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And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe

Author : Gwendolyn Kiste
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A murdered movie star reaches out to an unlikely fan. An orchard is bewitched with poison apples and would-be princesses. A pair of outcasts fail a questionnaire that measures who in their neighborhood will vanish next. Two sisters keep a grotesque secret hidden in a Victorian bathtub. A dearly departed best friend carries a grudge from beyond the grave. In her debut collection, Gwendolyn Kiste delves into the gathering darkness where beauty embraces the monstrous, and where even the most tranquil worlds are not to be trusted. From fairy tale kingdoms and desolate carnivals, to wedding ceremonies and summer camps that aren’t as joyful as they seem, these fourteen tales of horror and dark fantasy explore death, rebirth, and illusion all through the eyes of those on the outside—the forgotten, the forsaken, the Other, none of whom will stay in the dark any longer.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020

Author : Diana Gabaldon
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"Featuring guest-editor contributions by the author of the Outlander series, a latest annual edition compiles top-selected short works of science fiction and fantasy from the year 2019."--Provided by publisher.

Haunted House Short Stories

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Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy deluxe edition short story compilations, Supernatural Horror, Murder Mayhem, Lost Souls and many others, this latest title takes housebound trapped spirits and creepy gothic mansions as its chilling subject. Contains a potent mix of classic and brand new writing, with authors from the US, Canada, and the UK. Oh, what is that sound within the walls? The creaking floorboards, the children hiding in the mirror, the spirits that rake across the flesh of the mind – all find a home in this anthology of spine-tingling tales. Classic authors include: E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Bernard Capes, Ralph Adams Cram, B.M. Croker, Joseph Sheridan le Fanu, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, O. Henry, William Hope Hodgson, W.W. Jacobs, M.R. James, Rudyard Kipling, H.P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Nesbit, Vincent O'Sullivan, Margaret Oliphant, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Charlotte Riddell, Mark Twain, Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton.

Year s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 5

Author : Randy Chandler
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2019. The year certainly made its mark on the world—and more than its share of scars. It also made for a bounty of good horror stories of the extreme kind, the best of which the tales herein serve to illustrate. 2019 was the year Year's Best Hardcore Horror went global. Not by design but because the stories inside just happened to have been written by authors hailing from various parts of the globe. From Australia by way of South Africa, to Italy, Scotland, Norway, Taiwan, North America and India--the common denominator being that their tales come from darkest regions of imagination. TABLE OF CONTENTS GOING GLOBAL: INTRODUCTION by Randy Chandler & Cheryl Mullenax FEAST FOR SMALL PIECES by Hailey Piper GODDESS OF GALLOWS by Kristopher Triana LATE NIGHT INCIDENT AT THE WHITE TRASH MOTEL by Duane Bradley A NEW MOTHER’S GUIDE TO RAISING AN ABOMINATION by Gwendolyn Kiste UPPER CRUST by Michael Paul Gonzalez REDLESS by Annie Neugebauer A TOUCH OF MADNESS by Tim Waggoner PARADISUM VOLUPTATIS by Joanna Koch RADIX MALORUM by Sean Patrick Hazlett LACKERS by Leo X. Roberson WHY DO BIRDS SUDDENLY APPEAR? by Rajiv Moté DARJEELING by Syon Das MRSA ME by Alicia Hilton WHAT DID YOU DO TO THE CHILDREN? by David L Tamarin HAVE A HEART by Matthew V. Brockmeyer SWINGS AND SUSPENSIONS by D.A. Xiaolin Spires KIRTI by Alessandro Manzetti THE TEA AND SUGAR TRAIN by DEBORAH SHELDON SCREAMS FOR STARGIRL by Ben Pienaar QUEER WEATHER by Scáth Beorh

Best Horror of the Year

Author : Ellen Datlow
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A group of mountain climbers, caught in the dark, fights to survive their descent; An American band finds more than they bargained for in Mexico while scouting remote locations for a photo shoot; A young student’s exploration into the origins of a mysterious song leads him on a winding, dangerous path through the US’s deep south; A group of kids scaring each other with ghost stories discovers alarming consequences. The Best Horror of the Year showcases the previous year’s best offerings in horror short fiction. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors Mark Morris, Kaaron Warren, John Langan, Carole Johnstone, Brian Hodge, and others. For more than three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. Night Shade Books is proud to present the tenth volume in this annual series, a new collection of stories to keep you up at night. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: Summation 2017—Ellen Datlow Better You Believe—Carole Johnstone Liquid Air—Inna Effress Holiday Romance—Mark Morris Furtherest—Kaaron Warren Where’s the Harm?—Rebecca Lloyd Whatever Comes After Calcutta—David Erik Nelson A Human Stain—Kelly Robson The Stories We Tell about Ghosts—A. C. Wise Endoskeletal—Sarah Read West of Matamoros, North of Hell—Brian Hodge Alligator Point—S. P. Miskowski Dark Warm Heart—Rich Larson There and Back Again—Carmen Maria Machado Shepherd’s Business—Stephen Gallagher You Can Stay All Day—Mira Grant Harvest Song, Gathering Song—A. C. Wise The Granfalloon—Orrin Grey Fail-Safe—Philip Fracassi The Starry Crown—Marc E. Fitch Eqalussuaq—Tim Major Lost in the Dark—John Langan Honorable Mentions About the Authors Acknowledgment of Copyright About the Editor

