American Horror Story: Asylum is set mostly in 1964, Kit Walker (Evan Peters) is accused of killing his wife (Britne Oldford) and locked up in Briarcliff Manor, an asylum that houses the criminally insane. Court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. Oliver Threadson (Zachary Quinto) is assigned to assess Walker’s ability to stand trial. Reporter Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) requests access to the asylum as she sees exposing the mistreatment of the patients as the making of her career. Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) denies her access so Lana sneaks in and is injured. Jude initially uses the injury and then Lana’s homosexuality to keep her locked away. Dr. Arthur Arden (James Cromwell) is using the patients to make the ultimate human beings. Dark forces are at work. In modern-day in the ruins of Briarcliff will history repeat itself?
Asylum is the second show in the American Horror Story series.
Publication Date: November 8, 2010 | Audio Release Date: November 12, 2013
In Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys: An Annie Graceland Mystery by Pamela DuMond, Annie’s move to Los Angeles from Wisconsin with her up-and-coming actor husband seems perfectly timed. Her life is falling into place as her business succeeds. If only she didn’t feel the emotions of others. Who needs to know about someone’s foot fetish or struggles with weight loss and insecurity? Annie’s perfect life shatters when she discovers that her husband has been cheating and when the paramour dies, Annie is the prime suspect. To add to the problem of her telepathy, Annie now has a super annoying ghost hanging out with her. Can Annie solve the murder and save her sanity?
Rabid Reader’s Reviews presents a selection Spooky Reads for Halloween 2014
Beholder by Ivan Amberlake
Genre: paranormal, new adult, serial fiction, mystery
Seemingly disconnected deaths and abductions around the world are connected with a symbol branded on them or in their living environment. Jason, an average New Yorker, has been having strange dreams of a beautiful woman warning him of a power lurking within him that is the only thing to stop coming evil. Will Jason embrace his power in time to stop the ultimate destruction? Read more about Beholder.
In 2004 the [easyazon_link asin=”B001KEGTX2″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Ghost Hunters: The Complete First Season[/easyazon_link] show premiered that would change the way I, as a viewer, looked at paranormal research. The TAPS crew featured on Ghost Hunters and led by investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson sought to disprove haunting. Jay and Grant were average guys.
Hans Holzer is a best-selling author of works on the subject of ghosts, the afterlife, witchcraft and other paranormal phenomena. In Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond by Hans Holzer, a 761-page, a 3-lb tome the author shares his 50+ years of paranormal research with readers. From helping children to sharing experiences with the famous paranormal Warrens to bringing a young Regis Philbin along on a case — Holzer shows us how he helped countless spirits trapped in the mortal world to eternal peace.
An anthology of 11 fantasy and paranormal short stories by popular authors: “Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela” by Saladin Ahmed (author of Throne of the Crescent Moon), “The Children of the Shark God” by Peter S. Beagle (author of The Last Unicorn) , “Misery” & “Shadow Children” by Heather Brewer (author of Vladimir Tod), “Even Hand” by Jim Butcher (author of The Dresden Files), “Red Run” by Kami Garcia (author of Beautiful Creatures), “Pale Rider” & “The Adventures of Lightning Merriemouse-Jones” by Nancy Holder (author of Wicked), “Frost Child” and “South” by Gillian Philip (author of Rebel Angels) and “A Knot of Toads” by Jane Yolen (author of Owl Moon).
Seemingly disconnected deaths and abductions around the world are connected with a symbol branded on them or in their living environment. In The Beholder by Ivan Amberlake, Jason, an average New Yorker, has been having strange dreams of a beautiful woman warning him of a power lurking within him that is the only thing to stop coming evil. Will Jason embrace his power in time to stop the ultimate destruction?
Before a spirit is sent to Earth, it decides if after that life is done, it will help people who have reached their “Deadline” pass to the other side. They may bargain for extra time for those they wish to help, and for their loved ones. Anna has been keeping her mother alive by bargaining with another Deadliner to keep his wife alive. Another Deadliner bargains for a rich man to have more time so that he can give his money to a cause that will do some good. When the Deadliners start to go off-script and doing what their human emotions tell them they should instead of following their directive, things go wrong.
In After Life Lessons by Laila Blake and L.C. Spoering, Emily is an artist who has relocated from England to New York City living with her boyfriend and his young son when the Zombie Virus breaks out. Her boyfriend had a plan to head south and when he’s lost to them, Emily and Song follow his plan with near disastrous results. When Aaron, a former Army medic, finds them huddled and dying in the back room of a gas station, he knows he can’t leave them behind. Together they face an uncertain future knowing that they’re not only at risk from the zombies but the survivors and that for both of them the future is not guaranteed.
In Windfall by Colin Dodds, Seth Tatton is an average guy who practices law by day. By night, Seth is a hit man for a super secret organization made up of the 1%. With each hit, the organization’s plans become clearer to Seth and he’s finding himself more entrenched in their plot. What Seth doesn’t realize that there are forces at work within himself eager to use his unique skills but when he’s called upon for a special task, will everything change?
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