Free literary fiction Kindle books for 18 Aug 16

Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise

by Gail Priest

Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise is a story of loss, grief, survival and the healing powers of friendship and nature. Annie is a strong-minded girl, who battles with her secretive mother to uncover the truth about her grandmother’s suicide. At nineteen, she goes against social convention and trusts and relies on Bo, her family’s African American friend and her surrogate father, as she struggles to save the fourteen summer rental cottages left to her by her parents. When the family legacy of depression emerges in her early adulthood, and Annie faces estrangement from her husband and young son, will she be able to embrace the love and acceptance that is offered by someone who has been there all along?

Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise is the first novel in a literary fiction series by Gail Priest. In this family saga, the ties that bind and tear us apart twine together the people whose lives are changed by Annie’s fierce determination and the beauty of her knoll nestled along the head-waters of the Chesapeake Bay.



He’s Married: A Passionate Paranormal Romance (Bridesmaids, Weddings & Honeymoons Book 2)

by Maggie Tideswell

Eloise had the wedding of her dreamsâ??all arranged and finalized within a month.

Now that the wedding night was upon her, her fears reared their ugly heads. Dane, her new husband was really a stranger to her. In hindsight, Eloise realized she shouldn’t have insisted they wait for their wedding night to have sex. It wasn’t that she was inordinately traditional, only that Dane should have been given a choice in the matter.

Because Eloise had a secret.

Dane and Eloise left for the beautiful Maldives on a two week honeymoon. In this idyllic setting, life threw her a curve ball.

Because Dane had a secret, too.

She would have put up with a number of things, but this particular secret could shatter her belief in fairytale weddings.

How was she supposed to deal with another wife?



ROMANCE: Amish Secret Loves 2 book Collection

by Love Obsession Books

Warning!: This contains FREE BONUS BOOKS as a thank you for ordering. Even though the stories in the 2 book collection are clean the bonus books may contain content for mature audiences.

A Secret Love In Paradise

Ruth’s family has to make a choice. A choice that might get them in a lot of trouble with their community.

Ruth never cared about the English world. After her grandma and her aunt left the community, in the process breaking her father’s heart, she vowed she would never do the same to him- but now she’s left wondering if she will. The entire family makes their way to Miami to see Ruth’s grandma. There she meets Dean. She can’t help wondering if God is testing her, or trying to push her onto her path in life. Could Dean be part of her path?

Ruth wants the answer to be yes but keeps a big secret from him- who she really is. She has no clue how he will react if he finds out or if he will ever want to talk to her again. Ruth questions, “How can someone be your fate when you have to hide who really are from them?”

In Love With The Preacher’s Daughter

This is the story about a young couple that fall in love amidst an Amish background. Sarah, who is Amish and the preacher’s daughter, wants to be with the young and attractive Christopher but her parents will hear nothing of it. They insist that she marry within the Amish community.

As their two families become intertwined and spend more time together, things start to get a little bit more complicated. Benjamin, the patriarch, starts to see things a little more differently. His wife, Olivia, even suggests that he might want to loosen up on his strict requirement that his daughter marry an Amish person.

Then, the unthinkable happens. Christopher and Sarah fall into danger and it takes teamwork and resourcefulness on the part of their two families to bail them out. After all is said and done, the main message is that love is the most important virtue and that it will conquer all.

Warning: This 2 book collection is a clean but the other free books attached may contain scenes not suitable for children under 18.



Inspirational: The Pregnant Preacher’s Daughter: An Amish Romance

by Elaine Young

Warning!: This book contains FREE BONUS BOOKS as a thank you for ordering. It also contains steamy romance scenes sure to entice you!

The Pregnant Preacher’s Daughter

As the daughter of a preacher Ruby knows there is a lot of pressure on her to be a good role model for the girls around her, but she can’t admit to them that her father has banned her from the English world.

She’s used to being controlled and accepts it- until her father bans her from seeing her friend. That leads to one night in the English world. One night that will change the course of her entire life. At first she thinks it’s God’s plan for her, but after a month she’s not so sure. That is, until she meets Luke.

Luke left his community and wants to start fresh at a new one, where he stays with the preacher and his family- and meets Ruby. When he finds out her biggest secret he can’t help wanting to save her. But will she accept his proposal?

WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a stand alone romance with an HEA. This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.



Mail Order Bride: IMOGEN’S PASSION: A Historical Love Romance

by Elaine Young

Warning!: This book contains a wide collection of FREE BONUS BOOKS as a thank you for ordering. It also contains steamy romance scenes sure to entice you!

