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Killerground by Sharon Woods Hopkins Killerground by Sharon Woods Hopkins April 25, 2015 $2.99 70873 words Sample 20%
After the second mysterious death at Righteous Rewards Retreat, Rhetta McCarter re-examines her decision to help the neighboring landowner— a Native American tribe that her Foundation selected as its first project—build a museum. Avery Fielding, the enigmatic leader of the Retreat is determined to own the tribe’s land and warns Rhetta away.
The Canary In The Mine by Wim Baren The Canary In The Mine by Wim Baren April 25, 2015 $0.99 6080 words Sample 15%
A premonition of things to come, and what it might mean...
Love and War at Kent State by Jon Michael Miller Love and War at Kent State by Jon Michael Miller April 25, 2015 $9.99 181778 words Sample 10%
Part meticulously reported history, part non-sappy romance, "Love and War at Kent State" traces the slow, simmering, eventually erupting events of the May 4, 1970, campus shootings that killed four students and wounded nine. That day set off a nationwide student strike against the Vietnam War. Dr. Jerry M. Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Kent State, has termed this book "important."
Grey Areas 2: Ghosts of Winter by Brad Carl Grey Areas 2: Ghosts of Winter by Brad Carl April 25, 2015 $0.99 43117 words Sample 20%
Henry Fields/Barrett Greyson's goals once again become compromised as he finds himself in another struggle to keep both his freedom and his life. The people he left behind in Iowa and Colorado struggle with their own demons and the feds try to put all of the puzzle pieces together.
Forever Mortal by D.N. Leo Forever Mortal by D.N. Leo April 25, 2015 $2.99 43827 words Sample 20%
Thirty-three years’ worth of secrets fall on the shoulders of Ciaran and Madeline with a force that even their enduring love for each other might not help them survive. How much will they give, take, and sacrifice for each other and for those they love? The story will take you to the deepest corners of the minds of those who dare to love against all odds.
Second Time Around by L.K. Watts Second Time Around by L.K. Watts April 25, 2015 $2.99 65525 words Sample 20%
Phoebe Philips is perpetually single. At the age of thirty-two, she’s tried all the top dating tricks without success. So when her friend suggests she joins an online dating agency, Phoebe feels like she has nothing to lose. Despite her best efforts, the cyber dates don’t go to plan and things just go from bad to worse. Will Phoebe get her happy ever after, or is she doomed to be single for ever?
Biter Water Blues by Snubnose Press Biter Water Blues by Snubnose Press April 25, 2015 $4.99 98502 words Sample 20%
Joe wanted to leave is life as a hired killer behind him. Wanda was a cop who didn't know what she wanted. Hag just wanted to kill people. A lot of people. Their paths collide in a small Maine town.
Ignoble Deeds--A Short Story of the Paranormal by AC Smyth Ignoble Deeds--A Short Story of the Paranormal by AC Smyth April 25, 2015 Free! 6828 words Sample 30%
In the future, ghosts can be contained within the newly-discovered Paliakis fields. When an entrepreneur uses this phenomenon to create the worlds first 'spook zoo', Lila is at the head of the line to visit. And she has a more personal reason to be there than most.
Glassford Girl: Part 1 of the Emily Heart Time Jumper Series by Jay J. Falconer Glassford Girl: Part 1 of the Emily Heart Time Jumper Series by Jay J. Falconer April 25, 2015 $3.99 33185 words Sample 20%
Teleportation. Telepathy. Superior strength and speed. Abilities no homeless girl should be without. Despite her powerful abilities, Emily Heart just wants her old life back. The life she had before being abducted and genetically transformed against her will. Emily sets out to hold those responsible accountable for what they've done to her, but it won’t be easy. Not while living on the street.
Haikus: for the One Who Needs Them... by Becket Haikus: for the One Who Needs Them... by Becket April 25, 2015 $0.99 4508 words Sample 20%
Becket's haiku book meditates on the human condition with concise wording, utilizing the five-seven-five-syllable school, yet Becket adds his own method to make each work meaningful. Ranging from the humorous to the heartfelt, these haikus exemplify his ongoing endeavor to simply and encourage, comfort, empathize, and contemplate on the significant elements of life.
Pumped By A Pterodactyl (M/F Dinosaur Erotica) by Verity Vixxen Pumped By A Pterodactyl (M/F Dinosaur Erotica) by Verity Vixxen April 25, 2015 Free! 6834 words Read a sample
Dionna Donalson, a 27-year-old champion rock climber, has just discovered the world's greatest secret; a valley full of cloned dinosaurs. Handsome professor Liam Tomlin has a job for Dionna. It sounds easy, but Dionna is about to get a whole lot more pterodactyl than she bargained for! Features hot and steamy erotic dinosaur encounters! Mature audiences only!
