Home Before Dark Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

Home Before Dark

  • Author : Riley Sager
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524745189

Home Before Dark Excerpt :

In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls? What was it like? Living in that house. Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism. Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father's book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father's death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself—a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.

Home After Dark Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Home After Dark

  • Author : David Small
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771079344

Home After Dark Excerpt :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed memoir Stitches comes a stunning story of one boy's heartbreaking coming of age in 1950s America. After his mother abandons the family, thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt moves with his Korean War veteran father to a small town in southern California. Eager to fit in and figure out the mystifying rules of being a man, he succumbs to the sway of boys more feral than himself--leading to an act of betrayal that will have devastating consequences. Told through cinematic artwork that will transfix readers with its visceral potency and grace, Home After Dark is a mesmerizing evocation of a boy's struggle to survive the everyday brutalities of adolescence, and forge his own path to manhood.

Home After Dark Book

Home After Dark

  • Author : Darryl Robidoux
  • Publisher : Five Star Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 158985117X

Home After Dark Excerpt :

In Home After Dark: One Mans Memoir (Feb 2009), Robidoux shares his incredible journeyfrom his birth behind a wood-burning stove in a home with no kitchen to his rapid ascent to the apex of the corporate ladder. By sharing the intimate details of his unconventional life, Robidoux hopes others will find a path to their own dreams by accepting challenges, persevering through hazards and not succumbing to societal and corporate pitfalls.

Home Before Dark Book

Home Before Dark

  • Author : Susan Cheever
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501124648

Home Before Dark Excerpt :

In Home Before Dark, Susan Cheever, daughter of the famously talented writer John Cheever, uses previously unpublished letters, journals, and her own precious memories to create a candid and insightful tribute to her father. While producing some of the most beloved and celebrated American literature of this century, John Cheever wrestled with personal demons that deeply affected his family life as well as his career. In this poignant memoir of a man driven by boundless genius and ambition, Susan Cheever writes with heartwrenching honesty of family life with the father, the writer, and the remarkable man she loved.

Hope Returns Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Hope Returns

  • Author : Carolyn Digh Griffin
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2008-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606470695

Hope Returns Excerpt :

On the heels of her mother's death, Hope Logan reluctantly returned to her grandparents' home place in search of a journal that revealed explosive crimes and atrocities of the past that had haunted her grandma for nearly sixty-five years. Bitterness, unforgiveness, and anger consumed her as she set out to solve the mystery that surrounded her grandma's life. The dark evil secret that was contained in the journal only deepened her resentment of God. Because of her quest, she came in contact with many strong believers, especially a handsome young pastor and three senior citizens. In that small town in the foothills of the mountains of North Carolina, Hope's bitterness, unforgiveness, and anger slowly began to fade in the light of the strong faith of the young pastor and three senior citizens. She discovered the true meaning of faith and hope in Christ in the midst of adversity. Carolyn Digh Griffin, a native North Carolinian, resides in Waxhaw, North Carolina, with her husband, Hoyle. She is retired from Union County Public Schools where she was an Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent. She has two daughters and four grandchildren who also reside in the Old North State.

After Dark with the Duke Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

After Dark with the Duke

  • Author : Julie Anne Long
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063044159

After Dark with the Duke Excerpt :

Sparks fly when a daring diva clashes with an ice-cold war hero in the newest thrilling romance in USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long’s Palace of Rogues series. She arrives in the dead of night, a mob out for blood at her heels: Mariana Wylde, the “Harlot of Haywood Street,” an opera diva brought low by a duel fought for her favors. But the ladies of the Grand Palace on the Thames think they can make a silk purse from scandal: They’ll restore her reputation and share in her triumph...provided they can keep her apart from that other guest. Coldly brilliant, fiercely honorable, General James Duncan Blackmore, the Duke of Valkirk, is revered, feared, desired...but nobody truly knows him. Until a clash with a fiery, vulnerable beauty who stands for everything he scorns lays him bare. It’s too clear the only cure for consuming desire is conquest, but their only chance at happiness could lead to their destruction. The legendary duke never dreamed love would be his last battleground. Valkirk would lay down his life for Mariana, but his choice is stark: risk losing her forever, or do the one thing he vowed he never would...surrender.

Go Set a Watchman Book
Score: 3.5
From 3,498 Ratings

Go Set a Watchman

  • Author : Harper Lee
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062409874

Go Set a Watchman Excerpt :

#1 New York Times Bestseller “Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades." — New York Times A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of the late Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.

Echoes in the Storm Book

Echoes in the Storm

  • Author : Max Henry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0648166104

Echoes in the Storm Excerpt :

One week is all we were supposed to share. One week as strangers. All the things you did differently irked me. I thought it meant we couldn't get along, that there was no chance we'd work out. But when it came time for me to leave, you know what I figured out? You were my echo. My call back. And damn it if I didn't find home in the end.

