( THE CURSED SUMMER )
“Madeleine Chambers of Hargest House” has a certain grandeur to it. But as Maddie enters the Gothic Mansion she inherited from her aunt,wonders if it walls remember what she’s blocked out of the summer she turned sixteen.
She barely settled in before a series of bizarre events drive her to question her sanity. Aunt Charlotte’s favourite song shouldn’t echo down the halls. The roots of a faraway willow shouldn’t reach into the cellar and a child skipping from room to room.
As the barriers in her mind begin to crumble, Madge recalls the long ago summer she looked into the face of evil. Now, she faces something worse. The mansion’s long-dead builder, who has unfinished business – and a demon that hungers for her very soul.
AUTHOR: CATHERINE CAVENDISH
TITLE: THE DEVIL’S SERENADE
Genres: Paranormal, Horror
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Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.
Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing and terrifying playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
AUTHOR: JOE HILL
GENRE: Fantasy, Thriller, Fiction, Paranormal
An Heiress, an ancient prophecy, and a masquerade…
Nerissa, the Heiress of Chiyo, prepares for the masquerade celebrating the twentieth anniversary of a thwarted assassination attempt on her family. Longing to be admired for herself and not her title, she arranges to switch costumes and enjoy the ball in blissful anonymity. But, when the fateful night finally comes, a prophetic warning of a second attack arrives too late, and the evening turns from revelry and romance to violence. After being pulled from the chaos by an enigmatic guardian, Nerissa learns that the Royal Family has been concealing a formidable secret for generations and it is only one of many that are about to be revealed.
AUTHOR: RACHEL R. SMITH
GENRE: Crime, Mystery, Fantasy