Saint City Sinners
Dante Valentine has just about had it. First, she's hired by the Devil to hunt down four demons who escaped from Hell. Then, she finds out one of those demons is Eve, a child she swore to protect.
To top it all off, her lover Japhrimel thinks that the Devil is right. And that all the demons, including Eve, belong in hell.
It doesn't matter what she thinks is best for Eve. Because once you make a deal with the Devil, there is no going back.
|Saintcrow Lilith||Dante Valentine|
Новелла "Sanctus" входит в авторский сборник "Ночные истории". В нем объединены произведения, отражающие интерес Гофмана к "ночной стороне души", к подсознательному, иррациональному в человеческой психике. Гофмана привлекает тема безумия, преступления, таинственные, патологические душевные состояния.
Это целый мир, где причудливо смешивается реальное и ирреальное, царят призрачные, фантастические образы, а над всеми событиями и судьбами властвует неотвратимое мистическое начало. Это поэтическое закрепление неизведанного и таинственного, прозреваемого и ощущаемого в жизни, влияющего на человеческие судьбы, тревожащего ум и воображение.
|Гофман Эрнст Теодор Амадей|
Sarah Court. Meet the resident.
The haunted father of a washed-up stuntman. A disgraced surgeon and his son, a broken-down boxer. A father set on permanent self-destruct, and his daughter, a reluctant powerlifter. A fireworks-maker and his daughter. A very peculiar boy and his equally peculiar adopted family.
Five houses. Five families. One block.
Ask yourself: How well do you know your neighbours? How well do you know your own family? Ultimately, how well do you know yourself? How deeply do the threads of your own life entwine with those around you? Do you ever really know how tightly those threads are knotted? Do you want to know?
I know, and can show you. Please, let me show you.
Welcome to Sarah Court: make yourself at home.
From Publishers Weekly
Davidson (The Fighter) delivers a dark, dense, and often funny collection of intertwined tales that are rewarding enough to overcome their flaws. The five families in the squirrel-infested homes on the titular street are made up of broken and dysfunctional characters. Patience shoplifts for a hobby; daredevil Colin has no sense of fear; hit man Jeffrey was raised in a foster home and might have Asperger's, synesthesia, or some entirely different neurological weirdness; Nick still rankles from the years his father forced him to try his hand at boxing; and Donald is trying to sell a strange box that he says contains a demon. Davidson delivers his story at a leisurely pace with only a hint of gonzo gore, aiming for readers who appreciate nonlinear narrative structure, flawed characters often unsure of their own motivations, and an evocative sense of place.
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Lives of the people who live in five houses in one block on Sarah Court, just north of Niagara Falls, intertwine in these five chapters of tightly packed prose. River man Wesley Hill, who picks up the “plungers,” can’t dissuade his daredevil son, Colin, from going over the falls. Patience Nanavatti, whose basement was blown up by Clara Russell’s pyromaniac foster child, finds a preemie in a Walmart toilet. Competitive neighbors Fletcher Burger and Frank Saberhagen pit their children, pending power-lifter Abby Burger and amateur boxer Nick Saberhagen, against each other athletically. And there’s much more, as Davidson loops back and forth, playing with chronology to finish stories. There is a strong emphasis on fatherhood here, with wives and mothers largely absent, and the masculine bent is particularly obvious in a stupid bet — a finger for a Cadillac — over a dog’s trick. Given that a handful of characters suffer significant brain damage, caused as often by intent as by accident, the introduction of a mysterious alien being seems superfluous. In Davidson’s vividly portrayed, testosterone-fueled world, humans cause enough pain all by themselves.
Something terrible is stirring in the wreckage of Chernobyl.
The Chernobyl Sarcophagus is crumbling, and the Carapace project to contain the infamous reactor has stalled. Dr Victoria Cox must return to Pripyat, in the heart of the exclusion zone, to find out why. Confronted by corporate irresponsibility and greed, she soon finds herself in a race against time, fighting to prevent another radiological disaster of catastrophic proportions. As the human cost of the project mounts, the long shadows of pagan myth and nuclear folklore fall across the irradiated ghost town. Shadows through which Victoria must walk, if she is to discover the true nature of the danger that they face - and the price that must be paid to stop it.
Savaging the Dark
Mona Straw has it all—beautiful daughter, caring husband, lovely home, fulfilling job as a middle-school teacher. But one day a new man enters Mona’s life and turns it upside down, their passionate affair tilting her mind to the edge of madness—and murder.
Her lover’s name is Connor. He’s got blonde hair, green eyes… and he’s eleven years old.
Scelti dalle tenebre
Il libro racconta la storia del vampiro Lestat, da aristocratico raffinato nella Francia prerivoluzionaria allo stile rock di New Orleans degli anni ’80, scavando attraverso le sue molte differenti esistenze e indagando il mistero della sua persona unica e infinita
|Rice Anne||Cronache dei vampiri|
It began in First Activation, when military veterans Harry and Jack arrived at a silent JFK airport and a New York City full of madmen driven to kill one another.
In Second Activation, the two brothers escape from Monroe, Michigan, and head for New York to face down Genesis Alliance, a despotic organization that is implementing the chaos to create a new order. Caught in a race against time, confronted with a local team intent on revenge and expecting the imminent arrival of a larger reinforcement, Harry and Jack must avoid existing dangers, gain allies, and stop the Alliance from launching its next Activation.
