Doctor Nah

Doctor Nah

James Mannion

Philosophy / Nonfiction / Reference

Free! Doctor Nah bridges the gap between Mannion’s novella The Little Sistah (also available on Smashwords) and its inevitable sequel. A search for a missing cat leads to a vicious drug dealer who kills kitties for pleasure. There’s plenty of noir humor, yet it’s also a heartwarming holiday confection. Don’t expect It’s a Wonderful Life, however. It’s never a wonderful life in the ghetto.Scanlan Grimes, the hero (after a fashion) of last year’s novella, The Little Sistah, returns in the short story Doctor Nah, which bridges the gap between his debut adventure and its inevitable sequel. A search for a missing cat leads our hero to a vicious drug dealer who kills kitties for pleasure. There’s plenty of noir humor, yet it’s also a heartwarming holiday confection. Don’t expect It’s a Wonderful Life, however. It’s never a wonderful life in the ghetto.Free!!! And short! Give it a try. It won’t take up too much space on your hard drive or too many minutes out of your life. And if you don’t like it, just drag it over to the Recycle Bin. That being said, we think you will like it, dear reader. And for those of you without a Kindle, Nook, or other tablet, don’t let that stop you. Doctor Nah, as well as The Little Sistah, can be downloaded as a .pdf, HTML, or .rtf file, easily enjoyed on your PC or laptop. It can be read in the time it takes you to peruse the online news, twit, tweet, and do the Facebook thing over your morning pumpkin spice latte. That’s why they call ’em short stories!
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Across the Largo

Across the Largo

Mitchell Atkinson

Politics / Nonfiction / Reference

Across the Largo is a fantasy story for girls, boys, mothers, fathers, and everyone else. In it we find two friends, Esmeralda and Robert, stumbling upon a world of unique wonders and musical enchantments, a world governed by forces that, for reasons yet unrevealed, have a particular interest in the fate of these two children.It has been said that the universe rides on the back of a turtle. But Esmeralda and Robert didn’t know anything about that. They knew nothing about Great Turtles or hidden worlds or evil emperors or black palaces or shining cities full of towers of light. They knew about the horrors of seventh grade and that’s about it. That is, until they met an odd substitute teacher and listened to a very special music… Across the Largo is a fantasy story for girls, boys, mothers, fathers, and everyone else. It is a story of sweeping drama and high adventure set within two different Worlds and the membrane that links them. This first book in the Largo Trilogy opens up an entirely original fantastic environment and plants the seed for wonders and intrigues to come.
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The Accident ( The President Series Book 1)

The Accident ( The President Series Book 1)

Rose Carter & Robert Ireland

Reference

What begins as a simple accident quickly evolves into a complex web of deception, subterfuge, and murderThe President is coming to the town.Secret Agent Julia Bukowski warns the local police officers to be on red alert and probe all the events carefully as they can be tips of icebergs. When a car veers off a mountain road, falls into a canyon, killing a veterinary surgeon, Detective Ryan Cook is summoned. Soon Ryan discovers that not everything is as it appears. What begins as a simple accident quickly evolves into a complex web of shady cover ups and family feuds. From the quiet streets of Los Angles to the rugged Arizona mountain range, the trail of deception, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion.
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The Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro

The Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro

J. Hickey

Reference / Language / Writing

Siblings, Hunter and Elly, lose their parents in a terrible accident and are forced to move in with their mysterious God Father Dr. Calenstine, the owner of the eerie Belmonte Manor. Follow the children through an adventured riddled with crytptid monsters, secret societies, and the truth about their heritage as modern day monster hunters!Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro follows the young protagonists Hunter Glenn, and Eliza Lynn through an adventure ripe with adversity, paranormal monsters, secret societies, and most haunting of all, a life without their parents.It all happened one fall afternoon when they learned that their parent’s plane had gone down overseas, never to be seen again. The book follows the siblings as they are dropped off at their new guardian’s home, an ancient and creepy mansion known only as the Belmonte Estate. Here they unravel the secrets of their parent’s true identities, the origin of the mysterious Mansion, and their inheritance into an ancient secret society of monster hunters known as Seekers.
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A World's Toll: Trapped Between Time

