"The Dark, Deep Down" is derived from the random thoughts and ideas exposed in the daylight, but fostered in the darker, sublime, realms of the mind. Don't be surprised if you go looking for sunshine within these pages, and discover that none can be found. Or if the pickets on the white fence are just a little too sharp. This collection uses the backdoor of the mind to explore some of the less-traveled paths to fear, sadness, and myth.
"This book left me breathless!" --R. L. Stine, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Goosebumps and Fear Street "Move over, Stranger Things. . . The Darkdeep will pull you into an irresistibly eerie world beyond your wildest dreams--and nightmares." --Melissa de la Cruz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Descendants series New York Times bestselling authors Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs team up to co-author this thrilling first book in a darkly suspenseful middle grade series. Everyone in Timbers knows Still Cove is off-limits, with its creepy Beast sightings and equally terrifying legends. But when a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over a cliff and into Still Cove's icy waters, friends Tyler and Emma--and even Opal Walsh, who usually runs with the popular kids--rush to his rescue . . . and discover a mysterious island hiding in the murky, swirling mists below. Though the island appears uninhabited, the kids can't shake a feeling that something about it is definitely not right. Their suspicions grow when they stumble upon an abandoned houseboat filled with all sorts of curiosities: odd-looking weapons, unnerving portraits, maps to unknown places, and a glass jar containing something completely unidentifiable. And in its lowest depths churns a dark, deep secret. As the group delves deeper into this mysterious new clubhouse, their lives begin to intertwine in weird and dangerous ways. For something ancient has awakened . . . and it can detect not only their wishes and dreams, but also their darkest, most terrible imaginings. Do they have what it takes to face the shadowy secrets lurking within their own hearts? Told from alternating points of view, this pulse-racing tale from bestselling duo Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs is the start of a high-stakes, thrilling series about friendship and believing in yourself--and each other.
Discover a thrilling, darkly suspenseful middle grade series by New York Times bestselling authors Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs in this three-book digital bundle! Everyone in Timbers knows Still Cove is off-limits, with its creepy Beast sightings and equally terrifying legends. But when a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over a cliff and into Still Cove's icy waters, friends Tyler and Emma--and even Opal Walsh, who usually runs with the popular kids--rush to his rescue . . . and discover a mysterious island hiding in the murky, swirling mists below. Though the island appears uninhabited, the kids can't shake a feeling that something about it is definitely not right. Their suspicions grow when they stumble upon an abandoned houseboat filled with all sorts of curiosities, and in its lowest depths churns a dark, deep secret. As the group delves deeper into this mysterious new clubhouse, they discover shocking secrets about their houseboat hangout, the Rift, and the Darkdeep itself, and their lives begin to intertwine in weird and dangerous ways. For something ancient has awakened . . . Now, the friends must fight to protect their secrets, defeat new enemies, and save Timbers and all that they love, putting their friendships to the test as never before. Do they have what it takes to face the shadowy secrets lurking within their own hearts? This e-book bundle includes the entire series: The Darkdeep, The Beast, and The Torchbearers.
Evil takes root… As a child, Jessie Lockwood spent many hours helping her mother, Mariah, count the endangered ginseng plants hidden in the local woods of Deep Down, Kentucky. There she learned to appreciate the tiny Appalachian town—and ginseng’s healing powers. Now a PhD, she’s made her home in Lexington, even though that meant leaving Deep Down and her beloved mother—and Sheriff Drew Webb, the man she secretly loved. When Jessie is notified that her mother never returned from her last walk in the woods, she comes home to Deep Down—and to Drew. As Jessie and Drew race to find her mother, several suspects emerge: an agent for those who market the herb for its life-giving properties; Mariah’s disgruntled suitor; and an old Cherokee desperate to protect the sacred tribal herb. In the mist of legend and fear, only two things make sense to Jessie. At any cost, she is desperate to find her mother. And she can’t help falling desperately in love with Drew all over again. Originally published in 2009
A year after the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, unrelated but similar diabolical occurrences took place in the Great Lakes area of a young United States. Evil has booked passage aboard the Great American as it sets sail for Chicago. Aware of the ship’s dark reputation of death and mysterious mishap, a desperate crew composed of a murderous convict, two priests, a doctor of sorts and able-bodied misfits falls prey one by one to a formidable evil on the open sea. It’s old-school vampires inspired by Bram Stoker’s original vampire tale as well as the Hammer films, told with originality by a new voice in horror fiction.
I’d Like You More If You Were More like Me takes on one of life’s most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people? We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don’t have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to making deep connections: the fact that we’re so different. Different from God and different from each other. The good news is that connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences. When one person invites another to share an experience, they’re connected. It can be sharing a beautiful sunset or a meal, having a great conversation over cup of coffee, going for walk, or even teasing somebody. And when we share those same experiences with God, we get closer to him, too. God wants to connect with us—so much that he sent his son to live as a human being. God took on flesh and shared every human experience. So we don’t have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore. An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn’t have to be a cliché, it can be a daily way of life.
Torianey Heckstalls personal philosophy says it all. Feeling in the dark is a metaphor for how she feels when she makes the most of the decisions in her life. Life is a random cascade of experiences and opportunitiesor so she thought. On a whim, she decides to upgrade a ?ight shes taking to ?rst class, never daring to imagine that this one seemingly random decision would change her life in ways she could only once dream of. Sitting next to her is the man who will change her life. Que`Shaune Guadau II is the owner of a billion-dollar oil corporation founded by his father. But even he knows that money cant buy him everything he cravesand hes too distracted to realize that the beautiful stranger next to him in ?rst class could change his life too. Shaune and Tory made a deal with each other that will change both their lives forever. Tory was never a woman to go back on her own rules; even so, Shaunes relentlessness would soon make her question her unshakeable moral core. And he will do whatever it takes to convince her that he is the man for her. Neither is able to abandon the sexy, ?irty, cat-and-mouse games, and this creates a problem for Shaunes best friend, Marcus Swain. Jealous and vindictive, Marcus controls a game of his own, in which the two become unwitting players. Soon, he engineers a tumultuous rift between them. Now its a race to see which game is the more powerfulseduction or sabotage.