Book Ideas

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

Every week SOOP is giving away treasure—free books! Each vote for a Book Idea or Short Story Idea will automatically enter you into a weekly drawing. What is a vote? It’s just your name and email address in support of an author’s idea for a new story. A vote does not obligate you to eventually buy a book. Instead, it’s a simple indication that you find the idea appealing and would like to hear more about it down the road via email.

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‘A Dream Inside Of a Dream’ By Kaylee Sullivan, , Dreams are more than a dream, they are the life that you manifest to live, all it takes is just a little bit of inspiration and a push of courage.

May 13, 2021Vote
‘Straight outa money…..by-Lil-Gary ‘ By Lil Gary Phillips, , I'm 44 from East Texas. I been a electrician for 22 years now. I am a Single father of 3 and their all grown up now. So I have time to write about things I been through. Now then I write Poemsic's ( Poems+music) it's music that can only be read and a beat that only your mind can play.... At least that's how I feel when I read them anyway. So I guess that's makes me the world's greatest poemsic writer! Wow! How lucky you are to meet a living legend! But hey y'all I'm just a normal guy and the pleasure is all mine as well as yours. Hell let's just say we both got pleasured and I hope you enjoy my poemsic's!!!!!

May 6, 2021Vote
‘Of Flames and Thorns ‘ By R.B. Ellis, War looms and with it shadows rise. Destiny always picks its chosen one. Garrett was just its next victim. After a plague ravages his home, he is taken in by a young girl and her father, Lord Drathus Firehart. Of course, as a child of destiny, Garrett soon finds out he is the Goddess's chosen. The Druid. It is up to him to save the world from the coming darkness. Is it truly that simple though? With elves at the center of the malice in Faerungarth, it seems impossible to unravel the riddles and bring light onto the shadows. What truths will be revealed? What is destiny's plan for Garrett and who is the one pulling the strings?

May 4, 2021Vote
‘The August Things’ By Alexander Gerolimatos, Lucas is a teenager who is a member of a tiny wodded farmtown just outside of Allentown Pennsylvania. You may not know this area, and that is by design. You see, in this town, things happen that cannot be explained by mans actions or sciences deductions. Recently for example, 33 people have been visciously murdered beyond recognition. The papers say it is the work of a serial killer, but the folks of Brodheadsville know otherwise. This is the work of The August Things. And although nobody knows why or how they are there, everyone recognizes their presence. What are these beasts? Is anyone responsible for this? Lucas, fueled by small town boredom, stumbles upon the first breadcrumb of the trail to truth. But, where their are lies may there also be conspirators who seek to protect their lies from those who wish to find the truth.

May 2, 2021Vote
‘Ashes Burning’ By Liss Suarez, , Ashes is a 21yr old psychic witch. She has always been able to predict future events and sometimes even speak to the dead. However after a car accident leaves her with a mild concussion, she is unable to predict the future events about to happen. Like her own kidnapping. Will Ashes be found on time?

May 1, 2021Vote
‘… something about Kate’ By WR Blocher, , Jake is a damaged soul. He blames himself for the death of his fiancee in an accident when they were broadsided by a drunk driver. He finds refuge in drinking to avoid the nightmares he can't escape. In a student bar one night, he rescues a drunk woman from a guy who Jake fears will sexually assault her. From there, he and the woman, who is a brilliant scientist but damaged emotionally by an overbearing sexist father who sees no value in woman outside the home, and a subservient mother, begin a journey of healing together.

April 29, 2021Vote
‘Poemsic’s ‘ By Lil Gary Phillips, I write Poemsic's. Poem + music . Music that can only be read .

April 27, 2021Vote
‘… something about Kate’ By W.R. Blocher, , Jacob is a damaged man. He was driving to his college campus with his girlfriend when they broadsided by a drunk driver, injuring him but killing Samantha. The accident leaves him riddled with guilt. He turns to drinking to keep the nightmares away. Then one night he is in a student bar when he runs into a drunk woman, who latches onto him. That is something he is not ready for. But after he disentangles himself from her, he sees a guy trying to get her out the bar doors. Fearing what might happen to her, he intervenes. That starts a relationship between two damaged people. Kate, while a brilliant student, has been belittled all her life by a domineering father who sees no value in women outside the home and a mother who provides no support. Together, they start to heal each other.

April 26, 2021Vote
‘Sport An Original Dog Story’ By Nimborock DavidA dog who had me; or, a dog I had, nearly struck by a car. Several weeks later, I had a dream about the dog escaping his kennel and hooking up with a Native American on a horse.

April 24, 2021Vote
‘Embracing the Uncertainties – Sketching Latin America ‘ By Alison Hui, , Life is always a long journey full of uncertainties. Some people prefer choosing a safe route to move on, while some prefer having adventures from time to time. Author Alison Hui is the later one, she works as an office lady from time to time, during the gap period of each jobs, she would take a break to have a solo trip with her sketchbook. She believes stepping out of comfort zone is a way to maximize the degree of personal development. To train yourself as a stronger person is to embrace the uncertainties through lots of problem solving, and each encounter with strangers is like reading a new book. She uses colour and lines to record the screenery and people from her journey, and words to record stories. In this book,she would like to share the fruitful experience and learning inspired her life during her 3 months solo trip in Latin America. The first part is the stories of interaction and observation with various cities, the second part are 10 stories of people representing 9 possible ways of living among the hundreds possible ways of living. The book has been published in Chinese and inspires readers in Hong Kong and Taiwan, the author would like to share the encouragement to the English readers, especially during the current uncertain era.

April 19, 2021Vote
‘Memoirs of a Codependent Drug Addict ‘ By Mercy Lockwood, , A woman desperately tries to escape a horrifyingly abusive relationship that is fuelled by drug addiction, domestic abuse and her longing to feel loved... 24-year-old Taylore Tye thinks she has found her soulmate, but she soon discovers he is nothing like she thought - he is what nightmares are made of. One day the man she loves sticks a needle in her arm and slowly spins their life into a catastrophic downward spiral. Now Taylore is forced to live in terror and completely dependent on the man she once thought walked on water but now only subjects her to abuse, rape, and situations that test her will to survive. Now she must do her best to pretend everything is fine and that her life is not in jeopardy. She enrolls in college to distract herself from the reality that has become her life. She pretends things are not as bad as they seem, but deep down she is living a life so horrible you think only to find it in movies. She is pushed to the last straw and forced to face her deepest fears when one night she finds her beloved cat beaten to death in her bedroom closet, she knows Kenny is the one to blame. Taylore doesn't know where to turn, Kenny has isolated her from her friends and family, but she knows if she doesn't leave soon she will be dead.

April 18, 2021Vote
‘Tragedy at Three Hundred Fathoms’ By Tom Gaston, , “After decades their story and the truth can now be told.” Following the successful completion of extended special operation missions in both the Mediterranean and Black Sea during the period 6 May 1967 through 6 January 1968, the submarine USS (Redacted) (SSN-Hull Number Classified Secret) was reported missing. After an exhaustive search by surface ships and aircraft, the submarine was located on 24 March 1968 just south of the Azores at the base of an uncharted submerged mountain range at a depth of 300 fathoms beneath the sea. Attempts to salvage and raise the submarine by both the United States Navy and later by the Soviet Military Maritime Fleet failed. Reports of survivors aboard the stricken submarine were never confirmed. On 22 May 1968 the submarine USS (Redacted) (SSN-Hull Number Classified Secret) was removed from rolls of commissioned U.S. Navy vessels and listed as missing and declared sunk. The official details surrounding the tragic loss of the submarine and its crew were never disclosed and remained classified …until now. “A work of fiction inspired by many actual events.”

April 12, 2021Vote
‘Love beyond boundaries and religion’ By Jeshin Hussain, Allen and Alexa fell in love in a strange way at their workplace whereby Alexa had to leave her husband and kid to be with Allen. A bold decision she had to make to not kill her finally found true love. However, as Allen and Alexa and from two different culture, religion and countries, they face lot of consequences and criticism especially from Allen's family. A never ending fight for being together which was again affected by the pandemic lockdowns and travel restrictions. Now they are miles apart but boundries can't kill true love. Can they pull up their sleeve to finally be together?

April 11, 2021Vote
‘Diary of a wimpy girl’ By Heaven Kostecka, , A spin off of diary of a wimpy kid but about a teen girl who deals with 2 brothers 2 crazy parents and a crazy dog. I want to include a mental health issue yo overcome

April 10, 2021Vote
‘In Those Golden Times’ By Jerry Carrier, , This is a historical novel set in the 1953 Southern California economic explosion. Linda Lou Chambers is White, eighteen, a waitress and a college student. She lost her mother at an early age and was raised in the 1940s by her White jazz musician father and his Black girlfriend Lily, a jazz singer, who became Linda Lou’s mother figure. Linda Lou’s father and Lily were not allowed to marry because California laws at this time forbade inter-racial marriage. Linda Lou grew up in mixed race California neighborhoods and on the road with jazz musicians. Her father died when she was fourteen and because she was White, she was taken away from Lily by the courts to live with Hilda, a White aunt. Linda Lou is intelligent, open, self-assured and passionate. She is comfortable with racial diversity. Her best friend is Pepe a gay Latino. Stephen is a banker an believes he is a good guy, but like many 1950s White men, he is homophobic, misogynist and racist, but insists that he isn’t. The romance between Stephan and Linda Lou develops and then is slowly torn apart as they discover their social differences about race, and other issues at the dawning of the modern civil rights era. This is the story about 1950s White privilege as told from a unique point of view by Stephan, the antagonist.

April 6, 2021Vote
‘”Directions to Mercy Street”‘ By Edward Campagnola, , “Directions to Mercy Street” Manuscript for book proposal I would be honored if you would consider this manuscript for publication. "Directions to Mercy Street" is a follow up novel to published literary work, "Directions to the Dumpster" Novum Publishing. www.directionstothedumpster.com Non-fiction Chronicles a homeless activist writer's journey. It provides accounts of pandemic and civil unrest from a street viewpoint. We follow this advocate for the Un sheltered, as he promotes his first published work, "Directions to the Dumpster", and works for socioeconomic justice. His second book. “Directions to Mercy Street" was originally titled "Directions Home" but with no direction home, his search changes to mercy. He draws parallels of his personal situation with that of the entire human experience. He presents his journey as a microcosm for all of humanity. He feels society, like himself, has been directed to a dumpster. The same requirement exists for the human experience to persevere, they must also be merciful. The manuscript is an autobiography. A market analysis might be found in “People Power and Profits”, “The Price of Inequality”. Joseph Stiglitz. However, this book reflects the socioeconomic viewpoint from a person surviving on the street.

April 4, 2021Vote
‘The Alluring Voice Of the Woods Mansion.’ By Haroon Vaseem, , Jake, a young man moved to a mystery village known as Anglestown trying to escape from his past experience with demonic forces. Only to be allured by the voice of the neighboring Woods Mansion. The new Neighbors Eliza and children are traumatized by the voice. With little or no help from the villagers, Jake will have to travel to this past too help his new neighbors and himself. What is the Voice ? What does it want? It is up to Jake to solve the puzzleh

April 1, 2021Vote
‘Skeletons dance ‘ By Douglas R Brayton II, , A small corrupt town in the pacific northwest called Skeleton Dirtyton USA 98584. A mob of socialists disguised as a town attempt to frame someone anyone for a quadruple homicide that was slow to be solved and costing millions with no real clues in sight. Desperate investigators and careers were on the line and several years and millions of dollars later a fateful but ill fated decision was made to "get" the case solved. A scapegoat was needed and in Skeleton there were plenty of "floating bones" in the dead zone to own. And as luck would have it an eccentric and aging Native American Poet of odd quality and fantastic eccentricities so much so it would be easy to see him go, but failing to see the future this mob of sadistic Socialist agonists would naively embark on a journey emboldened by a corrupt attorney a willing deputy and an indoctrinated municipal judge paid and willing. The would be coup of killers opening a pandoras box of haunt hell and desperate unwant. The soon to be victim an Arikara Indian of a desolate land of wind sun and lost spirits. Skeleton Town in Dirtyton USA was courting a psychic manifestation in blissfull arrogant ignorance that would result in a catastrophic apocalyptic event reducing the Skeletal remnants of the shabby town to ashes and dust..

March 30, 2021Vote
‘Psychics & mediums for dummies. And why John Oliver is wrong.’ By Michael LatifThis book will focus on the science of psychics and mediums; Taking a look at what the living beings mind is comprised of and drawing on areas of science to explore and define the physic-less for the reader. While based on existing sciences, new concepts will be explored through theory and the less proven evidences of life. Providing the reader scientific fact and opinions, to further their own understanding of the unseen. Finally, proving why John Oliver is wrong, life after death exists and there are those in our world who are living in two places at once. We all make it, the good, bad, ugly and evil.

March 29, 2021Vote
‘Mandy & Mia’ By Jenni Laplow, , A single mother, Mandy, and teenage daughter, Mia, are separately fighting for attention from the men in their lives. They have a traumatic past, and Mandy’s alcoholism brings them to a place of ultimatums as a broken family.

March 25, 2021Vote
‘Mystery manor’ By Black Gold8, , This book is all about two detectives and their cases . How they solve each case and how the ending twisted into another case actually will make you stand in your toe all the time while reading it.

March 22, 2021Vote
‘Meta-psychics for dummies. John Oliver is wrong.’ By Michael Latif,

Table of contents:

1: How?

   a: KiloHertz much?

      * Low frequency/long wave - the Kilowave

         + Waves, it’s all about the waves

   b: Neurons. Got ‘em?

      * Only takes a few...

      * The four parts to the mind

         + Memory

         + Self image/identity

         + Instincts

         + Consciousness - I think therefor I am

      * Receptivity

         + What goes up, doesn’t always come down

         + What to expect when you are receptive

      * Sensory inputs of the brain

         + Interpretation of energies 

   c: Neurons. Existing without them.

      * What goes, what doesn’t

      * The mind (a.k.a. Spirit)

         + Abilities

         + Telepathy/Telekinesis?

         + Aging - I think therefor I grow

      * Perception and interpretation

2: Where?

   a: Location, location, location

      * Energy capacity

         + Denser air, not people

         + Mid-atmosphere, kind of like the middle of earth

   b: Transitioning forms (a.k.a. Ascension)

      * Physical to the physic-less

      * Size matters

         + Pico pico

3: What?

   a: John Oliver is wrong.

      * Receptivity of the Hollywood medium

         + The hot and cold

         + Being wrong was never more right

4: Why?

   a: You only live once

      * One life, one world

   b: The meta of it all

      * We all make it, we all exist

      * The good, bad, ugly and evil

      * The meaning of life

      * Cause so, this is reality

Synopsis:

This book will dive into the physics and meta-physics of what the living beings mind is compromised of. Based on both fact and historical truths, a view of meta non-fiction will begin to present itself to the reader. Using science to prove basics of meta-physics by building foundational truths to further developing the concepts of meta-science. Proving to the reader fundamentally John Oliver is wrong, life after death exists. We all make it, the good, bad, ugly and evil.

A deeper view:

Chapter one explores the definition of consciousness through existing science and studies. Touching on subjects that are considered not plausible; explored through the view based on scientific principals. The reader will be given a basic understanding, tooling, to use throughout the rest of the book.

Chapter two provides a scientific view for location of the physic-less. Based on already proven facts of atmospheric and electromagnetism sciences, this chapter will draw the conclusion for the reader where the location of the minds are. Proving to the reader that the implausible is not only plausible but actual.

Chapter three takes the gloves off. Getting to the secondary title of book. Taking a look at the Hollywood mediums of our world, exploring John Oliver’s view. Being wrong doesn’t mean the sciences can be dismissed and being right has never been proven, scientifically. The reader will be given the opportunity to understand the business aspect of the Hollywood medium.

Chapter four is based on the opinions of the author and previous chapters. Taking views from recent generations and past to explore the meta of our world while using proven sciences to further the notion of actuality of life after death: We all make it.

March 22, 2021Vote
‘Insomniac’ By Matthew Gall, , A collection of bite sized scary stories, Insomniac is a horror themed anthology with lots of different types of horror to offer; a mysterious rope crashes to Earth from outer space, science experiments gone wrong, even a few "slice of life stories" with horror themes. Originally Insomniac started as short stories I would post on Reddit, and then edit based on readers feedback, and now I am sitting at 282 pages. Most of the stories within this collection would range close to the 500 word mark, and a few of the others are much longer, more developed stories. Just based on the volume of stories in the collection, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Insomniac. To see if you'd be interested in the stories within, please search for Ninjagall15 online, some stories are posted on Reddit, some have been translated or narrated.

March 16, 2021Vote
‘Zombie Magic’ By DJ Robbins, , Andy Dawson must protect his family and friends from a zombie of a warlock, hanged during the Salem witch trials.

March 10, 2021Vote
‘A random journy through small town America’ By Sam Polk, , What is hiding in small town America and are grand stories of love, hope, lose, art, sacrifice, etc. only contained to the movies and places like New York or London? I think not and plan to outline my journey though that process of discovery. I am writing a book or random discovery that captures the lost spirit of small town America and the stories that are contained within. The travels and stories that make up the book are not preplanned and to an extent spontaneously chosen. To ensure the random and spontaneous feel I will use the follow process. The book will be made up of 8-12 chapters each detailing stories from one small community. I am targeting communities with a population of 5000-15000 residents. Each chapter will start with me flipping a coin while sitting in my car in my driveway and drive 1 mile to interstate 75 in North West Ohio. If the coin lands on heads I will drive south on 75 and if it is tails I will drive North. In my car with me I have 2 containers, one with 20 pieces of paper each with a number 1-20 written on it and one with 20 pieces of paper 10 of which say left and 10 stating right. proceeding down the interstate I will pull one piece of paper from each bucket and use them as guidance. For example, if I draw 7 and left I will go 7 miles and take the

March 9, 2021Vote
‘Blue Fire’ By Ashleigh McCaulley, , Looking into her beautiful eyes, Elijah was absolutely dumbfounded. He wasn’t the type to be so mesmerized by a complete stranger. Before he realizes it, Elijah is love struck by a woman that doesn’t even know he exists. He finds himself continually running into her as if the universe is playing a sick joke on him. Elijah is having a hard time walking the line between stalker and obsession over the woman that he loves. A woman that he cannot rightfully have. Julianna sees herself as just another girl next door even though she is a stunning woman with piercing blue eyes and a mess of curly hair. When her best friend drags her out for a fun girl’s night, Juliana meets the man of her dreams -- handsome, charming, and perfect from the start. He treats her like a princess and promises to take care of her always… but will he always be her Prince Charming? Juliana considers herself an honest person but what happens when Elijah throws a stick in the wheel of the carefully laid plans for her life? As time speeds by, both Elijah and Juliana need to figure out how to exist in this world together when their lives overlap so much. Can Elijah swallow his pride long enough to keep her in his life but only as friends? Or will his heart continue to get the best of him?

March 8, 2021Vote
‘landay echo’ By Brian Lynch, , Delaram Durrani is not a terrorist. A refugee and college graduate, she is a career do-gooder. As a child of the Pashtun tribe in Gareshk, she hid in the bushes to listen to women recite their landays by the Helmand River – early lessons of violence and hardship; songs about sex, revenge and anger. She’s been maimed by a drone strike and loses an arm. Philanthropy is no longer her concern. She enlists the help of wealthy Russians criminals, opium traders, corrupt Afghans, Pakistani bandits who traffic the old spice trade routes. Millions in foreign aid destined for Afghanistan is stolen. A plan is hatched. Then she longs for a man she met years ago, an American military officer named Dylan Corey. Several thousand miles later, aboard five yachts, they enter the Caribbean. Her love is in Miami – they plan to reunite. She plans to execute a brilliant attack and kill thousands with drones, he will be tasked to stop her. Neither knows the actions of the other. Delaram is troubled by dreams of young girls to whom she was an idol. She kills her mentor and tries to stop the attack, which is already underway. Corey and his men are alerted – they respond. The attack is ceased, but not before extensive damage is done. Corey is badly wounded and Delaram escapes, never making it to Miami.

