You wouldn't think a kid's horror story would come from a hoity-toity literature classic...but hear me out.
(Spoiler alert for "The Dead"!)
The end of Joyce's story tells how a young woman lost her one true love because he came to her window in a rainstorm, caught pneumonia, and died. Romantic and tragic, right?
But I always thought, "Yeah, well, it's romantic if you LIKE the person...but if they were a stalker, that would be about the creepiest thing imaginable: to look out your window in a storm and see someone standing out there, staring up at your window."
I already wanted to write a series of horror stories...and I had settled on a protagonist (basically an altered version of myself at ten years old).
Now I had my first creepy scene: the hero peers out his window during a raging thunderstorm and sees a girl he doesn't like staring up at his window, softly calling out his name: "Peeeeeeeeteeeeeeeeeer..."
Then he finds out something REALLY disturbing.
Thanks, James Joyce.
PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One) is currently free for the Kindle.
For fans of J.K. Rowling (the HARRY POTTER series), Orson Scott Card (ENDER'S GAME), and Darren Shan (CIRQUE DU FREAK)…
When ten-year-old Peter moves into his grandfather's creepy old mansion in a small town, bad, baaaaad things start to happen.
A family of charred boogeymen who haunt the garden decide they don't like trespassers...
A classmate with a crush comes back from the grave, and decides to make Peter her Undead Prince Charming...
A creature from Fairieland changes place with Peter's two-year-old sister, leading to a VERY strange babysitting job...
A prehistoric predator snatches children from the town lake, forcing Peter to literally dive into the belly of the beast...
With his troublemaking neighbor Dill, his grumpy grandfather, and only his courage and wit to guide him, Peter has to survive all these things, plus the Greatest Horror Of All:
PETER AND THE VAMPIRES is the first in an ongoing series that includes PETER AND THE WEREWOLVES and PETER AND THE FRANKENSTEIN. This book is 120,000 words (370 pages) and contains some mild language, violence, and scary situations.
Learn more about Peter, Dill, and the author at his official website, www.DarrenPillsbury.com.
Did you program GOTO loops in BASIC?
Did you have a computer before they came with mice?
Did your computer have a joystick?
Did you know the difference between Apple ][e and TRS-80?
Did you play "Summer Games" on a Commodore 64?
Did you use 5.25" floppies?
Did you connect your telephone to a modem?
Did you call bulletin board systems in the 80s?
Did you know the net before it exploded?
Volume one of the CIRCUITS OF THE WIND trilogy by Michael Stutz tells
the story of a young Raymond Valentine, who grows up charmed by the
promise of the computer underground and the hidden online world he's
Calvin Hobbs is a retired detective who has gone into the privet eye business. Tonight he has been hired to get a copy of a late mob bosses will from the apartment of a seedy lawyer. What Hobbs doesn't know is that this job will quickly spirals out of control leading him into a web of deceit, false friends and femme fatals, all who are killing to know what is contained in the last will a testament of Richmond's most notorious crime boss.
Killing to Know is a hard-boiled thriller that goes right for the jugular, a short gripping gritty, violate and profane mystery that both harkens back to the old detective pulps and retained a wholly modern feel.
Book Description and Reviews:
From New York Times #1 bestselling creator Leland Myrick, comes the first novel in a new fantasy series, The Kingdom of Graves. A thrilling tale of swords and sorcery, The Ten takes its readers on a wild ride filled with adventure, intrigue, heroism and dark magic. This saga of soldiers and spies crosses the vast Kingdom of Graves as small cult uprisings threaten to spill out into a war that threatens the Kingdom's foundations and existence. Sword and magic clash in bloody battles, spies slip through the darkness to dispatch their targets with a silent knife, all in a struggle over control of the most powerful kingdom in the world.
About Myrick's earlier works, the critics have said:
"A tour de force. . . . This is the best kind of story for presentation in graphic novel form as the words and pictures work in concert to produce as a whole something more than either can do separately." - Shelf Awareness Pro Starred Review
"These images capture with remarkable sensitivity the essence of Feynman's character. The comic-book picture somehow comes to life and speaks with the voice of the real Feynman...The Ottaviani-Myrick book is the best example of this genre that I have yet seen." - Freeman Dyson, The New York Review of Books "
...an affectionate and inspiring comic biography of the legendary iconoclastic physicist Richard Feynman...Like all great biography, Feynman is an enticement to read more of his works...I'll be shoving Feynman at everyone I can get to read it." - Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"Spectacular." - The Horn Book, starred review
"Terrific." - Austin Chronicle
"A biography presented in graphic-novel form, told in the first person—an unusual treatment that's spectacularly successful." - Horn Book Best Books of 2011 "Colorful, vivid, and obsessive, the pages of Feynman exude the famous personality of the man himself, full of immense brilliance, genuine excitement for science, and a healthy dose of snark." - The Atlantic
This short story collection is the first semester of college for three new students and how they fit into their rather uniquely raunchy tertiary education.
