Trapped by Venass. Tormented by the Forgotten. And both desire the very ability that allowed his escape. Chased through the city by someone able to influence his Sliding, Rsiran and his friends prepare for the next attack, uncertain whether the Forgotten or Venass will move first. When Rsiran learns that his sister was abducted, he must decide whether to help a family that abandoned him. If he does not, Alyse might suffer a fate worse than any torment he has already endured. Finding answers leads him to discover a secret about his family, and himself, that changes everything that he believes, making him question who - and what - to support.
Author: D. K. Holmberg
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME—EVEN IF HOME IS WHERE THE DEAD LIVE... It’s the start of the fall semester, and a new crop of Acari and Trainees have descended on the Isle of Night. Watcher training has intensified, and Drew has a new roommate named Mei-Ling. But Mei-Ling harbors a dangerous secret that drove the vampires to abduct her against her will. Drew knows she shouldn’t get involved, but she can’t seem to leave her roommate to fend for herself. Luckily, Drew has other things on her mind—like vampire Carden. A blood bond to a brawny, eighteenth-century Scottish bad boy tends to preoccupy a girl. And though she’s still figuring out what this bond means, one thing has become clear: She craves him in a major way. But then bodies start turning up on the island. All the evidence points to the existence of a rogue vampire, and the sinister vampire Alcántara is gunning for Carden, even though Drew has proof that Carden had nothing to do with the murders. Now she has to find the true killer—without endangering Carden, Mei-Ling, or herself…
Author: Veronica Wolff
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Venture at your own risk into a realm where the sun sinks into oblivion–and all that is unholy, unearthly, and unspeakable rises. These rare, hard-to-find collaborations of cosmic terror are back in print, including • Wentworth’s Day A fellow figures his debt to a dead man is null and void, until he discovers just how terrifying interest rates can be. • The Shuttered Room A sophisticated gentleman must settle his grandfather’s estate, only to find that the house shelters dark secrets. • The Dark Brotherhood A beautiful woman and her companion meet the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, in a tale as terrifying as anything Poe himself ever created. • Innsmouth Clay A sculptor returns from Paris to create a statue not entirely of this world–and not at all under his control. • Witches’ Hollow A new schoolteacher puts his soul in peril while trying to save one of his students from a ravenous creature. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fifteen soul-chilling tales by
Author: H.P. Lovecraft,August Derleth
Publisher: Del Rey
Autumn Winters knows something that no one else knows. Now, she has to do something no one else would do. Autumn Winters has chased a race of supernatural beings from out of the shadows. Now, she's paying the price. Those same paranormal entities have become aware of her presence as a protector of the veil, and they'll stop at nothing to remove her as a threat. Burdened with knowing that the most powerful of her new enemies now inhabits her sister's body, and that this same creature could easily ensnare her as well, Autumn faces an impossible choice. She can either save her sister from a fate worse than death or free herself from a web designed specifically to trap her. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking as Autumn struggles to come up with a plan to vanquish a threat unknown to the rest of humanity. All she knows for sure is that it's down to her, the only woman whose blood holds the power to protect the veil between this world and another unseen by anyone but a realm watcher. In the Blood is the second book in the Realm Watchers urban fantasy series, where nothing is as it seems and only a thin veil exists between our world and another full of ghosts, vampires, magical creatures and other trans-dimensional intruders who walk alongside us unseen by anyone but the realm watchers.
Realm Watchers Book 2: An Autumn Winters Novel
Author: J. S. Malcom
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Martha Helene Jones
Slowly the long line of robed figures made their way toward the end of the huge antechamber that featured the ornately patterned high arching doorway carefully positioned at the rear of the cobblestoned pathway, offering only one way to approach its uniquely stylized threshold. Each figure stood silently awaiting their turn. Each harboring their own thoughts of grandeur. Yes, for each had spent centuries in constant study. Blood, sweat, and tears expended often, and freely, in their ever-pressing efforts to learn what it meant to be counted amongst the chosen. Years spent learning through trial and error the arts that would ultimately prove them worthy of the trust that came along with such daunting responsibility. The prestige allotted to those who sought to become a member of The Order of Truth. Priscilla Whitestone stood ready to embrace the challenge. Ready, for she knew that she was destined for greatness. She and Benjamin Arcanus Trueth were the best of their class. The strongest ever. They were rivals. They had also been lovers once. Lovers whose mutual arrogance would not allow such an emotion as benign as love to take root in their callous hearts. No, for their one true love was power. Power that could only be had as a result of their mastering the sacred arts detailed within the Tome of Shades. Then and only then could what they both desired most be fully realized. They both would have the chance to show their mastery today. Today, all would be revealed for everyone to see. Yes, for today, all the robed figures assembled here would take part in the Ritual of Binding. That most sacred of rituals that would forever bind them to the land of Samarq. Today they would either become one of its guardians, or they would perish. Measures had been set in place to see to that. To each side of the robed acolytes was another group present. Those whose job it would be to ensure that none of the assembled peoples turned back. Not all those present were human. Still, the law was the same for everyone. Everyone must proceed. Yes, for the point of no return had been reached. None of them could turn away from this. To do so now meant certain death one way or another, or worse: madness. Even if one were to survive in that debilitated state, such one could not be allowed to live. That was the law. The throng of hard-eyed observers was here to enforce it. They would not allow any of them who had not completed their trial to live. Unless they were to exit through the door to the left. The door with the drawing of the all-seeing eye encased within the swirling crystal ball upon it. It was well known amongst them all that once one had learned the lore necessary to become an Acolyte of Truth, that one was forever marked. Marked for either greatness or marked for death. There could not be any in-betweens. She knew this for a certainty, for two of their number had fallen already.
The Age of Mysticism
Author: D.A. King
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
College freshman Charlie Jackson is excited to leave high school behind and start his studies at Florida State University. He's not prepared, however, for the horror he faces his first week on campus. Within minutes of moving into his dormitory room in Kennedy Village, Charlie notices a certain fraternity house on campus. While the other houses are bright and alive, this one, the house of the Dark Masters, is forbidding. With black bricks and black-painted windows, it seems almost full of death. Late one night, as Charlie peers through binoculars at the house, he witnesses something he should have never seen-a coed being brutally attacked by one of the members, who is a vampire. The girl's dismembered, decapitated, and blood-drained body is discovered the next day in a rural woods. She's the latest victim in a string of similar killings, and Charlie is certain he now knows the culprits. Enlisting the help of his roommate, Frankie, and occult expert Professor Grimm, Charlie vows to eliminate the vampire clan. Charlie is outmatched by these bloodthirsty creatures who are endowed with razor-sharp claws and superhuman speed. The vampires seem to be everywhere, and Charlie is soon to be astonished to discover the depth of the conspiracy.
Author: Rashaan Willerforde
The Shades Of Gray Series follows the adventures of Kat, a woman with no memory of her past who is called the Pandora Project by those who hunt her, and Kim, a woman leading the life of a legal assassin called a Life Closer. The world they live in is plagued by clouds that prevent the sun from shining down on the land called Dry Clouds, making all who live in Noir forced to live in endless night. Start this series for "Free" by reading #1 Shades of Gray: Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness and then read #2 Shades of Gray: From Moscow, With Love also for "Free". Kat searches for clues to her past while androids called Un-Men and human bounty hunters try to kill her, and Kim searches for who murdered her mother. The two women's paths collide, and they form a shaky partnership to unravel the mysteries that haunt their lives and they try to protect one another from those who do not wish for them to discover the truth. Everyone's soul is marked by a color. Which shade of gray will they hold to? #10 Shades of Gray: Woe To The Watcher: The Gorgons move in on their target as Argus faces a life or death situation. **Shades of Gray Series** (STARTING POINT QUADRILOGY) #1 Shades of Gray: Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness "FREE" #2 Shades of Gray: From Moscow, With Love "FREE" #3 Shades of Gray: Cerberus Versus Pandora #4 Shades of Gray: Sisters (ZOMBIE TWILIGHT QUADRILOGY) #5 Shades of Gray: Night Of The Twilight- The Chimera Strain #6 Shades of Gray: Dawn Of The Twilight- Outbreak #7 Shades of Gray: Day Of The Twilight- Patient Zero #8 Shades of Gray: Land Of The Twilight- Closing of Days (MYTHS AND DESPAIR QUADRILOGY) #9 Shades of Gray: Rise of the Gorgons #10 Shades of Gray: Woe To The Watcher #11 Shades of Gray: Woe To The One Who Has Held His Heart's Tongue #12 Shades of Gray: Woe To The One Who Thought They Could Only Hurt
Author: Kristie Lynn Higgins
Publisher: Kristie Lynn Higgins
It is now more than fifty years since the occurrences which I am about to relate caused a strange sensation in the gay society of Dublin. The fashionable world, however, is no recorder of traditions; the memory of selfishness seldom reaches far; and the events which occasionally disturb the polite monotony of its pleasant and heartless progress, however stamped with the characters of misery and horror, scarcely outlive the gossip of a season, and (except, perhaps, in the remembrance of a few more directly interested in the consequences of the catastrophe) are in a little time lost to the recollection of all. The appetite for scandal, or for horror, has been sated; the incident can yield no more of interest or novelty; curiosity, frustrated by impenetrable mystery, gives over the pursuit in despair; the tale has ceased to be new, grows stale and flat; and so, in a few years, inquiry subsides into indifference.
Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Publisher: Publio Kiadó Kft.
A deadly pursuit through the English countryside from the acclaimed author of ROGUE MALE. After working as a double agent for the British in Nazi Germany during the war, Charles Dennim is now living a quiet, unassuming life in England. Until the postman delivers a letter bomb to his front door. Suddenly hunted by a killer with no name and no apparent motive, Dennim must use his wartime skills to stay alive, and the two master hunters embark on a deadly game of cat and mouse through the picturesque English countryside. With brilliant descriptions of the Cotswolds and a high-stakes manhunt, this is a pursuit novel that stands with Household's best.
Author: Geoffrey Household
Publisher: Hachette UK
A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller New Orleans was nearly the death of Jeremiah Hunt, between a too-close brush with the FBI and a chilling, soul-searing journey through the realm of the dead that culminated with a do-or-die confrontation with Death himself. But now Hunt is back and on the run in Watcher of the Dark. But when he performs an arcane ritual to reclaim the soul of the magically gifted, beautiful woman who once saved him, he must flee the law once again, to Los Angeles, city of angels, a temporary sanctuary. In L.A., he has to contend with Carlos Fuentes, who sees in Hunt a means to obtain the mystical key that would open the gates of Hell. Fuentes knows Hunt's weakness—his loyalty to the woman he loves, and to another "gifted" friend—and uses the real threat of torturing them as a way to get Hunt to help complete his dread quest. Hunt has learned a lot since his life was irrevocably hijacked by fate months ago. But when his friends are threatened by the supernatural predator known as the Preacher, Hunt knows that all his newfound experience and ability will go for naught unless he can keep both the Preacher and Fuentes at bay long enough for him to somehow find a way to free his friends from mortal peril. Joseph Nassise delivers another thrilling novel in his dark, urban fantasy series, the Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A Jeremiah Hunt Supernatural Thriller
Author: Joseph Nassise
Publisher: Tor Books
The award-winning writer returns with a major, absorbing, atmospheric novel that takes on the most dramatic and profoundly personal subject matter San Francisco in the 1970s. Free love has given way to radical feminism, psychedelic ecstasy to hard-edged gloom. The Zodiac Killer stalks the streets. A disgraced professor takes an office in a downtown tower to plot his return. But the walls are thin and he's distracted by voices from next door—his neighbor is a psychologist, and one of her patients dislikes the hum of the white-noise machine. And so he begins to hear about the patient's troubles with her female lover, her conflicts with her adoptive, avowedly WASP family, and her quest to track down her birth mother. The professor is not just absorbed but enraptured. And the further he is pulled into the patient's recounting of her dramas—and the most profound questions of her own identity—the more he needs the story to move forward. The patient's questions about her birth family have led her to a Catholic charity that trafficked freshly baptized orphans out of Germany after World War II. But confronted with this new self— "I have no idea what it means to say ‘I'm a Jew'"—the patient finds her search stalled. Armed with the few details he's gleaned, the professor takes up the quest and quickly finds the patient's mother in records from a German displaced-persons camp. But he can't let on that he's been eavesdropping, so he mocks up a reply from an adoption agency the patient has contacted and drops it in the mail. Through the wall, he hears how his dear patient is energized by the news, and so is he. He unearths more clues and invests more and more in this secret, fraught, triangular relationship: himself, the patient, and her therapist, who is herself German. His research leads them deep into the history of displaced-persons camps, of postwar Zionism, and—most troubling of all—of the Nazi Lebensborn program. With ferocious intelligence and an enthralling, magnetic prose, Ellen Ullman weaves a dark and brilliant, intensely personal novel that feels as big and timeless as it is sharp and timely. It is an ambitious work that establishes her as a major writer.
Author: Ellen Ullman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sometimes the end is just the beginning! Book 1 of 6 in the bestselling Soulkeepers Series. When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, Jacob meets a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, who offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths and questions Dr. Silva's motives for helping him. Don't miss the other books in The Soulkeepers Series! Weaving Destiny (Book 2) Return to Eden (Book 3) Soul Catcher (Book 4) Lost Eden (Book 5) The Last Soulkeeper (Book 6) Soulkeepers Reborn Wager's Price (Soulkeepers Reborn Book 1) Hope's Promise (Soulkeepers Reborn Book 2) Lucifer's Pride (Soulkeepers Reborn Book 3) Read the bestselling novel that readers call an utterly spellbinding, elaborate and spectacularly written adventure! "5 stars. An utterly spellbinding, elaborate and spectacularly written adventure. From its very first words - "Death lived up to Jacob's expectations" - the story will pull readers in and take them on an adventure as Jacob discovers abilities he never knew he had and tries to uncover the truth about his mother's whereabouts." -- Fiktshun Reviews An astounding book. The concept of the storyline was genius. Every line, every word felt well-thought out and meaningful. -- Andrea Thompson, Book Blogger Fantastic read, no matter how old you are. Does it matter that I bought The Soulkeepers for my children and I wound up loving it myself? No. No matter how old you are, you will love this book. – C. Webster, Kindle Reviewer One of those rare stories that seizes your attention from the start and never lets it go. I would highly recommend The Soulkeepers. It has everything a reader could ever want." – That Bookish girl Book Blog Teen books, young adult paranormal fantasy series, young adult angels, teen books for boys, teen religious fantasy, toung adult contemporary fantasy series, young adult fantasy romance series, first in series free, young adult contemporary fantasy series, magical realism, angels, devils & demons, action, adventure, teen, superhero, paranormal, fantasy, contemporary fantasy, horror, YA, young adult, mystery, romance, thriller, multicultural, multigenerational, free, series, teen, young adult, religious, contemporary
Author: G. P. Ching
Publisher: Carpe Luna Publishing
Author: Stephan Lawrence Theodore Clifford