When five-year-old Aldo wakes up his father at 3AM on Sunday and demands a giraffe, his father takes him on a giraffe-hunting safari.
Because when Aldo doesn't get his way, bad things happen.
But Aldo's father might reconsider if he knew the source of Aldo's power: A talking rat with its own designs on a toy giraffe, which can only be found in a dusty display case at a creepy little pawnshop way out on the edge of nowhere.More info →
A Lombard Alchemist Tale
Aliston Hayes loved three things: getting married, hats, and the late Jac Jarger. So when she got the chance to combine the three with the help of a demon-possessed cat and an ancient book, how could she pass it up?
How could she know that her enthusiasm would result in "The Incident"?
Books. Power. Electricity. The wizard has everything forbidden the common people—and nobody even knows his name. For two girls barely in their teens, the mystery—and the temptations—prove irresistible. On a cold winter's night, they enter the wizard's garden to discover a treasure more precious than any they imagined—and a secret that tests their friendship beyond any civilized limits...More info →
High in the desert, between the mountains out west, up where the ground throbs from the nuclear test detonations, the casinos still glitter, drawing people from the far reaches of the world. They come here to try their luck, to take a chance, to have the adventures they wouldn't write home about.
In this other-world, the desert offers one last hope for the penniless, the luckless, the loveless, and the hopeless. A pawnshop dealing in wonders, where everything is for sale: a chance to get off the street, a few extra days with a dying lover, an afternoon in the sun, a home to call your own, the perfect wedding, or the chance to become a master magician, or a giraffe for your Sunday morning. But beware of the Master, and price he demands.
From the Greater London chapter of the Committee to Restrict the Accidental Population:
A comprehensive guide for Her Majesty's subjects on dealing with the social problems and legal issues created by the so-called "accidental population." If you are finding your world complicated by vampires, resurrectionists, or the undead, this pamphlet will give you the vital information you need to survive awkward situations with your life and social standing intact, and in the process restore the dignity of the Empire.More info →
As the earth drowns beneath an apocalyptic deluge, recently widowed Irene vows to spend the end of the world with a little bit of heaven: Dancing away her last night on Earth to the sounds of the best band in the world in a club just up the road where all is not what it seems...More info →
Thirty-five years ago, the local bag lady found ten children abandoned in a pit of quicksand by mile-marker thirty-five. Sacrificed to protect the reputation of the all-powerful Chiswick family, their survival remains a well-guarded secret. Now, as The Society of Miserable Bastards, they have plans for the family that abandoned them...More info →