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Since We Last Spoke

Since We Last Spoke [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062571133
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“A powerful story about grief, loss, and the restorative nature of love, Since We Last Spoke will stay with you long after you’ve finished.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go “Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that’s intertwined them forever.” —Miranda Asebedo, author of The Deepest Roots Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon, this heartbreaking and uplifting novel captures the ups and downs of teen love in the face of unimaginable grief and the rocky journey to healing, peace, and forgiveness. From breakout author Brenda Rufener (Where I Live). When Aggi Frank and Max Granger finally admitted their feelings for each other last December, it felt like love was beautiful and endless . . . until it wasn’t. A fatal car accident involving their older siblings throws their lives into sudden chaos. And with a restraining order now in place between the two bitter households, Aggi and Max’s love runs cold. Being together again seems like a distant fantasy, even though they share the same driveway. Still, Plum Lake is a small town, and staying apart can’t last forever. Aggi and Max eventually reunite at a lake-house party and break the ice after a year of silence. But just as they begin to rebuild their relationship, the unthinkable happens, leading them to confront each other and their families in the hope of mending the broken pieces. “Rufener's treatment of grief is nuanced and deeply felt, and Aggi's and Max's complex feelings about themselves, their families, and their aborted romance drive the skillfully crafted narrative. A compelling story about grief told through the voices of two expertly drawn protagonists.” —Kirkus

If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982137991
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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*#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* From the legendary storyteller and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new “exceptionally compelling novellas that reaffirm [King’s] mastery of the form” (The Washington Post). Readers adore Stephen King’s novels, and his novellas are their own dark treat, briefer but just as impactful and enduring as his longer fiction. Many of his novellas have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Four brilliant new tales in If It Bleeds are sure to prove as iconic as their predecessors. Once again, King’s remarkable range is on full display. In the title story, reader favorite Holly Gibney (from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and The Outsider) must face her fears, and possibly another outsider—this time on her own. In “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” an intergenerational friendship has a disturbing afterlife. “The Life of Chuck” explores, beautifully, how each of us contains multitudes. And in “Rat,” a struggling writer must contend with the darker side of ambition. If these novellas show King’s range, they also prove that certain themes endure. One of King’s great concerns is evil, and in If It Bleeds, there’s plenty of it. There is also evil’s opposite, which in King’s fiction often manifests as friendship. Holly is reminded that friendship is not only life-affirming but can be life-saving. Young Craig befriends Mr. Harrigan, and the sweetness of this late-in-life connection is its own reward. “Exactly what I wanted to read right now,” said Ruth Franklin in a rave on the cover of The New York Times Book Review. “Phenomenal," said Brian Truitt in USA TODAY. “King still owns the fright business like none other.”

Stiff Things: The Splatterporn Anthology

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Author: Brandon Ford,Cori Vidae,Brian Rosenberger ,Olive Whittier ,Tanker Ray ,Kristopher Triana ,S.C. Hayden ,Eric LaRocca ,Shequila Rayne ,Andrew Darlington ,Paul Allih
Publisher: Red Room Press
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Stiff Things: The Splatterporn Anthology by Brandon Ford,Cori Vidae,Brian Rosenberger ,Olive Whittier ,Tanker Ray ,Kristopher Triana ,S.C. Hayden ,Eric LaRocca ,Shequila Rayne ,Andrew Darlington ,Paul Allih Book Resume:

When Red Room Press put out the call for submissions for STIFF THINGS we said we were ready to ratchet up the visceral intensity with hardcore stories that penetrate new depths of horror. But we weren't as ready as we thought we were for the extreme stuff that came flooding in on waves of blood and other bodily fluids we won't mention here. Not that we're complaining. In other words, we got what we wished for...and more. The stories themselves dictated a new title. And so here is the TOC for this upcoming release with a more apt title: Stiff Things: The Splatterporn Anthology MODERN CELEBRITY by Brandon Ford SUCKERS by Cori Vidae and Brian Rosenberger ONE EAR, ALWAYS TO THE LAND OF THE DEAD by Olive Whittier GODFUCKED by Tanker Ray THE SOLUTION by Kristopher Triana HUNTER'S MOON by S.C. Hayden IF MY FACE WERE TRANSPARENT, YOU'D SEE THE DEVIL by Eric LaRocca CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT by Shequila Rayne THE PENIS OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Andrew Darlington THE EXTRA MILE by Paul Allih

