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Romancing The Dead

By Tate Hallaway
Authors:
Tate Hallaway
Having dealt with the skeletons in her closet - the Vatican witch hunters who wanted her dead and the FBI agents who wanted her to spend life in prison - Garnet Lacey is feeling pretty darn good about her life. But things are about to go wrong. Very wrong.Just as Garnet is finally starting to feel settled in Madison and daydreaming about what 'forever' might mean to Sebastian Von Traum, her daylight-tolerant vampire lover, he suddenly goes missing. As if that isn't enough, Mátyás, Sebastian's half-vampire son who is cursed to be a perpetual teenager, shows up looking for his dad. At the same time, Garnet begins to sponsor the incredibly gorgeous Micah as a new member of her coven. Garnet is determined to keep things professional while she searches for her missing boyfriend but Lilith, her inner goddess, has other ideas...
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 17: Amara & The Lake

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
AMARA The Princess of Egypt, the once beautiful wife of Mentuhotep the first, lies in a museum. She has been dead for 4000 years. Or has she? Barney the night-watchman is the first to discover that the mummy's coffin has been broken open. But Barney won't be able to tell the authorities. The dead can't testify to anything. Now Amara is free again and nothing can stop her...THE LAKE Leigh yearns for a summer of excitement by the lake. But instead she stumbles into a legacy of terror which will shatter her life... Eighteen years on, Deana has no knowledge of her mother's troubled past. But when the horrors of the past meet the perils of the present, both mother and daughter are plunged into a nightmare of blood and terror from which there is no escape.
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 16: Night in the Lonesome October & No Sanctuary

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER It's been a long summer for Ed, without Holly. But in September Holly doesn't return to campus. Ed receives a letter from her - she has fallen in love with someone else and won't be coming back. Heartbroken, he leaves his apartment and takes a walk. But he's not the only one out on this October night. There are others - roaming the streets, lurking under bridges, seeking prey...NO SANCTUARY Rick would do anything for his girlfriend. He'd even spent his vacation walking the trails around Fern Lake - though after what happened last time, it's the one place in the world he'd prefer not to go. But Rick and Bert are not the only ones heading to there. Gillian likes breaking into people's homes while they are away and living there. But this time she chances on the home of a serial killer...
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 15: The Travelling Vampire Show & Dreadful Tales

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW is coming to town and Dwight, Rusty and Slim are determined to go. But it's for over 18s only. They decide to go and watch the crew set up anyway, hoping to catch a glimpse of Valeria, billed as 'the only known vampire in captivity'. But when the three teenagers break the rules, they run into big trouble.DREADFUL TALES Shane Malone sits sweltering in front of his computer, trying to write an anthology in which every chilling tale must end in the death of a twenty-two-year-old woman in her apartment. But the deafening music from next door is not helping. He furiously bangs on his neighbour's door and discovers she's a twenty-two-year-old woman who will not be argued with. Shane is about to find out that life really can imitate art.
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 14: Among the Missing & Come Out Tonight

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
AMONG THE MISSING It's 2:32am. Behind the wheel of a jaguar sits the beautiful wife of Professor Grant Parkington. She has left Grant behind. The man she wants is waiting for her on the roadside. 'Where to?' she says. He suggests the Bend, where there's a soft, sandy beach - an ideal place for love. But in the morning a naked body will be found - a body missing more than its clothes...COME OUT TONIGHT It's the hottest night of the year so far, and it's also young couple Sherry and Duane's first time. Discovering they have no condoms, Duane throws on his clothes and makes his way down to the twenty-four hour Speed-D-Mart. Not a place anyone would want to visit at night. Suddenly Sherry hears a noise from down the street. It sounds like a gunshot...
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 13: Fiends & After Midnight

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
FIENDS It's only a trip to the movies but it turns into Marty's worst nightmare when she sees the guy sitting behind her. Willy. The man who raped her ten years ago. Now he's out of jail - and looking for Marty...AFTER MIDNIGHT Alice likes house-sitting for her friend. Best of all is the outdoor swimming pool. But it all goes wrong just after midnight when a man walks out of the woods and jumps naked into the pool. Alice knows about men. So she fetches the Civil War relic that hangs on the wall. The cavalry sabre...
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 12: Body Rides & Bite

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
BITE Tick-tock, tick-tock... Sam's in the wardrobe. With a hammer in one hand, a wooden stake in the other - and a heart full of fear. It's almost midnight... Cat's on the bed. Face down and nude. Sam's former girlfriend - the only woman he's ever loved. Together they wait because... The vampire's coming!BODY RIDES Ever since the LA riots Neal has carried a pistol in his car - and tonight he needs it. He shoots a man assaulting a woman tied naked to a tree by the freeway. As a reward, Elise gives Neal a magic bracelet that enables him to step inside other people, to see through their eyes and experience their feelings. To take 'body rides'. Neal returns to check on the man he shot. But the man is not dead - he's alive and breathing vengeance. First he's going to finish the job on Elise, then he's going to butcher Neal. But this time, with the help of the bracelet, Neal can look inside his would-be killer's skull...
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 11: Island & Quake

