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Definition of the "Novella Genre": A novella ebook fits in between a short story and a full-length novel. Unlike a short story, a novella has room for plot development, character growth and change, and more conflicts. However, unlike a novel, the novella typically does not have multiple perspectives, is not split into chapters, and does not have the luxury of in-depth subplots. Novella ebooks are meant to be consumed in one sitting and take a great deal of dexterity and skill in the author drafting them.
Examples of bestselling and famous novellas are John Steinbeck (The Pearl), Stephen King (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption), Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Animal Farm (George Orwell).
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Anurag is a disturbed young man drudging along in an unhappy marriage for the last five years. To make matters worse, he has developed insomnia. As he sits awake every night, he reminisces and recounts memories, in a diary, that are too dark to share with anyone in person.
The diary gives him a release but he remains oblivious to the potential consequences of the diary becoming public, considering the inconceivable confessions he has made to it.
A string of women seemed to have been able to find love and comfort, at various times, in this abominable man. But does Anurag himself believe that there is still some good in him?
Can a man this far resigned to life have any hope of redemption? Can he find any reason to finally commit to making a change?
THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING ALEX CRAFT SERIES!
Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.
As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she's on good terms with Death himself, nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life.
Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why....
Join three amazing couples who look for love in a small town as they overcome obstacles and find their happily ever after.
The Heartsong Cowboy
Can two people, one horse and the power of love cure a little girl?
Angela French blames herself for her daughter’s lack of voice. Determined to do anything to correct the situation, she seeks out Jake Kyncade, the owner of The Heartsong Ranch.
Jake Kyncade hides his own sorrows behind his no-nonsense demeanor. Helping children becomes one way to correct his past. Using equine therapy, he sets out to make a difference.
Can Jake help Angela’s dreams come true or will Jake’s past bring more heartache? Will love save them all?
The Heartbroken Cowboy
Love isn’t found at the bottom of a bottle…
Johnson O’Neill joined The Heartsong Ranch to escape his addiction. One night at a friend’s wedding, stress causes him to fall off the wagon and into the arms of the woman of his dreams.
Debra Donahue lost her husband to alcohol then pulled herself up by her bootstraps becoming a million-dollar selling real estate agent. One night with a sexy cowboy and a bottle of whiskey, Debra falls hard.
Can an alcoholic cowboy and a brokenhearted woman find love despite their fears? Or will the bottom of a bottle claim another happily ever after?
Claiming a Cowboy’s Heart
Even broken souls deserve a second chance at love….
Elementary Teacher, Michelle Alt has faced untold trials in her life, yet she continues to do what’s right to make things better for the next generation.
Cowboy Veterinarian, Preston Hall has lost everything in order to follow his dreams and return to his grandfather’s small-town practice.
Recognizing each other’s pain, these two broken souls come together to heal, but fear and misunderstandings send their blossoming relationship into a tailspin. Will they be able to put aside their pain to find the love of a lifetime?
An interplanetary crime syndicate.
A debt, long overdue.
An assassin gone rogue.
Love. Revenge. Betrayal.
Although he knows it will mean the end of his relationship with both the Crime Syndicate and his long-time lover, Captain Victoria Maruska, Damian can’t let sleeping dogs lie. After overcoming his captain’s well-intended efforts to hold him back, Damian sets off to exact his revenge on the man who had once left him to die on the barren wastelands of Earth. . . .
Victoria may not know where to look, but she knows she has to find him. Following Damian’s disappearance and the not-so-mysterious murder of one of his superiors, the Syndicate has called Captain Maruska’s loyalty into question. As a result, she has been assigned the unenviable job of leading a task force to hunt him down. . . .
On the outs with his lover and on the run from trained killers, Damian DuFonte is . . .
An Assassin Marked.
Michael Shipley experienced the wonders of ancient Rome, slept his way through Greece (No I mean he really was sleeping...) and now it’s his time to shine in Cairo, Egypt...
Having survived the breakup of the century that was ten months ago, yet felt like yesterday, he decided to go it alone and explore the world (okay so a very small area:) by taking an international cruise!
So he signed up for a private tour group. And there he was, tall, brown haired-blue eyed god, charismatic and oh so cute in glasses. They were on the same tour bus in Rome, but tall and blue eyed was with some cute girl. Michael could dream right?!
