By Laurell K. Hamilton
The steamy outtake that takes readers even additional into Laurell ok. Hamilton’s bestselling novel, Kiss the Dead.
You’d imagine I’d get used to seeing one of these attractive guy and realizing he was once mine, however it by no means grew outdated, as though his attractiveness and the truth that he used to be mine, and that i used to be his, might ceaselessly shock me.
With a vampire like Jean Claude round, it’s a ways too effortless for Anita Blake to doubt her personal appearance—and the carry it has on those that love her. yet one sizzling bathtub and highly horny men—Jean Claude and Asher—will make her suppose just like the such a lot lusted-after lady alive…or undead. no longer undesirable for a trifling human…
“Hamilton is still probably the most creative and intriguing writers within the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris, no 1 ny occasions Bestselling Author
Includes an excerpt of Kiss the lifeless, the recent Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel
Read or Download Beauty (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 20.5) PDF
Similar short stories books
That includes Westlake's hapless hero John Dortmunder, this unique compilation of brief tales ties in to the author's most modern Dortmunder hardcover, "The highway to wreck. "
Listed below are 5 brief tales through an writer who often writes crime fiction. although encouraged by means of own reports, they're fiction, jam-packed with lies, and not going stories (mostly). All are meant to be funny or satirical. within the Savage Hogs, Eli is a misbegotten, light younger guy usually mistreated by means of others.
Havoc is a brief tale that follows major characters amidst an alien invasion. Taking the point of view of the characters, the reader is thrown into the combination of bewilderment and desperation that inhabits the area of Havoc. How do you continue to exist a brutal alien invasion? in addition, what has introduced the adversarial race to our planet?
Attending to Unknow the buddies is a set of brief fictions through Louis Daniel Brodsky that offers the reader with one of many strangest casts of misfits in modern literature.
- Flying Home: and Other Stories
- A Casa do Morro Branco
- Fixed: Fur Play
- Pieces: A Collection of New Voices
Additional info for Beauty (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 20.5)
I hurry inside, in terror—in terror hurry down the passage leading to the infirmary. The doctor is gone. The sickbeds are empty. ” I cry aloud. I must find the captain and wake him; for surely this is a dream, and whose dream is it if not his? 9. In an instant, I am standing outside the captain’s cabin. The captain’s mother sits before the door, her stony face inclined toward the wool in her lap. Click, click, click is all the sound there is: that which her steel needles make as they tease the wool into a lengthening cable.
She snarls. ” He studies the package as she walks away on the daggers of her heels. He cannot understand why the iconography of his desert country should appear in a city of skyscrapers, taxis, and potted palms. And suddenly, he feels rise up in him a powerful nostalgia—a terrible yearning—for Egypt. He puts money on the table, as he has seen other men do, and goes, wishing he were like Karloff ’s mummy, possessed of an irresistible will, an unappeasable wrath, so that he might slay them all—all who have humiliated him since he was awakened, roughly, from his dream.
Click, click, click. 10. There is in the captain’s cabin that same cold that would have stopped my blood and sealed the chambers The Captain Is Sleeping 51 of my heart if I had remained any longer out on deck. The cabin walls are sheathed in frost. The floor is ice. The sheet folds about the captain’s body like snow. His body, too, is cold; the limbs are possessed by rigor; the eyes, two stones beneath the lowered lids. His smooth cheeks bear traces of the lather the barber left there before he, too, disappeared.
Categories: Short Stories