Best of
Paranormal

2008

Father Mine


J.R. Ward - 2008
    R. Ward's third New York Times bestselling novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Awakened.As a former blood slave, Zsadist bore the scars from a past filled with suffering and degradation until Bella came along and helped heal his emotional wounds. Now, though, with the birth of their child, the demons of his past have been resurrected, called forth by the innocent eyes of his beloved daughter, Nalla. Unless Bella and Nalla can bring him back with their love, he may be lost to them forever.

Sookie Stackhouse 7-copy Boxed Set


Charlaine Harris - 2008
    The New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series, now available in one deluxe boxed set!Dead until Dark is now the HBO original series True BloodContains: Dead until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Dead as a Doornail, Definitely Dead, and All Together Dead

Sign of Seven trilogy


Nora Roberts - 2008
    Includes Blood Brothers, The Hollow, and The Pagan Stone.

Lords of the Underworld Bundle: The Darkest Fire / The Darkest Night / The Darkest Kiss / The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, #0.5-3)


Gena Showalter - 2008
    New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter's incredible new paranormal series begins in a remote fortress in Budapest, where six immortal warriors, each more dangerously seductive than the last, are bound by an ancient curse none has been able to break. Journey through this dark and sensual world, where the line between good and evil blurs and true love is put to the ultimate test. Bundle includes: The Darkest Fire, The Darkest Night, The Darkest Kiss and The Darkest Pleasure.

The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide


J.R. Ward - 2008
    you'll read interviews with your favorite characters, including a heartbreaking conversation with Tohrment and Wellsie, conducted three weeks before she was killed by lessers. You'll discover deleted scenes—accompanied by the whys behind the cuts—in addition to exciting material from the J.R. Ward message boards and the answers to questions about the series posed by readers. you'll learn what it's like for J.R. Ward to write each installment of the series, and in a fascinating twist, you'll read an interview with the author—conducted by the Brothers. For the first time ever, you'll see an original novella about Zsadist and Bella, and witness the miracle of their daughter Nalla's birth and experience the depth of their love for each other. Also, you'll receive a sneak peek at the much anticipated next book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Avenged, Rehvenge's story.This is a compendium no black Dagger Brotherhood fan should miss...and an insider's guide that will seduce you as powerfully as the sexy band of Brothers and the "ferociously popular" world in which they live.

Sweep: Volume 5


Cate Tiernan - 2008
    Though her magick is strong and she has done things that others could never dream of, even she cannot begin to explain how different she truly is. And though her soulmate - her one true love - Hunter supports her, he can never understand what it is like. But there is another who knows, more than anyone else, just what Morgan is going through . . .

When He Was Bad


Shelly Laurenston - 2008
    A pair of scorching shapeshifter romance novellas by two of the genre’s hottest New York Times bestselling authors:Shelly Laurenston's Miss CongenialityCynthia Eden's Wicked Ways*-*From Shelly Laurenston -- Miss Congeniality (Magnus Pack, #3.5; Pride, #0.75; Smith's Shifter World, #3.5) It's those damn stockings that get me every time. They have this sexy little line down the back and I can't help but stare at her legs -- constantly. And you'd think she'd be all over me like every other female in the Seattle area. I'm young, good looking, and one day I'll be Alpha Male of my family's Pack. But Professor Irene Conridge acts like I don't even exist. How is that possible? Now she's got enemies coming out of the woodwork and I have to protect her.Why? Because that's the kind of man I am. Yes, I am that amazing. Of course, it doesn't hurt that while I work to secure her safety, she'll be hanging out at my house. That's hours -- days even -- that I've got Professor Irene Conridge -- right where I want her.*-*From Cynthia Eden -- Wicked WaysI'm too dangerous for her. I know it -- but I can't get my sexy new neighbour out of my head. When I hear her scream one night, the absolute last thing I expect to see is Miranda Shaw -- star of my hottest fantasies -- being attacked by a vampire! Now the undead jerk is after her, and I am the only thing standing between the beautiful lady and a killer who just won't stop. Well, too bad for him, because that vamp has just made the worst mistake of his afterlife -- he's tangled with a former FBI agent, who is also a jaguar-shifter of considerable power ...Sparks fly between Miranda and me -- despite her reluctance -- but she's so busy watching out for the vamp, that she won't see me closing in on her -- not until it's too late -- and I'm about to show her just how wild I can get ... Is she ready for the feral intensity of my animal state?

Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion


Mark Cotta Vaz - 2008
    Everything fans want to know about the hotly anticipated Twilight movie and much more!Designed as a celebration of the film, this lavishly illustrated paperback edition is an exclusive behind-the-scenes guide featuring full-color photos of the cast, locations, and sets, as well as storyboards, interviews, details of the special effects, and much more.

The Story of Son


J.R. Ward - 2008
    Ward. Available for the first time ever as a standalone ebook, get lost in the sinful pleasures of a vampire so obsessed with one woman, he will relinquish her blood, if only he can have her heart...Held captive by a dark, seductive vampire with an unworldly hunger, the beautiful Claire Stroughton fears her life as a lawyer has irrevocably taken a turn for the worse. But when this deeply sensual-and highly dangerous-vampire convinces Claire that his desire for her is stronger than his lust for blood, she is compelled to give everything up to him, body and soul...Please note: this is not part of the Black Dagger Brotherhood even though it's set in the same "world".

Here After


Sean Costello - 2008
    LOSS. OBSESSION. REDEMPTION.Following the death of his ten-year-old son, physician Peter Croft embarks on a desperate, seemingly random search for a missing child, risking his sanity, even his life in a grief-induced quest. His journey propels him into the darkest reaches of human suffering, and pits him squarely against an adversary whose own obsession defies all reason.Here After is a story of love, loss, obsession and redemption, with gripping action sequences and a subtle paranormal underpinning. A compelling read from a seasoned storyteller, Costello’s sixth novel will keep you reading deep into the night.Here After has been optioned to film by David Hackl, director of Saw V."An...effective missing-child story with a twist." — Kirkus Reviews (kirkusreviews.com)

Property


Jordan Castillo Price - 2008
    Working homicide is a cinch for him, since the victims can finger their killers, and give the how, when and why of their own demises. So work is no big challenge. It's the rest of Vic's life that gives him problems. PsyCop: Property contains PsyCop stories 3 and 4 (Body & Soul, and Secrets). In Body & Soul, Victor tracks down missing persons while his lover, Jacob, tries to find a home they can move into that's not infested-with either cockroaches, or ghosts. A deceased junkie with a bone to pick leads Victor on a wild chase that ends in a basement full of horrors. Secrets finds Victor and Jacob settling into their new home, but Victor finds the notion that Jacob's been holding back on some pertinent information distinctly unsettling, to say the least. Jacob's on a case that has him stretched to the breaking point, and Victor's old partner Lisa needs him to help her work through an ethical psychic dilemma. Find out more at www.PsyCop.com

Cry Wolf


Patricia Briggs - 2008
    and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna's inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all of the pack.It is recommended you read the prequel "Alpha & Omega" before reading Cry Wolf.

Dead After Dark


Sherrilyn Kenyon - 2008
    Now, with her patria under fire, she has to protect her people from Fury and his werewolf clan. Vowing to bring him to justice, Angelia sets out alone... until the hunter becomes the hunted, and the only way for her to survive is to trust the very wolf she's sworn to kill.NOTE: This story has been re-released in the Dark Bites anthologyThe Story of Son by J.R. WardClaire Stroughton is a beautiful lawyer who would rather spend the night with a legal brief than the man of her dreams. Then a routine client meeting turns dangerous--and deeply sensual--when she is held captive by a gorgeous man with an unworldly hunger...Beyond the Night by Susan SquiresWhen Drew Carlowe returns home to win back a lost love, he is quick to dismiss rumors that his estate is haunted by a stunning young ghost...until one passionate encounter leaves him mystified--and aching for more.Midnight Kiss Goodbye by Dianna LoveTrey McCree possesses an insatiable desire for Sasha Armand--and supernatural powers that could endanger her life as a human. But when they team up to stop an evil warlord, Trey discovers that Sasha can do way more than drive men wild...

Too Hot to Touch


Lora Leigh - 2008
    But she did expose Breed secrets, and now someone wants her dead. Her protection is Wolf Breed Hawke Esteban—and he’s got the mating urge for a woman on the run.Christmas HeatJaguar Breed Noble Chavin’s new role: bodyguard to Haley McQuire, a woman at risk after discovering a conspiracy against the Breed community. For Noble, being this close to Haley has brought out the mating heat, and she’s more than willing to stoke it.Primal KissBetrayed Kita Engalls, drawn into shady activities involving the Breeds, can trust only Lion Breed Creed Raines to help. But their mating passion reveals Kita’s fear that Creed may be guilty of the greatest betrayal of all.*Errant Dreams

Spirit Walk


Richie Tankersley Cusick - 2008
    Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather’s creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and . . . very pressing. Even at school and in the group project she’s been thrown into, she can’t escape it. Whispers when she’s alone, shadows when no one is there to make them, and a distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep. The other members in Miranda’s group project, especially handsome Etienne, can see that Miranda is in distress. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St. Yvette. And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help . . . unless she can somehow find a way to bring them peace.Shadow Mirror:Unsettling. There's no better word to describe Miranda Barnes's ability to hear the cries of the dead, feel the wind move her hair when they run by, and - dare she look into a mirror - see the reflection of a ghostly woman behind her. There's only one person to turn to for support: Etienne. As sexy as he is mysterious, Miranda can't help but be drawn to him. He believes her; he wants to help her. But there's a secret in Etienne's past, something Miranda's on the verge of discovering. As paranormal activity escalates, passion grows, and soon Miranda is caught up in both love . . . and tragedy.

The Healer


Sharon Sala - 2008
    All his life, Jonah Gray Wolf has had an uncanny connection to animals and the power to heal the sick and wounded. Driven from the only home he's ever known by those who wish to harness his gift for profit, he becomes a drifter, working in out-of-the-way towns, never staying long. It's a lonely life, but Jonah knows he's still being hunted-he can't afford to get close to anyone who might learn his secret. In West Virginia he finds Luce, a tough but beautiful loner who knows all about keeping people at a distance-a kindred soul with whom he might dare to make a life. But the hunters have caught Jonah's scent again. Danger is coming to their mountain refuge-a confrontation that will be decided only by a force of nature.

Shifter


Angela Knight - 2008
    WHEN IT COMES TO SHAPESHIFTING PARANORMAL ROMANCE, WHO CAN RESIST...New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight, USA Today bestselling author Lora Leigh, and national bestselling authors Alyssa Day and Virginia Kantra?Whether transforming under a blue moon or prowling the streets, the shifters come alive to fulfill the wildest of fantasies in this seductive anthology by four masters of paranormal romance.

The Magical Christmas Cat


Lora Leigh - 2008
    With four new stories―including one featuring Lora Leigh's genetically altered Feline Breeds―this is a collection packed with more surprises than Christmas morning, and more chills than the snowiest winter night...

The Darkest Night


Gena Showalter - 2008
    To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member—a man trapped in a hell of his own. Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments... and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction—and a soul-shattering test of love...Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are irresistibly seductive—and unimaginably powerful... Don’t miss this incredible new paranormal series from Gena Showalter!

Betsy: Bride of the Vampire


MaryJanice Davidson - 2008
    and totally addicted to designer shoes. She's Betsy Taylor, Vampire Queen, and her wickedly sexy and wildly funny adventures keep us staked to the page! In Undead and Unpopular, Betsy's anticipating both her (forbidden!) birthday party (31 in human years and one in undead years) and her upcoming nuptials. Bad time for a visit from powerful European vampires (some who'll do anything to get rid of her), a blood-free diet... or niggling dilemmas of life and undeath. The Big Day is coming, and Betsy's used to her undead groom, Eric, disappearing when she wants to talk wedding preparations. But she's Undead and Uneasy when he truly goes missing-along with most of her friends and loved ones! And in Undead and Unworthy, Betsy must deal with hubby Eric's mysterious fixation on the Book of the Dead, an insufferable ghost who not only blames Betsy for her condition but also insists that she fix it, and a pack of blood- and power-hungry, formerly feral vamps who drop in for a visit. And for more blood-pounding delight, Dead and Loving It brings Davidson's beloved Wyndham werewolves tooth-to-tooth with Betsy's vampires for four more spicy stories of love, lust and howling laughter!

Bloodrunners Bundle


Rhyannon Byrd - 2008
    And that he’d find her in a bustling cafe. Yet just the scent of sweet, mortal Torrance Watson ignited a driving, explosive need to claim her that he knew his pack would never sanction. Did he have the courage to cross the line by sealing the blood bond that would make Torry his alone — a disloyalty few of his kind ever survived — or would he live an eternity without love? LAST WOLF HUNTING As if sending the next rogue back to hell was his life’s mission. But after seeing Jillian Murphy for the first time in a decade, Jeremy knew he could no longer ignore his desire. Now Jeremy and Jillian must join forces to uncover the betrayal that threatens to destroy the pack’s stability. And when they’re done — well, Jeremy’s not about to again deny himself the one thing he wants most in this world... Jillian belongs to him, and this time his little witch is going to know it! LAST WOLF WATCHING With any other woman, it would be. But not with Michaela Doucet. He barely knew the provocative Cajun, but already her beautiful face haunted his dreams. Now he had to protect Michaela from the Lycans who wanted her dead. Even if this decision would change his entire life. Even if it was pure madness. Brody had no other choice. He never had...Get the first three Bloodrunners reads, now available in one volume!

Happily Never After


Jeaniene Frost - 2008
    Dangerously Wrong...but not if dashing vampire Chance has anything to say about it. As a favor to Bones, Chance has come to derail this wedding of beauty to the beast. Now if only he can keep his hands off the bride. From New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, it’s the wedding of the season...that everyone wants to miss. (Originally appeared in Weddings From Hell anthology)

Draycott Eternal:What Dreams May Come & Season of Gifts


Christina Skye - 2008
    Draycott Eternal by Christina Skye released on Mar 18, 2008 is available now for purchase.

Night World, No. 1


L.J. Smith - 2008
    Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.In Secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World.Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.Two witch cousins fight over their high school crush. It's a battle between black magic and white magic in Spellbinder.

Pleasure Unbound


Larissa Ione - 2008
    . .She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.Two lovers will dare to risk all.Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul . . .

Almost Human


Melanie Nowak - 2008
    college.Vol. 1: Fatal Infatuation Felicity views going away to college as an opportunity to mature into a confident young woman, but her new beginning turns out to be more of an adventure than she bargains for when she finds that her school is plagued by vampires!...Cain is an elder vampire who displays quiet confidence even as he struggles to overcome sins of his past. Surprisingly, he found that in losing his life he gained his faith and a purpose...His mission: find the hostile vampires that inhabit this small college town, and educate them to live in peace with humans. Their leader, Sindy, is a wicked temptress who has set her sights on Felicity's new friend Ben. She will be difficult to control, but after meeting Felicity, Cain's most difficult task lies in controlling himself. Vol. 2: Lost ReflectionsFelicity has helped her friends to escape the venomous vixen Sindy, but cannot divine the motives of Cain, the vampire who captured first her gratitude, and then her heart...She finds the historical account of Cain’s past enthralling and frightening. Now she must determine whether the addictive venom in Cain’s kiss is clouding her judgment, and if his thirst for her blood is a driving force too strong for their love to conquer...It’s difficult to contemplate such questions while under the attack of a vengeful vampire and his zombie slaves. Felicity’s heart has already been lost to Cain; will she lose her life as well? Vol. 3: Evolving EcstasyThe relationship between Cain and Felicity has crested to a peak that leaves them unsure whether to step back from each other for safety, or jump into a future united in death...The venom of Cain’s bite could protect Felicity from hostile vampires, but it would give him a measure of psychic control over her as well. Would Felicity only accept becoming a vampire, due to his addictive venom, coupled with the foolishness of a young girl in love?...Perhaps there is a brighter future for her in the human world. Is Cain’s desire for Felicity’s love worth the loss of her life? *For series updates and previews, visit: MelanieNowak.com

Mortal Enemy, Immortal Lover


Olivia Gates - 2008
    Yet Javed fears that being with Desi will put her in danger from the monsters that inhabit his world...monsters like himself. An immortal half-vampire, half-demon with both species' powers and none of their weaknesses, even Javed may not be strong enough to save Desi from his enemies. He is determined to end their affair to protect Desi...and to tell her the truth about himself. But Javed isn't the only one with a deadly secret. For Desi is an Eradicator, a breed of human with special powers trained from childhood to eliminate all demons. Once their true identities are revealed, will these destined enemies destroy one another--or will their love be enough to overcome an otherworldly feud centuries in the making?

The Element Encyclopedia of Ghosts & Hauntings : The Ultimate A-Z of Spirits, Mysteries and the Paranormal


Theresa Cheung - 2008
    Ghosts and haunting

Between the Bleeding Willows


D.A. Roach - 2008
    Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring. She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment.Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.

A Forever Kind of Love


Mona Ingram - 2008
    To make matters worse she’s attracted to Jason, the practical but appealing rancher next door. He’s brash, confident, and very easy on the eyes.In spite of a bitter breakup with a girl from the city, Jason finds himself falling for Charlie. As the attraction deepens, Charlie learns that her ancestor Charlotte suffered heartbreak right here on the family farm, and she vows to help re-unite Charlotte with the man she’s never stopped loving. A practical man, Jason wants to believe in Charlie’s quest, but he can’t. Can the two lovers from the past prove to Charlie and Jason that love is forever? A delightful modern romance with gentle, ghostly elements.

Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go


Mark Ireland - 2008
    While he loved his father, Mark followed a more conventional path in pursuit of mainstream success—until the wrenching death of his youngest son. This unexpected tragedy plunges Mark into the spiritual world of psychics and mediums in a frantic attempt to communicate with the dead. His defenses and pragmatic mindset begin to fade as he remembers premonitions on the day of his son’s death. He consults a number of well-known mediums and is struck by the remarkably accurate information their readings provide. Mark first meets with Allison Dubois, the subject of NBC’s hit show Medium, and later participates in a single-blind lab experiment with medium Laurie Campbell, filmed for a Discovery Channel feature. He then enters a new dimension of personal paranormal experience, as his own psychic awareness begins to unfold. This dramatic story of a father’s unbearable loss and his discovery of life after death offers hope to the bereaved and compelling evidence that death may not be the end.

Dragon Actually / A Tale of Two Dragons


G.A. Aiken - 2008
    Men tend to either cower in fear--a lot--or else salute. It's true that Annwyl has a knack for decapitating legions of her ruthless brother's soldiers without pausing for breath. But just once it would be nice to be able to really talk to a man, the way she can talk to Fearghus the Destroyer.Too bad that Fearghus is a dragon, of the large, scaly, and deadly type. With him, Annwyl feels safe--a far cry from the feelings aroused by the hard-bodied, arrogant knight Fearghus has arranged to help train her for battle. With her days spent fighting a man who fills her with fierce, heady desire, and her nights spent in the company of a magical creature who could smite a village just by exhaling, Annwyl is sure life couldn't get any stranger.She's wrong.  .  .And just wait until you meet the rest of the family.  .  .

My Deja Vu Lover


Phoebe Matthews - 2008
    April's startling visions of 1920s Hollywood include silent film stars, roadsters, glamorous people and places, plus a handsome actor who pursues her. April's best friends think she is delusional. And then she meets the actor's charming lookalike in present-day Seattle. Torn between her memories and her new love, April is terrified that she will repeat her past mistakes. Is that her destiny, to love him and lose him throughout eternity?The ebook second edition was released in 2011. The new paperback edition was released October, 2013 and features this new cover.

Kiss of the Moon (Twists of Fate #1)


C.R. Gangell - 2008
    was a lie... That those who you thought were your family... weren't... That you were 100% sure you were human... in a world where Supernatural beings lived.Only to find out... that you aren't human... you're something... else.Amy's world is turned upside down when she is claimed by Wolfgang, the Alpha of the largest pack in the world, and is suddenly in a race against time... will she be ready to face the storm or will it destroy her and all that she has come to love.

Buying Trouble


Karen Chance - 2008
    Now, read the eSpecial, Buying Trouble, the companion novella to Midnight’s Daughter, and learn why vampires aren't the only creatures to fear. Claire just wants to keep out of trouble. But that isn't always easy when you’re a mage with the extremely unusual ability to block all magic around you. And when Claire’s sleazy boss decides Claire herself is the most valuable rarity to sell at a magical auction, trouble finds her. Now, her only hope for survival is to trust a mysterious and handsome stranger, a Fey Lord named Heidar. As their pursuers close in, there's one thing for sure, savior or threat, Heidar can show Claire things she never imagined in this world, and in herself. . .

I Dream of Dragons, Volume 1


Bianca D'Arc - 2008
    Just the word conjures visions of a dream world filled with magic. Fiery passion. Love without boundaries. Volume 1, I Dream of Dragons In Bianca D'Arc's Wings of Change, one young woman could be the miracle that heals a dying dragon-and supplies the missing piece to his family. At the risk of her own heart, a knight issues a challenge to quell a troublesome dragon in Summer Devon's Knight's Challenge. Eve is a master manipulator, but two brother dragons catch her off-guard and turn her resistance to putty in Marie Harte's The Dragons' Demon. Are you ready for this world? Get ready to be swept away on the wings of dragons. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence, narcissistic wyrms, menage a trois, steamy dragon love, .

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Once More, with Feeling"


John Nicholas - 2008
    19 piano/vocal/guitar selections from the soundtrack to the much-buzzed-about musical pastiche episode of Fox Network's Buffy the Vampire Slayer that aired in November of 2001. Features a plot synopsis, full-color photos, and these songs: Theme from Buffy the Vampire Slayer * Coda * Dawn's Ballet * Dawn's Lament * I'll Never Tell * The Mustard * Rest in Peace * Something to Sing About * more.

Look for the Good and You'll Find God: The Spiritual Journey of a Psychic and Healer


Echo Bodine - 2008
    While working as a barber, she often sensed when a client needed healing, and she’d silently provide it. She’s helped people communicate with dead loved ones and helped others using the healing power that flows from her hands. She didn’t always realize what her abilities meant or how to use them, but Echo continued to seek guidance. She discovered that as she sought the good in people and experiences, she also found the love of God and the power of good that come with spiritual practice.Join Echo for this ride through the incredible events of her life’s journey. From one night’s sighting of both comedian Bob Hope and a UFO to a glimpse into a European past life to a trip to Hollywood to explore reality television, all of Echo’s adventures have deepened her understanding of God and her own humanity. Even situations that looked disastrous, such as alcohol addiction and teen pregnancy, became life-affirming milestones. Her stories reveal a hard-won wisdom that will help you, too, see the good everywhere and find divinity and guidance within.

