Christopher Golden Books In Order

Alien Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Out of the Shadows (By:Tim Lebbon) (2013)
  2. Sea of Sorrows (By:James A. Moore) (2014)
  3. River of Pain (2014)

Baltimore Books In Publication Order

  1. Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier & the Vampire (2007)
  2. The Plague Ships (2011)
  3. The Curse Bells (2012)
  4. A Passing Stranger (2013)
  5. Chapel Of Bones (2014)
  6. The Apostle and the Witch or Harju (2015)
  7. The Cult of the Red King (2016)
  8. Empty Graves (2016)
  9. The Red Kingdom (2017)

Ben Walker Books In Publication Order

  1. Ararat (2017)
  2. The Pandora Room (2019)
  3. Red Hands (2020)

Body of Evidence Books In Publication Order

  1. Body Bags (1999)
  2. Thief of Hearts (1999)
  3. Soul Survivor (1999)
  4. Meets the Eye (2000)
  5. Head Games (2000)
  6. Skin Deep (With: Rick Hautala) (2000)
  7. Brain Trust (2001)
  8. Burning Bones (2001)
  9. Last Breath (With: Rick Hautala) (2004)
  10. Throat Culture (With: Rick Hautala) (2005)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Books In Publication Order

  1. Halloween Rain (1997)
  2. Night of the Living Rerun (By:Arthur Byron Cover) (1998)
  3. Blooded (1998)
  4. Child of the Hunt (1998)
  5. Return to Chaos (By:Craig Shaw Gardner) (1998)
  6. Visitors (By:Laura Anne Gilman,Josepha Sherman) (1999)
  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Monster Book (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski) (1999)
  8. Immortal (1999)
  9. Sins of the Father (1999)
  10. Unnatural Selection (By:Mel Odom) (1999)
  11. Resurrecting Ravana (By:Ray Garton) (1999)
  12. The Sunnydale High Yearbook (1999)
  13. The Willow Files, Vol. 1 (By:Yvonne Navarro) (1999)
  14. Deep Water (By:Laura Anne Gilman,Josepha Sherman) (2000)
  15. The Harvest (By:,Richie Tankersley Cusick) (2000)
  16. The Evil That Men Do (By:Nancy Holder) (2000)
  17. How I Survived My Summer Vacation (By:Nancy Holder) (2000)
  18. Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row (2000)
  19. The Willow Files, Vol. 2 (By:Yvonne Navarro) (2001)
  20. Revenant (By:Mel Odom) (2001)
  21. Tempted Champions (By:Yvonne Navarro) (2001)
  22. The Book of Fours (By:Nancy Holder) (2001)
  23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Watcher’s Guides (2001)
  24. Paleo (By:Yvonne Navarro) (2002)
  25. Ghoul Trouble (By:,John Passarella) (2002)
  26. Oz: Into the Wild (2002)
  27. Crossings (By:Mel Odom) (2002)
  28. The Wisdom of War (2002)
  29. Chosen (By:Nancy Holder) (2003)
  30. Blood and Fog (By:Nancy Holder) (2003)
  31. Chaos Bleeds (By:James A. Moore) (2003)
  32. Queen of the Slayers (By:Nancy Holder) (2005)
  33. Blackout (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2005)
  34. The Deathless (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2007)
  35. Dark Congress (2007)
  36. One Thing or Your Mother (By:Kirsten Beyer) (2008)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel Books In Publication Order

  1. Endangered Species (By:Nancy Holder,Jeff Mariotte,,Jeffrey J. Mariotte) (2002)
  2. Cursed (By:Mel Odom) (2003)
  3. Impressions (By:Doranna Durgin) (2003)
  4. Monster Island (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2003)
  5. Sanctuary (By:Jeff Mariotte) (2003)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gatekeeper Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Out of the Madhouse (With: Nancy Holder) (1999)
  2. Ghost Roads (With: Nancy Holder) (1999)
  3. Sons of Entropy (With: Nancy Holder) (1999)

Angel Books In Publication Order

  1. Angel (2001)

The Lost Slayer Books In Publication Order

  1. Dark Times (2001)
  2. Prophecies (2001)
  3. King of the Dead (2001)
  4. Original Sins (2001)

The Cemetery Girl Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. The Pretenders (2014)
  2. Inheritance (2015)
  3. Haunted (2018)

Gen¹³ Books In Publication Order

  1. Netherwar (1999)
  2. Time and Chance (By:Jeff Mariotte) (2001)

Ghosts of Albion Books In Publication Order

  1. Ghosts of Albion: Astray (2004)
  2. Accursed (2005)
  3. Witchery (2006)
  4. Initiation (2006)

Hellboy Novels Books In Publication Order

  1. The Lost Army (With: Mike Mignola) (1997)
  2. Oddjobs (2000)
  3. The Bones of Giants (With: Mike Mignola) (2001)
  4. On Earth As It Is In Hell (By:Brian Hodge) (2005)
  5. Unnatural Selection (By:Tim Lebbon) (2006)
  6. The God Machine (By:Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2006)
  7. The Dragon Pool (2007)
  8. Emerald Hell (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2008)
  9. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (By:Robert Greenberger) (2008)
  10. The All-Seeing Eye (By:Mark Morris) (2008)
  11. The Fire Wolves (By:Tim Lebbon) (2009)
  12. Lobster Johnson (By:Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2009)
  13. The Ice Wolves (By:Mark Chadbourn) (2009)
  14. An Assortment of Horrors (2017)

Hidden Cities Books In Publication Order

  1. Mind the Gap (2008)
  2. The Map of Moments (2008)
  3. The Chamber of Ten (2010)
  4. The Shadow Men (2011)

The Hollow Books In Publication Order

  1. Horseman (2005)
  2. Drowned (2005)
  3. Mischief (2006)
  4. Enemies (2006)

Joe Golem Books In Publication Order

  1. Joe Golem and the Copper Girl (2012)
  2. Joe Golem and the Drowning City (2012)
  3. The Rat Catcher and The Sunken Dead (2015)
  4. The Outer Dark (By:Mike Mignola) (2018)
  5. The Drowning City (By:Mike Mignola) (2019)
  6. The Conjurors (2020)

Justice League of America Books In Publication Order

  1. Exterminators (2004)

The Menagerie Books In Publication Order

  1. The Nimble Man (2004)
  2. Tears of the Furies (2005)
  3. Stones Unturned (2006)
  4. Crashing Paradise (2007)

OutCast Books In Publication Order

  1. The Un-Magician aka Magic Zero (2004)
  2. Dragon Secrets (By:Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2004)
  3. Ghostfire (2005)
  4. Battle for Arcanum (2005)

Prowlers Books In Publication Order

  1. Prowlers (2001)
  2. Predator and Prey (2001)
  3. Laws of Nature (2001)
  4. Wild Things (2002)

The Secret Journeys of Jack London Books In Publication Order

  1. The Wild (2010)
  2. The Sea Wolves (2012)
  3. White Fangs (2013)

Shadow Saga Books In Publication Order

  1. Of Saints and Shadows (1994)
  2. Angel Souls and Devil Hearts (1995)
  3. Of Masques and Martyrs (1998)
  4. The Gathering Dark (2003)
  5. Waking Nightmares (2013)
  6. The Graves of Saints (2013)
  7. King of Hell (2014)

Sons of Anarchy Books In Publication Order

  1. Sons of Anarchy, Volume 1 (With: ) (2013)
  2. Sons of Anarchy Vol. 2 (By:) (2014)
  3. Sons of Anarchy Vol. 3 (By:) (2015)
  4. The Life and Death of SAM CROW (2015)
  5. Sons of Anarchy Vol. 4 (By:) (2016)

Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure Books In Publication Order

  1. A New Hope (1998)
  2. The Empire Strikes Back (1998)
  3. Return of the Jedi (1998)

Uncharted Books In Publication Order

  1. The Fourth Labyrinth (2011)

The Veil Books In Publication Order

  1. The Myth Hunters (2006)
  2. The Borderkind (2007)
  3. The Lost Ones (2008)

The Waking Books In Publication Order

  1. Dreams of the Dead (2009)
  2. Spirits of the Noh (2010)

X-Men Mutant Empire Books In Publication Order

  1. Siege (1996)
  2. Mutant Empire (1996)
  3. Sanctuary (1996)
  4. Salvation (1997)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Bikini (1995)
  2. Beach Blanket Psycho (1995)
  3. Daredevil (1996)
  4. Strangewood (1999)
  5. Straight on ‘Til Morning (2001)
  6. The Ferryman (2002)
  7. Force Majeure (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2002)
  8. The Boys Are Back in Town (2004)
  9. Wildwood Road (2005)
  10. King Kong (2005)
  11. The Seven Whistlers (With: Amber Benson) (2006)
  12. Poison Ink (2008)
  13. Soulless (2008)
  14. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (With: Guillermo del Toro) (2010)
  15. When Rose Wakes (2010)
  16. Sons of Anarchy: Bratva (2014)
  17. Snowblind (2014)
  18. Tin Men (2015)
  19. Dead Ringers (2015)
  20. Runaways (2018)
  21. Blood of the Four (With: Tim Lebbon) (2018)
  22. The Predator: The Official Movie Novelization (2018)
  23. The Ocean Dark (2018)
  24. The Ghosts of Who You Were (2021)
  25. Road of Bones (2022)

Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Secret Backs of Things (2010)
  2. Tell My Sorrows To The Stones (2013)

Graphic Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Monster War (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2006)
  2. Talent (With: Paul Azaceta,Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2007)
  3. The Foundation (2008)
  4. Purgatory (With: Bernie Wrightson,Jimmy Palmiotti,Thomas E. Sniegoski,,Alvin Lee) (2019)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Hiss of Escaping Air (2008)
  2. Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism (With: Mike Mignola) (2012)
  3. Pyre (2013)
  4. THE SHELL COLLECTOR (2020)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Cut! Horror Writers on Horror Film (1992)
  2. Sophomore Slumps (1995)
  3. The 10-Minute Detective (1997)
  4. Prince of Stories (With: ) (2008)
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying (2017)

Bloodstained Books In Publication Order

  1. Bloodstained Oz (With: James A. Moore) (2016)

Thomas E. Sniegoski Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Monster War (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2006)
  2. Talent (With: Paul Azaceta,Thomas E. Sniegoski) (2007)
  3. Purgatory (With: Bernie Wrightson,Jimmy Palmiotti,Thomas E. Sniegoski,,Alvin Lee) (2019)

Tom Piccirilli Collections In Publication Order

  1. Pentacle (By:Tom Piccirilli) (1995)
  2. Inside The Works (By:Tom Piccirilli) (1997)
  3. The Dog Syndrome (By:Tom Piccirilli) (1997)
  4. Deep Into That Darkness Peering (By:Tom Piccirilli) (1999)
  5. A Student of Hell (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2000)
  6. This Cape Is Red Because I’ve Been Bleeding (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2002)
  7. Mean Sheep (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2003)
  8. Waiting for My Turn to Go Under the Knife (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2004)
  9. Bare Bone #10 (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2007)
  10. Futile Efforts (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2010)
  11. Forgiving Judas (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2014)
  12. Bad Dog (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2018)
  13. A Little Black Book of Noir Stories (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2020)

SNAFU Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror (2014)
  2. SNAFU: Wolves at the Door (2015)
  3. SNAFU: Future Warfare (2016)
  4. SNAFU: Unnatural Selection (2016)
  5. SNAFU: BLACK OPS (2016)
  6. SNAFU: Resurrection (2018)
  7. SNAFU: Last Stand (2019)
  8. SNAFU: Medivac (2020)
  9. SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest (2021)
  10. SNAFU: Hunters (2021)
  11. SNAFU: Holy War (2021)

Aliens Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume One (By:Steve Perry) (2015)
  2. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Two (By:Robert Sheckley,David Bischoff) (2016)
  3. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Three (By:Sandy Schofield) (2016)
  4. Aliens: Bug Hunt (2017)
  5. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Four (By:Yvonne Navarro,S.D. Perry) (2017)
  6. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Five (By:Michael Jan Friedman,Diane Carey) (2017)
  7. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Six (By:John Shirley,Diane Carey) (2018)
  8. The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Seven (By:B.K. Evenson) (2018)

The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One (2009)
  2. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two (2010)
  3. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three (2011)
  4. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (2012)
  5. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five (2013)
  6. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six (2014)
  7. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven (2015)
  8. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight (2016)
  9. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine (2017)
  10. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 (2018)
  11. The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction (2018)
  12. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11 (2019)
  13. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 (2020)

Vampire Files Books In Publication Order

  1. Lifeblood (By:P.N. Elrod) (1990)
  2. Bloodlist (By:P.N. Elrod) (1990)
  3. Bloodcircle (By:P.N. Elrod) (1990)
  4. Art in the Blood (By:P.N. Elrod) (1991)
  5. Fire in the Blood (By:P.N. Elrod) (1991)
  6. Blood on the Water (By:P.N. Elrod) (1992)
  7. A Chill in the Blood (By:P.N. Elrod) (1998)
  8. The Dark Sleep (By:P.N. Elrod) (1999)
  9. Lady Crymsyn (By:P.N. Elrod) (2000)
  10. Cold Streets (By:P.N. Elrod) (2003)
  11. Song in the Dark (By:P.N. Elrod) (2005)
  12. Many Bloody Returns (With: Jim Butcher,Carolyn Haines,Kelley Armstrong,Charlaine Harris,Bill Crider,Sandra Burr,,,Elaine Viets,Rachel Caine,Toni L.P. Kelner,Jeanne C. Stein,Tanya Huff,P.N. Elrod) (2007)
  13. The Devil You Know (By:P.N. Elrod) (2009)
  14. Dark Road Rising (By:P.N. Elrod) (2009)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. X-Men: Codename Wolverine (1998)
  2. October Dreams (2000)
  3. Four Dark Nights (2002)
  4. Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook (2006)
  5. Five Strokes to Midnight (2008)
  6. British Invasion (2008)
  7. Son of Retro Pulp Tales (2009)
  8. New Dead (2010)
  9. Death’s Excellent Vacation (2010)
  10. The Monster’s Corner (2011)
  11. Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011)
  12. Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers, Vol. 1 (2011)
  13. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! (2012)
  14. 21st Century Dead (2012)
  15. Super Stories of Heroes and Villains (2013)
  16. Four Summoner’s Tales (2013)
  17. The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (2013)
  18. Mister October, Volume II – An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala (2013)
  19. Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala (2013)
  20. Dark Duets (2014)
  21. Operation Ice Bat (2014)
  22. Out of Tune (2014)
  23. The Library of the Dead (2015)
  24. Seize the Night (2015)
  25. SNAFU: Unnatural Selection (2016)
  26. Scary Out There (2016)
  27. The Jo Fletcher Books Anthology (2016)
  28. Dark Cities (2017)
  29. Don\’t Go Alone (2017)
  30. The Devil and the Deep (2018)
  31. Hark! the Herald Angels Scream (2018)
  32. Ten-Word Tragedies (2019)
  33. The Twisted Book Of Shadows (2019)
  34. Hex Life (2019)
  35. Don’t Turn Out the Lights (2020)
  36. Studio of Screams (2020)
  37. Halloween Nights: Tales of Autumn Fright (2021)
  38. Beyond the Veil (2021)

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Christopher Golden Books Overview

Body Bags

”The first day at college, my professor dropped dead. The second day, I assisted at his autopsy. Let’s hope I don’t have to go through four years of this…
.” When Jenna Blake starts her freshman year at Somerset University, she’s not only living on her own for the first time, she’s moving closer to the father she never really knew. It’s an exciting time, filled with new faces and new challenges, not to mention parties and guys and…
corpses? Jenna feels torn about her future. She’d like to be a doctor like her mother, but she can’t stand the sight of blood. Her father, a criminology professor, thinks he has the answer and sends her to interview for a job with the medical examiner an interview that takes place in the middle of an autopsy. When a congressional aide goes violently insane and then drops dead, the pathology team at Somerset Medical Center discovers that his brain was ravaged with disease and loaded with insect larvae. As Jenna starts her new job, she is drawn into a web of terrifying disease, dangerous politics, and intriguing mystery. And when one of her professors ends up dead, she starts making connections even the police haven’t seen…
connections which will bring her face to face with a pair of killers: one medical, and one all too human.

