The Gorge by Scott Nicholson

The Gorge: A Thriller


“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” – Blake Crouch, Wayward Pines

An experimental rafting expedition, an FBI manhunt for a delusional killer, and the worst storm in decades collide in the remote mountain wilderness…and then THEY come out.

THE GORGE

Bowie Whitlock and a team of celebrity athletes are commissioned to test two experimental rafts in the rugged Unegama Gorge in the remote Appalachian Mountains, considered the most dangerous whitewater rapids in the eastern United States.

FBI agent Jim Castle and his partner are in the gorge looking for Ace Goodall, a deranged abortion clinic bomber. Ace, accompanied by a fragile young woman, is suffering visions that guide his murderous behavior. An accident during the manhunt releases a long-hidden species to the world.

The race is on as dark storm clouds gather, the river swells to a torrent, and Ace hijacks the rafting expedition to make his escape. But the bloodthirsty creatures swooping down from the high cliffs have been too long without prey.

Ace has one more bomb.

God is talking to him.

And he’ll kill Bowie or anyone else who stands in his way. But killing isn’t what it used to be, because the dead no longer stay dead.

(Originally published in mass market paperback as THEY HUNGER)
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Scott Nicholson is the author of more than 30 thrillers, including the After and Next post-apocalyptic series. His first novel The Red Church was a Stoker Award finalist. He’s sold more than 700,000 ebooks worldwide. Look for his dark A.I. series MIM*X on Kindle.

“Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares. Buy everything he writes. This guy’s the real deal.”– Bentley Little, The Disappearance

“Always surprises and always entertains.”– Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

“Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off.”– J.A. Konrath / Jack Kilborn, Origin and Draculas

“This is one author who aims for the kill and never misses.”- Jeremy Robinson, Instinct

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The Art of Going Home by Nicole Sorrell

The Art of Going Home (The Art of Living Duet Book 1)


Sometimes the only way to escape your past… is go back to where it all began.

Haunted by memories of her childhood, Maddie dreaded going home to bury the woman who gave her more love than her own parents. Every moment spent in her tiny hometown will bring images of her murdered twin, though these painful reminders become the least of her worries…

Disturbed by visits from her dead sister, Maddie reluctantly agrees to solve the mystery and track down the killer. Digging into her past releases long-suppressed memories, and she begins to doubt everything she once believed. And everyone she thought she could trust.

Especially her high school crush. After finding comfort in his arms, Maddie is shocked to find out he knows more about her early years than she can remember. Torn between forgiving his betrayal or ending their budding romance, she struggles to come to grips with her family’s dark secrets. As she learns to accept the compassion of those who love her, will the horrifying discovery of who killed her sister heal old wounds—or scar her forever?

The Art of Going Home follows a young woman on her personal journey of self-discovery. It is a poignant testament to the real meaning of family and the enduring strength of a sister’s bond.

Please note: Contains mature content. This is the second edition which includes editorial revisions.

The Art of Going Home is Book 1 of The Art of Living Series and includes an excerpt from Book 2, The Art of Being Broken.

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Mean girl by Natasha A. Salnikova

Mean girl: (A dark, disturbing psychological thriller)


Corby Mackentile is a 15-year-old girl who attends a private school. She has been bullied because of her weight since she was 12, especially by the most popular girls. Her parents – her mother is a TV anchor and her father is a Buddhist who owns a butcher shop – are too busy with their own problems to pay attention to their only daughter. Corby has a crush on one of the most popular boys in school. He makes fun of her once, but then unexpectedly apologizes. From that moment, her situation with three of the popular girls becomes worse. Then, one day, one of the girls who had bullied Corby comes to the butcher shop where Corby works for her father after school. Again, the girl teases Corby about her weight, but this time everything is different.
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Breath Thief by Steve Hill

Breath Thief (Annie Taylor Book 1)


A Contemporary terrorist thriller with a paranormal twist.

A forgotten IRA arms cache.

A new generation of terrorists.

Only clairvoyant Annie Taylor can stop them. If only they weren’t stealing her breath

Thinking she’s entering a competition to win a dream holiday Annie uncovers a terrible secret and her world is shattered as her children become entangled in a terrorist conspiracy.

As a wave of violence explodes across Britain, victims of long forgotten crimes are seeking retribution and old comrades in arms must once more choose sides.

When the Breath Thief steals Annie’s gift, time is running out and to save her children Annie must find the power to reshape the future.

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Breath of Malice by Karen Fenech

Breath of Malice


A gripping novel of romantic suspense from USA Today bestselling author Karen Fenech.

FBI Special Agent Paige Carson hoped she’d be able to start a new life in small-town South Carolina. But when a senator’s sister is murdered and a blank postcard is left next to the body, Paige realizes that a killer from her past has found her–and is sending her a very personal message.

From the moment he hired her, FBI Special Agent in Charge Sam McKade knew Paige was hiding something. Prompted by this recent threat, she finally opens up: one year ago, she caught the eye of suspected serial killer Todd Thames. Now he’s come back to pull her into his game, whether she wants to play or not.

As the danger increases, Paige and Sam give in to their growing attraction, and he vows to protect her no matter the cost. But the murderer will stop at nothing to get to his intended prey, and the strong arm of the law–and the shelter of her new love–may not be enough to save her.