Rape of the Soul


Dawn Thompson - 2008
    Welcome her. As if it knew her. The light had faded, and dark, bilious clouds had taken its place. In the three short weeks I'd spent in Cornwall, I'd learned two things: that the weather was not to be trusted, and that the wind never ceased to blow. Fair weather or foul, it whistled and murmured and moaned, like a living, breathing, tortured being. It had risen since it played innocently among the foxglove blooms earlier stirring the mists along the graveyard gate. Now it was angry, driving the black clouds inland from the sea. Waterfowl raced before it dotting the sky like a blizzard over the mighty house, and I'd scarcely pulled the car to a stop when the rain came. It was just as I remembered it from my drive-by earlier, like a creature of myth silhouetted against the storm-a huge, rambling, turreted structure of stone and timbers defying its existence in such a setting. Yet, aside from a wounded turret, a few missing boards, and a good deal of broken glass, Cragmoor approached the dawn of another century remarkably intact. I tried to imagine the house as it once must have been, ablaze with light and life, surrounded by manicured lawns and courtyards and lush, fragrant gardens. Now it rose from a tangled snarl of briar, thorn, and desolation. Row upon row of darkened windows, catching stray glints of the fading light, shuddered in the wind as the gale bore down upon it. The house was asleep, and I was about to wake it.

Polanski Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest


Dakota Cassidy - 2008
    Vampires, a funeral home, and a sleepy little town set the stage for murder with a whole lot of laugh-out-loud fun to keep you turning the pages. Detective McBride has his hands full as he tries to catch a murderer while dealing with the voice in his head…a deliciously sexy voice that has his libido working overtime. The voice of a vampire and maybe a murderer! Spencer Polanski is an embalmer at her family-owned funeral home. Perfect job for a vampire, really. Especially one who's sans a working schnoz. That’s right. She has a bum nose. A plus when preparing the dead for eternal slumber—a big fat zero when it comes to sniffing out your true life mate.Devoid her sense of smell, it’s business as usual when a clueless Spencer meets Larkin McBride. The detective's at Polanski’s to attend the wake of his best friend when he discovers something very unusual…He can hear Spencer’s every thought.Her every vampire thought.So what’s “Detective McYummy” to do when the luscious Miss Polanksi’s thoughts are consumed by the body count in her sleepy town…and the possibility that the murderer could be one of her own kind?Dear Readers, First and foremost, if you recognize the title and concept of this book, do note, this is an expanded, revised, updated re-release of a small-press publication, originally released as a multi-part serial.Content Notes: Paranormal Romance, Vampires, Supernatural, Romantic Comedy, HumorousPreviously published (2014) Dakota Cassidy |(2006) Changeling Press

Haunted Wirral


Tom Slemen - 2008
    The cases in Haunted Wirral confirm the old adage that truth really is stranger than fiction. Most ghost story books about Wirral include the same old weathered yarns about Mother Redcap's ghost and the spectres of smugglers, but the mysterious peninsula proved to be a stranger place than even Tom Slemen took it to be, with tales weirder than anything found within the books of Stephen King, or Rod Serling's Twilight Zone. Take the intriguing case of the girl born to Wirral parents who became so infatuated with a long-dead crusader, that she ended up being whisked back in time to the 14th century to become his fiancee. There are the ghostly tales about a haunted wardrobe, which is still out there and could be in your bedroom; a black obsidian mirror, which allows unwise dabblers into the occult to summon forth any dead person, and the dead man who turned up at a school reunion in Leasowe...

Protected by The Falcon


Erika M. Szabo - 2008
    When she starts to develop unusual powers, her beliefs change and she’s thrown into a world of mysteries, traditions and secrets. She doesn't know much about her heritage besides legends and rituals when begins to remember her mother’s instructions concealed as rhymes. The discovery of her healing power and ability to freeze time is exciting and frightening. A sinister man appears and Ilona connects his presence with the series of mysterious deaths around her. She has been in love with her unsuspecting best friend, when she meets a stranger. She is drawn to him and confused by the sudden magnetic feeling.

Tigress by the Tail


Teresa D'Amario - 2008
    He’s not a great wizard, but he’s all right. Descended from a long line of wizards, his brothers taunt him for being slow to learn. And as the youngest, it’s his due course to accept such teasing. Life is good, and normal. For a wizard that is.Cassie is a Shifter. A tigress to be exact. Raised by her father after her mother’s death she’s as well adjusted as any shifter can be, and still live in the human world, hiding who and what she is.Bliss comes to a screeching halt the night Satanists kidnap Cassie and her best friend to use as sacrifices to bring forth their Dark Lord. When Cassie literally collides into Lance, she begs him to help them escape their captors, despite the dangers. The couple work together to save the life of Cassie’s friend, only to discover a shocking passion driving them closer together at a time when both should be devastated. But when Lance overhears Cassie’s father threaten his life, he heads for the hills. Cassie follows, determined to clear up the confusion. But evil is still afoot and Cassie is taken by a secret government organization dedicated to the eradication of all things magick. Is Lance willing to put his life on the line for a woman he believes is out to kill him? Especially when he realizes the organization that’s taken her, is the one he works for?

Gallant


Melissa Combs - 2008
    No turning back. And no resisting a storm of desire... When Reno Arjona surfaces from a dive to discover he and his boss’s woman have been left behind, he knows one thing: he’s on his own. His undercover mission to bring down Vasco, a notorious Colombian drug lord, is too important to risk blowing his cover. Once he tows Lacey Manning through miles of stormy ocean to a deserted island, all they have to do is wait. Because Lacey belongs to Vasco, and Vasco always comes for what’s his. Since the moment she accepted Vasco’s friendly invitation for a drink, Lacey has lived in terror, an unwilling “guest” watched day and night. Only in her bodyguard’s arms, she feels safe. And on the island, there are no distractions from the forbidden sexual tension between them... But the storm is only the start of the danger they're in. And the only way to save Lacey may be to break his silence—and pray that when the bullets start flying, it won’t be friendly fire that destroys their hearts.

Orientation


Rick R. Reed - 2008
    Robert tries valiantly to make this a special Christmas for his lover, but loses the fight late Christmas night. Christmas, 2007: Robert ventures out late Christmas night and finds a young girl about to fling herself into the unforgiving waters of Lake Michigan. He rescues her, and the two form a bond forged from an odd feeling they share of familiarity, and even love. Neither understands it, since Jess is a lesbian and Robert has never been attracted to women. But there's more ... Jess begins having strange dreams, reliving key moments she couldn't know about in Keith and Robert's life and courtship. Robert and Jess begin to wonder if their inexplicable feelings might be rooted in something much more mystical than a savior/victim relationship. As the two move toward and pull away from each other, Ethan, Robert's younger lover, plots the unthinkable. His crystal meth-addled mind becomes convinced there's only one way to save himself, and that is through Robert's destruction. Christmas 2007 spirals downward to a shattering climax in which both love and lives hang in the balance. There's a murder attempt ... salvation ... redemption ... And a new love is born. [Genres: Gay / Lesbian / Paranormal / Mystery]

The Half-Blood Club Box Set


Viola Grace - 2008
    ABANDON - Can any structure of man take the heat of two dragons in the throes of passion? AFFINITY - When Esmerelda is exposed as a siren by the Elven council, her family moves to protect her. Her talent of Affinity turns her into the dream lover of any male she allows to approach, so they decide to make her choices for her. ARCHIVE - When an archive runs to Grandma's house, she runs straight into the arms of a wolf. Will she stay there? MAGUS SHIFT - Isobel Marlin is one of the most powerful mages ever born. She has been trained by her father and mother using any and all magical races to supplement her education.