It contains four short stories:
"Good Vibrations" - M/F, straight, first time.
"Frailty, Part I" - M/F, stripping, tease.
"Frailty, Part II" - M/F, M/M/F, M/M/F/F, group sex, gangbang, orgy, seconds
"All's Fair..." - F solo, M/F, oral, voyeurism, masturbation
The heroine of the story is Jemma. We follow her journey from an active life with her friends in London into the 11th dimension, a mysterious place for lost souls. There she meets the ghosts of Tom , a young girl, and a woman waiting for her husband to join her. Her final destiny is in front of her, and the final twist will tug at your heartstrings.
The story is romantic, funny and very moving. A love story, a ghost story, a story you won't be able to put down.
"It was a lovely read, very impressive for a first novel and reminded me of Her Fearful Symmetry; only it read and flowed much easier." - J L Beal
"The characters come alive and I could clearly picture each one (Tom looked like Joseph Fiennes!). I've recommended this to all my friends as it's compulsive reading." - Paula
Do ghosts fall in love? Jemma Haley is about to find out....
Set in London, England, Love In The Wrong Dimension is a modern romance told from the perspective of a ghost.
When best friends, Jemma and Alice, wake up after a party, they make a pact that will change their lives forever.
Then tragedy strikes when Jemma dies unexpectedly and realises that she's become a ghost. Terrified, she goes to find Alice in the hope that, using her psychic abilities, her friend can tell her what to do next. Instead of making contact with Alice though, Jemma meets Tom, an attractive but elusive ghost, who tells her that she's trapped in the eleventh dimension, a place for ghosts who weren't meant to die. Jemma vows to find a way out, but things get complicated when she develops feelings for Tom, whose own reasons for being there are darker than she could ever have imagined.
In the worlds of the living and the dead, both girls try to come to terms with Jemma's death, but their efforts are hindered by other troubled spirits. For Jemma, it's the creepy and sinister ghost, Max, whose bitterness could threaten her safety, and for Alice, it's the ethereal ghostly child who has been following her since Jemma died.
with modern settings and unbelievable situations. I decided I needed a
This is my first foray into fantasy fiction. It is a classic tale of epic
fantasy adventure complete with massive battles, ruined castles, dark, dank
catacombs, murky swamplands and majestic forests. There are many monsters
and beasts from legend as well as few new ones thrown in. The classic good
against evil story told within a journey to save a world.
The book started as a short story and after a few years of it nagging at me,
I realized that this world had a lot more to tell me about itself, so I
expanded it into a novella. It is the first of a series novellas and I hope
readers will enjoy this new direction in my writing.
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A missing prince. A haunted castle. A dangerous man bent on ruling the kingdom - whatever the cost.
When Rosamond and her friend Dan head out on her birthday to explore an abandoned and haunted castle, they expect to find only a ghost or two. Instead they discover the missing prince, and stumble into the middle of a violent, desperate bid for the throne.
In order to save the injured Prince Jaren, and themselves, Rosamond must reach beyond her own violent past to find her courage, and Dan must find the way to his true self.
Their only help is a children's story come to life: an ancient sorcerer whose soul has been trapped in the walls of the castle for centuries.
Can they keep the prince alive long enough to bring him home safe?
Can they defeat the man who would be king?
*Includes preview chapters at the end for The Claire Wiche Chronicles and TimeSearch trilogy.
Are you tired of living a humdrum life? Is there little to look forward to except a dead-end job and more news headlines that remind you of your insignificance in the world? Do you think the future of humanity depends on your potent leadership skills? Well forget about the nonsense of running for political office and become a supervillain instead.
Fancy degrees and qualifications are not required. With this concise guide, you will learn all the basic tricks of the trade. Ease into your first seedy business, create a large organisation with interests in finance, media and politics, and build a powerful military force. Eventually you will launch your crusade to rule the entire planet.
Take your shot at world domination – and hit the bull's-eye.
Oh and for all you Bond-types reading this, no I have never set foot in a uranium enrichment facility to carry out research and steal secrets. I'm referring to you, mysterious black van parked outside my house.
$0.99 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Supervillain-The-Concise-Guide-ebook/dp/B0076ZZCIC
As soon as I started reading Supervillain I started laughing. This book is a pretty funny book and so I was laughing out loud at parts quite often.
Supervillain, is a pretty good guide on how to become a supervillain. Each chapter presents different information that will help anyone on their quest to become a supervillain. Some of the advice was really interesting and some of it was quite funny.
I think my favourite chapter would have to be the chapter would have to be the one about Superheroes, it was really fun to read and I definitely loved that one the most.
Overall, I thought that Supervillain: The Concise Guide was a fun and interesting little book that teaches you about the ins and outs of being a supervillain in a slightly realistic light.
Great jokebook for kindle!
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a good joke was the best thing to say, but you could not remember any? Whether on a date, a family reunion or simply when hanging out with your friends, this handy collection of one hundred and one good jokes is what you need for that to never happen again.
Keep it on your Kindle reader, and do not hesitate to use it in case of an emergency!
A man hasn't been feeling well, so he goes to his doctor for a complete checkup. Afterward, the doctor comes out with the results.
"I'm afraid I have some very bad news," the doctor says. "You're dying, and you don't have much time left."
"Oh, that's terrible!" says the man. "Give it to me straight, Doc. How long have I got?"
"Ten," the doctor says sadly.
"Ten?" the man asks. "Ten what? Months? Weeks? What?!"
This is what young Riley Raccoon learns from his best friend, Charlotte- that everything beautiful and perfect in the world is in danger from the common creature. The common creature- who isn't capable of perceiving such magnificence, nor has the profound respect for it if they do. These creatures exist everywhere and are a threat to everything sacred, for their indifference to greatness makes them enemies of the pure.
This is Riley's adventure- to protect and preserve what he loves most in the world, and is willing to risk his life to do so. He learns there is a place where everything beautiful is eternally safe- inside his own heart.
Young Riley Raccoon sets out on an adventure to save three havens in his forest, each giving him something unique and irreplaceable in his life. When a new raccoon family moves in, he unknowingly meets his best, and only, friend. Over the course of their adventures together they forge a lifelong bond, as they find in each other what they need most from themselves. Faced with impossible odds against fearsome predators, Riley learns the virtue of protecting and preserving what he loves in the world, no matter the cost.
I hope the cover isn't too distorted- 100 pixels wide was a lot smaller than it was originally made...
My name is Monica La Porta and I am an unrepentant thinker. I like to ask myself questions. Lots of them. The more obscure the better. And then, after having thought about it for a while, I find the answers. I normally put them in writing as well. Two years ago, I heard somewhere that medical science is making possible for women to conceive other women without the male contribution. Naturally, several questions followed. What if women didn’t need men to procreate anymore? What would happen to the men? How such society would evolve? The Chronicles of Ginecea is my take on an alternate reality where women have subdued men and heterosexual relationships are considered a perversion. The Priest, the first installation in The Chronicles of Ginecea, is also my first published novel. The book is now available in Kindle format on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Priest-Ginecean-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0075XAFWS/
Here is a short description for you: “Mauricio is a slave. Like any man born on Ginecea, he is but a number for the pure breed women who rule over him with cruel hands. Imprisoned inside the Temple since birth, Mauricio has never been outside, never felt the warmth of the sun on his skin. He lives a life devoid of hopes and desires. Then one day, he hears Rosie sing. He risks everything for one look at her and his life is changed, forever. An impossible friendship blossoms into affection deemed sinful and perverted in a society where the only rightful union is between women. Love is born where only hate has roots and leads Mauricio to uncover a truth that could destroy Ginecea.”
A deafening silence filled the inner courtyard. Massacred bodies with faces frozen in fear and despair covered the space once home to beautiful gardens. Nothing stirred except for the five High Mages fanning out amongst the motionless forms, each searching for a sign of life. The smell of burnt flesh enveloped Amcaro and worked its way into his nostrils and robes. More than two dozen royal guards lay dead, joined by half as many servants—charred husks against the white stone floor.
