'In the spirit of Stephen King, Michael Bray has created a page turning gem. If you love horror, you need to read this story.'
There is something in the dark. Billy can hear it, and knows it's coming for him.
From the critically acclaimed bestselling author of Whisper, Funhouse, Project Apex and The Island comes a disturbing new novella which pushes a man to the absolute extremes of his sanity.
Following a power outage, Billy sends his wife and son to stay with family whilst he awaits the arrival of the man from Trans- Energy to come and restore power to their isolated country home. Darkness draws near, and with it comes the engineer– a giant of a man who calls himself ‘Grant’.
Billy lets the man into his home, only to find that he is anything but normal. Without power or contact with the outside world, Billy is forced to deal with the extreme mental and physical torture from the increasingly unstable and volatile engineer, and is forced to go to the most extreme lengths in order to try and survive.
'Digs into the depth of the readers fear and plays on it.'
'Wild, weird, and wonderfully imaginative!'
A Spanish gravedigger with the power to hear the dead struggles to keep his family together in this debut novel.
In a small, whitewashed village, indistinguishable from any other in Andalusia, Juan Rodrigo is a gravedigger. The job was handed down to him by his father, as was the ability to hear the voices of the dead and to tell their stories to the living. Though the details and revelations of these accounts aren’t always well received, Juan is a respected member of the community who encourages people to understand and to forgive. But his own tolerance is tested when his young daughter, just on the brink of adulthood, falls in love with a Romani boy Juan doesn’t approve of. Incorporating aspects of magic realism, Peter Grandbois’ distinctive voice and style lures readers to an enchanting place where spirits and people coexist harmoniously.
“Readers who revel in magic realism will embrace this poignant debut about a poor but honest Spaniard with a gift for communicating with the dead. . . . Reminiscent of the work of Luis Alberto Urrea and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this luminous first offering brims with earthy humor and heart.” —Booklist, starred review
“A thoroughly engaging novel, full of beauty and charm.” —Rocky Mountain News
Eddie is perfectly content being a lazy slob. He doesn’t really care whether he lives or dies, so what does it matter? That all changes, however, when a near-death experience forces him to confront something from the other side – something desperately evil – and it takes everything he has to ensure he isn’t dragged to hell with it…
As a child, Eddie witnessed the death of his little sister – a tragic event that destroyed his family and left him on a descent into despair. As an adult, he has no job, lives on his best friend’s sofa, and doesn’t particularly care that he is the loser his best friend tells him he is.
Then a near-death experience briefly forces Eddie to the other side. He sees something demonic, something destitute and evil, and he is grateful for waking up again.
But he hasn’t woken up alone.
Everywhere he goes this entity is there, haunting him. It is making him weaker, and it won’t be long before it takes his place in this world completely.
What’s more, Eddie doesn’t yet realise that there is a reason this demon has chosen him. Discovering that reason may be the key to finding his purpose in a world he has rejected.
But first, he has to survive.
Can he escape this demon that has attached itself to his soul? Or will he lose his life before he can become something greater?
I Have the Sight is the first of five books in The Edward King Series, the paranormal horror books that launched Rick Wood’s career as a horror author. If you like demons, exorcisms and the supernatural, you will love reading about Eddie.
Buy now and discover this demonic experience today!
Maurice Baring (1874-1945) was an English travel writer, novelist and war correspondent during World War I.
'Dr. Faust's Last Day' tells the story of a 70-year-old scholar who lives a regular studious life. On his birthday he invites his friends over for lunch, but he is puzzled by a strange note written in red ink which arrives from an unknown gentleman. The writer says he cannot make the lunch party but will call just after midnight.
First in the zombie pandemic series by the New York Times–bestselling author. “I can’t give this post-apocalyptic story six stars but I wish I could!” —Tamara Rose Blodgett
“I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terrified me, right down to my very core, to be alive while the rest of the world was dead.”
During the Second Great Depression, twenty-four-year-old Orissa Penwell is forced to drop out of college when she is no longer able to pay for classes. Unable to find a job, she moves in with her aunt in Indianapolis. Down on her luck, Orissa doesn’t think she can go any lower.
She couldn’t be more wrong. A virus breaks out across the country, leaving the infected crazed, aggressive, and very hungry.
Orissa is used to only being responsible for herself. When she finds herself a reluctant leader of a group of survivors, she must make a choice: set aside her issues and help the others or go off alone in search of her own family and friends.
“In her narrative storytelling, Emily Goodwin presents a refreshingly strong female hero in her zombie-infested, survival tale . . . Goodwin has shown that female writers can make flesh crawl, both living and undead, just as well as her male peers.” —HorrorAddicts.net
LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Travels by the Fireside by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 6, 2012.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator. He predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)
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