Alfie Carter

In fact, if he was a good witchy man, he would not have allowed it to happen. She hoped he could not think the same thoughts she was thinking, as he might become angry with her. He might put a curse on her and cause her hair to turn ...

Alfie Carter

An African girl fleeing a brutal war meets a troubled Texas detective in a novel of faith and survival: “Extraordinarily original and real characters.” —Marian P. Merritt, author of The Moon Has No Light The seemingly never-ending Cabinda War (1975—) has left multitudes dead in its wake and thousands of children homeless and orphaned. Jackaleena N’denga, a young Angolan girl, has become the sole survivor of one particularly brutal village massacre carried out by a band of guerrilla boy-soldiers. But Jackaleena’s resilience leads her to an orphanage on the west coast of Africa, known as Benguela by the Sea, where she and other children are taken in and protected. Her brilliant mind and endless questions capture the heart of her mentor, Margaret, who ensures her that her survival thus far—especially as the only survivor from her village—must mean she has big things ahead of her. When the opportunity arises, she must find her purpose. Not without a plan, Jackaleena stows away on a mercy ship that has made its yearly visit to the orphanage and is now preparing to return to America. Her journey will take her across the ocean, into the arms of New York City’s customs officials, and finally into placement in a temporary foster home in Texas. Enter Alfie Carter—a workaholic, small-town detective who is also battling memories of his past. His life is forever changed when he meets a young African girl looking for her higher purpose . . .

Heartfire

Ia witchyman! Youwant God, him!” “You held himcaptive before. Doit again! Try it!” Even asshe insisted, she could see thepathsof the future change. Whenshe finally saw one in which Calvin was still alive at dawn, sheshouted athim, ...

Heartfire

'Card is one of the most important writers in the field.' - Ben Bova ;The most important work of American fantasy since Stephen Donaldson's original Thomas Covenant trilogy.' - Chicago Suntimes Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person's heart. She can follow the paths of each person's future, and know each person's most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker's birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin's heart as well as his life. But Alvin's destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft, and their use is punished by death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy's quest to set the world on that path to peace. Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens

The Sad Tale Of The Brothers Grossbart

... somethin a man couldn't refuse.” Manfried's laughter was genuine, which made Hegel's bile roil up even hotterashis brother laidinto him. “So cause we kilt us a witchyman up in them mountainsand seen thatother you's a damn authority ...

The Sad Tale Of The Brothers Grossbart

In the plague-wracked and devil-haunted darkness of Medieval Europe, an elite few enjoy opulent lives while the majority eke out a miserable existence in abject poverty. Hungry creatures stalk the deep woods and desolate mountains, and both sea and sky teem with unspeakable horrors. For those ill-fated masses not born into wealth, life is but a vicious trial to be endured before the end of days. Hegel and Manfried Grossbart could give a toss. Being of low birth means little, after all, when the riches of the mighty wait just inside the next crypt. The grave-robbing twins know enough about crusading to realise that if one is to make a living from the dead, what better destination than the fabled tomb-cities of Egypt? But the Brothers Grossbart are about to discover that all legends have their truths, and worse fates than death await those who would take the red road of villainy . . .

Witiku

“Nah, ain't gonna happen, Witchyman. We cooked your cookbook, Pal. So...no deposit—no return. You should'a read the fine print in your little syllabus, asshole.” With that, I toss the hefty shovelful of salt onto his transforming eyes, ...

Witiku

"... In this read we are privileged to again see Tribal Cop Ely Stone in action as he is summoned by Amos, the true Spiritual leader of their tribe through the Spirit world they share. As the horror continues these men, with several others, from Detectives, to FBI agents, begin to join forces to fight an evil that few know how to defeat... This story is laced with Native American mysticism, weaving into the story frightening centuries-old legends and bringing them to life. The locals are so vivid, the forest, the huts, the different places they stay and interact in... Things become more complicated as Ely becomes involved with a woman who touches his heart with emotions that do not need to come forth at this time, especially when her life is on the line. What a ride!" --- MidWest Book Review

Witchyman

A series of rapes in a wooded area known as The Witchy Path led to the story of the Witchyman. After some time had passed, the community collectively forgot about the streak of violence, and the Witchyman faded into history.

