Darkness Whispers will introduce you to the town of Windbrook, a sleepy little community nestled deep in the secluded Skullkin Valley of western Pennsylvania. All is well in Windbrook, just like usual, just like always. Nothing changes here, nothing is different. Except... except today something is different. An old man with piercing gray eyes will arrive in town this morning. This man isn't human. Not even close. And he isn't coming alone. Death travels with him. Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December, and Brian James Freeman, acclaimed author of The Painted Darkness, have combined forces to create an old-fashioned tale of horror, full of good and evil, with a breathtaking ending that will leave you wondering when this peculiar old man might be coming for you.
Demons want 17 year-old Quinn dead before she discovers the truth of who she really is. Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, could help her banish them back to the underworld for good, but only if she learns to trust her heart and he recovers the secret locked away in his fragile memory.
All Lexia ever wanted was to graduate from high school and leave Deadwood. Now she would give anything to have her quiet life back.With her Father murdered, and her best friend, Alice, kidnapped, life is anything but simple. Despite the odds, Lexia and Lincoln, the panther shifter she has fallen in love with, rescue Alice.On their journey, Lexia meets the one person she least expected ever to see again, her mother. Seemingly abandoned as a baby, secrets unravel and Lexia learns who she really is.Her mother created her and she was created for one purpose only...Darkness.Only one thing is certain, sacrifices will be made and lives will be lost.
Purchasing a restored Victorian house called The Abbadon Inn in the picturesque shore town of Cape May, New Jersey, John and Karen Dalton stumble upon the love letters of Jack Cooney, a long-dead mobster, which reveal the bizarre and bloody history of the inn and open the door to the evil of the past. Original.
Her battles shook the land! Britain still quakes from the decisive battle in A Blink of an Eye. The tremors of which released a new evil. One out to wreak havoc on Dark Ages Britain. Mair's skills with her sword may not be enough to protect friends, new and old, with the threat even she doesn't have experience with. But first, they have to find a creature that doesn't want to be tracked. Courtly politics and friendly alliances pull Mair into Mercia. She quickly finds herself in the middle of a new storm of death and destruction. The worst threat may be Mercian intrigue which could reveal her secrets if she's not forced into that herself. Enemies of old, the Witch Hunters still haunt Mair's steps. She has to hide her nature from all around while protecting the land and the people she loves. Darkness dogs her every step and haunts Penda's royal halls. The disciples of Britannia's Goddess learn that this is only the beginning of a new challenge. Darkness whispers from the grave and threatens not only their friends but all of Britain. The goddess has chosen her champions. Can they survive, keep their secrets, and unravel the Whispers of Darkness that will shake the foundations of Britain again? A Whisper of Darkness kicks off a new cycle in the Cup of Blood saga. Purchase your copy today to continue this exciting journey through Post-Arthurian Britain. This series includes: A Cup of Blood (Book 1)A Soul of Steel (Book 2)A Blink of an Eye (Book 3)A Whisper of Darkness (Book 4)The Penllyn Chronicles Collection 1 (Prequel novellas) Please note: This series contains people with swords and other weapons doing violence unto each other. Captivity, torture, and threat of assault may also be included.
After witnessing something dark and strange on a routine mission, Sephera Travelle- a nineteen-year-old assassin with a weakness for braided cinnamon bread and an affinity for murder-is thrust on a seemingly impossible quest to save her world. Teaming up with her best friend Zadkiel and three warriors with flexible morals, she starts her journey on a search for a woman called "The First." As a 500-year old cycle is about to start anew, creatures from the Dark Realm have begun to invade, bringing with them a dark and deadly plague. Sephera realizes that there may be more to this mission than simply finding "The First." She comes to realize that everyone in her life may not be quite what they seem, as more about the curse that separated their realms is revealed. She soon discovers the Dark Realm might not be so evil after all, and perhaps it is her realm that is filled with Darkness. She holds the lit match and must choose whether to resurrect the world, or help it burn.
