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1 Mountain Man

The further adventures of Matt Reynolds. Still having problems with those pesky trespassers.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence
Week's Downloads: 387| Votes: 299 | Score: 8.13
Size: 121KB | Posted: Concluded:

2 Robledo Mountain

by Kraken

Paul McAllister wants nothing more than to put the wars, cancer, and death of his wife behind him as he numbly glides into his final years doing the only thing he still enjoys - selling weapons and his services as a gunsmith on the gun show circuit of the American southwest. Driving down the road in the Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico Paul loses consciousness while returning home from a gun show. An hour later, he awakens, finding himself swept away on the tides of time.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Historical, Western, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 266| Votes: 170 | Score: 8.53
Size: 1040KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 The Inheritance

A military vet inherits a dream house. But others want it too.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Suspense
Tags: Puzzles, Drama, Military
Week's Downloads: 199| Votes: 364 | Score: 7.53
Size: 108KB | Posted:

4 The Elephant God, by Gordon Casserly

India during the Raj

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Romance, Drama, Violence, Historical, Military, Novel-Classic
Week's Downloads: 181| Votes:   | Score:  
Size: 520KB | Posted:

5 Manet and Monet: Mastery and Mystery

If your sweetheart robs you and leaves you, do you crack up or find someone finer?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama
Week's Downloads: 159| Votes: 10 | Score: 6.62
Size: 8KB | Posted:

6 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: 95| Votes: 1469 | Score: 8.99
Size: 455KB | Posted:

7 Spacers

In the not too distant future, the future is out there.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Military, Science Fiction, Futuristic, Near Future
Week's Downloads: 90| Votes: 102 | Score: 7.14
Size: 24KB | Posted:

8 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: 88| Votes: 417 | Score: 8.65
Size: 1860KB | Posted: Concluded:

9 A Glass, and Darkly

An Enfield Undrowned Story (2)
Terrorist rage pierces the heart of the United States in a shocking and brutal attack. The attack jolts the country from its naïveté in one, horrifying instant; Jeff Knox, his family, friends, and neighbors are shaken from their comfortable lives in that same moment. How does a nation of three hundred million respond and how does it change one man?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Biography
Tags: Romance, War, Military, Workplace, Alternate Timeline
Week's Downloads: 83| Votes: 339 | Score: 8.78
Size: 906KB | Posted: Concluded:

10 Will to Survive

A simple training exercise with brand new fighter aircraft goes very wrong when some thieves are where they shouldn't be and get mistaken for the target drones. The resulting explosion has many consequences for everyone involved, and Will March ends up living in some turbulent times in another era. Read how Will survives those first few years which are the dangerous beginnings of his new life. 65,000 words of action adventure.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Western, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 78| Votes: 339 | Score: 7.96
Size: 343KB | Posted: Concluded:

11 Rocky Roads

Some roads start when others end.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Space, Near Future
Week's Downloads: 76| Votes: 95 | Score: 7.15
Size: 12KB | Posted:

12 Mack

A Rivers Region Story
A young man with a unique heritage that guides his destiny has to deal with many hard issues starting with the murder of his father while 10 years of age. We follow his life for the next decade while he works to survive, protect his heritage, and fight the man he holds responsible for his father's death. He's more than what he seems, and strives to meet all his responsibilities. 123,900 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Politics, School, Violence, Workplace, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 73| Votes: 340 | Score: 8.26
Size: 672KB | Posted: Concluded:

13 A Charmed Life

An Enfield Undrowned Story (1)
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: 66| Votes: 872 | Score: 8.52
Size: 1483KB | Posted: Concluded:

14 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: 64| Votes: 882 | Score: 8.92
Size: 502KB | Posted: Concluded:

15 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: 56| Votes: 471 | Score: 8.06
Size: 532KB | Posted: Concluded:

16 A Farmer's Life

A Rivers Region Story
Farmers live life different to most people, their lives are ruled by the land they work and the cycles of nature. James is the son of a farmer who's orphaned by a bushfire. He continues to live with his father's old boss, but knows he has to make his own way in life after school. Life has it's ups and downs, and many challenges for James. He leaves the farm for the Army, but ends up back as a farm worker due to combat wounds. Join James as he meets many challenges and changes in his life.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Drama, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 45| Votes: 351 | Score: 8.22
Size: 248KB | Posted: Concluded:

