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By Matt Stanton
How far would you go to keep your daughter safe?
As this page-turning novella opens, Rachel Mara is one in a line of hostages being held in an Italian art gallery. The world's attention may be turning toward this unfolding act of terror, but inside Rachel has only one thing on her mind. Her...
By Joe Zaydon
Italy, 1943: Four wayward GIs conduct an odd experiment after stumbling across an abandoned cheese shop.
This edition combines both stories into the one cover.
When young Antonio Cabrini sees the local gangsters in his city of Naples he is fascinated. He vowed then that he would be part of their organisation. He would stop at nothing.
Short Story | Updated Nov 11, 2014 | Reads: 51 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 2
By Kathleen Clare Waller
Catherine James has a brain tumor. To the surprise, and sometimes disgust, of others, she has accepted her fate, but there is still something lurking that will not let her mind rest.
A widowed mother, Catherine has just returned to her expatriate painterâ€™s life in Paris. Unbidden...
By Patrick Brigham
It is 2002 and little Penelope Scratchford has been abducted in Italy. The Italian State Police has given up its investigation and believes her parents to be responsible for her disappearance and her probable murder, but cannot prove it. The British authorities believe she is still alive, as...
By Jane Kellner
The year is 2014 and it is not how we know it. Instead, it is more like the Middle Ages. When a man invents the time machine,the truth about history as we know it is discoverd
By Barbara Miller
A little love story....a little light romance....
By Claire Fullerton
A Portal in Time is a paranormal/historical romance set in two time periods in California's hauntingly beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Monterey Peninsula. It is a mysterious, page turner whose character's words and actions fit like pieces of a puzzle.
"When we are drawn to a certain person...
A gift gone wrong.
Short Story | Updated Dec 12, 2013 | Reads: 150 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Henrietta is a seventeen year old girl growing up in a modern Fascist Italy. She has spent years being raised by her older brother, Marco as her Father has turned has taken an emotional turn for the worst, struggling to cope with the death of Henrietta's Mother.
Once Marco has gone missing...
By Elton Camp
Bubba decides to soak up some culture by foreign travel
Poetry | Updated Oct 2, 2013 | Reads: 10 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
By Frances M Thompson
"This story surprised me. And I love when that happens..."
Martin is a 50-something Yorkshireman with a penchant for swearing and making model aircraft in his shed. He also likes football and many years ago when a small, longhaired Argentinian started to play for Napoli FC, Martin became aware...
Book | Updated Sep 14, 2013 | Reads: 3 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Milly had recently moved out to a new country. She's homesick and she feels lost inside the 'new world' that she finds there. However,the meeting with someone new and very special will make her change her mind once and for all.
By Nia Carter
Female Italy and female Russia OCs of the author and I both have a soft spot for a certain blonde-haired man, but neither of them are getting very far... or so they think. Collab with islandwriter.