The earth shook and the sky burned; a blazing, tumbling ball of glassy rock-carved a white-hot scar through the night sky. Below, superpowers were scattered throughout the world. Not in humans, but in cats. Meanwhile, Jake finds that he can talk to cats and share their superpower. "Stupid Jake, you can't stop me from playing HearthStone anymore! I can time stop now! Meow!" "Stupid Bacon, we share the superpower, and I will stop giving you the allowance!"
Saonna Rojas, isang working student sa kilalang private school. Nakasentro sa buhay niya ang salitang kinabukasan at tanging hangad lang ay ang makapagtapos. But that dream suddenly crash in just one snap nang dumating ang hearthrob na matagal na palang obsessed sa kanya, si Ervien Harvoc. Ervien is so mysterious, silent type college boy. Walang nakakakilala dito maraming curious but not Saonna wala siyang pakialam dito pero hindi niya aakalaing siya pa mismo ang makakatuklas sa itinatago ng lalake. His hidden madness and obsession over her.
Leo Collins is a money-laundering specialist, a Real Estate expert, and a Wall Street genius. He is wealthy and has connections to all of the local gangs. Things go south though, when he is arrested and released after only nine months; when his partners begin to suspect that he bargained for a lighter sentence by agreeing to roll over on them. In order to keep Leo quiet, a hit is put on his head, and, when three assassins barge into his hotel room, he has no chance. When push comes to shove though, rather than giving the assassins the satisfaction of taking his life, Leo leaps to his death through an open window. The minute Leo hits the ground, he blinks, and he finds himself back in 2002. He is 17 years old again, and he quickly realizes what a gift he has been given. He can take everything that he learned in his last life and make better use of those teachings. He can right wrongs. And he can get revenge on those that did him wrong.
In 1998, Murdoch’s acquisition of Manchester United would have been finished soon. A group of young and fanatic fans betrayed the club, and they established a new club to replace the Manchester United, which had been rotted by capital and acquired by another huge company. They changed the team's training ground to Newton Heath's stadium where Manchester United had been fighting for. They dyed their shirts with green and gold lines, and they thought they were the direct inheritors of Rebels. They called themselves “Undefeated Rebels”! Because they loved the Manchester United’s so much, they chose to betray it!
Á Deux is is a short, 100-page modern literary attempt at the Myth of Job in the form of a dialogue that explores some contemporary scientific, philosophical, and spiritual ideas in search for comprehending the creation of the Universe as well as current state of civilization. It also includes personal story and a new rendering of the last two days of Christ from His human nature perspective. The dialogue wraps up with the Crown of Sonnets.
Katherine Garnet is a writer who has never cared much about much, making it awfully difficult to create new content. Despite the fact she has the “edge” of being trans (according to her cis male editor) she is not looking to capitalize on her own personal story. Garnet tries to sneak a peek at her rival, August Prather’s, latest fantasy manuscript about a quest for the elixir of life. While reading, Garnet gets accidently dragged into a bizarre cross-country road trip that may or may not have a purpose and begins to see parallels in the story of the manuscript and the reality of their journey. Along the way, they encounter a parade of equally troubled individuals, including ghost-hunting priests,a robot magician, a discarded piece of furniture, a runaway teenager, and a Japanese rock star. As Garnet confronts her past, she begins to understand why someone might want to live forever.
There are two things about herself that Izzy has always known with absolute certainty: One, that she was adopted and two, that she has an affinity for the sea. For from her earliest memories on, the ocean has always called out to Izzy. But her adoptive parents thwart her attempts to get closer to the sea at every turn.
When Izzy turns eighteen, she goes in search of her past and her birth family. It's a quest that will take her to the boardwalk of Ocean City, New Jersey, and to a mysterious fur coat that might hold all the answers to Izzy's questions.
This is a fantasy novelette of 8300 words or approximately 27 print pages.
Warning: There are a few rude words in this story, because teenagers sometimes swear.
It's Halloween 1970, and Erin Lewis can't draw anything scary enough to win the window painting contest at Glosser Bros. Department Store in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 16-year-old has other things on her mind, like holding a séance at Glosser's to contact her brother, who died a year ago in Vietnam. Will he keep his promise and make contact from the other side? Or will Erin receive an equally shocking message from closer to home? Either way, it will be a Halloween she'll never forget. Neither will the crowd at the annual Glosser Bros. Halloween Parade when she turns one of the floats into her own personal horror show. Don't miss this trip back in time to the glory days of the Glosser Bros. Department Store by Robert Jeschonek, award-winning author of LONG LIVE GLOSSER’S, CHRISTMAS AT GLOSSER’S, EASTER AT GLOSSER'S, and PENN TRAFFIC FOREVER. It's a blast from Halloween past, complete with window painting, the Shaffer twins, and a parade down Main Street...a spooky, nostalgic story for the whole family.
