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A Ghost in the Glamour
Elizabeth Hunter - 2017
With ghosts.Linx Maxwell is on the verge of greatness. She’s finally graduated from street fairs and hopping chain-link to making art that pays the bills. Her family life is… not dull. And it looks like her van might just be able to exist on hope and duct tape.If only she could get rid of the ghost who’s plagued her since the eighth grade.Frank Bogle is a detective who lost his life in the line of duty. Everyone on the other side knows that the Maxwell women are the best mediums in the business, but did he have to get attached to the one whose hair had been attacked by a Weedwacker?Frank doesn’t like his afterlife any more than Linx does. He just doesn’t know how to leave.A Ghost in the Glamour is a one hundred word short story and novelette collection featuring a wise-cracking street artist and the ghost she can't seem to shake. It's a paranormal mystery with humor, intrigue, and heart.
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls
Elliott James - 2013
The first of his novels, Charming, will be out in September 2013. Nothing with the Cunning Folk is ever free. When John Charming goes to Sarah White for help with a minor ghost problem, he soon finds himself dealing with a restless spirit on a completely different scale. And the last thing you want to be when hunting a water spirit is out of your depth... Other Short Fiction by Elliott James: Charmed I'm SureDon't Go Chasing WaterfallsPushing LuckSurreal EstateDog-Gone
The Secret Seekers Society and the Beast of Bladenboro
J.L. Hickey - 2012
Tossed into their bedroom, and locked away under the pretense of “safety concerns” it does not take long for the children to hatch an escape plan.Follow the children as they slowly unravel the secrets of their parent’s true identities, the origin of the strange Mansion, and their inheritance into an ancient secret society of monster hunters known as Seekers.
The Detective: A Nathan McNamara Story
Elicia Hyder - 2015
And that’s exactly what his recent one-night stand is becoming — complicated. With his heinous lieutenant breathing down his neck for answers and his accidental girlfriend dropping hints for a commitment, Nathan is realizing that his career and his bachelor status are both on the line.When the burglary cases suddenly escalate to homicide, Nathan must put everything else aside to stop the killer. But this is easier said than done when the blonde from the bar repeatedly shows up at his doorstep and enlists his own mother against him. Now he’s more convinced than ever that his job hangs in the balance and that the Surgeon General’s warning on the whiskey bottle should include something about women.This is an alternate cover edition for B017DSORBE .
Druid Blood: A Junkyard Druid Novella
M.D. Massey - 2016
He's the star of his high school baseball team, he has a killer motorcycle, and his mom's career as an artist is finally taking off. Then, a chance encounter with a leprechaun reveals that nothing in his world is as it seems...Soon, Colin and his friend Jesse are tasked with taking out the evil creature who cast a spell over their town, the ancient vampire known as the Avartagh. Now, they're being hunted by the unseelie fae, "fairies" who are are deadlier, real-life versions of their fairy tale counterparts.Thus they must attempt the impossible, and save their town from the evil fae who've taken it over. And if Colin and Jesse don't stop the fae, the Avartagh will destroy everyone and everything they love... and he'll kill them in the process.(Author's Note: This novel is the prequel to Junkyard Druid. Originally released as a YA novel, it serves to provide a backstory to the Junkyard Druid series.)
Julie Kagawa - 2011
Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.
The Shadow Project
Herbie Brennan - 2009
. . until one night he robs the wrong house. He inadvertently breaks into the headquarters of the Shadow Project, a secret government organization where teenage spies are trained to leave their bodies, using astral projection to travel around the world on deadly missions.Danny is captured, but the Project leaders quickly realize he has a special gift. And when a key operative—the director's daughter, Opal—goes missing, he is offered a choice: Join the Shadow Project or go to jail.Danny joins and is quickly sent to investigate the Project's current target: a worldwide terrorist organization known as the Sword of Wrath. But as he gets deeper in, he discovers both the Project and the Sword of Wrath are far more than they seem. Danny and his fellow operatives are caught up in an ancient supernatural conflict and will have to learn how to survive in a world without boundaries of space or time, where the wrong choice could be their last.
A.L. Knorr - 2017
Someone seems to be lighting fires in Saltford, and Saxony's little brother Jack suspects her - thing is, she's never told anyone that she's a fire magus, so where is Jack getting this idea from? When she calls Basil Chaplin, the number on the business card Enzo gave her in the previous story 'Born of Fire', she learns that he runs a secret school for magi. It's the perfect next step for Saxony, and she wants nothing more than to visit Basil's school and learn more. But there's a catch... She has to tell her family what she is, and she has no idea how they're going to take it. Don't miss the next story in Saxony's life as a fire magus!
Matt Archer: Monster Summer
Kendra C. Highley - 2012
for this mission. To Matt's consternation, the major's new fiancée, Captain Julie Hunter, is also along for the trip.When Captain Hunter disappears during a routine scouting trip, it's up to Matt to help his uncle find her before it's too late.
The Dagger in the Desk
Jonathan Stroud - 2015
It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold – and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger...The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle and George Cubbins.Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day?
Kathy Reichs - 2013
A valuable Terminator replica disappears from the nerd nirvana of Comic-Con. Tory Brennan and her great aunt Tempe are on the scene, and join forces to investigate. Surely the Terminator can't have just vanished into thin air?When a ransom note appears, threatening the destruction of the model, Comic-Con staff start to accuse each other. The clues are soon mounting up - but can Tempe and the Virals find the thief before it's too late?
Kami Garcia - 2011
But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina was just the beginning...Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners witness Link's heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos, and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters.Dream Dark word count: ~10,000
Devil in the Dollhouse
Richard Kadrey - 2012
Sandman Slim, has a new job, but being the new Lucifer in town gives fresh meaning to the word "Hell." Especially when he hears of hideous massacres near a haunted fortress out on Hell's frontier.As far as Stark's concerned, the more dead Hellions, the better, but he still has to prove that no one screws with Sandman Slim. And facing creatures so terrible even Hell does not want them is no cakewalk, even for Lucifer.Includes 13 pages excerpt from Devil Said Bang