The Widow, Melody Scott Available on Wattpad Paid and YONDER A mom's got to do what a mom's got to do. A priceless ruby bracelet has been stolen and a six-figure reward is being offered. Newly widowed housewife Melody Scott needs to earn some major cash, fast, but she's at a loss how to do what the police, museum security, and the best private investigators have failed to do. On her side, she's got four bright children with a knack for thinking outside the box. Working against her, is a criminal mastermind who will stop at nothing to achieve his own ends. Will Melody be able to earn the reward in time to save her family, or will her attempts lead them all to their doom? Click here to read the full story.
Olivia Nowicki is working at a local fleabag motel making a little less than she needs to survive. When a bounty hunter arrives, chasing a supernatural fugitive, Olivia sees a chance to improve her financial standing. Unexperienced and clueless, she finds herself in a world of magic and danger. Her bestie thinks she's crazy. An adorable barista wants her to marry him. She's lusting after her new boss. And she's got ten days to catch Hell's most wanted. Click here to read the full story.
CHAOS: A story about gods and afternoon recess
The long-forgotten god of chaos awakes when a small child drops a piece of candy onto his altar, unwittingly becoming the high priest of chaos. The god is beholden to his priest and his priest’s people–AKA: his kindergarten classmates. The children are all-too-delighted to serve the whims of mayhem until the chaos becomes too much, even for them. They forbid the god from using his power. But when disaster strikes and the whole school is in danger, a bit of bedlam might be the only thing that can save the children, the town, and the god’s budding romance with a schoolteacher.
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A Saint’s Story
Confession is good for the soul. In the time before men began recording their words, John Thomas made a deal with a dark creature and became a vampire. For millennia, he hunted humankind out of necessity and grasped for meaning in his endless existence. He is intrigued when he hears again and again about the saintly Maybeth O'Shaughnessy. Perhaps she can offer the absolution he's longed for. When he seeks her out and finds her wracked with pain and longing for death in a shabby hospice ward, he offers her the promise of a quick release from life if she acts as his confessor. She agrees but finds herself confessing her own sins to her would-be killer. After all, the line between sinner and saint can be razor thin. The recollections of their lives unfold in a series of short stories reminiscent of Interview with The Vampire meets One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Click here to read the full story.
Lot 72 Hollywood star Jess Kellerman heads to her childhood home in a small midwestern town to celebrate her father's birthday and her brother's first big professional success, but when she discovers signs of extreme violence in her father's house, she goes in search of answers. Each answer only leads to more questions until Jess finds herself struggling to separate real life from the fictional worlds she creates for her adoring public. The question is, what... or whom... is she willing to sacrifice to keep their love? Click here to read the full story.
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THE MYSTERY OF THE LAKESHORE LTD.: AN ELEANOR AND LYDIA MYSTERY (#2)
When Eleanor’s great-granddaughter, Lydia, shows up seeking her help, the “retired” detective knows she has no choice but to spring into action once again.
Lydia has been attending classes at a local university and has great admiration for one of the teaching assistants who has been doing cutting edge research. On a trip to Washington DC to start on a new, ground-breaking project, the woman and her work disappeared. The local police aren’t taking the case seriously, but Lydia believes her friend is in real trouble.
With a solid history of sleuthing together in the past, the unlikely team confidently heads out in search of clues. Soon, they find themselves knee-deep in corporate intrigue and murderous greed with nothing more than their wits and the contents of Eleanor’s enormous handbag to save themselves.
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THE MYSTERY OF NOVAK MANOR: AN ELEANOR AND LYDIA MYSTERY (#1)
Armed with knitting needles and a fantastic playlist, Eleanor and Lydia set off to solve The Mystery of Novak Manor.
Eleanor Albright is a spritely ninety-year-old ex-detective with more than a few skeletons in her closet and a grim determination to keep them there by hiding from the world.
Her great-granddaughter Lydia is twenty-two- years old and sorely misunderstood by the world. After all, just because a girl dresses in all black and listens to My Chemical Romance doesn’t mean she lacks vision or hope. Well… maybe hope.
When Lord Novak calls Eleanor from his castle in a tiny, beautiful Eastern European nation with a desperate plea for help, she agrees, with mixed emotions, to come out of retirement and she talks Lydia into serving as her assistant.
Now the two women must find the truth about the fearsome ghost that’s haunting Novak Manor before the “ghost” finds the legendary secret treasure with the power to bring the monarchy to its knees.
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A Book of Dust and Breath Max has spent the past several thousand lifetimes as a Reaper among humans and, despite the pleasures of a tidy country home with a well-dusted library and a finely tuned Harley, he's starting to get bored. His best friend gives him some advice: "Drink some scotch. Bed a woman. Join a rock band. Get it out of your system, and get back to your dutiful service." Max tried, but he ended up getting drunk, marrying the girl in Vegas, and accidentally triggering a chain of events that could end with the destruction of the human race. Now he needs to make things right again but the Reaper quickly learns that the magic of being human comes with one grim reality. Click here to read the full story.
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