By Deborah Blum
A Pulitzer Prize?winning writer tells the fantastic tale of William James?s quest for empirical facts of the spirit world
What if a global -renowned thinker and professor of psychiatry at Harvard unexpectedly introduced he believed in ghosts? on the shut of the 19th century, the illustrious William James led a decided medical research into ?unexplainable? incidences of clairvoyance and ghostly visitations. James and a small staff of eminent scientists staked their reputations, their careers, even their sanity on the most awesome quests ever undertaken: to empirically turn out the lifestyles of ghosts, spirits, and psychic phenomena. What they pursued? and what they found?raises questions as attention-grabbing this present day as they have been then.
Simply one other evening IN SIN CITY
Candace Steele is as tricky as she is desirable. For her, killing vampires isn’t only a job–it’s own: She’s nonetheless haunted through erotic stories of an all-consuming affair with Ash, a seductive vampire who extremely joyful her–and then approximately destroyed her. Now, operating undercover in a Las Vegas on line casino, she seduces the main robust undead–right sooner than she drives a stake via their unbeating hearts.
When hot-ticket singer Temptation McCoy sweeps into city for an enormous live performance, Candace is tapped for safety. yet after assembly Temptation, Candace feels the chilly, tingling sensation which may suggest just one factor: There’s a vampire within the diva’s entourage. To complicate concerns, Ash without notice seems in Sin urban, vowing to do something and every little thing to attract Candace again into his palms. beaten via hope and suspicion, she shall we down her defend . . . a movement that may rate Candace her existence.
By Kerrelyn Sparks
Toni Davis's Christmas want list
1. Springing my ally from the psych ward.
2. dwelling someplace that does not have coffins within the basement. Occupied coffins.
3. discovering Mr. correct. Please make him tall, darkish, good-looking, and alive.
This Christmas isn't really so merry for Toni. Her most sensible friend's been locked up in a psychological health facility ever considering that she informed the police she used to be attacked by way of vampires, and the one manner for Toni to get her out is to end up that bloodsuckers relatively do exist. So she's taken a role as a bodyguard for the Undead, yet she will get greater than she bargained for, particularly while she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal trying to find Ms. Right.
Although Ian's approximately 5 centuries previous, he seems and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk.
How can a useless guy be so rattling attractive? might Mr. mistaken be Mr. correct? One forbidden kiss could lead on to an eternity of passion—and all it takes is one second lower than the mistletoe . . .
By Jim B. Tucker
A first-person account of Jim B. Tucker's reviews with a few awesome little ones with thoughts of previous lives, New York Times bestseller Return to Life expands at the foreign paintings all started through his collage of Virginia colleague Ian Stevenson. Tucker's paintings, lauded by means of the likes of parapsychologist Carol Bowman and Deepak Chopra, and defined via a few as quantum physics, focuses totally on American instances, providing each one family's tale and describing his clinical research. His target is to figure out what occurred - what the kid has stated, how the oldsters have reacted, even if the kid's statements fit the lifetime of a selected deceased individual, and even if the kid can have realized such info via general capability. Tucker has stumbled on case stories that supply persuasive proof that a few youngsters do, in reality, own thoughts of past lives.
Among others, readers will meet a boy who describes a prior lifestyles on a small island. while Tucker takes him to that island, he reveals that a few info eerily fit the boy's statements and a few don't. one other boy issues to a photo from the Nineteen Thirties and says he was once one of many males in it. as soon as the exhausting efforts to spot that guy are winning, a few of the kid's various thoughts are came upon to check the main points of his existence. quickly after his moment birthday, a 3rd boy starts expressing thoughts of being an international struggle II pilot who's ultimately pointed out.
Thought-provoking and beautiful, Return to lifestyles urges its readers, skeptics and supporters alike, to consider existence, loss of life, and reincarnation and to mirror approximately their very own realization and spirituality.
By Sydney Somers
5 years in the past the guy she enjoyed died in her arms…Or did he?
The Shadow Destroyer sequence, publication 1
Jordan McAdam leads an strange double existence. Police officer by way of day, vigilante through evening. yet Jordan isn’t attracted to the common felony. She stalks Shadow Demons, creatures who prey at the blameless, creatures whom she suspects are liable for a string of surprising sacrificial murders. Creatures who killed her accomplice and lover.
Gage Campbell has spent the previous few years on an elite staff of Shadow Destroyers, removing the demons who replaced his life—and his DNA. Then an project leads him directly again to the lady he hasn’t been in a position to cease considering for 5 lengthy years. the girl he had no selection yet to depart behind.
Is the guy sooner than her a mimic demon bent on tormenting her, or is it Gage again from the lifeless? All Jordan is aware is that the raging wish among them is real.
Standing among them are years of secrets and techniques and damage, and a love that simply may have the facility to carry them jointly. If the homicide case they’re engaged on doesn’t separate them…permanently.
This name used to be formerly released yet has been revised and extended for Samhain Publishing.
By Bennett Sims
"The smartest zombie novel considering Colson Whitehead's Zone One."
-Ron Charles, The Washington Post
"A Questionable Shape provides the yang to the yin of Whitehead’s Zone One, with chess video games, a dinner invitation, or even a romantic expedition. Echoes of [Thomas] Bernhard’s hammering circularity and [David Foster] Wallace’s vivid brain that can’t cease making connections are either current. the purpose is the place the brain is going, and, in that admire, Sims has his thematic territory down cold."
