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An idle fortune is ripe for the taking. Charlotte “Lottie” Everill is suffocating beneath the demands of high society. She wants nothing more than to finish her novel and live out the rest of her life in peace, but doing so seems impossible when every man in Westral has their sights set on her inheritance — and some aren’t willing to accept refusal. After a botched abduction, Lottie flees into the warren — a massive underground city where death and danger lurk around every corner. Unable to return to the surface, furious and fearing for her life and fortune, she employs Vincent Blythe, a disgraced gunman, to help her uncover the identity of her would-be kidnapper. She only needs a name and enough evidence against them to allow the rule of law to run its course — but she quickly learns it won’t be so simple when all of Westral is waiting to see her fall. Her inheritance could turn a beggar into the richest man in the region, and even those she thought she could trust would stop at nothing to pry it from her grasp. Unedited | Unrevised | First Draft

Her final gift will save lives... What would you do if you found out you were going to die? For seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Reid, this isn't hypothetical. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, her world comes crashing down around her. Now, she's faced with a question that no teenager should have to answer. How do you make your mark on a world you're about to leave behind? Refusing to go quietly, Elizabeth races against the clock, determined to create a legacy that will outlive her. Her goal? One final act to save lives, even as her own ends. But with time running out, can Elizabeth achieve something truly remarkable before it's too late?

Summer Lumen has always been a perfectionist. She's had straight As all four years of high school, is President of the student council, and has never missed a single day of school. Top of her class, Summer has already begun writing her valedictorian speech for her high school graduation in just under two years. But when her estranged father dies of a drug overdose, her therapist mother insists she take a week off to "process her emotions". Summer is frustrated to lose her perfect attendance record, but when she finds out that the week off cost her the number one spot in the class, she's furious. And who took her place? None other than Baker Scott, the mysterious high school football star who has no friends and always seems to be sporting a black eye. Summer, who isn't much of a sports fan, didn't even know he existed until she found out he replaced her as top of the class. Now she has to regain her position, which can only mean one thing: the war has begun, and Baker Scott is the enemy. This is a game Summer is sure she's going to win. The only problem? While Summer is playing the game of war, Baker is playing the game of love. And it doesn't take long before Summer is playing right along with him. There's a fine line between love and hate, and Summer is about to find out how fine that line actually is.

Avery Greer is the host of a popular video blog in her hometown of Sahling Massachusetts, where she dives into controversial topics. When Avery gets wind of the local paranormal group, she sets out to expose them as a fake. Nolan Wright is the founder of the Sahling paranormal team. He takes the paranormal very seriously, as does his team. When Avery approaches him, asking to tag along with them, Nolan's first reaction is no. But once he discusses it with his team, they decide to allow it, simply because they want some public exposure. Avery is certain this will be the easiest thing she's ever done. As time goes on, though, she experiences things she can't explain and also slowly begins falling for Nolan. WARNING THIS STORY MENTIONS DEATH, HAS FRIGHTENING IMAGES, TALKS ABOUT DISTURBING TOPICS AND SOME MINOR SEXUAL CONTENT.

Nicolás Velez is done with casual sex. Listen, yes, he might've fucked everyone in his flat within the first week of living in halls and had a respectable run on Grindr, but what eighteen-year-old wouldn't? He's almost twenty-four now, though, and sleeping with people who won't remember his name five minutes later is, as his best mate would say, "not cute, baby girl". Problem: Nikki sucks at dating. In his defence, he really is trying his best. He even read dating advice to the eighth page of Google! (Would've read further too, but the suggestions started sounding more appropriate for the search "how to kidnap a woman?" so he reckoned it the time to quit.) Despite the effort, Nikki is about as successful on dates as Charlie Hides was on Drag Race: difficult to watch and definitely overstaying his welcome. Josephine Rawlins is all about casual sex. After the end of a seven-year relationship, Joe packs up the wreckage of her life in London and seeks new scenery in Manchester. Best way to get over someone is to get under someone new and Joe is ready for the slag phase she didn't have at uni. Problem: Every time someone makes flirtatious eye contact across a respectable distance of six yards, she freaks out. Solution: Practice together. **** PANSEXUAL MAN x BISEXUAL WOMAN ROMANCE TROPES: friends with benefits, workplace romance, mutual pining COMP TITLES: Entergalactic, Take A Hint Dani Brown

A man seeking his fortune, a woman driven from her own home. Two legends lost in time and space. One lady who dreams of her love, one soldier who fights for a kingdom lost. Three prophecies to rule them all. Young Light alchemist Yor Castel sets off on a journey to seek knowledge around the world. He encounters a young runaway in danger, tied to the awakening of an ancient evil. In just a day, Elmeida Yuri, heir to the Dark tribe of Sahara, loses her entire family. She escapes a gruesome death and her only hope lies in a small island-country far away from home, where she meets a promising young man. But her refuge is short-lived and soon, she has no place to hide. With the Master of Darkness raising his head after decades, prophecy demands Light and Darkness work together to save the world. The ones who first defeated him are now too weak; it's up to the new mages to step up and fulfil the role set by the prophecy. *** Book 1 of The Sahara Chronicles. Sample only. Available in full on Amazon.

