Lonely food developer Stella would like nothing better than to finally have a lab partner to help her create new synthetic products and share her passion for science. But her nation of Cochtonia has gone off the deep end. Fertility rates are dropping, and the autocratic male rulers have decided to turn to alchemy to produce offspring. Sir Isaac Newton has been resurrected from the dead to take a lead role in the impossible task, ordered by the autocracy. He is to work as a team to create a homunculus—a tiny person, made outside of a womb. Women won’t be needed at all! Being celibate in his previous life, Newton has never indulged in romance, but procreation without females sounds crazy even to him. When Stella offers to help him fake the results to save his neck, he’s more than willing. But is Newton the real thing or a genetically modified fake? As the pair collaborates, Stella becomes more and more uncertain. In proceeding with the deception, they find that chemistry isn’t limited to the laboratory. In a world where love and romance are punishable by law, mutual attraction could mean execution for them both.
he Storm Lord Trilogy Box Set (The Complete Series Books 1-3): An Epic Paranormal Romance
Book 1: The Flaming Blue Sword
Angelica Thompson, an award-winning romance novelist, decides to end her turbulent relationship back home in Denver and heads to a secluded spot on the shores of Black Rock Cove in Oregon. Writer's block is preventing her from finishing her last novel in her paranormal romance series and is being pressured by her publisher, BeeBop Publishing, to finish by the end of the summer.
She discovered the first night of her arrival how vividly her mind's thoughts and dreams came alive. Her imagination of a dead sea captain, a black panther pouncing on her for his evening meal, and falling to her death in a cove hundreds of feet below are only the beginning.
Book 2: Nine Months Will Tell
AngelicaThompson and Sheriff Kevin Connors expect their first child. Her pregnancy comes as a surprise to her and Kevin because it is precisely nine months after their defeat of Ethan Knight in Book 1.
Throughout the book, significant events taking place appear to threaten the life of Angel's first child. Is she too old, past the age of 39, to give birth? She wonders if it's just her age. Is there a problem with her child?
Book 3: The Three Keys to Armageddon
Final chapter in Storm Lord Trilogy Series, love must begin between a human and a supernatural being. This happens. The hero, the human character in this novel, is put into some kind of danger, where they come to realize they can overcome this danger either on their own or with the assistance of the supernatural love interest!
Through James' fertile imagination, these three novels in the series are provocative, confrontational, and contain highly ingenious twists and turn into the unexpected, but always with a healthy dose of humor, not to mention romance in this final chapter of the series.
In 1701 young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court. Although the wound Asano inflicts is minimal, the Emperor’s punishment is harsh: Lord Asano is ordered to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide. His lands are confiscated and his family is dishonored and exiled. His samurai retainers now become ronin, or masterless, and are dispersed. These ronin are not trusted by their enemies, and live under the watchful eyes of spies for months. They appear to adapt to their new circumstances by becoming tradesmen and teachers. But the ronin only seem to accept their fate. They are in fact making careful plans for revenge, biding their time until the moment to strike is right! Their deeds became Japan’s most celebrated example of bravery, cunning, and loyalty in an age when samurai were heroes, and honor was worth dying for. John Allyn’s masterful retelling of the 47 ronin story has long been considered the definitive version of these dramatic historical events.
Beyond Lies The Wub by Philip K. Dick - The slovenly wub might well have said: Many men talk like philosophers and live like fools.
They had almost finished with the loading. Outside stood the Optus, his arms folded, his face sunk in gloom. Captain Franco walked leisurely down the gangplank, grinning.
"What's the matter?" he said. "You're getting paid for all this."
The Optus said nothing. He turned away, collecting his robes. The Captain put his boot on the hem of the robe.
"Just a minute. Don't go off. I'm not finished."
"Oh?" The Optus turned with dignity. "I am going back to the village." He looked toward the animals and birds being driven up the gangplank into the spaceship. "I must organize new hunts."
Franco lit a cigarette. "Why not? You people can go out into the veldt and track it all down again. But when we run out halfway between Mars and Earth—" The Optus went off, wordless. Franco joined the first mate at the bottom of the gangplank.
"How's it coming?" he said. He looked at his watch. "We got a good bargain here." The mate glanced at him sourly. "How do you explain that?" "What's the matter with you? We need it more than they do."
"I'll see you later, Captain." The mate threaded his way up the plank, between the long-legged Martian go-birds, into the ship. Franco watched him disappear. He was just starting up after him, up the plank toward the port, when he saw it.
"My God!" He stood staring, his hands on his hips. Peterson was walking along the path, his face red, leading it by a string.
"I'm sorry, Captain," he said, tugging at the string. Franco walked toward him.
"What is it?" The wub stood sagging, its great body settling slowly. It was sitting down, its eyes half shut. A few flies buzzed about its flank, and it switched its tail.
It sat. There was silence. "It's a wub."
Christmas in Neighborlee means magic. This year more than ever. The Fae have come to visit. And hide. And seek true love.
Lori is allergic to mistletoe, thanks to a traumatic encounter with Dickens. She comes to Neighborlee to hide from matchmaking relatives.
Bethany just wants a quiet Christmas with her dad, but her rising stardom is getting in the way. Her double magical heritage just complicates things.
Harry might be able to help her, thanks to a malfunctioning invisibility spell.
Wilfred and Philomena are best friends, have been for centuries, and want to be much more. Do they have the courage to admit it to each other?
Then there's Maurice. The terms of his exile interfere with his courtship of Holly, the librarian who can only see him in her dreams.
They all need a Christmas miracle.
The Midnight Watch was THE security firm back in its day. If you wanted something or someone protected, you hired the Watch. That was until it's founder was mysteriously murdered on the eve of his retirement 50 years ago. A malevolent force has jealously guarded the building ever since, killing every potential new owner that enters the building. When zombie private detective Matt Richter's girlfriend becomes the new owner, the force literally begins draining her life's blood, and with just seconds to act, only Matt can save her, with no weapons to fight back. Except the one weapon which has always served him best, alive or dead. His mind…
Sci-Fi Spaceships and Nothing But Sci-Fi Spaceships - Sixteen Lost Sci-Fi Short Stories from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960sThe Fifty-Fourth Of July by Alan E. NourseThe Voyage of Vanishing Men by Stanley MullenThree Spacemen Left to Die! by Russ WinterbothamZurk by Richard O. LewisDanger in the Void by Charles E. FritchWanderlust by Alan E. NourseSlay-Ride by Winston MarksJourney For the Brave by Alan E. NourseWANTED: One Sane Man by Frank M. RobinsonThe Pioneer by Irving Cox Jr.Asleep in Armageddon by Ray BradburyMorgue Ship by Ray BradburySales Pitch by Philip K. DickDefense Mech by Ray BradburyParadise Planet by Richard S. ShaverWreck Off Titan by Alfred Coppel
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