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|Space Mission||a.y.anouchi||Novel||Action and Adventure||0||n/a||Feb 26, 2012|
Summary:The free world industrial revolution is endangered by the earth’s fast consumption of rare earth elements. Professor Avner Amram’s scientists develop a sophisticated spectroscopic instrument that can remotely detect the presence of critical rare earth elements in outer space. CIA, KGB and Mossad agents are entangled in spying and counter intelligence while searching for stolen plans and technology secrets related to space missions. Drawings and software are stolen from the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, copied and sent to the Kremlin. A mole recruited by a foreign country is arrested. Avner and his associates are drawn into the mayhem. They encounter industrial espionage and intrigues as they prepare for unmanned space probes. Secrets leaked to Russia result in a race of unmanned probes to Mars and asteroids. Avner’s team reaches a resolution with unexpected conclusions.
|"Elena"||Seth Duncan||Novel||Horror||3||n/a||Nov 25, 2011|
Summary:Teddy Schoendienst is a brilliant but lonely and troubled teenager. One night, while he is fantasizing about his dream girl, a scantily clad, sexy girl comes out of his closet! Her name is Elena and she promises to fulfill all his desires, if he keeps her existence secret from his family: his beloved sister, Ellen, and his father. He agrees, wanting to keep her to himself, even though her body is ice cold and she seems to have no heartbeat. But then he finds out that Elena has been appearing in Ellen's dreams too, and scaring her almost to death. He wonders what kind of double game she is playing. Shortly thereafter, Ellen's body is found by the river running in back of their house. An amateur detective, Teddy vows to find the identity of the killer and of his strange lover. He does so, but the truth is so horrible that it threatens to destroy his sanity and his sould
|Murder Burger||cjwynton||Novel||Horror||3||n/a||Nov 22, 2011|
Summary:A misfit girl and her friends must ward off flesh-eating zombies after a meat-borne virus invades her father's divy burger joint.
|Souvenirs of Deception||Stindo||Novel||Thrillers||3||n/a||Oct 30, 2011|
Summary:When Mason Ward's father walks back into his life, a series of actions are set into motion which change Mason forever. Deception, betrayal and a chase across Europe - who's the real prize?
|The Sincerest Form of Flattery||jack the knife||Novel||Thrillers||22||n/a||Sep 20, 2011|
Summary:After a hiatus of two novels, I'm bringing back my old protagonist, Jack Lansing. Jack has shucked his medical career completely now and become a full-time writer after the success of his first two novels. After meeting a man he knew back in his surgical residency days, murders begin popping up in and around his peaceful beach town. And amazingly, they point to him as the killer. Jack must convince the police and the FBI of his innocence, while he attempts to unearth the mystery himself - because, he realizes, he and his wife could be the next victims.
|Running Like Crazy||clwriter||Novel||Young Adult||10||n/a||Jul 5, 2011|
Summary:When 13-year-old Jamie's cousins from Los Angeles arrive at her family's ranch, she finds out how much they've changed since their last visit. For Jamie, acting like a traditional teen-aged girl is already difficult, but now it's 1965, and her 15-year-old cousin Gwen is far ahead of her with the latest fashions and music. Jamie's grandmother makes the cousins enroll in the local country schools, but keeps their reason for leaving Los Angeles a family secret. As Jamie goes to classes with her cousin Brandon, also 13 years old, it becomes increasingly difficult for her to keep the secret, especially when shaggy-haired Brandon attracts attention from the girls in Jamie's school. Feedback: Period details from 1965, contrasts between rural and city characters, conflicts between siblings, conflicts between adults and teens
|Mortal Foe||treuehusar1||Novel||Horror||3||n/a||Jun 20, 2011|
Summary:Buddy Cullen, a rising young professor of journalism in Cleveland, Ohio in 1995, uncovers a bizarre secret. A demon curses the Cleveland Indians – and Buddy’s recently deceased grandfather captured the wicked spirit in several photos. Buddy enlists Erika, one of his students, to help root out the truth. They discover an entity far more sinister and powerful than they had imagined.
