The Orlando File (Book One): A Page-Turning, Mystery & Detective Medical Thriller Conspiracy Free Ebook
When Kerrin Graham, a retired cop and now an investigative journalist with the Washington Post, receives a call in the middle of the night, his life is about to be turned upside down.
Six of the world’s leading geneticists have all ‘committed suicide’ in the past seven days, his brother-in-law being the latest to die. Establishing that those who died were all employees of the Gen8tyx Company, a secretive research company based in Orlando, Kerrin sets out to discover the truth behind their deaths.
Discovering that those who died were killed to stop them unveiling the results of their revolutionary stem-cell research, a discovery that could usher in a new age of hope and health for all humanity, Kerrin vows to find who was responsible for their deaths and to uncover the powerful secret they were killed to protect.
Fossil fuel has an ageless affinity with dinosaurs. To create oil, dinosaurs died. Now, in this riveting action thriller, the tables are turning!
The perfect energy storm is sweeping over the United States: Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown has paralyzed nuclear expansion globally, BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has stalled deep water drilling, Arab countries are in turmoil causing doubt about access to future oil, hurricanes hitting the Gulf’s oil rigs and refineries have increased due to global warming, and the nation’s Strategic Oil Supply is riding on empty.
As the energy storm intensifies, the nation’s access to Arab oil, once supplying over sixty percent of our fossil fuel, is being threatened causing citizens to panic for lack of gas at the pumps, stranding cars across the country and inciting riots.
The United States must find new sources of domestic fossil fuel urgently or face an energy crisis that will plunge the nation into a deep depression, much worse than that of 1929.
Every Day Is a Holiday
George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer.
He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day. In fact, the calendar is FULL of these quirky, weird and wonderful events. He realised that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person.
CROCHET: Crochet for Beginners: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide with Illustrations and Pictures!
“The Ultimate Crocheting Guide for Beginners!” contains proven steps and strategies regarding everything that you need to know on how to begin crocheting.
Crocheting is a worthwhile hobby. Studies showed that the repetitive action in crocheting is a good stress buster. It can help calm the mind and body. It may be an age old craft, but it never goes out of style. It is fun to do and won’t eat too much of your time or money.
This book will teach you the basic stitches that you need to know first including the proper way to wind the yarn to your fingers and the way you should hold your hook.
You will also learn the different hook sizes and the thickness of yarn that suits each hook size.
This book includes simple patterns to get you started. Hopefully, by the time that you have finished reading this book, you will be able to create your own crocheted masterpiece.
Edge of Control (Edge Security Series Book 1)
E.D.G.E wants to recruit Navy SEAL Jake ‘College’ Harrison but he’s skeptical of the good he can do as an E.D.G.E. operator. His trial assignment is a simple recon mission with the target being the Russian mob. The only interesting aspect of the job is the sexy IT tech, but Jake doesn’t want or need any trouble in his life and Dani has trouble written all over her.
No one knows who Danielle Everett really is, beyond the fact that she works as a simple tech at E.D.G.E. Security company. The new hire who gets the operator job she covets, frustrates her as much as he attracts her, because he digs beneath her carefully constructed identity and she has to fight the urge to run.
But when Dani’s best friend goes missing, she uses the hacking and thieving skills she’d learned as a child to find her, but in the process alerts her enemies that she’s still alive. Can she trust Jake to help her escape and save her friend, or will she push him to the edge of his control?
Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Xist Classics)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales is the definitive collection of fairy tales in the English language. This collection includes favorites like Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumplestiltzkin. Lesser known stories like The Golden Bird and The Goose-Girl are sure to delight and enchant children of all ages.
This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions.
Anna’s Courage (Rose Island Book 1)
Helicopter pilot Anna Morgan hasn’t flown since her husband’s death several years ago. Instead, the young army widow has sought refuge with her son on peaceful Rose Island. Surrounded by family and friends, Anna vows never to do anything more dangerous than arrive late to a PTA meeting.
All that changes when Captain Nick Peterson comes to the island to take custody of his orphaned nieces. Anna feels compelled to help Nick with the girls, but what is she supposed to do about her growing attraction to him? And will the disappointments in Nick’s past prevent him from embracing the power of forgiveness and family?
From the author of “A Mother’s Choice,” comes a new series filled with romance, faith, and healing. Told with humor and sincerity, “Anna’s Courage” will have you yearning to visit the peaceful community of Rose Island again and again.
Four-Patch of Trouble: A Danger Cove Quilting Mystery
Someone has murder all sewn up.
Keely Fairchild left her previous profession as a high-powered attorney to lead a quieter life as a certified quilt appraiser. But when she’s asked by the Danger Cove quilt guild’s president to prove that a local dealer is selling cheap reproduction quilts as expensive antiques, Keely’s “quiet” new job turns dangerous. While Keely and the guild president are in the dealer’s shop, the crooked quilt peddler is killed. Unfortunately, the local police think the guild president has the best motive, and Keely stakes her professional reputation, and possibly her life, on proving that the police have the wrong person. Suspects abound, including the dealer’s business partner, a rival dealer whose quilts were illicitly copied for the reproductions, an arts reporter who’s been threatened with a libel suit, and even the director of the local museum. But which one murdered the crooked dealer? And which one has Keely squarely in his sights now…
The Price of Salt
The Price of Salt (1952) is a romance novel by Patricia Highsmith, written under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author – known as a suspense writer following the publication of her previous book, Strangers on a Train – became notorious due to the story’s latent lesbian content and happy ending, the latter having been unprecedented in homosexual fiction. The Price of Salt was an inspiration for Nabokov’s Lolita.