A World's Toll: Trapped Between Time

Kimberly Spark

European Literature / German Literature / Reference

Mia finds herself trapped between time when she overused a watch with manifesting powers. Now she is walking on a path she may never turn back as Mia is in the world of Amaria, a place that only exists between the gaps of time and space. Along with a new found friend, Martin, together they venture to a place not many come upon. Will they conquer each and every obstacle and return to their world?David Masterson is a talented music journalist working at a modest music magazine, hoping to go places. One day his Editor gives him the assignment he has been waiting for -to obtain an exclusive interview with the world's most famous,but reclusive, Rock Star - Jared Lucas!Not believing his good fortune, Masterson journeys to the remote estate of LAMENT HILL, Mount Hood, Oregon, home of the legendary Rock icon, to secure the interview that he believes will make his career. Yet, what appears at first to be a dream assignment turns out to be anything but as, in Masterson's attempt to get Lucas to reveal his soul, he is soon shocked to discover that he is, in fact, fighting to keep hold of his own...
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Girt By Sea

Girt By Sea

Dave Riley

Reference / Research / Nonfiction

Girt by Sea is an amalgam of several street theatre performances reworked as a play for voices (or for radio broadcast). There is nothing especially ambitious about the play as it merely tries to touch on a few notions about the mandatory detention of refugees and package them in a short, sharp piece that quickly gets down to satirical business.Scarlett Knight comes from a family of nightmares. She hates them all with a passion and has to spend her whole Summer playing happy families. Due to a deal made between her parents she lives with her mother but has to spend the holidays with her father and her much hated half brothers and sisters. Luckily for her though her father has found her a summer job at a local bar and it is here that Scarlett finds a place where she belongs. Drake and Dylan Bennigan are the family she never had. She falls in love with them both but one of them becomes a lot more. However her father had an ulterior motive for getting her the job and she soon discovers that things are not as straightforward as she first thought. Suddenly she is caught between her family and her new found friends. She will have to act quickly to save them from her father's plans. However he is not the sort of person you would want to upset so it will take all of her cunning and manipulation to carry out her plan. This turns out to be a Summer that none of them will ever forget.
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Sunshine Meadows

Sunshine Meadows

Pete Rossi

Nonfiction / Reference / Research

Crime doesn't pay. Or does it? If you can't afford to buy something, you can just go and steal it, can't you? You'll probably get away with it. Unless you are really unlucky. Then you'll just have to live with the consequences.This is the tale of an ingenious robbery. One that goes wrong.Crime doesn't pay. Or does it? If you can't afford to buy something, you can just go and steal it, can't you? You'll probably get away with it. Unless you are really unlucky. Then you'll just have to live with the consequences.This is the tale of an ingenious robbery. One that goes wrong.Jen lives right in the middle of a massive run down council estate with her fifteen year old son. For years, she has dreamed of leaving for a better life, but simply doesn’t have the money to do so. Until she wins the lottery, that is. But will that win be the start of good or bad luck? Approx 8800 words.
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Kemamonit Returns

Kemamonit Returns

Paul Edwards

Philosophy / Reference

Kemamonit must travel deep into the ancient past in order to confront a powerful sorceress.A Breath of Fiction is a unique collection, since each of the 200 stories contained in the volume is made up of exactly 200 words. The stories range in mood from serious to enigmatic to poignant to silly. Some stories closely examine ordinary moments that might easily be overlooked in the course of a day or a lifetime. Other stories open a window to the fantastic and to the impossible. But all of the stories are concerned with what it means to experience life. The beauty of these very short stories, grouped into twelve different thematic categories, is that a reader may choose to read as much or as little as they choose at a time. Since these stories were originally posted online (on the blog also titled A Breath of Fiction), they are meant to be accessible for a brief moment of reading, or for a complete immersion in the variety of stories and experiences presented in these pages.
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Kemamonit

