Author: Erica L. Satifka
Publisher: Apex Publications
"Had Philip K. Dick lived through riot grrrl and the collapse of the America's industrial economy, STAY CRAZY would be his memoir. Erica Satifka is a prophet." —Nick Mamatas, author of SENSATION and I AM PROVIDENCE. "Stay Crazy is dark and intense sci-fi with a twist, in turns disturbing, amusing, and enlightening. It's not a book that fits into tidy genre boxes, so kudos to Apex for publishing a book that is that complicated—and good." —Beth Cato, Nebula Award-nominated author of DEEP ROOTS SYNOPSIS: After a breakdown at college landed Emmeline Kalberg in a mental hospital, she’s struggling to get her life on track. She’s back in her hometown and everyone knows she’s crazy, but the twelve pills she takes every day keep her anxiety and paranoia in check. So when a voice that calls itself Escodex begins talking to Em from a box of frozen chick nuggets, she’s sure that it’s real and not another hallucination. Well … pretty sure. An evil entity is taking over the employees of Savertown USA, sucking out their energy so it can break into Escodex’s dimension. Escodex needs Em’s help to save his dimension and to keep hers from collapsing. But Em isn’t certain she wants to help Escodex. She has other things to worry about, like staying off the Savertown USA bowling team, busting her sister’s chops about her new found religion, and getting out of Clear Falls, PA. When her coworkers start mysteriously dying, Em realizes that she may be the only one who can stop things from getting worse. Now she must convince her therapist she’s not having a relapse and keep her boss from firing her. All while getting her coworker Roger to help enact the plans Escodex conveys to her though the RFID chips in the Savertown USA products. It’s enough to make anyone Stay Crazy.
Author: Lindsay J. Pryor
‘A fantastic read that held me captive… I fell into this story from page one and didn’t come back out until I had finished it… One of the best books I’ve read this year.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of ‘third species’ beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit’s most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy – a master vampire – comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived. For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed 7 years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane’s help she is next. She has four days to make a deal with the wicked, the irresistible, the treacherous Kane Malloy. The vampire who despises everything she stands for. Or die. Combining sizzling passion and dark, sinfully seductive vampire heroes, Lindsay J. Pryor's writing is an exciting new find for those who love paranormal romance and urban fantasy. If you're a fan of J.R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong, Christine Feehan, Kresley Cole or Felicity Heaton then you'll love Lindsay J. Pryor's books too. The Blackthorn series reading order: 1.BLOOD SHADOWS 2.BLOOD ROSES 3.BLOOD TORN 4.BLOOD DEEP 5.BLOOD DARK 6. BLOOD INSTINCT 7. BLOOD BOUND What readers are saying about Blood Shadows 'Blood Shadows honestly blew me away. This series starter was intelligent, dark, and very intricate... Blood Shadows is a GraveTells Must Read' GraveTells.com 'If you’re looking for a new PNR series that has a dark world and complicated characters, then you'll want to grab a copy of this. I can’t wait to read the next book.' FictionVixen.com 'The push-pull dynamic between Caitlin and Kane is superb and quite possibly the best I've ever read... Pryor makes every moment between these characters count, and the result is a complex, fully developed, and insanely hot romance... Blood Shadows is a deliciously twisted and exciting tale... It will shake and stir you in the best of ways. I couldn't put it down.' TheDemonLibrarian.com - Janice 'Kane, the vampire in question, was just ridiculously sexy. I mean ridiculously so; no woman even stands a chance. I wouldn't even bother putting up a fight, to be honest. Just accept the sexiness that is Kane, because resistance is futile. But as well as all that yumminess, he was also a very intriguing and complex character; a real anti-hero and an alpha male of the highest order.' TheDemonLibrarian.com - Lynsey 'Blood Shadows is a wonderful start to a new paranormal romance series by Lindsay J. Pryor… Weaved around the emotional romance is an amazing plot. It has a complex storyline with twists and turns. You won't be able to put this book down, and you'll be wondering what is going to happen up until the last page.' Paranormal Opinion
Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
THIRDS team leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn drift together only to be torn apart, time and again. But they could lose what matters most for good this time.
Author: Kit Hallows
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Black Magic. Ritual Murders. Ancient Secrets. Welcome to the Dark City. Vampires, demons, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night are all in a day's work for supernatural Detective Morgan Rook. Until a malevolent force arrives, a force darker than anything he's ever known. When a new wave of ritual murders hits the city, Morgan thinks he's finally found his sworn enemy; the witch who cursed and killed the woman he loved. The witch he means to destroy by any means necessary. But as corpses appear inscribed with strange occult symbols, and rigged with paranormal traps, Morgan realizes he's facing a terrifying new evil. And that the only way of stopping the killer is to confront his own past by entering a terrifying labyrinth of shadows. Dark City is a fast paced urban fantasy supernatural thriller brimming with magic, spine-chilling horror and otherworldly monsters.
The Fae Chronicles
Author: Amelia Hutchins
Category: Erotic stories
What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets. . . . In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous. For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them. Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels: DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG
A Cambio Springs Mystery
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Changes seem to be coming to the tiny town of Cambio Springs, big changes that not everyone in the isolated town of shapeshifters is thrilled about. When murder rocks the small community, Caleb Gilbert, the new Chief of Police, and Jena Crowe, the owner of the local diner, must work together to solve the crime. And Jena may be faced with the most frightening challenge of all: lowering the defenses around her carefully guarded heart.
Popular Reading and Pulp Theory
Author: C. Bloom
Category: Literary Criticism
Here is an exploration of pulp literature and pulp mentalities: an investigation into the nature and theory of the contemporary mind in art and in life. Here too, the violent, the sensational and the erotic signify different facets of the modern experience played out in the gaudy pages of kitsch literature. Clive Bloom offers the reader a chance to investigate the underworld of literary production and from it find a new set of co-ordinates for questions regarding publishing and reading practices in America and Britain, ideas of genre, problems related to commercial production, concerns regarding high and low culture, the canon and censorship, as well as a discussion of the rhetoric of current critical debate. Concentrating on remembered authors as well as many long disregarded or forgotten, Cult Fiction provides a theory of kitsch art that radically alters our perceptions of literature and literary values whilst providing a panorama of an almost forgotten history: the history of pulp.
Author: Danielle Paige
Publisher: DC Ink
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown.... When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry--the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera's side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution? An astonishing story that explores duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers' favorite undersea royalty. From New York Times best-selling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Stephen Byrne comes a Mera and Aquaman origin story that explores Mera's first steps on land, and her first steps as a hero or villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.
Modern Struggles Against Hidden Powers
Author: Bruce Ballon,Paul Carrick,Drashi Khendup
Three mini-campaigns set in present-day New York State lead investigators through serial murder investigations, madness, and into the middle of an ancient conflict between bitter rivals. Along the way investigators will be aided by mysterious allies, face the Cult of the Sacred Light and the Black Brotherhood, and confront immortal horrors beyond time and space. These three scenarios can be combined to form a modern NY state campaign. Written by Bruce Ballon.
Author: Gareth Hanrahan,Andy Klosky,James Knevitt,W. J. MacGuffin,Paul L. Mathews,Brian Nisbet
Author: Martin Connors,Jim Craddock
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Performing Arts
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