By Anne Rice
In her new novel, perennial bestseller Anne Rice fuses her uniquely seductive traces of narrative -- her Vampire legend and her lore of the Mayfair witches -- to provide us a global of vintage deep-south luxurious and ancestral secrets.
Welcome to Blackwood Farm: hovering white columns, spacious drawing rooms, vivid, sun-drenched gardens, and a depressing strip of the dense Sugar satan Swamp. this is often the realm of Quinn Blackwood, a super younger guy haunted due to the fact beginning by means of a mysterious doppelgänger, “Goblin,” a spirit from a dream international that Quinn can’t break out and that stops him from belonging anyplace. while Quinn is made a Vampire, wasting all that's rightfully his and gaining an undesirable immortality, his doppelgänger turns into much more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself.
As the unconventional strikes forwards and backwards in time, from Quinn’s boyhood on Blackwood Farm to give day New Orleans, from historical Athens to 19th-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the mythical Vampire Lestat within the wish of liberating himself from the spectre that pulls him inexorably again to Sugar satan Swamp and the explosive secrets and techniques it holds.
A tale of sweet sixteen and promise, of loss and the quest for romance, of secrets and techniques and future, Blackwood Farm is Anne Rice at her enthralling best.
From the Hardcover edition.
By S. T. Joshi
Part of a brand new six-volume sequence of the simplest in vintage horror, chosen by means of award-winning director Guillermo del Toro
American Supernatural Tales is the last word selection of bizarre and scary American brief fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the recognition of the occult in American literature has purely grown because the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The e-book celebrates the richness of this custom with chilling contributions from a number of the nation's brightest literary lighting, together with Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. This volumes additionally contains "The Yellow Sign," the main terrible tale from The King in Yellow, the vintage horror assortment by way of Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hit TV series True Detective. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, it is a frighteningly sturdy number of stories.
Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves because the curator for the Penguin Horror sequence, a brand new number of vintage stories and poems by way of masters of the style. integrated listed below are a few of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s brief tale “Sardonicus,” thought of by way of Stephen King to be “perhaps the best instance of the trendy Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and tales through Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. that includes unique conceal paintings by means of Penguin artwork Director Paul Buckley, those stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers may be excellent additions to the cabinets of horror, sci-fi, delusion, and paranormal aficionados far and wide.
By Anne Rice
"ANNE RICE WILL continue to exist in the course of the a long time OF LITERATURE."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"TALTOS IS THE 3rd ebook IN a chain often called THE LIVES OF THE MAYFAIR WITCHES . . . Their haunted historical past has introduced the family members nice wealth, that is exercised from a brand new Orleans manse with Southern gentility; yet after all such energy can't break out realize . . . or problem. . . Rice is a powerful expertise. . .
[Taltos] is a curious amalgam of gothic, glamour fiction, exchange heritage, and excessive cleaning soap opera."
--The Washington submit ebook World
"AN difficult, wonderful IMAGINATION."
--Los Angeles instances publication Review
"SPELLBINDING . . . legendary . . . Anne Rice is a natural storyteller."
--Kirkus stories (starred)
"Her strength of invention turns out boundless. . . . She has made a masterpiece of the morbid, helpful of Poe's daughter. . . . it really is not easy to compliment sufficiently the originality of omit Rice."
--The Wall highway magazine
By Carol Snow
Madison Sabatini inspiration she knew who she was once: an almost-sophomore with a vibrant destiny. the latest photographer on her university paper. A shopaholic with nice hair and a wonderful cloth wardrobe. Then, in a flash, every little thing changed.
Now she's caught in Sandyland, a depressing seashore city in the midst of nowhere, residing together with her mom and dad in a crappy resort "suite." rather than spending the summer season along with her neighbors at domestic, she's placing out with pink-haired Delilah, an artist who works in a store known as Psychic photograph, and a skater boy named Duncan who is totally now not her kind. other than, perhaps he's . . .
Determined to make the easiest of items, Madison throws herself into her one ardour: images. but if unusual figures commence showing in her pictures—people who were not there whilst she snapped the pictures, those who find themselves later suggested dead—she starts to query every little thing approximately who she is . . . and who she needs she might be.
