An Original Story

An Original Story

Lisa Shiroff

Mystery / Cozy Mystery

Can love at first sight be possible? Do opposites really attract? Yes. And Yes. But only in an original story.More of an introduction to Bob and Gigi than a standard story, this tale of love at almost first sight is really about finding balance in a lopsided world. Bob is an insomniac -- a police man haunted by how very powerless he is to create real justice in the world. Gigi is a professional waitress who never questions her ability to make a powerful impact. Their relationship is at the core of "The Love Story of Bob and Gigi," a book intended to be published in late 2014.In the meantime, in addition to this short story, please enjoy "Revenge Cafe," a story of murder, revenge and finding a good meal on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mandy Breen, the main character in "Revenge Cafe" is Bob's cousin. And then stay tuned for more of the Breen family to appear in future works.Enjoy!
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Balmythra

Balmythra

Linda Palmer

Mystery / Cozy Mystery

Seventeen-year -old Leah Baker lives a pretty normal life considering she has no memories before the night State Troopers found her walking down a deserted highway at age six. When the mysteries in her past, including an old love, finally catch up to her, she and and her friends will face challenges none of them could have imagined.Seventeen-year -old Leah Baker lives a pretty normal life considering she has no memories before the night State Troopers found her walking down a deserted highway at age six. Sure she'd rather have a real family, but she's happy enough at Pringle's Home for Youth, even if "Mad" Matilda Crawford, the woman in charge, has it in for her. One of the reasons for Leah's contentment is Matt Wright, also seventeen. Her best friend and secret crush, Matt makes life tolerable, and Leah dreads the inevitable day he will turn eighteen and leave her behind. What Leah doesn't know is that there's nothing inevitable about her future, and when the mysteries in her past, including an old love, finally catch up to her, she and Matt will face challenges neither could have imagined.
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Tales from Omega Station: Abduction

Tales from Omega Station: Abduction

Buddhima soni

Mystery / Cozy Mystery

What starts out as innocent adventure takes a brutal turn when corporate enemies of Kyrena's father decide to use her as collateral damage. Kyrena gets more than she bargained for, but she meets a guy who just might make the difference...and steal her heart.Kyrena Saunders is used to living in a bubble under the thumb of her ultra competitive father. When his work for Jeylani Corporation forces the family to move to the end of the known Universe for the sake of profit, Kyrena thinks things can't get any worse: Until she discovers that Omega Station's chaotic urban melting pot is just what she needs to escape her sheltered life. She jumps at the chance for a day of freedom exploring one of the giant 'Domes' covering the surface, and she can't wait to see real live aliens for the first time. But will she get more than she bargained for? As her father's corporate enemies try to kidnap her, Kyrena finds herself becoming collateral damage in a high stakes game of corporate politics. She has no choice but to turn anywhere she can for help...whether those helping hands be alien or human.
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Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice

Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice

Janet McNulty

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Cozy Mystery / Dystopian Fiction

Mellow Summers just wanted to go to college and get her film degree. She moved into a furnished apartment with her friend Jackie only to find that it already had a tenant: the ghost of a girl who was murdered a year earlier. Now it is up to Mellow to not only discover who the murderer is, but to prove it as well.With the help of the ghost Rachel, Mellow sets out to solve the year old mystery. ShCrown of Dominion is Adrian L. Juhl’s story of the adventures of the eponymous hero, Prince Kayne, son of King Jim and Queen Shannon. Kayne lives in a world where religion is controlled by powerful Apothecaries, magic and necromancy are rife, and monsters patrol the dark places. Even Kayne himself is secretly a Subjugator with his own set of special powers. His planet is one of a group that previously orbited a star, but which were thrown apart by ‘magic gone wrong.’ In order to qualify as a future king, Kayne needs to go on a quest, so he sets out on the good ship Oleander, accompanied by 180 men-at-arms and his mentor and friend, Jack. He also has the services of an Elemental – a powerful magician able to control the natural environment – and a Ranger – a magical hunter. Soon he is encountering hallucinogenic fog, silver wolves and flying snake gods, all in an environment of volcanoes and giant waves. Of course, his quest involves maps on ancient scrolls, magic crowns, and a sword that miraculously turns into a war hammer. -Reviewed by John A G Smith for Readers' Favorite. 4 Stars.
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Sacred Journeys

Sacred Journeys

Meera Lester

Mystery / Cozy Mystery

A guide to 200 sacred, spirit-awakening, and restorative destinations—as well as inspiring quotes, key travel information, and special healing exercises to complete at each location—to start your journey to spiritual wellness.There's power in places! From Sedona, Lourdes, or even Tulum, this wellness-focused guide will show you the best sites to visit to get in touch with your spiritual side. Find inspiration with quotes from renowned spiritual leaders, enjoy full-color photos to help you prepare your travel wish list, learn more about legendary locations around the world, and start planning your next trip today. Mourn a lost love—or celebrate a new one—at the Taj Mahal, summon strength from the mountains on Machu Picchu, and uncover the fortitude to make your dreams come true at the Bighorn Medicine Wheel—and much more! Discover the perfect trip for every circumstance, or just travel to unwind and reconnect with yourself. With...
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One She Saw...A Blind Man: Ms Araminta Cozy Mystery Series Book 1

One She Saw...A Blind Man: Ms Araminta Cozy Mystery Series Book 1

Deborah Diaz

Mystery / Cozy Mystery

About the book:"Once She Saw...A Blind Man" is the first installment of the Ms Araminta Cozy Mystery series written by rising author Deborah Diaz. The story revolves around the protagonist Miss Araminta and the surprising turn of events that take place after she witnessed a theft. Beautifully written, "Once She Saw...A Blind Man" is filled with moments of joy, happiness, sadness and despair.About the book:"Once She Saw...A Blind Man" is the first installment of the Ms Araminta Cozy Mystery series written by rising author Deborah Diaz. The story revolves around the protagonist Miss Araminta and the surprising turn of events that take place after she witnessed a theft. Beautifully written, "Once She Saw...A Blind Man" is filled with moments of joy, happiness, sadness and despair. Each character in the book has an interesting back-story that makes them come to life. Sometimes things are not exactly what they seem. Only those who have the heart to dig deeper uncover the truth. And sometimes that one deed saves the lives of many! That is what we come to learn from "Once She Saw...A Blind Man". Order your copy to find out more!Summary of the book:"Once She Saw...A Blind Man" opens with the image of a quiet suburb in Nashville, Tennessee. Miss Araminta, the 67 year old retired insurance agent, is one of the residents of the Melrose suburbia. Though it was not the fanciest of neighborhoods, it had everything the people needed within walking distance. After losing her husband— the only man she had ever loved—in the Vietnam War, Ms. Araminta resolved to live alone. She now owns a small business of selling crocheted dish towels, stoles, mufflers, lap robes and so on. As a respected member of the church, she also does a lot of volunteer work and helps out people in need. One morning while she was on her way to the grocery store, Miss Araminta spotted a seemingly well-to-do woman stealing change from Bill, the blind beggar that the local community knows and loves. Seeing someone steal from this helpless man left Miss Araminta shocked. But she knew she had to help the poor man and seek justice. As she proceeded to find more information about the thief, she discovered something she never guessed. Who is this woman? Why was she stealing from the blind beggar? Will Miss Araminta be able do right by Bill? Order your copy to find out!
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