Grim Rising

Author: Amanda M. Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976076862

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Page: 284

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Aisling Grimlock should be happy. She's living with and engaged to the man of her dreams, her mother isn't eating people ... at least out in the open, her best friend is distracted by wedding details ... mostly, and there are zombies running around Detroit. Yeah, it's that last one that's driving her crazy ... especially because no one in her family believes her when she spouts the tall tale. Aisling Grimlock is a reaper in trouble. She's got big decisions in front of her and nonstop trouble chasing behind. The dead appear to be rising ... and they've got their eyes (and teeth, for that matter) trained on Aisling and her family. Even though the rest of the family thinks she's exaggerating - or even lying because she's looking for attention - they're determined to help before Aisling goes over the edge. It seems there might be a little something going on, and Aisling might have been right all along. You know what that means, right? Yes, she's doing her "I'm right" dance ... and then ducking for cover. It's going to take every Grimlock to fight this enemy, and even then, Aisling will be isolated in the end. The question is: Can she win the day or is she destined to join the creatures stalking her?

Grim Expectations

Aisling Grimlock

Author: Amanda M. Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537444031

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Page: 360

View: 6017

Aisling Grimlock is living a charmed life ... kind of. Things are going well for Michigan's favorite grim reaper, though. She's moving in with her boyfriend Griffin Taylor, her best friend Jerry is doing his best not to melt down and her back-from-the-dead mother doesn't appear to be munching on the unsuspecting populace. Er, well, maybe. All of that changes when another reaping family goes missing and Aisling and her merry band of family and friends are tossed into the middle of a mystery that will have long-lasting repercussions. When one member of the reaping family shows up hurt and needing help, Aisling makes it her mission to discover what happened to the girl's family even as she tries to keep the people she loves most safe. In the end, Aisling will uncover a dark secret ... and it may lead back to her own family thanks to her mother's unwholesome escapades. Will Aisling survive to protect those she loves most? Or will she fall prey to an enemy she never saw coming?

Grim Offerings

Author: Amanda Lee

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507781487

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Page: 380

View: 3547

Grim and bear it. Being a grim reaper isn't easy, but answering to family is even worse. Between argumentative souls, overbearing older brothers and everyday nonsense, Aisling Grimlock has her hands full. When a run-of-the-mill job goes awry, Aisling finds herself in a mess. The soul she was supposed to collect is still amongst the living, and the man who wanted to kill him is dead instead. Detective Griffin Taylor is returning from an undercover assignment, and the first thing he wants to do is reconnect with Aisling. Her brother Aidan is giving him fits, though, and the rest of the family isn't making things much easier. When wraiths start showing up again, and a member of the Grimlock family is seriously hurt, it's all hands on deck for the final showdown. Unfortunately for the Grimlocks, they can never do anything the normal way. Aisling is chafing under worry and pressure, and her family is circling the wagons. It's going to take everyone working together to survive - and when the final fight is finally waged, a huge secret is revealed that will change the Grimlocks' world forever.

Freaky Games

Author: Amanda M. Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548149352

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Page: 272

View: 2542

Look out Sin City, here comes the Mystic Caravan Circus. The city that never sleeps has something lurking in the darkness and Poet Parker can't decide if it's friend or foe. The rich history of the area comes into play when research uncovers a mine disaster more than a hundred years in the past ... and a tragic outcome that still haunts the locale to this day. Between dust storms bringing forth a creature with glowing red eyes, screams in the desert and Poet's increasing conviction that they're not alone, the team has their hands full. That's on top of the fact that Max decides now is the time to make his move and get to know his son - who also happens to be Poet's boyfriend - in a new light and the unwelcome realization that Luke has seemingly become obsessed with gambling. Poet's attention is split in numerous directions, although Luke's quagmire is closest to her heart. She wants to help her best friend, even as he spirals out of control. He's not the same best friend she's spent the past few years loving, but she's determined to get him back ... even if it means facing off with some of Las Vegas' most perilous residents. The mystical world of the circus is due to collide with the dangerous underbelly of the gambling world and the two sides might not be as far apart as they initially assume. When the dust storm settles - and the final battle is upon them - more than one person will be in danger ... and Poet will have to make a hard choice to protect those she loves while sacrificing someone else to the unending darkness. It's the ultimate game, but money isn't the only thing at risk.

