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News by Fanmaven2015 posted over a year ago
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The Creative Partners Media Network has launched its annual short story writing contest with cash prizes and publication in its new anthology book for the contest winners.

This year Creative Partners author Randy Jernigan will oversee the competition and stand in as a judge reading the last 20 entries and making the final decision on the first, second and third place winners.

"I was thrilled that my publishing partners asked me to serve in this capacity for the competition this year! My own writing career was started by winning a writing contest sponsored by our local newspaper more than 25 years ago, and what a fun and fulfilling journey it's been!"

Organizers of the competition recently made the decision to allow writers from other countries to enter, as long as the stories are written in English.

Shortly after the announcement that the contest had launched, the organization began receiving request from writers as far as Ireland, Scotland and Australia.
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News by Fanmaven2015 posted over a year ago
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Randy with author Les Bailey
According to several media reports author Randy Jernigan will write and publish a memoir about his twenty two years as a freelance tabloid journalist for such weeklies as Globe and Star, but the busy writer says the book won't be about spilling a lot of celebrity secrets, but coming to terms with his own past and, in some cases, making amends and changing career paths.

Scoop. An intimate memoir of sorts, was taken from Randy's personal diaries and interviews of his more than twenty years in the celebrity magazine industry.

“It’s important for a writer, as well as other creative people that make a living with their craft, to shake things up a bit--and sometimes that means breaking out of the mold we’ve cast for ourselves. I feel that I’ve gone as far as I can go as a ‘celebrity reporter,’ and I need to expand and move into other genres of writing. So when my agent came to me with the idea of moving toward screenplay writing I jumped at it. I've written two screenplays for a cable network and have always wanted to develop my talents in that genre, so I was thrilled when this film company came along and bought up Willing to Love!"
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Review by Fanmaven2015 posted over a year ago
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Veteran writer Randy Jernigan took to his Facebook page to share his exuberance in his former student, Les Bailey, and his new book, The Vampire Game: Discovery. which debuted in Kindle Books November 19, 2015.

"I knew when I first met Les several years back in one of my creative writing classes, that he was going to write the great American novel--and he did! Even then Les was a master storyteller. I remember vividly the feelings of excitement I experienced when he read aloud from one of his class assignments. The prose within the story was downright delicious. I recognized almost immediately that Les had already developed his own unique and, even sensuous voice, which is what I was aiming for for each of my pupils by the end of the 8 week class series.
So when Les approached me about co-editing and promoting his first venture into authoring, I accepted without reservation. I would have felt like one of the several publishing companies that turned down J K Rowling's Harry Potter book in the end. I was absolutely honored to lend a hand.
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Review by Fanmaven2015 posted over a year ago
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I decided after reading The Vampire Game: Discovery the first time, that I would re-read it once more. My reasoning? I simply enjoyed the book so much that I wanted to slow down a bit and savor the experience.

I'm told that Les Bailey is a first time author and that his new Kindle release is his first foray into the world of fiction. Well, I'm not so sure that I believe that. I've read quite a few first-time authors and none can compare with Les Bailey's new offering to the literary world. In my opinion, very few writers have successfully deconstructed the vampire genre with the passion and soul that Bailey has.

This debut novel is not only one of the finest tales of the undead in my recent memory--it has brought me back to the vampire genre, which was growing stale for me, sadly. Thank you Mr. Bailey.

Passionate and meticulous in its delivery, The author's prose feeds us tantalizing hints of things to come in his story. In my humble opinion, this literary offering excels in depth of character, in beautiful language, and a unique story line that made this tale a must re-read for me.
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Article by yeniczheng posted over a year ago
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Gjenopplive en 45 år gammel bok, Bill Gates inkludert Business eventyr: tolv klassiske historier fra verden av Wall Street på hans 2014 sommeren pensum. Hans entusiasme ("Warren Buffett anbefalt denne boken til meg tilbake i 1991, og det er fortsatt den beste business boken jeg noensinne har lest"- og hevder det er Warren Buffett favoritt business bok, også) var smittsom. Med prodding av Gates, ut-av-print bok ble gjenutgitt som en e-bok av åpne veien, og som jeg skriver dette innlegget er det Amazon's #1 beste selger i handel og #2 i bøker.

