318 pages, 27 of 29 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Nicolas de Montferraud, Chevalier and Vicomte d’Argentolle was born into a world in turmoil. Shunned by the court because of his father’s scandalous marriage, he is determined to restore the greatness and honor of his family’s proud name. Sérolène, Vicomtesse de La Bouhaire is beautiful, headstrong, willful, irresistible. She is the spark of passion that ignites the torch of Nicolas’ destiny. Defying age-old customs, they pledge themselves irrevocably to each other. All that stands in their way is family opposition, blood vendettas, a secret brotherhood of assassins, English frigates, a murderous psychopath and a disapproving King and court. Can their love survive these challenges? Can they?
S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Southern Comfort by John Mason
467 pages, 12 of 14 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
In 2006, a secret experiment is conducted in the the ill-fated nuclear power plant of Chernobyl. It fails, and the Zone is created: a large area where physical laws are outright broken and mysterious phenomena manifest.
In 2011, Al Qaeda detonates nuclear warheads in Kabul. In what was once the Afghan wilderness, apparently a New Zone is created.
Three years later a scientific expedition tries to find out if the creation of the New Zone could be connected to the Chernobyl experiment. When the researchers disappear, a search and rescue operation is launched.
For Major Mikhailo Tarasov, a veteran of the Exclusion Zone, this mission into post-apocalyptic Afghanistan is more than just another dangerous task: in the land where his father died, he must also confront the ghosts of the Soviet past.
Major Tarasov and his Spetsnaz commandos soon find themselves at the mercy of a hostile environment worse than anything they had encountered before. But beyond all the perils of the New Zone, the most lethal danger awaits: betrayal.
“Whatever power had created the Zone, it has outsmarted us and it has happened again. You will look at the New Zone with fresh eyes… like Strelok did here when everything began.”
Major Alexander Degtyarev, 2014
193 pages, 23 of 24 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
The post-apocalyptic world isn’t that bad. Sure, there are mutants. But, for the people of New Hope, daily life isn’t so much a struggle of finding food or medicine as it is trying to find a new shortstop for their kickball team.
This makes it difficult for a post-apocalyptic warrior to find work.
Thankfully, an army full of killers is making its way to the peaceful town and plans to raze it to the ground. Only a fully trained post-apocalyptic-nomadic warrior can stop them.
Two have offered their services. One is invited to help. The other is sent to roam the wasteland. Did the townspeople make the right decision? Will they be saved? Did they find a shortstop? What’s with all the bears?
Find out in Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors, a fast-paced action and adventure novel set in a horrific future that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
364 pages, 72 of 90 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously
Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma’s never needed help before. And even though she’s learned to trust her son, it doesn’t mean she trusts Will.
Mercenary Will Davenport lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma’s freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake’s proclamation that Will is The Chosen One, who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn’t know she has.
Will protects Emma and Jake on a cross-country chase from the men pursuing them, while struggling with memories from his past, his apprehension of Jake, and his growing attraction to Emma. Will’s overwhelming urge to protect Emma surprises him, especially since it has nothing to do with his paycheck and possibly everything to do with the tattoo Jake branded on his arm. Rich and powerful men are desperate to capture Emma, and Will must discover why before it’s too late.
654 pages, 28 of 28 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
In Alorin…three hundred years after the genocidal Adept Wars, the realm is dying, and the blessed Adept race dies with it. One man holds the secret to reverting this decline: Bjorn van Gelderan, a dangerous and enigmatic man whose shocking betrayal three centuries past earned him a traitor’s brand. It is the Adept Vestal Raine D’Lacourte’s mission to learn what Bjorn knows in the hope of salvaging his race. But first he’ll have to find him…
In the kingdom of Dannym…the young Prince Ean val Lorian faces a tenuous future as the last living heir to the coveted Eagle Throne. When his blood-brother is slain during a failed assassination, Ean embarks on a desperate hunt for the man responsible. Yet his advisors have their own agendas, and his quest for vengeance leads him ever deeper into a sinuous plot masterminded by a mysterious and powerful man, the one they call First Lord…
In the Nadori desert…tormented by the missing pieces of his life, a soldier named Trell heads off to uncover the truth of his shadowed past. But when disaster places him in the debt of Wildlings sworn to the First Lord, Trell begins to suspect a deadlier, darker secret motivating them.
130 pages, 15 of 15 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Twelve-year-old Marshall Thompson’s favorite place in the world is Luke’s Junk Store. With one more trip in before school begins, he’s intent on finding the perfect thing to take with him on his first day back. But his “great find” ends up being a girl — and a friendship begins that will change him forever.
Together, they share a love of puzzles and something else: sickness. With his asthma, and her in cancer recovery, they’re linked as kindred spirits. But when a life-changing incident threatens their friendship, Marshall has to learn to pick up the pieces to his broken puzzle of life … and put them back together.
The Puzzle Master is a story of friendship, love, forgiveness and hope; issues that surround us at the youngest of age. Through Marshall’s tragedies and triumphs, he learns to accept change and overcome his trials even when they seem insurmountable.pages, of reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
387 pages, 25 of 26 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
The Widow’s Son was selected as a FirstNovelFest Grand Prize Winner -
Enjoy the music, politics, fashion, televison and movie fare of the 1960s. Did you know that 2 days before the blizzard of 1967 that brought the Midwest to a halt, it was a balmy 65 degrees? Or that Wild Thing by the Troggs kicked the Beatle’s Paperback Writer off the top of the pop charts? Or that Gomer Pyle USMC replaced the Dick Van Dyke Show? These details unique to 1966 and 1967 also include the Apollo 1 disaster, what young men did to avoid the draft and Vietnam, and President Johnson’s conclusion in 1966 that the Vietnam War had been as good as won. All of this incredible history, accurately researched and woven into this incredible story without a seam, presents a historic backdrop for a powerful tale of survival – and the detemination of a neighborhood filled with beloved nuts and bolts who go beyond the call to save a broken family. And it all begins with these words of a child’s lament – When I hear the news I want to jump on the dining room clock and make time go backwards . . .
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