Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
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The captivating tale of the ship "Mortzestus," an unlucky vessel haunted by "too many shadows." The unifying theme seems to be the dreadful forces that lurk just beneath the veneer of what we, in immense folly, believe to be "reality." Malign forces may surface at any moment to drag us to destruction or worse.
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Algernon Henry Blackwood, CBE (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's" and that his short story collection Incredible Adventures (1914) "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century"
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After her husband Jack is murdered Lynn becomes an online investigator and undercover detective. She finds satisfaction in getting revenge for victims of abusers and swindlers by hacking into their accounts and creating financial havoc. Then a menace from her past shows up to get her own revenge against Lynn. But Lynn has help – Jack’s spirit who talks to her.In this third novel in the Jack and Lynn Preston series, Lynn struggles to deal with the murder of her husband and granddaughter. Their political crusades are over as she searches for something to overcome her depression; something that uses the computer hacking skills Jack taught her. Jack’s friend invites her to join his detective agency as an online investigator and undercover operative. Soon she discovers the satisfaction of getting revenge for victims of abuse and financial fraud by hacking into the offender’s personal accounts to get them in legal and financial trouble. All is well until a menace from her past shows up; someone out for her own revenge. But Lynn has help - Jack’s spirit who talks to her. Revenge, Inc. has all the suspense, action, romance, and humor you have come to expect from this author.
A short man can still be a hit with the ladies if he has sufficient width. That's all I'll tell you. Click the blue below to see why. Here it suffices to say that the story is short and free. Why read a summary when with little more effort you can read the whole thing? If you can't spare a moment more, you shouldn't be wasting time reading fiction anyway. Go back to work!"One can not judge a book by its cover." So we are told. But a cover is usually the only thing a reader has to base a judgment on. Smashwords tries to aid readers by providing summaries, one short, one long, for each book it distributes. For non-fiction this works well. But this, it seems to me, defeats the whole purpose of fiction. After all, one reads a story to find out what will happen. It’s the uncommon twists and turns that make a story interesting. But if a summary has told all this beforehand, what fun is to be had in the reading? Therefore, no summary of the present short story is given. It's short and it’s free! So read the whole thing and see if you like it. I ask you to do this because I think it is the best book judging method. To find fiction you like you must first read around enough to learn something of the style and stories of different authors. Then you can judge books, not by their cover, but by the your opinion of the writer. I'd like to help you do this. The present short story is one of several which I will make available free at Smashwords. Read a few (or all of them) and decide if you like them. It won't cost you a dime. If you like them, you can then purchase some of my not free (but still inexpensive) longer stories. All these stories are of one particular kind. To reflect this similarity all have the same cover picture, the Kitty & Rose shown above. So after you’ve read a few, you can, in fact, judge them by their cover. The common theme of the Kitty & Rose stories is human sexuality. This is not unusual. Most fiction concerns sex in one way or another; ranging from romances so sedate and demure an extraterrestrial could never know sex is at the root of everything described, to erotica so unrestricted even an extraterrestrial might blush. Kitty & Rose stories are in the middle of this range. All deal with human sexuality, but none do so explicitly. Rather, they are seemly. The dictionary gives three meanings for seemly: Attractive or agreeably fashioned; Decorous or conventionally proper; and Appropriate or suited to its purpose. With respect to appropriateness, seemly sex stories range from the humorous to the inspirational, but all concern human sexuality. So they are clearly appropriate. These stories are also seemly in the decorous and conventionally proper sense. For, while they treat sex candidly, they do not do so graphically. There is nothing pornographic nor erotic in any seemly sex story. Of course, different persons’ opinions about this may differ. A few consider frank pornography decorous. At the opposite extreme are those like the abbot of the monastery where the great biologist Gregor Mendel did his epochal research. This abbot thought Mendel’s studies were decidedly indecorous because they involved the sex of pea plants! Finally, there is the principal sense of seemly, attractive and agreeably fashioned. Like every author I exert my every effort and ability trying to make these stories seemly in this regard. But like every author, I must await your determination of the degree of my success. Since both of us will be pleased if you find them attractively seemly, I very much hope you do.Happy reading!BobbyBP.S. This is short story number three, uploaded 2-16-2017.
A thrilling chase through history as Patrick Pierce tries to discover the truth behind a secret society known as the Black Tower Hunt Club.After receiving a mysterious letter, a withdrawn mid-level public servant is pulled from his quiet routine and thrust into a world of intrigue and danger. Invited to join the Black Tower Hunt Club, Patrick Pierce quickly realizes that the luxurious grandeur of Ravenwood Manor belies a dark secret within. Unsure who to trust, he delves into the past to find out why he was recruited and who is behind it.Meanwhile one of Ravenwood Manor’s maids finds herself caught up in an internal power struggle for control of the Club. Trapped between two brilliant and dangerous adversaries, Jane is forced to choose a side in order to achieve her goal of a life beyond servitude.As the stakes become higher, both Patrick and Jane will have to look inward for the strength to survive the perilous ordeals they’ve been pulled into.
The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
A retired federal agent and his team uncover a plot to control the upcoming election. By putting ultra-conservatives in the White House and congress, they plan to restore individual freedom, cut spending, control immigration, and make the tax system fair for everyone, including the wealthy. These goals are laudable, unless taken to extremes. And that’s just what the conspirators have in mind.Jackson Preston just retired from the Federal Remediation Agency, a clandestine arm of the U.S. Government that “fixes” problems, after 30 years as an “Adjuster”. Without his wife, there didn’t seem to be a reason to go to work anymore. So he retired to a lakeside cabin in the mountains of West Virginia to enjoy nature, and heal his emotions. One bright spot was an email from Lynn, a woman he knew in high school, that has turned into an electronic relationship of sorts.Then he got the letter warning him he was being watched – some unknown entity had him under surveillance. To find out who and why, Jack went through the records of his old missions and found one file that stood out. What he found in that file led him to a conspiracy to take over the country by controlling the next Presidential election, and it turned him into a wanted fugitive. Lynn and three others join him as they are chased around the country while working to uncover the details of the conspiracy. Once they realize how deep and sinister the plot is, they create a plan to expose it and send the leaders to jail. But the leaders were ready for that.
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The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
The Willows By Algernon Blackwood
How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Formatted for e-reader Illustrated About The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood Twins may be similar in outward appearance and share genetic material, but the paths they take in life are often markedly divergent. That's certainly the case in Algernon Blackwood's The Garden of Survival, in which two twin brothers' adventures take them to opposite ends of the earth – though their special bond remains intact. The Garden of Survival begins in Blackwood’s usual polished and expressive style. His protagonist, Richard, a former military man now making a living as a foreign diplomat in Africa, details in epistolary format his musings of life and love. The story is both enticing and ethereal. The description of Richard’s childhood garden is vaguely reminiscent of the biblical Garden of Eden. Algernon Henry Blackwood was an English writer of tales of the supernatural. In his late thirties, Blackwood started to write horror stories. He was very successful, writing ten books of short stories and appearing on both radio and television to tell them. He also wrote fourteen novels and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published. He was an avid lover of nature, and many of his stories reflect this.
fiction. Fantasy. Horror.