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An amazing debut! --Lisa Verge HigginsIn the year since her husband died, Laura Klein's world has shifted on its axis. It's not just that she's raising two children alone--fact is, Laura always did the parenting for both of them. But now her fifteen-year-old daughter, Darcy, is dating a boy with a fast car and faster hands, and thirteen-year-old Troy's attitude has plummeted along with his voice. Just when she's resigning herself to a life of worry and selfless support, her charismatic new tenant offers what Laura least expects: a second chance. Darcy isn't surprised her mom doesn't understand her, though she never imagined her suddenly acting like a love-struck teen herself. With Troy starting to show signs of their father's bipolar disorder, and her best friend increasingly secretive, Darcy turns to her new boyfriend, Nick, for support. Yet Nick has a troubled side of his own, forcing Darcy toward life-altering choices. Exploring the effects of grief on both mother and daughter, Equilibrium is a thoughtful, resolutely uplifting novel about finding the balance between holding on and letting go, between knowing when to mourn and when to hope, and between the love we seek and the love we choose to give. "Equilibrium is an emotional, complex, and deeply satisfying novel about the power of hope, love, and family. I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Verge Higgins, author of One Good Friend Deserves Another"Tender, heartbreaking and beautifully realistic. Fans of Anita Shreve will be riveted by this intense and compassionate story." --Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity-winning author
Michael Hiebert's remarkable debut novel tells the riveting story of a small southern town haunted by tragedy, one brave woman's struggle to put a troubling mystery to rest--and its impact on the sensitive boy who comes of age in the midst of it all. . . Abe Teal wasn't even born when Ruby Mae Vickers went missing twelve years ago. Few people in Alvin, Alabama, talk about the months spent looking for her, or about how Ruby Mae's lifeless body was finally found beneath a willow tree. Even Abe's mom, Leah, Alvin's only detective, has avoided the subject. But now, another girl is missing. Fourteen-year-old Mary Ann Dailey took the bus home from school as usual, then simply vanished. Townsfolk comb the dense forests and swampy creeks to no avail. Days later, Tiffany Michelle Yates disappears. Abe saw her only hours before, holding an ice cream cone and wearing a pink dress. Observant and smart, Abe watches his mother battle small-town bureaucracy and old resentments, desperate to find both girls and quietly frantic for her own children's safety. As the search takes on a terrifying urgency, Abe traverses the shifting ground between innocence and hard-won understanding, eager to know and yet fearing what will be revealed. Dream with Little Angels is by turns lyrical, heartbreaking, and shocking--a brilliantly plotted novel of literary suspense and of the dark shadows, painful secrets, and uncompromising courage in one small town. "One of the best books I've read in a long, long while." --Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author
Shattered by the loss of her youthful innocence after a sexual assault, St. Louis beauty salon owner Honey Love has spent the last nine years hiding her pain beneath a frigid exterior. But all that changes when private investigator Jay Andrews walks into her life--and awakens a passion she never dreamed existed. Still, Honey is haunted by the fear that Jay will discover what she feels is her disgrace, and she ends their relationship. It a decision that will send Jay reeling--and set off a shocking chain of events. Distraught by Honey's rejection, a drunken Jay tries to quell his heartache with a one-night encounter with Kendra Johnson, a woman he's crossed paths with before. Seven months later, just when Jay has resolved to win back Honey's heart, Kendra appears on his doorstep. This time she is pregnant with his baby, and set on becoming his wife. But while Jay will do right by his child, Honey is the woman he loves. Realizing that Jay will never be hers, Kendra pursues a path of revenge that could destroy everything, and everyone, that means anything to him. The result is a crisis that will require all of Jay's personal courage and professional skill--and just may force Honey to admit her love--and reveal one last wrenching secret.
Pledging wasn't in Malloy Murray's plans, but it might be exactly what she needs... Malloy Murray has never had any close girlfriends, so she wasn't really feeling the whole "sorority" thing, but Malloy has to pledge?her mother, the National President of Beta Gamma Pi, is counting on it. After meeting some of the sisters at a party, the idea of becoming a Beta isn't actually so bad. And when Malloy runs into Kade, the guy she's been crushing on, things heat up fast, especially when Sharon--a Beta sister and Kade's girlfriend--vows to do everything to keep Malloy away from Kade and out of the sorority. Now to survive the school year, Malloy's got to look deep into her heart to find the real meaning of sisterhood.
Mina Mooney is about to discover that when you're at the top, the only place to go is down. . . It's springtime in Del Rio Bay, and everyone's heading to the O.C. to catch the varsity cheer squad compete at the Extreme Nationals. Everyone's pumped, especially Mina Mooney, because making the elite squad has finally gained her entrance into the Upper Circle. Mina's psyched for the big show--and some unsupervised cuddle time with Brian. Best of all, her number-one enemy, Jessica, has shocked everyone by calling a truce. But little does she know that Jessica's peace offer is nothing more than a disguise for what she really has in store for Mina. . . Spring break means all sorts of trouble for Mina's friends, too. Lizzie, whose focus has never strayed from the books, is boy crazy for the first time in her life. Kelly's decision to give ex-hustler Angel another chance just might backfire. And Jacinta is having a hard time breaking things off with Raheem--even when he does something utterly unforgivable. Fun, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, That's What's Up! proves that when it comes to popularity, you better watch your back.
1861. As the Civil War rages on, one man is determined to prove himself on the front lines of battle. But destiny has far greater plans for him. . . On the battlefield, Captain Fitz Dunaway is a man of action with a keen, intellectual prowess. But when he humiliates his commanding officer, he finds himself facing a court martial for his maverick behavior. Now his only chance to redeem himself is by working as a spy to uncover a plot to assassinate President Lincoln. Searching through gas-lit alleyways for traitors who will embrace him as one of their own, Fitz discovers just how fine the line is between allegiance to your cause--and allegiance to your country... In this rousing novel of loyalty and patriotism, betrayal and scandal, honor and valor, Lincoln scholar and expert Steven Wilson blends meticulous detail with captivating characters, taking readers back to one of America's most defining moments in history. "The reader can taste the grit and feel the excitement and expectations of a pivotal time in American history. In President Lincoln's Spy, Wilson has given us a time machine." --John Lutz "Steven Wilson writes a story as vivid and engrossing as the Civil War itself." --Troy Soos "If Robert Ludlum had written a Civil War novel filled with spies, double-crosses, murders, romances, and battlefield mayhem, it would read like President Lincoln's Spy." --Clint Johnson, author of Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis
From the author of the smash hit Diva Diaries comes this unforgettable story of a woman who is ready to trade her long-term hopes for some short-term pleasure Jordan Moore is in the middle of a breakdown. Thirty-four years old and newly single, she has given custody of her son to her ex-husband and now regrets the decision; her ex-husband is getting married again; and after a year of disappointments from Jayon, her best friend-turned-boyfriend, she has given up on true love. All her years of living a moral, straight-laced, practical life seem to have gotten her nowhere. Now she wants to walk on the wild side and do a little heartbreaking of her own. It does not take Jordan long to find the rowdy, steamy pleasure that she seeks--with no strings attached, of course--and she is content with her new attitude. By using men the way she has been used, Jordan believes that she is somehow evening the score. But when she meets Marcus, a wonderful, caring gentleman who sees through all of her guardedness, she is thrown for a loop. Is he another Mr. Wrong to be avoided at all costs? Or will Jordan realize that true love is standing right in front of her...before it is too late? Praise for Janine A. Morris and Diva Diaries "Reminiscent of Waiting to Exhale."--Booklist "Morris has a way with words and drama."--NY Daily News "I felt like I was experiencing one of my own girls' night out."--La La, MTV VJ
Both hilarious and poignant, Bettye Griffin's latest novel explores the lives and loves of three best friends who discover that there's nothing in the world they can't handle--as long as they stick together. . . Dana Covington never thought she'd be a widow at 38--but sometimes, that's the way life works out. It's a good thing Dana's friends, Norell and Cecile, are always ready to give her a shoulder to cry on. . .even when they've got big problems of their own. Just as Norell gives up on her dream to have a baby, she's shocked when Cecile turns up pregnant--again. Norell's heartbreak throws her friendship with Cecile into a complete tailspin. And just when things can't get much worse, Cecile's sexy younger sister comes to town. As usual, Micheline is looking for trouble--and this time, she finds enough for everyone. With tension mounting between the trio, it seems like their friendship might not stand the test. But when all is said and done, true friends know that even their closest pals aren't perfect--and that the people who drive you crazy are the ones you love the most. . .