Imagine his surprise when blue eyed sat down next to him on their way to Cairo. With a smile that could light up New York City, the man extended his hand and said, “Hi, I’m Brian..."
Two strangers exploring Ancient Egypt together. Where will fate lead them...
Stand alone novelette
– MM Contemporary Gay Romance, heat level low, HEA: Happily Ever After
~ 15,000 words
How far will you go for love?
From a pregnant fairy godmother to a child bitten by a werewolf, a fallen angel to a mail-order witch, these six fantasy short stories & novellas, connected by magic, will be sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
Fangs & Fairy Dust: An Angels of Sojourn Spin-Off Novella
After eighty years, Ryker returns to Dubuque, hunting down a rogue vampire once again…only this time, the vampire didn’t break his heart.
Aliza is just a normal human trying to say goodbye to the past, but after a brutal attack, she never expected her goodbye to begin an unimaginable future.
The Mail-Order Witch (short story)
The magic in our world is dying. Ettie, one of the last of the pure-blooded witches, gives up on love and embarks on a lonely journey as a mail-order bride to save it. Is the man she's marrying everything she hoped for or is he hiding a secret…
Hidden: A Pregnant Fairy Godmother’s Journey… (novella)
Even being the best fairy godmother in all the land, Ciera’s been hiding a secret. Not only is she pregnant, but she’s magically pregnant with a human child.
Humans are not allowed in the fairy realm. Period. That includes half-fairy/half-human babies. The only solution is to give the baby to its father before the Fairy Council finds out her secret.
Finding the father should be easy. How many men named John could possibly live in this place called Chicago?
The Enchanted Apothecary
A grieving shopkeeper becomes suspicious of a mysterious man who keeps visiting her apothecary shop.
One Possible Future: An Angels of Sojourn Short Story
Jocelyn learned not to ignore a vision. Eight years ago, her disregard of a premonition cost her fiancé’s life.
Now, her visions bring her to a fallen angel who is in desperate need of help after losing his wings. The problem: he doesn’t want assistance.
Unwilling to carry any more guilt, Jocelyn insists on helping him, even if it puts her own life in jeopardy.
Bitten: An Angels of Sojourn Spin-Off Short Story
A desperate mother struggles to protect her son.
Dav might be a prince, but he's still a bastard. Not the kind where mama had him out of wedlock, but the "I screwed over my brother and tried to take his crown" kind of bastard. Yeah, that kind. The kind I ought to hate.
So why am I letting him get close enough to affect me this way? Why does my breath catch in my throat and my heart skip a beat every time he's near?
Why does my body crave his touch, when everything inside is screaming the exact opposite?
Run, Cat. Run.
Cat is nothing like my usual kind of lover. She's blonde, for starters. Quite stocky. And short. And she doesn't seem to mind getting her hands dirty.
I need a woman I can be proud to show off to the family, and then tame her into submission in the bedroom.
I need anyone but my new bodyguard, Cat.
So why can't I stop obsessing over a woman who clearly thinks I'm worth less than the dirt on her scuffed ex-Army boots?
Maybe I should bed her anyway. Scratch the itch. Get these wild thoughts of her out of my system for good.
Come, Cat. Come.
A sizzling new stand-alone romance in the Rich & Royal series by a USA Today bestselling author. If you enjoy steamy royal scandals, billionaires and bodyguards, then you'll love this one! Guaranteed happy-for-now ending.
Julia Ashland walked away from Mitch Osborn when a scandal rocked her world following the diving world championships. Now she’s face to face with him again at the biggest event of her career. Not only must she fight her attraction to him, she has to fight to prove she earned her position on the diving team.
Mitch Osborn is the darling of the swimming world. Attending one of the season's most important event, his focus is on increasing his personal gold medal tally not rekindling a relationship with Julia—the woman who publicly humiliated him with another member of the swim team.
Now thrown back together in a high pressure competition, will their competitive natures take hold or will they be fighting to win each other’s hearts once more.
Two next-door neighbors vying for the same job...who will win? And who will lose their heart?
Archer Bailey has already lost one job to Emersyn Enders, so he deliberately doesn't tell her about the cowhand job up at Horseshoe Home Ranch. Emery's temporary job is ending, but her obligations to her physically disabled sister aren't.
