Download E-books Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money (P.S.) PDF

By Rebecca Curtis

during this superb literary debut, Rebecca Curtis screens the presents that make her essentially the most gifted writers of her new release. Her characters—young ladies suffering to discover happiness, love, good fortune, safeguard, and adventure—wait tables, run clear of domestic, fall for married males, betray their pals, and locate themselves betrayed besides.

In "Hungry Self," a tender waitress descends into the basement of a likely usual chinese language eating place; in "Twenty Grand," a tender spouse attempts to get better her misplaced fortune; in "Monsters," one family's paranoia results in a sacrifice; and in "The Witches," an blameless swim on promenade evening proves extra risky than someone can have imagined. With dependent prose and a depraved humorousness, those tales show Curtis's provocative and uncompromising view of lifestyles, one who makes her writing so poignant and impossible to resist.

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Download E-books mASSterclass 1: an Older Man Romance PDF

By Lila Bella

He’s f*ing sizzling and he’s my instructor. He most likely doesn’t see me the way in which i would like him to work out me... or does he?

Luna isn't really a troublemaker, yet she’s now not precisely a saint both. She’s only a lady with wishes and needs similar to anyone her age–except that her hormones led her to fall for somebody she can’t be concerned with: Aaron Daugherty, her new teacher.

For Aaron, courting a scholar is simply out of query. His occupation and popularity are at the line, and he can’t possibility his destiny for a fling. He may still be aware of larger and be wiser. yet her beautiful face and comely physique are dangerously convincing and trying out his resolve.

How lengthy earlier than the 2 of them eventually provide in to the temptation? Is there a contented ever after awaiting them down the road... or in basic terms chaos and misery?

This is an element 1 out of two and there’s a cliffhanger. For a mature viewers merely.

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Download E-books Memorial Day and Other Stories PDF

Paul Scott Malone’s first quantity of reports, In an Arid Land, received the Texas Institute of Letters Award for the simplest e-book of fiction for 1995. His moment booklet of reports increases his award-winning typical. Memorial Day and different Stories has a forged of characters no longer simply forgotten; they're broken younger males being affected by a opposed world—or no less than a global they don’t constantly comprehend. Malone’s significant topic is the angst of recent guy. Even the ladies characters—and they're by no means the protagonists—suffer from one type of nervousness or another.

In the identify tale, William, the narrator, drifts among insanity and misery and depression. In “Family Photos,” Randy, the most personality, is on depart from an establishment for the stricken to go to his kinfolk. The extra they struggle to attract him out, the extra he retreats into his near-madness. And within the novelette that ends the quantity, Dalrymple isn't really a disturbed individual yet a tender guy desperately looking himself as he prepares to be drafted for carrier within the Vietnam conflict. His anxiousness comes from his damaged marriage, his worry of going to struggle, and his lack of ability to make himself develop up. In “The Solitary Heart,” one of many few tales with an enormous lady personality, we see a couple of artists—man and wife?—who carve out lives jointly but fairly reside by myself. They paintings and consume jointly, yet at evening each one is going to a solitary bed.

Malone doesn't write chuffed tales, yet his paintings probes the depths of human emotion and opens for readers home windows into the minds of individuals in additional misery than they're. Or so we hope.

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Download E-books The End of the Trail: Western Stories (The Works of Robert E. Howard) PDF

By Robert E. Howard

"I used to be born within the little ex-cowtown of Peaster [Texas],” Robert E. Howard wrote to a chum, and the 1st tale he ever released (in 1922) used to be a Western cartoon. even if he went directly to write 1000s of fable stories set in Conan’s Hyborian kingdoms, Kull’s historical Atlantis, and Solomon Kane’s darkest Africa, his middle constantly remained within the West. In 1929 he begun publishing Western stories, yet they have been not like any the style had ever seen—they didn’t have satisfied endings or ideal heroes. They have been grimmer, extra motion packed, even cataclysmically violent.
Howard used to be desirous about outlaws and gunmen, particularly those that “crossed over” to turn into lawmen, and he knew and interviewed many “old-timers—old legislations officials, path drivers, cattlemen, buffalo hunters, and pioneers.” The twelve tales accrued the following express a West stripped right down to necessities, the place internalized codes of private honor, loyalty, and braveness subject greater than legislation, growth, or civilization. additionally incorporated are 4 articles, suggestive of his wide-ranging interests—from Billy the child to the eerie and unexplained happenings at the frontier.
“To me the annals of the land pulse with blood and life,” Howard wrote, and his Western tales are filled with memorable characters, heart-pounding motion, and the exact prose generations of fanatics have come to grasp, and anticipate, and appreciate.

