Ilena es una joven asesina de vampiros que busca venganza sobre la muerte de sus padres y su hermana menor cuando se encontraba investigando una misteriosa muerte. A partir de ese día entra a formar parte de La Hermandad del Silencio.
Stella Erickson has always been one to follow rules. Living in the 1920's, as a dancer, it is often hard for her to uphold her beliefs, yet alone make any friends. When she meets Jack Moretti, everything changes, and suddenly, prudish Stella is carefree and finds herself breaking rules...and she loves it. Can she get past Jack's career? And can she avoid falling in love with him?
In 1530 AD, Meztli and Cualli are saved from an Inca sacrificial site where virgins are left to die to appease their gods because conquistadors invaded their lands. Zolin, Meztli's childhood friend has been sent by Hermit Tupac to rescue them, which he does. They must now follow a perilous journey along Inca trails through the mountains and the safety of free Inca towns.
Etalpalli, one of the priests who brought the virgins to the sacrificial site attempts to find the pair. Conquistador Capitán Buena Giraldo teams up with Etalpalli who lies about his knowledge of a local gold mine is.
Meztli and her friends are met by Urco from Cualli's village. He has been sent by Tupac to tell them that there is no safe haven through the mountains. Instead they must use to a secret cave that goes under the mountains to a hidden valley and golden pyramid.
A far greater threat catches up with them. It is smallpox, a plague brought by the conquistadors that is devastating the local population. Only a few adults survive. For some unknown reason the conquistadors are immune and Inca children also have a high survival rate.
After travelling through the cave, Meztli and her friends arrive in the secret valley of Ehuraythak and golden pyramid to find that the entire population of adults have died from the plague and only children have survived. These are led by two twelve-year-olds, Palia and Ekko who soon welcome the four adults and the tiny community becomes self-sufficient.
Meanwhile, Tupac learns that a new order of fanatical priests have arrived to replace the original ones in the local temple who died with the plague. Their solution is to sacrifice all the children and the few remaining mothers at the next full moon. Tupac is too old to be able to stop this latest sacrifice himself so sets out to find Zolin and the maidens to ask them to return to the sacrificial site and rescue the latest victims.
On the way he is attacked by rogue priests including Etalpalli. His llama is killed and he is shot by a musket that the conquistadors have brought to their land but manages to fight them off by using his slingshot. His one thought now is to get to the pyramid but with a musket ball in his shoulder he is weak and knows that if the ball is not removed he will die.
Back at Ehuraythak, Palia and Ekko find Tupac. Though weak he survives and tells the four that they must return to the sacrificial site to rescue the mothers and children before the next full moon due to rise in only two weeks.
Meztli and her friends begin a new journey back in a race against time through hostile territory controlled by the conquistadors and rogue priests. Their success depends on the help of others and sometimes the enemy become almost friends. The cost though, is gold and a lost gold mine that Capitán Giraldo believes is still in the area.
When a comedian from New York offends an audience in rural Kentucky, he quickly finds himself on a highway to Hell ...
I let off the gas immediately and slowed down before veering into the lane behind them, even as the operator asked calmly, “Are you able to see the license number? If so, read it to me—as carefully as you can. Are they Kentucky plates?”
I was distracted by the men in the payload, who appeared to be lifting something heavy, but quickly focused on the plate. “Yes. Kentucky 527 CXS, Franklin County.” I squinted in the fog. The lettering didn’t look right. “I—I think it’s been altered. I’m following as close as I dare, and it looks like—”
“You are behind them?”
“Yes. One of them was—”
“Sir, be advised that units are on the way and that you are not to pursue. Repeat, do not pursue. Pull over immediately and wait for officers to arrive. What is the make and model of your vehicle?”
“I—it’s a blue Toyota—a Camry. 2004, I think. I’m—I’m slowing down. But so are they. There’s men in the payload. It, it almost …”
I was about to say that it looked like they were lifting, well, a trough, to be frank, one of those big aluminum vats used to water horses, when the men heave-hoed the thing twice … and sent its contents hurling toward my windshield. At which point the thick, viscous stuff hit the glass like a hammer—exploding everywhere—and turned the world black.
Black and blood red.
Russland unter Katherina der Großen: Die Schwestern Natascha und Irina waren als Leibeigene geboren worden, als Besitz eines Adeligen, dazu bestimmt, auf den weiten Feldern der Taiga zu Tode geschunden zu werden. Doch Natascha und Irina hatten Glück, denn ihr Tanztalent erregte die Aufmerksamkeit der mächtigen Gräfin Raschkowa. Die Gräfin holte die Mädchen in ihre eigene Ballettkompanie, wo sie zur Erbauung der Reichen und der Mächtigen des Zarenreiches tanzen mussten.
Doch das Leben ist gefährlich in der Ballettkompanie der Gräfin Raschkowa, wo sogar der kleinste Fehltritt strengstens bestraft wird. Und so landen Natascha und Irina in einer rattenverseuchten Zelle tief unter dem eleganten Palais Raschkow in St. Petersburg. Doch das Verließ ist nur der Anfang ihrer Qualen, denn die sadistische Gräfin und getreuer Folterknecht Dimitri planen, Natasha und Irina der Knute zu überantworten, jener teuflischen russischen Peitsche, deren Kuss einst gleichbedeutend mit einem Todesurteil war...
Warnung: In dieser Geschichte gibt es recht viel Grausamkeit und Gewalt, also sollten empfindliche Leser vorsichtig sein.
Dies ist eine Kurzgeschichte von 5200 Worten, was ca. 16 Buchseiten entspricht.
Diese Buch gibt es auch auf Englisch unter dem Titel "Under the Knout".
France in the year of the Lord 1516: Born a nobleman but long since reduced to the dishonourable profession of executioner, Geoffrey de Bressac is the most skilled headsman in all of France. But when he is called to the town of Charentes to put a traitor and assassin to death, a shock awaits him. For the traitor and assassin Geoffrey is supposed to execute is a woman, beautiful and young Angeline de Golon.
Geoffrey has long since hardened his heart against the plight of the men and women he is forced to put to death. But Angeline manages to stir feelings in him that he thought dead. What is more, she insists that she is innocent of the crime of which she has been accused.
Geoffrey does not want to behead an innocent woman? But how can he save Angeline, when she is to die at sunrise?
This is a story of 4000 words.
This story is also available in German under the title Der Kuss des Richtschwertes.
London, 1751: It’s hanging day at Tyburn and nine condemned criminals, six men and three women, are about to meet their end on the infamous triple tree. Among the crowd come to see them hang is Jack Blackstone, better known as Blackjack the highwayman.
But Jack has not come to Tyburn on this day merely to gawk at the spectacle of a public execution. For among those to be hanged today is Eliza Colson, Jack’s beloved, sentenced to death for a crime she did not commit.
Jack is going to save her from the gallows… or die trying.
Frankreich im Jahre 1516: Obwohl von edler Geburt, muss Geoffrey du Bressac sein Brot durch den ehrlosen Berufs des Henkers verdienen. Dennoch gilt Geoffrey bald als der geschickteste Henker von ganz Frankreich. Doch als er in die Stadt Charentes gerufen wird, um einen Verräter und Attentäter hinzurichten, erwartet ihn ein Schock. Denn der Verräter und Attentäter den Geoffrey enthaupten soll ist eine Frau, die junge und schöne Angeline de Golon.
Geoffrey hat schon vor langem das Mitleid für die Männer und Frauen, die er hinrichten muss, aus seinem Herz verbannt. Doch Angeline erweckt Gefühle in ihm, der er schon lange für abgestorben hielt. Außerdem behauptet sie, dass sie unschuldig ist und das Verbrechen, für das sie verurteilt wurde, nicht begangen hat.
Geoffrey will keine unschuldige Frau enthaupten. Doch wie kann er Angeline retten, wenn sie bei Sonnenaufgang sterben soll?
Dies ist eine Kurzgeschichte von ca. 4200 Worten, was ca. 16 Buchseiten entspricht.
Step back in time to Easter, 1935 at Glosser Bros. Department Store in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The display windows bloom with brightly colored decorations, and the smell of roasting peanuts fills the air. Each child gets a free baby chick for the holiday, and a rabbit comes with the purchase of each boys’ suit. When eight-year-old Owen Talisman gets his free (yet priceless) Easter pets, life with his special new bunny takes a surprising twist that changes everything. Decades later, Owen faces another turning point, one that could take away his hopes and dreams forever. But his great-grandson, and the magic of Easter at Glosser’s, refuse to give up on him. Don't miss this new Easter classic by Robert Jeschonek, award-winning author of LONG LIVE GLOSSER’S and CHRISTMAS AT GLOSSER’S.
A young woman turns 21 and her whole life is flipped upside down. Returning home from college, Elaine happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. By chance she ran into a major illegal exchange deal between the richest family in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Mob.
This story marked the beginning of a forgotten era that has never been told in Korean History Sae Joo and Sae Yoo are fictional twin princes of the Silla Kingdom, one of Ancient Korea's Legendary Three Kingdoms. They were separated at birth when their Father King mistakenly predicted the solar eclipse, which happens every thirty-three years. According to an ancient prophecy, royal twins must not be born on the day of the eclipse because one would bring the kingdom to its highest glory, while the other one would bring it to its downfall. The two must be separated eternally, or the kingdom would face the wrath of the Heavens. Sae Joo grew up as the Crown Prince while Sae Yoo grew up as a son of a blacksmith. What would happen if Sae Joo and Sae Yoo crossed paths? Will the prophecy be fulfilled or will it be possible for two kings to rule the Kingdom of Silla to bring it to its highest glory?
