An Earth where magic is simply another ability and Magical Beasts are just another danger to humanity. Cassius Longinus seeks to find meaning in his life. That didn't necessarily mean getting involved in all these conspiracies or world-ending calamities but he doesn't seem to have much of a choice. WARNING: This story contains many topics that can be considered uncomfortable and repulsive such as Depression, Suicide, Mental Illness, Murder, Genocide and much more. Please be warned.
“Ah-Li.” Only she. Only she dared call him in such an intimate manner. To his other women, to the Empress Consort herself, he was His Majesty, the Xinlong Emperor. The Empress Dowager, in an upsurge of tenderness, might have called him Your Highness, in remembrance of the days when he had been but a fourth Prince. But she, she would always trample his dignity underfoot. She, she would always flaunt her dominance in the Inner Palace. “Ah-Li, always remember the source from which you drink.” A cold shiver ran down his spine. She knew. He had come to ring the death knell for her. As he had rung it for so many before her. For his own flesh and blood. She knew. He hovered over her outstretched silhouette, looking down on her. Desire whipped his mind, fear grabbed him around the throat, making it ever so difficult for him to swallow the saliva that was accumulating in his mouth. Before he could even extend a hand, he felt a palm squarely setting against his abdomen. Pushing at it without ceremony. “It is Imperial Concubine Qin’s great honor to be attending His Majesty, the Emperor, in his chambers tonight. He better take his leave not to make her wait. This humble court lady is tired and wishes to rest.” ¤¤¤ Those Hūna brutes had been stricken dumb. They pillaged, they raped, they tortured, they killed. However, never had they seen a woman, a Hua woman at that, calmly coming out of a tent after having been stripped naked. Her spine straight, her chin kicked up high, her eyes glistening with contempt, she treaded forward. They took a step back as if they had seen an evil spirit. Deep laughter broke through the reigning silence. Right in front of her was he. Seated on a stool at the head of this little congregation, wiping the blade of his sword clean. The man whose eyes were like mother-of-pearl. Heyan Yu. She advanced towards him with all the confidence in the world. As if she were not about to be violated by a group of sordid barbarians. As if she were still the grand Noble Imperial Consort Huihuang. He observed her with those eyes she admired jealously. His smile was as full of contempt as was her posture. When she finally came to him, the expanse of her white skin blocking anything else from his view, he lifted his head. His voice was deep and reverberated through her whole body. “What does the beauty want from this humble one?” That is when her palm made contact with his face. Igniting a fire that would not be extinguished in their lifetimes. Stupidity deserved punishment. Heyan Yu truly was young. So young he had fallen into Ah-Li’s more than obvious trap. But she would set everything to right. His face contorted in shocked anger as his men let a horrified gasp escape them. Everyone who was the least familiar with his character would have known at that moment that blood would flow. But that Hua wretch simply turned around, her jet black hair twisting about her calves, and asked in a sing-song voice: “Well, who wishes to go first?” ------------------------------------------------------------------- [The magnificent cover was made by none other than the very talented, the all-conquering, the supreme Jenjibread. Check out her story "Crocodile Tears", I guarantee you will like it.]
Who would thought that succeeding in life can result to collapsing of one's life? As Christian decides to go back to his wife and daughter's home, he gets to meet only his daughter because his wife was found dead after an apparent suicide. He would then get separated from his dad and his stepmom resulting to his great sadness and disappointment. But his fate will change once he see a frightening incident and meet a group of dangerous people in a street that will make him experience most of the horror and thrill in life. Will he survive this madness as a recruited assassin? Can he take all this suspense? Find out in this short story. (Formerly Known as The Grave of Family Lies. Due to the drastic change of the plot to make it relevant for a contest, I changed the title.) Note: I don't own the picture in the book cover so credits to the rightful owner of the artwork.
