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In Possession, the second installment in the Dark Rituals series, Colina must use her wits to escape from an insane asylum--and a serial killer. Seventeen-year-old Colina Campbell had no choice but to seek the ways of the death dealers. After surviving three terrifying rituals, she's embracing her new power--but it comes at a price. Now she must use her dark abilities to recover what she's lost. Colina's quest to restore her boyfriend Luke's spirit into a new body leads her to an insane asylum, where a brain-dead and wheelchair-bound patient named Dean becomes her target. She performs a possession spell, but it's botched: Luke inhabits Dean's body, but he's only in control during the witching hour. And when Dean wakes up after an accident one night, things get seriously complicated. Even worse? A serial killer has been murdering patients, and it looks like Colina's his next target. Now Colina must use her wits to root out the serial killer and escape the asylum unscathed with her loved ones in tow. Even if she makes it out alive, the nightmare's just beginning--who knows what's waiting for her in the darkness? Catrina Burgess' Dark Rituals series originally appeared on Wattpad with over three million reads. Possession is the second book of four and follows Awakening, which was named Wattpad's Best Suspense Story of 2014.Praise for Awakening, Book 1 in the Dark Rituals series: "A paranormal story unlike any other. If you are looking for an original plot look no further. ... I couldn't put it down! Every single time I thought I was getting to a lull where I might be able to stop reading, the hooks dug in deeper." --Goodreads reviewer "The plot twists and turns on this wild horror ride. ... A must read by an exceptional upcoming author." --Goodreads reviewer
In Awakening, the first installment in the Dark Rituals series, a former healer turns to the Death Arts to seek revenge. Seventeen-year-old Colina was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she becomes desperate to learn the dark magic of the death dealers, mages who draw their power from the spirits of the dead. Colina was taught to fear and hate death dealers, but becoming one of them is the only way for her to get the revenge she seeks--and the only way for her to survive. Colina asks a young death dealer named Luke to help her, but he's reluctant to train her in the Death Arts. Little does she know convincing him to teach her will be the easiest part of her journey. To become a death dealer, Colina will need to undergo three dark rituals, each more terrifying than the last. At the same time, she'll have to deal with her growing feelings for her mentor. Too bad the first ritual involves him strangling her to death. As Colina undergoes the trials, she discovers an untapped darkness within herself. If she survives the horrific rituals and gains dark power, what will she become? Catrina Burgess' Dark Rituals series originally appeared on Wattpad with over three million reads. Awakening is the first book of four and was named Wattpad's Best Suspense Story of 2014.Praise for Awakening, Book 1 in the Dark Rituals series: "Ladies and gents, prepare to meet the next title on your MUST READ list..." --Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers "A paranormal story unlike any other. If you are looking for an original plot look no further. ... I couldn't put it down! Every single time I thought I was getting to a lull where I might be able to stop reading, the hooks dug in deeper." --Goodreads reviewer "The plot twists and turns on this wild horror ride. ... A must read by an exceptional upcoming author." --Goodreads reviewer
Sadie Sugarspear and the Secret Dreams of the King, the Origin of Her Story, and the Beginning of Life: Novellas 24-26by Nicole Arlyn
As Sadie awaits her marriage to Joseph, she suddenly experiences a peace, calm, and beauty like she never has before. But in this same silence, Sadie is also reminded of the losses, struggles, and tears of her painful past.Finally at the ending of her difficult journey, Sadie must listen to and learn from the message in yesterday's cries as they grow louder and louder--but in order to do this she must dive back into it all, far enough back until she returns home.Readers can finally join Sadie as her epic journey concludes in this final installment of The Sugarspear Chronicles.This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie. This ebook contains the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, and twenty-sixth novellas in Nicole Arlyn's epic dark fantasy series, The Sugarspear Chronicles. Praise for the Sugarspear Chronicles:"This book is to the literary world now what Wes Anderson films are in a world full of Magic Mike movies. It will challenge you...But if you open your mind and stretch back to the bygone era of literary symbolism that was Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, you will appreciate the shining jewel that is this book." --A.D. Marrow, author of Chaos and Moonlight, Book One of the Order of the Nines series
