Best of
Ghosts

2011

Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter


Josh Gates - 2011
    . . and your journey into both begins here. World adventurer and international monster hunter Josh Gates has careened through nearly 100 countries, investigating frightening myths, chilling cryptozoological legends, and terrifying paranormal phenomena. Now, he invites fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at these breathtaking expeditions. Follow Gates from the inception of the groundbreaking hit show (at the summit of Kilimanjaro) to his hair-raising encounters with dangerous creatures in the most treacherous locations on earth. Among his many adventures, he unearths the flesh-crawling reality of the Mongolian Death Worm, challenges an ancient curse by spending the night in King Tut’s tomb, descends into a centuries-old mine to search for an alien entity in subterranean darkness, pursues ghosts in the radioactive shadow of Chernobyl, and explores sightings of Bigfoot from the leech-infested rain forests of Malaysia to the dizzying heights of the Himalayas. Part journey into the unexplained, part hilarious travelogue, part fascinating look at the making of a reality-based TV show—and featuring never-before-published photographs— this Destination Truth companion takes readers on the supernatural expedition of a lifetime.

For I Have Sinned


Darynda Jones - 2011
    Darynda Jones revisits the sexy, suspenseful world of supernatural shenanigans she created in her Grave series with For I Have Sinned.  In this Charley Davidson story, Charley helps a woman find out how she died and gives her the closure she needs to pass through to the other side.

Belonging


Kelley Armstrong - 2011
    Written in Derek's POV.

The Thirteen Ghosts


Geronimo Stilton - 2011
    There they meet Bobby Squeakspeare, a descendent of the famouse writer, William Squeakspeare. Will the spooky rooms and ghosts they find inside the mansion be friendly--or frightening?

Penmort Castle


Kristen Ashley - 2011
    So he hires her. Abigail Butler has lost nearly everything in her life and she’s about to lose the home she loves. Cash meets Abby, who is posing as a paid escort, and the minute he does he knows he’s willing to pay for more than Abby being his pretend girlfriend. A lot more. Abby needs the money or the last thing that links her to her dead family and husband will be gone. The deal is struck but both Cash and Abby get more than they bargained for. Cash realises very quickly that Abby isn’t what she seems and while he changes strategies, Abby discovers that Cash’s legacy, Penmort Castle, is like all the tales say – very, very haunted. Making matters worse, the ghost in residence wants her dead. Abby’s found herself in the battle of her life so she enlists Mrs. Truman, her nosy neighbour; Jenny, her no-nonsense friend; Cassandra McNabb, white witch and clairvoyant with a penchant for wearing scarves (and lots of them); and Angus McPherson, dyed-in-the-wool Scot (which means he hunts ghosts in a kilt) to fight the vicious ghost who has vowed that she will rest at nothing to kill the true, abiding love of the master of Penmort.

Grey: The Balance: Book One


Nick Shamhart - 2011
    Too often life is viewed in terms of good and evil, black or white, and the balance point tipping in either direction is ignored. Why should the afterlife be any different? We are given a choice when we die to move on to the Source, stay on earth and slowly evolve into more of what we were (good people become angels and bad people become demons), or a chosen few can work to keep the Balance between them. The title character Grey is such a warrior who works to maintain that balance. He wishes to retire by moving onto the next phase of existence (the Source), so he needs to train a replacement. Grey recruits Pete to learn how to destroy demons and when necessary smack angels around to keep them in line. With help from an eclectic crew of other metaphysical “policemen and women, like the no nonsense Raven,” Grey and Pete stop the biblical demon Legion from destroying a small town in Illinois, setting off a chain reaction that could upset the balance in this supernatural buddy cop comedy.The novel is written in two styles. Each chapter begins in a soliloquy from the title character Grey, where he tells pieces of his back-story intertwined with philosophical muses in his western argot that pertain to the subsequent chapter. Said chapter is then told in a third person narrative.

Truth or Dare


P.J. Night - 2011
    The only people who know her secret are her friends at the sleepover—and whoever sent her a text message in the middle of the night warning her to stay away from Jake…or else! But Abby isn’t going to stay away from Jake, especially not after he asks her to the school dance. As the night of the dance comes closer, some very creepy things start happening to Abby. Someone definitely wants to keep her away from Jake. Is it a jealous classmate or, as Abby begins to suspect, could it be a ghost?

Home


Stacia Kane - 2011
    What she isn't used to is having suburban housewives refusing to acknowledge the presence of ghosts in their homes. There are lots of reasons why someone might harbor a spirit, and none of them are good.At least Chess has Terrible on her side. But things are never as black and white as they seem, especially not when love is involved, and Chess finds herself making a decision she never thought she'd make.

Circle of Secrets


Kimberley Griffiths Little - 2011
    But with her dad leaving the country for work, it turns out she doesn't have a choice: Shelby has to move back into her mamma's house, deep in the heart of the Louisiana bayou. Her new classmates tease and torment her, so Shelby's relieved to finally find a friend in Gwen, a mysterious girl who lives alone on the bayou. But Shelby can't help wondering if Gwen has something to do with the puzzling messages she finds hidden in the blue bottle tree behind her house. The only person who might be able to explain is her mamma -- but Shelby's not ready to ask. Not yet. It may take a brush with something from the beyond to help Shelby see that the power to put her own ghosts to rest is within her reach. Kimberley Griffiths Little's haunting and powerful tale brings one girl's attempt to grapple with family, friendship, and forgiveness to beautiful, vivid life.

First Grave on the Right


Darynda Jones - 2011
    Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. But what does he want with Charley? And why can't she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?With scorching-hot tension and high-octane humor, First Grave on the Right is your signpost to paranormal suspense of the highest order.

The Benson


Karina Halle - 2011
    It occurs between books #2 (Red Fox) and #3 (Dead Sky Morning) and is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the EIT series.

Wraith


Edie Claire - 2011
    Until she saw him... Sixteen-year-old Kali has always seen two sets of people: those living now, and those who lived before. But on her spring break in Hawaii, she is suddenly surrounded by more shadows than ever. Including one who, unlike the others, can see her too. Zane remembers nothing besides surfing the monster waves of Oahu's North Shore. He doesn't even know how, or when, he died. He only knows that Kali's "gift" could be his last chance to find the light--before the mysteries of his past plunge them both into darkness...

The Survival of the Soul


Lisa Williams - 2011
    In this amazingly insightful book by medium/clairvoyant Lisa Williams, evidence of the afterlife is explored. Through various channels such as meditation, psychic readings, communication with her Spirit Guide, and a personal near-death experience, Lisa delves into the journey of the soul, discusses the different stages of the afterlife, and reveals what life is really like on the other side. This book addresses the myriad questions many of us have surrounding this subject, especially if we’ve gone through the painful experience of having lost loved ones. Lisa provides a reassuring glimpse into this fascinating topic by exploring the pathway to the afterlife and then to reincarnation; with the realization that death is not final, but rather a transition into the world beyond; a place that should be honored, not feared.

Never Letting Go: Heal Grief with Help from the Other Side


Mark Anthony - 2011
    This uplifting book will guide you on your journey through grief and inspire you with evidence of the afterlife.A practicing lawyer for over two decades, Mark Anthony is also a gifted medium who has worked with thousands of clients. He shares incredible true stories of contact with spirits and their enduring messages of forgiveness, gratitude, and acceptance. Even more remarkable, you will be able to recognize and make contact with the spirits of your loved ones.Compelling, comforting, and inspiring for those of all backgrounds and faiths, Never Letting Go offers true healing through messages of hope from the Other Side.Watch Mark Anthony discuss Never Letting Go here.Praise: "This deep, emotionally touching book is destined to become a metaphysical classic."--Joyce Keller, author of Seven Steps to Heaven"An enlightening journey through coping with grief and discovering spiritual renewal. I highly recommend this book!"--Jeffrey A. Wands, author of Another Door Opens

A Gift of Ghosts


Sarah Wynde - 2011
    And ghosts. All the logic and reason in the world can't protect her from the truth-she can see and communicate with spirits. But Akira is sure that her ability is just a genetic quirk and the ghosts she encounters simply leftover electromagnetic energy. Dangerous electromagnetic energy. Zane Latimer believes in telepathy, precognition, auras, and that playing Halo with your employees is an excellent management technique. He also thinks that maybe, just maybe, Akira can help his family get in touch with their lost loved ones. But will Akira ever be able to face her fears and accept her gift? Or will Zane's relatives be trapped between life and death forever?

