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1 Hatchery Road

A young former pastor is headed down the road from northern Minnesota with all his possessions in tow. His wife had taken their two girls and left, so he quit. Now, with his future very much unclear, he's off for Nashville to move in with his sister and family. Who and what he encounters on the way, however, will change his life forever.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 112| Votes: 195 | Score: 7.78
Size: 777KB | Posted: Concluded:

2 A Charmed Life

Will you be content to drift from situation to situation, to sail the course charted for you by others, or will you take charge of your life and chart your own course? For Jeff Knox, a teenager about to start high school in Enfield, Massachusetts, choosing to take charge of his life will affect more lives than just his own.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Biography
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, School, Military, Workplace, Alternate Timeline
Week's Downloads: 88| Votes: 740 | Score: 7.81
Size: 1483KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 Boone - the Early Years

A fire destroys a farm in Virginia, so the family is moving west. Except the youngest is too ill to travel when it's time to leave. The boy and his grandmother stay behind to follow later. It takes so long for him to recover the two don't go west, and find local employment. A decade later rising political problems cause the young man and his grandmother to make a decision about their future. They'll go west, but it isn't that simple, or an easy journey. Written in US English - 72,700 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Violence, Historical, Western
Week's Downloads: 80| Votes: 197 | Score: 6.79
Size: 380KB | Posted: Concluded:

4 Ninth Grade 1958-1959

A coming of age story set in a small town in Ohio. Some action and adventure. It is all true, give or take a lie or two.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor, School, Golf, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 70| Votes: 382 | Score: 7.94
Size: 1860KB | Posted: Concluded:

5 Missing the Mark

Casey Elder and Roger Decker are the best of friends. Until they start to argue over everything, brought about by the close confinement over winter, and concern over their gold mine. It all comes to a head one day, and as the occupants of the saloon scatter as guns are drawn, who will die and who will survive?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western
Week's Downloads: 66| Votes: 27 | Score: 5.97
Size: 15KB | Posted:

6 Human Phoenix

The Human Series (1)
You can’t hide from your past forever, but it’s easier if you’re a foster kid in rural West Texas. Scott MacIntyre was different in more ways than even he knew. (this was my first attempt at writing a novel)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, School, Violence, Military, Mystery, Aliens
Week's Downloads: 61| Votes: 633 | Score: 9.03
Size: 1478KB | Posted: Concluded:

7 Star Performance

16 y/o Hal Smith is a quiet, unassuming teen boy with a bad knee and no dreams. Taught to help people, he does; without thinking before acting. In Year Ten in a new city and school, it's a year of living in interesting times as he's often in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the right thing. He'd once dreamt of being an international athlete and had the skills to make them true, but lost them helping a stranger; and delivered a Star Performance greater than most athletes can ever do.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 57| Votes: 659 | Score: 7.65
Size: 302KB | Posted: Concluded:

8 Island Mine

How far will governments go when you have something they want? All Waylon Eckermann wanted to do was to go to college and figure out the rest of his life. It wasn't going to be that easy, not even with a little extragalactic help.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Military, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Week's Downloads: 56| Votes: 972 | Score: 9.25
Size: 914KB | Posted: Concluded:

9 Human Man

The Human Series (2)
Scott MacIntyre, the unusual foster kid raised on a boys ranch in West Texas, joined the Marines at the end of Human Phoenix. In the sequel, Human Man, he's all grown up and ready to make a life for himself.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: General
Tags: Romance, Military, Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 54| Votes: 785 | Score: 9.12
Size: 565KB | Posted: Concluded:

10 Gunslinger

A star high school football quarterback loses his father, his girlfriend and his career, all in the same explosion. Now, he goes back in time to get the ones who did this, as well as saving the United States from being destroyed. What he finds on his one way trip is 'home.' - 41,600 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 52| Votes: 249 | Score: 7.59
Size: 231KB | Posted:

11 Convergence

Evolution (3)
The only hope humanity has to meet the Aliens, on an even footing, is with US resources, so Scotty must win the Presidency. Preparing for Aliens aren't the only challenge the host/Companion cadre face. Robert Branch (AKA Abdul Ali Hassan) is loose in the world, and he is inhabited by a Demon, the antithesis of Companions. Branch and his Demon escaped to Syria in 2012, and began organizing groups of Saddam Hussein's officers and fighters. The power behind the throne of ISIS is evil incarnate.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Politics, Violence, Science, War, Military, Assassins, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, Near Future, AI, Extra Sensory Perception
Week's Downloads: 50| Votes: 209 | Score: 8.14
Size: 997KB | Posted: Concluded:

12 Abby

by Texrep

Thomas Tregonney has served the railway well and faithfully. When the railway is closed, what else should he do?

