A master storyteller at his best - the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."
"A Little Supernatural, Horror, and Insight"
Paul Tsabo. Bureaucromancer. Political activist. Loving father. His efforts to decriminalize magic have made him the government's number one enemy - and his fugitive existence has robbed his daughter of a normal life. Aliyah Tsabo-Dawson. Videogamemancer. Gifted unearthly powers by a terrorist's magic. Raised by a family of magicians, she's the world's loneliest teenager - because her powers might kill anyone she befriends.
A desperate father embraces forbidden magic, drawing from his obsession with bureaucracy in order to save the life of his injured daughter. FLEX. Distilled magic in crystal form. The most dangerous drug in the world. Snort it, and you can create incredible coincidences to live the life of your dreams. FLUX: The backlash from snorting Flex. The universe hates magic and tries to rebalance the odds; maybe you survive the horrendous accidents the Flex inflicts, maybe you don't.
"One of the best first lines ever"
The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. What would happen if the world were ending? When a catastrophic event renders the Earth a ticking time bomb, it triggers a feverish race against the inevitable. An ambitious plan is devised to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere. But unforeseen dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain....
"Not his best..."
Alpha werewolf James DeWitt is lonely, but luckily he has just found his mate. Unluckily the young blond man already seems to have a significant other. A dangerous man who poses a threat to Corey Black's life, as well as James's pack. James won't give up that easy, and he won't allow his mate to spend another night in the arms of his abuser, even if it means he has to kidnap his mate to rescue him. But the boyfriend has other plans, and even after almost killing Corey to prevent him from leaving with the enemy, he is determined to hunt down the pair.
Lee Staunton and Dirk Krause have been seeing each other for a couple of months when they get the bad news: The firehouse they work at will be closed unless they can come up with the money to complete some maintenance and repairs. The union wants to stand and fight. There's just one problem: The only suggestion for how to raise the money is Lee's. And Dirk hates it.
"The series continues - great narration"
Dirk Krause is an asshole of the first degree. His life is a hell of his own making, and he makes everyone around him just as miserable. When he's injured on the job while fighting a fire, he's nearly unbearable to the hospital staff, and of course no one from his unit cares enough to visit. Lee Stockton is the new guy at the station, so he gets saddled with the job of bringing Dirk a sympathy bouquet from the guys at the firehouse. To Dirk's surprise, Lee sees through him like a pane of glass and doesn't take any of his crap.
"Great start to a fun series"
Conventional management models must be replaced with leadership approaches adapted to the future employee. Organizations must also rethink their traditional structure, how they empower employees, and what they need to do to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world. This is an audiobook about how employees of the future will work, how managers will lead, and what organizations of the future will look like.
"Repeatedly factually inaccurate and out of date"
Aliyah Tsabo-Dawson: the world's most dangerous eight-year-old girl. Burned by a terrorist's magic, gifted strange powers beyond measure. She's furious that she has to hide her abilities from her friends, her teachers, even her mother - and her temper tantrums can kill. Paul Tsabo: bureaucromancer. Magical drug dealer. Desperate father. He's gone toe to toe with the government's conscription squads of brain-burned Unimancers, and he'll lie to anyone to keep Aliyah out of their hands - whether Aliyah likes it or not.
Dissatisfied with her job as a pharmaceutical rep and struggling with the decline of her long-term relationship, Grace, a well-heeled Londoner, uses yoga class to unwind, reflect, and momentarily transcend her earthly dilemmas. While pitching her company's latest antidepressant to the disarming Dr. James, she is inspired by his plan to study Eastern medicine in Vietnam and decides to quit her job to become a yoga teacher.
A serial killer is preying upon gay men in Los Angeles. Detective Cassidy Ryan of the LAPD is out to stop the monster before more mutilated corpses turn up. The victims have one thing in common and it leads back to an infamous online club called DOMZ.com. The website owner, Zachary Teak, is stunningly gorgeous and infuriatingly uncooperative.
Jason Snowe woke up in a nightmare. Kidnapped and thrown into a cement hole, he is chained to a werewolf, and is to be used for food when the wolf becomes too hungry to go without! Mick Stewart despises the fact that he was caught by a bunch of lowbrow hunters, but there is always a silver lining. The human they chained him to is his mate, and though Jason is wary of him, they both agree that working together is their only chance of escape.
"Good 3rd installment"
Eli Martin has sunk into a severe depression after the death of his brother. He hides his grief behind cheap liquor, and he hardly cares that his alpha is considering banishing him from the pack. Until he meets Chris Lefroy, the gorgeous man with the multicolored eyes who offers Eli some of his humanity back. Though Chris feels something for Eli, he is insistent that he is straight, and wants nothing to do with the dangers of being mated to a werewolf.
"Not the best in the series"
Alice is tormented by scandalous thoughts of the rough-hewn brute who rescued her and then chastised her so thoroughly. When at last, Alice timidly bares her heart to him, Niall admits that he fiercely desires to claim her as his own, and plans are made for him to take her as his bride. But when a vengeful Lord Roderick seeks to reclaim Alice and make her his by force, can her highland warrior save her once again?
State trooper Brandt's new assignment to infiltrate a sex-cam operation puts him in a very uncomfortable position, especially since he'll have to perform naked on camera for his audition. Fortunately his partner and best friend, Donnelly, has his back - whether that means helping Brandt shop gay boutiques for sexy underwear or offering Jager and encouragement while he researches porn. Despite his mortification, Brandt gives the audition his best "shot" - and becomes an overnight sensation.
Grit is a kid whose run the gauntlet. Suffering tragedy at a tender age and coping with it the only way he knew how, the boy has lived a lifetime in his 18 years. Forced out of the only home he's ever known and onto the mean streets of Los Angeles, Grit must find the means to survive but does he have the will anymore? When two unlikely heroes step into his life, Grit reluctantly accepts the safety they appear to offer.
Wade is a throwaway, forced into prostitution at 14 and living on the mean streets of Los Angeles. Nearly four years later, and now calling himself Trick, he's still struggling to survive. While huddled in a doorway on a cold, rainy morning, he thanks his lucky stars when an expensive Mercedes pulls up and rolls down a window. Phoenix, known as Master P, may be a big intimidating Dom, but he has a soft spot for vulnerable young men. When he sees a homeless kid trembling in the cold, he has to stop and pick him up.
"Can't get enough!!"
Dan thinks about just driving, leaving the whole mess behind. He's got enough money. He could just arrange to get his stuff and his horse shipped to wherever he's going. Taking off is what he used to do when things got to be too much, and it worked pretty well, really.
"A Pleasant Experience..."
Nick Larosa is not pleased about going to DeWitt's pack, especially since Adam Trenton, his first love from 10 years ago, will be there. Things didn't end well when Nick broke off their relationship after discovering he was going blind. Those old feelings of anger and lust are clearly still there for both of them. Adam always knew Nick's eyesight was bad, but never thought he would go blind. Seeing Nick's once-clear eyes so cloudy and sightless is a shock.
Kaden Markwell, spoiled rich kid, has always chosen the hard way to learn life's lessons, though he doesn't see it that way. Now that he's been caught in an act that, should it get out, will embarrass his millionaire father and ruin his mother's career, he's taken things a step too far. Kaden has no choice but to finally do what his daddy says as he's sent off to an old family friend to get his act together.