Another anthology of otherworldy delights, tales of horror, dread and hellish inhabitants, - all lovingly compiled by award-winning author P. Mattern.
Our second journey into the darkest recesses of Satan's pit has superlative tales of nefarious delight by: Andrew MacKay, Ryan Woods, PC3, Richard Raven, Dante Crossroad, Josh Schlossberg, Brianna M. Fenty, Paul Lubaczewski, Marcus Mattern, Gerri R Grayson, John T. M. Herres, James Nichols, Feind Gottes, P. Mattern & Lynne Ligocki Gauthier, R.L.Chambers, Richard Alan Long, Jaap Boekestein, James H, Longmore, Savannah Morgan, DJ Shaw, Bill Evans, Sergio "ente per ente" Palumbo, Jay Michael Wright II, and the incomparable Stephanie Kelley,
San Marcos, Texas. A picture perfect American landscape. Communities dominated by Friday Night Football, modest homes, and happy families. Until the serenity of small town life is broken by one family’s discovery of bodies in an abandoned well.
Local police try to keep the discovery quiet; they seldom deal with murder and aren’t prepared when one of the bodies turns out to be a local high school boy. The multiple murders drive home the sinister reality that they are no longer innocent of the crimes that plague large cities.
Based on the skill involved, the Serial Crimes Tracking Unit realizes that this is not the killer’s first time. As the SCTU digs deep to discover the killer, they uncover more victims. Anger and fear begin to cause panic in what was once a quiet community. Aislinn Cain and the members of her team need to find the killer before the town implodes with terror and the citizens begin doling out their own brand of justice.
Once I dreamed about a spider that kept opening and closing a waffle iron. I didn’t know whether to laugh or be afraid. When I told my friend, she referred to it as a terrorific dream. The stories inside this collection are much the same. Tales where the unexpected become mundane or where the mundane takes an expected turn to become horrific. To laugh or be afraid, that is the question.
Tara folded and unfolded the pink referral slip. Her fingers made sweat marks on the paper. “I can't be pregnant. I haven't had sex.”
So begins The Awakening, a supernatural thriller that tells the story of one young woman who finds her life at risk over a phenomenon she cannot understand. She recently learned she is pregnant, despite never having had sex. Her fiancé breaks up with her, convinced she cheated on him, her plans for medical school are derailed, and even her parents and best friend doubt her story.Only a stranger claims to believe she is still a virgin, but when prenatal tests reveal shocking information, the fringe religious order he belongs to turns against her, fearing an Apocalypse. Tara must fight for her life as she seeks a safe place to give birth and the answer to one question: Are she and her child meant to save the world or destroy it?The Awakening is the first installment of the bestselling four-book Awakening series that also includes The Unbelievers (Book 2), The Conflagration (Book 3), and The Illumination (Book 4).
There is a conspiracy afoot, one involving some of the most dangerous people on the planet. A network of organized serial killers exists; Aislinn Cain and the SCTU have found evidence of it. Yet, they have very few leads.
Until the serial killers go on the offensive and Aislinn Cain wakes up to find herself living her worst fears. They have stormed the Federal Offices where Nyleena Clachan works and staged an uprising within the serial killer prison, The Fortress.
To bring an end to this madness and find out who is behind it all, sacrifices will have to be made. The costs will be high as Aislinn and the team go up against some of the baddest serial killers that exist.
Culinary queen Angie Amalfi has put aside her gourmet utensils to concentrate on planning her upcoming wedding to San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith. What could possibly go wrong?
Instead of the answer to her heart's dreams, she scrambles to deal with wedding planners with bizarre ideas, wedding dresses that don't flatter, squabbling relatives with hurt feelings, a long-suffering groom, and worries over where she and Paavo will live after the wedding. But all of that pales when Angie finds the perfect house for them, except for one little problem--the house may be haunted.
Many years ago, the newlyweds who lived in the house were murdered, and the case was never solved. While Angie pursues what happened to the couple who now may be haunting the house, Paavo obsesses over his own case involving the murder of unlikely lovers. The trail leads to ghosts, murders, unhappy families, and enough obnoxious wedding buttinskis to fill a graveyard. But when eerie happenings turn deadly, Angie fears she may be spirited away for good!
For most of Kansas City, it was a beautiful spring day. For Eric Clachan, it was the day he would get justice through bloodshed. A rifle would ensure that the spree killer would never destroy another family. He wouldn’t stop there. Eric had a list of other targets inside the prison walls. Targets that would ensure justice would change. A single day would change the world and pave the way for the US Marshals to become the baddest serial killer hunters in the world. Eric knew this as he looked down the scope and took aim.
Max Goff needed to relax. His life had become overwhelming. He should have gotten a massage and spent a day with friends. Instead, he stole a car and began a killing spree that would terrorize an entire city. Until the newly formed US Marshals’ Serial Crimes Tracking Unit would come hunting for him and he would learn what fear really was.
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