Coping with being attacked and left for dead isn’t easy, but Samantha Moon is grateful that she survived―until she suspects she didn’t.
Vanishing from mirrors is only the first of a series of bizarre events that defies explanation, even to her trained investigative mind. A severe allergy to the sun, alertness at night, inability to eat food that isn’t blood, and worst of all: she can’t remember the last time she needed the bathroom. Of course, it’s not all bad. Years have fallen off her face, her hair is perfect, her senses are honed, and (assuming she hasn’t gone crazy) she can even see in the dark.
It’s all too much to process, so she does the only thing that makes any sense: tries to go back to work.
A huge hat, shades, and half a bottle of high-test sunscreen later, she’s back out inspecting properties with her partner Chad. Her first day, she suspects a HUD recipient of having undeclared income. Determined to cling to the career she worked so hard for, Sam traces the money back to small-time arms dealers selling big-time weapons. Everything seems to be routine until her sluggish reflexes get someone shot―and her husband suffers an emotional breakdown.
Worse, she faces a more insidious and dangerous enemy than an apocalyptic militia group with military hardware…
Post-Apocalyptic Fiction by N.C. Reed
Clayton Sanders left home the minute he had his high school diploma in hand. He waited that long only because the Army wouldn’t accept him without one. Now, ten years later, he’s home. Home with no warning, no advance notice, no anything after being gone ten years with almost no contact with his family. Home carrying a secret that is burning him up from the inside. A secret that has pushed him to the brink, forcing him to become a criminal in order to be where his family needs him to be, even though they don’t realize it yet. Because Clayton knows something they don’t. Something that hasn’t happened, but will. Something that will burn everything it touches. And change the face of the world forever.
They didn’t have real names.Well, they had them of course. They just didn’t use them. Not here. They were known by names their comrades had chosen. Names that suited their personalities. Names that only mattered to them. The men of CTG 31 were the kind of men that didn’t exist in the modern, civilized world. There was no place for them in an enlightened society. Except when that society needed them. They were the kind of men who visited dark places in the middle of the night, doing violence to those who preyed on the weak and the helpless. Rough men, yes, but honorable. They had a code of their own, these men, and they lived by it as if it were a writ from a Higher Authority. No one broke that code, that set of unwritten rules that kept them from sliding over the edge. Kept them from becoming like those they hunted. Like those they were pursuing right now.
“We’re about twenty, maybe twenty-five minutes behind, Boss-man”
The man known as Boss-man stopped, hand raised in a fist. Those following halted and spread out without being told.
“Status?” Boss-man asked tersely. He was angry. They were all angry. Something they had to guard against in their business. Keeping things strict and orderly helped.
“Still on the trail for now,” the scout replied.
“Continue,” Boss-man ordered and waved his hand forward. The squad of men behind him began moving again.
They were in a hurry today. Before dawn a group of terrorists had attacked a small village that the squad had befriended. Or that had befriended them. The men of CTG 31 weren’t sure which was the case. They did know that the people of the small village known as Home had become their friends. The village had become a place where they could relax, even if only slightly, and be people for just a few hours at a time. A place of sanity in a world that had lost it’s own.
And that place had been violated. People they knew had been killed. Children they had grown to care for taken, herded toward a fate that no one in their group wanted to consider.
Someone had to pay for that. Someone would pay for that. Dearly.
They had been in pursuit for hours, running the entire way. Hard men who pushed themselves to be harder still, banking that toughness against a day like today. A day of reckoning.
Had the attackers known the kind of men they were offending, it’s entirely possible they would not have committed the atrocity. They were not brave men, these thugs known as terrorists. By nature terrorists were cowards, using fear and intimidation to force their will upon those too weak to resist them.
But they hadn’t known, and so they had attacked a place that was sacred to this squad of hard, violent men. And in so doing had assured that they, themselves, would not see another day on this mortal plane.
Time meant nothing as they ran. There was only the objective and nothing else. A dozen pairs of eyes roamed the country around them, missing nothing as they moved. Twice the one called Boss-man had raised a hand, the men behind once more spreading out and taking position. The halts lasted mere seconds as he communicated with their scouts or eyed some anomaly that had attracted his attention. Then they were moving again.
