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Christmas Sleigh Ride by Matthew Keville Christmas Sleigh Ride by Matthew Keville Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 1132 words Read a sample
You think you know him. You don't. He is so much older than you think. He has worn many masks and many names down the ages. But not matter how many masks he wears, no matter how many names we give him, how many roles he takes, he remembers the time before the ages began. And he remembers his first duty. In the darkest part of winter, he rides out to carry the light across the world.
A Killer For The Common Good by Michael Cook A Killer For The Common Good by Michael Cook Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 81105 words Sample 20%
During his early years in Tennessee, Sean O’Rourke acquires the life skills that will keep him alive later in life. From his parents he learns the importance of hard work and good manners as well as how to fight, shoot, and when to do so. He also learns that some people are truly evil and must be dealt with appropriately. At an early age he is forced to become...a killer for the common good.
Unfinished by Kendra C. Highley Unfinished by Kendra C. Highley Dec. 20, 2014 $0.99 19339 words Sample 20%
In a world where genetically-engineered humans serve as slave labor to “real” humans, ten-year-old Quinn is an anomaly. Designed with superior intelligence and physical attributes, he lives and trains at Maren DeGaul’s lakeside mansion, being readied for some mysterious purpose. But everything changes the day they introduce him to a new artificial, one who is both his equal and his soul-mate.
False Religions, Beliefs, and Teachings by Godsword Godswill Onu False Religions, Beliefs, and Teachings by Godsword Godswill Onu Dec. 20, 2014 $7.00 122822 words Sample 15%
There can’t be the false if there were not the true. Imitation exists because of the original. In the world today, there is the existence of the false, imitation, and fake. There are so many false religions, beliefs, and teachings in the world of man today.
I'm Not Different...I'm A Masochist by Robert E Vonne I'm Not Different...I'm A Masochist by Robert E Vonne Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 2041 words Read a sample
Why does it hurt so much to be me? What is wrong with just being who I am without harming others? The price of being different than the other bees in the hive is that they'll try to sting you to death. Still, I'd rather be an authentic me than be a mindless, soulless cipher, always being and doing as I'm told. It takes a little masochism, though. Mature content. ~1720 words.
Bobbing for Daddy (& his friends) by Charlie Mitchell Snow Bobbing for Daddy (& his friends) by Charlie Mitchell Snow Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 21649 words Sample 15%
Paige has always been REALLY close to her step-father; more so, in fact, than to her mom. As a teen, she still loved to snuggle up on his lap while he watched TV or read a book; and he loved having her there. Jealousy of this may be the reason Paige's mom went off with another man. Now Paige is 23 years old and moving back home to take care of her father's needs... AND her own.
One Way Ticket by william cook One Way Ticket by william cook Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 10787 words Read a sample
Fast Train To Hell . . . From the belly of the swamp issues forth a visit in the middle of the night from a force as dark and unimaginable as hell itself. Poor pig-farmer Abel Laroux, must battle the demons of his past as well as the nightmarish reality of the present, as he confronts a devilish visitor who has come to collect on an outstanding debt, inherited by Abel from his forefathers.
Water Maze by E.F. Jacks Water Maze by E.F. Jacks Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 66505 words Sample 20%
A rafting trip, a stalker, and a girl out of her element. Only his sacrifice will save her. After an embarrassing incident at college, Pauline drops out and moves back home, while trying to cope with her sister’s suicide. Struggling to rebuild his life after Afghanistan, former Marine turned river guide Ellis takes work wherever he can find it. They are in a race against time and the elements.
A Guide to Creating Your Own Internet Radio Station: You Can Do It for Free Also by j g A Guide to Creating Your Own Internet Radio Station: You Can Do It for Free Also by j g Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 4995 words Sample 20%
So, you think you have what it takes to be a DJ and broadcaster? Awesome news for you! And guess what? This is very lucky news for you because in today's technology, it allows anyone who wants to do what was once a limited to a very small percentage of people.
