Malerman, Josh, author
In a world where no one can go outside for fear of something terrifying that when seen drives people to deadly violence, Malorie and her two children must attempt a terrifying twenty-mile trip downriver while blindfolded.
Hicks, Micah Dean, author
"Almost everyone in Swine Hill is haunted. Jane's ghost tells her what everyone around her is thinking, even when she doesn't want to know. The lonely spirit possessing her mother burns anyone she touches. Her brother Henry's genius ghost forces him to build strange and dangerous machines. When pig people appear in town, taking precious jobs at the pork processing plant and enraging the spirits, Jane knows her brother's ghost has something to do with it. As Swine Hill's violent tide of dead begins tearing the town apart, Jane will have to find a way to save her haunted family and escape the town before it kills her"-- Provided by publisher.
Stoker, Dacre, author
It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here ... A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen--a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen--and that the nightmare they've thought long ended is only beginning. A riveting novel of gothic suspense, Dracul reveals not only Dracula's true origin, but Bram Stoker's---and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.
King, Stephen, 1947- author
Although Scott Carey doesn't look any different, he's been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn't want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, Scott is engaged in a low grade--but escalating--battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott's lawn. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face--including his own--he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott's affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.
Marshall, Helen, 1983- author
A mysterious immune disorder has begun to afflict the young. When Sophie Perella's little sister, Kira, is diagnosed, their mother takes the girls to Oxford, England, to live with their Aunt Irene. An Oxford University professor and historical epidemiologist, Irene works with a centre that specializes in treating people with the illness. She offers Sophie a window into a strange and ancient history of human plague and recovery. When Kira succumbs, Sophie faces an unimaginable choice: let go of the sister she knows, or take action to embrace something terrifying and new.
Priest, Cherie, author
State Road 177 runs along the Suwannee River, between Fargo, Georgia, and the Okefenokee Swamp. Drive that route from east to west, and you'll cross six bridges. Take it from west to east, and you might find seven. But you'd better hope not. Titus and Davina Bell leave their hotel in Fargo for a second honeymoon canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. But shortly before they reach their destination, they draw up to a halt at the edge of a rickety bridge with old stone pilings, with room for only one car . . . When, much later, a tow-truck arrives, the driver finds Titus lying in the middle of the road, but Davina is nowhere to be found.