Imogen’s Passion

Imogen Nelson, young, beautiful and virginal is about to have her whole world turned upside down. She is soon to discover that everything she knew to be true; is a lie.

Discovering she has inherited a large fortune, but can’t receive it until she comes of age, she is sent to Black Grove Manor, the home of Sir Jonathon Braywick. Sir Braywick, handsome and enigmatic, is the only link to her lost lineage that remains.

She isn’t the only guest of Jonathon’s, Charles Braywick, his dashing young nephew has escaped London and come to the country. What he is running from is a mystery.

She does not expect to feel an attraction to either man, or to lose head and heart to a man she barely knows.

Come on an adventure of self-discovery and new beginnings in this tale of Victorian romance.

WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a stand alone romance with an HEA. This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.



The Reluctant Hero

by Jackie Weger

There are a few things Parnell Stillman is dead certain he will never do:
He’d never fall in love.
He’d never have kids.
He’d never be a hero.
His first and only love is flying.The struggle to keep his air cargo business solvent is challenge enough. Rebecca Hollis believes caring for others is the road to happiness. Tasked to shepherd five orphans on a flight to a conclave to meet prospective adoptive parents, she learns it takes much more. The plane is caught helpless in the grip of a storm that sends it plunging into a frozen wilderness. Rebecca determines she and the disagreeable pilot must work together to insure the survival and rescue of the orphans. Parnell Stillman has other ideas. So do the orphans. Rescue means a return to foster homes and an uncaring welfare system. Or maybe not.



James Joyce: The Complete Collection (Golden Deer Classics)

by James Joyce

This ebook is a collection of the complete works of James Joyce.

It has the seven books published in Joyce’s lifetime, and three sections of posthumously published writings: the poems, the essays, and additional prose.

To make navigation through the collection easier, each book/section has its own table of contents. Links at the end of every text/chapter bring you back to the respective table of contents. At the end of each of these tables a link leads to the main contents table.

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Contents:

1. DUBLINERS

2. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

3. CHAMBER MUSIC & POMES PENYEACH

4. EXILES

5. ULYSSES

6. FINNEGANS WAKE

7. POEMS

8. ESSAYS

9. OTHER WRITINGS

10. LETTERS



SARAH’S CHOICE: A New Adult Amish Romance

by Elaine Young

Warning!: This book contains FREE BONUS BOOKS as a thank you for ordering. It also contains steamy romance scenes sure to entice you!

Sarah’s Choice

Sarah has a choice, and she’s going to show her husband to be how much she cares about him by doing something she said she would never do. Go into the English world to surprise him at during his Rumspringa. But when she gets to the house he is staying at he seems less than excited to see her. Instead of inviting her to stay with him he leaves her calling for help from the girl she met on the bus.

Dylan believes in fate, but he always thought fate would have him alone forever, until he meets Sarah. Then things seem to fall right into place for him, and before he realizes it he’s considering joining the Amish community!

Warning: This book is a clean romance but the other free books attached may contain mature scenes not suitable for children under 18.



Meet Clara Morgan (Clara Andrews Series – Book 3)

by Lacey London

Clara is back!

Wedding bells are ringing for Clara and Oliver in Meet Clara Morgan – the much anticipated, third installment in the Clara Andrews Series.

When Clara, Lianna and Gina all find themselves engaged at the same time, it soon becomes clear that things are going to get a little crazy.

With Lianna and Gina busy planning their own impending nuptials, it’s not long before Oliver enlists the help of Janie, his feisty Texan mother, to help Clara plan the wedding of her dreams.

However, it’s not long before Clara realizes that Janie’s vision of the perfect wedding day is more than a little different to her own.

Will Clara be able to cope with her shameless mother-in-law Janie?

What will happen when a groom gets cold feet?

And how will Clara handle a blast from the past who makes a reappearance in the most unexpected way possible?

Join Clara and the gang as three very different brides, plan three very different weddings.

With each one looking for the perfect fairytale ending, who will get their happily ever after…

Praise for the Clara Andrews series –

“Couldn’t put it down!”

“Highly recommended!”

“Such a good series to escape into!”

“I just LOVE Clara Andrews!”

“Very easy to get hooked on!”

“If you enjoy a good rom-com, you will LOVE these books!”

The other books in the Clara series are available to download now from Amazon.



ROMANCE: Transforming Jude: Romantic Comedy Novella (Makeover Series Book 3)

by Marisa Logan

A romantic comedy novella reminiscent of the makeover series What Not To Wear!

