My mother had a strong religious faith. She had definite convictions about sin and grace, good and evil, life and afterlife. In the last months before she died, she expressed some doubts about her life and fears about death. When Death came for her, I imagined this conversation.
Ezekiel was just an ordinary guy. One day he snapped at a group of young people that hung around his neighborhood. The events that followed led him on a journey - through wrongful incarceration, media manipulation and public vilification – into a man called “Zeek”: a vigilante who will clean up the very system that created him.
Everyone has to live through an event which, whether they like it or not, defines who they are. This event may result in an extraordinary action or reveal an internal demon that has to be dealt with. Each story in this collection says, "this is who I really am" and asks, "what do I do now?"
A megalomaniac comes of age during the Russian Revolution and through murder and mayhem and climatology and rustology and green bug infestation and maniacal worship of a skeleton witch, controls the wheat of the world.
When a group of wranglers lose their herd during a freak thunderstorm, little do they know they re about to walk the boundary between Hell and Earth. With walking dead, angry gods, mysterious pasts, and a few demonic entitites for good measure, its the best of the Old West mixed with a Lovecraftian influence.
For as long as she can remember, Lady Adriana Sutton has adored Colton Wyndham, to whom she has been promised by an agreement of courtship and betrothal since childhood. As a young girl, she was wounded by Colton s stubborn refusal to comply with his father s wishes and by his angry departure. He was too proud and too stubborn to accept a future not of his own choosing. Rather than submit, he fled from his ancestral home for a life of adventure and danger as an officer in the British army.
He was standing face-to-face with a dead woman...and she was holding a gun. Lieutenant Seth Buchanan s homicide investigationand his heartwere thrown into turmoil when Grace Fontaine turned up very much aliveand in possession of one of the huge blue diamonds known as the Stars of Mithra.
The cool, controlled cop never let his feelings get in the way of his job, and everything he knew about the notorious heiress told him she was poison. But in her irresistible presence, it was hard to remember there was any mystery more important to solve than that of Grace herself.
The thing in the mirror isn’t Harold. He tried to forget the past, tried to forget what he did. But some secrets will not stay buried, and Harold has good reason to be afraid. Something wicked his way comes