'North Of The Heart' is an evocative selection of poetry and prose by Anne Saddler aka Grey Hen With A Pen. Part One ' Family Ties' explores and re-imagines stories from the authors life from early childhood to the present day. Part Two of the pamphlet is a selection of poems on more contemporary subjects from ageing and climate change to religion and relationships. The pamphlet is illustrated with the author's own photographs.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 56 Pages (4,800 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 15th, 2020
Fans of The Hobbit and Annihilation will love this spiritually immersive story about the colonization of an alien wilderness and the indigenous cultures born to it.
"This book offers a totally immersive view into the thoughts, experiences, and conflicts of a pioneer exploring a new world. The author creates a world that you can connect with in a spiritual way - whether with the cultures, beings, or nature. Huston's gentle persona gives the reader a unique perspective in this fantasy adventure, and I appreciated experiencing the tale from his thoughtful viewpoint. It gave a different perspective on what some pioneers may have gone through in the past and I enjoyed the subtle historical connections. I can't wait for the next one!"
-Sam Goodreads Reviewer
Mankind's earliest steps to expand beyond Earth have been taken. The Copernica Corporation has shot toward the stars in a bid to colonize the newly discovered Earth-like world of planet G.
Armed with the world altering technology of ...
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 264 Pages (1,205 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 15th, 2020
The choices we make and their consequences we endure can be numerous. Look around and you will be able to see a different story being woven in everyone's lives:
A woman who took the biggest decision of her life and paid the price, or then someone who had it all till one fateful night threatened to take it all away. Unrequited love and loss, or a second chance at reviving severed ties.
Unspoken brings to you a collection of seven such stories, which take you through the journey of these souls, controlled by the biggest mystery of the universe that we call life.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 38 Pages (1,012 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 15th, 2020
The most irresistible yet deadly creature in New York risks everything when love he cannot have becomes his obsession.
Book I of the Yulen series offers a psychological suspense mystery with paranormal elements that delves into its anti-hero's emotional turmoil and physical uniqueness.
Owen Odem is the most gorgeous creature in New York City, and the most cursed. By day, the supreme salesman mints commissions using an exceptional gift. By night in his one room ghetto tenement, chilling memories besiege his happiness.
After an assaulted politically connected city visitor mysteriously disappears, Detective Gail Honeycutt -- NYPD's most ambitious and voted hottest five years running -- gets the case expected to ignite her career. But then she meets the alluring Owen Odem, and her mad desire for him only enflames the uncontrollable envy of her bad-boy former lover. Powerful and corrupt, Captain Jinks Metcalf destroys all who try to take what he deems his.
More innocents of the city ...
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 394 Pages (3,084 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 15th, 2020
Alexander Carter Randolph has led a life that most would envy. Being that his father is the owner of a multi-million dollar real-estate firm, Carter, to say the least, lived life to the fullest. That is until he awakens on the rocky shore of an unfamiliar land. The sudden change thrust Carter into a situation where he will be challenged both physically and mentally in a test for the only important prize. Life.
Alayna was Carter's first friend, and he was hers. They drifted apart after Carter moved across town due to the success of his fathers business. He promised her that things wouldn't change, and they would still be friends. That was the first time he lied to her. The next time they saw each other, Carter had turned into a person Alayna didn't recognize. She hated him more than she thought possible, but when news of Carter's disappearance reached her, feelings and memories that had been dormant since her childhood, emerge.
From debut author Cody Allen Cole comes the tale of ...
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 214 Pages (6,397 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 15th, 2020
A disgraced builder scores a comeback project but discovers it will kill tens of thousands unless he risks everything to stop it.
From posh London to gritty Africa, Russell Troy, a quiet geophysicist and partner in his family's international construction firm, is ruined overnight by his older brother's gambling. Plunged into distress, the once secure and high-riding builder must face the truth about the compromising life he led.
Facing humiliation and destitution, he visits the edge of a high cliff to escape a threatening future, but his attempt to overcome his panic only makes his situation worse. Offered a chance to quit running and help his family regain their former glory, he accepts an opportunity to redeem his unheroic ways. However, its price is the potential destruction of thousands of innocent lives.
With the support of his fiancée, he must challenge his family and their quickly recouping resources to do the right thing or else go along with his brother as he always has ...
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 398 Pages (2,232 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Francesca Clark-Bartlett, wife of the American Democratic Party's presidential nominee, seeks more power than she already has. Meanwhile, the attractive yet naive Melissa Iverson wishes she had never inherited her family's vast fortune.
After they both become entangled with a 44-year-old, womanizing British intelligence agent, the two women find themselves in a web of deception and mystery. Threatening letters, dark family secrets and connections to persons of power all tell them that the path they tread is wrought with danger.
Daniel Kemp's Once I Was A Soldier is a thriller brimming with international intrigue, and a story of poignant self-reflection.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 376 Pages (4,398 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
No-one knows for sure when or why the Burryman ceremony in South Queensferry began, although many say it celebrates the granting to the town of Royal Burgh status by James VI in 1588.
Whatever its origins, the ceremony was held every year for hundreds of years until it was suspended by the authorities after the gruesome and mysterious death of a participant in the 1990 ceremony.
This is the story of the events surrounding that death. It is a story exposing the violence, bigotry and sectarianism that fester in the underbelly of small-town Scotland.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 90 Pages (388 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
Claire Firth is hoping for love, having asked Matthew Clayton out on a date. As she waits for him to turn up at Bradford bus station, she is reminded of Brant Mitchell, her mother's first love. What happened to him? What made her mother marry her father? Why did her parents move to Bradford? 'A Bradford Childhood' is a story about the loves of the past, the loves of the present and growing up in the 1970's and 80s in the north of England. Set at a time of the pulling down of Kirkgate Market, the power cuts and the closure of the coal mines, 'A Bradford Childhood' tells the story of a girl growing up, learning her mother's love story and the first experience of feeling love herself.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 224 Pages (2,324 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020
J. A. Hailey serves up a collection of multi-genre short reads.
No subject is taboo and no one is immune as he takes on whatever and whoever he fancies, in an eclectic mix of absurdist, satirical and serious pieces.
Find out how books are written for genre, get advice on tackling terror attacks, learn what makes time travel impossible, and be force-fed a whole lot of unique viewpoints - like you've never imagined!
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 134 Pages (1,599 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 14th, 2020