Whose Novel? by Jason Pinaster Whose Novel? by Jason Pinaster April 25, 2015 $0.99 2472 words Sample 30%
An in-house editor wants to publish an author's novel in the name of the editor's son.
18 and Doing More: Story 57 of the 18 Collection by Candace Mia 18 and Doing More: Story 57 of the 18 Collection by Candace Mia April 25, 2015 Free! 3635 words Sample 20%
How dare those girls think they’re better than Martha. Now that she’s eighteen, she’s out to prove she can do as much as they do, even more.
Lessons in Art by Sam Eavis Lessons in Art by Sam Eavis April 25, 2015 $4.99 64844 words Sample 15%
He approached her and laid a hand on each buttock, apparently smoothing the already tight material across her bottom. Nicola kept perfectly still. After a few moments he took up the strap and positioned himself slightly behind her to her left. He paused to let her feel the anticipation of the first stroke. Then he swung the shaft of leather fiercely across her right buttock...
18 With Things to Prove: Story 56 of the 18 Collection by Candace Mia 18 With Things to Prove: Story 56 of the 18 Collection by Candace Mia April 25, 2015 Free! 3226 words Sample 20%
Her parents think her step brother’s friends are innocent and perfect. But Landa thinks she can prove them wrong. She’s about to learn a little about her brother’s friends and a lot about herself.
Tańcząc nad przepaścią  Moja walka z rakiem by Boleslaw Lutoslawski Tańcząc nad przepaścią Moja walka z rakiem by Boleslaw Lutoslawski April 25, 2015 Free! 12528 words Read a sample
O wieloletnich zmaganiach z rakiem, zakończonych pełnym wyzdrowieniem, opowiada nam przejmująco Bolesław Lutosławski. Przesłanie książki jest optymistyczne. Niesie ona nadzieję chorym, dotkniętym tą częstą i groźną chorobą. Autor nie ukrywa, że te lata "tańca nad przepaścią", to nie tylko terapia farmakologiczna i szpitalne mury. To walka z sobą samym: z lękiem, cierpieniem swoim i bliskich, walka
Q Suits y Alex Miller (Capítulo 4) by Juan Pablo Gómez Loaiza Q Suits y Alex Miller (Capítulo 4) by Juan Pablo Gómez Loaiza April 25, 2015 Free! 1820 words Read a sample
Alex Miller es el publicista de Q Suits, empresa de alta costura a las afueras de Londres. Vive como quiere y en su vida el dinero nunca ha sido un problema. Sin embargo, empieza a sentir que su vida no está completa, y ni siquiera el ambiente del Soho ni la compañía de guapos ligues de una noche consiguen llenarla. Todo cambia cuando conoce a Kyle, guapo y tímido becario a su cargo este semestre.
হজ্জ্ব ও ওমরাহ আদায়কারীর গাইড বুক / Hajj o Umrah Adaykari Guide Book (Bengali) by Ahsan Publication হজ্জ্ব ও ওমরাহ আদায়কারীর গাইড বুক / Hajj o Umrah Adaykari Guide Book (Bengali) by Ahsan Publication April 25, 2015 $0.99 13332 words Sample 10%
হাজীদের জন্য প্রয়োজন সহজ উপায়ে কোরআন ও হাদীসের মাপকাঠিতে প্রামাণ্য ও নির্ভরযোগ্য হজ্জ্ব ও ওমরাহর গাইড বুক। এই বইয়ের প্রতিটি মাসলা কোরআন ও বিশুদ্ধ হাদীস ভিত্তিক, তাই বইটির বিশ্বব্যাপী জনপ্রিয়তা রয়েছে। বইটি আরব বিশ্বের ঘরে ঘরে সমাদৃত এবং বিশ্বের উল্লেখযোগ্য প্রায় সকল ভাষায় তা অনুদিত হয়েছে। বাংলাভাষী হাজী সাহেবানের প্রয়োজনকে সামনে রেখে এর বাংলা অনুবাদ করা হলো।
Even When You Win... by Dave Balcom Even When You Win... by Dave Balcom April 25, 2015 $5.99 90385 words Sample 50%
Wins and losses… In this, the fifth Jim Stanton Mystery, the retired community journalist and his wife Jan reach out to help a family in need only to find themselves plumbing the depths of despair as they confront winning, losing and family values with everything they hold dear hanging in the balance.
