Against the political stage of 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica, the unswerving Atia Crisp is thrust into the world of bondage, violence, beauty, and love. Shipwrecked and sold into slavery with her sister Livia, the pair are soon separated and Atia is used as a pawn in a card game. Captivated by her beauty, Atia is swiftly liberated by sugar merchant, Capitaine la Roche (also known as the pirate, Gator Gar), whose past is stained with blood and grief.
Germany, 1934 - SS officers entered the house of Hedwig Schultz and ripped her 14-year-old brother, Edmund, from her arms. He has been selected for an elite division of the Hitler Youth that will train him for indoctrination into the feared SS. Horrified, Hedwig enlists the help of her brother in America to thwart Nazi plans regarding the Final Solution of the Jewish people. It becomes a cat and mouse game as the family enters a world of Nazi spies, double agents, and the Underground movement.
"Well done, Rhoda!"
In the 1960s and 1970s, a serial killer terrorized San Francisco, California. He taunted police and the media by sending them cryptic messages and named himself the Zodiac Killer. The killings stopped, and he was never identified. In 2000, a toddler began having nightmares about a murder 3,000 miles away - and two decades prior. When her dreams led police to clues that connect Zodiac to an unsolved murder, he emerged from his dormancy. Now no one is safe.
In 1820, a young woman embarks on a journey for a better life in America. She brings with her a three year old son, and plans to live with relatives she has never met in Philadelphia. Her loving husband remains in Ireland, taking in boarders and working the farm to save money for his departure. Along the way, Jane realizes she is pregnant, then soon is told she is expected to pay rent, and work in a factory.
"Enjoyed the stroy of a family from Ireland"
The little kitty was very poor and hungry. She often had to roam the streets of the large city in search of her meals. Will she ever find what she wishes for?
This is an inspirational story about Carla, a young woman who becomes a single parent when her husband walks out on her after their baby is born, then battles bouts of depression while trying to give her daughter the life she deserves. Three years later Vince decides he wants his daughter for the day to celebrate her third birthday that, like her other birthdays, he missed. Carla has reservations, but wanting Megan to know her father, she allows Vince to take Megan home.
"A Very Special Gift"
This is the story of the web's first viral hit. Bert Is Evil, a website created in 1997, "collected incriminating images and documents that prove that Bert is not the lovable harmless geek he so successfully makes us think he is." Bill Meeks tells the story of Dino Ignacio, a college student who rocked the online world with his satirical look at Bert from Sesame Street. Ignacio dodges the Children's Television Workshop and suffers attacks from journalists as one of the web's first superstars.
"A glimpse of Internet history..."
A collection of the bizarre and the horrific. From a delightfully murderous little girl to the downfall of corporate America- these nine short stories will plague your thoughts. Come take a journey through the dark minds of authors Cody and H.R. Toye
"Lame, uninspired stories."
After Midnight continues the memories of my life and the many mistakes I made along the way. This up-and-down ride includes fun times, not-so-fun times, and sad times that came to mind after writing the other books in the Bitter Memories series. Many of the secrets Henry had kept hidden over the years are revealed here. Deciding to try to mend fences with Olivia, I learned you never can go home again, or at least I never could.
After I'd attempted suicide I met David, another patient in the psych ward, who was suffering from deep depression. He'd been admitted on a suicide prevention watch. However, holding a heartbreaking secret, David had a good reason to be depressed. Becoming instant friends, David shared his secret with me. With his demons controlled, this young man loved life and saw beauty in everything around him. David only wanted to be there for his friends and to help others. But no one could help David. No one could change what was to come for my dear friend.
"The True Story of Friendship"
Volume six of six marks the thrilling conclusion of the Dominium series. Danger looms over Dr. Strangewayes's Plantation when tension between the English and French becomes a reality. Plantation residents, including Atia Crisp and Capitaine la Roche, must prepare to find a new home before the battle for Jamaica begins.
Volume one of six begins in 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica, with Atia Crisp and her sister Livia shipwrecked and sold into slavery. They are separated and Atia is used as a pawn in a deadly card game at the Swiftsure Tavern until she is liberated by sugar merchant Capitaine la Roche. Hunted at every turn, they take refuge at Cherry Red's Boutique (brothel) and meet up with allies including the medication-loving Dr. Strangewayes.
Volume three of six begins at the local fayre where enemies meet a shocking end and Capitaine la Roche follows a lead to find Livia, Atia's sister. Betrayals lurk at every turn and a disastrous fire erupts leading to a punishing chase through the city. Will Atia and Capitaine la Roche make the escape from Port Royal to Dr. Strangewayes' plantation?
Volume five of six begins as La Lune's crew is incarcerated in Port Royal, strumpet Violante Hayze narrowly escapes the gallows, and bribes are made. The refugees at Strangewayes' plantation, including Atia Crisp and Capitaine la Roche, make the arduous trek through the Blue Mountains. Atia's reunion with her family is joyous, yet short-lived as an old enemy tracks her down.
Volume four of six begins as Port Royal suffers the aftermath of a destructive fire and a series of deaths. Intrigue unfolds with the public stabbing of a strumpet, new alliances and more betrayals. Atia Crisp, Capitaine la Roche and other refugees reach Dr. Strangewayes' plantation for some much needed respite, while the political stage heats up with the legalization of privateering and piracy.
Volume two of six begins with the Whigs invading Port Royal. They are escorted by Captain Longstaff "Big Dick", who soon encounters the very seductive Violante Hayze. Atia and Capitaine la Roche remain at Cherry Red's brothel. Plans are made to poison enemies and soon a strange outbreak of "scarlet fever" occurs, stalling the local fayre that drives the city's money flow.
Sylvia Castellanes has a gift she doesn't understand. Her memory betrays her a lot, and her life makes no sense. That is, until she meets someone else with the same gift who explains it to her. Follow Sylvia on her journey through her alternate realities while trying to avoid the psychiatric guild.
Dani Cabral, a rancher's daughter, wants to marry anybody but a cowboy. Her dream wedding is on Valentine's Day in the next few months. Every detail is planned, except for one thing: There's no groom in sight.
It's a surprise at the end.
All of the children were talking about the circus that was coming to town at school. Ishmael had never been to the circus. As he rode home on the school bus, the children mimicked the people that worked at the circus. Ishmael was all excited when he went home. Does Ishmael get to go to the circus? Does he have fun? Did the children at school tell Ishmael the truth on the school bus?