Mother Nature is pissed. Few will survive. Jackie is loving her last year of summer camp, despite new-guy Xander, jerk extraordinaire. That is, until disaster strikes on the senior backpacking trip. At first, it seems like a nightmare, but Jackie quickly realizes that the huge fire and resulting carnage around her are as real as real gets. Miraculously (and infuriatingly, in Jackie's opinion), Xander survives the burning, too, but that's the least of her worries. Mother Nature has wiped out millions and burned cities to the ground, plants are growing at a crazy-rapid rate, and fairytale creatures are very real--and very dangerous. Jackie and Xander must learn to survive sans food, shelter, and soap, and battle their way across the wild American landscape in search of their families--all without killing each other. Along the way, the duo learns that maybe the other isn't so terrible after all, but going months with no toothpaste isn't exactly a recipe for romance. Will the journey be too much for their growing relationship? Will it even be worth it at all? Or will their homes and families be burned to a crisp?Praise for The New Wild: "New, creative, and intense, The New Wild is a riveting story of Mother Nature taking revenge. ... I found it engaging and magical to read." --The Not So Public Library
Safety is not meant for Sadie: After the Forgotten Waters wash her away, she finds her way to shore, travels through a burnt forest, and finds refuge in a small cabin. That is, she finds refuge until the angry Queen of Ashthoreth, determined to destroy Sadie, drags her down through the Valley of Mud. With unexpected help from a trusted friend, Sadie manages to escape, but soon finds herself in front of yet another enemy: Serpythia. In one final act of resistance, Stadie stabs the serpent. Before it perishes, though, it swallows her. She travels through Serpythia's belly and finds an entire world inside, containing all those who were swallowed over the years and were never able to leave. Is this Sadie's final journey? Is this where her road comes to an end? Or is there something more to discover, something hidden within the living walls that now contain her?This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie. This ebook contains the twenty-second and twenty-third novellas in Nicole Arlyn's epic dark fantasy series, The Sugarspear Chronicles.Praise for The Sugarspear Chronicles: "This book is to the literary world now what Wes Anderson films are in a world full of Magic Mike movies. It will challenge you...But if you open your mind and stretch back to the bygone era of literary symbolism that was Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, you will appreciate the shining jewel that is this book." --A.D. Marrow, author of Chaos and Moonlight, Book One of the Order of the Nines series
In Soul Conquered, the epic conclusion to the Of Demons and Angels series, the future of all souls rests in the hands of star-crossed lovers Grace and Josh. But what do you do when following your heart could lead to the apocalypse?Praise for Soul Crossed, Book One in the Of Demons and Angels series: "Who knew evil could be so dreamy? Josh is a devilishly good-looking demon who leads the reader right into lust and temptation. Although Josh is the demon, it is Camden, the Anti-Christ, who will really have readers shivering from his devilish, sinister ways. The Mortal Instruments meets Romeo and Juliet in this title that's jam-packed with love, chaos and heartbreak. Readers will have a hard time putting Soul Crossed down." -- Romantic Times"A wickedly romantic story that will have you cheering for Lisa Gail Green's addictive storytelling. Soul Crossed is devilishly delicious!" -- Martina Boone, author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy"Soul Crossed blurs the lines between good and evil with addictive characters and plot that will have you eagerly turning the pages." --Kelly Hashway, author of the Touch of Death series
Behind the toddler-proof gate of Santa Monica's exclusive Garden of Happiness, it's the grown-ups who are getting schooled.When new preschool parent Justine discovers that the man who broke her heart back in grad school is a dad in her daughter's class, she tells herself she's immune to the superficial charms of the ex she calls "the crapwizard." But when his presence opens a time tunnel of potent memories from her life before motherhood, she must find a way to defuse her old attraction to him before it undermines her marriage.Then there's Ruben, rookie stay-at-home dad and standup comic who quits his day job to pursue his TV-writing dream on his wife's condition that he take her place among the "power mommies" on the school committees.And ruling the sand box with an iron fist is Margaret, whose ongoing divorce from her dentist-turned-New Age-surfer husband forces her to rely on her dubious people skills in order to keep the school that has become the cornerstone of her identity.When the new school year kicks off with a flight-risk rabbit named Ozone, a school secretary in desperate need of a social filter, and some double-barreled committee recruiting tactics, it's not all juice and cookies for Justine, Ruben, and Margaret as they struggle to play nice.Praise for Preschooled:"This book is like a warning. A terribly funny and entertaining warning." --Jenny Lawson,The Bloggess, New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy "Listen, I grew up in a tough neighborhood, but these parents in Anna Lefler's hilarious preschool novel scare the hell out of me." --Steve Schirripa, New York Times bestselling author and co-star of "The Sopranos""With hilarity and compassion, Anna Lefler examines the juice box from all angles--how do a group of well-meaning parents end up cowed by a preschool that's stricter than Harvard? Read to find out and wince with recognition." --Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin, bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries and Nanny Returns "Anna Lefler's book is so goddamn funny it made me want to ditch my life so I could read it. Damn you, obligations!" --Laraine Newman, original cast member of Saturday Night Live and the Groundlings, Voiceover Goddess"Captivating and relentlessly funny, Preschooled is a brilliant, sublime romp through today's Pre-K jungle. With a fresh, wry wit, Anna Lefler skewers the ridiculous pretense of the preschool scene while weaving a hilarious and satisfying story that will have you turning pages well past pick-up time." --Jenna McCarthy, author of Pretty Much Screwed
