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By John William Polidori. 1990
This classic vampire story has inspired generations of authors, from Bram Stoker to Charlaine Harris. A young English gentleman of… means, Aubrey is immediately intrigued by Lord Ruthven, the mysterious newcomer among society’s elite. His unknown origin and curious behavior tantalizes Aubrey’s imagination. But the young man soon discovers a sinister character hidden behind his new friend’s glamorous facade. When the two are set upon by bandits while traveling together in Europe, Ruthven is fatally injured. Before drawing his last breath, he makes the odd request that Aubrey keep his death and crimes secret for a year and a day. But when Ruthven resurfaces in London—making overtures toward Aubrey’s sister—Aubrey realizes this immortal fiend is a vampyre. John William Polidori’s The Vampyre is both a classic tale of gothic horror and the progenitor of the modern romantic vampire myth that has been fodder for artists ranging from Anne Rice to Alan Ball to Francis Ford Coppola. Originally published in 1819, many decades before Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and misattributed to Polidori’s friend Lord Byron, The Vampyre has kept readers up at night for nearly two hundred years. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Family secrets and sinister plots abound in this beautifully atmospheric Victorian gothic thriller from a celebrated Irish author … For Maud Ruthyn life is lonely in a mansion with no family besides her melancholic father But when Madame de la Rougierre is hired to be her governess Maud finds herself in the clutches of a mysterious and malevolent woman When her caregiver is eventually dismissed Maud is relieved to have the woman out of her life But it isn t long before she encounters the madame again With the passing of her father Maud is sent to live with her Uncle Silas at Bartram-Haugh until she can inherit the family estate Feeling increasingly trapped in her uncle s home Maud is shocked to learn that Madame de la Rougierre is at her uncle s service And when Madame is instructed to escort Maud to London the young girl begins to see through the shadows of deceit No one intends for her to leave Bartram-Haugh alive J Sheridan Le Fanu s most famous novel Uncle Silas is an eerie psychological thriller and has been translated into several languages as well as adapted for film This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
By Charlotte Armstrong. 1953
A disaster in a Michigan mining town throws a close-knit community into chaos in this novel from an Edgar Award… winning author The small mining town of Thor is nestled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan near the Wisconsin border Its only source of income is the two ore mines one to the east one to west that its citizens cling to for security Then one calm day the town s routine is shaken One of the mines collapses and five men are trapped underground They are the only survivors in the wake of the tragic accident But as the good people of Thor wait and pray they know that the catastrophe has already changed them forever Some are coming together in fear and dread others in grief and resounding faith For a few the tragedy will shatter what little is left of their struggling and vulnerable lives In her most personal novel of suspense and of human behavior under the most trying conditions Charlotte Armstrong lends her formidable talents to what the New York Times hailed as her knack for day-lit terror The Trouble in Thor is inspired by the very real landscape of Armstrong s own childhood on Hanbury Lake It is a testament to how life in a mining town can define smother and confound its people in particular the wives daughters and sisters often left to their own resources and resilience The Trouble in Thor was adapted for the stage in 2008 It debuted in Norway Michigan only miles from the town of Vulcan where Armstrong was born and raised
By Phyllis A. Whitney. 1977
The mysterious death of a prima ballerina raises haunting and sinister questions for her twin sister in this novel from… “a master of suspense” (Mary Higgins Clark). Schoolteacher Jenny McClain is looking forward to a bright future with her new husband, Brandon, in their glorious new home at the McClain family’s Catskill estate in the Shawangunk Mountains. But Jenny forget her past . . . It was the night her twin sister, Ariel, threatened suicide. An emotional ballerina in Swan Lake, Ariel’s sanity was known to collapse from a simple injury or bad review. But this time, Ariel didn’t cry wolf. Having always lived in the shadow of her sister’s celebrated life, Jenny would henceforth live in the shadow of her death. But she had no idea how far it would reach. Now, among Brandon’s family in upstate New York, there are sinister whispers of guilt and impending danger, all linked to Ariel—to her celebrated legacy, her mysterious death, and the hold she had over all those she loved, hated, and feared. As the pieces of a terrifying puzzle come together, Jenny begins to suspect that she, too, is destined for a doomed fate from which there is no escape. New York Times–bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author Phyllis A. Whitney “is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft” (Barbara Michaels). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.
