Here is Jim Morrison in all his complexity-singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent-the brilliant, charismatic, and obsessed seeker who rejected authority in any form, the explorer who probed "the bounds of reality to see what would happen..." Seven years in the writing, this definitive biography is the work of two men whose empathy and experience with Jim Morrison uniquely prepared them to recount this modern tragedy: Jerry Hopkins, whose famous Presley biography, Elvis, was inspired by Morrison's suggestion, and Danny Sugerman, confidant of and aide to the Doors. With an afterword by Michael McClure.
Darkness lives within . . . Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be. It's not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy - it's the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker's cousin Fergal arrives, the danger goes vertical. But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie's worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?
Winner of the August Derleth Award, No One Gets Out Alive is the ultimate haunted house thriller from horror writer Adam Nevill. Darkness lives within . . . Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be. It's not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy - it's the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker's cousin Fergal arrives, the danger goes vertical. But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie's worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?
I have cancer, but it's not who I am. Mother of four girls Julia Watson thought her world was falling apart when she found out she had terminal cancer. But with humour and courage, Julia faces the greatest challenge of her life – and in the process becomes the person she'd always wanted to be. A survivor of child abuse, brought up by a mother with mental illness, Julia was no stranger to adversity. After her daughter Georgie was born with Down syndrome, she thought she'd faced it all. But when doctors offer her the chance of risky but potentially life-saving surgery, Julia faces her toughest situation yet. Follow Julia and her family, as she writes her way through the crisis, chases her dreams, gets her dancing shoes on and discovers the lighter side of life with a colostomy bag. This is a candid, entertaining look at life with cancer and living each day with humour and hope.
Steve Rasnic Tem once said his writing was filtered through “a different lens to view the world.” With a style all his own, Tem has galvanized and thrilled fans of weird fiction worldwide. His efforts have earned him the Bram Stoker, World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards. His métier is the monstrous secret, the unsettling darkness hidden within all of us. “Bedtime Story” opens with a line that defines Tem’s style: “I don’t know why bad things happen. There’s never a good reason. They just do.” The story introduces us to a nightmare conjured from the mind of a child, preparing to victimize her own father. “The Unmasking” takes us into the tortured psyche of a horribly deformed recluse obsessed with the intricacies of human skin. “Outside,” one of several homages to the great H.P. Lovecraft, melds Tem’s uniquely poetic style with the cosmic horror created by that twisted gentleman from Providence. “The Masque of Edgar Allan Poe” focuses on Tem’s fondness for mask imagery, and how the veneer we wear on the surface can become immobile, consuming our souls. “The Doll Thief” is a deeply disturbing exercise in pathos, perversion and psychosis. In “Pulled Down to Sleep,” a man fights to remain awake, knowing that sleep will doom him to a life of unspeakable nightmares. “Worms” is a frightening tale of vengeance that will literally leave your skin crawling. With “Mother Hag,” Tem gives us a “grim” fairy tale about monstrous motherly love, courtesy of a grotesque, carnivorous witch.