Bertha and Alfred, married for twenty years, enjoy all a truly science fictional life in the twenty-first century. But in spite of all the technological marvels surrounding them, an argument at the breakfast table about egg boiling times escalates and threatens to end their marriage.
This parodistic piece is a mundane short story of 3500 words, written in the style of science fiction's "golden age" of the 1940s and 1950s.
Who wants chips and dip when they can have Dickens and Twain?
To the residents of the sleepy town of Bradley, North Carolina, hardworking Jill Caulfield seemed beyond reproach. She volunteered at the women’s shelter, worked at the church preschool, cleaned houses for extra money, and actually enjoyed yard work. And she was nothing less than a saint to cheerfully put up with her unemployed, skirt-chasing, boozer of a husband.
When intrepid octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover caught Jill, her new housekeeper, peering into her medicine cabinet, she should have been upset. But discovering that Jill wasn’t such a squeaky-clean goody-goody made her vastly more interesting in Myrtle’s eyes.
Myrtle would have happily continued figuring out what made Jill Caulfield tick. If Jill hadn’t foolishly gone and gotten herself murdered, that is.
Twelve princesses. One wounded soldier. A mystery that must be solved.
Once upon a time...
Princess Bianca is sent with her sisters to the summer palace, a place no maiden has ever returned from. While her sisters seem perfectly happy, she has only one desire: escape.
Vasco, a wounded soldier on his way home from war, stumbles across the summer palace and sets out to solve the mystery no man has managed to yet. If only they let him live long enough...
Can the fair maiden and the wounded soldier uncover the sinister secret before it's too late?
Forty-eight years before women were granted the right to vote, one woman dared to run for President of the United States, yet her name has been virtually written out of the history books.
Rising from the shame of an abusive childhood, Victoria Woodhull, the daughter of a con-man and a religious zealot, vows to follow her destiny, one the spirits say will lead her out of poverty to “become ruler of her people.”
But the road to glory is far from easy. A nightmarish marriage teaches Victoria that women are stronger and deserve far more credit than society gives. Eschewing the conventions of her day, she strikes out on her own to improve herself and the lot of American women.
Over the next several years, she sets into motion plans that shatter the old boys club of Wall Street and defile even the sanctity of the halls of Congress. But it’s not just her ambition that threatens men of wealth and privilege; when she announces her candidacy for President in the 1872 election, they realize she may well usurp the power they’ve so long fought to protect.
Those who support her laud “Notorious Victoria” as a gifted spiritualist medium and healer, a talented financial mind, a fresh voice in the suffrage movement, and the radical idealist needed to move the nation forward. But those who dislike her see a dangerous force who is too willing to speak out when women are expected to be quiet. Ultimately, “Mrs. Satan’s” radical views on women’s rights, equality of the sexes, free love and the role of politics in private affairs collide with her tumultuous personal life to endanger all she has built and change how she is viewed by future generations.
This is the story of one woman who was ahead of her time – a woman who would make waves even in the 21st century – but who dared to speak out and challenge the conventions of post-Civil War America, setting a precedent that is still followed by female politicians today.
Three went out in search of the Sound—Seeker, Teller, and Winder (though they weren't called that then). Only Teller returned, living long enough, just, to tell the Tale.
What does it take to solve a murder in a supermarket parking lot? A mischievous husky dog, an entrepreneurial high school student, and a little lasagna lady with a whole lotta heart!
When Luella Genova witnesses a hit-and-run in the parking lot of the MarketFresh superstore, it isn’t her first brush with murder. It is, however, the first time she’s witnessed the death of a teen.
Grace Tangoco was a determined young woman working three jobs to pay for university. Her classmates and coworkers loved her, and yet nobody knew her all that well. Nobody but her secret boyfriend, who mysteriously disappeared after the hit-and-run.
Who could have killed such a kind and hard-working young girl? The police are investigating, sure, but this case can only be cracked by Luella the Lasagna Lady and her business partner Chandelle “Garlic Bread Girl” Jervais. After all, they’re the only two people who know about the teenager’s haunting last words.
Book Two in the Lasagna Lady Mysteries series.
