Abandoned by his part-Cherokee Ma, Charlie Kincaid escapes servitude with his uncle. He jumps a boxcar, accompanied by his schoolmate Roxy, who is escaping troubles of her own. Charlie becomes a US Navy Diver. Mattie Blanc is from a genteel New Zealand family. But when her brother’s friend persuades her to take a ride, it all goes horribly wrong. Desperate, she flees her family’s stifling expectations for a new life in Auckland.
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Welcome to Lucky Valley where nothing is quite what it seems. Lily Goode wasn't aware she had an inheritance waiting for her in the form of a huge Victorian house in Lucky Valley, Colorado. Life might finally be coming together for her. That is if you don't count the endless home repairs, dealing with eccentric Aunt Polly who claims they're both witches, and Nolan Dawson the handsome home inspector who seems to have it out for her, then, sure, life is grand.
Young Jennifer Dash leaves her Louisiana home in search of the key to life. Her quest begins humbly enough amidst the swamps of the Pelican state, but forces beyond her control will propel her past many nations, oceans, cultures, and fairy tales... to the very limits of reason and myth itself. Written as an adventure saga, what begins in a whimper is destined to end with a bang.
How would you feel if you were a private eye and the mayor of your hometown called you up to help solve a murder case? On top of that, everyone in town still hates you, including your ex-girlfriend. Well, this is the situation Joe Frost has found himself in. Brought in to help solve a five-year-old case, enemies around every corner, and a police chief that wants you out of town. But these are minor things when he is faced with the true horrors that await him.
Planet Akriya, 1948 Ian, 29, had just gotten married and was reveling in each day with his beloved wife in their cozy apartment at the center Beacon, your average, bustling metropolitan city. Fate, however, has her own plans for him. After surviving a mysterious coma and cryogenic freezing, transcending time and death, Ian meets an enigmatic professor and acquires new skills and abilities as he forges a dangerous path that will take him through the ocean depths and lands corrupted by radiation, threatening his very sanity.
Life begins. Then it ends. Then it begins again… For each life, fate is predetermined; nothing can change its path… From the moment she was born he has been in her life, watching her; he has known everything about her. He has studied her every expression, feeling, thought… Because she felt, like any other person: she felt joy, happiness, passion, anger, sorrow…
And, he didn’t…
Bar-brawlers and jaywalkers just don’t provide the career upgrade Kel wants but, whether it’s the good-old-boys club or Seattle Police’s departmental politics, her promotion to detective has been barred. So, when she receives veiled texts alluding to murder, off-duty and with no authority to investigate a hangnail, she’s lured to the scene of a homicide. It certainly isn’t her ass-kicking charm that convinces her boss to let her run with the case.
When Zac Hunter receives a cry for help from former snitch, Angel Cortez, he rushes to her aid. Angel’s daughter Gracie is missing, and Lunatic, Angel’s gang leader boyfriend, knows more than he’s letting on. Discovering that a rival crew nabbed Gracie from an East LA park, Hunter agrees to do what he can to find the missing girl. Cassius is a major league low life, a drug dealer with the Imperial Knights whose shitty existence just gets shittier by the day.
Michael Cox has been framed for the murder of his wife and six-year-old son. They were blown to pieces in front of his very eyes. Ever since that day, the only thing that fuels him is his need for vengeance. That, and rage. He embarks on a bloody mission to find the real killer and exact his revenge for the crime against his family. In the process, Michael enlists the help of the reporter, Addilyn Clarke, dragging her into a world of violence to chase a murderer that has no face and has no name.
The ultimate betrayal. What would you do? Hard-nosed Detective Jack Bailey is back in Chicago with a serial killer on his hands. At first Jack figures the murder of Sister Anne is a robbery gone bad. But when a Bible verse turns up with the body, he and his partner realize this is no random murder. The Bridgeport community is shocked; the popular nun taught generations of students. Within two weeks a young man's body is found with a similar Bible verse.
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