'One of the bad girls of gritty crime' Daily Mirror Sarah Mullen is a beautiful child who at seven years old is put into care by her drug-addicted mother. Trying to live with the rejection is bad enough, but no one could have prepared her for the pain that was yet to come. Harry Shaw is the boy that everyone bullies, the kid whose own mother locked him in a cupboard so she wouldn't have to look at his face, and then left him there. When he meets Sarah for the first time, a friendship is instantly forged. And out of a desire to be loved an alliance is born. Then into their lives comes Vinnie Walker, a good-looking and calculating thirteen-year-old who will change both their lives forever. 'A cracking read that will chill you to the bone' Sun on Two-Faced 'Mandasue has played a real blinder with this fantastic novel' Martina Cole on Forget-Me-Not
Descend to the depths of primal horror with this chilling collection of original stories drawn from H. P. Lovecraft’s shocking, terrifying, and eerily prescient Cthulhu Mythos. In twenty-one dark visions, a host of outstanding contemporary writers tap into our innermost fears, with tales set in a misbegotten new world that could have been spawned only by the master of the macabre himself, H. P. Lovecraft. Inside you’ll find: “Details” by China Miéville: A curious boy discovers that within the splinters of cracked wood or the tangle of tree branches, the devil is in the details. “Visitation” by James Robert Smith: When Edgar Allan Poe arrives, a callow man finally gets what he always wanted—and what he may eternally despise. “Meet Me on the Other Side” by Yvonne Navarro: A couple in love with terror travels beyond their wildest dreams—and into their nightmares. “A Fatal Exception Has Occured At . . .” by Alan Dean Foster: Internet terrorism extends far beyond transmitting threats of evil. AND SEVENTEEN MORE HARROWING TALES “The Invisible Empire” by James Van Pelt “A Victorian Pot Dresser” by L. H. Maynard and M. P. N. Sims “The Cabin in the Woods” by Richard Laymon “The Stuff of the Stars, Leaking” by Tim Lebbon “Sour Places” by Mark Chadbourn “That’s the Story of My Life” by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams “Long Meg and Her Daughters” by Paul Finch “Dark of the Moon” by James S. Dorr “Red Clay” by Michael Reaves “Principles and Parameters” by Meredith L. Patterson “Are You Loathsome Tonight?” by Poppy Z. Brite “The Serenade of Starlight” by W. H. Pugmire, Esq. “Outside” by Steve Rasnic Tem “Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea” by Caitlín R. Kiernan “A Spectacle of a Man” by Weston Ochse “The Firebrand Symphony” by Brian Hodge “Teeth” by Matt Cardin
Editors Craig Pospisil and Danna Call compiled this new collection of more than fifty monologues selected exclusively from Dramatists Play Service publications from recent seasons. Inside these pages you will find an enormous range of voices and subject matter, characters from their teens to their sixties and authors of widely varied styles, but all immensely talented. These monologues represent some of the best writing in the American theatre today, and we are proud to bring them together in this new volume.
This is a guidebook to help children who: hurt, hit, bite, smash, kick, shout, scream or who are out of control, hyperaroused or hyperactive; can only discharge their angry feelings in verbal or physical attacks, rather than being able to think about and reflect on what they feel; are angry because it is easier than feeling hurt or sad; are locked in anger or rage because of sibling rivalry; are controlling and punitive; regularly defy authority or are diagnosed with a conduct disorder; commit cold acts of cruelty, hurt animals or do not cry any more; spoil, damage or destroy what others do or make; create fear in others because they have locked away their own fears; do not want to please people, cannot trust, have stopped looking for love or approval or truly believe they do not need anyone; do not really know how to 'like' someone; and, definitely do not know how to love someone or are affectionate only if they want something.
3 fast paced stories from the queen of northern thrillers. THE FRONT is a gritty story of small-time crime leading to big-time punishment, set in the Manchester badlands. FORGET ME NOT - A serial killer stalks Manchester's prostitutes in the second novel from one of the most talented new voices in crime fiction today. TAINTED LIVES - An exhilarating thriller following the highs and lows of three abandoned children growing up to face even worse as adults.
The death of Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 was a tragedy. She was one of the brightest music stars in years -a brilliant, original song writer with a mighty voice and great personal charm. Amy was loveable, but troubled. She was as notorious for her messy personal life, drug addiction and alcoholism, as she was celebrated for her songs, and her death in 2011, while shocking, was not unexpected. Amy was also the latest in a series of iconic music stars who died at the same young age; starting with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones whose death in 1969 was followed by Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in 1970, Jim Morrison in 1971, and Kurt Cobain in 1994. All were gifted. All were dissipated. All were 27. The 27 Club was first used as a collective term for these lost souls after a comment by Kurt Cobain's mother. 'He's gone and joined that stupid club,' she said after Kurt shot himself. 'I told him not to ...' In this ground-breaking book, Howard Sounes delivers a detailed and insightful study of Amy Winehouse's life, and sets that life in the context of the 27 Club. That six big music stars died at 27 -- along with 44 less well-known names -- is on one level a coincidence. But behind this coincidence Sounes reveals is a disturbing common narrative that explains how these artists met their fate, and casts new light on Amy's death in particular.