John Brooks opprinnelig publisert fortellingene virksomhet i The New Yorker, så det går uten å si at de er godt skrevet. Beskriver aksjemarkedet som "dagtid eventyr fortsettelsene velståendes," Brooks vier første kapittel til et slag etter slag redegjørelse av "lite krasj" og rask utvinning som skjedde i den siste uken i mai 1962. Mandag falt Dow mer enn det hadde alle dager unntatt 28 oktober 1929. Av torsdag, etter onsdag Memorial Day ferien, stengt det "litt over nivået der det hadde vært før all spenningen begynte."
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Opinion by tamore posted over a year ago
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1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Like, duh.

In my opinion, it's both the best YA series ever and the best fantasy series ever. Why? Harry Potter is the best of everything - the best characters, the best plots, the best writing.

The characters are people you can fall in love with, and not just the main heroes and the main villains. Even more minor characters are pretty extensively developed, like Snape, Pettigrew, Neville, even Dean or Seamus. They all have histories and quirks and unique personalities and very few authors are able to so vividly create such a huge cast of characters.

Similarly, the plot and the world are phenomenal, from the rules of the wizarding world to how backstories tie together and how book to book the overall Harry vs. Voldemort plot progresses. The intricacy has to be admired.

That's all not to mention how good Rowling is at writing on a more minute scale. She writes simply but descriptively, discussing enough without overdoing anything. And sure there are better writers out there, but her style does not take away from the impact of the books.
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Opinion by fletcherrhoden posted over a year ago
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Wow, found a great new thing! From the author of THIS YOUNG JESUS, one of my favorite novella series, here's a sensational new Young Adult story series for girls who loves horses, adventure, drama, romance and action!

Hailey Palmenter and two dozen other teenage girls live at Equinity Horse Ranch, five years after a mysterious apocalyptic event has made the world a simpler but more dangerous place.

Romance, drama, action, adventure, horses and zombies. What more could a girl want? The stories are on Kindle, the megabooks on Kindle and paperback. Really great!

This series is like the Hunger Games meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets McCloud's Daughters!

The writing is concise and clear, vivid and authentic. You really get the feeling the action is happening as you read it! Hailey, the main character, is awesome -- you can't help but bond with her, rooting for her and feeling what she feels. Great themes too -- ego, selfishness, doubt, mixed in with all the terrific action. Great romantic tension too, since it's YA nothing graphic there, but lots of suspense! Will Hailey and Nick get together?! If not, why not? The last...
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News by TheGoldenHeart posted over a year ago
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"Das Goldene Herz" gibt es jetzt auf deutsch zu kaufen

Paperback: link

Hardcover: link

E-Book: link

Man kann das Buch gleich dort kaufen, in allen großen Online-Stores oder im Buchhandel vor Ort bestellen.

Außerdem ist es hier in Verbindung mit Preisen vergünstigt zu kaufen

link
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Article by fletcherrhoden posted over a year ago
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Popular YA author Jenni Frendswith talks about the roll-out of her books in paperback, including the much-anticipated THIS YOUNG JESUS Vol. I. She talks about the future of the series, other projects, paperback vs. ebooks and life at new house Blujesto Press.

Q: Jenni, your books seem to be coming out all over the place! I liked your recent interview for your poetry book, HAIKU FOR YOU. Is that not coming out in paperback?
A: Well, I do still have a few books that are Kindle exclusives at the moment. I suppose it’ll be up to Blujesto Press if they see paperback or not. They already spend so much time and energy on me and my books, I feel badly that I’m dominating their attention. But they seem to be pretty attentive to their other writers.
Q: They just put out the third novella in your series THIS YOUNG JESUS. PANTHEON saw a supernatural battle between Jesus, Joseph and Annabelle and the Roman Gods themselves.
A: Yeah, it was a great third book, a great way to wrap up the first “season” of that series. I really like THIS YOUNG JESUS, which, for those who don’t know, follows the teenaged Jesus as he travels through ancient Britain...
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List by leytonfanlove posted over a year ago
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Here is a list some of my favotite books.

Scibbler of dreams mary .e pearson

Beautiful disaster
walking disaster by jamie mcguire

Easy by tammara webber

Grave mercy by R.L LAfevers

Anna and the french kiss
LoLa and the boy next door by stephanie perkins

The selection
Elite by kiera cass

Pushing the limits by katie mcgarry

The pledge
The essance by kimberly derting

Unearthly by cynthia hand

Bar code tatto
Bar code rebellion by suzanne weyn

Vampire academy series
Bloodlines series by richelle mead

Goddess test series by aime carter

Perfect you by elizabeth scott

Hex hall series by rachel hawkins



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List by zanhar1 posted over a year ago
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I saw leytonfanlove's article and wanted to type my own. So without any further adieu; a list of all the books I've collected since 3rd grade! If you want to know about any of them feel free to ask.

