"Kilty As Charged has everything you could want: a very strong lead woman (Catriona); fast-paced storyline; lots of action; some huge Scotsmen; great dialogue and plenty of humor; a great cast of supporting characters; and even some time travel! A hilarious story told in a very interesting way. Throw in some mystery and intrigue and you've got yourself a great read....Amy Vansant has written a highly imaginative, mystery/love/humor-filled novel that leaves you wanting to read the next in the series ASAP!!!" ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ MMG
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At the age of twenty-one, Abigail Blanque is a fun-loving, naive, and carefree witch, having the time of her life, partying and hunting rouge vampires for the Hybrid Coven. That is until she learns of a murderous stalker who’s been watching her every move. After two witches are murdered, all signs point to Abby being the next victim. In a dangerous turn of events, Abby’s life descends into chaos and she must summon an extraordinary power she never knew she had in order to fight a dark evil that wants her dead. Abby knows her life is about to change. Darkness is coming…
Two new enemies emerge as the relationship between Amy and the new Katie evolves in unexpected ways. Katie is searching for answers; a new ally may help in her quest. Amy finds herself taking on a powerful adversary without the help of her partner. An old nemesis returns in an unforeseen twist in this thrilling continuation of the CULL - Bloodline.
When the mysterious Mr. Smith enters romance author Madison Shaw’s life, she is thrust into danger she thought only belonged in books. Though they clash at first sight, she places her fate in his hands when unknown forces threaten her survival. Paranormal events push Madison to leave behind a world where monsters don’t exist – not even in fiction. With Mr. Smith as her guide, she discovers the truth about her destiny and the things that go bump in the night. Can she survive her new reality, or will she fall prey to the creatures lurking in the shadows?
The famous TV ghost hunter, Jacob Stone returns to the small town to investigate the terrifying encounter he had at age 13 with his three friends at a former insane asylum. His childhood sweetheart, Charley, is excited but nervous to go back to explore this haunted building with him, but knows it's the chance to face her fears and explore more of her family's psychic gifts. Will this investigation end in tragedy like the last time or will they finally uncover the secret behind the ghost that has haunted Greenlawn Sanitarium for decades?
Some see Alec Winters as a breathtaking, amazing angel, a savior. Others see him as a mind-blowing nightmare, the most terrifying demon their minds could ever conjure. An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fantasy, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec rescues innocent victims and crushes the loathsome, corrupt men responsible for their suffering. In Port City, Alec’s job took him to Mobile, Alabama...and now, he travels to Melbourne, Florida in the final installment, Harbor City. Finish Alec's controversial story in this emotionally-charged series -- you won’t want to miss the ending. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Katie and the team take on an ancient preternatural threat that far exceeds their own abilities while seeking to prove one of them is not a murderer; Amy is assigned a case which lies squarely in Katie’s area of expertise but has to tackle it alone. A treacherous new conspiracy surfaces with deadly consequences.
On the day the villagers were forced to flee Hensu, not everyone got out alive.
Jackson Stone is touring the abandoned Chinese city when he slips away from the group to spend the night, determined to publish an account of his ghostly experiences there.
Then he meets Yuèhai, a strange, soft-spoken woman who can tell him the city’s secrets—secrets the Chinese government would kill to keep hidden.
As Jackson uncovers the truth about Yuèhai and the ghost city, he’s drawn into a web of conspiracy, betrayal, and murder. He must risk everything to save himself and bring honor back to Yuèhai and her family.
The world ended. Then things got tough. Shane Collins and Lucas Maddox are the last two US Marshals after a global cataclysm that destroyed most of modern civilization. They’re still on the job, fighting the good fight, although they’re no longer fully human and maybe not entirely sane. Witches and werewolves were not covered in their training as US Marshals. Then again, neither was the Apocalypse. It’s hard enough trying to navigate a new world of monsters, magic, and no decent takeout. Then there’s the strange magic corrupting the land that affects them more now that Shane is tied to the collections of magical energy throughout the countryside, and Lucas has an ancient elemental spirit riding shotgun in his head. Yeah, they never mentioned this stuff in training. The Wasteland Marshals series is an action-packed near-future post-apocalyptic thriller full of grim ghosts, legendary creatures, shifters, and elemental spirits, brave survivors, loyal friends, and found family. This omnibus includes the first four novellas: Wasteland Marshals, Witch of the Woods, Ghost of the Past, and Shutdown Crew. Full of action, magic, intrigue, and found family, Wasteland Marshals is a perfect book for fans of Supernatural and Jericho.