The First Tenet by Mario Molinari The First Tenet by Mario Molinari Dec. 20, 2014 $3.99 77582 words Sample 20%
Vengeance is the weapon. Paranoia, the bullet. Prophecy, the trigger.
Simon Says by Ann Stratton Simon Says by Ann Stratton Dec. 20, 2014 $1.99 1906 words
A short story of finding a home and what one person and a rat will do to keep it.
gnoseología quechua by jaime salazar gnoseología quechua by jaime salazar Dec. 20, 2014 $1.99 9947 words Sample 20%
reqsisqaykikama rimakunki Habla de acuerdo a tu conocimiento. (filosofía andina)
To the Hessian Hills by Dirk Hessian To the Hessian Hills by Dirk Hessian Dec. 20, 2014 $4.99 29749 words Sample 15%
A Hessian mercenary soldier’s tale of his experiences in the American Revolutionary War. Young German art plasterwork apprentice in the Lower Saxony town of Lüneberg, Johann, enlists to go fight for the British in America. His motivation in doing so is to remain one step ahead of the artisan master husband of a scheming and unattended young wife as well as the anger of the ducal father of a . . .
The Beauty for Ashes Trilogy Box Set by Dayo Benson The Beauty for Ashes Trilogy Box Set by Dayo Benson Dec. 20, 2014 $4.50 345710 words Sample 20%
This is a collection of the three books in the popular Beauty for Ashes Series. Books Included: 1. Raw Deal 2. Red Carpet 3. Refiner's Fire
Coding Facebook Apps by cristopherbrave Coding Facebook Apps by cristopherbrave Dec. 20, 2014 $18.00 0 words Sample 5%
This Book Is One Of The Most Valuable Resources In The World When It Comes To The Ultimate Guide Of Creating Killer Facebook Applications!
The Great Deception by davidberko The Great Deception by davidberko Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 47474 words Sample 20%
The Great Deception opens up with a military operation conducted by the Free Republic of North America well underway. Operation Switchblade's purpose is to salvage military hardware and specs otherwise in danger of falling in the wrong hands. Meanwhile on the other side of the world Mossad agents Tryone Banks and Seth Markov leave the safe house in Moldova for an assignment in Germany.
Homeless And Living In A Van by Char Earl Homeless And Living In A Van by Char Earl Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 14538 words Sample 20%
Read about two homeless young people who end up living together in a van.
Fae Warrior (Soulstealer Trilogy #3) by Nicolette Reed Fae Warrior (Soulstealer Trilogy #3) by Nicolette Reed Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 97109 words Sample 20%
Valora Delos – a fae of Dell’Aria – has spent her life battling the unknown foe responsible for her mother’s death. Now she is racing against the clock to keep the Demon King of Acheron from invading the Realms. Cryptic prophecies and cagey spells take Valora through hell and back. As if that weren’t enough – someone else’s agenda could prevent Valora from being the one to “save us all.”
Her Secret Desire by C.W. Stokes Her Secret Desire by C.W. Stokes Dec. 20, 2014 $0.99 11092 words Sample 10%
Emma St. Claire is finally home after traveling around the world for several years, much to the surprise of her family. Fate would deal her an interesting turn when she agrees to help her friend at a business dinner.
The Fisherman's Daughter by K. Scott Lewis The Fisherman's Daughter by K. Scott Lewis Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 18953 words Read a sample
Sold into slavery and unwilling to accept her fate, Meiri escapes and flees into the forbidden woods. The elf prince finds her. Obsessed by a secret glamour he can’t control, he breaks all his people’s taboos to possess her. But desire makes slaves of its owners, and once more unwilling to submit to fate, she uses the prince as her instrument of vengeance even as she negotiates for her freedom.
Secret Indulgence by C.W. Stokes Secret Indulgence by C.W. Stokes Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 34687 words Sample 10%
What do Cotton Candy and Champagne have in common? A forgotten night, the desire to remember and the realization that not everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Snowed In by Katerina Love Snowed In by Katerina Love Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 23886 words Read a sample
When Kara knocks on antisocial Mr. Brier's door, he is unwilling to help her. However, the approaching blizzard makes it impossible to turn her away. While they drive each other crazy at every turn, a passion that cannot be ignored sparks between them in this holiday story.
