Eighteen of the very best American short stories, each a classic in its own right. Stories include "The Little Frenchman and his Water Lots", by George Pope Morris; "The Angel of the Odd", by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Schoolmasters’s Progress", by Caroline M.S. Kirkland; "The Watkinson Evening", by Eliza Leslie; "Titbottom’s Spectacles", by George William Curtis; "My Double and "How He Undid Me", by Edward Everett Hale; "A Visit to the Asylum for Aged and Decayed Punsters", by Oliver Wendell; and more.
From Jaime Johnesse, a collection of psychological horror short stories.
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What happens when a flammable torch is thrown into a highly volatile situation? Welcome to Txema Ybarra's continued misadventure. In this third installment, the world's last civilized vampire kingdom brings Txema and her infant daughter, Alaia, to the remote Tien Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan. Seeking refuge and a lasting deterrent against Ralu and Huangtian Dadi's dragon assassins, Racco and Gustav plan to recreate ancient amulets to protect mother and daughter from attack.
"Excellent Third Book in The Series!"
Txema Ybarra is the most unenviable 19-year-old girl alive. Smart, pretty, and athletically gifted, this University of Tennessee freshman should be enjoying college life and her entrance into adulthood. And for a moment she does...until the vampires show up. Born with an unusual "twin teardrop" birthmark on her neck, Txema (pronounced Chema) is one of only a handful of females in the world who bear this trait. It marks her as a vessel of eternal youth and beauty for an elite vampire society determined to protect her precious blood....
Welcome to the continued misadventure of 19-year-old Txema Ybarra. The Earth's most privileged undead believe they deserve a stake in Txema's blood, and there is power and prestige for whoever controls her ancient bloodline. However, the vampire demon Ralu and his burgeoning Chupacabra army crave the same lofty status. Unlike his brother Gustav - ruler of the elite European vampires - Ralu desires the death of Txema, and with it the end of Gustav's 2,000-year reign.
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