Naomi goes back in time to World War II. The US Navy's LST 848 is taking Marines and equipment to Okinawa and other islands in the Pacific Theater, as the battles in Europe continue. In other parts of the world millions of people are being exterminated by the Nazis. Is an experimental atomic bomb the answer?
Some memories are better left forgotten... Haunted by an unclear past, biologically enhanced Marine, Eva Montreaux, can't be distracted from her mission. With American troops being brutally murdered on the island of Okinawa, it's more than priority. It's critical. But when her investigation brings her face to face Marcos Delacruz, it triggers memories. Ones she lost. Memories that somehow include him. Marcos Delacruz has tried to forget the woman who left him with nothing but empty promises. Even now, three years later, Eva doesn't seem to express any guilt over breaking his heart. In truth, she seems to barely recognize him. This deployment has been challenging enough with too many restless spirits haunting the island. But when his own investigation forces him to cross paths with her once more, Marcos discovers there may be a deeper truth. With the number of murders climbing rapidly and the rising need to track the murderer across the tropical island, Eva struggles to reclaim what she lost. But the island holds darker elements-a serial killer. One that doesn't appear to be human. Thrust into a world she can't escape, Eva must discover a way to stop a murderer from destroying anyone else's future, but how can she succeed if she can't even remember what role Marcos played in her past? When Darkness Whispers is an intriuging blend of paranormal and military romance suspense you won't want to put down! If you like haunting mystery, spine-tingling suspense, and Japanese mythology, you will love When Darkness Whispers!
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." So begins H. P. Lovecraft's essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” arguably the most important analysis of horror ever written. Yet while hordes of writers have created works based on Lovecraft's fiction, never before has an anthology taken its inspiration directly from the literary manifesto behind his entire mythos . . . until now. Like cultists poring over a forbidden tome, 18 modern masters of horror have gathered here to engage with Lovecraft's treatise. Rather than responding with articles of their own, these authors have written new short stories inspired by intriguing quotes from the essay, offering their own whispers to the darkness. They tell of monsters and madmen, of our strange past and our weirder future, of terrors stalking the winter woods, the broiling desert, and eeriest of all, our bustling cities and our family homes. This collection is a unique contribution to the booming Lovecraft/Cthulhu craze that will stand out from the pack due to its one-of-a-kind premise.
Joanna didn't know what to expect… Necessity forced Joanna Seton to accept a position as governess to Jake Sheldon's daughter. She set out for Ravensgarth, his farm in the Lake District, with a determination to make the best of what she found. What she found was a man whose scarred face reflected his battered life—who had cut himself off from all social contacts. His daughter, too, had suffered. She was a wild, uncontrollable child. Even though both of them seemed to hate her, Joanna's heart went out to these two survivors of past tragedy!
MURDER CAN BE MAYHEM. 2013 Rockstar Johnny Mayhem sits on his bed, holding a bloody baseball bat. On the floor, clutching a lavender rose in her fist, is his wife, Amanda, who he has just beaten to death. Erika Piper knows this because she is one of the first on the scene. Mayhem is arrested and led away, screaming that they’ve got the wrong man. But the evidence is irrefutable and when Mayhem is sentenced to life in prison, no one is surprised. Now Thanks to new evidence, Johnny Mayhem is a now free man. During a television interview, he issues a thinly veiled threat to those involved in the original case before seemingly disappearing off the face of the Earth. When the body of Mayhem’s dealer is found, Erika Piper is pulled from the safety of her desk job and thrown into the hunt for the Rockstar. Can she find Mayhem before he can enact his revenge on everyone involved, including Erika? Or, has he been telling the truth all along? Did the police really get the wrong man?
Two decades into an eternal sentence in the impenetrable Void for daring to rebel against the might of the Empire, and Agent Ivory is ready to give up on life entirely, even if the unseen Warden of the prison won't ever let him die. But when a mysterious voice in the darkness visits him in his isolation, the prisoner is determined to see the sun on his face once again, even if the outside world is not what it once was...