Thief of Hearts

‘Why would anyone want to tear out someone’s heart?’ That’s the very real question facing college freshman Jenna Blake, and it has nothing to do with romance and heartbreak. A second grisly murder mystery is unfolding at Somerset University, and her job as a pathology assistant at the local hospital brings Jenna too close to the haunting crimes. Everyone has a theory on the nature of the killings, including Jenna’s older half brother, Pierce Logan, who’s new in town and has some odd ideas about why someone would want to steal a human heart. Meanwhile, Jenna begins working on her own heart when she meets a fascinating older man. But there’s little time for dating when the Thief of Hearts declares Somerset the perfect hunting ground and someone very close to Jenna is the prey.

Soul Survivor

‘There’s nothing magical about murder…
.’ Santeria markings. Hindu magick. Druidic runes. Japanese mysticism. The latest series of murders in Somerset has everyone confused, including the local police and the Medical Examiner’s office. They seem to be the work of one killer, but each murder has a completely different, ritualized, M.O. Working alongside her boss, Dr. Slikowski, Jenna Blake is back on the research trail, trying to discover the identity of the killer. Unfortunately, Jenna is still grieving over the murder of her friend Melody, and is becoming distracted by her growing feelings for Somerset detective Danny Mariano. Jenna needs to do some serious soul searching. Her mind isn’t on the job. But if she doesn’t start paying attention on and find the connection between these ritual murders, Jenna may not survive her first semester.

Meets the Eye

‘There’s no such thing as zombies. Of course I know that. But I also know what I saw with my own eyes, and until I find out the truth of it, that’s going to haunt me.’

Freshman year is supposed to be filled with new experiences, but Jenna Blake’s not sure she’s ready for all of the changes her life has gone through recently. She lost one close friend to a tragic crime, and two others are now becomming romantically involved. Jenna is further unsettled when a baffling new case presents itself at the medical examiner’s office, where she works as an assistant.

The Boston area is experiencing a crime wave that includes both major theft and murder. The problem is, each of the criminals is someone that Somerset Medical Center has declared legally dead and who has been buried.

Jenna has to piece together an explanation for these ‘zombie crimes.’ She knows that there’s more going on than Meets the Eye. The dead can’t really rise from their graves or can they? One things for sure…
she doesn’t want to find out the hard way!

Head Games

‘They were my friends. I’ve known them almost my entire life. Maybe they both just lost it. But I think something’s going on here, and I have to take a closer look.’ Home from college on break, Jenna Blake is horrified to discover that a childhood friend has murdered his entire famly and he’s not the only one. During the next two days, several other area teens experience homicidal rages, but are later unable to explain or even recall their actions. The police are leaning toward the popular explanation: brutality influenced by violence in movies and video games. But when Jenna investigates further, she begins to believe that someone is playing sinister Head Games with her former classmates…
and with her, as well. What Jenna needs is someone to take her seriously, but Slick is preoccupied with a mystery of his own, her father has taken off for France, and her college friends have all gone away for the holidays. Jenna’s on her own this time.

Skin Deep (With: Rick Hautala)

‘A girl is dead, and one of your best friends got his head cracked with a shovel, because some white guy didn’t want to see them kiss.’ When Jenna and Damon first began dating, neither worried too much about the other’s skin color. After all, Somerset is a pretty liberal college environment. But when a black couple is attacked by a white man on campus, race relations become cause for frenzied peace rallies, protests, and debate for the entire student body. Suddenly Jenna has her hands full investigating the attack and defending her interracial romance…
. Then a white student turns up dead at the hands of a black assailant. As racial tension reaches a fever pitch on campus, the crimes continue, growing increasingly brutal. Strangely, in each case no two witnesses can form the same description of the perpetrator. The police are looking for two young men. Until one assailant, pronounced dead at the crime scene, disappears…
.

Brain Trust

‘Maybe the odds are against the cases being connected, but I’d hate to find out that it was some contagious, horrible disease.’ Spring break is prime time for R&R, fun in the sun, and all things low key. So when Jenna Blake goes to Florida with her roommate, Yoshiko, the last thing she’s expecting to find is another mystery. Well, you can take the girl out of the ME’s office, but…
.A series of seemingly natural deaths turn out to be suspicious when each of the bodies proves to have mysterious growths of some kind. Needless to say, despite Yoshiko’s concerns that her roommate is missing the point of a vacation, Jenna can’t stay away from this case. After autopsies, another common denominator among the victims presents itself. And when further research reveals similar deaths in other states, Jenna starts to wonder if the deaths were indeed natural. As the body count climbs, Jenna’s break gives way to a dangerous chase. With Slick and Danny back in Massachusetts, Jenna has only herself to rely on…
for survival.

Burning Bones

‘It’s quite a mystery, isn’t it? I mean, how do you burn someone to death in public, and not have anyone notice?’ Two people burst into flame, burned alive in front of plenty of eyewitnesses with no obvious cause. Spontaneous human combustion is a bizarre phenomenon, but according to published accounts, it happens. Could that be what occurred here? Or is it murder? As Jenna Blake turns nineteen, she is getting over a recent breakup and is rekindling an old flame. Between her personal life and college, she has enough on her hands. The last thing she nees is another nasty little puzzle. But the burn victims’ clothes weren’t flammable, the crime scenes reveal no evidence of arson, and nome of the various witnesses can provide anything resembling a clue. In fact, she and Slick are just beginning to re evaluate their faith in rational, scientific explanation when the fire claims another victim, and an incredible explanation presents itself. Even as they struggle with their discovery, the danger hits far too close to home…

Throat Culture (With: Rick Hautala)

‘Shayna tried to speak, but her throat was closed off. Her breath came in short, sharp gasps…
. Frank cradled her head in his lap, frantic as he looked up at the crowd. ‘Is there an ambulance on the way?’ ‘Wedding bells are ringing for Jenna Blake’s dad, and she couldn’t be happier for him. His new wife, Shayna, is just the greatest. And their wedding luncheon is perfect until the food arrives. When guests start experiencing unusual symptoms, Jenna knows something is terribly wrong. Then all too quickly, Shayna winds up paralyzed. But Shayna’s not the only victim. The mysterious illness begins to sweep Jenna’s college campus, leaving two students dead. Doctors suspect that this is no ordinary virus. Highly unusual and destructive, it could only be the work of human hands. While the Center for Disease Control is blanketing the campus, Jenna and the rest of the medical examiner’s team scramble to put the pieces together. But the longer it takes to solve the puzzle, the more critical the situation becomes…
. Because this virus is deadly and very contagious.

Halloween Rain

As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in the all the world, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. Around Sunnydale, they say a scarecrow saturated with Halloween Rain will come alive and slaughter anyone in sight. Lovely place, Sunnydale. Buffy’s best friends, Xander and Willow, used to think the tale was nonsense but after a few adventures with Buffy, they’re not so sure. Even without a maniacal scarecrow, a Sunnydale Halloween is a truly horrific happening. There are enough zombies and vampires about, ready to party hearty and eat some brains, to keep the Slayer and her friends up all night. And then rain starts to fall…
.

Night of the Living Rerun (By:Arthur Byron Cover)

‘A History Lesson? ‘As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. one girl in all the world, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. As if real life wasn’t already overflowing with vampire staking, now Buffy has begun to ‘dream about slaying! Night after night, it’s the same thing. She’s back with the Puritans, a Slayer on the trail of a witch. What can it mean? Buffy gets a clue when Xander and Giles start acting like ‘they have ancient alter egos. Now the stage is set for a symbolic replay of the night the Master was accidentally trapped in the other dimension. Only this time, the Master wants a happy ending for himself. Buffy and her friends must pervent the Master from rewriting the script and escaping his supernatural prison before Sunnydale becomes history!

Blooded

An ancient vampire has arrived in Sunnydale, bent on continuing his reign of terror. But the trail of blood leads straight to Buffy’s best friend, Willow.

Child of the Hunt

EVIL THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

Jousting contests, human chess matches, lords and ladies and beggars…
a traveling Renaissance fair has come to Sunnydale. The fair may seem terminally uncool, but Buffy and her friends are charmed anyway. Especially by a sad eyed boy named Roland, who serves as the court jester.

Unfortunately, the people from the fair are not the only visitors in Sunnydale. Roaming the countryside are nasty little creatures with a taste for flesh: the dark faerie. They are minions of the Wild Hunt, servants of the evil Erl King.

Buffy’s challenge is to annihilate the king and his murderous horde. But the path to his destruction leads straight to Roland, who is not quite human…
and destined to become the Slayer’s mortal adversary.

Return to Chaos (By:Craig Shaw Gardner)

Old Magic, New Problem The Hellmouth a.k.a. Sunnydale, CA has drawn vampires, witches, and other demons to its powerful vortex. Now it has also drawn the attention of an ancient set of Druids allies in Buffy Summers’ battle against the Undead. Clocked in Darkness, wrapped in mystery, the Druids descend on Sunnydale ready to perform new rituals to summon forth a new world order, free from the evil that shapes Buffy’s nights. But the Slayer’s concerns are more immediate someone is stalking her friends. Cordelia, Xander, and Oz all are falling victim to this spell. And now it’s up to Willow and Giles to find the cause, while Buffy stands between the Mouth of Hell and the New Dawn.

Visitors (By:Laura Anne Gilman,Josepha Sherman)

When a supernatural stalker starts watching Buffy’s every move, she finds herself face to face with a being unlike any she’s ever encountered. But can she figure out this evil entity’s weakness before she is forced to participate in its dance of death?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Monster Book (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski)

‘Like werewolves. Zombies. Succubi, incubi…
. Everything you ever dreaded was under your bed and told yourself couldn’t be by the light of day.’ Giles, ‘Welcome to the Hellmouth’ Vampires, werewolves, witches, demons of nonspecific origin. All of them are drawn to the Hellmouth in Sunnydale. California. And all of them have met their fate at the hands or stake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Since its premiere. the popular TV show has pitted the Chosen One against the forces of darkness on a weekly basis. And her success is due in part to the intense research her Watcher Rupert Giles. and the rest of the gang have done to find the origin and best method of disposal for each villain. The Monster Book expands upon information revealed through Giles’ research and knowledge, exploring the mythological, literary, and cultural origins of the endless numbers of ghoulish creatures that have tried to take a piece of the Slayer. Before the Master, there was Dracula, before ‘Becoming,’ there was Nosferatu. Before Buffy, there was…
no one. The true horror fan knows that the legend of the vampire has existed for as long as there have been legends. But the demons that greet the business end of Buffy’s stake are one part tradition, three parts creative genius. Indeed, the Buffy creators have purposefully moved away from recent vampire fictions to find a middle ground among ancient lore, Bram Stoker’s ‘rules.’ and their own twist on the topic. ‘Well, if we close our eyes and say it’s all just a dream it’ll stab us to death. These things are real.’ Xander. ‘Fear, Itself’ Here you’ll find exclusive interviews with series creator Joss Whedon and the Emmy nominated team that creates the images you can’t shake. The Monster Book welcomes you to the Hellmouth. Enter at your own risk. ‘Wish me monsters.’ Buffy, ‘Living Conditions’

Immortal

In the first hardcover installment of the bestselling Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder, coauthors of The Watcher’s Guide ‘Fans will suck this tome dry’ Entertainment Weekly, present a supernatural tale that pits Buffy against the deadliest vampire yet: one who is…
Immortal. During a routine slaying, Buffy Summers runs into a small group of vampires who seem to be out for more than the usual bite and suck. As the vamps scatter, one of them stays behind, willing to sacrifice itself to help the others escape. Though surprised vampires aren’t exactly known for their generosity the Slayer doesn’t waste time pondering the demon’s motivation and kills it. Or so she thinks. But the next night a new vampire confronts the Chosen One and her friends. One who knows Buffy’s name and can anticipate her basic attack. One who doesn’t have the proper respect for Mr. Pointy. One whose name is Veronique. She cannot die. Strike her down, but like the night she will always come again. And she will bring forth the end of Man…
. Every time Buffy kills her, Veronique rises again in a new body. ‘Great. Instant replay.’ An invincible demon is the last thing the Slayer needs right now. Joyce Summers is about to undergo a serious operation, calling up all of her daughter’s fears about her own mortality. Angel wants to comfort Buffy, but her mother’s crisis underscores the difference between them: he will live forever, while she will grow old…
or die young. Torn between her duties as a daughter and as the Chosen One, Buffy will need the support of her friends to help her solve a rash of grave robberies, head off an influx of new vampires, and take Veronique down, once and for all. For Veronique is on a mission to bring about the unification of her masters. the Triumverate, into one all powerful demon who will drink the blood of the last man on earth…
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Sins of the Father

Stone Cold Killer One night while on patrol, the Slayer and her friends are outnumbered and receive aid from a totally unexpected source: Buffy’s old flame, Pike. He and Buffy had a complex relationship back in Los Angeles, when the Chosen One was first called. Now, Pike has arrived in Sunnydale, on the run from a stone demon with a grudge. Faced with this blast from the past, Buffy finds herself caught between her history with Pike…
and her future with Angel. But there’s little time to contemplate this situation as vamp activity rises and Giles, in particular, becomes the target of mysterious, brutal attacks. Buffy suspects a deeper connection between old friends and new enemies. With the help of her friends, Buffy unmasks the evil entities and discovers that even a Watcher can be watched…
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Unnatural Selection (By:Mel Odom)

Slick humour and scary thrills, based on the TV series.