CIA operative Alex Parker is one of the most successful “ghosts” the agency has. Recruited as a 17 year old, she has over 100 kills to her credit. But ten years of blending in, disappearing, and assassinating targets has taken a toll on her and she’d like to get out. Now, she has a new problem….her partner’s gone rogue. After stealing government secrets, he intends to sell them to the highest bidder. It’s up to Parker, and her new partner, to find him and bring him in…dead or alive.
A cold assassin. Violent intimidator. Ruthlessly loyal. And I never question orders.
After what I saw Jess do, I should put a bullet in her head and dump her body in the desert. That’s what the oath I took demands of me.
But I don’t want to kill her. I want to keep her for myself. I want to own every inch of her creamy skin and soft curves. She’s a very dangerous plaything. A savage like me can’t resist.
So I stalk her. I follow her every move, creeping closer and closer until I’m sharing her bed. The more she resists, the more my obsession rages, the more I’m determined to slither my way into her heart.
Owning her body comes with a price. If the Mariano’s find out who she is, and that I didn’t kill her, we’re both dead. It’s a deadly game we’re playing. The kind of action I live for. I’ll probably die for it too.
Beware the Snake is a dark romance about a hot mafia dude who stalks a vengeful babe. Watch these two bitter enemies become steamy lovers.
ADVISORY: Contains violence, dark themes, and graphic love scenes. Intended for adults only.
What if your dreams were memories of another life?
Living in a medieval city on the west coast of Ireland, Amanda Morrison has always questioned her birth family’s past. When a long lost aunt bequeaths an unusual gift, it unlocks a doorway to the past and a timeless love story.
Xavier de la Cruz is a man sailing away from his problems and setting course Ireland. There, he will find a woman he has never met, but knows by heart. With a cast of characters that will both warm the heart and challenge beliefs, The Heirloom is perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon, Rachel Hore and Kate Morton.
“Skye MacKinnon tells stories I’ll never forget” — Bestselling author Rebecca Royce, author of The Last Hope and Wings of Artemis series
One sassy demi-goddess. Four hot Guardians. And a few evil people.
As a demi-goddess, Wyn has always stood out from the human crowd. And now, on her 22nd birthday, her magic finally surfaces with a bang. A Big bang. She’ll need the help of not one, but four (sexy) Guardians to control her destructive powers. If only they weren’t so distracting…
Her mother, the Winter Queen, waits for Wyn in the Realms of Gods, but there are enemies who will try and prevent her from ever reaching the Realms, even if that means going to war.
Will Wyn be able to survive the journey? And if she does, can she resist falling for her Guardians?
A full-length reverse harem novel containing all five episodes of the bestselling Winter Princess serial. 18+
Award Winner in the Readers’ Favorite 2017 International Book Award Contest in the Category Fiction-Adventure!
Looking for a fast-moving adventure thriller you won’t be able to put down until you finish it? Then try this one.
A plane crash in the Amazon jungle…
A desperate struggle for survival …
An unexpected discovery.
Ecuador. A dream holiday turns into a nightmare when two young men are stranded in the Amazon rainforest after their plane crashes. Desperate to survive, they decide to set off on a daring journey through the ‘green hell’. Despite the harsh environment sucking their strength away, they push on until they enter a territory inhabited by isolated Indian tribes hostile to outsiders and where probably the fabulous treasures destined for the last Inca emperor Atahualpa’s ransom, are hidden. Soon, unexpected dangers arise.
Just because it’s happening in your head doesn’t mean it isn’t real…
All Renee Ward ever wanted out of life was two things: Good friends to share her love of fantasy and fairy tales, and for magic to be real. When her family moves to the quaint coastal town of Waterside, it seems as if her dreams have finally come true. But after a visit from the mysterious Blake Carter, Renee’s new utopian life suddenly turns into a never-ending nightmare.
With the line between fantasy and reality blurred, the teens find themselves the unwilling pawns in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Their very survival now hinges on Renee’s overactive imagination. Unfortunately, that’s also what got them into this mess.