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The monster knelt in the mud, his balled fists punching at the ground, his head bowed. He started to get up and Arkeley shot him again. He'd had thirteen bullets to start with, how many did he have left? Twenty years ago, Jameson Arkeley thought he had put the final nail in the coffin of the last of the undead. He destroyed the last band of savage vampires, barely escaping alive, and imprisoned their savage leader, Justinia Malvern. Or so he thought. Signs begin to emerge that he has not seen the last of this vampire race and that Malvern, despite having been held under lock and key for two decades, has been busy hatching a comeback. State Trooper Laura Caxton makes some disturbing discoveries while investigating a seemingly routine homicide and is drawn into the case against her wishes. Working in tandem, Arkeley and Caxton come upon a human massacre and determine that three other vicious vampires are on the loose. Their sole purpose? To release Malvern from her prison and promulgate their terrifying race. Though Caxton resigns out of fear, she returns to the case when she learns that Arkeley has been kidnapped, his body to be used to replenish Malvern's formidable powers. She prepares for a final showdown, knowing that she is the only person who stands between salvation and unbridled horror and devastation, the likes of which have never been seen. Alluring and hypnotic, 13 Bullets is a thrilling chase through a fear-inducing landscape, seen through the eyes of fearless yet flawed heroes. It is sure to give an adrenaline boost to a genre that's already tremendously popular worldwide. 'Lace collars and kerchiefs are nowhere to be found in this breakneck, blood-spattered, totally original vampire novel. Breathless, exciting and totally kick ass.' - B. H. Fingerman, author of Bottomfeeder.
[from the back cover] "Don't expect a dozen roses this Valentine's Day--just fourteen tales of crime and horror that will make February 14 memorable for lovers ... of chills and thrills. So beware of the deadly admirer who knows that sweets are the way to a lover's heart in "Fine Chocolates': Read at your own risk the bloodcurdling tale of the mad professor who asks the devil to play cupid in "Colt .24:" Discover the bizarre passion that drives a retired detective to solve a horrifying crime in "From Parts Unknown" ... and watch out for a date with a modern-day Dracula who's some kisser in "Valentine from a Vampire': Dip into these deliciously scary Valentine treats... and find out why love is simply a scream!" There is an introduction and fact-filled mini history of Valentines day by Isaac Asimov.
It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them. In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.
After killing her former mentor-turned-vampire, Caxton had been nearly left for dead. Taken to prison for assaulting a convict, she now faces her most harrowing hours yet after the oldest living vampire infiltrates the prison--and it's Caxton's blood she wants.
Raising the stakes in an already perilous situation, the elite members of a clandestine government sect have taken it upon themselves to become the arbiters of pain and violence against one of the most terrifying forces humanity has ever encountered. But there will be a heavy -- and horrifying -- final price to pay for both sides of an inhuman struggle that now threatens to spill over into an unsuspecting world....
Marty Volk has a guardian angel. For the past five years, since he was twelve years old, it has saved Marty whenever he's been in danger. And from a single darkened glimpse one night on the streets of London, he thinks it's his long-lost sister Rose--ten years older than him, beautiful, intelligent . . . and deceased. For Rose has become a creature of legend that thrives, along with her undead companions, in the shadows of the human world . . . one who tenaciously holds on to her new existence, and who will do anything to survive. . . .
In the sleepy and secluded town of Barrow, Alaska -- the northernmost settlement in North America -- its citizens are preparing for the annual coming of the Dark, when the sun will set for more than thirty consecutive days and nights. But this year, the Dark will bring something else. From across the frozen wasteland, a horrifying evil descends upon Barrow, mercilessly besieging its residents with unrelenting terror and swift death. And as the darkness continues and the thirty days of night seemingly have no end in sight, Barrow's only remaining hope lies with Sheriff Eben Oleson and Deputy Stella Oleson, a husband and wife who are torn between saving the town they love and their own survival...
There is a history of murder in the house next door to Keith and Jennifer. After Keith finds an unusual coin in the house, he gives it to his friend David. Then David starts having horrific nightmares. Will the house's history repete itself?
Laura Caxton vowed never to face them again. The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh. But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognisable, comes to her with an unfathomable, unholy discovery, her resolve crumbles. Arkeley leads Caxton to a tomb in Gettysburg recently excavated by a local archaeology professor. While the town, with its legendary role in the Civil War's worst battle, is no stranger to cemeteries, this one is remarkably, eerily different. In it lie 100 coffins - 99 of them occupied by vampires, who, luckily, are missing their hearts. But one of the coffins is empty and smashed to pieces. Who is the missing vampire? Does he have access to the 99 hearts that, if placed back in the bodies of their owners, could reanimate an entire bloodthirsty army? How did the vampires end up there, undisturbed and undiscovered for 150 years? The answer lies in Civil War documents that contain sinister secrets about the newly found coffins - secrets that Laura Caxton is about to uncover as she is thrown into a deadly, gruesome mission of saving an entire town from a mass invasion of the undead . . .
The world's bestselling master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook skillfully combines human drama and high-tech thrills with the latest breakthroughs and controversies of modern medicine. Now, in his most daring novel yet, a mysterious transmission from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean leads a crew of oceanographers and divers to a phenomenon beyond scientific understanding - a discovery that will change everything we know about life on Earth...
In this follow-up to "Servant: The Awakening," Gabrielle Cody has accepted her destiny as God's warrior, but she is not prepared to see Detective Luther Cross again.
Years after she loses her eyesight in a car accident, Jessie moves with her husband Lee to the peaceful village of Gardner Town, where Jessie's blindness only heightens her awareness of strange and terrible goings on.
When Alice's friend Serena goes away she stays in her house, with its sunken bathtub and big-screen TV. Best of all is the outdoor swimming pool. But one night a stranger walks out of the woods and jumps naked into the pool. Alice hopes he won't be coming to get her, like so many have done before.
Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas . . . Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire-the very creature he spent his life hunting-they are left reeling. Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help . . . Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her. A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They've overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?
Short stories of terror and horror set in Ireland. Includes: "Aisling," "Deathstone," "My Lady of Hy-Brasil," "The Samhain Feis" and seven more.
The Alchemist's Cat -- The year is 1664 when young Will Godwin comes to London. In order to survive, he becomes an assistant to a wicked alchemist, Elias Theophratus Spittle. Prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy.
17 short stories by a variety of authors, the novelette It by Theodore Sturgeon, and the novel Out of the Deeps by John Wyndham.
Novelization of the sci-fi-horror film of the same name. A spaceship crew is awakened from deep sleep to investigate a distress signal. What they discover is a horror which threatens all onboard.
Movie novelization. Ripley awakens to find herself on a remote prison planet. An alien is loose, picking off the prison population. She also begins to suspect a terrible truth about herself.
Shelby thinks her teacher, Mrs. Rodriguez, is a robot. After spying she finds out that she is an android attacking from the planet 430-X. Together, with her friend Joey, an android made by the Realoeans, try to stop the Xer androids from 430-X.
From inside the book: Melanie almost stopped breathing as she realized something. She couldn't feel anyone beneath the costume. It was as if there wasn't anybody actually inside the costume! Which was crazy. Of course there was! The waving spaghetti-tentacles were still writhing away. Melanie wished the actor would turn them off, as they made her feel queasy just to look at them. Then she realized something: the tentacles were bunched up, and angled in her direction. As if they were eyes and were really watching her. Melanie wanted to yell, or throw up or something. Then Jeff was beside her again. "Jeff," she said, voice trembling, "didn't you notice? That wasn't a special-effects alien! There was no actor inside it at all!" He frowned at her. "What are you trying to say, Melanie?" "That wasn't fake blood. Or a fake alien." Melanie couldn't stop trembling. "It was exactly what it looked like. That alien was real!"
Novelization based on the movie of the same name. Ripley is rescued, but soon finds herself returning to the alien planet when contact is lost with the inhabiting colonists.
"I thought space aliens only had laser guns in the movies," Meghan said. Suddenly, we heard a crunching noise. Footsteps. The space alien! He was coming toward us!
Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and pranks gone awry.