The Broker of Nightmares

Author : Jon Padgett
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This is the debut title from the Nightscape Press Charitable Chapbooks line. Forty percent of net sales from this eBook will go to support the ACLU.When she was young, Slaw often woke screaming. In the darkness of her bedroom, she would whisper a single prayer to the invisible gods of her childhood: "Please don't let me dream." But as she grew older, day-to-day life overwhelmed her imagination—smothering her dreams under the pillow of the mundane. Now a stressed, middle-aged ER doctor at Dunnstown General, Slaw receives a strange proposition from a junkie would-be-patient. A dream for a drug. The days that follow lead to terror, seduction, self-loathing, and enlightenment as Dr. Slaw breaks the yoke of her humdrum existence and slakes her dream-thirst. But can she survive in a new world where everything she sees and touches blooms with the most opulent nightmares? And, if she does survive, what will Dr. Slaw become?"Padgett wields intellect and poetic sensibility with remorseless precision, and his work possesses an element that a good deal of poetic horror fiction lacks—suspense. From first to last line, this is exhilarating, masterful storytelling. Highly recommended." – S.P. Miskowski, author of I Wish I Was Like You"Startling, grotesque, and revelatory, The Broker of Nightmares will sink its claws into the folds of your brain and inject liquid gifts of oneiric terror." – Matthew M. Bartlett, author of Gateways to Abomination and The Stay-Awake Men & Other Unstable Entities"Jon Padgett's latest book proves once again why he's renowned as a truly remarkable voice in horror and weird fiction. In The Broker of Nightmares, he crafts terrifyingly surreal landscapes and unsettling inner worlds that lurk just beneath the surface of our everyday existences, all rendered in diamond-sharp prose. Along with a series of haunting illustrations from artist Luke Spooner, The Broker of Nightmares is a sumptuous terror to behold." – Gwendolyn Kiste, author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe and The Rust Maidens

Hardened Hearts

Author : Gwendolyn Kiste
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17 stories of difficult love, broken hearts, lost hope, and discarded truths. Love brings pain, vulnerability, and demands of revenge. Hardened Hearts spills the sum of darkness and light concerning the measures of love; including works from Meg Elison, author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award), Tom Deady, author of Haven (Winner of the Bram Stoker award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel), Gwendolyn Kiste, author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe and Pretty Marys All in a Row, and many more. Hardened Hearts dips from speculative, horror, science fiction, fantasy, into literary and then out of the classifiable and into the waters of unpinned genres, but pure entertainment nonetheless. FOREWORD - James Newman IT BREAKS MY HEART TO WATCH YOU ROT - Somer Canon WHAT IS LOVE? - Calvin Demmer HEIRLOOM - Theresa Braun THE RECLUSE - John Boden 40 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR MONSTER LOVER - Gwendolyn Kiste DOG TIRED - Eddie Generous THE PINK BALLOON - Tom Deady IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO - J.L. Knight BURNING SAMANTHA - Scott Hallam CONSUMED - Madhvi Ramani CLASS OF 2000 - Robert Dean LEARNING TO LOVE - Jennifer Williams BROTHERS - Leo X. Robertson PORCELAIN SKIN - Laura Blackwell THE HEART OF THE ORCHARD - Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi MEETING THE PARENTS - Sarah L. Johnson MATCHMAKER - Meg Elison

Unnerving Magazine

Author : Stephen S Power
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Issue #5 includes fictions from Stephen S. Power (author of The Dragon Round), John C. Foster (author of Mr. White, and Baby Powder and Other Terrifying Substances), David Busboom (author of Nightbird), Gary Buller, Jake Marley, Christa Carmen, K.P. Kulski, Sara Codair, and Aaaron J. Housholder. Includes a feature by Gwendolyn Kiste (author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, and Pretty Marys All in a Row). Publisher spotlight on Coffin Hop and Q&A interviews with Owen King (coauthor of Sleeping Beauties, and author of Double Feature) and Christina Henry (author of Lost Boy, and Alice).