March 8, 2021Vote
‘between crushes, flirting and broken hearts’ By Vitória Vezzaro, , Like any teenage girl, Ella has many stories to tell about her crushes; so do her friends. One day, she decides to gather them all in a book. The idea was so good that even Ella's mom and aunts end up joining the "crushes project" with their stories from the time when they were still 17-year-olds. This book came to connect generations and show that all of them- despite time- have something in common: when it comes to teenage girls, all of them end up having funny, embarrassing, or kinda sad stories about their crushes to tell.

March 7, 2021Vote
‘Your eyes can tell’ By Yhurika Chan, , In which Y/n became Yeonjun's eyes, she's always there for him to guide him and proved him that he's worth it

March 4, 2021Vote
‘Mommy, Daddy, Where Did I Come From?’ By Debby Samuel Looby, , Children all over the world become self aware at an early age, then start asking questions. This picture book supplies the answers to the parents and children alike, from an international philosophical perspective. It was written with the intent of promoting conversation between adults and their inquisitive juvenile counterparts.

March 3, 2021Vote
‘Blind Spot’ By Robert HoffmanIn this comedy/drama, based very, very loosely on my own experiences, a middle aged father of three named Doug Kaplan appears to have it all. An attractive and supportive wife, three healthy boys, and a successful career. He doesn’t shy away from his responsibilities as a father or as a son to his aging parents, and he is valued and respected at work. However, all his life he has been plagued by the accusation that he does suffer from one significant character flaw, a subtle but substantial penchant for being selfish, a flaw that he is largely oblivious to. However Doug’s entire existence will become, much to his chagrin, inextricably tied to Trudy after he accidentally runs her over with his car one beautiful summer’s day in a supermarket parking lot. Can Doug overcome his selfishness and provide the care and patience that the badly injured Trudy requires? Doug’s family, career, and sense of who he is as a person are all on the line as he tries to summon his better angels and do the right thing.

February 24, 2021Vote
‘Saving Lonesome Carsten’ By Emily Stalder Johnson, , Kacey Harlow and her best friend, Carsten Hayes, have been inseparable ever since they first met. Even though their introduction was only about a month ago, they quickly determined since they both are outcasts, they may as well be good friends. Carsten is the only one who gave Kacey the time of day. Both are bullied incessantly by their peers, but the pair remain steadfast in supporting the other always in tough times. It's not long after their friendship has flourished that Kacey realizes something is different about Carsten. The troubled 7th-grade boy acts like he has some dark secrets and they have to do with his home life. Not once is she invited over to his house; they always hang out at her place after school and on weekends, occasionally. Soon, things seem to spiral downward for Carsten. His father, a prominent and respected lawyer in their hometown, is spiteful and short with Kacey when she calls, and she begins to see why Carsten is the way he is. Timid, quiet, lost in his thoughts, and just... lost. Lost, with no one to save him. Kacey sure can't, if he won't let her in and allow her to help him. Things take a drastic turn for the worst when Carsten is hurt at home and requires surgery to repair a broken wrist. It seems it was an accident, but Kacey knows better...

February 23, 2021Vote
‘The Archivists- The Alexandria Quest’ By Angandeep Kr Chatterjee, , It’s the biggest secret kept in the United States, more hidden than the Area-51. Sameer Rawath, an Indian student of Archival Science in the US, witnesses the sudden death of his mentor in a Cafe just near the National Archives Museum in Washington. Before his death, Doctor Richard Hedley tells Sam to find a notebook, a notebook that somehow is related to Sam’s long-deceased parents. As he tries to learn more about Richard's mysterious note, he finds the museum guard Mark Brent and receptionist Eva Brown bringing him to a secret part of the National Archives. As he learns about The Archives hidden beneath the streets of Washington stretching from the National Archives to below the White House, a new world opens up before him. But as Sam, Eva, and Mark move through the next levels of solving the mysterious clues, they discover that someone else is also behind the same thing as them. Bewildered, attacked, and nearly dying multiple times, they traveled from Washington to India, from Denmark to the Himalayas to find a terrible truth hidden from the world for two centuries. A truth that was related to the deaths of Sam’s parents during his childhood. But through this adventure, Sam finds the love of his life, Eva.

February 22, 2021Vote
‘A Last Look in the Water Mirror’ By Seosamh Ó Riain, Violence which led to the tragic young death of a friend compels Diarmaid O’ Connor to look closer at the world around him. That world has just come out of the horrors of the First World War and has long accepted bloodshed and brutality as part of everyday life. Diarmaid is idealistic and wishes to take a stand against the injustices of British colonisation as he sees it. The problems from without are easier to identify and categorise. Less discernible but equally destructive are the problems from within. Idealism opens doors of great possibility but also paves the path for a very Machiavellian and ultra-conservative leadership, one that fights for physical freedom but shuns its cultural and intellectual counterparts. They want a rebellion, but Diarmaid covets societal renaissance and a cultural reawakening that goes beyond a mere rebellion. A Last Look in the Water Mirror is a novel exploring consequences and how idealism born out of persecution can degenerate into disillusionment and death.

February 18, 2021Vote
‘Two Down’ By Joy Christopher, "What if your fifteen minutes of fame. Started right now? ...GO!" Last night at 11pm EST, the name Jerome Salinger began trending number one on social media. Less than an hour before, no one had ever even heard of him. The unknown musician was pulled up on stage at the National Music Awards by one of the biggest rock stars on the planet, Adrian Molina, from the band Average Jo. Adrian was supposed to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to a legendary singer of yester-year but went rogue on syndicated air and delivered the introduction by proxy. In an in-depth interview, following the show, Adrian tells the tragic story of his friend Jerome and exposes how disruption, in the right situation, can blossom into a monumental moment of inspiration. Last night will, perhaps, be forever remembered as one of the greatest moments in rock history and THIS is the story behind that moment. Two Down is a 55,000-word commercial fiction that will appeal to fans of Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. But more than that, it is a story for those who continue to dream of the life they might have had, if only….

February 16, 2021Vote
‘Anglo: The Goddess’s revenge’ By Prudence Sibanda, , A young girl is unexpectedly thrown out of her family home, by people who have bought the house without her knowledge. She finds herself out in the street in the middle of the night, but soon gets help from a stranger. Her offers her a place to sleep for the night, and because she doesn't have anywhere else to go, she agrees. She gets to the boy's place and as soon as she walks into the gate she faints. When she regains consciousness, she hears a female voice saying, "she's indeed the chosen one." As the days pass, she finds that the boy's mother wants her to get impregnated by the boy. She doesn't want to, but finds herself attracted to the boy in ways that even she doesn't understand. She tries to run away from the family, but finds herself forced back together with the boy without a choice, but to make the baby as the safety of her loved ones seems to depend on it.

February 9, 2021Vote
‘Parenting Grandchildren in a Time of Meth, Opioids and Jail’ By Mary Madison, , Hitting right in the gut of parents whose grown children chose drugs over their own children, leaving grandparents to pick up the debris of a broken home and try to heal wounds of children who have seen too much. Walking the delicate balance of being a grandparent and a parent at the same time, especially explaining it to other grandchildren.

February 8, 2021Vote
‘FAR’ By Rahmad Riza, , Kisah nyata seorang remaja yang bernama Riza, melewati perjalanan hidup yang dibiarkan mengalir begitu saja, melewati manis pahitnya hidup, bertemu dengan seseorang yang membantu dalam perubahan hidup. Meninggalkan, ditinggalkan, dan dibiarkan mengalir jauh saja. Sengaja cerita ini gaada deskripsinya biar kalian baca sendiri, biar kalian gak malas sepertiku. Kalo saran dariku, mending baca Al-Qur'an. Judul bahasa Inggris, teks bahasa Indonesia, dialog bahasa Jawa wkwk. memang gajelas, tapi terkadang yang tidak jelas itu membuat penasaran, contohnya alien. Sebenarnya aku tidak ada niat untuk membuat kalian penasaran, atau menarik perhatian, aku juga menyarankan kalian untuk baca Al-Qur'an saja. Aku hanya menulis tentang apa yang pernah aku alami, tentang sudut pandang dariku sendiri, tentang hidup yang sampai saat ini aku jalani. Cerita yang tidak pernah aku sesali, baik buruk aku lewati, bertemu dengan orang-orang yang berarti dalam hidupku ini. Aku menulis untuk kenangan diri sendiri, aku senang, aku bangga dengan diri sendiri bisa melewati semua ini. Let it flow.

February 7, 2021Vote
‘The Grey Sun Between’ By Nedu Kels, , ‘ The gods are not to be blamed‘ The nightmares are their worries cuddled within their deepest mind . ‘ He who wants equity comes with a clean hand ‘ Deceit and betrayal amongst mortals for selfish interest dented their hands as they lost the sacred staff for decades . ‘ What you sow , you shall reap The evil committed by the king to the father was revenged by the son . Vengeance has been planted as a seed in his heart as a child The days were grayed by the dark secrets of their past kings and the silence of the gods empowered them as demigods , they have lost their conscience as mortals But when the heart of the gods was pierced with the king’s injustice , atrocities and blood guilt . The gods couldn’t hide their anger and confronted Umudioka town with a calamity that loomed . The rising chaos in the town struck with unpredicted deaths , famine , strange diseases and mysterious circumstances . The pressure to save the town surged on the prime minister who had lost every sleep in his eyes but he was never deterred when he lost his half . When the gods decided to show mercy and forgiveness , they took absolute charge to restore a lost son and a banished outcast with their destinies to bring back the town to live once again .

February 7, 2021Vote
‘Chapters of an inner life.’ By Pedro M. Serrano R., , Chapters of an inner life. Time and Space are relative ... The power and projection of an unconscious fragmented mind can become unpredictable and uncontrollable. Dare to enter and be able to differentiate if the chapters are yours or mine. Without a clear memory, but with an active subconscious. The past is unknown, the present is unclear, and the future is uncertain. Is it 5 people or is it just an illusion? Dare to enter the interior of this life.

February 6, 2021Vote
‘Moira – The Happy Mom’ By Sakshi Damele, , This book is about a working mom who juggles everyday like every other working mom and goes through a range of emotions. What's different, however, is how she gives herself the permission to be happy and the way she creates happiness for herself every now and then, amidst all the chaos. The book has been written like a situation comedy series, with different chapters as different incidents. There is a flavour of humour to keep it engaging. The incidents are relatable for every working mom. At the same time, there is something to take away from every chapter.

February 4, 2021Vote
‘The Care and Feeding of the Mustard Seed and Other Traditions of God’s Love for Us’ By Bill J, , In this workbook, we will attempt to help show the HOW TOs of the process of the 12 Steps to Spirituality. As a companion to the book How Can We Find True Love…The Twelve Steps to Spirituality, we will set out questions and scriptural passages that will help us get the fullest meaning of the process and guide our journey based upon the best of guides, the Lord Jesus Christ.

January 31, 2021Vote
‘How Can We Find True Love… The Twelve Steps to Spirituality’ By William Joyce, , How Can We Find True Love… The Twelve Steps to Spirituality is a witness to the path of the 12 Steps to Recovery on a spiritual level for Christians. Many will find both joy and peace in these words, accepting the program’s gifts with open hearts and minds, reflecting on their own spiritual growth with their "Higher Power." It is in our relationship with Christ that we find wholeness and a sense of peace.

January 31, 2021Vote
‘Freddie Spaghetti’ By Gwen Leigh, , Freddie Spaghetti is a whimsical children’s book about a fun loving cat who loves to eat and cook

January 31, 2021Vote
‘LOLA’ By E. M. Otten, , A futuristic dystopian novel that follows twenty-five-year-old Lola Quinn as she follows a trail of clues left by her father, who has been reported missing and is the leading suspect in a local murder case. Along her journey, accompanied by her teenage brother as well as a Peace Officer named Jess Kilgariff, Lola will discover many secrets about her father, her family, her past, and her future. In the end, Lola realizes that her father has spent his life traveling back and forth through time, trying to stop her mother from being killed. But every time he saves Lola's mother, someone else is hurt. Lola has her own chance to travel through time and give one last attempt at saving her mother's life, at a cost to her own future. This book explores the question: Would you give up your future to save your past? It also explores how far we will go to save the ones we love.

January 28, 2021Vote
‘The Conman and the Maid’ By Allie Nguyen, , Reyna Callisto is the only daughter of the High King and Queen of Isolde, a kingdom in the North. Forced by her father to marry a man she can't love, Reyna wishes to run away to Theros, a southern kingdom ruled by her uncle. But Reyna has never left her castle on her own. She can’t do this alone. Rowan Zuko, a con artist from Theros, is being imprisoned in Isolde for killing two royal guards. Facing his death, Rowan wishes to escape and reunite with his family and the girl he loves. But Rowan doesn’t know his way around the castle. He can’t do this alone. What if a mysterious girl shows up at Rowan’s cell one night, claims she’s the princess’ maid and offers help? Should Rowan take the girl with him to the South in return for her helping him escape? And since WHEN did a maid know how to wield a sword?

January 28, 2021Vote
‘Mr. Salinas’s Thirteen Scary Stories ‘ By Matthew Salinas, , Part 2 in the new, ongoing Horror anthology series of Mr. Salinas's Scary Stories. This anthology wraps up where Mr. Salinas's Seven Scary Stories left off and offers a breath taking conclusion for all the characters and narratives. The seven original stories come full circle while six new stories add depth and complexity to the haunting atmosphere as terror descends once more on Nowheresville.

January 26, 2021Vote
‘LOLA’ By Gemma DobsonLola is a contemporary, crime fiction novel, which tells the story of Samantha Harlingson, a talented kickboxer who is trapped in a violent gang that belongs to a council estate, Hill Green in Liverpool. After a murder is committed by the Hill Green gang, Sam desperately wants out, but getting in is more easier than getting out. Just when Sam believes her life is set, things take a turn when a new member comes into the gang. Lola is not like the others and Sam desperately tries to keep her that way, but Tyler, Lola's boyfriend has other intentions and pulls her deeper in to their lives. After a drunken nights kiss, Sam tells Lola to stay away from her and Hill Green. She is in denial about her true feelings, but this all changes after Lola overdoses and the two realise they can no longer bury their feelings and embark on a secret and dangerous affair. Sam's boyfriend Jai, Hill Green's leader, plans to taker over the streets when he takes on work for one of England's most notorious men, Ghost and they soon learn why after a friend of the past works with Sam, both intent on destroying Jai. Everyone is hiding a secret in Hill Green. Everyone's past will come to catch up with them, including Lola's, who turns out to know more about Sam than Sam knows of herself.

January 26, 2021Vote
‘The Content Marketing Playbook’ By Usman GulmaThis playbook is designed to help marketers & entrepreneurs out there who are trying to make their businesses more relevant in the eyes of customers without sacrificing their business values. The aim of this playbook is to make you fall in love with marketing once more but this time around, from a different angle and a different perspective. Marketing has long been seen as a tool to maneuver public interest and often times it’s in these efforts that we lose ourselves and our values eventually, as we try to do all we can to please the public. This playbook aims to tackle exactly that. By rethinking marketing in such a way that adds value to our businesses and at the same time our own communities we grow even more organically, sustainably, and overall much more effectively for the long-term future and prosperity of all business. For this playbook to achieve its planned objectives our main philosophy is not just about thinking different but “thinking it big.” Our aim is never to settle for less as we try to re-establish the fact that content is truly is king.

January 24, 2021Vote
‘A Dove and A Crow ‘ By Bianca Cange, , I guess you can say she’s suffering from Stockholm syndrome. She was doing so well with moving on with her life or so she thought, but something inside her started missing him greatly. “You know what they say you never forget your first… well he definitely made sure I never forgot him.” Reneé is a college freshman ready to take on the world and have all kinds of new experiences. See the world, expand her mind and discover some boys along the way. Before she knows it, someone stumbled upon her. Is this the longing connection of temptation and lust that she always wanted or is it true that things are not always as they seem?

January 24, 2021Vote
‘Surprise’ By Jeff Watkins, , The book is a series of interconnected stories with three main characters. The stories are psychological dramas with surprising twists. Some use folk tales or Biblical references, In some of the stories I mix tragedy and humor. I've been told that some of my stories have a dream-like feel. I also have a short story about live organ donations in China. This story is a psychological drama/horror story base on an account by a Chinese doctor who was forced to participate in this type of operation.

January 21, 2021Vote
‘Memories of Today’ By Lisa Hendricks, , This book with paint a canvas of the tumultuous relationship of me and my mother and its after-effects. A canvas painted with life of violent abuse from my mother; both physical and mental; there are MANY stories from my childhood to teenage years. A canvas portraying Reckless decisions and powerful consequences. For example, me desperately trying to escape her caused me to enter into a relationship with a pedophile; which I didn't realize until 25 years later. All i thought at the time he was my Savior. A portrait that makes vivid a life that involved drugs, sex, and the repercussions from that. How I almost destroyed my marriage with drugs and affairs.A portrait that illustrates an overdose that led to me aspirating, and waking up 2 weeks later from a coma. Learning to walk again and drinking thickened water for weeks. A portrait tracing my demons that followed me into my marriage and raising my kids.And finally, a portrait of me narrating where I am now and how I conquered my past and used it to help teens overcome theirs.All these stories will be told in vignettes flashing from the past and present.

January 16, 2021Vote
‘how to say goodbye ‘ By Nessa Mokobocho, Genevieve is grieving after losing her boyfriend, Matthew, to the cruel hands of death. But amid the chaos, the truth of their relationship before Matthew's death comes to light as Genevieve is given the task of facing her mistakes and accepting the things she cannot change.

January 16, 2021Vote
‘The lie of age’ By quakecanary kauthar, Ava just clocks 18, the age she has been waiting for her entire life, the age she can finally be called an adult. With hormones and enticement running through her she drives into the world of adulthood with a high head. But what happens when it isn't what she expected and her high head is brought down by the masculine race of them still seeing her as a teenager. Vexed and pained by the fact that she has waited get entire life for this to be able to go clubbing and finally take alcohol, yet it doesn't all matter when she can't even get a boyfriend, because once her age is known, the males are running out the next door. Perplexed by Ava, when she she has friends who has had boyfriends way before they clocked 18, so why is hers any different? And like they say, desperate times call for desperate measures, as Ava decides to woman up and lie about her age, creating a false and different person than she is. But, one can not hide for too long, so let's see how that ends up in her lie of age.

January 14, 2021Vote
‘Of Fang & Fins’ By Kae Ryvera, , Marina Gibbs has spent most of her life underwater, living where a mermaid should live--at least that's what her father says. When she gets the opportunity to go on land and find out the truth about what happened to her 'supposedly dead' sister, she takes the first wave right onto shore. What she doesn't expect is to meet Eryn Verconis, a centuries-old androgynous vampire who makes Marina's heart pound and cheeks flush. She thinks she has much to gain from Eryn's knowing and thinks she might lead her closer to the truth about her sister, but what's she to do when she gets too close to the fire?

