In the hills of Tennessee, Shane Carson, a gifted, nationally-recognized horseman, is living the good life. When a mysterious mustang shows up on his farm, Shane doesn't know how - or why - the horse appeared, but the horse's distinctive brand identifies her. She is one of the Spirit Horses, a rare, wild herd that runs free on the Shoshone reservation in Wyoming. Watched over for centuries in the tribe's ancestral valleys, these exquisite horses, according to belief, provide a link to the afterlife. When tragedy strikes in his life, Shane nearly loses his will to live - but for one promise he made to his young son: to return the mustang....
"Loved this story"
Once, when young Nasruddin was acting up in class by distracting his classmates with endless antics, jests, and stories, his irate teacher uttered a curse: ''Whatever you do or say, wherever you go or stay, whether it's night or day - people will only laugh at you.'' Now, eight centuries later, people everywhere are still laughing at the immortal Mullah Nasruddin, one of the world's most beloved folk characters.
"If I'm ever late for work, call the police!" That's what Albuquerque, New Mexico, bank teller Girly Chew, 36, told her boss. The Malaysian-born beauty lived in mortal fear of her pathologically deranged husband and had taken out a restraining order against him. She was late for work for the first - and last - time on September 10, 1999. Her bloodstained clothes were found near a lonely stretch of desert highway. Chew's estranged spouse was an unrepentant scam artist with a terrifying violent streak.
Just as the first wave of flying saucer sightings ended in the summer of 1947, the military began a project to investigate those reports. For 22 years, the Air Force attempted to learn what it could about the phenomena they called UFOs. During those years, they investigated more than 12,000 sightings including landings, occupant reports, photographs, radar cases, and intercepts by military jet fighters. In many instances plausible explanations were advanced, but nearly 1,000 sightings were marked as unidentified.
Henry Bates had a very reclusive life, until one day the constant nagging from his wife made him snap, and things started dying. All Henry wanted was to enjoy his retirement like any normal hard working man, but his wife had other plans and retirement wasn't one of those.
"Truly gruesome story"
Legends that endured for centuries, endure for a reason. In the wilderness of Southeastern Alaska, the Kushtaka is one such legend. Known as the Land-Otter Man among the Tlingit Indians, the Kushtaka are shape-shifting, time bending, mythical creatures capable of taking your deepest fears and turning them into a nightmarish reality.
Big Bone Lick: The Cradle of American Paleontology recounts the rich history of the fossil site that gave the world the first evidence of the extinction of several mammalian species, including the American mastodon. Big Bone Lick has played many roles: nutrient source, hallowed ground, salt mine, health spa, and a rich trove of wonders. Stanley Hedeen presents a comprehensive narrative of Big Bone Lick from its geological formation forward, explaining why the site attracted animals, regional tribespeople, European explorers and scientists, and eventually American pioneers.
"I simply needed to know I was wanted," Kenny Loggins once said. This comes from a man who knew how much people loved him and adored his songs, from a man who has been probably more productive in his life than 99 percent of the population, from a man who lived his life discovering His Way, His Tao, and never stopped. There's a lesson to be learned here.
Sarac resolves to rescue Alena, a priestess he loves. But he doesn't realize his urgent quest is part of a greater purpose - she holds the secret to one of four crystals needed to save the planet. The Crystal of Fire is one of four Crystals of Power ancient Wizards created to prevent the terrible planetary upheaval their world suffers every one thousand years. Sarac must find the Crystals of Power and unite them before the Fall Equinox when the red planet Nibiru comes into alignment with their planet or all will be lost.
What did Adolf Hitler, George Bernard Shaw, Benjamin Frankfurt, Byron, women's rights leader Anna Kingsford, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They were all vegetarians. This is a digital edition of the classic exploration of vegetarianism which is just as controversial today as it was when it was first published.
