Does that howling give you chills?It is 1971 and there is something odd about the small town of Sensive. People go about their happy lives not knowing the horror that lurks just below the surface. When three friends open a door to terror, they get more than they could ever dream.The summoned creature is only part of the problem, however. The entire town seems to be under the control of sinister outside forces, both local and from the beyond. Twisted secrets lie under this seemingly innocent façade of smiles and picket fences.Warning. This book contains a vampire cult, a werewolf biker gang, extra-dimensional creatures, a lake monster, psycho killers, shapeshifters in a sex dungeon, a bear thing, mermaids, uncomfortable situations and bad acting.
"Enormously personal and perceptive." —BOOKLIST Commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to the American West, Howl follows Susan Imhoff Bird's exploration into the passions and controversies surrounding nature's most fascinating predator. At a crossroads in her own life, Bird travels around the West, talking with wolf watchers, landowners, wildlife managers, conservationists, and hunters about their understandings of what matters most, which almost always is their connection with the natural world. However, the often–conflicting issues raised by hunters, ranchers, and politicians prompt Bird's personal examination of wolf science, myths, and ethics, culminating in her conviction that wolves must be allowed to recover and thrive on our lands. Along the way, Bird begins to unleash her own wild nature, learning to howl and inviting us to do the same. SUSAN IMHOFF BIRD finds inspiration in Utah's canyons, valleys, and water–sculpted rock. She can often be found on her bicycle or snowshoes, absorbing the wisdom of the natural world. Bird lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When Charlotte Diamond retired to Diamond Cottage near Maryland’s eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, she thought she had left her life of crime—solving it, that is—behind her, and is struggling to find a new purpose in life. But the small waterfront community of Hopewell on the Choptank, with its wealthy artistically inclined inhabitants, is hiding old crimes and dark secrets beneath its outward quiet and affluence. A surprising number of people from the community have intersecting pasts and dark secrets that Charlotte is unaware of and that become downright murderous, coming to a head when blockbuster movie actress, Brenda Brandon, arrives in the village in full retreat from a recent tragedy in her life. Brenda also brings unexpected romance into Charlotte’s previously straight life. And Sam, the neglected husky who has attached himself to Charlotte, knows more about what is going on than he can tell her, even with his howling.
GUARDIAN OF THE NIGHTDanger! Undercover agent Jonah Ries couldn't explain to the stunning woman who'd mistaken him for herblind date exactly how he knew someone was trying to harm her. Butevil stalked Moriah's Landing, and Katherine Ridgemont was its target.When she learned of Jonah's deep secret, Kat might not give him thetime of day. Only that wouldn't stop Jonah from watching over thevulnerable beauty after dark. As the anniversary of Kat's mother'smysterious death approached, the instinct to protect became a fire inJonah's blood. A fire matched by his determination to save the womanhe loved from the unknown forces that haunted the night….
“A swift-paced, fun romp.” –Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author Romance is about to get a little hairy. Sophie Garou seems to have it all: a great job at a prestigious accounting firm, a closet that rivals a Nordstrom showroom, and a terrific boyfriend who isn’t afraid to use the “M” word. There’s just one little itty-bitty problem: Sophie is a werewolf–and her time of month has a whole new meaning. Needless to say, life among yummy flesh-and-blood humans is no piece of steak . . . er, cake!, but regular doses of wolfsbane tea and a mother who runs a magic shop have helped Sophie keep her paranormal pedigree under wraps. Still, when a sexy, golden-eyed werewolf prowls into town, Sophie finds herself struggling to keep her animal impulses in check–not to mention trying to keep things on track with her super hot (and super human) lawyer boyfriend. What’s more, someone is threatening to expose Sophie for what she really is. And when her mother is accused of selling a poison-laced potion, Sophie must sniff out a culprit before the fur hits the fan. DON’T MISS THE NEXT BOOK IN THIS HAIR-RAISING TRILOGY: ON THE PROWL From the Paperback edition.