January 13, 2021Vote
‘Under His Wings’ By Emmanuel O Afolabi, Synopsis "How incredibly huge is Your unfailing warmth! Both high and low among men discover spread under the shadow of Your wings!" Psalm 36:7 Indeed God is a Rock in the drained land and a safer haven in the long periods of a whirlwind. The book supports the readership that a position of wellbeing and undaunted love is under the Shadow of the Almighty, henceforth we should resort to their never-ending lay for our security. Psalm 91:1 describes that 'He that stays in the mystery spot of the Highest will stand under the Shadow of the Almighty. This is the thing that "Under His Wings" is revealing to the fans and the individuals who may be fortunate to run over it, to stick carefully to the information concerning the psalmist to continually stand under the Shadow of His Wings. On the off chance that God be for us, who can be against God's choice? Most particularly the individuals who are under the spread wings of God which is undeniably more roomy to oblige the same number of that will run for security. This is the thing that this book is about and it is an absolute necessity to read a book.

January 11, 2021Vote
‘Dream Job?! (open for suggestions)’ By Ghislaine Regout, , Dear Sir/Madam, As a psychologist, I often work with young people who are still discovering their path in life. Two major themes during quite a few sessions, are career and education. Naturally, a lot of books have been written on this topic, however many of my clients did not feel helped or represented by the curriculum on offer. Quite a few of them are outdated, too. The main reason why I decided to write my own self-help book about career coaching though, is because the first step - figuring yourself out - is the most difficult bit, and is often neglected by other career books. My point of view as a psychologist - as opposed to the other writers of the genre, who are mostly in business - is crucial in this aspect, and sets the book apart. Most importantly though, is that the people who followed the method, actually found jobs they like, which proves the book works. I already published and sold the book as well, but I'm looking forward to talking it to the next level. The manuscript is finished, but I'm happy to make changes when needed. If you want it, I can send the draft straight away! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this. Best wishes, Ghislaine Regout MSc MBpsS

January 10, 2021Vote
‘Doctor, Heal Thyself! It Takes a Village! What’s In a Name?! I Have No Title, this part needs work…’ By Going to have one Haven’t figured it out yet, , Author has been a psychiatrist for almost 20 years, working in acute, inpatient setting. The entire time has had Bipolar II disorder and been managing it. This has allowed a unique perspective on mental illness - how we classify it (i.e. what the DSM-IV->V feels like in this patient's opinion), how we treat it on all of the different levels as providers, and how as patients we also have a responsibility for ourselves. I would cove patient secrets that I feel have helped my success in terms of staying healthier and avoiding serious mood episodes. Also, for both doctor and patient, how to have a better conversation in the support short need management time. In a different text, or in a longer version, it could go on to talk about family and community support needed, educational programs, and even how government funding and legal/penal code changes could vastly change the overall outlook of our current system. I am a little bit crazy, but i am also usually the smarter person in the room. I have been both most of my life. I have been sitting on this idea for a while, and am only talking about it now bc this website is awesomely anonymous. I have always wanted to help, never saw a way until today. If you like this, I'll share

January 9, 2021Vote
‘The Midnight Demon’ By Itumelang Lekensie, , A story of two best friends on a killing Spree to see who can out do the other one but the twist is they are married faithful men

January 7, 2021Vote
‘Kimberly ‘ By Jhon Martin putra*kimberly yang sempat kecewa karna diri nya hamil dan dia binggung harus bangga atau tidak karna justine calon suami nya seorang CEO *justine yang bahagia bisa memiliki kimberly dan selalu menikmati hubungan dengan kim

January 6, 2021Vote
‘The memories we keep ‘ By Meggie Grace, , Our story start with a normal 18 year old girl named Evelyn. Who ever since she was young kept having dreams about a mysterious dark haired man and his friends. The dreams felt real, they felt like memories.. but that’s crazy? How could any of this be real? Evelyn was just a normal 18 year old... boring with nothing exciting about her.. but after one night of running into a few impossible familiar faces could change everything for her.

January 2, 2021Vote
‘So, your mom’s a hoe?..’ By KASSY COLE, , The main character of the book is a little bear named Little Brother. He comes across a friend who has just learned that his mother is prostituting to make ends meet. Little Brother then helps his friend to over come the obstacles associated with his mothers new job choice and to hopefully find his mother a new job that keeps her clothes on. Its a comedy for the new age. It tackles real problems of today's youth and young adults.

December 27, 2020Vote
‘tips and tricks to be a pro at skywars Roblox’ By Roblox pro, , in this book theres alot of tips and tricks to be a pro at skywars

December 26, 2020Vote
‘Bootsy The Beagle Finds Her Forever Home’ By John Philip Mikhail, , Part 1 of my 'Bootsy The Big Hearted Beagle Series'. Bootsy, through a series of circumstances finds the person she’ll spend the rest of her life with in which they will encounter many adventures and life journeys; good and bad.

December 26, 2020Vote
‘Alien Ways’ By David J. Rank, ,

Alien Ways is a 99,000-word novel set in 2155 on Tierra, formerly called Earth, the hub of intergalactic organic intoxicants trade.

Forced from a career with the United Nations of Tierra’s Bureau of Alien Affairs, Darci Salazar is reduced to petty consulting jobs for drug-addled alien tourists in the Chicago Polity of the Great Lakes Amalgam LLP, a surviving political entity following a century of wars, mass migrations, plagues, famines, and redefined national borders because of rising sea levels and a warming climate.

A royal Kh Ktian, Lady T’Chk, hires Darci to find her stolen husbands. Darci accepts, seeing it as an opportunity to keep a roof over her head and postpone accepting a job with a secretive interstellar security firm she despises because of its brutal militia practices.

The search for the alien’s husbands leads Darci into Tierra’s lucrative underground sex trade, Luna’s spaceport ILSA—where she must ask her estranged father for assistance—alien embassies, interplanetary corporations, and onto the trail of a prolific serial killer secretly tied to an intergalactic conspiracy she must stop before it leads to interstellar war.

This unpublished novel was selected as a semifinalist in the 2019 Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition, finishing in the top 10 percent of entries, both published and unpublished.

December 23, 2020Vote
‘Tales From A Traveller . . . Surviving in Australia’ By Myk Green, , Mike and his friends have travelled through Asia on a wildly successful six-week break, but next comes his biggest challenge yet. What will Mike find in Australia on his working holiday visa? Will the farm work be all it's cracked up to be? Will the beaches be crystal clear? Will travelling broaden his horizons and open him up to experiences he didn't believe were possible? Will everyone be constantly having a ‘barbie’ whilst wearing budgie smugglers? There's only one way to find out as mike makes his way around Australia; coincidentally meeting various larger than life characters and experiencing situations that seem too crazy to be true.

December 20, 2020Vote
‘Heavens Assassins’ By Patrick Sacchetti, , This is a synopsis of my recently edited, crime fiction, thriller suspense, black humor seasoned fiction work titled Heavens Assassins. Several local hard working, coffee drinking, anti depressant taking, psychedelic drug taking average citizens get sick and tired of being used, abused and confused by the power brokers in society who cheat them out of wages and insurance, pollute their drinking water and make their work conditions hazardous to a fault. The power brokers do this all with contempt and disdain for them and the people they represent. They decide to do something about the injustices they see in life. They decide to eliminate the root causes of society's ills, by removing and executing those who they feel are preying on those with less money and obviously without the connections available to them. In particular, they have it in for crooked pompous politicians, business leaders who pollute society and they have a special hatred for a particular phony religious preacher who uses his congregation and the Bible to enrich himself at the expense of those less fortunate. There is plenty of action, suspense, black humor, sex and violence in this. Interesting funny characters and devious bad guys who deserve what is coming to them. They are Heavens Assassins.

December 16, 2020Vote
‘Elle ‘ By Max Kincaid, Elle a musician is diagnosed with leukemia shortly before she goes on a world tour, she avoids telling her boyfriend Andrew who is an author and her family because she would have to cancel her tour. Andrew stays back as Elle goes on tour because he has a book proposal coming up. In the middle of her tour, Elle goes home to surprise Andrew but finds that he was cheating with his best friend Sasha She battles with depression and her health deteriorates as she continues with the tour and a few weeks into the tour she is taken to the ICU after collapsing on stage.

December 15, 2020Vote
‘Her Fallen Empire: The Prophecy’ By S.A.A ♡, , Normal. No-one was more familiar with that word than Hanna. With a part-time job as a waitress at a run-down cafe and trying to complete her studies while slaving away after her neglecting parents, Hanna had begun to believe that life was just an endless droll of misery. It was too bad that normal wasn't written in Hanna's fate. Her whole world was turned upside down when a scruffy man appeared in the cafe she worked at. Not knowing who he is or where he came from, he had simply given her a message on a slip of paper and left just as quickly as he had come. That slip of paper changed everything. Tossed into Aaru- an unknown world, Hanna is forced to come to terms with who she actually is and the purpose of her very existence, unfolding the secrets of her previously unknown powers. Not without help, of course. By her side- a dark enticing God and dashing noble warrior to guide her path. Hanna must defeat the evil lurking in the ancient lands of Aaru as the prophecy had foretold. But, will the evil be too much to overcome? Or, will her newfound relationships present as an obstacle?

December 13, 2020Vote
‘The legend ‘ By T T, , When a group of friends hear a legend about a men with a axe in the woods they go on a camping trip but thing take a turn for the worst when the legacy comes to life

December 10, 2020Vote
‘The legend ‘ By T T, , When a group of friends hear a legend about a men with a axe in the woods they go on a camping trip but thing take a turn for the worst the legend comes to life

December 10, 2020Vote
‘Vampverse ‘ By Kushi B, , This is a story about Cole, a vampire on a road trip with 3 strangers. They are going to save their friend who is mistakenly being kidnapped thinking he is the runaway vampire.

December 10, 2020Vote
‘Escaping Transylvanian Vampirism To America’ By OLGA Andrei, , This is my memoirs. I take it to stride to analyze gangster states, like Romania, Mexico, and now the U.S.A. After divorcing socialism in Romania, and Living my academic life in the USA for 30 years, as an observant Historian, can affirm that I had shivers down my spine when trump took office in 2016. Living in the United States has put me in a great position of perspective. This is why I had to leave my country of origin, beautiful Transylvania behind, and my parents. And this was excruciatingly painful for us, and for my own community in Romania. I decided I keep my country, and my new adoptive country to a higher standard, and ask more accountability from current autocrats in power. Leaving the Transylvanian virgin forest had been a very painful, uprooting experience for me. Ironically Trump turned out to be a despot, a Nazi style president himself. But Trump administration officials at the WTO are blocking the commonsense waiver. The rapid development and equitable distribution of lifesaving vaccines, treatments and medical equipment is not a partis

December 10, 2020Vote
‘The Best of Ken Tingley’ By Kenneth Tingley, , This is a collection of columns written for The Post-Star in Glens Falls, NY over a 30-year period. The author was honored in eight of the past 10 years as a finalist by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Book would have up to 100 of the author’s favorite columns for his career.

December 8, 2020Vote
‘On, Immortals’ By Christopher Shipman, , Imagine for a moment if you inherited not only physical traits from the many ancestors who contributed to your DNA but also their memories, even their skills! This is precisely what Noah Batson, an ordinary, uninspired office worker discovers about himself after he is seriously injured in a bizarre traffic accident. While Noah is driving along a desolate road late one night, he loses control and crashes his car after he comes face to face with the “ghost” of his long dead grandfather, Edward Batson, a man he never met, who instructs Noah to tell Miranda, Noah’s grandmother, that Noah “sees” him. While Noah is recovering in the hospital, Miranda Batson presents Noah with a mysterious key that she is convinced Edward Batson intended for him. Soon after returning home, Noah suffers terrifying blackouts, waking only to find that he may have performed incredible, and sometimes terrible, feats using diverse skills and talents he never before possessed. Noah is certain that his salvation lies with the key, and whatever it unlocks.

November 29, 2020Vote
‘The Urban Life of Veggies by Herbert Mack’ By Herbert Mack, , Organic urban gardening pertains to growing of vegetables and herbs the natural way. This means that there are strictly no pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and poisonous fertilizers and chemicals present. The soil is rather prepared and tilled using composed manure, mulch and other organic materials. The plants are naturally grown and sprouted with the help of water, minerals derived from compost and sun. The rapid growth of the local agriculture movement highlights a need to deepen connections with the food we eat. The coronavirus lockdowns are pushing more city dwellers to grow fruit and vegetables in their homes, providing a lasting boost to urban farming. From providing fresh food for your home and community to regenerating unused spaces and containers, fresh food is at your fingertips. Access to fresh food options can have a profound effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, which can transform communities.

November 27, 2020Vote
‘Born to Wear the Rags of War’ By Tom Sheehan, , It all comes from this, this parchment seeking a pen in the midst of the horror, the explosion, the flames noting heroes, the dynamics of men all sizes, all brands, the warrior breeds, and the sudden hours of calm taking over your soul, letting the helping hand survive to write of what is often missing at the dread moment.

November 26, 2020Vote
‘at least we’ll always have spring’ By Taylor Balfour, Rachel was my younger sister, my best friend, my travel partner, and my confidant. When she died suddenly at 18 from a fentanyl overdose, my world fell apart. Rachel passed away on Feb. 2nd and wasn't found until Feb. 5th. Everything about her death is haunting. February has always been my least favourite month, but now I've come to truly dread it. I hate winter, but in 2019 the cold and isolation I felt didn't stop at the melting of the snow. In learning to how to heal and move forward, counsellors recommended I begin writing letters to her. In speaking vulnerably and honestly, I could escape my year-long winter and fight for the rebirth of spring. at least we'll always have spring is the collection of letters. This book will also contain photography, poems, art, and prose. These pieces are very raw, and discuss grief, mental health, drug addiction, and abuse. Divided into sections of the seasons, this novel details my progression through the lowest period of my life toward healing and regrowth. This book documents my journey to spring.

November 24, 2020Vote
‘JUNGLE’ By Alan Berkshire, , JUNGLE The black dust fell for over a week engulfing Wellingham, a small London suburb. Buckingham Avenue was cut off. Communications non-existent. Then came the storms, for two days torrential rain fell washing away the black dust. They thought it was just freak weather. Adam Blake, a seasoned survivalist expert finds himself the reluctant leader of the streets residents. Food is scarce, no emergency services, they are on their own. Then came the vines, blue/black, sickly purple, voraciously growing anywhere there was earth, sentient, armed with lethal venomous thorns. Martial law is invoked. Ignoring the evacuation orders Adam goes in search of a lost friend. He is attacked by a mob of creatures in Denford Park, Creeps. In a delirium he awakes in The Block, once a residential home now a fortress in the center of a hostile city. Realizing the vines will overwhelm them Adam decides the survivors need to relocate. Meeting with an army patrol Adam learns of an insane plan, Operation Inferno, its remit, to firebomb the city, eradicating the vines. Horrified Adam realizes time had run out, so have his choices.

November 23, 2020Vote
‘The Art of Co-Creating a Mindful World’ By Isabelle-Anne Belanger, The world seems to be running after its tail, going over and over into loops of chaos and fear, despite the human suffering it has caused repeatedly, for centuries. Humans can’t seem to learn from the lessons of history repeating itself. The world has arrived at a crossroads. As more darkness is being brought to the light, an opportunity for deep and collective healing is possible, as many are awakening to a higher level of consciousness. In order to move forward as a species, we must learn first and foremost, to cooperate by focusing on what unites us, rather than what divides us. The systems that shape our world have reached their lifespan and don’t serve us anymore. From the way we educate ourselves to the way we heal, I believe that it’s time to create better systems that can benefit us all, thanks to mindful decision-making and compassionate innovation. It is time for the leaders of today to embody the spiritual values that we have excluded so far from the systems that shape our world, so that we can start creating a better future, for the benefit of all humans. The choice is ours to make!

November 22, 2020Vote
‘strom’ By ERGÜL YILMAZ, STORM STORM Painting drawings: Xanim ALISOVA Cover design: Ergül YILMAZ ERGÜL YILMAZ A remote farm is a charming Thai lives du . K Osh to jump like so many other sometimes much go away , days later, but he returns. One day he followed a few butterflies. He ran around the fields like jubilant children . Fresh herbs seven , he smells the flowers. She loves to be free, du , farm source of joy I have Mustku . Hope , they went to wander in the wilderness with the storm. Hope; He was a fragile, withdrawn, shy and lonely boy. Yi competence is he going to class . B had virtually every industry, but it was still his friend was alone. Because Umut loved animals very much, he had seen a few friends treat animals badly, there were some who hit them with a stick, and the one who tied them to the tree with a rope, Umut did not talk to them much outside of school because they treated animals like this. Umut loved animals very much. So F IRT to ' t be loved. The mut , fırtına'yl a very good anlaşıyord u. The current was someone else who was withdrawn , shy, fragile and lonely. It was Umut's source o

November 18, 2020Vote
‘The pauper’s girl’ By Amina Oladejo, , Raven stone, dubbed most beautiful girl in West hill by the townfolk, is a girl who treasures silence but craves attention, detached from the world but harbours a sincere kindness in her heart. When poor, innocent looking Hayden Keating comes walking through the doors of her class for the first time, something stirs in Raven. For some reason, she sees beyond his rumpled clothes and worn out shoes, and what she finds there leaves her helplessly overwhelmed. Hayden knows from the first time he sees the raven haired, emerald-eyed girl that she's way out of his league. However, he just can't convince his eyes to stray away from her, his heart to stop seeking hers and his mind to stop replaying every little detail about her. An unusual pair, brought together by the irresistible need to exchange words, to share thoughts, to hold, to discover, to possess, to love. For their love wasn't one written in the texts, analysed and scrutinised for the world to see. It was more sacred, a secret shared between trembling hearts that sought solace in one another. It was overcoming the fear of loosing themselves, their identities in one another, the lingering touches, the smiles that couldn't be hidden, and the feeling of finding home.

November 18, 2020Vote
‘Elenore ‘ By Safy Bello, A demon is an evil spirit, a false God that is most poweful, A demon that has been captured and hidden in a away to save the mankind from being destroyed. Demons don't take soul, you have to give to them and will Elenore give her soul to the demon...

November 12, 2020Vote
‘The Energy of Cancer – Unlocking Cancer’s Emotional Code’ By Desiree Brazelton, What happens in our emotional and mental selves manifests in our physical body. We can see this in simple examples such as bouts of anger that leave us shaking and warm. Anxiety can arrive as a tightness in the chest or slight palpitations. But what happens when the emotion is not acute but chronic and life long? It manifests itself within our cells as chronic disease. I have found that in my work with patients over the past twelve years, cancer patients have some very specific emotional hurts and behavioral patterns. I believe that if these patterns are addressed before the physical cells begin to change, cancer can be averted. Some of these patterns mimic what’s actually happening within the physical cell and some don’t have such a distinct link but most of the people that I’ve encountered who have a cancer diagnosis, identify with these patterns of behavior, these ways of being. Let me be crystal clear that if these patterns or feelings describe you and you have had a cancer diagnosis, you are not to blame. I am not suggesting that because of the way you are or who you are, that you got cancer. As a cancer survivor myself, I know that there is nothing worthwhile about placing blame on the patient for their own disease. I am suggesting, however, that there are ways

November 11, 2020Vote
‘Claire’ By Alya Khomenok, , Claire is a blind girl. She grows up in a family where no one seems to notice her disability. Claire realizes that she is different from other children, but doesn’t consider this difference as negative. Besides, her parents and her teacher are doing everything they can to make Claire feel herself an ordinary child.

November 11, 2020Vote
‘Besos bajo la luna ‘ By Jade F. C. J, , Besos bajo la luna es la historia de una chica que mientras lucha con problemas de ansiedad, inseguridades y miedos, encuentra el amor. Sin embargo, las cosas que pasan: celos, desconfianza, mentiras y ex amores pondrán prueba el aguante de ambos. ¿Qué estarías dispuesto a soportar por amor?

