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Some heroines will steal your heart. This one will steal your wallet. In the future, mankind has expanded to fill the solar system, but when a snarky con-woman steals the wrong spaceship, she finds herself stranded in a distant galaxy. She is humanity's first emissary to a galactic civilization, and all she wants to do is go home. Preferably, without being arrested.
 
“Coleshanger people are pretty bad,” said Uncle Edward. “They won’t cross water after sunset. And they have to be in bed by midnight, otherwise they think that they'll be turned into baboons and apes. They also worship the flea.” Written in 1952, Coleshanger is a humorous, whimsical and charming recount of English village life in the early part of the last century, a tale waiting seventy years to be heard, but still very much the story of us today.
 
Alan joins his brother Dan’s private investigation agency in the hopes of reconnecting with his older sibling. Although he doesn’t know the first thing about private investigation and he’s hopeless with a gun, Dan convinces him to help him out on a covert mission for Dan’s former commanding officer. But the mission is far more dangerous than either brother realizes. The officer and his soldiers are seeking to recover an insidious device used to manipulate Earth’s history. Humanity is under a ...
 
A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper : Book 1 When Ishmael Wang is orphaned by a flitter crash, he must make some hard decisions about how to survive in a Company-owned universe. With limited time and fewer options, he lands a job as the newest hand on the Solar Clipper Lois McKendrick and learns there's more to life than making coffee. Join Ish, Pip, Big Bad Bev, and the rest of the Lois McKendrick's crew as they sail the galaxy in search of profitable trade.
 
Courtesy of Northwest Nazarene University and Wesley Center Online, this is the story of Louise Robinson Chapman, a missionary in Africa. From 1920 until 1940 she ministered to the dark continent, coming to truly love and care for its people. Her story is filled with adventure, drama, humor and lots of love and miracles. Produced and narrated by Vic Zarley.
 
A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper : Book 3 The Lois McKendrick runs headlong into trouble when a routine in-system transit goes bad. Ishmael and the rest of the crew must scramble to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it in order to keep the ship alive. Learn more about the officers and crew of the Lois McKendrick as they struggle to keep their ship and discover how Ishmael finds out how wrong he's been about what it means to be a spacer in this latest Trader's ...
 
After settling into a new job, new home and new living arrangements, Andersson Dexter has finally found a comfortable life in both the physical and virtual worlds. But that sense of security is blown apart when an explosion rocks Dex’s real-life Nice neighbourhood. He and his colleagues begin an investigation into a string of seemingly senseless and random vandalism attacks, that remind them all of similar assaults in the simulated world Marionette City. While at first the attacks seem more ...
 
You're never too old to make a bad decision. After twenty winters on the road, Tanyth Fairport makes one last pilgrimage in her quest to learn all she can about the herbs and medicinal plants of Korlay before settling down to write her magnum opus. Her journey is interrupted when she decides to help a small village and learns that much of what she knows of the world may not be quite as it seems. Nathan Lowell blends wiccan tradition and shamanistic lore into a fantasy quest for a new - if un ...
 
The First Book of The Vatican Assassin Science Fiction Trilogy. Remastered in July 2009. Bernard Campion, aka "BC", is an assassin for the Pope, struggling with his work's inherent contradictions while trying to take care of “business” during an out of control interplanetary religious war in 2109. BC is a killer disguised as a priest of the New catholic Church. His current assignment? Eliminate the Governor of Lunar Prime, the free state on the Moon. BC has no idea this latest assignment wil ...
 
A Trader's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper A shuffling of cabins puts Ishmael Horatio Wang in command of the worst ship in the fleet. He learns that being Captain doesn't make you infallible and that life in the Captain's Cabin is filled with new kinds of challenge as he tries to keep the ship moving, the crew out of trouble, and turn a profit to earn his Captain's Share. In a ship where the officers outnumber the crew, how can he manage to keep everybody happy? Welcome to the ...
 
Young American Aliya Scott travels to Tanzania to help children with her condition. There, people without pigment in their skin are called “zeru-zeru,” it means “ghost,” and they are believed to possess magical powers. When Aliya goes missing, her father sets out on a mission to find her. He soon discovers that she was up to more than teaching the alphabet and handing out sunblock. With each step, he learns more about his daughter and a country rooted in ancestry, rich with resources, full o ...
 