Resurrecting Ravana (By:Ray Garton)

RAISING THE DEAD With midterms looming, the students at Sunnydale High are predictably stressed out. Even super student Willow is feeling the pressure to succeed. And when her usual study buddies Buffy, Xander, and Oz decide they don’t need her tutorial sessions, Willow wonders if she’s really what they don’t need. But her hurt feelings don’t explain her sudden antagonism toward Buffy or the strange dreams they’ve both been having. As tensions in the school escalate into brutal acts of violence and the perpetrators turn up horribly mutilated Buffy and the gang search for a supernatural source. The evidence indicates that someone is attempting to resurrect a powerful Hindu demon. Willow’s new confidante, guidance counselor Promila Daruwalla, becomes the prime suspect…
until Giles runs into an old ‘friend’ who is always causing trouble. It will take all of the Slayer’s resources…
and the help of all her friends…
to find the culprit and destroy the key to the demon’s resurrection.

The Sunnydale High Yearbook

It’s senior year for Buffy Summers and her friends. And that means homecoming, senior prom, finals, graduation all the usual evil doings guaranteed to make the Chosen One long for recess. Slayer duties caused Buffy to miss picking up her Yearbook, so Willow took it for her and enlisted the help of Xander, 0z, Cordelia, Giles, and Angel to make it truly special. Filled with personal notes, candid photos, and in jokes about Slayerfest, Halloween, substitute teachers, the principal who was eaten, Ascension, etc. Buffy’s Yearbook is part school publication, part memory book. Written by the authors of the bestselling The Watcher’s Guide, this keepsake volume is packed with key references to the show and characters, 32 full color pages of fan favorite moments, and Graduation photos!

The Willow Files, Vol. 1 (By:Yvonne Navarro)

‘Now we’re supposed to be deciding what we wanna do with our lives and I realized that’s what I want to do. Fight evil…
. It’s a good fight, Buffy, and I want in.’ Since the self proclaimed ‘science nerd’ had the odd luck to fall in with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow Rosenberg has come into her own. As a member of the Scooby Gang, Willow used her skills as savvy ‘Net girl to help save the world on more than one occasion. But as time passed, Willow’s powers evolved from Web surfing to the limitless realm of magic. And with that change came some difficult life lessons. Willow has always longed for more parental guidance, but when Sunnydale’s adults are swept up in a witch hunt, Willow finds that her mother’s judgment really bums. And who knew that her forays into the black arts would bring her literally face to face with an alter ego ‘Old Reliable’ never imagined existed? Ultimately, though, when it comes time to take charge of her future, Willow realizes that whether it be as a computer hacker or Wicca extraordinaire, she can go further than she had ever dreamed…
by staying right where she has been all along.

Deep Water (By:Laura Anne Gilman,Josepha Sherman)

Shape Shifters Willow’s soft spot for critters finds her spending a cold winter morning along the coast as part of a volunteer rescue team, cleaning up an oil spill that has damaged the marine habitat. While climbing over some rocks, she discovers another unexpected victim of the spillage a selkie, a shape shifting seal girl who won’t be able to return to the sea until the oil is removed from her coat. Willow takes the creature back to the library so that Giles and the Slayerettes can help her to restore her magickal coat. However, though ‘Ariel,’ as the posse dubs her, is endearing in her innocence, Buffy can’t quite shake her innate suspicions of the creature whose nature, like the ocean, is ever changing. Unfortunately, the spill has forced more than a selkie from the cold water. Merrows look very much like traditional mermaids with one important and fatal difference. As if things weren’t complicated enough…

The Harvest (By:,Richie Tankersley Cusick)

Stock up on the original novelization that started it all! Buffy is poised to knock’em dead so don’t miss this exciting opportunity to order the original movie novelization! Now a WB TV series, Entertainment Weekly calls Buffy, the Vampire Slayer ‘this season’s most distinctive and sharply written new show.’.

The Evil That Men Do (By:Nancy Holder)

EVIL DWELLS HERE After a vicious shooting spree, the town of Sunnydale is shell shocked. What could have sparked the random rampage? Buffy Summers can guess. Considering the prophetic dreams she’s been having, the Slayer suspects possession by an especially malevolent force. As the police follow their typical false leads, the Slayerettes start up their own research into possible paranormal causes. But when Oz’s van is discovered on the side of the road, minus one teen wolf, a distraught Willow turns on Buffy, disrupting the investigation. With the pressure in Sunnydale mounting, the residents’ reactions to stress grow increasingly unpredictable. The Slayer continues her search for answers, narrowly surviving an attack by a well trained and powerful vampire who brought a gruesome death to every Slayer who crossed her path. Is this the ancient creature behind the recent influx of evil? Or is there another influence…
close to home?

Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row

‘…
You got Slayer problems. You know what I find works real good with Slayers? Killing them.’ ‘Oh yeah, I did a couple Slayers in my time. Don’t like to brag. Oh, who am I kidding, I love to brag. There was one Slayer, during the Boxer Rebellion…
‘ ‘We like to talk big, vampires do. ‘I’m gonna destroy the world,’ just tough guy talk, strutting around with your friends over a pint of blood…
Truth is, I like this world. You got dog racing, Manchester United, Love Boat, and you got people. Billions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs…
‘ In the second hardcover installment of the bestselling Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, Christopher Golden, coauthor of The Watcher’s Guide ‘fans will suck this tome dry’ Entertainment Weekly and Immortal ‘Golden and Holder smartly expand upon the show’s slangy lingo and display deep insight into the characters.’ Entertainment Weekly, presents a unique supernatural tale that finds fan favorite demon lovers Spike and Drusilla wreaking havoc throughout war torn Europe as only they can. As long as there have been demons, there have been Slayers. But Slayers have short life expectancies and high mortality rates. Which is why there exists a list of Pretty Maids All in a Row It’s 1940, and Europe is ravaged by World War II an ideal environment for two gleefully destructive monsters. Drusilla’s birthday that is, the anniversary of her resurrection as a vampire impends and her devoted paramour Spike wants to celebrate in style. What more perfect a gift than the legendary necklace known as Freyja’s Strand a chain of metal so potently magical that it instantly imbues its wearer with the ability to shape shift at will? The problem is, no one’s sure that the bauble even exists. Until Spike learns of a demon named Skrymir, who claims not only to possess the necklace, but is willing to trade. Skrymir’s true desire is to be rid of the most persistent thorns in his side, the Watchers’ Council and the Slayer, so that he can implement his vision of world domination. Spike’s task is to infiltrate Council head quarters and get his hands on the list of all young women currently in training to take over as Slayer should they be called. In exchange for the necklace, Spike must kill the current Slayer, a brazen young woman named Sophie, as well as all of the Slayers in Waiting that exist the ‘pretty maids all in a row.’ To Spike, this sounds like fun, and he sets off on a spree. Sophie and her Watcher, Yanna, are determined to stop whoever has been slaughtering all of the potential Slayers. If Spike and Drusilla succeed with their plans of bloodlust and power, it could mean the end of the Chosen One all of the Chosen Ones forever…

The Willow Files, Vol. 2 (By:Yvonne Navarro)

‘Now we’re supposed to be deciding what we wanna do with our lives and I realized that’s what I want to do. Fight evil…
. It’s a good fight, Buffy, and I want in.’ Since the self proclaimed ‘science nerd’ had the odd luck to fall in with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow Rosenberg has come into her own. As a member of the Scooby Gang, Willow used her skills as savvy ‘Net girl to help save the world on more than one occasion. But as time passed, Willow’s powers evolved from Web surfing to the limitless realm of magic. And with that change came some difficult life lessons. Willow has always longed for more parental guidance, but when Sunnydale’s adults are swept up in a witch hunt, Willow finds that her mother’s judgment really bums. And who knew that her forays into the black arts would bring her literally face to face with an alter ego ‘Old Reliable’ never imagined existed? Ultimately, though, when it comes time to take charge of her future, Willow realizes that whether it be as a computer hacker or Wicca extraordinaire, she can go further than she had ever dreamed…
by staying right where she has been all along.

Revenant (By:Mel Odom)

When a Chinese gang hits Sunnydale, racial tensions in the community are sparked. Buffy has seen the baddies shake down Willy the Snitch, so naturally her Slayer senses are up. But to Willow, the situation poses a more personal threat. Her new friend Jia Li has been feeling the backlash from this cross cultural hostility and it’s tearing her family apart. Jia remains true to her ancient cultural heritage, but her brother, the angry, outspoken Lok, is ready to toss out old Chinese customs for the modern American lifestyle. And he’s willing to use the occult for just that purpose. Suddenly, a beautiful martial arts warrior arrives on the scene. It’s impossible to tell where her allegiance lies, but Xander whose romances are becoming habitually complicated is smitten, Giles is in full research mode, and before long, Buffy is wondering who’s behind the gang warfare. Is supernatural evil brewing?

Tempted Champions (By:Yvonne Navarro)

Fallen Angels Buffy’s shaken to learn that Celina, the new girl in town, is actually a vamp who’s heard of Buffy’s rep. She’s here to challenge the Slayer and even Angel in L.A. is concerned that this time, Buffy may be in over her head. Celina’s not the only monster skulking about the neighborhood. D’Hoffryn has returned to Sunnydale to offer Anya another chance as a vengeance demon. Can she give up her romance with Xander and the friendships she’s forged as a mortal for another shot at immortality even if it comes with a horrific price tag? Dawn tries to explain to Anya that humanity is worth the occasional heartache, even as she has doubts of her own. Suddenly Buffy learns the terrifying truth about Celina: she’s not just any vamp she was once a Slayer herself. Buffy has struggled with her own dark side enough to question the subtle distinction between ‘Slayer’ and killer. If Celina turned Buffy, and Willow restored Buffy’s soul, could she possibly find love with Angel at last? And, more importantly, would she still be a hero?

The Book of Fours (By:Nancy Holder)

In the third hardcover installment of the bestselling Buffy the Vampire Slayer series Nancy Holder, coauthor of Immortal ‘Golden and Holder smartly expand on the show’s slangy lingo and display deep insight into the characters’ Entertainment Weekly presents an epic tale that bridges the gap between Buffy and her immediate predecessor. Here, the Slayer is united with her sisters, and all are pitted against an ancient force manifested in the four elements. The Book of Fours When an old classmate of Buffy’s from L.A. is killed and Willow is severely injured in a car accident, both in the space of one week, the Slayer must yet again face the vulnerabilities of her mortal friends. No one is invincible, least of all the Slayer herself. After all, Buffy’s very existence as the Chosen One bears witness to the demise of countless Slayers called before her. At the same time, from a place of nightmares which Buffy and Faith share a terrible evil invades Sunnydale, setting off a quartet of disasters: A controlled burn of some old forest growth escalates into a raging fire that threatens to devour the town; astonishingly high tides at the beach take out boats, oceanfront property, and innocent bystanders; a hurricane pummels the beleaguered town, but does not quench the fire; and a massive earthquake erupts, disgorging pockets of natural gas from huge sinkholes. Clearly, these catastrophes are linked to the Slayers’ nightmares, which revolve around four strangely swathed, indistinct figures. One is burning, one is dripping wet; one is covered in mud, one shrouded in windswept linen. Each trudges across pristine desert sand dunes carrying a box of grafted skin and bone that Faith thinks she recognizes from a previous battle. Research leads Giles to the Watcher’s Diaries, where he learns that the last Slayer to encounter a similar container was India Cohen Buffy’s immediate predecessor. Strangely, Buffy has never given much thought to the young girl whose death activated her own era as the Chosen One. But now she must draw on the strength of those who came before her or something else will draw on hers. For Buffy is being stalked by a monstrous force that journeys through time, fortifying itself by draining the primal power of a Slayer. Mortal though she may be, if she wishes to stop this demonic presence, Buffy must orient herself on a continuum that predates even humanity itself…

Paleo (By:Yvonne Navarro)

Prehistoric Hysteria

Buffy Summers and her gang know that Sunnydale is a haven for outsiders, whether of the supernatural or strictly adolescent variety. Shy transfer student Kevin Sanderson is no exception. But Kevin instantly finds a mentor in Daniel, a paleontologist and fellow dino phile at the Sunnydale Museum of Natural History. When Buffy starts hearing rumors of alligators in the sewers, she has to wonder about Kevin and Daniel’s hobbies.

Meanwhile, the Slayerettes are having extracurricular excitement of their own. Alysa, a hotshot talent agent, wants to represent the Dingoes, and she’s offering the Scooby Gang fame and fortune. If she’s legit, it could be Oz’s big break. But Buffy’s too busy to run a background check Daniel and Kevin have reanimated an ancient creature with a new agenda…
an agenda that begins and ends with the destruction of the Slayer…
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Ghoul Trouble (By:,John Passarella)

Something wicked has been preying on Sunnydale students and whatever it is, its methods are pretty gruesome. Buffy locates some human bones that have been picked clean, and knows that she’s dealing with an unearthly evil. Some help from the Scooby Gang would be ideal, but they’ve run into trouble of their own. Oz and Xander are literally perhaps unnaturally mesmerized by a hottie new chick band headlining at the Bronze, and Willow has been captured by Sunnydale’s latest resident carnivores. What they need is the Slayer. But in order to help her friends, Buffy must first dust a vampire one that has an urgent interest in Joyce Summers, the unique ability to resist sunlight, and an open invitation to the Summers’ house…

Oz: Into the Wild

One werewolf’s personal journey in seach of truth and enlightenment; When Willow first dated laconic laid back Daniel Osborne, guitarist with hip campus band Dingoes Ate My Baby, it didn’t matter to her that he turned into a werewolf every time there was a full moon. After all, as she said to him, ‘Three days of the month I’m not much fun to be around either.’ But when Oz’s savage instincts threaten to overwhelm him and he fears he can no longer control his impulses even outside the full moon, he decides that he’s no longer safe for Willow to be around. Leaving a devastated Willow behind him he drops out of college and vanishes out of her life, telling her only that he will return when he is confident he can control the wolf within. Viewers of Buffy Season Four will know that he does return and that thanks to a sage in Tibet he did indeed learn to master the wolfish part of his nature. Christopher Golden’s fabulous tale fills in the gaps…
where he went in his search for knowledge and whom he encountered, what happened to him on his travels and exactly how he learned to find that inner strength and peace.

Crossings (By:Mel Odom)

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME Buffy and Dawn are having difficulty settling into their new roles, now that their mother is gone. Buffy herself is reluctant to cross over to the role of parent, and the two are bickering more than usual. In fact, Buffy’s distraction prevents her from noticing strange behavior among the video game crowd. One of Xander’s friends goes medieval outside the Sunnydale movie theatre, laughing and babbling that he can’t be stopped he’s only in town on a temporary visa. Puzzled, Anya and Xander investigate. It seems that people who’ve been testing a new video game have been demonstrating creepy tics. As the Slayer attempts to put all of the pieces together, Anya is abducted into an alternate demon universe. Buffy had better figure out how to get her friend back to Sunnydale, before the game is over, for good…

The Wisdom of War

When Sunnydale’s shores are invaded by an ancient, demonic threat from beneath the waves, and its citizens begin to undergo a horrible transformation, the Council of Watchers’ response is immediate and unequivocal. Kill the creatures. Kill them all. But there are mysteries upon mysteries here, and Buffy is sure that the Council is hiding something. When she refuses to cooperate, the Council turns its attention southward, to another Slayer who may be more willing to execute their plans. That the Watchers Council can be both pragmatic and ruthless is not in doubt. The ‘wetworks’ team they despatched first to capture and later to kill the errant Faith provides ample proof of that. But the assassination squad that should have taken Faith out failed to complete their assignment, leaving the rogue Slayer alive and apparently repentant in a Los Angeles jail. Desperate times require desperate measures. But is it wise of the Council to try to use her now?