Find the Black Files, or humanity falls. Alex never thought he'd be recruited for a mission to save humanity. He's learned a lot as since leaving Bunker 108, but the horrors of the Wasteland aren't through with him yet. When the team risks everything to go after the Black Files, there's no going back. The Great Blight will prove the toughest obstacle yet, with nearly impassable terrain guarded by the virus's spawn. Alex and the crew must battle for their lives at every turn. Can they make it to Bunker One, and can the Black Files reveal how to stop the xenovirus? Keywords: post apocalyptic, apocalypse, zombies, wasteland, monsters, virus, invasion, dystopian, adventure, action
Sexy. Powerful. Lethal. William Bosworth is one of the billionaire elites who rule Las Vegas with an iron fist. When I helped the powerful billionaire William Bosworth, after he’d received a severe beating one night in a back street of Las Vegas three years ago, I did not expect my life to turn out this way—becoming a pet to the influential man who makes my heart ache for him, who not only sees me as his plaything, but as someone who is special to him, someone who loves him unconditionally. My name is Savannah White, and I was sold as a pet, a sex toy, by my stepmother to the highest bidder in order to pay off her gambling debt. William Bosworth is that highest bidder. He is now my master, and I must obey his every command—be it outside or inside the bedroom, behind closed doors where his show of adoration makes me burn for more. This is our story. Keywords: romance ebook, sexy romance, steamy contemporary romance, steamy romance, steamy billionaire romance, sexy billionaire romance
He's vowed to protect her. No matter the cost. Xander Holt loves working for the Royal Protectors. As one of the official bodyguards to the royal family of Limaj, he lives in a palace, makes more money than he ever has before, and works with the best of the best. The only catch— the person he’s assigned to protect hates his guts. Fine by him, it’s easier that way. Life hasn’t always been a fairytale for Princess Elen Gustaffson. She finally has her family back after more than a decade in exile, but her new reality isn’t much better. The only thing worse than being on lockdown... having a hot bodyguard assigned to protect her around the clock. As Xander and Elen butt heads, they find their undeniable attraction impossible to resist— even though it breaks all the rules. When an old enemy resurfaces, threatening Elen, Xander is willing to burn down the whole country to eliminate him, and save the princess. His princess. The question is, can he do it in time?
This is an enthralling personal account of the secret Nazi project, Operation Bernhard, devised to destabilize the British and, later, American economies by creating and putting into circulation millions of counterfeit banknotes. A team of typographers and printers was pulled out of the rows of prisoners on their way to the gas chambers and transferred to the strictly isolated Block 19 in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. There they were presented with the enormous task of producing almost perfect counterfeits to the value of hundreds of millions of pounds sterling. These notes were to be dropped from bombers over London, with the aim of causing financial chaos. When the time came the Luftwaffe's resources were fully committed in other campaigns and theaters but some of the currency was successfully used to fund operations in Germany's secret war.
Zack Richards has just turned fifty. His mother passed away a year ago from breast cancer. Six months ago "the most beautiful girl in the world" (as Zack referred to her) his wife Julie was killed by a drunk driver. Now his father has become ill with some very peculiar symptoms. Then to top it off his job as an engineer at Hunter Motors is being seriously threatened. When all this is put together, Zack is going through a mid-life crisis of monumental proportions. After a series of foreign and unexpected events, Zack decides to begin a spiritual journey in the quest of nothing less than... the meaning of life! Why are all the important people in my life leaving me and where are they now that they're gone, are the questions that fuel Zack's mission. In the midst of his searching, Zack's sister-in-law introduces him to the beautiful, confident, but vulnerable Brenda. His best friend's wife introduces him to the perky, vivacious and extremely vulnerable Sara.