When Maggie Bychowski is first hired as a police officer in Sanctuary City, the small northern California town seems to live up to its bucolic name. But Maggie soon finds her job in jeopardy because in this town the thin blue line is as crooked as a drunk walking heel-to-toe. Meanwhile, another threat is seeping into town. Shadowman, an online fantasy character, lures local girls into doing his bidding with enticing stories of life in his luxurious mansion. When a shocking crime strikes the town and Maggie suspects that all is not as it appears, the powers that be mobilize to protect their own. But Maggie is determined to uncover the truth, no matter how ugly—or difficult to believe—it may be.
Imagine a shadow darker than any shadow you have ever seen before.Imagine that shadow is always hungry, and that if you aren't fast enough, you'll be invited to dinner. Once she had been human, but that was long ago. She is consumed by a never-ending hunger that can only be eased by the taking of lives. Now she is a slave of the Masters, who demand her complete obedience. Erotic horror. Contains mental bondage and extreme sexual situations.
The Shadow Out of Time is the story of Professor of Economics Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee who faints one day in the middle of a lecture and regains consciousness five years later only to find that he - or some entity inhabiting his body - has been pursuing eccentric researches in the obscure libraries and remote places of the world. As he follows the trail of this five year search - of which he has no conscious memory - he begins to dream (or remember?) cyclopean cities and the massive conical beings which inhabit them. Eventually his journey ends in the outback of Australia, amid cavernous ruins and terrifying revelations.
Luana is an adored celebrity. Nobody knows that she has a twin sister, Charlene, who lives in her shadow. But nothing will ever be the same after Charlene meets the handsome Brandon... Agnès Ruiz is the author of several best-sellers. She earned huge success with her first novel, ´´Ma vie assassinée´´. She writes both adult and children´s literature. Her new novels on the investigations of detective Rachel Toury have achieved fantastic success both in Europe and on the other side of the Atlantic. Several translations of her titles are available. She is originally from Normandy (France) and has lived in Canada for almost 20 years. She is married with three children.
Jane Yellowrock has her hands full in the latest novel in the New York Times bestselling series that captures ´´the essence of urban fantasy´´ (SF Site). Slaying vampires is child´s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans´ supernatural players is another story... Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep. A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit...undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies. Now it´s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war.
Hätte mir jemand diese Geschichte aufgetischt, ich hätte mich genauso verhalten - ich schwör?s! Beginnen wir doch einfach am Anfang. Mein Name ist Aveline. Ich komme aus Inverness, der kleinen Stadt in Schottland, die durch das Monster von Loch Ness Berühmtheit erlangte. Ich hatte angenommen, mit meinem Freund David würde sich mein Leben zum Positiven verändern. Und das wäre auch wohl so gekommen ? ? wenn da nicht Samael und Azrael gewesen wären. Mit denen geriet meine Welt aus den Fugen. Denn diese beiden Herren waren nicht das, was sie vorgaben zu sein und sie ließen nichts unversucht, mich in Teufels Küche zu bringen. Warum sie es auf mich abgesehen hatten, war mir indes anfangs nicht klar - bis ich erfuhr, dass sie hinter dem her waren, was ich IN mir trug ...
Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flóvent, Reykjavík?s sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy. Flóvent and Thorson race to solve the case and to stay ahead of US counter-intelligence, amid rumours of a possible visit by Churchill. As evidence emerges of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic schoolboys in the 1930s,Thorson becomes increasingly suspicious of the role played by the murdered man?s former girlfriend, Vera, and her British soldier lover.
Bill Slider and his team investigate the murder of a victim with a decidedly shady past in this gripping contemporary mystery.The body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson?s car workshop. But there?s no ID in the pockets and Eli swears he?s never seen the man before.Then a girlfriend turns up with a name, and claims the victim told her he was someone?s ?right hand man?. But old fractures and scars, discovered at the autopsy, suggest a more colourful past. For ?right hand man?, DCI Bill Slider and his team read ?enforcer?. So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? What did he have to do with the Davy Lane project, and the blackmailing of an MP? And, most crucially, what did he know that made someone decide to terminally muscle the muscle?
A writer dreams of buying a house with a large garden, but on the way to her dream, ghosts arise, whose memories live in this garden ... The elderly filmmaker falls in love with a young actress, for which he goes to hell, where he releases the entire film crew ... The usual Brezhnev nine-storey building comes off the ground and flies into the abyss ... Before you - 25 fantastic stories with thoughts about life and death, about good and evil, about the present and the future, about love and harmony, about the search for the meaning of life and the meaning of the history of the planet, about hell and heaven.