November 9, 2020Vote
‘SIN’ By K. Tantsi, Sin Savage is a monster. As the leader of the most feared mafia in America,the New York Familia,he has earned that title.Nobody goes against the monster amongst men.Slayer of those who dare oppose him.As his name suggests,he is a walking sin. Penelope Von Chur is blind to all that is wrong in the world. Having been homeschooled her entire life and not been allowed to go out with her home because of her overprotective father,she knows nothing about the dangers that lie outside her doorstep.Her naïvety and innocence are both an endearment and endangerment. A Saint and a Sinner meet in an explosion of feelings that will either bring light to their world or burn them to ashes.

November 9, 2020Vote
‘There is No Journey’s End’ By Gary Hogenson, “There is No Journey’s End,” chronicles vignettes from the author’s temporal existence that guided him on a quest for life’s greater meaning. Gary’s story is told in four tranches. Each unravels a segment of his life he feels shaped and polished his character and led him on a pathway of uncovering his true reality. They are stories of adventure, heartbreak, danger, growth, reflection and sometimes foolishness. Collectively, they are about his spiritual transformation. In a sense, they are everyone’s story. Most don’t become “rich and famous,” we live ordinary lives, but each of us has our own unique story, and it’s the author’s hope that the reader can find his or her own story in these words.  Join Gary’s pilgrimage to the land of Oz, arriving in California in the turbulent sixties to take his first steps toward adulthood,.  Become his vicarious companion, when he takes his first footsteps across the border into Mexico in 1968.  Travel with him on his dream job, over Latin America’s mountains, valleys, deserts, and jungles in pursuit of a sale.  Return to Israel, the place his daughters call home, and where he and his family lived for eighteen years. Readers will keep turning pages to follow his story, to discover something new about the world, and themselves.

November 7, 2020Vote
‘Psychopath’ By Jade Arce, , "Porque él mataría por ella y ella moriría por él" -AHS Rich Caspersen: a simple vista puede parecer alguien tranquilo, no problemático, tímido e inseguro. Alguien casi perfecto. Pero las apariencias engañan. Rich Caspersen tiene un lado oscuro que casi nadie conoce, y Venus Maxwell tuvo la mala suerte de conocerlo: manipulador, posesivo, con problemas de ira, todo un... psicópata. Cuando entras a la vida de Rich Caspersen no puedes salir tan fácilmente.

November 7, 2020Vote
‘THE SHADOW OF DEATH — THE CONQUERING DARKNESS’ By Lucas Hault, , Truth, as they say, is a dangerous weapon and must be used with caution. For the City of Harot, this is not a proverb, but an absolute reality. This is a place where even the sun's rays cower in shadow. The city has lain dormant for decades, but now three ambitious people have entered, starting a chain of events spelling destruction for the land. As the President of Syneria attempts to fight back, another disaster hits the territory. A dark force, invisible and savage, is loose on the streets, preying on humans, animals and wild beasts. Amidst the confusion, Lord Elias Rayne sends his son Borkan on a perilous journey to seek answers. He must find the fabled Clan of the Holves, an ancient race who hold the key to understanding the chaos. This quest will take Borkan through a series of nightmares, each of which will alter his life forever. For some, dreams are a fool's paradise, but for Barbara Maddox, her dreams are sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrifying, and always truthful. Can her dreams help humanity survive, or will they lead them to their doom? The North-Eastern dictator, Antonio Calaway continues to expand his territories, utilizing an arsenal of fear, wealth and treachery. Will he realize a greater game is being played, one in which he is a mere pawn.

November 6, 2020Vote
‘No More Worries’ By Colin Devonshire, , Book 5 in the 'No Worries' series. Half brother and sister are 'busted' from a jail in the north of Thailand by an evil woman. The woman plans to destroy the religious faiths in the country. An antique Muslim prayer mat is used to murder its owner. A Christian cross is used to kill the Catholic head of the church. Leaving the Buddhist artefact for an explosive ending. The heroes from earlier books in the series are on hand to aim to quell disruption throughout the country.

October 31, 2020Vote
‘Think and Grow Happy’ By Rochelle Elmore, Think and Grow Happy I will explore the power of positive thinking and how it may have gone too far. is it hurting us to block all the bad thoughts and feeling? Is it eroding our ability to feel empathy for ourselves and others? Is it impacting our health to only be allowed to express our positive emotions.

October 27, 2020Vote
‘Call me for the Ring 💍’ By Rahdric Courtland, , This book is a true story on how I spent the past 7 years of my life building a phone only relationship with my future wife that I will propose to on MTV Catfish soon. We have never met in person but spent hours daily talking on the phone and on social media. We have overcome my first marriage, my two children, and lots of lies and deceit. What makes this story different is that we are not your average catfish type characters.We knew we both were real so there never felt the urgency to meet in order to build a relationship. In this book the reader will travel down our journey that started on POF and continued on through Instagram and phone conversations. We had many failed attempts at love which each time ended in heart ache. The roller coaster of emotions is what makes the book compelling to the average reader. It's today's dating but with the twist of success that ends on the show (catfish) that is known for people not succeeding at finding love. The book will also expose secrets and lies that relate to today's audience. *I am not an author but I do have years of audio because all our phone conversations for the past 7 years were recorded* Hope to do business soon we also plan if things go well to pitch a mini web series with POF to promote their dating site.

October 27, 2020Vote
‘Buster Bill: Reality Policeman’ By Christian England, , Buster James Bill is an anthro rabbit/spaniel cross who leaves the British Army after a snap general election because he cares about the sharp rise of Political Correctness in a new political party in the UK called Red Rose. Their leader, Ronald Damien Foxx takes up the Prime Minister role, along with his family taking up various roles in the government, all of whom are responsible for twisting Britain for the worst. Buster, after losing his mother to this conspiracy and falsely arrested for her murder, is later released by a man called Dexter Laurence, who employs him at a top-secret activism facility called Forever Fighters, employing him as a secret policeman where he gains the title 'Reality Policeman', and must now counterattack the actions of the Metropolitan Police to enforce actual justice instead of Politically Correct Injustice. The main difference, however, is that Buster gains a power from meeting Dex that makes him unusually strong against the law, but can he use it to his advantage?

October 24, 2020Vote
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October 16, 2020Vote
‘Dead Man Walking’ By Joshua Adams, , Benjamin Knox has always been an outsider. Hiding from a dark and bloody past, he wants nothing more than to settle down and live under the radar. But a slumbering town sheltering a hidden corruption; a mysterious arrival that seems to know too much about Knox and ghosts from the past returning with murderous consequences means that the past and present collide in an explosive fashion. Who is Knox really? And what secret does he harbour closest to his chest? As the bodies begin to drop, it's clear that underestimating the slumbering predator is a fatal mistake.

October 16, 2020Vote
‘The Morph Chambers’ By Kayne Quinn, , A young man, Jasper Orion Bigsby, lost his parents at 2 years old and was thrown around the system a while. Until a couple adopted him, gave him a good home and education at their estate and academy. Jasper finds himself breaking into a restricted area of the labs at the academy and discovers an encrypted information key. The English inscription tells him that he must unlock to know what secrets lie within. And can only unlock ionce the key and him have become one. He is baffled but intrigued. Upon unlocking the key jasper discovers a major secret about his society and its founders. And then the device did something to him that was unexpected and changed his life forever. What will he do with this information? And what will happen to him after this major change? Will he try and confront the Elders? Read The Morph Chambers to follow Jaspers journey through the year 4020 where the world as we know it is gone.

October 13, 2020Vote
‘Learn zoology with Pokemons’ By Reuben Mathews, , Children can be very stubborn to learn science. They won't be interested in reading encyclopedia and britannica if they are not presented in a way which is fun to read. But they are very interested in reading comics. Pokemon is a very popular brand among children of all ages. So, why not combine the two? Pokemons are inspired from real life animals and objects. We can teach children the biology of animals using pokemons. That way they can learn faster. I have used pokemons and the real animals from which they are inspired and written the science behind the animal like their strength, behaviour, lifespan etc. You will get the idea once you see the sample manuscript I have sent. (It still requires work though. I’ve just stumbled upon the idea and I need your opinion on the idea.)

October 13, 2020Vote
‘Under Earth’ By Brandon Sazue, , Nonfiction: Imagine, Legends of old, Folklore, Time, the universe explained in one book (story), two unique characters and a dog named tex accidentally, unexpectedly meet, instantaniously becomming the first time travelers of the time. This story is about two ordinary guys of a different race, one biblical, the other athiest, a man of science. they stumble upon the journey of a life time in the back drop of the great Paha Sapa (Black Hills) of South Dakota. They fall into an alien vessel, while trying to hide from Big Foot (Sasquach) and Tall man. They travel through Earth and out into under space, deep down they land on Under Earth of another time, Native American world untouched. There lies the answers, the Holy Grail of all answers we as human beings today do not have the answers to, only theory. Legends are uncovered, the cosmos is foretold, time is answered, the Earths secrets are unraveled, all the while here on earth the answers were always right in front of us, we just didnt look hard enough. Sonny & skip only want to go home, they did not expect the unexpected. The only way home is up, they must navigate a land of Giant porprtions, a holy mountain, to the pyramid of life itself to hitch a ride back home. You have to read it to believe it, Prepare to be blown away!

October 9, 2020Vote
‘The BIG ADVENTURES OF LITTLE HARLEY’ By RHONDA MANSFIELD, , Every adventure for Harley is big because she is so small. Harley does not think of herself as small and is never afraid to explore her world, she is strong and brave. She lives in a world of possibility never doubting herself always eager to satisfy her curiosity . Harley is a rat, who has soft grey fur , flecked with white, soft pink ears, and beautiful black eyes. She lives with her friend Liana in a small cozy cottage that overlooks a vast sea. The waves crash against large rocks spewing water into the air covering Harley with a fine mist, when she is close enough to shore. This is one of Harley's favorite adventures taking a walk near the shore, she will always find something new even though the path is the same. Sometimes Harley and Liana will explore different paths, but at this special time of day, when the sun is starting to go down over the sea blending the gold with the blue of the sky , they prefer their familiar path.

October 6, 2020Vote
‘Lost Memories’ By Jean-Pierre Le Roux, , Lost memories is about a young man who suddenly starts getting very bad headaches and realizes something is wrong. He then gets talked into going to see a therapist. While talking with the Therapist he starts realizing he has lost memories and for him to get better he has to face them. The memories start coming back to him and he and his tough therapist start sharing the memories and start realizing that they are connected. Long story short they realize that they were both kidnapped when they were very young and she escaped and he didn't. They never saw each other some they couldn't recognize each other but as their story gets told the connections start coming together.

October 5, 2020Vote
‘When the Sun Meets the East’ By Alexa Knoll, , Nestled in the quaint lakeside town of North Hero, Vermont a young college student Emma Astoux falls in love with a mysterious young man named James Wetten whose family’s history holds a wild and supernatural secret. Following the death of her mother, Emma begins her junior year at University of Vermont. Haunted by the memories of her mother, and the forest on her lakefront Victorian home. Emma begins to untangle hidden messages from her dreams and memories of her childhood that directly impact her new found relationship with James. Emma discovers that James is a Sasquatch, and that his family has a deeply rooted history on Lake Champlain. As Emma is quickly swept off her feet by James, he invites her to the Toltec Meeting. Hidden deep in the Black Forest, Emma joins James to the ten year clan tournament. A whole new world is undiscovered as she meets all types of Sasquatches.

October 4, 2020Vote
‘When the Sun Meets the East’ By Alexa Knoll, , Nestled in the quaint lake side town of North Hero, Vermont a young college student Emma Astoux falls in love with a mysterious young man named James Wetten whose family’s history holds a wild and supernatural secret. Following the death of her mother, Emma begins her junior year at University of Vermont. Haunted by the memories of her mother, and the forest on her lake front Victorian home. Emma begins to untangle hidden messages from her dreams and memories of her childhood that directly impact her new found relationship with James. Emma discovers that James is a Sasquatch, and that his family has a deeply rooted history on Lake Champlain. As Emma is quickly swept off her feet by James, he invites her to the Toltec Meeting. Hidden deep in the Black Forest, Emma joins James to the ten year clan tournament. A whole new world is undiscovered as she meets all types of Sasquatches.

October 4, 2020Vote
‘The Butterfly witch of Bodmin Moor (Cornish Mist 2)’ By David Lenderyou, , The Butterfly Witch of Bodmin Moor (Cornish Mist 2) Antoinette, the French niece of Philip de Albret, has seen a route for massive self improvement and wealth. She and her accomplice, the lowly begotten son of the French King Louis, connive and scheme together for their own success irrespective of the cost to the Cornish and others about. However, some people, at their peril, just do not believe the Cornish Myth, the Lady of the moor, Zelahnor.

October 4, 2020Vote
‘Slowly, slowly catch a Frenchman (Cornish Mist 1)’ By David Lenderyou, , Slowly, Slowly Catch a Frenchman (Cornish Mist 1) In the year of our good Queen Anne, the French, pay rolled by the rich and arrogant Philip de Albret, have put enemy sleepers deep into a Cornish village. Their plan is to kill all local resistance by injecting a newly designed lethal chemical prior to a planned invasion. Joshua and Rebecca, inexperienced and unbeknown to each other, are brought into a secretive Cornish world to stop them aided by sometimes rare strategic information from hushed means.

October 4, 2020Vote
‘One Hundred Brushes With Fame: My 50 Years of Celebrities ‘ By Ruthe Macris, A movie writer for the San Francisco Chronicle for 50 years looks back on her hundreds of interviews with movie stars and writes her memories of the time spent with them alone in a room. Her goal is to make readers feel the way she did hearing Renee Zellweger, fresh from a love scene with Tom Cruise, , blurt out, "People are out of their minds if they think he is gay." To quotes like these, the author adds her impressions of celebrities she has et, answering the question friends often ask: "What was Tom Hanks or Oprah or Madonna really like?"

October 1, 2020Vote
‘Lost Personality’ By Madalin Rosu, It is about a simple man, with an ordinary job, a salesman in a mall, but who hides a secret not understood by him either: he does not have his own personality, he instantly emboldens the personality of those around him. For this reason, he cannot fall in love, he cannot make friends, he cannot eat what he likes because every day after finishing the program, he goes home with another personality. One day, the village of this situation, is looking for a solution to turn this curse into a gift, borrowing the personality of those around it according to needs: as a bad boy, as a melancholic, as a dreamer or as a sportsman. For a while, everything goes well, but slowly, his body begins to give way due to the change of personality several times a day. Finally arriving at the hospital, he takes courage and talks to a psychologist, fascinated by his problem, who wants to help him and study at the same time. After many attempts, they both come to the conclusion that the only solution is for him to keep a single personality, the one he was born with ... but, which is that? In the end, the two conclude that the only solution is to isolate themselves in a forest, just the two of them, without contact with other people, the only personality he would borrow would be

September 30, 2020Vote
‘The Game of Life’ By Grace Couchman, , In the 2050's there's a group of 7 teenagers, their job is to outlive each other, but at the same time plot and murder the others. Here's the catch, there's a point system. Each time you murder someone they lose 3 points, and each time they save someone from being killed they gain 2 points. After a month their is a point total you need to meet. Say after the first month they need 5 points, if they do not meet the minimum they die. If they exceed they get advancements to help them throughout the next month. After each month the minimum point total increases by various amounts.

September 28, 2020Vote
‘Tuffet ‘ By Samantha Daugherty, , My book creates a kingdom where all the nursery rhymes you remember as a child co exist. Jack and Jill are royalty. Ba Ba Black Sheep is a person who sells wool. Red riding hood’s parents were killed by the wolf not the grandmother. And that’s not the end of the list of characters who all live in the kingdom of Tuffet. These aren’t the rhythms you heard as a child. Much darker.

September 28, 2020Vote
‘Words Have Power ‘ By Dominique Fields, , I have been on a mentally and emotionally draining journey the past few years. Accomplishing both a bachelor and master’s degree, one would think I would be on a high from my achievements. Yet, that is when my life took a major left turn. I began to realize that anxiety and depression were facets of my life and that I needed to face my issues head-on in order to start enjoying my life again. I turned to some lifestyle changes like a healthier diet and exercise, but I still had more work to do. I then began meditating and changing the thought process of my mind and taking away the power of negative thoughts. This e-book, Words Have Power, encompasses sayings and affirmations that have gotten me to a much better place after a tough, years-long battle. The power of words and manifestations is real and I wanted to share my “wealth” with others in hope that it can help others as well.

September 22, 2020Vote
‘Sherman’ By Kelly McNally, A biographical narrative of the ideological shift within the Republican party during the Taft administration, written by the great-great granddaughter of J.S. Sherman.

September 21, 2020Vote
‘Tunnel City’ By Brianna Doggett, , Rae was working in New York as a journalist, far away from her family in England. New York is in riots and uprisings, and soon enough everyone is told to go back to their home country while they still can. She and everyone else who was on her plane, become unconscious and are delivered to a city underground. But little do the new arrivals know, they're in a simulation, being monitored with every action they do until it all comes crashing down on the Makers. Rae embarks on a journey with newly founded friends to discover what Tunnel City really is and how it came about. As a journalist, she'll use her skills to get answers for herself and the people who now rely on her.

September 17, 2020Vote
‘I married my Friends Sister’ By Jack Shao, , It sounds weird right? Like you are betraying your friend? But, there is a TWIST! The Main Character would fall in love with the woman. But her brother doesn't accept him. And then he befriends him. And the title comes full circle. I'm 13 BTW so sorry if this looks dumb dude/women/other.

September 15, 2020Vote
‘Meghan My Love’ By Louise Mitchell, This story of Meghan Mitchem, the only child of Thomas and Roisin Mitchem. Thomas the youngest son of Adam and Lucille Mitchem who were prominent family in New York. Against his parents’ wishes he married a lovely lass named Roisin and soon after little Meghan was born. Both mother and daughter were never really accepted by the family especially Thomas’s mother and sister. After the death of Thomas and his wife in a car accident it was up to her grandmother to find a place for her to stay, since seeing her only reminded her that her son was dead. Meghan was sent off to a finishing school in upstate New York. There Meghan meets her roommates Anna Gentry and Marylin Harrison and for the next four years they became inseparable. Anna invites her home for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was here Meghan met Anna’s brother Mark and the fifteen-year-old girl experiences her first crush. It’s Mark who is captivate by the fifteen year old girl and even makes a special trip to the school to take her to his parents for the Christmas holiday. At her graduation he even told her he was attracted to her. Fifteen years later they meet again the story is one of romance,suspense and oh yes there is those unsolved murders

September 6, 2020Vote
‘THIS’ By Michael MilesTitle: THIS Synopsis: THIS tells a hero's journey through easy-to-read chapters. What is clear is that the protagonist(s) has lived a full life. What is not clear is whether each chapter is telling a different person's story or if they are all tales of a single protagonist. Joy, humor, sadness, and realization of the human condition exist in each story of our hero/heroes.

September 4, 2020Vote
‘Mind the Gap’ By Darwin Gomez, , A demon who is exonerated from hell, should have to live in earth and sell carpets for a living, but the additional catch is, he has to take commute by trains and buses to work, and that makes his life a living hell (pun intended)

August 25, 2020Vote
’30 Minutes’ By James Fronck, , On October 11, 2013 I died. For 30 minutes I laid without a pulse or heartbeat. For 3 days after, I was in a coma with absolutely zero brain activity. During this time I passed through a door into another state os existence. I experienced meeting the creator, was shown unimaginable wonders, and I have come back to tell my story. All of this can be medically documented. Unearthly sights, visions, and lessons on living in the world. If a man lived in a cave with his family his whole life and was suddenly pushed out into the world, how would he explain the earth to his family. I experienced this is a life changing profound way and have a message.

August 24, 2020Vote
‘The Foundation of Chemistry and Chemical Equations’ By Ashok Kumar DasThe Foundation of Chemistry and Chemical Equations is a book for secondary and Sr. secondary school students giving a brief idea about chemistry and its chemical equations.

