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Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance


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The vampires are coming... and this time, the lights won't stop them.


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The owner of a delightful Southern café tastes the sharp sting of suspicion in this delectable comfort food mystery...


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This holiday season, love is on the menu.


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A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.


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There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas...


Dean Koontz


When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in 38 languages, a figure that currently increases by more than 17 million copies per year.

Nine of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list (One Door Away From Heaven, From the Corner of His Eye, Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Intensity, and Sole Survivor), making him one of only a dozen writers ever to have achieved that milestone. Thirteen of his books have risen to the number one position in paperback. His books have also been major bestsellers in countries as diverse as Japan and Sweden.

The New York Times has called his writing "psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying." The New Orleans Times-Picayune said Koontz is, "at times lyrical without ever being naive or romantic. [He creates] a grotesque world, much like that of Flannery O'Conner or Walker Percy ... scary, worthwhile reading." Rolling Stone has hailed him as "America's most popular suspense novelist."

Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University), and his first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where he was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. His first day on the job, he discovered that the previous occupier of his position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks. The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and Koontz was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. He wrote nights and weekends, which he continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, his wife, Gerda, made him an offer he couldn't refuse: "I'll support you for five years," she said, "and if you can't make it as a writer in that time, you'll never make it." By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband's writing career. Dean and Gerda Koontz along with their dog, Trixie, live in southern California.

 

Series

Books:

Ashley Bell, December 2015
Hardcover
Saint Odd, January 2015
Hardcover
The City, July 2014
Hardcover
Phantoms, January 2014
Paperback
The Vision, August 2012
Paperback (reprint)
A Big Little Life, July 2011
Paperback
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, June 2011
Paperback
Frankenstein, June 2011
#5
Paperback
The Eyes of Darkness, April 2011
Trade Size
Lightning, March 2010
Trade Size (reprint)
Breathless, December 2009
Hardcover
The House Of Thunder, December 2009
Paperback (reprint)
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, August 2009
Paperback
Relentless, June 2009
Hardcover
Your Heart Belongs To Me, December 2008
Hardcover
The Darkest Evening Of The Year, November 2008
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Odd Hours, May 2008
Odd Thomas #4
Hardcover
The Darkest Evening of the Year, December 2007
Hardcover
Twilight Eyes, December 2007
Paperback
Forever Odd, December 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Brother Odd, November 2007
Paperback (reprint)
The Good Guy, June 2007
Hardcover
Darkfall, February 2007
Paperback
Forever Odd, November 2006
Odd Thomas Series, #2
Paperback (reprint)
Brother Odd, November 2006
Odd Thomas #3
Hardcover
Odd Thomas, August 2006
Odd Thomas #1
Trade Size (reprint)
The Husband, May 2006
Hardcover
Velocity, April 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Dragon Tears, February 2006
Paperback
Forever Odd, November 2005
Odd Thomas #2
Hardcover
Life Expectancy, October 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, July 2005
Book 2 City of Night
Paperback
Odd Thomas, October 2004
Odd Thomas #1
Paperback (reprint)
Lightning, September 2003
Mass Market Paperback
Watchers, February 2003
Paperback (reprint)

 

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