Forager by Peter R Stone
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Twenty-year-old Ethan Jones lives in a post apocalyptic, oppressive
society that terminates anyone with mutations caused by nuclear
radiation in an effort to keep the human race pure. Because of that, he
lives every day in fear for his life, for he has an incredible mutation
that gives him an edge when foraging in Melbourne’s ruins. An edge he
uses to survive encounters with the vile Skel savages who roam those
His life becomes complicated when he rescues a mysterious Japanese
girl from the Skel and brings her back with him, for she breaks the
town’s rigid conventions in her pursuit of him, placing their lives in
jeopardy. Her odd behaviour and probing questions baffle him, as does
the fact that he understands her when she speaks in Japanese.
At the same time, the Skel ramp up their attacks on the foraging
teams. Is this part of a larger plan that could spell the town’s doom?
And why do the Skel suddenly possess advanced technology – who is
backing them, and why?
Keeping his mutation secret, uncovering the girl’s true intentions
and trying to save the town all vie for Ethan’s attention. And if he
fails, not only his life, but the lives of all, are at stake.
Christmas Cozy by Kathi Daley
Christmas in Ashton Falls is always a magical time of year. The first
big snow has arrived, the tree in the town square has been decorated,
the window displays completed, and Hometown Christmas is just around the
corner. Zoe finds herself knee deep in holiday shopping and Children’s
wishes as she and Zak play host to nine year old Scooter Sherwood and
his friend Alex. Although a bit hectic, the magic of Christmas is in
full bloom and things couldn’t be more perfect until Zoe finds the body
of history teacher Holly Jolly in the Ashton Falls High School Christmas
Tree lot run by best friend Levi Denton and is pulled into a dangerous
Witchwood Estate - Going Home by Patti Roberts
There is something very evil lurking in the woods surrounding Witchwood
Estate... Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and
more... For all those young at heart... Equal measure of both Magic and
Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long
line of Harvey witches. Now, as a teenager, Alexandria must say goodbye
to Catnip Cottage and the Barnabys, her loving guardians for the last
twelve years, and go home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance.
Witchwood Estate. The home where she was born and her parents were
murdered. Her journey home becomes somewhat sinister, however, when she
discovers that there are those who have other plans for her and her new
Grab your broomstick/dustbuster out of the closet and come along for the ride!
Mossy Creek: A Maggie Mercer Mystery Book 1 by Jill Behe
Welcome to Mossy Creek. We’re small and easy-going with a lot of
community pride and camaraderie. What we don’t have a lot of is crime.
A close-knit laid-back little borough, so close to the southern
border of Pennsylvania we’re almost in West Virginia. Townsfolk like to
say: “We’re south enough to lend credence to our slight drawl, but
sufficiently north of the Mason-Dixon to be ‘damn Yankees’.”
None of us were prepared for murder … especially involving a teenager.
Merry Sucking Christmas by Jessica McBrayer
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It’s Christmas in San Francisco. And all your favorite characters are
celebrating in their own special ways. From Julian’s Saturnalia to
Helena’s Winter Solstice, from Christmas mass to Santa Claus the
vampires of San Francisco have it covered.
Lily just wants everyone to be happy. But with a surprise visit from
Diel’s father and his new wife nothing is for sure. Meanwhile the
children all demonstrate that they are definitely the next generation of
vampires, djinn and demons.
Will Diel’s father ruin the holidays or will Lily’s Christmas wish prevail?
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film.
The holiday film A Christmas Story,
first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial,
gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its
affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American
family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town
Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a
force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.
This edition of A Christmas Story
gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical
humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here
is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is
really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched
battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and
unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies
Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable
campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine
action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult
world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”?
The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories,
coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of
Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart
and tickle the funny bone.