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Download E-books Upon a Midnight Clear: A Delightful Collection of Heartwarming Holiday Stories PDF

By Jude Deveraux, Mariah Stewart

During this heart-warming assortment, the world's so much gifted romance writers have come including 5 unforgettable novellas targeted at the Christmas season, 3 of that are modern whereas the opposite are ancient. A lively Irishwoman involves a rugged Colorado city to manipulate a tender ruffian and learns a love lesson from the boy's father...In the midst of a snow fall, a snowbound girl bargains shield to a stranger who is knowledgeable at masking his tracks...Home for Christmas, an artist proves opposites can allure, and make sparks...A holly berry-picking contest within the California hills brings decided hearts jointly for the best prize of all: a real and lasting love...A energetic kin reunion on a Montana ranch brings on a flurry of thoughts for a gorgeous younger author, and a iciness typhoon that rekindles an past love.

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Download E-books The Engineer ReConditioned PDF

  • Mysterious extraterrestrial beings ... ruthless terrorists ... androids with perspective ... genetic manipulation ... punch-ups with lasers ... enormous spaceships ... what extra may you will want? This nice assortment offers 10 brief tales (many set in Asher's best-selling Polity universe) via the writer of Polity Agent, Gridlinked, Prador Moon, Hilldiggers, and lots of more.

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Download E-books Empty Bed Blues: Stories PDF

     The fifteen tales of George Garrett’s Empty mattress Blues (his 8th book-length assortment) are classic Garrett—no alike—with every one relocating, a technique and one other, in new and bold instructions. His tales are deeply desirous about the previous verities of affection and loss of life and full of the thrill and woes of characters who come to lifestyles and command our attention.

            Diversity is the main be aware for Garrett’s brief fiction. He works in each recognized shape and invents a couple of himself. In “A tale is going with It,” Garrett fondly recollects an outdated pal whereas retelling a narrative the guy as soon as advised him. so much of it really is not really exact, as Garrett is fast to confess, however the mix of truth with fiction makes for an pleasing learn. His tales flip just like the sharp curves of a mountain street, all of sudden altering from a fond journey down reminiscence lane to a sleazy reporter’s quest alongside the backroads for the final word crime tale in “Pornographers.He tops off his assortment with “A brief historical past of the Civil War,” a chain of poems written by way of members: one a accomplice, the opposite a Yankee.

            within the marriage of truth and fiction, of comedy and pathos, and the song of many voices, the tales of Empty mattress Blues reconfirm the judgment of novelist and tale author Richard Bausch, who acknowledged in 1998: “There isn't any author at the American scene with a extra flexible, extra eclectic, or extra stressed expertise than George Garrett.”

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Download E-books The Hills of Homicide: Stories PDF

By Louis L'Amour

here's a choice of Louis L’Amour detective stories—vivid stories as memorable and interesting as his loved frontier fiction. every one tale is in my view chosen and brought by way of the author.
at nighttime alleys of the pulsing towns and the savage legal wildernesses, Louis L’Amour introduces a brand new model of characters: males like Kip Morgan, the ex-fighter grew to become detective who's tricky sufficient to bop a bouncer but has extra up his sleeve than sheer muscle; Joe Ragan, the devoted profession cop who fears not anything within the pursuit of justice; and ladies whose smooth laughter covers their underlying cruelty.
those are fast-moving tales of brawls the place if a guy is going down and doesn’t wake up speedy sufficient he’s via, of flashing knives that whisper loss of life, of weapons that blaze their deadly hearth in the course of the blackest nights.

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Download E-books Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (Science Fiction: The Best of ... (Quality)) PDF

  • The most sensible tales of the yr: here's a selection of the simplest technological know-how fiction prose written in 2005, via a few of the genre's maximum authors, and chosen by way of wealthy Horton, a contributing reviewer to the various field's most beneficial magazines. during this quantity you will find tales through James Patrick Kelly, Wil McCarthy, Susan Palwick, Tom Purdom, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, James Van Pelt, Howard Waldrop, Alastair Reynolds, Ian McDonald, Mary Rosenblum, Stephen Leigh and Joe Haldeman.

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Download E-books Cabin Fever: A perfect feel good romance (The Canal Boat Café, Book 3) PDF

By Cressida McLaughlin

Welcome to Cressida McLaughlin’s heartwarming The Canal Boat Cafe - step aboard!

Summer Freeman, who runs the Canal Boat Café within the waterside village of Willowbeck, is having the time of her existence. She’s navigated the café out of a few stormy waters and her ally helps her test a few new recipes. summer season and her neighbour Mason, in addition to their canines Pocket and Latte, are spending increasingly more time jointly and after a romantic night in jointly (which her nosy neighbors won’t cease interrupting), summer time is happy approximately the place issues are headed…until issues run adrift.
As seasons switch and secrets and techniques are exposed, summer time has to determine who she will be able to belief, together with Mason. Can she locate love and make a brand new existence for herself in Willowbeck? Or will she decide to preserve her middle under deck?

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