August 20, 2020Vote
‘New circuits for electronic choke for tube light’ By Mohamedthambi SathiquNew circuits

August 18, 2020Vote
‘Cheap and best electronic fan regulator’ By Mohamedthambi Sathiqu, Improved design

August 18, 2020Vote
‘There’s a Storm Coming: The Autistic Boy Who Could’ By Asper Spark, , The memoirs of a brilliant man with undiagnosed autism and his journey to practice medicine against insurmountable odds and of one woman who believed he could change the world and sacrificed everything to let him try. He overcame neglect, molestation, "schizophrenia", a $400,000 bill from the government, failed response to 40 medications, 10 hospitalizations and false criminal charges to finally recognize his own diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder. For 30 years he was labeled disruptive, rebellious and maladjusted. Enemies outnumbered friends ten to one as his greatest fear was silence in the face of even the smallest misconduct. A modern day epic, their story details transcendence of the religion that brought them together before tearing them apart, renovation of a 110 year old home without any prior experience, the crushing loss of a child, police brutality, medical malpractice and a triumphant return to the practice of medicine. Armed with his wife's love and logic, paradoxical sarcasm, a unique perspective on psychiatry and a reckless disregard for convention, he discovered 10 undiagnosed aspies desperately seeking someone finally willing to see beyond screening questionnaires and the DSM-5. He feared his own shadow, but fearlessly changed the world.

August 16, 2020Vote
‘Diary of a Roblox hacker jailbreak’ By Caleb fransson, , This is a story about a Roblox hacker in this book he is in jailbreak.

August 9, 2020Vote
‘A Story of Yesterday and Today’ By John Forgette, A true life look at problems of yesterday, today, with a shot of yesterday making many of today's changes. True life things I saw.

August 6, 2020Vote
‘GUILTY FATALITY’ By Wughanga Mwaura, , It's about a supernatural being(a woman) who was once human and was betrayed due to her feminine state. This turned her into a demon who was only seen by people who were guilty of hurting women or betraying women where they weren't supposed to. She has her "pets" ( creatures who look like dementors) who feed on her guilty prey after they die mysteriously.....she then pops by and sucks their souls ...usually dark souls. She can also possess people so that they can do her bidding and haunt anyone she wants until they go crazy with fear. The book is mainly about these characters whose lives changed because of her killings and Even Though the characters have agendas of their own, They don't know that she's a real thing and think that the killings are just another freaky case.

August 5, 2020Vote
‘Land of navish.’ By Joshua GonzalezIt is the year 2031 and humans are very close to finding a cure to all viruses but on the way to that discovery we tapped into something we were not prepared to deal with. We delved into the world of dreams and nightmare's and in turn released these creatures called 'winks', winks are eight-foot tall midnight black creature's with a vaguely humanoid shape and a head with a single white glowing spot where their face should be. These creatures appear where darkness thrives but are repelled by the light.

July 28, 2020Vote
‘The World That Might Have Been’ By Jay Tyson, , How might the world have been different if seven key people had listened when God's latest Messenger arrived? An Alternative History (Short Story)

July 21, 2020Vote
‘The Wise Men of the West (Kindle version)’ By JAY TYSON, , Jesus was supposed to return in the 1840s, according to the founders of the modern Adventist movement. But He did not descend from the skies as expected. Ever since then the predicted date has been pushed back repeatedly, with further disappointment for each new generation of believers. Through this novel, author Jay Tyson demonstrates how a more thorough search of the religious beliefs during that original time period would have yielded not only a universal religious dimension to this question, but also an entirely plausible resolution.

July 20, 2020Vote
‘The Coming of the Glory: How the Hebrew Scriptures Reveal the Plan of God, vol. 2’ By Eileen Maddocks, The first volume of The Coming of the Glory trilogy followed the trail of God’s Plan, from a Bahá’í perspective, to raise human consciousness starting at the end of the Ice Age 12,000 years ago with the temple site of Göbekli Tepe, and moving through the Neolithic Revolution and the flowering of civilization in the Mesopotamian city-states. Then it reviewed some of the known great teachers of mankind including Adam in Mesopotamia and Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and Elijah in the “nest of the prophets,” the Holy Land. Volume two covers the pre-exilic prophets from Amos to Jeremiah, who all shined a spotlight on God who, as Isaiah said, declared the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what was still to come (Isaiah 46:10). The awe and excitement increase as the second volume of The Coming of the Glory explores not only the prophecies for Israelite times and their fulfillment, but also the prophecies for our time, some of which have come to fruition and have affected all of us, regardless of whether we recognize this. Others are in the process of unfoldment and are bringing trials, tribulations, and catastrophes on one hand but, more importantly, tremendous opportunities for individuals and society to explore God’s Plan for the spiritual nurturance and advancement of humanity.

June 30, 2020Vote
‘Locked’ By Nick Hayes, , 40 monologues inspired by the Coronavirus crisis. In the spirit of a gothic Talking Heads. Some are close to reality. Some are an escape from reality. Some are melancholy. Some are uplifting. All are memorable.

June 22, 2020Vote
‘Your Travel Bucket List: The Ultimate Guide and Workbook to Plan a Lifetime of Journeys’ By Estee Gubbay, , In "Your Travel Bucket List", the reader is guided to do a deep dive into why they travel, what they want to accomplish and what memories they want to create; then find the best destinations that match those needs. Their creativity is sparked with thoughtful journaling prompts, quotes, conversation starters and inspiring true stories of other travelers' and families' bucket lists. Each page has stunning visuals to spark unique trip ideas and insider travel tips. The final worksheets create a simple but effective long term plan that motivates and guides travelers through one amazing journey to the next.

June 16, 2020Vote
‘Girl from Chelsea’ By AR KnightingaleNew York City. At the stage door of a Broadway show, Nicholas LeRoux meets an intriguing, English woman. He is immediately spellbound by the woman but with the hundreds of fans waiting outside the theatre, was unable to make contact with her beyond taking a selfie on her mobile phone. Chelsea, London. Emma Connelly overhears her brother discussing playing golf with an actor from America – none other than her secret Broadway crush, Nicholas LeRoux! How amazing it would be to meet Nicholas – again. But her move to New York City to work at the UN HQ in several weeks would mean an opportunity to do just that. Good Friday. The doorbell at the Chelsea townhouse rings. To her surprise, she didn’t have to wait till New York City to meet Nicholas LeRoux because he is here right now. In. Her. House! Why does Emma look so familiar? Where have they met? And why is there this magnetic pull to her that he doesn’t want to shake off? It then hits him. He has met Emma before! That girl. That English Rose at the stage door. That was her! That was Emma. This is kismet, them meeting one another again. Surely, this is the universe leading them back to each other. Should they explore this relationship? Or do they let go this second chance at forever?

June 7, 2020Vote
‘The Machine’ By J.J. Woolcock, , in 1940 Ohio, in a small town lives a young boy, Mickey Robins. An ordinary kid, he does what every son of a farmer does. He goes to school, helps around the farm and explorers. He also has an unusual hobby, he collects boxes. He has boxes that he has collected from all over the county and all over the country. One day Mickey and his friends discover that the carnival is coming to town. They go and see it. They enjoy it. They return to the site of the carnival weeks after it has left. They discover many discarded items, including a mysterious box left behind by the carnival's magician. A box used to cure the ill and disabled. A box that could bring about wonderful things. A box with a terrible secret.

May 29, 2020Vote
‘Set me free’ By Rachna Dherwani, , The book is about a muslim family where its religiously encouraged to marry more than one wives. This ends up becoming an absolute beautiful story between ‘Ruksar’ and ‘Sabeena’, his two newly married wives. Ruksar has very strongs feelings for Sabeena and enjoys the privilege of being a part of such religious practice. However, due to LGBTQ being illegal and a sin in Pakistan, she finds it hard to acknowledge/validate her feelings until she find a way to access the internet, seek validation but finds herself in trouble later when maulana finds out. Until one day Ruksar finds a way to free herself and sabeena from the maulana. This love story finds its way through, in the city of sins karachi.

May 23, 2020Vote
‘Series of Events which let to the murder of Rajesh Patidar’ By prof panda, , This is not the story about a guy name Rajesh who lost his job and got depressed and a month later committed suicide, this is the story of a "series of events" which led him to that final decision to drink the hand sanitizer and kill himself. This is the story of unethical things companies do to get profit no matter the impact on the people and society. This is the story of corporate greed which pushed him over the edge and killed him, yes my friend this is the story of corporate greed. I am calling this a story, not the truth, and instead of directly using names of the company involved, using names like hospitality chain company (HCC) Riding Service (RS) and Food delivery partner (FDP), just for the sake of legality This is a story of a boy who got a job in a Riding service company and settled in Mumbai and later got a place to live in an HCC, then COVID enters his life, first, he lost his friend, then place to live and in last after losing an argument over incorrect food item he discovered something which pushed him over the edge and got him killed. police investigation declared it a suicide but it's still unclear it rose many questions like why he committed suicide, why there was a sign of forced entry, and why there is a sign of force on the body.......

May 17, 2020Vote
‘Spirituality in Learning, a Motivation for Youth Education’ By Abdul-Rahim Iddrisu, , All praise and thanks are Allah’s, the Lord of mankind, Jinn, and all that exist. Peace be upon the Master and Seal of the Prophets, Muhammad (SAW), the one who learnt with the best of intentions and combined the modules of life in the most perfect of ways. As a kid in the neighborhood of my birth, I realized many adults were not literates. They were either not sent to school or where drop-outs at their early stages. Their stories narrates that, males were pushed into family businesses or farming. The female was restricted to home chores and trading. Of the few who had the chance to education were the weak and naughty that could not support either of the former options. What motivated these move by the elderly was fear. There were fears that the children will develop love for this world and lose their faith in God-the Almighty. That, they will lose their consciousness in societal issues, the extended family and that, societal ethics will be weakened by the interpolation of western ideologies fused into the curricular of Education. Formal education on the other hand had its own promises: a better future and an end to poverty. It promised freedom, enlightenment and choice makings. Now, time has finished its cycle. Which of the promises of Education...

May 11, 2020Vote
‘When He Became Mine ‘ By Ana Rita Costa, Kiara Lancaster and Jason Meyer had been the closests friends despite the fact that he and her brother are best friends and Jason and Keira are three years apart. Many thought they would end up dating, but they never did. So when Keira accepts her boyfriend's marriage proposal, Jason can no longer deny his feelings for his best friend's sister, who just may have the same feelings for him.

May 7, 2020Vote
‘This Thing Called Life ‘ By Nahal Naib, QuestLife is a life-changing and self-transforming journey that teaches Hope Edger a lot more than the meaning of love and life. It's the mission launched by Hope and her friends to find her father who may or may not be alive. . Dark memories of her past haunt the path but she directs her way past the best, and the worst times of her life, with her fun-loving best friends by her side. She takes a road-trip to the place she always wanted to go, but never thought she would step into the places she was led to on the way. A story narrated by Hope herself, tells about more than just the story of her life

May 7, 2020Vote
‘Lady in Red’ By Jude Samuel EkpoArianna finds that the woman whom she thinks is her mother is in fact, her nanny. It breaks her heart when this revelation gets to her as Electra breathed her Last The revelation makes her discover a library in her home which she is not previously aware of. Her search leads her to witnesses of her parents' murder. She falls in love with Charles as business takes her to Ibadan where she met him. She is between the devil and the deep blue sea when she finds Charles' family at the centre of the murder. She is determined to find out if Charles was privy to the murder. She marries him when she finds he isn't guilty but her search continues. She tells him of her parents' murder when she finds the culprit was her father in-law, Gasky and this causes a rift in the marriage as Charles thinks that she used him to get revenge on his father. The problem is resolved and Gasky is prosecuted for the murder of her parents and stealing their company from them

May 2, 2020Vote
‘Always’ By Lilia Antolov, , Near the end of the Cold War, a US Marine Corporal newly assigned to a Force Recon unit, must get a young Russian woman, who is part of a defecting family, from Kiev to Odessa Ukraine to escape the Soviet Union. Unknown to the men on the mission, they have been betrayed, and after the rest of the girl's family, and the Corporal's unit, are killed escaping Kiev. Along the way they must fight Soviet soldiers, the elements, and time to get to their destination in time to meet a boat sent to get them to safety. Along the way they fall in love, and the young Marine must somehow found a way to balance his duty with the demands of his heart, to get the woman he falls in love with to the safety of America.

May 1, 2020Vote
‘Life is a Ball’ By Lydia ChaseLife is a Ball introduces little ones to college ball sports through terms, pictures and fun rhymes about key aspects of these sports. Now more than ever, college sports are in crisis as teams are cut and funding is reduced. Parents who are passionate about their alma mater can purchase this book customized to major university colors and possibly logos depending on licensing requirements (University of Texas, Stanford, Notre Dame, etc.). A percent of each book sold will go to helping to save college sports which touch so many lives.

May 1, 2020Vote
‘The Winter’s cold embrace with god’ By Christoffer Herfindal, , Quin Weatherstone is trying his best to get by until one day he meets a strange creature. Follow Quin’s life, and his path through a series of ordeals, and a calling for answers.

April 22, 2020Vote
‘The elementals; Fire’ By Chelsea Bradley, , Layla’s always had a fiery attitude, so what happens when something new begins to happen inside her that physically matches it? Desperate to keep her new found ability under wraps, she struggles to try and balance her mind and body, and adjust to her new life. It’s especially hard when three new comers enter her life and really test her patience. "Luka what do you want? Can’t you see you've already made me angry enough? Are you wanting for me to hit you or something?" He looked almost as frustrated as I felt, what did he have to feel like that? "You don’t understand Layla, nothing’s working” I shot him a look, what does he mean nothing is working? "You’re literally trying to make me mad on purpose, why?" "Because I want to help, but I need to make sure you're the right person” We stood silent for a few seconds, before the first part of his sentence registered in my head and I responded to it. "I don’t need your help, I don’t need any of your help" Luka snapped his head towards me, and a small laugh escaped from from his mouth. "Trust me, you do” Layla is thrust into a new life consisting of pain, love and betrayal, and no matter how hard she tries, she won’t ever be able to escape.

April 18, 2020Vote
‘Life and Death on a Contested Island’ By N. Lynne Fix, , Synopsis The non-fiction book is of value to anyone who is familiar with Anton Chekov's works and has an interest in travel, world politics, history and territorial disputes between Russian and Japan over oil-rich islands in East Asia. The book is oriented toward adventure travelers, youthful readers and individuals seeking personal growth and faith. Life and Death on a Contested Island, is a travel memoir detailing my harrowing experiences while working as an instructor and newspaper editor on Sakhalin Island in 1995. Sakhalin is a contested archipelago located in the Bering Straits and the subject of Anton Chekhov’s writings on life in the Russian penal system. Invited to teach business and language classes at the island Institute, I found myself in a cold and hostile environment where my money was stolen, my car vandalized, and my job and income gone. Daily life on Sakhalin was punctuated with humorous and improbable encounters with the island residents. I was uplifted by my relationships with the students and teachers, harassed by the pesky local police, irritated by the rude shopkeepers and sobered by run-ins with the local underground mafia. My life orbited around Alice, an older Australian teacher, who hid that she had terminal cancer, and Victor, my building supe

April 15, 2020Vote
‘Randstad (Working title)’ By Michael Landwaard, , In 2030 the demand on our planet has increased to a level where earth can no longer provide for its eight billion inhabitants. In a controversial act, governments are forcefully persuading all their citizens to move to allocated cities to free up land for agriculture and Eco reserves. One of these cities is Randstad, in the greater Germanic Republic of Holland. Twenty million people live here. It is one of the smaller cities. In a high rise on the edge of the city, a large augmented reality gaming event leads to the death of several participants and the mental breakdown of the others. Not one can recollect what has happened or how it happened. The in-game memory is purged and the Aug back up files are scrambled beyond use. The police write it off as suicides, no need to investigate. Overpopulation makes murder a low priority crime. More cops are on the illegal birth unit then the murder unit. This does not alleviate the grief of the parents of Julien, one of the kids that allegedly killed herself. They contact the uncle, a retired journalist living in a semi-legal green village waiting for the end, to investigate. He accepts under pressure and is slowly sucked into the augmented world where governments run an invasive subliminal messaging program to control the population.

April 10, 2020Vote
‘THE BIG CRUNCH’ By Mark Frost, , Seems I’m the second coming of Christ...but I’ve been wrong before...back a little early...sorry I took so long...might say I ‘got’ held up at the border..stigmatic reborn a beholder....or so I tell my doctors ...

April 7, 2020Vote
‘Under the Red Carpet of Babylon’ By David M. Agrela, , A network page assigned to "wrangle" talent at the biggest movie award show of the year is assigned to keep the show's alcoholic disgraced comic host sober for the duration. But he's a problem drinker himself, so it's a dubious order. He and other wranglers assist, escort and babysit talent (read: movie stars) over the course of two days with drama, humor, conflict, self-actualization, retribution, betrayal and redemption. There's a love triangle and the wranglers must often decide whether to serve their charges to their best ability--or remain faithful to the strict but unwritten "page code" about staying invisible while doing their jobs.

April 2, 2020Vote
‘Periods ‘ By jessica nordon, , Hello, I have a Nonprofit named Chhaupadi. Chhaupadi is the Hindi practice of shunning women/girls when they are on their period. They are not allowed to touch family members, eat the same food, or stay in the family home. They are banished to a shed outside for 7-10 days as they are considered impure. We would like to write an educational children's book about periods to show young girls that having a period is okay and normal.

March 27, 2020Vote
‘Philanthropist: The world we did not know!’ By Lyall De Viana, , A brother and a sister embark on a terrifying journey of not only studying the most notorious mass murderers in history, but meeting those murderers face to face with the use of advanced technology... For Blake, it was a chance to meet some of the people who made history, albeit in a bad way. What made them tick? Could they explain their crimes, those atrocities? What was in the mind of a man like Jack the Ripper or Hitler? Could they justify their actions? He and Kate had always had this desire to collect rare artefacts and fine art objects. For Kate, it was a chance to help further study the human race, a part of her earthly mission. Blake and Kate have always been very close. Kate has a few secrets up her sleeve, and at the beginning of the story Blake is none the wiser. Even though she has used a wheel chair since that accident when she was a child, Kate is actually able to walk and move, and this is just one of her sinister secrets. A more sinister secret is that Kate is an alien, one of a race called the Guardians, and her earthly mission is to study the human race and try to assist before humans destroy not only themselves but their planet (Planet D1, known to us as Earth).

March 19, 2020Vote
‘A Fan’ By Maya Berlyavsky, , A guy who was diagnosed with schizophrenia admired a Pop singer. He wrote letters to him. He got a response from his idol on social networks. He suffered from different mental disorders, including autism. His favorite music was his world.

March 17, 2020Vote
‘The Mummy: Egyptian Tarot Cards’ By Maya BerlyavskyOf all the methods for predicting the future, reading Tarot cards is the most effective of all. The book deals with Egyptian Tarot cards meaning of each card with illustrations and card layouts. I recommend laying out past, present, future in three cards. At the end of the book there will be also colorful illustrations of the cards that can be cut and do Egyptian Tarot readings. The cards are recommended to be kept in a properly sized wooden box, but this is not mandatory. It is not recommended to read cards more than once a day and it is best to ask only one question at a time. You can light candles, place gems on the table on which you are reading (reading for yourself or for another person), put it in a bowl or in a box, you can place a crystal ball or any other spiritual object on your desk. Again, this is lighting but possible without. Concentrate carefully, mix the cards and then remove three cards from the pack. Place the cards you have chosen intuitively one after the other horizontally. Card 1: Past, Card 2: Present, Card 3: Future. You can add cards. Card 4: Place under Card 1, Card 5: Under Card 2, Card 6: Under Card 3. You can add a third row. Up to 4 lines. Each card tells a story. By looking at the cards and card combinations, learn more about the whole picture.