It's Great to Create

101 Fun Creative Exercises for Everyone

Author: Jon Burgerman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452155542

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 7997

Draw, doodle, make, and have fun! There are no mistakes in this wild and wonderful world from doodle artist and illustrator Jon Burgerman. Packed with prompts for 101 unexpected art projects, It's Great to Create offers artists of all ages loads of fun ways to get inspired and kick-start the creative process. From drawing with your eyes closed or doodling on your clothes to putting faces on your condiments or finding colors that rhyme, every page offers a new opportunity to embrace creativity and make something awesome. This unique ebook invites readers to lower their artistic inhibitions and offers a glimpse into the mind of a truly original artist.

Grim Tidings

Author: Amanda M. Lee,Norman Dixon, Jr.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500710286

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 9370

Grim(ace) while you work ... Aisling Grimlock is having a bad week. Well, actually, she's having a bad life -- not that she's complaining. Okay, she's totally complaining. After being laid off from her secretarial position, she has no choice but to join the family business, and now she's a full-time grim reaper. That's right. She collects and transfers souls to the hereafter. Cool, huh? Not quite. On the second day of her new job, Aisling (literally!) stumbles over a dead body that's not on her list and the stakes are suddenly raised because, when a name isn't on the list, that means someone stole it (and that's never a good thing). Aisling's family, which consists of a tempestuous father and four overbearing older brothers, are hot on the case - but the answers they're coming up with aren't exactly soothing. It seems a contingent of wraiths have descended on the area, and they're not just dangerous for unsuspecting souls and the general populace. The Grimlock family is at risk, too. If that weren't bad enough, Aisling finds herself inexplicably drawn to Detective Griffin Taylor - the police officer who considers her a murder suspect. Oh, and she's a wraith-magnet -- although, truth be told, she's more interested in Detective Taylor. Aisling is determined to prove that she has what it takes to be a great reaper - even if it means risking her life and proving her father and brothers wrong when it comes to her competence level. When things finally become clear, will Aisling survive long enough to make things right? Or, will she fall prey to the wraiths and the individual controlling them?

Grim Holiday

Author: Amanda M Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542683401

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Page: N.A

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Christmas is supposed to be a happy time but Aisling Grimlock is feeling anything but festive. For her, the world seems to be shrinking and good cheer is hard to find. Her live-in boyfriend Griffin Taylor is in a good mood. His shopping is done, he's happy with their new living arrangements and his mother is coming to visit. This will be the first time she meets the Grimlock family ... and Aisling has her doubts about how smooth the meeting will go. Aisling's worry about meeting Griffin's mother takes a backseat when a new enemy appears, this one haunting Aisling in mirrors and turning up at the exact wrong time. The creature seems fascinated with Aisling - following her from one mirror to the next - and threatening her very survival. The Grimlocks are going to have to join together when one of their own goes down, banding together as a united front to make sure the thing they love most - their family - isn't torn apart. Christmas is coming ... and so is trouble. Survival isn't a given this year, but the Grimlocks won't give up without a fight.

Grim Reunion

Author: Amanda M. Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523879250

Category:

Page: 346

View: 5081

Aisling Grimlock has a lot going on. Her boyfriend is keeping a secret ... with her brother. She's finally on her own collecting souls for the family reaping business. Oh, and her mother is back from the dead and may be eating people to keep herself alive. When trouble comes knocking and someone Aisling adores is left injured in the crossfire, she's out for blood and vengeance. Her brothers want to believe their mother is telling the truth - and part of Aisling does, too - but protecting those she loves is more important than buried memories. Griffin vows to stand by Aisling, but he's out of his element and worried the weight of the world may drag her down. He worries he doesn't have the strength to stop it. Aisling wants the truth, and she's willing to fight to get it. Sometimes a good lie is better than a bad truth, though, and Aisling might not like what she finds at the end of memory lane. The final fight is between good and evil, but who will end up on what side?

