Welcome to the Lake Morgan Book Festival!
Each year, Mr. Denton McCray and his eclectic team of volunteers hosts the most anticipated, and the most mysterious, book fest in a cozy, lakeside community near the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Though many accounts have highlighted strange occurrences, readers are drawn to the book fest each year by the hundreds, and authors are thrilled to receive a hand-delivered invitation to participate.
The season is autumn. The day is overcast. There's an electric crackle in the air that foreshadows the arrival of approaching storms. Tops of trees sway under the weight of winds that bear more than the threat of rain. The book fest takes place in an old building that once served as a high school. It has been decades since students roamed the halls ... living students, that is.
The Lake Morgan Book Fest opens at 6 PM and runs until midnight. So, grab a cup of hot tea, and dive in!
Within these pages, readers will discover just how weird the Lake Morgan Book Fest can get. Tales of time travel, science fiction, paranormal, speculative fiction, urban fantasy, comedy, and even a little romance await discovery!
This collection of short stories is a part of the "It Happened at the Book Fest" anthology set. Find out more at the project website: http://11authors.wix.com/bookfest
Women in Love is a novel by British author D. H. Lawrence published in 1920. It is a sequel to his earlier novel The Rainbow (1915), and follows the continuing loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love that develops between Ursula and Rupert Birkin, an alienated intellectual who articulates many opinions associated with the author. The emotional relationships thus established are given further depth and tension by an unadmitted homoerotic attraction between Gerald and Rupert. The novel ranges over the whole of British society at the time of the First World War and eventually ends high up in the snows of the Swiss Alps.
This everlasting tale of the first Christmas tree follows the monk Winfred as he journeys to lands far and wide to teach others about Christianity. During his adventure, he happens upon those who believe in the ancient thunder god Thor and teaches them the way of Christ. One of the most classic short stories about Christmas, Henry van Dyke's The First Christmas Tree is the perfect listen for audiences of all ages.
A secret project is about to be reactivated...
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1962, at the height of the cold war, the U.S. military experimented with electromagnetic pulses created by detonating high atmosphere nuclear bombs. The project was code named Starfish Prime.
The primary objective was to develop the ability to produce an EMP with enough force to knock out an entire nation’s communication systems.
The secondary objective, along with its consequences, was deemed too important to national security to ever be released.
In the present day, in the Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica, a woman wakes up on a cruise ship to discover she’s the only person left aboard, despite no apparent fault with the ship. . .
. . . and Sam Reilly may be the only person standing in the way of The Cassidy Project.
The Days of '49: The Golden Highway: Pioneers in Petticoats Sutter's Mill and schoolmarms: the contradictions of the new frontier were never so evident as when gold was discovered in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Welcome to Tales of Americana: Days of '49, this approximately 3-hour audio collection brings to life the tumult that was Northern California circa 1849. Chronicling the lives and times of a cast of characters both rapacious and refined, Days of '49 takes the listener on an evocative exploration, from prologue to aftermath, of the California Gold Rush, an era of grubstakes and greed, hoopskirts and hope. Jimmy Gray serves as a senior staff writer and is the inspiration behind many audio books. Jimmy has written for various periodicals including, Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. Additionally, he has been a contributing writer for USA Today newspaper. Jimmy is a living history book. Donnie Blanz is a real cowboy, actor, model, and TV show host. He has narrated several audio books for Readio Theatre. Randy Moomaw is a successful actor and voice-over artist. He can be heard on hundreds of National commercials and many audio books. Cathy Martindale is a television host and radio personality in Nashville. Her voice-over credits are numerous.
This is the tale of a 19th-century citizen of Hartford, Connecticut who awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur in AD 528.
The guy in the dirty grey fedora looked like he might have come out of the Bellevue Morgue—off a slab. He was big and his jaw jutted over the edge of his upturned coat collar. His eyes shifted all over as if he was waiting for somebody to pick up any time.
His shoes were broken and the upper of one had gone rotten with wet. Each time he took a step it squelched. His fingers, inside his coat-pocket, were clasped round the butt of a .38 police Positive that had once been issued to a copper who got himself cited for bravery in the line of duty the day after they buried him.
He turned off Bowery at Kenmare. He was limping. He had a blister on his right foot where the shoe was broken. He hastened his steps with an effort. On Mott he saw the newsboy.
The limping guy looked around, and worked up slowly towards the boy.
The boy made a play of selling him a news-sheet. The limping guy took it. On the front page he could see his own picture, and across the top of the sheet was a banner caption—"Fremer Breaks Jail—Kills Two Guards."
That was him!
This is a classic short story featuring Peter Cheyney’s popular detective Lemmy Caution.
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