|The Ego of Cool||m w mccoy||Novel||Science Fiction||3||n/a||Jun 17, 2011|
Summary:(Ao, this is a Screen-Story written in the language of the 2050's. Everything is TV and Fanboy heavy, SO READ THIS AS IF YOU ARE WATCHING IT ON Network 23.) It's a hardboiled blood and techno thriller set 45 minutes into a future manipulated by deception, desperation, and despair. 3 differnt character arcs, each with a different writting style and color, merge into a single thread. THE COP: Officer Vickey Worthey works 4 the nearly unstoppable Gov-Corp monstrosity called the Truth Maintenance System. The last Work Order went bad, real bad. It got her killed, a cloned heart, and an E-ticket ride to the Twilight Zone. THE CRIMINAL: Juan Sanchez, 4 days out of prison and with debts to pay, immediately joins a mercenary gig directed by a mildly insane Colonel McLove. Juan wants 2 change, but he is El Alacranro, a scorpion hunter, a killer of killers, and can never change. THE CASUALTY: Switch is the Biological flesh around “the Wire,” a piece of Outlaw Technology fetal graphed to brainstem. The memory is fuzzy, but the bruises testify 2 violence as she hits reality hard, prison cell top bunk as a Blank, no file, no record, and no past, except a conviction of Murder.
|Sarajevo Walls of Fate||Marija F. Sullivan||Novel||Literary Fiction||3||n/a||Jun 8, 2011|
Summary:What if your worst nightmare turns out to be a beautiful dream? 'A woman in a long, grey dress stopped me as I strolled beside the River Miljacka in the centre of Sarajevo. There was a hole the size of a clenched fist in her chest.' A young journalist from Sarajevo is reluctant witness to history in the making. Only a great love can bring her from war despair to a land of plenty - from Sarajevo to Singapore. Based on true events, 'Sarajevo Walls of Fate' is a fictionalized account of a long journey from war to peace until the mystery is solved and the silent screams stopped. Will a long lost child find his roots and peace?
|Angel's From the Sky||VeejayKumar||Novel||War and Military||3||n/a||Jun 3, 2011|
Summary:The days are gone when the morning alarms were the gun shots. But the world War 2 Veteran opens his mind and goes back in time. They say all is fair in Love and War. But he learns that love is only fare thing the GOD has created in this world. Feedback: All kind of feedbacks are welcomed
|The Sky Place||cmp||Novel||Commercial Fiction||7||n/a||Jun 2, 2011|
Summary:Thanks in advance for reading ... I'm looking for feedback on my character development and momentum within the opening chapters. I want to keep things interesting, but I also want to slow things down and focus on each character. Do the chapters work? Or is it all just a big yawn? Thank you.
|A Breath Before Surfacing||jenpen||Novel||Young Adult||9||n/a||Jun 1, 2011|
Summary:A traumatic event at the age of twelve sends Lia Copeland, the leading light in this dark tale, to a dismal, gloomy place. Yet Lia isn't totally aware of this. Her brain has erased the incident from memory, leaving her to constantly wonder about the abiding pain lodged in her chest and her tendency to fear the new or unknown. Well-meaning parents, in an effort to protect her, conspire to keep her in the dark. It is her friends who become her unwitting champions. Through their lives-and the trials they endure-she's able to gather the courage to move on with her own life.
|The King is Dead||a.y.anouchi||Novel||Historical Fiction||2||n/a||May 24, 2011|
Summary:The King-is-Dead is an historical novel. The events in Judea prior to the arrival of the Romans are rooted in the struggle between Queen Salome Alexandra and her brother Shimon Ben Shetach on one side and King Alexander Yannay on the other. The events in 1980 center on the search by archaeology professor Avner Amram for information on the Queen and her success in saving the Sanhedrin. These two periods are described in an entertwined way. It starts in 112 BCE with eight year old Shimon Ben Shetach encountering three horsemen. When he returns a lost money pouch, he is rewarded with a gold bracelet which he gives to his sister Salome. In 1980, Archaeology Professor Avner Amram examines a parchment and a few coins minted by the Hashmonean King Alexander Yannay. I am interested in any comments - gramatical, sentence structure and any historical information of that era.
|Kings & Queens||amarie||Novel||Thrillers||1||n/a||May 21, 2011|
Summary:In the semi-small town of Cedar Creek, some people don’t care to lock their doors, even though the woods hold secrets and the children are terrified to venture into them. The warm sense of security is shattered for Majesty Alistair, a feisty but grief-stricken teen, when she uncovers a mass murder plot deep in the thick. She struggles to find and defeat the would-be-killers before they act, but they have an agenda far bigger than she ever assumed. Violence rocks the town, leaving residents reeling and drawing Majesty into the middle of it all. With danger always pressing, police seemingly getting nowhere and those closest to her looking guilty, she continues hunting and charges into an evil web, but the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she loves.
|Joan of Archway||Keen||Novel||Literary Fiction||2||n/a||May 20, 2011|
Summary:Joan Middleton lives for her son and grandchildren to the point that she has little life of her own. She feels responsible for them and works with the universe to protect them. But nothing is powerful enough to save them from a terrible and bizarre accident which leaves Joan wracked with guilt. Her only reason to carry on living is to look after nine-year-old Dusty, the only survivor of the disaster, and especially to keep the child's stepmother, Stella, from having sole control over her welfare. The style of this book is literary comedy (I didn't know whether to place it in 'humour' or 'literary ficiton')and the humour is wry and sometimes full of pathos. The spelling is UK English and I welcome any feedback as I know there is much expertise on this site. Thanking you in advance, Keen
|The Barely Boy||Jeanne M. Bannon||Novel||Young Adult||13||n/a||May 2, 2011|
Summary:The title may change. It's just the first things that jumped to mind. Looking for the usual, nits, plot holes, anything confusing. Thanks
|Who's Your Paddy?||linda lee||Novel||Commercial Fiction||6||n/a||Apr 19, 2011|
Summary:When arts and entertainment reporter Annie Zwick is threatened with becoming a headline instead of writing one, she's presented with some impossible choices. Write the story that could finally make her career, or risk losing Liam, the love of her life. Complicating matters is that Liam is her story. Tapped to write a human interest piece for the Arizona Sun, Annie must penetrate the ragtag band of immigrants protecting him. But Liam has other ideas. Charismatic and irresistible, she finds herself falling for him. That isn't all she finds. A guarded past, an aversion to the press, and an idyllic home in Dublin that sits empty. It's only when Annie makes her way to Ireland that she gets her answers. But she also discovers the consequences of becoming part of her own story.
|God's Sniper||ben blue||Novel||Thrillers||1||n/a||Apr 17, 2011|
Summary:Regardless of the outcome of the Stronest Start competition, I'm seeking feedback as to the aspects of my writing and the ability to hook the reader to want to read the next chapter. I'll tell you right now, the killer is NOT who you think it will be from reading the early chapters!
|Night Killer||ben blue||Novel||Thrillers||1||n/a||Apr 9, 2011|
Summary:This is a thriller set in the near future. Night Killer is the second in a three-book "Killer" series. This chapter describes the strange mental illness suffered by a United States Senator and the resulting suicide.