A dark witch dynasty. A malicious, immortal undersea place-spirit. Eternal guardians who wagered their souls to protect Charleston. Omens of impending disaster have the city on edge. Tremors warn of earthquake risk, while a potentially catastrophic storm gathers strength over the ocean and heads for land. A last-man-standing promise among elderly veterans creates a dangerous inheritance involving an imprisoned, wish-granting goblin. A sea captain and a swashbuckler worked blood magic to protect Charleston from an ancient evil with a spell that bound their souls and their descendants to the task, but danger looms as its power fades. The head of a witch family wants artifacts and secrets—and he’ll do anything to get them. Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio store where her touch magic helps get cursed and haunted objects out of the wrong hands. More than once, she and her allies have saved the world from supernatural threats. The clock is ticking for Cassidy and her friends to stop the dark warlock, capture the goblin and restore the guardian spell before a malevolent ancient entity takes its vengeance on Charleston and the coast. It’s going to take all the magic, courage and quick thinking they can muster—and for once, that might not be enough. Legacy is an action-packed urban fantasy paranormal thrill ride full of dark magic, infernal creatures, goblins and demigods, haunted places, pirate ghosts, found family, witch dynasties, loyal friends, Voudon ...
Amy Bree’s reckless actions result in death and her dismissal from the FBI. A visit from a mysterious priest propels her back into the fray, as she is partnered with an ex-spy and tasked to hunt down and kill the serial killer known as the Blood Sucker. Their quarry is not what they expect! The body count rises and the hunters become the hunted!
A centuries-old spirit and a present-day murder lead to a mystery of paranormal proportions! Charley Porter has left behind her quiet, boring life to join with her newly reunited childhood sweetheart, Jacob Stone and his team of ghost hunters for their TV show, "Paranormal Explorers." They are called to investigate at a famous and haunted Plantation Bed and Breakfast in South Louisiana. A mysterious death has just occurred and the ghost of the beautiful slave woman, Addie is the main suspect. Can Charley learn to use her psychic abilities to help the team solve this mystery or will tragedy strike again?
Before crying wolf, look in the mirror.
Veterinarian Liam is shocked to discover he’s infected with a mutant virus that will turn him into a vicious monster. When it’s revealed that someone is deliberately spreading the contagion to humans, the shapeshifter world is rocked to its core.
In the ensuing chaos, the only ones Liam can trust are his new friends, some of who may be dying. But with the virus rampant within him, there is nothing he can do. He daren’t even touch the woman he loves for risk of endangering her too.
Desperate, Liam digs for answers, but when authorities demand he be locked in a cage, he’s forced to run. He hides among the homeless, where he’s recruited by the very organization he seeks.
They’ve no idea what’s been unleashed in their midst. Buried inside Liam is a secret that could tear their ambitions to pieces—or make it a reality if they torture the truth from him. It all hinges on his friends’ ability to follow his trail.
Can they get to Liam in time? Or will evil be granted the power to rule their world?
If you love thrillers with engaging characters and action that keeps you on the edge of your seat, you’ll need to get your claws into NIGHTSHATTER!Note: You don't have to read NIGHTSHIFTER: A Werewolf Thriller (Book 1) to read book 2.
He can hear a whisper a block away… and can't remember why. Open your mind, to a city where mystery chases up and down office back stairways, turns brother against brother, and plays out on frozen sidewalks where lives may be shattered if the enemy even looks at the ragged man passing by in the crowd—and even that man cannot guess what memory will be next to batter his mind. Paul was no detective, no thief, only a student trying to get some distance from his father and brother. When he found himself marked by the power to enhance his senses, he had only that treacherous gift and what few tricks he dared to teach himself, to search for some explanation—or at least the chance to give it meaning by exposing a few petty corruptions. Paul thought if he lived in poverty to keep his existence secret from the world, at least nobody could force him to use that gift as a weapon against others. But just when he thought he was untouchable, the last thing he expected shakes his world and drags him into the perils of his family, his power, and two women who each have a different claim on his life. As Paul begins to play cat and mouse with enemies he can't even name, he must break every rule that's kept him alive, in every frantic chase and every gamble he makes to break his family free. And all the while, he knows his greatest enemy may still be what lies behind his own secrets. If you think you know everything a paranormal thriller can do, take a closer look.