Olivia Kingsley is famous in her town for her delicious food and warm, friendly demeanor in her bakery. She's top dog in town,until rival Eli Mason sets up his bakery just down the street from hers. Olivia is furious and determined to ger rid of Eli, once and for all. But what happens when Olivia starts opening up to Eli and him with her? Crazy antics and some serious chemistry, that's what!

Emersyn Collins is coming home. It's been four years since 19-year-old Emersyn has been back to her hometown of Coupeville, Washington. Four years since her grandma got sick, and she was forced to move in with her estranged mother in the city. Four years since she's seen her best friends. Four years since she's shared a meal with her Uncle Kiel. Armed with nothing but a bag brimming with clothes, art supplies, and a heartfelt letter from her grandmother bequeathing her the house she grew up in, Emersyn finds herself at a crossroads, uncertain about her future as she returns to her past. But everything changes when she crosses paths with Zeke Thatcher, an enigmatic stranger with his own quest on the island: to locate his father's grave and uncover a hidden connection to a family he never knew. For reasons Emersyn can't quite understand herself, she feels the need to help him. Before long, her days are spent obsessing over the charismatically distant stranger who seems to be struggling not to fall in love with her. And her nights are devoted to the images of gravestones as she tries to translate her new obsession onto blank canvases with the strokes of acrylic paints. But unbeknownst to Emersyn, Zeke is on a deadline to find that familial link. The clock is ticking, and if they can't uncover it before time slips away, they risk losing much more than a summer romance.

Iris's brother has done a stupid, stupid thing by challenging a shadewalker from the Veil family to a game of Creznen Roulette. Unfortunately, he won. Now, the shadewalker's older sister is demanding Iris's life in retribution. In desperation, Iris's father has gone to Adrian Colt, another shadewalker, begging him to protect his family. Adrian has agreed, but the price is that Iris must marry his son. Iris, however, has no intention of being married off - even if it is for her own protection. Rated Moderate for language, violence, and disturbing themes. Special thanks to @plutointhestars from Wattpad for the gorgeous cover art! Please note: an unedited version of this story is also available on Wattpad. I will be uploading chapters to Kerning as they are edited.

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Second in Series: One year after her childhood crush departed for college, Atlee has buried the past and set it on metaphorical fire. She is finally looking forward to a carefree summer. Breaking her heart was never part of Fenton's plan. All he wanted was a new life in a new town, protecting her from witnessing the tragedy unfolding in his. But when the song he wrote about their relationship tips his college band toward potential stardom, he owes it to tell her how he felt before the music does it for him.

After civilization is propelled in a new direction, a cheap, no-frills way of housing the dead is required. A relatively humane solution to a world-wide inconvenience was born in the form of Zombie Park. Compound owners were hero-worshiped, and dubbed America's next generation of forefathers. Miles is a pen-keeper at the weirdest zoo on the planet. In co-charge of the Raptors, Gnashers and New Converts, something unexpected appears on his manifest, and he's forced to face the past he ran from. But times have changed, haven't they? Can you be held responsible for decisions taken to ensure your survival? Would Miles' dead ex-girlfriend think otherwise? ©Copyright 2021 S J James Cover from Canva template - meiyuanstudio

