Xavier Belvedere was almost just a rumor around Miami. He was notorious among the gay scene for his elusive nature, always locked away in his dark mansion just off Ocean Drive, no one knowing exactly who he was or what he was up to. Elijah couldn't have been further in character, social and trusting and ready for life. He had no way of knowing that their paths would cross and, in discovering Xavier's secret, have his life change in a way where he could never turn back.
"Porn on paper."
It's 1932, more than 20 years after the First World War, when the Mechanical Nautiluses of the Mad Baron's fleet beached New England's shores and shelled New York City. You might be tempted to say that it's a time of peace and prosperity - only it's certainly not. At least, not for all those middle Americans living under the rolling clouds of the Great Smog, churned out by the Steam factories that are popping up everywhere, causing crop failures, blights, and dust-storms.
When Will moves his family to Meadow, Texas, it seems like the perfect idea. It's supposed to be a newer - and bigger - home, in which they could continue to build more happy memories. Except, as the house's past begins to haunt them, they realize it's not the dream they first hoped it to be. From the imagination of L.A. Maldonado, comes a spellbinding story of a house, with demonic visions of the dead and relentless screams of terror. This novel is a haunted house story that will keep you at the edge of your seat. After all, there's no place like home.
"The House if Flesh and Bone"
Eighteen-year-old Kristy has a happy life with her foster parents and close friends at school, but she is not safe from the horrors of her past. She can't remember her birth mother or receiving the severe burns across her chest, but as her nightmares grow worse, her trauma-induced amnesia begins to clear, and she slowly remembers the apocalyptic suicide cult deep in the Everglades.
Gabbie Maldonado is heartbroken when her parents move to a new house, but much to her amazement, she finds a secret doorway that leads into a magical kingdom. The world is strange and fascinating, and just as Gabbie is exploring its myriad delights, she witnesses goblins attacking the unicorns. An evil queen orders her minions, the goblins, to take the unicorn to her castle.
The Leviathans have escaped the eternal hell into which they were banished by the Creator. The visions that the shamans receive are ambiguous but show that the world wouldn't be a safe place now that the leviathans roam in it. And yet, the Council of Magical Species doesn't want to do anything until they are sure of the facts. Magician Cole and Mira, the shaman, set out for China to discover the truth behind the visions.
"Another Great Book from L.A. Maldonado!"
When a Jack the Ripper copycat killer murders a waitress in Whitechapel, a tabloid newspaper hires private detective Matthew Reid, descendant of the detective on the original case, as a publicity stunt to sell newspapers. Meanwhile, when Reid's daughter, Chelsea, a survivor of a vicious attacker who butchered her face, learns that a killer is stalking a group of Ripperologists at a writer's convention in Florida, Reid's investigation becomes much more than he bargained for.
"Dark yet interesting"
L.A. Maldonado has brought together 13 of his most unsettling short pieces - bizarre tales of dark-doing and unthinkable acts from the twilight regions where horror and madness take on eerie, unearthly forms...where noises in the wall and shadows by the bed are always signs of something dreadful on the prowl.
Franny Mireles resides in an orphanage but dreams of a better life. She believes in magic, much to the amusement of her orphanage friends. Franny comes across a fairy, Avery, during a visit to the Highland Parks. She develops a special bond by helping the fairy, who needs to get home before the magical portal closes.
Eternal youth is a wonderful thing for the few who have it, but for Salvador Bermudez, it is a curse. He is a vampire and lives an existence marred by death and sorrow. After the death of his mortal wife, he sets out in search for a fellow female vampire, but when he comes across Dalia Ward on a cruise ship, he is unable to fight their mutual attraction.
David is just a typical middle-aged man. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, wanting to escape the stress of his former life as a private investigator. Unfortunately for David, he must use his skills again. One night during a casual stroll on the beach, he witnesses a scene his eyes can't believe. Only the light of the moon illuminates the sight of a young woman, transforming into something supernatural. Without hesitation, she kills a man. David is drawn into the mystery of this mystical murder.
L.A. Maldonado has brought together a second collection of his most bizarre tales containing dark doings and unthinkable acts from the darkest regions where both horror and madness take on eerie, unearthly forms.... Where noises in the walls and shadows by the bed are always signs of something dreadful on the prowl. Publishing for the second time, he will take you to places you've never been before, places that are both dark and vividly illuminated.
Marcus Curran must attempt to open the path from Earth to the heavens in order to free the spirits of the dead who are languishing in limbo. His wife, Lori, is among those who have been barred from entering heaven. In order to break the spell, he needs help from the Brotherhood of Life, who will guide him in his quest. He must take on the mantle of immortality to fight the demons but in doing so, he risks losing his eternal soul.
Follow the lives of the models at the agency opened by the very ambitious Hillary Gray. The models all live together in a luxurious beach house in Miami, Florida, but the close quarters often lead to face-offs between the women. The models include Julie Carson, a woman with a mean personality; Sarah Loven, a naive girl from the Midwest; Linda Martin, who has an abusive boyfriend and a scandalous past; Cassidy Moss, an older model who is trying to overcome her age; and Teri Moss, Cassidy's sister.
Jodie has been looking forward to this day for a month now - the day her boyfriend returns from a trip with his father. Thought he is 17, only a year older than she, Walter is already in college and his father has taken to showing him around the family business. This latest trip took them all the way to Alaska, a trip that he seems to be a bit evasive about discussing.