Witchyman

Witchyman is a fictional story based on an urban legend from a suburb in Winnipeg, Canada. Kristian James is an artist based in Los Angeles, has recently created a series of creepy sketches, only to realize they are a reflection of memories from her childhood. She lands a showing of her work at a local art gallery. The gallery owner, a lovely, flamboyant man named Gustavo, sees their potential, as they draw people in because they are so dark. When news of her good fortune hits the newspapers in Winnipeg, the subject of her sketches, the real Witchyman, realizes she must know who he is, as the likeness to the photograph of her work is unmistakable. He knows he must go to Los Angeles to find this artist to silence her. After years of trying to distance himself from a violent past, he resurfaces in the big city, and is seduced by the underbelly of society there, as well as by the glamor and lifestyle of this artist and her friends. Unable to control his darkness, he begins to take Kris' life apart, once more.

I Used to Be Charming

... witchy man) sent white roses stuffed so tightly in this wicker basket that it took weeks for them to fade. And last but not least, Ed Ruscha, Paul's artist brother, and his wife, Danna, sent a breathtaking combo of huge sunflowers ...

I Used to Be Charming

Previously uncollected nonfiction pieces by Hollywood's ultimate It Girl about everything from fashion to tango to Jim Morrison and Nicholas Cage. With Eve’s Hollywood Eve Babitz lit up the scene in 1974. The books that followed, among them Slow Days, Fast Company and Sex and Rage, have seduced generations of readers with their unfailing wit and impossible glamour. What is less well known is that Babitz was a working journalist for the better part of three decades, writing for the likes of Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Esquire, as well as for off-the-beaten-path periodicals like Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing and Francis Ford Coppola’s short-lived City. Whether profiling Hollywood darlings, getting to the bottom of health crazes like yoga and acupuncture, remembering friends and lovers from her days hobnobbing with rock stars at the Troubadour and art stars at the Ferus Gallery, or writing about her beloved, misunderstood hometown, Los Angeles, Babitz approaches every assignment with an energy and verve that is all her own. I Used to Be Charming gathers nearly fifty pieces written between 1975 and 1997, including the full text of Babitz’s wry book-length investigation into the pioneering lifestyle brand Fiorucci. The title essay, published here for the first time, recounts the accident that came close to killing her in 1996; it reveals an uncharacteristically vulnerable yet never less than utterly charming Babitz.

The Cost of Unethical Behavior

He was very low in stature and with such a big round belly that he reminded me of the witchy man who in the Pinocchio tale conducted with his chariot children, unwilling to learn, to their doom in the village of everlasting pleasures ...

The Cost of Unethical Behavior

While working at the Argonne National Laboratory by Chicago, Illinois, in the years 1990-96, Dr. Bottoni proposed to the Argonne management to invite his old acquaintance, Prof. Katsuhiro Sakai, of the Osaka University, Japan, to cooperate with him, during a one-year stay, on numerical problems related to thermal and fluid-dynamics computer simulations. At the end of the stay Prof. Sakai wrote a report documenting his work made with Dr. Bottoni and, part time, with an younger colleague, Dr. Sun. At this point the section manger, who had not cooperated to the technical work, pretended to be considered as co-author of the report, excluding Dr. Bottoni. This blatant violation of professional ethics was reported to higher management levels which, however, engaged in a cover-up policy aiming at tolerating the violation of the Code of Ethics established by the Laboratory. The books uncovers a full chain of violations so that the question arises whether the Code of Ethics is only a "piece of paper." The author not only claims justice, but also thinks that the American taxpayer should be made aware of a state of affairs which implies waste of time and of financial resources.

Long Ago and Far Away

Qeykiuso 1 die Tom looked through the long grass and saw a very strange sight – a titchy - witchy man with a titchy - witchy hammer making some titchy - witchy shoes . He was a leprechaun ! Leprechauns are the clever little Irish elves ...