March 17, 2020Vote
‘The Unreal Reality ‘ By Todd Fields, In this physiological thriller a delusional paranoid mind has taken over and left a man stuck in his fantasy world. One eye color means certain death but the other is freedom from his past. The rapes of his female friends and his former wife have caused a shift in his world. His worst nightmares are becoming a reality instead of staying in his mind locked away. His downfall is himself and the love he has for everyone but himself.

March 13, 2020Vote
‘Death before Dishonor ‘ By Todd FieldsThe thriller of century set in 1943 world War II a story that only a Marine can tell. The lost of his beloved officer and spotter sparked the rage of a century in a man so picked on and treated wrongly that they made him a world class scout sniper. A little guy fighting his way up the ranks will cause the tides of war to change in Germany. A German whore who turns to an American pilot to save her family. The end of the war is near and the Germans are counterfeiting money to take over the Americans and the British. A story to end all war stories has begun.......

March 13, 2020Vote
‘The Casualty Of Love’ By Todd Fields, , This awe inspiring thriller of love, greed, hatred and revenge. Two torn cross lover's lost in the evil of there choices because of the path one chose to take 15 years before haunts them both. The unexplained events of ones death had the police baffled and lost. Unfortunate circumstances bring these torn cross lover's back together. He has a mysterious past that will always haunt him. She has hatred for him that she doesn't show. He has a love for her that always shows and wife that won't leave. One family's greed and revenge looks to end them both. With love for a higher power never ending and there courageous efforts of them and others they will win! The winners win each other because of the love they share in the end.

March 13, 2020Vote
‘The Truth Behind a Miscarriage ‘ By Jordan Hebert, , This is the story about my miscarriage, how I heal everyday, and my advice to others on how to get through it.

March 13, 2020Vote
‘Sumrells VS Fields ‘ By Todd Fields, Damian Sumrell an undercover agent working on a case that has baffled him for years. Jimmy Larson a con man, meth cook and drug dealer that's never been caught for cooking or really moving any illegal drugs at all. The two families have grown up together dated each others family and lived good lives together. One thing that Agent Sumrell never expected is his best friend Jimmy Larson is the one hes been looking to find for 20 years. The confrontation ends.........This is the beginning of the end of saga of stories that could go on for ages.

March 12, 2020Vote
‘Ill-Fated Children of the Alphabet’ By Cassandra Kalley, Every child has their problems, but fate has written some pretty terrible outcomes for these particular twenty-six children. Ill-Fated Children of the Alphabet, this alphabet book, not only teaches kids the letters of the US alphabet through quirky poetry, but it also teaches life lessons in some darkly humorous ways.

March 12, 2020Vote
‘When your tired of running, JUMP’ By Faiye Z., , A girl named April just doesn't think it's fair, Through heart break (again and again) failed frends*hips, Being the little sister to a beautifull girl and unrealistic body expectations, April finds herself questioning earth and how the world works. But with her sexist grandfather, depressed dad, abusive mother, fake freinds and teachers forcing her to think inside the box how well she ever run towards her dreams? Or will she has to jump through the obstacles her way?

February 23, 2020Vote
‘Of Love and Witches ‘ By Marjorie Joseph, , SYNOPSIS Kennedy Proctor is a Christian woman who has waited a very long time to find Mr. Right. Because she is a woman of faith, she believes wholeheartedly that God will eventually answer her prayers and placed her on a course to meet her soulmate, even if even if she’s in her early thirties. Spending many years single and lonely she tries not to give up, but with every passing day it seems the chance of her ever having that need met in her life always seems to slip through her fingers. Just when she thinks that her circumstances will never change, she is called into a private meeting with her boss. Kayden Bohm is the CEO of Elevation Fixtures-a company involved in selling material for aircrafts of all sorts. Kayden Bohm is the most eligible bachelor in Silver Water, Georgia and extremely high profile. He’s Caucasian and very wealthy, while Kennedy is African American and works through one of his corporate offices. When Kayden asks to see Kennedy in his office on a Friday afternoon, Kennedy isn’t sure what to make of it. There is a great fear that he’s going to fire her for sure, however she soon discovers that firing her is the last thing on Kayden’s mind. Kayden informs Kennedy that she’s being promoted as a top sales rep through that office

February 20, 2020Vote
‘The Monk’ By Maya Berlyavsky, , The man lay on the warm sand in his clothes. The ocean waves hit him, caressing his skin, like a mother. The salt of salt hurt the wounds and bruises on his face and body. He saw her in front of him. Her blue eyes showed tears. Her long blond hair danced in the wind. She reached for him. His vision blurred and he was about to lose consciousness. A figure approached him. Looking back for a moment, he noticed the image of a young, bare-headed monk wearing an orange robe. He lost consciousness. His consciousness returned, but he still felt dizzy. The monk gave him some water. Helped him to get up slowly. He told him to come with him. As he leaned on the monk, the monk led him toward the temple, his new home. He mentions that in his former life, he and his wife were fighting every day and he had a lover. An other woman. When his wife found out he had betrayed her, she threw him out of the house. He went to India in search of himself. He meditated in the Himalayas, lived in a cave and fed on plants and snakes for about 600 years. In his past, He read philosophy and spirituality books in a long search of himself. He tried to understand why things were like they were and what he had done that he deserve all that.

February 11, 2020Vote
‘Imagine That You Meet Tom Cruise’ By Maya BerlyavskyImagine you're going on a trip to London. You go to a Japanese restaurant, and on your way there you see it. You are the revered player on you. The story relates to Tom Cruise, but of course it could also be another celebrity, an important personality, actor, director or singer. Someone you admire. May be your favorite writer. How would you drive? Would you approach him, start a conversation with him? Would you shake hands? You might ask to take a selfie with him when he wraps his arm around you, in a photogenic pose. Would you like to tell him which movie you first saw, which one of his films you like best? Do you watch his bio-interviews when you have free time? Which soundtrack song from his films excites you most? You may want to tweet on Twitter, send both of you selfies together, turn the photo into your profile picture? Share with your followers on Instagram? Show your friends? Show off? Frame and put on the dresser next to your bed? Maybe ask for his signature? On Twitter you never know who you correspond with. Don't see the people responding to your tweets. In a video call you see the person, but that's how anyone can answer you. Along the way, take your cellphone with you and hear a lot of music from Tom Cruise's soundtracks, with noise canceling headphones.

February 11, 2020Vote
‘Palm Reading’ By Maya BerlyavskyPeople may be surprised to find that the palm of their hand will point to events beyond their reach, reveal the main lines of character and hint at future events in their lives. It would not be right to say that the future cannot be changed. Suppose the person faces a crossroads. The path on which it goes branches in two different directions, three directions. He can turn to go there or there. Two or three options. Wherever he goes there. We definitely should do our best, depending on the circumstances. There are many methods for predicting the future. Some will surprise you with their exactness. Tarot, astrology and numerology, Gypsy cards. Palm reading is one of the methods for predicting the future. A person who can predict the future means he can change it. It is customary to say: "The future is in your hands." Here we will learn about the shape of the palm, the main lines: the life line, the head line, the heart line and the fate and the secondary lines.

February 10, 2020Vote
‘Brooke’s Angel’ By Maya Berlyavsky, , Brooke is a high school student living with her parents in a small apartment. They have little but she dreams big. Her parents does not get along with each other. They fight all day. However, Brooke is determined to finish her studies successfully. She is also studying voice development - Brooke wants to be a singer. Then an angel, who came from above to protect her, came to her rescue. They have a long conversetion about the meaning of life and questions like "Who am I" and "Where am I going to". They talk about love and death, about heaven or hall, good or evil. Brooke can see love as the only cure of the mess in her house. But she can't find the anwer. Together the two of them embark on an adventure. Brooke finds herself in a garden of roses, along with her gurdian angel in a bright sunny day. Her future self is talking to her. She meets the people who are in her life, that are there for her. Brooke sees her past and future options in a big screen then she decides to go and fight for what is important to her. Will Brooke's dream to become a famous singer come true? Is there life after death? Will we ever meet again our loved ones who passed away? Is it all true? Does angels exist? Is God real? Is there something more in all of this then human eyes can see? The sixth sense

February 10, 2020Vote
‘A House By The Sea’ By Maya Berlyavsky, , A story about a girl that her parents get divorced. ... As the waves crash wildly on the firm rock, so life resumes in constant motion - not end, not beginning. Only fragments of pure light that make their way safely will not be sucked into the infinite sea. Like the moon reflected in the water, we have only the moment that lasts forever ... It was an early evening as I strolled for pleasure in the streets of Sussex as I savored the mystery of the passing moment. My name is Venus and only yesterday was fifteen years old. Light rain was falling, announcing the coming of winter. He dribbled past the pallor, wet the brown curls and the tight clothes on my body. Road traffic was busy. People passed me, a man and his various occupations. A young woman with a child whose eyes were reddened with tears, the boy demanded that his mother buy him something his mother prevented him from receiving. A couple of lovers strolled around, perhaps hoping that tomorrow would not come soon. I felt lonely, even though I was engulfed in a crowd of people. A lady passed me in one arm holding a colored umbrella, while in the other she carried a large grocery bag. I was humiliated and thought - older people are often remembered in their youth as if they were the happiest years..

February 10, 2020Vote
‘But that book down’ By Jussi Länsimaa, , Book is about the importance to learn to think, look, see, invesitigate and learn by oneself and not according to some fancy authority, It is also about how idiotic it is to fill ones head with all kinds of information and never really we think these things or question absolutely anything at all. i have already written 120 pages but it is not all finished. i couldnt send you the manuscript in the attachments so there is a small description in this text. Respectfully Jussi Länsimaa

January 28, 2020Vote
‘Troubled Friend’ By Hannah Brewster, , Troubled Friend is a book about the creative, functional use of Depression. The author poetically describes depression, and describes ways to manage it, as well as the cycles of it. This book puts Depression in a positive light, and describes it as "an internal chaos which is only meant to be understood, not feared."

January 14, 2020Vote
‘Untitled ‘ By Jess Cronin"You’ve probably picked this book because you’ve been faced with swimming through the depths of grief without a life jacket. Seriously – it's like drowning at times. This is for you. The you that has been looking in every direction. Every corner, every crevasse, for the sight of shore. " This book takes the reader through the trauma I've faced from childhood abuse to the suicide of my significant other. It shows one how to turn grief into strength.

January 13, 2020Vote
‘Bad Karma’ By Debi ChestnutZOEY CALLAWAY, an introverted information professional, is resigned to living in the cramped apartment above her mother’s garage. She has a job that she loves and is surrounded by her precious collection of first edition books. However, in the small Michigan town of Hope Harbor, murder happens. When Zoey’s uncle is found dead in his bathtub, the police think it’s an accidental overdose, but Zoey thinks he was murdered. Uncle Felix hated baths. To complicate matters, Zoey inherits her uncle’s house, and black kitten named Karma, much to the chagrin of her alcoholic mother. Once Zoey moves out of her apartment and into Felix’s house, things get interesting. With a stalker following her every move, Zoey needs to use all her research skills as she seeks to identify the killer before she becomes his next victim.

January 13, 2020Vote
‘Untitled’ By Lindsey White, , catholic high school graduate joins the Army just before September 11, 2001-becomes a veteran by the age of 19 during the first deployment to Iraq. struggling to live with the horrors of war for 2 decades and the efforts to find help within the broken VA system. 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION SUICIDE SURVIVOR PTSD SEXUAL ABUSE MENTAL INSTITUTION PATIENT MOTHERHOOD A FEMALE perspective

January 5, 2020Vote
‘Give and Take’ By Marleigh Spalding, The daughter of a prestigious family of blacksmiths has her family home attacked by an unknown gang in the early hours of the morning. As she may dying, she remembers a phrase to summon a man in dire situations. She summons the Devil himself, by the name of Inlicio, and begs he give her a second chance at life to avenge the murder of her parents’ and her attempted murder, with the promise of the souls of those she defeats on her task. When she strikes her deal, she calls for him again, this time assigning him the duty of right-hand man to assist her investigation. With information discovered by a maid, the two infiltrate a meeting and begin to hunt down members of a criminal organisation that have been selling cocaine, just after it has been extracted in 1860. Each member that succumbs gives them more information on the present situation, eventually boiling down to the leader himself, her brother. He was removed from the household after a large argument involving the inheritance of the smithery. In the end, the daughter avenges her parents’ death and fulfils her assignment, but is killed by the smallest margin by a police officer. In the ending of her story, she is seen attending her own funeral and burning down the family mansion to give the farmers land.

January 3, 2020Vote
‘What Lies Beneath’ By A. E. Helms, , This story takes place around and in a mysterious and haunted home. There are two old women who recently purchased the cursed property. They spend a couple years fixing it up and then invite twelve strangers to join them. Each letter they send out conveys a different message to each reader. There are a few main characters as it switches through points of view. Two of the invited guests are serial killers. A twist: they all have some sort of supernatural ability. The house is also one of the characters as it is a huge driving force in what is happening within the story. Along with those in the house, we are given an outside story of Joe the taxi driver, his friend Bobby, and an eccentric billionaire named John. All of whom have connections to the house. We get people in the house trying to solve the same mystery as those outside of it. With ghosts and mysterious shadows on the wall they must try and escape the house. In the end very few survive, but the curse continues as is noted in the epilogue that will follow.

December 30, 2019Vote
‘our voices echoed deep from within’ By scott bluff, , My stories are about love gained and lost later through individuals or an individual’s own lack of experience concerning love. Knowing what to do in certain situations; like when to complain and drag a partner’s name in the mud but fail to sit them down and tell them how their behaviour affect their being emotionally or financially; if not the two noted scenarios. They are also about crime; using somebody to achieve a particular set of goals while living them emotionally distraught. As they get to a point of thinking that they may be not good enough or, lack certain love principles which they do not have and according to the cheats; emotional or financial, they have a lot more to learn or have acquired wrong traits of their forebearers which them inadequate for the love they so much need. Something to do with death money or religion. Those unloved feel like the only way out of their misery is for they, to take their own lives or go somewhere. Where good people who might appreciate their love live. Cemeteries where their ancestors lie in tombs. Places which they dread to go to often; clubs, bars and pubs. Where they are forced to go to amidst the pain they feel deep inside; with no one to wipe tears from their sad faces.

December 24, 2019Vote
‘A Matter of Life and Death’ By K. B. ElijahFar from the shrouded and horrifying mystery explored in mankind’s poetry, Death is just a day job. And like all other day jobs, this means mind-numbing hours of signing reports, approving overtime, and attending pointless meetings. But when a soul escapes from one of the processing facilities and people start dying when they’re not scheduled to do so, Death has to dig out the scythe and cloak and team up with a new trainee to figure out what has gone so horribly wrong. He better be home for dinner, or there will be hell to pay. Literally. Also includes 7 other novella-length novels about a cursed pirate captain, an unwilling sacrifice who is a little too witty for his captor's tastes, a time-traveller determined to save his brother, and a 13-year old writer plagued with a sentient character everytime she puts pen to paper, who criticises her work and her ideas, and now seems to be able to control Siobhan's life...

December 20, 2019Vote
‘omnicide’ By issac bano, , The story opens in 12.31.2022, year’s end in the Islamic Desert, Fata Morgana, at the White Mouse insane asylum. We meet professional comedian Barney Chaplin, psychology professor Cheers, and the other drug-induced crazies. President of the Democratic Organization and Minister of War Alexander Monro and President of the Free Islamic Forces Suleiman Aswad fake friendship for the cameras. They enter the prison for a tour, where Aswad gives global terrorist Mike Satanic a briefcase. They see many celebrities, and Barney is told to tell jokes. They leave, with Monro taking Barney. Satanic uses the briefcase to escape the asylum. Monro throws a party for his celebrity look-alike friends, at which Barney tells jokes. Monro tells them of the movie he has written. Then Monro gets a phone call that his army is being attacked. Aswad claims this is the start of a holy war. The UN tries and fails to stop the war. After Barney tells more jokes, Aswad closes the Boris Straits. Monro sends ships. Barney gets his family to safety as the war seems to escalate. Monro sends Barney to the front, where things seem bad at first, but soon the two armies are colluding and only pretending to fight while they have sex with dancers and play games. Back at his office,

December 14, 2019Vote
‘The Coming of the Glory: How the Hebrew Bible Foretold This Day’ By Eileen Maddocks, ,

From the opening chapters of the book of Genesis, the Hebrew Bible hints at the challenges that will face our species–– using the tree of the knowledge of good and evil as a symbol for the pitfall of materialism, and the tree of life the station of the Word of God. As we progress through its pages, rich detail is revealed, through its multifaceted allegories, history, hymns and stories, which detail a further succession of Divine Messengers, right down to the present day. 

Through the teachings of Jesus and the spread of Christianity, most have at least passing familiarity with Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. Some might be familiar with Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and other prophets who worked within their traditions to carry forward and reinforce their teachings. These teachings and prophecies were carefully preserved, and guided millions of believers for almost 2,000 years.

In our modern age, is the study of these ancient writings of interest only to believers, historians and scholars, or could the teachings of such messengers have direct relevance to everyone alive today?

Revealed in those ancient pages is a God who declares that the end is known from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), and that He has made it known to His servants, the prophets. The purpose of those prophets was clear, they addressed the problems of their time––idolatry and disobedience to the Mosaic Dispensation––to call the people to obedience to the Divine Covenant brought by Moses.They also foretold a time of Glory in, what was to them, the distant future - that after much tribulation their descendents would inherit the promises associated with that Covenant. Their prophetic vision reached  across thousands of years, announcing an age of global peace and the unity of humankind. 

Could life-changing perspectives await the reader willing to approach these prophecies with an open mind, in the light of that which has been made manifest in this modern age?

Volume 1 of The Coming of the Glory explores the prophecies found in the earlier Hebrew scriptures. Volume 2 covers the pre-exilic prophets and Volume 3 the post-exilic prophets, all within the context of ancient Israelite history.

December 13, 2019Vote
‘Ahora estas Aqui’ By Kythe Ashley DesearFrom different centuries comes a love story. A love story full of mysteries and that bloomed from a broken condition.

December 7, 2019Vote
‘By the Sunset’ By Kythe Ashley Desear, , She's from 2019, and he's from 1889. It was a broken wish they've met. And it will be he and she but forever will be?

December 7, 2019Vote
‘RHINO GAL: A Rollicking Account of an Ex-Stripper and a Conservation Champion’ By Albina HumeA unique tale of misadventure, Rhino Gal tells of one woman’s challenging and exciting journey toward purpose and happiness. “Who would've thought that my inability to pronounce the letter R would turn my life upside down and lead me from Ukraine to South Africa to help breed over 1 000 rhino and become a rhino custodian?” Albina shares insights into how low self-esteem can dictate one's present and future, and how she transformed her old personality to attract a new life, taking readers across borders, continents, and cultures. Most intriguing is the stark contrast between her youth in the post-Soviet Ukraine and her adult life as a South African rancher. The Humes currently protect 10% of the global white rhino population-over 1,700 rhino. Despite constant media coverage and some award winning documentaries about the ongoing poaching epidemic, the general public is still unaware of the real cause and their indirect participation in animal massacre. Anyone concerned with these issues will appreciate Hume’s knowledge and a peaceful alternative for rhinos’ future.

