Awakened by James S. Murray with Darren WearmouthAfter years of waiting, New York's newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connects the city with the burgeoning communities across the Hudson River. The shining jewel of this state-of-the-art line is a breathtaking visitors’ pavilion beneath the river. Major dignitaries, including New York City’s Mayor and the President of the United States, are in attendance for the inaugural run, as the first train slowly pulls in.
Under the station’s bright ceiling lights, the shiny silver cars gleam. But as the train comes closer into view, a far different scene becomes visible.
All the train’s cars are empty. All the cars’ interiors are drenched in blood.
As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out. But the horror is only beginning. High levels of deadly methane fill the tunnels. The structure begins to flood. For those who don’t drown, choke or spark an explosion, another terrifying danger awaits—the thing that killed all those people on the train. It’s out there…and it’s coming. There's something living beneath New York City, and it's not happy we've woken it up.
The Anomaly by Michael RutgerNot all secrets are meant to be found.
If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore -- a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists.
Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways.
Nolan's story becomes one of survival against seemingly impossible odds. The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions: What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long? And what secret does it conceal that made its last visitors attempt to seal it forever?
Flight or Fright
by Stephen King and Bev Vincent (editors)
Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you.
Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like gulp! a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.
Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, "ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight."
By Blood We Live by Glen DuncanA climactic showdown between vampires and werewolves that's complicated by an unexpected love story.
Newcomers to The Last Werewolf trilogy will want to read The Last Werewolf and Talulla Rising before sinking their teeth into this violent and sexy conclusion.
"Duncan's a gorgeous, daring writer even those horrified of horror can love" (Library Journal).
Werewolf Cop by Andrew KlavanOn the hunt for a crime boss in possession of a demonically powered dagger, Houston cop Zach "Cowboy" Adams is brutally attacked and transformed into a werewolf. Adjusting to his newfound abilities, Adams ponders if he should use them in the pursuit of justice.
Featuring complex characters and a gritty, page-turning narrative, Werewolf Cop combines elements of mystery and horror to deliver a tale of bestial vengeance.
Red Moon by Benjamin PercyAn ambitious, intricately plotted parable of the long-running yet uneasy alliance between humans and lycans -- until an act of terrorism changes everything.
Drawing parallels to the post-9/11 sociopolitical climate, Red Moon's resonant alternate history offers a humanizing, empathetic portrait of its stigmatized shapeshifters.
For fans of Justin Cronin's The Passage series.
The Wolf Gift by Anne RiceReporter Reuben Golding, the "Man Wolf," combs through San Francisco using his supernatural powers to rescue those in peril and evade the authorities.
The Wolf Gift kicks off The Wolf Gift Chronicles, followed by The Wolves of Midwinter.
Reviewers say The Wolf Gift "will surely please fans and newcomers alike" (Publishers Weekly).
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