Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Waiting on Cursed & Lovecraft's Monsters!







Meet FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She's cursed. He's damned. Together, they make one hell of a team.

Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray.

Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his dark and dangerous past. As a former Black Ops sniper, he’s taken enough lives. Now he’s doing penance by saving them. 

Emma and Zack’s very first case draws them deep into the realm of the paranormal, and forces them to use their own supernatural abilities. But that leaves each of them vulnerable, and there are lines partners should not cross. As secrets are revealed and more women go missing, one thing becomes clear: as they race to save the victims, Emma and Zack risk losing themselves.







Deliciously creepy, this loving tribute to the master of modern horror features riveting stories from his wicked progeny. H. P. Lovecraft created a wealth of legendary monstrosities a century ago, and this collection of stories reconnects with those imaginings: the massive, tentacled Cthulhu, who lurks beneath the sea waiting for his moment to rise; the demon Sultan Azathoth, who lies babbling at the center of the universe, mad beyond imagining; the Deep Ones, who come to shore to breed with mortal men; and the unspeakably-evil Hastur, whose very name brings death. Celebrating these famous beasts in all their grotesque glory, each story is a gripping new take on a classic mythos creature accompanied by an illuminating illustration. In one accursed tale, something unnatural slouches from the sea into an all-night diner to meet the foolish young woman waiting for him. In another storyline the Hounds of Tindalos struggle to survive trapped in human bodies, haunting pool halls for men they can lure into the dark. Strange, haunting, and undeniably monstrous, this is the best of Lovecraft's creatures—reawakened and re-imagined.





1 comments:

Bonnie R said...

Oh, wow, Cursed is going on my TBR immediately. That sounds fantastic, thanks so much for sharing!
My Waiting on Wednesday pick!

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