Life isn't always fair, and for young Celia, it is even less so when she has to say goodbye to her loving grandmother and hide from the backstabbing king. Struggling to control her anger at the world, she tries to develop her power in order to get her own revenge. Together with Count Thomas, who is an old friend of her grandmother, she will have to grow and learn to cope with feelings of despair, anger and even love. It is all up to her to look for a just punishment on the cruel king, but that doesn't mean that it will be easy. Adult supervision is recommended for those under 17 years old, as the work will include themes not suitable for all ages.
Miles Wells was the pain in Cassandra Steven's ass two years ago until he left town and went miles away. Now he's back and she expects him to continue doing what he does best; bully her but there's a huge shocker. He's changed. He is no longer the player everyone knew him as or the bully Cassandra knew him as, he's now a broody student who's only interested in finishing highschool with top grades and improving his football skills. Of course, Cassandra should be elated that he's not interested in bothering her anymore but reverse is the case, despite the disagreement with her friends, she is interested to find out what made him change. Would she listen to her friends, what really made Miles change, would Cassandra just mind her business and concentrate on finishing highschool like Miles is interested in? Find these and many more in this teen fiction that will keep you awake till 3am.
Diversión, juegos, amor y odio. Todo por aceptar el alocado plan de mi amiga, aún sabiendo que sus ideas jamás terminan bien. Pero gracias a esto, mi verano por fin se convirtió en uno inolvidable (¡pero a qué costo!). Soy Lia Harries y esta es la historia de como decir "sí" a todo puede volver tu vida en un sueño inolvidable, pero por supuesto, llena de pesadillas por el camino. Este libro puede tener: Muchas cosas alocadas. Ya estas advertido/a, disfrutá. Summer 2020 by Jennie Lee ©
Rae Leven hasn't seen the brightest days, but maybe a fresh start in Seoul would do her good? A new start at Double B Entertainment, book deals and mayhaps a romance? Sounds too good to be true..... From murder to betrayal, romance to lust, truth and fiction find Rae here, on her journey to discover who she is.
Josephine Barr, the ever strict and independent rising editor in chief of the Empire's Publishing Company finds herself sucked inside the different realms of lowly rated books that she personally criticized. *********** "It seems that I'm a mother of a house full of monsters... The children are cheerfully placing dangerous traps and the husband wants to collect his 'wife's headless body." "Nature is green. The trees are so high, birds are chirping and I see a tusk just a little below my vision. There's also an ugly snout between my eyes... A, lady boar?" "The thin children are lining up, carrying chipped bowls towards me. As I dart towards the mirror, a wrinkled face with lots of white hair stares back. Then the sounds of bombs echoes outside..." [System: Offline.... ] ✓ Slow burn romance ✓ Weak Mc to strong ✓ Unexpected plot twist ✓ No plot armor ✓ Offline System (Mostly) p.s the image isn't mine :P
Imagine marrying the woman who betrayed you. Revenge or Forgiveness? Which path will you choose? Richard Li, the adopted son of the "Li" Family and Ceo of "Li Enterprise" had a wedding arranged between him and the only daughter of the Westwood family, Elena. The woman whom he loved but broke his heart and also led to his father's death, for a lie she told 10 years ago... Now he has the chance to ask for the truth and forgive or forget about the truth and take vengeance. But is his love for her still lingering in his heart, can his heart be cold enough to hate her for long?. Update schedule : 2 chapters per day 3 or more chapters on Less Busy days. Thank you.
"Do you want to be an Grim reaper?" Asked by a man whose i cannot see his face, who was wearing a black hood and holding an sycthe. Angel of death or what we call a "Grim reaper." A creatures or an angel who collects souls from people when they reach the end of their time. I never thought that it was existed but when i was about to die because of an cancer and reach the end of my time, An grim reaper showed up and invited me on Grim Reaper Academy?!
Do you believe in love at first sight? They do it. From the first time when they were born until the last time when they died, they always knew the person they met in each one of their lives was the only one to love for the rest of their days. It was told them by the sent wind by the heavens, and also by the forests in the name of the earth. And even the fortune of meeting again to worship together as a symbol of divine help. "It doesn't matter the sorrows we go through if the happiness is also with you" The world chose them to love each other in all their lives, so why is it so cruel to separate them from each one? Suffering in the heartbreaking grief of the empty space beside them, their souls still seek each other through the centuries and new lives. Of all of them ... in how many lives will they achieve gladness together? The cover art does not is mine. Credits to the respective artist.
He was the failure of his family. The youngest among his siblings and the weakest among his peers. The kind of person whose future is truly worrisome and bleak. Yet despite all of the challenges he had faced, he never gave up and so he was able to barely pass the knight school. But then, with the battle about to begin in front of him, his young and pure heart wasn't able to handle it and so he ran away…into the future.
SINOPSIS : Penyendiri dan pembenci. Haika Michi adalah seorang anak SMA biasa. Ia hanyalah siswa SMA seperti pada umumnya, tidak lebih. Jikalau pun ada yang berbeda dari dirinya dengan yang lain, itu adalah tentang sudut pandang garis kerasnya. Paradigma tentang kehidupannya sendiri dan masyarakat benar-benar melenceng dari seharusnya. Bisa dibilang, pola pikir dan sudut pandangnya itulah yang membuatnya sedikit berbeda dari yang lain. Ia sendiri melandasi 3 hal dalam kehidupannya : 1. Bermasyarakat hanyalah permainan bajak laut kecil yang tidak menyehatkan. 2. Teman hanyalah kebahagiaan sesaat. 3. Kebahagiaan hanyalah cerita fiksi belaka. Dan jika ditanya tentang cita-citanya, ia akan menjawab ”Aku ingin jadi orang yang beruntung”. Begitulah dia. Biarpun ia memiliki warnanya sendiri, tentu ini bukanlah hal yang bisa dibanggakan. Tapi baginya itu tidak terlalu menjadi masalah. Baginya hidup yang hambar itu tidak terlalu buruk. Ya, tidak masalah jika mengatakan ia memiliki kepribadian yang Busuk. Dengan kehidupannya yang seperti itu, apakah ada hal yang bisa membuatnya menjadi lebih baik???
Nadine was a lost soul trying to finish her last mission: to have a published book. The only thing she knows to make it possible? She needed to possess someone so she can write a story. In the end, Nadine found a perfect body. She used Ereen Punzalan. But the moment she totally possessed her, Nadine found out it wasn’t easy. She needed to live like Ereen in order not to be caught by an exorcist. She started to live a normal life and write her dream story. And she met Grey Truman, Ereen’s hot and gorgeous boss. Nadine felt the intense spark between them. It was strong and that scares her. She made a promise to herself. She would stay away from the man. She did everything not to get close to him but in the end, Grey caught her off guard. And her memories came back. She remembered everything and it broke her heart. Grey has a big part of her past life and she wished, she didn’t recall it at all…
He knows it's not a good idea. Does he have a choice? Of course not. Did he ever have a choice? Not really. This city. He should never have set foot on its land. And now there he is, asking her to join him. Join him in this rabbit hole. He does not have a choice. It will all end where it all began. . . . . . . . . . . (1) Notification Mail: H-v.C_ administration has sent to you an invitation following the direct request of a member of one of the town's semi-major positions. Dear Reader, If you have received this letter… Congratulation! You are loved! Not only by the relative who sent you those words but also by us, Hyacinth-Valley.C, because, more than a company, we are a family. Internal policy: our employees do not work for us but with us. If you're a relative of one of our brothers or sisters you are also Hv.c relative, therefore you are welcome in our little town specially built for the people who work every day to offer a better perfume to the world. The person who sent you this letter is waiting for you at Hyacinth-Valley's entrance. Transportation costs are covered by the company and a vehicle will be waiting for you at the train station. Everything's ready. We are waiting for you. All you have to do is reach out for a new start. For more information on the procedure to follow, please refer to the second sheet entitled "preparation for departure/arrival and moving in" Cordially. Hyacinth-Valley.C