Harry Potter/Harry Potter Spin-offs
-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone
-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Seacrets
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheniox
-Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
-Harry Potter Film Wizardry
-Harry Potter Screen to Film
-Tales of Beetle the Bard
-The Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter 1-3

Royal Dairies
-Kazunomiya Prisoner of Heaven
-Anacaona Golden Flower
-Weetamoo Heart of the Pocassets
-Kaiulani the People's Princess
-Cleopatra VII Daughter of the Nile
-Sondok Princess Of the Moon and Stars
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List by leytonfanlove posted over a year ago
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The Mortal Instruments

.city of bones
.city of ashes

The Selection

.The Selection
. The Elite

The Fifth Wave

.The 5th Wave

The Bar Code Tattoo

.Bar Code#1

Beautiful Disaster

.Beautiful Disaster
.Walking Disaster

Leviathan

.Behemoth
. Goliath

Nicholas Sparks books

.A Bend in the Road
.the last song
.safe Haven
.The Guardian

Vampire Academy

.vampire Academy
.Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel
.frostbite
.Shadow Kiss
.Blood Promise
.Spirit Bound
.Last Sacrifice

Bloodlines

.Bloodlines
.The Golden Lily
.The Indigo Spell

Twilight

.Twilight
.new moon
.Eclipse
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Article by fletcherrhoden posted over a year ago
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at the Amazon Kindle store now.
My fellow writer and Blujesto Press author Lucretia Mars discusses her new Kindle book series, GASPERS, starting off with a trilogy that is, in may ways, too hot to publish. She and Blujesto are presenting new and innovative ways of getting his controversial work to the public.

Q: Lucretia, tell us a bit about your new Kindle ebook series, GASPERS.
A: GASPERS is a kinky, erotic novel series with a crime story subplot. Or else it’s a crime series with a kinky, erotic subplot. They’re pretty well balanced.
Q: I don’t mean to pigeon-hole it, but it’s a bit like FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, with asphyxia instead of bondage.
A: No, I’ll buy that. I mean, these days, bondage itself is kind of vanilla, kind of mainstream. I mean, it’s common on primetime TV, how taboo could it be? Erotic asphyxia is much more complex, much more fringe. And it integrates perfectly to the sex-crime aspect.
Q: Somebody’s going around smothering women.
A: Well, that is putting it a bit simply. In the first book the focus is on a dominant / submissive sexual balance with the woman in the sub role, and from the point of view of the protagonist,...
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List by EvanlovesAzula posted over a year ago
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Ok. This may be hard for some to read. I'm 15 and I really feel like books saved my life.

1. They're always an escape when things get low.

2. They took me places I thought I couldn't ever go.

3. When I used to get beat up, I could just open a book and feel better.

4. I didn't have to talk to a book, it told me a story instead. (I suffer from severe SAD or Social Anxiety Disorder)

5. They let me live in a different world for a while; I could try to forget all the problems I had.

6. When I lost my aunt, I would pretend I could still see her in the characters I read about.

7. I never felt scared reading a book; I always felt like I could lose myself in a good story.

8. I used to get bullied really badly, and a book always helped me not think about it.

9. The kids who took my things and pushed me down didn't exist in books.

10. When I was contemplating suicide, I just read a good story book and I didn't feel like that anymore.
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Article by TheGoldenHeart posted over a year ago
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Hi there everyone!

I'm a writer and I'd love some international support for my story that I already gave to my favorite actor Colin Morgan personally as a gift. He inspired me for a certain character and it was given more as a sign of gratitude for the inspiration rather than for him to read it. No idea if he ever would, but I just hope the effort I put into translating it just for him made him happy that day. What a brilliant actor ^^ Anyways - I've created a club and this account itself for communicating with future readers. I don't want to bother anyone with it, but how else could you let people know your story even exists before it's published?

I promise I have put a lot of effort into it! It took me three years to create this world and the characters. Maybe you'll fall in love with "The Golden Heart". I'm striving for an international release of the book and what I need for that is support, support, support and lots of love!

I love everyone who tries to do the smallest thing to help!
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Opinion by fletcherrhoden posted over a year ago
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By Edward Fairfax:


After interviewing authors Lucretia Mars (GASPING IN THE SHADOWS) and Jenni Frendswith (STONECRAFT) I interviewed the author who hosts both books on his website, Fletcher Rhoden, whose new nonfiction book is FIFTY SHADES OF TRAILER PARK BOYS: TPB in the Great Comedic Traditions. In the interests of full disclosure, my own book VIEWS OF A PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN is also hosted on Rhoden’s site at www.fletcherrhoden.com/links. Rhoden’s complete catalogue can be found on the PRODUCTS page of that site.