Boston Noir (Akashic Noir)
Brand-new stories by: Dennis Lehane, Stewart O’Nan, Patricia Powell, John Dufresne, Lynne Heitman, Don Lee, Russ Aborn, Itabari Njeri, Jim Fusilli, Brendan DuBois, and Dana Cameron.
Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, The Given Day) has proven himself to be a master of both crime fiction and literary fiction. Here, he extends his literary prowess to that of master curator. In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in Boston Noir is set in a different neighborhood of the city—the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between.
Lehane’s own contribution—the longest story in the volume—is set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader.
Instinct: Chronicles of Nick
Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters-another day in the life of sixteen-year-old Nick Gautier-and those are just his friends. But now that he’s accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that’s hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost.
Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it, in the next Chronicles of Nick novel, Instinct, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.
The “I Love My…” Trilogy
This oh-so-hot and hilarious Erotic Romance Series has been remastered and re-edited since original publication!
Who knew one man’s visit to New York could completely change their stagnant lives, in such incredible and different ways?
Jessica, Amber and Nicole are very loyal best friends leaning on each other as they stumble through the muck of frogs in search of their forevers, in this very fun three-novel series that powerfully balances Erotic Romance with Romantic Comedy. By former stand-up comedienne Faleena Hopkins, under her previously used pen name, “Sabrina Lacey.”
Ghosts of the Titanic
K.T. Tomb takes an infamous page from history and recreates it as a sweeping adventure thriller and undersea treasure hunt in GHOSTS OF THE TITANIC. First, she takes readers back to 1912 and the maiden voyage. Forbidden Russian lovers—Stephan Ivanovich, a peasant farmer, and Darya Nikita, an aristocrat with a dowry of diamonds—board the Titanic so they can elope and enjoy a life together in America.
The plot fast-forwards to a present-day quest and introduces illegal salvage entrepreneurs posing as documentary filmmakers. Captain Jonathan Martin and his hand-picked crew go to the deep-sea waters of Newfoundland, Canada, to try to recover the diamonds for Darya’s descendants, who hired them. Nick and Franco, the divers, conflict with Lisa, the ship’s medic, who’s in charge of training them to use their new technology. They all have their doubts about the presence of James Harper, a wanted criminal, on this ship.
In the past, Darya is trying to escape her aristocratic family and an arranged marriage. In the present, using experimental equipment, when divers Nick and Franco see ghosts on the wreck, an unexpected murder mystery unfurls startling secrets of the voyage before the Titanic hit the iceberg.
The Last Crusade
During the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionheart leads his men toward Jerusalem with the intent to seize control of it from his battle nemesis, Saladin. However, a higher power has something else planned for the king’s destiny…a quest for a religious relic detours these adversaries from their religious war to an odyssey that takes them across a vast desert to a legendary mountain that is as treacherous as it is magnificent. However, Richard’s enemy must become his ally if they are to survive and thrive. Lives are at stake and others are interested in the treasure, too. Not to mention, there’s gold and everyone wants it.
In THE LAST CRUSADE, acclaimed adventure author K.T. Tomb pits two kings against each other…one Christian and one Muslim. Each must sacrifice some of his pride and power in order to fulfill a divine command of obedience on their dangerous quest as they seek the greatest treasure the world has ever known: the Holy Grail.
They call themselves “The Adventurers,” a group of six extraordinary people who come together for one unforgettable purpose…to seek the impossible. Funded by a billionaire heiress—and each possessing a unique skill set—the Adventurers will stop at nothing to find the mythical, the fantastical, the lost, and the forgotten.
Now on the trail of the legendary sunken city of Kitezh off the coast of Russia—and on the run from a London mobster with his own agenda—the team soon discovers evidence of an elaborate hoax…and proof of something greater. After all, there’s something off the shores of Lake Baikal, the world’s largest fresh water lake. Something epic and mind blowing…
Something the team is determined to uncover at all costs.
Children of the Plantation: A “Diana Rivers” Mystery (The Diana Rivers Mysteries Book 2)
After discovering the truth surrounding the bloody murders in, “The Assassins’ Village” feisty sleuth and heroine, Diana Rivers and her partner Steve, decide they deserve a holiday.
Relaxing at their luxurious palm fringed plantation hotel in lush, tropical Malaysia; things don’t quite work out as they imagined. Diana is approached by the hotel owner, the enigmatic Miss Chalcot, well-bred, imperious and secretive, to take a look through some old family documents.
Miss Chalcot possesses a burning ambition to put right a dreadful wrong that occurred over sixty years ago – and Diana is given free rein to pursue the mysterious past of the family and discover what lies behind the dark stories.
Diana enters into a world of the 1950’s and 1960’s, where lies, deceit, illicit love, jealousies and…perhaps murder all feature. What really happened all those years ago? Who were Paul, Hermione and the beautiful but selfish Lady Eleanor?
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