Bridget Hall is a driven & successful entrepreneur running a non-profit company named the Coffee Exchange Alliance. She’s working to establish a fair-trade business presence on the Caribbean island of Salavandra, but must overcome the corrupt Minister of Agriculture, Rafael Gallegos, who profits by marginalizing the island’s farmers and smuggling their coffee to Jamaica. Bridget tackles personal & professional challenges on Salavandra that ultimately shake her belief in the choices she’s mad ...
 
Sixteen-year-old Meg Traherne has never known loss. Until the beautiful, talented horse she trained herself, drops dead underneath her in the show ring. Jared Strickland has been living with loss ever since his father died in a tragic farming accident. Meg escapes from her grief by changing everything about her life; moving away from home to spend her summer living on an island in the St. Lawrence River, scrubbing toilets and waiting on guests at a B&B. Once there, she meets Jared; doing his ...
 
"Hi, my name is Conor. Other than my father being a bit of an eccentric lunatic, my life was pretty normal until I got attacked in my living room and whisked away to Tir na Nog, the mystical land of the ancient Celts, where it turns out Dad is the usurped heir to the throne and everybody wants me dead because of some prophecy. Don't you just hate when that happens?"Shadowmagic is a rip roaring fun fantasy adventure novel by John Lenahan very loosely based on Irish mythology where every chapt ...
 
Echoes of the ancients' power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind's deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. In times such as these, ordinary people have the power to save the world . . . or destroy it. Call of the Herald is Book One of The Dawning of Power trilogy. A World of Godsland Novel.
 
The Prince of Hazel & Oak by John Lenahan Part 2 of the Shadowmagic Series Podiobooks no. 1 voted podcast returns for another action and laugh packed sequel. Finally listeners can find out what happened to Conor on his return to the Real World from Tir na Nog. (He was arrested for his father’s murder.) Join Conor (and a very confused Scranton cop) as they try to survive The Prince of Duir's chaotic return to The Land. The Prince of Hazel & Oak is the second novel from real life magician and ...
 
On a remote coast in Scotland, a boy opens his eyes to a world he does not recognise. Almost dead, he stumbles on a desolate cottage where he meets the beautiful Katriana and a man she professes to be her uncle.Stormbound and haunted by visions, the boy, Tom Corven is his name, soon realises that finding Creggan was no accident. But as he uncovers the truth of his unique place in the universe, Tom must find and control the power he harbours before it destroys him. Only then will he be ready ...
 
The 2nd Andersson Dexter novel Storefronts busted, businesses destroyed, accounts frozen. No one knows who's behind the rash of vandalism in the virtual world, Marionette City, or how to protect themselves from becoming the next victim. Andersson Dexter has a new lease on life. Things are looking up for the newly independent investigator, when he picks up what seems like an ordinary case of vandalism. Soon Dex discovers that what appears to be a run of the mill case may be linked to a series ...
 
Sally Buds had scarcely arrived on Earth before she is called back into service. She is, of course, Earth’s only real expert on the evil Masters on New Ontario, but now there may be trouble coming from this side of the fold! A Japanese ship representing the Asian Economic Alliance is now heading towards the fold and UN Command fears that they may be trying to forge an alliance with the Masters. This time Sally’s crew includes a battalion of soldiers armed with deadly weapons. But, as before, ...
 
Everything in the universe comes with a price. When Diurnia Salvage and Transport undergoes a change in management, Captain Ishmael Horatio Wang finds himself adrift in a sea of red ink, and intrigue. He dives in only to find that he is over his head in a universe where cut-throat competition takes on an all new meaning. What tragic price will Captain Wang pay for his Owner's Share?
 
Join Bill Morison on his journey through corporate America, as he learns about auditing insurance and just how irritating people can be. This podcast contains office related humor, inspired by the author’s experiences in navigating through corporate life. If you’ve ever worked in an office with coworkers you just couldn’t understand, you will find yourself reminiscing about that weird guy that always hung out at the water cooler. WARNING: The characters, names, and events in this podcast nov ...
 
When an asteroid passes by our planet and leaves a trail of death in its wake, a quarter of the population have become the living dead. Twenty-five years later the zombies are under the control of the government. Citizens are chosen to participate in Project Mirror, a cloning project in which their "mirrors" are used as food for the undead. When one man discovers that something in his blood is being used to create an army of super-zombies, he decides to help his mirror escape. In doing so he ...
 