Q: Thank you for speaking with me today, Mr. Rhoden --
A: Fletch, please.
Q: -- Fletch, of course. And thanks for hosting me and my colleagues at your site. It’s been terrific exposure.
A: Happy to do it. Thanks for spreading the word about it. I’m happy to host other authors the way I do you and Lucretia and Jenni. They only have to contact me at the address posted all over my site. I offer purchase links, cover pictures, maybe interviews like these.
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Opinion by fletcherrhoden posted over a year ago
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by Edward Fairfax:

I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with Jenni Frendswith, the author of the new novel Stonecraft, now available on Amazon.com. Her book is a part of a web-hosting program at the homesite of author Fletcher Rhoden (fletcherrhoden.com/links) where there is contact information and a discount code and link. In the interests of full disclosure, my own book Views of a Progressive Christian is also on the site.

Q: This is your first book, Jenni. What made you want to write, and why this story?
A: Well, I’ve always been a reader, read just about anything I could find. I guess it’s taken me this long to get up the nerve to write something myself. As for why I chose this story for my first book, well, I didn’t really have ten stories to chose from. This one just kind of popped into my head, and I liked it and I liked what I thought I could do with it, so that’s the one I wrote. I’m not sure I would have written anything at all if I didn’t have a great story to begin with.
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News by EkkoJohnny posted over a year ago
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From Rear View Mirror blog c/o Cindy Calinsky


If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to run sound for a rock-n-roll concert, EKKO will place you in the drivers’ seat and step on the gas.

The series is based on a rock band that has just started a major tour across North America. But this isn’t your typical sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll story; it’s all about the adventures of CJ, our protagonist, who has a hunger for paranormal adventure.

After a hike in the forest one day, CJ returned with a device that has taken his craving for the unknown to a whole new level. He lost his parents at an early age and since then he’s searched the paranormal world hoping to find them. Now that he has a way to cut a few corners, he dives headfirst into the unknown. What he discovers is a blessing in disguise.

The rock band hits the road and the dynamics of a working tour start to unfold. As with any working environment, a road tour also has its share of egomaniacs and dysfunctional personalities. Each man has a job to do and keeping up with the pace is tough enough, but things get really interesting when CJ starts throwing some...
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Opinion by lovespercy posted over a year ago
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I highly recommend this book: Edenbrook by Julianne Donaldson.

I've never read a book this good. It had my stomach churning and flipping and I swear I reread every paragraph a kajillion times, I couldn't get enough. It is a page turning, intense, action filled romance.

Here's the catch: it is during the regence era (like old England, Pride and Prejudice). BUT don't let that scare you off. The author writes in a way that twists modern writing and makes it feel old and rustic. It isn't in that big fancy writing where you have to look up every other word and read the sentance twice just to understand what is going on. Its very straight forward and to the point.

Marriane Daventry is thrust into the dangers of life. She has to keep her newly found secret safe in order to stay safe from evil men after her and her secret. A invite to a grande estate in the country is the perfect answer to her problem. While on the journey there, her carriage is attacked where she escapes to an inn. She meets a desperatly handsome stranger who seems to be holding secrets from her. Who is this stranger? What does he want from her?
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Fan fiction by Annabeth788594 posted over a year ago
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As we got closer and closer to the huge beautiful place my heart beat started to get faster and faster I can’t wait to see my brother again. Kyle what did I miss sense I been to cardamina asked Emma? Blake is getting stronger but we have no idea what he is planing but it is something big. I know I said bitterly. You know what? Said Kyle. What Blake is planing. How in the world do you know that? The reason I am here in the first place is because Blake kidnapped me to hack my father’s computer. When we wouldn’t tell me what he wanted with those files I decided to find out myself. I downloaded his entire hardrive on a flash-drive witch gives me basically his computer.

His mouth dropped. There is no way… I cut him off and took out the case I had with my flash-drives in it. You don’t believe me fine I show you I switched sides in the carriage thing we were ridding in. plugged the flash-drive in and put in the password. See right here is the plan he came up with last night to capture me again. Unreal Jason is going to freak we have been trying to get some kind of info on Blake for so long with no luck you show up for no more than two days and get his computer...
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Fan fiction by Annabeth788594 posted over a year ago
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sorry it took so long here is chapter four.