The Body Lies

The Body Lies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 052565612X
Author: Jo Baker
Publisher: Vintage
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A dark, thrilling new novel from the best-selling author of Longbourn: a work of riveting psychological suspense that grapples with how to live as a woman in the world--or in the pages of a book--when the stakes are dangerously high. When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote English countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the bustle of London and the scene of a violent assault she is desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of her new life and the demands of single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative-writing class. When a troubled student starts turning in chapters that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognizes herself as the main character in his book--and he has written her a horrific fate. Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it's too late? At once a breathless cat-and-mouse game and a layered interrogation of the fetishization of the female body, The Body Lies gives us an essential story for our time that will have you checking the locks on your doors.

The Perfect Fraud

The Perfect Fraud [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062906097
Author: Ellen LaCorte
Publisher: HarperCollins
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In this propulsive debut thriller, two women with deep secrets are thrown together by an unexpected meeting that plunges both their lives into chaos. But it’s a sick little girl whose fate hangs in the balance. Motherhood is tough. But then, so is daughterhood. When we first meet Claire, she’s living in Sedona, Arizona with her boyfriend Cal and ducking calls from her mother. Her mom is a world class psychic on the East Coast and Claire doesn’t want her to discover the truth. Claire works in the family business and calls herself a psychic, but she doesn’t really have “the gift” and hasn’t for a long time. She’s a fraud. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Rena, a young mother, has family issues of her own. She’s divorced and her four-year-old daughter, Stephanie, suffers from mysterious, seemingly incurable stomach problems. No matter how many specialists Rena drags her to, no matter how many mommy-blog posts she makes about her child’s health issues, trying to get help and support from her online community, Stephanie only gets sicker. When Claire and Rena meet by chance on an airplane, their carefully constructed lives begin to explode. Can these two women help each other and can they help Stephanie before it’s too late?

The Light at the End

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Author: John Skipp,Craig Spector
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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An adrenaline-charged tale of unrelenting suspense that sparks with raw and savage energy... The newspapers scream out headlines that spark terror across the city. Ten murders on the New York City subway. Ten grisly crimes that defy all reason -- no pattern, no m.o., no leads for police to pursue. The press dubs the fiend the "Subway Psycho"; the NYPD desperately seeks their quarry before the city erupts in mass hysteria. But they won't find what they're looking for. Because they all think that the killer is human. Only a few know the true story -- a story the papers will never print. It is a tale of abject terror and death written in grit and steel... and blood. The tale of a man who vanished into the bowels of the urban earth one night, taken by a creature of unholy evil, then left as a babe abandoned on the doorstep of Hell. Now he is back, driven by twin demons of rage and retribution. He is unstoppable. And we are all his prey... unless a ragtag band of misfit souls will dare to descend into a world of manmade darkness, where the real and unreal alike dwell in endless shadow. A place where humanity has been left behind, and the horrifying truth will dawn as a madman's chilling vendetta comes to light... Filled with gripping drama and harrowing doomsday dread, The Light at the End is the book that ushered in a bold new view of humankind's most ancient and ruthless evil; a mesmerizing novel from two acknowledged masters of spellbinding suspense.