Boneset Feathers

Author : Gwendolyn Kiste
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Boneset & Feathers is a novel of witchy folk horror by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Gwendolyn Kiste, in which a young woman must re-ignite her magic against the threat of the dreaded witchfinders. You don't know their fire is coming until it's too late. That's exactly the way the witchfinders like it. As an isolated enchantress, Odette knows this too well-she lost nearly her whole family to the last round of executions, barely escaping with her own life. All the magic she could conjure wasn't enough to protect her mother and sister, a burden that leaves a despondent Odette practically wishing she'd burned with the rest. Now it's five years later, and as the last witch left from her village, Odette has exiled herself to the nearby woods where she's sworn off all magic, hoping instead for quiet and for safety. But no witch has ever been permitted a peaceful life. It starts with crows tumbling out of the clouds and spectral voices on the wind that won't leave her alone. Then there are those midnight visits to the graveyard that she can't quite remember in the morning and the strange children following her everywhere she goes. Odette wants to forget magic, but her magic doesn't want to forget her. Meanwhile, the former friends she left behind in the village are cowering together, hiding from the ghostly birds they believe she's sent to torment them for abandoning her. But that's only the beginning of their problems, as Odette soon discovers their worst nightmare is about to come true-the witchfinders are returning. And this time, the decree is clear: to burn the witch that got away. With the men drawing nearer to the village, Odette must face the whispers from the dead and confront her fear of her own growing power if she wants any chance of stopping the army of witchfinders determined to rid the countryside of magic once and for all.

Making Contact

Author : Alan Steinfeld
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"I feel it is one of the best approaches I have found to grasp the most jarring enigma humanity has ever faced." —George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM “We cannot separate the earth from its greater cosmic environment. What is needed is a new story and Alan Steinfeld’s Making Contact is part of that story.” —Deepak Chopra, Author, Total Meditation How can we prepare for an event that is literally beyond anything humanity has ever faced? Making Contact presents multiple perspectives on what no longer can be denied: UFOs and their occupants are visiting our world. The book answers questions which remain in the wake of the recent Pentagon’s disclosures as to who and why these beings are here. The volume contains original writings by the leading experts of the phenomena such as: Linda Moulton Howe, Earthfiles reporter, Whitley Strieber best-selling author of Communion, Professor John E. Mack, former head of the Harvard Medical school of psychiatry and an alien abduction investigator, Darryl Anka internationally known for his communication with the extraterrestrial Bashar, Nick Pope, former UK Ministry of Defense UFO investigator, Grant Cameron expert on American presidents and UFOs, Drs. J.J. and Desiree Hurtak, globalists and founders of the worldwide organization, The Academy for Future Science, Caroline Cory, director of Superhuman and ET: Contact, Mary Rodwell, author of the New Human about star-seed children, Henrietta Weekes, actress and writer, expressing the poetic aspects of making contact. Alan Steinfeld, contributes and curates the collection with 30 years of experience with the subject. The Foreword by George Noory of Coast to Coast AM kicks off the volume with his veteran overview of the need to wake up to the “new realities of extraterrestrial existence.” At this critical juncture in the government’s official acknowledgement of the reality of UFOs/UAPs, scientists, politicians and mainstream news outlets have no idea what to make of these startling revelations or the outpouring of sightings and “contact” experiences currently being reported on a global scale. The book stands as the most comprehensive clarification to date on the intent and intelligence behind the phenomena. The variety of viewpoints expressed in the volume provide a solid foundation for the “preparation” of the greatest challenge to ever face humankind. Making Contact stands as the essential handbook for embracing the most exalted moment in history: Meeting the cosmic others.

In the Arms of the Law

Author : Deborah Harmse
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Cynical and jaded homicide detective Mackenzie Hoyle comes up against petite teacher Rebekah de Bieren, whose beauty and straight talk complicate his investigation of a murder. Original.

Indian Poetry in English

Author : Anil Baran Ganguly
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Eyes of Light

Author : Dilip Kumar Roy
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Tricycle

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Kazi Nazrul Islam

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Walk Through Paradise

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An Accidental Autobiography

Author : Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
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In a provocative memoir of her life, work, the lessons she has learned, and the woman she has become, the author of Italian Days shares a collection of memories in such chapters as "Men and Gods," "Loot and lists and Lust (and Things)," "Home Economics," and "Breathing Lessons." Tour.

The Random House Roget s Thesaurus

Author : Merchandise Ed Western
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Youth s Companion

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Random House Roget s College Thesaurus

Author : Carol G. Braham
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Presents an alphabetically-arranged list of more than 12,000 terms with more than 400,000 synonyms and antonyms, along with examples of their use in sentences.