The first three Sugarspear Chronicles novellas, now available in one ebook! In a small town called Muddlewoods, young Sadie Sugarspear endures intolerable cruelty at the hands of her brutal stepfather. Sadie finds solace in the one thing her real father, Sam Sugarspear, left behind: a book about an imaginary land, ruled by a king who grants wishes. One day, when her stepfather's cruelty reaches unimaginable depths, Sadie runs away and hides inside a crevice in her beloved willow tree. To her surprise, the tree opens up, sending Sadie falling down into the abyss, into a land she's only ever read about--where she must begin a long, terrifying, and heartbreaking journey home. On her way, Sadie encounters a mysterious boy named Joseph, a sinister character named Gismania Twylight, and the alluring and passionate Alasdair Astigan. But, she is also terrified to learn that she is also being hunted by unnumbered and unknown forces from kingdoms all around... Will Sadie give up and return home to Muddlewoods? Or, will she risk everything to find the legendary king who can make her wishes come true? This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie. This ebook contains the first three novellas in Nicole Arlyn's epic dark fantasy series, The Sugarspear Chronicles.This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie. Praise for the Sugarspear Chronicles: "This book is to the literary world now what Wes Anderson films are in a world full of Magic Mike movies. It will challenge you...But if you open your mind and stretch back to the bygone era of literary symbolism that was Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, you will appreciate the shining jewel that is this book." --A.D. Marrow, author of Chaos and Moonlight, Book One of the Order of the Nines series
In Soul Corrupted, the sequel to Soul Crossed, life in Heaven isn't all "happily ever after" for Josh and Grace. Now Guardian Angels, they are entrusted with finding and saving the next potential Antichrist. But Grace is consumed with worry about her family, which is dealing with the aftershocks of her death. She's particularly concerned about her brother Noah, who has turned down a dangerous path of drugs and violence--and she's frustrated by the rules of Heaven, which forbid her from contacting them. Josh has troubles of his own. A former Demon, he questions his ability to guide troubled souls to the light. When he discovers that Noah made a deal with Lucifer and has even been hanging around with Josh's old Demon pal, Keira, he makes a forbidden counter-deal with the Devil to save Noah's soul. Josh's side of the bargain? He has to sever his relationship with Grace. Josh and Grace's world is about to spin out of control, testing the limits of true love and blurring the border between Heaven and Hell. Soul Corrupted is the second installment in Lisa Gail Green's Of Demon and Angels series, which started with Soul Crossed.Praise for Soul Crossed, Of Demons and Angels series, Book 1: "Who knew evil could be so dreamy? Josh is a devilishly good-looking demon who leads the reader right into lust and temptation. Although Josh is the demon, it is Camden, the Anti-Christ, who will really have readers shivering from his devilish, sinister ways. The Mortal Instruments meets Romeo and Juliet in this title that's jam-packed with love, chaos and heartbreak. Readers will have a hard time putting Soul Crossed down." -- Romantic Times"A wickedly romantic story that will have you cheering for Lisa Gail Green's addictive storytelling. Soul Crossed is devilishly delicious!" -- Martina Boone, author of Compulsion and the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy"Soul Crossed blurs the lines between good and evil with addictive characters and a plot that will have you eagerly turning the pages." -- Kelly Hashway, author of the Touch of Death series
Sadie Sugarspear and the Cave of the Swords, The Garden of In Between, and Alasadair's Betrayal: Novellas 19-21by Nicole Arlyn
After losing both her wedding dress and herself during the never-ending search for the sword, a lost Sadie must summon more courage than ever before as she continues toward her destiny...Her journey quickly takes a turn for the worse when she is attacked and thrown into the Land of Death. There, she must crawl and claw her way through death itself until she comes face-to-face with none other than: Alasdair.Alasdair takes Sadie back to his cave and they promise each other eternity. But, like all good things in Sadie's journey, it too ends when Alasdair wakes up one morning confused and storms away without explanation. Sadie is left alone in the cave that once held all her desires, questioning whether she will ever see Alasdair again. She begins to break down, losing herself in all the ugliness and darkness that is left.
In this third, stand-alone installment of Amanda Black's Apartment Novels series, sparks fly during a sexy party game. When Eden Foster's parents tell her they're moving from Chicago to the Illinois suburb of Aledo, Eden is crushed. That is, until she runs crying to her jock boyfriend, who she finds on top of her so-called best friend. Moving's not looking so bad anymore. Now a senior at Mercer County High, Eden is ready to re-enter the dating scene. Still burned over the betrayal of her ex, she's looking for someone sweet and innocent. With the help of her two new friends, Zoe and Amy, Eden makes a list of what she's looking for: an eager virgin, ready for training--and no jocks. Eden thinks she's found what she's looking for in Logan Black, a shy and geeky classmate. But why are Zoe and Amy convinced that the answer to her search is a party game...with kissing? Eden better get ready, because she's about to play the Single Game. The Single Game is the latest addition to the erotic Apartment Novels series, which began with Lily and Ethan in The Apartment and The Blank Canvas.Praise for The Single Game: "I can happily say that I've loved everything that Amanda Black has ever had published." --Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous
Sadie Sugarspear and the Long-Lost Book, The Would-Be Princess, and The Very Long Engagement: Novellas 16-18by Nicole Arlyn
At long last, Sadie Sugarspear has entered the City of Revelathia. At a local bookstore, she mysteriously finds a copy of Travelers of the Dust, the very book that has followed her all her life. Its words, stories, and characters take her back to her past, but as Sadie tries to find a quiet place to read, a voice calls for her. It turns out that the voice belongs to Joseph, who Sadie believed dead. Sadie is confused, but happy to see him, and realizes that he owns a part of her heart--the part that does not belong to Alasdair. Joseph gifts Sadie a very special stone before sending her on her way to the City of Revelathia's inner circle: the Kingdom. There, she finds a palace more magnificent than anything she's ever known and is immediately greeted and cared for like a princess. Now, she must wait for the king to grant her wishes...
Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes is a veritable whirlwind of intellect and perception, tearing through the fog of intrigue and criminal activity with tremendous force. But behind the locked sitting room door at 221 Baker Street, his biographer and intimate companion, ex-army doctor John Watson, holds the reins. Elinor Gray is re-imagining the best-loved, essential classics of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle through an erotic lens of domination and submission. As longtime fans have often identified, Holmes and Watson share an undeniable chemistry. Compound a Felony: A Queer Affair of Sherlock Holmes sheds light on their potential relationship, from wild passion to absolute control. Devoted fans of the Sherlock Holmes canon and newcomers alike will find unbound levels of secrecy, suspense, pain, and reward.This book is intended for mature audiences.Praise for Compound a Felony: "...the most achingly erotic novel I have ever read." --Goodreads reviewer "There are few authors I would trust as implicitly with a D/S relationship in fiction as Elinor Gray." --On Wednesdays We Wear Capes
Sadie Sugarspear and Half Moon Half Sun, the Impossible Home, and a Beautiful Triumph: Novellas 13-15by Nicole Arlyn
As her journey continues, Sadie boards a ship guided by a pirate called Half Moon. He leads her through treacherous waters and tells her stories of how the map to Revelathia came to be. With his help, Sadie finds the key to a treasure chest that contains treasures beyond jewels, but soon after she is swept away by fierce tides to a fairy-tale island with a mysterious angel. Once Sadie returns to the ship, she is reunited with the orphans who escaped the clutches of Princess Faegeria, but when they hit rough storms, she falls off, plunging for miles until she lands in...Muddlewoods. ...Or at least she thinks it's Muddlewoods. Some things seem a bit different, but some things haven't changed at all. Soon enough, Sadie wants an escape from Muddlewoods, but also from her childhood and from her life. Relying on her willow tree once more for help, can Sadie outlast death and disappointment long enough to get to the Promised Land?This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie. Praise for The Sugarspear Chronicles: "This book is to the literary world now what Wes Anderson films are in a world full of Magic Mikemovies. It will challenge you...But if you open your mind and stretch back to the bygone era of literary symbolism that was Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, you will appreciate the shining jewel that is this book." -- A.D. Marrow, author of Chaos and Moonlight, Book One of the Order of the Nines series
Melissa Thatcher is a prostitute from Metro, the slum of Zinya City. Each day, she witnesses horrific violence and clings to an addictive drug nicknamed "street dust" just to get by. When an extremely wealthy drug lord, Ezekiel, discovers Melissa, he promises her unlimited street dust in exchange for her services as a permanent escort. Ezekiel is dangerous--hypercritical, violent, cold, and calculating--but what can Melissa do in the face of a promise to change her life forever? Simultaneously drawn to and repulsed by Ezekiel and his methods of control, Melissa finds herself caught in a web she cannot escape. She soon realizes that no one disobeys Ezekiel and gets away with it--no one. Angela Walker's The King and the Courtesan tells the story of a man's addiction to power, and a young woman's struggle for freedom.
When your life is a lie, how do you know what's real? Alexandra Gastone has a simple plan: graduate high school, get into Princeton, work for the CIA, and serve her great nation. She was told the plan back when her name was Milena Rokva, back before the real Alexandra and her family were killed in a car crash. Milena was trained to be a sleeper agent by Perun, a clandestine organization from her true homeland of Olissa. There, Milena learned everything she needed to infiltrate the life of CIA analyst Albert Gastone, Alexandra's grandfather, and the ranks of America's top intelligence agency. For seven years, "Alexandra" has been on standby and life's been good. Grandpa Albert loves her, and her strategically chosen boyfriend, Grant, is amazing. But things are about to change. Perun no longer needs her at the CIA in five years' time. They need her active now. Between her cover as a high school girl--juggling a homecoming dance, history reports, and an increasingly suspicious boyfriend--and her mission in this high-stakes spy game, the boundaries of her two lives are beginning to blur. Will she stay true to the country she barely remembers, or has her loyalty shattered along with her identity?Praise for They Call Me Alexandra Gastone: "...the intersection of action, espionage, and drama makes for solid...entertainment: readers will gladly sit back and watch Alexandra navigate the obstacle course that comes with playing her role too well. It's a strong debut for New Zealand author Maclagan." --Publisher's Weekly "An intricate, debut spy thriller...readers will keep turning pages, and the surprise ending will have them anxiously awaiting a sequel." --Booklist "Death-threats, global takeover, double-agents, hidden files and a blown cover--by the time you get to the shocking conclusion of this cliff-hanger, you won't know who to trust..." --Girls' Life"I couldn't put They Call Me Alexandra Gastone down--Maclagan's clever, never-what-they-seem characters and authentic tradecraft tidbits lured me in, while Alexandra's resourcefulness against overwhelming odds kept me constantly guessing." -- Lindsay Smith, author of the Sekret series "A solid debut that has both heart and smarts. Clever, solidly paced, and power-packed with a killer voice. They Call Me Alexandra Gastone is a blast to read. A perfect balance of mystery, romance, and betrayal. Bring on the sequel!" -- Lindsay Cummings, author of The Murder Complex
Sadie Sugarspear and the Search for the Grey Church, the Wild Blue Wolf, and the Three True Men: Novellas 10-12by Nicole Arlyn
After King Orphanos' brutal attack, Sadie Sugarspear heads back to the Grey Church to retrieve something that will help her find justice-her sword.On the way, Sadie battles through demons and dragons accompanied by a new friend, a wolf named Blue. Eventually, she reaches the sword, but before she can kill King Orphanos, she comes across something that she didn't expect to ever find again: her one true love, Alasdair Astigan. Overwhelmed by emotion, Sadie is willing to give up on her journey to stay with Alasdair.When Alasdair is attacked and his life hangs in the balance, Sadie must go in search of the Three True Men, believing they can help save Alasdair and lead her on her way. But by the time she returns, Alasdair is gone--and standing by a pool of his blood is the Dark King, who once again has come for her soul.This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie. Praise for The Sadie Sugarspear Chronicles: "This book is to the literary world now what Wes Anderson films are in a world full of Magic Mike movies. It will challenge you...But if you open your mind and stretch back to the bygone era of literary symbolism that was Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, you will appreciate the shining jewel that is this book." -- A.D. Marrow, author of Chaos and Moonlight, Book One of the Order of the Nines series
The Nines, an elite group of vampires, was established to stand as protection for their race. Fractured by centuries of betrayal and loss, the group is now little more than myth, its remaining members scarred and shattered.Taris, the oldest living vampire, is no stranger to loss and heartbreak. He is all that holds the Nines together as they struggle to save themselves from total extinction.Enter the beautiful and brilliant Dr. Sarah Bridgeman, whose medical research has resulted in a breakthrough for both humans and vampires. Her work may be the salvation this weary band of guardians has been looking for.Taris needs to reach Sarah and enlist her help before those aligned against him can act. Can a vampire king convince a stunning young scientist to save a species that isn't even supposed to exist?For now, only one thing is certain: no science can explain the explosive chemistry between them.Chaos and Moonlight is the first installment in the Order of the Nines series, and is A. D. Marrow's debut novel. Praise for Chaos and Moonlight: "A.D. Marrow's Chaos and Moonlight takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride, full of passionate characters and story line that will leave you begging for more." -- Gina L. Maxwell, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author"Chaos and Moonlight was fast-paced and thrilling. The plot was well executed and fascinating. The story had a good flow and was difficult to put down...I am impressed by her writing style and creativity. I will definitely continue reading this series." --Diane's Book Blog"I love it when an author takes a tired old trope and turns it on its ear. This is exactly what A.D. Marrow has done in her debut novel, Chaos and Moonlight..." --Will Read for Feels"Chaos and Moonlight was a mix between a Christine Feehan and J.R. Ward book...I will definitely be reading more of this author's future work!" -- Goodreads reviewer
Sadie Sugarspear and The Scarlet Road, The Keys to the Castle, and La Serpythia of Vulserpia: Novellas 7-9by Nicole Arlyn
More desperate than ever, Sadie Sugarspear continues her journey to King Orphanos' castle.Holding Alasdair's treasured love letter in her hands, she battles through through the clutches of Raebos and Faegria. But once she reaches the castle, all she finds are dark hallways, closed doors, and empty rooms.A broken-hearted man named Hugo and a mysterious stranger named Marcel promise to lead Sadie to the man sitting on the throne, the one who will grant wishes. But in return, Orphanos will want what she holds most dear...This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie.
Lina Colella is one of the most powerful psychics in the country. She's helped the police solve more than 180 murders and missing persons cases.Her most dire case has just arrived: her brother-in-law was gunned down, the latest in a number of serial killings. And just when Lina needs her power most, a tragic accident puts an abrupt end to her psychic gift.Despite losing her abilities, her faith in God, and her faith in herself, Lina vows to find the killer anyway. She keeps the loss of her powers hidden so she can work side by side with the local police.She only has fifteen days to find the killer before another innocent victim is murdered. As she unravels the clues, she realizes the killer is close by, and her family is in mortal danger.Can Lina confront her biggest weakness and her darkest fears to solve the most important case of her life?Praise for Lost Touch:"Lina is a wonderfully written character...Terruso slowly peels away the protective layers around her personal history to reveal that vulnerability, but eventually she emerges from the chaos relatively unscathed." --Crime Fiction Lover"The author exquisitely sets the setting, keeping suspense level high. This is a cosy [mystery] with humor and realism--a cosy-plus." --Goodreads reviewer"This novel...showcases [Terruso's] growth as a storyteller. More astute readers will guess half of the ending, but the other half will keep you guessing and page-swiping." --Goodreads reviewer
My name is Jessie. And I cannot leave.Jessie has always been an afterthought; forgotten.At the hands of her cruel mother-in-law and spineless husband, Jessie's spirit has been slowly broken. She is their household slave, a waste of time and resources, a useless parasite.That is, until the mysterious Blacksmith comes along, who imbues Jessie with his silence and strength.Jessie has been abused beyond repair. But thanks to the Blacksmith, her dark heart is finally full.And for those who have crossed her, nightmares are about to come alive.Jessie is the second installment in Susan Shultz's Tales from the Graveyard series.Contains content that may be graphic to some readers. Mature audiences only.
