Description : Reining in demons and other supernatural foes is a formidable task, but thankfully Jayné has a team of loyal allies as well as seemingly limitless wealth. She'll need both to tackle a bodyswitching serial killer who's taken up residence in New Orleans, a city rich in voodoo lore and dark magic. Working alongside ex-FBI agent Karen Black, Jayné races to track down the demon's next intended host before they become yet another victim. But the closer she gets, the more convinced she becomes that nothing in this beautiful, wounded city is exactly as it seems . . .
Description : "Stories within stories within stories! And always, it took another story to explain the one that preceded it." That's the structure of Somtow's richly textured novel of supernatural sacrifice and redemption set during and just after the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the British widow of the Reverend Grainger (whom she mistakenly believes to have died in the war) attends the New York viewing and there meets Walt Whitman. He has a tale to tell, which involves Civil War atrocities, dark magic and some vivid resurrections. And he's just the first of a series of storytellers (among them Marie Laveau, Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Byron, a voodoo priestess, a one-eyed slave who can raise the dead and a young veteran of Andersonville) who gradually reveal the Rev. Grainger's secret life, and the secrets of undead immortality, to the hitherto sheltered young widow. Author of Vampire Junction and a werewolf novel, Moon Dance, Somtow here deploys zombies and a were-leopard in a story that makes good use of period detail and gory voodoo atmospherics. - Publisher's Weekly What a rich and diverse tapestry is S. P. Somtow's Darker Angels, a dark novel of the Civil War that's told as a phantasmagorical series of stories within stories like concentric rings. There's really no way to do justice to its structure in this brief description, but it must be said that such a potentially intrusive device here causes no confusion and indeed takes nothing away from the desperately grim beauty of the words that make up each and every narration. From the strange beginning, in which the recently widowed Mrs. Paula Grainger meets Walt Whitman while clandestinely visiting the body of the just-slain Abraham Lincoln, to the whirling, wild, wonderful stories of the war later told by Whitman and his young friend, Zachary Brown, and then the stories told by those within the stories ... about the elderly voodoo prince, Old Joseph, who as a free slave raises black Union soldiers from the dead for one last skirmish, and the boy preacher who may have killed his own father, Jimmie Lee Cox, and Tyler Tyler, the young soldier with no arms, and bewitching Phoebe, the voodoo priestess who holds the power to transform herself into a black panther, and finally re(folding) back onto the Reverend Grainger--whose correspondents include Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Byron, and the President himself, and who is not at all quite the way his wife thinks him to be. This is a novel of transformation, of being, of death, and of living the true life that only the grimness of death can bring. It's a novel less about the Civil War than about all wars, but it is quite specifically a Civil War novel, in which the richness of the themes runs like blood spilled between brothers and comrades, masters and slaves. This novel is grotesque, yet it makes such wise statements about the grotesqueness of war and slavery and religion that its own gruesomeness seems not only natural but necessary. Composer and film-maker S. P. Somtow weaves together so many disparate narrative voices yet produces a single cloth of intense beauty and rage, in which inhumanity vies with love as the fiercest of emotions. A novel such as Darker Angels cannot easily be described--it has to be experienced. It's a mystery to me that this great work of literature--yes, literature--will slip between the cracks because of its macabre subject matter. Perhaps too many critical voices need to stop paying attention to labels and focus instead on the heady work beneath this attractive cover. If you missed the first printing, by all means treat yourself to a special order--this trade paperback edition will fit easily on the shelf next to the Poe, Whitman, and Byron to which it so intriguingly refers. A true masterpiece of historical fiction, Darker Angels sings with a grim joy rarely achieved by novelists who dare touch subjects such as these. - Chi Weekly
Description : Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out. But when he's the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, he's given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, he's transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight--the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelist's teen daughter. With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving he's still one of Houston's best detectives.
Description : Angels take many shapes and forms - some familiar, some otherworldly, and some that we don't even recognize as angels. The angels in our lives may be corporeal - having tangible bodies, living among us as people we know or strangers we encounter. Or they may be ethereal - splashes of light, shapes of shadow, perhaps even beatific beings complete with halos and gossamer wings. Empowering Your Life with Angels shows readers how to recognize their own abilities to experience the presence of angels in their lives. Angels aren't here to grant every wish, but rather to provide guidance, direction, assurance, comfort, and protection in ways that help anyone grow and evolve. This new volume in the Empowering Your Life series provides exercises and meditations to help readers find and connect with their angels and spirit guides, and recognize their intervention in every aspect of their lives - love, work, health, and more. It also explores how readers can actually communicate with their angels through guided meditations, dreams, and other techniques. Readers are taught how to interpret the information received in angel messages and put it to use in every aspect of their lives. The book also discusses how to heal emotions, as well as the physical and spiritual self with the help of angels - and how to become an angel yourself!
Description : Cynthia's on my must-buy list. --New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox Earthly Delights With a messed up family background and a tendency to grow claws and fangs, Tanner Chance isn't exactly the boy next door. But he's a decent cop, and he keeps himself on the side of the good guys. Convenient, because when he rescues a survivor of a horrific shifter attack he finds himself instantly smitten--with an honest-to-goodness angel, as innocent as she is irresistible. Marna may be angelic, but she's not stupid or weak. She can take care of herself. Tanner is more temptation than protection anyway. Or so she thinks, until someone wearing her face starts taking out some of New Orleans's more unsavory paranormals. With police and predators both gunning for her blood, Marna has no choice but to trust Tanner. . .even though what's sparking between them is hotter than anything holy. Praise for Cynthia Eden's novels "A wickedly unique voice in paranormal romance!" --Larissa Ione on I'll Be Slaying You "A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride you won't want to miss." --Christine Feehan on Eternal Hunter
Description : This new collection gathers together 45 of Stableford's best critical reviews on works of science fiction, fantasy, horror, decadent literature, and nonfiction books about these topics. His comments are witty, intelligent, and full of insight. Complete with comprehensive index.
Description : Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on
Description : Written by two recognized authorities on nontraditional religious movements, this resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and related topics currently available. More than 300 entries are included and drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture. A variety of angel topics are discussed, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, guardian angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature. Angels are also discussed in terms of the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches. A comprehensive resource section lists movies, books, magazines, and organizations related to angels.
Description : Dead Angels Bleed is the story of Jacob, a man with the power of life and death over every living thing on the planet and his complex relationship with Azrael, the Angel of Death.This special edition features a sample chapter from Michael Charles Rogers' forthcoming novel, Temptation's Despair.
Description : Dark Angels and REDD Tornadoes reveals a bit of the dark entity that resides in us and the wrath that it can unleash. Malcolm A.K.A. Mac REDD carefully displays his darker side while still trying to maintain his conscience. Conflicted situations place him in a difficult position and inevitable decisions. Dark Angels are the toxic women he encounters in his life. The Redd Tornadoes is his havoc he releases on his love interest life. This book can also be considered a continuation of his first book "Scarred Butterflies with Bandaids".