Connected


Jolyn Palliata - 2011
    Can she help him move on to the other side, or will he end up finding the love of his life…after his has already ended?

Grave Sight Part 2


Charlaine Harris - 2011
    Harper and her step-brother, Tolliver Lang, have just completed a job in Sarne, Arkansas, but that doesn't mean their work is done. More people are turning up dead, and Harper might just be falling for the town's deputy, a handsome, rugged man whose wife died under mysterious circumstances... Grave Sight Part 2 features 44-pages of story and art, with the balance consisting of bonus and behind-the-scenes material.

Scary School


Derek The Ghost - 2011
    Fang, an 850-year-old vampireDr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recessMr. Snakeskin—science class is so much more fun when it's taught by someone who's half zombieMrs. T—break the rules and spend your detention with a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex!PlusGargoyles, goblins, and Frankenstein's monster on the looseThe world's most frighteningly delicious school lunchAndThe narrator's an eleven-year-old ghost!Join Charles "New Kid" Nukid as he makes some very Scary friends—including Petunia, Johnny, and Peter the Wolf—and figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky!

The Deepest Cut


J.A. Templeton - 2011
    Guilt-ridden over the belief that she’s somehow responsible for her mom’s death, Riley is desperate to see her mother’s elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness. When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley’s falling hard for Ian. Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she’s not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn’t complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she’ll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.

Ghost on Black Mountain


Ann Hite - 2011
    THEY’RE LOST FOREVER. Nellie Clay married Hobbs Pritchard without even noticing he was a spell conjured into a man, a walking, talking ghost story. But her mama knew. She saw it in her tea leaves: death. Folks told Nellie to get off the mountain while she could, to go back home before it was too late. Hobbs wasn’t nothing but trouble. He’d even killed a man. No telling what else. That mountain was haunted, and soon enough, Nellie would feel it too. One way or another, Hobbs would get what was coming to him. The ghosts would see to that. . . . Told in the stunning voices of five women whose lives are inextricably bound when a murder takes place in rural Depression-era North Carolina, Ann Hite’s unforgettable debut spans generations and conjures the best of Southern folk-lore—mystery, spirits, hoodoo, and the incomparable beauty of the Appalachian landscape.

Night Journey


Goldie Browning - 2011
    Her soul is catapulted backward in time to 1938, where she meets Ivy and Harry—a Depression Era Romeo and Juliet—who will someday become Zan’s grandparents. Night Journey is an eerie tale of ghosts who weave in and out of life, past and present, from fact to fiction.

Ghost Files: The Collected Cases from Ghost Hunting and Seeking Spirits


Jason Hawes - 2011
    From their never-seen-on-television adventures as budding paranormal investigators to the behind-the-scenes accounts of heart-pounding supernatural encounters featured on their popular show, these fascinating and frightening real life tales will keep you up at night!

A Forever Kind of Love


Mona Ingram - 2011
    To make matters worse she’s attracted to Jason, the practical but appealing rancher next door. He’s brash, confident, and very easy on the eyes.In spite of a bitter breakup with a girl from the city, Jason finds himself falling for Charlie. As the attraction deepens, Charlie learns that her ancestor Charlotte suffered heartbreak right here on the family farm, and she vows to help re-unite Charlotte with the man she’s never stopped loving. A practical man, Jason wants to believe in Charlie’s quest, but he can’t. Can the two lovers from the past prove to Charlie and Jason that love is forever? A delightful modern romance with gentle, ghostly elements.

The Phantom Pilot


Ann Swann - 2011
    The phantom pilot even seems to have some strange attachment to Jase's rescued dog, Lady. Jase doesn't know where to turn until he sees a girl named Stevie entering the local "haunted" house, alone. He believes she is the only one who may be brave enough to help him. But will they be able to communicate with the pilot to find out what he wants? Or will Jase remain "haunted" for the rest of his life?

Red Wine


A.L. Kay - 2011
    In the short story, "Red Wine", you dive into the mind of a psychotic lovers dark revenge.In "Ginn Hunter", the hunter becomes the hunted when Seth Fautuex seeks revenge."Leela": Orphaned and alone, a girl must triumph against an insidious creature shrouded in myth."Birth of a Vampire" takes you deep into the mind of girl who is broken, but about to be reborn, bathed in blood.

The Grief Frequency


Kealan Patrick Burke - 2011
    But in the dark, he realizes that the dead are never very far away. Not when there are secrets yet to be uncovered. Because Paul hasn't lost everything. Not yet. And as he struggles to separate dreams from reality, he is forced to answer the ultimate question: How far would you go to get back those you've lost?

Dark Corners


Liz Schulte - 2011
    Waiting. Her husband's violent murder sent her spiraling into a world of grief and isolation, but Ella isn't alone. Who or what is responsible for her husband's death is still with her. Darkness has engulfed the past year of Ella's life. Everyday reality slips a little more between her fingers as she struggles to break free from her memories. She must look deeper into her past as well as the present to discover truth of her husband's homicide. A string of uncanny events takes place and practical explanations run thin as Ella follows the terrifying road to closure. As the past and present come to a head, Ella must decipher who or what the murderer is before it takes her as well.

Vanished


Tom Upton - 2011
    With the aid her new-found friend, boyfriend wannabe, Jack Kilgore, they start on a journey that ends up out of this universe.

13 Tales of the Paranormal


J.S. Wilsoncroft - 2011
    Wilsoncroft, J.B. Sullivan, Jana Boskey, Susan Harris, Roy Hudson, Stephen De Marino, Rebecca Nolan, Jo-Anne McLeary, Caitlin McColl, Dawn Kirby, and Stephanie Greenhalgh bring you 13 Tales of the Paranormal! The chills are creeping up your neck, the unknown watch you from a breath away, and the long dead seem closer than ever…In the modern age, our five senses are constantly bombarded by the world around us: flashing screens, loud noises, barking, yelling, horn honking, billboards, bustling crowds, arrogant bosses, and the constant hustle of a busy schedule. It's hard to even think of having a moment alone.But it is when we are alone, that our sixth sense has a chance to surface. I invite you to take a moment, or two, for yourself to sit down, dim the lights and spend some time with the strange and the weird. Sift through some stories that will have you looking into dark corners, listening to the creeks of the floor, and wondering if the movement of your curtain is the work of something other than a breeze.

The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head


Sue Copsey - 2011
     What is the secret of the haunted room? What is the shadowy form that lurks out on the headland? And why do Joe and his friend Eddie keep ending up THIS close to becoming ghosts themselves? Should they tell the parents, run away home and spend the rest of the holidays on the PlayStation? Or should they turn ghost-busting detectives and attempt to solve the mystery? With the help of the local museum boss and a national TV crew, the boys set out to uncover the secrets of the ghosts of Young Nick’s Head. Can they crack a mystery that has remained unsolved for more than 100 years? The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head is a spooky adventure story for children aged 8–12.

The Camera Guy


Richard Goodship - 2011
    His ability to see the spirits of the victims at his crime scenes gave him an edge, but it kept him isolated from his fellow Officers and gave him the reputation of being a 'Nutbar' on the force.Bill could live with this. He could even live with the family of ghosts that haunted his apartment, the loss of his friends and religion and the estrangement of his daughter, Eryn.What Bill couldn't live with was the Demon that came to town hungry for those spirits.And his own.

The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon


Aaron Blabey - 2011
    The ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon haunts their every waking hour and they've had enough! But then one day, the brave and practical young Herbert Kettle has the most extraordinary idea . . .