Shifty Magic

Author: Judy Teel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781489553324

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 7882

A tough teenaged girl hunts a serial killer in a paranormal dystopian world. Abandoned at birth, Addison Kittner's been on her own since she was a kid--ever since the paranormal terrorists attacked cities around the world. Battling creatures that go bump in the night nearly destroyed human society. Good thing not all paranormals were evil and the terrorists were eventually stopped. Bad thing? Nothing would ever be the same again. Now Addison makes her living as a private investigator and bounty hunter. One night she comes across a girl about to be killed by three rogue vampires. Addison kicks some vamp butt and saves the girl, even when one of the vamps escapes. Just her luck, he turns up dead the next morning, inspiring the vampire leaders to put pressure on her to solve the case or take the rap. As if that wasn't bad enough, her ex-lover, werewolf FBI agent, Cooper Daine, approaches her and gives her an offer she can't refuse...a paycheck. Mixing business with lust is never a good idea, but neither is starving, so she accepts. But as the body count builds, Addison finds herself embroiled in an ever deepening and dangerous mystery. One that leads her to something frighteningly personal. Her unknown heritage.

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper

Author: J. L. Bryan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500977009

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 1063

Ellie Jordan's job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America. When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they've recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she'd ever expected, rooted in the house's long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients' ten-year-old daughter. Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child.

Rising Covenant

Author: Amanda Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781511710565

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Page: 292

View: 4131

Zoe Lake and Aric Winters thought they were living happily ever after. They were wrong. Five years after surviving Covenant College's final showdown, they find themselves at a crossroads. They're living together. They're happy. There is no future set in stone, though. When Zoe's former roommate Paris shows up out of the blue, Zoe couldn't be happier. She needs a sounding board, and Paris was the best one she ever had. Things don't go as planned, and when Zoe's parents go missing, Paris' ties to evil run deep. Aric will always stand by Zoe, and he has a certain proposal in mind. He can't ensure forever until they handle today - and to do that, Zoe, Aric and Paris have to embark on a rescue mission. Zoe thought her days as a coveted mage were over. To save the day, though, she has to embrace the magic she's been trying to suppress. Everyone wants a piece of Zoe - including the only man she's ever loved. A new fight is upon her, and if she wants to be declared the winner, Zoe has to acknowledge that she can't forget the past if she wants to embrace the future. Zoe knows things are going to come to a bloody end. She just doesn't know whose blood will ultimately be spilled.

Awakening

Covenant College Book One

Author: Amanda M. Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482562613

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 3486

College was supposed to be all about booze and boys. For Zoe Lake, though, it's all about monsters and mayhem.An incoming freshman at Covenant College, Zoe is excited to meet her roommates and attend her classes. There's only one problem: Covenant College isn't all it's purported to be.First off, there are attractive -- yet mysterious -- men skulking around every corner. Then there's that persistent professor that thinks he knows some secret about her past that even she isn't aware exists.Then there are the rumors. You know the ones. The ones that say Covenant College is home to more than just humans -- but vampires and werewolves, too.Not only is Zoe going to find herself in the middle of madness -- but she's going to have to try and pass finals while she endeavors to solve the mystery of what a monster really is.

Magick & Mayhem

Author: Sharon Pape

Publisher: Lyrical Underground

ISBN: 1516100557

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2532

What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks? Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has learned to embrace her unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes to finalize the estate at the local attorney’s office—and stumbles over the body of her best friend Elise’s husband . . . As a brash detective casts the blame on Elise, Kailyn summons her deepest powers to find answers and start an investigation of her own. What with running a business, perfecting ancient spells, and keeping up with an uninvited guest of fabled origins, Kailyn has her hands full. But with the help of her uncanny black cat Sashkatu and her muumuu-clad Aunt Tilly, she’s closing in on a killer—who will do anything to make sure she never tests her supernatural skills again! “Magic, Merlin, and murder are a great mix for this fun debut cozy.” —Lynn Cahoon, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author “Spellbinding, with magical prose, a wizardly plot, and a charming sleuth.” —Janet Bolin, Agatha-nominated author of the national bestselling Threadville Mysteries “Pape has a sure‑handed balance of humor and action.” —Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author “A charming, must-read mystery with enchanting characters. A fun and entertaining page turner.”—Rose Pressey, USA Today bestselling author

Freaky Days

Author: Amanda M. Lee

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511710206

Category:

Page: 374

View: 8204

The show must go on ... even when monsters are afoot. Poet Parker is Romani by birth and a fortune teller by choice. As a member of Mystic Caravan Circus, she's spent the past ten years using her psychic talents to tell people what their future holds by day and hunting paranormal monsters by night. You see, Mystic Caravan is more than just a circus - it's also a force of good in a world that needs help fighting evil. Poet is set in her ways - and happy with her life - until Kade Denton shows up and upends the entire operation. He's loud and proud - and Poet doesn't like anyone telling her what to do. As the new head of security, Kade thinks his only job is going to be tackling drunken revelers when they get out of hand. He's in for a rude - and bloody - awakening. When monsters strike and the truth comes out, Kade finds he has to learn on the job with Poet as his somewhat reluctant instructor. Sparks are flying - both real and figurative - and when a truly terrible beast targets the circus for extermination it's all magical hands on deck for the final showdown. Some things are born evil, but the people in Mystic Caravan were born to fight it. Prepare to be amazed.

Hell's Chapel

Author: Celia Kyle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781512110418

Category:

Page: 394

View: 8565

She's Caith Morningstar: bar owner, leather wearer, shoe worshipper, werewolf, Orlando's resident ass kicker and... Satan's niece. In the tween-between On High and Hell-Caith has three rules: order, secrecy, and if you can't manage that at least have a little discretion. Wait, make that four: no one screws with Caith or her stuff. Orlando-land of that famous mouse-is her home and people are either gonna get in line or get the fuc- heck out. Except someone didn't get that memo. Or, they have a death wish. Either way, she's gonna bust out her bat and smash some heads. She's got zombies demolishing her home, vamps chasing her, and on top of the normal violence in her life, she's quickly falling for an angel. Satan's niece and a goody-two-shoes angel! And don't even get her started on corralling her five fathers while trying to keep them from interfering with her life. Caith can handle the blood, gore, and frustration, but can she deal with the pain of loving the angel Samkiel? Probably not, but she's gonna try anyway.

Psychic Undercover (with the Undead)

Author: Amie Gibbons

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542774444

Category:

Page: 260

View: 2989

Vampires aren't the only things that go bump in the night... Singers are a dime a dozen in Nashville, so despite her mama's urging, psychic Ariana Ryder's working her way towards a career in law enforcement at the FBI, one tray of fetched coffee at a time, instead. She's got an extremely handsome boss, a dancing partner among the lab techs, and a solid year as the team rookie under her belt... Right until the director gives her a big break, working undercover as a singer at a club to investigate why it's being targeted by a serial killer. This might have worked better if the club didn't happen to be a vampire nest. Now, with the vampires' investigator, Quil, on her case, the sparks are flying and the jurisdictional battle isn't the only thing heating up as they race to solve the case before the killer strikes again!

