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  • Underground Stories

    Blaring sirens broke the stillness of the night. Fast-running footsteps are heard through the dark. Oh, what crime is happening now?

    Underground Stories is a collection of gritty tales of crime that will make you stay wide awake at night. Fill your time with hair-raising tales about crime drama, political suspense, edgy literature, and even poems that are sure to keep you engaged. But always beware: some of these stories are not for the weak of heart.

    With the turn of every page, ready yourself to be kept at the edge of your seat.

  • UNLIKELY HITTER

    Unlikely Hitter is the story of Ovasta Kaiser, a woman who had everything—a loving fiancé, a successful career, and a lifelong friendship. But all of that changed as she was the victim of a crime which transformed the course of her life. When she identifies one of the perpetrators to the police, the charges are mysteriously dropped.

    Feeling as if the legal system had failed her, Ovasta decides to serve her own form of justice but has a change of heart. When tragedy strikes again, Ovasta believes she has no other recourse but to retaliate.

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  • Vengeance Plus

    This ISIS unit is riding pretty high on the hog. They can do about whatever they want. They just had great success raiding the village of el-Bareo, or whatever they called the place. They burned a few buildings as planned, kidnapped, raped and tortured a half dozen young women before killing them and even better, kidnapped the three Christians that been giving them aid of some kind. They had left their tortured bodies and heads on stakes outside the village. They had sent pictures to El Jazeera and their other media outlet so the world would know of their recent success and what a tough formidable outfit they were.

    They had not yet heard of Sergeant Thomas Perkins, currently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Even if they had, what could one little American soldier do that would affect a crack ISIS unit of 130 men all with the latest arms and equipment. Even better, they had ammo running out their ears.

    Just all you readers out there wait and see. Don’t pick this story up too late in the day. YOU MIGHT BE UP UNTIL THE WEE HOURS.

  • Vermyear Academy

    Four walls and a ceiling, like any other place, it’s a prison. A place hiding a terrifying sinister disappearance, and possibly a murder. A sassy teenager, Sophie Gribsie tries to survive among the ways of Vermyear Academy. While feeling second best against her best friend, Ginger Spring, her life is disrupted when she unexpectedly gets plopped into Cornegy Hall. Thinking her life couldn’t get any worse, she reluctantly tags along with her weird quirky cousin, Marribell. But she soon finds out that’s the least of her worries. When a girl named Morgan Stasney turns up missing, the quiet Connecticut town becomes on edge, and looks to detective Roy for answers. Determined, and steadfast, she is insistent on staying focused to uncover leads. At first, the case seemed to be going nowhere, until she runs into a charming mysterious man named Carter Lincoln BeauCannon. Initially, Roy didn’t think there was anything more to him than good looks and money. Until she discovers he may know more about Morgan Stasney’s disappearance than he’s letting on. Roy dives deeper to find a connection, but how will she solve a disappearance with no witnesses, little evidence, and without a body?

    About the author

    A Marcayla K has been an avid reader since middle school. Her lifelong dream is to become an author and share her stories with the world. Though she landed a career with Quest Diagnostics as a phlebotomist, A Marcayla K always finds time for her passion; writing and developing stories for others to enjoy. She grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and like the main character, high school was a difficult time for her. During these challenging years, the story behind Vermyear Academy began to come to life. Parts of the novel were influenced by actual events in A Marcayla K’s life. Her future goal is to become an inspiration to her readers and publish more exciting novels.

  • Wastelanders

    Someone went missing.
    Someone went dead.
    Some eerie interpretive.
    Cards are read.

    Dogs, cats and autos
    might not be there.
    But Louie’ll find ‘em.
    Fifty per plus ‘L’ fare.

    About the author:

    Steve Schneiderman is an associate professor at the Institute of Engineering at Murray State University. Steve has been professional environmental engineering for over 40 years, college professing for over 30, golfing nearly 60. Parting adage for graduates: “Get a good job. Join a fancy country club and invite me to be a guest.” Eternal student commentary: “He’s the strangest Doc I ever met.”