Ghost Light


LeeAnne Hansen - 2011
    Fiona is all too happy to be stranded with Patrick, her brooding co-star in this strange village, until his caddish brother enters the picture and complicates everything. Set in the 1920’s, this chilling romance is entangled with twisted family secrets, murder and one, very persistent ghost

Justice For Emily


Sandy Wolters - 2011
    She is a City of Phoenix Homicide Detective that is trying to deal with the freak show her life has become.Three days ago, she was sitting in a hospital room with a man that had just murdered his three small children because he was angry his wife had left him. After making the arrest, she let the perpetrator know that when he got out of prison she was coming after him. He would not be able to hide from her. She left the hospital, went back to work and quit on the spot.After a great deal of persuading, her captain convinced her that an indefinite leave of absence was in order instead of quitting. She went home, packed her bags and jumped in the car. With no destination in mind, she just drove.Rachael found herself on the side of the road, unsure of where she was and on the phone with her partner. All she wanted to do was run as fast and as far as she could from the image of those three small babies with bullets in their bodies.Officer Patrick Sheehan pulls in front of Rachael while she is bent over the hood of her car looking at a map. He overhears the conversation between Rachael and her partner and thanks fate for dropping a homicide detective right in his lap. His good friend, Emily, was murdered just days ago and Patrick knows who killed her, her husband and his boss, the Chief of Police of Brownwood, Texas.Boyd Campbell has taken extreme measures to cover up his wife's murder but Patrick is going to do everything in his power to put this monster away. He doesn't care what he has to do or say to get this cop to stay and work this case. He needs her help and she is just going to have to deal with it. She could just blame fate for bringing her here when he needed her expertise. After all, the only important thing at the moment is getting Justice For Emily.

Be Still, My Love


Deborah J. Hughes - 2011
    Unable to move on with her life, she takes a healing vacation to a haunted resort on the coast of Maine. Her arrival triggers a spike in paranormal activity and the return of her spiritual connection.As the spirits of two young lovers reach out to her, Tess soon finds herself in the middle of much more than a tragic love story. Why are they afraid and why are they warning her away? Personal doubts, skeptics, a growing sense of menace and a distracting attraction to another guest will not stop her from uncovering the resort's secrets.

Rhapsody for Piano and Ghost


Z.A. Maxfield - 2011
    His mother’s out of town, his piano teachers have backed off, and he gets to spend time at a school where he only has to be adequate for an entire year before all his responsibilities comes crashing back in again. With this freedom comes the realization that he’s lonely, but his first attempt at dating goes horribly awry.Fitz’s new -- but possibly imaginary -- friends, Julian and Serge, want to help him find happiness. His used-to-be-stepbrother Ari Scheffield wants to help him gain confidence and a little much-needed cool. His housekeeper Marguerite wants to keep fowl in the back yard for butchering because duck confit is expensive and she has pillows to re-stuff. And his possible new boyfriend Garrett wants to prove he didn’t mean for their first date to end with Fitz lying unconscious in a dumpster.All Fitz wants is someone who cares about him, and suddenly there seems to be a glut. How’s a shy guy to know what’s real when he’s confronted by crazy ghosts, a less than truthful boyfriend, and relatives with hidden motives? It's a Rhapsody For Piano And Ghost.

Semper Audacia


M. Pax - 2011
    Military. The end of two worlds. Novelette. 13,200 words. Alone. Leda is the last living member of the brigade, the sole defender of her world. War took everyone she knew, leaving her in the company of memories and ghosts. Or is it madness? The siren blares. The enemy is coming. Or is it? The approaching vessel isn't a friendly design, but it answers with the correct code. Leda must figure out whether the arrival is reinforcements or the final assault. In an aging flyer, she ventures out to meet her world's fate, the final stand. A little taste of military space opera.

Restless Spirits


Jean Marie Bauhaus - 2011
    At least, that’s what she comes to realize soon after waking up in the mysterious house she had come to investigate. A paranormal investigator by trade, Ron now finds herself investigating her own death with the help of a handful of helpful friendly ghosts -- and one who’s just a pain in the rear-end. Unfortunately, being dead doesn’t keep Ron from noticing that he also possesses quite the nice rear-end or from tingling in ways that almost make her feel alive whenever he’s near…. As if unwanted afterlife crushes weren’t bad enough, Ron soon discovers that she and her fellow ghosts aren’t the house’s only inhabitants. They’re all at the mercy of an entity named Sarah, who looks like a cute and innocent kid, but is in fact the reason each and every one of them died. Now Sarah keeps them prisoner and makes them her playthings, until she gets tired of them and… well, it turns out you can kill someone who’s already dead. Or at least Sarah can. With the help of her still-living sister, a psychic medium who can talk to the dead, Ron and her ghostly housemates must unlock all of the mysteries that the house has to offer and find the way to defeat Sarah once and for all. Only then will they be free to move on to the other side. But is Ron really ready to go, especially now that she knows there’s a lot of living to do after death?

Persistence of Memory / Token of Darkness


Amelia Atwater-Rhodes - 2011
    But Erin has more to worry about than passing AP Chemistry or making friends. In times of stress, she has always been overcome by her alter ego, Shevaun, whose violent behaviour wreaks havoc on those around her. Erin can never remember anything about those episodes, and she’s grateful to have been spared them for a while.But when a protective friend comes back into Erin’s life, he insists that Shevaun is a vampire who actually exists apart from Erin. Shevaun has dangerous allies, like the handsome witch Adjila - and they’re determined to sever Shevaun’s connection to Erin once and for all.In TOKEN OF DARKNESS, Cooper Blake has everything going for him - until he wakes after a car accident with his football career in ruins and a mysterious, attractive girl by his side. Cooper doesn’t know how Samantha got there or why he can see her; all he knows is that she’s a ghost, and the shadows that surround her seem intent on destroying her.No one from Cooper’s old life would understand what he can barely grasp himself . . . But Delilah, the captain of the cheerleading squad, has secrets of her own, like her ability to see beyond the physical world, and her tangled history with Brent, a loner from a neighbouring school who can hear strangers’ most intimate thoughs. Delilah and Brent know that Cooper is in more trouble than he realises, and that Samantha may not be as innocent as she has led Cooper to believe. But the only way to figure out where Samantha came from will put them all in more danger than they ever dreamed possible.

천년구미호 [Cheonnyeon Kumiho]


Giryang - 2011
    The undeveloped mountain isn't protected with a green belt nor is it a site of environmental conservation. The avoided, prohibited forest... With the dismal atmosphere and the rumors that whisper about the spirits, let it to be called Spirit Mountain. On the mountain there's a house, a famed house of mediums that shows off their long glorious history of their heritage. Hence, it was once called Medium Mountain. But once, a long time ago, they said a Ninetails lived there... And was known as the Fox Mountain. But now, 20 years later, a dark aura covered this isolated place...세습무의 운명을 가진 소녀와 천년의 속박에서 벗어나기 위한 구미호이야기

The Cards of Life and Death


Colleen Gleason - 2011
    When her crazy Aunt Belinda dies, leaving her a big old house in Maine along with a box of Tarot cards, Diana takes the opportunity for a summer get-away away from the rat-race of Boston and the painful memories there.She doesn’t expect to meet up with Ethan Tannock, the handsome neighbor next door who seems to be some sort of eccentric ghost-buster—along with his big, black Labrador Retriever. But when the old house becomes the scene of vandalism and a number of break-ins, and it begins to appear as if Aunt Belinda’s death was not as it seemed, Diana finds that life isn’t always black and white and filled with logic.And then there are Aunt Belinda’s Tarot cards...which seem to be trying to tell her something from beyond the grave.In the tradition of Barbara Michaels and Mary Stewart comes a new take on a modern gothic by bestselling author Colleen Gleason.

Hunted


Adam Slater - 2011
    Creatures gather, anxiously waiting to cross the divide, to bring death and destruction from their world to ours. This time is called The Shadowing.Callum Scott has always known that there is a supernatural world out there—he’s seen ghosts for as long as he can remember. Lately, he’s had visions of children being brutally murdered by a terrifying creature. Then the visions start coming true, and Callum realizes that he’s being hunted, too. Driven by a dark destiny, he must stand against the demons that threaten our world. And The Shadowing is almost here. . . .