By Tl Reeve, Michele Ryan. 2017
Julian Rienhard and Theodore Graham are in over their heads with their team mate, Piper. The intelligent woman drives them… insane, while also challenging them scientifically. Julian realizes there is something different about their relationship, and he’s willing to accept it, as long as his best friend Theo does as well. But the stubborn, aggravating woman doesn’t know the meaning of wait.Piper Thomas is tired of waiting. Half in love with her three team mates, she isn’t sure how to approach them, feeling the constant need to prove herself. So, when the White Chapel case is given to the team, she takes matters into her own hands and goes in search of the infamous killer, Jack the Ripper. Heath Jacobs, their resident crime writer, hits them with the worst news possible with an article dated for the same day Piper returned to the heart of London. Piper is dead. Now, it’s a race against the clock to find her and stop her death. Will they be able to get to her in time and confess their attraction for her, or will Theo follow in his father’s footsteps and be too late?
By Jessica Linden. 2017
As the heir to a large pharmaceutical company, Marco Adamo had it all. But when a drunk Marco crashes his… car, leaving him unharmed but his best friend in critical condition, Marco’s life is thrown off track. In an attempt to regain control over his life, Marco flees to the military and returns, ready to own up to his actions and his past.Four years later and returned a changed man, Marco meets the beautiful Kat Delagrange. But before their relationship can blossom into something real, Kat learns that Marco was the man behind her brother’s severe injuries. Kat vows to keep Marco out of her life…until a shadowy man from her past threatens her, making her realize that she’ll need to trust Marco to protect her…and in the process, find a way to let him into her heart for good. Trust In Me is the next Fight For Me novel by Jessica Linden.
By Susan Peterson. 2004
THE END WAS DRAWING THEM CLOSER TOGETHER...Something big was about to happen, and Agent Teagan Kennedy had vowed to prevent… it. For weeks she'd been undercover in a reclusive cult, investigating a suspected coming act of terror. But endless fire-and-brimstone sermons had sapped her strength. She needed help.And then, like a light, she saw Sheriff Zach McCoy. It had been seven years since she'd kissed him, seven years since she'd left him. Zach was still hurt over her desertion, but he was the only one Teagan could trust. Time was running out, and if Teagan and Zach couldn't stop the coming crisis, they'd be among the first sacrifices....
By Margaret Daley, Sandra Robbins, Katy Lee. 2015
Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger… and faith. STANDOFF AT CHRISTMAS Alaskan Search and Rescue by Margaret Daley Injured K-9 police officer Jake Nichols comes home for Christmas to heal, but when his childhood friend Rachel Hart gets caught up in a drug-smuggling ring, he vows to protect her at any cost. YULETIDE FUGITIVE THREAT Bounty Hunters by Sandra Robbins When the man who killed Mia Fletcher's husband starts terrorizing her, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, bounty hunter Lucas Knight, for help in the days leading up to Christmas. SILENT NIGHT PURSUIT Roads to Danger by Katy Lee Lacey Phillips travels north at Christmas to find Captain Wade Spencer, who she hopes can give her answers about her brother's death. But someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden.
By River Mitchell. 2017
A life-changing event leaves Alfie the guardian to two children; it also becomes the catalyst that leads him to discover… that everything he thought he knows about himself is catastrophically wrong.All it took was a chance meeting and a drunken night to turn his world upside down. Fear wasn’t looking for anyone, content to stick with his monotonous routine of one-night stands and random hook-ups. He purposely keeps everyone but his family at arm’s length, never wanting an outsider to get to close. But when Alfie and his adopted children come crashing into his life, all Fear’s rules are quickly forgotten. While the two men struggle with all aspects of their life and budding relationship, the arrival of an unknown element determined to destroy them and their newfound happiness throws everything in to turmoil. Will they survive the whirlwind of devastation or will they crumble under the weight left in its wake?