Callie, a Lagarta do Natal by Smiley Balloon Callie, a Lagarta do Natal by Smiley Balloon Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 0 words Read a sample
Uma história de Natal para toda a família. Callie a lagarta do Natal se perde. Ele encontra esperança no nascimento de Jesus!
The Lie in Your Mind's Eye by CCBaley The Lie in Your Mind's Eye by CCBaley Dec. 20, 2014 $1.00 3167 words Sample 20%
A serious book based on true events about assisting high school youth seeking to do copycat suicides during the 1990's. Texas was experiencing a rash of teenage suicides at the time. Students at the school I taught were exhibiting behavior that would have led to copycat attempts. This story played a pivotal role in redirecting students from this behavior.
Bloodied by BC Chrestians Bloodied by BC Chrestians Dec. 20, 2014 $3.99 77040 words Sample 20%
Everyone tells Detective Jon Rio that he killed a man he swears is still alive. Not only is he still alive, but he’s killing again. These killings seem to have no reason, but Rio will find out that the actions of his past are the reasons for the violence. The one way Jon Rio can make it right, by finding his kidnapped partner before its too late. Everyone has a reason to hate Detective Jon Rio.
Giant Dreams and Dragons by CCBaley Giant Dreams and Dragons by CCBaley Dec. 20, 2014 $1.00 6808 words Sample 20%
A tale of a disrespected professor who dreams of a project that makes him superior to all his peers. A success can sometimes be a failure. But what happens when the success is spectacular? Perhaps you could call it a killer.
The Accidental Gigolo by Richard Thor The Accidental Gigolo by Richard Thor Dec. 20, 2014 $3.00 4533 words Sample 20%
The ‘Accidental Gigolo’ is the first in a series of stories exploring a young man’s sexual escapades as he embarks on a career as a Gigolo. His adventures are fun and diverse as he enjoys fulfilling each client’s unique sexual requests. In book 1 our Accidental Gigolo meets Monica, a high powered executive. Can our young Gigolo live up to expectations and satisfy her or embarrasses himself & run
Zero Hour, Shifting Power by davidberko Zero Hour, Shifting Power by davidberko Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 65112 words Read a sample
It's the year 2041 and a lot has happened since. The Great Economic Collapse of '39, the Riots of 2040...all culminating into the Second Civil War in 2041. The dust has barely settled and there are already new enemies, new conflicts.  When the fog of war lifted, America was carved up into six sections, all ruled by despots who answered to no one. Almost no one. There is however this one organizat
Le Pietre di Talarana IV - Parte I by Alessandro H. Den Le Pietre di Talarana IV - Parte I by Alessandro H. Den Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 14078 words Read a sample
Anteprima gratuita dei primi 3 capitoli del romanzo Le Pietre di Talarana 4, a gennaio 2015 in tutti gli store!
Four for Christmas by Linda Jordan Four for Christmas by Linda Jordan Dec. 20, 2014 $3.99 23661 words Sample 20%
Four heartwarming Christmas stories to light up the season. Stories filled with magic, crazy decorating and just a little mayhem. Includes: 'Jokul Frosti', 'The Christmas Tree', 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' and 'The Best Little Christmas Ever'.
Captivity by Ladie LeBlanc Captivity by Ladie LeBlanc Dec. 20, 2014 $9.99 72221 words Sample 10%
Lies, deceit, corrupt prison officers and a corrupt prison system. Melanie enters the world of the corrupt prison system only to fall in love with a highly ridiculed inmate.
Flight of the Maita Book 42: Con Game  Collector's Edition by CD Moulton Flight of the Maita Book 42: Con Game Collector's Edition by CD Moulton Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 61486 words Sample 10%
Somebody pulling some kind of con game on the vacation worlds? Jornians? When the empire has Z, a Terran? Amateurs! They don't have a chance!
