A secret is hidden in the womb of history. Mr. Raju Ghodke unknowingly confronts that unimaginable secret and suddenly comes to a strange turn of life. He resolves to play the game that destiny has set before him. He gets dragged into some fatal possibilities that come his way. The line dividing reality and imagination gets thinner and thinner and then begins a journey… rapid and exciting…
Barcus is a working stiff looking for a good paycheck. When the Ventura and its crew enter orbit for a scheduled planet survey, the ship activates an automated defense system protecting the planet. Although the Ventura is destroyed in the attack, Barcus alone survives the harrowing fall to the remote planet surface. He struggles to remain alive and sane, and to discover why everyone he knew and loved on the Ventura was deliberately murdered. Swinging between despair and fury, Barcus discovers that for every answer he obtains, there are more questions raised. Barcus is assisted by the Emergency Module, Em, his most useful tool. It is an Artificial Intelligence system contained in an all-terrain vehicle specifically designed to help him survive. Barcus soon finds himself in the middle of a planetary genocide of the local native population. He is unable to stand passively by as more people die, even if they are long lost colonists who fear “The Man From Earth” like children fear the monster under their bed. Will Barcus ever find his way home? Will he find out who is responsible? Will his rage just burn this world down? Or will he find his soul in the eyes of a starving, frightened woman?
In a post-apocalyptic world devastated by The Great Shift, humanity struggles to survive in the wake of a brutal new reality. The balance of power has shifted drastically, with women now relegated to the status of property, their existence reduced to a commodity to be bought and sold. It is within this sinister world that the notorious Carnival Diablo reigns, a traveling spectacle of terror and enslavement, ruled by the enigmatic and malevolent Ringmaster. Amidst the cruel confines of the Carnival Diablo, the dream of freedom torments Ava and her fellow sisters, until their paths cross with the paragons of Dollet, the last hope for a better world. But as they navigate the treacherous landscape of their confinement, Ava and her sisters must grapple with the ultimate question – can they truly break free from the clutches of their captor, or will the shadows of Carnival Diablo consume them whole? “The Crimson Cage” is an enthralling saga of fortitude and sacrifice, a tale that delves deep into the unyielding spirit of those who dare to defy their oppressors. Will Ava and her sisters summon the courage to shatter the shackles of their imprisonment, or will they succumb to the darkness that threatens to engulf them? Join them on an extraordinary journey as they fight for their right to be free, in a world where every step toward liberation comes with a price.
Falling in love is the three worded calamity they dare not pronounce. It can’t exist between them, other than a push and pull polarity一 or so they tell themselves. ( … ) A mafia heir. An ordinary young woman. A family owning the fashion scene of Paris to the public as a cover up. Fame. Secrets. Bitterness. Unpredictability. In a world of broken, there are two types of people: Remy Lanoir is the broken that others get cut on his jagged shards, and Ela Beaumont is the broken that puts herself back together every time. They say damaged people are dangerous…because they know how to make the best of what they get. Because they know what is like to live on. SHARP EDGES is a love story about complicated people who are viewed as simple, about how the world perceives them based on what they want it to know, not what really is; an outline crafted to hide and resist. A man and a young woman from different backgrounds who get involved with each other and develop a strong, passionate interest amidst the multitude of events they go through in their life.
Can one man stay alive long enough to uncover a spy at the heart of the London political establishment? Bartholomew W. W. Meriwether is counting on it. Moneyman is the first book in the internationally acclaimed action-suspense series The Meriwether Files. Download it for FREE now.
With the fate of the world in the balance, one outlier could tip the scales towards salvation or disaster. Alex Barret lives in ‘the Quarters’, a set of broken-down slums surrounding a glittering walled-off city called the First Circle. Like all kids his age, on his sixteenth birthday Alex is scheduled for Appraisal, an unpredictable medical procedure with the potential to extend his lifespan. In a world where everything else costs, for some reason Appraisal is free. But no Appraisal scenario Alex has ever heard of has prepared him for his own experience – he’s abducted, imprisoned, and subjected to brutal medical experiments in a high-tech lab. He escapes and goes on the run, a heartbeat ahead of a ruthless army led by the most powerful man in the world. Piecing together the clues behind his kidnapping, he uncovers a treacherous plot that only he can derail. But to succeed, he must penetrate the First Circle, the forbidden abode of the ruling class.
Sword Swinging Thrills! Skarde desires only to be free, yet his mighty sword arm, quick thinking, and daring seem only to keep him one step ahead… of the grave! Trapped on a savage volcanic island, Skarde clashes with an antediluvian wizard, an army of warrior-cultists, and a hidden monstrosity just to live another day. Along the way he finds unexpected friends, mysteries, a curse, and enemies both bold and shadowy. Skarde, brash mercenary from the far North, travels the boundless world to sate his wanderlust and his desire for coin. Discover the unknown, the dangerous and the wondrous in this first volume of Skarde’s adventures.
Dabbling with fire is a dangerous endeavor. Alastor, a young mercenary from the esteemed organization ‘Glade,’ was sent with his team on a dangerous mission to uncover the truth behind mysterious disappearances in Kayon City. As they investigate, they encounter other factions with similar motives and face self-doubt. In the midst of a catastrophe, they unite to stop a deranged madman from destroying the city, pitting their principles against those of ruthless adversaries. When the nightmare brought upon to light how will this change the trajectory of his fate?
It’s been two years since the Siberian Flu killed nearly everyone on earth. Ellie starts out alone and afraid, living in the freezing upper Midwest. A terrifying incident propels her to move south to warmer weather. She travels the empty land, trying to avoid the lawless gangs, surviving as best she can. Along the way, she collect companions, friends, and a new family. This is Ellie’s story of overcoming, not only a globally decimating pandemic, but her own fears and doubts. She grows and becomes confident and dependable. The members of her group, as well as others they encounter, see her as a leader. Soon, she must see herself the same way and lead her group to safety, ensuring the survival of her people and the trust, family, and community they create.
‘The discovery was a complete accident, of course. Nadezhda never set out to make an enemy of the woman she believed to be her adoptive mother.’ When Nadezhda Moroz finds a photo of her adoptive mother and realises she’s been living a lie, she ignores all warnings from her family and sets out to discover the grisly secret that killed her father just days after his wedding…What she finds reveals just how twisted up her family’s history is. Her search for the truth pushes her into the arms of the mysterious Vasily Volkov, who promises he knows her story… And his strange, sinister family, who seem to have other secrets on their minds. The family seems to operate like a mafia group, and before long, Nadezhda is helplessly entangled with them, trapped in the town they appear to control. She meets old and new allies while in their clutches and escapes with her allies to bring them to justice, risking her life to fight them.