By Maggie Shayne. 2014
www.MaggieShayne.com To save innocent lives, they'll have to risk their own. Self-help superstar Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown… have finally given in to their overwhelming attraction to each other, but neither of them is ready to let physical passion turn into full-blown romance, so they carefully maintain an emotional distance. Then a judge's daughter disappears, and Mason has a terrible sense that it's connected to the most recent case they solved together: the abduction of Rachel's assistant. The discovery of a string of missing women-all young, all troubled-seems like a promising lead. But there's no clear connection between the missing girls and the high-profile young woman Mason is trying to find. He realizes that once again he'll have to rely on his own well-honed instincts and Rachel's uncanny capacity to see through people's lies in order to catch a predator and rescue his captives. But can they do it before Rachel becomes his next victim?
By Kat Martin. 2017
“I love her books!” —Linda Lael Miller“Martin is superb.” —RT Book ReviewsAt Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc., following your instincts… is company policy . . .M. Cassidy—Luke Brodie had heard the name before, some novice bounty hunter working Seattle, catching tricky skips with more success than a newcomer should expect. But the dark curls, sparkly top, and impressive cleavage were not what Brodie had pictured.Emma Cassidy is tough and smart and sexy as hell. She’s also popping up a step ahead of him every time he’s close to the capture he wants most . . . and there’s no room for learning on the trail of this monster.Emma has idolized Luke Brodie, the bounty hunter who can bring anyone in. The big man in the soft shoes, with a face like a fallen angel and a reputation for breaking hearts. Watching him in action is intoxicating. But her fight with Rudy Vance is fiercely personal. If he gets too close, Brodie will find out just how ferocious she can be . . .
By Lia Davis. 2016
Power is her greatest weakness, but love could be her salvation. Dana Hutson is about to make one of the… toughest decisions of her life: walking away from her twin and her Pack. But the anger of her late mate’s betrayal burns deep, and her guilt threatens to push her over the edge. Combined with the magic she was born with intensifying to a lethal level, she has no choice but to leave Whiskey Hollow in search of her inner peace. But what she finds could be more than she bargained for.Cooper Reed will do anything to keep his sister and adopted daughter safe from the demented rogue Alpha of the Bloodrose Creek Pack. That includes killing anyone who threatens his family and going on the run. He is willing to do whatever it takes. He isn’t prepared to find his mate in the midst of the chaos.When even more secrets and dangers come to light, Dana and Cooper must band together to stop the rogue and his minions before all is lost. But will their bond be enough to harness the power needed to defeat such a foe?
By Louise Allen. 2016
Secrets, sins and a scandalous affair Crispin de Feaux, Marquess of Avenmore, has always done his duty and knows the… time has come to find a suitable wife. But when the intrepid Tamsyn Perowne saves his life off the Devonshire coast, Cris is unable to tear himself away... The widow of a notorious smuggler, Tamsyn would never make an appropriate bride. And Cris has secrets that could tear them apart before they've even begun! Yet, for the first time, Cris is tempted to ignore his duty and claim Tamsyn as his own!
By Melanie James. 2016
Conjuring Darkness from paranormal suspense author Melanie James will keep you on the edge of your seat as the truth… about an ancient relic is revealed. Danger stalks Lexi Salenko and her Navy SEAL protector as they uncover the past, and struggle to stay one step ahead of the forces of evil!Twenty-five year-old Lexi Salenko never dreamed of romance and adventure outside the pages of the novels she craves. The owner of a quaint bookstore in Montana, she is living a quiet life when a mysterious letter from her archaeologist sister arrives.The letter is badly damaged and makes little sense, however one thing is clear... her sister is in trouble.Lexi must follow the cryptic instructions sent by her sister as she looks for a mysterious relic with ties to an ancient cult. She's also been instructed to enlist the help of a very sexy former Navy SEAL, turned mercenary, Mr. Kidd...Propelled on an odyssey across three continents, Lexi and Mr. Kidd soon discover a supernatural force that stretches from the ancient ruins at Gobekli Tepe, Turkey, through the death camps of the Holocaust, and into her present life.Danger stalks their every step, but along the way Lexi learns that sometimes you have to let yourself fall in love and believe in the power of hope.This paranormal suspense thriller contains ancient legends, Sumerian mythology, deities, military, and romance. Conjuring Darkness is not intended for readers under the age of 18. Previously published: (2014) Melanie James, Black Paw Publishing
By Tara Thomas. 2018
Riveting - RT Book Reviews on Deadly SecretIn the sultry streets of Charleston one family ruled… by its powerful take-no-prisoners sons has risen to the top But a merciless enemy is out to destroy them and everyone they hold close Exclusive bonus content available only in the print edition SHE SWORE TO KEEP HER PROMISES BUT CAN SHE KEEP THEM SAFE AND PROTECT HER HEART Charleston Police Officer Alyssa Adams made a promise years ago to protect innocent women from harm Now she won t rest until she can reunite every lost daughter with her family Bring closure to every grieving husband And most of all find out what happened the night her own sister disappeared more than ten years ago As the eldest of the Benedict brothers Kipling will stop at nothing to protect his family from a threat that aims to destroy them once and for all But when a long-lost sibling is kidnapped by a powerful adversary Alyssa is the only one he can turn to to get her back As Alyssa and Kipling band together to find their lost siblings a powerful attraction builds between them that they can t ignore As the truth comes to light will one broken promise tear them apart Will have you begging to get the next book in your hands - Once Upon a Book Blog on Deadly Secret
By Jade Morrison. 2014
Re-Release: (Hearts Afire: March, 3/4/2009)Who knew responding to a 911 call could lead to so much passion and danger? When… firefighters and officers begin mysteriously dying, it's up to Logan Wylde and Madison Rose to solve the mystery, before they become the next victims. Relive the passion in this re-release of Jade Morrison's Find 'em Hot, Leave 'em Wet, part of the Some Like It Hot Collection.Find 'em Hot, Leave 'em Wet is a contemporary suspense novella about firefighter Logan Wylde and police officer Madison Rose. Sparks fly when they meet during an insignificant kitchen fire at criminal Jimmy Dawson's town house. Taking advantage of the opportunity that Dawson's out of town, and his housekeeper fled the scene after dialing 911, the cops arrive along with the fire department to do a quick unwarranted search of the premises. But Jimmy is a careful man, and the search reveals nothing suspicious. However, after the fire, cops and firefighters begin mysteriously dying.For unknown reasons, Dawson is taking out those who responded to the 911 call. After Logan's apartment is burned by a Molotov cocktail, he and Madison join together to find what Dawson is looking for, and why it's important enough to kill for.The attraction between Logan and Madison is instant. From the moment they literally run into each other at Dawson's townhouse, to the heated, and intimately personal, tour of the fire station where Logan works, they can't seem to keep their hands off one another. Despite the danger they find themselves in, the real danger comes from within. Because, when a fire burns this hot, there's only one way to quench it.Content Notes: Hot, Contemporary, Uniformed Heroes, Suspense
By Rosanna Leo. 2014