ᵂʰᵉⁿ ʸᵒᵘ ⁿᵉᵉᵈ ᵗᵒ ˡᵉᵗ ᵍᵒ...ᵇᵉᶜᵃᵘˢᵉ ʰᵉ ˡᵒᵛᵉᵈ ʰᵉʳ ᶠᶦʳˢᵗ..." 𝖶𝗁𝖾𝗇 𝗌𝖺𝗌𝗌𝗒 𝖥𝗋𝖾𝗇𝖼𝗁 -𝖪𝗈𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗇 𝗃𝖾𝗐𝖾𝗅𝗋𝗒 𝖽𝖾𝗌𝗂𝗀𝗇𝖾𝗋 𝖲𝖾𝗈 𝖭𝗈é𝗆𝗂𝖾, 𝖿𝗂𝗇𝖽𝗌 𝗁𝖾𝗋𝗌𝖾𝗅𝖿 𝖾𝗆𝖻𝗋𝗈𝗂𝗅𝖾𝖽 𝗂𝗇 𝖺 𝗍𝗎𝗀-𝖺-𝗐𝖺𝗋 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝗈𝗇𝖾 𝗈𝖿 𝖲𝗈𝗎𝗍𝗁 𝖪𝗈𝗋𝖾𝖺'𝗌 𝗆𝗈𝗌𝗍 𝖾𝗅𝗂𝗀𝗂𝖻𝗅𝖾 𝖻𝖺𝖼𝗁𝖾𝗅𝗈𝗋𝗌. 𝖧𝗈𝗍𝖾𝗅 𝖳𝗒𝖼𝗈𝗈𝗇 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖢𝖤𝖮, 𝖩𝗎𝗇𝗀 𝖩𝗂-𝗌𝖾𝗈𝗄,s𝗁𝖾 𝖼𝗈𝗎𝗅𝖽𝗇'𝗍 𝖻𝖾𝗅𝗂𝖾𝗏𝖾 𝗁𝖾𝗋 𝗆𝗂𝗌𝖿𝗈𝗋𝗍𝗎𝗇𝖾 𝗐𝗁𝖾𝗇, 𝖽𝗎𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝖺 𝗅𝗂𝗍𝗍𝗅𝖾 𝗆𝗂𝗌𝗁𝖺𝗉, 𝗌𝗁𝖾 𝗐𝖺𝗌 𝖿𝗈𝗋𝖼𝖾𝖽 𝗍𝗈 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝗄 𝖺𝗌 𝖺 𝗆𝖺𝗂𝖽 𝗂𝗇 𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗁𝗂𝗀𝗁-𝖾𝗇𝖽 𝗁𝗈𝗍𝖾𝗅 𝖽𝗎𝗋𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗁𝖾𝗋 𝗉𝗋𝖾𝖼𝗂𝗈𝗎𝗌 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝗄𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗏𝖺𝖼𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇, 𝗍𝗎𝗋𝗇𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗁𝖺𝗇𝖽𝗌𝗈𝗆𝖾 𝖢𝖤𝖮'𝗌 𝗅𝗂𝖿𝖾 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝗈 𝖺𝗇 𝗎𝗇𝖾𝗑𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗍𝖾𝖽 𝗋𝗈𝗅𝗅𝖾𝗋 𝖼𝗈𝖺𝗌𝗍𝖾𝗋 𝗋𝗂𝖽𝖾. 𝖶𝗁𝗈 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝗉𝗋𝖾𝗏𝖺𝗂𝗅 𝗂𝗇 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗐𝖺𝗋 𝗈𝖿 𝗅𝗈𝗏𝖾? 𝖤𝗌𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗂𝖺𝗅𝗅𝗒 𝗐𝗁𝖾𝗇 𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝖻𝖾𝖺𝗎𝗍𝗂𝖿𝗎𝗅 𝗅𝗈𝗇𝗀-𝗍𝖾𝗋𝗆 𝗀𝗂𝗋𝗅𝖿𝗋𝗂𝖾𝗇𝖽, 𝖩𝖾𝗌𝗌𝗂𝖼𝖺 𝗋𝖾𝗍𝗎𝗋𝗇𝗌 𝖻𝖺𝖼𝗄 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝗈 𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝖺𝗋𝗆𝗌.

In the heart of Tokyo, tucked away in a narrow alley, lies a mysterious bookstore that appears only to those in need. When Hiroki stumbles upon it, he is drawn into a world of ancient mysteries and mythical Japanese creatures. As Hiroki's senses adjusted to the surreal surroundings, he couldn't shake the feeling that he had stepped into a different realm altogether. The air was alive with whispers, and every rustle of leaves seemed to carry a message meant only for him. There were kitsune with fiery tails and mischievous grins, tanuki with bellies as round as the full moon, yokai and spirits of every shape and size.

When eighteen year old Noah Walminster suddenly dies, the seemingly perfect Walminster family's reputation is thrust into jeopardy. Years of secrets, lies, betrayals, divisions and even abuse within the family, start to simmer as tensions begin to reach an all time high as the matriarch Iris Walminster attempts to ensure that issues don't escalate within the family, something which eighteen year old Persephone Walminster has suffered from too long and is longing to escape. One day, after an incredibly intense family altercation, Persephone decides to flee in the hopes of pursuing her dream to become a full time musician, where she comes across the mysterious Christian Everett, a man who is trying to re-establish his own purpose in life after the tragic and sudden death of his daughter. Will a traumatised and broken Persephone be able to find solace within Christian or will he be simply like the rest of her family and hurt her further?

Meera Rajput knows what she needs in life, and a boyfriend isn't one of them. Between struggling to pay rent and reining her sex-crazed little sister, Meera doesn't need any more complications in her life. So when her visiting cousin, Riya, suggests that a chance interview with billionaire Ezra Agent can lead to something more, Meera pays no heed to her teasing, knowing that her relationship with Ezra will never pass professional lines. She can blush and dream about it all she wants, but there's no way that her dream will ever be a reality... Or so she thinks. When a chance interaction at her graduation brings Meera to the realization that Ezra is undoubtedly interested in her, she's not sure what to think. He's rich, handsome, and the kindest man that she's ever met, but falling in love with Ezra brings back Meera's physical insecurities, as well as other issues. Without Riya's support, Meera finds herself getting strangled with the daily tasks of a new graduate. Add in a new family member, a lawsuit, and a death, can Meera lift her head and face the new challenges? Or will she hide from them, just as she's always had, and lose the one good thing that's ever happened to her?

