A riveting story unfolds as past and present crimes entwine.A 17-year-old case comes back to haunt JR Steele, a semi-retired private investigator. The Army veteran and former police detective has been working as a gunsmith, trying to get by. The blonde who walked into the gun shop yesterday asking for his help is now dead. Death and destruction force him back in the game. But is he still up to the task?Powerful and ruthless people with connections way beyond Steele’s Florida county don’t want what really happened 17 years ago to see the light of day and they are willing to kill to stop it. Steele is spending as much time trying to keep himself and the dead woman’s gorgeous cyber-smart daughter alive as he is solving this riveting case.Steele is determined to get to the bottom of things. The clues are there somewhere — he just needs to uncover them without getting killed. But the body count keeps mounting. The dead blonde has awakened a sleeping monster who employs merciless killers to keep old secrets buried. Fortunately, Steele has friends of his own that aren’t afraid to operate on the gray side of the law.This edge-of-your-seat suspense novel introduces unique Florida characters listeners will never forget in a spellbinding tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: F.C. McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/209794/bk_acx0_209794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael’s world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It’s a bag of clues. It’s a bag of hope. It’s a bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives. Wanted by the police, it takes all their quick-thinking, fast-talking to stay ahead. As the net tightens, they uncover a dead man’s mission to put right a terrible wrong. And now it's three street-boys against the world... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Nunez, Elissa Steele, Everette Plen, Ramon DeOcampo, Fred Sanders, Ozzie Rodriguez, Michelle Gonzalez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000793/bk_rhuk_000793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An erotic novel of discipline, love, and surrender for the enjoyment of men and women. This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of "the village", as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard. And once again Rice's fabulous tale of pleasure and pain dares to explore the most primal and well-hidden desires of the human heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Prescott, Corbin Steele. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003264/bk_harp_003264_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure, in the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty", the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the 100 years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him…as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Prescott, Corbin Steele. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003267/bk_harp_003267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Hippocampus Press Review of Horror and the Weird in the Arts examines recent releases in print, film, and television. Ramsey Campbell contributes his regular column, together with reviews, articles, interviews, features on art and artists, and reminiscences of the 2017 NecronomiCon Providence convention, including a substantial travelogue by the convention's Poet Laureate, Donald Sidney-Fryer. TABLE OF CONTENTS Hallowed Readings for Hallowe'en ........... Greg Gbur Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton, ed. Haunted Nights A Few Reflections........... Martin Andersson The Creature That Lives in the Dark ........... S. T. Joshi Ramsey Campbell, Born to the Dark Worthy Wordsmithery ........... Tony Fonseca Jason V Brock, The Dark Sea Within: Tales & Poems A Visitor to Arkham ........... Ramsey Campbell A Journey Beyond All Journeys ........... Donald Sidney-Fryer Curating Ars Necronomica 2017 ........... Brian L. Mullen III The Wonders of the Visible Weird: Ars Necronomica 2017 and Guest of Honor, John Jude Palencar ........... Dave Felton & Michelle Y. Souliere An Artist's Dreamworld Incantation: The Work of John Jude Palencar ........... Michelle Y. Souliere FOREVER and a Day ........... Jason V Brock Darrell Schweitzer, The Threshold of Forever: Essays and Reviews. The History of the Horror Fiction Boom in the 1970s and '80s ........... Stephanie Graves Grady Hendrix, Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Musings: NecronomiCon 2017 ........... Alex Smith In the Wild Beast Wood: The Triad of Mystery in the Artwork of Sidney H. Sime ........... Daniel Pietersen Horrors of the Everyday Life ........... June Pulliam Jordan Peele, dir. Get Out; Brian Falchuck and Ryan Murphy, FX AHS: Cult. A Century Too Late ........... Tony Fonseca Sam Gafford, The Dreamer in Fire and Other Stories Standing Behind the Curtains A Conversation with T. E. D. Klein ........... Barry Lee Dejasu Uncanny Age: Joachim Kalka's Gaslight ........... James Machin Joachim Kalka, tr. Isabel Fargo Cole, Gaslight: Lantern Slides from the Nineteenth Century A Mixed Bag ........... S. T. Joshi Justin Steele and Sam Cowan, ed. Looming Low, Volume 1 The Art of NecronomiCon ........... Dean Kuhta Ghosts, Beyond Metaphor and Psychopathology ... Jim Rockhill Zöe Lehmann Imfield, The Victorian Ghost Story and Theology The Weird and Eerie in Finest Form ........... Daniel Pietersen Jeffrey Thomas, Haunted Worlds Panels of People Screaming: An Interview with Sarah Horrocks ... Nathan Chazan Vibrant and Vivid: NecronomiCon 2017 ........... Elena Tchougounova-Paulson Nevertheless, She Persisted ........... Bev Vincent Stephen King and Owen King, Sleeping Beauties Thinking Visually: Comments on Comics ........... Alex Houstoun Revisiting the Dreamlands ........... Darrell Schweitzer Kij Johnson, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe A Reflection: NecronomiCon 2017 ........... Dr. Géza A. G. Reilly