Being Lolita

Being Lolita [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250217229
Author: Alisson Wood
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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A dark romance evolves between a high schooler and her English teacher in this breathtakingly powerful memoir about a young woman who must learn to rewrite her own story. “Have you ever read Lolita?” So begins seventeen-year-old Alisson’s metamorphosis from student to lover and then victim. A lonely and vulnerable high school senior, Alisson finds solace only in her writing—and in a young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. North. Mr. North gives Alisson a copy of Lolita to read, telling her it is a beautiful story about love. The book soon becomes the backdrop to a connection that blooms from a simple crush into a forbidden romance. But as Mr. North’s hold on her tightens, Alisson is forced to evaluate how much of their narrative is actually a disturbing fiction. In the wake of what becomes a deeply abusive relationship, Alisson is faced again and again with the story of her past, from rereading Lolita in college to working with teenage girls to becoming a professor of creative writing. It is only with that distance and perspective that she understands the ultimate power language has had on her—and how to harness that power to tell her own true story. Being Lolita is a stunning coming-of-age memoir that shines a bright light on our shifting perceptions of consent, vulnerability, and power. This is the story of what happens when a young woman realizes her entire narrative must be rewritten—and then takes back the pen to rewrite it.

Sorrowland

Sorrowland [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374722803
Author: Rivers Solomon
Publisher: MCD
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A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised—flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world. But even in the forest, Vern is a hunted woman. Forced to fight back against the community that refuses to let her go, she unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of, her body wracked by inexplicable and uncanny changes. To understand her metamorphosis and to protect her small family, Vern has to face the past, and more troublingly, the future—outside the woods. Finding the truth will mean uncovering the secrets of the compound she fled but also the violent history in America that produced it. Rivers Solomon’s Sorrowland is a genre-bending work of Gothic fiction. Here, monsters aren’t just individuals, but entire nations. It is a searing, seminal book that marks the arrival of a bold, unignorable voice in American fiction.

Penpal

Penpal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0985545518
Author: Dathan Auerbach
Publisher: 1000Vultures
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Blood Kin

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Author: Ronald Kelly
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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Unholy Revival! Josiah Craven had been all but forgotten for nearly a hundred years. To his descendants, he was nothing more than an imposing image in an old tintype photograph and the subject of stories told in hushed tones before the fireplace at night. A traveling mountain preacher who had returned from his wanderings and died by mysterious circumstances; buried in an unmarked grave with a wooden stake through his heart. Dudley Craven had heard the tales, but never believed them… until his plow unearthed an ancient coffin in the center of a lonesome mountain pasture. Now Josiah is back and his true nature has been revealed. Hungering for the blood and obedience of his kin, he roams the Appalachian Mountains with only one purpose in mind… to initiate his family into a dark church of the damned. Only a trio of unlikely foes summon the courage to bring Josiah’s ungodly mission to an end. An alcoholic carpenter who will do anything to save his wife and children, a timid preacher’s wife with a love of horror literature and film, and the knowledge to defeat the undead, and a moonshine-making mountain man who once encountered a similar evil in the dark tunnels beneath the jungles of Vietnam. Together, they will ascend the peak of Craven’s Mountain to do battle with Josiah Craven and his congregation of the living dead!

I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream

I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497609615
Author: Harlan Ellison
Publisher: Open Road Media
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I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison Book Resume:

Seven stunning stories of speculative fiction by the author of A Boy and His Dog. In a post-apocalyptic world, four men and one woman are all that remain of the human race, brought to near extinction by an artificial intelligence. Programmed to wage war on behalf of its creators, the AI became self-aware and turned against humanity. The five survivors are prisoners, kept alive and subjected to brutal torture by the hateful and sadistic machine in an endless cycle of violence. This story and six more groundbreaking and inventive tales that probe the depths of mortal experience prove why Grand Master of Science Fiction Harlan Ellison has earned the many accolades to his credit and remains one of the most original voices in American literature. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream also includes “Big Sam Was My Friend,” “Eyes of Dust,” “World of the Myth,” “Lonelyache,” Hugo Award finalist “Delusion for a Dragon Slayer,” and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes.”