Chosen (By:Nancy Holder)

BIGGEST BADDEST BUFFY OF THEM ALL The First has come to Sunnydale and set its sights on taking down the Slayer. On the side of the White Hats: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Anya, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Faith, Angel, and an assortment of young, innocent, untried Potentials. In this season spanning storyline, Buffy Summers will learn about the primeval origins of her own strength, and have the opportunity to train those would succeed her. And as the forces of evil find their way back to the Hellmouth where it all began the Slayer will uncover what being the Chosen One is all about: Power. ‘She’s laid down her life literally to protect the people around her. This girl has died, two times, and she’s still standing. You’re scared, that’s smart. You got questions, you should. But you doubt her motive, you think Buffy is about the kill…
then you take the little bus to battle. I’ve see her heart this time not literally and I’ll tell you right now she cares more about your lives than you will ever know. You gotta trust her. She’s earned it.’ Xander, ‘Dirty Girls’

Blood and Fog (By:Nancy Holder)


The strongest magick ever distilled, and the deadliest butcher England has ever known…


Buffy Summers is on the trail of a killer demon in Sunnydale, and reluctantly accepts the help of Spike. Anything’s better than his moping around. But Spike as usual has his own agenda, and it involves something the demon is carrying: a vial of pure magickal power. Spike knows plenty of people and demons who will pay top dollar for this vial: Doc, Rack…
and an ancient evil known as The First.

Spike has encountered The First before. In the good old days in Victorian London, when Spike, Drusilla, Angelus, and Darla ran through the night in pursuit of dark fun, another evil being was stalking the streets, dispatching young women with brutal efficiency. But when the so called ‘Jack the Ripper’ struck too close to their twisted ‘family,’ the vampires found themselves on the same side as the Slayer of that time. Working to bring down Jack, and running afoul of The First, Spike and the Slayer formed an uneasy alliance, which followed Spike all through the twentieth century to present day Sunnydale, now blanketed in a mysterious fog…
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Chaos Bleeds (By:James A. Moore)

Reunion Life on the Hellmouth a.k.a. Sunnydale, California has always involved a steady parade of demons intent on ruining Buffy Summers’s nightlife. Staying at the top of her game means Buffy’s racked up some powerful enemies. Now an old nemesis has returned: Ethan Rayne, a college ‘friend’ of Giles’s, has arrived in Sunnydale, and this time he actually wants Buffy’s help. Not surprisingly, he’s run afoul of The First an ancient evil that predates humankind. And now The First has made Ethan a deal he can’t refuse: ultimate power. All he has to do is lure Buffy into battle. With their sanity on the line, the gang is going to need all the help they can get. Enter Spike and Faith…

Queen of the Slayers (By:Nancy Holder)

No vacation. No benefits. And the only retirement is an early death. With the closing of the Hellmouth and the awakening of hundreds of potential slayers, Buffy Summers thought she had overturned the Slayer’s self sacrifice and earned herself a much deserved break. But the thrill of victory is short lived. The Forces of Darkness are not ones to graciously accept defeat, and the collective rage unites disparate and powerful parties more eager than ever to reclaim dominance. Willow’s magickal distribution of the slayer essence left girls across the world discovering their latent power. Giles races to reorganize the now much needed Watchers Council, and the Scoobies relocate to Europe. And there in Rome, Buffy is drawn to the Immortal a charismatic, if inscrutable, figure. But then comes word that a number of the fresh slayers are being coerced to join an army of slayers governed by the mysterious ‘Queen of the Slayers,’ an awesome evil determined to claim the intoxicating slayer essence for herself. Xander is sent to Africa to learn more about the origin of the slayer essence. Instead, he returns to report that, alarmingly, there’s not enough good in the world to counteract the overabundance of evil, and that the deciding apocalypse is drawing much too near. Alliances are formed and loyalties betrayed as it comes down to slayer versus slayer, leading to an ultimate battle of champions from Buffy’s past and present. And then an unimaginable gift arrives…

Blackout (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido)

THE DARK IS COMING…
. New York City in 1977 is vampire heaven. Serial killer Son of Sam is often blamed for their hits, and a citywide blackout gives them free reign of the streets, allowing them to get away with murder. Spike and his beloved Drusilla are in the Big Apple taking advantage of the situation, as is Vampire Slayer Nikki Wood, who has hunkered down with her son, Robin, in a Times Square apartment where she thinks they’ll be safe. But no matter where she goes, Nikki has to watch her back. Spike has only one thing on his mind: to slay a slayer. Adding to Spike’s list of challenges is a corrupt local vampire community that catches wind of his presence, and when they start messing with him, things get bloody interesting.

The Deathless (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido)

As if Ring Day weren’t enough to make Buffy Summers anxious she can’t even afford one of the less expensive silver bands, the Slayer has her hands full trying to figure out why an average split level house in Sunnydale has all the vampires spooked. When she arrives at the library to discuss this new development with Giles, a package he’s received from an old folklorist in Russia reveals what’s going on: The stars are properly aligned for an attempt to resurrect Koschei the Deathless, a long dead evil sorcerer. So while her classmates are busy choosing rings to demonstrate their school spirit, Buffy must figure out how to keep someone from reviving Koschei and, should she need to resort to plan B, how to kill him again. A little investigating soon leads Buffy and the gang to the necromancer who originally killed the sorcerer, an immortal Russian sorceress named Yulia Dryanushkina, who can control vampires which explains their reluctance to pass by her place of residence. When the crew pays Yulia a visit, she assures them that with Willow’s assistance, she would be able to kill the sorcerer again should he be revived. Neither Buffy nor Willow are particularly comfortable with aligning themselves with the necromancer, but they have no other choice when, twenty four hours later, the vampires start behaving strangely…
and half the senior class goes missing.

Dark Congress

Since the beginning of time, the demonic races have gathered every century to resolve conflicts among them and to determine the course of their future. This centennial event was called the Dark Congress. In the second century b.c., however, the Dark Congress failed to resolve their conflicts. Instead, the Congress ignited into a war that drove wedges between the various demon races from that time until now. And all of it began as a result of Kandida, the great North African river demon, being nearly killed by forces in the Congress and magically entombed in the riverbank. But now, Kandida is free, and for the first time in centuries, the Dark Congress is being called again. All demon races and other varieties of supernatural creatures have been called to gather at the Hellmouth in Providence, Rhode Island. Some gather in hopes of resolution, some in favor of war, and Kandida is tasked to broker a treaty and guide the Congress to peace, wherein everyone might simply agree to disagree. And so the demons gather under a banner of a truce. But the demons still harbor many bitter disagreements with one another. The Congress must have an arbiter of these conflicts, and that someone is Buffy Summers. Buffy is horrified and disgusted to be included. After all, she is not a demon…
is she? She knows so little about her powers that she cannot say for certain where they truly spring from. How can she spend so much time wallowing in the darkness without becoming part of it? Can she possibly agree to a truce with all the horrors of the world, and allow them to come Providence without any attempt to stop them? And does she have a choice?

One Thing or Your Mother (By:Kirsten Beyer)

It’s tough being a teenage Slayer. On the verge of failing her junior year thanks to annoying Principal Snyder, who seems to be acting even stranger than usual lately Buffy agrees to meet with a tutor. Not helping her studies is the fact that lately she’s been exhausted, waking up each morning feeling more tired than she did the night before. To make matters even worse, she’s tasked with investigating the disappearance of a child…
a little girl who happens to have gone missing mere hours before a child vampire surfaced in Sunnydale, accompanied by a wheelchair bound male who fits Spike’s description perfectly. Fighting off exhaustion and uneasy at the prospect of staking a child vamp, Buffy learns that Principal Snyder is the target of a sleep deprivation spell that has taken over Sunnydale. Putting aside her fear that her tutor is out to get her, and hoping that the sleeping spell is affecting both humans and demons, Buffy investigates Snyder’s odd behavior. She follows him to his childhood home to discover that he has arranged to have his abusive mother banished to the demon dimension. Meanwhile, Drusilla, who has been playing mother figure to the child vampire, is learning how difficult it is to be a parent. As sleep takes hold of the citizens of Sunnydale, Buffy begins to realize that unless she breaks the spell soon, the nightmare is just beginning.

Endangered Species (By:Nancy Holder,Jeff Mariotte,,Jeffrey J. Mariotte)

Cordelia Chase is accustomed to being rocked by excruciating visions courtesy of the Powers That Be, but that doesn’t mean that she is impervious to them. She is particularly disturbed to be visited with the image of someone she knows. It’s Faith whose recent incarceration, it would seem, is the least of her problems. Angel wastes no time in heading off to jail to check on the once rogue warrior, who admits to having noticed various creepies of the supernatural, rather than criminal, variety going bump in the night. She can’t really investigate thoroughly for fear of giving away her status as Slayer to her fellow inmates. The picture becomes clearer when Chaz Escobar, a onetime game hunter, arrives at Angel Investigations. He explains that he is searching for his wife, Marianna, a vampire. He had been working on the cure for her vampirism on a small, distant island but she escaped. Chaz suspects her for being the monster harassing Faith. When Faith is magickally sprung from jail straight into Marianna’s clutches Angel’s Team and Chaz are off to Fantasy Island. Once there, however, they discover that Chaz’s secondary goal is to rid the world of vampires even those with a soul. If Angel aligns himself with Chaz even to the point of self sacrifice, his atonement will truly be complete. But before the two can retrieve the magickal chalice required for the destruction of vampires, they find themselves prey of a species of questionable evolution orchestrated by creatures of true evil: the lawyers of Wolfram & Hart.

Cursed (By:Mel Odom)

ANGEL VS. SPIKE Sulking around the Slayer in Sunnydale, the vampire Spike has often run into demons intent on punishing him for throwing in with the White Hats. But when there are hints of a more organized campaign dedicated to vanquishing the vampire with a chip in his head, Spike sets off on the trail of whoever’s put a hit out on him. Meanwhile, in the City of Angels, the vampire with a soul finds that the search for a mystical object is tied to his days as the vicious Angelus. Then Spike his former partner in carnage arrives in L.A. Each nursing a grudge, and with the specter of Buffy in both of their cold, dead hearts, the two vampires reluctantly work together…
until their torturous past catches up with them!

Impressions (By:Doranna Durgin)

Even if it takes an eternity, he will make amends…
. ROCK SOLID An otherwise peaceful day at Angel Investigations is disturbed by the arrival of a desperate man and the demon at his heels. The gang quickly disposes of the monster, only to find that it decomposes the instant it dies, leaving them with little by way of identifying characteristics. The man is of no help, as he’s fallen victim to a stolen identity scam; he’s been wooed by a false Angel and is consequently distrustful of the real deal. And he’s certainly not going to give up the ancient stone he’s pocketed. Angel’s freaked by the thought of his very own impersonator and Cordy’s quick to point out all the more worthy celebrities residing in the greater L.A. vicinity but he doesn’t have time to reflect on the weirdness of the situation. Lorne’s reporting some majorly bad mojo over at Caritas that needs handling. But what ever’s getting under all the local demons’ skin seems to be affecting Angel as well. Will the real Dark Avenger please stand up?

Monster Island (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski)

‘You never know until you’re tested.’ Doyle, ‘Hero’ Since he arrived in Los Angeles, Angel’s mission has been to help the helpless. He has saved countless innocents in his city. However, one escaped his grasp: Doyle, the hard drinking, easy living half demon who came to Angel on a vision quest. Doyle sacrificed himself and in turn reconciled his internal conflict toward his own demonic heritage, leaving Angel with Cordelia and, ultimately, a new cadre to carry on with the good fight. And fight they do. But as the group squares off against evil in the City of Angels, little do they know that back in Sunnydale trouble is brewing as usual. A shakedown of snitches yields info: Someone other than Buffy has been slaying and whoever it is, he or she is strictly after half breeds, going so far as to lie in wait to attack. It doesn’t add up, and the Scoobies are stumped. Back in L.A. the picture becomes clearer when Angel Investigations is visited by an unexpected guest. It’s Doyle’s father, a Brachen demon named Axtius. He’s come to give Doyle a gift: Daddy’s going to rid Doyle of his pesky human side. In fact he’s looking to rid the world of half breeds. He’s not happy to learn that Doyle’s gone, and if someone is to be blamed, it’s Angel. But Axtius doesn’t have time to point fingers he knows where the mixed blood demons have set up camp. Before long Buffy and her avengers have assembled right alongside Angel and Co. Both slayer and vampire have skirted the boundaries of humanity, but neither can support a massacre. A crime against monsters is a crime nonetheless…
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Sanctuary (By:Jeff Mariotte)

Even if it takes an eternity, he will make amends…
SAFE HAVEN Angel and Co. are enjoying a rare moment of relaxation at the karaoke bar Caritas when a loud explosion draws the gang and the rest of the bar’s patrons outside. A building across the way is on fire, but the conflagration is nothing more than a diversionary tactic to distract people from a drive by shooting! And when the smoke clears, Fred is missing. It’s obvious she’s been kidnapped, so Angel, Lorne, Cordy, Wes, and Gunn set about questioning everyone within the immediate radius. At least ten demons were direct eyewitnesses. One problem, though: Each tells a different story of what he, she, or it saw. It could have been gang warfare monster style or Fred could have wandered home without saying good bye. One thing quickly becomes clear: Demons don’t make for the most reliable sources…
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Out of the Madhouse (With: Nancy Holder)

KNOCKIN’ ON EVIL’S DOOR

Werewolves. Trolls. Sea Monsters. Rain of toads. Skyquakes. Sunnydale is being besieged by dark forces. But even with Buffy providing her unique style of damage control while Giles is hospitalized out of town, it’s more than one Slayer can handle especially since the abominations are coming from a centuries old portal through time and space.

Somehow, the hell hole must be found and corked at its source. For Buffy, Angel, and the rest of her gang, that means a road trip to Boston where an ailing Gatekeeper resides over a supernatural mansion that has been, until recently, holding the world’s worst monsters at bay. Once there, Buffy discovers the catastrophic truth: the magical structure houses thousands of rooms, all of which are doorways to limbo’s ‘ghost roads,’ and all of which may bring her face to face with the most nefarious forces in hell and on earth forces bent on horrific plans far worse than the Slayer ever imagined.