"An interesting overview of vegetarian history"
A new horror is stalking New Orleans. He is the "Queen of Hearts" killer, removing the hearts of his young male victims. He is savage. He is unstoppable. And the New Orleans Police commissioner has requested - by name - the aid of Dr. Jessica Coran. But another horror is stalking Jessica. The man known as "The Vampire Killer" has escaped from prison, leaving a trail of blood-drained bodies in his wake. No one knows where he is - but they do know that he's coming for Jessica, the woman that put him behind bars.
"Great Premise, Badly Written"
Kushtaka or Kooshdakhaa is a Tlingit word meaning “land otter man.” The Kushtaka is on one hand the nemeses of the Tlingit people, yet necessary to their Shamans who play a critical role in the survival of the Tlingits. The Tlingit people are as mysterious in their beliefs as the Kushtaka, making for strange bedfellows.
Johnny Delmer was born in a cabin that should have been condemned in a small town known as Docerville. Johnny's parents didn't have much money to put food on the table for little Johnny to eat. Johnny's father, Jack, worked at Doc's gas station in Docerville whenever he wasn't drunk. Johnny's mothe,r Susan, worked as a waitress at Dugers Diner also located in Docerville, but only part-time because she had an alcohol problem as well. Seeing the way Johnny's father treated his mother was one factor that would later mold little Johnny Delmer into a serial killer.
Sit back, turn the lights down low, and get ready for the scare of your life, with five bloodcurdling short stories from 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead, written by Drac Von Stoller. "Born a Serial Killer", "Castle Drac Von Stoller", "The Seance," "What If The Devil Created Earth", and "Wood Chipper" will have your hair standing on end!
"Oh. My. Goodness. Simply dreadful."
Marine Second Lieutenant James Byerley is looking for some action in the seedy side. Instead, he finds a beautiful woman fighting off assailants. The coincidental meeting sets off a lifelong relationship as Byerley discovers he's stumbled onto a coup attempt and has rescued the crown princess. Rescuing the princess launches Byerley's career, but it also puts him in the crosshairs of the star kingdom's ambitious politicians.
When Hank leaves South Dakota for Montana, he carries a heavy heart and some dark secrets; all of his belongings fill just one small suitcase. A country boy who doesn't speak the King's English, he's willing to work hard and keep his head down. He finds that opportunity as a flatland ranch hand helping Russell and Lora with the chores and their cattle in the Missouri Breaks in eastern Montana. The family provides him with work, renewed faith, and a respite from his troubled past. They introduce him to Eileen, a beautiful, confident red-head.
Matt Cooper's back...somewhat. That is, his son and grandson open the story at Matt's graveside, paying their respects to the legendary detective. It's now 2012 and Matt's been dead for ten years. His son, Clay and grandson, Elliott now run Cooper Investigations and they're hot on a double murder case.
Sandman built his dubious reputation by turning the dreams and nightmares of others into harsh reality. Now he's pursuing his own twisted dream; the beautiful Maria Milan. But she doesn't want to become a player in Sandman's sordid fantasy. Michael Sykora is a hit man who kills for justice. Sean Riley is a hit man born to kill. Together, they're out to take down Sandman and his organization. Whether mercy is given depends on who catches him first.
"This one is NOT a fun mystery/thriller!"
The Tyrell Brothers Circus was rolling during the 1986 season. With dozens of cities to cover between spring and fall, Rick Tyrell and his brother, Buck, had their hands full just managing the staff, the equipment, and all the animals. What they didn't need was the person responsible for sabotaging their show. Two performers were dead, as was the biggest African elephant in any circus. Ring acts were sabotaged, and someone has a score to settle with the Tyrell Brothers. But who could it be?
Halloween had finally arrived. It was Mary's 16th birthday. Her parent's had finally decided she was old enough to have a sleep-over at their house. But she was only allowed to have two of her best friends spend the night after the party. Mary's little sleep-over and the conjuring up an old urban legend called "Bloody Mary" would prove fatal for them all.