Archer is beyond angry when he sees Emery at the ranch, but things go from furious to fun when the owner of the ranch announces a contest to see which cowhand applicant can earn the most stars by Christmas. Whoever does will win the job.
Will Emery and Archer be able to navigate the ranch, their close quarters, and their individual circumstances to find love this holiday season?
Read all the books in the Gold Valley Romance series by USA Today bestselling author Liz Isaacson:
1. Before the Leap
2. After the Fall
3. Through the Mist
4. Between the Reins
5. Over the Moon
6. Under the Bridge
7. Up on the Housetop
8. Around the Bend
In these ten elegantly written short stories, Caitlin Hamilton Summie takes readers from WWII Kansas City to a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood in New York, and from the quiet of rural Minnesota to its pulsing Twin Cities, each time navigating the geographical boundaries that shape our lives as well as the geography of tender hearts, loss, and family bonds. Deeply moving and memorable, To Lay To Rest Our Ghosts examines the importance of family, the defining nature of place, the need for home, and the hope of reconciliation.
When celebrated war correspondent Jack Rogan receives a phone call during a bloody battle in Afghanistan, he knows something is wrong; his father is dying. With his last breath, Rogan’s father makes a disturbing revelation that rocks his son to the core and leaves him pondering who he really is, and where he came from. With his world turned upside down, Rogan soon finds himself irresistibly drawn into a desperate search to find his true identity, and turns to an old friend for help.
On a dangerous journey of discovery that takes him around the globe and the remote wilderness of outback Australia, Rogan follows clues hidden in unexpected places to uncover the truth. Will Rogan succeed? Will the truth – if and when he finally finds it – crush him, or will lifting the curtain of uncertainty and doubt be liberating, and finally bring peace by showing him who he really is?
"This book is a treasure. Magical and cautionary, like any true folktale, and filled with the deepest wisdom." Uma Valerie Carruthers
"The lesson in the story is fitting for all ages, but it does have the feel of an old European fairy tale. It will be such a joy to share it with my granddaughter when she is older." James Reeves
Are you into deep and weird? Then you should give this story a try. It will take you into the dark world of the fox who meets the magical White Rabbit and is for the first time in her ruthless life moved to tears. She becomes obsessed with him and thus the hunt begins. This is the first story in the Fox and White Rabbit series based on the Major Arcana Tarot cards - #0 stands for The Fool, which is where the fox begins her journey.
There is only one path.
Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role–to hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.
But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny–give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.
Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.
Like a bolt of lightning, love strikes when you least expect it.
Chloe Davenport—America’s Queen of Romance—takes a trip to Fortune’s Bay to write the latest novel in her popular Lovestruck series. Hit by a severe case of writer’s block and a publisher’s impossible demands, she finds herself distracted by the jaw-dropping hottie who’s cocky, arrogant, and...perfectly irresistible.
Dylan Hawke is doing all he can to get over the heartache of catching his fiancée locking lips with his business partner—which includes putting up a bad boy image. When a blue-eyed beauty blows into town, he can’t help but be taken by her looks, wit, and saucy charm. But with his past tainting his perception of love, the last thing Dylan expects is to find himself Lovestruck...in Fortune’s Bay.
Travel to Fortune’s Bay from the comfort of your home and drink in the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. The sun always shines in this fictional small tourist town in the South-West of Florida and soulmates always find each other.
Make sure you don’t miss the other books in the series, Love Sparkles, A Dash Of Destiny, A Brush of Love, Secrets Of The Heart, Love Letters, and A Map To Destiny. Each is a standalone novella and they don’t have to be read in order.
A DARK PARANORMAL MYSTERY NOVELLA (VAMPIRE FICTON)
'I have the most terrible feeling I will see him tonight. And if that happens, what else will come?'
Book conservator, Emma, loves historical mysteries, and when she gets her hands on a sixteenth century diary, she launches a secret online project - to transcribe the ancient text. Though Emma's colleague, Jack, believes the medieval 'diary' is a fake, Emma decides to translate the text and leave it up to her blog readers to decide. When a dark, handsome stranger comes into her life, she wonders if she should end the blog, but is it too late? Follow Emma's journey to discern the mysteries of the medieval memoir.
Fans of dark, paranormal, occult and vampire mysteries are going to love this series.
She was the reason for the wildest night of my life.
There’s only one problem, I forgot everything… except marrying her.