  • Welcome to Summersville, USA

    Welcome to Summersville is a humorous, satirical novel.
    Sal D’ Angelo hopes to give his son, Randy, $1,500 to start college in 1972, but
    is broke. Though Sal lacks restaurant experience, Pearl persuades him and his
    family to run her luncheonette at her Catskill bungalow colony, claiming they’ll
    profit $5,000.
    The soda counter and vital kitchen equipment is old and unworkable, he
    soon discovers. There’s no air conditioning or acoustical ceiling tiles to absorb
    the deafening noise. Playing pinball, campers push, fight and shout. They curse
    when they tilt the machine or when balls land in traps and they try to rewire
    the machines to get free games. Sal’s wife touches a girl while leading her out
    for screaming hysterically at a misbehaving ball, and her father threatens to sue.
    Lounging, teens are reluctant to remove their feet from tables containing salt
    and sugar they pile and squirt with ketchup. Two male dogs knock over chairs
    while tearing after a female poodle in heat. Waiting on line for their orders, parents
    push one another, demand better service, and curse the family for running out
    of spaghetti.
    Girls scream when the campers flap a dead snake on the counter. So do their
    moms playing mahjong outside after receiving the same gift. A bully ties up the
    D’ Angelos’ youngest son inside a dilapidated bungalow.
    Before Sal leaves, Pearl falsely accuses him of taking home most of his stock
    instead of leaving it for her. Consequently, she persuades Bernie, renter of the
    machines, to give her Sal’s share after adjusting them to provide extra free games.
    More curious about the obvious record take than angry, exhausted, Sal drives
    home instead of calling the police.

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  • Wet Confetti

    Rolled, silver white hair created a halo about the woman’s head. The lamplight cast oblique shadows on her delicate, high cheekbones. Above the cheekbones, her eyes were ice blue and steady, belying the eighty years of this statuesque woman. Her demeanor exhibited and commanded an aura of aristocracy. Kathleen’s throat tightened and felt dry. She trembled slightly as she spoke. She was a reasonably intelligent, thirty-eight-year-old woman quite capable of comprehending all that had been depicted and yet, the shocking concept of the old woman’s claim was loathsome and incredulous. Acceptance of such cruel allegations against her grandmother, whom she so admired, was totally denied. In this emotionally charged family saga, Kathleen is shocked to learn of her grandmother’s wicked past from her Great Aunt Rose. As if the shocking revelations aren’t hard enough for Kathleen to deal with, she is forced to make a decision that will determine the course of her future.

    About the author:

    JENN SHELL is the author of Wet Confetti, Purple Gold, Destiny’s Gamble and Turbulent Tunnel and is published in The National Library of Poetry. Her lifelong passion for books and history is the catalyst that embarked her on the journey of writing. Originally from Pennsylvania, an avid golfer, she now calls Myrtle Beach, South Carolina home.

  • You Did What!?

    Ed and his assistant Arthur had begun what was to be a routine photo-journalistic assignment for Ed’s magazine. And routine it was until “Old Betsy” stopped running in a small village in the Ural Mountains of Russia. That is when things began to get more complicated. They had no idea they were then about to become involved with the Russian Mafia or the notorious and mysterious, Madame O. Let alone soon becoming involved with a couple of the most beautiful girls they had ever seen in their lives!

    To add a little more spice to their lives, how about then turning “Old Betsy” in for a camel caravan on to Ulan Bator as they travel with a nomadic family? Maybe throw in assorted Mongolian bandits as well as providing an insight into the lives of assorted Mafiosi. That is just for starters. You might have trouble putting this one down once you start it.

  • Zero to Infinity : An Expedition through Human Life

    Andrew Pappachen is an Indian-American by heritage and an environmental engineer by profession. He is working as Director of Public Works in a big city government and lives in Montville, New Jersey, USA with his wife Somini and daughter Simmy. His son Kevin is married to Grace and they live in Bergen County, New Jersey. Andrew has written and published several books both in English and in his native language, Malayalam, which is spoken in the State of Kerala, India. His latest English book, A Journey Alone is his biography along with the other two books, Love with the Ghost and Rays of Light From The darkness of A Prison cell are published by AuthorHouse. At the end of every book, Andrew concludes with certain philosophy of life that he believes in. In this book, Andrew tries an expedition thorough the universe, Earth and human life to find an answer to the purpose of life. He did not support any special theory, philosophy or religion in his analyses, but only tried to analyze the available facts and theories. While reading, Andrew wants you to travel with him, analyze the facts and statements, follow your own thinking process and come to your own conclusion.

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