Three Reasons to Say Yes

Three Reasons to Say Yes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642470589
Author: Jaime Clevenger
Publisher: Bella Books
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When a little rest and relaxation turns into something more… Julia Maguire can’t wait to spend two weeks in Hawaii with her best friends. She’s been dreaming about this trip for years and all she wants is to lay on a sandy beach with an icy cocktail in her hand. But those vacation goals change the moment she meets Reed Baxter. Reed is a busy doctor with family demands. She’s in Hawaii to let go, not find love, and she’s not interested in any commitment. Adding a little heat to the vacation seems like a good idea as long as there aren’t expectations for anything more.

Ghostly Curse

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Author: Sela Croft
Publisher: Camden Lee Press, LLC
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THE DEAD HAVE SECRETS! Psychic Jaime Sanders wants a normal life for her three children. But there is one catch. She is a witch. Drawn into a world of ghosts and spirits, she is forced to use her powers and fights to defend her family. The harder Jaime works to be a normal mom, the more life pushes her into magic. The message is clear: she must use her power, or someone she loves will die. As if she doesn’t have enough to deal with, her ex-husband has a vendetta against her. And an enemy aims to destroy Jaime then the rest of her beloved coven. Her magic might not be enough when danger looms and lives are at stake. The Natural Witches series is an ongoing story of Jaime Sanders in her fight against evil. Tales of ghosts, sorcerers, reapers, and other supernatural characters fill the pages.

Nick's Awakening

Nick's Awakening [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0991518632
Author: Roger Hyttinen
Publisher: Rambling Wordsmith Press
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Nick's Awakening by Roger Hyttinen Book Resume:

Sixteen year-old Nick Michelson has been seeing strange things lately, things he can’t explain. So when his uncle tells him that some of the men in his family can see ghosts, Nick freaks out and decides he’s going to ignore the spirits. But as he will soon learn, that’s easier said than done — especially once he encounters James Pearce, an angry spirt hell-bent on finding out who killed him. Reluctantly, Nick agrees to help. So with the help of his Tarot cards and his new mentor Katrina, Nick embarks on a journey to help the solve the mystery surrounding James’s death. But once word gets around about Nick’s ability, there’s more than one ghost vying for his attention.

Fireworks and Stolen Kisses

Fireworks and Stolen Kisses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786516705
Author: Freddy MacKay,Angel Martinez
Publisher: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)
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No. Eating. Pixies. At the annual Global Lijun Alliance conference in Tokyo, Tally Bastille makes the first impulsive decision of his life. Others perceive his uktena—the enormous legendary serpent that's his dual-spirit—as a threat, which makes him all too aware that he frightens fellow lijun. But an encounter with a passionate, obviously not-straight otter lijun one evening convinces Tally that he's found his Em'halafi, his destined match. Tally is determined to barrel through all obstacles to make the match happen, including the otter's conservative, traditional family. Trained as a Satislit—a bride-son—Haru Tanaka chafes at the strict boundaries set around their life. They rebel against their clan's constant attempts to force an arranged match and wish desperately for someone who will love them. At the conference, Haru is horrified to learn their family has accepted an offer for them, one too lucrative for the clan to refuse. Not only has the Urusar sold Haru to a stranger, but the lijun is also a giant snake and one who believes in the tired old superstitions regarding Em'halafi. Threatened with banishment if they refuse, Haru has no choice but to marry the wealthy American serpent. Back in Tally's home in Wisconsin, Haru and Tally must navigate both the widening gulf between them as they realize how much they've misunderstood about each other, and the tricky politics of the lijun clan Tally leads. Murder, intrigue and increasing hostility threaten to tear apart the little town of Wadiswan and the arranged marriage they've barely managed to begin.

Flat Line

Flat Line [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479742473
Author: Charles F. David
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Flat Line by Charles F. David Book Resume:

Flat Line. The stories in this book are fiction and are the authors view of whats out there waiting to bring us down. The stories in this book are wrapped around an elite force known as the Navy SEALs, this countrys first line of defense. The men in the pages of this book pursue and track down the terrorist that bring to our shores the nightmare we have long awaited.