In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Newburyport, bound for the Maine wilderness. They were American colonists who had volunteered for a secret mission to paddle and march nearly two hundred miles through some of the wildest country in the colonies and seize the fortress city of Quebec, the last British stronghold in Canada. The march, under the command of Colonel Benedict Arnold, proved to be a tragic journey. Before they reached the outskirts of Quebec, hundreds died from hypothermia, drowning, small pox, lightning strikes, exposure, and starvation. The survivors ate dogs, shoes, clothing, leather, cartridge boxes, shaving soap, and lip salve. Their trek toward Quebec was nearly twice the length shown on their maps. In the midst of the journey, the most unlikely of events befell them: a hurricane. The rains fell in such torrents that their boats floated off or sunk, taking their meager provisions along, and then it began to snow. The men woke up frozen in their tattered clothing. One third of the force deserted, returning to Massachusetts. Of those remaining, more than four hundred were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner. Finally, in the midst of a raging blizzard, those remaining attacked Quebec. In the assault, their wet muskets failed to fire. Undaunted, they overtook the first of two barricades and pressed on toward the other, nearly taking Canada from the British. Demonstrating Benedict Arnold's prowess as a military strategist, the attack on Quebec accomplished another goal for the colonial army: It forced the British to commit thousands of troops to Canada, subsequently weakening the British hand against George Washington. A great military history about the early days of the American Revolution, Through a Howling Wilderness is also a timeless adventure narrative that tells of heroic acts, men pitted against nature's fury, and a fledgling nation's fight against a tyrannical oppressor.
This memoir focuses on a group of teenagers from three communities on the far southwest side of Chicago from 1941 to 1945. It describes how they entertained themselves, the risks they took, and how they solved problems. It tells of their hitchhiking escapades, the challenge of finding employment, the thrill of riding Chicago streetcars for free, and brushes with the law. Cunningham tells of how he and his friends learned vicariously of the horrors of World War II, in which most of his friends fought. Some of his friends returned home seriously injured. Some never returned. None were ever the same.--From publisher's description.
A modern thirteen-year old boy, Zane Rasmussen, falls into a coma and wakes up on Jackson’s Island in the Mississippi River where he is found by Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and freed slave, Jim. It is June, 1849, and Zane gradually accepts that these are living characters from Twain’s novels, while they finally conclude he’s a traveler from a future time. He agrees to accompany them as they prepare “for howling adventures” into Indian Territory. Their plans are halted when Becky Thatcher is kidnapped and criminals demand a $12,000 gold ransom. During their fast-paced adventure, Zane realizes this is a totally different and, in many ways, better world than the one he left behind. He survives, but then has no idea how to return home.
The London Few & The Howling Fear Of Brixton is the story of a group of young mystery hunters being called to Brixton in South London. A number of unsavoury incidents have been taking place. All things point to a Werewolf having been responsible for injuring and killing people. The London Few's job is to try and track down the Werewolf and eradicate the howling fear currently gripping Brixton. The London Few are also joined by a number of other people looking to help out wherever they can, but can they stop the Werewolf before it finishes off its mission? Find out in this latest adventure in the London Few series...
Blake and Jennifer Carson looked forward to their vacation on Crook Island where the legendary cache of Russina Gold might be hidden. But they weren't looking forward to sharing the cabin or the adventure with Lyle Radonsky, a stubborn, surly loner who soon began to lure them toward the rugged tip of the island where strange clues, mounting terror and unexpected danger waited.
A blizzard is slamming into Vermont, but it doesn't matter to Meg Clark. She knows she'll be trapped in her music store in the shopping mall overnight with a small crew of her employees doing one final inventory. But after they're locked in for the night, they realize this isn't a normal winter storm. Ghastly faces appear in the store windows and disappear in a swirl of wind-blown snow. Dark, mysterious figures loom in and out of sight in the darkened corridors of the mall. Ghostly voices shriek inside the howling blasts of winter wind. Soon Meg and the others are besieged by something too terrifying to imagine. Before the night is over, a terrible secret from Meg's past will come back to haunt her and the group's only chance to survive will be to go out into the raging storm that's trying to kill them...
A bachelor auction leads to a night of passion for this Texas rancher! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig! Tony Milan can't believe the stunning vision in red who's placed the highest bid at the bachelor auction! One night of dinner and dancing with Lindsay Calhoun--his stubborn next-door neighbor--is all he's signed up for. But Lindsay's makeover has him forgetting all about their long-standing family feud. Bidding on the sexy cowboy is Lindsay's plan for creating a truce. Until Tony sweeps her into a night of blissful passion--and a surprise pregnancy ensues. Can two rivals work together to build a future--one that includes marriage and family?