Ghost Roads (With: Nancy Holder)

Buffy, Oz and Angel are Europe bound, only they’re not flying any airlines. They’re travelling the ‘ghost roads’ of limbo in search of Jacques Regnier, sole heir of the dying Gatekeeper whose Boston mansion is the supernatural barrier restraining thousands of the otherworld’s most nightmarish monsters. The evil Sons of Entropy will do anything to destroy the gate even if it means trading the power laden Spear of Longinus to the vampires who are holding Jacques. Back home, the ghost ship Flying Dutchman has set sail for Sunnydale, determined to shanghai new crewmen dead or alive. For Willow, Xander, Cordelia and Giles, it’s an ocean of trouble; especially when the monstrous Kraken reemerges with a vengeance…

Sons of Entropy (With: Nancy Holder)

All Hell is Breaking Loose Led by the fanatical Il Maestro, the Sons of Entropy are assaulting the supernatural Boston mansion that holds back the realm of monsters, and stealing the life force from the besieged Gatekeeper. In limbo, the Ghost Roads are crumbling, becoming weak and unstable where Hell and the Otherworld have begun seeping in, blurring the passages that lead to the human world. And Xander lies mortally wounded from a failed attempt to free Joyce Summers from the clutches of the zealots who hold her hostage. With the Gatekeeper rapidly weakening, Buffy sends Willow and Cordelia to escort Xander along the Ghost Roads to the Gatehouse, which may hold his only hope of survival. Meanwhile, she, Giles, and an unlikely band of allies take their fight to the very mouth of Hell itself, desperately hoping to save Joyce and repel the evil spawn before Sunnydale becomes a demonic ground zero. Only then can Buffy safeguard the Gatekeeper’s eleven year old heir, the only one able to prevent the ultimate destruction of humanity.

Dark Times

Consequences Sunnydale has always been a haven for creatures of the underworld. But when Buffy Summers awakes in a possible future, she is stunned to discover that Southern California has fallen under vampire rule. Buffy learns that her Slayerettes have already rallied together against the new order. But they’re different now: Willow is a full fledged sorceress, Xander a battle scarred, humorless man, and Oz a frightening split personality. Almost more shocking is that Faith’s gone, and a new Slayer has been called in her stead. Buffy’s astonished at the terrifying alternate reality for which only she herself is to blame. Back in the present, Buffy’s friends can’t figure out why the Slayer is behaving so strangely. They don’t realize that the Prophet has inhabited her body. Either they’re going to have to bring their friend back or Buffy herself, still trapped in the future, will have to find her own way home but not before confronting her worst nightmare…
. To be continued…

Prophecies

Buffy Summers’ adjustment to life at U.S. Sunnydale has not gone smoothly. She feels awkward, insecure, and a bit jealous that Willow’s all over the college life. So when the spirit of deceased Slayer Lucy Hanover appears to Buffy in a dream with news of impending danger, the timing couldn’t be worse. Besides, there’s plenty of evil afoot as it is. A unified troop of vampires has descended upon Sunnydale, operating with a cohesion unusual to most bloodsuckers. Giles thinks a spell will help the gang combat these foes, but tension between Buffy and Willow gets in the way of demon hunting. Before long, a single moment of bad judgment catapults Buffy into an alternate future dimension where vampires reign supreme. Imprisoned in the body of her 24 tear old self, the Slayer must uncover her past misstep and correct it or risk facing a terrifying monster that she herself has created…

King of the Dead

DOPPELG NGLAND Sunnydale. Five years into the future. A bleak, post apocalyptic future for which the Slayer herself is responsible. Her mother has been killed. Angel is missing and presumed dead. Her friends are different, harder. But that’s not the worst of it. Buffy’s enemies are different, too…
. In this alternate reality, old foes are wreaking havoc in vampire dominated Southern California. This in and of itself is no surprise. But when Buffy learns that even the vicious Spike is merely a minion, lackey to the chief bloodsucker, she is rocked to the core. For he serves none other than Giles, the Vampire King. Whom Buffy must face and conquer as her friends back in real time struggle to bring her disembodied spirit home…
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Original Sins

HOMECOMING Joyce Summers is dead. Spike has been slain and Faith, rogue Slayer, is gone as well. Southern California has fallen under vampire rule. And Rupert Giles is Vampire King. Buffy can hold no one but herself responsible for this grim possible future; her own insecurities and petty jealousies led to this moment. She must now gather her inner strength and combat the demon that inhabits the corpse of her most trusted mentor. With the help of Willow and the Slayerettes, Buffy must invoke the elements, stave off a vampire stronghold, and return to her real time body but not before identifying and preventing the misstep that brought about the oppression of those she holds closest…
. The Conclusion

Netherwar

Fairchild. Grunge. Rainmaker. Burnout. Freefall. Five teenagers brought together by the covert ops organization I/O to be the next generation of super powered operatives: Gen13. Unwilling to be I/O’s pawns, Gen13 escaped their clutches with the help of renegade I/O agent John Lynch. Now they must stop their creators from gaining access to the demonic power of the Hellgate and possibly from destroying the world as well!

Accursed

Even death could not stop Britain’s greatest defenders.

In 1838, William and Tamara Swift inherit a startling legacy from their dying grandfather, transforming them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of England. But the shocked, neophyte sorcerers also inherit unique allies in their battle against the dark forces. Fighting alongside them are the famous even infamous Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson.

When strange and hideous creatures appear in the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to launch an epic battle that may rage all the way to Buckingham Palace…
and beyond. Time is running out as William and Tamara must learn whether their friends will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.

From Amber Benson, known for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood Road, comes a vengeful tale of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth century London. Based on the smash BBC Web series that took England by storm, Ghosts of Albion is a horror adventure laced with dark humor and darker lusts.

Witchery

A fabulously entertaining combination of Victorian conventions, sensuous undertones, and some seriously evil magic. Charlaine Harris, author of Dead to the World, on Ghosts of Albion: AccursedBefore you can save Albion, you must destroy the poison in its black heart. William and Tamara Swift’s newfound sorcerous powers as Protectors of Albion pale before the demonic forces threatening Britannia. But William and Tamara have formidable allies in Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson England s noble, notorious Ghosts of Albion. Responding to a plea from Cornwall, Tamara discovers that the rumors of young women, both human and fairy, vanishing without a trace are horribly true. Instead of hard clues, she uncovers only whispers of witches, infernal abductions, and a pyre of innocents planned for the solstice. Indeed, Tamara has never faced a more dangerous task for the legendary land of King Arthur s Camelot also harbors dark, bloody deeds and a waking evil. Soon nothing, not even mighty Albion, will be safe from the deadly peril. Amber Benson, who immortalized Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award winning author of the Shadow Saga, have created a voluptuous, twisted thriller. Based on the BBC Web series that became a smash hit in England, Ghosts of Albion: Witchery brings to life a sizzling, ninteenth century world of fiends, phantoms, and spine tingling terror. Praise for Ghosts of Albion: Accursed Demons, bodice ripping passion, and some good old murky London gloom; all one can ask for in a dark night s reading. Kirkus Reviews Equal doses of dark humor and genuine horror. Library Journal

The Lost Army (With: Mike Mignola)

The hero: Forty years after being rescued from Axis powers at the end of World War II, he’s a top field agent for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Development. He questions the unknown, then beats it into submission. And he’s a blood red, cloven hoofed demon with a tail and stone right hand named Hellboy.

The girl: Dr. Anastasia Bransfield is the old flame from Hellboy’s past. Beautiful and tough, Anastasia wishes they could reunite under better circumstances. But she needs his raw power and knowledge of the unknown to help her search team solve…

The mystery: Around 525 B.C., a fifty thousand strong Persian army, while crossing the conquered Egyptian desert, inexplicably vanished from the face of the earth. Two millennia later, amid mounting hostilities between Libya and joint allied forces, a group of British archaeologists has met that same fate, disappearing without a trace along the edge of the Great Sand Sea.

The evil: From the mythical oasis of Ammon, the dead utter a warning to Hellboy, Anastasia and their companions: leave now or die. And be careful of the spiders. Hellboy has no recourse but to dig deeper, below the hot sands of the Sahara. As usual, what he finds is worse than even the world’s greatest paranormal agent could bargain for an immortal sorcerer named Hazred, who sees Hellboy as the instrument to summon back an even greater evil banished from our world eons before. And any who stand against him will fall before the undead legions of The Lost Army.

The Bones of Giants (With: Mike Mignola)

On the frozen shores of Sweden, lighting strikes from a clear sky. The skeleton of a huge man is revealed, its fingers clutched around the handle of an iron hammer. No one who comes to see this marvel from Norse mythology can lift it no one but Hellboy, who lifts the hammer just in time for lightning to strike again, welding it to his hand, and leading him towards a bizarre series of visions and encounters. Chris Golden, author of the popular Hellboy: The Lost Army novel, makes his return to the character, in a novel illustrated by Mike Mignola, award winning creator of Hellboy, and production designer of Disney’s summer blockbuster, Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

On Earth As It Is In Hell (By:Brian Hodge)

Fifty years ago, a blood red, cloven hoofed demon was conjured up by Axis powers at the end of World War II, but adopted by the United States government, which gave him the name Hellboy and raised him in secrecy. Today, Hellboy is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown then beats it into submission. His latest case: Angels have attacked the Vatican, destroying an entire floor of the building’s precious library. That’s a new one, even for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. The BPRD dispatches Hellboy and his amphibious colleague, Abe Sapien, to investigate. When they arrive on the scene, they discover that thousands of documents from all eras of history have been destroyed except for one, saved from the holy fire by an obsessive scholar. His prize? An ancient scroll allegedly written by Jesus the Nazarene decades after the crucifixion. Hellboy’s first thought is that the scroll was the focus of the seraphim’s attack but why would heavenly creatures undertake such violence and ruin? The answer to this puzzle will lead Hellboy down a terrifying trail to ancient gods, vengeful demons, and a hidden world made of the purest evil…
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Unnatural Selection (By:Tim Lebbon)

Hordes of terrifying mythical creatures suddenly appear across the globe a dragon perched on the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, a thirty foot alligator lurking in the canals of Venice, a griffin slaughtering horses in Madrid, giant vampire bats, mermaids, gremlins. As the destruction and death toll escalate rapidly, Hellboy and the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence arm themselves for battle.

The God Machine (By:Thomas E. Sniegoski)

Hellboy, a bloodred, cloven hoofed demon raised by the United States government, is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown then beats it into submission. Religious artifacts from every faith are disappearing without a trace. The identity of the perpetrator is a complete mystery until Hellboy and Liz Sherman acting on an unlikely tip from a ghost foil a museum heist attempted by crude, robotic constructs inhabited by human spirits. One of these freed human spirits offers to help Hellboy track down those who imprisoned him: a fanatical order of psychics obsessed with creating a new messiah, one that will bring about a new stage of evolution for mankind whether mankind is willing or not. Now only Hellboy and his colleagues stand between a vulnerable humanity and an evil, vengeful god…
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The Dragon Pool

Hellboy, a bloodred, cloven hoofed demon raised by the United States government, is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown then beats it into submission. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy’s ex girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary ‘Dragon King Pool’ thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land. But Anastasia’s triumph at her discovery is short lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him…
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Emerald Hell (By:Tom Piccirilli)

Hellboy comes to the crossroads in Enigma, Georgia, a small town best by strange occurrences. Sent to keep an eye on Sarah Nail, a young girl hiding from the curse of her family, Hellboy becomes entangled in the blood debt of evil mystical preacher, Brother Jester. Stuck between human malice and the mysteries of the occult, Hellboy comes up against an intrigue of ghosts, demon trees, talking bullfrogs, and a race of lost mutant children.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (By:Robert Greenberger)

After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call Hellboy. Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense pyrotechnic girlfriend Liz Sherman, aquatic empathy Abe Sapien, and protoplasmic mystic Johann the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.

The All-Seeing Eye (By:Mark Morris)

Hellboy has his hands full. While the supernatural is on a rampage in London, a series of brutal ‘Torso Murders’ turns up at various sites around the city. All of the corpses are headless, limbless, and drained of their blood. Called in to investigate the killings, B.P.R.D. agents Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman discover a wellspring of black magic under the London streets. They also find a sack of heads. Hellboy descends into the dark underworld of London, encountering demons who prophesy the coming of plague and the opening of an eye to the otherworld, bringing forth death and destruction upon the land.

The Fire Wolves (By:Tim Lebbon)

Hellboy is called to Amalfi, Italy, by Franca, a young member of the Esposito family. She fears that a dark curse on her family is about to claim her cousin as its next victim. Hellboy makes his way to their large home, and he encounters a flaming demon a fire wolf which he successfully fights off. Hellboy and Franca make their way to Pompeii, where Franca remembers seeing an image of the fire wolf whilst on an archaeological dig. Hellboy unearths the shriveled corpse of a demon hunter who was buried during the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius, and it tells him of the fire demon that escaped the grip of the volcano leading to that devastating eruption. Attacked again by the fire wolf, Hellboy and Franca have to make their way back to Amalfi to confront Adamo Esposito, the family elder. But already the volcano is rumbling again, and an eruption even more devastating than that historical catastrophe looks very, very close!

Lobster Johnson (By:Thomas E. Sniegoski)

Ripped from the pages of Hellboy! Where greed and the occult walk hand in hand, where mobsters and monsters prowl the streets, none escape the justice of Lobster Johnson! In the years before World War II, Jonas Chapel was a respected physician, until his appetite for vice got the best of him and he found himself on the run from one of New York’s most powerful mob bosses. On the lam in Mexico, Chapel stumbles across a powerful witch and a cursed skeleton and the power to transform men into monsters. Now, he’s back in New York, selling his creations to the highest bidder. Only one man, backed by his team of trusted sidekicks, stands in his way. But will the Lobster’s resolve be enough to shut down Chapel’s twisted Satan Factory before New York itself is consumed?

The Ice Wolves (By:Mark Chadbourn)

In Cancun, Mexico, police investigate a slaughter at a wedding ceremony. In Dublin, Ireland, the clientele of a backstreet pub are found dead. In Kyoto, Japan, the bullet train pulls into the station with blood spattered windows. It is the time of the Black Sun. Across the world, the wolves are calling to each other. Locked in bodies that had no idea they were there, they rise from the depths of the unconscious and turn towards America! For Hellboy, it’s a race against time to prevent a devastating wave of primal savagery washing across the land. And so he is drawn to Boston’s Beacon Hill and the Grant Mansion, believed to be the most haunted house in New England, where the truth may lie buried.

Mind the Gap

You never know when you ll find yourself
falling through one of the cracks in the world.

Two of today’s brightest stars of dark fantasy combine their award winning, critically acclaimed talents in this spellbinding new tale of magic, terror, and adventure that begins when a young woman slips through the space between our everyday world and the one hiding just beneath it.