A tiger shifter searching for a safe place to hide. A lynx shifter trying to prove herself. Neither expecting the… desire that flares between them ... nor the danger stalking them. Suspense and passion fill the pages of Predator's Refuge, Book 3 of Rosanna Leo's thrilling romance series, Gemini Island Shifters.Lynx shifter Marci Lennox has worked at the shifter-friendly Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort all her adult life. It's more a home to her than a job. When her boss goes on vacation, putting her in charge, Marci is thrilled. Finally a chance to prove she has the mettle to run a resort.Her confidence is shaken when new employee Anton Gaspar appears. One look at the mysterious tiger shifter spells trouble for Marci and for her sex-crazed lynx. Anton is judgmental, condescending, and a little misogynistic. Unfortunately, Marci's lynx thinks his tiger is more delicious than an oversized bag of Maltesers.It becomes difficult for Marci to remain neutral near Anton, especially when she learns of his troubling past and unusual family circumstances. However, when dangerous incidents occur on the resort, the lynx woman and tiger man join forces to combat the threat to the lodge and its guests.Harder still is the quest to combat their explosive feelings for one another. As they explore their mutual passion, they realize the danger at the resort is more insidious than they ever envisioned. Their dreams, their love, and their very lives are at stake.Content Notes: Hot, Paranormal, Contemporary, Shifters, Suspense
By Carol Ericson. 2016
A man with too many secrets. A woman with everything to lose. As if the Timberline Trio cold case isn't… nightmarish enough for FBI agent Duke Harper, he runs into the TV reporter who loved and betrayed him-beautiful Beth St. Regis. Duke quickly concludes she's not after a sensational story. She's there to solve the haunting mystery of who she really is. But all her questions unleash a killer, and Duke steps up to protect her when she becomes a target. Despite their bitter past, Duke finds he's still attracted to Beth, and maybe they deserve a second chance. First, though, he has to keep Beth alive-and from discovering the shocking truth about her past...
By Neva Squires-Rodriguez, Laura Rebollo. 2016
Liliana descubre un terrible secreto que la empuja a buscar respuestas por parte de su padre, El Jefe. Pero nada… puede prepararla para la tragedia que le traerá la relación con su padre... o la valiosa oportunidad que puede suponerle.
By Bronwen Evans. 2018
Destined to go blind a rake sets his sights on the toast of society lighting a fire of… passion that scorches the night in this captivating novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans Stephen Hornsby the Marquess of Clevedon has one goal to see every exquisite thing he can before he goes blind His greatest joy watching a woman shuddering in the throes of passion will be gone But before the darkness descends he is determined to seduce a magnificent widow Lady Penelope Fisherton Unfortunately his rakish reputation has preceded him Lady Penelope spurns his advances Being a man who relishes a challenge however her reluctance adds only luster to his desire for the last beautiful sight he ll ever see Considered the belle of London society Lady Penelope was married to a scoundrel who cared for no one but himself Now that she s free she wants nothing to do with love passion or desire emotions that abandoned her with a cruel husband So why does her body react when Stephen smiles As much as she d like to avoid the rogue her brother-in-law wants her fortune and he ll kill to get it Stephen is willing to help but he ll take only one thing in return Her In his bed Advance praise for Drawn to the Marquess Beautifully done Drawn to the Marquess is a moving touching romance of two people who prove to be exactly what each other needs at exactly the right time I fell in love with Penelope and Stephen New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley Brimming with passion intrigue and tenderness Bronwen Evans s latest is spectacular A perfectly brilliant page-turning romance USA Today bestselling author Collette Cameron Drawn to the Marquess will captivate and seduce you Bronwen Evans is a gem in Regency romance Internationally bestselling author Tracy Goodwin Passion Intrigue Saucy banter Bronwen Evans has penned another must-read romance that gives the perfect hot peek into the Regency era I couldn t put this scorching page-turner down Maeve Greyson author of the Highland Protector series Look for the enchanting Disgraced Lords series from Bronwen Evans A KISS OF LIES A PROMISE OF MORE A TOUCH OF PASSION A WHISPER OF DESIRE A TASTE OF SEDUCTION A NIGHT OF FOREVER And don t miss her novels in the Imperfect Lords series ADDICTED TO THE DUKE DRAWN TO THE MARQUESS Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title