Does the Stalker seek revenge, justice, or stolen jewels? The Stalker has tracked a target for thirty-nine years and won't be easily stopped by a pair of ship’s detectives. Now DNA profiling might lead to the target, endangering innocents along the way. Natalia and Jason work together on the cruise ship, Sea Mist, and they must stop the Stalker from harming identical twins onboard the ship! Hundreds of suspects are cruising the western Caribbean, including six sets of identical twins participating in the Twins Project. It all began with the Jonestown Massacre of 1978. The supposed suicide of Jim Jones prompted an intense manhunt by his enforcement team, the Red Brigade, which honed skills needed to capture or kill the illusive prey. Who is the man the Stalker is seeking? Which pair of twins are in danger? Natalia and Jason accompany the twins on shore excursions, and discover that preventing a crime is more difficult than solving one. The partners work to unmask the culprit and protect the twins. Will Natalia and Jason be able to stop a well-prepared assassin? DNA STALKER is an intense thriller combined with romance and mystery set in exotic destinations. The book is clean with limited violence and no “blush-worthy” scenes.
Love comes with a price – especially among the undead. Sunny Martin is on the run from a monster—the monster within herself. Since the night she was drained of her blood and left to die, she has lived alone and in fear of the beast and its violent urges, always on the move. When a tumultuous affair with the mysterious leader of The Chosen ends in betrayal and murder, Sunny finds herself on the run once again. Heartbroken, she struggles with her desire to return to Nicolas, only to realize that sometimes you can never go back. In the ensuing days, Sunny must face the death of someone she loves, and face the love of someone she fears—an outlaw Chosen even more dangerous than the one who broke her heart.
"Mind blowing!" ★ "A thrilling read!" ★ "Keeps you guessing until the end!" An unwanted power. A veiled murder. Will she risk it all to catch the killer before he strikes again? Every time Mira comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her therapist considers this a gift, for Mira it’s a curse from which she cannot escape. To make matters worse, Mira’s high profile father is being investigated for deaths connected to the "feel good" miracle drug Gaudium. When Mira’s mother starts asking questions, she ends up in a coma. Although her father claims it was an accident, thanks to her “condition” Mira knows the truth, but proving it just might get her killed. Contact is an action-packed YA with a twist of sci-fi.
Is he a werewolf, a vampire, a shifter or... is his true identity more incredible than all of the above?
*** BOOK ONE CAN STAND ALONE, BUT THE CONTINUING STORY WILL BLOW YOU AWAY! ***
The author of No.1 Bestsellers 'CORNELIUS' & 'INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare' presents two stories intricately intertwined into one suspenseful read!
Matheson fights to keep his true identity a secret from all those around him, including the love of his life. After losing the only one privy to his secret and who had guarded it his entire life, Matheson now has to contend with a sinister force so powerful that seeks to destroy him. A fierce battle is imminent and the future of the world, as we know it, is in jeopardy.
Then come the hooded figures in book two that appear after the birth of his only child. Matheson soon discovers the terrifying reason for their sudden intrusion into his already complicated existence. He is faced with a decision that will ultimately affect his young, gifted child or a multitude of innocent human beings.
Will he have blood on his hands?
There's just one way to find out.
Everyone has scars. Some people are just better at hiding them. Adam Radcliff is a college freshman on a caffeinated crusade to fend off the evil that has haunted his dreams since childhood. Zoey Peterson is a psych major who uses peculiar strategies—tracking moon phases and club-hopping—to escape her unwanted legacy. At first, it seems the only thing Adam and Zoey share is a downtown Chicago campus. But as their lives intersect, a mysterious stalker unearths long-buried secrets that suggest their lives are deeply connected. Will their desperate search for the truth and healing destroy them—or can they conquer the demons of their past to build a new life together?
For over a century, the town of Green Beach has frightened its children with the tragic legend of Joshua Thorne. He’s the reason it not only locks its doors at night but nails its windows shut. Steeped in romance and revenge, his is the kind of story Angela Ironwright lives for. When the specter of Joshua appears to her, insisting she’s the only one who can help him piece together the fragments of his own murder, she follows him without a second thought into a place he calls the Pocket, a beautiful hidden world of jumbled memory and imagination. But the Pocket holds more than magic and mystery. Before long, its other reclusive inhabitants begin to call out to Angela, warning her not to trust Joshua and begging for her help to escape his dark power. Angela’s sure there must be some misunderstanding, and she’s determined to set it straight. Otherwise, finding justice will mean betraying the only boy who’s ever liked her. Smart and genre-savvy, Out of the Pocket is a dark, honest, subversive take on the modern paranormal love story.
Even shapeshifters have something to fear.
A moonlit stroll introduces Liam to a terrifying new world.