December 3, 2019Vote
‘Mother Knows Best’ By Joshua Lakhamraju, , Melinda is a young woman living with her parents, Cynthia and Louis, in rural Idaho. One day, Cynthia reveals to Melinda that Louis is having an affair and wants to disinherit them. They both decide to preemptively murder him and dispose his body in a swamp during the night. To cover it all up, they tell the police that Louis went missing while heading to a conference out of town. But the police are soon skeptical about their story upon encountering contradictory details during the investigation. While the investigation is ongoing, Melinda learns that Cynthia had completely fabricated details of Louis having an affair. She wanted to get rid of Louis quickly rather than go through a potentially long and expensive divorce. Enraged, Melinda kills Cynthia and then tries to kill herself. But after several failed attempts, Cynthia's ghost appears and reveals that, for killing an innocent man, Melinda is cursed with eternal life. Melinda then sets the house on fire and flees to Montana in a vain attempt to escape Cynthia's omnipresence. After surviving a drowning attempt, Melinda gets rescued by a man named Ken. Soon after, Cynthia sadistically makes Melinda stab him to death. For having killed two innocent men, Melinda is further cursed with forever driving on the roads of

November 27, 2019Vote
‘Magia, relato de una iniciacion’ By Glenn Heenan, , El joven Glenn Heenan esta interesado en la sabiduria de los antiguos magos y filosofos, el siempre quiso saber mas de lo que veia a simple vista.Un dia en una iglesia encuentra algo que le cambia su vida, un libro, el cual lo lleva a conocer nuevos amigos, nuevos seres, nuevos lugares y tal vez , al amor de su vida. Una historia de amor entrelazada con la magia antigua y sabiduria ancestral basada en textos del Libro de San Cipriano y vivencias ocurridas en cada experimento de Magia , lo que lleva a nuestro protagonista a vivir experiencias unicas en cuanto a la Magia negra y en cuanto al verdadero amor.

November 27, 2019Vote
‘Sultan Road’ By David Celley, Crime/Mystery (98,000 words) Sultan Road begins with the murder of the accountant of an apartment complex in what appears to be a barroom fight. It ends with five more killings and the unraveling of largest act of criminal conspiracy and cover up in Southern California’s history. Not only are homicide detectives on the case, but also a young investigative reporter trying to migrate his writing to the newspaper’s front page. There’s an unusual co-operation between the reporter and the detectives, and a very large amount diversity among the characters – the lead investigator is Latino, his partner is Korean, the woman that owns the housing project is African American, the key tipster is Middle Eastern, and the first victim is Vietnamese. However, the reporter is a white boy surfer. Whoever it was that engineered the accountant’s murder wants to prevent certain information about the land the complex sits on from reaching the wrong hands, and has hired an out-of-town killer to terrorize the owner and workers at the apartment complex. Although Sultan Road is a crime/mystery story, it could also reach thriller audiences with some of the scenes where the police or the reporter are close to the answers they seek.

November 19, 2019Vote
‘Kiss or Kill’ By Roww VD, , Rayn Moreno is the Don of the Italian Mafia. Some would describe him as a ruthless, handsome, fearless, sex on legs. While to others he is nothing but a bloodthirsty, merciless, full-blown psychopath! - - - - - Arya Dobrevski is an undercover agent who works for a secret organization. She is young, beautiful, strong-minded and very stubborn. She has a dark past and only one purpose; the breakdown of the Italian mafia. What happens when two opposites are brought together? Will there be attraction, destruction or both? A dark romance full of prejudices, desire, betrayal, and regret. Because nothing is what it seems. **** He glares at me, his eyes cold, empty and furious, like two bottomless pits of darkness. "Do you think this is a fucking game!" he sneers, as his body trembles with rage. His smooth, tanned skin is covered with beads of sweat, and I see a vein bulging out on his left temple. His usual perfectly-styled hair now slightly disheveled. He grabs me by my collar, almost lifting my feet off the ground, and slams my body against the wall. "So you want to play?" he asks in a strong Italian accent holding my gaze with such an intensity, that got me hypnotized. "Let's play, " he whispers in my ear, whilst his hot minty breath fans against my cheek.

November 15, 2019Vote
‘The Depressed Teen’ By Makinzi Williams, , Makinzi is a depressed 15 year old. She has suffered abuse, death, and bullying. She wants to die, and thinks she has no reason to be alive. She has someone she likes but is to scared to not be wanted. Will she kill herself or will she end up in a relationship.

November 13, 2019Vote
‘Episodes ‘ By Joshua Tommaso, A man named Steven Thomas is preparing to gain guardianship over his mother. When he goes to bed the night before the hearing, he revisits each event or "Episodes" that he experienced with his schizophrenic mother during his childhood in his dreams. Coupled with his memories of his mother is his alcoholic father, murder of a close friend, and dealing with childhood living in a broken home. You will follow Steven and live in his memories where each chapter is an suspenseful episodic account of his schizophrenic mother and dealing with life inside and outside his home.

November 11, 2019Vote
‘Forbana high school ‘ By Amaunet McWhirter, , This story will follow two girls from opposing realms. One girl a werewolf and the other a powerful witch. Follow the story of their betrayals and their friendships and watch as they grow as two unique girls. Find out the secrets of their pasts and the paths of their futures. Deal with the twists and turns that come with being teenagers in a world full of supernatural creatures.

November 9, 2019Vote
‘A Mentor’s Struggle’ By Ady Brooke, , Sir Benedict of Sirona is the royal court physician and the second in command of the king's knights. when Benedict founds out he's grieviously ill and has a whole different identity he never knew about, its's up to him which secrets to tell his friends, and which ones he should struggle with alone.

November 8, 2019Vote
‘Mistwillow’ By Siddhii Mokashi, , The already tense environment in the town of Mistwillow turns dark quick after the mysterious murder of the mayor's daughter. Veronica and her friends get stuck in the whirlpool of lies while dealing with their own lives and problems

November 8, 2019Vote
‘Fight Till The End’ By Casey Snider, , Ella Harvey is a typical bad girl in everyone's eyes but what they don't see is the happy, smiley and fun girl that's underneath the cold exterior. When a gangwar breaks out between her gang and another she has to be feared. What happens when Ella and her two friends ends up in a war between gangs? Will they fight and win? Or will they fight and lose? Read more to find out!

November 7, 2019Vote
‘Beyond Us’ By Wyatt Lounes, , Charlie Scott is an 18-year-old student with leg cancer. She survives with crutches permanently attached to her bones and which help her to walk. But in order not to cut off contact with others, her mother forced her to move for a year to a friend's house.It is there that she meets Tom, a half-breed and mocking boy with lots of tattoos ready to do anything to change his life...

November 6, 2019Vote
‘Depressed and Dying’ By Casey Snider, , Quinn Carmicheal isn't your everyday teen. She suffers from depression and is always hated in her household by her oldest brother Jake and her twin Emma. Quinn's life is messed up. She has one way out and she's decided to take it. Can they make it in time or is it going to be too late?

November 6, 2019Vote
‘Beautifully broken.’ By Emma Stowell, Sarah cook became the ultimate Good Girl. The kind, brilliant and darkly handsome Brian Marshall saves her from darkness all to frequently. He’s become her safe place, but she discovers herself dragging forth the past. She yearns for the stability she never received as a child. Unfortunately, her writing career isn’t the dream she envisioned. Impassioned by the sophisticatedly rough Julian Cooper, Sarah must identify a means to work alongside him for Amure writing house. Poetry submissions are due and her eccentric mother organizes a group holiday. Holding a secret that could ruin her best fiends’ career, Sarah struggles with her anxiety and PTSD. Soaked in Julian’s cloud of intoxication, Sarah darkest desires bubble to the surface like hot oil seeping through her life. Beside the lonely beauty of the New Zealand shoreline, Sarah’s about to find out how much life can change in a matter of weeks….. Will Sarah’s love come back to haunt her? Who will love? Who will fall? Who will be deliciously burnt?

November 5, 2019Vote
‘The Myth That Saved Pluto’ By Leah Slippy, , Nora was born with a birthright that she does not want. On her coronation day, disaster strikes and she is launched in a race against time to save her planet, Pluto. She travels from planet to planet trying to find help. When her travels bring her to Earth, it is very different than what she was told it would be like. The sky is polluted and the people are being controlled by technology. Nora travels with an Enchanter, a griffin, a pixie and the daughter of the river goddess. They get into a lot of trouble as they try and save their world, only to realize who was behind it all is someone they all know well.

October 29, 2019Vote
‘Nervous ‘ By Junae Benne, Elise tells us the things that make her nervous. Then shows us how to process them one by one to make her less nervous and more rational. This book is to help kids understand their emotions and how to describe them. Instead of saying something hurts they can say exactly what they're feeling

October 28, 2019Vote
‘Lyda Newman ‘ By Lauren Lundin, , In 1898, Lyda was a 14-year-old African American girl who invented a new and improved hairbrush and was granted a patent. To this day there is little mention of the details of Lyda’s life. ‘Lyda Newman’ offers readers the opportunity to gain an understanding of how an African American, teenage female significantly enriched history. Her invention crosses genders, cultures, religions, and races to this day. Additionally, Lyda was an involved woman’s rights advocate. Children of all backgrounds can identify with Lyda’s youth, curiosity, and creativity while learning about her passion and unique contribution. This manuscript can potentially include discussion questions and vocabulary building.

October 25, 2019Vote
‘The Lonely Onion ‘ By Bob Ladewig, , A little onion living on a vegetable farm feels all alone because he makes everyone around him cry. He's unhappy until he finally learns what he's made of and accepts himself.

October 24, 2019Vote
‘Virtual Capture’ By Henry L Carlow Jr, , Virtual Capture - short story (edit) by Henry Carlow Jr 22533220 descriptionWhat happens when your match from an internet dating service wants more than just a date?tagscomputer-slave, date-scary-story, horror, internet-dating, sci-fi genreHorror statsPublished on 2013-08-07 · 1 person likes it short story (edit) Chapter 1 — Updated Aug 07, 2013 — 4,122 characters1 like Scott tapped on the door lightly at first, then more insistent as he became frustrated at no answer. With the build of a martial arts practitioner and the good looks of a Hollywood lead actor he did not expect to be kept waiting by any date that had access to his online pictures and biography. After a seeming interminable delay, she opened her apartment door. The word voluptuous had never really been appropriate before, even somewhat cliché, until now. “My name is Brooke, why don’t you come in.” “Thanks.” “You’re my date from Virtual Match.com and, so far, I think you’ll do,” Brooke leered as she turned to walk back to her couch. Brooke Masters knew she could choose any man she wanted on any internet romantic matching site, or for that matter anyplace where single people sought each other for fun and excitement. Her level of sophistication and ability to deceive men belied her youthful mi

October 21, 2019Vote
‘A CALL FOR EARTHERS ‘ By NL Rinku, , Our ancestors had come to terms with gods; this was for the construction of a most advanced society on earth, but as evolution quickly turned against old things, two other generations developed as enemies against good. Six thousand years later, we humans made the same mistake. We chose machines as our leaders and slowly they started to abuse politics. They tortured us and announced World War III in 2096. Do not survive anymore; we humans became rebels against the mechanical gangs. We humans secretly opened Company-3071 to make us fighters and powerful, both mentally and physically. Our mission was to save the universe from the robotic wars. Did we make our victory? Did we return from the cruel artificial things to constitutional and human rights? Did we too fight to aliens of Roro galaxy and make a journey to second world Hovlef?

October 15, 2019Vote
‘The Last Shifter Alive’ By Kate Maroon, This word is different from what it used to be… There was a war, before all this mess the world had turned into. There was a war between all kinds of mythical creatures. Vampires, Werewolves, Dragons, Witches, Demons, Angels and Shifters, they all went to war for power, power no one should have. Vampires won, in the process making Angels, Dragons and Shifter go extinct. No one has seen them after that. Until I came along...

October 13, 2019Vote
‘Pretty Dolls’ By Ashley Jimmerson, , Bloody mannequins have been found in various parts of the city of Los Angeles; all dressed in the clothes of missing women and wearing flower crowns. No bodies have been found, but Homicide Detective Adrian DeWitt is the lead investigator on the case. The Doll Collector is a lonely man who stalks his victims before luring them to his cabin in the woods, where he murders and stuffs them like animals. He turns them into beautifully dressed dolls he keeps in his private collection. They’re his life, his young ladies, his most prized possessions. Maria Gonzalez is a young girl down on her luck in the dating world. When her best friend convinced her to join a dating app, and just as she’s about to give up, she meets a mysterious man named Bud. Their paths are about to cross in the worst way.

October 9, 2019Vote
‘Breathe You In – part 1 & 2’ By d. b. byuti, , “Breathe You In” was penned to be a poetry collection unlike any other. Experience potent poems in motion as a transcendent journey beyond mere words. Dive into untraversed realms, themes, and ideas where linguistic flow and vibrant verses interlink with focused rhymes to hypnotize eyes and ignite wonder in the mind. Topics range from spirituality to politics, love and relationships, philosophy, introspection, and more. Each and every line is layered in rich vigor and blissful passion. The poetry found in the “Breathe You In” collection can be read quicker or slower, akin to the act of breathing itself, so that one may feel more alive and cherish the engaging ride.

October 4, 2019Vote
‘From Popular to Freak’ By Jennifer Katherine, , Julianne, the kindest and most popular and confident girl in her high school has a secret, anxiety. She is given medication and reluctantly begins taking it. This changes her from a once carefree girl into a second-guessing and nervous version of herself. At a school dance, things unravel and her best friends along with her boyfriend see her new self. They come to her aid even though the other kids now see her as a freak. Julianne breaks down but those who truly love her stay by her side and help her through this maze of strangeness.

September 27, 2019Vote
‘The Weaver of Time’ By Daina CleekWhen a colony of aliens discover ancient tech hidden beneath the surface of their planet, they quickly realize that it transcends their perception of reality and predicts a terrifying future that draws ever closer by the day. In it's wake, the city is thrown into chaos between religious zealots, fanatical scientists, and a rising scheme that threatens the very lives of all who bear witness to it. New chapter every thursday!

September 26, 2019Vote
‘LITE YEER Makes School Disappear’ By Maria Obrist, , On this Halloween of year 2005 LITE YEER helps her ancestor Roger throw his teacher out of the window. Why? To make school disappear, of course! But Lite’s time travel back to the present turns her into a baby, and she is packed off to live with two aunts who enslave her. So when the mysterious Angelina offers to send her once again to Roger, she agrees, albeit time traveling is quite like eating a very bad Alice-in-Wonderland cake (so bad that you shrink into a one-year-old). To her aunts’ fury, Lite signs a transportation contract, climbs on a shicho (Angelina’s word for time machine) and sets off for a new life in the seventeenth century. The problem is, just as Lite leaves her aunts’ kitchen, she meets her brother Marfel in angel form… and soon finds herself caught up in a complot to resist his imminent Big Crunch, that is, the end of the universe and also of school (in a last huge, hellish fire). Marfel actually also wants to make school disappear but by travelling to the future, not to the past. Will any of the two at least speed up time to reach the next vacation faster?

September 26, 2019Vote
‘LITE YEER Makes School Disappear’ By Maria Obrist, , On this Halloween of year 2005, LITE YEER helps her ancestor Roger throw his teacher out of the window. Why? To make school disappear, of course! But Lite’s time travel back to the present turns her into a baby, and she is packed off to live with two aunts who enslave her. So when the mysterious Angelina offers to send her once again to Roger, she agrees, albeit time traveling is quite like eating a very bad Alice-in-Wonderland cake (so bad that you shrink into a one-year-old). To her aunts’ fury, she signs a transportation contract, climbs on a shicho (Angelina’s word for time machine) and Lite, who, hasn’t a family worth the name, sets off for a new life in the seventeenth century. The problem is, Lite has a brother called Marfel. Just as she leaves her aunts’ kitchen, she meets him in angel form… and soon finds herself caught up in a complot to resist his imminent Big Crunch, that is, the end of the universe and also of school (in a last huge, hellish fire). Marfel actually also wants to make school disappear but by travelling to the future, not to the past. Will any of the two at least speed up time to reach the next vacation faster?

September 26, 2019Vote
‘The Raw Truth To Success In Real Estate – By Engelo Rumora’ By Engelo RumoraIt is with great pleasure to introduce you to the most provocative and controversial real state investing book EVER written. Out of the thousands of other real estate investing books, why choose this one? Because this one tells it like it is … no sugar-coating or lies about how easy it all is, or how you can make millions without spending a dime of your own money. That’s all fake guru-talk, and it’s absolutely BULLSHIT! Take it from somebody who’s been in the trenches – and is still in the trenches with you, someone who’s made tons of mistakes, lost his A$$ numerous times (and millions of dollars along with it), then turned his fortunes around just as dramatically. Engelo “The Real Estate Dingo” Rumora has the hard-earned experience to back up The Raw Truth that he shares in his “leave no prisoners” approach to real estate investing. His pants come off in this thriller as he shares simple “hands on" techniques and practical strategies that WILL move you closer to your ultimate financial goal. If you’re willing to work harder than you’ve ever worked, with an unwavering commitment and laser-sharp focus on your end goal, this book is for you. Do you have the courage to hear — and heed — The Raw Truth?

September 25, 2019Vote
‘Bellow Shallow Waters’ By Sam Murcíelago, , " If you had the ability to resurrect the dead, would you take the risk?" The grim state of Gravensburg holds a secret. Every winter solstice, the sun is casted from the sky and the red star illuminates the town for three days. Until these days have passed, there are only three edicts everyone must follow: 1. Don't ever wander into the shallow waters. 2. Do not offend the Dead, and 3. Never wager with the red woman. Keep these rules engraved in your heart, and the Justiciar of Death will reward you with his hospitality. After the gruesome murder of a faceless woman, the town encounters a series of homicides that would question it's existence for the historians of the New Age. Twenty-three years have passed since then and an orphan has finally come of age. He returns home and mistakenly opens pandora's box. Cover photograph ©Marta Bevacqua

September 14, 2019Vote
‘Bringing Back Daniel Cohen’ By Hadar Badt, , "Lerin the Fix-Wiz, an immortal Jewish magician, is tired from years wandering the world, constantly changing aliases and looks. He just wants to remember the man he used to be and the family he left behind and disappear. But he can’t. Bound to his eternal contract with the malicious WWII General Dolen, the captor of his stolen memories, Lerin is forced to collect people’s pains and give them to his boss. Along with his assistant and bestie Moiko—a melodramatic, foul-mouthed white magician’s rabbit—and a red, magical chest, Lerin finds himself on the road. Again. This time, it’s hipster Berlin, where four clients have booked his Quick-Fix services. After his street magic show in Alexanderplatz, he is approached by a woman who claims to know who he really is and how he can obtain his old memories and freedom. All he has to do is take the pain away from four individuals and deliver them to her employer, Mr. A. The catch? Not only are these the four clients General Dolen is after, but their pains are the last he and his nemesis, Mr. A, need to execute their plans. The results of which could end human civilization as we know it."

September 14, 2019Vote
‘The Lofts’ By David VelascoBy your mid-20s, life should be different, but your greatest fear is the future may just be a repeat of the past. Lovelorn Megan broods: At her first full time job after college, her coworker and crush Rick is off to Florida with a new GF. Keeping her feelings under wraps, means opening him up to other women. Just like past crushes, he may be out of reach for good. Her friend, wide-eyed Russell mixes things up: He needs a diversion from an infatuation with Renee. Others are available, but if he just hangs in there she’ll come around. His empty life, and past, gives him reason to doubt. Aimless bar back Renee wants stability: Her current BF may be the one to get it. Believing in someone is hard. Disappointment is always around the corner. Silent pessimism harbors reality. Richard’s trip ends on a bad note. He seeks Megan’s advice. Russell’s unplanned bar hopping with Renee after her sudden break up ends back at his loft. Even if it means jumping off the proverbial cliff, none of them plan going back to an unfulfilling life. Living, working and partying in a revived downtown that is just a big a character as the people themselves, interactions with the denizens of their urban jungle offer no relief.