Кто-то знает о вас всё by eUnlimited Кто-то знает о вас всё by eUnlimited April 25, 2015 $2.99 108233 words Sample 15%
Родственник высокопоставленного чиновника является опасным маньяком-женоубийцей, об это знают все, но никто не решается остановить его, пока за дело не берутся двое неудачников: стажер следственного отделения и одна из потеницальных жертв маньяка.
Heart Matters by tani shane Heart Matters by tani shane April 25, 2015 Free! 87015 words Read a sample
To most, Jessica Cantrell has it all. While it might be partly true, little do they know about Jessica's traumatic past that has left her scarred forever and incapable of trusting anyone with her heart again. When she encounters the dashing billionaire Steven Hart, she can only dream of being in his arms forever. His mere touch ignites a passion in her that she cannot control or avoid!
The Wonders of Zara - The Gift by Anna Ashburn The Wonders of Zara - The Gift by Anna Ashburn April 25, 2015 $2.99 18 words Sample 20%
Meet Zara – a six year old girl and her cat named Spot. She is loving and kind-hearted. She loves to help people. Zara's life took a turn when she helped out a helpless fairy. The fairy gave Zara something special in return… magic! What magic does Zara have? Find out more in The Wonders of Zara!
My Father the God by D. Allen Henry My Father the God by D. Allen Henry April 25, 2015 Free! 72575 words Read a sample
Having completed his first year at Hanford University, Scotsman Sloan Stewart begins the summer of 1941 working at The Orchard Inn with his friends James, Isolde and Sabrina. But entanglements inevitably lead to a shocking event, one that will transform each of them irrevocably through war, peace, and ultimately, the remainder of their lives. Can they ever surmount the errors of their youth
Kiss Bubba Goodbye by Rodney Hart Kiss Bubba Goodbye by Rodney Hart April 25, 2015 $2.99 36970 words Sample 20%
A young man, Eric, meets a girl in Key West Florida, Rebecca, and they fall in love , however the father of the girl is bent upon ending their relationship and beats him half to death. That confrontation begins a serious hatred between Eric and his parents and they bump heads with the Bubba people, who are friends of the father of this corrupt Key West town.The story is exciting and suspenseful
Not Alone by Khaleel Jooste Not Alone by Khaleel Jooste April 25, 2015 Free! 3710 words Read a sample
Bismillah “Pretty, aren’t they?” “Positively.” They continue further ahead. “You glad we came?” He nods. “Honestly. Yes.” “What are they do you think?” He shakes his head. “I can’t say surely.” InshaAllah
To Live or to Die : The Life and Love of a Street Evangelist by Matthew Needham To Live or to Die : The Life and Love of a Street Evangelist by Matthew Needham April 25, 2015 $9.99 69686 words Sample 15%
From a battle to overcome suicide in his teenage years to an encounter with the Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit, Matthew Needham became a street and nightclub evangelist, taking the light of Christ into places of spiritual darkness.
Wolf Hunger (Book 3 of the Dragon Heat series) by Ella J. Phoenix Wolf Hunger (Book 3 of the Dragon Heat series) by Ella J. Phoenix April 25, 2015 $1.99 127449 words Sample 20%
Yara, the water witch, must help her friend to overcome a strange illness before it’s too late. For that, she must go back to the only place she swore never to return – her home land. Rafe, a lone wolf, wasn’t expecting the saucy witch to cross his path and ruin his plans to get his debts pardoned. Now, he can’t get Yara out of his mind and the clock is ticking for him to make good on his word.
100 Things to do while Breastfeeding by Melissa Addey 100 Things to do while Breastfeeding by Melissa Addey April 25, 2015 $5.99 25175 words Sample 10%
Did you know that you could spend over 700 hours per child breastfeeding? This little book contains one hundred ideas for things to do while breastfeeding – from bonding with your baby to following your dreams. The perfect book for a new mother.
The Best Way To Catch A Snake by yeshe rabgye The Best Way To Catch A Snake by yeshe rabgye April 25, 2015 $2.99 62883 words Sample 15%
The Best Way to Catch a Snake is a guide to Buddhist teachings, for all those who want to start their journey towards a better life, but don’t know where to begin. It goes beyond the exotic rituals and practices that Buddhism is today seen as. It elucidates the Four Seals, the Four Noble Truths and the Four Thoughts of Buddhism in simple, jargon-free language.
Cœur de pierre,  nymphomane ou tantrique ? by Robert Christian Schmitte Cœur de pierre, nymphomane ou tantrique ? by Robert Christian Schmitte April 25, 2015 You set the price! 30961 words Sample 20%
Une pincée de fantastique, une cuillerée d’amour, une louche d’érotisme, touiller avec du tantrisme pour être entraîné dans une aventure étrange où l’exotisme se mêle à l’ésotérisme. L’aventure commence dans un désert d’Asie centrale, un explorateur exhume une merveilleuse statue d’albâtre, elle est magique, il en tombe amoureux, elle prend vie.