Judith Dawkins has given up on trying to dress for work. She gets most of her clothing from her teenage son’s closet, a fact that’s not lost on her customers and her boss Nicky.

Despite her immature and often frumpy appearance, Judith is a devoted single mother, a hard worker, and charming in her own funny way.

There’s only one person who looks past her strange outfits…her hot neighbor Daniel.

Nicky secretly enters Judith in an office raffle. It’s an unwanted favor that will take Judith far out of her comfort zone.

This romantic comedy focuses on the beauty within, and what happens when that beauty shines through on the surface.

This is a 50 page novella with an HEA ending and no cliffhanger.

FREE BONUS BOOKS INCLUDED

Look for The Makeover Series:

My Makeover by Heather Logan (Clean version available)

The Makeover 2 by J.L. Starr (Clean version available)



Sueño de cristal (Spanish Edition)

by MARTA SEBASTIÁN P�REZ

Antía se mira en el espejo y no se reconoce. Su rostro sigue marcado por la paliza que le ha dado su novio.
Antía se mira en el espejo y ya no sabe quién es. Aún no se cree que su madre haya estado toda su vida engañándole sobre su padre.
Es hora de cortar con todo, de dejar su Galicia natal, de viajar a Madrid en busca de su padre y, quizás, por el camino, encontrarse a si misma y conseguir volver a confiar en las personas y en el amor.



Romance Box Set of 10: A Steamy Romance Collection

by Love Obsession Books

Get 10 books of hot romance adventures in this exciting new collection

PLUS 7 FREE BONUS BOOKS

This collection contains bad boys, shifters, vampires, billionaires, mail order brides, highlanders, navy seals, and many more.

In this collection you will find:

A Soldier’s Last Hope

The Highlander’s English Princess

Saved By a Cowboy

Rich Love

Rescued by the Alpha Wolf

AND MANY MORE!!!

A SOLDIER’S LAST HOPE

Scott Lawson thought that his life was all figured out. At the age of 18 he’d had a career that he planned to retire from but things got in the wayâ?¦back in civilian life, his parents’ ranch is slowly failing and there doesn’t seem to be anything he can do to help. Until he sees an ad in the newspaper.

What kind of woman advertises for a husband? Especially a woman from the incredibly wealthy Cargill family. At first it doesn’t mean much to him, but then he begins to wonder. State law says that a divorced couple had to split their assets down the middle. Even half of her fortune would be more than enough.

Then he meets Catherine Cargill in person. All red hair and opinions, she tells him something that surprises him. It seems like they’re both looking for the same thing. It also seems like his attraction to her isn’t one sided. Catherine shares his dreams and his bed with enthusiasm and he starts to hope that the marriage might be more than a sham.

Then she discovers something he never wanted her to know. Will secrets from his past tear apart everything they’ve managed to build?

THE HIGHLANDER’S ENGLISH PRINCESS

This exciting tale of a war that is going on between England and Scotland, and a love affair that gets entwined with the struggle, will leave you wanting more.

A young aristocrat named Elizabeth gets sucked into the war and falls in love with a young Scottish non-commissioned officer named Hamish. The two of them work together to overcome the English tyranny and storm the castle of a despot Prince who also plans on becoming Elizabeth’s husband through a system of arranged marriage. The war ensues and a battle erupts where Hamish’s and Elizabeth’s very lives are at stake.

The other battle, one that is domestic, also rages on as Hamish has to win over Elizabeth’s family. Find out if the ending is a happy one by reading this tale of hostile encounters, human growth, and intimate and family relationships.

Saved By a Cowboy

Tina is an unhappy young adult who was adopted into a white family. Her parents want the best for her but know that she won’t find a husband in their little western town. Because of this, they set her up to be a mail-order bride, which means that she will have to marry someone that she has not chosen for herself. She does have two friends, though, Kate and Eric, who are very supportive. One afternoon when they are out at a picnic she meets the man of her dreams. A cowboy! But how to get around the fact that her parents still want to choose her husband?

Tina ends up making a plan that will allow her to marry her cowboy and make off with enough money to start a new life.

Romance and betrayal are to be found in abundance in this witty BWWM Western complete with cowboys, weddings, and shootouts. Saddle up and get ready for an adventure because that is what this book is all about.

Download this collection now and spice up your Kindle with these hot romance reads!

WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a stand alone romance with an HEA. This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.



Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7] (Golden Deer Classics)

by Marcel Proust

In Search of Lost Time (French: Ã? la recherche du temps perdu)â?? previously also translated as Remembrance of Things Past, is a novel in seven volumes, written by Marcel Proust (1871-1922). It is considered to be his most prominent work, known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the “episode of the madeleine” which occurs early in the first volume. It gained fame in English in translations by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin as Remembrance of Things Past, but the title In Search of Lost Time, a literal rendering of the French, has gained usage since D. J. Enright adopted it for his revised translation published in 1992.

The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages, as they existed only in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert.



Love on Ice

by Olivia West

Hannah Avery is a figure skater who has had everything figured out since she was eleven years old; skate for Erica Summers (the best trainer in her state), become a pair skater with the incredibly talented Francis, win the U.S. Championships, and become a professional. But when tragedy strikes and she breaks her leg, her future hangs in the balance. Francis and Erica abandon her, and the only thing she can do is accept a job at the law firm where her best friend Anya works. When Hannah meets the dashing Andrew on the ice rink near her office, he tries to convince her to get back on the ice, but her fears of falling hold her back. The more Hannah learns about Andrew the more she realizes that he is not only a key to her dream, but also to a life she had never planned.



Lonelyhearts Pawn Shop

by susan smith nash

These daily thoughts and predictions create an avant-garde pastiche, a “Tender Buttons” for the 21st century, that unites daily reflections, astrological predictions, visits to your local psychic or soothsayer, and a whimsical entrepreneurial woman.

Moreover, it is not an ordinary pawn shop, but one that provides low-interest micro-loans to woman-owned enterprises. You might say she’s an idealist. You could also say she’s curious about cultures, about finding out what makes people make meaning out of the random detritus of their lives. Her motto for living: Make It Happen. In buying Lonelyhearts Pawn Shop, she made something happen, even if it was not quite what she intended.



Screaming at the Storm: And Other Very Short Stories

by Robert Roy Britt

The water rises, pushes harder. Fingernails dig into a tiny crevice. Inching forward.

Britt packs his very short stories with pithy descriptions, terse dialogue and edgy little plots.

Screaming at the Storm will have you clinging by your fingernails. But not for long. The story is a superquick, rollicking read, like the others in this tiny collection from the author of the Eli Quinn mystery series.

If novels are dinner, wine and desert, consider this 99-cent gem a scrumptious little truffle.

Praise for Robert Roy Britt’s Drone, an Eli Quinn Mystery:

“A brisk detective novel sequel that packs a punch.”

â?? Kirkus Reviews

“A delightful read, a page turner.”

“You will not be able to put it down.”

“Britt has a keen feel for dialogue.”

â?? Amazon Readers



The Weekend Girlfriend

by Emily Walters

Jessica has worked hard to be the paralegal that hotshot, sexy attorney Kyle needs. Unfortunately he doesn’t see her as just his paralegal but also his own personal assistant. When he blames her for a mix-up in his personal life, Jessica sees no other option but to quit, thinking that her time with him is over. Much to her surprise, Kyle makes a proposition to her that she never thought she would hear coming from his lips. He needs a temporary girlfriend for his sister’s wedding and he wants her to be that person. Jessica accepts the challenge and finds herself thrown into his world, learning things about him she never knew. The more time she spends with him outside of work, the more she is drawn to Kyle. As the wedding draws near, she finds herself fighting off some strong feelings for the man. When the wedding weekend is over, will Jessica be able to walk away from Kyle with her heart intact?



Hysteria

by Myunique C. Green

Love. Rage. Tragedy

A collective work of fiction and poetry, Hysteria introduces readers to the writing style, imagination and madness of bestselling author, Myunique C. Green, with 10 unforgettable stories and 5 inspiring poems.



Aru onna no saiban (Japanese Edition)

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ChicoMadre & the Little Pussycats of Firenze: A Thrilling Action Novel (Espionage, Mystery & Suspense)

by Lavi Vanounou

A fresh and comic look into the crazy mind of a lavish Mossad agent

In the year 2006, after the end of the second Lebanon War, Israeli Mossad makes hasty decision to put out a contract on five wealthy Hezbollah-affiliated Arabs, residing in Europe. Agent “Chico” is assigned for the job.

He’s a 30-something Mossad agent of a new kind: the kind that stays with the agency to maintain the lavish and expensive lifestyle he and his Italian girlfriend are perusing in the city of Florence. Naturally, Chico is elated to exploit the assassination missions in Western Europe as his personal pre-Christmas shopping spree. But surprising turns of events lead to a completely different scenario, which he could not expect…

A comic visit to the life of a thrill-seeking Mossad agent

The new circumstances awaken in Chico a dormant conscience he did not know he possessed. Foe the first time, he is drawn to a personal reflection of the life and the profession he had chosen for himself. Between his dangerous and rewarding profession, and the dull life of an average Joe, what will he chose?