Always assume there s someone after you. That was the paranoid wisdom her mother had hardwired into Jasmine Towne ever since she was a little girl. Now, suddenly on her own, Jazz is going to need every skill she has ever been taught to survive enemies both seen and unseen. For her mother had given Jazz one last invaluable piece of advice, written in her own blood.

Jazz Hide Forever

All her life Jazz has known them only as the Uncles, and her mother seemed to fear them as much as depend on them. Now these enigmatic, black clad strangers are after Jazz for reasons she can t fathom, and her only escape is to slip into the forgotten tunnels of London s vast underground. Here she will meet a tribe of survivors calling themselves the United Kingdom and begin an adventure that links her to the ghosts of a city long past, a father she never knew, and a destiny she fears only slightly less than the relentless killers who d commit any crime under heaven or earth to prevent her from fulfilling it.

The Map of Moments

What if you were given a map to a magic that could change the worst moment of your life…
for a price?From two all stars of dark fantasy, Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, coauthors of Mind the Gap, comes this terrifying new thriller of magic and dangerous passions, where an ordinary man searches the magical landscape of an extraordinary city for the chance of a lifetime. Barely six months after leaving New Orleans, history professor Max Corbett is returning to a place he hardly recognizes. The girl he d loved and lost is dead, and the once enchanted city has been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Max has not thought much beyond Gabrielle’s funeral until a strange old man offers him a map, and an insane proposition…
Forget all the stories about magic you think you know…
. It looks like an ordinary tourist map, but the old man claims that it is marked with a trail of magical moments from New Orleans s history that just might open a door to the past. But it is a journey fraught with peril as Max begins to uncover dark secrets about both his dead love and the city he never really got to know. How is Gabrielle linked to an evil group from the city s past? And can Max evade them long enough to turn back the clock and give Gabrielle one last chance at life?

The Chamber of Ten

From two masters of dark fantasy comes a chilling tale of magic and possession, set in and beneath fabulous Venice, a city slowly being swallowed by the very waters that have made it one of the wonders of the world. Geena Hodge is an American archaeologist working to salvage Venice’s past from the encroaching Adriatic Sea. When she and her lover, Nico, discover the lost library of Petrarch under the Piazza San Marco, they rejoice not only at the historical significance of the find but at the opportunity to bring worldwide attention and much needed funding to their endeavors. But that find soon leads to another, a room buried more deeply still: the fabled Chamber of Ten, where centuries ago the secret rulers of Venice, in their quest for absolute power, met to plot betrayals and murders. After entering the Chamber, Geena and Nico are thrust into the midst of an ancient feud, a deadly battle of wills and black magic that threatens to poison the city s future with the evils of its past.

Horseman

New to Sleepy Hollow, teens Aimee and Shane Lancaster find that upon their arrival an ancient curse has been unleashed upon the town, tracing back to the town’s famous legend, which just might be more truth than myth. Now an array of evil demons is after them, with the infamous Headless Horseman leading the pack.

Drowned

Having stopped the Horseman in his tracks at least for now Aimee and Shane must face the other evils tormenting Sleepy Hollow, including an enchanted oak tree and cackling cornfield imps. But the greatest threat is the naiads beautiful and deadly sirens that have infested the Hudson River, drowning their victims on dry land.

Mischief

Life in The Hollow isn t getting any easier for Aimee and Shane Lancaster, or for their friends. Still facing the fallout of the curse the siblings unknowingly triggered by moving to town, the group of teens confronts new demons and creatures at every turn. But keeping the danger at bay becomes even more challenging when tensions erupt between friends and a secret love is finally confessed. Will the group be able to work together when it matters most?

Enemies

Shane and Aimee Lancaster are faced with the darkest horror yet in the fourth installment of The Hollow series. An enemy they once fought could be their only hope, but how can they trust someone so dangerous? Meanwhile, Aimee reels from the discovery of a deep betrayal by the two people she loves the most, but she must rally with the very people who hurt her to save their lives along with the lives of everyone else in Sleepy Hollow.

Joe Golem and the Drowning City

In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance. Among them are fourteen year old Molly McHugh and her friend and employer, Felix Orlov. Once upon a time Orlov the Conjuror was a celebrated stage magician, but now he is an old man, a psychic medium, contacting the spirits of the departed for the grieving loved ones left behind. When a seance goes horribly wrong, Felix Orlov is abducted by strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits, and Molly soon finds herself on the run. Her flight will lead her into the company of a mysterious man, and his stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem, whose own past is a mystery to him, but who walks his own dreams as a man of stone and clay, brought to life for the sole purpose of hunting witches.

Exterminators

A menace resurfaces from one of the Justice League’s earliest missions bringing to light a critical error that threatens to destroy all of humanity.

The Nimble Man

Behind the fa ade of a stately Boston brownstone, The Menagerie marshals their last defenses. Together, they will confront the minions of utter darkness, who have already begun their quest to resurrect the most malevolent of the fallen angels whose wrath against mankind knows no bounds.

Stones Unturned

The Menagerie at the edge of the abyss. A powerful, demonic force seeks Danny Ferrick, a changeling and the youngest member of the Menagerie. Now Doyle’s team must race to save their friend from falling into the darkness and taking all of humanity with him.

Crashing Paradise

The Legion of Doom is hell bent on breaking into Eden, and they’ve got the perfect captive to help them: Eve, mother of all humanity and all vampires. Only Doyle and the Menagerie can stop them from turning a blessed garden into a paradise lost.

The Un-Magician aka Magic Zero

The most dangerous boy in the world?

Timothy is a freak, a weakling, an impossibility. He’s the only person in existence without magical powers and has spent his entire life hidden on a remote island. When Timothy is finally taken back to the city of this birth, he is fascinated by the current of magic that fuels the world, and mesmerized by the buildings and orbs that hang weightlessly in the sky. But he is also marked for death.

Assassins are watching his every move, and the government wants him destroyed. Timothy can’t imagine what threat he could possible pose; after all, he wields no power in this world.

Or does he?

Dragon Secrets (By:Thomas E. Sniegoski)

After learning how his powerlessness can be used as a weapon in the world of magic and defeating Nicodemus’s plan to overthrow the government, Timothy travels to a war torn dimension to help the Wurm: fierce magicians and warriors descended from an ancient dragon race. But while covertly gathering information on the age old feud between the bloodthirsty Wurm and the Parliament of Mages, Timothy unearths a conspiracy and a very different story about those he’s investigating…
But that’s not his only problem: despite Nicodemus’s death, mages are still disappearing…
and this time someone is painting Timothy as the villain.

Ghostfire

The battle for control over the Order of Alhazred mounts as Nicodemus’s only heir, Cassandra, is challenged over her right to be grandmaster. But then Timothy discovers that the evil ancient sorceror, Alhazred is still alive and has gathered nearly enough dark power to take back control of his order. Timothy and Cassandra must become reluctant allies in their battle to stop Alhazred regaining power. But are they strong enough to fight his magic?

Prowlers

A dark fantasy set in urban America from a master of the genre An ancient race of sentient predators lives amongst us. Their numbers are few and they hide themselves well like all predators, they are expert at the art of concealing themselves from their prey. They can pass as human, and blend seamlessly in to human society, whether it be in the guise of cunning corporate lawyers like Eric Carver, or gangland psychopaths like alpha male Owen Tanzer. They are not werewolves but they are the reality that lies behind the legend of werewolves. When bar owner Jack Dwyer’s best friend Artie is brutally murdered, his restless spirit leads Jack to uncover the truth. Jack burns to avenge Artie’s death but who will believe his story of who or what the murderers really are? Jack is on his own except for his girlfriend Molly, his sister Courtney and their head barman, Bill, who hides a potentially shocking secret under the skin. The four of them must destroy the pack that threatens to take over Boston, before they themselves are hunted down as prey.

Predator and Prey

Jack Dwyer has a new enemy…
a vicious, ravenous beast brings a new dimension of terror to the third in Christopher Golden’s spectacular dark fantasy series. Ever since his best friend Artie was brutally murdered by the savage predators known as Prowlers, Jack Dywer has been able to see and communicate with ghosts. Now Artie, along with other spirits who inhabit the limbo known as the Ghostlands, helps Jack in his quest to track down and eliminate the Prowler threat. But Artie’s latest information is startling: The Ghostlands itself is under threat from a new and terrible entity known only as the Ravenous. The Ravenous is stalking the inhabitants of the Ghostlands and destroying them. Those who fall prey to it suffer the ultimate death. For them, there is no longer the chance to move on or be at peace. There is only oblivion. So many times the spirits have helped Jack hunt down or escape the Prowlers. Now it is his turn to save them from the Ravenous if he can do so without endangering himself. For Jasmine, the Prowlers’ new leader, has ordered her pack to wipe out Jack and his allies at any cost. Jack needs Artie to help him keep the vengeful Prowlers at bay. But the Ravenous is on Jack’s trail, and contact with the Ghostlands will lead the supernatural killer straight to him. His links with the dead are a double edged sword and Jack is not sure whether he can avoid being cut…

Laws of Nature

The Prowlers saga continues…
and deep in the rural backwoods lies the nature of the beast within. The remnants of the Prowler pack once led by Owen Tanzer has retreated into the hills and woods of rural Vermont, where a number of unexplained deaths soon has Jack Dwyer on their trail. But the woods hide a sacred meeting ground the Prowlers have guarded for centuries, and the quiet town of Buckton is much more than it seems. The town hosts a Prowler community which has existed for generations alongside their human neighbours, sublimating their instinct for blood in order to live undetected and undisturbed. Their patriarch has even written a secret history in which he reveals their true nature and tries to explain the world from their point of view. Then their peace is shattered forever by the renegades in the woods, and the Prowlers of Buckton have to choose once and for all which side they are on. Meanwhile the crucial question for Jack becomes which of the townsfolk are human and which are not.

Wild Things

Predators by nature, the Prowlers are all around us. Savage killers on the inside, on the outside, most of the time, they look just like us. Wild Things is the fourth climactic volume in Christopher Golden’s series of supernatural thrillers. A series of mysterious deaths leads Jack Dwyer and Molly Hatcher to the fastlanes, rest stops, and all night diners of a highway in upstate New York. Meanwhile, their friend Bill Cantwell heads to Manhattan in search of his missing niece, who disappeared months ago when trying to build a career in New York’s fickle music scene. Back in Boston, Jack’s sister, Courtney, is left alone to hold the fort. But Jasmine, a deadly and vengeful enemy, is growing in strength. She barely survived her run in with them in Boston but has now begun to collect a new pack of fellow predators in New York. When Bill probes the Prowler underground, he finds old friends, secret alliances, and betrayal. His predicament draws Courtney away from safety to try and protect the man she loves. To the north, Jack and Molly uncover the frightening truth that with Jasmine to lead them the Prowler pack has grown larger than they could ever have anticipated. With Prowlers all around them they must reach out to all of their allies, dead or alive, if they are to save Bill and Courtney and survive the final cataclysmic confrontation with the killers on their trail.

The Wild

The world knows Jack London as a writer who lived his own thrilling, real life adventures. But there are parts of his life that have remained hidden for many years, things even he couldn t set down in writing. Terrifying, mysterious, bizarre, and magical these are the Secret Journeys of Jack London. We meet Jack at age seventeen, following thousands of men and women into the Yukon Territory in search of gold. For Jack, the journey holds the promise of another kind of fortune: challenge and adventure. But what he finds in The Wild north is something far more sinister than he could have ever imagined: kidnapping and slavery, the murderous nature of desperate men, and, amidst it all, supernatural beasts of The Wilderness that prey upon the weakness in men’s hearts. Jack s survival will depend on his ability to quell the demons within himself as much as those without. Acclaimed authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, along with illustrator Greg Ruth, have crafted a masterful tale both classic and contemporary, a gripping original story of the paranormal in the tradition of the great Jack London.

Of Saints and Shadows

Book One in the Shadow Saga is a brilliant epic that takes you into the secret world of vampires and a secret society sworn to destroy them. Sweeping, sensuous, and shocking, it is a powerful vision of immortality that will hold you in its spell…
forever.

Angel Souls and Devil Hearts

Dreaming of recapturing their mortal lives, the vampiric race of the Shadows is threatened with extinction when their existence is exposed, leaving them vulnerable to a human race that is determined to destroy them.

Of Masques and Martyrs

Led by Peter Octavian, the Shadows must drink blood. Yet they do not steal life. New Shadows are created only by individual choice. Peace is their only hunger. The minions of Hannibal have a different goal: the enslavement of humanity. They kill for pleasure and for thirst. They indescriminately create more of their own. And they embrace the title of terrible legend: vampire. Shadows and vampires. One and the same. Their war continues…

Waking Nightmares

Peter Octavian, once a vampire, now a powerful mage, has been living a quiet life in San Francisco. But when the barrier that used to prevent demons and monsters from entering the world have fallen, Octavian is compelled to do what he can to hold back the darkness.

The Empire Strikes Back

The fight against evil rages on, and you are faced with terrifying decisions that will change your future and the fate of the galaxy. You could go to Dagobah and learn the ways of the Force from Yoda, but Darth Vader tempts you with the power of the dark side. Will you help your friends in the Rebellion fight the Emperor and his minions, or will you betray Luke, Leia, and all who love you to seize unimagined power for yourself?

Return of the Jedi

From the bowels of Jabba the Hutt’s palace where Han Solo lies frozen in carbonite, to the interior of a new Death Star where Darth Vader and the Emperor plot incredible evil, to the ancient forest of Endor where Ewoks play, you will enter a galaxy far, far away, and have the power to alter a deadly struggle between good and evil. Will you fight against the Empire? Or side with Darth Vader and learn the ways of the dark side of the Force? The fate of the galaxy is in your hands.

The Fourth Labyrinth

The official novel of Naughty Dog’s award winning videogame franchise! In the ancient world there was a myth about a king, a treasure, and a hellish labyrinth. Now the doors to that hell are open once again. Nathan Drake, treasure hunter and risk taker, has been called to New York City by the man who taught him everything about the antiquities acquisition business. Victor Sullivan needs Drake s help. Sully s old friend, a world famous archaeologist, has just been found murdered in Manhattan. Dodging assassins, Drake, Sully, and the dead man s daughter, Jada Hzujak, race from New York to underground excavations in Egypt and Greece. Their goal: to unravel an ancient myth of alchemy, look for three long lost labyrinths, and find the astonishing discovery that got Jada s father killed. It appears that a fourth labyrinth was built in another land and another culture and within it lies a key to unmatched wealth and power. An army of terrifying lost warriors guards this underground maze. So does a monster. And what lies beyond if Drake can live long enough to reach it is both a treasure and a poison, a paradise and a hell. Welcome to The Fourth Labyrinth.

