1987 “Does it burn in the dark?”
Reid is a bully, but he’s still Alex’s best friend. When Reid pushes Alex and their friends into invading a historically haunted Massachusetts house, Alex knows it’s a terrible idea, but indulges his friend. What could go wrong?
Inside, a mysterious Shadow looms in the darkness. The door to the house vanishes, leaving them trapped. The group flees through the tiny, one-roomed house that defies logic, constantly shifting, presenting them with new doors, hallways, and rooms that seem to be plucked from their memories and fears. One by one, the Shadow hunts them, intent on burning them all from within.
Is there any way to escape? Or will they be burned from the inside out?
James Hancock has everything-a comfortable marriage, grown children launched into their chosen careers, and the wealth and jet-setting lifestyle of a successful banker. He's a geeky slightly naive quant who's risen to the highest echelons of the cutthroat world of high finance on the strength of his prodigious mathematical abilities. But even with all the outward signs of personal and professional achievement, he feels an emptiness inside, a yearning for something more. Then he's sent to London, where he meets Roxy Reid, a girl from the mean streets of the East End, the survivor of a tough childhood with a drug addict mother. Lost waif and formidable warrior, unschooled illiterate and genius savant, artless guttersnipe and sophisticated lady, childlike innocent and wise sage, with trusting immaturity and weary cynicism-Roxy is an impossible bundle of contradictions. She enters his life like a bolt of lightning, showing him in a flash how cold and sterile his life has been. Everything about her is wrong-she's far too young, totally alien to everything in his experience, and has long standing ties to organized crime. Drawn into her violent world of drugs and gangs, he must decide whether to risk everything to pursue her.
The award-winning graphic novel series Mary Morgan's Journal continues with this surprising and enlightening third installment, The Watcher's Tale, Mary Morgan's Journal Book 3.
After rescuing thousands of Resistance fighters from the Arctic Mines, Mary and her team return to find an even more dangerous and desperate world. Not only has the villainous Herr Bigly Rump returned and retaken his throne, he has now declared himself King of the World, and has demanded unwavering loyalty from the citizens of Rumptopia.
To ensure his plot prevails, the Rump and his evil allies – Chain Yankervich, Prince Moolah Bin Greeeed, and the Emperor Ang Wee Wun – have devised a plan to steal all the world’s children and exploit them for their magic. This sinister scheme is well underway and shows no sign of weakness as Mary and her friends scramble for the truth and for others who can help them defeat the Great Orange Beast. The Rump’s lies and distractions thwart them at every turn, though, leaving them clueless as to his true endgame, and blind to the only ones capable of saving the world.
The Watcher’s Tale is the third book in the Mary Morgan’s Journal serialized novel collection. Book Four, The Hero’s Tale, is coming soon.
When English professor Lam Corso receives a death threat at work, he thinks it’s a joke by one of his colleagues. When his home is broken into and his wife’s business vandalized, he denies any connection to the threat. But when the violence escalates, he is forced into action. His wife—a passionate anti-gun crusader—is outraged when Lam brings a gun into the house. The police can't find any leads. Left to their own devices, Lam and Susan are forced to examine their marriage and their values in the face of a carefully targeted attack from an assailant spurred into action by his own agenda.
What will it cost to survive?
Sacrificial Lam, psychological suspense that builds until it grips you and you can’t stop reading.
Perfect for the fans of Anna Jacobs and Dilly Court.
Orphan, Victoria Carlton is brought up by her uncle, a banker, to be a lady and make a good marriage. Yet, she is drawn to help the poor families in the slums, much to her family’s disgust. When her uncle dies suddenly, her cousins blame Victoria, and she is thrown out of the house with nothing.
Victoria flees to the poor side of York to start again in a world that is full of perils. To combat the heartache of being without her family, she befriends the destitute women and children in the slums, but such friendships come with the danger of disease, and increasing poverty, and the threat of a brutal man could cost her everything.
Can Victoria find the security she has lost? Will a certain doctor be the man she can give her heart to? Or will the ghosts of the past return to take away everything she has worked so hard for?
No bachelor could be prepared for what happens to the Givens brothers one stormy night in 1876. Finding a pregnant woman on their road, they take her in. Before they can learn anything about her, she gives birth to triplets and disappears. Luckily, the doctor supplies a much-needed wet-nurse— Cynara, a recent widow who lost her baby. Her sad eyes and gentle acceptance awaken something in Barclay's staid soul. But she's not ready for a new man in her life. She'll stay at the ranch and tend the babies, but that's all.
Meanwhile, where is the babies' real mother? Who and where is the father? And what will become of these helpless infants?
They met on the eve of battle. One enlisted to avoid prison, the other enlisted to avoid the money lenders. On the bloodied fields of France, Harry Connelly collapses beside the corpse of Andrew Conroy. It’s a risk, a hanging offence, it’s his only hope for a future. Harry swaps identity discs. Now Andrew, he's just another face in post war London until a letter arrives with a proposition, plunging him into a nightmare of murder, family jealousy and greed. To survive he must live this lie without a mistake, until Lacey, the truth and the consequences.
Our novel “Zeke N. Fein” follows the bumbling exploits of Zeke, a journalist working for Sun TV News. Zeke aspires to be a hard-hitting journalist who uncovers corruption and wrongdoing in the style of a 60 Minutes reporter, but he has a skill set more suited to covering local events, including spelling bees, 4H events, and “the latest person in town to make it to their 100th birthday.” The only way Zeke can see to get himself out of the local news beat is to ask hard-ball questions even in the fluff pieces he has been given. In doing so, he manages to turn Sister Martha, a nun in the local parish church, into a town celebrity, when she charmingly deflects his gestapo style interrogation. This ultimately sets him up for a confrontation with Ginny, the President of the Sister Martha Fan Club, an articulate and effective, but quite off-beat spokesman for the newly formed club.