A hilarious action drama that dispels the myth of patriotic Israeli secret agents

As the pressure grows, Chico’s mind begins to play tricks on him. He drifts into a wacky dream-like state mind, involving occasional musical encounters and argumentations with talking cats. Will he survive this mission and get promoted, or end-up like one of his contracts?

The Middle East conflict never looked so nutty. A fantastic action drama with an edge that will take you to uncharted and hilarious territories!

Get your copy of CHICOMADRE & The Little Pussycats of Firenze now!



Recuerdos del pasado (Spanish Edition)

by Vicente Pérez Rosales

Recuerdos del pasado, publicada en 1882 a manera de folletín en el diario La �poca y como libro en 1886, es una obra autobiográfica basada en las memorias y apuntes de viajes de Vicente Pérez Rosales. Allí narra sus vivencias, no solo en nuestro país, desde los inicios de la independencia y luego durante la colonización alemana en Llanquihue, sino también en Argentina, Europa y California.
La obra se constituye como una de las más relevantes de la literatura nacional, pues en ella se registran descripciones de las costumbres y tradiciones de la época, de la vida política y social, de la geografía del país, del esfuerzo de los colonos en el sur de Chile, entre otros aspectos fundamentales de nuestra historia. De este modo, a pesar de la escritura testimonial, en primera persona, el extenso relato sobrepasa los límites de lo personal y se ha convertido en un importante registro histórico del siglo XIX.
El volumen se divide en veinticinco capítulos, los que se inician en 1814, cuando Pérez Rosales era un niño y su entorno era el Santiago de la Patria Vieja, y concluyen alrededor de 1860, cerca de finalizar el gobierno de Montt. Así, el relato, entre muchas otras cosas, va dando cuenta de la transformación y el progreso que vivió la ciudad, que comienza siendo una especie de “aldea” hasta convertirse en una gran capital.
Se trata de obra de un valor incalculable y un aporte precioso a la historia y la literatura chilenas.



CAPITAL SINS

by PETER CUNNINGHAM

“An absorbing and fascinating read.” Amazon reviewer, C.M. Barrett. 5 stars“I really enjoyed this and could not out it down.” Amazon reviewer, Dan. 5 stars“Hilarious! Brilliantly crafted satire.” Amazon reviewer, Naomi Powell. 5 stars



Skin Deep

by Catherine Barry

Finn has felt unhappy with her looks since she was a childâ?¦

Her brothers’ hand-me-down clothes and cheap, ugly possessions set her apart from all of the other little girls she knew.

Instead of frilly pink dresses and sparkling white socks, she had shorts and jackets made out of old curtains.

As an adult, Finn has hidden her disgraceful and embarrassing body behind a succession of overly large clothing, promising she’ll lose ten more pounds and finally fit into that size 14â?¦but constantly sneaking choccies into her pockets to gorge on in private.

If only she were beautiful and sexy, she thinks, she would finally find the happiness she so desperately craves â?? a happiness, or lack thereof, that she believes is linked directly to her disappointing chest size.

Blaming her dysfunctional childhood, failed relationships, and poor job prospects for her lacklustre image and inability to get ahead in life, Finn decides that the only way to turn things around and make her life one worth living is to go under the knifeâ?¦and finally get the 36C body she’s always dreamed of.

Despite the reassuring words of her friends and co-workers that there is nothing wrong with who she already is, Finn is determined to have the surgery.

In doing so, she is succumbing to a societal preoccupation with beauty and looks that has convinced her that as long as she remains the way she is, she’ll never be able to live her life to the fullest.

Post-operative Finn’s life changes dramatically â?? but is it all she imagined it would be?

Praise for Catherine Barry

â??Rich with Irish humour and universal truths, Skin Deep cuts through the world’s outer shell to reveal real, flawed people you care about’ â??Cathy Kelly

Catherine Barry was born in 1963 and grew up in a home in which the love of books was encouraged. She began keeping a diary when she was six. Her first novel, The House That Jack Built , was published in 2001, followed by Null & Void in 2002, with her first nonfiction title, Charlie & Me , published in 2011. She lives in Dublin.



