The first book in the Dark Militia series. Follow Thomas Drake’s life through boyhood, bloody battles, and his rise to power.
This is the ninth book of novellas by Dennis N. Del Prince. Unsinkable Ship tells the tale of an inventor who comes to Venice during the 1800s, and offers to help protect the island from pirates. But the inventor also has another goal in mind. Antarctica Uncovered is a story of the near future, when the continent is virtually free from the ice and snow that has covered it for thousands of years. Groups assigned to explore the continent make some startling discoveries. Enchanted Forest is a whimsical narrative of what is experienced by family members who find mythical creatures in nearby woods. The interaction with those denizens brings about unexpected and challenging circumstances.
After being put on academic probation, Eric Mckay is willing to do anything in order to pass Algebra including joining the math club. But he soon discovers that there is more going on in the math club than Algebra equations. A demon has targeted the school Homecoming Dance for destruction. And the math club is the school’s only chance at stopping the forces of evil! Algebra and Demons is a comedic adventure for all ages and is the second novel to take place in the fictional town of Dale Bridge.
In Novellas #11, tales are historical, contemporary, science fiction or fantasy. The M.E. Problem relates how the use of human brains in mechanical bodies did not turn out to be a perfect situation. In Queen Terry, the King of Norway decides to enhance his claim to the throne by marrying an unwilling princess. There is a secret hidden in Castle Janssens that a mother and daughter come upon. My Second Family tells the story of a World War 2 pilot who crash lands in China. Plus, there is a short story entitled The Accelerator, about a machine that can speed the growth of babies. We hope you enjoy the stories.
Charlie is your average six year old. With one major exception. Charlie has Cystic Fibrosis and has to spend over an hour every day chained to the couch to receive his treatments. These treatments are what help him stay healthy and active, but that does not make them any less boring. He is forced to sit on the couch, while his vest pounds his chest to loosen up the extra thick, sticky mucus that builds up in his lungs. Not only does this force him to miss out on some play time with his brother and sister, it also itches like crazy! Everything changes one night when Charlie makes a wish on a shooting star. His wish is to either make it so he doesn’t have to do his treatments any more, or at least that they would be more fun. Charlie’s wish is fulfilled, but not in the way he expects. The next day a new machine arrives at his door that is about to send Charlie, his brother, and sister on the adventure of their lives.
For months, Amy has lived under the thumb of Dr. Albright, a mysterious scientist who knew she was secretly the hero Slipstream. Threatening to kill her family if she disobeys him, she has carried out numerous dark deeds as he sits comfortably in the shadows. But how far is too far, and which lines will Amy refuse to cross, even for the well being of her family?Calling upon Valerie Gold, the strongest hero in the world, Amy hopes the powerful heroine can help her solve her problems, but how might Valerie’s involvement complicate things, and what prices will need to be paid?Meanwhile, even as Amy and Valerie attempt to unravel Dr. Albright’s plans, Amy’s former teammates race to find her before it’s too late, as a shadowy assassin and a slew of bounty hunters are on her trail.Will they be in time to prevent the attack, and will Amy and Valerie uncover Albright’s plans before it’s too late? Or will the prices be too high, and everything fall to dust before them?This is the moving conclusion to What We Were (Golden Century Book 1), an anthology of short stories also available here on Amazon.
•This book has been abridged and edited for today.•Added author biography.Writing in 1919, popular author Guy Thorne looks into the future, to the 1930s when massive seaplanes will be flying around the world, and private aircraft are everywhere. Without warning, a high speed seaplane attacks two of these huge transatlantic flying boats and kidnaps the fiancée of the British Chief of the Air Police, the Scotland Yard of the air. The Chief, Sir John Custance, sets out to track down and destroy the Air Pirates, and recover his fiancée, Constance Shepherd, Connie, a popular singer on the London stage. With expert assistance from a Japanese bodyguard, the exciting trail leads the Chief to the lonely Land’s End peninsular of South West England. Quoting a press report from the book, we read: “Sir John, though barely thirty years of age, is an official in every way worthy of his high position, an organizer of exceptional ability and a pilot of practical experience. Press and public are perfectly well aware that it is owing to his personal exertions that our magnificent Transatlantic airliners are no longer stricken down by the Night Terror of the immediate past.”
When you’re a rocket ship captain, you learn to expect the unexpected. A routine charting mission can turn into the discovery of a sentient wormhole. A Hedgmonian diplomat may possess your first officer and then try to assassinate you. The Queen of Ridgimon IX may take you as her concubine and impregnate you with her seed. But still … when you’re suddenly ordered to the fleet admiral’s office twenty-four hours before you’re due to punch, it’s enough to give even the most seasoned captain pause. The Federacy doesn’t make hasty decisions, but they do give orders with little to no warning. Orders that can turn your life upside down, back to front, or—literally—inside out. My name is Patrick Starson. I used to be a rocket ship captain. And this is my story.
An unlikely fifth-grade student becomes an equally unlikely superhero. Otis Bruger is about as popular as his name, but that doesn’t stop him from learning important coming-of-age life lessons about friendship, sticking up for those who can’t stick up for themselves, and how to deal with the biggest bully his school has ever seen. You’ll laugh out loud at the ridiculous adventure Otis and best friend Jeremy embark on as they try to save Parker Elementary from the school bully known as the Toad. Throw into the mix bowling ball sized boogers, a three-legged tarantula and an eighteen-foot python and you might just be ready for an extreme literary ride and ending that will leave you impatiently waiting for the next book in this series!