-The day-by-day Beast
"A considering fan's zombie novel... one who asks the query: can we lose our humanity while the area begins to crumble?"
"Yes, it is a zombie novel, but in addition an emotionally resonant meditation on reminiscence and loss."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Compressed, copiously footnoted and literary, Bennett Sims' A Questionable Shape specializes in a zombie outbreak's influence on a tender guy and his female friend in one week, during which he and his ally adopt a quixotic, zombie-strewn look for a lacking father."
-Los Angeles Times
"Evokes the ability of David Foster Wallace with a story that is cerebral, unusually attractive, philosophical, and beautiful, good, brilliant."
"A Questionable Shape is a singular if you happen to learn so as to get up to lifestyles, now not get away it, if you themselves wish to discover the frontiers of the unsayable. [A Questionable Shape] is greater than only a novel. it truly is literature. it truly is life."
"Brilliantly delicate, whip-smart... Sims’ genius lies in how he builds a terrifically engrossing and totally distinct novel, no longer in spite, yet relatively due to the familiarity of the fabric. A e-book that's simply as touching and humorous because it is riotously smart."
"Bennett Sims is a author fearsomely built with an highbrow and linguistic variety to rival a tender Nabokov's, Nicholson Baker's reward for miniaturistic intaglio, and an arsenal of virtuosities fullyyt his personal. A Questionable Shape proclaims a literary expertise of genre-wrecking brilliance."
Mazoch discovers an unreturned motion picture sleeve, a smashed window, and a pool of blood in his father's condominium; the guy has long gone lacking. So he creates a listing of his father's haunts and asks Vermaelen to assist tune him down.
However, storm season looms over Baton Rouge, threatening to wipe out any undead no longer already contained, and dispose of all desire of ever discovering Mazoch's father.
Bennett Sims turns commonplace zombie fare on its head to bring a sensible and philosophical rumination at the nature of reminiscence and loss.
Bennett Sims used to be born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His fiction has seemed in A Public Space, Tin House, and Zoetrope: All-Story. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he presently teaches on the collage of Iowa, the place he's the Provost Postgraduate vacationing author in fiction.
FLEDGLING was once a finalist within the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Contest and is
inspired by way of the author's personal daughter who used to be born with center defects.
Look for Prodigy, booklet 2 of the Shapeshifter Chronicles, Prodigy- to be had now!
Look for Emergent, booklet three of the Shapeshifter Chronicles, Prodigy- on hand may perhaps 2014!
Set except different eighteen 12 months olds, Ana Hughes understands she is diverse. A lifestyles threatening center situation smothers her destiny and she or he yearns to think common. Her hopes are pinned on a
fresh begin in a distant city faraway from her local Colorado. one of the locker crammed hallways in Clark Bend excessive, Ana retains to the shadows, no longer desirous to draw cognizance to her violet tinged lips and wilted silhouette. and he or she virtually succeeds, until eventually she meets likelihood Morgan.
Struggling to maintain appearances, she quickly suspects probability is hiding anything in addition. His
animal-like senses, surprising therapeutic skill and bizarre response to her Thunderbird necklace compels Ana to question if there is extra to the tales approximately his Navajo ancestry. with none different clarification, she fears he's enjoying methods on her. however the fact may possibly end up an excessive amount of for Ana's gentle heart...
Excerpt from FLEDGLING:
"Ana persevered fading out and in of knowledge. Relinquishing to the nothingness that engulfed her, she had the influence of flow. She heard heavy respiring, which she made up our minds wasn't coming from her, sounding extra like snorting. She sensed herself putting,
her physique limp, unwilling to forfeit keep watch over again to her wandering brain. as if she used to be gazing every thing from a distance, it felt like she used to be on the finish of a darkened hallway, being pulled again right into a hole chasm. Inky hands entwined her brain until eventually there has been not anything left."
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By Alyssa Day
From the hot York occasions bestselling writer of Atlantis Betrayed and Vampires in Atlantis comes the tale of an immortal Atlantean warrior who falls in love with a panther shapeshifter as they conflict vampires.
Atlantean warrior Bastien is shipped to make an alliance with the panther shapeshifters within the Florida Everglades, yet he wishes anything extra intimate than a political allliance with the feminine shifter he's passionate about. First, he needs to cope with the nest of vampires who additionally wish the shapeshifters' allegiance.
Previously released in Wild factor
By Anthony Horowitz
Having escaped from Hong Kong, the 5 gatekeepers - Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett - are scattered in a opposed and unsafe international. As they fight to re-group and plan their subsequent flow, the malevolent King of the previous Ones gathers his forces in Oblivion: a desolate panorama the place the final survivors of humanity needs to struggle the last word conflict.
By Raymond E. Feist
“Feist has the universe firmly lower than his control.”
—Contra Costa Times
“Feist has a usual expertise for retaining the reader turning pages.”
Midkemia’s 5th and ultimate Riftwar—the devastating Chaoswar—explodes within the beginning quantity of Raymond E. Feist’s extraordinary new epic delusion trilogy of magic, clash, and world-shattering peril. A nation Besieged is a wide ranging experience that brings again Pug—first brought in Feist’s vintage debut novel, Magician, and now Midkemia’s strongest sorcerer—who faces a tremendous magical cataclysm that forces him to question every little thing he’s ever held as real and dear…including the loyalty of his liked son Magnus. The Chaoswar provides to be the crowning fulfillment within the 3 decades-long occupation of a New York Times bestselling grasp fantasist who ideas the sword and sorcery universe besides Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks.