This is the evolution of a new superhero. Brandon Boyd is a paraplegic who has given up on life. The girl he's always loved barely notices him, at work he is treated like a helpless child, and his family has all but disowned him. When his suicide attempt fails, Brandon discovers something about himself that could change the world. Brandon is Nauticus.
She was an outcast, a girl you could label as "different". The underdog. Aziyah Hall was just a normal teen starting her Senior year at Galaxy High in Astronaut City. A city famous for it's legendary space heroes and weird futuristic style. However, she ends up getting suspended on the first day of school along with her three trouble making best friends. Life couldn't get any worse until on the same day she becomes a victim and witness of a paramilitary activity deep in the woods of Astronaut City. After associating herself with a 10,000 year old Zoongondian creature, the guardian who holds the secrets of the universe. She ends up getting targeted by the RTNS (Russian Teens National Service), involved with the GTAI (Galactic Teens Agency Incorporated), and threatened by an entire alien race of Zoongondians who wish to extinguish all life on Earth as we know it. Will she be able to save her planet and make it home to her friends and family?
Joshua Frost age 16, is paid by British Intelligence to do what he believes is one of the easiest jobs ever. Every weekend he even gets free flights to countries all around the globe. All he has to do is steal the information his fellow passengers have stored in their brief cases, take photos of it and send it to the agency. All Mafia members and crime lords are weaponless on planes, and besides, who would suspect a teenager anyway. But Josh soon realises that the work may be more dangerous than he thought when the young criminal mastermind he stole from on his last flight from Paris, ends up enrolling at his Oxford Boarding school.
Trapped in a world controlled by the devil and haunted by the memories of her past Larah Salvatori must find a way to survive in a place where unmarked human survivors are rare and the mindless decomposing bodies of the Undead haunt the world. At night the Marked rise from their lairs and stalk the streets searching for survivors to add to their herds. Survival is hard, but for Lars it's different. Lars, as the only Marked still perfectly human, is the only one the survivors believe can save them. Is she really their saviour? Or does the Devil have more tricks up his sleeve than anyone ever imagined?
Nathaniel is a seer, an orphan and a hermit, living in a land where magic is banned with a gift he can`t control. Plagued by a dream he attempts to stop the murders he foresaw, but finds himself entangled in a much thicker plot aimed at the heart of the kingdom he once fled.Whats more the person he managed to rescue is non other than the Utharien princess Ophera, daughter to the man that murdered his parents. Together they travel through the land of Inala, pass through the world of the dead and stumble into the den of the kingdoms most wanted men, hounded all the while by a murderous sorcerer.
His father dead, cancer taking him; his mother, an alcoholic and an abusive parent; Micheal Walker, victim to abuse ever since he was nine and tormented by other children at school. One morning, walking home from his local high school, is forced into an alleyway at gunpoint. He is raped by the town "pretty boy". Carl Jennings, oldest son of the richest and most esteemed family in town and able to get away with anything. He finds himself falling for the misunderstood, abused Micheal, but he constantly finds himself wondering; Can Micheal forgive him for he put him through, and will he ever be able to steal his heart?
This is a story of three different girls with three different lives and personality. Their past made them who they are. But just because bad things happened in the past, doesn't mean it couldn't happened in the present and future. The Saviour is coming again and they will not stop until The Star Generation are deceased. With their different backgrounds, it's only normal that they hate each other, but with the life their going through now and the future that doesn't seem so bright, should they really be hating each other? An ultimate war is coming and this time, the chances of winning is impossible. Will they survive?
A Passenger is a novel adaptation of Tennessee William's Sweet Bird of Youth. It follows the story of Chance Wayne as he returns to his hometown to pursue the love of his childhood sweetheart, Heavenly. However, Chance discovers that his old friend, Time, has other ideas as to whether he can re-create the past.
As the world everyone once knew falls to an inexplicable catastrophes, follow a group of people who vow to survive at all costs. They're not heroes, not by a long shot, and not particularly idealistic, but they've got the willpower to live.
This story explores the lives of several participants and organisers of a game of Russian Roulette in a seedy urban basement. Exploring the themes of fate and fatalism, "A Sliver of Light" delves into the emotional and physical demons that haunt some people - causing them to become so disenfranchised with life that this is their course of action. These people live on the edge of society - invisible to the majority of people. Stephen Sharp battles his inner demons every day. Whilst Carly Wilson's problems reveal themselves to be a lot more visceral. Judith Scruth is an elderly lady who longs for the love of her deceased husband, whilst Franklin Bletch (tricked into the game) rues a lifetime of sin that has resulted in this reckoning. The organisers of this game are a pair of world weary soldiers of fortune - one a jaded ex-SAS soldier who had recently discovered what it was to love, the other a psychotic torturer who owes his life and his fate to his friend. The story tells the tale of love lost and gained, redemption and reconciliation. There can be only one winner...but in the end of this game, does anybody really ever win?