Kemamonit

Paul Edwards

Philosophy / Reference

A disgraced archeologist finds the tomb of an ancient Egyptian sorceress.Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how? For Ian Mac Bride, his way begins almost accidentally when, in 1909, he watches a fly-casting tournament in New York's Central Park, and begins to dream of becoming a great fly caster. But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the unexpected slaughter of World War I. He retreats into the world of fly fishing and fly casting, and meets unforgettable anglers like: Doc, a Civil War veteran, who tells how, after he enlisted in return for drinking money, he was unexpectedly changed by the horror of war; Izzy, a mysterious immigrant, who, in his way, teaches Ian perhaps the most important lesson of long-distance, fly casting; and George M. L. La Branche who, though torn by self-doubt, writes the book that revolutionizes fly fishing. And so, these anglers help change Ian's hopes and values. Though his father questions his courage, Ian decides to become a teacher instead of a lawyer, and moves near the beautiful Beaverkill River, the birthplace of fly fishing in America. But tragedy still follows him. Torn by grief, he curses the world and loses faith in it until, almost by accident, he finds a way to come to terms. How? The answer will surprise you. "A maverick and memorable book." - Nick Lyons, author Spring Creel“I simply enjoyed the heck out of it." - Eric Peper, coauthor, Fly Fishing The Beaverkill "An unforgettable cast of characters." - Jim Witty, Bend Bulletin"The novel is well-written, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it whether you're a fly fisher or not." - John Pitarresi, Utica Observer-Dispatch “An engaging tale of a young man coming of age." - Lee Murdock, Fly Fish Magazine."A compelling novel that describes one fly caster's search for personal peace." - Bill AuCoin, the Aucoin Report “Great book Mr. Kadish!” - Bill Anderson, Trout Waders.
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Revenge -  A Jessie Carr Novel #1

Revenge - A Jessie Carr Novel #1

JL Schneider

Reference / Research

Revenge (Formerly Shades of GreyRewritten and Re-edited.What happens to a man when his world is destroyed before his eyes? Jessie Carr, combat veteran, war hero, family man, is one such man. Jessie isn’t your typical hero, or is he your typical villain. He is a man caught between two worlds, one of love and family, the other of drugs and violence.What happens to a man when his world is destroyed before his eyes? Jessie Carr, combat veteran, war hero, family man, is one such man. Jessie isn’t your typical hero, or is he your typical villain. He is a man caught between two worlds, one of love and family, the other of drugs and violence. Jessie proves he can survive in both worlds, but at what cost?Jessie and his wife were living a good life in New Orleans; but when his wife is brutally murdered, Jessie is determined to let the law handle it. When the law fails, Jessie makes a life changing decision, to seek justice on his own. His world spirals out of control, where one violent act leads to another; alone in this struggle he recruits two old friend, ex military buddies. All three enter a world they didn’t even know existed, but they adapt fast. Ordinary men, or are they.Hero or Villain, after you read Shades of Grey you may still not know, but you will understand what drives Jessie and makes him the man he is. You may love him, or you may hate him, but one thing you will never do, is forget him.Shades of Grey is a rough and violent ride. So hang on!Be sure to read all of Jessie Carr's AdventuresGunSlingerBlack TalonVengeanceTormented
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Australia's Refugee Disgrace

Australia's Refugee Disgrace

John Ellison Davies

Reference / Nonfiction

Some things must be said. Refugees are dying because Australian politicians lack the courage to do the right thing.I am printing here the text of two articles that I wrote three years ago. (No Australian newspaper would publish them.) The situation has not improved in three years. With the election of a new and even less compassionate government the situation is likely to get worse.Special price! This bundle contains the first four books in the CONTAMINATION series:*Contamination Zero*Contamination 1: The Onset*Contamination 2: Crossroads*Contamination 3: WastelandABOUT CONTAMINATION: The American southwest has been ravaged, overtaken by the infected. In this new world, there is no last meal, no dying wish. The only reward left is to survive.A zombie apocalypse story in a post-apocalyptic setting.
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I was Made in America