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Saints of Camarillo by Dovie Ruth

Saints of Camarillo: Inside California’s Infamous State Hospital


When Lacey joined a cohort of child psychology interns in the 1970s at Camarillo State Mental Hospital, she feared for her life. She would not only study and work at the institution, but would live on the hospital grounds a short distance from the wards and take her meals with the patients.

Lacey wanted to learn to work with difficult children, however, Camarillo housed some of the most dangerous youngsters in the State of California.

The institution was also as notorious for its scandals as it was for its rambling Mission revival style psychiatric wards.

Soon Lacey discovered that her battle would not be with the children. They rarely assaulted interns and staff members with the kindest of hearts.

No, trouble lurked from someplace far deeper within the asylum. It seemed to ooze from the thick stuccoed walls like black mold in a flooded basement. Surely, the warning signs were there if Lacey could only learn to read them. Or would she become just another casualty in the field of mental health?

A riveting tale with unforgettable characters. Based on a true story.

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The Knowing by Ninie Hammon

The Knowing: Book One


It starts with a school shooting.
It ends with the return of an evil as ancient as the skeleton of the universe.

In the middle, normal garden-variety people must figure out how to live their everyday lives—how to survive!—after they discover that all those childhood horror stories … well, most of them are true.

When the hot call comes over the radio: “Code Red! Active shooter at Carlisle Elementary School,” Police Sergeant Jack Carpenter has only one job: find the gunman; take him out. Carpenter rushes into the school, fully armed and focused on cold, hard reality. But what happens to him in the next few hours shatters the world as he has always known it. And in the next three days, everything Jack Carpenter believes about himself, about life and reality, about good and evil and the whole nature of the universe will be challenged.

Can it possibly be true—seriously?—that invisible monsters prowl among us every day?

That there exists in the real world a winged creature more horrifying than any Hollywood-animated, computer-generated, mechanical unreality?

And that the single-minded mission of that beast—a creation of absolute, soul-less evil—is to kill Jack Carpenter?

That’s crazy! Fairy-tale-science-fiction-horror-movie-bogeyman crap!

Bottom line: it flat-out cannot possibly be true.

But it is.

In this first book in The Knowing Trilogy, award winning journalist and bestselling suspense and thriller author Ninie Hammon begins a sprawling tale of spiritual warfare that spans a quarter of a century. If you enjoy terrifying dark psychic suspense coupled with characters who feel like family, The Knowing will open up for you a world you absolutely do not want to believe is real. But it is.

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Vengeance by AJ Scudiere

Vengeance: Book 1 – The Vendetta Trifecta


Book 1 – The Vendetta Trifecta

Nine years ago, Claymore Beller tried to do the right thing. It was the last thing he did. In retaliation for his efforts, his mafia bosses laid waste to his family. Only the youngest – Cynthia – came up fighting.

Three years ago, Lee Maxwell made the same error. His wife and daughter paid for his mistake. In a haze of booze and regret, Lee disappeared.

Now, Owen Dunham is following the trail of the ‘Grudge Ninja’ – only all the evidence is false and the profilers can’t get their heads around anything except the obvious fact that the Ninja is extracting a deadly revenge for an old wrong.

As the Ninja gets bolder and far more dangerous, Owen is forced to recognize that he hasn’t always made the best decisions – he’s spent far too much time trying to be right. Even as he questions whether bringing in the ninja is the right thing to do, the voice in the back of his head is telling him it will make his career . . .

Winner: Ben Franklin Award for Best Audiobook 2012
Winner: Indie Excellence Award for Best Audiobook Fiction 2011
Finalist: Audie Awards for Best Audio Drama 2011
Finalist: Audie Awards for Best Thriller/Suspense 2011
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Natural Affection by Tristan Cruz

Natural Affection


The past is not what interests Doctor Lennan Vincent. His concern has always lied in the present future and the life that would inhabit it. Trying to save every beating heart, and mankind from its own destruction, Doctor Vincent wages war against death in the hospital and outside of it. Dedicated only to his moral code, he never expects to fall in love with a woman whose life was hanging over a bridge.
Only the most tragic events invade the life of Cora Vancova, a simple yet astonishingly beautiful woman, and thrusts her already severed heart into the arms of a man who would fall to his death to save her.
Lennan’s noble life cause is suddenly in question upon saving the life of Cora, causing him to reflect on his dangerous course. Containing powerful secrets only he created, Lennan must decide to continue on his current path or leave it behind him to ensure the safety of Cora. Lying in the shadows of the past, however, exists a secret not even a brilliant mind like Lennan could have foreseen.
Set in the urban chaos of Manhattan, two people fall fiercely in love and try to escape what destiny has in store for them. Lennan, however, understands better than anyone that destiny is a lie.
Fate is the falsest of hopes.
He is beyond any prophecy.
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Dead Lake by Darcy Coates

Dead Lake


Keep the door locked…

Sam is excited to spend a week at her uncle’s remote lake cabin. It’s a chance for her to focus on her art without distractions: no neighbours, no phone, and a small radio as her only contact with the outside world.

But there’s something deeply unnatural lingering in the lake.

The radio’s news reports talk about disappearances on a nearby hiking trail. The car won’t start. And Sam starts to believe she’s being stalked when she catches glimpses of a tall, strange man standing at the end of her dock, staring intently into the swirling waters below…

“A beautiful marriage of supernatural to a terrifying scenario… if you enjoy a suspenseful, frightening horror story, then Dead Lake is most definitely for you.” -Twisted Book Junkie

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