Your Eternal Self


R. Craig Hogan - 2008
    Your Eternal Self contains descriptions of the results of the thousands of studies that have pointed unmistakably to the finding that we are eternal beings having a physical experience. Death is an illusion. Even hard-nosed skeptics described in the book have changed their viewpoints in light of the evidence. Your Eternal Self describes carefully controlled, scientific research done by biologists, physicists, neuroscientists, physicians, psychologists, Nobel laureates, and other renowned scientists showing that the mind is outside of the brain, people see and know things they couldn't know if the mind were in the brain, the afterlife is as real as this life, people's minds are united, and our consciousness actually changes the environment in which we live. The book cites 330 sources from many prestigious scientific, psychological, and medical journals, but distills the essence of the research without technical detail, bringing it down to practical, daily life. It is easy reading and full of fascinating anecdotes and explanations. Your Eternal Self ends by describing what our purpose seems to be in life, what true spirituality is, how people can grow spiritually to change themselves so they have love and bliss in their lives, how they can provide that loving legacy for their children's children, and what the research has shown about the world of the afterlife.

Running Wild


Sarah McCarty - 2008
    Three werewolves who feed a wild hunger… Donovan must bring the Pack Alpha home and nothing more. But when he catches the sexy scent of Lisa Delaney, he's hers, body and soul and ready to risk both on an erotic desire that will shatter all boundaries. Kelon intends to return to his pack after helping Donovan, but he never counted on the voluptuous distraction of Robin Delaney. She's the one woman who can make him contemplate a choice no werewolf should have to make. Wyatt can't afford to be attracted to the practical, completely human Heather Delaney. But she isn't a woman a man ignores no matter what the cost.

Polanksi Brothers: Home of Eternal Rest - Part 1


Dakota Cassidy - 2008
    Perfect job for a vampire, really. Especially one who's sans a working schnoz. That’s right. She has a bum nose. A plus when preparing the dead for eternal slumber—a big fat zero when it comes to sniffing out your true life mate. Devoid her sense of smell, it’s business as usual when a clueless Spencer meets Larkin McBride. The detective's at Polanski’s to attend the wake of his best friend when he discovers something very unusual… He can hear Spencer’s every thought. Her every vampire thought. So what’s “Detective McYummy” to do when the luscious Miss Polanksi’s thoughts are consumed by the body count in her sleepy town…and the possibility that the murderer could be one of her own kind? *Author note: Dear readers, Please note, if you recognize this title, this book, originally published in 2006, is a rerelease and has been updated, revised and expanded. Second, This is part one of approximately a four-part serial. You know what that means? That’s right—cliffhangers (cue evil music). But wait! Before you hate, I hear anticipation is good for your complexion, and even your hair. I don’t know if that’s true or just a rumor, but is it worth the risk? Nonetheless, I solemnly swear to keep the stories coming swiftly, so your heads don’t asplode from waiting!

Destiny's Prerogative


Karen Michelle Nutt - 2008
    Shay McCormick died, there was no white light, no loved one to comfort her. There was a half-man, half-jaguar there to greet her. He's a decedent of the nagual, a spirit guide. It isn't her time and he leads her to safety. Shay wants proof shapeshifters exist. Her curiosity leads her into a world of danger and to Gabriel Cruzado. Fate threw them together, but despite their differences, they work together, eliminating a threat to their future. Destined to be lovers long before he touched her soul and she saved his life.

Handcuffs and Lace


Tia Fanning - 2008
    When she is pulled over one night by the sexy Officer Michael Johnson, Meli resolves to seize the police officer's attention-using any speed necessary. Cuff Me Lacy by Demi AlexOfficer Chrissie Hansen isn't asking for prince charming to offer her the love of a lifetime. But when Patrick MacKlick returns to her life, she discovers that lace can imprison a heart better than handcuffs can. Search Me Baby On More Time by Melinda BarronWren is back home in Texas, and now it seems that her old flame, Bryan Stockard, wants to get back into Wren's life-and he has just the tools to do it: A police uniform, handcuffs, and the authority to make Wren assume the position. What The Cuff by Celia KyleGod really should have reconsidered making werewolves. That, or Lyssa needed to get better taste in men and stay away from those with wandering eyes-and other things. Drunk as a wolf, she stumbles to her best friend's house to sleep off her whiskey induced haze and wakes to...cuffs?

Serenity


D. Renee Bagby - 2008
    A Gezane Universe Novel Melchior, King of the Bhresyas, is quickly growing tired of the war between his kind and the humans who view them as demons. He proposes a peace treaty with the most powerful human kingdom. His only stipulation? Once she comes of age, the human queen's daughter must be his bride. Serenity has spent her entire life preparing for her role at Melchior's side. Other women might be frightened, but she embraces her destiny, knowing in her heart that she and Melchior have been twined together by fate. While he wants cooperation between their two peoples, his union with Serenity cannot and should not lead to love. The more she tries to bring them together, the harder he pushes her away-until she lands in the arms of those who would do her harm. Love is the answer. But before Melchior admits to his, it may be too late. Author's Warning: This title contains cursing, a sociopathic heroine, horny males and copious amounts of gratuitous violence.

How to Do Telekinesis and Energy Work


Kuriakos - 2008
    Anyone can accomplish these tasks with the easy techniques in this book and a little bit of practice. After doing these exercises many of your psychic abilities such as astral projection, clairvoyance etc. will also open us as well as these exercises greatly train all of your psychic senses. At the end of this book is a notebook to record your exercises and results and by doing this you will be amazed how fast you see will incredible results!

A Lot To Be Thankful For


J.L. Langley - 2008
    Short story about Sterling and Rhys

Doppelganger + Warrior and Witch


Marie Brennan - 2008
    Doppelganger, ISBN:0446616982 Warrior and Witch, ISBN:0446616974

Temples on the Other Side: How Wisdom from 'Beyond the Veil' Can Help You Right Now


Sylvia Browne - 2008
    Using meditative techniques, she shows how you can access these beautiful edifices, each of which has a particular purpose.

Miss Lucy's Ghost: Ghost? or Angel?: Volume 1 (Jamey Hart Murder Adventures)


Jimmy Beard - 2008
    He carefully plots and carries out their murders. Despite the best effort of the local detective, he uses power and intimidation to halt the investigation. He appears to be above the law, until eighteen year old Jamey Hart moves to town, and begins to cause trouble. He is visited by a ghost, or maybe an angel. He’s not sure which Miss Lucy is, but he knows she is real. He follows her lead on adventures and must rely on her supernatural powers for protection from the killer, who discovers his identity and would prefer him dead. Add a romance or two and t’s the early sixties again in a small SC. Low-country town. This is the first of the Jamey Hart Series.

UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites


Robert L. Hastings - 2008
    However, most people are unaware that, at the time of the incident, Roswell Army Airfield was home to the world's only atomic bomber squadron, the 509th Bomb Group. Was this merely a coincidence?During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union built thousands of the far more destructive hydrogen bombs, some of them a thousand times as powerful as the first atomic bombs dropped on Japan. If the nuclear standoff between the superpowers had errupted into World War III, human civilization—and perhaps the very survival of our species—would have been at risk. Did this ominous state of affairs come to the attention of outside observers? Was there a connection between the atomic bomber squadron based at Roswell and the reported crash of a UFO nearby? Did those who pilot the UFOs monitor the superpowers' nuclear arms race during the dangerous Cold War era? Do they scrutinize American and Russian nuclear weapons sites even now?UFOs and Nukes provides the startling and sometimes shocking answers to these questions. Veteran researcher Robert Hastings has investigated nuclear weapons-related UFO incidents for more than three decades, and has interviewed hundreds of U.S. Air Force personnel, from airmen to colonels, who witnessed extraordinary UFO encounters at nuclear weapons sites. Their amazing stories are presented here.

Darklore Volume 2


Greg Taylor - 2008
    Bringing together some of the top researchers and writers on topics from outside of mainstream science and history, Darklore will challenge your preconceptions by revealing the strange dimensions veiled by consensus reality. Featuring contributions from Stephen E. Braude Ph.D, Nick Redfern, Jon Downes, Blair Blake, Theo Paijmans, Michael Tymn, Greg Taylor and many others, Volume 2 of Darklore offers only the best writing and research from the most respected individuals in their fields. In Darklore Volume 2 you'll find discussions of subjects such as the occult underpinnings of modern rock music, the origins of the Illuminati, hallucinogens and witchcraft, DMT and the occult, and much more. Find out more about the book - including free sample articles - at the Darklore website: darklore.dailygrail.com

Twilight Destiny


Tamara Monteau - 2008
    From the first, her innocent joy and strength invaded the most secret parts of his long-quiet heart. He felt inexplicably and irresistibly drawn to her, until at last he resigned himself to the fact that they were destined to meet. Still, he knew that the decision to involve himself with the young mortal could mean the end of his existence.Katie led a simple life, ruled by order and practicality. She had no time for romance, had never given it thought, until the night a stranger stepped into her life. Joshuas old-fashioned, Scottish mannerisms and extraordinary good looks awakened her heart to new and unknown yearnings. When she discovered that the man shed learned to love was a vampire, she became torn between fear she couldnt control and an almost desperate longing.

A Conspiracy of Ravens


Crymsyn Hart - 2008
    Charged with protecting Maili, he realizes she has gone missing. Linnea discovers her best friend's apartment ransacked and a guy holding a severed head. Before she can get an explanation, something slips from the shadows stabbing Tremain, poisoning him. To save Tremain, she must use her budding magickal powers and get him to his Raven brethren. Will she get him there in time? Will Tremain overcome his curse and save Maili? Or will he be cursed to an even worse hell?

Whispering Pines


Mavis Applewater - 2008
    On the morning of October 31, 1916, the servants arrived early to discover Captain Stratton alone in the house, sitting calmly in his study and smoking his pipe. His wife and sister were missing, and what the maid found in the kitchen sent her screaming from the house. Almost one hundred years later, paranormal investigator Shawn Williams agrees to spend the night in the mysterious manor. She finds the stories about Whispering Pines almost as intriguing as her companion for the evening. Faith Charles, former reporter turned professional skeptic, isnt thrilled at the prospect of spending the night in a house where strange things have already begun to happen. Then again, to spend the night with Shawn, Faith might be willing to endure anything. Shawn and Faith begin their adventure together, possibly finding love along the way. The only thing standing in their way is the mystery of Whispering Pines.

The Secret of Lucianne Dove


Roberta L. Smith - 2008
    There he crosses paths with the spirit of a beautiful prostitute from the old mining town's colorful past who was hanged in 1881 for a murder she didn't commit. Mickey sets out to learn what she wants and discovers she has a secret that must be revealed if he's to change legacy of her life as well as his own.This is the story of two souls who transcend time to find the forgiveness they both need.

Enlightenment Through Orbs


Diana Cooper - 2008
    The book answers technical questions and offers practical guidance, such as who the orbs are, what purpose they serve, and how they can help. The dozens of full-color photos included within allow the orbs to enlighten and transform lives with their specific energies as well as provide tools for confidence, love, empowerment, hope, and spiritual expansion. Seekers will find the orbs especially enlightening, whether they are looking to make simple connections to angels and other spirit guides or ultimately to accelerate their own spiritual ascension.

The Resqueth Revolution


Mark H. Phillips - 2008
    Disgraced physicist Steve Marks joins a group of paranormal investigators in their violent confrontations with other-dimensional monsters that feed off human fear. Soon the team must also battle the aliens' human allies within the U.S. military. As Steve discovers more about the entities, and how to hurt them, he becomes the key factor in the plans of multiple factions. Steve must become a full player in a genocidal game he doesn't fully understand. He must also rediscover his own integrity-an integrity that will force him to risk his friends, his new-found love, and even the survival of the human species for what he knows is right.

Kentucky Book of the Dead


Keven McQueen - 2008
    Author Keven McQueen dissects some of Kentucky's more bizarre aspects of death, pulled directly from the history pages. Discover the reaper's creative side, meet the disgusting ghosts of Louisville and find out more than you wanted to know about old-fashioned embalming techniques. You will find it quite engrossing and just plain gross.

Don't Look Back, Agnes / In This House


Kathryn Meyer Griffith - 2008
    A story of the survivor of a serial killer attack; the second of an old couple facing Progress.

The Word Eater


Michael Dahl - 2008
    That night, beneath the glow of a full moon, the man transforms into the Word Eater. The beast prowls the streets, searching for words to eat. If the Librarian doesn't stop it, every word and every thing on earth could disappear."

Topaz Delirium


Lynne Connolly - 2008
    But when he meets bookstore owner and ex-army intelligence officer Tara Carlisle, he desperately wants to give in to the passion she evokes in him. But he's stopped by his own fears and a woman four hundred years dead.Tara wants Garon, too, but until they catch the evil stalking her little town, she can't give in to the desire she knows they both feel. The frustration is killing her... But Erzsébet Báthory murdered over six hundred women the last time she walked the earth. Now Tara has inadvertently brought her back, and if they don't stop her, she might just beat that record.Reissued by Loose-Id as Treasure Laid Bare original name is Eternal Beauty, Eternal Darkness

Enchanted Oracle [With 240-Page Guidebook and 36-Card Oracle Deck and Silver Bag and Fairy Pendant]


Jessica Galbreth - 2008
    Seek your destiny through trailing vines and gnarled trees in a secret realm rich with myth and magic...Enter an enchanted world filled with fairies, goddesses, and sorceresses; a magical world of possibility and power; a world in which you can weave your future.Featuring hauntingly beautiful fairy imagery by renowned fantasy artist Jessica Galbreth and insightful instruction from acclaimed tarot author Barbara Moore, the Enchanted Oracle presents~ A stunning 36-card oracle deck featuring Jessica Galbreth's original watercolor artwork~ A whimsical silver pouch in which to keep the oracle cards when not in use~ A fabulous fairy pendant that can be used as a pendulum and enchanted charm~ A lyrical and lovely 240-page guidebook by Barbara Moore that presents a variety of ways to work with oracle wisdom, including spells, enchantments, and journaling!

Exit 22


P.M. Terrell - 2008
    After meeting a beautiful but mysterious woman, he is pulled into a shocking double homicide. Now he's a fugitive on the run, racing to escape detectives closing in and a sociopathic assassin determined to kill him... and time is running out.p.m.terrell's most popular contemporary suspense, Exit 22 has spawned the Black Swamp Mysteries series. Second book in this series, Vicki's Key, will be released March 2012. Third book in the series, Secrets of a Dangerous Woman, to be released September 2012. And Dylan's Song to be released March 2013.