The night was cool and dark. You can’t even see three feet in front of you. It is a good thing I want them to see me. Otherwise I would have fell over a hundred times because of those tree roots. And above all I have the worst possible luck because my flashlight is dying. It flickered once twice three times and I am now left in the dark. I threw aside my disappointing flashlight and picked a good tree and started to climb.

I was almost half way up the tree trunk when I heard barking. Is that a dog? Then I saw a blinding light in the darkness. And then I heard them two voices having a argument about what is the best way to find me. And next to the one on the right was I big massive pit-bull. He was growing at anything that moved. Luckily they had no idea I was right above their heads. I mean really they have no reason to think I would be in a random tree in the woods. So my hiding spot was prefect. But if Emma made one sound that dog would probably attack her. I had to get rid of that dog.
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Fan fiction by Annabeth788594 posted over a year ago
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Chapter 3

I stared in horror at what was in Blake’s computer I didn’t see this coming. What have I done? I felt like I was going to throw up. I can’t believe what I just gave him I am so stupid! I sighed me beating myself up is not going to change anything. All I can do now is find my brother find out what is going on and stop Blake before it is to late. What are you waiting for it is time to come up with a plan to escape this nut house.

I took a flash drive and copied everything on Blake’s computer. I made sure there was no tracking device on the laptop double-checking found it clean than I packed it up. I got a box and a sickey note. I labeled each of my flash-drives. Mine my fathers and Blake’s and put them in the box. Next I hacked into the security system. I downloaded a map of the place on to a GPS and put it on my belt. Hopefully I will be able to disconnect the cameras. Speaking of witch I have to do that to my room right now. I rewound the cameras so it played the last two hours I spent doing and put it on loop.
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Fan fiction by Annabeth788594 posted over a year ago
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when we left off in chapter one we found out that blake has something planed for alex but does she have what it takes to escape before it is too late. read to find out.

Chapter two

As we walked down a long never-ending hallway. I decided I wanted answers. So where are we going I asked Blake? Do you want to stay in that white room? No I replied. We came to a stop. And he handed me a key. Then here we are this is where you will be staying. Go ahead do the honors.
I put the key in the lock and twisted it. Grabbed the handle and opened the door. I am not going to lie the room was beyond cool. First off it was huge like two apartments big. And there was a king-sized bed, a walk in closest full of clothes and a kitchen filled with snacks. But what I found odd was half of it was for life and the other half was filled with papers, computers and pretty much a room with any and all technology known to man.

Let me guess that is what you want be to sort out for you? Not exactly but close. We walked in the world of tecno geek. What I need form you is to unlock your father’s computer and all it’s secrets. What is so important on there that you...
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List by dragonsmemory posted over a year ago
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This is the full table of contents for the Harry Potter series.

The Boy Who Lived
The Vanishing Glass
The Letters from No One
The Keeper of the Keys
Diagon Alley
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quarters
The Sorting Hat
The Potions Master
The Midnight Duel
Halloween
Quidditch
The Mirror of Erised
Nicolas Flamel
Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback
The Forbidden Forest
Through the Trapdoor
The Man with Two Faces
The Worst Birthday
Dobby's Warning
The Burrow
At Flourish and Blotts
The Whomping Willow
Gilderoy Lockhart
Mudbloods and Murmurs
The Deathday Party
The Writing on the Wall
The Rogue Bludger
The Dueling Club
The Polyjuice Potion
The Very Secret Diary
Cornelius Fudge
Aragog
The Chamber of Secrets
Dobby's Reward
Owl Post
Aunt Marge's Big Mistake
The Knight Bus
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Fan fiction by Annabeth788594 posted over a year ago
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I peaked though the crack and saw nothing but blackness. Carefully I lifted the led and managed to slide it sideways I stood up. I swung my legs over the edge and hopped down. Ok Alex now all I have to do is find out where I am sneak out without the nut job that kid napped me knowing. I started to walk off when I thought about the create. When they see it open they will know I escaped. I quickly ran back and slide the led shut. Hopefully they won’t notice me gone and I will have more time. With the led perfectly back on the way it was. I started to walk away again when I heard voices. Are you sure she can’t get out? Said a deep voice yes sir and there is no way she can get untied too. You did not harm the girl right I promised the boss she would not be harmed. Fear overwhelmed me. I quickly ducked behind some boxes.

Questions so many questions ran though my head. Who is the “boss” why did he send people to kidnap me? Does my mother know I am gone? Is anyone looking for me? What do these people want with me? The door opened then interrupting my thoughts.
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