September 14, 2019Vote
‘Killing is Thrilling ‘ By Duncan Church, , A killer is on the loose in the Walshell town area. The killer has an appetite for good looking women and disguises himself with a gas mask every time he strikes. In a dark town, a bunch of high school students fear for their lives as they realise anybody who they know is a suspect. Who will survive and who will die in this thriller full of jam packed action and killing thrills? Dylan Spritz is the main protagonist who has just lost an old close friend to a murder and when he receives a mysterious letter he realises more people that are closest to him may also be in danger of death. Dylan takes matters into his own hands to try and discover the truth about the murders in order to save the people closest to him...

September 14, 2019Vote
‘Piggy Goes Skiing’ By Francesca ForrestWhen Hannah returns from her holiday trip, She’s fast into bed with a hop and a skip, But she can’t go to sleep all safe and sound, Because her best friend Piggy is nowhere around! Will Piggy be lost in the mountains alone? Or will he be able to find his way home?

September 12, 2019Vote
‘In Defense of Democracy ‘ By Anne Marie WatersI’d like to clarify what democracy is, and what it isn’t. Democracy is not voting—voting is merely a method and not democracy itself. Democracy is free and open access to the ballot paper. It is free speech, universal suffrage, an honest press, an accountable government.  It is a way of life. Voting does not make a democracy. If people vote for tyranny, as has happened throughout history, it remains tyranny, despite it being popular.  I will examine each of the essential characteristics of democracy in turn and argue that it is morally superior to tyranny and totalitarianism.  The ultimate goal of human beings in life is to be happy—to find peace and contentment. Only the democratic order facilitates this to the highest degree possible. I will defend democratic countries and show that they are morally superior to non-democratic states.  It is very much a book of clarity, both moral and political.

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Anne Marie Waters originally aligned with the Labour Party and ran as a Labour candidate twice in local elections before joining the UK Independence Party. In 2017 she ran for leadership of the party and came in second before forming her own party, For Britain. Anne Marie is also the director of Sharia Watch UK. Anne Marie was born in Dublin and studied journalism at Nottingham Trent University after which she earned a law degree. Anne Marie is also the author of Beyond Terror, which was a #1 Hot New Release in many countries worldwide and the #1 Mover and Shaker in Australia.

September 10, 2019Vote
‘My Love, Ibarra’ By Kythe Ashley Desear, , Have you ever felt being in love with a fictional character? Zaya felt that. Zaya delos Reyes is a college student who spends a lot of time reading, drawing, and sharing posts on Facebook, mostly about jokes and puns. In one visit in the university's library, she found herself locked inside a novel. That is where she'll meet Crisostomo Ibarra. What adventures will Zaya and Ibarra embark in a fictional world, together?

September 10, 2019Vote
‘Battle For Dream Island: Tales from Goiky’ By David Bederman, , Hello, friends! Get ready to journey through Goiky with a all new book featuring 13 amazing stories as you join Firey and his friends well learning how teamwork and fair play is a fun way to save the day! - Scholastic/When Objects Work

September 9, 2019Vote
‘Oni-Waka: The Cursed Sword’ By Nisa Ryan, , A cursed sword. A demon unleashed. A hero from another world. Sixteen-year-old Marco Torres-Watanabe is trying to get home. Ever since his father died his mother has been distant and withdrawn. One night, angry and frustrated, Marco runs away only to find himself drawn into a world of magical yokai, dangerous oni, and in possession of a mythical sword called the Oni-waka no Tsurugi. With the Oni Lord, Ibaraki, hounding him for the sword, Marco finds himself embroiled in a supernatural battle that he never intended to start much less seek to finish. What’s worse? The sword itself is the vessel of an ancient evil dragon that Ibaraki is seeking to free. With the help of a tengu warrior and a sly kitsune, Marco must save this world from the clutches of evil while also trying to find a way back home before he can never return.

September 9, 2019Vote
‘Polnoch ‘ By Luke Timmins, , In the dying days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a young man and a trio of CIA agents must infiltrate Cuba to try and stop a covert Soviet attempt to escalate the crises. When the team discover a traitor amongst them, they try to complete their mission against impossible odds. Ruben Kane is a young man raised on the Cuban foothills of the Sierra Maestra Mountains by his Irish father, an ex-IRA volunteer and, unknown to Kane, a CIA asset who has spent years training him in all forms of combat and self-defence. When his father disappears, it falls on Kane to utilise his skills for the first time and discover the truth. In doing so he navigates a dangerous world of spies, revolutionaries and traitors in the soupy heat of Havana and Miami, before eventually questioning whose side he’s really on. Meanwhile a brilliant but disgraced Soviet naval captain, Abram Shevchenko, is heading west. Slipping through the blockade, he sails to Cuba stocked with a ship full of tactical nuclear weapons. With his father’s CIA handlers by his side, Kane sets out to stop Shevchenko before it's too late.

September 9, 2019Vote
‘Streets of Gold – Book #1 of the Lotus Series’ By Kiera-Lynn Hart, , In the year 1900, while China is being torn asunder by the Boxer Rebellion, seventeen-year-old Lotus Shang is kicked out of her house for coming out as a lesbian. When her parents are murdered, her six-year-old sister Jade is left in her care. Aided by Lotus’s spirit guide, a shape-shifting ghost named Huli Jing, they travel to New York City in search of a new beginning. They find refuge in a bordello called The Night Sky, where Lotus becomes romantically involved with a young female Persian beauty who also works there named Desert Rose, and also becomes best friends with an African-American transvestite courtesan named Black Velvet. Amid backstabbing, xenophobia, sibling rivalry, pettiness, bitterness, and sabotaging, Lotus strives to do right by her sister, no matter the cost. Their story begins in Streets of Gold. Living a lie is hard, but living truthfully is even harder.

September 9, 2019Vote
‘Turning the Pages Back ‘ By Dibyabrota Chatterjee, , Jandi and and Yi Ahn were childhood friends and Yi Ahn liked her since five years of age but they separate when Yi Ahn's mother marries Jandi's father and Jandi's parents separate. They meet after five years and Yi Ahn's best friend, Tae Joon also starts liking Jandi. Yi Ahn's new girlfriend and Tae Joon try to make Yi Ahn and Jandi friendly again and in that attempt they discover that they were interlinked with each other even in their past lives. When they try to uncover the past both Yi Ahn and Tae Joon start falling in love with Jandi even more.

September 9, 2019Vote
‘Gyal, You Better Can Cook!!!’ By Sade SmithWhen Shelly-Ann becomes hungry, she asks her Granny for something to eat. Her Jamaican Grandmother tells her “Gyal, You Better Can Cook!” and she tries to teach Shelly-Ann the importance of knowing how to get in touch with her Jamaican roots through the process of cooking. Granny attempts to teach Shelly-Ann how to cook and everything goes wrong, but after many failed attempts, Shelly-Ann learns that she can do anything she sets her mind to and she learns how to make a traditional hearty Jamaican breakfast.  Jamaican food recipes are included in the back of the book with easy step by step instructions.

September 7, 2019Vote
‘Procaffeination: A Coffee Lover’s Dictionary’ By Tim Bruno, , Procaffeination: Putting it off until after coffee. Finally, an accessible book perfect for the intersection of coffee culture and trivia nerd-dom... with jokes! Learn the difference between a cappuccino, a Frappaccino™, and Al Pacino. Fair warning: Procaffeination is not really a dictionary. There are no parts of speech or pronunciation guides and way too many puns and pop culture references. Remember, tired is just another word for not enough coffee.

September 7, 2019Vote
‘THE DAWN OF THUNDER (pitmad request)’ By OMOBOLAJI OLOFINNIKA, “A king must fight to save his kingdom, a father his family, and a son his sanity, as enemies abound at all sides, putting in motion the turn of events that gave birth to the African god of thunder, Sango!” The fledgling kingdom of OYO is under threat of extinction from its neighbors, as the BARIBAS of the BOURGU to their west and the FULANI/BORORO to their north prepares a joint attack, mobilizing a combined army five times their total military force against them. ORANYAN, the King of Oyo’s fear is compounded as TAROSI, his heavily pregnant wife and princess of the NUPE kingdom to their east, gets missing after a botched assassination attack by the Bororos, and the Nupe kingdom would readily turn from ally to enemy if news of this gets to them. His last hope is in the messengers he has sent to his father’s kingdom, ILE-IFE, knowing full well his message had little or no chances of reaching them due to his nephew OLOWU and his warriors blocking the path to Ile-Ife. As the war looms, Oranyan must make strong choices, compromising his most basic beliefs to save his kingdom and his family.

September 6, 2019Vote
‘URBAN TRAVELER [ 21+ ]’ By Karrell Rogers, Mi'Kilah is a foster child but the difference is she's 23 she's been suffering from PTSD and depression from her real drug addict parents the system still had a tail on her fearing that even at 23 she still wasn't able to take care of herself do to her past. In chapter 6 you will meet Ki'Leon the street thug that's going threw alot of the same battles in life can't find away out of it. Can't really talk to anybody about it. But still in the environment that he can't complain about nothing he has so much on his plate right now but that won't stop him from meeting Mi'Kilah & Bri'Anna Two foster sisters that can change his whole life with out even realizing it unfold in all 3 of there eyes.

September 6, 2019Vote
‘A Woman of Blood and Iron ‘ By Alexander James, , Marie Rochelles is no stranger to the brutal realities of the slums of Paris in 1898. Between the degradation of poverty and abuse laid out by her oft-drunk husband, ‘self worth’ is a foreign concept to Marie. Until the evening gunfire erupts in the hallway outside their flat, wounding her daughter. The evening she picks up a pistol and goes looking for justice. The evening she finds gangster Jules Sanglent, who offers her something else entirely. Galvanized by the chance to seize a better life for her children, Marie steps into a war between two notorious street gangs. In a chain of beatings, bombings and murder, each side races for control of a new product from Germany that will change the face of medicine forever: heroin. Once the blood starts running, Marie uncovers a part of herself she never believed existed; a woman of iron. Enthralled by money and validation, she delves deeper into the underworld. But when the son of a rival gang leader is murdered, Marie finds that power can be its own drug...one that comes with a very real and personal cost. A Woman of Blood and Iron is a historical fiction work of 82,000 words about a woman who discovers her self worth at the expense of her morality, told against the infancy of legalized heroin in France.

September 6, 2019Vote
‘Valued ‘ By Safa Shaqsy, , Lily & her friends, valued at 80 points in the system, so they plan to hack the system to steal millions of point to live the life of riches in the Sun City. Police are investigating the robbery and they're suspects.

September 6, 2019Vote
‘From The Ruins’ By Ronnie Lee Graham, , Ryan Cole’s life has taken a turn for the worse. His truck is wrecked and so is his marriage. In his hospital bed, he learns that his brother, Wes, has disappeared, leaving his truck and an overflowing mailbox behind. Hoping to borrow the truck, Ryan sets off to Wes’ trailer. There, he finds an expensive SUV and a beautiful blonde. Wes is nowhere to be seen, and his trailer, decorated with maps of foreign lands, has been ransacked. Judy, the blonde, explains that she knows Wes, has been answering his questions about the legendary golden city of Ophir, and is worried about his safety. “There are lots of people who would stop at nothing to find Ophir. If they believed Wes was on to something, his life would be in danger.” A search of the trailer gives few clues; a missing satellite image of Eritrea, tracks where a motorcycle left quickly, and a letter from Wes’ former prison mate, Kante N’Bota. Ryan learns just how right Judy’s warning was when he is kidnapped and smuggled into Africa.

September 6, 2019Vote
‘The Book of Rabbit’ By Tara Shannon, , Thank you for liking my tweet during #PitMad yesterday! The project I present to you is about a curious rabbit who asks simple questions of the other animals and plants etc it encounters in the world around it. Both the questions Rabbit asks and the answers received are thought provoking. If the reader chooses to really think on any given question and/or answer (that will be accompanied by a lovely sketch/illustration) they may be lead on a journey of thought and memory. Possibly even into larger conversations suited not just to parent and child but between adults. My hope is that The Book of Rabbit will bring enjoyment and a little bit of magic to all who read it. This is a project currently on Kickstarter, where you can find more of my *why* for this book and a bit more about me in the form of videos, images and text -- http://kck.st/2Ms5kfo Thank you for this opportunity. Sincerely, Tara Shannon

September 6, 2019Vote
‘The Kill Shot’ By Julia Colbourn, , Liked at #PitMad 5 Sep The Kill Shot is about a Narcissist, and his manipulation of events when Wendy, his ex, develops a new love interest. It is a story of gentle people at the mercy of destructive ones. The setting is a squash club, where competition abounds and people are thrown together in the leagues. Cheryl, immature and self-absorbed, introduces her widowed brother to Wendy, hoping romance will be in the air. Instead she galvanises Wendy’s narcissistic ex Miles into action and he has only one person’s interest at heart – his own. He has no scruples about coercing Wendy’s best friend, Bryony, into helping him sabotage the new relationship. He doesn’t care what damage he causes. Between them they intercept text messages and confuse every attempt the lovers make to build on the attraction that they feel for each other. Despite this, with a little help from their mutual friend, big Paulie, they still keep connecting, forcing Bryony to take more drastic action. She’s always wanted everything that Wendy has, so it is only a small step for her to inveigle her way into bed with Cheryl’s brother. When Wendy discovers them together, it pushes her into a rash and regrettable encounter with another admirer. Meanwhile, Bryony’s long-suffering husband, deeply in debt to keep Br

September 6, 2019Vote
‘The Sin of Tantalus’ By Maikel Yarimizu, , This is a story of stigma, victimization, and apathy. It also runs somewhat perpendicular to the normal sort of zombie narrative. Not so long ago in the recent past, a company developed an artificial pheromone that improved the taste of otherwise low-quality beef or pork: Tantalus. To improve results, and thus sales, they decided to find a way to vector it directly into meat animals. In hindsight, this was a really bad idea, but that didn't stop someone from spreading the vector as widely as possible. In the present, the country is currently on its fifth wave of Tantalus-related infections in as many years. As a primary side effect, an unlucky handful of consumers with the wrong genetic predisposition develop a savory scent that proves too tempting for many of their uninfected peers. The government has had to step in to ensure that fewer cannibalistic murders occur after the disastrous first wave, but the treatments are palliative at best, and much of the related legislation seems to be written by people who don't necessarily care about the victims of the situation. The population at large doesn't seem to mind as long as there's more savory bacon and hamburgers to eat. And one teen's personal zombie apocalypse will be live-streamed.

September 6, 2019Vote
‘Secrets on the Walls’ By Lauren Massuda, , Thrust from the comfort of their monotone lives by the untimely death of their grandmother, two young upper class sisters, Suzette and Sophie, face not only the harsh realities of life in Victorian England, but also the task of uncovering the mystery of their grandmother’s death. When they begin to discover powerful forces at work right beneath their feet, events turn more fantastic and thrilling as the sisters are submerged into a mystery like no other.

September 6, 2019Vote
‘Return To Earth’ By M Drewery, ,

James was on his way home after bailing on his dad after an argument. He’s expecting a tense situation when he sees him again. However he never makes it because instead, he’s abducted by aliens.

Rather than just experiment on him and return him home with a story the tabloids would eat up, the aliens who abducted him reveal that he is going to be made a slave and in the blink of an eye he’s whisked across the galaxy.

Alone and scared James must summon strength he never new he had to figure out how to escape the aliens who hold him, the Zetsca, the most powerful race in the galaxy.

However it’s not that easy. A galactic war is happening all around him, a vicious alien leader wants to eat him and something is wrong with his brain, after one of the alien’s experiments on him goes disastrously wrong or maybe right? He doesn’t know yet and he hopes he doesn’t have to suffer too much in order to find out.

While escaping his alien overlords James meets new friends, a girl called Erika, who was also abducted and has been with the Zetsca for years. He also meets an alien race hell bent on destroying the Zetsca, even at the cost of their lives and a whole planet.

James ultimately though gets his own space ship, after a death defying escape and a chance to Return to Earth.

September 6, 2019Vote
‘Finding Haven’ By Megan Brown, For Haven James, there's a schedule and a plan for everything, until she finds herself suddenly single a few weeks before Christmas. Forced to re-examine her overly predictable lifestyle, Haven ends up on a journey far from home and even further from her much loved comfort zone as she makes a deal with a handsome stranger in an attempt to win back what she has lost. The only problem? The more time she spends in Hopewell, Colorado, the closer Haven grows to the people in the small community, especially Andrew, the town doctor. But if they can both benefit from the other's help, what could possibly go wrong? Right?

September 5, 2019Vote
‘The Mysterious Origins of Santa Claus ‘ By Sable Schwab, , This book attempts to counteract the white washing that the Santa Claus legend has experienced by going over his historical origins in a whimsical and light hearted fashion. It also paves the way for more complex topics in history class such as the evolution of legends and the construction of historical perspectives. My hope is this book will be used as a way to console children who have just learned the truth behind Santa and by parents who want to raise their children to know the truth without spoiling it for others.

September 5, 2019Vote
‘One Love’ By Robin Nadler, , Tall, dark, and handsome. It’s a cliché thrown around in town to describe Jimmy, and he hates it. Instead, he defines himself by the scars life has marred him with. The physical one, from when he lost his arm at the age of thirteen, that destroyed his dreams of being a professional pitcher. And the one burned onto his heart three years ago, when the woman he thought would be his forever... left. Sabrina broke up with Jimmy before leaving for fashion school to spare him the pain of waiting for her. Not a day has gone by since that she hasn’t regretted it. Her soul aches in a painful reminder of what she had... and lost. But when her sister is injured in a freak accident, Sabrina decides it’s time to come home to face Jimmy, and the demons from her past. Can the pair find their way back into each others’ embrace? Or will the lives they’ve lived apart snare them in a dangerous trap neither can escape? Steamy and suspenseful, One Love, is a second-chance romance that will leave readers gasping for more!

September 5, 2019Vote
‘The Opium Lord’s Daughter’ By Robert Wang, , The Opium Lord's Daughter is an expedition through the destruction of a culture, underscoring the hold and havoc drug empires continue to exert in society, even to this day. A must read for fans of Shogun, Downtown Abbey, Outlander and other sweeping tales rooted in history! Following the harrowing journey of Lady Lee Su-Mei and her family, the story paints a vivid picture of the lives of opium lords, Chinese nobility, and English traders during the aforementioned time period. Shady dealings, cultural misunderstandings, and a complicated love triangle are among the hallmarks that make the human element more realistic. Coupled with well-informed descriptions of the world atmosphere at this time, The Opium Lord’s Daughter has something for every reader to enjoy!

September 5, 2019Vote
‘Ted is Dead’ By Kieran Barton, , The world is fast on track to the Apocalypse, and apparently only Ted can stop it. The big issue is that he’s dead. Death, one of the four Horseman of the Apocalypse, is overworked and running late. He makes a deal with Ted to lighten to the load, along with another hidden agenda. After being revived, Ted Bates learns that one of the other three Horseman have altered the timeline, with parts of history subtly changed so that it all leads up to the start of World War III. While attempting to come to grips with his newly found immortality and life-draining powers, Ted tried to balance satisfying his ridiculously demanding mother and stay friends with his university crush, Vicky. He learns of anomalies; objects, concepts and people created in order to steer the timeline back on track if something goes wrong, and even meets quite a few of them. This includes the non-binary theatre director Jean whose strange plays have never been fully understood, to the new Queen of England. The novel deals with the concepts of mortality and rebirth, with themes of self-realisation, dealing with death and the relatable topic of never fitting in or being noticed. Comedic in nature, using classic British wit and sarcasm, it will appeal widely to young adult fans of fantasy set in the modern world

September 5, 2019Vote