Mandi cannot leave. She has 67 days. Only 67. No one can see her, and no one can hear her. She's stuck in her hospital room with no one else. No one but the girl in her bed- the girl she once was. Her father can't cry. Her mother can't breathe. Her best friends can't speak. She has to find a way out before the clock locks her in. Before time is up. If she doesn't, she'll never get out. She'll be left all alone.
They stand before a vicar as the ceremony proceeds. Diana’s parents have arranged for her to marry the Duke of Rothford. What should be the happiest day of her life goes by in a blur. It isn’t until afterwards, when the newlyweds are alone together, that she realizes what it means to be married to a man she hardly knows. The silence is deafening. They have opposing views about life. The words ring in her ears… Till death us do part.
When teenage fraternal twins Daniel and Dustin lose their mother during their senior year of high school, their life journeys split apart. Daniel moves off to a distant city full of romance and history, seeking a new start and finding unusual allies, including his challenging and highly accomplished new boss. He also meets a young viola player, who helps him explore the world around him, and with each new adventure captures another piece of his heart.
No matter what the package is or where it needs to go, Thaddeus Archer is the man who will get it there. That is, until his most recent mission. He comes home after losing his "package" and his life begins to unravel before his eyes. Just when things begins to turn around, he finds himself faced with another impossible high value job: Deliver a young girl (who doesn't speak) to Japan in 30 days while avoiding her father, who has deadly plans for her.
Will the love of a woman save him from his own apathy? Tristen Brone lived a carefree life of wealth and passion…until it all came crashing down around him. The night Tristen's best friend died in a fire, Tristen tried to save him, but he failed. Not only did Jacob die, but Tristen is left with scars that make him feel like a monster. There are those in town who think Tristen is responsible for starting the fire, which includes Jacob's sister, the woman Tristen is in love with.
The year is 2084, and that famous Margaret Thatcher quote has become a reality: There really is no such thing as society. No one speaks to anyone else. No one looks at anyone else. People don’t collaborate, they only compete. I hate to admit it, but this has had tragic consequences. Unable to satisfy their social urges, the population has fallen into a pit of depression and anxiety. Suicide has become the norm.
Songs to New York is Author Myrtle Brook's love affair with the Big Apple served in ten slices: literary fantasy short stories on extraordinary events occurring to everyday people in the five boroughs. "The Sanctity of the Mails:" observed in Heaven via the Brooklyn Post Office. A Staten Island-raised engineer who escapes city living, only to find the city inside himself. A Manhattan West Side cat who rides a bicycle, whose presence effects a transformation within his community.
Matthew Blackwell smiled as he stirred Haley’s drink, spiked with enough ketamine to render her unconscious, hoping to have sex his way. He thought of Haley as no more than the girl who would offer him a night to remember; his send off party before university. Matthew believed that money was power. With it he got what he wanted and felt that he could do as he pleased where it came to women.
Stella wandered the streets of Victoria, BC, cold, wet and hungry and living a life of misery. On most days Stella would rather have been dead, yet she struggled along, hidden in the wide open, taking her place within the nameless, faceless and placeless tribe. Attempting to remain invisible she pushed her trolley filled with junk, moving from alcove to park bench then back again and doing what it took in order to survive, always hoping to remain anonymous.
Tommy Belanger was born and raised in a dysfunctional family, plagued with abject poverty, incest, alcohol and child abuse. His life was filled with grief, hunger and horror. He and his siblings were moved from one poverty-stricken two-bedroom shack to another. From the failed farm in Manitoba to another province - always hoping for a better tomorrow and landing in a home the mirror image of the one they had escaped.
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