Acia will forever be a teenager. Stuck in a world where the upper class will always be kids, the middle class always teens, and the lower class adults, Acia is stuck in the middle. The only known way out is death, but Acia can't help but struggle to find some other way out of the life she's been forced to live.
GENRE: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance6,000 words; Excerpt; Chapter One of a 100,000 - 140,000 word novel, most of which is written, but not yet polished.In the late summer, 1992, an artist and a married woman meet at a Corcoran exhibit in which he is featured. The woman’s husband, a career diplomatic service professional, is about to learn that he will be in the Far East for a year. The story of the affair continues for 1000 weeks, almost twenty years, although the affair itself is over—except for occasional rendezvous—after the only year they have together. It is a story of obsessive love, and how it effects their lives. It includes paranormal and spiritual aspects that characterize the timeless nature of their union. Told from the artist’s point of view, the tale unfolds in alternate chapters, a flashback week, followed by a contemporaneous week. The woman cannot forget her lover, but cannot leave her husband. Defying a fundamental precept of Romance writing, in the end, the lovers are not united, which seems enough to condemn this work to the contemporary fiction heaps. The career diplomat leaves the State Department and is elected to Congress, which ultimately eliminates any possibility . . . The artist is condemned to search for her in every crowd and fantasize about finding her, if not in reality, in a surrogate, or in another world. A final misunderstanding breaks all contact, and the earthly saga ends with the artist’s death and an unobserved afterlife visitation.
a heroic tale of fantasy,intrigue,battles and betrayal set in an alternate earth. This tale showcases the feuds and conflicts between noble families of earth and also extraterrestrial tribes and races who have made earth their abode..
On the night a young man sets off with the intention to propose to his girlfriend, an accident instead forces the young couple to re-evaluate their relationship as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened while trying to cling onto each other.
“Tommy, get in here this minute!” his mother shouted. “I’m trying to mum but I’m having trouble with Bonnie.” Tommy yelled back. “If she won’t come, leave her and hurry up inside.” His mother commanded. Tommy loved his puppy and was not prepared to obey this command. Tommy struggled with the dog in his arms and slowly made his way towards the house being guided by the light shining from the open door. When he only had about a hundred yards to go to reach the safety of the house there was a lull in the storm and an eerie calmness befell the area around the house. He stopped to look at the heavens and saw a beam of light coming from the clouds and getting brighter as it came nearer to the earth. He stood fascinated, watching the light coming towards him, fearful of what was to happen next. He could hear his mother calling him, as if from a long distance and as he turned to look towards his home he could see her reflection in the light of the doorway. He shook his head and started advancing once again towards the back door. As he was walking the light started to fade away until there was no light at all and he was left in total darkness. He called out to his mother and heard a faint reply, and then there was total silence. No sound of the wind or pelting rain, just total eerie silence.
According To Maude is a collection of short stories told to me by my late grandmother. My father and his brothers and sisters were typical of kids growing up, but their fun was simple, from a simpler life. My grandmother was a very funny, yet inspirational woman, whom I got to really know later in her life. Her one real passion was gardening, and she especially loved roses. Her maiden name was in fact Rose.... Even though the book is classified as fiction, the majority of the content is not.
GENRE: Fiction, Historical, Western, Paranormal, Romance,12,200 words; the first chapter of a 100,000 - 120,000 word novel, well over one-third of which is written, but not yet polished.It is 1879. Inside the AT&SF Railway station in Emporia, Kansas, Snyder Starr ended what might have been a far worse incident with a lightening quick six-gun. Clearly, he was a capable man, short in stature but big on integrity, courage, and fair play. A Civil War veteran, he fought for the losing side, and stood at Appomattox as the surrender was signed, then carried the news to his outfit, McNeill Rangers, awaiting word. The war was over, but the loss did not sit easy; Snyder was a restless man. He wandered westward plying his railroad occupation, but found he could not live long in any one place before he had to draw his gun. To their detriment, people tended to underestimate him. Wherever he roamed, he also won admirers by applying bow to violin. Although accomplished, cultured, and knowledgeable, Snyder wasn’t prepared for the opportunities that killing the behemoth bully in Emporia presented. In one act, doors to the paranormal opened to aid him in events, which he inadvertently set in motion; a struggle between two worlds, and an evilly aligned faction led by the dead giant’s even more menacing twin, who stood in the way of a bright future and a beloved woman with special talents of her own.