“Whatever I do or say next, please don't hate me,” I plead in a whisper, and our lips rub. I don't allow him to answer; I claim his lips in a kiss. They're a match made in hell: Reid Brice is the leader of a notorious gang called the Grim Reapers, and Scarlett Hades is the daughter of the lord of the underworld. Scarlett convinces her father, Hades, to let her live on Earth for a year, as she is bored in Hell. She meets Reid on a weekend at the beach, but this is no ordinary, peaceful, sunny day: Reid and his gang are trying to kidnap a young girl. Scarlett comes to the rescue, and thus begins her entanglement with the Grim Reapers. Reid pursues Scarlett, drawn by her bravado and her unusual nonchalance in the face of blood and deadly threats. He thinks this is the girl he has been looking for. Will he still think the same when she reveals her true form to him? Or will he see her as nothing but a monster?
These people will give anything for the idols they worship, be they rock stars, actors or authors. Or even serial killers. Lori is just such a fanatic. Her obsession is with Edmund Cox, a man of sadistic cruelty who butchered more than 20 women. She’s gone so far as to forge a relationship with him, visiting him in prison and sending him letters on a regular basis. She will do anything to get close to him, so when he gives her a task, she eagerly accepts it. She has no idea of the horror that awaits her.
Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her aunt Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She travels across the country to find more clues about Maylee's disappearance. But will she be able to pry Maylee’s case back open, and what will she uncover in the process of searching for Maylee?
Cammie is a healthy little girl who lives with her mother, father, little sister Prissy, and her grandmother. Cammie thinks there is something wrong with her because she hates her mother and yet loves her too. She feels lonely and scared many times. Her daddy works nights and she doesn’t feel safe with her mother. When Daddy has an accident and has to stay home to recuperate, things take an unusual turn. He becomes involved in his little girls’ lives and realizes that his wife isn’t the person he thought she was.
No one can remember, when it was different. When there were no walls, surrounding the small town of Glen Falls, protecting it from the creatures who rule the night. The creatures who cower in the lights but strike fear in the darkness of the night. Hunter, a boy becoming a man, wonders why this must be so. He will challenge why the town hides the tall walls. In the it may be, more dangerous inside the walls...than out.
My mother was bipolar, mentally ill, a sociopath that not only got pregnant by my 15-year-old father but went on to abuse me in every way imaginable. This is my story. People have a hard time believing that women, especially mothers who are supposed to protect their children, can be molesters and pedophiles, but my mother was one. I am not only telling my story for my own recovery, exposing the sins of the mothers in our family, but to help others to see that if this happened to them, they are not alone, and they can recover and have healthy, reasonably happy lives.
Kim White is a very popular cheerleader. She’s pretty, healthy, and comes from a well-off family. She has everything a girl of 16 is supposed to want. And she’s sick to death of it. In search of something to pull her out of her suicidal thoughts, she begrudgingly decides to lose her virginity, having heard it’s a life-changing event.
A story of oppression and loss, of uprising and joys. Rubberman's Citizens pushes through grim tyranny with the courage, compassion, and humour of those forced to fight troubled times. In Citizenry, Leena knew cruelty was normal. Order was kept by Warren through intimidation and abuse. Normal meant deliveries from above, supplies from the great, unknowable, Actual. Normal meant hating the lessers who live below. Normal meant routine public degradation. Leena found a way to help. Leena discovered revolution.
In this exciting and final book of the Colony Ship Vanguard series, Paul, Gretchen, and their friends face the greatest threat of their lives. Not everyone will survive. What will be the fate of the Vanguard?
By the year 2227 Las Vegas has become the test case for the new robot society. The entire work force in the glitzy city is comprised of robots. They are at the beck and call of the demanding tourists, who revel in their newfound life of excess and greed. The Newton family from Los Angeles, hope to reconnect with a family vacation to the mirage in the desert. They get more than they bargain for.
In 2411, overpopulation has spread a plaque of filthy, congested city to the corners of the Earth. Government has raised corruption to an art form, and no one hears the cries of those left to die in the dark passageways of civilization. Following the End of Nations, people cling to the only division left: social status. Since running away from home four years ago, Sima has managed to stay a step ahead of death - or worse. At 16, she’s getting too old to survive from begging, despite her best effort to pretend she’s younger.
When a mysterious girl named Star arrives in the small town of Burroughs, Oregon, the other children begin to behave strangely. Judi Key is uneasy with Star’s hold over her brother Joey and is determined to uncover the power Star holds over him. What she discovers is a horror beyond her imagination. Will Judi be able to stop Star and her Children of Filth from resurrecting Star’s dark father?
Descended from a line of powerful witches, Courtney Wellington embodies the Wiccan Goddess who must fulfill an ancient prophecy to keep the growing powers of evil at bay. At the Summer Solstice, she must marry, and she has chosen Robert McGregor for her mate. But Courtney's plans never included falling in love with him.
When Tranquila Obiit's salty, daytime television-addicted grandmother tricks her into selling her soul to Hades, dodging near-death experiences becomes a daily ritual. Now, as an employee of the Underworld, Tranquila is pet-sitting a three-headed dog that is hell-bent on destroying her. She's not alone: Hades is battling negative Hollywood stereotypes. Persephone is trying to overcome her jealousy issues. Most importantly, Hera is trying to gain control of a domain that isn't hers.
A suspicious truce. An unsolved murder. To clear her name, she'll need more than the skills of her ancestor.... Methusal is willing to work harder than any man for the sport she loves. The 18-year-old has trained for years for a chance to win the Kaavl Games and bring victory to her hometown. But before the competition against the worthy Behran can begin, her best friend is tragically murdered.
An orphaned sea witch named Lorelei and her seagull familiar have grown up living far inland at a magic reclaimer mage's castle never having seen the beach or ocean. Gavin the apprentice sorcery recycler and supernatural estate liquidator takes over their master's trading wagon caravan after his mysterious death and sets out on a journey of discovery. A Hydromancer may work with any liquid and a chance encounter with a Squonk and its tears creates unusual magical possibilities for a water witch.