Chasing the Wind


Norma Beishir - 2008
    All of them are between the ages of five and six, all conceived by in vitro fertilization, and all extraordinarily gifted. In the Sinai, archaeologist Lynne Raven searches for proof of the Exodus and finds a papyrus proclaiming the emergence of a prophet sent to defeat the darkness that threatens to consume the world. In London, a powerful cartel manipulates politicians and industrialists and controls a think tank with an unthinkable agenda. One thing connects them all: the truth about Connor Mackenzie...Revised, updated edition of the 2009 novel, now in multiple first-person points-of-view.Norma Beishir is the bestselling author of fourteen previous novels. Collin Beishir is the author of the upcoming novel E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event).

If Tombstones Could Talk


Stacey Joy Netzel - 2008
    The story behind Andrew Lindeman's tragic death during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1859 triggers dreams in which she relives his last moments. She's drawn closer to the handsome ghost while she resolves to clear his tarnished name. A passionate kiss sets his spirit free, but will Melanie lose her heart for good?

Dance Of Stones: A Shamanic Road Trip


Kenn Day - 2008
    Set amidst the backdrop of ancient European sacred monuments, the self revealing narrative invites the reader to join in the spontaneous adventures of a modern shaman, spiced with practical exercises at the end of each chapter.

Dr Shuker's Casebook


Karl Shuker - 2008
    Travelling the world in search of mysteries and marvels of every kind, Dr Shuker has climbed the volcanic slopes of Easter Island on the trail of moai and manbirds, he has traversed the Theban necropolis of Egypt's West Bank in search of a singing Colossus and the head of Ozymandias, he has journeyed to Woolpit in the footsteps of its mystifying Green Children, and to Niagara on the lookout for its long-lost winged cat. Whether it be flying over the Bermuda Triangle (four times!), inspecting cropfield circles in Buckinghamshire, questing for mermaids and unicorns, gazing in awe at a putative living dinosaur emblazoned upon the magnificent Ishtar Gate of Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar, revealing a bizarre yet hitherto-undocumented bat-winged monster encountered in the heartland of Kent, uncovering an anachronistic Cambodian stegosaur at Angkor Wat, peering in hope across the dark waters of Loch Ness and the monster-haunted lakes of Iceland, seeking resurrected avifauna in New Zealand, finding solace in the stark majesty of Stonehenge and the holy grandeur of Lourdes, charting the preternatural entities of Senegambia's forests or Australia's Dreamtime, tracking elusive black panthers on Exmoor, or unmasking serpent-necked panthers on an enigmatic artefact from the ancient Middle East, if there are mysteries to be investigated, Dr Shuker is in hot pursuit. Now, compiled here for the very first time, are some of the extraordinary cases that he has re-examined or personally explored down through the years - from sky beasts and reptoids, statues that weep, bleed, and even come to life, vanishing planets and invisible saints, frog rain and angel hair, and the world's weirdest ghosts and aliens, to a chiming tower of porcelain and a talking head of brass, spooklights and foo fighters, Herne the Hunter and photographed thought-forms, the chirping pyramid of Quetzalcoatl, magical mirrii dogs Down Under, and the most comprehensive study ever published of winged cats in which he successfully unveils their long-debated cryptic identity. All of that, and much more, await you inside this arcane archive of inexplicabilia, dubitanda, and mirabilia or, as we prefer to call it, Dr Shuker's Casebook.

The Secret of Spirits Bay


Stephen Barker - 2008
    and to learn a haka by the end of term.As developers prepare to destroy the peace and quiet of Spirits Bay, Tom and Ana are thrown into an adventure that will test their own courage to the maximum. An adventure where the forces of past and present will collide disastrously as an ancient curse is fulfilled again.

Birthright


Mari Freeman - 2008
    Well not "just" human. With Witch and Demon blood running through her veins, she is Keena, Priestess of the Wild. As her magic emerges, Keena is thrust headlong into the world of the Kith, a world that includes a Gnome stylist, a cat guardian and a kitchen Imp for a best friend. Oh and then there s her destiny an ancient battle of birthright with an evil half-twin she didn t even know she had. As she fumbles with potions and spells and unwittingly stumbles into one foible after another, Keena s also fighting her all-consuming lust for a hot Vamp Lord as well as the Kith s half-Demon head of security. And managing her body s newfound urges isn t her only battle. Danger is everywhere and enemies are mounting. Certain Kith would love nothing more than to destroy the human race and it s up to Keena to stop them. If she can stay alive long enough

The Healing Spell And Other Stories


Kiki Howell - 2008
    The Healing Spell To Save A Witch from the Focus Anthology, ed. Kev Henley Beltane's Guide from the Four Seasons: Spring 2009 Anthology, ed. Selena Kitt Rituals Caught Under the October Moon

The Legacy


Becca Ritchie - 2008
    When the parents of both families go missing, Amanda is thrown into a world that she's not ready for. Hunting with her older brother and her best friend, she learns that the only thing harder than killing the supernatural is controlling her empathic ability. When a creature visits Amanda in her dreams, she realizes she must find her parents soon or risk her nightmares coming true.

A Bargain with Death


Hywela Lyn - 2008
    To save him, she goes in search of Death himself, putting her very soul in danger. Will she save the life of her beloved? Or will her sacrifice be in vain? And what if her surrender is more than she bargained for?

Tantalizing Treats


Amy Ruttan - 2008
    Trick or treating is for kids, but when a very influential client she has never met invites her to an authentic eighteenth-century masquerade she quickly suits up to attend his masked ball at a haunted plantation. Violet Hall is home to a mysterious ghost of the former owner, Aleksandr Valquet. He has haunted the grounds for two hundred and fifty years, waiting for his true love to return and break the curse of his immortality. It seems the so-called ghost has set his eyes on Miranda. Miranda succumbs to a masked stranger's advances and spends an evening of pleasure in his arms, a stranger who seems awfully familiar as her past life unfolds. Tricks and Treats - Between a Rock and a Hard OnBy Cindy Spencer Pape What happens when you mix a half-dragon, a pixie and a little sex magic in a wooded park on Halloween? Neither Bram nor Twyla has any idea but when it all comes together the magic explodes in a frenzy of hot sex and sizzling romance. Tricks and Treats - Mischief NightBy Cris Anson Annabelle lusts after her boss, the quintessential tall, dark and dreamy, but after six months, Mr. Smith still calls her Miss Fortier. A Halloween party changes that. Seeing her very formal boss striding toward her wearing nothing but war paint, a skimpy loincloth which leaves nothing to her imagination on a body that is her personal wet dream, Annabelle can't say no when he backs her into a secluded corner and reveals the savage lurking under that sinful smile. Until she hears the real Mr. Smith's irate voice asking, ""Miss Fortier, what are you doing?!"" Blindfolded, telling the two men apart takes some ingenuity, but it's the beginning of a night of erotic mischief. When Halloween is over, what will happen at work the next day? Tricks and Treats - Spells at MidnightBy Jenna Castille A witch seeking love, Renee isn't different from most women. She wants someone who can accept her for who she is. Unfortunately she isn't exactly human and there aren't many paranormal guys left. Tired of waiting for love, she casts a spell on Samhain to draw her soulmate. A creature born from lust, Zachary is a satyr. He lives for sex - literally. So when Renee drags him into the mortal world all he wants is a night of kinky fun and games. He doesn't expect to find a mate chosen for him by the God and Goddess. But they have one day to discover if theirs is a lust match - or a love match. Tricks and Treats - Ghostly AwakeningBy Lacey Savage Eighteen years of solitude have annihilated Sebastian Bradley's social skills. Not that he needs them. He's resigned himself to a life of complete seclusion until trouble decides to pitch a tent on his lawn and entice him with wide, curious blue eyes. Now there are people under Sebastian's roof, invading his privacy, using his home as a locale for a fancy society Halloween bash. One woman's to blame. A woman who in one short week has managed to turn Sebastian's entire world on its axis and awaken hungry, desperate desires that even a ghost can't ignore. Tricks and Treats - Conjured BlissBy Brigit Zahara Who says three's a crowd? In fact, on Halloween - a notoriously exciting time filled with thrills and magic and pulse-pounding surprises - a threesome can be a supernatural delight. Or so Callie finds out when she teams up again with magicians Vance and Hart for one very special show... and night. Reader Advisory: Contains M/M and M/F/M sex scenes. Tricks and Treats - Nocturnal ObsessionBy Lolita Lopez Normally, dreams are peaceful respites, but lately, Desi's are nothing short of erotic adventures - with the oh-so-sexy Dr. Ian Cuvos playing ringmaster. Her naughty nocturnal escapades feel so incredibly real that she's convinced she's subconsciously tapping into an energy conduit amplified by Halloween's approach. But when magic is involved, there's always a price. From the moment Desi de Soto steps into hi