Sadie Sugarspear and The Mystery of the Map, A Visit Home, and The Princess of Revelathia: Novellas 4-6by Nicole Arlyn
Disillusioned and alone once again, Sadie Sugarspear must travel through the Land of the Forgotten. With some unexpected help, she makes it all the way up Snow Mountain, where she finds new purpose caring for an abandoned baby she names "Dream."But Sadie's journey is never peaceful for long, and new dangers arise in the forms of gypsies, vampire giants, mudmen, and her vicious stepfather Ralph, who is back in Muddlewoods.In order to stay alive, Sadie must remember how to love, and how to hope-- or fall into a pit of eternal darkness...This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie.
College senior Leigh Swanson knew her friends' vacation to Montreal would become a drug-and-booze-filled road trip. Yet despite her best judgement, she gave into her roommate's pleas and hopped aboard the Canada-bound van.It will soon prove to be the biggest mistake of her life.On the road, Leigh and her friends meet Sam Tucker, a mysterious hitchhiker who is willing to exchange directions for a ride. Sam takes the gang on a shortcut--a detour through a dark Vermont forest. A deadly detour.Among the many horrors that await Leigh and her friends is a fatal fungal disease, a grisly infection that has already claimed a number of victims. There is a cure--but Leigh is about to discover that sometimes, the only thing worse than sickness is:The Remedy.Reviews:"The Remedy is the cure for the trite, too-familiar trappings infecting the horror genre. A fun, clever thriller with surprising twists that manages to breathe new life into an old trope. Should appeal to fans of Bryan Smith, J.F. Gonzalez, or Gord Rollo. I enjoyed it. A great summer weekend read." --Brian Keene, best-selling author of The Rising and Ghoul, two-time Bram Stoker award winner, and HWA Grandmaster"The Remedy is a spooky, twisty, and clever backwoods creepfest! Take The Wendigo, The Barrens, and Deliverance, add lots of shocks and real surprises, and you have one hell of a great thriller." --Nancy Holder, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, New York Times best selling author of Dead in the Water and The Screaming Season "Early Stephen King mixed with the razor edge of more visceral writers such as Edward Lee... The Remedy is horror at its best and a treat for those who are brave enough to face the darkness within for a scary and entertaining read." --Examiner.com
The child inside Sadie has begun to break... After her battle with Gismania Twilight and the monsters of the Terrible Stream, a banged-up Sadie unexpectedly awakens in what appears to be a familiar landscape: Muddlewoods. But when she finds herself inside a mysterious church and comes face to face with Sam Sugarspear, the one person she has always longed for, something still doesn't feel right--and Sadie loses Sam into the darkness once again. But Sadie will forget about Sam and the King of Wishes when she discovers something much more powerful coming alive inside her: Lust. Desire. Passion. This novella is followed by The Sadie Sugarspear Chronicles, Books 4-6 bindup, Sadie Sugarspear and the Mystery of the Map, Sadie Sugarspear and a Visit Home, and Sadie Sugarspear and the Princess of Revelathia.This work contains mature and disturbing content and is recommended for ages eighteen and up.
On the night of August 19, 1974, Elvis decides that he'd like to leave a little something of himself behind when it's his time to go. He visits a fertility doctor, and soon, his son is born. Years later, the baby has inevitably matured into a young man, who now grapples with the secrecy surrounding his paternity. Elvis has long left the building, and it may take a certain special friend to help his son discover the truth behind his extraordinary lineage. Fraught with tension, poignancy and raw emotion, The New Elvis examines the lives of two disparate friends--one born into a life of privilege, and the other despair--and ultimately unites them through truth, healing, and love.