By Phil Rickman
Glastonbury Tor is the mythical resting position of the Holy Grail, yet whatever else additionally rests underneath the hill
Glastonbury, mythical resting position of the Holy Grail, is a mysterious and haunting city. but if plump, dizzy Diane Ffitch returns domestic, it truly is with a feeling of deep unease—and not just approximately her aristocratic family's response to her damaged engagement and her New Age partners. Plans for a brand new highway have intensified the previous bitterness among the area people and the "pilgrims," so already the sacred air is soured. And, because the city turns into more and more cut up by way of violence and loss of life, Diane, neighborhood bookseller Juanita Carey, and the author Joe Powys needs to now stand up to the worst of all chances: the life of an anti-Grail—the darkish chalice.
By Stant Litore, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin
Matt Cahill used to be a normal guy prime an easy existence until eventually a stunning twist of fate replaced every little thing. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists inside our personal. Now he is on a perilous quest for the solutions to who he's and what he has become…and engaged in an epic conflict to avoid wasting us, and his soul, from the clutches of natural evil.
Matt is monitoring a blood-sucking, shape-shifting killer throughout the icy Cascade Mountains whilst he encounters a mysterious lady who's at the similar corpse-strewn trail…but who has a terrifying mystery of her own.
From the bestselling writer of The paintings ForgerSee No Evil is a supernatural mystery approximately witchcraft, reincarnation, and homicide in Cambridge, Massachusetts. the tale opens as Lauren Freeman touches the worn leather-based binding of The Chronicle of the Coven. She sees a flash of knives and hears a wierd refrain of voices in her head. Lauren is undeterred. A newly divorced unmarried mom, she is a graduate pupil in historical past writing a e-book approximately American witch trials together with her professor Jackie Pappas. Lauren wishes the cash the booklet will convey. Its concentration is a mysterious occasion that came about in 1692 while seven convicted "witches" vanished from their criminal cells at the eve in their executions and have been by no means noticeable back. Lauren and Jackie's examine starts to discover extraordinary experiences. Then, without notice, Jackie is lifeless, and Lauren is left to jot down their e-book on my own. Lauren is aware that Jackie used to be murdered and that if she isn't really cautious, she's going to be subsequent. Lauren's conflict to avenge Jackie's dying and store her personal existence takes her from Wiccan gala's to historical cemeteries to the bowels of darkish libraries. After her son's kidnapping, a number of homicide makes an attempt, and a chase via labyrinthine subway tunnels, Lauren ultimately confronts the wrongdoer of those bad occasions and recognizes that, even within the daily, issues are usually no longer as they appear.
By Megan Atwood
Emma is aware that Sophie is demise for the opportunity to "dance a pas de deux" together with her titanic weigh down, Trey. dual sisters be aware of every thing approximately one another. So whilst Emma secretly hooks up with Trey herself, Sophie feels two times as betrayed. whereas Sophie may be dissatisfied, she's no longer offended adequate to ship her sister loss of life threats. however, whilst menacing notes succeed in Emma, Sophie's the pinnacle suspect. Will Sophie transparent her identify and store her dual? Or will one of many Dario Quincy Academy's darkish secrets and techniques break them either?
By Mario Acevedo
“[Acevedo] is a really disturbed man—and I suggest that during absolutely the most interesting feel of the term.”
—Tim Dorsey, writer of Nuclear Jellyfish
Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a gorgeous werewolf cabal in Werewolf Smackdown, the 5th installment in Mario Acevedo’s satirical supernatural sequence. The author’s splendidly twisted mix of comedy, horror, and detective noir—expertly flourished in such books as The Nymphos of Rocky Flat and Jailbait Zombie—places him within the august corporation of Eric “Anonymous Rex” Garcia and Christopher “Bloodsucking Fiends” Moore, whereas incomes him raves from coast to coast. The Baltimore sunlight calls Acevedo’s novels, “decidedly solid, unclean, unwholesome fun,” whereas writer and fan J.A. Konrath calls them, “a delicate blend of Anne Rice and Michael Connelly, with a beneficiant part of Dave Barry.”