Long Ago and Far Away


Curse of the Bastards

“Old witchy man looks kinda surprised,” Rogan said. The pikeman raised the wizard off the ground and strode back toward the burning pyre, arms bulging and legs straining. The wizard struggled like a moth on a pin.

Curse of the Bastards

Rogan—the aging, jaded barbarian who gave up his throne—painfully realizes that his most storied childhood heroes are fading into antiquity, becoming mere ballads in the eyes of the younger warriors. And he might be next. He stops at the hometown of his idol, but little remains to show of the man’s exploits … until he meets the hero’s daughter, Roan, riding her father’s infamous seven-hundred-year-old horse. Roan has a vendetta against General Tolin La Gaul, who harbors a dark secret. She tries to convince Rogan to join her in riding upon the Citadel of Nosmada in the land of Nod to confront Tolin, but Rogan has no interest in such a dicey plan. That is, until his nephew, Javan, goes missing, presumed captured. Now the Citadel has become a snare, and he has no choice but to spring the trap’s jaws. Rogan’s path leads him into darker and more twisted schemes than even he could have imagined … gods, devils, and an undead dragon, forcing him to confront not only his own mortality and place in history—but even his god, Wodan. Steven L. Shrewsbury and Brian Keene's award-winning Bastards trilogy comes to its exciting conclusion with CURSE OF THE BASTARDS!

From a Whisper to a Scream

And if they'd didn't believe it, he'd show them, wouldn't he show them, just like he did the witchy man, showed him. He'd show them just as often as they wanted, because he liked the way the blade went in, liked the way it cut through ...

From a Whisper to a Scream

Originally published under the pen name "Samuel M. Key" "Years after the death of a notorious child murderer, children have begun to die again...and a crime photographer begins to suspect he has the one true clue that connects the horrific events." In the early 1990s, Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasy novels under the pen name "Samuel M. Key." Now, Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint's own name. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Angel of Syn

The she-wolf inside me was wild, vicious, free, and loyal to her pack, not this witchy man. I watched the golden orb, willing a connection. It flew into my chest. I staggered back with the impact. Hot energy spread throughout my body as ...

Angel of Syn

Being a witch isn't for sissies . . . Contemporary witch Cara Augustine is wanted by the Portalkind police. She broke a major covenant when she accidently made a werewolf her witch's familiar. That crime is considered enslaving a human--and the punishment is death. But even on the run as a fugitive, she quickly learns a Synemancer's life is never simple. Throughout her journey, she has to contend with fending off the advances of three supernatural beings--Nephilim who has just learned he's a powerful combination of half-angel and half-witch, a treacherous and deranged French werewolf who wants to enslave her, and, finally, the darkly handsome, formidable Nightkind who is determined to marry her. Each male has his own reasons for wanting to possess Cara, body and soul. And nothing will stop them from pursuing her. While escaping the Portalkind police, Cara and her companions stumble into another dimension and find themselves in a strange Garden of Eden. But they quickly discover that this dangerous world, filled with creatures that are both deadly and beautiful, is no paradise. Will Cara ever find her way home? And if she does, will it only be to face her execution for a crime she didn't mean to commit?

The Night Dahlia

Ain't no agent man, though, no Eff-Bee-Eye, are you, witchy-man?” “Cut the shit, Charlie,” one of the guards said under his breath. “Behave. Answer the nice man's questions and don't make us come back in here until he's done. Got it?

The Night Dahlia

Laytham Ballard once protected humanity as part of the Nightwise, a secret order of modern-day mages dedicating to holding hellish supernatural forces at bay, but that was before a string of sadistic ritual murders shook everything he believed in—and sent him down a much darker path. One that has already cost him most of his soul, as well as everything he once held dear. Now a powerful faerie mob boss has hired Ballard to find his lost-lost daughter, who went missing several years ago. The long-cold trail leads him across the globe, from the luxurious playgrounds of the rich and famous to the seedy occult underbelly of Los Angeles, where creatures of myth and legend mingle with street gangs and sex clubs, and where Ballard finds his own guilty past waiting for him around every shadowy corner. To find Caern Ankou, he will have to confront old enemies, former friends and allies, and a grisly cold case that has haunted him for years. But is Caern still alive? And, perhaps more importantly, does she even want to be found? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Night Shift Witch Complete Series

... exception for Ben, as she'd gotten to know him, so I was a little surprised at her attraction to a non-witchy man. Then again, this was no normal guy. Huge, brawny, surprisingly. No Christmas Magic, Only Christmas Cheer.