Betrayed and heart bruised, Rand hightails it out of the Keep hours before a blizzard hits the mountain. After being forced to overnight on the seldom used road, she awakens to RCMP Constable Colby Dunn offering assistance. Settling into her own home, working in a job she loves, and learning to harmonize not only with the sexy cop who rescued her on that cold winter morning, but a magical wind harp? Rand believes her life's dream is coming together. When a spring snowstorm drops Rand's ex-lover, man-eating, runaway wife Fern on Rand's doorstop, the happy dream turns into a nightmare.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
The living and the dead – there is something that binds them. For the living are endlessly fascinated by tales of the dead, whether they are about an old ancestor whose ghost reputedly haunts an old ancestral home about to be torn down; a child never allowed to be born, whose little frightened call "Mummy! Mummy!" fills his mother's dreams at night; an airline pilot whose ghost is forever condemned to roam the earth with that of his mistress for an unspeakably cruel suicide pact that plunges a hundred others to their deaths. In this collection of 14 short stories set in Singapore, Catherine Lim tells tales of the dead and their return, bringing readers on a journey of unease, excitement, trepidation and, above all, awe for the mystery that surrounds death.
Finn's been asleep for centuries. He'll need to catch up fast to survive. Diego's impulse to rescue a naked bridge jumper starts as just that—talk the man down and get him to social services. But there's something odd about this homeless person, more than just his delusions of being a pooka, and something so vulnerable that Diego's determined to help him stabilize rather than see him institutionalized or deported. Finn went into the Dreaming centuries ago to escape a heartbreak he couldn't bear. Now that he's back, he finds the Veil to the Otherworld closed. The fae courts have abandoned him in a poisoned human world where a displaced pooka has little chance of survival. His human rescuer is kind and compassionate—and shockingly familiar. One thing at a time, though. He needs Diego to believe he's not human first.
Devil Dragon Lord, one of the three great rulers of the Devil Realm had been betrayed by a trusted subordinate. The supreme cultivation technique of the devil race, 'Devil Dragon Unvanquished Technique', with trillions of dragons' strength attached to it, stepped on the river of stars, broke through the nine heavens, and rushed forth to fight against ten thousand worlds. Conquering the entire way, pretending to be a pig to eat the tiger, punching and punching the Holy Son, kicking the God Emperor, treating all sorts of disagreements. Taking in Holy Maiden, captive fairy, a beauty that would bring disaster upon others, a peerless Demon Consort ... none of them ...
The newly discovered planet of Senisran is a veritable paradise, its oceans dotted with thousands of lush islands containing vast deposits of rare-earths and minerals. But Senisran is also the Humanx Commonwealth's problem child, for each island is inhabited by a different tribe of aboriginal natives. Each has to be negotiated with separately for mining rights - and the Commonwealth is locked in a race against the vicious AAnn Empire to secure those rights. The clans of the Parramat Archipelago on Senisran are resisting entreaties by the Commonwealth and AAnn alike. But Pulickel Tomochelor, xenologist and first-contact specialist, is confident of his ability to handle to negotiations. What Pulickel hasn't counted on is the secret of Parramat: the strange green stones that the natives use to bless the crops, ensure plentiful fishing, heal the injured and ill, and control the weather. For within those stones lies an awesome technology the origin of which is lost in time - a technology that has to be kept from the AAnn at any cost. The Humanx Commonwealth: Book Six.
Beneath the silver moon . . . For six months the nightmares have been chasing Liv Lugaru out of her sleep. The same terrifying dream, the same fevered wolves panting after her, their hot breath getting closer and closer as a full moon hangs heavy in the night sky—until she wakes up drenched in sweat, with her fiancé, the brother of the man who broke her heart, gazing down at her . . . Six months ago, Sebastian was almost killed by his brother in a power struggle within their werewolf pack. His disappearance opened the way for his brother to console Liv, win her trust . . . without ever telling her of their true heritage. Now Sebastian is ready to reclaim his rightful place—to rise up with the moon and claim the only woman he’s ever loved . . .