A computer programmer, a casting director, a call girl. The victims have nothing in common except the manner in which they spent their last night - wrapped in their own bed sheets in a bloody ritual of slow, agonizing death. For NYPD Captain Thomas Horn, this adversary is unlike any he has met before. Methodical and highly skilled, the killer is always one step ahead, able to enter buildings without detection and leave no trace behind. To stop this deadly rampage, Horn must unlock the secrets of a cunning enemy who is saving his most shocking surprises for last... Review "A heart-pounding roller-coaster of a tale." - Jeffery Deaver"
In this new thriller by the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Mister X," homicide detective Frank Quinn is pitted against a serial killer playing a cat-and-mouse game full of twists, violence, and dark suspense. Original. About the Author John Lutz published his first short story in 1966 in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and has been publishing regularly ever since. His work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective--virtually every mystery sub-genre. He is the author of more than thirty-five novels and 250 short stories and articles. His SWF SEEKS SAME was made into the hit movie SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and his novel THE EX was made into the HBO original movie of the same title, for which he co-authored the screenplay.
Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren. Warned of a magical “bomb” at a local elementary school, Celia forces an evacuation. Oddly, the explosion seems to have no effect, puzzling both Celia and the FBI. Two weeks later, a strangely persistent bruise on Celia’s leg turns out to be the first sign of a magical zombie plague. Finding the source of the plague isn’t Celia’s only concern. Her alcoholic mother has broken out of prison on the Sirens’ island; her little sister’s ghost has possessed a young girl; and one of Celia’s boyfriends, a powerful mage, has disappeared. Review Praise for Cat Adams: "Cat Adams is a visionary author, creating new worlds that are both strong and vividly drawn. Adventure and excitement at its best." --Yasmine Galenorn, "New York"" Times" bestselling author of the Otherworld series "This series just keeps getting better, maintaining a delicate balance between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. The emotional components are just as strong as the action sequences, set against an increasingly interesting world." --"Publishers Weekly" on "Demon Song ""A warmly involving, action-packed yarn whose heroine is engagingly tough, vulnerable, principled and passionate in equal measure." "--Kirkus Reviews "on "Demon Song ""This is a treat for urban fantasy fans who like smart, feisty heroines and complex, fast-paced stories." --"Library Journal "on" Blood Song ""Entertainment ignited!"" --RT Book Reviews" on "Siren Song, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick! """Demon Song "is a fantastic thrill ride from the very first page. Author duo Cat Adams once again prove why they're at the top of the urban fantasy field. I just love how quickly I become absorbed into anything Cat Adams writes." --"ParaNormal Romance Reviews ""How many ways must I say how awesome this series is before everyone believes me? Suspense, drama, action and even a little romance thrown in just to spice it up a bit." --"Literaturely Speaking" on "Demon Song" Review Praise for Cat Adams: “Cat Adams is a visionary author, creating new worlds that are both strong and vividly drawn. Adventure and excitement at its best.” —Yasmine Galenorn, New York Times bestselling author of the Otherworld series “This series just keeps getting better, maintaining a delicate balance between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. The emotional components are just as strong as the action sequences, set against an increasingly interesting world.” —Publishers Weekly on *Demon Song “A warmly involving, action-packed yarn whose heroine is engagingly tough, vulnerable, principled and passionate in equal measure.” —Kirkus Reviews on Demon Song “This is a treat for urban fantasy fans who like smart, feisty heroines and complex, fast-paced stories.” —Library Journal on Blood Song "Entertainment ignited!” —RT Book Reviews on Siren Song, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick! “Demon Song is a fantastic thrill ride from the very first page. Author duo Cat Adams once again prove why they’re at the top of the urban fantasy field. I just love how quickly I become absorbed into anything Cat Adams writes.” —ParaNormal Romance Reviews “How many ways must I say how awesome this series is before everyone believes me? Suspense, drama, action and even a little romance thrown in just to spice it up a bit.” —Literaturely Speaking on Demon Song*
Madison, Wisconsin: In the summer of 2001, five college juniors wake up with . . . not just a hangover, but superpowers. . . . Jack Robinson: Grew up on a farm, works in a chem lab, and brews his own beer. Age: 19. Superpower: SPEED. Caroline Bloom: Has a flair for fashion design and a mother who’s completely out of touch. Works as a waitress for a lunatic boss. Age: 20. Superpower: FLIGHT. Harriet Bishop: Studied violin, guitar, and piano . . . and was terrible at them all. Now writes about music for the campus paper. Age: 20. Superpower: INVISIBILITY. Mary Beth Layton: Is managing a 3.8, but feels like she’s working three times as hard as the people around her. Age: 20. Superpower: STRENGTH. Charlie Frost: Has an anxious way about him, and always looks like he’s on day 101 of his most recent haircut. Age: 20. Superpower: TELEPATHY. But how do you adjust to an extraordinary ability when you’re an ordinary person? What if you’re not ready for the responsibility that comes with great power? And how do you keep your head in a world that’s going mad?