Night Shift Witch Complete Series

A witch with a side hustle. A standalone witch cozy mystery complete series! Star needs another paying gig while she finishes up witch training. Why not at a funeral home? It fits her goth image, and the funeral director is sort of hot...even if he does wear a suit and tie. The job seems perfect, until Star discovers one of their accidental death clients didn’t die accidentally. Before she knows it, she’s neck-deep in paranormal intrigue and her completely human, way-too-nice-for-his-own-good boss is right there with her. And that's just the beginning! Star and Ben work through several paranormal mysteries in this collection, including: Night Shift Witch, Star of the Party, Tickle the Dragon's Tail, and Twinkles Takes a Holiday. Also in the Night Shift Witch world is the Vegan Vamp Mysteries series, including: Adventures of a Vegan Vamp The Client's Conundrum The Elvis Enigma The Nefarious Necklace The Halloween Haunting The Selection Shenanigans The Cupid Caper The Reluctant Renfield The Hexed Hunt And the standalone romantic Christmas cozy mystery Bewitched Christmas. Keywords: witch cozy mystery, witch cosy mystery, paranormal mystery, magical mystery, supernatural suspense, witch mystery, wizard, golem, dragon, ghosts, cat, familiar, vampire, first-in-series, complete series, witch cozy mystery series

Some Like it Hexed

There he was, in all his sexy, emo, witchy man glory. Shade's mouth was upturned in a huge, toothpaste commercial-worthy smile, and I sighed dramatically, having my first ever swooning moment. He hovered there on his expertly crafted, ...

Some Like it Hexed

Here we go again... She's forty. Single. And Accidentally Magical! Ever since that fateful knock weeks ago, I expected life to suddenly be brimming with adventure and magic… Yet here I am, changing my cat’s litter and flossing like nothing ever happened. I mean, my best friend is a Fae princess, and there’s a magical bracelet fused to my body for goodness sakes! Shouldn’t something be different?!? But aside from playing mediator in my pet’s arguments (which they have far too often), life is pretty, well, boring again. And the only action I’m seeing is in my dreams with my favorite brooding Coven leader. I know, I know. I should be careful what I wish for, but as they say, you can’t fight human nature. But maybe I should’ve? Because I seem to have forgotten that adventure—and danger—go hand in hand. And when that second fateful knock finally does come, it brings more adventure than I could’ve ever bargained for… Some Like it Hexed is the second book in the brand new series: Accidentally Magical at Midlife? from author Melinda Chase.

Hurting My Toys Spiritual Suicide

Despite her witchy man's hands she was turning me on. Maybe it was the convulsions that made her look sexy. She screamed something that sounde( vaguely like “Unnghhhngh”. She tried to get up but fell back down like a drunken cripple.

Hurting My Toys  Spiritual Suicide

The anti-hero of Hurting My Toys is a schizophrenic psychopathic crack-head rapist/torturer/murderer. Americans have become numb to torture and suffering, but they'll change their minds if they can read this. They will never be the same. Hurting My Toys scars like a splash of boiling oil. Read as one man tries to turn into God and create a new universe. "David L. Tamarin blurs the line between horror fiction and real-life horror. Enter his twisted world at your own risk. Once there, you may wonder if you're in the presence of a truly diabolical mind. THIS BOOK HATES YOU and HURTING MY TOYS are horror in extremis. No wimps allowed". —Randy Chandler, author of Bad Juju and Hellz Bellz "David L Tamarin is the sickest motherfucker I know" —Gregory Lamberson, writer/director “If this one doesn't scar your mind, you're dead already. Remember, this is a nasty evil stalker of a book, and it will probably find you no matter how hard you try to escape. God help you, reader.” --Mike Philbin, editor of Chimeraworld

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A comprehensive bibliography of books and short fiction published in the English language.