This story is about Bella, a freshman at Oakwood university full of hope to start a new life full of excitement till she meets Lacy, the calm and shy boy who will change her life to Hell. The story follow her and how she deals with the situations that gets thrown to her by the people she met.

In a society where the government rules with an iron fist, a rebellion named the Underworld stepped up to fight against their wrongdoings. After months of raiding, the Underworld found the government's darkest secret; Parasytes. These parasites, dubbed Parasytes, after latching on to a capable host grants the host superhuman-like abilities, though the threat of them completely taking over is a constant possibility. Duoed with these parasytes, the fight against the government began to reach a crescendo, however, with the government endorsing elite superhuman teams of their own and parasyte savvy tech, the battle is yet to be won. Follow Alard, whose family fell victim to the government's system as he seeks vengeance. Will he survive merging with a rare parasyte and end the government's tyranny as an agent of the Underworld? Only one way to find out.

In 2030, a man claimed to have risen from hell and when met with skepticism showed off magical abilities he called the Inquisitor spark. Now, in the year 2060, the world has changed drastically as the decades have progressed and the blessing of the Inquisitor spark is more commonplace. Governments have developed draconian laws and taxes that have left the society impoverished. Thanks to nobles and high-ranking officials blessed with Inquisitor sparks, they are able to rule their people with an iron fist. However, people born with Inquisitor sparks have made robbing banks a sport in response, complete with apps made for financing fans after successful heists. Enter Kian, codenamed Scarlet Hood. He's a B-list robber who focuses on effectiveness and no risk-taking in his heists. So, when he's approached to join a coup designed to bring back stability to the world will he take the risk? Or stay content targeting easy marks?

The youngest son in an old aristocratic family, Charles d'Artois, sick and tired of the mundanity of his life, murders his abusive father. Inheriting his ancestral titles and marrying into the prestigious House de Rohan, Charles is thrust into the heights of an aristocratic society where his social station should be secure. However, his introverted and aloof demeanor, couple with rumors of mental instability caused by a past marred by violence and loss, he finds himself a pariah among his peers. Desperate to reclaim his lost dignity and gain control, embracing the role society has given him, he orchestrates a calculated smear campaign against himself to instill fear and respect into the hearts of those who scorned him. But facades come with a price in a world where perception is reality. Just as he believes himself secure, Charles's estranged brother resurfaces, threatening to unravel everything he worked hard to achieve. As his reputation spirals out of his control, the lines between truth and fiction blur, and the consequences of his actions become increasingly dire, Charles's carefully crafted image crumbles as he finds himself trapped in a world of intrigue and betrayal that he no longer can control.

Alena Fleur has her dream job. Smart, confident, beautiful—she was everything. She was the COO of the Storm Dynamics. But only one particular problem, or more like a person, made her life hell, and that person was her rude boss, Elian Storm. Elian Storm, the CEO of the Storm Dynamics, kept a dark aura around him all the time; as if someone stabbed his heart and he could never move on. Everyone feared him, except his COO, who ended up earning a special spot in his heart despite their regular bickering. However, one unfortunate night revealed Elian’s side business to Alena. How would Alena handle herself after learning the boss she used to argue with was actually a ruthless mafia leader in the underworld?

What happens when the school's popular yet bad boy gets paired up with the school's outcast. The girl who's father is the town's preacher. The girl who doesn't cuss or party. The school's obedient yet smart girl. Will they figure out who the other one truly is under their masks? Will they form a friendship? Will they form a relationship? Or when the assignment is complete, go their separate ways like they never spent the last semester together almost every day. Katie Adler lives in a small town called Florence. The town has roughly three hundred people. Katie is the school 'freak' as everyone calls her. Her father is the town's only preacher. That alone makes her a freak to everyone at school. She doesn't have any friends which again makes her the freak. She never skips school, always has great grades, never back talks teachers, doesn't cause any problems; which again makes her the freak of the school. She's the perfect good girl. But, she holds a very dark secret. Only her father and God knows what it is. Hayden Huxley is the school's popular yet bad boy. He's always causing trouble wherever he goes. He skips almost all his classes. He fights with anyone, bullies who ever his heart desires. His grades are slipping semester by semester. But, when he does one mistake, he ends up paired with Katie on a project. The project lasts the whole semester and both their grades depend on his performance. How will these two manage to communicate without lashing out?

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