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Now I lay me down to sleep,I pray the Lord my soul to keep.And if I should die before I awake,I pray the popular attend my wake.Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal. If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen. Praise for ghostgirl:* Polished dark-and-deadpan humor, it's a natural fit with Gen Y, too." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)* "[Tonya] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying." --Kirkus (starred review)*"Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read." --School Library Journal (starred review)* "Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley's crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following." --VOYA (starred review)"Written with deadpan wit...this is a 'Wonderful Life'-like tale." -New York Post"A sincere (and humorous) exploration of how we all feel invisible at one time or another...perfect read." -CosmoGirl
Heaven couldn't be a phone bank, could it? Charlotte Usher discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what she pictured when she's forced to intern at a hotline for troubled teens. Before she canofficiallycross over, she'll have to be a source of guidance for one such teen. The problem is she doesn't have much advice to offer since dying hasn't exactly boosted her confidence level. But when Hawthorne High's leading, love-to-hate cheerleader Petula and her gothic little sis' Scarlet find themselves suddenly resting-in-peace in comas, Charlotte's opportunity to save them will prove to be the risk of a lifetime-for all of them.
Happy haunted holidays: ghostgirl is back in an all-new novella!This eBook novella continues the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series by Tonya Hurley.
In the heady days of the sixties, many people sought solutions to mankind's troubles in ancient religions and found that old wisdom had its place in the modern world. Among them were the followers of Thorne Blackburn, all seekers after Truth. The group settled at Shadow's Gate, a magnificent old house in upstate New York. During the climactic night of Blackburn's most powerful ceremony, chaos erupted. Thorne Blackburn had vanished. And Katherine, Thorne's life-partner and the mother of one of his young children, was dead. All that was thirty years ago, but Truth Blackburn, daughter of Thorne and Katherine, is still seeking truths - the truth of what happened that night at Shadow's Gate, the truth about the magickal powers her father claimed to wield, the truth about her long-lost half-brother and half-sister. She may be about to get some answers. A legacy has summoned Truth back to Shadow's Gate. Fueled once again by a decade's search for meaning, and led by the mysterious, charismatic Julian Pilgrim, a new group of followers of Thorne Blackburn's Way is preparing to perform the same ritual that killed Truth's mother. Not just the story of a woman's quest for identity, Ghostlight is a powerful novel about the fulfillment of human potential and the search for meaning in life.
There are certain towns that we all associate with ghost stories and sightings. But creepy encounters happen everyday all throughout this country-in towns that you may never have heard of, to normal people, just like you! WithGhostly Adventures, you can travel to these terrifying towns and share in the scare. Let ghost guru, Christopher Balzano, be your guide through the jaw-dropping true tales that happen all around the U. S. , in places like: the Boston hotel where old Mr. Parker returns to check on his guests the lost village of Dudleytown, Connecticut, where all residents vanished without a trace the Summerwind Mansion in northeast Wisconsin, whose secret compartment housed a man's corpse for years Terrifying true tales and frightening facts come together to create hours of eerie entertainment that you can read on your own or out loud with friends. WithGhostly Adventures, you can stop just wondering about ghosts and get to know them yourself! Christopher Balzano: is a teacher and folklorist. He has been investigating the unknown for twelve years and is currently running the Massachusetts Paranormal Crossroads website. His writing has appeared inThe Haunted Times, Mystery Magazine, as well asUnexplained Paranormal Magazine. His investigations have been covered byThe Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Standard Times, andWorchester Magazine. Balzano lives in Boston, MA.
"Little ghost, all dressed in white, Walking on a summer's night, (Hoooo, hooo,) Calling to her childhood friend, Asking him to come and play, But his hair stands up on end. Billy Watson runs away."
When Frances Kermeen bought The Myrtles Plantation of St. Francisville, LA, in 1980, she did so with a dream of turning the historic site into a cozy inn. Before long, however, her intentions were thrown wildly off course when she discovered that the property was haunted. Surprisingly enough, business for Frances' haunted inn exploded: it seemed everyone wanted to stay in a haunted house. Since then, Frances Kermeen has traveled to over 150 haunted inns and hotels across America and collected some of the creepiest, most spine-tingling ghost stories imaginable from owners and visitors alike-and each one of them is true. For example:-+ No matter how many times the maids change the sheets in the Oatman Hotel, the distinct outline of a man, once murdered in the room, remains imprinted on the sheets. -+ If you see two little girls playing in the garden of The Myrtles Plantation, beware-they may be the often-seen ghosts of the little girls poisoned there in 1824!-+ Find out in which hotels unmarried women should not spend the night alone-unless they want to have a romantic rendezvous with a phantom lover. -+ Discover the best place to stay to witness a UFO sighting-and perhaps even have contact with an extra-terrestrial. Packed with chilling stories-and practical information for those who want to spend the night in a haunted house-GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS is sure to haunt every reader who dares to read through its pages.
Losing your way in the woods.... Prowling a castle in the dead of night.... Finding a treasure in a dusty attic.... Finding a frightening force in your own home.... The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy -- never imagined they'd encounter beings from the spirit world. But in each of these four new eerie stories, one of the March girls finds herself face-to-face with an inexplicable apparition. Could it be that ghosts really do exist?
Stunningly dark, hugely intelligent and thoroughly addictive, Ghostman announces the arrival of an exciting and highly distinctive novelist. When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-thirties and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with. But within hours a private jet is flying this exceptionally experienced fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess: one heister dead in the parking lot, another winged but on the run, the shooter a complete mystery, the $1.2 million in freshly printed bills god knows where and the FBI already waiting for Jack at the airport, to be joined shortly by other extremely interested and elusive parties. He has only forty-eight hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes, taking with it the wider, byzantine ambitions behind the theft. To contend with all this will require every gram of his skill, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, especially when offense and defense soon become meaningless terms. And as he maneuvers these exceedingly slippery slopes, he relives the botched bank robbery in Kuala Lumpur five years earlier that has now landed him this unwanted new assignment. From its riveting opening pages, Ghostman effortlessly pulls the reader into Jack's refined and peculiar world--and the sophisticated shadowboxing grows ever more intense as he moves, hour by hour, toward a constantly reimprovised solution. With a quicksilver plot, gripping prose and masterly expertise, Roger Hobbs has given us a novel that will immediately place him in the company of our most esteemed crime writers. Exclusively for the eBook: Autobiography of a Ghostman.
Commander Jim "Hog" Hogan, U.S. Navy, has signed on for his second tour of duty in Vietnam, aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Shiloh as executive officer of an A-4 Skyhawk attack squadron. The unit is in disarray, and it's up to Hogan to renew their confidence, for they're about to undertake a rescue mission that will test their skill and courage like never before. Deep in the highlands near the DMZ and Laos, Hogan's buddy, Marine aviator Major Dick Averitt, is trapped with his fellow marines in a little bit of hell on earth called Khe Sanh. The North Vietnamese Tet Offensive has begun, and there is but one hope for the Americans' survival: Operation Niagara. Through the screaming, tracer-streaked skies, Hogan's A-4 Skyhawks and the U.S.S. Shiloh's F-4 Phantoms must lay down a carpet of death surrounding the combat base. Plunging into the neat, the acrid smoke, and the ear-numbing roar of battle, Hoaan and his men move from terror to exhilaration and back again.
Is there really such a thing as a true ghost story? The strange tales in this book are all based on actual reports by people who believed they had been haunted by ghosts or poltergeists.
"The X-Files" meets "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" in a 17-year-old's weeklong investigation into extraterrestrial and paranormal activity--including aliens with flippers and teleporting Hot Pockets. 25 line drawings.
Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary PI. She specializes in cases involving the unusual and unbelievable, in a world where magic is real, where hell is just around the corner--and where death isn't the worst thing that can happen to you... Sylvie is trying to take it easy. She's just saved the world but lost her lover in the process. And putting those she cares about in danger has never been part of her job description. Distracting herself from her grief, Sylvie investigates what appears to be a simple robbery only to uncover a complex case of organized murder with a magical edge. But she has an even more pressing mystery to solve. Chicago cop Adam Wright has picked up a spiritual hitchhiker: the ghost of a dead man who desperately wants to live again. Wright believes Sylvie is the only one who can rid him of the spirit-a spirit she finds strangely familiar...
It's Career Day and Andrew, the class bully, wants to be a rich and famous ghost hunter. Will the Ghostville ghosts be toast? Or will Andrew get himself slimed?
How did all those puddles get in the bathroom if not for ghosts? The Bailey School Kids find out!
Vacationing on a farm in West Virginia near the haunted glass factory where crazy old Irwin Loop used to make marbles, eleven-year-old Jenna decides to use the place to shock her mute younger brother into talking.
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the mysterious man that the kids meet on a class trip really be the ghost of Coyote Pete, the roughest, toughest cowboy in the Wild West? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out! Eddie shook his head and said, "That couldn't have been the real Coyote Pete." "Eddie's right," Melody said. "If that really was Coyote Pete, he would've been a ghost." "Well, he did look kind of pale," said Howie, "and he disappeared without a trace.' Liza gasped. "Do you mean this is a real ghost town being haunted by a real ghost?"
Apprehensive about spending the summer in Washington State with his Aunt Ethel when his parents get an overseas job, twelve-year-old Josh soon finds adventure when he meets the ghost of a coal miner.
The exhilarating final blast of the Hex trilogy, the laser-powered sci-fi thriller, by a talented young writer. The city is a dangerous place for Hexes. The security forces are on the alert for any sign of Hex activity--any sign of a mutant presence.
Although the impact of incest or sexual abuse can destroy relationships and test long-standing commitments, the information in this book may be the key to holding your relationship together through the journey to recovery. It provides comfort and guidance for partners in the process of recovery. Graber draws from personal experience to show how partners can accept responsibility for their own issues, support the recovery of the incest or sexual abuse survivor and work toward solving relationship problems together.
At the edge of town lives a clever girl with a very spooky problem: her house is haunted! Luckily, she knows a little something about taking care of ghosts . . .
Where does the fever of illusion stop and the cold truth begin? This unique debut thriller combines forensics, fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat suspense like never before. In a world where sorcery is illegal, someone is murdering young women in ways that defy all reason--and all detection. Only one man knows how to track such an untraceable killer, a man called to deliver justice, Dubric Bryerly.
Even death could not stop Britain's greatest defenders.In 1838, William and Tamara Swift inherit a startling legacy from their dying grandfather, transforming them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of England. But the shocked, neophyte sorcerers also inherit unique allies in their battle against the dark forces. Fighting alongside them are the famous-even infamous-Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson.When strange and hideous creatures appear in the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to launch an epic battle that may rage all the way to Buckingham Palace . . . and beyond. Time is running out as William and Tamara must learn whether their friends will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.From Amber Benson, known for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award--winning author of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood Road, comes a vengeful tale of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. Based on the smash BBC Web series that took England by storm, Ghosts of Albion is a horror adventure laced with dark humor and darker lusts.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"A fabulously entertaining combination of Victorian conventions, sensuous undertones, and some seriously evil magic."-Charlaine Harris, author of Dead to the World, on Ghosts of Albion: AccursedBefore you can save Albion, you must destroy the poison in its black heart.William and Tamara Swift's newfound sorcerous powers as Protectors of Albion pale before the demonic forces threatening Britannia. But William and Tamara have formidable allies in Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson-England's noble, notorious Ghosts of Albion.Responding to a plea from Cornwall, Tamara discovers that the rumors of young women, both human and fairy, vanishing without a trace are horribly true. Instead of hard clues, she uncovers only whispers of witches, infernal abductions, and a pyre of innocents planned for the solstice. Indeed, Tamara has never faced a more dangerous task-for the legendary land of King Arthur's Camelot also harbors dark, bloody deeds and a waking evil. Soon nothing, not even mighty Albion, will be safe from the deadly peril.Amber Benson, who immortalized Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award--winning author of the Shadow Saga, have created a voluptuous, twisted thriller. Based on the BBC Web series that became a smash hit in England, Ghosts of Albion: Witchery brings to life a sizzling, ninteenth century world of fiends, phantoms, and spine-tingling terror.Praise for Ghosts of Albion: Accursed"Demons, bodice-ripping passion, and some good old murky London gloom; all one can ask for in a dark night's reading."-Kirkus Reviews"Equal doses of dark humor and genuine horror."-Library JournalFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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