The Myth Hunters

In this enthralling new tale from bestselling author Christopher Golden, one man is drawn into a realm just across the veil from our own, where every captivating myth and fairy tale is true, the vanished exist and every fear is founded . Yielding to his father’s wishes, Oliver Bascombe abandoned his dream of being an actor and joined the family law firm. Now he will marry a lovely young woman bearing the Bascombe stamp of approval. But on the eve of his wedding, a blizzard sweeps in bringing with it an icy legend who calls into question everything Oliver believes about the world and his place in it . Pursued by a murderous creature who heeds no boundaries, Jack Frost needs Oliver’s help to save both himself and his world an alternate reality slowly being displaced by our own. To help him, Oliver Bascombe, attorney at law, will have to become Oliver Bascombe, adventurer, hero and hunted. So begins a magnificent journey where he straddles two realities and where, even amid danger, Oliver finds freedom for the very first time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Borderkind

For centuries they lived amongst us. The frightful and wondrous, the angelic and bloodthirsty. Living in a reality just beyond the Veil, humanity’s myths and legends are caught in a struggle for their very survival against hunters far more powerful than they are. Into this struggle has stepped a New England lawyer who once wanted to be an actor a man who both longs for the mortal woman he was to marry and is desperate to rescue the sister who s been taken hostage. Neither hero nor warrior, Oliver Bascombe now finds himself brandishing a magical sword, walking in the company of a woman who sometimes appears as a fox and a man made of pure ice, and dueling with albino giants and winged killers. For in the world of The Borderkind and the realms that exist beyond it Oliver is discovering just how vulnerable are humankind s myths, the dire consequences of their extinction, and the reason he was chosen to save them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lost Ones

Bestselling author Christopher Golden brings his epic, innovative trilogy, the Veil, to an astonishing conclusion as the mythic realm of heroes and monsters becomes the site of humanity’s last and greatest showdown. In the world of the legendary, every myth and folktale is real. That is what Oliver Bascombe learned on the other side of the Veil, where humanity’s legends have hidden away for centuries. But even legends have legends, and Oliver has learned of a prophecy that many believe he and his sister, Collette, have come to the Two Kingdoms to fulfill. Before they can discover the truth, the Bascombe siblings must help to stop an apocalyptic war that threatens to destroy the Two Kingdoms, unravel a conspiracy, and prevent a powerful sorcerer from severing the world of humans from the realm of the legendary forever. But first Oliver will have to plot an escape from an impregnable palace dungeon where he and his allies have been imprisoned…
for regicide. As old heroes and friends ally themselves for one last battle, even older enemies stand arrayed against them. Is humanity ready to face its legends head on? For Oliver Bascombe, the price may be dearer than even he could ever imagine.

Dreams of the Dead

Kara’s afraid to go to sleep until the nightmares come when she s awake…
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Sixteen year old Kara Foster is an outsider in Japan, but is doing her best to fit at the private school where her father is teaching English for the year. Fortunately she s befriended by Sakura, a fellow outsider struggling to make sense of her sister s unsolved murder some months ago. No one seems to care about the beautiful girl who was so brutally murdered, and the other students go on as if nothing has happened. Unfortunately, the calm doesn t last for long. Kara begins to have nightmares, and soon other students in the school turn up dead, viciously attacked by someone…
or something. Is Sakura getting back at those she thinks are responsible for her sister s death? Or has her dead sister come back to take revenge for herself?

This first book in a frightening new trilogy will have teens glued the page and scared to go to sleep.

Sanctuary

When Magneto, their deadliest foe, takes over Manhattan and declares it a haven for mutants, the X Men, under the direction of Professor Charles Xavier, realize that Magneto has achieved his first step in a plot for world domination.

Straight on ‘Til Morning

In this chilling new novel, award winner Christopher Golden reimagines the Peter Pan myth with a terrifying twist as ‘the new boy in town’ arrives with a strange plan for his friends…

The Ferryman

A powerful and haunting tale Clive Barker from the Bram Stoker Award winning author of Strangewood.

Janine Hartschorn left David Bairstow for a man who abandoned her once he discovered she was pregnant with his child. A miscarriage almost ended her life. Now she and David are reaching for a second chance.

But something is determined to keep them apart. Something with the power to conjure up ghosts from David’s past and make them real. Something Janine knows from her near death experience.

Force Majeure (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski)

MAIN ENTRY: force ma jeure FUNCTION: noun 1: superior or irresistible force 2: an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled Twenty year old genius Shane Monroe has his life laid out before him. As part of an accelerated program, he is working on a major research project for a brain trust studying weather patterns. Shane’s job is to replicate a tornado through artificial means. When he manages to do just that, however, the course of his life is forever altered. His superiors want to know if he can do it ‘bigger big enough to drop on an enemy village and call it an act of God.’ Shane knows what he has to do. He shuts down his storm, switches majors, and leaves the lab behind. He is midway through his next semester when he reads of a rash of natural disasters in South America. There is no doubt in his mind: This is his fault. His notes have been confiscated and his work replicated. Now Shane is on the run, from the government, friends, and even once trusted mentors. What began as a reputable weather study has, with the force of a tornado, taken on an unstoppable life of its own…

The Boys Are Back in Town

From a master of horror, dark fantasy, and suspense comes a compelling and uniquely original work of paranormal suspense in which one man finds himself trapped in a web of ever shifting reality which threatens to remake the whole of the world unless he can find a way to stop it. For Will James, facing his tenth high school reunion is far from his finest hour especially since his life has not gone exactly as he planned. Dumped at the altar by his high school sweetheart and with his dreams of being a prize winning reporter dashed by his job at a Boston tabloid, he is not sure he is ready to face his former peers. But what he does find at the reunion is far more than he bargained for. He soon learns that one of his buddies had died several years back even though Will had received an e mail from him only a few days before. It is not long before other people Will was convinced were alive are turning out to be dead as well or married to other people, or childless where they used to have children. And new memories are swarming in to replace what Will is convinced was his old life, until he no longer knows what is real and what is not. The only thing he does know for certain is that he has to figure out why he alone remembers snatches of another life before everything dissolves into this new, darker reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wildwood Road

Michael and Jillian Dansky seemed to have it all a happy marriage, two successful careers, a bright future. But late one October evening, all that changed. Driving home from a Halloween masquerade, Michael momentarily nods off behind the wheel and wakes to find nothing is the same. Standing by his car is the little girl he came within a breath of running down. She leads Michael to her home, an empty house haunted by whispers, and sends him away with a haunting whisper of her own: come find me. But in the weeks to follow, it’s clear that someone or some thing doesn t want Michael to find her: ominous figures in grey coats with misshapen faces are following him everywhere. And then Jillian wakes one morning replaced by a cold, cruel, vindictive woman Michael hardly recognizes as his wife. Michael must now search not only for the lost girl, but for a way to find the Jillian he’s always loved, and to do so he must return to where the nightmare began. Down an isolated lane where he ll find them, or die trying. From the Trade Paperback edition.

King Kong

With vaudeville in its death throes, actress Ann Darrow finds herself out of a job in Depression era New York. But her luck changes when she meets Carl Denham entrepreneur, raconteur, adventurer, and filmmaker a man struggling to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Bold, ebullient, and charismatic, Denham leads Ann, along with famed playwright Jack Driscoll and the crew of the tramp steamer Venture, on a faraway filmmaking expedition, to the Indian Ocean and the legendary, primordial jungles of Skull Island. It is here that Denham hopes to capture on film the waning undiscovered wonders of the world wonders available to anyone for the price of admission. What they all find instead are living nightmares and deadly perils in a hostile place that time forgot…
where a director is willing to risk everything for the sake of his film…
where a writer will test his physical courage and his heart…
and where a beautiful actress will forge an unshakable bond with the most fantastic creature ever to walk the earth…
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Poison Ink

SAMMI, TQ, CARYN, Letty, and Katsuko are floaters. None of them fits in with any particular group at Covington High School except each other. One night, to cement their bond, the girls decide to get matching, unique tattoos. But when Sammi backs out at the last minute, everything changes. Faster than you can say airbrush, Sammi is an outcast, and soon, her friends are behaving like total strangers. When they attack Sammi for trying to break up a brawl, Sammi spies something horrible on her friends backs: the original tattoo has grown tendrils, snaking and curling over the girls entire bodies. What has that creepy tattoo artist done to her friends? And what if anything can Sammi do to get them back? This deliciously creepy psychological thriller is the perfect summer read. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Soulless

Times Square, New York City: The first ever mass seance is broadcasting live on the Sunrise morning show. If it works, the spirits of the departed on the other side will have a brief window — just a few minutes — to send a final message to their grieving loved ones.

Clasping hands in an impenetrable grip, three mediums call to their spirit guides as the audience looks on in breathless anticipation. The mediums slump over, slackjawed — catatonic. And in cemeteries surrounding Manhattan, fragments of old corpses dig themselves out of the ground…
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The spirits have returned. The dead are walking. They will seek out those who loved them in life, those they left behind…
but they are savage and they are hungry. They are no longer your mother or father, your brother or sister, your best friend or lover.

The horror spreads quickly, droves of the ravenous dead seeking out the living — shredding flesh from bone, feeding. But a disparate group of unlikely heroes — two headstrong college rivals, a troubled gang member, a teenage pop star and her bodyguard — is making its way to the center of the nightmare, fighting to protect their loved ones, fighting for their lives, and fighting to end the madness.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (With: Guillermo del Toro)

An illustrated novel that dives into the world of the 2010 Miramax film Don t be Afraid of the Dark. The movie is a PG 13 thriller written and produced by Guillermo del Toro, starring Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes, about a young girl sent to live with her father and his girlfriend. They move into a historic New England house, which is secretly inhabited by a brood of small creatures. These creatures seem at first to be playful figments of his daughter’s imagination, but quickly turn into a deadly threat. The book, co written by Guillermo Del Toro and Christopher Golden, takes place a hundred years before the movie begins. It chronicles the travels and adventures of a young nature scientist who begins to understand there s more to the world than science understands.

The Ocean Dark

In the uncharted waters of the Caribbean, far from the usual shipping lanes, lies a mysterious island surrounded by a graveyard of sunken ships an island so remote that it’s the perfect rendezvous point for a handful of Central American arms dealers and the Antoinette, a gun smuggling cargo ship out of Miami. Amid the wreckage of ships new and old, the crew of the Antoinette and the undercover FBI agent on board enter what looks like a haven for modern pirates, only to discover that it hides something far more terrifying. In Washington, two Department of Defense scientists might understand what is about to happen. On an FBI ship monitoring the Antoinette s illegal trade, armed agents might be able to intervene. But this assumes that the Antoinette s crew survives their first encounter with a creature virtually unknown to man, yet whose eerie songs nevertheless echo down the corridors of mankind s darkest legends.

The Secret Backs of Things

From the author of Wildwood Road, and The Ferryman, comes Christopher Golden’s first ever collection of short stories. The Secret Backs of Things takes the readers into a realm rich with legends, folklore and myths, while still finding a place for some modern horror. Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne, The Secret Backs of Things is Christopher Golden at his best. Chilling, harrowing and, at times, more than slightly unsettling, this collection is sure to excite and entertain longtime Golden fans and new readers alike.

Monster War (With: Thomas E. Sniegoski)

Collected for the first time, this trade paperback presents the ultimate FULL COLOR crossover: Darkness, Magdalena, Tomb Raider and Witchblade do battle with the Classic Monsters! Written by writers Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegowski, and featuring the art of Joyce Chin and Vitor Ishimura, this volume also includes an all star cover gallery featuring the artwork of Marc Silvestri, E Bass, Joyce Chin and Joseph Michael Linsner!

Talent (With: Paul Azaceta,Thomas E. Sniegoski)

The sold out sensation is finally collected! Optioned in a five way studio bidding war by Universal Pictures, Talent tracks Nicholas Dane, miraculous sole survivor of a plane crash. As mysterious men arrive to kill Dane, he discovers he can channel the talents of the victims of the crash! Discover why ‘Ain’t It Cool News’ said, ‘Since the company’s inception, Boom! has been creating quite a rumble in the comics world, but with Talent, they’re definitely living up to their name. Highly recommended.’

The Foundation

History shows that in the 1500s, Nostradamus’ three volumes of prophecies were best sellers, making him a rich man. But what the world doesn’t know is that he used his vast treasure trove of riches to create a foundation to prevent his most catastrophic prophesies from occurring! This secret team still functions today, using Nostradamus’ published and unpublished tomes to predict threats to worldwide security! In the vein of The X Files, but with a 24 like spin!

The 10-Minute Detective

Mystery lovers and puzzle aficionados from ages 12 and up will love this intriguing collection of ‘whodunits.’ It takes the reader across the yellow borders of the police tape to solve 25 crimes, each illustrated by drawings containing useful clues for the observant gumshoe.

Prince of Stories (With: )

Over the past twenty years, Neil Gaiman has developed into the premier fantasist of his generation, achieving that rarest of combinations unrivaled critical respect and extraordinary commercial success. From the landmark comic book series The Sandman to novels such as the New York Times bestselling American Gods and Anansi Boys, from children’s literature like Coraline to screenplays for such films as Beowulf, Gaiman work has garnered him an enthusiastic and fiercely loyal, global following. To comic book fans, he is Zeus in the pantheon of creative gods, having changed that industry forever. For discerning readers, he bridges the vast gap that traditionally divides lovers of literary and genre fiction. Gaiman is truly a pop culture phenomenon, an artist with a magic touch whose work has won almost universal acclaim. Now, for the first time ever, Prince of Stories chronicles the history and impact of the complete works of Neil Gaiman in film, fiction, music, comic books, and beyond. Containing hours of exclusive interviews with Gaiman and conversations with his collaborators, as well as wonderful nuggets of his work such as the beginning of an unpublished novel, a rare comic and never before seen essay, this is a treasure trove of all things Gaiman. In addition to providing in depth information and commentary on Gaiman s myriad works, the book also includes rare photographs, book covers, artwork, and related trivia and minutiae, making it both an insightful introduction to his work, and a true must have for his ever growing legion of fans.

Mean Sheep (By:Tom Piccirilli)

Three time Bram Stoker award winner Tom Piccirilli’s latest fiction and poetry all in one collection! Mean Sheep is an exclusive collection only published by Delirium. Includes 16 of his latest horror tales plus a small collection of poetry. Artwork by Alan M. Clark.

Bare Bone #10 (By:Tom Piccirilli)

With a surgeon’s skill, editor Kevin L. Donihe stitches a diverse collection of fiction and poetry together to bring Bare Bone to life. Another Dr. Frankenstein, he assembles the pieces of others, birthing one complete monster to send lurching towards the darkness. Stories from past issues have received Honorable Mentions in several editions of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and another was reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13. Bare Bone is a bi annual anthology. 10 features stories from Tom Piccirilli, Jeremy Robert Johnson, D. Harlan Wilson, Ronald Damien Malfi and others as well as poetry from Donna Lynch, Kurt Newton and Charlee Jacob

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One

An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend…
who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor’s guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch’s candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them…
What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two

Legendary editor Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year Volume 2.

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three

What frightens us? What unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw, tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the nineteen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.