Standing amid the devastation, Amcaro's mouth hung open in disbelief. "One Above, how did this happen?" he whispered.
An ill-prepared queen, a soft-hearted mercenary, and a crippled warrior struggle as a kingdom falls and an empire rises.
For years the High Mages of Cadonia have maintained an uneasy peace among the nobles disgruntled with the rule of the king. In the aftermath of a tragic event, Elyse, the king's daughter, is thrust into a role she is not ready for. As queen, she must now determine who to trust while struggling to keep the kingdom from collapsing around her.
The Hell Patrol, a legendary mercenary outfit commanded by Jonrell, finds itself disenfranchised with their current employer. Recalling a promise he made over a decade ago, Jonrell breaks his contract in order to right the wrongs of his past.
On the continent of Hesh, the Blue Island Clan has long been ignored by its neighbors. Tobin, a warrior and son of the Clan's ruler, struggles as an outcast as he watches his brother Kaz lead his father's army to glory. Emboldened by a new friendship with a mysterious shaman, Tobin finds himself gaining the respect he always wanted.
An epic fantasy tale, Rise and Fall is the first book in the Blood and Tears Trilogy.
And that one thing was something happening to my daughter.
So I created a character whose daughter was abducted and never found. Her disappearance changed every aspect of his life and he's haunted by her disappearance and he can't let her go. So as he continues to search for her, he looks for other missing kids. And the irony is that he can find every missing child but his own.
It was a scary, uncomfortable book to write - but it's exactly the kind of book I wanted to write. But never have to live.
Book Description: Seven years after Joe Tyler's daughter Elizabeth was abducted, he hasn't stopped looking for answers, and he hasn't forgotten the friend who stood by him as he lost his wife, his home, and his career in his search. Now he's been brought back to San Diego by the news that this friend has been arrested for beating up a teenage girl—a girl not much older than Elizabeth would be now. Joe is convinced Chuck Winslow is innocent, but Chuck is in a coma and can't explain what happened. And the more Joe hears about what Chuck's been up to in the years he's been gone, the less Joe recognizes his old friend. To find out the truth, he will have to face his ex-wife, his former bosses and a hometown full of wealth, lies, illicit privilege and haunting memories. When Chuck's accuser goes missing, Joe must decide where his loyalties truly lie.
As the Conover family drives from L.A. to Chicago strange things begin to happen. Nine year old Michael sees a face form in the window of the family car. Two creepy children stare at fourteen year old Alison at a motel. A car follows the family for many miles, then hits their car and drives away.
Wherever the Conover family goes, wherever they look, they see a large woman and her children coming closer. The woman and her children are superhumanly strong. They can enter a locked room without opening the door.
Confused and scared, the Conovers can't comprehend what is happening to them. Everywhere they turn they see the woman and her children. The woman is Mama, and as she teaches her children, like a lioness teaching her cubs to hunt, the Conovers realize that they are the prey.
|From the goofy/disturbed mind of Nicholas Andrews comes The Adventure Tournament, a debut into the humorous fantasy genre that is sure to leave you in stitches... of laughter, that is. The book won't actually hurt you. |
Remy Fairwyn is an enthusiastic youngster whose ambition is to travel the land in search of fame and treasure, righting wrongs and winning glory along the way. Unfortunately, he's currently enrolled in a seemingly never ending program of education at Foeny University. And he has a father who disapproves of such pursuits. And he happens to have a mind more suited to a pack mule than a great warrior. That all changes when the kingdom's powers-that-be introduce an Adventure Tournament, with instant fame being the prize at the end.
This story contains (1) corrupt organization looking to use the kingdom's woes to swell its own coffers. Contains your daily requirement of Feminist Healers, Professional Wrestlers, Drama Kings, Pompous Asses, Narcoleptic Thieves, Overbearing Fathers, Ambiguous Relations, Runaway Treasure Chests, Flying Shoes and a pinch of Cute Kitty Monsters Willing to Devour Any and All. Also contains one (1) Remy, perhaps the most ill-suited adventurer to ever wield a big piece of wood. Stir the brain well before reading; side effects may include side-splitting laughter, mild cases of forehead slapping and erectile dysfunction. Do not read if pregnant.
Will Remy be able to cook up an unlikely victory? Or is his participation a recipe for disaster?
Available at Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Tournament-Adventurers-ebook/dp/B005LFYPZK