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Before Sam could tell Wynter how he felt about her, tragedy tore them apart. Twelve years later fate drops Wynter on Sam’s doorstep. She’s widowed, desperately broke, and very pregnant. Sam has spent his entire adult life trying to forget Wynter, and here she was, ready to collect on a promise he’d made when he was young and in love. His sense of honor dictates that he take her in when she needs him most—it’s only temporary, after all. But living under the same roof quickly leads to old feelings resurfacing. Now the one person he wanted to leave behind is the one person he can’t let go. She knows that seeing her reminds Sam of everything he’d lost, but Wynter has no choice. If she is going to make it back to Scallop Shores to raise her baby, she needs his help. Only she hadn’t counted on the long winter nights or getting reacquainted with a childhood friend she’d loved like a brother—a friend who’s grown into a man she finds herself wanting to get to know on an entirely different level. Delivering Wynter’s baby at home during a fierce snow storm forces Sam to fill in as temporary dad. It’s a role he’d gladly make permanent, but the one place Wynter is determined to raise her daughter is the one place Sam swore he’d never set foot in again. Has he been given a second chance to tell her he loves her only to lose her again? Or is this time for keeps? “The characters in DeCuir’s book have drawn me in…Heartwarming, sexy, and a dash of magical realism makes this book a must-buy.”—Brooke Moss, author of Baby Bump on Drawn to JonahShow more
Marie Brennan returns to the Onyx Court, a fairy city hidden below Queen Victoria's London. Now the Onyx Court faces its greatest challenge. Seven years ago, Eliza's childhood sweetheart vanished from the streets of Whitechapel. No one believed her when she told them that he was stolen away by the faeries. But she hasn't given up the search. It will lead her across London and into the hidden palace that gives refuge to faeries in the mortal world. That refuge is now crumbling, broken by the iron of the underground railway, and the resulting chaos spills over to the streets above. Three centuries of the Onyx Court are about to come to an end. Without the palace's protection, the fae have little choice but to flee. Those who stay have one goal: to find safety in a city that does not welcome them. But what price will the mortals of London pay for that safety?Show more
At first blush, Widdershins is a conventional haunted house story involving an unsuccessful writer, who moves into an empty house in hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and imagination are enhanced by his seclusion, but his art, his only friend, and his sanity are all destroyed in the process ... The story can be read as narrating the gradual possession of the protagonist by a mysterious and possessive feminine spirit, or as a realistic description of a psychotic outbreak culminating in catatonia and murder, told from the psychotic subject's point of view. The precise description of the slow disintegration of the protagonist's mind is terrifying in either case. Included are:"The Beckoning Fair One" read by Stefan Rudnicki"Phantas" read by Paul Boehmer"Rooum" read by Stefan Rudnicki"Benlian" read by Paul Boehmer"The Accident" read by Gabrielle de Cuir "The Lost Thyrsus" read by Rosalyn Landor "Hic Jacet" read by Stefan Rudnicki"The Cigarette Case" read by Paul BoehmerShow more
In this moving, poignant novel by the bestselling author of Birds of America, we share a grown woman's bittersweet nostalgia for the wildness of her youth. The summer Berie was fifteen, she and her best friend, Sils, had jobs at Storyland in upstate New York where Berie sold tickets to see the beautiful Sils portray Cinderella in a strapless evening gown. They spent their breaks smoking, joking, and gossiping. After work they followed their own reckless rules, teasing the fun out of small-town life, sleeping in the family station wagon, and drinking borrowed liquor from old mayonnaise jars. But no matter how wild, they always managed to escape any real danger-until the adoring Berie sees that Sils really does need her help-and then everything changes.Show more
First published serially in Gilman's magazine The Forerunner from 1909-1910, What Diantha Did is the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiancé to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful heroine, Diantha quickly expands her business into an enterprise that includes a maid service, cooked food delivery service, a restaurant, and a hotel. By assigning a cash value to women's "invisible" work, providing a means for the well-being and moral uplift of working girls, and releasing middle-class and leisure-class women from the burden of conventional domestic chores, Diantha proves to her family and community the benefits of professionalized housekeeping. Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known for "The Yellow Wallpaper," her famous 1892 tale of a woman's descent into madness, which is considered an important early work of American feminist literature due to its illustration of the attitudes toward the mental and physical health of women in the nineteenth century. What Diantha Did, Gilman's first novel, provides indispensable insight into Gilman's legacy of social thought.Show more
From two acclaimed experts in the genre, a brand-new volume of supernatural stories showcasing the forgotten female horror writers from 1852-1923 While the nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley may be hailed as the first modern writer of horror, the success of her immortal Frankenstein undoubtedly inspired dozens of female authors who wrote their own evocative, chilling tales. Weird Women, edited by award-winning anthologists Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger, collects some of the finest tales of terror by authors as legendary as Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, alongside works of writers who were the bestsellers and critical favorites of their time-Marie Corelli, Ellen Glasgow, Charlotte Riddell-and lesser known authors who are deserving of contemporary recognition. As railroads, industry, cities, and technology flourished in the mid-nineteenth century, so did stories exploring the horrors they unleashed. This anthology includes ghost stories and tales of haunted houses, as well as mad scientists, werewolves, ancient curses, mummies, psychological terrors, demonic dimensions, and even weird westerns. Curated by Klinger and Morton with an aim to present work that has languished in the shadows, all of these exceptional supernatural stories are sure to surprise, delight, and frighten today's readers.Show more
She was washing dishes when her world began to blur. Chelsea Adams hitched in a breath, her skin pebbling. She knew the dreaded sign all too well. God was pushing a vision into her consciousness. Black dots crowded her sight. She dropped a plate, heard it crack against the porcelain sink. Her fingers fumbled for the faucet. The hiss of water ceased. God, I don't want this. Please! After witnessing a shooting at a convenience store, forensic artist Annie Kingston must draw a composite of the suspect. But before she can begin, she hears that Chelsea Adams wants to meet with her---now. Chelsea Adams---the woman who made national headlines with her visions of murder. And this vision is by far the most chilling. Chelsea and Annie soon find themselves snared in a terrifying battle against time, greed, and a deadly opponent. If they tell the police, will their story be believed? With the web of lies thickening, and lives ultimately at stake, who will know enough to stop the evil?Show more
A standalone novel in the Portland of the Spirit Knights series Portland has a coven problem. Sixteen-year-old Sophie Harris wishes magic could solve all her problems. It created them, after all. It made her a disappointment, a pathetic waste of space in her mom's coven. Every time they pat her on the head for being a good little girl, they push her down a little more. She can't protect herself or help with anything that matters, or so they tell her again and again. Armed with new friends who care more than her family ever has, Sophie plunges into a quest to prove herself worthy to a mother who can't see her as anything but a weak child. One way or another, she's going to try to force her mom to give her the respect her friends want her to believe she deserves. If she's lucky, the dark secrets kept under lock and key by both of Portland's covens won't get in the way. If she's even luckier, they won't get anyone killed. This story takes place after the Spirit Knights series.Show more
The enemy of her enemy is...still her enemy. All Cyn wants is justice. Kolya Kurev murdered her family in cold blood and got away with it. Single-minded in her determination, Cyn becomes the killer she needs to be. Until she meets Lee, a man also deeply wronged by Kurev. Cyn's new problem? Lee. Lee is stealing her revenge and screwing with the carefully carved life she’s made for herself. As if his mere presence and counter-productive ambitions weren’t enough, he’s going to get her caught. The FBI has been on her tail for several years now, but they haven’t even come close to finding her. Cyn has been leaving fake evidence at her crime scenes and counting on the one thing the FBI hasn’t figured out yet: Their most-wanted criminal is just a girl. Vengeance is the first book in the Vendetta Trifecta. While it can be listened to as a stand-alone, be prepared to reach for book two as you finish this oneShow more
They are hunting us. In this sweeping, threaded narrative of the global phenomenon known as the Vampire Wars, mankind is unwittingly infected by a millennia-old bacteria unknowingly exhumed by a scientific expedition in Antarctica. Now, in some rare cases, a person's so-called junk DNA becomes activated. Depending on their racial and ethnic heritage, they begin to manifest one of the many diverse forms of the "others" that are the true basis for the legends of supernatural creatures. These aren't your usual vampires and werewolves-it goes much deeper than that. Conceived by Jonathan Maberry, V Wars features stories from various frontlines as reported by such contributors as Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore, Gregory Frost, John Everson, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson-as well as Maberry himself, of course. The result is a compelling series of tales that creates a unique chronicle of mankind's response to this sudden, hidden threat to humanity.Show more
Untouched by Human Hands consists of thirteen stories of beings who dwell on the strange borders of reality. Some of these stories tell of people you know or of events that might happen—but haven’t yet. Some will take you to the furthermost reaches of the sky and to planets whose names are unknown this side of Arcturus. And some—perhaps the richest and most memorable of these stories—open into the interior of strange minds to reveal the reflection of ourselves. This classic collection consists of the following short stories: “The Monsters,” “Cost of Living,” “The Altar,” “Shape,” “The Impacted Man,” “Untouched by Human Hands,” “The King’s Wishes,” “Warm,” “The Demons,” “Specialist,” “Seventh Victim,” “Ritual,” and “Beside Still Waters.” “Sheckley has long been considered one of the genre’s leading humorists.”—New York Times, praise for the authorShow more
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