From Publishers Weekly Against the backdrop of a terrorized city, Lutz delivers a solid thriller with typical skill and style. Ex-NYPD homicide detective Artemis Beam made his reputation by running down serial killers. Now retired—in part because of a gunshot wound, in part his disrespect for the police hierarchy—Beam morosely deals with the inactivity of retirement, tragically complicated by the recent suicide of his wife. When Deputy Chief Andy da Vinci asks for his help in catching a serial murderer dubbed the Justice Killer—each of his victims at one time served as foreman on a jury that acquitted an "obviously" guilty defendant—Beam is lured back to the fold. As the adversary stays one step ahead of the investigation, Beam's team get the feeling that the Justice Killer may be looking to add them to his growing list of victims. Though it's a familiar setup, Lutz breathes fresh life into this genre piece by keeping the suspense high and populating his story with a collection of unique characters that resonate with the reader, making this one an ideal beach read. (Nov.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Product Description There's a twisted serial killer stalking the streets of New York City, dealing his own perverse version of justice. He kills swiftly and silently, leaving his calling card - a red "J" - on the bodies of his prey. His victims have one thing in common: they've all been jurors in the city's most infamous cases - cases in which the killer was found "not guilty." Overnight, the Justice Killer has the city in a stranglehold. And there's only one man who has a shot at finding him. Homicide detective Artemis Beam made his reputation hunting down serial killers. After getting shot by an armed robber - and stepping on the wrong toes in the NYPD - he's been retired. The city needs him now, and finding the killer is his chance to get back into the life he loves. As the body count climbs and the city's legal system fails, the Justice Killer thinks he's outsmarted the cops. But Beam isn't officially a cop anymore...and he doesn't have to play by the rules.
She'll bare her body . . . Melanie Craine knows romance isn't in the cards for her. She's ambitious, and has no time for a man in her busy life. With all of the other women at the funky gIRL-gEAR.com Web site meeting Mr. Right, someone has to keep things afloat! Then, when hot videographer Jacob Faulkner films her behaviour at her friend's wedding, she's livid. Determined to make him see what's beneath her attitude, she tapes herself doing a steamy striptease . . . for Jacob's eyes only. He'll want her soul . . . Jacob never expected Melanie to retaliate the way she did when he sent that tape! Watching her slowly remove each item of clothing from her body is the most erotic thing he's ever seen. Now that he's on board to film the gIRL-gEAR group for a documentary on successful businesswomen, there's no way he can keep things "professional." And it can't get any better when he finds out she doesn't want anything more than a sexual relationship. But will it be enough in the end?
Product Description Chandra Walker has a secret hidden in her genes—she’s a rare female werewolf. Now that her all-male pack has located her, it’s her destiny to sample each man’s pleasures and choose a mate from among them—a mate who will become pack leader. Soon the strongest alphas are competing to bring Chandra the most ecstasy, but only one man will claim her. Find out who in Animal Attraction… About the Author Charlene Teglia’s first Ellora’s Cave title released in February of 05. Since then her books have garnered several honors: 2005 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Erotic Novel, 2005 CAPA nomination for Best Erotic Anthology, two Love Romance’s Reviewer’s Choice Golden Rose Awards, Fallen Angels Reviews Recommended Read and she is a three-time recipient of the 5 Blue Ribbon Award from Romance Junkies. Charlene is represented by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency and writes for St. Martin’s Press in addition to Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing.