Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.
Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.
When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for troubled teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.
Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.
From Dayne Sherman, the critically-acclaimed author of Welcome to the Fallen Paradise, comes a gothic treatment of the American South: a hard-charging depiction of religion, family, friendship, deception, and evil. Zion is a mystery set in the rural South, the story of a war fought over the killing of hardwoods in Baxter Parish, Louisiana. The tale begins in 1964 and ends a decade later, but the Hardin family, faithful members of Little Zion Methodist Church, will carry the scars for life.
Alexa O’Brien has never been like other people. A deadly assassin, she is a werewolf with extraordinary power. Power that fiercely draws her to Arys, a mysterious vampire who awakens her dark side. What they create together is dangerous and binding, forcing her to question the source of her abilities. She risks losing her remaining humanity as well as the one man she dares to love.
When Alexa’s womanizing former lover and pack Alpha is framed for murder, he turns to her for help. She would like nothing more than to watch karma at work but as the body count rises, long buried secrets are exposed. Alexa is forced to face the painful truth that not everyone is who she thinks they are. Not even her.
“Please hear me. We are all in danger, the most terrible danger; we are all going to die terrible deaths. If you can hear me, if anyone can hear me, remember these words. Please. Pass them on to your children, and to theirs. You are our one hope…”
Ansible 15715, a short story, is a frantic broadcast from the mind of a woman lost in time, a researcher trying to forewarn the human species about an unexpected and terrifying threat.
There is very little chance that anyone will hear her plea.
Unless possibly you.
There are no two ways about it — William Harrigan is a certified babe. He’s sexy, smart, and British, and he wants nothing more than to charm the pants off fellow college senior Jess Leighton. Well, he does want other things; he just can’t tell her about the job he’s working on since it maybe, possibly involves her. Jess, who moonlights as a celebrity photographer, is laser-focused on earning enough money snapping pics to pay her way through grad school, but when the criminally handsome William starts moving in on her turf, she’s got to fend off the competition from him as well as resist her desire to smother him in kisses because William makes her heart race and her skin sizzle.
Too bad this man is not to be trusted. Right? Except if Jess wants to snag the million-dollar picture she desperately needs, she’ll have no choice but to trust Will, and he’ll have to come clean about everything he wants from Jess. Including her.
They say time heals all wounds.
Sometimes it doesn’t.
After seeing her young family killed by a propane tanker explosion, the rest of Kristen’s life seems more like a life sentence. Trying to escape the memories, she finds herself in a remote Idaho resort town where no one knows her story.
Her co-workers think she’s intriguing.
Her neighbors think she’s crazy.
She thinks she’s hopeless.
Then she meets Joe.
In 1943, Allied commandos desperately search for the Third Reich’s ultimate weapon deep inside German-occupied France…
In 2008, the wreckage of an aircraft lost decades earlier on the other side of the world turns up in Colorado’s Medicine Bow Mountains…
In 2015, Jennifer Pruitt stumbles into a secret government project gone awry while vacationing in the woods of New York’s Adirondack Mountains and now runs for her life, hunted by something that cannot possibly exist…
What is the deadly secret that connects these events?
Master Sergeant Sean Foster leads a Special Forces team into the remote wilderness on a mission to locate Pruitt before she reveals what she saw. Unbeknownst to Foster, an overwhelming force of ruthless assassins with a different mission is shadowing his team. They intend to exterminate Pruitt for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Foster’s men are fair game if they get in their way.
Will Foster follow orders or his conscience when he finds himself in the crosshairs of a government cover-up? It may not matter as the nightmare Pruitt stumbled upon closes in, threatening to wipe them all out before the day is over.
Is it coincidence or fate that brings Justin Garrison and Lauren Evans together on the same dark, country road one May night?
Twenty-five year old Justin quit his job on an oilrig in California and traveled back to his hometown of Masonville, Tennessee. He intended for his vacation in Masonville to be a pit stop on his path to creating a future elsewhere, but an encounter with the beautiful and independent Lauren Evans turns Justin’s future plans upside down.
After a devastating betrayal by her father, twenty-one year old Lauren is left to manage her family’s garden and nursery business in Masonville. Although guarded from the betrayal, she still longs to find love. After a few chance encounters, Justin and Lauren are unable to resist each other.
The magnetic attraction between them opens their worlds to an enthralling period of lust and passion. Will the intensity be too much for them to trust, or will a secret Justin’s family holds about Lauren destroy their chance at a future together?
In this collection of short stories, a young woman discovers the truth behind family secrets, another guards her secrets well, a leopard becomes a lion with a sadist’s whip and a stripper’s pole, and a little girl must choose in a sinister trade: life for death. Five spine-tingling tales of small town terror…
Papa Was A Gypsy
Driving Off Bridges
After Spring Comes
The Lion Lies Down with the Lamb
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