With the fate of the remaining population at stake, Harry and Jack know that stopping the Activation means going to war once again…
Second Activation is the sequel in the high-octane and thrilling post-apocalyptic Activation series.
|Wearmouth Darren A, Wearmouth Marcus P||Activation|
George Brookes is a brilliant but reclusive plant biologist living on a remote Canadian island. After his mysterious death, the heirs to his estate arrive on the island, including his daughter Isabelle, her teenage children, and Jules Beecher, a friend and pioneer in plant neurobiology. They will be isolated on the frigid island for two weeks, until the next supply boat arrives.
As Jules begins investigating the laboratory and scientific papers left by George, he comes to realize that his mentor may have achieved a monumental scientific breakthrough: communication between plants and humans. Within days, the island begins to have strange and violent effects on the group, especially Jules who becomes obsessed with George’s journal, the strange fungus growing on every plant and tree, and horrible secrets that lay buried in the woods. It doesn’t take long for Isabelle to realize that her father may have unleashed something sinister on the island, a malignant force that’s far more deadly than any human. As a fierce storm hits and the power goes out, she knows they’ll be lucky to make it out alive.
A.J. Colucci masterfully weaves real science with horror to create a truly terrifying thriller, drawing from astonishing new discoveries about plants and exploring their eerie implications. Seeders is a feast of horror and suspense.
|Colucci A J|
Seeds of Fear
Plant yourself under the covers and get ready for Seeds of Fear, fifth in the ground- breaking Hot Blood erotic horror anthology series. Pinup queen Brinke Stevens delivers the Introduction, and 19 original stories cultivated by editors Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett follow. Terror and titillation reach full, florid bloom as Bentley Little invites you to “See Marilyn Monroe’s Panties!” Ronald Kelly introduces a “Scream Queen” you won’t soon forget, Edward Lee follows his Stoker-nominated “Mr. Torso” (HB4) with “Grub-Girl” and award-winning author P. D. Cacek (Stoker, World Fantasy) welcomes her “Devil With a Blue Dress.”
These top-name horror writers bring you the freshest works guaranteed to raise goosebumps and scald the blood.
|Ptacek Kathryn, Little Bentley, Lee Edward, Kelly Ronald, Sallee Wayne Allen, Gelb Jeff, Williamson J N, Garrett Michael, Miller Rex, Anderson Paul Dale, Newton Michael, Stevens Brinke, Mosiman Billie Sue, Taff John, Crawford James, Comeau J L, George Stephen R, Urban Scott H, Cacek P D||Hot Blood|
It's a time of joy for Hunter as he is reunited with his father, who vanished mysteriously years before. Only Morgan senses that something is wrong, that Hunter's father is hiding a dark secret that could threaten them all.
Seldom Seen in August
Wade Crawford is not a good guy. He’s a bank robber and a ruthless killer, and now three people are dead and Wade is on the run. With the cops hot on his heels, he breaks into a seemingly ordinary house in a seemingly ordinary neighborhood to hide and wait on word from his partner.
But this neighborhood is far from ordinary. Indeed it has a very specific purpose, and soon Wade will discover that life in prison would be preferable to the hellish torment Seldom Seen has in store for him.
|Burke Kealan Patrick|
|Serial Uncut||Kilborn Jack||Serial|
Sex and the Single Vampire
It’s not the ideal career. But Allegra Telford, confirmed singleton, has somehow found herself in a haunted hotel in London, trying unsuccessfully to summon spirits (and not even the alcoholic kind).
So, obviously, she’s thrilled when she discovers the ghost of a stunningly gorgeous, albeit horribly wounded man, even if he does bear an uncanny resemblance to the tall, dark, handsome man of her fantasies.
Her frustration quickly returns, however, when she realises that he is not actually a spirit. In fact, he may be something much more bloodthirsty indeed. And, contrary to Allie’s own desires (ok, not her desires – perhaps her reason), he has arrogantly made some sort of alpha-male decision that she’s his ‘beloved’, whatever that means...
|Макалистер Кейти||Dark Ones|
Sex, Lies, and Vampires
Amongst the Dark Ones there is one they call The Betrayer, one who is doomed to hand his own kind over to a demon lord... for eternity.
But now a small boy has been kidnapped, and it's up to Nell Harris—a Charmer (no, literally, that's her job) to rescue him. Problem is, she can’t help but find The Betrayer a teeny, tiny bit attractive... is it possible he is not as soul-less as he seems, or has her penchant for bad-boys just gone into overdrive?
|Макалистер Кейти||Dark Ones|
|Shadow||Poe Edgar Allan|
Is Rose's fate to kill the person she loves most? It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason's death, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret…. She's in love with Dimitri. And this time, it-s way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever…
|Mead Richelle||Vampire Academy|
They call it the Academy. A secluded, cliff-top mansion overlooking the rugged Pacific coast. A school for children gifted — or cursed — with extraordinary minds. Children soon to come under the influence of an intelligence even more brilliant than their own — and unspeakably evil. For within this mind a dark plan is taking form. A plan so horrifying, no one will believe it. No one but the children. And for them it is already too late. Too late, unless one young student can resist the seductive invitation that will lead… into the Shadows.
|Shan, Darren - Cirque Du Freak 02 - The Vampire's Assistant||ABC Amber LIT Converter|
|Shan, Darren - Cirque Du Freak 04 - Vampire Mountain||DARREN SHAN|
|Shan, Darren - Cirque Du Freak 05 - Trials Of Death||DARREN SHAN|