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama, Politics, Historical
Week's Downloads: 50| Votes: 801 | Score: 9.30
Size: 1083KB | Posted: Concluded:

13 Finders Keepers

Pudgy, out of shape, divorced, and laid-off; Colin thought he had hit rock-bottom. Then came the landslide that almost sent him to his grave. In the depths of despair, miles from nowhere, he searches for a way to get back to civilization and finds that his service is required in a totally unexpected role - as the person who will save the human race from destruction.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, AI
Week's Downloads: 50| Votes: 1425 | Score: 8.61
Size: 455KB | Posted:

14 What Lies Ahead

by Lumpy

A Destiny Saga Story (4)
Things are looking up for Caspian Grey and his Family. It's a new year with new opportunities. While they work to complete 'the plan', a new enemy makes itself known and new challenges stand in their way. Can Caspian and his girls keep the family together?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Coming of Age
Week's Downloads: 46| Votes: 129 | Score: 7.03
Size: 465KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 Uncertain Justice

An Army veteran is accused of rape and murder. He didn't do it, but fighting the system is a losing proposition. So what's a man to do?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Military, Bounty Hunters
Week's Downloads: 45| Votes: 776 | Score: 8.88
Size: 1085KB | Posted:

16 Pipe Springs

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The story of a young man in the turbulent times following the Civil War

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Romance, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 45| Votes: 415 | Score: 7.37
Size: 100KB | Posted:

17 Dog and His Boy

A dog who can read one young guy's mine, a skinny girl who plans to make that young guy hers and purple stuff that does amazing things. Add crooked cops and politicians, survivors of an inter planetary battle and you have a wild adventure and a lot of fun.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Humor, Politics, Science, Spies, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 43| Votes: 529 | Score: 7.17
Size: 435KB | Posted:

18 Getting By

A story set in the Post Sickness world of Phoenicia
It has finally happened: Terrorists have unleashed an unstoppable virus upon the world. Only a very small percentage of humanity has survived. Gavin Thompson, unsatisfied with the prospect of just surviving makes plans to restore civilization as quickly as possible. This is his story. (This version is a bit longer and slightly modified from the version on SOL)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Near Future, Pandemic
Week's Downloads: 43| Votes: 939 | Score: 8.97
Size: 764KB | Posted:

19 Muleskinner Blues

by Joe J

Jeremiah Brock was a violin playing muleskinner, a veteran of the War Between the States and a man who had trouble staying in one place...or time.
Premier members only

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Historical
Tags: Coming of Age, Western, Post Apocalyptic, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 40| Votes: 548 | Score: 7.93
Size: 598KB | Posted: Concluded:

20 My Summer Vacation - 1958

A young man's summer adventures which are the start to his coming of age. A prelude to a new series.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Travel, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 40| Votes: 274 | Score: 7.11
Size: 57KB | Posted:

21 Winds of Change

A story in the Winds of Change Universe
Grant Maxwell is sent back to the Colonial period of America to try to thwart the actions of a Scottish professor who hates the United States. Unfortunately, too much damage may have already occurred and it may be up to Grant to try to salvage the Nation. Note - Slavery concerns life in Colonial America. - 119,900 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Historical, War, Military, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Week's Downloads: 38| Votes: 387 | Score: 7.97
Size: 682KB | Posted: Concluded:

22 Pfand X

It is a harsh cruel world in which danger lurks for the unwary. After a small town is wiped out, ten families sign the Pfand X, the pledge of ten, in which they promise to support and help each other in good times and bad. After 18 generations, the families of the Pfand X are once again threatened.

Age Rating: Older than 17
Tags: Drama, Politics
Week's Downloads: 37| Votes: 294 | Score: 8.24
Size: 516KB | Posted: Concluded:

23 The Second Hundred Years

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The strange saga of James Randal begins

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Drama, Science Fiction
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 696 | Score: 8.32
Size: 269KB | Posted: Concluded:

24 Survivor: Moving On

A Survivor Story (2)
Pat has survived life on the ranch and high school, but it's now time to go to university. He has lots of plans and intentions when he leaves home, but life and events change some of them for him. Life away from the ranch exposes Pat to a lot of different problems and dangers which he must steer a safe course through. It's time for him to move on with his life, and he does. - 51,500 words of adventure.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: School
Week's Downloads: 35| Votes: 238 | Score: 6.87
Size: 274KB | Posted: Concluded:

25 The Gathering

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The saga of The Trail West and Winterborn continues.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western
Week's Downloads: 35| Votes: 586 | Score: 7.96
Size: 231KB | Posted: Concluded:

26 Stand in Time

A man is moving to the USA with his family. At the last minute his work won't release him from his contract early, as previously agreed. A cousin who's a close friend stands in to fill his role as father in helping the rest of the family move on the set date.When they get to the USA and the man is kidnapped by a group set on world domination. They brainwash him and send him back in time to help them bring about a different end to the War Between the States. Can one man affect their plans?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Western, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 210 | Score: 6.98
Size: 485KB | Posted: Concluded:

27 03-10 Someone Very Special

A Clan Amir of Berant Story
In May 2006 a young genius who is rich and born to power, is also an empath, and he finally meets someone very special. A brief, but interesting courtship follows.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama, Extra Sensory Perception, Royalty, Young Adult, Vignettes
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 379 | Score: 6.39
Size: 36KB | Posted:

28 Times of Old

A man is killed by religious militants while protecting his fellow workers. He unexpectedly wakes up to find he's been abducted by aliens and they have an offer for him. He accepts the offer to be placed in an environment like Earth was 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, complete with animals and humans of that time. But there's a catch, it's a one-way trip and he's a star in their version of a reality broadcast show. They supply some gear to help him survive, and now it's up to him to do so.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Violence, Historical, Workplace, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens
Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 533 | Score: 7.03
Size: 315KB | Posted: Concluded:

29 The Trail West

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
A young man is forced to leave home to escape the ravages of war.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Western
Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 773 | Score: 8.22
Size: 478KB | Posted: Concluded:

30 Perhaps Love

Hawaii is the vacation destination for a widower and his young daughter. They thought they were there to see whales and do some sightseeing. That all changed when Rachel crossed their path.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 168 | Score: 6.91
Size: 280KB | Posted: Concluded:

31 Echoes of a Bitter Past

by Texrep

Richard Gilson lives at a time of many changes. He loses his girlfriend, Mavis to another and then his family. Even when Mavis comes back into his life, the past is ever present.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Drama, Workplace
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 353 | Score: 7.80
Size: 55KB | Posted:

32 Finding Shelter

Mike Cavenaugh is facing 40 with an ex-wife he can't stand and a teen-aged daughter he can't begin to understand. The lone bright spot in his life is his son. Then he meets Carrie Walton in one of the unlikeliest of places.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Crime, Drama
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 850 | Score: 8.54
Size: 502KB | Posted: Concluded:

33 Interesting Times

A Rivers Region Story
They say the Chinese have a curse - May you live in interesting times. A 15 year old boy has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. We follow along while he adjusts to the changes. However, he lives in interesting times and he must deal with them as well as rising to the challengers presented to him. Through all this his true nature shows and he changes the lives of many others in the city of Rivers, and elsewhere.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 429 | Score: 7.16
Size: 531KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 Prototype Ten

Will was just an average guy until a terrorist's bomb stripped away everything that he loved in life. When he came across the ad for volunteers for a super-soldier experiment, he figured he had nothing to lose, and if it all worked out, maybe he'd be able to get revenge. Little did he or the people running the program realize just how it would turn out. (Note: If you read this on SOL, you'll find this version to be a bit different)

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Space
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 1339 | Score: 7.95
Size: 567KB | Posted: Concluded:

35 Forward to the Past

A Justiceman Episode (1)
Part of the The Post Sickness World of Phoenicia universe
Alex and Pops got along without having to fight in the hard-bitten territory once known as Arizona. They kept their heads down and avoided trouble. Some things, though, are worth fighting for.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 666 | Score: 6.43
Size: 18KB | Posted:

36 Once and Again

Dakota, the White Sorceress, and her Great Protector, Sorbo Pralene, must learn to heal, grow and embrace the destiny they are apart of to save their world Kara. This novel has not been proofread.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Fantasy, Dragons, Witchcraft, Magic, Unicorns, Knights, Royalty
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 34 | Score: 7.65
Size: 808KB | Posted:

37 Summer Vacation 1959 - the Rick Jackson Saga

A continuation of Rick Jackson coming of age. It is recommended that Summer Vacation 1958 and Ninth Grade be read first. Remember it is all true, give or take a lie or two.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Travel, Novel-Classic
Week's Downloads: 29| Votes: 247 | Score: 7.80
Size: 174KB | Posted: Concluded:

38 The Mucker

Billy Byrne is a thug with almost no morals. He escapes to San-Fransisco where he becomes a pirate of sorts. How will he be affected after he helps kidnap Barbara?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, Addiction, Bounty Hunters, Pirates, Novel-Classic
Week's Downloads: 27| Votes: 24 | Score: 7.69
Size: 662KB | Posted:

39 Survivor

A Survivor Story (1)
A 10 year old boy survives a car crash where his family is killed. He goes to live on his maternal grandfather's ranch on the Texas / Mexican border with some of his retired Army buddies. But life there has some serious issues due to drug smugglers being angry about having their shipments destroyed by those at the ranch. Pat grows up fast while learning to be quick and accurate with a gun. - 51,400 words of adventure.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Violence
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 279 | Score: 6.77
Size: 276KB | Posted: Concluded:

40 In the Mirror Behind the Bar

He sees heartbreak in the mirror behind the bar.
Premier members only

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 247 | Score: 6.29
Size: 25KB | Posted: Concluded:

41 Thunder in the Desert

A Justiceman Episode (5)
Part of the The Post Sickness World of Phoenicia universe
Has Alex finally met his match? His first meeting with a gang of bikers almost got him killed, but Pops didn't raise him to be a quitter...

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 530 | Score: 6.50
Size: 31KB | Posted:

42 The Hills Have Eyes

A Justiceman Episode (4)
Part of the The Post Sickness World of Phoenicia universe
Murder on the Mogollon Rim. Alex is almost close enough to catch the killer red-handed and there is plenty of evidence to get a conviction. The question is what to do with a killer you don't want to hang...

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Western, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 596 | Score: 7.01
Size: 67KB | Posted:

43 Mallard Heir

A man just out of university inherits a trust in the USA. He has to live in the house it owns, but first he has to make it livable. He also has to worry about some old feuds in place in this rural valley in the Appalachian mountains. He has to survive his first weeks in the mountains, and in doing so he finds a wife and partner for life while they deal with old feuds and the local weather. 48,700 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: General
Tags: Workplace
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 263 | Score: 6.42
Size: 257KB | Posted: Concluded:

44 False Signs

by Lumpy

John Taylor (2)
A National Guard armory has been destroyed in west Texas, and all eyes turn to a possible terrorist attack by a missing soldier. The agents in charge of the investigation refuse to listen to soldier's mother, forcing her to turn to Taylor to clear her son's name. As he digs up clues of a frame-up and hints of a much more sinister motive behind the explosion, Taylor races to stop an even greater tragedy. (Story is complete and posts every Wed)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Crime, Violence, Military, Mystery
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 203 | Score: 7.27
Size: 308KB | Posted: Concluded:

45 02-04 Bank Bandits

A Clan Amir of Berant Story
Some men want to rob a bank while Gordie is in there. Not a good idea. He's young, but tricky, and stops them in their tracks.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Extra Sensory Perception
Week's Downloads: 25| Votes: 111 | Score: 6.83
Size: 8KB | Posted:

46 Rebirth

by Lumpy

John Taylor (1)
John Taylor walked out of the desert a different man than he was going in. After three years of torture Taylor is now an ex-soldier with a life in shambles facing a world that gave him up for dead and moved on in his absence. Taylor is forced to pick up the pieces when he steps in to help an outgunned Federal Marshal against unknown assailants. Now Taylor is on the run and saddled with a witness marked for death. Can saving the witness's life give Taylor back his own?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Violence, Military
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 310 | Score: 6.83
Size: 286KB | Posted: Concluded:

47 Justice Resurrected

A Story of Titia-Lohr
When an outcast and his companion come across a village that has been razed, he unknowingly sets his foot upon the path of destiny that will take him from the haughtily civilized courts of Meikar to the wastes of the Netherlands. Stopping along the way for a betrothal he knew nothing about, encountering old friends, new friends, mentors, enemies and intrigue that seems to have gotten him in the situation in the first place, Jonar Telansson is riding towards a destiny the Gods ordained long ago.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Politics, Violence, Cults, Military, Assassins, Travel, Fantasy, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 494 | Score: 8.68
Size: 835KB | Posted: Concluded:

48 Winterborn

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
The story of a troubled young man after the War Between the States.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 24| Votes: 770 | Score: 7.98
Size: 228KB | Posted: Concluded:

49 07-02a Gordie's Gophers

A Clan Amir of Berant Story
Political intrigue around a bi-lateral trade agreement, recruitment of some computer specialists, and a kidnapping - just a normal overseas trip for Gerry Mannheim.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, Military, Extra Sensory Perception
Week's Downloads: 23| Votes: 119 | Score: 7.37
Size: 112KB | Posted: Concluded:

50 Betrayal

A young man's decision changes his life

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Crime, Drama
Week's Downloads: 23| Votes: 247 | Score: 6.59
Size: 61KB | Posted:
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