Fateplay

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Author: Duncan McGeary
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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In the future, everyone role-plays, cosplaying as their favorite characters—at home, at work, at school, at play. Called Hyper-reality, and assisted by virtual reality and holographic technology, what is normal is blurring. Zach, a small-town kid, becomes heir to the largest Hyper-reality company. He is thrust into the battle for control of the future: who owns these characters and who pays? But what Zach doesn't know is that reality itself is at stake. Guided by Coyote, accompanied by his friends, harried by Thentics, and stalked by Mr. Zander, Zach must find a way to bring back this world's true reality.

Andrew's Story

Andrew's Story [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1847472168
Author: Brenda Prenticepeglerpegler
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
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Andrew's Story by Brenda Prenticepeglerpegler Book Resume:

DescriptionThis is a moving story of how an ordinary family learnt to cope with the incurable, debilitating and often terminal disease of Pancreatitis. The first symptoms appeared when Andrew was just fifteen and after 20 years he lost complete pancreatic function. This robbed him of his job, wife, home and self-respect.Often mistaken for an alcoholic or drug addict, it was a constant struggle to receive any help. He could 'live on the streets as homeless without detriment, the same as any other homeless person'.This resulted in deep depression, self-harm and several suicide attempts. There is no justice. About the AuthorLike many people, Brenda Prentice does not like to see injustice. When her adopted son, who was chronically ill with 20 years of Pancreatitis, became homeless, he was told he could 'live on the streets as homeless like any other homeless person'. There was no help from Social Services, the Housing Authority or some Medics. She took up the issues with the Healthcare Ombudsman, Local Government Ombudsman and the Parliamentary Ombudsman to no avail and after five years all denied any wrong doing. The way he was treated brought further mental health problems of depression, self harm and attempted suicide.

Things Couldn't Get Any Worse. Could They?

Things Couldn't Get Any Worse. Could They? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 146911495X
Author: Tina M. Winne
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Things Couldn't Get Any Worse. Could They? by Tina M. Winne Book Resume:

Tommy was always getting picked on in high school right on through to college even some of the girls were mean towards him. Tommys mother made him promise her, on her death bed hed go onto college. Tommys Father was a cold and distant man, he didnt want him going to college he wanted him to work his farm. So when it came time for summer break, Tom made up his mind to stay closer to the college and get a job. This infuriated his father, and his father tries to kill him. A man at the plant who had alot of contacts in his town, befriended Tom. He helps Tom in his time of need. And he has a daughter who knew Tom from college, she was attracted to Tom, but he had managed to ruin that. Well from the beating his dad gave him, Tom didnt remember her. But thats all about to change. Tommys life wasnt a easy life, but he wouldnt give up.

Caught Between Then and Now

Caught Between Then and Now [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1457508842
Author: Rodney Allen Fletcher
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
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Caught Between Then and Now by Rodney Allen Fletcher Book Resume:

When Nicholas Beems and Jared Gruesbeck moved from Chicago to Denver Colorado, they both were looking forward to starting a new life together in a city full of possibilities. Nicholas had been put in charge of running the Denver branch of his family's real estate company Beems Realty, by his father Gregory. Gregory knew that if anyone could get the division back on it's feet and into the local market, his son could. Two years into their relationship, and over one year under their belt in the Mile High City, Nolan Moran was the last person on Nicholas' mind... That all changed, however, one morning when Nicholas received an email... Nolan had been granted early parole... Nicholas' life would never be the same. With his ex-lover and partner of nearly fifteen years now back on the outside, Nicholas is forced to deal with Nolan once again and face the affair that had ended their relationship nearly seven years prior. Feelings that Nicholas had buried and chosen to forget come rushing to the surface as he realizes that avoiding situations only compounds their effects when they come to light a second time. Caught Between Then and Now is the story of one man's struggle to try and put his past behind him while focusing on his future. For Nicolas Beems....nothing could be more complicated...