La Thaïlandaise dupe les farangs by Robert Christian Schmitte La Thaïlandaise dupe les farangs by Robert Christian Schmitte April 25, 2015 You set the price! 42181 words Sample 20%
Lisez comment une belle thaïlandaise met le grappin sur un homme plus vieux qu’elle. Quand cet homme se rebiffe, elle l’accuse, porte plainte, le diffame… L’argent et le plaisir sont les seuls buts. Tout cela sans pitié, en partant au bras d’un autre.
Business Development Volume I: How to Start Your Business by Can Akdeniz Business Development Volume I: How to Start Your Business by Can Akdeniz April 25, 2015 $0.99 6033 words Sample 20%
This guide shows the most important things you’ll need to address when starting a successful business.
Allie's War Season Four: Books 7-8 by JC Andrijeski Allie's War Season Four: Books 7-8 by JC Andrijeski April 25, 2015 $8.99 198206 words Sample 20%
The next two books in the gritty, unique, apocalyptic and metaphysical psychic romance series, Allie's War, featuring Allie Taylor and her antihero guide, Dehgoies Revik. In Season Four, we see Revik having to go it alone for the first time, leading the armies of the Bridge without Allie, as well as the aftermath of that separation. Allie stepping into a larger part of herself to take on the Dreng
Back Again by Susan May Back Again by Susan May April 25, 2015 $2.99 88004 words Sample 20%
A tragic accident takes Dawn’s only child right before her eyes. The following surreal days are filled with soul-destroying grief and moments she never wants to live again—until, inexplicably, she finds herself back again, living that day.
Torse, redresse-toi by Robert Christian Schmitte Torse, redresse-toi by Robert Christian Schmitte April 25, 2015 You set the price! 34729 words Sample 20%
Humilié, dépité, n’avez-vous jamais songé à immoler vos collègues ? Et si, ceux qui vous ont blessé se trouvaient étrangement sacrifiés ? Vous viendrait-il à l’esprit que c’est vraiment vous le responsable, à trois mille ans de distance ? “Torse” est l’histoire surprenante d’une conjonction entre des personnages éloignés de trois mille ans. une enquête policière, magie et sorcellerie
SYNTHESIS OF STEROIDAL ISOXAZOLES WITH  ANTIBACTERIAL POTENTIAL by jaikumar pareta SYNTHESIS OF STEROIDAL ISOXAZOLES WITH ANTIBACTERIAL POTENTIAL by jaikumar pareta April 25, 2015 $15.00 2444 words Sample 10%
It is quiet evident from the proceeding account that steroidal isoxazole derivatives possess a wide spectrum of pharmacological activities like Estrogen synthase inhibitor, Adrenal inhibitor activity, Interceptive activity, Anabolic activity, and Human cytochrome C17,20-Lyase (P45017α)inhibitory activitity.
Into Darkness by Richard Fox Into Darkness by Richard Fox April 25, 2015 $2.99 96185 words Sample 20%
A spy thriller set during the Iraq War. Two soldiers are kidnapped by al-Qaeda and Eric Ritter is the only man who can rescue them before it's too late.
अज्ञातवास by स्नेहल घाटगे अज्ञातवास by स्नेहल घाटगे April 25, 2015 You set the price! 90439 words Sample 30%
दुर्दैवाच्या फे-यात अडकल्यामुळे व्यवसाय व घर सोडून स्वत:भोवती अनामिकतेचा कोष विणलेली एक व्यक्ती आपला ’अज्ञातवास’ शांततेत व्यतीत करण्यासाठी दूरच्या शहरी एका अनाम गल्लीत येते. काहीही सनसनाटी न घडणा-या त्या शांत-निवांत, सुस्तावलेल्या शहरी त्या व्यक्तीच्या व गल्लीवासीयांच्या जीवनात घडणा-या काही सनसनाटी घडामोडी - प्रेम प्रकरणे, अपघात, मृत्यू, गोळीबार इत्यादी शब्दांकीत करणारी ही ‘अज्ञातवास’ कादंबरी.
À la recherche du dieu perdu by Robert Christian Schmitte À la recherche du dieu perdu by Robert Christian Schmitte April 25, 2015 You set the price! 35218 words Sample 20%
Avec humour et lucidité, l’auteur nous entraîne, de France en Amazonie, au début du vingtième siècle, à la recherche d’un dieu vivant. Paul, un adolescent, apprend que son père est un Indien. Il part à la recherche de ses racines et il découvre que c’est un dieu verd (verdure, verdeur). Un périple dans la jungle amazonienne, à la première grande guerre...