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
ISLAND When eight people go on a cruise to the Bahamas, they plan to swim, sunbathe and relax. But after their yacht blows up, they find themselves stranded on a desert island. As they wait to be rescued, it becomes clear they're not alone on the island. In the jungle behind the beach there's a maniac on the loose with murder in his heart. And he's plotting to kill them all, one by one...QUAKE Twenty minutes before the quake hits, Stanley is ogling a pretty female jogger through his living-room window. He watches Sheila every morning and that's not all he'd like to do to her. As the quake hits, Sheila becomes separated from her husband and daughter. Will her family get there before Stanley does?
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 10: Savage & In the Dark

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
SAVAGE Whitechapel, November 1888: Jack the Ripper is committing his last known act of butchery in the one-room hovel occupied by the luckless harlot, Mary Kelly. And beneath the bed on which the fiend is cruelly and cheerfully eviscerating his victim cowers a fifteen-year-old boy... This is just the start of the extraordinary adventures of Trevor Bently, a boy who embarked on a errand of mercy and ran into the most notorious serial killer in criminal history, a boy who became a man as he travelled on a quest of vengeance across a wild and untamed continent - a boy who brought the horrors of Jack the Ripper to the New World.IN THE DARK Nothing much happens in Donnerville, at least not in the public library. Then the new librarian, Jane Kerry, receives a strange envelope. Inside is a fifty-dollar bill and a note instructing her to 'Look homeward, angel.'Mystified, Jane pulls Thomas Wolfe's novel of that title off the shelf and finds a second envelope. This one contains a one-hundred dollar bill and a clue to another pay-off. Like the first one it is signed 'MOG (Master of Games)'. Suddenly Jane is hooked, this is one game she must play to the end.
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 9: Endless Night & Midnight's Lair

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
MIDNIGHT'S LAIR Mordock's Cave is one of those wonders of the world: a place where thousands of sightseers every year taker an awe-inspiring boat trip on a lake deep beneath the earth's surface and marvel at Nature's handiwork. But the darkness is also the home of things Nature never intended - things violent, bestial and obscenely evil. And when a sudden power failure traps a group of tourists underground, the unnatural creatures who dwell there emerge from the depths...ENDLESS NIGHT Jody Fargo is sweet sixteen but tougher than she looks - she has to be. She's sleeping over at a friend's when the killers break in. They slaughter the family but Jody escapes, rescuing twelve-year-old Andy on the way... Simon Quirt doesn't seem like the kind of fellow who would rape and murder in the dead of night. But, together with his friends, that's just what he does. Now Simon is alone. His task is to track down the only eyewitnesses to the massacre and dispose of them. Simon just can't wait to get his hands on Jody... .
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 8: Alarums & Blood Games

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
ALARUMS Melanie Conway is a pale and lovely violinist who has strange visions of death. When she crashes to the floor during a concert her boyfriend, Bodie, is at hand to hear her fearful premonition of disaster... Penelope Conway is even more stunning than her sister but her looks frequently get her in trouble. The last thing she needs is a series of obscene phone calls...Capitivated by these two alluring sisters, Bodie finds himself drawn deep into a strange mystery that is fired by sex and haunted by blood.BLOOD GAMES They meet up for one week every year: Helen, Cora, Vivian, Finley and Abilene - five former co-eds in search of thrills and adventure. Just like they enjoyed together at college. This time it's Helen's choice. Helen, the fat girl with a taste for horror, the brainy one with a fear of being caught alone in the shower by an unknown assailant with a sharp knife and a taste for blood...
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 7: Darkness Tell Us & One Rainy Night

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
DARKNESS, TELL US It starts at an end-of-term party. Six college kids and a Ouija board. The board that Professor Coreen Dalton had hidden at the back of a cupboard and sworn never to touch again - not after Jake's death. And now here are these kids falling for the revelations of a spirit called Butler, swallowing it's promise of a fortune hidden in the mountains. Not that Corie believes they would be stupid enough to head off in to the wilderness on the say-so of a child's plaything. To embark on a two-day hike into the unknown where any foul danger may lie in wait to cut and slice and tear them limb from limb. But then, professor or not, Corie could be wrong... ONE RAINY NIGHT The water drops like a shroud on the town of Bixby. Warm, viscous and unnatural, it coats the inhabitants in an unending torrent - and turns them into crazy, hate-filled maniacs. A helpful stranger at a gas station shoves a petrol pump down a customer's throat and squeezes the trigger. A soaking-wet queue of cinema-goers smashes its way inside the movie house to slice up the dry people within. A loving wife attacks her husband, bouncing the back of his head on the marble floor until it sounds like sloppy wet meat...
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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 6: Funland & The Stake

By Richard Laymon
Authors:
Richard Laymon
THE STAKE In an abandoned hotel in a Californian ghost town, horror writer Larry Dunbar and his friends make a chilling discovery. By chance they stumble on a coffin hidden under the stairs. Within lies the corpse of a naked female - with a stake through its heart. Was she the innocent victim of a gruesome murder? Or was she a vampire? There's only one way for Larry to solve the mystery - he must pull out the stake...FUNLAND A series of unexplained disappearances has cast a dark shadow over the summer pleasures over the seaside town of Boleta Bay. And holiday-makers are being threatened by a growing army of leering, foul-mouthed bums who have taken over the promenade. Convinced that the down-and-outs are behind the abductions, a gang of local teenagers decide to wreak violent revenge. Led by the charismatic Tanya, the gang graduate from simple beatings to more sinister punishments. And as they grow more daring, their campaign leads them to the old abandoned Funhouse, where the real truth of the disappearances awaits them...
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