I was Made in America

Chad Johnson

Music / Reference

This is a book of poems about unemployment, the economy, and the 99% vs. 1%.WARNING! This is a Zed Lab Experiment! "The green points" description:An evening in summer to the beginning of the years '80, a teen-ager and one friend of his of a few older years are found on a bench of the public gardens to speak of the future. Alternating serious and joky tones, the two young people share certainties, doubts, hopes and fears, preparing himself to the entry in the adult phase of their lives in a historical period marked by deep social changes, political and of custom that will characterize the years to come in general in Italy and in the world.
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Its All Wormholes Now

Its All Wormholes Now

Paul Edwards

Philosophy / Reference

With the new emphasis in particle physics of using wormholes to explain some of the phenomenon of quantum mechanics, which strangely is eerily similar to the magic system in my books, I decided to try and create particles using this magic system. The essay is just an accumulation of notes written over the course of the year. I got some very surprising results,Painter Eric Snyder harbors a secret known only to his wife, Lynne. When Eric’s latest disappearance raises the suspicions of best friends Sam and Renee Ahern, Lynne can no longer keep the truth under wraps. While the Aherns ponder this phenomenon, Eric embarks upon a search for his father, once again taking him far from the woman he loves.In Part Two, set in 1961, as the Snyders adjust to change, Sam Ahern relives some of his Korean War experiences. Sam’s wife Renee is alarmed by his candor, while Laurie Abrams reveals that his cousin Seth also served in Korea, but returned an altered man. Meanwhile Lynne Snyder undergoes a transformation and Stanford hosts an exhibit of Eric’s work that catapults the artist into sudden fame.In this third part of the series, set in 1962, the culmination of the Snyders’ dreams becomes reality, yet the truth about Laurie and Stanford makes Sam wary. Pastor Marek Jagucki is introduced, providing peace to Eric, but slight worry for Lynne. However it’s Renee to fret most, when Sam’s sister Frannie makes a dramatic announcement.
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Cape of Storms (Part 1)

Cape of Storms (Part 1)

Erica J. Johnson

Self Help / Productivity / Reference

The story centers around Marie, a modern day 40-something housekeeper and Katriena, an 18th century slave girl of about 15 years old.Katriena is pregnant with her white master's baby, which she desperately wants to save.Marie, who is Katriena's only remaining descendent, is the baby's only chance of survival.Marie is a 40-something housekeeper leading a pretty humdrum existence in modern day Saltriver, Cape Town.She has regular church meetings, a grown son and a husband she barely talks to.Marie starts having excruciating back-ache and eventually loses track of parts of her day.Katriena is a 18th century slave-girl of about 15 years, who is pregnant with her white master's baby and desperate to save her unborn child.Johannes, a medicine man, promises to help her do this, using her link to Marie who is Katriena's only living descendent.
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Heaven Nor Hell

Heaven Nor Hell

Paul Greenway

Travel / Reference / Guidebook

Three journalism students stumble across something that could change the world. In the process, they make enemies of the Prime Minister and every pharmaceutical company on the planet - who all want what the students have - and of The Vatican, which would do everything in its power to stop the students' investigations.Three journalism students stumble across something that could change the world. In the process, they make enemies of the Prime Minister and his mysterious Special Envoy, and of every pharmaceutical company in the world, who all want access to the formula for The Eternal Drug. Also threatening the students is The Vatican, which needs people to continue believing in Heaven and Hell.This quirky comedy-drama is based in Adelaide (South Australia) and includes various themes that interest and concern me, including the power of big businesses, especially pharmaceutical companies and The Vatican; the blind belief of religious people; and the corruption of governments.
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