Physician, Heal Thyself: One Woman's Journey Along The Oregon Trail (A Christian Love Story & Tale Of Survival & Faith) by Victoria Otto Physician, Heal Thyself: One Woman's Journey Along The Oregon Trail (A Christian Love Story & Tale Of Survival & Faith) by Victoria Otto Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 14722 words Sample 20%
One female doctor strikes out alone along the Oregon Trail, to meet up with a man she met in California, and to help him take care of sick Native Americans. After she helps deliver a baby, her fate takes a turn for the worse.
Tombs by TJ Vargo Tombs by TJ Vargo Dec. 20, 2014 $0.99 105880 words Sample 20%
Curtis Monroe is living the wrong life. He hates being a thief, his buddies who stole his get-out-of-town money, the crime lords who destroyed his family, and the idea of facing off with the killer who's on the crime lords payroll. But he knows he can't start a new life until he erases the old one. It's a fight he can't win, but one he can't turn away from. Welcome to the city of Tombs
The Paul T. Goldman Chronicles: TARGET by Ryan Sinclair The Paul T. Goldman Chronicles: TARGET by Ryan Sinclair Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 40241 words Sample 10%
In Paul T. Goldman's true story, "Double Wife | Double Life," Paul made the shocking discovery that his wife was part of an international sex trafficking ring, led by her pimp, Royce Rocco. In this fictional sequel, Paul assembles an unlikely team, including the hit man hired to kill him, and heads to London, Paris and then Moscow tracking leads to Royce's criminal organization.
The To Hell With You Diaries by Mark Trimeloni The To Hell With You Diaries by Mark Trimeloni Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 95501 words Read a sample
Philip’s best friend Jacob sits naked in a wheelchair. The secret behind the accident that got him there is too horrific to believe. Even as Michael, Jacob’s father, fights his own demons to free his son, Philip is the only hope. Philip must deal with his own sexual abuse to find Jacob and free him from the other side. A place of pedophiles and demons hell bent on possessing both boys.
Best of the Best Modern Jazz by K Kelly McElroy Best of the Best Modern Jazz by K Kelly McElroy Dec. 20, 2014 $9.99 10703 words Sample 20%
So you would like to own a respectable modern jazz collection, but don’t know where to start! Many people do not have the time or money to spend thousands of dollars to find out what is really a masterpiece - do you? No need to worry because the “Best of” team under the direction of K Kelly has spent all the time and money for you
Village Streets by W.R. Rodriguez Village Streets by W.R. Rodriguez Dec. 20, 2014 $0.99 5036 words Sample 50%
Mary Ann McDonell's poetry offers humor and insight as it shares scenes of New York and shares her experience with aging and widowhood.
Save As by Tyler Stalkie Save As by Tyler Stalkie Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 9559 words Read a sample
Denver is about to start work on his next book. He seeks out a secluded cabin in Colorado as his place to write. A night of intense wind and rain changes everything. Denver finds himself trapped under the dirt with only his laptop and imagination. In complete isolation and left to his own devices, Denver uses the tools of his trade to document the ultimate survival story.
Principles of Life in The Anointing by Dr Kitty Malone Principles of Life in The Anointing by Dr Kitty Malone Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 2332 words Sample 10%
If you are under a burden and feel that you are about to fall, turn to God. He is ready to lift you up,because of the anointing. He promised, "Call unto me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you know not." (Jeremiah 33:3).
Awareness - A Path To Spiritual And Physical Health And Well-Being by Glenn Molinari Awareness - A Path To Spiritual And Physical Health And Well-Being by Glenn Molinari Dec. 20, 2014 $4.99 74971 words Sample 20%
This Book Presents Information On Ways To Nurture And Take Care Of The Physical And Spiritual Bodies
All They Want for Christmas: A Novella by Christa Allan All They Want for Christmas: A Novella by Christa Allan Dec. 20, 2014 $0.99 22695 words Sample 10%
A new bakery to open. A broken engagement. Feuding mothers. Just what Levi and Holly wanted for Christmas.