Forever Freaky


Tom Upton - 2011
    With the aid her new-found friend, boyfriend wannabe, Jack Kilgore, she starts on a journey that ends up out of this universe.Freaky Jules (Pants on Fire)High school athletes are inexplicably bursting into flames.While Julia (Jules) Dundee struggles with her strange life, and the paranormal abilities that torment her, she gets caught up in the mysterious occurrences of athletes suddenly bursting into flames. The authorities believe the answer lies in the chemical make-up of uniforms, while Jules knows the truth, which has emerged from her murky past.

Story Orgy Presents And The Prompt Is


Em Woods - 2011
    Each story is complete and stands alone. Table of ContentsPicking Up Quinn…………………....………Em Woods new car - wrecker driver - baseball -- Beverly SmithFinding Pleasure…………………………...........JR Boyd satin sheet - EMT - hospital -- Beverly Smith Farewell…………………………………..Havan Fellows a grandmother - a cemetery - a tombstone -- Jambrea Jo Jones The Old Soda Shop…………...……………….Lee Brazil old roommate - an old fashion soda shop - a red ribbon -- Jambrea Jo Jones With This Ring…………………………..Hank Edwards bell boy - Ritz Carlton Hotel - cock ring -- Denise Vega

Ghost Story


Tabitha Freeman - 2011
    My name is Eleanor Alba Benedict. I am very intelligent and studious, and I like to keep things clean and organized. I’m shy and the only thing close to a sport that I can do is ballet. My parents were so wealthy that I’ve never had to work a day in my life while in high school, which gave me ample time to focus on my academic grades, community volunteer work, and almost non-existent social life. I am ordinary.At the end of the day, not a lot separates life from death. My name is Eleanor Alba Benedict. My parents died in an untimely plane crash and left me to inherit a cold manor in Scotland. I, along with my little brother, Socrates, had to uproot all we’ve ever known and move to this unknown place. We are surrounded by frightening, unexplainable things. I am no longer ordinary.

Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers, Vol. 1


Tracy L. Carbone - 2011
    Contributors include Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, Holly Newstein & Glenn Chadbourne, LL Soares, Trisha Wooldridge, Kurt Newton, and more. The anthology features 26 stories and poems from the delightfully scary to the deeply macabre. Epitaphs, edited by author Tracy L. Carbone, includes an introduction by award-winning author and publisher Peter Crowther, as well as a cover by Danny Evarts. The table of contents in this chilling anthology is as follows: Perfect Witness - Rick Hautala To Sleep, Perchance to Die - Jeffrey C. Pettengill The Christopher Chair - Paul McMahon A Case of the Quiets - Kurt Newton Build-a-Zombie - Scott T. Goudsward Not an Ulcer - John Goodrich The Possessor Worm - B. Adrian White Make a Choice - John McIlveen The Death Room - Michael Allen Todd Stoney's Boneyard - Holly Newstein & Glenn Chadbourne Kali's Promise - Trisha J. Wooldridge The Sequel - David Bernard Malfeasance - David North-Martino Private Beach - Stacey Longo All Aboard - Christopher Golden Holiday House - LL Soares Lines at a Wake - Steven Withrow A Deeper Kind of Cold - K. Allen Wood Alone - P. Gardner Goldsmith Pandora's Box - Roxanne Dent Chuck the Magic Man Says I Can - Michael Arruda Burial Board - TT Zuma Windblown Shutter - John Grover Cheryl Takes a Trip - Stephen Dorato The Legend of Wormley Farm - Philip Roberts Church of Thunder and Lightening - Peter N. Dudar

Monsters of L.A.


Lisa Morton - 2011
    Hyde, the Phantom, the Hunchback...they're all here, the ones you grew up watching on the silver screen. But these monsters aren't lumbering across a fog-shrouded moor or clambering along the ramparts of a Gothic castle; no, they're here, in sunny modern-day Southern California, in places you know and may have visited. That homeless vet with the rebuilt leg lounging before the liquor store in Santa Monica - could that be Frankenstein's monster? The eerie host making promises at the end of an Orange County amusement park ride - is he really the Devil? Some of these monsters you might recognize instantly - it's hard to disguise a Giant Monster, after all - but you'll never know what to expect in these stories that range from black humor to the farthest extremes of extreme fiction.Each of these twenty never-before-published tales is also accompanied by a brief essay talking about how the story was written, providing some fascinating insight into both the mythology behind the monsters, and the history of Southern California. Before this book is over, you might agree that Los Angeles is really one of the darkest places on earth.

Ghost Island


Bonnie Hearn Hill - 2011
    Now, she is stranded with the other students on an island off the coast of California. Far away from her foster home and her heartbreak, Livia finds Aaron, the perfect love. But the only way they can be together is in her dreams. The other students are having tempting dreams of their own, and Livia begins to realize that the storm has blown in more than rain. Is Aaron flesh or spirit? Can he come to her world, or will he pull her into his? Together, they explore the blurred territory between love and illusion on a dangerous journey that will force Livia to make the most important decision of her life.

Ghosts Can Bleed


Tracie McBride - 2011
    Be warned: Ghosts Can Bleed... but it's not just the blood you should be worried about... Last Chance To See - what if you had a chance to attend your own funeral? A reincarnation facility offers this opportunity, but you won't be quite as your family remembered... House Arrest - Angela misses the social event of the year when she realises that there's no place like home- and no dietary aid in the world like it, dahlings! Baptism - Brother Tomas is the fourth friar to visit the island of Koreka with a holy mission: to save the immortal souls of the mermaids who live there. But the mermaids have an unholy baptism of their own to offer... Killing A Goddess - The Goddess demands a sacrifice, and Laura is a willing volunteer. It is a great honour for the five young men chosen to assist in the ritual. But do they really know what they are letting themselves in for? Ghosts Can Bleed - Maurice knows, because he is one... DreamCatcher - will prevent bad dreams coming through to you. But what do you do with the nightmares that are caught in it? What if you could return them to their owners? Rush Hour - Virgil retreads Dante's Inferno, twenty-first century style. Wasps, tornadoes and dirty nappies block his path - and that's before the motorway... Marked - being scarred by lightning is like being touched by the hand of God. This divine spark is essential, because only the Marked can see the creatures that hunger for us... Blue Screen of Death - Sara's dead. Again. With Heaven's computer system failing, and God on holiday, it'll take a genius hacker to fix it. Problem is, he's not on Heaven's database... Diagnosis - all aspects of human health can be scientifically measured, analysed and assessed. But there's one measure Dr Chad has neglected to notice... By turns terrifying, darkly comic, surreal and stomach-churning, these forty one stories and poems from award-winning author Tracie McBride open the veins of the world to show humanity in a different - and much darker - light.

Ameca J and the Legacy of Menindus


Paul Xavier Jones - 2011
    Teenage life seems vastly unfair to fourteen year old Ameca or Ameca J, as she prefers to be called always being pressured by her Dad to watch out for her stupid and annoying ten year old sister, Fraya. But when the girls are mysteriously transported by The Spirit to a dangerously different world populated by mediaeval Men, noble Elves, magnificent Dragons, and savage creatures, Ameca s whole perspective has to change and change quickly if they are to escape the clutches of an evil entity known as the Scelestus, who wants them for the magical powers they did not even know they possessed. Their stressed out and overworked father, Paul is summoned by The Spirit to join his daughters in the mythical land of Mythrania, where he learns that they are the One, the Flame and the Flower . They are the heirs to the legendary High Magi, Menindus, who foretold of their coming to save this world and their own...But this is no fairytale; the dark entity known as the Scelestus has a plan to harness the power of the universe and to completely dominate all life...... Can Ameca and her family stop the Scelestus, and prevent a catastrophe that would see the enslavement of countless worlds, as well as the destruction of their own...?Look out evil...here come the girls.AMECA J AND THE LEGACY OF MENINDUS - Part I of the Ameca J Chronicles - releasing 10/09/12AMECA J AND THE REVENGE OF REX-ULTAR - Part II of the Ameca J Chronicles - releasing 12/13/12AMECA J AND THE DEMON GOD OF MYTHRANIA - Part III of the Ameca J Chronicles - releasing early 2013