Julieta’s wedding day is only a week away, but while she and her parents are spending time with her in-laws-to-be, someone destroys her beautiful bridal gown! Who could do such a thing? It’s up to Elise Golden, the small-town psychic, to find out. Julieta’s got her own theory that a demonic force that once possessed her has come back to claim her as his own, but Elise is pretty sure the culprit is one of the courtyard residents.
Can Elise figure out who ruined Julieta’s handmade wedding dress before the big day arrives?
I Spy a Wedding Dress Mess is the fourth book in The Courtyard Clairvoyant Mysteries, a small-town paranormal cozy mystery series featuring a great cast of LGBTQIA characters!
A little mermaid. A prince to save. Only silence can break the spell.
Once upon a time...
The mermaid Margareta saved Prince Erik from a shipwreck. Wanting to see the prince again, Margareta strikes a bargain with the Master of Beacon Isle. If she saves his sons from a terrible curse, he will reunite her with Prince Erik. All she has to do is stay silent until the curse is broken.
Silence is a virtue...until Prince Erik arrives early, searching for the mermaid who saved his life.
Can two hearts speak louder than words?
A widow in a mansion. Dark secrets. And poison, deadly poison.
After amateur detective Molly Sutton stumbles on a dead body, she wastes no time before eavesdropping and elbowing her way into conversations all over the French village of Castillac. But when Chief Dufort is about to clap handcuffs on the wrong man, she’s got to do more than chat to save him. Will she have the stuff—and the skill—to pull it off?
The Luckiest Woman Ever is the second book in the Molly Sutton Mystery series. (Though you learn more about Molly and her friends reading the books in order, the mysteries are standalone.) If expertly woven cozy mysteries, characters with depth, and detectives with a taste for French food are your thing, Nell Goddin's tales of murder will be right up your alley.
Come follow the twists and turns of the case along with Molly--get your copy of The Luckiest Woman Ever today!
When supermarket employee Nelson Grant is found bludgeoned to death next to a half empty crate of bananas, the case seems a complete mystery. For Nelson Grant was well liked by his colleagues, so who could possibly want him dead?
But then Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd and her team discover that the crate contained more than just bananas and the case suddenly acquires a whole new dimension.
This is a mystery novelette of 12300 words or approximately 45 print pages.
Where do superstars go when they die? A special Heaven, of course, where the music and parties go on forever. But when Stag the movie star gets there, he soon discovers that all is not as it seems. Hidden horrors lurk around every corner, and every angel has a devil inside. Worst of all, a deadly menace brews in Heaven's heart, a force of pure evil about to turn both Heaven and Earth into full-on, blistering hells. When Stag learns the truth, he teams up with the greatest dead rock stars, rappers, and movie stars to take on the danger rocketing toward them...but do they stand a chance of stopping it? Angels and devils clash in an apocalyptic struggle that shakes the foundations of reality. Shocking secrets and mysteries collide, casting aside all the lies in a final conflict that could tear down Heaven and Earth...or forge a dazzling, surprising destiny in the hands of Stag and his band of superstar rebels. Don't miss this exciting novel by award-winning storyteller Robert Jeschonek, a master of hard-hitting science fiction and fantasy that really packs a punch.
3 Cozy Mysteries in 1!
Forensic accountant Katerina Carter finds trouble wherever she goes, even on vacation. The first three cozy mysteries include wine, roses and a deadly romantic Christmas in the mountains!
Red Handed – a short story
When forensic accountant and fraud investigator Katerina Carter and journalist boyfriend Jace Burton accept an impromptu party invitation, crime is the last thing on their minds. Then a winning wine investment leaves a sour taste in Kat’s mouth and she unravels the clues to a million-dollar wine fraud, all before dinner!
Blue Moon – a novelette
Kat and boyfriend Jace’s plans for a fancy dinner go awry when she discovers that her elderly neighbor Fiona has taken an ex-con into her home as a boarder. Fiona’s volunteer gardening program at the local prison has changed lives, but extending her generosity further just might put her own life in jeopardy.
Kat’s suspicion deepens when she learns of a recent life insurance policy. And accidental death pays double.
Greenwash – a novel
Forensic accountant Katerina Carter and boyfriend Jace Burton embark on a weekend getaway at a luxury mountaintop lodge just before Christmas. While he writes the biography of a billionaire environmentalist, she explores the snowy wilderness.
Then two local protestors die under mysterious circumstances, and Kat and Jace race against time to save themselves from an even deadlier disaster.
Also included: A bonus excerpt from Game Theory, A Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller!
If you like cozy mysteries like Jana DeLeon, Joanne Fluke and Leighann Dobbs, you'll love Colleen Cross's unique mystery stories. Think Agatha Christie meets Janet Evanovich!