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Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman lead readers down a twisted labyrinth of terror, horror, and suspense in Dark Screams: Volume Four, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the revered Cemetery Dance Publications. THE DEPARTED by Clive Barker On All Hallows' Eve, a dead and disembodied mother yearns to touch her young son one last time. But will making contact destroy them both? CREATURE FEATURE by Heather Graham What could be better publicity for a horror convention than an honest-to-goodness curse? It's only after lights out that the hype--and the Jack the Ripper mannequin--starts to feel a little too real. THE NEW WAR by Lisa Morton Mike Carson is a war hero and a decorated vet. He doesn't deserve to be trapped in a hospital with some black thing sitting on his chest as patients die all around him. His only hope is to take out the nurse--before it's his turn. SAMMY COMES HOME by Ray Garton It's what every family prays for: a lost pet returning home. But when Sammy, the Hale family sheepdog, appears on their doorstep, he brings back something no parent would ever wish upon his or her child. THE BRASHER GIRL by Ed Gorman Cindy Marie Brasher is the prettiest girl in the Valley, and Spence just has to have her. Unfortunately, Cindy has a "friend" . . . a friend who tells her to do things . . . bad things.Praise for the Dark Screams series "A wicked treat [featuring] some of the genre's best . . . Dark Screams: Volume One is a strong start to what looks to be an outstanding series."--Hellnotes "The editors have set themselves a high bar to meet in future volumes. . . . It's going to be a solid series."--Adventures Fantastic "Dark Screams: Volume Two [is] a worthwhile read and a great entry to this series. If this upward trend in quality continues, we are sure to see amazing things in the volumes to come."--LitReactor "Five fun-to-read stories by top-notch horror scribes. How can you lose? The answer: you can't."--Atomic Fangirl
In the aftermath of the Civil War, when raids on rebel plantations threaten her family property, Christa Cameron coaxes a young Union officer into marriage, secretly vowing to keep her purity intact.
In the sequel to One Wore Blue, the other Cameron brother, Daniel, is bewitched by Callie Michaelson, a wild beauty who hates the South but who could make him forget the horrors of the war.
Christmas has never brought out the best in the MacDougal family. Still, year after year, they gather together in the Blue Ridge Mountains to try to make the season merry and bright. But this year is an especially strained one, with Shayne's impending divorce, Morwenna's slavish devotion to work and Bobby's reluctance to face what life has to offer. They've never felt less like a family.Then, in the midst of a snowy sibling shouting match, a mysterious stranger appears. He could be a criminal, a madman-or something far more unexpected. Despite their fears and the growing danger in the dark woods around them, the MacDougals take a leap of faith. But when another stranger arrives on the mountainside, they don't know which of them to believe. One of these men can't be trusted. And one is about to bring Christmas into their hearts.
For six suffering strangers, an astonishing change of fate is just around the cornerThirty-something Cathy and Don Angel seem to have it all. But tragedy strikes when, driving from New York to New England on Christmas Eve, they are involved in a catastrophic accident--with no survivors. Halfway to heaven, they are visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells them both that they must perform three miracles by midnight to complete their journey. To do so, Cathy and Don must get inextricably involved with the lives of several desperate strangers, all afflicted with unique miseries, and all in need of divine intervention. On this dark and silent night, these six individuals will discover that as long as miracles can happen, hope will never die. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Can a land of exotic enchantment melt the enmity between Alex and Dan before it's too late?Days before starting a history-making excavation in a remote sector of the Valley of the Kings, Dr. Alexandria Randall's father, a fellow Egyptologist, goes missing. Alex will stop at nothing to find her father--a gargantuan task in an ancient land where she doesn't make the rules--even if she's also a target. Alex must swallow her pride and ask for protection from an arrogant journalist named Dan. To find her father, Alex must play Dan's wife--a ruse that both find insufferable. But with her father's life hanging in the balance, Alex is determined to make their mock marriage work. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
"An incredible storyteller." --Los Angeles Daily NewsThere Is No EscapingDespite a floundering marriage, Megan O'Casey and her husband Finn still make good music together. Which is why they head to Salem, Massachusetts, Megan's hometown--booked to perform a weeklong series of concerts culminating on Halloween. But as soon as they arrive, Finn seems different--sensual beyond belief one moment; cold and ruthless the next. The locals--even Megan's relatives--regard him strangely, with a distrust bordering on hatred. The Nightmare WithinSomething powerful is arising, a malevolence that may have already claimed Finn for its own. As the full moon approaches, Megan senses that she, too, is in mortal danger. But there are forces watching from beyond the pale of life and death. Whose side they're on is the least of Megan's worries. What they could reveal about her is what she's running from. . . "Heartily entertaining. . .sensational finish." --Publishers Weekly on Realm of Shadows
www.eHeatherGraham.comSleepy Hollow isn't so sleepy anymore... One night, New York FBI agent Aiden Mahoney receives a visitor in a dream-an old friend named Richard Highsmith. The very next day he's sent to Sleepy Hollow because Richard's gone missing there. Maureen-Mo-Deauville now lives in the historic town and works with her dog, Rollo, to search for missing people. She's actually the one to find Richard...or more precisely his head, stuck on a statue of the legendary Headless Horseman. Mo and Aiden, a new member of the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's unit of paranormal investigators, explore both past and present events to figure out who betrayed Richard, who killed him and now wants to kill them, too. As they work together, they discover that they share an unusual trait-the ability to communicate with the dead. They also share an attraction that's as intense as it is unexpected...if they live long enough to enjoy it!
Two almost-exes battle sharks, saboteurs, and treacherous desire when they become caught up in a dangerous search for a legendary shipwreck Salvage diver Roc Trellyn has just hauled up the biggest catch of his career. But the creature in his net isn't a prize fish--or a mermaid. It's Melinda Davenport, his ex-wife. Except they're still married--just a little glitch they both seem to have overlooked. What is she doing on the high seas? Has she come to spy and make sure she gets her cut of the bounty? It's been three years since Melinda last laid eyes on Roc. She thought they were divorced. Her mistake. A bigger blunder would be to let the gorgeous hunk seduce her again. After Roc walked out, she swore she'd hate him forever. Now she's his prisoner aboard the Crystal Lee, assailed by treacherous memories of sensual nights in his arms on the open seas. And now the hunt is on for a legendary Spanish ship that went down somewhere between the Florida Keys and the Bahamas . . . until passion reignites, giving Melinda and Roc a second shot at a love that just might be the true treasure. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
When a fortune-teller shows bridesmaid Lauren Crow an omen of her gruesome death, she and her friends laugh it off as cheesy theatrics--until women begin disappearing in the night. Even as the streets become more dangerous, Lauren finds herself lusting after a man who is himself dangerous--and quite possibly crazy. Mark Davidson prowls the city by night armed with crosses and holy water, in search of vampires, whose existence, he insists, is real. He is as irresistibly drawn to Lauren as she is to him, and not only because she's the image of his murdered fiancee. But Mark's frightening obsession with finding his lover's killer merely hides a bitter vendetta that cuts deeper than grief over a lost love. As Lauren wrestles with desire and disbelief, sinister shadows lengthen over New Orleans, threatening her friends and foretelling a battle that may spell the end of the city's uneasy truce between the living and the undead.
She's the vampire that could destroy a nation.At least, that's what Pinkerton detective Finn Dunne thinks of Tara Fox. Capturing her aboard a ship sneaking its way northward, he's convinced she's been sent to take out President Lincoln. While she's certainly the most attractive assassin he's ever faced, that won't keep him from his duty.Tara has always been caught between worlds. As a vampire born and raised in Key West, she has many friends among the humans. Many friends that are now fighting and dying in the raging Civil War.When her strange dreams began, she thought of them as abstract visions. But she now knows that she must travel to Washington, D.C., and protect the president at all costs. Finn still won't trust her, despite what he's seen. And if Tara has to go through him-or bring reinforcements-to save Lincoln, she will do whatever it takes, even if it costs her her heart.
Trapped on the high seas by the pirate known as Dragonslayer, Lady Rose confronts her passionate past The daughter of a wealthy Virginia planter, Lady Rose Woodbine curses fate for leading her to the court of the British King Charles--and into an unwanted marriage with the handsome and dangerous Lord Pierce DeForte. His desire for Rose blinded Pierce to the dangerous machinations of his enemies. Banished from England, he lives the life of a pirate--seeking vengeance on those who betrayed him, including the woman he once called his wife. Pierce, now feared as the notorious pirate Dragonslayer, captures a ship carrying Rose. Once his bride, now his prisoner, she's determined to escape from him once and for all. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
When sheltered southern belle Teela Warren gets a taste of the lush, exotic Florida Territory, her senses are dazzled. When she glimpses halfbreed James McKenzie, the most attractive man she's ever seen, her heart is in danger. His forbidden passion ignites her soul, but the ravaging violence of the Indian Wars sweeps between them, powerful and destructive of everything in its path but the truest, most transcendent love....
A battle of wills is ignited when a Viking's daughter is forced to marry a Scottish warrior knight During a bloody borderland skirmish, thirteen-year-old Waryk de Graham wields his slain father's sword and vanquishes the Norman enemy. Ten years later, with King Henry I dead and the English succession in chaos, Waryk, the newly knighted Laird Lion, is once again fighting for his Scottish homeland--this time against Normans and Vikings alike. But it is for the heart of one extraordinary woman that the great warrior will wage his fiercest battle. The daughter of a Gaelic noblewoman and a Viking warlord, proud, independent Lady Mellyora MacAdin of Blue Isle is a formidable swordswoman who yields to no man. When Scotland's King David decrees that she marry the war-scarred knight Waryk in order to keep the Viking island secure for his kingdom, she defiantly rebels.Come the Morning is the first novel in Heather Graham's medieval Scottish series that introduces the Graham clan, Gaelic-speaking Lowlanders who fight with their Highland brethren for the country they love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Revenge turns into unbridled passion when a Scottish nobleman steals his enemy's intended bride With hatred in his heart, Sir Arryn Graham rides out to Seacairn Castle to avenge the murder of his wife and unborn child. But first, he will claim the woman betrothed to Lord Kinsey Darrow for himself. Then he'll ruin her. And he won't rest until everything and everyone that belongs to the English nobleman is destroyed. But Lady Kyra of Seacairn is not what he expects. The beautiful, strong-willed daughter of a Scotswoman, Kyra is now an English subject, promised in marriage by the ruthlessly plundering King Edward. She will not be a pawn--not Darrow's and not this vengeful Scottish knight's. But when a carefully orchestrated seduction ignites irresistible passion, Kyra is swept into the heat of battle, risking the gallows for a breathtaking love.Conquer the Night is the second novel in Heather Graham's medieval Scottish series that features the Graham clan, Gaelic-speaking Lowlanders who fight with their Highland brethren for the country they love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
A haunted house in Key West Hannah O'Brien, who grew up in the house and now runs it as a B and B, has always had a special ability to see a pair of resident ghosts. But when a man is murdered in the alley behind her place, she's dismayed when his spirit appears, too, asking for help. FBI agent Dallas Samson has a passionate interest in the murder, since the victim's a colleague whose death is connected to the smuggling ring known as Los Lobos-the wolves. Now Dallas is even more committed to chasing them down.... Unaware that Dallas has certain abilities of his own, Hannah calls her cousin Kelsey O'Brien, a member of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, an elite unit of paranormal investigators. The present-day case is linked to a historical mystery involving salvagers, a curse and a sunken ship. Danger and desire bring Hannah and Dallas together, but to survive, they have to solve the mysteries of the past-and stay alive long enough to solve the crimes of the present!
In Robin Hood's forest, the bandit's silver sword belongs to Lady Greensleeves Countess Katherine de Montrain is not your typical lady. Hunting alongside her father since she was a child, she is quick with a bow and sword and knows the forest well--but hides this expertise from everyone around her. Years later, Kat finds herself a prized maiden in the court of Richard the Lionheart. As she resists the unwelcome advances of the crusader Damian Mountjoy, she relishes her secret life as a bandit who fights in the company of Robin Hood. There she is known as Lady Greensleeves: a crack shot, keen tracker, and champion of the oppressed. But passion is about to grip her heart, and love is never simple in the forest, where deception is the only way to survive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Hearts collide when the daughter of a former football pro must interview her greatest rival Aspiring journalist Katie Hudson, daughter of the late Hall of Famer Dante Hudson, knows everything there is to know about football. Her editor is convinced that Katie can work her family connections to get an in-depth interview with Kent Hart, the elusive superstar receiver of the Sarasota Saxons, a team on the verge of going to the Super Bowl. Though Kent has always idolized Katie's father--a man he considers to be his mentor--she has harbored resentment toward Kent for years. Swallowing her pride isn't easy when the ghost of the man they both loved stands between them. Katie is dogged, but what will happen when she discovers a new side to the man she thought she knew? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
"An incredible storyteller." --Los Angeles Daily NewsBuried No More. . .An Italian getaway was just the cure Stephanie Cahill needed to recover from a painful past. But the picture perfect Bella Vista has been hiding dark secrets of its own. Thought to be eternally damned, a long-dormant vampire has been unleashed by an archeological dig--not the kind of research Grant Peterson signed on for. And it seems he's not the only one attracted to Stephanie's dark charms. As the ancient seaside village plunges into terror, the rising body count feels like it's closing in on them, twisting what should have been a dream destination into something deadly and forever. . ."Heartily entertaining. . .sensational finish." --Publishers Weekly on Realm of Shadows
New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham choreographs a sexy thriller of passion and murder. . . Accomplished dancer Lara Trudeau drops dead of a heart attack brought on by a lethal combination of booze and pills. To former private investigator Quinn O'Casey, it's a simple case of death by misadventure. But when his brother Doug, a Miami-Dade patrolman, asks for help, he can't refuse. Especially when he learns that Lara and Doug--a student at the Moonlight Sonata dance studio where Lara occasionally taught--were having an affair. And despite Quinn's lack of interest in the case and even less in dancing, experience has taught him not to count on the obvious when it comes to murder. Going undercover as a dance student, Quinn meets studio manager Shannon Mackay, a beautiful, graceful woman who has left world-class competition to teach. He also uncovers some disturbing facts. Everyone there had a reason to hate Lara Trudeau, a woman as ruthless as she was talented. As a drama of broken hearts, shattered dreams and tangled motives unfolds, Quinn begins looking for a killer. In a city where pleasure drugs are a fast and dangerous high, Quinn is alarmed by the growing number of deaths due to overdoses, illegal substances and execution-style shootings connected to the Moonlight Sonata. Shannon, too, has begun to wonder if strange events surrounding the studio have a deeper source. She suspects she's being followed. Worse, she fears someone may be trying to kill her. Shannon is about to discover the risks she is willing to take to fight for what she wants--to dance, to compete again, to share her life with Quinn. Yet someone has another plan for her, a dangerous shadow figure made all the more deadly by wearing the face of a friend. But someone just hadn't counted on Quinn O'Casey--a man who doesn't give up and never backs down, especially when it comes to protecting the woman he loves.
Play a song for me... Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life-and death. He becomes convinced Arnie was murdered and that the instrument had something to do with whatever happened, and with whatever's happening all over the city... Tyler knows his theory sounds crazy to the police, so he approaches Danni Cafferty, hoping she and Michael Quinn will find out what the cops couldn't. Or wouldn't. After all, Cafferty and Quinn have become famous for solving unusual crimes. They're partners in their personal lives, too. Quinn's a private investigator and Danni works with him. When they look into the case, they discover a secret lover of Arnie's and a history of jealousies and old hatreds that leads them back to the band Arnie once played with-and Tyler plays with now. They discover that sometimes, for some people, the line between passion and obsession is hard to draw. Only in uncovering the truth can they hope to save others-and themselves-from the deadly hands of a killer.
A year ago, archaeologist Leslie MacIntyre barely survived an explosion that took the life of her fiance, Matt Connolly. Since then she's slowly come to terms with both her loss and an unsettling ability to communicate with ghosts, a "gift" received in the wake of her brush with death. Now she's returned to lower Manhattan, site of the explosion, to investigate a newly discovered burial ground. In this place restless spirits hold the secrets not only of past injustice but of a deadly conspiracy against the city's women--including Leslie herself. By night Matt visits her in dreams, warning her and offering clues to the truth. By day she finds herself helped by--and attracted to--his flesh-and-blood cousin Joe. Torn by her feelings for both men, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead, Leslie struggles against the encroaching danger. As she is drawn closer to the darkness, she must ultimately face the power of an evil mind, alone in a place where not even the men she loves can save her.
Caer is spending this Christmas among strangers. Brought to Newport, Rhode Island, from her native Ireland to nurse ailing millionaire Sean O'Riley, she's living a life few can imagine. But money can't hide the tension between O'Riley's trophy wife, his paranoid daughter, the eccentric aunt in the attic and the staff members who run the house. When O'Riley's business partner goes missing, family friend Zach Flynn arrives. Determined to help him solve the case, Caer becomes enmeshed in a mystery that weaves together the sins of the past with one family's destiny. . . and a spirit that watches the mansion, possessing a deadly gift.
When a young woman is found dead in a field, dressed up as a scarecrow with a slashed grin and a broken neck, the residents of Salem, Massachusetts, begin to fear that the infamous Harvest Man is more than just a rumor. But out-of-town cop Jeremy Flynn doesn't have time for ghost stories. He's in town on another investigation, looking for a friend's wife, who mysteriously vanished in a cemetery. Complicating his efforts is local occult expert Rowenna Cavanaugh, who launches her own investigation, convinced that a horror from the past has crept into the present and is seducing women to their deaths. Jeremy uses logic and solid police work. Rowenna depends on intuition. But they both have the same goal: to stop the abductions and locate the missing women before Rowenna herself falls prey to the Harvest Man's dark seduction.
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