Jacob’s Courage: A Holocaust Love Story

Jacob’s Courage chronicles the dazzling beauty of passionate love and enduring bravery in a lurid world where the innocent are brutally murdered. This is a tender coming of age love story of two young Jews when the Nazi war machine enters Austria. Follow lovers Jacob and Rachael from their comfortable Salzburg homes to a decrepit ghetto, from there to a prison camp where they secretly become man and wife. Revel in their excitement as they escape through a tunnel, join the local partisans and fight the Nazis. Finally ride the fetid terrifying train to Auschwitz. Stung by the death of loved-ones, enslaved and starved, the young lovers have nothing to count on but faith, love and courage. From desperation and despair, to unforgettable moments of chaste beauty, Jacob’s Courage examines a constellation of emotions



The Lottery

by J. E. Abramson

A man on the edge of despair struggles for renewal in the face of lost time.



QUESTING BEASTS

by J.B. Aspinall

Four novellas about hapless hunters and elusive quarries:

THE SEA: Two drinkers in a Scarborough bar consider the inexplicable dénouement of a love-affair forty years earlier. Masquerading as a detective-story, it is a poetic statement about love and an allegory of the relationship between artist and audience.

OLD LOVE’S DOMAIN: News of the death of Alison, last seen in Paris in 1968, takes Jeremy on a Hardyesque journey of nostalgia that ends surprisingly. A lament for the second half of the Twentieth Century by a despondent but unrepentant socialist.

IMAGERY OF DAY DESIRES: George dreams about a woman who has no place in his waking life: he lost his chance of her on a bus eighteen years earlier. His search for Jenny toys with the concept of alternative existences but basically this is a naturalistic study of delusion.

THE GIRL HE CHOSE: In the shambolic world of the future Precinct Frendlicop Kyriakos, investigating the deaths of two consumers of drug-induced fantasies at the Dream Palace, is compelled to undergo the perilous adventures himself to solve the case.



Hakuchi no haha (Japanese Edition)

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Operation Salazar

by Dan Lawton

A home invasion uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to overthrow a nationwide criminal enterprise.

For Marco Salazar, it was supposed to be a routine home invasion. Except, as he learned, there’s no such thing. With the help of his longtime friend, Antonio Esposito – the soft-spoken wingman – and his pizzeria-owning uncle, Amelio “Big Sal”, Marco’s journey for righteousness for his falsely imprisoned father, Bartolo, leads them through the suburbs of Boston. A string of home invasions leaves the trio just shy of having the money needed for Bartolo’s defense attorney’s retainer, and they’ve saved their prime target for last. But even the target – a 1941 Victorian in a quiet neighborhood in Stoneham – has secrets trapped deep within its walls, and unlocking them might unravel a whole new world that has its own set of rules. And the players who loom in the shadows are ruthless, with its net stretching even wider than anyone could imagine. Nobody can be trusted.

And that’s only the beginning.

What the secrets may reveal could tear down an underground criminal enterprise, and it threatens to destroy everything that Marco has worked for. Families will be torn apart, bonds will be broken, and faith in one another will be put into question. All the while, the clock is ticking on Bartolo. And if Marco somehow makes it out alive, his life will be changed forever.



Kuidoraku fuyu no maki (Japanese Edition)

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Kojiki no meiyo (Japanese Edition)

by ä¼? è?¤ é?? æ?

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Madoi (Japanese Edition)

by ä¼?è?¤é??æ?

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Due cigni a Manhattan (Italian Edition)

by Sandra Rotondo

Quando il giovane Ted viene investito da una Limousine,in pieno centro a Manhattan, nessuno si accorge che sotto i jeans, la parrucca e il berretto da football, si nasconde Catherine, una ragazza dai gusti particolari…
Questa è la storia di un Lord inglese e di una Escort. E’ la storia di Ted e del suo Inglese. E’ la storia di Lily e di Catherine. E’ una storia dove quello che appare, è più di quello che si mostra. E’ la storia di Due Cigni… senza identità sessuale.

Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. II
Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. III
Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. IV
Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. V
Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. VI
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And When the Arguing’s Over…: Contemporary Plays

by Garry Crystal

And When the Arguing’s Overâ?¦where will you be and what will you have achieved?

People argue on a daily basis but conflicts are not always what they initially appear to be. Sometimes a little perception is needed to read between the lines in order to discover the truth.

Six plays covering themes such as following the herd and selling out at work. The desire to be noticed, fiction versus non-fiction, fact versus memory and the comforting lies we tell each other and ourselves to make life a little easier. And hope – because without hope, even misguided hope, what would be the point in arguing?