|The Pregnant Oyster||james129067||Novel||Thrillers||2||n/a||Mar 30, 2011|
Summary:In the mid-nineteen-fifties, the narrator, James Cresscourt, is a big, handsome, virile private eye aged 32 waiting in his seventh-floor office to be gainfully employed when the gorgeous Cynthia walks in to engage his services. With the initial meeting, Cynthia is more than content and James is more than agreeably aroused. They agree to meet again to "sign a contract" that evening. Before that evening assignation, the private eye runs into a body - very dead - in the foyer of his office building. Cynthia could have something to do with it, though what James does not know. That evening,in May of 1958, with passports, airline tickets and the rest all ready, the eager private eye commits himself to travel the world starting the next morning as Cynthia's husband, but with certain limitations on his husbandly role - and rights. The story can only get more fascinating from here on - or at least the writer hopes so. Any considered or wild, off-the-cuff comments of any kind are welcome, whether favourable or not.
|Just Desserts||Stindo||Novel||Mystery and Crime||13||n/a||Mar 22, 2011|
Summary:This is a very rough, very raw, still evolving work in progress. The characters are communicating effectively in my mind, I just hope to translate their interactions effectively onto paper. ***** Chandler Jones and Dino DiGallo open a cafe at the ripe age of 22 years of age. Their similarities are many, having been best friends for the past 17 years, but their ideas and motivations for success develop different paths, opening a gap between them. Cappuccinos, lesbians, multinational wannabe gangsters and a murder investigation follow, adding chaos to deteriorating relationships, both personal and professional. How will it all end? Based loosely on my own experience, this is a departure from what I consider my 'typical' style / genre. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated - please be brutally honest about what you like / dislike and areas of improvement. Thanks. Allen
|Operation Sarnia||V. N. Warry||Novel||Historical Fiction||1||n/a||Jan 31, 2011|
Summary:Operation Sarnia is the first in a series of books covering the adventures of young Jeremy Brock. In this first book, readers will see how Jeremy enters in to S.O.E. (Special Operations Executive) service after his island of Guernsey is attacked by the Germans. He is tasked with the highly dangerous mission of infiltrating his own island - now occupied by the Nazi. I welcome any comments - most specifically those in dialogue.
|FLOTATION JONES AND THE WATERMELON MAN||rlvs||Novel||Literary Fiction||3||n/a||Aug 4, 2010|
Summary:After due consideration and research,I find that I am in the midst of writing a NOVELLETTE. Which according to my dictionary is usually between seven and ten thousand words long. Several reveiwers think the chapters are too short, and should be combined. They are probably right, I'm really a flash fiction writer and most comfortable when things move along at a good clip. I have written nearly ten thousand words in twelve chapters. A one thousand word chapter seems long to me. Thanks for bearing with me, Flo and Tucker. RLVS
|The Dragon Master of Imagene||Jackson James||Novel||Fantasy||5||n/a||Jul 18, 2010|
Summary:PROLOGUE The limit of the universe may be compared to the confines of imagination, and reality is as changeable as an Indian summer. Think of the universe as an infinite medium for existence. Imagine our world as just one point in all of that vastness. A point of reference, a traveller may use for navigation on a journey of imponderable dimensions, bounded only by the limits of rational thought. Imagene is another lonely landmark: a place where magic is as remarkable as a card trick. A world not so unlike our own, boasting: thick forests; beautiful countryside; babbling brooks that offer the weary traveller cold, sweet refreshment. A place where animals of varied description and disposition are resplendent in their primal surroundings. Like so many worlds Imagene is burdened with a host of humanoid beings, cursed to fight amongst themselves, so often because of their differences, sometimes because of the very similarities between them. Imagene is a place of magic: having no technology and its destructive accompaniment. The power there is magic: to be drawn from the very ground itself. This power is greater for some and its demands upon the body and soul even greater. And when a great magic-user travels from one world to another; the outcome meant beasts of nightmare, creatures of myth and folklore would walk upon the virgin paths of an innocent world.
|Dropping Like Flies||amarie||Novel||Young Adult||2||n/a||May 13, 2010|
Summary:Just days ago, Madelyn Jacobs thought not getting into any of her top three colleges or snagging the guy who serenaded the summer stars were the biggest nightmares in her life. That was before being raped by her best friend’s boyfriend. That was before being put in a coma by the jealous bitch when she misinterpreted the scene. That was before trying to function after waking up all broken and torn, only to have a demon or something bust into her bedroom and tag her as The Keeper of some freakin’ list.