SOMETHING wants in. To your head. Through this audiobook. Ethan, a digital sound engineer in Los Angeles, becomes aware that his life is unraveling when the audiobook he's listening to reveals his deepest, darkest secrets, escalating until the narrator addresses him directly, threatening to destroy him from within. Vivian, a single mother running an antique store in San Francisco, listens to her audiobook to distract herself from missing her young daughter, but is shaken when the narrative i ...
 
Continuing the action and intrigue of the first two books, World Well Lost joins the ensemble cast of metahuman characters as they struggle against the growing powers of the Thule Society as well as Echo's own waning popularity. Famed fantasy and sci-fi author Mercedes Lackey and newcomers Dennis Lee and Cody Martin bring this superhero-themed braided novel podcast series to life with characters such as the Seraphym, Victoria Victrix, John Murdock, and Red Djinni, with stories read by Veroni ...
 
A race of time travelers wants Alibi Jones' time to come to an end! The Devrizium appear willing to alter time and space itself to remove him from both entirely. A connected Cycle of Four Short Stories: "About Time", "Remember Two Things", "Memory, Yet Green", and "The Last Battle" - Alibi Jones and The Time War of The Devrizium.
 
When a devastating earthquake strikes Manhattan, Travis Hunter finds himself among the other survivors trying to make sense of a city in ruins. In the aftermath, word spreads among the displaced: New York City was only a small part of a global disaster. For the first time in human history an earthquake shook the entire world. While trying to get back home, Travis is confronted by a being from another realm and tasked with a divine mission: help bring on the apocalypse or be killed. Faced wit ...
 
In Betrayed, Aaron Turner defied politicians, defeated child slavers, and saved an entire people from exploitation by Isabella, his adopted country. Now, ten years later, he and Isabella have parted ways. Aaron has moved across the ocean to Jutland, intending to run a men’s clothing store in the small city of Galesword. Unfortunately, his lawyer and the One God have other plans. An emperor covets him. Heads of governments abhor him. Assassins and slavers and pirates want him dead. A lot to h ...
 
Rhamuel and the last of his family, Abranyah, travel their barren world, shack to shack, selling tinctures to keep a full belly and evading the dogmatists to keep their throats safe. Time has turned funny after The Whatever, an apocalyptic event that few remember and even fewer can explain, danger now as commonplace as the unrecognizable relics of war, and the madman Aphulan—along with an iron rule over his small township—may hold the answers. With a cure for The Sick and a passion to uncove ...
 
"Prophecy is not a prediction of tomorrow. It is a description of the doom contained within today." Three stories of the end of American society, from one Tuesday, the 11th of September into the near future. Shock & Awe: "At the end of this story, a baby will be born, and touch off an insurrection. Before that, a woman makes breakfast." The Greening of Blue England: "It took three-quarters of a ton of plastique to get rid of all the box stores in Taft Corners." Spider's Dreams: "The rose is ...
 
In a world that expects perfection and settles for nothing less, a young man plays in the ruins of a broken marriage, and a man with a broken body woos a woman with a broken heart. Author Ann Regentin has written everything from reading comprehension tests to poetry and music, but seems to have found her real niche somewhere in the gutter. As of now, she's still too happy there to climb out. Producer Nobilis and his wife Dee have been producing the "Nobilis Erotica" podcast for over a year. ...
 
It’s been three months since former enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon and the notorious assassin Sicarius thwarted kidnappers and saved the emperor’s life. The problem? Nobody knows they were responsible for this good deed. Worse, they’re being blamed for the entire scheme. With enforcers and bounty hunters stalking them, and the emperor nursing a personal hatred for Sicarius, it’s going to be hard to earn exoneration. When Amaranthe’s team discovers mutilated bodies in the city aqueducts and a myst ...
 
When the palace of Arabesque’s aide d’camp, a cat named the Tremblees, stumbles upon a translation of an ancient language that reveals the existence of a fabled stone, he vows to find it for reasons of greed and vengeance. With a dead dog stuck to a car bonnet, some burst luggage, a blind bus driver and an enormous number of olives, it becomes a race for Oscar, his colleague Meesha and the Tieress of Arabesque to prevent the Tremblees plunging Arabesque back into the Era of Bedlam, a horror ...
 
A Brief Conversation with My Hair is a collection of short literary humor pieces that have been previously featured on such websites at McSweeney's, Yankee Pot Roast, The Big Jewel, Opium Magazine, and The Science Creative Quarterly. Some of the titles (which may give you an idea of the content) are: "The Calls of Cthulu", "All I Need to Learn, I Learned From Kindergarten Cop", "Diary of a Grocery Cart", "Dionysus: Party Clown", and "A Brief Conversation with My Hair". The forty-plus pieces ...
 
