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A sidesplitting, enemies-to-lovers 101 Dalmatians-inspired romantic comedy

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Cowboys live by their word, their wits, and their loyalty.

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How much will she risk to keep her perfect life?

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Garrett will use every tender weapon to seduce her—and prove she’s worthy of true love.

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The Albertini family has no intention of letting a possible romance fizzle out

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Lady Mary's traveling companion has disappeared and only one man believes she ever existed.


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The Darkest Lullaby
by Jonathan Janz
"Empty, old houses in dark and scary woods hold mighty terrible secrets, as Chris and Ellie find out"
Posted March 2, 2014

Inside this old, empty house once lived a woman, Lilith Martin, who been part of a cult that was rumored to perform rituals and black rites that entailed blood, sex and sacrifices. Now that she's gone, her nephew, Chris, and his wife, Ellie, have inherited the spooky and isolated Read more...

Evill Never Dies
by Mick Ridgewell
"A newsman gets the story of his life, but will he survive the horrendous tale?"
Posted March 2, 2014

In the spring of 1912, evil found Kings Shore. What came were demonic vampires who were thirsty for blood. Today, local newsman Roland Millhouse gets what he thinks will be a boring assignment. He is supposed to interview a local woman, Patricia Owens, who is turning 120 on her birthday Read more...

The Devil's Wood
by Brian Moreland
"The Search For A Missing Family Member Turns into Something Unexpected"
Posted February 7, 2014

In the Canadian wilderness, people have been disappearing for many years. In a place called "The Devil's Woods" that is not spoken of for fear of the evil coming to you. Even the animals avoid it. Kyle Elkheart's father's team goes missing, and he and his brother Read more...

Fearsome Journeys The New Solaris Book of Fantasy
by Jonathan Strahan
"An incredible collection of fantasy featuring some of today's most distinguished writers."
Posted February 7, 2014

Jonathan Strahan is an award-winning editor that brings a stunning collection of writers to this anthology of fantasy. With some of the names attached to this project, it's no wonder that this is the first of a new series of anthologies featuring original fiction by notable names. Fans Read more...

The Influence
by Ramsey Campbell
"What happens when the dead won't stay dead?"
Posted February 7, 2014

Queenie caused her family much grief when she was alive, and now that she's dead, many of them are relieved. Yet Queenie didn't want to die and she will do anything to live again. Anything - even if it entails possessing her eight-year-old great-niece, Rowan. First Read more...

Black Magic
by Russell James
"When a new magic shop opens up in small town Citrus Glade, the owner isn't what he seems."
Posted February 7, 2014

Citrus Glade is a small town that has seen its better days. When a stranger moves in and opens up a new magic shop, the townsfolk are hopeful that their town can improve, but new business owner, Lyle Miller, has nefarious plans. His magic is tailored to fulfill each customer Read more...

The City
by Stella Gemmell
"Epic fantasy set in a dark time of war."
Posted January 24, 2014

The City, once a thriving metropolis, is now an ancient, dark, and half flooded, inciting endless wars and a wasteland where it was once green. In the heart of the City lives the evil emperor. He is incredibly old, hasn't been seen in a long time, and rumors now Read more...

The Jack in the Green
by Frazer Lee
"Come read about the ritual of The Jack in the Green...if you dare."
Posted January 22, 2014

When Tom McRae was six, he saw something horrible that left him an orphan. Now that he's in his mid-thirties, Tom still has recurring nightmares from the childhood incidence. Tom is sent, by his employer, to the remote Scottish village of Douglass to negotiate a land grab. He Read more...

Professor Gargoyle
by Charles Gilman
"This is no ordinary middle school, but with a name like Lovecraft, you know it's going to be weird."
Posted January 22, 2014

With strange happenings at Lovecraft Middle School such as students disappearing and rats jumping from lockers, twelve-year-old Robert Arthur knew it was going to be weird. As if that's not enough, the school library is a labyrinth of corridors and his science teacher is...odd. In this Read more...

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
by Laird Barron
"An excellent collection of supernatural Lovecraftian horror can be found in this anthology."
Posted January 22, 2014

This is only Laird Barron's third collection of works, yet his name is widely known and respected. In a short time he has made a name for himself, taking the genre reigns in hand and leading readers on a barbaric and primitive ride through the dark recesses of his Read more...

A Clockwork Heart
by Liesel Schwarz
"Steampunk adventures that will leave you wanting more!"
Posted January 22, 2014

Elle explores her powers as the Oracle and Marsh finds himself bored and alone. Since he's no longer a Warlock, life seems less exciting, so when Commisioner Willoughby of the London Metropolitan police asks him to help solve a strange mystery, Marsh is glad to help out. Only this Read more...

The Best Horror Of The Year Volume Five
by Dan Chaon, Laird Barron, Margo Lanagan, Ramsey Campbell, Lucy Taylor
"Psychological or supernatural horror, you can pick your poison in this collection of the best of 201"
Posted January 19, 2014

Horror is fascinating, drawing from our deepest fears through stories of death, monsters, and the things that hide in the dark. Here you will find some of the newest dark fiction writers carrying on in the tradition of Poe, Lovecraft and King. These literary terrors will stay with you for Read more...

The Uprising
by Lisa M. Stasse
"Wonderful Second Book in a Series That Can Stand Alone"
Posted January 18, 2014

Alenna has escaped from the wheel, against the odds. The wheel is an island where criminals are sent, with orders from the UNA -- a totalitarian country that is made up of United States, Mexico and Canada. Alenna and her boyfriend, Liam have escaped, but their safety is still at risk Read more...

by Kirsty McKay
"The zombies are back and now Bobby and her friends must find a cure, save themselves and make it to"
Posted January 18, 2014

It' s six weeks after the events in the first book, Undead, and Bobby wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. Smitty's now missing and Bobby must find him with the help of the old gang plus a newcomer. Now it looks like Read more...

by Kirsty McKay
"It's not your average school trip when your classmates all turn into zombies."
Posted January 18, 2014

Bobby is the new girl, and the class is going on a ski trip. At a roadside stop at a restaurant for lunch, Bobby decides to stay on the bus, along with Smitty, the resident bad boy who is being punished. When hours go by and the snow keeps falling Read more...

Surviving Home
by A. American
"Now that you've made it home, can you survive the madness that surrounds you?"
Posted January 18, 2014

Morgan Carter has made it home, but the worst is yet to come. Morgan's years of preparedness for emergency situations didn't prepare him for his neighbors or the community's response to the devastation and loss of supplies. Now Morgan must fight to keep his home secure. SURVIVING Read more...

Going Home
by A. American
"Could you survive total electrical failure and make it back home to your family 250 miles away?"
Posted January 18, 2014

Morgan Carter lives a comfortable yet simplistic life with his wife and daughters, but when his car breaks down 250 miles from home, it's just the beginning of a life-changing event. Electricity, running water, and the Internet are all gone, and there's no telling when it will Read more...

by Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep
"Step right up to a creepy and thrilling set of circus tales with this brilliant anthology featuring"
Posted January 10, 2014

Urban fantasy's biggest stars align for this strange and fantastic look at The Carniepunk Midway. Rachel Caine writes vampires for "The Cold Girl", and Seanan McGuire has a touching and poignant tale in "Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea". Jennifer Estep has creepy clowns Read more...

The Executioner's Heart
by George Mann
"Steampunk, horror and Newbury & Hobbes are back with a new Victorian occult mystery!"
Posted January 10, 2014

There are three victims whose hearts have been torn from their chest, and Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, Charles Bainbridge, has been tasked to find the conspirator. Suspecting supernatural reasons, he calls in Sir Maurice Newbury and his assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes. Newbury has been recently retained by a new Read more...

Elisha Barber
by E.C. Ambrose
"Historical fantasy with a touch of medical thriller in a medieval world."
Posted January 10, 2014

England in the fourteenth century is dirty, raw and full of strife. Beyond that is also the witchcraft and necromancy. Elisha was marked as a child by a witch who transformed into an angel at her death. He grew up to become a healer, a barber surgeon, to be specific Read more...

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