Stella Hunter is an obsessive reader of all myths and legends. She and her long-time boyfriend, Carter, go to visit their old friend and priest at his church. There the journey begins when Carter sees an old Oriental couple pray, then leave the worship decades younger than when they walked in minutes before. Their story surrounds a bizarre and poorly chiseled granite statue delivered to the church. But is it just an ugly statue? They all too soon discover it is an emissary out of folklore legend, tempting and granting wishes, with an unfortunate trade-off for its victims.
The new world order is getting ready to rule the world. Racing into action it quickly becomes clear for the retired FBI contractor, Carter, and his gregarious partner, the mythology expert, Dr. Stella Hunter, that the past is not over for them, as unsolved mysteries become key in finding the truth about what happened in the Detroit cathedral.
A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.
A short story from the British Library Tales of the Weird collection Glimpses of the Unknown. A group of telegraphists are on the edge of their seats awaiting news of the prime minister who is dying. But a storm causes a power cut, and one of the men, Old Shayler, recalls a stormy night 15 years ago, where a man was killed, and not by the lightning…
So many secrets in Nespodee Springs…the biggest is revealed when Rhys and Daley track down the second half of the Pendry film and learn the secrets of the clan’s Tesla tower and the catastrophic details of the plan to bring the Visitors back to Earth. But the insidious malady known as “the horrors” remains a mystery, claiming more and more victims every day. Daley and Pard learn they can cure it—if only the powers that be will allow them. Daley finds herself in an ironic situation: for the first time in her life she’s trying to play it straight—help people instead of scam them—and no one will let her. In the past, when she’s spun a web of lies, the marks lapped it up like honey. Now, when she’s telling the truth—a life-saving truth—no one believes her. And meanwhile, over the Salton Sea, an ominous darkness is growing…
Shattered. Broken beyond repair. I’m the shell of the woman I used to be. The deeper I fall from reality, the worse things get. Only there’s one person who refuses to let me derail. Romero Pierce. Calloused. Sinister. Lethal. He’s my father's second in command, and so goddamn handsome it’s disgusting. Assigned the duty of being my babysitter, aka personal bodyguard, he thinks he can protect me, but I don’t want his protection. What I want is security, safety, freedom. Everything changes when I choose to leave and find myself in the very town where my father grew up. Trying to heal is hard enough, but it's nearly impossible with icy Romero watching my every move. Over time, he starts to make me feel things I thought I'd never feel again, reminding me I'm not broken but on my journey to heal, and I realize I'm helping him heal as well. It doesn't take long to discover Romero has deep, ugly secrets he's trying to keep, but nothing can remain a secret forever. When the truth's revealed will the man I consider my enemy become the only man who can save me? **This book contains triggering content that might be difficult for some listeners.**
Nothing puts a damper on a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon quite like a dead body.A reality dating show is filming next door to our rental digs, and besides the giggly pool parties and late night soirées, things are tolerable. At least, until a contestants goes belly—and fabulous ball gown—up in the pool. Suddenly, our vacation suddenly takes a backseat to a murder investigation.Chaos is unleashed on the quiet community, complete with a pesky paparazzi, brawling bachelorettes, and a bitter ghost hellbent on revenge. It's impossible to relax, and I'm plunged into the hunt for the killer before someone else gets hurt.At least I'm getting a tan.
When Dion Semele moves to Napa, all he wants is to fit in. Something really strange is happening to Dion and odd-girl-out Penelope understands completely. Something is happening to her, too. You see, they were made for each other. As Dion's new life becomes a twisted nightmare, he learns that maybe he and Penelope were made to raise hell together, too. Soon they are caught in a battle for control of their souls as malignant forces plunge Napa into an abyss of debauchery and blood.
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