Code Name: Houdini - The Jake Tolbert Incident by Dave Taylor Code Name: Houdini - The Jake Tolbert Incident by Dave Taylor April 25, 2015 $9.99 52894 words Sample 15%
Decorated Afghan war vet JAKE TOLBERT barely escapes when assassins nearly wipe out his homeland special ops team. Jake must hide in plain sight on a cross-country motorcycle trek when the FBI identify him as "a person of interest" and well-informed, well-financed assassins close in. Using escape and evasion survival skills, while battling PTSD demons, Jake earns his code name: Houdini.
Make Me a Match by Carrie Zimmerman Make Me a Match by Carrie Zimmerman April 25, 2015 $2.99 48943 words Sample 20%
Tired of kissing frogs, Maddy Simpson finds her family’s spell book and casts the Make Me a Match Spell, trying to lure her Prince Charming. But something goes terribly wrong. Instead of capturing the interest of her one true love, she attracts all the men in town, both young and old, married or single. Now Maddy has to find a way to get rid of him and find out if the love she has found is real...
Code Human by NJ Paige Code Human by NJ Paige April 25, 2015 $2.99 77212 words Sample 20%
In a dystopian world, far in the future, seventeen-year-old, Fenesia Thornbark, loses her home, her way of life, and most of her friends and family, all at the hands of people she once trusted. With her parents dead, Fenesia is now responsible for her younger sister’s life, as well as that of several other orphaned children they meet along the way, while trying to find the resistance...
Girls Watch Too! by Dana Brown Smith Girls Watch Too! by Dana Brown Smith April 25, 2015 $9.99 21220 words Sample 20%
Research shows that women are viewing pornography at a rapidly increasing rate! If you are among women who watch and are concerned—even alarmed—that you can’t stop, in Girls Watch Too! you will find hope…and help.
Journeys into Darkness and Light by Andre Nguyen Van Chau Journeys into Darkness and Light by Andre Nguyen Van Chau April 25, 2015 $9.99 43126 words Sample 20%
An emotional short story collection that sets tragic characters against terrible odds. Most of them triumphed over their despair, or accepted their demise with superhuman courage.
I Belong to the Earth by J.A. Ironside I Belong to the Earth by J.A. Ironside April 25, 2015 $4.99 89102 words Sample 20%
Two lovers, separated by centuries and death, trapped in a pattern of wandering the Yorkshire moors, searching for a way to be together—and leaving a long string of dead girls in their wake. When Emlynn’s family moves into the old vicarage, the pattern starts up again, and if she can’t find a way to break the cycle she may lose everyone she loves.
The Newgrounds Writing Anthology: Poetry and Stories by Benjamin Smith The Newgrounds Writing Anthology: Poetry and Stories by Benjamin Smith April 25, 2015 $2.99 69832 words Sample 16%
"Everything, by Everyone" The Newgrounds Writing Anthology is a diverse collection of poetry and short fiction by members of Newgrounds, which to this day no media site has surpassed as a better proving ground for the purely creative.
Deborah's Secret by Marcus Clauss Deborah's Secret by Marcus Clauss April 25, 2015 $3.99 42134 words Sample 20%
A few days before her final qualification lecture, Deborah gathers a group of friends to support her during the last days of her current university contract. They all know she is a fervent paleontologist. What some of them do not know is that she has a five-year-old daughter. But that is not her secret.
A Fearful Lie by Jean Fournier Johnson A Fearful Lie by Jean Fournier Johnson April 25, 2015 $4.99 77836 words Sample 20%
A tragic mistake interrupts the life of a middle-aged housewife and mother, setting her on a path she can neither predict nor control.
The Fake Mask by Sethu Subramanian The Fake Mask by Sethu Subramanian April 25, 2015 $1.50 70640 words Sample 15%
2 teens in college; 2 perspectives; one fighting demons external while the other is fighting with demons internal. As secrets are discovered their new formed friendship is tested; one is tormented by his feelings for a girl which he struggles to express while the other is haunted by his past.
War: A Crime Against Humanity by Roberto Vivo War: A Crime Against Humanity by Roberto Vivo April 25, 2015 $9.99 100957 words Sample 20%
Roberto Vivo’s War: A Crime Against Humanity is a concise condensation of the history of war and of the evolution of humanity in its search for enduring and active world peace. Vivo posits that in a world where nine out of ten victims of war are civilians, every war is a crime against humanity. He studies the causes of wars and provides innovative ideas for placing the world on the path to peace.