A meeting with the president by Ibrahem Al-Ghazy A meeting with the president by Ibrahem Al-Ghazy Dec. 20, 2014 $0.99 4253 words Sample 20%
This narrative collection is varied, it includes a lot of charming short stories, it discusses a lot of issues, in so many aspects it depends on fancy. Speaking about trains which seem to be easy and realistic, talking about frogs which want to rule the world, it’s a fancy too but it surly has a point, where the frogs going up high building and tried to control the world.
História dos Campeonatos de Futebol em Portugal, 1986 a 1990 by Giusepe Giorgio História dos Campeonatos de Futebol em Portugal, 1986 a 1990 by Giusepe Giorgio Dec. 20, 2014 $2.60 58944 words Sample 20%
A mais completa obra sobre o futebol português em números. Este livro diz respeito ao período dos campeonatos de futebol, de 1986 a 1990, em que engloba todos os acontecimentos, histórias, finais, resultados e classificações das Ligas, Campeonatos Nacionais de 1ª, 2ª, 3ª e Taças de Portugal 
The Just Shall Live By Faith by Dr Kitty Malone The Just Shall Live By Faith by Dr Kitty Malone Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 3256 words Sample 10%
The Word states, that "the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Therefore, the just shall live by faith. Why? Blessings that come are from God on the basis of faith. Your faith in God sets you free to enjoy liberty in Christ. His liberty of freedom produces the fruits of righteousness, which are love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith and meekness (Galatians 5:22).
The Lifers - A Ghost Story by Edgar Million The Lifers - A Ghost Story by Edgar Million Dec. 20, 2014 Free! 5276 words Read a sample
There are different rules in the darkness. When she first starts her new job, working the night shift in a nocturnal call centre Elizabeth immediately knows something is wrong, a coldness in the atmosphere and her creepy colleagues watch her every move. There are different rules in the night. A dark secret lies at the heart of this community and Elizabeth doesn’t know if she wants to find out.
Prepare to Come About by Christine C. Wallace Prepare to Come About by Christine C. Wallace Dec. 20, 2014 $6.99 97820 words Sample 20%
Wallace chronicles her successful business that brought her accolades and awards. As her professional life soars, her family's lives spiral. Tales of teens in crisis and chaos illuminate the struggles of many working families. Events broadside her business causing a professional aftershock. Their lifeline comes in the form of a ship named Zodiac and its enigmatic captain.
Better Watch Out by Kyra Myles Better Watch Out by Kyra Myles Dec. 20, 2014 $1.99 20324 words Sample 20%
Gemma Charles and her family are officially homeless. Will the alien ready to offer Gemma a job be able to follow through with cash, or will he just be like her dad and disappear or die when the going gets tough? There's only one way to know, and Gemma is curious enough to find out. *** NOVELLA LENGTH CHRISTMAS STORY ***
Small, Dark, and Handsome by Kevin Patterson Small, Dark, and Handsome by Kevin Patterson Dec. 20, 2014 $2.99 78914 words Sample 20%
Ethan Anderson wants to find his soulmate, but at 5'6", he feels his options are limited. Eventually, he goes online and connects with Anna Collins, a born-again Christian who just may be the one. But, when she’s ready for a commitment, can Ethan ignore his misguided friends, abide by Anna’s celibate lifestyle, and look beyond her five-inch height advantage before she gives up and moves on?
One Page: Brisbane collected fiction and poetry 2014 by Catena Collective One Page: Brisbane collected fiction and poetry 2014 by Catena Collective Dec. 20, 2014 $1.99 17397 words Sample 20%
Poetry and fiction go together like Elizabeth and Darcy—a wonderful romance of passionate and beautiful language. Fall in love with our collection of the most honest, passionate, beautiful, and thought-provoking stories and poems published in One Page: Brisbane in 2014. This anthology is your gateway to a great romance with the city, culture, and talented authors of Brisbane.