Quiet Houses


Simon Kurt Unsworth - 2011
    IT IS THEIR RESIDENTS WHO ARE SCREAMING... "No-one could be that unhappy and be alive..." A chambermaid's seemingly innocent request is granted, an act of kindness that has dire consequences for the guest at THE ELMS, MORECAMBE. Human despair has a power of its own after death, and it is contagious... "I wish I had been right; I wish that it had been a man, or death alone, that had found her..." An unearthly light in an abandoned bungalow resolves the mystery of a missing child, but no human force has taken her. An entity that fishes for children is in THE MERRY HOUSE, SCALE HALL. But will it remain there? "Go beyond the graves, and they will come to you." An invitation to a clifftop graveyard leads to a harrowing chase by burrowing things that remain unseen, their hunger unknown and never satisfied, BEYOND ST PATRICK'S CHAPEL. "The great delight in being part of the Save Our Shit crew was that sometimes they could persuade those designers of the present and the future to save or incorporate the past into their designs." There is no need in THE OCEAN GRAND, NW COAST, because the original artists created a living work of art for the hotel. Art that celebrates the triumph of the natural world over the man-made. A life force that transcends - and brings death... "Something white came out. Something white, screaming and screaming..." Homes fit for heroes, they were promised after the Great War. They were given something else in THE TEMPLE OF RELIEF AND EASE. There is a hidden agenda to paranormal researcher Richard Nakata's investigations into these houses. A commission that witnesses cattle lowing in the cowsheds of STACK'S FARM long after they've been slaughtered, and a reckoning in the showhouse of 24 GLASSHOUSE, as he and his colleagues pay the price for creating their own ghost... Simon Kurt Unsworth reinvents the classic English ghost story with a portmanteau collection that takes the haunted house genre and makes it scream...quietly. Because the most terrifying screams are the silent ones. "A major new talent in the horror genre." - Pete Tennant

Devil's Sonata


Elizabeth Edmondson - 2011
    from an internationally renowned author.This haunting tale follows two cursed families in a saga of romance, black magic, and music set in an ancient abbey where the lines between the past 500 years and the present are blurred into oblivion. The handsome, mysteriously compelling owner of Beauregard Abbey, Nicholas Beauregard, must help Zuleika Rathbone as she traces the path of a murderous ancestor, rousing an unimaginable evil centered around a mystical violin. An unlikely romance amidst the havoc wreaked by practitioners of the dark arts takes the reader deep into the thrilling world of the occult.

Maggie Mae


Sandy Wolters - 2011
    It's all she has left of him. She has her friends, but has turned her back on the world and any possibility of spending her life with another man.Five years after Jimmy's tragic death, Maggie's world is once again turned upside down when the last hold she has to her husband, their home, is destroyed. Maggie is thrown into the path of a man, the only man, that can bring her back to life. Elk Bend Chief of Police Michael Rogers is there to help her pick up the pieces and move on.Rafferty, a close friend, has loved Maggie for years. He has been waiting for her to get over the loss of her husband and knows that in time she will be with him.Rafferty has inserted himself into Maggie's life so deeply that she doesn't see his obsessive behavior. She doesn't realize that she has been stalked by Rafferty even before the death of her husband, or the danger that Rafferty represents to her. Maggie is his and he will do whatever he has to in order to keep her.Will Maggie be able to start a new life with Michael? Or will she be so consumed with the fear of losing him that she is paralyzed to move forward with her new life?Will Rafferty have the power over Maggie to extinguish any feelings she has for Michael? Or will he destroy her trying to wrestle her away from her fate with another man?This book will make the readers weep uncontrollably when they read about the tragic murder of Maggie's husband, Jimmy, and laugh with the interations of Maggie and her friends. They will take a journey into the life of the characters that will make them escape and feel the wonder of love transcending death.

Between


Jessica Warman - 2011
    A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between. As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she will find that no one around her, least of all Liz herself, was perfect-or innocent. Critically acclaimed author Jessica Warman brings readers along on a roller-coaster ride of a mystery, one that is also a heartbreaking character study, a touching romance, and ultimately a hopeful tale of redemption, love, and letting go.

Ancestors & Angels


Jane L. Cranmer - 2011
    Viewed through the eyes of Jane a very sceptical psychic, who frequently found the joke was on her. Angels, Spirits, Ghosts, Premonitions, Prophetic Dreams, and Psychic Pets. A tale that will uplift and inspire the reader, while at times send shivers down their spine. Who knew the paranormal could be this much fun?

Marley: The Other Christmas Carol


Donald Allen Kirch - 2011
    The curse of his chains was a heavy one, and there were many a time in which he found the weight of said chains to be unbearable. So this must be perfectly understood: Marley was without hope. Marley’s lot was indeed a sad one. Misery was his meat, and despair was his drink. Nothing of the earth was his except for the cold fingers of the grave. And it was there that Marley would never retreat. The grave was death! Marley had no powers such as those given to other earth-bound spirits. He was a wraith – a wanderer. However, upon saving the soul of a dear friend, he was given a haunting. In this haunting, Marley’s powers could not be equaled. However, one foot off the haunting’s property, and his soul would find itself in endless damnation. Marley found himself trapped, staring out a window, into an ever-changing world. A world he would never again become a part of. A world of love, laughter, sorrow, and pain, he would always be a stranger to. Waiting and waiting. Hoping to prove himself worthy.

Ezrah's Plateau: Legend of the Cemetery Witch


Jacqueline Mahan - 2011
    She was buried in a shallow grave in the back of the local cemetery. Maggie's lonely spirit walks restless in the cemetery as she continues to search for someone to believe her story and expose the truth behind her death. Angela Horne is coming back to Ezra's Plateau for the first time in over a decade. The town is throwing a weekend long celebration for her great grandfather Caleb, who rid the town of evil back in 1870 and offered it a direction of hope and righteousness. During her stay, she discovers a dust covered diary, over a century old, in the attic of her grandmother's house. As Angela reads, she learns that Maggie was not a witch-she was a scapegoat. What's worse, someone else knows she has that diary and wants it, and her, put away for good.

The Mad Lord Lucian


Shay Fabbro - 2011
    Master Brok, leader of a band of teenage magicians-in-trainings, has just rescued his student Jon from the clutches of an evil queen, but Jon has not come away unscathed. The Queen of Siswae taught Jon dark magic, a magic more powerful and more dangerous than any Jon has known. Brok must convince Jon to give up the dark ways, or the boy will be lost. So he digs up the old, rare story of a lord, a dark magician, and the man who dared stand up to the Mad Lord Lucian...

The Best Ghost Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Ghost Anthology


Andrew Barger - 2011
    Some stories thought too horrific were published anonymously like "A Night in a Haunted House" and "The Deaf and Dumb Girl." The later story is collected for the first time in any anthology since its original publication in 1839.The other ghost stories in this fine collection are by famous authors. "The Mask of the Red Death," by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family," by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu; "The Spectral Ship," by Wilhelm Hauff; "The Old Maid in the Winding Sheet," by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Adventure of the German Student," and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," by Washington Irving; as well as "The Tapestried Chamber," by Sir Walter Scott.As he has done with a number of other books, Andrew Barger has added his scholarly touch to this collection by including story backgrounds, annotations, author photos and a foreword titled "All Ghosts Are Gray." Buy the book today and be ready to be scared.

Czech Fairytales


Karel Jaromír Erben - 2011
    First published in 1853, it is dotted with murder and mayhem : graves opening and the dead walking the earth, the animate becoming the inanimate and vice versa, ogres and monsters of lake and wood, human transformations reminiscent of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Written as ballads, Marcela Sulak's new translation perfectly captures the cadence and rhythm in an English that is fresh and energetic. Through the years A Bouquet has come to be regarded as a masterpiece and wellspring of inspiration to artists of all stripes, including Antonín Dvořák, who composed a series of symphonic poems to some of these tales. Of the many illustrators who have contributed to the various editions that have appeared over the past century and a half, Alén Diviš's artwork is generally considered the most powerful. This edition also includes Erben's own notes explaining the origins of many of these tales.

Beyond The Dark Tower


Joseph Vargo - 2011
    This sequel to the acclaimed anthology "Tales From The Dark Tower" continues the Gothic saga of the vampire Lord Brom and his battle against the forces that lurk in the citadel of shadows known as The Dark Tower. No one is certain how long The Dark Tower has stood. It is believed to be a place of great evil, haunted by dark angels and spirits of the restless dead. Legends say the Tower was once the ancient fortress of the Dark Queen, Mara, and her infernal legions. Other tales tell of a warrior knight--once a man, but now an immortal creature of darkness--who stands vigil over the fallen queen's tomb. Also look for "The Dark Tower"music soundtrack by Nox Arcana.

Lovely Shadows


Kendra Kilbourn - 2011
    Killed in a fiery car crash, Aidan isn't convinced his death was an accident: He believes he was murdered. Because she is the only one who can see him, Jessa agrees to help him find his killer if it means he can rest in peace and she can get her life back.With the help of her best friend Billie Adams, Jessa and Aidan begin unraveling the mystery surrounding his death. Jessa soon realizes that so much more than Aidan's soul is at stake: her heart, and possibly her life, are on the line, complicating her otherwise perfect relationship with her boyfriend Levi Moore.She knows she promised to help Aidan but is the price too high? Or is the risk worth it for the chance to experience the kind of love that transcends even death?

Shadows of Destiny


Gale Minchew - 2011
    He is feverishly seeking the past but is inevitably snared in the present and will stop at nothing to find his destiny. Alarmed by this lost soul that stalks her while she sleeps, Analise Michaels struggles to find meaning within her dreams. Instead, she finds danger down the street, across the ocean, and through the realms of time without ever leaving town. Analise is not like other teenagers. She can see and hear what others refuse to acknowledge. As Analise navigates the tangled web of drama and hysterics during her senior year of high school, she finds an unlikely friend and makes several enemies along the way. Her life becomes inescapably intertwined with an enigmatic stranger she must depend upon to help her unravel the mystery behind her haunted dreams and finally release the Shadows of Destiny.

Spellbound


S.L. Ross - 2011
    It combines a diverse and intriguing loveable set of characters, with an unrelenting sense of how powerful immortality really is. Sarah a human is thrown in the middle of it all.Sarah is your typical American girl, happy, loving parents and off to college. She even falls in love for the first time with a perfect take home to mom kind of guy Jeff. But like everything all things must come to an end. Trust is now an issue with Sarah. Jeff had destroyed her feelings on love and all that comes with it. It’s now Sarah’s senior year of college when strange things begin to happen to her. She meets a mystery man she feels she knows and the only problem with it is that she had a vision about it before it happened. Then her parents go missing. Sarah is a strong person but with everything falling apart around her she doesn’t know how much more she can handle. Especially not the news that her new boyfriend is a vampire and her ex is a werewolf…

The Ghost on My Couch


L.A. Gilbert - 2011
    His idea of the perfect partner, like so many other people’s, is a tall, dark, and handsome man. Preferably alive and breathing. Surely that’s not asking too much? Then an uninvited guest—a ghost, of all things—forces Alex to question what he’s always looked for in a lover and his definition of what makes a person so beautiful.

Supernova


C.L. Parker - 2011
    After her grandmother's passing, Kerrigan meets Dominic Grayson, an alluring stranger with a secret of his own. Dominic has been cursed, touched by both darkness and light, and Kerrigan is the only one who can save him. In their world, only three things are certain: His curse. Her gift. Their destiny.

The Forgotten Echo


Jen Wylie - 2011
    Bleeding to death in an empty parking lot, she knows she is going die. What she doesn't expect, is the arrival of a strange, and unnaturally handsome, man who tells her he can keep her from passing on in return for being his forever. In desperation, she agrees but afterwards she is beyond dismayed to discover she has died.To make matters worse, the stranger has disappeared, leaving her spirit to wander through a series of worlds unknown to her. Her existence is one of fear and loneliness, until she meets another like her and discovers she's not a ghost at all but something much more.

There Was a Crooked House... An Anthology of Crooked Stories


Jessy Marie Roberts - 2011
    includes the following pieces of short fiction: Cat Call by Kat Heckenbach, The Crooked House of Coins by Jeff Chapman, Glass House by Heidi Mannan, Don't Let the Rain Come Down by Gerald Costlow, With Breath Too Sweet LaShawn M. Wanak, Unexpected Guests in My Basement by Charles Day, Aliens, Angels, and Arsenic by M. Kaye Moon, The Other Side of Silence by Fiona Glass, Wrong Side Down by Rob Rosen, Her by Walter Campbell, Little Girl Blue by Kevin McClintock, Crooked Time by Samuel Gibb, Summer Schwartz and the Crazy House by David Perlmutter, Remembered Sins by H.J. Hill, Olverston Grange by M. Leon Smith, That's What Little Boys Are Made Of by Emma Ennis, Every Choice by Mary-Jean Harris, The Mobile Home by Gregory L. Norris, 22 Beckett St. by Deb Eskie, I Am But Its Instrument by George Wilhite, Nightmares Every Night by Gary Buettner, Metamorphosis by Eva Glynn Stephens, The Nanny by Susan York Meyers, Eviction Notice by John H. Dromey, Can't Stop Growing Old by Patrick Shand, The Wyandotte Haunting by K.A. Laity, The Girl in the Crooked House by Katherine Simmons & Clown Fish by Richard Jay Goldstein.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Summary & Study Guide


BookRags - 2011
    This study guide includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

The Horror Of The Shade


Peter Meredith - 2011
    But the Jern's new dream home quickly becomes an icy nightmare, as death stalks them relentlessly. It comes unheralded out of the night, and like all of us, they are dreadfully unprepared. But regardless, William Jern must face terrors beyond imagination in order to save his daughter whose body had become a frozen vessel for The Horror Of The Shade. With the help of his son Will, a boy struggling to find the courage to be a man, and an old woman, who has foreseen the terrifying manner in which she will die, William undergoes the ultimate test to see how far a man will go to save his child.

A Death That Lingers


Kaylie Newell - 2011
    Not even death. Josie Collins is the wife of a world famous rock star and the envy of nearly every woman in the country. But the horrific truth is her husband wants nothing more than to see her dead. Josie finally summons the courage to leave her famous, abusive husband and returns to her hometown among the winter wheat of Kansas. When her husband is killed in a fiery car accident while on his way to find her, she thinks she has escaped him at last, but she’s wrong. It quickly becomes clear that even in death he has no intention of letting her go. As Josie develops a rapport with sexy police chief, Paul Stark, trouble begins to brew. There’s something special about the tall, mysterious officer with the long jagged scar down his face. But Josie soon learns that he’s haunted by a nightmarish past. Sparks fly in their small, Midwestern town, and as their attraction grows, so does a dead husband’s fury. In order to smother this dark, sinister spirit, and perhaps find true and lasting happiness with each other, the living must learn to let go, give in, and leave their ghosts in the past. Content Warning: Contains sensual sex and some explicit language

Traveling Light


Lloyd A. Meeker - 2011
    When his mentor orders him to make peace with his estranged family, Ian reluctantly agrees, anticipating just another conflict-filled visit. On their way from the airport Ian's older brother Will interrupts a convenience store robbery and is shot, dying in Ian's arms and calling to him for vengeance.Ian uses his shamanic abilities to track down the killer, but his quest soon turns into a hunt for revenge---forbidden to any shaman. Ian's pursuit jeopardizes his relationship with the spirit world, endangers the lives of those he loves and threatens to banish him from the only path that gives his life meaning.

Chasing the Dream Anthology


G.A. Hauser - 2011
    But every dream is different for each individual. Some crave love, fame, or immortality. And for still others, they desire power and riches, and all that comes with it.In this anthology, share in the vivid imaginations of five bestselling authors who are masters of the genre, each writing steamy, hot passionate stories of men loving men, men sharing their bodies, who hope to attain their own secret desires.Come along for the sensual journey that awaits you, and get lost in this collection of must-have gay erotica. Let these stories steal you away to another world where hot men share their deepest hopes and fantasies with you, while they're Chasing the Dream.

Hike Up Devil's Mountain


Penny Estelle - 2011
    He stumbles upon a mysterious box under an old cabinet. And his troubles begin when he looks inside. The Crew brothers, twelve-year old Jason, and ten-year old Danny, also find their way to the basement. New to town, Jason has established himself as the school bully. A struggle ensues between Andy and Jason and the bully ends up as a toad.Somehow, the boys must reverse the magical spell. That means hiking up Devil's Mountain. The question is will they survive the hike?

Horrifyingly MAD


John Ficarra - 2011
    but you don't need any brains to enjoy Horrifyingly MAD, a collection of classic material from MAD Magazine spoofing all things horrifying.MAD Magazine is renowned for verbose and meaningless back-cover copy on its special book projects. Its editors take great pride in using many, many, unnecessary words to say absolutely nothing when, in fact, fewer or no words would accomplish the exact same thing.

Down with the Lizards and the Bees


Tim Pratt - 2011
    Now he lives a threadbare existence, unsure whether he's going insane or just witnessing the workings of a deeper world. When a desperate man asks for B's help to journey to the underworld to save his lost love, B agrees... but the ordeal becomes more personal than he expected.This is the first story featuring Bradley, who became a major character in Pratt's series of urban fantasy novels about sorcerer Marla Mason.

A Silence Kept


Theo Fenraven - 2011
    His friend, Alice, sends help in the form of a sexy ghost hunter named Seth. Together, they unravel the mystery behind the haunting and discover the heart always searches for what it needs...and often finds it.

M is for Monster


Michael Kelahan - 2011
    Featuring stories by: Ambrose Beirce Algernon Blackwood Arthur Conan Doyle William Hope Hodgson M.R. James H.P. Lovecraft Arthur Machen Edgar Allan Poe Robert Louis Stevenson H.G. Wells and other masters of supernatural horror

Ayakashi Hisen, Vol. 01


Kyoko Kumagai - 2011
    This future, only Ryou, a boy from Shinto Shrine, can protect it.From Chibi Manga

Crooked Hills


Cullen Bunn - 2011
    For Charlie and his brother, Alex, an unexpected trip to visit their Aunt Mary in the haunted town of Crooked Hills turns into a life-changing adventure, forcing them to confront local bullies, hell hounds, dead witches, and girls with slingshots! A throwback to classic adventures like that of the Hardy Boys, mixed with the creepiness of GOOSEBUMPS and CIRQUE DU FREAK, Cullen Bunn's CROOKED HILLS blends mystery and adventure to weave a fun and unforgettable story of will, friendship and family bonds.

Where Angels Tread: Real Stories of Miracles and Angelic Intervention


Leslie Rule - 2011
    The best-selling subject of angel encounters is multi-media “evergreen.”Leslie Rule has spent over a decade researching spirits and has chronicled her paranormal tales in four previous nonfiction books, Coast to Coast Ghosts, Ghosts Among Us, When the Ghost Screams, and Ghost in the Mirror. With more than 150,000 copies sold, Rule builds upon her successful series of mystical works with Where Angels Tread.Where Angels Tread presents startling cases of angelic intervention, carefully documented through research and interviews, and accompanied by 30 black-and-white photographs of the subjects. In addition to enjoying tightly written yet detailed stories, loyal readers will be pleased to see Rule's trademark "In the News" sidebar articles where actual news accounts of angels and miracles are spotlighted.From the case of an elderly woman pushed from a burning house by angelic hands, to the story of a four-year-old pedaling straight into the path of a speeding truck only to be stopped by an angel, Where Angels Tread presents phenomenal cases of divine intervention. Twelve chapters are divided by themes, including "Animal Miracles," "Christmas Miracles," and "Angels on the Road."An enticing foreword by best-selling author Ann Rule will whet readers' appetites when she confides that an angel once saved her life.

Chain of Souls


Maria Zannini - 2011
    For the price of a few humans souls, Ziva promises to get him reinstated into Heaven. Liam doesn’t doubt her influence, but milking humans of their light is an unspeakable crime, punishable by eternal oblivion.He’d rather rot on Earth than commit such a heinous sin. But the Angel of Death didn’t get where she was by taking no for an answer. Ziva is a huntress of extraordinary skill and cruelty. If he refuses, his loved ones will be her next targets. And Ziva never missesZiva has already set her sights on Shannon, the soul he once refused to harvest, and his beloved servant, Evie. He’ll do anything to keep them safe, even if it means his death. But something goes wrong just as he concedes, and the chain of souls picks a new mistress before he has a chance to deliver.Brought before the most feared angel of Heaven and Hell, Liam discovers he has failed to protect those he loves, and now they too could share his fate.

How the West Was Wicked


Jessy Marie Roberts - 2011
    Includes the following:A Shot of Whiskey and Four-Fifths of a Full House by Shane McKenzieSweet Sally and a Ghost Named Jim by Jaleta CleggFrom Dust by Wesley Dylan GrayNight Walker by Mark WiseSticks and Stones by A.M. BurnsSoiled Doves by Heather Whittington...And the Horse You Rode in On by Timothy FriendDiamonds in the Sky by Jason S. RidlerSisters, Arizona by Peter GiglioThe Devil's Sport by Alexis HunterSwamp Gas by Scott T. GoudswardShafts to Hell by Jeff ChapmanThe Not So O.K. Corral by Rob RosenLittle China by John M. WhalenLucifer's Song by Timothy MillerUse Yer Brains by Colby ElliottOuroburos by Joseph FergusonDead Mule Crossing by O.M. GreyThe Hanging Tree by Matt KurtzNo More West by Ray CluleyThe Reluctant Wanderer by J. Lloyd MorganThe Brandt Street Bandit by Lori Van PeltThe Bone Orchard by Kris TrianaDust by Brett B. JohnsonConsumption by Indy McDaniel

Ghost of a Threat


Beth Dolgner - 2011
    Paranormal investigator Betty “Boo” Boorman goes on ghost hunts in Savannah, Georgia, America’s most haunted city. She’s more comfortable around ghosts than guys, anyway.A violent haunting forces Betty to team up with her rival ghost hunter, the arrogant Carter Lansford. When the violence is turned toward her, though, Betty knows she needs additional expertise. She enlists the help of a handsome stranger, who introduces himself simply as Maxwell, Demon.Betty’s ghost hunting is cut short when she’s threatened and, finally, attacked. Either someone wants her to stay away from an investigation, or a demon hunter is targeting her. As Betty begins to fall for Maxwell’s mysterious charm, she starts to wonder if her life—and her soul—are worth the risk.

A Ghost of a Chance at Love


Terry Spear - 2011
    When Lisa finds herself back in old-time Salado, what can she would do about it? It's not just a case of being a fish out of water. Everyone thinks she belongs there. Even though she's supposed to be dead.

Evangeline's Miracle


Lisa Buie-Collard - 2011
    A grieving ghost, an unsolved mystery, a lost child, a broken marriage, and an estranged mother and daughter. Can one young woman find the answer to the mystery before yet another tragedy strikes? In 1877 Lady Miracle Sobieski dies a sad, broken-hearted aristocrat. Yet her restless spirit reaches through time to a particular young woman to try and avert a mysterious legacy of tragedy. In 2007 Evangeline Lacroix loves her husband to distraction. But her unspoken fears strain their three-year marriage to the breaking point. As her life falls apart, Evie finds herself compelled to solve the 100 year-old mystery. Elusive and sometimes dangerous clues entangle her in an intricate web of deceit and (hopelessness?) disaster that threatens everything she's ever known. As time runs out, she discovers a connection between herself and the haunted ghost. Will Evie ignore her life-long fears and listen to the past? Will she save Miracle, and in so doing save herself, before tragedy strikes again?

The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide: Over 1000 Haunted Places You Can Experience


Rich Newman - 2011
    Experience ghostly activity at battlefields, theaters, saloons, hotels, museums, resorts, parks, and other spooky sites--all of which are completely safe and accessible. From Alabama to Wyoming, you'll find out where to go to glimpse the unquiet spirits of Civil War soldiers, plantation slaves, criminals, and other entities.This alphabetized reference guide features over 100 photos and, for each location, includes the fascinating tales behind the haunting. Flip to your state to see what kind of paranormal phenomena commonly occur at each site: apparitions, shadow shapes, phantom sounds and scents, residual hauntings, psychokinetic activity, and more.Ford's Theatre The Whaley House Museum The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Alcatraz Island The Queen MaryThe Bell Witch Cave

Supernaturally Kissed


Stacey Kennedy - 2011
    Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her. Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.