It's the late 50s the drug trade is flourishing in New York City. Charles "Lucky" Luciano is a young up and coming Sicilian mobster working for the old school, traditional Sicilian mobster Joe "the boss" Masseria. When Joe sends Lucky to Atlantic city in 1959 for business. He meets Maybelle White, a young beautiful aspiring poet and is taken by her beauty, grace and innocence but there are three problems. 1.She's 16 and he's 32 2. She's black and he's white 3.Her father is Albert"Chalky" White the most powerful black gangster in the East coast as well as Masseria's rival Hey guys this is my first story it is based on boardwalk empire with a twist so enjoy
A story of forbidden and untimely love, a highly esteemed princess starts an unbecoming romance with a man who descends of a traitorous bloodline.
"You will regret this Mei Sou Fei!" cried Li Shimin Bide as he watches her cleat; "Sweet desire are like poison to one's soul," reply Mei Sou Fei while giving him one last sweet kiss. Mei Sou Fei steps back and fell into the icy river below. Li Shimin Bide grabs his chest as if he was in pain. My story of Li Shimin Bide and Mei Sou Fei of their love, hate, and life in the palace. Not base in history only made up by me.
Grace has no idea what she is getting into when she purchases a beautiful crafted hourglass necklace from a new antique shop in town. But upon putting the necklace on, Grace finds herself in another time. Taken back to the 1800's Grace is taken in by a mysterious stranger who seems to understand where she has come from, and who takes her in as his fiancee promising to get her home if she'll help him get his inheritance. Having no other option Grace agrees to this and finds herself swept up in a lavish life of Balls and Tea's and the center of attention. When the time comes will Grace really want to go home or will she fall for this new life?
When the Crown Prince of Ice killed the Wicked Witch of Gimhori, she made sure he paid a terrible price for it. "You have slayed my body, and now I will slay your soul." And thus began the curse. The Crown Prince would be reborn, again and again into several different lifetimes. He might be a prince now, but he could be a soldier next - or even a peasant boy. But no matter what role he played in whichever lifetime, two things were made constant. One - that the Crown Prince would always retain the memories of all his lifetimes. Two - that the Crown Prince would fall in love with the same woman, and every single time, their romance would be doomed. That the woman will always die, that they will have no happy ending, and the Crown Prince's promise to protect her ... will always fail. For how better to destroy a man's soul, then to make him witness the death of his beloved, again and again? “With my last breath, I seal these words. “With my last breath, I curse you; silver-haired youth, Wielder of Radiance, Keeper of Excalibur, Crown Prince of Ice – “Ahn Jimin.”
Set in the end of 1989, What if Berlin Wall never fell instead World War III happened? The story will follow two side of the war in the eyes of the Invader and the Defender.
(01/08/18 ⇢ 11/19/18) COMPLETED! A normal high schooler transmigrated into another world, with her average IQ and low EQ, she was more or less useless to become someone powerful. Only trying to live a peaceful and safe life, but with bad luck running in her blood, things would get more dramatic than she had thought. An adorable boy suddenly came back in her life after eight years as a cold and powerful man, but just being with her, he would turn back to the adorable side of his. Joining the mysterious treasure hunt, with her bad luck, she no longer had a peaceful and safe life. - "Promise to never leave me." "I promise." - "Why did you leave me?" "I'm sorry." - "You aren't allowed to leave again." "...." "I don't want you to leave me." - WARNING! May contain grotesque and mature content.
Being a second wife is rather like learning to perfect a set of aerial maneuvers. There are seriously complicated stunts involved: trapezing around the first wife, learning when to appear and disappear at exactly the right moments, tolerating your mother in law, enduring the concubines, and getting the husband in your bed. No one expects to be a second wife. No one does. (completed)
On secret assignment from President Grant, Nicole Bastian is tasked with investigating a string of train robberies in which government money was stolen. The stakes are high and she is utterly devastated when she uncovers information that indicates the man of her dreams, Ashton Lee, one of the wealthy owners of Conrail is the number one suspect. Desperate to remain cool and impartial, Nicole strives to keep her suspicions quiet until she learns what Ashton is keeping from her. At the same time, she's determined to keep her own secrets from Ashton, hoping he never finds out. Ashton Lee is immediately attracted to the woman he'd met at the masked ball. Unfortunately, there's something not right about her, and he can't put his finger on why he thinks this way. She's mysterious, beautiful, but very secretive. Dare he allow her to soften his heart? And more importantly, will she understand why he keeps secrets from her?