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Genre: historical fiction
|The Pendragon Book I: Son of the Burning Rowan||Rebecca Vaughn||Novel||2||n/a||Dec 10, 2013|
Summary:After his mother's death, Drech returns to Albion to claim his position as the Pendragon and fight his father's greatest enemy, Vitalinus King of Colun and the invading Jutes. Drech's campaign is challenged by some of the rulers of the land, including one of his clansmen, Camuir King of Powys. Drech's loyalty to his clan will be tested along with his love for Enhinti, the mysterious warrioress that he wishes to call his wife. --------------- This is the first part to the Pendragon, a novel that I wrote (but did not quite complete) many years ago. I have worked very hard to make every character important and worthy of the space they fill on the page. At the start it has a linear feel because they are on a journey going from one place to another.------------------------- My novel The Beast of Caer Baddan is a prequel to this story, and Drech is the grandson of Owain, Leola, Annon, and the daughter of Swale. Many of the characters are the same or they are the children or grandchildren of those in The Beast. My short stories The Politics of Benadel and The Finding of Cinuit correspond with the third book. Although these stories are connected they should be able to stand alone. Anyone who did not read The Beast, if you have trouble following this story, please let me know. -------------------- Even though Drech is technically Owain's grandson and not his actual son, I would like to emphasize that Drech (rather than his father, Ambrosius) is Owain's true spiritual heir. --------------- Please note: while this story is about a teen who grows up to become a man, it was not written with teens or children in mind. The Pendragon is a culmination of over sixteen years of research and thousands of hours of writing. All feedback welcome. As I am completely dyslexic I do not catch my errors (dog, god, bog, pod, all look the same to me), so if you find any mistakes, please point them out.
|The Last Man in Vietnam (revised)||Robert Goswitz||Novel||1||n/a||Dec 9, 2013|
Summary:Is Private Ed Lansky hallucinating or having a spiritual awakening? This is the question asked by, "THE LAST MAN IN VIETNAM." One answer would be that Lansky is suffering a battlefield stress disorder presenting itself as a hallucination. War tears the fabric of Lansky's reality. Through the holes he sees a dragon. When Lansky learns about the power of the Dragon Spirit in Vietnamese culture, he accepts it as his warrior's shield. "THE LAST MAN IN VIETNAM," transcends the standard Vietnam Infantry narrative. It takes Ed Lansky beyond the boundary between reality and illusion. The reader is challenged to decide what is real and what is imagined. I am looking for feedback from anyone willing to embrace my story.
|The Mist Along The River||Sideman||Novel||1||n/a||Dec 8, 2013|
Summary:I have done quite a bit of revision on this since I first started posting it. I have used many of the suggestions offered by my readers...thanks! Confederate Major Charles Greene is devastated by the outcome of the Civil War and struggles to accept the North won. In his heart and mind, he still fights the war and longs for the life the majestic Greene Plantation enjoyed before the war. The ubiquitous carpetbaggers and lowly scalawags - Southerners showing loyalty to the hated Yankee forces - add more fuel to his fire. However, all of that is only a backdrop for the real story - a family in turmoil and the road to that family's ultimate fate. As time goes by, Major Greene's family is painfully and irreversibly divided as his children take opposing and confrontational paths to rebuilding their lives. The once majestic Greene Plantation fights to find its previous glory. The family division grows even deeper over the years as dirty business and backroom politics take control of the opposing sides. Over the generations, the split continues to divide the family. Will there ever come a time of forgiveness and resolution? It would appear nothing short of a miracle could ever bring the two sides together again. One thing is for certain, though. The eerie mist that often hovers over the nearby Charlton River holds many secrets. Does it hold the secret to overcomimg the deep division of the two sides of the Greene family?
|"A Penny For Your Thoughts"||Jax Franklin||Novel||2||n/a||Dec 8, 2013|
Summary:Rachel Wesley, Daniel Danvers and Logan Burke grew up as best friends ... First Rachel suffers the devastating loss of her beloved mother shortly after she and Daniel marry.... Rachel and Daniel find out they are to become parents, however, Daniel dies a hero while saving a mother and her child during a bank robbery... The loss of her mother and then her husband devastates Rachel and she ultimately loses her child weeks before her due date... Since Logan was four-years old, he had been raised by Rachel's parents, so he and Rachel had always thought of each other as siblings... Two years after Daniel's death, Rachel and Logan are trying to fight their attraction to each other... Nonetheless, Arnie, Rachel's ornery father, and housekeeper Rosella plot to be cupids arrow... A major surprise awaits Logan, which will start a chain of events for him, Rachel, her father and the Dangling W ranch...
|Dust (A ghost story)||Michelle8||Short Story||8||3.01||Nov 24, 2013|
Summary:Ok, I'm ready to go with this. My biggest concern: Can you follow it? The story's a bit weird. It started out as one-paragraph ghost story that had to be cut from Solomon's whaling adventure, since it simply didn't fit. But I wanted to develop it into a stand-alone story. There's no need to know anything about my novel, though. All the necessary info should (hopefully) be provided. I'm looking for any kind of help - fixing awkward sentences, clarifying confusing bits, overall reaction, etc. etc. One concrete question: should I provide location and date right at the start? (Poospatuck, Long Island, 1854)? Thank you for reading!!!!
|Christmas in March (1945)||Michelle8||Short Story||12||0.13||Nov 21, 2013|
Summary:I've wanted to tell this story for a long time. It's based on a true story told to me by a Hungarian woman in her nineties.
|The Round Table||Rebecca Vaughn||Short Story||4||1.12||Nov 20, 2013|
Summary:This is the very start and very end to a novel that is not yet complete. All feed back welcome, but I'm mostly looking for readability and interest.
|The Christisons and MacKennas||becket||Novel||3||n/a||Nov 19, 2013|
Summary:This is the first chapter. It introduces Alva Christison. All first chapters should set expectations for the reader. What are yours having read this chapter? What is the nature of Alva's story?
|"We Lived, We Loved, We Lost" / Book III||Jax Franklin||Novel||1||n/a||Nov 14, 2013|
Summary:This is Book 3 of 4 books in The Allister Series... Lone Walker and Candace's story begins with them picking up the pieces of their life after losing one of their newborn twins in an failed attempt to kidnap Candace where she was shot and fell, thrusting her into early labor... The kidnapper, Jiggs Docherty got away, and is very much still a threat, but when will he strike again..?