“The other thing about lying is that the liar is banking on two things. They are hoping that the person being lied to is gullible enough to believe, and it’s also not even that they think they are gullible, it’s that they know the person they are lying to well enough that they know the person won’t push it any further because they know the person they are lying to wants to believe the lie.” – The Elephant Frowned

Hecklers – a stand-up comedian is heckled on stage during a comedy festival leading to a debate on originality in art versus following the herd in order to obtain an audience.

Appraising – a depressed employee attends a work appraisal where a character defining question is asked – would you would remain in hell if the devil paid you enough?

The Elephant Frowned – a journalist interviews a film director and breaks through an idealized personality to uncover truth, lies and manipulation. But what is reality and what is fiction when everyone has an agenda?

Happilyâ?¦everâ?¦ – one person wants to get married, the other doesn’t. The eternal argument. Does love actually exist when marriage becomes a deal-breaker?

Algeciras – the morning after. Two strangers who have spent the night together spend the next morning trying to convince each other that further contact is and isn’t required.

The Seawall – a short meeting between two people, but what is this rendezvous actually about.

These plays are included in the anthology All of Us With Our Pointless Worries and Inconsequential Dramas

Cover photo courtesy of dollen

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Review

“Although these stories themes deal with the subject of arguing, this is not to say that these are angry, bitter tales. They are infused with a healthy dose of humor and wit that Crystal’s previous work is known for. It takes a lot of talent to be able to write fully realized stories using only dialogue.

In “Appraising”, the setting is a job interview. As you read on, you’re not quite clear exactly who these characters are. From the dialogue alone, you assume one character is a man, the other is a woman, but you aren’t sure which is which, and the realization creeps up on you, little by little, and just when you’re finally trying to come to grips with your own assumptions about gender, he deftly pulls the rug out from under you and offers another beautiful twist. That I will leave up to you to see after you read this wonderful story.”

In “Algecerias”, keeping with the theme of this collection, a young couple argue and you feel like you’re eavesdropping on an intimate moment in their relationship. The most interesting thing about this story to me is the fact that while it’s composed strictly of dialogue, you can see the setting: I imagine it being in the bedroom, sheets in disarray, each holding their own on their side of the bed, the imaginary barrier between them as they each try to make their point but to no avail. Anyone who’s been in a relationship will no doubt relate to this story but it’s the power of the language that virtually dictates the visuals that impressed me the most; and the great thing about such a story is that it will always be different for those who read it, most likely relating their own experience into the piece.” Julian Gall



Isho no ichibu yori (Japanese Edition)

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Justin Therét’s Guide to a Better Life: a novel despite its title

by Karl Fandkin

Bored billionaire, Walter Hudgins, takes an elevator full of people hostage at his own hotel’s grand opening for a million dollars ransom of his own money. Every word in the prior sentence happens, pretty much by the third chapter, but that’s not what this story is about, although it has a major influence. This is a boy meets girl, boy does his best to impress girl, boy gets girl and, in an awkward post-coital moment, boy loses girl story. The boy, forty something Justin Therét, angeleno, cycling enthusiast, former advertising executive, lottery winner, divorcee and would be writer. The girl, Suzanne (Zany) Farmington, Chicagoan, recently kicked out of her apartment after watching her fiancee’s sex video, literary agent hosting a convention for on-line writers at Walter’s hotel.

Although things get explosive, literally when the police helicopter onto the Hotel Colossus’ roof, our focus remains on Justin’s attempts to win Suzanne. He guides her though a chaotic week in San Diego. Along the way they encounter dauntless paraplegic Marine wheelchair basketball players, Miss J’s soulful shoe store, JNY – a TV and Film comedy themed restaurant, The Girls – elite cyclists trying to wrest the Rosarito to Ensenada record from The Boys – elite and amateur cyclists lead by Big Joe Holzman, Tucker Grant – an Australian who was touring the world on his bicycle before Walter, inadvertently, blew it up (Tucker’s bicycle, not the world).

Excerpts from Justin’s book, the eponymously titled Justin Therét’s Guide to a Better Life, punctuate the action giving insights to Justin’s rather unusual approach to every situation. In the end, most major characters couple up, but who ends up with whom? To find out, you’ll need to read this madcap romantic comedy of misdirection, misunderstanding, miscalculation and, well, don’t miss it.



