When Matthew Luedecke leaves his small town for the university, he's hoping for a new start and a more exciting life. He'll get more than he bargained for. Recruited by a shadowy group of Nicaraguan ex-pats, Matt soon discovers how sheltered and blinded most Americans are when it comes to the covert machinations of world powers and the intricacies and danger of international intrigue. From an innocent pool party to a bloody firefight along the Coco River in Nicaragua's dense jungles, Matt is about to find out that an "exciting" may not be all it's cracked up to be.
"A Great description of that time!"
One by one, Laura Armstrong's friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next. Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite in her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents' death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a madman, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together.
The Doomsday siren calls on civilization's last day. Natural disaster. Nuclear war. Pandemics. These are the ways the world ends. Now, in the aftermath of ruined cities and humanity gone savage, mankind will once again find his oldest allies and closest friends amidst the debris of all that once was. The Walking Dead meets The Incredible Journey in 14 incredible tales of nobility, self-sacrifice, and unconditional love as told by today's most talented independent authors.
"All the stories were good"
Stacked in the back of Dora's Explorables Antique Shop is an old wooden door with a secret. What would you do if you could go back in time? Would you try to fix the past? Or grab yourself a new future? Jessup's Door is a 12,000-word short story about time and love.
"Time travel with a great twist"
Phillip (the Ghost) and his friends are in Taos for a fun weekend when they meet a weird artist named Goffrey and decide to spend the weekend in the mountains. You never know where you'll be when it's the end of the world as we knew it.
In 2079, a time travel experiment sends physicist Carmela Akronfleck further back in time than she'd intended. Though she's still in her small northern California town, the year is 1936 and she must learn to live without the technology she's come to rely on. Her neurological implants should be dormant, but she receives a cryptic message, periodically accompanied by an audio transmission from the future. It's the voice of her former psychotherapist, an android named Kass, stating his innocence in a series of murders.
"Barely-not-starving" Denver artist and cancer survivor Claire Martin has almost given up finding an older man with a youthful spirit when she meets charismatic New York soul singer Robert Silver of the legendary band Deep Blue. She soon learns that hero worship can be dangerous, especially when the object of her desire comes with a disturbing past.
Mortimer Drake discovers that he is the product of a supernatural mixed-marriage. His mother is human and his father is a 925-year-old vampire. His life is completely turned upside down as he struggles with this knowledge and his emerging vampiric nature. The truth behind the myths and legends of the vampire are revealed as Mortimer enters into a centuries old war of the Undead.
"Clever Take On Vampires!"
A father tries to help his son - the only family member he has left - pursue his interest in finding the legendary Santa Anna Gold. The only problem is, the boy wants to go back in time in order to locate it. Sometimes the things a father will do for an only child are limitless.
"Awesome Bunker Book"
A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York...waiting. Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York's most influential crime syndicate.
"Ended with a Nice Twist"
Florida investigative reporter Whitney Steel has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the "big" story. She found it. Now it may kill her. After receiving a lead pointing to the world's first cloned human, now a small child, Whitney vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.
When JRR Tolkien is summoned to authenticate a recently-discovered book of Beowulf, events are set in motion that years later will unveil an imminent tragedy: The entirety of the world's art and invention has been inspired by a corrupted muse, who has implanted a series of codes within the works of history's most influential authors, warning of humanity's end and a new dawn of time.
"I Was So Excited!"
In a land known as Grittle, far, far away, there are flying ships and jumper boots. Abandoned, a white-haired pirate known as Xoey is rescued by the Tinkertons, an inventive and creative family. When the parents of the Tinkertons are captured, Xoey and her friends set out on a journey. Together they navigate through the hustle and bustle of Upper City, figure out how to survive the clutches of a wind tunnel, and duel against a horrid leader who will stop at nothing to destroy the one destined to bring him down.
Once the leader of the Sur del Calle cartel, Colombia's largest drug trafficking organization, Pablo Sanchez patiently waits to exact his revenge against Blake Barnett, the FBI agent who killed his twin brother over a decade ago.
Nineteen-year-old Vega Williams struggles against the pull and promise of death as her protector and guardian Zane strains against the chains of Hell - both cursed by Eurynome, a greater demon, to live, love, and die by their own demons. The star-crossed lovers fight for love and life as the body count climbs and Vega falls into the warped seduction of Eurynome's tricks.
The Holy Mark is the story of one reluctant priest caught between the cynicism of his own Southern upbringing and the political machinations of the Roman Catholic Church. In this disturbingly memorable novel about a wayward priest set in late 20th-century New Orleans, Alexander explores familial revenge, rails against the hypocrisy of the Roman Catholic Church, and creates a likable narrator guilty of heinous acts.
A short tale concerning a strange email received. Elements of time travel teleportation, alternate realities/universes.
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