Curtain Cape

2009 3rd Place Winner, John Marsden Young Writer’s Award. This is a tale of two troubled youths as they travel the road equipped with nothing but some food, a gun and a bag of bullets. Delirious, wild and sometimes frightening, Curtain Cape puts you right alongside misguided Victor and his reluctant brother as they journey through a broken world of petty crime, dreamy wolves and stolen cars.2009 3rd Place Winner, John Marsden Young Writer’s Award. This is a tale of two troubled youths as they travel the road equipped with nothing but some food, a gun and a bag of bullets. Delirious, fast-paced and sometimes frightening, this award winning short story puts you right alongside misguided Victor and his reluctant brother as they journey through a broken world of petty crime, dreamy wolves and stolen cars. Created by David Bobis, the author of Child and I Keep Getting F****** Robbed, Curtain Cape is yet another example of the writer’s uncanny ability to craft highly entertaining short stories that resonate with you much after being read.
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Plenty of Time

Tim, a technician who provides maintenance on a super-secret time machine, steals an unauthorized trip into the past to try and save his recently deceased fiancee, unaware of the effects this seemingly innocent event will have on the world.What is the price of a soul?For Annalise it's simply a matter of getting what she wants and having the means to go about it. What she wants is revenge for the death of her father. The means to go about it... well that's where things get a little more complicated.He's ancient, all powerful, and his motivations are as murky as his morals. Still, he was her father's weapon of choice and Annalise knew her father to be a man of honesty and integrity.The price is worth it.
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Apollyon's Saint The Beginning

After failing to commit suicide Gabriel heads out in search of death. Instead of death he finds the king of lies himself, Apollyon. Using sang real, Apollyon traps Gabriel immortally in a religious war. The grail reveals the sins and dark secrets surrounding Gabriel and his hometown. But why did Apollyon choose Gabriel to be his saint, in the war with the heavens and earth?Martin West is a new believer looking forward to his new life in Christ, but he’s having a hard time convincing the people from his past that he’s changed. His parents still don’t trust him, and his friends think he’s pretending. He wants to prove himself, but it seems like all his efforts backfire. Martin tries to help his best friend Max, who’s struggling with a powerful addiction, but none of his words come out quite right. Martin truly wants his family and friends to hear what he’s trying to say. Is anybody listening?
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Sealed With a Kiss

A billionaire, an emerald lake, and a lifetime's worth of happy endings. USA Today Bestselling Author, Leeanna Morgan, brings you a heartwarming Christmas story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.John Fletcher is used to living his life on the edge. He’s an ex-Navy SEAL and the owner of one of the most successful security companies in the world. When his daughter asks for the one thing he can’t give her, it breaks his heart. Rachel McReedy isn’t impressed with John Fletcher’s money, fast cars or jet-setting lifestyle. What she cares about is Bella, his eight-year-old daughter. She might not have had the type of life Bella has, but she knows what it’s like to be left on her own. Rachel is determined to show John the error of his ways, but she isn’t prepared for what she’s about to discover.When a threat to John’s life turns deadly he will do everything he can to keep his daughter safe—even if that means saying goodbye to the one person who could have changed his life forever.Discover the magic of Emerald Lake in the first book in the Emerald Lake Billionaires series. All of my series are linked. If you find a character you like in one book you could find them in another story. If you would like to find out when my next book is published, please visit leeannamorgan.com. Thank you for your support. Happy reading!Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan:(All Series Linked)The Montana Brides:Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novellaBook 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)The Bridesmaids Club:Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)Emerald Lake Billionaires:Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)The Protectors:Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan)Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett)Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason)Book 8: Falling (Emma and Sean)
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Broken News

It is an account of a man reading a terrible news while having a cup of coffee on his new couch. The story portrays the agony he goes through.It is an account of a man reading a terrible news while having a cup of coffee on his new couch. The story portrays the agony he goes through. A Short story.
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Crown of Lies

THREE YEARS Since I ran away for the night, danced in New York streets, and almost got killed in an alley by two thieves. Until he showed up and saved me. THREE DAYS Since I threw a drink at the man my father expected me to marry, then found myself slammed against a wall with Penn Everett’s seductive voice whispering a proposal I couldn’t refuse. THREE HOURS To fall into hate with the man who reminded me of so many things and hid so much behind his lies. He couldn’t be the man who saved me three years ago…but there’s something so familiar… THREE MINUTES For our relationship to switch from no-strings to marriage. He announced it to my father—he’s ecstatic. He told my friends—they’re shocked. But he didn’t ask me, he commanded me—and I’m livid. THREE SECONDS For his lies to slowly steal my heart and make me believe, hope…trust. THREE BREATHS For his truth to destroy me.
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Wrecked