Muj und der Herzerlfresser von Kindberg: Ein Südbahn-Krimi (INSPEKTOR MUJ ERMITTELT) (German Edition)

by Christoph Wagner

WAS HAT EIN MYSTERIÃ?SER MORDFALL MIT EINER ALTEN HEIMATSAGE ZU TUN? INSPEKTOR MUJ ERMITTELT

Ein Mordfall in Kindberg, der idyllischen steirischen Kleinstadt an der Südbahn-Strecke, das wäre an und für sich schon ungewöhnlich genug aber wenn dann noch der Brustkorb der Leiche fein säuberlich geöffnet und das Herz verschollen ist, dann wird auch der sonst stets gelassene Bezirksinspektor Muj hellhörig:
Hat etwa der lokale Satanisten-Zirkel seine Finger im Spiel? Oder ist gar ein Nachahmungstäter des berüchtigten “Herzerlfressers von Kindberg” aus der Barockzeit am tödlichen Werk? Der mürrische, stets eine Virginier paffende Muj setzt seine legendäre Körperfülle in Bewegung und taucht ein in die kriminellen und zwischenmenschlichen Abgründe, die sich in der verschlafenen Provinz südlich des Semmerings auftun …

“Mag der Titel auch noch so blutrünstig klingen, so ist der Krimi durchaus amüsant geschrieben. Die vielen originellen, skurrilen Charaktere nehmen einen mit auf eine kriminelle, aber auch kulinarische Reise durch die Steiermark. Ein durch und durch schmackhaftes Krimivergnügen des Restaurantkritikers Christoph Wagner!”



Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. II (Italian Edition)

by Sandra Rotondo

Quando il giovane Ted viene investito da una Limousine,in pieno centro a Manhattan, nessuno si accorge che sotto i jeans, la parrucca e il berretto da football, si nasconde Catherine, una ragazza dai gusti particolari…
Questa è la storia di un Lord inglese e di una Escort. E’ la storia di Ted e del suo Inglese. E’ la storia di Lily e di Catherine. E’ una storia dove quello che appare, è più di quello che si mostra. E’ la storia di Due Cigni… senza identità sessuale.

Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. II
Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. III
Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. IV
Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. V
Due Cigni a Manhattan Vol. VI

La storia prosegue. Seguitemi sulla mia pagina FB.



La tua misura esteriore (Italian Edition)

by Giuseppe Lastaria

LA TUA MISURA ESTERIORE è il primo e-book italiano finanziato da sponsor, per questo è GRATUITO.
Con prefazione di ANDREA G. PINKETTS e postfazione di LUCIANO DE CRESCENZO.
Un libro che ha già conquistato MIGLIAIA DI LETTORI e che sta per essere tradotto in DIVERSI PAESI DEL MONDO.
Da oltre quattro mesi nella CLASSIFICA BEST SELLER di AMAZON.

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“La tua misura esteriore funziona ad orologeria!” Andrea G. Pinketts

“La tua misura esteriore convince, ci sono colpi di scena e, per tutta la durata del romanzo, il lettore si chiederà cosa stia per accadere, senza trovare la risposta giusta se non lasciandosi guidare da Lastaria”.
Recensionelibro.it

Ã? un crescendo di confessioni e di vicende che catalizzano l’attenzione del lettore.
Nuovepagine.it

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Una media di 4,5 stelle su 5 nei principali store on-line:

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COSA SI NASCONDE DIETRO UN SILENZIO DURATO VENTI LUNGHISSIMI ANNI?

“La tua memoria non è un archivio organico di ricordi, ma una soffitta colma di scatole disposte in ordine sparso. Tutte ben chiuse, come prima di un trasloco. La maggior parte sono impilate tra loro ed estrarne bruscamente una significherebbe far cadere le altre; rischio che tu, naturalmente, non hai nessuna intenzione di correre.
Da quanto tempo ti stai tenendo alla larga dal tuo passato?”

Pietro Patrizi è un imprenditore di successo, che negli anni ha saputo costruire un vasto impero finanziario unitamente ad una solida vita affettiva. Eppure, proprio quando la sua parabola esistenziale sembra toccare il vertice più alto, una serie di vicende apparentemente di poca importanza – la lettura di un libro, un lapsus, l’incontro con una vecchia amica – incatenano la sua mente ad un inconfessabile ricordo, destinato a cambiare per sempre il suo destino. E, forse, quello di un intero Paese.
Spetterà al commissario Serravalle il compito di provare a far luce su un’indagine decisamente fuori dagli schemi.
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L’autore:
GIUSEPPE LASTARIA è nato a Roma nel 1976.
Dopo aver collaborato con numerose riviste italiane, pubblicando oltre trecento articoli su temi di attualità, musica e spettacolo, dal 2002 lavora in ambito editoriale. L’ultima casa editrice da lui fondata porta il suo cognome, la Lastaria Edizioni, ed è specializzata nella pubblicazione di best seller internazionali.



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