In all their years at the funeral home, Janet and Michael Savoy had never seen anything like the viewing for 19-year-old Thalia Stevenson. That's because they had never seen a Gypsy funeral before, complete with rituals, incantations, and a very special gold coin placed beneath the dead girl's hands.... When that coin is stolen, a horror is unleashed!
Odel lives deep in the Louisiana bayous, away from prying eyes. She guards a secret - one shared with very few. She is the last surviving descendent of the infamous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. And Odel's power are not to be taken lightly. If you find her in the swamps, she'll grant a wish, but be careful what you wish for. Odel has a habit of giving quite a bit more than you ask for.
Keith Lafleur, Louisiana's largest and greediest building contractor, thinks he's cut the deal of a lifetime. The old clapboard house is his for the taking as long as he can move it to a new location. It's too big to move as it is, but Lafleur's solution is simple: divide it in half. He has no idea, though, that by splitting the house he'll be dividing a family - a family long dead, a family that still exists in the house, including a mother who will destroy anyone who keeps her apart from her children.
Hurricane Katrina stole lives and a way of life for many in New Orleans. But, when disaster strikes, sometimes what's left behind is far worse than the physical devastation.
Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret. Now, though, her talents may be the only hope for two missing children. A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn’t just disappear; they were taken....
"Good Stand Alone"
Jessica's younger brother, Todd, has descended into a world of madness. His shattered mind is now the plaything of an unimaginable evil, an unstoppable entity with cruel plans for both Jessica and Todd. But Jessica is not alone in her battle to save her brother's soul. For deep in the misty bayous, in an isolated wooden shack, lives the one person who is their only hope.
It seemed like the answer to Haley's prayers. The most popular girl in her high school promised Haley that her life would change forever if only she performed certain dark rituals. And if Haley can convince her twin sister to participate, their power will double. Together they will be able to summon mystical entities they never dared dream of. But these are powerful, uncontrollable forces - forces that can kill, forces that demand to be fed.
Christmas is coming to Salem, but so is an evil force that threatens all mankind. In this memorable collection led by New York Times best-selling author Heather Graham, four powerful Keepers must save their community as a strange, eternal night creeps over the town. Forced to choose between their time-honored responsibilities or the lovers their hearts desire, these four extraordinary women must risk their own happiness to save the holiday.
Nina thinks she's escaping a nightmare the night she runs away from home and her mother's latest boy-toy, who preferred 17-year-old girls to 40-year-old drunks. Bu the nightmare has only begun. She hitches a ride with a trucker, who eventually dumps her in the middle of nowhere, Louisiana, when Nina refuses to repay his act of kindness with sexual favors. Penniless, half-starved, and too frightened to accept another ride, she walks for what seems like hours until she happens upon a small town and the horror that lives there.