Viewing books by author : Rachel Caine

The Dead Girls Dance

Chapter One It didnt happen, Claire told herself. Its a bad dream, just another bad dream. Youll wake up and itll be gone like fog. She had her eyes squeezed tight shut. Her mouth felt dry, shrivele...

Two Weeks Notice

Page 1 Chapter 1 It was a perfect day for a funeral. Overcast, cool, no rain; sweaters, not coats. The wind was light and fresh, and although fall had arrived (as much as it ever did in California), ...

Devils Due

Prologue CASE NOTES LUCIA GARZA FILE #20050228- PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATION SUBJECT: BENJAMIN MCCARTHY, 44-year-old white male BACKGROUND: Exemplary Kansas City police detective. Decorat...

Devils Bargain

Chapter 1 For all my kick-ass girls. You know who you are. Everything you do matters. Sol's Tavern was a place for serious drinkers. It had no elegant decor, no pretty people sipping layered lique...

Stillhouse Lake

Gina never asked about the garage.That thought would keep her awake every night for years after, pulsing hot against her eyelids. I should have asked. Should have known. But she’d never asked, she did...

Killman Creek

On the twelfth night since my ex-husband escaped prison, I am in bed. Not sleeping. Watching the play of light and shadow on the curtains. I’m lying on a narrow foldout cot and feeling every twinge of...

Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires #3)

Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they’d consider wrong. Or at least risky.Claire Danvers slid off of her bo...

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1)

On the day Claire became a member of the Glass House, somebody stole her laundry.When she reached into the crappy, beat-up washing machine, she found nothing but the wet slick sides of the drum, and –...

Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires #4)

It was hard to imagine how Claire’s day – even by Morganville standards – could get any worse … and then the vampires holding her hostage wanted breakfast."Breakfast?" Claire repeated blankly. She too...

The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires #2)

It didnt happen, Claire told herself. Its a bad dream, just another bad dream. Youll wake up and itll be gone like fog.She had her eyes squeezed tight shut. Her mouth felt dry, shriveled-up, and she w...

Cape Storm

Prologue What Has Come Before My name is Joanne Baldwin, and I used to control the weather as a Weather Warden. These days, I can also control the forces of the earth, like volcanoes and earthquakes, ...

Lord of Misrule

It was all going wrong, and Morganville was burning--parts of it, anyway.Claire stood at the windows of the Glass House and watched the flames paint the glass a dull, flickering orange. She could alwa...

Total Eclipse

Chapter One Black corner. It was the name Wardens--and Djinn--gave to a section of the world that had been scorched by something unnatural; a place where the basic energy that coursed through the worl...

Daylighters

Claire stared at the creaking billboard that marked the town limits of Morganville, Texas, and thought, I ought to be crying. Her best friend, Eve, already was, in helpless, furious sobs. Claire held ...

Firestorm

For Jenny Griffee, NaNoNov winner of 2004, who provided a hell of a good idea for a new class of magical being, not to mention a slam-bang character PREVIOUSLY...My name is Joanne Baldwin, and in case...