17 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, Rags to Riches, Time Travel
Week's Downloads: 44| Votes: 241 | Score: 7.96
Size: 487KB | Posted: Concluded:

18 Companion - Book 1 of Evolution

Evolution (1)
Caleb Connor's life is out of control: understatement! An extraterrestrial space ship crashed on his campsite, and an ancient, ethereal alien took up residence in his head. He doesn't get along with the alien, partially because the alien thinks he landed in a defective human. The Army investigates the crash, and the General in charge has more plans than just protecting the country. Throw in a pretty doctor and a hole in the fabric of creation... Yep. Very out of control.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags:
Week's Downloads: 42| Votes: 378 | Score: 8.94
Size: 649KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 Play Ball!

Due to family matters a teen boy moves to the USA, where he learns to play, and like playing, baseball. He works hard and enjoys his baseball. To him it's a fun sport, but he can't resist when they offering him good money to play professional baseball. However, there's one problem, few paid ball players are true professionals. He must choose between playing in a situation he doesn't like, or walking away from good money, and playing where he likes to play for the fun. 76,000 words

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches, Sports, Baseball
Week's Downloads: 41| Votes: 266 | Score: 8.18
Size: 396KB | Posted: Concluded:

20 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: 41| Votes: 1038 | Score: 9.43
Size: 914KB | Posted: Concluded:

21 John and the Dragon

A Story in the Choices Universe
A young man, blundering around and trying to understand the implications of the curve ball, that life has thrown his way.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Humor
Week's Downloads: 40| Votes: 490 | Score: 7.44
Size: 30KB | Posted:

22 World War: Campaign for Surprise

A Jade Force of Misera Story (12)
The International Federation of Nations just had to do it. A committee on War Crimes declared Pen Sada a war criminal. When Jade Force and the nation of Misera won't turn her over for trial, there's only one thing the IFN can do, and that is to declare war on Misera.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Politics, War, Military
Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 103 | Score: 8.65
Size: 195KB | Posted: Concluded:

23 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, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 39| Votes: 259 | Score: 7.87
Size: 381KB | Posted: Concluded:

24 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: 39| Votes: 852 | Score: 9.28
Size: 565KB | Posted: Concluded:

25 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: 39| Votes: 987 | Score: 9.20
Size: 764KB | Posted:

26 Tiger Fleet

Jason started out as a farm boy and ends up owning a fleet of spaceships. This is his story.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space
Week's Downloads: 38| Votes: 127 | Score: 7.19
Size: 45KB | Posted:

27 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: 37| Votes: 227 | Score: 8.51
Size: 777KB | Posted: Concluded:

28 Ron and Beryl at the Seaside

It is 1959 and two lonely people are brought together under unforeseen circumstances. Although it is the end of the decade it becomes the beginning of their new lives.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Historical
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 14 | Score: 7.41
Size: 64KB | Posted:

29 Kim: Power Play

Kim is badly injured in an incident at school, an accident that should never have happened. He's a teenage boy with a reputation of being an unstoppable force that always gets things done. Recovering from injuries that should have been fatal he lives 'in interesting times' as he sets out to prove the doctors wrong. He's determined he'll walk again; if his powerful enemies let him live that long. 55,500 words of drama and action

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Crime, Drama, Politics, Violence, Rags to Riches, Extra Sensory Perception
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 328 | Score: 8.00
Size: 300KB | Posted: Concluded:

30 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, Rags to Riches, Young Adult
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 691 | Score: 8.38
Size: 303KB | Posted: Concluded:

31 The Weaver and the Wind

A Worlds of Light Story (4)
The Worlds of Light take the next generation of McKessons through a magical turn.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic
Week's Downloads: 36| Votes: 369 | Score: 9.19
Size: 932KB | Posted: Concluded:

32 A Thousand Years of Peace!

We have been promised a thousand years of peace. We have also been told of a comforter. Where are we going to find this comforter? When are they going to show up? And how can one man or woman make a difference in this world? Really good questions. We have all had many tests with questions in our lives. I find it difficult to answer those questions from outside sources. I have still walked the path and asked the same questions from my inner sources. This is what has come to my mind.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Spiritual
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Supernatural, Magic
Week's Downloads: 35| Votes: 73 | Score: 7.30
Size: 740KB | Posted: Concluded:

