Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex, and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect.
Buy bank-owned properties at fire-sale prices! Banks and lending institutions today own more than one million foreclosed properties, more are in the foreclosure pipeline. Banks desperately want to get these properties off their balance sheets, but there aren't enough buyers. The result is a soft real estate market with prices investors and homeowners may not see again in their lifetime.
"it's good and read it"
Mitchell Turner and Alex Goodman squared off over a face-off dot throughout high school. Their schools were cross-county rivals. Those face-offs were tough on Mitchell because he harbored a huge crush on Alex. High school and college are behind the guys and they meet unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, once again on the ice. Mitchell is home for the holidays and is thrilled to see his crush all grown up. Alex asks Mitchell out for coffee to catch up. Could this be the start of something magical for the holidays and beyond?
"Short, sweet, Holiday fun"
Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.
"Tons of laughs"
Kevin McCollum is a high school junior with the usual things on his mind: getting good grades, having fun, and finding a boyfriend. The last one was eluding him until he noticed the "parkour guy". After several days of Kevin pretending to study while watching the attractive teen jump on rocks, run up trees, and do flips, Shin finally comes over to introduce himself. As they start dating, Kevin should've known it wouldn't be that easy.
In Fit for the Pulpit, a host of preachers dispense comfort and counsel to their brothers in the trenches, men who often work in ministerial isolation as they seek to build up the body of Christ. Chris McCurley, the editor of this volume, has assembled ten different writers to cover a wide swath of material. In eleven chapters, McCurley and his colleagues manage to cover many of the areas wherein preachers need continual encouragement.
Tonight on the program, guest host Jeff Glor leads a discussion of the ongoing battle for Aleppo, Syria, with Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for New American Security, and James Jevvrey of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
We continue with an examination of Theranos, the biotech startup currently under federal criminal investigation. Glor is joined by John Carreyrou and Michael Siconolfi of The Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with guest host A. O. Scott and actor Amy Adams, discussing Adams' new movies "Arrival" and "Nocturnal Animals."
Three passionate novellas from The Secret Library range that offer essential, sensual reading. The Game, by Jeff Cott: The Game is the story of Ellie’s bid to change from sexy, biddable housewife to sexy dominant goddess.... One of Us, by Antonia Adams: Successful artist Natalie Crane is midway through a summer exhibition with friend and agent Anton when Will Falcon strolls tantalisingly into her life.... Taste It, by Sommer Marsden: Jill and Cole are competing for the title of Best Chef. The spicy, sizzling and heated televised contest fuels a lust in Jill she’d rather keep buried....