When the first person of ten dies in her presence, that’s way weird. The second time, it’s bloodcurdling. She can't avoid people, she tries. She can't run, she tries. An unseen hand always ushers her to the next demise, randomly shows her the list, in windows, in mirrors, on scraps of paper, even behind closed lids, and makes her feel more powerless than ever. And the sweet singer she loves now stands at number seven. As tattered as she is, can she find a way to break the curse before others die and the lover of her heart is gone forever?
|Hunted||maryapryl||Novel||Young Adult||8||n/a||Feb 15, 2010|
Summary:With the attack that almost cost her life, Brenna James finds herself in a world that she never expected. Hunted and afraid, she's in for the fight of her life.
|A Lazy Incompetent Life||james129067||Novel||Memoir||6||n/a||Jul 12, 2009|
Summary:Chapter 1 of A Lazy Incompetent Life records the birth and pre-school life of the "hero" in Rosewood and Coolangatta/Kirra in south-east Queensland, Australia. It also records the political, economic and social environment which he knew - with increasing sensitivity - up to and including 1927. Later chapters recall the narrator's experiences in World War Two, in love and marriage, in career and in illness and health.
|Sapphire Reign||amarie||Novel||Commercial Fiction||9||n/a||Apr 20, 2009|
Summary:*** THIS IS THE SEQUEL To KINGS & QUEENS *** Still reeling from the repercussions of the church shooting plot she got jerked into ten years ago in high school, Majesty is shattered, having also lost her daughter, Mikayla, in a preschool gas explosion and her marriage to a slut. So, when she receives a bizarre glimmer of hope that her little girl might actually be alive, she fights heaven and hell to reclaim the happiness that’s been stripped from her. But her hunt sets five others on a collision course with disaster: Crystal, an eleven-year-old who’s trying to escape a hellish facility filled with mindless kids, her fifteen-year-old sister, Skye, who’s out to expose the supposed magical secret society at her high school, her former best friend, Vivien, an art therapist, who hopes to unlock her daughter’s turmoil as she suddenly stopped speaking and began slipping into catatonic states and drawing gruesome pictures, and Chance, a guy imposing as a wealthy recluse while trying to recall his forgotten past and eliminate his enemies. In their dark world, nothing is what it seems and these seekers of truth may not like the answers they find. And little Mikayla could very well be trapped in this web of deception … or truly gone forever.
|This Time You Lose||Chris Stralyn||Novel||Thrillers||13||n/a||May 21, 2008|
Summary:Lisa Kaamp operates a small childcare business out of her home in the sleepy little town of Nogeksum, Michigan. Highly respected and known for going the extra mile for her daycare kids, Lisa thought she had handled every daycare emergency possible. But nothing prepared her for the nightmare she now faced. Lisa awakes one morning to find herself bound and gagged, four strange men in her home, and the daycare children being held hostage in the next room. Terrorized by her captors as the authorities work to meet the ransom deadline, she tries negotiating with the men for the release of the children, and soon realizes that at least one of them has no intention of letting anyone go. With the deadline quickly approaching, Lisa must do the unimaginable to protect the children and get everyone out alive.
|My Other Car is an Ambulance||medic38||Novel||Memoir||27||n/a||Jan 25, 2008|
Summary:Modobenny has been twisting my arm. She has finally convinced me to begin the process of coalescing these stories into a novel format. Some of the chapters are simply cut and paste from the Short Story postings. Others are new. As always, have at it with suggestions. Lord knows, I wouldn't let any of you off the hook. Thanks again, to all who have helped me get even this far. I couldn't have done it without you. Scott