33 Flames of Life

A Rivers Region Story
A young man has a major change of lifestyle forced on him. He becomes a writer, and then something else again. First we read two of his stories about himself, then we follow him as he makes another change to his life and changes the lives of many others in the Rivers Region. In the process he unexpectedly meets his own destiny as well. The story is 82,000 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Drama
Tags: Violence, Workplace, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 35| Votes: 320 | Score: 8.11
Size: 444KB | Posted: Concluded:

34 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: 35| Votes: 817 | Score: 8.72
Size: 478KB | Posted: Concluded:

35 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, Rags to Riches, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Nanotechnology
Week's Downloads: 34| Votes: 419 | Score: 8.49
Size: 682KB | Posted: Concluded:

36 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: 34| Votes: 333 | Score: 8.10
Size: 57KB | Posted:

37 Canoeing to My Destiny

A man loses his wife in a tragic accident. To find time to deal with his loss, he travels to the quiet of the wilderness. There he encounters nature at it's best and also at it's most humbling. He interacts with bears, moose, eagles, and many other creatures. He also rescues a fair maiden. Through his experiences, he learns more about life and how to deal with loss.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Travel
Week's Downloads: 33| Votes: 282 | Score: 8.14
Size: 359KB | Posted: Concluded:

38 The Wrong Girl

by Lumpy

John Taylor (3)
Soldier-turned-missing persons specialist John Taylor is adjusting to his new life, putting the scars of his past behind him and doing what he can to make a difference. That new status quo is upended when a powerful Senator asks Taylor to find her wayward party girl daughter. What should have been a simple job escalates into a race against the clock to get the girl back before she is taken out of the country and sold into a nightmare.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Thriller
Tags: Crime, Violence, Military, Detective
Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 171 | Score: 8.39
Size: 445KB | Posted: Concluded:

39 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, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 305 | Score: 7.49
Size: 257KB | Posted: Concluded:

40 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: 32| Votes: 281 | Score: 7.93
Size: 274KB | Posted: Concluded:

41 The Ballad of Zachery Carson

A Story in the The Trilogy and More Western Universe
A young man leaves his home in Missouri just after the Civil War to make a life for himself in the West. During one adventure he lives up to the legend of a famous kinsman.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Western
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Western
Week's Downloads: 32| Votes: 454 | Score: 8.16
Size: 140KB | Posted: Concluded:

42 The Reset Manifesto

When, in the course of human events, a Government of a Nation has forgotten that it is founded and predicated upon the singular sentiment, We the People, it becomes necessary for Men and Women of good conscience to stand tall and remind those who govern on behalf, by forbearance, and at the will, of We the People; that the law of the land is specified in the Constitution of these United States.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Near Future
Week's Downloads: 31| Votes: 92 | Score: 9.17
Size: 1052KB | Posted:

43 Runaway!

A Rivers Region Story
A 9 year old boy's parents are killed by terrorist. He goes to live with his great grandfather until he's 16 when his great grandfather dies of cancer. His parents raise him to be free thinking and independent. His great grandfather adds to the training. David wants to stay living in the house he helped to build, but the welfare authorities won't allow it. So his great grandfather helps him to be true to himself when he runs away to stay free, and he finds a new life.- 52,200 words of action.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Coming of Age, School, Violence, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 30| Votes: 303 | Score: 7.94
Size: 278KB | Posted: Concluded:

44 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: 28| Votes: 569 | Score: 7.81
Size: 312KB | Posted: Concluded:

45 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: 27| Votes: 297 | Score: 8.55
Size: 174KB | Posted: Concluded:

46 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, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 27| Votes: 319 | Score: 7.85
Size: 276KB | Posted: Concluded:

47 When My Father Spoke to Me

When my father spoke to me, he always began the conversation with "Have I told you yet today how much I adore you?"

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: True
Tags: True
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 4KB | Posted:

48 Life Is Change

No good turn goes unpunished. There's nothing so constant in life as change. Shortly after finishing his university exams Smoky Grey learns these two sayings are true. His life and plans are totally changed by an encounter in the university car-park. For the next few years his life is one change after another. Some of them being ones he initiates. He's a catalyst for changes to improve the lives of many people. - 48,100 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Workplace, Rags to Riches
Week's Downloads: 26| Votes: 297 | Score: 7.55
Size: 258KB | Posted: Concluded:

49 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: 26| Votes: 1368 | Score: 8.55
Size: 567KB | Posted: Concluded:

50 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: 25| Votes: 686 | Score: 9.28
Size: 1478KB | Posted: Concluded:
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