While defending his dog, he gets bitten by a vicious predator. Soon, Liam burns with fever, and the animals at his vet clinic start acting oddly around him. He sees creatures that howl in the night, and thinks he’s losing his mind. Are they wolves? Or something else?
Liam’s search for the answer leads him to the beautiful Chloe. When she reveals Liam is infected with a virus that will turn him into a savage beast or kill him in the process, his life spins out of control. And just as he gets a grip on his uncertain future, his new shapeshifter friends begin behaving strangely.
Liam discovers he’s the harbinger of something truly evil . . . and it’s coming for all of them.
Will they survive?
If you love a gripping thriller that takes you on a wild journey, you’ll need to get your claws into NIGHTSHIFTER.
An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec redeems the innocent and exterminates those responsible for their suffering. Now, Alec’s job takes him to Mobile, Alabama in Port City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 3). There, Alec hunts down and mercilessly destroys a ring of sex traffickers, freeing their enslaved and terrified victims. Continue Alec's controversial story in Harbor City, the final installment of this emotionally-charged series, to see how it ends. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Time is running out. Change is coming, and the worlds will never be the same. Surviving her ordeal on Drimera was only the beginning. Forced to pick up the remains of her life and move on, Dahlia returns to her vigilante ways: hunting monsters by the cover of darkness. Backed by a new team, she vows to keep the streets safe while training to harness the eye’s abilities. But the city has become a time bomb, and every day the clock ticks faster—as the creatures pour in and the blight spreads. Dahlia worries she will never be enough to stop the impending destruction. How can she be the answer to saving them all? Already stretched thin, Dahlia shies away from investigating the Sentinel’s latest murder spree. But the victims’ identities confound her. And the fragile thread tying the postmortem mutilations to Ella Chandler is impossible to ignore. Compelled to unravel the truth, what she uncovers only deepens the mystery. Who engineered the sinister plot? Why does everything lead back to that first case—the one that brought Dahlia out of the shadows and into the light? Slash & Burn is the 4th book in the Nite Fire Series.
Predator. Killer. Monster. The words echo in Sunny Martin’s head each time she looks in the mirror. Since the night she was torn from her car and drained of her blood, only one fear rivals that of the hungry beast within her - the fear of exposure. Her lonely struggle to survive on the edge of the human world leads Sunny to the mountain peaks of Colorado where she meets Nicolas, the enigmatic leader of a hidden society. Their passion, tainted by betrayal, violence, and murder, reveals a shocking truth behind Sunny's savage nature, and drives her toward an agonizing Choice between her heart and the last remnant of her human soul.
Prelude is a prequel to Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 2). Get a behind-the-scenes look at sixteen-year-old Alec Winters, a New Orleans teen-jock, before his strange, supernatural transformation. Discover little-known facts about the cultural differences of the deep-south and a good-ole-boy society where ‘right’ is often seen as ‘wrong’ and the prevailing attitudes might surprise you. Learn how the Winters’ secret family conflict was instrumental in changing Alec’s life. Get an insider look at the previously concealed back-story before that fateful night when Alec was magically transformed into angel-demon, in this dark-fantasy thriller. Then, continue the series to read Alec’s controversial story as angel and demon on the gritty streets of New Orleans in Crescent City, to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged series. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.
A shrewd police detective investigates the kidnapping of a 9-year-old prophet and uncovers a supernatural conspiracy.
What’s buried in the sand has slept for centuries. Some things should never be exhumed... When Egyptologist Samuel Clayton inherits a gold talisman with unusual markings, he’s driven to uncover its secrets. Where did it come from? What do they mean? And why when receiving it did a flood of forgotten memories and the ethereal red-headed beauty—who had seduced him in his youth—return with malice? His alliance with a questionable organisation, a team of scientists with agendas, and nightmarish visions plague him. Undeterred and locked within a destiny that will either consume or destroy him, he finds himself face to face with a vampire, whose very existence is tied to his past. Love, loss, and twisted truths have weaved through the vampire Kesha’s long life, and now an old threat is at her door. Pulled from her sanctuary in Scotland, she knows what must be done. She must stop the rising to keep the status quo and kill the one responsible. Then she meets the one who brings the dead to their deeds. The one they call Anubis. What is he to her? What justice is to be served, and on who? The narrative of Samuel and Kesha winds through time to weave a rich, expansive world, revealing a tale of love, loss, lies and the very heart of human existence. Not all is as it seems. Truth has been corrupted and lies given seed. A thrilling read for fans of Anne Rice, Wilbur Smith, Dan Brown, J.R. Ward or Deborah Harkness. Warning 18+ ★★★★★ – “A thrilling genre-blending tale of archaeology, vampir ...
Most of these stories in this book are true. Some are not, however. They are the exaggerations of fevered dreams and illusions. Deciding which is the truth and which is fiction is entirely up to you. Canyon County, Oregon is a place unlike any other. For as long as people have lived out amongst the creek beds, hills and hollers they have encountered strange phenomenon. They have been prone to unexplainable occurrences and visions that are not easily reconciled. Some see things. Others feel, for a fleeting moment, that they are not alone. Still others hear strange dusk sounds, just beyond the tree line. What is it? Nobody knows for sure. But according to legend, it is an evil as old as the mountains. ** The Book Of Witness gathers thirteen peculiar tales of paranormal mystery. In this book, you will meet an assortment of Canyon County residents, from a woodlands firefighter and an unrepentant conman, to a Vietnam veteran and a rail riding hobo. Though all of these people come from different times and walks of life, they have one thing in common. Their lives have been touched by encounters with the paranormal. ** The Book Of Witness is the first volume in The Strange Air series of paranormal mysteries. It is the ideal place to start your journey into the unexplainable wilds of Canyon County.
\"A sweeping, epic tale of the undying power of true love...\" -- Stacey Joy Netzel, New York Times Bestselling Author. It is 1807. Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, and Lady Emmaline Deramore are about to wed and the British aristocracy is teeming with excitement at this long-awaited love match. But Madeleine de Brandeville, a mysterious Frenchwoman, sets a devious plan in motion, leaving devastation in her path. Heartbroken, Emmaline embarks on an adventure she's never imagined having. As the world changes and chaos brews, she crosses paths with the Valthreans, a group of immortals who are facing a deadly enemy that threatens their place in the human world. But all the while, there's one thing she longs for more than any other -- to get back her man. Things are not what they seem ... and even less what Emmaline expected by any stretch of the imagination. Is this love meant to be? ---------*********--------- This is a standalone novel. No cliffhanger. Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Nominee for (Quarterfinalist) (2013) Harlequin's 'So You Think You Can Write' 2010 contest finalist (2010)
My Gran used to say, “There are times when the only way out is a lead pill.” These are stories when things got that bad. A Lead Pill is the second collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of loneliness and betrayal, of false hope and shattered dreams, of gifts and regrets, of love and accidental kindness. Each story follows separate paths that lead to the understanding that sometimes the only solution is a lead pill. A life of stacked years never knowing that it was all in service to a memory in Service Up. What do you do when life has outlived the reason to be alive in Tired of Living. Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward. The desperate do desperate things that they soon come to regret in Haymaker. She wanted the power, she just didn’t want to be used by it in The Refusal. All your life you have wanted something but maybe you didn’t know what that was in The Touch. His love of numbers led him to ask for something that turned out to be something else entirely in Adding it up.
A night of celebrating a new beginning ends in a nightmare that Grace can’t escape. When she wakes up in a strange place three days later, she realizes her life has been turned upside down. She’s been forced into a world where magic is real along with monsters of myth. The vampire who marked her is hell-bent on making her come to him—to be one of his possessions. Grace soon learns that she was born a powerful witch and with the help of some new and old friends, she learns her craft as she transitions into a vampire/witch hybrid. It's a race against time as the crazed vampire attempts to take over Grace's mind—he’ll do anything to have her. Matthew, the hybrid who saved her life, will do anything to protect her, even if it means sacrificing his own life. Deceit, betrayal, and new beginnings.
Katie goes through a change that could cost her her life! Amy takes on odds far in excess of her ability to handle them. She's completely off-the-rails. This is NOT the Amy Bree you think you know. For Katie, her most feared enemy is far closer to home than she could have ever imagined. She also learns a secret that will shake her to her very core! And has SANTA gone over to the enemy? This and MUCH MORE in this explosive FINALE to the series.
He’s Seen Her Future. One Night Won’t Change Her Fate. Seconds before a freak accident, a co-worker abruptly moves to sit near Elinor Gunn. His quick thinking and strong hands keep her safe. By the time the corporate jet touches down, Elinor is half in love with Gian Mariani, a darkly beautiful man who never smiles. But the surreal experience has also given her a powerful gift, one that comes with a heavy price. She needs answers. How did he know? Gian flatly refuses to help. No matter how sweetly seductive, Elinor’s not for him. She’s a golden girl, loved by all. They call him The Undertaker behind his back. Besides, he knows her future. One night of shared passion won’t change a thing. Now Elinor’s unique gift has made her a target. To protect her, Gian will have to man up and return to the same small town that spit him out years before. But he’s kept his secrets too long. Elinor may already be lost to him. If you like edgy small town suspense with a supernatural twist, you’ll love Sinner’s Intuition.
All Sophie Bloom has ever known is a quiet, sheltered life with her abysmally normal parents. She has no idea that one morning will change everything about her ordinary life. Because by the end of her usual run, she’s seen something she can’t explain—something that can’t be human— Sophie is plunged into a dark and violent world of creatures straight out of mythology. It seems she didn’t know everything about her mother after all. Delving her mother’s past, even knowing it is the key to everything, including her own future, isn’t easy. Especially when it becomes abundantly clear that something or someone from that past is now after her. As if that wasn’t enough, her dormant love life suddenly blares to life, making a spectacular, complicated mess of things. Yet the deeper Sophie goes down the rabbit hole, the more she learns about the truth at the heart of who she is. As long-held secrets come to light, she’ll be forced to make impossible choices and only one thing remains perfectly clear: Sophie’s life will never be ordinary again.
People in the Woods are disappearing.... Hikers are going missing in national parks, people are being lost to the woods never to return, people taken....never found again... For these victims, there is no logical explanation.... only cryptic mysteries, and many questions.
Some see Alec Winters as a breathtaking, amazing angel, a savior. Others see him as a mind-blowing nightmare, the most terrifying demon their minds could ever conjure. Alec Winters roams the gritty streets of New Orleans as hero and protector of the innocent while he annihilates wicked evil-doers in this very dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at sixteen-year-old Alec Winters, a New Orleans teen-jock, before his strange, supernatural transformation in Prelude. Then, continue the series to read Alec’s controversial story when he travels to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged series. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Naomi & Jason Sanders, move to Pacific Cove Ranch shortly after their wedding. Prior to her graduation from college, Naomi’s younger sister is killed in a hit and run accident. Naomi is having a hard time accepting her loss, and the isolation of her new surroundings bring a new type of terror; haunted visions that keep her on edge terrifying her. Is Naomi being tormented by her own inner demons or some new type of ghostly visions that haunt the Pacific Cove Ranch? Can she survive or will they drive her mad? Can she convince her family that she isn’t just grieving for her sister, but that these ghosts are trying to tell her about a secret she is supposed to discover? Will she figure it out and prove to her family she isn’t imagining things?
All Avery Michaels ever wanted was some way to pay the bills. But honestly, how can she have known what she TRULY wanted? When Avery accepts a gig as a personal assistant for Blake Collins, she's hesitant. Blake, a billionaire publishing mogul, is often dismissive and curiously intense. But..His lavish home. His scent. There's something magnetizing about him. When Avery can no longer stifle her attraction, a secret is revealed that can put her life at risk. Can she choose between a strange new attraction and her old way of living?
Sheriff Peter Holbrook leads a simple life watching over the residents of Nowhere, Kansas, where the most noteworthy crimes are dognappings and brawls at the local tavern. He’s always had an inherent fear of the gray – the yearly spring storms that plague the area. As the gray descends on Nowhere, a mysterious woman crashes her car just outside city limits. The tattooed stranger may not remember who she is, but Peter instantly feels a connection with her. But, the girl’s appearance isn’t the oddest event. Unusual behavior from the townsfolk, cattle mutilation, and death soon follow. Peter believes they are related, but only has his instincts and prophetic ramblings from his deceased mother. As the mysteries and bodies pile up, he turns to the stranger for help in hopes to save his sleepy town.
Shadows of a thousand years.
Rise again unseen.
Voices whisper in the trees,
nothing is ever as it seems.
Monsters exist, whether they be real or wholly in our minds. Some of us enjoy the fear of the unknown, the thrill of danger that comes from something we can't understand. Others like to delve into the deepest recesses of the human mind, to discover what lurks beneath an ordinary facade.
Whether you want to be afraid of what lurks in the dark, or to wonder about the evil surrounding you everyday, Half Past Dread has something for everyone. A Liliom Press publication, enjoy 4 chilling stories from our spookiest authors yet!
A Bosnian gangster is gunned down in a packed London restaurant. In his possession is a notebook once belonging to Isaac Newton. This is just the latest in a series of shocking crimes connected to objects once belonging to the famous scientist. Naturally, it’s a case for Vincent Blake, London’s leading stolen art investigator.
Samantha Danroe doesn’t believe in magic. Her ex-husband cured her of "happily-ever-after" when he cheated on her three days after saying "I do." She doesn’t believe in ghosts. Until her mother’s ghost rises from a Halloween bonfire with a warning from beyond the grave. And she certainly doesn’t believe in witchcraft. Not until she becomes the prey in an ancient war waged between good and evil. A war whose rules she must scramble to learn to stay alive. In need of help and protection, Samantha turns to the mysterious Nicholas Orenda, a sixth-generation witch on the trail of a creature who is systematically killing off his family. Three will be sacrificed to the dark, according to family prophecy. His mother and grandmother are already dead, and Nicholas doesn’t have time to play by the rules. Samantha finds herself in the center of a deadly hunt for a mysterious foe. Can she find the strength to defeat a supernatural killer and prevent the third sacrifice? Or will she be the catalyst that opens the gates to the Underworld? Readers interested in witchcraft, shamanism—or just the dark side of the supernatural world around us—will enjoy this paranormal suspense, Song of the Ancients, written by a real-life Wiccan high priestess.
Two years have passed since Abigail Blanque’s life was changed forever. After suffering a great loss, she fed into her darkness and pain, killing every rogue vampire within her reach. Abby finds herself marked by an evil ancestor hell-bent on returning from her talisman-encased prison. She needs Abby’s soul in order to rise again. Meanwhile, something sinister is happening in New Orleans. An unidentified dark force is taking over hybrids and other supernaturals, but no one knows who’s bringing the malevolent black magic forth and it's set its sights on Abby. It’s a race against time and it’s up to Abby, her sister Elizabeth, and trusted friends to stop this evil before it wreaks havoc within the city. The Darkness has been awakened.
Named Best Paranormal Book of 2018 by The Association of Texas Authors. Nominated for the upcoming RONE Award in Paranormal Long Fiction. InD'Tale Magazine Crowned Heart recipient. "Becki Willis blends bits of history with bits of fancy, and weaves a tantalizing tale you won't soon forget." Reporter Gera Stapleton has a difficult choice to make: write the story of a lifetime, or save the legacy of a town---and a man---she has come to love. Assigned to an impossible story in Jerome, Arizona about a ghost named Mac, Gera knows it’s a fluff piece, at best, until a local man is murdered in the middle of town. When the townspeople blame Mac, she knows the killer is getting away with… well, murder. Seeing the opportunity for a cover-worthy piece, Gera sets out to find the real killer. In a town filled with curiosities, she befriends a lonely old woman, butts heads with an ornery sheriff, falls for a sexy hotel owner, and uncovers an amazing tale about greed, deception, and family honor. And when the killer targets her as the next victim, an unlikely savior comes to her rescue. Will she write the story that launches her career? Or will she honor a family’s legacy from the past? Smart dialogue, plenty of action, and a touch of the supernatural make this a must-read novel. You'll find yourself wondering Is it possible?Are there truly such things as tangible spirits, after all?
What if you woke up in someone else's life? Hazel Stone is just an ordinary teenager--or so she thinks. But lately, she's begun mind-hopping into a stranger's dark reality, and she's starting to question everything, including her own sanity. Then she meets Max McCormick, the brilliant new kid in town with an impressive list of phobias. A bizarre series of coincidences brings the two of them together, and their lives take a sharp turn from the mundane to the metaphysical. It's up to them to uncover the truth buried in the Stone family history. The more Hazel sees, the less she understands--and the closer it brings her and Max to mortal danger. Will she harness the extraordinary gift she has inherited to find the answers before it's too late?
Mike Lewis boldly narrates his fantastical story and confesses his secret: He sees horrifying visions of disturbing future events through a kaleidoscope each time he closes his eyes. He'd like to live a normal life, but an elusive threat prohibits him from doing that. Someone wants to study his mystical ability and they’ll do whatever it takes to further their strange, covert agenda. The Vision Chronicles eight-book thriller series is a slice-of-life metaphysical/visionary story that details Mike's changing ability as he protects himself, his family, and his friends from those who doggedly pursue him. If you love mind-boggling suspense with a dash of paranormal and a touch of romance, this is the series for you!
Lured into the demon’s lair. In a nightmare I can’t escape, I find true evil exists. They have no mercy. Can I survive their wicked savagery? *This Dark Omegaverse Romance is not for the faint of heart. If explicit scenes, violence, and D/s themes offend you, please abstain. Proceed with caution.*
Charley is ready to leave her boring, reclusive life behind her and join with her newly reunited childhood sweetheart, Jacob Stone on his paranormal explorer's TV show. Before she can start her new life of mystery, travel, and excitement she must face the past and the mystery of what happened to her mother 13 years ago when she mysteriously disappeared. Charley uses her newly discovered psychic abilities as she steps into the unknown to solve mysteries, battle evil, and find true love.
We are the Night Vigil. The run-down convenience store, the all-night diner, the last-ditch shelter, or seedy motel, the redneck bar and the emergency room, and all the other places open on the graveyard shift—they’re Hell’s hunting grounds, full of easy marks and desperate souls, prey for evil things out there in the dark. We keep the Vigil, looking for the ones who can still be saved, the ones who aren’t too far gone. We’re the misfits and the muck-ups, unwanted by Heaven or Hell, given one last chance to atone for all the mistakes and missed chances, the pain we’ve caused others and ourselves, the good things we were afraid to do, and the bad things we embraced with open arms. We work the night shift because that’s when evil walks. We’re the clerk in the all-night liquor store, the server in the 24-hour diner, the long-haul trucker who only drives at night, the counter person in the convenience store, the dog shift nurse. We recognize the evil when we see it, and we use the skills we honed with blood and fire to stop it, whatever it takes. Unfinished business ties us to the mortal world, to make atonement, find absolution, satisfy retribution, get things right. You won’t find a sorrier group of halfway house heroes. No illusions left—about ourselves, humanity, or what’s really out there in the darkness. Just a purpose, to go down fighting the good fight. Because this is our last chance. One final chance to make it right, the thin red line of humanity against the evil that ...
Regina, trained to find the dregs of humanity, trained to kill, is forced into vacation because her peers are getting murdered. At first, the massive cruise vessel she chooses as her resort destination seems...tolerable, and then, in the span of a few hours, everyone disappears, thousands of passengers vanish. As Regina explores the ship, not only does she discover pile after pile of clothing and no bodies, she finds a fear not felt for years. Although she cannot know for certain something is there, an ominous orange light appearing out of nowhere leaves little doubt some unseen thing hunts her. And all that is just the beginning. It is a time of restricted space travel so enforced that almost nobody can veer off course, but nobody knows why. They're about to find out. Get ready for a Sci-Fi/Paranormal/Thriller roller coaster ride.
A cocky, wise-cracking, commercial airline pilot has a surreptitious, life-long relationship with the apparition of a dead relative, killed decades earlier in a military plane crash. When the apparition urges the pilot to solve the mystery of that crash, government censorship and stonewalling ensues, eventually surmounted by confidential information provided by entities disguised as the pilot’s dead relative and murdered comrades.
When corporate spy Colin O’Neill receives a personal invitation from his target’s CEO to join an elite high stakes game, he fears his cover blown. But Katarina Habsburg’s interest in him is superseded by deadly intrigues with her partners and she’s forced to focus on her own survival. With his time running out, Colin must choose between finishing his mission and making his escape before the game's end in this chilling tale of industrial espionage.
Amy and Katie discover the startling truth of who is behind the attacks and decide to go on the offensive. Strange alliances lead to violent death as they seek to overcome the most formidable enemy they have yet to face. An old ally resurfaces, yet everyone seems to have their own agenda, which leads to constant conflict where no one can be trusted, as they take on forces more sinister and powerful than ever before when they race to rescue their friends. This adrenaline-fueled continuation of 'the CULL' series sees Amy and Katie propelled into the very heart of their enemies' domain and bring about events that will change them forever.
What if you had the memories of 110 people stuffed into your brain? How would you know who you really are? The passengers of flight 2164 all lose their memories except Brian; he not only maintains his own memories, but gains everyone else’s that was on the plane. Brian begins remembering the other passenger’s lives, and soon finds himself unable to separate his memories from theirs. Intense flashbacks, disjointed personalities and often violent outbursts puts a strain on Brian's relationship with his fiancée, Brenda. They will have to trust the neuroscientist, Marci, whose experimental technology could restore Brian’s memories, and the life Brenda and Brian once had. As Brenda and Marci race against time to untangle Brian’s memories from those of the other passengers, they discover secrets Brian hid about his past. Brenda will have to decide if some memories are best forgotten, and can she still love who Brian really is?
Former ADA Alastair Maddox pursues Prohibition Chicago’s most dangerous monsters after witnessing the deaths of his parents and grandparents as a boy. When a former colleague in Chicago PD comes to ask Alastair for help, he comes face to face with the mysterious Alexandra DeLane. But something’s off. DeLane is way too calm and her eyes are the color of blood. After she escapes, Alastair goes on the hunt only to find himself the prey of an ambitious and mysterious mob boss who plots to have him murdered. The problem? Alastair doesn’t stay dead and comes back as something else. Something more dangerous and straight out of a horror novel.