Unsympathetic Magic

Author: Laura Resnick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189169

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9109

"...gripping and enticing..." —Crash and Burn Reviews Acting jobs don't grow on fire escapes, so struggling actress Esther Diamond is outraged when her guest role as a hooker on controversial TV drama The Dirty Thirty is jeopardized by zombies, angry spirits, and a voodoo curse. Meanwhile, the talented teens Esther is coaching at a Harlem cultural center are also being attacked by the sinister supernatural power that's spreading through Manhattan. Since the show must go on, Esther boldly helps her friend, the 350-year-old sorcerer Dr. Maximillian Zadok, combat the Evil forces at work—all while attempting to salvage her love life with her would-be lover, Detective Connor Lopez. But will Esther's courage backfire and end up leading her to become a human sacrifice on the altar of the sinister supernatural powers that are taking over New York City? Unsympathetic Magic is the exciting third installment of the Esther Diamond series.

A Witch's Path

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781453674307

Category:

Page: 260

View: 9402

After a near death experience, Michelle has vowed to do her job, magical assistance for the police, and leave the heroics to someone else. Besides, life should be settling down for her since the trolls have been captured and the sorceress was neutralized. Unfortunately, the power behind the sorceress wants her dead, Elron starts acting funny, a magical creature wreaks havoc on a town, and there's trouble with the werewolves. As if that wasn't enough, the clans have started to notice her power and she has more reasons than ever to fear the clans. Things go from bad to worse when Michelle's best friend is abducted, and she must decide between her friend and her vow to stay out of dangerous situations.

Make a Witch

Author: Amanda M. Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545423639

Category:

Page: 194

View: 976

Bay Winchester and Landon Michaels are looking forward to a quiet holiday. It seems someone else has other ideas. Hemlock Cove is buzzing with activity - and very little of it has to do with Thanksgiving. The town is christening a new wishing well - dedicated by Mrs. Little herself - and Landon and Bay are eager to attend the unveiling. In truth, Landon is in it for the doughnuts and hot chocolate, but Bay is dedicated to covering the event in the best possible way. In quick succession, weird things start happening around Hemlock Cove (yes, even weirder than normal). The town tutor is walking around with his own personal harem, there're rumors that a woman is holding a Star Trek actor in her home a few blocks away and Mrs. Little is now the most popular woman in town. That's on top of the fact that Bay is convinced she saw a human being flying over Aunt Tillie's pot field and a pair of elderly Overlook guests can't stop mauling each other in public places. Bay figures out what's going on ... and it all comes back to that wishing well. It seems Aunt Tillie wanted to teach Mrs. Little a lesson and it backfired (of course). It's up to Bay, Landon and the rest of the Winchester family to stop the mayhem before it spreads, and to track down everyone who made a wish and force them to reverse it. It's all hands on deck for another crazy adventure. And, along the way, they might just learn something about themselves ... that is if they survive the madcap wishes and Mrs. Little's wrath, of course.

Haunted Covenant

Dying Covenant Trilogy Book One

Author: Amanda M Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540526434

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Page: N.A

View: 3125

Being a parent isn't easy. Zoe Lake-Winters knew that before she took on the job, but twelve years after giving birth - a legendary event that she's still talking about (with only minimal complaint ... most of the time) - she's still getting used to not being the most immature person in the room. Sami Winters is every mother's dream - if every mother's dream includes an eye-rolling snark factory who is desperate to fit into a snotty tween world, that is. Still, Zoe and her husband Aric do their best in a difficult world. Of course, being the most powerful mage in the Midwest only adds to the problems, and when someone starts hijacking Sami's dreams on the eve of her birthday, Zoe finds herself in the middle of a paranormal mess. Shades haunt the woods surrounding the Winters house, and they share a goal: Getting Sami past her parents' impressive defenses and luring a defenseless child into the wilderness so they can harness her burgeoning powers. Zoe will do anything to protect her only child, but when the face of evil finally reveals itself, she finds the dangers of the past threatening her happy future. Can Zoe and Aric keep their only child safe? And, more importantly, as Sami comes of age, will she prove to be stronger than either of her parents ever envisioned? Only time will tell, and the day of reckoning is finally here.