FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {12-26-2020}

Carrier Wave by Robert Brockway

Carrier WaveRobert Brockway

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Humanity listened to the night sky. What we heard shattered the world.

Listen.

Just once. That’s it.

As soon as you hear it, it has you. And once it has you, it’s over. You may think you’re in control. You’re not. You want one more listen. You want to look at that strange spot in the sky. The one that’s been slowly growing. The one that didn’t make sense… until you listened. You want to listen again, and you will do whatever it takes to make everyone else listen. By any means necessary. Even if it kills you.

Just one more listen. One more.

Listen.

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The Doll-Master: And Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates

The Doll-Master: And Other Tales of TerrorJoyce Carol Oates

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This Bram Stoker Award–winning collection is “certain to stick in your mind long after you’ve turned the last page” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

Includes “Big Momma,” a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Short Story

Here are six of Joyce Carol Oates’s most “frightening–and deeply disturbing–short stories” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). In the titular story, a boy becomes obsessed with his cousin’s doll after her tragic death. As he grows older, he begins to collect “found dolls” from surrounding neighborhoods . . . each with its own sinister significance.

In “Gun Accident,” a teenage girl is delighted to house-sit for her favorite teacher, until an intruder forces his way inside–changing more than one life forever. The collection closes with the taut tale of a mystery bookstore owner whose designs on a rare bookshop in scenic New Hampshire devolve into a menacing game with real-life consequences. “At the heart of each story is a predator-prey relationship, and what makes them so terrifying is that most of us can easily picture ourselves as the prey, at least at some time during our lives” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).

“Everything she writes, in whatever genre, has an air of dread, because she deals in vulnerabilities and inevitabilities, in the desperate needs that drive people . . . to their fates. A sense of helplessness is the essence of horror, and Oates conveys that feeling as well as any writer around.” –Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times Book Review

“One of the stranger parts of the human condition may be our deep fascination, and at times troubling exploration, of the darker aspects of our nature . . . No other author explores the ugly, and at times, blazingly unapologetic underbelly of these impulses quite like Joyce Carol Oates in The Doll-Master.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“In her new collection . . . [Oates] relishes moments of gothic melodrama, while rooting them firmly in grindingly ordinary American lives.” —The Guardian

“Oates convincingly demonstrates her mastery of the macabre with this superlative story collection . . . This devil’s half-dozen of dread and suspense is a must read.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Leviathan by Tim Curran

LeviathanTim Curran

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There’s something wrong on Seagull Island. When the atmospheric conditions are right, a doorway opens to a primeval world of monsters. The locals won’t talk about it. They live in denial. But that’s all about to change. Johnny Horowitz, a much despised member of the paparazzi, has gotten a glimpse of something from prehistory and he isn’t going to stop until he gets a photo of it. With Hurricane Amelia bearing down on the island, the doorway to the prehistoric sea is about to be thrown wide and Johnny plans on being there when it opens with camera in hand, regardless of the consequences.

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