Enter a post-apocalyptic world where the cities of man are crumbling necropolises left to the ravages of time and nature, burgeoning settlements cling to life, and the remnants of humanity exist as two disparate cultures locked in a waltz of survival and death. Into this world comes Tanner Kline, a man charged with protecting his community from Spewers, a primitive tribe whose bloodline carries the vestiges of the virus which pushed mankind to the brink of existinction. On what should have been a routine patrol, his path crosses with Lila, a proud huntress whose heart simmers with resentment for the men who killed her husband. Men like Tanner Kline. Together, they spiral onto a collision course with an unertain future where their individual destinies and the fates of their respective cultures hang in the balance.
From William Todd Rose (author of Cry Havoc, Sex in the Time of Zombies, The Dead & Dying, Shut The Fuck Up And Die!, and The 7 Habits of Highly Infective People, comes a new tale of The End; in this apocalypse, the greatest threat lies in the hearts and minds of those left alive.
“This extremely dark novella is disturbing. Yet, it’s a fascinating kind of disturbing that is hard to stop reading.”
~ Jeremy Stephens, The Book Noob
“…a bloody and heartbreaking story that I loved reading.”
~ Colleen Wanglund, Monster Librarian
“A unique, well crafted piece of work I recommend highly.”
Outside, the city is embroiled in violent chaos: street fights rage with the ferocity of urban warfare, buildings burn unchecked, and blood flows along the sidewalks and drips into the depths of the hungry gutters. The entire country, it seems, has gone collectively insane. But all that seems so far away. Despite the fact that they can see the anarchy through their apartment window, two young couples struggle to maintain a sense of normality and civility within the confines of their four walls. They listen to the helicopters clatter overhead. They watch as news reports roll in, trying to ignore the explosions that rock the very foundations of their home. They sip coffee and debate the finer points of the collapse of civilization, never dreaming that the shadow of death has already begun to fall across their little refuge. Never dreaming of the lengths some of them will go to just to stay alive in this violent, new world. It’s time to evolve or die… and the end is just the beginning.
Comprised of seven short stories set during varying points of an undead apocalypse, this collection explores the roles sex and sexuality may play in determing survival in this nightmare landscape. Stories include Dance With the Dead, Night of the Living Furries, Tender is the Nightmare, Tiffany Shepis & the Fanboy of the Apocalypse, Hips, and Skinning the Freshy. Sex… Zombies… Let the infection begin.
Even in a world filled with the living dead, sex exists. A stripper hell-bent on survival faces off against the living dead in a no-holds barred dance of death. A lone soldier, separated from his unit, finds that the ghosts of his past may very well be more dangerous than a hotel overrun with zombified furries. A boy faces his inner demons, ready to do anything to be accepted by his peers. A woman, captured by slavers, finds out there are worse horrors than the walking dead. From the first day of the undead apocalypse to points far in the future, this book explores the roles sex and sexuality play in determining survival. Sex… zombies… love. The line between them is not as clear as you might think. Let the infection begin.
The old house knew the taste of blood. It was as familiar with screams as it was the wind whistling through the desolate pine forest in which it hid. For within its walls, a sadistic evil had taken root in the minds of its residents: a family whose fiendish desires demanded blood, tears, and pain to quench their savage thirst for brutality.
Enter Matt And Mona: young newlyweds with the misfortune to have car trouble at the wrong place, on the wrong night…. As good samaritans lead them into the isolation of the woods, no one realized a nightmare was about to be unleashed…
Prepare yourself. It’s about to get very, very bloody.
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In an apocalyptic world where the dead roam the earth, Carl Teegarden lays dying. Fatally wounded by the undead, he watches his lifeblood drain from his ravaged body and struggles to come to terms with his inevitable fate. Knowing that this fate will not necessarily end with his final breath, he fights through the pain and looks back upon his life, remembering the events which have led to his lonely demise. Only he isn’t alone. The spirit of a woman with whom he’d found love in a ruined world stands by his side, her loyalty transcending the barriers of life and death. Smoldering across the room is the ghost of a small child whose hatred of this man burns with such intensity that no amount of suffering can sate his thirst for revenge. All the while, legions of the walking dead scour the countryside for the slightest sign of life. As their destinies intertwine, stories of love and devotion intertwine with failing and regret across a timeline marked by the grim struggle for survival. And in this nightmare world, each will come to understand, in their own way, exactly what it means to be numbered among the dead and dying….
Bosley Coughlin can travel through time. And the future does not look good.
Through a heady cocktail of drugs and the occult, Bosley slips through time and space and glimpses The End. Cities lay in ruins, and those who still cling to life hide in the rubble like frightened animals. Walking carcasses shamble through the debris exacting a horrible fate upon any living they find.
This horrific future is the only world fourteen year old Ocean has ever known. Starving and alone, she struggles for even the most basic of necessities: food, water, shelter, love…
In the present, Bosley stumbles across Clarice Hudson and soon realizes that she is much more than a simple shop girl. One by one, she displays the seven symptoms of the contagion that will bring Bosley’s world to an end and create the nightmare Ocean calls home. Clarice may hold the key to stopping the coming apocalypse and sparing Ocean from the atrocities of mankind’s imminent future… but only if Coughlin is willing to push beyond every notion he’s ever held about right and wrong.
Conocida como la Reina de Hielo en los juzgados de Chicago, la joven abogada Kristen Mayhew vive por y para su trabajo. Posee el índice más alto de casos ganados en la fiscalía. Es una mujer fuerte, una profesional, incorruptible, apreciada por su tenacidad y dedicación. Pero ahora acaba de descubrir que tiene un peligroso admirador secreto.
Lleva tiempo observándote. Conoce todos sus movimientos, todos sus pensamientos. Le envía cartas. Y ha empezado a asesinar, en su nombre, a los delincuentes y criminales que ella no logró meter entre rejas.
Abe Reagan acaba de incorporarse al departamento de homicidios de Chicago. Este es su primer caso después de cinco años de trabajar como agente encubierto. Ahora empieza una nueva etapa de su vida, intentando dejar atrás un pasado donde perdió lo que más le importaba.
Mientras Kristen y Abe empiezan a redescubrir unos sentimientos que creían olvidados, un asesino frío y calculador sigue actuando de manera implacable. Y ahora su sed de castigo ha convertido a Kristen en el blanco perfecto.
En su novela más elogiada, Karen Rose, la escritora que está subiendo con más fuerza dentro del género romántico con suspense, combina admirablemente una inquietante intriga y una conmovedora historia de amor.
The UK debut of Karen Rose – an outstanding new talent for Headline.
A young boy and his brother are abandoned by their mother and end up in the foster-care system. Let down by everyone who should have looked out for them, the boys fall prey to the abusers they meet. Is it any wonder one of them loses his mind and develops a taste for matches and revenge?
Years later, Reed Solliday, of Chicago's Fire Department, is determined to find an arsonist whose actions have just escalated to murder. With the police now involved, Reed is paired with Detective Mia Mitchell, on her first assignment since her father's death and her partner's shooting.
Solliday and Mitchell know the violence is escalating and the death toll is rising. With no apparent connection between the deaths, they are at a loss until their attention focuses on a young offenders institution and the misfits within…
Take a breath. Count to ten. And watch their world explode.
Tras ser abandonados por su madre, un chico y su hermano pequeño terminan en la red estatal de hogares de acogida. Sin embargo, quienes a partir de entonces tenían que cuidar de ellos los dejan a su suerte. Y años después…
Reed Solliday tiene más de quince años de experiencia en el cuerpo de bomberos de Chicago, luchando contra los incendios y, sobre todo, investigando su origen. Pero nunca había presenciado nada parecido al reciente estallido de fuegos provocados por alguien frío, meticuloso y cada vez más violento. Cuando en la última casa incendiada aparece el cadáver de una mujer asesinada, Reed se ve obligado a colaborar con la policía. Y la detective de homicidios Mia Mitchell es una mujer impetuosa, más acostumbrada a dar órdenes que a recibirlas, y se niega a aceptar que los motivos habituales puedan ser la causa de un odio tan calculado. Algo más se esconde detrás de todo ello…
Una intriga absorbente por una de las autoras con mayor éxito de ventas en Estados Unidos, Gran Bretaña y Alemania.
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Daniel Vartarian es el agente del FBI asignado al caso del asesinato de una joven en la localidad de Dutton, pueblo donde Daniel nació. El asesinato es exactamente igual a uno que ocurrió en el mismo lugar trece años atrás. Al investigarlo, Daniel reconocerá a aquella adolescente del pasado… Ha visto su rostro en una de las fotos que pertenecían al asesino en serie más cruel que haya conocido: su propio hermano Simon. Así, Daniel tendrá que enfrentarse a sus propios vecinos, a sus fantasmas familiares y a sus conflictos de adolescencia mientras investiga los viejos y nuevos crímenes con la ayuda de Alexandra, la hermosa hermana gemela de una de las víctimas del asesino.
High Point, North Carolina is gripped with fear as a serial killer is in action. State Bureau of Investigation Agent Steven Thatcher vows to bring down this predator killing children. He knows first hand how parents feel as his preadolescent son Nicky was abducted, but fortunately rescued though six months later mental scars remain on the lad, his dad, and his teenage brother Brad…He takes a break from his obsession when Brad's chemistry teacher Dr. Jenna Marshall asks to see him. Brad's grades have collapsed and Jenna is worried about him. Jenna has other problems with threats from a wealthy father who demands she reinstate his failing son back on the football team. Still she finds she is attracted to Steven, who feels the same way. As they fall in love and he tries to uncover a killer with high level protection, a relationship seems impossible. Not only have both have suffered from previous relationships, his children remain traumatized by the abduction.
Evie Wilson was the victim of the villain in DON'T TELL, an assault which resulted in paralysis on one side of her face. After her injury, Evie retreated into the virtual realm, seeking refuge from the public eye by interacting with online friends. Now, with the help of a surgeon, Evie's face is restored and she is ready to return to the real world. However, she remains connected to the Internet for her graduate thesis on using the virtual world as therapy to improve self-esteem. She has become an online shopkeeper who sells faces and bodies to users interested in building a new avatar on a website called "Shadowland." In her new role, Evie maintains "surveillance" over her test subjects to ensure they don't become too caught up in the intoxicating virtual realm.
Meanwhile, homicide detective Noah Webster has been investigating a string of suspicious suicides that he believes are connected murders. Noah's investigation leads him to Evie when one of her online test subjects is found dead of apparent suicide, but Evie believes otherwise.
Evie is shocked to find herself drawn to someone for the first time in many years and she's reluctant to trust Noah. However, he's the only one who believes her story about the suspicious death of her test subject, and he soon discovers that many of the apparent suicides in his case had avatars in "Shadowland."
As murder victims connected to the website begin to appear more frequently, Noah asks Evie to be his virtual guide in the investigation. However, they don't realize that the killer is closer than they think-and that he holds a special grudge against Evie.
A dark secret keeps Chicago assistant state's attorney Kristen Mayhew as tightly wound as the springy red curls she works to pin down. Meals at the nearby diner, sleepless nights renovating her empty house and days in court where the bad guy more often than not doesn't face justice make up her life-until she finds the bodies of three criminals she failed to convict in the trunk of her car. Each dead body comes accompanied by a sinister letter, the writer informing "Dearest Kristen" that justice has been done on her behalf. An unusual twist for a suspense novel, to be sure, but because the murderer preys on rapists, gang members and pedophiles, Rose'strademark tentacles of fear never fully extend (as they did in her earlier books, Don't Tell and Have You Seen Her). Instead, this book's greatest strength lies in the romance between Kristen and handsome detective Abe Reagan, who's still reeling from the death of his wife. Abundant side characters, including Abe's entire jovial clan, clutter the plot and diminish the story's tension, especially when minor players suddenly step forward to play major roles. But readers will appreciate Rose's sensitive portrayal of Kristen's hesitancy to trust and Abe's gentle perseverance in uncoiling the vibrant woman within.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers another pulse-pounding suspense novel that ties into SCREAM FOR ME.
Five teenage girls have been murdered. One survived, and only she can reveal the secrets of a disturbing ring of people who kidnap and sell teenage girls on the black market. But those responsible for the crimes will do whatever it takes to maintain her silence.
Susannah Vartanian and Luke Papadopoulos have both sworn to stop the murderers for their own reasons. Susannah, the sister of the hero in SCREAM FOR ME, suffers from a mysterious past that is connected to the sinister black market. Luke is an investigative agent and a computer expert who refuses to let another child predator get away.
Susannah and Luke are instantly attracted to each other, but their troubled pasts prevent them from immediately acting upon their feelings. The case will lead them to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where anyone can mask their identity. As Susannah and Luke draw closer to the criminals, they discover a chain of deception so intricate they don't know who to trust. Susannah and Luke find comfort in one another's arms, but the killers are ruthless and determined, and will take extreme measures to insure their anonymity and keep their business intact.
Dieciséis años recién cumplidos y había huido de casa para conocer, por fin, al joven universitario con quien llevaba tiempo chateando, convencida de haberse enamorado. Luego… el silencio.
Seis meses después el caos se desata en Dutton, un pequeño pueblo del estado sureño de Georgia. Cinco adolescentes son asesinadas, y la única que logra sobrevivir sabe que impedirán que hable como sea.
Una pareja está decidida a ayudarla. Luke Papadopoulos, agente federal, se enfrenta a diario al mal sin rostro que merodea en internet, aunque jamás haya podido acostumbrarse. Susannah Vartanian, que se ha visto forzada a regresar a Dutton, comprende que debe sacar a la luz todo lo que calló durante años.
Ambos se verán obligados a juzgar a todo un pueblo. Un pueblo edificado sobre la crueldad impune, el poder absoluto y los silencios cómplices, un pueblo que se sustenta gracias a la poderosa tela de una araña que no puede permitir que nadie escape.
La enterraron con las manos unidas como si rezara…
Es enero, el suelo está helado y solo una casualidad ha permitido que el cuerpo haya sido descubierto. La policía de Filadelfia recurre entonces a Sophie Johannsen, una joven arqueóloga especialista en excavaciones medievales. Gracias a ella localizan el segundo cadáver: un joven con las manos a la altura del pecho, como si sostuviera una espada.
Ya tienen una dama y un caballero, dos asesinatos que imitan ritos funerarios medievales, y algo más cruel todavía: a su alrededor aguardan otras sepulturas, algunas ocupadas, otras vacías, esperando a las próximas víctimas… lo que el detective Vito Ciccotelli debe impedir a toda costa con la ayuda de Sophie.
Mientras, una empresa de videojuegos se prepara para el lanzamiento de su nuevo producto estrella: El inquisidor, un juego que lleva el horror y la oscuridad de la Edad Media hasta sus últimas consecuencias.
Una mujer se suicida una gélida noche en Chicago.
Sin embargo, cuando el detective Aidan Reagan entra en el apartamento de la víctima, todas las evidencias muestran que ha sido un homicidio y apuntan a una sola persona: la psiquiatra Tess Ciccotelli.
Tess no puede evitar que Aidan la juzgue culpable antes siquiera de escucharla. Pero ella no puede facilitarle la información que la exculparía. Alguien ha atrapado a Tess en una red de desconfianza, engaños y traiciones. Y el cerco sobre ella se estrecha cada vez más.
For her exciting debut in hardcover, New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers a heart-stopping suspense novel that picks up where DIE FOR ME left off, with a detective determined to track down a brutal murderer.
Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has sworn to find the perpetrator of multiple killings that mimic a 13-year-old murder linked to a collection of photographs that belonged to his brother, Simon, the ruthless serial killer who met his demise in DIE FOR ME. Daniel is certain that someone even more depraved than his brother committed these crimes, and he's determined to bring the current murderer to justice and solve the mysterious crime from years ago.
With only a handful of images as a lead, Daniel's search will lead him back through the dark past of his own family, and into the realm of a mind more sinister than he could ever imagine. But his quest will also draw him to Alex Fallon, a beautiful nurse whose troubled past reflects his own. As Daniel becomes attached to Alex, he discovers that she is also the object of the obsessed murderer. Soon, he will not only be racing to discover the identity of this macabre criminal, but also to save the life of the woman he has begun to love.