I’m used to my billions getting me into sh*t situations.
I should have known a night in Vegas would be no different.
But it was, thanks to one tall, gorgeous woman.
Her plump, full lips as they grazed my skin,
Warm, soulful eyes watching me as I made her mine.
F*cking each other all night.
When I awoke, she was gone.
With a fresh tattoo and ring on my finger, I started my search.
I could have never guessed what I’d find,
Now her life’s in my hands. I have to protect her.
If this mafia bastard is used to getting what he wants,
He’s about to be disappointed.
Cause I protect what’s mine. Period.
I’ll keep her safe. He better be ready, I’m done playing games.
"One Night Bride" is a full length standalone romance with no cheating and no cliffhangers, but with plenty of a steam and a HEA. I've also included a preview of my billionaire romance "The Billionaire's Fake Marriage"! - Sarah J. Brooks (USA Today Bestselling Author)
Sometime toward the end of Leo Thomas' junior year, the tiny college town of Epshire became home to four axe murderers, two of them serial killers. No one could say why, exactly. And no one could make the killing stop.
Fact? Fiction? It doesn't matter. Bumbling journalist Henry Henderson is on his next assignment. This time to the sleepy skiing town of Creleon, Spain. Dispatched by his paranoid boss, Henderson goes on a quest for a weather altering machine that could change the world as we know it. Jolly japes ensue, although a storm seems to be brewing that could be his last on the foreign desk.
Expect to be charmed as you are transported to a time of chummy old-school journalists, clacking typewriters and daring adventure. Inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel and Stefan Zweig, this novella is an amusing, blustering and heartwarming romp through the mountains.
A holiday in Switzerland is supposed to lift Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s spirits. She wants to forget the past and have fun. In fact, everyone in her party is running away from one indiscretion or another—from her fiancé Percy Shelley to Lord Byron to Mary’s stepsister, Claire. But from the moment Mary arrives at Byron’s villa, she knows something is wrong. He rushes her indoors and forbids all of them to go out at night, claiming that the horrible weather has driven wild animals down from the mountains.
The only person who doesn’t seem to be running away from anything is a handsome, young Italian doctor, John Polidori. Instead, he is fervently pursuing local folk legends and a new scientific theory that claims people can be raised from the dead.
But it’s not until they all challenge one other to write ghost stories that the real danger begins. In a nightmare, Mary envisions a patchwork man animated by Galvanism and she begins writing Frankenstein. Likewise, fueled by local legends, John writes The Vampyre—one of the first vampire stories ever written.
What neither one of them knows is that they are conjuring a dark evil. Before long, all of their lives will be in danger—for neither of these characters are imaginary. Far from it.
For fans of the Netflix program, THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES, AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White, SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard, and BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA.
American Xanthe Schneider finds herself catapulted into the world of British espionage, and is sent into the heart of Nazi Germany: Berlin.
Her task? To find out whether Ralph Lancing-Price – a former government minister she had known briefly in London – is a patriot or traitor.
And what of the code he talked about so abstrusely? Using her guise as an American correspondent, Xanthe sets out to find him. But not all is what it seems. Xanthe soon becomes drawn into a web of intrigue involving a project entitled "Enigma" - and she also unexpectedly falls in love.
As the weeks go by, and Germany begins to mobilise its armies, Xanthe has to question who she can trust - and how she can survive?
The Berlin Affair is a page-turning thriller, full of historical insight and dramatic reversals of fortune.
A must read for fans of Robert Harris, David Downing and Alan Furst.
‘Authentic and compelling... Boyle captures the paranoia and peril of the era.’ Roger Moorhouse, author of Berlin at War
‘The Berlin Affair is the first book in what I'm sure will prove to be a gripping series... For fans of Alan Furst and Robert Harris.’ - Richard Foreman, author of A Hero of our Time
‘Exhilarating’ - Daily Mail
‘A book that is engagingly sensitive’ Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times
David Boyle is a British author and journalist who writes mainly about history and new ideas in economics, money, business and culture. He lives in Crystal Palace, London. His books include Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma, Before Enigma, Operation Primrose,Rupert Brooke: England’s Last Patriot, Peace on Earth: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Jerusalem: England’s National Anthem, Unheard Unseen: Warfare in the Dardanelles, Towards the Setting Sun: The Race for America and The Age to Come.