Oh Great, Now I Can Hear Dead People!


Deborah Durbin - 2011
    Someone however doesn't share Sam's joy and it's only when they set out to destroy her reputation does Sam really need help from the other side...Follow Sam's hilarious journey of self-discovery as she adjusts to being a grown up version of the kid from The Sixth Sense and discovers that love can often be right under your nose.

The Inspector Monde Mysteries


John Booth - 2011
    Every police force has an Inspector Monde though they try to deny it. When the blood chills and the hairs on the back of the neck rise they send for him and don't look too closely at what he does. For the Inspector does not particularly believe in the Law but will fight for Justice to his last breath.

Monstrous Morgues of the Past


Dinah Williams - 2011
    Here, corpses are prepared for funerals or autopsied to find out the cause of death. According to some people, morgues are also places where ghosts reside long after the bodies of the dead have been removed from the building. What is legend and what is fact? Kids will have to read Monstrous Morgues and then decide for themselves. Among the 11 morgues in this book, readers will discover former funeral homes where the dead refuse to leave; a morgue in 19th-century Paris where over one million visitors came each year to view the dead; and a former disaster site in Chicago that is still haunted by a sobbing ghost called The Gray Lady. The chilling nonfiction text describing the dark histories surrounding these morgues will keep thrill-seeking readers eagerly turning the pages for more.

My Take Away Vampire


Derek Haines - 2011
    Partial to the delights that an evening at McDonald's often serve her, she waits at her favourite dimly lit corner table - for her kind of take away.Being your typical urban vampire, this means that her fare isn't up in bright lights on the menu above the cashiers. However, she usually finds exactly what she is looking for. Her teenage beauty, long blonde hair and ice blue eyes are a temptation very few can resist.After a long and predictable vampiric existence, trouble is afoot for Agatha. Red headed, freckled and just a little slow on the uptake sometimes, young Reggie stumbles into Agatha's predictability and turns it on its head.Add the over-protective and rhyming ghost of a dead poet, a snarling black wolf, some cops and Agatha's preference for the 1980's fashion of mini-skirts, satin halter neck tops and knotted white blouses, things just may go awry.Along with a couple of untimely and unfortunate deaths, and Reggie's complete misunderstanding of anything at all that's going on, the awry becomes a dead certainty.Enjoy My Take Away Vampire. A very different yet tasty little vampire tale.

Three's A Charm


Lori Perkins - 2011
    Vampires, witches, werewolves, devils, ghosts, banshees, angels and even aliens, all have a thing for some hot humans in these scorching pages!In the mood for more menage? Try these titles:The Six-way Sex ClubIn college they were the sex club -- three lusty, uninhibited couples. But after graduation it was goodbye. Now they're getting back together for the 20-year class reunion, but it seems someone knows their old secrets and is planning to tell...Risqué: A Regency Ménage TaleThe young widow Mrs. Alexandria Prescott enjoys an untainted reputation and a wild sex life- but when her new tryst is discovered, is the game over?Seduction of a Proper Lady: A Regency Ménage Tale by Kristabel ReedLady Laurel Westfield had been brought up to be the most proper of ladies. But when Major Braedon Sinclair sets his sights on the young debutante, propriety is the last thing he wants from her!Wickedly Wanton: A Regency Menage Tale by Kristabel ReedSabine hopes to learn the secrets of sexual pleasure before her marriage night- but when Aiden, Lord Severn catches her kissing another girl, she learns more than she could imagine! Aiden is smitten, but how far will he go to have Sabine for his own?More Ravenous Titles You'll Love:The Dark Desires of the Druids 1: Murder and Magick, by Isabel RomanMalcolm, Lord Preston is more than happy to introduce magicker Raven Drake to the pleasures of sex... but he doesn’t expect to fall in love with her. Full of mystery, murder, and magick, The Dark Desires of the Druids series will leave you breathless!Kiss of Scandal, by Isabel Roman Countess Katria Markova finds her perfectly ordered life irrevocably altered as political intrigue rocks Russia, and whispers of treason and revenge threaten to take everything precious to her- including her fiance’s life.

Cutter's Grove


Patrick Dakin - 2011
    Is it his imagination? He's not sure.A few weeks later, in the nearby town of Cutter's Grove, Lucas is told about the mysterious disappearance of a girl that took place a year earlier. Shown her picture Lucas sees a beautiful child with long, shiny black hair and an angelic smile.She looks nothing like the ruined creature he saw in the desert.But there is absolutely no doubt in his mind ... it's her.Now he's faced with the problem of what to do with this knowledge. If he goes to the authorities and starts expounding about a ghost sighting he'll be locked up for sure, based on irrefutable evidence of insanity. It seems he has little choice - he has to try to determine the girl's fate on his own and, in the process, learn who might have been responsible.

A Grim Pact


Adam Slade - 2011
    And it seems like one of his friends knows more than he's letting on.On top of that, Death, Mal's boss, is awake after decades of slumber. Which means yet another challenge to face.Paperwork.

The Need In Me


Sophie Duncan - 2011
    However, moving into a flat in an old house, he finds himself with some unwanted attention. Someone else is sharing the flat with him, someone he can't see, but whose terrifyingly erotic presence makes itself known. After a series of very direct messages, Rob must head back to his home county, Cornwall, to discover who lies behind the heady encounters.

The Exalted Gate


Daniel Benshana - 2011
    Follow the adventures of the actress Judith who hates shoes and her magical, unwanted boots; listen to the wise dog Kai in ancient Japan; find out if Lonia will ever get married and what made Densus turn blue; witness a dragon's last hours; discover what made Alice's granddaughter angry and how Ned saved his home. Can the elf Opikle Dinn save Rebecca's life? What can a ghost do to save Dinhama's village in ancient India? What happened when Keith learned his dog could talk?

Orange Moon


Kate Genet - 2011
    Mostly though, she’s afraid. Afraid that the next time her husband hits her, he won’t stop until she’s dead.She has to get away. But where can she go? She needs somewhere to hide…When Alice finds the perfect hiding place, the one place her husband would never dream of looking for her, she thinks all her prayers have been answered. Here she can rest, recover, and when she’s stronger, she can make plans.But there is something she needs to remember. Something that happened long ago and is bleeding through into the present and threatening Alice's future. Even when the lovely, aptly named Hope comes into Alice's life, there is something dark reaching out from the shadows, its nightmare fingers grasping after her. Because what Alice doesn’t know, is that no hiding place is completely safe, and sometimes your worst enemies aren’t the ones you thought they were. After all, there’s no hiding from yourself.

Beautifully Broken (#1)


Shery A. Soule - 2011
    Even if he is good-looking and wealthy and charming.John knows a relationship is impossible, especially with a young woman as grouchy as Katie is. Even if she does wear sexy shoes and keeps him on his toes.But it seems that destiny has other plans for these two, because John isn't the nerdy business man that Katie imagines, and Katie—despite her crazy mood swings—is just about the most determined woman John has ever met.Before long, desire will end up on a moonlit cruise without a lifeboat...chancing it all in search of a love that could last forever.

Cavern of the Blood Zombies


Lei Xu - 2011
    He can’t help it—it’s in his blood—grave robbing has been the family business for centuries. So when his bookseller nephew comes to him with a map to an ancient tomb, Uncle Three sets off to find it, in the company of some grave-robbing colleagues, his nerdy nephew, and a strange poker-faced guy that nobody can quite figure out. Uncle Three knows that the grave he seeks will lead him and his companions to “another kind of world,” but not even he could ever imagine what they are about to find. Lost in a labyrinthine cavern that is full of dead bodies, Uncle Three and his comrades fight for their lives as they come up against vampires, corpse-eating bugs, and blood zombies. The first volume of The Grave Robbers’ Chronicles, which will soon be followed by Angry Sea, Hidden Sand, Cavern of the Blood Zombies is as impossible to put down as a bag of good potato chips. A story with more twists and turns than a burial cavern and the funniest grave robbers the world has ever known, it’s kept Chinese readers awake far into the night. Now it’s your turn…