Shadow Magic


Donna Grant - 2008
    Years in the king's service and his numerous deeds directed by the crown have left Drogan with horrendous nightmares and immeasurable guilt?Serena is a witch, cursed and forever alone. She accepts her future. Until she meets Drogan. With Drogan a passion deep and unyielding awakens inside her. She is willing to sacrifice herself for his love, but can he put his past to rest and embrace the future?

Shadow Path


P.L. Blair - 2008
    Agatha Christie meets J.R.R. Tolkien in “Shadow Path,” the first book in the new Portals series by author P.L. Blair. An Ogre murdered with a rune-inscribed sword is just the beginning as Kat Morales, a very human detective on the Corpus Christi, Texas, police force, and her Elf partner Tevis McLeod follow a blood trail that leads to Pixies, necromancy and Magic of the Blackest kind ... to its climax in a stronghold Between worlds, where Tevis must duel spell for spell with a former lover who wants to see her old flame extinguished permanently.

The Cabin


Smoky Zeidel - 2008
    James-Cyrus Hoffmann has just inherited his grandfather's farm, and with it a mysterious cabin deep in the woods on Hoffmann mountain; a cabin he has dreamed about since childhood. When James-Cyrus enters the cabin, he is vaulted back through time to the Civil War era, where he meets Elizabeth, the brave young woman who lives in the cabin, and Malachi, a runaway slave. James-Cyrus realizes his dreams of the cabin were visions of the past, and that Elizabeth is his great-great aunt-a woman who vanished without a trace from the family tree. He also learns of his ancestors' pivotal role in the lives of runaway slaves who were offered a safe haven at the cabin, a station on the underground railroad.

Bound By Magick


Eliza Gayle - 2008
    When the woman they've been taught to fear enters their lives, the brothers are forced to face the truth--all of it. Amidst seduction, lies, betrayal, and powerful magick a quest begins to find four women, all born on the same day before it's too late. The clock is ticking... This 4 in 1 anthology includes Untamed Magick, Magick Ignited, Force of Magick, and Magick Provoked.

Walking the Twilight Path: A Gothic Book of the Dead


Michelle Belanger - 2008
    Become familiar with this intrinsic, yet denied, aspect of our lives as you contact your spirit companion, meditate on gravestone sculptures, create a necromantic medicine bag, and keep a personal book of the dead. Drawing on the wisdom of shamans, magicians, Tibetan Buddhists, and ancient Egyptians, Michelle Belanger illuminates death as a gateway to change and regeneration. On this life-affirming journey, you will visit the “Otherside,” reach out to spirits, and become a walker between worlds to experience healing and empowerment.     “Walking the Twilight Path shows us that life is a wonderful experience that can only be fully appreciated once we accept our physical mortality. An excellent beginners guide.” —Leilah Wendell, author of The Necromantic Ritual Book

Seduced in Shadow


Stephanie Julian - 2008
    Unknown to her, Ellie is the daughter of the Etruscan God of the Woods, Selvans, and her father fears for her safety.When Ellie is almost kidnapped, Antonin has the perfect place to keep her safe: in his bed. He’s fallen hard for the beauty, but will his secrets drive her away? Or put her in more danger?

Folklore and Other Stories


Ankhesen Mi - 2008
    "Echo" Rory Zheng is a young traveler who arrives at Silver Wood Manor, an enchanting residence atop a mountain where he meets an array of characters. Among them are the mischievous old Irishman who designed the buildings and the chatty nine-year-old daughter of the beautiful, somber landlady of Silver Wood, whose husband is often away. To unlock the mystery and history of the manor and its people, Rory employs some magic of his own: the art of storytelling. "The Collection" The divorce between Jason Rang and his filthy rich, soon-to-be ex-wife Mireille is actually going well. Or at least it does until Jason lets his new fiance Maribel actually meet Mireille. Invited to Mireille's newly inherited mansion (fully furnished with all manner of beautiful shirtless young men), Jason and Maribel find themselves lulled into a sensual world where they learn that sometimes-but only sometimes-an entire divorce proceeding can be just another lovers' quarrel.

Stairway to Heaven


Shannon Leigh - 2008
    Shortly after arriving near the Huitoto village, Rhea starts seeing a tall, dark-skinned man with the body of an Adonis and eyes as decadent as the richest of chocolates. Funny thing is, no one else can see him. The scientist in her demands a logical reason for Valos's existence, but when he invades her dreams and awakens the pent-up desires sheltered deep within her soul, the woman in her can't deny him. Struggling to maintain her crumbling sanity, she must discover if this man, who calls himself the Guardian of the Stairway To Heaven, truly exists and can fulfill the biggest needs of her heart, or if he's just a figment of an overactive imagination, brought forth by her latest failed relationship...

Madam Periwinkle's Erotic Delights: Better Than Chocolate


Lacey Savage - 2008
    She hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in six weeks, all because of a dream lover who insists on playing out every one of her sexual fantasies -- even the kinky, bold, and disturbing ones. If only he was real… she could figure out a way to deal with him then.But he is real. And when Silvana meets Rafael, she’s shocked by the tumultuous effect he has on her. Just by touching her, he threatens to unleash the dragon that lies dormant inside her soul. And that’s a risk she’s not willing to take. So she runs away from the man who’s slowly ruining her life and takes shelter inside Madame Periwinkle’s Erotic Delights shop.Yet the surprises don’t stop there. Madam Periwinkle offers Silvana a solution in the shape of a perfectly crafted chocolate dildo. Too bad magical dildos don’t come with instructions. Silvana has no idea whether she should she eat it, insert it, or dangle it in a circular pattern before her eyes like she’s seen hypnotists do on TV. Still, she’s willing to try anything, even if it means she has to risk exposing her deepest secrets... and her heart.

A Girl's Best Friend


Eileen Ann Brennan - 2008
    Every night the devastatingly handsome Latino brings her to unspeakable heights of erotic pleasure. He's everything she ever dreamed of-hot, handsome and totally in love with her. But is he real? Or just a dream? Trapped by the spell of the diamond necklace, her lover has been waiting for the one woman destined to be his-Natalie. Now she is within his grasp but he is unable to claim her forever until she discovers the secret of the diamond. If she doesn't free him from the prison of the diamond's magic in time, her one true love will be lost to her forever.