A legendary monster threatens Christmas…
It's Christmas time in the permanently fog-shrouded seaside town of Hallowind Cove, which is also known as the "Harbour of the Weird".
Rachel Hammersmith is new to Hallowind Cove and has recently taken over the bakery on Gloomland Street, after Marie Percht, the previous owner, retired.
However, Marie Percht didn't tell Rachel everything, when she retired. She didn't mention the fog, for starters, and she also didn't mention that her bakery plays a vital role during the Christmas season and not just as a provider of holiday cookies either.
For the Krampus, a yuletide monster from alpine folklore, is coming to Hallowind Cove. And the only thing that can keep him from wrecking the town and ruining Christmas are pastries baked according to a secret recipe. Unfortunately, Rachel has no idea what the recipe is.
However, with the help of fellow newcomer Paul MacQuarie, Rachel will bake up a storm to pacify Krampus and save Christmas.
This is a novelette of 9300 words or approximately 32 pages in the Hallowind Cove series, but may be read as a standalone.
There’s trouble on CMC-6 and it’s been brewing for a long time. The golden age of space travel and asteroid mining has ended almost before it began and the bean counters have taken over. Sally Buds’ patients are all suffering from low-gravity syndrome because the Canadian Mining Consortium won’t spring for gravity generators and the miners won’t exercise. On top of this the station might be facing hard times. An expensive mining robot disappeared while surveying a region of space known and KEL-30 or “Kelthy.” The problem was not in replacing the robot, but rather in the fact that the machine reappeared after the replacement had been ordered. How could the station personnel have been so incompetent? But Sally has another question. Where did the probe go when it was out of contact? Where did the strange rock samples come from and why did the images it saw not correspond with known star charts? Her new friend Ian Merryfield, an RAF shuttle pilot, wants to know, too. But the station commander does not. What is in the Kelthy region and why do things disappear there? Is it a hoax intended to scare away claim jumpers or is it the greatest discovery of the twenty-first century? Ian and Sally intend to find out even if it means risking their careers or even their lives. Not knowing would be worse.
The apocalypse is coming. There's only one way off Earth.When a small-moon-sized asteroid is discovered hurtling toward Earth, billionaire-scientist Darien Trass must deal with the hardships of finding the select few who will join him on his voyage to escape the apocalypse and rekindle civilization on another world. But is he even worthy of the trip?From the USA Today Bestselling author of The Circuit Saga comes this Nebula Award Nominated short story set in his Children of Titan Universe. If you found yourself curious about how the Ringers first came to settle Titan, you won't want to miss this!
A teenage girl is running for her life in “a near-future that is stark, visceral and terrifyingly real” in this national bestselling dystopian thriller (Ami McKay, author of The Birth House).
Taking place over the course of forty-eight pulse-pounding hours, This Little Light draws readers into a near-future world of born-again Christians and celebrity worship where abortion is illegal and surveillance is everywhere. Sixteen-year-old Rory Miller and her best friend, Fee, are on the run after a bomb explodes at their elite Christian private school inside their triple-gated California community.
As Rory and Fee struggle to evade a media-frenzied search led by zealots and bounty hunters, Rory blogs their story in real time, determined to leave behind a record in their own words in case they don’t make it out alive. Author Lori Lansens weaves an intense, urgent, and enthralling read about an all-too-believable near future—and the world we already live in.
The Allied fleet has stopped the Nietzscheans at Pyra, but the battlefront grows wider day by day.While Sera distributes the Transcend's fleets to protect the alliance, Tanis must come to grips with what happened to her on Pyra's surface. In addition, Bob conveys a number of hard truths that will force her to re-think her role in humanity's future.But the allies' enemies are not sitting idle. General Greer, Justin, the Caretaker, and Airtha are all advancing plans to see their visions of the future come true.Tanis must take the next step if she's to hold back the tide of war that threatens to swallow the galaxy.
The first 3 books in this paranormal romantic thriller series about supernatural Wild Women who join forces against their oppressors.FREYJA’S DAUGHTER Supernatural bounty hunter Faline Frey is more comfortable relying on perp files and handcuffs than using her huldra powers. It’s better to avoid being noticed by the local Hunter authority. But when Faline’s sister is kidnapped, she not only teams up with her cop ex-lover to find her, she inspires her fellow Wild Women to finally embrace their power against their oppressors.LILITH’S CHILDREN As Wild Woman unite in battle, the Hunters double down their suppression efforts. But with Faline's coterie on the run, they soon discover something even darker lurking under the streets of Portland—and it’s appetite will not be satisfied with words. Between old enemies and potential new ones, danger lives in every shadowISHTAR’S LEGACY As the Wild Women turn the tide on the Hunter in America, global communities of Wild Women get wind of the possible exposure. When they discover Faline Frey has partnered with an ex-Hunter, they are ready to declare war on their own sisters. Faline has one shot to stop the bloodshed and win freedom for every Wild Woman. But can she succeed with her hands literally tied behind her back?
In this post-apocalyptic thriller, a group of American friends search for safety following disaster, but danger is hunting for them.
America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse—the stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce, and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.
As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately tries to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey requires all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.
Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of the American civilization. Reading this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death.
Praise for James Wesley, Rawles
“Rawles is an amazingly gifted author who has singlehandedly reignited the postapocalyptic thriller.” —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
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