Spiritually uplifting and knee-slapping funny, Pat G'Orge-Walker's Sister Betty and her fellow parishioners discover what matters most on bumpy road trip to Baltimore...Sister Betty barely has a minute to sit and fan herself before she's off on another "Mission from God." Her friend Mother Eternal Ann Everlastin' has dropped dead on her seventy-first birthday from an overdose of York Peppermint Pattie, and it's up to Sister Betty to see to her final wishes, namely, traveling to a Baltimore religious conference to deliver three one-million dollar checks to three different mega-church pastors.When the Reverend Knott Enuff Money hears that Sister Betty is about to give away a substantial amount of Mother's riches, he wants in. But finagling the money out of Sister Betty right under the noses of three genuine men of God is going to be the biggest challenge the Reverend has ever faced...one that just might set him on the path to reclaiming the true spirit of faith..."Christian comedy fiction at its best." --Library Journal"This novel is the best of its kind, and it's easy to see how G'Orge-Walker has carved out a comfortable niche for herself as the queen of gospel comedy literature." --QBR
With one fateful science project, Luz Santos risks losing her best friend, her crush, and her reputation on national TV. . . Tres unpopular students plus. . . My freshman year at Gamma High was totally going perfecto until I was summoned to enter the regional science competition, which is taking place the same weekend as the Homecoming Dance--the same dance where I was going to get Swen, the guy I'm hopelessly in love with, to notice me. This calls for major damage control. My plan? Devise a scientific experiment that will be so outrageous it'll knock me out of the competition and onto the dance floor. Tres brilliant makeovers. . . Enter Project Gamma Glamma to the rescue! My experiment will help three unknowns climb up the Gamma High popularity food chain by giving them the ultimate makeovers. But instead of eliminating me from the competition, my teacher actually loves mi loco idea. Equals one recipe for disaster. . . Gamma Glamma is a tragic hit, turning my closest amigos overnight into the most popular kids at school but making mi vida a toxic chemical reaction: my best friend is now too cool to talk to me; my biggest enemy is moving in for the social kill; and my reputation stands to be obliterated on TV's hottest reality show. Now I've got to set things right. But can I make the scientifically impossible happen twice? An award-winning filmmaker and producer, Kim Flores wrote and co-directed the film Vocessitas/Little Voices, which went on to win an ALMA (American Latino Media Arts Award) for best independent film and played in virtually every Latin film festival in the country. She directs commercials and projects for such companies as Nickelodeon, Time Warner, Dr. Pepper, Midway Games, Mountain Dew and develops television shows at her production company. Kim and her lifelong crush Mike spend time between New York City and Dallas shooting photography, creating a line of designer toys, and hanging out with their rescued dogs Pud, Rabbit, and Shortie.
When a single mother takes a vow of celibacy, she has no idea that trying to be good will make her want to be so bad. . . A single mom and busy advertising executive, Grace has been a bridesmaid one too many times. Not that she doesn't have her share of admirers--and lovers--but Grace wants something more. She's ready for a husband--and a father for her thirteen-year-old son, André. With a little counsel from her church minister's wife--and a little inspiration from the sight of André's handsome English teacher, Wallace Peters--Grace decides to keep her mind open and her clothes on. No matter how hard the Devil chases her. . . After a series of dating fiascos, Grace receives a call from Wallace Peters. Will the school teacher save the day? Or will André's biological father, who mysteriously reappears after thirteen years, turn out to be Mr. Right after all? As Grace soon discovers, it's amazing what miracles can happen once she puts her life--and her heart--in His hands. . .
Leticia Langley is used to fighting for what she wants. That's how she wound up being the first in her family to graduate from college. So what if she's never had a date? All that's about to change when she gets herself a job as a food columnist for The Journal--and treats herself to a makeover that will transform her life.With her hot weave and a dazzling new wardrobe that shows off her curves, the opposite sex suddenly takes a shine to Leticia. Except for Max Baldwin--a colleague who accuses her of trying to knock him down on her stampede up the corporate ladder. But Leticia is determined to stand her ground and get her due. And as she finds herself being offered more tantalizing prospects, including a trip to Africa, she also wins the respect--and admiration--of her handsome one-time nemesis, Max. Now she'll have to decide if she wants to let down her guard, and let in the one man she could get serious about. Praise for the Novels of Gwynne Forster. . . ". . .Wise and wonderful as it points out, once again, the importance of honesty and appreciating what you have while you have it." --Publishers Weekly on A Different Kind of Blues "Touching, thought-provoking, and will make you think twice about ever keeping secrets from the one you love." --Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author on If You Walked in My Shoes
"The series that YA fans have been waiting for." --Nocturne ReadsToo many secrets. Not enough time.Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it's just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that's a survival tactic.But now he's got problems even his brothers can't help him survive.His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn's dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he'd rather shove back into the dark.He can feel it--the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out--sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace.Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke"A refreshingly human paranormal romance. . . Read fast and keep that heart rate up." --Kirkus Reviews on Storm14,598 Words
Being a force of nature doesn't keep you safe.Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they're right. Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch. Maybe that's what Clare Kasten is picking up. She's shy, quiet, and intense, but she's sought him out. There's no telling what she wants from him. But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it's close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he's ready to face. . ."Plenty of romance and non-stop action. . ..Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The MarkedPraise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity Brigid Kemmerer finds time to write between her family and her day job, but sometimes she ends up mothering her coworkers and managing her family. 11,000 Words
You Can Get Through ThisYour doctor told you it was breast cancer. So now what?! You'll need plenty of essential advice--the kind that only comes from someone who's been there.In Just Get Me Through This! Deborah A. Cohen and Robert M. Gelfand, M.D. help you deal with all the ups and downs of the breast cancer experience. From the shock of diagnosis to getting through treatment to getting on with your life, they pack it with plenty of straight talk and practical tips. This newly updated edition also includes advice from two prominent breast cancer surgeons.Discover:The latest data on hormonal treatments How cornstarch can help you breeze through radiationWhy a calendar can help you get through chemotherapyInformation on the latest drugs used as part of chemotherapyHow to ease back into an intimate relationship Who might be your best ally when you're feeling blue The surefire way to beat insurance and workplace hassles What medical professionals say about everything from surgery to soy Each step of the way, this wise and witty companion will be there with unfailing inspiration and heart-to-heart support. It's also simple to use, with an accessible format--to make even the toughest days a whole lot easier. A Harvard Business School and Smith College graduate, marketing executive Deborah A. Cohen was, like so many others, going about her life as a young and healthy woman when she was unexpectedly struck with a diagnosis of breast cancer. As a result of her illness, the Wisconsin native became active in several breast cancer advocacy efforts, including "Climb Against the Odds," a Cancer Coalition's Leadership Education and Advocacy Development Program, and Peer Review Committees for the American Cancer Society's research programs. The research and writing of Just Get Me Through This! was a natural next step for Cohen in her commitment to helping others cope with and battle this disease. Robert M. Gelfand, M.D., is an oncologist with a private practice in New York City. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center and at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he also teaches. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Brooklyn. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Gelfand is married and has three daughters.Faith A. Menken, M.D., is a surgeon practicing at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She went to medical school at Cornell University Medical College and did her internship at Mount Sinai Hospital and her residency at the New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center. She lives in New York City.Eugene J. Nowak, M.D., is a surgeon practicing at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He went to medical school UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School and did his internship and residency at the New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center. He lives in New York City.
She's ready for something new. . .Hoping to start over after a painful divorce, Cassie Mancini moves to Texas and is ready to cut loose. When she attends her sister's bridal shower, she can't resist dancing with the sexy male stripper. There's just one problem. The man isn't a stripper. He's the groom's best man, Dr. Adam Hart, and he's a notorious player. Humiliated, Cassie plans to keep her distance from Adam--even though she can't stop thinking about how good she felt in his arms. He's ready for her. . .Adam likes his life just the way it is. By not committing to anyone, he can have his choice of women. But when he meets Cassie, he's blown away by the sizzling chemistry they share. Determined to win her over, Adam sets out to capture Cassie's heart and prove to her that he's now a one-woman man. . . Praise for Sylvia Lett "With Perfect for You, Sylvia Lett offers a story of sizzling romance and dramatic suspense. A new writer to watch for." --Deirdre Savoy "Lett has written a fast-paced novel with suspense, intrigue and romance. This is a real page-turner." --Romantic Times on Take Me Down "Sylvia Lett is a magician at creating heroes to die for." --Evelyn Palfrey, Essence® bestselling author
Gia's got to face the good, the bad, and the new. . . Gia Stokes is psyched for the start of her junior year at Longfellow High. She's co-captain of the Hi-Steppers dance squad, she's back on good terms with her cousin Hope, and her best friend Ricky has achieved hottie status as the school's new first-string quarterback. Now all the girls are after him, including Valerie--Gia's co-captain--and Hope. They both want Gia's help to score a date with Ricky, but how is Gia supposed to choose between them? If that wasn't enough, she also has to deal with a new dad and an annoying fourteen-year-old stepsister. It's going to take every ounce of faith Gia has to flip this script and make her junior year one to remember. "Gia Stokes might be a Hi-Stepper, but this teen role model has both feet on the ground as she meets life's challenges with style and grace." --Melody Carlson, author of the Diary of a Teenage Girl series
Reminiscent of Waiting to Exhale, (Booklist), Diva Diaries secured Janine A. Morris' reputation as one of today's most exciting novelists. Now she delivers an unforgettable story about love, lies, and consequences. . . Isaac is living proof that nice guys can finish first. He's waited a long time for the perfect woman, and now that he's found her, he is more than ready to start a family. But he has no idea that his fiancée is keeping a few secrets--secrets that could extinguish his dreams. . . Young and beautiful, Charlene grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, but she never told Isaac the extent of her demons. For the first time in her life, Charlene knows what it feels like to be happy and truly in love. But the dark past she's worked so hard to outrun is about to catch up with her in a way that could destroy any chance of a future with Isaac. . . Praise for Janine A. Morris and Diva Diaries"I felt like I was experiencing one of my own girls' night out."--La La, MTV VJ"Janine writes for the everyday diva in all of us!"--Miss Info, author of Bling Bling: Hip Hop's Crown Jewels, Hot 97 Jock, Vibe columnist
Dakota, Chrasey, and Jordan have been best friends since college. Now they're about to discover their wild school days have nothing on the dramas of adulthood. . .As friends, Dakota, Chrasey, and Jordan are alike and dissimilar in many ways. Dakota is the only single one in the group. She and Jordan both thrive on their high-powered careers--and the men in their lives almost always come second. But when Dakota's boyfriend becomes more than she can handle, she realized that strength in the boardroom does not translate to the bedroom. Chrasey and Jordan have marriage in common--and the temptation to have an affair with two irresistible men. Now these three friends who have been through the best and worst times together, will have to rely on their strong bonds and trust the truth that lies buried deep within their hearts to discover who they really are--and find the life they've been waiting for all along. . . "I felt like I was experiencing one of my own girls' nights out." --Lala, MTV VJ "More juicy drama than any reality show. . ..Janine writes for the everyday diva in all of us." --Miss Info, author of Bling, Bling: Hip Hops Crown Jewels, Hot 97 Jock, Vibe columnist
She had an ass like a heart turned upside down and cut in half--and that's what we call foreshadowing, friend.Gruesome and glam, vicious and violent, this collection of the best new neo-noir fiction will hit you like a biker boot to the skull. Unleashed from the net's most hardcore award-winning site, these down, dirty, and deeply depraved tales don't just cut the edge . . . they pour gasoline on it and toss it in a meth lab full of C-4 . . . "Just because I killed my best friend with my bare hands doesn't make me all that bad... Christ, I loved the guy like a brother." Throw down a shot with the last word in badass--a scheming stripper playing one fool too far; the rage-haunted lesbian who's the last word in nightmare revenge; a mercenary sheriff doomed by ruthless payback; avenging street angels unleashing holy hell --and just try and stagger away intact. . ."This country's got a motto. It's pura vida, and it means when life gets you down, put your feet up, sister. But I lift my legs for no man." So settle back with your favorite rot-gut, keep your brass knuckles handy, and hang where the odds are never good, darkness is a permanent state of mind, and the house always takes all . . .Blood, Guts, And Whiskey"Lean, mean stories. . .today's brightest writers provide some of the darkest tales you've ever read." -Max Allan Collins Big Daddy Thug/Todd Robinson's writing has appeared in Plots With Guns, Danger City, Demolition, Out Of The Gutter, Pulp Pusher, Crimespree and Writers Digest's The Year's Best Writing 2003. He was nominated for a 2006 Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and is the creator and chief editor of Thuglit.com. The stories he's edited for Thuglit.com have been nominated for several awards, including The Derringer and The Million Writer's Award, and been have been selected for The Best American Mystery Stories and Best Noir 2006. He lives and works in New York with his wife (Lady Detroit), a ferret named Matilda, and three freakin' cats.
They live outside the earthly realm, creatures whose very existence is dependent on the highly erotic energy of six extraordinary men and women. . .Visions Of EcstasyAfter years of searching, Mac Dugan has finally found his dream lover. But now he faces the prospect of losing Zianne forever to those holding her captive. With the fate of Zianne and all the Nyrians in the balance, Mac and his dream team enter into a realm of desire like never before. As they work together, the amazingly powerful sensuality of their carnal fantasies energizes the Nyrians, giving them the strength they need to survive. . ."Kate Douglas is definitely NOT for the timid reader." --Anne McCaffrey, New York Times bestselling authorPraise for Kate Douglas's erotic romance"Sexy, tense, and complex." --Romantic Times, 4 Stars, on WOLF TALES 12"You MUST pick this outstandingly brilliant novel!"--Coffee Time Romance, 5 Cups on WOLF TALES 12"The story is so thrilling and the sex is so hot." --Romantic Times, 4 Stars, on WOLF TALES 11
Got Warlock?Middy Cherrywood does. She's got more warlock than she can hex with Dred Shadowins. He isn't just a billionaire playboy and Weekly Warlock centerfold. He's a spy for the High Chancellor, and he convinces Middy to pose as his fiancée for his latest mission. Too bad no one told his mother before she slipped Middy a potion that will make their sham engagement all too real in just ten days. Dred Shadowins already has his hands full with cursed objects, possessed nuns, and dreams where Merlin makes him pay for taking his name in vain by relating his sexcapades with Nimue. But by the end of the mission, he's convinced his most difficult challenge is the hero's cape Middy's draped over his shoulders. Because he wants nothing more than to give her the one thing he may not be capable of providing: Happily Ever After. Praise for How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days"Funny, sexy, and wild!" --Cynthia Eden"Grace + Caspian = LOL demonic lovin' fun!" --Dakota Cassidy, author of The Accidental Series"Brash, sexy and funny as hell." --New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox
Your book...guided me through my first completed movie. --Quentin Tarantino, on Scare TacticsFrom the Master of the Living DeadJohn Russo's brilliantly chilling screenplay for the 1968 groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead helped pave the wave for the flesh-eating spectacles that have thrilled zombie fans for three generations. Here, for the first time in one volume, are two of the master's most gruesome and demented novels of gut-wrenching mayhem. . .MidnightFirst, they captured small animals. Then, they moved on to bigger prey. Now the backwoods family that slays together stays together for one last midnight snack: a pair of unsuspecting travelers whose ritual torture and sacrifice will only intensify the demonic clan's cravings. . .for more. Yeah, they're dead. . .they're all messed up.Escape From The Living DeadIn an isolated roadside diner, a desperate group of strangers barricade themselves against a ravenous horde of undead customers who crave something more than the early bird special. They want flesh. Human flesh. With a side order of brains and stomach-turning terror. A Two-for-One Feast for Hungry Horror Fans! "An unrelieved orgy of sadism." --Variety on Night of the Living Dead
Between training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet's Valentine's Day dance, home-stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to-do list. But she's never too busy to do a little staging, and she's looking forward to thawing February's frozen real estate market with her Hearts and Flowers Open House. Her client Louise Downing's romantically decorated home practically staged itself. But when Louise is found murdered, Caprice is forced to turn her attention from sweethearts to suspects. And as the truth comes out in stages, she discovers that Louise had more secrets than a box of chocolate truffles. . .Praise for Staged to Death"A fascinating inside look at the art of home-staging--but did I mention it's also an elegantly crafted murder mystery featuring an irresistible sleuth?" --Leslie Meier
Quiet Kismet, Pennsylvania, may look like any other small town, but as a home stager, Caprice De Luca can see behind closed doors--and it seems someone has designs on murder. . .Life is a full house for Caprice these days. She's dating, she's rescuing adorable cocker spaniels, and she's decorating the roomy interiors of Kismet's most well-heeled residents with fun fantasy themes. But she's worried about her pregnant sister. Bella's marriage is coming apart like a bad wallpaper job, and to make matters worse, she's decided to meet up with a former flame Bob Preston, a house painter Caprice frequently employs. When he's found dead in a pool of green paint swirling with blood, it's time for Caprice to stage an investigation. With all eyes trained on Bella's husband, Caprice shifts her attention from finding the perfect curtains to finding the perfect culprit. . .Praise for Staged to Death "A fascinating inside look at the art of home-staging--but did I mention it's also an elegantly crafted murder mystery featuring an irresistible sleuth?" --Leslie Meier
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