It is not comfortable to be a legitimate Christian. Advanced Christianity explores what it takes to walk the way of Christ, dying to self, loving the unlovable, praying for those who persecute you, and much more. Jesus did not promise prosperity, but tribulation. He also said, "If you love me, follow my commands." To truly love Jesus, we must step into the fire, not avoid it. For the fire burns the dross, the impurities in our hearts, and allows God's hand to mold us into the image of Christ ...
 
Something’s gone wrong with your GPS system and you think you've made a wrong turn somewhere. You look at a sign that reads: Welcome to Blue Lake, Home of the Tigers! The roads are twisty and could use some work. There doesn't seem to be much in this little town, or is there? Is there a couple of old people walking in the middle of the road looking like death warmed over? Did you just see someone run past you holding their hand with a blood soaked sleeve? Watch out! You almost ran over some ...
 
This book is not for dummies, but it is a guide for the modern indie author. Big Publishing spends big bucks on professional copywriters who make terrible books sound good. Meanwhile, indie authors can't get traction for their remarkable books, and inferior pulp with more spit and polish takes the spotlight. Most authors suck at writing sales and marketing copy for their own books. Not because they're terrible writers, but because writing copy is completely different from writing a book. The ...
 
14-year-old Monson Grey faces the same challenges that any freshman high school kid would. Difficult classes, weird teachers, food fights…girls. Except Monson Grey is not Monson Grey. At least, when he looks at himself in the mirror, the scarred face staring back is not someone he recognizes. Now he finds himself attending an extraordinary school, the recipient of an incredible scholarship, among ridiculously rich classmates, and with no memory of how he got there or what to expect. As bizar ...
 
Since the beginning of time, human beings have told the story of their own beginning, and of the origins of the four directions, the heavens,the God-People, the earth, and all its creatures. The Navajo People tell a story of great psychological power and depth.First recorded by 19th century ethnographers, the Navajo Creation story is here interpreted as an epic-length poem.Jabez L. Van Cleef has written poetic versions of spiritual texts from all of the world's great religious traditions. Hi ...
 
Consider a world inhabited with only cats and dogs: a society recognizable as our own, but with its eccentricities being the norm, rather than the exception. A world where the charm of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind In the Willows meets the exotic world of Ian Fleming’s Bond. A world where fluffy just got dangerous. These are the Velvet Paw of Asquith Novels, also known as the Dooven Books: welcome to the genre of New Fable. When Oscar stumbles across an arrogant bard named the Dodosette and the bea ...
 
All That Can Be Shaken by Essie Collins (a pseudonym) is a moving true story of a family's struggle with a tragedy that shakes their lives and their faith. Essie's idyllic life is torn apart when her once joyful and exuberant husband, Stephen, is stricken with a deep depression. His suicidal tendencies force Essie to seek professional help. After shock treatment and a barrage of medications, Stephen becomes severely mentally ill, diagnosed as bi-polar and schizophrenic. Essie's story will ta ...
 
Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed. Worse, Sicarius, the empire's most notorious assassin, is in town. He's tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would ...
 
Once the world was beautiful and full of people. Great concrete cities filled the landscape and steel buildings reached high into the sky. But now, a century after an unparalleled destruction, very few portions of that old world remain, and, in the land known only as "The Waste", the few remaining fragments of a glorious past are breaking down, wearing out and disappearing on a daily basis. Yet, it is more than just artifacts and memories of the past at stake when a new enemy arrives. Floodi ...
 
The world you know has changed. Science has been replaced by dark, supernatural forces and those that know how have harnessed them to control the world. You no longer have the right to believe what you want. You do not have the right to choose the kind of life you will live. But you have a choice: you can surrender and live in fear, or you can join the resistance. As part of Red Horizon, a quickly-growing resistance movement, Gibson Craig has devoted his life to opposing these dictators. But ...
 
It is the best-kept and worst-kept secret in the Planetary Union navy. The PUV James Keeling, a warship that does things that no other ship can do. It is a weapon, and a liability. The rumor is that eighty percent of the people assigned to the Keeling die before their two-year stint is up. That rumor is the reason for the ship's nickname -- The Crypt, a vessel full of the dead. Those with a promising career, those with connections, those that can can avoid service on the Keeling do just that ...
 
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