fledgling exploration of space and our neighbouring planets. The book begins innocently enough with an interesting, if not compelling discovery on Mars. Thereafter, it builds into a pacy thriller, encompassing the Earth's ancient civilisations, spellbinding historic texts, criminal intent, sadistic cybersystems, failed relationships and adrenaline filled action sequences. A good deal of the action takes place on the surface of Mars - a planet which always fires the imagination, and one which will continue to be of primary scientific focus in the coming decade as the reality of a manned landing draws nearer. ...
Suniya is a sweet, tenacious and smart young woman living in modern Britain. She is also an ethnic minority, who has learned to ignore the everyday racism of a divided society.
But what happens when the racists refuse to be ignored?
Suniya and Eric are happy and in love. They are used the prejudice of others toward their interracial relationship, and they can rise above it. Even when a racist protest threatens to march the streets of the town they live in.
Little do they know these people plan to do more than just protest. This isn't just going to be a group of people marching, and it will not be something Suniya and Eric can simply rise above.
As this group shut down the city, silence the police, and block all people coming in and out, Suniya and Eric fear what might happen next. And, when they witness minorities being pulled out of their homes and slaughtered in the street, they realise it is only a matter of time before Suniya is next.
Can Suniya and Eric survive the night? Or ...
History repeats itself in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. The devastating earthquake of February 3rd 1931 re-occurs in 1994. Helicopter pilot Emma Shripney, conspicuous in her red flying suit, is first on the scene at Te Mata Peak, rescuing stranded sightseers. Then more harrowing demands are made as the casualties in the cities of Hastings and Napier and the surrounding area are located. Army teams from Waiouru camp arrive and are based at Bridge Pa aerodrome. In the course of the initial relief work, a romance develops between Emma and a lieutenant, Perry Ashington. As the emergency demands ease, they have time and opportunity to take the relationship further.
Following the earthquake, Emma has a new flying commitment arising from the Te Mata Peak rescue. Among those she flew out was Dr Maurice Binsted, an anthropologist and a member of a business consortium planning a reproduction Stonehenge theme park on the East Cape, intended to feature in the first dawn television coverage of the ...
Princess Rachel discovers a jester under her bed and follows him through the secret trapdoor in her bedroom to a fairyland world called Entertainia where she meets the most amazing creatures. When the wicked witch's precious metal cog is stolen, Rachel finds herself in a race against time to find the missing item and return it before the witch sends out her bread-soldiers to destroy the cities of Entertainia. Follow Princess Rachel's journey as she explores the marvellous world of Entertainia and discover the complex bond between her, the soul-child, and the jester, her soul-muffin, when two creatures from two dimensions are flung together in an eternal bond of friendship.
In this book, I tried to find solutions for a few problems. One of them being poverty and the other being the riddle of existence itself.
Emerson is an innovator who makes billions after selling his company. What to do with all those billions? Well, one can buy an expensive car, a boat, a plane or a territory. He chose to buy a sovereign state, Emersonia.
Emersonia becomes a manufacturing hub for the rest of Africa. It also becomes a source of capital and credit for its neighbors. Instead of people traveling so far seeking jobs or medical care, they could find all they needed in Emersonia.
Emersonia also has a well-developed space program. The Emersonians knew that humanity needed a second and third home away from Earth and so they worked towards that goal.
"A story line that grabs reader attention from the start... THE JUGGLER offers a solid, first-person reflection on how a boy grows into adulthood... A different coming-of-age saga presented in a compact, hard-hitting package... Highly recommended" - Midwest Book Review
THE JUGGLER, a novella, is about an Indiana farmboy, Richard Grenier, who teaches himself to juggle in the 1930s. Through long hours of practice, he develops astonishing skills, and almost accidentally sets the record for the most balls ever juggled, ten, a feat witnessed by a Ringling Brothers performer. Unfortunately, Grenier suffers medical problems in the closing days of World War II while in the Navy and is robbed of his ability to juggle. He returns to the United States a shadow of the person who left it.The story asks the question: How does someone lose what is essentially their life and muster the will to find a new one?
On a fine day a plane took off with six mysterious people and they were yet to be told where the final destination was. Ryan on the other hand, who gathered rest of them, had a mission. A mission that brought all of them together and that would definitely change their fate.
Will they be successful in whatsoever matter they stepped into?
For many years, I wanted to write a story about the mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Particularly the role of the Air Force in airlifting the remains back to the United States. I refused to write about it because I thought anything connected with Jonestown should entail one sentence: Guyana was a horrible, horrible event, and the U.S. Military did gruesome things they should never, never had done.
But as time passed, the fact that I never wrote about Guyana became oddly disturbing. If you're a writer, the assimilation of experiences almost obliges you to write about them. So I wrote Ghost of Guyana.
24 hours in Trump City with the Engine 10 firefighters as they battle through an arson war and fight to defend themselves against the political insanity of a Tea Party takeover following Trump's 2016 election.
Welcome aboard, new friends! May our journey together be long and wonderful...
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The coming man of historical fiction'. - Saul David.
The centurion Rufus Atticus is intent on finding Gaius Maximus - a fugitive and friend. Whilst doing so however Atticus finds trouble - in the form of the brutal Meriadoc clan.
The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, wants to offer the former praetorian a pardon. Atticus also has important news for Maximus, which will change his life.
But as well as offering the soldier a pardon the Emperor has summoned Maximus to ask him to complete one final mission. He must venture into enemy territory and assassinate Balomar, king of the Marcomanni.
Maximus will not only need to best barbarians and the king's bodyguard to fulfil his mission however. To succeed - and survive - Maximus will have to defy the future Emperor Commodus and defeat a band of Roman mercenaries.
Kill or be killed.
'Sword of Empire: Emperor' is the third and final book in the bestselling series of historical novellas.
For fans of Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane and ...
The First Book of the FLJÓTDÍS series
Brought up as a warrior, Fljótdís hopes to take her father's place in the King's Guard one day. The path to glory is not easy, earning the trust of the King and his men proves to be a heavy task. Everything is stacked against her, yet she is determined to prevail no matter the cost. But perhaps the Norns have bigger plans for her...
When loyalty and pride are at stake, how far will one go to impress the gods?
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If you enjoy books that are packed full of romantic suspense international intrigue and love sex lies, then you will love this novel.
I went to Venice to search for something, a meaning, a purpose in my life.
I've always been the steady one in my family, the one who my brother and sister relied.
But I need more, I need... something.
When my college roommate Federico Martello calls me from Venice to suggest a new project, I jump at the chance to visit my father's birthplace again...
... but when I get there, Federico is dead...
And I don't know what the hell to do.
Juno Martello, Federico's much-younger sibling is alone in the world but she won't let anyone close.
But, years ago, I made a promise to Ferdie to protect Juno and I'm damn well going to keep that promise.
Except... I can't stop thinking about her. She invades my dreams, and every waking moment, her dark eyes and her ballerina body haunt ...
Kara thought that her lack of wings was a problem in the world of Valkyries-until she stumbled across a dragon's nest. She soon learned that wherever you found a dragon's nest, a mother dragon was always nearby. No matter how much combat training she had, she could still become lunch.
Valkyrie Academy Dragon Alliance Series
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