In Strange Angels, Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.) Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?
This is it. Sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson has faced down suckers, zombies, and wulfen without flinching. And now that she's bloomed into a full-fledged svetocha, she doesn't even need a gun. But the Real World is still a frightening place . . . and things are about to get ugly. Really ugly. Dru Anderson has escaped with her life, but she's not out of the woods yet. She's on the lam in a stolen car with her best friend Graves riding shotgun and a Broken wulf named Ash curled up in the backseat. Desperate, Dru heads deep into the Appalachian Mountains to the one place she thinks they'll be safe. But her grandmother's wards and enchantments can't keep Dru's scent from the suckers for long especially when Dru is betrayed by the one person she trusts most. It's all come down to this. ONE battle. ONE choice ONE final sacrifice. DRU ANDERSON'S NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK. BUT SHE SHOULD BE.
It?s a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn?t slowing down?and he won?t rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart . . . Dru?s best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru?s heart get in the way of her survival?
The strength and beauty of the American heartland shines through in the story of a ranching family struggling with the death of its patriarch and with some overwhelming familial and cultural myths. Tour.
Betrayals by Lillith St Crow is a supernatural heart stopper full of all the best kind of paranormal beasties around. A must read for fans of Urban Fantasy fiction. Y. A. Reads No more little miss nice girl. The Real World is a frightening place. Just ask sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson, a tough girl who has taken on her fair share of bad guys. She's armed, dangerous, and not going down without a fight. So it's gonna take her a while to figure out who she can trust . . . Poor Dru. Her parents are long gone. Her best (okay, only) friend Graves has been bitten by a werwulf. And she just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn't entirely human. Now Dru's strange and handsome savior, Christophe, has her hidden away at a secret Schola for djamphir and wulfen teens. Trouble is, she's the only girl in the place. The really bad news? Dru's killer instinct says that one of her schoolmates wants her dead. With all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide . . . Visit the USA Strange Angels website
A remarkable collection of ten contemporary plays covering a wide range of topics and themes. It is a rousing resource for those wanting to use drama to stimulate discussion on issues such as marriage, work, poverty, and fair trade. Some of the plays are challenging, some an invitation to laugh, some to take risks, and some an invitation to just have fun - but all of them are full of a great vitality.
A freelance photographer accompanies an artistic young schizophrenic into the disturbed periods of his life and, further, into an exploration of altered states that promises complete madness of transformation. By the author of Bad Brains.
In this first major collection in nearly a decade from a revered American poet, William Pitt Root concerns himself with those extremes—spiritual, physical, or both—at which social and cultural forms disintegrate, leaving the individual as an unshielded witness to transitioning miracles that induce a state of awe that cannot be diminished, diverted, or ignored. In poem after poem, Root compels the reader to discover that these key moments require the heart to open and the mind to still in order to fully accept whatever results, whether it is to suffer inconsolably or to discover new facets of wisdom. With an imagery that is by turns beautiful, tender, provocative, and terrifying, this collection signals the triumphant return of a poet of national renown.
Marylou Caponi inherited the boxing gym she had practically grown up in from her late father. It isn’t easy being in a male dominated business but her strong will and determination and savvy about the “game” make it work out most of the time. Dan McClain is her head trainer, a former fighter, a handsome leftover from her father’s time. He and Marylou have been on and off lovers over the years. Now past 40 years of age but not appearing nearly so, she questions her own attractiveness to the opposite sex. Both Dan and Marylou deal with challenges, sometimes violent, brought to them in the new world order by their fighters, local drug dealers, pimps, muggers and cops looking for the easiest, quickest way to close unwanted cases, no matter how they do it. Theirs is and entangled love story minus the candy hearts and flowers.
Now that sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears have come true and Sergej has kidnapped her best friend Graves, she'll have to go on a suicidal rescue mission to bring him back in one piece. That is, if she can put all of Christophe's training to good use, defeat her mother's traitor, Anna, once and for all, and manage to survive another day...