Lifeblood (By:P.N. Elrod)

Jack Fleming was an investigative journalist in Prohibition era Chicago until he got shot by an unknown assassin, bitten by his vampire girlfriend, and then became one of the undead. Now, this nice guy nosferatu has a bunch of crazy vampire hunters on his trail, armed with crosses, silver bullets, and sharp wooden stakes. He doesn t know how they found out about him or why they are out for his blood, but it’s not a problem for this street wise gumshoe, until someone starts shooting. Jack himself may be bulletproof, but his friends are not. And Jack is determined to get some answers, even if it kills him again. It s a case of the living versus the undead. But who s hunting whom?

Bloodlist (By:P.N. Elrod)

I ve always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was get this a vampire. But did I listen? No. Before you know it, I m being chased by an ugly thug with a gun, and a bullet blasts its way through my back, and believe it or not nothing happened. I survived! How? You guessed it. I, Jack Fleming, ace reporter, have been transformed into a vampire. Which has its advantages. You never die, you never grow old, you sleep all day…
and best of all, you can hunt down your own murderer. This is the first book in the exciting vampire adventure series, The Vampire Files.

Art in the Blood (By:P.N. Elrod)

Being a vampire isn’t as glamorous as it sounds…
Jack Fleming, Anerican journalist, was bitten by the wrong girl and Jack joined the living dead. Eccentric detective Charles Escott helps Jack solve any strange cases that happen along…
and now Jack and Charles investigate the case of the talented young artist whose life is suddenly cut short.

Blood on the Water (By:P.N. Elrod)

As a journalist in Capone controlled Chicago, Jack Fleming is used to the sight of blood, but when he becomes a vampire, his addictive thirst for it puts him between the cops and the mob in a pulsating fight for his life.

A Chill in the Blood (By:P.N. Elrod)

In the series that Science Fiction Review called ‘fast…
intriguing’ and Mystery Scene dubbed ‘very entertaining,’ P.N. Elrod’s Vampire Files have blended the macabre humor of vampire lore with the hard boiled storytelling of detective fiction to create a series that has achieved both cult status and critical acclaim. Now the hero who has thrilled thousands of readers returns for his most dangerous adventure yet. Jack Fleming was a man of many trades. When he was alive, he was a reporter with a nose for the grittiest news. Now that he’s dead, he’s a private eye with a thirst for justice and blood. But being a vampire with morals is no midnight stroll on the mean streets of post prohibition Chicago. There’s a cold wind blowing off the lake. It smells of death. And even Jack can feel its chill. For in the city of sin, the gangs still rule and they’re on the brink of an all out war. No one not the crooks or the cops cares how much blood, innocent or otherwise, flows during the fight. No one except a certain undead P.I. caught between the local hoods and the boys from New York. Can Jack stop the battle before it starts? And how much of his remaining humanity will he have to give up to do so?

The Dark Sleep (By:P.N. Elrod)

The novel that vampire fans have been thirsting for…
the newest addition to P.N. Elrod’s popular series The Vampire Files. Called ‘fast…
intriguing,’ by Science Fiction Review, and ‘good natured fun’ by Locus, P.N. Elrod’s series The Vampire Files has captured the imaginations of vampire fans and mystery readers alike. Jack Fleming, a vampire detective, makes his ‘living’ on the mean streets of post prohibition Chicago. As he struggles to fight the gangsters at large, he is also trying to sustain an ordinary life. At least, as ordinary as it can get when you’re a vampire…
Death hasn’t ended Jack Fleming’s problems. His girlfriend Bobbi has caught the attention of a famous radio star, who promises to open doors for the lovely singer including the one to his bedroom. His current case retrieving incriminating letters from the ex lover of a rich, foolish young socialite, looks simple until bullets start flying. Now Jack’s mortal partner is in the hospital. Who’s behind the gun? The ex lover? The radio star’s goons? An old enemy? Jack has to find out the truth before the lives of those he loves are put at risk…
‘Well done…
original. You won’t want to miss this series.’ Cemetery Dance

Lady Crymsyn (By:P.N. Elrod)

Spiked with ‘a flavor of the supernatural’ Science Fiction Chronicle, P. N. Elrod’s series, The Vampire Files, goes one step beyond detective noir. Its hero is Jack Fleming, a private detective on the right side of the law but on the wrong side of the living in post prohibition Chicago. This vampire turned gumshoe will take on mobsters, monsters, and everything in between. Now, in Lady Crymsyn, Fleming tries to find a good time girl gone bad, who may have been the victim of a premature burial…
Praise for The Vampire Files series:’Elrod’s treatment of the practical aspects of vampirism is clever and refreshing.’ Booklist ‘Echoes of Hammett and Chandler abound…
an entertaining exercise in supernatural noir.’ Publishers Weekly’Plenty of action, full of twists and betrayals, and the quirky characters and many touches of period flavor keep things amusing.’ Locus’Snappy vampire with a conscience yarn, laced with blackish humor.’ Kirkus Reviews

Cold Streets (By:P.N. Elrod)

P. N. Elrod’s novels of The Vampire Files turn the seductive shadows of the noir novel into sanctuary for fiction’s most unusual private investigator vampire Jack Fleming. In Elrod’s newest novel, Jack takes to Chicago’s cold, violent streets to find a blackmailer who’s onto the detective’s unnatural secret…

Song in the Dark (By:P.N. Elrod)

P. N. Elrod’s novels of The Vampire Files blend the seductive shadows of classic noir into a sanctuary for a most unusual private investigator vampire Jack Fleming. In Elrod’s newest novel, Jack is under the gun when the New York mafia wants his hide, and the love of his life is wanted for murder.

Many Bloody Returns (With: Jim Butcher,Carolyn Haines,Kelley Armstrong,Charlaine Harris,Bill Crider,Sandra Burr,,,Elaine Viets,Rachel Caine,Toni L.P. Kelner,Jeanne C. Stein,Tanya Huff,P.N. Elrod)

Never before published vampire stories by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, and many others. Suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous these all new stories will ensure that readers never think of vampires or birthdays in quite the same way again. In New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s ‘Dracula Night,’ Sookie Stackhouse is the only human at the annual commemoration of Dracula’s birth. But this year, the Prince of Darkness actually shows up and finds Sookie to be a tasty looking present. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s crime solving wizard Harry Dresden, of the Dresden Files novels, heads to a role playing party to give his vampire brother a birthday present in ‘It’s My Birthday Too,’ only to discover there are some bloodthirsty party crashers who don’t share their brotherly love. In ‘Twilight,’ Cassandra DuCharme, who appeared in New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s Dime Store Magic, knows she has to kill to live as a vampire another year but finds herself disturbingly disinterested in the hunt. Plus ten more bloody good birthday stories that take the cake.

Dark Road Rising (By:P.N. Elrod)

The first new Vampire Files novel in four years! Vampire P.I. Jack Fleming is playing babysitter to Gabriel ‘Whitey’ Kroun, a dangerously unstable mobster and newly created vampire with deadly secrets to hide. As Jack tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Kroun’s undead state, he gets caught between his charge’s violent outbursts and some syndicate torpedoes looking to rub them both out, leaving him vulnerable to an even deadlier threat the return of an old enemy desperate to unlock the secrets of Jack’s vampire immortality.

X-Men: Codename Wolverine

Wolverine. Sabretooth. Silver Fox. Wraith. Maverick. Together, they were Team X, the best covert ops team NATO had to offer. But a mission to retrieve a disk from a pair of Soviet agents proved to be more trouble than they bargained for. A Soviet agent codenamed the Black Widow, a mutant Interpol agent named Sean Cassidy, and shape changing freelance spy Mystique were all after the disk as well. Years later, Wolverine is a valued member of the uncanny X Men. The Black Widow is now a respected American super hero. Cassidy is mentor to the next generation of young mutants. Mystique and Sabretooth are reluctant members of X Factor, the government strike force. Wraith is still a covert ops agent. Silver Fox is dead, and Maverick is dying of the Legacy Virus. Each of them is kidnapped, one by one starting with Sabretooth, by far the deadliest member of the former Team X. Wolverine must uncover the terrible secret from that old mission a secret that has remained hidden for years, and could spell death for all of them!

October Dreams

Classic novellas, never before published stories, essays on the history, literature, and films of Halloween, and real life memories of October 31st from today’s best practitioners of fear: Dean Koontz Peter Straub Poppy Z. Brite Rick Hautala Steve Rasnic Tem Elizabeth Engstrom Thomas Ligotti Gary A. Braunbeck Jack Ketchum Thomas F. Monteleone Hugh B. Cave Simon Clark Christopher Golden Ray Bradbury Jack Ketchum Alan M. Clark Gahan Wilson Paula Guran John Shirley Tom Piccirilli Jack Cady David B. Silva Robert Morrish William F. Nolan Michael Cadnum Richard Laymon Douglas Clegg Douglas E. Winter Stanley Wiater Caitl n R. Kiernan Lewis Shiner Yvonne Navarro Tim Lebbon Kim Newman F. Paul Wilson Owl Goingback Dennis Etchison Stephen Mark Rainey Charles L. Grant Kelly Laymon Dominick Cancilla Kristine Kathryn Rusch Michael Marshall Smith Wayne Allen Sallee Ramsey Campbell Ed Gorman Stefan Dziemianowicz Peter Crowther

Four Dark Nights

If you love horror don’t miss this collection of stories. Printed in December 2003

Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook

After the Stoker Award nominated success of the Kolchak Chronicles and its various printings, we have a brand new collection of original creepy thriller Kolchak prose short stories! Again, we have culled the best and the brightest among horror/mystery novelists and comic writers! So listen in as Kolchak relays some of his most spine tingling cases about voodoo, myths, ghost towns, time conundrums, Vikings, haunted amusement parks, pirates, big fish and some startling revelations about Kolchak’s past!

British Invasion

British Invasion edited by Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, and James A. Moore Featuring an Introduction by Stephen Volk and an Afterword by Kim Newman. They’ve invaded before, sending their best and brightest to transform popular music for all time. This time, they’re leaving the music behind and focusing on words. The British Invasion has begun again, in a collection of twenty one unforgettable stories of horror and the dark fantastic. From the birthplace of horror fiction, the land where writers first dreamed up the icons that shaped the field we know today Frankenstein’s monster, Count Dracula, the vile Mr. Hyde and more. You think you know desperation? Discover a literary tradition born from centuries of violence, pain, and suffering, distilled through the veneer of civility, and twisted by the reign of tyrants and kings. You think you know fear? From creeping dread to hideous humor, from quiet terror to brutal horror, from mad speculation to unspeakable truth, the twenty one tales here represent the best that the U.K. has to offer. The rising stars and the masters of British horror have joined together. The British Invasion has begun.

Son of Retro Pulp Tales

Continuing in the vein of the Award winning Retro Pulp Tales, Joe R. Lansdale and his son Keith Lansdale present, Son of Retro Pulp Tales. More stories in the tradition of the pulps, early digest magazines and pre sixties films, this one contains everything from Lovecraftian monsters to demons to hardboiled shoot outs to plain ole unchained oddness. So, tuck yourself in bed with a reading light and a snack, and prepare to be transported to wild worlds and weird situations by the pure story teller tradition. Come on in, the pulp is fine.

New Dead

RESURRECTION! The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay. The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive?HOW WILL THE WORLD CHANGE WHEN THE DEAD BEGIN TO RISE?Stoker award winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never before published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today’s hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection…
the Last Word on the New Dead.

Death’s Excellent Vacation

It really can be an endless summer if you re immortal. Though a vampire would be ill advised to take a cruise to Bermuda, the possibilities for getting away from it all and maybe snacking on some unsuspecting tourist are many Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire friend Pam take a weekend getaway to Mississippi in 1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s Two Blondes. And when they end up in a shady gentleman s club, to escape in one piece they need to do something that wasn t on their itinerary something involving a stage, a pole, and very little clothing. New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister s The Perils of Effrijim follows a demon whose vacation in Paris is disrupted when he s banished to another plane, thus kicking off a crazy dimension hopping road trip across Europe. Protecting an heiress from supernatural hit men isn t Cat and Bones s idea of a relaxing vacation in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost s One for the Money, but it could get worse. And it does when Cat s mother shows up. Editors Harris and Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque.

Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers, Vol. 1

The New England Horror Writers Association, in partnership with Shroud Publishing, are proud to debut its inaugural anthology, Epitaphs The anthology is a compilation of some of the best dark fiction from both best selling authors and up and coming writers throughout New England. Contributors include Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, Holly Newstein & Glenn Chadbourne, LL Soares, Trisha Wooldridge, K. Allen Wood, Kurt Newton, and more. The anthology features 26 stories and poems from the delightfully scary to the deeply macabre. Epitaphs, edited by author Tracy L. Carbone, includes an introduction by award winning author and publisher Peter Crowther, as well as a cover by Danny Evarts. The table of contents in this chilling anthology is as follows: Perfect Witness, by Rick Hautala To Sleep, Perchance to Die, by Jeffrey C. Pettengill The Christopher Chair, by Paul McMahon A Case of the Quiets, by Kurt Newton Build a Zombie, by Scott T. Goudsward Not an Ulcer, by John Goodrich The Possessor Worm, by B. Adrian White Make a Choice, by John McIlveen The Death Room, by Michael Allen Todd Stoney’s Boneyard, by Holly Newstein & Glenn Chadbourne Kali’s Promise, by Trisha J. Wooldridge The Sequel, by David Bernard Malfeasance, by David North Martino Private Beach, by Stacey Longo All Aboard, by Christopher Golden Holiday House, by LL Soares Lines at a Wake, by Steven Withrow A Deeper Kind of Cold, by K. Allen Wood Alone, by P. Gardner Goldsmith Pandora’s Box, by Roxanne Dent Chuck the Magic Man Says I Can, by Michael Arruda Burial Board, by TT Zuma Windblown Shutter, by John Grover Cheryl Takes a Trip, by Stephen Dorato The Legend of Wormley Farm, by Philip Roberts Church of Thunder and Lightning, by Peter N. Dudar

Seize the Night

Dark Hunter: an immortal warrior who has traded his soul to Artemis for one moment of vengeance on his enemies. In return, they swear to spend eternity protecting mankind from the daimons and vampires that prey on them. Valerius isn’t a popular Dark Hunter he’s a Roman, which means that the largely Greek Hunters have a major grudge against him and his civilization for superceding them. To make things worse, he’s very conscious of his aristocratic background and breeding. So it serves him right when he runs into Tabitha Devereaux. She’s sassy, sexy, and completely unwilling to take him seriously. Not to mention Tabitha is also the sister in law of Kyrian, a former Dark Hunter and Val’s mortal enemy. What Tabitha does take seriously is hunting and killing vampires and soon she and Val have to grapple with the deadliest of all Daimons one who’s managed to come back from the dead, and one who holds a serious grudge against both of them. To win against evil, Val will have to loosen up, learn to trust, and put everything on the line to protect a man he hates and a woman who drives him nuts.

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