Life Is the Darkness Book

Life Is the Darkness

  • Author : Karen Eastland
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-05-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 1719375968

Life Is the Darkness Excerpt :

Life is the Darkness is a book of short stories, and a few pieces of poetry. I break the fourth wall, and all but a few are macabre, some are humorous and all are pieces of realism/surrealism. Some content can be confronting. It ranges from the innocuous, through to the inevitability of a barren earth, should humans continue to abuse her. There are so many things available to us, other than the manufacturing materials we currently use, to save our planet, while we still maintain a continued enjoyment, doing the things, we have become accustomed to. I'd like to leave my grandchildren a better world than the one we're leaving for our children today.

Whitby After Dark Book

Whitby After Dark

  • Author : Stella Coulson
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2016-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 132648916X

Whitby After Dark Excerpt :

Lenore Lee wants nothing more than to make new friends in her new town of Whitby, Yorkshire, and to forget about the disturbing dreams that hold her captive at night. But what she discovers in Whitby, might be even more disturbing than the dreams. Dreams which may hold the key to her survival in the hidden world of the Supernatural...

Nocturnal Desires  Erotic Tales for the Sensual Soul Book

Nocturnal Desires Erotic Tales for the Sensual Soul

  • Author : Camille Towe
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2018-08-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 1719944636

Nocturnal Desires Erotic Tales for the Sensual Soul Excerpt :

Nine sizzling erotic short stories by various authors, with bits of erotic poetry sprinkled in between to spice things up even further. Explicit adult content combined with compelling storylines makes this the ideal bedside book for couples to enjoy together. Makes a wonderful gift for your spouse or lover. This anthology is also a charity fundraiser. For each copy sold, a portion of royalties will be donated to Multiple Sclerosis research in support of a beloved fellow writer who was recently diagnosed with MS. This book is not about vampires or werewolves, so if that

The Eye of Hermes Book

The Eye of Hermes

  • Author : William Howard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-02-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 069282829X

The Eye of Hermes Excerpt :

In a far corner of the universe, two intelligent insects races, the bee-like Polistine and the Beetleguise have been engaged in a bitter war that has lasted 500 years. In fact, the only place in the universe were they are able to co-exist is on the the asteroid prison, Minerva, home to the worst alien criminals in the galaxy. Even with their inability to end this conflict, both races are faced with the knowledge that greater threats are on the horizon. First, an ancient gem with an insatiable appetite for energy has awaken from its long slumber. The only thing standing in its' way is Astral Engineer Kasidy Vulkner and the crew of the Mjolnir. Second, the tyrannical warlord Diabolix is making his way back into this dimension with plans for galactic conquest. And the only being that can stop him is an Abomination.

Shattered Glass Book

Shattered Glass

  • Author : Destiny D. Hawkins
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN 10 : 1977916287

Shattered Glass Excerpt :

I lived in a world of darkness, never to see the light again. It's been eleven years since my father cursed Crystal City, since he condemned me to a life of loneliness and misery. By taking away everything that my mother loved, he took everything that I knew and cared for. Everything, but the throne. Only what good was being a queen in a city of mindless killers? A city that would never see the sunlight until the day of my death. I truly had nothing to live for... ...Or so I thought. The night that Wolfe was dragged into my palace, I knew that my life would never be the same. We were childhood friends once, but we went our separate ways. He became captain of the pirates, and I ascended to the diamond throne. My once sworn protector had become my enemy, but we were both alone, and the connection we felt was almost unbearable to ignore. My heart only cracked after my father abandoned me, but Wolfe would completely shatter it. For someone that hasn't felt anything for years, that wasn't such a bad thing.

The Price of Silver Book

The Price of Silver

  • Author : Josie Jaffrey
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-11-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1540523616

The Price of Silver Excerpt :

In the straits of necessity, sometimes there isn't room for freedom. The Price of Silver is the second book in Josie Jaffrey's Solis Invicti paranormal romance series, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London where a deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. Emmy is fenced in by the city, the walls marking the edge of safety closing in around her and sealing her in with one vampire who loves her and another who wants her dead. As she struggles to keep herself and the people she cares about alive, her fellow humans chafe against their enforced submission, and it becomes clear that there are bigger schemes and greater deceptions in play than she had ever imagined. All the while, the monsters wait outside the barricades for their moment. Of one thing she is certain: without the help of the Silver, the humans won't be safe for long.

You and Me Against the World Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

You and Me Against the World

  • Author : Raymond Esposito
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2013-01-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 1481055836

You and Me Against the World Excerpt :

The world is infected and humanity is reduced to creatures of vicious insanity. Doctor Thorn's rescue by a group of young survivors is just the beginning of their nightmarish journey to survive. In this apocalyptic landscape, humankind has one final hope that rests on the strength and determination of 10 young men and women.