“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.” Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide. The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive. Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.” Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “the Hammer.” Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat. Lorrie knows that Hunter is the exact type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas. As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked? WRECKED RESCUED (WRECKED BOOK TWO: Coming Early 2014)
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I Killed Santa

I Killed Santa is a series of short Christmas stories by author Brian Lovestar. With his unique twisted sense of humour, come and enjoy a Christmas like no other before... in Paris... space... and Shotton Colliery! The stories serve as an interquel and sequel of sorts to his existing novels 'Dream Myself Alive' and 'Pop Tarts', as well as a prequel to his forthcoming novel 'Honey Spunk'.I Killed Santa is a series of short Christmas stories by author Brian Lovestar. With his unique twisted sense of humour, come and enjoy a Christmas like no other before... in Paris... space... and Shotton Colliery!The stories serve as an interquel and sequel of sorts to his existing novels 'Dream Myself Alive' and 'Pop Tarts', as well as a prequel to his forthcoming novel 'Honey Spunk', coming soon in 2016.
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Foreigners

Two short stories:In far-flung mysterious China, two foreigners discover the secrets of The Temple Heavenly Falsities despite the language barrier. In South Africa, Trishnen returns home to find so much, yet so little has changed.The Temple of Heavenly Falsities: We went as far as the car would take us. It had been a hot, drowsy drive. I stretched, then stared up at the vertical cliff-face which housed the temple. To our left, a thin stream of spray gave away the waterfall pummeling at the sandstone crack.“Can you see the stairs?” asked Alan as the taxi hastily pulled away. “Too late to ask the driver,” I sighed. Wasn't this always the case? Ill thought-out not-quite-spontaneous trip to go find some fabled temple. It had taken long enough to find a taxi-driver who understood our poor Chinese and who could read PinYin.Strive: The plane banks over the Bluff then, with its landing gear out, bypasses the city and Umhlanga. Mount Moreland sugar-cane fields, a pale reminder of their past, flash by. A small bump, and they are cruising towards the new terminal--King Shaka Airport. He's last off the plane, uncertain of what to expect. He's been away for so long; had alienated himself from his friends and family--glad to have escaped the only town in the world whose main street ends in a river...
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Hawks of the Sea

The 12th man. How and why is it so important. There is a reason it is. The power won't leave.Hawk is about to battle against impossible odds surrounded by his enemies. Maybe the crowd above will save him. There is always a chance. His family is gone he is alone, but his will to win may be too great to die.
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The Chronicles of Heaven's War: Hell Above the Skies

“A Blood Moon rises! For too long we have hidden from reality, fearing the loss of our past should we attempt to find our future. No more! Our day of infamy has arrived. A spark has ignited our universe and set it ablaze. From those ashes has grown a force that will crush the League of Brothers and drive it from our Realm! The decision has been made! Today we go to War! Phoenix rises!”“A Blood Moon rises! For too long we have hidden from reality, fearing the loss of our past should we attempt to find our future. No more! Our day of infamy has arrived. A spark has ignited our universe and set it ablaze. From those ashes has grown a force that will crush the League of Brothers and drive it from our Realm! The decision has been made! Today we go to War! Phoenix rises!” Tears flowed down the new king’s face as she thought of her sister, Darla, hoping beyond hope the woman might still live. This time her opponent had gone too far. There was no longer any place for negotiation. Their day of infamy had arrived. Mihai Astron, king over the Children’s Empire, had raised her fist, declaring absolute and total war with no hope of treaty or armistice. From the flames and ashes of this coming holocaust would rise only one power to rule over Heaven, Earth, and Hell - one power to rule the universe, either to its ending hour or coming glory. The Third Fleet was shattered, Admiral Euroaquilo’s heroic rescue attempt of the Shikkeron sounding his demise and the fleet’s ruin as a fighting force. But they had won, beaten the enemy back, saved the Shikkeron and its precious living cargo from capture, or had they? What of the imperial frigate, Shikkeron? Gone it was, ship and crew, swallowed up in the cosmic dust of space. Mihai shrugged. It mattered little now. She had raised her fist to the god of war, declaring the time of the world’s ending. Already her battle fleets hovered above MueoPoros, those invasion forces protected by Navy and Marine sky ships swarming the planet’s surface, engaging a ruthless enemy with no intention of surrender. In her mind’s eye, she could already see the great slaughter and the ruin of body and machine, smell the blood and gore of battle, the burning cordite and charred flesh. Had she not witnessed it so many times before, but always as the soldier faithfully obeying another’s commands? This time Mihai had raised the banner of war, declared the unholy hour of death and destruction. Now others led the charge into the slaughter, into the meat-grinder of damnation...
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Songs from a Suitcase

Stories and poems of unusual lives, strange occurrences and off-beat travel.Grandpa Jesse shows young May a magical world on the other side of a rope bridge. This story was written for a “favorite mythical world” flash fiction contest.
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Awakening From the Golden Sleep

This supplementary short story to the novel, The Z Redemption, is about the childhood of Ana Valdez, one of the principle characters in the novel. Ana grew up to become one of the true heroines and patriots of Mexico when she was in her thirties. Her life had always been privileged and especially enriched by her older father’s love. Discover the young Ana who later became a heroine of Mexico!This supplementary short story to the novel, The Z Redemption, is about the childhood of Ana Valdez, one of the principle characters in the novel. Ana grew up to become one of the true heroines and patriots of Mexico when she was in her thirties. Her life had always been privileged and especially enriched by her older father’s love. She never knew another love so genuine until she fell into a passionate romance with David James, a gringo twenty-two years her senior. Discover in this story the experiences Ana had as a child that helped to form her feisty and compassionate spirit!Note: This is an independent short story not in the novel, The Z Redemption.
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Little by Little

Talking about her problems at school doesn't come easy for Olivia so when she receives a diary on her sixteenth birthday, she may just have found an unlikely friend and confidant. Little by little, Olivia slowly learns to deal with her problems as she starts writing in her diary.Poems from BaghdadHussein AbbasPart oneBaghdad never awayI do, you doOur shareTow o'clock, knock, no openBaghdad never awayThey said she is getting old and gray The night darks her evenings and sway Tell them she's still young and virgin Death nights will end by dawn and rayHearts light has its men and coming way They don’t give up and gangers obey Tigress beach has smell of hope and next day Couples always dig their names on and sing Lovers will wait eagerly and love is their playDon’t tell they defeated, please don’t say Arabian nights is coming over and never leave Her sun has not sunk and never set away Let's do her make up and get her light No she pretty without and her face lit the way This poem has written for Baghdad and what she suffering from. It is still has life in it. I do, you doGet my blood and keep my familyGet my soul, don’t let me rollGet my wealth and focus on health Get my soul and save my call Get my body and back my lifeGet my word and play your role Get my faith and make it real Get my days and light my wayGet my sweat and give me houseGet my age and draw my day Get my best and do your best Get my flesh and let me ray Get my time , don’t let it foam Get my tomb and make it home This one for any person who got or will get any position in the Iraqi state to help the people and give them what they need and want. Our shareOur share is limited, our share is fairIt's done before, to spirit is made for Don’t hurry, don’t back, get it full Time is gold, joy and may be more Each has what deserve to do good So be good, not be bad, life is short Have no choice to come, nor to leaveGet your share in fair not in court Money comes and go, love stills in heart Love has no price, nor could buy Pocket sometimes empty, heart always full Fill it with love, make yourself high Think God every day to pave your way Say what to say, he judges your day About our share in this life , fate and destiny. Tow o'clock, knock, no openWhen it's got two o'clock, I'm waitingHis coming is near as the sunlightNot knocking on door, it's on my heart Legs are jumping, eyes eager to his sightWhat a toy, what a sweet in his bag His existence is the soul of our life Before other, before mother I hugCompete to get him before his wife But I was there when he is gone Someone blows him up and puts the light down All shout, no father, no hope, no moreMissing him bares life and darks my townThose who kill make me orphan and sad Steal my sweets, toys and lovely dad A child who was used to open home's door at two o'clock for his father. But his father was killed by violence in some explosion in Iraq.
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Ironic Missing Quantum Link

This rush to light, literary works in its very own rush saving light, is design to demonstrate the easy, involve in making up, inventing, conjuring, placating, overnight, structuring suspensions of disbelief, flying high by night schemes, involving in fabricating, following the money and intangible business.The preoccupation stage of our existence, determines our type of evolution, and future. Preordain is a cosmic inter global and intergalactic glow-flow of every critical and relative performed actions and inaction. Everyone plays and intricate role, whether ying or yang, everyone that ever existed, contributes to our stepping stone relay future, of our earth, and off course the universe.
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